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Day 1: How Do We Make an Organization Intelligent?

12:00pm - 12:40pm

Building a Modern Data Stack

Moderated by Charles Pelton, Contributing Editor, CIO, Foundry, formerly IDG Communications.

 

During this interactive session, we’ll explore how you and your fellow attendees approach the task of building data stacks. We’ll cover:

  1. Components: data warehouses, pipelines, and tools.
  2. AI, analytics and decision intelligence.
  3. The role of automation and overall agility.
  4. Ease of use for business partners.

Pre-registration is required.

Dealing with Data Overload

Moderated by Aaron Goldberg, Contributing Editor, CIO, Foundry, formerly IDG Communications.

During this interactive session, we’ll discuss pragmatic and effective ways to deal with data overload.  We’ll examine:

  • 1. Who should decide what data is actively integrated and managed?
  • 2. What are some common sense ground rules that should inform decisions about adding new data sets?
  • 3. Is all data “good” data?
  • 4. How does a strategy for a “data layer” or “data fabric” need to be enhanced to help resolve the data overload issue?
  • 5. What new tools/platforms/technologies should be considered to help support increasing amounts and types of data?

Pre-registration is required.

1:00pm-1:45pm

Data as Superpower: An Optimistic Look at Data and Innovation

Hilary Mason, Data Scientist in Residence, Accel Partners

A data-driven business has unlocked a superpower. Insights drawn from asking the right questions of data can lead to transformational changes in a business, whereas the wrong lens can lead to a minor tweaks that won’t move the needle. Join data science and startup founder Hilary Mason, who will share her keys for how a company can design for data. She will advise on creating frameworks for developing, innovating and building new products with data, and leaving no data opportunity unexplored

1:45pm-2:10pm

Accelerate Innovation with ML

Bratin Saha, Vice President of Machine Learning, AWS

Join AWS for an exploration of what it takes to become a data-driven organization. With the rise in compute power and data proliferation, machine learning has moved from the periphery to being a core part of businesses and organizations across industries. AWS customers use machine learning and AI services to get deeper insights from their data, make accurate predictions, reduce operational overhead, improve customer experiences, and create entirely new lines of business. In this keynote, you will learn how AWS services can help you move from idea to production with machine learning and an end-to-end data strategy.

Watch a video replay of the session here!

2:10pm-2:35pm

Live Discussion: Hilary Mason on Designing for Data

Hilary Mason, Data Scientist in Residence, Accel Partners

Following her keynote presentation, Hilary Mason will answer your questions about how data science is evolving. She can address emerging technologies, the essential traits of a successful data scientists, and how to encourage more people to become data scientists. Bring you questions, challenges, and predictions for an interactive conversation.

Enhancing Customer Care via Deep Machine Learning

Mano Mannoochahr, SVP & Chief Data & Analytics Officer, Travelers

As $34 billion Travelers extends its ‘data-first’ culture beyond traditional risk management, this leading property and casualty insurer is applying AI and deep learning models to “connect the dots” from the exploding ecosystem of non-traditional, emerging data sets to directly improve customer and agent experiences as well as business outcomes. In this session, Chief Data Officer Mano Mannoochahr will discuss how Travelers’ technology and talent investments are reshaping its business future while “allowing us to reimagine daily work on our front lines.”

Interviewed by: Maryfran Johnson, CEO, Maryfran Johnson Media

2:35pm-2:50pm

Demo: Qlik Active Intelligence™ Platform in Action

Josh Good, Vice President, Product Marketing Data Analytics, Qlik

All demo, no slides. See the new paradigm of analytics which brings together data integration and analytics in real-time to compel informed action throughout your organization.  A single cloud platform, the Qlik Active Intelligence Platform, powered by Qlik Cloud, can move data to where you want it and bring analytics to where your data resides. Learn how to get the most out of your data by using AI for better insights and automations to compel timely action.

Watch a video replay of the session here!

2:50pm-3:20pm

Mitigating Bias in Hiring & Other Essential Uses of AI

John Iwata, Executive Director, The Data and Trust Alliance

The Data & Trust Alliance – a new nonprofit whose membership consists of influential American corporations like Nike, Starbucks, American Express and Meta – is guiding companies on the responsible use of data and intelligent systems. Its initial project tackled the issue of bias in workforce decisions by evaluating technology used to screen job candidates. Join us to hear how the alliance is seeking to develop a new literacy for organizations to help them adopt responsible data and AI practices.

