UK CDO Executive Summit

16 December 2020, Royal Lancaster London

16 December 2020
Royal Lancaster London

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Collaborate with your peers

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

Becoming a master change agent and driving data literacy across the enterprise

UK CDO Governing Body


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

Co-Chairs

Sanjeevan Bala headshot

Sanjeevan Bala

ITV
Group Chief Data & AI Officer

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Richard Gregory

BP
Chief Data Officer, Global Business Services

Peter Jackson headshot

Peter Jackson

Legal & General
Group Director - Data Sciences

Ruben Lara headshot

Ruben Lara

Tesco Plc
Data & Analytics Director

Di Mayze headshot

Di Mayze

WPP
Global Head of Data & AI

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Elaine Priest

NatWest Group
Chief Data Officer

Agenda


15 December 2020 - Welcome Reception

18:30 - 21:30Governing Body Welcome Reception

Governing Body Welcome Reception

Ahead of the CDO Executive Summit, the Governing Body members host a reception for attendees to launch the event with an evening of peer networking. Join us on 22nd June for an evening of dynamic discussions, fizz and canapes — all hosted at the beautiful and historic venue, St. Paul’s Cathedral.

15 December 2020 - afternoon

18:30 - 21:30Governing Body Welcome Reception

Governing Body Welcome Reception

Ahead of the CDO Executive Summit, the Governing Body members host a reception for attendees to launch the event with an evening of peer networking. Join us on 22nd June for an evening of dynamic discussions, fizz and canapes — all hosted at the beautiful and historic venue, St. Paul’s Cathedral.

16 December 2020 - morning

08:00 - 09:00Registration & Breakfast

09:00 - 09:15Opening Comments

09:15 - 09:45Keynote

ADAPT — Surviving and Thriving through Business Transformation

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Gus Balbontin

Investor, Advisor, Explorer

Guest Speaker

Colleagues like to say Gus Balbontin comes from the future — which can only help — but the Patagonia-born, former CTO and executive director of Lonely Planet has arrived in London with practical words of wisdom, like — “Spend less time speculating about the future and more time doing something about it.”

After guiding one of the world’s most recognisable brands through significant business transformation, Balbontin shares what he continues to learn about thriving amid the relentless pace of disruption, including:

  • Transforming businesses, teams and individuals to successfully adapt in rapid-changing markets
  • Simplifying the often-vague concept of innovation by moving from unsolved to solved problems
  • Building a culture of trust and accountability to go beyond limitations and meet the future head-on

09:45 - 10:00Networking Break

10:00 - 10:45Breakout Session

The New Age of Global Data and Analytics Governance

Regulations across the globe are requiring more and more changes to data and analytics governance. As CDOs continue to adapt, there is a new way to think about data and analytics governance. In this session, hear more about strategies for:

  • Assembling a worldwide data team
  • Nurturing partnerships to help lead a global enterprise data strategy 
  • How to establish an end-to-end data governance strategy to meet evolving global compliance regulations

10:00 - 10:45Executive Boardroom

Solving the Technical Skills Gap Through Upskilling

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Alex Varel

Senior Vice President, Enterprise

Udacity

As AI, machine learning, data science, cloud architecture, and autonomous systems take root in an enterprise, maximum business value requires skilled data and analytics teams. However, the gap in tech-forward skills often prevents businesses from moving faster.

In this session, we'll discuss:

  • How to create candidates as a viable alternative to hiring
  • How to use new technologies to increase revenue, improve margins and reduce risk
  • Strategies for accelerating progress on AI/ML and data science initiatives


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.

10:00 - 10:45Executive Boardroom

Leveraging AI and ML in Data and Analytics

Investments in AI and machine learning have increased steadily over the last three years and there are no signs of stopping. Yet 60-80% of initiatives fail beta testing and do not make it to production.
In this session we’ll discuss:

  • How to improve access to data and its quality to move from testing to production phases
  • How to enhance understanding and embed an AI-first mindset into your corporate culture
  • How to show direct monetary contribution of ML/AI initiatives


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.

10:45 - 11:15Networking Break

16 December 2020 - mid-afternoon

11:15 - 12:00Breakout Session

Training Data Talent with AI

Join this interactive case study session to learn more about how to effectively train, with the aim to retain, data talent in your organisation. More details to come!

11:15 - 12:00Executive Boardroom

Executive Boardroom with Talend

More details to come!

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.

