The Tech Nation Report is billed as a snapshot of the state of the nation of UK tech. It has been published since 2015 and this year’s report, published on 14th May, highlights the importance of data science and artificial intelligence to the technology ecosystem. Toni Sekinah reports.
In the public sector, there is a need to be creative with resources in order for them to stretch and meet increasing demand for services. Neill Crump of Worcestershire County Council told Toni Sekinah how the non-metropolitan council is piloting new ways of sharing data to reduce vulnerability across the county.
With an abundance of information about possible consumers at their fingertips, marketers now more than ever, can direct their messages with pinpoint precision. But what happens when that message is exactly what the consumer does not need or want to hear at the time?
In this edition of the podcast, hear highlights from two panel sessions on data ethics from the recent DataIQ Align conference. Plus an interview with this year’s number one in the DataIQ 100, Orlando Machado from Aviva.
Northernlands Data and Start-up Summit hosted by ODI Leeds as part of both the Leeds Digital Festival and Leeds International Festival took place on 2nd May. Paul Connell of ODI Leeds told Toni Sekinah that the summit came about as the result of a partnership between the Dutch government and ODI Leeds and why it was important to include artists and poets in the line-up.
What is the ’data divide’? Who is on either side of it? What does the divide mean for the collection and consumption of data? Toni Sekinah considers the questions we should ask ourselves as more people log on to the internet, which has been developed with one type of user in mind.
Receipt Bank automates the data entry and data capture of invoices and receipts by making use of cloud computing. Steve Lucas tells Toni Sekinah how the big data analytics platform it uses made access to customer insights quicker and easier.
Gymshark is a gym wear brand sold exclusively online through its website and a network of affiliate partners. Toni Sekinah hears from Alex Gray and Samantha Robbins about how they analyse the data generated by this network and through this way of selling.
Alejandro Saucedo of the Institute for Ethical AI and Machine Learning believes that standards need to be brought in to ensure the responsible development of machine learning. He gives his view as to why bias cannot be completely eradicated and what we should try to do instead. Toni Sekinah reports.
More than half of data-driven initiatives in business are failing with 27% of those failures due a lack of employee skills. Other causes include data security issues and poor data quality. This is according to a survey carried out on behalf of Exasol. Toni Sekinah reports.