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: Giles Pavey

Global Director, Data Science, Unilever

Secretary: Trevor Duguid Farrant

Senior Principal Statistician, Mondeléz International

Meetings Secretary: William Browne

Associate Partner – Data Science & Analytics at CF Healthcare Consulting

Dr Janet Bastiman

Chief Data Scientist, Napier AI

Dr Adam Davison

Head of Data Science at Advertising Standards Authority

Dr Anjali Mazumder

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

Dr Louisa Nolan

Head of Public Health Data Science, Public Health Wales

Dr Florian Ostmann

Policy Theme Lead, Alan Turing Institute

Rich Pugh

Chief Data Scientist, Mango Solutions (an Ascent Company)

Piers Stobbs

Chief Data Officer, Cazoo

James Weatherall

Vice President, Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, R&D at AstraZeneca

Dr Danielle Belgrave

Principal Research, Microsoft Research

Let’s build something together.

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