Let’s Talk Data

Emma Crabtree

Exploring Data's Impact on Life and Business: Insight, Innovation, and Inspiration for the Curious Mind. Join host Emma Crabtree on 'Let's Talk Data,' where data meets life. Dive into the world reshaped by AI and data, exploring it's impact from business, health, wealth to relationships with experts across fields. Discover data's untapped potential in our everyday and professional lives. For anyone from data enthusiasts to the simply curious, this is your hub for light-hearted yet insightful conversations on data-driven innovation. Tune in to 'Let's Talk Data' for your dose of insights and laughs, making the future of data both accessible and engaging. read less
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Human-Centric Leadership: Building psychological safety and neurodiversity in the workplace
08-05-2024
Human-Centric Leadership: Building psychological safety and neurodiversity in the workplace
Have you ever felt like your true self wasn't being seen at work?   Today on The Let's Talk Data Podcast, we welcome Nik Walker, Head of Data Engineering at the Coop, who believes in creating psychologically safe environments.  This episode you will learn how Nik's personal experiences, including his journey with ADHD, have shaped his coaching-focused leadership approach.  Nik shares his insights into fostering connection and belonging which will change your approach to leadership and pave the way for improved engagement and well-being in the workplace. You’ll gain an understanding about why you should lead with compassion and not fear as well as how by being a more compassionate leader you will transform team dynamics.  For more information head to https://www.miraitalent.com/ Exploring Data's Impact on Life and Business: Insight, Innovation, and Inspiration for the Curious Mind. Join host Emma Crabtree on 'Let's Talk Data,' where data meets life. Dive into the world reshaped by AI and data, exploring its impact from business, health, wealth to relationships with experts across fields. Discover data's untapped potential in our everyday and professional lives. For anyone from data enthusiasts to the simply curious, this is your hub for light-hearted yet insightful conversations on data-driven innovation. Tune in to 'Let's Talk Data' for your dose of insights and laughs, making the future of data both accessible and engaging.
Unlocking the true potential of AI within your business by prioritising data governance, with Andrew Sharp
24-04-2024
Unlocking the true potential of AI within your business by prioritising data governance, with Andrew Sharp
How can organisations ensure their AI initiatives are built on strong foundations to deliver results? According to Andrew Sharp, Principal Consultant of Data Governance and Data Protection at The Oakland Group, having robust data governance practices in place is crucial for success with AI.   Andrew notes that AI is only as good as the data it's trained on, emphasising that organisations need to focus on data quality and management to truly unlock the power of AI. Through his work with clients across industries, Andrew has seen first-hand how prioritising data governance lays the groundwork for AI to perform at its best. With the right people, processes and tools in place, AI can be seamlessly integrated into a company's operations and decision-making. But it all starts with the data - is it fit for purpose and being looked after properly? Only then can AI realise its full potential.   For more information head to https://www.miraitalent.com/   Exploring Data's Impact on Life and Business: Insight, Innovation, and Inspiration for the Curious Mind. Join host Emma Crabtree on 'Let's Talk Data,' where data meets life. Dive into the world reshaped by AI and data, exploring its impact from business, health, wealth to relationships with experts across fields. Discover data's untapped potential in our everyday and professional lives. For anyone from data enthusiasts to the simply curious, this is your hub for light-hearted yet insightful conversations on data-driven innovation. Tune in to 'Let's Talk Data' for your dose of insights and laughs, making the future of data both accessible and engaging.
From council estate to prominent data leader - Dawn Carter’s masterclass in ‘The School of Life’
17-04-2024
From council estate to prominent data leader - Dawn Carter’s masterclass in ‘The School of Life’
How hard could it be to break into data? Dawn Carter, Enterprise Data Architect at BAE Systems, had never imagined a career in the field would be possible, starting her career in a call centre rather than studying analytics in university. She became curious about whether data was something she could do when asked to help implement a new system. This led her on a journey of questioning how things worked and continually taking on new challenges.    When doubts of imposter syndrome crept in after transitioning to data roles, she wondered how difficult pursuing opportunities truly could be. So when a conference in California presented itself, she decided to submit a speaking proposal without telling anyone, thinking there was little chance she'd hear back. To her surprise, they asked her to turn it into a full day workshop instead. This spurred her on to share her experiences overcoming perceived limits by asking questions without fear of being wrong, helping others see what may be within reach through perseverance.   For more information head to https://www.miraitalent.com/   Exploring Data's Impact on Life and Business: Insight, Innovation, and Inspiration for the Curious Mind. Join host Emma Crabtree on 'Let's Talk Data,' where data meets life. Dive into the world reshaped by AI and data, exploring its impact from business, health, wealth to relationships with experts across fields. Discover data's untapped potential in our everyday and professional lives. For anyone from data enthusiasts to the simply curious, this is your hub for light-hearted yet insightful conversations on data-driven innovation. Tune in to 'Let's Talk Data' for your dose of insights and laughs, making the future of data both accessible and engaging.
