British Data Awards 2023: Finalists Announced

With a record 226 entries received, competition to be named a Finalist in this year’s British Data Awards was tough.

But today is the day! Today we’re excited to announce the Finalists of the British Data Awards 2023.

Designed as a quest to discover and celebrate data success stories, we’re particularly proud that the British Data Awards has once again showcased the diversity, vibrancy, and sheer ingenuity of the data community. Global or micro, established or emerging, the British Data Awards is a platform that embraces organisations of all sizes that are united by a passion for data.

Those taking part this year include FTSE 100 heavyweights, public sector pioneers, technology unicorns, fast-growing start-ups, essential Not-For-Profits, and everything in between.

Jason Johnson, Predatech Co-Founder & British Data Awards 2023 judge said, “Each year we set-off on a campaign to discover and celebrate the best that the world of data has to offer. With the standard so high this year, I’d like to congratulate all our Finalists and I look forward to celebrating your successes in May.”

We’d also like to say thank you to the British Data Awards 2023 all-star judging panel for sharing their expertise and helping to select our Finalists:

Roshan Awatar: Group Director, Data & Analytics at Sky I Lynne Bailey: Chief Data Officer at KPMG UK I Neil Carden: CEO at Forth Point I A Blend360 Company I Dr Sophie Carr: Founder at Bays Consulting I Caroline Carruthers: CEO at Carruthers and Jackson I Christina Finlay: Director of Data & Analytics, Nest I Roxane Heaton: Chief Information Officer at Macmillan Cancer Support I Natalie Jakomis: Director of Data & Analytics at Rightmove I Jason Johnson: Co-Founder at Predatech I Natasha Lauer: Head of Marketing at Soda I Dr Jo Watts: CEO & Founder at effini

Category Sponsors

This year we’re delighted to be joined by four organisations that are equally passionate about data.

And so, without any further ado, your British Data Awards 2023 Finalists are:

Overall Awards

Innovation of the Year: British Airways / Britvic / Code Worldwide / Essex County Council / Mina / MyPathway / Pimloc / Synechron / Tata Consulting Services

Data Transformation of the Year (sponsored by Calligo): Artefact / British Airways / CarTrawler / Department for Education / Grainger PLC / Kubrick Group / Repsol Sinopec Resources UK & Forth Point, a Blend360 Company / Specsavers / Tata Steel UK / UK Power Networks

Best Place to Work in Data (sponsored by New Possible): 67 Bricks / Bays Consulting / Dufrain / Intuita / Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) / Methods Analytics / Specsavers / The Data Shed

Large Company of the Year: Anglian Water / Financial Times / Octopus Energy / Petrofac / The Smart Cube / UK Power Networks / Vodafone UK

SME of the Year: auticon UK / Mina / Panintelligence / SupplyVue / The Data Shed / Vet-AI / YourParkingSpace

Start-Up of the Year: Advanced Infrastructure / Causal / Ethical Intelligence / EthicsGrade / iota-ML / Rewire Fitness / Streamkap /

Climate Change Initiative of the Year: BeZero Carbon / North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA) / Octopus Energy / Petrofac / YourParkingSpace

Education Initiative of the Year: Admiral Insurance / Corndel / Department for Education / Eden Smith Group / Education Authority Northern Ireland / Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) / University of Edinburgh / Vodafone UK

Data Vendor of the Year: ElectraLink / Fivetran / Rivery / Streamkap / Synthesized / ThoughtSpot / Trevor

BI Solution of the Year: ElectraLink / Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) / Methods Analytics / Panintelligence / Skyrise / The Economist Intelligence Unit and 67 Bricks / ThoughtSpot / Transforming Systems

Data for Good Consulting Initiative of the Year (sponsored by The Dot Collective): Bays Consulting / Chrome Angel Solutions / Jumping Rivers / Merkle / Nicola Askham, The Data Governance Coach / Policy in Practice / Profusion / Simpson Associates / Simul8

