Main Conference: Day Two

07/10/2016

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.

8.30am- 8.45am

Chair’s Opening Remarks

Speaking

8.45am- 9:15am

Keynote Presentation: Data, data everywhere so lets all have a drink

In a world where everyone is using analytics how do you really compete? Discussing strategies for maintaining your competitive edge. Discussing data vs. modeling – which is going to gain you a bigger advantage in your market place? Assessing the availability of new data sets, how do you decide what is relevant for your business? 

Speaking
Scott Hallworth
Chief Data Officer & Chief Model Risk Officer - Capital One

9.15am- 9.45am

Keynote Presentation: Advanced analytics and data science on Hadoop

How to transform into a data-driven organization; inclusive of people, process, and technology. Examine the importance of Data Science and Machine Learning in Big Data and Hadoop and how users are modernizing their efforts. Discussing leading projects in the Hadoop ecosystem which are driving adoption of Data Science and Machine Learning within it, as well… Read more.

Speaking
Jordan Volz
Systems Engineer - Cloudera

9.45am- 10:15am

Keynote Presentation: Making data talk – Converting complexity into simplicity

Discussing strategies you can employ for promoting an analytically driven culture within your business. Examining the importance of tailoring the communication of your knowledge and insights for your audience. The art of storytelling – why this skill is so important for your team. What tools are available to help analytics proliferation throughout the business? Visualization… Read more.

Speaking
Eric Daly
Vice President, Data Science & Analytics - Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

10.15am- 10.45am

Panel Discussion: Ethics and Liability – The moral dimension

In a world where data is exploding and regulation is struggling to keep up, just because it’s legal does it mean you should use/do it? What are the ethical considerations for using certain types of data? With so many means of collecting data, should we? And should data be collected even if there is no… Read more.

Speaking
Michael Berger
Head of Population Health Analytics - Mount Sinai Health
Jodi Morton
VP, Single Family Data Governance & Management - Freddie Mac

11.15am- 11.45am

Keynote Presentation: Topic TBC

Speaking
Michael Booth
Analytic Search for Big Data - Thoughtspot

11.45am- 12.15pm

Keynote Presentation: From Big Data to Big Business Value – Gaining competitive advantage by building smarter organizations

Exploring the ways in which leading high-tech, high-growth organizations convert their data into actionable insights Examining the ways in which you can learn from mistakes and overcome roadblocks to develop more mature analytic cultures Looking at the ways in which leading companies improvise and reorganize to capture the competitive value of their ‘Big Data’.

Speaking

12.15pm- 12.30pm

Comfort Break


Discussion Group Session 3

12.30pm- 1.15pm

Discussion Group 3A: Building a great Analytics team – Are we hunting for unicorns…?

What are the key characteristics an Analyst needs? – Discussing the importance of critical thinking, culture and industry knowledge…it’s not all about the maths! Assessing the quality of university programs, are students graduating with the correct skills for the workplace? Examining the impact of Millennial’s becoming a major part of the workforce and how to… Read more.

Beverly Wright
Executive Director, Business Analytics Center - Georgia Institute Technology
Scott Hallworth
Chief Data Officer & Chief Model Risk Officer - Capital One

12.30pm- 1.15pm

Discussion Group 3B: The ‘creepy factor’ – How far is too far when trying to better serve your customers?

Discussing the availability of consumer data and the benefits and pitfalls of its different uses. Helpful vs. invasive – considering how an action might make you or a customer feel – is there such a thing as being too helpful? Who owns the data? Is your anonymous data truly anonymous – privacy rights – does… Read more.

Vishwa Kolla
AVP, Head of Advanced Analytics - John Hancock Insurance
Connie Zhang
VP - Enterprise Risk Management & Chief Data Office - Bank of China

12.30pm- 1.15pm

Discussion Group 3C: Strategies for securing budget and investment for your analytical function

Discussing approaches and strategies for gaining budget and buy in. Justifying the business case and making it tangible for your organization. How do you pitch to senior management to justify expanding your team? Once you have attained the budget how do you balance delivery and managing expectations?

Rick Watrall
Chief Analytics Officer - Horizon Media

Discussion Group Session 4

2.15pm- 3.00pm

Discussion Group 4A: Interdepartmental relations – Building positive relations with internal stakeholders

Establishing remit and avoiding territorial conflict Growing salaries and expectations – discussing the ways in which you can maintain the balance between investment and deliverables whilst keeping the business on your side. Creating internal evangelists to help departmental buy in, support, trust and understanding.

