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Data Leaders, Scotland 2019

Revolutionise your data analytics strategy, drive digital transformation and look to the future of data & analytics

Conference Day 1
April 30th
08:30

Registration, Coffee & Networking

Registration, Coffee & Networking

April 30 | 08:30 - 09.15

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Speaking:

09.15

Chair’s Opening Remarks

Speaking:

matt lovell

Matt Lovell

Head of Data, Analytics & Insight, Eurostar

Chair’s Opening Remarks

April 30 | 09.15 - 09:30

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Speaking:

matt lovell

Matt Lovell

Eurostar

09:30

Keynote Presentation: State of the Industry Address: Investment in Data Jobs and Creating a Scottish Data Hub

• Dealing with the possibility of a “NO DEAL” as Britain exit the European Union, how will investment be affected?

• Outlining the Scottish commitment to investment in the data space, particularly...

Speaking:

Gary - BIO PIC

Gary Stewart

Managing Director, Wayra

Keynote Presentation: State of the Industry Address: Investment in Data Jobs and Creating a Scottish Data Hub

April 30 | 09:30 - 10.00

• Dealing with the possibility of a “NO DEAL” as Britain exit the European Union, how will investment be affected?

• Outlining the Scottish commitment to investment in the data space, particularly the commitment to investment in data science and creation of 400 AI jobs

• How Gary, in partnership with Telefonica have created a platform for AI investment in Scotland

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Speaking:

Gary - BIO PIC

Gary Stewart

Wayra

10.00

Keynote Presentation: Unlocking Value from your Data & Analytics Strategy

• How is data and analytics transforming the way that organisation add value to the business?

• Applying advanced analytics and experience design to customers’ journeys, enabling identification of...

Speaking:

Antonio Alvarez

Antonio Alvarez

Director of Data, Santander UK

Keynote Presentation: Unlocking Value from your Data & Analytics Strategy

April 30 | 10.00 - 10.30

• How is data and analytics transforming the way that organisation add value to the business?

• Applying advanced analytics and experience design to customers’ journeys, enabling identification of which business value opportunities to focus on

• Prioritisation of business areas that are delivering higher levels of ROI than others

• Overcoming cultural and organisational barriers to become a data driven organisation

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Speaking:

Antonio Alvarez

Antonio Alvarez

Santander UK

10:30

Networking Coffee Break in the Exhibition Area

Networking Coffee Break in the Exhibition Area

April 30 | 10:30 - 11:00

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Speaking:

11:00

Keynote Presentation: Creating the Culture of Change: The Changing Role of the CDAO from Data Management to Profit Making Idea Incubators

• Analysing the shift in the CDAO role, moving to deliver more revenue generating activities, balancing top line growth with cost saving and risk mitigation roles

• Shifting from pure data management...

Speaking:

Jean Ortiz Perez

Jean Ortiz Perez

Head of Analytics I&A, Collinson

Keynote Presentation: Creating the Culture of Change: The Changing Role of the CDAO from Data Management to Profit Making Idea Incubators

April 30 | 11:00 - 11:30

• Analysing the shift in the CDAO role, moving to deliver more revenue generating activities, balancing top line growth with cost saving and risk mitigation roles

• Shifting from pure data management and data governance to using data as an asset to help deliver business objectives

• Reprioritising revenue at the top of the agenda, moving the data and analytics team to become a profit making centre

• Seize increased profit by exploiting the real value in your data, Case study: Insurance Data Lake – aka IDLK project

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Speaking:

Jean Ortiz Perez

Jean Ortiz Perez

Collinson

11:30

Panel Discussion: From Burden to Value Driver, Making GDPR Work for you

• How has GDPR impacted the organisation of your data function and has it altered responsibilities?

• Has showing your strategy been enough or have the regulators demanded more?

• How do we turn the...

Speaking:

David Mallon

David Mallon

Group Data Protection Officer, Clydesdale Bank

Gary - BIO PIC

Gary Stewart

Managing Director, Wayra

Panel Discussion: From Burden to Value Driver, Making GDPR Work for you

April 30 | 11:30 - 12:15

• How has GDPR impacted the organisation of your data function and has it altered responsibilities?

