Archives: February 2020

Energising data science

There are few industries that have remained completely unaffected by data science; its applications are simply too widespread. Industries that previously did not have a data driven approach now have the opportunity to make up for lost time. Although Woodhurst’s primary focus is Financial Services, the energy sector provides some great examples of how data […]

Data challenges for AI: Woodhurst’s podcast debut

Last week I was interviewed by Kyle Winterbottom for the upcoming Data Leaders of the North podcast. The podcast series will cover a range of topics on and around data. From building a Data Eco-System to creating a Data Culture; expanding into large-scale Tech Change and productionising AI. I was there to talk about our […]

Using due diligence to avoid risk and maximise returns

Using due diligence to avoid risk and maximise returns The fintech industry is booming, disrupting the financial sector and attracting billions in investment globally. Let’s look at the numbers The global fintech market was worth a staggering $127.66 billion in 2018, with a predicted annual growth rate of ~25% until 2022, to $309.98 billion. The […]

Can we unpack the black box?

Some machine learning tools are incredibly complex. So complex that they are considered to be “black box” systems. On the one hand, they are determining more and more accurate outputs to increasingly difficult problems. But on the other, the inner workings of these solutions can’t easily be understood by a human, and the rationale for […]

5 questions to ask SaaS vendors

I have implemented Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) for start-ups with a couple of employees, to enterprises operating in 30+ countries with hundreds of thousands of users. That’s the beauty of SaaS, you can access software with more features than you can dream of. If sign up for a CRM tool that’s being used by some of the […]