Ben Dias joined Royal Mail as their first Head of Data Science in January 2017, where he has spent the majority of his fist year recruiting and setting up an internal Data Science team from scratch. Previously having worked at Tesco and Unilever, he has over 10 years’ industry experience in solving real-world problem in an industry setting. More recently, Ben has focussed on building and leading Data Science teams and applying the Lean Start-Up approach to Data Science within large organizations. He is experienced in setting up and managing industrial research collaborations with academic and business partners. He is also actively engaged with the UK Mathematics community and very enthusiastic about inspiring the next generation of Mathematicians and Data Scientists. Ben holds a PhD in Computer Vision and an MSci in Mathematics and Astronomy, both from UCL.

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