Samir is a data strategy and analytics leader and the CEO & Founder of datazuum - a data and analytics consultancy. The company is focused on delivering projects for their clients in: data strategy, data management and data science. The company works with C-Suite leaders and their teams to extract value from the data they generate, to improve operational efficiency, drive new revenue and gain competitive advantages over business rivals.
Samir’s career began in working at Computer Sciences Corporation delivering complex ERP & CRM implementations in the Defence & Aerospace industry. While at CSC, he was selected to shape and lead CSC’s Consultants European Leadership Academy. After CSC he went on to join Christie’s the International Auctioneers, as one of their first business transformation specialists.
After two years, he was the fastest rising VP and was promoted to lead the global Customer Relationship Management team. Here he worked with the team to perform data analysis, driving insights to create new products and revenue streams.
After leaving Christie’s, he embarked on a career with Accenture working in Government Consulting. Where he was one of three programme managers leading the largest pensions transformation programme for the Department of Work and Pensions. After successfully delivering at the DWP, Samir was asked to lead the UK Government Sales Team.
Having left Accenture, Samir was invited to lead a team of 20 consultants to advise the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago on Public Sector Transformation. Successfully, working on transforming all ministries and implementing digitally driven programmes (at a central and local level).
Moving back to the UK after two years, Samir was asked to lead the expansion of Vertex Business Services in the UK launching their Decision Sciences business. Which led him to the core of Data & Analytics, and why today he is running datazuum.
He has 20 years of international experience in the UK, Europe, US and the Caribbean, working across many verticals such as retail, media, technology, logistics, postal, insurance, banking, telecoms, policing, charities and government (central and local).
A regular speaker at international conferences, charity fundraiser, mentor and youth champion for Working Knowledge - supporting young people to achieve their personal and career goals in life.