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Sarah joined Kubrick in May 2022 to lead training and development of Kubrick’s Machine Learning Engineering practice. She combines experience from across academia, consulting, and within global organisations to shape a programme which is focussed on delivering business value through today’s most relevant AI tools and techniques.

After completing a PhD in Experimental Particle Physics from the University of Washington, Sarah moved to the UK to undertake a graduate scheme with PwC, qualifying as Charted Accountant with ICAEW. She then turned her focus to data science, taking roles within the financial services industry including Senior Analytics Manager and, subsequently, Head of Financial Crime Risk Assessment Portfolio at HSBC. Throughout her career, Sarah has enjoyed mentored junior data professionals within her teams, using her passion for teaching to create training platforms and pathways.

Sarah is particularly interested in the ethical and regulatory challenges that AI brings, as well as the biases which need to be overcome to ensure AI algorithms serve organisations and individuals alike. She encourages all her Kubrick colleagues to consider the dilemmas which were only recently matters of science fiction, and bring creative-thinking, empathy, and problem-solving skills to their work, not just a mathematical mindset. As a former consultant herself, Sarah is excited to be lending her skill and experience to Kubrick’s agile and fast-growing business model, which gives consultants and clients alike a more effective and sustainable means to tackle the vast array of challenges that all industries are facing in a rapidly shifting technology landscape.

In her spare time, Sarah is also treasurer of the educational charity associated with Cronkshaw Fold Farm, a sustainable hill farm in Lancashire (and ‘Goat Zoomer’: https://www.cronkshawfoldfarm.co.uk/goatsonzoom)

AI technology provides the power to solve today’s biggest challenges but should be reserved for the right situations. You don’t need a chainsaw to butter your toast.Sarah Schlobohm, Head of AI