Richard Tate, EVP Data at DAZN Group & Chapter Lead at Women in Data®
The importance of being an ally
A 40 minute panel discussion, followed by Q&A
What is allyship and why get involved?
Richard Tate, Women in Data’s chapter lead for Allyship will discuss the significance of being an ally, its many benefits and how best to encompass and encourage it when building data capability.
He will be joined by inspirational leaders from across industry to discuss the roles they play in the development of female talent – whether that be throughout their own careers, in their organisations or more widely. Richard will share what the panel has learnt, immediate actions to take away and reinforce that it is never too late to become an ally.
Richard hails from Yorkshire originally, and began his career working as a journalist for BBC Radio York, before moving to work for the BBC and then Sky in London. Returning to the BBC, he was tasked with building the Crimewatch website, and it was curiosity over how many people were interacting with it that launched his career in data. Over the last 20 years Richard’s work has included mobile and web analytics at Three UK, global digital and marketing analytics at Telefonica Digital and hardware and software data analytics at Tesco. Originally joining EE, Richard developed a broad data organisation spanning analytics, engineering, decisioning and data science across all BT’s Consumer’s brands before joining the world of sports streaming at global platform DAZN.
Rob Barbour is the Group Data and Insights Director for Travis Perkins Plc; the UK’s largest distributor of building materials to the building, construction and home improvement markets. Rob graduated in Computer Science, and went on to study an MSc in Computational Methods and Imaging in Medicine at the University of Manchester, focussing on software development, biophysics and medical imaging techniques.
He joined Travis Perkins Plc from Accenture where he developed his fast-moving, data-focused career over 14 years. He had pivotal roles in large scale, global transformation projects across the UK, Europe, Asia and Africa spanning a wide range of sectors, including government, comms, high tech and banking. He is a BCS Fellow who is passionate about using data for good in our industry, promoting collaboration and innovation through diversity, and he strives to empower colleagues in his team and across the TP Group with Data Literacy/skills enabling them to embrace digital transformation. A big believer in continual skills development, to this day he sets himself annual learning targets from leadership development right down to analytics/data science programming.
Travis Perkins Plc has a clear strategic focus to treat data as an asset, becoming an insight driven business, empowered with the right skills and underpinned by trustworthy data.
Paul is an experienced senior data leader with nearly 20 years experience in data roles. He has a strong track record of successful data transformation programmes, leading both organisational & people capability programmes as well as technical transformation programmes in order to help organisations fully leverage their data for commercial and customer value.
Paul started as an analyst, working in risk, pricing and customer analytical teams, working up to lead large analytical teams. He has thrived in putting people development at the centre of his transformation programmes, in particular focusing on leadership development and supporting talented people to leverage their own potential to meet their career aspirations.
Whilst at NatWest he led the development and launch of NatWest Data Academy, an industry first capability that changed how continuous learning of technical and non-technical skills, across the organisation, could contribute to a data first culture.
Paul’s current role at Hastings sees him leading an exciting, cloud first data transformation programme, rapidly modernising the data capability at Hastings and building a strong foundation of people capabilities to ensure the organisation becomes an industry leader in its use of data and analytics. A year in to that work, the technical landscape is already completely transformed, with users already delivering benefits from that investment to drive exciting new use cases, with the pace of change challenging typical industry best practice.