In this edition, we have two extended interviews.
The winner of the Grand Prix in the 2020 DataIQ Awards was the NatWest Group Data Academy. It also won the award for Best Development Programme.
Responsibility for creating, running and enhancing the academy falls to Lynn Usher, data capability manager. She tells us how the bank set about building the programme and what impact it has seen.
Neil McIvor, chief data officer and chief statistician at the Department for Education, talks about holding two very different roles, one of them carrying statutory obligations. With school closures and exam schedules very much in the headlines, it is the data provided by his team that forms the basis of key policy decisions.