Data Talks Conference

27th June 2019

If you are a Chief Data Officer, Head of Data, Analytics or Data Science or a data leader then the DataTalks Conference is for you. Inspirational and challenging content of this type, delivered in this way is not available elsewhere. The six DataTalks will be passionate and engaging on the leading edge of data. Delegate spaces are limited so apply early to secure your place to be amongst the data leaders.

08:30 - 09:00

Registration, Breakfast & Networking

09:00 - 09:30

Opening Keynote: The Art of Storytelling

The ability to convey the story the data is telling is a key yet often overlooked skill for Data Leaders. In this session presenter and star of BBC The Real Hustle, Alexis Conran, explains the art of storytelling.

Speakers:

09:30 - 10:00

The Dummy’s Guide to Data Transformation

In this talk James will take the audience step by step through the data swamp to the land of the transformed.

Speakers:

10:00 - 10:30

Data: it's a funny old game

Speakers:

10:30 - 11:00

Panel Debate: Morning roundup

The morning roundup is an informal discussion of the key points raised in the morning’s talks by the speakers and hosts involved. These sessions are designed to be interactive so questions from the audience are encouraged.

11:00 - 11:30

MORNING BREAK

11:30 - 12:00

Augmented Intelligence - What Should Support Who?

In this wonderful age of data and data enablement that we are living in we are still getting used to how to get the best from the data and the technology it underpins. How should we be tackling this complicated issue and what helps point the way?

12:00 - 12:30

Is Cloud ready for Financial Services?

Once in a decade a new technology comes along that fundamentally shifts the bar on what we do and how we do it.  The relational database, client-server, the internet.  Cloud is the next game-changing addition to that list. With the cost of compute falling and the unit of compute shifting to an entire data centre concepts like AI and Machine Learning, first proposed in the 40’s and 50’s are now a reality.  We are living in the future.  But is the future ready for Financial Services?  Who controls “your” data when it’s in the cloud?  Where does it go?  What are the tax implications? How does disaster recovery work when Google or the internet goes “down”?

Speakers:

12:30 - 13:00

Panel Debate: Lunchtime Roundup

The lunchtime roundup is an informal discussion of the key points raised in the lunchtime’s talks by the speakers and hosts involved. These sessions are designed to be interactive so questions from the audience are encouraged.

13:00 - 14:00

LUNCH

14:00 - 14:30

Data Meets Creativity

To leverage the power of data we need to be creative. We need to be able to imagine the ‘new’ without being able to see it. More than that we need to be able to describe the ‘new’ to people who haven’t yet imagined it.

Going beyond the concepts, to leverage the transformational power data business processes will need to change, so we need to unleash our creativity to imagine what those new processes and organisational structures will look like.

Data professional need to be creative, think creatively and deliver creative solutions. Many business are currently limited by their imagination.

Speakers:

14:30 - 15:00

Guardians of the (Data) Galaxy

Without the right people, neither an analytical nor a digital culture, will be achieved. So by bringing your workforce on the journey, including them in the process and investing in them, you are not only increasing your chances for success, you are also futureproofing your business.

Speakers:

15:00 - 15:30

Data into Digital

Without data, there is no successful transformation. Rachel will take you through her experience of using data to improve public sector organisations and the change process that took place, saving money, changing ways of working and keeping the team engaged!

Speakers:

15:30 - 16:00

AFTERNOON BREAK

16:00 - 16:30

Panel Debate: Afternoon Roundup

The afternoon roundup is an informal discussion of the key points raised in the afternoon’s talks by the speakers and hosts involved. These sessions are designed to be interactive so questions from the audience are encouraged.

16:30 - 17:00

Closing Keynote

In the closing session of DataTalks Caroline Carruthers and Peter Jackson provide their insight into the key issues raised during the day. They will also look ahead to the potential issues facing Data Leaders in the upcoming year, some of which might form the basis for DataTalks 2020!

17:00 - 18:30

Drinks

Drinks and Networking sponsored by Alqami