Simon Williams

Simon Williams
Chief Executive, QuantumBlack

Website | @sg_williams

Chief Executive and Co-Founder of QuantumBlack, a Data Science agency that blends strategy, analytics and creative to help firms derive insight from data to make faster, smarter decisions.

Client projects include Boeing to improve yield in strategic R&D investment, McKinsey & Co in developing cutting-edge business analytics, Microsoft in creating new visual language for biological research and several Formula 1 racing teams building race strategy engines.

Prior to QuantumBlack led several data driven start-ups including SmithBayes, a spin-out from McLaren the Formula 1 racing team. Started career in real-time trading systems at Reuters and ABN AMRO.


Location: Sponsor Pavilion (Table A)
Simon Williams (QuantumBlack), Jacomo Corbo (QuantumBlack)
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Business & Industry
Location: King's Suite Level: Non-technical
Simon Williams (QuantumBlack), Jacomo Corbo (QuantumBlack)
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Strategy has changed. The step-change in data abundance, speed and competition means that static business plans striving for that 'perfect answer' are obsolete. We'll demonstrate how the Data Science underpinning race strategy engines used in Formula One to plan, track and update strategy in real-time are enabling Fortune 500 be more agile, and creating a new way of strategy planning. Read more.


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