SocDM: Launching the Society of Data Miners – Open Meeting, London, Feb 11

The Society of Data Miners is an independent non-profit organisation which aims to increase the benefits of data mining to society, and to advance the profession of data mining. Come to the first open meeting, London, Feb 11.

Tom Khabaza, Jan 17, 2014.

SocDM Society of Data Miners: First Open Meeting

Venue: Nesta, 1 Plough Place,
London EC4A 1DE, near Chancery Lane tube
When: Tue 11 Feb 2014, 18:00-20:00

The Society of Data Miners (SocDM, see is an independent non-profit organisation for the public good with the purposes to:

  • Increase the benefits of data mining to society;
  • Increase knowledge and awareness of the nature and benefits of data mining;
  • Advance the profession of data mining;
  • Form a community of and for data miners.

We would like to invite all analytics professionals to attend and take part in open discussions concerning the Society's current activities, with the potential for suggesting new ones. These activities include analytics education & certification, ethics, conferences and analytics standards.

The meeting will start with presentations on the theme: Analytical innovation: from early adoption to the board, followed by an open discussion of the Society and its activities. Light refreshments will be provided.


  • 17:30 Arrival, Registration & Refreshments
  • 18:00 Tom Khabaza: Chairman's Welcome
  • 18:10 Andy Pryke: Introduction to R for analytics
  • 18:30 Fran Bennett: Case Study - Analysing innovation and early adoption
  • 18:50 Chris Hemingway: Business Issues in Analytics Adoption: the case for the CAO
  • 19:10 Discussion of SocDM activities led by Tom Khabaza
  • 19:55 Close of Meeting

Please register your intention to attend at