CDO Summit | November 12-14, 2017 | Fairmont Scottsdale Princess - Scottsdale, AZ, 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.

 

Sunday, November 12, 2017 - CDO Summit

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Registration & Greeting

 

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Exclusive CXO Think Tank

Security @ The Speed of Business

There is an urgent need to innovate on the part of the business. The reality of today's business mandates a more agile and innovative approach to security. The old guard of draconian security focused on technology, compliance, and boundaries of protection is no longer effective and has prevented security from having a seat at the business table. All this, when a shift in the threat landscape, and a real impact to the bottom line have negatively affected most organizations. This presentation will deep dive into practical, attainable and effective methods to shift the mentality and allow security organizations to function at the speed of business. Such important topics include the use of practical lightweight risk management, the need for a dynamic workforce, and material shift in focus from technology to business alignment.

 

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Networking Cocktail Reception

 

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Networking Dinner

 

8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

After Dinner Networking

 

Monday, November 13, 2017 - CDO Summit

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Golf Tournament

Private Meetings

 

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Registration and Networking Luncheon

 

1:35 pm - 1:45 pm

Welcome Address and Opening Remarks

 

1:50 pm - 2:20 pm

Keynote Presentation

Will Global Enterprises be Ready for the New EU Privacy Rules or is it Going to Upend Your Digital Transformation Plans

Are the CIOs, who say the GDPR rules could actually put them out of business, crying wolf? How must the CDO respond - assuming the rule's impact which is expected to be global, because it affects any company doing business in Europe whether or not it's headquartered there? Its most controversial element is the penalties, which can be as high as $21 million per incident or 4 percent of the offending company's annual revenues, whichever is greater. Many CIOs have yet to realize the restrictions there will be for using privacy data to big data analysis. CISOs around the globe are asking how will it affect my organization's security requirements and what do I need to do to comply? The CDO needs to work with both. 

In this session the main regulation's content and key challenges will be illustrated an then there will some practical tips on where to start this journey, from a control, organizational and process perspective.

 

2:25 pm - 2:55 pm

Keynote Presentation

Innovation and Advanced Capabilities: Be Sophisticated, Be Precise, And Explore the Cutting Edge

The universe is changing and we must adapt and foresee future needs. Conversation on getting a deeper understanding of leading-edge approaches, such as machine learning and data science techniques, as well as ideas for applying data and analytics capabilities to a particular business opportunity, function or industry. 

This session exposes you to some of the newer - even radical - thinking that can fuel innovation in your enterprise, from blockchain and smart machines to avoiding ethical dilemmas.

 

3:00 pm - 3:25 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. Though ETL type processing continues to be a viable method of integrating data, 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 ETL 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 CIO's need to work hard to control this spiral while facilitated clean integration. 

Takeaways: 

  • While latency is a big problem for cloud application integration, it is far less of an issue for cloud data integration 
  • 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 
  • As platform diversity increases data integration can become increasingly complex and so alternate tools and techniques will be required to tie everything together
 

3:30 pm - 3:55 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:

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

4:00 pm - 4:10 pm

Afternoon Networking Coffee Break

 

4:15 pm - 4:40 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Defining Data Governance

Data volume, data variety, and data velocity have all grown exponentially over the last few years, the so-called Big Data explosion. And while this increased organizational focus on data, the information it contains, and the insights that can be gleaned from it promises tremendous opportunity, that opportunity isn't achieved without overcoming significant challenges. Whether it be the increased need for better data quality (an issue unresolved from the small data days), more efficient and effective data management, answering questions around data ownership vs. stewardship, or even increased regulatory pressure as a result of data security and data privacy, this increased focus on data has created an increased need for Data Governance. Join our panelists as we discuss the thorny issue of Data Governance: what it is, how it works, why you need it, and who should be responsible for it.

Takeaways:

  • Data management issues have existed as long as data has existed but the Big Data boom has increased these challenges exponentially
  • Resolving data management issues requires a strong data governance program to make rules, resolve issues, and enforce compliance
  • Determining what to about data governance is the easy part, determining how and by whom it should be done will be the real challenge facing IT
 

4:45 pm - 5:10 pm

Executive Exchange

 

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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 CIOs are embracing new cloud-enabled consumption models while helping ensure data privacy, security and sovereignty. 

