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Chief Data Officer Awards Panel

 

Global CDO 100 Awards (Data)

Recognising Excellence: Celebrating the Top 100 Global CDOs

 

Celebrating the

Global Top 100 Data Visionaries

 

Welcome to the Global Chief Data Officer 100 Awards, a distinguished platform honouring the upper echelon of leaders in data management and strategy. These esteemed awards acknowledge the leadership, innovation, and strategic vision that the world's top 100 Chief Data Officers demonstrate in galvanizing the potential of data for business value and transformation.

 

Recognising Excellence in Data Strategy

Navigating the distinguished cohort of the CDO 100 Awards, an epitome of proficiency in the data strategy domain. These awards illuminate the visionaries who are exemplary in architecting progressive data strategies and pioneering data-driven initiatives.

 

How the CDO 100 Awards Impact the Data Strategy Terrain

Each year, the Global CDO 100 Awards set the benchmark for outstanding achievement in data strategy leadership. The accolade recipients, selected by an esteemed jury of experienced industry frontrunners, epitomise excellence in the field, emphasising the remarkable significance of being enlisted among the top 100 Chief Data Officers worldwide.

CDO (Data) Panel

 

CDO 100 Judges

Selected by a panel of independent data experts, our CDO 100 Awards honour visionary CDOs for their outstanding impact and innovation.

  • Anna Gevorgyan, Chief Data Officer / Adviser, Independent Consultant
  • Sarah Wilkinson, COO, Virgin Money
  • Lauren Walker, Head of Data & Analytics UK, Accenture
  • Inken Braunschmidt, Chief Innovation & Digital Officer, Halma
  • Gillian Tomlinson, Group Chief Data Officer, The Weir Group PLC 
  • Michael Zimmer, Chief Data Officer, Zurich Insurance
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Global Chief Data Officer 100 2023

Abdulgader Attiah

Abdulgader Attiah

Saudi Airlines

Abdulgader Attiah

Abdulgader Attiah

Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
Travel Travel

Chief Data Officer

Passionate about data-generated insights and leading an innovative data-droven culture, Abdulgader Attiah has more than a decade of experience in the industry. Throughout his extensive career at Saudi Airlines, Abdulgader has taken on a variety of roles including Senior Specialist Network Planning, Manager Partnerships and his current role as Chief Data Officer. In his current role, he is responsible for a variety of areas such as overseeing the organisation's data and analytics strategy and governance, group IT strategy, data engineering, digital security and compliance. In addition to this, Abdulgader is a Board Comittee Member - Digital Transformation at Saudia Cargo. Colleagues have endorsed Abdulgader for his skills in strategic planning, project planning and data analysis.

Ako Sabir

Ako Sabir

The AA

Ako Sabir

Ako Sabir

United Kingdom United Kingdom
Insurance Insurance

Chief Data Officer

A data-enabled business and technology transformation leader, Ako Sabir is a highly experienced leader and mutli-C-suite executive. Currently Chief Data Officer for The AA, he is the former CTO of Kanta Public and prior to that, Media by Kantar. He has been described by colleagues as a business centred and focused leader with invaluable expertise, knowledge and guidance. He has been highly endorsed for his skills in business architecture, enterprise architecture planning and strategic IT management.

Alessia Kosagowsky

Alessia Kosagowsky

Aviva

Alessia Kosagowsky

Alessia Kosagowsky

United Kingdom United Kingdom
Insurance Insurance

Chief Data Officer

Alessia is a highly accomplished executive and data leader. Currently Aviva's Chief Data Officer, she is the former Chief Data and Analytics Officer for YOOX Net-a-Porter Group and was on the advisory board of Imperial College London for business analytics. She has a proven track record in business and customer analytics, and advises executive and leadership teams on strategic management decisions and operational efficiency improvements through solid fact based information and commercial implications.

Ali Khan

Ali Khan

Experian

Ali Khan

Ali Khan

United States of America United States of America
Finance Finance

SVP, Chief Data Officer

With a strong background in building world-class mission-driven teams, Ali Khan has been at the forefront of creating transformational data platforms and analytic products across a number of organisations. Throughout his extensive career, Ali has taken on a wide range of roles and positions including Head of Data and Analytic Platforms at Verizon, Senior Director Data Platform at Helm and his current role as SVP, Chief Data Officer at Experian, where he leads the organisation's consumer data platform and strategies in addition to overseeing data governance and products. Alongside his role, Ali is a Member, Global Editorial Board at the CDO Magazine and a Member, Steering Committee - Artificial Intelligence Business Consortium at Loyola University Chicago. He has been endorsed by colleagues for his skills in data warehousing, business intelligence and agile methodologies.

Amr Arafa

Amr Arafa

IKEA

Amr Arafa

Amr Arafa

Netherlands Netherlands
Retail Retail

Group Chief Data Officer

Highly skilled global technology leader Amr Arafa specialises in a variety of areas including digital strategy and transformation, enterprise architecture and service management. Throughout his extensive career, Amr has taken on a wide range of roles and positions such as EMEA IT Services - Infrastructure Lead at Kraft Foods Group, Chief Technology Architect & CTO Operation Excellence at Mondelez International and his current role as Group Chief Data Officer at IKEA, where he leads areas for the data and information function including data governance, data enablement, digital and AI ethics. Colleagues have described Amr as a dedicated professional who motivates his teams in their daily operations. He has been endorsed for his skills in service delivery, IT strategy and data center.

Andres Bucchi

Andres Bucchi

LATAM Airlines

Andres Bucchi

Andres Bucchi

Chile Chile
Travel Travel

Chief Data Officer

Seasoned data executive with a strong background in technical roles, Andres Bucchi has more than 14 years of experience across the technology and retail industry. Throughout his extensive career, Andres has taken on a wide range of positions including Operations and Logistics Manager, Business Intelligence at Uber, Vice President, Data and Analytics at Sodimac and Chief Data Officer at LATAM Airlines, where he has worked for over a year. Colleagues have described Andres as a highly driven leader with a combination of knowledge in business sense, data intuition and data science. He has been endorsed for his skills in management consulting, business strategy and strategic planning.

Andrew Hill

Andrew Hill

Unilever

Andrew Hill

Andrew Hill

United Kingdom United Kingdom
FMCG FMCG

Chief Data Officer

Considered a top marketing professional, Andrew Hill is a senior marketer with more than 18 years of experience across client solutions, business strategy and data analytics. Throughout his extensive career, Andrew has taken on a variety of senior positions such as Chief Operating Officer at dunnhumby Italia, Senior Vice President, Kroger team at dunnhumby USA and Chief Data Officer at Unilever, where he has worked for over six years. Alongside his current role, Andrew is an Advisory Board Member at Cooler Screens Inc. Colleagues describe Andrew as a first-class businessman who implements a customer-centric philosophy within his role. He has been endorsed for his skills in customer insight, management and marketing strategy.

Andy Markus

Andy Markus

AT&T

Andy Markus

Andy Markus

United States of America United States of America
Telecommunications Telecommunications

Chief Data Officer

Passionate about enterprise data, analytics and AI functions, Andy Markus has more than three decades of experience providing creative and value-oriented data and analytics solutions. Throughout his extensive career, Andy has taken on a variety of senior data roles including Vice President, Database Marketing Services at Time Inc, Senior Vice President, Data Management and Consumer Analytics at WarnerMedia and his current role as Chief Data Officer at AT&T Communications. Andy has been endorsed by colleagues for his skills in database marketing, direct marketing and analytics.

Antonia Tartamella

Antonia Tartamella

H&M Group

Antonia Tartamella

Antonia Tartamella

United States of America United States of America
Retail Retail

Chief Data Officer

Experienced data executive and transformative leader Antonia Tartamella has a wealth of experience in building and delivering business and technology solutions with a strong focus on data analytics, data engineering and data infrastructure. Antonia specialises in designing and driving enterprise data strategies, organisational alignment and providing buisness insight to accelerate ROI. Throughout her extensive career, Antonia has taken on a wide range of roles and positions including Vice President, Data Science and AI at Hilton, Vice President, Head of Enterprise Data Platforms and Products at Takeda and her current role as Chief Data Officer / Global Head of AI, Data and Analytics at H&M Group. She has been endorsed for her skills in strategic business change, data strategies and organisational leadership.

Ari Cohen

Ari Cohen

Macquarie Group

Ari Cohen

Ari Cohen

United Kingdom United Kingdom
Finance Finance

Chief Data Officer

With a strong background in building high-performing teams in AI, data science, analytics, data engineering, data architecture and data governance, Ari Cohen is considered a data-driven leader. Throughout his career at Investec, Ari has taken on a variety of roles and positions ranging from Head of Analytics and AI to his current role as Chief Data Officer at Investec, where he oversees the organisation's group data and AI management in addition to their data strategy. Colleagues have endorsed Ari for his skills in data governance, data management and data strategy.

