Data Insight Leaders Summit 2017

October 18-October 19, 2017

Hotel NH Collection Barcelona Tower

Contact: 44 (0) 207 036 9451

Susan Wegner
Susan Wegner
VP Smart Data Analytics & Communication, Big Data, Telekom Innovation Lab
Deutsche Telekom
Dr. Susan Wegner is responsible for the innovation field “Smart Data Analytics & Communications” of Telekom Innovation Laboratories. The focus areas within this field are strategically derived from the key drivers of future telecommunication business: Future Communication, Big Data and User Driven Innovation. "Data Analytics" is an important area within this field, with considerable activity going towards establishing Deutsche Telekom as a safe and transparent innovation partner in this emerging market. To ensure that new innovative solutions go quickly to market, smaller companies like "Motionlogic" have been established in the form of new ventures. Dr. Susan Wegner studied Computer Science and Mathematics at the Technical University of Berlin and at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is married and has over 10 years’ experience in designing and managing innovation development within the Deutsche Telekom group.
Ben Chamberlain
Ben Chamberlain
Senior Data Scientist
Asos.com
Ben Chamberlain is a senior data scientist at ASOS.com where he leads the Customer Understanding team. He holds a Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 Industrial Fellowship, which funds his PhD studies in statistical machine learning at Imperial College London. Ben has previously worked as a data scientist in the social media, defence and security industries. He is a graduate of the University of Oxford.
Olmo Martinez
Olmo Martinez
Head of Data Science, Europe
Anheuser-Busch InBev
Olmo is a Data Scientist, entrepreneur and change maker. He was one of the first joiners of ZXVentures (AB-Inbev) as Head of Data & BI for all European operations. ZXVentures is a disruptive growth organisation part of AB-Inbev set to disrupt the beer industry and wider beverage & experiences industry. Olmo's responsibilities include leading and developing the data roadmap: from asking the right questions and designing the data architecture, to in-house development of innovative data products and democratising data across the entire organisation. Olmo's past achievements include inventing an unsupervised multidimensional clustering algorithm; he was the first Data Scientist at TripAdvisor CPC; and he developed a process to optimise AdWords bidding. He collaborated with various not-for-profit organisations and worked as a strategy consultant. Studied finance and marketing at ICADE, CBS and McGill University and worked for three years in China. Olmo loves developing data models that are able to explain reality and bring value to users, and creating collaborative environments to help talent grow within the organisation. He taught himself how to code in Python, regularly joins Python & Data conferences and you will likely find him coding early in the morning while sipping a coffee and listening to music.
Harvinder Atwal
Harvinder Atwal
Head of Data Strategy and Advanced Analytics
Moneysupermarket.com
Harvinder Atwal leads a team of Data Scientists to deliver data-driven personalisation; develop the Data Strategy to support Advanced Analytics and define Data Science best practise in MoneySuperMarket. Moneysupermarket.com is the UK’s most visited Price Comparison Website and has one of the largest customer databases in the UK with records for 23 million unique individuals. Harvinder was previously Insight Director for Tesco Clubcard at Dunnhumby and Senior Manager for Customer Strategy and Insights at Lloyds Banking Group. He is passionately interested in Data Science, Machine Learning, Big Data technologies and how they can be used to improve Customer Experience.
Pradeep Devavarapu
Pradeep Devavarapu
Vice President
SalesBI
Pradeep has more than 15 years of experience in the technology industry supporting cutting edge sales organizations. He founded SalesBI to help sales and marketing teams succeed through greater use of business intelligence. Prior to founding SalesBI, he was part of the founding team of PlanetPro Inc. a Silicon Valley Tech Startup. During his tenure, here he was credited with growing the business from zero revenues to millions annually. Highly regarded in the industry, he has consulted with companies such as Cisco and Symantec as a channel management expert defining incentive programs and strategy for channel partners.
Markus Rotter
Markus Rotter
Head of Network Analytics
Vodafone

Markus is driving Advanced Analytics on network and service data in Vodafone Germany to improve customer experience and operational performance. He leads a team of data scientists for predictive/big data analytics as well as a BI developer team to productize analytical results into KPIs, reports and dashboards. By developing a real time correlation software, the data science team is able to proactively find network and service deteriorations and automate the corrective maintenance process, delivering every year multi-million OPEX savings. Employing the typical data science methods to correlate network and customer data, they also continuously provide levers to improve customer service experience. 

