UK & Ireland CDAO Inner Circle

4 June 2024 | Dartmouth House, London

4 June 2024
Dartmouth House, London

Collaborate with your peers

Join UK & Ireland's top CDAOs for an intimate networking dinner and facilitated discussion on key business challenges. Enjoy a relaxed evening of dinner and drinks with your peers to share best practices, make new connections and build professional relationships.

Join your peers to discuss the most critical issues impacting CDAOs today:

Value Creation and Quantification of D&A Initiatives

Engaging Stakeholders and Embedding D&A into the Business


4 June 2024

16:30 - 17:30  Executive Networking Reception

17:30 - 18:45  Discussion Topics

Elevating the CDAOs Impact — Driving Business Value Through Data & Analytics

Louisa Dunwiddie headshot

Louisa Dunwiddie

Enterprise Regional Director


Murtz Daud headshot

Murtz Daud

Director of Data & Analytics

British Gas

Lauren Sager Weinstein headshot

Lauren Sager Weinstein


Transport for London

Tom Betts headshot

Tom Betts

Group Data Director


Roberto Maranca headshot

Roberto Maranca

Chief Data Officer

Schneider Electric

Elaine Brown headshot

Elaine Brown

VP, Data Analytics


Graham Smith headshot

Graham Smith

Head of Data Innovation & Strategy

NatWest Group

Matthew Fryer headshot

Matthew Fryer

Managing Director, CDAO


Leila Seith Hassan headshot

Leila Seith Hassan



Lee Brown headshot

Lee Brown

Head of Data and Emerging Technology Risk

Lloyd's Banking Group

CDAOs are still establishing themselves in the C suite, and often, their role hinges on their success in providing this value. They are not just a cost centre, but a key value driver. According to Gartner, “By 2026, 75% of CDAOs who fail to make organisational-wide influence and measurably impact their top priority will be assimilated into technology functions”. Therefore, CDAOs must integrate D&A initiatives into the business and drive measurable business value to stay relevant.

In this interactive discussion, CDAOs will explore best practices and strategies in understanding, executing, and quantifying D&A potential to drive business value and how to engage key stakeholders and promote collaboration.

Topic 1: Value Creation and Quantification of D&A Initiatives

  • How are you building a value story that describes D&A’s specific impact on business outcomes?

  • What are some best practices for recognising and executing monetising opportunities?

  • In what ways are you reenvisioning how you measure and assess the cost and value of data initiatives? How do you prioritise projects based on these outcomes?

Topic 2: Engaging Stakeholders and Embedding D&A into the Business

  • What is the CDAO’s role in driving business innovation? Where are you facing the most push pack to innovative change?

  • How are you communicating the impact you are having on reaching key business objectives and getting executive buy-in?

  • How are you approaching people and change management and upskilling as you strive for business integration and quantifiable value generation?

18:45 - 19:15  Networking Break

19:15 - 20:30  Summary Discussion & Dinner

20:30 - 21:30  Social Hour

We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming in-person gathering

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Public Transport & Parking


The nearest car park is: City Centre Car Parks - 24 Hour Surveillance | Care Park (6 minute walk away.)

Public Transport

The nearest tube station is Green Park (6 min walk away.)

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Program Partner

Community Programme Manager

For inquiries related to this community, please reach out to your dedicated contact.

Izabella Narbutt

Community Programme Manager

+44 7938 730378