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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 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 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
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 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
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
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 03:00 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 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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Tuesday, March 19, 2019 04:30 PM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 05:15 PM
Ask the Expert: Establishing Effective Data and Analytics Governance in the Public Sector
Rick Howard, VP Analyst, Gartner

In landscape of autonomous business units and departments, finding the optimal balance between data anarchy and overly strict control of data management is as much an art as it is a discipline. This session will explore how an adaptive approach to governance can lead to higher levels of data and analytics maturity.

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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
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 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 12:15 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 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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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 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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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 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.

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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
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 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 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 09:15 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 11:30 AM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 12:30 PM
Analytics Show Floor Showdown: ABI Vendors
Rita Sallam, 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 20, 2019 09:15 AM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 10:15 AM
Analytics Show Floor Showdown: DSML Vendors
Peter Krensky, 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 12:30 PM
Analytics Show Floor Showdown: DSML Vendors
Peter Krensky, 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


Monday, March 18, 2019 11:30 AM|Monday, March 18, 2019 12:15 PM
Case Study: Managing Data Quality in Cloud Migration
Kristi Cunningham, Vice President, Enterprise Data Management, Capital One

Organizations are processing more data than ever before, but how is the increasing volume affecting data quality? Whether your organization has embraced or minimized data management practices in the past, cloud migration is the time to get it right.

Successful migration is much more than “lift and shift.” To truly unlock the power of data in the cloud to make informed business decisions and gain deep insights into customer behavior, trends, and opportunities, and enable real-time decisioning you may need to change the way you think about and care for what has traditionally been an undervalued asset.

Data management processes are designed to safeguard data during its production, movement, and consumption, making it more accessible, reliable, and timely. This presentation will walk you through the journey to a well-managed cloud ecosystem with the goal of enabling intelligent, automated data. We will explore the data lifecycle and the role of governance. Then we will discuss critical data management processes necessary to make your data not only well-managed but also more powerful. Those practices include implementing rules and responsibilities, rationalizing data, cataloging metadata, and monitoring quality. At the heart of data management is the relationship between data producers and consumers. Your road to success will be marked by your ability to create dialog and embed management processes into everyday workflows. We will talk about ways to engage stakeholders and develop a culture of data quality in your organization. The presentation will conclude with a discussion of real-life situations.


Tuesday, March 19, 2019 11:30 AM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 12:15 PM
Case Study: Tracking Tariffs: Flexport’s Data-Driven Approach to the International Supply Chain
Patrick Steigler, Director, Data Science, Flexport
Tom O'Neill, Co-Founder & CTO, Periscope Data

Flexport helps companies ship goods internationally from over 100 different countries. With operations that span the globe, unforeseen factors such as weather events, strikes, and government regulatory changes are a fact of life rather than an exception. Flexport relies on Periscope Data to empower their data scientists with a platform that enables up-to-the-minute analysis on these factors and then drive operational workflows to alert their clients. Recently, the team built a tariff calculator that enables operational users to find and alert any clients impacted by the recent U.S. Federal Government tariff changes. Ultimately, this has enabled Flexport’s clients to have unparalleled control, transparency, and peace of mind over their supply chains.


Tuesday, March 19, 2019 02:15 PM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 03:00 PM
Case Study: Building a Digital Native Bank from the Ground Up
Boris Mizhen, Chief Data Officer, Exos Financial

The founding team at Exos is comprised of a set of financial industry veterans looking to revolutionize delivery of services and capabilities for a bank. The team wants to build a digital first infrastructure, alongside a data first culture. Combining the digital and data capabilities, the team will drive as many applications as possible through a machine learning infrastructure - gaining critical market and customer insights that drive market share and margin. Built entirely in the cloud, Exos sheds the traditional inefficiencies (both process and cost) that come from historical banks slowly evolving from their traditional roots, while enabling the most secure and regulatory compliant environment on the market today.


Wednesday, March 20, 2019 09:30 AM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 10:15 AM
Case Study: Newell Brands Digital Data Transformation: Driving an Analytics Culture
Daniel Siegel, Vice President, Information Delivery, Newell Brands, Inc.

In early 2017, Newell Brands sought to create a culture of analytics, with the tools, data, platforms, and change agency to support it. In this session, you will learn about the business value of this type of transition, the early technical challenges and successes of Newell’s cloud analytics migration, the introduction and enablement of data science functions, and the change approach and future plans for continuing this analytics-as-culture journey.


