Making Data charitable: Lessons learned applying data to the charity sector - Oliver Davey by Venturi's Voice: Technology | Career | Leadership published on 2017-10-30T12:12:48Z In this episode Andy Davis talks to Oliver Davey, Head of Data & Operations at Maggie’s Centres. Oliver’s experiences have taken him all over the charitable sector having worked for institutions such as the The National Gallery and Courtauld Institute of Art. Underpinning all this has been a passion for data and applying well-constructed data sets to real business issues. They talk about the role Data is playing in charitable organisation, the unique issues that arise when employing B.I to a charity and the importance of external networking. Show Notes: 1.06 What content are you engaging with at the moment? 2.56 Are you an advocate of external networking? 4.44 How we get information and how can we trust it? 6.50 Involvement in charity organisations. 8.30 What comes first for you the project and the task at hand or the vision of the project and the end goal? 9.09 Data as a key asset in an organisation. 10.36 What are the general characteristic essential for being competent in a Data role. 13.59 What have your management styles and adjustments been over the years? 16.24 Do you sometimes miss the practical aspects of your role? 17.02 How do you communicate your ongoing vision to your team and what motivates you? 19.45 Motivating staff. 21.51 Is charity a difficult industry to apply new technologies to. 23.00 The discipline involved when working for a charity. 25.32 What are you excited about in the data space at the moment?