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Chief Data & Analytics Officer Fall Boston

Accelerate Data-Driven Business Transformation
October 27 - 28, 2021: The Premier LIVE Summit for Data & Analytics Leaders


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The must-attend 7th annual CDAO Fall Boston 2021 is exclusively designed for the cutting-edge data & analytics leader, focusing on aligning data strategy with digital transformation, leveraging data analytics to increase business value; and spearheading a data-driven culture that utilizes data as an engine for growth.

  • Learn from, network, and share knowledge with forward-thinking leaders from some of the most recognizable brands in the world.
  • Hear how your peers are accelerating business transformation towards a data-driven culture.
  • Refine your strategy to employ cutting-edge technologies such as AI and ML to provide increased business value.

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250+ Live Attendees

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2021 Speakers Include:

Pawan Verma, Chief Data Officer, ICBC

Pawan Verma
Chief Data Officer
ICBC

 

Ishita Majumdar, VP, Data Analytics Platforms, eBay

Ishita Majumdar
VP, Data Analytics Platforms
eBay

Sebastian Klapdor, Chief Data Officer, Vistaprint

Sebastian Klapdor
Chief Data Officer
Vistaprint

 

Andrew Sohn, Data Architecture, Engineering, Governance & Enablement Leader, Inspire Brands

Andrew Sohn
Data Architecture, Engineering, Governance & Enablement Leader
Inspire Brands

 

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Laks Meyyappan, Former SVP, Data Analytics, Regions Bank_

Laks Meyyappan
Former SVP, Data Analytics
Regions Bank

 

Victoria Gamerman, Global Head of Data Governance and Insights, Boehringer-Ingelheim-1

Victoria Gamerman
Global Head of Data Governance and Insights
Boehringer-Ingelheim

 

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Brahma Tangella, Head of Analytics & Insights, Plasma Derived Therapies BU,_Takeda

Brahma Tangella
Head of Analytics & Insights
Takeda

 

Amarnath Lingam,_Head of Enterprise Advanced Analytics & Data Science_A,_CDW

Amarnath Lingam
Head of Enterprise Advanced Analytics & Data Science
CDW

 

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2021 In-Person Agenda

8:00am – 9:00am EST

Registration & Open Networking


8:45am – 9:00am EST

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks & Ice Breaker


9:00am -9:30am EST

Presentation: Leveraging Data Analytics to Thrive in the Post-Covid-19 Economy

  • Accelerating cloud migration, AI and ML, while ensuring data integrity and data trust.
  • Maintaining a seat at the table for all of the digital transformation decision-making.
  • Next steps data leaders need to take to progress their digital transformation journey successfully.

9:30am -10:00am EST

Presentation: Delivering Cloud Migration that Promotes AI & Analytics Innovation

  • Migrating data to the cloud support AI and analytics by breaking down silos to give algorithms easier access to data and empowering AI teams with environments that facilitate quicker experimentation
  • Best practices to uncover hidden data and map out the entire data ecosystem before cloud migration.
  • Ensuring data privacy and security in the cloud.

10:00am – 10:45am EST

Panel Discussion: What’s Next in Data Integration?

  • How can data leaders ensure successful data cataloging across data providers and build a data platform that can be used across the enterprise?
  • Best practices to feed data to multiple platforms across different business units and user personas.
  • Is the single source of truth still the holy grail of data when we look to the near future? Is it still worth pursuing even with more widespread high-speed processing technology?

Moderator: Nick Amabile, Chief Executive Officer, DAS42
Pawan Verma, Chief Data Officer, ICBC
Victoria Gamerman, Global Head of Data Governance and Insights, Boehringer-Ingelheim
Krishna Karuturi, Senior Director, Computational Sciences, The Jackson Laboratory


10:45am –11:30am EST

Mid-Morning Coffee Break & Networking


11:30am – 12:00pm EST

Presentation: Balancing Data Agility with Data Protection and Privacy

  • Best practices to ensure data privacy and protection while providing the business with self-service data capabilities.
  • Increasing data literacy through on-going internal education to empower stakeholders to make intelligent decisions.
  • Building robust frameworks to manage data access while ensuring the right person has the right data at the right time.

11:45am – 12:15pm EST

Presentation: Accelerate Speed to Insights with AI & Low-Code Tools

  • Empowering data users to create, consume and operationalize data-driven insights.
  • Establishing a consumer-grade AI technology to deliver self-service.
  • Integrating data apps with your existing cloud ecosystem to speed up data search from cloud sources.

12:30pm - 1:15pm EST

Panel Discussion: The Journey to AI Explainability and Ethics – Promoting Trust and Effectively Managing AI Outcomes

  • Ensuring that your Training Data is accurate, bias free and trustworthy
  • Successful practices to tackle bias and improve model outcomes
  • Promoting accountability for tracking and communicating the lineage of AI-driven outcomes and stress testing models

Laks Meyyappan, VP, Data Science, Retail, CVS Health
Dan Power, MD, Data Governance, Global Markets, State Street
Haroon Abbu, VP, Digital, Data & Analytics, Bell Howell


1:15pm –2:15pm EST

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2:15pm – 3:00pm EST

The CDAO Function – What Organizational Structure is Best for Success?

