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Corinium | Leading Female Executives


Following the successful launch of our 2020 Global Innovators in Data & Analytics report, Catherine King (Head of Digital Content) designed a live panel session to shine a spotlight on and elevate female voices within our community.

Since it's inception, the panel has been joined by additional voices and meets once a month to discuss the hottest topics in Data, Analytics, Digital, and IT. 

The discussions are open to everyone, and available live on LinkedIn and YouTube. Follow our social pages to ensure you stay up to date with the latest news and events.

If you're wanting more information on how you can join these panel discussions as a participant please email us.

Our Leading Female Executives

Ishita Majumdar

VP, Data Analytics Platform


As a Product and Technology leader, I lead with influence and inspiration to create impact. I drive transformations at technology, product and organization level. In my 20+ years of technology experience, I am valued for customer empathy, product development, cross-functional collaboration, and global organization management. As a champion for diversity, equity and inclusion, I actively invest in mentoring and sponsoring girls in tech, and women in tech. I am an avid speaker and champion on technology, diversity and the intersection of the two.

Specialties: Technology and Products, Data and AI, Lead by influence, Organizational Transformation, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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.

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”.

Harleen Thethy

Global Head of Data



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

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.

Dee Samra

Director Data Excellence

Liberty Global

A Data, People and Business Leader; focussed on Strategy and Excellence in a Data Driven Organisation

An enthusiastic professional individual with excellent proven skills in strategic management, with specific experience in the Data field in the Telecom Industry. Strong leadership skills coupled with a natural ability to assimilate and simply interpret complex problems.

Expertise: Data, Strategy, Architecture and Design, Data Governance and Quality, Data Security and Privacy Compliance, Cloud Strategy, Planning, Project and Programme management, Vendor management, Outsource management, Technical recruitment and IT Service Delivery.

Qualifications: iTIL v3, Prince 2 Practitioner

Maritza Curry

Head of Data 

BNP Paribas Personal Finance SA (RCS Group)

I have been involved in data and analytics since 2001, fulfilling a diversity of roles, spanning across Data Management, Data Analytics and Data Governance. My focus since 2013 has been on helping organisations formulate and execute their data strategies, both in South Africa and Australia. In 2015, I completed my MBA at the University of Stellenbosch Business School – my research report was on how to measure the value of data and analytics in organisations.

I have been featured in Corinium’s Global Top 100 Innovators in Data and Analytics list, HotTopics’ Global Top 100 Data Activators Awards, CDO Magazine’s Global Data Power Women List and OnCon’s Top 50 Data & Analytics Professional Icon list.

Wendy Gilbert

Director, Data Services

Airlines Reporting Corporation


Amy Brierley

Chief Data Officer

Corinium Global Intelligence


Richa Sachdev

Engineering Leader


I am a passionate and empathetic leader with hands on technical experience deploying AI/ML powered solutions and designing and architecting end to end systems. I take deep interest in identifying potential talent and helping them be successful through mentoring and exposing them to challenging and innovative problems. I have a proven track record of leading and delivering complex strategic initiatives that have high impact and are business critical.

Amy Gershkoff Bolles

Global Head of Digital & Emerging Technology Strategy 

Levi Strauss & Co. 

Dr. Amy Gershkoff Bolles is a technology executive and seasoned operator with experience as a founder, CEO, COO, advisor, investor, and public company Board Director.

Dr. Bolles is the Global Head of Digital & Emerging Technology Strategy at Levi Strauss & Co. Previously, Dr. Bolles served as Chief Operating Officer at Tradesy, a venture-backed ecommerce company, where she drove growth that led to the company’s successful acquisition. Previously, she spent 5+ years in the Spectrum Equity portfolio, in technical and operational roles with Bitly, Ancestry.com, and working for Spectrum Equity. She has also served in executive technical and operating roles at eBay, Zynga, and WPP, and was the Head of Media Planning & Analytics for the Obama for America re-election campaign.

Dr. Bolles has held Board Advisory positions with high-growth VC and PE-backed businesses including Havenly, CleanCapital, Boats Group, and with investment firms including Nassau Street Ventures and Serendipity Capital. She also currently serves as a Board Director for Screaming Eagle Acquisition Corp.

