Samantha Lam

Independent Analytics Consultant

Stockholm, Sweden

What would you like to talk about? Collaboration in data science, why diversity in data science in important, how to pick the right data tools for your needs, different data organisational setups in industry, how to help stakeholders understand why they want data solutions.

Bio: My greatest interest is using data to understand why things are the way they are. I began with a theoretical background in mathematics and AI, then mid-way through a PhD in information retrieval, I realised my future was not in academia and started working as a data scientist in industry. In this time I have worked a lot in applying ML algorithms to business problems, A/B testing, BI/dashboard visualisation and reporting & automation. Most recently, I’ve learnt a lot around data professionals recruitment (diversity is close to my heart!), leadership (management) and understanding the data tooling ecosystem as scalable solutions.

Samantha has previously spoken at a WiDS AI & ML Sweden event,