Agenda Day 1: Sunday, November 17, 2019

10:15 am - 10:45 am Registration

10:45 am - 10:50 am Welcome Orientation

10:50 am - 11:00 am Thoughtexchange Technology Introduction


Ted Sfikas

Director of Solutions Consulting, North America & LATAM

11:05 am - 11:45 am Communicating the Necessity & ROI of Healthcare Analytics to the C-Suite

The healthcare industry stands poised for radical transformation thanks to the integration of AI, advanced analytics, population health and precision medicine. Due to the complex regulatory constraints associated with sensitive patient data as well as the variety of stakeholders involved along the care continuum, CDAO’s within the space are tasked with a unique set of challenges to truly delivery the value of these innovative technologies. This session will explore effective strategies to communicate the intrinsic value and demonstrate ROI of data science related projects to other members of the C-suite taking into account the unique constraints that the healthcare industry is tasked with overcoming.

11:50 am - 12:15 pm Conceptualizing an Outcome-Driven Governance Model & Optimizing the Decision Making Process

Steven Stepp - Vice President of Analytics, Catholic Health Services of Long Island
The integration of advanced data and analytics capabilities into a complex, high volume health system necessitates the development of a data governance framework that accounts for the unique variables associated with the healthcare space. Steve Stepp, Vice President of Analytics at Catholic Health Services of Long Island, will highlight how he’s forging a “single pane of glass” approach to data-driven decision making in order to improve agility and ensure that data-related investments are being fully leveraged to improve the patient experience. 

Join this session to learn how to:
•Develop a framework to identify clinically relevant data to empower last-mile decision making
•Implement an objective-centered data management strategy
•Promoting an ownership model can lead to improved organization alignment and support governance framework 


Steven Stepp

Vice President of Analytics
Catholic Health Services of Long Island

12:15 pm - 12:45 pm There Is No AI Without An IA: An Information Architecture for Healthcare Big Data

Ed Macko - VP, Industry Data Science Elite & Healthcare CTO, IBM Cloud and Cognitive Software, IBM
AI is the defining transformation technology of our time. But, despite all of the hype, history, and potential of AI, adoption remains relatively low. Why? Because while we understand the power of AI, many of us just aren't sure how to fully unleash its potential. The more an organization desires to achieve with AI, the more vital their data infrastructure becomes. The problem is, 81% of business leaders do not understand the data required for AI. And, even if they did, 80% of data is either inaccessible, untrusted, or unanalyzed. * With a unified, prescriptive information architecture, organizations can accelerate their journey to AI and modernize their data architecture to make it ready for an AI and multicloud world.  
 * Source:  MIT/Sloan  ”Reshaping business with AI”


Ed Macko

VP, Industry Data Science Elite & Healthcare CTO, IBM Cloud and Cognitive Software

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm Networking Lunch

Healthcare organizations are increasingly expected to utilize advanced analytics to provide an array of actionable insights in a variety of clinical and commercial contexts. This panel will focus on gaining insights from a cross-collaborative panel of industry leaders who have successfully identified strategies to tailor their enterprises’ data governance structure to drive both improved business outcomes as well as improved clinical outcomes. 

Kamayini Kaul

Global Head of Data Lakes & Integration
Bristol-Myers Squibb


Darrell Bilbrey

Vice President, Corporate Systems & Business Intelligence
Encompass Health Corporation


Kamaljeet Ghotra

Head of Data Governance
University of California, San Francisco

2:25 pm - 2:55 pm Addressing the Privacy Paradox: How to Balance Personalization with Data Privacy

Dave Lucas - Senior Director of Product, Tealium


Dave Lucas

Senior Director of Product

2:55 pm - 3:00 pm 5 Minute Transition

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Business Meetings

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Business Meetings

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Business Meetings

4:30 pm - 4:50 pm Networking Break

4:50 pm - 5:20 pm Creating Organizational Alignment by Leveraging Clinical Analytics to Improve Care Effectiveness

Dr. Angela Winegar - Senior Director of Health Economics & Clinical Effectiveness, Ascension
The integration of advanced analytics and reporting measures into clinical workflows necessitates close collaboration between data science leaders and clinicians. As value-based care and other alternative payment models continue to reshape traditional care delivery models, it’s becoming increasingly critical that organizations implement a proactive approach to deploy predicative analytic and other advanced technologies into clinical environments. Angela Winegar, Senior Director, Health Economics and Clinical Effectiveness at the Ascension Data Sciences Institute, will lead this session exploring her approach to developing a results-driven approach to building consensus among clinical, financial, and administrative leaders through translational analytics.

Participate in this session to gain insights into:
•The importance of creating real-world, holistic models that accurately measure clinical effectiveness 
•Creating a framework to track costs savings generated from optimized clinical processes and reductions in clinical variation
•Developing and accessing strategies to harness clinical analytics to improve performance under alternative payment models


Dr. Angela Winegar

Senior Director of Health Economics & Clinical Effectiveness

5:20 pm - 5:50 pm Cocktail & Networking Reception