Chicago CDO Virtual Executive Summit

December 15, 2020 | 8:00am - 1:15pm CST

December 15, 2020 | 8:00am - 1:15pm CST


Collaborate with your peers

Come together with your peers virtually to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the Chicago CDO Virtual 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

Data governance, stewardship and quality as drivers of insight and action


Jorge Balestra

Kraft Heinz
Director, Advanced Analytics Center of Excellence

Tony Cyriac

Charles Schwab
Chief Data and Analytics Officer

Mike Jennings

Walgreens Boots Alliance
Sr. Director, Global Data Architecture

Madhav Madaboosi

BP United States
Head of Data Analytics & Data Science, Alternative Energy, Shipping & Group Function

Andrea Marks

Chief Analytics Officer

Nalini Polavarapu

Bayer Corporation
Head of Data science - Customer Centricity

Tammy Roust

State of Illinois
Chief Data Officer

Ameet Shetty

Chief Data and Analytics Officer

Kevin Salzmann

BMO Harris
US Chief Data & Analytics Officer


December 15, 2020

8:00am - 9:00am CST Virtual Summit Keynote

Data and Analytics Leading the Road to Recovery

Data and analytics leaders possess the tools and resources to empower the business to navigate unstable conditions, plan for recovery, and tap new revenue streams for economic growth. Join this keynote session to hear from a diverse panel of CDOs discuss how they are weaving their team into the fabric of the business and driving the enterprise forward.

9:00am - 10:00am CST Virtual Summit Boardroom

Modernizing Data Governance

To modernize data governance, CDOs must adopt an adaptive model that can thrive in all business scenarios — not just some of them. Join this boardroom session to explore governance frameworks that enable innovation and digital initiatives.

9:00am - 10:00am CST Virtual Summit Boardroom

Making Sense (and Dollars) Out of Your Data

With data sharing campaigns on the rise, how are CDOs leveraging their data for internal and external monetization? From starting the monetization journey to communicating revenue-generating ideas to the business, join this boardroom to exchange best practices with your peers.

10:00am - 11:00am CST Virtual Summit Keynote

The Scope of the CDO Role in 2021 and Beyond

Data and analytics leaders have been thrust into the forefront of decision-making for the current and future states of their organizations. Join this keynote of CDOs representing different industries and tenure to explore how the CDO role is transforming to meet the needs of the business. 

11:00am - 12:00pm CST Virtual Summit Boardroom

Prioritizing Privacy and Ethics While Driving Innovation

With the growing spotlight on data privacy, designing data governance models to build trust in privacy and data ethics is now a business imperative. In this session, data leaders explore how they can automate aspects of their data management programs and meet privacy regulations while continuing to drive innovation.

11:00am - 12:00pm CST Virtual Summit Boardroom

Predict What’s Next With Advanced Analytics

The importance of predictive analytics has been illuminated for all corners of society in recent months. This session explores approaches to data quality as data ecosystems become more complex and strategies to scale AI and ML technologies when models based on historical data are no longer valid.

12:00pm - 12:45pm CST Virtual Summit Keynote

Closing Keynote

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12:45pm - 1:15pm CST Networking

Community Discussion

An informal and interactive opportunity for you to network with peers in small groups. 


Your Community Partners

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Chicago CDO Program Manager

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

Joseph Nattress