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Audio interviews with Customer Insight Leaders: (6) Ryan den Rooijen

Continuing our series of audio interviews with customer insight leaders, this time it was Ryan den Rooijen. Ryan leads Dyson’s Global Data Services organisation, who work on transforming the company‚Äôs analytical capabilities. From manufacturing to marketing, their work spans the breadth of Dyson. Previously, Ryan spent four and a half years at Google, where he led the development of the global sales analyst curriculum. Most of his work involves the.. Read More

Audio interviews with Customer Insight Leaders: (4) Gwilym Morrison

Gwilym Morrison interview

Time for another of our audio interviews, with senior Customer Insight Leaders, this time it’s Gwilym Morrison. A great conversation with Gwilym, who leads Data Science at Royal London Group. So, a good opportunity to complement the data, BI & analytics focus of leaders interviewed already. This time we get to hear the perspective of a Data Science leader. Gwilym has both practitioner & leadership experience and shares honestly from.. Read More

Do you need a Data Science Product Manager in your team?

Product Manager

I mentioned in a debrief from the latest Data Leaders Summit, the rise of the Product Manager role within Data Science teams. This was one of a couple of themes that took me by surprise. Over recent years I’ve become used to hearing about need for more Data Engineers or Analysts to complement Data Scientists. But the focus on Product Managers & product development life-cycles was a new one on.. Read More

AI misdescription and real world applications from Asia

AI misdescription

In between blogging, from the two events I recommended, let’s return to the challenge of AI misdescription. As I shared in my review of Tony Boobier’s new book, he calls out the problem of mis-labelled AI. That is analytics or even BI applications being called AI, mainly because it is fashionable. Below, Tony returns as a guest blogger, to not only confirm that this is still the case, but also.. Read More

Data Leaders Summit 2018 – debrief on the grand finale

Data Leaders Summit 2018

Let’s continue my debrief from chairing the Data Leaders Summit 2018 in Barcelona. It has been impressive that, even after a late night of consuming beverages, attendance & participation has still been high. Data Leaders are clearly a hardy bunch! All joking aside, the quality of both the speakers & audience questions have shown why this event is worth attending. Plus, the mix of keynotes, interviews, panels & workshops have.. Read More

Data Leaders Summit Europe 2018 – Day One

Data Leaders Summit Europe 2018

As promised, I am taking a break from chairing Data Leaders Summit Europe 2018, to share with you. Once again, this year’s summit has been a really useful event. Numbers of attendees have doubled, so they must be doing something right. The advice I give the audience when I chair such events, is to identify just one thing they will do differently as a result of hearing each speaker. I.. Read More

The future of AI and your working life – start planning

future of AI

The future of AI & threat to our jobs is a popular topic for news recently. But here is a positively helpful book to help you respond. Unlike so much that is written on this topic, Tony Boobier‘s latest book focusses on a positive response. It also investigates the implications of AI at a deeper level than most analysis. Whilst many books have been written that focus on explaining AI,.. Read More