Event: Monday 1st June 2015


Monthly Meeting

Monday 1st June 2015 – 6pm

Address Details: The Lansdowne Club, 9 Fitzmaurice Place, Mayfair, London W1J 5JD

The Club Dress Code must be adhered to by everyone entering the club. Men must wear a conventional jacket and collared shirt and ladies must be smartly dressed.


Speaker: Mick Yates

Ex corporate board director and visiting professor at University of Leeds

“Big Data – changing your business to take advantage of this revolution”

There is so much talk about Big Data, yet little practical advice to help organizations deal with it. 90% of all data ever created by the human race was created in the past two years alone – and the rate is accelerating.  The real revolution, though, is that only the individual will be able to access all of his or her own data – companies must come to terms with this loss of control.

The session is for anyone seeking an understanding of the strategic and organizational impact of Big Data, and who wants to use it to real advantage.

You will learn what Big Data is, and how it impacts all businesses, their people and their organizations. Mick will offer strategies you can employ to deal with this data revolution. And, he will show how you can lead change in your organization, to embrace Big Data’s impact in all of your activities.

Mick Yates is an experienced Regional CEO and Board Director, with a track record in big corporations (Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson), start-ups (biotechnology) and non-profit (Save the Children). He has worked across 6 continents, latterly as Head of International Markets for dunnhumby, the customer science and Big Data company. He is also Visiting Professor at the University of Leeds

Mick published “Leadership and Big Data – How do we make sense of it?” in New Eyes, the Human Side of Change Leadership, 2013, and “Developing Leaders in a Global Landscape”, in Linkage’s Best Practices in Leadership Development, 2009.

Mick is the founder of LeaderValues, one of the world’s most visited websites on Leadership Development. He is Companion of the Chartered Management Institute (CCMI), a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA), a keen photographer and an eclectic music fan.

The cost for members is £10

Guests who meet the membership criteria of The Executive Network are most welcome. Please send a brief biography/LinkedIn profile to Joan & Sue.

The cost for guests is £10

Cancellations must be made by notifying us by email at [email protected] Members and guests who cancel at least 3 days prior to the event will receive a full refund.