Dr. Bolles received the honor of being named to Who’s Who in America in 2022. Additionally, she was named to the 2020 Global Top 100 Innovators list and the Top 10 Women Leaders of 2020 list as well as one of the Top 15 Women in AI by Forbes. She was also named one of the Top 50 Women to Watch in Tech by the Huffington Post and one of San Francisco's Most Influential Women in Business by the San Francisco Business Times. Previously, she was recognized as one of the nation’s “40 under 40” leading entrepreneurs, and was featured in the Washington Post as one of the nation’s most prominent innovators.

Her articles have appeared in publications such as the Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, TechCrunch, and Business Insider, and she has been a commentator on NPR, Bloomberg News, ABC, CSPAN, and for various print media outlets including the New York Times.

She holds a Ph.D. from Princeton University.

JoAnn Stonier

Chief Data Officer


Global data expert and strategist with substantial experience creating data strategy and management programs ensuring data innovation while navigating data risks. Data Expertise includes: data governance, analytics, quality, management, system development and deployment. Leading expert in data ethics and responsible data practices with a focus on machine learning and artificial intelligence. Expertise in anonymization and analytics. Extensive experience as Chief Privacy Officer creating a highly functional privacy program. Significant knowledge of privacy and data protection laws as well as other legal requirements impacting ability to use data including: GDPR, GLBA, FCRA, CCPA among others. Industry expertise: Financial Services, Technology, Publishing

Business executive with broad experience in operational and financial management, including all aspects of accounting, auditing and financial analysis. Direct experience with mergers and acquisitions, due diligence, acquisition integration as well as operational excellence.

Adjunct Professor at the Graduate and Undergraduate level. Courses: Business Strategy, International Business, Intellectual Property Law, Business Law, Privacy & Cyber law, Elementary Accounting, Auditing

Specialties: Data & Analytic program development, Privacy program development, Business strategy for start up and mature industries, competitive analysis, mergers and acquisition, due diligence, attorney, graduate and undergraduate professor.

Prachi Priya

Chief Data & Analytics Officer

Team One, Publicis Group

Results driven, analytically grounded strategic management professional with 15 years record of demonstrated success and a passion for using strategy and technology to innovate and deliver strategic solutions. Successful consultant/advisor for using business intelligence and sophisticated analytics to achieve sustained competitive advantage; Recognized expert in translating qualitative and quantitative data into actionable insights that influence business decisions. Persuasive leader and adept communicator who can apply extensive industry knowledge to drive organization-wide adoption of insights-driven marketing decisions.

Ines Ashton

Director of Advanced Analytics


Experienced Leader in the Digital and Analytics space with a demonstrated history of working in the finance, FMCG and oil industry. Strong business skilled in Digital Transformation, Data Science, Agile, Change Management, Customer Insight, Marketing Strategy and Customer Relationship Management (CRM).

Nirali Patel

Director of Data & Analytics


A globally recognised Exec in Data & AI, with a passion for empowering change in organisations with data driven insights, whom collaboratively sets and successfully delivers data & AI strategies and visions, leading to multi £m and enterprise transformation initiatives. Excellent reputation for resolving problems, improving customer experience, and driving overall operational improvements, through effective use of data and analytics. With a solid track record championing and driving data and digital transformation for large complex organisations through deep business understanding and customer focused solutions.

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

Kulani Likotsi

Head of Data Management and Data Governance

Standard Bank South Africa

My career has spanned across multiple industries including Insurance, Oil & Gas and now the Financial Services sector.

I have held various information management-related positions from Information Analyst, Data Warehouse Developer, Business Intelligence Developer, Data Steward , Senior Manager Data Governance and currently as a Head of Data Management and Data Governance which includes Information Risk Management, Data Privacy and Regulatory compliance.

I am an inspiring leader and motivational speaker who is always looking for new innovative solutions to unlock business value and to drive organizational excellence.

Extensive knowledge and hands-on experience

• Co-creation and ensuring execution of Data Strategy
• Driving regulatory readiness for applicable legislation (POPIA, GDPR, PCI DSS)
• End-to-End protection of Information Assets and design of incident response capabilities
• Embedded and proactive risk management (including cloud environments and 3rd parties)
• Co-creation of Data Governance frameworks
• Overseeing aligned and professionally run information Governance Committees
• Ensuring accountability for the stewardship and ownership of information assets
• Serving as a liaison between business, technology and functional areas in making sure data requirements are clearly defined.
• Embedding industry frameworks including DMBOK principles as a guide and reference for the execution of the Data management function
• Effective development of data warehouse structures and data migration processes
• Establishing a Data management and Data Governance capability