Southern California CDO Executive Summit

June 16, 2022 | Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

June 16, 2022
Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

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Collaborate with your peers

Get together with Southern California'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:

Evaluating enterprise governance models to increase efficiency and ensure clean data

Accelerating digital business to support data and analytics leaders

Adopting a data-centric culture to remain competitive with digital natives

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

Mike Burkes

Ultra, Plum and Mint Mobile
SVP, Enterprise Information Management (CDO)

Tom Mullen

Riverside County
Chief Data Officer

André Vargas

Creative Artists Agency
Chief Data 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 Southern California 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


June 15, 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.

June 16, 2022 - morning

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

8:15am - 9:00am  Keynote

Strengths 2.0 — Applying Design Thinking to Your Strengths and Weaknesses

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John K. Coyle

CEO and Founder of "Speaking Design Thinking"

Guest Speaker

John K. Coyle is the founder and CEO of "Art of Really Living" and one of the world's leading experts in innovation and design thinking. Through the metaphor of sport, learn how individuals and teams can use innovation approaches to identify and leverage their unique strengths (and design around weaknesses). Become empowered to solve old problems in new ways and achieve breakthrough results. Understand how to apply the “Design Thinking” process to business and personal challenges. 

This will empower you to:

  • Achieve breakthrough performance by focusing on what you do best
  • Decide what to delegate, quit or outsource, and plan to maximize team resources
  • Create higher engagement and more effective collaboration with customers and colleagues

9:00am - 9:30am  Networking Break

9:30am - 10:15am  Breakout Session

Women in Data — Widening the Table

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Zeena Wright

Global Data Governance & Management

HireRight

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Helen Li

Sr. Director of Digital Transformation

Eli Lilly and Company

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Eva Pereira

Chief Data Officer

City of Los Angeles, CA

With growth opportunities on the rise and the demand for data professionals more prevalent than ever, women remain underrepresented in leadership roles. Hear from your peers on how they've forged the path forward and given further visibility to women in leadership.

Join this session as a panel of your peers discuss:

  • Creating strength based professional development plan
  • Expanding diversity and inclusion efforts to close the gender gap
  • Paying it forward for the next generation of female leaders

9:30am - 10:15am  Executive Boardroom

Automating Self-Service Data with a Data Fabric Architecture

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Warren Mante

Enterprise Architect, Data and AI

IBM

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Hans Ghekiere

Data Management

Yamaha

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Sujay Kar

VP Strategic Analytics & Business Insights

Dollar Shave Club

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Fauzia Saeed

Director Analytics and Market Insight

Thermofisher Scientific

Data is increasingly dispersed, dynamic, diverse and difficult to manage. To simplify data management within hybrid and multicloud landscapes, a data fabric architecture can increase accessibility and intelligently organize data for self-service delivery to consumers. Once unlocked, the value of your data increases and additional AI capabilities are possible.

Join this interactive roundtable to discuss: 

  • Enabling self-service data consumption and collaboration
  • Enhancing automation of governance, data protection and security with AI
  • Automating data engineering tasks and augment data integration


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: 

Program Manager Casey Tomooka, casey.tomooka@evanta.com

9:30am - 10:15am  Executive Boardroom

Driving an Inclusive Data & Analytics Strategy with Agile Data Governance

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Ryan Cush

Chief Revenue Officer

data.world

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Rajeev Mehrotra

VP of Business Systems, Engineering, Analytics, & Big Data

Western Dental Services

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Qinghua Song

Head of Data and Statistical Science

Kite Pharma

The failed cost of data initiatives continues to challenge enterprises and data governance is often cited as a major hurdle. Organizations often view data as a monolithic undertaking while using an outdated top-down approach. The modern enterprise knows the answer to a successful data strategy lies within agile data governance.

Join this session and discuss:

  • Defining agile data governance and how it democratizes data access
  • Uncovering the consistent challenges of top-down data governance
  • Empowering and providing support to staff who work with data

 

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-doord iscussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees(seating priority is given to CDOs).

To reserve your seat, please contact: 

Program Manager Casey Tomooka at Casey.tomooka@evanta.com

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

Data Quality and Observability — Most Embarrassing ‘Data’ Moments

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Eric Gerstner

Data Quality Principal

Collibra

Poor data quality is holding back data and analytics leaders from delivering on the promise of business value through their D&A investments. Moving forward with a continuous data quality improvement program is not a question of why — but how. In this session, Collibra's Data Quality Principal as he runs you through tips and tricks for dealing with data quality. 

Join this storytelling session to explore:

  • Bad business decisions due to incomplete or bad data
  • Mountains of rules that do not scale and are impossible to manage
  • Failure to resolve data quality problems, even when they are identified

10:45am - 11:30am  Executive Boardroom

Empowering the Business through Self-Service Data

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Joe DosSantos

Chief Data Officer

Qlik

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Jon Neill

Sr Information Technology Specialist, ISD Data Program

County of Los Angeles, CA

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Sid Ramesh

VP - Data Program Management

CAA

Our goal as CDOs is to enable data literate employees to self-serve data and analytics for quick speed to decisions, but this can have organizational, technical, and people readiness complexities. Come explore ways your peers are using self-service data and analytics tools to strategize, streamline and propel an organization towards data modernization.