Data and Diversity in action: Anumana CEO Hemant Patel’s pursuit of purpose and social impact
10-04-2024
Data and Diversity in action: Anumana CEO Hemant Patel’s pursuit of purpose and social impact
How can businesses cultivate a culture of purpose and social mobility? Hemant Patel, the visionary CEO of Anumana, a cutting-edge data and analytics consultancy, exemplifies this ethos.    Hemant’s passion for social mobility drives initiatives like the Anumana Code Academy, which aims to empower 1,000 underprivileged children annually in the North of England through Python education. This commitment echoes the necessity for leaders to consciously embed purpose and inclusivity into corporate cultures. By fostering values that extend beyond profit, such as community engagement and diversity, businesses can make a lasting impact.   My own journey parallels Hemant's, sharing a deep-seated belief in purpose-driven leadership and the importance of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DE&I). Witnessing Hemant's dedication to societal betterment is profoundly inspiring, reminding us all of the transformative power of purpose. In essence, integrating such principles into every facet of operations creates an environment where every individual, irrespective of background, is empowered to thrive.   For more information head to https://www.miraitalent.com/   Exploring Data's Impact on Life and Business: Insight, Innovation, and Inspiration for the Curious Mind. Join host Emma Crabtree on 'Let's Talk Data,' where data meets life. Dive into the world reshaped by AI and data, exploring its impact from business, health, wealth to relationships with experts across fields. Discover data's untapped potential in our everyday and professional lives. For anyone from data enthusiasts to the simply curious, this is your hub for light-hearted yet insightful conversations on data-driven innovation. Tune in to 'Let's Talk Data' for your dose of insights and laughs, making the future of data both accessible and engaging.
Between the Spreadsheets: Why 'Dirty Data' hides costs and hinders good decisions with Susan Walsh Founder of The Classification Guru
03-04-2024
Between the Spreadsheets: Why 'Dirty Data' hides costs and hinders good decisions with Susan Walsh Founder of The Classification Guru
How much is dirty data costing your organisation? If inaccurate or incomplete data has obscured your true spending, are you missing out on potential savings in negotiations?   Today, I had the privilege of speaking with the iconic Susan Walsh, Founder of The Classification Guru and fixer of Dirty Data, to explore her innovative approach to the data industry. Susan stands out for her authentic personal brand, built on engaging content and a unique take on marketing, including her memorable lip-sync performances.   Susan shares her journey of rediscovery after stepping away from corporate norms, her insights on tackling 'Dirty Data', and her venture into the world of data following an initial business setback.    Seven years into her business, Susan discovered the challenges of growth, leadership responsibilities, and managing finances in small business life. She emphasises viewing data problems through a human lens and expresses her passion for making her work in the data space enjoyable and impactful. Susan teased her plans to expand her business into product offerings, hinting at exciting developments ahead.   For more information head to https://www.miraitalent.com/   Exploring Data's Impact on Life and Business: Insight, Innovation, and Inspiration for the Curious Mind. Join host Emma Crabtree on 'Let's Talk Data,' where data meets life. Dive into the world reshaped by AI and data, exploring its impact from business, health, wealth to relationships with experts across fields. Discover data's untapped potential in our everyday and professional lives. For anyone from data enthusiasts to the simply curious, this is your hub for light-hearted yet insightful conversations on data-driven innovation. Tune in to 'Let's Talk Data' for your dose of insights and laughs, making the future of data both accessible and engaging.
Breaking Barriers: Shaping the future of data leadership and education - Jess Simons-Boswell
21-03-2024
Breaking Barriers: Shaping the future of data leadership and education - Jess Simons-Boswell
What are the key elements to building a successful data career? Jess Simons-Boswell, Head of Data at e.surv, shares her insights on forging a career in the tech industry.   Building a successful data career requires a combination of technical skills, soft skills, and continuous learning according to Jess. It's important to gain strong foundations in areas like data analysis, programming, and database management through education and hands-on experience.    However, technical skills alone are not enough from Jess' experience - strong communication, collaboration, and problem-solving abilities are also critical.    Most importantly, a successful data career like Jess' demands lifelong learning as the field is constantly evolving. Jess makes time to continually expand her knowledge through courses, conferences, and independent learning to stay on the cutting edge.   For more information head to https://www.miraitalent.com/   Exploring Data's Impact on Life and Business: Insight, Innovation, and Inspiration for the Curious Mind. Join host Emma Crabtree on 'Let's Talk Data,' where data meets life. Dive into the world reshaped by AI and data, exploring its impact from business, health, wealth to relationships with experts across fields. Discover data's untapped potential in our everyday and professional lives. For anyone from data enthusiasts to the simply curious, this is your hub for light-hearted yet insightful conversations on data-driven innovation. Tune in to 'Let's Talk Data' for your dose of insights and laughs, making the future of data both accessible and engaging.
