Gareth Parkes is responsible for the data and analytics function within Sir Robert McAlpine, the 150-year-old private UK construction firm. In a sector better known for rivets than pivot tables, it is a role that offers a huge opportunity for transformation. He spoke to DataIQ about building a new approach for the company and the industry as a whole.
In this edition, two senior practitioners - Dr Sachiko Scheuing and Paul Ravenscroft - reflect on their careers and achievements to date, sharing key lessons and insights on working in data and analytics.
The technology we create today can impact on millions tomorrow. Therefore, advances in technology must coincide with the development of a robust ethical framework within organisations. This should be an enabler, not a blocker, argues Rachel Aldighieri of the DMA.
Agriculture generates more data than any other industry, however, 62% of farmers do not collect and share it. But insufficient data sharing can disrupt supply chains as lockdown revealed. Peter Leppan of Proagrica offers three strategies for increasing data flows and thereby optimising the farm-to-fork journey.