CDO Summit - US East | May 6-8, 2019 | Chateau Elan - Atlanta, GA, USA

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Keynote Presentation

Visionary speaker presents to entire audience on key issues, challenges and business opportunities

Keynote Presentations give attending delegates the opportunity to hear from leading voices in the industry. These presentations feature relevant topics and issues aligned with the speaker's experience and expertise, selected by the speaker in concert with the summit's Content Committee." title="Keynote Presentations give attending delegates the opportunity to hear from leading voices in the industry. These presentations feature relevant topics and issues aligned with the speaker's experience and expertise, selected by the speaker in concert with the summit's Content Committee.

Executive Visions

Panel moderated by Master of Ceremonies and headed by four executives discussing critical business topics

Executive Visions sessions are panel discussions that enable in-depth exchanges on critical business topics. Led by a moderator, these sessions encourage attending executives to address industry challenges and gain insight through interaction with expert panel members." title="Executive Visions sessions are panel discussions that enable in-depth exchanges on critical business topics. Led by a moderator, these sessions encourage attending executives to address industry challenges and gain insight through interaction with expert panel members.

Thought Leadership

Solution provider-led session giving high-level overview of opportunities

Led by an executive from the vendor community, Thought Leadership sessions provide comprehensive overviews of current business concerns, offering strategies and solutions for success. This is a unique opportunity to access the perspective of a leading member of the vendor community." title="Led by an executive from the vendor community, Thought Leadership sessions provide comprehensive overviews of current business concerns, offering strategies and solutions for success. This is a unique opportunity to access the perspective of a leading member of the vendor community.

Think Tank

End user-led session in boardroom style, focusing on best practices

Think Tanks are interactive sessions that place delegates in lively discussion and debate. Sessions admit only 15-20 participants at a time to ensure an intimate environment in which delegates can engage each other and have their voices heard." title="Think Tanks are interactive sessions that place delegates in lively discussion and debate. Sessions admit only 15-20 participants at a time to ensure an intimate environment in which delegates can engage each other and have their voices heard.

Roundtable

Interactive session led by a moderator, focused on industry issue

Led by an industry analyst, expert or a member of the vendor community, Roundtables are open-forum sessions with strategic guidance. Attending delegates gather to collaborate on common issues and challenges within a format that allows them to get things done." title="Led by an industry analyst, expert or a member of the vendor community, Roundtables are open-forum sessions with strategic guidance. Attending delegates gather to collaborate on common issues and challenges within a format that allows them to get things done.

Case Study

Overview of recent project successes and failures

Case Studies allow attending executives to hear compelling stories about implementations and projects, emphasizing best practices and lessons learned. Presentations are immediately followed by Q&A sessions." title="Case Studies allow attending executives to hear compelling stories about implementations and projects, emphasizing best practices and lessons learned. Presentations are immediately followed by Q&A sessions.

Focus Group

Discussion of business drivers within a particular industry area

Focus Groups allow executives to discuss business drivers within particular industry areas. These sessions allow attendees to isolate specific issues and work through them. Presentations last 15-20 minutes and are followed by Q&A sessions." title="Focus Groups allow executives to discuss business drivers within particular industry areas. These sessions allow attendees to isolate specific issues and work through them. Presentations last 15-20 minutes and are followed by Q&A sessions.

Analyst Q&A Session

Moderator-led coverage of the latest industry research

Q&A sessions cover the latest industry research, allowing attendees to gain insight on topics of interest through questions directed to a leading industry analyst." title="Q&A sessions cover the latest industry research, allowing attendees to gain insight on topics of interest through questions directed to a leading industry analyst.

Vendor Showcase

Several brief, pointed overviews of the newest solutions and services

Taking the form of three 10-minute elevator pitches by attending vendors, these sessions provide a concise and pointed overview of the latest solutions and services aligned with attendee needs and preferences." title="Taking the form of three 10-minute elevator pitches by attending vendors, these sessions provide a concise and pointed overview of the latest solutions and services aligned with attendee needs and preferences.

