Texas CDO Executive Summit

November 10, 2021 | Dallas/Addison Marriott Quorum by the Galleria

November 10, 2021
Dallas/Addison Marriott Quorum by the Galleria

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Collaborate with your peers

Get together with Texas'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:

Embedding D&A in business strategy and results

Reengineering decision-making across the business

Scaling a data-first culture

Texas CDO Governing Body


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

Co-Chairs

Navin Advani

Sysco
Vice President | BT - Supply Chain & Merchandising Technology and Enterprise Data & Analytics Platforms

David Bowlby

Occidental Petroleum
VP, Data & Analytics

Sebastian Gass

Quantum Energy Partners
CTO

Jayadev Gopinath

DraftKings
SVP of Data Engineering & Data Science

Mark Nance

American Fidelity Assurance Company
Chief Data Officer

Satyam Priyadarshy

Halliburton
Technology Fellow and Chief Data Scientist

Phanii Pydimarri

Stanley Black & Decker
Sr Director, AI & Advanced Analytics

Cory Shouse

Tenet Health
Head, Data & Analytics

Jackie Wallace

Baker Hughes
Senior Executive, Digital Technology

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 Texas 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


Governing Body Welcome Reception Session

Governing Body Private Dinner

Exclusive to Governing Body members and select guests, this dinner is a can’t-miss opportunity to connect with your peers prior to tomorrow’s Executive Summit. Please join your colleagues for an evening of good food, wine, and lively networking.


Executive Boardroom Sessions

Data Governance vs. Analytics Governance

There is a distinction between data governance and analytics governance. As such, CDOs need a clear understanding of both frameworks and specific strategies for each. Discover how other CDOs are thinking about this important distinction and come prepared to share your own thoughts as well. In this boardroom, you’ll discuss:

  • The intersection of data governance and analytics governance
  • How different organizations are governing data vs. analytics 
  • The tactical side of analytics governance and how to best serve end 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 C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager.

Business Value Through Data Enablement

Digital business requires a flexible and adaptive governance approach. However, many governance programs inhibit value generation by restricting data usage and subsequently stifling value creation. The most efficient data governance programs are able to strike a balance between compliance and control. In this executive boardroom, you’ll discuss:

  • How to educate and empower users to access the information they need to make data-driven decisions
  • How to dispand disparate siloes that are impeding the success of business initiatives
  • How to identify business opportunities while balancing risk within enterprise guardrails

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 C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager.

Selecting a Data Literacy Roadmap

As data & analytics leaders, it's your role to get data explicitly into the business and personal agendas of each and every stakeholder. Leading by example, leveraging storytelling to build business cases, and encouraging data stewards are some philosophies around building a data literate and data-driven enterprise.In this session, we'll discuss:

  • Building business cases for data and analytics through storytelling
  • Approaches to mitigate cultural challenges resistance to change
  • Tactics to further develop data literacy 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 C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager.

Identifying the Right Operating Model

CDOs face the challenge of how to permeate the value of data & analytics throughout the organization. Choosing the right operating model to support the enterprise and drive a data mindset is crucial, and deciphering all the complexities of each organization to select the right model takes time.In this session you will discuss:

  • Important considerations for selecting the right operating model
  • How to position an operating model change to leadership
  • How to overcome enterprise complexities to chose an operating model that delivers the most value

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 C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager.

Cloud Strategies for Improved Business Outcomes

Gartner research shows that by 2025, cloud will serve as the foundation for business innovation. Over time, an organization can improve cloud sophistication to achieve better outcomes and higher ROI – but this requires a cloud strategy that can leverage cloud-based infrastructures while accounting for legacy on-premise environments. This session will explore:

  • Challenges enterprises face with different cloud, hybrid and on-prem models
  • Strategies for investing in skills required to integrate cloud with legacy systems and increase business maturity
  • Best practices for aligning disparate processes and strategies across the business

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 C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager.

Driving Toward Value – A Proactive Approach to Data Quality

The importance of data to enterprise organizations is undeniable but not all data is created equal. Data and analytics leaders must ensure data quality practices, programs and tools are in place across diverse data sources and distributed landscapes.
In this session, you will discuss:

  • How to identify capabilities and deficits that may affect the success of your enterprise’s data quality initiatives
  • Best practices for aligning people, processes and technology to ensure scalable and actionable insights
  • Strategic partnerships across their enterprise that lead to a holistic data quality program

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 C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager.


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Returning to in-person conferences


We are excited to welcome you back, in person, to Evanta gatherings.

As previously shared, Evanta will hold in-person programs only in locations that meet our stringent health and safety criteria to help ensure the well-being of our participants, partners, and our associates. These criteria include adhering to government, venue, and health agency guidelines in addition to taking all practical steps on-site.

Please note that our onsite planning will continue to evolve, and all measures will be subject to change to ensure the best and safest possible experience. Please see below (under ‘more information’) for our current approach and planned onsite safety measures.

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Program Partner

Texas CDO Program Manager


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

Lindsay Lawler

Program Manager

971-978-5030

lindsay.lawler@evanta.com