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July 2020

Market & career updates from across the data, AI and emerging technology sectors.

Dear Reader,

As I write this, humanity is facing some of its toughest challenges globally in recent memory.

As such, society and the economy are still feeling the shockwaves rippling through their very core.

However, in these tumultuous times, I think it is important to find solace in small wins and to focus on the positives wherever we can.

In spite of a global pandemic and recent humanitarian tragedies, I believe there is much constructive change that can and will occur as a result.

I think now is a time to unify, solidify and evolve into better businesses and better people.

Because where the world goes from here is very much a choice we all get to make, and one I hope we can all make together.

This quarter’s newsletter is focused around the topic of ‘creating efficiencies in digitally transforming world’.

I very much hope you enjoy.

Guy Bevington, Founder 

Featured Article

Data Science – a ray of light breaking through dark clouds

Is the data science community poised to thrive in a post-pandemic environment?


Industry Insights & Career Spotlights

TrueNorth Group’s “Career Spotlight” series explores career paths within data science and Artificial Intelligence industries, sharing insight from the professionals within our network.

Thanks as always to our contibutors!

Matleen Makko-Boronad, Data Science Manager, Deliveroo

A Career Spotlight interview with Matleen Makko-Boronad, part of Deliveroo‘s Data Science team. 

Career Spotlight – Tom Clements – Head of Data Science, Leisure Pass Group

A Career Spotlight interview with Tom Clements, Head of Data Science with Leisure Pass Group

Key Appointments

TrueNorth Group tracks key personnel changes and senior hires across our target markets, from director to C-suite and board changes.

Simon Asplen-TaylorDataTick
Vivo Energy
Chief Data & Analytics Officer
Alex Steer
Wunderman Thompson
Chief Data Officer, EMEA
Sanjeevan BalaChannel 4
Group Chief Data Officer & AI Officer
Simone Steel
Morgan Stanley
Chief Data Officer
Akhil Lalwani
Convex Insurance
Chief Data Officer
Scott Wallace
Director of Analytics, EMEA

Recommended Reading

Each quarter we share our top picks of online content from across the global tech markets, including reports, videos, sector studies, interviews and forecasts.

5 questions to ask about your AI or IoT project

There’s more to usability in AI and IoT than you think. Before launching your AI or IoT project, answer these questions.

Reducing bias in AI with Diversity & Inclusion

If the data used in training AI models only include certain groups as outliers, or those deviating from the so-called “norm” and therefore not considered or discarded, can we trust the decisions they make?

How AI can help find a coronavirus vaccine

Murat Sonmez, managing director of the World Economic Forum, explains how big data and machine learning can help find a vaccine for COVID-19.

How COVID-19 data highlights the search for a single version of the truth

Poor coronavirus data outcomes in states like Georgia and Florida can teach us lessons about how we use data analytics.

Latest Hot Jobs

TrueNorth Group is actively recruiting for a range of appointments across the international market.

See below for our latest high-priority vacancies, or browse our site for full listings.

Product Developer – Data ScienceLondon
Software Engineer (data)United Kingdom
Lead Software Engineer / Platform ArchitectRemote, United Kingdom
Senior Data ScientistLondon
Upcoming Event

London networking schedule


Owing to the impact of coronavirus, we have had to postpone our hugely successful London data networking events.

We remain hopeful that we can restart in September of this year. 

We will keep our network posted on developments, and is soon as it is once again safe to get together, we will be in touch about scheduling the next event, bringing together colleagues, partners, advisors and mentor across the London data, AI and emerging tech communities.

Register for an invitation