ONS Appoints MD for New Data Science Campus

In the UK, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has hired Tom Smith, co-founder of OCSI (Oxford Consultants for Social Inclusion), as Managing Director of its newly launched Data Science Campus. He will take up the position in January.Located at the ONS headquarters in Newport, South Wales, the Campus will build data tools and technologies to provide informed measurement and analyses on the economy, the global environment, and wider society. It will also act as a hub where UK public and private sector organisations can gain an understanding of the increased investment in data science research; and will pull together a national and international network of academic partners, providing funding opportunities for PhD candidates and joint research programmes.Smith (pictured) will join with twenty years’ experience of using data and analysis…


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