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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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.
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.
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.
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.
Managing Director of IMR/University of NicosiaTM, Cyprus
Christina Kokkalou is the Founder and Managing Director of IMR/University of NicosiaTM, 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. She is a founding member of CSR Cyprus and is certified as a Chief Sustainability Officer. She is a member of ESOMAR (European Society for Opinion and Marketing Research) and the secretary of the Board of Directors of SEDEAK (Cyprus Association of Opinion Poll and Market Research Enterprises). 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 for enhancing customer experience and loyalty.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 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 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.
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:
• 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
GOLD magazine was founded in 2011 as the first English-language business monthly in Cyprus. Today, it is not only synonymous with the promotion of good business practices but it has a unique and valuable readership of High Net Worth Individuals, international company executives, English-speaking Cypriot and non-Cypriot businessmen and women. GOLD provides a comprehensive and informed overview of the local business scene, the economy and the market and has gained a reputation for its in-depth articles and revealing interviews with key local and international personalities. www.goldnews.com.cy
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. www.reporter.com.cy
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