View the below agenda which addresses data & analytics challenges and latestest trends including artificial intelligence, augmented analytics and digital twins. 

 

Our topic-focused agenda delivers insights covering the challenges most critical to data & analytic leaders. View the agenda below to explore more around key topics.

Agenda / By Day

Sunday, March 17, 2019 12:00 PM|Sunday, March 17, 2019 12:30 PM
First Time Attendee Conference Tour

Navigate the conference venue, learn about the Exhibit showcase, and network with fellow first-time attendees. Meet us at the Event Concierge desk, right outside of Grand 7, Level 1 where registration is held.

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Sunday, March 17, 2019 12:00 PM|Sunday, March 17, 2019 06:00 PM
Registration


Sunday, March 17, 2019 12:00 PM|Sunday, March 17, 2019 06:00 PM
Event Concierge

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Sunday, March 17, 2019 12:30 PM|Sunday, March 17, 2019 01:00 PM
First Time Attendee Conference Tour

Navigate the conference venue, learn about the Exhibit showcase, and network with fellow first-time attendees. Meet us at the Event Concierge desk, right outside of Grand 7, Level 1 where registration is held.

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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?


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 03:30 PM
First Time Attendee Conference Tour

Navigate the conference venue, learn about the Exhibit showcase, and network with fellow first-time attendees. Meet us at the Event Concierge desk, right outside of Grand 7, Level 1 where registration is held.

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Sunday, March 17, 2019 03:00 PM|Sunday, March 17, 2019 03:30 PM
Networking Break


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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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, 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.


Sunday, March 17, 2019 04:00 PM|Sunday, March 17, 2019 07:00 PM
Enterprise IT Leaders Members Lounge

Please join us in our exclusive, members only Enterprise IT Leaders Lounge for a place to relax, recharge and network with your fellow peers.

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Sunday, March 17, 2019 05:00 PM|Sunday, March 17, 2019 07:00 PM
Enterprise IT Leaders Meet & Greet Reception

Enterprise IT Leaders Members and Enterprise Elite attendees are invited to a Meet and Greet Reception to kick-off the week. Join us in the Enterprise IT Leaders Member Lounge for networking with peers.

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Monday, March 18, 2019 07:00 AM|Monday, March 18, 2019 07:00 PM
Event Concierge

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Monday, March 18, 2019 07:00 AM|Monday, March 18, 2019 07:00 PM
Registration


Monday, March 18, 2019 07:00 AM|Monday, March 18, 2019 07:00 PM
Enterprise IT Leaders Members Lounge

Please join us in our exclusive, members only Enterprise IT Leaders Lounge for a place to relax, recharge and network with your fellow peers.

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Monday, March 18, 2019 07:30 AM|Monday, March 18, 2019 08:30 AM
Exclusive Industry Breakfast — Healthcare Payers: Business Drivers of Healthcare Analytics for Healthcare Payers
Jeff Cribbs, VP Analyst, Gartner

This session will bring together all the healthcare payer industry participants and set the industry context for the summit:
What are the business drivers of analytics technology decisions for payers in 2019?
What is the current range of maturity of the payer industry in responding to those drivers?
What sessions at the 2019 BI Summit will have content most relevant to the challenges of payer industry?

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Monday, March 18, 2019 07:30 AM|Monday, March 18, 2019 08:30 AM
Exclusive Industry Breakfast - Healthcare Providers: Healthcare Industry Research and Why Analytics is a Big Deal
Laura Craft, VP Analyst, Gartner

To be held on the opening day, this session will bring all the healthcare provider industry participants together and will:
1) Provide an opportunity for attendees from the healthcare provider industry to network
2) Provide an overview of Gartners healthcare provider research (from business drivers to predictions) calling out the pervasive imperative for data and analytics.
3) Provide an orientation to the Data and Analytics Summit and highlight some compelling sessions and speakers.

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Monday, March 18, 2019 07:30 AM|Monday, March 18, 2019 08:45 AM
CDO Circle: Welcome Breakfast

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Monday, March 18, 2019 07:30 AM|Monday, March 18, 2019 08:45 AM
First-time Attendee Networking Breakfast

Attending for the first time? Start making connections right away during this special breakfast. Network with fellow first-time attendees and Community Champions, our select group of alumni who can share their trips and tricks on having the best conference experience.


Monday, March 18, 2019 07:30 AM|Monday, March 18, 2019 08:45 AM
Attendee Networking Breakfast - Networking by Hobby


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.


Monday, March 18, 2019 10:00 AM|Monday, March 18, 2019 10:30 AM
Networking Break


Monday, March 18, 2019 10:05 AM|Monday, March 18, 2019 10:30 AM
Gartner Zone: Unlock the Value of Your Data Assets
Alex Lowe Welch, Sr Director Consulting, Gartner

Businesses are facing an onslaught of disruption, competition and opportunity tied to digital transformation. Expectations are high as organizations actively seek to create and deliver more data-enabled value to internal and external stakeholders users and buyers. However, organizations remain challenged in qualifying the value of their data assets, prioritizing investments and capturing business opportunities. In this presentation we will discuss:

● How to qualify data assets with the greatest opportunity to create and deliver value given current organizational capabilities

● How to quantify the potential value of data assets via the use cases they support as aligned to internal and external stakeholders


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 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 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 10:30 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 10:30 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 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 Data Science and Machine Learning: Achieving Advanced Insights and AI for Analytics
Peter Krensky, 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 10:30 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 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 11:30 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 11:45 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 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 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 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 11:30 AM|Monday, March 18, 2019 12:15 PM
Meetup: Ways to Leverage Data for Good?

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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.


Monday, March 18, 2019 11:30 AM|Monday, March 18, 2019 12:15 PM
Meetup: What is the Future of Data Science/ML and AI?

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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 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 11:30 AM|Monday, March 18, 2019 12:15 PM
Meetup: Key Roles Necessary for a DS/ML/AI Program Success

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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 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 11:30 AM|Monday, March 18, 2019 12:15 PM
Meetup: How to Build a Data Science and ML competency?

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Monday, March 18, 2019 11:30 AM|Monday, March 18, 2019 12:15 PM
Meetup: How Will AI Impact Society?

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Monday, March 18, 2019 12:15 PM|Monday, March 18, 2019 01:00 PM
Tableau Software: Pioneering Self-Service—Innovation at Tableau in the Age of AI
Francois Ajenstat, Chief Product Officer, Tableau Software

Tableau pioneered self-service analytics more than 15 years ago through easy-to-use, drag-and-drop data visualization. As the leader in visual analytics enters its next phase of innovation, come join Chief Product Officer Francois Ajenstat for a frank discussion about how to navigate and innovate in this new world of smart technology, advanced analytics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning.


Monday, March 18, 2019 12:15 PM|Monday, March 18, 2019 01:00 PM
SAS: AI Recipe to Navigate the Art of the Possible
Keith Collins, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, SAS

Knowing about the potential of AI, SAS CIO Keith Collins will focus on real-world deployments to get value out of the technology. To apply AI, organizations need the right strategy, skills and software at the same time – failure on any of these elements will stop effective implementation. He will discuss understanding the breadth of technology and the possibilities to help bring the pieces together for success.


Monday, March 18, 2019 12:15 PM|Monday, March 18, 2019 01:15 PM
CDO Circle: Opening Address and Guest CDO Interview
Mike Rollings, VP Analyst, Gartner
Valerie Logan, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner
Heidi Lanford, Vice President of Enterprise Data & Analytics, Red Hat

Welcome to the CDO Circle! We have an exciting agenda for you and your peers. The opening address will include an exclusive CDO Circle keynote interview that delves into how one top data and analytics leader is succeeding at fostering digital business transformation and creating a data-driven enterprise.

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Monday, March 18, 2019 12:15 PM|Monday, March 18, 2019 01:30 PM
Attendee Lunch


Monday, March 18, 2019 01:00 PM|Monday, March 18, 2019 02:00 PM
The Changing D&A World: Power Shifts from IT to I&T (Information and Technology) – a Micro Clinic
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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Monday, March 18, 2019 01:05 PM|Monday, March 18, 2019 01:30 PM
Gartner Zone: Enabling Digital Transformation with Analytics at Intel
Ibrahim Itani, Leadership Partner, Gartner

Client Case Study: Brad Schwartz at Intel will provide an overview of how his group is helping to digitally transform his organization. Specific examples include how Intel has engaged business units to ‘change the conversation' by using analytics use cases that focus on efficiencies and revenue growth.


Monday, March 18, 2019 01:30 PM|Monday, March 18, 2019 02:15 PM
OmniSci: Interacting With Massive Mobile Telematics Datasets at Near Zero Latency
Grant Halloran, EVP and Chief Marketing Officer, OmniSci
Ryan McMahon, Vice President of Marketing, Cambridge Mobile Telematics

Vehicle telematics represents a rich IoT data source, enabling insights into driver and vehicle behavior, and connected car monetization opportunities. The torrent of data overwhelms many analytics systems, but with GPU-accelerated analytics these insights are now available in near real time. Join Grant Halloran, OmniSci, and Ryan McMahon, Cambridge Mobile Telematics, show how to query and visualize this data at the speed of curiosity.


Monday, March 18, 2019 01:30 PM|Monday, March 18, 2019 02:15 PM
IBM: Accelerating the Journey to AI
Julie Lockner, Director, Offering Management & Portfolio Operations, IBM Analytics

Organizations recognize data is what fuels digital transformation, and they are looking for new ways to unlock the value of their data and accelerate the journey to AI. That is why 80% view AI as a strategic opportunity - yet only 19% understand the data required for AI. In this session, get a behind-the-scenes look at how you can approach managing the full lifecycle of Data and AI, and the essential lessons learned on the journey.


Monday, March 18, 2019 01:30 PM|Monday, March 18, 2019 02:15 PM
Microsoft: Future of Visualization - PowerPoint for Data

Microsoft: Not having enough analysts to deliver beautiful BI reports in your organization? Imagine a data visualization experience that rivals the ease of use of PowerPoint. What does it mean to you? What are the values for your analysts and organization? How would the experience impact the dynamics between analysts and the report consumers? These are the core questions we will explore at this roundtable.

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Monday, March 18, 2019 01:30 PM|Monday, March 18, 2019 02:15 PM
Altair: How to build a team of analytics All-Stars: Making Data Science a team sport!
Rachel Bland, VP, Product Management, Datawatch
Rami Chahine, SVP Product Management , Datawatch

Your organization’s analytics span so many different systems, roles and departments that communication and collaboration through a team approach is critical to making it all work. Adding AI & ML to augment user experience is an all-star formula. This session will show you how a team-driven approach to statistical analysis was used to predict human behavior in NBA All-star team voting – resulting in a model that outperformed leading NBA analysts!


Monday, March 18, 2019 01:30 PM|Monday, March 18, 2019 02:15 PM
eQ Technologic: Need for Data as a Service (DaaS) in an Integrated data environment (IDE)
Dinesh Khaladkar, President & CEO, eQ-Technologic

In order to achieve Digitalization or Digital transformation organizations need to perform multiple tasks of data integration, retire old systems, Intuative For Purpose Apps and analytics across the organization. Essentially a DaaS framework in and IDE
This presentation will discuss the eQube® platform capabilities for establishing an enterprise class scalable framework for DaaS and IDE.


Monday, March 18, 2019 01:30 PM|Monday, March 18, 2019 02:15 PM
ThoughtSpot: Delivering Self-Service with AI: Challenges to Avoid when Democratizing Data
Doug Bordonaro, Chief Data Evangelist, ThoughtSpot

Join ThoughtSpot Field CTO and Chief Data Evangelist, Doug Bordonaro, for an in-depth discussion on delivering self-service analytics to the enterprise through AI. In this executive roundtable, attendees will share best practices and learn from those that have started democratizing data throughout their organizations as well as how to avoid the hurdles that accompany it.

