23 May 2019 | London
The Landmark London Hotel

The UK’s most prominent data conference is back!

Information Age is pleased to announce the return of its flagship data conference and the UK’s leading event for the use of data in the enterprise.

The Data Leadership Summit is the thinking person’s big data event – for IT pros who are not drawn into hype but do recognise opportunities. They don’t want another hype-fuelled event telling them what big data is – they want to become leaders in generating business value from data.

Doing this involves looking at the subject not just from an analytics and intelligence angle, but also from an infrastructure and transformation perspective, strategy and innovation, and security and governance.

This 360° view of how to approach data in the enterprise has gained much praise since the event’s launch in 2012, and now registrations are open for the seventh Data Leadership Summit, set to take place on 23 May 2019 at The Landmark Hotel.

The summit’s renowned speakers are the cream of the crop of the data and IT world when it comes to demonstrating real business value from deploying technology and data strategies in large organisations.

A number of the speakers are also alumni of the Data Leadership Awards, a prominent programme in association with the Data Leadership Summit that reveals and celebrates the UK’s top data leaders each year. Both events take place on 23 May – summit in the day and awards in the evening – forming an important date in the data community’s calendar.








Bonhill Group is delighted to welcome you to the annual Data Leadership Summit, co-located with the Data Leadership Awards on the 23rd of May 2019.

Understanding your data has never been more important. Data has become the “new oil” or the “new currency” many will say. It is the commodity that fuels digital innovation, however, unlocking actionable insight is still a pain point for many companies (Datanami, 2019). Not only is the data itself gold, so are the analytical methods we implement to identify its worth. This knowledge about your company and your customer’s behaviours significantly influences your business models, strategies, products and services. With the right information, we are able to predict behaviours, identify trends, improve internal efficiency and reduce costs.

While the opportunities seem endless and profitable – “with great power comes great responsibility”. As data and analytical processes evolve so do roles and responsibilities, technologies, cyber threats and regulations. GDPR has significantly influenced how and what data is collected. Marketing strategies have been revised. Data and analytics teams are growing, however, the technologies and investments they require are yet to be approved. Greater security awareness and privacy protection are at the forefront of company concerns. And the amount of information we receive has more than doubled as a result of more ‘connected things’.

This year’s one-day conference programme aims to address the points mentioned above and more through engaging presentations, insightful panel discussions and fireside chats. Join us as we discuss:

● Market analysis and regulatory change
● Championing data and analytics
● AI benefits and social responsibilities
● Game changing machine learning developments
● Greater Cyber security awareness

Each year we welcome leading professional and headlining companies. In 2018 we were delighted to welcome speakers and attendees from Southern Water, Cancer Research UK, Lowell Group, Peculium/AIEVE, SKY, Founders4Schools, Expedia, Royal Mail Data Services, Legal & General, EE/BT, Lebara Mobile, NASA, IBM, Shell, GE Aviation, News UK, JLL, KPMG, Veolia, MapR, National Trust, London Borough of Camden, FinancialForce, Infoshare, Big Data for Humans, ASDA, dunnhumby, Alteryx, Vodafone and many more. The Summit is your opportunity to hear from and network with your data peers and it does not end there! Be sure to join us at the Data Leadership Awards evening where we recognise and celebrate the best in the business. Categories include and are not limited to: Chief Data Officer of the Year; Data Analytics Firm of the Year; Data Scientist of the Year; Data for Good; Data Transformation of the Year; Rising Star; Chief Security Officer of the Year; Data Leader in AI and Best Data Technology Product of the Year. Come and share your knowledge and expertise while staying on top of important industry trends.

We look forward to welcoming you in May!

Click here to view the AGENDA
08:30 Registration opens

09:00 Producer & Chairperson’s Conference Welcome

Tania Ferreira, Senior Conference Producer, Bonhill Group


09:10 PRESENTATION: The latest technological advancements to improve data and analytics

  • Discussing the latest data trends and analytical breakthroughs in 2018/2019
  • Where have these made the biggest impact?
  • What can we expect to see in 2020? How far will data take us?

09:25 PANEL DISCUSSION: 12 months later – How has GDPR influenced businesses and industries?

  • Analysing which industries have experienced the most change and influence as a result of this regulation
  • Identifying what is still unclear and understanding how to avoid fines
  • How has data collection changed in the past year – What changed? What have you gained? What has been lost?
  • Overcoming regulatory restrictions: Are we being as efficient as we can be?Steve Wright, GDPR Advisor, Bank of England
    Senior representative from One Trust

09:55 PANEL DISCUSSION: Data driven decision making = money in the bank

  • Analysing what people do, when, why, etc
  • Identify trends and benefits to make informed marketing and strategic decisions
  • Discussing the latest coding and interpretation processes in place
  • How to be sure you are collecting the right information and that you are not losing out on opportunities to monetise information
  • Providing all-connected experiences for B2C through multiple user touch points i.e. mobile, laptop, ipads and moreModerator: Christopher Conroy, Data Consultant – Head of Data Science
    Sudip Trivedi, Head of Data, Analytics and Connectivity, London Borough of Camden

10:35 Morning Break & Speed Networking

If you would like to take part in speed networking, please contact Tania.Ferreira@bonhillplc.com
*Note: Vendor companies will be required to sponsor in order to participate.


