2021 day highlights

While we build the 2022 agenda, explore 2021's tracks built upon our latest research that addressed the challenges most critical to data and analytics leaders. These key topics kickstarted conversations around priorities and initiatives so that attendees could tackle what was most important to them.

Day 1

Speakers:

  • Rita Sallam, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner
  • Donald Feinberg, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner
  • Ashwin Sinha, Chief Data Officer, Macquarie Bank

Sessions:

  • Data and Analytics in Times of Crisis: Lessons Learned
  • Top Trends in Data and Analytics, 2021
  • Why Every Organization Should Have a Chief Data Officer

Day 2

Speakers:

  • Dr. Talithia Williams, Big Data Expert, Professor, & Host
  • Gareth Herschel, VP Analyst, Gartner
  • Ted Friedman, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Sessions:

  • Guest Keynote: Personal Health Data Mining: The Empowered PatientSession name
  • Future of Data and Analytics: Reengineering the Decision 2025
  • When Worlds Collide: Augmented Analytics Combines Analytics and Data Science for High Impact
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A look back at 2021's agenda

Tuesday, 08 June, 2021 / 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM AEST

Gartner Opening Keynote: Learn, Unlearn, Relearn: The Key to D&A Success

Gareth Herschel, VP Analyst, Gartner

"You should sit in meditation for 20 minutes a day, unless you’re too busy. Then you should sit for an hour." We live in busy times, and we need to take the time to think about what is important. What is important in Data and Analytics is Change. If your organization doesn't need or want change, then you don't need data and analytics. But it does. So you do. This is what to do to be successful.

Tuesday, 08 June, 2021 / 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM AEST

Data and Analytics in Times of Crisis: Lessons Learned

Donna Medeiros, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

The pandemic accelerated the uptake of data and analytics and put its use front and center as a vital capability for driving decision making and even survival. This continues as the world gets vaccinated. How did organizations across industries and the public sector adapt by utilizing data and analytics to address the many COVID-19 related health and economic challenges? What are the key lessons learned and insights gained?

Tuesday, 08 June, 2021 / 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM AEST

Top Trends in Data and Analytics, 2021

Rita Sallam, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Donald Feinberg, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

AI is not the only thing driving rapid change in data and analytics. From the next generation of augmented user experiences and beyond, composing and operationalizing data and analytics at scale, engineering decision intelligence, and relating everything, to enabling data and analytics at the edge, there is a rapid evolution in how and where analysis can be deployed. Understanding the business impact of these changes will allow organizations to resource optimize, accelerate change, drive innovation and transform society over the next three years.

Learn how Data and analytics leaders can leverage these trends into “must-have” investments to anticipate, shift and accelerate transformation in the face of disruption, uncertainty and opportunity.

Tuesday, 08 June, 2021 / 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM AEST

The Foundation of a Modern Data and Analytics Strategy

Mike Rollings, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

"What should my data and analytics strategy look like" is one of the most common inquiries Gartner’s D&A research community gets. This is because the role of data and analytics is changing. From being a discipline of itself to becoming a set of capabilities in support of the wider digital strategy. This presentation will share the best practices that have emerged from hundreds of document reviews and thousands of inquiries.

Tuesday, 08 June, 2021 / 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM AEST

Five Critical Components for Effective Data Quality Programs

Melody Chien, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Quality insights required by digital business depend on trusted, high-quality data. However, data quality is often treated as an after-thought inconvenience. Effective data quality programs involve not only technologies and tools; it requires a comprehensive framework with foundational building blocks in metrics, processes, policies, and roles and responsibilities. This presentation introduces 5 critical components for effective data quality programs.

Tuesday, 08 June, 2021 / 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM AEST

Roundtable: How to Govern Self – Service Analytics

Kurt Schlegel, VP Analyst, Gartner

Austin Kronz, Sr Principal Analyst, Gartner

This roundtable will allow attendees to discuss various techniques that have enabled users to create their own analytic content while still maintaining consistency and consensus of the data.

Tuesday, 08 June, 2021 / 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM AEST

Workshop: CDO Circle Leadership Exchange: The State of Data and Analytics in 2021 and Beyond

Jitendra Subramanyam, VP, Team Manager, Gartner

Ben Hertzberg, VP, Team Manager, RB Research, Gartner

Insights from the latest Gartner survey of heads of Data & Analytics worldwide. Benchmark your priorities, challenges and operating model with your peers. Learn about the key practices that separate good from great D&A organizations.

Tuesday, 08 June, 2021 / 11:30 AM - 11:50 AM AEST

Dataiku: Economics of Scaled AI Adoption

This session addresses the economics of AI, with a strategic, governance and programmatic approach whilst assuring tactical and execution needs are addressed from a regulation, budget and approval standpoint.

Tuesday, 08 June, 2021 / 11:30 AM - 11:50 AM AEST

Qlik: Case Study - Cloud Data Analytics & AI Architecture at Morecambe Bay NHS

For healthcare to be sustainable there needs to be a shift from delivery to prescriptive optimisation. Analytics and AI underpin the change that’s required. Building a cloud analytics ecosystem enables the integration of data management, AI and analytical technologies without performance concerns but with peace of mind around security and data protection.