Arun Narayanan

Arun Narayanan

Anglo American

Arun Narayanan

Arun Narayanan

United States of America United States of America
Mining Mining

Chief Data Officer

Equipped with more than 26 years of experience as a business leader, Arun Narayanan has a results-oriented mindset. Arun has a strong background in implementing software strategies, business process transformation, digital solutions and deploying software products and services. Throughout his extensive career, Arun has taken on a wide range of roles ranging from Director, Cloud and Analytics and Vice President, Data and Analytics at Schlumberger Software and his current role as Chief Data Officer at Anglo American, where he is responsible for implementing the the organisation's digital strategy, digital transformation and building their data analytics platform. He has been described by colleagues as an energetic and motivational leader with a refined vision and ability to handle complex projects. Arun has been endorsed for his skills in contract negotiation, vendor management and data management.

Ashwin Sinha

Ashwin Sinha

Macquarie Group

Ashwin Sinha

Ashwin Sinha

Australia Australia
Finance Finance

Chief Data Officer, Executive Director

Placing a strong focus on strategy, data and digital transformation, Ashwin Sinha is an expert in driving organisational change by leveraging data, digital and customer engagement capabilities. Throughout his career, Ashwin has taken on roles and positions including Data Engineer Zero Degree Consulting at Lloyds Banking Group, Datawarehouse Design and Development Lead - Zero Degree Consulting at Three and his current role as Chief Data Officer, Executive Director at Macquarie Group, where he is leading and building a team of 600 professionals across data, AI, customer engagement and core banking platforms for the organisation. Colleagues have described Ashwin as a strategic and technical leader with the ability to transform an organisation and build the business from the ground up. He has been endorsed for his skills in enterprise architecture, business intelligence and strategy.

Barry Green

Barry Green

WTW

Barry Green

Barry Green

United Kingdom United Kingdom
Insurance Insurance

Chief Data Officer

Expert digital and data leader Barry Green is recognised foe delivering strategic plans with an innovative mindset while creating value within organisations. With a strong background in facilitating organisational change and achieving business objectives, Barry seeks to use data to drive this change. Throughout his career, Barry has taken on a wide range of roles and positions including EMEA Business Transformation Head Consumer Banking at Citi, Chief Data Officer Consultant / Strategic Enterprise Data Architect at DSM Animal Nutrition & Health and his current role as Chief Data Officer at WTW. In addition to this, Barry co-authored a best-selling book on Amazon titled Data Means Business. Colleagues have described Barry as a knowledgeable and experienced leader with strategic direction and a pragmatic business approach. He has been endorsed for his skills in creativity and innovation, reporting and analysis and data strategies.

Barry Panayi

Barry Panayi

John Lewis Partnership

Barry Panayi

United Kingdom United Kingdom
Retail Retail

Chief Data and Insight Officer

Described as a pragmatic and constructive data leader, Barry Panayi has more than two decades of experience across data and analytics. Throughout his extensive career, Barry has taken on a wide range of senior roles including Head of Analytics at Vanquis Bank, Virgin Insight - Head of Data & Analytics at Virgin and Chief Data and Analytics Officer at Lloyds Banking Group. Alongside his current role as Chief Data and Insight Officer at John Lewis Partnership, Barry is a Non-Executive Director at ofgem and Reach Plc. Colleagues have described Barry as an intelligence and enthusiastic analyst with deep technical skills. He has been endorsed for his skills in business intelligence, analytics and data governance.

Carl-Johan Nakamura

Carl-Johan Nakamura

ZEISS Group

Carl-Johan Nakamura

Carl-Johan Nakamura

Germany Germany
Manufacturing Manufacturing

Chief Data Officer

Considered an innovative and tech-savvy data leader, Carl-Johan Nakamura has worked across healthcare, software, media and finance. Throughout his extensive career, Carl-Johan has taken on senior data roles including Head of Data & Analytics, Siemens HS at Siemens Healthineers, Head Data Governance, Product Management & Data Ops, Enterprise Data Platform at IBM and his current role as Chief Data Officer at ZEISS Group. In the past, Carl-Johan has founded several start-ups and is currently serving on the CDO Advisory Board at MIT CDOIQ Program and Evanta, A Gartner Company. CJ has been highly endorsed by colleagues for his skills in strategy development, competitive analysis and program management.

Catarina Gunneberg

Catarina Gunneberg

Capio Sverige

Catarina Gunneberg

Catarina Gunneberg

Sweden Sweden
Health Health

Chief Data Officer

As a CDO at Capio Caroline is responsible to make Capio more data driven to enable higher grade of digitalisation. Capio offers a wide range of high-quality care in medicine, surgery and psychiatry through our hospitals, specialist clinics and health centers in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark, and its vision is to provide the best possible quality of life for each patient. She is the former Director Information Management and Analytics for Volvo IT.

Chris Daniels

Chris Daniels

Deutsche Bank

Chris Daniels

Chris Daniels

United Kingdom United Kingdom
Finance Finance

Chief Data Officer - Corporate Bank

Pragmatic and results-focussed senior data leader Chris Daniels has more than 15 years of experience across data analytics, data science and data modelling. Throughout his extensive career, Chris has taken on senior roles such as Credit and Rates Interest Claims Manager at UBS Investment Bank, Head of Data Products and Governance - Securities Service and his current role as Managing Director, Chief Data Officer - Corporate Bank at Deutsche Bank, where he leads a global team of 100 people, covering data product management, data platform and pipelines. Chris has been endorsed by colleagues for his skills in business architecture, risk management and project management.

Christina Poirson

Christina Poirson

Societe Generale

Christina Poirson

France France
Finance Finance

Group Chief Data Officer

A motivated and passionate data leader with a focus on ethical data usage, Christina Poirson has more than 26 years of experience across data and technology roles. Throughout her extensive career, Christina has taken on a variety of positions including Senior Auditor at PwC, Deputy Director Internal Control Capital Markets at Naxitis Banques Populaires and her current role as Group Chief Data Officer at Societe Generale, where she has worked for over 14 years. Colleagues have endorsed Christina for her skills in risk management, investment banking and change management.

Christopher Bannocks

Christopher Bannocks

QBE

Christopher Bannocks

Christopher Bannocks

United Kingdom United Kingdom
Finance Finance

Group Chief Data Officer

Considered a data transformation and strategic planning executive, Christopher Bannocks has more than 25 years of experience across data, operations and technology transformation in addition to working across international markets and implementing change management initatives. Throughout his career, Christopher has taken on a wide range of roles including Managing Director - Head of Master Data Management at Barclays, SVP, Chief Data Officer at Danone and her current role as Group Chief Data Officer at QBE Insurance. Alongside his role, Christopher is a Board Member at the MIT Center for Information Systems Research. Colleagues have described Christopher as a leader who encourages strategic thinking, innovation and action and creates cohesive and caring teams. He has been endorsed for his skills in business development, strategy and market data.

Clara Thibault

Clara Thibault

Pierre Fabre Group

Clara Thibault

Clara Thibault

France France
Pharmaceutical Pharmaceutical

Chief Data Officer

Clara describes herself as a a communication professional with over 10 years of experience in corporate communications with a deep knowledge in employer branding, internal communications, web content and social media strategies. She is the Chief Data Officer of Pierre Fabre Group, an alliance of pharmacuetical and dermocosmetics expertise.

Cliona Molony

Cliona Molony

IDEXX

Cliona Molony

Cliona Molony

United States of America United States of America
Health Health

Chief Data Officer, VP & R&E

Analytics, data and technology leader Cliona Molony has more than two decades of experience solving enterprise business problems by bringing together data science talent, technical capabilities and business acumen. In addition to this, she has created digital, data and AI products that have increased revenue streamlined and enhanced operations for a variety of businesses. Throughout her extensive career, Cliona Molony has taken on a wide range of roles and positions including Senior Director & Head of Computational Biomedicine at Pfizer, Global Head of Data Science, Data, Digital at Sanofi and her current role as Chief Data Officer, VP R&D at IDEXX. Cliona has been highly endorsed by colleagues for her skills in data systems, AI strategy and automation.

Craig Brabec

Craig Brabec

Best Buy

Craig Brabec

Craig Brabec

United States of America United States of America
Retail Retail

Senior Vice President, Chief Data Analytics Officer

Equipped with more than 25 years of experience across corporate strategy and data analytics, Craig Brabec has a proven track record in leading enterprise transformation and establishing advanced analytics data strategies. Throughout his extensive career, Craig has taken on a wide range of senior data roles including Chief Analytics Officer at Caterpillar, Global Lead, Data Insights & Analytics at Ford Motor Company and his current role as Senior Vice President, Chief Data Analytics Officer at Best Buy. In addition to this, Craig is an Adjunct Faculty member for Chief Data Officer Executive Education at Carnegie Mellon University. Colleagues have endorsed Craig for his skills in business analytics, business intelligence and leadership.