Empowering everyone to be more Data Literate with the Godfather of Data Literacy, Jordan Morrow
14-03-2024
Empowering everyone to be more Data Literate with the Godfather of Data Literacy, Jordan Morrow
How can organisations better support the development of data literacy within their workforce?  Jordan Morrow, Senior Vice President of Data & AI Transformation at AgileOne, joins me to discuss all things data literacy. While technical skills will remain important, organisations should focus on cultivating curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking in their employees. Success will depend on establishing a growth mindset where learning from mistakes and ongoing improvement are valued. It's also crucial that sufficient time and budget are dedicated to building strong data foundations before pursuing flashy new technologies. With patience and investment in people, organisations can develop a data-literate culture where all staff feel empowered to use insights to make informed decisions and unlock new opportunities for the business.   For more information head to https://www.miraitalent.com/   Exploring Data's Impact on Life and Business: Insight, Innovation, and Inspiration for the Curious Mind. Join host Emma Crabtree on 'Let's Talk Data,' where data meets life. Dive into the world reshaped by AI and data, exploring its impact from business, health, wealth to relationships with experts across fields. Discover data's untapped potential in our everyday and professional lives. For anyone from data enthusiasts to the simply curious, this is your hub for light-hearted yet insightful conversations on data-driven innovation. Tune in to 'Let's Talk Data' for your dose of insights and laughs, making the future of data both accessible and engaging.
Everything you need to know about Generative AI - Geoff Davies
07-03-2024
Everything you need to know about Generative AI - Geoff Davies
Is your business missing out on the potential of generative AI? Geoff Davies, Founder of Pivotal Edge AI, explains how generative AI is one of the most transformative technologies available today and can unlock incredible value for organisations. By automating repetitive tasks through technologies like chatbots and virtual agents, generative AI allows businesses to improve efficiency, enhance productivity and scale in new ways.    However, its true power lies in solving real business problems through natural language interactions. Are you proactively identifying how generative AI could address key challenges in your industry? Or are you risking falling behind more forward-thinking competitors? Take the first step by developing a roadmap and pilot projects to uncover how generative AI may augment your operations. The benefits could surprise you - and cement your competitive advantage for years to come.   Link to the Andreessen Horowitz a16z pod about DNA as Data Storage https://a16z.com/podcast/dnas-potential-to-store-the-worlds-data/ Information Commissioner's advice on data and AI https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/uk-gdpr-guidance-and-resources/artificial-intelligence/    For more information head to https://www.miraitalent.com/   Exploring Data's Impact on Life and Business: Insight, Innovation, and Inspiration for the Curious Mind. Join host Emma Crabtree on 'Let's Talk Data,' where data meets life. Dive into the world reshaped by AI and data, exploring its impact from business, health, wealth to relationships with experts across fields. Discover data's untapped potential in our everyday and professional lives. For anyone from data enthusiasts to the simply curious, this is your hub for light-hearted yet insightful conversations on data-driven innovation. Tune in to 'Let's Talk Data' for your dose of insights and laughs, making the future of data both accessible and engaging.
The importance of aligning data strategy to business strategy - Alasdair Moore
29-02-2024
The importance of aligning data strategy to business strategy - Alasdair Moore
Alasdair Moore, Co-founder & CEO of IDS, shares insights from his experience building IDS, a leading data consultancy. He discusses the crucial role of reliable data in informing sound business strategies and decisions.    Alasdair explains how poor data quality can negatively impact organisations by leading to incorrect decision-making, setting unrealistic expectations, and reducing trust. He emphasises the importance of aligning data strategies with overall business goals to avoid departments working at cross-purposes.   Alasdair also reflects on the importance of delegation and trust in allowing a business to scale effectively. He believes that leaders must be willing to share responsibility, let go of control, and trust others to achieve their vision for organisational success and growth.   For more information head to https://www.miraitalent.com/   Exploring Data's Impact on Life and Business: Insight, Innovation, and Inspiration for the Curious Mind. Join host Emma Crabtree on 'Let's Talk Data,' where data meets life. Dive into the world reshaped by AI and data, exploring it's impact from business, health, wealth to relationships with experts across fields. Discover data's untapped potential in our everyday and professional lives. For anyone from data enthusiasts to the simply curious, this is your hub for light-hearted yet insightful conversations on data-driven innovation. Tune in to 'Let's Talk Data' for your dose of insights and laughs, making the future of data both accessible and engaging.
