Minneapolis CDO Executive Summit

May 24, 2022 | Hyatt Regency Minneapolis

May 24, 2022
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis

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Collaborate with your peers

Get together with Minneapolis'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

Leading Business Growth and Modernization Through Data Governance

Using and Identifying Analytics for Impactful Decision Making

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

Greg Albaugh

Synchrony Financial
Senior Vice President, Data Architecture & Analytics

Sky Ammann

3M
Global Head of Analytics, Healthcare Business Group

Jayant Dhamne

Ecolab
Chief Data Officer

Saiful Islam

Optum
VP, Product & Technology Strategy

Teri Kaslow

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
Head of Enterprise Data & Analytics

Jeremy Lembeck

Land O'Lakes
Director, Data and Analytics

Keith Narr

Cargill
VP, Chief Data Officer

Tony Peleska

Kraus-Anderson
VP and Head of Information Techology and Digital Transformation

Anne Pronschinske

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

Ritu Sharma

Securian Financial
Chief Data and Analytics 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 Minneapolis 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


May 23, 2022

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

Governing Body Private Dinner

Governing Body members host this dinner for attendees to launch the event with an evening of peer networking, live music and an opportunity to give back! We are partnering with Together We Rise to assemble and personalize STEM kits to help create the next generation of innovators and inspire foster youth about the world of STEM.

May 24, 2022 - morning

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

8:30am - 9:00am  Keynote

The Leadership Challenge

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Jean Briese

Chief Motivation Officer

Guest Speaker

When it comes to leadership, it's time to think outside the box. Challenge your thinking through interactivity and team engagement. We'll divide up to complete a task, with a few twists and turns along the way.

This session should give you a few "aha" moments including:

  • Upping your collaboration game with teamwork tips and communication tricks
  • Promoting inclusion, defining DEIB moments that matter
  • Solidifying your leadership skills, in embracing resiliency and creating high-performing team

9:00am - 9:30am  Networking Break

9:30am - 10:15am  Breakout Session

Advancing the Data-Driven Enterprise

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Erik Erickson

Chief Data Officer

Hennepin County Library

Gaps in the use of data and analytics grow wider as organizations continue to struggle with how to translate data insights into impact. Organizational culture, data literacy, effective data and analytics communication are essential for CDOs to support business leaders and their organizations to leverage the true value of information assets.

In this session, Erik will share his strategy to:

  • Creating impactful data literacy trainings for the enterprise
  • Developing a strong data and analytics communications strategy
  • Utilizing frameworks and common language around what it means to be data informed

9:30am - 10:15am  Executive Boardroom

Data in Motion

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Mahadev Dovre Wudali

VP, Enterprise Data and Analytics

Ameriprise Financial

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Chris Fitzharris

Senior Director, Data & Analytics

C.H. Robinson

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Angie Reynolds

Business Value Officer

WalkMe

Data is reaching new heights in 2022, yet CDOs continue to be hindered by organizational silos and complex data models with high costs of maintenance. Though many companies still lack a single customer view and infrastructures do not support the rapid adoption of digital data needs, there are great strides that organizations are making to tackle these challenges.

Join this session to discuss:

  • Data in the digital experience
  • Turning data into actionable insights with intelligence and automation
  • Building a data roadmap with a strong framework for quality, security and governance

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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Keri Olson

VP, Data and AI Product Management and Development

IBM

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Jeremy Lembeck

Director, Data and Analytics

Land O'Lakes

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Tony Peleska

VP and Head of Information Techology and Digital Transformation

Kraus-Anderson

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 sources

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

Making Connections with Enterprise Knowledge Graphs

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Jim Webber

Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Neo4J

According to Gartner, by 2025, graph technologies will be used in 80% of data and analytics innovations. As the complexities and volume of data continue to increase, organizations will turn to enterprise knowledge graphs to determine the connectedness across varied data points.

Join this session as we discuss:

  • Building data fabrics, blue printing 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

Actualizing Governance — Implementing Structure to Thrive

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Heidi Westfall

Global IT Director Information Management Services

Medtronic

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Brandt Vettel

Data Officer

Metropolitan Council

In many cases, data governance was born out of regulatory compliance. But when deployed thoughtfully, the right governance policies can increase efficiency, promote data literacy and ensure clean data, all while mitigating risk.

Join this interactive roundtable discussion as CDO discuss:

  • Aligning the enterprise governance model with your D&A strategy
  • Evaluating governance maturity
  • Establishing teams to define governance and weed out bias


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

Maximizing Business Decisions With Real-Time Data Analytics

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Marc Potter

Chief Operating Officer

Actian

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Trent Lezer

Chief Data Officer

Greystar

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Tom Moore

Director, Analytics Global Materials Supply Management

Medtronic

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).

