Washington, DC CDO Executive Summit

May 23, 2019, Marriott Marquis, Washington DC

May 23, 2019
Marriott Marquis, Washington DC

Collaborate with your peers

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

Washington, DC CDO Governing Body


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

Co-Chairs

Dak Liyanearachchi

Hilton Worldwide, Inc.
Chief Data & Analytics Officer

Jodi Morton

KPMG
Chief Data Officer

Agenda


May 23, 2019 - morning

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

7:45am - 8:30am  Keynote

Creating a Data-Driven Culture

Dak Liyanearachchi headshot

Dak Liyanearachchi

Chief Data & Analytics Officer

Hilton Worldwide, Inc.

Establishing a data-driven culture requires that CDOs partner with leaders across the business, provide a scalable data platform, and enable team members to take action on data insights. Hear how Hilton has combined the power of data with industry-leading talent to build a global team that drives change and maximizes value.

In this session you’ll discover:

  • Building blocks for architecting your own culture strategy
  • Methods for managing growth along the way
  • Strategies for prioritizing opportunities that enhance value

8:30am - 9:00am  Networking Break

9:00am - 9:50am  Breakout Session

Building a Data Culture — Interactive Benchmarking Session

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Aaron Black

Chief Data Officer

Inova Health System

Antonia Tartamella headshot

Antonia Tartamella

Head of AI and Data Science

Hilton Worldwide, Inc.

Data executives face dual challenges in scaling their teams while creating a data-driven culture that supports investments in data infrastructure, training and tool deployment. This interactive session, allows peers to compare initiatives and baseline their teams against their peers and a framework established by the General Assembly Data Science Standards Board.

Interact with your peers and discover:

  • Obstacles to attracting data leaders and how to develop them
  • Insights on making an effective data culture
  • Best practices for engaging participants in culture change

9:00am - 9:50am  Executive Boardroom

Accelerating and Securing Data Flow to Drive Enterprise Initiatives

Eui-Hong (Sam) Han headshot

Eui-Hong (Sam) Han

Vice President, Advanced Data Science

Marriott International Inc.

Srini Nanduri headshot

Srini Nanduri

VP, Data Analytics

Advance Auto

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Karun Bakshi

Vice President, Product Marketing & Strategy

Delphix

Enterprises generate massive amounts of data but often struggle to quickly access, move, govern and secure data that drives key initiatives and decisions. Explore how enterprise CDOs are accelerating the flow of secure data to deliver modern application development, AI/ML, cloud, and analytics strategies.

In this session you’ll learn:

  • Multi-cloud solutions for accelerated data provisioning
  • Examples of self-service analytics that facilitate data-driven decisions
  • Strategies for accelerating your digital transformation, cloud, and governance 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 Jared Bral at 971-271-6881 or Jared.Bral@evanta.com.

9:00am - 9:50am  Executive Boardroom

Make Your Data Ready for AI

Donna Roy headshot

Donna Roy

Executive Director, ISE Office

Department of Homeland Security

Shonyel Lyons headshot

Shonyel Lyons

VP, Distribution Intelligence & Data Management

T. Rowe Price

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Madhu Kochar

Vice President, Analytics Product Development

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 C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact Jared Bral at 971-271-6881 or Jared.Bral@evanta.com.

9:50am - 10:20am  Networking Break

10:20am - 11:10am  Breakout Session

From Farm to “Table” — Agriculture and Analytics

Elizabeth Conzo-Kershner headshot

Elizabeth Conzo-Kershner

Analytics Leader

John Deere US

John Deere is ushering in the future of farming by leveraging their established culture to shift from product to platform. Hear how a traditional manufacturing company is embedding data analytics across the company and helping to revolutionize an age-old industry in the process.

