THE UK’S TOP DATA LEADERS REVEALED AND CELEBRATED

24 May 2018 | Hilton London Bankside
Dress Code: Business Smart

The Data Leaders Awards is the UK’s premier initiative for celebrating data leadership and excellence among the sector’s highest achievers. Organised by Information Age magazine, the Data Leaders list is updated annually to recognise the top individuals and companies driving data innovation and business value in the enterprise, with a series of ‘best in class’ winners revealed at the awards ceremony. The 2018 event will take place on 24 May at the Hilton London Bankside.

The Data Leaders Awards honour the people at the forefront of data – those transforming organisations and enhancing decision-making through its use, managing and controlling its proliferating growth, and driving new business value.

The explosion of data – and what can be done with it – has been the most transformational trend to emerge from the digital age. It is also the area where the most groundbreaking technology has been developed.

The pace of innovation in this industry has been rapid, with new ways of generating insight from data springing up regularly. The sale of big data and business analytics software, hardware and services will reach $187 billion by 2019, according to IDC.

Meanwhile, the professionals and executives involved in the deployment of these technologies in enterprises have shown just how impactful their application can be in improving services, driving efficiencies and cost savings, and trailblazing new opportunities for growth.

And while it’s easy to dwell on the ‘sexier’ examples of big data, other cutting-edge technologies have enabled unprecedented ways to build infrastructure that can house and scale its growth – and protecting sensitive information from ever-expanding cyber threats is also a critical consideration.

All functions involved in driving data innovation in the UK are considered for the Data Leaders Awards, whether it be the vendors developing and selling the technology, the end-users deploying and applying it to wider technology strategies, or the consultancies or integrators helping them do it.

Nominations for the 2018 Data Leaders Awards are now closed. 

SPONSOR

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PROGRAMME

19.00

Champagne Reception

20.00

Welcome and Keynote Addresses

Roberto Maranca,  Former Chief Data Officer, Lloyds Banking

20.30

Dinner Commences

22.00

Awards Ceremony

22.45

Networking

00.00

Carriages

THE JUDGES

Paul Banoub

Paul Banoub

Director of Analytics as a Service, UBS Investment Bank

 

Nick Creagh

Nick Creagh

Data & Analytics Director, TES Global

 

Caroline Carruthers

Caroline Carruthers

Group Director of Data Management, Lowell Group

 

David Castro-Gavino

David Castro-Gavino

‎Data and Technology Client Director for Asia, EMEA & LatAm, dunnhumby

 

Andrew Crisp

Andrew Crisp

Global Identity Data Engineering Leader, Dun & Bradstreet

 

Dan Gilbert

Dan Gilbert

‎Director of Data, ‎News UK

 

Robin Hayden

Robin Hayden

Head of Data Architecture, Paddy Power

 

Matt Hobby

Matt Hobby

Former Head of Data Science for Analytics, Elsevier

 

Mark Howden

Mark Howden

Head Of Data, Santander Global Corporate Banking

 

Lauren Sager Weinstein

Lauren Sager Weinstein

Chief Data Officer, Transport for London

 

Katia Walsh

Katia Walsh

Chief Global Data and Analytics Officer, Vodafone

 

2018 DATA LEADERS BEST IN CLASS & FINALISTS

 FINANCIAL SERVICES AND INSURANCE

Best in Class: Jon Hussey

The breadth of Jon’s nomination impressed the judges. He created solid working conditions within his team, delivered key value through the use of data across a number of use cases and often goes above and beyond his role by introducing initiatives, like the first ever Barclaycard Data Hackathon.

 

Finalists

Jon Hussey, Barclays
Brian Baird, BGL Group
Barry Green, Continium
Anantha Prasad, HSBC
Umran Rafi, Santander
Nick Lloyd, Schroders Investment Management
Rupert Whitelaw, XL Catlin
Caroline Carruthers, Lowell Group
Kirsty Davies, Lloyds Banking Group

 GOVERNMENT AND NON-PROFIT

Best in Class: Matt Phipps-Taylor

The judges felt that Matt stood out in this category, with a unique nomination where it was clear his influence had led to tangible outcomes for his business. He effectively used data to drive more efficient and effective operations in an increasingly digital music industry.

 

Finalists

Sudip Trivedi, London Borough of Camden
Neill Crump, Worcestershire Office of Data Analytics
Sandro Scordo, Leonard Cheshire Disability
Mark Woodward, National Trust
Matt Phipps-Taylor, PPL
Nestoras Antonopoulos, Torus

 MEDIA, MARKETING, INTERNET AND LEARNING

Best in Class: Dr Larissa Suzuki

Larissa was described by the judges as the full package, and the sort of person you want using data. Her range of work and the clear focus on using data for good were also highlighted as key to her success in this category. Andy Kriebel from the Information Lab was also highly commended for his commitment to share his insights on how best to use data.

 

Finalists

Lachlan Ratjens, Collinson Group
Kevin Joyner, Croud
Ojey Kohestani, News UK
Mercedes Clark-Smith, Sky
Amanda Wigginton, Time Inc.
Dr Larissa Suzuki, Founders4Schools
Carly Wilson, Expedia
Andy Kriebel, The Information Lab

  TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND UTILITIES

Best in Class: Pratik Bose

Pratik’s use of data with emerging technologies like IoT helped deliver real-time analytics solutions that improved internal operations. His leadership in implementing advanced analytics and the range of big data he undertook were also mentioned. Natalie Jakomis from Dwr Cymru Welsh Water was highly commended by the judges for her role as a data culture shaper.

