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 Principal Consultant within the Data & Intelligence team at NTT DATA UK. I have professional experience working in the Public Sector, Healthcare, Financial Services and Defence industries. I am interested in all things 'tech' 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

Principal Consultant, Data & Intelligence

NTT DATA, London, UK

March 2022 - Present

Management Consultant: Data Science

Capgemini Invent, London, UK

October 2020 - February 2022

Project Analyst

Capgemini, London, UK

September 2018 - October 2020

Education

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

Chemistry
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

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

Interests

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

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 - the app might take a while to load (up to 30 seconds) if the Heroku dyno is asleep!
  • 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