Conference Speakers

Peter Aiken    

Peter Aiken
Data Blueprint and VCU


Peter Aiken is acknowledged to be a top data management (DM) authority. As a practicing data consultant, author and researcher, he has been actively performing and studying DM for more than 30 years. His expertise has been sought by some of the world's most important organizations and his achievements have been recognized internationally.  He has held leadership positions and consulted with more than 75 organizations in 21 countries across numerous industries, including defence, banking, healthcare, telecommunications and manufacturing. He is a sought-after keynote speaker and author of multiple publications, including his latest the "Case for the CDO" & "Monetizing Data Management." Peter is the Founding Director of Data Blueprint, a consulting firm that helps organizations leverage data for competitive advantage and operational efficiencies.  He is also Associate Professor of Information Systems at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and past President of the International Data Management Association (DAMA-I).

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Kamran Ashraf    

Kamran Ashraf
Head of Analytics & Insight
Visa Europe


Kamran Ashraf is a cards, payments, and retail banking practitioner, having worked 19 years across regulatory, finance, marketing, consulting and analytics divisions.  He has led 100+ projects to top European banks and retailers including RBSG, Yapi Kredi, Carta Si, DKB, Hilton and Tesco. He is responsible for the commercialisation of data through the delivery of data strategies-reporting-analytics-Big Data solutions across 36 European markets.  Kamran’s projects have won industry awards in 'CVP Development' and 'BI Business Transformation' categories. He has a BSc (Hons) in Economics from Queen Mary & Westfield, University of London, and additional qualifications with the Chartered Institute of Bankers and Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment.

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Nicola Askham    

Nicola Askham
The Data Governance Coach


Nicola Askham, The Data Governance Coach, is an independent data management consultant.  Her experience in coaching both regulatory and non-regulatory organisations to design and implement full data governance frameworks, is unique within the Data Governance field.  Nicola’s coaching approach ensures your data governance framework is embedded as an integral part of business as usual. The benefit is that once the framework is in place your organisation will be confident, competent and compliant.  She has worked in Data Management for eleven years, initially for a leading UK Bank, before becoming a consultant at the beginning of 2009.  Nicola currently spends most of her time delivering data governance for Solvency II, but also runs Data Governance Training courses and coaches organisations to implement data governance.  Follow Nicola @nicola_askham.

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Simon Barlow    

Simon Barlow
Head of Information Management
GeoPlace


Simon Barlow is responsible for the management of GeoPlace’s address and street data and information infrastructure and customer support teams with overall responsibility for ensuring enterprise level data governance.  Over the last 15 years he has worked with government to help develop and integrate a common address platform for use in a wide range of day to day applications.  He has also been involved in a wide range of geospatial data focused projects both in the UK and across Europe including INSPIRE and the European Address Framework assisting with data modelling, technical design and implementation.  

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Eulogio Barragan    

Eulogio Barragán
Enterprise Data Analytics Strategy
GE Oil & Gas


Eulogio Barragán joined General Electric (GE) in 2009 as part of the Information Technology Leadership Program with the GE Aviation division in the UK . In 2011, he moved to the GE Corporate Audit Staff where he worked as an Audit Manager on IT/Data Security, Business Operations, Finance, and ERP initiatives. In 2014, he joined GE Oil & Gas to lead Enterprise Data Analytics Strategy for partnering with the GE Software Center of Excellence in California in order to leverage advanced analytics and data science tools to drive outcomes at the functional level. Eulogio holds a Masters in Telecommunication Engineering from the Universities of Seville and Bologna and is currently based in London, UK

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Peter Baxter    

Peter Baxter
Managing Director - EMEA
Yellowfin


Peter Baxter is the Managing Director for Yellowfin in the EMEA region.  He leads the EMEA team and is responsible for the strategy and growth of the business across the region.  Having come from two decades of consuming BI, Peter knows first hand the challenges faced by many customers who need improved insights into their business.  His knowledge enables customers to understand and realise ROI’s quicker and more efficiently than ever before.

Prior to his role at Yellowfin, Peter held numerous senior management roles in the technology sector, including leading worldwide sales teams for two of the largest software security firms in the world.  Approaching 25 years' experience in the technology sector, Peter has a wealth of knowledge advising clients on how to achieve the most value from market leading technologies.

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Matt Beare    

Matt Beare
Beare Essentials Ltd


Matt Beare is a data management tactician and business systems analyst, with experience in project and asset management. He specialises in spatial data management for utilities, national mapping and cadastral agencies, aviation and environmental orgainsations.  With 20 years’ experience in spatial data management, agile methodologies, business process modelling, solution analysis, data discovery, continuous improvement and quality controlled systems, Matt is an established and empathetic consultant who believes in a common sense approach to data management to facilitate informed business success.  He has been Chair of the OGC Data Quality Working Group since 2009; an expert group member of the UK Digital Network Framework 2009-11; and 6 years practical experience of INSPIRE, the European data sharing initiative since 2008.  Most recently, for United Utilities (UU), Matt has been coordinating a small project team of data specialists from 1Spatial, working with the UU data team for the improvement of addresses and the inference of previously unmapped water network assets, leading towards an enriched set of consistent and connected data, for the benefit of the business.

