Data Panel Discussion

Panel discussion on the ethics behind data use followed by a Q&A.

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The Digital Greenhouse

Join us for a panel discussion on the ethics behind data use in business, with discussions from local experts on methods, considerations and applications of using data. Followed by a Q&A session.

Panellists include Nichole Culverwell CHART. PR, MCIPR, Director of Black Vanilla, Matt Thornton is Co-Founder of Cortex Technologies , Sarah Snelson is Director of Public Policy at Frontier Economics, Rachel Masterton, Deputy Data Protection Commissioner (More to be announced!)

This event is part of Data Driven Guernsey 2021, a week of data-focused events and workshops jam-packed with information to boost your business concluding with April's Innovation Lab.


Matt Thornton

Matt Thornton is Co-Founder of Cortex Technologies, a local software house with extensive experience in all things data: data warehousing, systems integration and API development at varying scales. Cortex provides solutions to their clients as well as building out their own tools and products, including Bragi, their lightweight data warehouse automation tool. Find out more about Cortex


Nichole Culverwell

Nichole Culverwell Chart. PR, MCIPR, Director of Black Vanilla. 
Nichole has over 25 years’ PR experience, working in the UK, Australia and the Channel Islands. Her career has included in-house and large agency roles, working with a wide variety of clients across the health, retail and financial services sectors. 
Nichole set up her first PR business over 15 years ago in London and now runs Black Vanilla, a Channel Islands communications agency.
Nichole is a CIPR Chartered Public Relations Practitioner and has a CIPR Specialist Diploma in Crisis Communications. She is also the Vice-Chair of the Channel Islands CIPR Committee, sits on the CIPR Knowledge Panel and is a member of the Guernsey IoD Committee. Find out more about Black Vanilla

Sarah Snelson

Sarah Snelson is Director of Public Policy at Frontier Economics with nearly 20 years experience of providing economic, evidence-based advice to clients. Sarah leads Frontier’s policy work on data and digital technologies, advising clients across the public and private sectors. Her recent work has considered data access and uses from the consumer, business and societal perspectives including questions of privacy, trust, protection from harm, competition and innovation. Sarah also leads Frontier’s Information Governance Remit with responsibility for data protection and information security. Find out more about Frontier Economics

Rachel Masterton

Rachel Masterton, Deputy Data Protection Commissioner
Rachel's role as Deputy Data Protection Commissioner includes oversight of regulatory and enforcement matters together with the provision of advice and guidance to organisations and members of the public. Her role on the Office of the Data Protection Authority (ODPA) senior leadership team includes contributing to strategic planning, development and governance. Rachel holds an ISEB Certificate in Data Protection and an LLM in Information Rights Law and Practice. Find out more about the Office of Data Protection Authority.

Interested in attending more events? Find out more about Data Driven Guernsey 2021