Agenda / By Track

Monday, March 18, 2019 10:30 AM|Monday, March 18, 2019 11:15 AM
The Foundation of Data Science and Machine Learning: Achieving Advanced Insights and AI for Analytics
Peter Krensky, Sr Principal 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 the first two years of a data science and machine learning initiative look like?


Monday, March 18, 2019 10:45 AM|Monday, March 18, 2019 11:30 AM
Ask the Expert: A Deeper Dive Into Deep Neural Nets
Alexander Linden, VP Analyst, Gartner

We discuss deep neural nets as technology no. 1 trend in data science. Why is it so much better in some cases — and what are the current limits of this technology. Further we discuss how to get started and further best practices.

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Monday, March 18, 2019 10:45 AM|Monday, March 18, 2019 11:45 AM
Roundtable: Operationalizing Your Data Science and Machine Learning Projects ― First Steps
Erick Brethenoux, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

The democratization of ML and the popularity of open-sources languages are facilitating the proliferation of ML models. However, as analytical assets are being deployed across organizations, the scalability of their performance and integrity (and their economic value) is in question. Organizations need to establish data science operational strategies to scale and systematically monetize their data science efforts.

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Monday, March 18, 2019 11:30 AM|Monday, March 18, 2019 12:15 PM
How to Create Machine Learning Initiatives That Empower the Data Scientist
Carlton Sapp, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Machine learning (ML) initiatives demand a clear strategy that is effective in supporting data science activities and the right use cases. The strategy should empower the data scientists, provide executive education and better enable the delivery of ML products and services. In this session, you will learn the critical components needed for launching effective ML initiatives that empower data scientists and the architectural considerations required.


Monday, March 18, 2019 02:30 PM|Monday, March 18, 2019 03:00 PM
You Are Sitting on a Pile of Gold for Artificial Intelligence. It's Your Data!
Svetlana Sicular, VP Analyst, Gartner

Organizations are excited by the business opportunities AI promises. However to succeed in delivering on the business value, data and analytics leaders need to expand and adjust their data management to master the art of for AI. How can existing data management investments be modernized for strategic benefit? How to develop data understanding and evaluate the data fit for AI? What data management requirements should be considered when deploying models in production?


Monday, March 18, 2019 02:30 PM|Monday, March 18, 2019 03:30 PM
Roundtable: The Glass Is Half Full: Overcoming Pessimism and Fear of AI in the Workplace
Alys Woodward, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

In a recent survey of over 4,000 consumers, Gartner finds that 77% of respondents feel that AI will have a net decrease effect on jobs. However, for those surveyed that have observed AI in their workplace, that sentiment is far less pessimistic. This roundtable focuses on practical approaches for leaders to overcome pessimism regarding AI in the workplace.

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Monday, March 18, 2019 02:30 PM|Monday, March 18, 2019 03:30 PM
Roundtable: Advancing in Machine Learning
Erick Brethenoux, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

This session will provide attendees the platform to engage into deeper dives of machine learning: e.g., how to become more effective? What are the best platforms strategies? What new technologies and vendors are out there?

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Monday, March 18, 2019 04:15 PM|Monday, March 18, 2019 05:00 PM
Operationalizing Your Data Science and Machine Learning Initiatives
Erick Brethenoux, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

The democratization of ML and the popularity of open sources languages are facilitating the proliferation of ML models. However, as analytical assets are being deployed across organizations, the scalability of their performance and integrity (and their economic value) is in question. Organizations need to establish data science operational strategies to scale and systematically monetize their data science efforts.


Monday, March 18, 2019 04:15 PM|Monday, March 18, 2019 05:45 PM
DSML Bake-Off — Modern Data Science and Machine Learning Platforms
Carlie Idoine, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner
Cindi Howson, VP Analyst, Gartner
Jonathan Wexler, Advisory Product Manager, SAS
Colin Priest, Senior Director of Product Marketing, DataRobot
Sean Owen, Data Scientist, Databricks

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?

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019 09:30 AM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 10:15 AM
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: How Cloud Is Transforming Data Science and Machine Learning
Eric Hunter, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Data science and machine learning are hot investment areas, but they remain out of reach for many organizations who have limited resources. This is changing as the cloud is making these capabilities more approachable and affordable. In this session, we will walk through how the cloud has and continues to transform data science and machine learning to remove key barriers for adoption.


Tuesday, March 19, 2019 11:30 AM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 12:15 PM
Drive From What's Next to What's Best: Combining Predictive and Prescriptive Analytics for Impact
Carlie Idoine, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Data science techniques harness predictive insights to drive prescriptive action. This presentation will provide an approach for extending from predictive analytics to prescriptive approaches. Questions addressed include: How do predictive and prescriptive analytics complement each other? What are the most common techniques for both? What are best practices and recommendations for combining them as demonstrated through case studies?


Tuesday, March 19, 2019 11:30 AM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 12:30 PM
Roundtable: Data Science and the Vertical Industry Approach
Moutusi Sau, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner
Moutusi Sau, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

The growth of data science in vertical industries has been illustrated by rapid growth in usage of data science tools in vertical industries. We are witnessing a rapid increase in the usage of data science tools in solving vertical industry problems. However, different industries have varying levels of attractive values amongst use-cases in different industries. Understanding the vertical industry problem and using data science to solve it needs a vertical industry strategy. Open forum discuss any questions and applicability to vertical industry approach.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019 02:15 PM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 03:15 PM
Roundtable: How Location Analytics Creates Business Value
Annette Zimmermann, VP Analyst, Gartner

Good location analytics provides insight of patient flow inside a hospital to save time. Asset and part tracking in manufacturing, power plants or just in an office protect an organization's critical assets. Business value is created by tracking traffic flow in large transportation hubs reducing wait time and optimizing staff.
Key issues:
1. Which location analytics will help my business and which infrastructure is need?
2. Which vendors and technologies to build on to make my solution future proof?

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019 02:15 PM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 03:45 PM
Workshop: Build a Path to Become Your Organization's Machine Learning Architect or Engineer for AI
Carlton Sapp, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

ML technologies for AI require ML architects and engineers to integrate and operationalize these systems. In this session learn the answers to the following questions: 1. What are the skills needed, 2. what is the path to becoming the engineer that architects, develops and implements systems that leverage AI technologies and, 3. what is the ML architect's role in integrating AI technologies into the enterprise ecosystem?

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019 04:15 PM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 04:45 PM
How Augmented Analytics Is Transforming Data Science and Machine Learning
Jim Hare, VP Analyst, Gartner

Augmented analytics innovations such as AutoML are already impacting the world of data science and machine learning. But that is just the tip of iceberg. Augmented analytics will transform the entire analytics workflow making it easier for expert and citizen data scientists to generate, operationalize and manage advanced analytics models. In this session, you will learn about the impact of augment analytics in data science.


Wednesday, March 20, 2019 09:30 AM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 10:15 AM
Ask the Expert: How to Build a Business Case for Artificial Intelligence
Moutusi Sau, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner
Moutusi Sau, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

In creating a business case for artificial intelligence projects, Data & Analytics Leaders should focus on harnessing AI techniques to link proposed solutions to specific business benefits. Here, we will discuss factors that make AI Business Cases different, including: how to manage unrealistic expectations? How to account for the importance of data? How to overcome the dangers of lack of algorithmic transparency?

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019 09:30 AM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 10:15 AM
Making Machine Learning Explainable: Unravelling the Mysteries of the Black Boxes
Erick Brethenoux, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

As machine and deep learning models are critical parts of more and more business decisions, knowing how those models derive their insights is becoming necessary. From potentially harmful biases to legal and regulatory compliance, the anatomy of business decisions is vital to generate trust in the process before those models apply decisions at scale. A few best practices can help organizations in opening those black boxes.


