Day One

01/05/2018

8.00am- 9.00am

Conference Registration & Networking

9.00am- 9.15am

IBM Welcome Address & Kick-Off

Speaking
Caitlin Halferty
Client Engagement Executive, IBM Chief Data Office - IBM
Glenn Finch
Global Managing Partner, Cognitive & Analytics - IBM

10.15am- 11.00am

Keynote Panel: Succeeding in the Cognitive Age – Exploiting the Potential of Artificial Intelligence & Beyond

• What does a ‘Cognitive Enterprise’ look like in the real world, and what are the steps to becoming one? • How mature are Artificial Intelligence solutions currently, what can they achieve within the business context, and what should we prepare for in the coming years? • Where to begin – Approaches to acquiring the… Read more.

Speaking
Ed Walsh
General Manager, Storage, - IBM
Asim Tewary
Head of Enterprise Data Science & Advanced Analytics - Verizon
Marc Lipman
Chief Operating Officer - AIG Canada
Hakan Kardes
Vice President, Data Science and Advanced Analytics - Cambia Health Solutions

11.00am- 11.30am

Morning Coffee & Networking


Discussion Group Session 1

11.30am- 12.15pm

Discussion Group 1A: Designing Strong Data Architecture – Building the Foundations for Success

• Exploring eco-systems – building an effective environment for your enterprise’s data • Ensuring that your infrastructure is ready for the future – preparing for AI workloads and more • Using cognitive solutions to accelerate your architecture – automating roles, policies, and consent

John Ahrendt
SVP, Enterprise Data & Analytics - Wells Fargo
Parag Shrivastava
Director, Information Architecture - McKesson

Discussion Group 1B: Making Data Impactful by Delivering Value to your Organization

• Beyond Volume, Variety, Velocity, and Veracity – Reaching the ‘Fifth V’; Value • Data as a source of innovation – utilizing your information to out-compete your rivals • How can we move the data function from a perceived cost center to a respected profit center?

Dipti Patel Misra
Dipti Patel
Chief Data & Analytics Officer - Vituity
Mike Glass PGE Speaker
Mike Glass
Director, Data & Analytics - PG&E

Discussion Group 1C: Getting the Most Out of Machine Learning

• What steps can we take to best enable disruptive innovation through the use of Machine Learning? • How do you collate and prepare datasets to maximize success of machine learning algorithms? • Will the rise of machine learning lead to a decreased demand for Data Scientists as they are replaced by self-learning algorithms?

Hakan Kardes
Vice President, Data Science and Advanced Analytics - Cambia Health Solutions

Discussion Group 1D: Delivering Outstanding Customer Service through Outstanding Analytics

• Delivering insights to wow the customer and improve retention & profitability • Using customer data and cognitive systems to deliver true personalization • Avoiding the ‘creepy factor’ – how far are the public ready for us to go?

Allen Crane
Assistant Vice President - USAA
Lucia Ronquillo
SVP, Head of Business Intelligence & Data Governance. - Wells Fargo
Kirtida Parikh
Head of Enterprise Business Analytics - Silicon Valley Bank

Discussion Group Session 2

12.15pm- 1.00pm

Discussion Group 2A: Establishing a Sustainable Approach to Ensure Well Governed Data Long Term

• Establishing a strong governance framework to ensure high quality, consistent, and actionable data • Embedding a culture of responsibility amongst all data users so that governance remains a priority in coming years • Future proofing – what steps can we take now, to maximize the likelihood that today’s procedures will be ready for tomorrows… Read more.

Tim Swan
Managing Director, Head of Information Asset Management - Union Bank
Nadeem Asghar
CTO (Field) & VP Global Head Technical Alliances - Hortonworks
Sriram Krishnan
Sriram Krishnan
Vice President, Data Technologies & Governance - Cambia Health

Discussion Group 2B: Finding Funds & Battling for Budget – Securing Investment into Data

• Immediate impact – what are the common ‘low hanging fruit’ and where should we turn once these have been utilized? • Proving strong return on investment to earn trust and demonstrate value. • Avoiding becoming a ‘flash in the pan’ – how can we ensure a long term, continued willingness to invest in data?

Gayathri Raman
SVP, Head of Data Governance, - Bank of the West

Discussion Group 2C: Shining a Light on Cloud Technologies

• Exploring the benefits and limitations of utilizing Cloud infrastructure • Private, Public or Hybrid – which route suits which circumstance? • Have security concerns been sufficiently addressed within Cloud technologies for them to be developed in an enterprise setting?

Reto Matter
SVP, Data Services & Analytics - Li & Fung

Discussion Group 2D: Supercharging Marketing Efforts through Data & Analytics

• Building trust – How can we become vital partners, rather than rivals, for the Marketing function? • Measuring ROI – providing data and developing metrics • Using predictive analytics to estimate churn and improve planning

John Carter
SVP, Analytics & Business Insight - Charles Schwab
Carl Gold
Chief Data Scientist - Zuora
Nona Janssen Walls
Senior Vice President, Enterprise Data & Analytics - Lionsgate

1.00pm- 2.00pm

Lunch & Networking


Discussion Group Session 3

2.00pm- 2.45pm

Discussion Group 3A: Making Data Pay – Cutting Costs & Boosting Revenue

• Eliminating inefficiencies through data – where can the big cost reductions often be found? • How can the application of analytics increase revenues across the whole business? • How can analytics improve assessments of financial performance, to optimize budgeting and forecasting?

