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 for a post pandemic world. Previously, I was the Director of Data for Dyson, where I worked on topics as diverse as machine learning for digital motor 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:
PRESENTATIONS: 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, Arabian Business Forum 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, Forbes, DataIQ (Jan 2018), DataIQ (Feb 2018), Harper's Bazaar
Please get in touch if you are interested in having me speak at your event.
What I Write
You can find all the posts I have written here. Some of my favourites:
If you made it this far, congratulations! Have a link to my soundtrack playlist :)