Atlanta CDO Executive Summit

June 26, 2019 | The St. Regis Atlanta

June 26, 2019
The St. Regis Atlanta

Collaborate with your peers

Get together with your peers to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the Atlanta CDO Executive Summit.

Join your peers to discuss the most critical issues impacting CDOs 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

Atlanta CDO Governing Body


The Governing Body Co-Chairs shape the summit agenda, ensuring that all content is driven by CDOs, for CDOs.

Co-Chairs

James Bolles

Southern Company
Director, Enterprise Solutions COEs

Snorwlor “Sno” Bropleh

Habitat for Humanity International, Inc.
Global Director, Operations - Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter

Mohammed Chaara

UPS
Enterprise Director of Advanced Analytics, Data Sciences, Machine Learning & AI

Steve Einbender

The Home Depot, Inc.
Senior Data Scientist, CyberSecurity Advanced Analytics

Dr. Vijay Gandapodi

The Coca-Cola Company
Global IT Head – Marketing Analytics and Data Science

Diwakar Goel

General Electric
VP – Global Chief Data Officer

Rajeev Kapur

Kimberly-Clark
Chief Data Officer

Karthikeyan Ramasamy

Koch Industries
Head of Data & Analytics Strategy

Pradipta Saha

Mondelez International
Head of Data & Analytics (Global Supply Chain and Asia Middle East Africa)

Ameet Shetty

SunTrust Banks
Chief Data Officer

Kenneth Viciana

First Data Corporation
Director- Information Risk Management

Agenda


June 25, 2019

6:00pm - 8:30pm  Governing Body Welcome Reception

Wine + Data — The Perfect Pairing

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Cathy Huyghe

Co-Founder

Enolytics

It isn’t that the wine industry doesn’t have data. It’s that, so far, most wine businesses haven’t been making the most of it to help improve their own bottom line, or to more effectively engage with consumers. One company plans to change that. Join Enolytics’ co-founder, Cathy Huyghe, for a wine tasting unlike any other. Learn about the data footprint behind each bottle we’ll taste, and how data can help tell a better story — and do better business — in any industry.

In this session you will:

  • Discover how Enolytics aggregates data to assemble the puzzle pieces of consumer behavior and sentiment
  • Learn how to utilize the art of storytelling with data to communicate powerful insights
  • Sample three different wines as an “experiential aid” to the content

June 26, 2019 - morning

7:30am - 8:05am  Registration & Breakfast

8:15am - 8:50am  Keynote

Delivering Value With AI and Machine Learning

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Dr. Vijay Gandapodi

Global IT Head – Marketing Analytics and Data Science

The Coca-Cola Company

From utilizing NLP for better self-service analytics to developing recommendation engines that use deep learning algorithms to maximize online customer engagement, Coca-Cola is leveraging the latest technological capabilities. Hear how AI and machine learning have been successfully applied to deliver value that serves both the business and its customers.

In this keynote presentation you’ll learn:

  • How to identify priority initiatives
  • Strategies for continuous improvement
  • Best in class solutions to serve specific needs

8:50am - 9:20am  Networking Break

9:20am - 10:10am  Breakout Session

Adopting a Machine Learning Mindset

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Marsal Gavalda

Head of Machine Learning, Commerce Platform

Square

Hear how Square has adopted a, company-wide, machine learning mindset and engaged the entire workforce to assist with ML and automation initiatives.

In this session, you'll discover:

  • Strategies for training technical and non-technical teams on what ML is and how it works
  • How Square is improving risk management, internal operations, and customer-facing product features
  • Key partnerships with infrastructure, operations, and product teams that can uncover new automation opportunities

9:20am - 10:10am  Breakout Session

Customer 360 — Macy’s Cloud Journey and Lessons Learned

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Ningyu Chen

VP, Data as a Service

Macy's Inc.

Customer experience is the defining success factor to a 21-century business. At the heart of differentiating customer experience is the business's ability to fully understand its customer. Hear Macy’s journey to establish its 360 view of the customer and how it leverages cloud native data features and capabilities to build out Customer 360 at speed and scale.

