Keynote & Featured Speakers
Dr. Alexander Borek
Global Head of Data & Analytics, Volkswagen Financial Services
Dr. Alexander Borek is a data analytics executive, evangelist and thought leader. In his current role, he serves as the Global Head of Data & Analytics at Volkswagen Financial Services, which provides the financial products for the Automotive Brands of the Volkswagen Group. He runs an international operative unit consisting of data scientists, data engineers, product managers and UX experts to develop and operate high-end data analytics products. Before, he led the data analytics transformation at Volkswagen Group and worked as a consultant at Gartner and IBM, where he had advised Global Fortune 500 executives in multiple industries. Dr. Borek is the author of the books “Total Information Risk Management” and “Marketing with Smart Machines“. He holds a PhD from the Institute for Manufacturing at the University of Cambridge.
Enterprise Data Architect
Direct Line Group
In his data architecture career, Norbert’s work has included regulatory projects, growing and establishing data architecture and its governance. He has a background in enterprise data management, business intelligence and analytics in a variety of industries such as finance, technology and transportation. Other work he has done included BI strategy and regulatory solution architectures. More recently, he has joined Direct Line Group as Enterprise Data Architect.
Head of Data Governance, The Pensions Regulator
Phil is Head of Data Governance at The Pensions Regulator and is responsible for rolling out the Regulators Governance Framework.
The Pensions Regulator is the UK regulator of workplace pension schemes with a remit to ensure:
- That employers put their staff into a pension scheme and pay money into it.
- That workplace pension schemes are run properly so that people can save safely for their later years.
Phil has held and number of senior positions within national and local government and the Pensions Regulator. In recent years his roles have been heavily focused on data led transformation to deliver improved business outcomes and drive customer service. He has led analytical teams in highly pressurised environments; acting as the bridge between data, technology and the business.
Having spent much of his career being frustrated by the lack of good quality data, Phil is now focussed on doing something about it.
Donald Farmer is an internationally respected speaker and writer, with over 30 years’ experience in data management and analytics. His background is very diverse, having applied data analysis techniques in scenarios ranging from fish-farming to archaeology. He worked in award-winning start-ups in the UK and Iceland and spent 15 years at Microsoft and at Qlik leading teams designing and developing new enterprise capabilities in data integration, data mining, self-service analytics, and visualization. Donald is an advisor to globally diverse academic boards, government agencies, and investment funds and also advises several start-ups worldwide on data and innovation strategy.
Head of Data Management, Maersk Line
Sachin is heading the Data Management practice at Maersk Line responsible for delivery Master Data Management products, Data Governance setup for Master Data, Business Critical Data, Metadata, Reference Data and BI Data, Information Framework and Access Management. The Data Management practice at Maersk Line is anchored within the Business Intelligence setup and so the enabling self-service BI is one of Sachin’s teams’ primary objectives. Sachin comes with a Strategy Consulting background in the field of Information Management and Analytics Strategy. He has helped several clients with outlining and implementing on Master Data Management and Data Governance vision and roadmap along with Data Quality strategy.
Head of Data, Analytics & Insight (DA&I)
Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO)
Ian Wallis is Head of Data, Analytics & Insight (DA&I) at the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO). DA&I’s role is to transform DIO into a data-driven, evidence-based organisation to support efficient use of £3.5bn of annual spending to enable the armed forces to live, work and train. Ian’s remit encompasses data management, business intelligence, MI and reporting, analytics and insight. Ian has nearly thirty years’ experience in this field and has managed programmes in blue chip organisations, including data warehouse projects at organisations including Centrica and BBC. He has led analytics teams at HSBC, Royal Mail and The Pensions Regulator and delivered data management programmes at Thomson Reuters, Barclays and Arqiva. Ian works for Aecom and is deployed through the Strategic Business Partner arrangement which has insourced private sector expertise to transform the DIO. Prior to this, Ian worked as an interim manager through his own company, Data Strategists.
National Lead for Data Standards
Becky Russell is the National Lead for Data Standards at the Environment Agency, a role she has held since 2013. Previously she had held several other jobs in the Environment Agency including leading a Data Team and both managing a team and acting as a technical specialist to regulate industrial activities and implement European legislation. Becky is a qualified chemist, and initially joined Nestle through their Graduate Programme, before working for Cadburys, and then the Environment Agency.
