Hood Group welcomes data scientist to its team

Hood Group welcomes data scientist to its team

Data and technology driven insurance specialist, Hood Group, today announces that Moyo Akala has joined the team as data scientist.

In this new role at Hood Group, Moyo will play a key part in supporting Hood Group’s vision of transforming insurance through innovation. His primary focus will include working on new ways of personalising quote journeys, adapting content and user experience to the individual customer needs and setting by using demographic and contextual data.

He will also work closely with Hood Group’s brand partners using their proprietary data to help identify the right customer that can add value across the brand’s entire proposition, not just insurance. He will also be working with Hood Group’s insurer partners to better define risks and products.

Moyo has a Masters in Data Science from Coventry University and BSc in Mathematics. His most recent role was at Access Bank in Lagos, Nigeria where he held the role of Customer Data Analyst.

Hood Group Paul Firkins, Business Development Director, comments: “Our industry has a vast amount of untapped data that we can use to better determine risks and improve both our processes and cost efficiencies to improve the customer experience. Artificial intelligence and machine learning will give us the infrastructure to do this by personalising the products, pricing and overall experience. The team here at Hood Group are committed to innovating insurance through data and so we are incredibly excited to have Moyo on board to help us take our data analysis capabilities to a whole new level.”

The creation of this brand new role follows on from the funding secured from the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK through a Knowledge Transfer Partnership with the Institute for Analytics and Data Science, based at the University of Essex. The Institute brings together academic experts in analytics and data science from across the University to offer cutting-edge research, specialist courses and vital insights for business.