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8 Tracks and Two Spotlight Tracks to Deliver Data and Analytics Success

Explore a comprehensive agenda that addresses the challenges most critical to data and analytics leaders. Each track has a particular area of focus to help you deliver on what matters most to you and your organization.

This track discusses topics that are high on the agenda for strategically minded leaders: Driving innovation; creating compelling narratives; building and managing creative teams; rewiring culture, skills and roles development; closing talent gaps; addressing data literacy and communicating value; and learning what successful leaders, such as chief data officers (CDOs), do.

Sunday, March 22, 2020 01:30 PM|Sunday, March 22, 2020 03:00 PM

Workshop: Use Brilliant AI Ideas From Others to Inspire Your Own Use Cases

Svetlana Sicular, VP Analyst, Gartner

The biggest challenge in AI is not technical, but rather, a scarcity of great ideas for AI. We will study several brilliant AI ideas and come up with our own use cases inspired by what others have already done.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Sunday, March 22, 2020 02:00 PM|Sunday, March 22, 2020 05:00 PM

Research Discussion: Maximizing the Value of Data You Have

Jitendra Subramanyam, VP, Team Manager, Gartner

This 3-hour session contains case studies to highlight innovative yet practical techniques for working on the right D&A initiatives and having the right skills, data, and execution processes to generate business value from these initiatives. Topics include shaping demand for D&A initiatives, bottom-up tactics to improve data quality, cultivating (rather than hiring) D&A skills, and setting up an “innovation factory” – a reliable process for generating value from your data assets. This conversation-oriented session is limited to 35 participants to encourage dynamic discussions and the ability to share with and hear from peers facing similar challenges.
*** Facilitated by Gartner research analysts with executive table discussion.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Sunday, March 22, 2020 03:30 PM|Sunday, March 22, 2020 05:30 PM

DSML Bake-Off — Modern Data Science and Machine Learning Platforms

Carlie Idoine, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Erick Brethenoux, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Modernize your data science and machine learning capabilities by selecting the products that best meet your needs. See side-by-side, scripted demonstrations of three vendors, Databricks, DataRobot and SAS. What are the key features to consider and how do they look in action? How can you improve your own evaluation process and internal proofs of concepts? What are the main strengths and weaknesses of these platforms?

Monday, March 23, 2020 10:45 AM|Monday, March 23, 2020 11:30 AM

The Foundation of Data Science and Machine Learning: Delivering Value in the Age of AI

Pieter den Hamer, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

This session will provide a high-level introduction to data science and machine learning and their proper function in a data-driven organization. Content will include hype vs. reality, key trends, proven use cases and an overview of leading technologies. How do data science and machine learning fit within both the organization’s analytics and AI strategies? What are the early steps data and analytics leaders should take to invest in data science and machine learning? What do successful data science and machine learning initiatives look like?

Monday, March 23, 2020 10:45 AM|Monday, March 23, 2020 11:30 AM

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

Jorgen Heizenberg, Sr Director 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?

Monday, March 23, 2020 10:45 AM|Monday, March 23, 2020 12:15 PM

Workshop: How to Measure and Improve Data and Analytic Maturity

Kurt Schlegel, VP Analyst, Gartner

Gartner's Ignition Diagnostic maturity model provides a clear process for measuring and improving the maturity of your organization's data and analytics program. Attendees will understand the key objectives and activities of the data and analytics function including: How to benchmark their maturity against other organizations.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Monday, March 23, 2020 11:45 AM|Monday, March 23, 2020 12:15 PM

How to Have an Engaging Conversation With Your CEO About Data and Analytics

Saul Judah, VP Analyst, Gartner

Better engagement with senior business leaders requires data and analytics leaders to have sharper communication skills. This short session shows how improving the power of your listening, influencing and persuasion will lead to more engaging and actionable business conversations.

Monday, March 23, 2020 11:45 AM|Monday, March 23, 2020 12:15 PM

Use Sports Analytics to Communicate the Value of Business Analytics

Donald Feinberg, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Virtually every major sports league around the world has aggressively adopted data and analytic capabilities to improve the performance of their players and teams, as well as increase revenue and improve the customer experience. These efforts offer Business Analytic leaders a treasure trove of best practices and lessons learned particularly around data story telling. In particular, this 30 minute presentation will cover two key issues:

1) Best Practices: Adopt the analytic best practices pioneered by sports leagues around the world (e.g. quantified self, real time decision making, location intelligence, and forecasting).
2) Communication: Use sports analytics as a way to communicate the value and importance of business analytics.

Monday, March 23, 2020 11:45 AM|Monday, March 23, 2020 12:15 PM

Boosting Machine Learning with Better Training Data.

Alexander Linden, VP Analyst, Gartner

The lack of training data is one biggest showstoppers for machine learning projects. We discuss best practices to remedy that situation: : from data synthesis, active learning and crowdsourcing to data pooling and scrutinizing current data collection strategies.

* Why is the lack of training data such a profound problem?
* What are the key methods to remedy this situation?

Monday, March 23, 2020 02:15 PM|Monday, March 23, 2020 03:00 PM

A Human-Centric Approach to Data and Analytics: Introducing the Homo Analyticus

Jorgen Heizenberg, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Being successful with data and analytics is more about people, than about technology. Technology is the easy part. This session is about the difficult part: people. How to build the rights skills to deliver value from data and analytics. How to foster curiosity, creativity and critical thinking. What role does culture, mindset, ethics, or even office politics play?
Key issues: What are people skills? What skills are relevant for data and analytics? Which principles and habits should you apply?

Monday, March 23, 2020 02:15 PM|Monday, March 23, 2020 03:00 PM

The Present and Future of Artificial Intelligence

Whit Andrews, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Artificial intelligence adoption has entered the mainstream, but most organizations are at the earliest stages and still developing their strategy and governance. Get a sense of where you stand and where the industry will progress.

Monday, March 23, 2020 02:15 PM|Monday, March 23, 2020 03:15 PM

Roundtable: What Are the Best Practices to Organize for Machine Learning?

Alexander Linden, VP Analyst, Gartner

Participants will discuss their challenges in ML into the organization. The discussion can range from organization challenges, platform selection, AI governance, special techniques to advanced cutting edge considerations.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Monday, March 23, 2020 02:15 PM|Monday, March 23, 2020 03:15 PM

Roundtable: Getting Started With Data Literacy and Information as a Second Language

Alan D. Duncan, VP Analyst, Gartner

The increasingly pervasive nature of data makes it crucial for all employees to learn to “speak data.” This roundtable session will provide you with the opportunity to explore successes and pitfalls for starting 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?

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Monday, March 23, 2020 02:15 PM|Monday, March 23, 2020 03:45 PM

Workshop: 7 Habits for Highly Effective Sourcing Artificial Intelligence (AI) Initiatives

Frances Karamouzis, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

In 2019, spending on Business & IT Services exceed $30 Billion. All of this spending needs to be properly sourced. Therefore, as you make strategic decisions on the AI solutions and how they align to your business objectives, its important to understand the practical realities of how the platforms, software and services will be sourced and available to the business.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Monday, March 23, 2020 04:15 PM|Monday, March 23, 2020 05:00 PM

AI Talent: Recruiting, Hiring, Organizing, Traning and Retaining

Austin Kronz, Principal Analyst, Gartner

This session will cover trends and best practices around managing and developing not only data scientists, but the entire skills mix necessary to build successful data science teams: Data engineers, developers, machine learning specialists and domain experts. What are the best practices for attracting and retaining successful AI talent? What are the best options for upskilling, reskilling and education in data science and machine learning? What are the organizational principles for placing data science teams?

Monday, March 23, 2020 04:15 PM|Monday, March 23, 2020 05:00 PM

Crafting a CDO Narrative That Aligns, Informs and Inspires

Debra Logan, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

The articulation of the CDO role, its function, and its intended impact is a challenge, given the breadth of the mission, the perspectives of stakeholders, and the lack of a shared language. This session will enable new and seasoned CDOs in communicating the essence of their roles and strategies. How to draft a compelling narrative for data and analytics? How to test the narrative with stakeholders? How to use the narrative to set context for your data and analytics strategy and roadmap?

Monday, March 23, 2020 04:15 PM|Monday, March 23, 2020 05:15 PM

Roundtable: Crafting a CDO Narrative That Aligns, Informs and Inspires

The articulation of the CDO role, its function and its intended impact is a challenge, given the breadth of the mission, the perspectives of stakeholders and the lack of a shared language. This interactive roundtable will enable you to explore success and pitfalls of communicating the essence of the CDO role and associated data and analytics strategies. How to draft a compelling narrative for data and analytics? How to test the narrative with stakeholders? How to use the narrative to set context for your data and analytics strategy and roadmap?

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 09:15 AM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 10:15 AM

Gartner Opening Townhall Keynote: Rewire Your Culture for an AI-Augmented Future

Leigh McMullen, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Interesting in hearing more from Gartner’s Opening Keynote team about why its so important to rewire your culture? Bring your questions to this post keynote interaction session and take a deeper dive into an AI-Augmented future.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 09:30 AM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 10:15 AM

Three Critical Activities That Lead to Successful Data Synthesis and Higher Decision Quality

Sean Holbert, Sr Director, Advisory, Gartner

While there is no shortage of behavioral and attitudinal customer data available to business leaders, the ability to synthesize all that data to generate impactful insights is sub-par. Almost half of the business leaders we surveyed, report “cherry-picking” data rather than objectively synthesizing data, resulting in both delays in decision making, and also sub-optimal decisions and business outcomes.
In this session, you will learn how to enable synthesis across the organization by:
- Visualizing the data and data owner network
- Codifying synthesis “hacks”
- Prescribing a data reconciliation process for business leaders to use

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 09:30 AM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 10:15 AM

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

Alexander Linden, VP Analyst, Gartner

This high-level presentation will describe the current trends influencing the machine learning and data science landscape: including augmented analytics, MLOps, managing and governing data science corporate initiatives, and which platforms to choose. We discuss high-level some of the myths, and complexities and how enterprises can become more effective.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 09:30 AM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 11:00 AM

Workshop: Three Steps to Turn Your Data and Insights Into a Persuasive Story

Sean Holbert, Sr Director, Advisory, Gartner

The data and insights we produce are not always acted on, even if they are presented to business leaders in a timely fashion. This is because we live in a busy world inundated with data, which makes it hard for business leaders to retain valuable insights and make better informed decisions. Storytelling, when used as a presentation technique, can truly bring your data and insights to life. In this session, you will learn how to transform your data and insights into a persuasive narrative, ensure that what you present is salient and memorable to your business leaders, and enable your business leaders to take action on your recommendations. *Note: this session also works really well as a 90 minute workshop with predesigned exercises.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 11:30 AM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 12:15 PM

Ask the Expert: What Is the Typical Roadmap for AI Adoption?

Svetlana Sicular, VP Analyst, Gartner

Be advised about the typical stages of AI adoption to achieve immediate and long-term goals for AI at the correct stages in your AI journey. Collaborate and set the right expectations with business stakeholders in leveraging AI for business value. Minimize risks to the organization, its customers and ecosystem.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 11:30 AM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 12:30 PM

Roundtable: Getting Started With Data Literacy and Information as a Second Language (REPEAT)

Alan D. Duncan, VP Analyst, Gartner

The increasingly pervasive nature of data makes it crucial for all employees to learn to “speak data.” This roundtable session will provide you with the opportunity to explore successes and pitfalls for starting 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?

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 02:15 PM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 03:00 PM

Myths and Pitfalls of Artificial Intelligence and how to navigate them.

Alexander Linden, VP Analyst, Gartner

We discuss various myths & pitfalls of AI - especially around machine learning and discuss best practices of how to navigate / solve them.

What are the top 10 myths in AI?
What are the top 10 pitfalls in AI?

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 02:15 PM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 03:00 PM

How to Select the Right Professional Services Provider for Your Data and Analytics

Jorgen Heizenberg, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Data and analytics leaders often lack the internal resources or skills needed to speed up and scale Data and Analytics and support digital transformation and they look for external support. Although the Data and Analytics services market is mature it is also facing disruption, changing the behavior of many system integrators and consultancy companies. So how do Data and Analytics leaders find and choose from hundreds of possible services providers? A market four times the size of the Data and Analytics software market.
Key issues:

● When and why do I need an external service provider?

● How can I find and select a third-party service provider?

● How to manage the relationship?

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 02:15 PM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 03:45 PM

Workshop: 7 Habits for Highly Effective Sourcing Artificial Intelligence (AI) Initiatives (Repeat)

Frances Karamouzis, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

In 2019, spending on Business & IT Services exceed $30 Billion. All of this spending needs to be properly sourced. Therefore, as you make strategic decisions on the AI solutions and how they align to your business objectives, its important to understand the practical realities of how the platforms, software and services will be sourced and available to the business.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 04:15 PM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 05:00 PM

Ask the Expert: Exclusive Forum for Public Sector: Design, Deliver and Scale Your Government's AI Strategy

Rick Howard, VP Analyst, Gartner

Government CDO's report their organizations’ struggle to define a strategy to leverage AI. This discussion will help you gain stakeholder support for AI adoption by crafting an effective AI strategy and roadmap that delivers results quickly and scales over time by optimizing existing data, workforce skills and off-the-shelf technologies.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 04:15 PM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 05:00 PM

A 5 steps formula to pragmatically implement AI

Erick Brethenoux, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Many organizations spend a lot of time, money and political equity trying to define an artificial intelligence (AI) strategy instead of focusing on business problems. Moving from “I want to use AI” to a tactical approach aimed at practically and sustainably solving business problems, while managing expectations, does not require superpowers. CIOs can follow these five steps to pursue an AI strategy in a pragmatic fashion.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 04:15 PM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 05:15 PM

Exclusive Forum for Healthcare Payers Roundtable: Putting Health Value Intelligence at the Center of Payer Transformation

Jeff Cribbs, VP Analyst, Gartner

In this interactive session, participants will discuss these questions: What cultural barriers do you face in driving analytic value? What data sources, technologies and techniques have you deployed that increase your ability to put analytics into payer operations? What analytics use cases are just out of reach?

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 09:45 AM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 10:30 AM

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, Gartner will interview a panel of thought leaders in AI about how to drive AI responsibly into the best possible future. (I will select external AI thought leaders to express various approaches to responsible AI. This is a new form, which will bring some innovation to the Summits.)

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 09:45 AM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 10:30 AM

Fireside Chat With Safi Bahcall

Safi Bahcall, Technologist, Business Executive & Author,

Interested in hearing more from the Keynote of Safi Bahcall, author of Loonshots, on his top tips to really transform your industry? Join us for a fireside chat on the showfloor with Safi to dive deeper into how to transform and lead.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 09:45 AM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 10:30 AM

The Foundation of an Effective Data and Analytics Operating Model

Mike Rollings, VP Analyst, Gartner

This session details the foundation of an effective data and analytics operating model.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 09:45 AM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 11:15 AM

Workshop: Three Steps to Turn Your Data and Insights Into a Persuasive Story (Repeat)

Sean Holbert, Sr Director, Advisory, Gartner

The data and insights we produce are not always acted on, even if they are presented to business leaders in a timely fashion. This is because we live in a busy world inundated with data, which makes it hard for business leaders to retain valuable insights and make better informed decisions. Storytelling, when used as a presentation technique, can truly bring your data and insights to life. In this session, you will learn how to transform your data and insights into a persuasive narrative, ensure that what you present is salient and memorable to your business leaders, and enable your business leaders to take action on your recommendations. *Note: this session also works really well as a 90 minute workshop with predesigned exercises.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 11:45 AM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 12:15 PM

Data Science and Machine Learning Platform Types and Points of Differentiation

Saniye Alaybeyi, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

This session will detail the differences between various types of data science and machine learning platforms found in the Magic Quadrant and beyond. Data and analytics leaders much the right users with the right platform types, including notebook/coding, canvas/workflow and hybrid platforms. How do data science platforms vary and which one is right for my organization? What data science platform functionality has become commoditized in recent years? What functionality is truly differentiated and worth investing in?

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 11:45 AM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 12:15 PM

Data-Driven Foundations: Getting Started With Data Literacy and Information as a Second Language

Alan D. Duncan, 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, March 25, 2020 11:45 AM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 12:45 PM

Case Study Q&A Panel: Lets Take a Deeper Dive Into These Best Practices

Leigh McMullen, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Interested in hearing more from your peers who presented how-to successes in Case Study’s this week? Bring your questions to the show floor theater and join in on this interactive session and learn from those questions and conversations posed by your peers

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 11:45 AM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 12:45 PM

Roundtable: What Are the Best Practices to Organize for Machine Learning? (REPEAT)

Alexander Linden, VP Analyst, Gartner

Participants will discuss their challenges in ML into the organization. The discussion can range from organization challenges, platform selection, AI governance, special techniques to advanced cutting edge considerations.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 03:30 PM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 04:15 PM

I Click Therefore I Am

Melissa Davis, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Debra Logan, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

We live in a new digital world — always being watched and analyzed without always knowing it. All that we say and do is or can be — recorded, accessed and analyzed. The tracking across every digital touchpoint imaginable can be exploited for the purpose of influencing our behavior. How do data and analytics leaders maintain personal integrity and social equilibrium in the modern digital world?

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 03:30 PM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 04:15 PM

Revolutionizing customer analytics— leveraging AI for optimal interactions

Erick Brethenoux, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Despite an increasing number of organizations efficiently leveraging AI techniques, very few have revolutionized their approach to customer relationships. Relevancy should rhyme with parsimony and organizations should leverage machine and deep learning to become indispensable. How can organizations leverage intelligent technologies for true customer intimacy (at the degree that is acceptable and desired by the customer) while finding optimal communication patterns?

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 03:30 PM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 04:15 PM

AI Services in the Cloud – Democratization or Polarization?

Svetlana Sicular, VP Analyst, Gartner

Language, vision and ML cloud services are growing in number, giving organizations easy access to AI without having to build AI models from scratch. But how different or similar these services are? Should you and could you stay with the single cloud provider to take advantage of a familiar environment or go multi-cloud to mix and match best of the breed capabilities? (This will be based on the new MQ for AI Cloud Services planned to publish in Feb 2020)

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 03:30 PM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 05:00 PM

Workshop: The Foundations of Data Literacy and Data-Driven Culture Are the Basis for Digital Business Success

Alan D. Duncan, VP Analyst, Gartner

A critical success factor for CDOs is their ability to foster the organisation's capability for improved data literacy and a more data-driven culture, in support of new digital business opportunities. In this foundational workshop, participants will have the opportunity to gauge their own data literacy, their organization’s data literacy and develop approaches to bridge the gap to raise literacy levels. Based upon stories and examples of leading practices, this workshop will examine: What is data literacy? What is information as a second language (ISL) and how does it help me identify and communicate my organization’s needs? How does this help foster a data-driven culture?

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 05:15 PM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 06:00 PM

Augmented Analytics and MLOps: The Coming Challenges and Opportunities

Jim Hare, VP Analyst, Gartner

This session will highlight two of the biggest trends in data science and their interconnectivity. Augmented analytics are accelerating the growth of model volume and bringing machine learning everywhere in the organization. This creates exciting opportunities to empower data science professionals but also significant challenges around the ongoing operationalization of machine learning. How do I properly balance the ambition of augmented analytics investments with the demands of MLOps? How do the various tools and people involved work together? What does successful augmented analytics look like and what are the pitfalls to avoid?

