Minneapolis CDAO Virtual Executive Summit

December 10, 2020 | 8:00am - 1:15pm CST

December 10, 2020 | 8:00am - 1:15pm CST

Collaborate with your peers

Come together with your peers virtually to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the Minneapolis CDAO Virtual Executive Summit.

Join your peers to discuss the most critical issues impacting CDAOs today:

Adopting D&A strategies and operating models that deliver business value in volatile environments

Generating measurable economic benefits to the business from data assets and advanced analytics

Data governance, stewardship and quality as drivers of insight and action


Jose Blanco

Wells Fargo
Vice President Information Technology

Saiful Islam

VP, Product & Technology Strategy

Keith Narr

Global IT VP, Data Transformation & Digital Labs

Tony Peleska

Vice President, Information Technology

Salema Rice

Chief Data Officer

What to Expect

Connect with your CDAO community through a variety of different session formats at the upcoming Virtual Executive Summit. You'll have the opportunity to listen, engage and create lasting relationships with like-minded peers.


Hear from CDAO practitioners and thought leaders on how they’re approaching and solving critical challenges impacting your role today.


Discuss current topics and critical priorities in an intimate and interactive format.

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a private, one-on-one setting. You will be matched with peers in your community based on your shared interests and priorities.


December 10, 2020

8:00am - 8:45am  CST Keynote

Strategies for the Future — Data Analytics Driving Business Outcomes

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Andrew Bingenheimer

SVP & Business Information Officer

US Bank

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Asif Mujahid

Vice President, Enterprise Data and Analytics

BlueCross BlueShield of Minnesota

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Anne Pronschinske

Director - Enterprise Analytics

Mayo Clinic

Data and analytics leaders possess the tools and resources to empower the business to navigate unstable conditions, plan for recovery, and tap new revenue streams for economic growth. Join this keynote session to hear a diverse panel of CDOs discuss how they are weaving their team into the fabric of the business and driving the enterprise forward.

This panel will explore:

  • Best practices for aligning data strategy with business objectives and outcomes 
  • Managing the human element and changing needs and usage of data
  • Promoting an innovative data driven culture

8:45am - 9:00am  CST Break

9:00am - 10:00am  CST Executive Boardroom

The New Role of Data Governance – Inspiring Data Curiosity and Confidence

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Ben Schein

VP Data Curiosity


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Angie Schulke

Senior Director, Application Development, Data & BI

Life Time

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Dwayne Beberg

Director, Business Analytics

Land O'Lakes

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Tom McGuire

Management Information Leader, North America


Data governance is often at odds with data curiosity; stifling an organization's ability to develop a data-driven culture. How can CDOs strike the right balance to lead this transformation?

During this peer conversation, you will uncover:

  • IT’s role in sparking data curiosity across your org
  • How to let the data flow in safe, certified, secure ways
  • Advantages of being data shop-keeper (vs. a data gate-keeper)
  • Strategies for shifting shadow IT into a force for responsible curiosity

9:00am - 10:00am  CST Executive Boardroom

Democratizing Data at Scale

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Suyog Deshpande

Head of Product Marketing


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Sravan Kasarla

Chief Data Officer


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Karla Hillier

Director, Decision Science & Advanced Analytics

Trane Technologies

Rapid product innovation is the single most important driver of success for many companies and the push to understand and act on customer data is more in demand than ever. There is increasing urgency for CDOs to build strong self-service analytics that empower users across the enterprise to make these autonomous data-driven decisions, which allows data and analytics teams to focus on higher-value projects.

Join this boardroom:

  • Democratizing access to product data and metrics with easy-to-use and collaborative analytics
  • Best practices when implementing self-service data analytics & machine learning at scale
  • Strategies for implementing the proper tools to connect customer insights into action in real time to drive revenue and impact

10:00am - 10:45am  CST Keynote

Disrupting With Data — Digital Transformation in the New Normal

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Jayant Dhamne

VP, Chief Data Officer


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Chris Fitzharris

Senior Director, Data & Analytics

C.H. Robinson

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Nancy Garrett

Executive Director, Provider Transformation

Aetna Inc

Now more than ever, companies are facing increased competition and are seeking ways to stay at the top of their industries. Learn how your peers are leveraging their data and analytics capabilities to maintain a competitive advantage and plan for tomorrow.

In this session you will discuss:

  • Best practices for utilizing data as a differentiating asset
  • Strategies for effective change management
  • Leveraging information to impact enterprise-wide future business strategy

10:45am - 11:00am  CST Break

11:00am - 12:00pm  CST Executive Boardroom

The Journey to Trusted Data

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Saiful Islam

VP, Product & Technology Strategy


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Susan Laine

Global Data Intelligence Evangelist

ASG Technologies

Business leaders struggle with immature data environments and cultural obstacles when shifting to a data-driven organization. Learn how your peers are automating the foundation of trusted data to deliver business value and enable compliance, data privacy and modernization efforts through AI and Machine Learning.

In this boardroom we will discuss:

  • Overcoming cultural challenges that inhibit enterprise data transformation
  • Building on strong foundational elements to support innovation and disruption
  • Measuring and delivering ROI through automated tooling

11:00am - 12:00pm  CST Executive Boardroom

Data, Data Everywhere — Strategic Solutions for Managing Data Sprawl

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Matthew Schrag

VP, IT Revenue Technology and Analytics

Delta Air Lines

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Manish Motiramani

Director, Analytics & Insights, Global Operation


In this interactive session, learn how your peers are managing the issue of data sprawl in migration to the cloud and share practices for centralizing, integrating, governing and protecting valuable data. Come prepared to discuss the following questions:

  • What data is important and who decides what we keep?
  • How can we create efficiencies and simplify our data environment?
  • How can we continue to be data driven organizations as context evolves?

12:45pm - 1:15pm  CST Networking

Q&A With Pat Brickson From Digi-Key

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Pat Brickson

Director, Enterprise Data Systems

Digi-Key Electronics

Join this informal and interactive networking session to connect with your Minneapolis CDO peers. In this session, the Minneapolis community will have the chance to share their takeaways from the program in small groups and walk away with at least one new connection.

12:00pm - 12:45pm  CST Keynote

GE & Dataiku Fireside Chat: Critical Elements to AI Success That are Often Overlooked

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Ulysses David

VP, Customer Success


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Jonathan Tudor

Director, Data and Analytics

GE Aviation

Transformation into a data-driven company requires a lot more than slapping data onto existing processes. It involves fundamental change, weaving data into the fabric of the company - with the right people, process, and tools.  

In this fireside chat, Jon Tudor, Director, Data and Analytics at GE Aviation shares how they are democratizing and scaling their data initiatives, along with what pitfalls to avoid in the process.

December 10, 2020

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