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21st March – Lloyds Banking Group

21st March – Lloyds Banking Group
Join Women in Data UK and Lloyds Banking Group for an evening of insightful talks, networking and an interactive workshop at their offices in London.

Speakers and Topics
Philippa Milner-Jones ‘Journey at LBG so far’
Jemma Waters ‘Using Data for Good
David Storey ‘4th Industrial Revolution, Technology, and the Workforce of the Future’
Barry Panayi ‘Diversity in Data & how Data Science is used within teams’
Vikram Jain ‘Agile – a practical experience with JCURV’

Location and times
Lloyds Banking Group, 18th floor, 125 London Wall, London. EC2Y 5AS

18.00 – 20.30 on Thursday, 21 March 2019


Name: Philippa Milner-Jones, Head of Customer Modelling – Retail Credit Risk

Title:  Journey at LBG so far

Since joining LBG in 2010, I have held a number of leadership roles in Retail Risk modelling, focussed on generating competitive advantage through the use of advanced analytics and making the best lending and fraud decisions for our customers. I have also been responsible for leading the development of models to ensure we hold adequate and compliant capital and impairment provisions.

With a degree in Mathematics and having trained as an Actuary, I now have 20 years’ experience in Financial Services, including the Life and Pensions sector and Retail Risk. I built, established and ran the Barclays Retail Decision Science team before joining LBG.

I have always understood the power of data and how important data integrity, timeliness and limitations are to any analysis you may be undertaking. Even with the best tools and models in the industry, low quality data can lead to meaningless insights and poor outcomes. 

I’m hugely passionate about people, their development and their career aspirations. I firmly believe that cultivating and nurturing a diverse team is hugely important, whether that be ensuring gender parity or simply diversity of thought. I’ve been heavily involved in LBG’s Inclusion and Diversity programme since joining the bank and am convinced that attracting a diverse workforce starts by acknowledging the influences we had from a very early age, then making decisions to counteract any negative impact of them. 

For example, Code Club was an initiative set up in my team which provides coding experience to primary school children and promotes the idea that maths and coding can be a path for everyone and anyone.  As a mum of two, I have seen first-hand how easy it for children to develop fixed mind-sets (particularly when it comes to maths) and if we don’t tackle this early on, we’ll always be fighting for gender parity in the board room.

Philippa will share an overview of her career at LBG, covering how her role has changed, the direction LBG is taking, and what she is looking forward to and excited about in the future. She will outline how she has generated competitive advantage in her roles by using advanced analytics to ensure LBG make the best decisions for customers.

Name: Jemma Waters, Senior Manager, Insight, Policy and External Relations & Government partner

Title: Using Data for Good

Jemma leads the Insight, Policy and External Relations team within Lloyds Banking Groups’ Responsible Transformation function. Using data analysis and mixed research methods she drives data-led strategies for responsible business and produces actionable insights for partners across the UK including charities, industry and government. Jemma also leads external engagement for Group Transformation division, telling the story of Digital Inclusion, Responsible Transformation, and Diversity externally; all with the aim of Helping Britain Prosper.

Prior to Lloyds Banking Group, Jemma worked at Accenture Interactive and dunnhumby, using data with human-centred design thinking to develop and deliver customer propositions and insights for a range of clients including Sky, Tesco, Channel 4 and leading FMCGs. She also holds a Business MA from Oxford Brookes and a Data Analytics qualification from General Assembly.

The Lloyds Bank Digital Index is the largest measure of financial and digital capability for people, SMEs and charities in the UK. Jemma and her Government partner will go through how the Index has been influenced by the work with Group Analytics, and for the first time this year the report brings a 5 year view of UK data with a spotlight on sole traders and future tech adoption. Its Consumer counterpart outlines new details on Basic Digital Skills, digital skills in the workplace, new demographic data, money management attitudes and research on 11-18 year olds.

Name: David Storey, Partner at EY People Advisory Services

Title: 4th Industrial Revolution, Technology, and the Workforce of the Future

David is a Partner in EY People Advisory Services. He is London based and splits his time between consulting on workforce issues within the Financial Services sector, and being the EMEIA leader for Talent Consulting. He is frequently asked to talk on the Future of Work.

David joined EY 6 years ago as part of EY’s acquisition of Resolve, a group of strategic human resources companies that he co-founded and led for 14 years in South Africa. At that time he also co-founded and launched SnappCab, an App based taxi aggregator that aimed to be the ‘Uber of Africa’, until (sadly) Uber decided to be the Uber of Africa!

Prior to starting Resolve he consulted independently. Before that he held a number of public sector NGO roles during the South African transition to democracy focusing on political violence mediation, electoral administration and policing reform. Student and community based anti-Apartheid activism capped off a generally successful quest to never actually use his legal education.

David has a BComm LLB from the University of the Witwatersrand, and a LLM from Harvard Law School where he was a Fulbright Scholar.

David will deconstruct the 4th Industrial Revolution using prospective hindsight of history. He will outline what it means for today’s workforce and show how the future is becoming the past, what drives the evolution of the world of work, and show how shifting demographics and skills dynamics will affect the workforce of the future.

Name: Barry Panayi, Chief Data Officer

Title: Diversity in Data & how Data Science is used within teams

Barry is currently Chief Data Officer at Lloyds Banking Group and joined the bank in January 2018. Barry has always worked in data, with a large portion of his career spent at EY where he helped establish the first dedicated Data and Analytics practice. Since EY, Barry has been Head of Data and Analytics at Virgin and Head of Data Science at Bupa before taking his first CDO role at MS Amlin, a Lloyd’s of London insurer. Data is a key enabler for Lloyds Banking Group’s strategy with the CDO office at the heart of this transformation. The chance to be part of the journey was impossible to turn down!

Data is a key enabler for Lloyds Banking Group’s strategy with the CDO office at the heart of this transformation. Barry will go through how Data Science is used in LBG and what they are trying to achieve as a business in relation to it. He will also cover his career at LBG and the importance of diversity within the data teams he has managed.

Name: Vikram Jain, JCURV

Title: Agile – a practical experience with JCURV

Vikram is the Managing Director of JCURV, a consultancy with the sole focus of increasing the agility of the UK. Vikram and the JCURV team work with the FTSE 100 organisations, public bodies and charities, from the Board to frontline teams, to help them respond faster and more efficiently to the market. Previously, Vikram worked at Oliver Wyman, Lloyds Banking Group and Gemini consulting.

If you’ve heard of ‘agile’ but not sure what it is or how it works, this session is a must. You will participate in a fun, interactive simulation which will leave you with a practical understanding of the process and ways of working that you can apply to deliver outcomes faster, more efficiently, more effectively whilst reducing risk.