What are the pros and cons of tracking employees' health? 

In this session we'll learn more about a real-life project with a British Professional Basketball team, and watch data being brought to life with a facilitated demonstration.

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SPEAKERS 

Hilary Wood - Associate, Cyber Security, PwC
Jona Duka - Senior Associate, Data & Analytics, PwC

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AGENDA

5:45 - 6:30pm Networking (drinks & nibbles)
6:30 - 7:45pm Talks
7:45 - 8:00pm Networking


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SYNOPSIS

Hilary: The effects of fitness monitoring technologies in a professional workplace: Increased productivity or reduced standards of performance?

The importance of protecting your personal data. Hilary will discuss her research project which she undertook for her masters dissertation.The research project investigated the benefits and harms of the increased use of wearable fitness self-tracking devices to monitor employees in professional environments (i.e. using fitbits within corporate wellness programmes).

The study looked into the debate over whether health tracking of employees increases productivity or raises anxiety and stress, adversely affecting the performance of workers. After carrying out field work for 7 months with a British Professional Basketball team, this presentation will discuss the key social impacts of the over-use of data monitoring.


Jona: Data & Analytics - How do you approach your data projects?

Understanding how data & analytics fits into your organisation is vital for success because it allows you to “Optimise your data assets. Make faster and better decisions. Work more efficiently and save money. Find new sources of revenue. Capitalise on the untapped business intelligence you already own.” PwC DAA Webpage

In this facilitative demonstration we'll review example data together and build a dashboard (from a brief).

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SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES


Hilary Wood - Associate, Cyber Security, PwC

● Undergrad in Economics
● Grew an interest for technological advancement
● MSc in Science and Technology in Society


Jona Duka - Senior Associate, Data & Analytics, PwC

● Undergrad in Software Engineering
● MSc in Design Informatics
● Industry experience at an Education Start-up as a Data Scientist


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For overseas delegates who wish to attend the event please note that BCS does not issue invitation letters.

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THIS EVENT IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY:

About the organiser: The BCSWomen in Scotland specialist group organises this event; find out more about the group at http://bcswomen.bcs.org/scotland-branch/

Data-driven Decisions - Useful Ally or Big Brother State? BCSWomen Scotland and PwC
Date and time
18 June, 5:45pm - 8:00pm
Location
PwC (Level 4)
Atria One
144 Morrison Street
Edinburgh
England
EH3 8EB
Price
This event is sold out