Competitiveness and Compliance: Is Your Data Strategy Enabling or Hindering Growth in 2018?


Where: St James’s Hotel & Club
When: 5th June 2018, 6:30pm – 9:30pm

About the Club

  • Topics are chosen based on the interests of our existing members, industry-wide disruptions and fascinating topics broached at prior events.
  • Attendance is strictly by invitation only, aimed toward senior leaders and other top-executives, including industry-wide thought leaders.
  • Our guests gain exclusive insights on trending business topics through networking and chaired roundtable dinner discussions with guests of similar seniority.

Why Attend?

  • Gain insights and ideas from thought leaders in your field
  • Benchmark your own plans within a collaborative and confidential environment
  • Network with this exclusive group of senior executives within the world’s most cutting-edge companies.

The Discussion

Data has provided some of the most incredible business revolutions in the past 10 years. We’ve moved from the advent of the discussion around Big Data to an era of exponential progress, where companies are now more capable than ever before to stand out from the crowd, to impressive and sometimes worrying effect. Regardless of the ethics behind harvesting data to create unique targeted campaigns for millions of people, the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica model is incredibly effective and demonstrates the power of efficient data usage.


However, the dawn of the data age brings pitfalls as well as opportunity. Businesses are facing ever greater pressure to balance regulatory and consumer pressures with emerging technologies to remain competitive. It’s all very well having the data, but it’s a blunt weapon if it’s not compliant or not supported by adequate tools to wield it.


At the top of the board’s agenda when it comes to future technology strategies are Artificial Intelligence, IoT and Machine Learning, all of which present enormous opportunity. But to efficiently maximise their capabilities, businesses must first change their approach to the bedrock of their potential: data management.



  • How is data being harnessed to make best use of emerging technologies?


  • What’s the best way of persuading the board to see data as their biggest asset?


  • How are leading CDO’s driving the necessary cultural shift to place data firmly at the centre of future strategy?

Current attendees:

  • Deputy CDO at Barclays
  • ex-CDO at Lloyd’s Bank
  • Head of External Relationships at Ministry of Justice
  • Head of Data Management and Analytics at Bupa Global
  • Director Data Science at Direct Line Group
  • Chief Commercial and Data Officer at Mumsnet
  • Head of Data Analytics at EDF Trading
  • Head of Data Governance (Interim) at RSA
  • Head of Data at AXA Insurance
  • VP Insight Pricing, CRM, Ex-Asda, Sainsbury, Tesco
  • Chief Data Scientist at Prime Minister’s Office and Cabinet Office
  • Chief Data Officer at Dentsu Aegis Network
  • Director, COO, Global Client Coverage (I&TS) at Royal Bank of Canada
  • Head of Data Science & Research at GLIA Ecosystems

Where and When?

6:30pm Networking Drinks

7:00pm Host Introduction

7:20pm Chaired Debate

8:00pm 3-Course Dinner

9:00pm Drinks and Networking

9:30pm Carriages

If you’re interested in hearing others’ experiences of the pitfalls, pressures and opportunities presented by giving back, we’d be delighted for you to join us. 

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A special thank you to our club’s founding partner, SAS, for their continued support of the Hidden Edge Club.

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