Data & Analytics Virtual Summit Series: June – August 2020

Virtual 3D Event
June 17, 2020

12 days left

Welcome to Opal Group’s Data & Analytics Virtual Summit Series: June

Turning Your Data into Insights - Making Your Data Work for You

The Data & Analytics Virtual Summit Series will feature three 1-Day Virtual 3D Events taking place: June 17, July 21, August 12

The Data & Analytics Virtual Summit series is a gather of Data & Analytics executives representing enterprise organizations, global brands, government agencies and more. Executive will connect, benchmark, network and focus on key initiatives. During these uncertain times, it’s important to create and maintain relationships with like-minded D&A professionals, and our new Virtual Summit Series fosters these relationships - all from the safety and comfort of our homes or offices.

Our Summit provides a specialized, strategically-built experience that features unparalleled keynote speaking sessions with thought-leading case studies, highly-interactive panel discussions, and a virtual 3D experience that includes customized networking opportunities and real-time attendee insights.

We believe in creating a memorable, collaborative and effective experience focused on continuous improvement for Chief Data & Analytics Officers, Chief Data Officers, Chief Analytics Officers, and other top executives in data, analytics, artificial intelligence, business intelligence, IT and data governance.

Join us! Interested in attending, speaking or sponsoring? Contact Bobby Swartout at (212) 532-9898 ext. 248 or email info@opalgroup.net.



Current as of June 4, 2020

Speakers

Dr. Satyam Priyadarshy, Chief Data Scientist, Halliburton USA

Kamayini Kaul, Exec. Director of Enterprise Information Strategy and Risk Management & Global Data Protection Officer Bristol-Myers Squibb

Madhav Madaboosi, Head of Data Science and Analytics for Alternative Energy, Shipping & Group Functions, BP N.A. Corp

Maria Macuare, VP Data and Analytics, Campbell Soup Company

Dr. Vijay Gandapodi, Head of IT - Data, Reporting, Analytics, Reynolds American

Srinivasan Sankar, Enterprise Data Leader, The Hanover Insurance Group

David Mathison, Chairman, CEO & Founder, CDO Club

Eugene Wen, Vice President for Group Advanced Analytics, Manulife Financial

11:30am EST

Virtual Welcome – Create Avatar and Review Summit Navigation Tools

11:55am

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks:

 

Turning Your Data into Insights – Making Your Data Work for You

Chairperson

David Mathison, Chairman, CEO & Founder, CDO Club

12:00pm

Opening Keynote Presentation

 

Defining an Effective Framework to Turn Data Analytics into Quantifiable Results

 

Data and analytics are serving an expanded role in digital business, and have become key parts of how your organization: serves customers, makes hiring decisions, optimizes supply chains and finance, and performs so many other key functions throughout all parts of the organization. The discipline of data-driven decision-making may be an entirely new approach for many organizations that are thinking about how to improve business performance, so it’s important to define an effective framework in order to achieve the desired outcomes through your data.

 

Join this informative session as we will talk about the steps that are necessary to create an effective framework, such as:

 

  • Clarifying how your organization can set and execute goals, and measure performance
  • Predicting the behaviors and tendencies of your customers, and forecasting how they will behave in the future
  • Balancing business objectives with the goals of the customers
  • Launching the optimized mix of strategies in the field and capturing the responses
  • Analyzing the results in order to evaluate the impact on business performance

Dr. Satyam Priyadarshy, Chief Data Scientist, Halliburton USA

12:30pm

Keynote Presentation

 

Utilizing Data Storytelling to Influence Decisions and Drive Change

 

In today’s economy, and with all of the uncertainly as to the future of business, being able to communicate effectively with data is no longer seen as simply a luxury – it’s a critical business element. There are two important factors to consider when trying to engage your organizational audience: how to transform your data into a visual communication tool; and,developing ways to captivate your audience with an effective narrative in order to tell the story with data.In addition, utilizing data storytelling creates a way for anybody in the organization – regardless of level or skill set – to understand and use data in their jobs on a daily basis.

 

Join us in this engaging session as we discuss best practices for implementing and utilizing data storytelling, such as:

 

  • Developing a true understanding of your audience and choosing the best visualization techniques in order to give maximum information with the least amount of effort
  • Understanding what your company truly wants to communicate, and what actions you’re looking to drive
  • Determining which communication method will be most effective for your intended audience(s) – bar chart, animation, color schemes, screen sharing, etc.
  • Reducing the cognitive load and using visuals that will be familiar to the audience
  • Aligning the story with the needs and knowledge level of the audience

 

1:05pm

Solution Provider Research Meetings | Networking Break

1:05pm

Interactive Roundtable Discussions

1:55pm

Keynote Presentation

 

Utilizing Data and Analytics to Improve Decision-Making and Forecasting

 

Every organization now realizes that they have the ability to use data and analytics to raise productivity, improve decision making, and gain competitive advantage.The reality however, is that actually mapping out an analytics plan is very complicated.As such, it’s critical to develop a plan that effectively brings together data, analytics, frontline tools, and people to create business value.

