Chiin is a Data Science Leader, Entrepreneur, Technologist & Strategist, with a 10+ year career specialising in driving multi-million £GBP compound value for major UK and International organisations. She was recently announced as the winner of UK Entrepreneur at the 2018 Data Leaders Awards, recognised for her success pioneering and delivering high-impact data-driven innovation in both industry and the Open Source community.
Currently founding a venture-backed tech start-up called Rho Zeta AI, Chiin was previously the Head of Data Science at the UK Foreign Office, the first Data Science professional to be hired in the history of this government department. Prior to this she held multiple lead decision-maker & practitioner roles, primarily in e-commerce & digital industries, such as founding a new global business function at the Financial Times, the Data Intelligence team. Chiin has now a track record of successfully leveraging AI, Machine Learning, Big Data, Computational Economics, Strategic Insight & Analytics, Mathematical Modeling, Data Engineering, and Visualisation to deliver data-driven organisation-wide capabilities, and achieve transformational business impact.
Originally an Economics graduate from Cambridge University who finally broke through access barriers to coding skills & occupations in her late twenties, Chiin is a passionate Technical Evangelist, founding & co-founding non-profit initiatives both UK & globally that successfully democratise computational & quantitative skills and career mentoring to underrepresented groups, particularly gender minorities, and has been joint recipient of an R Consortium-Linux Foundation grant.