• Has showing your strategy been enough or have the regulators demanded more?

• How do we turn the conversation from compliance to using GDPR to drive value within our business?

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Speaking:

Gary - BIO PIC

Gary Stewart

Wayra

David Mallon

David Mallon

Clydesdale Bank

12:15

Lunch & Networking in the Exhibition Area

Lunch & Networking in the Exhibition Area

April 30 | 12:15 - 13:15

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Speaking:

1:15

Keynote Presentation: Machine Learning in Practice, Techniques to Improve Searching and Ranking Algorithms

• Assessing improvements made in Query Understanding, Deal Classification, Similar Deals Recommendations and computation of an Image Propensity to Purchase that leverage respective embedding feature...

Speaking:

Joaquin

Joaquin Delgado

Director of Machine Learning, Groupon

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Bojan Babic

Machine Learning Engineer, Groupon

Keynote Presentation: Machine Learning in Practice, Techniques to Improve Searching and Ranking Algorithms

April 30 | 13:15 - 13:45

• Assessing improvements made in Query Understanding, Deal Classification, Similar Deals Recommendations and computation of an Image Propensity to Purchase that leverage respective embedding feature representations

• The set of hundreds of features that we use to represent in sparse high dimensional vector representation is now represented using a low dimension dense representation

• Embedding code and user information such as vertical, gender, price and context using only d bits from the d-dimensional space

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Speaking:

Joaquin

Joaquin Delgado

Groupon

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Bojan Babic

Groupon

1:45

Keynote Presentation: Creating a World Class Data Management Strategy for your Enterprise

• From Master Data Management to innovative projects, creating a world class data management strategy for your enterprise

• Assessing the best MDM systems available on the market today

• Combining...

Speaking:

Karin immenroth-1

Karin Immenroth

Chief Analytics Officer, [m]Science

Keynote Presentation: Creating a World Class Data Management Strategy for your Enterprise

April 30 | 13:45 - 14:15

• From Master Data Management to innovative projects, creating a world class data management strategy for your enterprise

• Assessing the best MDM systems available on the market today

• Combining unstructured and structured data effectively in order to harness better quality of data

• Utilising the improved quality data sets to provide intelligence across the enterprise

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Speaking:

Karin immenroth-1

Karin Immenroth

[m]Science

2:15

Afternoon Tea & Networking in the Exhibition Area

Afternoon Tea & Networking in the Exhibition Area

April 30 | 14:15 - 14:45

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Speaking:

2:45

Keynote Presentation: The Future of AI is Distributed

  • Are AI, ML, and Cloud delivering on the promise of increased value from data?
  • How are organisations unlocking value from these technologies? Which are proving the most fruitful?
  • The utilisation of AI...

Speaking:

Dave Robertson

Dave Robertson

Head of Science and Engineering , University of Edinburgh

Keynote Presentation: The Future of AI is Distributed

April 30 | 14:45 - 15:15

  • Are AI, ML, and Cloud delivering on the promise of increased value from data?
  • How are organisations unlocking value from these technologies? Which are proving the most fruitful?
  • The utilisation of AI for real time customer decisioning by delivering meaningful engagement across internal touchpoints
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Speaking:

Dave Robertson

Dave Robertson

University of Edinburgh

3:15

Panel Discussion: Debating Centralised vs. Decentralised Data & Analytics Teams

• Is there a need for a dedicated function or should data and analytics be embedded throughout the business?

• What are the real practical differences between embedded teams versus. dedicated...

Speaking:

Antonio Alvarez

Antonio Alvarez

Director of Data, Santander UK

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Erica Cawood

Head of Analytics, Openreach

Karin immenroth-1

Karin Immenroth

Chief Analytics Officer, [m]Science

Panel Discussion: Debating Centralised vs. Decentralised Data & Analytics Teams

April 30 | 15:15 - 16:00

• Is there a need for a dedicated function or should data and analytics be embedded throughout the business?

• What are the real practical differences between embedded teams versus. dedicated centralised teams.

• Is there a one size fits all approach or should this be tailored for each company? If so, which factors dictate the need for a centralised or decentralised team?