Executive Exchange

Pre-determined, one-on-one interaction revolving around solutions of interest

Executive Exchanges offer one-on-one interaction between executives and vendors. This is an opportunity for both parties to make key business contacts, ask direct questions and get the answers they need. Session content is prearranged and based on mutual interest." title="Executive Exchanges offer one-on-one interaction between executives and vendors. This is an opportunity for both parties to make key business contacts, ask direct questions and get the answers they need. Session content is prearranged and based on mutual interest.

Open Forum Luncheon

Informal discussions on pre-determined topics

Led by a moderator, Open Forum Luncheons offer attendees informal, yet focused discussions on current industry topics and trends over lunch." title="Led by a moderator, Open Forum Luncheons offer attendees informal, yet focused discussions on current industry topics and trends over lunch.

Networking Session

Unique activities at once relaxing, enjoyable and productive

Networking opportunities take various unique forms, merging enjoyable and relaxing activities with an environment conducive to in-depth conversation. These gatherings allow attendees to wind down between sessions and one-on-one meetings, while still furthering discussions and being productive." title="Networking opportunities take various unique forms, merging enjoyable and relaxing activities with an environment conducive to in-depth conversation. These gatherings allow attendees to wind down between sessions and one-on-one meetings, while still furthering discussions and being productive.

 

Monday, May 6, 2019 - CDO Summit - US East

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Registration & Greeting

 

1:00 pm - 1:10 pm

Welcome Address & Opening Remarks

 

1:10 pm - 1:45 pm

Keynote Presentation

The Future of Data Management Strategy

Information is a non-physical company asset. Data quality, quantity, and the analytics that are derived from that information, are increasingly playing a larger revenue generating role for enterprises. How that data is stored, managed, licensed, and leased will be determine by the data leaders of each organization.

Takeaways:

  1. Identifying new data solution vendors based on key metrics
  2. Future of the data marketplace
  3. Patenting algorithms and other revenue generating activities
 

1:50 pm - 2:25 pm

Keynote Presentation

Hybrid Data Management: How Unleashing the Power of Your Data Can Help Transform Your Business

Hybrid Data Management is the foundation for data that will be used in analytics and data science to drive insights for businesses of all sizes and across all industries. It incorporates transactional databases, data warehousing and data lakes with options for on-premises, private and public cloud deployments. Data is the life blood of any organization and it can be a critical asset for the organizations that understand the importance of an uninterrupted flow of information throughout the enterprise.  

Takeaways:

  1. How to ensure that critical applications can run anywhere in an enterprise -- no matter where the data resides
  2. How hybrid data management can benefit your organization 
  3. The challenges to data management deployment
 

2:30 pm - 2:55 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

Overcoming Cloud Data Integration Challenges

As enterprise applications becoming increasingly distributed as a result of broader cloud adoption, so too will enterprise data stores become increasingly distributed. While this presents general data management issues, of particular importance is the challenge of data integration in the cloud. The siloed nature of cloud application deployments radically increases the number of transactions required to consistently aggregate and integrate enterprise data. Add to this the fact that most existing tools are optimized to work between relational databases, while many cloud solutions are based on NoSQL structures and may be required to migrate data through intermediary staging platforms. As transaction volume increases exponentially, so does bandwidth usage and bandwidth cost and so CDO's need to work hard to control this spiral while facilitated clean integration.

Takeaways:

  1. While latency is a big problem for cloud application integration, it is far less of an issue for cloud data integration
  2. Existing data integration tools and processes will continue to work in the short term in a cloud focused world, but transaction volume ultimately will erode savings
  3. As platform diversity increases data integration can become increasingly complex and so alternate tools and techniques will be required to tie everything together
 

3:00 pm - 3:25 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Near Future: Data Science Task Automation

Current predictions state that in less than three years, close to 50% of data science tasks will be automated, removing the many time-consuming activities currently preformed by data scientists. This will inevitably turn the focus more on analytics and more frequent/accurate reporting.

