Episode 52

Data Science at the BBC (with Gabriel Straub)

February 11th, 2019
data analysis

Hugo speaks with Gabriel Straub, the Head of Data Science and Architecture at the BBC, to discuss data science and machine learning at the BBC and much more!

About Gabriel Straub

Gabriel is the Head of Data Science and Architecture at the BBC where his role is to help make the organization more data informed and to make it easier for product teams to build data and machine learning powered products. He is a Honorary Senior Research Associate at UCL where his research interests focus on the application of data science on the retail and media industries. He also advises start-ups and VCs on data and machine learning strategies.

He was previously the Data Director at notonthehighstreet.com and Head of Data Science at Tesco. His teams have worked on a diverse range of problems from search engines, recommendation engines, pricing optimization, to vehicle routing problems and store space optimization. 

Gabriel has a MA (mathematics) from Cambridge and a MBA from London Business School.