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 05:15 PM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 06:15 PM

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

Jorgen Heizenberg, Sr Director 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?

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Thursday, March 26, 2020 08:00 AM|Thursday, March 26, 2020 08:45 AM

The Logical Data Warehouse and AI Fit Naturally Together

Henry Cook, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

The Logical Data Warehouse provides a popular approach to the supply of analytics. Likewise AI and Machine Learning are now mainstream. Rather than being separate disciplines there is a natural synergy between them, particularly when the AI is invoked from within the LDW. What is possible? When is this appropriate? What are the advantages? This session explores these topics.

Thursday, March 26, 2020 08:00 AM|Thursday, March 26, 2020 08:45 AM

Getting Started With Using Data for Good

Carlie Idoine, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

There is a correlation between successful organizations and organizations with strong Data for Good initiatives. This presentation will answer the questions:
1) Why are Data for Good initiatives important?
2) What does an effective Data for Good initiatives look like?
3) How does an organization get started a data for good initiative?

Thursday, March 26, 2020 08:00 AM|Thursday, March 26, 2020 09:00 AM

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

Jorgen Heizenberg, Sr Director 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?

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Thursday, March 26, 2020 10:00 AM|Thursday, March 26, 2020 10:45 AM

AI Maturity and Why You Need It: How Increasing Your AI Maturity Delivers Repeatable Business Value

Alys Woodward, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

This session will look at how advancing up the AI maturity curve is beneficial not just for the AI and analytics teams but to the business and the value delivered from AI and analytics.
The session will also describe how organizations can identify their own maturity level and find the next best actions to take to improve maturity.

Thursday, March 26, 2020 10:00 AM|Thursday, March 26, 2020 10:45 AM

AI Enables Sales Teams to Drive Customer Experience and Revenue Growth

Ilona Hansen, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

AI technologies are providing deep insights into long-winded B2B sales processes but also support the automation of business process steps. But moreover, it will have a great impact on B2B revenue growth and its sales strategy. This session looks into current AI technologies, its use cases and their impact on B2B sales organizations.

Thursday, March 26, 2020 10:00 AM|Thursday, March 26, 2020 11:00 AM

Roundtable: Sharing the Secrets of Success With Your Stakeholders Through Storytelling

Alan D. Duncan, VP Analyst, Gartner

Storytelling provides a “ties that bind” that brings together the themes of measurable business value and data-driven culture. This interactive roundtable, will bring you together with your peers to share the secrets of storytelling success. How to tell stories that engage stakeholders build relationships and create empathy? How to structure stories effectively to simplify complex technical communications? How to make use of a simple three-act storytelling approach used by many of the world's best storytellers? How to focus your communications and tell a better story and to create better outcomes by emphasizing the perspectives of the audience personas?

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Thursday, March 26, 2020 10:00 AM|Thursday, March 26, 2020 11:30 AM

Workshop: How to Measure and Improve Data and Analytic Maturity (Repeat)

Kurt Schlegel, VP Analyst, Gartner

Gartner's Ignition Diagnostic maturity model provides a clear process for measuring and improving the maturity of your organization's data and analytics program. Attendees will understand the key objectives and activities of the data and analytics function including: How to benchmark their maturity against other organizations.
PLEASE NOTE: Reserved for end-users only. Pre-registration required.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Thursday, March 26, 2020 11:00 AM|Thursday, March 26, 2020 11:30 AM

Storytelling for AI-Leads, Data Scientists and Machine Learning Engineers

Alexander Linden, VP Analyst, Gartner

How can storytelling help get your projects approved, and then finally adopted. We discuss the four essential patterns of storytelling in data science.

How to create the right sense of urgency?
How to justify the ROI of AI / data science projects?
How to do prototyping?

Thursday, March 26, 2020 11:00 AM|Thursday, March 26, 2020 11:30 AM

Maverick - Think Differently by Thinking in a Foreign Language

Erick Brethenoux, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

The way we think is constrained by the words that we use. In an increasingly English-speaking world, the ability to employ unique words and therefore concepts from other languages can be a differentiator.

Thursday, March 26, 2020 11:00 AM|Thursday, March 26, 2020 11:30 AM

Take 5 Actions to Improve Your Data and Analytics Risk Culture

Saul Judah, VP Analyst, Gartner

A data-driven culture is key to the success of data and analytics teams. But unless your culture is risk-aware, your investments in data and analytics are exposed to greater risk. This session will discuss why a risk-aware culture will help data and analytics leaders deliver better business value, and five actions they can take to improve their data and analytics risk culture.

Making the business case, selecting the right metrics and best practices, and monetizing data and digital ethics, are critical. This track illustrates how data and analytics drive the mission-critical priorities of the business, as well as how to select and prioritize the right set of data and analytics investments, and design a strategy and operating model to ensure their success. 

Monday, March 23, 2020 10:45 AM|Monday, March 23, 2020 11:30 AM

Data Management in a Multicloud and Intercloud World — Embrace the Inevitable!

Adam Ronthal, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

The increased adoption of multicloud and intercloud deployments in support of data management solutions has important implications for data and analytics strategies. Data and analytics leaders must prepare for these impacts now, to ensure optimal use of cloud resources. How can you leverage the new cloud ecosystems effectively? What are the trade-offs between choice and the complexity it entails?

Monday, March 23, 2020 10:45 AM|Monday, March 23, 2020 11:30 AM

Ask the Expert: Decision Management and Decision Models

W. Roy Schulte, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Decision management techniques, including business rules, machine learning and optimization, help data and analytics leaders operationalize analytics. This interactive session will discuss attendee questions on trends, industry standards and best practices. What kind of business decisions should use a decision management approach? Which vendors are delivering innovative decision management tools?

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Monday, March 23, 2020 10:45 AM|Monday, March 23, 2020 12:15 PM

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

Ehtisham Zaidi, Sr Director 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 and Data Lakes enablement vendors to save millions

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Monday, March 23, 2020 11:45 AM|Monday, March 23, 2020 12:15 PM

Applying Infonomics to Drive Business Value

Alan Duncan, Leadership Partner, Gartner

Most executives readily admit that their organization mismanages its information assets, particularly compared to how traditional assets are managed. This foundational session will explain the core principles and practices of infonomics that help data and analytics leasers unlock the true business value of their information assets. How to measure the potential and actual value of information assets? How to improve the quality, availability, discoverability and utility of information assets? How to identify opportunities for innovation to become more data-driven?

Monday, March 23, 2020 11:45 AM|Monday, March 23, 2020 12:15 PM

How to Avoid Data Lake Failures

Nick Heudecker, VP Analyst, Gartner

Everyone wants a data lake, but most attempts fail to live up to hype around this concept. This session explores the multiple reasons why data lakes fail and how you can avoid the traps. Specifically, this session covers:
What are the major scenarios for data lake failures?
How can you detect and correct these scenarios?

Monday, March 23, 2020 02:15 PM|Monday, March 23, 2020 03:00 PM

The Future of Data Management Beyond 2021

Mark Beyer, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

For decades, the focus of your data management architecture has been centered on the management of the data store. Concerns about replication, quality, timing, even storage devices and more are all based upon which store is holding my data now. That's over. We have entered the era of multicloud and massively distributed data utilization. Gartner ties together governance, management, quality, integration and more, to reveal a distributed integration approach that releases data from the tyranny of location.

Monday, March 23, 2020 02:15 PM|Monday, March 23, 2020 03:00 PM

Culture Hacking to Overcome the IT and Business Divide for Successful AI-Enabled Outcomes

Eric Hunter, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Data is becoming the language of business. As this transformation occurs, collaborative business and technology relationships are a must for enterprise success. This session provides a practical approach to culture hacks to bridge the divide between IT and the business -- including examples and insights for business and technology leaders as they leverage AI to realize critical business outcomes.

Monday, March 23, 2020 02:15 PM|Monday, March 23, 2020 03:15 PM

Roundtable: How to Preserve Privacy in Analytics and BI?

Bart Willemsen, VP Analyst, Gartner

Open roundtable session where D&A leaders can bring their experiences to the table when it comes to privacy preservation in analytics. Are there regulatory requirements to do so? What methods are available to pseudonymize or anonymize data for analytics, and can we share experiences? What is the relevance of Multi-party computing, Zero-knowledge proofs, differential privacy, et cetera? End users only.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Monday, March 23, 2020 02:15 PM|Monday, March 23, 2020 03:15 PM

Roundtable: Ever Thought About Optimizing Your Data Quality Technology Spends?

Ankush Jain, Sr Principal Analyst, Gartner

Right from the latest CDO survey — enhancing data quality, reliability and access is the Number 1 key expectation on the list of D&A teams globally but ever rising costs continue to being important business problem to tackle and efficiently allocate the budget towards technology and other resources.

There is definitely a dire need to address and drive the enterprise wide cost optimization, let us discuss what we have done around cost optimization of Data Quality Technology spends with a focus on 4 things:

1. Upcoming pricing trends,
2. Licensing approaches,
3. Negotiation practices
4. Augmented data management & Capability convergence

Data Quality technology cost optimization is often an afterthought, overlooked / ignored during the RFP stages - add to this the evolving nature of contract negotiation, technology enhancements, use-case requirements which makes the cost optimization a complex phenomena.

Use these pricing, licensing, negotiation, technology automation & convergence trends to guide & safeguard your future Data Quality Investments. The savings from the cost optimizations can be then allocated towards spends for other resources like up-skilling your internal staff, hiring specialists for more advanced IT tasks and not doing Data Quality, spending time and money in linking your data quality initiatives to overall enterprise Data and Analytics governance !

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Monday, March 23, 2020 04:15 PM|Monday, March 23, 2020 05:00 PM

What You Need to Do About Customer Analytics

Gareth Herschel, VP 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?

Monday, March 23, 2020 04:15 PM|Monday, March 23, 2020 05:00 PM

Ask the Expert: Data Preparation, Data Virtualization, Streaming Data Integration ― Utilize Modern Integration Technologies for Data and Analytics Success

Ehtisham Zaidi, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Data and analytics leaders are often tasked with complementing traditional data integration technologies and practices with modern and more self-service ways of managing integration. Attend this session to uncover best practices to inculcate modern integration practices for complete and faster analytics and data science.

1. How can data and analytics leaders complement traditional integration like ETL/ESB with modern integration technologies like data virtualization?
2. What are the use cases that are enabled by modern integration technologies like data virtualization, data preparation, data engineering and stream data integration?
3. What are the vendor and market offerings and how to complement existing tools with newer technologies for your use case requirements?

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 07:15 AM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 08:15 AM

Exclusive Breakfast for Insurance Forum: Selecting the Right Analytics for Digital Insurance Success

Kimberly Harris-Ferrante, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

This informal breakfast will contain a introduction to emerging analytics in insurance. Attendees will hear some of the new analytics that Gartner clients are talking about in P&C and life and examples of how they impact business success. Attendees will be able to interact with others to discuss these analytics.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 09:30 AM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 10:15 AM

Cloud Is the Future Of Data Infrastructure

Donald Feinberg, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Data is the core asset of all organizations. Enabling the use of data across the enterprise and outside the organization has become an imperative. The database management market is undergoing a rapid and profound transition to the cloud, as the supporting technology is changing. Cloud and dbPaaS has become the platform of choice and pricing models are under pressure from both open-source and the cloud.
What is driving the data infrastructure transformation to new technologies, cloud platforms and cost models?
How are existing technologies changing and what new technologies are emerging to support this transformation?
What are the vendors doing to address the shift to the cloud and how will the market evolve?

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 09:30 AM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 10:15 AM

How to Create Metrics That Matter

Frank Buytendijk, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Getting your performance indicators right helps build a successful organization. As they say, what gets measured, gets done. So what is new in creating the metrics that matter? What are the right metrics for organizations that are undergoing digital optimization and transformation? How can Data and Analytics do more than just measure the right KPIs, but also tangibly improve them. And how does measurement drive the right behaviors?

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 09:30 AM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 10:15 AM

Ask the Expert: Decision Management and Decision Models (Repeat)

W. Roy Schulte, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Decision management techniques, including business rules, machine learning and optimization, help data and analytics leaders operationalize analytics. This interactive session will discuss attendee questions on trends, industry standards and best practices. What kind of business decisions should use a decision management approach? Which vendors are delivering innovative decision management tools?

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 09:30 AM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 10:30 AM

Roundtable: DataOps — Early Lessons Learned From Implementing and Managing the Process

Alan Dayley, VP Analyst, Gartner

DataOps was introduced as a topic at the 2019 Garter D&A Summits. What have we learned so far in the process? Come compare with peers to find out what has and has not worked including: Planning, implementation, and on-going administration of DataOps.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 09:30 AM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 11:00 AM

Workshop: How to Link Data to Outcomes

Andrew White, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

This workshop introduces a new toolkit that helps data and analytics leaders diagnostically and causally connect data in their business systems to a business outcome. Use this workshop and supporting toolkit to demonstrate the connection between data and analytics, their governance, and their value to business process, decisions and outcomes. What are the challenges and why do you need to link data to outcome? How to link data to outcome with Gartner’s Business Value Pyramid. How to start demonstrating business value from data tomorrow?

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 11:30 AM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 12:15 PM

Ask the Expert: DataOps — One Year in, Lessons Learned

Alan Dayley, VP Analyst, Gartner

DataOps was introduced as a topic at the 2019 Garter D&A Summits. What have we learned so far in the process? Come ask the analyst and interact with peers to find out what has and has not worked including: planning, implementation, and on-going administration of DataOp.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 11:30 AM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 12:15 PM

How to Optimize Data and Analytics Investments to Achieve Business Value … Finally

Rita Sallam, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Data and analytics is becoming strategic to organizations as they digitally transform. Yet, most organizations don’t have a systematic way to assess and optimize value from their data and analytics (including AI) investment options. This presentation details Gartner's Return Opportunity Appetite Risk (ROAR) Portfolio Optimization Model that is a framework to help CDOs, CIOs and data and analytics leaders across the organization identify,prioritize and select combinations of investments in data and analytics (value streams) that optimize business impact and align to key business initiatives and strategic intent.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 11:30 AM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 12:15 PM

The Foundation and Futures 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, March 24, 2020 11:30 AM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 12:15 PM

Ask the Expert: Everything You Wanted to Know About Cloud Data Management but Were Afraid to Ask!

Adam Ronthal, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

In this analyst/user discussion, we'll be talking all things cloud and data management. Data and analytics leaders should bring their questions and topics for exploration including pricing models, TCO, financial governance, hybrid cloud strategies, vendor landscape, and more.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 02:15 PM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 03:00 PM

Ask the Expert: How Does a Hybrid Integration Platform Approach Fit in Your Data Integration Strategy?

Eric Thoo, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

A hybrid integration platform approach as an extension of the data integration infrastructure is growing, as businesses adopt a dynamic mix of deployment models, integrator personas, integration patterns and endpoints. What are the effects of hybrid integration platform capabilities on data integration? How does integration platform as a service for data integration help your technologies evolve?

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 02:15 PM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 03:00 PM

How to Leverage Customer Data Management Technologies for Better Customer Experiences

Melissa Davis, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Adjacent, overlapping technologies for customer data management cause confusion among organizations as to which technology is optimal. This session will help Data and Analytics leaders know the right customer data management components for organizing and sharing data for better CX. What is customer 360 and how can it be used to improve CX? What are the data management technologies used to manage customer data?

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 02:15 PM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 03:00 PM

Ask the Expert: What It Is All About SAP's Cloud CRM Strategy?

Ilona Hansen, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Currently, there is a lot of rumor about SAP's C/4HANA CRM strategy in the market. In this session, participants are been provided with answers such as how the current SAP CRM cloud technology stack looks like? What is SAP's strategy aiming for? Who should be attracted by SAP's cloud CRM strategy?

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 02:15 PM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 03:45 PM

Workshop: Data and Analytics Licensing Strategy and Negotiations Can Make or Break Your Initiatives (Repeat)

Ehtisham Zaidi, Sr Director 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 and Data Lakes enablement vendors to save millions

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 04:15 PM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 05:00 PM

Advanced Data and Analytics: What Is On The Horizon For Leading Organizations?

Frank Buytendijk, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

What are leading organizations in Data and Analytics considering for their future in data and analytics? See what is on the horizon of Data and Analytics by learning from what others are doing.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 04:15 PM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 05:00 PM

Ask the Expert: What Is the Typical Roadmap for AI Adoption? REPEAT

Svetlana Sicular, VP Analyst, Gartner

Be advised about the typical stages of AI adoption to achieve immediate and long-term goals for AI at the correct stages in your AI journey. Collaborate and set the right expectations with business stakeholders in leveraging AI for business value. Minimize risks to the organization, its customers and ecosystem.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 04:15 PM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 05:00 PM

Magic Quadrant for Data Management

Mark Beyer, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Henry Cook, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Sally Parker, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

This magic quadrant session discuss key trends and will highlight the results of the operational database, data integration and MDM magic quadrants.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 09:45 AM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 10:30 AM

The Foundation of a Modern Data and Analytics Strategy

Austin Kronz, Principal Analyst, Gartner

"What should my data and analytics strategy look like" is one of the most common inquiries Gartner’s Data and Analytics 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 or transformation, this presentation will share the best practices that have emerged from hundreds of document reviews and thousands of inquiries.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 09:45 AM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 10:30 AM

The Foundation of an Effective Data and Analytics Operating Model

Mike Rollings, VP Analyst, Gartner

This session details the foundation of an effective data and analytics operating model.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 09:45 AM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 10:30 AM

Your Data and Analytics Platform: The Role It Plays in Your Digital Business Success

Erick Brethenoux, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

This updated research explains the status and evolving set of data and analytics platforms and how they will increasingly drive every business moment and outcome improvement. The emerging data and analytics platform will be defined and presented, and a clear road map for how to assemble it in your organization will be shared. Don’t panic and buy some AI yet. Start here first.
● What are the core components of your digital business technology platform?
● Where and in what form does your data and analytics platform drive your digital business success?
● How and where can you start leveraging your data and analytics today?

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 09:45 AM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 10:30 AM

Ask the Expert: What It Is All About SAP's Cloud CRM Strategy? REPEAT

Ilona Hansen, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Currently, there is a lot of rumor about SAP's C/4HANA CRM strategy in the market. In this session, participants are been provided with answers such as how the current SAP CRM cloud technology stack looks like? What is SAP's strategy aiming for? Who should be attracted by SAP's cloud CRM strategy?

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 09:45 AM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 10:30 AM

Ask the Expert: What It Is All About SAP's Cloud CRM Strategy?

Currently, there is a lot of rumor about SAP's C/4HANA CRM strategy in the market. In this session, participants are been provided with answers such as how the current SAP CRM cloud technology stack looks like? What is SAP's strategy aiming for? Who should be attracted by SAP's cloud CRM strategy?

