Dallas CDO Executive Summit

November 29, 2018 , Renaissance Dallas Hotel

November 29, 2018
Renaissance Dallas Hotel

Collaborate with your peers

Get together with your peers to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the Dallas CDO Executive Summit.

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

Investing in your people and the right technologies 

Innovating with advanced technologies and new delivery models

Influencing business stakeholders and enterprise outcomes

Dallas CDO Governing Body


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

Co-Chairs

Anurakt Dixit headshot

Anurakt Dixit

National Life Group
Chief Data Analytics Officer

Jayadev Gopinath headshot

Jayadev Gopinath

Toyota Motor North America
General Manager – Advanced Technologies, Data & Analytics

Mark Nance headshot

Mark Nance

American Fidelity Assurance Company
Chief Data Officer

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Martha Roos

PepsiCo
VP, Global Data & Analytics

Agenda


November 29, 2018 - morning

7:00am - 7:45am  Registration & Breakfast

7:45am - 8:30am  Keynote

The Power of Personalization

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Wes Chaar

Chief Data & Analytics Officer

Catalina Marketing Corporation

Martha Roos headshot

Martha Roos

VP, Global Data & Analytics

PepsiCo

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Chris Crotts

Group Manager, Advanced Technologies and Data

Toyota Motor North America

The CDO role has evolved with emerging technologies and the rapid growth of advanced data analytics has broadened opportunities. Personalization has become a common topic across many industries. Personalization is about reaching out every consumer at the right time, with the right message, content, product or service. Join data leaders as they extend their presentations from last year to explore the latest developments.

In this session, you’ll hear:

  • How innovative technologies are enabling new personalization capabilities
  • Examples and applications that have improved personalization
  • Actionable advice for improving your personalization efforts

8:30am - 9:00am  Networking Break

9:00am - 9:50am  Breakout Session

Leveraging Advanced Analytics to Optimize the Customer Experience

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Darshan Bhate

VP, Retail Strategy, Pricing & Analytics

TXU Energy

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Gerry Moore

Director - Data Services

TXU Energy

Advanced analytics can be leveraged at every stage of the customer lifecycle to optimize the customer experience and maintain long-term profitable relationships. In this compelling co-presentation, Darshan Bhate and Gerry Moore present:

  • Data leader partnerships that promote a data-driven culture
  • Strategies for deepening customer relationships and increasing business longevity
  • Methods for utilizing data and advanced analytics to produce measurable business outcomes

9:00am - 9:50am  Breakout Session

Make Your Data Ready for AI

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Daniel Hernandez

VP, Offering Management

IBM

The average person makes 35,000 decisions a day, each of which is based on data and taxes the brain. AI helps automate many of those decisions, freeing up teams to focus on what really matters, but many organizations are still climbing the ladder to AI. 

In this session, you’ll learn:

  • Common challenges businesses face in their AI journey
  • How CDOs can best prepare to benefit from AI - "the ladder to AI"
  • An example of an efficient information architecture (IA) for AI

9:00am - 9:50am  Executive Boardroom

Developing Predictive Analytics to Get Ahead of the Competition

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Jason Clark

Manager, Business Analytics

Flowserve Corporation

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Nick Curcuru

VP, Data & Analytics

Mastercard

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Jeff Grossman

VP Customer Solutions & Success

Aginity

The most advanced organizations are not only managing their data, they are purposefully managing their analytics, driving consistent and trusted insight throughout their business, while building out the foundation for predictive and prescriptive capabilities. Focusing on enterprise analytic management puts companies ahead of the curve of their competition. In this boardroom, you will:

  • Discuss the evolving, transformative realm of predictive analytics
  • Find out how to lay the strategic foundations of a predictive outlook through analytic management
  • Learn the first steps to discovering and implementing analytics that are durable for predictive and prescriptive operations

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: Lucy Putnam at 971-222-2398 or lucy.putnam@evanta.com

9:00am - 9:50am  Executive Boardroom

Building Efficiencies in Data Governance

Todd Blatti headshot

Todd Blatti

Director, Solution Engineering

Delphix

Shashi Vangala headshot

Shashi Vangala

VP Enterprise Data Services

Baylor Scott & White Health

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Vivek Menon

Executive Director, Data and Analytics Cybersecurity

JPMorganChase

CDOs face mounting challenges in data governance as the sources, volume, and types of data continue to grow exponentially. Those who are successful deliver innovation faster with on-demand access to data and platforms that accelerate the application delivery lifecycle. In this session, you’ll discover:

  • Multi cloud solutions for accelerated data provisioning
  • Strategies for removing constraints while increasing security
  • Examples of self-service analytics that facilitate data driven 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: Lucy Putnam at 971-222-2398 or lucy.putnam@evanta.com

9:50am - 10:20am  Networking Break

10:20am - 11:10am  Breakout Session

Creating a Data Revolution by Communicating Value to Stakeholders

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Walter Wilinsky

VP & CIO

DRS Technologies

Implementing a BI platform is only effective if teams trust and understand the value it delivers. Successful adoption begins with leadership buy-in and then flows through the rest of the organization.

