Pamela Cook named as one of the most Influential in Data

by Victoria Thomason

28 Mar 2020

Infoshare’s Pamela Cook joins the list of the most influential people in Data

Pamela Cook, CEO of Infoshare, the data quality software company where every data record counts, has been named in the DataIQ 100 list of the most influential leaders in data and analytics in the UK. More than 1,000 nominations were received with only 100 making the final cut.

Leading Infoshare since 2010 as its CEO, Pamela has been the driving force for changing the landscape of data quality in the UK with groundbreaking technology focused on data quality, data management and data governance.

As a ‘Data Quality for Good’ champion, Pamela and her team have been responsible for many successful projects and data sharing initiatives aimed at protecting vulnerable members of society. Infoshare’s work with police forces has led to improved accuracy of millions of police records as well as the implementation of fully compliant police data processes. In both the public and private sector, Infoshare has delivered multi-million pounds in savings through its data quality, single customer view and data management software and support.

Pamela Cook, CEO of Infoshare, said: “I am overwhelmed at my nomination and honoured to take my position in the DataIQ line-up. I will be doing all that I can to make the most of this opportunity to ensure better understanding and best practice in the data industry.

“As a CEO of an SME amongst all these heavyweights, I cannot reinforce enough the importance of good data that is used ethically. I know from personal experience that data can change lives for the better but good accurate data is not enough. Behind every record is a person and we need to be human-driven, not data-driven to ensure the protection of the customer and their data is at the core of everything in the data and analytics industry.”

As well as her role of CEO, Pamela is also a Magistrate and sits on the Government’s Small Business Panel, that advocates for the rights and protection of small businesses in the UK.

“The launch of the 2020 edition of the DataIQ 100 is a moment for celebration, especially given the critical role of data and analytics in business, the economy and society today. All the individuals chosen are delivering transformative support to their organisations, and make for an impressive line-up,” said David Reed, knowledge and strategy director, DataIQ.

The DataIQ 100 was revealed during an online celebration of the most outstanding data and analytics leaders and practitioners within the data industry. Hosted by David Reed, the DataIQ 100 event and countdown was live-streamed with the likes of Orlando Machado, chief data scientist at Aviva, the incumbent DataIQ 100 number one, sharing his experiences of being part of the DataIQ 100 community.

You can view the full DataIQ 100 list here:


About Infoshare

In a world of data industry giants, Infoshare stands apart. Our software speaks for itself in head-to-head comparisons – delivering multi-million pound savings annually to public and private organisations. Data quality, data management, and data governance is what we do best: saving organisations millions of pounds; identifying children at risk; identifying fraud; identifying vulnerable people and reducing departmental costs. When ‘good enough’ data is no longer good enough.