Agenda / By Day


  • Day 1 / Sunday, March 4, 2018
  • Day 2 / Monday, March 5, 2018
  • Day 3 / Tuesday, March 6, 2018
  • Day 4 / Wednesday, March 7, 2018
  • Day 5 / Thursday, March 8, 2018
Day 1 / Sunday, March 4, 2018
Sunday / 12:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Registration

Sunday / 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

BI Bake-Off: The Modern BI and Analytics Platform

Cindi Howson, Research VP, Gartner
Chris McNabney, Senior Vice President, Chief Product Owner, MicroStrategy
Andy Cotgreave, Senior Technical Evangelist, Tableau Software UK
Will Thompson, Program Manager, Microsoft Power BI, Microsoft Corporation
Josh Good, Senior Director, Product Marketing, Qlik Technologies Inc.

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. What is modern BI and what's changed? What are the key features to consider? How can you improve your own evaluation process? What are the main strengths and weaknesses of these vendors?

Sunday / 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Workshop: Getting Your Message Across

Diane Wilkinson, Senior Partner, The Wow Factor

In this workshop, we look at how you can boost your communication skills and get your message across more effectively. Taking lessons from giants of the IT industry including Steve Jobs, John Chambers and Steve Ballmer, this is a highly interactive session. With video clips, and plenty of exercises, this workshop is hands-on with lots of group participation. How do you communicate the value of your role? How do you get the business to listen to you more? How do you sell the benefits to your customers across the organisation?


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Sunday / 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Workshop: Data Science Literacy for the Rest of Us

Michael Li, Founder of The Data Incubator, Data Science Evangelists, Inc. dba The Data Incubator

Many non data scientists are looking to move from making qualitative gut reactions to quantitative data-driven decisions, but don’t fully understand the benefits and don’t know where to begin. In this talk, we’ll explore how human judgement is often systematically flawed, why humans are biologically wired by evolution to make poor gut decisions, and how data science can help us make better decisions. We’ll delve into case studies using contemporary events like the 2008 stock market crash or the Vioxx drug approval scandal to understand some common simple mistakes even data scientists make and the limitations of data science. Coming out of this, you’ll have a good sense of:
1. When to apply (and not to apply) data science
2. How to avoid some common pitfalls
3. Think critically about data science -- even if you are not a data scientist!





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Sunday / 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Workshop: Why Data Literacy is Essential to Establish and Scale a Data-Driven Culture

Harshil Parikh, Co-Founder & CEO, Tuva

What is data literacy, and why is it vital to drive a successful data and analytics strategy? How is data literacy interlinked with your ability to establish and scale a data-driven culture? This session summarizes the critical competencies and skills that fall under the umbrella of data and statistical literacy, how they can be assessed across individuals and teams, and how they form the essential ingredients to successfully scale a data-driven culture across your organization.


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Sunday / 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Innovative Analytics in Action: Emerging Trends You Need to Know

Rita L. Sallam, Research VP, Gartner
Scott Holden, CMO, ThoughtSpot
Adam Long, VP Product Management, Automated Insights
Filip Doušek, CEO, Stories
Yong Kim, Data Scientist, DataRobot

Visual-based data discovery disrupted the traditional, report-centric BI platform market. The next wave of disruption will come from augmented analytics, natural-language query and generation applied to conversational analytics and more. This session showcases top innovations with live demonstrations from representative vendors leading in these areas. How do you prioritize your technology investments? How can you use the Hype Cycle to track emerging trends? Which are the vendors to watch? What do the top 3 or 4 innovations look like and what value do they provide? What challenges should you consider?

Sunday / 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Workshop: Influencing Stakeholders

Diane Wilkinson, Senior Partner, The Wow Factor

As an IT professional you need a broader skill set. And you’re working with a more diverse range of stakeholders within your organisation. Your ability to influence these stakeholders is crucial to ensure that you don't become ignored. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to influence different stakeholders. You’ll find out what makes people tick and understand the psychology behind how people make decisions. Armed with these tools, you’ll become far more influential with your stakeholders and ensure that you are viewed as a trusted partner.


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Sunday / 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Enterprise Elite Program Orientation

Vivek Dixit, VP, Team Manager, Gartner
Scott Archibald, VP, Member Acquisition, Gartner

An introduction to the Gartner Data & Analytics Summit and an overview of Enterprise Elite Program specific experiences. This session provides an opportunity ensure you have everything you need to make the most out of your summit experience and network with peers and Gartner Leadership Partners.


