Fostering Conclusive Decision-Making: Data & Analytics as an Organizational Mindset
The Data & Analytics Virtual Summit is a gathering of Data & Analytics executives representing enterprise organizations, global brands, government agencies and more. Executives 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 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 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 email@example.com.
2020 Previous Speakers
Scott Cohanpour, Enterprise Head of Architecture, Data and Analytics, GE Capital
Kamayini Kaul, Exec. Director Enterprise Information Strategy and Risk Management & Global Data Protection Officer, Bristol-Myers Squibb
Dr. Satyam Priyadarshy, Chief Data Scientist, Halliburton USA
Maria Macuare, VP Data and Analytics, Campbell Soup Company
Eugene Wen, Vice President for Group Advanced Analytics, Manulife Financial
Eileen Vidrine, Chief Data Officer, United States Air Force
John Thompson, Global Head, Advanced Analytics & Artificial Intelligence, CSL Behring
Meena Thanikachalam, Senior Director, Data Strategy & Data Architecture, Ally
Ylan Kazi, Vice President, Data Science + Machine Learning, UnitedHealth Group
Dustin White, Global Head of Risk Analytics & MIS, Visa
All Times EST
Virtual Welcome / Opening Remarks
Opening Keynote Presentation
Creating a Data-Driven Mindset: Embracing Data & Analytics as the Basis for All Business Decisions
Data-driven organizations are committed to gathering data concerning all aspects of the business. By enabling employees at every level to use the right data at the right time, data can foster conclusive decision-making and becomes part of the companies’ competitive advantage. Data has become a basic enterprise asset that enables better, faster, cheaper business processes, and truly data-driven organizations are committed to gathering data concerning all aspects of the business. By enabling employees at every level to use the right data at the right time, data can foster conclusive decision-making and becomes part of the companies’ competitive advantage. However, many organizations don’t have a solid, company-wide data strategy in place and continue to keep information siloed.
Join us in this informative session as we discuss best practices for becoming truly data-driven, such as:
Prioritizing Data Literacy: Getting from Data to Outcomes
As data continues to grow in importance for organizations across industries, data literacy has become an increasingly crucial skill, even for those who are not data analysts, data engineers, or data scientists. By thinking through the full classification of decision types, organizations can prioritize their data-driven decision-making and strike the appropriate balance of human judgment and computing power for each type of decision. When working to develop true proficiency in data interpretation and communication, it’s critical to create and maintain a certain mindset for approaching data and data-related problems to facilitate the development of data literacy.
In this engaging session we will discuss some strategies for developing and enhancing a data-driven mindset, such as:
The Talent Landscape: Growing Data and Analytics Teams in the Organization
While many companies are hiring data scientists and other types of analytical and artificial intelligence talent, there is little consensus within and across companies about the qualifications for such roles. Companies need to devote considerable attention to classifying and certifying the different types of data and analytics jobs that they have and need. With data becoming a key element of all organizational decision-making, identifying the right talent to lead data and analytics initiatives is critical.
Join this highly interactive panel as we discuss strategies for acquiring and retaining top data and analytics talent, such as:
Lunch & Learn
An effective data strategy is about more than just data. It’s also a roadmap that defines the people, process, and technology associated with the data. In addition, data governance must be an integral part of the overall data strategy in order to establish systematic, formal control over individual applications, business units, and functions.
In this interactive session we’ll break down the steps for creating a data governance framework, such as:
When it comes to artificial intelligence (AI), there is no such thing as data overload. In fact, it’s quite the opposite – the more data, the better. Because AI systems have the ability to process enormous amounts of data, and their accuracy increases along with data volume, the demand for data continues to grow.As the lifeblood of AI, data is critical to helping you get the business insights you need to move your business forward.
In this session we will discuss ways to lay out the groundwork for successful integration of AI, such as:
Implementing Predictive Analytics to Forecast Revenue and Improve Marketing Campaigns
For the past few decades, business intelligence tools have been essential for companies wanting to stay ahead of the competition. The natural evolution of business intelligence, predictive analytics provides a deeper understanding of future trends, relying on historical data and statistical models. As with AI, however, it is only as good as the input and the reasoning behind the algorithm used.
In this engaging session we will discuss some of the steps necessary to properly execute the implementation of Predictive Analytics, such as:
Implementing an Agile Approach to Data Unification
Data unification is an incredibly complex process and one of the biggest challenges many large organizations face today. Trying to combine all of the data across your organization into one master source is incredibly difficult to achieve at scale, particularly when hundreds of thousands of datasets are involved. Because of this data mastering crisis, there is an immediate need for organizations that provide agile and curated datasets.
In this interactive workshop we will discuss some of the principles for scalable data unification, such as:
Data & Analytics as the Centerpiece of Organizational Strategy
Leading organizations – regardless of industry – are utilizing data and analytics as competitive weapons and modernization catalysts. Information as an asset is critical moving forward, and must become a competitive differentiator for leading organizations as they focus on digital transformation. However, many companies continue to struggle under the weight of traditional operating models that fail to see data and analytics as a primary organizational asset, and instead discount the true potential.
Join us in this informative session as we discuss best practices for making data and analytics the centerpiece of enterprise strategy, by:
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:
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:
End of Summit
|Data & Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Business Intelligence, IT, and Data Governance Practitioners||Complimentary*|
*Subject to Opal Group’s verification and approval. Practitioners representing consumer brand organizations within the following areas may qualify for a complimentary pass: Learning & Development, Talent Management, Human Resources, and Leadership and Organizational Development. To request your complimentary invitation to attend, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
One of the biggest challenges that companies face is standing out from the crowd and getting exposure with executives from leading organizations. Your company has the perfect solution to some of the biggest challenges that L&D and talent executives are facing, but how do you grab their attention and present your success stories?
The Data & Analytics Virtual Summit is the perfect platform to gain valuable exposure for your brand with exclusive access to key decision makers and like-minded executives. The attendees at the Summit areall facing the same challenges, and this is an outstanding forum to benchmark and share ideas with practitioners from several different industry verticals. The virtual event provides a specialized, strategically-built experience for cutting-edge thought-leaders and solution providers to engage, interact, and build long lasting relationships.
Solution providers at the Summit have the opportunity to showcase their brand as a thought-leader in the Data & Analytics industry while developing new business relationships through unparalleled speaking sessions and virtual roundtables. Learn more about sponsored thought leadership opportunities by contacting email@example.com
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 Data & Analytics Virtual Summit is an exclusive event for Data, Analytics and Digital practitioners from Fortune 1000 and leading organizations across the world.
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To request your invitation today, please contact Bobby Swartout at 212-532-9898 ext 248 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This experience was amazing. It was personal, conversational and relational. It expanded my knowledge and more importantly, my network.Laura Vostad
POET, Dir. L&D
What I enjoyed most was that the number of attendees was big enough to provide me a wealth of information, but small enough to allow me to network with almost everyone at the conference. I walked away with pages of notes, many new contacts and met some great vendors that we will likely do business with in the future.Shelby Pyatt
Rayonier, VP, HR & IT
By far, this was the most engaging, value added convening of leaders. It was the right mix of experience, learning, and networking. I absolutely enjoyed the Disney Tour and the book exchange was brilliant. The roundtables were also an added bonus.Sharahn Monk
Worldpay, US Market Leader, Learning and Development
Great event, very well organized with relevant speakers and potential business partners. I would recommend to anyone.Shawn Dingle
Sonic Automotive, Senior Training Director
OPAL is first class. It was the best Conference that I ever attended from the standpoint of speaker quality, organization, and venue. They really seem to care!John Barbieri
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