Join this roundtable session to discuss:

  • Identifying gaps in a company culture that hinder self-service models
  • Ideal business modelsdata service definitions and customer alignment
  • 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).

To reserve your seat, please contact: 

Casey Tomooka at casey.tomooka@evanta.com

10:45am - 11:30am  Executive Boardroom

Building an Empathy — Centric Culture with Data

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Bryce Winkelman

Chief Business and Strategy Officer

Quantum Metric

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Savitha Anantharaman

SVP Data & Analytics

Bank of America

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Olga Beregovaya

Vice President, AI Innovation

Welocalize

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).

To reserve your seat, please contact: 

Program Manager Casey Tomooka, Casey.tomooka@evanta.com

June 16, 2022 - mid-afternoon

11:30am - 12:30pm  Lunch Service

12:30pm - 1:05pm  Keynote

Building a Modern Data Strategy

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Barry Morris

GM, In-Memory and Emerging Databases

Amazon Web Services

Applying old organizational models and methodologies to modern cloud technology won’t allow companies to achieve the kind of results and agility they expect. Companies need an operating model, organizational model and data literacy approach that enables data-driven decision making throughout an organization.

In this session, we will explore:

  • The people, process and technology considerations in building a modern data strategy
  • Methods for driving agility across the business
  • Getting your teams into a data-first mindset

1:05pm - 1:20pm  Break

1:20pm - 2:05pm  Breakout Session

Honing Your Executive Pitch — An Interactive Exercise

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Chuck Chekuri

VP, Artificial Intelligence & Analytics

Apatics

Whether you’re pitching a transformative idea or proposing a move towards data modernization — presenting to a board or a subcommittee requires persuasive skills that must be mastered. CDOs are tasked to communicate business value and synthesize complex information in a way that makes sense. 

Join this interactive session to improve your executive pitch for the next time you’re in the hot seat. In this interactive session, you will work in a group to:

  • Create and deliver a board or subcommittee pitch
  • Receive real-time feedback on your pitch
  • Learn best practices and strategies for communicating with executive leadership

1:20pm - 2:05pm  Executive Boardroom

Sharing is Caring — Leveraging Data Through Democratization

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Jon Fritz

VP of Product Management, UX, and Documentation

Dremio

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Mike Burkes

SVP, Enterprise Information Management (CDO)

Ultra, Plum and Mint Mobile

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Stephan Erberich

Chief Data Officer

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

When you have the right data at the right time, insights lead to new opportunities for business leaders. But how do you structure the workforce to collect and capitalize on these insights? Learn how data and analytics leaders are leveraging data sharing within their organizations to foster collaboration, innovation and growth to forge ahead in a data-centric culture.

 

Join this roundtable session to discuss:

  • Transitioning a siloed operating model into a culture of data-sharing for improved analytics and insights

  • Leveraging data for internal & external company growth

  • Improving the technology and company culture required for data democratization


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: 

Program Manager Casey Tomooka at Casey.Tomooka@evanta.com

1:20pm - 2:05pm  Executive Boardroom

Build and Retain the Next Generation of Data Talent

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Darren Shimkus

CEO & Founder

Modal Learning

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Stephen Alford

CIO & CISO

Worldwide Environmental

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Clinton Cohagan

Chief Enterprise Information Architect

Department of Energy - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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Abbass Sharif

Head of Data Science, Director

AXS

Organizations are moving faster, setting bigger goals, and asking even more from their data teams in light of the Great Resignation. To keep up with these priorities and the diverse set of skills they require, business leaders must build and retain a flexible bench of talent.

Join this session to discuss:

  • Providing career and learning paths that align your organization’s development with a retention strategy
  • Closing the skill gaps between different teams
  • Promoting data literacy across the organization to reduce data team requests


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: 

Program Manager Casey Tomooka, Casey.tomooka@evanta.com

June 16, 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.

2:40pm - 3:15pm  Keynote

Explainability and Ethics in Healthcare AI

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Patrick Bangert

VP & Head of Artificial Intelligence

Samsung SDS

If you go to the doctor and find out something is wrong, you deserve an explanation and a diagnosis you can trust. Within this realm, how can AI provide a suitable explanation and engender trust for all stakeholders? The answer to that spans modern AI research topics, ethics and government regulations.

Join this keynote as Patrick shares insights on:

  • Explaining AI model outputs to diverse audiences
  • Governing data in the presence of uncertain regulation
  • Handling sensitive data with potentially high cost of failure

3:15pm - 3:45pm  Closing Reception & Prize Drawing

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  • Our invitation-only gatherings are designed to be smaller in scale, providing a safe and comfortable environment.
  • All in-person programs are local and complimentary, with zero impact on your organization’s T&E.

To ensure the well-being of participants, partners, and associates, we will continue to monitor and adhere to government, venue, and health agency guidelines.

As a part of our commitment to create the safest possible environment, we are requiring all participants, partners, and associates to confirm adherence to our program participation requirements prior to arrival. Additional information and FAQs can be found here: Health and Safety Policy.

Location


Venue & Accommodation

Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills at a reduced conference rate. Reservations should be made online or by calling 844-382-2267. Please mention EVANTA to ensure the appropriate room rate.

Deadline to book using the discounted room rate of $199 USD (plus tax) is May 16, 2022.

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Southern California CDO Program Manager


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

Casey Tomooka

Program Manager

971-978-5013

casey.tomooka@evanta.com