Speakers @

Enterprise AI & Big Data

AI & Big Data

19 June 2024

Victoria Park Plaza Hotel, London

Speakers @ Enterprise AI & Big Data

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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, to address the most important issues which matter to you and provide a path towards greater success

Chair & Keynote Speakers
Keynote Speaker
Simone Steel
Fellow, British Computer Society, The Chartered Institute for IT

Simone Steel is a Fellow of both the British Computer Society and the Forward Institute for responsible leadership, focusing on ethics and professionalism in data and technology. Simone has over 36 years international experience, having led data functions at Experian UK&I and worked as Chief Data and Analytics Officer for Nationwide Building Society in recent years. Before that, she held Change, Technology, and Data leadership positions at Morgan Stanley, Refinitiv/LSEG and The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS). In the last 15 years she has running Data and Technology strategy definition and execution, including the implementation of modern ways of working for data-driven and digital businesses. Simone is an active ambassador for women and BAME professionals in Data, Technology and Finance. Her academic background includes Computing, Economics and Data Science.

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Radhika Bandarupalli
Principal Engineer - Data & Analytics, bp

Currently working as Principal / Head of Data Engineering and Platforms team at bp. Experienced Data Leader in Energy and Utility companies across UK over last 24 years.

Held various roles in my career from Software engineering to competency lead in BI, Led number of Digital & Data Transformation programmes, Strategy and execution for a wide range of Analytics Technologies, Product development and Innovation of AI platforms, Manage global teams to drive Engineering excellence and Service improvements. Passionate about supporting Diversity & Inclusion initiatives and supporting women in Technology Initiatives.

Recognised externally by the Computing Women in IT awards for 2019 various categories, Winner of DevOps Product of Year 2022, Data Leader of Year in 2023

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Martin Stockdale
Partner and Global AI Lead, Kennedys

Lawyer and partner at Kennedys, the leading global insurance law firm. Recognised as a legal technologist and data advocate in using technology and data in delivering legal services, creating technology solutions for clients and creating business value. Featured in The Lawyer Hot 100 2024 and DataIQ 100 Leaders in Data 2021, 2022 & 2024. 

Conference Chair
Shubhangi Goyal
Chapter Lead, Women in Data

Shubhangi has over six years of experience working in data from companies like Tata Consultancy Services to start-ups. She has a background in computer science with an MSc in Business analytics from University of Bath. She works for ICS.AI as data analyst, focusing on artificial intelligence at forefront of technology. She has worked with data analytics, data strategy and Natural Language Processing (NLP) leveraging algorithms to extract insights, identify patterns, and understand human language in large datasets. This involves combining data analytics with linguistic knowledge to develop systems that can understand, interpret, and respond to human language in a meaningful way. She is leading the London Chapter for Women In Data which is a platform for data enthusiast of all backgrounds to connect, grow and lead together.

Keynote Speaker
Karan Shah
Director of Data Science, Meta Inc

Karan is a seasoned Data Science/ Analytics professional having witnessed the infancy of the modern incarnation of this profession in a very traditional Consumer goods organisation and now pushing the boundaries of state of the art at a big tech firm. Having witnessed both extremes and everything in between over a career spanning 15 years, he both practices and evangelizes use of data science to make better decisions. 

Currently, he is the Director of Data Science at Meta leading a team of 35 DS building AI-powered Ads delivery products.

Keynote Speaker
Patty O’Callaghan
Technical Lead, Charles River Laboratories
With more than 20 years of professional experience in the technology sector, Patty O’Callaghan has an educational background in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence. She is a Tech Lead at Charles River Laboratories.

Acknowledged for her proficiency in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, she has been recognized as a Google Developer Expert (GDE) and as a Google Cloud Champion Innovator. Further contributing to the tech community, Patty is an Ambassador for Google’s Women Techmakers and takes on the role of organizer for the Google Developers Group based in Glasgow.

Patty is deeply passionate about Artificial Intelligence and is dedicated to sharing her knowledge and expertise in the field, underlining her commitment to fostering growth and innovation in AI and associated technologies. She regularly participates in conferences across Europe, delivering talks and leading technical workshops that cover a broad spectrum of technologies and topics pertinent to AI, with a notable focus on Web Machine Learning and Responsible AI.


Keynote Speaker
Jon Burt
Head of Enterprise Architecture, Manchester City Council

“Jon is the City Council’s Head of Enterprise Architecture working across the authority and with its partners to deliver on the priorities set out in the ICT and Digital strategy whilst embedding current and future digital, data & technology capabilities. Jon also works with the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, the other 9 Local Authorities in the region, Health and Transport public sector organisations collaborating on mutually beneficial programmes which enhance citizens and businesses experience aligned with the Greater Manchester Digital Blueprint.

Jon has over 25 year’s public sector experience in architecting and delivering solutions at the forefront of technology across infrastructure, applications, security and data including some of the largest and complex programmes in local and regional government.

