Chicago CDO Executive Summit

November 6, 2019 | The Westin Michigan Avenue

November 6, 2019
The Westin Michigan Avenue

Collaborate with your peers

Get together with your peers to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the Chicago 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

Chicago CDO Governing Body


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

Co-Chairs

Tony Cyriac

Bank of Montreal
Chief Data & Analytics Officer, BMO Financial Group

Mike Jennings

Walgreens Boots Alliance
Sr. Director, Data Architecture, Global Enterprise Architecture

Madhav Madaboosi

BP
Head of Data and Analytics for Corporate & Functions

Andrea Marks

OptumRx
Chief Analytics Officer

Gokula Mishra

McDonald's Corporation
Sr. Director, Global Data & Analytics Platform

Plamen Petrov

Anthem Inc.
Chief Data Officer and VP Artificial Intelligence

Nalini Polavarapu

Bayer Corporation
Enterprise Data Science Strategy Lead

Ameet Shetty

McDonald's
Chief Data and Analytics Officer

Agenda


November 5, 2019

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

The Neuroscience of Being Memorable

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Carmen Simon

Cognitive Neuroscientist & Author

Impossible to Ignore: Creating Memorable Content to Influence Decisions

Success in any industry is a function of influencing others. This is no easy task because modern audiences and decision makers are bombarded with requests for their attention, many of which go ignored.

In this interactive keynote with Carmen Simon, learn how:

  • Discover strategies for transforming yourself and your message into something worth noticing
  • Convert neuroscience insights into practical guidelines that will help you resonate with people and spark action
  • Understand what makes people pay attention, remember you and ultimately act on what you say

November 6, 2019 - morning

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

8:15am - 8:30am  Opening Comments

8:30am - 9:00am  Keynote

Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and the Evolving Data Office

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Plamen Petrov

Chief Data Officer and VP Artificial Intelligence

Anthem Inc.

The digital business is marked by constant change and fueled by an increasing appetite for data. AI and machine learning have accelerated these trends, and it falls to the Data Officer to build core capabilities around these differentiators. This demands yet another evolution – to Data Officers themselves.

In this keynote, Plamen Petrov will share:

  • Strategies for building enterprise capabilities around machine learning and artificial intelligence
  • Keys to governance and management that maximizes the value of these technologies and creates competitive advantage
  • A blueprint for the evolving data leader seeking to influence meaningful transformation

9:00am - 9:20am  Networking Break

9:20am - 10:10am  Breakout Session

Leveraging AI to Transform the Core Business

Nalini Polavarapu headshot

Nalini Polavarapu

Enterprise Data Science Strategy Lead

Bayer Corporation

Leading companies are disrupting the status quo with data science to transform business strategy and create new business models that fuel growth. Learn from a global technology leader how forward thinking companies transforming their bottom line with digital technologies, including AI to accelerate innovation in the cognitive era.

In this session you’ll discover:

  • How to tackle organizational and political barriers to bring automation to the enterprise
  • What data quality tactics can be used to improve efficiency and governance
  • Which strategies work best for AI awareness and education

9:20am - 10:10am  Breakout Session

Accelerate Innovation With Data

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Eric Schrock

CTO

Delphix

Today, every company is a data company. To become a successful data company, CDOs must provide innovators quick and easy access to data, anywhere it’s needed, without compromising compliance or privacy. Unfortunately, most organizations aren’t built around information flow, with legacy systems and processes constantly impeding the ability to get data to those who need it.

In this session you’ll learn:

  • Strategies to leverage data to accelerate innovation
  • Practical starting points across people, process, and technology
  • Tactics to forge a vibrant data culture

9:20am - 10:10am  Executive Boardroom

Strategies for Tackling Defensive and Offensive Data Management

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Mike Jennings

Sr. Director, Data Architecture, Global Enterprise Architecture

Walgreens Boots Alliance

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Krishna Iyer

Chief Data Officer

State of Illinois

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Sue Laine

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 CDOs). To reserve your seat, please contact Joe Nattress at Joe.Nattress@evanta.com