Wednesday, March 20, 2019 11:30 AM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 12:15 PM
The Future of Data Science, Machine Learning and AI
Svetlana Sicular, VP Analyst, Gartner

The Future of Data Science, Machine Learning and AI presentation is for people looking to plan for what’s next. It describes where the market, function or capability is going and how it’s evolving. It should help early adopters get a leg-up and more conservative companies plan and prepare for and make the changes.


Wednesday, March 20, 2019 02:00 PM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 03:00 PM
Practical Applications for Data Science – A Special Interest Group Roundtable
Ibrahim Itani, Leadership Partner, Gartner
Zeyad Azem, Leadership Partner, Gartner

Gartner for Enterprise IT Leaders Leadership Partners host a facilitated, interactive discussion.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019 03:30 PM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 04:30 PM
Roundtable: How Are You Using AI and ML in Analytics to Improve Customer Experiences?
Gareth Herschel, VP Analyst, Gartner

Machine Learning tools are increasingly embedded in Customer Analytics and Digital Experience Platforms. How is your organization using these to improve Customer Experiences? Use cases include Augmented Analytics, Segmentation, Personalization, Customer Journey Orchestration and more. Do you use off the shelf embedded products?
More importantly, is your organization seeing the benefits of these technologies or do they still need to be proven useful?

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019 05:15 PM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 06:15 PM
Roundtable: Artificial Intelligence Demands That We Foster a Data-Literate Society. How Can You Make It Happen?
Valerie Logan, VP Analyst, Gartner

Artificial intelligence uses algorithms to make sense of and act upon diverse, complex and fast-moving data — its entire reason for being. CDOs and CIOs responsible for enabling AI initiatives need to foster a culture of data literacy to drive success with AI-based systems. This roundtable discussion will explore: How can I build AI right? How can I use AI right? How can I keep AI right?

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Thursday, March 21, 2019 08:45 AM|Thursday, March 21, 2019 09:30 AM
Hiring, Training and Organizing People for Data Science and Machine Learning
Peter Krensky, Sr Principal Analyst, Gartner

This session will cover trends and best practices around hiring and training not only data scientists, but the entire skill mix necessary to build successful data science teams: Data engineers, developers, machine learning specialists and domain experts. Training and upskilling have also become vital components of data science initiatives, as citizen data scientists become the leading source of new models and even expert data scientists struggle to keep up with the latest techniques and innovations. How many traditional data scientists do I need and what does their supporting cast look like? What are the best options for training and education in data science and machine learning? What are the organizational principles for placing data science teams?


Monday, March 18, 2019 10:30 AM|Monday, March 18, 2019 11:15 AM
The Foundation of Master Data Management
Simon Walker, Sr Principal Analyst, Gartner

This session will describe the foundational concepts for the discipline of master data management and the technology solutions that support it. What is master data and why is it important? What are the most common business benefits of successful MDM programs? What are the discipline and technology components of a successful MDM program?


Monday, March 18, 2019 10:45 AM|Monday, March 18, 2019 11:30 AM
Ask the Expert: Key Trends in Data Management
Adam Ronthal, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

This session will address your questions about the current trends in data management. Topics will include rebalancing of collecting vs. connecting your data assets, use of cloud for hosting and dbPaaS, implementing data lakes and other architectures for big data and other trends in data management. Bring your questions and explore the future of data management.

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Monday, March 18, 2019 11:30 AM|Monday, March 18, 2019 12:15 PM
Adopt a Data Hub Strategy for Controlled and Streamlined Data Sharing
Ted Friedman, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Organizations' increasing need to connect things that share data -- disparate data and analytics programs, MDM and master data stores, applications, processes, teams and external partners. But without a well-planned strategy based on requirements for mediation and governance, it's hard to enjoy a smooth flow of trusted data. What are data hubs and how do they support data sharing and governance? What are the most effective starting points for a data hub strategy? What are the best approaches to architect and deploy data hubs?


Monday, March 18, 2019 02:30 PM|Monday, March 18, 2019 03:00 PM
Data Management Solutions for Analytics: Why Hadoop Won't Replace Your Data Warehouse Anytime Soon
Adam Ronthal, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

The traditional data warehouse still serves as the basis for analytics programs and remains foundational. However, increased demand for new data types and new use cases continues to expand. Data warehouse architecture has to evolve in order to meet these demands in both distributed and centralized solutions. This often means adding new technologies like Hadoop. Advanced architectures like the logical data warehouse help make this a reality.


Monday, March 18, 2019 04:15 PM|Monday, March 18, 2019 05:00 PM
Data Hubs, Lakes and Warehouses: Choosing the Core of Your Data and Analytics Platform
Rick Greenwald, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Successful implementations of digital platforms remain elusive. Data and analytics sits at the core of the digital platform, but what strategy should you pursue? This session starts the discussion by presenting three competing and complementary options, and how they are used to supercharge your existing business or to pursue net-new products and business models. Specifically, this session will explore:


● What are the differences between hubs, lakes and warehouses?

● How do you balance the trade-offs between these options?

● What are the technology options and how are they integrated?


Tuesday, March 19, 2019 09:30 AM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 10:30 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.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019 09:30 AM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 10:30 AM
Roundtable: How to Know Your Organization Needs MDM
Bill O'Kane, VP Analyst, Gartner

So you think your organization has inconsistent data limiting business performance? The business case however is not obvious, no one on the business side is leading the call, and no one is listening to your calls for help. In this session, participants will share ideas about when and how to know it's time to start and MDM program.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019 11:30 AM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 12:15 PM
Ask the Expert: Where Should You Begin Modernizing Now to Prepare for Internet of Things Initiatives?
Ted Friedman, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Few IT leaders acknowledge the challenges of distilling data generated by billions of devices into business-relevant insights and economic value, and the implications for data and analytics competencies. Integration, governance, distribution and scale issues threaten to obsolete existing approaches. How will the data-related requirements of IoT create challenges to established practices? What is the role of data and analytics in bridging the world of "things" and the world of traditional enterprise applications and processes? How can enterprises best prepare to support IoT with data and analytics competencies?

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019 11:30 AM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 12:15 PM
Shifting Data Integration From Reactive to Proactive "in the Business Moment"
Eric Thoo, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Data Integration is foundational to any traditional or modern data and analytics initiative. Precisely harnessing data at each business moment compels enterprises to leverage diverse data types, integrator roles, and blending hybrid deployment, machine-learning and AI approaches. Demands of data lake, data hub, semantic tiers and the logical data warehouse, among growing scenarios require flexible integration designs spanning batch, event-driven, virtualized, through distributed data delivery patterns. How do evolving information demands create data integration challenges? What are key trends in modernizing data integration? How can organizations pursue data integration as a strategic capability?


Tuesday, March 19, 2019 11:30 AM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 12:30 PM
Getting Started With Data Literacy – a MicroClinic
Alan Braybrooks, Leadership Partner, Gartner
Ashley Sunyog, Leadership Client Manager, Gartner

While conversant in the "people, process and technology" areas of business change, most executives and professionals do not speak "data" fluently as the new critical capability of digital society. The lack of a common language is inhibiting the progress of advanced analytics and data science efforts in many organizations. In this MicroClinic, Gartner leaders will provide you with practical advice and take you through the key steps to starting a data literacy program at your own organization.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019 02:15 PM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 03:00 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.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019 02:15 PM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 03:15 PM
Roundtable: Do You Feel the Need for Data Modeling or Is It a Practice of the Past?
Mark Beyer, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Data and analytics leaders are faced with an ever growing variety of data of all formats from distributed sources. Yet demands for agreed upon representations of data are still emerging. Data and analytics leaders question to what extent data should be modeled. This roundtable will be the opportunity to share your experience around data modeling and learn from others about:
- How much data modeling is needed?
- Where and when should data modeling happen?
- Who models the data and who uses the data models?

