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.
We’re living in VUCA times - volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. Not least because of Covid-19, our economy has become K-shaped with clear winners and clear losers. Chris Buckley of Code Worldwide considers five key trends in how brands are responding.
Live sport has been hard hit by the enforced absence of fans through Covid-19. As teams plan a way forward for 2021, data and analytics will need to play an enhanced part, supporting digital propositions and planning for the return of crowds. Nick Jewell at Alteryx considers what’s needed before the whistle blows for kick-off in stadiums.
Guide Dogs for the Blind recently went through a wide-reaching digital transformation, building its data and digital capabilities to support to those living with visual impairment better. CIO Gerard McGovern and Caroline Carruthers, CEO of Carruthers and Jackson and lead data consultant on the project, spoke to DataIQ about the goals and opportunities for the programme.
Bloomberg processes hundreds of billions of pieces of data from the global capital markets every day. To make it available for automated analytics, it first needs to be annotated. The experience it has built up from doing this has been pulled into a best practice guide to help other machine learning projects. Legal analyst Tina Tseng talked to DataIQ about this critical step in preparing structured and unstructured data.
By 2023, organisations that promote data sharing will outperform their peers on most business value metrics and generate three times more measurable economic benefit than those who do not. Lydia Clougherty Jones of Gartner explains how to persuade your organisation to adopt a data sharing mind set and infrastructure.
Privacy and data protection are daunting issues for businesses and consumers alike, bringing together legislation, ethics, operating practices and technology competence. So can data science help to resolve the risk assessment challenges and identify problem areas? Dr Maurice Coyle, chief data scientist at Truata, spoke to DataIQ about how it is tackling the issue.
Gareth Parkes is responsible for the data and analytics function within Sir Robert McAlpine, the 150-year-old private UK construction firm. In a sector better known for rivets than pivot tables, it is a role that offers a huge opportunity for transformation. He spoke to DataIQ about building a new approach for the company and the industry as a whole.
In this edition, two senior practitioners - Dr Sachiko Scheuing and Paul Ravenscroft - reflect on their careers and achievements to date, sharing key lessons and insights on working in data and analytics.