Takeaways:

  1. What tasks will be automated by 2020
  2. Advances in AI that will lead to task automation
  3. How data science will fundamentally change
 

3:25 pm - 3:35 pm

Networking Break

 

3:40 pm - 4:05 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

Increase the Speed and Agility of Data Analytics

Technologies for big data analytics can deliver tremendous business value, and at a lower cost than traditional data management approaches, but early adopters have encountered challenges and learned lessons over the past few years.

Takeaways:

  1. The five worst practices in early deployments and how to avoid them
  2. Best practices for the right architecture to meet the needs of the business
  3. How to ensure highly scalable and elastic big data infrastructure
 

4:10 pm - 4:35 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

New Data Infrastructure Solution

Edge cloud, blockchain, and other innovations are changing the way data is handled, tracked, and stored. All come with advantages as well as limitations compared to the centralized data infrastructure solution. Firms who embrace technological innovation too early might be hindered by the technical difficulties associated with new technology.

Takeaways:

  1. Advantages of data virtualization
  2. Current challenges of blockchain technology
  3. On-premise vs off-premise solutions
 

4:40 pm - 5:05 pm

Solutions Spotlight

Deep dives into the latest and greatest technology solutions to today's business problems.

 

5:10 pm - 6:10 pm

Executive Visions Panel

The Revitalizing Change in the Role of the CDO

A CDO's role, goals and objectives have drastically changed over the years as most CDOs supervise teams and units beyond their data department. Because of these changes in responsibilities, a CIO's success is measured in greater business metrics. As a result, the role of a CDO has become both more attractive and more demanding.

Takeaways:

  1. What are the significant changes regarding the role of the CDO
  2. How to keep up with the changing requirements
  3. How to properly measure a CDO's success
 

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Summit Networking Happy Hour

 

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Welcome Dinner & Entertainment

 

8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

After Dinner Networking

 

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - CDO Summit - US East

7:45 am - 8:30 am

Registration & Networking Breakfast

 

8:30 am - 8:40 am

Welcome & Opening Remarks

 

8:40 am - 9:15 am

Keynote Presentation

How Secure Is Your Company Data?

Managing data assets presents a series of challenges both in-house and with third-party service providers. Creating a security policy that protects your company from outside and inside threats can be challenging with emerging threats from both state and non-state actors.

Takeaways:

  1. Data governance in a cloud environment
  2. Reviewing security policies of third-party cloud service providers
  3. Identifying threats across a distributed network
 

9:20 am - 9:55 am

Keynote Presentation

Using Data & Analytics to Drive Business Transformation

Big Data initiatives have become a reality among almost every company today, however, what we have seen is a lot of initiatives have become just science projects and did not deliver on early expectations. This situation needs to reversed quickly because those organizations that are being successful with Big Data and analytics programs are rapidly leaving those that are unsuccessful in their wake. Big Data and analytics has the potential to be transformational for the enterprise, but IT leaders need to be making the right investments, in the right areas, to ensure optimal success. This discussion will focus on how to use data and analytics to drive true business success and show some real examples of companies and individuals who made a difference.

Takeaways:

  1. Analytics is not a new capability and has always been aligned with the most successful companies
  2. The roles of IT and the lines of business are changing when it comes to data and analytics programs
  3. The business benefits of analytics programs can be huge but efforts need to be constrained so that they don't turn into flights free enough that they find the "unknown unknowns" that truly drive transformation
 

10:00 am - 10:25 am

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Data Privacy Regulations

What companies do with user data is increasingly a topic for debate among many state legislators. The passing of GDPR has forced many US based companies to adopt new strategies for the European market, but a similar trend is emerging in the US as well. States such as California have passed similar legislation regarding the use of consumer data and others are looking to adopt similar measures.

Takeaways:

  1. User Data in a post-GDPR world
  2. Business impact of GDPR-like legislation in the US
  3. Changing data privacy policies and procedures due to political pressure

Think Tank

Edge Cloud: Challenging Traditional Centralized Architecture

Edge Clouds follow the current trend of industry leaders, such as Google, towards distributed cloud architecture. We explore the differences between the two architectures and impact on business.

