Dr. Shahzia Holtom is currently managing the data science discipline at Pivotal Labs which is a Silicon Valley based company.
Her experience lies in building smart applications with the use of machine learning and AI algorithms. Shahzia has previously worked as one of the first data scientist in the UK Government where she championed the use of data science for evidence based policy making.
Shahzia holds a PhD in Statistics from the University of Oxford and has also trained as a Software Engineer.
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Featuring Shahzia Holtom
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