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16 June 2021

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Speakers @ BDA uk

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Keynote Speaker
Tim Berglund
Senior Director of Developer Advocacy, Confluent

Tim is a teacher, author, and technology leader with Confluent, where he serves as the Senior Director of Developer Advocacy. He tweets as @tlberglund, blogs very occasionally at http://timberglund.com. Tim educates technologists via his popular Streaming Audio podcast which can be accessed here.  He lives in Littleton, CO, USA with the wife of his youth, their three children having grown up.

Keynote Speaker
Medha Samant
Senior Director - Product Strategy & Management, eBay

Medha Samant is a passionate software management leader with extensive and diversified experience across product innovation and strategy, product launch, large scale implementations, Go-To market strategy, consulting and sales.

Medha has over 25 years of comprehensive experience in product management, solution architecture and implementation, pre-sale/post-sale consulting in the enterprise SOA, Cloud, Messaging, Integration and Business Intelligence solutions, the latest as Sr Director & Head of Products for eBay’s Data Platform & Analytics group.

Keynote Speaker
Max Heinemeyer
Director of Threat Hunting, Darktrace

Max is a cyber security expert with over a decade of experience in the field, specializing in a wide range of areas such as Penetration Testing, Red-Teaming, SIEM and SOC consulting and hunting Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) groups. At Darktrace, Max oversees global threat hunting efforts, working with strategic customers to investigate and respond to cyber-threats. He works closely with the R&D team at Darktrace’s Cambridge UK headquarters, leading research into new AI innovations and their various defensive and offensive applications. Max’s insights are regularly featured in international media outlets such as the BBC, Forbes and WIRED. When living in Germany, he was an active member of the Chaos Computer Club. Max holds an MSc from the University of Duisburg-Essen and a BSc from the Cooperative State University Stuttgart in International Business Information Systems.

Keynote Speaker
Aisan Baird
Senior Director - Sales Engineering Precisely

Aisan is a Senior Director at Precisely and leads the EMEA and APAC Sales Engineering teams. His responsibilities include identifying current and future business requirements, aligning those requirements with Precisely’s product portfolio and ensuring our customers extract value and gain advantages with our Big Data solutions. Where alignments need to be developed or strengthen, he is responsible for defining and bringing to market relevant solutions with tangible ROI. Aisan has worked in Data Management for over twenty years and has seen and actively participated in the accelerating evolution of this evolving discipline. He has worked with some of the largest organisations in EMEA, US and Asia Pacific across different verticals solving a range of Data Management Challenges. Aisan has been involved with all Sales Engineering activities since the acquisitions of Enforcive, Traders, Cilasoft, Townsend security products and more recently the Software and Data portfolio of products from Pitney Bowes and is actively participating in the strategic integration of these products to ensure a market leading position is achieved and maintained. Aisan also holds a master’s degree in Information Security from the Royal Holloway, University of London.

Seminar Speaker
Brett Gibson
Director of Strategy & Value Consulting, EMEA Domo

Brett Gibson has spent 15 years transforming organisations through better use of data. Across Fortune 50 companies in Media, Technology and Energy to Government at all levels, Higher Education and Healthcare the promise of the value of data is finally being delivered. For organisation and divisional leaders, Brett’s work as Value Consulting Director for Europe, Middle East and Africa is about leading Domo’s consulting team helping evolve organisations to enable better decision making. As Strategy Director, Brett develops and implements strategy through data to help steer Domo’s growth in the most diverse and challenging regions globally, and brings real-world strategy to leadership engagements.

The Government data-context is unique and Brett brings hands on experience transforming Australian Local Government Service Delivery and Infrastructure Planning, Statewide and Local Department of Health Data Management, Public Safety Analytics, Community Services Operations Planning, Pacific National Government Agency Financial Management, Statewide Education Planning and Delivery, and Registry Modernisations.

Seminar Speaker
Thomas Madden
Thomas Madden, CIO, Eyecademy

Thomas is an experienced Chief Information Officer and joins Eyecademy from the world leading and highly regarded General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) which serves 76k+ active teachers in Scotland working closely with Local Authorities, Universities, Colleges, and Central Government among many other stakeholders.

Seminar Speaker
Brian Carpenter
Sr Director Unstructured Technology Strategy, Pure Storage, Inc.

Brian Carpenter is an experienced chief technologist, public speaker and thought leader. As Senior Director of Unstructured Technology Strategy at Pure Storage, Brian enables customers’ journeys to high-performance outcomes with Artificial Intelligence, Advanced Analytics, and Platform as a Service.

