Speaker Bio & Abstract

Cathrine Armour Chief Customer Officer
UK Hydrographic Office

BiographyAs Chief Customer Officer at the UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO), and member of the Executive Board, Cathrine leads the global commercial activity overseeing a 300-strong team across customer strategy, innovation, product and service development, sales, business development, marketing, channel operations and customer services, to deliver marine data solutions that support safe, secure and thriving oceans.

Cathrine leads UKHOs teams as they deliver the organisations Public Task of ensuring safety of life at sea, meeting the UK National Security Strategy and defence marine geospatial needs. She represents UK Government at UN-GGIM and is a member of the Geospatial Commission Strategy Group. AbstractFAIR data makes better dataData is central to decision-making. Better data supports better decisions. Critical decisions such as those demanded in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal's demand data that is FAIR: findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable. A Circular Data Economy based on FAIR principles can support the achievement of the SDGs whilst enabling a global data infrastructure.