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Day 2 / Monday, March 5, 2018
Monday / 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Hyatt Shuttle Schedule

Monday / 7:30 AM - 7:30 PM

Enterprise IT Leaders 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 / 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM

Registration

Monday / 7:45 AM - 9:00 AM

Exclusive CDO Circle Breakfast: Networking and Interviews of Leading CDOs

Mike Rollings, Research VP, Gartner
Valerie A. Logan, Research Director, Gartner
Katie Meyers, Chief Data officer, Farmers Insurance Group

Join us for this networking breakfast, including an interview of a leading CDO or CAO — an opportunity to take a look into the life and work of real-world influencers. Interviewed by one of our Gartner CDO Analysts, we seek to understand who they are, why they do what they do, and where they see the future of information and analytics. Followed by time to network.


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Monday / 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Breakfast for all Attendees: Networking by Topic

Monday / 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Data & Analytics Summit First Timers Networking Breakfast

Monday / 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Exclusive Breakfast for Banking and Securities Forum

Rajesh Kandaswamy, Research VP, 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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Monday / 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

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

Jeff Cribbs, Research VP, 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 2018?
What is the current range of maturity of the payer industry in responding to those drivers?
What sessions at the 2018 BI Summit will have content most relevant to the challenges of payer industry?


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Monday / 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

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

Laura Craft, Research VP, Gartner

This session will bring together all the healthcare provider industry participants and will include a presentation that speaks to the healthcare analytics value chain.
It will answer:
What are the industry drivers and the associated analytics implications?
What industry use cases are delivering value?
Include an orientation to the summit and suggest relevant sessions to attend; and review summit logistics.


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Monday / 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Exclusive Breakfast for Public Sector Forum

Rick Howard, Research VP, Gartner

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


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Monday / 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Gartner Opening Keynote: Scale the Value of Data and Analytics

Carlie J. Idoine, Research Director, Gartner
Kurt Schlegel, Research VP, Gartner
Rita L. Sallam, Research VP, Gartner

A fundamental shift is underway. From BI to AI. From informing masses, to enabling moments. From our data, to all the data. The need for data and analytics is pervasive — underpinning every business model, every public service mission, and even our personal lives. Unlike other assets, data’s value doesn’t deplete when consumed. Data can and should be used for a multitude of purposes. We have an unprecedented opportunity, and responsibility, to creatively expand the data foundation and accelerate analytical discovery. To accomplish this feat, data and analytic leaders must master four key dimensions of scale: diversity, literacy, complexity, and trust.

Monday / 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Designing and Operationalizing the Role and Office of the CDO

As the role of Chief Data Office (CDO) becomes increasingly prevalent, many organizations are considering the role as a means to derive increased value from their data assets. This presentation discusses leading practices in designing and operationalizing the role and office of the CDO

Monday / 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Networking Break

Monday / 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Ask the Analyst: Hundreds of Ways Organizations Are Innovating and Transforming With Data and Analytics

Douglas Laney, VP Distinguished Analyst, Gartner

Big data, data science and artificial intelligence are fast becoming the key tools of innovation and transformation. But how can you generate ideas for ways to use them? Gartner has compiled a library of the "art of the possible" — real world examples of companies doing incredible things with data & analytics. Bring your questions and be inspired.


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Monday / 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Ask the Analyst: Why the Chief Data Officer Should Be Leading The Digital Transformation

Mario Faria, Managing VP, Gartner

It is not clear to most of the companies how Chief Data Officers will participate in digital transformation and how they will position data and analytics principles as key components of the change. This session will clarify these challenges, show how Data and Analytics fuel the digital transformation and why the CDO is the natural leader to drive the change.


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Monday / 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Roundtable: How to Build a Data Science Lab

Carlie J. Idoine, Research Director, Gartner

A data science lab, if designed and built correctly, can provide an environment conducive to data science and machine learning — propelling an organization's analytics program ahead in the process. Join this roundtable to share your own experience and learn from others what a data science lab looks like, what technology and capabilities are included, and get insight into best practices and what to avoid.


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Monday / 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Are You Feeling Overwhelmed by Your Data? Excel at Metadata Management!

