Chicago CDO Executive Summit

November 29, 2022 | Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

November 29, 2022
Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

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Collaborate with your peers

Get together with Chicago'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:

Aligning people and process to excel at data governance

Adopting a data-centric culture to remain competitive with digital natives

Using and Identifying Analytics for Impactful Decision Making

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

Kristina Chambers

TTX
Chief Data & Analytics Officer

Shamsa Jafri

Wells Fargo
Executive, Head of Media & Owned Channel Science

Mike Jennings

Walgreens Boots Alliance
Senior Director, Customer Data Platform & Solutions, Marketing Technologies

Scott Kaufman

Baker Tilly
Chief Analytics and Data officer

Madhav Madaboosi

BP
Head of Digital Transformation, Future Midstream & Strategy

Prasannal Nithyanandam

Volkswagen Group of America
Head of Data and Advanced Analytics

Nalini Polavarapu

Bayer Corporation
Vice President - Enterprise Analytics and Data Science

Sid Raina

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Divisional VP Data and Analytics

Kevin Salzmann

BMO Harris
Head of Digital and Data Architecture, Commercial Banking

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 Chicago 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


November 28, 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.

November 29, 2022 - morning

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

8:45am - 9:30am  Keynote

Propelling Customer-Centric Business Value Using Data

Prasannal Nithyanandam headshot

Prasannal Nithyanandam

Head of Data and Advanced Analytics

Volkswagen Group of America

To modernize business and push for complete digitalization, organizations must understand how a cohesive data strategy provides intrinsic value to the organization. But where do you start? To truly propel the organization forward, data and analytics leaders need to address gaps within the business and optimize with data and analytics.

Join this session to explore ways to:

  • Transform organizational culture to promote data governance and data product mindset
  • Centralize data consumption to build a center of excellence (COE)
  • Elevate data stewardship to enable self-service analytics

9:30am - 10:00am  Networking Break

10:00am - 10:45am  Breakout Session

Keys to Establishing Trusted Data at Scale

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Amy Bloedorn

SVP, Head of Data Governance

Northern Trust

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Vijay Rajandram

Chief Data Officer

Northern Trust Asset Management

According to Gartner, by 2024, most organizations will attempt trust-based data sharing programs, but only 15% will succeed and outperform their peers on most business metrics. To achieve that success, data and analytics leaders must implement a foundational level of trust capable of fostering connection throughout the enterprise and providing valuable ROI.

But what does trust mean and where does this start?  Trust is a journey that starts with connecting with people and building great relationships whilst establishing accountability.  

Join this interactive fireside chat to learn:

  • Ways to build relationships, establish accountability and connectivity
  • How to define trusted data and implement a robust data governance program
  • Ways to accelerate your data journey by addressing significant pain points from the beginning

10:00am - 10:45am  Breakout Session

Breaking Traditional Decision-Making With Data

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Doug Bryan

AI Strategist

Dataiku

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Mindy Billingham

Sr Product Consultant

Bread Financial

Currently many organizations are on their respective journeys to become more data-driven, with business intelligence and analytics integrated into day-to-day operations. But, many of these organizations struggle to implement new habits and break old behaviors when centering around data.

Join this fireside chat to explore:

  • How Bread Financial’s analytics program has transformed their data culture
  • Adoption strategies to promote a responsible internal data culture
  • Skillsets needed to achieve data-driven decision making


10:00am - 10:45am  Executive Boardroom

Scaling AI – Sustaining Governance

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Stu Bailey

Chief Enterprise AI Architect and Co-founder

ModelOp

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Socrates Krishnamurthy

Principal Data Scientist

The Kraft Heinz Company

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Cisco Reyes

Director of Ent. BI, Data & Analytics

SGSCO

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Dr. Bhatt Vadlamani

VP of Enterprise Architecture

Jackson

Data and analytics leaders must transition their organizations from decision support‑ inclusive of charts and graphs, to decision automation models at scale. Not only should D&A leaders manage accountability for the amplified value and amplified risk of AI, but they must also govern AI despite unprecedented operational complexity.

