Atlanta CDO Executive Summit

December 7, 2022 | The Whitley

December 7, 2022
The Whitley

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Collaborate with your peers

Get together with Atlanta's top CDOs to tackle shared business challenges and critical priorities facing your role today. Participate in this one-day, local program with peer-driven topics and interactive discussions with your true C-level peers.

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

Leading Business Growth and Modernization Through Data Governance

Democratizing Data for Self-Service Analytics with AI and Machine Learning

Achieving key business objectives through data sharing

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
Senior Director, Global Integrated Planning – Office of Strategy Management

Vijay Gandapodi

Reynolds American
Head of IT - Data, Reporting, Analytics

Sesha Madapoosi

NCR
Vice President & GM, Hospitality

Karthikeyan Ramasamy

Georgia-Pacific
Vice President - AI Product Development & Strategy

Kenneth Viciana

TSYS
VP, Global Data & Analytics Products

What to Expect

Interactive Sessions

Hear from CDO practitioners and thought leaders on how they're solving critical challenges impacting your role today in Keynote sessions, and join smaller, interactive discussions with your peers in Breakout and Boardroom sessions.

Community Networking

Make new connections and catch up with old friends in casual conversations during dedicated time for networking designed to better acquaint you with your Atlanta CDO community.

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a private, one-on-one setting through Evanta's Peer-to-Peer Meetings. You will be matched with peers in your community based on your shared interests and priorities.

Agenda


December 6, 2022

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

Governing Body Welcome Reception

Governing Body members host this dinner for attendees to launch the event with an evening of peer networking.

December 7, 2022 - morning

7:45am - 8:45am  Registration & Breakfast

8:45am - 9:30am  Keynote

What it Takes to Win with Data – The Home Depot Story

Mustafa Nisar headshot

Mustafa Nisar

Director, Data Science and Analytics Strategy

The Home Depot

Many organizations understand the immense growth potential from data but struggle to unlock its opportunity. Capturing lasting value from AI and Data Analytics requires a longer-term view of investment in data capabilities, a culture that demands customer focused decisions and a data strategy that facilitates fast and continuous experimentation. But how does that translate behind the scenes? The Home Depot has executed robust experiments using customer data, which has resulted in improved customer experiences and driven significant revenue growth.

Join this session to learn how they are:

  • Scaling the impact of data science and analytics using capabilities already in place

  • Moving from operational to innovative solutions to ensure a successful digital transformation

  • Identifying and acting on opportunities to proactively respond to changing customer behaviors and expectations

9:30am - 10:00am  Networking Break

10:00am - 10:45am  Breakout Session

Embedded Governance – More Than a Data Catalog

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Santosh Kudva

Chief Data Officer & CIO-Finance/HR

GE Gas Power

To enhance an organization's insights-based decision-making, it's critical for data and analytics leaders to deploy self-service models. But to implement these systems, roles and user access must be clearly defined. With a comprehensive data governance strategy, CDOs can streamline portfolio management to drive ownership and visibility within the organization.
 

Join this session as your peers explore how to:

  • Establish an agile governance framework that's effective at scale
  • Create and empower a team of data stewards
  • Deliver a comprehensive ecosystem that meets business expectations

10:00am - 10:45am  Executive Boardroom

Machine Learning – Staying Ahead of the Curve

Mike Bukowski headshot

Mike Bukowski

VP, Global Strategic Sales

Dataiku

Gautam Bhat headshot

Gautam Bhat

Vice President, Data & Analytics

Graphic Packaging

Gregory Brown headshot

Gregory Brown

Vice President of the Global Advanced Technology Group

UPS

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Mohandas Sundareswaran

Chief Enterprise Architect

State of Georgia - Georgia Department of Human Services

To keep pace with the competition, organizations must embrace innovation and accelerate digital business. To do so, the enterprise should consider deploying automation to harness the benefits of cutting-edge machine learning models.

Join this session as CDOs discuss ways to:

  • Evaluate current technologies to optimize internal processes
  • Transform company culture and upskill the workforce to incorporate ML
  • Create scalable models that tie to your data roadmap and provide value to the business

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).

