Dallas CDO Executive Summit

June 14, 2022 | Dallas/Addison Marriott Quorum by the Galleria

June 14, 2022
Dallas/Addison Marriott Quorum by the Galleria

Collaborate with your peers

Get together with Dallas'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:

Creating a Data Driven Culture Through People, Processes, and Technology

Democratizing Data for Self-Service Analytics with AI and Machine Learning

Using and Identifying Analytics for Impactful Decision Making

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

Jayadev Gopinath

DraftKings
SVP of Data Engineering & Data Science

Suzi Myers

Conduent
Senior Director, Enterprise Business Intelligence

Mark Nance

American Fidelity Corporation
Chief Data Officer

Phanii Pydimarri

Stanley Black & Decker
Sr Director, AI & Advanced Analytics

Latheef Syed

Verizon
Head of Data Architecture & Products - Artificial Intelligence + Data

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 Dallas 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


June 13, 2022

6:00pm - 8:30pm  Governing Body Welcome Reception

Governing Body Private Dinner | An Evening With ‘Four Day Weekend’

Dallas-based comedic-improv group Four Day Weekend will serve as entertainment during our Governing Body Reception Dinner. With more than 25 years of experience, the group is a staple of the Dallas/Fort Worth community at their public theaters and various corporate events. Voted People’s Choice Best in DFW by the Dallas Morning News, you won’t want to miss the fun!

June 14, 2022 - morning

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

8:15am - 9:00am  Keynote

Achieving Business Objectives with Actionable Data

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Dalia Soliman-Powers

SVP, CTO of Platform Innovation & Engineering

Humana

Organizations around the globe are collecting mountains of customer data, but to derive value from it, data must be clean and meet quality standards. This is the focus for data and analytics leaders as they work to edge out the competition in the race towards monetization.

Join this session as Dalia shares:

  • Strategies to monetize data while achieving key business objectives
  • Improving the customer journey by implementing an efficient and agile operating model
  • Building a collaborative culture around data sharing and management

9:00am - 9:30am  Networking Break

9:30am - 10:15am  Breakout Session

Data Quality and Observability — Most Embarrassing ‘Data’ Moments

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Brian Mearns

Product Lead, Data Quality

Collibra

Poor data quality is holding back data and analytics leaders from delivering on the promise of business value through their D&A investments. Moving forward with a continuous data quality improvement program is not a question of why — but how. In this session, Collibra's VP of Data Quality runs you through tips and tricks for dealing with data quality.

Join this storytelling session to explore:

  • Bad business decisions due to incomplete or bad data
  • Mountains of rules that do not scale and are impossible to manage
  • Failure to resolve data quality problems, even when they are identified

9:30am - 10:15am  Executive Boardroom

Gaining Leadership Buy-In Around Data Governance

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Shaun Connolly

Strategy Principal

Amplifi

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Jason Clark

Sr. Director, Business Intelligence

Brinks Home

To successfully create a data governance strategy, leaders must be able to remain agile in the midst of a dynamic, data-driven workplace. Gaining leadership buy-in is critical to ensuring the maturity and ongoing support the organizational data governance framework.

During this session, we will discuss:

  • Aligning data governance to shared goals and objectives of the organization
  • Strategies to communicate the value of quality data to the business 
  • Managing organizational data to unite and align enterprise teams

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).

9:30am - 10:15am  Executive Boardroom

Connecting the Dots — Building a User-Friendly Data Architecture

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Jason Federoff

Principal Data and AI Transformation Executive

IBM

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Naren Kumar

EVP, Chief Data Officer

Exeter Finance

Phanii Pydimarri headshot

Phanii Pydimarri

Sr Director, AI & Advanced Analytics

Stanley Black & Decker

With the explosion of big data, organizations across the globe are in a race to monetize insights. But to be truly data-driven, the enterprise must break down data silos, making it accessible to workers company-wide. Data fabric, an emerging architecture that connects data across various environments, aims to do just that.

Join this interactive roundtable session to explore:

  • Enabling self-service data consumption and collaboration 
  • Implementing new strategies to discover and govern data  
  • Automate workflow and pipeline creation across distributed data source

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).

10:15am - 10:45am  Networking Break

10:20am - 10:45am  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.

10:45am - 11:30am  Breakout Session

The Business Value of Connected Data

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Michael Moore

Principal, Partner Solutions and Technology

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. Dr. Michael Moore, Principal Partner Solutions and Technology will share how leading brands are leveraging graph technologies to release unprecedented business value through connecting data across the enterprise.