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Martha Bennett    

Martha Bennett
Principal Analyst BI/Big Data
Forrester


Martha Bennett serves the CIO role, covering business intelligence (BI), analytics, and big data. Her current research has two main areas of focus: 1) the investigation of best practices for making the most of an organization's data, as well as building appropriate processes and organizational structures; and 2) analyzing the effect of emerging technologies and business pressures on the way BI capabilities are managed and delivered. Other key research areas include BI in the cloud and mobile BI.   

Known for her down-to-earth, no-nonsense approach to making sense of the latest hot technology area, she has provided input on technology strategy and IT governance structures to clients all over the world. She is a sought-after conference speaker and is also frequently retained as an independent voice by technology companies seeking to optimize their approach to the market.

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Chris Bradley    

Chris Bradley
Information Strategist
Independent Consultant & DAMA


Chris Bradley has over 30 years Information Management experience & his career has included the UK Ministry of Defence, Volvo Europe, Thorn EMI, Readers Digest Inc (as European CIO), and Coopers and Lybrand (later PWC) where he established and ran the International Data Management specialist practice. Later he established and ran the Business Consultancy practice at IPL. Chris He advises Global organisations including GSK, TOTAL, Bank of England, American Express, BP, Statoil and Saudi Aramco on Data Governance, Information Management best practice and how organisations can genuinely manage Information as a critical corporate asset. Follow Chris @inforacer.

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Donna Burbank    

Donna Burbank
Managing Director
Global Data Strategy


Donna Burbank is a recognized industry expert and author, with more than 20 years of experience in data management, metadata management, and enterprise architecture. Donna currently is the Managing Director at Global Data Strategy.  She has served in key brand strategy and product management roles at CA Technologies and Embarcadero Technologies and as a senior information management consultant for PLATINUM technology in both the U.S. and EMEA.  She has worked with dozens of Fortune 500 companies worldwide in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa and speaks regularly at industry conferences.  She has co-authored two books: “Data Modeling for the Business” and “Data Modeling Made Simple with CA ERwin Data Modeler r8”. Follow Donna on Twitter @donnaburbank.

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Mark Chisholm    

Mark Chisholm
Actuarial Analyst
XL Catlin


Mark Chisholm has nearly 10 years of experience in different actuarial roles in the US and UK .  His background is in helping underwriters at general insurers use data to determine prices for their policies and better understand the risk characteristics of their insureds.

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Darius Clayton Darius Clayton
Director
Diaku Limited

Darius Clayton is an experienced change specialist and founding partner in Diaku. With a management consultancy background in business transformation and outsourcing he brings a practical, value-driven approach to data disciplines. Since 2007 his focus has been on data governance, collaboration, and the business view of the data asset. Darius has spent over 16 years working with institutions to control and improve their data while delivering tangible business benefits.

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Julian Clemas-Howard    

Julian Clemas-Howard
Consultant Data Architect
Betfair PLC

Julian Clemas-Howard has nearly 20 years of Data Architecture and Management experience providing his services to most of the UK's Mobile Telecommunications companies as well as organisations in the Insurance and Utilities sectors.   He was part of the team that bought Virgin Mobile to the market as the first MVNO in the UK; it was here that he developed his passion for Data Warehousing and where he developed his first Enterprise Logical Data Model. He considers himself very much as a 'hands-on' architect, equally at home in the boardroom as embedded in a Scrum team.   The often heard axiom 'Data as a corporate asset' is central to Julian's approach to Data Architecture and Governance helping organisations monetise their data in a coherent and responsible way. A passionate evangelist for the importance of the LDMs place in every organisation, Julian believes that it is even more important today as organisations are moving away from traditional 'monolith' data warehouses to a more distributed landscape where agility (in all its guises) is the new frontier for Data practitioners.

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Liz Coll Liz Coll
Digital Policy Manager
Citizens Advice

Liz Coll specialises in the impact of connected, digital technology on consumers and markets and is currently working on personal data and privacy issues in the digital economy.  She co-authored 'Realising consumer rights: from JFK to the digital age' and has recently published ‘Personal Data Empowerment: time for a fairer data deal?’ which analyses the personal data market from a consumer perspective and calls for a fresh approach to control, choice and understanding.  

Prior to joining Citizens Advice, Liz led research and advocacy on online public services, collaborative consumption and consumer rights in the digital age at Consumer Futures. Before that she was a strategic advisor at sustainability nonprofit Forum for the Future where she advised public and private sector clients, and a research assistant at the LSE’s Centre for Risk and Regulation.  Liz sits on a number of groups representing consumer interests in digital matters, including Nominet stakeholder policy forum, the Digital Catapult Trust Framework and is an advisor to Consumers International Digital Age programme.

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Barry Connolly    

Barry Connolly
Solicitor
Flynn O'Driscoll Business Lawyers

Barry Connolly is a solicitor, qualified in both England and Ireland . Having studied and lectured in law and technological regulation, he now practices in commercial law, specialising in Information Technology, Data Protection and Intellectual Property. He advises clients, in the UK and Ireland, in relation to compliance with data protection law and represents them in complaints before Data Protection regulators. Cases include advising charities in relation to privacy law in advertising campaigns and protecting databases and other valuable data-related assets generated by organisations, from technology start-ups to international corporations. He also manages the transfer of data held by companies during mergers, acquisitions and in commercial contracts and ensuring compliance with required law.