Takeaways:

  1. Advantages and disadvantages of managing the network inside the datacenter vs the ISP network
  2. Adaptability in peak times
  3. Distance vs latency
 

10:30 am - 10:55 am

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

Going Mobile: Mobility as a Driver of Enterprise Transformation

Mobility has changed everything. Customers expect to engage and consume where and how they want. This power shift from company to customer has put increased pressure on businesses to change. However, mobility can also be the beacon that drives a company's digital transformation due to its universality in experience and understanding.

Takeaways:

  1. Mobility is changing both how employees and customers think about and interact with a company
  2. Mobility can also be the overarching driver that enables a CDO to rally an organization to the next step on the digital transformation journey
 

10:55 am - 11:05 am

Networking Break

 

11:10 am - 11:35 am

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

Analytics & Cloud Together: Accelerating Innovation in the New Cognitive Era

Leading companies are disrupting the status quo by using data to inform business strategy and create new business models that fuel growth. CIOs have the power to uncover the insight that drives disruption and speeds transformation. Learn how leading IT organizations are maximizing the use of open source and cloud technologies alongside on-premises investments to accelerate innovation. And understand how CDOs are embracing new cloud-enabled consumption models while helping ensure data privacy, security and sovereignty.

Takeaways:

  1. Integrating analytics into key applications and systems can enable people throughout an organization to access and act on insights when and where it matters most
  2. Take advantage of more sources to enable better decisions. IT must create an environment with easy access to all types of data - structured and unstructured - from internal sources and those outside the organization
  3. Data science teams are answering the toughest questions by leveraging open source development platforms and tools to build models more quickly and easily
 

11:40 am - 12:05 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Accelerating Application Development

The growth of advanced algorithms and AI has allowed for streamlined application development. As these technologies evolve, productivity is expected to increase and shorten time-to-deliver as a whole. This will reduce the need for human application developers, but open new positions in data science and QA.

Takeaways:

  1. Utilizing AI for application development
  2. The role of advanced analytics in improving speed of delivery
  3. Challenging the traditional data scientist role
 

12:10 pm - 12:35 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

Big Data & Analytics at the Next Level

The explosive growth of data volume and data variety that have characterized this new big data era are set to head in a steeper upward trajectory as IoT moves from being a fringe technology, to a mainstream capability. When a single Boeing 787 is able to capture 70Tb of data per flight from thousands of individual sensors throughout the vehicle, just imagine the data volume that can be captured when not just every plane, or even every vehicle, but every device and every individual is streaming a constant set of status information. Data growth by itself however is only a small portion of the story, as to have value this data must be analyzed in essentially real-time in order to create actionable outcomes.

Takeaways:

  1. Big data today may be big, but every single one of the v's that compose it (Volume, Variety, Velocity, Veracity and Value) is set to increase exponentially as a result of IoT
  2. The ability to analyze, interpret, and find meaning in this vast sea of data will be single biggest differentiator in enterprise success
  3. Enterprises will have to walk a fine line when it comes to privacy of the information they collect to ensure the continued ability to do so
 

12:40 pm - 1:05 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

Big Data Analytics: A Fundamental Shift

We have moved from an information-poor to an information-rich society. Practically unlimited availability of data, computing, networking and socio-mobile connectivity are fundamentally altering our world. In particular, they are enabling businesses to become more effective and efficient by using big data analytics - collecting all relevant data and automating their processing to drive decision making. This represents a fundamental shift from traditional business analytics, where limited amount of structured data is batch-processed to produce standard Business Intelligence reports. We will assess the current state of big data analytics, technology and business trends, and their enormous implications to the future of all businesses.

Takeaways:

  1. How Big Data analytics is different from traditional business analytics
  2. What businesses are getting out of big data analytics
  3. Why Big Data analytics will become critical to every business
 

1:05 pm - 2:15 pm

Working Lunch & Panel

CDO: The "Cultural" Data Officer

It is well-known that CDOs "wear many hats" and are responsible for more than ever before. One of those major responsibilities is driving a culture of innovation and organizational success throughout not only their team, but the entire organization.