9:20am - 10:10am  Executive Boardroom

Avoiding Pitfalls Along Your AI / ML Journey

Pula Reddy headshot

Pula Reddy

Global Leader for Analytics

CNH Industrial

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Joe DeCosmo

Chief Analytics Officer

Enova International

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Matt Maccaux

Global Field CTO

HPE 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 session, you’ll discover:

  • How to avoid common mistakes 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

10:10am - 10:30am  Networking Break

10:30am - 11:20am  Breakout Session

Transformation Unplugged — Data and Analytics Strategy at Scale

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Madhav Madaboosi

Head of Data and Analytics for Corporate & Functions

BP

BP has been one of the pioneers in digital technology in the Energy industry. While their technology journey was previously focused on building environments that enable innovation, converting innovations into scalable capabilities were challenged in terms of organizational change factors and gravitational pull of collective beliefs and behaviors. Hear how one of BP’s segments inspired its businesses to experiment in unchartered territories, adopt an investment mindset towards Data and Analytics, all the while inculcating change behaviors.

In this session you'll learn:

  • Lessons learned from digital transformation
  • Challenges of organizational change
  • Bi-Modal strategies of how industrial and innovation converge

10:30am - 11:20am  Breakout Session

A Journey of Data Democratization and Collaboration at GE Transportation

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Ulysses David

Principal, Customer Success

Dataiku

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Ajay Jillellamudi

Director - Data and Analytics

GE transportation a Wabtec Company

Despite the hype around AI in the media, very few businesses have managed to execute on incorporating the fundamental processes that enable these data insights at scale, much less automating them to enable AI services. This session presents the story of GE Transportation and the organizational setup that enabled their transformation, built use cases and how they handled data education.

In this session David and Jillellamudi will discuss:

  • Key drivers for data democratization strategy 
  • Data democratization a.k.a self service analytics program
  • Technological stack and organizational setup

10:30am - 11:20am  Executive Boardroom

Make Your Data Ready for AI

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John Hassman

Vice President, Commercial Analytics

CIT

Seth Dobrin headshot

Seth Dobrin

VP Data and AI, Chief Data Officer Cloud and Cognitive Software

IBM

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Guru Rao

Chief Analytics and Data Officer

FBAlliance Insurance

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 session, you’ll discover:

  • How to avoid common mistakes 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

10:30am - 11:20am  Executive Boardroom

Implementing Multi-Cloud and Hybrid Environments

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Jorge Balestra

Director of IT - COE, Analytics Solutions

The Kraft Heinz Company

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Don Fleschut

Chief Data Officer

Ryerson

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Todd Goldman

Vice President, Marketing

Infoworks

In a world where agile analytics provide a key competitive edge, data leaders need a winning data and analytics strategy that can leverage new cloud-based infrastructures while still accounting for legacy on-premise environments.

In this session, you’ll discuss:

  • Challenges with becoming more agile in data operations
  • Strategies for managing data flows across multiple environments
  • Solutions that allow you to architect for future infrastructure options

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

November 6, 2019 - mid-afternoon

11:20am - 11:45am  Networking Break

11:45am - 12:30pm  Lunch & Comments

12:30pm - 1:00pm  Keynote

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

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Marge Breya

Senior EVP & CMO

MicroStrategy, Inc.

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.

In this Keynote you'll discover how to:

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

1:00pm - 1:20pm  Networking Break

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Breakout Session

From Farm to “Table” — Agriculture and Analytics

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Elizabeth Conzo-Kershner

Analytics Leader

John Deere US

John Deere is ushering in the future of farming by leveraging their established culture to shift from product to platform. Hear how a traditional manufacturing company embedded data analytics and helped revolutionize an age old industry in the process.

In this session, you’ll discover:

  • How to educate key partners on the language of data
  • Lessons learned along the data and analytics journey thus far
  • Why adaptation and appreciation are key ingredients to success

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Executive Boardroom

Journey to the Intelligent Enterprise — Data-Driven Best Practices

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Tim Suther

Senior Vice President & General Manager, Data Solutions

Change Healthcare

Mohan Putcha headshot

Mohan Putcha

Vice President - Digital Strategy, Chief Architect

Aon

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Marge Breya

Senior EVP & CMO

MicroStrategy, Inc.

