We’re a British Data Awards 2023 Finalist

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We’re a British Data Awards 2023 Finalist

We’re delighted to announce that we’ve been named a Finalist in the British Data Awards

The British Data Awards is an annual quest to discover and celebrate data success stories.
Organisations taking part this year range from FTSE 100 heavyweights, public sector
pioneers, technology unicorns, fast-growing scale-ups, essential Not-For-Profits, and
everything in between.

A record 226 entries were received this year which means that competition to be named a
Finalist proved to be particularly tough, so we’re especially pleased to be announced as a

Jason Johnson, Co-Founder of Predatech and British Data Awards judge said: “Judging the
British Data Awards this year wasn’t easy given the high standard of entries. All our Finalists
should be incredibly proud of their data success stories and for helping to showcase the best
that the world of data has to offer. I look forward to celebrating your achievements in May.”

Data comes in all shapes and sizes. It can often be difficult to know where to start. Whatever your problem, Jumping Rivers can help.

Our nominations

Data for Good Consulting Initiative of the Year (sponsored by The Dot Collective)

Jumping Rivers has been working on a project for the World Health Organisation Europe, streamlining and maintaining their COVID19 vaccination programme monitoring application. You may have read a little about this project in our recent blogs on offloading Shiny’s workload and working smarter, not harder with automated workflows. This is a great example of data being utilised to track and develop global initiatives. The maintenance that Jumping Rivers has performed on this app allows it to be quick, flexible and robust to changes in the data. The automation also allows the staff at the WHO/Europe to concentrate their efforts on important initiatives, rather than spending their time cleaning and managing data.

A screenshot of a map of Europe from the WHO/Europe COVID19  vaccination programme monitoring app.

Rising Star of the Year

Jack Walton is a finalist for the Rising Star of the Year award! Jack is very community driven, leading data science meetups and contributing to open source projects and online support networks. He inhabits a unique space in the industry, between data science and data engineering, carving out a position for himself acting as an intermediary between the two areas, and allowing for greater collaboration across the company.

A photo of Jack Walton smiling in front of a wall.

Quote from a company spokesperson

The British Data Awards 2023 will announce Winners across some 22 categories. A number
of Highly Commended awards will also be presented. This year, ‘Data for Good Initiative of
the Year’ and ‘Innovation of the Year’ received the most entries categories.
Other categories include ‘Data Leader of the Year’ and ‘Technology Company of the Year’,
while new categories including ‘Climate Change Initiative of the Year’ were introduced to
help showcase and celebrate the work of a diverse group of organisations.
The British Data Awards 2023 judging panel included:

  • Roshan Awatar: Group Director, Data & Analytics at Sky
  • Lynne Bailey: Chief Data Officer at KPMG UK
  • Neil Carden: CEO at Forth Point I A Blend360 Company
  • Dr Sophie Carr: Founder at Bays Consulting
  • Caroline Carruthers: CEO at Carruthers and Jackson
  • Christina Finlay: Director of Data & Analytics, Nest
  • Roxane Heaton: Chief Information Officer at Macmillan Cancer Support
  • Natalie Jakomis: Director of Data & Analytics at Rightmove
  • Jason Johnson: Co-Founder at Predatech
  • Natasha Lauer: Head of Marketing at Soda
  • Dr Jo Watts: CEO & Founder at effini

Finalists will be celebrated, and Winners announced, at an awards ceremony taking place in
London on the 11 th May.

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