San Francisco CDO Executive Summit

December 11, 2019, Hilton San Francisco Union Square

December 11, 2019
Hilton San Francisco Union Square

Collaborate with your peers

Get together with your peers to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the San Francisco 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

San Francisco CDO Governing Body


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

Co-Chairs

Fawad Butt headshot

Fawad Butt

United HealthCare
Chief Data & Analytics Officer

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Stephen Harris

VMWare
VP Head of Enterprise Data and Analytics

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JuneAn Lanigan

Western Digital
Global Head of Enterprise Data Management

Sendil Thangavelu headshot

Sendil Thangavelu

Solar Mosaic
Former Senior Director of Engineering

Sandeep Uttamchandani headshot

Sandeep Uttamchandani

Intuit
Chief Data Architect & Head of Data Platform Engineering

Diana Wolcott headshot

Diana Wolcott

Experian
VP, Data Science

Agenda


December 10, 2019

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

Wine + Data — The Perfect Pairing

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Cathy Huyghe

Co-Founder

Enolytics

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Chris Huyghe

Head of Data

Enolytics

It isn’t that the wine industry doesn’t have data. It’s that, so far, most wine businesses haven’t been making the most of it to help improve their bottom line, or to more effectively engage with consumers. One company plans to change that. Join Enolytics’ co-founder, Cathy Huyghe, for a wine tasting unlike any other. Learn about the data footprint behind each bottle we’ll taste, and how data can help tell a better story — and do better business — in any industry.

In this session you will:

  • Discover how Enolytics aggregates data to assemble the puzzle pieces of consumer behavior and sentiment
  • Learn how to utilize the art of storytelling with data to communicate powerful insights
  • Sample local wines as an “experiential aid” to the content

December 11, 2019 - morning

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

8:15am - 8:30am  Opening Comments

8:30am - 9:00am  Keynote

Data Science and Analytics Transformation Across the Enterprise

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Chris Chapo

Vice President, Data Science & Analytics

Gap Inc.

Some companies have data in their DNA, while other legacy enterprises are having to undertake large scale data science and analytics transformations. Chris Chapo will share insights on implementing an effective data program and lessons he learned along the way.

In this session, you will discuss:

  • Focusing on business challenges before technology
  • Implementing strategies that benefit the customer
  • Approaches to scaling initiatives enterprise wide 

9:00am - 9:20am  Networking Break

9:20am - 10:10am  Breakout Session

Redesigning a Data-Driven Operating Model

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Suraj Rao

Global Head of Digital Analytics

Western Digital Corporation

At Western Digital Corporation we collect data from our factory operations, suppliers, customers and non-operational functions like Sales, Finance, Procurement, etc. Considering the scale of opportunities from which data can be collected, how can companies design an Analytics operating model with the shortest path to capture value?

In this session, we’ll discuss:

  • Our experience with central vs. decentral operating models and the drawbacks of each
  • How to position an analytics growth strategy in a challenging talent market
  •  Lessons learned along WDC’s journey and the evolving path ahead

9:20am - 10:10am  Executive Boardroom

Implementing Multi-Cloud and Hybrid Environments

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Sendil Thangavelu

Former Senior Director of Engineering

Solar Mosaic

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Hemang Timbadia

Global Head of Payments Data Analytics

Apple Inc.

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Brian Ferguson

Head of Sales, West

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 becoming more agile in data operations
  • 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; Clay Gartner at Clayton.Gartner@evanta.com.

9:20am - 10:10am  Executive Boardroom

Extending Data Privacy to Data Governance

Diana Wolcott headshot

Diana Wolcott

VP, Data Science

Experian

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Bill Yock

Chief Data Officer

County of Santa Clara

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Daniel Sholler

Sr. Director of Product Marketing

BigID

This boardroom discussion will consider emerging challenges and best practices guidelines for incorporating data privacy requirements into a data governance strategy.

The session will explore:

  • Solving the privacy paradox: meeting global privacy regulations like CCPA and GDPR while fueling data-driven innovation
  • The importance and challenge of providing business context to data governance via data intelligence
  • Implementing privacy compliance across the data lifecycle through integration of machine learning and metadata enrichment  

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; Clay Gartner at Clayton.Gartner@evanta.com.

10:10am - 10:30am  Networking Break

10:30am - 11:20am  Breakout Session

Human-Centered Design in ML Applications

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Pallav Agrawal

Director of Data Science

Levi Strauss & Co.

