The joy and pain of building multilingual recommendation system at the BBC News.

Magda left academia as a systems engineer and computer scientist. She spent her first years of a career in Dublin building data infrastructure in a Telco company. Then moved to gaming industry to join Silicon Valley’s Zynga. In the UK for last few years helping publishers and broadcasters build their data science capabilities. Started in Channel 4, then Telegraph and currently the BBC News focusing on ML driven newsroom transformation. Keen speaker and promoter of ethical and accessible ML in the industry. Member of a Data Science RSS committee.

Jeremy is an engineering manager with a background in data and systems architecture. Before the BBC he worked for a start-up called Simulacra that built graph-based metadata systems for public sector clients, a technology that he has advocated within the BBC since joining. He’s worked across the BBC portfolio over the past ten years on data-led projects, and currently supports Magda in bringing data science solutions and ML in to the BBC Newsroom.