Boss’n’Data Episode 13: Building Data teams in an evolving world

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Knowing why, how and where to build a data team is an art unto itself. Add in the ever changing and evolving landscapes of technology enablement and business practice to the mix and you have a very hard nut to crack.

And, if you are feeling that you could be doing with a little bit more to contend with, let’s throw in a whole load of regulatory compliance to the mix.

Rob talks to Greig about how he has managed to navigate all of this, and more, including:

  • The benefits of adopting collaborative practices from the outset
  • The importance of staying business focussed and customer centric.
  • How the role of data professional has changed to stay in tune with the evolving landscape.

Guest Bio:

Greig Cowan - Nat West

Dr. Greig Cowan is Head of Data Science and Engineering for Data Innovation at NatWest Group. He has led the transformation of how the organisation builds and delivers AI, machine learning and data-led solutions to the organisation, and the cloud infrastructure that powers them. He has a PhD in physics from the University of Glasgow and prior to joining NatWest spent over a decade as a researcher in high-energy particle physics, working as a member of the LHCb collaboration at the CERN Large Hadron Collider.

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Meet the Host:

Robin Huggins

Robin Huggins, Director of Client Services, MBN Solutions

Rob is Client Services Director at MBN Solutions. It’s been over 12 years and he’s still the smiling face that our clients know and love. Whether it’s ensuring excellence in our engagement model or presenting at one of our events, Rob is often the first MBN face that people see. He’s pretty good, too. So good that he’s been recognised as one of the hundred most influential people in the UK Data Industry...twice.