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Ollie Wood.


Consultant - Technology, Data Science & Analytics, Singapore

+65 6372 9441

A brief description of your career history?

After graduating I worked in the HSE, Police, Bike Shops and as a Man with a Van with my brother while applying to join the Army, trying my hand at theatre production and political campaigning. Turns out all I wanted to do is bother people about their jobs. I started in Tech Recruitment in Amersham, in the countryside outside London then got the hell out to Singapore and didn’t look back. It’s coming up to 5 years since and I now I reckon I am an expert in the nuances of many different cultures, technologies and how to match people up. It’s now time to focus  and put that altogether to become the analytics oracle.

What makes you ‘now’ in technology?

I already got my head round the back end all the disruptive technologies sit on that, so it’s easy to follow the fun disruptive technology stuff undermining the established industry methods. Right now, it’s all about the numbers and it turns out everyone wants the maths bods to crunch all the numbers. I was a maths geek and I get tech ecosystems, so now I can get the world of Big Data, Data Science and Analytics and how it all fits together.

What gets you out of bed on a Monday morning?

Learning and the opportunity to laugh (hopefully with others.)

What do you see as the next big game changer within the Digital Media and Technology industry?

Tipping point of the Consumer Internet of Things.

You call yourself a specialist. Why?

Because I don’t like faffing about with lots of different areas. Tech is where it’s at and where we all will be at.

What is your greatest achievement? (This could be either work or personal)

Building a pair of bike wheels for a road bike that were about as perfect as it gets, by my standards.

What is the best thing about your role?

Nerding out about new technologies and chatting.

When you were a child, what did you want to be?

Carpet Salesman.

What is your favourite quote?

“That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.”

If you could invite 5 people to dinner who would they be?

Captain Haddock
Julia Davis
Christopher Hitchens
Stewart Lee
Richard Feynman