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Sutara talks AI at Big Data LDN
Keynote speakers continue to line up for Big Data London (, with Robin Sutara, CIO at Databricks set to address the AI revolution and how Gen AI is creating a ‘Game of Thrones’ by disrupting hierarchies.

Big Data London (taking place on Wednesday 20th – Thursday 21st September 2023 at Olympia, London) and organized by RX (Reed Exhibitions Ltd) is set to delve into the crucial role of data culture, science and the future of Generative AI as the overarching themes.  Free registration available at

Robin Sutara will host a panel discussion along with Di Mayze, Global Head of Data and AI at WPP, Natalie Cramp, CEO, Profusion, and Richard Davis, Chief Data Officer of Ofcom, in the Y-Axis Keynote Theatre at 09:15 - 10:00, on Thursday 21st September.  The discussion ‘People, process and platform – is Gen AI creating a Game of Thrones and how can we lead our organisations on the AI revolution?’, will cover the evolution of data culture resulting from the GenAI movement and the implications of generative AI on various aspects of organisations, including workforce dynamics, decision-making processes, and the role of human creativity.  

Panellists will explore how generative AI can disrupt traditional organizational structures and challenge existing power hierarchies.  Additionally, the panel aims to provide insights and share strategies for leading organisations through this transformative period, including the importance of fostering a culture of innovation, up-skilling employees to work alongside AI systems, and establishing ethical guidelines for AI usage.

In line with the advancements in AI, Big Data LDN has also announced the new Gen AI and Data Science Theatre for 2023.  AI is being used by companies of all sizes to optimize their business processes and enhance their products, whilst Data Science teams face the challenge of making AI work for their business and show returns from years of investment in technology.  

The new theatre will address these challenges and the future of AI, with talks including the transformative journey of Cereal Partners Worldwide (CPW), a joint venture between industry giants General Mills and Nestlé, as they redefine decision-making in the era of AI & Big Data.  

In addition, in line with Big Data LDN’s commitment to delivering unparalleled insights and networking opportunities, it has unveiled two further theatres to the event – the Teams and Talent Theatre and Analytics and Storytelling Theatre.

At 11:20 - 11:50 on Thursday 21st September in the Teams and Talent Theatre an all-female panel including Lindsay Mason, MoD, Vanessa Fernandes, Capgemini and Fiona Browning, DSTL will afford attendees the opportunity to hear how to sustain a learning culture within data teams.  The discussion will provide actionable strategies for continuous learning, upskilling, and reskilling data professionals, empowering them to stay innovative and adaptable. Additionally, attendees will discover practical approaches to foster a cohesive and supportive team environment, promote employee morale, productivity, retention, and the crucial role of leadership in fostering curiosity, collaboration, and skill development.  It’s a panel that promises to impart the knowledge and tools to nurture a dynamic learning culture, enabling data teams to thrive and drive success in an ever-changing data-driven landscape.

On Wednesday 20th September, Phil Yeoman, Partner and CDO, Cinq, will explore what we can learn from the world of gaming in the Analytics and Storytelling Theatre.  His presentation will take attendees on a journey and show how immersive virtual reality could be the future of data visualisation, storytelling, and literacy skills training.

“2022 was the year of Data Mesh, with many discussions around the topic and how to decentralize data storage and management.  As this has evolved, Big Data London has done too.  This year promises to be bigger and more insightful than ever,” says Bill Hammond, Event Director, Big Data LDN.  “The introduction of the new theatres ensures our ability to address the wide range of themes at the forefront of data innovation, shaping the way businesses operate and leverage data-driven insights.  Generative AI and Data Culture are transforming the data landscape, and our three new theatres, along with a host of hugely talented speakers, will provide attendees with a comprehensive understanding of these innovational trends.”

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