Dan Kellett

Dan Kellett

Capital One

Dan Kellett

Dan Kellett

United Kingdom United Kingdom
Finance Finance

Chief Data Officer

Experienced data leader Dan Kellet has worked across a variety of organisations leading cross-functional teams and using distrbuted computing technologies to change the way they do business. Throughout his extensive career at CapitalOne, Dan has taken on a range of roles and positions including Staistician Manager, Senior Director of Data Science and his current role as Chief Data Officer, a position he has held for over two years. Colleagues have described Dan as an engaging leader with deep expertise in data science and analysis. He has been endorsed for his skills in data engineering, strategic influence and machine learning.

David Wright

David Wright

BNY Mellon

David Wright

David Wright

United States of America United States of America
Finance Finance

Divisional Chief Data Officer - Enterprise Data Management

With a strong background in leveraging practical knowledge and advancing business strategies, David Wright uses integrated and creative thinking with data, technology and operations experience to understand business needs. Throughout his career, David has taken on a wide range of roles and positions including Global Reference Data Chief Data Officer at JPMorgan Chase & Co, Global Head of Data Governance, Quality and Inquiry and his current role as Divisional Chief Data Officer - Enterprise Data Management at BNY Mellon, where he has worked for over two years. Colleagues have endorsed David for his skills in enterprise architecture, data management and data analysis.

David-Stephane Fala

David-Stephane Fala

Allianz Partners

David-Stephane Fala

David-Stephane Fala

France France
Insurance Insurance

Chief Data Officer

As CDO of Allianz Partners, in France, David-Stephane defines the company's global data strategy in line with the business strategy and Allianz Group data strategy, and leads global data governance, data lifecycle management and data sourcing. He is also responsible for the global governance framework, processes, standards, tools and steering. A three-times CDO, he is the former Group CDO of Coface Group and Jems Group.

Eileen Vidrine

Eileen Vidrine

Department of the Air Force

Eileen Vidrine

Eileen Vidrine

United States of America United States of America
Government Government

Chief Data & AI Officer

With more than two decades of experience across information technology and data, Eileen Vidrine is considered an expert data and technology leader. Throughout her extensive career, Eileen has taken on a wide range of roles and positions including Enterprise Learning Technologies Program Manager at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Senior Strategic Advisor for Data to the Federal CIO at the Office of Management and Budget and her current role as Chief Data & Artificial Intelligence Officer at the Department of the Air Force Chief Data and AI Office. Eileen has been highly endorsed by colleagues for her skills in federal government, program management and enterprise architecture.

Elisabeth Zehnder

Elisabeth Zehnder

Leroy Merlin

Elisabeth Zehnder

Elisabeth Zehnder

France France
Retail Retail

Chief Data Officer

Elisabeth is a highly experienced data and technical leader. She is currently Chief Data Officer for Leroy Merlin, a major player in the global DIY market and the founding company of GROUPE ADEO, offering products and solutions for DIY, decoration, construction and gardening. She is also a domain leader for ADEO Services and a Member of the Governance Committee for La Cite de I'IA, in Lille, France.

Fabian Winter

Fabian Winter

Munich Re (Group)

Fabian Winter

Fabian Winter

Germany Germany
Insurance Insurance

Group Chief Data Officer

With multiple publications on data and analytics, Fabian Winter is considered an expert data leader with more than 16 years of experience. Throughout his extensive career at Munich Re, Fabian has taken on senior roles including Consultant Advanced Analytics, Head of Analytics / Senior Executive Management and his current role as Group Chief Data Officer, where he oversees the central division for data and analytics and has global responsibility for all data, analytics and AI activity within the organisation. Fabian has been highly endorsed for his skills in business analytics, project management and strategic consulting.

Francois-Xavier Pierrel

Francois-Xavier Pierrel

JCDecaux

Francois-Xavier Pierrel

France France
Advertising Advertising

Group Chief Data Officer

Francois-Xavier is the Group CDO for JCDecaux, where he is also the Board Member for Media Aeroport de Paris, French Tech Corporate Community and Displayce. Ahighly experienced leader with a wide range of skills, FX is the previous data director for Renault, Head of Marketing Science, Souther Europe for Meta and a Head of Adserving for Microsoft. He combines his varied career and insights into the data function to fully serve the business.

Gavin Goodland

Gavin Goodland

National Grid

Gavin Goodland

Gavin Goodland

United Kingdom United Kingdom
Utilities Utilities

Chief Data Officer

Gavin is a digital technology leader with an international career delivering transformational change for energy businesses, governments and service companies, with experience driving technology strategies that work, in tough commercial and operating environments. Cirrently the Chief Data Officer for the National Grid, he was the Chief Data Officer for BP, where he worked for over 12 years.

Gina Papush

Gina Papush

Bristol Myers Squibb

Gina Papush

Gina Papush

United States of America United States of America
Pharmaceutical Pharmaceutical

Chief Data Analytics Officer

Innovative business and technology executive Gina Papush has more than 25 years of experience across data, analytics, AI and digital-driven value creation. Gina has a proven track record in achieving financial goals and business growth through her expertise in strategy and is recognised as a results-driven inspirational leader with a strong collaboration mindset. Throughout her extensive career, Gina has taken on a wide range of roles and positions including Head of Customer Analytics and Marketing Services at Fulcrum Analytics, global Chief Data and Analytics Officer at QBE Insurance and her current role as Chief Data Analytics Officer at Bristol Myers Squibb. In addition to this, Gina is a Board Member at the IAT Insurance Group and Advisory Council Member at the Women in Business Collaborative. Gina has been endorsed by colleagues for her skills in financial services, database marketing and predictive analytics.

Guiraude Lame

Guiraude Lame

Natixis

Guiraude Lame

Guiraude Lame

France France
Finance Finance

Chief Data Officer

Guiraude is a seasoned, versatile and visionary leader, passionate by progress across the organizations, and by driving people through the related transformations. Currently Chief Data officer of Natixis she is dedicated to defining and deploying the data ambition with the aim to make data available and valuable, and has 20 years of experience delivering digital, process and data transformations and building effective and diverse communities to develop people and capabilities.

Harvinder Atwal

Harvinder Atwal

Evri

Harvinder Atwal

Harvinder Atwal

United Kingdom United Kingdom
Logistics Logistics

Chief Data Officer

In his role, Harvinder is helping transform the largest dedicated parcel delivery company in the UK, Evri, by delivering an exciting new data strategy. He is the former Chief Data Scientist for Moneysupermarket Group, a role he held for six years, and which included being an executive member reporting directly to the CEO and leader of a cross-functional team of 45 responsible for data science, product analytics, business intelligence, and management of the Group's £63 million performance media budget.

Hema Yalamanchi

Hema Yalamanchi

Kraft Heinz

Hema Yalamanchi

Hema Yalamanchi

United States of America United States of America
Food & Beverage Food & Beverage

Chief Data Officer

Hema is responsible for vision, strategy, execution and delivery of Enterprise Data Management and Analytics, Digital Products, Business Intelligence solutions, and with her team has built and established the Enterprise Data Governance, Master Data Management, Data Architecture, Data Quality, AI/ Machine Learning capabilities and Data Democracy and Literacy program from the ground up. She has a 18 years proven track record in leading and executing technology solutions, to align business and technology strategies.

Inga Ros Gunnarsdottir

Inga Ros Gunnarsdottir

The City of Reykjavik

Inga Ros Gunnarsdottir

Inga Ros Gunnarsdottir

Iceland Iceland
Government Government

Chief Data Officer

Inga is highly qualified in planning, designing, coordinating, optimising and managing complex global supply chains at a strategic, tactical and operational level. Arriving as The City of Reykjavik's Chief Data Officer via an unusual route of professional artisitic gymnast for the National Tea, she has Consulted for a number of Icelandic firms and is a MasterData Graduate of L'Oreal.

Jaya Kolhatkar

Jaya Kolhatkar

Hulu

Jaya Kolhatkar

United States of America United States of America
Entertainment Entertainment

Chief Data Officer

Specialising in building predictive algorithms, targeting and segmentation and campaign management, Jaya Kolhatkar has more than two decades of experience. Throughout her extensive career, Jaya has taken on a wide range of senior roles including Senior Director, Risk Analytics at eBay, Senior Director, Product and Analytics at PayPal, Chief Analytics Officer and Co-Founder at Inkiru and her current role as Chief Data Officer at Hulu. Jaya has been highly endorsed by colleagues for her skills in analytics, data mining and agile methodologies.