11:30am - 11:40am  Break

May 24, 2022 - mid-afternoon

11:30am - 12:30pm  Lunch Service

12:35pm - 1:05pm  Keynote

Optimizing Advanced Analytics for Future Insights

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Divakar (Div) Khanna

Head of Data Science and Analytics

Medtronic

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 AI
  • Communicating the ROI on predictive analytics technologies

1:05pm - 1:20pm  Break

1:20pm - 2:05pm  Breakout Session

Driving a Data-Inspired Culture

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Jayant Dhamne

Chief Data Officer

Ecolab

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Matt Turner

Sr. Director of Industry & Partner Strategy

Alation

Conversations about data-driven enterprises often focus on big data and new, fancy technology tools. While these are all important, the success of creating a data-inspired culture begins in the relationship between people, processes, and technology. Driving the notion of “and…”, instead of “either/or”, will help data and analytics leaders drive a culture of data-inspired decision making.

Join this fireside chat to learn how to:

  • Increasing data literacy throughout the enterprise to drive business ambitions
  • Enable the enterprise to search and discover data for faster decision-making
  • Architect the Modern Data Platform that can handle your data, analytics and AI use-cases at scale

1:20pm - 2:05pm  Breakout Session

The Five Superpowers of Leadership

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Jean Briese

Chief Motivation Officer

Guest Speaker

It's an understatement that great leadership is challenging and rare. A great leader understands their people are the ones who ultimately determine the success or failure of any venture. So what tools do you need to enhance your skills and unleash the power of your team?

Join thought leader Jean Briese to learn how to:

  • Inspire creative thinking
  • Build a culture of trust
  • Identify strengths and areas of opportunity

1:20pm - 2:05pm  Executive Boardroom

The Shift – Moving from Raw Data to Impactful Insights

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Kurt Muehmel

Chief Customer Officer

Dataiku

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Andrew Pung

Director, Global Integrated Planning and Analytics, Health Care Business Group

3M

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Danny Johnson

Vice President, Corporate & Commercial Analytics

U.S. Bank

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

Designing a Strategic Operating Model for Business Value

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Michael Brazys

Head of Enterprise Business Intelligence

Allianz Life US

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Sumeer Khosa

VP, Software Engineering

UnitedHealthcare

As data and analytics become increasingly important to the enterprise, leaders must evaluate the most effective operating model for their business. This strategic alignment will vary across different companies, so selecting the most optimal model is essential for driving value and business outcomes.

Join the session to discuss:

  • Identifying the ideal operating model for high value output
  • Benefits from strategic business alignment
  • Setting your north star as a data-driven organization

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).

May 24, 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

Leading the Charge – Centering Around Data

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Sudhir Nandamuru

VP, data management and governance

Landmark

Making sensitive business decisions comes with its challenges, and today's leaders need to be able to pivot consistently and quickly in the face of adversity. When people, processes and technology unite around data, the organization can truly transform. But to be successful, the enterprise must adopt a robust data culture and literacy program.

Join this session as we discuss:

  • Identifying successful governance policies to fuel business growth
  • Creating an accountability framework for data quality and self-service models
  • Promoting data literacy and cross-organizational collaboration

2:35pm - 3:20pm  Executive Boardroom

Building Empathy - Centric Culture with Data

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Bryce Winkelman

Chief Business and Strategy Officer

Quantum Metric

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Ritu Sharma

Chief Data and Analytics Officer

Securian Financial

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Ann Burke

Data Office Lead

Cargill

A data-first mindset is paramount for organizations in a rapidly growing, digitally-focused world. But, to affect true culture change throughout the enterprise, leadership must inspire the workforce to incorporate empathy into the purpose and context of every data-driven decision. 

Join this interactive roundtable conversation as CDOs discuss ways to build empathy by design into your data-driven strategies and learn how to:

  • Understand and alleviate existing gaps and misalignment in your data strategy
  • Infuse data with empathy to derive the most business value
  • Establish a true customer-centric workforce

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

Empowering the Business Through Self-Service Data

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Ines Davis

Vice President Marketing Strategy and Analytics, Information Management and Strategy

Ameriprise Financial

Empowering business users to create their own reports and queries without data team support allows insights to be shared with decision makers at faster speeds. Learn how your peers are using self-service data and analytics tools to strategize, streamline and propel the organization towards data modernization.

Join this roundtable session to discuss:

  • Identifying gaps in company culture that hinder self-service models
  • Strategizing use of all data assets to deliver self-service tools
  • Selecting and adopting the tools needed to enable data efficiency amongst business users

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

Helping Your Organization Speak Data

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Stephanie Lenzner

Vice Chair, Governance and Engagement

Mayo Clinic

Organizations have been investing in data and analytics for decades, yet CDOs continue to face challenges around data literacy and employee adoption. How can D&A leaders inspire true culture change throughout the workforce?

Join this interactive session to discuss:

  • Developing the mindset, language and skills needed to be truly data-centric
  • Changing the conversation with those we serve
  • Understanding how decisions are really made

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

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Location


Venue & Accommodation

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
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A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis at a reduced conference rate. Reservations should be made online or by calling 612-370-1234.

Deadline to book using the discounted room rate of $149 USD (plus tax) is May 2, 2022.

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

Katherine Williams

Program Manager

(972) 972-2445

katherine.williams@evanta.com