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Monday, March 18, 2019 01:30 PM|Monday, March 18, 2019 02:15 PM
BackOffice Associates: Leverage Trusted Data and Information Clarity to Drive Business Outcomes
Rex Ahlstrom, Chief Strategy & Technology Officer, BackOffice Associates

Organizations are becoming more diverse and distributed both in terms of people, data and systems. While these organizations are centrally led, daily activities occur at the edges of the organization, driven by users that need to understand and access trusted and assured data. Many technologies and design patterns (MDM, Catalogs, Stewardship Platforms, Data Hubs, …) are emerging to solve these complex issues. By leveraging technology and the distributed knowledge and expertise of all data contributors, organizations can dramatically improve their strategic initiatives where data is crucial to success. Join for real life examples and best practices on ways to leverage data and information clarity to drive business outcomes.


Monday, March 18, 2019 01:30 PM|Monday, March 18, 2019 02:15 PM
Looker: The Future of BI isn't a BI Tool
Nicholas Caldwell, Chief Product Officer, Looker

Business data has changed radically. Enterprises today use thousands of SaaS applications and business systems that create more data than ever imagined, resulting in a struggle for users to gain holistic and actionable insights. Organizations need a solution to simplify the end to end workflow-- from data prep and governance to visualization, delivery, and action. This session will reveal a proven solution with real world examples and how it creates future opportunities for your organization.


Monday, March 18, 2019 01:30 PM|Monday, March 18, 2019 02:15 PM
Information Builders: Data & Analytics at Scale
Michael Corcoran, Senior Vice President, CMO, Information Builders

Research states organizations that scale analytics pervasively achieve higher business performance. However, research also illustrates that too few organizations achieve success. This session will describe the three ingredients for success: integration, integrity, and intelligence. Data needs to be accessible and trusted, while analytics need to be easier to create and consume. Attend to hear how leading organizations have applied the right strategy and technology to ensure high returns on data and analytics.


Monday, March 18, 2019 01:30 PM|Monday, March 18, 2019 02:15 PM
Sisense: Build a Data-Driven Culture
Adam Blau, Head of Solutions Marketing, Sisense

Turning your dashboards into highly-customizable analytical apps drives up engagement and shows your company and your customers that data and analytics matter. Learn how to move beyond dashboards and encourage end-user exploration and engagement with your analytics platform to drive a data-driven culture in your organization.

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Monday, March 18, 2019 01:30 PM|Monday, March 18, 2019 02:15 PM
MicroStrategy: Introducing Zero-Click Analytics: Answers that find you.
Marge Breya, Sr. Executive Vice President and CMO, MicroStrategy

Despite widespread investment in analytics, only 30% of the workforce uses data to make better decisions today. That changes with MicroStrategy HyperIntelligence—a breakthrough class of applications that brings zero-click insights to 100% of your organization. For the first time, you don’t have to go looking for insights—they come to you, and in the tools you already use. Come learn how HyperIntelligence can fundamentally transform your business.


Monday, March 18, 2019 01:45 PM|Monday, March 18, 2019 03:15 PM
CDO Circle: Leadership Exchange — Leadership and Strategy Essentials
Mike Rollings, VP Analyst, Gartner
Valerie Logan, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

The number of CDOs and top data and analytics leaders continue to grow globally and Gartner’s annual CDO survey shows that strategy and transformation are top of their mind. New, emerging and “in-flight” CDOs have the opportunity to explore essentials like data storytelling, how to sustain critical executive partnerships and ways to drive value creation. The session which delivered by Gartner research analysts in these respective areas, will also highlight key findings from Gartner’s Fourth Annual CDO Survey.
*** Executive table discussion to follow.

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Monday, March 18, 2019 02:15 PM|Monday, March 18, 2019 02:30 PM
Gartner Zone: Strategic Roadmaps for Your Key Initiatives — How to Leverage the Gartner Portal
Erica Blumenthal, New Client Engagement Specialist, Gartner

Discover how you can leverage the Gartner Portal to build a strategic roadmap for your top initiatives. We’ll guide you through the extensive suite of tools and resources to help you make better decisions every day.


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 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 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 03:00 PM
Exclusive Forum for Banking and Securities: How to Move Ahead With Artificial Intelligence Projects in Financial Services
Moutusi Sau, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner
Moutusi Sau, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Artificial-intelligence-based methods, have the potential to complement traditional analytics tools in financial services. AI though disruptive requires a new set of skills and mindset that will usher in a new era in banking and securities. What does AI offer in banking? What is real, what is not? What actions should be taken to succeed with AI and analytic technologies?


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 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 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?


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 02:30 PM|Monday, March 18, 2019 03:15 PM
Meetup: In a World of Cloud, What is the Future of On-Premises Data Management Infrastructure?

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Monday, March 18, 2019 02:30 PM|Monday, March 18, 2019 03:15 PM
Meetup: How to Optimize the Choice of Data & Analytics Platform - Both in the Near and Long Term?

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Monday, March 18, 2019 02:30 PM|Monday, March 18, 2019 03:15 PM
Meetup: Data Virtualization vs. Data Persistence - Relative Merits and Optimal Use Cases

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Monday, March 18, 2019 02:30 PM|Monday, March 18, 2019 03:15 PM
Meetup: What is Data-Centric Architecture? Why is it Relevant?

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Monday, March 18, 2019 02:30 PM|Monday, March 18, 2019 03:15 PM
Meetup: Are Data Lakes in Your Future - or in Your Past?

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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 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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Monday, March 18, 2019 03:05 PM|Monday, March 18, 2019 03:30 PM
Gartner Zone: Selecting the Optimal Data for Big Datastore Architecture With Gartner's Technical Assessments
Sanjeev Mohan, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

In the big data arena, few choices are more important and impactful than the persistent data store. Come join us to understand the evaluation criteria to assess the different types and categories of data store using Gartner's Technical Assessments


Monday, March 18, 2019 03:15 PM|Monday, March 18, 2019 04:00 PM
Cloudera: What's YOUR Data Strategy?
Anupam Singh, General Manager, Data Warehouse, Cloudera

We have seen many organizations modernize their infrastructure to become more data driven, with measurable business results. In this session, Anupam Singh, General Manager of the Data Warehouse business for Cloudera, will talk about changes in the market and new data warehousing use cases. To meet your data strategy, you will need to include new capabilities delivered only by a modern data warehouse.


Monday, March 18, 2019 03:15 PM|Monday, March 18, 2019 04:00 PM
Impetus Technologies: Customer 360 at American Express…Don’t Do Business Without It!
Sandeep Bose, Vice President and Unit CIO, Global Risk Technology, American Express
Praveen Kankariya, Chief Executive Officer, Impetus Technologies

Customers expect businesses to truly understand them, acknowledge their relationships, and anticipate their needs. But that is not easy, given a fragmented view of customers across lines of business and disparate systems. This session explores how the Customer 360 platform at American Express—based on a single source of truth—addresses these challenges to provide a personalized, exceptional customer experience, and additional business value.


Monday, March 18, 2019 03:15 PM|Monday, March 18, 2019 04:00 PM
TIBCO Software: AI on Demand with Spotfire X & TIBCO Data Science featuring Hemlock Semiconductor
Kevin Britton, Project and Program Leader, Hemlock Semiconductor Operations
Michael O'Connell, Chief Analytics Officer, TIBCO

TIBCO Data Science and Spotfire make it easy to get value from data. Spotfire X fuses AI-powered, NLQ-driven analytics with agile data exploration, and native real-time visuals:

- Immediate insights – powered by a statistically rigorous AI Engine
- NLQ – interact with data and software
- Real-time action – live visuals on data streams & time series analysis

Join us to see demos & case studies from finance, manufacturing and supply chain areas.


Monday, March 18, 2019 03:15 PM|Monday, March 18, 2019 04:00 PM
Alation: GoDaddy’s transition from a developer-led to a customer-led data culture
Sharon Graves, Sr. Eng. Software Dev, GoDaddy

GoDaddy is one of the rare companies to have successfully built a customer-first culture. The transformation has driven unparalleled revenue results and over the last 12 months, led to a stock price increase of over 36%. Learn how the world’s largest domain registry used a machine learning data catalog and an agile approach to data governance to move from being a “developer-led community” to a data-driven enterprise.


Monday, March 18, 2019 03:15 PM|Monday, March 18, 2019 04:00 PM
Google Cloud: Reimagining Data Analytics with Google Cloud in an AI-First World
Philippe Poutonnet, Product Marketing Manager, Google
Jordan Tigani, Engineering Director, Google

Capturing value from big data is accelerated when you have the right technology. Learn about Google Cloud's solutions and product capabilities and create an intelligent, simple path to AI. Get a behind-the-scenes look at how customers (of all sizes) are seamlessly integrating Google Cloud Platform (GCP) big data solutions in their organizations. Come see how GCP combines powerful serverless solutions for enterprise data warehousing, streaming analytics, managed Spark and Hadoop, modern BI, planet-scale data lake, and AI.


Monday, March 18, 2019 03:15 PM|Monday, March 18, 2019 04:00 PM
Tellius: BI to AI: How Seneca and Winston & Strawn Succeed with Search & AI-Powered Analytics
Nick Pinero, Analytics Solutions Architect, Tellius
Ajay Khanna, CEO & Founder, Tellius
Cristian Durca, Director Information Solutions, Seneca College
Peter Geovanes, Head of Data Strategy, AI & Analytics, Winston & Strawn

Despite decades of investment in BI and analytics, data-driven companies continue to struggle with the exponential growth of data, poor user adoption of tools, and shortage of analytical talent. Hear from analytics leaders from Seneca and Winston & Strawn on how Search and AI-Powered Analytics is democratizing data to the business through natural language interfaces and accelerating time-to-insights with automated discovery and machine learning.


Monday, March 18, 2019 03:15 PM|Monday, March 18, 2019 04:00 PM
Semarchy: Great Visualization Doesn’t Paint Over Messy Data
Salah Kamel, CEO, Semarchy
Michelle Vercellino, CTO, IMA Financial

You’ve built a beautiful dashboard, understand meaningful KPIs, and have the executive team eating from your hand with enticing data visualization. It’s a great start; but how do you align information, applications, processes and people to succeed with immediate outcomes and long term maturity? Michelle will discuss how an Intelligent Data Hub with collaborative governance helps you achieve this.


Monday, March 18, 2019 03:15 PM|Monday, March 18, 2019 04:00 PM
Microsoft: Deliver AI for everyone with Power BI
Arun Ulagaratchagan, General Manager, Microsoft
Amir Netz, Technical Fellow, Microsoft

Advancements in AI are creating a new class BI experiences. AI can help everyone automatically find patterns in data, understand the data, and predict future outcomes that drive results. Power BI delivers a unique set of AI-infused experiences such as natural language, Quick Insights, image recognition, text analytics, and key driver analysis – leveraging the latest innovation from Microsoft Research and the huge investment we are making in AI.


Monday, March 18, 2019 03:30 PM|Monday, March 18, 2019 05:00 PM
CDO Circle: Peer Perspectives — Enabling Data-Driven Digital Transformation
Mike Rollings, VP Analyst, Gartner
Manu Schmitt, Research VP, Gartner

This facilitated session explores CDO community insights on the roles and implications of data and analytics in global enterprises — from the strategic value of data-enabled business models to practical issues such as how to measure the business value of data initiatives, how to source and manage data-related vendors, and how to secure enterprises’ data treasure troves. This case-study driven conversation is comprised of numerous industries' successes and missteps. This session is limited for 25 participants to encourage dynamic conversation and the ability to share with and hear from your peers facing similar challenges.

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Monday, March 18, 2019 04:00 PM|Monday, March 18, 2019 04:15 PM
Gartner Zone: Technology 101 — Understanding the Magic Quadrant
Christina Doughty, New Client Engagement Specialist, Gartner

Need an objective opinion on which technology to adopt? Not sure which service market is right for you? Join this session for a deep dive into two key Gartner methodologies that will help you answer those questions: Magic Quadrants and Hype Cycles. We’ll also share the latest update to the Gartner Magic Quadrant methodology — a new, interactive experience.


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.


Monday, March 18, 2019 04:15 PM|Monday, March 18, 2019 05:00 PM
Meetup: Practical Applications of NLP?

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Monday, March 18, 2019 04:15 PM|Monday, March 18, 2019 05:00 PM
Meetup: AI Governance Approaches?

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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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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.


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?


