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Dr Kari Dempsey

Head of Data Science
UK Hydrographic Office (Confirmed)

Kari is the Head of Data Science at the UK Hydrographic Office. She is responsible for leading the technical data science and data engineering work at the organisation, and building these functions to transform the organisation into a world leading Marine Geospatial Information Agency. She is also co-chair of the Marine Domain working group for the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), and is the lead for the GDS geospatial data science accelerator specialist hub. Previously Kari worked at large blue-chip organisations as a principle consultant implementing global business intelligence and data analytics solutions.

  • Collecting data from satellites, overland drones, underwater autonomous vehicles, survey ships to develop geospatial libraries
  • Understanding how the UK Hydrographic Office uses cloud and python to train models
  • Using deep learning to process and identify objects in satellite data
  • Expanding on the partnership with the Data Science Accelerator and other opportunities to build data engineering capability