Join your peers to discuss ways to:

  • Measure the effectiveness and ROI of enterprise AI
  • Balance risk requirements while fostering innovation
  • Lead AI throughout the enterprise

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, Katherine Williams / katherine.williams@evanta.com

10:00am - 10:45am  Executive Boardroom

Empowering the Business through Self-Service Data

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Joe DosSantos

Chief Data and Analytics Officer

Qlik

Srikanth Geedipalli headshot

Srikanth Geedipalli

SVP, Global Analytics and AI Products

Experian

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Mani Gunasekaran

VP of Product Engineering

KeHE Distributors

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Matthew Kelly

SVP, Digital & Automation

Northern Trust Asset Management

Our goal as CDOs is to enable data literate employees to self-serve data and analytics for quick speed to decisions, but this can have organizational, technical, and people readiness complexities. Come explore ways your peers are using self-service data and analytics tools to strategize, streamline and propel an organization toward data modernization.

Join this roundtable session to discuss:

  • Identifying gaps in a company culture that hinder self-service models
  • Ideal business models, data service definitions and customer alignment
  • Selecting and adopting the tools needed to enable data efficiency amongst business users

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, Katherine Williams / katherine.williams@evanta.com

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.

November 29, 2022 - mid-afternoon

11:20am - 12:05pm  Breakout Session

Fighting Healthcare Disparities with Analytics and NLP

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Chad Konchak

Assistant Vice President, Clinical Analytics

NorthShore Edwards Elmhurst Health

According to a recent Gartner survey, 96% of respondents say they either have AI in their deployment pipeline or have already initiated projects. At NorthShore University Health System they’re leveraging analytics capabilities and a new AI initiative around natural language processing to aid in health equity; with the mission of reducing healthcare disparities in the care they provide.

 Join this session to explore how they're:

  • Using NLP innovation to drive business value
  • Integrating insights from AI processes to support patient care
  • Improving health equity practices through automation


11:20am - 12:05pm  Breakout Session

CDO Data Governance Playbook

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John Wills

Field CTO

Alation

Data and Analytics leaders 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.

Join this session to 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

Implementing Responsible and Explainable AI

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Heather Gentile

Executive Director, RegTech Offerings, Data and AI

IBM

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Vishal Chawla

Enterprise Data Leader

Kemper Corporation

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Brett Collins

Director Data Science

Navistar

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Karthik Raja

Chief Data Science Officer

Ascension

AI adoption is increasingly used to beat the competition, release innovative products and services, better meet customer expectations, and drive revenue growth. However, successful AI is not straightforward. AI initiatives require governance, compliance with corporate and ethical principles, laws, and regulations. Stakeholders, customers, and government entities are demanding responsible and explainable AI – including the White House releasing the “Blueprint for AI Bill of Rights” in October.

Join this boardroom to discuss how to:

  • Operationalize AI with confidence in your organization
  • Better manage AI risk to avoid brand degradation
  • Scale while complying with the growing AI regulations

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, Katherine Williams / katherine.williams@evanta.com

11:20am - 12:05pm  Executive Boardroom

Data and Analytics Strategies for Cloud Evolution

Mike Pickett headshot

Mike Pickett

VP of Product Growth

StreamSets, a Software AG Company

Jorge Balestra headshot

Jorge Balestra

Global Head Machine Learning Operations (MLOps) and Platforms

Kraft Heinz

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David Cartwright

Vice President Analytics & Reporting

Optum

Mike Jennings headshot

Mike Jennings

Senior Director, Customer Data Platform & Solutions, Marketing Technologies

Walgreens Boots Alliance

For companies to modernize and succeed with digital transformation, it's crucial for organizations to be fully aligned on market drivers, business objectives and opportunities. To truly propel the organization forward, businesses need to fully understand the flexibility and scalability cloud services can provide so they can quickly and continually adapt to new economic conditions and opportunities.

