Data & Analytics Virtual Summit 2021

Virtual
May 13, 2021

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Welcome to Opal Group’s Data & Analytics Virtual Summit, May 13, 2021

Instilling a Data-Driven Culture Across the Organization

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 info@opalgroup.net.



Current as of May 12, 2021

Speakers

Inderpal Bhandari, Global Chief Data Officer, IBM Corporation

Aparna Mangari, Head Data Science & Analytics, Novartis

Dr. Satyam Priyadarshy, Chief Data Scientist, Halliburton USA

Ravi Achukola, AVP, Global IT Digital, Enterprise Data & Analytics , Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Jose Murillo, Chief Analytics Officer, Banorte

Charles Li, Chief Data Officer for Training & Supply, Shell

Allen Thompson, VP Data & Analytics, Hanover Insurance

Pradipta Saha, Executive Director - Global Supply Chain Business Insights & Analytics, The Estée Lauder Companies

Solomon Madadha, SVP - Wealth Management Data Analytics & Governance, Regions Bank

Aleksandar Lazarevic, VP of Advanced Analytics & Data Engineering, Stanley Black & Decker

Marius Moscovici, CEO, Metric Insights

Mike Smitheman, VP Sales & Marketing, Metric Insights

Steve Sarsfield, Sr. Product Marketing Manager – Partner Ecosystem, Vertica

Joe Chmielewski, Sales Engineer, MANTA

Taryn Heilman, Managing Lead Instructor, Enterprise Data Science, Galvanize

Adam Luciano, Sr. Director, Product Management, Actian

Lyndsee Manna, SVP, Strategic Partnerships & Global Business, Arria NLG

9:55am

Virtual Welcome / Opening Remarks

10:00am

Opening Keynote Presentation

 

Scalable Data Analytics for Reducing Time to Value from Data

 

We now live in the era of compounded disruption. Unless capital waste and data waste is tamed by industries, sustainability will become a big issue. To tame the compounded disruption, one needs to reduce the time to value from the data. This is possible by leveraging emerging technology platforms, to streamline data pipelines for scalable data analytics. In this talk, I will discuss the value creation with scalable data analytics and future challenges for maximizing the value from data.

Presented by

Dr. Satyam Priyadarshy, Chief Data Scientist, Halliburton USA

10:35am

Fireside Chat

 

The CDO in 2021: Evolving the Role to Spearhead Transformation and Drive Business Value

 

With the role of the CDO becoming critical to the data-driven transformation demanded by enterprise organizations, it’s continuing to evolve as an integral business position. In 2021 and beyond, the office of the CDO will be seen as a mission-critical function – comparable to IT, Operations, HR and Finance. With data playing a key role in this time of disruption, the CDO is best positioned to create the business roadmap to harness data in order to drive new value streams.

In this chat, Inderpal will discuss the evolving role of the CDO, and key considerations moving forward, such as:

 

  • Collaborating with senior leadership to drive a data-first culture across the organization, ensuring that data is a linchpin to decision-making
  • Improving efficiency by making the data more accessible
  • Promoting learning and inspiring leaders to gain new skills and knowledge that are needed to improve data literacy and drive business
  • Infusing AI throughout the organization to fully automate multiple functions and reduce cycle times
  • Building a truly data-driven culture by facilitating interaction among all departments in the organization, to ensure uniformity in decision-making and new business ventures
Presented by

Inderpal Bhandari, Global Chief Data Officer, IBM Corporation

11:10am

Keynote Presentation

 

Strategies to Measure Value from Your Data Teams and Projects

 

Companies have access to more data than ever before, and ones that can leverage the data to drive decision-making gain a competitive advantage, reduce business costs and increase profit. But 76% of CEOs are concerned with the lack of data skills in their workforce, and 85% of data science projects fail or show no value. By implementing intentional measurement strategies and increasing the technical literacy of the company as a whole, a greater variety of stakeholders can engage in the data analytics process and maximize the value extracted from data projects.

