With the skills gap being a perennial problem for companies that need data scientists, a good development programme would go some way to alleviating that issue by widening the talent pipeline and hopefully reducing employee turnover. Toni Sekinah speaks to Asheeka Hyde of Jaguar Land Rover, winner of the Best Development Programme prize at the DataIQ Awards, about the structure of its graduate scheme.
Zurich Insurance went through a transformation to simplify its data processes, and was recognised with a DataIQ Transformation with Data award. Toni Sekinah speaks to Anita Fernqvist who led the turnaround.
Fergus Weldon of Trainline and his team built a prediction model that shows users what ticket prices will be and when specific prices are about to expire. He gives advice to other data teams that would like to build such a model and says how it was similar to constructing one of the wonders of the world.
Oliver Smith is leading a far-reaching innovation programme at Telefónica as part of a “health moonshot” to change lifestyles and reduce chronic illnesses. Ahead of his speech at Data Summit, he told DataIQ how they plan to get there.
Consultancy giant EY is targeting students studying at some of the top universities in the world to encourage them to consider a career in the data and technology sector with the launch of a global data science competition.
The majority of workers do not fear automation or artificial intelligence will replace their jobs, and instead see increased value in the rise of the machines, even though few have had the opportunity to use the technologies.
The Centre for Data Ethics & Innovation (CDEI), the government advisory body set up to address the challenges posed by the adoption of AI and data-driven technologies, is to investigate the potential for bias in the use of algorithms in crime and justice, financial services, recruitment and local government.
Nearly three-quarters of government organisations are leaving online users exposed to potential email fraud and phishing attacks by failing to adopt an industry best practice validation system, with just over a week to go before the existing public sector domain platform is axed.