 

We’ll discuss steps that are necessary to develop a data and analytics plan that drives competitive advantage, such as:

 

  • Developing a detailed road map for investing in assets such as technology, tools, and data sets
  • Creating a culture in which everyone buys into the idea of using data to make business decisions
  • Reinventing current data and analytics processes to adapt to the needed changes in strategy

 

Presented by

Dr. Vijay Gandapodi, Head of IT - Data, Reporting, Analytics, Reynolds American

2:25pm

Keynote Presentation

 

Making Data & Analytics Strategies a Routine Boardroom Discussion Topic

 

Leading organizations in every industry are wielding data and analytics as competitive weapons, operational accelerants and innovation catalysts. Still, many companies continue to struggle under the weight of traditional business models and analog business process that discount the potential of data and analytics.

 

Join us in this engaging session as we discuss how to make data and analytics become the centerpiece of enterprise strategy, focus and investment, by:

 

  • Collecting examples of the internal and external economic benefits from data and analytics that your organization has generated
  • Measuring and communicating the value of the organization’s information assets to help shift the culture into believing and behaving as if information is an actual asset
  • Building advanced analytics competencies beyond traditional business intelligence and embedding them throughout the business
3:00pm

Networking Break | Solution Provider Showcase

3:00pm

Interactive Roundtables

3:45pm

Panel Discussion

 

Data Monetization – Preparing an Approach that is Consistent with Overall Business Strategy

 

In today’s world every company relies on data, but not every organization truly understands how to monetize their data. The amount of generated data will be growing exponentially in the future, so it’s critical to develop an effective data insights strategy that allows your organization to identify what data is truly essential. In addition, it’s important to embed data monetization into the overall business strategy, and build cross-functional teams in order to successfully execute on data monetization initiatives.

 

Join us in this thought-provoking panel discussion as we discuss the elements that are needed to implement a successful data monetization strategy, such as:

 

  • Making sure that all of your data collection is properly aligned with your business goals
  • Recognizing data as an evolving asset within the organization, and not as a static asset that depreciates in value
  • Creating and fostering a corporate environment where real decisions are driven by the data
  • Utilizing data that you already have in order to discover new ways to engage customers, identify new products to develop, and plan for new markets to serve
  • Knowing what internal and external data sources you require to drive a data monetization strategy
  • Viewing data as an asset with real market value, and utilizing data monetization as a real growth strategy
Panelists

Garland Bond, Chief Data & Analytics Officer, AAR

Srinivasan Sankar, Enterprise Data Leader, The Hanover Insurance Group

11:30am EST

Virtual Welcome – Create Avatar and Review Summit Navigation Tools

11:55am

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks:

 

Data and Analytics in the New Era – Managing Your Data Organization of the Future

Chairperson

David Mathison, Chairman, CEO & Founder, CDO Club

12:00pm

Opening Keynote Presentation

 

Developing an Effective Plan to Manage Organizational Data

 

Despite the pandemic crisis that the world will be dealing for an extended period of time, most organizations still need to gather massive amounts of data, analyze trends related to this influx of information, gain insights, and make corresponding decisions. In fact, in a time of increasing uncertainty, they need to make better decisions with greater urgency and wider import at higher levels of risk. This demands an effective framework of the highest quality, well-understood data, delivered at speed and in considerable volumes.

 

In this session we’ll be discussing best practices for ensuring your data is managed and secured effectively during a crisis, such as:

 

  • Establishing a business continuity plan that covers the restoration of technology and business operations in the event of an unplanned event
  • Developing a clear understanding of how, when and where your workforce should be working with sensitive data – and ensuring that it’s done in an approved way
  • Creating a robust monitoring and reporting system in order to help detect any data intrusions quickly and effectively
  • Moving your files onto secure servers offsite – such as through Cloud storage solutions – to ensure that the organization has a reliable copy of the data to restore from (or compare against) if a security issue does arise
  • Establishing a clear understanding of how to effectively roll out service enhancements
12:35pm

Keynote Presentation

 

Updating Acquisition and Retention Strategies to Effectively Compete for Data and Analytics Talent

 

The ‘war for talent’ in data and analytics has intensified recently, particularly when considering all of the uncertainty and competition for talent that has arisen as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Moreover, in recent years the quest for talent has evolved to encompass new frontiers and unfamiliar territories that are fueled by digital transformation, new capabilities and a shortage of talent – and employers need a new “battle plan” to prevail. There are very few areas of the job market that have experienced the growth and disproportionate supply and demand of talent that the data and analytics field has seen. As big data continues to get bigger and the analytics field continues to mature, it’s becoming a core part of business and the decision-making process. As such, it’s critical to update strategies to attract and retain top talent.

