If you are the manager or leader of a data and analytics function, then chances are you spend a lot of your time looking at CVs. Either to grow the size of your teams or to replace practitioners who have left, the reality of recruitment in this space is of constant activity and a challenging environment. This whitepaper summarises tactics that were shared at a recent DataIQ Leaders breakfast briefing.
Metrics are at the heart of a well-performing data science function and need to be clear to both practitioners and leaders. But they are also difficult to define and not every project can be easily measured. This white paper considers how to go about establishing effective metrics drawing on the experiences of DataIQ Leaders members.
Two years ago, it was predicted that nine out of ten organisations would have a board-level CDO by now. The reality is more like one in ten. But that is not just due to a slowdown in hiring - CDOs themselves may not want to reach the C-suite. Following a DataIQ Leaders dinner discussion, this briefing considers the reasons and also why CDOs really do not like CIOs.
Democratisation of data is a concept that is currently high on the hype cycle. By enabling self-service querying and report building, it is anticipated that the whole business will become more data-driven. But the idea is simpler to have than to realise. This briefing draws on practitioners’ experiences to suggest five key ways to make this kind of project a success.
Leyre Murillo-Villar is chief data officer and data control lead at BNP Paribas. She is also a member of the Women in Data 20 in Data and Tech list. She told DataIQ about the need to close the gender gap and how data is at the heart of managing risk.
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.
For data-driven organisations, some of your most high-potential employees are those with strong data skills and a desire to share them with others. James Eiloart of Tableau explains how to identify and manage these data champions
The vast majority of business chiefs around the world are out of touch with what it takes to lead effectively and for their businesses to stay competitive in the digital economy, with reliance on antiquated leadership approaches undermining organisational performance.
The Information Commissioner’s Office has published its Age Appropriate Design Code – a set of 15 standards designed to protect children’s privacy online - that carry GDPR-style penalties for serious breaches.
The man who spearheads Google - a company which has spent hundreds of millions of dollars, if not billions, developing artificial intelligence systems - has joined calls for AI regulation, although perhaps unsurprisingly has demanded "a sensible approach".
The quest to find and recruit data professionals shows no sign of easing in London with new figures showing data roles are growing faster than any other profession, up 92% in the past 12 months alone, despite a year which was dominated by Brexit-related political and economic uncertainty.