Specsavers takes on third-party data science capabilities to augment in-house team

£250,000 salary for data scientists is far too high, says Specsavers’ Nick Hough-Robbins Global retailer Specsavers has outsourced some of its data science capabilities to a third party in India, according to the firm’s global data programme director Nick Hough-Robbins, as the costs of hiring specialists in the UK have become so high. Hough-Robbins, speaking at Computing’s Big Data & Analytics Summit 2016 yesterday, explained that the company does have its own specialist data science team Related articles “The data science team have a really good core understanding of [Specsavers’] core IT systems, down to the atomic level, so they understand the data and how it is structured and how it is put together in the systems – they understand the evolution,” he said. “I’ve got four people in the…


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