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We place people at the center of our business values.
Founded in London in 2014, dataLearning is an Advanced Analytics consulting firm, based both in the UK and France. By intertwining innovation, human ingenuity, and data intelligence, we partner with businesses to ensure their full potential in the digital era.
The ethical, technological, legal, and socio-economic aspects of Artificial Intelligence in business are of the utmost importance for dataLearning. We hold strong social corporate values which we place at the center of our actions, and missions, with our clients.
To give but one example, Artificial Intelligence algorithms are trained using historical datasets. These are likely to be partially, or inherently biased. For this reason, we continuously adjust our algorithms to ensure they accurately represent reality.
We also audit the decisions of our autonomous systems to ensure we have ethical outputs which are in line with our social corporate values.
Our Management Team
Christophe Le Lannou
I studied Mathematics at the Ecole Polytechnique, and then Engineering at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines, both in Paris. I spent the first 17 years of my working career in the finance sector. In particular, for 5 of these years, I was head of quantitative research and trading at Carrousel Capital, a large London based hedge-fund. I also spent over a year as a mentor at the Cambridge Judge Business School, where I provided advice and support to young business ventures. At present, I am also an external lecturer at the Toulouse Business School on quantitative finance and data visualisation. I have also just recently co-written the course on Machine Learning for the CFA Level II. Founding dataLearning, and being the CEO since its creation in 2014, has been an exciting and enriching experience.
I carry out my passion for science as a professional mathematician. As a Professor at Université Côte d’Azur, I am affiliated with CNRS and Inria, leading institutes in mathematics, computer science, and AI. For more than 20 years, I have been involved in industrial projects, with partners such as the French Space Agency, EADS, Thalès, and more recently startups of the French Riviera ecosystem. My expertise is more particularly centered on optimisation and control, with a definite taste for geometric insights and computations.
I have been with dataLearning since its foundation as a mathematical expert. I create models and algorithms to efficiently solve large scale problems. My strong academic background means I am able to constantly be in touch with the newest research in machine learning.
With a University degree in Philosophy and Law, I became a Barrister in London. I then had a career as a lawyer, and internal auditor, in a broad range of industries, from petroleum, to railways, to water and waste water and environmental services. I worked in the UK, the USA, France, and other European countries for Exxon, Veolia Environnement and Central Railway pro-actively advising on all aspects of the businesses. I have a lot of experience in raising capital both in the UK and France for startups and major companies. I have worked closely with Christophe since 2013 and was with him at the inception of dataLearning. A commitment to lawful and ethical behaviour, including respect for privacy in all its manifestations, has been integral to the company since the outset. I am the President and co-founder of the Franco-British Lawyers Society.”
People are our greatest asset
The strong sense of community drives us to share, to go further, and to improve, by building off one another.
Our working environment nourishes collaboration, empathy, mentoring, and continuous learning.
A community of data experts
The Franco-British Data Society, founded in 2018, is a networking platform which gathers numerous backgrounds, from data experts, to lawyers, academics, start-ups, banking institutions, and government entities, to discuss all aspects of data. The FBDS’s actions and events promote cooperation on, and understanding of, data issues between France and the United Kingdom.
A community of partners
Our network of external partners, composed of leaders specialised in specific algorithms, specific technologies or experts driving change- processes in organisations, is continually pushing us to think further, in fresh and innovative ways.
Our latest blog posts
The current health crisis linked to the coronavirus epidemic has profoundly changed habits and working methods as a whole, forcing companies, all size and sectors combined, to adapt and reinvent themselves, especially with the exponential number of people working from home.
Main use cases, risk management based on artificial intelligence, maturity level of technologies and implementation methodologies