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Corinium | Alumni


Consisting of senior executives from our three global portfolios; Data, AI & InfoSec our alumni seek to bring a voice to all those within the Corinium community. Providing consultation on content and experiences, this board will serve as an invaluable resource to influencing the Corinium strategy of its content, events, and networking opportunities. 

The members of Corinium Alumni have served for several years on our content-specific Advisory Boards, spoken at Corinium events, and participated in community projects such as our Global Innovators Top 100 lists. 

You will notice our members come from various backgrounds, showcasing the brilliant diversity of thought and talent within the Corinium communities.

Our members

Camilla Björkqvist

EMEA Director Commercial Data Strategy & Execution

Johnson & Johnson MedTech

"Remember to always be yourself. Unless you can be Batman. Then always be Batman."

Globally savy leader with 20+ years experience in both consulting and corporate roles, local and global roles, located in Europe and North America. Have held successful positions in client services, data & analytics, gamification, digital excellent, service management, sales, IT, communication and transformation. The red thread across all areas are strong interpersonal skills, execution, digital, service minded, transformation and understanding big picture. 

Strong leadership skills around data & analytics, project/portfolio, agile implementation, online business solutions, innovation, business development, and communication. Outstanding in managing complexity with a tight deadlines, in different business areas. Successfully led and coached teams, both globally & locally; virtually & on location.

Advisory Board member on the Business of Data platform, see my profile: 

Deep passion for gender equality in business and elected ING Women of the Year 2016, category Role Model. 

Graduated OneMBA in June 2010, and nominated by Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, as candidate for the prestigious ‘MBA Student of the Year Award 2010’, organized by the Association of MBAs.

Dan Power

Managing Director, Data Governance

State Street

Many years of experience in data governance, master data management (MDM), big data, business intelligence, enterprise applications, information technology, management consulting, alliances, marketing, corporate strategy, project management and entrepreneurship. 

Strong track record in: 

• Managing teams for enterprise technology projects, sales pursuits, strategic alliances and software development

• Developing and managing successful strategic alliances with software vendors, systems integrators and information providers

• Business development for professional services and business information, including team selling in large, complex sales efforts

My goals on LinkedIn continue to be: (a) grow my professional network, (b) help others and (c) enhance my own skills.

Specialties: Data Governance, Master Data Management (MDM), big data, data quality, data integration, strategic alliances, project management, marketing, corporate strategy, management consulting, enterprise technology (ERP, CRM, data warehousing, business intelligence)

Dirk Jungnickel

SVP Enterprise Data & Analytics

Emirates Group

Assistant Professor in Theoretical Physics (University of Heidelberg) until 10/99

Project and Team Manager eCRM at O2 Germany until 06/01

Manager IT Architecture & Standards at Quam Germany until 11/02

Project manager Mobile Number Portability at Hutchison3G Austria until 12/03

Principal at DiamondCluster International

Partner at Mercer Management Consulting

Specialties: Organization

Frederique De Letter

Senior Director Business Insights & Analytics

Keller Williams

Throughout my career I have accumulated significant experience delivering value and effectively solving organizational challenges within a business strategy consulting and data analytics environment which has allowed me to progress rapidly from a local to a global leadership role. I play at the intersection of data, tech, and business strategy.

Frequent speaker & panelist @ CDO events including Corinium Global Intelligence, IQPC CDAO etc.

Tech Skills: GCP / Azure / AWS, SQL / Python, Code & Low Code ML / AI (RapidMiner. DataRobot), DataLake & Medallion Data Strategy, Visual Analytics (Power BI, Tableau).

Gillian Tomlinson

Chief Data & Analytics Officer

Weir Group

Senior Leader with over 18 years of Global experience in leading and delivering Data and Digital transformation to support business relevance and growth (Technology, Automation, Digitalisation, Data, Analytics, Business Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Science, AI, and Data Monetisation across Africa, Middle East, and Europe. Industry Experience includes- Financial Services, Insurance, Retail, Telecommunications & Mining & Engineering. 