Roxane Edjlali, Research Director, Gartner
Guido De Simoni, Research Director, Gartner

Data and analytics leaders understand that data is an asset and that it is at the center of the digital business transformation, but organizations are struggling to effectively access, understand, manage and trust data in a flexible and agile manner. Moreover, with data everywhere and directly accessed by a growing number of users, growing regulatory and compliance requirements, data and analytics leaders can feel overwhelmed. Excelling at metadata management needs to become a core competency.

Monday / 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

CDO Circle: Leadership, Strategy and Change: A Look Into Case Studies of CDOs Driving Real Business Impact

Mike Rollings, Research VP, Gartner
Valerie A. Logan, Research Director, Gartner

With the role of the CDO reaching 3,500+ globally, stories and stats of leading CDOs are emerging, including: the three personas of top CDOs, narrative/business case development, strategy creation, and change management programs that help shift to a data-driven mindset. New, emerging and “in-flight” CDOs share experiences of how to get started in the role, how to course-correct, and how to drive real business impact across the organization. Key findings from Gartner’s 3rd Annual CDO Survey will also be highlighted. *** Executive table discussion to follow. ***


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Monday / 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Continuous Intelligence Drives Optimization in Your Digital Business. Start Now!

Melissa Davis, Research Director, Gartner

Data and analytics leaders need to embed real-time intelligence into all digital business processes. Continuous intelligence delivers value by providing situation awareness to make operations more efficient and effective.

• How does continuous intelligence provide business value?
• What are the key barriers and obstacles?
• What should data and analytics leaders do now?

Monday / 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

How to Create and Lead High-Performance Data and Analytics Teams

Alan D. Duncan, Research VP, 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. What skills do we need for data and analytics? What emerging new roles should be considered? How do we organize for success?

Monday / 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Modern Data and Analytics Initiatives Require New Pricing Models and Negotiation Strategies

Ehtisham Zaidi, Principal Research Analyst, Gartner

With the increasing focus on cost optimization across data and analytics portfolios and the advent of newer technologies to renovate our 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.
Key issues:
• What is the current scenario in the data and 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?

Monday / 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

The Essentials of Master Data Management

Dimitris Geragas, VP Consulting, 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 / 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

The Ever-Changing DBMS Landscape for Digital Business: How the Changes Affect You

Donald Feinberg, VP Distinguished Analyst, Gartner

Database management systems are rapidly evolving, complicating platform decisions. Open source, in-memory, cloud, multimodel, data virtualization and more are becoming pervasive and mature while the use cases, such as HTAP, big data and IoT are driving complexity.

Additionally, appliances are dying and new hardware platforms are emerging in support of DBMSs. We will examine all these trends and the technology necessary to support them.

• What are the use cases driving DBMS platform decisions?
• What is the future DBMS architecture?
• What are the vendors doing to support DBMS architectures?

Monday / 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

The State of AI and Machine Learning

Erick Brethenoux, Research Director, Gartner

In this session, you will learn why you need to know about the latest trends and best practices in AI, data science and machine learning.

Monday / 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Trends in Event Stream Processing and Real-Time Analytics

W. Roy Schulte, VP Distinguished Analyst, Gartner

Stream processing is becoming a big part of data and analytics programs, as companies deal with the growing volume of web, sensor and customer data. The market is confusing because of the differences and overlaps among three kinds of stream analytics technologies. What are the trends in open source and commercial products? How can companies improve their event stream processing maturity?

Monday / 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Workshop: AI Means Change — How to Manage It

Svetlana Sicular, Research VP, Gartner
Whit Andrews, VP Distinguished Analyst, Gartner

AI is about to change people and companies. In a world of digital business, the challenge for the entire organization is to keep pace with or outpace the rate of change. Change can be accomplished when people can identify where they are and where they need to be. The “five questions” provide a window into where people stand on the change continuum, will inform of communication and further tactics.


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Monday / 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Workshop: Getting Organizational Buy-In to Key Trends in Data and Analytics

Gareth Herschel, Research VP, Gartner

The world of data and analytics is changing rapidly, but their implications will vary considerably from one organization to another.. This session will begin with a self-evaluation of your corporate culture, and then a series of exercises to practice describing analytic capabilities in ways that will improve the likelihood and success of adoption.


