Peter is passionate about data, and about how data can drive innovation to transform organisations.
Peter is the Director - Group Data Sciences at Legal & General and before this was a Chief Data Officer at Southern Water, tasked with developing and delivering a data strategy for the organisation. Previously Peter was Head of Data at The Pensions Regulator (TPR), which regulates the pensions and automatic enrolment in the UK. So he has been through the mill twice in recent succession as a First Generation CDO. However, before joining the Pensions Regulator, Peter had been developing Data Strategies for businesses in the FMCG and Financial Services sectors for over a decade. First and foremost Peter is driven by a strategic approach to data, and believes strongly in the value of demonstrating the 'art of possible' and expanding colleagues' understanding about data management, data technologies, data science and data governance.. Peter firmly believes that data strategies must have a business outcome and should be aligned to the business objectives. Given any opportunity Peter will talk about data and try to enthuse those he is with.
Peter is a specialist in Data Strategy, Data Technologies, Master Data Management Strategies, Data Governance Frameworks, GDPR and Data Science Strategies. With Caroline, Peter is the co-author of 'The Chief Data Officer's Playbook' published by Facet November 2017, and their second book 'Data Driven Business Transformation' will be published in March 2019 by Wiley.
Peter is a Director of Carruthers & Jackson which has developed DataTalks and the CDO Summer Schools. In October 2018 Peter will join Legal & General as Director Group Data Sciences.
This year Peter had been a keynote speaker and presenter on data strategy, IoT, AI and Machine learning, data governance, smart water networks, smart cities and data leadership in Holland, Germany, London, New York, Spain, Portugal, Johannesburg, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, San Francisco, Belgium.
Big Data has been the hype for a few years but perhaps the future will focus on Small Data to change the World.