In this session you’ll learn:

  • How Customer 360 becomes the foundation for a wide spectrum of business use cases: from personalization, to insight discovery, and to privacy/regulation compliance
  • Which tools and techniques can accelerate data ingestion and processing
  • What challenges were overcome along the cloud journey

9:20am - 10:10am  Executive Boardroom

Better Data Prep for More Effective Analytics and Governance Outcomes

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Jeff Crooks

Director - Business Intelligence

RaceTrac Petroleum

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Scott Doyne

SVP, Turner Sports Data Strategy and Insights

WarnerMedia

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Ameet Shetty

Chief Data Officer

SunTrust Banks

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Sam Benedict

Vice President - Solution Strategy

erwin, Inc.

Research shows that more than 80% of analyst time is spent on data collection and only 20% on generating actual results. And for four out of five CDOs, changing this equation is their number one priority.

In this boardroom, we’ll tackle:

  • The biggest challenges in generating a reliable data pipeline
  • Requirements for every data user across the value chain
  • How data mapping and automation are key change agents in this ongoing process

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to CDOs). To reserve your seat, please contact Joe Nattress at Joe.Nattress@evanta.com.

9:20am - 10:10am  Executive Boardroom

Tapping into Deeper Data Insights for Stronger Customer Relationships

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Rama Ryali

GVP, Enterprise Data & Analytics

SunTrust

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Todd Blaschka

Chief Operating Officer

TigerGraph

In order to more efficiently achieve business objectives, data leaders need a real-time single-view of customer information. But how do organizations move beyond a "store and retrieve" model to arrive at true relationship management?

In this session, you’ll discuss:

  • How to associate and connect disparate data points for deeper insights around particular entities
  • How knowledge graph architectures can help you better track a customer journey
  • How to derive more revenue from existing data infrastructures

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to CDOs). To reserve your seat, please contact Joe Nattress at Joe.Nattress@evanta.com.

10:10am - 10:30am  Networking Break

10:30am - 11:20am  Breakout Session

Creating an Effective and Diverse Data and Analytics Team

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Juan Gorricho

Senior Vice President

TSYS Corporation

Hiring data analysts is a competitive endeavor yet one executive has found success in rounding out his data team by developing a conglomerate of data specialists. Once core functions are identified, learn how to equip your team for deeper skills and greater growth.

In this session you’ll learn:

  • How to identify core functions that allow for scalability  
  • The resources data teams need in order to be successful
  • Modern approaches to evaluating qualifications and aptitude

10:30am - 11:20am  Breakout Session

Unlocking the Business Value of Data

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Anthony Canitano

General Manager – Advanced Analytics

Delta Air Lines

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Kurt Muehmel

VP, Solutions Architecture

Dataiku

Data leaders are responsible for fully leveraging a company’s data assets along the journey to becoming a data-driven organization. However, maximizing efficiency and clearly communicating the business impact of ongoing data initiatives can be a challenge.

In this session, you will discover:

  • How to quickly assess which use cases to prioritize
  • Critical factors for calculating the business impact of your data effort
  • Solutions that align your team and resources to execute against data & ML

10:30am - 11:20am  Executive Boardroom

Strategies for Tackling Defensive and Offensive Data Management

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Brandie Szuda

Chief Data Officer

MAGMutual

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Kenneth Viciana

Director- Information Risk Management

First Data Corporation

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Sue Habas

VP of Strategic Technologies

ASG Technologies, Inc.

How are data leaders applying best practices to the supply chain, empowering stakeholders to collaborate, and sharing trusted data throughout the organization? Learn how your peers are successfully automating data lineage and governance, creating transparency to build trust and accessibility, reducing 100 hours of time to find data elements down to minutes – all while staying compliant.

In this boardroom you’ll discuss:

  • How to create a data management strategy with transparency and efficiency
  • What governance and organizational challenges are barriers to success
  • Why technology infrastructure and data governance is necessary

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact Joe Nattress at Joe.Nattress@evanta.com.

