San Francisco CDO Inner Circle

April 13, 2023 | China Live

April 13, 2023
China Live


Collaborate with your peers

Join San Francisco's top CDOs for an intimate networking dinner and facilitated discussion on key business challenges. Enjoy a relaxed evening of dinner and drinks with your peers to share best practices, make new connections and build professional relationships.

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

Instituting the proper operating model, governance and processes for self-service

Building a data-literate workforce to interpret data sets

San Francisco CDO Governing Body

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


Steffin Harris

Microsoft Corporation
Corporate Vice President, Global Head of Data Science & Analytics

Shadaab Kanwal

Charles Schwab
MD - Digital, Data, and Analytics Services

Christopher Paskins

Director of Enterprise Data Governance


April 13, 2023

4:30pm - 5:30pm  Executive Networking Reception

5:30pm - 6:45pm  Discussion Topics

Enabling Self-Service Data to Drive Organizational Success

As businesses work to become more data-driven, it's crucial to promote the sourcing and consumption of data outside the IT organization. Self-service data models are becoming more popular, bringing flexibility, speed and agility to decision makers. However, if deployed without the proper protocols and technologies in place, self-service models will fail. In order to be successful, data and analytics leaders must ensure they take inventory of D&A assets, promote collaboration across teams, improve data literacy, enhance and standardize technologies as well as implement adaptive governance for analytics. 

In this interactive discussion, CDAOs will explore strategies to enable self-service data models.

Topic 1: Instituting the proper operating model, governance and processes for self-service 

  • What does self-service mean to you?
  • Is your operating model currently set up to enable self-service models and analytics?
  • How do you balance self-service with governance?

Topic 2: Building a data-literate workforce to interpret data sets

  • How important are the cultural aspects of enabling self-service?
  • How are you. training teams across your organization to discern and incorporate data into decision making?
  • How are you building context into data and monitoring quality to maintain trust?

6:45pm - 7:15pm  Networking Break

7:15pm - 8:30pm  Summary Discussion & Dinner

8:30pm - 9:30pm  Social Hour


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