Simone Steel, CDAO, UK

Simone Steel, Former Chief Data and Analytics Officer, Nationwide Building Society, UK

Simone Steel is the former Chief Data and Analytics Officer for Nationwide Building Society and the leader of their Data and Analytics community. Before joining Nationwide in April 2020, she held leadership positions at Morgan Stanley, Refinitiv (spin off of Thomson Reuters) and The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) within their Risk and Finance products and functions. Her experience in Data and Information Technology extends over 30 years, developed through software engineering, data architecture and the transformation of complex systems. In the last 10 years she has focused on Data and Technology strategy definition and execution, including the implementation of modern ways of working for data-driven and digital businesses. Simone has worked in locations across Europe, Asia and the Americas, in a variety of industries including Financial Services, Telecommunications, Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Goods and Technology and Data Services. Simone is an active ambassador for women and BAME professionals in Data, Technology and Finance. Her academic background includes Computing, Economics and Data Science.

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