British Data Awards 2024: Finalists Announced

British Data Awards 2024: Finalists Announced

With a record 321 entries received, competition to be named a Finalist in the British Data Awards 2024 proved to be especially tough. But the wait is finally over! Today we’re delighted to announce the Finalists of the British Data Awards 2024.

The British Data Awards is an annual campaign that discovers and celebrates the UK’s data success stories. Organisations taking part in our fourth edition include 14 FTSE 100 heavyweights, tech unicorns, innovative start-ups, public sector pioneers, not-for-profit organisations, and everything in between.

Our 2024 Finalists reflect the vibrancy, diversity, and sheer ingenuity of the UK’s data ecosystem. Global or micro, established or emerging, the British Data Awards is proud to be a platform that embraces organisations of all stripes that are united by a passion for data.

Jason Johnson, Co-Founder of Predatech & British Data Awards 2024 judge said, “Each year we set out on a quest to discover and celebrate the very best that the world of data has to offer. I’ve been blown away by the standard of entries this year and would like to extend my congratulations to all our Finalists on this incredible achievement. I can’t wait to celebrate your successes in May”.

We’d also like to express our thanks to the British Data Awards 2024 all-star judging panel for helping to select our Finalists:

Neil Carden: President, EMEA at Blend | Dr Sophie Carr: Founder at Bays Consulting | Caroline Carruthers: CEO at Carruthers and Jackson | Dr Roxane Heaton: Chief Information Officer at Macmillan Cancer Support | Rob Holtom: Executive Director, Digital, Data & Tech at the Information Commissioner’s Office | Dr Johanna Hutchinson: Chief Data Officer at BAE Systems | Jason Johnson: Co-Founder at Predatech | Kinnari Ladha: Chief Data Officer at Merlin Entertainments | Sami Rahman: Director of Data at Hypebeast | Niresh Rajah: Group Chief Data Officer at Danske Bank | Adam Ryan: Chief Data Officer at Calligo | Romit Sen: Head of Data Science at British Airways | Dr Jo Watts: CEO & Founder at Effini

Category Partners

This year we’re delighted to be joined by five category partners that are equally passionate about data.

Calligo, Domo and exponentia.ai logos

Nixinfinity-AI and The Dot Collective logos

And so, without any further ado, your British Data Awards 2024 Finalists are:

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Overall Awards

Innovation of the Year (presented by Exponentia.ai): Aviva | Bays Consulting | British Airways | Dexory | Eden Smith | Geolytix | Phoenix Group | Sage | Snoop | Synap

Data Transformation of the Year: BAT | British Airways | Carwow | Creative Informatics, University of Edinburgh | Education Authority | Grainger plc | iPlato Healthcare | Ontic | Royal College of Nursing | Succession Wealth

Best Place to Work in Data: Aviva | Billigence Europe | Cynozure | Ekimetrics UK | ElectraLink | Essex County Council | Feeld | North Sea Transition Authority | Optima Connect | Ontic

Large Company of the Year: BAE Systems plc | British Airways | Britvic plc | Cera | Grainger plc | NATS | Superdrug | Wilson James

SME of the Year: 67 Bricks | Carbon Responsible | CloudKubed | Feeld | iPlato Healthcare | Love Energy Savings | Moveout Data Services | STAXO Group | YourParkingSpace

Start-Up of the Year: Data Literacy Academy | Definely | Event Store | Made With Intent

Climate Change Initiative of the Year: BeZero Carbon | British Airways | Fathom | Trase | Grainger plc | NatWest | North Sea Transition Authority | Times Higher Education (THE) | Transform UK | Wilson James

Education Initiative of the Year: Admiral Insurance UK | Alliance for Data Science Professionals | Applied Data Science Partners | Corndel | Data Education in Schools | Eden Smith | Education Authority | JLL | Lloyds Banking Group | Synap

Data Vendor of the Year: Calligo | Confluent | ElectraLink | Panintelligence | Preqin | Solidatus | Tech City Labs | ThoughtSpot

Data for Good Initiative of the Year: Better Outcomes through Linked Data (BOLD) Programme (MOJ, DHSC, DLUHC and Welsh Gov) | Cera | Corndel | Fathom | Trase | Lottie | Octopus Energy | Times Higher Education (THE) | RNLI | Women in Data

Data for Good Consulting Initiative of the Year: Amplify Analytix | Bright Data | Calligo in Partnership with Digital Jersey | Data Communications Company and Energy Systems Catapult (DCC) | Indigo | Makutu | Nixinfinity-AI | Simpson Associates | The Data Lab | Transform UK

Sector Specific Awards

AI Company of the Year: Calligo | Amplify Analytix | Applied Data Science Partners | Boomi | Exponentia.ai | Intent HQ | Smartbox.ai

Analytics Company of the Year: Advanced Infrastructure Technology | Bays Consulting | Infinity | Kyvos Insights | Think Research | Valytica

Consultancy of the Year: Addepto | 67 Bricks | assimil8 | Audacia | Cynozure | Expert Thinking | Frazer-Nash Consultancy | Intuita Consulting | The Dot Collective

