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Douglas Silverstone

Douglas Silverstone

Head of Data,
Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing Association

Douglas is a senior manager responsible for Data at the UK 6th Largest Housing Association. The association's key focus is on Data Quality, Security and Availability. Douglas is responsible for GDPR, data protection, information security, data quality, Architecture, analytics & Data Science.

This session will outline how to make the case for influencing decision-makers to implement data standards by focusing on the benefits of doing so, including leading to better business decisions and a more data literate team.

Delegates will learn how to create a voice for Data at every level of the organisation, increase data maturity and learn how to engage across silos in order to implement data standards.

They will also learn how to achieve business objectives through a data driven approach. Thames Valley will be exploring questions including how to identify the Data Champions and Luddites and more importantly how to bring them all on your data journey. They will be asking key questions around locating the data champions in the organisation, mentoring those who need further support and considering how data plays into the organisation’s vision and aims.