Jodi Morton
VP, Single Family Data Governance & Management - Freddie Mac
John France
Head of Sales Operations & Analytics - Valeant Pharmaceuticals

2.15pm- 3.00pm

Discussion Group 4B: Structuring teams for success and business integration

Examining which company dynamics impact the way in which you structure your team and why they matter? Defining the operating model – what is the best way to organize your teams to be effective and deliver services in the most efficient way? Discussing the challenges around business integration, how do you embed analytics within your… Read more.

Babak Shafiei
Director, Enterprise Business Intelligence - Suncor Energy
Joe Caserta
President and Founder - Caserta Concepts
Nikhil Aggarwal
Executive Director, Financial Crime Compliance Analytics - Standard Chartered Bank

2.15pm- 3.00pm

Discussion Group 4C: Assessing the impact and opportunities presented through new data sources

Examining the ways in which new movements such as the IoT and smart mobility etc. is impacting business, changing competition and the ways in which you organize your company. What opportunities do new data sources such as IoT, web, social, mobile, and ecommerce present? How can Chief Analytics Officers ensure their organization is successfully exploiting… Read more.

Vishwa Kolla
AVP, Head of Advanced Analytics - John Hancock Insurance
Nona Janssen Walls
SVP, IT, Enterprise Data & Analytics - Lionsgate

Discussion Group Session 5

3.00pm- 3.45pm

Discussion Group 5A: Attracting customers and keeping them happy – advanced analytics as your competitive edge

Discussing the ways in which advanced analytics can help your business to attract new customers and retain existing ones. Measuring the links between business performance and customer satisfaction – is there a link and should you care? Keeping pace with the connected consumer – discussing the challenges and solutions for real-time customer interaction. Discussing the… Read more.

Beverly Wright
Executive Director, Business Analytics Center - Georgia Institute Technology
Vishwa Kolla
AVP, Head of Advanced Analytics - John Hancock Insurance
John Sullivan
Director in Innovation Analytics, Analytic Center of Excellence - SAP

3.00pm- 3.45pm

Discussion Group 5B: The importance and challenges of analytical understanding and education within your organization

Discussing the importance of identifying and framing the analytical problem correctly, promoting cross disciplinary partnerships and encouraging quantitative people to work with non quantitative people to promote understanding Internal education, knowledge management and data literacy -Discovering where in your business, knowledge is lacking and assessing what level of knowledge is needed. Assessing the importance of… Read more.

Connie Zhang
VP - Enterprise Risk Management & Chief Data Office - Bank of China
Melanie Shipek
Director of Enterprise Data & Analytics - Sanford Health
John Lodmell
VP, Credit & Data Analytics - Advance America

3.00pm- 3.45pm

Discussion Group 5C: Maximizing the impact of your data & resources

Data is exploding, the number of analysts is flattening and expectations and demand are growing – how does one best manage in this scenario? Should the focus be on processes or business problems? Determining the demarcation between nice to know and critical to know. What working approaches can you employ and benefit from within your… Read more.

Yannis Kotziagkiaouridis
Global Chief Analytics Officer - Wunderman
Chantal Berthiaume
Director of Commercial Analytics & Customer insight - Air Canada

4.15pm- 4.45pm

Keynote Presentation: Driving Value as the CAO – Maintaining the momentum

Exploring the mechanics of aligning business and analytics strategies whilst prioritizing analytics projects and resources. Now you have the business backing and buy-in, what can you do to keep adding value? It’s not all about cost cutting. The CAO as a leader who can look beyond the boundaries of what belongs to whom and decide… Read more.

Speaking

4.45pm- 5.15pm

Panel Discussion: New Technology, disruption and innovation

What is the next generation of technology for the delivery of analytics? In what ways can these new and disruptive technologies transform and innovate your business and provide new opportunities? Case study examples – what are the future use cases, and what exciting projects are already in the pipeline?

Speaking
Babak Shafiei
Director, Enterprise Business Intelligence - Suncor Energy
Yannis Kotziagkiaouridis
Global Chief Analytics Officer - Wunderman
Alfred Essa
Vice President, R&D and Analytics - McGraw-Hill Education
Eric Daly
Vice President, Data Science & Analytics - Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

5.15pm- 5.30pm

Chair’s Closing Remarks

Speaking