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Data-driven Sailing – Data to Value sponsor International Moth Open

Data-driven Sailing – Data to Value sponsor International Moth Open

  |   Events

Data to Value sponsored the first UK International Moth open championship event of the year at London’s Queen Mary Sailing Club.  The event was hotly contested with a number Americas Cup and Olympic sailors in attendance.

As part of the sponsorship package Data to Value provided onsite GPS tracking of every competitor using GPS tracking devices from TracTrac.  This enabled live broadcasting of the races over the internet as well as speed, heading and location data for post race analytics using Tableau.

Data to Value’s Managing Director, James Phare, competing in his UK designed Rocket won race 2 – not bad going in a fleet featuring Olympic Gold, Silver and Bronze medallists!  Fingers crossed that he’ll be able to repeat that performance a few times as the season progresses!


Replays of the races:



Full press release:



Post race analytics:


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15 anecdotes that may suggest its time to look under the bonnet at your Information Management practices

  |   Blog

Many organisations claim they don’t have Information Management challenges worth tackling.  More often than not however the below anecdotes are indicative of hidden costs, risks, inefficiencies and opportunities left unexploited.


If any of these phrases seem familiar perhaps its time to look under the bonnet?


“We have great people, trying to capture that knowledge in IT systems is a waste of time.”


“We have loads of data, no one ever looks at it anyway though so what’s the point in optimising it?”


“We’re too small to warrant spending time looking at better managing our data.”


“Implementing standards?  Everything works fine at the moment though doesn’t it?”


“As far as I’m aware data problems have never caused an operational incident”.


“Data?  That’s for IT to worry about with their databases, datacentres and datawarehouses.  They love that stuff.”


“If they want to record data in that system leave them to it.  It keeps them busy and content.”


“Static data is monotonous and easy to manage, just hire anyone in to plug it into the system”.


“IT don’t understand the realities of Data Management”.


“It’s about culture and responsibility.  Their complaints about the data management system being substandard and data models are nonsense.”


“We think the data quality is good enough for our needs”.


“In the time it takes to get the data together we could have made several decisions.”


“We don’t have a lot of data here.  Effective information management sounds like a nice to have.”


“Modelling and metadata – yet another reason for why IT departments are bloated”.


“Just get the data to our counterparty in whatever format.  It’s their problem to reformat it and figure out what it means”.

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