Monday, March 18, 2019 04:15 PM|Monday, March 18, 2019 05:00 PM
Meetup: How to Leverage the Hype Cycle to Plan Innovation?

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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 05:00 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?


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?


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.


Monday, March 18, 2019 04:15 PM|Monday, March 18, 2019 05:00 PM
Meetup: Blockchain in D&A Hype and Reality

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Monday, March 18, 2019 04:15 PM|Monday, March 18, 2019 05:00 PM
Meetup: IoT and Continous Intelligence

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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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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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Monday, March 18, 2019 05:00 PM|Monday, March 18, 2019 07:30 PM
Exhibit Showcase Networking Reception

Join us in the Exhibit Showcase for a reception where you can engage with your peers, Gartner Analysts, and exhibitors while enjoying delicious desserts and beverages. Evaluate industry offerings that can move your business forward and attend a theater session to see technology in action.


Monday, March 18, 2019 05:15 PM|Monday, March 18, 2019 05:45 PM
CDO Circle Town Hall: Your Questions Answered — Gartner Opening Keynote
Andrew White, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner
Rita Sallam, VP Analyst, Gartner
Kurt Schlegel, VP Analyst, Gartner

This session will provide the audience an opportunity to ask questions to a panel of the Gartner analysts who took part in the opening keynote. This town hall will cover the ideas posed by the keynote. Attendees can ask a panel of analysts direct questions, or learn from questions posed by peers.

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Monday, March 18, 2019 05:25 PM|Monday, March 18, 2019 05:45 PM
SnapLogic: Aramark is unlocking innovation through data and AI services
Brian Murphy, AVP, IT BI and Data Management, Aramark

Aramark, a leading global provider of food, facility and uniform services takes pride in delivering exceptional service where people work, learn, recover and play. Aramark is driving innovation and insights by knocking down the data silos with their Marko data and AI platform. Learn about Aramark’s journey in building a services approach while getting smarter at speed and scale.


Monday, March 18, 2019 05:25 PM|Monday, March 18, 2019 05:45 PM
Concentric: How Simulation is Driving the Next Generation of Advanced Analytics
Greg Silverman, Founder and CEO, Concentric, Inc.

Data management initiatives are finished. The analytics team is in place. Business users are satisfied with visualization and BI. But what’s next? The answer: simulation. This session shows how simulation addresses the complex dynamics of markets, including consumers and competitors, to deliver trustworthy answers to business questions. Learn how leading organizations are integrating simulation into their advanced analytics stack.


Monday, March 18, 2019 05:55 PM|Monday, March 18, 2019 06:15 PM
DataRobot: Empowering Trustworthy Citizen Data Science
Jen Underwood, Sr. Director, Datarobot

Much like the self-service BI evolution, citizen data science also requires enterprise-level protections, governance, collaboration, robust model management, deployment, monitoring, compliance documentation, and auditing options to avoid costly AI gone wrong mistakes. In this demo, we show how analytics talent can use DataRobot to build AI you can trust.


Monday, March 18, 2019 05:55 PM|Monday, March 18, 2019 06:15 PM
MemSQL: Moving from Big Data to Fast Data With Scalable SQL
Eric Hanson, Principal Product Manager, MemSQL

Do your analytical systems and applications struggle to meet users' performance needs? Are you tired of continuously tuning your database? MemSQL breaks through performance limitations using familiar SQL, tools and skill sets. We'll showcase the latest database performance and scalability advances, share reference fast data architectures used by innovative customers in leading finance, media and telecommunications companies.


Monday, March 18, 2019 06:25 PM|Monday, March 18, 2019 06:45 PM
AnswerRocket: Accelerating Action: How AI Pinpoints and Prioritizes the Data That Matters Most
Peter Reilly, Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing, AnswerRocket

AI has been incorporated into BI tools at a remarkable rate. Natural language and self-service capabilities are becoming more common. What can advanced AI offer in a market that's increasingly crowded? The true power of AI comes from its ability to dive deep into data, identify complex connections, and highlight the most important data points. Within seconds, AI can determine and prioritize the actions that will lead to the greatest ROI.


Monday, March 18, 2019 06:25 PM|Monday, March 18, 2019 06:45 PM
Pitney Bowes: Innovations in Connected Data – Solving for the “Data Matrix”
Andrew Chumney, PB, Pitney Bowes

Today’s enterprises are routinely challenged with converging many disparate sources to create completely new data assets. The resulting “data matrix” yields a whole new set of challenges for integration, management, governance, and analytics that traditional approaches are ill-equipped to address. The result is an architecture that is highly complex and brittle – often inadvertently driving up operational costs. Sound familiar? Join the experts from Pitney Bowes to learn how to build a sustainable knowledge fabric that enables new levels of user self-service and increases overall business velocity.


Monday, March 18, 2019 06:55 PM|Monday, March 18, 2019 07:15 PM
DataStax: Data Strategies for a Hybrid and Multi-Cloud World
Robin Schumacher, SVP and Chief Product Officer, DataStax

You are going to the cloud-easy decision to follow the check points. In reality, what you need is a cloud strategy for critical data that lives everywhere. In this session, you will learn the pros and cons of today’s most popular enterprise data strategies for a hybrid/multi cloud world: before, during, and after the move. We’ll discuss how to support any cloud strategy that exploits hybrid/multi cloud and changes your enterprise future.


Monday, March 18, 2019 06:55 PM|Monday, March 18, 2019 07:15 PM
Dataiku: Inclusive AI: What it looks like and why it's necessary to scale
Richard Snow, Analytics Architect, Dataiku

Plenty of enterprises consider themselves data-driven, but few succeed at putting data at the fingertips of all employees. What was once a fragmented process, is becoming democratized by a few companies driving innovation.

During this talk, Dataiku will share the main challenges to scaling AI; pros & cons to an inclusive vs exclusive AI approach; examples of companies who've been successful at fostering collaboration across various roles


Tuesday, March 19, 2019 06:00 AM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 07:00 AM
Fun Run/Walk with Analysts

Grab your friends and colleagues and get moving! Join Gartner analysts Ted Friedman, Rita Sallam, Michael Moran and other Gartner analysts for a fun run/walk using the super cool Gixo fitness app. For 40 minutes, our Gixo D&A Summit coach will provide motivation, fitness tips and group and individual data about our progress. You will also be able to interact with other participants along the way using the app. Join us outdoors to start your day on the right foot. Download the app at https://go.gixo.com/gartner. Enter gartner as the Promocode in pricing. Participation is free.

Meet up at lobby by 6am to get logged in to the app, sign your release form and set up for the fun!

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019 07:00 AM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 08:00 AM
Attendee Networking Breakfast - Networking by Industry


Tuesday, March 19, 2019 07:00 AM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 08:00 AM
Exclusive Industry Breakfast - Banking and Securities
Moutusi Sau, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner
Moutusi Sau, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

This is a meet and greet for forum participants to get to know each other and get a preview of the items in the banking and securities forum.

This session is aligned to the "banking and securities" forum and does not entail a detailed presentation.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019 07:00 AM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 08:00 AM
Women in Data Breakfast: With Men Who Care About Diversity
Cindi Howson, VP Analyst, Gartner
Rayona Sharpnack, Founder and CEO, Institute for Gender Partnership and the Institute for Women’s Leadership

Empowering Women For and With Each Other — Addressing gender bias between women and how they can support each other up the leadership ladder

Engaging Men to Advance Women — How men can help women work to their full capacity as leaders — and why they would want to

Removing Institutional Barriers and Blind Spots — Whether gender bias is subtly build into the system or does its damage unconsciously, there is clear path to eliminating it

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019 07:00 AM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 08:00 AM
Midsize Enterprise Networking Breakfast

Start the day connecting with like-minded peers over breakfast. This topic-based networking breakfast is a great opportunity to share key challenges and best practices with peers from a similar sized organization. This session is a good fit for you if your organization has between five and 50 people in IT and an IT budget between $5 million and $30 million. We prequalify attendees for midsize enterprise sessions based on annual revenue between $50 million and $1 billion.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019 07:00 AM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 06:30 PM
Enterprise IT Leaders Members Lounge

Please join us in our exclusive, members only Enterprise IT Leaders Lounge for a place to relax, recharge and network with your fellow peers.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019 07:00 AM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 06:30 PM
Registration


Tuesday, March 19, 2019 07:15 AM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 08:00 AM
Qlik: Data Literacy in the Real World
Jordan Morrow, Global Head - Data Literacy, Qlik
Rishi Muchhala, Manager, Enterprise Intelligence, The Nemours Foundation

In a world producing vast amounts of data, organizations are looking to make the most of it. To capitalize effectively, organizations need an empowered workforce, who are comfortable working with, analyzing, and arguing with data - a data literate workforce. Join Qlik’s Global Head of Data Literacy & Nemours’ Enterprise Intelligence Manager as they discuss the rise of data literacy in the world & share real-world examples of Nemours’ journey.


Tuesday, March 19, 2019 07:15 AM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 08:00 AM
CDO Circle: Networking Breakfast

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019 07:15 AM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 06:30 PM
Event Concierge

Not sure which exhibitors to meet with or what sessions to attend? Let Gartner Event Concierge help you create a custom agenda and schedule meetings. Just email us at DataAnalyticsConciergeNA@gartner.com and we’ll be in touch soon.


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 09:00 AM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 03:00 PM
Exhibit Showcase

Visit the Exhibit Showcase to evaluate industry offerings that can move your business forward. Engage with your peers and enjoy a snack in our café. Stick around for the afternoon dessert reception and attend a theater session to see technology in action.

Please note: Exhibitor meetings are available outside of the promoted Exhibit Showcase hours; please coordinate directly with the Exhibitor or request support from our Event Concierge Team.


Tuesday, March 19, 2019 09:05 AM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 09:30 AM
Gartner Zone: Modern Data and Analytics Architecture for Digital Transformation
Jason Lewis, Managing Vice President, Gartner

Digital business demands a modern data and analytics platform capable of supporting all aspects of data from acquisition, transformation, storage, analysis and delivery. Advanced analytics is the path to competitive advantage. Organizations with a modern data and analytics architecture can derive insights from information to surpass their competition and achieve market dominance.


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
Exclusive Forum for Public Sector: How to Promote Data Sharing in Government
Rick Howard, VP Analyst, Gartner

Sharing data among government organizations and its partners remains an obstacle to transforming public services and improving outcomes. This session offers guidance to develop successful and sustainable data sharing practices in government so that data and analytics leaders can increase data sharing in their jurisdictions.


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 Principal 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 09:30 AM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 10:15 AM
Meetup: How to Begin to Transform to a Data and Insight Driven Culture?

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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, Sr Principal 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 10:15 AM
Meetup: How do I Acquire and Develop D&A Skills?

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019 09:30 AM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 10:15 AM
Exclusive Forum for Healthcare Providers: Breaking Through Fear to Advance AI in Healthcare
Laura Craft, VP Analyst, Gartner

There is evidence emerging that medical AI algorithms in some areas are outperforming clinical decisions. This raises all sorts of questions around when it becomes irresponsible, or even malpractice, to not leverage them as part of the decision making process. This is tough for an industry still challenged with trusting the science, and art, of AI. This session will cover:

1. Where are advanced in AI occurring that are demonstrating ROI? What evidence is there of AI meeting or exceeding clinical diagnostic capabilities?
2. Why is this important and where is the inflection point in terms of evidence that makes it impossible to ignore the impact on patient outcomes and cost?
3. How does healthcare get over the tremendous challenges of trusting AI and what role does analytics leadership play?


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 09:30 AM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 10:15 AM
Meetup: How to Achieve Data Literacy Across the Organization

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019 09:30 AM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 10:15 AM
Meetup: What is the Role of the CDO?

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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 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 09:30 AM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 10:15 AM
Meetup: What Skills do I Need to be Successful with D&A?

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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 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 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 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 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 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 10:30 AM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 11:15 AM
Salesforce: Augmented Analytics for Happier Employees & Customers
Francois Lopitaux, Senior Director, Product Management, Salesforce
Marco Casalaina, VP Product Management, Salesforce

Building an Augmented Analytics solution for your employees and customers can be cumbersome when you consider all of your stakeholders and technologies. Salesforce AI & Analytics is the complete solution. VPs of Product at Salesforce, Marco Casalaina and Francois Lopitaux, will walk through how simple it is to build a scalable Augmented Analytics solution and will share first-hand advice on how to truly make your employees and customers happier.


