DataIQ has chosen Ming Tang, managing director of data and analytics at NHS England, as the most influential person in data and analytics in the 2021 edition of the DataIQ 100. In partnership with Tableau, it is the first and only fully-curated power list of the data industry’s key figures.
DataOps can help deliver insights faster, with higher quality and resilience in the face of constant change. But there is a lot of confusion about what DataOps really means. Ted Friedman of Gartner outlines three value propositions that make sense of this approach.
The outsized role data science played last year has positioned the industry to thrive in 2021. Profusion’s Natalie Cramp considers some big changes over the next 12 months that will dictate how data science is used by organisations over the next decade.
In this edition, we have two extended interviews. Lynn Usher, data capability manager, talks about the NatWest Group Data Academy, winner of the 2020 DataIQ Awards Grand Prix. And Neil McIvor, chief data officer and chief statistician at the Department for Education, talks about holding two very different roles.
The increasing influence of automation and the decentralisation of labour have accelerated the rise and fall of demand for specific skills. Companies must fundamentally change the way they view skills, training and career development to stay abreast of this change. James McLeod of Faethm explains how to adapt and re-skill.
The decision of the European Court of Justice (CJEU) to invalidate the EU-US Privacy Shield will have come as a shock. But while uncertainty over how to transfer data internationally remains, there are methods that make it possible, explains Gary LaFever of Anonos.
The cost of a missed opportunity can have a monumental impact on a business. As organisations amass data and invest in analytics to search it, the risk is that they overlook both new data sources and golden nuggets in their existing data sets. Joe DosSantos, chief data officer at Qlik, considers how to get more from what you have.
Simon Asplen-Taylor is a chief data officer with multi-sector experience, from his current role in the insurance market at Lloyds via previous berths in leisure, retail, business services and IT. He told DataIQ what makes for a successful CDO and how to embed data science into an organisation.
Most data scientists are statistical thinkers. A lower number are geographical thinkers. But how many are comfortable combining both disciplines? Jonathan Simmons of Ordnance Survey explores two potential approaches for enabling data scientists to start using location data more regularly.