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 09:45 AM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 10:30 AM

Ask the Expert: DataOps — One Year in, Lessons Learned (REPEAT)

Alan Dayley, VP Analyst, Gartner

DataOps was introduced as a topic at the 2019 Garter D&A Summits. What have we learned so far in the process? Come ask the analyst and interact with peers to find out what has and has not worked including: planning, implementation, and on-going administration of DataOp.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 09:45 AM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 10:30 AM

Ask the Expert: Everything You Wanted to Know About Cloud Data Management but Were Afraid to Ask! (REPEAT)

Adam Ronthal, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

In this analyst/user discussion, we'll be talking all things cloud and data management. Data and analytics leaders should bring their questions and topics for exploration including pricing models, TCO, financial governance, hybrid cloud strategies, vendor landscape, and more.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 09:45 AM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 11:15 AM

Workshop: Creating an Effective Data and Analytics Strategy

Frank Buytendijk, Distinguished VP 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.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 11:45 AM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 12:15 PM

Data Lakes, Data Warehouses and Data Hubs Aren't The Same: Know Their Capabilities and Purpose

Ted Friedman, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Confusion persists regarding the role of data warehouses, data lakes and data hubs. They are NOT the same. While the names and terminology are less important than the principles and capabilities, data and analytics leaders need to know the capabilities and the value they provide.
● What are data warehouses, data lakes and data hubs?
● What are the key differences between these concepts?
● How can they be used in combination to meet modern data and analytics needs?

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 11:45 AM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 12:30 PM

Ask the Expert: Choosing the Right DBMS for Your Project (REPEAT)

Donald Feinberg, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

There are literally hundreds of choices for a DBMS — relational, nonrelational, open source, multimodel, dbPaaS. The confusion in the market grows daily about how to choose a DBMS, what is available, should I use open source and how to decide between relational and nonrelational. We will answer your questions on these topics and best practices for making a DBMS decision.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 11:45 AM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 12:30 PM

Leading in the #DigitalSociety

Frank Buytendijk, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

The responsibility of Data and Analytics leaders has increased. First to being part of the digital business. Now, also being responsible for the societal consequences of the use of data and analytics. What is the impact of D&A on the digitalization of society? Which opportunities does that present? Which challenges do you need to overcome?

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 11:45 AM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 12:45 PM

Roundtable: DataOps — Early Lessons Learned From Implementing and Managing the Process (REPEAT)

Alan Dayley, VP Analyst, Gartner

DataOps was introduced as a topic at the 2019 Garter D&A Summits. What have we learned so far in the process? Come compare with peers to find out what has and has not worked including: Planning, implementation, and on-going administration of DataOps.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 03:30 PM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 04:15 PM

How to Get Started with Advanced Analytics that Rapidly Generate Business Value

Nate Novosel, Sr Director, Advisory, Gartner

This presentation will showcase practical techniques from D&A organizations to get started and rapidly generate business value with advanced analytics. Topics include how to promote the benefits of advanced analytics to business partners and how you escape the expectation hype so you can communicate and execute on the real promise of advanced analytics.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 03:30 PM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 04:15 PM

Ask the Expert: Data Preparation, Data Virtualization, Streaming Data Integration ― Utilize Modern Integration Technologies for Data and Analytics Success

Ehtisham Zaidi, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Data and analytics leaders are often tasked with complementing traditional data integration technologies and practices with modern and more self-service ways of managing integration. Attend this session to uncover best practices to inculcate modern integration practices for complete and faster analytics and data science.

1. How can data and analytics leaders complement traditional integration like ETL/ESB with modern integration technologies like data virtualization?
2. What are the use cases that are enabled by modern integration technologies like data virtualization, data preparation, data engineering and stream data integration?
3. What are the vendor and market offerings and how to complement existing tools with newer technologies for your use case requirements?

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 03:30 PM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 04:15 PM

Practicing Master Data Management in the Absence of an Enterprise MDM Solution

Sally Parker, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

If master data management is a technology-enabled business discipline, can the promise of master data management be met without investing in enterprise master data management software? This session explores the promise of master data, the foundations required for a successful master data initiative and the merits of available options.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 03:30 PM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 04:30 PM

Ask the Expert: How Does a Hybrid Integration Platform Approach Fit in Your Data Integration Strategy? REPEAT

Eric Thoo, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

A hybrid integration platform approach as an extension of the data integration infrastructure is growing, as businesses adopt a dynamic mix of deployment models, integrator personas, integration patterns and endpoints. What are the effects of hybrid integration platform capabilities on data integration? How does integration platform as a service for data integration help your technologies evolve?

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 03:30 PM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 04:30 PM

Roundtable: Ever Thought About Optimizing Your Data Quality Technology Spends!

Ankush Jain, Sr Principal Analyst, Gartner

Right from the latest CDO survey — enhancing data quality, reliability and access is the Number 1 key expectation on the list of Data and Analytics teams globally but ever rising costs continue to being important business problem to tackle and efficiently allocate the budget towards technology and other resources.

There is definitely a dire need to address and drive the enterprise wide cost optimization, let us discuss what we have done around cost optimization of Data Quality Technology spends with a focus on 4 things:

1. Upcoming pricing trends,
2. Licensing approaches,
3. Negotiation practices
4. Augmented data management & Capability convergence

Data Quality technology cost optimization is often an afterthought, overlooked / ignored during the RFP stages - add to this the evolving nature of contract negotiation, technology enhancements, use-case requirements which makes the cost optimization a complex phenomena.

Use these pricing, licensing, negotiation, technology automation and convergence trends to guide & safeguard your future Data Quality Investments. The savings from the cost optimizations can be then allocated towards spends for other resources like up-skilling your internal staff, hiring specialists for more advanced IT tasks and not doing Data Quality, spending time and money in linking your data quality initiatives to overall enterprise Data and Analytics governance !

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 05:15 PM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 06:00 PM

Upgrade to a Data Fabric Design to Transform Your Data Management and Integration Architecture

Ehtisham Zaidi, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Data and analytics leaders are often tasked to investigate, adopt and later integrate a huge number of data management "point solutions" and tools for their operational and analytical use case requirements. This often leads to redundant purchases, integration challenges and derailed projects. Convergence in data integration, data quality, data preparation, data cataloging and other tools is paving a way for a core active metadata informed and ML-enabled dynamic data fabric design that can potentially transform data management and integration.
1. What does a data fabric architecture mean for data and analytics leaders and how can they enable it?
2. What are the vendors and market offerings that can potentially fast track a data fabric design?
3. How can data and analytics leaders enable a data fabric without disrupting existing architectures and without creating a governance chaos?

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 05:15 PM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 06:00 PM

Great Tactics to Sell your Data and Analytics Vision

Leigh McMullen, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Five Great Tactics to Sell your Data and Analytics Vision

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 05:15 PM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 06:00 PM

Is It Time? Master Data Management in the Cloud

Sally Parker, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Whilst much of the software market has marched towards the cloud, master data management has been slow to follow pace. With vendor offerings remaining distributed across on premises, hybrid and cloud, when is the right time to commit to a cloud based MDM strategy? This session explores the MDM cloud landscape and the pros and cons of strategy options.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 05:15 PM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 06:00 PM

Digital Ethics: The Age of Artificial Intelligence

Frank Buytendijk, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Digital Ethics is at the peak of the hype. Many executives worry about the unintended consequences of the use of data and technology, particularly concerning AI. What are the latest developments in digital ethics? Which ethical principles are the most commonly cited around AI? How do we build a value system into AI systems?

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 05:15 PM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 06:15 PM

Roundtable: Getting More From the Data Lake

Donald Feinberg, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Many organizations have created a data lake but find it difficult to use and maintain. In this roundtable we will discuss the issues around the data lake and what can be done to realize greater value from the data lake. The discussion will encompass: 1. What the issues seen with a data lake; 2. How to change the infrastructure to make the data lake less complex; and 3. How do we gain more business value from the data lake.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Thursday, March 26, 2020 08:00 AM|Thursday, March 26, 2020 08:45 AM

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 almost all enterprise data and analytics tools. Key topics addressed:
1. What is augmented data preparation, and how has it evolved to support enterprise data integration, analytics/BI and data science needs?
2. What is the current state of the market, and how will it evolve?
3. How can you best leverage data preparation capabilities, while at the same time ensuring governance and control?

Thursday, March 26, 2020 08:00 AM|Thursday, March 26, 2020 08:45 AM

How CDOs Can Get Buy-In and Sell Data and Analytics to Stakeholders

Alan D. Duncan, VP Analyst, Gartner

Getting buy-in is a consistent challenge for data and analytics leaders, such as CDOs. To do so, they must “sell” the overall vision and strategy for data and analytics and the measurable business benefits, while also overcoming any stakeholder objections and underlying change resistance challenges. How to articulate the benefits of analytics solutions to executives? How to link data and analytics efforts to business outcomes or trace them through to hard benefits? How to encourage experimentation and entrepreneurialism while overcoming change aversion and the need for certainty?

Thursday, March 26, 2020 08:00 AM|Thursday, March 26, 2020 09:30 AM

Workshop: How to Link Data to Outcomes (Repeat)

Andrew White, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

This workshop introduces a new toolkit that helps data and analytics leaders diagnostically and causally connect data in their business systems to a business outcome. Use this workshop and supporting toolkit to demonstrate the connection between data and analytics, their governance, and their value to business process, decisions and outcomes. What are the challenges and why do you need to link data to outcome? How to link data to outcome with Gartner’s Business Value Pyramid. How to start demonstrating business value from data tomorrow?

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Thursday, March 26, 2020 10:00 AM|Thursday, March 26, 2020 10:45 AM

Augmented Data Management Forges a New Alliance Between Human and Artificial Intelligence

Eric Thoo, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Struggling to keep up with challenges to optimally connect and orchestrate data — across ecosystems, platforms and "things”, data management teams increasingly turn to AI techniques to power highly adaptive data management infrastructure. What challenges are creating a need for AI in data management? How will AI impact data management? How will AI enhance data management infrastructure?

Thursday, March 26, 2020 10:00 AM|Thursday, March 26, 2020 10:45 AM

Create a Business Case for Metadata Management to Best Fulfill Your Data and Analytics Initiatives

Guido De Simoni, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Data and analytics leaders should use Gartner’s seven-step process to develop a business case that will attract engagement from business stakeholders and demonstrate business value through measurable KPIs for key metadata management initiatives. What are the critical steps that you must address? How do you select relevant metrics? How do you communicate value achieved with stakeholders focus?

Thursday, March 26, 2020 10:00 AM|Thursday, March 26, 2020 10:45 AM

The Future of Applications

Dennis Gaughan, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Every Business is a Technology Business and applications are at the core (and edge) of every organization. Business models, customer demands, and the competitive landscape are all undergoing significant change which will require a new approach to how application leaders need to develop and deliver their application strategy to meet business goals. This session will focus on the strategy, architectures, people and culture changes required to embed application capabilities into the DNA of your business.

Thursday, March 26, 2020 10:00 AM|Thursday, March 26, 2020 11:00 AM

Roundtable: How to Preserve Privacy in Analytics and BI? (REPEAT)

Bart Willemsen, VP Analyst, Gartner

Open roundtable session where D&A leaders can bring their experiences to the table when it comes to privacy preservation in analytics. Are there regulatory requirements to do so? What methods are available to pseudonymize or anonymize data for analytics, and can we share experiences? What is the relevance of Multi-party computing, Zero-knowledge proofs, differential privacy, et cetera? End users only.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Thursday, March 26, 2020 10:00 AM|Thursday, March 26, 2020 11:30 AM

Workshop: Creating an Effective Data and Analytics Strategy (Repeat)

Frank Buytendijk, Distinguished VP 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.
PLEASE NOTE: Reserved for end-users only. Pre-registration required.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Thursday, March 26, 2020 11:00 AM|Thursday, March 26, 2020 11:30 AM

Data Monetization: Identifying Industry Examples to Illustrate Business Value

Lydia Clougherty Jones, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Data and Analytics Leaders struggle to define and illustrate data monetization. How do you convince your stakeholders that data monetization is "not" about data selling, but instead about data value? Are you using industry use cases to enable better communication for data monetization support and funding? This session will clarify data monetization misconceptions, identify opportunities to create internal efficiencies and drive new revenue, and illustrate cross-industry success stories.

Thursday, March 26, 2020 11:00 AM|Thursday, March 26, 2020 11:30 AM

Driving Analytics Success With Data Engineering

Nick Heudecker, VP Analyst, Gartner

The intense focus on data scientists has distracted organizations from an essential element of their analytics success — the delivery of quality data ready for analysis. This session explores the role of the data engineer and how it contrasts with the data scientist. It also discusses the required skills and organization. Specifically, this session covers:


● What do data engineers do, anyway?

● What are the necessary data engineering skills?

● Where do data engineers fit in your data and analytics program?

This track provides guidance and best practices for adaptive enterprise data, analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) governance, data quality, data catalogs, master and application data, best practices around digital ethics, trusted data sharing, master data management (MDM), making privacy and security a growth driver, and regulatory compliance.

Monday, March 23, 2020 08:00 AM|Monday, March 23, 2020 09:00 AM

Exclusive Industry Breakfast Healthcare Providers: Analytic Hot Topics for 2020

Laura Craft, VP Analyst, Gartner

To be held on the opening day, this session will bring together all the healthcare provider participants and will:
1) provide a networking opportunity for the healthcare providers to network at the beginning of the summit
2) Introduce industry relevant analytic hot topics
3) provide a overview of the summit, how to navigate it, and suggested sessions to to attend.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Monday, March 23, 2020 10:45 AM|Monday, March 23, 2020 11:30 AM

Ask the Expert: Why You Need to Adopt Blockchain Smart Contracts For Revenue Growth

Lydia Clougherty Jones, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

While there’s plenty of confusion about what blockchain smart contracts are and how they work, there’s also a growing amount of angst about how they will change data sharing, disrupt digital business, and impact enterprise value. This session explains the fundamentals of blockchain smart contracting, identifies opportunities to drive costs savings and new revenue, explores potential legal missteps and reviews actual market applications.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Monday, March 23, 2020 10:45 AM|Monday, March 23, 2020 11:30 AM

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.

Monday, March 23, 2020 10:45 AM|Monday, March 23, 2020 11:30 AM

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 that because data is increasingly distributed, changing constantly and touched by so many entities, controlling it is simply impossible. And that 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?

Monday, March 23, 2020 10:45 AM|Monday, March 23, 2020 11:30 AM

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

Ankush Jain, Sr Principal 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.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Monday, March 23, 2020 11:45 AM|Monday, March 23, 2020 12:15 PM

Augmented Analytics: Using Machines to Tell Data Stories to Humans

James Richardson, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

A lack of skills means that too few organizations are using data storytelling techniques to boost decision makers’ engagement with data. New ML-/AI-based data storytelling capabilities that will automate these tasks and could fundamentally change how analytics is done.

● What are the shortfalls in human made data stories?

● What software capabilities are available today to automate data stories?

● How will data storytelling automation develop?

Monday, March 23, 2020 02:15 PM|Monday, March 23, 2020 03:00 PM

Adopt a Data Hub Strategy to Unify Data and Analytics Governance and Integration

Ted Friedman, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Organizations are confused (most often by vendors) who overcomplicate siloed approaches to data and analytics governance and integration. An effective data hub strategy is not complicated; it is a synthesis of best practices that can help you succeed with Data and Analytics governance and data integration, while simplifying your infrastructure.
- What is a data hub and why is It NOT the same as a data warehouses or data lake?
- What is a data hub strategy and how does it add value to your organization?
- What are the critical starting points for a data hub strategy?

Monday, March 23, 2020 02:15 PM|Monday, March 23, 2020 03:00 PM

Top Technology Trends in Data and Analytics That Will Change Your Business

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 analytics tools to the use of continuous intelligence to interpret streams of data from IoT or the potential of intuitive interfaces, there is rapid evolution in how and where analysis can be deployed. Understanding the business impact of these changes will allow organizations to prioritize the innovations that will drive digital business.

Monday, March 23, 2020 04:15 PM|Monday, March 23, 2020 05:00 PM

Ask the Expert: Why You Need to Adopt Blockchain Smart Contracts For Revenue Growth (Repeat)

Lydia Clougherty Jones, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

While there’s plenty of confusion about what blockchain smart contracts are and how they work, there’s also a growing amount of angst about how they will change data sharing, disrupt digital business, and impact enterprise value. This session explains the fundamentals of blockchain smart contracting, identifies opportunities to drive costs savings and new revenue, explores potential legal missteps and reviews actual market applications.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Monday, March 23, 2020 04:15 PM|Monday, March 23, 2020 05:00 PM

Ask the Expert: Where Should You Start in Modernizing Your Data and Analytics Capabilities for the Internet of Things? REPEAT

Ted Friedman, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

The Internet of Things creates huge opportunities for organizations, but they need the right pieces in place to make it work. The data management and analytics capabilities in most organizations are not yet "IoT-ready." What are key areas data and analytics leaders can focus on to begin modernizing t in order to support IoT requirements?

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Monday, March 23, 2020 04:15 PM|Monday, March 23, 2020 05:00 PM

The Foundation and Future of Data and Analytics Governance

Saul Judah, VP Analyst, Gartner

Traditional data and analytics governance that focuses only on policy, compliance and enforcement is now obsolete for digital business. Adaptive governance practices that are contextual and elastic are urgently needed for successful digital business initiatives. This session discusses why current practices are now inadequate and how adaptive governance practices can be adopted to enable better outcomes.

Monday, March 23, 2020 04:15 PM|Monday, March 23, 2020 05:00 PM

Blockchain for Data Management: Making the World's Worst Database Work for You

Nick Heudecker, VP Analyst, Gartner

Blockchain's data provenance features and trusted interactions could change how data is controlled, shared and governed. Although big technological hurdles remain, innovative data management opportunities are emerging. It's time for data and analytics leaders to start experimenting. This session explores:
● How does blockchain compare to today's databases?
● How might blockchain disrupt your data management program?
● What is the maturity level of data management on blockchain, and where should you begin?

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 09:30 AM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 10:15 AM

Adaptive Data Governance: A New Look at Data Management Practice

Joe Maguire, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Regardless of their primary purposes or use cases, most IT deliverable must also explicitly support adaptive Data Governance. Consequently, some IT best practices must be updated because most IT practices were formed before Data Governance was an acknowledged activity. In this presentation, GTP Analyst Joe Maguire shows how data-management practice can improve to support Data Governance.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 09:30 AM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 10:15 AM

Graph techniques - an old revolutionary concept for modern data science

Erick Brethenoux, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Graph techniques have been around for decades, but in the last year, the application of graph processing and graph databases have been continuously accelerating to enable more complex and adaptive data science. Knowledge graphs and semantic networks are capturing essential business relationships between logical concepts and entities such as organizations, people and transactions; while enabling critical business discoveries.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 09:30 AM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 10:15 AM

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

Ankush Jain, Sr Principal 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.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 02:15 PM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 03:00 PM

Data Ethics Done Right: Peer Perspectives on Implementing the Ethical Use of Data

Miles Gibson, VP, Advisory, Gartner

From business-value destroying biases in ML and AI algorithms to constant privacy scandals, the contemporary data ethics landscape is a minefield. This presentation will showcase best practices sourced from D&A practitioners who have figured out how to develop and implement high ethical standards in their enterprise use of data and analytics.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 02:15 PM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 03:00 PM

Disruption in Decision Management Technology and Practice

W. Roy Schulte, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Companies are transforming the way they make business decisions by using combinations of machine learning, business rules and optimization. Decisions are designed from a business point of view. End users play a big role in authoring rules and analytics.
What are the key product innovations?
How are decision models different from analytical models?
What are best practices for decision management?

