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5-8 November 2024
The Grimaldi ForumMonte Carlo, Monaco

Simon Williams
Managing Partner at WovenLight


Simon’s career in applied data started more than 25 years ago as a graduate at Reuters where he learnt the fact that not all data is created equally and that it constantly evolves — and organisations that react faster, better, more precisely have the edge. In due course he progressed to building technology companies; in 2009 he co-founded QuantumBlack, a data analytics firms with roots in Formula 1 which was subsequently acquired by McKinsey in 2015.

In 2020 he set up WovenLight with the vision of applying cutting-edge data analytics and AI to generate superior performance across each aspect of the investment lifecycle. Today he is focused on weaving to deliver upon two aspects: first, post-acquisition portfolio value creation by deploying AI driven templates alongside GP initiatives and management to improve operational performance; and second, pre-acquisition rapid diagnostics leveraging our playbook, benchmarks and AI tooling to accelerate diligence and quantification of value opportunities to better underpin a deal across buy-side, sell-side, and credit.

He lives in Twickenham, south-west London, with his wife, two sports-mad children and a faithful hound.

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Agenda Sessions

  • The real value creators: how are GPs improving performance and driving alpha?

  • Using data to drive performance and gain a competitive edge