Jim Young

Jim Young

AIG

Jim Young

Jim Young

United States of America United States of America
Insurance Insurance

Global Chief Data Officer

Data and analytics expert Jim Young has more than 29 years of experience implementing data-driven strategies, executing large-scale data solutions and delivering significant business value. Throughout his extensive career, Jim has taken on a wide range of roles and positions including Director of Business Intelligence at Allstate, Senior Vice President Information Management and Analytics at Travelers and his current role as Global Chief Data Officer at AIG, where Jim and his team leverage data and analytics to improve and transform financial performance, customer experience and operational efficiency. Jim has been endorsed by colleagues for his skills in business intelligence, financial analysis and data warehousing.

Johanna Hutchinson

Johanna Hutchinson

BAE Systems

Johanna Hutchinson

Johanna Hutchinson

United Kingdom United Kingdom
Defense Defense

Chief Data Officer

A highly experienced data specialist, Johanna Hutchinson specialises in analytical skills, data analysis and lecturing. Throughout her extensive career, Johanna has taken on a wide range of senior leadership roles including Head of Data Strategy at HM Revenue and Customs, Head of Analysis Covid-19 at the Department of Health and Social Care and her current role as Chief Data Officer at BAE Systems. Alongside her role, Johanna is a Member of the Board of Trustees at The Royal Statistics Society, a position she has held for over four years. Colleagues have endorsed Johanna for her skills in qualitative research, data analysis and data collection.

Jonathan Saunders

Jonathan Saunders

Direct Line Group

Jonathan Saunders

Jonathan Saunders

United Kingdom United Kingdom
Insurance Insurance

Chief Data Officer

Jonathan is an award-winning data leader, currently Chief Data Officer of Direct Line Group, where he has worked for over six years. At DLG Jonathan has a mandate to lead data across all brands and services, helping DLG to become even more customer-focussed through data and digital transformation. Prior to DLG, Jonathan held several senior global leadership positions at various organisations.

Jorge Miranda

Jorge Miranda

Daraz

Jorge Miranda

Jorge Miranda

Singapore Singapore
Retail Retail

Chief Data Officer

Recognised as an established data, product and technology leader, Jorge Miranda has more than 15 years of experience in solving customer problems and building world-class organisations. Throughout his career, Jorge has taken on a wide range of roles and positions including External Consultant at WeDo Technologies, Lead Product Owner at Rocket Internet SE and his current role as Chief Data Officer at Daraz, where he leads the big data and product functions while using key strategic assets to push innovation within the organisation. Colleagues have described Jorge as a true leader who manages to create a positive and balanced approach when approaching project goals and motivates his teams. He has been endorsed for his skills in e-commerce, team leadership and product innovation.

José Meroño

José Meroño

The Adecco Group

José Meroño

José Meroño

Spain Spain
Consulting Consulting

Chief Data Officer

José is a data and analytics leader with over 20 years experience. Currently the data strategy director for The Adecco Group, which delivers people solutions on a local and international level, shaping the future of work and the global employment landscape, and baed in Spain, he is the former Data Director for PRISA, where he created and directed the data division of Grupo Prisa, comprising of its digital newspapers and radio station, from scratch.

Kala Iyengar

Kala Iyengar

Delaware North

Kala Iyengar

Kala Iyengar

United States of America United States of America
Hospitality Hospitality

Chief Data Officer

Information technology executive and entrepreneurial data leader Kala Iyengar is passionate about utilising data. Kala has more than two decades of experience across the software industry driving big data product development and analytics, data security and data governance. Throughout her extensive career, Kala has taken on a wide range of roles and positions including Senior IT Consultant at the World Financial Group, Vice President, Data Privacy & Protection at Equifax and her current role as Chief Data Officer at Delaware North. Colleagues have endorsed Kala for her skills in quality assurance, process improvement and agile methodologies.

Karen Ambrose

Karen Ambrose

The Francis Crick Institute

Karen Ambrose

Karen Ambrose

United Kingdom United Kingdom
Health Health

Chief Data Officer & Head of Data Management & Analytics

Karen is the Chief Data Officer of The Francis Crick Institute, a distinctive biomedical research institute committed to advancing, promoting and sharing understanding of human health and disease, where she has brought her skills, data science, strategies and analysis, and research data management and databases, to the fore. Experienced in the health and life sciences sector, she is the former Principal DBA for the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.

Kate Platonova

Kate Platonova

HSBC

Kate Platonova

Kate Platonova

United Kingdom United Kingdom
Finance Finance

Group Chief Data Officer

Equipped with a variety of experience across multiple technology leadership roles, Kate Platonova is considered a exceptional data leader. Throughout her extensive career, Kate has taken on a myriad of senior roles including Data Architect at Barclays Capital, General Manager - Group Chief Data and Analytics Officer at HSBC and her current role as SVP & CIO for Downstream & Renewables at Shell, where she oversees areas including information technology and strategy. Colleagues at Shell have endorsed Kate for her skills in digital strategy, data warehousing and leadership.

Kate Sargent

Kate Sargent

Financial Times

Kate Sargent

Kate Sargent

United Kingdom United Kingdom
Media Media

Chief Data Officer

At the Financial Times, Kate is responsible for the end-to-end data delivery and value realisation through building a scalable data capability that supports the growth of the FT and enables their Product strategy. She has had consistent success at leading teams of different sizes, compositions and disciplines, and is a firm believer in the value of a strong leadership, linked to the organisational strategy, that drives genuine engagement, improved productivity and accelerated career development. Her career has spanned well-known names such as easyJet, Tesco, Ocado, Sky and TUI, driving a step-change in the extent to which an organisation embraces and creates commercial benefit from its data asset, whilst embedding a skilled, highly committed, and diverse data and analytics function that is net value-adding.

Katrin Drumm

Katrin Drumm

ING

Katrin Drumm

Katrin Drumm

Germany Germany
Finance Finance

Chief Data Officer Global Retail

With more than two decades of experience across data, auditing and transactional services, Katrin Drumm is considered an expert data leader. Throughout her extensive career, Katrin has taken on a wide range of senior positions and roles such as Audit Manager, New York City at at Ernst & Young, Senior Manager - Transaction Strategy Group at KPMG and her current role as Chief Data Officer Global Retail at ING. Colleagues have endorsed Katrin for her skills and expertise in process improvement, IFRS and due dilligence.

Kshitij Kumar

Kshitij Kumar

Haleon

Kshitij Kumar

Kshitij Kumar

United Kingdom United Kingdom
Health Health

Chief Data Officer

Data, analytics and AI expert Kshitij Kumar is considered a strategic technology and data visionary, with more than three decades of experience across software design, big data analytics and senior technology roles. Throughout his extensive career, KK has taken on a wide range of roles including Chief Data Officer Governing Body at Evanta, a Gartner Company, Chief Data Officer at Farfetch and his current role as Chief Data Officer at Haleon, where oversees all aspects of data, analytics and AI. Colleagues describe KK as an inspirational and infrastructure-focussed leader with skills in digital transformation, data management and data analysis.

Lauren Sager Weinstein

Lauren Sager Weinstein

TFL

Lauren Sager Weinstein

United Kingdom United Kingdom
Transportation Transportation

Chief Data Officer

Lauren is TfL's CDO where she is responsible for driving TfL’s decision, making and improved customer services through provision of data products and services. She is also responsible for TfL’s Business Intelligence/Data Science strategy, TfL’s technical platform design, development, and support for data products and services.

Leila Martins

Leila Martins

Lojas Renner

Leila Martins

Leila Martins

Brazil Brazil
Retail Retail

Chief Data Officer

Senior data leader Leila Martins has more than two decades of experience across information technology, marketing and data. Throughout her extensive career, Leila has taken on a wide variety of roles and positions including Marketing and Product Coordinator at Equifax, Head of Data Management and Data Governance at Serasa Experian and her current role as Chief Data Officer at Lojas Renner S.A, where she has worked for over a year. In addition to this, Leila is the Owner of alternative medicine establishment Espaco Kandala. Colleagues have described Leila as a strategic and energetic leader who has the ability to coordinate complex projects and achieve operational goals. She has been endorsed for her skills in analytics, management and marketing.

Lien Bailey

Lien Bailey

Intellectual Property Office (IPO) UK

Lien Bailey

Lien Bailey

United Kingdom United Kingdom
Government Government

Chief Data Officer

Lien is the Chief Data Officer for the Intellectual Property Office (IPO), the official government body responsible for intellectual property (IP) rights in the United Kingdom.

