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Techweek TV: How businesses can leverage data science

As human interaction with technology grows, the amount of data we have is almost immeasurable.

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Monday 24 May
1:00pm - 1:30pm


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Data has a better idea2

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As human interaction with technology grows, the amount of data we have is almost immeasurable.

Featuring Miles Fordyce, Tower Data and Customer Platforms Lead and Director of the Data Science Programme at the University of Auckland Professor, Sebastian Link, we look at what this means for careers in data science and the ability we have to improve people’s lives. 

We examine the role of collaborations and partnerships to bridge the world of academia, business, and government. The utilisation and practical application of data and the opportunities that this presents for people in tech-based careers is huge.

Through an insurance lens, we can discuss the different emerging technologies in data science and how creative data utilisation can solve both business problems and customer pain points.



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Miles Fordyce

Head of Data and Customer Platforms, Tower Insurance

Miles has more than 25 years of commercial experience in the IT industry, and a deep passion for technology and all things digital that has seen his areas of expertise grow to include strategic IT and business planning, digital strategy and innovation, and technology/digital transformation.

Miles has gained industry experience through a variety of positions in sectors from Banking, Retail, Insurance, Financial Services, FMCG, Logistics, Transportation, Education and Government.

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Sebastian Link

Professor, University of Auckland

Sebastian joined the University of Auckland Department of Computer Science in 2012. His main research is in data management with the goal to better understand data, model data and enforce the meaning of the data efficiently in database systems.

Sebastian’s research, training, collaboration with industry, and internationalisation are integral to his role at the University of Auckland.

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