UK & Ireland CDO Executive Summit

14 June 2022 | Royal Lancaster London

14 June 2022
Royal Lancaster London

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Collaborate with your peers

Get together with UK & Ireland's top CDOs to tackle shared business challenges and critical priorities facing your role today. Participate in this one-day, local program with peer-driven topics and interactive discussions with your true C-level peers.

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

Converging data & digital transformation to accelerate business value & enable data driven decisions

Communicating data’s tangible ROI to influence organisational strategy & drive business growth

Distilling key pillars of leadership, culture, and education to become a data driven organisation

UK & Ireland CDO Governing Body


The Governing Body Co-Chairs shape the summit agenda, ensuring that all content is driven by CDOs, for CDOs.

What to Expect

Interactive Sessions

Hear from CDO practitioners and thought leaders on how they're solving critical challenges impacting your role today in Keynote sessions, and join smaller, interactive discussions with your peers in Breakout and Boardroom sessions.

Community Networking

Make new connections and catch up with old friends in casual conversations during dedicated time for networking designed to better acquaint you with your UK & Ireland CDO community.

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a private, one-on-one setting through Evanta's Peer-to-Peer Meetings. You will be matched with peers in your community based on your shared interests and priorities.

Agenda


13 June 2022

18:00 - 21:00  Governing Body Welcome Reception

Governing Body Private Dinner

Exclusive to Governing Body members and select guests, this dinner is a can’t-miss opportunity to connect with your peers prior to tomorrow’s Executive Summit. Please join your colleagues for an evening of good food, wine, and lively networking.

14 June 2022 - morning

08:00 - 09:00  Registration & Breakfast

09:00 - 09:45  Keynote

Data Transformation Is Not a One-off Project

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Priya Lakhani, OBE

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Century Tech

Join Priya Lakhani, OBE, as she shares her takeaways on how organisations can achieve effective digital transformation across the board. Digital transformation is a continuous process and Priya details steps to incorporate change management and create a culture which embraces data.

09:45 - 10:00  Break

10:00 - 10:45  Breakout Session

Unlock Data Connections to Drive Customer Experience

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Dan Onions

Global Head of Data Management and Platforms

Quantexa

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Ming Tang

Chief Data & Analytics Officer

NHS

CDOs must become customer-centric to achieve business objectives. A mindset which should be embedded in every stage of the data journey, including governance. Discuss how a robust governance framework acts as a springboard to improve data quality, visibility and drives customer experience insights.

During this case study, you will learn how to:

  • Employ entity resolution and data volume to smooth out data quality issues 
  • Increase data visibility to better connect data points and enhance customer experience
  • Integrate AI into a data governance framework to expand digital business opportunities


10:00 - 10:45  Breakout Session

Architectural Shifts to Enable Data Transformation

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Paul Lodge

Chief Data Officer

Department for Work & Pensions

As mature organisations accelerate their digital transformation, they must leverage technology to make decisions powered by data analytics while also reducing cost and complexity in data architecture. Join Paul Lodge, Chief Data Officer at the Department for Work and Pensions as he details the journey towards a citizen-centric data model, with lessons learned along the way. 

10:00 - 10:45  Executive Boardroom

Pivoting to Data Ownership Culture With Data Mesh

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Andy Mott

Lead Solution Architect - Data Mesh

Starburst

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Sanjeevan Bala

Group Chief Data & AI Officer

ITV

Data is a human driven product with the most effective results gleaned by those that know it best. A decentralised approach to data ownership and responsibility has given rise to Data Mesh; a re-examination of data’s position within company culture. To enable Data Mesh, organisations must undergo a culture shift in data ownership, linking data to the wider business strategy.

In this boardroom you will discuss strategies to:

  • Rethink the role of central data teams to better embed a data-driven culture
  • Govern data in a domain vs. across domains (business units)
  • Measure the impact of data products against corporate objectives

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to CDOs). To reserve your seat, please contact: Sanil Asokakumar at  +441784268278 or sanil.asokakumar@gartner.com

10:45 - 11:30  Networking Break

10:55 - 11:20  Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a one-on-one setting through Evanta’s Peer-to-Peer Meetings. You will be matched with peers in your community based on your shared interests and priorities.