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Speaking:

Karin immenroth-1

Karin Immenroth

[m]Science

Antonio Alvarez

Antonio Alvarez

Santander UK

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Erica Cawood

Openreach

4:00

Chair’s Closing Remarks

Speaking:

matt lovell

Matt Lovell

Head of Data, Analytics & Insight, Eurostar

Chair’s Closing Remarks

April 30 | 16:00 - 16:15

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Speaking:

matt lovell

Matt Lovell

Eurostar

4:15

Drinks Reception & Networking in the Exhibition Area

Drinks Reception & Networking in the Exhibition Area

April 30 | 16:15 - 17:15

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Speaking:

Conference Day 2
May 1st
08:30

Main Conference Registration, Coffee & Networking in the Exhibition Area

Main Conference Registration, Coffee & Networking in the Exhibition Area

May 1 | 08:30 - 09:00

Register Now for 2018

Speaking:

09:00

Chair’s Opening Remarks

Speaking:

matt lovell

Matt Lovell

Head of Data, Analytics & Insight, Eurostar

Chair’s Opening Remarks

May 1 | 09:00 - 09:15

Register Now for 2018

Speaking:

matt lovell

Matt Lovell

Eurostar

09:15

Keynote Presentation: Using Data to Save Time, Money and Lives

• Sharing examples of how data driven innovation can improve lives and deliver public sector efficiencies

• What we’re doing in Scotland to set the infrastructure for data to support public service...

Speaking:

Roger Halliday

Roger Halliday

Chief Statistician & Data Officer, Scottish Government

Keynote Presentation: Using Data to Save Time, Money and Lives

May 1 | 09:15 - 09:45

• Sharing examples of how data driven innovation can improve lives and deliver public sector efficiencies

• What we’re doing in Scotland to set the infrastructure for data to support public service reform and business.

• How public trust is key to us achieving any of this

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Speaking:

Roger Halliday

Roger Halliday

Scottish Government

09:45

Keynote Presentation: Keynote Presentation: New Growth Through Commercial Data Science and How Arnold Schwarzenegger Inspired us to Create New Products for New Markets

• A case study in new data products for new markets

• Satisfying business objectives with new data products

• What to do now to generate products for new markets

Speaking:

Richard Ramsden

Richard Ramsden

Head of Data Science – Innovation Incubator, AkzoNobel

Keynote Presentation: Keynote Presentation: New Growth Through Commercial Data Science and How Arnold Schwarzenegger Inspired us to Create New Products for New Markets

May 1 | 09:45 - 10:15

• A case study in new data products for new markets

• Satisfying business objectives with new data products

• What to do now to generate products for new markets

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Speaking:

Richard Ramsden

Richard Ramsden

AkzoNobel

10:15

Morning Coffee & Networking in the Exhibition Area

Morning Coffee & Networking in the Exhibition Area

May 1 | 10:15 - 10:45

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Speaking:

10:45

Keynote Presentation: Aligning Data and Analytics Initiatives to Business Goals & Objectives

• What is data strategy? People, process and technology, and what does it mean to your business?

• Transforming data into business value, how do we align the goals from the strategy with the...

Speaking:

sudesh jog

Sudesh Jog

Head of Analytics, Apetito

Keynote Presentation: Aligning Data and Analytics Initiatives to Business Goals & Objectives

May 1 | 10:45 - 11:45

• What is data strategy? People, process and technology, and what does it mean to your business?

• Transforming data into business value, how do we align the goals from the strategy with the businesses goals? Collection, validation, analysis

• How do we communicate this alignment with the key business stakeholders?

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Speaking:

sudesh jog

Sudesh Jog

Apetito

11:15

Panel Discussion: How to Identify, Recruit & Retain Top Talent in to Your Team

• In a hyper competitive market place, how do you differentiate your company from the rest? What are graduates looking in a data analytics role and how can you meet those interests?

• How do you...

Speaking:

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Erica Cawood

Head of Analytics, Openreach

Richard Ramsden

Richard Ramsden

Head of Data Science – Innovation Incubator, AkzoNobel

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Sudesh Jog

Head of Analytics, Apetito

Panel Discussion: How to Identify, Recruit & Retain Top Talent in to Your Team

May 1 | 11:15 - 12:00

• In a hyper competitive market place, how do you differentiate your company from the rest? What are graduates looking in a data analytics role and how can you meet those interests?

