Premier Talks: Data Science and the Impact on Society


We’re excited to be kicking off the year with our first ‘Premier Talks’ event! This one is going to be focused on Data Science and the impact that it can, and is having on society.

Data plays such a big part in our everyday lives and this is only set to continue and increase over the coming years. We have put together this event to take a look at how Data Science is being utilised and how it will continue to influence and drive change.

If you are interested in hearing from some industry leading speakers then we invite you to join us on Thursday 26th January!

Our line up of speakers are as follows:

Giles Pavey – Chief Data Scientist

Giles Pavey is a leading independent Big Data specialist. Previously as Chief Data Scientist at dunnhumby he lead dunnhumby’s global science team, covering work on price & promotions, personal recommendation, simulation, prediction and analytical computer sciences. Giles worked at dunnhumby since 1998 when he joined to lead the analysis that dunnhumby was supplying to Tesco. . He had a number of roles across dunnhumby, working with retailers and suppliers on 5 continents. Additionally, Giles is Honorary Professor Computer Science at University College London.

Magda Piatkowska – Head of Data Science at Telegraph Media Group

Magda Piatkowska has built and led Data teams in a variety of industries including  broadcasting, gaming and publishing. She is currently Head of Data Science at Telegraph Media Group where she has designed and executed a roadmap which has turned data into a money-generating asset and a backbone of their digital strategy

Martin Goodson – VP of Data Science at Skimlinks

Martin Goodson has worked in data science for over 15 years. His interests are in natural language processing and statistical modeling of human behaviour using internet-scale data sets. He has built and led Data Science teams at two London Startups. Data products he developed are in use at companies such as Time Inc., Staples, John Lewis, Topshop, Conde Nast, New York Times, Buzzfeed etc, He is founder of the data science consultancy Evolution AI.

Victor Hu – Head of Data Science at QBE

If you would like to attend, you can get your free tickets here!

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