Simon James Gratton

Simon James Gratton

Chief Data Officer at Zurich Insurance


A proven CDO, CTO & IT strategist combined with a slice of ‘data and digital artist’ plus a passion for making the complex simple with a track record of ‘getting to the point’ through pictures and making the journey fun.

Awarded 2nd place in Information Age Magazine’s UK Data 50 for 2015.

I have a passion for driving business change and innovation using information as the strategic asset, having honed my skills across numerous global blue-chip organisations.

A proven history of ‘building’ multifaceted teams using innovative recruitment and training mechanisms including government apprenticeships and collaborations with major universities.

I am an experienced corporate keynote speaker and global industry ‘blogger’ and, have created more Powerpoint presentations, whitepapers and thought-leadership concepts than previously thought humanly possible.