The prominence of data roles within organisations has increased in recent years. Driven by the explosion in the quantity and complexity of data generated by organisations, Chief Data Officers (CDO) and their teams are increasingly taking centre stage. They need to empower other teams in the organisation to answer questions and transition to a more data-informed culture. But these outcomes do not come without growing pains and challenges.

In this exclusive webinar on the rise of the data role, hear from Caroline Carruthers, Director at Carruthers and Jackson and Co Author of The Chief Data Officer’s Playbook, Alvin Chan, Head of Product & Data Science at Avora, and James Adams, Head of Workforce Planning at Eden Smith about how CDOs can create an environment of enablement. You will find out:

  • What is behind the rise of the CDO and why organisations need to incorporate them into their strategy and operations.

  • The roles that support CDOs – beyond Data Scientists, there are other roles and functions that are necessary for success.

  • What it takes to succeed in the data role – how to overcome challenges and create an environment of empowerment.

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Caroline Carruthers

Director, Carruthers and Jackson

Caroline is a recognised global data leader who is sought after for international speaking engagements. She has co-authored two books, ‘The Chief Data Officer’s Playbook’ (a best seller) and ‘Data Driven Business Transformation’. She has been a Chief Data Officer across multiple industries and sectors, leading data driven business transformations that delivered tangible results.

Alvin Chan

Alvin Chan

Solution Architect, Avora

Alvin leads Avora’s Solution Architect team. Previously, he was part of Premier Inn’s strategy IT team, worked closely with The Met Office, and built the UK’s first climate change adaptation model, identifying more than £2bn in network investment savings.

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James Adams

Head of Workforce Planning, Eden Smith

James is an expert in the acquisition, utilisation and retention of talent. He joined the Eden Smith Associates network to offer strategic workforce planning solutions. James has helped technology companies from independent start-ups to Nasdaq-listed businesses to build effective and successful talent strategies, career development plans and retention programmes.