Leaders Circle



A network of CDOs, CAOs, C-suites & Directors from
FTSE 500 & Fortune 500 companies

Our 2020 event will see the launch of the inaugural Big Data and AI Leaders Circle on 11-12 March, at ExCeL London.

As CDOs, CAOs, C-suites, Directors and data & AI leaders, you should have your feet firmly under the top table and be leading the charge to drive new revenue streams, and make the competition quake in their boots.

At the Big Data and AI World Leaders Circle, we’re crafting an exclusive experience, which encourages you to share the brilliant new ways you’re navigating an increasingly complex remit and learn from peers in comparable industries and/or similar company sizes.

This exclusive gathering will come together on Wednesday 11th March and include: inspiring stories, interactive discussions, challenge busters and lots of networking. Unlike your average conference, the Leaders Circle will facilitate conversations that will help overcome obstacles and drive progress.

Advisory Board

To ensure quality, the agenda for the Leaders Circle is shaped by our Content Producer, Hayley Green and our esteemed advisory board of industry leaders - including:

Wade Munsie


Global Chief Data Officer
GSK Consumer Health

Simon Asplen-Taylor


Chief Data Officer
Rank Group

Nick Hough-Robbins

Nick	Hough-Robbins

Chief Data Officer
Shell Retail IT

Peter Eckley


Chief Data Officer
Bank of England

Sam Shah


Global Clinical & Digital Adviser 
Department for International Trade

Nick Giannakakis


Chief Technology Officer
British American Tobacco

Hayley Green


Senior Content Producer
Big Data & AI World

Nirali Patel

Nirali Patel

Chief Data Officer 
AXA PPP Healthcare 


With the guidance of our esteemed Advisory Board, our agenda is aimed at encouraging stimulating conversations and focused on overcoming the core challenges in the industry.

Meet & greet breakfast

Chairman's welcome

Roundtable introductions 

Sit with your peers and learn about each other’s experiences, challenges and new innovations.

Plenary: Unlocking the true value of data

Building a case for data must begin in the boardroom. We will examine how best to articulate the necessity of data roles, highlight the power of your existing data infrastructure, and capitalise on your data assets to maximise both efficiencies and profit.


Opening Keynote: Big Data & AI World Keynote - 'Ethical governance of AI'

Session delivered by Juergen Rahmel, Chief Digital Officer, HSBC Germany

Panel: The building blocks to a data-driven culture

Time and time again this term emerges. This panel will discuss overcoming complexity between data and business roles, fostering an agile data team, and drawing inspiration from pure tech organisations in shifting to a data-driven business. 


Networking break

Lightning talk: 'Responsible AI'

Session delivered by Harib Bakhshi, Data Scientist & AI Specialist, H2O.ai

As the use of enterprise AI becomes more prominent, businesses need to start thinking about how they can ensure they are building AI responsibly. In this presentation I'll be defining what responsible AI is and why it's important. 


Walking tour

Discover what Big Data & AI World is all about on our Walking Tour, interacting with the exhibition floor en route to an exclusive lunch.

Re-charge lunch - VIP Lounge

Challenge buster

Uncover what issues keep your peers awake at night and challenge each other to find the solutions within budget.

Networking break

C-Suite Interview

Interviewing you, the expert. We will cover key challenges such as scaling AI, poor quality or challenged data sets, remodelling the human-machine relationship and analysing the reality versus the hype. 

Chairman's wrap up 

Drinks reception in the VIP Lounge




If your job title or equivalent includes CDO, CAO, C-suite and Director from FTSE 500 & Fortune 500 organisations, then please get in touch and register your interest to attend now:


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