Accountant turned data scientist reveals the secrets to work-life balance & more - John Walker
15-02-2024
Accountant turned data scientist reveals the secrets to work-life balance & more - John Walker
John Walker went from working in accounting to becoming the Head of Data Science and Engineering at MS & AD group - a key player in the insurance market.   Since John works for a Japanese company - we can relate to each other’s experiences with the amazing and unique Japanese culture. That made this conversation even more interesting for me!   In this episode of Let’s Talk Data, we dive into John's unique journey from accounting to becoming a data science maven - a path marked by a serendipitous opportunity that revealed his natural aptitude for system solutions.    We discuss the current landscape of data science - recognising its immense potential in a world where data is becoming the most valuable commodity.   John’s belief in the power of data science, coupled with his idealistic stance against cutting corners, shapes his perspective on the industry's future. John firmly believes that reluctance to fully embrace data strategies could render some players obsolete - while those who 'embrace the fear' and ride the wave of data innovation will gain a significant competitive edge.   In our conversation, we explore the pressures and privileges of leadership in the fast-paced world of data science. John shares insights on maintaining work-life balance, emphasising the importance of having outlets outside of work.   We also delve into John's approach to fostering a creative culture within his team by disengaging the subconscious to spark innovation. He encourages stepping away from the notion of perfection and embracing the 'grey areas' of data science - recognizing the value of operating in ambiguous and uncharted territories.   Join us as John Walker sheds light on the transformative power of data science, the importance of embracing uncertainty, and the exciting journey ahead for MS Amlin in the world of data and information.   For more information head to https://www.miraitalent.com/   Exploring Data's Impact on Life and Business: Insight, Innovation, and Inspiration for the Curious Mind. Join host Emma Crabtree on 'Let's Talk Data,' where data meets life. Dive into the world reshaped by AI and data, exploring it's impact from business, health, wealth to relationships with experts across fields. Discover data's untapped potential in our everyday and professional lives. For anyone from data enthusiasts to the simply curious, this is your hub for light-hearted yet insightful conversations on data-driven innovation. Tune in to 'Let's Talk Data' for your dose of insights and laughs, making the future of data both accessible and engaging.
How to overcome imposter syndrome at work & understand people using data analysis  - Katy Gooblar
15-02-2024
How to overcome imposter syndrome at work & understand people using data analysis  - Katy Gooblar
How do you use data analytics for business? Is generative AI going to hurt you or help you? What’s the best way to use data for making decisions? Does data hold the key to understanding people on a deeper level? What do you need to know to understand how to overcome imposter syndrome at work? All of these questions are answered in this episode of the ‘Let’s Talk Data’ podcast where I talk with Katie Gooblar - a transformative data leader like no other! Katy acts as a de facto Chief Data Officer for the Royal College of Nursing - despite not having the title… Katy comes from a humble background - she’s a founding member of the 93% Club and partner of the Data Literacy Academy. Katy’s passionate about empowering women and youth in data through her relentless optimism and people-centric approach.  Me and Katy discuss navigating imposter syndrome at work and educating executives on the power of data and much more… Katy emphasises persuading executives using storytelling and showcasing the use cases for using data.  But - Katy’s ambitions don’t stop there: She’s just started RCN's first data strategy and Katy hopes to broaden this to their members and the wider nursing community… Katy’s also working on helping other organisations who don’t have the budgets to support a chief data officer through her non-executive roles. As well as making data and data analysis accessible to more people in the workforce as technology evolves and data, AI, and technology literacy becomes essential in businesses. Listen to this episode now to hear Katy's inspiring journey, vision for data and advice on how you can use data to make decisions and improve your work or business.   For more information head to https://www.miraitalent.com/   Exploring Data's Impact on Life and Business: Insight, Innovation, and Inspiration for the Curious Mind. Join host Emma Crabtree on 'Let's Talk Data,' where data meets life. Dive into the world reshaped by AI and data, exploring it's impact from business, health, wealth to relationships with experts across fields. Discover data's untapped potential in our everyday and professional lives. For anyone from data enthusiasts to the simply curious, this is your hub for light-hearted yet insightful conversations on data-driven innovation. Tune in to 'Let's Talk Data' for your dose of insights and laughs, making the future of data both accessible and engaging. Many companies today are still missing the golden opportunity to unlock true potential with their data. Our conversations will shed light on this untapped potential as well as the pivotal role that data professionals play in driving progress. “Let’s Talk Data” is your go-to source for inspiration and knowledge, providing a front-row seat to the future of data-driven insights and innovations.