Dallas CDO Executive Summit

November 7, 2019 , Hyatt Regency Dallas

November 7, 2019
Hyatt Regency Dallas

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

Martha Roos headshot

Martha Roos

PepsiCo
VP, Global Data & Analytics

Agenda


November 7, 2019 - morning

9:20am - 10:10am  Breakout Session

Data & Smart Cities

Girish Ramachandran headshot

Girish Ramachandran

Chief Technology Officer

City of Dallas

Data is a valuable asset and data collection continues to increase as organizations undergo digital transformation. Learn how you can optimize the journey from data collection to delivering value regardless of what industry you’re in.

In this session, we’ll discuss:

  • Key aspects of a data strategy
  • How to establish data practices that yield best results
  • Continual improvement through a data-centric architecture
  • Dallas’s approach in leveraging data to be Smarter City

9:20am - 10:10am  Breakout Session

Data Practitioners' Role in Data Protection

Vivek Menon headshot

Vivek Menon

Executive Director, Cybersecurity

JPMorgan Chase

Andy Ashta headshot

Andy Ashta

Head of Global Data Development

Citi

The greater availability, accessibility, and usability of data creates greater corporate responsibility to protect and guard that data. In this environment, data leaders need to be prominent stakeholders and participants in developing a multi-layered data security strategy.

In this session, you’ll discover:

  • Different structural components associated with company data and how to apply your data strategy throughout these structural layers
  • How to advocate for adaptations that can change cultural and organizational norms
  • What factors should be included in your consideration, e.g. on-premise/cloud infrastructure, regulatory responsibilities, etc.

9:20am - 10:10am  Executive Boardroom

Providing Secure and Actionable Data in a Cloud-First Age

Mike Klinkenberg headshot

Mike Klinkenberg

Chief Data Officer

Elevate

Jayesh Shah headshot

Jayesh Shah

Senior Director, Enterprise Analytics

McKesson Corporation

Karun Bakshi headshot

Karun Bakshi

Vice President, Product Marketing & Strategy

Delphix

Today’s data leaders are challenged to not only steward enterprise data in the age of GDPR, CCPA, and more, but also ensure that it is made freely available for data-driven innovation. How can enterprises put their best foot forward when users are accessing data across various applications in the cloud and on-premises?

Join your peers for an interactive discussion about:

  • Aligning data strategy with cloud-first organizational and business strategy
  • Mitigating friction from data compliance or rapid data delivery
  • Increasing data flow for analytics, AI, and application development

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 your event Program Manager; Lindsay Kasberg at Lindsay.Kasberg@evanta.com.

9:20am - 10:10am  Executive Boardroom

Avoiding Pitfalls Along Your AI / ML Journey

Amjad Saeed headshot

Amjad Saeed

IS Consultant - Enterprise Architecture

Neiman Marcus Group

Ben Taylor headshot

Ben Taylor

Technical Advisor

Mary Kay Inc.

Mark Seither headshot

Mark Seither

Chief Technologist

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 boardroom, you'll discuss:

  • Common mistakes to avoid 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 your event Program Manager; Lindsay Kasberg at Lindsay.Kasberg@evanta.com.

10:30am - 11:20am  Breakout Session

Transforming Data into Measurable Value for the Business

Rick Fitzgerald headshot

Rick Fitzgerald

Former EVP & CIO

Equian

Jeff Veis headshot

Jeff Veis

Senior Vice President

Actian

There is general agreement on the potential for data to create big returns for businesses that can harness it. However, enterprises that possess large amounts of potentially valuable data may take it for granted that obtaining business value from that data will be straightforward. Hear about the challenges enterprises typically encounter, and an example of how they can be overcome.

In this session, we’ll discuss:

  • Putting in place the right data architecture for value realization and ROI
  • Strategies for consolidating various data types from disparate data sources
  • Choosing the right platform strategy

10:30am - 11:20am  Breakout Session

Tapping Into Data and Analytics Talent

Laura Carson headshot

Laura Carson

Senior Research Analyst

University of North Texas

Tuell Green headshot

Tuell Green

Managing Director, Operations Research & Advanced Analytics

American Airlines

Allyn Moeller headshot

Allyn Moeller

Director Data and Analytics

Morsco Corporation

Michael Monticino headshot

Michael Monticino

Director, Interdisciplinary Program in Analytics & Computational Science

University of North Texas

There is an ever-increasing need for data professionals in all industries. Meeting this demand with talent having the skills you need, requires connecting with the academic institutions producing the next generation of analytics talent.

In this session you’ll discover:

  • How UNT’s advanced data analytics program is preparing future data leaders
  • How companies can help develop curriculum that reflects real-world data needs
  • How your organization can increase its pipeline of qualified data professionals

10:30am - 11:20am  Executive Boardroom

Better Data Prep for More Effective Analytics and Governance Outcomes

Lee Green headshot

Lee Green

Director, IT Applications - Data and Analytics

Bell

Girish Ramachandran headshot

Girish Ramachandran

Chief Technology Officer

City of Dallas

Shawn Roberts headshot

Shawn Roberts

Vice President, Solution Strategy

erwin, Inc.