 In this session, you’ll discover:

  • Process level improvement strategies for success
  • Critical information that executives need in order to become data ambassadors
  • Program management strategies for soliciting improvements

10:20am - 11:10am  Breakout Session

Three Pillars of Data-Driven Decisions

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Darren Pedroza

Vice President, Enterprise Data & Analytics

First Command Financial Services

Know your client. Govern your data. Champion DevOps. Darren Pedroza provides a holistic view of data leadership.

In this session, you’ll discover:

  • How to define and execute a holistic view of data leadership and communicate value to senior leaders
  • Important technical considerations at the forefront of a data transformation
  • Where to begin when recruiting and cultivating data talent

10:20am - 11:10am  Executive Boardroom

Best Practices for Managing Large Data Volume Streams

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Cory Shouse

VP, Information Delivery

AmerisourceBergen

Carlos Solano headshot

Carlos Solano

Sr. Director Digital Solutions & Data Science, Global Governance

Walmart Inc.

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Bhala Ghatate

Chief Technology Officer

Daman Incorporated

From data acquisition to down-stream analysis and reporting, the governance lifecycle provides opportunities for data-driven organizations to sharpen their insights. By leveraging information assets, leaders can maximize their return on the large volume of data that flows through the company. In this session you’ll discover:

  • Key aspects for increasing data quality
  • Best practices for efficient and scalable data management
  • Solutions that achieve “zero-latency” for your information assets

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: Lucy Putnam at 971-222-2398 or lucy.putnam@evanta.com

10:20am - 11:10am  Executive Boardroom

Leading Digital Transformation From the CDO Perspective

Mark Nance headshot

Mark Nance

Chief Data Officer

American Fidelity Assurance Company

Shekaran Sury headshot

Shekaran Sury

Sr. Practice Partner, Analytics & AI Consulting

Wipro Ltd

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Alberto Centeno

Director, Supply Chain Analytics

Commercial Metals

Data and analytics can fuel digital transformation and the CDO is the natural leader to drive this change. Benefit from this interactive session as discussion leaders provide true examples of how to drive change. 

In this boardroom, you’ll discuss:

  • How Chief Data Officers should participate in digital transformation
  • Strategies to position data and analytics principles as key components of success
  • Tactics to persuade others in the organization for future projects using 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). To reserve your seat, please contact: Lucy Putnam at 971-222-2398 or lucy.putnam@evanta.com

11:10am - 11:40am  Networking Break

November 29, 2018 - mid-afternoon

11:40am - 12:50pm  Keynote

The Next Wave of Enterprise Intelligence

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Michael Saylor

President, Chairman of the Board & CEO

MicroStrategy, Inc.

The intelligent enterprise is the ultimate data-driven organization. It harnesses traditionally counteractive forces – agility and governance, convenience and security, ease of use and enterprise functionality – to go beyond business intelligence and deliver transformative insights to every user, constituent and partner. Today, every forward leaning company is racing to become an intelligent enterprise. Why? Because organizations that build this intelligent edge over competitors will be the dominant force of tomorrow.

In this keynote, you’ll hear:

  • How to map out your organization into an intelligent enterprise
  • Best practices to build Data Analytics throughout the organization
  • Ecosystem solutions to help manage data securely but remain agile

12:50pm - 1:20pm  Networking Break

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Breakout Session

Responding to the High Demand for Data Professionals

Hettie Tabor headshot

Hettie Tabor

Director for Master of Science in Business Analytics

SMU Cox School of Business

Bhaskar Palit headshot

Bhaskar Palit

Director of Business Analytics

American Airlines

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Mansi Deshpande

Manager of Analytics and BI Solutions

Corsicana Mattress Company

There is an ever-increasing need for data professionals with the depth and breadth of experience necessary to add immediate value in today’s data-driven organizations. In this session we’ll approach the issue from several angles; collegiate advancements, external recruitment, and internal cultivation.

  • Hear how a local college is preparing graduates with real-world data visualization prior to graduation
  • Participate in an open dialogue about methods for recruiting top talent
  • Learn how other data leaders are spearheading internal conferences to promote data education and cultivate internal data professionals

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Breakout Session

Facilitating a Data Architecture In-House Overhaul

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Lee Green

Director, IT Applications - Data and Analytics

Bell Helicopter

A robust data architecture is the foundation needed to accelerate business initiatives. Hear how Bell Helicopter redesigned their data architecture in-house to increase democratization and empower their teams to make more data driven decisions.