Before his role at Vodafone, Markus held various positions in Product Management, Sales and Management Consulting at various companies in the communications sector. He holds a diploma and a PhD in physics from LMU Munich.

Mike Hyde
Mike Hyde
Data Science Director
Facebook

Mike Hyde leads Data Science and Data Engineering for Workplace, Facebook’s new enterprise product for companies of all sizes to collaborate and communicate in new ways. Prior to this he built and lead the global data analytics team at Skype, managing one of the world’s largest data sets and exploring communication habits of people all around the world. His experience spans data architecture through to data science and culture, and he is passionate about using data and insights to create a company culture focused on innovation and growth. Prior to Skype, Mike spent over a decade in consulting, using data to solve businesses’ problems across many industries and countries.

Jim Anning
Jim Anning
Head of Data and Analytics
British Gas

Jim’s team of Data Scientists and Engineers manage all aspects of data from Connected Homes’ products including Hive Active Heating and MyEnergy, analysing it to help improve services and developing machine learning and artificial intelligence algorithms; to give customers the best experience from connected products.

Chris Conroy
Chris Conroy
Head of Customer Data Science
Rank group
Chris is Head of Customer Data Science at Rank Group, working across Rank’s brands and channels, having previously looked after BI and Analytics for Grosvenor Casinos. Chris is tasked with the delivery of incremental revenue through data science.
Tim Lum
Tim Lum
Director of Marketing Analytics and Data Product
Expedia
Currently leading marketing analytics at Hotels.com (an Expedia Inc. brand), Tim has built the BI and Analytics capacities of some of the most innovative enterprises and charities across three continents. His team at Hotels.com currently looks after all strategic and cross-channel/functional optimization activities across any inbound digital media. He resides in London and possesses a Bachelors of Science from Indiana University and a Masters of Arts degree from the University of Washington.
James de Souza
James de Souza
Head of Customers Analytics
Post Office
James is a customer insight obsessive and an avid fan of driving personalised customer experiences through data-led planning and decision making. James and team are leveraging a breadth of descriptive and predictive techniques to drive omnichannel campaign optimisation. James is on a mission to deploy customer insights across the organisation to power a rich understanding; in pursuit of earning the lifetime loyalty of Post Office customers.
Dr Alexander Borek
Dr Alexander Borek
Head of Marketing Science, Smart Data and Analytics,
Volkswagen
Dr. Alexander Borek is responsible for Marketing Science, Smart Data and Analytics in the Group Digitalization of the 12 automotive brands of Volkswagen AG. Before, he worked as a consultant at Gartner and IBM, where he had advised Global Fortune 500 executives in multiple industries with regards to their digital transformation, data governance and analytics innovation strategy. He is a recognized international thought leader in data strategy and the author of the books “Total Information Risk Management” and "Marketing with Smart Machines"
Karolis Urbonas
Karolis Urbonas
Head of Data Science
Amazon
Energetic data science leader with a demonstrated history of building high-performing data science teams and delivering strategic analytic projects. I have been working with data and its applications for more than 10 years now. Currently I am leading a brilliant data science team in Amazon as the Head of Business Intelligence and Data Science of Amazon Devices. I am also the owner of a practical data science blog and educational website www.cyborgus.com.
Claire Pritchard
Claire Pritchard
Director Business Intelligence and Analytics
Liberty Global
Claire heads up the data science team looking after revenue growth and customer at Liberty Global. Since joining Liberty Global in 2015, Claire has been working with various parts of the organisation to transform how Liberty Global uses its data to drive the business forward. Claire has over 15 years’ experience within the Telco industry working with companies in both the UK and the US. Focusing on analysis to understand customer needs, the key drivers of customer behaviours and the latest modelling techniques to deliver actionable data driven strategies helping grow revenue and market share for businesses.
Vanessa Galvany
Vanessa Galvany
Business Intelligence & Advanced Analytics Director
Liberty Global
Vanessa Galvany is on a mission to help companies grow profitable businesses by delivering best in class insights and data analytics capabilities, while acting as a change agent to transform the role of business intelligence within the organization. Vanessa held a variety of BI and marketing roles at Dell Technologies prior to becoming the “Director of Market and Business intelligence” at Royal Philips in 2014. In January ’17 Vanessa joined Liberty Global (telecom industry) as the new Global Director for their BI and Advanced Analytics unit, focused in driving operational excellence through cutting-edge data science. Specialties: BI and Information Systems, CRM, Strategic Consulting/Analytics, Program Management, Executive Engagement, Change Management and People Management. Vanessa is originally from Barcelona, Spain and holds a BSc in Business Administration and an Executive MBA from IESE Business School.
Dan Kellett
Dan Kellett
Director of Data Science
Capital One
As head of the Data Science at Capital One UK I Dan lead’s an 18-strong cross-functional team that is changing the way Capital One do business. Dan and his team use the latest distributed computing technologies and operate across many billions of customer transactions. The models and data products that his team builds, unlock big opportunities for the business and help UK consumers save money and reduce friction in their financial lives. We have recently implemented a new open source analytic environment for model building/deployment as well as a sandpit for testing new analytic approaches. The last 6 months have seen the launch of major new credit risk models, leveraging the latest machine learning approaches to optimise our decisions. We have also made recent strides in understanding and mining customer contact data to better meet their needs and help them succeed. I have over 15 years of experience in analytics within the Finance industry. I have looked to build and lead highly-skilled, engaged teams focused on using data to solve real business problems.
Magda Piatkowska
Magda Piatkowska
Head of Data Science
The Telegraph