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John Daniels    

John Daniels
Data Delivery Lead, Business Architecture
United Utilities

John Daniels has over 25 years’ experience within the Utility sector with the main focus being around Water Assets, Wastewater Assets and the Electricity sector. The first 18 years of his career cumulating in managing spatial data teams and Corporate GIS spatial data systems. He has always worked within United Utilities throughout his career and has always been close to Asset, Addresses and Data related projects.  Since 2008, John has been involved in delivering enterprise data initiatives in the Asset and Address data domains, with experience in project management, enterprise data cleanse, enterprise data migration and enterprise data modelling in support of an improving enterprise data governance strategy . All solutions designed and delivered in the GIS arena.

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Suresh Daniel    

Suresh Daniel
Coats UK

Suresh Daniel has held various business functional, regional and global roles at Coats. He is an expert in Supply Chain management, Industrial Engineering and Master Data governance. Over the last 13  years he has designed and implemented  globally  inventory optimising solutions and master data process.  He has an in-depth technical knowledge of SAP MDM and ERP. This has enabled him to automate data creation and orchestrate global data programs.

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Barry Devlin    

Barry Devlin
Founder and Principal
9sight Consulting

Dr. Barry Devlin is a founder of the data warehousing industry, defining its first architecture in 1985. A foremost authority on business intelligence (BI), big data and beyond, he is respected worldwide as a visionary and thought-leader in the evolving industry. Barry has authored two ground-breaking books: the classic "Data Warehouse--from Architecture to Implementation" and “Business unIntelligence--Insight and Innovation Beyond Analytics and Big Data” in 2013.  Barry has over 30 years of experience in the IT industry, previously with IBM, as a consultant, manager and distinguished engineer. As founder and principal of 9sight in 2008, Barry provides strategic consulting and thought-leadership to buyers and vendors of BI and Big Data solutions. He is an associate editor of TDWI's Journal of Business Intelligence, and a regular keynote speaker, teacher and writer on all aspects of information creation and use. Barry operates worldwide from Cape Town, South Africa. Follow Barry @BarryDevlin.

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Patrick Dewald Patrick Dewald
Director
Diaku Limited

Patrick Dewald is a Data Governance architect and founding partner in Diaku.  He has a wealth of experience designing Master Data Management and Data Governance solutions for financial institutions. Patrick has been heading up Data Governance initiatives, designing and implementing group-wide data services from the ground up for the best part of 15 years. Patrick is recognised by its peers as a thought leader in the field of Data Governance.

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Shane Downey    

Shane Downey
Manager Data Services
Mater Health Services


Shane Downey is recognised for significant contributions to a variety of organisations over a career spanning 20+ years, including land information management, banking and insurance, finance and wealth management, retail, manufacturing, and healthcare.  He has strong leadership and management practices, with a collaborative approach to achieving and exceeding goals, and mentoring and coaching to foster a culture of teamwork, enterprise and innovation. His specialties include: People management and leadership; Problem management; Business process digitisation using system and data integration; Strategy and Enterprise Architecture lifecycle management (TOGAF); Information Management; Cost/effort estimation, ROI determination, and value-added services; Establishing and maintaining strategic Vendor  relationships; and Project management including PRINCE2, PMBOK, and Agile methodologies. Follow Shane on Twitter at #onedata.

Shane has just published his first book "One Data - Achieving Business Outcomes Through Data".

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Lee Edwards    

Lee Edwards
Strategy Analyst
Ford Motor Company


Lee Edwards had several years’ business operational experience before discovering a talent for data design and modelling in 1997. A lead DA on warehouse design she successfully incorporated global data from several disparate business types across 20 different countries into an integrated data model, fulfilling both Management and Regulatory Reporting requirements.  Lee is passionate about Data Management and works to progress the industry through serving as Chair of DAMA UK and VP Member Services DAMA International. Follow Lee @LeeDAEdwards.

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Jon Evans    

Jon Evans
Information Strategist
EQUILLIAN


Jon Evans is an Information Strategist, self-confessed data quality geek and the founder of Equillian, an independent UK consultancy practice specialising in Enterprise Information Management. For the past two decades, he has been helping organisations harness their information and transform it into a strategic business asset. His wealth of experience covers all the key disciplines that help define, manage and exploit enterprise information, from putting in place effective Data Governance to delivering insight through Business Intelligence. In the field of Data Quality, he contributes expert knowledge and thought-leadership, drawing upon a track record of successfully delivering DQ initiatives to a wide range of organisations, including a key role in advancing the statistical analysis of health data. As a regular speaker and panellist at industry events, Jon enjoys bridging the gap between the business and IT domains, bringing fresh understanding and clarity – the same approach he adopts as a respected Information Management coach and mentor. Follow Jon on Twitter: @MadAboutData.

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Mike Ferguson    

Mike Ferguson
Managing Director
Intelligent Business Strategies


Mike Ferguson is Managing Director of Intelligent Business Strategies Limited.  An analyst and consultant he specialises in business intelligence, data management and enterprise business integration.  With over 33 years of experience, Mike has consulted for a wide variety of companies on business intelligence/corporate performance management strategy and technology selection, big data, enterprise architecture, business integration, MDM and data integration.  He has spoken at events all over the world and written numerous articles.  Formerly he was a principal and co-founder of Codd and Date Europe Limited – the inventors of the Relational Model, a Chief Architect at Teradata, on the Teradata DBMS, and European Managing Director of Database Associates.  He teaches master classes in Big Data Analytics, New Technologies for Data Warehousing and BI, Mobile and Collaborative BI, Operational BI, Enterprise Data Governance, Master Data Management, Data Integration and Enterprise Architecture. Follow Mike @ mikeferguson1.

