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.
It’s conference season again and exhibition halls around the world are full of people selling their data goods and services. At one a big expo I went to recently, the representatives of one company got me really excited about data management despite my lack of a comprehensive understanding of all its intricacies. They did this by being by highlighting the path to a beneficial destination.
When knowledge transfer is automated, expertise is extracted from one person and stored digitally before being passed to someone else. Ron Beck of Aspen Technology tells Toni Sekinah how the automation of knowledge can help ease the problems caused by the talent gap in the oil and gas industry.
Back in 2016, Openreach was facing growing pressure for poor delivery of its business ethernet service. To unblock the work stream, it used a new data analytics tool to see what was causing the problems. Jason Teoh explains to DataIQ how being able to visualise the issue has turned the situation around.
As National Apprenticeship Week was only last week, it is a good time to shine a light on some of the apprenticeships that focus on getting people prepared to work in the data industry. If you are thinking of becoming an apprentice or you know someone who might, Toni Sekinah highlights a few UK employers that combine education and training, in addition to a salary.
It was International Women’s Day on Friday 8 March and for those who may wonder why the need for female-focused days, events and initiatives, Toni Sekinah offers some salient arguments as to why they are necessary, especially in the world of data and analytics.
For the first DataIQ podcast, launched on International Women’s Day, we focus on two former number ones in the DataIQ 100 - Elizabeth Denham and Payal Jain - and find out what female data scientists do to keep motivated. Plus, will recent scandals bring more regulation for social media? With David Reed and Toni Sekinah.