Financial Services Company of the Year: Lloyds Banking Group | NatWest | Pepper Advantage | Preqin | Snoop | St James’s Place | Succession Wealth | Zurich Insurance

Not-For-Profit of the Year: Alliance for Data Science Professionals | dressCode in collaboration with Scottish Tech Army | Marie Curie | RNLI | Sovereign Network Group | Teach First | The Riverside Group

Public Sector Organisation of the Year (presented by Nixinfinity-AI): Ministry of Defence | Ministry of Justice: Better Outcomes Through Linked Data (BOLD) | Network Rail (Wales & Western Region) | North Sea Transition Authority | Warwickshire County Council

Technology Company of the Year: Boomi | Correla | DDC AS | Dexory | IBM | Intent HQ | ScoreApp | Sekura.id | Smartbox.ai

Solution Awards

BI Solution of the Year: Blend and SportScotland Institute of Sports | ElectraLink | Geolytix | Panintelligence | Sovereign Network Group | STAXO Group | ThoughtSpot | UK Power Networks | Warwickshire County Council | YourParkingSpace

Data Management Solution of the Year: BAE Systems (Maritime Services) | BAT | Britvic plc | Matatika | Precisely | Sigmoid | Sovereign Network Group | Unravel Data | Uptitude

People Specific Awards

Data Leader of the Year (presented by The Dot Collective): Sanjeevan Bala, Group Chief Data & AI Officer, ITV Plc | Diane Berry, Chief Data and Analytics Officer, Phoenix Group | Andrew Mason, Head of Data & Analytics, Grainger plc | Sarah Barr Miller, Director of Data and Automation, British Airways | Samir Patel, Head of Data, BAE Systems | Karen Pemberton, Senior Delivery Manager, BP | Duncan Ross, Times Higher Education (THE) | Andy Ruocco, Head of Climate Data, NatWest | Marion Shaw, Head of Data & Analytics, Chaucer Group | Nick Williams, Head of Data, Analytics & AI, Lloyds Banking Group

Data Leader of the Year (Supplier): Dr Alan Brown, CTO, Aptitude Global | Tim Hatton, Head of Data, AND Digital | Siz Mahleka, Head of BI and Advanced Analytics, Merkle | Vishal Marria, CEO, Quantexa | Emily Ransley, AI Technical Lead, IBM | Holly Smith, Senior Resident Solutions Architect, Databricks | Alessandra Zanetti, MD, Accenture

Rising Star of the Year (presented by Domo): Danielle Brocklehurst, Data & BI Manager, Unity Health Group | Dawn Carter, Enterprise Data Architect, BAE Systems | Rachel Dickinson, Business Intelligence and Capabilities, Lloyds Banking Group | Nina Dunwoody, Senior Delivery Manager, Pets at Home | Tom Giles, Business Intelligence Director, Wilson James | Dale Lewis, Principal Cloud Engineer; Data and AI, British Telecom | Indhira Mani, Group Head of Data Transformation – Group Chief Data Office, Danske Bank | Ross Moir, Data Engineer, Blend | Ela Piwowarska, Data Analyst, Integral UK (JLL) | Isabel Worley, Data Champion Network, Ministry of Defence

Data Team of the Year (presented by Calligo): Aviva | Better Outcomes Through Linked Data (BOLD), Data Sharing Team – Ministry of Justice | CloserStill Media | Creative Informatics, University of Edinburgh | PwC | KBR Estates Intelligence | Ministry of Defence | Superdrug | Times Higher Education (THE) | Zurich Insurance

British Data Awards 2024: Grand Connaught Rooms

British Data Awards 2024 Ceremony

Finalists will be celebrated, and Winners announced, at a special awards ceremony due to take place on the 8th of May at the iconic Great Hall of the Grand Connaught Rooms in Covent Garden, London.

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

About Our Category Partners

Calligo: Calligo transforms data into your most lucrative asset and will be presenting the ‘Data Team of the Year’ category. 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.

Domo: Domo transforms business by putting data to work for everyone and will be presenting the ‘Rising Star of the Year’ category. Domo’s low-code data app platform goes beyond traditional business intelligence and analytics to enable anyone to create data apps to power any action in their business, right where work gets done.

Exponentia.ai: An AI-Tech company transforming businesses through AI, ML and data analytics solutions will be presenting the ‘Innovation of the Year’ category. They help organisations solve complex business challenges by combining industry experience, data and AI-first engineering practices, and their propriety technology solutions to achieve business outcomes at scale.

Nixinfinity-AI: Nixinfinity-AI is focused on data management transformation to ensure that you don’t get left behind. They do this by delivering data engineering and automation, which includes AI and big data technology, and are presenting the ‘Public Sector Organisation of the Year’ category.

The Dot Collective: A fast-growing tech consultancy passionate about data engineering, cloud and agile will be presenting the ‘Data Leader of the Year’ category. Based across the UK and Eastern Europe, The Dot Collective bring you unique access to the best pools of data engineering talent in cloud-native technologies, enabled with their home-grown innovative accelerators.

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