Andrew Blance
  • @andrewblance
  • Innovation Consultant | podcaster | meetup organiser
  • Durham, UK
  • He/Him

Hello there! 👋I'm a Innovation Consultant, and co-host of a silly podcast about ridiculous business ideas called Brains on the Outside

📈 At work, I Investigate how to use emerging tech to solve real world problems. I get to play with robot dogs, VR headsets, IoT, and more, and find amazing ways to apply them

✨ Previously, I was a data scientist, and before that I researched particle physics - trying to understand how the smallest building blocks of our universe behaved! I did this using machine learning, and quantum computers (and sometimes both at the same time)

🏃 Aside from that, I'm in a really terrible band called Dioramarama (like we are genuinely 100% bad) and I'm getting pretty quick 5k times! 

☎️ I'd absolutely love to talk to you about your silly and creative business ideas, about cool AI projects you are working on, or just about anything really! Find me also on twitter and linkedin

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Mar 2023 - Present

Innovation Consultant, Waterstons

Sep 2021 - Mar 2023

Data Scientist, Waterstons

Sep 2017 - Sep 2021

PhD Researcher - ML & QC in Particle Physics, University of Durham

Sep 2018 - May 2021

Projectionist, Hild Bede Film Society