11:15 - 12:00Executive Boardroom

Communicating the Business Value of Data

Data leaders are responsible for fully leveraging a company’s data assets along the journey to becoming a data-driven organisation. However, clearly communicating the business impact of ongoing data initiatives can be a challenge.

In this session, you will discover how to:

  • Improve internal communications skills within the data function
  • Use storytelling and the right language to educate the business
  • Engage the Board with your communication strategy to improve data literacy at the top

12:00 - 12:10Networking Break

12:10 - 13:05Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

This is your opportunity to pre-book private face-to-face meetings with executives attending the summit, using a private online portal running up and available ahead of time. Gain real, practical insights into what other companies and industries are doing to take back to your boardroom.

12:45 - 13:40Lunch & Comments

13:25 - 13:30Lunch & Comments

16 December 2020 - afternoon

13:45 - 14:15Keynote

Thought Leadership led by Microstrategy

More details to come soon!

14:15 - 14:30Networking Break

14:30 - 15:00Breakout Session

Strategies to Develop a Data-Driven Culture

Join Burberry's CDO as he shares successes and learnings of creating a data-driven culture at one of the world's most recognisable fashion brands. More details to come!

14:30 - 15:15Executive Boardroom

Business Continuity — Actions for CDOs

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to spread globally, organisations are faced with the challenges of employee immobilisation, supply chain disruption and growing workforce anxiety. CDOs will play an important role in how to respond to the emergency outbreak of COVID-19 such as participating in and contributing to data-for-good programmes and implementing strategies to increase business resilience for the future. 

In this boardroom, you will discuss how to:

  • Communicate to employees without causing unnecessary panic and develop remote working guidelines
  • Improve data literacy and contribute privately-owned data to data-for-good programmes to allow for the adoption of a wide range of data analytics tools
  • Increase business resilience to prepare for any major disruptions in the future

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.

14:30 - 15:15Executive Boardroom

Democratising Predictive Analytics

Join your peers in a roundtable discussion regarding predictive and prescriptive analytics practices. In this session we’ll discuss:

  • How CDOs can use these practices to gain trust and promote data literacy and adoption of analytics capabilities across the organisation
  • How predictive analytics models can be used to influence how leaders deal with every part of the business
  • How to show direct monetary contribution from 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 C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager.

15:15 - 15:30Networking Break

15:30 - 16:15Breakout Session

Driving Change With an Effective Data and Analytics Operating Model

Companies across industries are striving to leverage new sources of data while most of their existing data remain untapped. How do you build an effective data and analytics operating model that enables you to do it all while automating for scale?

In this session hear from a CDO peer on:

  • Components of an effective and efficient data and analytics operating model
  • How to respond quickly to changing business needs whilst maintaining focus on evolving legacy models
  • Strategies that link business objectives with data and analytics

15:30 - 16:15Executive Boardroom

Locate, Trust, Analyse — Best Practices for Delivering Quality Data

Effective data analysis requires quality information in order to meet the business’ need for relevant insights. Discover how to systematically approach cleaning up data to accelerate new business directives with an ethics model that is easy to understand across different cultures and operations.

In this interactive session, you’ll discuss:

  • Methods for maintaining data quality and consistency from disparate sources
  • Breaking down data silos and using data holistically across the organisation
  • Connecting business to data with tools including data lineage and catalogues 

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.

15:30 - 16:15Executive Boardroom

Designing a Data-Driven, Self-Service Enterprise

For many organisations, it is a challenge transitioning to make business decisions based on big-data insights. But hiring external data experts to do this work comes with a long wait time for the right business acumen; self-service may be the answer.

In this session we’ll discuss:

  • How to foster a scientific and data-driven mindset across your organisation
  • How to enable business users to uncover answers themselves
  • Risks and considerations for analytics leaders as they deploy self-service solutions

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.

16:15 - 16:30Networking Break

16:30 - 17:05Keynote

Creating a Data & Analytics Strategy at Tesco

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Ruben Lara

Data & Analytics Director

Tesco Plc

Join Ruben Lara has he shares how he has built a data and analytics function and strategy at Tesco. More details to come!

17:05 - 17:15Closing Reception & Prize Drawing

17:15 - 18:00Closing Reception & Prize Drawing

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Royal Lancaster London

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

Luis Arango Abello

+44 (0)1784 267 880

luis.arangoabello@gartner.com

Ryan Greig

+44 (0)1784 268 771

ryan.greig@gartner.com