Interviewed by: Beth Kormanik, Manager of Content Development, Foundry, formerly IDG Communications, Inc.

3:20pm - 3:25pm

Break

Now’s the time to refresh your coffee, visit sponsor booths, or set up a quick meeting with other attendees.

3:25pm-3:50pm

Case Study: Inside Carrier’s Insight-Rich Analytics Journey

Gundeep Singh, Executive Director, Digital & Analytics, Carrier Residential and Light Commercial

Carrier Corp. CIO Gundeep Singh explains how the $17 billion heating, air conditioning and refrigeration services company overhauled its data strategy, revolutionizing its operations and shaving costs by millions in the process.

Interviewed by: Julia King, Contributing Editor, Computerworld/CIO, Foundry, formerly IDG Communications

Moving Fast and Getting Results: Owning Your Data Projects

Rakesh Srinivasan, Chief Data & Analytics Officer, Petco

Even legacy companies can adopt a nimble mindset to take on big challenges and get results quickly. Join us for an inside look at how Petco has become more data-driven in vital areas such as pricing and recommendation engines. We’ll also explore when to buy solutions vs. build them yourself, how to build up a high-performing data and analytics team, and how to get buy-in across the enterprise.

Interviewed by: Beth Kormanik, Manager of Content Development, Foundry, formerly IDG Communications, Inc.

 

3:50pm-4:10pm

Enabling Real-Time Data & Intelligence for Digital Transformation

Alok Pareek, Founder and EVP of Product, Striim

Real-time data is an absolute requirement in the modern digital ecosystem. Join Striim’s founder to learn about three common, real world streaming patterns for continuous data ingestion, processing and delivery of data across data silos for digital transformation. A case study in the retail industry will demonstrate how data latency across on premise and cloud-based, high-throughput enterprise data products simulates a real-time experience to deliver modern data-driven applications.

Watch a video replay of the session here!

4:10pm-4:40pm

How Data Can Move the Needle on Supply Chain

John Abel, CIO, Extreme Networks
Erik Singleton, Consultant, North Highland Worldwide
Manesh Patel, CIO & SVP, Sanmina

As worldwide supply chain challenges continue to plague companies, data analytics are one tool to navigate them. Join us to learn how organizations are implementing solutions to enhance planning capabilities and increase automation.

Moderated by: Ken Mingis, Executive Editor, Computerworld, Foundry, formerly IDG Communications, Inc.

The Great Quantum Debate: Is There a Role in Business Yet?

Roger Grimes, Data-Driven Defense Evangelist, KnowBe4
Bob Lewis
, President, IT Catalysts, Inc.

One day quantum computing will transform business computing as we know it. But as the saying goes, never confuse a clear vision for a short distance. Roger Grimes, quantum enthusiast and author of Cryptography Apocalypse, which highlights quantum’s potential for weaponized decryption, debates Bob Lewis, frequent CIO contributor, professional skeptic, and author of There’s No Such Thing as an IT Project. Expect the qubits to fly.

Interviewed by: Eric Knorr, Editor in Chief, Foundry, formerly IDG Communications

4:40pm - 5:15pm

Q&A With IDC’s Best in Future of Intelligence Winner UPS

Transformation a digital-first environment, one thing is clear: Organizations will need to leverage technologies to close the new digital gap to thrive in a digital-first world. The Future Enterprise is IDC’s vision for how organizations must operate and invest to participate in an increasingly digital-first market. Join us as we recognize the Future Enterprise leaders in our inaugural Best in Future of Intelligence North America Awards, starting with a fireside chat with overall winner UPS.

Chandana Gopal, Research Director, Future of Intelligence, IDC

Ken Finnerty, Vice President, Information Technology, UPS

5:15pm-5:45pm

How to Operationalize Data Insights

Successful organizations today must synthesize information, demonstrate a capacity to learn as an organization, and deliver insights at scale and data culture. Join us for a panel discussion among the category winners in IDC’s Best in Future of Intelligence North America Awards to learn more about their positive, impactful changes to their enterprise intelligence.

