James Watson

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Managing Consultant

 

  • > Data & analytics product ownership
  • > Cloud data platform delivery
  • > Data-driven business transformation
  • > Financial modelling
  • > Profitability assessment
  • > Data warehousing and BI reporting

Background

I joined DMW after six years at Accenture, where I specialised in data, analytics, reporting and product ownership for Financial Services & Public Sector clients.

Prior to consulting, I enjoyed two and a half years of teaching secondary school Science, a stint in research science, and I graduated with a Master’s degree in Chemistry from Durham University.

With analytical use cases increasingly underpinned by cloud architectures, the convergence of data and cloud has been my primary focus at DMW.

Outside of work, I enjoy exploring what Yorkshire has to offer with my family and friends, usually accompanied by overly curated Spotify playlists.

Skillset

I work best at the intersection of business and technology, wearing multiple hats to work effectively with senior stakeholders, domain architects, engineers, suppliers, and everyone in between.

I pride myself on quickly being able to understand technical solutions, and greatly enjoy analysing complex systems and processes to find meaning and insight.

I have seen first-hand the benefits from today’s cornucopia of cloud technologies and modern engineering practices. I am always excited to work with clients along this journey to unlock more value in data and deliver better data products with empowered employees at the heart of this transformation.

Career Highlights

• Working alongside a very talented group of platform, application and data engineers to build a cloud data platform (AWS). We provided a long-term analytics solution for a critical government department in the UK. 

• Working end-to-end for a Tier 1 Investment Bank to identify, build, productionise and monitor methodologies to assess client profitability. This incorporated risk and capital consumption to move sales’ focus to more sustainable revenue generation.

• Helping a multinational aid charity identify and explain trends in discretionary spend allocation, presenting findings back to Finance Directors from over 30 country offices.

•Taking a group of 12 Year 9 students from West-Yorkshire to America to compete in an international creativity and problem solving competition.  I think I aged about two years in one week!

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