Main Conference: Day One

06/10/2016

The agenda for Chief Analytics Officer, Fall will be made available next year. To register your interest in the event please contact [email protected]

Please see below for the 2016 agenda, to see what topics were covered, and the speaker faculty for the 2016 event.

8.45am- 9.00am

Chair’s Opening Remarks

Speaking
Doug Hague
Executive Vice President, Chief Analytics Officer - Bank of America Merchant Services

9.00am- 9.30am

Keynote Presentation: Making analytics actionable and driving value for your business

Understanding how advanced data analytics can be utilized to tackle business challenges and produce tangible outcomes. How can we empower non-technical analysts to use analytical tools and make better informed judgments? Can democratizing data help to break down siloes and lead to a greater data-driven culture?

Speaking
Doug Hague
Executive Vice President, Chief Analytics Officer - Bank of America Merchant Services

9:30am- 10:00am

Keynote Presentation: How not to be data rich & decision poor

Navigating the ever-transforming technology, customer and competitor landscape. How can executives make complex business decisions in an environment which is constantly evolving? Getting analytics-driven insights to those who need it most – how to avoid data being ‘trapped’ amongst a select few within your company. How can the data in your hands empower everyone in… Read more.

Speaking
Paul Blase
Global and US Data and Analytics Consulting Leader - PwC

10.00am- 10.30am

Keynote Presentation: Business collaboration and IT

Working with internal stakeholders to drive support and innovation – Examining the importance of relationships with CEO/CIO/CTO/CDO Discussing the importance of involving the IT department in your activities, clearly explaining the benefits and strategies for keeping them on side. Where do you draw the line between analytics and IT, in what ways do the functions… Read more.

Speaking
Linda Apsley
VP, Revenue & Data Engineering - Time Inc.

10.30am- 11.00am

Panel Discussion: Life beyond the honeymoon period – Continuing to prove value as the CAO

Where are you in the analytics curve – where are the opportunities to grow? Analytics maturity and what vectors should you be looking at. What do you do after you get past the ‘religious stage’ how do you prove real ROI? How can we shift our time and focus from ensuring data quality and data… Read more.

Speaking
Bruce Rogers
Chief Insights Officer - Forbes
Nona Janssen Walls
SVP, IT, Enterprise Data & Analytics - Lionsgate

11:30am- 12:00pm

Keynote Presentation: A Successful data science journey – Transitioning from business intelligence to advanced scientific models

How to empower analytics teams to create impactful & reproducible work The common pitfalls most teams get trapped by today When to use simple measurement vs. machine learning Common abstractions & frameworks that empower analysts and data scientists, as well as current gaps

Speaking

12.00pm- 12.30pm

Keynote Presentation: The Art and Science of Real-Time Analytics

Discussing the benefits of Real-Time analytics – how can it help you better serve your customers? Examining the ways in which organizations can get faster at reacting to and analyzing the constant stream of data. Looking at the ways in which organizations can collapse the speed of decision making benefiting the customer and your business.

Speaking
Olaf Larson
Senior Principal and Advanced Analytics Capability Lead - Clarity Solution Group

12.30pm- 1.00pm

Panel Discussion: Operationalizing analytics – Essential elements for a successful analytical environment

Examining the impact of where the analytics function sits within your organization, the challenges this poses and strategies for overcoming them. Examining organizational and technical infrastructure and what this means for integrating analytics within your business and analytical delivery. Breaking down data and departmental siloes to effectively manage risks and capitalize on opportunities.

Speaking
Andy Pulkstenis
Director, Advanced Analytics - State Farm Insurance
Michael Berger
Head of Population Health Analytics - Mount Sinai Health
Melanie Shipek
Director of Enterprise Data & Analytics - Sanford Health
John Lodmell
VP, Credit & Data Analytics - Advance America

Discussion Group Session 1

2.00pm- 2.45pm

Discussion Group 1A: Winning the talent war – attracting and retaining top analytics and data talent in a hyper-competitive market

Discussing strategies for attracting top talent – what is most attractive to analytics talent today and how can your company compete? Where are the best places to look for talent? Internal vs. external discussed. What are the pros and cons of hiring straight out of college? Once you have attained your killer analytics team, trained… Read more.

Beverly Wright
Executive Director, Business Analytics Center - Georgia Institute Technology
Nikhil Aggarwal
Executive Director, Financial Crime Compliance Analytics - Standard Chartered Bank
Nona Janssen Walls
SVP, IT, Enterprise Data & Analytics - Lionsgate

2.00pm- 2.45pm

Discussion Group 1B: Fostering a data-driven culture and driving internal engagement for success

Business engagement – what is the best way to organize with internal stakeholders to deliver analytical services and how frequently should you engage with them? Where should the analytics team be located within the business? Discussing the benefits of sitting along side the business units that you serve. Discussing the tactics you can employ for… Read more.

