Data Scientist, Google
- What does your job involve?
Google’s mission is to organise the world’s information. My mission would be to analyse it, segment it and do something meaningful with it.
- What drives you?
I want to be an expert in all things. I want experience. Experience for me is what gives me empathy and empathy enables me to understand where you’re coming from and therefore propose a better solution.
- What’s the greatest lesson you’ve learned?
I think the toughest lesson is that you go through life with people trying to tell you how to be. There’s a lot of people giving you a lot of advice and you’re the only person who’s got to judge you from the beginning of your life to the end of your life, so why are you listening to all these people?
- Where do you find your confidence?
My confidence comes first from facing my fears. The second would be from my dad who is a really confident guy and gave me self-belief, which is probably over and above confidence – it’s not arrogance but it’s that true understanding in you. Self-belief rather than confidence.