Tuesday, 08 June, 2021 / 11:30 AM - 11:50 AM AEST

SAP: Unlocking Data Intelligence to Make a Positive Impact on Communities

Sussan Lam, Consultant, SAP

Emma Casime, RFS ICT Project Manager , NSW Department of Justice

When the worst fire season on record hit NSW during the 2019/20 summer, it became all too apparent how critical it was for the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) to be able to access timely, accurate actionable data. Hear how SAP and NSW RFS worked together to build a centralised information system that delivers Area Commanders a transparent, real-time view of volunteers’ skills and capabilities so they can send the right people to the right crisis.

Tuesday, 08 June, 2021 / 11:30 AM - 11:50 AM AEST

Tealium: Integrating Data & Analytics Across the Business to Enhance the Customer Experience

Alan Lowthorpe, General Manager, Advanced Analytics, Wesfarmers

A successful data and analytics function encompasses more than a stack of technologies, or a few people isolated across a company. Data and analytics should be the ‘pulse’ of the organisation, incorporated into all key decisions across sales, marketing, supply chain, customer experience and other core functions.

Tuesday, 08 June, 2021 / 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM AEST

Roundtable: People Change Management - The CDO’s Lynchpin to Making Your Data Vision a Reality, moderated by ThoughtSpot

Ken Rudin, SVP User Growth & Embedded Analytics, Thoughtspot

You can modernize your strategy and invest in new solutions, but if you don’t change people’s mindsets and behavior, you will never see the impact of your efforts. The CDOs helping their businesses win are making people change management a priority. Join this roundtable to strategize with other leaders on how to guide your teams through disruptive change, break free from dashboards, and realize your vision for data-driven digital transformation.

Tuesday, 08 June, 2021 / 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM AEST

Roundtable: Responsible AI & Digital Ethics in Practice, moderated by SAS

Ray Greenwood, Domain lead for AI and ML, SAS

Lachlan Rudd, Director Data & Analytics, eHealthNSW

With the rise of AI, ethics is emerging as the new frontier of technology. Beyond the greater good & social responsibility, Ethical AI is now a business imperative.​

Join us in this roundtable session to discuss:​
- What does it take to deploy AI technology responsibly?​
- How can we strike a balance between data-driven innovation and responsible AI requirements?​
- If and how AI applications and the data science profession should be regulated?​

Tuesday, 08 June, 2021 / 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM AEST

Data Storytelling: A Better Way to Engage Decision Makers With Data

James Richardson, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Data storytelling offers a more engaging means of communicating findings than BI reporting or data visualization alone. This trend is an extension of the now dominant self-service model of BI, combining data visualization with narrative techniques. What is a data story? When and how should data storytelling be used? What new skills and techniques are needed to create compelling data stories?

Tuesday, 08 June, 2021 / 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM AEST

Augmented Data Catalogs: Now an Enterprise Must Have to Maximize Data Utilization

Melody Chien, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

This session addresses how data and analytics leaders can investigate and adopt modern ML-enabled data catalogs as a first step in enabling new data management.
Key issues addressed:
1. What are machine-learning-enabled catalogs?
2. What are the key capabilities for data catalogs?
3. What are the market offerings in this space?
4. How can leaders create a strategy to embed data cataloging?

Tuesday, 08 June, 2021 / 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM AEST

What You Need to Do About Customer Analytics

David Norrie, Sr Principal Analyst, Gartner

Improving customer experiences and relationships is one of the largest drivers of analytic adoption. The diversity of opportunities to apply analysis to drive improved understanding of customers can be daunting so this session will help organizations prioritize their customer analytic strategy.
- What should you be doing already?
- What should you be doing next?
- What should you be planning for?

Tuesday, 08 June, 2021 / 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM AEST

Why Every Organization Should Have a Chief Data Officer

Andrew White, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

This research demonstrates the value to an organization of having a CDO, and is augmented with other advice to explain why every organization should have a Chief Data Officer. The question is not if, but when. Then again, you may already have a CDO and not even know it! Come find out what that means …
- What Can a CDO Do For Your Organization?
- What Is the Impact of Not Having a CDO?
- Why Does Every Organization Need a CDO?

Tuesday, 08 June, 2021 / 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM AEST

Ask the Expert: What is DataOps, What Value Does It Create, and Do You Need to Adopt It?

Alan Dayley, VP Analyst, Gartner

Data and analytics leaders are seeking ways to more effectively, rapidly and reliably deliver data pipelines in support of business requirements. The traditional ways of working can't provide the levels of flexibility and collaboration required today. DataOps approaches hold the promise of addressing these challenges. This interactive Q&A session will help to provide a basic understanding of the concepts and value of DataOps.