Magda Piatkowska left university as a systems engineer to take up DBA and later various BI positions at eircom in Dublin, Ireland. In 2013 Channel 4 brought her to London. Magda was responsible for running a data science team focused on building data products for monetisation in broadcasting. Currently she is in The Daily Telegraph transforming traditional journalism into digital, data driven business. She is also, contributing to Coppelia a machine learning and data science blog and am strongly supporting girls in rocking the world of technology!

Ian Pepper
Ian Pepper
Global Enterprise Architect, Big Data and Analytics
Novartis
Innovative and experienced technology leader with deep experience in high technology companies ranging from start-ups to enterprises, over half of those at CTO level. Co-founder of several start-ups, published author, and multiple patent holder. Currently, work for Novartis in big data and analytics, blockchain and IoT.
Olivier Van Parys
Olivier Van Parys
Head of Advanced Analytics
Bank of Ireland
Olivier has 15 years of Experience in Data Mining, Project management and integrated business forecasting system delivery. Olivier is in charge of the analytic capability within Bank of Ireland and coaches and develops teams of Econometricians and Management Scientists to impact the bottom line through advanced predictive analytics. He has delivered tangible competitive advantages to Insurance Companies, Financial Institutions and Utility Companies within countries like Philipinnes, Thailand, Mexico, Russia, Ireland, France, UK and Saudi Arabia.
Charlie Ballard
Charlie Ballard
Global Director, Strategic Insights
TripAdvisor
Charlie began working with consumer data at Forrester Research in Boston just in time to witness the dotcom crash of 2001, before switching to lead agency measurement and analytics with multiple global clients including General Motors, American Express, AT&T, BT, Fidelity and Comcast. After receiving his MBA in 2012 at ESADE Business School in Barcelona, Charlie joined BT’s MBA Leadership Programme as an internal consultant before most recently moving to TripAdvisor in 2013 in his current role of Global Director of Strategic Insights. Now based out of London, Charlie today works to help TripAdvisor and its clients make the most of all available forms of travel research, using TripAdvisor’s own data to help the world’s largest travel companies stay current with global traveller trends.
Amin Jamalzadeh
Amin Jamalzadeh
Research Data Scientist
Booking
Amin works as principal data scientist at Booking.com, web marketing department, where he leads an analytic team to build scalable analytic data-driven solutions in order to drive performance and improve the profitability of online advertising channels. Amin has put his focus on e-commerce problems since his PhD at Durham University utilising advanced quantitative methods based on click stream data. In past five years, he has developed an award-winning analytic engine using predictive models and algorithmic optimisation routines for paid search advertising media such as Google and Bing. His main interest recently is in high-performance computing machine learning methods with the goal of extracting meaningful and actionable insight from big data and creating analytic engines.
Paul Laughlin
Paul Laughlin
Founder and Managing Director
Laughlin Consultancy
Paul Laughlin is an international speaker, at conferences across UK, Europe & USA. He has been speaking professionally for over 15 years. Paul is also the founder of Laughlin Consultancy, a business that enables companies to maximize the value of their customer insight. Paul has added over £10m to the bottom line of blue chip companies annually, by removing common barriers to realising that value. Clients maximise such value by using data, analytics & research together, to intelligently interact with their customers. Services, that are achieving this, include training & consultancy. Paul also provides executive coaching, to ensure leaders can sustain such performance themselves. He helps customer insight teams, especially their leaders, to have the knowledge and skills they need to sustain this improvement. Paul is also an active blogger on the CustomerInsightLeader.com blog.
Danielle Beltran
Danielle Beltran
Global Head of Brand Analytics
Phillips

