Minneapolis CDO Executive Summit

December 5, 2018 | Hyatt Regency Minneapolis

December 5, 2018
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis

Collaborate with your peers

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

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

Adopting D&A strategies and operating models that deliver business value in volatile environments

Generating measurable economic benefits to the business from data assets and advanced analytics

Becoming a master change agent and driving data literacy across the enterprise

Minneapolis CDO Governing Body


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

Co-Chairs

Sridher Arumugham

UCare
Enterprise Data Officer

Saiful Islam

Optum Inc.
VP, Product & Technology Strategy

Keith Narr

Cargill, Inc.
CTO

Tony Peleska

Minnesota Housing Finance Agency
CIO

Agenda


December 5, 2018 - morning

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

8:30am - 9:00am  Networking Break

9:00am - 9:50am  Breakout Session

Leading Information Governance Without a Formal Data Strategy

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Noelle Rude

Enterprise Information Governance Leader

Thrivent Financial

Leading an enterprise information governance program can be challenging, but without a formal strategy it can be impossible, impractical — and successful! Noelle Rude explores the challenges of implementing governance programs and techniques for building relationships and persevering to move a program forward.

In this session, Rude shares strategies for:

  • Influencing in the absence of a formal strategy and office
  • Sharpening your “storytelling” saw
  • Educating leaders about the value of data management


9:00am - 9:50am  Breakout Session

The State of Data Security Monitoring

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Michael Levin

Sr. Director, Cyber Defense, IRM

UnitedHealth Group

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Dan Tabor

Security Data Architect

UnitedHealth Group

The impact of big data projects, the continued migration to cloud platforms and focus on applications can create new threats if a clear data security and governance strategy is not in place. In this session, learn how Optum improved security visibility and data security monitoring in 2018 and beyond. 

In this session you will discover:

  • How to balance security with business requirements
  • New strategies for application log management
  • Appropriate data security controls for the future of data security


9:00am - 9:50am  Executive Boardroom

Are You Looking for an Agile Data Makeover?

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Jose Blanco

Vice President Information Technology

Wells Fargo Bank

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Saiful Islam

VP, Product & Technology Strategy

Optum Inc.

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Ramesh Menon

VP Products

Infoworks

Data integration 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 integration demands for better agility 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 10 attendees (seating priority is given to CDOs). To reserve your seat, please contact Sarah Bell at sarah.bell@gartner.com 

9:50am - 10:20am  Networking Break

10:20am - 11:00am  Keynote

Data-as-a-Service for Next Generation Analytics’ Platforms

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Tomer Shiran

CEO and Co-founder

Dremio

Companies today are looking to get more value from their data, faster. Data availability has become a massive challenge due to the scale, complexity and diversity of data systems. This keynote explores the concept of data-as-a-service — an approach that leverages open source projects and an “as-a-service” methodology to simplify how data consumers find, build and analyze datasets with existing BI and data science tools.

In this session, learn strategies for:

  • Accelerating datasets from existing databases and data lakes
  • Blending datasets without making copies
  • Making data self-service for any tool

11:00am - 11:40am  Networking Break

December 5, 2018 - afternoon

7:45am - 8:30pm  Keynote

How to Lead a Data Driven Cultural Transformation

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Matthew Mosher

Senior Vice President, UnitedHealth Group, Data Solutions

UnitedHealth Group

Every company is a data company and the CDO is responsible for guiding all members of the organization to be data-driven. That buy-in must come from the highest levels of leadership, the board of directors and from every employee across the business. Driving this collective data-centered thinking will reap many benefits including better employee understanding of the value of data, how to apply it to decision-making and the widespread commitment to backing up ideas with data, and measuring those outcomes across the board.

2:10pm - 2:30pm  Networking Break

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Breakout Session

Closing the Loop on Data Lakes

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Kevin Dorle

Director, Big Data Services

Thomson Reuters

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Vsu Subramanian

VP, Enterprise Data Engineering

Thomson Reuters

Data lake initiatives often remain incomplete due to a high learning curve and the failure to scale the highly specialized processing of data for analytics and data science projects. These factors can inhibit poor data lake adoption and usage in the enterprise. Join this session to hear Thomson Reuters's data lake journey and their lessons learned.

In this session you’ll discover:

  • How Thomson Reuters built a large data lake to enable analytics and new products
  • The governance and scale concerns they faced when managing a large data lake
  • How to optimize your data lake investment



2:30pm - 3:20pm  Executive Boardroom

Turning Data Into Dollars

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Sridher Arumugham

Enterprise Data Officer

UCare

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Pat Brickson

Director, Enterprise Data Systems

Digi-Key Electronics

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Martin Hyndman

Global Process Automation Manager

3M

Data monetization is the next competitive weapon on the horizon. Share candid conversation with your peers around the strategies and governance needed to make headway in monetizing your organization’s data.

