Sir Nigel Shadbolt, co-founder of the Open Data Institute and expert AI researcher handed out three awards to an entrepreneur, a start-up and a data provider who all took part in the Data Pitch accelerator. Toni Sekinah reports.
The Open Data Institute is the non-profit organisation set up by Prof Sir Nigel Shadbolt and Sir Tim Berners-Lee to inspire people to be more innovative with data. At the ODI’s annual summit, the co-founders told Toni Sekinah why there should be a moratorium on online political advertising in the run-up the to the UK December general election and why data is not the new oil.
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.