Toronto CDO Executive Summit

December 11, 2019 , Hilton Toronto Downtown

December 11, 2019
Hilton Toronto Downtown

Collaborate with your peers

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

Toronto CDO Governing Body


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

Co-Chairs

Allie Harris headshot

Allie Harris

Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation
Director, Information Governance

Donna Rudnicki headshot

Donna Rudnicki

RBC Capital Markets
Global Head of Data Management/Chief Data Officer

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John Walsh

Environment Canada and Climate Change
Chief Data Officer

Eugene Wen headshot

Eugene Wen

Manulife
Vice President, Group Advanced Analytics

Agenda


December 11, 2019 - morning

10:20am - 11:10am  Breakout Session

Launching AI in an 80-Year Old Company

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Richard Hines

Head of Data & Artificial Intelligence

Air Canada

Regardless of industry, most companies understand the potential that AI has for impacting their business in a major way. But where to start? Hear how Air Canada approached this challenge and where they're going from here.

In this session, you'll discover:

  • Advice for getting started with AI and establishing a 5-year vision
  • What lessons have been learned along the AI journey thus far
  • Where AI is heading in the future and how to prepare accordingly

10:20am - 11:10am  Breakout Session

The Journey Toward Self-Service Analytics and Machine Learning

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Cody McGee

Senior Product Manager

Bank of Montreal

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Jesse Bishop

Senior Solutions Architect

Dataiku

AI entering the workplace presents a unique opportunity for CDOs to efficiently leverage data. But how do you empower users, both technical and non-technical, to use AI tools for making data-driven decisions?

In this session, you will learn:

  • How BMO overcame challenges in democratizing analytics across the organization
  • Best practices when implementing self-service data analytics & machine learning at scale
  • Strategies for distributing trustworthy information to empower data scientists, business analysts, and data engineers

10:20am - 11:10am  Executive Boardroom

Journey to the Intelligent Enterprise — A Data Leaders Roundtable

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Simon Dennison

VP, Strategy, Data & Analytics

Sun Life Canada

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Martha Schrader

Vice President Business Intelligence & Analytics

Northbridge Financial Corporation

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Phong Le

Senior EVP & COO

MicroStrategy

Enterprises aspire to maximize their return on investment from data, and to quickly take advantage of the latest innovations in analytics, mobility, cloud, and AI/machine learning. Yet too many organizations struggle with disparate data systems, inconsistent data, closed architectures, and tools that only empower a fraction of the workforce. 

In this peer-driven discussion, discover:

  • What industry leaders are doing to overcome these challenges and transform their businesses
  • How to apply the right tools and structure to balance counteractive forces, such as agility vs. governance
  • How to empower individuals and teams with access to those tools, while establishing 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 your event Program Manager; Bailey Dilocker at Bailey.Dilocker@evanta.com.

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

7:45am - 8:00am  Opening Comments

8:00am - 8:30am  Keynote

Leveraging Data to Maintain a Competitive Edge

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Robert Hughes

Chief Data Officer, Global Wealth and Asset Management

Manulife

Companies are becoming more adept at collecting data, however, few are gaining actionable insights that help inform their overall strategy. Today’s Chief Data Officers have the opportunity to combine their legacy assets with revolutionary technologies to develop truly unique strategic differentiators.

In this session, you’ll hear:

  • Why the right data strategy is crucial for your company
  • Essential principles for driving the data strategy across the enterprise
  • How to promote the adoption of the data strategy and begin shifting the company’s data mindset

8:30am - 9:00am  Networking Break

9:00am - 9:50am  Breakout Session

Bringing Data, Technology and the Business Closer Together

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Jane Moran

SVP, Analytics

LoyaltyOne

When it comes to generating value from data and analytics, technology implementation is only half the story; the more complicated half involves organizational buy-in and the evolution of business processes. Discover how bringing data, technology and business teams closer together can help accelerate innovation and development in your company.

In this session, we’ll discuss:

  • Strategies for obtaining key stake-holder buy-in
  • How to create cross-functional teams that can cooperate efficiently
  • Actual implementation challenges and how to overcome them

9:00am - 9:50am  Breakout Session

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

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Phong Le

Senior EVP & COO

MicroStrategy

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  Executive Boardroom

Implementing Multi-Cloud and Hybrid Environments

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David Arulmani

VP, Data Analytics & Enterprise Architecture

EDC

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Peter Serenita

Chief Data Officer

Scotiabank

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Todd Goldman

Vice President, Marketing

Infoworks

In a world where agile analytics provide a key competitive edge, data leaders need a winning data and analytics strategy that can leverage new cloud-based infrastructures while still accounting for legacy on-premise environments.

