Conference Day One - 3rd May 2017

8:30 AM - 9:25 AM Registration and morning coffee

9:25 AM - 9:30 AM Chairperson's opening remarks and welcome

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Innovating through data to drive competitive advantage

Gary Goldberg, Chief Data Officer, Mizuho International
  • Balancing compliance mandates with analytics innovations to enable real progress
  • Driving innovation through analytics and the cloud
  • Leveraging a strong data foundation and optimised systems to push the boundaries of digital innovation
  • Understanding how the data architecture can increase time to market and reduce the cost of change


Gary Goldberg

Chief Data Officer
Mizuho International

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM How a creative broadcaster innovates using data

Sanjeevan Bala, Head of Planning & Analytics - Audience Technologies & Insight, Channel 4
  • The viewer value exchange & building trust equity

  • The commercial benefits and the rise of programmatic

  • Blurring boundaries : How creativity and science co-exist

  • The war on talent, acquiring, developing and retaining

  • The technology imperative

  • The emerging CDO landscape


Sanjeevan Bala

Head of Planning & Analytics - Audience Technologies & Insight
Channel 4

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Intelligent decisioning: Harnessing the power of machine learning

Yasmeen Ahmed, Practice Partner, Analytics Business Consulting, Teradata
  • Human and machine partnerships are enabling faster, more accurate decision making in all industries.
  • How can you harness the power of machine learning to deliver value to your business?
  • What are the technology, skills and cultural changes required to enable data driven decisioning?
  • See examples of self-optimising, real-time capabilities driving new business models and maximising revenue streams

Yasmeen Ahmed

Practice Partner, Analytics Business Consulting

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Morning coffee break

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Panel discussion: Can agile innovation and data governance co-exist?

Chris Nove, Head of Business Partners & Data Strategy, Shop Direct Helen Crooks, Chief Data Officer, Lloyds of London
  • How can you balance data safety with innovative big data expansion?
  • Is it as simple as moving from a defensive to an offensive data strategy?
  • Do governance and process need to be dropped to make room for more agile data innovation methods?
  • How is the role of the CDO changing to reflect the growing trend towards innovation?


Chris Nove

Head of Business Partners & Data Strategy
Shop Direct

Helen Crooks

Chief Data Officer
Lloyds of London

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Building pipelines not lakes: Fast data for the modern CDO

Clarke Patterson, Senior Director of Product, Confluent
  • Streaming data benefits everyone, not just the analytics team
  • What is a streaming platform and do you need one (hint: you do!)
  • How business benefits from fast data
  • Navigating the path to rearchitecting to leverage streaming data

Clarke Patterson

Senior Director of Product

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM Data-centric transformation in publishing

Laura Scarlett, Data & Insight Director, The Guardian
  • The challenge of anonymous to known
  • Why Data Governance is crucial to successful transformations
  • How GDPR is shaping Data Strategy at The Guardian
  • Pros & Cons of self-serve insights


Laura Scarlett

Data & Insight Director
The Guardian

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM Re-orientating your business around data

  • Making changes to your organisation to become more data-centric
  • Adopting a pragmatic approach towards data-usage and driving the mindset shift
  • Developing the right data talent for your business goals
  • Adapting process time-frames and relationships with clients with data in mind
  • How data is transforming the advertising industry

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Lunch

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM How to rapidly harness your data as a strategic asset

George Frangou, Founder & Executive Chairman, Massive Analytic

George Frangou

Founder & Executive Chairman
Massive Analytic

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Roundtable 1) Addressing the talent shortage in data analytics

Tony Gosling, Chief Data Officer, Defence Infrastructure Organisation, Ministry of Defence
  • What steps can businesses take to attract the best talent?
  • How to secure the best talent across all levels of seniority
  • The key attributes to look for when hiring new talent
  • How to retain the best talent to avoid losing out on your investment
  • Evaluating where the gaps in the labour skills market lie and methods to overcome this


Tony Gosling

Chief Data Officer
Defence Infrastructure Organisation, Ministry of Defence

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Roundtable 2) Setting a clear and achievable roadmap for change

Althea Davis, Interim Chief Data Officer, ABN AMRO Insurance
  • Going back to basics and setting a data governance strategy that works
  • Ensuring solid definitions and goals on a company-wide level
  • Do you know what success looks like for your organisation?

Althea Davis

Interim Chief Data Officer
ABN AMRO Insurance

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Roundtable 3) Using data for the public good

Heather Savory, Chief Data Officer, Office for National Statistics
  • How can we use data for the public good?
  • How to use cutting edge tools and technologies to provide statistics and insights to help shape strategy?
  • How can we ensure we are collecting the best data in the most efficient way?
  • How can we transform public opinion of data collection?

Heather Savory

Chief Data Officer
Office for National Statistics

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Roundtable 4) Getting people to use data effectively throughout the organisation

Lynn Watts, Head of Data Governance, Lloyds Banking Group Neil Taylor, Head of Data, Liv-ex
  • How to foster a culture of innovation and experimentation with data?
  • How to secure buy-in from across your organisation?
  • How to build the business case for data-driven change?
  • How to achieve quick wins to ensure support?
  • How to overcome reluctance to a data-driven culture?

Lynn Watts

Head of Data Governance
Lloyds Banking Group

Neil Taylor

Head of Data

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Roundtable 5) Rethinking the role of the Chief Data Officer

  • Should data be a separate discipline within the organization?
  • What should the relationship be between data and IT/BI?
  • What is the key to making a success of the CDO function?

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM Afternoon tea

4:15 PM - 4:45 PM Generating new revenue streams using data as a strategic asset

Helen Crooks, Chief Data Officer, Lloyds of London
  • Using data as an asset to enable competitive differentiation
  • Acquiring new customers and expanding into new markets using data
  • Leveraging data to create new business opportunities
  • Using data analytics to make informed business decisions

Helen Crooks

Chief Data Officer
Lloyds of London

4:45 PM - 5:15 PM Successful machine learning implementation in the real world

Harvinder Atwal, Head of Data Strategy & Advnaced Analytics, MoneySuperMarket.com

Harvinder Atwal

Head of Data Strategy & Advnaced Analytics

5:15 PM - 5:45 PM Monetising insights and data assets in new and creative ways

  • Leveraging data to create new products, services and experiences for customers
  • Understanding how to use data as a direct revenue generating asset
  • Unlocking the potential of datasets by embracing new technologies to access ‘fast data’

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Drinks reception