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Erik Fransen    

Erik Fransen
Managing Consultant
Centennium

Erik Fransen is managing consultant at Centennium, a leading Information Management, Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing consultancy firm in The Hague, the Netherlands. Erik has 20 years experience in the knowledge management, information management and business intelligence. Currently he is working as a management consultant and academic trainer for various clients, both profit and non-profit. Before joining Centennium in 2007 he worked as a consultant and trainer at DNV CIBIT. An author of many articles, Erik is also a frequent speaker at international conferences. Follow Erik @erikfransen.

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Jake Freivald    

Jake Freivald
Vice President, Product Marketing
Information Builders



Jake Freivald is the Vice President of Product Marketing for Information Builders. In this position, he is responsible for messaging strategy, content creation, and thought leadership for the WebFOCUS business intelligence and analytics, iWay data integrity, and iWay integration product lines. Jake joined Information Builders in 1999 as a product manager for the Data Warehouse division, where he supported cross-platform product development and deployment. In 2007 he was promoted to Vice President of Corporate Marketing.

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Andrew Fryer    

Andrew Fryer
Evangelist – Data Science
Microsoft


Andrew Fryer is a Technical Evangelist at Microsoft UK Ltd, specialising in database management & Business Intelligence for the last 15 years. Essentially his role is a mix of working with early adopters of the newer Microsoft technologies and explaining the art of the possible both online on his blog (Insufficient Data) and in person at events. So he can be found at Microsoft run events like the Data Culture series and Future Decoded and at many of the bigger data and analytics meetups and hackathons.

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Sue Gardiner    

Sue Gardiner
Practice Manager, Ambulatory & Outpatient Services
Mater Health Services

Sue Gardiner is the Practice Manager, Ambulatory & Outpatient Services at Mater Health Services Brisbane. Sue provides leadership and operational management in conjunction with the Ambulatory leadership team to ensure the delivery of high quality services to patients, across a number of specialties. A registered nurse by background, Sue spends her time focussing on the development, improvement and monitoring of systems and processes to ensure the service is managed effectively and efficiently. Sue is passionate about data quality, and the importance of getting it 'right the first time'. The integrity and accuracy of data is integral to an efficient, patient focussed and high quality service. Sue believes that future success lies with nurturing the capability of the people in her service, at all levels and skill sets, and is committed to being a part of that success.

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Sue Geuens    

Sue Geuens
President
DAMA International & EPI-USE


Sue Geuens started in Data Management during 1996 when she was handed a disk with a list of builders on it and told they were hers to manage. Sue mentions this as fate taking over and providing her with what she was "meant to do". Various data roles later, her clients numbered 3 of the top 4 banking institutions in SA, a number of telco's and various pension funds, insurance companies and health organisations. Sue was the initial designer of data quality matching algorithms for a SA built Data Quality and Matching tool (Plasma Mind). This experience has stood her in good stead as she has slowly but surely climbed the ladder in Southern Africa to become the first CDMP in the country. Sue worked tirelessly on starting up DAMA SA with the successful Inaugural meeting in February of 2009. She was unanimously voted as President just prior to this event. From that time on Sue has been the leader and driving force of the DAMA SA Board. Sue has been the DAMAI VP Operations since 2011 and is the DAMA I President for 2014. She is a sought after presenter and has been a prominent speaker at EDW in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013, DAMA Brazil, DAMA Australia in 2013 and IRMUK in 2006 and 2011. Her thought-provoking presentation on Practical Data Governance has sparked interest all over the world and she has been asked to return to a number of countries to meet with key clients on this topic.

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Gordon Griffin    

Gordon Griffin
Chief Technology Officer
Voyanta



Gordon Griffin joined Voyanta as CTO three years ago.  He has extensive experience in a broad range of technologies and processes, including architecting and operating high volume, high availability transaction processing systems.  His background also includes 20 years of experience developing service offerings and systems in industries including payments, e-commerce, retail and telecommunications.

Gordon has helped several startup and early stage companies grow and establish themselves.  He has provided pioneering solutions and market leading software products to a string of blue chip companies and household name customers.

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Jan Henderyckx    

Jan Henderyckx
Managing Partner
Inpuls


Jan Henderyckx, a highly rated consultant, speaker and author who has been active in the field of Information Management and Relational Database Management since 1986. He has presented, moderated and taught workshops at many international conferences and User Group meetings worldwide. Jan's experiences, combined with information architecture and management expertise, have enabled him to help many organisations to optimise the business value of their information assets. He has a vision for innovation and ability to translate visions into strategy. A verifiable track record in diverse industries including non-profit, retail, financial, sales, energy, public entities. Contributed to better streamlined and higher yielding operations for some of the leading businesses through a combination of creativity, technical skills, initiative and strong leaderships. He is a Director of the Belgium and Luxembourg chapter of DAMA (Data Management Association) and runs the Belgian Information Governance Council. He has published articles in many leading industry journals, and has been elected to the IDUG Speakers Hall of Fame, based upon numerous Best Speaker awards. Jan is Chair of the Presidents Council DAMA International.

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Claudia Imhoff    

Claudia Imhoff
President
Intelligent Solutions



A thought leader, visionary, and practitioner, Claudia Imhoff, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized expert on analytics, business intelligence, and the architectures to support these initiatives. Dr. Imhoff has co-authored five books on these subjects and writes articles (totalling more than 150) for technical and business magazines.  She is also the Founder of the Boulder BI Brain Trust, a consortium of internationally-recognized independent analysts and experts.

