Chief Data Officer
Heidi Lanford is Chief Data Officer for Fitch Group.
She is responsible for transforming the way Fitch leverages data across its businesses to enhance current products and internal applications, as well as exploiting the value of data for new product development.
Ms. Lanford joined Fitch in 2020 from Red Hat (an IBM company), where she was the Vice President of Enterprise Data & Analytics, responsible for developing their data and analytics ecosystem, establishing data governance and building an insights-driven organization. Formerly Ms. Lanford held executive positions with Avaya and WPP.
Ms. Lanford is a frequent keynote speaker on topics about building a data culture, data literacy, applied analytics/data science and women in STEM. She holds a BA in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Virginia, where she sits on the board of their School of Data Science.