Wednesday, March 20, 2019 09:30 AM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 10:15 AM
Case Study: Data United: Transforming Disparate Data into a Unified Asset
Elena Alikhachkina, Data & Technology Leader, Johnson & Johnson

This session describes Johnson and Johnson Consumer’s successful journey in building a data harmonization hub that rapidly unifies internal data with data coming from 3rd parties, such as distributors and retailers, into an asset for driving new insights about what products are selling and how they’re selling.


Wednesday, March 20, 2019 09:30 AM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 10:15 AM
Case Study: Data Driven Decisions in the Non Profit Sector
Lisa Bowman, Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, United Way Worldwide
Lisa Wilder, Director of Performance Research, United Way Worldwide

Hear how the world’s largest non-profit implemented a global BI tool to help drive intelligence in their quest to fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community.


Wednesday, March 20, 2019 03:30 PM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 04:15 PM
Case Study: I Have all This Data, Now What?
Dustin Spangler, Vice President of Data & Analytics, Larry H. Miller Sports & Entertainment

We live in a world of data proliferation. Is there “real” business value in the data? Is so, how do I leverage the data to show value to the business? Learn from specific case studies how the LHM Sports and Entertainment Group have shown value from the data. Along with how they are driving a culture of data driven decision making


Wednesday, March 20, 2019 03:30 PM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 04:15 PM
Case Study: Challenges of AI-Based Pediatric Behavioral Diagnostics
Halim Abbas, Chief AI Officer, Cognoa

Artificial Intelligence is a transformative technology that has disrupted almost every industry it was applied to, from transportation to creative literature. Healthcare is no exception, however, the successful application of AI to healthcare diagnostics and therapeutics isn’t without its own unique set of complications and challenges. This presentation will walk you through the journey of a pediatric behavioral healthcare startup, and outline the logistic challenges of operating a productive data science team in that particular industry, as well as the algorithmic challenges of applying state of the art AI to the specific domain of pediatric behavioral health.


Monday, March 18, 2019 09:00 AM|Monday, March 18, 2019 10:00 AM
Gartner Opening Keynote: Lead With Purpose to Achieve Clarity in a World of Ambiguity
Carlie Idoine, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner
Donald Feinberg, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner
Michael Moran, VP Analyst, Gartner
Valerie Logan, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Data and analytics leaders serve in many forms. Whether you are the chief data officer, a department head focused on the numbers, or simply the go-to data “guru” in your workgroup — your organization is counting on you. So find your purpose. Perhaps you want to put AI at the center of your business model, create a data literate workforce, or ensure the ethical use of data. Regardless of your initiatives, you will lead them in a world of continuous change where it is not always easy to do the right thing. Are we building a data driven organization or creating a tyranny of metrics? Are we optimizing business outcomes with analytical insights or violating personal privacy? This opening keynote to Gartner’s 2019 Data & Analytic Summit will show you how to lead with purpose in an ambiguous world.


Tuesday, March 19, 2019 08:15 AM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 09:00 AM
Guest Keynote: Big Data: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Annie Duke, Decision Strategist, Author, Speaker

As we become a more data-driven society, we face new questions of how best to use all this new data to improve human decision-making. Annie Duke explores the ways in which big data has the potential to overcome robust irrationality in how we process information and solve for the problem of uncertainty. She also points out the pitfalls and dangers of big data and provides advice about how data is aggregated and collected and where the “human element” still needs to be in control of the analysis in order to interpret and model the data.


Tuesday, March 19, 2019 05:15 PM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 06:00 PM
Keynote: Willful Disruption: Seven Digital Disruptions You Might Not See Coming
Daryl Plummer, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

As digital projects move from optimization to transformation, the ability to disrupt becomes a critical discipline. Coping with disruption requires the ability to recognize, prioritize, and respond in the right way. This presentation examines how CIOs can evaluate, track, and plan for 7 major disruptions using Gartner’s Digital Disruption toolkit.


Wednesday, March 20, 2019 08:15 AM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 09:00 AM
Guest Keynote: Creating a Culture of Innovation
Jake Knapp, , New York Times best-selling Author

Innovation is difficult, and taking ideas from the whiteboard to real world success is rare. But it doesn’t have to be. New York Times best-selling author Jake Knapp believes any team can create a culture of innovation by shifting their approach to new projects. Through stories and hard-won lessons, Jake will explain how to get the best ideas from every person on your team, make great decisions without groupthink, validate ideas before wasting time, and set the course for building products customers love. Best of all, these changes bring teams closer to each other and their shared purpose—and foster true joy at work.


