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Welcome to Project:Hack 11 - our first in person hack since pre-covid!
Project:Hack11 will bring together business analysts, project delivery experts and data scientists to push boundaries and develop innovative solutions to enhance project delivery outcomes.
Win prizes worth thousands of pounds, Project:Hack10 had £5000! Opportunities to network and impress organisations such as NHS, Mace, MPA, Sir Robert McAlpine and a whole host of others across various sectors An opportunity to earn a paid summer internship with Projecting Success, work on real project challenges and learn to leverage data effectively A whole host of new challenges to tackle and impress thought leaders in project delivery who will be judging your solutions For more specific information, visit our hack page https://www.projectdataanalytics.co.uk/projecthack/
Venue and Catering:
The Hallam Conference Centre, Cavendish Venues, 44 Hallam St, London W1W 6JJ
Nearest tube stations - Regents Park, Goodge Street, Warren Street and Oxford Circus.
Delicious breakfast and lunch on both days brought to you by a company favourite - MercieMarie.
Free bar in the evening of the 7th of October from 17:30 - 20:30.
The event will finish at 5 pm on Friday 8th October so book your trains for after 5 pm.
Project:Hack Aims:
Explore methods and tools to transform how insights and value can be extracted from project data. Ranging from risk and schedule data through to on site presence of personnel.
Enable delivery professionals to understand the predisposition of projects to specific challenges, to predict them arising and take action to avoid the avoidable.
Ignite the professional imagination on what can be achieved and shape the future of project delivery.
Project:Hack11 Challenges
Challenge 1 - Project Plan Evolution Dashboard
Challenge 2 - Customer Experience Tool
Challenge 3 - Understanding and Collecting Asset Resilience Data
Challenge 4 - Material Inflation and Availability Monitoring Tool
Challenge 5 - Identifying & Cataloguing Bottlenecks & Constraints
Challenge 6 - Incorporating Sustainable Development Goals in Projects Plans
Challenge 7 - Material Verification
Challenge 8 - Predicting low carbon technology purchases to reinforce the UKs electricity network
Challenge 9 - Automated PDF linking system
Challenge 10 - Resource Exchange Mechanism (REM)
Challenge 11 - Material Inflation and Availability Searching and ScrapingMaterial Inflation and Availability Searching and Scraping
Challenge 12 - Building Lifecycle Costing Tool
Challenge 13 - Risk Mitigation Recommendations
Challenge 14 - Identifying Project Professionals
See our previous Project:Hack10 Challenges here - https://bit.ly/2WZRusf
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Let’s get started!
We'll start the event by introducing the challenges and the data sets. You'll then have the opportunity to pitch your idea to the crowd to invite team members, or join a team whose idea you want to work on. The remainder of the weekend will be spent developing the concepts, interrogating the data, building proof of concepts and delivering a solid pitch to support it. Finally, you'll get the opportunity to present to industry experts who will judge your proposal.
Happy to support you!
There will be online support. Data scientists, PowerBI experts and subject matter experts will help you with technical queries and mentors will guide you towards the perfect pitch. Computer science students are also welcome.It promises to be a great couple of days with food, drinks, ideas and bucket loads of fun.
The only requirement is to come with a lot of bright ideas and enthusiasm!
We had over 100 register to the last event. In order to ensure that people only book who intend to come to the event, we will be charging a fee. All ticket proceeds, less VAT and platform fees, will be donated to Cancer Research. Please note that platform fees are non-refundable (Eventbrite policy).
We are seeking sponsors for this event. Please get in touch if you are interested in supporting it.
What do I need to bring to the event?
Your laptop, access to any software that you are likely to need and bucket loads of enthusiasm.
Am I guaranteed a place?
We'll do our best to accommodate everyone.
How will my ideas be managed?
Your ideas belong to you. Its your intellectual property. But we encourage all attendees to share their code for the benefit of the community wherever possible. We will load all solutions onto the community portal unless you advise us otherwise.
How will my personal data be used?
Purely for the administration of this event, future events and any agreed follow up actions. It will not be used for any other purposes.
What is the photo policy?
A key part of the hack is to build momentum across the community and inspire people. We would like to screen shots and videos of for social media and videos. But if you would prefer not to be involved then please let us know.
What is the covid policy?
Please note you have to be fully vaccinated to attend the event, hand santising and thourough cleaning will take place at all times
While wearing a face covering is a personal choice and judgement, we’d encourage our attendees to wear one when arriving if you can. While social distancing is not a legal requirement, we encourage our guests to limit close contact and keep distance from others where possible
Dress code
Smart Casual


The PROJECT:HACK11 Awards Evening will be streamed at the beginning of this event.
Awards Evening - 18:00 - 18:30
Data Driven Delivery in Government - Where next? - 18:45 - 8:00
Government departments are beginning to understand the huge potential of data analytics within project delivery. From releasing capacity to enable people to perform higher value added roles through to predicting variance. But what does this mean for the government and its supply chain?
Within this panel session, we will invite members of the cross-government group for project data analytics to discuss their vision for data driven project delivery, some of the obstacles and how they envisage it evolving. We'll also try and dig a little deeper to differentiate hype from reality.
We'll also explore what this means for project professionals within government and also for everyone engaged in project delivery roles across the supply chain.
You'll get an opportunity to ask questions and explore how to position yourself for what will be an inevitable future.
Eleanor Williams is the Lead for Learning from Experience and Communications in the Ministry of Defence, supporting the Project Delivery Function. Prior to this, she worked within the International Staff at NATO HQ implementing an enterprise approach to information sharing and creating a CIO function bringing IT coherence to NATOs 41 civil and military bodies and 25,000+ users.
Catherine Poyner is the Head of the Defence Project Delivery Function for Defence. Her role is to improve the way Defence delivers its projects and support and develop our project professionals. Catherine joined from the Cabinet Office where she was the Head of Transformation for Government Security Group, the unit responsible for setting policy and standards for protective security. She led the most significant transformation programme in government security for 30 years, improving the quality of physical, personnel and cyber security. Previously, she led the Government's back office shared services transformation programme, instigated by Francis Maude. Catherine began her career working for UNESCO in Santiago, Chile, supporting the education sector across South America. She moved back to the UK to work for local government in policy and programme roles across IT, health and social care.
Alan Perkins is the Head of the Complex Infrastructure Programme which comprises the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme, the Lower Thames Crossing, A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet and the A303 Stonehenge projects.During his tenure the A14, Highways England’s largest roads construction project, has successfully been completed eight months early and on budget. Alan Perkins started his career as a telecommunications apprentice and studied computer engineering at the Open University and spent some time leading expeditions working for UNICEF in Sri Lanka building wells and installing latrines in remote villages
Jo Jolly is a Deputy Director in the Environment Agency and leads their newly formed Bespoke & Emerging Projects team. She understands the vast potential of project data analytics and the need to move beyond incremental improvements in project delivery. Jo believes we all need to take urgent action to tackle the nature and climate emergencies through collaboration and trust to promote the sharing of data on a scale we’ve never seen before. Jo is working hard to drive out waste in delivery and massively improve productivity hopes that by using the power of data a

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