How NOT to Hire a Big Data Science Team - On-Demand Webinar

Register to watch this on demand webinar to hear Greg Detre, Former Chief Data Scientist at Channel 4, share his personal experiences and advice on how NOT to hire a big data science team in today’s ever-changing and challenging market.

With previous positions as Co-Founder of language platform Memrise, and CTO of digital health platform Big Health, the seminar is an opportunity to hear tips and tricks from Greg on how to effectively scale your data science team and overcome the common mistakes and challenges of this.

Webinar breakdown:

  • How to cheat at Data Science to build a data science MVP/prototype without hiring a data science team (and why you should!)
  • What blend of skills and profiles you need for your data science team at different sizes
  • How to choose and hire data scientists and engineers effectively and increase diversity in your hiring pipeline
  • What support do your data scientists need around them to flourish
  • How to develop your data science team in the long term to make them more effective
  • How will the data science industry evolve over the next few years? Will data science be commoditised (by cloud providers and machine learning-as-a-service)?

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Greg Detre

Advisor and Coach 

As former CEO, CTO and Chief Data Scientist, Greg has built and trained multiple world-class software and data teams across academia, start-ups and large companies, hiring and mentoring dozens of programmers, data scientists and product managers, on-site and remotely. Greg has years of experience helping others build their data teams, and coaching CTOs who are growing into their roles.

Host: Tom Chambers

Senior Manager
Robert Walters AI and Technology 

Having joined Robert Walters in 2013 within our Amsterdam office, Tom has successfully built the data science, analytics and engineering division in London. With previous experience working in Hong Kong, Tom’s international recruitment career allows him to offer a global perspective. Tom is respected as one of the leading recruitment experts in the AI research, deep analytics and growth space, and he and his team are regularly invited as a subject expert to industry round tables. With long established relationships with top universities across the UK and Europe, the AI and Creative team has unrivalled access to distinguished alumni. Tom believes London will continue to establish itself in the emerging technology field and feels it is well positioned to attract the top technology talent globally.

Host: Orlando Ruiz

Robert Walters Technology

Orlando joined Robert Walters as a specialised recruitment consultant in the Data and Analytics space back in 2019. After successfully working in the EMEA Data Science recruitment space, mostly within the South of Europe area, he has developed successful business relationships and built a strong network of professionals in both UK and Europe.