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Leanne Fitzpatrick is back! If you haven't had a chance to listen to Leanne's data story before - go check out episode 15. Since that show, Leanne has moved on to be the Director of Data Science at the The Financial Times and I was keen to bring her back on for a chat about that move and the challenges of working in a much more established organisa…
 
Catherine Wilks is a Director of Slalom, helping set up their Manchester Data Analytics Practice. An experienced Consultant, Catherine has a great insight into the world of customer facing data solutions. We had a good chat about her PhD background, working in Consulting and how she builds great data teams. I hope you enjoy! As always, we're brough…
 
Heather is the Global Head of Data Science, Analytics & Visualisation at Specsavers managing a team of data scientists and analysts, and advising on best practise as well as Specsavers’ global data science strategy. We had a great chat, going through Heather's career & education, from her thoughts on the PhD experience, to working for start-ups, a …
 
Wojtek is the Co-Founder of NannyML, a start-up whose product bridges the gap between business and AI in production, monitoring decisions made by ML systems, and ensuring they are stable and reliable. A Data Scientist by trade who built a successful consultancy firm, he is now building NannyML to help companies get the maximum value out of their in…
 
Oguzhan is the Co-Founder and Head of AI at Top Data Science, a data science consultancy HQ'd in Finland. We had a great chat about his PhD experience, setting up a data science consultancy, the work they do and how they ended up being acquired very quickly! A fun chat and a good guy! I hope you enjoy! As always, we're brought to you by the wonderf…
 
Eero is the CEO of Valohai - the last MLOps Platform you'll ever need to try! They provide Machine Learning Infrastructure as a Service - helping companies solve the challenge of MLOps in one easy to use platform - all whilst having lots of fun. A Finnish native who has been shaped by the US start-up scene and was a lot of fun to talk to! I hope yo…
 
Sanjay is the Head of Products and R&D at Transwap a fintech who have recently set up shop in Edinburgh with a brand new R&D hub. We had a great chat about how he has turned his passion for AI from a hobby into a career, which is pretty inspiring! Transwap are super interesting and it's cool to see them set up in Edinburgh for their R&D hub. I hope…
 
Chris is the Lead Product Manager at Manchester AI phenomenon Peak. A Data Scientist by trade and someone with a super interesting background and journey into data, it was great to chat to Chris. We also chatted about Peak's upcoming one day data conference, AltitudeX which is being held in Manchester on November 4th - check it out www.altitudex.li…
 
Erik is back! Go have a listen to episode three if you missed it to find out all about Erik's career and background in data. This episode we dive into a few different topics, namely MLOps, Data Visualisation in Data Science and team structure. Erik and I have been organising MancML together since late 2016 so it's always a pleasure to have him on t…
 
Hannah is the Head of Operations at The Oakland Group, a Consultancy HQ'd in Leeds specialising in delivering large scale data solutions for clients across the country. Coming from a technical background, Hannah has worked in a number of Product and Project Management roles, where her ability to speak to technical people and business people has bee…
 
Adam Sroka is back! Adam joined me in the second ever episode of How AI Built This so to head more about his journey into data go check that out. This episode is more focused on a recent blog post Adam did on how to stand out as a Data Scientist in 2021, which we go into in more detail. A great guy who has recently moved role which we touch on and …
 
Andrew is the Founder of Analytics-Link a Consultancy focused on Data Science Education and Coaching. A Data Scientist with an impressive career including work for Amazon and recently on Sony and their PS5 launch, Andrew knows a thing or two about data. He has made it his mission through his Data Science Infinity programme to help people get the jo…
 
Our first ever highlight show! Have a listen to some of the best bits of the show so far about building teams and how to go about it, from some of the most informed people in the UK. Featuring: Richard Potter, CEO @ Peak Erik Mathiesen-Dreyfus, Head of Data Science @ Attest Craig Mackay, CEO @ Sharktower Alastair Andrew, CEO Dayshape Andrew Hathawa…
 
Rachael is the Research Software Community Manager at The University of Manchester and Software Sustainability Institute and Founder of the Manchester chapter of Her + Data MCR. A real champion for D&I in STEM subject, Rachael has been instrumental in the Manchester data scene for a number of years now. An Astrophysicist by trade, we had a great ch…
 
Katy is the Head of Data at ScotlandIS and a key member of the team helping to deliver Scotland's AI Strategy. ScotlandIS is the trade body for all things technology in Scotland and have been at the forefront of the industry for years. Katy was brought in to use her experience of data to help highlight the potential of the data world in Scotland an…
 
Andrew is the CEO of Machine Labs, an Edinburgh based SaaS solution for marketeers using data analytics to drive better decision making. Andrew describes the platform as the marketing product he wished he had as a Chief Marketing Officer! A successful entrepreneur and marketing expert, this was a great show to do. I hope you enjoy! As always, we're…
 
Stephanie is the Senior Data Analysis Instructor for CodeClan's Data skills academy. Stephanie has a Doctorate in Neuroscience and Psychology and has worked in industry as a Programmer and academia as a Lecturer. She has found her real niche as an instructor at CodeClan where she can pass on her skills as well as her passion for teaching. We had a …
 
Harsha is the Head of Data Science at Leeds HQ'd Consultancy BJSS. BJSS started as a Software Consultancy, admired for their approach to Agile and have expanded their offering to include Data Science, amongst other things. Harsha has had a really interesting career, starting his education in India, moving to the States and ending up in the UK. As a…
 
Dominic Jordan is the Director of Data Science and Analytics at N Brown Group in Manchester. N Brown Group are a Manchester institution when it comes to fashion retail and e-commerce. Dominic has had a really successful career in data and a super interesting journey so it was great to sit down with him to chat about it. As always, we're brought to …
 
Matthew is the Founder and Chief Technical Officer at ClinSpec Diagnostics, a Glasgow based start-up making it quicker to detect brain cancer and other diseases by using a new blood serum test. What Matthew and the team are doing is pretty amazing and potentially revolutionary. Always great to see a company based in Scotland doing such brilliant wo…
 
Daniel Winterstein is the Founder and CTO of Good-Loop a tech for good organisation based in Edinburgh and London. They serve adverts for brands whilst raising money for charity, working with some of the most recognisable companies in the world. Daniel and his co-founder Amy (CEO) have one of my favourite ever stories when it comes to starting a bu…
 
Pete and Thomas are both Co-Founders and Directors of Hyper Group, a Data Science company headquartered in Leeds, focusing on the data science behind hyper personalisation. Both great guys with really interesting backgrounds, this was a really enjoyable episode. Some of the work Hyper are doing in the retail space is fascinating and I can't wait to…
 
Jimmy is the CEO and Founder of The Modular Analytics Company in Manchester. Jimmy and his team's aim is to simplify the world of data and analytics for everyone, providing them real results and not wasting their time on stuff they don't need. A super interesting guy, high energy, passionate and the perfect example of someone who got into the world…
 
Andy McMahon is the Analytics Team Leader of Glasgow headquartered Aggreko. Aggreko provide temporary power solutions to a whole host of industries and events - like the Football and Rugby World Cup and Edinburgh Festival. Andy and his team work on some really interesting data problems and have provided the business with some invaluable insights. H…
 
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