When Jonathan Palmer of GoCardless joined the company, he was tasked with turning it into an increasingly data driven company, specifically from a business intelligence point of view. He speaks to Toni Sekinah about the tools and platforms he uses and why it was easy to get adoption of the data driven culture.
AI is being adopted rapidly as organisations try to future-proof their business. But in the headlong rush to automate, are there risks in not getting the data basics sorted first? Can a more measured approach deliver better outcomes? Robert Goodwin of Wunderman considers.
Christopher Wylie is the man who revealed all about Cambridge Analytica and its misuse of Facebook data for political propaganda. At Data Summit 19, he spoke about his experience of working there and reasons for blowing the whistle.
To demystify and clarify a data term that you may have heard of but don’t know much about, Toni Sekinah speaks to Olivier Thereaux of the Open Data Institute. He answers some questions about synthetic data, including how it is created, what it is used for and the difference between it and dummy data.
The Home Office has revealed plans to create a Crime Prevention Data Lab, aimed at building a better picture of the experiences and circumstances that could trigger a young person to pursue a life of crime.
The Ministry of Defence is stepping up its recruitment drive to attract data science and cyber security professionals by launching an online game as part of plans to recruit 60 staff to work at the Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (Dstl).
There is huge demand from private, public and third sector organisations in both the UK and overseas to explore data trusts, with most participants enthusiastic and eager to find ways of sharing data while retaining trust, and still deriving benefits for themselves and others.