Takeaways: 

  • 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.  
  • 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.
  • Data science teams are answering the toughest questions by leveraging open source development platforms and tools to build models more quickly and easily.

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5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

Executive Visions

Facilitating Technology-Enabled Business Transformation

The role of the modern IT Executive is more complex than it has ever been before, not just because the technology landscape has become more complex, but also because increasingly IT execs have had to become a business-focused executive, not just a technologist. Long have we talked about the CIO and CISO getting a seat at the table but modern businesses are now demanding that their technology impresario join them and leverage his deep and rich technical acumen to allow the organization as a whole to better position itself for market-place success. To be successful, CxOs need to invest in themselves, in their personnel, and in the right technologies to allow them to position the IT department to proactively address business needs as an innovator and driver, rather than order-taker and enabler.

Takeaways:

  • IT leadership can no longer be simply technology focused, but must instead take their visibility into business process and become business focused
  • A broader business-focus does not preclude maintaining technology excellence however and indeed may demand more of it than ever before
  • Success for CxOs will be measured not in how they can enable enterprise decisions, but in how they can drive growth
 

6:15 pm - 6:30 pm

Cocktail Reception

 

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Networking Dinner

 

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

After Dinner Networking

 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - CDO Summit

7:00 am - 8:00 am

Networking Breakfast

 

8:10 am - 8:40 am

Keynote Presentation

IT Integration in a Distributed IT World

It's no secret - the integration of disparate systems, disparate applications, and disparate data stores has long been one of the biggest challenges faced by the IT department. Simply put, getting everything to talk to everything is no easy task. The rapid adoption of cloud delivered services has compounded this problem almost exponentially - if it was hard to integrate when you controlled the whole stack it has become nearly impossible when you control very little of it. To be efficient and effective IT departments need to adopt a new model of system, application, and data integration. Endless webs of one-off point-to-point integrations simply won't cut it anymore and a purposeful, structured approach is required. 

Takeaways: 

  • Learn how to build a holistic strategy to integrate systems, applications, and data 
  • Understand how to leverage SOA and ESB to streamline app to app communications 
  • Discover the power and impact of holistic Master Data Management and other data integration processes
 

8:45 am - 9:15 am

Think Tank

Leadership and Organization: Building the Data-Centric Team...

...is needed to build a robust, cost-effective, and efficient data-centric organization. It begins by detailing the current state of organizations where IT departments are mostly application-centric and data is less emphasized. Such an environment leads potentially to a crippled decision-making process; large overhead associated with multiple data sources and dirty data; and an inability to leverage data, its definition, and its consistency across the organization. Success requires leadership - CDOs and Analytic Officers - defining roles around analytics and data management capabilities, and a team structure that enables agility and collaboration. 

Takeaways:  

  • Look at the benefits of a data-centric state and the necessary approachâ?"encompassing both processes and systemsâ?"to transition an organization into a data-centric one.  
  • Examine the best practices in building a data-centric organization from day one and how IT can support such a goal. 
  • Identify a needed paradigm shift for organizations regarding data, its importance, and its value.
 

9:20 am - 9:45 am

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

Applying Big Data Principles to Security Paradigms

Volume, variety, velocity, veracity; all four of the hallmarks of Big Data have a clear fit in the world of security as the number of threats grows, their natures diverge, the speed with they are encountered (and subsequently have to be dealt with) accelerates, and the need to be ever more accurate enhances. As enterprises have made significant investments in Big Data programs and analytics platforms, they are beginning to reap real benefits in terms of business efficiency and innovation. The time then has come to begin applying those same principles and platforms to the security challenges facing enterprises to allow for faster, more effective overall security. 

Takeaways: 

  • The nature of the enterprise security challenge closely mimics many of the Big Data challenges business are beginning to learn how to solve 
  • Just as Big Data challenges required different tools to address for Line of Business and general IT issues, so they will for information security challenges 
  • Security must become the next focus for analytics capabilities, and analytics the next focus for security professionals
 

9:50 am - 10:15 am

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

Mobile Data Quality

Data quality has long been one of the most challenging issues that IT organizations and the enterprises that are hoe to them have had to deal with. Everyone knows that these data quality issues exist, but the cost and complication of addressing them has pushed them to the back burner. We stand however at a precipice, one that has been brought on us by mobile computing " as more devices enter the hands of more users, more data is being created and consumed, making the data quality issue more pressing, more relevant, and more urgent to solve. IT leaders can no longer ignore data quality issues for the good of their companies and the good of their careers and need to bring this issue to the fore and get it resolved before the avalanche sweeps them under.