Tuesday, 08 June, 2021 / 12:15 PM - 01:00 PM AEST

Workshop: Creating an Effective Data and Analytics Strategy

Mike Rollings, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Sally Parker, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

The potential for data-driven business strategies and information products is like never before, and for some enterprises, data and analytics have become a primary driver of their business. In this workshop, we will discuss a framework for creating a modern data and analytics strategy, key considerations and ways to start. Workshop outcome: Review and start developing key outcomes of a data and analytics strategy. *Access to this session is restricted to those that are not part of an organization/company that provides services, products or solutions to professionals in the industry.

Tuesday, 08 June, 2021 / 01:00 PM - 01:20 PM AEST

Alation: Role of an Enterprise Data Catalog in Driving Innovation

Rajiv Tarafdar, APAC Snr. Solutions Consultant & CSM, Alation

The world is changing fast and industries are being disrupted by companies that create consumer offerings built around data. In this presentation, Rajiv Tarafdar, Solution Consultant at Alation, presents how enterprises are leveraging Alation Data catalog to drive innovation and competitive advantage with data.

Tuesday, 08 June, 2021 / 01:00 PM - 01:20 PM AEST

Ataccama: Managing Data at Speed: Powering Business Growth with Innovative Data Practices

Data management & governance is often an afterthought, leading to a defensive, reactive approach, disconnection with the business & difficulties demonstrating incremental business value. Having the opportunity to implement data management at the start of the company’s journey, Fiona Fox will share a case study outlining how Varo Bank manages and optimizes their data, knowing great data practices & quality data enable exponential business growth.

Tuesday, 08 June, 2021 / 01:00 PM - 01:20 PM AEST

Snowflake: The Data Cloud

Cristian Gomez, SR. SOLUTIONS ENGINEER, Snowflake

Imagine a world where all data is connected, truly frictionless and seamlessly traverses any cloud globally, regardless of where or how it resides. Snowflake enables just this, it unifies the data universe, through a new global data mesh of data providers and consumers, coupled with an infinitely scalable platform that can support any data processing workload, ranging from the simplest to the most sophisticated analytics.

Tuesday, 08 June, 2021 / 01:00 PM - 01:20 PM AEST

Tableau: A Real Estate Fund Manager’s Data Transformation Journey

Evan Walsh, Head of Finance & Innovation - Real Esta, AMP Capital

Hear how building a thriving Data Culture and scaling analytics helped overcome challenges and delivered global business value.
AMP Capital’s Real Estate team are enabling every employee to find business-altering insights from trusted data. Evan Walsh will share their journey to becoming a data-driven, insight-led company, and how transparency and speed to insight has led to better investment and portfolio decisions, and innovation.

Tuesday, 08 June, 2021 / 01:00 PM - 01:45 PM AEST

Roundtable: Building Trust Into AI for Business, moderated by IBM

Ross Farrelly, Segment Leader, Data Science and AI, IBM

Iven Mareels, Director, Centre for Applied Research, Australia & New Zealand, IBM Corporation

As companies scale their AI initiatives, it’s important they’re able to ensure the outcomes are accurate and can be trusted. In this facilitated discussion, join your peers for a conversation about the role that trust plays in AI for business. Key topics to include AI ethics; explainable AI; data privacy and governance.

Tuesday, 08 June, 2021 / 01:00 PM - 01:45 PM AEST

Roundtable: Give Data Purpose – Become an Intelligent Enterprise, moderated by SAP

Timo Elliott, Innovation Evangelist, SAP

How can we use analytics to help steer organisations through uncertain times, turn data into business value, and maybe even help make the world a better place? Join and participate in this roundtable where we will discuss the latest technology opportunities for overcoming traditional barriers to analytics success, real-world lessons learned from Andreas Kral, ANZ Center of Excellence lead for analytics, and organisational culture and the use of data and analytics in leading change.

Tuesday, 08 June, 2021 / 01:45 PM - 02:15 PM AEST

Essentials for Starting and Supporting Master Data Management

Sally Parker, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Trusted and accessible master data is a foundational requirement of business agility. This has led to an explosion of interest in MDM as associated technologies in recent times. Yet the challenge cannot be met by technology alone. This session introduces the requisite knowledge across people, process and technology for a successful MDM program and helps organizations make informed decisions about right-sized strategic choices.

Tuesday, 08 June, 2021 / 01:45 PM - 02:15 PM AEST

Responsible AI: Drive Carefully, Choose Wisely and Do Wonders With AI

Svetlana Sicular, VP Analyst, Gartner

Responsible AI is one of the hottest topics today. It makes AI a positive force, rather than a threat to the society and to itself. In this session, we will examine the most critical aspects of Responsible AI — accountability, explainability and societal impacts. We will share thought leading ideas of how to drive AI responsibly to increase trust in AI, maintain compliance, protect your reputation and most of all — do wonderful things safely.

