Pearl Ho

I am a data scientist in PwC’s UK AI team.

I use a combination of technology, business insight and project management skills to supercharge our business offerings and create new offerings for the market. My role involves a mix of technical and soft skills, from python and bash to stakeholder management.

I begun my career in 2014 as a business consultant, where I gravitated towards data and analytics. Working with clients across a wide range of sectors, I learnt to problem solve by creating convincing, data-driven narratives with my team, often acting as an interpreter between business and technology.

Unlike many of my colleagues, I graduated from the Philosophy department – so most of my technical skills were learnt on the job. Going from writing Excel functions to developing micro-services in Kubernetes, it’s been a long but rewarding journey. I am excited by how fast the field is growing and the debates around it – it’s a great time to be a technologist.