In this session, you’ll discover:

  • How to educate key partners on the language of data
  • Lessons learned along the data and analytics journey thus far
  • Why adaptation and appreciation are key ingredients to success

10:20am - 11:10am  Breakout Session

The Journey Toward Self-Service Analytics and Machine Learning

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Michael Hortatsos

Head of Partnerships

Dataiku

Shailesh Gavankar headshot

Shailesh Gavankar

Head of Analytics and Machine Learning Practice & Strategy

Morgan Stanley

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 Morgan Stanley 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

Better Data Prep for More Effective Analytics and Governance Outcomes

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Carlos Rivero

Chief Data Officer

Commonwealth of Virginia

Kevin Bates headshot

Kevin Bates

VP, Data Execution

Fannie Mae

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Sam Benedict

Vice President - Solution Strategy

erwin, Inc.

Research shows that more than 80% of analyst time is spent on data collection and only 20% on generating actual results. And for 4 out of 5 CDOs, changing this equation is their number one priority.

In this boardroom, we’ll tackle:

  • The biggest challenges in generating a reliable data pipeline
  • Requirements for every data user across the value chain
  • How data mapping and automation are key change agents in this ongoing process

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 Jared Bral at 971-271-6881 or Jared.Bral@evanta.com.

10:20am - 11:10am  Executive Boardroom

Agile Data Makeover – Strategies for Data Operations and Data Engineering

Shan Collins headshot

Shan Collins

Chief Analytics Officer

Nestlé USA, Inc.

Ankit Goel headshot

Ankit Goel

Vice President of Data Management

Freddie Mac

Todd Goldman headshot

Todd Goldman

Vice President

Infoworks

Every enterprise understands the urgency of digital transformation and the central role that data plays in the process. In a world where analytics agility is a key competitive edge and big data expertise is scarce, data operations and data engineering challenges have intensified as digitization proliferates real-time flow of data across a multitude of platforms.

In this boardroom, you’ll discuss:

  • The pervasive data engineering demands for better flexibility within the enterprise
  • Different strategies for diverse data management and governance demands
  • Eliminating big data complexities on premise and in the cloud

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 Jared Bral at 971-271-6881 or Jared.Bral@evanta.com.

11:10am - 11:40am  Networking Break

May 23, 2019 - mid-afternoon

11:40am - 12:50pm  Keynote

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

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Michael Saylor

President, Chairman of the Board & CEO

MicroStrategy, Inc.

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

12:50pm - 1:20pm  Networking Break

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Breakout Session

The Convergence of Data Governance and Security

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Shaun Khalfan

Vice President, Information Security

Freddie Mac

The migration of data to the cloud provides data leaders with a new opportunity to reevaluate their security measures. Discover what you should be doing to avoid common data security issues and further improve your data governance.

In this session you'll learn:

  • How to align security initiatives with enterprise programs and business objectives
  • Approaches for ensuring that systems and information are adequately protected
  • How to create effective partnerships with business units

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Executive Boardroom

In Data We Trust — Generating Value Through Data Quality

Sam Garfield headshot

Sam Garfield

VP, Data Strategy

Discovery

Scott Clendaniel headshot

Scott Clendaniel

Chief Data Scientist

Legg Mason

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Matt Amundson

Chief Marketing Officer

EverString

Effective data analysis requires trustworthy data in order to meet the business’ need for relevant insights. The true value of implemented solutions will remain unrealized if core data quality is a concern. 

In this interactive session, you’ll discuss:

  • Strategies for harvesting trustworthy information at scale
  • Efficiency improvements for your data and analytics team
  • Methods for communicating the value of quality 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 Jared Bral at 971-271-6881 or Jared.Bral@evanta.com.

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Executive Boardroom

Journey to the Intelligent Enterprise — A Data Leader's Roundtable

Alang’o Otieno headshot

Alang’o Otieno

Head of Digital Analytics

Nestlé

Mia Vallo headshot

Mia Vallo

VP, Analytics

National Geographic Partners

Ponna Arumugam headshot

Ponna Arumugam

EVP & CIO

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 C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact Jared Bral at 971-271-6881 or Jared.Bral@evanta.com.