Partners for Progress
Every time radio and TV hosts interviewed Lori about her book, Stories Trainers Tell, they’d ask: “Can story be used for more than training?” Her search for successful applications of story use in business functions such as strategy, project management, and finance are in the book, Wake Me Up When the Data Is Over. When the Dummies series called, she and Karen Dietz, PhD churned out her third bestseller, Business Storytelling for Dummies. One chapter grew into a unique framework for finding actionable insights in data and storifying them, catapulting Lori as a leader in data storytelling.
As the owner of Partners for Progress®, Lori helps firms strategize about their future and navigate through messy, complex changes. Since 1991, she’s worked across 20 industries with organizations like McDonalds, Chevron, Bechtel, Valmet, Wells Fargo, IAIDQ, Phillips North America, Target, and the U.S. Air Force. As a keynote speaker, Lori has inspired thousands of participants to take action. She’s an adjunct professor in the Industrial and Organizational Psychology Master’s program at Golden Gate University in San Francisco, and has also authored two books in the quality management field.
Head of Data Exploitation, Southern Water
Amy is Head of Data Exploitation at Southern Water having previously worked in Retail, Banking, the Public Sector and Consultancy leading work on data warehousing, master data management and analytics over a range of technology platforms. Her current responsibilities include analytic and data science functions at Southern Water. In 2015 she worked with Dr S Wakeling, Dr P Clough (both of Sheffield University) and J Wyper on original research into Graph Literacy and Business Intelligence which was published by TDWI.
Master Data Leader EMEA, Goodyear
Santanu Dawn is a Supply Chain professional currently focused on Business Intelligence and Master data in process industries. As BI and Master Data Leader EMEA; presently Mr. Dawn is leading an initiative to envision and implement Enterprise Information Management for Goodyear Dunlop Europe which includes governance risk and compliance. Prior to Goodyear Dunlop Europe, he held Supply Chain positions at process-based Fortune 500 Organizations, including Johnson & Johnson, T-Systems, Indian Oil Corporation and Tata Steel. Mr. Dawn received his Master’s degree from Symbiosis, India.
Data Scientist, Lidl
Andrey Sharapov is a data scientist and data engineer at Lidl. He is currently working on various projects related to machine learning and data product development. Previously, he spent 2 years at Xaxis where he helped to develop a campaign optimization tool for GroupM agencies, then at TeamViewer, where he led data science initiatives and developed a tools for customer analytics. Andrey is interested in “explainable AI” and is passionate about making machine learning accessible to general public.
Dr Jones Lukose
Information Management Officer, The International Criminal Court
Dr. Lukose is currently the Information Management Officer at the International Criminal Court in The Hague. He is responsible for the design, implementation and maintenance of integrated digital repositories for the Court. This responsibility involves the execution of the eCourt Strategy that covers both administrative and judicial areas of the Court. He is a Senior Information management practitioner with more than 20 years of national and international experience in developing and implementing information management strategies to achieve operational effectiveness and regulatory compliance by leveraging ICT. His expertise includes practical experience in implementing information governance and preservation processes and systems to modernise business processes and increase information transparency.
Jan Henderyckx is 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 stream lined 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.
Intelligent Business Strategies
Mike Ferguson is Managing Director of Intelligent Business Strategies Limited. As an analyst and consultant he specialises in business intelligence / analytics, data management, big data and enterprise architecture. With over 35 years of IT experience, Mike has consulted for dozens of companies on business intelligence strategy, technology selection, enterprise architecture and data management. 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 popular master classes in Big Data, Predictive and Advanced Analytics, Fast Data and Real-time Analytics, Enterprise Data Governance, Master Data Management, Data Virtualisation, Building an Enterprise Data Lake and Enterprise Architecture. Follow Mike on Twitter @mikeferguson1.
Rick van der Lans
Independent Analyst, Consultant, Author and Lecturer
Rick van der Lans is a highly-respected independent analyst, consultant, author, and internationally acclaimed lecturer specializing in data warehousing, business intelligence, big data, and database technology. He has presented countless seminars, webinars, and keynotes at industry-leading conferences. For many years, he has served as the chairman of the annual European Enterprise Data and Business Intelligence Conference in London and the annual Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence Summit in The Netherlands. Rick helps clients worldwide to design their data warehouse, big data, and business intelligence architectures and solutions and assists them with selecting the right products. He has been influential in introducing the new logical data warehouse architecture worldwide which helps organizations to develop more agile business intelligence systems. Over the years, Rick has written hundreds of articles and blogs for newspapers and websites and has authored many educational and popular white papers for a long list of vendors. He was the author of the first available book on SQL, entitled including Introduction to SQL, which has been translated into several languages with more than 100,000 copies sold. More recently, he published his book Data Virtualization for Business Intelligence Systems.