Danielle’s main interest and passion is how organizations are adopting changes in their strategic learning and decision making while embedding Big Data & Analytics. Professionally, she leads the Global Brand Analytics team of Philips shaping the overall Brand strategy based on Brand perceptions around the world. 


Besides her experience, she is performing an Executive PhD in the faculty of Management in the VU University in Amsterdam.

Cecilia Hellstadius
Cecilia Hellstadius
Head of Business Analysis, Group Analytics
Ericsson

Responsible for the establishment and running of a Business analysis unit that performs group wide and complex business analysis, by exploring financial and operational data and applying professional advanced analytical models for structured and unstructured data.

Harry Powell
Harry Powell
Head of Advanced Analytics
Barclays
Gael Decoudu
Gael Decoudu
Head of Data Science and Digital Analytics
Shop Direct
Gael is a seasoned global leader in Analytics and Data Science with 15+ years of experience. He has a solid track record of combining a strong business sense with analytical expertise and result focus to deliver significant value. He has demonstrated his high adaptability thorough his career, having lead several multicultural and multifunctional teams across the world, directly and remotely in various industries (financial services, banking, e-commerce), in high growth and mature environments alike.Gael deep expertise covers a wide range of analytics applications ranging from credit risk to marketing, customer and web analytics, X-selling and pricing.He has a solid track record of enabling quantifiable improvements by developing teams, bringing technical innovation, improving processes or instilling rigour. Specialties: Ecommerce, Pricing, customer analytic, web analytic, credit card, statistical models, valuation models, data mining, design of experiment, testing, credit policy, statistical training, credit risk, statistical governance, SAS
Andrew McMurtrie
Andrew McMurtrie
Head of Data Science
Direct Line Group
Michael Fagan
Michael Fagan
Director, Data Sciences - EMEA
Microsoft
Ryan den Rooijen
Ryan den Rooijen
Head of Data
Dyson
Ryan leads Dyson's Global Data & Analytics team, who are tasked with designing and building the company’s next-generation analytical capabilities. From marketing to research, their work spans the breadth of the company, with a strong focus on data-as-a-service. Prior to Dyson he spent four and a half years at Google, where he laid the foundation for the Global Business Organisation's analytical curriculum. Most of his work focuses on the practical application of big data analytics, and how demystifying these technologies can help deliver impact on the front line. Prior to completing his MSc in Social Science of the Internet at the University of Oxford he worked on a number of digital media startups. In his spare time he enjoys hiking, cycling, and travelling.
Rufus Weston
Rufus Weston
Head of Insight
Just Eat
Mahesh Bharadhwaj
Mahesh Bharadhwaj
Director, New Customer Acquisitions, Strategic Analytics
Barclaycard
Bertrand Hassani
Bertrand Hassani
Global Head of Research and Innovation
Banco Santander
Sanjeevan Bala
Sanjeevan Bala
Head of Data Planning and Analytics
Channel 4
Nick Hough-Robbins
Nick Hough-Robbins
Data Strategy Director
Specsavers
Responsible for the management of Specsavers data worldwide In 2016 I delivered the company's largest single CRM platform OCH (Oracle Customer Hub) supporting 43 million customers in the UK as well as Spain, Ireland and the Netherlands. I am currently managing a team delivering Adobe Campaign Management globallyIn December 2016 my team completed deployment of Oracle's produce data hub (PDH) which is a single source of all product data worldwideI am currently deploying MapR as a global data and analytics platform across the company together with Tableau and Hubble as analytics platforms
Errol Koolmeister
Errol Koolmeister
Managing director & Lead data scientist
Moubi Analytics