Thursday, March 21, 2019 11:45 AM|Thursday, March 21, 2019 12:30 PM
Guest Keynote: Who Needs A Runway?! Take Off From Where You Are!!!
Vernice "FlyGirl" Armour, Officer, former United States Marine Corps

The bottom line is that we have to move into action from where we are! Unfortunately, many people become paralyzed in the preparation phase. Decide what you want, put your stake in the ground and execute! Vernice calls this making a commitment to the commitment. Give your organization the boost they need to come together as a team, understand how their objectives support the overall strategy and accomplish the mission achieving the desired results! When you bring people together, you will have differences and similarities that result in tension and complexities…THIS IS NORMAL! How you MANAGE diversity is the key:
-Infuse passion in your life professionally and personally!
-Recognize and utilize the skills and talents of everyone around you
-Lead a Zero to Breakthrough™ life with a ‘Breakthrough Mentality’ as the foundation
-Unleash your full potential no matter where you are personally starting from
-Teach everyone to be an ambassador for diversity
-Create a culture that values and respects all team members: One Mission, One Goal, One Team!


Monday, March 18, 2019 04:15 PM|Monday, March 18, 2019 05:00 PM
Magic Quadrant Power Session: Analytics
Ian Bertram, Managing Vice President, Gartner
Rita Sallam, VP Analyst, Gartner
Peter Krensky, Principal Analyst, Gartner
Jorgen Heizenberg, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Faced with increasing ambiguity D&A leaders need to be able to rapidly identify and evaluate both vendors and solutions that will satisfy organizational requirements for data and analytics. Gartner Magic Quadrants address this need by a graphical approach and evaluation across a uniform set of criteria. The following Magic Quadrants will be presented: Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms, and Data Science and Machine-Learning Platforms.


Wednesday, March 20, 2019 11:30 AM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 12:15 PM
Magic Quadrant Power Session: Data Management
Ian Bertram, Managing Vice President, Gartner
Michael Moran, VP Analyst, Gartner
Guido De Simoni, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner
Mark Beyer, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Faced with increasing ambiguity D&A Leaders need to be able to rapidly identify and evaluate both vendors and solutions that will satisfy organizational requirements for data and analytics. Gartner Magic Quadrants address this need by a graphical approach and evaluation across a uniform set of criteria. The following Magic Quadrants will be presented: Data Quality Tools, Data Integration Solutions and Master Data Management.


Thursday, March 21, 2019 08:45 AM|Thursday, March 21, 2019 09:30 AM
Magic Quadrant Power Session: Database Management Solutions (DBMS)
Ian Bertram, Managing Vice President, Gartner
Donald Feinberg, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner
Adam Ronthal, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Faced with increasing ambiguity D&A Leaders need to be able to rapidly identify and evaluate both vendors and solutions that will satisfy organizational requirements for data and analytics. Gartner Magic Quadrants address this need by a graphical approach and evaluation across a uniform set of criteria. The following Magic Quadrants will be presented: Data Management Solution for Analytics and Operational Database Management Systems.


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 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 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 05:15 PM
Exclusive Forum for Banking and Securities Roundtable: Analytics Trends in Banking and Securities
Jeff Casey, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Analytics and its derivations are critical for banking and securities firms to succeed in the future. Firms look to apply analytics, in conjunction with other technologies such as AI, across most of the business functions to compete better and operate efficiently. In this session, we will explore what the specific new trends, emerging technologies and how both incumbents and their Fintech challengers are applying analytics in their business.

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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 09:30 AM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 10:30 AM
Roundtable: How Midsize Enterprises Are Using Data and Analytics to Drive Measurable Business Value (Exclusive for Midsize Enterprise)
Kurt Schlegel, VP Analyst, Gartner

How Midsize Enterprises Are Using Data and Analytics to Drive Measurable Business Value.

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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 11:30 AM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 12:30 PM
Exclusive Forum for Insurance Roundtable: Building the Foundation for Data Mastery in Insurance
Kimberly Harris-Ferrante, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Data mastery is critical success factor in insurance. Organizations will need to build the proper foundation, including organization structure, data governance model, strategy, and technical underpinnings to support digital insurance needs. Most lack this today. This roundtable will review the elements of data mastery and discuss best practices in addressing the gaps that organizations are facing today.

