4th Data Management Forum

10 March 2021


by IMH
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The 4th Data Management Forum aims to present and discuss the latest international trends and developments regarding data management in business. It aspires to become a springboard and a platform for discussion focused on data and how it can be transformed into measurable value for every company.

Full participation in the Forum corresponds to up 3 CPD units


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Alexis Nicolaou

CEO, Block.co, Cyprus

Alexis Nicolaou is a professional with over 25 years’ experience in C-suite positions in Accountancy, Finance, Electronic Banking, Electronic Banking Software, Media, and Electronic Content Production industries. He currently also serves on the board of Directors of Grant Thornton Cyprus’ Distributed Ledger Technologies business unit. Alexis is a Fellow Member of the ICAEW, has a MSc from University of Nicosia in Digital Currencies and Blockchain Technology and a BA (Hons) degree from the University of Nottingham in Industrial Economics and Accountancy.

Jamie Champagne

Business Analysis Professional Speaker and Trainer, Champagne Collaborations, USA

Jamie Champagne is a certified business data analytics professional, holding a master’s of science in information systems from Hawaii Pacific University where she continues to teach information systems courses. An accomplished speaker, author, and trainer, she has published on business analysis and change management. Her courses are published on Pluralsight and LinkedIn Learning and she’s an active member in the Speakers Association of Hawaii, PMI, and IIBA. And when she’s not consulting on exciting change work, you can find her with her family on the Hawaiian waters on a surfboard.

Vanja Radivojevic

Manager, Data & Analytics, KPMG in Cyprus

Vanja Radivojevic is a Manager in the Data & Analytics team of KPMG Cyprus. She holds a BBA (Finance) from Baruch College, CUNY and MSc (BI and Data Analytics) from CIIM. Vanja is involved with Data Analytics projects in finance, insurance, FMCG industries among others. She is responsible for delivering advanced analytics and BI solutions to companies in Cyprus, CIS region and Africa. Vanja has extensive prior experience in the field of finance having worked in Private Wealth Management with Goldman Sachs in New York; structuring/originating debt instruments in the emerging markets, and trading financial products in Europe, NYC & Asia.

Zaher Reda

Manager, Digital Transformation Advisory, KPMG in Cyprus

Zaher Reda has over a decade of experience specializing in digital transformation, business process automation, agile transformation, and customer experience design with applied advisory experience at global organizations in EMEA and APAC. His focus is on transforming business operations and creating new digital business models by leveraging insights, methodologies, and relevant digital technologies to drive growth, competitive advantage, customer value/success, and resiliency.

Christina Kokkalou
Managing Director IMR/University of Nicosia™

Christina Kokkalou is the founder and Managing Director of IMR/University of Nicosia™, one of the leading and most acclaimed Market Research organizations in Cyprus. With over 25 years of experience in the field of Market Research and Strategic Consultancy, she has been working with the largest organizations in Cyprus and proprietors of international brands. Embracing the challenges of digital transformation and big data, she has established a Market Business Intelligence unit offering innovative and tailor-made solutions based on real time advance and predictive analytics, endorsing strategic business decisions, increasing market share and enhancing customer loyalty.

Nick Chambers

Managing Director, Mobile Loyalty Technologies Ltd, UK

Nick Chambers is an expert in digital customer engagement. He has over a decade of experience in consumer & enterprise internet technologies working closely with leading merchant, service & point-of-sale providers. Previously, Nick has held senior positions with Avios, AIMIA & Shell. He is entrepreneurial with extensive experience in start-up & early life businesses. Experienced in providing services & technology in all aspects of consumer loyalty & payments from strategy & planning through technical implementation, he helps clients build stronger consumer relationships using emotional engagement & data insights. Nick is the Managing Partner of Customer Strategy Network, the leading global network for loyalty marketing practitioners.

Mark Ross-Smith

CEO, Status Match, Malaysia

Mark Ross- Smith is the CEO of StatusMatch and known as one of the worlds top loyalty commercialization experts. Mark has run airline loyalty programs, consulted and advised across airline, hotel & telco industries. Mark is a publisher, author and intl speaker on loyalty commercialization, and runs the industry thought-leadership community traveldatadaily.com.

Dr Shorful Islam

Chief Product & Data Officer, OutThink, UK

Dr Shorful Islam has a PhD in Psychology and is the Chief Product & Data Officer at OutThink, the world’s first predictive human risk management solution. He also runs his own analytics consultancy (Subatomic Analytics) and serves as Chief Data Scientist for Tribal Worldwide. He has worked at, and advised, some of the world’s largest organisations on data analytics/ science. Prior roles have included, Managing Director and Cofounder at Stream Intelligence (Data Science Consultancy) Managing Partner at Wunderman, Head of Data at adam&eve/DDB and Head of BI and Customer Data Strategy at ITV.

Roque Martinez
Chief Technology Officer, SmartStream Reference Data Utility, USA Roque Martinez is the CTO for SmartStreams Reference Data Utility. He is and he has been a member of leadership teams in financial technology and telecommunications. His focus is leading digital change through technology and creating opportunities for new products and services. When not creating new products and services for RDU, I am an Associate in Columbia’s Technology Management Program. I am currently developing services to provide digital disruption for financial services firms, which need to reduce the effort and time necessary from trade to settlement. I am a proud alum of Columbia and Fordham University.  
Tim Furche

Senior Engineering Director & Head of Data Science at Meltwater, Lecturer at Oxford University, UK

Tim Furche is the Senior Director for Engineering at Meltwater, the leading global media intelligence company. In his role he manages teams on four continents that are collaboratively responsible for ingesting and enriching over 1 billion documents per day, from Tweets over reviews to news articles from all over the world. Before Meltwater, he co-founded Wrapidity, a data extraction startup that built a patented AI crawler used to extract billions of rich records from hundreds of thousands of sources which has been acquired and integrated into Meltwater. He is also a Lecturer on big data and data management at the University of Oxford.



