Minneapolis CDO Executive Summit

December 12, 2019 , Hilton Minneapolis

December 12, 2019
Hilton 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:

Investing in your people and the right technologies 

Innovating with advanced technologies and new delivery models

Influencing business stakeholders and enterprise outcomes

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

Jose Blanco headshot

Jose Blanco

Wells Fargo Bank
Vice President Information Technology

Saiful Islam headshot

Saiful Islam

Optum Inc.
VP, Product & Technology Strategy

Kiran Mysore headshot

Kiran Mysore

Medtronic
Vice President, Operational Analytics and Insights

Keith Narr headshot

Keith Narr

Cargill
Global IT VP, Data Transformation & Digital Labs

Tony Peleska headshot

Tony Peleska

Minnesota Housing Finance Agency
CIO

Agenda


December 12, 2019 - morning

9:00am - 9:50am  Breakout Session

The Evolving Realm of Consumer Analytics

David Scamehorn headshot

David Scamehorn

Vice President, Global Data Analytics & Customer Insights

Radisson Hotel Group

Diane Harper headshot

Diane Harper

Vice President, Consumer Insights and Analytics

Schwan's Company

Susan DeFranco headshot

Susan DeFranco

Senior Director, Consumer Insights & Analytics

Sleep Number

Betsy Keenan-Brown headshot

Betsy Keenan-Brown

VP of Analytics

Fairview Health Services

Organizations are not only managing their data, they are purposefully advancing their consumer analytics. Beyond personalization, let’s discuss the important considerations that come along with viewing customers through an intimate lens.

During this interactive session, we’ll discuss:

  • Privacy/security responsibilities related to interacting with global customers.
  • Philosophies for gaining a deeper understanding of your customers.
  • Expanding customer relationships by building a more cohesive picture.

9:00am - 9:50am  Executive Boardroom

Providing Secure and Actionable Data in a Cloud-First Age

Luke Anderson headshot

Luke Anderson

VP, Digital Services & IS Strategy

Schwan's Company

Vsu Subramanian headshot

Vsu Subramanian

VP Enterprise Data Services

Optum

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Woody Evans

VP of PreSales Engineering

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 CDO executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager; Lindsay  Kasberg at Lindsay.Kasberg@evanta.com.

9:00am - 9:50am  Executive Boardroom

Developing an Outcome-Driven Enterprise Data Strategy

Jayant Dhamne headshot

Jayant Dhamne

VP, Chief Data Officer

Ecolab

Erin Leuschke headshot

Erin Leuschke

Director, Data & BI

Patterson Companies

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Colin Dover

Senior Director, Platform and Data Management Center of Excellence

SAP

A comprehensive enterprise data management strategy is critical to delivering on board-mandated business outcomes, as well as responding to internal and external pressures.

In this session with SAP, we will discuss:

  • Essential elements of an enterprise data strategy
  • Key trends, drivers, and challenges that impact data strategy and business outcomes
  • How companies are deriving additional operational, organizational, and customer value from data

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 CDO executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager; Lindsay  Kasberg at Lindsay.Kasberg@evanta.com.

10:20am - 11:10am  Breakout Session

Driving Change With a Modern Data Strategy

Scott Davis headshot

Scott Davis

Manager, Americas Enterprise Architecture and Partner Presales

Hitachi Vantara

Companies across industries are striving to leverage new sources of data while most of their existing data remains untapped. How do you build a modern data strategy that enables you to do it all while automating for scale?

In this session we’ll discuss:

  • Components of a modern data strategy
  • How machine learning accelerates insights for monetization
  • Strategies for utilizing AI for datacenter automation

10:20am - 11:10am  Breakout Session

Benchmarking Effectiveness as a Data Leader

Jose Blanco headshot

Jose Blanco

Vice President Information Technology

Wells Fargo Bank

Tim Brands headshot

Tim Brands

Chief Data Officer, Protein & Salt Division

Cargill

One of the best ways to assess your strengths and weaknesses as a data leader is to know where you stand among your peers. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to compare practices with data leaders in other industries and come prepared to learn from the collective wisdom of the group.