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019 04:15 PM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 04:45 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?


Tuesday, March 19, 2019 04:30 PM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 05:15 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.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019 04:30 PM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 05:15 PM
Ask the Expert: Choosing On-Premises vs. Cloud for Data Infrastructure
Adam Ronthal, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

The cloud as a platform for databases is growing rapidly with many dbPaaS and cloud hosting options to choose from. Questions range from "do I use the cloud for my database?" to "which cloud platform is best?" to "what is the TCO of the cloud?". We will answer your questions about the cloud vendors, the dbPaaS products and the value of migrating to the cloud for data infrastructure.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019 09:30 AM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 10:15 AM
Accelerate MDM Business Value Using Gartner's MDM Implementation Styles
Bill O'Kane, VP Analyst, Gartner

Best practice roadmaps through Gartner’s implementation styles can create early high-value deliverables to any MDM program. We'll cover typical roadmaps for both customer and product master data and their ability to deliver early business value. How do you choose MDM implementations styles? What are the best practices for sequencing styles? How should you manage the risks of this approach?


Wednesday, March 20, 2019 09:30 AM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 10:30 AM
Roundtable: 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?

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019 03:30 PM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 04:15 PM
Stop Managing Data, Go Fishing: A Contrarian View of Data Management
Ted Friedman, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Data is increasingly distributed, identifying data that will deliver value is a constant challenge to organizations, scoping data management activities is an ongoing battle that is hard to win. So why even bother? And what if disorder in data was actually a strength for organizations, powering innovation?


● In what ways can technical debt be beneficial?

● What would be the impact on the data management practice and roles?

● How can you stay safe without managing data?


Wednesday, March 20, 2019 04:30 PM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 06:00 PM
Workshop: Map Your Data Management Landscape With the Data and Analytics Infrastructure Model
Adam Ronthal, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

There is confusion in the market about how data management technologies, processes and practices align with different use cases, audiences, skills and the business contexts for data. In this workshop, we will introduce the Data and Analytics Infrastructure Model framework to help classify use cases in terms of known and unknown data, and explore the implications on data and analytics disciplines.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019 04:30 PM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 06:00 PM
Workshop: Determining the Right Data and Analytics Use Cases for Data Virtualization
Ehtisham Zaidi, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Data virtualization, when used for the right use-cases, could be transformational for your data management infrastructure adding the necessary agility, flexibility, re-usability and bimodal integration practices to your aging data integration practice. However, data virtualization alone is not sufficient for each use case and you must be aware of its limitations before incorporation. 1. What is data virtualization, and what are its most prevalent use cases in data management? 2. What is the vendor landscape and what are the limitations and "gotchas" that you must be aware of? 3. How do you decide if your use case is appropriate for data virtualization vs. other integration styles like ETL?

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019 05:15 PM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 06:00 PM
The Future of Data Infrastructure in Digital Enterprise
Donald Feinberg, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Data is at the core of digital transformation. Enabling the use of data across the enterprise and even outside has become an imperative. The database management market is undergoing a rapid and profound transition as the supporting technology is changing. Cloud and dbPaaS is becoming 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, platforms and cost models?
How are existing technologies changing and what new technologies are emerging to support this transformation?
What are the vendors doing and how will the market evolve?


Thursday, March 21, 2019 10:45 AM|Thursday, March 21, 2019 11:30 AM
The Future of Data Management
Mark Beyer, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

The Future of Data Management will help plan for what’s next. It describes where the market, function or capability is going and how it’s evolving. It should help early adopters get a leg-up and more conservative companies plan and prepare for and make the changes.


Thursday, March 21, 2019 10:45 AM|Thursday, March 21, 2019 11:30 AM
Ask the Expert: Key Trends in Data Management (Repeat)
Adam Ronthal, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

This session will address your questions about the current trends in data management. Topics will include rebalancing of collecting vs. connecting your data assets, use of cloud for hosting and dbPaaS, implementing data lakes and other architectures for big data and other trends in data management. Bring your questions and explore the future of data management.

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Sunday, March 17, 2019 03:30 PM|Sunday, March 17, 2019 05:30 PM
Innovative Analytics in Action: Emerging Trends You Need to Know
Rita Sallam, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner
Arijit Sengupta, Founder and CEO , Aible
Sean Brynes, CEO & Co-founder, Outlier
Imam Hoque, COO & Chief Product Officer, Quantexa
Heena Sood, Co-Founder/Chief Product Officer, ZENOPTICS

This session showcases top disruptive innovations with live demonstrations from representative vendors leading in these areas. Key issues addressed include: How can you use the Hype Cycle to track emerging trends? What are 4 innovations that will transform your business and what value do they provide? How do you prioritize your technology investments? Which are the vendors to watch? What challenges should you consider? This session will also include live demos from representative vendors in each innovation area.


Monday, March 18, 2019 10:30 AM|Monday, March 18, 2019 11:15 AM
Blockchain for Data Management: How the World's Worst Database Will 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?


Monday, March 18, 2019 02:30 PM|Monday, March 18, 2019 03:00 PM
Advanced Analytics: Tales From the Cutting Edge
Alexander Linden, VP Analyst, Gartner

Focus is going to be how the cutting edge is moving in AI and advanced analytics. We also explore some of the more exciting, yet not fully business-proven ideas in advanced analytics: From knowledge graphs, simulation, deep learning variations and many more.


Monday, March 18, 2019 04:15 PM|Monday, March 18, 2019 05:00 PM
Ask the Expert: Blockchain
Nick Heudecker, VP Analyst, Gartner

This session will answer your questions about blockchain.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019 09:30 AM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 10:15 AM
How the Internet of Things Will Disrupt Your Data and Analytics Capabilities
Ted Friedman, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

So you thought "big data" is large and complex and fast-paced? Consider how billions of devices, outside your line of sight and generating oceans of events, are going to put pressure on your ability to ingest, store and process data. Digital business and IoT hold massive promise for innovation, new business models and advanced analytics. How does the IoT create new data and analytics challenges? What must data and analytics leaders do to drive adaptation for the IoT? Which new capabilities will be critical to success?


Tuesday, March 19, 2019 11:30 AM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 12:15 PM
The Role of MDM in a Diverse IoT Landscape
Dimitris Geragas, VP Consulting, Gartner

IoT deployments tend to be one sensor for one measurement for a single purpose. But, Data and Analytics can enhance and expand the value of IoT to integrate data from many sensors and measurements with enterprise and third-party data for a grant purpose. But, the ability to integrate data depended on the ability to unambiguously identify the IoT devices, correlate over the same time periods, and connect the data with each other in a meaningful way. This session will explain the role of MDM and the unique ways that has to be deployed in order to accomplish just that.


Tuesday, March 19, 2019 11:30 AM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 12:15 PM
Ask the Expert: How to Separate Reality From AI Hype
Svetlana Sicular, VP Analyst, Gartner

AI is almost a definition of hype, but AI hype is still increasing. AI is a pervasive discipline encompassing innovations in various areas. But what is real now and what is overinflated? Ask your own questions about AI to separate myth from reality.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019 02:15 PM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 03:00 PM
Natural Language Processing — Beyond Unstructured Data to Man-Machine Interfaces
Erick Brethenoux, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

The NLP market is vast and fragmented. But, from fulfilling customer demands to analyzing vast number of documents, conversing with employees, translating citizens’ requests in real-time to recognizing patients’ sentiments, NLP techniques have seen great advances in the last few years. Organizations should leverage those techniques around carefully targeted business problems, estimating tangible business outcomes while managing expectations.


