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Who I Am

I currently lead a number of teams at a global tech company. We use cutting edge data science and AI techniques to drive decision making focussed on making products safer for billions of users around the world. In previous roles, I have led analytical teams working in areas from strategy to marketing to sales, with a focus on the retail and travel spaces.

I started my career in academia, researching how the immune system can tell us more about our metabolic health. Somewhere along the way, I discovered informatics and made it a full time job.

Someone had the bright idea to put Ryan and I on a stage at the same time. Oops.

What I Do

While I am kept pretty busy at my 'day job', I also work with the startup community both in an advisory and community development capacity. I have worked with startups in several countries and have won awards for my work in this area.

When I have the time I also write articles for this blog and take the occasional photo.

San Francisco, but even foggier. Photo by me.

What I Write

You will find all the posts I have written here. A few highlights:

AI: A Team Effort
With the explosion of interest in AI across businesses of all kinds, particularly in traditional industries, the emergence of new platforms and solutions have helped make AI more accessible. The latest versions of frameworks like TensorFlow [https://www.tensorflow.org/] and PyTorch [https://pytorch.org/…
Steering The Culture Ship
I was in Tokyo a few years ago on business and grabbed a beer with a former colleague of mine. He had moved to Japan from the UK a few months previously and was settling into this new environment. I was curious to learn more about the business culture differences, so I asked him what had surprised h…
Six Lessons I Learned Finishing A PhD
Wrapping up a life sciences PhD is no joke; it commits you to an all-or-nothing minimum four years with little income and tough hours in the lab. When you’re deep in the middle of a PhD program, it can be hard to appreciate the transferable skills and experience you’re picking up almost every day. …
Permission To Land: Ensuring Analysis Has Value
At the heart of it, the purpose of analysis is to drive better actions through informing better decision making. In this article, I will focus on one of the most important parts of this process; making sure the output lands well and drives action. When is the right time to think about how an analy…
Ask and You Shall Receive - Dealing With Hard Facts
In a quote frequently misattributed to W. Edwards Deming, one of the fathers of process improvement, ‘In God we trust. All others must bring data.’. But what if someone brings data and we don’t like what the data tells us? Dealing with the results of analysis when it doesn’t tally with our preconc…