Register Dynamics

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Stop getting stuck with
the "next big thing".

Start getting
value from your data.

Your engineering team is amazing, but they don't know how your business needs to use data.

Your business team is amazing, but they don't know how your data can help them.

We bridge the gap.

We develop strategies and products
that let you use your data
to strengthen your business.

Register Dynamics works with companies and governments to apply their data usefully, responsibly and ethically. Our expertise ranges from tiny telemetry systems with one or two stakeholders up to database clusters with thousands of nodes used by several business units.

We identify areas where organisations aren't using data effectively, develop a strategy to fix this, and carry it out with help from specialist data technology.

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What we've done for our users

Personal Data Exchange

UK Government

We used private data in government to help make services easier for citizens.

We established the Personal Data Exchange programme to make online services better for citizens through cross-government data sharing, as part of the Government Transformation Strategy. We identified £100m of savings across six local government services and scope for use by over 300 central government services.

Next we set out a product growth strategy to give value from first adoption through to use by a wide ecosystem of data providers and consumers. This gave an immediate boost to new services and allowed gradual transformation of legacy services struggling to digitise.

The cutting-edge model we created describes how personal data could work in government. From this we developed an architecture and open standard to query personal data in a private, secure, and ethical way that works within the existing structure of government.

By deliberately segmenting the architecture into technical, legal and policy components, we enabled agile development and flexible adoption. Explore our proof of concept for an existing local authority service.

Open Registers

UK Government

We used public lists of government data to help develop accurate and up-to-date services.

We helped move the GOV.UK Open Registers service from proof-of-concept into production. We grew the ecosystem from a single register to many more across a range of government departments. We designed and introduced a strategic technical roadmap to drive adoption and solve real user problems.

Our roadmap included architectural blueprints describing how to combine registers with other data sources. We applied this in the GOV.UK Location Picker to allow users to select a country by a name, synonym or endonym – a much-needed feature that was well received by the service community.

Our expertise in database systems and blockchain techniques enabled us to develop features for cryptographic proofs and functional indexes in the underlying Open Register technology.

WWI Exhibition

King Edward's School

We used archival biography data to help develop an interactive exhibition kiosk and website.

By developing an automated data flow we were able to transform hundreds of biographies of former pupils from a proprietary, unstructured format into a structured dataset. Working with a graphic designer, we built an iPad app for the profiles which easily deployed to an offline kiosk.

Our heuristics extracted useful content from an unstructured format and correlated it with scanned images and tabular data to build a complete profile of a single pupil. We saved our client the hundreds of hours it would take to do this manually.

We reused the data flow to extend the exhibition, adding more biographies plus archive material around medals.

Using digital data engineering techniques we were able to carry this project out at a competitive rate – as no manual processing was requied, we were able to supply very high quality results.

Payroll Analytics

We used payroll data to help make strategic business decisions.

We recognise the value of payroll data in modelling how a business operates, deciding what needs to change and choosing how to implement decisions. Past clients of all sizes have experienced issues getting a view of their global spend to learn more about their business.

Register Dynamics designed a SaaS product to enable on-demand reporting and analysis of payroll data from international payroll agencies. The unique set-based model that we’ve developed allows users to combine their data in arbitrary ways, giving analysts and executives the power to explore it in new ways – without a costly consultant spend each time.

As part of this product we developed a specialist database engine for processing numerical currency data. It can be used to read from arbitrary reporting formats, manage foreign exchange conversions and handle the business structure as it changes over time.

Knodium

Universities

We used student engagement metrics to help support students likely to drop out.

We built a platform for student collaboration with peers, lecturers and mentors on academic projects. Knodium had users from over a hundred UK and international universities – we provided these organisations engagement data and analysis to help them understand their students.

We allowed universities to measure how well their students were actually engaging with their course material. We also showed them student interactions based on social groups, unconstrained by the traditional hierarchical structure of faculties, departments, courses and year groups.

We used this social graph technology and engagement data to predict drop-out before it happened, allowing universities to identify vulnerable students.

GenieDB

We used a distributed database engine to help achieve horizontal geo‑diverse scalability.

During the “NoSQL revolution”, clients consistently found their existing databases were unable to scale to keep up with demand. Their only choice was to completely rewrite their applications using new database technology.

GenieDB changed this narrative by bringing the advantages of NoSQL to existing MySQL-based applications. We let organisations scale their MySQL clusters horizontally, keeping their existing code unchanged.

We took on a £1 million project to create a new product from a replicated database engine, based on research and development. We provided the route to market by defining, architecting and building the MySQL integration. We pioneered modern DevOps and CI/CD practices through a fully automated VM-based test system.

We formulated open source product and platform strategies to allow us to compete in the fledgling NoSQL space and coached executives on how open source could be an advantage in the cloud. We negotiated with finance, supply chain and online media executives to drive adoption and to make sure our roadmap met customer needs.

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