Top Data Activators award = Hottopics 2022
Chief Data Officer of the Year 2017 IQPC ( https:chiefdataofficereurope.iqpc.co.uk) . 
Global Business of Data Advisory board member- CoriniumGlobal 2021

DataIQ advisory board member 2020 /2021
Data Top 100 innovators 2019, 2020 and 2021 DataIQ 

Ranked No. 2 on the DataIQ Top 100 most influential people in data-driven business 2018

Profiled as one of the Top 20 women in Data by The Female Lead in 2017

Gladwin Mendez

Virtual CDAO and advisory board member

Storgikos Limited

Making a difference to my country, community and companies by maximizing the value of data through pragmatic Data Strategies, Insights and governance is what I live for. I use my 15+ years of data leadership experience to accelerate speed to insights and organizational capability through effective strategy, people, process, technology and data initiatives. I aspire to use my skills that help govern, sustainably grow and contribute to individuals, teams, companies and NZ Inc.

In essence, I help companies do things better, faster, and more sustainably by turning data into information, and have done so with a proven track record of delivering actionable change, insights, and positive commercial outcomes for my stakeholders. 

Specialties: People management, Director, Advisory Board governance, Evangelism, Leadership, Data Governance, Data Strategy, Data Analytics, Data Insights, Data Story Telling, Data Conversions and Migrations, Enterprise Risk and Controls Management, Continuous Monitoring and Auditing, Project Management, Machine Learning, AI, DataOps, Analytics Target Operating Models

Hartnell Ndungi

Chief Data Officer

Absa Bank Kenya

Hartnell is an experienced Data, AI & Digital professional in the East Africa Region. His specialty is in the Banking and Financial Services sector where he has been able to master the development and execution of key Data Strategies for large banks and financial institutions. He was previously the Head of Data & Analytics for Co-operative Bank of Kenya where he set up the bank’s Data office and delivered a comprehensive Data Strategy for the enterprise. 

He is currently the Chief Data Officer at Absa Bank Kenya PLC where he leads the Artificial Intelligence, Data Governance, Business Intelligence and Analytics teams. With a deep understanding of Data Science, Data Management, Business Intelligence, Machine Learning, Cloud computing and warehousing, he seeks to ensure that organizations are able to set up dynamic data teams, understand the data they hold, harness actionable insights and deliver key use cases encompassing profitability, artificial intelligence, operational efficiency, product development and growth. 

His top career achievements include setting up and mentoring data teams, delivering key finance, credit, retail and corporate use cases, setting up the foundation for digital transformation, developing AI models for business predictions, transforming enterprises to data-driven organizations and maturing teams to the highest transformative maturity level. 

Hartnell has also worked as a Data consultant providing advisory and analytics services to Governments, Banks, Insurance firms, Telco’s and Industrial markets.

Jenny Chong

Non-Executive Director and Board Advisor

Medway NHS Foundation Trust

Jenny Chong is a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Medway NHS Foundation Trust, a hospital in Kent. She sits on committees and boards at the Design Museum, the Egypt Exploration Society and the global advisory board for Business of Data. She is a mentor on Imperial College London’s Imperial Venture Mentoring Service, an advisor for the Engineering Faculty’s Technology Experts Service, a mentor on the NHS Innovation Accelerator and an advisor to various start-ups in FinTech, MedTech and Social Impact. 

Prior to this, she was with Credit Suisse London for 20 years, working her way up as an Equities graduate trainee to her last role as the global head of electronic communications surveillance. During that time, she worked across Client Relationship Management, Infrastructure Technology, Engineering, Application Development, Program Management, Big Data and AI.

In her last role, she was product owner of Credit Suisse’s strategic eCommunications Surveillance platform. The award-winning platform performs analytics on electronic communications and unstructured data to detect potential malicious and market abuse behaviour. It leverages natural language processing and deep learning to cognitively learn human context; identify patterns to create behavioural models; and detect anomalous signals. This platform has won numerous awards, such as the Financial Times WealthTech Award for “Best Private Bank Globally for Big Data & AI”; and the British Computer Society competition for demonstrating “Progress Towards Machine Intelligence”. She has been invited to present on the platform’s innovative use of AI at global conferences.