Join this interactive roundtable discussion as CDOs explore:

  • Maximizing business value and the customer experience with cloud strategy
  • Identifying the appropriate governance framework and security policies for hybrid and multi-cloud environments
  • Harnessing best practices around enterprise data collection for eventual monetization

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, Katherine Williams / katherine.williams@evanta.com

12:05pm - 12:35pm  Lunch Service

12:35pm - 1:10pm  Keynote

Accelerating Secure Data Access for Modern Data Demands

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Matthew Carroll

CEO

Immuta

Modern enterprises are migrating from on-premise data infrastructures to the cloud at an unprecedented rate, but in doing so, they must ensure customer and mission-critical data remains secure and protected. Legacy security paradigms simply cannot keep up with the exponential increase of users, data sources, and policies. As a result, modern companies must rethink security strategies with a more innovative, holistic and agile approach that weighs the impacts of the status quo against a successful cloud data strategy.

 

Join this keynote session where you’ll learn to:

  • Upgrade data security through next-generation, real-time monitoring and data stack auditing
  • Scale access control through automated tagging
  • Navigate the convergence of business, regulatory and contractual controls



1:10pm - 1:25pm  Break

1:25pm - 2:10pm  Breakout Session

The Business Value of Connected Data

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Jim Webber

Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Neo4j

By 2025, graph technologies will be used in 80% of data and analytics innovations. Data and analytics leaders are embracing graph technologies to build real-time services that deliver contextually relevant analytics, greater customer engagement, increased revenues and reduced operational costs.

Join this session as we discuss:

  • Building data fabrics, digital twins and accelerating ML / AI with enterprise knowledge graphs
  • Identifying opportunities to propel key business objectives
  • Driving value through improved predictions and decision making

1:25pm - 2:10pm  Executive Boardroom

Increasing Data Access with Self-Serve Analytics

Shadi Rostami headshot

Shadi Rostami

SVP of Engineering

Amplitude

Laté Lawson headshot

Laté Lawson

Senior Director, Customer Information Design & Operations

Grainger

Dave Sawdey headshot

Dave Sawdey

Principal, Global Leader of Portfolio Analytics and Business Intelligence

Avison Young

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Molly Shutt

Managing Director, Head of Data Management

CIBC

With a growing and diverse data and analytics user base across many organizations, industry leaders are tasked with remaining flexible while also providing self-service capabilities to meet those demands. In doing so, a robust D & A architecture is crucial to the flexibility and success of of the self-serve analytics in place.
Join this session to discuss:

  • Modernizing your data stack for scalability
  • Challenges in operationalizing self-serve data access
  • Becoming change agents to relieve pressure

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, Katherine Williams / katherine.williams@evanta.com

1:25pm - 2:10pm  Executive Boardroom

Empowering Democratization with Trusted Data

Derek Wilson headshot

Derek Wilson

Executive Director, Solutions Experience

Lumada Software, Hitachi Vantara

Andy Ashta headshot

Andy Ashta

Head of Enterprise Data Modeling and Engineering

Citi

Kristina Chambers headshot

Kristina Chambers

Chief Data & Analytics Officer

TTX

Kevin Salzmann headshot

Kevin Salzmann

Head of Digital and Data Architecture, Commercial Banking

BMO Harris

Trusted data must lie at the core of every business. Too often, data’s vastness and the complexities surrounding it create roadblocks and prohibitive costs, making it difficult to extract the value sought from simple improvements. But when data can be trusted, it provides workforces and customers alike confidence in the data and insights they need.

Join this interactive session to discuss:

  • Implementing data quality tools and processes to build trust in data
  • Creating a data hub or marketplace as a single source of truth that can be easily navigated
  • Demonstrating ROI while propelling your data initiatives and projects

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, Katherine Williams / katherine.williams@evanta.com

1:25pm - 2:10pm  Executive Boardroom

Securing a Modern Data Ecosystem

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Michael Scott

Chief Information Security Officer

Immuta

Atif Agha headshot

Atif Agha

Sr. Manager AMS

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

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Wendy Batchelder

SVP of Global Data Governance & Chief Data Officer of Trust

Salesforce

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Vikas Khanna

Executive Director, Global Head of Data

ABN AMRO Clearing Bank

As data sharing expands and more sources of data flow into one ecosystem, it's critical for data and analytics leaders to protect sensitive information and safeguard access. By 2025, Gartner predicts 30% of enterprises will have adopted broad-spectrum data security platforms, up from less than 10% in 2021.

