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Panelists Bio

Armin Kech – CoE Lead Data Governance | Director | Group Data Services | Swiss Re Management Ltd

Armin Kech is a results driven executive with 16+ years’ corporate experience in leading and operationalizing Data Management and Data Governance programs in Financial Services (Insurance), Information Technology and Media industries across the Middle East and Europe. He has a strong interest in value creation, operational excellence, and innovation. Armin holds a Diploma degree in Business Informatics from Reutlingen University in Germany. At MBC Group, Armin is heading up the Groups Data Governance department where he is implementing the Data Governance strategy to support the digital transformation of MBC Group. In addition, he is managing the Groups effort of becoming compliant to GDPR and other emerging Data Protection regulations in the MENA region. Before joining MBC Group, Armin was working for Zurich Insurance and Microsoft in Switzerland. During the weekend, he likes to play tennis, explore the region and spending time with his family.

David Dadoun – Head of Data | BRP

International keynote speaker, university lecturer and Chief Data Officer for BRP (Bombardier Recreational Products), David is data obsessed and has been for the last 20 years! Over that time, he’s led large data teams and data modernization projects internationally for global organizations.David specializes in finding the optimal organizational model to leverage and benefit from data and analytics. He’s also spent a significant portion of his time developing data governance frameworks, migrating legacy data warehouses and lakes to unified cloud data platforms as well as developing data literacy programs to help his companies and clients embrace the data revolution.

Jonathan Sunderland – Senior Strategic Consultant | Ab Initio

Jonathan is a transformational data leader with over 30 years experience of development, analytics and building enduring data capabilities at companies such as Experian, Sky, Sony PlayStation, Direct Line Group. With roles ranging from developer, analyst, solution architect through to director of data science his broad range of practical experience provides a unique insight into the world of data and systems thinking.

Gautam Verma – Head of Data Enablement | Abu Dhabi Digital Authority (ADDA)

Gautam is a seasoned Data Management Practitioner and Thought Leader with expertise in consulting Government and Private sector on successful Data Enablement. He has consulted GCC businesses on Data Strategy, Data Management, Data Governance, Data Analytics & AI Adoption. Leading Digital Transformation for a global Oil n Gas major. Enabling adoption of Data Analytics & ML use cases by 1000+ workforce across the globe. Leading People Transformation in the space of Data Analytics & Technology for a regional Conglomerate for its 40,000+ workforce contributing to successful rollout of 40+ Analytics & ML scenarios across the region.

March 9 @ 09:50
09:50 — 10:20 (30′)

Plenum – Morning | Day 2

Armin Kech – CoE Lead Data Governance | Director | Group Data Services | Swiss Re Management Ltd, David Dadoun – Head of Data | BRP, Gautam Verma – Head of Data Enablement | Abu Dhabi Digital Authority (ADDA), Jonathan Sunderland – Senior Strategic Consultant | Ab Initio