Brian’s served in a variety of roles including heading up IT Departments, creating and fostering technology alliances, and business development initiatives for the data storage industry. He is a trusted advisor with real-world customer experience who can translate complex issues (and common struggles) to both technologists and executives alike. Brian shares his passion for technology as a business enabler through mentoring programs and advising startups on IT strategy.

Conference Chair
David Terrar
Director & Chair, Cloud Industry Forum

David is a well-known strategist, keynote speaker and influencer on cloud computing, digital transformation, social collaboration and ERP software.

He is a Director and Deputy Chair of the Cloud Industry Forum, judges the UK Cloud Awards, and is Founder & CXO of digital strategy consultancy Agile Elephant.

He is a specialist in sales, marketing and operations in the technology sector, and guest lectures on digital and social media at Henley Business School and on INSEEC’s MBA programme.

David is an advisor and non-exec director for several companies, and a regular host on the tech TV channel Disruptive. Live.

Keynote Speaker
Christine Osazuwa
Global Marketing Director of Data & Insights, Warner Music Group

From running street teams to making a music documentary, Christine spent most of her adolescence deeply entrenched in the music industry and went on to receive an undergrad degree in Music Business, followed by an MBA in Marketing and a Master’s in Data Science.

She managed to combine all of her passions into roles consulting and working with various music start-ups, venues, festivals, radio stations and labels bridging the gap between music, data & business.

Originally from Baltimore, MD, USA, Christine spent 2 years in Stockholm most recently as the Head of Data & Insights for Universal Music Sweden and now calls London home working as the Director of Data & Insights for Global Marketing at Warner Music Group, where Christine use data to tell stories & help guide our artist’s journeys.


Keynote Speaker
Rui Pedro Silva
Director of Technology Strategy, A.P. Moller – Maersk

A dynamic Chief Information Officer with a vibrant mix of operations, processes, and technology with an intimate knowledge of how an organization is run.

An enterprising leader with a motivational management style and a proven history of building, guiding, and retaining high performance, multi-disciplinary teams.

Strives to optimize operations, reduce costs, and improve service quality while strengthening the bottom line.

Recently nominated to the European CIO of the Year 2020 by CIONET.

Keynote Speaker
Dr David Hoyle
Research Data Scientist Specialist, Dunnhumby

Dr David Hoyle has nearly 30 years’ experience in statistical and mathematical modelling.

After gaining a PhD in Theoretical Physics he embarked on an academic career that included research at the University of Cambridge and leading his own machine learning research groups at the University of Exeter and the University of Manchester.

For the last 10 years he has worked in the private sector, including for Lloyds Banking Group, and AutoTrader UK – where he was joint Head of Data Science. He now works for the customer data science company dunnhumby, where he builds statistical and machine learning predictive models for the world’s largest retailers.

Keynote Speaker
Frank Walter
Business Director, Zenith Media

Frank Walter is the Data and Tech Lead at Zenith Media UK.

He focuses on digital media, data, and performance for Zenith.

Frank works with Zenith UK clients to drive results across data-driven performance marketing channels.

Keynote Speaker
Irene Iriarte Carretero
Senior Data Scientist, Gousto

Irene is a Senior Data Scientist at the UK recipe kit company Gousto.

She has been at the company for almost 5 years and has focused on using Data Science to help offer customers meaningful choice. This has involved building products such as a recommendation engine and a menu optimisation algorithm.

Prior to joining Gousto, she completed her PhD in Computational Chemistry at Imperial College London. She is also currently doing an MSc at UCL exploring the uses of Data Science in the Cultural Heritage field.

Keynote Speaker
Deepak Jose
Head of Business Strategy and Analytics, Mars

Deepak is the Head of Business Strategy and Advanced Analytics at Mars. He leads global analytics transformation programs for Petcare, Mars Wrigley, Food, and Multi sales segments to drive profitable growth for Mars and its customers managing a team of data scientists and business translators.

He focuses on critical business problems including Strategic Revenue Management (Pricing, Trade), Marketing Transformation (Shopper Marketing, Consumer Promotion and Media), Portfolio Simplification, Route to Market optimisation and Omnichannel especially E-commerce growth.

Prior to Mars, Deepak was part of global organisations like Coca-Cola, ABB, and Mu Sigma in strategic roles driving business growth. He is an MBA from George Washington University School of Business and a mechanical engineer from NIT India.

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