The Data Science & AI Section of the Royal Statistical Society is the membership group representing data & AI scientists in the UK. It was established in 2017 to ensure the long-term success of data science as a profession.

Our organising committee includes Data Science and AI leaders from organisations like Unilever, the Alan Turing Institute, AstraZeneca, the Office for National Statistics, Microsoft and The Economist. We have over 3000 members.

We aim to:

  • Support the career development of data scientists and AI specialists
  • Foster good practice for professional data scientists
  • Provide the voice of the practitioner to policy-makers

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Our committee

Chair: Dr Martin Goodson

CEO & Chief Scientist, Evolution AI

Vice Chair: Dr Jim Weatherall

VP, Data Science & AI, AstraZeneca

Secretary: Trevor Duguid Farrant

Senior Principal Statistician, Mondeléz International

Meetings Secretary: Rich Pugh

Chief Data Scientist, Mango Solutions (an Ascent Company)

Dr Janet Bastiman

Head of Analytics, Napier AI. AI Venture Partner

Dr Adam Davison

Head of Insight & Data Science, The Economist

Dr Anjali Mazumder

AI and Justice & Human Rights Theme Lead, Alan Turing Institute

Giles Pavey

Global Director – Data Science, Unilever

Piers Stobbs

Chief Data Officer, Cazoo

Magda Woods

Data Director, New Statesman Media Group

Dr Danielle Belgrave

Principal Research, Microsoft Research

Dr Florian Ostmann

Policy Theme Lead, Alan Turing Institute

Dr Louisa Nolan

Chief Data Scientist, Deputy Director Data Science Campus, Office for National Statistics

Let’s build something together.

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