We live in a world where data is the new Holy Grail, even to the extent that it's been said that “data replaces strategy". At the same time as understanding the value of data we are all aware of just how much there is and the difficulty, first, of harvesting it accuratelyand then, critically, applying the right analytics. As T-Systems UK CFO and an expert in data strategies we are delighted to welcome Franz- Stephan, a familiar and much valued presence around the D Group table, to address the daunting subject of “The future of data".