Investments in AI have increased steadily over the last three years and there's no signs of stopping. However results have been lukewarm thus far, with a recent IDC survey showing that the success rate for AI projects is lower than 50%.

In this session, you’ll learn:

  • Strategies for creating delightful consumer experiences that deliver positive ROI on AI initiatives
  • How Human-Centered Design or Design Thinking can mitigate risk in new projects
  • Effective solutions for incorporating customer journey mapping, prototyping, usability studies, and other techniques

10:30am - 11:20am  Breakout Session

Enabling Self-Service Analytics Across the Organization

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Srinivasan Rangaswamy

Global Head, Data Science & Advanced Analytics

GLOBALFOUNDRIES

AI entering the workplace presents a unique opportunity for CDOs to efficiently leverage data. But how do you empower users, both technical and non-technical, to use AI tools for making data-driven decisions?

In this session, you will learn:

  • Use cases of successful self-service analytics
  • Best practices when implementing self-service data analytics at scale
  • Strategies for distributing trustworthy information to empower users

10:30am - 11:20am  Executive Boardroom

Developing a Data-Driven Culture for Future Success

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Cara Dailey

Chief Data Officer

Silicon Valley Bank

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Rene Kim

SVP, Global Data Officer

Charles Schwab

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Calvin French-Owen

Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer

Segment

Data and analytics leaders must show leadership, business acumen and demonstrate the value of data if they are to foster data-related cultural change, particularly when stakeholders are reluctant to participate. Join your peers in discussing strategic approaches to enabling a data-driven culture across the enterprise.

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; Clay Gartner at Clayton.Gartner@evanta.com.

10:30am - 11:20am  Executive Boardroom

Comprehensive Machine Learning’s Competitive Advantage

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Prasad Bhandarkar

Director, Facebook App Analytics

Facebook

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Prasad Uddaraju

Deputy Chief Data Officer

First Republic Bank

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Justin Sears

VP, Product Marketing

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’ll:

  • 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; Clay Gartner at Clayton.Gartner@evanta.com.

December 11, 2019 - mid-afternoon

11:20am - 11:45am  Networking Break

11:40am - 12:20pm  Lunch & Comments

Lunch & Interactive Discussion

In this networking lunch you have the opportunity to have relevant and topical conversations with your peers. The below questions are a guideline for you to start your table conversations.

  • Data/analytics strategy
    • What is the next multi-million dollar question you want to answer with your data?
    • What organizational or governance challenges are hindering your next milestone?
    • How is your organization striking a balance between legacy tools and emerging technologies?
  • Data-driven culture and communication
    • How are you promoting data literacy within you organization?
    • How are you balancing data governance and the need for self-service access to data?
    • How do you communicate the value of data to different departments within your organization?
  • Data democratization and self-service
    • How are you managing the flow of data through your organization?
    • How is your organization weighing self-service with data governance?
    • How can data leaders promote self-service analytics and educate data users?
  • Data security and privacy compliance
    • How are you managing data-related risk when working with third-party vendors?
    • When implementing a hybrid (on prem vs. cloud) strategy, how are you managing the data?
    • How are you approaching a global data strategy while also adhering to regional privacy regulations?
  • AI and machine learning
    • Prior to AI/ML, what should data leaders be focusing on?
    • What metrics are you using to measure success after deploying AI/ML?
    • What AI/ML challenges do you need to overcome next?

12:30pm - 1:00pm  Keynote

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

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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

1:00pm - 1:20pm  Networking Break

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Breakout Session

Boardroom Report-Out: Key Data Leadership Themes

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Stephen Harris

VP Head of Enterprise Data and Analytics

VMWare

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Cara Dailey

Chief Data Officer

Silicon Valley Bank

Join this session to learn and expand on the key, actionable themes discussed during today's roundtable boardroom discussions.

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Breakout Session

How a Cloud Journey Improves Customer Experience

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Harinder Singh

Global Director, Data Strategy & Solution Arch.

Anheuser-Busch InBev

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Aaron Swanson

Vice President of Cloud

Talend

While growth from mergers and acquisitions is overall good for an organization, integrating disparate systems can pose quite the challenge. Learn how ABInBev is using new technologies to solve these issues and improve customer experience.

