Boston CDO Executive Summit

June 8, 2022 | Renaissance Boston Waterfront

June 8, 2022
Renaissance Boston Waterfront

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Collaborate with your peers

Get together with Boston'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:

Inspiring the workforce to adopt a data-centric culture

Aligning people and process to excel at data governance

Improving business outcomes with analytical insights

Boston CDO Governing Body


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

Co-Chairs

Michael McHugh

Biogen
Head of Data Engineering & Analytics

Sears Merritt

Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co
Head of Data, Strategy & Architecture

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 Boston 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


June 7, 2022

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

Governing Body Private Dinner

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

June 8, 2022 - morning

7:30am - 8:15am  Registration & Breakfast

8:15am - 9:00am  Keynote

Driving Data Governance – Why One Size Doesn’t Fit All

Genevy Dimitrion headshot

Genevy Dimitrion

Head of Enterprise Data Strategy, Management & Governance

Humana

It takes a village to keep pace with the vast amounts of data accruing within the enterprise. Data stewards are the unsung heroes, defining roles and responsibilities and enforcing the guardrails of governance. In sparking a data movement, what steps should leaders be taking to execute, iterate and learn?

Join this interactive keynote to explore:

  • Identifying the skill sets and qualifications necessary for your data team
  • Pinpointing where “data governance activities” currently exists and understanding effectiveness
  • Removing the stigma around failure and building trust

9:00am - 9:30am  Networking Break

9:30am - 10:15am  Breakout Session

Self-Service Analytics for Data Democratization and Innovation

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Shahidul Mannan

Head of Data Engineering and Innovation, DAO

Mass General Brigham

 In the next era of digitization, organizations are looking for innovation at speed and scale. Across the globe, innovators at all levels of digital play, are competing through their ideas, experiments, ability to fail upwards and the caliber of their innovation. 

Join this informative session, tackling ways to: 

  • Strategize for and approach self-service analytics
  • Enable data democratization and data science-driven innovation via platform and automation
  • Enhance collaboration with self-service analytics and product development through MLOps and DevOps

9:30am - 10:15am  Executive Boardroom

Data Fabric vs Data Mesh — Comparing Data Management Architectures

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Justin Borgman

CEO

Starburst

Bhagyesh Phanse headshot

Bhagyesh Phanse

Vice President, Retail Analytics

CVS

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Srinivasan Sankar

Enterprise Data Leader

The Hanover Insurance Group

While data management technologies have advanced dramatically over the past 40 years, one challenge remains constant: data is everywhere. To stay ahead of the advent of additional databases and the complexity of cloud and data privacy/sovereignty constraints, new data management strategies have emerged to harness and transform decentralized data. 

Join this session as CDOs discuss:

  • Evaluating current data management architectures; what works and what doesn’t
  • Defining and distinguishing the differences between data fabric and data mesh 
  • Strategies for governance and optimizing data management across distributed 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 C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager, Tim Bigley / tim.bigley@evanta.com

9:30am - 10:15am  Executive Boardroom

Maximizing Business Decisions With Real-Time Data Analytics

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Dominic Sartorio

SVP, Products

Actian

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Joshua Glastein

Chief Information and Technology Officer

Berkshire Residential Investments

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Niren Sirohi

Head of Clinical Operations & Business Analytics

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

The goal of the modern enterprise is to be 'data-driven,' relying primarily upon quality insights to propel the organization forward. To accomplish this goal, leaders must: evangelize trusted data while embracing advanced analytics to inform decision-making, ensure data delivery is timely and relevant to analysts’ needs, and analyze market opportunities and new revenue streams with predictive models.

Join this interactive roundtable discussion as peers discuss:

  • Setting data quality standards to ensure clean data
  • Enabling a culture that trusts, invests and relies upon data 
  • Challenges that compliance introduce into data management and sharing

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 your event Program Manager, Tim Bigley / tim.bigley@evanta.com

10:15am - 10:45am  Networking Break

10:20am - 10:45am  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.

10:45am - 11:30am  Breakout Session

Structuring Governance to Keep AI Ethics Front and Center

Kishore Aradhya headshot

Kishore Aradhya

Sr. Director, AI & Advanced Analytics

Stanley Black & Decker

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Dan Power

Managing Director, Data Governance, Global Markets

State Street

Data has become the new gold with an increased emphasis on AI, machine learning and analytics to drive decision making. As inequities reach a boiling point in society at-large, data and analytics leaders are critically evaluating organizational data practices and algorithms to weed out bias and unintended impacts. 

