Senior Business Data Analyst Alastair Majury on Data Science is Helping California Wildfires
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
Wildfires devastate lives and thousands of acres of land each year; saving lives from the wildfires is the focus of every rescue team’s mission, and volunteers spend countless hours attempting to share vital information and connect affected individuals with life-saving resources.
In such a time-sensitive tragedy, it’s vital that people are able to get updates and assistance in real-time. Data science is making that possible.
California Wildfire Crisis
The devastating effects of wildfires in California leave millions without electricity or access to vital resources. The fires themselves are a result of climate change, which is drying out plants and creating kindling that turns into wildfires with a single spark.
Federal aid is not able to respond as quickly as needed, which means its up to technology and data scientists to find ways to alert the public and help victims when a fire breaks out.
The Future of Data in Wildfire Relief
In 2019, David Wild, a data science researcher and educator, helped found the Crisis Technologies Innovation Lab at Indiana University. Wild is an associate professor of computer science at the university, and he is also a certified EMT with specialized training in emergency management.
Drawing upon his background in data science and emergency medicine, Wild is one of the leading innovators of data-driven response solutions. His work will help organizations use the power of historical data and artificial intelligence to create faster, more effective solutions in the wake of catastrophic emergencies.
Wild identified rebuilding communities, directing victims to shelters and providing updates about traffic incidents and power outages as potential benefits of data in crisis response.
By providing responders with more accurate, precise information, they can devise more personalized action plans that can save more lives. Moderators of national disasters can also be taken into account; AIs will be able to predict potential hazards based on a geographical region’s changes in air quality, shifts in climate and past contributing circumstances.
With data science compiling important facts and figures into sensible solutions, experts will have a greater chance of designing and implementing more effective preventative measures. With greater education comes greater awareness, and the effects of climate change will soon begin to emerge in clearer detail as data scientists use their knowledge to create technology committed to preserving the planet and saving lives.
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.