10:00am - 10:45am  Executive Boardroom

Driving a Data-Driven Culture

Durgesh Das headshot

Durgesh Das

Sr Director, Data Warehousing, Analytics and Governance

Intercontinental Exchange

Krish Das headshot

Krish Das

VP, Enterprise Data Officer

Ulta

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Anand Shenoy

Senior Director- Head of Enterprise D&A Architecture, Strategy, & Governance

Intel

One of the most prevalent priorities among data and analytic leaders today is establishing a data-driven culture. Strategic decision-making based on data analysis and interpretation at every level of an organization positions companies to improve business outcomes. But how can data leaders shift to an organizational culture that values data and analytics?

Join this session as CDOs to discuss ways to:

  • Promote data-based decision making
  • Influence data-driven mindsets and behaviors
  • Measure the success and monetary business value of 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).

10:45am - 11:20am  Networking Break

10:50am - 11:15am  Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a one-on-one setting through Evanta’s Peer-to-Peer Meetings. You will be matched with peers in your community based on your shared interests and priorities.

December 7, 2022 - mid-afternoon

11:20am - 12:05pm  Breakout Session

Organization Change Management in Adopting a Data Culture

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Matt Kott

VP, Global Data and Analytics

Carter's

According to Gartner, by 2023 data literacy will become an explicit and necessary driver of business value and will be formally included in over 80% of data and analytics strategies and change management programs. By elevating the need for advanced analytics, Carter’s is successfully addressing the fundamentals of a data-driven environment and pinpointing which efforts to improve.
 
Join this session to hear how they are:

  • Implementing modern change management processes through data transformation
  • Leveraging lessons learned to create scalable building blocks for self-service models
  • Elevating the diagnostic and advanced analytics space by streamlining the descriptive analytics process

11:20am - 12:05pm  Breakout Session

CDO Data Governance Playbook

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John Wills

Field CTO

Alation

CDOs have a challenging dual mandate to manage corporate risk and accelerate growth using analytics. Data governance is intended to enable both, but legacy approaches have failed and are simply unequal to the explosion of modern data volumes, rapidly expanding regulation, and increasingly data literate employees. During this executive-level presentation we will examine new, successful strategies that CDOs are using to partner with business stakeholders to embed governance as a part of the corporate culture.

Attendees will learn:

  • The top six modern data governance strategies
  • How an active data governance process is defined
  • How to quickly assess program maturity

11:20am - 12:05pm  Executive Boardroom

Strengthen Data Operations Through Data Observability

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Ryan Yackel

CMO

Databand, an IBM Company

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Sudipto Ghose

VP, Enterprise Data & Analytics

Equifax

Joshua Howell headshot

Joshua Howell

Director, Insights & Analytics

Aflac

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Mark Kubik

SVP Data and Analytics

Global Payments

Data observability is the natural evolution of the data quality movement and a strategic approach can accelerate an organization’s ability to resolve data issues quickly. How can CDOs integrate activities and technologies into the end-to-end data operations workflow to enhance visibility and propel the business forward?

Join this interactive boardroom to discuss:

  • The mix of activities and technologies that create greater data observability
  • Best practices of incident management applied to data operations
  • Building end-to-end visibility to accelerate incident response

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).

11:20am - 12:05pm  Executive Boardroom

Advancing Digital Business through Democratization of Analytics

Joshua Burkhow headshot

Joshua Burkhow

Chief Evangelist

Alteryx

Rollin Fischer headshot

Rollin Fischer

Sr Director Data Science & Customer Insights

Floor & Decor

Kenneth Viciana headshot

Kenneth Viciana

VP, Global Data & Analytics Products

TSYS

Tianyue Yang headshot

Tianyue Yang

Analytics Team Lead

PulteGroup

Not only has the pandemic accelerated digital business, it's also highlighted the need for data democratization. Organizations that extend the reach of analytics to all of their associates generate three times more measurable economic benefit than their counterparts, according to Gartner's Fifth Annual CDO Survey.

Join this session as CDOs discuss ways to:

  • Align analytic strategies with digital business objectives
  • Invest in the right technology to scale reach of analytics
  • Apply learnings from democratization best practices

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).

