Hub & Spoken: Data | Analytics | Chief Data Officer | CDO | Data Strategy

Hub & Spoken: Data | Analytics | Chief Data Officer | CDO | Data Strategy

The original data podcast. The Hub and Spoken podcast is a series of fascinating discussions with today's top data and business leaders from across the business world. The conversations explore how to add most value to organisations through the use of data and analytics, and how best to organise yourself to achieve that value. It talks about how to define and deliver data strategy, and the best way to return business value.

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August 18, 2022 26 min

 In this episode, Jason speaks to Yasmeen Moseley, Vice President of Consumer Insights and Analytics at Swift, a creative agency within the Wunderman Thompson network. They discuss data visualisation and storytelling in analytics, how to use social media insights to understand the audience, craft tailored stories, analyse performance and track the success. Yasmeen also highlights crucial points in selecting and presenting insights ...

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In this episode, Jason Foster speaks to Jyotika Singh, Director of Data Science at Placemakr, about the uses of natural language processing (NLP), its evolution and how it's applied in different industries to analyse large amounts of text quickly to find critical patterns and trends. Jyotika shares her journey and longstanding experience on the topic: what natural language processing is in the field of data, uses of NLP in text...

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In this episode, Jason Foster speaks to Jon Hay, Vice President, Data, Intelligence & Analytics at the Boston Red Sox, about using insights at the Boston Red Sox. Jon shares his journey from economics to data, talks about the movie Moneyball, the use of predictive analytics in baseball and how data analytics have become an integral part of the sports industry. An interesting conversation on how sports organisations use data to ...

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In this episode, Jason Foster speaks to Sadiqah Musa, the founder-CEO of Black in Data, about creating opportunities for black people in data. In the data industry, people of colour are underrepresented, hold few leadership positions and face many barriers to entry. Sadiqah shares her brilliant journey in the data and talks about the challenges people of colour face in the data industry, how Black In Data provides support, and how ...

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In this episode, Jason Foster speaks to Carlos Rivero, an experienced data leader in the public sector, about the use of data in the public sector and how it impacts governments' choices and people. Carlos shares his journey in data science and leadership and illustrates how data speeds up government decision-making, how it is used in the US across the 3 different levels of government to meet the public's needs, the hiring ...

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In this episode, Jason talks to Paul Briley, an extremely experienced commercial B2B leader, data expert and a key senior member of the team at Cynozure supporting customers to develop and grow. A brilliant conversation about the great potential of taking a commercial approach and integrating it with data management, data product and technology solutions to drive real growth and maximise the benefits of data analytics.

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In this episode, Jason Foster talks to Mikel Davis, Senior Director of Strategic Analytics at Peacock, the streaming service for NBC, about establishing and embedding data and data-driven culture in organisations. A great conversation where Mikel shares her learnings and her brilliant experience supporting different types of organisations, how to strategically prioritise business goals to create a data strategy and structure data t...

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June 30, 2022 12 min

 In this episode, Jason Foster talks about the government’s new strategy around data in healthcare: an ambitious plan to harness the potential of data in the health and social care system in England to save lives - while maintaining the highest standards of privacy and ethics. Jason walks us through the plan: the vision, how the government is looking to implement the new healthcare data strategy, the priorities and the seven pillar...

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In this episode, Jason Foster talks about the role of the Chief Data Officer (CDO) and how to effectively balance the many different responsibilities that come with the role: data leadership, time allocation, prioritisation and focus. Jason also shares the 40-30-20-10 rule for data leaders, a framework you can use and adjust as a CDO, to help block time out for your tasks and juggle the many responsibilities. 

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 In this episode, Jason Foster talks to Erica Stanford, author of Crypto Wars, founder of the Crypto Curry Club, and editor of Crypto Currier. All you need to know about Cryptocurrency: what is it, how is it used by people all over the world, its social and economic impact, how it is evolving, and its impact on the future. Erica also shares how people can protect themselves from scams and invest safely in crypto.

 

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In this episode, Jason talks to Tom Wilson, Solutions Architect at Cynozure. They discuss how to navigate the transition from academia to industry, and how to decide when the best time is to make the transition. Tom talks about his career in academia and his PhD background, how he found his passion for data science and applied his academic knowledge in his data roles. Last but not least, Tom shares insightful advice for people that...

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In this episode, Jason Foster talks to Dan Kellett, the Chief Data Officer at Capital One UK, about how important it is to create a centre of excellence and form strong relationships outside the data team. Dan shares his brilliant journey into data and talks about the role of the CDO and the structure of the data team at Capital One UK, how to balance short and long-term projects, and effectively allocate resources to achieve busin...

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In this episode, Jason Foster talks to Sophie Duffy, Head of Data and Analytics at the Kingfisher Group, an international home improvement conglomerate. They discuss how Kingfisher uses data and analytics to sustain business growth, enhance buyer experience with personalised solutions and tailor customer journeys online and in-store. Sophie also shares her brilliant journey in customer digital analytics, the importance of data team...

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In this episode, Jason talks to Tom Goodwin, keynote speaker, consultant, TV presenter and author of Digital Darwinism: Surviving the New Age of Business Disruption. The talk about digital disruption and innovation, the profound implications of these fast changes and new technologies on business and the impact on people's lives and behaviours.
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In this podcast, Jason Foster talks to Sathya Bala, Founder & CEO of True Change and My Skin My Story, about true diversity and inclusivity in the workforce. Sathya talks about the differences between diversity, equity, and inclusion, the importance and benefits of having a more diverse workforce, and how organisations can drive real change and create a more diverse workplace.  
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In this podcast, Jason talks through strategic decision-making and how it impacts data. It’s widely known that data is all about helping organisations make better decisions through factual information, however our current approach to data literacy rarely covers strategic decision-making.
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In this episode, Jason Foster talks about the role dashboards play in reporting. He talks about the purpose of dashboards, how they work within an organisation's data ecosystem and shares real-life examples of dashboards and their efficacy. They may be one of the oldest data products around, however, they still play a crucial role in an organisation’s data ecosystem.

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In this podcast, Jason Foster speaks to James Lupton, CTO at Cynozure, about major trends to look out for in data. They talk about James’ journey in data, his role as CTO of Cynozure, emerging data industry trends and tech solutions, metric layers, active metadata, reverse ETL, innovation and what will define the next generation of data platforms.

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In this podcast, Jason Foster speaks to Keith Goldthorpe, Lead Solution Architect at Cynozure, about Data Mesh and how it’s being used by many organisations to effectively grow and scale data strategies. They discuss how Data Mesh provides a new perspective, the four components of Data Mesh, the scenarios where Data Mesh is most viable and how companies are integrating Data Mesh into their organisation to scale rapidly.

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In this podcast, Jason Foster talks to Giselle Cory, CEO of DataKind UK - a charity that supports social sector organisations to use data science. They talk about DataKind’s mission, how data has provided valuable insights to different social organisations, how to build trust with data and the importance of volunteering data skills to help social change organisations.

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