San Francisco CDAO Inner Circle

March 22, 2018 | Bluxome St. Winery

March 22, 2018
Bluxome St. Winery

Collaborate with your peers

Join San Francisco's top CDAOs for an intimate networking dinner and facilitated discussion on key business challenges. Enjoy a relaxed evening of dinner and drinks with your peers to share best practices, make new connections and build professional relationships.

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

Becoming a master change agent and driving data literacy across the enterprise

San Francisco CDAO Governing Body

The Governing Body Co-Chairs shape the discussion topics and agenda, ensuring that all content is driven by CDAOs, for CDAOs.

Governing Body Co-Chairs

JuneAn Lanigan

Western Digital Corporation
Global Head of Enterprise Data Management

Andrew Salesky

Charles Schwab
SVP, Global Data Officer

Tim Swan

MUFG Union Bank
Managing Director, Head of Information Asset Management

Sendil Thangavelu

Senior Director of Engineering

Diana Wolcott

VP, Data Science


March 22, 2018

4:00pm - 5:00pm  Registration & Opening Reception

5:00pm - 6:30pm  Discussion Topics

Leading Digital, Data and Analytics in the Enterprise

On the rapidly emerging main stage of data and analytics, the role of the CDO is one of the most challenging positions. CDOs have been evolving into data and analytics champions at a steady pace, with recent acceleration due to analytics programs maturing to include data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence. Today’s CDO is expected to not deliver on traditional needs, but respond to new and innovative opportunities. In this dinner, you’ll have a chance to talk with your CDO peers about how to put data to work, build the optimal team and rethink the way AI and machine learning can change your business.

Putting Data and Analytics Principles to Work

  • Where are you on the descriptive, predictive, prescriptive analytics maturity continuum? How are you taking the next step?
  • In what ways are you monetizing data?
  • How can you increase the value of data that’s already being created?
  • How do you measure ROI for a data analytics initiative?

Getting Results With AI and Machine Learning 

  • What tools, methodologies or infrastructures are instrumental in your plans to leverage AI?
  • What business applications do you or would you use natural language processing for?
  • In what ways are you using AI?
  • How are you applying predictive modeling?


Putting Together the Right Talent and Teams 

  • Are you focused on building or buying data talent? What has worked?
  • Does moving from a traditional model to a cloud platform change the way you staff or recruit?
  • What is the optimal composition of a great analytics team?
  • Where does the analytics team fit into your organization?

6:30pm - 7:00pm  Networking Break

7:00pm - 8:00pm  Summary Discussion & Dinner

8:00pm - 9:00pm  Social Hour

We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming in-person gathering

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Clayton Gartner

Senior Program Manager


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Portfolio Manager