Skills Matter…Harvey on Data: A Guide To Humans.


For September’s Data Matters, Noelia Jiménez Martínez and Phil Harvey will be sharing their keynote on how big an impact data has on our world, and how those working within the industry need to be mindful on implementing different perspectives in technical work to give it more context in the real world to be more successful.



18:30-19:00 Sign-in and get settled

19:00-19:45 Noelia & Phil’s presentation

19:45-20:00 Q&A


Data: A Guide To Humans

Data is a window into ourselves, the worlds of other and our planet. You can see the impact of our actions played out in data. Many are choosing to work in this fascinating field. Is their work being recognised and taken into account?

Often not, because there is a problem: Data is hard, but people are harder. In this talk you will learn how understanding different perspectives helps place technical work in context and be more successful. Yu’ll be guided through perspectives and real world examples that help both technical and non-technical people deal with each other and understand their impact on the world.


About the Speakers:

Noelia Jiménez Martínez

Noelia Jiménez Martínez is Head of Data Science and Astrophysics at Unbound. She holds a PhD in Numerical Astrophysics from the UNLP (La Plata, Argentina) applied to Galaxy Formation and Chemical Evolution.

Before transitioning from Academia, she was an Astrophysics Researcher at the University of St Andrews (Scotland), and previously had several postdocs positions in different universities across Europe that gave her the chance to collaborate with a huge diversity of people from several fields and backgrounds.

Prior to joining Unbound she worked as a Data Science Consultant (Pivigo) in London, where she managed several data science teams working with big-to-small companies (Barclays, Criteo, Royal Mail, startups, etc) and lectured academics transitioning to Industry in the S2DS (science to data science school) in fields as Machine Learning, Statistics and Deep Learning.

She is also the author of a book exploring/building empathy and social skills among academics from ‘hard’ sciences: ‘Data: A Guide to Humans’.

Phil Harvey

Phil is a big beardy data geek who loves working with data and solving interesting data problems. He is especially interested soft skills for technical people in data, empathy, ethics and in the impact of data on what people know and how they know it. Starting his career with a BA in AI, he has worked in a wide range of industries from surveying, to architecture, to advertising, to being the CTO and technical founder of a data start-up. Phil now works at Microsoft as a Cloud Solution Architect for Data & AI in One Commercial Partner.



Attendance is free for registered delegates, and you can register here:


WHAT: Keynote by Noelia Jiménez Martínez and Phil Harvey on Data: A Guide To Humans

WHEN: Monday 16th September

WHERE: Skills Matter, CodeNode




Sep 16 2019


6:30 pm - 9:00 pm



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