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The UK’s top 50 data leaders and influencers

Following a rigorous selection process, Information Age reveals the top 50 people and organisations at the forefront of data innovation in the UK

The prestigious Data 50 list was whittled down from more than 200 nominations and shines a light on those transforming organisations, enhancing decision-making and driving business value through the use of data, as well as managing its proliferating growth.

The explosion of data – and what can be done with it – has been the most transformational trend to emerge from the digital age. It is also the area where the most groundbreaking technology has been developed.

The pace of innovation in this industry has been rapid, with new ways of generating insight from data springing up regularly. Big data is projected to grow to a £50.1 billion market this year, according to Wikkbon.

Organisations have responded by creating roles like the chief data officer, chief analytics officer or chief data scientist to identify how such opportunities can be applied to relevant business scenarios, and to oversee the processes, tools and governance around them.

Those filling these roles, as well as traditional IT leaders like CIOs and others involved in the deployment of big data technologies, have shown just how impactful they can be in improving services, driving efficiencies and cost savings, and trailblazing new opportunities for growth.

And while it’s easy to dwell on the ‘sexier’ examples of big data, other cutting-edge technologies have enabled unprecedented ways to build infrastructure that can house and scale its growth – and protecting sensitive information from ever-expanding cyber threats is also a critical consideration.

All functions involved in driving data innovation in the UK were considered for a Data 50 accolade, whether it be the vendors creating the technology, the end-users deploying it, or the consultants and integrators helping them do it.

All of the following Data 50 winners will be presented with their trophies and celebrated by hundreds of the industry’s top players at The Data 50 Awards on 25 February 2016 at the Grand Connaught Rooms, London.

The evening ceremony will also reveal the winners of ten special ‘Best in Class’ categories. The Data 50 list below shows which category each winner will compete it.

The winners of these categories will be decided by a panel of judges, each a prominent data leader in their own right.

Information on how to book a place at The Data 50 Awards and be amongst the UK’s most influential data leaders can be found on the website.

Coverage from: Information Age

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