Takeaways:

  • Data quality is hard and unappealing and so in many case it is simply not done, or not done effectively
  • Enterprises have been scuffling by with poor data quality capabilities and may be convinced that the situation is manageable
  • Even though data volumes have grown quickly over the last few years, mobility is set to give data volume a near vertical growth curve which will compound and highlight this fundamental issue
 

10:20 am - 10:30 am

Morning Networking Coffee Break

 

10:35 am - 11:00 am

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

Big Data and Analytics at the Scale of Mobility

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 enterprises collectively begin to exploit the massive data flows that are coming out of mobile devices. As the volume of mobile devices eclipses that of human beings on the planet, just imagine the data volume that can be captured when every device and every individual is streaming a constant set of contextual status information. Data growth by itself however is only a small portion of the story, as to have value this data must be analysed in essentially real-time in order to create actionable outcomes.

Takeaways:

  • 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 wholesale mobility adoption
  • The ability to analyse, interpret, and find meaning in this vast sea of data will be single biggest differentiator in enterprise success
  • 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.
 

11:05 am - 11:30 am

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

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 lots 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 panel 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:

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

11:35 am - 12:00 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

Big Data and 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 analysed in essentially real-time in order to create actionable outcomes.

Takeaways:

  • 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
  • The ability to analyse, interpret, and find meaning in this vast sea of data will be single biggest differentiator in enterprise success
  • 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
 

12:05 pm - 12:30 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

The Power of Big Data: Energizing the Customer Experience

Customer intimacy is an imperative for companies who are struggling with increasing commoditization of goods and services and an explosive growth in the channels of engagement. Digital organizations have a head start and have disrupted traditional customer interfaces to gain competitive advantage. As a result, organizations across industries are now exploring ways to energize the customer experience and fill the digital gap. This session will present practical ways in which leaders in digital customer experience are leveraging Big Data to harvest customer insights, create new business applications and enable digital transformation within sales and marketing.

Takeaways:

  • Discover how new data ingestion techniques and Big Data Lake are used to drive customer intimacy
  • Learn how digital customer transactions and social media can successfully integrate with enterprise data such as inventory and order management
  • Discuss how CIOs and CMOs need to interact to enable effective operating models to monetize on Big Data
 

12:35 pm - 1:20 pm

Networking Luncheon

 

1:25 pm - 1:50 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Ensuring Data Quality

Data quality is one of the most critical issues facing every enterprise and whether data be duplicate, stale, incomplete, invalid, conflicting or just plain incorrect the impact of enterprise decision making and ultimately enterprise success and be significant and severe. As the number of data sources grows, as the speed with which data is collected and utilized increases, and as the raw volume expands almost exponentially, the impacts of poor data quality becomes more significant than ever before. IT executives must build strong data governance capabilities to ensure that enterprise data is kept unique, timely, complete, valid, consistent, and accurate.

Takeaways:

  • Data quality is not a new problem but the advent of the IoT age means that it will be a problem of greater relevance than ever before
  • The process by which data quality can be addressed isn't fun or sexy but where enterprises have often ignored it to date they can no longer do so
  • Enterprises that do not proactively address data quality now may find that IoT is their downfall rather than their savior
 

1:55 pm - 2:20 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Fireside Chat

Shadow IT - To Embrace or Eliminate?

Best practice in most enterprises, at least as far as the CIO and CISO goes, is to squash Shadow IT wherever it is encountered. Shadow IT, the argument goes, leads to a world of data and integration problems for the IT department, and significant amounts of unknown and unquantifiable risk for the information security group. A small but vocal minority however is beginning to advocate for Shadow IT as a catalyst of innovation, citing the increases in productivity and creativity by allowing enterprise staff to find their own out of the box solutions to organizational problems. CISOs can allow their organizations to have their cake (Shadow IT) and eat it too (still be secure) by following a few simple steps that allow them to build in security regardless of user activity.

