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.
Since launching in 2015, Women in Data has seen its community and conference audiences grow significantly. On the eve of the fifth event, its co-founders told David Reed why, despite an active and growing cohort of female data practitioners, there is still such a long way to go - and therefore a need for the network.
In the wake of Ada Lovelace Day several women working in STEM fields shared their views on the difficulties of working in the industry, what can be done to encourage more women and girls to enter the field and steps that can be taken to facilitate that.
Michael Anderson is the pioneer of Elevated Leadership, a leadership approach that uses personal growth to develop the natural style of each individual. Ahead of his keynote presentation at this week’s ScotSoft, DataIQ asked him about leadership and how to develop the right culture in business.
This week sees the annual Scottish tech event, ScotSoft. As developers, vendors and industry leaders make their way to Edinburgh, DataIQ caught up with one of the keynote speakers, Ross Tuffee, about the importance of inspiring young people to take up careers in the tech sector.
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.