14 June 2022 - mid-afternoon

11:30 - 12:15  Breakout Session

Understanding the Pathway from CDO to COO

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Anita Fernqvist

Chief Data Officer & Director of Operations

Zurich Insurance Company UK

Whilst the transition to technology-focused C-level positions may seem like a natural sidestep for CDOs, what does the trajectory look like for those wanting to move into executive roles such as COO or CEO? Join Anita Fernqvist, Chief Data Officer and Director of Operations at Zurich UK to hear how a wealth of data and leadership experience ideally positioned her to take on a new challenge in her executive career.

In this session, you will hear how:

  • CDOs can develop their remit to encompass responses to business change
  • Specific data challenges will support your advancement in an executive role
  • Measuring your maturity journey will prepare you for additional executive responsibilities

11:30 - 12:15  Breakout Session

Migrating to a Data Lakehouse to Streamline Efficiencies

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Dael Williamson

EMEA Chief Technology Officer, Field Advisory & Engineering

Databricks

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Rob McKendrick

Head of Data

Co-op

Shifting architectural paradigms is challenging when data is spread across several locations — on-premises, legacy applications and private and/or public clouds. Data leaders must focus on smart data management strategies and scalable systems to deliver accurate, timely data sets. Join Databricks and the Co-op in conversation to exchange ideas on:

  • Benefits of adopting a data lakehouse to streamline data integration and workflows
  • Best practices for a lakehouse which enables greater data efficiency
  • Opportunities unlocked by data integration and efficiency

11:30 - 12:15  Executive Boardroom

Successfully Communicating the Value of Data

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Brad Currin

Chief Data Officer

Shell

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Pete Williams

Director of Data and Online

Penguin Random House UK

Data is integral to driving an enterprise’s revenue, but many stakeholders may not be aware of its true value. The CDO must excel at defining and delivering data’s ROI to overcome technical debt and lack of leadership buy-in.

In this interactive session, come prepared to:

  • Refine your data strategy’s ‘what’ ‘why’ and ‘how’ to demonstrate its tangible value
  • Share storytelling techniques which influenced senior leaders to support data decisions
  • Debate communication strategies that encourage trust, ability and action


Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to CDOs). To reserve your seat, please contact: Sanil Asokakumar at  +441784268278 or sanil.asokakumar@gartner.com

11:30 - 12:15  Executive Boardroom

Trust Data Over Gut to Accelerate Decision Making

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Elizabeth Hollinger

Director of Insight

Aggreko

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Jonathan Saunders

Chief Data Officer

Direct Line Group

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Sid Shah

Global Head of Analytics & Insight

Conde Nast Publications

A tendency towards gut-based decision making is no longer an option for the modern enterprise. To maximise operational efficiency and streamline costs, CDOs must adopt a data centric, analytical approach to decisions. Yet, technical debt and siloed operating models hamper CDOs' ability to action results. 

In this boardroom you will explore ways to: 

  • Determine gaps where data engines can accelerate processes and mitigate technical debt
  • Build an agile operating model to enhance enterprise outcomes
  • Upskill data teams to execute analytic decisions in a timely manner 


Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to CDOs). To reserve your seat, please contact: Sanil Asokakumar at  +441784268278 or sanil.asokakumar@gartner.com

12:15 - 12:25  Break

12:15 - 13:30  Lunch Service

12:50 - 13:15  Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a one-on-one setting through Evanta’s Peer-to-Peer Meetings. You will be matched with peers in your community based on your shared interests and priorities.

12:50 - 13:30  Break

13:30 - 14:05  Keynote

From Data Silos to Data Heroes: Automating the Data Operating Model

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Ajay Vohora

Vice President, Chief Growth Officer

Hitachi Vantara

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Santiago Castro

Global Head of Data and Analytics, Corporate Markets

Link Group

You have already shopped and evaluated the market for all the vendor tools and technologies to achieve your data transformation. However, while your business stakeholders understand the latent value that could be unlocked from data, key sponsors remain uncommitted to changing how they work with data and unconvinced about delivering benefits in practice. Join Hitachi Vantara and an enterprise customer as we unpack and share realities of achieving their multi-faceted data transformation from a legacy, on-premise, monolith, centralised and manual data operation to a new, modern, hybrid cloud, distributed agile and automated DataOps.

