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Align with Corporate Objectives; Embed Business-Wide Data Culture; Advance AI & Machine Learning

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As the role of the Chief Data Officer (CDO) and Chief Analytics Officer (CAO) becomes an understood requirement for organisations all over Europe, those that are ahead in their ability to treat data as an asset have gained competitive advantage. Leaps in the Internet of Things, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, as well as analytics creates vast opportunities to build business value through improving defensive and offensive data and analytics strategies.

Chief Data & Analytics Officers (CDAO), Europe 2019 brings together over 30 expert speakers and 100 data and analytics leaders to focus on strategies for overcoming the core emerging data & analytics challenges of: 

  1. Embedding data as an asset within the organisation, empowering teams and embedding a business-wide data culture
  2. Aligning governance and analytics projects with corporate objectives to obtain measurable ROI
  3. Efficiently scaling pilot projects across the organisation, breaking down silos and keeping control of resources
  4. Exploring the growing important of data governance in an era of data of increasing data proliferation
  5. Practical case studies: AI, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing and Robotic Process Automation


30+ Thought Leaders

100+ Data, Analytics and Insight Decision Makers

12 Hours of Networking

What makes CDAO Europe different?

Main Conference Topics:

  • Gain practical insights from data experts from numerous industries and hear how they are beginning to maximise their organisational data, covering data management, governance, data quality, data analytics,   data visualisation and new technologies.
  • Understand data governance innovations: improving data quality, master data management and protection / privacy.
  • How to maximise the potential of advanced data analytics: improve client services & gain in-depth customer insights.


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  • The CDAO conference is packed with people who know what they're talking about. Companions of fate, role models, and lots of insights. I'd love to come back.

    Senior Manager, Deutsche Telekom

  • Very inspiring and energizing experience as senior data and analytics leaders across industries have gathered to share best practices, common challenges and to look together at the future of one of the most exciting business domain today: Data and Analytics.

    Head of Business Intelligence, FMO Bank

  • It was an event focused on added value insights for those who have leadership responsibilities in Data & Analytics. The participants were engaged and willing to share experiences and best practices. In short, a great use of people's time. Thank you for organizing it

    Data Analytics Manager, Opel / Vauxhall

  • The opportunity to meet like minded data-people was fantastic. Sharing some of my experiences, and getting an understanding of what other data professionals are doing was very valuable. Great learning and sharing opportunity!

    VP Data Science, Klarna

  • It was a fantastic opportunity to connect with, and learn from, strategic data leaders across a diverse range of industries. Attendees were really forthcoming with their experiences, both positive and negative, and give practical advice and real life examples of how they've progressed in their analytics journey.

    Head of Business Analytics, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

  • CDAO Europe is an excellent platform to connect, learn and align on practical and strategical directions companies and experts in Data and Analytics are following, learning and adapting. The format, facilitated and chaired by top and experienced leaders in this domain, is quite interactive and enriching and brings relevant approaches to analytics and data needs for various industries.

    Director Enterprise Data Management, Philip Morris International

Previous attendees include:

CDAO Europe Attendees


2019 Speakers


Menasheh Fogel

Global Head of Digital Analytics, Bayer


Joachim Weise

SVP Data Strategy & Analytics , DB Schenker


Erin McLaine

Director of Experimentation, Delivery Hero


Michelle Wong

Head of Marketing Analytics , Farfetch


Ahmed Youssef

Head of Data Science , Smava


Dat Tran

Head of Data Science , Idealo Internet


Nicholas Goubert

VP of Products , Native Instruments


Kshitij Kumar

VP Data Solutions, Zalando


Uwe Bombosch

Head of Big Data & Advanced Analytics , Vodafone Germany


Sebastian Mika

Head of Data Science , Comtravo


Hendrik Brackmann

Head of Data Science , Finiata


Vlad Kazantsev

Head of Data Science , Wooga


Dennis Kessler

Head of Data Governance , European Investment Bank


Guido Vetter

Head of Centre of Excellence for Advanced Analytics & Big Data, Daimler


Santiago Castro

Chief Data Officer , FBN Bank


Gael Decoudu

Director of Credit Decisioning, NewDay


Burce Gültekin

Head of Data & Analytics Hub , NN Group


Antje Bustamante

Head of Insights & Analytics , Scout24


Harvinder Atwal

Head of Data Strategy & Advanced Analytics , MoneySuperMarket.com


Marcus Bitterlich

Director Business Intelligence, Rohde & Schwarz


Paul Delgman

Chief Data Officer, Van Lanschot Kempen


Helen Blaikie

Former Director of Finance - Commercial Underwriting & Business Intelligence , HomeServe


Barak Chizi

Group Head of Data Analytics & AI , KBC Group


Adrian Pearce

Group Chief Data Officer , Credit Suisse


Camilla Björkqvist

Head of Data Transformation, ING


Eric Daly

Director for Enterprise Analytics & Data, Philip Morris International


Niel Bornman

Global Chief Technology Officer Data , WPP


Murat Atkurk

Innovation Director - Analytics & AI , GE Healthcare


Georges Theys

Global Head of Analytics, Ageas

Gabriela Filip

Gabriela Filip

Head of Data Management & Analytics, FMO Bank

Philipp Diesinger

Philipp Diesinger

Head of Global Data Science, Boehringer Ingelheim


Anwar Mirza

Global Head of Data Governance, TNT


Giancarlo Pellizzari

Head of Division, European Central Bank


Ricardo Rodrigues

Data Analytics Manager for Europe, South America & Asia, Opel Vauxhall


Guido Beier

Senior Manager Digital & Innovation, Deutsche Telekom


Dominik Kalisch

Chief Analytics Officer, Nord LB


Abid Samali

Independent Speaker, BNPP

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Report: The State of Data & Analytics in Europe


As part of our ongoing commitment to data and analytics professionals, we interviewed 130 data and analytics practitioners.

The following report is designed to give you an overview of the challenges, opportunities and technology requirements facing those responsible for accelerating innovation within their organization.

Key Findings:

  • 1/3 of respondents stated that analytics departments are involved in strategic business decisions
  • Over half of respondents are investing more than £2 Million in Predictive analytics and AI/Machine Learning
  • & more...
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Why invest your time?


Inspiring ideas

Our interactive and intimate format allows you to exchange innovations and knowledge in a non-competitive and collaborative environment.

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Unique format

Establish new connections with 200 + CDOs, CAOs, insight and senior data executives, whilst building the foundations for lasting relationships

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Innovative tech

Hear from carefully-selected and highly-relevant solution providers with real case studies on how they've solved critical business challenges.

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