Susan Ford, President of SEMMA Health, Partner at Graham Allen, Michiana Hematology Oncology
George Villarreal, Deputy Director Traffic Safety Division, Texas Department of Transportation
Anthony Seraphim, Vice President Data Governance, Texas Mutual Insurance

Moderated by: Dan Vesset, Group Vice President, Analytics and Information Management, IDC

Always On

Always On Sessions (May 2022)

Session descriptions listed in “Always On Sessions” tab above.

Optimizing Every Business Moment through Informed Action
Josh Good, Vice President, Product Marketing Data Analytics, Qlik

Accelerate Your ML Journey with AWS
Antje Barth, Principal Developer Advocate, AI/ML, AWS

Aiming for data democracy? Widen adoption with embedded BI
Suzanne Ryan, Director, Product Marketing, insightsoftware

Day 2: Making Smart Choices for the Enterprise Data Stack

1:00pm-1:45pm

Data as the Great Equalizer: How Sports Betting is Changing

Darren Rovell, Senior Executive Producer, Action Network, & Former ESPN and CNN Journalist

Sports bettors can gamble with their gut, but nowadays, they more often go with the data. Data has never been more valuable for both the bookmaker and the bettor. Former ESPN and CNBC journalist Darren Rovell will take us into the world of Action Network, which he calls the Bloomberg for sports bettors. Now anyone can become a quant and test their theories against 25 years of betting data and weigh variables such as the weather and their own personal analytics in a particular sport or league. Find out how the consumer use of data in the betting world has transformed the industry, giving new insights–as well as legitimacy–to the practice.

1:45pm-2:05pm

Innovation Through Data Analytics in the Cloud

Bratin Saha, VP and General Manager of AI and Machine Learning Services, AWS

Building on Tuesday’s keynote, this discussion explores the role of data as companies seek to operate more efficiently, innovate, and interact with customers. The conversation touches on storage and data lakes, and the advantages of conducting data analytics in the public cloud. The emphasis is on modernizing and unifying data stores to help disparate teams collaborate on projects. The goal: “to democratize” AI and machine learning. Bratin provides multiple use cases in this Q&A.

Interviewed by: Charles Pelton, Contributing Editor, CIO, IDG Communications, Inc.

Watch a video replay of the session here!

2:05pm-2:35pm

The Short Career Span of the Chief Data Officer

Randy Bean, Founder & CEO, NewVantage Partners
Tom Davenport, President’s Distinguished Professor of Information Technology and Management, Babson College
Josh King, Partner, Ridgeway Partners

The average tenure of a chief data officer is between two and two-and-a-half years. If data transformations area multi-year process, why does a “mix of high expectations and low ability to deliver value quickly” persist? Join us to examine the biggest impediments to CDO success, how the role is changing, and potential solutions for success.

Moderated by: Beth Kormanik, Manager of Content Development, Foundry, formerly IDG Communications, Inc.

2:35pm-2:55pm

Live Discussion: Using Data to Rethink Industries

Darren Rovell, Senior Executive Producer, Action Network & Former ESPN and CNN Journalist

The democratization of data in sports betting is one way data reshaped an entire industry. Join us for a live discussion on what we can learn from the accessibility of data and the value to companies as well as consumers. Bring your questions for Darren, who also can address blockchain, AI, and also how these new technologies are affecting the collectibles market.

2:55pm - 3:05pm

Break

Now’s the time to refresh your coffee, visit sponsor booths, or set up a quick meeting with other attendees.

3:05pm-3:30pm

Sharing Data with Third Parties to Add Value 

Dana McGraw, Vice President, Audience Modeling and Data Science, Disney Advertising

Disney collects enormous amounts of data about its viewers via its streaming services. That data is extremely valuable to its advertising customers. Join us to learn how Disney Advertising Sales is using data clean rooms to share the Disney Audience Graph with marketers, allowing them to join Disney data with their own, all while maintaining strict data governance. We will also discuss how to build effective data teams and culture.

Interviewed by: Thor Olavsrud, Senior Writer, CIO.com, IDG Communications, Inc.

