Dallas CDO Inner Circle

April 16, 2019 , Crashed Toys

April 16, 2019
Crashed Toys

Collaborate with your peers

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

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.


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

VP, Global Data & Analytics


April 16, 2019

4:00pm - 5:00pm  Executive Networking Reception

5:00pm - 6:30pm  Discussion Topics

The New CDO – Gatekeepers for Digital Transformation

While data governance, data quality, and regulatory drivers maintain to be critical areas of business for data and analytics leaders, the new CDO is one who extends beyond these foundational underpinnings of the office to spearhead data-driven organizations. With an increasing dependence on data and insights as enterprises move to a digital-first mindset, it is up to the CDO to create or modernize their data and analytics programs and embrace value creation over risk mitigation. In this dinner discussion, CDOs discuss how to effectively usher their organizations into a digital business environment through stronger data literacy, data integration, and advanced analytics campaigns.  

Topic 1: Aligning Your Data Harmony Strategy With Digital Business Demands

  • How have digital initiatives impacted your data governance and data sharing strategies? In what ways have these strategies coalesced into a “data hub” strategy (i.e. a hub-and-spoke approach to data integration)?
  • What are you doing with your data lake (i.e. data in one system but not necessarily harmonized)? How are you tackling privacy and security concerns for your data lake or data hub?
  • What emerging technologies have you implemented to streamline data production and analytic insights?

Topic 2: Moving From Digital Transformation to Intelligence Transformation

  • How are you defining advanced analytics in your organization?
  • Where is your focus in advanced analytics and why? What best practices can you share in your journey around advanced analytics (e.g. chatbots, recommendation engines, personalization, NLP, etc.)?
  • How are you measuring and communicating the confidence in your advanced analytics (e.g. AI models) to the business? 

6:30pm - 7:00pm  Networking Break

7:00pm - 8:00pm  Summary Discussion & Dinner

8:00pm - 9:00pm  Social Hour



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Lindsay Kasberg