Agenda Day 3

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM Breakfast

8:00 AM - 8:05 AM Chairperson's Remarks

8:05 AM - 8:45 AM Capturing the Value Created From the Data & Analytics Business Unit

The CDAO objective has evolved from that of data governance, quality and risk mitigation to one responsible for delivering tangible value for the business. In order to prove the value of the data and analytics business unit, there needs to be a standard measure of success. In this session, attendees will see how successful CDAOs have measured the value of their initiatives and transformed their office into a center for value creation and revenue generation.

8:45 AM - 9:15 AM Building an Office of the Chief Data Officer

For 2018, it will be more important than ever to create a successful office of the chief data officer (OCDO), and the greatest inhibitors will be finding the right employees and budgeting. Join this session as we cover the steps to establishing and enhancing a practical office of the chief data officer by:
  • Determine whose skill sets match the needs of each segment of the OCDO
  • Implement a mix of direct and indirect reports to increase resources
  • Create a forward-looking strategy for hiring

8:45 AM - 9:15 AM Building an Analytics Center of Excellence

The analytics center of excellence (ACE) is a top priority for analytics leaders. It must include information management, data governance, and business intelligence, all with the goal of making analytics an omnipresent and sustainable part of the enterprise. An essential part of the ACE is hiring a world class staff with skills including:
  • Aligning business strategy with IT governance
  • Business intelligence, predictive analytics, prescriptive analytics
  • Big data exploration and analysis

9:20 AM - 9:50 AM Business Meetings

9:50 AM - 10:20 AM Business Meetings

10:20 AM - 10:40 AM Networking Break

10:40 AM - 11:20 AM Understanding the General Data Protection Regulation in Retrospect

Two months after the GDPR has officially been implemented, what has changed? In this session participants will discuss how they have adjusted their data and analytics strategies in light of the GDPR. How has this impacted their visibility of the customer? Has the amount of information that can be used decreased drastically? How does this effect the ability to capitalize on data and analytics?

10:40 AM - 11:20 AM Addressing the Causes and Effects of Internal Politics

At this point in the data and analytics history the CDAO still has to partner with other business segments to make significant progress on solving business problems. Understanding the causes and effects of internal politics will create a roadmap to increasing relevance in the organization. What are the steps that we need to take to show value and gain greater investments? Once we are on the board, how do we maintain our position?

10:40 AM - 11:20 AM Ethics of Utilizing & Collecting Data

While the amount of information being collected allows businesses to achieve a better view of the customer, make more personalized recommendations, and enhance the overall experience with their services, it poses ethical questions. How do we know when we’ve crossed the line of privacy for the customers? To what extent can this degree of information really be justified? How do we interpret the law when the landscape of technology and data sources is always evolving?

11:20 AM - 11:50 AM Evolving White Board Workshop Session

In this executive inspired session we will discuss a topic suggested by you and your fellow data and analytics executives during the Chief Data & Analytics Officer Exchange. Please put up sticky notes on the white board, which you would like to discuss during this workshop on Day 1. Then by lunch on Day 2 please rank, which topics are of most interest to you. Then by evening cocktails the chairperson will select the topic, which we will discuss during the workshop. (Please also, consider emailing the conference producer suggestions ahead of time at

11:50 AM - 12:00 PM Chairperson's Closing Remarks