Aviva walked away with the gong for the Best Place to Work in Data (Data Titan) at the DataIQ Awards. Tom Spencer of Aviva speaks to Toni Sekinah about how he has created a positive and encouraging working environment and what other data and analytics workplaces could do to follow suit.
There is a book that can help companies get everyone involved in the overhaul to becoming truly data driven. Caroline Carruthers and Peter Jackson have joined forces and writing power again to author another book: Data Driven Business Transformation. Toni Sekinah takes a look.
A report by civil liberties organisation Liberty has warned of the dangers of “affording discriminatory policing practices a technological veneer of legitimacy.” The report authors audited police forces across the country for their use of predictive policing programs and made five recommendations for future use. Toni Sekinah reports.
Top researcher at Qlik Elif Tutuk believes that as the British public develops a greater understanding of artificial intelligence and its implications for society, those who are creating and programming AI need to have both a technology and human perspective to avoid blind spots. Toni Sekinah reports.
Roboticist Ayanna Howard recognises how bias can creep in when programming robots but says that the public has a role to play in keeping the companies that create these machines accountable. Toni Sekinah reports.
Safiya Umoja Noble argues in her 2018 book, Algorithms of Oppression, that we should question and be more critical of search engines as well as call for regulation, public policy and debate of their use and the algorithms that underpin them. Toni Sekinah reports.
Imposter syndrome can affect almost anyone, even those high-achievers who seem to be secure in their abilities. Data professional Tola Alade spoke to Toni Sekinah about how being unable to recognise her achievements has affected her career and the steps she has taken to address that.
I took an unauthorised photo in a foreign country and it led me to think about how attitudes to privacy differ across nations, professions, time and location. As data subjects and internet users, we should all be able to explicitly state what our red lines are when it comes to our data and our privacy.
Ramneet Julka heads up the advanced analytics consulting practice at Barclays UK, helping Barclays clients to identify and deploy big data analytics. She told the audience at the DataIQ Summit what skills are needed by the members of a consulting team and the process she goes through when delivering advanced analytics consulting services. Toni Sekinah reports.