Takeaways:

  • Shadow IT is not malicious activity; it is simply the Line of Business user community looking to be efficient and effective
  • A well-developed security program can take Shadow IT into account and incorporate protection mechanisms that allow end user flexibility
  • Embracing Shadow IT does not mean no holds barred and end users need to understand the limit of the boundaries and the reason for their existence
 

2:25 pm - 2:50 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

Turning Big Data into Big Opportunity

It has been said that leveraging Big Data is like looking for a needle in a haystack; that the challenge is finding the one piece of insight in the sea of irrelevant data. The truth is there is no irrelevant data just data without initial context or meaning, suggesting the problem in actuality is one of looking for a needle in a needle stack. Compounding this problem is that, to offer maximum value, these insights need to found as quickly as possible lest someone else find the relevance first and exploits the opportunity that goes along with it. IT Leaders need to focus not just on building the toolset that allow the business to find insights, but on building an insight pipeline that finds the relevance and feeds it to business peers.

Takeaways:

  • See that Big Data is an opportunity engine waiting to be exploited
  • Learn to identify the insights the business needs to succeed
  • Understand how to build the capability to find and deliver those insights
 

2:55 pm - 3:20 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Big Data Analytics and the Impact on Fraud

Financial fraud is, unfortunately a huge business, with annual losses so massive that were Fraud a country, it would have the fifth highest global GDP. While enterprises in the financial services sector have always used analytical processes to detect and limit those losses, as technology moves forward the analytical capabilities that can be brought to bear increase in exponentially in capability and those on the leading edge are able to see, and stop, more fraud in less time. Just as Big Data capabilities are bringing significant business benefit to other aspects of the business, they can to fraud mitigation but several challenges need to be overcome for maximum efficiency. Only by addressing quality, volume, security, and integration challenges and by further ensuring the right staff with the right skills are in place can benefits actually be realized. 

Takeaways:

  • The increased use of unmanned technology combined with ever quicker financial transaction processing has created a world ripe for the proliferation of fraud
  • In a fight fire with fire approach, those same machine learning approaches can be repurposed to analyze transactions looking for the needle in the needlestack that is the illicit one
  • A Big Data approach only works with the right foundation; garbage in garbage out has never been more true and data and process rigor is essential to success
 

3:40 pm - 4:05 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Innovation Showcase

An exclusive opportunity to be exposed to the hottest new solutions providers in a quick-hit format designed to whet the appetite and spark immediate interest.
 

4:10 pm - 4:35 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Big Data, Small Data, and all the Data in Between

Increasingly over the last several years the term Big Data has become prevalent, to the point that it is invariably all anyone thinks of when data is mentioned at all. Often what we think of when we use the term Big Data is actually unstructured data " all the new data forms that enterprises have never collected before and are being overwhelmed by the possibilities of. But big/unstructured data is by no means the only data enterprises have and core structured or small data is often still the most relevant and valuable data an enterprise owns. As we collectively push forward into a more analytics-centric and therefore data-centric world what we need is a considered all-data strategy, one that incorporates big data, small data, master data, and meta data.

Takeaways:

  • While Big Data is valuable, so is the rest of the data that an enterprise owns and consistent focus must be applied to all data forms and types
  • A holistic data strategy that considers and the balances the needs of all data structures, types, needs, uses, and owners is essential for efficient and effective data operations
  • For business that have not yet invested in Master Data Management, such a program is the ideal foundation for building a comprehensive data program
 

4:40 pm - 5:20 pm

Executive Visions

Diversity in IT

The importance technology plays within an enterprise will only continue to gain momentum as more developers, engineers, and programmers enter the workforce. As these segments continue to grow, so does the diversity of the workforce within the technology field. For a field that is severely constrained by a talent and skills gap, this influx of bodies can only be a good thing. Beyond the basic ability to deliver of identified capabilities a diverse workforce, whether cultural or gender influenced offers a whole that is more than the sum of the parts. Finding ways to drive and increase diversity in IT then should be a key focus for every IT executive.

Takeaways:

  • Identify the importance behind diversity in technology, opportunities, and capabilities
  • Discuss the importance of cultivating diversity at the grass-roots level and building post-secondary programs that drive awareness of and interest in IT
  • Understand the hurdles that exist that limit the prevalence of diversity in IT, and what steps must be taken to lower, if not eliminate, them
 

5:20 pm - 5:30 pm

Thank You Address and Closing Remarks

 

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Cocktail Reception

 

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Networking Dinner

 

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

After Dinner Networking