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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 03:15 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 04:00 PM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 05:00 PM
Select Program Roundtable: Gartner Tech CEO & Tech Product Management Frameworks
Alys Woodward, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Join this session exclusive for Tech CEO & Tech Product Managers hosted by VP, analyst Alys Woodward. This interactive round table will provide insights into how you can address your priorities including Customer Acquisition & Product Strategy -learn from your peers during this Gartner analyst-moderated session

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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 10:30 AM
Roundtable: Data Preparation, Data Virtualization, Streaming Data Integration ― Utilize Modern Integration Technologies for Data and Analytics Success
Ehtisham Zaidi, Sr Principal 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 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 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 03:30 PM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 04:30 PM
Exclusive Forum for Healthcare Payers Roundtable: Putting Health Value Intelligence at the Center of Payer Transformation
Jeff Cribbs, VP Analyst, Gartner

On day 2 of the healthcare payer forum, we will build on the framework presented at breakfast on day 1 on the role of analytics in payer transformation to health value management. 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?

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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, Sr Director 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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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 08:45 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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Sunday, March 17, 2019 01:30 PM|Sunday, March 17, 2019 03:00 PM
Workshop: 6 Ways to More Memorable Communication
Diane Wilkinson, Senior Partner, The Wow Factor

We’re all bombarded with different forms of communication every day. So you need to do things differently if you want your message to get through. This session will share 6 tried and tested principles that will help you to get heard by stakeholders. You can use the techniques when talking to your boss, when writing emails or presentations and when attending meetings. If you’ve struggled in the past to get people to listen to your ideas, this workshop will help you massively.

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Sunday, March 17, 2019 03:00 PM|Sunday, March 17, 2019 05:00 PM
Workshop: Design Thinking for Innovation
Jim Carolan, VP, Design, Gartner

The goal of this workshop is to provide attendees with a hands-on and engaging introduction to the human-centered design practice of design thinking. The workshop attendees participate in each stage of the design thinking methodology through a practical exercise to gain a true perspective of how a designer’s mindset and methods for creativity can foster breakthrough innovation. Design thinking has gained significant momentum in the marketplace with industry leaders like Airbnb, Uber, SAP, IBM and GE making significant investments in the methodology.

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Sunday, March 17, 2019 03:30 PM|Sunday, March 17, 2019 05:00 PM
Workshop: Data Analytics Is a Team Sport, So How Do You Get Your Team To Be Top of the League
Diane Wilkinson, Senior Partner, The Wow Factor

Get your team to work as a high performing team, to be top of the league. Not only that, discover how best to ensure you work well with other teams too, and address the age old silo issue. Bring your questions and explore what you can do, from building trust, to dealing with conflict, getting people to take responsibility and all pull in the same direction. This workshop will be tailormade for you with sharing of best practice, lots of group discussion and expert practical tips from an experienced Executive Team Coach.

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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 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 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, Sr Principal 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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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 11:30 AM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 01:00 PM
Workshop: Data Analytics Is a Team Sport, So How Do You Get Your Team To Be Top of the League
Diane Wilkinson, Senior Partner, The Wow Factor

Get your team to work as a high performing team, to be top of the league. Not only that, discover how best to ensure you work well with other teams too, and address the age old silo issue. Bring your questions and explore what you can do, from building trust, to dealing with conflict, getting people to take responsibility and all pull in the same direction. This workshop will be tailormade for you with sharing of best practice, lots of group discussion and expert practical tips from an experienced Executive Team Coach.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019 02:15 PM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 03:45 PM
Exclusive Forum for Banking and Securities Workshop: How to Identify the Right Use Case for Your AI Project
Moutusi Sau, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner
Moutusi Sau, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Artificial intelligence projects are disrupting analytics project inside banking organizations. Figuring out the right use case for your organization is often the key to successful AI implementation. In this workshop, we will explore how to identify the right use case for your situation and apply that to overall changing business dynamics across the value chain.

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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 04:30 PM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 06:00 PM
Exclusive Forum for Insurance Workshop: Applying Artificial Intelligence for Competitive Advantage in Insurance
Kimberly Harris-Ferrante, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Artificial intelligence is becoming one of the most critical technologies that P&C and life insurers can use to transform customer experiences and internal processes. While use is growing quickly, most insurers are immature in their implementation, finding limited value yet from these projects. This workshop will explore lessons learned and best practices in the use of AI in insurance by looking at issues such as funding, moving pilots into production, staffing models and technical implementations.

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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 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 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 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 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, 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 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 Principal 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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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, Sr Director 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 08:30 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 Principal 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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