Bernard Marr

World-leading digital transformation and data expert

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Bernard Marr is an internationally best-selling business author, keynote speaker and strategic advisor to companies and governments. He is one of the world's most highly respected experts when it comes to business performance, digital transformation and the intelligent use of data in business.

Bernard is a regular contributor to the World Economic Forum and writes weekly columns for Forbes, Huffington Post and LinkedIn where his articles are read by millions. His expert comments also regularly feature on TV and radio (e.g. BBC News, Sky News and BBC World) as well as in high-profile publications such as The Times, The Guardian, The Financial Times, the CFO Magazine and the Wall Street Journal.

Bernard Marr is a major social media influencer with over 1 million followers on LinkedIn, the world’s leading professional network, as well as a strong presence on Twitter, Facebook and SlideShare. In fact, Bernard is recognised by LinkedIn as one of the top 5 business influencers in the world.

He has written 15 books and hundreds of high profile reports and articles, including the international best-sellers ‘Data Strategy’, ‘Big Data in Practice’, 'Big Data', 'Key Business Analytics', ‘Key Performance Indicators’, 'The Intelligent Company’, ‘Managing and Delivering Performance’ and ‘Strategic Performance Management’. His books have been translated into over 15 languages and have earned numerous Amazon No 1 best-selling positions, the CMI Management Book of the Year award and the WHSmith best business book award.

Bernard has worked with and advised many of the world's best-known organisations including Accenture, Astra Zeneca, Bank of England, Barclays, BP, Cisco, DHL, Fujitsu, Gartner, HSBC, IBM, Mars, Ministry of Defence, Microsoft, NATO, The Home Office, NHS, Oracle, Orange, Tetley, T-Mobile, Toyota, Royal Air Force, SAP, Shell, the United Nations, Walgreens Alliance Boots, Walmart, among many others.

Speech Topics

Bernard Marr is a popular choice for in-company and event presentations because of his vast practical experience with many of the world’s best known companies and governments, his ability to stay on top of the latest trends, his talent to engage audiences through story telling and analogies, as well as his gift to explain even complex business and technology concepts in simple and understandable ways.

Keynote Presentations
In his keynote presentations Bernard Marr has addressed audiences from around the globe at events including summits and conventions, user conferences, after dinner events, breakfast briefings, product launches, in-company events, sales kick-offs, and many others.

Bernard Marr has recently delivered keynote presentations for events by Microsoft, SAP, IBM, Oracle, Cloudera, Pentland Brands, CMA Canada, Denodo, Information Builders, Pentaho, Expeditors, Successfactors, TDWI, IMI, ICAEW, Universities of Oxford and Cambridge and has delivered plenaries at the CMI Annual Conference, CIPD Annual Conference, People Analytics World, Strategy Leaders Summit, the Open Data Science Conference, Predict, Global Predictive Analytics Forum, Information Management Summit, Gurus of Business Intelligence, as well as many others.

Keynote topics include (but are not limited to): Big data, Internet of Things (IoT), business performance, Artificial Intelligence (AI), analytics, machine learning, KPIs, performance management, strategy, and the digital transformation. Here are examples of presentation titles:
• Competing on data: 4 ways the world’s most valuable asset is transforming every business
• The 4th Industrial Revolution: How to prepare for the digital transformation
• The Internet of Things (IoT): How smart machines are transforming our world
• The big data economy and how to thrive in it
• AI and machine learning: The rise of super-intelligent companies
• Big Data in Practice: How the world’s smartest companies outwit their competition
• Becoming an intelligent company: 5 simple steps to success
• Data Strategy – Why every company is now a data company
• Key Business Analytics: How algorithms are changing everything
• Communicating data for maximum impact: story telling and data visualisation
• Executing a strategy in 5 simple steps
• The Do’s and Don’ts of managing and measuring people performance
• Doing more with less: improving government performance in 3 simple steps
• Winning KPIs – How to measure what really matters


If you are searching for the missing link between Big Data technology and achieving business value - look no further! From the world of science to entertainment, Bernard Marr delivers it - and importantly, shares with us the recipes for success.

Achim Grenzen, Chief Technologist, Analytics, Hewlett Packard.

Leveraging data to drive competitive advantage has shifted from being an option to a requirement, and Bernard Marr provides a comprehensive roadmap for leaders focused on mapping and assessing their journey.

Andrew Salesky, SVP, Global Data Officer, Charles Schwab.

As we enter the Forth Industrial Revolution, Bernard Marr tells us that it will be those companies that view data as a strategic asset that will survive and thrive. He helps us understand how data can improve decision making, improve operations and be monetised in products and services.

Andy Rubin, Chairman, Pentland Brands.

Bernard Marr profoundly challenges many prevailing assumptions about measurement and management. It is your chance to be enlightened. If you feel that you are measuring the wrong things, if you feel you haven't identified all your intangible value drivers, and if, like DHL, you think you should, then talk to him.

Gary Crates, Commercial Director, DHL.

Books and DVDs

Clients often ask about purchasing books for giveaways and delegate packs. Below you’ll find a selection of products by Bernard Marr. Click the images to view on Amazon's website. For bulk orders, please speak with your Booking Agent.

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