The Great British Viz-Off

On 28 April, Evolve attended the first ever Accenture Great British Viz Off as the official charity partner – bringing individuals and vendors together to solve real-world problems through visual analytics and storytelling. Hosted by Accenture for the visual analytics community, vendors from organisations such as Qlik, Tableau, Tibco, Microsoft and Alteryx all received the same dynamic data set from Evolve and were set the challenge of researching the estimated savings generated to government services through the support we provide as well, as visually demonstrating the impact that we have supporting homeless people in London.

Although vendors were given this information two weeks before the event, they had just two hours during the night to generate the most useful representation of the data to present to Evolve and the audience- who judged the results.

Vendors were scored for their insights, presentation, creativity and design of the data with 50% of the weighting in the hands of Evolve.

Being able to effectively tell the story of our impact is a priority for Evolve in informing our key stakeholders such as funders and the local authorities about the work that we do. Understanding this data further is also beneficial in influencing how best we can support our customers.

Another key consideration for us was to ensure that the winning solution would work well within Evolve and that it could be easily adapted along with the continuously changing nature of data.

It was a tough decision but the audience and Evolve crowned Tibco as the winners of the first Visual analytics community Great British Viz Off for the solution they presented with their software Spotfire.

We look forward to working with the Tibco team and using the software they have so generously donated to us.

Thank you so much to all of the vendors who got involved and put so much thought and effort in to their solution and to Accenture and our partners at Beyond Me for recommending us for this opportunity.


Partnership working is key to what we do, whether that’s through pro-bono support or sponsorship, we are always looking for ways to develop this in order to help homeless people in London. For more information, please look on our partnership page.

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