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Chris Lord

Group CIO - The Collinson Group


Chris has worked in Technology for over 20 years with a main focus on the Financial Markets and is now using that experience to drive improvements in real-time and low-latency analytics in Retail. As part of his career, he worked in the USA for 7 years and managed teams spread across Asia (including building a new team in China), Australia, Europe and North America, he speaks fluent French and passable American. His roles focussed on the transformation and delivery of deployed and SaaS products. His main roles include Reuters where he ran the Fundamental and Reference Data services and more recently Head of Technology at DST (a major global financial services supplier) where he was responsible for the re-design and re-architecture of two core products, culminating in five industry awards. He currently works for dunnhumby where, as CTO, he is responsible for innovation in the customer analytics space using Big Data techniques to drive product strategy for Social Media Advocacy, Pricing and Promotion, and Customer Insight.