Keynote Speaker
Rosanne Werner
Digital and Data Strategy and Transformation Lead, Coca-Cola Europacific Partners

Rosanne is an impactful organisational change specialist who thrives on empowering workforces with the skills and capabilities to unlock the potential of data, digital, and AI.  With over 20 years of expertise, she has guided organisation across various industries through transformative journeys, fostering adaptability to digital change.

She’s successfully led the ‘Data in Action’ Programme, the first Data Mindset Programme at Coca-Cola Europacific Partners.  It has been recognised by DataIQ 2023 Awards in the Best Data Skills Development Programme Category, and by IDC Foundry’s CIO 100 Awards.

Rosanne promotes an approach that focuses on implementing customised and sustainable data and digital initiatives.  These initiatives not only build awareness and development, but also cultivate a positive mindset and drive a data-driven cultural shift within the organisation.  She emphasises the importance of continuous learning and transformation as key drivers for unlocking new possibilities and ensuring success in today’s dynamic digital landscape.

Keynote Speaker
Tom John Fischer Jensen
Head of Privacy & Security, CPO, Semler Gruppen 

Tom has built and manage a digital compliance office, entailing both privacy & security compliance for one of Demarks biggest conglomerates. Tom excels in implementing and managing complex compliance programs across different sectors, while having a great sense for aligning business needs with legislative requirements.

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Henry Pearce
Data Director, TotallyMoney

Henry has over 15 years’ experience working with data across the academic and private-sector spaces. He is currently Data Director at TotallyMoney where I have been challenged with increasing data maturity across the organisation.

Since leaving the academic field of Astronomy in 2011 he has been an analyst at UBS, a data scientist at Nasdaq and the Head of Data at Tandem Bank.

Keynote Speaker
Nikolay Burlutskiy
Director, AI, AstraZeneca

Nikolay’s interest is in applying AI methods to improve and accelerate drug development pipelines. He has background in computer science with a PhD in machine learning and deep learning.

Prior to AstraZeneca, Nikolay was leading algorithm development of Inify, a successful decision support tool to empower pathologists, at ContextVision in Stockholm. He also worked as R&D AI engineer at Samsung Electronics in South Korea developing vacuum cleaning robots. He has co-authored over 20 peer-reviewed publications including several US patents on AI applications.

Plenary Speakers
Plenary Speaker
Sadat Ahmed
Senior Sales Engineer, Precisely

With Precisely for close to a decade, Sadat Ahmed works with customers in an array of industries. Using the Precisely Data360® platform, he develops advanced solutions to restructure and simplify complex data governance, advanced analytics, and data quality use cases.

Plenary Speaker
Ted Orme
Field CTO for Data Integration, Qlik

Ted is Field CTO for Data Integration at Qlik. Supporting all parts of the business, Ted directly works with sales, marketing, alliances, and product management to support Qlik’s vision of accelerating business value through data. With over 20 years of industry experience, he is a leading spokesperson within the data integration space. Prior to his work in the tech industry, he obtained a BSc in Economics from the University of Kent.

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Amadeus Stevenson
Data Lead, NHS AI Lab
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Heather Wade
VP, Senior Solutions Consultant, Merkle

Heather is a lead consultant for Merkle, driving propositions through both analytics and strategy & transformation. She has multiple years of experience within the analytics and strategy industry, leading large client engagements and acting as an advisor across multiple industries on 4 different continents. Heather came to Merkle in 2017, and has previous experience within ebay, dunnhumby & Unilever. A big believer in the power of data to change organisations from the top down, Heather is also completing her doctorate at SDA Bocconi in Milan, looking at data as both an asset and a risk to businesses.

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Jean-Paul Otte
Chief Data Officer, Degroof Petercam

Jean-Paul Otte has over 30 years of experience in the high-tech industry with extensive experience in data management.

He has a thorough knowledge of data management and perfectly understands the type of issues an organisation may have to cope with when trying to extract value from its data.

Otte currently leads the data governance and quality strategy at Degroof Petercam, a financial services organisation headquartered in Belgium. By utilising both technology and human resources, Jean- Paul Otte is implementing business-driven data management processes across the organisation, focusing on continuous improvement and the enrichment of a data centric knowledge base.

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Siz Mahleka
Head of BI, Merkle

Siz heads up Merkle’s UK Business Intelligence (BI) offering and has been involved in various aspects of BI from Data Warehousing and Engineering, Data Visualisation and now Conversational Analytics / NLP. His professional passion has remained the same, leveraging technology as an enabler for business decision makers to capitalise on data, ultimately having a positive impact on organisational objectives. Isolating the technological complexities involved in harnessing, interpreting and presenting information from the end users’ experience is one of his key objectives. While Siz does manage a business function he finds real joy in working at the coalface of inception projects and regularly helps clients start their BI journey with Merkle.