 

Finalists

Richard Tate, EE
Pratik Bose, BT
Tony Gill, Lebara
Natalie Jakomis, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water
Peter Jackson, Southern Water
Manu Kumar, BUPA

SERVICES AND CONSULTING

Best in Class: Catherine Wilks

On top of effectively carrying out her role, ensuring the smooth running of 11 business units, Catherine was commended by the judges for helping build future leaders, as well as her commitment to improving the number of women in the technology industry.

 

Finalists

Edward Thorne, Dun & Bradstreet
Fernando Lucini, Accenture
Srikant Kanthadai, Capgemini
Ellena Ronca-Thompson, Deloitte
Christine Andrews, DQM GRC
Paul Henderson, KPMG
Catherine Wilks, PwC
Danil Zburivsky, Pythian
Ruaraidh Thomas, DST Systems
Andrew Stevenson, Atos

ENTREPRENEUR

Best in Class: Chiin-Rui Tan

Chiin stood out for the judges in this category as someone who embodies what it means to be an entrepreneur. The range of her skills both in STEM as an active Python and in non-technical roles also impressed the judges.

 

Finalists

Kerri Davies, Fancensus
James Kirk, Ensek
Tobin Ireland, Smartpipe
David Milward, Linguamatics
Rahul Powar, Red Sift
Chiin-Rui Tan, Rho Zeta AI
Mark Hahnel, Figshare
Paul Alexander, Beyond Analysis
Dr Steve Marsh, GeoSpock
Shankar Vasudevan, SteelEye

CEO: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Best in Class: Nick Halstead

The judges felt that Nick has developed a product ahead of its time, that solves an existing problem – using blockchain technology for the purpose of sharing data. Nick is at the very forefront of what he is doing and is showing continued success in his endeavours.

 

Finalists

Orlando Agrippa, Draper & Dash
Matthew Ballinger, FuseMetrix Group Ltd
Nick Halstead, InfoSum
Kabir Barday, OneTrust
Josselin Guibert, Wine Picker
Debbie Garside, GeoLang Limited

GLOBAL LEADERS

Best in Class: Beth Beck

Beth was a unanimous winner, as the judges said what is has achieved is out of this world. Her wide ranging use of open data in driving innovation for NASA, combined with her hugely successful, 15,000 strong, International Space Apps Challenge meant that she was a firm favourite with the judges.

 

Finalists

Bob Muglia (USA), Snowflake Computing
Florian Douetteau (France), Dataiku
Yehuda Lindell (Israel), Dyadic Security (now Unbound Tech)
Abe Gill (USA), InCyber
Dave Tang (USA), Western Digital
Mathias Golombek (UK), Exasol
Anna Schlegel (USA), NetApp
Inderpal Bhandari (USA), IBM
Beth Beck, NASA
Mark Estall (NZ), 9 Spokes

DATA SCIENCE AND ANALYTICS

Best in Class: Soledad Galli

The judges felt Soledad embodied what the true spirit of a data scientist. Her fight against fraud and improving the customer experience via the use of data confirms this. Her nomination was articulate and personable, and outlined effectively why she was selected as a worthy winner of this award.

 

Finalists

Georgiana Marsic, Jaguar Land Rover
Donna Green, GE
Sandy Rogers, Saberr
Marvilano Mochtar, Coats Group
Adi Clowes, Center Parcs
Julia Clark, British Land
Soledad Galli, LV=
Daniel Jeavons, Royal Dutch Shell
Richard Jarvis, DXC Technology
Angela Simpson, GSK
Abed Ajraou, AIEVE

INFORMATION MANAGEMENT AND DATA PROTECTION

Best in Class: Joao Torres Barreiro

Joao’s promotion of privacy by design, sharing his insights was what distinguished him in this category. His willingness to share what works regarding data protection outside his own environment is what more people should be doing.

 

Finalists

Kate Lewis, GBG
Joao Torres Barreiro, HCL Technologies
Colin Tankard, Digital Pathways
Stuart Kelly, Reed Exhibitions
Bill McGloin, Computacenter
Lindsay McEwan, Tealium
Joe Morrisey, Hortonworks
Melanie Oldham, Bob’s Business
David Nunn, trust-hub.com

SOFTWARE

Best in Class: David Bolton

On top of being one of the biggest advocates for data driven possibilities and insights, the judges believed that David’s regular promotion of data best practices in the media and his use of data for good meant he deserved to win this category.

 

Finalists

Sheila Power, Big Data For Humans
Bobby Gill,  CarTrawler
Jim Stock, MapR Data Technologies
Rob Boville, (Former) Teleware
David Bolton, Qlik
Guy Hanson, Return Path
James Eiloart, Tableau Software
Joe Vande Kieft, Trokt
Myles McKeown, Infoshare
Andrew Bolton, FinancialForce

BEST IN CLASS 2018

Best in Class: Beth Beck

This accolade goes to the person whose contribution to data and how it is utilised stood out ahead of all the other shortlistees.

 

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