In a long and varied career Karl have worked with the biggest companies in the world such as Apple, IKEA, Facebook, Goldman and Unilever. This have given him has a good insight into what it takes to realise the immense value that data brings in the context of modern corporations. Karl have had a frontline seat to the rise of data from something that was collected and stored but seldom looked at, to the lifeblood of modern business. With more than 10 years as a management and strategy consultant behind him Karl is now Global head of data for IKEA helping create the next chapter in the data revolution. and the retailer of tomorrow. Karl’s combination of deep subject matter knowledge and strategic experience means that he can give an unusually holistic and deep picture of the role data science can play in a future where machine learning and cognitive computing will color every aspect of business and life."