Going underground for success

May 2nd 2018

Going underground for successA business analyst from Reading is set to present his work to more than 5,000 international delegates, after reaching the finals of a European data analysis competition.

Daniel Caroli, who works at Care UK’s support office in Reading, is one of just three competitors to reach the final stage of Iron Viz Europe, a competition to find the best visual presentation of data created by business and data analysts from across Europe.

The competition, organised by software producer Tableau, set analysts the task of examining European cities. Daniel’s entry, which charted the development of the continent’s 57 metro systems, impressed the judges. Daniel said: “I was stunned when I learned I had won through to the final.”

The final sees the three competitors take to the conference stage for 20 minutes. Each contestant is given a laptop to create a data visualisation against the clock. They are given the data set a week in advance in order to consider their presentation options. But, whatever they choose to create, in the final they will have to complete it from memory.

Daniel said: “The entry took me weeks to develop. I’m excited but also a little intimidated at taking on the final at the ExCel Centre in front of so many international data specialists.”

At work in Reading, Daniel helps teams at the nine NHS treatment centres run by Care UK to improve their service to patients and to perform more effectively.

He explained: “We are constantly gathering and analysing data to ensure our teams work as effectively as possible. If we can do that we can maximise the number of patients seen and treated and minimise unnecessary delays and cancellations.”

The final will take place at the Tableau Conference Europe on Thursday 5 July at the ExCel Centre, Royal Victoria Dock. Daniel’s submission can be seen here.