 

Join this engaging session as we review how organizations can effectively utilize data to drive decision-making and create smarter business decisions, such as:

 

  • Examining corporate objectives and prioritizing data with business goals at the core
  • Finding and presenting relevant data to predict future trends and optimize current operational efforts
  • Democratizing data to empower the entire organization to access it and help make informed decisions
  • Extracting meaningful insights and analytical reports that will lead the company to make data driven business decisions
  • Continuing to examine, analyze, and question the data driven decisions to refresh and evolve the business goals
Presented by

Taryn Heilman, Managing Lead Instructor, Enterprise Data Science, Galvanize

11:40am

Networking and Exhibit Hall Break

11:45am

Panel Discussion

 

Developing Technology Literacy as a Core Skill to Improve Decision-Making

 

Organizations have to understand that data must be spoken as a common language with its customers when looking at the pervasiveness of data and analytics capabilities. As data and analytics technologies become more and more of an integral part of the business and a true organizational asset, the technology investment decisions must be made with more than just a rudimentary ability to convey and comprehend the technologies. As such, the importance of tech literacy will become a critical element of most daily tasks. Data and analytics leadership will need to play a key role in creating the narrative for company-wide tech literacy, and must also be able to highlight the value that will be gained by the entire organization.

 

In this informative session we will discuss the steps necessary to develop tech savvy literacy programs, such as:

 

  • Recognizing the current talent in the organization that has an advanced understanding of data, and can serve as arbiters for all of the business groups in the company
  • Ascertaining the most readily apparent problem areas where a lack of technology understanding is a critical barrier to data being utilized to its full organization and business potential
  • Cultivating upper-level leadership and front-line managers that will be utilized in developing and administering technology-driven solutions and services
  • Developing workshops and training breakouts to review all of the information that has been gathered, and sharing the takeaways with other divisions and departments to bring attention to glaring gaps in literacy
Moderator

Lyndsee Manna, SVP, Strategic Partnerships & Global Business, Arria NLG

Panelists

Pradipta Saha, Executive Director - Global Supply Chain Business Insights & Analytics, The Estée Lauder Companies

Allen Thompson, VP Data & Analytics, Hanover Insurance

Marius Moscovici, CEO, Metric Insights

12:35pm

Fireside Chat

 

How to Build a Data Science Team that Yields Massive ROI

 

Jose Murillo built a data science team at Banorte which has yielded a net revenue in excess of 4 billion USD. In this session Jose and Taryn will discuss the key elements on building such a high performance team. Also, they will review what works and what does not work in order to transform into data enhanced organization. In particular, the relevance of a company-wide cultural shift towards experimentation and the importance of data literacy.

Presented by

Jose Murillo, Chief Analytics Officer, Banorte

Taryn Heilman, Managing Lead Instructor, Enterprise Data Science, Galvanize

1:10pm

Keynote Presentation

 

The 3 Pillars for Effective Business Intelligence Governance

 

Business intelligence (BI) governance can be intimidating for many large enterprises. Users have access to multiple tools and content, and establishing a uniform layer of governance on top of a heterogeneous environment is a daunting task. However, governance is critical, and the lack of proper governance leads to poor user engagement and low ROI from BI investments.

 

Join us in this engaging session as we discuss the benefits of implementing an effective Business Intelligence Portal, such as:

 

  • Managing information access and discoverability
  • Optimizing BI content, license utilization, and staff resources
  • Creating trust with your BI team and the content they produce
Presented by

Marius Moscovici, CEO, Metric Insights

Mike Smitheman, VP Sales & Marketing, Metric Insights

1:45pm

Keynote Presentation

 

The CDO as a Catalyst for a Data-Driven Culture

 

The CDO role started not so long ago, and the initial focus was mostly on technical aspects and ensuring influx of business use cases that will make an impact to an entire organization. In recent years, CDOs realized that regardless of their best efforts many Data Analytics projects still fail to create value, frequently due to lack of lack of proper knowledge and commitment on the business side.

As a great CDO, you realized that in order to be fully successful, you need to build a data driven culture that will serve as a fruitful ground for all your analytics work. However, in today’s world, when there is so much noise about big data and analytics, many people use the term but do not fully comprehend it. So, what does a data-driven culture really means? What does it take to build it? Why is it so hard? Why does a strong data-driven culture remain elusive for so many companies?

