Caroline Carruthers was the first Group Director for Data Management for the Lowell Group and was the first Chief Data Officer for Network Rail. She has been a data cheerleader for more years than she can remember, and is a strong advocate of getting the basics right, and as such she adheres to the KISS principle (Keep it Simple, Stupid) in her approach to even the most complex issues. She is passionate about technology, and as a trustee for CILIP (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals), she champions a growing professionalism of data and information-related disciplines so we can achieve 'data nirvana' a bit quicker. 

Peter Jackson was the first Head of Data at the Pensions Regulator, before becoming the first Head of Data, and now Chief Data Officer at Southern Water. This has given him deep insight as a first-generation CDO. Before joining the Pensions Regulator, Peter developed productive and ground-breaking data strategies for businesses in the FMCG and Financial Services sectors for over a decade. First and foremost, Peter is driven by the principle that a strategic approach to data must have a business outcome, and should be aligned to the business objectives. He believes strongly in the value of demonstrating the ‘art of the possible’ and expanding conventional understanding about data management, data technologies, data science and data governance by capturing the imagination.  

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