EVENT - Thursday
Location1 Curtain Place, London EC2A 3AN
When6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
DSF Meetup with River Island
Martin Speed – Safety and Loss Programs Manager at River Island
Bio: Martin’s PhD is in criminology and he built his experience building crime risk models and researching for the sentencing advisory council, the Home Office, and the Ministry of Justice.
Gareth Jones – Safety and Loss Analyst at River Island
Bio: Gareth has a Master’s in Maths and just completed a Master’s in Data Science. He has been working as a senior analyst at River Island for 5 years and his previous modelling projects included predicting Stock Loss at stores. With Martin he has formed the new River Island Data Science team.
Summary: as a recently created data science team, our focus is to provide actionable insight quickly. Size gaps on the shop floor that do not currently get replenished represent a £2.5m opportunity and our RFID data can now identify exactly where they occur. Modelling the factors associated with the gaps occurring gave insight into how the issue could be addressed.