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

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
Steven Eliuk
VP Deep Learning, Chief Data Office - 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
Ferd Scheepers
Chief Information Architect - ING

11.00am- 11.30am

Morning Coffee & Networking


Discussion Group Session 1

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?

Jeff Bodzewski
Chief Analytics Officer - M Booth
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
Himanshu Baral
VP, Head, Enterprise Advanced Analytics Lab Group - Wells Fargo

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

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

Parag Shrivastava
Director, Information Architecture - McKesson

Discussion Group Session 2

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?

Anil Earla
Chief Digital & Information Officer - Stealth.ai

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

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

1.00pm- 2.00pm

Lunch & Networking


Discussion Group Session 3

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
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

Eric VonDohlen
SVP, Chief Analytics Officer - Elevate
Lucia Ronquillo
SVP, Head of Business Intelligence & Data Governance. - Wells Fargo

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

Discussion Group Session 4

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
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

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?

John Carter
SVP, Analytics & Business Insight - Charles Schwab
Fawad Butt
Chief Data Governance Officer - Kaiser Permanente
Mark Krzysko
Deputy Director for Enterprise Information - U.S. Department of Defense

3.30pm- 4.00pm

Afternoon Tea & Networking

4.00pm- 5.00pm

Innovation Huddle: Exploring The Cognitive Blueprint Showcases

This session provides a deep dive into crucial areas for any data and analytics leader: Analytics, Storage, and Power. The session will provide all attendees with an essential briefing on the latest developments in each area, as well as provide actionable advice to supercharge your organization’s efforts. Speakers will provide an overview into each area,… Read more.

Speaking
Ed Walsh
General Manager, Storage, - IBM
Seth Dobrin
VP & Chief Data Officer, IBM Analytics - IBM

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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