In this session, you’ll discover:

  • Key indicators that data architecture updates are on the horizon
  • Methods used to build consensus and gather input
  • How to get executive consensus on novel solutions through storytelling

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Executive Boardroom

Agile Data Makeover — Data Engineering Strategies

Zul Sidi headshot

Zul Sidi

Head of Data & Analytics-Retail, Preferred & Wealth Management

Bank of America

Girish Ramachandran headshot

Girish Ramachandran

Chief Technology Architect-Innovation and Information Mgmt

City of Dallas

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Ned Hooper

Managing Partner, Centerview Capital

Board Member, Infoworks.io

Every enterprise understands the urgency of digital transformation and the central role that data plays in the process. In a world where analytics agility is a key competitive edge and big data expertise is scarce, data engineering challenges have intensified as digitization proliferates real-time flow of data across a multitude of platforms.

In this boardroom, you’ll discuss:

  • The pervasive data engineering demands for better flexibility within the enterprise
  • Different strategies for diverse data management and governance demands
  • Eliminating big data complexities on premise and in the cloud

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: Lucy Putnam at 971-222-2398 or lucy.putnam@evanta.com

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Executive Boardroom

Accelerate Actionable Insights Through Data Management Optimization

Anil Bariki headshot

Anil Bariki

Head of Data and Analytics

National Life Group

Howard Holton headshot

Howard Holton

Global Director, Enterprise Architecture

Hitachi Vantara

Huiling Zhang headshot

Huiling Zhang

VP, Strategic Analytics & Solutions

Tenet Healthcare

Today’s leaders rely on data-driven insights to guide their business decisions and improve performance. With real-time data flowing in from multitude platforms, data leaders require solutions that allow them to remain focused on business objectives. Learn how to overcome infrastructure challenges and uncover hidden insights within your data through this interactive session. In this boardroom, you’ll discuss:

  • Modernizing data center infrastructures
  • Curating quality data from disparate sources
  • Reducing ingestion complexities to allow onboarding data at scale

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: Lucy Putnam at 971-222-2398 or lucy.putnam@evanta.com

November 29, 2018 - afternoon

2:10pm - 2:30pm  Networking Break

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Breakout Session

Monetization of Data Security

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Nick Curcuru

VP, Data & Analytics

Mastercard

From data in motion to data at rest, Mastercard's security standards exceed industry requirements. By offering data security consultation services to its partners, Mastercard is monetizing their expertise to generate additional revenue and improve security across the industry. 

In this session, you’ll learn:

  • How intelligent data management extends beyond traditional security measures
  • Best practices to further protect your clients’ sensitive information
  • Strategies for customizing the classification of your data

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Executive Boardroom

Locate, Trust, Analyze — Best Practices for Delivering Quality Data

Sue Habas headshot

Sue Habas

VP of Strategic Technologies

ASG

Chris Crotts headshot

Chris Crotts

Group Manager, Advanced Technologies and Data

Toyota Motor North America

Jayesh Shah headshot

Jayesh Shah

Senior Director, Analytics Technology and Community

McKesson Corporation

Effective data analysis requires quality information in order to meet the business’ need for relevant insights. Whether you’re working on defensive or offensive data strategies, discover how to systematically approach cleaning up data bloat to accelerate new business directives.

In this interactive session, you’ll discuss:

  • Methods for maintaining data quality and consistency from disparate sources
  • Breaking down data silos and using data holistically across the organization
  • Connecting business to data with tools including data lineage and catalogs

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: Lucy Putnam at 971-222-2398 or lucy.putnam@evanta.com

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Breakout Session

Managing Data Complexity at the Speed of Business

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Pravin Rangachari

Vice President, Planning

Haggar Clothing Co.

In omni-channel environments, organizations need the ability to gather and manage different types of data and perform advanced analytics to keep up with the pace of change, competition, and commoditization. 

In this session you’ll learn:

  • Key business and data challenges in a retail environment
  • Approaches that utilize process and technology to help address these challenges
  • Consolidating and connecting data to enable advanced analytics and automated insights

3:20pm - 3:40pm  Networking Break

3:40pm - 4:20pm  Keynote

Data Driven Disruption — Unlocking the Transformational Power of AI

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Kim Keating

VP, Data Science, Machine Learning & AI

AT&T

In the era of the AI economy, businesses small and large are considering how to take advantage of data and AI to drive better customer experiences, operational efficiencies, and revenue growth. Hear from Kim Keating on the operating principles and considerations for successfully applying and scaling AI within your organization to unleash the true potential of AI.

In this keynote session you’ll learn:

  • Understanding and embracing disruption
  • The truth of AI hype vs reality
  • Organizational design to apply and scale AI

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

Location


Venue & Accommodation

Renaissance Dallas Hotel

Your Community Partners


National Thought Leaders
Presenting Sponsor
National Sponsor

Dallas CDO Program Manager


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

Lucy Putnam

971-222-2398

lucy.putnam@evanta.com