Citizen data scientists and self-serve data science - over-hyped pipe dream or logical next phase of evolution?

Recap Summary

Should data science skills reside in the hands (and minds) of specialist data scientists or be distributed throughout a wider population within an organisation?

3 Main Takeaways:

  1. Data democratisation is a requirement for any organisation wishing to exploit data for good

    Terminology can be unhelpful when it overlays a superficial hype on what is a key skill or ability

    Citizen data science skills form part of a healthy data ecosystem and can complement data science roles in a hub and spoke model


David Thomson, Head of Data Solutions, Royal London.

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David is Head of Data Solutions at Royal London. He is a digital leader with significant experience in strategy development and execution, digital proposition design and has recently been focussed on leading data science and analytics teams to drive commercial value from data.

Lee Wilson, Head of Data Strategy, Royal London.


Lee is Head of Data Strategy at Royal London. She has more than 15 years of experience in customer and digital strategy, consulting and transformation, and is a champion and changemaker in data-driven innovation.

Chaired by Robin Huggins, Director of Academy and Client Services, MBN Solutions.



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