Royal Mail uses data science to deliver digital transformation

Realising opportunities from data is all about thinking like a small business, according to Thomas Lee-Warren who set up the Technology Data Group at Royal Mail.  The group comprises data scientists, developers, software engineers and visualisation experts, and aims to take business problems, model them in code and analyse them for possible solutions. Further reading The key to success is to do this quickly and to be able to explain the results to line-of-business departments which do not understand the intricacies of Scala and Spark. “I’m interested in bringing the best of small company culture to large corporations and vice versa,” Lee-Warren said. “The ability to understand and solve problems quickly is very important. The guys and girls can take a problem, cut code, make models, knock up some visualisations…


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