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Mervin Van der Spuy

SVP Head of Data (Chief Data Officer), ATB Financial

I am privileged to be ATB Financial's Chief Data Officer (SVP - Head of Data) and proud to lead the AI & Data part within the enterprise Transformation program. I have worked across the globe in multiple industries gaining invaluable experience which I'm happy to apply to this truly transformational role.

After completing Financial Management Degree, I continued my education through certification in Software development (MCSD), Business Intelligence (Business Object, Informatica, MS SQL & SAP BI) and Project Management (Prince 2) before moving on to the Management training programs within the Finance and Consulting industries. As I started to focus on Strategic Leadership (specifically in the AI & Data space), I continued my learning by completing my CBIP (TDWI), CDP-DM (ICCP) and CDMP (DAMA) certifications.

In order to ensure I stay up to date with the latest trends & disruptive developments in the industry, I contribute to the community and is active in the TDWI (The Data Warehouse Institute), ADA (Alberta Data Architecture Community) and specialized user groups. I have a wealth of experience across industries such as Energy (Oil & Gas), Engineering, Financial Services, Manufacturing, Logistics, Film & Media and Banking. I have worked in Africa, France, Germany, Spain, Belgium, The Netherlands, Scandinavia, United Kingdom and Canada. I have full project life cycle experience from Project Management and Business Analysis to Process & Data Modeling, System Design, User Acceptance Testing Management, Technical Writing and Training.