Here’s another of our audio interviews, with senior Customer Insight Leaders, this time it’s Martin Squires. It was great to interview Martin, who is always witty as well as a very experienced analytics leader. After over a decade leading analytics for Walgreen Boots, he is now Director of Data, Insight & Analytics for HomeServe. In this interview we discuss career paths, recruitment of analysts, the skills needed by analytics leaders and.. Read More
Having already prompted our readers to review what they achieved in 2017, let’s talk about how best to learn from failure. To tackle that emotional territory, I’m delighted to welcome back guest blogger Kevin Watson. Kevin is an experienced leadership coach & founder of My Own Coach. I know readers have found his previous posts, including one on behavioural flexibility, to be very useful & approachable. So, acting on feedback.. Read More
Happy New Year, it’s time to decide what your annual specific goals will be. For the last couple of years, I’ve shared a post recommending a system for setting goals & achieving them. However, a few conversations with insight leaders have reminded me that advice remains generic. What about which goals to set? As this blog aims to support Customer Insight Leaders, I want to also offer more specific advice.
Following on from guest blogger Michael Young’s first post on Data Scientists 2.0, this one shares next steps. MBN chairman, Paul Forrest, builds on what Michael revealed as the learning points for employers, universities & students (from Data Science placements in Scotland). In this shorter post, Paul considers key questions for both employers and students: How can employers find these new (improved) Data Scientists 2.0? How can students currently studying.. Read More
Attending the 2016 Data Insight Leaders Summit in Barcelona proved to be a very wise decision. Unlike so many buzzword-focussed events, this one actually did attract speakers & delegates who were data insight leaders. It also featured plenty of variety & interactive formats, to help delegates get fresh insights into their own data leadership challenges. My role was to chair Day Two of this event, together with the Sales &.. Read More
Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending Scotland’s first “collider” event for Data Science. Data Talent Scotland brought together over 400 from the worlds of academia & commerce to talk Data Science & improve understanding of one another. Scotland is blessed with a rich source of Data Science courses & supporting universities (11 Masters courses in Data Science alone). There are also plenty of students on these well attended courses,.. Read More
Explaining the benefits of analysts or data scientists being good storytellers. How this structures their findings & communicates more effectively.