Tuesday, March 19, 2019 04:15 PM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 04:45 PM
What Are the Opposites of Artificial Intelligence?
Svetlana Sicular, VP Analyst, Gartner

Behavioral psychologist Dan Ariely said about applicability of AI, “Rather than trying to work against human nature I think we should be working with human nature." Use a metamodel of AI through the eyes of people, their expectations and hopes to fix past problems, address current needs and fulfill future aspirations. Most importantly, this model will help to use the opposites of AI to surface how to truly take advantage of AI.


Wednesday, March 20, 2019 11:30 AM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 12:15 PM
Software Meets Physics: How Digital Twins Will Impact and Improve Enterprise Applications
Benoit Lheureux, VP Analyst, Gartner

Digital twins are a proliferating, high-impact IT innovation that will deliver significant business benefits – such as predictive maintenance of commercial assets – while disrupting existing IT investments – such as application infrastructure, as well as core business applications and data. In this session we define what digital twins are, and reveal the impact they will have on business and IT.


Wednesday, March 20, 2019 05:15 PM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 06:00 PM
The Impact of VR, AR and MR on Data and Analytics
Marty Resnick, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Strategic analysis and actions are impractical with the limited view of data 2D provides. This session will discuss how Machine Learning (Augmented analytics) combined with immersive 3D visualizations (VR, AR, MR) will impact data and analytics and data science.


Thursday, March 21, 2019 08:45 AM|Thursday, March 21, 2019 09:30 AM
Ask the Expert: How to Separate Reality From AI Hype (Repeat)
Svetlana Sicular, VP Analyst, Gartner

AI is almost a definition of hype, but AI hype is still increasing. AI is a pervasive discipline encompassing innovations in various areas. But what is real now and what is overinflated? Ask your own questions about AI to separate myth from reality.

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Thursday, March 21, 2019 08:45 AM|Thursday, March 21, 2019 09:30 AM
Ask the Expert: Blockchain (Repeat)
Nick Heudecker, VP Analyst, Gartner

This session will answer your questions about blockchain.

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Thursday, March 21, 2019 08:45 AM|Thursday, March 21, 2019 09:30 AM
AI in Data Management Is Real: Navigating the Rise of Augmented Data Management
Eric Thoo, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

The proliferation of connected ecosystems, platforms and "things” is fast exceeding human capacity to optimally connect and orchestrate a vast set of operations critical for managing data. What challenges are creating a need for AI in data management? How will AI impact data management? How will AI augmentation enhance data management infrastructure?


Thursday, March 21, 2019 10:45 AM|Thursday, March 21, 2019 11:30 AM
What CDOs Need to Know About Emotion AI Technology
Annette Zimmermann, VP Analyst, Gartner

Emotion AI systems detect human emotions via computer vision, voice and behavioral detection technology. What if technology could detect emotions even more accurately than humans? Emotion AI will be pervasive in 2025.
Key issues:
What are the key Emotion AI Technologies and how will these evolve over the next 3-5 years?
Who are the key vendors and some of the main use cases in this space?
Getting started with Emotion AI Technologies.


Monday, March 18, 2019 10:30 AM|Monday, March 18, 2019 11:15 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 forcing change?
What's the impact on the organization?
What's the impact on roles and skills?


Monday, March 18, 2019 10:45 AM|Monday, March 18, 2019 12:15 PM
Workshop: EIM Maturity Model
Douglas Laney, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Successful information management requires a balanced attention to vision, strategy, metrics, organization and roles, governance, lifecycle and infrastructure. Gartner's EIM Maturity Model provides a framework for self-assessment and planning.

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Monday, March 18, 2019 11:30 AM|Monday, March 18, 2019 12:15 PM
Use Data for Good, Not Evil
Cindi Howson, VP Analyst, Gartner

Data for good is a movement that forces organizations to cross organizational boundaries to share data, technology and expertise. This session reviews case studies of customers and vendors that are impacting society using data and provides best practices and resources for you to participate as an individual or to implement a program within your organization.


Monday, March 18, 2019 02:30 PM|Monday, March 18, 2019 03:00 PM
Data Sharing Agreements for the Data Savvy Organization
Lydia Clougherty Jones, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Increasingly your organization is sharing an ever wider variety of information internally and externally. This session will identify the new data issues impacting data sharing agreements and describe the categories of terms and conditions that should be considered for such agreements. You will also see some of the best and worst examples of data sharing provisions out there today.


Monday, March 18, 2019 04:15 PM|Monday, March 18, 2019 05:00 PM
Essential Capabilities for Your Analytics Center of Excellence
Joao Tapadinhas, VP Analyst, Gartner
Kurt Schlegel, VP Analyst, Gartner

Many organizations are dispensing with the notion of classic enterprise reporting and BI competency centers (BICC) within IT organizations. In their place, self-service analytics and data science organizations have emerged with nascent analytics centers of excellence (ACE) to govern, guide and support them. Yet many such functions tend to lack a significant number of key capabilities.


Tuesday, March 19, 2019 09:30 AM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 10:15 AM
The State and Future of the Office of the CDO: Gartner 2018 Chief Data Officer Survey
Michael Moran, VP Analyst, Gartner

The theme of the fourth CDO survey was business impact of the CDO. The following key challenges before CDOs were explored: Ability to quantify the value of organizational information (infonomics), level of embracing emergent and disruptive technologies (such as AI and Blockchain) and operational model (services only or combination of services and enablement). Learn how successful CDOs have addressed each of these challenges in the delivery of positive business impact.


Tuesday, March 19, 2019 02:15 PM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 03:00 PM
Ask the Expert: What Are the Top Legal Concepts Every Data and Analytics Leader Must Know?
Lydia Clougherty Jones, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Legal discussions about data-driven initiatives are often constrained by risk-avoidance mindsets, limiting business impact and value. To refocus on positive outcomes, data and analytics leaders must leverage legal concepts to drive revenue, cost savings and balanced risk mitigation. This session explores 10 must know legal concepts for creating business value, along with successful use cases.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019 02:15 PM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 03:00 PM
Digitopia 2035: Why The Future Has A Bad Rep, And How The “Pragmatic Futurist” Will Save The Day
Frank Buytendijk, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

The future holds a story that need to be told. A story of hope, perspective, and a hint of concern. But with today's pressures, it is easy to forget about the future. Yet, a more fundamental and long term view on the business is crucial. Yes, the focus is on digital transformation today. But WHY? To what end? Learn from Gartner's global "Digitopia" studies, with the zeitgeist from over 25 countries.


Tuesday, March 19, 2019 04:15 PM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 04:45 PM
Here Comes the Autonomous Leader — AI and Machine Learning at the Top
Mark Beyer, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Can the highest level of business leadership benefit from augmentation? Crowd-sourcing for emotional hot-buttons. Financial performance analytics. Market analysis for opportunity, growth, deficient performance, degrading revenue streams. NLP to write annual reports to the Board. Legal and compliance analysis automated by text analysis, financial impacts, timelines, etc. Automated risk analysis to inform of threats. Automated technology and market leveraging for adjacent partners and conversely competitive analysis. Contrarian models to look for potential Black Swans. By adding data-driven insights to experience and intuition it might be possible to replace, down-sized or allow leaders take on a new type of executive leadership role.


Wednesday, March 20, 2019 09:30 AM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 10:15 AM
Ask the Expert: CDO Survey
Michael Moran, VP Analyst, Gartner

Anything you want to know about the 2018 Gartner CDO Survey but were afraid to ask.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019 09:30 AM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 10:30 AM
Roundtable: The Self-Driving Business. What Would It Take?
Douglas Laney, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Join this open, spirited discussion about the possibilities of a fully-automated business, from strategy to operations. What kind of AI, analytics, information, and infrastructure would be required? What would be the biggest challenges and the biggest opportunities? When will we see such an enterprise? Or do they already exist in some form?

