and other data for a number of reasons, such as keeping FT Sites reliable and secure,
personalising content and ads, providing social media features and to
analyse how our Sites are used.
Alan Smith leads the FT's newsroom team of data reporters and visual journalists. His specialism is data visualisation, on which he writes for the semi-regular Chart Doctor series in the FT's work & career pages.
Before he joined the FT, he was head of digital content at the Office for National Statistics where he was awarded an OBE in 2011 for services to official statistics.