Organisations are often rich in data but can be constrained in deriving value from it. As a result, they miss out on data-driven insights, advanced analytical capabilities and intelligence when aiming to tackle complex social challenges. Of course, data on its own does not solve everything, but it can help with establishing a contextual understanding of a problem, by providing reliable and real-time information for actionable insights.
We are here to partner with you to use data to help you solve societal challenges. Our end-to-end service can support you all the way, from building a comprehensive understanding of the context in which your challenges are situated, to evaluating your information needs and assessing your data to identify gaps. If the available data cannot answer your questions, we can enrich your data or co-create it from scratch leveraging tailored domain expertise.
We build data insights by using algorithms, natural language processing tools and statistical analysis. Furthermore, we pair it with our expertise in data governance, ethics-by-design and explainable AI best practices, to ensure secure and sustainable outcomes.
Focusing on what really matters to you, we will help you gain real value from data to achieve a positive societal impact.
The Sociotech Insights Group can take you on an end-to-end journey from problem definition to final outputs or can support you in a modular fashion, based on your needs and context of operation.
What are you needs and what is the landscape of your context of operation?
Work with us to truly unpack your challenge
What technical, legal and domain expertise is needed to deliver secure and sustainable change within your context?
Work with us to understand the complexity and nuances of your challenge
How can you identify and gather all the relevant data to derive value from it and build insights?
Work with us to structure and enrich your data
What do you need to ensure full compliance and security when extracting value from data?
Work with us to embed security compliance and ethical principles within your data processing
What applied knowledge, training and information do you need to tackle your challenge?
Work with us to develop your skills and expertise
By enhancing your analytical capabilities and data intelligence, you will be able to tackle complex societal challenges. In the course of this process, you will have:
Ultimately, you will tackle complex societal challenges by achieving faster and more reliable decision-making.
Understanding and solving your challenge involves taking a step back to really unpack them through in-depth, structured discussions. To do this, we ask 7 questions:
You are always at the centre. We work closely with you to understand each of these questions in your particular context and within your particular constraints. We bring a wealth of expertise to the table, but we check our assumptions at the door.
We will work with you to ensure that your key needs for creating solutions are met and co-develop durable and sustainable outcomes through multiple iterative cycles of experimentation and validation.
Solving tricky and elaborate social challenges requires a rigorous understanding of the surrounding context. It needs domain expertise and in-depth know how of socio-technical research methods and methodologies. This needs to underpin all data-driven insights.
We accomplish this by using our in-house, multilingual and socio-technical team with full-spectrum interdisciplinary expertise across social sciences, health, law, ethics, behavioural science, privacy, data protection, data science, analytics, machine learning, and algorithmic development.
Taking an interdisciplinary approach to producing data-driven insights enhances the reliability and validity of the findings, thereby supporting organisations to cut costs and drive efficiencies in evidence-based decision making to tackle complex social problems.
Sometimes the data needed to solve your challenge is already available for expert curation. Sometimes it isn’t. You may need to go beyond analysing and visualising your data and enrich your datasets or even create it from scratch to arrive at the desired solution. At all times, interpreting the data landscape is a key part of the puzzle.
As experts in data curation, creation and interpretation, we support with the following:
Useful data comes in many different shapes, sizes and languages and can remain hidden in places many wouldn’t even think to look. We will help you find opportunities for insight and our support in finding and working with data will give you more time to achieve your aims.
Our integrated data validation and agile verification processes add an extra level of guarantee to the sustainability of your solution and that it fits your context of operation.
Understanding the context of complex social problems and adopting new technologies to solve them can be challenging and disruptive for organisations and people. Through our training service, we can help you develop an in-depth understanding of a topic and help you learn how to apply this knowledge to your context and turn it into actionable insights. We offer courses in person, virtual and as e-packages that you can use anytime and anywhere. You can use one of our existing courses or we can work with you to develop a bespoke course just for you.
Ethics and new technology:
Through the training you will: