Talk Abstract: Gabriel will be talking about how to use a focus product in order to create capability in an organisation. The BBC has been a technology company since 1922. This means that there are a lot of different data sources. The BBC also has a long editorial tradition and as a media company is liable for what content it presents as well as how it presents that content. So how do you take such an organisation onto a journey to more data science?
Bio: Gabriel is the Head of Data Science and Architecture at the BBC where his role is to help make the organisation more data informed and to make it easier for product teams to build data and machine learning powered products. He is a Honorary Senior Research Associate at UCL where his research interests focus on the application of data science on the retail and media industries. He also advises start-ups and VCs on data and machine learning strategies. He was previously the Data Director at notonthehighstreet.com and Head of Data Science at Tesco. His teams have worked on a diverse range of problems from search engines, recommendation engines, pricing optimisation, to vehicle routing problems and store space optimisation. Gabriel has a MA (Mathematics) from Cambridge and a MBA from London Business School.