Should you leave your house to your grandchildren?

Last week, housing minister Gavin Barwell suggested that people should leave their houses to their grandchildren when they die, rather than their children. The reasoning is straightforward: young people are much less likely to own a property than their parents were at the same age, so the inheritance of a lump sum will help them get …
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Strata+Hadoop London 2016

Last week we spoke at the Strata+Hadoop London conference held at the ExCel centre. We presented as part of the new Data 101 track held on Wednesday that intended to introduce the principles of data architecture and doing data science. Our talk was on doing data science for strategic business problems. We spoke about issues with …
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Agent-Based Modelling and Econometrics for Media Planning

Introduction In this post, the relationship between Econometric Modelling and Sandtable’s Agent-Based Modelling solution is discussed and how they may be used complementarily in order to provide a broader range of insight to media planners is explored. Motivation There are a number of identified issues with current media planning support tools which need to be addressed. These issues include: Existing …
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Was the 2015 Rugby World Cup the “best ever”?

I was lucky enough to go to the Rugby World Cup (RWC) Final on Saturday at Twickenham. It was a great occasion and a privilege to see a truly great New Zealand side retain the Webb Ellis trophy. As so often with major sporting events this latest round of the RWC has been hailed as the "best …
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