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Monday / 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

Barriers and drivers between data science and production.

Focus areas:
* Alignment between business drivers and data science practitioners
* Tribal conflict between IT, data science, and business stakeholders
* AI, Deep Learning, Big Data, Cloud: too much too fast?


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Monday / 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

CDO Transformation: How to go from Defense to Offense

Doug Bordonaro, Chief Data Evangelist, ThoughtSpot

Companies have seen the value of data for years, but most have been focused on internal infrastructure, policies, and procedures. That’s not good enough any more—but how do you make the transition to finding new revenue streams and monetizing data for growth, all without neglecting the foundation you’ve built? Join Doug Bordonaro, ThoughtSpot’s Chief Data Evangelist, to share best practices and learn from others who’ve been there. From tips about how to structure a modern organization to best practices for incorporating data into decision making, it’s all on the table.


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Monday / 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

Create Business Advantage with Google Cloud Data Analytics & AI

Scott Penberthy, Director Applied AI, Google Cloud

At Google, we don’t see the differences between data and big data because our systems don’t require us to differentiate. The solutions and services available on Google Cloud Platform moves you past the how of big data so you can prove the benefit of your what. At Google, data doesn’t lead the conversation with questions of how or where, instead data leads you straight to what’s next.


Learn how you can seamlessly integrate these services to build an end to end big data solution.

Reimagine what’s possible with enterprise data warehouse, how easy it is for you to build a streaming data real-time analytics application, run Hadoop and Spark more easily and efficiently and adopt predictive analytics on Google Cloud Platform.


See how businesses are gaining insights from data analytics and AI and moving their businesses forward with Google Cloud data analytics solutions. Understand how you can get started now to gain advantage!

Monday / 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

Data Consumerization with Catalog and Governance from Collibra

Learn how Collibra and our customers deliver an outstanding user experience to enable data citizens to more easily and effectively find, understand and trust data to drive enterprise value. We will look at the complexities they faced as well as the best practices they implemented to address the challenge of data and applications residing across multiple business units and systems. This session will also call out how their approach of moving to a more data offense posture can increase reach and business returns from your Analytics (ex. Tableau) and Data Lake (ex. AWS) initiatives

Monday / 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

Data-Driven Digital Acceleration: Fannie Mae’s Data and Customer Transformation

Scott Richardson, Senior Vice President - Chief Data Officer and Head of Finance, Risk, and Corporate Technology, Fannie Mae

Making the most of customers’ digital experiences requires the power only integrated data and advanced analytics can deliver. Hear Fannie Mae’s ups, downs and lessons learned from the past three years, when the mortgage loan firm laser-focused on its mission to make home buying easier while reducing costs and risk. Topics include implementing an enterprisewide data infrastructure, modern data governance, application programming interfaces (APIs) and advanced analytics – all to optimize and streamline the customer experience.

Monday / 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

Self Service 2.0 - The Rise of the Data-Hero

As data keeps getting bigger, diversified and spread across more sources, businesses are struggling more than ever to reach "Self Service" utopia. In this discussion we will talk about adapting to today's data challenges and how to enable Data-Heros in your organizations that can truly unleash the potential of disparate data.

Join Boaz Farkash, Sisense Head of Product , in a discussion on BI challenges and the Self-Service 2.0 revolution.


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Monday / 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

Team-Driven Analytics: Making Self-service, Governance & Collaboration a Reality

Jon Pilkington, Chief Products Officer, Datawatch

In this presentation, Datawatch Chief Product Officer Jon Pilkington will share:
How the self-service analytics movement caused enterprises to lose trust in their data outcomes due to a proliferation of unsecured, ungoverned data sources
Team-driven, enterprise data preparation combining advanced data preparation features (e.g. automation, cataloging, stewardship and governance) with socialization and machine learning to create an intelligent data process
Best practices for optimizing data discovery and preparation for users to collaborate, share and reuse governed datasets.

