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Driven by Data: The Mentorship

Developing Future Leaders

Driven by Data: The Mentorship, providing insight and connection with the worlds best data analytics leaders

This free programme, with over 150+ partnerships, is designed to develop, upskill and progress the next generation of leaders in the data analytics industry; by providing access to the Orbition Group community’s elite mentors made up of high-profile and respected thought leaders in the global data and analytics space, including business leaders, published authors, and keynote speakers.

Participants will be given the opportunity to access, connect, and engage with influential individuals who would normally be out of reach.

Meet our Mentors

Dan Kellett

Chief Data Officer, Capital One

Gabriela Filip

Chief Data & Analytics officer, Knab Bank

Prachi Priya

Chief Data Officer, Team One

Tom Spencer

Director of Customer Data Science, Aviva

Gareth Powell

Group Data Officer, Irwin Mitchell

Anthony Spence

Head of MI Centre of Excellence, Boots

“It’s often easy to lose track of all the ways many, many people have helped me in my career. Being a mentor has been a great way to give back to the amazing data community. I have also been able to learn a huge amount by mentoring someone from a different industry (& geography), giving me a broader understanding. I would recommend the programme to any data professional.” Dan Kellet, Chief Data Officer, Capital One

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Harleen Thethy

VP, Digital Analytics & Marketing, Barclays

Ines Ashton

Director of Advanced Analytics, Mars

Vipul Parmar

Global Head of Data Management, WPP

Sheetal Patole

Chief Information Officer, Barclays

John Thompson

Global Head, Artificial Intelligence, EY

Kudzayi Chakahwata

Global Data, Audiences & Technology Solutions Director, Publicis Groupe

Evie Dineva

Head of Data Engineering & Data Science, Gymshark

Dave Holland

Director of Data Strategy, SMBC Group EMEA

Dee Samra

Director of Data Excellence, Liberty Global

Atul Sehgal

Director of Data Science, Swire Coca-Cola

Michael Green

Head of Data & Analytics, JD Sports Fashion plc

Pete Williams

Director of Data, Penguin Random House UK

James Scott

Managing Director, PROOF insight, C&C Group

Andy Isaacs

Director of Data & Analytics, UKTV Media Ltd

Nick Creagh

Chief Data & Analytics Officer, University of East London

Tia Cheang

Director of IT Data and Information Services, Gallagher

Rachel Purchase

Head of Data Product, Insights & Data Science, Admiral Group

McKinley Hyden

Director of Analytics Business Impact, The Financial Times

Agustina Hernandez

Director of Data, CDO, Anheuser-Busch InBev

Graeme McDermott

Chief Data Officer, Tempcover

Pankaj Arora

Director of Analytics & Decision Science, Saga

Krzysztof Krasnodebski

Analytics Director, Delivery Hero

Veronica Comper

Head of Data & Analytics, Danone

Tim Armstrong

Director of Digital Capability & Data, Nova Entertainment

Andy Mcmahon

Head of MLOps, NatWest Group

Gokhan Ciflikli

Director of Data & AI, Superside

Aubrey HB

Chief Analytics & Automation Officer, 888holdings

Rachel Pillsbury

Chief Data Officer, LeftWise

Will Lowe

Chief Data Officer, Transform

Paul French

Director of Data and Analytics, First Central

Robert Whetsel

Associate Director for Data Architecture, FDA

Dizem Ozalp Sari

Head of Data Services Domain, BNP Paribas

Denholm Hesse

Chief Data Officer, BDO UK LLP

Liz Henderson

Chief Data & Analytic Officer, Capgemini

Vlad Jiman

Director of Data, N Brown Group

Martin Miller

Chief Technology Officer, M-Vision

Ben Steele

Head of Data & Analytics, BMS Group

Charles Evans

Head of Data for Capital Markets, Capco

Kat Holmes

Data Director, Siemens Energy

Gavin Jackson

Head of Performance Analytics, Zepz

Yucel Yuksel

Chief Data Officer, DEHN

Solomon Kahn

Founder & CEO, Delivery Layer

Atul Agarwal

Director of Data & Personalisation, John Lewis Financial Services

Dan Power

Managing Director, Data Governance, Global Markets, State Street

Sally Bashuan

Executive Director - Head of Data Governance, Federated Hermes

Sami Rahman

Head of Data Engineering & Data Platform, Penguin Random House

Bill Schmarzo

Customer Advocate, Data Management Incubation, Dell Technologies

Kulani Likotsi

Head Data Management and Data Governance , Standard Bank

Angelique Augereau

Chief Analytics Officer, Capital One

Ben Day

Data & Analytics Director, Sage Group Ltd.

