About this event
On Thursday 4th August 2022, we welcomed Newcastle-based software consultancy Scott Logic to The Catalyst to jointly host Data Insights: Why you can't buy a good data strategy off the shelf.
The event took place in our TED Theatre here at The Catalyst and also featured special guests from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and Newcastle Strategic Solutions (NSSL).
We had a great turnout for this event and it was great to see so many people from the North East tech and data community coming together to discuss why you can't simply acquire a winning data strategy.
Timestamps for the video:
00:07 | Welcome + Introduction | Paul Watson, Director of the National Innovation Centre for Data
10:00 | Introduction to Scott Logic | Colin Eberhardt, Chief Technology Officer at Scott Logic
11:50 | Keynote Talk: Data Strategy is Not a Technology Problem | Peter Chamberlin, Principal Consultant at Scott Logic
40:00 | Talk: Harnessing the Power of the Cloud | Sioned Baker and James Wren, Lead Developers at Scott Logic
57:51 | Q+A Panel featuring Peter Chamberlin and Colin Eberhardt, Scott Logic; Matt Richards, Technical Architect at Scott Logic; Mike Jolley, Cyber/IT Security Lead at NSSL; Paul Lodge, Chief Data Officer at DWP
1:29:00 | Interactive Workshop: Defining Data Strategy | Richie Ramsden, Technical Director at the National Innovation Centre for Data
1:49:25 | Wrap-up + Goodbye | Paul Watson, National Innovation Centre for Data
Principal Consultant, Scott Logic
Peter has been a Principal Consultant at Scott Logic since March 2022 and has extensive knowledge of numerous programming languages and technologies. Prior to joining Scott Logic, he held the position of Chief Architect, Digital Identity at the Government Digital Service (GDS). He is passionate about simplicity in technology.
Lead Developer, Scott Logic
Sioned has been at Scott Logic for over five years and has been a Lead Developer since early this year. She has a strong mathematics and finance background and has recently developed a keen interest in data science and data engineering.
Lead Developer, Scott Logic
James has been a Lead Developer at Scott Logic for just over five years and has significant experience in software development, project management, and leading teams.
Chief Technology Officer, Scott Logic
Colin is Chief Technology Officer at Scott Logic and has been at the company since 2006. He divides his time between leading the research and development team and providing advisory consultancy to clients. Widely recognised as a thought leader in the industry, he has a reputation in software development circles as an expert in mobile technologies. In addition to all of this, Colin also happens to be an accomplished 7-ball juggler.
Technical Architect, Scott Logic
Matt has been at Scott Logic for over 11 years and has spent most of that time working as a Technical Architect. He has deep experience in software development - particularly in Java - and is also an experienced project manager.
Chief Data Officer, Department for Work and Pensions
Paul has been Chief Data Officer at the Department for Work and Pensions since 2017, having previously held a number of different positions in various government departments and the British Army. Much of Paul's work has focussed on business planning and strategy, and he is particularly passionate about data.
Cyber/IT Security Lead, Newcastle Strategic Solutions
Mike is an award-winning and experienced Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and data leader. He is currently responsible for setting the strategy and building modern cyber security capabilities in his role as Cyber/IT Security Lead at Newcastle Strategic Solutions. Prior to this, he held the position of Chief Data Officer at Lowell, and was Head of Information Security and Risk at both Yorkshire Building Society and Morrisons Supermarkets.