Monday / 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

The “De-silofication” of Data, People and Ideas: Re-establishing trust in a distributed world

Dan Sommer, Senior Director, Qlik

Increased distribution of data, people, and technology is clearly the unstoppable force fueling digitization. At the same time, recent events like the Equifax data leak and new regulations like the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) have once again highlighted the importance of control. Balancing these two opposing realities is critical to thrive in the new analytic economy. In fact, it may be a matter of survival.
• What are the top themes, and market altering waves for 2018 and beyond?
• How can you move from "all data," to "combinations of data," to "data insights"?
• How to leverage data literacy and augmented intelligence to drive a data-driven culture

Monday / 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

The Next Era of Analytics

Amir Netz, Technical Fellow, Microsoft

Microsoft: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Monday / 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

Unlock Your Data’s Value with the World's First Autonomous Cloud

Monica Kumar, Senior Director, Product Marketing, Oracle

Automation and Machine Learning are rapidly changing how we live and work and have the potential to deliver unprecedented value if they can be easily incorporated into the day-to-day activities and decisions of an organization. Oracle's revolutionary autonomous data management and analytics cloud platform are now helping users rapidly turn raw data into real insights. Users can deploy a fast, easy, and elastic data warehouse in a few minutes with self-service data preparation, data visualization, and predictive analytics all from a single smart interface. Join us in this session to learn more about how Oracle’s Autonomous Cloud can change the way you do business.

Monday / 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Attendee Lunch

Monday / 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM

Nissan: Lap Around the Track…Our Two-Year Tableau Journey

Danielle Beringer, Senior Manager, Information Systems, Nissan North America
David Bobrow, Sr. Domain Application Architect, Nissan North America

Two years ago, Nissan’s Data Management & Analytics team chose Tableau as the enterprise visual analytics platform.  In this session, they will share their journey in deploying, managing, and expanding the Tableau experience across the US, Canada, and Mexico.  Key elements included their early adopter program, EXPO launch, and rapid infrastructure growth to meet the accelerating demand…from zero to over 4,000 users across all skill sets & lines of business.

Monday / 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Understanding the Value of Gartner: Data and Analytics Programs

Jamie Harmon Mcgill, New Client Engagement Speciali, Gartner

Discover how you can leverage Gartner’s wide range of resources on data and analytics, from market dynamics, strategy research, tools & templates, to vendor insights and implementation guides. This initiative offers insights and best practices that can help you deliver market-differentiating strategies and practices that can scale with business ambitions.

Monday / 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Accelerate MDM Business Value Using Gartner's MDM Implementation Styles

Bill O'Kane, Research VP, Gartner

As more enterprises accomplish successful MDM implementations, best practice roadmaps through Gartner’s MDM implementation styles are emerging. We'll cover typical roadmaps for both customer and product master data and their value to new and existing MDM programs.

Monday / 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Ask the Analyst: The Impact of GDPR on Security Control and Vendor Selection

Bart Willemsen, Research Director, Gartner

The GDPR ups the ante and tilts the business case for compliance as of 2018. Typical questions that might be asked in this “Ask the Analyst” session include: How can I take a holistic view on the entire data life cycle? How do I make difficult decisions with regards to applicable security controls to apply? Can we still analyze data? Should we anonymize, pseudonymize, other options? Please note: Attendees should come prepared to ask questions and contribute to the discussion.


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Monday / 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Ask the Analyst: Where Does iPaaS Fit in Your Data Integration Strategy?

Eric Thoo, Research Director, Gartner

The adoption of integration platform as a service (iPaaS) as an extension of the data integration infrastructure is growing, as cloud continues to impact data management and integration requirements. Join this analyst-moderated discussion on how to leverage cloud-based integration capabilities to support flows and persistence of your data traversing on-premises and in the cloud.


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Monday / 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Building Blockchain Into Your Data and Analytics Program

Nick Heudecker, Research VP, Gartner

Blockchain technology'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:

• What is blockchain and distributed ledger technology?
• How might blockchain disrupt your data and analytics infrastructure?
• What is the maturity level of blockchain, and where should you begin?

Monday / 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Case Study: The Journey to Self-Service Data Discovery: A Life Sciences Case Study

Brian Lewis, Advisor - Lead Architect, Medicines Development IT, Eli Lilly and Company
Charlie Haddad, Sr. Advisor, Medicines Development IT, Eli Lilly and Company

As expectations mount for Pharma to deliver cost-effective, life-improving therapies for patients, Pharma companies are constantly looking for opportunities to fully leverage their information assets and technology investments to advance Product and Clinical Development activities. Within the Product and Clinical Development areas at Eli Lilly and Company, the aim is to empower scientific and business leaders to self-service data discovery and rapid insights generation, to accelerate the delivery of novel and innovative therapies to patients. In this case study, IT leaders from Eli Lilly and Company will share key learnings in their journey to establishing a data integration, data exploration and scientific insights platform to achieve this goal. Aspects of foundational data and systems architecture, as well as governance and human factors design thinking will be explored. Additionally, aspects of how semantic technology is being leveraged to power their information fabric and drive leading-edge modeling and analytics for the generation of critical business insights will be shared.

