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BDA europe

Big Data Analytics

10 March 2022


Speakers @ BDA europe

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Extensive research is carried out in order to ensure that our programmes provide a platform for industry experts from the worlds most data driven organisations are able to address the most important issues which matter to you and provide a path towards greater success

Keynote Speaker
Angela Musić-Siedler
Business Intelligence Manager, Melitta Single Portions GmbH & Co. KG

Angela is a young female leader who has been with the company for 5 years building the business intelligence department, developing a modern BI landscape and steering the company’s BI roadmap. She is a strategic thinker and innovation driver, passionate about ensuring success for data driven organizations. Angela thrives to create an inspirational environment for colleagues and employees in which everybody grows and feels valued.

Seminar Speaker
Oliver Lorig
Oliver Lorig, Solutions Engineer, Pyramid Analytics

Oliver Lorig is a solution engineer with more than 25 years business experience, reflecting Business Intelligence, Technology Business Management, IT Service Management, Business Service management, Project & Portfolio Management and IT Governance. As a solution engineer Oliver is interfacing with customers and identifying their needs to improve the customer experience. He brings significant knowledge building and supporting solutions that enable organizations to harness the business value of their existing data and technology investments to deliver successful project outcomes.

Conference Chair
Dr Gilad Rosner
Founder, IoT Privacy Forum; Expert in Public Policy of IoT & Identity Management; Privacy and Technology Policy Researcher

Dr Gilad Rosner is a privacy and information policy researcher and the founder of the non-profit Internet of Things Privacy Forum, a crossroads for industry, regulators, academics, government and privacy advocates to discuss the privacy challenges of the IoT. The Forum’s mission is to produce guidance, analysis and best practices to help industry and government to reduce privacy risk and innovate responsibly in the domain of connected devices.

Gilad’s broader work focuses on the IoT, identity management, US & EU privacy and data protection regimes, and online trust. His research has been used by the UK House of Commons Science and Technology Committee report on the Responsible Use of Data and he is a featured expert on O’Reilly and the BBC. Gilad is an internationally invited speaker and has given talks at industry conferences, universities, and government agencies, including the US National Institute of Standards and Technology. Gilad has a 20-year career in IT, having worked with identity management technology, digital media, automation and telecommunications.

Gilad is a member of the UK Cabinet Office Privacy and Consumer Advisory Group, which provides independent analysis and guidance on Government digital initiatives and is a member of the IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems. He is a Visiting Researcher at the Horizon Digital Economy Research Institute, an Affiliate Researcher at UC Berkeley’s Centre for Long-Term Cybersecurity and has consulted on trust issues for the UK government’s identity assurance programme, Verify.gov.

Keynote Speaker
Dr Vidhyalakshmi Karthikeyan
Head of Data and Insights, YouView TV

Vidhya leads the Data and Insight function at YouView TV, delivering timely and rigorous evidence from viewer behaviour data for better decision-making and viewer experiences.

She started her career as a data scientist in 2009, did a PhD part-time and progressed to leading large customer experience-centric data programmes.

She is an inventor on 24 patents and applications.

She has won several national awards for her achievements and STEM community outreach activities.

Vidhya is passionate about figuring out data solutions to business problems, working towards driving organisational culture change in data adoption across all parts of its lifecycle, from creation to exploitation.

Keynote Speaker
John Mullis
Lead Sales Engineer, Fivetran

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Seminar Speaker
Greg Murphy
Senior Product Marketing Manager, Confluent

Greg Murphy works in product marketing at Confluent, where he is responsible for go-to-market activities surrounding Confluent’s cloud-native data streaming platform, Confluent Cloud. Prior to Confluent, Greg worked within product marketing and product management at Salesforce and Google Cloud.

Seminar Speaker
Rebecca Lane
Head of Sales Operations and Solutions, Snowplow

Rebecca is Head of Sales Operations & Solutions at Snowplow. Rebecca joined Snowplow in 2018, to build out the Customer Success and Solutions Architecture teams; ensuring that Snowplow customers are able to execute their behavioural data use-cases and gain organisational insight. She is now the Head of Sales Operations and Solutions, enabling prospects to understand how Snowplow and the Modern Data stack can serve their behavioral data ambitions. Prior to Snowplow, Rebecca was an analyst and a management consultant.

Keynote Speaker
Yali Sassoon
Co-founder and Chief Product Officer, Snowplow

At Snowplow, Yali gets to combine his love of building things with his fascination of the ways in which people use data to reason; something he cultivated when studying his BA in Natural Sciences and MPhil in the History and Philosophy of Science, and further developed as a Strategy & Operations Consultant (at PwC, Bestshore and Keplar LLP) and a Data Analyst at OpenX.