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

10:45am - 11:30am  Executive Boardroom

Myth Busting Data and Analytics Trends

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Drew Clarke

Chief Strategy Officer

Qlik

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David Mongeau

Founding Director, School of Data Science

University of Texas - San Antonio

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Chintan Shah

Vice President - Data and Business Analytics

Assurant

Over the last few years, we've seen shifts in data and analytics, from centralized IT control to de-centralized business self-service, but is another shift happening with the rise of hybrid cloud and data mesh architecture? What truly are the myths and realities of an ever-changing data landscape?

Join this roundtable conversation to explore:

  • Scaling the mesh architecture with self-serve data infrastructure
  • Identifying skill gaps when training the workforce
  • Strategies to build a governance framework across distributed data sets

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).

10:45am - 11:30am  Executive Boardroom

Ensuring AI Model and Data Quality for Innovation and Impact

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Will Uppington

Co-Found and CEO

TruEra

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Justin Nguyen

Head of CS Data Engineering and Analytics

Chewy

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Seemit Sheth

Head of Data Science, Executive Management

USAA

AI represents a huge opportunity for greater effectiveness and market expansion across many industries. How do you reach the level of high-performing, high quality AI? What is required to achieve AI model quality and data quality? For AI efforts to succeed, AI & data leaders have a significant role to play in the development of their organization's ML model lifecycle and how it feeds back into model and data quality efforts.

Join this roundtable session to discuss ways to:

  • Address the top challenges relating AI model and data quality
  • Ensure your organization has all of the key elements of a ML stack to drive AI model and data quality and hit your AI project KPIs
  • Create the process and culture to drive high quality AI model and data quality development

10:45am - 11:30am  Executive Boardroom

Deriving Value from Healthy Data

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Pradeep Vaswani

Global Head of Data & AI Programs

Amazon Web Services

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Mano Mannoochahr

SVP, Chief Data & Analytics Officer

The Travelers Companies Inc

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Rajesh Sharma

Vice-President & GM for Analytics, SI and Interoperability Product Offerings

Gainwell

For data to generate revenue for the digital enterprise, it not only needs to be accessible, but dependable. Data and analytics leaders must make data health a priority, setting standards for data quality and educating the workforce on existing insights and models.

Join this session as CDOs discuss:

  • Pinpointing organizational knowledge gaps around data and data strategy
  • Designing, implementing and monitoring standards around data quality
  • Identifying metrics to track progress of the data quality program

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 CxOs).

11:30am - 11:40am  Break

June 14, 2022 - mid-afternoon

11:30am - 12:30pm  Lunch Service

12:30pm - 1:05pm  Keynote

Leveraging Lessons Learned — Establishing a Governance Foundation

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Susan Wilson

Group Vice President, Americas Solution Leader

Informatica

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Blake Andrews

Senior Vice President, Director of Data Governance

Independent Financial

Cultivating a data-driven culture is one of the most prevalent challenges facing data and analytic leaders today. The gap between having the data and using it lies within data governance. Join Blake Andrews, Senior Vice President and Director of Data Governance at Independent Financial as he shares his path in establishing a new data governance foundation in support of creating a data-intelligent enterprise, pulling from his years spent with New York Life.

Join this session as we discuss:

  • Cultivating a council of engaged data leaders
  • Establishing policies and processes that are collaborative and support data stewardship
  • Supporting a data-driven culture focused on fueling business value

1:05pm - 1:20pm  Break

1:20pm - 2:05pm  Breakout Session

The Business of Storytelling

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Sankar Bala

Chief Data Officer

Caliber Home Loans

Effective data and analytics literacy go beyond the understanding of data. How leaders interpret and build a narrative around these insights can drive ROI, further understanding of business challenges and capabilities, and accelerate decision making.

Join the session to discuss:

  • Communicating defining value through the narrative
  • Illustrating insights for deeper understanding and quicker decision-making 
  • Empowering data-driven decisions through storytelling 

1:20pm - 2:05pm  Executive Boardroom

The Shift – Moving from Raw Data to Impactful Insights

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Jerry Hartanto

AI Strategist and Evangelist

Dataiku

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Shrikanth Kannan

Sr. Director Data Services

Rent-A-Center

With the rise of data collection, analytics has become one of the biggest drivers of business value. However, an analytics program is only as good as the workflows underneath it. With the help of machine learning algorithms, AI systems can automatically analyze data and uncover hidden trends, patterns, and insights that can be used by data and analytics teams to make data driven decisions.

