DataIQ has named Anita Fernqvist, chief data officer and operations director at Zurich Insurance UK, as the most influential data leader in its 2020 DataIQ 100, the annual power list which recognises the top professionals in data and analytics.
Men are not only dominating the tech industry they are actively having a negative impact on their female colleagues, with nearly half (49%) of women experiencing some form of discrimination in the tech workplace, while 20% have resigned from a role in the past because of discrimination or harassment.
The vast majority of business chiefs around the world are out of touch with what it takes to lead effectively and for their businesses to stay competitive in the digital economy, with reliance on antiquated leadership approaches undermining organisational performance.
The Data Lab, Scotland’s innovation centre for data science which was recently appointed to lead the development of a new national strategy on artificial intelligence, has strengthened its governance board with the appointment of five new members from industry.
Women in Data crowned its annual conference last week with the unveiling of the new 20 in Data and Technology, this year presented in association with N Brown Group. In front of a packed auditorium of nearly 1,000 delegates - most of them wearing this year’s signature colour red - the 2019 list filed on to the stage to take a bow.
Anita Fernqvist, chief data officer at Zurich Insurance UK, walked away from the DataIQ Awards last night clutching the Grand Prix, having already been handed the title of Data and analytics leader of the year (Data Titan). Channel 4 was also celebrating having scooped three awards.
This year’s entries for the DataIQ Awards were stronger than ever, giving the judges a hard task in choosing winners from among the 100-strong shortlist. With 63 major brands in contention, the competition for one of these coveted awards is tough.
Aviva’s chief data scientist Orlando Machado has claimed the top spot in this year’s edition of the DataIQ 100. He succeeds the Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham who was ranked first in 2018 and placed third this year. Second place went to Professor Daniel Ray, director of data at NHS Digital.