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Tuesday, 11 September 2018 08:20

VIDEO INTERVIEWS: Société Générale's Bala Ayyar and Medibank's Craig Rowlands at the CDAO Conference

Société Générale (USA) managing director and chief data officer for the Americas Bala Ayyar Société Générale (USA) managing director and chief data officer for the Americas Bala Ayyar

The Chief Data and Analytics Officer Conference organised by Corinium took place in Melbourne last week, and iTWire took the opportunity to interview two of the speakers.

Société Générale (USA) managing director and chief data officer for the Americas Bala Ayyar's presentation was about delivering value from governance requirements, and he was also part of a panel discussing organisation-wide data governance.

Medibank general manager of information management, technology and operations Craig Rowlands' presentation addressed issues around the management and use of unstructured data.

Other speakers from prominent organisations at the event included:

  • ANZ Bank head of enterprise data integrity Paul Davies;
  • ANZ Bank chief data office data communications and culture lead Nikoleta Tsockallos;
  • Bupa chief data officer Scott Barber;
  • data analytics and science director Sveta Freidman;
  • HSBC chief data officer for Asia Pacific international markets Christopher Butler;
  • NAB chief data officer and executive general manager of enterprise data Glenda Crisp;
  • NAB data governance for enterprise data David Vaz;
  • Origin Energy group head of customer analytics Sandra Hogan;
  • QBE Insurance head of data strategy and governance Nonna Milmeister;
  • Standard Chartered Bank compliance program head of data and technology Ai-Hua Kam;
  • TNT global head of data governance Anwar Mirza;
  • Uber manager of marketing analytics and data science Mario Vinasco; and
  • University of Melbourne director of digital and data Assyl Haidar.


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Stephen Withers is one of Australia¹s most experienced IT journalists, having begun his career in the days of 8-bit 'microcomputers'. He covers the gamut from gadgets to enterprise systems. In previous lives he has been an academic, a systems programmer, an IT support manager, and an online services manager. Stephen holds an honours degree in Management Sciences and a PhD in Industrial and Business Studies.



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