The Bristol Distinguished Address: Mobilising the power of data to help Britain; John Pullinger

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Date: 22 February 2017
Venue: UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre, BS34 8QZ
Time: Reception: 18:00 Lecture: 18:30 Networking: 19:30

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Mobilising the power of data to help Britain (and the world) make better decisions

John Pullinger, Chief Executive, UK Statistics Authority, will deliver a lecture on mobilising the power of data to help Britain (and the world) make better decisions.

In this lecture John will argue that policymakers need faster, more fine grained and more targeted information if they are to make good choices about the future of the economy, society and the environment.

The data revolution offers until recently unimaginable sources of data that can be mobilised in this endeavour.

Making links between academics, officials and businesspeople as well as with politicians and the media is an essential element if the voice of evidence is to cut through the clamour of noisy debate.

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BDAS Lecture Programme

  • 18:00 - Registration and refreshments
  • 18:30 - Lecture
  • 19:30 - Networking


John Pullinger is the UK National Statistician and most recent Chair of the United Nations Statistical Commission. He has previously been President of the Royal Statistical Society and Chair of the Getstats campaign for statistical literacy. He has worked in statistical, research, policy and leadership roles in the UK government at the Department of Trade and Industry, Department of Environment and Office of Manpower Economics as well as the UK Statistics Authority. He also spent ten years leading information services at the UK House of Commons as Librarian of the House and developing new services to enable the public to engage with Parliament.

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About the Bristol Distinguished Address Series

The Bristol Distinguished Address Series provides a unique opportunity to hear about the challenges, issues and decisions being made at the highest level of strategic leadership. The series is delivered by the Bristol Business School in partnership with ACCA, Bristol City Council, Bristol Junior Chamber, Bristol Post, Business West, CBI, CMI, FSB, IoD, ICAEW and the West of England LEP.

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