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019 09:30 AM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 11:00 AM
Workshop: Overcoming Change Resistance: The First Step to Becoming a Data-Driven Organization
Debra Logan, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner
Sally Parker, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Everyone wants a data-driven culture, right? The promise of better decisions, faster, with more organizational and personal success is irresistible. Becoming data-driven requires culture change and individual change on the part of many people. But people resist change. In this workshop D&A leaders will be introduced to the new science of human behavior change and how to overcome change resistance.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019 11:30 AM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 12:15 PM
Information as a Second Language — Enabling Data Literacy for Digital Society
Valerie Logan, VP Analyst, Gartner

Introducing the term information as a second language (ISL/I2L) as an umbrella for driving data literacy as a core, strategic business discipline.
What is data literacy and why does it matter?
What is "information as a second language" (ISL)?
How can you improve your organization's data literacy?


Wednesday, March 20, 2019 11:30 AM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 12:15 PM
Ask the Expert: So You Want to Be a CDO
Debra Logan, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Have aspirations to take on the CDO role? How do you guide your career path and what types of skills do you need organization with? This ask the analyst will help you navigate the how.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019 11:30 AM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 12:30 PM
Roundtable: Making Digital Business More Intelligent ― Secrets of Success for a More Data-Driven Culture
Sally Parker, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Paramount to making an enterprise more data-driven is influencing its organizational culture. Data and analytics leaders must show leadership, business acumen and demonstrate the value of data if they are to foster data-related cultural change - particularly when stakeholders are reluctant to participate. This interactive discussion will explore critical aspects of leading data-driven success: including how to identify and communicate the measurable business value of data? How to address the cultural change impacts of a data-driven approach? How to proactively manage the ethical implications of data and analytics?

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019 11:30 AM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 12:30 PM
Roundtable: How Can Midsize Enterprises Exploit AI and Data Monetization to Grow Their Business? (Exclusive for Midsize Enterprise)
Kurt Schlegel, VP Analyst, Gartner

Data and Analytics Leaders in midsize enterprises must respond quickly to the changes caused by digitalization in order to increase sustainable business performance. This peer discussion will explore the critical areas midsize enterprises must focus on to capitalize on the opportunities of digital business. How to ensure their personal job objectives are focused on business performance? How to accelerate the adoption of AI? How to monetize existing data assets and other intellectual property?

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019 02:00 PM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 03:30 PM
Workshop: How to Measure and Improve Data and Analytics 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.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019 02:00 PM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 03:30 PM
Workshop: How to Leverage All Forms of Diversity in Your Organization to Drive Business Results
Rita Sallam, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

This workshop will provide you with a hands-on opportunity to learn from your peers and Gartner research on leading IT and tech organizations that are successfully leveraging all forms of diversity of to drive innovation, better decisions and improved overall business performance.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019 03:30 PM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 04:15 PM
Ask the Expert: Applied Infonomics: How to Use a Modern Data Catalog to Measure, Manage and Monetize Information Supply Chains
Guido De Simoni, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Monetizing information assets is critical to digital business success. This interactive discussion will explore methods that enable Data and Analytics Leader to deliver new business value by managing information supply chains and curating the inventory of information assets. How to facilitate, broker and mediate the underlying business value of the data? How to make data access and consumption more agile, flexible and relevant for both operational processes and to analytics? How to champion business narratives that leverage data and foster a data-driven culture?

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019 03:30 PM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 04:15 PM
Diversity and Inclusion Can’t Thrive With Exclusion
Debra Logan, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

More companies initiate diversity programs every year that aim to employ minorities, women, and those with disabilities. Yet, truly beneficial diversity must span beyond gender and ethnicity, while welcoming men to be ardent supporters. How do you thoughtfully design diversity programs to avoid unintended consequences and maximize their effectiveness.


Wednesday, March 20, 2019 05:15 PM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 06:00 PM
Ask the Expert: CDO Survey (Repeat)
Michael Moran, VP Analyst, Gartner

Anything you want to know about the 2018 Gartner CDO Survey but were afraid to ask.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019 05:15 PM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 06:15 PM
Roundtable: Getting There From Here ― the Talent Aspect of Your Data and Analytics Journey
Eric Hunter, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Many data and analytics leaders pursue platform investments or key projects without fully considering the talent ramifications that are needed to deliver those efforts. This roundtable session seeks to discuss key considerations and strategies to appropriately consider a talent-centered data and analytics strategy.

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Thursday, March 21, 2019 08:30 AM|Thursday, March 21, 2019 10:00 AM
Workshop: Data Literacy — Assessment and Development to Bridge the Gap
Valerie Logan, VP Analyst, Gartner

Based upon Gartner’s 2018 Special Report on Data Literacy, participants will 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 look at emerging roles, skills and structures requiring advances in data literacy. What is data literacy, and how does it help foster a data-driven culture?
What is Information as a Second Language (ISL) and how does it relate to my organization’s needs?
How do I get started with driving a data literacy program, and how does it relate to other organizational change/design efforts?

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Thursday, March 21, 2019 08:45 AM|Thursday, March 21, 2019 09:30 AM
Data-Driven Culture: How to Foster More Curiosity, Creativity and Critical Thinking to Drive Business Value
Gareth Herschel, VP Analyst, Gartner

Traditional business models are often siloed, whether by design or by practice. Indeed, the entire business culture tends to be oriented toward executing the current process rather than analyzing it, understanding it and looking for opportunities to change an add value. This foundational session on data-driven culture will examine: How to encourage a more curious business culture? How to foster more creativity and tackle underlying business challenges with courage and sensitivity? How can data and analytics help to inject critical thinking into every aspect of the business? How can the CDO be the Chief Curiosity Officer?


Thursday, March 21, 2019 10:45 AM|Thursday, March 21, 2019 11:30 AM
Ask the Expert: So You Want to Be a CDO (Repeat)
Debra Logan, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Have aspirations to take on the CDO role? How do you guide your career path and what types of skills do you need organization with? This ask the analyst will help you navigate the how.

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

Monday, March 18, 2019 10:30 AM|Monday, March 18, 2019 11:15 AM
What You Need to Know About Customer Analytics
Gareth Herschel, VP Analyst, Gartner

Customer analytics is one of the primary drivers of analytic adoption. The sheer diversity of potential opportunities to apply analysis to deliver great customer experiences and improve customer relationships can be daunting.
- What are the key areas of customer analytics?
- What are the best practices in customer analytics?
- What are the key trends in customer analytics to plan for?


Monday, March 18, 2019 02:30 PM|Monday, March 18, 2019 03:00 PM
How to Choose the Right Line of Business Analytic Application
Jim Hare, VP Analyst, Gartner

Analytic applications offer packaged analytics to solve specific industry vertical or domain problems and are important part of an overall analytics strategy. But how to pick the right one? Where to find analytic applications? What are the most important things to consider in evaluating different vendor options?


Tuesday, March 19, 2019 11:30 AM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 12:15 PM
How to Elevate Your Digital Business With Business-Led Data and Analytics
Melissa Davis, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

The future of data and analytics will require line of business data & analytics in digital business — incorporated into all key decisions across all business functions. Such as marketing, HR, supply chain and industry verticals such as telco, retail, and more for speed, creativity and innovation in analytics solutions. What are the best practices in domain data & analytics? How do you get started now?


Tuesday, March 19, 2019 02:15 PM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 03:00 PM
Master Data in Service of Digital Commerce
Simon Walker, Sr Principal 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?