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 04:15 PM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 05:00 PM

Forget About Data Cleansing! Use the Data Quality Operating Framework to Build Trust in Your Data!

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 after-thought inconvenience. Effective data quality programs involve not just technology and tools; it requires a comprehensive framework with foundational building blocks in metrics, processes, rules and policy, and responsibilities. All these pieces are working together as whole to drive continuous improvement.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 04:15 PM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 05:00 PM

Why the Internet of Things Is the Greatest Opportunity (and Challenge!) for Data and Analytics Leaders

Ted Friedman, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

IoT holds massive promise for innovation through new business models that monetize data and analytic insight. It's a huge opportunity for CDOs and their teams to help their organizations transform.
But it also puts pressure on existing capabilities due to massive data volumes, fast-moving event streams and new governance challenges. How does the IoT create new opportunities and challenges? What must data and analytics leaders do to drive adaptation for the IoT? Which new capabilities will be critical to success?

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 09:45 AM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 10:30 AM

Augmented Data Catalogs: Now an Enterprise Must have for Data and Analytics Leaders

Ehtisham Zaidi, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

This session addresses how data and analytics leaders can investigate and adopts modern ML-enabled data catalogs to inventory distributed and often siloed data assets as a first step in enabling new data management, analytics and data science use cases.

Key issues addressed:

1. What are machine-learning-enabled catalogs and how are they different from previous IT led metadata management projects?
2. What are the key capabilities, use cases and user persona for data catalogs?
3. What are the market offerings in this space, their various segments and which offering would make sense according to your existing use- case requirements?
4. How can data and analytics leaders create a wholesome strategy to embed data cataloging into their data management infrastructure?

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 09:45 AM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 10:30 AM

The Future of Data and Analytics Is Cloud!

Donald Feinberg, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

The new data and analytics platform is the cloud. Cloud service providers and independent software vendors are providing the basis for a new cloud based ecosystem. In this session, we will explore the state of the data and analytics platform (data management, BI/analytics/data science, data and analytics governance), the transition to cloud and its implications, and what it means to operate successfully in the cloud, or more likely, in multiple clouds.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 03:30 PM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 04:15 PM

How to Organize for Innovation With Data and Analytics and AI: From Experimentation to Enterprise Scale

Jorgen Heizenberg, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Organizations are gearing up their multidisciplinary teams to innovate with data and analytics or implement a variety of artificial intelligence techniques in ever more business areas. Data and analytics leaders often struggle to identify which capabilities, roles and skills go together, and which organizational designs to pursue for AI- and data-driven innovation.
Key issues: How to coordinate AI innovation initiatives with other data and analytics activities? How to set up an Data and Analytics and AI innovation lab and CoE including roles and skills? How to scale up from prototypes and pilots to production.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 03:30 PM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 04:15 PM

How Digital Society Influences Privacy Risk and Your Digital Ethics

Bart Willemsen, VP Analyst, Gartner

Digital society is a fact, taking shape as we continue to develop our organizations and value propositions in communities, contact and collaboration. The changes ahead may be unforeseen, though must be guided and chosen deliberately to maintain universal human rights like privacy and freedom. Ethical dilemmas enable the conversation and provide the choices to be made to achieve the synergy needed between what your customer wants and what your technologies enable.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 03:30 PM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 04:30 PM

Roundtable: Challenges and Tactics for Starting or Expanding a Data and Analytics Governance Program

Ted Friedman, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Data and analytics leaders are faced with many challenges when trying to grow governance maturity -- from politics to past failed attempts, barriers inhibit the necessary engagement and taking the right actions to move forward. Use this interactive session to share issues, ideas and solutions with your peers in order to make progress on your data and analytics governance work.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 05:15 PM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 06:00 PM

Exploiting the Symbiotic Nature of Content and Artificial Intelligence

Michael Woodbridge, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Unstructured information in the form of content has a special relationship with machine learning technologies. Vast repositories of content provide a pipeline of organization specific insight to fuel AI programs. Additionally, content and it’s related processes are enhanced and ordered by AI. This session will provide guidance on how to organize content for and reaping the benefits of AI initiatives.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 05:15 PM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 06:15 PM

Roundtable: Challenges and Tactics for Starting or Expanding a Data and Analytics Governance Program

Ted Friedman, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Data and analytics leaders are faced with many challenges when trying to grow governance maturity -- from politics to past failed attempts, barriers inhibit the necessary engagement and taking the right actions to move forward. Use this interactive session to share issues, ideas and solutions with your peers in order to make progress on your data and analytics governance work.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Thursday, March 26, 2020 08:00 AM|Thursday, March 26, 2020 08:45 AM

Where and How MDM Adds Value to the Business

Sally Parker, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Master data management programs must be tied to key business drivers to gain end-users' commitment. This session uses case studies to illustrate where and how MDM can deliver clear business value. What are the scenarios where MDM adds value to the business? How can the capabilities that MDM provides be tied to business value? How can your use cases be categorized to best communicate value?

Thursday, March 26, 2020 08:00 AM|Thursday, March 26, 2020 08:45 AM

Architecting for Immersive Analytics

Marty Resnick, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Immersive analytics provides an engaging, collaborative and 3D visual interface for data analysis to serve new analytics use cases using augmented reality (AR), mixed reality (MR) and virtual reality (VR) technologies and techniques. This session will discuss how organizations will use immersive analytics to provide data storytelling and empowering decision makers.

Thursday, March 26, 2020 10:00 AM|Thursday, March 26, 2020 10:45 AM

Master Data in Service of Digital Commerce

Sally Parker, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

E-commerce has served to drive a voracious appetite for product data. Satisfaction of the "demand side" of product data calls for an end-to-end data strategy and capability. What are the drivers for product data in support of digital commerce? What is the end-to-end product data capability required to satisfy digital commerce requirements? How can organizations deliver against these requirements?

This track addresses how to make analytics fundamental to all parts of the business in a trusted way, along with the latest trends, such as data storytelling, augmented analytics, the convergence of analytics and BI and data science, embedded analytics, and continuous, real-time analytics.

Sunday, March 22, 2020 01:00 PM|Sunday, March 22, 2020 03:00 PM

Bake-Off: Modern Analytics and BI

James Richardson, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Modernize your analytics and BI capabilities by selecting the products that best meet your needs. See side-by-side, scripted demonstrations of four leading vendors. What are the key features to consider and how do they compare in action? How can you improve your own evaluation process and internal proofs of concept? What are the main strengths and weaknesses of these vendors?

Monday, March 23, 2020 08:00 AM|Monday, March 23, 2020 09:00 AM

Exclusive Breakfast for Healthcare Payers Forum: Business Drivers of Healthcare Analytics for Healthcare Payers

Jeff Cribbs, VP Analyst, Gartner

This session will bring together all the healthcare payer industry participants and set the industry context for the summit:
What are the business drivers of analytics technology decisions for payers in 2020?
What is the current range of maturity of the payer industry in responding to those drivers with emerging analytic capabilities?

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Monday, March 23, 2020 10:45 AM|Monday, March 23, 2020 11:30 AM

The Foundation of Modern Analytics and BI

Austin Kronz, Principal Analyst, Gartner

This presentation highlights the foundations and key trends in analytics and BI, and is a must-attend for all data and analytics leaders and business practitioners involved in analytics who are interested in starting or expanding their subject-matter expertise.

Monday, March 23, 2020 10:45 AM|Monday, March 23, 2020 11:30 AM

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

Jorgen Heizenberg, Sr Director 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?

Monday, March 23, 2020 11:45 AM|Monday, March 23, 2020 12:15 PM

5 Steps to Migrate Your Legacy DW&BI to Your New Analytics and Data Science Platform

Pieter den Hamer, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Many companies are investing in new platforms to support self service business intelligence, augmented analytics and data science. Once successful, the question becomes how to deal with legacy data warehouses and conventional business intelligence implementations. What is an effective approach to migrate these to the new platform? How to architect and govern this platform for use cases as diverse as reporting and AI?

Monday, March 23, 2020 11:45 AM|Monday, March 23, 2020 12:15 PM

Use Sports Analytics to Communicate the Value of Business Analytics

Donald Feinberg, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Virtually every major sports league around the world has aggressively adopted data and analytic capabilities to improve the performance of their players and teams, as well as increase revenue and improve the customer experience. These efforts offer Business Analytic leaders a treasure trove of best practices and lessons learned particularly around data story telling. In particular, this 30 minute presentation will cover two key issues:

1) Best Practices: Adopt the analytic best practices pioneered by sports leagues around the world (e.g. quantified self, real time decision making, location intelligence, and forecasting).
2) Communication: Use sports analytics as a way to communicate the value and importance of business analytics.

Monday, March 23, 2020 11:45 AM|Monday, March 23, 2020 12:15 PM

How to Have an Engaging Conversation With Your CEO About Data and Analytics

Saul Judah, VP Analyst, Gartner

Better engagement with senior business leaders requires data and analytics leaders to have sharper communication skills. This short session shows how improving the power of your listening, influencing and persuasion will lead to more engaging and actionable business conversations.

Monday, March 23, 2020 02:15 PM|Monday, March 23, 2020 03:00 PM

A Human-Centric Approach to Data and Analytics: Introducing the Homo Analyticus

Jorgen Heizenberg, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Being successful with data and analytics is more about people, than about technology. Technology is the easy part. This session is about the difficult part: people. How to build the rights skills to deliver value from data and analytics. How to foster curiosity, creativity and critical thinking. What role does culture, mindset, ethics, or even office politics play?
Key issues: What are people skills? What skills are relevant for data and analytics? Which principles and habits should you apply?

Monday, March 23, 2020 02:15 PM|Monday, March 23, 2020 03:00 PM

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?

Monday, March 23, 2020 02:15 PM|Monday, March 23, 2020 03:15 PM

Roundtable: Getting Started With Data Literacy and Information as a Second Language

Alan D. Duncan, VP Analyst, Gartner

The increasingly pervasive nature of data makes it crucial for all employees to learn to “speak data.” This roundtable session will provide you with the opportunity to explore successes and pitfalls for starting 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?

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Monday, March 23, 2020 04:15 PM|Monday, March 23, 2020 05:00 PM

Crafting a CDO Narrative That Aligns, Informs and Inspires

Debra Logan, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

The articulation of the CDO role, its function, and its intended impact is a challenge, given the breadth of the mission, the perspectives of stakeholders, and the lack of a shared language. This session will enable new and seasoned CDOs in communicating the essence of their roles and strategies. How to draft a compelling narrative for data and analytics? How to test the narrative with stakeholders? How to use the narrative to set context for your data and analytics strategy and roadmap?

Monday, March 23, 2020 04:15 PM|Monday, March 23, 2020 05:00 PM

The Future of Data and Analytics: How Augmented Analytics Will Transform Your Organization

Rita Sallam, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Augmented analytics is a disruptive trend that leverages machine automation and AI to transform how data is prepared, how insights are generated and shared and how data science and ML models are created and operationalized. This presentation provides an overview of the key trend and how you need to fully leverage it in your organization.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 09:30 AM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 10:15 AM

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

Carlie Idoine, Sr Director 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?

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 09:30 AM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 10:15 AM

Three Critical Activities That Lead to Successful Data Synthesis and Higher Decision Quality

Sean Holbert, Sr Director, Advisory, Gartner

While there is no shortage of behavioral and attitudinal customer data available to business leaders, the ability to synthesize all that data to generate impactful insights is sub-par. Almost half of the business leaders we surveyed, report “cherry-picking” data rather than objectively synthesizing data, resulting in both delays in decision making, and also sub-optimal decisions and business outcomes.
In this session, you will learn how to enable synthesis across the organization by:
- Visualizing the data and data owner network
- Codifying synthesis “hacks”
- Prescribing a data reconciliation process for business leaders to use

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 09:30 AM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 11:00 AM

Workshop: Three Steps to Turn Your Data and Insights Into a Persuasive Story

Sean Holbert, Sr Director, Advisory, Gartner

The data and insights we produce are not always acted on, even if they are presented to business leaders in a timely fashion. This is because we live in a busy world inundated with data, which makes it hard for business leaders to retain valuable insights and make better informed decisions. Storytelling, when used as a presentation technique, can truly bring your data and insights to life. In this session, you will learn how to transform your data and insights into a persuasive narrative, ensure that what you present is salient and memorable to your business leaders, and enable your business leaders to take action on your recommendations. *Note: this session also works really well as a 90 minute workshop with predesigned exercises.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 11:30 AM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 12:15 PM

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

Austin Kronz, 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?

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 11:30 AM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 12:30 PM

Roundtable: Getting Started With Data Literacy and Information as a Second Language (REPEAT)

Alan D. Duncan, VP Analyst, Gartner

The increasingly pervasive nature of data makes it crucial for all employees to learn to “speak data.” This roundtable session will provide you with the opportunity to explore successes and pitfalls for starting 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?

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 02:15 PM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 03:00 PM

How to Select the Right Professional Services Provider for Your Data and Analytics

Jorgen Heizenberg, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Data and analytics leaders often lack the internal resources or skills needed to speed up and scale Data and Analytics and support digital transformation and they look for external support. Although the Data and Analytics services market is mature it is also facing disruption, changing the behavior of many system integrators and consultancy companies. So how do Data and Analytics leaders find and choose from hundreds of possible services providers? A market four times the size of the Data and Analytics software market.
Key issues:

● When and why do I need an external service provider?

● How can I find and select a third-party service provider?

● How to manage the relationship?

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 02:15 PM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 03:00 PM

From BI to AI:How to Design and Plan the Business-Driven Analytics Architecture

Joao Tapadinhas, VP Analyst, Gartner

The Business-Driven Analytics Architecture is more than technology. It includes the design and implementation of an extended data and analytics ecosystem spanning from technology, to data, people, processes and business outcomes. Learn how to:

- Select and prioritize Data and Analytics capabilities deployment based on required business outcomes
- Design the implementation roadmap for a comprehensive data and analytics ecosystem

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 04:15 PM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 05:00 PM

Magic Quadrant for Analytics and BI, Data Science and ML and Analytics Service Providers

Rita Sallam, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

This magic quadrant session discuss key trends and will highlight the results of the Analytics and BI, Data Science and ML and Analytics Service Providers magic quadrants.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 07:30 AM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 08:15 AM

Women in Data Breakfast: With Men Who Care About Diversity

Sally Parker, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Melissa Davis, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Sue Finley, , Employee of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory

This breakfast will explore three main topics: Empowering Women For and With Each Other — Addressing gender bias between women and how they can support each other up the leadership ladder.Engaging Men to Advance Women — How men can help women work to their full capacity as leaders — and why they would want to. Removing Institutional Barriers and Blind Spots — Whether gender bias is subtly build into the system or does its damage unconsciously, there is clear path to eliminating it.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 09:30 AM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 10:30 AM

Analytics Show-Floor Showdown: ABI Vendors

Rita Sallam, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

This session will provide attendees an opportunity to see analytic tools being applied in a controlled, consistent setting via a demonstration of product capabilities. Vendors will demonstrate their platform capabilities based on a guided script and common format in a moderated setting using the data from the BI and data science and machine learning bake-off sessions. This session is educational to help prospective buyers and influencers understand the analytic process and the look, feel, use and application of each tool.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 09:45 AM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 10:30 AM

Deliver Critical Capabilities for the Augmented Era of Analytics

Austin Kronz, Principal Analyst, Gartner

This presentation will leverage the Critical Capabilities to describe which analytics capabilities organizations should consider provisioning to deliver a more augmented user experience.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 09:45 AM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 10:30 AM

The Foundation of an Effective Data and Analytics Operating Model

Mike Rollings, VP Analyst, Gartner

This session details the foundation of an effective data and analytics operating model.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 09:45 AM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 11:15 AM

Workshop: Three Steps to Turn Your Data and Insights Into a Persuasive Story (Repeat)

Sean Holbert, Sr Director, Advisory, Gartner

The data and insights we produce are not always acted on, even if they are presented to business leaders in a timely fashion. This is because we live in a busy world inundated with data, which makes it hard for business leaders to retain valuable insights and make better informed decisions. Storytelling, when used as a presentation technique, can truly bring your data and insights to life. In this session, you will learn how to transform your data and insights into a persuasive narrative, ensure that what you present is salient and memorable to your business leaders, and enable your business leaders to take action on your recommendations. *Note: this session also works really well as a 90 minute workshop with predesigned exercises.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 11:45 AM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 12:15 PM

Data-Driven Foundations: Getting Started With Data Literacy and Information as a Second Language

Alan D. Duncan, 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, March 25, 2020 03:30 PM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 04:15 PM

I Click Therefore I Am

Melissa Davis, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Debra Logan, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

We live in a new digital world — always being watched and analyzed without always knowing it. All that we say and do is or can be — recorded, accessed and analyzed. The tracking across every digital touchpoint imaginable can be exploited for the purpose of influencing our behavior. How do data and analytics leaders maintain personal integrity and social equilibrium in the modern digital world?

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 03:30 PM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 04:15 PM

How to Successfully Implement Innovative Data and Analytics Capabilities

Joao Tapadinhas, VP Analyst, Gartner

Some organization seem to master the deployment of innovative and impactful new technologies, while others consistently lag behind and fail to deliver value. Learn the common characteristics of failed and successful implementations of data and analytics capabilities.

- How to implement (the right) Data and Analytics capabilities and maximize impact?
- How to leverage a methodical approach for the delivery of new D&A capabilities?

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 03:30 PM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 05:00 PM

Workshop: Engaging Decision Makers Through Data Visualization and Storytelling (Repeat)

James Richardson, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Data storytelling promises 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? This workshop includes best practices in visualizing data and mistakes to avoid. As part of the workshop, we will analyze examples you bring as a group, and recommend ways to more effectively communicate data.
PLEASE NOTE: Reserved for end-users only. Pre-registration required.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 03:30 PM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 05:00 PM

Workshop: The Foundations of Data Literacy and Data-Driven Culture Are the Basis for Digital Business Success

Alan D. Duncan, VP Analyst, Gartner

A critical success factor for CDOs is their ability to foster the organisation's capability for improved data literacy and a more data-driven culture, in support of new digital business opportunities. In this foundational workshop, participants will have the opportunity to gauge their own data literacy, their organization’s data literacy and develop approaches to bridge the gap to raise literacy levels. Based upon stories and examples of leading practices, this workshop will examine: What is data literacy? What is information as a second language (ISL) and how does it help me identify and communicate my organization’s needs? How does this help foster a data-driven culture?

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 05:15 PM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 06:00 PM

Implementing Augmented Data Science and Machine Learning: Four Real-World Case Studies

Carlie Idoine, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Augmented data science not only gives citizen data scientists (non-experts) access to data science and machine learning capabilities. It also increases efficiency of the experts. Augmentation is about extension, not replacement. This presentation will demonstrated how to leverage augmented DSML via case studies where augmented data science is having a measurable business impact.

Thursday, March 26, 2020 08:00 AM|Thursday, March 26, 2020 08:45 AM

Enable, Expand and Evolve Your Self-Service Analytics Initiative

Joao Tapadinhas, VP Analyst, Gartner

Self-service analytics is a balancing act between user autonomy and centralized governance that many organizations struggle to deliver. Learn practical steps to drive your self-service initiative from inception to mastery.

