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Danilo Sato

VP, Global Head of Technology - Data & AI

Danilo helps our clients win with data and AI by delivering value-led transformations. As the Global Head of Technology - Data & AI, Danilo advises executive leaders on topics ranging from data and AI strategy and governance to building the products and platforms that bring the strategy to life. 


A member of Thoughtworks’ Global Technology team, Danilo is also responsible for driving our technology strategy execution. That includes developing and sharing our unique approaches to data and AI such as Data Mesh and Continuous Delivery for Machine Learning (CD4ML). His technical background as an engineer and architect allows him to bridge the gap between business leaders and delivery teams. With experience working across multiple industries – retail, CPG, media, financial services, healthcare, telecom and public sector – he brings innovative ideas to solve our client’s most complex problems.


As an acknowledged thought-leader in the data space, Danilo has published the Devops in Practice book, the seminal article defining CD4ML, and was a reviewer and early contributor to the pioneering Data Mesh book. Danilo has spoken at conferences around the world on topics such as Data Mesh, MDM, data architecture, data products, machine learning and MLOps.


Danilo was named by DataIQ as one of the most influential people in data for three years in a row from 2022-2024, and was a key member of the team working with ITV on their Data Mesh implementation, which won the DataIQ ‘Shared data, shared culture’ award in 2022.