Industrial Strength Data Science presents: “We are not unicorns”

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Data Science Section

Thursday 16 May 2019, 06:30pm - 09:00pm

Location Royal Statistical Society, 12 Errol St, London EC1Y 8LX

About the event:

We, data scientists, have been objectified from early days… starting in 2012 when HBR called a data scientist “the sexiest job of 21st century” through to all the tales of business success driven by the buzz of big data. Especially firms who adopted some form of ML driven products started to spread tales about them, the unicorns. People who can come to your business and completely transform it. Has this done damage or favour to the data science industry?

We are going to explore this topic in this indeed unique event hosted by Data Science Section of the Royal Statistical Society.  The event is going to be opened by Martin Goodson, the new chair of the section introducing what the section is planning over the next year.

Magda Piatkowska (head of data solutions at the BBC) will be joined by renowned industry professionals, who have built teams and educated new generations of the data science professionals.

Expect no unicorns, just debate.


This event is free and open to all, members and non-members, but registration is required.


This event will be followed by a drinks reception sponsored by Evolution AI and Mango Solutions




Organiser Name Magda Piatkowska

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