On 27th and 28th February 2018, a workshop was held at the Royal Geographical Society to discuss Analysis under Uncertainty for Decision-makers. The workshop attracted a broad set of audiences Including defence, water, energy, forestry, engineering sector and academia.
The workshop sought to develop a better understanding as to how to co-create experiences to:
- understand the type of information relevant to decision-makers and how to convey this effectively;
- use simulations and immersive processes to develop empathy as to the considerations of the issues that decision-makers have to contend with when making decisions; and
- allow analysis of process to understand the end-to-end perspective in decision-making.
- Developed information sharing, networking, and cross-sectoral collaboration opportunities; and
- Identify new capacity to support organisational decision-making needs across academia, industry and policy.
The follow material and presentations from the workshop are now available for download:
- Workshop Brochure with timetable and attendee list
- Attendees survey results presentation by Lucas Kruitwagen
The Key Note speech by Geoff Mulgan
Session I: Pop-up Talks overview presentation
- Brian Efird - KAPSARC
- Kris DeMeyer - Kings College London
- Jim Maltby – DSTL
- Sunny Modhara - Network Rail
Session II: Pop-up Talks overview presentation
- Leonard Smith - London School of Economics
- Michal Petr - Forestry Commission
- Martine Barons - Warwick University
Workshop report A summary workshop report is available here.
The report summarises the following additional exercises that were undertaken at the Workshop:
A set of three simulations in three very different contexts and over 3 different timescale:
- COBRA - Crisis response to a Major Incident. This session simulated the tactical/strategic response to a major emergency incident in a city centre location;
- Brexit - Supply Chain Impacts of Brexit. The second simulation considered a company which is part of several supply chains with EU and other international partners beyond the UK; and
- Oil & Gas - The 2 Degree Pathways Investment Simulation. This session made participants better understand the choices and trade-offs companies and investors face in the transition to a low carbon economy.
- A decision-making panel was convened by Nick Mabey to assess what decision-makers want from the analytical community; and
- Finally, a feedback session was held between the workshop organisers and delegates to capture how to take the agenda forwards in the UK decision-making under uncertainty arena - which was articulated into an Action Plan 2018-20 - see link.
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Workshop Press Release A press release with feedback from attendees of the workshop can be found here