In this keynote session, we will share:

  • Lessons learned from data transformation: what to prioritise and what to avoid
  • Methods for implementing intelligent DataOps and managing change across the enterprise data fabric
  • Strategies to align stakeholders with a data mesh that drives business value and accountability for data governance, quality and stewardship

14 June 2022 - afternoon

14:05 - 14:20  Break

14:20 - 15:05  Breakout Session

Leveraging Causal AI to Find the Highest-value Data

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Darko Matovski, PhD

Chief Executive Officer

causaLens

Searching for the right data can be like trying to find a needle in a haystack. When looking for valuable data, you will inevitably find misleading correlations that may lead to unreliable conclusions and AI can further exacerbate this issue. One emerging technology that data leaders are talking about is Causal AI – but what exactly is it and is it worth the hype?

Join this session to explore how to:

  • Avoid spurious correlations and find the right data for your business problems
  • Apply Causal AI to understand the true cause-effect relationships in data and prove its value
  • Enhance decision-making and bring about business value by exploring Causal AI case-studies

14:20 - 15:05  Breakout Session

The CDO as Champion of the Sustainable Enterprise

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Ruben Lara

Data & Analytics Director

Tesco Plc

Data leaders play a critical role in enabling organisations to meet sustainability commitments. Measuring what matters, driving transparency, embedding sustainability in decision-making and reducing the operational environmental footprint with AI, are enabled by Data. Join Ruben Lara, Data & Analytics Director at Tesco, as he shares how data is helping Tesco meet its Group-wide net-zero target by 2035 in its own operations, and by 2050 across its entire supply chain. Join this conversation to explore how to:

  • Embed sustainability in an organisation’s data strategy
  • Support organisations to make sustainability part of decision making across operations and the supply chain
  • Use AI to make a direct positive impact on sustainability
  • Empower and engage employees to embed sustainability in the company culture

14:20 - 15:05  Executive Boardroom

Closing the Technical Skills Gap to Attract Talent

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Laia Collazos

Chief Data & Analytics Officer

Coca-Cola Europacific Partners

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Chris Matthews

Head of Data, Analytics, Infrastructure and Security

KFC

The right technical talent in the right place at the right time is key to successful data transformation. CDOs must ensure they have the appropriate expertise in place not only to tackle sophisticated cloud systems, but also emerging technologies such as AI and ML. How are CDOs fostering a talent framework that encourages upskilling and retention whilst enabling digital acceleration?

Collaborate with your CDO peers and discuss how to:

  • Blend on-shore and off-shore model to address dearth of technical talent
  • Upskill your people and equip with tools to advance in a competitive digital environment
  • Encourage senior stakeholders to adopt agile mindset in talent recruitment


Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to CDOs). To reserve your seat, please contact: Sanil Asokakumar at  +441784268278 or sanil.asokakumar@gartner.com

14:20 - 15:05  Executive Boardroom

Using Technology to Enhance Governance Frameworks

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Peter Eckley

Head of Data Strategy

Bank of England

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Dave Holland

Head of Data & Insight

Coventry Building Society

Governance is the cornerstone of an organisation’s data strategy, but legacy technology is inhibiting CDOs’ ability to overhaul and streamline governance structures. Data leaders must allocate technology spend, encourage data democratisation and prioritise operational efficiency to create business value through governance. Join this conversation to discuss how executing a strong governance solution can better position CDOs to achieve business outcomes. 

In this boardroom, you will learn how to:

  • Interpret your organisation’s data quality and integrate into a governance framework
  • Streamline data access across business units to encourage employee adoption of governance structures
  • Communicate how technology spend for data governance translates into tangible business value

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to CDOs). To reserve your seat, please contact: Sanil Asokakumar at  +441784268278 or sanil.asokakumar@gartner.com

15:05 - 15:35  Networking Break

15:35 - 16:20  Breakout Session

Building on Trust to Enhance Data Sharing

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Stuart Coleman

Learning and Business Development Director

Open Data Institute

CDOs have more data than ever before at their fingertips. Why share data and how to maximise its potential value are perennial questions. Unpacking organisational culture that impedes sharing is a cornerstone of this process but data leaders must facilitate data trust, encourage innovation and prioritise collaboration to drive quicker insights and deliver sustained change.