Shaun Adams

Founder, Principal Consultant, Acta Data Ltd

Emma Dickinson

Head of Data & Insight, Education & Training Foundation

James Blagg

Head of Data, Principality Building Society

Richard Cook

Head of Data & Analytics, Marsh Commercial

Alina Mihaila

Global Head of IT & Data & Analytics, Danone

Martin Stanley

Head of Data & AI Business Partnering, BT Group

Lindsay Pellow

Data & Analytics Director, Network Digital Marketing

Robert Kent

Global Chief data Officer, Hays Recruitment

Zohar Liran

Head of Data Intelligence, Autodesk Construction Cloud

Robert Barbour

Group Data and Insights Director, Travis Perkins Plc

Lynne Bailey

Chief Data Officer, KPMG

Samir Sharma

Chief Executive Officer, Datazuum

Nick Latocha

Global Lead Data & Analytics, Brambles

Daniel Hulme

Chief Executive Officer, Satalia

Crystal Lee

VP, Data & Analytics, Wild Alaskan Company

Meenal Lyer

VP of Data, SurveyMonkey

“I enjoy conversations with thought leaders and also enjoy sharing experiences. Data leaders need grooming if they need to learn how to drive value using data and earning a seat at the table. I was able to figure it out and so use this opportunity to share my experiences as much as possible. I have 2 mentees and we spend about an hour each month. I have told them that we can connect as needed as well and don’t need to necessarily need to wait for a monthly connect. This program has been as enriching and satisfying as I had wanted and thought it to be. My mentees and I have built a strong friendship and we feel comfortable sharing stories. I am glad to be a part of this journey and thank Orbition for the opportunity.” Meenal Iyer, VP of Data, SurveyMonkey

Become a Mentor or Mentee!