Monday / 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Exclusive Forum for Public Sector Workshop: Breaking Down Data Silos in Government

Rick Howard, Research VP, Gartner

To accelerate digital transformation in government, agency leaders, CIOs and CDOs must promote the sharing of data across government and industries. Participants in this workshop will identify common barriers to data sharing, evaluate enterprise data analytics case studies, and draft a roadmap to establish a shared data analytics center in their organization.


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Monday / 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Meetup: Analytic and BI Platforms - Who, What & Why?

Are you partnering with a traditional vendor or a disruptor? Why? What have been the benefits and pitfalls? What are you doing to exploit/mitigate respectively? Meetups are interactive and self-facilitated small group discussions for end-user attendees to build relationships and gain new perspectives. Please make every effort to attend your Meetup as your peers will be looking forward to meeting with you.


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Monday / 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Meetup: BI Bakeoff: Debrief

The Sunday afternoon BI-Bakeoff presented side-by-side demonstrations from four vendors. Join this meetup to discuss your impressions, observations, and the questions that were considered during the session. What were the key features of each solution demonstrated? What criteria do you use in your vendor evaluation process? What are the main strengths and weaknesses of these vendors? Meetups are interactive and self-facilitated small group discussions for end-user attendees to build relationships and gain new perspectives. Please make every effort to attend your Meetup as your peers will be looking forward to meeting with you.


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Monday / 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Meetup: Women in Technology — Developing Talent (Open to Men and Women)

Share bright spots and challenges in identifying and developing women in Data and Analytic leadership. How many of the people you identify as future leaders are women? If the numbers are not equal, why? How can your organization start identifying and developing talented women earlier? Knowing that women face obstacles that men don’t, what more can you do to support the women on your team or in your workplace? Meetups are interactive and self-facilitated small group discussions for end-user attendees to build relationships and gain new perspectives. Please make every effort to attend your Meetup as your peers will be looking forward to meeting with you.


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Monday / 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Roundtable: CDOs Driving Business Impact — Why, What and How to do it

Debra Logan, VP & Gartner Fellow, Gartner

Gartner has published its 3rd CDO Survey at the end of 2017. The main theme of the survey this year is business impact and we evaluated how CDOs all over the world are doing it. This session is a recap of the main findings and will allow the participants to share their best practices, and what is working and not working.


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Monday / 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

State of Data Management: Balancing Collecting Data and Connecting to Data Is the Future

Roxane Edjlali, Research Director, Gartner

Data is at the center of the digital business platform, but in reality, data is everywhere: Things, IT systems, customers, ecosystems, all have data. Organizations need to access, understand, manage and trust data in a flexible and agile manner. Taking an approach of collecting all possible data is becoming clearly impossible, balancing collecting data and connecting to data is the path to modernizing data management.

Monday / 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

The Essentials of a Data and Analytics Strategy

Mike Rollings, Research VP, Gartner

Digital business demands that data and analytics strategy evolve from being solely a contributor to other business changes to instead provoking business transformation. Yet, many strategy efforts are insufficient to identify the transformational opportunities afforded by game-changing advances like predictive analytics and artificial intelligence. This session covers the essentials for a modern data and analytics strategy, ways to expand your strategy development repertoire, and emerging approaches that are near on the horizon.

Monday / 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

The Essentials of Data and Analytics Governance

Jorgen Heizenberg, Research Director, Gartner

Governance lies within the critical path in realizing business benefit. Without governance issues such as data quality and integrity begin to manifest as "frictional forces" within business value chains. What are the essential elements of governance? What are the business benefits to the implementation of governance? How can organizations go about implementation of effective governance programs?