Tuesday, 08 June, 2021 / 01:45 PM - 02:15 PM AEST

The Foundation and Future of Organization and Roles: From Control to Collaborate

Jorgen Heizenberg, VP Analyst, Gartner

Fresh hot roles for the information-savvy organization are emerging to help organizations become more data-driven. New skills and competencies are required for existing roles to adapt to the changing role of data and analytics. This session will highlight the key roles and responsibilities in data and analytics to be ready for the digital business and the impact on the organization model. Key issues: What’s happening in data and analytics that is forcing change? What’s the impact on the organization? What’s the impact on roles and skills?

Tuesday, 08 June, 2021 / 01:45 PM - 02:15 PM AEST

Ask the Expert: Everything You Wanted to Know About Data Fabric but Were Afraid to Ask

Ehtisham Zaidi, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Jacob Orup Lund, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Join this Ask the Expert session to learn more about data fabric.

Tuesday, 08 June, 2021 / 01:45 PM - 02:15 PM AEST

Case Study: Democratizing Data Through AI

Hemanth Prabakaran, Head of Data Analytics & Insights, Standard Chartered

With ~1200 branches across 70+ countries, it is critical for Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) to rely on data and insights necessary to support its customers and run the business effectively. The technology that traditionally existed within SCB was too complex for the average ‘users’ to access data and perform their own analysis. Lead times for receiving data sometimes reached 2 weeks for effective decision making which wasn’t ideal. The Voice of Customer highlighted the urgent need for data democratisation to improve customer experience and reduce cost to serve, but the challenge was to execute on this, for 87,000 associates at SCB, its customer base of millions and ~20,000 partners! Join this session to hear from Hemanth Prabakaran, Head of Data Analytics & Insights at SCB, on the journey that he and his team embarked upon to conquer this challenge head on and how they built a ground up Conversational AI & Augmented Analytics platform integrated with the bank’s data lake with enhanced capabilities of delivering data and insights to all SCB users.

Tuesday, 08 June, 2021 / 01:45 PM - 02:30 PM AEST

Workshop: CDO Circle Leadership Exchange: Innovative Uses of Data and Analytics to Drive Business Value

Tong Zhang, Sr Director, Advisory, Gartner

Ian Bertram, Managing Vice President, Gartner

Case studies highlighting how D&A leaders are debunking the myths of innovation and delivering outsized business benefits as a result.

Tuesday, 08 June, 2021 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM AEST

The Practical Data Fabric - 6 Steps to Design an Augmented Data Management Infrastructure

Ehtisham Zaidi, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Due to the rising complexity of data management landscapes and the growing shortage of skilled data management and engineering teams, data and analytics leaders must invest in data fabric frameworks.
- How to define data fabrics in a way that is understood by business teams
- How to stitch a resilient data fabric for integration automation
- How to navigate the complex vendor landscape to select necessary technology components

Tuesday, 08 June, 2021 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM AEST

Advanced Data and Analytics: What Do Leading Organizations Do?

Jitendra Subramanyam, VP, Team Manager, Gartner

What are leading organizations in Data and Analytics doing that others can learn from? How do they organize? How do they find and retain the right skills? What does their delivery model look like? How do they focus on creating business value? Attend this session and learn from the interviews Gartner has been conducting.

Tuesday, 08 June, 2021 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM AEST

The Elusive Data (and Analytics) Governance Platform — Where is It? It's Not for Sale.

Andrew White, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

This forward looking and provocative research explores and explains the state of the market for data and analytics governance capabilities and supporting technologies. We will review the market overall and discuss how organizations should look at technology; and where, when and if a market for data (and analytics) governance will emerge.

Tuesday, 08 June, 2021 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM AEST

Ask the Expert: Data Catalogs 101 — Moving from “Nice-to-Have” to a “Must-Have” — Answers to FAQs!

Guido De Simoni, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Ask the Expert session around Data Catalog: Answers to all your FAQs !

- The purpose of data catalogs is to organize the thousands or millions of an organization’s data sets to help users perform searches for specific data and understand its metadata, such as data lineage, uses, and how others perceive the data’s value (or lack of).

- Data catalog implementations can vary depending on the use-case requirements, tool capabilities and maturity of each organization. There are also many vendor solutions and technology options through which companies can add data cataloging capabilities to their existing data management architecture.

-This session will help D&A Leaders & other participants understand the past, present and future of Data Catalogs. Provide answers to their questions, technology trends, available technology options, pricing trends, implementation trends etc. *Access to this session is restricted to those that are not part of an organization/company that provides services, products or solutions to professionals in the industry.

Tuesday, 08 June, 2021 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM AEST

The Foundation and Future of Master Data Management

Sally Parker, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

This session explains the foundational concepts for the discipline of master data management. What is master data and why is it important? What are the business benefits? What are the discipline and technology components of a successful program and what are the future trends for MDM?