10:30am - 11:20am  Executive Boardroom

Agile Data Makeover — Strategies for Data Operations and Data Engineering

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James Bolles

Director, Enterprise Solutions COEs

Southern Company

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Krish Das

Head of Enterprise Data

Inspire Brands

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Todd Goldman

Vice President

Infoworks

Every enterprise understands the urgency of digital transformation and the central role that data plays in the process. In a world where analytics agility is a key competitive edge and big data expertise is scarce, data operations and data engineering challenges have intensified as digitization proliferates real-time flow of data across a multitude of platforms.

In this boardroom, you’ll discuss:

  • The pervasive data engineering demands for better flexibility within the enterprise
  • Different strategies for diverse data management and governance demands
  • Eliminating big data complexities on premise and in the cloud

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to CDOs). To reserve your seat, please contact Joe Nattress at Joe.Nattress@evanta.com.

June 26, 2019 - afternoon

1:30pm - 2:20pm  Breakout Session

Avoiding Data Lake Implementation Failures

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Diwakar Goel

VP – Global Chief Data Officer

General Electric

In today’s era, investment in data and analytics is a strategic imperative in the C-Suite community. However, few companies are successfully harnessing and operationalizing these benefits at scale.

In this session, you’ll discover:

  • Keys to success for setting up a robust and scalable data program
  • Differences between, and benefits of, creating an analytical and an operational platform
  • Common challenges associated with implementing and operationalizing AI

1:30pm - 2:20pm  Breakout Session

Designing a Successful Governed Citizen Data Science Strategy

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Jen Underwood

Senior Director

DataRobot

To compete in today’s digital economy, enterprises require new ways to expand AI across their entire organization. Nearly all firms want to do more with data science, but they don’t know where to begin or how to properly empower citizen data scientists to avoid common AI gone wrong accidents.

In this session we’ll discuss:

  • How to approach your journey into citizen data science with existing analytics talent
  • Lessons learned from successful early adopters of augmented data science
  • Example initiative roadmaps, recommended staffing, upskilling, mentoring and ongoing governance

1:30pm - 2:20pm  Executive Boardroom

Avoiding Pitfalls Along Your AI / ML Journey

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Steve Einbender

Senior Data Scientist, CyberSecurity Advanced Analytics

The Home Depot, Inc.

Karthikeyan Ramasamy headshot

Karthikeyan Ramasamy

Head of Data & Analytics Strategy

Koch Industries

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Pankaj Singal

VP - Data & Analytics

Goldman Sachs

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Victor Ghadban

Field CTO AI/ML

BlueData

Enterprises in every industry are striving to adopt Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML). However, with so much hype around these technologies it can be challenging to chart a clear path forward.

In this boardroom, you'll discuss:

  • Common mistakes to avoid as you build AI / ML solutions
  • Which foundational elements are required for success with AI/ML
  • What it takes to develop solutions that drive competitive advantage

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to CDOs). To reserve your seat, please contact Joe Nattress at Joe.Nattress@evanta.com.

1:30pm - 2:20pm  Executive Boardroom

Journey to the Intelligent Enterprise — A Data Leader's Roundtable

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Dan Mazur

Analytics Leader

Westfield

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Pradipta Saha

Head of Data & Analytics (Global Supply Chain and Asia Middle East Africa)

Mondelez International

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Chris McNabney

EVP, Strategic Sales

MicroStrategy

Enterprises aspire to maximize their return on investment from data, and to quickly take advantage of the latest innovations in analytics, mobility, cloud, and AI/machine learning. Yet too many organizations struggle with disparate data systems, inconsistent data, closed architectures, and tools that only empower a fraction of the workforce.

In this peer-driven discussion, you'll discover:

  • What industry leaders are doing to overcome these challenges and transform their businesses
  • How to apply the right tools and structure to balance counteractive forces, such as agility vs. governance
  • How to empower individuals and teams with access to those tools, while establishing a single version of truth

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to CDOs). To reserve your seat, please contact Joe Nattress at Joe.Nattress@evanta.com.

