Sam Knowles

Sam Knowles

Sam Knowles is the founder and MD of data storytelling consultancy Insight Agents, and is a Fellow of the Market Research Society, the Royal Society of Arts, and the Professional Speaking Association. A trainer and keynote speaker, he hosts the Data Malarkey and Small Data Forum podcasts and has written three books on how to use data smarter.



Every contact leaves a trace



The Auditorium

Angela Gallop is the forensic scientists’ forensic scientist; the forensic scientist of her generation. After hitting her head on the glass ceiling of the Home Office Forensic Science Service, Angela became a serial entrepreneur, bootstrapping and scaling-up three, multi-million-pound forensic science businesses. She developed an expertise and a reputation for solving cold cases – criminal investigations, usually of murders, that foxed everyone…but Angela. From Rachel Nickell to Roberto Calvi, Damilola Taylor to Stephen Lawrence – each case was solved by Angela and her teams. 

In this inspiring and deeply human chat, data storyteller Sam Knowles will ask keynote speaker Angela to explore and explain the meaning of the maxim of the founding father of forensic science, Edmond Locard, who observed: “Every contact leaves a trace”.