The global solidarity campaign for gender equality HeForShe was founded five years ago in June 2014. What does this mean on the ground in the data world? How do men who are supporting women in data showing that support? Toni Sekinah speaks to three men in data and technology to find out.
Amy Chalfen leads a team that ensures the successful implementation of solutions for large financial institutions, insurance providers, retailers, governments and telecoms companies at consumer credit reporting company Experian. She tells to Toni Sekinah about her leadership style and the key to frictionless collaboration.
The categories ‘Gypsy’ and ‘Irish Traveller’ were included as ethnicity options for the first time in the 2011 Census. However, there continues to be a woeful lack of demographic data about this group of people. Jenni Berlin of The Traveller Network told Toni Sekinah why there is so little data, the implications of it and what can be done to remedy the situation.
Thinking about data in a business context can mean it becomes very abstract and far removed from the personal experience. But when you think about data in terms of identity and classification, it becomes much more personal and meaningful. Toni Sekinah sat in on a debate and discussion around data, race and ethnicity.
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?
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.
Kasia Borowska of AI consultancy Brainpool has a background in mathematics and cognitive science, and is now in close contact with private entities that use AI. As such, she is well placed to comment on the AI landscape and gives her view on how we can tackle the negative effects of bias in artificial intelligence. Toni Sekinah reports.
’Diversity is better for business’ is a phrase that has entered the common parlance of the business world. But how can data decision-makers recruit and retain a diverse range of employees to help insight businesses to flourish? Toni Sekinah has some tips.