Job Title: Head of Data
Sam is Head of Data at Effini, an Edinburgh based company specialising in working with clients to integrate Data Science & AI into their business process, showing them how it can enable innovation & improvement and helping them see past the jargon and understand the real world benefits & possibilities.
With over 20 years of experience of DevOps, Quality Assurance, Service Design & Delivery and Data Analysis in the context of analytical software, real-time data feeds and high-performance data systems, Sam is passionate about bringing practical, effective data solutions to businesses in a broad range of sectors.
Sam is one third of the Girl Geek Scotland leadership team, a community of women working in tech, delivering workshops & meaningful networking events to support other women, working with business to enable their diversity strategies and mentoring those earlier in their career. She also co-organises the Edinburgh chapter of PyData, a global community for developers and users of open source data tools, including Python and R.