Tuesday, March 19, 2019 10:30 AM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 11:15 AM
Collibra: Powering the Future with Trusted & Transparent Data
Felix Van de Maele, Founder and CEO, Collibra
Ashish Haruray, Sr. Center of Excellence Lead, Data Gove, AXA XL

Transforming data into a trusted business asset that informs decision-making requires both governance and data transparency. In this session, Collibra customer, AXA XL explains how data governance and catalog solutions give teams impactful tools to find, understand, and trust data. Hear about AXA XL's journey to create data transparency and an ecosystem that workers across the business can use for more informed decision making with trusted data.


Tuesday, March 19, 2019 10:30 AM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 11:15 AM
Qlik: Conde Nast and Qlik – Together Towards Next Generation Analytics
Oliver Gomes, Executive Director BI, Conde Nast
Dan Sommer, Senior Director, Qlik

An introduction to trends for 2019 & beyond, with a real-life twist. The next generation of analytics will need to handle increased distribution, AI as a driver for data literacy, data democratization, & analytics everywhere, all resting on an open and extensible platform. Conde Nast, one of the world’s premier publishing brands, will show how symbiotic co-innovation with Qlik around these areas pushed success to new & previously unseen places.


Tuesday, March 19, 2019 10:30 AM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 11:15 AM
Infogix: Implementing a Governance-Driven Data Strategy: A Case Study
Emily Washington, Senior Vice President, Product Management, Infogix, Inc.
Alison Burchett, Assoc VP, Product Mgmt, Data Governance , Ruffalo Noel Levitz

As organizations fight to stay relevant amidst competition, data democratization is precious. But how do you manage your customers’ data throughout their journey and increase its use and relevancy? Join us as we hear from an Infogix customer that implemented an enterprise-wide data intelligence solution that ensured understanding and quality of critical data assets, encouraged cultural change, improved analytical outcomes and created data value.


Tuesday, March 19, 2019 10:30 AM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 11:15 AM
Microsoft: Future of Visualization - PowerPoint for Data
Carly Landers, Design Researcher, Microsoft
Amanda Cofsky, Program Manager, Microsoft

Microsoft: Not having enough analysts to deliver beautiful BI reports in your organization? Imagine a data visualization experience that rivals the ease of use of PowerPoint. What does it mean to you? What are the values for your analysts and organization? How would the experience impact the dynamics between analysts and the report consumers? These are the core questions we will explore at this roundtable.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019 10:30 AM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 11:15 AM
ThoughtSpot: Know Sooner & Move Faster with Search & AI-Driven Analytics
Catherine Beley, Analytics Manager, Hulu
Sean Zinsmeister, Head of Product Marketing, ThoughtSpot
Amanda Delgado Recke, Upstream IT Business Analytics, ExxonMobil

The digital world comes with plenty of opportunity, but identifying new use cases for data - and more importantly, driving business value from them - isn’t easy. In this session, ThoughtSpot customers Hulu and ExxonMobil will share how they’re using search & AI-driven analytics to fuel their business with actionable insights to operate smarter, move faster, and outpace their rivals.


Tuesday, March 19, 2019 10:30 AM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 11:15 AM
Tableau Software: Using Tableau to provide a better customer experience at Verizon
Michael Raj, Director, Network Analytics, Verizon

With over 118 million retail connections Verizon strives to maintain the lead for network reliability. Using Tableau, they equipped field engineers managing cell sites that cover more than 98% of the US population with data and rapid insights. The result? Time savings and better prioritization of work—especially critical during times of natural disasters. When every minute counts, learn how business can be managed more effectively with Tableau.


Tuesday, March 19, 2019 10:30 AM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 11:15 AM
SAP: Unlock the Power of the Intelligent Enterprise with SAP
Jason Yeung, VP NA CoE Analytics, SAP

Intelligent enterprises effectively use their data assets to achieve their desired outcomes faster – and with less risk. The challenge to Intelligent Decisions is fragmented data management and analytics capabilities that don’t enable people to take immediate action within a business process. Join us for this interactive session on how integrated, end-to-end capabilities drive greater business value.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019 10:30 AM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 11:15 AM
Dell Boomi: Architecting for Digital Transformation with Dell Boomi
Vijay Srinivasan, Enterprise Architect, SAS

As a technically savvy company, SAS knew that supporting a data centric culture required putting the right technology in place to pull together disparate data sources across the hybrid IT landscape. Vijay Srinivasan, Principal Enterprise Architect explains how SAS leveraged Dell Boomi to build a cohesive architecture for 900+ global apps to transform business operations and streamline data management across the organization.


Tuesday, March 19, 2019 10:30 AM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 11:15 AM
SAS: Lessons Learned From Lockheed Martin's Machine Learning Journey
Mike Isbill, LM Fellow – Data Analytics, Air Mobility and Maritime Missions, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, AMMM

As a Lead Data Scientist at Lockheed Martin, everything Mike Isbill's COE team executes must operate at scale. Hear about Isbill's latest successes and challenges in applying machine learning insights across Lockheed Martin's global sustainability program. More importantly, understand how taking an analytics platform approach has been at the core of Lockheed Martin's ability to execute analytics at scale.


Tuesday, March 19, 2019 10:30 AM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 12:00 PM
CDO Circle: Peer Perspectives — Deep-Dive Case Study
Mike Rollings, VP Analyst, Gartner
Valerie Logan, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner
Faker Zouaoui, Chief Analytics Officer, Asurion

This peer presentation will explore one enterprise’s journey, as narrated by a fellow data and analytics leader, driving real business impact. As they tell their story there will be ample time for questions and discussions to learn from each other’s experiences. This conversation-oriented session is limited to 25 participants to encourage dynamic conversation and the ability to share with and hear from your peers facing similar challenges.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019 11:15 AM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 11:30 AM
Gartner Zone: Making Connections — The Power of Your Peer Network
Erica Blumenthal, New Client Engagement Specialist, Gartner

Tap into the power of your peer network with Gartner Peer Connect. This session will walk you through the online forums so you can join the conversation and make new connections. Receive tips and advice on how to tap into the network to gain insights and share real-world experience with your peers.


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 12:15 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
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 12:15 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 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
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 12:15 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 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 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
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 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 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


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 12:15 PM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 01:00 PM
Microsoft: Making Modern BI and Analytics a Reality in your Organization
Samantha Daugherty, Sr Expert IS Architect, J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.
Duncan Davis, Senior System Architect, JB Hunt
Ian Walsh, Consultant , Slalom Consulting
Gregory Anderson, Principal Engineer, T-Mobile

Power BI provides customers an enterprise business intelligence platform that can meet their sophisticated needs – from self-service BI to full enterprise governance, from paginated reports to full interactive data exploration, and from small data sets to petabytes of data. See how customers, T-Mobile and JB Hunt, are using Power BI across the organization to drive business decisions.


Tuesday, March 19, 2019 12:15 PM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 01:00 PM
IBM: Rethink the Value of Your Data with AI Everywhere
Douglas Bonanno, WW Sales Executive, IBM Cognos Analytics, IBM Data Science and AI*

Organizations are evolving their business intelligence and analytics platforms to include AI. Please join us to discuss how we harness AI's potential to predict what will happen in your business, automate your processes, and optimize the time needed to achieve value. Hear how IBM’s clients tap into the true value of data through AI and learn about developments that will empower you to re-imagine your workflow and create smarter businesses.


Tuesday, March 19, 2019 12:15 PM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 01:15 PM
CDO Circle: Lunch Guest Keynote Presentation with Ty Bennett
Ty Bennett, Founder, Leadership Inc.
Mike Rollings, VP Analyst, Gartner

Leading with fear or trading on titles is no longer effective. In their place, partnership, communication, inclusion, and connection have become game-changers. Ultimately, we are in the people business, which is, without question, the business of building relationships. How? Using specific, time-tested skills and solutions to Cultivate trust. Encourage collaboration. Deliver value. Inspire ideas and insights. And yes, fuel commitment amongst team members to do more, reach higher, and develop their own leadership skills.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019 12:15 PM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 01:15 PM
Attendee Lunch


Tuesday, March 19, 2019 12:40 PM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 01:00 PM
RedPoint Global: Be a Data Hero: Bring the Best Data to Your Machine Learning
Patrick Tripp, VP of Product Strategy, RedPoint Global

Learn how data cleanliness, completeness, diversity & veracity can provide better results for modeling, prediction & interactions. Hear how to optimize machine learning; organize data for accurate identity resolution; and define, test, deploy & update customer experience models. Hear how connecting & correlating disparate data sources can enable better real-time decisions during customer interactions.


Tuesday, March 19, 2019 12:40 PM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 01:00 PM
SAS: Orchestrate Your AI Journey: Create True AI Applications With SAS®
Andrew Christian, Principal Solutions Architect, SAS

True AI applications are not stand-alone technologies, but rather a combination of capabilities working in concert. In this presentation and demo, we’ll show how a combination of natural language processing, forecasting and computer vision provide a new way to make solar farms more productive. You’ll also learn how to create and use AI applications to enhance innovation within your own business – perhaps in ways you’ve never thought of before.


Tuesday, March 19, 2019 01:10 PM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 01:30 PM
Sisense: Dashboards into Actionable Apps

Transforming complex dashboards into powerful actionable analytic apps is the future of BI and analytics. Learn how the right power tools from your analytics platform can help your builders to quickly build, deliver, and scale solutions that drive deeper exploration and higher levels of engagement from your end users.


Tuesday, March 19, 2019 01:10 PM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 01:30 PM
Stibo Systems: Your Competitive Edge Starts Here
Doug Kimball, VP Global Solutions Strategy, Stibo Systems

With the proliferation of machine and customer-generated information shared through IoT, data management and e-commerce is imperative. To deliver superior business outcomes, your business requires a Digital Business Core of operational, accurate data that is continuously shaped and collaboratively shared. Learn how Stibo Systems is empowering business users to act with confidence in their data and go beyond to anticipate what’s next.


Tuesday, March 19, 2019 01:40 PM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 02:00 PM
ThoughtSpot: Hands-On with ThoughtSpot: The New MQ Leader
Sofie Garden, Systems Engineer, ThoughtSpot

Artificial intelligence has ushered in a new era for business intelligence. Across industries, the world's leading companies are using search, AI, and voice to augment their analytics and unlock unprecedented value from their data. Join this session to see ThoughtSpot’s Search and AI-driven Analytics Platform in action.


Tuesday, March 19, 2019 01:40 PM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 02:00 PM
Information Builders: The New WebFOCUS: Usability Meets Scalability
Porter Thorndike, VP of R&D, Information Builders

The Information Builders platform is recognized as the gold standard in Customer Facing Analytics. Our platform is with you on every step of your analytics journey, with solutions for every persona in the data and analytics spectrum. In this exciting demonstration you will see how business users can leverage data science, prep and visualize data to deliver contextual insights that impact the business. Only Information Builders is equipped to then add governance, data management and embedded BI at scale to this information, ensuring that impactful content reaches the largest audiences.


Tuesday, March 19, 2019 01:45 PM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 03:10 PM
CDO Circle: Leadership Exchange — How CDOs Can Drive a Data-Driven Culture Using Data Literacy
Valerie Logan, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner
Mike Rollings, VP Analyst, Gartner

An exclusive workshop session designed with practical ideas and guidance to help CDOs lead data-driven culture change as data literacy advocates and program leads. Session will include key techniques that CDOs can use to create the case for change, and facilitate their own pilot data literacy workshops. Topics include: 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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Tuesday, March 19, 2019 02:15 PM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 03:00 PM
Exclusive Forum for Healthcare Payers and Providers: How Amazon, Google and Others Will Use the Power of Analytics to Disrupt Healthcare
Laura Craft, VP Analyst, Gartner

Amazon, Google, Apple and other major, nontraditional players are entering and disrupting the healthcare market with new partnerships and models. This session will take a look at/project how they might leverage their powerful analytic capabilities to change and improve healthcare. Some questions this session might provoke include:
What is the magnitude of analytic scale that these mega companies bring to the table?
What are the possible ways in which they use data and analytics to disrupt and positively influence the cost and quality of healthcare in the U.S.?
What might a new logistics-driven, consumer-centric healthcare model look like?


