Boss'n'Data Episode 6: Impact

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Impact in Data projects is the alpha and the omega.

It’s the reason why the Data function exists in the first place and the factor that causes so many people to study and work so hard to enter the industry. However, it’s not all plain sailing. When data projects go wrong, it’s often because they fail to deliver the impact that their owners and sponsors have promised. 

Impact is tangible, measurable, and simple to recognise – and can be the difference between success and failure for a Data leader.


Amongst other topics, Rob and Dr. Andrew explore:

*Making an impact is about moving the needle - deciding which needle to move is a skill in itself

*Time spent in the discovery phase is crucial - and projects can fail to deliver the required impact if this time isn't spent wisely

*Business skills are as important as technology skills in delivering impact in Data/MLOps projects


Guest Bio:



Dr. Andrew McMahon, Natwest, Head of MLOps for Data Innovation

Bio: Dr Andrew McMahon is Head of MLOps for Data Innovation at Natwest, author of the recently published “Machine Learning Engineering with Python”, was awarded the title “Rising Star of the Year” at the 2022 British Data Awards, was the Data Science Foundation’s “Data Scientist of the Year” for 2019 and is also a host on the AI Right? Podcast.

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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.