Chief Data Officer Exchange Series Advisory Board 2018

The CDO Exchange Series is proud to present its expert advisory board for 2018.

The mission of the CDO Exchange Advisory Board is to provide input, guidance, support and advocacy for the CDO Exchange Series as we continue to connect global CDOs and Data and Analytics professionals in their pursuit of business wide data change management and success through our industry leading Exchanges.

These data experts come from enterprise level organisations across the UK and Europe from a wide selection of industries and are all defining and implementing the data strategies within their resepective forward-thinking organisations.

Mark Bird

Mark Bird, Global Head of Data for Global Regulatory Compliance, HSBC

Mark is an innovative leader in data with a successful history delivering data strategy to meet the growing needs of complex financial institutions such as HSBC, Credit Suisse, ING and JP Morgan. Mark possesses a proven track record in delivering and realising strategy through business transformation programmes. Extensive experience spanning the financial sector with particular emphasis on AML and Financial Crime Risk, KYC and On-boarding, Customer and Customer Analytics, Data Governance, Data Management, Data Quality and Programme Delivery.

John Belchamber

John Belchamber, Head of Global Business Intelligence, Telefonica

John is working within the new BI & Big Data team for Global Telefonica (SA).

John is responsible for:

  • Developing Global and local strategies for Big Data deployment across Europe and Latam driven by business use cases through new technology platforms.
  • Global development,deployment and piloting of centrally designed analytical models.
  • Best Practise knowledge share across all Telefonica companies.
  • Line Management responsibility of central Data Scientist team.

Bijna Dasani

Bijna Dasani, Global Head of Architecture and Innovation, Lloyds Banking Group

Bijna has established strategic, innovation and complex transformation successes, across the globe, for leading Financial Services firms.

Bijna received a felicitation at the House of Lords (UK), at the NRI World Summit (2017) and has been recognised as one of the top 50 Visionary Young Leaders in Business, by Henley Business School (2017), one of 35 leading British business women under 35, by Management Today, Accenture and The Telegraph (2015) a Rising Star by We Are the City (2013) and has received recognition with nine further honours including the National Diversity Awards (2012) and the Asian Women of Achievement Awards (2010). Bijna has also been honoured as the International Women’s Day Young Achiever of the Year (2006).

Bijna is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) and an Associate Member of Oriel College, University of Oxford.

Bijna advises and advocates for a diversified portfolio of social impact, inclusion and diversity causes. Bijna is also a Business and FinTech mentor. She also undertakes speaking engagements in these subjects and most recently, has hosted the London Chief Data Office Summit (Lloyds), moderated a panel on Artificial Intelligence, to an audience from 37 countries (SAID Business School, University of Oxford) and is a Judge for the 2017 Excellence in Diversity Awards. She can be contacted via LinkedIn for engagement.

Peter Jackson

Peter Jackson, Chief Data Officer, Southern Water

Peter is Chief Data Officer at Southern Water and is tasked with developing and delivering a data strategy for the organisation.  Southern Water supplies 524 million litres of drinking water from 89 water treatment works along 13,793 kilometres of water mains to customers’ taps.  It also treats and recycles 718 million litres of wastewater at 365 treatment works, after it is pumped through a network of 2,375 pumping stations and 39,600 kilometres of sewers each day. 

Previously Peter was Head of Data at The Pensions Regulator (TPR), which regulates the pensions and automatic enrolment in the UK. Before joining TPR Peter spent 17 years providing data strategy consultancy across the not for profit sector, financial services and FMCG, working with large multi-national organisations and blue chip brands. Peter is a specialist in Data Strategy, Data Technologies, Master Data Management Strategies, Data Governance Frameworks, GDPR and Data Science Strategies. Peter is the co-author of ‘The Chief Data Officer’s Playbook’ published by Facet November 2017.