This interactive session will explore:

  • Where data leaders are at in their machine learning journey
  • Strategies for fostering innovation and improving user experiences
  • How to maximize value from existing data tools and what tools are still needed

10:20am - 11:10am  Executive Boardroom

Implementing Multi-Cloud and Hybrid Environments

Karla Hillier headshot

Karla Hillier

Director, Decision Science & Advanced Analytics

Ingersoll Rand

Sayeed Reza headshot

Sayeed Reza

VP, Data Solutions

Optum

Todd Goldman headshot

Todd Goldman

Vice President, Marketing

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 delivering more agility in data and analytics
  • 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 CDO executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager; Lindsay  Kasberg at Lindsay.Kasberg@evanta.com.

10:20am - 11:10am  Executive Boardroom

Initiating and Accelerating AI Success

Dwayne Beberg headshot

Dwayne Beberg

Director, Business Intelligence

Land O'Lakes

Tony Carrillo headshot

Tony Carrillo

VP of Innovation

Cambria

Marcus Braun headshot

Marcus Braun

Vice President, AI Success

DataRobot

To compete in today’s digital economy, companies need to expand AI across the entire enterprise. Nearly all companies want to do more with data science, but they don’t know where to begin or how to avoid common AI challenges.

In this interactive session, we’ll discuss:

  • How companies can get started in AI
  • How data leaders can demonstrate immediate value
  • How to empower the business to build highly accurate predictive models

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 CDO executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager; Lindsay  Kasberg at Lindsay.Kasberg@evanta.com.

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

7:45am - 8:00am  Opening Comments

8:00am - 8:30am  Keynote

Innovation For a Thriving World: Data and Digital Transformation

Keith Narr headshot

Keith Narr

Global IT VP, Data Transformation & Digital Labs

Cargill

Data strategies evolve over time and critical decisions arise along the journey. The proficiency with which data leaders can address these decisions greatly impacts their level of success. Hear how Cargill has accelerated their data transformation and discover new strategies that other industries can utilize along their journey.
In this session, you'll discover:

  • Strategies for shifting the perception of data from a back-office resource to a strategic business asset
  • How establishing a "Data Guild" can provide guidance and help protect the business throughout your data journey
  • The multi-layered impact of reducing costs, increasing revenue, preventing loss and reducing risk

8:30am - 9:00am  Networking Break

9:50am - 10:20am  Networking Break

11:10am - 11:40am  Networking Break

December 12, 2019 - mid-afternoon

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Breakout Session

Key Technology Trends in Data and Analytics

Carlie Idoine headshot

Carlie Idoine

Sr Director Analyst, Data & Analytics

Gartner

AI is not the only thing driving rapid change in data and analytics. Understanding the business impact of key technology trends will allow organizations to prioritize them to drive digital business.

In this interactive session, we will discuss:

  • Why data and analytics can no longer be considered as separate
  • How augmented approaches enable new users to extend analytic maturity
  • Why increasingly complex questions on both structured and unstructured data require new approaches to processing and storing data

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Breakout Session

Practical Applications of AI

Sravan Kasarla headshot

Sravan Kasarla

Chief Data Officer

Thrivent Financial

There are many ambitions around artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities, yet practical use cases involving these technologies are less common.

In this session, you'll hear:

  • Where to start when introducing AI and ML to the business
  • Opportunities to leverage AI and ML
  • Real-world uses and resulting value

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Executive Boardroom

Journey to the Intelligent Enterprise – A Data Leaders Roundtable

Pat Brickson headshot

Pat Brickson

Director, Enterprise Data Systems

Digi-Key Electronics

Cindy Hoffman headshot

Cindy Hoffman

Director, Enterprise Data Strategy, Governance & Analytics

Xcel Energy

Kevin Adkisson headshot

Kevin Adkisson

VP & General Manager, Central

MicroStrategy, Inc.

