Marks & Spencer appoints first head of data science

Marks and Spencer has appointed a head of data science for the first time

Marks & Spencer has hired its first head of data science as its pushes forward with its drive to become a digital-first business.

Mehdi Hosseini has been appointed to the role, bringing experience gained as the lead data scientist at broadcaster Sky and research posts at Cambridge University and tech giant Microsoft.

Hosseini will oversee a team of 20 people who are currently being recruited. He will report to M&S chief digital and data officer Jeremy Pee.

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