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Summary

Experienced project manager and data scientist with a demonstrated history of working in the tech industry in technical and business functions. Comfortable wearing many hats as well as managing up and across. Skilled in Entrepreneurship, Strategy, Marketing, UX, Systems Architecture and Product Management. Strong professional with a Master of Science focused in web science, machine learning, big data, Real-time architecture and distributed computing from University College London (UCL). Extensive experience with chatbots, natural language processing and related technologies

Work History

Feb 2017May 2017

Programme Manager

Public.io

Public is a venture capital and public sector advisory firm that helps startups transform the public sector. Adviser to the founders, Daniel Korski, ex-deputy head of the No.10 policy unit and venture investor, Alexander de Carvalho. Led the a digital transformation project with different British government units including Crown Commercial Services and Government Digital Services to create a new central procurement platform for the central and local government.

May 2016January 2017

Head of Data Science Innovation & Research

Department for Work and Pensions, Digital

Led the data science R&D team at DWP Digital as part of the digital transformation efforts of the central government. Challenged the status quo and developed new digital products and customer journeys. My team's mission was to make better use of DWPs data. Initiated different programs that led to useable prototypes for conversational agents for service automation (chatbots), a DWP pension Alexa Skill (voice-interface), an A.I. supported knowledge management systems with a bot interface and insider  fraud detection application. Technologies used included Apache spark, various bot frameworks, elastic search, docker, node, python and tensorflow.

Nov 2015Apr 2016

CTO | co-founder

Faction Ltd

Led the development of the product and core technology behinds Faction's paid social advertising solution. Managed the development and integration of the machine learning and data pipeline using Apache Spark. Funded by Entrepreneur First, Europe’s leading start-up accelerator. 

Jun 2015Sep 2015

Data Science Researcher

Media Gamma Ltd

Development new algorithm for lookalike audience targeting on Apache Spark in my dissertation: "Response prediction in behavioural targeted display advertising with latent semantic user segmentation". 

Feb 2014May 2015

Product Commercialisation Lead

Google UK

Led the commercialisation strategy and sales programmes for Google's emerging ad products in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. This also included working with and selling to Google's top tier European clients as well as partnering with product, engineering and sales teams to identify trends, seize opportunities and continuously deliver product updates. Created roll-out plans, delivered trainings, specified new requirements and developed prototypes including leading-edge data applications to drive business growth. 

Feb 2014Sep 2014

Programme Manager, Google Startup Campus

Google UK

Google 20% Project Work – Managed the Google Campus Mentoring program as well as redesigned the internal and external processes for recruiting Mentee and Mentor.

May 2010Jan 2014

Analytical Lead, Multi-Industry & Multi-Market

Google UK, Google Ireland

Analytically evaluated volumes, growth rates and return-on-investment characteristics of international strategies under detailed consideration of competitive dynamics, shifts in user behaviours, economic indicators and statistical forecasting models. 

Feb 2006Mar 2010

Management Trainee

Telefonica o2

Went through various departments and roles including product management, sales, marketing, customer operations and strategy.

Education

20172017

Value Creation in Private Equity & Venture Capital

WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management

Executive education course about how to operate private equity and venture capital companies.

20142015

Master of Science (MSc) Web Science & Big Data Analytics

University College London (UCL)

Computer science program covering mathematics, statistics, machine intelligence, information retrieval, data mining, cloud computing, security as well as graph and social network analysis.

20052010

Bachelor of Science (BSc) Business Information Systems

Munich University of Applied Sciences

Computer science program covering various business modules, database modelling, software engineering, managing software projects and enterprise information systems.

Certifications and Awards

20102015

7x Google Innovation and Impact Awards

May 2012Present

Google Digital Media Professional

Interests

Music Production, DJing, Synthesizer, Programming, Traveling, Football, Fitness, Video and Board Games, Socialising

Languages

German - Native language   |   English - Full professional proficiency