Experts recognized for data science work and platform development

Ben Wodecki, Jr. Editor

June 19, 2023

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Ofcom’s chief data officer and’s vice president of data science won AIconics awards at this year’s AI Summit London.

Richard Davis, chief data officer at Ofcom, took home the AI Implementor of the Year Award.

This award recognizes outstanding achievements of individuals and organizations who have been instrumental in breakthrough innovation and cutting-edge application of AI in business.

Davis picked up the gong for his work in enabling data and analytics capabilities across the U.K. media regulator.

Davis has given expert advice in international forums on the development of data science products for businesses and establishing analytics and data science functions in large multinational companies

Valerii Babushkin, vice president for data science at, took home the Solution Provider of the Year award, which recognizes individuals who have demonstrated passion, skills, and world-class expertise in developing an AI technology or solution.

Babushkin leads a team that created Blockchain's A/B testing platform. With this platform, businesses can set up and run experiments without the need for specialized technical expertise.

Davis and Babushkin join previous winners from the likes of EasyJet, Swiss Re, IBM and Truist Financial, among others.

Corey O’Meara, quantum computing lead at energy firm E.ON, won the Quantum Computing Innovator of the Year award at the Quantum Computing Summit, co-located at the AI Summit London.

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About the Author(s)

Ben Wodecki

Jr. Editor

Ben Wodecki is the Jr. Editor of AI Business, covering a wide range of AI content. Ben joined the team in March 2021 as assistant editor and was promoted to Jr. Editor. He has written for The New Statesman, Intellectual Property Magazine, and The Telegraph India, among others. He holds an MSc in Digital Journalism from Middlesex University.

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