The premiere event for Data & Analytics Executives

May, 2018 - Dates to be annouced

The IBM Chief Data Officer Strategy Summit is an exclusive, bi-annual gathering for data executives

The Spring 2018 will take place in May (exact dates to be confirmed) in San Francisco, and will see over 120 senior attendees gather to share their latest innovations, best practises, challenges and use cases, as well as facilitate conversations and connections.

Taking place over two days, the event provides a meeting point for Chief Data Officers, Chief Analytics Officers, Chief Data Scientists, and other data leaders to learn, develop, and network.

The agenda will be set out along 4 tracks, so whether you’re a function builder, data integrator, business optimizer, or market innovator, you will be able to tailor the agenda to suit your organization's maturity and priorities, ensuring you get maximum impact for minimum time out of the office. Take a look at the 2017 agenda to get an idea of what to expect.

Key themes will include:
• The latest technological innovations, such as Cognitive, Machine Learning, Advanced Analytics, Artificial Intelligence
Methods to manage your data office: Structuring for success, supercharging your team, as well as establishing and delivering your key priorities.
Get your data in order: Ensuring quality through good governance, whilst enabling innovation.
• Using data and analytics to optimize your business, optimize revenue, and boost your bottom line.
• Impact your business and deliver value through innovation by putting your data to work.
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The sessions are heavily discussion based, meaning attendees can truly interact with the speakers, as well as other attendees. The format mixes keynote plenary panel discussions with smaller ‘self-help’ style groups, giving delegates maximum opportunity to learn the collective experience of the most exclusive gathering of data leaders anywhere.

If you would like to be informed when exact dates are confirmed, the agenda release, and be alerted when registration opens, please contact us.


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40+ Speakers

120+ Attendees

100% C-Level

40+ Inspiring Speakers

Speakers for Spring 2018 are yet to be announced.

Speakers in Spring 2017 included:

Why invest your time?


Specific to Your Role for Directly Relevant Insights

This is not ‘just another data event’ – it focuses on both the technical and strategic elements of the Chief Data Officer role (including de facto & aspiring CDOs). This means we bring you different, new, and tailored insights, rather than merely repeating buzzwords.


Interactive Format, Outstanding Networking

With 16 break out session choices, tailor the agenda to suit your needs and benefit from insights applicable to your maturity level. Plus, with over 7 hours of dedicated networking time, the event provides conversations and connections crucial to your day-to-day work.


Exchange Knowledge and Learn from Experts

Hear from your peers, with industry leading speakers sharing their successes, and the major pitfalls to avoid, alongside senior IBM thought leaders. Benefit from decades of cumulative experience to super-charge your data program, and start delivering results from the very next day.

What people are saying

"The event was exceptionally organized, educational, and helpful. Wonderful Experience!"

John Grigg, Cyber Systems Chief, US Marine Corp

"Great opportunity to meet with other Data & Analytics Leaders to share ideas - successes and pitfalls"

Derek Strauss, Chief Data Officer, TD Ameritrade

"The quality of the speakers were high caliber and spoke openly about challenges and opportunities facing CDO's"

Bob Ridings, VP Chief Data Officer, Bank of China

"Excellent and unique opportunity to not only hear industry leaders formally present, but one of the more intimate events of its type that allows participants to actively engage with presenters rather than simply sit in the audience"

Jeff Bodzewski, Chief Analytics Officer, M Booth

"Great event, great networking, great substance!!"

Joe Volpe, Managing Director/GM of Venture and PE fund, Merck

"As the role of the CDO matures, the level of interaction and depth of discussion at the IBM CDO Summit has kept pace and improved even further"

Dan Gettens, Chief Analytics Officer, OnProcess Technology

What to Expect?


In October 2017 the IBM CDO Strategy Summit was in Boston for its Fall edition, where delegates heard from IBM's Global Chief Data Officer, Inderpal Bhandari, and James Kavanaugh, SVP for Transformation and Operations at IBM.

Check out their interview with theCUBE, recorded on-site at the event, to get a taste of the insights shared, and what to expect from the Spring edition in San Francisco.

Request your invitation to attend!

The IBM CDO Summits are invitation-only events for VP and C level data executives.

If you would like to join us at a future event, please contact us.