Orlando Machado

Chief Data Officer of the LEGO Group, NED of the University of Cambridge & Former Group Chief Data Scientist of Aviva

  • Chief Data Officer Governing Body Member of Evanta
  • Former Advisory Board Member of the European Data Science Academy
  • Former Chief Data Scientist & Head of Customer Science for MoneySuperMarket.com
  • Former Head of Analytics for WPP
  • Ranked No.1 on the DatalQ 100 Most Influential People in Data-Driven Business

When Orlando Machado is booked for events, they are known to discuss the following speaking topics:

Analytical Data in Business
Maintaining Data Ethics
AI Technology & The Future

Orlando Machado has forged a reputable career of over two decades, helping the World’s biggest organisations to reap the benefits of data. Currently working as the Chief Data Officer of the LEGO Group, Orlando’s responsibility lies in storing and managing the data of the LEGO Group, and exploring the ways in which customer experience can be improved through data insights. Having worked in a diverse array of industries, from financial services and technology to manufacturing and retail, Orlando inspires people to put data at the heart of digital transformation. Inspiring the innovator of tomorrow, Orlando is commended for his ability to contextualise how exponential technologies, such as AI, can be used to evolve and transform industries with their data-driven abilities. When looking for a preeminent expert on data, privacy, maintaining data ethics and the future of AI technology, hire Orlando Machado today!

Having today forged a successful career analysing data, Orlando’s talent became evident when he began working as a Statistician in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Leicester in 1996. Here, he used cutting-edge simulation techniques that allowed him to predict the demand for health services, developing his analytical and inquisitive mindset. Since then, Orlando has also worked as a Capacity Analyst for the BBC, the Head of Analytics for WPP, the Head of Insight Analysis and Head of Digital Solutions for dunnhumby and an Advisory Board Member of the European Data Science Academy. In 2012, Orlando was appointed to one of his most prominent roles in data science, becoming the Head of Customer Science for MoneySuperMarket.com. In 2015, Orlando was promoted to Chief Data Scientist of MoneySuperMarket.com, a role in which he pioneered data-driven monetisation for one of the country’s largest digital businesses.

Since then, Orlando has also worked as the Group Chief Data Scientist of Aviva and the Chief Data Officer Governing Body Member of Evanta. He has also committed time to working as a NED of Neos and a NED of the University of Cambridge, along with volunteering as a Member of the Gender Equality Leadership Team of Business in the Community. Having also been a Mentor of the 30% Club UK, Orlando’s commitments have seen him named at No.1 on DatalQ’s 100 Most Influential People in Data-Driven Business, and the recipient of the Professor Derek Holder Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2023 DatalQ Awards. Having worked at the cutting-edge of data-driven companies, Orlando is widely regarded as a data authority, in particular, on maintaining data ethics and the data on the future of artificial intelligence.

Having worked for the UK’s largest price comparison website, one of the World’s largest insurance companies and an illustrious global toy manufacturer, Orlando’s eminent career informs his expertise as a speaker, and forges his credibility as an expert on data-driven business. Now hired as a talented data speaker, Orlando engages audiences on how rapid technology is causing large amounts of data to be available to businesses, and how businesses can reap the benefits of this large volume of data being created. Along with the benefits of data, Orlando is also hired to educate audiences on the threats related to data, specialising in maintaining data ethics – such as the ethics of artificial intelligence data. When looking to hire a revered expert on data, analytical data in business, data ethics, AI and the future, hire Orlando Machado today.

Official Testimonials

Orlando Machado is regularly booked to engage audiences at events, read their latest feedback below:

“The session went well this morning, Orlando had a slide deck and was very engaging and humourous, so very enjoyable! He has a great talent for making things easy to understand and digestible in what is a complex topic!”

Cheetah Digital

To enquire about Orlando Machado for your event or corporate function, simply contact us via agent@ai-speakers-agency.com or call a booking agent on 0207 1010 553.