Salary expectations in the data and analytics industry have been greatly inflated by the hype surrounding this sector, especially for data scientists. But when even data quality practitioners are demanding a premium for their skills, what can employers do? David Reed considers.
Sports retailer Decathlon launches its sports activity and advice platform, PLAY, which offers users informative articles about different sports and the opportunity to book sessions to play those sports at the facilities of partner gyms, studios and leisure providers. Toni Sekinah speaks to Decathlon UK’s Siggy Simon too find out more.
Seven health data hubs are to be set up across the UK to speed up research for new medicines, treatments, and technologies that support quicker diagnoses and save lives. Toni Sekinah hears from Amanda White, of Health Data Research UK to find out more.
Data scientists work in a multitude of industries, applying similar principles to different scenarios. Asitang Mishra of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab told an audience that what he thinks those principles are and how he applies in them in the context of the US space agency.
Trust in data not only increases your level of compliance, it can enhance the accuracy of the decisions you make. But only if you really believe the data you are presented with. Caroline Worboys of Outra explains why confidence scores are the key tool for achieving this.
Chris Drouin of Asics Digital deals with consumer analytics and insights, machine learning models and data-driven solutions. He spoke to Toni Sekinah about the dream at Asics, a sports brand specialising in running shoes, of a single customer view as well as the benefit of moving to a cloud-based data warehouse.
DataIQ has partnered up with Tech Nation UK to find out what happens when a dataset is interrogated to find insights. In this third and final entry, Diana Akanho of Tech Nation UK explains how her report on jobs and skills in the tech industry was concluded and presented, and what plans are in place for a similar project in the future. Toni Sekinah reports.
Dark data has for some time been the buzz word on the data block, yet many businesses are unsure of what dark data means and whether or not it’s cause for concern. Steve Coates of Brainnwave explains what it is and why it matters.
It’s easy to launch a new cliché into this industry - just put the word data in front of anything you can think of. Andy Cotgreave argues that despite the swarms of buzzwords, there really are useful new tools and data visualisation techniques lurking underneath.
In this edition of the podcast, Liz Brandt of Ctrl-Shift talks through the findings from its recent data mobility infrastructure sandbox and David Reed interviews Keith Dugmore, founder of the Demographic Users Group and winner of this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Plus, a panel session from the DataIQ Summit on how to organise for automation.