Lauren Sager Weinstein, CDO, Transport for London
Lauren Sager Weinstein, Chief Data Officer, at Transport for London (TfL), leads TfL in using our vast amounts of system data to transform how TfL plans and operates transport in London. Lauren created TfL’s Data and Analytics department, building a team of data scientists, data software developers, and analytics translators who provide data tools for TfL to understand customer travel behavior, and analytic tools to operate and plan London’s vast transport network. Her team’s analysis has been instrumental during the challenges of the past year, providing TfL, London city officials, UK Government, and the public with information about how travel changed during 2020. Lauren joined TfL in 2002 and she’s held a variety of roles, working on many projects, including the launch of the contactless payment system across London’s transport network. Originally from Washington, DC, USA, she has degrees from Princeton University and from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, who recently awarded Lauren the 2019 Alumni Award for Digital Innovation. Lauren was named the 2017 UK Chief Data Officer of the year by the CDO Club, and was honoured to be included in The Female Lead’s 20 role models in Data & Technology 2017. She has also been included for several years in in DataIQ’s list of 100 most influential UK data and analytics practitioners.