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The Government has launched a £1 million fund to improve digital leadership skills in the charity sector, amid fears that organisations are being left behind due to a lack of expertise.
The Information Commissioner’s Office is stepping up its quest to investigate the effects of new technologies on data privacy by appointing its first Postdoctoral Research Fellow in artificial intelligence.
Three quarters of businesses (74%) expect their big data platforms to drive reliable, useful, and profitable business applications by the end of 2019, even though only 12% say they are seeing this value at the moment.
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.

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The Ada Lovelace Institute is an independent research body with the aim of examining the impact of artificial intelligence, data and algorithms on people and society. Reema Patel offered more details about this mission and  examples of the work it is doing. Toni Sekinah reports.
In this post-GDPR era, everyone is learning as they go on, from organisations to data subjects. The Regulation stipulates individuals’ right and data processors responsibilities, but how are they being implemented in the real world? Kevin Kiley of OneTrust has gleaned three key take-aways gleaned from what his clients have done. Toni Sekinah reports.
Tech Nation UK recently gave a presentation on data gathered for its flagship Tech Nation Report. But how was that data collected in the first place? Toni Sekinah spoke to George Windsor, head of insights, about the collecting and the quality of the data that is compiled into the report.
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.