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The Insight-Rich Organisation

 The Insight-Rich Organisation 

 Unlocking new value from your data 

 18:00 - 22:00 

 Thursday 17 October 2019 
 Andaz Studio, London, EC2M 7QN 

Investments in AI and cloud are increasing due to their combined ability to generate game-changing insights and business outcomes, at speed and scale. But very few organisations are successfully utilising these powerful new technologies due to a multitude of data challenges that seem insurmountable.

Many businesses feel data-drowned, spending 80% of their time and resources cleaning and preparing data but yet only using 10% of the data available to them. Moving to the cloud is compounding this challenge further due to increased accessibility to a variety of sizes and shapes of data. However, while data preparation is seen to be the biggest bottleneck to driving analytical outcomes, it's also the biggest opportunity to unlocking new value and accelerating performance. 

Join senior peers to discover how others are outmanoeuvring their competitors, and explore how you and your teams can rapidly turn your data challenges into strategic opportunities.

18.00 Registration opens and drinks reception

18.25 Welcome and introduction

18.30 The true cost of inaccurate insight
Tim Lum, Former Head of Data and Insights, Virgin Atlantic

18.45 From the data-drowned to the insight-rich organisation
Alasdair Anderson, Fintech Advisor & Analyst

19.00 How the marriage of AI and cloud is transforming every sector
Kate Rosenshine, Head of Azure Cloud Solution Architecture - Media, Telco & Professional Services, Microsoft

19.15 Panel discussion: Unlocking new value from your data

  • What are the key factors that enable an organisation to become insight-rich? 
  • With less than 10% of data being used, what are the real-life pain points and challenges of data preparation and utilisation?
  • Are there “quick fixes” to improving cost, scale, efficiency, quality and security of data and analytics processes?
  • Why do only 1 in 10 data science projects make it into production?
  • AI is becoming the driving force for organisations adopting cloud but how do you ensure these initiatives reach their full potential?
  • What data governance considerations are applicable, in particular, for managing data in the cloud?

Eddie Short, Director Data, Insights & Analytics, Telefonica
Tim Lum, Former Head of Data and Insights, Virgin Atlantic
Kate Rosenshine, Head of Azure Cloud Solution Architecture - Media, Telco & Professional Services, Microsoft
Alasdair Anderson, Fintech Advisor & Analyst

Paul Roberts, VP EMEA, Trifacta

19.50 Closing remarks

Drinks, canapés and networking

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Speaker - Tim Lum

2-5 Tim is the former Head of Data and Insights at Virgin Atlantic and led data transformation across the airline. In 2018, he was named Information Age’s UK Data Leader of the Year and Top 100 Most Influential Data Leaders in the UK by DataIQ.

He has built a cloud-first data strategy at Virgin Atlantic, a real-time Single Customer View used in both personalisation of offers and customer experience on-board and created the company’s first AI and Machine Learning product that has resulted in significant increases in revenue. Skilled in the art of navigating organisations to create lasting and successful data transformations, Tim has managed to transform companies from data novices to data veterans his entire career.

He has previously worked at technology firms such as Microsoft and Expedia and has a BS in Business from Indiana University and an MA in Sociology from the University of Washington.

Speaker - Kate Rosenshine


Kate currently leads the Azure Architecture team for Telco, Media and Professional Services, who working with key customers to enable them to leverage the power of cloud. Prior to this role, she led the Data and AI Cloud Solution Architecture team for Financial Services  helping organisations shape their data strategies in a scalable and responsible way. Her main focus lies in the intersection between technology and business, and how new technologies can shape organisations as they evolve. Prior to joining Microsoft, she worked at start-ups where she focused on leveraging big data and behaviour analytics to augment decision making.

Speaker - Alasdair Anderson

Alasdair Anderson

Alasdair Anderson is a veteran data expert with over 20 years Global Financial Services experience. In recent years, Alasdair was responsible for building the data platforms and teams at HSBC and Nordea. Alasdair has since gone on to build his own independent advisory practice working with major banks to build and enhance their use of data and analytics. Alasdair's focus mirrors Global Banking priorities as he helps organisations leverage data and analytics to provide deep insight into customer activities inside the Global financial system. These insights are the foundation of next generation digital channels and services but all too often analytics are being deployed to defend institution against the risk of financial criminals. Over the last decade the use of analytics in the fight against financial crime has formed the majority of Alasdair delivery responsibilities.


This is a private event for members of our community. Membership is free and takes less than 5 minutes. As a member, you will have access to this and other complimentary events. Learn more.

This event is for 30 x C-level, VPs, Directors, Heads and the drivers of live projects whose responsibilities include information, technology, data, digital, machine learning, AI, cloud, risk, compliance, regulation, fraud, marketing, supply chain, analytics, customer.

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