Houston CDO Executive Summit

December 6, 2022 | C. Baldwin Curio Collection by Hilton

December 6, 2022
C. Baldwin Curio Collection by Hilton

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Collaborate with your peers

Get together with Houston'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:

Empowering business users and decision makers to adapt a self-service culture

Impacting organizational culture through data

Creating connections through shared data

Houston CDO Governing Body


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

Co-Chairs

Navin Advani

Sysco
Vice President | BT - Supply Chain & Merchandising Technology and Enterprise Data & Analytics Platforms

David Bowlby

Occidental Petroleum
VP, Data & Analytics

Vincent Cen

Direct Energy
Head of IT Data Architecture and Analytics

Raphael Louvrier

City of Houston, TX
Enterprise Data Officer

Arun Narayanan

AngloAmerican
Chief Data Officer

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 Houston 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


December 5, 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.

December 6, 2022 - morning

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

8:45am - 9:30am  Keynote

Making Data a Part of Your Company’s DNA

Ellen Nielsen headshot

Ellen Nielsen

Chief Data Officer

Chevron

To achieve the full benefits of data, CDOs must create an organizational shift in mentality about data-driven decision making and problem solving. At Chevron, reliability and safety is in everyone’s DNA. Recently, data also became a part of our DNA, allowing us to transform our business and create insights that focus in high-value opportunities.

Join Ellen Nielsen, CDO of Chevron as she discusses:

  • Changing to an operating model ideally suited for high-value output
  • Safely driving business outcomes through a data culture that supports higher returns and lower carbon
  • Creating a one-stop “data marketplace” that enables insight and innovation

9:30am - 10:00am  Networking Break

10:00am - 10:45am  Breakout Session

Structuring Governance to Keep AI Ethics Front and Center

Sanjeev Kumar headshot

Sanjeev Kumar

Vice President, Data Analytics & AI

Gainwell

Justin Lo headshot

Justin Lo

Head of Data Science & Analytics

Chevron

Quang Ton headshot

Quang Ton

Head Of Business Intelligence

Schlumberger

Data has become the new gold with an increased emphasis on AI, machine learning and analytics to drive decision making. As inequities reach a boiling point in society at large, data and analytics leaders are critically evaluating organizational data practices and algorithms to weed out bias and unintended impacts.

Join this session as D&A leaders share how they are:

  • Creating data practices and mechanisms to improve explain ability and understand the conditions of AI's code for processing data
  • Devising governance methods to change the dichotomy between under-represented groups and data modeling
  • Deciding the ethical parameters that define success in modeling and outcomes

10:00am - 10:45am  Executive Boardroom

Empowering Democratization with Trusted Data

Steven Garbrecht headshot

Steven Garbrecht

Director Product Marketing IoT – Industrial DataOps

Hitachi Vantara

Preston Cody headshot

Preston Cody

Chief Data Officer

Wood Mackenzie

Hema Yalamanchi headshot

Hema Yalamanchi

Chief Data Officer

Oceaneering International

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 CDOs).

To reserve your seat, please contact: 

christopher.cresci@evanta.com

10:00am - 10:45am  Executive Boardroom

Propelling Innovation With Shared Data

Rajeev Aluru headshot

Rajeev Aluru

Managing Director, Innovation and Analytics

Smartbridge

Varun Kumar headshot

Varun Kumar

Sr. Director- Global Data & Integration Platforms

Sysco

Raphael Louvrier headshot

Raphael Louvrier

Enterprise Data Officer

City of Houston, TX

Sharing data not only creates new opportunities, it can lend to new business models. As shared data becomes more prevalent, data and analytics leaders are challenged to select the right technologies to keep data secure and trustworthy.

Join this session to learn how to:

  • Cultivate collaboration across the enterprise, tearing down silos
  • Invest in technology that fosters innovative business models and ecosystems
  • Deliver real-time analytics for faster decision-making

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: 

christopher.cresci@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.

