Antony stumbled into his love of predictive modelling at the tender age of 10. He started his professional career in biostatistics and then made the switch to corporate Australia to work as Head of Analytics in banking before joining Seek; where today he is the Director of Global Matching and Analytics. He is also very involved in giving back to the data science community by being an advisor at ADMA, Melbourne University, PASCAL and IAPA.
We speak about:
how analytical thinking adds value both in research and in corporate
why you should read an intro to epidemiology textbook
how analytics can take you to any field
why this is the most exciting time to be in analytics
his transition from research to corporate
surprises and rewards of moving into corporate
how to use the constraints you have for your benefit and how to love what you do
the rewards of moving to corporate
what proper use of data looks like
how you can help organisations find the value in their data
how to present and explain the need for experiments in business
the importance of educating your organisation on data science
how to focus on value in your organisation
how to take people on a humble, thought-provoking and non-intimidating journey into the use of data science
how to understand the “grey” in business and appreciate people’s journeys
why you should get close to the sales people in your organisation
thoughts on the very high demand of data scientists
data science for social good and why analytics professionals are like Batman
how to stand out in data science interviews and much, much more!
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Antony is based in Melbourne, Australia
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