The Data Lab podcasts

A series of conversations with some of the top members of the data science community.

Prof Mahmood Adil, Medical Director: Information Services Division (Scotland) & Health Protection Scotland, NHS NSS

Prof Mahmood Adil has 25 years of medical, public health and executive management experience in the NHS and USA. His current remit is to oversee the health intelligence and health protection functions of Scotland. He provides professional leadership in utilising the most comprehensive national health data, digital and informatics capability to improve broad ranging clinical outcomes

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Oliver Smith, Strategy Director, Health Moonshot, Telefónica Innovation Alpha

Ollie is responsible for overall strategy within Telefonica Alpha’s Health Moonshot, alongside establishing and maintaining strong partnerships, and business model development. He has extensive experience in strategy and innovation across a range of sectors. Before joining Alpha he was Director of Strategy and Innovation at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity, responsible for investing £100m over

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Joanna Bryson, Associate Professor in the Department of Computing University of Bath

Joanna J. Bryson is a transdisciplinary researcher on the structure and dynamics of human- and animal-like intelligence. Her research covers topics ranging from artificial intelligence, through autonomy and robot ethics, and on to human cooperation. Her work has appeared in venues ranging from a reddit to Science.Bryson’s first degree is in Behavioural Science (non-clinical psychology)

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Stephanie Hare, Researcher and Broadcaster

Stephanie Hare is a researcher and broadcaster focusing on technology, politics and history. Selected as a part of the landmark BBC Expert Women initiative, she shares insights on television and radio. She also has a regular radio column that goes out on BBC World Service World Business Report and BBC Radio 4 Business Daily. This

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John Mertic, Director of Program Management, Linux Foundation

John Mertic is the Director of Program Management for The Linux Foundation. Under his leadership, he has helped ODPi, R Consortium, and Open Mainframe Project accelerate open source innovation and transform industries. John has an open source career spanning two decades, both as a contributor to projects such as SugarCRM and PHP, and in open

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Liberty Vittert, Associate Editor, Harvard Data Science Review

Joanna McKenzie sits down with Liberty Vittert in this edition of The Data Lab’s podcast. Liberty is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Washington University in St. Louis and will be a Visiting Assistant Professor at Harvard University in the Department of Statistics beginning summer of 2019.  She is a graduate of MIT as well

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Christopher Wylie, Whistleblower

We kick off the Data Summit series of podcasts with the enigmatic Christopher Wylie. The New Yorker calls him “a pink-haired, nose-ringed oracle sent from the future”. Best known for his role in setting up – and then taking down – the cyberwarfare firm Cambridge Analytica, Chris has been listed in TIME100 Most Influential People in

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The DataFest Special

This episode features some of The Data Lab’s finest; part of the team behind putting on our two week festival of data innovation, DataFest. Hear about each aspect of DataFest, from DataSummit to the Fringe events, and everything in between. This episode is hosted by Brian Hills, Head of Data, and the guests are Fraser

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Richard Carter, Data Scientist at Previse

In this weeks podcast the tables are turned and former TDL podcast host Richard Carter takes the interviewees seat. Head of Data at The Data Lab, Brian Hills, leads the conversation in this episode. If you’re interested in career development, award winning data science projects, and all sorts of James Bond trivia(including which Bond covered

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