Senior Business Analyst Alastair Majury on DataRobot Fills the Data Analyst Gap

Alastair Majury, a director of Majury Change Management Ltd is a highly experienced Senior Business Analyst / Data Scientist with a proven track record of success planning, developing, implementing and delivering migrations, organisational change, regulatory, legislative, and process improvements for global financial organisations.

DataRobot Fills the Data Analyst Gap

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are gaining ground within a range of industries. From entertainment, sports, healthcare, finance and real estate to manufacturing, education and e-commerce, automated processes are necessary for companies to stay competitive and gain business insights. However, the supply of data analysts and data scientists are not capable of filling the need for data-driven business insights. Enter DataRobot, start-up specializing in automated data analysis solutions.

Unicorn Status and Early Entry

Tom de Godoy and Jeremy Achin, company founders, entered the field of artificial intelligence at the right time. Achin understands that the artificial intelligence market is set to boom. DataRobot has been under Achin and de Godoy’s direction since 2012, but the surge in industry adoption of AI and machine learning modeling has led to the company’s $431 million in funding. The unicorn is on its way to dominating a market.

Expansion, Acquisition and Growth

DataRobot’s platform offers companies a platform to run their own data analysis models without the need for a data analyst. It’s a plug-and-play approach that enables a business analyst who has received basic DataRobot training to provide data and ask a business question that the data set will answer. In some instances, the AI-powered platform can provide an answer in hours or weeks rather than months or years.

DataRobot’s technology is constantly improving and offering more features. The company has acquired several smaller machine learning firms and leveraged their technologies to fine-tune their own processes. Since data analysis is a process with many steps, each acquisition serves a different step in the process. The result is an end-to-end automated data analysis platform replete with inconsistency and bias modeling.

DataRobot’s platform has generated over a billion data models across a range of industries. As more models are built, the platform gains greater sophistication. This places DataRobot in a position to gain more funding to develop robust software solutions that cater to specific industries or that serve to streamline complex data analytic processes. The more models DataRobot generates, the greater its AI capabilities become, which makes it difficult for late entries into the AI space to gain higher ground.

The need for automated data analysis is filling a skills gap, the question of whether the gap will ever be filled by human data scientists remains to be seen.

Senior Business Data Analyst Alastair Majury

Alastair Majury, a director of Majury Change Management Ltd is a highly experienced Senior Business Analyst / Data Scientist with a proven track record of success planning, developing, implementing and delivering migrations, organisational change, regulatory, legislative, and process improvements for global financial organisations, covering Retail Banking, Investment Banking, Wealth Management, and Life & Pensions.

For several years now, Alastair has worked extensively with a variety of financial institutions in order to offer the utmost comprehensive services. As a data scientist/business analyst, Alastair Majury is expected to find intuitive and sensible solutions to complex problems.

As a data scientist/business analyst, Alastair Majury has worked closely with several high-profile businesses, such as BNP Paribas, National Australia Bank, Standard Life and the Royal Bank of Scotland Group.​A graduate of University of Glasgow, Alastair Majury earned his M.A. in Economics with Business Economics. Since then, Alastair has undergone several training sessions and earned multiple certifications for a variety of skills. More specifically, he has earned certifications in IAQ, risk management, resource management, and a bevy of other areas. ​Alastair Majury thoroughly enjoys his work.

What excites him most about being a data scientist/business analyst is that every problem has a variety of solutions. This allows for a great deal of creativity on his part. Providing ingenious solutions to his customers’ problems provides a great deal of satisfaction to Alastair Majury. Every single day can be a new and challenging problem.​

Although he is a fierce and determined worker, Alastair also manages to find free time to embrace his hobbies and interests. Alastair is a major proponent of philanthropy and charitable endeavors. He constantly finds new and exciting ways to promote charities and philanthropic organizations in his community. He also tries to donate time and funds to said organizations whenever he can. Alastair Majury firmly believes that if we all work together towards a common goal, we can find peace.

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I am a Chartered Member of CISI, which is the UK’s leading securities and investment professional body. Alastair Majury resides locally in Dunblane.

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Alastair Majury

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I am a Chartered Member of CISI, which is the UK’s leading securities and investment professional body. Alastair Majury resides locally in Dunblane.

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