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Data Science collaboration between universities & businesses = Scotland

collaboration between universities & businesses

As a break from our focus on books, I want to return to the topic of Data Science collaboration between universities & businesses. When it works well, it can make such a difference to both students’ development & business talent pipelines. In many ways the topics are not disconnected. Books, like collaboration between universities & businesses, are conduits to learning & mutual understanding. To be strategic, analytics leaders need to think about.. Read More

Recruiting and retaining Analytical talent

The well trailed difficulties in recruiting data scientists or other analytical roles, followed by the equivalent challenge in retaining them long enough to recoup your investment, have been likened to ‘talent wars’. There are hotspots around the UK, but it seems all areas to some extent share this experience. London is perhaps the most challenging place to retain your talent, but there is more on the market (in amongst the charlatans.. Read More

How are you navigating the leadership pipeline?

leadership pipeline

It’s unusual for me to recommend a book that I don’t consider that well written, but Leadership Pipeline is such a book. The reason for my recommendation is this book effectively covers a key challenge for leaders & organisations. It also introduces a really useful model and set of tools. My criticism is only the writing style. Perhaps I’ve spent too many years enjoying well crafted prose in fiction but.. Read More