Duncan Ross has been a data miner since the mid-1990s, and doesn’t regret it. As director of data and analytics at THE, he oversees a team that generates university rankings and related data products. Prior to this, he led Teradata’s data science team in Europe and Asia, where he was responsible for developing analytical solutions across a number of industries, including warranty and root-cause analysis in manufacturing and social network analysis in telecommunications. He has written plays, launched an award winning Farmers Market, and been a City Councillor. More recently he launched DataKind UK, a not-for-profit that aims to bring data science to the third sector.