Tuesday, March 19, 2019 02:15 PM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 03:00 PM
Meetup: Using Analytics to Optimize the Customer Journey

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019 02:15 PM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 03:00 PM
Meetup: Data Literacy

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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 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
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 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 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 02:15 PM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 03:00 PM
Meetup: Data and Analytics as a Team Sport?

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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 02:15 PM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 03:00 PM
Meetup: How to Lead Creative and Innovative Teams?

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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.


Tuesday, March 19, 2019 02:15 PM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 03:00 PM
Exclusive Forum for Public Sector: Connect Accountability and Transparency With Government Data and Public Dashboards
Rick Howard, VP Analyst, Gartner

Increased transparency is a major force driving open-data initiatives but many government organizations struggle to show how data also increases accountability. This session will provide government data and analytics leaders with the techniques needed to establish a sustainable performance management program that tracks progress on organizational priorities and goals.


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 02:15 PM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 03:00 PM
Meetup: Using Analytics to Attract, Keep, Develop the Right Talent

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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 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
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 03:15 PM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 04:00 PM
Databricks: Unifying data teams across the end-to-end data and ML lifecycle
Reynold Xin, Co-founder & Chief Architect, Databricks Original Creator of Apache Spark & MLflow, Databricks

Most organizations today are challenged with data silos, using separate technologies for data processing and machine learning & limited collaboration between data scientists and engineers. We’ll discuss a new unified approach that leverages open source technologies to accelerate your data science initiatives. Unified Analytics combines data processing and machine learning in a single collaborative platform for data science and engineering teams.


Tuesday, March 19, 2019 03:15 PM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 04:00 PM
AWS: Deriving value with next-gen analytics and ML architectures
Rahul Pathak, GM, AWS, Amazon Web Services

Lakes full of data, millions of dollars invested in tools, but yet struggling to get meaningful insights. Most traditional analytics tools were not built to meet the needs of today. Attend this session to learn how you can cost-effectively build a next-gen analytics solution with AWS to store massive amounts of data, build and train AI models, and analyze and visualize data, in a single, integrated environment to find trends, anomalies, and more.


Tuesday, March 19, 2019 03:15 PM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 04:00 PM
Periscope Data: Disrupting Established Industries with Data Usage
Harry Glaser, CEO, Periscope Data

In this session, Harry Glaser, Co-founder & CEO, will explore examples of how companies are using data to disrupt legacy industries and offer tips on evaluating whether your data strategy is adequately guarding your business from disruption. You will leave this session with ideas on how to extract more value from your existing tech stack to keep you at the forefront of your industry.


Tuesday, March 19, 2019 03:15 PM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 04:00 PM
MicroStrategy HyperIntelligence: Zero Click Intelligence
Marge Breya, Sr. Executive Vice President and CMO, MicroStrategy

For the first time ever, you don’t have to go looking for insights—they come to you. We’ll demonstrate how HyperIntelligence, introduced as part of the MicroStrategy 2019 platform, fundamentally transforms your business and arms 100% of your enterprise with intelligence.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019 03:15 PM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 04:00 PM
Teradata: Machine Learning to Optimize Client Acquisition and Retention
Ksenija Draskovic, Associate Fellow, Verizon Wireless
Stephen Brobst, CTO, TERADATA

Use of ML/AI for prediction and prescription is revolutionizing many industries. Together with Teradata, the Verizon team has deployed advanced analytics to drive improvements in customer acquisition and retention. We will describe best practices and critical success factors for deploying pervasive data intelligence for driving business outcomes.


Tuesday, March 19, 2019 03:15 PM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 04:00 PM
SAS: “OK, Google. Show me pictures of cute cats.” – What it takes to make AI real
Lisa Dodson, Senior Manager, Global Technology Practice, SAS

As AI algorithms become part of our everyday lives, what does it take to make AI a reality for your organization? We’ll talk about the changing role of data and the challenges associated with putting AI into action. Maybe we can even talk about all those cat images and videos on the internet.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019 03:15 PM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 04:00 PM
Sisense: Going Beyond the Dashboard
PeggySue Werthessen, VP Go-to-Market Strategy, Sisense

The premise of self-service BI is deeply flawed. Most people are not builders of analytics—they are consumers. An analytics platform should dramatically reduce the time it takes builders to create, embed, and deploy actionable analytic apps built on even the most complex data. These apps drive deeper exploration and higher levels of engagement than a dashboard ever could. Come learn how to supercharge your analytics and BI with actionable analytic apps!


Tuesday, March 19, 2019 03:15 PM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 04:00 PM
Informatica LLC: Ford’s Journey and Best Practices for Digital Transformation
Eric Karsten, Director of Enterprise Architecture, Ford Motor Company

New technologies, business models, and lifestyles are all disrupting the automotive industry and impacting the traditional way to do business. Ford sees this as an opportunity. Learn about Ford’s digital transformation journey focused on integrated services and mobility for a smart world. Hear key best practices in managing data, including a focus on autonomous technology and a path to a connected future, which can be applied to any industry.


Tuesday, March 19, 2019 03:15 PM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 04:00 PM
SAS: Cleveland Clinic: Analytics Architecture Built for Enablement
Michael Zuschin, Director of Analytics Architecture, Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Faced with an increased demand for analytics and underutilized resources, Cleveland Clinic transformed its conventional model for delivering analytics to one that focused on enabling analytics.
But what does that mean, exactly? This session describes the characteristics of this new architecture, including the data, people, process and technology required. We’ll also explore potential challenges and real-world examples of success.


Tuesday, March 19, 2019 03:15 PM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 04:00 PM
Stibo Systems: Sysco Delivers a Fresh Perspective on Multidomain MDM’s Time-to-Value
Julio Vides, Director of Enterprise Information Manag, sysco

Sysco continues to grow through acquisitions and requires a system to help reduce the costs of using, integrating and sharing master data across expanding lines of business and geographies – as well as enable creation, maintenance and enrichment of the data directly by their many suppliers via a self-service portal. Hear how they planned, vetted and implemented a full multidomain MDM solution to their operations in just six months.


Tuesday, March 19, 2019 03:15 PM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 04:00 PM
ClearStory Data: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

ClearStoryData: Additional Session Details Coming Soon


Tuesday, March 19, 2019 03:15 PM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 04:00 PM
Tableau Software: Ask us Anything: Tableau Roundtable
Daniel Jewett, VP, Product Management, Tableau Software

This session provides Gartner attendees with an informal and open forum to engage with Tableau experts on any topic, whether it be tips and tricks for using Tableau across the enterprise, best practices for implementing smart analytics in your organization, or how Tableau is innovating in the coming year. Bring us your questions—this is a user-led experience, where nothing is off the table.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019 03:25 PM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 05:00 PM
CDO Circle: Leadership Exchange — Innovating With Data and Analytics: What Leaders Need to Know Followed by Closing Remarks
Mike Rollings, VP Analyst, Gartner
Valerie Logan, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Data and analytics are revolutionizing decision-making, enabling new revenue sources and changing the nature of work. The types of innovation are as diverse as the industries being transformed by them and operationalizing them is a critical skill. Internal and external data monetization, augmented analytics, data sciences, artificial intelligence, and other advances are driving new value propositions. Delivered by Gartner research analysts in these respective areas, this session will share real-world innovative ideas to inspire and guide your innovation efforts.
***Executive table discussion to follow.

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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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Tuesday, March 19, 2019 04:05 PM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 04:30 PM
Gartner Zone: Lessons From a Year of Data-Driven Digital Transformation Conversations at the Gartner Research Board
Arnie Perez, VP, RB Business Ret & Dev, Gartner
Manu Schmitt, Research VP, Gartner

The Gartner Research Board helps leaders in the world’s largest and most admired organizations shape and achieve success. Join us for an overview of recent findings and discussions centered around data-driven digital transformations.


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.


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.


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?


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.


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?


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 04:15 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.


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?


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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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 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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Tuesday, March 19, 2019 04:45 PM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 05:15 PM
Networking Break


Tuesday, March 19, 2019 04:50 PM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 05:15 PM
Gartner Zone: Saving Billions – How Enabling an Organization with Data & Analytics Unleashes its Potential
Timothy Kropp, Leadership Partner, Gartner

Client Case Study: Caryl Brzymialkiewicz, CDO of the Office of Inspector General, US Department of Health and Human Services, will discuss how the CDO program has grown in HHS OIG, partnered with both the mission and IT sides of the organization. And in doing so, providing actionable data and analytics to support evidence-based decision-making that generates over a billion dollars in taxpayer savings by preventing, detecting, and investigating fraud and abuse in HHS programs.


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.


Tuesday, March 19, 2019 06:00 PM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 08:00 PM
Exhibit Showcase Networking Reception

Join us in the Exhibit Showcase for a special circus-themed reception where you can engage with your peers, Gartner Analysts, and exhibitors while enjoying delicious desserts and beverages, fun games, raffle drawings, and lively entertainment. Evaluate industry offerings that can move your business forward and attend a theater session to see technology in action.


Tuesday, March 19, 2019 06:25 PM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 06:45 PM
Esri: Maps: The Power of Location Analytics
Linda Beale, Lead Product Engineer, Esri
Arthur Haddad, CTO, Location Analytics, Esri

Uncover opportunities and possibilities only location analytics can expose. In this session, go beyond map visualizations to answer questions you didn’t know to ask, analyze data completely, and unlock new insights. Get acquainted with location analytics fused with open data science and business intelligence workflows.


Tuesday, March 19, 2019 06:25 PM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 06:45 PM
StreamSets: How DataOps Automates the Self-Service Analytics Factory

Companies aspire to democratize analytics, yet reliably flowing data across many-to-many architectures, while managing frequent changes, is perilous. Companies are turning to DataOps to create a reliable and resilient self-service analytics factory. DataOps applies DevOps practices to data, speeding time-to-value and broadening data access. Arvind will cover DataOps principles, practices, and technologies while diving into real-world use cases.


Tuesday, March 19, 2019 06:55 PM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 07:15 PM
Actian: The Operational Data Warehouse – The Next Big Thing!
Emma McGrattan, SVP, Engineering, Actian Corporation

The Operational Data Warehouse (ODW) enables enterprises to shift to “in-the-moment” computing, combining the power of a traditional data warehouse, the scale of a data lake, and the economics of the cloud to provide a real-time picture. Learn how Actian’s Vector analytic database customers are running real-time promotions, detecting fraudulent transactions, and monitoring customer service to respond to changes with speed and agility.


Tuesday, March 19, 2019 06:55 PM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 07:15 PM
Immuta: The Data Scientist's Guide to Preserving Privacy

As personal data becomes abundant, the risk of sensitive data being leaked or misappropriated has become much greater. This risk is greatly exacerbated by the ability to augment publicly available data. This occurs, in part, because aggregation erodes privacy—the combination of disparate and seemingly trivial bits of personal information can be used to infer sensitive personal attributes. Consequently, organizations seeking to maintain trust with their customers must have robust frameworks in place to preserve privacy within their curated data and when those sources are joined with external data. In this talk, we present practical approaches to maintain privacy and highlight the vulnerabilities of each approach within the analytics workflow. We discuss, in detail, three common techniques for data privatization: masking, k-anonymization, and differential privacy. For each technique, we ground the discussion in a case study that highlights the trade-offs between data utility, privacy preservation, and robustness against linkage attacks. Attendees will walk away with a framework for identifying privacy risks in their own analyses, multiple approaches that can be used to preserve privacy, and how to make decisions that balance utility and privacy.


Tuesday, March 19, 2019 07:25 PM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 07:45 PM
NetApp, Inc.: Minimize the Cost of Moving Your Data to the Public Cloud

Using a unique NetApp cost/performance assessment model, gain insight from a financial perspective into getting the best business value out of public cloud. Learn firsthand how to evaluate what workloads you should move to the cloud and where you should move them to increase performance and lower cost of your cloud-based solutions.


