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Join us for Building a Value-driven Data Strategy with Thoughtworks @ The Catalyst

November 24, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Data plays a key role to fuel businesses that are going through a digital transformation. Many organisations will mention they want to become data-driven, improve their data literacy, and make data self-service. But what does that really imply? While these characteristics are important and desirable, they are mainly focused on improving internal data and analytics capabilities. The real benefit comes when data delivers real value to the business by improving decisions or driving autonomous actions directly.

Join us for this free in-person event at The Catalyst on Wednesday 24th November from 3pm as we explore the importance of building a value-driven Data Strategy with our partners Thoughtworks, who have recently announced the opening of a brand-new site in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Hear from Thoughtworks’ Head of Data & AI UK, Danilo Sato as he explores this approach and join us in a hands-on workshop exploring ‘Lean Data Discovery’. After the talks and workshop session, we will hold a drinks reception to welcome Thoughtworks to the region. Don’t miss out!

To find out more and register click here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/data-insights-building-a-value-driven-data-strategy-with-thoughtworks-registration-166941752275

Some extra details:


2.30pm | Doors open & refreshments

3.00pm | Welcome & Intro | Steve Caughey, Director of the National Innovation Centre for Data

3.25pm | Keynote: Building a Value-driven Data Strategy | Danilo Sato, Head of Data & AI at Thoughtworks

In this talk Danilo will discuss how Thoughtworks helps clients create their data strategy with a focus on value, and how that guides our approach to building an implementation roadmap to bring the data strategy to life.

3.55pm | Q&A Panel

4.15pm | Interactive Hands-on Workshop: Lean Data Discovery | Danilo Sato, Head of Data & AI at Thoughtworks

In the second half Danilo will facilitate an interactive session, where participants will work in groups to identify data value cases using a short version of Thoughtworks’ Lean Data Discovery methodology.

4.45pm | Wrap Up | Steve Caughey, Director of the National Innovation Centre for Data

4.50pm | Networking + Drinks Reception

6.30pm | Close

 Register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/data-insights-building-a-value-driven-data-strategy-with-thoughtworks-registration-166941752275

Who are Thoughtworks?

Thoughtworks is a global technology consultancy that integrates strategy, design and engineering to drive digital innovation. They are 10,000+ people strong across 48 offices in 17 countries. Over the last 25+ years, they’ve delivered extraordinary impact together with their clients by helping them solve complex business problems with technology as the differentiator.

They have unmatched expertise in digital strategy and operations; data strategy, engineering and analytics; enterprise modernization, platforms and cloud; and customer experience, product and design.

With these they can help you place data at the heart of your competitive differentiation. For now, and for the future.

Keynote & Workshop Speaker

Danilo Sato, Head of Data & AI UK

Danilo is the Head of Data for Thoughtworks UK. As a principal consultant at Thoughtworks with over 20 years of experience, he brings technical background in many areas of architecture and engineering: software, data, infrastructure, and machine learning. Balancing strategy with execution, Danilo helps clients refine their technology strategy while adopting practices to reduce the time between having an idea, implementing it, and running it in production. He brings experience across all major cloud providers and is the author of “DevOps in Practice: Reliable and Automated Software Delivery”, is a member of Thoughtworks’ Technology Advisory Board and Office of the CTO and is an experienced international conference speaker on topics around Data Mesh, CD4ML, data architecture and data strategy.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/data-insights-building-a-value-driven-data-strategy-with-thoughtworks-registration-166941752275


November 24, 2021
3:00 pm - 6:30 pm