Southern California CDO Executive Summit

June 6, 2019 , Hilton Los Angeles Universal City

June 6, 2019
Hilton Los Angeles Universal City

Collaborate with your peers

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

Southern California CDO Governing Body


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

Co-Chairs

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Mike Burkes

Ultra Mobile
VP, Enterprise Information Management (CDO)

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Nona Janssen Walls

Lionsgate Entertainment
Former, SVP, Enterprise Data & Intelligence Technology

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Tom Mullen

County of Riverside, California
Chief Data Officer

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Tomas Soderstrom

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
IT Chief Technology & Innovation Officer

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André Vargas

Creative Artists Agency
Executive, Head of Business Technology Solutions

Agenda


June 5, 2019

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

Harness Your Super Powers to Tackle the Digital Future

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Ben Hammersley

Author & Futurist

Ben Hammersley

If you or your organization is afraid of what’s next and feel that there are forces at work that drain your market share, Ben Hammersley is here to help. A futurist, he explains the inherent disconnect between business leaders and the world we live in today. He reveals the extreme interconnectedness between seemingly disparate entities, and how technology is at work in everything you do, whether you realize it or not. 

In this session you'll discover:

  • How technology can give you super powers 
  • How you can take advantage to not just survive, but conquer
  • How to communicate and lead in an age of data and digital transformation

June 6, 2019 - morning

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

8:30am - 9:00am  Networking Break

9:00am - 9:50am  Breakout Session

Achieve 100% Analytics Adoption with a New Class of Enterprise Intelligence

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Michael Saylor

President, Chairman of the Board & CEO

MicroStrategy, Inc.

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

9:00am - 9:50am  Breakout Session

The Life and Risks of a Model

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Celeste Fralick

Chief Data Scientist

McAfee

Analytics are becoming ubiquitous in the ever-increasing world of data. Often, those analytics are implemented without thorough consideration of the life and the risks of the model employed.

In this session, you will learn

  • What is the lifecycle of a model, especially once it has been implemented?
  • What are three risks that should be mitigated to ensure a healthy and prosperous life of a model?
  • How do you know when to ditch that model and up your game to something better?

9:00am - 9:50am  Executive Boardroom

Agile Data Makeover — Strategies for Data Operations and Data Engineering

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Tom Mullen

Chief Data Officer

County of Riverside, California

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Subash D'Souza

Head of Data Engineering

Headspace

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Ramesh Menon

VP Products

Infoworks

Every enterprise understands the urgency of digital transformation and the central role that data plays in the process. In a world where analytics agility is a key competitive edge and big data expertise is scarce, data operations and data engineering challenges have intensified as digitization proliferates real-time flow of data across a multitude of platforms.

In this boardroom, you’ll discuss:

  • The pervasive data engineering demands for better flexibility within the enterprise
  • Different strategies for diverse data management and governance demands
  • Eliminating big data complexities on premise and in the cloud

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). To reserve your seat, please contact: Clay Gartner at 503-808-9833 or clay.gartner@evanta.com.

9:50am - 10:20am  Networking Break

10:20am - 11:10am  Breakout Session

Building Transformation Through CDO and CIO Collaboration

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Eric Iverson

CIO

Creative Artists Agency

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André Vargas

Executive, Head of Business Technology Solutions

Creative Artists Agency

New revenue models, stringent regulations, and high customer expectations are forcing organizations to evolve or face being overrun by more nimble competitors. Hear how CAA developed a data culture and collaborated to build efficient and business focused strategies.

In this session you’ll learn:

  • How to break down silos and communicate data
  • What strategies to use to create a center of excellence
  • Why privacy solutions need to be from the ground up

10:20am - 11:10am  Breakout Session

Preparing for CCPA Through Data and Analytics Governance

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Mike Burkes

VP, Enterprise Information Management (CDO)

Ultra Mobile

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Raghav Putrevu

CEO

OrangePeople

The past few years have witnessed significant changes in the regulatory landscape. One of the biggest changes concerns the implementation of GDPR and the forthcoming CCPA regulation. The new requirements will impact all data leaders and efficiency to insight. Hear how Ultra Mobile and OrangePeople are partnering to solve this challenge.

