Webinar - 1 Hour
Data Transformation
Data Transformation
Digital Transformation

The Gym Group’s Head of Data & AI on the art of building a high-performance data team.

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The Gym Group was founded in 2008 and now has more than 200 gyms across the UK. Since re-opening post-COVID, our ambition has accelerated, and we’re completely focussed on the customer’s holistic health and fitness. The culture in The Gym Group is fantastic, and our ‘can-do’ attitude ensures we always do the right thing for our customers.

What this webinar is about.
Ascent’s Chief Data Scientist Rich Pugh & Premal Desai, Head of Data & AI at The Gym Group, got together to discuss the art and science of building a high-performance, empowered, inspired data team.
What you’ll take away.
  • How to define the most important data-led technology decisions
  • Awareness of how to approach business strategy and the business questions you want the data to answer for you.
  • Understanding where data transformations stops and technology transformation starts
  • The importance of governance
  • Top tips for managing stakeholder engagement and building high-functioning data teams

Your hosts & presenters.
Jason Micallef

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Rich Pugh
Chief Data Scientist

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Premal Desai
Head of Data & AI at The Gym Group

Commercial business leader with a passion for delivering great customer experiences using advanced data & analytics. Global Data & Analytics lead within $7bn Financial Technology business at Thomson Reuters. Created a data and analytics organisation to help technologists and software developers gain product and usage insights and design a better customer experience.

At present Premal nurtures and leads the Data & AI team at the Gym Group - a fast growing UK-based health & leisure business. Outside of his day job, Premal is a keen Angel / Seed investor and adviser for a number of startups.

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