Day Three: Tuesday, April 21st, 2020

7:30 am - 8:00 am Networking Breakfast

8:00 am - 8:05 am Chairperson's Opening Remarks

As the field of data and analytics grows, women are drastically underrepresented with just about 25 percent holding data science positions. Explore creative and resourceful ways organizations are working to achieve greater diversity and to close the gender gap.

In this session:
•Motivating, upskilling and retaining diverse talent
•Exploring innovative ways to fill the talent gap
•Removing inhibitors and transforming the marketing  of data and analytics  

Kristen Harris

Director, Data Science And Analytics
H&R Block


Devi Kyanam

Senior Director of Data Science


Bindu Chellappan

Vice President

8:40 am - 9:10 am Scaling and Agility Through DataOps

In the rapidly evolving tech space- building quickly with high quality is essential. DataOps begins with agile development to optimize the creation, execution and operation of dataflow pipelines at scale. The session will discuss embracing experimentation and insights delivery including the needed shifts to team structures, business platforms and technology. Developing a DataOps discipline provides a truly agile tech environment with quality output. This talk will look at some practical use cases and lessons learned.

In this session:
•Delivering business value quickly and with high quality
•Aligning teams and processes for agile building to scale
•Providing real-time feedback loops throughout the organization
•Cultivating a forward-thinking vision for truly adopting AI and machine learning

9:15 am - 9:45 am Business Meeting

9:45 am - 10:15 am Business Meeting

10:15 am - 10:45 am Business Meeting

10:45 am - 11:00 am Networking Break

Gain winning data, marketing and analytics insights from executives in professional sports. From the pre-game, game-day, to the post-game experience along with data used to field the teams, view what makes a successful sports data strategy.

•Breaking down barriers and building game-winning partnerships
•Improving effectiveness with the right data tools at the right time
•Addressing and overcoming ethical and privacy challenges in utilizing data
•Evolving strategies to take your play to the next level


Josh Brickman

Vice President, Business Strategy
Boston Bruins


Joshua Margulies

Director Of Integrated Brand Marketing
Jacksonville Jaguars


Joseph Myers

Director, Baseball Performance Science
Tampa Bay Rays

11:40 am - 12:20 pm Workshop: 50 Ways to Fight Bias with

Gender bias is holding women back in the workplace. Whether deliberate or unconscious, bias makes it harder for women to get hired and promoted and negatively impacts their day-to-day work experiences. This hurts women and makes it difficult for companies to level the playing field.

This workshop is a hands-on activity that will highlight specific examples of gender bias in the workplace and offers research-backed recommendations for what to do.  

Key evidence-based research findings include:

  • Diverse teams are often more innovative and productive
  • Companies with more women in leadership roles perform better, and employees on diverse and inclusive teams put in more effort, stay longer, and demonstrate more commitment
  • Organizations with diverse leadership realize higher profit

12:20 pm - 12:25 pm Chairperson's Closing Remarks

12:25 pm - 12:30 pm Exchange Concludes