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Enterprise Data Architect, MOD
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Solution Architect, Tesco Plc
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Data Governance Manager, National Australia Bank Group
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Data Governance Manager, Yorkshire Building Society Group
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Data Migration Manager, United Utilities
"As always enjoyable and informative, picked up many ideas to take back."
Senior Developer, Standard Life
"The ultimate melting pot of ideas and best practices in Data Management."
Process Specialist, Information, Rolls-Royce
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Monday, 19 November 2018, Pre-Conference Workshops
Data Virtualization From A to Z
Principles for the New BI
Artificial Intelligence for Mere Mortals
Jos van Dongen, Principal Consultant, Tholis Consulting
Jos van Dongen
Principal Consultant, Tholis Consulting
Jos van Dongen is a consultant, trainer, analyst and author. Jos has been involved in software development, business intelligence (BI) and data warehousing since 1991 and is the (co)author of three highly acclaimed BI books. He’s currently working as analytics advisor and technology evangelist at SAS Netherlands and speaks regularly about advances in data management, data science & data visualization at national and international conferences.
Getting Started with Data Quality – A Primer
Jon Evans, Information Strategist & Founder, Equillian
Information Strategist & Founder
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.
Beyond GDPR Compliance to Ethical Data: A Practical Introduction to Ethical Information Management
Katherine O'Keefe, Lead Data Governance & Privacy Consultant, Castlebridge
Lead Data Governance & Privacy Consultant
Dr Katherine O’Keefe is a lead Information Governance and Privacy consultant, trainer, and Chief Ethicist with Castlebridge. She has worked with clients in a variety of sectors, from telco to healthcare to charities, on consulting and training engagements. She has represented Castlebridge at Data Governance conferences internationally and regularly writes about Data Governance topics on the Castlebridge website and in other industry publications. Katherine lectures on Data Ethics and Privacy at the Law Society of Ireland and is a member of an international Data Ethics roundtable. She is also a leading expert on the fairy tales of Oscar Wilde and leads Castlebridge’s Gamification team, exploring ways to use games, storytelling, and non- traditional training activities to help change how people in organisations think about information. Follow Katherine @okeefekat.
Data Modelling for Big Data
Chris Bradley, Information Strategist, Data Management Advisors Ltd
Data Management Advisors Ltd
Christopher Bradley has spent 35 years in the forefront of the Information Management field, working for leading organisations in Information Management Strategy, Data Governance, Data Quality, Information Assurance, Master Data Management, Metadata Management, Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence. Chris is an independent Information Strategist & recognised thought leader. Recently he has delivered a comprehensive appraisal of Information Management practices at an Oil & Gas super major, Data Governance strategy for a Global Pharma, and Information Management training for Finance & Utilities companies. Chris guides Global organizations on Information Strategy, Data Governance, Information Management best practice and how organisations can genuinely manage Information as a critical corporate asset. Frequently he is engaged to evangelise the Information Management and Data Governance message to Executive management, introduce data governance and new business processes for Information Management and to deliver training and mentoring. Chris is Director of the E&P standards committee “DMBoard”, an officer of DAMA International, an author of the DMBoK 2.0, a member of the Meta Data Professionals Organisation (MPO) and a holder at “master” level and examiner for the DAMA CDMP professional certification. Chris is an acknowledged thought leader in Data Governance, author of several papers and books, and an expert judge on the annual Data Governance best practice awards. Follow Christopher on Twitter @inforacer.
|11:00 - 11:15||
|12:45 - 14:00||
|14:00 – 17:15||
Designing A Logical Data Warehouse
The Art of AI
Jan W Veldsink, Lead AI at Rabobank Compliance and Core teacher Nyenrode Nyenrode / Rabobank
Jan W Veldsink
Lead AI at Rabobank Compliance and Core teacher Nyenrode Nyenrode / Rabobank
Jan is a creative and energetic new thinker, with a passion for people and human processes. Jan is a Senior Advisor, Trainer and Coach specialising in Artificial Intelligence and Intuitive interventions in organizations. His mission is to contribute to a secure and endurable environment within teams and organizations. His expertise areas are Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, cyber security, systems thinking, organizational/group dynamics, serious gaming and innovations.