Tuesday, 08 June, 2021 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM AEST

Case Study: Smart Beyond 2021: Our Data Future

Ian Oppermann, Chief Data Scientist, Dpt of Customer Service, NSW Government

Our future world will rely on ubiquitous digital connectivity, connecting with a myriad of devices, sensors and autonomous applications. This creates the fundamental enabler for Future Smart Services for homes, factories, cities, and even smart governments. These in turn rely on sharing of large volumes of often personal data between individuals and organizations, or between individuals and governments. With the multidimensional flows of rich data, the challenge is to reframe our concepts of privacy, consent and minimizing potential harms. Fundamentally creating trusted frameworks for data sharing and use. A far from simple task. This presentation will explore some future framing, some emerging challenges and current efforts to address these challenges.

Wednesday, 09 June, 2021 / 08:15 AM - 09:45 AM AEST

CDO Circle Research Discussion: Governing AI for Value

Jitendra Subramanyam, VP, Team Manager, Gartner

Ben Hertzberg, VP, Team Manager, RB Research, Gartner

How do D&A leaders manage AI models at scale? This session is a mix of case studies from leading practitioners and facilitated peer interaction, illuminates the journey from pilot to production. We showcase how practitioners are rewriting the rules of governing AI models.

Wednesday, 09 June, 2021 / 09:00 AM - 09:45 AM AEST

Case Study Roundtable: How Will You Prepare for a VUCA World? Local Lessons From a Global Health Crisis

Ben Kong, Director of Digital Public Health,

Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity (VUCA) define the strategic context that data and analytics leaders must navigate to deliver successful outcomes. COVID-19 presented public sector agencies globally with unprecedented challenges in developing data-driven pandemic responses to protect the community and inform a myriad of difficult social policy decisions. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, the lessons from Victoria's public health response provide important insights for data and analytics leaders as they set the course for their organisations in response to the VUCA world.

Wednesday, 09 June, 2021 / 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM AEST

Guest Keynote: Personal Health Data Mining: The Empowered Patient

Dr. Talithia Williams, Big Data Expert, Professor, & Host,

Dr. Williams makes a compelling case that healthcare providers should encourage patients to measure and record simple data about their bodies daily. Based upon her hit TED Talk, “Own Your Body’s Data,” Dr. Williams shares how patients should be monitoring their personal data by using both everyday technologies and high-tech wearables. With these devices, healthcare consumers can easily quantify everything from heart rate and sleep patterns to body temperature and fertility. However, what is the average patient to do with the massive amounts of data being collected? Dr. Williams believes empowered patients sharing this information with their healthcare providers not only strengthens doctor-patient dialog, but also enhances patient outcomes.

Wednesday, 09 June, 2021 / 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM AEST

Decisions: They Are What You Make Them

Gareth Herschel, VP Analyst, Gartner

We talk about data-driven decisions, but is that really what we want? Combining survey data with broader research in behavioral psychology, this session will provide an overview of how decisions are viewed within organizations, and how they can be improved using a combination of hard data and soft nudges.

Wednesday, 09 June, 2021 / 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM AEST

Ask the Expert: Effective Data and Analytics Governance: What Are The Must-Have Fundamentals?

Ted Friedman, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Sally Parker, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Data and analytics leaders often struggle with the basics and finding the right starting points for governance-focused activities. This interactive Q&A session will highlight key things to know and to do regarding scoping, roles and organizational approaches, metrics, policies and the role of tools -- the foundational pillars for a healthy data and analytics governance program.

Wednesday, 09 June, 2021 / 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM AEST

Future of Data and Analytics: Reengineering the Decision 2025

Frank Buytendijk, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Decision making is a core capability for every organization, and it is becoming more complex. Decisions are becoming more connected, more contextual and more continuous. D&A leaders must prepare to reengineer decision making, and ultimately make business decision making a competitive differentiator.

Wednesday, 09 June, 2021 / 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM AEST

The Future of Data Science and Machine Learning: Critical Trends You Can't Ignore

Svetlana Sicular, VP Analyst, Gartner

Learn about the current trends influencing the machine learning and data science landscape, including ML augmentation and automation, MLOps and model management, explainability and open source. Employ emerging practices to manage and govern data science corporate initiatives, and which platforms to choose. We will discuss high-level some complexities and how enterprises can become more effective.

Wednesday, 09 June, 2021 / 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM AEST

From Self-Service to Enterprise to Augmented Data Preparation — Understanding the Data Preparation Tools Market

Ehtisham Zaidi, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Data preparation has matured rapidly in the last two years from being focused on self-service analytics to now becoming an integral component and a critical capability in all enterprise data and analytics tools. Key topics:
-What is augmented data preparation, and how has it evolved?
-What is the current state of the market, and how will it evolve?
-How can you leverage data preparation capabilities ensuring governance and control?

Wednesday, 09 June, 2021 / 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM AEST

CDO Circle Roundtable: The D&A Leader as CEO

Jitendra Subramanyam, VP, Team Manager, Gartner

Ben Hertzberg, VP, Team Manager, RB Research, Gartner

Data & Analytics leaders have a unique vantage point of the data-driven enterprise. Does this uniquely qualify them to take on the top role? What does the future hold for D&A leaders?

