CIOs and senior IT professionals are invited to register for CIO UK\u2019s upcoming event on \u2018Developing a data-first strategy\u2019 featuring expert speakers from Channel 4, the Food Standards Agency, Microsoft and Datalytyx.\nThe half-day morning event takes place at the 5-star W London Hotel in London on Thursday 26 April. Including breakfast and a networking lunch, topics to be discussed include moving beyond cloud-first to data-first, opening up data silos, setting up a data science capability, Big Data innovation and enabling data sharing in a secure environment, and whether your organisation needs a Chief Data Officer?\nThe event will feature four speakers on the following topics:\nSian Thomas, Head of Data, FSA- Sian will be discussing Open Data strategy and information governance at the FSA.\nSanjeevan Bala, Head of Data Science at Channel 4- Sanjeevan pioneered the harnessing of Channel 4\u2019s viewer data for commercial and creative purposes. He will be discussing setting up a Data Science Capability at Channel 4.\nAlex Montgomery, Azure Application Innovation Lead, Microsoft UK- Alex currently leads the Azure Application Innovation business for Microsoft in the UK. He has a background in business applications and helps customers drive transformational outcomes through the use of technology. He will be discussing data-driven Systems of Intelligence.\nFernando Martinho, Chief Technology Officer, Datalytyx- With 19 years professional IT experience, Fernando has led digital transformation programmes with omni-channel strategies aligned to digital strategies to drive accelerated growth. Martinho will be speaking on the subject, if you\u2019re not data first, you are data last.\n\nPanel discussions and audience participation Q&As will enable delegates to discuss democratising data science, Open Data and the latest innovations in data management.\nHosted by CIO UK editor, Edward Qualtrough, the event includes breakfast and lunch, along with ample opportunity for networking.\nIf you are a senior IT professional and are interested in the event taking place at the W Hotel, London, please register here.\nFor any enquiries about the event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.