Tuesday, March 19, 2019 07:25 PM|Tuesday, March 19, 2019 07:45 PM
Denodo: Freddie Mac Modernizes Data Analytics and BI with Logical Data Warehouse
Sanjiv Kumar, Director, Data Engineering Services, Freddie Mac

Don’t mortgage your data and analytics architecture as you modernize it with data lakes,hybrid and multi-cloud systems.Freddie Mac will discuss the future state of BI & Analytics Platform;building a Logical Data Warehouse on a plethora of shared data stores,using Data Virtualization.This future state includes an agile data pipeline leveraging cloud as key enabler and a universal semantic layer to rapidly integrate structured & unstructured data.


Wednesday, March 20, 2019 07:00 AM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 08:00 AM
Attendee Networking Breakfast - Networking by Job Role


Wednesday, March 20, 2019 07:00 AM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 08:00 AM
Exclusive Industry Breakfast - Public Sector
Rick Howard, VP Analyst, Gartner

Join your peers for an informal discussion of data and analytics trends specific to government. To kick off the table conversation, attendees will be presented with some of the key findings from the government results of the 2019 CIO Agenda survey

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019 07:00 AM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 08:00 AM
Exclusive Industry Breakfast — Insurance
Kimberly Harris-Ferrante, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Join your colleagues from the Insurance sector for breakfast and networking! This session will discuss how to face cultural challenges which may prevent digital transformation and analytics success.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019 07:00 AM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 06:30 PM
Enterprise IT Leaders Members Lounge

Please join us in our exclusive, members only Enterprise IT Leaders Lounge for a place to relax, recharge and network with your fellow peers.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019 07:00 AM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 06:30 PM
Registration


Wednesday, March 20, 2019 07:15 AM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 08:00 AM
Snowflake Computing: Powering Pay-Per-Mile Insurance with Snowflake
Sathish Koteshwar, VP Analytics, Metromile

As the leading pay-per-mile car insurance company in the U.S., Metromile uses data as a key driver of business. To meet the demand for its usage based insurance grows, Metromile requires an architecture that can help them rapidly respond to current demands, with an ability to grow to meet future needs. Join Metromile VP of Analytics, Sathish Koteshwar as he discusses how to simplify, streamline and scale data and analytics using Snowflake.


Wednesday, March 20, 2019 07:15 AM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 06:30 PM
Event Concierge

Not sure which exhibitors to meet with or what sessions to attend? Let Gartner Event Concierge help you create a custom agenda and schedule meetings. Just email us at DataAnalyticsConciergeNA@gartner.com and we’ll be in touch soon.


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.


Wednesday, March 20, 2019 09:00 AM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 09:30 AM
Networking Break


Wednesday, March 20, 2019 09:00 AM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 03:00 PM
Exhibit Showcase

Visit the Exhibit Showcase to evaluate industry offerings that can move your business forward. Engage with your peers and enjoy a snack in our café. Stick around for the afternoon dessert reception and attend a theater session to see technology in action.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019 09:05 AM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 09:30 AM
Gartner Zone: Secure Your Data Lake Through Effective Data Governance
Sanjeev Mohan, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Data Governance has been indispensable for any data management initiative including ones involving Big Data. New regulations such as GDPR are forcing deeper introspection into how data is managed, secured and consumed from ingestion to purge. This session highlights a big data reference architecture and then applies components of the data governance framework to it.


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 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 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 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
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 10:15 AM
Meetup: Data Literacy as a Necessary Driver of Pervasive Analytics

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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, Sr Director 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 09:30 AM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 10:15 AM
Meetup: How to Deploy Self-Service at Scale?

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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 09:30 AM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 10:15 AM
Meetup: Analytics to Optimize the Supply Chain

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019 09:30 AM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 10:15 AM
Meetup: Corporate Performance Management

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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
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 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 10:15 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
Meetup: How to Leverage Augmented Analytics to Drive Pervasive Analytics?

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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 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: 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 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 10:30 AM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 11:15 AM
IBM: Our Own Transformation in Marketing: Harnessing MultiCloud Data
Julie Lockner, Director, Offering Management & Portfolio Operations, IBM Analytics
Ananth Narasimhan, Global Marketing Director, IBM

Imagine your executive asks you to increase revenue per customer with a Cross-sell/Up-sell model to hit quarterly targets. Do you update your existing model or build a comprehensive version using all available data types? Do you leverage data from multiple clouds? How quickly are you able to do this? Join us to understand how you can increase speed of data analytics & data science by quickly inventorying and integrating multi-cloud data assets.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019 10:30 AM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 11:15 AM
TIBCO Software: MDM Live: Better Analysis with TIBCO
Scott Moore, Director of Presales, TIBCO
Conrad Chuang, Director TIBCO EBX Product Marketing, TIBCO Software

Consistent dimensions, attributes, and hierarchies are required for high-quality analytics. While meeting this "conformed dimensions" challenge was easier in the days of the centralized data warehouses, today, with distributed and streaming data, data lakes, and more, organizations need centralized analytical MDM. In this session we’ll show you why with a live demo featuring TIBCO EBX (formerly Orchestra Networks EBX) and TIBCO Spotfire X.


Wednesday, March 20, 2019 10:30 AM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 11:15 AM
Tellius: Are You Ready for “Ludicrous” Mode in Your Journey from BI to AI?
Hardik Chheda, Head of Product, Tellius

We are in the beginning stages of massive adoption of AI to transform decision making throughout the enterprise. In this executive roundtable, attendees will share learnings and best practices that will prepare you to drive business impact and unlock data intelligence in the modern age.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019 10:30 AM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 11:15 AM
AIble: AI is a Waste of Money
Arijit Sengupta, CEO, Aible

All AI is trained on the wrong thing. Academic AI focuses on accuracy, but businesses need impact. If the benefit of a correct prediction is 100x greater than the cost of a wrong one, you might be willing to take 99 wrong predictions to get a win. Is this accurate? Certainly not. Beneficial? Absolutely! Discover how Aible trains for Real business impact. Real cost-benefit tradeoffs. Real operational constraints. That’s what we mean by Real AI.


Wednesday, March 20, 2019 10:30 AM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 11:15 AM
Birst, an Infor company: DJO Global: Getting people moving through data and analytics
Chris Fitzharris, Director of BI, DJO Global
Pedro Arellano, Vice President of Product Strategy, Birst, an Infor Company

DJO Global is a worldwide manufacturer of orthopedic devices that uses analytics to deliver value-based insights to the business – from the CEO down to the sales reps – that improve sales and supply chain performance across multiple product lines and brands. Join this session to learn how DJO coupled their new cloud-based Enterprise Data Platform with Birst to streamline business operations and fulfill its mission to get and keep people moving.


Wednesday, March 20, 2019 10:30 AM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 11:15 AM
Kinetica: Smart Active Analytical Applications: The Shift From Passive to Active Analytics
Daniel Raskin, Chief Marketing Officer, Kinetica

Global enterprises need to compress analysis time frames to update the business in real-time: a process called Active Analytics. We will discuss and demo how to bring together the key elements of an active analytics architecture – historical, streaming, and graph analytics, location intelligence, and machine learning for predictive analytics.


Wednesday, March 20, 2019 10:30 AM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 11:15 AM
Paxata: It’s All in the Prep: Strategies to Modernize Your Data Quality & Integration
James Benenati, Senior Data Quality Analyst, Cox Automotive
Piet Loubser, SVP Global Head of Marketing, Paxata
Aaron Bell, Specialist, IT Data Analyst, Nationwide
Byron Hernandez Ruiz, Senior Data Analyst, Cox Automotive
Jake Woods, Sr. Director of Data Science, PharmMD
Mark Marshalek, Business Information Architect, Nationwide Insurance

Preparing data is foundational to any analytics initiative. However, evolving data types and use cases demand a new approach. This session provides the opportunity to hear from Paxata customer speakers Nationwide, Cox Automotive, and PharmMD on how to build modern data prep, data quality, and data integration practices. The session explores using intelligent ML to profile, join and clean data and to automate data stewardship and DataOps tasks.


Wednesday, March 20, 2019 10:30 AM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 11:15 AM
Qlik: If Data is So Critical to Driving Analytics Value, Why is it So Hard to Get?
Joseph DosSantos, Global Head of Enterprise Data Strategy, Qlik

Today we are witness to the massive growth of AI, Machine Learning, and other sophisticated analytics, all of which is dependent on access to data sets that are scattered around the enterprise and in the cloud. Statistics tell us that up to 99% of this data is not used. This session will explore the barriers to getting useful data into the hands of data professionals to accelerate business value and ideas of how to overcome them.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019 10:30 AM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 11:15 AM
Oracle: How Hertz and Data Intensity Drive Innovation with Augmented Analytics
Benjamin Arnulf, Senior Director Business Intelligence & Analytics, Hertz
Adam Schwartz, Solutions Architect, Data Intensity

All enterprises demand the best of both worlds: flexible self-service analysis and governed insights, all in one system. Hear customers Data Intensity and Hertz discuss their innovative uses of Oracle Analytics Cloud and Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse that together deliver on the promise of freedom and governance for business, along with lower costs and support for IT. Also get a sneak peek of new Analytic Applications for Oracle apps too.


Wednesday, March 20, 2019 10:30 AM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 11:15 AM
EnterpriseDB: 7 Database Management Risks You Didn’t Know You Have
Ken Rugg, Chief Product & Strategy Officer, EnterpriseDB

The database is central to enterprise operations. We’ll review database risks and how those affect the enterprise: 1. Commercial: lock-in to a data platform/cloud, unpredictable costs, overreaching audits; 2. Operational: data platform security, inconsistencies across hybrid/cloud; 3. Support: open source data platforms without enterprise-grade support. Your choices have long-term effects as the DBMS is the heart of operations with vital enterprise data.


Wednesday, March 20, 2019 10:30 AM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 11:15 AM
Alteryx: How Brookson Is Driving A Digital Transformation, Powered by Alteryx
Brian Millrine, Strategy Director, Brookson Limited
Andrew Bate, Advanced Analytics Manager, Brookson Ltd

Hear about a powerful digital transformation success with a strategic & end-user view into self-service data science & analytics platform, Alteryx. From customer portals to core systems, & business intelligence to data analytics, Brookson offers a SaaS accountancy, legal, and taxation platform to its customers. Learn how Brookson has made it easy for themselves & their customers to grow exponentially, & move from data headaches to data mastery.


Wednesday, March 20, 2019 11:15 AM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 11:30 AM
Gartner Zone: Applying Agile Concepts to D&A Teams - A CUNA Mutual Story
Alan Braybrooks, Leadership Partner, Gartner

Client Case Study: Shelly Reichart, CDO at CUNA Mutual, describes how she has organized internal data delivery teams at CUNA Mutual into ‘Tribes’ to optimize the flow of work. Topics will include how to build a new organization, address adoption hurdles, and the early successes to date.


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
Meetup: Moving Towards Continuous Intelligence

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019 11:30 AM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 12:15 PM
Meetup: Approaches to Linking Business Value to D&A Initiatives?

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019 11:30 AM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 12:15 PM
Meetup: How to Identify and Develop Business-Centric Metrics to Advance the Utilization of Data and Analytics?

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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, 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 12:15 PM
Information as a Second Language — Enabling Data Literacy for Digital Society
Valerie Logan, Sr Director 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
Meetup: Best Practices in Defining a D&A Strategy

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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 12:15 PM
Meetup: How to Build a Business Case for D&A?

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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 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.


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 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 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 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
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 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 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 12:15 PM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 01:00 PM
Teradata: How the Utah Jazz Leverages Analytics to Dunk on Difficult Decisions
Dustin Spangler, VP of Data and Analytics, Larry H Miller Sports and Entertainment
Imad Birouty, Director of Product Marketing, Teradata
Brian Wood, Director of Cloud Marketing, Teradata

You own a professional basketball team. The stakes are high, and you need to make game-changing choices amid stomping fans and blaring buzzers. How do you make real-time, high-stakes decisions based on hundreds of attributes across millions of data points? Analytics. Learn how the Utah Jazz leverages Teradata Vantage in the cloud to glean answers – and how you too can apply these same principles to your own organization. He shoots, HE SCORES!


