Chief Data Officer

Ian Thomas

Ian is the Chief Data Officer in the UK and joined the firm in 2021. He has over 20 years’ data experience, including 12 years at Microsoft’s headquarters in Redmond, Washington, where he ran a series of large-scale data projects with the Xbox, Office, Windows, and Bing teams. Ian’s expertise encompasses both the technical and cultural aspects of data; as CDO at Publicis Groupe, he advised major global clients on their data maturity and created a structured data competency model for the Groupe’s 3,000 data specialists. He spends a lot of time with other CDOs in the UK and US discussing the cultural barriers to better data usage.

Ian holds a degree in Electrical & Information Sciences from the University of Cambridge and a Master’s degree in Optoelectronic Engineering from Oxford University. Outside of work, he enjoys singing, travelling, skiing, gaming, and spending time with his wife and daughter.

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