In this session, you’ll discuss:

  • Challenges with becoming more agile in data operations
  • Strategies for managing data flows across multiple environments
  • Solutions that allow you to architect for future infrastructure options

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 your event Program Manager; Bailey Dilocker at Bailey.Dilocker@evanta.com.

9:00am - 9:50am  Breakout Session

Office Hours With Chris Ulrich

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Chris Ulrich

Body Language Expert & Political Consultant

Author & Thought Leader

What does your body language say about you? What shifts might you make to change how others perceive you? Join this special one-on-one 25-minute session exclusively for Governing Body members with body-language expert, Chris Ulrich for candid feedback on your in-person and online body language. Sessions are 25-minutes and pre-registration is required.

Contact Zack Gallinger-Long, Content Manager (Zack.gallinger-Long@evanta.com) if you're interested in this exclusive session.

9:50am - 10:20am  Networking Break

10:20am - 11:10am  Executive Boardroom

Overcome Data Silos Through Data Virtualization

Tudor Morosan headshot

Tudor Morosan

Chief Data and Analytics Officer

Bank of Montreal

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Della Shea

Vice President, Data Governance & Chief Privacy Officer

Symcor

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Sam Lightstone

CTO for Data, IBM Fellow & Master Inventor, IBM Data and AI

IBM

Making data ready for analytics and AI is a significant part of modernizing your data architecture however many organizations have data in multiple repositories of different kinds and in different geographies. Data virtualization enables businesses to manage and query data across multiple data sources.

In this boardroom, you’ll discuss:

  • Examples of integrated security and governance, massive parallelism and network optimization
  • How to develop a truly data-centric strategy and accelerate data monetization
  • Specific actions to take at each step of the analytics and AI journey

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 your event Program Manager; Bailey Dilocker at Bailey.Dilocker@evanta.com.

11:10am - 11:40am  Networking Break

December 11, 2019 - mid-afternoon

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Breakout Session

Enabling Responsible Data Innovation Globally

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Joe Greenwood

Vice President, Data Strategy - North America

MasterCard

Data innovation is transforming nearly all businesses, and while the benefits are now being realized so too is the risk of unintended harm. A major challenge with data involves establishing guidelines for how organizations should ethically and responsibly handle their data.

In this session, you’ll discover:

  • The importance of a global responsible data use framework and governance for both data and AI models
  • How to align data strategy to global product strategies and varying regional requirements.
  • How to enable business teams to become more data savvy

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Breakout Session

Benchmarking Effectiveness as a Data Leader

Adele Pugliese headshot

Adele Pugliese

Vice President, Data Governance

BenntallGreenoak

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John Walsh

Chief Data Officer

Environment Canada and Climate Change

One of the best ways to assess your strengths and weaknesses as a data leader is to know where you stand among your peers. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to compare practices with data leaders in other industries and come prepared to learn from the collective wisdom of the group.

11:40am - 12:20pm  Lunch & Comments

12:20pm - 12:50pm  Keynote

The AI Ladder – Prepare Your Data for an AI and Multi-Cloud World

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Steve Astorino

VP of Development, Data and AI, Hybrid Data Mgmt. and Canada Lab

IBM

Kris Hansen headshot

Kris Hansen

CTO

KOHO

Sep Seyedi headshot

Sep Seyedi

CTO

Havas Canada

Eugene Wen headshot

Eugene Wen

Vice President, Group Advanced Analytics

Manulife

The current digital wave is AI, but how do you make sure your organization’s data is ready to infuse AI into business processes for faster insights?

Join IBM in this panel session to hear:

  • Steps to collect, organize, analyze, infuse AI, and modernize your data
  • Common challenges businesses and government sectors face in their AI journey
  • Executive perspectives on their path towards infusing AI throughout their organizations

12:50pm - 1:20pm  Networking Break

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Executive Boardroom

Make Your Data Ready for AI

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Victor Dudemaine

AVP, Enterprise Data Management

OpTrust

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Edward Lee

VP Audience & Analytics

Postmedia Network Inc

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Piotr Mierzejewski

Executive Director Db2 Development, IBM Data & AI

IBM

The average person makes 35,000 decisions a day, each of which is based on data and taxes the brain. AI helps automate many of those decisions, freeing up teams to focus on what really matters, but many organizations are still striving to achieve their journey to AI.

