Minneapolis CDO Virtual Executive Summit

June 15, 2021 | 8:00am - 3:00pm CDT

June 15, 2021 | 8:00am - 3:00pm CDT


Collaborate with your peers

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

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

Embedding D&A in business strategy and results

Reengineering decision-making across the business

Scaling a data-first culture


Greg Albaugh

Synchrony Financial
Senior Vice President, Data Architecture & Analytics

Dr.Sky Ammann

Head of Analytics

Jose Blanco

Wells Fargo
Vice President Information Technology

Saiful Islam

VP, Product & Technology Strategy

Jeremy Lembeck

Land O'Lakes
Director, Data and Analytics

Keith Narr

Global IT VP, Data Transformation & Digital Labs

Tony Peleska

Vice President, Information Technology

Anne Pronschinske

Mayo Clinic
Director, Department of Data & Analytics, Center for Digital Health

Salema Rice

Geometric Results, Inc.
Chief Data Officer

Ritu Sharma

Securian Financial
Chief Data and Analytics Officer


Virtual Summit Keynote Session

Draw Your Line to Data Literacy

As data & analytics leaders, it's your role to work consistently and relentlessly to get data explicitly onto the business and personal agendas – stakeholder group by stakeholder group. Leading by example, leveraging storytelling to build business cases, and encouraging data fanatics are some philosophies around building a data literate and data-drive enterprise.

In this session, we'll discuss:

  • Philosophies on educating your organization to become data literate
  • Approaches to mitigate cultural challenges resistant to change
  • Tactics to develop data literacy

Virtual Summit Boardroom Sessions

Adaptable Governance for Scalable Operating Models

Enterprise expectations for data and analytics to power business ambitions continues to rise, requiring effective governance foundations. However, current governance capabilities often fall short of what organizations need. To scale business-relevant governance initiatives, D&A leaders must address evolving requirements while ensuring a scalable and adaptive governance as part of the operating model.

In this session you will discuss:

  • Creating compelling business use cases to ensure stakeholders understand the role governance plays in achieving business outcomes
  • Strategies for approaching governance holistically by using adaptive frameworks to enable application of different governance styles for various business scenarios
  • Designing a trust-based adaptive governance as part of the business operating model

Defining a Data Strategy for Better Business Outcomes

Today’s enterprise has access to endless amounts of data, and CDOs are challenged to continually find true meaning and value from the river of information. This peer discussion will consider ways to mature your data and analytics program and strategically use the flow of data to align with the overall enterprise objectives.

Come ready to discuss how to:

  • Implement data strategies that align with desired business outcomes
  • Leverage data to gain greater insights and drive value
  • Define clear metrics to help measure the impact of the D&A program


Your Community Partners

Program Partner

Minneapolis CDO Program Manager

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

Bailey Dilocker

Program Manager