2:20pm - 2:30pm  Networking Break

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Breakout Session

What You Need to Know About Customer Analytics

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Gareth Herschel

VP Analyst

Gartner

A truly competitive customer analytics strategy begins by identifying which areas of analysis offer differentiation. Hear from Gartner Analyst, Gareth Herschel, on specific areas such as customer satisfaction analysis, employee engagement and customer journey analysis.

In this session you'll learn:

  • What you should already be doing
  • Key trends in customer analytics that you should consider
  • Which technology advancements you need to prepare for

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Breakout Session

Developing a Data Strategy Framework

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Sene Sorrow

Director of Product, Data & Analytics

United Technologies Corporation

While the consulting standard of people, process and technology provides some classic pillars for implementing a data strategy, developing a data strategy in your organization is not necessarily so standard or intuitive.

In this session, you’ll learn:

  • How to use a general data strategy framework to build a data stack that supports multiple stakeholder needs
  • How this framework can be applied across all industries
  • Why enabling technologies are key components to success

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Executive Boardroom

Accelerating and Securing Data Flow to Drive Enterprise Initiatives

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Austen Onyett

Global Customer Data Leader

InterContinental Hotels Group

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Eric White

Sr Director - Data Management

Honeywell

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Eric Schrock

CTO

Delphix

Today’s data leaders are challenged to not only steward enterprise data in the age of GDPR, CCPA, and more, but also ensure that it is made freely available to drive data-driven innovation.

In this boardroom you’ll reflect on:

  • Aligning data strategy with organizational and business strategy
  • Friction due to data compliance or rapid data delivery that slows down or prevents access to data
  • Approaches for increasing data flow for analytics, AI, and application development

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact Joe Nattress at Joe.Nattress@evanta.com.

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Executive Boardroom

Practical Applications of AI to Enhance Data Quality

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Jeff Afonso

SVP, Global Data Management

Elavon

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Bindu Chellappan

VP Data and Analytics

Fleetcor Technologies

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Matt Amundson

Chief Marketing Officer

EverString

Lack of foundational data quality and risk management creates inefficiency in go-to-market and operational processes for B2B-focused companies. Learn how the most progressive data teams are leveraging new concepts in AI and machine learning to enhance what they're able to accomplish with their data.

In this boardroom, you’ll discuss:

  • Common challenges businesses face along their data journey
  • Tactics for using AI to improve foundational data quality
  • Examples of how companies are driving meaningful outcomes based on improved foundational data

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to CDOs). To reserve your seat, please contact Joe Nattress at Joe.Nattress@evanta.com.

3:20pm - 3:35pm  Networking Break

3:35pm - 4:15pm  Keynote

Data as an Asset for Innovation

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Mohammed Chaara

Enterprise Director of Advanced Analytics, Data Sciences, Machine Learning & AI

UPS

 In order for companies to continue to innovate, data must be seen as a change agent and leveraged as a transformation tool. As such, data leaders need to deliver measurable results without reducing their levels of creativity and innovation. 

In this session, you’ll discover. 

  • How data can be used as a conduit for transformation in enterprises of all sizes
  • Operating models that support effective data communities
  • Core principles that prevent diminishing returns on data

4:15pm - 4:50pm  Closing Reception & Prize Drawing

June 26, 2019 - mid-afternoon

11:20am - 11:45am  Networking Break

11:45am - 1:00pm  Keynote

Achieve 100% Analytics Adoption With a New Class of Enterprise Intelligence

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Chris McNabney

EVP, Strategic Sales

MicroStrategy

Despite having access to a wealth of data, enterprises still struggle to effectively deliver trusted insights to the entire workforce - preventing them from realizing the full value of their data investments. Overcoming this challenge takes pervasive adoption of trusted analytics.

This session will cover:

  • Mastering the next wave of Enterprise Intelligence with zero-click analytics
  • Empowering your workforce to get more from tools they use, every day
  • Using mobile productivity apps to impact every business role and function

1:00pm - 1:30pm  Networking Break

Location


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The St. Regis Atlanta

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For inquiries related to this event, please reach out to your dedicated program contact.

Joseph Nattress

Program Manager

971-222-2379

joseph.nattress@evanta.com