Pete Hitchen (Panelist)
Pete leads a team in Close Brothers Asset Finance & Leasing division focused on data governance, quality, management, regulatory & reporting, growth as well as commissions. He has lead similar market/competitive/customer and data “intelligence” functions in IBM, Microsoft (both based in Australia & Singapore) as well as heading corporate strategy functions in IBM (both based in Australia & Singapore) during a 25 year period.
Pete is passionate about structuring and managing data capability into actionable intelligence – this means not just insights but into information that provides a confident foundation that decisions can be based on by senior leadership and relevant stakeholders across the business (sales, ops, finance, HR etc). He strongly believes in building a “data” function that not only requires the right infrastructure (working hand-in-glove with the CIO) and analytics capability but also in leading the business in the needed cultural & behavioural alignment to creating, managing and using the intelligence provisioned from the customer/market data.