Policy and Strategy Lead, Privitar Ltd
Continuing Policy Fellow, Centre for Science and Policy
Guy Cohen graduated from the University of Bristol in 2011 with a BSc in Physics and Philosophy. He then spent two years working for the John Smith Memorial Trust, a charity aiming to build the Rule of Law and develop democratic institutions in the Former Soviet Union and the Middle East and North Africa.
He joined the Civil Service Fast Stream in 2013, working in policy in the Department of Health, as a commercial analyst in the Cabinet Office, in finance when on secondment, and in operations for HMRC. In HMRC he managed a team working in Strategy, supporting career management, succession planning and information management projects, and leading on the development of data systems for workforce planning and on the development of a machine learning pilot.
In 2016 he left the civil service to take up a strategy role in Privitar, a developer of solutions which allow for data scientists to mine data sets using machine learning algorithms, whilst preserving the privacy of individuals within those data sets.