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Speaker Snapshot : Aki Matsushima, Data Scientist, Royal Mail

We hear how Royal Mail are using analytics

16Apr

Royal Mail’s postmen and women work in a very different way compared with other parcels carriers as Royal Mail have the obligation to deliver mail to all 29 million addresses in the country, six days a week. In this talk, I will discuss examples of the analysis we do around our operations, which makes use of data on all of these addresses and all of our 150,000 postmen and women, including delivery time prediction analytics.

How did you get started in analytics?

After finishing my PhD in Physics, I wanted to have a go at tackling practical problems that have an impact on people’s daily lives. Working on analytics at Royal Mail was an obvious choice because it also made use of the skills I developed in science.

Are there any recent innovations in the analytics data science community that you see as a ‘game changer’?

The combination of open source technologies, cloud computing and MOOCs means that everyone can become a Data Scientist. In the last few years there has been an explosion in the volume of good quality resources available in all of these areas.

What are the unique challenges facing Royal Mail that you are looking to solve with data science?

People are sending fewer letters and there is fierce competition in the parcels market. We are trying to take advantage of Data Science wherever we can to improve our existing operations and to develop new services using our unique data.

What will you be discussing in your presentation?

Royal Mail’s postmen and women work in a very different way compared with other parcels carriers as Royal Mail have the obligation to deliver mail to all 29 million addresses in the country, six days a week. In this talk, I will discuss examples of the analysis we do around our operations, which makes use of data on all of these addresses and all of our 150,000 postmen and women, including delivery time prediction analytics.

Aki Matsushima will be presenting at the Predictive Analytics Innovation summit in London on May 11 & 12

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