Andrew Hall

Andrew Hall, Head of Data Fabric, BNP Paribas

Andrew Hall is the head of market and counterparty risk data strategy and governance at BNP Paribas, responsible for everything to do with data used in Market Risk and Counterparty Risk management. This includes data transformation, infrastructure and governance. Prior to this role, Andrew has worked within risk functions for the past twenty years, delivering market risk and counterparty risk systems at investment banks and asset managers in the City. Prior to moving into the city, Andrew worked in Geographical Information Systems, an early precursor to “google earth”; and before that he applied artificial intelligence and speech recognition techniques to a variety of problems. These days, he has rediscovered his old love of fencing, and can often be seen with an epee trying not to pull a muscle.

Mark Allen

Mark Allen, Head of Data and Cloud Governance, Capital One

Data is essential to everything we do at Capital One. Ensuring data is of exceptional quality throughout the enterprise is critical to helping the business make the right decisions.

It is Mark's privilege to be responsible for ensuring Capital One's data meets current and future quality expectations set by the business, our regulators - Mark is responsible for governance efforts around GDPR - and our Capital One partners in the US. He is all about driving passion, efficiency and collective accountability for the quality of data Capital One produce and consume.

By partnering with senior leaders in UK and US, Mark is disrupting and re-imagining delivery of Data Stewardship and data quality. Focusing on creating excellence in new AWS cloud data governance through engagement and collaboration, he is preparing to deliver next-gen data analytics and cloud data storage processes.

Rob McKendrick

Rob McKendrick, Head of Data Science Engineering, Co-operative Group

Rob is Head of Data within the CMO’s Data Science team at the Co-operative Group in Manchester. He is responsible for Data Strategy, Governance and Engineering and works closely with teams in rest of the company. The Co-op is one of the world’s largest consumer co-operatives working in Food, Insurance, Funeralcare and other markets.

Rob has worked in data and analytics for over 20 years, starting as a research engineer in parallel database technology. Over the years he has worked at shaping and building data and analytic capabilities in household name organisations in Finance, Telecoms, Utilities, Government and Retail. The big attraction of the Co-op to Rob is that it is an open organisation owned by its members, which raises the bar on data governance and stewardship.

kinnari ladha

Kinnari Ladha, Head of Business Intelligence, TUI

Kinnari is a leading expert in Business Intelligence & Analytics with over 15 years’ experience using data and insight to drive business strategy and marketing to transform relationships with customers.   Kinnari is currently the Head of Business Intelligence & Data within TUI Group where she is a key member of the global analytics leadership team contributing to the Analytic Strategic Direction and Digital Transformation of the business.  Kinnari started her career as a data analyst programming in SAS & SQL has since taken on senior roles leading and managing analytic strategy, transformation and delivery across multiple industries, bringing a wealth of knowledge having worked with data across a range of sectors including, Telecoms, Retail, Travel, and Automotive industries.  

apurva sinha

Apurva Sinha, Head of Innovation and Information Management, Network Rail

angela simpson

Angela Simpson, Director, Global ERP and Head of Data Delivery Service, GSK

graeme mcdermott

Graeme McDermott, Chief Data Officer, Addison Lee

Graeme left University with a degree in a bizarre subject called Actuarial Science and entered the dark world of very grey people who worked every hour god sent and did numbers for breakfast, lunch & dinner. He got into writing algorithms behind Insurance company systems for surrender values, car insurance premiums and mortgage indemnity (remember the 80’s property boom bust). 

After 7 years of trying to finish the intolerable exams Graeme gave up and found he could make a good living working with data and MI systems. He loved the behind the scenes complexity with simplistic front ends for my fellow Actuarial users.

After a few years at the AA, Graeme was approached to set up an internal marketing analytics team and work with the central function running the warehouse. After 3 years he assumed total charge as we headed away from our parent company Centrica, and the rest as they say is history. 

Following a further change of ownership in 2014 and increasing importance of data Graeme took on the role as Data & Insight Director. During the final 2years at the AA he led the business involvement in the Business Process Management and CRM system purchase of Pega and led the phase0 implementation of an operational SCV.

After 17 years and 5 changes of AA ownership Graeme decided to move totally outside his comfort zone, industry and location. In May 2016 Graeme took on the role as Chief Data Officer at Addison Lee to help transform their data, MI and analytics function.

