ThoughtWorks Live Series UK 2018
ThoughtWorks Live Series UK 2018

The executive breakfast events for business leaders and technology innovators

1 May 2018, London | EVENT FINISHED

3 October 2018, London

Up next: the Data-Guided Business

Around the world, massive amounts of data are captured every second. Data has now evolved from being business-critical to life-critical – with the advent of artificial intelligence, machine learning, embedded systems, mobile and IoT.

A truly data-guided business understands the value of data, and works hard to create the necessary culture, technology ecosystem and governance to enable safe experimentation and rapid delivery of solutions. As a leader how do you steer your organisation to drive this change? Join us on 3rd October to learn how you can leverage the power of AI to transform into a data guided organisation.

Very enlightening workshop with lots of food for thought and action.


Global Brand Director, Links of London

About ThoughtWorks Live Series

Technological innovation continues to grow at an exponential rate with disruptors changing the face of many industries for good, forcing organisations to change the way they view the world, the way they use technology to tackle their biggest problems.

With technology augmenting the world around us and where the unimaginable is created in weeks, how can business leaders know what to do, how to start and where to go? How can leaders leverage their current digital foundation to seize the growth opportunities that exist in the realm of possibility?

ThoughtWorks Live is a breakfast series that explores how thriving businesses are taking advantage of this new world by being responsive and enhancing their market agility, focusing on their customers, breaking down data silos to act on information faster, and developing technological excellence at the core.

the data guided business
the data guided business

The Data-Guided Business

3 October 2018 | London

Hear stories from other business leaders about how they've made a step change in the way they work with data, and have driven data and analytics to the core of their business.


8:30 AMRegistration and Networking Breakfast
9:00 AMWelcome and IntroductionRuth Harrison, Managing Director, ThoughtWorks UK
9:10 AMKeynote presentationSpeaker to be confirmed
9:40 AMApplying Continuous Intelligence to your BusinessDave Elliman, Global Head of Technology, ThoughtWorks
10:10 AMCoffee break
10:25 AMKeynote: Creating a Data-Guided OrganisationKit Collingwood, Deputy Director, Data: Universal Credit at Department for Work and Pensions
10:55 AMCxO Perspective: Embedding AI to evolve data-guided decision-makingModerated by Mark Brand, Data Strategy Director, ThoughtWorks
11:30 AMClose and Networking

Meet the speakers


Managing Director, ThoughtWorks UK

As the Managing Director for ThoughtWorks UK, Ruth predominantly focuses on business development and is a leader in evolving technology and business landscape. She is a specialist in business transformation using the principles of adaptive organisational design to gain value creation for clients. As founder of the highly acclaimed management consultancy The ReLUX Partnership, she remains an ambassador and is a sought-after keynote speaker and advocate of women in leadership and business. As a passionate Tech North Advocate, she also dedicates time to Inspire the Future national UK charity mentoring women into business and STEM careers.

Kit Collingwood-Richardson


Deputy Director - Data, Universal Credit

Department for Work & Pensions

Kit works for the Universal Credit programme in the Department for Work and Pensions. She previously worked for the Ministry of Justice, where she was Head of Digital at the Office of the Public Guardian before moving to MoJ’s digital team to lead digital service delivery for HM Courts and Tribunals service. Kit has been successfully leading the One TeamGov Initiative. She is passionate about offering radically improved services to citizens while meeting departmental spending challenges, about increasing digital capability in government, and about joining up policy making with service delivery.


Global Head of Technology, ThoughtWorks

Dave has 35 years of professional technical experience in a wide variety of industries through consulting as well as specialisms in banking, finance, media and software methods tooling. He is deeply immersed in technology and it's impact on business and society - from development through architecture, analytics, infrastructure, emergent ideas and prototyping as well as large scale program management, implementation and planning. He advises board C-suites and executive committees on how lean enterprise and technical strategic thinking can co-exist as well as advising on cloud migration, data analytics, security - from strategy to detail levels. 

Who's attending?

Department of Work & Pensions, Santander, ASOS, Legal and General, American Express, AIG, Tesco, Reach, Lexis Nexis, Yodel, Motability, ReedX, Government Digital Services, Collect+, Estee Lauder
Department of Work & Pensions, Santander, ASOS, Legal and General, American Express, AIG, Tesco, Reach, Lexis Nexis, Yodel, Motability, ReedX, Government Digital Services, Collect+, Estee Lauder

The Responsive Organization Presentations

The 7 Key Future Principles of Digital Transformation


Futurist, Keynote Speaker, Author, Strategist and CEO of the Futures Agency

Shop Direct: driving continuous innovation


Technology and Data Director, Shop Direct

Enabling Sustainable Transformation


Global Advisory Lead, ThoughtWorks

Becoming a Responsive Organisation


Managing Director, ThoughtWorks UK

Who can attend?

Attendance at ThoughtWorks Live is limited to CxO level executives only. Board-level decision-makers or 'Head-of' level executives from different departments such as Technology, Finance, HR, Marketing and others are invited. We welcome leaders who are driving an organisation-wide transformation effort to join and share their challenges and success stories with us. The guest list is carefully hand-picked, we expect 40-50 courageous business executives of the digital scene to come together at ThoughtWorks Live. 

Register Your Interest

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