Wednesday – Conference Day 1

29/03/2017

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Want to know what to expect? Check out the agenda for the Spring 2017 event below.

8.00am- 9.00am

Conference Registration & Networking

9.00am- 9.15am

IBM Welcome Address & Kick-off

Speaking
Caitlin (Halferty) Lepech
Client Engagement Executive, IBM Chief Data Office - IBM

9.15am- 10.15am

Keynote Presentation: Cognitive Enterprise Transformation

Speaking
Jesus Mantas
General Manager and Managing Partner, Cognitive Process Transformation - IBM
Inderpal Bhandari
Global Chief Data Officer - IBM

10.15am- 11.00am

Keynote Confab: Waking up to Cognitive – Becoming a ‘Thinking Business’

• What is a cognitive enterprise and what does one really look like on the ground? • Transforming your business through advanced cognitive systems – what impact can techniques such as Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning have on the way your organization operates? • Overcoming limited human capacity to extract meaning from ever increasing amounts… Read more.

Speaking
Joseph Selle
Global Operational Analytics Solution Lead, Chief Analytics Office and Chief Data Office - IBM
Anil Earla
Head of Information & Analytics, Global IS - VISA
Assad Shaik
Senior Vice President & Chief Data Scientist - PNC Financial Services

11.00am- 11.30am

Morning Coffee & Networking


Confab Group Session 1

11.30am- 12.15pm

Confab Group 1A: Blurred lines? Positioning the CDO office in the wider organization

• Given the emerging nature of the CDO role, what are the options for the reporting lines of the position? • How does a CDO’s reporting lines impact their effectiveness? • Are we seeing a convergence as to where CDOs should report, or do different organizational needs produce different optimal structures?

Arnab Kundu
Chief Data & Analytics Officer - Great West Life
Andrew Salesky
SVP, Global Data Officer - Charles Schwab

Confab Group 1B: Joined Up Data – Dealing with Data Sources

• Delineating your data – Successfully following lineage from A to B to C • Maximizing your assets – Incorporating novel data sources into your data sets • What are the common pitfalls when dealing with multiple data sources, and how can these be avoided? • What the increase in data variety means for you… Read more.

Mary Ann Buoncristiano
Vice President, Data Solutions Group - Merkle
Adam Fecadu
Chief Data Architect - McKesson

Confab Group 1C: Are you Sitting Comfortably? Telling Stories to Inspire Understanding

• Making data understandable for the uninitiated – explaining the power of data and analytics to those unfamiliar with it • Know your audience – Ensuring you are speaking the right language to the right person, and how to adapt your message to different audiences • How can you best use visualizations to help communicate… Read more.

Gayathri Raman
Senior Vice President, Head of Data Governance - Bank of the West
Eric Monteiro
Chief Analytics and Engineering Officer - Sun Life Canada

Confab Group 1D: Leveraging Data for Disruption – Creating Value Through New Business Models

• Ensuring that value is at the heart of your data strategy – How can data and analytics be utilized to create new business models and revenue sources? • Using data to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of business models • Constant creativity – What can you do to continually inspire innovation and original thinking?

Joshua Tamayo-Sarver
Vice President of Informatics - CEP America
Anil Earla
Head of Information & Analytics, Global IS - VISA

Confab Group Session 2

12.15pm- 1.00pm

Confab Group 2A: Securing Top Talent – Recruiting an Outstanding Data Team

• Exploring the most effective methods to identify the best talent for your team • Understanding attraction – what is the key to making your data team appealing to potential hires? • Approaches to map the different skill sets your team will need, and finding the balance of talent to deliver

Saqib Mausoof
Executive Vice President, Global Insights - Cadreon
Patricia Maqetuka
Chief Data Officer - NedBank

Confab Group 2B: Getting your Data Fit For Innovation – Tackling Data Quality Issues

• When is good ‘good enough’? Approaches to assessing quality and determining benchmarks • What are the main barriers to high quality data for the long-term, and how can these be overcome? • Building on strong foundations – Trusted data quality for trusted business insights

Michelle Ufford
Associate Vice President, Distinguished Engineer - Netflix
Jennifer Gibbs
Vice President, Enterprise Data Management - TD Bank Group
Gayathri Raman
Senior Vice President, Head of Data Governance - Bank of the West

Confab Group 2C: Converting Colleagues into Data Consumers Through Internal Education

• Education as a catalyst for change – creating an enterprise-wide knowledge of data and analytics • Identifying the common obstacles to education on data and analytics projects, and the strategies to overcome them • Empowering colleagues to self-serve – What opportunities does self-service analytics offer, and how can they be realized?

Joshua Tamayo-Sarver
Vice President of Informatics - CEP America
Karen MacDonald
Vice President, Performance Management & Analytics - Molina Healthcare
Arnab Kundu
Chief Data & Analytics Officer - Great West Life

Confab Group 2D: Exploiting Data and Analytics for Exceptional Customer Experience

• Moving towards a customer-centric data strategy – Structuring your data with consumers in mind • Using personalization to create data-driven interactions that will foster positivity about your service • What mix of expertise and technology is required to deliver outstanding customer service?

