Data Value- Moving beyond a monetary valueThursday 19th October 3pm-4.15pm (GMT+1)
In the digital age, organizations have become increasingly dependent on data. As part of our digital transformation, it has evolved from being just a mere means of storing information to being a critical asset that can be used to drive innovation, increase profitability, and gain insights. We frequently hear about unlocking the potential of data value, but is the interpretation of data value changing? How do we measure the outcomes of data? How does this impact you or your organisation? It is an opportune time to address these questions with our panel of experts as we delve into moving beyond monetary value and assess the impact on a wider economy and society as a whole.
This webinar will also provide a platform to explore strategies on how to use data to produce tangible business value and how to create a culture that embraces data-informed decision-making. It will also explore the importance of data governance and how it can help ensure the quality, accuracy and trustworthiness of data.
Professor Markus Helfert
Markus Helfert is the Director of IVI and Director of Empower – the SFI funded Programme on Data Governance. He is also Professor of Digital Service Innovation and Director of the Business Informatics Group at Maynooth University. He is a Principle Investigator at Lero – The Irish Software Research Centre and at the Adapt Research Centre. His research is centred on Digital Service Innovation, Smart Cities and IoT based Smart Environments and includes research areas such as Service Innovation, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Smart Services, Building Information Management, FinTech, Data Value, Enterprise Architecture, Technology Adoption, Analytics, Business Process Managem ent. Prof. Helfert is an expert in Data Governance Standards and is involved in European Standardisation initiatives. Markus Helfert has authored more than 200+ academic articles, journal and book contributions and has presented his work at international conferences. Helfert has received national and international grants from agencies such as European Union (FP7; H2020), Science Foundation Ireland and Enterprise Ireland, was project coordinator on EU projects, and is the Project coordinator of the H2020 Projects: PERFORM on Digital Retail.
Katharine Cooney is a visualisation and BI Specialist at Digital Manufacturing Ireland, helping manufacturing companies to effectively use data to drive business performance. I have many years’ experience in data analytics and data management in both commercial organisations and in government where I was working with DPER and Smart Dublin on the Open Data program.
Daragh O Brien is founder and managing director of Castlebridge, one of Ireland’s leading consultancies working in data strategy, data governance, and data protection. Since founding Castlebridge in 2009, Daragh and his team have worked with organisations of all sizes across a variety of sectors, including start-ups, SMEs, Non-Profits, Government bodies, EU institutions and other International Organisations.
Daragh is a co-author of Ethical Data and Information Management: Concepts, Tools, and Methods, published by Kogan Page, lectures in UCD School of Law and the Law Society of Ireland on Data Governance and Data Protection, and in the Smurfit Graduate School of Business on Data Ethics. He is also a member of the Innovation Value Institute in NUI Maynooth. He is a Fellow of the Irish Computer Society and a Fellow of Information Privacy from the IAPP.
Over 30 years of life science experience spanning clinical research, product development, innovation, government grants, data management, data science, applied analytics and patient reported outcomes research.
Barbara currently leads a global team of product owners, developing ICON Digital Product for decentralized trials. Prior to this Barbara was a leader of innovation projects, evaluating potential game changers for the clinical research industry developing new products, using data science technologies such as human assisted AI. Barbara led the first in class ICHOM benchmarking pilot program and works on initiatives to make healthcare more equitable for all of society by measuring outcomes that matter most to people.
Barbara has been an advocate for increasing female representation for many years, founding ICON’s Women in Technology initiative in 2022. Barbara sits on the Advisory Board of Global Digital Health Network, advising on content development and delivery of the GRIT International Accelerator program for women in life sciences. She also sits on the Technical University Dublin’s Advisory Board for the MBA Alumni advising on course content and alumni engagement. Barbara is a facilitator for Google’s IamRemarkable initiative, which strives to empower underrepresented groups to speak openly about their accomplishments. She has also has published in multiple academic & industry journals. Barbara has been a dynamic leader throughout her career, and advocate of mentoring future women leaders of the pharmaceutical industry.
Denise Manton has 20+ years of multi-disciplinary experience with a focus on innovation driven technology and digital transformation initiatives both in industry and in academic research environments, operating at various levels from software engineering to senior management. In her role as Executive Officer of Empower, she will drive the long-term strategic planning of the research programme and lead engagement and collaboration with diverse stakeholder groups, building a community of practice to overcome the global challenges in the area of data governance. Denise is also responsible for ensuring the key objectives are met and growth of the programme achieved.