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James Hodge
James Hodge

James Hodge is a leading data strategist and field CTO focused on helping organizations drive business outcomes informed by data. Data ethics and digital transformation are two of James’ passions; he regularly speaks on the topic at conferences and recently chaired TechUK’s Data Analytics and AI Committee. James is also an active advisor for startup organizations on how to leverage data as a competitive edge while focusing on simplifying technology architectures. James’ career began in product management and strategy having led Splunk’s Big Data and Analytics product strategy with a specific focus on the Hadoop, Spark and open-source analytics ecosystem. He has deep experience in technical design and consulting for enterprise organizations across Europe. James Hodge loves legos and lives in the UK. He once described himself as “a boy who never grew up,” and his LinkedIn profile alleges that he has a degree from the University of Sheffield.

Partners 1 Min Read

Art of Data: Resilience in F1

As we gear up to the summer F1 races with Canada this weekend before F1 heads to Europe, we sat down with Lando Norris and new McLaren driver Oscar Piastri to discover what makes them both tick on and off the track.
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Shining a Light on McLaren Shadow

Go behind the curtain with McLaren Racing in episode six of the Art of Data, featuring a closer look at how Splunk helps esports drivers go faster with a little help from data-driven insights. 
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Back to Basics at McLaren Racing

As the final laps of the Formula 1 season near, we’re taking a time out with the team at McLaren Racing to hear from engineers, analysts and a certain F1 driver about how data keeps the team moving.
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Art of Data | Engineer Driving School: Lando vs. Daniel

Our Art of Data series lifts the visor on McLaren Racing’s use of data. In this latest episode, we’re putting engineers Will and Tom in the virtual cockpit. Under the expert coaching of the F1 superstars themselves, Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo, it’s time the engineers walked the walk.
Leadership 2 Min Read

TED2022: Esports and Data Have Created a New Era of Play and Access

Splunk's James Hodge reflects on his TED2022 session centered on the New Era of Play, where he spoke about the confluence of his favorite topics: data-driven technology, video games and professional motorsport. Photo: Gilberto Tadday / TED
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Art of Data: The McLaren Formula 1 “Third Car”

Formula 1 is back, and the 2022 season is revving up to be fascinating. New regulations, new car designs and a new racetrack means a load of new data for us at Splunk to get excited about.