Takeaways:

  1. The steps towards establishing a positive and productive culture
  2. The major threats to CDOs and their cultural innovation
  3. Shared success stories from CDOs who have implemented a cultural change
 

2:20 pm - 2:45 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

Navigating Security & Risk in a Changing IT Landscape

Agile, DevOps, containers, microservices and the cloud are all seeing increased adoption across the enterprise. But, while there are valid business reasons to embrace these new models, there is potential risk in implementation. Is this change necessary? If so, how can this change be accommodated effectively, safely? This session will cover some common elements of the risk of change - and of not changing - and suggest approaches to minimize risk as you adopt these new technologies.

Takeaways:

  1. The IT Landscape will continue to change leading to new processes, new technologies and new "standard" ways of doing IT business
  2. This changing Landscape will present security challenges where you will need to balance the "pain of same" vs the "pain of change
 

2:50 pm - 3:15 pm

Solutions Spotlight

Deep dives into the latest and greatest technology solutions to today's business problems.

 

3:20 pm - 3:45 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Enhancing Your Edge

Edge computing is computing topology in which the content collection and delivery are placed closer to their endpoints. The goal of edge computing is to keep the traffic and processing local to eliminate delays and reduce traffic. Currently, edge computing is being driven by IoT and requires processing to be close to the end rather than on a centralized cloud server. However, rather than creating brand new architecture, cloud computing and edge computing will evolve into centralized service executing on centralized servers, on-premise servers and on the edge devices themselves.

Takeaways:

  1. Review your organization's progress within edge computing
  2. How to adapt centralized service execution
  3. The future of edge computing and its potential capabilities
 

3:45 pm - 3:55 pm

Networking Break

 

4:00 pm - 4:25 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

A Strategic Approach to Data Protection

Enterprises around the globe are creating and storing vast amounts of data as part of their daily business. Without classification of that data, enterprises are at risk for internal or external breaches of data and failing to comply with regulations. What's worse, enterprise security and risk managers are working far harder than they need to without even knowing it. In this session we will discuss data protection challenges and how the increasingly complex regulatory compliance landscape is necessitating organizations to leverage data classification across the enterprise for better risk management. If you are a CDO who has been told to do data classification, this session is for you.

Takeaways:

  1. Why organizations need to focus on data as part of a holistic risk management approach
  2. How organizations can tackle regulatory compliance challenges with data classification
  3. How the value data classification brings can extend beyond security (i.e. softer organization issues such as awareness and culture)
 

4:30 pm - 4:55 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Exploring Innovation in Distributed Cloud Architecture

New innovations to the distributed cloud network, as Edge Cloud, run different value-added services that are managed close to clients and users. This cloud architecture relies on small to medium datacenters located at the beginning of ISP networks that are currently under-utilized.

Takeaways:

  1. Are the design costs of edge cloud architecture economically viable
  2. Is cloud computing more energy efficient?
  3. Utilizing home gateways to provide services and impact on business
 

5:00 pm - 5:20 pm

Governing Board Executive Visions

What's the Next Stop On the Transformation Journey?

Our Governing Board will summarize the learnings from the day and discuss the path forward for building an ongoing community of CDOs, where common issues can be addressed and success stories can be shared.

Takeaways:

  1. Building an ongoing community with your peers can be an invaluable resource for tackling the digital transformation projects ahead of you
  2. Sharing stories of success (and failures) is not reserved to a one-day CDO Summit, but should be shared on a regular basis with your peers
 

5:20 pm - 5:30 pm

Closing Remarks

 

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Summit Networking Happy Hour

 

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Networking Dinner in the Winery

 

8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

After Dinner Networking & Entertainment

 

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - CDO Summit - US East

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Golf Tournament & Spa Appointments

Optional - Sign-up and Pricing available upon request