Ian Manocha
Managing Director, SAS UK and Ireland

Ian Manocha is the managing director of SAS UK and Ireland and head of SAS’ international public security business. As vice president of SAS, Manocha is also a member of the SAS Europe, Middle East and Africa and Asia Pacific Executive Board. SAS is one of the largest software companies in the world and the leader in business analytics software and services. SAS software helps enable faster, better decision making through analysis of vast and growing amounts of data. In this blog Ian outlines his key thoughts about how data is being used across public and private businesses, and the opportunities that exist across the board in using data more effectively to make better decisions.

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A closer look at the long tail

Charles Leadbeater, a leading authority on innovation and creativity, headlines his Think Piece on big data and the civic long tail with the phrase “Big data must be opened up to the wisdom of the crowd...” Intriguing - yes, but what does it all mean? His first sentence is almost

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Is open data opening a can of worms?

With the publication of the Demos think piece on the importance of open data for the UK government to effectively engage with its citizens, I wanted to raise the question: How will this data be used effectively? While the UK government should be congratulated on the steps that it is currently