  • What are the pros and cons of the CDAO function sitting within IT vs. other organizational structures?
  • What reporting lines have proven to offer CDAOs the most exposure to the business, the most freedom, and the greatest opportunities to influence and have an impact?
  • How can leaders mature their strategic position in order to maintain a seat at the table, ultimately reporting directly to the CEO?

Amarnath Lingam, Head of Enterprise Advanced Analytics & Data Science/AI, CDW
Stephen Gatchell, Head of Data Enablement, Bose Corporation

Adaptive Data Governance – Balancing Compliance with Innovation to Drive Business Outcomes

  • What are the foundational capabilities to move from compliance-based data governance to an enabler of business innovation?
  • How are data leaders using adaptive governance to build flexible, dynamic strategy across the organization?
  • Building distributed collaboration across all teams who benefit from data use
  • Building outcomes, control, agility & autonomy as central pillars in your governance framework

3:00pm – 3:45pm EST

Enabling a Real-Time Enterprise with Data Democratization

  • Organizations today are beyond the point of too much data, and often with too few insights
  • How can data analytics leaders leverage AI to promote widely accessible data for real-time business decisions?
  • While there are no plug-and-play solutions to data democratization, what are the technologies that currently present the best value proposition?

Overcoming the ROI Challenge on AI & ML Initiatives to Secure Long-Term Investment

  • While business stakeholders’ expectations are partly due to the AI hype, there is also a challenge of proving the real value of initiatives as fast as the business expect
  • Is there a right balance between the emphasis on AI tools, technologies and models, vs ensuring teams spend enough time on measuring incremental value of AI projects?
  • Balancing short-term wins with long-term success
  • Key steps towards addressing and improving return on investment
3:45pm – 4:30pm EST

Afternoon Coffee Break & Networking


4:30pm – 5:00pm EST

Turbocharge Business Intelligence with Data Fabrics: Next-Gen Data Management

  • The increased adoption of hybrid cloud environments has added layers of complexity and cost to data management.
  • Intelligent data fabrics can revolutionize data management and the integration of multiple data sources.
  • Other benefits of intelligent data fabrics: from faster access via self-service and risk mitigation to automating operations.
  • How to progress the journey to a successful data fabric implementation to manage data collection, governance, integration, and sharing.

AI-Fueled Customer Journeys - Innovating CX with Advanced Analytics

  • Aligning data and AI initiatives with CX priorities.
  • Leveraging advanced insights to understand customers’ needs, attitudes and behaviors.
  • Building a customer-centric data strategy to create a seamless, frictionless and connected experience.
  • Creating an agile architecture to scale and improve customer experiences.
5:00pm –5:30pm EST

Panel Discussion: Metadata Management - Is It a Fad or Is It the Future?

  • Many have dubbed metadata as “the new black,” but is this accurate?
  • How to leverage metadata management to streamline data governance and ensure transparency
  • Looking at the flip side including additional training requirements and value added for the business
  • Moving the needle towards better metadata

Puneet Matai, SVP, Associate Director - Enterprise Data Governance, Santander Bank
Larry Shiller, Chief Data & Analytics Officer, Rising Stars Foundation
Srinivasan Sankar, AVP, Enterprise Data Leader, The Hanover Insurance Group


5:30pm - 5:45pm EST

Chairperson’s Closing Remarks


5:45pm – 6:30pm EST

Entertainment, Drinks & Networking


8:00am – 9:00am EST

Registration & Open Networking

Breakfast Briefing: Promoting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Data Analytics Teams

8:45am – 9:00am EST

Chairperson's Opening Remarks


9:00am – 9:30am EST

Presentation: Building Data Products in a Data Mesh Architecture to Drive Revenue and Customer Value at Scale

  • Building a cutting-edge data organization that attracts, excites, develops and retains exceptional and diverse talent
  • Generating sustainable value with industry-leading data products, insights and expertise
  • Increasing efficiency by giving data product teams with end-to-end responsibility in a data mesh architecture
  • What’s next?: democratizing data, data-enabled innovations, and a world-class data stack to win customers’ hearts, minds and loyalty
Sebastian Klapdor, Chief Data Officer, VistaPrint
9:30am -10:00am EST

Presentation: Future-Proof your Data Strategy in an Enhanced Privacy Era

  • Recently legislation in California (CPRA) expands consumer data privacy rights to be more specific and protected, urging data & analytics leaders to comply in 2 years.
  • How can data leaders prepare for national privacy legislation?
  • What are the best approaches to build a system to the highest standards that will ensure compliance across the board?

