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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
Principal Data Engineer, Schroders
Head of Enterprise Data, BT
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.
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.
Manager Solution Engineering, BMC Software
Tijs Monté leads a team of solutions engineers who help organisations to architect solutions for application and data pipeline orchestration. This team is focused on addressing the challenges involved in productising data pipelines that span across both modern data platforms as well as legacy systems. Often implemented in hybrid cloud environments. Tijs is specialised in bridging the gap between engineering and the business. Tijs is focused on data and analytics for over 6 years. Prior to that, Tijs was involved in the early days of DevOps transforming applications teams to more agile and business aligned operating models.
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.
CTO, ThreatMetrix Business Services, LexisNexis Risk Solutions
Matthias Baumhof is an engineering and technology leader and with over 15 years of experience working in the security and anti-fraud industry. As LexisNexis Risk Solutions CTO of ThreatMetrix, Matthias Baumhof leads all technical strategies, execution and program management for ThreatMetrix Engineering and Operations with a strong focus on security and scalability. Matthias Baumhof joined ThreatMetrix with the acquisition of TrustDefender in 2012, where he served as VP Product Development creating innovative anti-malware solutions. Previous positions include CTO of Microdasys, a pioneer in SSL inspection proxies.
Data Lead, NHS AI Lab
Senior Solutions Engineer, Pyramid Analytics
Jeff’s experience of enterprise software spans over 30 years. Covering data integration, process automation and BI, as both a consultant and in solutions engineering, for some of the major software vendors. This role continues with Pyramid Analytics; providing technical support to the sales team to help companies understand the Decision Intelligence arena and how the Pyramid Analytics solution fits into this and the business benefits it can help drive.
Director of Data, 6point6
With over 25 years of experience in the data industry, Andrew is a Chief Data Engineer / Architect / Scientist. He has worked across many industry sectors building data teams, designing data products, and delivering production data solutions. He is the author of “Mastering Spark for Data Science”, one of the key textbooks used to teach Spark.
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.
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.
Solutions Engineer, Confluent
Anna is passionate about solving complex problems with well-scaling solutions. She aims to bridge the gap between business and software engineering by creating proof of concepts and testing solutions to ensure smooth delivery of the final product. Anna loves to learn about new technologies and delve into the geeky details.
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.
Head of Enterprise Data Integration Strategy, EMEA, Qlik
Ted is Head of Data Integration Strategy for EMEA 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.
Geospatial Advocate, CARTO
Helen is CARTO’s Geospatial Advocate whose mission it is to evangelize the use of geospatial tech, data and analytics. CARTO is the leading cloud-native Location Intelligence platform, helping data scientists move from seeing where to understanding why. With 9 years of experience working in geospatial consulting, Helen is passionate about opening people’s eyes to the power of “where.”
Director Product Marketing (EMEA & LATAM), Denodo
Robin Tandon is our Director of Product Marketing. Robin has over 20 years industry experience working with enterprise and cloud software organisations. He is responsible for all Denodo product marketing activities in his supported regions. Robin is a keen agile practitioner and a certified Scrum product owner. When not at work Robin is a keen dog walker with his rescue pup from Romania.
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.
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.
Director of Product Strategy, Exasol
Mathias “Matze” Brink owns over 12 years of experience consulting and guiding customers to build up and maintain their analytic environments. It is his passion to help with the integration of various technologies and provide Data Warehouse solutions.
Matze is currently in charge of product strategy at Exasol where he incorporates his experience to further drive the product development of “The Analytics Database”.
CEO & Co-founder, Snowplow
Alex is a polymath: a keen technologist with a passion for functional programming, cloud-based architectures and big data technologies, he also has a passion for innovation and organizational change. Prior to co-founding Snowplow, he’d worked in technology roles at OpenX and in the Business Intelligence department at Deloitte Consulting, as well as strategy roles at Fathom Partners and Keplar LLP.
Market Analyst - Propositions team, Markets Directorate, Met Office