Richard Sheng
Head of Customer Experience Analytics - TE Connectivity
John Lodmell
VP, Credit & Data Analytics - Advance America
Chris Dingle
Director of Customer Intelligence - Rogers Communications
Dipti Patel-Misra
Chief Data & Analytics Officer - CEP America

2.00pm- 2.45pm

Discussion Group 1C: Creating an architecture for analytics

Discussing the ecosystem of data warehouses/lakes/the cloud, what is needed to build and effective analytics environment. Examining the benefits and pit falls of each approach. Discussing what is needed in this new world of analytics, with ever growing data sets, fringe data, upgraded tools and processes and security threats, how do you build the right… Read more.

Oliver Halter
Principal, Big Data Analytics & Information Strategy Practice - PwC
Doug Hague
Executive Vice President, Chief Analytics Officer - Bank of America Merchant Services

Discussion Group Session 2

2.45pm- 3.30pm

Discussion Group 2A: Diversity and inclusion – Creating equal opportunities

Discussing the problem organizations collectively face – the dearth of women entering technology fields and the lack of technologists for technology roles. Examining the opportunities and challenges for women within the data and analytics space What can be done to encourage more women to not only join the discipline but excel within it?

Richard Sheng
Head of Customer Experience Analytics - TE Connectivity
Chantal Berthiaume
Director of Commercial Analytics & Customer insight - Air Canada
Christina Hoy
Vice President, Corporate Business Information & Analytics Division - WSIB

2.45pm- 3.30pm

Discussion Group 2B: Predictive, prescriptive and experimental analytics for the smart enterprise

An insight into how organizations are applying advanced analytics to gain a 360 degree view of their customers. Examining the use of predictive analytics, experimental analytics and data visualization for in-depth insights and effectiveness. Discussing the different approaches to using advanced and predictive analytics, e.g. in-database, in-Hadoop, in-stream and in-memory

Vishwa Kolla
AVP, Head of Advanced Analytics - John Hancock Insurance
Len Usvyat, PhD
Vice President, Integrated Care Analytics - Fresenius Medical Care North America
Alfred Essa
Vice President, R&D and Analytics - McGraw-Hill Education

2.45pm- 3.30pm

Discussion Group 2C: Getting the building blocks right – Balancing Data Governance and Innovation

Assessing the integrity of your data – Understanding how to identify and address the most common causes of enterprise data quality problems and discussing strategies for data cleansing. Does the democratization of data defy governance? How to approach data governance in the new world of self-service analytics. Debating data ownership – how to ensure a consistent… Read more.

Michael Berger
Head of Population Health Analytics - Mount Sinai Health
Romi Mahajan
Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) - TimeXtender
Jodi Morton
VP, Single Family Data Governance & Management - Freddie Mac

4.00pm- 4.30pm

Keynote Presentation: Balancing governance and broader analytic deployment

Increasing analytic deployment to operationalize decision making and monetize data assets. Expanding governance strategies to incorporate data, analytics and user requirements. Finding the shortest paths to analytic ROI.

Speaking
Michael Corcoran
Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer - Information Builders

4.30pm- 5.00pm

Keynote Presentation: Do you know, or do you think you know? Incorporating business experiments into strategy development

Introducing the concept of business testing, how companies are using it to gain insight and increase profitability. Step-by-step guide for changing, creating or improving a testing culture, as well as how to address common barriers. Exploring State Farm’s journey from minimal business experimentation to a more ambitious culture of testing. Examining case study examples from… Read more.

Speaking
Andy Pulkstenis
Director, Advanced Analytics - State Farm Insurance

5.00pm- 5.30pm

Keynote Presentation: Embedding Machine Learning into business processes at scale using a factory approach

Create and train predictive models using automated techniques and enable business analysts to play a key role in the predictive value chain Deploy and maintain thousands of predictive models across your enterprise and allow your data science team to maintain each at peak performance with a minimum of effort Examine the complementary role automated predictive… Read more.

Speaking
Doug Freud
Associate Vice President, Innovation, Data Science, & Data Strategy - SAP

5.30pm- 6.00pm

Panel Discussion: Navigating the fragmented and fast paced vendor landscape

Making sense of he vendor landscape – with so many tools, platforms and software, how do you know what’s right for your business and function? How to keep pace with rapid technology innovation, technology moves so fast, how do you stay current without tones of investment? What are the trade offs between cost, security, speed… Read more.

Speaking
Linda Apsley
VP, Revenue & Data Engineering - Time Inc.
Rick Watrall
Chief Analytics Officer - Horizon Media