Blair Hudson

Blair Husdon Pepper Financial

Blair Hudson

Job Title: Innovation Portfolio Manager for Data Science

Company: Pepper Money

Blair Hudson joined Pepper Group – one of Australia’s leading non-bank lenders – in May 2016, working within the Innovation Centre to meet unmet customer needs through all things data-related: from machine learning to real-time analytics and simulations.

With Pepper’s Innovation Centre built on a “fail-fast” approach, his initiatives are designed to engage the business with new and innovative practices and culture, trading technical perfection for speed to accelerate reaching valuable outcomes.

Before Pepper, Blair was an analytics consultant within a Big Four management consulting firm – supporting clients across many sectors and at various stages of their data journeys.

Blair holds a Bachelor of Information Technology from Macquarie University, and continues to collaborate with universities in his initiatives – recognising the importance of working with students for their creativity, enthusiasm and alternative perspectives.

Twitter: @blairhudson / LinkedIn: blairhudson


Speaking at the following:

13:40 - 14:15
Presentation: Joining the Dots – The Realities of Delivering Innovation

Developing data-related initiatives with a “fail-fast” approach to engaging the business with innovative practices and culture. Hadoop, Blockchain, Real-time… Navigating the technology arms-race to address business problems without losing sight of the commercial drivers. Building authentic relationships as a powerful, low-risk platform for unleashing potential – one decision at a time.