Hannah Davies

Head of Data Academy, Admiral Insurance

Nirali Patel

Group VP Data Strategy, Liberty Global

Rob Lancashire

Senior Consultant, The Oakland Group

Simon Spyer

CEO, Data Driven Marketing, Iris

Mike Holmes

Head of Data Science, Provenir

Calvin Ferns

Head of Data & Analytics, Rapha

Roberto Maranca

Data Excellence VP, Schneider Electric

Maksat Amangeldiyev

Director of Fintech Analytics

Emma Wicks

Head of Editorial Data & Analytics, The Telegraph

Richard Dundas

Head of Analytics Development, Tokio Marine Kiln

Lisa Allen

Director of Data & Services, Open Data Institute

Jordan Morrow

Vice President & Head of Data & Analytics, BrainStorm Inc

Jasmina Lazic

Head of R&D, Bigtincan

James Morgan

Senior Director, Asda

Sarah Tolfey

Head of Data, Zilch

Nino Letteriello

Partner, FIT Academy

Phil Thirlwell

Head of Analytics, FIS

Robert Ogilvie

Head of Data, Aviva

Vijay Rajandram

CDO, Northern Trust Asset Mangement

Brett Markell

Head of Strategic Insight, Farnell Global

Rachael Bland

Director of Data & Insights, Arqiva

Edosa Odaro

Chief Data & Analytics Officer, Tawuniya

Asheeka Hyde

Head of Trading Analytics, Dunelm

David Thomas

Chief Data Officer, LSEG

Daniel Piatkowski

Director Data & Analytics, Singtel

Ed Child

Global Head Consumer Data & Digital Analytics, Costa Coffee

Jessica Simons-Boswell

Head of Data, e.surv Chartered Surveyors

Eddie Short

Managing Director, Chief Data and Digital Officer, MidEuropa LLP

Brendon Moodley

Head of Data Engineering, Hastings Direct

Frederique De Letter

Senior Director Business Insights & Analytics, Keller Williams Realty

Lisel Engelbrecht

Executive Head: Data Engineering, Analytics and AI, Standard Bank

Swapnil Wirmalwar

Head of Data & Analytics, Scottish Government

Amritpal Singh Assi

Senior Director, Head of Data Innovation, Haleon

Simon Hayter

Partner & Group Head of Data, Knight Frank

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Adonis Themistokleous

Head of Data Analytics and Strategy, Wundeman Thompson

Alex McGhee

Head of Data and Analytics, Linnaeus

Alexander Angelov

Senior Director, Data & Analytics, CluePoints

Andrew Rawlinson

Head of Enterprise Data & Analytics, Johnson Matthey

Andy Ruckley

Chief Data Officer, Sea

Angela Livingstone

Chief Data Officer, Dataly Consultancy

Anton Abrarov

Head of Data Science and AI, Norilsk Nickel

Archie Dhaliwal

Director, Strategic Partnerships, Data, Analytics & AI, Wipro

Ben Peterson

Head of Data EMEA, Treliant

Bhushan Kokate

Chief Data Architect, MS Amlin

Cristina Álvarez López

Head of Consumer Programs, Philip Morris International

Dane Buchanan

Global Director of Data, Analytics & Tech, M&C Saatchi Performance

Dr. Nadia Morozova

Global Chief Analytics & Insights Officer - Brand, Marketing and Communications, EY

Elise Walker

Data Platform Director, International Data Office, Walgreens Boots Alliance

Fausto Artico

Global Head of Data Science, GSK

Florian Baptise

Head of Product, Data, Tempr

Helen Blaikie

Chief Data & Analytics Officer, Aston University

Holly Chatton

Head of Data Governance, AJ Bell

Ian Moore

Director of Data, Studio Retail Limited

Irina Ioana Brudaru

Head of Data & Strategy, Element Insurance AG

Jean Ortiz Perez

Director of Data & Analytics, Valuedynamx (Collinson)

Julian Highley

SVP Data Science, MarketCast

Kiran Padavala

Head of Data and Revenue Management, Viator

Sameer Rahman

CEO and Founder, DataMonet

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Marco Lukec

Director, Business Intelligence, HARIBO

Oliver Crowley

Head of Data and Analytics, Ecrebo Ltd

Paul Butler

Chief Technology Officer, Hiscox

Peter Laflin

Head of Insight and Performance, Morrisons

Riddhi Sen

Former, Global Head of Data, Delta Capital

Samantha Starling

Head of Data & Insight, Wiltshire Council

Sanica Menezes

Head of customer & marketing analytics, Aviva

Sarah McHattie

Head of Operational Analytics, Ocado Technology

Luis Mejia

VP of Data, PensionBee

Lana Videnova

Technology Director, Data & AI, TPXimpact

Sid Shah

VP, Data & Analytics, International, Live Nation Entertainment

Sophie Holland

Director of Data and Business Platforms, Chambers and Partners

Ust Oldfield

Head of Analytics, Advancing Analytics

Maurice Roche

Director of Analytics, Zellis

Shaohong Bai

Director of Data Science & Analytics, Adthena

Philip Lui

Director of Data, Atlanta Group

The Purpose:

We know we aren’t the only mentorship programme in the data space, but many out there are designed for recent graduates and students, or to encourage business users to become more data savvy.

What about the people already in our industry? Here at Orbition, we provide a way for people to develop, upskill, and progress who are already in our market.

Most organisations have very small Data Analytics teams/functions, and as such don’t have the resources to offer substantial development, upskilling, and progression schemes.

Our goal is to offer unparalleled development opportunities to the brightest minds who are already working within the Data & Analytics industry, and who have the potential to be the future leaders, in every sense, of our community.

This programme seeks to serve those on their career journey from senior manager and upwards.

Why Join?

Can you see value in being mentored by some of the most high-profile and respected thought leaders in the global data and analytics industry?

Leaders that span various fields such as;

  • Governance
  • Architecture
  • Engineering
  • Analytics
  • Data Science
  • Machine Learning
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Change & Transformation
  • Strategy
  • Literacy
  • Storytelling etc.

Driven by Data: The Mentorship has been specially designed to help people like you, to access free advice from some of the most recognised and influential experts in our industry on things like:

  • Career Advice
  • Personal Branding
  • Upskilling
  • Technical Topics

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The Orbition Group Community

Orbition is very fortunate to host an expert community, which is made up of data & analytics leaders from all over the world. Our community has been carefully built and assembled over a period of time, with value being at the centre of everything we do.

The Orbition Group Community was founded on the premise of ‘giving back’ to the global data analytics community with whom we serve talent solutions and much more!

Driven by Data: The Podcast

One of the most popular thought-leadership podcasts in the world (over 20k listeners in 100+ countries)

Driven by Data: The Events

A series of thought-leadership events that have been ongoing since 2018 across the UK.

Driven by Data, Magazine

Unleashing the Power of Data for the world’s Leading Data, Analytics & AI Executives via elite Editorial content

Reach out for more information today

Our next cohort will go live in June 2024

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