Southern California CDO Virtual Executive Summit

December 1, 2020 | 8:00am - 12:30pm PST

December 1, 2020 | 8:00am - 12:30pm PST

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Collaborate with your peers

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

Data governance, stewardship and quality as drivers of insight and action

Co-Chairs

Mike Burkes

Ultra Mobile
VP, Enterprise Information Management (CDO)

Tom Mullen

Riverside County, CA
Chief Data Officer

André Vargas

Creative Artists Agency
Chief Data Officer

Agenda


December 1, 2020

8:00am - 8:45am PST Virtual Summit Keynote

Embedding Data into the Business DNA

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Swapnil Jadhav

Global Vice President, Business and Data Analytics

Cubic Corporation Global Defense

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Rich Fox

VP, Analytics & Finance

Qdoba Restaurant Corporation

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Lisa Hammitt

EVP AI

Davidson Technologies

Data and analytics leaders possess the tools and resources to empower the business to navigate unstable conditions, plan for recovery, and tap new revenue streams for economic growth. In order to maximize the capabilities of these resources, CDOs must weave data into the fabric of the business and foster a culture of data-driven decision-making that spans the entire organization.

Join this keynote session to hear a diverse panel of CDOs discuss:

  • How to achieve an empowered analytics-driven culture and cultivate talent internally
  • Best practices for aligning data strategy with business objectives and outcomes
  • How to embed data into business processes and accelerate innovation

8:45am - 9:00am PST Break

9:00am - 10:00am PST Virtual Summit Boardroom

The Human Element of Data - Embracing Change Management

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André Vargas

Chief Data Officer

Creative Artists Agency

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Ibrahim Debbagh

Head of Data & Analytics - Verizon Media Platforms

Verizon Media

This year had thrust data leaders and their teams into the spotlight. But with this increased focus comes a new set of challenges - ones for which there is no playbook. Learn how your peers are solving their biggest organizational challenges brought to light with a remote workforce and an ever-increasing demand for data and analytics.

Come prepared to discuss:

  • Best practices for aligning data strategy with business objectives and outcomes
  • Managing the human element and changing needs and usage of data
  • Promoting an innovative data driven culture

9:00am - 10:00am PST Virtual Summit Boardroom

Self-Service Analytics Demands Data Literacy

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Michael Fein

SVP, Analytics & Integrated Strategies

Rogers & Cowan PMK

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Mike Burkes

VP, Enterprise Information Management (CDO)

Ultra Mobile

Data literacy is essential for employing self-service analytics, yet many organizations continue to suffer from a lack of strategic prioritization. Learn approaches on how to successfully improve data literacy and self-service analytics throughout your organization.

In this session you will explore strategies for:

  • Optimizing business data literacy to achieve an empowered analytics-driven culture

  • Expanding data and analytics core competencies to increase self-service capabilities

  • Providing quality data in an agile manner that accelerates value delivery


10:00am - 10:45am PST Virtual Summit Keynote

Leadership in a New Era — Data-Driven, Business-Reimagined

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Felix Van de Maele

CEO

Collibra

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Wendy Batchelder

Chief Data Officer

VMware

Today’s companies are facing increased competition and seeking innovative ways to remain at the top of their industries. With data at the center of everything, CDOs are challenged to re-envision business models, optimize operations and scale innovations within the confines of the enterprise.

Join this session to:

  • Debate approaches to flexible and agile data management and governance to keep pace with evolving business needs
  • Discuss methods for scaling investment enterprise-wide to ensure maximum ROI
  • Brainstorm how to secure business stakeholder buy-in for data-driven business strategies

10:45am - 11:00am PST Break

11:00am - 12:00pm PST Virtual Summit Boardroom

Best Practices for Embedding Data in the Business DNA

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Lisa Hammitt

EVP AI

Davidson Technologies

Following an opening keynote centered on fostering a data-driven culture, this interactive discussion allows data and analytics leaders to refine their own strategies for the year ahead. Learn how your peers are weaving data into the fabric of their businesses in a conversation that reveals long-ranging best practices, anchoring in areas such as:

  • How do you achieve an empowered analytics-driven culture and cultivate talent internally?
  • What are your best practices for aligning data strategy with business objectives and outcomes?
  • How do you embed data into business processes and accelerate innovation?


11:00am - 12:00pm PST Virtual Summit Boardroom

Governance vs. Analytics Agility – Finding the Right Balance

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Joe DosSantos

Chief Data Officer

Qlik

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Max Trichet

VP, Data Governance

Capital Group

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Christine Gambino

Chief Data Officer

County of San Diego

Data and analytics leaders have been thrust into the forefront of decision making for the current and future states of their organizations. Faced with the intensifying pressure of accelerated data collection and insights, CDOs are challenged with the dynamic tension between data speed and quality.

In this session, we'll discuss:

  • The role and evolution of data nerve centers to meet the real-time data needs of the business
  • Approaches to balancing data speed, data quality and data governance
  • Adopting a data-driven culture

12:00pm - 12:30pm PST Networking

Community Discussion

Join this informal and interactive networking session to connect with your Southern California CDO peers. In this session, the Southern California community will have the chance to share their takeaways from the program in small groups and walk away with at least one new connection.

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CDO Thought Leader
Program Partner

Southern California 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