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Eating the data elephant

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OVO has acquired SSE Retail Services, expanding our customer base from 1.5m to 5m. We’ll consolidate onto single platforms, so we’ll have multiple technical challenges. We will closely safeguard customer experience, and security of our customer’s data. We’ll a…

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Energy Insights: What we can do

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First, introductions - my name is Tom and I work as a Data Scientist in the Engagement Team. What do we do, you ask? Well, as it happens, it’s pretty engaging stuff... Helping members cut their carbon with science Like most folks at OVO over the past 3 month…

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Measuring Energy Savings

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We’ve recently published a white paper on the energy savings achieved through various initiatives undertaken by OVO relating to smart meters and their data streams. Since the official national smart meter rollout began in 2016, there has been very little infor…

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Getting into a Data Science career

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A brief departure, perhaps more of a tangent, from the blog series on Analytics at OVO, to share some insights from a careers panel I was at last week. This panel was part of an Operational Research Society event for mathematicians, analysts and data scientist…

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What's the difference between an analyst and a data scientist?

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Part 2 of a Data Science at OVO blog series! Part 1 is here. This is perhaps a trick question as the answer depends on where you work, or who you are talking to. But this article might help you understand OVO's take on the topic. A bit of history The fact th…

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Analytics at OVO - Part 1 - hello!

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This is the first in a series of blog posts aimed at anyone wanting to learn more about analytics practises and development at OVO. If you’re interested to work here it’ll help you understand our terminologies (they all differ don’t they?!) and learning cultur…