I am basically a data geek. I have spent most of my professional life working with data in one form or another; moving it around, seeking insight from it, but most often just trying to make sure that it is right in the first place.
These days I help my clients to get the most out their data, starting with setting a data strategy that makes sense for them, that builds on the good things that they already have in place. I de-mystify all the jargon and buzzwords around data and help my clients to understand their own data, so that they can manage it better, learn to trust it and ultimately gain insight from it and find answers to the questions they are asking.
Better data management leads to better business management at all levels - operational, tactical and strategic.
In my day job I am a Managing Consultant at Civica - helping organisations achieve better outcomes through more connected and efficient ways of working. I am supported at Civica by a group of incredibly professional, talented, experienced colleagues. Together we enable an incredible range of customers to get more out of their data.
In my spare time I chair DAMA UK - nurturing a community of data management professionals. I am supported on the committee by a diverse group of dedicated volunteers with a combined professional experience of well over 100 years.