I am a seasoned technology executive (ex-Google) with a gift for helping people understand what data, analytics, and AI mean in practice. I have advised tens of organisations on how they can harness digital technologies to unlock transformative growth and gain a sustainable competitive advantage.
Currently, I am the Chief Data Officer for the Middle East's largest luxury retailer, building their resilience in a post pandemic world. Previously, I was the Director of Data for Dyson, where I worked on topics as diverse as machine learning for hairdryer manufacturing to scaled automotive analytics.
At Google, I led the development of the global sales analyst skills curriculum, which ignited a passion for talent development that I also get to channel in my role as advisor to the University of Oxford's social data science degrees. Before that, I worked on a number of digital media ventures, often involving data.
In the UK, I was named one of the top 100 people in data-driven business, one of the top 50 data innovators, and one of the top 10 data futurists. I was also invited to be a Partner in the Forbes Ignite coalition. That was nice of them. My surname is pronounced den (like bear den) Roy-yen (like the currency).
What I Do
As my work focuses on the practical application of analytics and AI, I have done advisory work and training in this space for a number of companies. I have also spoken at 100+ conferences and corporate summits; here are a few:
KEYNOTES: AI Congress London, AI Everything Dubai, P&G Geneva, AI Summit London, Arabnet Riyadh, Unilever London, Big Data World London, Google Chicago, Business Analytics Tech Fest Sydney, Deloitte Amsterdam, Code Europe Warsaw, Danske Bank Copenhagen, GISEC Dubai, Chief Data & Analytics Officer Summit London, Data Leaders Summit Barcelona, Excellence in Leadership London, Amplifon Venice, Digital Marketing Asia Singapore, Middle East Retail Forum Dubai, BNY Mellon London, AI Everything Dubai
ONLINE: AI Adoption In Business Is Non-Negotiable For Post-Pandemic Success, Data Leaders Interview, Data Conversations Over Coffee, Customer Insight Leaders, Leading Change in a Company as the Head of Data, Hub and Spoken: Putting your Data Strategy into Action, Top Tips for Data Storytelling
What I Write
You can find all the posts I have written here. Some of my favourites:
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