12:05pm - 12:35pm  Lunch Service

12:35pm - 1:10pm  Keynote

AI & ML Strategies to Safeguard Your Data Foundation

Akshay Krishnaswamy headshot

Akshay Krishnaswamy

Chief Architect

Palantir Technologies

Understanding the tools necessary to build a strong data foundation requires tools working in tandem to support strategic decision making. In doing so, the results yield insightful patterns, uncover hidden trends and allow for a holistic view of the issue at hand. Discover and learn what makes AI for enterprises powerful and what cases are best suited for AI and machine learning. 

Join your peers to learn: 

  • How the intersect of ML and AI models improve organizational decision-making
  • Why a trustworthy data foundation is crucial to the success of the enterprise
  • Ways to remain vigilant in the governance of AI & ML while also operationalizing for the future

1:10pm - 1:25pm  Break

1:25pm - 2:10pm  Breakout Session

Conceptualizing the Future of Digital & Data Ethics

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Lisa Henry Horne

Sr. Manager, Global Master Data Management

Newell Brands

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Caleb Cooper

Global Director of Data Privacy

Newell Brands

In today’s climate, digital ethics are no longer an afterthought but now critical in avoiding unintended consequences. By adopting an ethical approach to data management, data and analytics leaders can remain vigilant in the face of emerging AI capabilities.

Join this interactive session to discuss:

  • Defining data ethics within the enterprise
  • Uncovering the impact data bias can have on long term implications
  • Implementing best practices in robust data and privacy initiatives

1:25pm - 2:10pm  Breakout Session

Data Quality and Observability — Most Embarrassing ‘Data’ Moments

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Kirk Haslbeck

Senior VP, Data Quality

Collibra

Poor data quality is holding back data and analytics leaders from delivering on the promise of business value through their D&A investments. Moving forward with a continuous data quality improvement program is not a question of why — but how. In this session, Collibra's Senior VP Data Quality as he runs you through tips and tricks for dealing with data quality. 

Join this storytelling session to explore:

  • Bad business decisions due to incomplete or bad data
  • Mountains of rules that do not scale and are impossible to manage
  • Failure to resolve data quality problems, even when they are identified

1:25pm - 2:10pm  Executive Boardroom

Self-Service Analytics for an Agile World

Mike Palmer headshot

Mike Palmer

CEO

Sigma Computing

Anthony Canitano headshot

Anthony Canitano

Senior Director, Business Analytics - Enterprise Data Science

Comcast

Dennis Jensen headshot

Dennis Jensen

Vice President, Enterprise Information Management

Republic National Distributing Company

Brandie Szuda headshot

Brandie Szuda

Executive, Customer Data and Analytics Solutions

MagMutual

The speed of collecting and analyzing data is faster than ever before, and businesses that fall short lose a competitive advantage. Data and analytics leaders are challenged to centralize data across the enterprise to make strategic business decisions.

Join this interactive roundtable as CDO discuss ways to:

  • Identify key features of agile analytics to expand new growth opportunities
  • Build an agile data stack that drives impactful business insights
  • Support a self-service data access model to reduce bottlenecks and demands on data teams

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).

1:25pm - 2:10pm  Executive Boardroom

Constructing the Operating Model – Championing Collaboration

Mark Jackson headshot

Mark Jackson

Executive Director of Business Intelligence

Piedmont Healthcare

Olga Sudvarg headshot

Olga Sudvarg

Chief Operating Officer (Data)

Invesco

Karthikeyan Ramasamy headshot

Karthikeyan Ramasamy

Vice President - AI Product Development & Strategy

Georgia-Pacific

To deliver value to the business and advance digitally-focused initiatives, data and analytics leaders must ensure the operating model defines collective enterprise actions. Organizations must be flexible with their operating model to remain agile and innovative; either choosing a centralized, federated or hybrid approach.

