Key is your value set

Meet Brian Hills, Deputy CEO and Head of Service Design at the Data Lab in Scotland. After years in the private sector Brian joined Datalab to help bridge the gap in data science between universities and the private sector. Ethics in data plays an important part and success strongly depends on your value set, says Brian.

Posted by @pweschmidt · 1 min read

12 November 2020

In this episode we talk to Brian Hills deputy CEO and Head of Service Design for the DataLab in Scotland. Brian joined the team after many years in the private sector. And his experiences there help him work with universities and companies to bridge the gap in skills we have today. Working in AI/ML is often misunderstood. Many downplay the importance of good, solid data engineering. As Brian points out, he had companies remarking that new graduates often want to work on algorithms rather than “cleaning up the data” for processing. Ethics in data science also play a key role. With data science playing an increasingly important role in all our lives engineers working in the field need to employ a solid set of ethical values and use proper toolkits.

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