Lionel Lopez

Lionel Lopez

National Bank of Canada

Lionel Lopez

Lionel Lopez

Canada Canada
Finance Finance

Chief Data Officer

Senior executive Lionel Lopez is recognised as an international data leader with deep business acumen, complex problem-solving skills and an ability to create clear business direction alongside robust delivery plans and operations excellence. Throughout his extensive career, Lionel has taken on a wide range of roles and positions including Head of Risk Consumer Finance and Analytics at Standard Chartered Bank, Program Director Data Strategy at Australia Bank and his current role as Chief Data Officer at the National Bank of Canada, where he is responsible for areas such as data literacy, advanced analytics and data management. Lionel has been described as an authentic leader who is recognised for his high integrity, innovative approaches and developing results-driven teams.

Maria Macuare

Maria Macuare

Mondelez International

Maria Macuare

Maria Macuare

United States of America United States of America
FMCG FMCG

Global Chief Data Officer

Business intelligence and analytics executive Maria Macuare has a strong background in working across fast-developing markets around the world and creating effective analytics organisations and services. Throughout her extensive career, Maria has taken on a variety of roles and positions including North America Data Science Leader at Procter & Gamble, Operations, Business Analytics & Information Systems Department Advisory Board Member at the University of Cincinnati and her current role as Global Chief Data Officer - VP MDS Global Data and Analytics. Maria has been highly endorsed by colleagues for her skills in customer insight, business analysis and consumer products.

Maria Papastathi

Maria Papastathi

Shell

Maria Papastathi

United Kingdom United Kingdom
Energy Energy

Chief Data Officer - Technology

Technically sophisticated and innovative leader Dr. Maria Papastathi has more than two decades of experience across energy, business, operations, IT and acquisitions. Throughout her extensive career at Shell, Dr. Papastathi has taken on a variety of roles such as Senior Programme Manager - International Relations, Head of Operations Digital Transformation - International Assignment and her current role as Chief Data Officer - Technology, where she leads and influences delivery to drive value from data. Colleagues have endorsed Dr. Papastathi for her skills in stakeholder management, business strategy and project portfolio management.

Martin Houghton

Martin Houghton

Jaguar Land Rover

Martin Houghton

Martin Houghton

United Kingdom United Kingdom
Automotive Automotive

Chief Data Officer & Director of Data Platforms

Passionate about data and managing this ethically for the benefit of customers and shareholders, Martin Houghton is considered an expert data leader with more than three decades of experience across the industry. Throughout his career, Martin has taken on a wide range of roles and positions including Global Solutions and Delivery Manager - Data Standards and Analytics, Chief Data Officer and Head of Digital Services at Target Group and his current role as Chief Data Officer & Director of Data Platforms at Jaguar Land Rover. Colleagues have described Martin as a visionary in the business intelligence area with strong technical knowledge and a deep understanding of all things information management.

Mercedes Speer

Mercedes Speer

Scotiabank

Mercedes Speer

Mercedes Speer

Canada Canada
Finance Finance

Chief Data Officer, Global Retail

Passionate and results-oriented leader Mercedes Speer has a wealth of experience across the banking and financial services industry with expertise in data, wealth management and strategy development. Mercedes has a proven track record in analysing critical business requirements, identifying efficiencies and developing innovative and cost-effective solutions. Throughout her extensive career, Mercedes has taken on a wide range of roles and positions including Technical Delivery Manager, Product Development at EDS Canada, Senior Director, Strategic Data Initiatives and Planning at CIBC and her current role as Chief Data Officer, Global Retail at Scotiabank, where she is responsible for the organisation's data governance strategy and implementation. Colleagues have endorsed Mercedes for her skills in business analysis, business process improvement and management.

Merle Zwiers

Merle Zwiers

Ministerie van Defensie

Merle Zwiers

Merle Zwiers

Netherlands Netherlands
Government Government

Chief Data Officer

Seasoned data scientist and leader Merle Zwiers has more than a decade of experience across educational research, data science and statistics. Throughout her extensive career, Merle has taken on a variety of roles and positions including Senior Data Scientist at Provincie Flevoland, Statistics and Data Science Teacher at Tridata and her current role as Chief Data Officer at the Dutch Department of Defence, where she has worked for over three years. Colleagues have endorsed Merle for a range of skills including quantitative research, statistics and lecturing.

Miryem Salah

Miryem Salah

Vodafone

Miryem Salah

Miryem Salah

United Kingdom United Kingdom
Telecommunications Telecommunications

Chief Data Officer

A seasoned senior technology leader with more than a decade of experience across a myriad of data roles, Miryem Salah is considered a data professional. Throughout her extensive career, Miryem has taken on a wide range of roles including Management Consultant - Nutrition and Public Health at the NHS Trust, Head of Analytics / AI Delivery and her current role as Chief Data Officer & Head of Digital & Transformation at Vodafone. Colleagues have endorsed Miryem for her skills in change management, leadership and research. She has been described as a data professional who demonstrates interpersonal skills, and dedication within her role.

Moez Hassan

Moez Hassan

Royal Caribbean Group

Moez Hassan

Moez Hassan

United States of America United States of America
Hospitality Hospitality

Chief Data Officer

Accomplished data and analytics executive Moez Hassan has a wealth of experience in developing high-performance teams and implementing innovative business strategies. Moez specialises in areas such as big data, data engineering and data warehousing. Throughout his career, Moez has taken on roles and positions including Manager, Business Intelligence at Deloitte Consulting, Managing Director, Global Data Technology at Charles Schwab and his current role as Chief Data Officer Royal Caribbean Group, where he is responsible for overseeing areas such as improving the data and analytics strategy throughout the company's global operations. Colleagues have described him as an outstanding leader and talented professional. He has been endorsed for his skills in data warehousing, business intelligence and data integration.

Nina Marila

Nina Marila

Elisa

Nina Marila

Nina Marila

Finland Finland
Telecommunications Telecommunications

Chief Data Officer

Nina has over a decade of experience creating business value by applying data science across various industries all over the world. She combines her know-how in Data Science, Design Thinking, and Business, and gets her motivation from seeing how the data is bringing answers to the problems that have been impossible to solve before, and how the utilisation of data breaks silos in the companies. Currently at Elisa as its CDO, she is the former Head of Data for Solteq, where she led its plus-100 data unit and experts to help its customers drive business value from their own data.

Niraj Khalpada

Niraj Khalpada

Home Credit India

Niraj Khalpada

Niraj Khalpada

India India
Finance Finance

Chief Data Officer

Equipped with more than two decades of international experience in building and leading AI, analytics, automation, digital transformation and generating business value for Fortune companies, Niraj Khalpada is regarded as a dedicated data leader. Throughout his extensive career, Niraj has taken on a wide range of roles and positions including Data Analytics Lead at Shell, Senior Director - Head, Data Science & Strategy, Invent India at Capgemini and his current role as Chief Data Officer at Home Credit India. Colleagues descrube Niraj as a leader with a combination of business acumen, domain expertise and execution skills, with a strong understanding of technical architecture and approaching problems with an analytical mindset. He has been endorsed for his skills in leadership, analytics and IT strategy.

Niresh Rajah

Niresh Rajah

Danske Bank

Niresh Rajah

Niresh Rajah

United Kingdom United Kingdom
Finance Finance

Group Chief Data Officer

Considered an established and innovative data leader, Niresh Rajah has more than more than two decades of experience across data management, analytics, data platforms, privacy and architecture. Throughout his career, Niresh has taken on a variety of roles including Managing Director, Head of Data, RegTech & Digital Advisory Practice at Grant Thornton UK, Resident Expert - Data & Regulation at Oxford Foundry and his current role as Group Chief Data Officer at Danske Bank. Colleagues have described Niresh as a professional data and regulatory change expert equipped with a rare mix of expert advice, transformation capabilities and personal drive to deliver organisational objectives. He has been endorsed for his skills in change management, stakeholder management and organisational design.

Nuala Kennedy-Preston

Nuala Kennedy-Preston

People's Postcode Lottery

Nuala Kennedy-Preston

Nuala Kennedy-Preston

United Kingdom United Kingdom
Gambling Gambling

Chief Data Officer

Equipped with more than 13 years of experience across data management, Nuala Kennedy-Preston is passionate about data and using this to improve business growth within organisations. Throughout her career, Nuala has taken on roles ranging from Managing Director at DDL Insight to her current role as Chief Data Officer at People's Postcode Lottery, where she has worked for over a decade. Colleagues have endorsed Nuala for a broad range of skills including database marketing, digital marketing and analytics.

Olivia Kew-Fickus

Olivia Kew-Fickus

Vanderbilt University

Olivia Kew-Fickus

Olivia Kew-Fickus

United States of America United States of America
Education Education

Chief Data Officer

Data strategist and people-oriented change leader Olivia Kew-Fickus has more than 25 years of experience across data governance, strategy development and research management. Throughout her extensive career, Olivia has taken on roles such as Director of Strategic Planning at the University of Birmingham, Assistant Provost and Executive Director, Planning and Institutional Effectiveness and her current role as Chief Data Officer and Executive Director, Data and Strategic Analytics at Vanderbilt University. Olivia has been endorsed by colleagues for her skills in international development, policy analysis and strategic planning.