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Steve Jones    

Steve Jones
Global Vice President, Big Data
Capgemini


Steve Jones is the Global VP for Big Data at Capgemini and the creator of the Business Data Lake, the first managed approach to big and fast data, adopted by Pivotal, Informatica and EMC.  He is a regular contributor to technical journals and the business press such as the Financial Times.  Prior to Big Data he has been the Capgemini group lead for MDM, SaaS and SOA.  Steve is a regular conference presenter and acts as a technical and business advisor to several leading technology firms.

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James Kerr    

James Kerr
Author of ’Legacy’



James Kerr is a bestselling author, speaker and business consultant specialising in defining, designing and delivering culture change programmes for leaders of world-class teams and organisations. His latest book, Legacy, reveals 15 leadership lessons from the All Blacks, the world's most successful sporting team, and his corporate clients include HSBC, Boeing, Raffles, UBS and Shell. In the sporting arena he has also worked with UEFA, Team Origin, adidas and the Australian Kangaroos. His key message is that 'higher purpose leads to higher performance' and that successful change begins with a values-based, vision-led, purpose driven mindset - and ends without it.

The response to Legacy:

'“If you read only one leadership book in your life, make it this one. Brilliant”
Kevin Roberts - Global CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi

“Beautifully written, wonderfully observed, true to the bone. This book is both intelligent and insightful: the perfect 'how-to' manual for effective leadership. Read it.” 
Anton Oliver - former All Blacks captain

“It's a very good book. It’s about leadership, based on the principles the All Blacks have used in their culture and their identity, and some of the values they live by.” 
Stuart Lancaster - current England rugby coach

“Absolutely incredible. A brilliant set of stories, brilliantly told.”
Sir Lockwood Smith - NZ High Commissioner to London

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Rafal Kosinski    

Rafal Kosinski
Expert, Data Manager
Roche



Rafal Kosinski presently works in Roche Poland as a SAP-HCM Expert in the area of Data Management supporting global HR system CHRIS. He gained experience in SAP-HCM and Master Data Management over the last 8 years working in Roche, ABB and UPM-Kymmene. For the last three years he has strongly focused his interests on Data Management and data technologies.

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Roman Kucera    

Roman Kucera
Head of Technology and Research
Ataccama



Roman Kucera is currently the Head of Technology and Research at Ataccama. He began working at Ataccama in 2010 as a DQ/MDM consultant. For the past two years, he has been in charge of Ataccama’s research team and the development of the Big Data product line. His role includes helping customers in various verticals (mainly banking, manufacturing, pharma, and healthcare) define their Big Data roadmap and design their Hadoop-based solutions.

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John Ladley    

John Ladley
President
IMCue Solutions



John Ladley is a Business Technology Thought Leader with 30 plus years experience in planning, project management, improving IT organizations and successful implementation of information systems.  John Ladley is a recognized authority in the design and implementation of data strategies, data governance, business intelligence and Enterprise Information Management. He is author of “Making EIM Work for Business – A Guide to Managing Information as an Asset” and “Data Governance: How to Deploy and Sustain a Data Governance Program.” He frequently writes and speaks on a variety of technology and enterprise information management topics. Follow John on Twitter: @jladley.

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Simon Laws    

Simon Laws
IBM



Simon Laws is a member of the IBM Hursley Emerging Technology team. During his 28 years with IBM Simon has undertaken a wide variety of technical roles from lab based product development through to customer focused bespoke solution development. He is currently focusing on building innovative Big Data solutions through the IBM Big Data Stampede team. Big Data is widely applicable and Simon has been involved in exploiting the approach for many different customer problems including fraud detection, compliance assessment, device monitoring, complaints processing, profiling and several projects requiring the application of machine learning techniques to geospatial problems.

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Garry Manser    

Garry Manser
Head of Data Governance
Visa Europe



Garry Manser has worked in financial services for too many years to mention in a number of different roles. He has been involved with data since 1998 and was introduced to the worlds of governance and quality in 2005. During his career he has worked both in industry and consultancy, across both banking and insurance, with a brief spell in a mine in Seville! Achievements include introducing supporting a number of successful governance frameworks across organisations both at a local level and on a global scale as well as a number of quality initiatives, from the initial monitoring, through root cause analysis and onto remediation, with one role involving introducing circa 200 front end controls to improve data quality at capture. He is currently leading a data governance strategy across a major financial organisation, in support of various regulatory requirements and a driven business wide desire to succeed.

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Roberto Maranca    

Roberto Maranca
Enterprise Data Lead
GE Capital



Roberto Maranca has been an Enterprise Data Leader since 2014, overlooking the implementation of Data Governance and Quality framework for GE Capital International, comprising of more than 20 countries, with a total workforce of 25k FTE’s.  For GE Capital EMEA entity in 2009 he had the role of IT Governance Risk and Compliance Leader, responsible for IT Governance, IT Finance and PMO, Vendor Management, Business Intelligence and Quality Assurance.  Previously he worked for GE Fleet Europe and GE Leverage Finance, a London based corporate finance start-up, with the goal of setting up the IT shop in a regulated business.  He has also worked at Nissan and for Ford in Rome as country IT Lead.   Roberto attended the University of Naples and graduated as an aeronautical engineer.