10:00am – 10:45am EST

Panel Discussion: Augmenting Data-Driven Business with Engineered Decision Intelligence

  • Engineered decision intelligence is the next-gen of actionable business insights and has great potential to help organizations rethink how they optimize decision-making.
  • What are the practical benefits of decision intelligence for businesses and how will it continue to evolve in the future?
  • What are the foundational principles for sustainable decision models and how can organizations implement at scale?

Ishita Majumdar, VP, Data Analytics Platforms, eBay
Ram Singh, Chief Analytics Officer, Performics
Sravan Kasarla, Chief Data Officer, Thrivent
Deepak Jose, Head of Business Strategy & Advanced Analytics, Mars


10:45am –11:30am EST

Mid-Morning Coffee Break & Networking


11:30am – 12:00pm EST

Presentation: Building an Enterprise-Wide Data Strategy Driven By Business Outcomes

  • Align data strategy with business strategy; creating a centralized data & analytics function to work with multiple business partners
  • Integrating data across systems to enable insights to be shared for holistic analysis
  • Modernizing legacy infrastructures with cloud data platforms

12:00pm – 12:30pm EST

Presentation: Leverage Agile Data Management & Model Management to Boost Innovation and Widespread Agility

  • What are the best ways to build a data management strategy that minimizes disruption and promotes speed to market of data products?
  • Effectively integrating high-quality governance while modernizing data platforms.
  • Demonstrating the value of use cases with well-curated data and advanced analytics to ensure buy-in.

12:30pm –1:30pm EST

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Further details to follow.

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1:30pm – 2:15pm EST

Infusing a Data-Driven Culture in Legacy Organizations

  • What does it really mean to have a data-driven culture, and what are the benefits for the business?
  • Best practices for overcoming the data literacy roadblock.
  • How can data leaders partner with the business to champion cultural change?
  • Building an enterprise-wide capability to generate innovative analytics-based work and scale best practices across the organization.
  • Modernizing legacy systems and progressing the journey of cloud migration and advanced analytics
Wendy Zhang, Director, Data Governance & Data Strategy, Sallie Mae

Accelerating your AI Journey - Opportunities to Foster AI & Machine Learning Adoption

  • Saving yourself time by examining what has and what hasn’t worked to date.
  • Debunking and moving past misconceptions about Machine Learning.
  • Where should human intervention become automated – and what to leave alone for now?

Brahma Tangella, Head of Analytics & Insights, Plasma Derived Therapies BU, Takeda
Rashu Garg, SVP, Enterprise Head of Data Products - AI/ML Driven Solutions, Regions Bank

2:15pm – 3:00pm EST

What’s Next in Data Storytelling? Promoting Buy-In for Data Projects Enterprise-Wide

  • Promoting a data science mindset business-wide: the importance of data literacy and how it relates to the data storytelling skillset.
  • What are the best practices to present information without injecting bias and cutting out the noise to ensure the key findings are presented in the most direct, succinct manner?
  • How data & analytics leaders can upskill their data science teams to become experts in data storytelling.

Avinash Tripathi, VP, Analytics, Marketing Analytics & Marketing Sciences, University of Phoenix
Pawan Verma, Chief Data Officer, ICBC

Self-Service Data: Empowering Teams across the Enterprise to be Data-Driven

  • Discussing the value of centralized, de-centralized and federated data analytics models.
  • Overcoming data skepticism and increasing data literacy to maximize data-driven insights.
  • Security and privacy considerations when increasing data access whilst retaining control.
3:00pm – 3:45pm EST

Afternoon Coffee Break & Networking


3:45pm – 4:15pm EST Panel Discussion: Upskilling, Reskilling, and Retaining Top Talent in Data & Analytics
  • The talent shortage in data analytics is a pressing challenge for leaders striving to advance their data-driven transformation agendas. What are some of the best ways to overcome this gap?
  • Focused and targeted reskilling – leveraging existing employees’ skill sets to fill existing job openings
  • The ideal make-up of your data analytics team – can technology replace any of your open roles combined with upskilling of existing talent?
  • Strengthening partnerships with academia and the startup ecosystem to tap into the most relevant talent in the field

Allen Thompson, VP Data & Analytics, Hanover Insurance


4:45pm –5:15pm EST

Closing Keynote: The Next Frontier in Real-Time Analytics – Future Proof Your Business

  • Best practices in real-time analytics to guarantee success.
  • Evaluating analytics solutions that are highly scalable, cost-effective and enables data consumers to quickly get to the ‘a-ha’ moment.
  • Winning hearts and minds of key business stakeholders and building trust in real-time data-driven decision management.

5:15pm - 5:30pm EST

Chairperson’s Closing Remarks


5:30pm EST

End of Event. Thank you and safe travels!


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  • CDAO Fall is not another generic ‘big data’ event, but rather tailored content specifically for those leading their organization's data and/or analytics strategy. Learn from other leaders’ journey: how have they successfully aligned data strategy with digital transformation?
  • Take part in high-level seniority peers: strategize with senior leaders on core industry challenges and get back with an action plan.
  • Establish an understanding of your role maturity what you can do to move forward in your journey.

 

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