11:20 PANEL DISCUSSION: Empowering your data scientists through cultural change

  • Discussing public perception and internal realities regarding data collection and processing investments
  • How to educate an organisation and get them data ready
  • Understanding the challenges to obtain models, new platforms and department support
  • How is company culture inhibiting data-driven advancements?
  • How are teams and companies working to overcome this challenge?Moderator: Christopher Conroy, Data Consultant – Head of Data Science
    Johanna Hutchinson, Head of Data, The Pensions Regulator
    Jan Teichmann, Senior Data Scientist, Zoopla
    Odina Ifeoma, Consultant Engineer, European Space Agency – ESA

12:00 CASE STUDY: Delivering value to restaurants through data

  • What data do we share with our restaurant partners?
  • How does it drive value?
  • Mapping the path forwardRahma Javed, Director of Engineering, Deliveroo

12:15 PRESENTATION: Openreach’s data literacy journey

This talk will look at how Openreach has transformed into a more data literate organisation, and the
holistic steps taken to enable that transformation.

  • Creating a case for data and analytical transformation in an organisation
  • Outlining the steps we’ve taken, the barriers we’ve faced and how we’re overcoming them
  • Reimaging a different futureJason Teoh, Head of Business Intelligence for Fibre & Network Delivery, Openreach

12:30 CASE STUDY: Data in retail – a 360 view of your customer

  • Discussing how data is currently used in retail and what is missing
  • Rolling out your own 5-year plan to grow your customer knowledge and business strategies
  • Why predictive and recommendation based models work bestTarun Samtani, Data Protection Officer, Boden


12:45 FIRESIDE CHAT: The benefits of automated processes on workloads and how it influences the workforce

  • How extensive amounts of data is sorted through, filtered and processed efficiently
  • How automated systems are reducing workloads and increasing problem-solving efficiency
  • Discussing the opportunities of focusing on new projects and less on mundane tasks
  • How significant and how disruptive will the reduction in the workforce be?
  • What new jobs will need to be created? Where and when will these take effect?Moderator: Chris
    Odina Ifeoma, Consultant Engineer, European Space Agency – ESA

13:15 FIRESIDE CHAT: AI algorithms and assisted services still presenting bias

  • Diverse and inclusive technologies – is this a reality today?
  • Discussing how the lack of diversity in the development of tech such as Siri and facial recognition,
    has hindered understanding and identification processes
  • Discussing recruitment data and the use of AI – How to get around algorithm bias

13:30 Networking Lunch


14:15 PRESENTATION: Overcoming machine learning bias through model analysis

  • Understanding end-user search habits and filtered fields
  • How to run analyses on production both online and offline
  • How to prevent lost opportunities through overly filtered end-user suggestions on a wider scale
  • Understanding results and knowing what information to use from the “black box”
  • How do you make this analysis sustainable with large traffic levels?Miguel Gonzalez-Fierro, Data Science and AI, Microsoft

14:30 PRESENTATION: Money making recommendations – how to adapt and adopt this model for your products/services

  • Analysing revenue generation through recommendation systems by global brands
  • Identifying customer interests and behaviours through user clicks to offer recommendations accordingly
  • How does this system reduce costs?
  • What’s next – how will recommendation features continue to evolve further?


14:45 FIRESIDE CHAT: Identifying the susceptible data and markets prone to attacks

  • Evaluating the implications of an attack on your data
  • How to effectively safeguard and standardise your most valuable asset
  • What is needed and what is next to guarantee up-to-date cybersecurity systems?
  • Evaluating in-house development vs outsourced cybersecurity services

15:15 PRESENTATION: The importance of greater security awareness and privacy protection

  • Understanding how much information is exposed and where your company is vulnerable
  • How to avoid hacks and information cloning
  • Examining how greater investment in security awareness could save companies millions and give end users their privacy backBelinda Enoma, Strategy & Leadership Coach & Lifestyle Writer. iStartandFinish.com

15:30 FIRESIDE CHAT: How to comply with regulations without compromising security efforts

  • Debating data ownership and where to draw the privacy line
  • Discussing government/regulatory requests for backdoors into secure systems – who monitors this?
  • Highlighting concerns regarding consolidation of power
  • How will this influence who we work and who has control of information in the future?

16:00 Summit Round-Up: The future of data

  • Discussing the key takeaways from this year’s summit
  • How will you implement some of these ideas into your organisation/sector?
  • What will be the challenges and new opportunities moving forward?
  • What topics and focus should be considered for Data Leadership in 2020?
16:15 End of Conference
Data Leadership Industry Awards – London
19:00 Champagne Reception
19:30 Welcome and Keynote Addresses


Belinda Enoma

Belinda Enoma

Strategy & Leadership Coach & Lifestyle Writer

Caroline Carruthers

Caroline Carruthers

Director and Co-Author

Christopher Conroy

Christopher Conroy

Data Consultant - Head of Data Science

Jan Teichmann

Jan Teichmann

Senior Data Scientist

Jason Teoh

Jason Teoh

Head of Business Intelligence for Fibre & Network Delivery

Lynn Pope

Lynn Pope

Head of Data Strategy

Miguel Gonzalez-Fierro

Miguel Gonzalez-Fierro

Senior Data Scientist

Neil Currie

Neil Currie

Head of Data Management

Odina Ifeoma

Odina Ifeoma

Consultant Engineer


Registrations are OPEN for the Data Leadership Summit 2019!

Register now for a free ticket! 

Are you in an IT and/or data management/leadership role at an end-user organisation? If so, you are entitled to a free all-access pass to Data Leadership Summit. Simply apply for your ticket here and, upon review, we will confirm your place ASAP with a calendar invite.

NB: Free tickets are not available to individuals working for a technology/software vendor, consultancy or systems integrator, unless they work in an end-user IT role (e.g. IT director, head of IT, CIO etc.). The decision of the event organiser is final

Sponsorship enquiries: 

Joe Aspis

Sarah Beaman


Speaker enquiries: 

Tania Ferreira