December 6, 2022 - mid-afternoon

11:20am - 12:05pm  Breakout Session

Influencing the Future of Energy with Data Science

Arvind Battula headshot

Arvind Battula

Head of Data Science

Quantum

For industries born before the digital age, such as energy, it’s a race to modernize when it comes to edging out the competition. At Quantum Energy Partners, the digital team is building out an energy cloud with machine learning operations platform that is serving custom digital solutions for various streams within energy value chain.

Join this session as their head of data science shares how they’re:

  • Building a portfolio of digital assets within the energy sector
  • Supporting analytics-based decision-making across disparate sources
  • Prioritizing efficiency while targeting best-in-class performance

11:20am - 12:05pm  Executive Boardroom

Strengthen Data Operations through Data Observability

Darrel Haswell headshot

Darrel Haswell

Director, Product Management

IBM Data and AI

Frank Hayden headshot

Frank Hayden

VP, Trading Compliance

Calpine

Data observability is the natural evolution of the data quality movement and a strategic approach can accelerate an organization’s ability to resolve data issues quickly. How can CDOs integrate activities and technologies into the end-to-end data operations workflow to enhance visibility and propel the business forward?

Join this interactive boardroom to discuss:

  • The mix of activities and technologies that create greater data observability
  • Best practices of incident management applied to data operations
  • Building end-to-end visibility to accelerate incident response

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: 

christopher.cresci@evanta.com

11:20am - 12:05pm  Executive Boardroom

Accelerating the Business with Analytics-Based Decision Making

Joshua Burkhow headshot

Joshua Burkhow

Chief Evangelist

Alteryx

Sarah Karthigan headshot

Sarah Karthigan

GM Strategy & Innovation – Data & Insights

Chevron

Anissa Lyvers headshot

Anissa Lyvers

VP Data & Analytics

American Bureau of Shipping

Chandrasekaran Radhakrishnan headshot

Chandrasekaran Radhakrishnan

VP of Data and Analytics

Sunbelt Rentals

More than two-thirds of CEOs view insights, generated from collected data and advanced analytics, as a competitive business advantage. But despite the benefits, data and analytics leaders are challenged by a lack of workforce skills and a siloed operating model.

Join this roundtable as CDOs discuss ways to:

  • Upskill the workforce to be data-driven and enable self-service models
  • Evaluate your operating model to allow for cross-collaboration
  • Generate and communicate business value from analytics-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).

To reserve your seat, please contact: 

christopher.cresci@evanta.com

12:05pm - 12:35pm  Lunch Service

12:35pm - 1:10pm  Keynote

Data Mesh and Data Fabric: Multi-Speed Data with Data Products

Saket Saurabh headshot

Saket Saurabh

CEO

Nexla

Sid Swaroop headshot

Sid Swaroop

GM, Retail Media Network & Targeted Interactions

Bed Bath & Beyond

The rapid growth in both data volume and the number of data users poses a new challenge to the goal of deriving business value from data. Data Fabric and Data Mesh are two different architectural concepts that promise to address this problem. However, they are often misunderstood as competing approaches. In reality, they are complementary, and together can help you drive business value from data at scale.

Join the GM of Bed Bath & Beyond and the CEO of Nexla as they discuss how to:

  • Bring intelligence to data processing tasks with a Data Fabric architecture
  • Leverage logical Data Products for streaming and real-time data processing
  • Automate workflow and pipeline creation across distributed data sources

1:10pm - 1:25pm  Break

1:25pm - 2:10pm  Breakout Session

Bridging the Skill Gap — a Data Talent Q&A

Adil Ahmed headshot

Adil Ahmed

Chief Data Scientist and Director of Knowledge Management

Bristow Group

Jeanna Abbott headshot

Jeanna Abbott

Alumna

Texas A&M University System

Matthew Adesuyi headshot

Matthew Adesuyi

Alumnus

Texas A&M University System

Clay Oliver headshot

Clay Oliver

Alumnus

Texas A&M University System

Jim Webb headshot

Jim Webb

Alumnus

Texas A&M University System

In this hypercompetitive landscape, it's more challenging than ever for data and analytics leaders to acquire the talent they need to support a digital business. CDOs grapple with the best ways to attract and retain top prospects that are capable of empowering the future enterprise. In this session, we take a unique approach by listening to talent entering the workforce tomorrow.

