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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 program 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 that would normally be out of reach.

Meet our Mentors

Harleen Thethy

VP, Digital Analytics & Marketing, Barclays

John Thompson

Global Head, Artificial Intelligence, EY

Evie Dineva

Head of Data Engineering & Data Science, Gymshark

James Scott

Managing Director, PROOF insight, C&C Group

Agustina Hernandez

Director of Data, CDO, Anheuser-Busch InBev

Andy Mcmahon

Head of MLOps, NatWest Group

Robert Whetsel

Associate Director for Data Architecture, FDA

Ben Steele

Head of Data & Analytics, BMS Group

Angelique Augereau

Chief Analytics Officer, Capital One

Tom Spencer

Director of Customer Data Science, Aviva

Gabriela Filip

Chief Data & Analytics officer, Knab Bank

Dave Holland

Director of Data Strategy, SMBC Group EMEA

Andy Isaacs

Director of Data & Analytics, UKTV Media Ltd

Graeme McDermott

Chief Data Officer, Tempcover

Gokhan Ciflikli

Director of Data & AI, Superside

Dizem Ozalp Sari

Head of Data Services Domain, BNP Paribas

Charles Evans

Head of Data for Capital Markets, Capco

Ben Day

Data & Analytics Director, Sage Group Ltd.

Dan Kellett

Chief Data Officer, Capital One

Philip Lui

Director of Data, Atlanta Group

Dee Samra

Director of Data Excellence, Liberty Global

Nick Creagh

Chief Data & Analytics Officer, University of East London

Pankaj Arora

Director of Analytics and Customer Insight, Tesco Bank

Aubrey HB

Former Director of Analytics, Nationwide

Denholm Hesse

Chief Data Officer, BDO UK LLP

Kat Holmes

Data Director, Siemens Energy

Shaun Adams

Founder, Principal Consultant, Acta Data Ltd

Ines Ashton

Director of Advanced Analytics, Mars

Maurice Roche

Director of Analytics, Zellis

Atul Sehgal

Director of Data Science, Swire Coca-Cola

Tia Cheang

Director of IT Data and Information Services, Gallagher

Krzysztof Krasnodebski

Analytics Director, Delivery Hero

Rachel Pillsbury

Chief Data Officer, LeftWise

Liz Henderson

Chief Data & Analytic Officer, Capgemini

Gavin Jackson

Head of Performance Analytics, Zepz

Emma Dickinson

Head of Data & Insight, Education & Training Foundation

Gareth Powell

Group Data Officer, Irwin Mitchell

Sameer Rahman

CEO and Founder, DataMonet

Michael Green

Head of Data & Analytics, JD Sports Fashion plc

Rachel Purchase

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

Veronica Comper

Head of Data & Analytics, Danone

Will Lowe

Chief Data Officer, Transform

Vlad Jiman

Director of Data, N Brown Group

Yucel Yuksel

Chief Data Officer, DEHN

James Blagg

Head of Data, Principality Building Society

Anthony Spence

Head of MI Centre of Excellence, Boots

Prachi Priya

Chief Data Officer, Team One

Pete Williams

Director of Data, Penguin Random House UK

McKinley Hyden

Director of Analytics Business Impact, The Financial Times

Tim Armstrong

Director of Digital Capability & Data, Nova Entertainment

Paul French

Director of Data and Analytics, First Central

Martin Miller

Chief Technology Officer, M-Vision

Solomon Kahn

Founder & CEO, Delivery Layer

Richard Cook

Head of Data & Analytics, Marsh Commercial

Atul Agarwal

Director of Data & Personalisation, John Lewis Financial Services

Alina Mihaila

Global Head of IT & Data & Analytics, Danone

Lynne Bailey

Chief Data Officer, KPMG

Hannah Davies

Head of Data Academy, Admiral Insurance

Roberto Maranca

Data Excellence VP, Schneider Electric

Jasmina Lazic

Head of R&D, Bigtincan

Vijay Rajandram

CDO, Northern Trust Asset Mangement

Daniel Piatkowski

Director Data & Analytics, Singtel

Frederique De Letter

Senior Director Business Insights & Analytics, Keller Williams Realty

Dan Power

Managing Director, Data Governance, Global Markets, State Street

Martin Stanley

Head of Data & AI Business Partnering, BT Group

Samir Sharma

Chief Executive Officer, Datazuum

Nirali Patel

Group VP Data Strategy, Liberty Global

Maksat Amangeldiyev

Director of Fintech Analytics

James Morgan

Senior Director, Asda

Brett Markell

Head of Strategic Insight, Farnell Global

Ed Child

Global Head Consumer Data & Digital Analytics, Costa Coffee

Lisel Engelbrecht

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

Sally Bashuan

Executive Director - Head of Data Governance, Federated Hermes

Lindsay Pellow

Data & Analytics Director, Network Digital Marketing

Nick Latocha

Global Lead Data & Analytics, Brambles

Rob Lancashire

Senior Consultant, The Oakland Group

Emma Wicks

Head of Editorial Data & Analytics, The Telegraph

Sarah Tolfey

Head of Data, Zilch

Rachael Bland

Director of Data & Insights, Arqiva

Jessica Simons-Boswell

Head of Data, e.surv Chartered Surveyors

Swapnil Wirmalwar

Head of Data & Analytics, Scottish Government

Sami Rahman

Head of Data Engineering & Data Platform, Penguin Random House

Robert Kent

Global Chief data Officer, Hays Recruitment

Meenal Lyer

VP of Data, Momentive.AI

Simon Spyer

CEO, Data Driven Marketing, Iris

Richard Dundas

Head of Analytics Development, Tokio Marine Kiln

Nino Letteriello

Partner, FIT Academy

Edosa Odaro

Chief Data & Analytics Officer, Tawuniya

Eddie Short

Managing Director, Chief Data and Digital Officer, MidEuropa LLP

Amritpal Singh Assi

Senior Director, Head of Data Innovation, Haleon

Bill Schmarzo

Customer Advocate, Data Management Incubation, Dell Technologies

Zohar Liran

Head of Data Intelligence, Autodesk Construction Cloud

Crystal Lee

VP, Data & Analytics, Wild Alaskan Company

Mike Holmes

Head of Data Science, Provenir

Lisa Allen

Director of Data & Services, Open Data Institute

Phil Thirlwell

Head of Analytics, FIS

Asheeka Hyde

Head of Trading Analytics, Dunelm

Brendon Moodley

Head of Data Engineering, Hastings Direct

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Kulani Likotsi

Head Data Management and Data Governance , Standard Bank

Robert Barbour

Group Data and Insights Director, Travis Perkins Plc

Daniel Hulme

Chief Executive Officer, Satalia

Calvin Ferns

Head of Data & Analytics, Rapha

Jordan Morrow

Vice President & Head of Data & Analytics, BrainStorm Inc

Robert Ogilvie

Head of Data, Aviva

David Thomas

Chief Data Officer, LSEG

Simon Hayter

Partner & Group Head of Data, Knight Frank

Become a Mentor

The Purpose:

We know we aren’t the only mentorship program 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? We provide a way for people to develop, upskill, and progress who are already in our market.

Most organizations 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 that are already working within the Data & Analytics industry, and who have the potential to be the future leaders, in every sense, of our community.

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

The Orbition Group Community

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

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

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.

Reach out for more information today

Our next cohort will go live in March 2024

Who is accessing the Mentorship program?