Washington, DC CDAO Virtual Executive Summit

December 2, 2020 | 8:00am - 12:30pm EST

December 2, 2020 | 8:00am - 12:30pm EST

Collaborate with your peers

Come together with your peers virtually to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the Washington, DC 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

Governing Body Co-Chairs

Aravind Jagannathan

Freddie Mac
VP, Single-Family Chief Data Officer

Peter Maynard

SVP Enterprise Analytics

Jodi Morton

KPMG North America
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 2, 2020

8:00am - 8:45am  EST Keynote

Evolving Governance in an AI and Data Ops World

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Joe DosSantos

Chief Data Officer


Maria Voreh headshot

Maria Voreh

Chief Data Officer

Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation

Traditional data governance is aimed at protecting the integrity of key business data, focusing on data quality and lineage. But in the age of modern analytics, there is a renewed emphasis around increasingly raw data, creating the overwhelming task of managing and protecting hundreds if not thousands of data sources. Join Joe DosSantos, CDO of Qlik, as he outlines how modern data discovery and catalog techniques can advance data governance and how these techniques can accelerate the production of high value predictive models at speed in a Data Ops methodology.

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

Optimizing Advanced Analytics to Overcome Business Obstacles

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Aaron Williams

VP Marketing


Eileen Vidrine headshot

Eileen Vidrine

Chief Data Officer

Air Force

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Sanjay Sardar

VP Modernization and Digital Transformation


To unleash the full potential of data and analytics, organizations must understand the objectives, techniques, and limitations of their data. Where is your organization on the advanced analytics maturity continuum?

Join this session to discuss strategies for:

  • Developing an organizational plan for execution on insights to optimize the current environment and understand your customer

  • Effective uses of advanced analytics to achieve a better bottom-line

  • Best practices for removing the fear surrounding AI and emerging technology

10:00am - 10:45am  EST Keynote

Disrupting With Data — Innovation in the New Normal

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Melvin Greer

Chief Data Scientist, Americas


Sebastian Stoessel headshot

Sebastian Stoessel

Head of Data & Analytics


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Maria Macuare

VP, Data & Analytics

Campbell Soup

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Carlos Rivero

Chief Data Officer

Commonwealth of Virginia

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.

This keynote 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

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

Driving Innovation With MLOps

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Rajiv Shah

Data Scientist


Jodi Morton headshot

Jodi Morton

Chief Data Officer

KPMG North America

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Swapnil Jadhav

Global Vice President, Business and Data Analytics

Cubic Corporation Global Defense

Machine learning models can turn from asset to liability when faced with conditions not encountered in training data sets. Currently, most companies do not understand the need for operationalizing ML, or are struggling to deliver, observe and improve production of ML solutions. As ML matures from research to applied solutions, MLOps can be introduced to trace the data pipeline for improved overall model quality while accommodating for changing conditions and robust governance frameworks.

In this session you’ll explore:

  • Challenges to deploying machine learning models and how to overcome them
  • Mastering an adaptive governance framework to minimize risk and accommodate evolving regulatory compliance
  • Capturing and quantifying value realized by implementing MLOps solutions

8:45am - 9:00am  EST Break

10:45am - 11:00am  EST Break

12:00pm - 12:30pm  EST Networking

Q&A With Jing Wang of Vanguard Group

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Jing Wang

Principal, Head of Center for Analytics and Insights

Vanguard Group

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

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

The Journey to Trusted Data

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Patrice Brusko

Head, US Office of the Chief Data Officer and Privacy

TD Bank Group

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Juan Gorricho

Vice President, Global Data & Business Intelligence


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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  EST Executive Boardroom

Self-Service Analytics Demands Data Literacy

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Robin Thottungal

CTO & Chief Data Scientist

National Gallery of Art

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Jaime Lees

Chief Data Officer

County of Arlington, VA

Data literacy is essential for employing self-service analytics, yet many organizations continue to suffer from a lack of strategic prioritization. Learn approaches on how to successfully improve data literacy and self-service analytics throughout your organization.

In this session you will explore strategies for:

  • Optimizing business data literacy to achieve an empowered analytics-driven culture

  • Expanding data and analytics core competencies to increase self-service capabilities

  • Providing quality data in an agile manner that accelerates value delivery

December 2, 2020

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