Governing the Data Lake - The Critical Importance of An Information Catalogue
Making Enterprise Data Quality a Reality
Nigel Turner, Principal Information Management Consultant EMEA, Global Data Strategy
Principal Information Management Consultant EMEA
Global Data Strategy
Nigel Turner is Principal Information Management Consultant for EMEA at Global Data Strategy Ltd. and Vice-Chair of the Data Management Association of the UK. Nigel has worked in Information Management for over 25 years, both as an in-house implementer of Information Management solutions at British Telecommunications plc and subsequently as an external consultant to more than 150 clients, including the Environment Agency, British Gas, HSBC, Intel US and others.
Closing the Communication Chasm: Using Stories to Convey Actionable Insights
The Lost Art of Conceptual Data Modelling
|15:30 - 15:45||
Tuesday, 20 November 2018, Conference Day 1 & Exhibits
|09:00 – 09:10||
Joint Conference Chair Introductions: Rick van der Lans, R20/Consultancy and Jan Henderyckx, Inpuls
|09:10 – 10:00||
Plenary Keynote: It's Not about You, It's About Them: Helping Others Take Action Based on Data
|10:05 – 10:50||
Business Intelligence & Analytics Keynote: Working with Ambiguity
Enterprise Data Keynote: Using Enterprise Information Management at the International Criminal Court to End Impunity
|10:50 – 11:20||
Break & Exhibits
|11:20 – 12:05||
Plenary Keynote Panel Discussion: The Changing Role of Data in Organisations
Business Intelligence & Analytics
Business Intelligence & Analytics
|12:10 – 12:55||
The Automated Factory Worker
Data Product Development: from Zero to Hero
Data, Meet Regulations. How do you do?
Peter Campbell, Founding Member & Director, DAMA BeLux
Founding Member & Director, DAMA BeLux
Peter Campbell has been working in data management for most of his career, spanning over 3 decades. He has worked in many different industries, primarily internationally, after relocating to Europe from Boston in the early 1990s, working at that time for Bachman Information Systems. Since 2012, he has been actively working on regulatory / compliance projects which will be presented in this session. He is also a Founding Member and Director of the BeLux (Belgium & Luxembourg) Chapter of DAMA (Data Management Association), and has been involved in the Brussels Data Science Community and the European Data Innovation Hub, and is a guest lecturer at local universities on data management topics.
Why Training the Organisation and not just the Data Team is Vital
|12:55 – 14:25||
Lunch, Exhibits and Perspective Sessions
|14:25 – 15:15||
Plenary Keynote: Data Science for Grown Ups: How to Get Machine Learning out of the Lab to Scale it Across the Enterprise
|15:20 – 16:05||
Business Intelligence & Analytics Keynote: Making Money with Customer Data
Sakari Jorma, CDO & CTO, Talenom
CDO & CTO, Talenom
Sakari Jorma has almost 20 years of experience in Business development and Data & Information Management. He is currently leading Talenom (Nordics, Financial & Accounting Services Company) Digital Services business unit. Before Talenom, Sakari ramped up Software AG Information & MDM Management practice globally and developed the Go to market strategies for Software AG. He also spent more than 10 years leading Nokia Master Data Management globally, where he worked with a Product, a Customer, a Reference and a Supplier Master Data Management including Data Quality and Data governance. He has also extensive expertise within the CRM and the Product Life Cycle Management (PLM) by being the in lead of implementing and leading Services of global CRM and PDM principles. Sakari is board member of DAMA and received 2016 DAMA Excellence award from his work in leading and building a practical approach to data management.