Workshop: Creating Citizen Data Scientist Centers of Excellence

Isaac Sacolick, Contributing Editor, InfoWorld

How should technology and data leaders leverage self-service data technologies and promote data-driven practices? A new generation of citizen data scientists want to ask questions, develop analytical models, and build dashboards, but tech leaders must avoid creating data silos, compliance issues, and a new generation of data debt. In this interactive workshop, Isaac Sacolick, president of StarCIO, author of Driving Digital, and InfoWorld contributing editor will share agile data methodologies that empower citizen data scientists while creating standards and supporting proactive data governance.

3:30pm - 3:50pm

Addressing Data & Analytics Talent Challenges

Hosted by: Beth Kormanik, Manager of Content Development, Foundry, formerly IDG Communications, Inc.

With white-hot competition for data scientists and related roles, how are you prioritizing data projects? What other talent challenges are you facing? Join other summit participants in a small group setting for an interactive discussion. Contribute ideas, ask questions and discover new concepts. Click the tab called “Rooms” in the homepage or follow this link: https://events.hubilo.com/cios-future-of-data-summit/rooms

3:50pm - 4:00pm

Aiming for data democracy? Widen adoption with embedded BI

Suzanne Ryan, Director, Product Marketing, insightsoftware

Giving more end users access to decision-making insights is an essential tactic in business growth strategy, but there are many approaches to delivering analytics tools. How should product leaders focus their efforts to provide users with data in a way that they’ll adopt and use to drive better outcomes? We examine why embedding analytics, and tailoring the experience for individual users, produces the best engagement and business value, and share pragmatic tips for finding the right solution.

Watch a video replay of the session here!

4:00pm-4:25pm

Vanguard’s Data Strategy Delivers on Investor Outcomes

Ryan Swann, Chief Data Analytics Officer, Vanguard

As one of the world’s leading investment management companies, Vanguard manages about $8 trillion in assets for its clients globally. The decision-making behind its success relies on increasingly smart data and advanced analytics to deliver robust insights, enable more innovative products and customize the client experience. In this session, Vanguard’s chief data analytics officer will discuss how the growing sophistication of advanced analytics connects to greater investor outcomes.

Interviewed by: Maryfran Johnson, CEO, Maryfran Johnson Media

The Dictionary as Data: Insights from the Online Dictionary

Peter Sokolowski, Editor at Large, Merriam-Webster

Looking up a word in the dictionary is an intimate act for each of us as individuals, but the words sought by millions of users put together tell us a surprising story about the English language. Some words are perennial sources of curiosity, while others show spikes of interest triggered by news from the worlds of politics, entertainment, and sports. Some words express the general mood of the culture; others reflect a poignant specificity. Learn how lexicographers are using data trends to adjust to the changing business of dictionaries–and respond to what is expected of a dictionary in the 21st century.

4:25pm - 4:30pm

Quick Pitch: Lyve Cloud Storage as a Service

Introducing a new approach to cloud storage. Lyve Cloud from Seagate is your simple, trusted, and efficient storage as a service. Long-term cost predictability means you’ll never be surprised by your cloud bill. Put your data to work with always-on availability, world-class security, and cloud flexibility from the global leader in mass data storage management.

Watch a video replay of the session here!

4:30pm-5:00pm

Co-Creating the Enterprise Data Strategy at GA Telesis

Darryl Maraj, SVP & Chief Technology Officer of the Digital Innovation Group, GA Telesis

GA Telesis is one of the world’s largest commercial aviation firms, with over $1.0 billion in assets under management through its sales, leasing, distribution and maintenance facilities across the globe. With an enterprise data strategy co-created by its technology and business teams, this Florida-based company set up a Digital Innovation Group in 2019, led by CTO Darryl Maraj. In this session, Maraj will share how he and his core team of solution architects are productizing their own enterprise-grade data solutions to deliver them as revenue-generating services to customers.

Interviewed by: Maryfran Johnson, CEO, Maryfran Johnson Media

Always On

Always On Sessions (May 2022)

Session descriptions listed in “Always On Sessions” tab above.

Optimizing Every Business Moment through Informed Action
Josh Good, Vice President, Product Marketing Data Analytics, Qlik

Accelerate Your ML Journey with AWS
Antje Barth, Principal Developer Advocate, AI/ML, AWS

Aiming for data democracy? Widen adoption with embedded BI
Suzanne Ryan, Director, Product Marketing, insightsoftware

Agenda subject to change.