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Richard Susskind Discussion group George Martin Clare Wildfire Fraser King Jamie Monck-Mason Mark Gittins Nabil Abou-Rahme

The business value of asset information

From theory to reality...

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This event overview focuses on the key messages from the event and a snippet of what the guest speakers had to say on the topic of extracting value from information. For more please visit: www.mottm.ac/MMDataScience

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Richard Shennan Digital Business
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On Tuesday 3 October we welcomed 80 leaders from across a wide range of industries to discuss the hot issues around data - security and resilience - and how to extract real commercial value from it through the application of data science.

The session was primed with speeches on:


George Martin, Gartner VP & Team Manager, Enterprise IT Leaders: “It is only now that organisations realise the potential value they have in their information assets.” George shared the frameworks that enable organisations to monetise this value. To read more please click here or watch the video.

Clare Wildfire, Mott MacDonald Global Practice Leader, Cities: “Some people think that the data and digital capabilities enable faster decision making, but what it actually does is enable better decision making.” Clare provides an insight into enhancing outcomes through digital. Click here for more or watch the video.

Fraser King, Vodafone Head of Mobile Identity and Location Insight: “There is a lot of work required to prepare yourself to be GDPR compliant, having to spend a lot of time and money to make sure you have the right people giving you the right advice.” To learn more on unlocking business value with data, click here or watch the video.


Nabil Abou-Rahme, Mott MacDonald Global Practice Leader, Data Science: “Clearly when data is collected there is the transaction of value given, how is that recognised? Such vulnerabilities impede our progress towards this utopian goal, where abundance, opportunity and perfect information exists and such vulnerabilities therefore call for a more radical solutions.” To hear more about data science click here or watch the video.

Jamie Monck-Mason, Willis Towers Watson Executive Director: “We must not lose sight of the fact that we’re not only concerned with cyber security, cyber crime and cyber terrorism but also, we must think about the less or more prosaic issues of operations failure and human error.” For more information about the emerging trends within cyber risk, regulations and insurance, click here or watch the video.

Mark Gittins, QinetiQ Director of Business Development Cyber, Information and Training: “Understanding your risk posture, what doors you’ve left open, what enterprise you’ve got to protect and how you operate that is really important.” Mark explores the stages of preparedness to make the digital world safer, click here or watch the video.

The future of the professions

Richard Susskind, Keynote speaker “We should open our minds up to possibility of entirely new ways of finding solutions to problems to which historically professionals were the only answer.” For over 30 years, Richard has been examining the way which the IT and the Internet are changing the work of professional services. To learn more about Richard’s work, please visit: http://www.susskind.com

Graphic scribe

Giuseppe Boscherini, Graphic scribe Giuseppe specialises in aiding clients’ understanding, broadening their vision and assisting their decision making through the use of hand drawn diagrams, vignette and concepts. To see Giuseppe’s artist impressions of the key messages presented please watch the video.
For more information please visit: https://boscherini.com

A group discussion and problem solving session took place whereby guests were given a scenario to overcome through the consideration of the main themes of the event. Please click here to see their responses.

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