Reema Poddar of Teradata heads up the company’s technology and innovation office and looks after the information security. She tells Toni Sekinah about the women she admired in the technology and business worlds, what she does to make sure the customer comes first and how she encourages diversity in her organisation.
Concerns about data privacy and data security are top obstacles to effective use of data and analytics. This is finding of a report by Microstrategy of 500 data professionals across five countries. Toni Sekinah reports.
Dustin Spangler of Larry H Miller Sports and Entertainment has a huge variety of data to deal with as sports teams, a cycle race and a cinema chain, to name a few, fall under his company’s umbrella. He tells Toni Sekinah the challenges that he and his team face when dealing with that variety of data and how they went about choosing a cloud platform.
Energy industry research and consultancy firm Wood Mackenzie, has been integrating its numerous data sources into a single platform since the end of 2018. Karen Padir and Craig Foot tell Toni Sekinah how the platform Lens and its latest module are helping the company’s clients, consultants and researchers to locate and evaluate energy sources.
Many of the roles in our sector did not exist ten or even five years’ ago. So, how do we expect young people to understand them? And how do we expect teachers to inspire, engage and excite young people about the opportunities? Natalie Cramp of Profusion suggests a solution.
At the beginning of November, IT veteran Tiffany Hall took on the role of chair of Ada, National College for Digital Skills. She tells Toni Sekinah how she hopes to support the college, which is helping more diverse groups of students enter the STEM sector, as it enters its second phase.
Yasmeen Ahmad, of Teradata, began her data career with a PhD in proteomics data. She tells Toni Sekinah about being a role model for women in data, the different attitudes to regulation in Europe and the US and why she is so excited by the prospect of personalised medicine.
We are stardust, we are golden. But data scientists could soon be finding themselves ushered out of the garden they have been enjoying for the last five years. The reason? In a down economy, companies look to cut out expensive overheads and replace them with the very automation they have been asking this function to build. David Reed explains.
GDPR wasn’t the data apocalypse many anticipated, but it has changed how consumers view their data. For companies that respect this shift and learn how to orchestrate customer data effectively, there are rewards to be had, argues Tealium’s Lindsay McEwan.
High profile data breaches have put CISOs under the spotlight and emphasised the limitations of what conventional cyber-security can achieve. Alongside technology to prevent unauthorised access, you also need to be tracking where your data is ending up, as DQM GRC’s Peter Galdies explained to DataIQ.