Hayley is the Business Intelligence Manager at Virgin Atlantic Airlines.
Hayley’s path into business intelligence is an unconventional one. She originally studied theology in Las Vegas and initially wanted to be a pastor in the US.
Her first job out of university was in a bank. She worked in Finance for a while before getting recruited by a stockbroker and moved into investment management for a decade. During this time she first encountered big data began working closely with datasets and business intelligence.
3-years ago she decided she wanted a change and moved to London. She stayed in data and has worked in everything from fashion to Starbucks and she’s now at Virgin Atlantic.
01.51 Hayley’s background and career
03.52 There’s no linear path into data.
05.54 Technical tools are great enablers for a business
06.44 Experience is under-represented in the hiring process
09.20 Trying to plan your career journey
10.20 Hayley’s current projects
13.28 Getting your data fundamentals right
15.25 The evolution of data
16.53 Getting to know people
18.54 Building a culture that’s ready for a data team
21.27 The culture at Virgin Atlantic
22.56 Soft skills
24.52 Richard Branson the excentric millionaire
26.30 Careers at Virgin Atlantic