Research shows that more than 80% of analyst time is spent on data collection and only 20% on generating actual results. And for four out of five CDOs, changing this equation is their number one priority.

In this boardroom, we’ll tackle:

  • The biggest challenges in generating a reliable data pipeline
  • Requirements for every data user across the value chain
  • How data mapping and automation are key change agents in this ongoing process    

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 your event Program Manager; Lindsay Kasberg at Lindsay.Kasberg@evanta.com.

10:30am - 11:20am  Executive Boardroom

Implementing Multi-Cloud and Hybrid Environments

Suzi Myers headshot

Suzi Myers

Head of Master Data Management

Dean Foods

Darren Pedroza headshot

Darren Pedroza

Vice President, Enterprise Data & Analytics

First Command Financial Services

Kevin Holder headshot

Kevin Holder

Global Head of Solution Architecture

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 your event Program Manager; Lindsay Kasberg at Lindsay.Kasberg@evanta.com.

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

8:15am - 8:30am  Opening Comments

8:30am - 9:00am  Keynote

Partnering With Your Board of Directors

Manolo Sánchez headshot

Manolo Sánchez

Board of Directors

Fannie Mae

As data leaders reach the highest levels in business their interaction with the board of directors becomes more frequent. Hear from a former CEO, and current board member, on effective methods for partnering with your board of directors, communicating value, and driving growth throughout the business.

In this session, you’ll hear how to:

  • Interact effectively with the board of directors and senior leadership
  • Take a multi-prong approach to advocacy
  • Advocate for emerging technologies and obtain additional support

9:00am - 9:20am  Networking Break

10:10am - 10:30am  Networking Break

11:20am - 11:40am  Networking Break

November 7, 2019 - mid-afternoon

1:10pm - 2:00pm  Breakout Session

Transforming Insights and Intel Through AI, ML at Verizon

Latheef Syed headshot

Latheef Syed

Head of Analytics

Verizon

With massive data flowing in at high speeds, Verizon implemented insight mobilization and democratization to achieve instant intelligence across the enterprise.

In this session, you’ll hear:

  • Hear how a breakthrough approach and technology allowed for real-time artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • How AI and ML can be used to identify friction points, detect anomalies on the fly, and fix issues instantly
  • How to proactively adopt new technologies to maintain a competitive advantage

1:10pm - 2:00pm  Breakout Session

Emerging Practices for Data and Analytics Strategy

Mike Rollings headshot

Mike Rollings

VP, Analyst

Gartner

The role of data and analytics is changing, from being a discipline of itself to becoming a set of capabilities in support of the wider digital strategy or transformation.

In this session, you’ll discover:

  • Key elements that should be considered in your modern data and analytics strategy
  • What areas your existing strategy may need to be updated
  • Best practices for maximizing value from data and analytics

1:10pm - 2:00pm  Executive Boardroom

Hybrid Analytics — Architecting On-Prem vs Cloud Solutions

Zubair Faiz headshot

Zubair Faiz

Chief Information Officer

Healthcare Highways

Cory Shouse headshot

Cory Shouse

VP, Information Delivery

AmerisourceBergen

Bhala Ghatate headshot

Bhala Ghatate

Chief Technology Officer

Daman

The drive to reduce latency in operationalizing analytics has many companies thinking how they could blend the flexibility afforded by the cloud with security and investments made in on-prem solutions.

In this interactive session, you’ll discuss:

  • Practices to de-couple data location from data access
  • Architectural components that are required to support a hybrid solution
  • Strategies for managing segmented and/or replicated data to enable consistency in analytics irrespective of the resource

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 your event Program Manager; Lindsay Kasberg at Lindsay.Kasberg@evanta.com.

1:10pm - 2:00pm  Executive Boardroom

Journey to the Intelligent Enterprise – Data-Driven Best Practices

Dan Aptor headshot

Dan Aptor

AVP, Digital

AT&T

Sonya Bridges headshot

Sonya Bridges

Assistant Vice President, Information Technology

DFW International Airport

Kathrin Schneider headshot

Kathrin Schneider

Enterprise Sales Director

MicroStrategy

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 your event Program Manager; Lindsay Kasberg at Lindsay.Kasberg@evanta.com.

11:40am - 12:20pm  Lunch & Comments

Lunch & Interactive Discussion

In this networking lunch you have the opportunity to have relevant and topical conversations with your peers. The below questions are a guideline for you to start your table conversations.