In this session you’ll learn:

  • Insights into how these changes are likely to impact data leaders and enterprises
  • Best practices for compliance and steps companies should consider taking now
  • Strategies to communicate across the organization and to leadership

10:20am - 11:10am  Executive Boardroom

Journey to the Intelligent Enterprise — A Data Leaders Roundtable

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Bruce Yen

Sr. Director of Business Intelligence & Mobile

GUESS?

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Vinay Soitkar

Sr. Director, BI, EDW, & Integrations

The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated

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Graham Stroman

Regional VP & GM, West

MicroStrategy

Enterprises aspire to take advantage of the latest innovations in analytics, mobility, cloud, and AI/machine learning. Yet many organizations struggle with disparate data systems and tools that only empower a fraction of the workforce.

In this boardroom you'll discuss:

  • What industry leaders are doing to overcome these challenges
  • How to balance counteractive forces, such as agility vs. governance
  • How to empower individuals and teams and establish 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 CDOs). To reserve your seat, please contact: Clay Gartner at 503-808-9833 or clay.gartner@evanta.com.

10:20am - 11:10am  Private Reception

Accelerating and Securing Data Flow to Drive Enterprise Initiatives

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Brendan Aldrich

Chief Data Officer

California State University, Chancellor's Office

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Richard Tang

SVP, Global Consumer Insights and Data Analytics

Fox (Film, TV and Sports)

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Moe Nwankwo

Business Solutions Director

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 to drive data-driven innovation.

In this boardroom you’ll reflect on:

  • Aligning data strategy with organizational and business strategy
  • People, process, and technology challenges that prevent access to data
  • Approaches for 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 CDOs). To reserve your seat, please contact: Clay Gartner at 503-808-9833 or clay.gartner@evanta.com.

11:10am - 11:40am  Networking Break

June 6, 2019 - afternoon

7:45am - 8:30pm  Keynote

CDO Strategies for Data Innovation and Monetization

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Micheline Casey

Global Head of Data, Ford Smart Mobility

Ford Motor Company

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Mike Burkes

VP, Enterprise Information Management (CDO)

Ultra Mobile

Data Leaders are increasingly looking to use data and analytics to grow their footprint, enhance returns, digitize their employee and client experience, achieve efficiencies, and manage risk. The role is rapidly evolving to include look for ROI and the value of data. In this session, we will hear about the successes, and challenges related to ROI, and realizing data monetization at Ford Smart Mobility.

In this keynote you’ll discover:

  • Forms data monetization can take
  • Characteristics of data that could make it more valuable to external parties
  • Key considerations in making data products available including IP and data privacy

2:10pm - 2:30pm  Networking Break

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Breakout Session

Strategies to Collaborate and Communicate the Value of Data

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Nona Janssen Walls

Former, SVP, Enterprise Data & Intelligence Technology

Lionsgate Entertainment

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Mark Wang

Chief Data Scientist

Alorica

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Chris Mattmann

Associate Chief Technology and Innovation Officer

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The value of data is getting increasing attention from boards and the C-Suite as digital technologies disrupt entire industries. Hear from a variety of case study examples of how you can lead your enterprise with collaboration and communication.

In this session you'll discover:

  • How to deliver foundational programs that provide timely, high quality data to fuel analytics
  • How to communicate the data you have and the gaps you want to fill
  • How to be the bridge between the IT and the business

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Executive Boardroom

Strategies to Democratize AI at Scale

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Seongjoon Koo

Chief Data Officer

J.D. Power

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Nathan Janos

Chief Data Officer

System1

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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 CDOs). To reserve your seat, please contact: Clay Gartner at 503-808-9833 or clay.gartner@evanta.com.

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Executive Boardroom

Driving Data Innovation in The Wake of California’s Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)

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John Gim

SVP, Marketing Sciences

RAPP

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Ibrahim Debbagh

Executive - Head of Enterprise Data & Analytics

Verizon Digital Media

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Kristina Bergman

CEO, Founder

Integris Software

California’s Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), is driving urgency for solutions that help organizations build and maintain a defensible data privacy strategy.

In this boardroom you’ll discuss:

  • Data privacy challenges around data in motion, data lakes, data sharing agreements, and machine learning projects
  • Automation opportunities to enable continuous defensibility to meet CCPA and GDPR compliance requirements
  • Privacy management solutions that increase protection and enable data innovation

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). To reserve your seat, please contact: Clay Gartner at 503-808-9833 or clay.gartner@evanta.com.

