0204 - Christina Phillips - BAEF Educator Interview

I am delighted to be joined by Christina Phillips, the founder and force behind the Business Analytics Educators Forum.

Christina is a senior lecturer in business analytics at Liverpool John Moores University and has worked in applied scienced research for industry.

·       To start, can you tell us a little about your own background and your perspective on data analytics?

o   How is analytics being used in industry?

o   Is data analytics an intrinsic part of academic research?

·       What was the motivation behind starting the Business Analytics Educators Forum, the BAEF?

·       Does it tie into your own research interests?

o   Are there connections between problem-structuring methods and systems methods like soft systems, design thinking, others?

o   Can you talk about the idea of ‘human-centric analytics’?

o   I’ve heard you say, “there’s nothing better than wallowing in data”. 

·       Can you share the kinds of must-have tech in your toolbox? Your ‘go to’ tools for analysing data? 

·       To close out the interview... Do you have a favorite science or data podcast or video channel, or geeky secret? 

Well, we’ll wrap up there.

Thank you for sharing your ideas with us today.

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