IMR/University of Nicosia™

The worldwide transition into the era of Big Data and digital transformation, have driven IMR/University of Nicosia™, one of the largest market research organizations in Cyprus, to invest in an all new Market Business Intelligence unit specialising in the banking and financial industry. The Business Intelligence unit, through its collaboration with multiple teams of experts both in Cyprus and abroad, offers new and innovative solutions based on real time data collection, advance analytics and tailored-made visualizations endorsing strategic business decisions.


S. KANIKLIDES (CYPRUS) LIMITED specialises in the management of documents and records throughout their lifecycle. Digitisation, storage, and destruction are but a few of the phases within this lifecycle. KANIKLIDES offers an advanced secure shredding service, using industrial shredders with level 4 security shredding. The organisation also offers Records Management Consulting and Data Protection Officer Services, which are needed for the compliance Regulation (EU) 2016/679. KANIKLIDES takes security very seriously and now ranks as the only Professional Information and Records Management Services Organisation in Cyprus – possibly even European-wide – with 8 related ISO Certifications.

KPMG Cyprus

KPMG operates in Cyprus since 1948 and currently employs more than 900 people working from 6 offices across the island (Nicosia, Limassol, Larnaka, Pafos, Paralimni and Polis Chrysochous). We are a member of the global network of KPMG, one of the world’s largest professional firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services, employing more than 236.000 partners and employees working in member firms around the world in 144 countries and territories. Our clients look to KPMG for a consistent standard of service based on high order professional capabilities, industry insight, local knowledge, and expertise.


IMH is a leading Corporate Events and Media organization operating in the Knowledge and Information Economy. It provides products and services based on content, intelligence and connections to specialist audiences. IMH services include the organization of conferences, summits, client events, exhibitions, business, and mainstream media. Every year, IMH organizes more than 200 corporate events in physical, hybrid and online form: Conferences and Exhibitions on all market sectors, Investment summits and road shows in Cyprus and abroad, Client Conferences and other corporate events, Business award ceremonies. Our corporate events provide the biggest networking, business development, knowledge providing and career advancement opportunities in Cyprus. IMH media department operates, publishes and distributes: IN Business, the leading monthly business magazine in Cyprus, GOLD, the leading English-language monthly business Magazine in Cyprus, IN Business Portal (www.inbusinessnews.com), GOLD Portal (www.goldnews.com.cy), Over 40 annual business catalogues, supplements and directories, Reporter (www.reporter.com.cy), one of the most visited multi-thematic news portal in Cyprus. IMH recently acquired Super FM, the leading music radio station in Cyprus.


The Forum is addressed to Chief Data Officers, Chief Privacy Officers, Chief Executive Officers, Chief Financial Officers, Chief Operating Officers, Chief Managing Directors, Marketing and HR Directors, and other senior executives from businesses operating across different sectors of the economy. The Forum will welcome professionals from the following:

• Banks
• Financial service providers
• Corporate service providers
• Law firms and legal consultants
• Accounting, audit and tax firms
• Technology and software service providers
• Real estate agencies and developers
• Retail companies
• Betting and gabling companies
• Telecommunication service providers
• Energy and oil & gas suppliers
• Marketing & communication agencies
• Media companies
• Education providers
• Healthcare providers
• Pharmaceutical companies
• Travel & transport service providers
• Logistics companies
• Regulatory bodies and governmental authorities

Communication Sponsors
GOLD magazine

GOLD was first published in 2011 as the first monthly English-language magazine in Cyprus. Today, it not only consistently promotes good business practices but has a unique and valuable readership, comprising High Net Worth Individ¬uals, executives of international companies, and English-speaking Cypriot and non-Cypriot busi¬nessmen and women. http://www.golnews.com.cy

IN Business Magazine

As the flagship publication within IMH’s media brands, IN Business magazine, has a 16-year history, during which thousands of examples of good business practices by businesses and businesspeople, brands, commercial practices and developments have been showcased. The aim of IN Business was – and continues to be – the promotion of good Cypriot business. www.inbusinessnews.com

Reporter portal

Dedicated to the objective presentation of valid news, with a focus on immediacy, REPORTER is a 24/7 online news and entertainment hub presenting what’s happening in Cyprus and the world. IMH’s new digital media also includes the REPORTER application for IOS and Android tablets and smartphones, as well as a daily newsletter sent to 100,000 subscribers. REPORTER’s large team of journalists publishes authoritative and timely news every minute of every day. https://www.reporter.com.cy

Contact us

Project Manager

Eugenia Pieri

Eugenia is responsible for the content of this event. If you have any content-related or other queries, you can contact her on +357 22505572 or via email at eugenia.pieri@imhbusiness.com.

Marketing Manager

Georgia Efthymiadou

Georgia is responsible for the marketing and promotion of this event. If you have any marketing-related questions or suggestions, you can contact her on +357 22505575 or via email at georgia.efthymiadou@imhbusiness.com.


Date And Time

10 March 2021@ 09:00 AM -
02:00 PM




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