We are entering a new industrial revolution, the data revolution. With it comes changes that will make life easier for most but harder for some. We will automate many task by using big data analytics and this will create new opportunities for all of mankind. I am a part of this revolution and my role is to make sure the people I work for will get the best possible experience they can have.In my current role as a Data Scientist i know that analytics is one of the most important fields in the world since it gives a valuable insight into how customers, stock markets, loans etc. will behave and evolve in the future. Analytics is done on data and from data we derive facts. One aspect which is often underestimated is the skill to communicate the benefits of adapting to a more data driven way of working. The shift I see right now in the world is a move from “sense, guess and respond” to “predict, plan and act”. Specialties:Detection Systems, Customer Screening, Risk and Decision analysis, CDD/KYC/ODD, CTF, AML processes, WLM, Credit Cards, SWIFT, SEPA, Transaction Screening, Payment analysis, Fraud, Advanced Analytics, Predictive Analytics, Big Data processing.Competencies: Result orientation, Business knowledge, Customer orientation, Commitment, Building relationships, Decision making,Coaching and energising, Analytical, Facilitate, Quality focus, Risk handling

Eric Tyree
Eric Tyree
VP, Chief Data Scientist
Carlson Wagonlit Travel
Eric Lebigot
Eric Lebigot
Group Chief Data Scientist
AXA
Eric was recruited as the first global Chief Data Scientist of AXA, a leading global insurance company. He also led a team of more than a dozen high-level data scientists at the AXA Data Innovation Lab. The Data Innovation Lab’s main mission is to promote advanced analytics throughout the company, in areas such as data management, training in data, and the use of appropriate data science tools, techniques and big data platforms. Prior to this assignment, he spent 17 years as a researcher in physics, lead data scientist and associate in a startup, with a short stint as an independent consultant in advanced analytics for business.
Mike de Halpert
Mike de Halpert
Director of European analytics
ebay
Mike has been working in Business Intelligence for 17 years, from creating his first integrated Decision Support System for Birkbeck College, through to full marketing database and Business Intelligence systems for Ads dot com Ltd (InterCasino), LloydsTSB Business Lending Taskforce to his current role in heading up marketing analytics and decision sciences for eBay in Europe. Mike leads teams of Data Scientists and Analysts to enhance the Customer experience at eBay, to maximise revenue and ensure the highest degree of decision quality.
Steve Taberner
Steve Taberner
Group Head of Business Intelligence & Analytics
Travis Perkins
Steve Taberner has been the Group Head of Business Intelligence & Analytics at Travis Perkins since 2015, building a capability from scratch. He has held a number of IT roles ranging from Head of Business Improvement to Head of Service Management at a variety of Global organisations such as Elsevier, Vodafone.
Martin Squires
Global Lead, Customer Intelligence & Data
Walgreens Boots Alliance