Toby Playfair

London, UK

I still like to think of myself as a scientist, despite having not set foot in a lab in 5 years. I have an academic background in Chemistry and Drug Discovery, however my professional path has led me to a career that falls somewhere between management consulting and data science. I currently work as a Senior Consultant within the AI & Data team at Deloitte. I have professional experience working in the Public Sector, Healthcare, Financial Services and Defence industries. I am interested in all things to do with data science and am particularly passionate about cutting edge advancements in life sciences and healtchare.

I originally started this page with the intention of it just being my virtual CV, to complement my LinkedIn profile, however I aim to use it as a space to document some of my side projects in coding/data science, guitar and photography.

Professional Experience

Senior Consultant, AI & Data

Deloitte, London, UK

October 2022 - Present

Principal Consultant, Data & Intelligence

NTT DATA, London, UK

March 2022 - October 2022

Management Consultant: Data Science

Capgemini Invent, London, UK

October 2020 - February 2022

Project Analyst

Capgemini, London, UK

September 2018 - October 2020


University College London

Organic Chemistry: Drug Discovery
MRes; Distinction

During this twelve-month research master's I worked to develop synthetic routes towards carbon-13 labelled small molecules for use in medical imaging.

September 2016 - September 2017

University of Bristol

MSci 2:1

In my fourth year, my master's project focussed on the synthesis and testing of a novel highly-selective carbohydrate-sensing molecule.

October 2011 - July 2016


Skills and Tools
Data science and development:
  • Building end-to-end data pipelines
  • Data collection and web scraping (Python)
  • Data engineering, cleansing and ETL (Python / SQL / AWS)
  • Data visualization and building interactive dashboards (Plotly Dash, Streamlit, Power BI)
  • Continuous integration and deployment (GitHub, AWS, Heroku)
  • Data analysis and modelling
  • Machine learning
Business analysis and consulting:
  • Business process improvement
  • Consultancy
  • Data strategy and governance
  • DevOps
  • Innovation
  • Project management (Agile / Scrum)
  • Requirements definition and management
  • Solution architecture
  • Stakeholder and supplier management
  • Testing
  • User research


I'm an electric guitarist and love playing all sorts of rock and metal music. See my instagram page for my guitar videos and to get in touch for anything music-related (collabs, etc.) You can also visit my guitar website at

I usually have a few coding / data science projects on the go at any one time. These are typically developed using a combination of Python and SQL and sit on AWS infrastructure. I enjoy building and automating end-to-end data pipelines and developing front-end applications using Plotly Dash and Streamlit. See my 'Selected Projects' section, below, for more info.

Selected projects

  • House Prices dashboard
  • NHS England provider dashboard
  • Fantasy Football team picker
  • Investment strategy backtester
  • Cryptocurrency dashboard
  • Chess engine

Contact me

If you would like to get in touch, please send me a message on LinkedIn