- Enable self-service analytics with autonomy and governance
- Expand the audience, data volumes and analytics complexity
- Evolve to new use cases with greater business impact

Thursday, March 26, 2020 08:00 AM|Thursday, March 26, 2020 08:45 AM

Getting Started With Using Data for Good

Carlie Idoine, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

There is a correlation between successful organizations and organizations with strong Data for Good initiatives. This presentation will answer the questions:
1) Why are Data for Good initiatives important?
2) What does an effective Data for Good initiatives look like?
3) How does an organization get started a data for good initiative?

Thursday, March 26, 2020 08:00 AM|Thursday, March 26, 2020 09:00 AM

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

Jorgen Heizenberg, Sr Director 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?

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Thursday, March 26, 2020 08:00 AM|Thursday, March 26, 2020 09:00 AM

Roundtable: Sharing the Secrets of Success With Your Stakeholders Through Storytelling

Alan D. Duncan, VP Analyst, Gartner

Storytelling provides a “ties that bind” that brings together the themes of measurable business value and data-driven culture. This interactive roundtable, will bring you together with your peers to share the secrets of storytelling success. How to tell stories that engage stakeholders build relationships and create empathy? How to structure stories effectively to simplify complex technical communications? How to make use of a simple three-act storytelling approach used by many of the world's best storytellers? How to focus your communications and tell a better story and to create better outcomes by emphasizing the perspectives of the audience personas?

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Thursday, March 26, 2020 10:00 AM|Thursday, March 26, 2020 10:45 AM

Five Best Practices for Real-Time Analytics and Continuous Intelligence

W. Roy Schulte, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Real-time analytics are going mainstream to support time-sensitive customer engagement, supply chain, banking, government and other applications. New technologies and architectures change the job of data and analytics leaders.
What benefits does continuous intelligence bring? How does stream processing differ from conventional analytics and BI? What are five best practices for real-time analytics?

Thursday, March 26, 2020 10:00 AM|Thursday, March 26, 2020 10:45 AM

AI Maturity and Why You Need It: How Increasing Your AI Maturity Delivers Repeatable Business Value

Alys Woodward, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

This session will look at how advancing up the AI maturity curve is beneficial not just for the AI and analytics teams but to the business and the value delivered from AI and analytics.
The session will also describe how organizations can identify their own maturity level and find the next best actions to take to improve maturity.

Thursday, March 26, 2020 10:00 AM|Thursday, March 26, 2020 10:45 AM

How to Improve Your Organization With Business-Domain-Focused Data and Analytics

Melissa Davis, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

The future of Data and Analytics requires line of business Data and Analytics to be pervasive in your organization – incorporated into all key decisions across all business functions – such as marketing, HR and industry verticals such as telco, banking for speed, creativity and innovation. What does data and analytics means for the business functions today? How to deepen business function collaboration with IT? How to elevate business-led data and analytics solutions?

Thursday, March 26, 2020 10:00 AM|Thursday, March 26, 2020 11:30 AM

Workshop: The Foundations of Data Literacy and Data-Driven Culture Are the Basis for Digital Business Success (Repeat)

Alan D. Duncan, VP Analyst, Gartner

A critical success factor for CDOs is their ability to foster the organisation's capability for improved data literacy and a more data-driven culture, in support of new digital business opportunities. In this foundational workshop, participants will have the opportunity to gauge their own data literacy, their organization’s data literacy and develop approaches to bridge the gap to raise literacy levels. Based upon stories and examples of leading practices, this workshop will examine: What is data literacy? What is information as a second language (ISL) and how does it help me identify and communicate my organization’s needs? What are the emerging data-centric roles, skills and structures requiring advances in data literacy? How does it help foster a data-driven culture? How do I get started with driving a data literacy program and how does it relate to other organizational change/design efforts?

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Thursday, March 26, 2020 11:00 AM|Thursday, March 26, 2020 11:30 AM

Less Is More: Streamlining Your Analytics and BI Tool Portfolio

James Richardson, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Many organizations use multiple analytics and BI products. Data and analytics leaders must review and work to reduce their portfolio of tools by identifying areas of redundant practice and technology overlap. This will free them to meet evolving analytics needs and realize economies of scale. This session will cover:
● Establishing and modelling your analytics and BI portfolio.
● Streamlining your A&BI estate to support innovation.
● Actively managing a portfolio of tools and using analytic catalogs.

Thursday, March 26, 2020 11:00 AM|Thursday, March 26, 2020 11:30 AM

Maverick - Think Differently by Thinking in a Foreign Language

Erick Brethenoux, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

The way we think is constrained by the words that we use. In an increasingly English-speaking world, the ability to employ unique words and therefore concepts from other languages can be a differentiator.

Thursday, March 26, 2020 11:00 AM|Thursday, March 26, 2020 11:30 AM

Take 5 Actions to Improve Your Data and Analytics Risk Culture

Saul Judah, VP Analyst, Gartner

A data-driven culture is key to the success of data and analytics teams. But unless your culture is risk-aware, your investments in data and analytics are exposed to greater risk. This session will discuss why a risk-aware culture will help data and analytics leaders deliver better business value, and five actions they can take to improve their data and analytics risk culture.

This track, built on Gartner for Technical Professionals research, delivers actionable, technical insights into the best practices, tools and methodologies, such as DataOps, needed to ensure deployment success, as well as advice on the pitfalls to avoid when scaling deployments of data and analytics in and beyond the enterprise and across the cloud.

Monday, March 23, 2020 10:45 AM|Monday, March 23, 2020 11:30 AM

Ask the Expert: How Are You Using AI and ML for Your Customer Analytics?

Bill Delrieu, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

The session focuses on the state of AI and ML for customer analytics.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Monday, March 23, 2020 10:45 AM|Monday, March 23, 2020 11:30 AM

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

Sanjeev Mohan, Sr Director 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.

Monday, March 23, 2020 02:15 PM|Monday, March 23, 2020 03:00 PM

Optimize and Control Your Cloud Spend for Data Management

Adam Ronthal, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Data and analytics leaders using cloud-based data management solutions are often surprised by cost overruns. A comprehensive approach combining proactive, reactive and product-specific measures is essential for predictable budgeting for cloud data management environments. We will explore financial governance approaches including choosing the best cloud pricing models for given workloads.

Monday, March 23, 2020 04:15 PM|Monday, March 23, 2020 05:00 PM

Designing Scalable ML Architectures to Deliver AI-Based Systems

Soyeb Barot, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

As AI and ML initiatives mature enterprises are at a loss to systematically productionalize their ML pipelines and face significant scalability and operational challenges. ML architectures tend to be constrained by data gravity, compute requirements and model integration complexities. Within this session, we will touch upon the framework to build and deploy ML models in production alongside operationalizing the MLDLC (machine learning development lifecycle) and the implementation strategy for architecture to deliver AI-Based systems.

Monday, March 23, 2020 04:15 PM|Monday, March 23, 2020 05:00 PM

Ask the Expert: What Is a Customer Data Platform and Do I Need One?

Bill Delrieu, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Customer Data Platforms (CDPs) promise to allow marketers to easily create data-driven, personalized customer experiences. Discuss the capabilities and limits of CDPs, and the technical requirements necessary to implement one, and if you can use your company's current technology stack to recreate these capabilities.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 09:15 AM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 10:15 AM

Analytics Show-Floor Showdown: ABI Vendors

Rita Sallam, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

This session will provide attendees an opportunity to see analytic tools being applied in a controlled, consistent setting via a demonstration of product capabilities. Vendors will demonstrate their platform capabilities based on a guided script and common format in a moderated setting using the data from the BI and data science and machine learning bake-off sessions. This session is educational to help prospective buyers and influencers understand the analytic process and the look, feel, use and application of each tool.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 09:30 AM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 10:15 AM

Ask the Expert: How Are You Using Your Digital Analytics Tool to Measure Customer Experiences

Bill Delrieu, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

How do you establish KPIs for measuring customer experiences on your website or mobile apps and how do you implement these KPIs using either Google Analytics or Adobe Analytics?

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 09:30 AM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 10:15 AM

How to Build a Data Lake Architecture

Sumit Pal, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

How to think about Data Lakes, Why Data Lakes are making a comeback and how to build one successfully.
In this session, you’ll learn:

● Current state of Data Lake Architectures

● Data Lake Components

● How to build Data Lakes Successfully

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 11:30 AM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 12:15 PM

To Be Agile and Cope With Disruption You Need to Be Able to Migrate Your Data and Apps

Henry Cook, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Enterprises need to be agile, take advantage of new technology and continue to meet new requirements cost effectively. Data, DBMS and DMSA migration are now essential organizational skills. How to implement a new data strategy when seemingly stuck on old platforms? How to cost justify a migration? How to align migration with business objectives, this session addresses these questions.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 02:15 PM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 03:00 PM

Technical Insights: Using Machine Learning to Optimize Customer Journeys

Sanjeev Mohan, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

In the emerging space of customer journey analytics and orchestration, what are the use cases for implementing either custom-built or off-the-shelf solutions. In this session, we will cover different vendor solutions that use the three main types of ML algorithms to provide insights on customer journeys and recommendations on how to optimize them.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 04:15 PM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 05:00 PM

Ask the Expert: How Are You Using AI and ML for Your Customer Analytics? REPEAT

Bill Delrieu, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

The session focuses on the state of AI and ML for customer analytics.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 04:15 PM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 05:00 PM

Are Knowledge Graphs the Answer to Data and Content Silos

Sumit Pal, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

A paradigm shift is happening that will change the way companies store and compute and search data. Graph data stores comprise a growing category of data management. Graphs have become intrinsic components of computing. Digital Transformation of complex data requires graph. Graphs are being used beyond classical problems. This session demystifies the landscape of graph stores, architectures and problems they solve and how knowledge graphs are evolving to consolidate data across the silos. This also includes usage of NLP, Data Catalogs built on Graphs and DSML.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 09:45 AM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 10:30 AM

Deploying IoT Analytics, From Edge to Enterprise

Carlton Sapp, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Organizations struggle to find new ways to leverage and monetize massive amounts of IoT data. To overcome this challenge, tech. professionals should examine deployments of analytics across IoT architectures, from edge to enterprise. This session answers: What types of analytics to deploy in IoT architectures, and where to deploy analytics in IoT solutions to drive business value and efficiencies.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 09:45 AM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 10:45 AM

Roundtable: Technical Insights: The Rise of Customer Data Platforms, Demystifying Its Promises

Bill Delrieu, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

A Customer Data Platform is a data management system that unifies a company’s customer data from marketing and other back-end systems to enable customer modeling and optimizing the timing and targeting of messages and offers. This presentation shows the functionalities of a CDP and how technical professionals can implement one from a vendor solution.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 11:45 AM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 12:30 PM

Ask the Expert: How Are You Using Your Digital Analytics Tool to Measure Customer Experiences

Bill Delrieu, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

How do you establish KPIs for measuring customer experiences on your website or mobile apps and how do you implement these KPIs using either Google Analytics or Adobe Analytics?

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 03:30 PM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 04:15 PM

Rewiring Data Governance to include Applications, Multicloud and Data Lakes

Mark Beyer, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Organizations constantly find that data needs to be reused but cannot do it. Conflicting data governance approaches become worse in a multicloud environment.
1. What did we forget we knew and then forget to do and need to fix?
2. Can augmented data management help us recover and evolve our data culture?
3. Where does governance go in a highly distributed information architecture?

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 05:15 PM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 06:00 PM

Drive Data Scientist Productivity With Data Wrangling Techniques

Sumit Agarwal, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Anywhere between 40% - 80% of a data scientist's time is spent in data analysis, and finding the right data alignment with the machine learning algorithm. The current ad hoc and iterative nature creates uncertainty in the project implementation timelines, as well as impact the model output quality and fairness in decision making.
This session provides various techniques such as using specialized tools, crowd-sourcing, simulations and synthetic data creation, and use of generative adversarial networks (GANs) to substantially improve the model build process using wide variety of data such as transactional, text, images, videos, speech etc.

Thursday, March 26, 2020 08:00 AM|Thursday, March 26, 2020 08:45 AM

Stream Processing: The New Data Processing Paradigm

Sumit Pal, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Digital businesses must use stream processing to meet their needs for continuous intelligence and real-time analytics. This session helps technical professionals implement stream processing architectures for data integration, event processing and analytics.

Thursday, March 26, 2020 08:00 AM|Thursday, March 26, 2020 09:00 AM

Roundtable: Technical Insights: The Rise of Customer Data Platforms, Demystifying Its Promises

Bill Delrieu, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

A Customer Data Platform is a data management system that unifies a company’s customer data from marketing and other back-end systems to enable customer modeling and optimizing the timing and targeting of messages and offers. This presentation shows the functionalities of a CDP and how technical professionals can implement one from a vendor solution.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Thursday, March 26, 2020 10:00 AM|Thursday, March 26, 2020 10:45 AM

Implementing an Open Source Enterprise Machine Learning Stack

Sumit Agarwal, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Open source is the foundation of most data science and machine learning solution innovations, and almost all ML commercial platforms leverage open source technologies. Yet, many organizations ask questions such as:
- How capable is an enterprise scale open source ML stack that can support end to end use cases?
- What are the key considerations for selecting open source ML?
- How would I get support for the open source components?
This session offers solutions and the way forward for implementation of an open source ML stack

Thursday, March 26, 2020 10:00 AM|Thursday, March 26, 2020 10:45 AM

Ask the Expert: What Is a Customer Data Platform and Do I Need One?

Bill Delrieu, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Customer Data Platforms (CDPs) promise to allow marketers to easily create data-driven, personalized customer experiences. Discuss the capabilities and limits of CDPs, and the technical requirements necessary to implement one, and if you can use your company's current technology stack to recreate these capabilities.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

This track discusses how to draw disparate pieces together with a focus on enabling technology components such as cloud, analytics infrastructure, data lakes, data warehouses, data hubs, data fabrics, the information architecture of the future, integration, data preparation, blockchain and more.

Sunday, March 22, 2020 01:00 PM|Sunday, March 22, 2020 03:00 PM

Bake-Off: Modern Analytics and BI

James Richardson, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Modernize your analytics and BI capabilities by selecting the products that best meet your needs. See side-by-side, scripted demonstrations of four leading vendors. What are the key features to consider and how do they compare in action? How can you improve your own evaluation process and internal proofs of concept? What are the main strengths and weaknesses of these vendors?

Monday, March 23, 2020 10:45 AM|Monday, March 23, 2020 11:30 AM

Data Management in a Multicloud and Intercloud World — Embrace the Inevitable!

Adam Ronthal, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

The increased adoption of multicloud and intercloud deployments in support of data management solutions has important implications for data and analytics strategies. Data and analytics leaders must prepare for these impacts now, to ensure optimal use of cloud resources. How can you leverage the new cloud ecosystems effectively? What are the trade-offs between choice and the complexity it entails?

Monday, March 23, 2020 10:45 AM|Monday, March 23, 2020 11:30 AM

The Foundation of Modern Analytics and BI

Austin Kronz, Principal Analyst, Gartner

This presentation highlights the foundations and key trends in analytics and BI, and is a must-attend for all data and analytics leaders and business practitioners involved in analytics who are interested in starting or expanding their subject-matter expertise.

Monday, March 23, 2020 11:45 AM|Monday, March 23, 2020 12:15 PM

5 Steps to Migrate Your Legacy DW&BI to Your New Analytics and Data Science Platform

Pieter den Hamer, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Many companies are investing in new platforms to support self service business intelligence, augmented analytics and data science. Once successful, the question becomes how to deal with legacy data warehouses and conventional business intelligence implementations. What is an effective approach to migrate these to the new platform? How to architect and govern this platform for use cases as diverse as reporting and AI?

Monday, March 23, 2020 11:45 AM|Monday, March 23, 2020 12:15 PM

How to Avoid Data Lake Failures

Nick Heudecker, VP Analyst, Gartner

Everyone wants a data lake, but most attempts fail to live up to hype around this concept. This session explores the multiple reasons why data lakes fail and how you can avoid the traps. Specifically, this session covers:
What are the major scenarios for data lake failures?
How can you detect and correct these scenarios?

Monday, March 23, 2020 02:15 PM|Monday, March 23, 2020 03:00 PM

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?

Monday, March 23, 2020 02:15 PM|Monday, March 23, 2020 03:00 PM

The Future of Data Management Beyond 2021

Mark Beyer, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

For decades, the focus of your data management architecture has been centered on the management of the data store. Concerns about replication, quality, timing, even storage devices and more are all based upon which store is holding my data now. That's over. We have entered the era of multicloud and massively distributed data utilization. Gartner ties together governance, management, quality, integration and more, to reveal a distributed integration approach that releases data from the tyranny of location.

Monday, March 23, 2020 04:15 PM|Monday, March 23, 2020 05:00 PM

The Future of Data and Analytics: How Augmented Analytics Will Transform Your Organization

Rita Sallam, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Augmented analytics is a disruptive trend that leverages machine automation and AI to transform how data is prepared, how insights are generated and shared and how data science and ML models are created and operationalized. This presentation provides an overview of the key trend and how you need to fully leverage it in your organization.

Monday, March 23, 2020 04:15 PM|Monday, March 23, 2020 05:00 PM

Ask the Expert: Data Preparation, Data Virtualization, Streaming Data Integration ― Utilize Modern Integration Technologies for Data and Analytics Success

Ehtisham Zaidi, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Data and analytics leaders are often tasked with complementing traditional data integration technologies and practices with modern and more self-service ways of managing integration. Attend this session to uncover best practices to inculcate modern integration practices for complete and faster analytics and data science.

1. How can data and analytics leaders complement traditional integration like ETL/ESB with modern integration technologies like data virtualization?
2. What are the use cases that are enabled by modern integration technologies like data virtualization, data preparation, data engineering and stream data integration?
3. What are the vendor and market offerings and how to complement existing tools with newer technologies for your use case requirements?

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 09:30 AM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 10:15 AM

Cloud Is the Future Of Data Infrastructure

Donald Feinberg, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Data is the core asset of all organizations. Enabling the use of data across the enterprise and outside the organization has become an imperative. The database management market is undergoing a rapid and profound transition to the cloud, as the supporting technology is changing. Cloud and dbPaaS has become the platform of choice and pricing models are under pressure from both open-source and the cloud.
What is driving the data infrastructure transformation to new technologies, cloud platforms and cost models?
How are existing technologies changing and what new technologies are emerging to support this transformation?
What are the vendors doing to address the shift to the cloud and how will the market evolve?

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 09:30 AM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 10:15 AM

Public Sector Forum: Government Transformation Begins With Better Data

Rick Howard, VP Analyst, Gartner

Governments are eager to transform the way they work with new technologies such as blockchain or AI. But years of poor data management and governance adds time, risk and expense to these efforts. In this session, government CIOs will learn what they can do to speed innovation by improving data quality and learning from examples of organizations that treat data as a strategic asset.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 09:30 AM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 10:15 AM

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

Carlie Idoine, Sr Director 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?

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 11:30 AM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 12:15 PM

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

Austin Kronz, 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?

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 11:30 AM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 12:15 PM

Ask the Expert: Everything You Wanted to Know About Cloud Data Management but Were Afraid to Ask!