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Tomáš Mátl    

Tomáš Mátl
Billigence Europe


Tomáš Mátl leads the European branch of Billigence’s BI consultancy, delivering revolutionary innovations and technologies that change the way that complex organisations work with, understand and govern their data.

He has 15 years of multi-discipline experience ranging from telco technology architecture, product management, business line P/L responsibility to digital media business. He started his consulting career in Accenture, working with major telco and banking clients, before moving onto Vodafone to gain experience in various technology and business related roles.

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Brian McKenna    

Brian McKenna
Business Applications Editor
Computer Weekly



Brian McKenna is the Business Applications Editor at Computer Weekly, covering information management and enterprise software from a corporate user perspective. He has 18 years’ experience in information and technology business publishing. He is a former editor of Computer Weekly, Infosecurity, and Knowledge Management magazines, among others. He has a degree in History and English from the University of Glasgow, a doctorate from the University of Oxford, and was a British Academy post-doctoral fellow before his publishing and communications career.

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Louise Miller    

Louise Miller
Head of UK Customer Data
Standard Life



Louise Miller has worked in a variety of roles focused around understanding customers and data.  She started her career working in media for Scotland’s national newspaper heading up the Research and Marketing Intelligence team.  She then moved into agency side, working for Experian’s Marketing Service division in Scotland as an Account Director.  Her clients included major companies in Finance, Utilities, Media and Leisure.  Louise returned to client side in 2010 and her current role is Head of UK Customer Data.  She is responsible for data quality, data governance and access to data to meet business and customer needs.

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Andy Moore    

Andy Moore
Process Specialist – Information Management
Rolls Royce



Andy Moore has worked in a variety of roles in his 25 years at Rolls-Royce, many of which have involved aspects of data management. Andy was at the forefront of data management initiatives within the Civil Aerospace Services business, before joining the central Information Management Centre of Competence in 2009. Andy has championed the need for improved data management in Rolls-Royce and has shaped the thinking behind the Rolls-Royce approach, developing capabilities to help the business to improve their data.

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Jess Mufazzil    

Jess Mufazzil
Manager, UK Advanced Risk & Compliance Analytics
PwC



Jess Mufazzil is a manager in PwC's UK Advanced Risk & Compliance Analytics practice after six years at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, otherwise known as Detica. There she headed up the data visualisation proposition, working across the telecommunication, energy, health and transport sectors, covering topics from smart meter behaviour profiling through to disease outbreak identification

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Amy Nicholson    

Amy Nicholson
Evangelist – Data Science
Microsoft


Amy Nicholson is a Cloud Technical Evangelist at Microsoft UK focussing on Data, Machine Learning and IoT. She is passionate about data and always keen to share experiences and expertise with like-minded individuals and organisations. She blogs, tweets and presents. You’ll find her online at TechNet and Techdays Online, as well as in person at events like the Data Culture series.

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Cathy Nockles    

Cathy Nockles
Senior Manager, UK Data Assurance Team
PwC


Cathy Nockles is a manager in PwC’s UK Data Assurance team performing a range of data assurance work specialising in data analytics and business intelligence. Cathy has a wealth of experience transforming data into information that gives her clients an edge over their competitors.

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Daragh O Brien Daragh O Brien
Managing Director
Castlebridge Associates

Daragh O Brien IQCP, is a leading Information Quality, Information Governance, and Data Privacy consultant, teacher, and author. He spent over a decade with Ireland's leading telecoms company in CRM and Regulatory Ops roles and now advises leading organisations in Ireland, UK, and elsewhere on "Connect the Dots" approaches to Information. Daragh is a former Director of the IAIDQ, is a Fellow of the Irish Computer Society. He is also Global Privacy Advocate for DAMA International. Follow Daragh @cbridgeinfo.

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Jason Perkins    

Jason Perkins
Decision Support Chief Architect
BT



Jason Perkins is the Chief Architect for BT Decision Support Platform. His career highlights include:

1) Principal Architect and Scrum Master for WDA Information distribution and Open Data Interfaces for Office of National Statistics;

2) BT Chief Architect for Global Health Analytics and NHS Secondary Usage Services (SUS);

3) Lead BI Solution Architect for BT Retail. Jason has spent over 15 years working on some of the world’s largest and most complex Business intelligence and Data warehouses programmes.

Jason is both a TDWI Certified Intelligence Professional (CBIP) & DAMA Certified Data Management Professional (CDMP). Follow Jason @jasonbperkins.

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Julia Porter    

Julia Porter
Director of Consumer Revenues
The Guardian


Julia Porter is Director of Consumer Revenues at The Guardian, the third largest English speaking newspaper website in the world with over 100m unique browsers per month.  She is responsible for CRM strategy and delivery as well as P&L responsibility for subscriptions, ecommerce, Guardian Soulmates, Guardian Books and Guardian Masterclasses.  Previously Julia was Acting Group Marketing and Research Director at ITV with global responsibility for B2B and B2C marketing and research having joined the company in 2006.  Prior to joining ITV Julia was Client Services and Marketing Director at Getty Images, responsible for global marketing and client servicing for image.net and Media Manager digital asset management businesses.  Before image.net Julia was Business Enterprises Director at IPC Magazines, the UK's largest consumer publisher. There she was responsible for creating the division that leveraged all non-publishing revenue streams including subscriptions, mail order and licensing as well as launching their first ever CRM database.