 

In this engaging session we will discuss steps that are needed for improving talent acquisition and development, such as:

 

  • Determining the skillsets that are needed to properly match the candidates in the data and analytics talent pool
  • Creating career paths that lead to high-profile positions within the organization
  • Illustrating the business impact that data and analytics can create
  • Showing data and analytics talent that the organization, particularly senior management, is excited about the impact data and analytics has on the business
  • Fostering a culture of self-development within the data and analytics teams
1:05pm

Networking Break | Solution Provider Showcase

1:05pm

Interactive Roundtable Discussions

1:55pm

Panel Discussion

 

Maximizing the Value of Artificial Intelligence Technologies to Stay Ahead of the Competition

 

Implementing AI involves many departments, resources and people, and it’s critical to implement an effective plan to avoid the pitfalls of complete AI implementation and transformation. An effective AI strategy is directly tied to the mission and values of the enterprise, and it’s important to have practical strategies in place in order to embrace AI technologies amid ever-changing market expectations. Many organizations are facing significant challenges when trying to address what it takes to leverage the potential of AI effectively, responsibly and reliably in order to drive profit and connect with their customers.

 

In this engaging panel we will discuss how to help your organization maximize revenue, reduce costs and mitigate risks when fully leveraging AI, such as:

 

  • Driving efficiencies in product development with AI
  • Harnessing AI and automation to develop a competitive advantage
  • Understanding and mitigating the risks involved when increasing reliance on AI
  • Utilizing AI to improve the customer experience and drive profit
  • Leveraging AI to create meaningful insights and improve organizational outcomes

 

Panelist

Madhav Madaboosi, Principle Data Scientist, Head of Data/Analytics, Alternative Energy, Shipping & Group Functions, BP N.A. Corp

2:45pm

Keynote Presentation

 

Developing a Candidate-Facing Recruitment Program to Improve Talent Acquisition for Data and Analytics Positions

 

Hiring today in the data and analytics space is very different than it was just a few months ago, largely because we’re in a candidate-driven market where job hunter expectations have a bigger impact on what leaders must consider. In the current environment, it’s harder to engage truly talented data professionals for new job opportunities. In addition, candidate assessments that were designed to reduce the burden on the interview process sometimes become additive instead; particularly when the candidate market has changed so dramatically in the past year.

 

In this informative session we will talk about how to successfully engage prospective data and analytics candidates by:

 

  • Sorting out the job applicants who are mainly interested in getting a job — and those who want your specific job
  • Showcasing the benefits of working for your organization beyond typical salary/benefits
  • Developing strategies to target diverse candidates and convey messages that resonate with them
  • Discussing the goals, benefits and rollout plan for the new engagement initiatives using a variety of communication methods, in different venues, to get the word out and be transparent and clear in messaging and recruitment
3:15pm

Networking Break | Solution Provider Showcase

3:15pm

Interactive Roundtable Discussions

4:00pm

Panel Discussion

 

Women in Data & Analytics – Improving Talent and Leadership in Your Data Organization

 

It’s no secret that women are making a huge impact in data and analytics, and have clearly become leaders in advancing data strategies and analytical research. However, due to fierce competition and shifts in the data and analytics talent pools for female candidates, it’s become a huge challenge for companies to maintain and maximize their ability to attract, retain and identify top female performers and sustain a competitive advantage.L&D leaders are being forced to rethink and reinvent best practices to engage, develop and integrate female talent into their data and analytics organizations, but many are falling far short in these endeavors.