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, 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

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Executive Boardroom

Comprehensive Machine Learning’s Competitive Advantage

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Tony Cyriac

Chief Data & Analytics Officer, BMO Financial Group

Bank of Montreal

Dan Pikelny headshot

Dan Pikelny

Vice President and Chief Analytics Officer

Navistar

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Justin Sears

VP, Product Marketing

Lucidworks

Emerging technologies like AI, automation and machine learning are often introduced piecemeal throughout the enterprise – automate this task here, AI in that product there. But the truly differentiated organization is fundamentally reshaped through wholesale alignment of business goals and technology-driven insight.

In this roundtable conversation, you’ll:

  • Discuss enterprise-wide transformation fusing outcomes to computing tools like machine learning and automation
  • Identify quick-value opportunities for strategic AI throughout the enterprise
  • Uncover the markers of predictive intelligence within your organization – and learn to leverage them

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

November 6, 2019 - afternoon

2:10pm - 2:30pm  Networking Break

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Breakout Session

Challenges Overcome on the Master Data Journey

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George Skordilis

SVP, Head of Master Data Management

Northern Trust

Executing a comprehensive data management and governance strategy can be a herculean task. For George Skordilis and his team of Hercules-es, the continuing journey to master data management is eight year strong. In this session, Skordilis shares the lessons of this incredible, ongoing story.

Join this session to learn:

  • The necessity of making your MDM strategy about more than software and IT
  • What it takes to start strong with a multi-project approach
  • Tactics for continuous engagement with your business partners throughout the journey

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Executive Boardroom

The New Standards for Data Protection in the Trust Economy

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Raul Poma

Director, Master Data Management

Baxter

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Anil Choudary

Managing Director | Head of Enterprise Architecture for US Region

CIBC USA

Stéphane Charbonneau headshot

Stéphane Charbonneau

CTO, Co-Founder

TITUS

Data is derived from virtually every interaction we make online. As a result, consumers have now turned their attention to how companies protect their information. Why? Because along the journey towards digital transformation, globalization, and increased collaboration, something very fundamental was compromised – the trust between customers and the companies they do business with. The message is loud and clear: People expect a standard of reliability and transparency when it comes to how their data is handled. 

In this boardroom you'll discuss:

  • Hear how companies are preparing for the next set of data privacy challenges
  • Discuss strategies to prepare for new regulations in California on January 2020
  • Understand how to practically adapt your data ecosystem for agile data governance

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

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Executive Boardroom

Navigating Privacy – Data Leadership for New Regulation

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Sid Raina

Divisional Vice President - Enterprise Data and Analytics

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois

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Sumit Dangi

SVP & CFO, Global Data & Analytics

HSBC USA

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Tom Lojko

Head of Solutions Architecture in Success Engineering

Segment

First, GDPR reframed the conversation around privacy on an international scale. Now, privacy regulation in California (and the likely inter-state reciprocity of this regulation) brings a fresh set of obligations. These changes reverberate in all organizations who trade in data and intellectual property – what do they mean for the role of the data and analytics officer?

In this roundtable conversation, you and your peers will discuss:

  • Strategies for evolving your approach to privacy in lockstep with regulation, and what this evolution means for data leaders
  • Taking a “privacy by design” approach that builds compliance into the fabric of your data program
  • What organizations must do differently in terms of vendor compliance, data management and data destruction

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 - 3:40pm  Networking Break

3:40pm - 3:50pm  Closing Comments

3:50pm - 4:20pm  Keynote

Analytics, the Prescription Healthcare Needs

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Andrea Marks

Chief Analytics Officer

OptumRx

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Tim Suther

Senior Vice President & General Manager, Data Solutions

Change Healthcare

The life-and-death challenges of healthcare – the opioid crisis, availability and affordability of medication, rising costs for patients – seem daunting, but they are precisely the challenges Andrea Marks and her team at Optum are tackling through their comprehensive analytics approach.

In this conversation, Marks will share perspectives on:

  • How the fragmented interoperability of healthcare magnifies challenges – and how her focus on better data systems provides a foundation for alleviating it
  • Utilizing the right data enrichment and machine learning to sync data systems and generate better insight
  • The life-saving outcomes of her unified approach

4:20pm - 5:00pm  Closing Reception & Prize Drawing

Location


Venue & Accommodation

The Westin Michigan Avenue

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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