Pascal Borst

Pascal Borst

Hella

Pascal Borst

Pascal Borst

Germany Germany
Manufacturing Manufacturing

Chief Data Officer

Pascal Borst is an executive data leader with more than two decades of experience across defence and manufacturing. Throughout his extensive career, Pascal has taken on a wide range of roles including Head PLM Methods and Processes, Head of Master Data Management & Data Governance and her current role as Chief Data Officer at motor vehicle manufacturing company Hella. Pascal has been endorsed by colleagues for his skills in master data management, project management and document management.

Pascale Hutz

Pascale Hutz

American Express

Pascale Hutz

United States of America United States of America
Finance Finance

Chief Data Officer, EVP Enterprise Digital & Data Solutions

With more than 28 years of experience across risk management, global strategy and data, Pascale Hutz is considered a seasoned data leader. Throughout her extensive career at American Express, Pascale has taken on roles such as Senior Vice President, Executive Vice President and her current role as Cheif Data Officer, Executive Vice President, where she leads a team responsible for deploying cutting-edge digital experiences powered by data and the strategy and execution of enterprise data management and governance. Colleagues have endorsed Pascale for her skills in risk management, operations management and financial services.

Patricia Maqetuka

Patricia Maqetuka

Nedbank

Patricia Maqetuka

Patricia Maqetuka

South Africa South Africa
Finance Finance

Chief Data Officer

With a specialty for information technology, project portfolio management and systems analysis, Patricia Maqetuka has a strong background in business development and is equipped with a Master's degree in Technical Cybernetics and Automation. Throughout her extensive career, at Nedbank Patricia has taken on roles including Executive and Chief Data Officer. Colleagues at Nedbank have highly endorsed Patricia for her skills in systems analysis, application development and software project management.

Paul Lodge

Paul Lodge

DWP

Paul Lodge

Paul Lodge

United Kingdom United Kingdom
Government Government

Chief Data Officer

As CDO, Paul ensures that data analytics supports the most vulnerable in society and leverages the greatest value from the investment of taxpayer funding. At the Department for Work and Pensions, in the UK, Paul has revolutionised cloud, from 100% On-Premise Hosting to 70% Cloud (and rising), de-segregated business lines to the enablement of advanced analytics, built data as products, creating trust-worthy, secure, reliable and well-managed value, and driven automation. His overarching aim is to support data analytics that make a positive difference in society.

Pier Culazzo

Pier Culazzo

Standard Chartered

Pier Culazzo

Pier Culazzo

Singapore Singapore
Finance Finance

Group Chief Data Officer

An innovative business leader with more than two decades of experience managing P&Ls in large technology and financial companies, Pier Luigi Cualazzo and delivering growth, Pier is considered a seasoned data leader. Throughout his career, Pier has taken on a wide range of roles and positions including Technology Risk & IT Security Consultant at Arthur Andersen Business Consulting, Executive Operations Sourcing and BCM Leader at GE Capital International and Head of Digital Identity, Data Products and Data Science at Visa, where he worked for over five years. In his current role at Standard Chartered, Pier is responsible for areas such as overseeing the group data strategy, AI and data sovereignty and leading teams to optimise processes. Colleagues have described Pier as a passionate and pragmatic leader with skills in data visualisation, business planning and data management.

Rachel Wang

Rachel Wang

US Department of State

Rachel Wang

Rachel Wang

United States of America United States of America
Government Government

Bureau Chief Data Officer, Diplomatic Security

Rachel Wang is the Bureau Chief Data Officer at the Department of State’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security. She leverages data-driven insights and strategic thinking to implement top organisation priorities, working at the intersection between analytics and digital transformation. Prior to joining the State Department, Rachel spent over eight years in the private sector. Most recently, she was a Manager at Deloitte, leading cross-functional teams in building end-to-end analytics solutions, providing actionable insights, and growing the analytics maturity of several organizations by applying data science techniques to the organizations’ most pressing business questions.

Raj Nimmagadda

Raj Nimmagadda

Sanofi

Raj Nimmagadda

Raj Nimmagadda

United States of America United States of America
Pharmaceutical Pharmaceutical

Chief Data Officer, Data & Data Sciences

Recognised as a detail-oriented business leader Raj Nimmagadda has a strong background in leading digital and data transformation while placing a focus on customer-centricity, operational excellence and guiding culture change through innovation. Raj has more than two decades of experience across business and strategic planning, technology solutions delivery and building high-performance teams. Throughout her extensive career, Raj has taken on roles ranging from Director, Global Head Data Sciences & Standards, Analytics at Novartis to her current role as Chief Data Officer R&D, Data and Data Sciences at Sanofi, where she is responsible for next-generation data strategy development and execution. Colleagues have described Raj as a process-oriented and committed leader with deep expertise across the business domain.

Rex Davis

Rex Davis

RBC

Rex Davis

Rex Davis

Canada Canada
Finance Finance

Chief Data Officer at RBC

Proven transformation leader Dr. Rex Davis has more than two decades of experience in leading global teams across data, science and technology. Throughout his extensive career, Dr. Davis has taken on a wide variety of roles and positions including National Loyalty and Direct Marketing Director at Coles Supermarkets, Chief Technology Officer at Dunnhumby and SVP, Enterprise Data Strategy and Governance at RBC, where he has worked for over two years. Colleagues have endorsed Dr. Davis for his skills in customer insight, analytics and database marketing.

Richard White

Richard White

New York Life Insurance Company

Richard White

Richard White

United States of America United States of America
Insurance Insurance

Chief Data Officer

With a wealth of experience across data management and technology implementation, Richard White specialises in data governance, architecture, application development and large-scale enterprise implementations. Throughout his career, Richard has taken on a wide range of roles and positions including Information Officer (Director), Enterprise Architecture at AIG, Vice President, Enterprise Data Management at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and his current role as Chief Data Officer at the New York Life Insurance Company, where he develops and oversees the implementation of the organisation's data strategy, analytics and data governance. Richard has been endorsed for his skills in master data management, enterprise architecture and data modelling.

Rolee Satyam

Rolee Satyam

Westpac

Rolee Satyam

Rolee Satyam

Australia Australia
Finance Finance

Chief Data Officer

Equipped with expertise in digital transformation, analytics, AI and data science, Rolee Satyam is a senior data leader with more than 16 years of experience. Throughout her extensive career, Rolee has taken on a wide range of roles including Senior Manager, Customer Propostion and Analytics at Walmart Global eCommerce, Head of Digital Experience Growth & Insights at WooliesX and her current role as Chief Data Officer, Consumer and Business Banking at Westpac. Colleagues have described Rolee as an analytics expert who can switch seamlessly on day-to-day analysis and higher level strategic projects. She has been endorsed for her skills in competitive intelligence, cross-functional team leadership and statistical data analysis.

Ruben Ganzaroli

Ruben Ganzaroli

Haier Europe

Ruben Ganzaroli

Ruben Ganzaroli

Italy Italy
Manufacturing Manufacturing

Group Chief Data Officer

An executive data leader with a proven track record in building diverse operating units, providing strategic direction and implementing data and analytics, Ruben Marco Ganzaroli has more than 19 years of experience. Throughout his extensive career, Ruben has taken on a wide range of roles and positions including Head of IT Project Management, Methods and Tools at Ferrari, Group Chief Data Officer at Autostrade per Italia and his current role as Group Chief Data Officer at Haier Europe. With specialties in IT governance and strategy, Ruben is know for delivering business value and implementing cost-effective data and digital solutions.

Ruben Lara Hernandez

Ruben Lara Hernandez

Tesco

Ruben Lara Hernandez

Ruben Lara Hernandez

United Kingdom United Kingdom
Retail Retail

Data & Analytics Director

A seasoned data leader with more than two decades of experience across a variety of areas, Ruben Lara Hernandez is considered a highly effective and valuable leader. Throughout his extensive career, Ruben has taken on a wide range of roles including Executive General Manager of External Data Monetization at Ethiad Etisalat, Head of Big Data Analytics at Vodafone and his current role as Data and Analytics Director at Tesco. Alongside his role, Ruben is a CDAO Governing Board Member at Evanta, a Gartner Company. Colleagues have described Ruben as a data science leader with strong technical skills who is proactive in his leadership approach and works collaboratively to find a straightforward solution.