Enterprise Data Keynote Panel - GDPR: Beyond Compliance
Mike Simons, Associate Editor CIO.co.uk, ComputerworldUK and Techworld
Associate Editor CIO.co.uk, ComputerworldUK and Techworld
Mike Simons is a highly experienced technology journalist, working as Associate Editor for CIO.co.uk , ComputerworldUK.com and Techworld. He is regularly called on to judge industry awards, including, recently, the SAP Quality Awards also working as a film producer. He was News Editor at ComputerWeekly.com and of a combined Computer Weekly and ComputerWeekly.com before joining IDG as Launch Editor of ComputerworldUK and subsequently taking over responsibility of Techworld as well.
|16:05 – 16:35||
Break & Exhibits
|16:35 – 17:20||
Enterprise and Self-Service BI on Top of a Data Lake
Krystyna Kurinna, Teamlead Data Access Services & Solutions, Scout24 AG
Teamlead Data Access Services & Solutions, Scout24 AG
Krystyna Kurinna have got a PhD in mathematics from Doneck University (Ukraine) and has many years of experience is business intelligence environments. She is responsible for Data Assess Services & Solutions team at Scout24 AG. Vision of her team is, that every business user is provided with best services and solutions to create sustainable and scalable analysis. Scout24 is the biggest German platform for those who search for real estate, cars and financial planning information and those who offers it.
Data Science Workbenches and Machine Learning Automation – New Technologies for Agile Data Science
You Cannot Inspect Ethics into a Product: Ethics and Quality Management
Mind your Language: The Criticality of Common Data Definitions in Managing Complex Data
|17:25 – 17:45||
The Power of Data as a Catalyst for Collaboration
Jonathan Sunderland, Data Evangelist, Harbr
Data Evangelist, Harbr
Jonathan is a highly experienced transformational data leader with broad experience of building new organisation capability and establishing high performing agile data teams across a variety of industries. As evangelist at HARBR his role is to champion agile data, to help organisations with the cultural changes needed to drive long term effective value from data as a asset.
Brewing a Data Driven Organisation Leveraging on Self-Service Analytics
Alfredo Pirrone, VP Strategic Planning, Cerveceria Regional
VP Strategic Planning, Cerveceria Regional
Alfredo is VP Strategic Planning of Cerveceria Regional. For the last four years, he has led the undergoing transformation of Cerveceria Regional to a data centred organization. During this period, Alfredo has gradually become more involved in managerial and technical aspects of business intelligence and data science. Alfredo is an executive with more than 30 years of experience in the areas of corporate finance, capital markets, financial planning, strategic planning and business intelligence acquired in companies in the investment banking, beverage, mining and management consulting sectors. He has a vast experience in financial modelling, business analysis, and business planning, developed mainly in Venezuela, but with assignments in the United States and several countries in Europe and Latin America. Alfredo holds a Computer Engineer degree (Caracas 1980) and an MBA (London 1999).
AI and IoT for Good
Wael Elrifai, VP for Solution Engineering - Big Data, IOT & AI, Hitachi Vantara
VP for Solution Engineering - Big Data, IOT & AI, Hitachi Vantara
Wael Elrifai is a thought leader, book author & public speaker in the AI & IoT space in addition to his role as VP of Big Data, IoT & AI at Hitachi Vantara. He has served corporate and government clients in North America, Europe, the Middle East, and East Asia across a number of industry verticals and has presented at conferences worldwide. With graduate degrees in both electrical engineering economics he’s a member of the Association for Computing Machinery, the Special Interest Group for Artificial Intelligence, the Royal Economic Society, and The Royal Institute of International Affairs.
Data Management in Manufacturing
Felix Streichert, Chief Data Manager, Bosch
Chief Data Manager
Felix Streichert is the Chief Data Manager in manufacturing for the Bosch Group which is a leading global supplier of technology and services. Originally a machine learning researcher he worked for several years on intelligent solutions and customer projects for mobility systems at Bosch. Originating from his work on the artificial intelligence initiative at Bosch he specialized some years ago on data governance and management for I4.0 and IoT activities in manufacturing establishing and coordinating several data governance teams in different business sectors at Bosch.
|17:45 – 18:30||
Drinks Reception & Exhibits
Wednesday, 21 November 2018, Conference Day 2 & Exhibits
|09:00 – 09:55||
Plenary Keynote: Challenges of Developing an Enterprise Data Marketplace
|09:55 – 10:25||
Break & Exhibits
|10:25 – 11:10||
Business Intelligence & Analytics Keynote: Driving Change by Applying Analytics Enterprise-Wide
Enterprise Data Keynote: The Producer, the Consumer, the Owner and the Rest of the World: Governing Big Data
|11:15 – 12:00||
Plenary Keynote: Digital Business: Tomorrow is Already Here
Andreas Bitterer, Chief Analytics Evangelist EMEA, SAP
Chief Analytics Evangelist EMEA, SAP
Andy Bitterer is SAP chief analytics evangelist EMEA, based in Hamburg, Germany. He brings both corporate and industry analyst experience, joining from SAS where he was senior director for the BI product line. Prior to that, he was an IT research analys and consulted with clients as VP and research fellow at CXP/BARC and, as a research VP at Gartner, authored Magic Quadrants, Hype Cycles, and Predicts and spoke at many conferences worldwide. He also spent 15 years with IBM in various management, consulting and technical roles. Andy has authored numerous books, and he’s an accomplished pianist and award-winning photographer.
