If you are the manager or leader of a data and analytics function, then chances are you spend a lot of your time looking at CVs. Either to grow the size of your teams or to replace practitioners who have left, the reality of recruitment in this space is of constant activity and a challenging environment. This whitepaper summarises tactics that were shared at a recent DataIQ Leaders breakfast briefing.
Metrics are at the heart of a well-performing data science function and need to be clear to both practitioners and leaders. But they are also difficult to define and not every project can be easily measured. This white paper considers how to go about establishing effective metrics drawing on the experiences of DataIQ Leaders members.
Two years ago, it was predicted that nine out of ten organisations would have a board-level CDO by now. The reality is more like one in ten. But that is not just due to a slowdown in hiring - CDOs themselves may not want to reach the C-suite. Following a DataIQ Leaders dinner discussion, this briefing considers the reasons and also why CDOs really do not like CIOs.
Democratisation of data is a concept that is currently high on the hype cycle. By enabling self-service querying and report building, it is anticipated that the whole business will become more data-driven. But the idea is simpler to have than to realise. This briefing draws on practitioners’ experiences to suggest five key ways to make this kind of project a success.
Lyndsay Weir is global data and analytics manager at Nestlé. At the Women in Data conference in November, she was named as one of the new list of female industry role models, the 20 in Data and Tech. She told DataIQ how being a female leader and role model can be done in a quiet way.
For data-driven organisations, some of your most high-potential employees are those with strong data skills and a desire to share them with others. James Eiloart of Tableau explains how to identify and manage these data champions
Bhagya Reddy is principal data engineer at Quantum Black, a McKinsey company. At the Women in Data conference in November, she was named as one of the new list of female industry role models, the 20 in Data and Tech. She told DataIQ what it means to her and shared her views on the sector.
Dun & Bradstreet, a business information data company that provides business credit reports, has over 330 million business records on its Data Cloud. Andy Crisp tells Toni Sekinah about his observation having completed 20 years in at Dun & Bradstreet and what it means to ‘own’ data at the company.
Five months after opening up a data platform which details the capital’s cycle lanes and places to park, Transport for London has started to use artificial intelligence in planning a raft of new cycle routes around the city.
City of Edinburgh Council is planning to put digital and data technology at the heart of its new mobility and transport plan as it seeks a more environmentally friendly approach to travelling around the city.
Speculation over who will succeed Daniel Craig as the next James Bond may have been rife for months, but back in the real world it seems that 007 is becoming obsolete as MI5 kicks off a major recruitment drive to build an army of data and behavioural scientists to combat terrorist threats.
The London Datastore, the online platform set up in 2010 as a data-sharing resource to help tackle issues such as road congestion and air quality, must increase the variety and volume of information available to ensure it is fit for purpose for the next decade and beyond.