Sanda Ivankovic

Sanda Ivankovic

Allianz

Sanda Ivankovic

Sanda Ivankovic

Germany Germany
Finance Finance

Group Chief Data Officer

A senior data and technology leader with more than 26 years of experience across the insurance industry, Sanda Ivankovic is considered a data expert. Throughout her extensive career at Allianz, Sanda has taken on a wide range of roles and positions including CIO, Regional Manager Business Operations, Head of Global Data Architecture and her current role as Group Chief Data Officer. Colleagues have endorsed Sanda for her skills in global program development, business strategy and risk management.

Sanjeevan Bala

Sanjeevan Bala

ITV

Sanjeevan Bala

Sanjeevan Bala

United Kingdom United Kingdom
Media Media

Group Chief Data & AI Officer

Experience data executive and FTSE NED, Sanjeevan Bala has a wide range of expertise in delivering digital data and AI Transformations for growth strategies. Throughout his extensive career, Sanjeevan has taken on a variety of roles and positions such as Head of Business Development at Clear Cell Group, Head of Data Science (CDO) - Consumer & Strategy at Channel 4 and his current role as Group Chief Data & AI Officer at ITV. Alongside this, Sanjeevan is the Co-Chair, Chief Data & AI Officer Board Member at Evanta and an Advisory Board Member at Data IQ. Colleagues have described Sanjeevan as an energic, charming and insightful expert in his field. He has been endorsed for his skills in customer insight, thought-leadership and big data.

Santosh Komal

Santosh Komal

Standard Bank Group

Santosh Komal

Santosh Komal

South Africa South Africa
Finance Finance

Chief Data Officer, Global Markets

Equipped with a wealth of experience in articulating data strategies and implementing information technology solutions, Santosh Komal specialises in leading strategic initiatives, contributing to solutions and execution and enabling value within organisations. Throughout his extensive career, Santosh has taken on a variety of roles including Strategist, Enterprise Architect, System Specialist at Liberty Life, Senior Solutions Architect / Business Development at T-Systems and his current role as Chief Data Officer - Global Markets at Standard Bank Group, where he has worked for nine years. Colleagues have endorsed Santosh for his skills in enterprise architecture, project management and data analysis.

Sara Dillon

Sara Dillon

Henry Schein

Sara Dillon

Sara Dillon

United States of America United States of America
Health Health

Chief Data Officer

Experienced Senior Executive in Research and Market Data with a demonstrated track record in the financial services industry. Strong research professional skilled in Strategy and Thought Leadership, Corporate Finance, Due Diligence, Financial Analysis, Global Research, and Private Equity.

Sebastian Klapdor

Sebastian Klapdor

Vista

Sebastian Klapdor

Germany Germany
Finance Finance

EVP, Chief Data Officer

Passionate about the many uses and benefits of data for businesses, Dr, Sebastian Klapdor has more than 16 years of experience across digital and data transformations as well as supporting strategic goals for different organisations. Throughout his career, Dr. Klapdor has taken on roles ranging from Partner at McKinsey & Company, EVP Chief Data Officer at Vista, where he leads a world-class data and analytics function that builds products to support Vistaprint's transformation journey to deliver customer value. Colleagues have endorsed Dr. Klapdor for his skills in data science, strategy and management consulting.

Sheetal Patole

Sheetal Patole

Barclays

Sheetal Patole

Sheetal Patole

United Kingdom United Kingdom
Finance Finance

Chief Data Officer & MD

Recognised thought leader and C-suite executive Sheetal Patole has more than two decades of experience in business-led technology transformation to enable customer centricity with data, digital and innovation. Throughout her extensive career, Sheetal has taken on a wide range of roles including Lead for Data, Analytics and Business Intelligence at PwC, Chief Data and Analytics Officer - Banking and Financial Services Group at Macquarie Group and her current role as CDO & CIO for Data Engagement & Ops at Barclays. She has been described by colleagues as a dedicated and accomplished professional with an infectious passion for technology and innovation.

Sian Thomas

Sian Thomas

Department for Business and Trade

Sian Thomas

Sian Thomas

United Kingdom United Kingdom
Government Government

Chief Data Officer

Sian Thomas MBE is the Chief Data Officer for the Department of Business and Trade, where she has worked for over four years. A seasoned data, digital leader within the UK Civil Service, Sian is the former Head of Data, Information Governance and Security at the Food Standard's Agency. She was awarded an MBE for Public Service in the 2023 New Year Honours and has been a member of the Gateway Advisory Board since 2017.

Silvana Perfetti

Silvana Perfetti

Newsan

Silvana Perfetti

Silvana Perfetti

Argentina Argentina
Manufacturing Manufacturing

Chief Data Officer

An expert in project management, process automation and business operations, Silvana Perfetti has more than two decades of experience across the information technology industry. Throughout her extensive career, Silvana has taken on a wide range of roles and positions such as Functional Analyst Systems Area at GCBA, Business Operations Manager for Europe and Latin America at Accenture and her current role as Chief Data Officer at Newsan, where she is responsible for the government, extraction, processing and analysis of the organisation's data. Colleagues have endorsed Silvana for her skills in project management, team management and development and business processes.

Simon Kaffel

Simon Kaffel

Rank Group

Simon Kaffel

Simon Kaffel

United Kingdom United Kingdom
Gambling Gambling

Chief Data Officer

Versatile and forward-thinking data leader Simon Kaffel has a passion for using data to delivery key business goals. Simon is recognised for delivering a variety of innovative data solutions and driving business change through analytics and customer-centric decisioning. Throughout his career, Simon has taken on a range of positions and roles including Head of Information Management at O2, Head of Data Transformation - EMEA at HSBC and his current role as Chief Data Officer at The Rank Group. Colleague have described Simon as an expert in database marketing with skills in CRM, analysis and data warehousing.

Simon Stearn

Simon Stearn

University of Warwick

Simon Stearn

Simon Stearn

United Kingdom United Kingdom
Education Education

Chief Data Officer

Considered a charismatic and innovative leader, Simon Stearn has a broad range of experience in building and leading multidisciplinary data science, software and analytics teams across different organisations. Throughout his career, Simon has taken on a variety of roles and positions including Executive Director, Global Big Data and Digital Experience Analytics at Avon, Chief Data and Technology Officer at Symmetry and his current role as Chief Data Officer at the University of Warwick. Colleagues have described Simon as a complex problem solver with sharp technical knowledge and a determination to succeed. He has been endorsed for his skills in strategy, leadership and program management.

Sophie Ollivier

Sophie Ollivier

Servier

Sophie Ollivier

Sophie Ollivier

France France
Pharmaceutical Pharmaceutical

Chief Data Officer

As the Chief Data Officer of Servier, Sophie is responsible for making data a performance lever for R&D, by implementing governance rules to guarantee the collection, quality, use and sharing of internal and external data, in compliance with current regulations; facilitating access to data through appropriate means for decision-making; and supporting businesses in their transformation driven by the use of data.

Sophie Troel

Sophie Troel

Veolie

Sophie Troel

Sophie Troel

France France
Energy Energy

Group Chief Data Officer

Sophie has 20 years of expertise in design of services and digital from strategy, conception to implementation, with particular expertise in digital transformation of business with an approch based on design thinking and reeingeneering of process in co-construction with business. As Group CDO of Veolia, Sophie is using data as a accelerator to Veolia's Ambition to be the number one in ecological transformation, and as an opportunity to unlock new streams of value for collaborators, business, customers and environment. In her previous role at Air France she designed Air France Digital Factory as an innovative workplace to accelerate digital transformation, create new value streams and foster operational efficiency of every business of Air France.

Stefanie Costa Leabo

Stefanie Costa Leabo

City of Boston

Stefanie Costa Leabo

United States of America United States of America
Government Government

Chief Data Officer

Problem-solving and driven executive data leader Stefanie Costa Leabo has a strong background and experience in leading multidisciplinary teams and turning data into actionable insights for organisations. Throughout her extensive career, Stefanie has taken on a wide range of roles and positions including Senior SomerStat Analyst at the City of Somerville, Performance Analyst and Chief Data Officer at the City of Boston, where she leads the analytics team within the department of innovation and technology. Colleagues have endorsed Stephanie for her skills in data analysis, leadership and strategy.

Stephan Singh

Stephan Singh

Pictet

Stephan Singh

Stephan Singh

Switzerland Switzerland
Finance Finance

Chief Data Officer

Data strategist and leader Stephan Singh has a strong background in implementing data projects and insights aligned to organisational goals and risk and compliance strategies. Stephan has a broad range of experience working across data analytics value chains, providing business insights and data science and he has taken on public speaking roles, sharing his thoughts and insights on data topics such as detecting unusual bank transactions using AI that leverages data and efficient data frameworks. Throughout his extensive career, Stephan has taken on roles ranging from IT Projects Manager to his current role as Chief Data Officer at Pictet Group. He has been endorsed for his skills in change management, risk management and data analysis.

