Mr Mark Hayes

Aviva Partnership Manager

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I have worked in IT systems and project management since 1995, firstly for the UK's first online share trading platform when the WWW grew from an academic experiment to worldwide prominence, then for the European Bioinformatics Institute during the completion of the Human Genome Project, and then for the University of Cambridge during the era of grid computing and the birth of the cloud.

I have built sensor networks for air quality monitoring, data management systems for radiotherapy treatment of cancer and studied how to measure data quality.

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I now manage the University's partnership with Aviva which is centred on data science, and as digital sector coordinator for the Strategic Partnerships Office, provide oversight, coordination and advice for the University's key industry partnerships across the digital sector.


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The Cambridge Centre for Data-Driven Discovery (C2D3) brings together researchers and expertise from across the academic departments and industry to drive research into the analysis, understanding and use of data science and AI. C2D3 is an Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge.

  • Supports and connects the growing data science and AI research community 
  • Builds research capacity in data science and AI to tackle complex issues 
  • Drives new research challenges through collaborative research projects 
  • Promotes and provides opportunities for knowledge transfer 
  • Identifies and provides training courses for students, academics, industry and the third sector 
  • Acts as a gateway for external organisations 

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