OVO’s Katie Russell Set to Confront Climate Challenges at Big Data LDN 2023 and Uncover the Role of Data Observability in Carbon Reduction

OVO’s Katie Russell Set to Confront Climate Challenges at Big Data LDN 2023 and Uncover the Role of Data Observability in Carbon Reduction

Google’s Inna Weiner talks data decay and the complexities of privacy in data management

Richmond, Surrey, UK; 18th Sept 2023 – Big Data LDN (London) – the UK’s leading Data, Analytics and AI event, organised by RX (Reed Exhibitions Ltd) reveals Data Director at OVO, Katie Russell, and Monte Carlo CEO, Barr Moses, will explore how they empower their customers with data to reduce their carbon footprint. The news comes as the final speakers are announced ahead of this year’s conference taking place on Wednesday 20th – Thursday 21st September 2023 at Olympia, London. Visitors can register to secure their free ticket now.

OVO, one of the UK’s largest green energy retailers, is tackling the climate crisis by empowering their customers with data to reduce their carbon footprint (and their bills), while also leveraging advanced data products to invest in science-based carbon reduction innovations.

OVO, Katie Russell, joins Monte Carlo CEO, Barr Moses, on Wednesday 20th, from 12:40pm to 1.10pm in the X-Axis Theatre, for a fireside chat to discuss the evolution of data at OVO, how they aligned their tooling decisions to company-wide KPIs, and why data observability is critical to their mission of helping customers reduce costs – and their carbon footprint – with reliable data.

Inna Weiner, Senior Engineering Manager at Google will disclose the challenges of privacy in data management in the Data Engineering Theatre at 1.20pm on Wednesday 20th. Weiner will speak on “Protecting Privacy in the Kingdom of Data – A Guide for Data Engineers.”

In this seminar, attendees can expect to gain invaluable insights into the delicate balance between data collection and privacy protection. Weiner has gained firsthand insights into the delicate balance between harnessing valuable data and safeguarding personal privacy. In her talk, Weiner will delve into real-life examples of privacy violations to underscore the paramount importance of protecting personal information – a must see for those navigating the complexities of data ethics and privacy.

In addition, there will be numerous panel discussions throughout the 15 theatres, including a panel on ‘Empowering excellence: nurturing a learning culture within data teams’, on Thursday 21st from 10:40 to 11:10am in the Teams and Talent Theatre.

In this insightful panel discussion, attendees will have the opportunity to hear from data leaders, Vanessa Fernandes, Head of CDO Advisory and Data Management, Capgemini, Lindsay Mason, Head of Data Management, Governance and Skills Development Defence Data Office, Defence Digital and Fiona Browning, AI and Data Systems Group Principal in the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory.

They will address the challenges posed by constantly evolving skill requirements and building a positive employee experience. The discussion will provide actionable strategies for continuous learning, upskilling, and reskilling data professionals, empowering them to stay innovative and adaptable.

Overall, this panel promises to equip participants with the knowledge and tools to nurture a dynamic learning culture, enabling their data teams to thrive and drive success in an ever-changing data-driven landscape.

Bill Hammond, Big Data LDN’s Event Director, says: “This year’s event reaches every corner of data, as speakers and exhibitors explore the multiple intersections of business and data. Whether it’s tackling climate change, reducing workloads or protecting people and personal information, the agenda ticks all the boxes and aims to leave no stone unturned in responding to the big data advancements we’ve seen in 2023.”

For the opportunity to attend register free today for your 2 day entrance ticket here.

About Big Data LDN (London)

Big Data LDN is the UK’s leading free-to-attend data, analytics and AI conference and exhibition, hosting leading experts and providers from across the sector, from both the technical and business spheres. The event brings together the data and analytics community with a focus on how to build dynamic, data-driven enterprises. The superior end-user led conference programme features industry pioneers, experts and real-world case studies, equipping visitors with the tools and techniques to deliver maximum business value from successful data projects. Delegates also have the opportunity to discuss their business requirements and challenges with more than 130 technology vendors and consultants.

About RX (Reed Exhibitions)

RX is in the business of building businesses for individuals, communities and organisations. We elevate the power of face-to-face events by combining data and digital products to help customers learn about markets, source products and complete transactions at over 400 events in 22 countries across 43 industry sectors. RX is passionate about making a positive impact on society and is fully committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all our people. RX is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. www.rxglobal.com

About RELX

RELX is a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. RELX serves customers in more than 180 countries and has offices in about 40 countries. It employs more than 33,000 people, over 40% of whom are in North America. The shares of RELX PLC, the parent company, are traded on the London, Amsterdam and New York Stock Exchanges using the following ticker symbols: London: REL; Amsterdam: REN; New York: RELX. The current market capitalisation can be found at http://www.relx.com/investors.

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