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N Brown - the company behind brands JD Williams, Figleaves and Simply Be - is aiming to open up the use of data and analytics across its entire organisation by setting up a data academy. The retail group is developing a Data Fellowship programme which aims to empower employees to embrace data...
UK businesses are missing out on an estimated £85 billion in turnover each year due to a lack of basic digital skills, especially among sole traders, according to the latest Lloyds Bank Business and Charity Index.
The Government is expanding its Cyber Discovery scheme, designed to attract young people into the cyber security industry, by opening it up to candidates in Scotland and Northern Ireland for the first time.
The majority of the UK companies admit they need to make improvements in their data management strategies, with compliance, data security and data visibility among the leading concerns. So says a new study from Veritas, conducted by Vanson Bourne, which surveyed 1,000 IT decision makers and data...
UK companies want to speed up investment in artificial intelligence to gain a competitive advantage in delivering personalised customer experiences at scale but are being hampered by a "triple whammy" of a lack of skills, an abundance of data and GDPR.
The vast majority (82%) of retailers are committed to implementing a data-centric strategy in the next five years, with almost a third stating this is already in place, according to a new report. The study, "Data Analytics: The Smart Move in Retail, was conducted for Exasol and found that 58% of...

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When an exhibition visitor chooses to challenge one of the founders of Women in Data over a perceived issue with positive discrimination, it is time to ask, what's your problem, mate? After all, we are still some way off being able to say that the job of achieving gender balance and eliminating negative discrimination has been done, writes David Reed.
Notonthehighstreet bills itself as the home of thoughtful gifts, however, its data architecture was not built with much thought to its changing needs, resulting in a clunky system. Benjamin Davison, technical lead of the data team, explained what was wrong and what tools were introduced to create a better system. Toni Sekinah reports.
There is a lot of talk surrounding artificial intelligence, but not as much clarity on what it is, how it works and the best way to deploy it in a business. Antony Bourne of IFS recently shed some light on how AI can benefit an organisation and deliver tangible results. Toni Sekinah heard him speak.
 
The universities of Dundee and Strathclyde are hubs of activity for the data and analytics industry, helping to supply the highly-skilled professionals which industry needs. I spoke to the convenors of their data science master’s courses to find out how the curricula developed and how they adapt to fast-changing demands of the sector.
Nominations are open for the 2019 edition of the DataiQ 100. So what has happened since this year's list was published in February? And who will be in the next one?