28 - 30 April, 2019
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Toronto, ON

Day 3: Tuesday, April 30th

8:00 am - 8:30 am Networking Breakfast

8:30 am - 8:35 am Chairperson's Remarks

Gary Howe, Enterprise Sales Manager at DataStax

Gary Howe

Enterprise Sales Manager

The war for talent is very real within the data and analytics space.  The significant shortage of experienced talent makes finding candidates with the right skills and experiences a rare thing indeed.  When you d find that rare person, the development and retention strategies must be properly defined and well executed or the talent you do manage to get in the front door will quickly walk right out the back door.

Join this discussion to learn about innovative and creative strategies that are being used to build effective data and analytics organizations

Ghalem Ben Nouna, Senior Director Data Management & BI at Ivanhoé Cambridge

Ghalem Ben Nouna

Senior Director Data Management & BI
Ivanhoé Cambridge

Ade Oridate, Director, Analytics Governance at Sun Life Financial

Ade Oridate

Director, Analytics Governance
Sun Life Financial

Palash Thakur, Senior Director, Enterprise Analytics at Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

Palash Thakur

Senior Director, Enterprise Analytics
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

Karl Martineau, Chief Information Officer at Legal Aid Ontario

Karl Martineau

Chief Information Officer
Legal Aid Ontario

9:15 am - 9:45 am Implementing the Data Infrastructure – Corralling the Business to Support New Initiatives

This session will detail the practical steps EllisDon has taken to accelerate the implementation of its data infrastructure.  We will explore specific examples of the journey so far and the road still ahead.

You will hear how EllisDon:
•Established the value of new initiatives with business users
•Built consensus and support for the strategy
•Systematically created a roadmap for implementation

Karim Ayad, Vice President, Product, Data & Software Engineering at EllisDon

Karim Ayad

Vice President, Product, Data & Software Engineering

9:45 am - 10:00 am Networking Break

10:00 am - 10:30 am Business Meetings

10:30 am - 11:00 am Business Meetings

11:00 am - 11:30 am How the Right MDM Strategy Can Accelerate the Enterprise Data Journey

MDM is an integral part of organizational analytics efforts. There is need for high-quality data that helps improve business outcomes with trusted, relevant, and authoritative information. Customer experience will be their primary basis for competition and that can only be supported with a well implemented MDM strategy.
MDM implementations continue to be characterized by lengthy timelines, effort and obscurities. Knowing the best practices and learning from experience is one of the best ways to ensure you make your adoption fail proof.

Key discussion points
• Making the business case for MDM
• Creating an MDM centric culture
• Implementing MDM Governance
• Modern trends in MDM
Nabarun Lahiri, Director Enterprise Data & AI at Bank of Montreal

Nabarun Lahiri

Director Enterprise Data & AI
Bank of Montreal

11:30 am - 12:00 pm The Future Role Of The Chief Data Officer

As the roles of the CDO continue to evolve from a mere carve out of the CIO to a true seat at the table many questions about the future of the role exist.  How will the role and organizational structure evolve from a very tactical role to one of increased strategy, vision and leadership?  How will those skills be developed?  What is the ideal reporting structure to allow for true innovation and creativity?

Listen and participate in this very topical and important discussion about what the future will be and where you will fit in.

12:00 pm - 12:05 pm Chairperson's Closing Remarks

Gary Howe, Enterprise Sales Manager at DataStax

Gary Howe

Enterprise Sales Manager

12:05 pm - 12:05 pm End of Exchange