• Datazed was launched in 2017 by Charles Joseph, following a career in data with Deloitte LLP and Beazley plc.


    Charles specialises in data governance, data quality and data strategy for the insurance industry. He has worked with general insurers, Lloyd’s market firms, brokers and reinsurers.

  • About us

  • some ideas of how i can help you

    Review your current approach to how data is collected, stored, managed and used

    Identify suitable software tools of benefit, based on needs, benefits, costs and complexity

    Build the business case for good quality data in your business

    Learn about the “art of the possible” when it comes to data

    Short-medium term coverage of data roles in your organisation

    Identify talent to build out your team

  • Partner with datazed

    Are you a data expert?

    If you have expertise in the use of data in business, then please get in touch to discuss partnership opportunities. This could include those of you who are already working independently, or those who are looking for part-time or ad hoc opportunities.


    This could include:

    • Data governance
    • Data analytics
    • Data visualisation
    • Data warehousing
    • Database development
    • Data protection and information security, including GDPR
  • Case studies


    This reinsurance business had put in place a sophisticated controls structure to ensure that the necessary activities around data were in place. However, the activities required to complete the controls were too time consuming and onerous.


    The controls became a tick-box activity and users were not able to trust their data.


    Datazed reviewed the operational framework and created a lighter approach with a sharp focus on ensuring that users of data understood their data needs, and could ensure that those creating and providing their data were giving them what they required.

    Insurance data and technology business

    The business unit was set up to be the focal point for data and analytics. It had inherited activity and processes from other parts of the group.


    Datazed created a data governance framework, wrote a new Data Policy with supporting documentation and ran a tool selection process for metadata and master data management.


    We then supported the CDO in identifying a high-calibre candidate to continue the activity as their Head of Data Governance.


    Household name retail insurer

    Datazed provided interim cover for the Head of Data Governance, supporting the Chief Data Officer, on both business as usual activity and the GDPR programme.


    This included the selection and roll out of data governance tooling; and identifying a Data Governance Manager.

  • Public speaking

    Charles has spoken at a number of conferences, and is available for seminars, panel discussions and workshop facilitation.

    • Chief Data Officer Forum - Europe
    • Chief Analytics Officer Forum - Europe
    • RIMES Data Governance conference
    • dataqualitypro.com virtual conference
    • IRM MDM and Data Governance conference
    • Marcus Evans Data Management conference

    At the 2020 edition of the IRM MDM and Data Governance conference, Charles will be giving a half-day workshop on "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - What to do when Data Governance Has Been Binned" and a presentation on "DG and MDM - Managing Sibling Rivalry".


    I am based in London, UK, but happy to work with those further afield by phone, web or video conference.

    London, UK
    +44 (0)7484 25 35 77
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