Adam Ronthal, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

In this analyst/user discussion, we'll be talking all things cloud and data management. Data and analytics leaders should bring their questions and topics for exploration including pricing models, TCO, financial governance, hybrid cloud strategies, vendor landscape, and more.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 11:30 AM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 12:15 PM

The Foundation and Futures 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, March 24, 2020 02:15 PM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 03:00 PM

Ask the Expert: How Does a Hybrid Integration Platform Approach Fit in Your Data Integration Strategy?

Eric Thoo, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

A hybrid integration platform approach as an extension of the data integration infrastructure is growing, as businesses adopt a dynamic mix of deployment models, integrator personas, integration patterns and endpoints. What are the effects of hybrid integration platform capabilities on data integration? How does integration platform as a service for data integration help your technologies evolve?

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 02:15 PM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 03:00 PM

From BI to AI:How to Design and Plan the Business-Driven Analytics Architecture

Joao Tapadinhas, VP Analyst, Gartner

The Business-Driven Analytics Architecture is more than technology. It includes the design and implementation of an extended data and analytics ecosystem spanning from technology, to data, people, processes and business outcomes. Learn how to:

- Select and prioritize Data and Analytics capabilities deployment based on required business outcomes
- Design the implementation roadmap for a comprehensive data and analytics ecosystem

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 02:15 PM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 03:00 PM

How to Leverage Customer Data Management Technologies for Better Customer Experiences

Melissa Davis, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Adjacent, overlapping technologies for customer data management cause confusion among organizations as to which technology is optimal. This session will help Data and Analytics leaders know the right customer data management components for organizing and sharing data for better CX. What is customer 360 and how can it be used to improve CX? What are the data management technologies used to manage customer data?

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 02:15 PM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 03:00 PM

Ask the Expert: Choosing the Right DBMS for Your Project

Donald Feinberg, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

There are literally hundreds of choices for a DBMS — relational, nonrelational, open source, multimodel, dbPaaS. The confusion in the market grows daily about how to choose a DBMS, what is available, should I use open source and how to decide between relational and nonrelational. We will answer your questions on these topics and best practices for making a DBMS decision.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 04:15 PM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 05:00 PM

Magic Quadrant for Analytics and BI, Data Science and ML and Analytics Service Providers

Rita Sallam, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

This magic quadrant session discuss key trends and will highlight the results of the Analytics and BI, Data Science and ML and Analytics Service Providers magic quadrants.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 04:15 PM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 05:00 PM

Magic Quadrant for Data Management

Mark Beyer, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Henry Cook, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Sally Parker, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

This magic quadrant session discuss key trends and will highlight the results of the operational database, data integration and MDM magic quadrants.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 09:45 AM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 10:30 AM

Deliver Critical Capabilities for the Augmented Era of Analytics

Austin Kronz, Principal Analyst, Gartner

This presentation will leverage the Critical Capabilities to describe which analytics capabilities organizations should consider provisioning to deliver a more augmented user experience.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 09:45 AM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 10:30 AM

Ask the Expert: Everything You Wanted to Know About Cloud Data Management but Were Afraid to Ask! (REPEAT)

Adam Ronthal, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

In this analyst/user discussion, we'll be talking all things cloud and data management. Data and analytics leaders should bring their questions and topics for exploration including pricing models, TCO, financial governance, hybrid cloud strategies, vendor landscape, and more.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 11:45 AM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 12:15 PM

Data Lakes, Data Warehouses and Data Hubs Aren't The Same: Know Their Capabilities and Purpose

Ted Friedman, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Confusion persists regarding the role of data warehouses, data lakes and data hubs. They are NOT the same. While the names and terminology are less important than the principles and capabilities, data and analytics leaders need to know the capabilities and the value they provide.
● What are data warehouses, data lakes and data hubs?
● What are the key differences between these concepts?
● How can they be used in combination to meet modern data and analytics needs?

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 11:45 AM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 12:30 PM

Ask the Expert: Choosing the Right DBMS for Your Project (REPEAT)

Donald Feinberg, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

There are literally hundreds of choices for a DBMS — relational, nonrelational, open source, multimodel, dbPaaS. The confusion in the market grows daily about how to choose a DBMS, what is available, should I use open source and how to decide between relational and nonrelational. We will answer your questions on these topics and best practices for making a DBMS decision.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 03:30 PM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 04:15 PM

Ask the Expert: Data Preparation, Data Virtualization, Streaming Data Integration ― Utilize Modern Integration Technologies for Data and Analytics Success

Ehtisham Zaidi, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Data and analytics leaders are often tasked with complementing traditional data integration technologies and practices with modern and more self-service ways of managing integration. Attend this session to uncover best practices to inculcate modern integration practices for complete and faster analytics and data science.

1. How can data and analytics leaders complement traditional integration like ETL/ESB with modern integration technologies like data virtualization?
2. What are the use cases that are enabled by modern integration technologies like data virtualization, data preparation, data engineering and stream data integration?
3. What are the vendor and market offerings and how to complement existing tools with newer technologies for your use case requirements?

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 03:30 PM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 04:15 PM

Practicing Master Data Management in the Absence of an Enterprise MDM Solution

Sally Parker, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

If master data management is a technology-enabled business discipline, can the promise of master data management be met without investing in enterprise master data management software? This session explores the promise of master data, the foundations required for a successful master data initiative and the merits of available options.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 03:30 PM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 04:15 PM

How to Successfully Implement Innovative Data and Analytics Capabilities

Joao Tapadinhas, VP Analyst, Gartner

Some organization seem to master the deployment of innovative and impactful new technologies, while others consistently lag behind and fail to deliver value. Learn the common characteristics of failed and successful implementations of data and analytics capabilities.

- How to implement (the right) Data and Analytics capabilities and maximize impact?
- How to leverage a methodical approach for the delivery of new D&A capabilities?

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 03:30 PM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 04:30 PM

Ask the Expert: How Does a Hybrid Integration Platform Approach Fit in Your Data Integration Strategy? REPEAT

Eric Thoo, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

A hybrid integration platform approach as an extension of the data integration infrastructure is growing, as businesses adopt a dynamic mix of deployment models, integrator personas, integration patterns and endpoints. What are the effects of hybrid integration platform capabilities on data integration? How does integration platform as a service for data integration help your technologies evolve?

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 03:30 PM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 05:00 PM

Workshop: Engaging Decision Makers Through Data Visualization and Storytelling (Repeat)

James Richardson, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Data storytelling promises 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? This workshop includes best practices in visualizing data and mistakes to avoid. As part of the workshop, we will analyze examples you bring as a group, and recommend ways to more effectively communicate data.
PLEASE NOTE: Reserved for end-users only. Pre-registration required.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 05:15 PM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 06:00 PM

Is It Time? Master Data Management in the Cloud

Sally Parker, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Whilst much of the software market has marched towards the cloud, master data management has been slow to follow pace. With vendor offerings remaining distributed across on premises, hybrid and cloud, when is the right time to commit to a cloud based MDM strategy? This session explores the MDM cloud landscape and the pros and cons of strategy options.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 05:15 PM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 06:00 PM

Implementing Augmented Data Science and Machine Learning: Four Real-World Case Studies

Carlie Idoine, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Augmented data science not only gives citizen data scientists (non-experts) access to data science and machine learning capabilities. It also increases efficiency of the experts. Augmentation is about extension, not replacement. This presentation will demonstrated how to leverage augmented DSML via case studies where augmented data science is having a measurable business impact.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 05:15 PM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 06:00 PM

Upgrade to a Data Fabric Design to Transform Your Data Management and Integration Architecture

Ehtisham Zaidi, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Data and analytics leaders are often tasked to investigate, adopt and later integrate a huge number of data management "point solutions" and tools for their operational and analytical use case requirements. This often leads to redundant purchases, integration challenges and derailed projects. Convergence in data integration, data quality, data preparation, data cataloging and other tools is paving a way for a core active metadata informed and ML-enabled dynamic data fabric design that can potentially transform data management and integration.
1. What does a data fabric architecture mean for data and analytics leaders and how can they enable it?
2. What are the vendors and market offerings that can potentially fast track a data fabric design?
3. How can data and analytics leaders enable a data fabric without disrupting existing architectures and without creating a governance chaos?

Thursday, March 26, 2020 08:00 AM|Thursday, March 26, 2020 08:45 AM

Enable, Expand and Evolve Your Self-Service Analytics Initiative

Joao Tapadinhas, VP Analyst, Gartner

Self-service analytics is a balancing act between user autonomy and centralized governance that many organizations struggle to deliver. Learn practical steps to drive your self-service initiative from inception to mastery.

- Enable self-service analytics with autonomy and governance
- Expand the audience, data volumes and analytics complexity
- Evolve to new use cases with greater business impact

Thursday, March 26, 2020 08:00 AM|Thursday, March 26, 2020 08:45 AM

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 almost all enterprise data and analytics tools. Key topics addressed:
1. What is augmented data preparation, and how has it evolved to support enterprise data integration, analytics/BI and data science needs?
2. What is the current state of the market, and how will it evolve?
3. How can you best leverage data preparation capabilities, while at the same time ensuring governance and control?

Thursday, March 26, 2020 08:00 AM|Thursday, March 26, 2020 09:00 AM

Roundtable: Getting More From the Data Lake

Donald Feinberg, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Many organizations have created a data lake but find it difficult to use and maintain. In this roundtable we will discuss the issues around the data lake and what can be done to realize greater value from the data lake. The discussion will encompass: 1. What the issues seen with a data lake; 2. How to change the infrastructure to make the data lake less complex; and 3. How do we gain more business value from the data lake.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Thursday, March 26, 2020 10:00 AM|Thursday, March 26, 2020 10:45 AM

Five Best Practices for Real-Time Analytics and Continuous Intelligence

W. Roy Schulte, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Real-time analytics are going mainstream to support time-sensitive customer engagement, supply chain, banking, government and other applications. New technologies and architectures change the job of data and analytics leaders.
What benefits does continuous intelligence bring? How does stream processing differ from conventional analytics and BI? What are five best practices for real-time analytics?

Thursday, March 26, 2020 10:00 AM|Thursday, March 26, 2020 10:45 AM

Augmented Data Management Forges a New Alliance Between Human and Artificial Intelligence

Eric Thoo, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Struggling to keep up with challenges to optimally connect and orchestrate data — across ecosystems, platforms and "things”, data management teams increasingly turn to AI techniques to power highly adaptive data management infrastructure. What challenges are creating a need for AI in data management? How will AI impact data management? How will AI enhance data management infrastructure?

Thursday, March 26, 2020 10:00 AM|Thursday, March 26, 2020 10:45 AM

How to Improve Your Organization With Business-Domain-Focused Data and Analytics

Melissa Davis, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

The future of Data and Analytics requires line of business Data and Analytics to be pervasive in your organization – incorporated into all key decisions across all business functions – such as marketing, HR and industry verticals such as telco, banking for speed, creativity and innovation. What does data and analytics means for the business functions today? How to deepen business function collaboration with IT? How to elevate business-led data and analytics solutions?

Thursday, March 26, 2020 11:00 AM|Thursday, March 26, 2020 11:30 AM

Less Is More: Streamlining Your Analytics and BI Tool Portfolio

James Richardson, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Many organizations use multiple analytics and BI products. Data and analytics leaders must review and work to reduce their portfolio of tools by identifying areas of redundant practice and technology overlap. This will free them to meet evolving analytics needs and realize economies of scale. This session will cover:
● Establishing and modelling your analytics and BI portfolio.
● Streamlining your A&BI estate to support innovation.
● Actively managing a portfolio of tools and using analytic catalogs.

Thursday, March 26, 2020 11:00 AM|Thursday, March 26, 2020 11:30 AM

Driving Analytics Success With Data Engineering

Nick Heudecker, VP Analyst, Gartner

The intense focus on data scientists has distracted organizations from an essential element of their analytics success — the delivery of quality data ready for analysis. This session explores the role of the data engineer and how it contrasts with the data scientist. It also discusses the required skills and organization. Specifically, this session covers:


● What do data engineers do, anyway?

● What are the necessary data engineering skills?

● Where do data engineers fit in your data and analytics program?

This track explores technology trends: What’s real and what’s hype, along with the organizational requirements, skills development and talent recruiting needed for successful deployment and the all-important business impact of these advanced data and analytics capabilities. It also highlights best practices to get started and drive value: building training data, cloud for AI, customer analytics and more.

Sunday, March 22, 2020 01:30 PM|Sunday, March 22, 2020 03:00 PM

Workshop: Use Brilliant AI Ideas From Others to Inspire Your Own Use Cases

Svetlana Sicular, VP Analyst, Gartner

The biggest challenge in AI is not technical, but rather, a scarcity of great ideas for AI. We will study several brilliant AI ideas and come up with our own use cases inspired by what others have already done.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Sunday, March 22, 2020 03:30 PM|Sunday, March 22, 2020 05:00 PM

Workshop: Use Gartner's Process to Optimize Software MegaVendor Negotiations: IBM, Microsoft, Oracle & SAP

Melanie Alexander, Director Analyst, Gartner

Data and analytics leaders and negotiators struggle to negotiate effective software and SaaS deals with the software megavendors: IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and SAP. This session will provide you with best practices, strategies, tips and tactics related to negotiating:

● Appropriate licensing

● Optimized pricing

● Robust contract terms to minimize risks

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Monday, March 23, 2020 09:15 AM|Monday, March 23, 2020 10:15 AM

Gartner Opening Keynote: Rewire Your Culture for an AI-Augmented Future

Gareth Herschel, VP Analyst, Gartner

Carlton Sapp, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

In a changing world resilience is not enough, you must be prepared to turn disruption to your advantage. But in an uncertain future the only sure requirement is having the creativity to find the right solution in any situation. But creativity doesn’t just come from having the right people, it must be designed into your organization and that takes leadership. Yours.

Monday, March 23, 2020 10:45 AM|Monday, March 23, 2020 11:30 AM

The Foundation of Data Science and Machine Learning: Delivering Value in the Age of AI

Pieter den Hamer, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

This session will provide a high-level introduction to data science and machine learning and their proper function in a data-driven organization. Content will include hype vs. reality, key trends, proven use cases and an overview of leading technologies. How do data science and machine learning fit within both the organization’s analytics and AI strategies? What are the early steps data and analytics leaders should take to invest in data science and machine learning? What do successful data science and machine learning initiatives look like?

Monday, March 23, 2020 10:45 AM|Monday, March 23, 2020 11:30 AM

Ask the Expert: Decision Management and Decision Models

W. Roy Schulte, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Decision management techniques, including business rules, machine learning and optimization, help data and analytics leaders operationalize analytics. This interactive session will discuss attendee questions on trends, industry standards and best practices. What kind of business decisions should use a decision management approach? Which vendors are delivering innovative decision management tools?

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Monday, March 23, 2020 10:45 AM|Monday, March 23, 2020 12:15 PM

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

Ehtisham Zaidi, Sr Director 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 and Data Lakes enablement vendors to save millions

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Monday, March 23, 2020 11:45 AM|Monday, March 23, 2020 12:15 PM

Applying Infonomics to Drive Business Value

Alan Duncan, Leadership Partner, Gartner

Most executives readily admit that their organization mismanages its information assets, particularly compared to how traditional assets are managed. This foundational session will explain the core principles and practices of infonomics that help data and analytics leasers unlock the true business value of their information assets. How to measure the potential and actual value of information assets? How to improve the quality, availability, discoverability and utility of information assets? How to identify opportunities for innovation to become more data-driven?

Monday, March 23, 2020 11:45 AM|Monday, March 23, 2020 12:15 PM

Boosting Machine Learning with Better Training Data.

Alexander Linden, VP Analyst, Gartner

The lack of training data is one biggest showstoppers for machine learning projects. We discuss best practices to remedy that situation: : from data synthesis, active learning and crowdsourcing to data pooling and scrutinizing current data collection strategies.

* Why is the lack of training data such a profound problem?
* What are the key methods to remedy this situation?

Monday, March 23, 2020 02:15 PM|Monday, March 23, 2020 03:00 PM

Healthcare Providers Forum: Augmented, Adaptive, Assistive, Actionable Intelligence: The Practical Application of AI in Healthcare

Laura Craft, VP Analyst, Gartner

Across healthcare 'AI' is being used to guide actions, augment decisions, assist with a process and adapt to preferences. There is really nothing artificial about it. It is being applied to create excellent patient and consumer experiences, recommend treatment protocols and take the mundane and repetitive tasks out of clinical, operational, administrative, research and discovery workflows. This session will guide attendees through the practical application of AI using case studies to illustrate how the industry is applying AI.

Monday, March 23, 2020 02:15 PM|Monday, March 23, 2020 03:00 PM

The Present and Future of Artificial Intelligence

Whit Andrews, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Artificial intelligence adoption has entered the mainstream, but most organizations are at the earliest stages and still developing their strategy and governance. Get a sense of where you stand and where the industry will progress.

Monday, March 23, 2020 02:15 PM|Monday, March 23, 2020 03:00 PM

Culture Hacking to Overcome the IT and Business Divide for Successful AI-Enabled Outcomes

Eric Hunter, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Data is becoming the language of business. As this transformation occurs, collaborative business and technology relationships are a must for enterprise success. This session provides a practical approach to culture hacks to bridge the divide between IT and the business -- including examples and insights for business and technology leaders as they leverage AI to realize critical business outcomes.

Monday, March 23, 2020 02:15 PM|Monday, March 23, 2020 03:15 PM

Roundtable: What Are the Best Practices to Organize for Machine Learning?

Alexander Linden, VP Analyst, Gartner

Participants will discuss their challenges in ML into the organization. The discussion can range from organization challenges, platform selection, AI governance, special techniques to advanced cutting edge considerations.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Monday, March 23, 2020 02:15 PM|Monday, March 23, 2020 03:15 PM

Roundtable: How to Preserve Privacy in Analytics and BI?

Bart Willemsen, VP Analyst, Gartner

Open roundtable session where D&A leaders can bring their experiences to the table when it comes to privacy preservation in analytics. Are there regulatory requirements to do so? What methods are available to pseudonymize or anonymize data for analytics, and can we share experiences? What is the relevance of Multi-party computing, Zero-knowledge proofs, differential privacy, et cetera? End users only.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Monday, March 23, 2020 02:15 PM|Monday, March 23, 2020 03:15 PM

Roundtable: Ever Thought About Optimizing Your Data Quality Technology Spends?

Ankush Jain, Sr Principal Analyst, Gartner

Right from the latest CDO survey — enhancing data quality, reliability and access is the Number 1 key expectation on the list of D&A teams globally but ever rising costs continue to being important business problem to tackle and efficiently allocate the budget towards technology and other resources.

There is definitely a dire need to address and drive the enterprise wide cost optimization, let us discuss what we have done around cost optimization of Data Quality Technology spends with a focus on 4 things:

1. Upcoming pricing trends,
2. Licensing approaches,
3. Negotiation practices
4. Augmented data management & Capability convergence

Data Quality technology cost optimization is often an afterthought, overlooked / ignored during the RFP stages - add to this the evolving nature of contract negotiation, technology enhancements, use-case requirements which makes the cost optimization a complex phenomena.

