Now in its fourth consecutive year, the DataIQ 100 has been revealed once again to highlight the UK’s key industry leaders who drive business success from the intelligent use of data.
The new Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham (rated third in this year’s rankings), celebrated the success of the organisations which recognise the need to champion best practice in data-driven business in her speech at the launch of the 2017 power list on February 23rd.
“I think by demonstrating your trustworthiness to consumers and to the regulator, you then get to do innovative, imaginative, and cool things with people’s data to solve new problems or old ones.
“Since I arrived in the UK seven months ago, I have been astonished, amazed and so pleased to talk to scores of organisations who believe both in the need to derive value from personal data but also a need to deeply respect the person behind the bits and bytes. My message to you is it’s not privacy or innovation. It is privacy and innovation – trust is your license to innovate.”
The top ten professionals in the 2017 DataIQ 100 are:
1. Andrew Day, Chief Data Officer, Sainsbury’s
2. Kjersten Moody, VP Information and Analytics, Unilever
3. Elizabeth Denham, Information Commissioner
4. Stephen Deadman, Global Deputy Chief Privacy Officer, Facebook
5. James Morgan, Director of Management Information, British Gas
6. Peter Williams, Head of Enterprise Analytics, Marks and Spencer
7. Sherine Yap, Global Head of CRM – Shell Retail, Shell
8. Robert Kent, Chief Data Officer, Royal Mail
9. Sanjeevan Bala, Head of Data Planning and Analytics, Audience Technologies, Channel 4
10. Gillian Docherty, CEO, The Data Lab
DataIQ compiles the list using a set of objective criteria including recognising those with the greatest regulatory powers, industry contribution and influence, data privacy best practice, and innovation in digital and mobile. Extra ‘points’ were awarded to those with a high public profile.
Adrian Gregory, Chief Executive of DataIQ, comments, “The positive use of data to drive business strategies and achieve success is now widespread. However, in most cases, the data leaders and their teams behind this revolution are not getting the recognition they deserve for the results they are delivering.
While new C-suite data roles, such as the Chief Data Officer, are growing rapidly, only a handful of data leaders currently sit on the boards of their organisations. DataIQ is on a mission to change this. We are committed to advancing the emerging profession of data-driven management and driving data and analytics to the heart of organisations and firmly into the boardroom. Our DataIQ 100 shines the spotlight on 100 of the most influential leaders and the accomplishments they are achieving.”
Henry Lawson, CEO of autoGraph, the headline partner of the 2017 DataIQ 100, added “The next 15 months is when regulations flip in favour of the consumer. As an industry, we have two choices. We can rail against that and disregard the very consumers who feed us, or we can bring them in, give them a say and watch as the consumer guides our marketing effectiveness to new heights.
It is a revolution that we should run with – “data suffrage”, if you like! It is the group of people in the DataIQ 100 2017 who represent the pinnacle of this industry. The 100, together with a burgeoning group of talented individuals beyond it, are shaping the world into a new model – more personal, less scary and much more interesting.”
You can view the full list and detailed profiles of the 2017 DataIQ 100 at http://www.dataiq.co.uk/dataiq100