Top Influencers: 12 UK Chief Data Officer’s To Follow in 2022

3 years ago

Chief Data Officer play a crucial role in any startup. It takes an extraordinary person to fulfil the Chief Data Officer role. We have selected these Chief Data Officer’s for this list as they are inspiring for a variety of reasons – whether that’s pushing boundaries, creating groundbreaking products, or doing their bit to save the world.

Our analysts did their best to select be best, and most innovative Chief Data Officer’s. The list is in no particular order!

Jose Sanchez-Loureda

Chief Data Officer @ The Crown Estate

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Property owned by the Sovereign of the United Kingdom Read more aboutThe Crown Estate on Crunchbase…

Rakshit Kapoor

Group Chief Data Officer @ HSBC

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HSBC is a banking and financial services organization that offers a comprehensive range of services. Read more aboutHSBC on Crunchbase…

Shiv Bhaduri

Chief Data Officer @ Wrisk

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Wrisk offers a customizable platform that enables businesses to create mobile-first insurance experiences for their customers. Read more aboutWrisk on Crunchbase…

Manu Kumar

Chief Data Officer @ Bupa

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Manu serves as Chief Data Officer of BUPA’s Customer Lab where his focus is on applying AI to help customers live longer, healthier, happier lives. This involves applying machine & deep learning techniques to a variety of problems e.g. how do you predict footfall into facilities, how do you optimize resources to meet dynamic customer demand or design algorithms that can analyse scans to help clinicians diagnose disease profiles. Prior to this Manu has led Data Science teams for companies like Vodafone, HP and Microsoft. He enjoys setting up analytics teams that solve complex problems and has set up such organizations in the US, India, Germany, UK, Hungary, Turkey, Singapore etc. He was also selected by Information Age as one of UK’s top Data Leaders for 2018. He holds a Masters from UC Berkeley in Applied Mathematical Sciences and a Management of Technology from the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley. Learn more about Manu Kumar on Crunchbase…

Bupa is an international healthcare group, serving over 22 million customers in over 190 countries. Read more aboutBupa on Crunchbase…

Santiago Castro

Chief Data Officer @ FBN Bank (UK)

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FBN UK offers Corporate Banking, Institutional Banking, Private Banking and much more. Read more aboutFBN Bank (UK) on Crunchbase…

Hugh Cox

Founder, Chief Data Officer @ Rosslyn Data Technologies PLC

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Hugh co-founded Rosslyn Analytics Ltd. and Ockham Capital Ltd. Prior to this was the COO Investments (EMEA) with Citigroup Private Bank, he also worked for Perot Systems, JP Morgan and Logica. After leaving the British Army he took a BSc in Computer Science and an MBA from City University Business School. Learn more about Hugh Cox on Crunchbase…

Rosslyn Data Technologies exists to challenge the traditional methods of managing and exploiting data. Read more aboutRosslyn Data Technologies PLC on Crunchbase…

Alan Duncan

Research Vice President, Data & Analytics Strategy and Chief Data Officer Advisory @ Gartner

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Tom Betts

Chief Data Officer @ Financial Times

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Tom Betts is VP of Customer Analytics & Research for the Financial Times.He leads a global analytics team covering the whole Pearson Professional line of business – consisting of the FT Group, Pearson English and Pearson Vue – with analysts based in the US, UK and Asia. Tom was previously Head of Data Analytics for, having joined the FT in 2009. He was instrumental in establishing data as a core competency for the Financial Times and grew a team who have successfully catalysed the use of data in decision-making across the organisation. Learn more about Tom Betts on Crunchbase…

The Financial Times is a business news organization providing essential news, comments, data and analysis for the global business community. Read more aboutFinancial Times on Crunchbase…

David S Palmer

Chief Data Officer @ ClinSpec Diagnostics

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Lauren Weinstein

Chief Data Officer @ Transport for London

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Lauren Sager Weinstein leads TfL in using our vast amounts of system data to transform how TfL plans and operates transport in London. Lauren joined TfL in 2002 and has held a variety of roles, working on many projects including the launch of the contactless payment system across London’s transport network. Originally from Washington DC, USA, she has degrees from Princeton University and from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Lauren was awarded the 2017 UK Chief Data Officer of the year by the CDO Club, and was honoured to be included in The Female Lead’s 20 role models in Data and Technology. Learn more about Lauren Weinstein on Crunchbase…

Transport for London is the integrated body responsible for London”s transport system. Read more aboutTransport for London on Crunchbase…

Charles Cai

Chief Data Officer @ WANDA Group

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Charles has more than two decades of experience and track records of global transformational progras – from vision, evangelism to end-to-end execution in global investment banks, and energy trading companies, where he excels at designing and building innovative, large scale, Big Data systems in high volume low latency trading, global ETRM(Energy Trading & Risk Management), and advanced temporal and geospatial predictive analytics, as Chief Front Office Technical Architect and Head of Data Science. Charles is also a frequent keynote speaker at various international conferences to share knowledge and lessons learnt in Big Data, IoT, Cyber Security and FinTech (especially BlockChain related) etc. Charles has been pioneering Big Data in enterprise world since early days, not only being instrumental in several massive Big Data initiatives in Finance, Oil and Gas industry, but more importantly, his evangelism and community work has earned him one of the 50 UK’s Top Data Leaders and Influencers ( Learn more about Charles Cai on Crunchbase…

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Matthew Tod

Chief Data Officer @ D4t4 Solutions

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Matthew joined D4t4 in April 2016, to head up its new Data Insight practice. This division is successfully working with clients to overcome the “data everywhere but no insight” problem, enabling them to gain competitive advantage from their information assets. The practice delivers an end to end consulting and insight service, helping the Company’s clients to create value from their customer information and better react to changing market conditions. Matthew has over 25 years’ experience in digital technologies, focused on customer analytics. Prior to joining D4t4 Matthew had established himself as a digital data expert within the key sectors of retail, e-commerce, mail-order, media, consumer goods and insurance. In 2002 Matthew founded Logan Tod & Company Limited, a leading European digital analytics consultancy with global blue-chip clients from retail and leisure to UK banks. Logan Tod & Company Limited was acquired in March 2012 by PwC and Matthew became a partner within PwC’s Customer Consulting Group, where he helped build PwC’s analytics and digital transformation strategy capabilities within retail and consumer sectors. Learn more about Matthew Tod on Crunchbase…

D4t4 Solutions is a business-to-business provider of information technology products and services. Read more aboutD4t4 Solutions on Crunchbase…

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