|12:00 – 13:00||
Lunch, Exhibits & Perspective Sessions
Business Intelligence & Analytics
Business Intelligence & Analytics
|13:05 – 13:25||
Is your Company Ready for Self-Service BI?
Ivan Schotsmans, Data Architect, Agile Information Factory
Agile Information Factory
With over 30 years of experience in various data warehouse and data governance programs across multiple industries, Ivan Schotsmans serves as Data Coordinator in a Agricultural, one of the largest in Western Europe. After two decades working on international data warehousing programs as developer, analyst and project manager, Ivan evolved to a data governance role. In this role he is responsible for the strategy and architect of several data migration programs. Ivan is pioneer in turning business intelligence environments into agile projects. Recently he concepts into big data initiatives. Ivan is (co-) founder and member of several global organizations (TDWI Benelux Chapter, DAMA, IAIDQ,) and international conferences.
Edge Analytics and Client-Side Machine Learning
Timo Kunz, Data Scientist, Catawiki
Timo has spent over a decade in the retail industry, mainly working with and researching pricing and promotion related topics. He is currently a Data Scientist for Catawiki where he focuses on customer behaviour modelling, customer analytics, personalisation, and customer value. His previous experience includes working or consulting for companies such as Yoox Net-A-Porter, Morrisons Supermarkets, Dansk Supermarked, Boots, Swiss Coop, LVMH, SAP, and Simon Kucher & Partners. He holds a PhD in Management Science from Lancaster University and has published in journals such as Decision Support Systems and the Journal of Revenue & Pricing Management.
How to Lower Costs Using IoT Supported by AI
Majken Sander, Independent Consultant
Majken Sander is a data nerd, business analyst and solution architect. She is well-known in the industry circles as an influential industry executive, international speaker, and accomplished data expert. Majken has worked in IT, management information, analytics, business intelligence, and data warehousing for more than 20 years. As a tech evangelist Majken often writes on topics like Data Warehouse Architecture & Automation, BI and Analytics, Business value in data and decision support.
How Data Governance Enables Building Self Service BI and Analytics Capabilities
|13:30 – 14:15||
Fastest Answer Wins – How Nordea Accelerates Data-Driven Projects
Paul Lynn, Product Engineering Team Lead, Nordea
Product Engineering Team Lead, Nordea
Paul Lynn leads the Product Engineering team at Nordea. His team helps to deliver Nordea’s next-generation data services and platform. Paul moved to Denmark in 2015 after spending nine years working in Product and Change roles in the investment banking sector. Paul holds a MA in Psychology, University of Dublin and an MPhil in Social and Developmental Psychology, University of Cambridge.
Tell your Story with Data
Hylke Peek, Consultant BI and Data Analytics, VX Company
Consultant BI and Data Analytics
Hylke Peek is a consultant in data solutions and is a specialist in Business Intelligence and Analytics. He has consulted for a wide variety of companies on enterprise business intelligence, Big Data processing and Analytics, Machine Learning, both on-premise and cloud. Hylke has spoken on multiple events and IT-channels to share his experience in the field. He loves working with data and sharing his experience with other data-minded individuals and organisations. Follow Hylke on Twitter: @hylkepeek.
Laying the Foundations Towards a Data-Driven Future
Sarah Whittle, Data Manager, Liverty
Sarah Whittle is Data Manager for Liverty Ltd, a large housing association based in South West England where she is responsible for implementing data governance & data quality frameworks and changing culture towards data. She started her early career in accountancy and since 1992 started work for a housing association in the finance department. She has always had an interest in data and led the association’s data migration & implementation of new financial and housing management systems. Prior to moving to Liverty she worked for HouseMark for 12 years, the sector’s leading provider of benchmarking and performance improvement services where she further developed her knowledge on data quality and validation techniques.
