Imperial College London

Focus on …. Data & Analytics Week


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Interested in a career in Data & Analytics but want to find out more? Come along to one of our talks/events during the Focus on Data & Analytics Week.

11-15 February 2019

There has never been a more exciting time to start a career in data & analytics. Work in this area is open to scientists and engineers across all disciplines, who have a passion for technology and the curiosity and desire to learn more. Data scientists turn data into information using algorithms and machine learning, helping industry and business to gather and analyse ever larger and more complex data sets. There is, of course, a huge demand for skilled data scientists across a huge range of sectors. 


This week of events, organised by Jane Pooler, of Imperial College London’s Careers Service offers a unique chance to find out about the many and varied opportunities in this space, helping you decide if this is the career for you, get advice from industry experts and find out what opportunities there are out there for you! Your career journey in data science starts here!   

Talks during the week to include:

Tuesday 12 February 2019 

13:00 - 13:50

Working as a data scientist in the oil and gas sector at Schlumberger

Georgia Kouyialis, Data Scientist will talk about her work using data and analytics to optimise Schlumberger’s work providing reservoir characterisation, drilling, production and processing technologies to clients in the oil and gas industry. 

Wednesday 13 February 2019

13:00 - 13:50

Data Science and Analytics in Government at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Come to this talk to hear about the types of projects undertaken by government data scientists, as well as the challenges and opportunities of working as a civil service analyst.

Thursday 14 February 2019 

13:00 - 13:50

A career in data science at Splunk

James Hodge (Area Vice President, Field Technology) will tell you about the work data scientists do at Splunk, making machine data accessible, usable and valuable, giving clients answers to tough IT, security and business challenges and deploying an on-premises, in the cloud or hybrid approach.

There will also be an early evening event, the Data & Analytics Forum, on Tuesday 12 February.  Companies, as varied as Quantum Black, Kraft Heinz, Bertelsmann, PwD, Ocado and Blenheim Chalcot, will speak on a panel about their work in data science, followed by the opportunity to network over refreshments.

On Wednesday 13 February, Dr Pedro Baiz of WisConT offers ‘Professional in Residence’ individual appointments to any students seeking advice on data science or entrepreneurship.

The week then culminates in the first ever Data & Analytics Careers Fair (11:00 – 14:00 in the Great Hall).  Come along and talk to the 30 employers who’ll be there – they are all actively seeking data scientists and analysts from Imperial. 

There is no need to book to attend the Fair, but for all other events, you need to book in advance via the link from each event above, or on

If you have any further questions, email


Leanna Bovell

Leanna Bovell
Careers Service

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