Wednesday, 09 June, 2021 / 11:30 AM - 11:50 AM AEST

IBM: Build Resiliency and Thrive in the Face of Uncertainty

Seth Dobrin, Global Chief AI Officer, IBM

How does your organization remain resilient and thrive in world that’s constantly changing? To adapt, you need to make smarter decisions. Intelligent composable businesses use AI to make decisions informed by data, and adapt to act on those decisions in near real time. AI for business will enable you to drive outcomes that are timely, relevant and contextual. In this session you’ll hear how companies are putting AI to work to drive outcomes.

Wednesday, 09 June, 2021 / 11:30 AM - 11:50 AM AEST

Quest Software: The Missing Link In Data Intelligence: How We Got Here, How To Get Back

Sam Benedict, Vice President of Solution Strategies, Quest

Increasing requirements from business and shrinking budgets has led IT leaders to eliminate the costly and time-consuming exercise of data mapping and encouraged the “Requirements to Code” approach. The issue is that not everyone can read code, and the gap between IT, the business, and now auditors had become larger than ever. The good news is that there is a way back, and it is highly automated and less expensive than anyone could have imagined

Wednesday, 09 June, 2021 / 11:30 AM - 11:50 AM AEST

SAS: How are ModelOps and Responsible Machine Learning Related in a Real World?

Annare Steyn, Senior Quantitative Analyst, Nedbank Group

Machine Learning and AI is already ubiquitous today, touching many moments of our daily lives. In this climate of increasing AI adoption, ethics has become a critical concern among consumers, auditors, and governments. Learn how the banking industry avoids and reduces model risks today through their ModelOps and Model Risk Management approach - including ethical concerns – as part of Responsible Machine Learning.

Wednesday, 09 June, 2021 / 11:30 AM - 11:50 AM AEST

DataRobot: DataRobot's AI Vision

AI is eating software and the time to innovate is now. However, getting real value from AI means bridging the trust gap and moving your data science initiatives out of the lab. In this session, you'll hear how DataRobot is the antidote for experimental AI, learn about exciting product innovations coming in 2021, and understand how our customers are experiencing unprecedented success by unleashing the full potential of human & machine intelligence.

Wednesday, 09 June, 2021 / 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM AEST

Roundtable: Data Culture: Unlocking the Potential of Your Data—and Your People, moderated by Tableau

Robert Wickham, RVP Enterprise Sales, Salesforce

Organisations with a Data Culture see powerful outcomes, and getting the most from data requires commitment to promoting data-driven decision making at every level. Join Robert Wickham, VP Strategy & Growth, Asia Pacific & Japan, Tableau, in this conversation about data culture, what an organisations relationship with data needs to look like to become adaptable, and best practices for building a data culture in the era of analytics ubiquity.

Wednesday, 09 June, 2021 / 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM AEST

Roundtable: Unlock Your Potential with Snowflake Data Sharing, moderated by Snowflake

Cristian Gomez, SR. SOLUTIONS ENGINEER, Snowflake

James Harnishmacher, Regional Manager, Sales Engineering, Snowflake

Organisations are continuously finding value on combining data that you own. However, with data from external sources, there are many challenges preventing companies from doing it.

With Snowflake, you can access live, granular data across your organisation and your business ecosystem, so you can acquire more and deeper insights not available with traditional data analytics.

Wednesday, 09 June, 2021 / 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM AEST

Ask the Expert: Operationalizing AI and Machine Learning: Best Practices and Lessons Learned

Erick Brethenoux, VP Analyst, Gartner

Svetlana Sicular, VP Analyst, Gartner

Join this Ask the Expert session to learn more about operationalizing AI and machine learning.

Wednesday, 09 June, 2021 / 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM AEST

Data-Driven Foundations: Getting Started With Data Literacy and Data-Driven Business Transformation

Alan D. Duncan, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

The increasingly pervasive nature of data makes it crucial for all employees to learn to “speak data.” This foundational session will provide data and analytics leaders with the basis to start a data literacy program as a key enabler of data-driven business. How to champion data literacy awareness and craft a clear case for change? How to conduct data literacy pilots test the value proposition? How to partner with other executive stakeholders to align the data literacy program and collectively create a data-driven culture?

Wednesday, 09 June, 2021 / 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM AEST

How to Optimize Data and Analytics Value: The New Strategic Imperative

Rita Sallam, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Data and analytics is a strategic business function that fuels digital acceleration. Yet, most organizations don’t have a systematic way to assess, optimize and articulate data and analytics value. This presentation highlights how CDOs, CIOs, and data and analytics leaders across the organization can use Gartner's D&A Value Management Framework to identify, prioritize and select D&A portfolios that optimize business impact and align to key business initiatives.

Wednesday, 09 June, 2021 / 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM AEST

When Worlds Collide: Augmented Analytics Combines Analytics and Data Science for High Impact

Carlie Idoine, VP Analyst, Gartner

This presentation describes how augmented analytics is changing the analytic process to bridge the gap between analytics and BI and DSML.
1.) Why is this considered a collision (as opposed to a convergence) and how do we recognize it?
2.) What are the implications for those that use, support and provide these tools?
3.) How should you respond to the collision in a way that launches analytics programs forward?

