Fibonacci, the Red Olive data podcast

Red Olive

Data is the most valuable asset that any business holds, yet few know how to extract its full worth. 'Fibonacci, the Red Olive data podcast' aims to empower businesses to make data work for them, looking at the latest trends in AI and big data, along with some great hints and tips. Red Olive is a business consultancy that is passionate about data. It helps companies to look for patterns and analyse behaviour, increasing revenue while lowering ongoing costs - see for more

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In today’s episode of Fibonacci, the Red Olive data podcast, we continue our discussion with Chief Data Officer Robin Hayden. (Check out part one) if you missed it. With over 20 years of experience in the industry, Robin has seen and done it all. In this part, Robin shares: What to consider if you are having a data strategy re-think. The approaches and technologies that are better than ELT (Extract, Load, Transform). Changing your thinking so that you can gain efficiencies and steal a march on your competitors. Thinking about data as something that will make the product experience a lot smarter, rather than simply as something you do in reports. Integrating machine learning models with products. The benefits of focussing a data team on their core competencies. Skills people should think about developing if they want to get ahead in the industry. Let us know what you think by emailing us at, and please subscribe to the podcast to make sure you get to hear every episode.

Aug 23

21 min 42 sec

Welcome to Fibonacci, the Red Olive data podcast. This new, regular podcast is another way for us at (Red Olive) to help empower businesses to extract the value from the data they hold. We will be talking to different figures within the industry and asking them about the latest trends in AI and big data, getting their take on the issues that matter to them and amassing some hints and tips along the way.  In our first episode, we are joined by Chief Data Officer (Robin Hayden). He has worked for over 20 years in the field of data and has a wealth of experience in machine learning, AI, large scale engineering, analytics and product development across various chief data officer roles. He has delivered over 100 machine learning models into production, been responsible for tens of millions in additional revenue and hundreds of millions in spend. Our wide-ranging chat covers lots of different areas, including: How edge computing could lead to several benefits, such as greener computing.  What the future might look like as products become connected and smarter. The crypto space and its relationship to a more democratic sharing of resources. Data ethics and how the bias in some algorithms could be an opportunity for civil society to have a conversation about years of discrimination. The opportunity offered by the cloud for engineering teams to focus on activities that differentiate their offering from their competition. CI/CD as a provider of early, fast, cheap feedback in the development process. Have a listen to the podcast and let us know your views by emailing If you like what you hear, please subscribe to the podcast on whichever service you get them from.

Aug 13

24 min