  • Data/analytics strategy
    • What is the next multi-million dollar question you want to answer with your data?
    • What organizational or governance challenges are hindering your next milestone?
    • How is your organization striking a balance between legacy tools and emerging technologies?
  • Data-driven culture and communication
    • How are you promoting data literacy within you organization?
    • How are you balancing data governance and the need for self-service access to data?
    • How do you communicate the value of data to different departments within your organization?
  • Data democratization and self-service
    • How are you managing the flow of data through your organization?
    • How is your organization weighing self-service with data governance?
    • How can data leaders promote self-service analytics and educate data users?
  • Data security and privacy compliance
    • How are you managing data-related risk when working with third-party vendors?
    • When implementing a hybrid (on prem vs. cloud) strategy, how are you managing the data?
    • How are you approaching a global data strategy while also adhering to regional privacy regulations?
  • AI and machine learning
    • Prior to AI/ML, what should data leaders be focusing on?
    • What metrics are you using to measure success after deploying AI/ML?
    • What AI/ML challenges do you need to overcome next?

12:20pm - 12:50pm  Keynote

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

Michael Saylor headshot

Michael Saylor

President, Chairman of the Board & CEO

MicroStrategy

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.

This session will cover:

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

12:50pm - 1:10pm  Networking Break

November 7, 2019 - afternoon

2:20pm - 3:10pm  Breakout Session

The Life and Risks of a Model

Celeste Fralick headshot

Celeste Fralick

Chief Data Scientist

McAfee

Analytics are becoming ubiquitous in the ever-increasing world of data. Often, those analytics are implemented without thorough consideration of the life and the risks of the model employed.

In this session, you will learn

  • What is the lifecycle of a model, especially once it has been implemented?
  • What are three risks that should be mitigated to ensure a healthy and prosperous life of a model?
  • How do you know when to ditch that model and up your game to something better?

2:20pm - 3:10pm  Breakout Session

Make Your Company an AI Company

Sri Ambati headshot

Sri Ambati

CEO and Founder

H2O.ai

Democratizing AI heralds that every company can be an AI company. This is an imperative for the future of every business and organization. Today, there is a race to use AI which will decide the winners and laggards in every industry. With today's AI and machine learning technologies and platforms, every company can now compete, win and become an AI superpower.

In this session, you'll discover:

  • What it means to be an AI company
  • How to leverage AI for your competitive edge
  • Ideas to transform your thinking about the AI race that is underway

2:20pm - 3:10pm  Executive Boardroom

Strategies for Tackling Defensive and Offensive Data Management

Mark Nance headshot

Mark Nance

Chief Data Officer

American Fidelity Assurance Company

Anto Thomas headshot

Anto Thomas

Director, Data & Analytics

USAA

Sue Laine headshot

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 your event Program Manager; Lindsay Kasberg at Lindsay.Kasberg@evanta.com.

2:20pm - 3:10pm  Executive Boardroom

Hybrid-Cloud Strategies Built for the Future

Brandon Brown headshot

Brandon Brown

Vice President & CIO

Laredo Petroleum

Sonia Khosla headshot

Sonia Khosla

Director, Data & Analytics

Tenet Healthcare

Trevor Starnes headshot

Trevor Starnes

Director, Americas FlashBlade Systems Engineering

Pure Storage

Chief Data Officers require data management solutions that power the company but which also have ongoing flexibility and the capacity for future growth. However, legacy tools may not map well to modern cloud data solutions. Join this peer-discussion to hear what priorities need to be considered when determining which data goes where and why.

During this session, we’ll discuss:

  • Key elements for a successful multi-cloud data strategy
  • The impact of data gravity on your data protection strategies
  • Practical performance comparisons of select architectures

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 your event Program Manager; Lindsay Kasberg at Lindsay.Kasberg@evanta.com.

2:00pm - 2:20pm  Networking Break

3:10pm - 3:30pm  Networking Break

3:35pm - 4:05pm  Keynote

The Information Business — Information as an Asset

Farouk Ferchichi headshot

Farouk Ferchichi

Chief Data & Analytics Officer

USAA

The evolution of data and analytics has caused a shift in mindset, from data management to product-centric thinking.

In this session, you’ll discover:

  • The growing value of data
  • How to leverage information as a data asset
  • Methods for turning discrete activities into integrated product features

4:05pm - 4:45pm  Closing Reception & Prize Drawing

November 6, 2019

6:00pm - 9:00pm  Governing Body Welcome Reception

Casino Night

The Governing Body of Dallas CDOs and invited guests are welcome to join us for a fun, casual, interactive spin on the annual Governing Body Dinner. Casino Night at the Hyatt Regency Dallas will feature table games, prizes, food and drinks as we celebrate the start of another “By CDOs, For CDOs” executive gathering.

Location


Venue & Accommodation

Hyatt Regency Dallas

Your Community Partners


Executive Thought Leader
National Thought Leader
National Sponsors

Dallas CDO Program Manager


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

Lindsay Kasberg

971-978-5030

lindsay.kasberg@evanta.com