Jenny is actively involved in various initiatives to promote STEM in schools, and gender diversity in financial services. She most recently won the 2019 Tech Star award at the “Women in Banking and Finance Annual Awards for Achievement”.

Katia Walsh

Chief Global Strategy & AI Officer

Levis Strauss & co. 

Global business technologist, making brands indispensable through Digital, Data, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities across industries:
• Transforming companies into customer-centric cultures 
• Solving high-value problems to enhance customer experience, drive efficiencies, enable new revenues, and make a positive impact on society
• Delivering billions in revenues, cost savings, margin, and return on investment
• Envisioning, developing, and expanding digital products globally and fueling Digital Disruption and Innovation
• Upskilling employees with no-coding-experience into Machine Learning professionals
• Mentoring, advancing, and propelling people and organizations to reach full potential
• Humanizing the technical areas of Digital Technologies, Big Data, Machine Learning, and AI and advancing Ethical and Responsible Data and AI for Social Good
Global recognitions include:
• 2022 Global Data Power; Data Leader CDO Magazine; Top 50 Women of San Francisco
• 2021 VentureBeat AI Mentorship Award and Evanta's Women Technology Leaders
• 2020 Corinium Business of Data 100 Global Data Innovators; Business Transformation 150; Top business leaders of UK Artificial Intelligence Industry
• 2019 Forbes Women Defining the 21-century AI movement; 2019, 2020 World Economic Forum Data Policy Leader
• 2019 Top 50 Retail Insider Movers and Shakers
• 2019 UK Influential Business Woman Award 
• 2018, 2019 Data Leader of the Year, Women in IT
• 2018 Top 10 most influential people in data-driven businesses
• 2017 Data Leader of the Year
• 2017 Best-in-Class Winner in Internet and Telecoms
• 2017's top 5 Women in Tech worldwide
Expertise: At Forrester, helped Fortune 500 brands and start-ups thrive on technology change; at Fidelity, enabled businesses to achieve strategic goals and lead in customer experience through Data and Technology - incl. one of the first FinTech platform businesses; at Prudential, launched the top Kaggle competition, with ~45,000 entries and 2,200 teams, and, through AI, transformed life insurance sales from a 10-week to a 2-day process; at Vodafone, built, led, and scaled a Big Data and AI capability for 500 million customers in 25 countries delivering 2 billion euros per year; at Levi Strauss & Company, launched, leading, and scaling the Digital, Data, and AI transformation of the iconic brand
Industries: Retail; Telecommunications; FinTech, InsurTech, Financial services; Consumer Goods, Business-to-Business

Miguel Sanches Urresty

Corporate Director, Data & Analytics

Principal Financial Group

20+ years of experience in the Data Management arena, leading and implementing projects in several countries for different industries (Retail, Banking, TELCO, Manufacturing, Services, Public Sector, ...).

Leading projects and programs related to BI, BIG DATA, Artificial Intelligence, Data Governance, EPM, and Analytics.

Minna Kärhä

Data Strategy Lead


It is time to rethink data competencies and organization! Getting business value from data is a team sport where the team is the whole organization. The ball-throwing between teams (IT, business units, analytics...) must come to an end.

Recognizing the potential and using data in the right manner (secure, ethical, compliant, and explainable) is the citizen skill of today and the future!

Having worked with data since 1999 (the first task being the Millenium conversions in a DW) I have lived through a significant transformation, gaining valuable experience.

Data has come far from the reporting Data Warehouses storing data and Business Controllers translating it for the rest of the organization, moving from in-house data centres into the cloud and data & analytics talent spreading across organizations.

Now everyone is a citizen data analyst, which sets new demands also for being able to find, access, understand and trust the data. There is a transformation happening in the workforce as new, data-savvy generation has entered the work market, disrupting the ways legacy organizations are working.

Data is created in digital world from every human, and machine, action and it needs to be usable right from the start for various tasks and decisions. Citizen data analysts form a data-driven organization where fact-based decision-making is valued over intuition and industry experience. And identifying opportunities to enhance business, drive better performance and customer engagement based on captured data, is in the heart of business development. Focus is in the business value and in the people (customer, employees).

Business-driven data management, Data Literacy, and Data Culture, and Design Thinking, are the most critical elements for modern-day organizations to survive and succeed.

Morgan Templar

Author, Keynote & Data Governance Expert

Get Governed LLC

Decisive Visionary with Deliberate Creativity.
- I identify Complex Connections in the top-down end-to-end flow of data and processes delivering Optimization Strategies that result in measurable cost savings and improved customer experience
- Recognized as a high integrity, energetic leader with excellent strategic vision, collaborative approach, and the vision to actualize strategic goals in complex environments. Professional and community service focus on non-profit healthcare organizations with solid cross-industry experience. 
- Best-selling author of “Get Governed: Building World Class Data Governance Programs” and "A Culture of Governance"
Areas of Excellence include:

 • Data / Information Governance & Analytics
• Sparking Innovation & Cultivating Ideas
• Industry Network and Alliance building
• Driving Mission-based Outcomes
• Leading Scalable Transformations
• Integrating Strategy for Business, IT & Digital
• Creative Intelligence Connecting Information
• Building High-Performing Teams
• Clinical, Technical, & Operations Excellence

Premal Desai

Head of Data & AI

The Gym Group

Commercial business leader with a passion for delivering great customer experiences using advanced data & analytics. 

Current -- Nurturing and leading the Data & AI team at the Gym Group - a fast growing UK-based health & leisure business. Outside of my day job, I'm a keen Angel / Seed investor and adviser for a number of exciting startups.

Previous -- Global Data & Analytics lead within $7bn Financial Technology business at Thomson Reuters. Created a data and analytics organisation to help technologists and software developers gain product and usage insights and design a better customer experience. 

Designed and executed analytics led customer strategies and digital marketing campaigns using machine learning and AI. Transformed behaviours & culture from being anecdotally driven to fact-based decision making. Responsible for creating growth, retention and customer experience programs. Appointed Global Program Lead with executive board level accountability. 

7 Years prior experience in Strategy / Management Consulting and 5 years in Mobile Telecoms.

Outside of work, I'm a passionate sports fan (football, tennis and squash), and take a serious interest in fast cars! Always happy to share my expertise and consider new opportunities

Sean MacCarthy

VP of Analytics

Good Sam | Camping World

Sean has worked in retail, operations, supply chain and B2B analytics and strategy for the last five years across the home appliance, drug retail and fashion accessories industries, with a focus on using cross-functional data and insights to drive company strategies.

Dr MacCarthy has been the ‘boots on the ground’ cleansing the data and building the models, the leader in introducing emerging technologies and working with IT to implement them and the strategist who applies his team’s insights across their various functions to provide company direction.

Prior to his corporate work, Sean was a Philosophy Professor, whose area of concentration was epistemology. He earned his PhD in philosophy at Fordham University and currently lives in the Chicago, Illinois area with his wife and three children.

Jo Stewart-Rattray

Chief Security Officer

Silver Chain Group

Areas of expertise include information security governance and strategy, development of policy, security awareness and education, ISO 27000 series implementation and advice, risk assessment, and systems audit.

Nikki Peever

Director, Cybersecurity Program


I have an interest in communication techniques and styles, cybersecurity, client engagement, psychology, technology, incident management, and leadership theories.

I enjoy identifying and understanding positive applications of technology and helping others find novel and innovative uses for IT systems to improve their personal or professional lives.

I am always keen to make new professional acquaintances. Please reach out if you want to talk, especially about leadership, cybersecurity, client service, fitness, or anything IT!

Specialties: ISO27001, cybersecurity, ITIL and incident management processes, client service, project management, effective communication, personal efficiency/time management techniques