Keynote Speaker
Shahin Shahkarami
Senior Analytics Manager, Liberty Global

Shahin is a senior analytics manager at Liberty Global based in Amsterdam.

He is leading Liberty Global AI products and delivery of analytics for Liberty Global and its partner markets across Europe.

Over the last few years, he and a team of data engineers and data scientists delivered multiple large scales analytics products to improve processes and customer experience.

His main area of focus is how can we harness scalable AI to empower customers to make the most out of their broadband service. Besides, how can data products improve processes and customer experience.

Prior to Liberty Global, he was part of the Vodafone group in Milan working on smart Wi-Fi solutions.

Shahin holds a master’s degree in Telecommunication engineering and data science from the Polytechnic University of Milan. Since his studies, he has been always passionate about the applications of AI/ML in various industries, especially Telecommunications.

Keynote Speaker
Alex Architektonidis
Head of Data Visualisation, Euromoney Institutional Investor

Alex is Head of Data Visualisation at Euromoney People Intelligence, based in London.

His key projects include leading the transformation of internal reporting, as well as prototyping new data products.

He has a long career in data, starting at BoardEx initially at research operations management, later focusing on data technology initiatives and driving data analytics, thought leadership, and visualization while collaborating with marketing and external clients.

Keynote Speaker
Anwar Mirza
Data Strategy and Governance, FedEx Express

Anwar is a recognised authority on the subject of Data Governance, Master Data Management and Information Management. For the last decade, he has spoken at numerous global events covering forums for Analytics, Finance, HR, IT, Legal, Mobile, Shared Services etc.

Anwar’s keynotes, panels and Masterclasses are a balanced blend of cross-functional, business and IT perspectives presented in a logical flow.

Anwar has developed his own unique Data Governance methodology and deep-dives into the critical areas that companies often struggle with and prescribes ‘Data’ as the new business imperative. His approach has been adopted by many multi-national companies, software companies and consulting firms in the USA, Australia, Asia and Europe.

With 30 years of experience at TNT, Anwar has a proven track record in Functional management, global project delivery, controlling core business processes, managing large teams, implementing applications and technology presented in the form of tangible top and bottom-line benefits from the outset.

For the past 7 years, Anwar has dedicated much of his personal time to lecturing at the university level with a personal objective of bringing ‘Data’ into mainstream education.

Keynote Speaker
Rose Ahearne
Senior Manager - Data and analytics engineering, Deliveroo
Keynote Speaker
Geraldine Lee
Senior Product Designer, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, GSK

Geraldine joined GSK in March 2020 as a Senior Product Designer. She designs products for scientists as part of drug discovery.

She led design with data, pairing it with qualitative and quantitative research. Besides working with UX Researcher, Geraldine also has experience moderating user testing plus conducting usability tests.

Geraldine spent most of her career working in B2B and B2C, mainly in the eCommerce realm, with brands like Fortnum & Mason, Harvey Nichols, Ocado, etc. In her previous role at RS Components, she conducted research studies for the China market.

She is also a certified Lego Serious Play facilitator since 2018. Geraldine has conducted various LSP workshops to help the team explore ideas bringing new perspectives to allow all participants to share openly and safely.

She hopes to continue creating meaningful work, making an impact on users.

Keynote Speaker
Faisal Wasswa
Senior Marketing Data Scientist, NatWest Group

Faisal Wasswa is a Senior Marketing Data Scientist at NatWest.

His career spans several industries employing econometric models to find solutions to difficult questions. This includes the central government, as an economist. Leading marketing and advertising agencies, as a market mix modeller. And in FTSE 100 companies across telecoms, transport and financial services implement best practices in the measurement of media performance.

He is passionate about market mix models, helping teams build up their capabilities to get a clear view of what communication channels and media activity, are working and how to optimise media spend allocation.

Keynote Speaker
Karan Shah
Data Science Manager, Meta

Karan is an avid practitioner of Data science since its modern beginnings at the start of the 2010s.

He has been instrumental in implementing analytical solutions at diverse organisations such as Marico (FMCG), Start TV (Media) and Swiggy (Food Tech.) with an eye for implementing cutting edge tech.

In his current role at Meta, Karan works on building the world’s greatest Ads engine which is a scaled industrial application of the most cutting-edge AI/ML technology.

Keynote Speaker
Martin Stockdale
Partner, Kennedy’s

Martin is a solicitor and partner in an international insurance law firm, Kennedys Law LLP.

Having first become interested in data when using it to inform his legal practice, he has subsequently turned to how data can drive and inform business operations, innovation and relationships with clients. In doing so Martin has become a translator between data professionals/innovators and lawyers and insurers.

In 2021 Martin was recognised by Data IQ as one of the 100 Leaders in data, whilst admitting that he is not very good at using Excel.

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