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About this site

Welcome to my personal web site. I'm gradually adding material to it, either as I develop it for other purposes (e.g. writing articles) or as answers to particular technical questions I'm asked. When I get time, I'm also adding content on the very basics of analytics and data mining for those who are new to the subject. As a result, you'll find a somewhat diverse mix of material here, though I'm trying to structure it in a simple but meaningful way. As usual, any feedback or requests for new content are welcome.

Best regards

Chris, 12 June 2014

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About me

Chris Hemingway BSc PhD CITP MBCS

Chris Hemingway is currently Head of Analytics for the Fraud, Error & Debt Programme in the Cabinet Office. He has been in senior analytics roles in the British civil service since 2006 developing analytics strategies, leading analytics-based business innovation, designing and developing large analytics systems, and managing operational analytics teams. Chris, working with IT partners CapGemini, designed, developed and managed the ADEPT (Analytics for Debtor Profiling and Targeting) system for HMRC. ADEPT won the Smarter Working award and was runner up as project of the year in the 2013 Real IT Awards and won the Public Sector Outsourcing Project of the Year category at the 2013 National Outsourcing Awards.

Prior to working in government, Chris was a member of faculty at the Cranfield School of Management, one of the oldest and most prestigious business schools in the UK. Chris continues to work with his colleagues at Cranfield, including delivering a session on analytics-based innovation for the Cranfield IT Leadership Programme.

Chris holds a first class BSc in Computer Science & Management Studies and a PhD in Information Systems, both from the University of Leeds. He is a Chartered IT Professional, Member of the British Computer Society and Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society. He is a Director of the Society for Data Miners and a Member of the Advisory Board at Brunel Business School.

Analytics Events Calendar

Please note that I maintain a calendar of analytics-related events below. By adding events to this calendar, I am not endorsing or supporting the event in any way, just collating useful information for those who might want to attend.