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 CDO executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager; Lindsay  Kasberg at Lindsay.Kasberg@evanta.com.

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Executive Boardroom

Connecting the Dots — How to Accelerate Insight Delivery at Scale

David Clemens headshot

David Clemens

Senior Director Enterprise Data and Analytics

Sleep Number

Chris Fitzharris headshot

Chris Fitzharris

Senior Director, Data & Analytics

C.H. Robinson

Scott Davis headshot

Scott Davis

Manager, Americas Enterprise Architecture and Partner Presales

Hitachi Vantara

Data leaders need a scalable approach to harness increasing complex data sources while delivering real-time insights across the business. Discover how you can deliver greater value throughout your organization and how to avoid potential missteps along the way.

In this boardroom, you’ll discuss:

  • Challenges to successfully launching ML initiatives
  • Examples automating data preparation for accelerated time to value
  • Data governance pitfalls to avoid and how to maintain data privacy

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 CDO executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager; Lindsay  Kasberg at Lindsay.Kasberg@evanta.com.

11:40am - 12:20pm  Lunch & Comments

12:20pm - 12:50pm  Keynote

The Age of HyperIntelligence: 100x Faster. 100x Smarter.

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 - 1:20pm  Networking Break

December 12, 2019 - afternoon

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Breakout Session

Bringing Data Closer to the Business

Paritosh Desai headshot

Paritosh Desai

Chief Data and Analytics Officer

Target

Asher Chaudhry headshot

Asher Chaudhry

Senior Director of Technology

Target

Today’s leaders rely on data-driven insights to guide their business decisions and improve performance. Discover different ways for bringing data teams and the business closer together to drive success.

In this session, you’ll discover:

  • Benefits to centralizing the functionality of teams
  • Cultural shifts that promote data-informed decisions
  • How AI-driven solutions are delivering additional value to the business

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Executive Boardroom

Comprehensive Machine Learning’s Competitive Advantage

Karen Julian headshot

Karen Julian

Chief Data Officer, Enterprise Data & Services

University of St. Thomas

William Sjoquist headshot

William Sjoquist

VP, Data Management

Ameriprise Financial, Inc.

Diane Burley headshot

Diane Burley

VP, Content

Lucidworks

Emerging technologies like AI, automation and machine learning are often introduced piecemeal throughout the enterprise – automate this task here, AI in that product there. But the truly differentiated organization is fundamentally reshaped through wholesale alignment of business goals and technology-driven insight.

In this roundtable conversation, you will:

  • Discuss enterprise-wide transformation fusing outcomes to computing tools like machine learning and automation
  • Identify quick-value opportunities for strategic AI throughout the enterprise
  • Uncover the markers of predictive intelligence within your organization – and learn to leverage them

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 CDO executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager; Lindsay  Kasberg at Lindsay.Kasberg@evanta.com.

2:10pm - 2:30pm  Networking Break

3:20pm - 3:40pm  Networking Break

3:40pm - 3:50pm  Closing Comments

3:50pm - 4:20pm  Keynote

The Evolution of Analytics Leadership

Srini Nallasivan headshot

Srini Nallasivan

Chief Analytics Officer

US Bank

The role of data and analytics leaders continues to evolve while demand for additional value from enterprise information assets continues to rise. Hear from the Chief Analytics Officer of US Bank how data leaders can form partnerships across the business to amplify the power of analytics.

In this session, you’ll discover:

  • How to form partnerships across business lines to leverage insights that increase revenue, identify risk and reduce costs
  • The importance of maintaining close connections between the technology and data organizations to better achieve your goals
  • Strategies for gaining insights while simultaneously protecting the organization and the data of its customers and employees

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

December 11, 2019

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

Casino Night

The Governing Body of Minneapolis 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 Hilton Minneapolis will feature table games, food and drinks as we celebrate the start of another “By CDOs, For CDOs” executive gathering.

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