Bio: John Mason is founder of Responsible Investor Non-Profit Organisation. Responsible Investor is a non-profit focused on achieving positive social impact through business as a force for good. He has over ten years professional experience in the institutional financial markets based mainly in trading and investment management within the city of London. John holds an MA(Hons) in Economics and Finance along with his professional qualifications and is registered with the Financial Conduct Authority. A self-described data science advocate John is active within the data science community, working on his own projects, and was part of the team receiving the Most Innovative award at Scotland’s first Datathon in 2017.
- Explain the audience what is responsible investment (and social impact). How they are related, how they can be related.
- Tell about opportunities for data scientists to participate in the third sector.
- Encourage participation of data professionals with the third sector and charities.
0:37 Introduction and presentation of Responsible Investor Non-Profit Organization.
1:30 What is Responsible Investment?
3:13 What are the differences between responsible and “traditional” investment?
4:59 How responsible investment is related to the data science community?
7:17 How is the data science community participating in pro bono work with the third sector? Examples provided.
12:09 What is the main obstacle for people to get involved in social projects.
17:13 How is the third sector, the Data Science Community, and the Private sector working together.
20:15 Can you tell about your interests and what are your projects about?
23:15 How can the positive social impact be measured?
27:29 Closing words
I've worked in BI, DWH, and Data Mining. MSc in Data Science. Experience in multiple BI and Data Science tools always thinking how to solve information needs and add value to organisations from the data available. Experience with Business Objects, Pentaho, Informatica Power Center, SSAS, SSIS, SSRS, MS SQL Server from 2000 to 2017, and other DBMS, Tableau, Hadoop, Python, R, SQL. Predicting modelling. My interest are in Information Systems, Data Modeling, Predictive and Descriptive Analysis, Machine Learning, Data Visualization, Open Data. Specialties: Data modeling, data warehousing, data mining, performance management, business intelligence.