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Adam Ryan
Chief Data Officer, Calligo

Adam Ryan is Calligo’s Chief Data Officer and has developed and deployed data strategies and data governance initiatives for numerous clients in the technology, retail and financial sectors, and even for national governments.

He has established himself as a thought leader and innovator with 30 years of experience in leading clients through major technological and operational transformational change. Most recently he has been responsible for developing innovative solutions and services designed to assist organisations through the challenges of increased governance and regulation within the Data Privacy space, and helping build a unique portfolio of managed services for Data Insights.

He has previously co-founded successful start-ups, including VirtualizeIT and Virtustream, and he also holds patents in Cloud technologies.

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Artem Inavov
BVP of Data Platform, Bumble

Artem Ivanov has over 19 years experience in teams’ management, software engineering and business development. He started as a software developer in the early 2000s in different companies and he continued as a CTO in a fintech startup, that turned out to be one of Russia’s largest retailers.

Since moving to London in 2015, he started as the Head of Business Intelligence and is now the VP of Data Platform at Bumble, the largest dating social network with more than 400m registered users. During last three years Artem has built a BI department of more than 40 people.

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Lesa Rodgers
Market Analyst - Propositions team, Markets Directorate, Met Office

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David Hoyle
Research Data Scientist Specialist, dunnhumby

Dr David Hoyle has nearly 30 years of 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.

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Joe Murfin
Lead Data Scientist, Saint Gobain

Joe leads the data science team for the building materials manufacturing and distribution company Saint Gobain in the UK.

This covers everything from setting out the strategic vision for data science in the UK to delivering quality machine learning solutions in areas such as predictive customer models, inventory automation and forecasting.

Prior to working in data science, Joe led the BI team in the UK coming from a background in analytics and mathematics.

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Elvys Nunes
Global Head of Category Insights and Analytics, Reckitt

Elvys Nunes has 13 years of experience in Marketing, Strategy & Insights and Sales in leading companies such as Reckitt, Unilever, Nivea, BASF and Johnson & Johnson.

He holds a degree in Business Administration from ESPM in São Paulo, a BA extension from Dorset College in Dublin, and MBA from Babson College in Boston.

At Reckitt, Elvys was responsible for Insights & Analytics Function in Brazil and Health in LATAM.

In September, He was promoted to be the Global Head of Category Insights & Analytics.

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Rajiv Chandra
Head of Finance Analytics, Sky

Senior Finance professional with 15 years commercial finance experience; Expert in the field of Big data and utilising advanced analytics to solve complex business problems

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Yixiang Dong
Head of Finance in cost Analytics, Sky

Currently working as the Senior Finance Analytics Manger, covering the areas of proactive retention, target marketing, pricing strategy, planning and forecasting, and analytical capability development.Yixiang sits on the board of Emergex, a biotech company developing T Cell Vaccine against CoVID-19.Yixiang has 8 years’ experience working in finance management at Procter & Gamble and Sky. Prior to that, Yixiang worked in biomedical research for 6 years.

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Maaike Van Den Branden
Associate Director - Data Insights & Analytics, comparethemarket.com

Maaike is a highly motivated analytics leader, with over 15 years of client and consultancy side experience in retail and insurance analytics. She worked for companies such as Dunnhumby (Tesco), Accenture, Delhaize/Ahold and AIMIA (Sainsbury’s).

In her current role at comparethemarket.com, she leads a team of 40 customer data experts across data science, analytics, research & insights, digital analytics & optimisation.

Understanding customer behaviour and influencing decision making through data-driven recommendations is her passion

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Stefan Marwah
Principal Data Engineer, Schroders
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Moiz Husain
Head of Enterprise Data, BT
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Christina Finlay
Director, Data & Analytics, Nest

Christina Finlay is Director, Data & Analytics at Nest Corporation, which was set up in 2011 by the UK government to address the needs of companies who became legally required to auto-enrol employees in a pension scheme. Nest holds pensions for over 9 million members.

She leads enterprise data and analytics for the organisation, guiding it towards four strategic aims: holistically understand our business so we can continually improve decision-making, continually improve our ability to build customer value and engagement, ensure we manage risk and adhere to regulatory requirements, and get the most value from what we have through building and empowering a collaborative, agile research and analyst community.

Christina was previously Director of Data & Insight at the National Trust and Director of Insight and Planning at Hovis. Christina has worked in UK, Singapore, Canada and France, mainly focused on FMCG brands with companies like General Mills, Nature’s Path and FutureBrand.

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Gordon Weston
VP, head of engineering delivery, Merkle

Gordon Weston has over 25 years’ experience delivering data led solutions across large multi-national organizations and small to medium enterprises. He has proven success in defining and implementing cloud technology solutions, creating and managing high performing teams, implementing process improvements and managing program deliveries. Experience across finance, insurance, marketing, print, retail, hospitality and gaming sectors. A huge advocate of continuous integration and automated build process for data, development and machine learning.

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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.

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