Day 1: Sunday August 4th, 2019
10:30 am - 11:00 am Registration
11:00 am - 11:05 am Welcome Orientation
11:05 am - 11:15 am Thoughtexchange Technology Introduction
11:15 am - 11:25 am Chairperson's Welcome & Opening Remarks
11:25 am - 12:05 pm From Metal Bender to App Developer: An Analytics Journey
As the role of the CDAO continues to evolve and play an increasingly important role in driving enterprise value, it’s more important now than ever that CDAO’s focus on developing a cross-functional, agile approach to the deployment of operational analytics. Learn from the real-world experience of your peers and gain valuable insights into the challenges and opportunities related to taking a proactive role in encouraging the use of soft skills and communication to bridge the information gap between the Data and Analytics team and the C-suite. Delve into the ways in which peers have created innovative, measureable KPI’s to communicate your value to the CEO and beyond. Key focus areas include:
•Emerging need to look beyond traditional forms of resource allocation and annual CapEx and OpEx planning to achieve the agility required to fully realize the long-term value that D+A can provide
•Making the case for an innovation budget which is more open-ended and less focused on defining specific projects
•How CDAO’s can pioneer data-driven culture and encourage digital transformation
•Reevaluating KPI’s to translate business value to other member of the C-suite
Jeff HamiltonHead of Consumer Insights
12:05 pm - 12:35 pm How to Build Out Cutting-Edge Data Analytics Divisions at Legacy and CPG Companies
As analytics has rapidly emerged as a key competitive differentiator in incumbent markets, it’s becoming critical that legacy organizations prioritize the development of data analytics divisions in order to identify new, data-centric business models and ensure agility in the age of digital transformation. Brian Pivar, Senior Director of Data & Analytics at The Kraft-Heinz Company, will guide us through some of the strategies he’s employing to foster a spirit of data-driven growth and innovation throughout the enterprise.
Gain some insight into how this organization has:
• Created a framework to evaluate and select the optimal stack of BI tools
• Worked towards creating cultural alignment within the organization
• Balancing quick wins vs. long term project
Brian PivarSenior Director Data & Analytics
12:35 pm - 1:05 pm Lead with Speed- Next Generation Data Architecture Strategies For The Data Center & Cloud
Modern use cases such as the customer journey and hyper-personalization have blurred the boundaries between operational and analytics systems. Legacy operational databases and enterprise data warehouses find it really challenging to keep up with the demand for real-time insight. With all the hype in the industry about the next “new thing” how are real-world data-driven companies bridging the gap and making the data warehouse modernization journey between their existing IT investments and the promise of the agile, real-time enterprise in the cloud.
In this session you’ll learn:
- The critical need for hybrid data to help scale, standardize and break silos
- The key characteristics of an enterprise-class cloud data warehouse
- Why over 60% of data migrations fail and how to ensure yours is not next
- A real-time Data Warehouse? Can I leverage AI and ML too?
David CollinsVice President
2:05 pm - 2:45 pm How Do You Develop & Retain Top Talent in a Competitive Job Market?
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm Jumpstart Your Real-World AI Intiative
Delivery of AI and ML for your enterprise or mission is far from commoditized. There are numerous challenges in delivering a sustainable data platform for sharing and consuming data and models within your organization. In this talk, we will discuss insights and lessons learned from helping deploy a number of AI systems, including one of the world’s fastest supercomputers dedicated to AI and many of the world’s most recognized brands in autonomous cars.
Brian CarpenterSenior Director, Field Technology & Strategy
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm Business Meeting
3:45 pm - 4:15 pm Business Meeting
4:15 pm - 4:45 pm Business Meeting
4:45 pm - 5:00 pm Networking Break
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm Using AI To Transform Clinical Outcomes & Reduce Resource-Heavy Expenditures
AI has increasingly become a powerful tool to enhance clinical outcomes and pioneer a more holistic, personalized approach to healthcare. Somesh Nigam, SVP and Chief Data and Analytics Officer of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana, will dive into ways in which his organization has pioneered the use of integrated data and predictive modelling to determine optimal times to deploy intensive, resource-heavy interventions and preventive treatment.
Join this session to learn about topics including:
• Developing imperatives for big data analytics infrastructure
• Supporting population health management
• Managing quality and costs through analytics tools
• Driving effective coordination between both external and internal stakeholders to provide more actionable insights
Somesh NigamSenior Vice President, Chief Analytics and Data Officer
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
5:30 pm - 5:45 pm Collaborative and Courageous Leadership
Learn how innovative and dynamic leaders are leading the way by having courageous conversations within their organization. Discover how organizations are creating a culture that promotes openness, transparency and collaboration by empowering their employees to share their voice and consider the thoughts and ideas of others; shifting the corporate paradigm from closed and knowing to open and learning. In this session you’ll learn what collaborative and courageous leadership means to you and those around you.
Colin BenderSales Development Representative
5:45 pm - 6:30 pm Data: The Next Frontier
Explore opportunities to build on the analysis we already do (using new data or gaining additional insights from existing data) and identify actions we can take beginning tomorrow.
Michael RobertsDirector of Customer Engagement
Quick fire presentations, 10 minutes each, designed to ignite innovation. They will inform you of new technologies and trends that top CDAOs are leveraging to bring value to their organizations.