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IDSAI Seminar: 'Developing a resilient Data Science profession: observations from the UK’s national skills landscape' with Matthew Forshaw, Senior Advisor for Skills at the Turing

Abstract: In this talk, Dr Forshaw will explore the recent developments in the national data skills landscape, and advances in professionalisation of the data science occupation through certification and accreditation. This talk will draw upon labour market analysis studies in collaboration with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, and outline emerging policy directions. This interactive session will explore the roles of industry and academia in delivering the data skills training required to equip the current and future workforce with skills required to confidently address current and future data challenges.

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Dr Matthew Forshaw is Senior Advisor for Skills to The Alan Turing Institute, and a Reader in Data Science at Newcastle University. His work in data and AI skills includes working with the Government on the skills pillar of the National Data Strategy, leadership of skills policy initiatives through the Data Skills Taskforce, and as Expert Advisor to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). His work on professionalisation of the data science occupation with the Alliance of Data Science Professionals is having a major impact on public and professional policy and practice, setting professional values and ethical standards for the use of data science and AI for the UK’s accreditation and certification processes across several major professional bodies. He is passionate about democratising access to, and widening participation into, data and AI skills training at all levels.

Delivery and Registration:

To be delivered hybrid. To manage the registrations, we ask participants to complete a simple form, which closes on the morning of the seminar, but please do not let that put you off. If you do miss the registration cut-off, then please email IDSAI.


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