Asim Tewary
Head of Enterprise Data Science & Advanced Analytics - Verizon
Dan Gettens
Chief Analytics Officer - OnProcess Technology

Discussion Group 3B: Selling your Services – Demonstrating Impact to Win Internal Business

• How should potential projects be identified and prioritized? • Earning the trust of potential internal customers in lines of business • Communicating how the data & analytics function can aid value, without over-promising and under-delivering

Jerry Gupta
Senior Vice President, Group Strategy - Swiss Re
Nona Janssen Walls
Senior Vice President, Enterprise Data & Analytics - Lionsgate

Discussion Group 3C: Battling with Blockchain – Exploring the Potential of Distributed Databases

• What opportunities does Blockchain present, and how can we ensure we are best placed to exploit them? • How might we need to adjust our data governance and management practices to order to accommodate Blockchain usage? • Overcoming volatility and developing standards – When should we expect to see Blockchain in production use cases?

Andrew Sohn
SVP, Global Digital and Analytics Services - Crawford and Company
Marc Lipman
Chief Operating Officer - AIG Canada

Discussion Group 3D: Providing Data Insights to Fuel Better Product Development

• Building a strong relationship with Product Development teams, based on mutual trust • Discovering gaps in the market through analytics and sparking creative solutions to them • Using data to refine and optimize existing products and services

Shilpa Yelamaneni
Director of Analytics - Eby-Brown
Eric VonDohlen
SVP, Chief Analytics Officer - Elevate

Discussion Group Session 4

2.45pm- 3.30pm

Discussion Group 4A: Talking in Tongues? Utilizing Data Translators to Bridge the Gap

• Do we need dedicated ‘data translator’ roles, or should we expect all team members to perform this duty? • Unlocking the secrets of communicating with non-data colleagues • What role can visualization play in communication our findings, what how can we ensure it is understood by all?

Fawad Butt
Chief Data Governance Officer - Kaiser Permanente
Mark Krzysko
Deputy Director for Enterprise Information - U.S. Department of Defense

Discussion Group 4B: David vs Goliath – What Can Corporations Learn from Startups?

• How far can enterprises adopt a startup approach? • Which advantages are innate to startups, and which can larger enterprises replicate? • What methods can be used to increase collaboration between siloed departments within large organizations?

Anil Earla
Chief Digital & Information Officer - Stealth.ai

Discussion Group 4C: Enabling Your Organization’s Digital Transformation Journey

• How can your data program support wider transformation within your organization? • Should digital transformation be a cross functional responsibility, and what is the CDAOs place in this? • Positioning the CDO as a vital partner for success in digital

Andrew Sohn
SVP, Global Digital and Analytics Services - Crawford and Company
Karen Bellin
Vice President, Insights & Action - Mirum Agency

Discussion Group 4D: Data-Driven Innovation – Identifying New Business Models

• Be the disruptor, not the disrupted! Utilizing data & analytics to devise novel business models • Testing and validating original revenue generating ideas through predictive modeling • What are the best examples of innovative business models created through analytics, and what can we learn from them?

Jeff Bodzewski
Chief Analytics Officer - M Booth

3.30pm- 4.00pm

Afternoon Tea & Networking

4.00pm- 5.00pm

Innovation Huddle: Exploring The Cognitive Blueprint Showcases

The Innovation Huddle provides you the chance to take a deep dive into one of 5 different use cases which explore the potential applications of Artificial Intelligence within your enterprise, through a dedicated 30 minute group discussion moderated by a subject matter expert in the area. You will share real practical experiences within your group…. Read more.

5.00pm- 5.45pm

Keynote Panel: Data Science Versus Data Engineering – Striking the Right Skills Balance within your Team

• What is the difference between Data Engineers and Data Scientists, and what should they each be doing within your function? • Stop hunting for Unicorns that don’t exist! How to successfully split the workload between Engineers & Scientists and reap the rewards of utilizing complementary skills sets. • Don’t feed your models garbage –… Read more.

Speaking
Seth Dobrin
VP & Chief Data Officer, IBM Analytics - IBM
Anju Gupta
Head of Sustainability Campaign - Syngenta
Sriram Krishnan
Vice President, Data Technologies & Governance - Cambia Health
Nona Janssen Walls
Senior Vice President, Enterprise Data & Analytics - Lionsgate
Kirtida Parikh
Head of Enterprise Business Analytics - Silicon Valley Bank

5.45pm- 6.00pm

IBM Wrap-Up

Speaking
Inderpal Bhandari
Global Chief Data Officer - IBM
Caitlin Halferty
Client Engagement Executive, IBM Chief Data Office - IBM

6.00pm- 7.00pm

Networking Drinks Reception

7.00pm

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