Allen Crane
AVP, Applied Analytics - USAA
Subramanian Iyer
Vice President, Head of Analytics - First Republic Bank
Karen Bellin
Vice President, Analytics, Insights & Action - Mirum Agency

1.00pm- 2.00pm

Buffet Lunch & Networking


Confab Group Session 3

2.00pm- 2.45pm

Confab Group 3A: Operate like a consultant! Successfully ‘winning business’ internally

• Understanding the role and needs of internal clients and the ways in which data can empower them • Selling your data and analytics services – how to overcome scepticism by demonstrating your worth through case studies, testing, and promotion • Managing client expectations and living up to the data hype

Parag Shrivastava
Director Of Solution Management, Business Intelligence and Analytics - McKesson
David Saenz
Chief Data & Analytics Officer - Banco de Crédito del Perú

Confab Group 3B: Defining a Strong Data Governance Framework for Now and the Future

• Implementing the right policies to ensure high standards in your organization • It’s not a project, it’s a way of life – Utilizing education to sustain governance beyond initial implementation • Ensuring data governance is relevant, engaging, and remains an enterprise-wide priority in the future

Jennifer Curtiss
Vice President, Head Enterprise Data Governance - American Express Company
Jennifer Gibbs
Vice President, Enterprise Data Management - TD Bank Group
Fawad Butt
Chief Data Governance Officer - Kaiser Permanente

Confab Group 3C: Boosting the Bottom Line – Utilizing Analytics to Identify Efficiencies

• How can data analytics be used to optimize your operations and reduce costs, to deliver larger profits? • Sharing approaches to using data to reveal potential efficiency improvements • How can analytics improve assessments of financial performance, to optimize budgeting and forecasting?

Sriram Krishnan
Director of Data Governance & Business Intelligence - Cambia Health Solutions
Allen Crane
AVP, Applied Analytics - USAA

Confab Group 3D: Data-Driven Product Development to Improve Your Services

• What types of data can help improve our products, and where can we get it? • Delivering insights to optimize product pricing • Getting personal – Using data and analytics to empower product personalization

Akshay Tandon
Vice President, Head of Strategy and Analytics - Lending Tree
Haifeng Li
Chief Data Scientist - ADP

Confab Group Session 4

2.45pm- 3.30pm

Confab Group 4A: Short-Term Wins Versus Long-Term Gains

• What should the balance be between the need for delivering ‘quick wins’ compared with pursuing more long-term objectives? • Setting realistic expectations – ensuring your peers recognise long-term goals of a comprehensive data strategy • What to do when the low hanging fruit runs out? Prioritizing future efforts

Sriram Krishnan
Director of Data Governance & Business Intelligence - Cambia Health Solutions

Confab Group 4B: Putting Your Data to Work Whilst Ensuring Quality – Balancing Governance with Innovation

• Is it possible to have strong governance whilst also ensuring you remain agile and able to innovate, or is one a barrier to the other? • Does the desire (or need) to move from defense to offense in data strategy threaten the ability to ensure accurate information? • Does a middle ground exist, which… Read more.

Michelle Ufford
Associate Vice President, Distinguished Engineer - Netflix
Assad Shaik
Senior Vice President & Chief Data Scientist - PNC Financial Services
Haifeng Li
Chief Data Scientist - ADP

Confab Group 4C:More Bang for Your Buck – Revenue Optimization Through Data Analytics

• Uncovering trends and patterns for potential revenue growth using advanced analytics tools • Get ahead of the game – improving customer growth, retention, and value through predictive analytics • Data as your crystal ball – how predictive analytics can improve revenue forecasting for better financial preparations

Akshay Tandon
Vice President, Head of Strategy and Analytics - Lending Tree
Sharad Kumar
Associate Vice President, Big Data, Enterprise Data Warehouse & Business Intelligence - Molina Healthcare
David Saenz
Chief Data & Analytics Officer - Banco de Crédito del Perú

Confab Group 4D: Data-Driven Marketing – Empowering Marketers Through New Insights

• Increasing the impact of marketing efforts through the use of new tools and technologies • Enabling better targeted, personalized marketing campaigns to improve effectiveness. • What are the key metrics to measure results and promote development

Karen Bellin
Vice President, Analytics, Insights & Action - Mirum Agency
Mary Ann Buoncristiano
Vice President, Data Solutions Group - Merkle

3.30pm- 4.00pm

Afternoon Tea & Networking

4.00pm- 4.45pm

Keynote Confab: Delivering on Innovation – How can you Demonstrate the Value of your Data Office and Have Meaningful Cognitive Impact Across Your Enterprise?

• Identifying the ideal mix of ‘offensive’ & ‘defensive’ measures a data leader must pursue in order to move beyond volume, velocity and variety to the fourth ‘V’; Value • Data as a source of innovation – utilizing your information to out-compete your opponents • Building partnerships to deliver impact – Ensuring tight linkage with… Read more.

Speaking
Seth Dobrin
Vice President and Chief Data Officer - IBM Analytics
Andrew Salesky
SVP, Global Data Officer - Charles Schwab

4.45pm- 5.30pm

Keynote Confab: Ensuring Data is an Investment Priority – Securing Budget in the Long-Term

• Successfully delivery of any data program requires a prolonged willingness to invest – How can you ensure that data remains an area of priority for continued investment? • How to embed a data-driven culture in your organization’s senior leadership, allowing you to reap the financial rewards • Building on your successes – Earning trust… Read more.

Speaking
William Bailey
Vice President, Business Integration, Chief Data Office - IBM
Parag Shrivastava
Director Of Solution Management, Business Intelligence and Analytics - McKesson
Vijay Venkatesan
Group Vice President - Chief Data Officer - Providence Health and Services

5.30pm- 5.45pm

IBM Wrap-up

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

5.45pm- 7.00pm

Networking Drinks Reception

7.00pm

End of Day