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Calvin Dudek

Innovator | Technologist | Digital Executive | Data Scientist

Summary

I'm an experienced strategic thinker, hands-on data scientist and digital executive. I've held senior commercial, operations and technical roles across the private and public sector, with good international experience. My focus is in developing innovative new services and business models. I have 7 years experience in product development and commercialisation. Furthermore I have extensive experience software development in python and SQL but also in Scala, Java and Javascript. 

Work History

May 2016present

Head of Data Science Innovation

Department for Work and Pensions, Digital

Leading the data science research and innovation team in the digital transformation team at DWP. I'm challenging the status quo by implementing new digital internal and external customer journeys as well as new intelligent services by employing machine intelligence. My current programs include but are not limited to conversational agents (bots), A.I. supported knowledge management systems, predictive modelling and recommendations in customer support as well as user behaviour analytics and fraud detection.  

Nov 2015Apr 2016

Lead Data Scientist (co-founder)

Faction Ltd

Led the development of the core technology behinds Faction's paid social advertising solution. Managed the development and integration of the machine learning and data pipeline using Apache Spark (incl. both Scala + Python). Developed novel algorithm using natural language processing, topic models and graphs.

Jun 2015Sep 2015

Data Science Researcher

Media Gamma Ltd

Development of a new machine learning algorithm for lookalike audience targeting in my dissertation titled: "Response prediction in behavioural targeted display advertising with latent semantic user segmentation".

Feb 2014May 2015

Product Commercialisation Lead, EMEA

Google UK

Data applications lead in the Customer Solutions & Innovations team for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Created product commercialisation strategies for various ad products. Partnered with product, engineering and sales teams to identify trends, solve problems and seize opportunities. Requirements specification, prototyping, testing and scaling of leading-edge data applications to drive business growth.

Feb 2014Sep 2014

Project Manager, Google Campus

Google UK

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

Jan 2013Jan 2014

Analytical Lead, UK

Google UK

Advised on digital marketing and digital strategy to S&P/FTSE 100 firms in the travel and finance industry. 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.

May 2010Dec 2012

Senior Industry Analyst, DACH

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

Traineeship in Product Management, Marketing, Customer Service Operations and Sales.

Education

20142015

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

University College London (UCL)

2:1 – Computer science program covering machine learning, information retrieval, data mining, distributed computing, security as well as graph and network analysis.

20052010

Bachelor of Science (BSc) Business Information Systems

Munich University of Applied Sciences

2:1 – Computer science program covering various business modules, database modelling, software engineering, managing software projects and enterprise information systems.

Certifications and Awards

7x Innovation and Impact Awards

Google
May 2012Present

Google Online Media Professional

Jun 2010Present

Google AdWords Certified Professional

Interests

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

Languages

German - Native language   |   English - Full professional proficiency