Giles is a seasoned Data Science Leader, having held positions in both the private and public sector. He is Global Data Science Director at Unilever, the global consumer goods company, where he works to maximise the benefits from AI and advanced analytics across the business. He works around the world on projects as diverse as supply chain, AI ethics, digitising factories, innovation, sustainability and understanding consumer behaviour.
Prior to his current role, Giles worked at the UK government writing data strategy and building data science innovation capability at the Department for Work and Pensions. He also worked for 18 years at dunnhumby, the Tesco owned marketing consultancy: originally as Head of Analytics and more latterly as the Chief Data Scientist. During his time at dunnhumby he worked around the world with major retailers and consumer goods companies. Giles has a passion for collaboration, notably between academia and industry. As such he holds visiting positions in computer science at University College London and mathematics at Oxford University.
Giles will be speaking in a personal capacity drawing on insights garnered from his 30 years of experiences in advanced analytics.