In this boardroom session, you will:

  • Discuss why different organizations are monetizing their data, and the range of methods for doing so
  • Learn how organizations are monetizing their own (and others') information assets today
  • Prioritize how to get started, who can help, and initial barriers to overcome

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 Sarah Bell at sarah.bell@gartner.com.

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Executive Boardroom

Building an Effective Data Analytics Team

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Tony Peleska

CIO

Minnesota Housing Finance Agency

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Ron Schmitz

Director, Information Services

Great River Energy

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Cisco Skanson

Senior Director, Enterprise Data, Business Intelligence, and Analytics

Target Corporation

The right mix of skills, strong leadership and stretch goals are just a few of the secrets to building a top-notch analytics team primed to derive lasting value from your data. 

In this boardroom, you will:

  • Discuss successful frameworks for key business strategies like data management and data governance
  • Discover how to motivate the team to maintain a culture of data rock stars
  • Learn how to consistently bring value to the organization through your team

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 Sarah Bell, sarah.bell@gartner.com

3:20pm - 3:40pm  Networking Break

3:40pm - 4:20pm  Keynote

Leadership Epoxy – The Secret to Bonded, High-Performing Teams

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Paul Batz

Author & Thought Leader

Good Leadership Enterprises

Today, most leaders are simultaneously part of a team while leading teams — but not all good leaders create great results in those positions. Research shows the highest performing teams are bonded together like epoxy — with leaders applying an equal mix of a relational and structural approach to teams. The relational style creates team members who actually care about each other, both personally and professionally. The structural style ensures people are building plans and solving difficult problems together. This engaging session includes a case study, interactive tools and a success story about how to generate positive momentum with teams.


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

December 5, 2018 - mid-afternoon

11:40am - 12:50pm  Keynote

Think Exponentially — Tomorrow is Today

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Marjan Mohsenin

Futurist

Singularity University

In the coming decades, the confluence of exponentially accelerating technologies is fundamentally changing business, society and us. Marjan Mohsenin introduces frameworks for understanding what exponential growth really means. Learn the different mindset, skill sets and leadership required for successfully navigating this incredible time of change and address the importance of moving from linear to exponential thinking.

In this session, you will:

  • Gain a macro view of exponentials and convergences
  • Create a toolset to start thinking exponentially
  • Understand opportunities in disruption, plus the risks of not changing



12:50pm - 1:20pm  Networking Break

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Breakout Session

Building a Data-Driven Culture

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Kiran Mysore

Vice President, Operational Analytics and Insights

Medtronic

A culture of data-based decision making is being recognized as a key enabler of business transformation in many companies. Understanding and changing data culture is easier with a framework for assessing and measuring the various attributes that influence it. Kiran Mysore outlines a workable design and offers participants a checklist to customize their own data culture journey.

In this presentation, Kiran Mysore discusses:

  • Making data culture a priority to your organization
  • Setting data culture within a company, and showing how it’s not about the data alone
  • Creating a framework for building a strong data culture and how it applies to analytics


1:20pm - 2:10pm  Breakout Session

Leaning into Self-Service Analytics

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Pat Brickson

Director, Enterprise Data Systems

Digi-Key Electronics

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Travis Charon

Business Intelligence and Data Science Manager

Digi-Key Electronics

Helping the Business Help Itself – Leaning into Self-Service Analytics

Like most organizations, Digi-Key needs accurate data to drive decisions across the business and were challenged with little documentation of data sources and scattered information. That was compounded by an increased demand for more useful data. They developed a Self-Service Analytics Center of Excellence to bridge the gap between the data team and the business, allowing them to lean into the demand for self-service and enable the business – and its internal stakeholders – to do more.

Join this session to explore:

  • How to promote self-service analytics and work with users of the service
  • The challenges and successes faced and progress to date
  • Specific business outcomes, from marketing to corporate compliance to user feedback

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Executive Boardroom

Developing Predictive Analytics to Get Ahead of the Competition

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Luke Anderson

VP Digital Services and IS Strategy

Schwan's Company

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Ruqayya Shaik

Manager, Enterprise Data Management

Medica Health Plans

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Shailesh Bhor

VP, IT Strategy & Architecture

Sleep Number Corporation

The most advanced organizations are not only aware of their data, they’re layering in predictive technologies that put them ahead of their competition, as such tools help them optimize their future actions and decisions.

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
  • Learn how to communicate and implement actionable outcomes

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 Sarah Bell at sarah.bell@gartner.com.

Location


Venue & Accommodation

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis

Your Community Partners


National Thought Leader
Keynote Sponsor
National Sponsor
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Minneapolis CDO Program Manager


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

Sarah Bell

Former Program Manager

971-978-5020

sarah.bell@evanta.com