Hub & Spoken: Data | Analytics | Chief Data Officer | CDO | Strategy

Hub & Spoken: Data | Analytics | Chief Data Officer | CDO | Strategy

The Hub and Spoken podcast is a series of fascinating discussions with today's top data and business leaders from across the business world. The podcasts explore how to add most value to organisations through the use of data and analytics and how best to organise yourselves to achieve that value. Some episodes look at the hottest and most topical news covering data, analytics, AI and its impact on everyone and everything.... Show More

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July 2, 2020 31 min

In this episode Jason talks to Graeme McDermott, the Chief Data Officer at Addison Lee, about his journey delivering business value with data. They explore the journey, how you measure progress, the definition of done and how you keep stakeholders engaged with strong communication and collaboration.

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In this episode, Jason talks to Doug Laney, the author of Infonomics, ex Gartner distinguished analyst and currently a consultant at Caserta. A fascinating and fast-paced discussion on how organisations should look to monetise, manage and measure their information and treat data as an asset. They discuss how you classify information as an asset, how you value that asset and whether you can have those assets on your balance sheet.

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In this episode, Jason talks to Nirali Patel, the Chief Data Officer at AXA Healthcare, about the use and value of having an agile data strategy. They cover what being agile means on context of building data products and why being agile is more important than ever. This episode also unpicks how you avoid just being reactive to everything but still having an operating model that is responsive to change, flexible and can pivot around...

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In this episode, Jason talks to serial Chief Data Officer, Andy Day about what a Board cares about and how data plays a part in that. They discuss why data should be at the top table, why the Chief Data Officer may be in jeopardy and how to succeed in creating an organisation that is guided by data.

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In this episode Jason talks to seasoned business, data and change leader, Nicky Klein about the relationship that exists between data and business change. They explore the drive and requirement for change, how data helps, the resistance and barriers to change and the role the Chief Data Officer plays in the change process.

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In this episode, Jason talks to Sefton Perry, the Head of the Intelligence Centre at UEFA, about how he and his team use data and insights to develop football, govern the game and run multi-million-pound football competitions. This includes how they make use of strategic intelligence to make sure decisions are taken with evidence in the room, how they’re set up and how they collaborate internally and with European football leagues.

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In this episode Nina Monckton, Chief Insight (Data) Officer at the NHS Business Services Authority, joins Jason to discuss how use of data led to over £100m of potential savings in just 6 months. She describes how they defined and delivered their data strategy, and how she looks after data as an asset, building the team, resource, and infrastructure to drive value.

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In this episode we talk to Simon Hayter, Partner at Knight Frank about the hype surrounding data and analytics, how to use and be aware of hype and bringing things back to reality. We discuss inflated job titles, buzz words, mis-selling from vendors, hype in academia and avoiding unrealistic expectations.

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Jason talks to Kevin Fletcher, CDO at HMRC, about the role of the CDO in public organisations, and how you embed data into strategy and operations.

In this episode, they discuss Kevin’s role at the HMRC, how their data strategy is aligned with their specific use cases, and the challenges in delivering this.

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Jason talks to Gabriel Hughes, CEO at Metageni and the architect of attribution modelling tools for Google.

In this episode, we talk about how you deliver return from marketing and customer engagement investments by optimising customer journeys.

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The Chief Data Officer is a relatively new role, but how is it set to change in 2020 and beyond? Tim Lum, a senior data leader with a wealth of experience leading data transformation, shares his perspective on how CDOs can better integrate themselves into the C-Suite. With Jason Foster, they discuss what skills are required for the CDO, and look ahead to the future of data leadership.

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December 12, 2019 33 min

Theo Priestley, antifuturist, author and CMO at WFS Technologies, joins the podcast to share his grounding perspective on the future of AI. With Jason Foster, they strip down the artificial intelligence buzzword and review where AI is headed, and how businesses can harness this potential.

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Alan Cruickshank, Head of Data at Tails.com, shares his experience building data functions from scratch in a fast-paced business. With Jason Foster at the helm, they discuss the advantages of being small-scale, how to prioritise what you need for success with data, and the importance of data cultures over Alan's career.

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Catherine Brien is leading a new data and analytics initiative at The Guardian - can data help drive new success in the transition from print to digital? Jason Foster helms this episode of the Hub & Spoken, with Catherine sharing her experience in the CDO role so far, and the benefits that data has created across the publishing industry.

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More transparent data sharing is the key to driving better supply chains according to Neil Sparrow, Head of BI at AJW. With more open data sharing across an industry, businesses could theoretically react, interact and operate much more efficiently. In reality, how viable is this level of data collaboration between businesses? Jason Foster asks this question and more in Episode 31 of the Hub & Spoken podcast.

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Master data and governance are the focus of Scott Taylor, nicknamed the ‘Data Whisperer’ for his role in advising businesses on how to approach data management. With Jason Foster at the helm, they discuss what language to use in communicating across the organisation, and how to avoid making data a boring topic for the C-Suite.

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In this episode, we talk to Payal Jain, Managing Director at JCURV, about the impact of gender bias on data and analytics. We discuss the importance of employing a diverse range of skills, and fostering this within data teams. As a Chair of Women in Data UK, Payal also shares her perspectives on gender diversity and how to support the cause.

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In this episode, we talk to Nick Saretzky, Senior Director of Project Management at Tinder, about how dating apps started out with data. We discuss the benefits of driving change through data insights, and what user data Tinder has at its disposal. We also talk about the impact of dating apps on how people interact, and on the changing approach to modern relationships.

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In this episode, we talk to Kerry Dawes, the Director of Digital Customer Experience at The Rank Group. We discuss the impact of data on the digital customer experience, and how new technologies are contributing to this field. We also cover the value of tracking customer data to identify and counter unhealthy behaviours in the gambling industry.

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