Wednesday, March 20, 2019 12:15 PM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 01:00 PM
ThoughtSpot: AI, Meet Data: Get Insights on the Spot
Sandeep Tilak, Senior Manager, Business Intelligence/Analytics, Cisco
Vincent Ciro, Executive Director, Commercial Intelligence, Allergan
Scott Holden, CMO, ThoughtSpot

Enterprises know insights can enhance customer experience, drive decision making, and improve the bottom line. But that begs the question - how do data teams get them into the hands of every employee? In this session, business leaders at Cisco and TCC Wireless will share how search & AI-driven analytics is transforming their business, pushing insights to the frontline.


Wednesday, March 20, 2019 12:15 PM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 01:15 PM
Attendee Lunch


Wednesday, March 20, 2019 12:40 PM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 01:00 PM
Information Builders: Building Trust Through Modern Data Management
Michael Corcoran, Chief Marketing Officer, Information Builders
Vincent Deeney, Associate, Information Builders

MDM, data quality, and data management can frighten businesspeople. They hear about cost overruns, long timelines, and people getting fired over failed projects, and they start to fear change more than they fear the consequences of doing nothing. This presentation discusses how lessons learned from successful – and failed! – implementations can help define a modern approach to data management, attaining alignment between the business and IT, using techniques developed from big data projects, and creating a more adaptable environment to assure more successes.


Wednesday, March 20, 2019 12:40 PM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 01:00 PM
Heap, Inc: How to Use Data as a Competitive Advantage
Ugesen Pillay , Director of Sales Engineering, Heap

Building an excellent user experience means building the right data systems. Leading organizations achieve this by combining experiential and operational data and centralizing this data downstream in an EDW or data lake. This solves data integration and provides predictive modeling, advanced analysis, and actionable insights. We'll explore changes in technologies, enabling unified datasets, and how to use data to achieve a competitive edge.


Wednesday, March 20, 2019 01:10 PM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 01:30 PM
Impetus Technologies: Move ETL & Analytical jobs from Teradata / Netezza to Spark - Cloud or on Premise
Barry Tuthill, VP, North America Sales, Impetus Technologies

The only solution that helps you Assess, Migrate, Validate and move ETL and analytical workloads from legacy data warehouse systems to open systems like Spark(EMR, Databricks), Hive or Scala. Based on an intelligent grammar engine that translates complex functions like Merge and Update, this highly efficient automated conversion tool rapidly enables IT leaders get started on their digital transformation journey while opening a world of big data analytics.


Wednesday, March 20, 2019 01:10 PM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 01:30 PM
Infragistics: Accelerate Time to Market and Transform the UX of Your Apps with Reveal’s Embedded BI
Jason Beres, Sr. Vice President, Developer Tools, Infragistics

Showcase data and bring insights to end-users with Reveals’ embedded analytics. Innovate and evolve your product experience to rise above your competition. Reveal’s Embedded BI solution offers the competitive advantage business teams need to focus on what matters: bringing value to customers through affordable, beautiful dashboards and visualizations.


Wednesday, March 20, 2019 01:40 PM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 02:00 PM
APEX Analytix: Fast Track Customer and Supplier Master Data Remediation with AI
Joni Geurts, Accounts Payable Manager, Jet Blue Airways
Akhilesh Agarwal , Senior Vice President, APEX Portal Solutions, APEX Analytix

“This data exception isn’t going to remediate itself . . . or is it?” The Jet Blue team knew there had to be a way. Find out how Jet Blue and others are using RPA, machine learning, predictive analytics and IBM Watson to fast-track data quality with SmartVM, from APEX Analytix.


Wednesday, March 20, 2019 01:40 PM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 02:00 PM
EnterWorks: Combinatorial IntelligenceTM – Using AI, ML & AR to Differentiate
Steven Keith Platt, Director and Research Fellow, Retail Analytics Council, Northwestern Univ.
Mamatha Bireddy, eBusiness Initiatives Manager, Mary Kay

Discuss NextGen applications of data & analytics to leverage AI, ML & AR for shaping experiential moments that drive lift. Combinatorial Intelligence converges AI with multi-domain MDM & DAM to deliver precise insights to customers while creating a continuous learning model for shaping differentiated customer experiences. Panelists will range from Northwestern Retail Analytics Council (RAC) to real world applications from companies like Mary Kay.


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 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 02:15 PM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 03:00 PM
dotData: Why do 85% of enterprise data science projects fail?
Aaron Cheng, Vice President, dotData

Rejected by business teams after months of efforts? Experiencing Production failures and delays? Struggling to operationalize your data science projects in your business? According to market researches, 70-85% of enterprise data science projects fail. Join us to learn why they fail and how enterprise can address the failures and accelerate their AI/ML initiatives.


Wednesday, March 20, 2019 02:15 PM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 03:00 PM
SAP: San Francisco 49ers: Real-Time Data and the Fan Experience
Moon Javaid, VP, Strategy & Analytics, 49ers

The 49ers want to revolutionize the in-stadium game day fan experience at Levi’s Stadium. To do so, they need to elevate how they capture, report, and respond to game day operations in real time to enhance the game day experience for fans, increase operational efficiency, and drive cost savings. Learn how The Executive Huddle, an SAP / 49ers collaboration, delivers real-time data-driven insights, enabling a unique and memorable game day experience.


Wednesday, March 20, 2019 02:15 PM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 03:00 PM
Reltio: HP Inc. - A Digital Transformation Journey
Ajay Khanna, VP, Marketing, Reltio
Chad McCord, Mgr. of Master Data Management, HP, Inc.

This session will discuss the digital transformation journey at HP and how data management at scale helped enabled the transformation. It will review industry trends driving transformation at HP and how data management and governance at scale is helping to meet these challenges. Speakers: Kevin McBride, Director, WW, Sales Data Management, HP Inc. Ajay Khanna, VP of Marketing, Reltio.


Wednesday, March 20, 2019 02:15 PM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 03:00 PM
BOARD: How the Decision-Making Platform Powers Eversource Energy
Kelly Sikorski, Manager - Budgeting and Financial Analysis, Eversource Energy
Frances Berger, Manager, Sales & Revenue Forecasting, Eversource Energy

See Eversource’s journey with BOARD! Learn how the company is leveraging the decision-making platform to standardize and streamline financial reporting, and incorporate dashboards as well as its plans for future expansion.


Wednesday, March 20, 2019 02:15 PM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 03:00 PM
Accenture: 2019 Predictions: 5 Key Themes to Achieving Pragmatic AI
Jean-Luc Chatelain, CTO Applied Intelligence, Accenture

When it comes to AI, the crystal ball is becoming much clearer. Organizations are relying more on data analytics to derive insights and transform operations. AI technologies like machine learning and NLP are driving this demand and becoming more prevalent. In this talk, Jean-Luc Chatelain, Accenture Applied Intelligence CTO, will discuss 5 key themes that will help chart a clearer path to more pragmatic and practical uses of AI in the enterprise.


Wednesday, March 20, 2019 02:15 PM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 03:00 PM
data.world: How modern data catalogs activate your hidden data workforce
Karen Bellin, VP, Data & Analytics , Mirum Agency
Brett Hurt, CEO and Co-founder, data.world
Dan Sherman, Chief AI Software Architect, Anthem
Brett Woelfel, Specialist Leader , Deloitte

You can't build a data culture without them. They're less technical. Less data-savvy. They hold most of your latent knowledge—and they're the majority in your business. But most data tools exclude them. Companies are choosing a new, inclusive kind of data solution. Deloitte, Anthem, and Mirum reveal how modern data catalogs help them expand data use, improve discovery, capture hidden knowledge, and drive cultures of innovation & collaboration.


Wednesday, March 20, 2019 02:15 PM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 03:00 PM
Anaconda: Machine Learning, Data-Intensive Applications, and the End of Software
Peter Wang, CTO, Co-Founder, Anaconda, Inc.

Multiple tectonic shifts in technology are ushering in an entirely new paradigm in applications, data management, and scalable computing. In this talk, the creator of Anaconda and PyData will lay out his case for why terms like "data science" and "machine learning" are insufficient to capture the full richness of the current technology revolution, and how businesses which fixate too strongly on "insight" often fail to gain "understanding".


Wednesday, March 20, 2019 02:15 PM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 03:00 PM
MapR Technologies: Unlocking AI Value at Scale: 3 Building Blocks and 1 Massive Mistake to Avoid
Jack Norris, SVP Data & Applications, MapR

When it comes to transforming businesses - engaging customers, improving products, optimizing services, and managing risk - the focus often moves to AI and analytics. Which AI tool? What algorithm? Who’s the Data scientist? These are important questions but by no means the keys to initial and continuous success. This session will delve into the three building blocks and the one massive mistake to avoid for any organization looking to leverage AI.


Wednesday, March 20, 2019 03:05 PM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 03:30 PM
SESSION CANCELLED: Gartner Zone: Delivering 360-Degree Customer View for the Enterprise at John Wiley and Sons
Art Johnson, Leadership Partner, Gartner

Client Case Study: As Vice President Data & Analytics for John Wiley and Sons, David Hogben leads strategy, development and solution deliver for BI, Analytics and MDM teams. In this Gartner Zone presentation, David will provide a quick overview of Wiley's Customer Linking initiative that aggregated Customer data across the enterprise into a holist view, and how external data was added to enrich the analytics.


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 03:30 PM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 04:15 PM
Meetup: How to Develop and Implement Business-Centric Metrics to Support and Drive Adoption of Data Governance?

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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
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
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 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 03:30 PM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 04:15 PM
Meetup: How to Use Data Governance to Build a Foundation of Trusted Data?

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019 03:30 PM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 04:15 PM
Meetup: What is the Current State of Play for Data Governance?

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019 03:30 PM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 04:15 PM
Meetup: What is the Potential Application of AI in Support of Data Governance?

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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?


Wednesday, March 20, 2019 03:30 PM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 04:15 PM
Exclusive Forum for Insurance: Building the Data-Driven Insurance Organization: Leveraging Data and Analytics for Optimal Value
Kimberly Harris-Ferrante, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Insurers are increasingly building data mastery and improving their analytical capabilities. This progression has been a significant transformation for most companies as they build new leadership models, tap into new data, build data science capabilities, and adopt new technologies. This presentation will overview the key building blocks to data mastery in insurance and review best practices in how to apply data and analytics throughout the value chain. Emphasis will be placed on the relationship between data and analytics to digital insurance success, including examples of how leading insurance organizations are transforming claims, underwriting and other core insurance processes for maximum return on investment.


Wednesday, March 20, 2019 03:30 PM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 04:15 PM
Meetup: How to Advance Your Organization Along the Maturity Stages for Data Governance?

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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.


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 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 04:30 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 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 04:30 PM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 05:00 PM
Dataiku/GE Fireside Chat: Critical elements to AI success that are often overlooked
Jonathan Tudor, Sr. Manager Self-Service Data and Analytics, GE Aviation
Kurt Muehmel, VP Sales, Dataiku

Transformation into a data-driven company requires a lot more than slapping data onto existing processes. It involves fundamental change, weaving data into the fabric of the company - with the right people, process, and tools.

In this fireside chat, GE shares how they are democratizing and scaling their data initiatives, along with what pitfalls to avoid in the process.


Wednesday, March 20, 2019 04:30 PM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 05:00 PM
DataRobot: Designing a Successful Governed Citizen Data Science Strategy
Jen Underwood, Sr. Director, Datarobot

To compete in the algorithm economy, enterprises need to democratize AI. Nearly all firms want to do more with AI but they don't know where to begin or how to properly empower citizen data scientists to avoid common AI gone wrong accidents. In this session, we will discuss best practices and lessons learned from successful early adopters of augmented data science. We will share example roadmaps, staffing, upskilling, and ongoing governance.


Wednesday, March 20, 2019 04:30 PM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 05:00 PM
NetApp, Inc.: Accelerate the Business Value of Your Data; Transform Your Service Catalog

Make better business decisions and deliver greater business value by becoming a services broker to your customers. Discover how to reduce technology silos and gain the agility you need to get services to market faster, maximize business outcomes, and improve the management your data across your hybrid, multicloud environment by creating a service delivery catalog. 


