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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 200+ 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

Stu Bevis

Head of Data Culture & Insights, Zurich Insurance

Tom Spencer

Director of Customer Data Science, Aviva

Rui Machado

VP of Data Engineering and Architecture, H&M Group

Andy Moore

Chief Data Officer, Bentley Motors

Kripakarprasad Krishnamurthy

Director - Enterprise Information Management and Data Intelligence, Dominos Pizza

Dee Samra

Global Director of Data & AI Governance,

Evie Dineva

Head of Data Engineering & Data Science, Gymshark

Atul Sehgal

Director of Data Science, Swire Coca-Cola

John Thompson

Global Head, Artificial Intelligence, EY

McKinley Hyden

Director of Data Value & Strategy, The Financial Times

Rachel Purchase

Director of Data & Analytics, Admiral Group

Pankaj Arora

Group Director of Analytics and Decision Science, Saga

Denholm Hesse

Chief Data Officer, BDO UK LLP

Graeme McDermott

Chief Data Officer, Tempcover

Andy Mcmahon

Director - Principal Engineer, Barclays

Tia Cheang

Director of IT Data and Information Services, Gallagher

Atul Agarwal

Director of Data & Personalisation, John Lewis Financial Services

Gokhan Ciflikli

Director of Data & AI, Superside

Andrew Sharp

Principal Consultant, The Oakland Group

Rachel Pillsbury

Director of Data & Analytics, Caledonia Private Capital

Will Lowe

Chief Data & Analytics Officer, Transform

Paul French

Director of Data and Analytics, First Central

Pete Williams

Director of Data, Penguin Random House UK

Dizem Ozalp Sari

Head of Data Services Domain, BNP Paribas

Dave Holland

Director of Data Strategy, SMBC Group EMEA

Liz Henderson

Executive Advisor, Capgemini

Vlad Jiman

Director of Data, N Brown Group

Martin Miller

Chief Technology Officer, M-Vision

“I have always found mentoring beneficial, particularly across industries. I always learn something and feel rewarded by coaching others & watching people take pride in their career. I was really impressed with the mentee I was paired with. We’ve had a brilliant dynamic and I look forward to our monthly hour long sessions. We both appreciate structure and so have followed a career development framework to guide our conversations and address her challenges & opportunities.” McKinley Muir Hyden, Director of Data Value & Strategy at Financial Times

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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

Aubrey HB

Chief Analytics & Automation Officer, 888holdings

Kudzayi Chakahwata

Global Data, Audiences & Technology Solutions Director, Publicis Groupe

Giuliano Ghisi

Transformation Program Director, Ghisi - Independent consultant

Giuseppe Boccuzzi

Head of Enterprise Data & Analytics, Fitch Group

Hanan Belarbi

Global Head of Data and Tech, UM - IPG

Henry Brown

Chief Data Officer, Ascent

James Makepeace

Global Head of Data & Analytics, CEF

James Miller

Director - Global Data & Product, Pragma + Benoy

Atif Ishaq

Head of Data - R&D and GenAI, Haleon

Andy Sutton

GM Advanced Analytics (CDAO), Endeavour Group Limited

Andrew Burns

Global Head of Data Strategy, Innovation and Talent, National Grid

Anni Toner

CEO, Data Shack Limited

Arpine Aghjoyan

Data and Insights Director, AxelMondrian & Partners

Kreena Patel

Global Director Perfect Store and Category Analytics, Mars

Angelique Augereau

Independent Non Executive Director, Pets at Home

Ben Day

AVP Data & Insights (International), Travelers Europe

Shaun Adams

Founder, Principal Consultant, Acta Data Ltd

Emma Dickinson

Head of Data & Insight, Education & Training Foundation

James Blagg

Interim Head of Data Platform, St. James’s Place

Richard Cook

Head of Data Insights & Analytics, The Access Group

Anthony Spence

Head of MI Centre of Excellence, Boots

Ricky Dhaliwal

Head of Retention & Data, Entrepreneurs Circle

Praveen Tomar

Head of Process Digitisation, Ofgem, UK

Matthew Brown

Head of Data Science and Analytics, Atlanta Group

Hemant Patel

CEO, Anumana

Ankur Jain

VP Data, Analytics & Science, Whole Foods (Amazon)

“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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Sarosh Azhar