 Join this interactive session to discuss:

  • Building human-centric AI models
  • Strategies to communicate the value of quality data to the business
  • Empower stakeholders with tools to make innovative fact-based 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).

1:20pm - 2:05pm  Executive Boardroom

Transform with Trusted Data

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Susan Wilson

Group Vice President, Americas Solution Leader

Informatica

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Shivani Gupta

Vice President of Data Enablement Engineering and Data Platforms

Sirius XM

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Zul Sidi

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

Bank of America

Today, CDOs are focused on connecting your organizations knowledge workers with data they can rely on to make decisions. But before you can enable self-service to scale your program, you need to first ensure that data can be trusted.

Join this roundtable session to discuss:

  • Developing a foundation of trusted data through governance
  • Supporting a data-driven culture and improve data literacy
  • Creating a data sharing program through a self-service marketplace

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).

June 14, 2022 - afternoon

2:05pm - 2:35pm  Networking Break

2:10pm - 2:35pm  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.

2:35pm - 3:20pm  Breakout Session

Unleashing Value with AI and Machine Learning

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Aamer Charania

Head of Applied Machine Learning

Best Buy

Increasingly data is seen as the new gold or the new oil, but how can we derive value from it? Many companies are looking towards their AI/ML organizations to lead the way, but not all are seeing success. Join Aamer Charania, Head of Applied Machine Learning at Best Buy and Founder of Dallas AI, to discuss what it takes to successfully create and curate an effective AI organization that unleashes value.

Join this session to explore:

  • Understanding AI & Machine Learning in simple, business friendly context, without the hype
  • Creating an effective strategy to search, hire, and retain top AI talent
  • Ensuring alignment between data and AI organizations to promote collaboration & creativity

2:35pm - 3:20pm  Executive Boardroom

Increasing Productivity with Self-Service Data Lakehouses

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Jon Fritz

VP of Product Management, UX, and Documentation

Dremio

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Soumya Ganguly

Senior Vice President - Head of Enterprise Data Services & Engineering

Texas Capital Bank

Data and analytics teams face massive amounts of data from multiple sources and are challenged to keep up with demands of business units. Self-service analytics alleviates many pain points, giving control to individual users and increased productivity. Building a self-service data lakehouse is the right foundation towards a data driven culture and increased efficiency.

Join this session to explore:
       • Identifying gaps in company culture and technology choices that hinder self-service models
       • Building a strategic data governance plan for agile use
       • Training to empower employees and develop skills

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).

2:35pm - 3:20pm  Executive Boardroom

Maximizing Business Value With Real-Time Data Analytics

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Dominic Sartorio

SVP, Products

Actian

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Rajeev Aluru

Managing Director, Innovation and Analytics

Smartbridge

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Rathna Vuppala

Head of MDM and Data Governance

Overhead Door

The goal of the modern enterprise is to be 'data-driven,' relying primarily upon quality insights to propel the organization forward. To accomplish this goal, leaders must: evangelize trusted data while embracing advanced analytics to inform decision-making, ensure data delivery is timely and relevant to analysts’ needs, and analyze market opportunities and new revenue streams with predictive models.

Join this interactive roundtable discussion as CDOs discuss:

  • Setting data quality standards to ensure clean data
  • Enabling a culture that trusts, invests and relies upon data
  • Challenges that compliance introduce into data management and sharing

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).

3:20pm - 3:35pm  Networking Break

3:35pm - 4:10pm  Keynote

Women in Data — Widening the Table

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Laura Gardner

Head of Digital Services

AngloAmerican

Sonia Khosla headshot

Sonia Khosla

Chief Data & Analytics Officer

Clario

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Suzi Myers

Senior Director, Enterprise Business Intelligence

Conduent

With growth opportunities on the rise and the demand for data professionals more prevalent than ever, women remain underrepresented in leadership roles. Hear from your peers on how they've forged the path forward and given further visibility to women in leadership.

Join this session as a panel of your peers discuss:

  • Creating strength-based professional development plans
  • Expanding diversity and inclusion efforts to close the gender gap
  • Paying it forward for the next generation of female leaders

4:10pm - 4:40pm  Closing Reception & Prize Drawing

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Location


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A block of rooms has been reserved at the Dallas/Addison Marriott Quorum by the Galleria at a reduced conference rate. Reservations should be made online or by calling (888) 236-2427.

Deadline to book using the discounted room rate of $185 USD (plus tax) is June 1, 2022.

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

Christopher Cresci

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christopher.cresci@evanta.com