In this interactive Q&A session, students from Texas A&M University and data and analytics leaders explore:

  • Identifying the data and analytics skills needed now and for the future
  • Understanding the expectations of data talent in the workforce
  • Pinpointing gaps in enterprise expectations vs. collegiate curriculum

1:25pm - 2:10pm  Executive Boardroom

Self-Service Analytics for an Agile World

Mike Palmer headshot

Mike Palmer

CEO

Sigma Computing

David Bowlby headshot

David Bowlby

VP, Data & Analytics

Occidental Petroleum

Ted Furlong headshot

Ted Furlong

Chief Data Scientist

Baker Hughes

The speed of collecting and analyzing data is faster than ever before, and businesses that fall short lose a competitive advantage. Data and analytics leaders are challenged to centralize data across the enterprise to make strategic business decisions.

Join this interactive roundtable as CDOs discuss ways to:

  • Identify key features of agile analytics to expand new growth opportunities
  • Build an agile data stack that drives impactful business insights
  • Support a self-service data access model to reduce bottlenecks and demands on data 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).

To reserve your seat, please contact: 

christopher.cresci@evanta.com

December 6, 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

Optimizing Advanced Analytics for Future Insights

Partha Chatterjee headshot

Partha Chatterjee

Data and Analytics SME, Shell Energy Americas

Shell USA

With the explosion of big data, organizations are utilizing advanced artificial intelligence not only to analyze data, but also predict future trends and events. But for this effort to be successful, data leaders must overcome the challenges posed by legacy systems and legacy culture when implementing AI across the business.

Join this session to discuss:

  • Identifying cultural aspects to consider for incorporating data driven environment
  • Breaking organizational silos with advanced AI
  • Communicating the ROI on predictive analytics technologies

2:45pm - 3:30pm  Executive Boardroom

Building an Enterprise Data Strategy

Shyamala Chalakudi headshot

Shyamala Chalakudi

Head of Enterprise Data Analytics & Digital Technology

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Ram Karnati headshot

Ram Karnati

VP Data Engineering

Synchrony Financial

Jon Walters headshot

Jon Walters

Vice President, Data & Analytics

National Oilwell Varco

The use of data & analytics is altering the competitive dynamics across all industries. But all too often, business goals and data realities are misaligned. D&A executives must build a data and analytics strategy that enables digital acceleration and agility while driving significant business value.

In this session, CDOs will explore strategies for:

  • Communicating data value and strategy to key stakeholders across the business
  • Building a D&A foundation to create immediate impact and long-term viability
  • Organizing your D&A team to align with business objectives and foster innovation

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: 

christopher.cresci@evanta.com

3:30pm - 3:45pm  Networking Break

3:45pm - 4:20pm  Keynote

Creating a Company of Owners

Daren Martin headshot

Daren Martin

Culture Architect and Best-Selling Author of "A Company of Owners"

Guest Speaker

Business leaders are always hunting for ways to squash culture killers, cultivate a fun business climate and boost employee relationships. In Dr. Daren Martin’s top-selling book, “A Company of Owners,” he provides a blueprint for business leaders to build a thriving culture and maximize employee engagement.

In this session, you will discover:

  • Tips for engagement to keep a high level of talent
  • The importance of having a BAM – Business Actionable Mantra!
  • Strategies to inspire cultural innovation and growth

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

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A block of rooms has been reserved at the C. Baldwin Curio Collection by Hilton at a reduced conference rate. Reservations should be made online or by calling 713-759-0202. Please mention TGC1 to ensure the appropriate room rate.

Deadline to book using the discounted room rate of $209 USD (plus tax) is November 14, 2022.

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

Christopher Cresci

Program Manager

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christopher.cresci@evanta.com