CDO Institute: UK

CDO Institute: UK

Location: Central Hall Westminster

Date: Thursday 23rd May 2024

Time: 08:00 - 17:30 BST

Event Summary

The Global CDO Institute offers a curriculum of world-class, Chief Data Officer-driven academia helping executives respond to their top challenges and make the right decisions. Covering the latest trends and challenges, our flagship event provide a dynamic and agile mix of thought leadership, best practice discussions, and networking sessions.

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Fabian Libeau

VP of Sales, EMEA


2023 Featured Attendees

Event Chair

Data Director, Solera
Data Director, Solera
Jon Clay is an experienced data leader with over 16 years diverse experience leading international data-as-a-service (DaaS) teams, business intelligence and digital transformation initiatives, across multiple industries including automotive, financial services, rail, finance, utilities and government. He is passionate about driving change through embedding data driven cultures, and utilising insights to deliver sustainable revenue growth of user centric data products. Currently working within the automotive sector for Solera Cap Hpi, Jon leads the strategic direction, governance, quality and evolution of diverse vehicle data services and products utilised throughout Europe. In parallel, he is also studying an MBA at Warwick Business School.


2024 Agenda

- Discuss strategies for cultivating a culture of innovation within IT teams and across the organisation, fostering creativity and idea generation
- Identify opportunities for innovation within your organisation and align with technology initiatives with overall business objectives
- The importance of staying abreast of technology trends and leverage emerging technologies like AI, Blockchain and IoT to drive innovation
- Explore the role of risk-taking and a tolerance for failure in fostering an environment where innovation can thrive, encouraging experimentation and learning from setbacks
- How we can implement strategies to future-proof organisations by anticipating and adapting to evolving technology landscapes, market trends and customer needs

  • Darryl Beckford, Director of Architecture, Consumer, BT (Moderator)
  • Gabriel Chan, IT Director, GAW Capital
  • Elizabeth Akorita, Group Deputy Director, Digital Delivery, Department for Science, Innovation and Technology
  • Joel Deutscher, Executive General Manager – Technology & Innovation, Planit

As the hype around generative AI continues to build, many organisations are grappling with the challenges of digital fragmentation and complexity in their data and processes. In this boardroom session, we'll explore how CIOs can take the lead in driving their companies forward by leveraging intelligent integration and automation to provide the seamless services and applications needed to support change, growth, and scalability. We'll discuss the realities of generative AI, its opportunities for transformation, and practical approaches for scaling AI initiatives in a cohesive, integrated manner.

Discussion points:
- How is digital fragmentation impacting your organisation's productivity, decision-making, and customer experiences, and what are the key pain points and bottlenecks caused by siloed data and disconnected processes?
- How can intelligent integration solutions and process automation help break down data silos, streamline cross-functional processes, and drive operational efficiencies to achieve digital cohesion within your organisation?
- What are the key considerations and strategies for successfully scaling AI initiatives across the organisation, ensuring data governance, security, and compliance, while also fostering a culture of innovation and embracing new technologies like generative AI?

Ann Maya, EMEA CTO, Boomi

As the focus intensifies on AI, particularly Generative AI, it's crucial to ensure that your investment aligns with and scales according to your business priorities for substantial impact. Many companies are navigating this landscape by investing strategically to rapidly and cost-effectively scale their capabilities while bridging skill gaps. This discussion will explore top-priority AI use cases, strategies for scaling business value through Generative AI, holistic approaches to data and AI integration, and key considerations in technology, people, processes, and mindset for successful implementation.

Sean Poulley, COO, Keepler Data Tech

Triton, a leading European investment firm, embraced data maturity through the use of Neptune's Solution Platform. Their journey highlights the transformative impact of data maturity on operational efficiency and risk mitigation. Attendees will gain insights into practical strategies for navigating data management complexities and leveraging automation for organisational growth. Join us as we unravel Triton's key milestones, challenges, and triumphs, offering actionable takeaways for firms embarking on digital transformation.

This session delves into the intricacies of fostering a data-guided culture within organisations, addressing key components such as overcoming barriers, leadership impact, and successful team dynamics.

By using some example case studies from my own experience, attendees gain valuable insights into sustaining progress and effectively adapting to change and explores the challenges and success stories associated with establishing and maintaining a data-guided culture in today's dynamic business environment.

Helen Blaikie, Chief Data and Analytics Officer, Aston University

1. Explore who Lloyds Banking Group are and what they are trying to achieve with their vision to Help Britain Prosper
2. Understand how putting technology at the heart of what you do can transform your business
3. Identify and harness the impact leadership and ways of working have on your technology transformation journey

Martyn Atkinson, CIO, Consumer Relationships & Mass Affluent, Lloyds

- Exploring the imperative of cross-functional executive collaboration in shaping successful data-driven strategies.
- Unveiling strategies for enhancing communication and partnership across the leadership spectrum to harness the power of data.
- Addressing key challenges to executive synergy and proposing solutions for seamless collaboration.
- Showcasing real-world success stories of executive teamwork driving significant organizational advancements.

Martin French, CDO, Apex Group

Gillian Tomlinson, Group Chief Digital and Data Officer, Weir Group

With over 11,000 locations, Post Office is by far the largest retailer in the UK. The organisation’s critical socio-economic role requires a fit-for-purpose technology estate, but providing modern technology to over 50,000 Postmasters and their staff has not been without challenges.

Join the Post Office CDIO for a fireside chat and learn more about one of the largest enterprise tech modernisation efforts in recent memory, the strategy and difficult choices behind it, and some of the lessons learned for business and tech leaders at large enterprises faced with daunting levels of technology debt.

Zdravko Mladenov, Group Chief Digital and Information Officer, Post Office Ltd

In this session, we embark on a journey exploring the evolution and significant impact of data management strategies within the quantitative finance sector, focusing on three pivotal transformations:

1. Evolution from Traditional to Distributed Data Storage

2. Fast and Furious in Data Processing

3. Watchdog of Data Quality and Privacy

This session is designed to offer an in-depth understanding of the strategic modern data management techniques, showcasing their relevance not only in quantitative finance but across various industries.

Gavin Chan Vice President of Software Engineering J.P. Morgan Asset Management

Integrating AI strategies with robust data governance is pivotal for driving innovation and securing competitive advantage in today's digital landscape. This panel will focus on:

- Exploring how to align AI initiatives with data governance frameworks can catalyse innovation while ensuring compliance and data quality.
- Diving into the criticality of ethical AI practices, and discussing actionable strategies for leaders to embed these principles within their organisations to foster trust and transparency.
- Insights into overcoming the challenges of building in-house AI and data expertise, including fostering a culture of continuous learning and the importance of diversity in tech teams to enrich perspectives and innovation.
- A forward-looking discussion on the next wave of trends in the data and AI landscape, preparing leaders to adapt and thrive in the evolving digital ecosystem.

Jon Clay, Data Director, Solera (Moderating)

Martin French, CDO, Apex Group

Ravi Jay, Head of Agile Delivery, Jaguar Land Rover

Featured Partners

Keepler Data Tech (1)
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