Wednesday, March 20, 2019 04:30 PM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 05:00 PM
Splunk: How Dell Converts More Customers with Dynamic Process Mining and Service Monitoring

As lines of business, like manufacturing, supply chain, customer service and marketing become increasingly digital, they need to easily monitor processes and discover expensive sources of fallout and delays. Dell’s highly successful e-commerce team is no exception and is constantly looking to increase conversion rates of visitors. Learn how Dell is using Splunk’s innovations to monitor their digital processes and empower operational business users to increase conversion rates.


Wednesday, March 20, 2019 04:30 PM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 05:00 PM
AnswerRocket Case Study: How EMC Insurance Accelerated Root Cause Analysis with Advanced Analytics
Van McNeal, Assistant Vice President, Strategic Analytics, EMC Insurance
Peter Reilly, Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing, AnswerRocket

Learn how one of the country’s largest and most highly rated insurance entities overcame all-too-common pitfalls of business intelligence. To overcome these challenges, EMC needed an intuitive, fast solution for their leadership, marketing, and underwriting teams. Their approach has modernized analytics at EMC - while more importantly, delivering bottom-line results.


Wednesday, March 20, 2019 04:30 PM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 05:00 PM
Arcadia Data: Strategies to Get More Value from Your Data Lake with Augmented Analytics and BI
Randy Lea, Chief Solutions Officer, Arcadia Data

Data lakes can give business users self-service access to hidden insights. But your existing BI tools won’t help. Gartner says to build out your analytic portfolio, so seek modern BI capabilities like augmented analytics to get agility and scale. We’ll discuss: How data lakes benefit business users. Strategies for getting more value with augmented analytics and BI. Strategies for identifying the right BI architecture for your analytics.


Wednesday, March 20, 2019 04:30 PM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 05:00 PM
Attunity: Emerging DataOps Principles and Technologies for Analytics
Dan Potter, VP Product Management and Marketing, Attunity

DataOps, like DevOps, employs an agile methodology and continuous integration to build more efficient and effective data pipelines in support of modern analytics initiatives. This session will examine emerging technologies and best practices for enabling analytics success with DataOps and the resulting benefits including real-time data availability, automated processes, increased output and higher collaboration across teams.


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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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 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?


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?


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?


Wednesday, March 20, 2019 05:15 PM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 06:00 PM
Exclusive Forum for Healthcare Providers: The Last Mile: Forum Wrap-Up
Laura Craft, VP Analyst, Gartner

This session will bring back together the healthcare provider attendees and provide an opportunity to re-cap key takeaways, what worked well and what didn’t so we can constantly improve our healthcare forum within a forum.

The session will:
1. Include a brief presentation that will sum up themes and hot topics from the summit – take-aways from the 1:1s, client conversations, and sessions.
2. Open up for participant input and feedback
3. End with action items for provider attendees


Wednesday, March 20, 2019 05:15 PM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 06:00 PM
Exclusive Forum for Banking and Securities: The Role of Analytics in Fintech
Jeff Casey, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

A new wave of Fintech solutions are emerging with innovative offerings targeting both banks and their customers. Many successful "fintech" companies rely on innovative usage of analytics as a core aspect of their offerings. Banks can benefit from such innovation to enhance their products and services. In this session, we will cover: What is the current state of Fintech? How is analytics used in Fintech companies? How should financial institutions use analytics in their Fintech initiatives?


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 06:00 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.


Wednesday, March 20, 2019 05:15 PM|Wednesday, March 20, 2019 06:00 PM
Exclusive Forum for Healthcare Payers: Moonshots for Payer Analytics
Jeff Cribbs, VP Analyst, Gartner

This session will bring back together the healthcare payer attendees for a final vision send-off. The session will include: A analysis of the “problems behind the problems” of funding healthcare. A summary of the emerging analytic technologies and digital business models that can be applied to solving these problems. Finally, five “moonshots” for payer analytics – aspirational accomplishments, not possible today, that can fuel vision and innovation back at home.


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 07:30 AM|Thursday, March 21, 2019 08:45 AM
Attendee Networking Breakfast - Networking by Hot Topic


Thursday, March 21, 2019 07:30 AM|Thursday, March 21, 2019 12:00 PM
Event Concierge

Not sure which exhibitors to meet with or what sessions to attend? Let Gartner Event Concierge help you create a custom agenda and schedule meetings. Just email us at DataAnalyticsConciergeNA@gartner.com and we’ll be in touch soon.


Thursday, March 21, 2019 07:30 AM|Thursday, March 21, 2019 12:00 PM
Registration


Thursday, March 21, 2019 07:30 AM|Thursday, March 21, 2019 12:00 PM
Enterprise IT Leaders Members Lounge

Please join us in our exclusive, members only Enterprise IT Leaders Lounge for a place to relax, recharge and network with your fellow peers.

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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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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 08:45 AM|Thursday, March 21, 2019 09:30 AM
Meetup: What is the Impact of the IoT to MDM?

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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
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 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
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 08:45 AM|Thursday, March 21, 2019 09:30 AM
Meetup: What is Master data and MDM? Why is it Important?

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Thursday, March 21, 2019 08:45 AM|Thursday, March 21, 2019 09:30 AM
Meetup: What is the Role of Master in Support of Digital Commerce?

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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, 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?


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, Sr Director 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 08:45 AM|Thursday, March 21, 2019 09:30 AM
Meetup: How do I Make MDM Relevant to the Business?

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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 08:45 AM|Thursday, March 21, 2019 09:30 AM
Exclusive Forum for Banking and Securities: Using Analytics to Move Past Transactions and Create Value Through Interactions
Jeff Casey, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

As banking customers continue to rely more on digital channels for their financial services needs, the relationship banking model is at risk. Banks must move past transactions and instead focus on interactions to proactively asses and meet their customers' evolving needs. This session will cover how analytics can drive deeper customer insights and business value through digital delivery channels.


Thursday, March 21, 2019 08:45 AM|Thursday, March 21, 2019 09:30 AM
Meetup: Why is MDM (and Data Governance) Critical to Digitalization?

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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.


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 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 09:35 AM|Thursday, March 21, 2019 10:00 AM
Gartner Zone: Practicing Data Science and Advanced Analytics at Amerisource Bergen
Ibrahim Itani, Leadership Partner, Gartner

Client Case Study: Cory Shouse, VP of Data Management & Insights at AmerisourceBergen will share their analytics transformation journey and practical applications of advanced analytics and data science with Gartner Leadership Partner Ibrahim Itani.


Thursday, March 21, 2019 10:00 AM|Thursday, March 21, 2019 10:30 AM
Zaloni: Modernizing Your Data Platform in the Cloud
Ben Sharma, CEO , Zaloni - Data Lake Company

Cloud enables companies to modernize their data platforms quickly and cost effectively. Yet it brings its own set of challenges around data security, quality and access. During this session, Ben Sharma, outlines best practices for data migration, management and governance. He will provide a recommended architecture and a demo of how Zaloni’s integrated self-service data platform, ZDP, facilitates, automates and future-proofs your implementation.


Thursday, March 21, 2019 10:00 AM|Thursday, March 21, 2019 10:30 AM
Ataccama Presents American Airlines: Managing Manual Reference Data in the Real World
Pete Rodriguez, Manager, Data Warehousing, American Airlines

Maintaining reference data from a timely trusted source is manageable. But what about “that other reference data”? The kind that seems to pervade your business, but has no source?
Join Pete Rodriguez, Manager, Data Warehousing at American Airlines to discuss the challenges faced when attempting to provide access to manually maintained reference data within American Airline's data warehouse.
Learn more about the need, issues and the resolution.


Thursday, March 21, 2019 10:00 AM|Thursday, March 21, 2019 10:30 AM
ASG Technologies: Strategies for Tackling Defensive and Offensive Data Management
Mark Nance, Chief Data Officer, American Fidelity Assurance Corporation
Susan Habas, VP of Strategic Technologies, ASG Technologies

How are leaders applying best practices to the supply chain, empowering stakeholders to collaborate, and sharing trusted data throughout the organization? Hear how DI veterans are successfully automating data lineage and governance, creating transparency to build trust and accessibility, reducing 100 hours of time to find data elements down to minutes – all while staying compliant. Learn what an Intelligent Enterprise Data Journey looks like.


Thursday, March 21, 2019 10:00 AM|Thursday, March 21, 2019 10:30 AM
Cloudera: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Cloudera: Additional Session Details Coming Soon


Thursday, March 21, 2019 10:00 AM|Thursday, March 21, 2019 10:30 AM
Profisee: BEST PRACTICES: Extracting Analytic Value from Legacy ERPs via Master Data
Kenneth Squires, Vice President, ITT Inc

ITT is a diversified leading manufacturer of highly engineered critical components and customized technology solutions. Part of the challenge of managing and growing an almost 100 year old company is the need to optimize legacy IT investments with the latest digital innovations. With the help of MDM, it is possible to coordinate and manage master data to optimize analytics across multiple systems providing a consistent view of the business.


Thursday, March 21, 2019 10:00 AM|Thursday, March 21, 2019 10:30 AM
Couchbase: Batting a Thousand with the Cincinnati Reds: Analytics without ETL on Couchbase
Steven Wyant, Data Architect, Cincinnati Reds

Top-tier sports teams like the Cincinnati Reds craft superior customer experiences to create fans for life – and they do it with the Couchbase NoSQL database as their real-time data and analytics solution. Join Enterprise Data Architect Steve Wyant to hear how the Reds will use NiFi to ingest ticket scan data, run analytics against real-time game data from the MLB, and offer white-glove stadium service to Reds VIPs.


Thursday, March 21, 2019 10:00 AM|Thursday, March 21, 2019 10:30 AM
Cambridge Semantics: Data Discovery and Integration in the Modern Data Fabric
Sean Martin, CTO, Cambridge Semantics Inc

In a data fabric, the data discovery and integration layer maps all enterprise data in its original business context so that users can find and blend data from diverse siloed sources into analytic-ready data sets on an on-demand basis. Join Cambridge Semantics CTO Sean Martin to hear how companies are using data discovery and integration solutions to exploit enterprise data for transformational analytic and ML projects.


Thursday, March 21, 2019 10:00 AM|Thursday, March 21, 2019 10:30 AM
Experian: The struggle to realize data’s potential ignites new debate
Erin Haselkorn, Senior Manager of Market Insight, Experian Data Quality
Beatriz Santin, VP of Strategy, New Markets, Experian

Companies are struggling to achieve customer experience, digital operations and efficiency goals due to inaccurate and mismanaged data. That dilemma has sparked a debate over data authority between IT and individual departments. Both must work together to solve this issue. Hear our new research on the changing data landscape and what it means for your upcoming data management projects.


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, 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.


Thursday, March 21, 2019 10:45 AM|Thursday, March 21, 2019 11:30 AM
Meetup: What is the Impact of the IoT to MDM?

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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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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.


Thursday, March 21, 2019 10:45 AM|Thursday, March 21, 2019 11:30 AM
Meetup: What is the Role of Master in Support of Digital Commerce?

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Thursday, March 21, 2019 10:45 AM|Thursday, March 21, 2019 11:30 AM
Meetup: What is Master Data and MDM? Why is it Important?

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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?


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.


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
Meetup: How do I make MDM Relevant to the Business?

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Thursday, March 21, 2019 10:45 AM|Thursday, March 21, 2019 11:30 AM
Meetup: Why is MDM (and Data Governance) Critical to Digitalization?

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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
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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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!


Thursday, March 21, 2019 12:30 PM|Thursday, March 21, 2019 01:15 PM
Book Signing with Guest Keynote Vernice "Fly Girl" Armour
Vernice "FlyGirl" Armour, Officer, former United States Marine Corps

Join us for the opportunity to meet guest keynote speaker Vernice Armour and receive a signed copy of her book ‘Zero to Breakthrough: The 7-Step, Battle-Tested Method for Accomplishing Goals that Matter.' Please note this opportunity is first-come, first-served, while supplies last.


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