Join this interactive roundtable discussion to explore:

  • Securing data on-prem and in the cloud – challenges and successes
  • Selecting and implementing data discovery tools
  • Building agility into your data security strategy


November 29, 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

Conceptualizing the Future of Digital and Data

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Sean MacCarthy

VP of Analytics

Camping World

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Tim Suther

Senior Vice President & General Manager, Data Solutions

Change Healthcare

While the role of the CDAO continues to evolve, a few core responsibilities remain constant – creating value with data, crafting data strategy, enabling the workforce to utilize data and establishing a governance framework. But in addition to maintaining these foundational pillars, data and analytics leaders must also remain vigilant of data ethics, sourcing the right talent and staying ahead of emerging trends.

Join this interactive session to discuss:

  • Defining data ethics to mitigate unintended bias
  • Developing strategy to attract and retain talent
  • Anticipating and preparing for the art of the possible

2:45pm - 3:30pm  Breakout Session

Delivering Real-Time Analytics at Scale

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Victor Lee

VP of Machine Learning & AI

TigerGraph

Understanding the relationships within data is a vital component of analytics. For data and analytics leaders, shifting through enormous amounts of siloed enterprise data results in significant lag time. To propel deep business insights, enterprise-grade analytics require high-performance technology to support real-time results.
Join this session to learn how to:

  • Drive value through improved predictions and decision making
  • Identify opportunities to propel key business objectives
  • Empower stakeholders with tools to make innovative fact-based decisions

2:45pm - 3:30pm  Executive Boardroom

Advancing Digital Business through Democratization of Analytics

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Steve Brodrick

Chief Transformation Officer

Alteryx

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Tamara Roust

Chief Data Officer

Confidential

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 C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager, Katherine Williams / katherine.williams@evanta.com

2:45pm - 3:30pm  Executive Boardroom

Trust the Data: ROI of Analytics

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Danny Lutkus

Deployment Strategist

Palantir Technologies

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James Boudreault

Global Head of Data Science

CME Group

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Tim Riddle

Senior Director, Enterprise Analytics

Premier

When a company views analytics as an expense rather than an asset, getting strong ROI suffers. Discover how to create an analytics roadmap to increase your company's ROI, build trust in analytics, and wield analytics to create unprecedented business outcomes.

Join this roundtable session, led by Palantir, to discuss:

  • Shifting the cultural needle on how analytics is viewed organization-wide
  • Pinpointing use cases where analytics can increase ROI
  • Getting buy-in around analytics from the board

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, Katherine Williams / katherine.williams@evanta.com


3:30pm - 3:45pm  Networking Break

3:45pm - 4:20pm  Keynote

Leveraging Data – Driving Business Impact

Sid Raina headshot

Sid Raina

Divisional VP Data and Analytics

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

Stephanie Curulewski headshot

Stephanie Curulewski

VP, Future Midstream and Strategy

BP

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Madhav Madaboosi

Head of Digital Transformation, Future Midstream & Strategy

BP

To overcome the growing pains of digital transformation, it's imperative for data and analytics leaders to develop sound operating models and adopt strong governance, accountability, roadmaps and the right technology, all while gaining buy-in from key stakeholders. At BP, there's an understanding and appreciation of the role data plays in the scope of driving vast, impactful change all the way from senior leadership.

In this fireside chat, members of BP’s commercial and digital transformation team share how they’re:

  • Using digital and data as levers to transform the enterprise
  • Implementing a holistic and agile approach to governance and accountability
  • Adapting to an evolving and innovative data landscape

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

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A block of rooms has been reserved at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile at a reduced conference rate. Reservations should be made online or by calling 1-877-303-0104.

Deadline to book using the discounted room rate of $348 USD (plus tax) is November 7, 2022.

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(972) 972-2445

katherine.williams@evanta.com