Join this session as CDOs discuss:

  • Linking your operating model to your D&A strategy
  • Gaining employee buy-in to achieve true culture change around organizational structure
  • Defining the roles, resources and skills needed to execute on delivery

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: 

Monica Podolsky at monica.podolsky@evanta.com

December 7, 2022 - afternoon

2:10pm - 2:40pm  Networking Break

2:15pm - 2:40pm  Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a one-on-one setting through Evanta’s Peer-to-Peer Meetings. You will be matched with peers in your community based on your shared interests and priorities.

2:45pm - 3:30pm  Breakout Session

Equifax Data Fabric – A Highly Regulated Data Architecture

Manish Limaye headshot

Manish Limaye

USIS Chief Architect & Head of Data Engineering

Equifax

Yuvaraj Sankaran headshot

Yuvaraj Sankaran

Chief Architect, Data Fabric

Equifax

Building a highly secure, scalable and fully-governed data ecosystem is a challenge for organizations, especially in the strictly regulated financial services industry. Both centralized and decentralized solutions bring their own sets of implementation challenges. At Equifax, their data fabric platform allows them to create full domain ownership and a standardized governance approach globally.

Join this session to learn more about:

  • Creating a data fabric architecture within highly regulated industries
  • Realizing a governed data ecosystem by creating right balance of centralized and decentralized components
  • Lessons learned in the transformation journey

2:45pm - 3:30pm  Executive Boardroom

Optimizing the Digital Enterprise with AI Driven Quality Data

Michael Burke headshot

Michael Burke

Sr. Director AI & Machine Learning

Reltio

Marcy Cunningham headshot

Marcy Cunningham

Director, Information Governance

IHG

Nathan Ghadirifard headshot

Nathan Ghadirifard

Director Strategic Market Analytics

WellStar Health System

Pradeep Parvathipuram headshot

Pradeep Parvathipuram

Chief Architect, Head of Enterprise Architecture

Hallmark Cards

Significant data quality problems are a continuous obstacle for enterprise digital transformations at scale. When not addressed, business value suffers and organizations are left at a unique disadvantage. CDOs have the opportunity to implement data quality at scale to optimize their organization.

Join this session to uncover ways to:

  • Simplify and streamline deficiencies with the help of machine learning and AI
  • Empower data stewards to do more with less
  • Connect enterprise data to power intelligent systems


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 CxOs).

To reserve your seat, please contact: 

Monica Podolsky at monica.podolsky@evanta.com

2:45pm - 3:30pm  Executive Boardroom

Accelerating the Business with Analytics-Based Decision Making

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Josh Poduska

Chief Data Scientist

Domino Data Lab

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Nicholas Handville

Chief Data Officer

Georgia Department of Education

Erika Lagunaviciute headshot

Erika Lagunaviciute

Director, Customer and Digital Analytics

RealTruck

More than two-thirds of CEOs view insights, generated from collected data and advanced analytics, as a competitive business advantage. But despite the benefits, data and analytics leaders are challenged by a lack of workforce skills and a siloed operating model. 

Join this roundtable as CDOs discuss ways to:

  • Upskill the workforce to be data-driven and enable self-service models
  • Evaluate your operating model to allow for cross-collaboration
  • Generate and communicate business value from analytics-based decisions

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: 

Monica Podolsky at monica.podolsky@evanta.com

3:30pm - 3:45pm  Networking Break

3:45pm - 4:20pm  Keynote

Telling the Data Story— Absorbing Complexity, Delivering Simplicity

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Avinash Tripathi

Vice President of Analytics - Marketing Analytics and Marketing Sciences

University of Phoenix

Across every enterprise, analytics serve as the caretaker of data. Yet, streamlining and harnessing that data is easier said than done. The remedy? Effective data storytelling. When used as a catalyst for growth, these skills drive the overall health of the institution and ultimately propel the data and analytics space to shift from a cost center to a robust revenue generator. With this in mind, data and analytics leaders must ensure the insights they deliver are trusted and compelling to the business.

Join this session to hear how the University of Phoenix is:

  • Upskilling and reskilling the widening talent gap
  • Fostering a culture of foundational data literacy
  • Aligning analytics resources with overarching strategy

4:20pm - 4:50pm  Closing Reception & Prize Drawing

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