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Speakers

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John Tang, UCL

Dr. John Tang

Independent Consultant, Data Science Executive, Former-Chief Data Scientist and Honorary Senior Research Fellow, UCL

Dr. John Tang is a seasoned Data Science Executive with over a decade experience in Financial Services and Academia.  John is a independent consultant advising C-suites on strategic transformation opportunities leveraging data science.  He is former Chief Data Scientist at Barclays UK Information Business and is currently Honorary Senior Research Fellow at University College London (UCL).  At Barclays UK, John's remit was both setting the strategic direction of data science and also industrialising the delivery of advanced analytics solutions across the UK businesses and products.  John's analytics leadership experience stretches across Financial Services (Investment Banking, Wealth Management, Trading and Retail Banking) and also across the full data science lifecycle: strategy, data use & governance, product management, machine learning, data engineering and industrialisation.  Prior to Barclays UK, John held various leadership positions at J.P. Morgan Chase including EMEA head of Data Science and Global Head of Analytics for Global Research.  John is also a keen advocate of AI Innovation, Ethics and Policy having been invited to speak at the European Commission, participate at World Economic Forum workshops and cross-industry AI working groups.  John holds a Ph.D from the University of Cambridge and maintains strong academic ties as Honorary Senior Research Fellow at University College London (UCL), where he is part of the Financial Computing & Analytics research group