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Calvin Dudek

Innovator | Technologist | Digital Executive | Data Scientist

Summary

Experienced Data Scientist and Digital Executive with a demonstrated history of working in the consulting and the digital industry. Skilled in Digital Strategy, Sales, Marketing, Product Development, Engineering and Data Science. Strong professional with a Master of Science focused in Web Science & Big Data Analytics from UCL.

Work History

April 2016present

Director (founder)

impactventures.io LTD.

Parent company for my contract and startup activities.

May 2016January 2016

Head of Data Science Innovation

Department for Work and Pensions, Digital

Led the data science research and innovation team as part of the digital transformation efforts at DWP. I challenged the status quo by implementing new digital customer journeys as well as new intelligent services by employing machine intelligence. My programs included but were not limited to conversational agents (bots) and voice-interfaces, 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 machine learning, natural language processing, topic models and SNA. Funded by Entrepreneur First, Europe’s leading start-up accelerator. 

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

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 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