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21–22 May 2018: Training
22–24 May 2018: Tutorials & Conference
London, UK
Naveed Ghaffar

Naveed Ghaffar
Cofounder, Narrative Economics


Naveed Ghaffar is the cofounder of Narrative Economics, a startup that is leading research and development in the emerging field of natural language understanding as it pertains to the spread of popular narratives across the world. A serial entrepreneur and innovator in data management and data science technologies, Naveed has founded three startups in this domain over the past six years and continues to coach and mentor a number of London-based startups. Most recently, Naveed was chief engineer for KPMG McLaren, where he was responsible for overall product management for the company’s suite of data analytics and simulation solutions. Naveed’s background is in data analytics and data governance. He is recognized as a thought leader on privacy by design, design thinking, and the policy and technical effects of the EU GDPR regulations. Naveed holds a degree in law (LLB honors) and an MSc from the University of Birmingham. He is a Certified Scrum Master, design thinking coach, and jobs-to-be-done innovator.


16:3517:15 Wednesday, 23 May 2018
Data science and machine learning
Location: Capital Suite 10/11 Level: Non-technical
Secondary topics:  Text and Language processing and analysis
Naveed Ghaffar (Narrative Economics), Rashed Iqbal (UCLA)
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Narratives are significant vectors of rapid change in culture, economic behavior, and the Zeitgeist of a society. Narrative economics studies the impact of popular human-interest stories on economic fluctuations. Naveed Ghaffar and Rashed Iqbal outline a framework that uses natural language understanding to extract and analyze narratives in human communication. Read more.