 

Join our panelists as we discuss strategies for attracting, developing and retaining female data and analytics candidates – and leaders, such as:

 

  • Tailoring your short-term and long-term strategic visibility goals to educational institutions such as universities and high schools, in order to get on candidate radars early on while they are deciding on career development
  • Offering virtual and in-person recruitment and skills assessment programs to identify high-performing talent and optimal candidates for your data and analytics programs
  • Using a multiple method, blended learning system to accommodate candidates with different backgrounds and learning styles
  • Providing executive leadership with diversity and inclusion training to ensure that female candidates and leadership in the data and analytics organization will have a positive business and social impact
Panelists

Maria Macuare, VP Data and Analytics, Campbell Soup Company

Kamayini Kaul, Exec. Director of Enterprise Information Strategy and Risk Management, Bristol-Myers Squibb

11:30am EST

Virtual Welcome – Create Avatar and Review Summit Navigation Tools

11:55am

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks:

 

Creating a Data-Driven Culture – Developing New Mindsets and Methodologies

David Mathison, Chairman, CEO & Founder, CDO Club

12:00pm

Opening Keynote Presentation

 

Creating a Data-Driven Culture – Making Data the Basis of Organizational Decision-Making

 

Regardless of industry, the biggest obstacles to creating a data-based business aren’t technical; they’re cultural. While it’s simple enough to describe how to inject data into a decision-making process, it’s far more difficult to make this normal, even automatic, for employees – a shift in mindset that often presents a daunting challenge.Leading a data transformation requires new mindsets and methods at every level.

 

Join us in this engaging session as we as we will discuss what’s needed to help create and sustain a culture with data at its core, such as:

 

  • Ensuring that executive leadership sets an expectation that decisions must be anchored in data – that this is the cultural norm, not a novel or exceptional initiative
  • Developing a clear and concise data strategy for every department
  • Implementing organization-wide data governance systems
  • Discovering patterns in data and experimenting with analytics solutions to see what really works in operational processes
  • Building deep data and analytics partnerships to ensure that your data is aligned with organizational business objectives
12:35pm

Keynote Presentation

 

Reshaping the Workforce Composition to Be Certain that Your Organization Experiences a Successful Data Transformation

 

It’s critical to create an organization with updated data and analytics roles that are fit for the future, as the expanding importance of data and analytics generates strategic challenges for company leadership. In the business of the future, there are new responsibilities and requirements for data and analytic leadership, and it’s necessary to develop skillsets in new areas such as AI and machine learning. In addition to leadership direction, it’s important to develop new roles that are effective in the process of transforming your data and analytics functions.

 

In this informative session, we’ll discuss the key roles to focus on for developing your data and analytics workforce of the future, such as:

 

  • Data-driven developers that will aid the organization in effective ways to manage data and analytics assets
  • Data scientists and engineers that can investigate and scrutinize data variations in order to detect errors and anomalies in your data sets
  • Data and analytics architects that can improve the organizational design of information assignments that are shared throughout the company
  • IT product managers to help executive and IT leadership agree on how to effectively utilize data and analytics to generate revenue and drive business
1:05pm

Networking Break | Solution Provider Showcase

1:05pm

Interactive Roundtable Discussions

1:55pm

Keynote Presentation

 

Injecting Data into Decision-Making Processes to Develop a Data-Driven Mindset

 

Injecting data into decision-making processes would seem to be a relatively simple undertaking for most organizations today, but it’s much more difficult when trying to make this standard and automatic for employees. When constructing a company philosophy that’s data-driven, the focus must be on building tools, abilities, and, most crucially, a culture that acts on data. In addition, a data-driven organization must have a continuous improvement mindset, with an ongoing strategy to optimize core processes.

 

In this session we will review some steps that are necessary for organizations to develop a truly data-driven mindset, such as:

 

  • Optimizing the data management processes to help the company identify and collect the data that is needed, in order to avoid irrelevant information
  • Creating platforms that are user-friendly so employees can easily understand the value of data and how it can affect the performance of the overall business
  • Building an integrated ecosystem of advanced analytics and visualizations solutions to ease and control the flow of information
  • Identifying and building a cultural framework that enables all the people involved in a data initiative to collaborate on making data the heart of organizational decision-making
  • Putting incentives in place to encourage employees to use the technology and tools, and creating a way to measure and grade progress toward a self-service data culture
Presented by

Kamayini Kaul, Exec. Director of Enterprise Information Strategy and Risk Management, Bristol-Myers Squibb

2:25pm

Keynote Presentation

 

Developing Your Data-Driven Culture by Aligning it with Core Business Objectives and Strategies

 

If an organization doesn’t align its culture with business goals, how can they expect their people to help the company achieve them?Savvy data and analytics leaders and senior-level executives implement specific strategies that cultivate a distinct culture that is fully aligned with brand identity. They know that when they create an interdependent and mutually reinforcing relationship between how their organization thinks and acts on the inside and how it is perceived and experienced on the outside, they increase the competitiveness of their business, create measurable value for their employees and customers, and future-proof their business by developing an authentic brand and healthy organization.