 

Join us in this enlightening session as we answer some of these questions and provide practical advice on how to successfully build and maintain a data-driven culture within your organization – depending on company size, culture and data literacy. We will discuss the most common challenges in this journey and reveal that many of them are not technical in nature.

Presented by

Aleksandar Lazarevic, VP of Advanced Analytics & Data Engineering, Stanley Black & Decker

2:20pm

Keynote Presentation

 

Powering the Modern Data Enterprise: How Data-Driven Teams Use Data Lineage for Strategic Advantage

 

No matter where you look, you’ll find that data lineage is the cornerstone of any successful data-driven initiative. Whether you’re looking for column-level granularity or need a bird’s eye view of your entire pipeline, understanding where data flows from, what happens to it, and how this affects assets downstream is critical for building a foundational trust in data. The challenge lies in knowing how to implement data lineage to truly take advantage of the capabilities it can unlock for your team.

In this enlightening session we’ll discuss how automated data lineage enables enterprise-wide data flow observability and strategic business advantages. Join us to learn about:

 

  • Why automated data lineage is more important than ever
  • Three unique data lineage use cases
  • The core capabilities of MANTA’s automated data lineage platform
Presented by

Joe Chmielewski, Sales Engineer, MANTA

2:55pm

Networking and Exhibit Hall Break 

3:15pm

Keynote Presentation

 

How Modern Data Analytics Platforms Are Being Used to Uncover Additional Value From Your Data

 

Data Warehousing is becoming more and more important for robust analytics as data volumes grow. Analytics use cases are also growing in a range of business functions as more robust data integration and cloud technologies become increasingly available. As more data sources and analytics horsepower becomes available, supplementary use cases can be explored, such as analytic stacks that involve learning more and answering additional questions about your customers.

 

In this session, we will review important considerations associated with the following:

 

  • Review data warehousing trends and burgeoning use cases by business function
  • How to approach cloud technologies with an eye towards reducing TCO
  • Considerations around changing data formats and web service data ingestion
  • What does it take from a technology perspective to answers questions about a customer’s entire (360-degree) journey
Presented by

Adam Luciano, Sr. Director, Product Management, Actian

3:45pm

Panel Discussion

 

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
Moderator

Steve Sarsfield, Sr. Product Marketing Manager – Partner Ecosystem, Vertica

Panelists

Charles Li, Chief Data Officer for Trading, Supply & Midstream, Shell

Solomon Madadha, SVP - Wealth Management Data Analytics & Governance, Regions Bank

Ravi Achukola, AVP, Global IT Digital, Enterprise Data & Analytics , Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Aparna Mangari, Head Data Science & Analytics, Novartis

4:45pm

End of Summit | Thank you!

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Data & Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Business Intelligence, IT, and Data Governance Practitioners Complimentary*

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*Executives representing solution provider organizations can attend through sponsorship. For sponsorship opportunities, contact info@opalgroup.net



Sponsorship Opportunities


More networking, greater interactions, bigger ROI:

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 info@opalgroup.net

  • Defining an Effective Framework to Turn Data and Analytics into Quantifiable Results
  • Implementing an Effective Data Governance Plan to Ensures that Your Data is Managed Efficiently and Strategically
  • Developing a Data-Driven Foundation that Becomes a Key Component of Organizational Culture
  • Utilizing Data-Driven Decision-Making to Improve Organizational Alignment and Grow the Business
  • Making Data & Analytics Strategies a Routine Boardroom Discussion Topic
  • Women in Data & Analytics – Improving Talent and Leadership in Your Data Organization
  • Advocating and Developing Data Literacy to Support a Data Driven Workforce
  • Managing Organizational Data During Times of Uncertainty
  • Implementing an Agile Approach to Data Unification
  • Utilizing Analytics to Improve Customer Engagement and Gain a Competitive Advantage
  • 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.

 

Chief Data Officer
Chief Analytics Officer
Chief Digital Officer
Chief Data Scientist
Chief Data Architect
SVP/VP/Head of Data & Analytics
SVP/VP/Head of Business Insights and Analytics
SVP/VP/Head of Artificial Intelligence
SVP/VP/Head of Business Intelligence
SVP/VP/Head of Machine Learning

 

To request your invitation today, please contact Bobby Swartout at 212-532-9898 ext 248 or email info@opalgroup.net.

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