As a founding member of The Data Literacy Project alongside Qlik, Accenture, Cognizant, Pluralsight and the CIM, Experian is supporting the Data Literacy Project to help organisations, educators and individuals speak the language of data. Today, data literacy is as important as reading and writing, but we're facing a significant skills gap.
Working at Experian I am constantly amazed by the many innovative ways we work with data, to find new and exciting solutions with our partners. If we can harness the power of data, and derive real value from it, it has the potential to make hugely positive changes to the way we all live and work. And there’s no doubt that organisations of all shapes and sizes are stepping up to meet the challenge, investing in technology and insight to move with the times.
With that in mind, I am delighted to be able to announce the finalists for Experian’s inaugural ‘Data Excellence’ award, part of this year’s Lloyds Bank National Business Awards.
This week sees the launch of Experian’s brand new data management platform, Aperture Data Studio. It’s a platform that we’re all incredibly excited about. It brings together our expertise in data quality with the power of Experian data, to help our customers solve a wide range of business problems. Importantly, targeting the needs of the business user, Aperture was built around the principles of ease of use and simplicity of implementation. For our users, the ability to drive results in days rather than months is the critical element that separates Aperture from the rest.
Last night was the 2018 Data Leaders Awards and I had the pleasure of celebrating with two long-standing customers, Adi Clowes from Center Parcs and Tesco’s Michael Greene. Having nominated them both, we were delighted to see them named as finalists amongst the very best in the industry.
The Data Leaders Awards is the UK’s premier initiative for celebrating data leadership and excellence among the sector’s highest achievers. Organised by Information Age magazine, the list is updated annually to recognise the top individuals and companies driving data innovation and business value.
There’s no escaping the fact that data is universal; enabling our choices, fuelling our economy, informing decisions and shaping our ideas. It’s influence, driven and shaped by the digitalisation of our culture, is only set to expand as we enter the next decade. As the world becomes ever more connected, the sheer volume of available data will continue to grow at a substantial rate. So too will the range and variety of that data.
It’s an exciting week for our data quality business and it’s not just because of all the mince pies and Christmas parties. This week sees us bid a fond farewell to our former Clapham home, George West House, as we move to a brand-new office, Friars House, in Southwark.
Just a stone’s throw from Waterloo, our new office will take us closer to Central London and many of our valued customers and with fantastic views of the London Eye and the Shard.
Innovation isn’t anything new to Experian, in fact we’ve been listed in Forbes Magazine’s Top 100 “World’s Most Innovative Companies” for the past four years. I must admit however to being slightly sceptical when the idea of introducing a ‘robot’ into our team came up. Here’s some insight into what we learnt.
At Experian our main goal is to help our customers exceed their data ambitions. That makes understanding how you feel about us, our products, and how we work together one of the most important activities on our agenda.
This year I’m excited to announce that our Customer Relationship Survey is just around the corner, launching in a week’s time on the 21st September. With that in mind what better way to launch it than with a look back at some key improvements we’ve made in the last year – here’s my top five.
“Unity is strength when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved” Mattie Stepanek
At Experian we firmly believe that we can make a difference to society and our communities by helping people to make the most of their data to ‘create a better tomorrow’. For us being committed to this vision also means playing a role in celebrating and supporting diversity – and that’s just as important inside our business as out.
It was June, and Europe was turning to summer. Excited, I was walking around the office, when my colleagues caught my good mood. "What are you doing this weekend?" I answered "Cycling from London to Paris!" I have ridden cycling races and sportives, but wasn’t sure what to expect from my body, my mind and my companions. After 3 days, 36c heat, 20 energy gels, 2 punctures and 270 miles in the saddle - I learnt these three things.