3:20pm - 3:40pm  Networking Break

3:40pm - 4:20pm  Keynote

Data — The Connective Tissue of Hulu

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Jaya Kolhatkar

Chief Data Officer

Hulu

Organizations today are built on data and it’s more important than ever to leverage data and analytics as strategic drivers to improve business processes and customer experiences. In this talk, Jaya Kolhatkar, Hulu’s first ever Chief Data Officer will share Hulu’s story of how it’s used data and analytics to create viewer-first entertainment experiences and transform business processes and outcomes.

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

June 6, 2019 - mid-afternoon

11:40am - 12:50pm  Keynote

Building a Cloud-Native Data Lake to Support Self-Service

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Tomer Shiran

CEO and Co-founder

Dremio

Data Leaders have an opportunity to rethink data infrastructure and the analytics stack. However, challenges remain to make the cloud data lake accessible, performant, and useful to business analysts and data scientists. In this talk we explore a next-generation approach to building cloud data lakes, enabling users to analyze data across disparate data sources with well governed self-service.

In this session keynote you’ll hear:

  • How to ensure your architecture is flexible and scaleable
  • How to provide efficient query performance
  • How to ensure self-service governance and data lineage

12:50pm - 1:20pm  Networking Break

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Breakout Session

Leveraging Privacy by Design to Drive Business Value

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Aaron Mendelsohn

Chief Data Privacy Officer

Ingram Micro

Proper privacy protection is about much more than mere sanction avoidance. As multiple states move to mature their privacy requirements, it pays to implement best practices. In this session, Ingram Micro’s Chief Data Privacy Officer will review GDPR myths and how technology and CDOs functions can aid Privacy Officers in their privacy management program.

In this session you’ll discover:

  • Preparations Ingram Micro undertook for new and upcoming privacy regulations
  • Tactics to evaluate the risk and what the CDO role can do
  • Strategies to implement privacy impact assessments

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Breakout Session

From Silos to Self-service — Data Transformation at GE Aviation

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Brian Power

Vice President of Customer Success

Dataiku

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Ulysses David

Principal, Customer Success

Dataiku

To date, despite the hype around AI in the media, very few businesses have managed to execute on incorporating the fundamental processes that enable these data insights at scale, much less automating them to enable AI services. This session presents the story of GE Aviation, and the organizational setup that enabled their transformation, built use cases and how they handled data education.

In this session you'll learn:

  • How GE Aviation developed a Self-Service data program
  • Which technological stack and organizational setup GE Aviation utilized
  • How to handle data governance and data education

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Executive Boardroom

Best Practices in Self-Service Analytics

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Rebecca Maffei

VP IT Delivery Services: Data & Analytics

PETCO Animal Supplies, Inc.

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Rich Fox

VP, Data Science & Analytics

The Carlyle Group

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Piet Loubser

SVP and Global Head of Marketing

Paxata

Hear how advances in cloud-based elastic scale-out architectures, algorithmic intelligence, and modern data fabrics are now making it possible to bring data and insights to business consumers at scale

In this boardroom you’ll discuss:

  • What kind of infrastructure would be required?
  • What would be the biggest challenges and the biggest opportunities?
  • When will we see such an enterprise? Or do they already exist in some form?

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). To reserve your seat, please contact: Clay Gartner at 503-808-9833 or clay.gartner@evanta.com.

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Executive Boardroom

Deliver Insights-Driven Business Through an Effective Analytics Operating Model

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Mark Greninger

Chief Data Officer

County of Los Angeles

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Mohammed Mahbouba

CDO

UCLA Health System

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Frank Dodrill

Director and Enterprise Architect

Avanade

This session will cover a discussion around the building blocks of an analytics operating model and what makes it truly effective in delivering business results. Discussion will focus on what it takes to build and sustain the Analytics Operating Model, key lessons learned, and relevant case studies.

In this boardroom, you’ll discuss:

  • The current bottlenecks for insights-driven business
  • The gaps and definitions of an Analytics Operating Model
  • The roadmap to set up the right people, processes, and technology

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). To reserve your seat, please contact: Clay Gartner at 503-808-9833 or clay.gartner@evanta.com.

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Hilton Los Angeles Universal City

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

Clayton Gartner

503-808-9833

clayton.gartner@evanta.com