Alex has worked with over 100 organisations including 54 universities. He has designed and developed a data capability framework, led the team to create the sector-wide in-year collection model, designed the sector level governance for reporting and co-developed the UCISA Higher Education capability model. Alex also founded and chairs the UK Higher Education Data Governance network. Alex has extensive experience in implementing and supporting best practice data capability, governance and literacy. Alex believes that ‘one size fits none’ so takes a blended approach between best practice and individual university objectives.
Nicola is the leading data governance training provider in the UK. She holds a unique level of experience in the Data Governance field, and has experience in training and coaching major organisations to help them implement full data governance frameworks. Nicola has developed a powerful methodology for implementing data governance based on over 17 years of experience and research into best practices. Her methodology breaks down the data governance initiative into logical steps, which ensures that businesses design and implement a data governance framework that is right for them. Nicola initially worked for a leading UK Bank, and moved into consultancy in 2009. Nicola has worked with clients in a number of different industries including Financial Services, Defence, Utilities and Retail. Nicola is a Director and Committee Member of DAMA UK, she sits on the Expert Panel of Dataqualitypro.com, and regularly writes and presents internationally on data governance best practice.