Tuesday, March 19, 2019 04:15 PM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 04:45 PM
Why You Need MDM for an Optimal Customer Experience
Bill O'Kane, VP Analyst, Gartner

Master data management is a critical success factor in constructing optimal customer experiences. Learn the benefits of aligning the MDM discipline to CX and making it a part of your CX strategies. Why is MDM critical to the customer experience? How will MDM increase and optimize your 360-degree view and your CX capabilities? What new opportunities for managing customer information does MDM bring?


Wednesday, March 20, 2019 09:30 AM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 10:15 AM
The First 100 Days of the Supply Chain Analytics Leader
Alex Pradhan, Sr Principal Analyst, Gartner

How a supply chain analytics leader performs in the first 100 days on the job is crucial to success. In this time period, the leader must clearly communicate current capabilities and a future roadmap. In this session, we will present a structured, time-phased approach new supply chain analytics leaders must follow to thrive in their role and lessons learned along the way.


Wednesday, March 20, 2019 03:30 PM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 04:15 PM
How to Improve Customer Experience and Engagement With Real-Time Continuous Intelligence
Melissa Davis, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

The growth of digital business and increased customer expectations are elevating the importance of real time, contextualized customer experiences for competitive advantage. This session will cover the emerging practice of 'always on' continuous intelligence in the customer engagement hub to prescribe the right action at the right time based on the most relevant business moment.


Wednesday, March 20, 2019 05:15 PM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 06:00 PM
Learning From Analytic Apps in Procurement: From Function-Specific to Cross-Process Analytics
Alys Woodward, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Procurement is somewhat advanced in analytics terms as it uses analytic apps not only for individual applications like contract analytics but across the whole procurement process in the form of source-to-settle embedded analytics. This session will answer:
- How are successful procurement functions leveraging analytic apps?
- What can other functions and domains learn from procurement?


Thursday, March 21, 2019 08:45 AM|Thursday, March 21, 2019 09:30 AM
Do's and Don'ts of Analyzing Employee Data
Helen Poitevin, VP Analyst, Gartner

Employees generate a lot of data as they use tools provided by their employer, pass through smart workspaces, interact with colleagues, customers and partners. How much of that should you use to detect employee preferences? Behaviors? Risk? How can you make sure that analysis of worker generated data will improve workers' experience, rather than detract from it?


Thursday, March 21, 2019 10:45 AM|Thursday, March 21, 2019 11:30 AM
AI Enables Sales Teams to Drive 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.


Sunday, March 17, 2019 01:00 PM|Sunday, March 17, 2019 03:00 PM
BI Bake-Off: Modern Analytics and BI
Cindi Howson, VP Analyst, Gartner
Josh Good, Senior Director, Product Marketing, Qlik Technologies Inc.
Angela Hooper, Director of Systems Engineering, ThoughtSpot, Inc
Francois Ajenstat, Chief Product Officer, Tableau
Will Thompson, Program Manager, Microsoft Power BI, Microsoft Corporation

Modernize your BI and analytic capabilities by selecting the products that best meet your needs. See side-by-side, scripted demonstrations of four leading vendors: Microsoft, Qlik, Tableau, and ThoughtSpot. 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 concepts? What are the main strengths and weaknesses of these vendors?


Monday, March 18, 2019 10:30 AM|Monday, March 18, 2019 11:15 AM
The Foundation of Modern Analytics and BI
Cindi Howson, VP 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 18, 2019 11:30 AM|Monday, March 18, 2019 12:15 PM
From BI to AI: Build the Business-Driven Data and Analytics Architecture
Joao Tapadinhas, VP Analyst, Gartner

Analytics should be a key enabler of organizations' goals but that is seldom the case. Most initiatives tend to focus on tools deployment and user support with little connection to business objectives. In this session, we describe a step-by-step methodology to design a business-outcomes-driven analytics evolution roadmap with a strong commitment to users and a shift from technology to business impact.


Monday, March 18, 2019 02:30 PM|Monday, March 18, 2019 03:00 PM
Content Analytics: Adding Intent and Context to Business Intelligence
Alan Dayley, VP Analyst, Gartner

While database applications hold the "what" of your business and even the rear-view mirror of the "who", analyzing unstructured content exposes the "why" in regards to the drive of customers and employees, and exposes the "whom" is being impacted now and in the future.


Monday, March 18, 2019 04:15 PM|Monday, March 18, 2019 05:00 PM
How to Start, Evolve and Expand Self-Service Analytics
Joao Tapadinhas, VP Analyst, Gartner

Modern analytics and BI tools are deployed on many organizations but agile, governed and business-impactful self-service analytics is still a mirage for most users. From analytics decentralization that remains centralized, to self-service anarchy, failure has many shapes and forms. Learn about best practices to start, evolve and expand self-service analytics for pervasive and timely access to information across the organization.


Tuesday, March 19, 2019 09:15 AM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 10:15 AM
Analytics Show Floor Showdown: ABI 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 19, 2019 09:30 AM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 10:15 AM
Upgrade From Self-Service to Enterprise Data Preparation for Analytics and Data Science Success
Ehtisham Zaidi, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Finding, integrating, cataloging and curating data for Analytics, Data Science or further data integration (and data engineering) by business users is consistently rated by data and analytics leaders as one of the top 3 challenges in data management.

1. How can organizations incorporated augmented and standalone machine learning enabled data preparation tools for analytics/BI and data science use cases?

2. What are the market segments and popular offerings in the rapidly competitive and popular data preparation space and what should be your evaluation criteria to select the best offering.

3. How must you plan your data management and analytics architecture to ensure the right balance between self-service and IT oriented data preparation to avoid a governance chaos.


Tuesday, March 19, 2019 11:30 AM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 12:15 PM
Data Storytelling: A Better Way to Engage Decision Makers With Data
Neil Chandler, Managing Vice President, Gartner

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


Tuesday, March 19, 2019 11:30 AM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 12:30 PM
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 19, 2019 04:15 PM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 04:45 PM
Driving Analytics Success With Data Engineering
Rick Greenwald, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

The demand for analytics, data science and integration currently exceeds the capability of data and analytics leaders to provide data in a usable form, structure and assured content. The explosion in data collection points and data volumes since 2014 only increases the demand for reconstituting data into usable forms to support analytics and data science. Data engineering is emerging as a practice to help address this gap in delivering data from experimentation to production.
1. What is data engineering?
2. What do data engineers do and where do they fit in organizations?
3. What tools and techniques exist to support data engineers?


Wednesday, March 20, 2019 09:15 AM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 10:15 AM
Analytics Show Floor Showdown: DSML Vendors
Peter Krensky, Sr Principal 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 20, 2019 09:30 AM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 11:00 AM
Workshop: Scaling Self-Service Data and Analytics
Carlie Idoine, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

This workshop provides an actionable approach for supporting and scaling self-service analytics across the complete data and analytic pipeline. A series of case studies will reinforce the approach and answer the following questions:
● In what ways can we scale our self-service approach?
● What is IT's role in the self-service world?
● How do we proactively build and sustain a scalable self-service ecosystem?

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019 11:30 AM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 12:15 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.


Wednesday, March 20, 2019 11:30 AM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 12:30 PM
Analytics Show Floor Showdown: DSML Vendors
Peter Krensky, Sr Principal 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 20, 2019 11:30 AM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 01:00 PM
Workshop: Engaging Decision Makers Through Data Visualization and Storytelling
Neil Chandler, Managing Vice President, 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.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019 03:30 PM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 04:15 PM
A Playbook for Working With External Data and Analytics Service Providers
Jorgen Heizenberg, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Data and Analytics leaders including CDO’s often lack the internal resources or skills needed to speed up and scale D&A and drive digital business value and they look for external support. Although the D&A services market is mature it is also facing disruption, changing the behavior of system integrators and consultancies. So what do DA leaders need to do, to find and choose from hundreds of possible service providers?

