The problem with stereotypes is that they linger. There isn’t an informed individual on the planet who would argue that STEM industries (science, technology, engineering and maths) ought to be male-dominated, and yet, these sectors remain imbalanced towards male representation. This is partly down to the aforementioned stereotype that these sectors ought to be “man’s work”.
Lyndsay Weir is global data and analytics manager at Nestlé. At the Women in Data conference in November, she was named as one of the new list of female industry role models, the 20 in Data and Tech. She told DataIQ how being a female leader and role model can be done in a quiet way.
Bhagya Reddy is principal data engineer at QuantumBlack, a McKinsey company. At the Women in Data conference in November, she was named as one of the new list of female industry role models, the 20 in Data and Tech. She told DataIQ what it means to her and shared her views on the sector.
The Confederation of Laboratories for Artificial Intelligence Research in Europe (CLAIRE), a research network was set up to facilitate collaboration between European labs. Toni Sekinah spoke to Professor Holger Hoos about Europe’s competitive advantage in AI, and how the network can help mitigate the negative effects of AI.
Small businesses and start-up can get in on the AI action that may seem to be the domain of the tech giants. This was the view of DataJavelin’s Philip Rooney who made this claim to a room full of entrepreneurs and small business owners at a workshop. Toni Sekinah reports.
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.
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.
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.