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Geoffrey Roberts    

Geoffrey Roberts
Democrata



Geoffrey Roberts has worked with large-scale data systems since 2002 and has expertise in digital transformation, product management and big data operations both for B2B & B2C services.  His clients included Nokia, Microsoft, Orange, BT, Vodafone and many European ISPs. Services under his management spanned 38 countries including the, China, India, Russia, the US and Brazil.

Geoff has experience at start up and corporate companies. From 2007 Geoff was senior manager of Data & Relevance at Nokia where he managed the data science team.  From 2002 he was Head of Music at On Demand Distribution, a start-up founded by musician Peter Gabriel, providing the first legal music download services for many household name brands.

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Mike Rochford    

Mike Rochford
Business Development Manager
Advanced 365



Mike Rochford has been involved in the IT industry since 1981 and with Business Intelligence products since the early 90’s. For the past 17 years, at Transoft and Advanced 365, Mike has been helping organisations to reuse their tried and tested application assets to meet changing business needs. During this time he has worked on many successful Data Analysis, Migration, and Cleansing projects as well as countless Business Intelligence initiatives. Based upon his own experiences, Mike will focus upon how to ensure a successful BI project through up-front analysis, and outline the various elements that need to be included in this plan.

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Adam Sewell    

Adam Sewell
IT Director
The Copyright Licencing Agency 



Adam Sewell has over twenty years of IT experience. Following completion of a degree in Telecommunications at Queen Mary and Westfield, University of London, he started his career at actuarial and business consultancy firm Lane Clark & Peacock LLP. Five years later, he moved onto Nature Publishing Group (NPG), the global scientific publisher where he would work for ten years overseeing areas such as IT infrastructure, project management, application development, support and online advertising operations. As Associate Director for Business Systems at NPG, Adam was charged with setting strategy and overseeing business systems across the company’s global operations. Adam moved to the Copyright Licensing Agency in January 2012 to take the role of IT Director and is accountable for all aspects of IT including infrastructure, development and support.

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Alec Sharp    

Alec Sharp
Senior Consultant
Clariteq Systems Consulting



With almost 35 years of consulting experience, Alec Sharp has provided hands-on data modelling expertise throughout North America, Asia, Europe, and Australasia – this workshop is based on real-world experience, not textbook theory. Alec has also delivered hundreds of Data Modelling and Advanced Data Modelling workshops, and top-rated presentations at international conferences, including “The Seven Deadly Sins of Data Modelling,” “Data Modelling – New Uses for New Times,” “The Lost Art of Conceptual Modelling,” and “Getting Traction for Data Modelling – Winning Over the Masses.” Alec is the author of “Workflow Modelling, Second Edition” (Artech House, 2009) which is a consistent best-seller in the field, and is widely used as an MBA text and consulting guide.

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Mike Simons    

Mike Simons
Associate Editor for CIO.co.uk, ComputerworldUK and Techworld
IDG



Mike Simons is Associate Editor for CIO.co.uk , ComputerworldUK.com and Techworld, joining IDG from Reed in 2006, where he worked on Computer Weekly and ComputerWeekly.com.. He was News editor at the launch of ComputerWeekly.com in 2001 and News Editor of a combined Computer Weekly and ComputerWeekly.com operation from 2003. Mike helped Computer Weekly secure the Periodical Publishers Association awards as either "magazine of the year" or "campaigning magazine of the year" for four years out of five. Mike joined IDG as Launch Editor of ComputerworldUK and took over responsibility of Techworld in 2011.

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Nathaniel Suda    

Nathaniel Suda
Consulting Director
Advanced 365



Nathaniel Suda is Consulting Director and member of the board at Advanced365 where he leads the IT Strategy, Transformation Consulting, Business Analysis and Technical Development practices. His clients include FTSE100 companies, major public sector organizations and SMEs in a variety of sectors. At these clients he leads several multi-year, multi-million international project portfolios and teams in technology strategy consulting, project management, and technical architecture and development in collaboration, CRM, ERP and business intelligence systems. He is passionate about the intersection of business and technology and how technology can be aligned to and advance strategic direction.

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Gethin Swann-Price    

Gethin Swann-Price
EQUILLIAN



Gethin Swann-Price is a versatile Information Management professional with a proven track record gained in some of the largest blue chip organisations. Combining over ten years of IM expertise with the skills of a fully-qualified Enterprise Architect, his ability to unravel even the most complex process, data and application landscapes is highly regarded by clients. As a key figure in a number of successful Data Governance and Data Quality programmes, Gethin brings both academic rigour and practical know-how to these critical disciplines. When he's not advising Equillian’s clients on DG/DQ best practice, Gethin will almost certainly be found honing his artistic talents with his favourite guitar. Follow Gethin on Twitter: @InfoRewire.

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Martin Sykes    

Martin Sykes
Head of Architecture
Cambridge Assessment



Martin Sykes is the Head of Architecture at Cambridge Assessment. Established over 150 years ago, Cambridge Assessment operates and manages the University's three exam boards and carries out leading-edge academic and operational research on assessment in education. Operating in over 160 countries with millions of assessments each year, the IT organisation supports a wide range of mission critical 24/7 information systems.  During the last 17 years he has been Director for Microsoft’s Enterprise Strategy & Architecture Centre of Excellence and a lead in major organizations for their Enterprise Architecture teams and a coach to EAs around the world. Over that time Martin has been developing an approach to corporate storytelling through work in the public and private sectors called CAST that is described in the book "Stories that Move Mountains."