Key issues
When to select an external service provider?
How to select an external service provider?
How to manage the relationship?


Thursday, March 21, 2019 08:45 AM|Thursday, March 21, 2019 09:45 AM
Roundtable: Why and How to Recognize and Enable Citizen Data Scientists
Carlie Idoine, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

This roundtable focuses on why and where citizen data scientists can add value and how to establish an approach and ecosystem to support and nurture them.

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Thursday, March 21, 2019 10:45 AM|Thursday, March 21, 2019 11:30 AM
Use Continuous Intelligence to Transform the Business
W. Roy Schulte, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Continuous intelligence brings dramatic, measurable benefits in revenue generation, resource allocation, customer service and other metrics. More than ever, Data and Analytics leaders use real-time analytics to improve the performance of their businesses.
Why is continuous intelligence proliferating now?
What are best practices for deploying analytics into operations?


Monday, March 18, 2019 10:45 AM|Monday, March 18, 2019 11:45 AM
Roundtable: "Duh"-gital Ethics and Artificial Intelligence — Early Lessons Learned
Jim Hare, VP Analyst, Gartner

Digital ethics went from obscure to mainstream in five years. For D&A leaders the topic of big data and privacy has been particularly important. But the next big wave of discussion in digital ethics is dawning: ethics and artificial intelligence. What are the early lessons learned in the field? What are organizations doing to create a culture of using AI ethically? Join this round table discussion and immerse yourself in the complex and ambiguous world of ethics and AI.

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Monday, March 18, 2019 10:45 AM|Monday, March 18, 2019 12:15 PM
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.

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Monday, March 18, 2019 02:30 PM|Monday, March 18, 2019 04:00 PM
Workshop: Use Gartner's Four-Step Process to Optimize Megavendor Negotiations: IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP
Donald Feinberg, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner
Melanie Alexander, Director Analyst, Gartner

This workshop will demonstrate the importance of understanding that one negotiation process doesn't fit all vendors. The content and action items will provide a set of four steps via a framework called "T4" that must be followed and tailored for each megavendor to effectively plan for and negotiate the optimal deal. These steps focus tactics (T1), templates (T2), Ts&Cs (T3) and timing (T4) for negotiating megavendor deals for cost optimization and risk mitigation.

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Monday, March 18, 2019 04:15 PM|Monday, March 18, 2019 05:00 PM
The Foundation of an Effective Data and Analytics Operating Model
Dimitris Geragas, VP Consulting, Gartner

To be effective at implementing a modern data and analytics strategy, data and analytics leaders need to deploy an operating model to help drive effectiveness and efficiency through all their programs and projects. This latest research provides that operating models and gives you best practices for exploiting it and delivering business value.
- What is an effective data and analytics operating model?
- How to translate data and analytics vision and strategy to practical objectives?
- How to operationalize your operating model with programs and projects?


Tuesday, March 19, 2019 09:30 AM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 10:15 AM
Negotiating With the Software Megavendors — 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


Tuesday, March 19, 2019 09:30 AM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 11:00 AM
Workshop: Data and Analytics Services: Build, Buy or Outsource
Jorgen Heizenberg, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Data and analytics leaders have multiple options while working with external service providers. They can look for strategic services, implementation services or even managed services. Also the delivery model ranges from traditional labor based on-premise services to platform-based-consulting, packaged applications or even asset based consulting. In this interactive workshop we help you identify what you need support for, what different sourcing options exist and help you make the decision on build, buy or outsource.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019 02:15 PM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 03:00 PM
Digital Platforms: The Role Data and Analytics Plays in Their Success
Joao Tapadinhas, VP Analyst, Gartner

This new research explains the next phase in how data and analytics will drive every business moment and outcome improvement. The emerging data and analytics platform will be defined and demystified, 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.

● How does understanding decision-making add value to your digital business platform?

● What is a Data and Analytics Platform and How Does it Support Digital Business?

● How and where can you start leveraging your data and analytics today?


Tuesday, March 19, 2019 04:15 PM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 04:45 PM
The Wide-Wide World of Alternative Data Sources
Lydia Clougherty Jones, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Many organizations fixate on their own wealth of information assets, but our research shows that the highest-value analytics solutions make use of alternative (external, exogenous) data. This session will expose you to some of the most interesting data sources and impressive use cases of open data, syndicated data, partner data, social media content, harvested web content and data marketplaces.


Wednesday, March 20, 2019 09:30 AM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 10:15 AM
The Foundation of a Modern Data and Analytics Strategy
Mike Rollings, VP Analyst, Gartner

"What should my Data and Analytics strategy look like" is one of the most common inquiries Gartner's D&A research community gets. This is because the role of D&A 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 20, 2019 11:30 AM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 12:15 PM
Ask the Expert: 360 Data ― Turning Business Needs Into Technical Requirements Into Measurable Business Outcomes
Alan Dayley, VP Analyst, Gartner

Data and analytics processes 360.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019 11:30 AM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 12:15 PM
Decision Modeling: Bridging Analytics and Business Processes for Optimum Business Outcomes
W. Roy Schulte, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Faster and faster decisions are more and more critical using an increasing amount of data for business models that have become moving targets. The gap widening as we move forward, between the continuous availability of data & information and the decisions organizations have to execute upon. The suspended moment between data and action is where decisions live – where organizations combine AI techniques for maximum business differentiation and outcomes.


Wednesday, March 20, 2019 11:30 AM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 01:00 PM
Workshop: Creating an Effective Data and Analytics Strategy
Andrew White, 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.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019 03:30 PM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 04:15 PM
The Future of Data and Analytics: Tales and Trends From the Center to the Edge
Frank Buytendijk, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Data and Analytics is a field in motion. Many trends help reshape D&A on an entirely different level. From being a discipline of its own, to being a set of capabilities in support of the wider digital transformation. Picking up on key trends is an essential part of strategy. But not all trends are the same. Which "givens", "shifts", "flips" and "questions" do we see in D&A strategy, organization, governance and technology? And how do you make them part of your overall strategy?


Wednesday, March 20, 2019 05:15 PM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 06:00 PM
The Data-Driven Organization: How to Create and Lead High-Performing Data and Analytics Teams
Mike Rollings, VP Analyst, Gartner

Data and analytics leaders are responsible for both information governance and data monetization. But as a relatively new function in many organizations, data and analytics teams (led by the CDO) are under the spotlight to produce high-quality results quickly and efficiently. This foundational session will cover: What new skills and roles are needed for data and analytics? How to organize for success? And how to avoid potential pitfalls?


Thursday, March 21, 2019 08:30 AM|Thursday, March 21, 2019 10:00 AM
Workshop: Data and Analytics Pricing and Licensing Strategy and Negotiations Can Make or Break Your Initiatives
Ehtisham Zaidi, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

With an increasing focus on cost optimization across data and analytics portfolios and the advent of newer technologies to renovate data and analytics infrastructure, data and analytics leaders are often caught in a conundrum on how to balance the two. This session guides them through some of the most innovative and upcoming pricing trends, licensing models and best practices to negotiate with new and existing vendors with a goal to optimize costs. What is the current scenario in the data and an analytics pricing landscape? What are the existing and upcoming pricing trends and new licensing models that you should be aware of? What are the best practices to negotiate with vendors to save millions?

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Thursday, March 21, 2019 08:45 AM|Thursday, March 21, 2019 09:30 AM
Infonomics: How to Monetize, Manage and Measure Information as an Actual Asset
Douglas Laney, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Find out why information isn't "the new oil", it's much more valuable. This session will provide an overview of Gartner's research on how leading organizations are generating economic benefits from information; how to apply asset management principles and practices for improved information governance, quality and availability; and how to use various information metrics to drive IT, business and organizational strategies.