Quality Assurance and Enhancement Manager, University of South Wales

Ryan Jamieson

Chief Technology Officer, Calybre Group Limited

Prachi Priya

Data & AI Strategic Advisor, Stealth Startup

Robin Patra

Head Innovation - Director Data & Analytics, ARCO Construction

Rob Waterhouse

Senior Principal Consultant - Data and Technology, Slalom

Mo Villagran

Associate Director of Insights, Analytics & Data, Cambrex

Agustina Hernandez

Director of Data, CDO, Anheuser-Busch InBev

Andy Isaacs

Director of Data & Analytics, UKTV Media Ltd

Nick Creagh

Chief Data & Analytics Officer, University of East London

Krzysztof Krasnodebski

Analytics Director, Delivery Hero

Veronica Comper

Engineering Delivery Lead Analytics, MediaMarktSaturn

Tim Armstrong

Director of Digital Capability & Data, Nova Entertainment

Matteo Vasirani

Director, Data Science and Engineering, GitHub

Mark Beckwith

Director of Data Governance and Architecture, Financial Time

Kyle Fox

AVP, Analytics and Sales Enablement, Chubb

Gareth Powell

Group Data Officer & Partner, Irwin Mitchell

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Michael Green

Head of Data & Analytics, JD Sports Fashion plc

Robert Whetsel

Associate Director for Data Architecture, FDA

Simon Hayter

Partner & Chief Digital Officer, Knight Frank

Amritpal Singh Assi

Senior Director, Head of Data Analytics & Product, Haleon

Jesse Finch Gnehm

VP, Data MeisterLabs GmbH

John Fiore

Senior Manager, Data Culture - Data Literacy, Lloyds Banking Group

Jon Clay

Data Director, Solera

Jordan-Lee Reddington

Data Product Director, Havas Media Company

Kathleen Bayles

Senior Director, Business Intelligence & Data Analytics, Happy Money

Kirendip Chheena

Director of Business Analytics, Unilode

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

Data & AI, Endava

Yucel Yuksel

Data and Analytics Product Owner, DEHN digital solutions GmbH

Solomon Kahn

Founder & CEO, Delivery Layer

James Scott

CDO, Coterie Holdings UK Ltd

Dan Power

Vice President, Data Governance, Raymond James

Sally Bashuan

Executive Director - Head of Data Governance, Federated Hermes

Sami Rahman

Director of Data, HypeBeast

Bill Schmarzo

Customer Advocate, Data Management Incubation, Dell Technologies

Kulani Likotsi

VP: Technology Lead and Enterprise Data Management, Absa Group

Sheetal Dash

Vice President, J.P.Morgan Chase & Co.

Nic Granger

Director of Corporate, North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA)

Marion Shaw

Head of Data & Analytics, Chaucer Group

Madhumita Mund Rao

Founder & CEO, PlanetOr Limited

Amit Shivpuja

Director of Data Governance and Strategy, Walmart

Alejandro Martinez

CEO, Propelling Tech

Alina Mihaila

Global Head of IT & Data & Analytics, Danone

Martin Stanley

Director of Insight & Analytics, MST Insight Ltd

Lindsay Pellow

Data & Analytics Director, Network Digital Marketing

Robert Kent

Founder, AI Advisory Group

Zohar Liran

Head of Data Intelligence, Autodesk Construction Cloud

Robert Barbour

Group Data and Insights Director, Travis Perkins Plc

Chukwuebuka Akwiwu-Uzoma

Senior Data Engineer, Arm Limited

Dan Senter

Director Enterprise Data, Serco

Debadyuti Roy Chowdhury

VP Product, InfinyOn

Dylan Anderson

Lead Data Strategy Consultant, Redkite by Accenture

Emma Corbett

Founder & Strategy Consultant, E Corbett Consulting Ltd

Gareth Smart

Global Director Data and Analytics, Berry Global

Lynne Bailey

Lead Data Strategist, Databricks

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

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Hannah Davies

Head of Data Culture & Excellence

Nirali Patel

Group VP Data & AI 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

Energy Management Data Officer, Schneider Electric

Maksat Amangeldiyev

Director of Fintech Analytics

Emma Wicks

Head of Data Science & Audience Behaviour Analytics, The Telegraph

Richard Dundas

Lead Researcher, Beazley

Lisa Allen

Director of Data, Pensions Regulator

Jordan Morrow

Senior VP of Data & AI Transformation, AgileOne

Jasmina Lazic

Head of R&D, Bigtincan

James Morgan

CDO, Crown Estate

Sarah Tolfrey

Head of Data Operations, Jaja Finance

Nino Letteriello

Partner, FIT Academy

Phil Thirlwell

Director of Analytics & Data Strategy, FIS

Robert Ogilvie

Head of Data, Aviva

Vijay Rajandram

CDO, Northern Trust Asset Mangement

Brett Markell

Head of Data & Insights, Tes

Rachael Bland

Director of Data & Insights, Arqiva

Edosa Odaro

AI & Data Author & Investor & Advisor, VDS Global

Asheeka Hyde

Director of D&A, SSP Group

David Thomas

Chief Data Officer, LSEG

Daniel Piatkowski

Director of Data Product & Delivery, Singtel

Ed Child

Global Head Consumer Data & Digital Analytics, Costa Coffee

Jessica Simons-Boswell

Head of Data, e.surv Chartered Surveyors

Eddie Short

Founding Partner, Intelligent Enterprise Partners 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

Elise Walker

Data Platform Director, International Data Office, Walgreens Boots Alliance

Oliver Crowley

Head of Data and Analytics, Ecrebo Ltd

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Adonis Themistokleous

Head of Data Analytics and Strategy, VML

Alex McGhee

Head of Business Intelligence, Mars

Alexander Angelov

Senior Director, Data & Analytics, CluePoints

Andrew Rawlinson

CDO, Cedar Rows

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 of Strategic Alliances, ACTINAN

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

CDAO, M&C Saatchi Performance

Dr. Nadia Morozova

Chief Analytics & Insights Officer, Enriched Insights

Marco Lukec

Director, Business Intelligence, HARIBO

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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Shaohong Bai

Director of Data Science & Analytics, Adthena

Philip Liu

Director of Data, Atlanta Group

Paul Butler

Chief Technology Officer, Hiscox

Peter Laflin

Director of Data & Analytics, 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

Director of Analytics, GroupM

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 Data Analytics Consulting, Zellis

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

New Process

We’re switching things up for 2024, watch the video now to see how!

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 50k listeners in 157 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 November 2024

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