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The Northern Data Forum

May 8 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Welcoming Northern CDOs! An event to bring together Chief Data Officers / Chief Information Officers /  Heads of Data from around the north to share experiences, challenges and ideas on a regular basis in an informal setting. Hosted by Oakland Data & Analytics and iSourceIT. 

The event aims to build a community of data leaders to discuss latest trends, learn from the best in the business and network with like-minded professionals.

We are pleased to announce two fantastic speakers for the very first event!

Caroline Carruthers (Group Director of Data Management – Lowell Group / Co Author of The Chief Data Officer’s Playbook.)

Caroline is regarded as being one of the best in the data field. She is currently the Group Director of Data Management for Lowell Group – a European leader in credit management services and data analytics. As well as this, she is also the Co-Author of “The Chief Data Officer’s Playbook” which is noted as a “must-read for data leaders” on Amazon.

Caroline will be presenting on the trials and tribulations of data governance.

Gary Ashby (Data Services Manager – Yorkshire Water)

Gary is a seasoned professional in Data, having worked in the field for over the last 10 years’. He is currently the Data Services Manager for Yorkshire Water, and is responsible for the delivery of all core data services; including analytics and reporting, master data management and control systems. Currently undertaking a huge transformation project, Gary is looking to share his experiences and advice.

Gary will be discussing the story of Yorkshire Water’s data journey.

What’s the plan?

17:00 – Drinks and Networking

17:30 – Welcome from the hosts

17:35 – Caroline Carruthers (Group Director of Data Management – Lowell Group) – Discussion

18:15 – Gary Ashby (Data Services Manager – Yorkshire Water) – Discussion

19:00 – Onwards – Drinks and Networking

Who will be attending?

This is an event for Chief Data Officers (CDO’s), Chief Information Officers (CIO’s), Head’s of Data, Senior Data Managers and leaders of organisations where data is important.

Where and When is it?

The event will be held at ODI, in Leeds City Centre, LS9 8AG. Near the BBC offices on Duke Street.

The event will start at 5pm, with introductions at 5.15pm.

How do I get involved?

Register your interest via this page!


ODI Leeds
3rd Floor, Munro House Duke Street, Leeds, LS9 8AG
Leeds, LS9 8AG United Kingdom

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