Data for Good Initiative of the Year (sponsored by The Dot Collective): Advanced Infrastructure / Corndel / Education Authority Northern Ireland / Essex County Council / Kaluza / MCAP / PrecisionLife / Tata Steel UK / UK Power Networks / University of Edinburgh

People Specific Awards

Data Leader of the Year (sponsored by Soda): Anzy Meerasahib, Cloud Data Solutions Architect, Ernst & Young UK / Ehsan Kian, PhD, Data & Analytics Manager, Petrofac / Gareth Powell, Chief Data Officer, Irwin Mitchell / Manca Vitorino, Data Operations Director, Independent Commodity Intelligence Services (ICIS) / Marion Shaw, Head of Data & Analytics, Chaucer Group / Paul Chapman, Global Director of Performance Management, BI and Innovation, Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) / Romit Sen, Head of Data Science, British Airways / Sameer Rahman, Director, Datamonet / Susan Walsh, Founder & MD, The Classification Guru Ltd / Vishal Marria, CEO & Co-Founder, Quantexa

Rising Star of the Year: Deborah Simmonds, Senior Business Intelligence Analyst, Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) / Jack Walton, Data Scientist, Jumping Rivers / Jade Jones, Metadata and Data Quality Manager, Sainsbury’s / Karrie Liu, Director, Hypatia Analytics / Mandy Bath, Lead Analytical Consultant, Merkle / Nicholas Philo, Analyst, Essex County Council / Sami Rahman, Head of Data Engineering & Data Platform, Penguin Random House / Xavi Forde , Senior Data Engineer, The Dot Collective / Yamini Kumar, Programme Controls Manager, Network Rail

Sector Specific Awards

AI Company of the Year: Brytlyt / Papercup / Pimloc / Sigmoid /

Analytics Company of the Year: British Airways / Brytlyt / Chattermill / Ekimetrics / Sigmoid / The Smart Cube

Consultancy of the Year: AND Digital / Artefact / Cynozure / Dufrain / Ekimetrics / Forth Point, a Blend360 Company / Kubrick Group / The Data Shed / The Dot Collective

Financial Services Firm of the Year: Beam / Crezco / St James’s Place & Intellect Design Arena

Healthcare Organisation of the Year: Hertility Health / MyPathway / Specsavers / Synopsis

Not-For-Profit of the Year: Karma Nirvana / Royal National Lifeboat Institution / Save the Children

Public Sector Organisation of the Year: Department for Education / Education Authority Northern Ireland / Essex County Council / North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA)

Technology Company of the Year: Bloomreach / Infinity / Kaluza / MyPathway / Octopus Energy / SupplyVue / Valytica

British Data Awards 2023 Ceremony

Finalists will be celebrated, and Winners announced, at a special awards ceremony due to take place on Thursday 11th May at The Honourable Artillery Company in Central London.

Incorporated by Royal Charter in 1537 (during the reign of Henry VIII), The Honourable Artillery Company, provides a spectacular background to celebrate the work of the data community.

The evening will include a drinks reception on the terrace, a three course dinner with wine, comedy, performers, and of course the awards ceremony. Tickets are now available on a first come, first served basis. Please email us for more information. Our booking policy can be found here.

About Our Category Sponsors

Soda, a data monitoring platform that allows teams to define what good data looks like, and resolve issues swiftly, before they have a downstream impact, are sponsoring ‘Data Leader of the Year’.

The Dot Collective, a fast growing tech consultancy passionate about data engineering, cloud and agile, are sponsoring ‘Data for Good Initiative of the Year’.

Calligo, transforms data into your most lucrative asset and are sponsoring ‘Data Transformation of the Year’. They combine great minds in data science, privacy, security and engineering with leading machine learning, data analytics and cloud platforms to support the operational, customer-centric and revenue-generation aspirations of some of the world’s most ambitious and progressive organisations.

New Possible, an employee insight platform that helps leaders build healthier businesses, are sponsoring ‘Best Place to Work in Data’.

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