In this session, you will learn how to:

  • Demonstrate clear outcomes for data collaboration to facilitate trust
  • Overcome silo culture to encourage innovation and sharing across an organisation
  • Build on key takeaways from data sharing stories across health, financial services and climate sectors

15:35 - 16:20  Executive Boardroom

Balancing Responsible Data and KPIs to Drive Innovation

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Di Mayze

Global Head of Data & AI

WPP

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Jules Elliott

Vice President, Science & Analytics

Gfk

With a heightened emphasis on data privacy and ethics, using data responsibly is now a business imperative. Just because you can use data for a particular KPI, does not always mean you should. CDOs will share their experience of data ethics scenarios with the aim of balancing data privacy parameters with achieving business outcomes. 

Join this interactive boardroom to discuss:

  • How to embed a data ethics policy within an organisation to keep employees and clients well-informed about data collection and usage
  • How to ensure complex algorithms minimise unintended data correlation to reduce bias and align to ethical principles
  • How to incorporate governance measures which mitigate machine and human error and integrates with a data ethics policy 


Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to CDOs). To reserve your seat, please contact: Sanil Asokakumar at  +441784268278 or sanil.asokakumar@gartner.com

15:35 - 16:20  Executive Boardroom

Leading the Way to a Data Literate Enterprise

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Niresh Rajah

Managing Director, Head of Data & Digital Practice

Grant Thornton UK LLP

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Clive Benford

Data Office Director

Jaguar Land Rover

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Matt Lovell

Global Director of Data, Insights & Media

Pret A Manger

Data literacy acts as a benchmark of success for the CDO. For organisations to keep pace, it is vital the entire workforce can articulate, interpret and query data-driven insights. Data literacy should be framed through an employee experience lens to facilitate change. Data leaders must execute a cross-functional educational strategy to increase data literacy and further enterprise objectives.

Join this session to discuss how to: 

  • Generate value through a self-service workflow to boost autonomous decision-making
  • Embed data literacy as a cultural pillar to achieve business objectives
  • Champion literary resources to demonstrate how data proficiency adds business value


Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to CDOs). To reserve your seat, please contact: Sanil Asokakumar at  +441784268278 or sanil.asokakumar@gartner.com

15:35 - 16:20  Executive Boardroom

Embracing Cloud Migration to Drive Enterprise Agility

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John Adams

Head of Digital and Data Services

UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Julian Cherryman

Head of Data & Insight Applications

Intertek

As CDOs increase operational efficiencies and expand digital business, on-premise infrastructures limit their ability to leverage data and applications in the cloud for real-time analytics. Data leaders must reshape their data strategy to allow for cloud migration and experimentation with hybrid models to keep pace with changing data needs of the organisation. 

In this session, your peers will discuss:

  • Successes and challenges of operating in multi-cloud environment
  • Navigating bottlenecks between legacy platforms and cloud/hybrid systems
  • Evolving people, capabilities and culture

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to CDOs). To reserve your seat, please contact: Sanil Asokakumar at  +441784268278 or sanil.asokakumar@gartner.com

16:20 - 16:35  Break

16:35 - 17:10  Keynote

Building a Data Ecosystem to Drive Transformational Change ꟷ an ASDA Case Study

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James Morgan

Senior Director, Data Management & Information Strategy

ASDA

Building a new data capability from the ground up, migrating legacy technology, and maintaining existing systems are seismic undertakings when considered individually. Where do you begin when these projects launch simultaneously to a tight deadline? Join James Morgan, Senior Director of Data at ASDA as he shares his team’s herculean efforts to scale data systems at pace, the largest data project of its kind in Europe, to deliver business critical decisions.

In this keynote, James will share how to:

  • Identify data migration, maintenance and creation priorities to translate into business outcomes for senior stakeholders
  • Determine existing datasets and structures to integrate into new ecosystems which create opportunities for growth and support business focus
  • Execute a D&A strategy which balances an ecosystem build with system phase out to overcome glitches at point of transition

17:10 - 17:40  Closing Reception & Prize Drawing

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A block of rooms has been reserved at the Royal Lancaster London at a reduced conference rate. Reservations should be made online or by calling +44 (0) 20 7551 6229. Please mention Evanta UK CDO and CHRO Executive Summits to ensure the appropriate room rate.

Deadline to book using the discounted room rate of £309 GBP (plus tax) is 30 May 2022.

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

Sanil Asokakumar

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sanil.asokakumar@gartner.com