HR Operations, Technology and Analytics

Summer Lecture: The Misuse of Data

  • Hybrid Events
  • June 9, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm UTC+1
  • London, United Kingdom

In-Person: 17.30 – 20.30 BST / Online: 18.00 – 19.30 BST

Data has always been a key part of the decision-making process. Its availability, however, has never been so prolific as it is now, nor has the reliance on it been as great. Whether by accident or otherwise, both these forces mean the likelihood of data misguiding decision-making is far more common than ever before. With both trends set to continue, it is key for business leaders to spot when they are being presented with flawed evidence.

We welcome back the highly entertaining Ben Goldacre who will share a “greatest hits” of people misusing statistics in interesting ways. A doctor, academic and award-winning writer, Ben specialises in unpicking scientific claims made by scaremongers and armchair experts. His session will challenge us to be more evidence-driven in our work and adopt a healthy scepticism towards the unsubstantiated claims often made by so-called experts. Ben’s talk will be followed by a drink and canapés reception.

Who is this Event for?

Senior HR professionals looking to adopt a more data and evidence-driven approach to their work.

Speakers

Dr. Ben Goldacre

Broadcaster, Academic and Science Writer

Dr. Ben Goldacre is an award-winning writer, broadcaster, and medical doctor who specialises in unpicking scientific claims made by scaremongering journalists, government reports, pharmaceutical corporations, PR companies and quacks. He was trained in Medicine at Oxford and London, and currently works as an academic in epidemiology. Ben wrote the weekly Bad Science column in the Guardian from 2003-2011.

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