Zachary Townsend

Zachary Townsend

Job Title: Chief Data Officer

Company: State of California

Zac has been the Chief Data Officer for the State of California since appointed by Governor Brown in July 2016. More information to follow soon.

Speaking at the following:

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

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.