Wednesday, 09 June, 2021 / 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM AEST

Cost Optimize Your Data Fabric

Mark Beyer, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Data Fabric requires multiple traditional and emerging technologies for realizing the design. Every pillar of a data fabric has a technology cost. We will identify and describe these technology cost considerations for building a Data Fabric. This session will also add directions on how to cost-optimize your journey in reaching to a data fabric design from a short-term and long-term perspective.

Wednesday, 09 June, 2021 / 12:15 PM - 01:00 PM AEST

Workshop: Data and Analytics Licensing Strategy and Negotiations can Make or Break Your Initiatives

Ehtisham Zaidi, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Merv Adrian, VP Analyst, Gartner

With an ever increasing focus on cost optimization across data and analytics software portfolios, and the need to investigate and adopt new technologies, data and analytics leaders are often caught in a conundrum on how to balance the two. This two-part session will guide them on:

1. The most popular and upcoming pricing trends, license models and best practices to negotiate with new and upcoming vendors

2. What are the best practices to negotiate with vendors across data integration, data quality, Master data management, Data Governance, Analytics/BI tools, Hadoop Distribution, NoSQL DBMS, cloud and Data Lakes enablement vendors to save millions *

*Access to this session is restricted to those that are not part of an organization/company that provides services, products or solutions to professionals in the industry. *Access to this session is restricted to those that are not part of an organization/company that provides services, products or solutions to professionals in the industry.

Wednesday, 09 June, 2021 / 01:00 PM - 01:20 PM AEST

Denodo: Leveraging Data Virtualization to Build a Logical Data Fabric

Prasanna Uppaladadium, Director, Architecture and Data, BNY Mellon

BNY Mellon, a global investment company wanted to create an enterprise data platform (EDP) for massive analytics and reporting, enabling its business users to generate actionable insights to improve processes and business performance.

Listen to this presentation to learn:

• What constitutes the EDP and the underlying modern infrastructure.
• How BNY Mellon uses EDP to unlock the value of data for actionable insights.

Wednesday, 09 June, 2021 / 01:00 PM - 01:20 PM AEST

Neo4j: The Leader in Connected Data

Peter Philipp, General Manager, ANZ, Neo4j, Inc.

Neo4j is a native graph data platform, built from the ground up to leverage not only data but also data relationships. Neo4j connects data as it’s stored, enabling queries never before imagined, at speeds never thought possible.

Centered around the leading graph database, today's Neo4j Graph Data Platform is a suite of applications and tools helping the world make sense of data.

neo4j.com

Wednesday, 09 June, 2021 / 01:00 PM - 01:20 PM AEST

Teradata: Southwest Airlines: The Story of a Digital Transformation with a Heart of Data

Stephen Brobst, CTO, TERADATA

Every industry will be transformed by the new business models and revolutionary possibilities created by digital society in the 21st century. This talk will address the critical success factors that leaders must embrace when transforming an enterprise into a player for the digital age. Issues such as enabling cultural change, organizational skill set requirements, and governance will also be discussed.

Wednesday, 09 June, 2021 / 01:00 PM - 01:20 PM AEST

ThoughtSpot: Overcoming Change Resistance in Order to Enter the Data-Driven Future

James Belsey, Systems Engineering Lead A/NZ, ThoughtSpot

Matthew Day, CIO, LANGS BUILDING SUPPLIES

Analytics continues to evolve and create new opportunities for organisations that embrace the accelerated pace of change. Many stick to the status quo, however, and fail to capitalise on the value of modern analytics. Stagnant business practices, resistant individuals, and legacy software are all to blame. In this session Langs Building Supplies will explore how they’ve overcome these barriers to flourish in the new data-driven world.

Wednesday, 09 June, 2021 / 01:00 PM - 01:45 PM AEST

Roundtable: Life After Deployment: Keeping Models Healthy moderated by DataRobot

Colin Priest, VP of AI Strategy, DataRobot

Before deploying a model, data scientists spend considerable time optimizing the accuracy and validating the model to ensure they have build the best possible. But usually this effort tapers off when the model is deployed and starts facing live data from external systems. In this roundtable, we discuss techniques and challenges in maintain peak model performance.

Wednesday, 09 June, 2021 / 01:00 PM - 01:45 PM AEST

Roundtable: What is Your Return of Investment When Implementing Data Governance Programs? moderated by Quest Software

Sam Benedict, Vice President of Solution Strategies, Quest

With mounting pressure to implement data governance and compliance programs, stakeholders want to understand what are the expected returns on investment. Will there be immediate benefits? What is the long-term projections of a solid, sustainable data governance program? Does it ever pay for itself, and should we expect it to?

Wednesday, 09 June, 2021 / 01:45 PM - 02:15 PM AEST

Digital Ethics: From “Why” To “How”

Frank Buytendijk, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Digital Ethics is a mainstream topic now and every D&A leader needs to address this. Many executives worry about the unintended consequences of the use of data and technology, particularly concerning AI. Some have even defined their set of principles. But how you do operationalize these principles? And how do you address the dilemmas that come with digital ethics?

