Sam Lloyd is the Group Analytics Manager for Travis Perkins plc, the UK’s leading builders' merchant and home improvement retailer. Working with over 21 businesses across both the B2B and B2C sectors, Travis Perkins plc have an annualised turnover of over £6bn which creates plenty of exciting opportunity for the value-adding deployment of advanced analytics. Sam joined TP plc in 2016, having achieving an MBA with distinction from Warwick Business School. Prior to this he worked for a global leader in offshore engineering and consultancy, where he was technical manager for some of the highest profile offshore energy projects in recent years. Sam has over 10 years experience in overseeing teams in the collection, analysis and reporting of complex data sets with the specific aim of creating value from data-driven decision making. He is interested in predictive/prescriptive analytics and machine learning applications, architected through Google Cloud Platform, for large scale deployment.