Join this session as D&A leaders share how they are:

  • Creating data practices and mechanisms to improve explainability and understand the conditions of AI's code for processing data
  • Devising governance methods to change the dichotomy between under-represented groups and data modeling 
  • Deciding the ethical parameters that define success in modeling and outcomes

10:45am - 11:30am  Executive Boardroom

Connecting the Dots — Building a User-Friendly Data Architecture

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Scott Brokaw

Director of Product Management, Data Integration

IBM

Michal Cenkl headshot

Michal Cenkl

Director of Innovation and Technology

MITRE

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Brent Mahan

Director Business Intelligence & Data Visualization

Moderna

Data is increasingly dispersed, dynamic, diverse and difficult to manage. To simplify data management within hybrid and multi-cloud landscapes, a data fabric architecture can increase accessibility and intelligently organize data for self-service delivery to consumers. Once unlocked, the value of your data increases and additional AI capabilities are possible.

Join this interactive roundtable to discuss: 

  • Enabling self-service data consumption and collaboration
  • Enhancing automation of governance, data protection and security with AI
  • Automating data engineering tasks and augment data integration

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 your event Program Manager, Tim Bigley / tim.bigley@evanta.com

10:45am - 11:30am  Executive Boardroom

Increasing Productivity with Self-Service Data Lakehouses

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Mark Lyons

VP, Product Management

Dremio

Nava Cretu-Kessel headshot

Nava Cretu-Kessel

Director, Enterprise Data Strategy

AlerisLife

Tomek Kozdrowicz headshot

Tomek Kozdrowicz

VP, IS Enterprise Architecture

Hologic

Data and analytics teams face massive amounts of data from multiple sources and are challenged to keep up with demands of business units. Self-service analytics alleviates many pain points, giving control to individual users and increased productivity. Building a self-service data lakehouse is the right foundation towards a data-driven culture and increased efficiency.

Join this session to explore:

  • Identifying gaps in company culture and technology choices that hinder self-service models
  • Building a strategic data governance plan for agile use
  • Training to empower employees and develop skills

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 your event Program Manager, Tim Bigley / tim.bigley@evanta.com

11:30am - 11:40am  Break

June 8, 2022 - mid-afternoon

11:30am - 12:30pm  Lunch Service

12:30pm - 1:05pm  Keynote

Lunch Comments & Executive Keynote

 Details coming soon.

1:05pm - 1:20pm  Break

1:20pm - 2:05pm  Breakout Session

Women in Data — Challenging the Status Quo

Genevy Dimitrion headshot

Genevy Dimitrion

Head of Enterprise Data Strategy, Management & Governance

Humana

Stefanie Costa Leabo headshot

Stefanie Costa Leabo

Chief Data Officer

City of Boston, MA

Amanda Davis headshot

Amanda Davis

SVP, Business Intelligence

Commonwealth Care Alliance

Julie Greenway headshot

Julie Greenway

Sr. Director IT Data Analytics

Hasbro

Laura McElhinney headshot

Laura McElhinney

Chief Data Officer

Horizon Media

With growth opportunities on the rise and the demand for data professionals more prevalent than ever, women remain underrepresented in leadership roles. But those with a seat at the table are using their influence to bring a new perspective to data and analytics and to sponsor more women to do the same.

Join this session as a panel of your peers discuss:

  • Bringing new approaches to existing challenges in the field of D&A
  • Expanding diversity and inclusion efforts to close the gender gap
  • Paying it forward for the next generation of female leaders

1:20pm - 2:05pm  Executive Boardroom

Driving an Inclusive Data and Analytics Strategy with Agile Governance

Bryon Jacob headshot

Bryon Jacob

CTO & Co-Founder

data.world

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Catherine Folkes

Chief Data Officer

RKD Group

The failed cost of data initiatives continues to challenge enterprises and data governance is often cited as a major hurdle. Organizations often view data as a monolithic undertaking while using an outdated top-down approach. The modern enterprise knows the answer to a successful data strategy lies within agile data governance.

