Speakers 2016

8th - 9th March 2016

Charles Cai

Chief Data Architect & Senior Advisor to the President, Wanda Group, UK

Charles Cai has recently joined Wanda Group, the world’s largest commercial property developer, as its Chief Data Architect and Senior Advisor to the President. Charles has more than two decades of experience and a track record of global transformational programme delivery – from vision, evangelism to end-to-end execution in global investment banks, and energy trading companies.

Presenting: Building the Right Big Data and Analytics Team For the Big Impact - 9 Mar 2016, 02:45

Charles has been pioneering Big Data journeys in the enterprise world for many years, not only being instrumental in massive Big Data initiatives to revolutionize supply demand chains in Finance and the Oil & Gas industries, but more importantly, his evangelism and community work has earned him one of the UK’s 50 Top Data Leaders and Influencers. 

In this talk, Charles shares best practices in strategizing from ground zero, in involving the CFO/CIO early, in gaining buy-in and in new ways of developing in-house and “virtual” Big Data and Data Science teams. Such disciplines are very transferable and there’s a huge market shortage for these in the foreseeable future.

By now, most industries have realized that the right data science team can turn silos of diverse data into game-changing business insights. The next stage is working out how to piece together the perfect combination of technical skills and personality traits which isn’t easy.

This session will cover:

  • How to define an enterprise-wide Big Data/Data science maturity model
  • Assessing the characteristics and skills of winning big data teams
  • Fostering the right culture to integrate new data science strategies and practices into your existing organisational structure
  • Highlighting proven big impacts on a few vertical industries using real examples of data strategy to win big on the bottom line