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.
Payal Jain of JCURV scooped the Transformation with Data prize at the DataIQ Awards in the summer. She tells Toni Sekinah about JCURV’s ‘datagility’ model and the biggest challenge she and the team faced during the transformation process at Sainsbury’s.
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.
Artificial intelligence may not be well enough understood by executives for organisations to extract value from the new technology. The findings of a survey of business attitudes towards AI suggest this is the case. Toni Sekinah reports.
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.
For those wanting tips, tricks and templates for the implementation of smart cities projects there is a new publication authored by three academics. Toni Sekinah reviews the book by Oliver Gassmann, Jonas Böhm and Maximilian Palmié to see how relevant it is to data professionals.
In this edition of the podcast, Davide Cervellin, author of "Office of Cards", explains how to deal with the politics of large organisations. Plus, we hear the panel from this year’s DataIQ Summit that considered how to organise to benefit from automation.
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.
Five teams of researchers presented data-driven solutions to societal and environmental problems at the end of August. They had just completed a 12-week Data Science for Social Good Fellowship Programme at Imperial College London. Toni Sekinah reports.