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Make Data Work
31 May–1 June 2016: Training
1 June–3 June 2016: Conference
London, UK
Duncan Ross

Duncan Ross
Chief Data Officer, Times Higher Education


Duncan Ross is chief data officer at Times Higher Education. Duncan has been a data miner since the mid-1990s. Previously at Teradata, Duncan created analytical solutions across a number of industries, including warranty and root cause analysis in manufacturing and social network analysis in telecommunications. In his spare time, Duncan has been a city councilor, chair of a national charity, founder of an award-winning farmers market, and one of the founding directors of the Institute of Data Miners. More recently, he cofounded DataKind UK and regularly speaks on data science and social good.


14:05–14:45 Thursday, 2/06/2016
Law, ethics, governance
Location: Capital Suite 17 Level: Non-technical
Duncan Ross (Times Higher Education), Francine Bennett (Mastodon C)
Average rating: ****.
(4.47, 17 ratings)
Being good is hard. Being evil is fun and gets you paid more. Once more Duncan Ross and Francine Bennett explore how to do high-impact evil with data and analysis. Make the maximum (negative) impact on your friends, your business, and the world—or use this talk to avoid ethical dilemmas, develop ways to deal responsibly with data, or even do good. But that would be perverse. Read more.
17:25–18:05 Thursday, 2/06/2016
Data-driven business
Location: Capital Suite 4 Level: Non-technical
Tags: education
Duncan Ross (Times Higher Education), Francine Bennett (Mastodon C)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 4 ratings)
In 2014, Times Higher Education made the decision to move from being a traditional publisher to being a data business. As part of the move, it needed to bring the creation of the World University Rankings in-house and build a set of data products from scratch. Duncan Ross and Francine Bennett explain how the transition was made and highlight the challenges and lessons learned. Read more.