Data: If it’s a critical corporate asset, why do we treat it so poorly?

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Event Date

Thursday, 27th August 2020

Event Time

16:00 - 17:00 (BST) & 11:00 - 12:00 (EST)

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Andi Karaboutis

Group Chief Information & Digital Officer, National Grid
CIO WaterCooler Consultants Speaker Andi Karaboutis

Many organizations are in a similar ‘data’ boat – there are a lot of leaks that need to be fixed. Data is a critical corporate asset that we’ve tended to treat as an omniscient entity, capable of sorting itself out. In actuality, we need to define our data problems and create a solution(s) before we start to encounter damaging security, financial, and operational risks, and the possibility of disruption. It’s imperative that we evaluate what these risks are costing us across the enterprise and all stakeholders, and proactively treat data as a key corporate asset.


Christine Ashton

CIO WaterCooler Consultants Speaker Christine Ashton

Christine regularly advises executives on the technical, business strategy and deployment aspects of transformational change. She was recently a delivery partner for a global separation programme, which successfully delivered an’ intelligent enterprise’ transformation leveraging S/4 HANA and Model company accelerators. She is an experienced CIDO with a considerable amount of International and large-scale blue-chip experience in oil and gas; energy and utilities; transport; Information services, global chemicals; logistics; retail; telecom and customer service industries.

Christine is an Independent Non-Executive (INED) director with the UK’s Payments Operator, Pay.UK and BACS, she chairs the industry’s New Payments Architecture Committee. She has previously held INED roles with H.M Home Office and advisory roles with leading technology companies and start-up techs.

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