Ian West, Director of Digital Information Services at Project One, has been recognised on the DataIQ 100 2018 as one of the most influential people in data-driven business in the UK.
Having first appeared on the list in 2017, Ian has retained this prestigious accolade for the second year running. It acknowledges his 30+ years’ experience in the IT industry, and his success with supporting businesses discover the value of their data and maximise the opportunities within the digital landscape. The DataIQ 100 2018 list also features many of Project One’s clients.
David Reed, Knowledge and Strategy Director at DataIQ commented: “The final line up of the DataIQ 100 2018 is our strongest yet and represents how far data and analytics practitioners have come since we first published the list five years ago,” When asked about Ian’s inclusion on the 2018 list, he added: “Ian’s nomination highlighted that he is a great champion of innovation in the data industry and his commitment to transforming the business world through the power of information makes him a worthy member of the DataIQ community.”
Ian West stated: “The calibre of individuals included in the DataIQ 100 demonstrates the talent-rich and innovative nature of the digital industry and I’m delighted to be featured again this year. The DataIQ 100 also acts as a great reminder of the importance of nurturing the future generation to continue to attract talent to this fascinating industry.”
Since joining Project One in October 2017, Ian has been driving the development of a new Digital Information Service, supporting clients in achieving their digital goals. The Digital Information Service complements Project One’s established and proven change leadership capabilities with every aspect of the data, content, information, insight continuum. Project One also supports clients with implementing emerging information-centric technologies and business programmes, such as big data and data lake infrastructure, as well as cognitive computing, machine learning, robotics, augmented and virtual reality advice, and programme leadership.
Commenting on the importance of data-driven business, Ian West said, “Data is becoming a critical metric for business success and if organisations want to be able to keep up with the rapidly evolving digital marketplace, they must embrace the opportunities, and challenges, that safe, secure and responsible data management presents. Treating data as a strategic asset can transform how businesses operate and enable them develop and maintain a strong competitive advantage.”