• How do you select the right candidate for your company, addressing the dangers of the “data scientist”, and separating the wheat from the chaff?

• Examining the key concerns and drivers for job mobility within the data and analytics space

• Benefits of internal restructuring and retaining: Do you hire externally or promote internally? Training individuals to be analytically minded and apply knowledge in an analytical environment

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Speaking:

sudesh jog

Sudesh Jog

Apetito

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Erica Cawood

Openreach

Richard Ramsden

Richard Ramsden

AkzoNobel

12:00

Lunch & Networking in the Exhibition Area

Lunch & Networking in the Exhibition Area

May 1 | 12:00 - 13:00

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Speaking:

1:00

Keynote Presentation: The Revolutionary World of Data Science

• Collaborating with other governments globally to support the creation of new data science functions

• Working with academia to develop bespoke masterclass courses for HMRC and wider government

•...

Speaking:

shakeel

Shakeel Khan

Data Science Capability Building Manager , HMRC

Keynote Presentation: The Revolutionary World of Data Science

May 1 | 13:00 - 13:30

• Collaborating with other governments globally to support the creation of new data science functions

• Working with academia to develop bespoke masterclass courses for HMRC and wider government

• Applying a Data Science Capability Building Framework to inform the roadmap of development

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Speaking:

shakeel

Shakeel Khan

HMRC

1:30

Panel Discussion: Making Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Work for you

• What is the potential of AI, Machine Learning, Algorithms, Natural Language, and Augmented Analytics

• How far have we come when it comes to adoption and realising the benefits?

• What are the...

Speaking:

Jean Ortiz Perez

Jean Ortiz Perez

Head of Analytics I&A, Collinson

gustavo

Gustavo Ordonez

Head of Economic Capital Analytics, HSBC

Joaquin

Joaquin Delgado

Director of Machine Learning, Groupon

Panel Discussion: Making Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Work for you

May 1 | 13:30 - 14:15

• What is the potential of AI, Machine Learning, Algorithms, Natural Language, and Augmented Analytics

• How far have we come when it comes to adoption and realising the benefits?

• What are the common use cases? And how can you accelerate adoption in your organisation on a budget?

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Speaking:

Jean Ortiz Perez

Jean Ortiz Perez

Collinson

gustavo

Gustavo Ordonez

HSBC

Joaquin

Joaquin Delgado

Groupon

2:15

Networking Break

Networking Break

May 1 | 14:15 - 14:45

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Speaking:

2:45

Closing Keynote: Harnessing the Power of Advanced Analytics in Asset Management

• Utilising advanced analytics to reinvent asset management, delivering short term impact while starting analytic transformations in other parts of the business

• Managing gaps in data quality and IT...

Speaking:

Robert murray

Robert Murray

Head of Analytics, Scottish Water

Closing Keynote: Harnessing the Power of Advanced Analytics in Asset Management

May 1 | 14:45 - 15:15

• Utilising advanced analytics to reinvent asset management, delivering short term impact while starting analytic transformations in other parts of the business

• Managing gaps in data quality and IT infrastructure whilst maintaining a successful advanced analytics approach

• Overcoming obstacles, such as cost, risk and regulatory compliance to ensure reliability in advanced analytics

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Speaking:

Robert murray

Robert Murray

Scottish Water

3:15

Keynote Presentation: Blending Technical and Business Needs to Drive Better Business Performance

• Understanding of how John has driven a change in data culture and big data strategy across Telefonica’s business units

• Building new internal capabilities to support local countries development

•...

Keynote Presentation: Blending Technical and Business Needs to Drive Better Business Performance

May 1 | 15:15 - 15:45

• Understanding of how John has driven a change in data culture and big data strategy across Telefonica’s business units

• Building new internal capabilities to support local countries development

• Developing individual skill sets in country and building the technical infrastructure, algorithms and visualisation to enable the success of these business units

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Speaking:

3:45

Chair’s Closing Remarks

Chair’s Closing Remarks

May 1 | 15:45 - 16:00

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Speaking:

4:00

End of Main Conference Day Two

End of Main Conference Day Two

May 1 | 16:00

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Speaking: