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What you can expect at CDAO UK, 2018

 

What you can expect at CDAO UK, 2019

Written by Mike Malyon, Content & Community Director on Oct 11, 2018 12:38:13 PM

Data Analytics

Chief Data and Analytics Officer, UK arrives in London, 26-28 February 2019 where we will be welcoming the European data & analytics community for three days of networking and top-level debate. 

Over the past month I have been in deep discussion with a cross-section of data and analytics leaders and it’s exciting to hear about the leaps that organisations are making to their data strategies; along with greater roll-out of advanced analytics tools. A particular focus that’s coming to the fore is how organisations are coming up with increasingly sophisticated ways of driving the value of data across the business. This often builds on showing the success (and learning points) from internal or external pilot projects and links in very tightly with cultural transformation. 

Some of the key challenges that businesses in the UK and Europe are grappling with include:

  1. Embedding data as an asset within the organisation, empowering teams and embedding a business-wide data culture

  2. Aligning governance and analytics projects with corporate objectives to obtain measurable ROI

  3. Efficiently scaling pilot projects across the organisation, breaking down silos and keeping control of resources

  4. Exploring the growing importance of data ethics in an era of algorithmic bias

  5. Practical case studies: AI, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing and Robotic Process Automation

These focuses will form the backbone of the Chief Data & Analytics Officer, UK conference. Over 70 speakers will participate across both days of the main conference on 27th and 28th February, which will also include two simultaneous pre-conference Focus Days on 26th February.

Some highlights include:

  • Ahmed Khamassi, the Vice President Data Science at Equinor (formerly Statoil), giving a case study on how they are scaling data projects across the whole organisation
  • Tim Lum, the Head of Data & Insight at Virgin Atlantic, who’ll be sharing how he’s developing an offensive strategy to build additional value and drive defensive governance
  • Barry Panayi, Lloyds Banking Group’s Chief Data Officer, focusing on building on the groundwork of data for regulatory compliance and towards optimal decision-making in the Financial Services & Insurance Focus Day.

If you’re interested in joining the speaker faculty, send me a quick note to mike.malyon[at]coriniumglobal.com and I’ll be delighted to run through the draft agenda with you and identify which topic areas are the best fit for your knowledge and experiences.

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