Use these pricing, licensing, negotiation, technology automation & convergence trends to guide & safeguard your future Data Quality Investments. The savings from the cost optimizations can be then allocated towards spends for other resources like up-skilling your internal staff, hiring specialists for more advanced IT tasks and not doing Data Quality, spending time and money in linking your data quality initiatives to overall enterprise Data and Analytics governance !

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Monday, March 23, 2020 02:15 PM|Monday, March 23, 2020 03:45 PM

Workshop: 7 Habits for Highly Effective Sourcing Artificial Intelligence (AI) Initiatives

Frances Karamouzis, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

In 2019, spending on Business & IT Services exceed $30 Billion. All of this spending needs to be properly sourced. Therefore, as you make strategic decisions on the AI solutions and how they align to your business objectives, its important to understand the practical realities of how the platforms, software and services will be sourced and available to the business.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Monday, March 23, 2020 04:15 PM|Monday, March 23, 2020 05:00 PM

AI Talent: Recruiting, Hiring, Organizing, Traning and Retaining

Austin Kronz, Principal Analyst, Gartner

This session will cover trends and best practices around managing and developing not only data scientists, but the entire skills mix necessary to build successful data science teams: Data engineers, developers, machine learning specialists and domain experts. What are the best practices for attracting and retaining successful AI talent? What are the best options for upskilling, reskilling and education in data science and machine learning? What are the organizational principles for placing data science teams?

Monday, March 23, 2020 04:15 PM|Monday, March 23, 2020 05:00 PM

What You Need to Do About Customer Analytics

Gareth Herschel, VP 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, March 24, 2020 09:30 AM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 10:15 AM

How to Create Metrics That Matter

Frank Buytendijk, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Getting your performance indicators right helps build a successful organization. As they say, what gets measured, gets done. So what is new in creating the metrics that matter? What are the right metrics for organizations that are undergoing digital optimization and transformation? How can Data and Analytics do more than just measure the right KPIs, but also tangibly improve them. And how does measurement drive the right behaviors?

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 09:30 AM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 10:15 AM

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

Alexander Linden, VP Analyst, Gartner

This high-level presentation will describe the current trends influencing the machine learning and data science landscape: including augmented analytics, MLOps, managing and governing data science corporate initiatives, and which platforms to choose. We discuss high-level some of the myths, and complexities and how enterprises can become more effective.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 09:30 AM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 10:15 AM

Ask the Expert: Decision Management and Decision Models (Repeat)

W. Roy Schulte, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Decision management techniques, including business rules, machine learning and optimization, help data and analytics leaders operationalize analytics. This interactive session will discuss attendee questions on trends, industry standards and best practices. What kind of business decisions should use a decision management approach? Which vendors are delivering innovative decision management tools?

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 09:30 AM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 10:30 AM

Roundtable: DataOps — Early Lessons Learned From Implementing and Managing the Process

Alan Dayley, VP Analyst, Gartner

DataOps was introduced as a topic at the 2019 Garter D&A Summits. What have we learned so far in the process? Come compare with peers to find out what has and has not worked including: Planning, implementation, and on-going administration of DataOps.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 09:30 AM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 11:00 AM

Workshop: How to Link Data to Outcomes

Andrew White, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

This workshop introduces a new toolkit that helps data and analytics leaders diagnostically and causally connect data in their business systems to a business outcome. Use this workshop and supporting toolkit to demonstrate the connection between data and analytics, their governance, and their value to business process, decisions and outcomes. What are the challenges and why do you need to link data to outcome? How to link data to outcome with Gartner’s Business Value Pyramid. How to start demonstrating business value from data tomorrow?

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 11:30 AM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 12:15 PM

Ask the Expert: DataOps — One Year in, Lessons Learned

Alan Dayley, VP Analyst, Gartner

DataOps was introduced as a topic at the 2019 Garter D&A Summits. What have we learned so far in the process? Come ask the analyst and interact with peers to find out what has and has not worked including: planning, implementation, and on-going administration of DataOp.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 11:30 AM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 12:15 PM

Ask the Expert: What Is the Typical Roadmap for AI Adoption?

Svetlana Sicular, VP Analyst, Gartner

Be advised about the typical stages of AI adoption to achieve immediate and long-term goals for AI at the correct stages in your AI journey. Collaborate and set the right expectations with business stakeholders in leveraging AI for business value. Minimize risks to the organization, its customers and ecosystem.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 11:30 AM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 12:15 PM

How to Optimize Data and Analytics Investments to Achieve Business Value … Finally

Rita Sallam, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Data and analytics is becoming strategic to organizations as they digitally transform. Yet, most organizations don’t have a systematic way to assess and optimize value from their data and analytics (including AI) investment options. This presentation details Gartner's Return Opportunity Appetite Risk (ROAR) Portfolio Optimization Model that is a framework to help CDOs, CIOs and data and analytics leaders across the organization identify,prioritize and select combinations of investments in data and analytics (value streams) that optimize business impact and align to key business initiatives and strategic intent.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 11:30 AM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 12:30 PM

Analytics Show-Floor Showdown: DSML Vendors

Carlie Idoine, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

This session will provide attendees an opportunity to see analytic tools being applied in a controlled, consistent setting via a demonstration of product capabilities. Vendors will demonstrate their platform capabilities based on a guided script and common format in a moderated setting using the data from the BI and data science and machine learning bake-off sessions. This session is educational to help prospective buyers and influencers understand the analytic process and the look, feel, use and application of each tool.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 02:15 PM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 03:00 PM

Myths and Pitfalls of Artificial Intelligence and how to navigate them.

Alexander Linden, VP Analyst, Gartner

We discuss various myths & pitfalls of AI - especially around machine learning and discuss best practices of how to navigate / solve them.

What are the top 10 myths in AI?
What are the top 10 pitfalls in AI?

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 02:15 PM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 03:00 PM

Ask the Expert: What It Is All About SAP's Cloud CRM Strategy?

Ilona Hansen, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Currently, there is a lot of rumor about SAP's C/4HANA CRM strategy in the market. In this session, participants are been provided with answers such as how the current SAP CRM cloud technology stack looks like? What is SAP's strategy aiming for? Who should be attracted by SAP's cloud CRM strategy?

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 02:15 PM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 03:45 PM

Workshop: 7 Habits for Highly Effective Sourcing Artificial Intelligence (AI) Initiatives (Repeat)

Frances Karamouzis, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

In 2019, spending on Business & IT Services exceed $30 Billion. All of this spending needs to be properly sourced. Therefore, as you make strategic decisions on the AI solutions and how they align to your business objectives, its important to understand the practical realities of how the platforms, software and services will be sourced and available to the business.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 02:15 PM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 03:45 PM

Workshop: Data and Analytics Licensing Strategy and Negotiations Can Make or Break Your Initiatives (Repeat)

Ehtisham Zaidi, Sr Director 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 and Data Lakes enablement vendors to save millions

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 04:15 PM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 05:00 PM

Advanced Data and Analytics: What Is On The Horizon For Leading Organizations?

Frank Buytendijk, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

What are leading organizations in Data and Analytics considering for their future in data and analytics? See what is on the horizon of Data and Analytics by learning from what others are doing.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 04:15 PM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 05:00 PM

Insurance Forum: The AI-Enabled Insurer: Automation and Decision Intelligence Excellence

Kimberly Harris-Ferrante, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

AI has become a top technology for insurers and the use cases continue to mature. This presentation will review best in class ways to use AI for automation and decision intelligence in the strive to become the intelligent insurer. Key questions: 1) what are best practices in AI in insurance, 2) how do you use AI for customer experience and operational improvements, and 3) what are the risks associated with the use of AI in insurance?

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 04:15 PM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 05:00 PM

A 5 steps formula to pragmatically implement AI

Erick Brethenoux, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Many organizations spend a lot of time, money and political equity trying to define an artificial intelligence (AI) strategy instead of focusing on business problems. Moving from “I want to use AI” to a tactical approach aimed at practically and sustainably solving business problems, while managing expectations, does not require superpowers. CIOs can follow these five steps to pursue an AI strategy in a pragmatic fashion.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 04:15 PM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 05:00 PM

Ask the Expert: What Is the Typical Roadmap for AI Adoption? REPEAT

Svetlana Sicular, VP Analyst, Gartner

Be advised about the typical stages of AI adoption to achieve immediate and long-term goals for AI at the correct stages in your AI journey. Collaborate and set the right expectations with business stakeholders in leveraging AI for business value. Minimize risks to the organization, its customers and ecosystem.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 09:45 AM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 10:30 AM

The Foundation of a Modern Data and Analytics Strategy

Austin Kronz, Principal Analyst, Gartner

"What should my data and analytics strategy look like" is one of the most common inquiries Gartner’s Data and Analytics 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 or transformation, this presentation will share the best practices that have emerged from hundreds of document reviews and thousands of inquiries.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 09:45 AM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 10:30 AM

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, Gartner will interview a panel of thought leaders in AI about how to drive AI responsibly into the best possible future. (I will select external AI thought leaders to express various approaches to responsible AI. This is a new form, which will bring some innovation to the Summits.)

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 09:45 AM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 10:30 AM

Your Data and Analytics Platform: The Role It Plays in Your Digital Business Success

Erick Brethenoux, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

This updated research explains the status and evolving set of data and analytics platforms and how they will increasingly drive every business moment and outcome improvement. The emerging data and analytics platform will be defined and presented, and a clear road map for how to assemble it in your organization will be shared. Don’t panic and buy some AI yet. Start here first.
● What are the core components of your digital business technology platform?
● Where and in what form does your data and analytics platform drive your digital business success?
● How and where can you start leveraging your data and analytics today?

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 09:45 AM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 10:30 AM

Ask the Expert: What It Is All About SAP's Cloud CRM Strategy? REPEAT

Ilona Hansen, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Currently, there is a lot of rumor about SAP's C/4HANA CRM strategy in the market. In this session, participants are been provided with answers such as how the current SAP CRM cloud technology stack looks like? What is SAP's strategy aiming for? Who should be attracted by SAP's cloud CRM strategy?

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 09:45 AM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 10:30 AM

Ask the Expert: DataOps — One Year in, Lessons Learned (REPEAT)

Alan Dayley, VP Analyst, Gartner

DataOps was introduced as a topic at the 2019 Garter D&A Summits. What have we learned so far in the process? Come ask the analyst and interact with peers to find out what has and has not worked including: planning, implementation, and on-going administration of DataOp.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 09:45 AM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 11:15 AM

Workshop: Creating an Effective Data and Analytics Strategy

Frank Buytendijk, Distinguished VP 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.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 09:45 AM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 11:15 AM

Workshop: Use Gartner's Process to Optimize Software MegaVendor Negotiations: IBM, Microsoft, Oracle & SAP (Repeat)

Melanie Alexander, Director Analyst, Gartner

Data and analytics leaders and negotiators struggle to negotiate effective software and SaaS deals with the software megavendors: IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and SAP. This session will provide you with best practices, strategies, tips and tactics related to negotiating:

● Appropriate licensing

● Optimized pricing

● Robust contract terms to minimize risks

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 11:45 AM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 12:15 PM

Data Science and Machine Learning Platform Types and Points of Differentiation

Saniye Alaybeyi, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

This session will detail the differences between various types of data science and machine learning platforms found in the Magic Quadrant and beyond. Data and analytics leaders much the right users with the right platform types, including notebook/coding, canvas/workflow and hybrid platforms. How do data science platforms vary and which one is right for my organization? What data science platform functionality has become commoditized in recent years? What functionality is truly differentiated and worth investing in?

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 11:45 AM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 12:45 PM

Analytics Show-Floor Showdown: DSML Vendors

Carlie Idoine, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

This session will provide attendees an opportunity to see analytic tools being applied in a controlled, consistent setting via a demonstration of product capabilities. Vendors will demonstrate their platform capabilities based on a guided script and common format in a moderated setting using the data from the BI and data science and machine learning bake-off sessions. This session is educational to help prospective buyers and influencers understand the analytic process and the look, feel, use and application of each tool.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 11:45 AM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 12:45 PM

Roundtable: DataOps — Early Lessons Learned From Implementing and Managing the Process (REPEAT)

Alan Dayley, VP Analyst, Gartner

DataOps was introduced as a topic at the 2019 Garter D&A Summits. What have we learned so far in the process? Come compare with peers to find out what has and has not worked including: Planning, implementation, and on-going administration of DataOps.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 11:45 AM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 12:45 PM

Roundtable: What Are the Best Practices to Organize for Machine Learning? (REPEAT)

Alexander Linden, VP Analyst, Gartner

Participants will discuss their challenges in ML into the organization. The discussion can range from organization challenges, platform selection, AI governance, special techniques to advanced cutting edge considerations.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 03:30 PM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 04:15 PM

How to Get Started with Advanced Analytics that Rapidly Generate Business Value

Nate Novosel, Sr Director, Advisory, Gartner

This presentation will showcase practical techniques from D&A organizations to get started and rapidly generate business value with advanced analytics. Topics include how to promote the benefits of advanced analytics to business partners and how you escape the expectation hype so you can communicate and execute on the real promise of advanced analytics.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 03:30 PM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 04:15 PM

Revolutionizing customer analytics— leveraging AI for optimal interactions

Erick Brethenoux, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Despite an increasing number of organizations efficiently leveraging AI techniques, very few have revolutionized their approach to customer relationships. Relevancy should rhyme with parsimony and organizations should leverage machine and deep learning to become indispensable. How can organizations leverage intelligent technologies for true customer intimacy (at the degree that is acceptable and desired by the customer) while finding optimal communication patterns?

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 03:30 PM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 04:15 PM

AI Services in the Cloud – Democratization or Polarization?

Svetlana Sicular, VP Analyst, Gartner

Language, vision and ML cloud services are growing in number, giving organizations easy access to AI without having to build AI models from scratch. But how different or similar these services are? Should you and could you stay with the single cloud provider to take advantage of a familiar environment or go multi-cloud to mix and match best of the breed capabilities? (This will be based on the new MQ for AI Cloud Services planned to publish in Feb 2020)

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 03:30 PM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 04:30 PM

Roundtable: Ever Thought About Optimizing Your Data Quality Technology Spends!

Ankush Jain, Sr Principal Analyst, Gartner

Right from the latest CDO survey — enhancing data quality, reliability and access is the Number 1 key expectation on the list of Data and Analytics teams globally but ever rising costs continue to being important business problem to tackle and efficiently allocate the budget towards technology and other resources.

There is definitely a dire need to address and drive the enterprise wide cost optimization, let us discuss what we have done around cost optimization of Data Quality Technology spends with a focus on 4 things:

1. Upcoming pricing trends,
2. Licensing approaches,
3. Negotiation practices
4. Augmented data management & Capability convergence

Data Quality technology cost optimization is often an afterthought, overlooked / ignored during the RFP stages - add to this the evolving nature of contract negotiation, technology enhancements, use-case requirements which makes the cost optimization a complex phenomena.

Use these pricing, licensing, negotiation, technology automation and convergence trends to guide & safeguard your future Data Quality Investments. The savings from the cost optimizations can be then allocated towards spends for other resources like up-skilling your internal staff, hiring specialists for more advanced IT tasks and not doing Data Quality, spending time and money in linking your data quality initiatives to overall enterprise Data and Analytics governance !

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 05:15 PM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 06:00 PM

Augmented Analytics and MLOps: The Coming Challenges and Opportunities

Jim Hare, VP Analyst, Gartner

This session will highlight two of the biggest trends in data science and their interconnectivity. Augmented analytics are accelerating the growth of model volume and bringing machine learning everywhere in the organization. This creates exciting opportunities to empower data science professionals but also significant challenges around the ongoing operationalization of machine learning. How do I properly balance the ambition of augmented analytics investments with the demands of MLOps? How do the various tools and people involved work together? What does successful augmented analytics look like and what are the pitfalls to avoid?

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 05:15 PM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 06:00 PM

Digital Ethics: The Age of Artificial Intelligence

Frank Buytendijk, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Digital Ethics is at the peak of the hype. Many executives worry about the unintended consequences of the use of data and technology, particularly concerning AI. What are the latest developments in digital ethics? Which ethical principles are the most commonly cited around AI? How do we build a value system into AI systems?

Thursday, March 26, 2020 08:00 AM|Thursday, March 26, 2020 08:45 AM

The Logical Data Warehouse and AI Fit Naturally Together

Henry Cook, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

The Logical Data Warehouse provides a popular approach to the supply of analytics. Likewise AI and Machine Learning are now mainstream. Rather than being separate disciplines there is a natural synergy between them, particularly when the AI is invoked from within the LDW. What is possible? When is this appropriate? What are the advantages? This session explores these topics.

Thursday, March 26, 2020 08:00 AM|Thursday, March 26, 2020 09:30 AM

Workshop: How to Link Data to Outcomes (Repeat)

Andrew White, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

This workshop introduces a new toolkit that helps data and analytics leaders diagnostically and causally connect data in their business systems to a business outcome. Use this workshop and supporting toolkit to demonstrate the connection between data and analytics, their governance, and their value to business process, decisions and outcomes. What are the challenges and why do you need to link data to outcome? How to link data to outcome with Gartner’s Business Value Pyramid. How to start demonstrating business value from data tomorrow?

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Thursday, March 26, 2020 08:00 AM|Thursday, March 26, 2020 09:30 AM

Workshop: Use Brilliant AI Ideas from Others to Inspire Your Own Use Cases (Repeat)

Svetlana Sicular, VP Analyst, Gartner

The biggest challenge in AI is not technical, but rather, a scarcity of great ideas for AI. We will study several brilliant AI ideas and come up with our own use cases inspired by what others have already done.
PLEASE NOTE: Reserved for end-users only. Pre-registration required.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Thursday, March 26, 2020 10:00 AM|Thursday, March 26, 2020 10:45 AM

AI Enables Sales Teams to Drive Customer Experience and Revenue Growth

Ilona Hansen, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

AI technologies are providing deep insights into long-winded B2B sales processes but also support the automation of business process steps. But moreover, it will have a great impact on B2B revenue growth and its sales strategy. This session looks into current AI technologies, its use cases and their impact on B2B sales organizations.

Thursday, March 26, 2020 10:00 AM|Thursday, March 26, 2020 10:45 AM

Create a Business Case for Metadata Management to Best Fulfill Your Data and Analytics Initiatives

Guido De Simoni, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Data and analytics leaders should use Gartner’s seven-step process to develop a business case that will attract engagement from business stakeholders and demonstrate business value through measurable KPIs for key metadata management initiatives. What are the critical steps that you must address? How do you select relevant metrics? How do you communicate value achieved with stakeholders focus?

Thursday, March 26, 2020 10:00 AM|Thursday, March 26, 2020 10:45 AM

The Future of Applications

Dennis Gaughan, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Every Business is a Technology Business and applications are at the core (and edge) of every organization. Business models, customer demands, and the competitive landscape are all undergoing significant change which will require a new approach to how application leaders need to develop and deliver their application strategy to meet business goals. This session will focus on the strategy, architectures, people and culture changes required to embed application capabilities into the DNA of your business.