Jon Evans, Information Strategist & Founder, Equillian
Making Data Mainstream: Establishing a Data Function and Selling the Opportunities it Brings to a Commercial Organisation
|14:20 – 15:05||
The Analytics Factory
Avoiding Data Warehousing Failure - Experiences Building a Logical Data Warehouse
Make Insights a Team Sport with Data and AI
Lena Woolf, Senior Technical Staff Member, IBM
Senior Technical Staff Member
Lena Woolf is an IBM Senior Technical Staff Member with IBM Watson Knowledge Catalog team. She helps businesses to transform and improve their data science and analytics life-cycle processes by leveraging Watson Data and AI software. Prior to joining Watson organization, Lena provided architectural direction to Master Data Management team. Lena regularly speaks at professional conferences. As an inventor, she contributed to many patents and constantly pushes the boundaries of what’s possible with IBM technology. She demonstrated history of effectively transforming customer challenges and business requirements into enterprise grade software.
How do you Build a Data Strategy When the Execs Don't Really Get It
Abdulhameed Al Amer, SVP Data Strategy, Riyad Bank
Abdulhameed Al Amer
SVP Data Strategy, Riyad Bank
Abdulhameed Al-Amer is the Senior Vice President and Head of Business Data Management at Riyad Bank, with more than 15 years of experience in various data management fields. His primary areas of experience are Master Data Management, Data Governance, Data Quality Management, Business Intelligence, Metadata & Customer Relationship Management (CRM). Abdulhameed joined Saudi Arabia Riyad Bank in 2004, and he is managing the Enterprise wide practice of building up the Enterprise Business Information Management. Abdulhameed worked extensively in building the culture of data and information in the bank and convincing the organization with the need for treating data as a vital component of the organization assets.
Chris Bradley, Information Strategist, Data Management Advisors Ltd
|15:05 – 15:30||
Break & Exhibits
|15:30 – 16:15||
Plenary Keynote: Ethics Schmethics: Hype or Hope?
Daragh O Brien, Leading Consultant, Educator and Author, Castlebridge
Daragh O Brien
Leading Consultant, Educator and Author
Daragh O Brien is a leading Consultant, Educator and Author and the Managing Director of Castlebridge Associates. He is a well known and respected expert in the field of data ethics, data privacy and data governance. Daragh has co-authored a book about Information Ethics which will be published in 2018 by Kogan Page.
|16:15 – 16:30||
Thursday, 22 November 2018, Post Conference Full Day Workshops
|09:00 – 16:30||
Jumpstart your Enterprise Data Initiatives and Keeping Them on the Right Track
New Big Data Storage Technologies: From Hadoop to Graph Databases, and from NoSQL to NewSQL
Integrating Fast Data, Edge Analytics and Operational Decision Management into Your BI Environment
|10:30 - 10:45||
|12:15 - 13:15||
|14:45 - 15:00||
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Cancellation Liability: In the unlikely event of cancellation of the conference for any reason, IRM UK’s liability is limited to the return of the registration fee only.IRM UK will not reimburse delegates for any travel or hotel cancellation fees or penalties. It may be necessary, for reasons beyond the control of IRM UK, to change the content, timings, speakers, date and venue of the conference.
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- 22 Portman Square
- London W1H 7BG
- Tel: 020 7208 6000
Association of Enterprise Architects
The Association of Enterprise Architects (AEA) is the definitive professional organization for Enterprise Architects. Its goals are to increase job opportunities for all of its members and increase their market value by advancing professional excellence, and to raise the status of the profession as a whole.
BCS Data Management Specialist Group (DMSG)
The BCS Data Management Specialist Group (DMSG) helps Data Management professionals support organisations to achieve their objectives through improved awareness, management, and responsible exploitation of data.
We run several events each year whose focus areas include:
• The benefits of managing data as an organisational asset
• Skills for exploitation of data
• Data governance as a ‘Business As Usual’ activity
• Compliance with legislation, particularly that relating to data protection, data security and ethical usage of data
Our audience is anyone with an interest in the benefits to be gained from data. This includes: Chief Data Officers (CDO); Senior Information Risk Officer (SIRO); data managers/stewards; data governance officers; data protection/security advisors; data scientists; and business/data/database analysts.