18 months into that journey, as data is never finished, he is enjoying seeing the fruits of his data labour whilst also setting the strategy for the next 12months as Addison Lee grows globally and modernises its platform and processes.

Graeme have been named in the Top100 DataIQ Data Professionals 3years in a row and enjoys giving his thoughts and ideas back to the industry.

jaco van der berg

Jaco Van Der Berg, Head of Data, The Hut Group 

Jaco leads The Hut Group's Data Engineering and B2B Software Engineering teams in the north-west of England. With over 15 years experience in high volume, low latency online transactional businesses, he specialises in building highly skilled technology teams managing scalable, highly performant systems. Jaco has a key focus on fostering a data-driven culture and an 'everything-as-code' approach to infrastructure projects.

darren cooper

Darren Cooper, Director of Industry Solutions, Stibo Systems

Darren has spent much of his career in software sales consulting, working in a variety of industries. During the last 15 years, he has specialised in information management, advising global, blue chip companies on their data governance strategies. Today, Darren provides leadership in helping Stibo Systems grow its business by demonstrating how our unique technology can help accelerate our customers’ digital transformation journeys.

matthew sawyer

Matthew Sawyer, Director of Data, 

Business intelligence and data strategy leader with a proven track record of analytic excellence and successful strategy implementation. Key areas of focus include applying scientific rigour, adopting pragmatic thinking and implementing rational, data led decision making. Data is at the heart of every modern business and decision making needs to be data driven. Turning data into insight and leveraging this as Board level influence has led to demonstrable success at Just Eat and momondo Group.

francois cadillon

François Cadillon, Vice President UK & Ireland and South Europe, MicroStrategy

Born in France, Cadillon received a master degree in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics Engineering from ENSIMAG (France).

With 25+ year track record in IT and business solutions as well as customer account management, François establishes long term client relationships based on deep trust and works with the clients to solve problems, instigate change or innovation.

François has focused most of his career on Business Analytics, he worked with large software organisations like Oracle and SAP managing Strategic Accounts and he joined MicroStrategy 8 years ago for a Pan European role.

He has been engaged with major Transformational Projects for large FSI and Retail organisations around Europe, promoting a strong adoption, innovation as well as the setup of Global Center of Excellence for our major customers. 

nigel tozer

Nigel Tozer, Solutions Marketing Director EMEA, Commvault

Nigel is the Solutions Marketing Director for EMEA and a media spokesperson for the region, with over 25 years’ experience in the IT industry and the past 21 years entirely focused on enterprise data & information systems.  He has a wealth of knowledge on all aspects of data management, advising partners and customers on best practice. Nigel was an early advocate of cloud as a business-transforming technology, and currently spends much of his time on the data-related aspects of GDPR compliance. Never short of an opinion, Nigel is a regular speaker at industry events, writes for the media and is a frequent blogger.

martin treder

Martin Treder, MD Data Management International, FedEx

Martin provides the best Data Governance, Data Quality, Data Solutions, Data Standards, Data Analytics, Master Data and Reference Data for the best Express company on earth.

peter weston

Peter Weston, Cloud & Analytics Speciaility Sales Leader, IBM UK Ltd

Peter is helping orgnisations of all sizes with digital transformation to create new markets and redefine existing using Analytics , AI, Data Science Cloud and Blockchain technologies.

He leads a team of sales specialists who help IBM's clients become innovators from our extensive portfolio of solutions and proven consulting expertise. 

Our client engagements cover a broad range of challenges from:

- AI , Data Science and Machine Learning -Predictive and Cognitive Analytics

- Big Data, Hadoop, Streaming Analytics Open Source Apache Spark, Apache Atlas, 

- Unified Data Governance, Master Data Management , 360% customer view 

- Content, Case Management Solutions 

All delivered on either On Premise, Cloud or Hybrid deployments 

25 years in the Software industry in Sales, Marketing and Business Development , building and managing high performance teams.