Wednesday, 09 June, 2021 / 01:45 PM - 02:15 PM AEST

Use Composable Data and Analytics to Build Business-Oriented Analytics Experiences

David Pidsley, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Analytics capabilities become modular with low- and no-code capability introduced into solutions enabled by data fabric. Organizations can compose the building blocks to build tailored analytics experiences rather than monolithic applications. This session will help data and analytics leaders use composable data and analytics to bridge with application development, bringing insights into actions.

Wednesday, 09 June, 2021 / 01:45 PM - 02:15 PM AEST

Why Small and Wide Data Are the Future of AI

Jim Hare, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Disruptions such as the COVID-19 pandemic caused historical data that reflect past conditions to quickly become obsolete breaking many production AI models. As organizations experience the limitations of big data as a critical enabler of analytics and AI, new approaches known as 'small data' and 'wide data' are emerging. In this provocative session, we discuss how these new approaches enable more robust analytics and AI.

Wednesday, 09 June, 2021 / 01:45 PM - 02:15 PM AEST

Case Study: Macquarie Bank Data Transformation: Keeping it Simple

Ashwin Sinha, Chief Data Officer, Macquarie Bank

In this session Ashwin Sinha, Chief Data Officer for Macquarie Bank will share how Macquarie Bank realised value from the investment in data transformation. The session will also cover the key considerations for data strategy, lessons learnt and some of the key challenges that the team faced as they went through the change.

Wednesday, 09 June, 2021 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM AEST

Building End-to-End Data Architectures in AWS, Azure and GCP

Sanjeev Mohan, VP Analyst, Gartner

Cloud platforms provide new opportunities to architect for the most complex data management use cases such as logical data warehouse, streaming analytics and data science. This session delves into components of AWS, Azure and GCP to build reference architectures that are designed to meet your batch, real-time and advanced analytics needs.

Wednesday, 09 June, 2021 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM AEST

Connecting the Dots: Why Graph Analytics Are Key to Understanding Human and Machine Misbehavior

Jim Hare, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Graph analytics links social, location, and other data to provide business analysts and investigators a more holistic understanding of people, places, and things. In this session, we discuss the types of questions that can be answered when analyzing relationship data compared to traditional analytics. A must-attend session if you need to understand human or machine behaviors.

Wednesday, 09 June, 2021 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM AEST

Give Up Being in Control! How to Overcome the Limits of Conventional Data Management Wisdom

Ted Friedman, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Consider taking the viewpoint because data is increasingly distributed, changing constantly and touched by so many entities, controlling it is simply impossible. And aiming for structure, standardization and zero technical debt in data management brings sub-optimal value.
-Why is striving for precise management of data a fool's errand?
-How can you create more value by accepting disorder in data?
-What specific actions are required to stay "safe" amid data chaos?

Wednesday, 09 June, 2021 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM AEST

How to Balance Control and Agility in Your Self-Service Analytics

Austin Kronz, Sr Principal Analyst, Gartner

Self-service analytics has become a reality as modern analytics and BI tools are now widely adopted, but organizations struggle to deliver in a way that satisfies both IT and the business. Data and analytics leaders can avoid chaos and increase efficiency by balancing control and agility. How to define the roles, privileges, and responsibilities of individuals when moving toward self-service analytics? How do we create a modern analytics and BI content creation life cycle?

Wednesday, 09 June, 2021 / 02:30 PM - 03:15 PM AEST

Roundtable: How to Select the Right Data and Analytics Organizational Model and Supporting Key Roles

Jorgen Heizenberg, VP Analyst, Gartner

Alan D. Duncan, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Data and analytics leaders such as chief data officers (CDO) are responsible for deriving measurable business value from their organization's information assets. As such, the data and analytics function is under the spotlight to produce high-quality results quickly and efficiently.
Key issues: In this workshop, we will explore: What skills and competencies are needed for data and analytics excellence? How to organize and structure the team for success? What are the pitfalls to avoid when developing a high-performance data and analytics organization? *Access to this session is restricted to those that are not part of an organization/company that provides services, products or solutions to professionals in the industry.

Wednesday, 09 June, 2021 / 02:45 PM - 03:15 PM AEST

Ask the Expert: Why Metadata Matters, Stories from the Real World

Guido De Simoni, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

The objective of this Ask the Expert is to steer a discussion around metadata management with a focus on three things:

-People - Metadata Roles - Shared roles - EIM or D&A Governance
-Process - setting up an enterprise metadata management discipline, categorizing metadata. Recent trend- active metadata management
-Technology - Usage of specific enterprise metadata management solutions

Wednesday, 09 June, 2021 / 02:45 PM - 03:15 PM AEST

Ask the Expert: Digital Ethics

Frank Buytendijk, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Join this Ask the Expert session to learn more about digital ethics.

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