South Yorkshire Office for Data Analytics webinars

The South Yorkshire Office for Data Analytics (SYODA) is a collaborative pilot programme seeking to highlight the benefits of increased data sharing, and analytical capacity for evidence-based decision making by regional organisations and partners.

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Directed and co-funded by the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority (SYMCA)The South Yorkshire Office for Data Analytics (SYODA) project delves at some of the major issues of our day and produces fresh insight using the knowledge and analytics of the University of Sheffield.

The pilot stage has now concluded and SYODA are hosting webinars to demonstrate the findings of the pilot projects focused upon innovation, household financial fragility, digital poverty and hydrogen conversion/potential.

They have established a series of webinars to allow people to find out more, explore the potential impact across the region and to hear from the academics behind the successful pilot projects.

For more information on each of the sessions, and to register, please follow the Eventbrite links.

Innovation Challenges – Tuesday 11th October 13.00 – 14.00 

How is innovation distributed across South Yorkshire and within comparator areas? 

Household Financial Fragility – Friday 14th October 13.00 -14.00 - 

What are the relative levels of financial fragility of households in South Yorkshire?

Digital Poverty – Tuesday 18th October 13.00 – 14.00

Which populations and areas of South Yorkshire are more affected by digital poverty?

Hydrogen Conversion – Friday 21st October 13.00 -14.00

What is the potential for hydrogen conversion across South Yorkshire?

The pilot was established in response to policy needs and the belief that better data use leads to better evidence and results in better decisions.

If you are unable to attend the webinars but would like to know more about the SYODA please get in touch:

James Cokeham, Regional Economic Development Manager, University of Sheffield:


Jonathan Guest, Head of Policy, South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority: