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World Cup Predictor: how to get it right

[fa icon="calendar'] 24-Jul-2018 12:30:00 / by Matteo Pilotto posted in "alteryx", 2018, StorytellingWithData, Making Data Work, Insider, Tableau, Visualisations

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Germany? Brazil? Spain?
We went for France at the beginning and...we got right. How did we do it? Well, we used data.

At CDO Partners we are big on data and we looked at player's statistics to "predict" the result of the World Cup. Many other companies attempted to do the same but they got it wrong. So what did we do differently to make us effectively predict France's victory in Russia?

Our approach was based on the single player rather than on historical teams' performances or players' international experience. We adopted a combined approach that looks at the players' performance over the last year as well as their value on the market.

  • Players' Performance: the combination of player-level aggregated data and statistics from last season resulted in an indicator of the player's form at the beginning of the world cup
  • Players' Value: the market value of every single player taken from the end of last season
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Tableau Conference Europe 18 - CDO Partners Reflection

[fa icon="calendar'] 20-Jul-2018 16:00:00 / by Josh Stickland posted in Insider, Tableau, Visualisations, StorytellingWithData, data, 2018

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This month we saw the return of the data visualisation event of the year; Tableau Conference Europe 18. We at CDO Partners had the privilege to attend for the second year in a row, returning with our now expanded team.

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Tableau Prep - Our First Impressions

[fa icon="calendar'] 27-Apr-2018 11:59:00 / by Oli Skinner posted in Tableau, Tableau Prep, Company Update, Making Data Work

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Tuesday saw Tableau finally release their long anticipated data preparation tool, alongside their Tableau 2018.1 update for desktop.

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Using data to close the gender pay gap

[fa icon="calendar'] 18-Apr-2018 11:23:06 / by Morgan McCarthy posted in data, Tableau, Company Update, Making Data Work, "alteryx"

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We've recently been working with a range of organisations to help with preparing and analysing their data for submission to the government's Gender Pay Gap reporting service.  Beyond the regulatory requirement to report the data, there are significant benefits to using data to understand your gender pay gap, including:

  • Get ahead of future regulatory compliance
  • Be able to rapidly identify not just what the issues are but how and why they occur
  • Reduce risk of legal and reputational damage
  • Demonstrating a transparent and fair organisational culture
  • Improved company image helping hiring and retention 

Below you can find our interactive visualisation of the submitted data, with a breakdown by industry, company and region - see where your company compares! 

We'll be publishing more on this in the coming weeks on this topic but if you'd like to explore the data further or get in touch to discuss how we can help check out our services page for more information.

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Tableau Conference On Tour 2017: New Features In Tableau 10.3

[fa icon="calendar'] 03-Aug-2017 10:26:18 / by Robert Bramwell posted in Tableau, Agile, Company Update

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June saw the data visualisation event of the year: Tableau Conference on Tour 2017. CDO partners had the pleasure of attending, and we're pretty excited to use some of the cutting edge features that Tableau 10.3 has to offer:

One of the most useful is the ability parse PDFs for data tables. Rather than importing them into a scripting environment, parsing, reshaping (and RegEx-ing) the raw text, you can now skip all that and import data tables straight into Tableau. In previous blogs we wanted to blend external data in to contrast against our native dataset, although the data only existed in PDF online.

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