Thursday, March 26, 2020 10:00 AM|Thursday, March 26, 2020 11:00 AM

Roundtable: How to Preserve Privacy in Analytics and BI? (REPEAT)

Bart Willemsen, VP Analyst, Gartner

Open roundtable session where D&A leaders can bring their experiences to the table when it comes to privacy preservation in analytics. Are there regulatory requirements to do so? What methods are available to pseudonymize or anonymize data for analytics, and can we share experiences? What is the relevance of Multi-party computing, Zero-knowledge proofs, differential privacy, et cetera? End users only.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Thursday, March 26, 2020 11:00 AM|Thursday, March 26, 2020 11:30 AM

Storytelling for AI-Leads, Data Scientists and Machine Learning Engineers

Alexander Linden, VP Analyst, Gartner

How can storytelling help get your projects approved, and then finally adopted. We discuss the four essential patterns of storytelling in data science.

How to create the right sense of urgency?
How to justify the ROI of AI / data science projects?
How to do prototyping?

Thursday, March 26, 2020 11:00 AM|Thursday, March 26, 2020 11:30 AM

Data Monetization: Identifying Industry Examples to Illustrate Business Value

Lydia Clougherty Jones, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Data and Analytics Leaders struggle to define and illustrate data monetization. How do you convince your stakeholders that data monetization is "not" about data selling, but instead about data value? Are you using industry use cases to enable better communication for data monetization support and funding? This session will clarify data monetization misconceptions, identify opportunities to create internal efficiencies and drive new revenue, and illustrate cross-industry success stories.

This track explores the emerging trends and approaches that will change your business, including using machines to tell data stories, the future of cloud, AI and content analytics, how to innovate with AI, graph and relationship analytics, process mining, immersive analytics and blockchain, among others.

Monday, March 23, 2020 10:45 AM|Monday, March 23, 2020 11:30 AM

Ask the Expert: Why You Need to Adopt Blockchain Smart Contracts For Revenue Growth

Lydia Clougherty Jones, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

While there’s plenty of confusion about what blockchain smart contracts are and how they work, there’s also a growing amount of angst about how they will change data sharing, disrupt digital business, and impact enterprise value. This session explains the fundamentals of blockchain smart contracting, identifies opportunities to drive costs savings and new revenue, explores potential legal missteps and reviews actual market applications.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Monday, March 23, 2020 10:45 AM|Monday, March 23, 2020 11:30 AM

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.

Monday, March 23, 2020 10:45 AM|Monday, March 23, 2020 11:30 AM

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 that because data is increasingly distributed, changing constantly and touched by so many entities, controlling it is simply impossible. And that 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?

Monday, March 23, 2020 10:45 AM|Monday, March 23, 2020 11:30 AM

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

Ankush Jain, Sr Principal 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.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Monday, March 23, 2020 11:45 AM|Monday, March 23, 2020 12:15 PM

Augmented Analytics: Using Machines to Tell Data Stories to Humans

James Richardson, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

A lack of skills means that too few organizations are using data storytelling techniques to boost decision makers’ engagement with data. New ML-/AI-based data storytelling capabilities that will automate these tasks and could fundamentally change how analytics is done.

● What are the shortfalls in human made data stories?

● What software capabilities are available today to automate data stories?

● How will data storytelling automation develop?

Monday, March 23, 2020 02:15 PM|Monday, March 23, 2020 03:00 PM

Adopt a Data Hub Strategy to Unify Data and Analytics Governance and Integration

Ted Friedman, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Organizations are confused (most often by vendors) who overcomplicate siloed approaches to data and analytics governance and integration. An effective data hub strategy is not complicated; it is a synthesis of best practices that can help you succeed with Data and Analytics governance and data integration, while simplifying your infrastructure.
- What is a data hub and why is It NOT the same as a data warehouses or data lake?
- What is a data hub strategy and how does it add value to your organization?
- What are the critical starting points for a data hub strategy?

Monday, March 23, 2020 02:15 PM|Monday, March 23, 2020 03:00 PM

Top Technology Trends in Data and Analytics That Will Change Your Business

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 analytics tools to the use of continuous intelligence to interpret streams of data from IoT or the potential of intuitive interfaces, there is rapid evolution in how and where analysis can be deployed. Understanding the business impact of these changes will allow organizations to prioritize the innovations that will drive digital business.

Monday, March 23, 2020 04:15 PM|Monday, March 23, 2020 05:00 PM

Ask the Expert: Why You Need to Adopt Blockchain Smart Contracts For Revenue Growth (Repeat)

Lydia Clougherty Jones, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

While there’s plenty of confusion about what blockchain smart contracts are and how they work, there’s also a growing amount of angst about how they will change data sharing, disrupt digital business, and impact enterprise value. This session explains the fundamentals of blockchain smart contracting, identifies opportunities to drive costs savings and new revenue, explores potential legal missteps and reviews actual market applications.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Monday, March 23, 2020 04:15 PM|Monday, March 23, 2020 05:00 PM

Ask the Expert: Where Should You Start in Modernizing Your Data and Analytics Capabilities for the Internet of Things? REPEAT

Ted Friedman, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

The Internet of Things creates huge opportunities for organizations, but they need the right pieces in place to make it work. The data management and analytics capabilities in most organizations are not yet "IoT-ready." What are key areas data and analytics leaders can focus on to begin modernizing t in order to support IoT requirements?

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Monday, March 23, 2020 04:15 PM|Monday, March 23, 2020 05:00 PM

The Foundation and Future of Data and Analytics Governance

Saul Judah, VP Analyst, Gartner

Traditional data and analytics governance that focuses only on policy, compliance and enforcement is now obsolete for digital business. Adaptive governance practices that are contextual and elastic are urgently needed for successful digital business initiatives. This session discusses why current practices are now inadequate and how adaptive governance practices can be adopted to enable better outcomes.

Monday, March 23, 2020 04:15 PM|Monday, March 23, 2020 05:00 PM

Blockchain for Data Management: Making the World's Worst Database Work for You

Nick Heudecker, VP Analyst, Gartner

Blockchain's data provenance features and trusted interactions could change how data is controlled, shared and governed. Although big technological hurdles remain, innovative data management opportunities are emerging. It's time for data and analytics leaders to start experimenting. This session explores:
● How does blockchain compare to today's databases?
● How might blockchain disrupt your data management program?
● What is the maturity level of data management on blockchain, and where should you begin?

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 09:30 AM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 10:15 AM

Adaptive Data Governance: A New Look at Data Management Practice

Joe Maguire, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Regardless of their primary purposes or use cases, most IT deliverable must also explicitly support adaptive Data Governance. Consequently, some IT best practices must be updated because most IT practices were formed before Data Governance was an acknowledged activity. In this presentation, GTP Analyst Joe Maguire shows how data-management practice can improve to support Data Governance.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 09:30 AM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 10:15 AM

Graph techniques - an old revolutionary concept for modern data science

Erick Brethenoux, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Graph techniques have been around for decades, but in the last year, the application of graph processing and graph databases have been continuously accelerating to enable more complex and adaptive data science. Knowledge graphs and semantic networks are capturing essential business relationships between logical concepts and entities such as organizations, people and transactions; while enabling critical business discoveries.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 09:30 AM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 10:15 AM

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

Ankush Jain, Sr Principal 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.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 11:30 AM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 12:15 PM

Healthcare Forum: Treating the Other Chronic Condition in Healthcare: The Data

Jeff Cribbs, VP Analyst, Gartner

Data is the currency that runs through all services and products in healthcare and every critical initiative you manage depends on its quality and liquidity. Without data there is no digital, without quality data there is no value. This session challenges what you think you know about digital health data dexterity and the imperatives you need to initiate to manage this valuable asset.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 11:30 AM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 12:30 PM

Top Data and Analytics Tech Trends That Will Change Your Organization: In Action

Carlie Idoine, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

This session showcases top emerging trends with demonstrations from representative vendors innovating in these areas. Key issues addressed include:
- How can you use the Hype Cycle to track emerging trends?
- What are three emerging trends that will transform your organization and what value do they provide?
- Which are the vendors to watch? What challenges should you consider?

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 02:15 PM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 03:00 PM

Ask the Expert: Where Should You Start in Modernizing Your Data and Analytics Capabilities for the Internet of Things?

Ted Friedman, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

The Internet of Things creates huge opportunities for organizations, but they need the right pieces in place to make it work. The data management and analytics capabilities in most organizations are not yet "IoT-ready." What are key areas data and analytics leaders can focus on to begin modernizing t in order to support IoT requirements?

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 02:15 PM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 03:00 PM

Data Ethics Done Right: Peer Perspectives on Implementing the Ethical Use of Data

Miles Gibson, VP, Advisory, Gartner

From business-value destroying biases in ML and AI algorithms to constant privacy scandals, the contemporary data ethics landscape is a minefield. This presentation will showcase best practices sourced from D&A practitioners who have figured out how to develop and implement high ethical standards in their enterprise use of data and analytics.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 02:15 PM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 03:00 PM

Disruption in Decision Management Technology and Practice

W. Roy Schulte, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Companies are transforming the way they make business decisions by using combinations of machine learning, business rules and optimization. Decisions are designed from a business point of view. End users play a big role in authoring rules and analytics.
What are the key product innovations?
How are decision models different from analytical models?
What are best practices for decision management?

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 04:15 PM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 05:00 PM

Gartner’s Top Strategic Predictions for 2020 and Beyond: Contemplating the Human Condition

David Willis, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

The use of technology to define the strategic direction of a company has been the dream of many companies during digital transformations. However, savvy data and analytics and other technology leaders will find that technologies are still only tactical elements in the larger strategy of business transformation.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 04:15 PM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 05:00 PM

Forget About Data Cleansing! Use the Data Quality Operating Framework to Build Trust in Your Data!

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 after-thought inconvenience. Effective data quality programs involve not just technology and tools; it requires a comprehensive framework with foundational building blocks in metrics, processes, rules and policy, and responsibilities. All these pieces are working together as whole to drive continuous improvement.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 04:15 PM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 05:00 PM

Why the Internet of Things Is the Greatest Opportunity (and Challenge!) for Data and Analytics Leaders

Ted Friedman, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

IoT holds massive promise for innovation through new business models that monetize data and analytic insight. It's a huge opportunity for CDOs and their teams to help their organizations transform.
But it also puts pressure on existing capabilities due to massive data volumes, fast-moving event streams and new governance challenges. How does the IoT create new opportunities and challenges? What must data and analytics leaders do to drive adaptation for the IoT? Which new capabilities will be critical to success?

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 09:45 AM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 10:30 AM

Augmented Data Catalogs: Now an Enterprise Must have for Data and Analytics Leaders

Ehtisham Zaidi, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

This session addresses how data and analytics leaders can investigate and adopts modern ML-enabled data catalogs to inventory distributed and often siloed data assets as a first step in enabling new data management, analytics and data science use cases.

Key issues addressed:

1. What are machine-learning-enabled catalogs and how are they different from previous IT led metadata management projects?
2. What are the key capabilities, use cases and user persona for data catalogs?
3. What are the market offerings in this space, their various segments and which offering would make sense according to your existing use- case requirements?
4. How can data and analytics leaders create a wholesome strategy to embed data cataloging into their data management infrastructure?

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 09:45 AM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 10:30 AM

The Future of Data and Analytics Is Cloud!

Donald Feinberg, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

The new data and analytics platform is the cloud. Cloud service providers and independent software vendors are providing the basis for a new cloud based ecosystem. In this session, we will explore the state of the data and analytics platform (data management, BI/analytics/data science, data and analytics governance), the transition to cloud and its implications, and what it means to operate successfully in the cloud, or more likely, in multiple clouds.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 11:45 AM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 12:15 PM

Connecting the Dots: Why Relationship Analytics are Key to Understanding Human and Machine Misbehavior

Jim Hare, VP Analyst, Gartner

Relationship analytics uses combination social, location, and graph analytics 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, March 25, 2020 03:30 PM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 04:15 PM

How to Organize for Innovation With Data and Analytics and AI: From Experimentation to Enterprise Scale

Jorgen Heizenberg, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Organizations are gearing up their multidisciplinary teams to innovate with data and analytics or implement a variety of artificial intelligence techniques in ever more business areas. Data and analytics leaders often struggle to identify which capabilities, roles and skills go together, and which organizational designs to pursue for AI- and data-driven innovation.
Key issues: How to coordinate AI innovation initiatives with other data and analytics activities? How to set up an Data and Analytics and AI innovation lab and CoE including roles and skills? How to scale up from prototypes and pilots to production.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 03:30 PM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 04:15 PM

How Digital Society Influences Privacy Risk and Your Digital Ethics

Bart Willemsen, VP Analyst, Gartner

Digital society is a fact, taking shape as we continue to develop our organizations and value propositions in communities, contact and collaboration. The changes ahead may be unforeseen, though must be guided and chosen deliberately to maintain universal human rights like privacy and freedom. Ethical dilemmas enable the conversation and provide the choices to be made to achieve the synergy needed between what your customer wants and what your technologies enable.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 05:15 PM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 06:00 PM

Exploiting the Symbiotic Nature of Content and Artificial Intelligence

Michael Woodbridge, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Unstructured information in the form of content has a special relationship with machine learning technologies. Vast repositories of content provide a pipeline of organization specific insight to fuel AI programs. Additionally, content and it’s related processes are enhanced and ordered by AI. This session will provide guidance on how to organize content for and reaping the benefits of AI initiatives.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 05:15 PM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 06:15 PM

Roundtable: Challenges and Tactics for Starting or Expanding a Data and Analytics Governance Program

Ted Friedman, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Data and analytics leaders are faced with many challenges when trying to grow governance maturity -- from politics to past failed attempts, barriers inhibit the necessary engagement and taking the right actions to move forward. Use this interactive session to share issues, ideas and solutions with your peers in order to make progress on your data and analytics governance work.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Thursday, March 26, 2020 08:00 AM|Thursday, March 26, 2020 08:45 AM

Rise of the Morlocks: What happens when the Second Half of the Internet Comes Online

Leigh McMullen, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

The internet now reaches more than half the world's population. Conventional wisdom suggests that solutions that served the first half will trickle down and serve the second. The conventional wisdom is dead wrong. People living in the "second half" have different problems and seek different solutions. The second half presents the greatest blue ocean market opportunity the world has ever seen. It also will challenge the status quo in unexpected ways.

Thursday, March 26, 2020 08:00 AM|Thursday, March 26, 2020 08:45 AM

Where and How MDM Adds Value to the Business

Sally Parker, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Master data management programs must be tied to key business drivers to gain end-users' commitment. This session uses case studies to illustrate where and how MDM can deliver clear business value. What are the scenarios where MDM adds value to the business? How can the capabilities that MDM provides be tied to business value? How can your use cases be categorized to best communicate value?

Thursday, March 26, 2020 08:00 AM|Thursday, March 26, 2020 08:45 AM

Architecting for Immersive Analytics

Marty Resnick, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Immersive analytics provides an engaging, collaborative and 3D visual interface for data analysis to serve new analytics use cases using augmented reality (AR), mixed reality (MR) and virtual reality (VR) technologies and techniques. This session will discuss how organizations will use immersive analytics to provide data storytelling and empowering decision makers.

Thursday, March 26, 2020 10:00 AM|Thursday, March 26, 2020 10:45 AM

Master Data in Service of Digital Commerce

Sally Parker, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

E-commerce has served to drive a voracious appetite for product data. Satisfaction of the "demand side" of product data calls for an end-to-end data strategy and capability. What are the drivers for product data in support of digital commerce? What is the end-to-end product data capability required to satisfy digital commerce requirements? How can organizations deliver against these requirements?

This spotlight track places MDM in the broader context of data and analytics by virtue of being embedded in each of the primary tracks. It addresses fundamental as well as advanced topics, including MDM’s business and practical applications in terms of digital commerce, and its growing complexities as more and more business applications and analytics are distributed on multiple clouds and on-premises.

Monday, March 23, 2020 10:45 AM|Monday, March 23, 2020 11:30 AM

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

Jorgen Heizenberg, Sr Director 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?

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 03:30 PM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 04:15 PM

Practicing Master Data Management in the Absence of an Enterprise MDM Solution

Sally Parker, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

If master data management is a technology-enabled business discipline, can the promise of master data management be met without investing in enterprise master data management software? This session explores the promise of master data, the foundations required for a successful master data initiative and the merits of available options.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 05:15 PM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 06:00 PM

Is It Time? Master Data Management in the Cloud

Sally Parker, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Whilst much of the software market has marched towards the cloud, master data management has been slow to follow pace. With vendor offerings remaining distributed across on premises, hybrid and cloud, when is the right time to commit to a cloud based MDM strategy? This session explores the MDM cloud landscape and the pros and cons of strategy options.

Thursday, March 26, 2020 08:00 AM|Thursday, March 26, 2020 08:45 AM

Where and How MDM Adds Value to the Business

Sally Parker, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Master data management programs must be tied to key business drivers to gain end-users' commitment. This session uses case studies to illustrate where and how MDM can deliver clear business value. What are the scenarios where MDM adds value to the business? How can the capabilities that MDM provides be tied to business value? How can your use cases be categorized to best communicate value?

Thursday, March 26, 2020 10:00 AM|Thursday, March 26, 2020 10:45 AM

Master Data in Service of Digital Commerce

Sally Parker, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

E-commerce has served to drive a voracious appetite for product data. Satisfaction of the "demand side" of product data calls for an end-to-end data strategy and capability. What are the drivers for product data in support of digital commerce? What is the end-to-end product data capability required to satisfy digital commerce requirements? How can organizations deliver against these requirements?

This spotlight track focuses on critical skills necessary for success — gaining support and buy-in from peers and business leaders using storytelling, dealing effectively with organizational politics, engendering collaboration across the business, building and managing innovative and successful teams, and handling change.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 02:15 PM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 03:00 PM

Data Ethics Done Right: Peer Perspectives on Implementing the Ethical Use of Data

Miles Gibson, VP, Advisory, Gartner

From business-value destroying biases in ML and AI algorithms to constant privacy scandals, the contemporary data ethics landscape is a minefield. This presentation will showcase best practices sourced from D&A practitioners who have figured out how to develop and implement high ethical standards in their enterprise use of data and analytics.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 04:15 PM|Tuesday, March 24, 2020 05:00 PM

Advanced Data and Analytics: What Is On The Horizon For Leading Organizations?

Frank Buytendijk, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

What are leading organizations in Data and Analytics considering for their future in data and analytics? See what is on the horizon of Data and Analytics by learning from what others are doing.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 03:30 PM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 04:15 PM

How to Organize for Innovation With Data and Analytics and AI: From Experimentation to Enterprise Scale

Jorgen Heizenberg, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Organizations are gearing up their multidisciplinary teams to innovate with data and analytics or implement a variety of artificial intelligence techniques in ever more business areas. Data and analytics leaders often struggle to identify which capabilities, roles and skills go together, and which organizational designs to pursue for AI- and data-driven innovation.
Key issues: How to coordinate AI innovation initiatives with other data and analytics activities? How to set up an Data and Analytics and AI innovation lab and CoE including roles and skills? How to scale up from prototypes and pilots to production.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 03:30 PM|Wednesday, March 25, 2020 04:15 PM

How to Get Started with Advanced Analytics that Rapidly Generate Business Value

Nate Novosel, Sr Director, Advisory, Gartner

This presentation will showcase practical techniques from D&A organizations to get started and rapidly generate business value with advanced analytics. Topics include how to promote the benefits of advanced analytics to business partners and how you escape the expectation hype so you can communicate and execute on the real promise of advanced analytics.

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