  • Use cases for successful cloud journey
  • Benefits from these technologies and how to measure their success
  • Personalization and privacy issues to mitigate a poor model roll out

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Executive Boardroom

Journey to the Intelligent Enterprise – A Data Leaders Roundtable

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JuneAn Lanigan

Global Head of Enterprise Data Management

Western Digital

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Greg Siino

Assistant Vice Chancellor, Business Intelligence

UC Davis

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Graham Stroman

Regional VP & GM, West

MicroStrategy

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; Clay Gartner at Clayton.Gartner@evanta.com.

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Executive Boardroom

Strategies to Democratize AI at Scale

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Cindy Muscio

VP Data Platform, Services & MarTech

LendingClub

Parag Shrivastava headshot

Parag Shrivastava

Sr. Director, Enterprise Data Architecture

McKesson Corporation

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Sri Ambati

CEO and Founder

H2O.ai

Many organizations become enamored with AI capabilities, but fail to determine the most strategic value drivers. Integrating AI into an organization is a substantial undertaking for many organizations and true case studies are hard to come by. This discussion will explore real-world examples and how to democratize AI into your organization.

In this boardroom, you’ll discuss:

  • Discover the latest updates and use cases for AI ecosystems
  • Find out best practices in democratizing AI in an organization
  • Learn how to measure ROI in AI 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 CDO executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager; Clay Gartner at Clayton.Gartner@evanta.com.

December 11, 2019 - afternoon

2:10pm - 2:30pm  Networking Break

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Breakout Session

It's in the Game — Building a Data Science Strategy and Team

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Zachery Anderson

CAO

EA

Analytics have become paramount to a company's success and achieving a competitive edge over the competition. To build a quality team, data leaders need to understand the necessary skills and roles, and what evolution data will take to keep your team relevant and revenue generating. Hear from Electronic Arts on how to hire and retain talent.

This session will explore:

  • Teaching a ‘player first’ mindset to align the business to the team
  • Strategies for visual storytellers with data and how to replicate
  • The future of the data team and aligning with IT

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Executive Boardroom

Avoiding Pitfalls Along Your AI / ML Journey

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Barkha Saxena

Chief Data Officer

Poshmark

Harinder Singh headshot

Harinder Singh

Global Director, Data Strategy & Solution Arch.

Anheuser-Busch InBev

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Victor Ghadban

Field CTO AI/ML

HPE BlueData

Enterprises in every industry are striving to adopt Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML). However, with so much hype around these technologies it can be challenging to chart a clear path forward.

In this boardroom, you'll discuss:

  • Common mistakes to avoid as you build AI / ML solutions
  • Which foundational elements are required for success with AI/ML
  • What it takes to develop solutions that drive competitive advantage

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; Clay Gartner at Clayton.Gartner@evanta.com.

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Executive Boardroom

Turning Privacy Compliance Into a Competitive Advantage

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Paul McLachlan

Head of Data Science (SFO) & Principal Data Scientist - Global Artificial Intelligence Accelerator

Ericsson

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Diana Wolcott

VP, Data Science

Experian

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Dan Knight

CTO Americas

Hitachi Vantara

The advent of ML and AI requires data to enable a client focused, data-driven, journey. Yet, under existing and emerging global privacy laws such as the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the use of data for secondary analytics purposes is becoming more restricted.

In this session, we will discuss:

  • How to responsibly process client information in a data-constrained landscape
  • Strategies for maintaining compliance and leveraging data to create a competitive advantage in the marketplace
  • How companies are overcoming challenges and preparing for future regulations

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; Clay Gartner at Clayton.Gartner@evanta.com.

3:20pm - 3:40pm  Networking Break

3:40pm - 3:50pm  Closing Comments

3:50pm - 4:20pm  Keynote

Democratizing Data — People, Process and Technology

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Sandeep Uttamchandani

Chief Data Architect & Head of Data Platform Engineering

Intuit

Gone are the days when data insights were limited to data scientists and analysts. In data-driven organizations, there is a need for everyone to make decisions using data. Democratizing data is a people, process, and technology puzzle.

In this session, you’ll discover:

  • Technology aspects related to building blocks for self-serve data
  • Process aspects related to automating data quality & governance
  • People aspects related to org design, skillset shifts and data literacy

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

Location


Venue & Accommodation

Hilton San Francisco Union Square

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San Francisco CDO Program Manager


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

Clayton Gartner

503-808-9833

clayton.gartner@evanta.com