Join this session and discuss: 

  • Defining agile data governance and how it democratizes data access
  • Uncovering the consistent challenges of top-down data governance
  • Empowering and providing support to staff who work with 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 C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager, Tim Bigley / tim.bigley@evanta.com


1:20pm - 2:05pm  Executive Boardroom

Deriving Value from Healthy Data

For data to generate revenue for the digital enterprise, it not only needs to be accessible, but dependable. Data and analytics leaders must make data health a priority, setting standards for data quality and educating the workforce on existing insights and models.

Join this session as CDOs discuss: 

  • Pinpointing organizational knowledge gaps around data and data strategy
  • Designing, implementing and monitoring standards around data quality
  • Identifying metrics to track progress of the data quality program

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 your event Program Manager, Tim Bigley / tim.bigley@evanta.com

June 8, 2022 - afternoon

2:05pm - 2:35pm  Networking Break

2:10pm - 2:35pm  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.

2:35pm - 3:20pm  Breakout Session

Bridging the Skill Gap — a Data Talent Q&A

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David Dietrich

VP, Advanced Analytics & Governance

Fidelity Investments

Dev Das headshot

Dev Das

Student

MIT Sloane Master of Business Analytics

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James Hennessy

Student

MIT Sloane Master of Business Analytics

In this hyper-competitive landscape, it's more challenging than ever for data and analytics leaders to acquire the talent they need to support a digital business. CDOs grapple with the best ways to attract and retain top prospects that are capable of empowering the future enterprise. In this session, we take a unique approach by listening to talent entering the workforce tomorrow.

In this interactive Q&A session, students from MIT and data and analytics leaders explore:

  • Identifying the data and analytics skills needed now and for the future
  • Understanding the expectations of data talent entering the workforce
  • Pinpointing gaps in enterprise expectations vs. collegiate curriculum

2:35pm - 3:20pm  Executive Boardroom

Building Empathy-Centric Culture with Data

Bryce Winkelman headshot

Bryce Winkelman

Chief Business and Strategy Officer

Quantum Metric

Kiran Kodali headshot

Kiran Kodali

Global Data Strategy & Governance Lead

Sanofi

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Brent Richter

Enterprise Director Technology and Innovation, Office of the CTO and Chief of Enterprise Resea

Brigham and Women's Hospital

A data-first mindset is paramount for organizations in a rapidly growing, digitally-focused world. But, to affect true culture change throughout the enterprise, leadership must inspire the workforce to incorporate empathy into the purpose and context of every data-driven decision. 

 Join this interactive roundtable conversation as CDOs discuss ways to build empathy by design into your data-driven strategies and learn how to:

  • Understand and alleviate existing gaps and misalignment in your data strategy
  • Infuse data with empathy to derive the most business value
  • Establish a true customer-centric workforce

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 your event Program Manager, Tim Bigley / tim.bigley@evanta.com

2:35pm - 3:20pm  Executive Boardroom

Inspiring Innovation with Advanced Analytics

Sangeet Uttam headshot

Sangeet Uttam

Head of Commerce Analytics

Publishers Clearing House

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Huiling Zhang

Chief Medical Officer, Connected Care

Philips Electronics North America Corporation

According to Gartner, by 2025, 70% of public companies that outperform competitors financially will be centered around data and analytics. It's imperative for leaders to couple trusted data with a robust data and analytics strategy to propel the enterprise forward with analytics-based decision-making.

Join this interactive roundtable discussion to explore:

  • Transforming culture so decisions are based on facts
  • Pinpointing and prototyping organizational use cases to create a trusted data foundation
  • Identifying opportunities to automate decision-making

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 your event Program Manager, Tim Bigley / tim.bigley@evanta.com

3:20pm - 3:35pm  Networking Break

3:35pm - 4:10pm  Keynote

Creating a Company of Owners

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Daren Martin

Culture Architect and Best-Selling Author of "A Company of Owners"

Guest Speaker

Business leaders are always hunting for ways to squash culture killers, cultivate a fun business climate and boost employee relationships. In Dr. Daren Martin’s top-selling book, “A Company of Owners,” he provides a blueprint for business leaders to build a thriving culture and maximize employee engagement.

In this session, you will discover:

  • Tips for engagement to keep a high level of talent
  • The importance of having a BAM – Business Actionable Mantra!
  • Strategies to inspire cultural innovation and growth

4:10pm - 4:40pm  Closing Reception & Prize Drawing

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Renaissance Boston Waterfront
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971-717-6612

tim.bigley@evanta.com