GGD #77 Data Management and Security – a partnership with Lloyds Bank

We Have a couple of Great speakers for this month’s Girl Geek Dinner. As it is at Lloyds they have a strict security policy so could you all please ensure that you have a photo ID with you on the night.

Kate and Gudrun will do their talks on “Data Management and Security – a partnership”. 

There will also be a talk from their colleague Emily Turner about her career journey.  Emily works in our Chief Security Office in the “Business and External Engagement” team.

Kate Brooks

I’m Head of Data Management at Lloyds Banking Group; A chief data office role where I have responsibility for Data Quality and Metadata within the group. I have a BSc. in Economics, an ACIB (Chartered Banker) and an APMP (Qualified Project Manager). I have 20 years of experience in data and Analytics covering data quality, metadata, financial analytics, customer modelling and analytics, segmentation and semantic layer development.

When I joined Lloyds Banking Group 27 years ago through a Graduate Programme, I spend the first 6 years in Branch and Commercial Management. In 1999 I wanted to do something more analytical and took a role in data quality management. I fell in love with data from the start, and my background in branch banking meant I knew how to translate data into reality. I’ve always seen data as a way of codifying and understanding customer behaviour.

Twenty years later I am still passionate about data management, and now more people understand how our day to day lives are translated in data – every swipe, every purchase, every check-in. My goal is to organise data better, so we can use it more effectively to provide insightful and relevant service at low cost.

What has fuelled my career is my ability to understand the technicalities of data and bring it to life through stories. My greatest success was developing a data-driven customer profitability model which enabled the Group to sell TSB in 2011.

I mentor many of my colleagues across the gender spectrum, and I am also a mentor for the Prince’s Trust. I always push myself out of my comfort zone, guided by the words of Susan Jeffers ‘Feel the fear and do it anyway’ and my mantra is ‘say ‘yes’ to the universe’. I apply this to any opportunity that comes my way, even if I am terrified. Last year I volunteered at a data conference and the organisers asked me to chair it. I said yes (in spite of my terror) and it was a great experience.

I mentor many of my colleagues across the gender spectrum, and I am also a mentor for the Prince’s Trust. I always push myself out of my comfort zone, guided by the words of Susan Jeffers ‘Feel the fear and do it anyway’ and my mantra is ‘say ‘yes’ to the universe’. I apply this to any opportunity that comes my way, even if I am terrified. Last year I volunteered at a data conference and the organisers asked me to chair it. I said yes (in spite of my terror) and it was a great experience.

Gudrun Fedororich

As a co-organiser of Bristol Girl Geek Dinners it is great to have the opportunity to host another meeting.

Whose data is it? You and your Digital Footprint

What is a Digital Footprint?

Securing your digital footprint – common sense or hard work?

Practical steps and things to try

I am a Cyber Security specialist and Senior Manager at Lloyds Banking Group.  My first degree is in History of Art and my career path initially took me into sales, marketing, product management and training.  Experiencing the excitement and frustrations of technology as a user I saw an opportunity to move into creating and shaping solutions for others using my business knowledge.

I initiated my career switch through a conversion Masters at the University of the West of England in Information Technology.  Following progressive roles in programming, systems analysis and IT Disaster Recovery I found a natural home in the field of Cyber Security.  Today I have a wide ranging role focussed on cyber security strategy and consultancy working closely with specialists in Identity Management, Application Development, Digital Transformation and DevOps.  I am a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). 

When

Thursday 19th September 2019 – 6.30/7  – 9pm. Doors open at 18:30 talks start around 7pm

Where

Harbourside
10 Canons Way
Bristol
BS1 5LF

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This meetup is kindly sponsored by Lloyds Bank who are keen on supporting Diversity in Tech.

As always, we welcome men to our group, but to keep our audience predominantly female, we ask that all men are accompanied by a woman (just add a +1 on the meetup) here Bristol Girl Geek Dinners

GGD #68 Data Science x Energy

Dr Katie Russell, Analytics, OVO Energy

Smart meters means masses more energy data will be available to utilities, enabling a better customer experience and no more estimates. Katie will draw comparison with data revolutions in other industries and explore the opportunities, analytics and learnings so far.

Katie Russell is Head of Data & Analytics at OVO Energy, leading a team focused on deriving insights to inform and inspire action – for customers and for OVO as a business. As part of a technology led business, leveraging data using artificial intelligence keeps OVO truly innovative and delivering the best possible service for our customers.

Katie joined OVO in October 2017 having spent 5 years at ONZO – an energy analytics start up  – as Head of Data Science. During that time she was chuffed to be awarded Big Data Hero by techUK in June 2016 and helped ONZO win multiple awards for their innovative solutions for utilities. Prior to that Katie worked for another analytics start up in the water industry, got a PhD in Mathematical Physics and holds a BA and M.Math from the University of Cambridge.

When

Thursday 20th June 2018 – 6.30/7  – 9pm

Doors open at 18:30 talks start around 7pm

Where

This meetup is kindly sponsored once again by OVO who are strong supporters of Bristol Girl Geek Dinners.

1 Rivergate, Temple Quay, Bristol BS1 6ED

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As always, we welcome men to our group, but to keep our audience predominantly female, we ask that all men are accompanied by a woman (just add a +1 on the meetup) here Bristol Girl Geek Dinners