The Data Governance Professionals Organization (DGPO) is an international non-profit, vendor neutral, association of business, IT and data professionals dedicated to advancing the discipline of data governance. The DGPO provides a forum that fosters discussion and networking for members and seeks to encourage, develop and advance the skills of members working in the data governance discipline. Please click here to view a PowerPoint overview of the DGPO.
About the EDM Council
The EDM Council is a neutral business forum founded by the financial industry to elevate the practice of data management as a business and operational priority. The prime directive is to ensure that all consumers (business and regulatory) have trust and confidence that data is precisely what is expected without the need for manual recalculation or multiple data transformations. There are four programs of the Council:
• Data Content Standards (FIBO): the standards-based infrastructure needed for operational management (identification, semantic language of the contract, classification). We own the industry ontology for financial instruments and entity relationships and make it available as an open source standard
• Data Management Best Practices (DCAM): the science and discipline of data management from a practical perspective (data management maturity, data quality, benchmarking).
• Data Implications of Regulation: translating the legislative objectives of transparency, financial stability, compressed clearing and cross-asset market surveillance into regulatory objectives and practical reporting requirements.
• Business Network: global meeting ground, CDO Forum and mechanism for sustainable business relationships
There are 135 corporate members of the Council (http://www.edmcouncil.org/councilmembers). We are governed by a board of 24 (http://www.edmcouncil.org/board). For more information visit www.edmcouncil.org.
Formed in 1999; the Electronic Commerce Code Management Association (ECCMA) has brought together thousands of experts from around the world and provides a means of working together in a fair, open and extremely fast internet environment to build and maintain global, open standard dictionaries used to unambiguously label information without losing meaning. ECCMA works to increase the quality and lower the cost of descriptions through developing International Standards. ECCMA is the original developer of the UNSPSC, the project leader for ISO 22745 (open technical dictionaries and their application to the exchange of characteristic data) and ISO 8000 (information and data quality), as well as, the administrator of US TAG to ISO TC 184 (Automation systems and integration), TC 184 SC4 (Industrial data) and TC 184 SC5 (Interoperability, integration, and architectures for enterprise systems and automation applications) and the international secretariat for ISO TC 184/SC5. For more information, please visit www.eccma.org.
IQ International (abbreviated as IQint), the International Association for Information and Data Quality, is the professional association for those interested in improving business effectiveness through quality data and information. All, including full-time practitioners, those impacted by poor data and information quality, and those who just want to learn more, are welcome!
IT-latino.net is the most important online Hispanic IT Media Network. With more than 120,000 registered users we have become an important online IT Business Forum organizing daily webinars and conferences on different Technology issues. We inform regularly a strong IT community from both sides of the Atlantic: Spain and Latin America.
ModernAnalyst.com is the premier community and resource portal for business analysts, systems analysts, and other IT professionals involved in business systems analysis. Find what you need, when you need it. The ModernAnalyst.com community provides Articles, Forums, Templates, Interview Questions, Career Advice, Profiles, a Resource Directory, and much more, to allow you to excel at your work. From junior analysts to analysis managers, whether you integrate off-the-shelf products, perform systems analysis for custom software development, or re-engineer business processes, ModernAnalyst.com has what you need to take your career to the next level.
Silicon UK is the authoritative UK source for IT news, analysis, features and interviews on the key industry topics with a particular emphasis on IoT, AI, cloud and other transformative technologies. The site is your guide to the business IT revolution, offering other resources such as jobs, whitepapers and downloads alongside its coverage. Stay informed, register to the newsletters.
Via Nova Architectura
A number of thought leaders in the area of business – and IT architectures have set up a digital magazine on architecture: Via Nova Architectura. Although started as an initiative within the Netherlands, the magazine should reach all those interested in the area of architecture, where-ever they live. Via Nova Architectura aims to provide an accessible platform for the architecture community. It is meant to be the primary source of information for architects in the field. The scope of Via Nova Architectura is “digital” architecture in the broadest sense of the word: business architecture, solution architecture, software architecture, infrastructure architecture or any other architecture an enterprise may develop to realize its business strategy.
The Data Governance Institute
The Data Governance Institute (DGI) is the industry’s oldest and best known source of in-depth, vendor-neutral Data Governance best practices and guidance. Since its introduction in 2004, hundreds of organizations around the globe have based their programs on the DGI Data Governance Framework and supporting materials. www.DataGovernance.com
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