 

Join us to discover how to cultivate a great data-driven culture that aligns with business objectives by:

 

  • Creating culture-changing employee experiences with data and analytics initiatives
  • Ensuring that even the most mundane aspects of your organizational data advances and supports the desired culture
  • Using employee brand engagement tactics to regain focus and momentum when necessary to reinforce the importance of data and analytics
  • Leveraging your internal culture with concrete data to shape your external brand identity
3:00pm

Networking Break | Solution Provider Showcase

3:00pm

Interactive Roundtable Discussions

3:45pm

Panel Discussion

 

Designing a Uniform Data and Analytics Framework that Becomes a Key Element of Corporate Culture

 

Ensuring that data and analytics are seen as key areas of focus in an organization requires an overarching data culture that couples a number of elements. These elements include high-quality data, broad access and data literacy, and appropriate data-driven decision-making processes. There are many organizations that are dealing with ongoing challenges while attempting to completely adopt big data and analytics processes. Despite the difficulties in adoption, it’s well worth the effort to implement a variety of new technology solutions, as these solutions most always have a tremendous positive impact on the application of data and analytics. It’s usually not an issue for organizations to comprehend the benefits of technology, but many do find that the biggest challenge to full adoption and utilization is the inability to develop the proper culture.

 

In this interactive panel discussion, we’ll cover the matters that need to be addressed in order to execute and sustain a cultural change, such as:

 

  • Acting quickly and decisively to determine the data-driven ambitions of the organization, and actively communicating roles and expectations
  • Anticipating and recognizing the important business questions that will drive organizational value and monetary impact
  • Shifting the focus from supplying data to the business – to driving business value from the data and analytics programs
  • Examining the critical human and organizational issues that must be addressed to ensure successful adoption
  • Leveraging big data and analytics in order to drive organizational innovation
  • Making the required cultural transformation in response to the opportunities and the challenges presented by big data

Mohammed Chaara, Enterprise Director of Advanced Analytics, UPS

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Data & Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Business Intelligence, IT, and Data Governance Practitioners Complimentary*
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*Subject to Opal Group’s verification and approval. Only individuals who are practitioners within the following areas qualify for a complimentary pass: Data & Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Business Intelligence, IT, and Data Governance Practitioners. Practitioners and executives representing solution provider organizations must register as a sponsor attendee.



Sponsorship Opportunities


More networking, greater interactions, bigger ROI:

The Data & Analytics Virtual Summit Series is currently seeking solution providers to present case studies and share cutting edge solutions in the Data & Analytics space. Learn more about sponsored thought leadership opportunities by contacting info@opalgroup.net

  • Leveraging Data to Give Your Company a Competitive Edge
  • Transition Your Organization into a Data-Driven Culture
  • Leveraging AI to Help to Ensure that Data is a Source of Value for the Organization
  • Overcome Data and Analytics Complexity and Ambiguity to Drive Business Value
  • Building a Successful Data Governance Strategy
  • Creating an Analytically Driven Organization: Implementing an Advanced Analytics Program
  • Developing Innovative and Creative Strategies to Attract, Develop and Retain Data and Analytics Talent
  • Ensuring the Ethical Collection and Use of Data & Analytics
  • Implementing Predictive Analytics to Forecast Revenue and Improve Marketing Campaigns
  • Personalizing the Customer Experience to Yield a Higher ROI
  • Prescheduled One-to-One Meetings:
    Each participating solution provider and attendees will have pre-summit access to our matching software that allows you to completely customize your meeting agenda. The password-protected website provides the information needed to make your selections on who you want to meet with.

  • Exceptional Networking Opportunities:
    We strive to maximize your face-to-face time by providing a multitude of avenues to engage the senior executives in attendance. The agenda incorporates an off-site networking activity, networking luncheons and cocktail reception. Leverage the meeting’s intimate atmosphere to build strong personal relationships with current and future clients.

The CDAO Executive Summit is an invitation-only, exclusive event for heads of data, analytics, business intelligence, IT, artificial intelligence, data science, machine learning, deep learning, information architects and information governance from Fortune 1000 and leading enterprise organizations.

 

Chief Data & Analytics Officers (CDAOs)
Chief Data Officers (CDOs)
Chief Analytics Officers (CAOs)
Chief Data Scientists
Chief Data Architect
SVP/VP/Head of Data Management
SVP/VP/Head of Analytics
SVP/VP/Head of AI, BI & Machine Learning

 

To request your invitation today, please contact Katherine Ilagan at 212-532-9898 ext 233 or email info@opalgroup.net.

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