A presentation by ThoughtWorks and AutoTrader
The journey to becoming a data-centric business
10 February 2016
Turbo-charge your business through a data-powered strategy
Data. It's about insight and impact.
Can your company adapt to change quickly? Now’s the time to plan for whatever comes your way – good or bad.
“Big data,” “data lakes,” “data science,” all the latest business buzzwords. What really matters is the ability to put data at the centre. Today many companies are trying to modernise their data platform and enable their employees to monetise their valuable data, but most businesses are not seeing the benefits. Advanced data science may be driving some of the hottest startups, but most mature companies are struggling to get into gear.
Join AutoTrader Plc UK and ThoughtWorks to learn about their journey towards becoming a data-centric business.
Accelerate business insight
Improve speed of data access
Manufacture processes that enable timely access to data
Use data to drive business decisions
Develop better products, faster
Get to market faster and improve your competitive advantage
AutoTrader Plc UK and ThoughtWorks are currently undergoing a journey to create a truly data-driven, cutting-edge digital business. This presentation will give you a glimpse into this journey and an opportunity to discuss the challenges faced, technologies adopted and lessons learned so far.
|MANCHESTER3 Feb 2016AutoTrader Plc UK Manchester,1 Tony Wilson Place,1st Street, M15 4FN||LONDON 10 Feb 2016ThoughtWorks London,76 Wardour Street,1st Floor, W1F 0UR|
Audience to include, but not limited to:CIO, CTO, Chief Digital Officer, Chief Data Officer, CMO, CEO Director / Head of Data, Director / Head of Analytics, Director / Head of Portfolio, Director / Head of Insights Product Owners, Commercial Director, Product Director, Analysts, Product Manager, Data Managers, Data Scientists, Commercial Director
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Registration, Drinks and Networking
Presentation 1: Data-centric business: step-changing performance
- Mark Brand, Retail Analytics Director at ThoughtWorks
Presentation 2: Enabling data-guided decision making through data science
- Richard Walker, Data & Insight Director at AutoTrader Plc UK
Presentation 3: Continuous data-guided product development
- Chris Kelly, Technology Director at AutoTrader Plc UK
Networking and Leaving Drinks
Retail Analytics Director at ThoughtWorks
As Retail Analytics Director at ThoughtWorks, Mark focuses on data strategy, monetization and improved analytics practices, and customer journey improvement and innovation. Aiming to help owners, boards and general partners start effective whole-enterprise digital transformation, realising early value. Through the application of commercial strategy and continuous improvement in execution delivering customer acquisition, retention and frequency, with clear Operating Profit and Enterprise Value improvement.
Technology Director at AutoTrader Plc UK
Chris is responsible for technology at Auto Trader Plc UK and has worked for the Company for the past 17 years. A software professional, Chris joined Auto Trader in 1998 as a developer in the small team working on the first Auto Trader website. Chris has since been an integral part of the product and technology division throughout the successful transition from print to a fully digital business. He remains passionate about software, and leads a team of architects as well as product development and operational teams. Chris holds a degree in Genetics from Leeds University.
Data & Insight Director at AutoTrader Plc UK
Richard looks after Data and Insight at Auto Trader Plc UK, overseeing the Company’s Enterprise Data Warehouse and Real Time Data Capability, both of which are used to present performance data to customers through Auto Trader’s Dealer Portal. He is also responsible for the analytics function that analyses data in order to share insights and recommendations that lead to improvements and opportunities for product and sales teams as well as customers. Having been with the business for 20 years Richard has a range of experience, which includes roles in the UK overseeing the organisation’s research activity and heading up the Market Intelligence function. Richard holds a BA (Hons) in Business Information Management from Leeds and an MBA from Manchester Business School.