Susanna Moan

Susanna Moan

Currys

Susanna Moan

Susanna Moan

United Kingdom United Kingdom
Retail Retail

Chief Data Officer

Articulate, energetic and determined leader with over 20 years’ experience in commercial and digital strategy, data and analytics, customer loyalty and data driven marketing, with specialism in the consumer sector. Susanna is experienced in leading and developing teams and is an executive team member. Currently at Currys, she is the former Chief Data Officer of comparethemarket.com, where she was accountable for data, strategy and change, and led its digital transformation.

Tammye Garrett

Tammye Garrett

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Tammye Garrett

Tammye Garrett

United States of America United States of America
Health Health

Chief Data Officer

Data and technology strategist Tammye Garrett has more than two decades of experience leading the development of enterprise-centric solutions in different organisations. Tammye has a strong track record in defining strategies, establishing high-performing teams and leading strong innovation architecture teams to serve the needs of health systems. Throughout her career, Tammye has taken on a wide range of roles and positions including Senior Business Intelligence Analyst at Insight, Enterprise Information Management Director at Billings Clinic and Chief Data Officer at UT Southwestern Medical Center, where she oversees the design, execution and effectiveness of internal controls, enterprise data and the organisation's overall data strategy. Colleagues have described Tammye as an intelligent data analyst who motivates and encourages her teams. She has been endorsed for her skills in agile methodologies, data strategies and executive leadership.

Tembi Hommes

Tembi Hommes

Arup

Tembi Hommes

Tembi Hommes

United States of America United States of America
Consulting Consulting

Global Chief Data Officer

Executive data and business leader Tembi Hommes has more than two decades of experience working across areas including finance management, data and analytics, strategy and governance and team building. Throughout her extensive career, Tembi has taken on a wide range of senior roles and positions including Director, Data and Analytics at CrossCountry Consulting, Senior Director, Enterprise Data at Peloton and her current role as Global Chief Data Officer at Arup. Colleagues have highly endorsed Tembi for her skills in data architecture, IT infrastructure management, data analytics and project management.

Thomas Guillet

Thomas Guillet

Ministere des Armees

Thomas Guillet

Thomas Guillet

France France
Government Government

Chief Data Officer

Thomas Guillet is the Chief Data Officer for Ministere des Armees, the French defence and government administration, where he has worked for six years. Highly experienced data and analytics leader, Thomas has particular insights in the French civil service and army deparments over the last 15 years.

Tim Carmichael

Tim Carmichael

Chalhoub Group

Tim Carmichael

Tim Carmichael

United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
Luxury Fashion Luxury Fashion

Chief Data Officer

Data-driven technology leader Tim Carmichael has more than a decade of experience across data, information technology and analytics roles. Throughout his extensive career, Tim has taken on senior roles and positions such as Founder and Chief Data Officer at Ensifera Limited, S&S Associate - CxO Strategic Data Advisor at Sullivan & Stanley and his current role as Chief Data Officer at Chalhoub Group, where he leads a team of data professionals to accelerate the group's transformation. In addition to this, Tim is a Non-Executive Director at The Dene Group of Companies. Described as a results-driven and passionate data leader by colleagues, Tim has been highly endorsed for his skills in data, digital strategy and information management.

Tim Lum

Tim Lum

VMLY&R

Tim Lum

Tim Lum

United Kingdom United Kingdom
Advertising Advertising

Chief Data Officer

Award-winning strategic and commercial digital and data transformation leader, formulating and implementing new digital product lines, data strategy and commercial analytical benefits for some of the most iconic businesses in the world, transforming businesses to be more customer-centric with data and AI.

Tino van Lessen

Tino van Lessen

AXA

Tino van Lessen

Tino van Lessen

Germany Germany
Insurance Insurance

Chief Data Officer

Equipped with more than 16 years of experience across data management, consultancy and reporting roles, Tino van Lessen is considered a seasoned data professional. Throughout his extensive career, Tino has taken on a wide range of roles and positions including Specialist in Corporate Controlling & Development at AXA Konzern AG, Finance Development & Services - Head of Reporting and Data Management and his current role as Chief Data Officer at AXA. Tino has been endorsed by colleagues for his skills in corporate finance, value-based management and corporate development.

Ursula Cottone

Ursula Cottone

Huntington National Bank

Ursula Cottone

Ursula Cottone

United States of America United States of America
Finance Finance

Chief Data Officer

As the Chief Data Officer of Huntingdon National Bank, Ursula has focus on building a best-in-class data and analytics team, espeically on business-focused outcomes of improving the customer experience, growing revenues, driving operational efficiency, and reducing risk for the bank. Dedicated to enabling innovation and solving pain points by executing against an enterprise data strategy and delivering the necessary capabilities, including a strong data management and governance program, an innovative Artificial Intelligence center of excellence and an industrialized data engineering team to support both. She is also a Member of the Board of Directors for the American Heart Association.

Xavier Lagardere

Xavier Lagardere

Lufthansa Group

Xavier Lagardere

Xavier Lagardere

Germany Germany
Travel Travel

Chief Data Officer & VP Innovation

Xavier is the Chief Data Officer and VP Innovation for the carrier Lufthansa Group, where is past responsibilities have included Go-To-Market Strategy, Global Channel solutions for Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian Airlines. He is also currently a Board Member for Hopper and Vayant Travel Technologies.

Yasuaki Sakamoto

Yasuaki Sakamoto

Manulife

Yasuaki Sakamoto

Yasuaki Sakamoto

Japan Japan
Insurance Insurance

Chief Analytics Officer

With more than 17 years of experience across technology and data science roles, Yasuaki Sakamoto is recognised as an established data leader. Throughout his extensive career, Yasuaki has taken on a wide range of roles and positions including Assistant Professor at the Stevens Institute of Technology, Director of Data Science Practice at DataRobot and his current role as Chief Analytics Officer at Manulife. Yasuaki has been highly endorsed by colleagues for his skills in data analysis, project management and data mining.

Zachery Anderson

Zachery Anderson

Natwest

Zachery Anderson

Zachery Anderson

United Kingdom United Kingdom
Finance Finance

Chief Data & Analytics Officer

Passionate about leveraging data and analytics to drive transformation and innovation, Zachery Anderson has more than two decades of experience in data, analytics and strategy and is considered a data-driven senior leader. Throughout his extensive career, Zachary has taken on a wide range of roles including Executive Director, PIN Modeling, Statistics and Consulting, SVP and Analytics Officer at Electronic Arts (EA) and his current role as Chief Data and Analytics Officer at NatWest Group, where he oversees areas such as cloud computing and big data, creativity and innovation and data science. In addition to his role, Zachery is a Non-Executive Director at Smart Data Foundry and Faculty Member at Wharton Executive Education. Zachery has been highly endorsed by colleagues for his skills in data management, enterprise risk management and data governance.

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Honouring Global Executives: Pioneers of Business Change and Digital Transformation

Chief Data Officer

Winners at The Studio

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Global Chief Data Officer 100 - 2024

Nominations Open

Nominations close 5th April 2024

Global Chief Data Officer 100: Judges

  • Anna Gevorgyan, Chief Data Officer / Adviser, Independent Consultant
  • Sarah Wilkinson, COO, Virgin Money
  • Lauren Walker, Head of Data & Analytics UK, Accenture
  • Inken Braunschmidt, Chief Innovation & Digital Officer, Halma
  • Gillian Tomlinson, Group Chief Data Officer, The Weir Group PLC 
  • Michael Zimmer, Chief Data Officer, Zurich Insurance

 

What makes a Global Chief Data Officer 100 Winner?

Global Chief Data Officer top 100 winners are distinguished by their exceptional ability to revolutionise their respective industries or organisations through the strategic utilisation of data, cloud analytics and ML/AI technologies. They have harnessed the power of these transformative tools to ignite fresh growth opportunities, streamline operational costs, unlock novel revenue streams and redefine their business methodologies. 

 

Moreover, these visionary leaders have fostered a culture of data literacy within their organisations, while also constructing a robust data activation strategy and an intelligence framework that enables them to anticipate industry shifts, gain a competitive edge and supercharge their growth trajectory. Their innovation extends into the realm of analytics, as they leverage AI and machine learning to deliver customer-centric services and enhance the overall customer experience. 

 

As recognised thought leaders, they demonstrate the profound impact of data and the pivotal role of the Chief Data Officer within the C-Suite, setting a remarkable precedent for their peers and colleagues. Furthermore, these finalists champion diversity and inclusivity, setting an example for an organisational culture that celebrates differences and ensures that everyone has a voice in shaping their shared success.

 

The winners were announced at The Studio, our flagship event held at the iconic Abbey Road Studios, where over 200 technology leaders gathered to network, share ideas, and celebrate success in the industry.

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