4 episodes

Data is the most valuable asset that any business holds, yet few know how to extract its full worth. 'Fibonacci, the Red Olive data podcast' aims to empower businesses to make data work for them, looking at the latest trends in AI and big data, along with some great hints and tips. Red Olive is a business consultancy that is passionate about data. It helps companies to look for patterns and analyse behaviour, increasing revenue while lowering ongoing costs - see https://www.red-olive.co.uk for more

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Data is the most valuable asset that any business holds, yet few know how to extract its full worth. 'Fibonacci, the Red Olive data podcast' aims to empower businesses to make data work for them, looking at the latest trends in AI and big data, along with some great hints and tips. Red Olive is a business consultancy that is passionate about data. It helps companies to look for patterns and analyse behaviour, increasing revenue while lowering ongoing costs - see https://www.red-olive.co.uk for more

    Embedding a self-service data culture in an organisation with Kingfisher’s Steve Taberner

    Embedding a self-service data culture in an organisation with Kingfisher’s Steve Taberner

    Thanks for joining us for episode four of Fibonacci, the Red Olive data podcast where we discuss the issues that businesses need to consider when extracting more value from the data they hold.
    Steve Taberner, head of data platforms at Kingfisher plc, chats with Nicky in this episode. Steve is a business intelligence and analytics leader with a track record of delivering innovation, modernisation and transformation in large organisations, including Travis Perkins, Elsevier and Vodafone.
    Key topics discussedHow data has been essential for companies making decisions during the pandemic (2 minutes 16 seconds)
    Using personas to understand your customers (3 minutes 50 seconds)
    What winning in a marketplace means (7 minutes 39 seconds)
    Using data to improve supply chains (9 minutes 15 seconds)
    The main challenge faced when using data models to make decisions (11 minutes)
    Creating a self-service culture in an organisation (12 minutes)
    The importance of persuading people to think about reports in a different way (14 minutes 24 seconds)
    Capturing trial knowledge within an organisation through a data platform project (17 minutes 21 seconds)
    Top-down buy-in and bottom-up awareness is key to a self-service data model being successful (19 minutes 18 seconds)
    Whether a centralised business intelligence function is needed in a modern business (20 minutes 48 seconds)
    The biggest changes coming in the next 18 months (23 minutes 44 seconds)
    What skills should people look to develop if they would like to progress their career? (25 minutes 52 seconds)
    Subscribe to the podcast If you want to join in the discussion, please drop us an email at hello@red-olive.co.uk. And please do subscribe to the podcast using whichever service works best for you.

    • 28 min
    Making digital subscriptions work, with Centaur Media’s Ben Barrass

    Making digital subscriptions work, with Centaur Media’s Ben Barrass

    Ben Barrass is the group head of data at Centaur Media, a provider of market intelligence and publisher of publications such as Econsultancy, Design Week and The Lawyer. He is responsible for planning and execution of the data strategy across all the digital subscription products the company runs. With over 19 years of experience across a range of digital business operations, he is a marketing technology expert.
    Coming up in the episode:
    Ben gives the perspective of a data professional in a central team within a large organisation containing different businesses that service very distinct audiences. (1m 35s)
    Moving print-based publications to digital successfully (3m 17s)
    Standardising and harmonising services, reports and removing silos of knowledge (4m 40s)
    A new way to think about what data we collect and whether it is worth sending an email to the people on your email list that never open it. (9m 23s)
    How to use data to help people that have been in the organisation for a long time (14 m 3s)
    The importance of building data collection in a project from the outset and the dangers of relying on ‘phase two’ of a project (20m 52s)
    The increasing importance of data literacy in an organisation (25m 53s)

    • 33 min
    Skills to get ahead in the data world, with CDO Robin Hayden

    Skills to get ahead in the data world, with CDO Robin Hayden

    In today’s episode of Fibonacci, the Red Olive data podcast, we continue our discussion with Chief Data Officer Robin Hayden. https://www.red-olive.co.uk/data-ethics-edge-computing-crypto-robin-hayden/ (Check out part one) if you missed it. With over 20 years of experience in the industry, Robin has seen and done it all. In this part, Robin shares:
    What to consider if you are having a data strategy re-think.
    The approaches and technologies that are better than ELT (Extract, Load, Transform).
    Changing your thinking so that you can gain efficiencies and steal a march on your competitors.
    Thinking about data as something that will make the product experience a lot smarter, rather than simply as something you do in reports.
    Integrating machine learning models with products.
    The benefits of focussing a data team on their core competencies.
    Skills people should think about developing if they want to get ahead in the industry.
    Let us know what you think by emailing us at hello@red-olive.co.uk, and please subscribe to the podcast to make sure you get to hear every episode.

    • 21 min
    Data ethics, edge computing, crypto and more with Chief Data Officer Robin Hayden

    Data ethics, edge computing, crypto and more with Chief Data Officer Robin Hayden

    Welcome to Fibonacci, the Red Olive data podcast. This new, regular podcast is another way for us at https://www.red-olive.co.uk (Red Olive) to help empower businesses to extract the value from the data they hold. We will be talking to different figures within the industry and asking them about the latest trends in AI and big data, getting their take on the issues that matter to them and amassing some hints and tips along the way.
    In our first episode, we are joined by Chief Data Officer https://www.linkedin.com/in/robinhayden/ (Robin Hayden). He has worked for over 20 years in the field of data and has a wealth of experience in machine learning, AI, large scale engineering, analytics and product development across various chief data officer roles. He has delivered over 100 machine learning models into production, been responsible for tens of millions in additional revenue and hundreds of millions in spend.
    Our wide-ranging chat covers lots of different areas, including:
    How edge computing could lead to several benefits, such as greener computing.
    What the future might look like as products become connected and smarter.
    The crypto space and its relationship to a more democratic sharing of resources.
    Data ethics and how the bias in some algorithms could be an opportunity for civil society to have a conversation about years of discrimination.
    The opportunity offered by the cloud for engineering teams to focus on activities that differentiate their offering from their competition.
    CI/CD as a provider of early, fast, cheap feedback in the development process.
    Have a listen to the podcast and let us know your views by emailing hello@red-olive.co.uk. If you like what you hear, please subscribe to the podcast on whichever service you get them from.

    • 24 min

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