Alan Hylands

My name is Alan Hylands.
I am a data consultant and writer from Northern Ireland.

What I Do.

Currently, I am Head of Retail Commercial Excellence at Ulster Bank.
I help the Retail bank use data to solve difficult business problems and serve our customers better.


Simple Analytical

I share my best lessons, hints, tips and strategies for data analysts on
I help them level up their data science skills and use them to build better, more profitable data-driven businesses.


Cura Fitness

I use my particular set of skills to help businesses get off the ground and keep growing.
Right now that’s as Technical Director at boutique fitness studio, Cura Fitness.


I Write.

I’ve been a professional writer with clients including and The New York Times Company.

These days, I am a contributing writer on Towards Data Science, Hacker Noon and

I also write articles here on a variety of topics including
business, personal finance, tech, careers, writing and my quest to build a simple kind of life.