Thursday, March 21, 2019 10:45 AM|Thursday, March 21, 2019 11:30 AM
Ask the Expert: 360 Data ― Turning Business Needs Into Technical Requirements Into Measurable Business Outcomes (Repeat)
Alan Dayley, VP Analyst, Gartner

Data and analytics processes 360.

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Thursday, March 21, 2019 10:45 AM|Thursday, March 21, 2019 11:30 AM
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 conversational 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 18, 2019 10:30 AM|Monday, March 18, 2019 11:15 AM
The Foundation and Future of Data and Analytics Governance
Saul Judah, VP Analyst, Gartner

Effective governance is a critical success factor for data and analytics initiatives, and one of the most difficult challenges that organizations face. This session explains how to establish solid foundations needed for successful data and analytics governance today, and the future direction of governance as it evolves to address new business and technology challenges.


Monday, March 18, 2019 10:30 AM|Monday, March 18, 2019 11:15 AM
The Foundation of Creating Metrics That Matter
Kurt Schlegel, VP Analyst, Gartner

An accurate and precise system of measurement is a major factor in an organization's success. Despite improvements in our ability to measure growth, cost, efficiency, quality, risk, and more; most companies tend to fall victim to the traditional performance measurement pitfalls that have plagued the business world and public sector for decades. Common pitfalls include measures that fail to yield actionable insight, produce a sense of apathy, or employee rebellion, and unintentionally encourage negative behavior. This presentation will examine how technical capabilities to collect and analyze data when coupled the right performance measurement discipline can create enormous value. While the intended audience of this session is primarily for Data & Analytic leaders, it should be useful for anyone interested in how to improve their organization's ability to measure performance and link metrics to business outcomes.


Monday, March 18, 2019 11:30 AM|Monday, March 18, 2019 12:15 PM
The Future of Master Data Management
Michael Moran, VP Analyst, Gartner

This session will describe the foundational concepts for the discipline of master data management and the technology solutions that support it. What are the current states of the MDM discipline and its associated software market? What are the latest implementation trends and market developments? How can you prepare to effectively take advantage of these developments?


Monday, March 18, 2019 02:30 PM|Monday, March 18, 2019 03:00 PM
From Anarchy to Harmony: Use Machine-Learning-Enabled Data Catalogs to Maximize Investments in Distributed Data Assets
Guido De Simoni, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Data and Analytics Leaders continue to struggle with inventorying and analyzing their distributed data assets leading to failed projects. Modern data catalogs are now a compulsory investment to make in order to maximize on investments in Analytics/BI and data management — including data lakes and help move data pipelines and integrations in data engineering, data Ops and data management in production.

1. What are Data Catalogs and how can they help Data and Analytics Leaders to find, catalog and inventory their heterogeneous data assets?
2. How to plan and implement data catalogs which assist with metadata management and governance and don't introduce metadata silos?
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?


Monday, March 18, 2019 04:15 PM|Monday, March 18, 2019 05:00 PM
How to Evolve Data Quality Programs for Best Business Impacts
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. What are major challenges for data quality practices? What are the top trends of the modern data quality practices and tools? How to setup appropriate data quality programs to meet various business scenarios?


Tuesday, March 19, 2019 09:30 AM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 10:15 AM
Ask the Expert: DataOps — Organizing for Trusted Data-Driven Results
Alan Dayley, VP Analyst, Gartner

Effective end-to-end data management has quietly become the last frontier of effective communication between IT and other parts of the business. DataOps brings much needed discipline, buy-in, and a repeatable process to maximize data business value: 1) What is DataOps? 2) Why do organizations need to explore this discipline and 3) Who and what is required to make DataOps a reality across data managers and data consumers.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019 09:30 AM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 10:15 AM
Personalization and Privacy: How to Leverage Both to Drive Business Value
Lydia Clougherty Jones, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner
Penny Gillespie, VP Analyst, Gartner

Organizations that leverage both personalization and privacy will deliver more compelling customer experiences, drive data value and be more profitable. Companies often operate under misconceptions that personalization and privacy are conflicting efforts versus symbiotic opportunities. This session will debunk these myths, identify optimum opportunities and demonstrate how to deliver business value.



Tuesday, March 19, 2019 02:15 PM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 03:00 PM
Your Data Culture is Changing — Do You Need DataOps?
Nick Heudecker, VP Analyst, Gartner

Organizations everywhere struggle with data, and not just the mechanics like finding, cataloging and governing. Because of the disconnect between data producers and consumers, organizations struggle with the basics: how and why data was created, what it represents and what value it might provide. DataOps promises to resolve this disconnect, but there are huge challenges to implement this practice. In this session, you'll learn what DataOps is and how you can implement some early practices in your organization.


Tuesday, March 19, 2019 04:15 PM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 04:45 PM
Dangerous Data: Can’t Live Without It, Can’t Live With It
Gareth Herschel, VP Analyst, Gartner

Dangerous Data is data that exposes the company to the threat of serious legal or brand impact but is unavoidably collected for other business purposes. For example telematics that track driving habits and therefore the fact that someone speeds through school zones. If an accident occurs, is the owner of the data now an accessory to a crime or at least morally responsible for not reporting the risk?


Wednesday, March 20, 2019 09:30 AM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 10:15 AM
'Get Privacy': Use GDPR as Foundation Guide for Customer Data and Analytics Prerequisites
Bart Willemsen, VP Analyst, Gartner

The GDPR raises the compliance bar and introduces a full set of organizational and procedural requirements before personal data can be properly handled. Sanction risks, customers in action and pressure to deliver value don't have to kill your analytics capabilities. The proper approach to personal data management not only legitimizes your actions, but delivers customer value where it's valued: With the customer.


Wednesday, March 20, 2019 03:30 PM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 04:15 PM
Ask the Expert: Trust Matters — How to Instill Trust With Your Customers
Penny Gillespie, VP Analyst, Gartner

Exemplifying trust enables organizations to reduce operational costs and increase revenues. Trustworthiness matters — especially in digital experiences. This session addresses the most frequently asked questions as well as any questions participants might have on the topic of trust, its importance and how to be trusted.

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Thursday, March 21, 2019 08:45 AM|Thursday, March 21, 2019 09:30 AM
Metadata Management Is a Must Have Discipline
Guido De Simoni, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Building transparency in uses of data has come to the forefront with GDPR and data governance pressure. This has created increased interest in metadata management and data catalogs. Yet Data and Analytics leaders struggle to get the momentum needed to start and develop the metadata management practice.
1. How can metadata management deliver value?
2. How to set up a metadata management practice?
3. What technologies can help support the metadata management practice?


Thursday, March 21, 2019 10:45 AM|Thursday, March 21, 2019 11:30 AM
Early Lessons and Next Practices of AI Governance
Svetlana Sicular, VP Analyst, Gartner

If governance is the new black, AI governance is the new gray, with no black and white decisions. AI leaders are concerned about AI governance, while AI practitioners are blissfully unaware of it.
What are the specific AI governance concerns?
What are the early efforts in AI governance?
What are the common topics in EIM and AI governance and what is different?
What are the next practices for AI governance?


Thursday, March 21, 2019 11:00 AM|Thursday, March 21, 2019 12:00 PM
Building Foundations for Self-Service: Competency Centers, Centers of Excellence, Communities of Practice – What are the Options? – a Roundtable
Art Johnson, Leadership Partner, Gartner
Gregg Donner, Leadership Partner, Gartner

Gartner for Enterprise IT Leaders Leadership Partners host a facilitated, interactive discussion.

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