Kieran is the Managing Partner and lead data scientist at Palindrome Data. His focus is the advancement of HIV services in public health, increasing the adoption and trust in established data science approaches. At Palindrome his recent work focused on building predictive models for adverse outcomes in HIV programmes. Prior to founding Palindrome, Kieran has delivered over 50 technology projects in public health services in east and southern Africa, working with local and international stakeholders. In this work, Kieran has found that the human issues around absorbing technology are usually more critical than the technology itself, and usually more interesting too. Kieran has an MSc in Computer Science from the University of Cape Town.
Discussion on the hard questions of balancing opportunity, need, risk, and expected benefit when using potentially sensitive data for public good.