Agenda Day 1

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Networking Brunch & Registration

11:45 AM - 12:00 PM Delegate Orientation

11:45 AM - 12:00 PM Sponsor Orientation

12:00 PM - 12:20 PM Kickoff Networking Activity

12:20 PM - 12:30 PM Chairperson Official Welcome to the Chief Data & Analytics Officer Exchange

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM Artificial Intelligence in Practice! Applying the Principles of AI to Develop Intelligent Solutions

When it comes to successfully implementing AI, the main focus should be on the people. However, this focus is often overlooked and organizations fail to measure up. During this session, attendees will learn how leading CDAOs have empowered their teams to tackle and solve complex and immediate problems using artificial intelligence. During this session:
· Explore the value of AI to the modern enterprise
· Hear best practices for implementation and integration
· Understand where problems arise and how to overcome them

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM Driving Connection and Collaboration Across Emerging Technologies

In the midst of the fourth industrial revolution, executives must learn to embrace these new technologies and adapt in order to drive performance and gain a competitive edge. The role of the CDAO has become that of a change agent that must help to drive and lead collaboration and connection across emerging technologies and to bridge people and processes with technological advancements available to us in the market place. Join this illuminating session as we discuss:
  • How to be an effective change agent in the modern tech landscape of AI, Machine Learning and Robotics
  • Understand the structural and institutional preconditions for data and analytics to assume leadership of major change
  • Hear best practices for coupling data with analytics to enhance experience, integration, mobility and connectivity
  • Narrow data and analytics focus to prioritize initiatives that most closely align with the objectives of cultural transformation

1:45 PM - 2:15 PM Business Meetings

2:15 PM - 2:45 PM Business Meetings

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM Networking Break

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Addressing The Cultural Challenges To Accept Change

Despite the cultural shift toward data-driven decision-making, culture is a persisting internal challenge for data and analytics executives. Having legacy leaders with the mind-set of “if it’s not broken then don’t fix it,” is holding executives back from having a competitive advantage. In this session attendees will hear best practices for:
· Gaining senior management commitment to serious data and analytics programs.
· Conveying value of change to stakeholders and employees
· Identifying potential opportunities across the enterprise

3:30 AM - 4:00 AM Ignite Sessions

Quick fire presentations, 10 minutes each, designed to ignite innovation. They will inform you of many technologies and trends that top CDAOs are leveraging to bring value to their organizations.

  1. Realizing New Opportunities with Big Data Exploration & Analysis
  2. Next Steps for IoT & Automation in the Enterprise
  3. Understanding Enterprise Uses for Extracting Value from the Data Lake

4:05 PM - 4:35 PM Business Meetings

4:35 PM - 5:05 PM Business Meetings

5:05 PM - 5:35 PM Networking Break

Panel Discussion

5:20 PM - 6:00 PM Augmenting Human Intelligence with AI

As new decision-making technologies rise in prominence, final verdicts are still safeguarded by humans. Humanizing technology tempts many, but savvy executives who remain skeptical, recognize the potential rewards and risks inherent in this new paradigm. In this session, learn how humans and technology work together through artificial intelligence.
Join us in a discussion of how artificial intelligence creates synergy between technology (AI) and executives resulting in …
  • Leveraging human expertise with computational capabilities
  • Increasing business transparency with data visualization
  • Creating a user-friendly platform for the whole enterprise
  • Ensure ethical use of the data and algorithms
  • Generating business value by automating processes

Executive Audience Discussion

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM The Dark Session: Behind Closed Doors in Data and Analytics

Do you have a specific challenge or story you wish to share with the group but don’t want the information shared outside of the Exchange? Our attendees may be able to help. This dark session will be held under the Chatham House Rule, allowing attendees to speak freely without fear of being quoted or named outside of the room.
Join this closed-door session to cover topics including:
· Data and analytics war stories from enterprise organizations
· Company or vertical-specific problems and case studies for their resolution
· Hopes, thoughts and fears in the data analytics industry
“When a meeting, or part thereof, is held under the Chatham House Rule, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed.” – Royal Institute of Affairs


7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Cocktail Reception