May 23, 2019 - afternoon

2:10pm - 2:30pm  Networking Break

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Breakout Session

Data Talent Management, Retention and Upskilling

Caryl Brzymialkiewicz headshot

Caryl Brzymialkiewicz

Chief Data and Analytics Officer

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Jon Minkoff headshot

Jon Minkoff

CDO, Enforcement Bureau

Federal Communications Commission

Eileen Vidrine headshot

Eileen Vidrine

Chief Data Officer

United States Air Force

Maria Voreh headshot

Maria Voreh

Chief Data Officer

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Join CDOs from different government departments for an engaging panel discussion around how to manage, retain and "upskill" data talent.

The questions that will be discussed include:

  • How to build diverse data teams with varying backgrounds and experiences
  • How to identify Chief Data Evangelists (CDEs) in every department and organization
  • How to define the mission, confirm team commitment and consolidate knowledge
  • How to provide bite-sized data literacy training to establish data fluency companywide

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Executive Boardroom

Prioritizing Privacy While Driving Data Innovation

Jamshid Khazenie headshot

Jamshid Khazenie

Chief Technology Officer

USA TODAY NETWORK

Subha Madhavan headshot

Subha Madhavan

Chief Data Scientist

Georgetown University

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Kristina Bergman

CEO, Founder

Integris Software

Recent developments in data privacy, such as the growing momentum around a federal law, are driving urgency for solutions that assist organizations in building and maintaining a defensible data privacy strategy. Hear how data leaders can potentially automate certain aspects of their data management program, increase data usage, and maintain continuous defensibility to meet compliance requirements.

During this interactive session, you’ll discuss:

  • Data privacy challenges around data in motion, data lakes, data sharing agreements, and machine learning projects
  • Automation opportunities that enable continuous defensibility to meet compliance requirements
  • Privacy management solutions that increase protection and enable data innovation

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 Jared Bral at 971-271-6881 or Jared.Bral@evanta.com.

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Executive Boardroom

Protecting the Enterprise by Improving Data Quality

Suresh Kurnootala headshot

Suresh Kurnootala

Enterprise Data Strategy & Architecture Lead

Navy Federal Credit Union

Venkat Achanta headshot

Venkat Achanta

Chief Data & Analytics Officer

Neustar

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Ken Krupa

Enterprise CTO

MarkLogic

Data quality is not an act, but part of a culture that oftentimes requires changes to ingrained habits. Benefit from strategies that increase data security, surface high quality data and allow for a more agile enterprise.

In this interactive session, you’ll discover:

  • Solutions that resolve isolated data challenges company-wide
  • Strategies that optimize and expand data access while maintaining security
  • Resources that can increase the speed of data delivery

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 Jared Bral at 971-271-6881 or Jared.Bral@evanta.com.

3:20pm - 3:40pm  Networking Break

3:40pm - 4:20pm  Keynote

A Global Approach to Supporting Data Governance

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Jay Como

Chief Data Officer

Barclays

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Jon Hussey

Managing Director, Chief Data Officer

Barclays

Global organizations require worldwide data governance strategies. Hear how Barclays pairs CDOs across the globe to enable the business to increase ROI on their largest asset; data.

In this session you’ll learn: 

  • Essential elements for assembling a global team around data
  • Partnerships required for leading a worldwide enterprise data strategy
  • Core responsibilities of the CDO and anticipated changes for the role

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

May 22, 2019

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

Challenges — The Catalyst of Creativity and Success

Executive Summit Governing Body members host this dinner for attendees to launch the event with an evening of peer networking. The most dynamic, change-enabled executives know that to be successful you have to approach challenges creatively and adapt quickly. This interactive discussion provides data leaders with the opportunity to learn from one another and build greater connections within the Washington DC CDO community. Come prepared to share challenges and work together to identify cross-industry strategies that can assist you with your top data and analytics priorities.

Location


Venue & Accommodation

Marriott Marquis, Washington DC

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Washington, DC CDO Program Manager


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

Jared Bral

Senior Program Manager

971-271-6881

jared.bral@evanta.com