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.