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Michelle Teufel    

Michelle Teufel
Global Head of Information Mgmt
Premier Farnell



Michelle Teufel is a Global Executive based in London with extensive experience in IT, Information Management and Business Intelligence.   For the past 3 years Michelle has lead the Global Information Management function for Premier Farnell covering Data Operations, Data Governance, Information Security and BI & Reporting Services.

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Peter Thomas    

Peter Thomas
Head of Business Intelligence
Bupa



Over his 27 year career, Peter Thomas has held technology leadership positions in a number of organisations, spanning areas such as General Insurance, Reinsurance, Medical Insurance, Retail, Manufacturing and Software Development. For the last 15 years he has specialised in Management Information, Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing and Analytics; work for which he has received two industry awards and - much more importantly - added significant value to organisations. In general he helps companies with the journey from data to information to action; working in the nexus between business, technology and change. He is currently Head of Business Intelligence for Bupa's global private medical insurance business. Bupa is a leading global health and care company.

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Nigel Turner    

Nigel Turner
Principal Consultant
Global Data Strategy



Nigel Turner is Principal Information Management Consultant, EMEA at Global Data Strategy.  He specialises in information strategy, data governance, data quality & master data management. With more than 20 years experience in the Information Management industry, Nigel started his career working to improve data quality, data governance & CRM within British Telecommunications (BT), and has since used this experience to help over 150 other organisations do the same.  Whilst at BT he also ran a successful Information Management and CRM practice of 200+ people providing consultancy and solutions to many of BT’s corporate customers.  He is also an elected member of the UK’s Data Management Association (DAMA) management committee.  In 2015 he was given DAMA International’s Community Award for setting up a mentoring scheme for data management professionals in the UK.  Nigel is a well-known thought leader in data management and has published several white papers & articles and is a regular invited speaker at Information Management & CRM events.  Follow Nigel on Twitter @NigelTurner8.

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Rick van der Lans    

Rick van der Lans
R20/Consultancy



Rick van der Lans is an independent analyst, consultant, author, and lecturer specializing in data warehousing, Business Intelligence, and database technology. He is Managing Director of R20/Consultancy. Mr. van der Lans is an internationally acclaimed lecturer. For many years now, he is the chairman of the annual European Business Intelligence and Data Warehouse conference. Rick writes for various websites including the well-known B-eye-Network.com, and he is the author of many whitepapers. His popular books, including "Introduction to SQL" and "The SQL Guide to Oracle", have been translated into many languages and have sold over 100,000 copies. Recently, Rick published a new book entitled "Data Virtualization for Business Intelligence Systems".

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Quentin Villon    

Quentin Villon
Senior Business Analyst
Qualifa



Quentin Villon is passionate about statistics and data. When he joined Qualifa in July 2012, the company was only three and half years old. He saw the great opportunity that the company was holding in terms of underlying data, and the benefits the company could gain by using it.  He developed the whole reporting function within the company and created the main key performance indicators that would drive the company’s activity.  He is now in charge of the Business Intelligence function. The department produces client facing campaign reports that deliver meaningful insight to customers about their telemarketing campaigns. The goals are to increase performance, enhance brand awareness, improve prospects targeting, categorisation and classification. The department also produces internal reporting to the whole company, from CEO to Market Research Analysts, achieving real time monitoring and driving performance, all via Sisense’s solution.

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Ian West    

Ian West
VP, Enterprise Information Management Practice, UK & Ireland
Cognizant Technology Solutions

Ian West has over 20 years’ experience in the Information Management market, from the earliest generations of Enterprise Information Systems, to current expertise across the increasingly complex EIM world. Ian has led Information Management businesses across verticals for major IT Solutions and Consulting companies plus smaller niche IM solution providers globally with a common focus on superior execution and customer delight through delivery of innovative propositions to solve complex business challenges and maximise value. Ian is a regular contributor as a subject matter expert on Information Governance, Data Quality, Information Lifecycle Management, Master Data Management, Business Intelligence, and Big Data.

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Jon Woodward    

Jon Woodward
Business Lead – BI & Analytics
Microsoft


Jon Woodward is the UK Business Lead for BI & Analytics for Microsoft, driving Data Culture to support organisations unlocking their data dividend. Follow the conversation and connect at Linkedin and Twitter.

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Mark Woodward    

Mark Woodward
Analytics & Insights Manager
Intel



Mark Woodward is the Analytics & Insights Manager for Intel (UK) Ltd.  He is responsible for delivering Data Driven Solutions to Intel's Sales and Marketing Organisation.  Mark has over 20 years' experience in IT, 10 of which are in the field of Analytics and has held a number of roles in external consulting and sales environments.  This balance of IT and Industry experience makes him well placed to deliver business driven results.

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Ed Wrazen    

Ed Wrazen
VP Product Management, Big Data
Trillium Software



Ed Wrazen is VP Product Management, Big Data with Trillium Software, a leading provider of enterprise data governance and data quality solutions. Ed is responsible for the product strategy, roadmap and launch for Trillium’s Big Data products and solutions. With 30 years’ experience in database and data management technologies, Ed has held roles in software development, consulting and marketing in global businesses and technology companies. He has specialized in data architecture, performance design, data integration and data quality. He is a regular speaker at industry events worldwide and author on data management, data governance and data quality topics.

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