Caroline is a ridiculous optimist whose natural curiosity never stops. She is also the first Group Director for Data Management for the Lowell Group and previously was Network Rails first Chief Data Officer but has been a data cheerleader for more years than she can remember. Caroline is a strong advocate of ‘getting the basics right’ and the KISS principle, despite being a complete geek when it comes to any form of technology. As a trustee for CILIP (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals) she champions the growing professionalism of the data and information-related disciplines so that we can all head towards data nirvana a bit quicker.
Caroline draws on experience from a varied background covering CIO/CTO roles through to running large-scale complex change programmes. It was the recognition that ‘everything we do is fueled by data and information’ that drove her down the CDO route and she now describes herself as a Data Cheerleader.See Speaker Seminars