In this session, you’ll discuss:

  • Common challenges businesses and government sectors face in their AI journey
  • Steps to collect, organize, analyze, infuse AI, and modernize your data
  • Efficient information architectures (IA) for AI

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 your event Program Manager; Bailey Dilocker at Bailey.Dilocker@evanta.com.

December 11, 2019 - afternoon

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Breakout Session

Data Management at Scale

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Peter Serenita

Chief Data Officer

Scotiabank

As more businesses get ready to face the data tsunami, data management is becoming an ever-more critical success factor. Peter Serenita sheds light on possible solutions and best practices on how to usher data through a data management process using modern technologies.

In this session, you’ll learn:

  • How the environment is changing and how the data management practice needs to evolve
  • How new techniques and tools can address these challenges and enable data management at scale
  • How to use these techniques to increase data analytics efficiency and retain top talent

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Executive Boardroom

Leveraging Connected Data for a Competitive Advantage

Sheeraz Ullah headshot

Sheeraz Ullah

Chief Data Officer

HSBC

Eugene Wen headshot

Eugene Wen

Vice President, Group Advanced Analytics

Manulife

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Dave Mohr

Managing Director, North America

Neo4j

More and more organizations are discovering the value of connections and relationships in data. Discover how your organization can benefit from what Gartner has named one of the Top 10 Technology Trends for 2019.

In this interactive session, you’ll discuss:

  • How graph technology can drive greater information discovery and ultimately business innovation
  • Challenges associated with getting started with graph databases
  • Examples of transactional, analytical and AI/ML use cases that leverage connected data

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 your event Program Manager; Bailey Dilocker at Bailey.Dilocker@evanta.com.

2:10pm - 2:30pm  Networking Break

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Executive Boardroom

DataOps Strategy for Digital Transformation

Richard Downe headshot

Richard Downe

Senior Director, Data Science

Loblaw Digital

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Cal Rosen

Vice President, Data & Analytics

Home Trust

Glenn Waine headshot

Glenn Waine

Head of Data Science and Consulting, CDO

TransUnion

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Paul Lewis

Global Vice President and CTO

Hitachi Vantara

In this session you will see how you can securely manage, govern, mobilize, analyze, and ultimately unlock your data’s value and turn it into insights.

In this interactive session, we will discuss:

  • How data is the foundation of digital transformation and how modern IT lets you make your data a key enabler for your successful digital transformation
  • The current state of most organizations – multiple data silos that prevents the strategic use of their data
  • The strategic approach required to properly use your organization’s data by bringing those disparate data sets – whether structured, unstructured or machine-generated – into a single data strategy

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 your event Program Manager; Bailey Dilocker at Bailey.Dilocker@evanta.com.

3:20pm - 3:40pm  Networking Break

3:40pm - 3:50pm  Closing Comments

3:50pm - 4:20pm  Keynote

Data as an Innovation Vehicle

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Rupinder Dhillon

Chief Data and AI Officer

Hudson's Bay Company

It is incumbent upon data leaders to continually push for innovation in order to stay ahead of disruption. At the same time, there is a heightened awareness around the sensitivity of data. How can data leaders develop an effective strategy that balances both of these priorities today while simultaneously setting the business up for greater success in the future.

In this session, we’ll cover:

  • How the role of the CDO is evolving
  • Critical factors related to advanced analytics,intelligent automation, ML, AI, and RPA
  • The necessity of preparing beyond GDPR and CCPA compliance

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

December 10, 2019

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

Executive Presence for Lasting Leadership

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Chris Ulrich

Body Language Expert & Political Consultant

Author & Thought Leader

Any given gesture -a nod, a point of the finger - unconsciously communicates powerful ideas and feelings that have tangible consequences. Top executives are generally proficient in their ability to interact with others, but the stakes are raised during high-level negotiations, reporting to the board, inspiring and empowering senior managers or dealing with tricky internal matters.

Join body language expert Chris Ulrich as he shares:

  • Why every movement and action is magnified in high-level situations
  • Tools and techniques to build rapport quickly
  • How executives can communicate more effectively

Location


Venue & Accommodation

Hilton Toronto Downtown

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Toronto CDO Program Manager


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

Bailey Dilocker

402-639-2062

bailey.dilocker@evanta.com