Monday / 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

The Essentials of Modern BI and Analytics

Cindi Howson, Research VP, 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 / 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Unleash Creativity and Innovation in Your Team

Frank Buytendijk, VP & Gartner Fellow, Gartner

Creativity is one of hallmarks of high-performance teams. It enables you to innovate and stay ahead of the competition. But creativity and innovation can be lured, not demanded or bought. How do you free your own creativity, despite enormous pressure? How do you unleash your team’s creativity? How do you co-innovate beyond your immediate team's boundaries (e.g., with vendors, universities and business)?

Monday / 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Workshop: Getting Started With Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Peter Krensky, Sr Research Analyst, Gartner

This session will inform people how their organization should enter the complex and highly hyped world of artificial intelligence and machine learning. This includes strategy, tool selection, staffing, best practices and common mistakes. What business problems should you build your AI and ML initiatives around? Should you build, buy or outsource your solution?


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Monday / 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Alteryx & Southwest Airlines: Behind Every Seat is a Data Story

Douglas Gray, Director, Analytical Data Services, Southwest Airlines Co.

Does the complexity of managing your data make you Wanna Get Away? Southwest Airlines will present real-world case studies solving complex data problems from optimizing fuel consumption, flight demand and on time flight performance. Leveraging 100+ terabytes of data, advanced analytical models and the Alteryx platform, Southwest demonstrates the importance (or value) of model-based decision-making to the business and ultimately the customer.

Monday / 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

ClearStory Data & Leading CPG Manufacturer Shows the Gains from AI & Machine-driven Business Analytics

Ali Tore, Chief Product Officer, ClearStory Data
Alison Welch, Senior Analyst, Flowers Food

In order to leverage their data assets to create material business impact, companies are selecting modern BI and Analytic Tools based on two major criteria: (i) capabilities that allow the business to augment insights with new data to answer questions fast without depending on IT and (ii) AI and Machine-driven innovation to Prep, Auto-blend and Auto-discover insights even on large, complex data.

Monday / 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Giving Business Units More Control of Their Data at Chipotle

Michael Hiskey, Chief Marketing Officer, Semarchy
Jeffrey Cox, Technical Architect, Chipotle Mexican Grill

One of the fastest growing restaurant chains, Chipotle Mexican Grill is mastering everything from the freshest menu ingredients to the tax, regulatory, and management specifics for over 2,400 stores in 5 countries. Leveraging the xDM platform from Semarchy, business units are empowered to be more proactive, with systems that can react faster--translating business domain knowledge into “IT speak.” Jeff will discuss lessons learned in accuracy, timeliness, ownership and accountability, and ultimately customer experience.

Monday / 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Jumpstart your IoT Journey

Maciej Kranz, VP / GM of Corporate Technology Group, Cisco Systems
Stephen Brobst, CTO, TERADATA

In the last few years, IoT hype has overwhelmed many with messages about billions of connected devices, trillions of dollars of opportunity and unfathomable volumes of data generation. This session will provide practical ways to start the IoT journey with examples of how to monetize data taken from across both B2C and B2B industries. Drawing on decades of real-world
experience, they share best practices, use cases, success factors and mistakes to avoid on how business and front-line managers can successfully implement and expand their own IoT projects.

Monday / 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

MicroStrategy: Digital Transformation of United Way and BI Bake-off Replay

Vijay Anand, Senior Director, Product Marketing, MicroStrategy Inc.
Dan Aptor, Chief Marketing and Digital Officer, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas

United Way of Metropolitan Dallas is a 90-year old non-profit that fights the community’s biggest social problems by surrounding them with efficient, impactful solutions in areas of health, education and income. Find out how this organization is helping to transform a $400B Total Addressable Market with the use of MicroStrategy and a SalesForce ecosystem, enhance the customer journey, and digitally transform all aspects of their organization. Also, join us for a replay of the BI Bake off with live demos from MicroStrategy.

Monday / 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Next Generation Analytics at Toyota

Praveen Kankariya, CEO, Impetus Technologies
Jay Gopinath, CDO, Toyota Motor North America

Praveen Kankariya, CEO of Impetus Technologies and Jayadev Gopinath, Toyota GM of Advanced Technologies & Analytics will explain how Toyota North America is applying advanced analytics to embrace true data driven decision-making. This involves three key areas: (1) applying industrial IoT and machine learning technologies across the business, (2) unifying how business units collaborate in new ways to drive change through analytics and (3) ensuring that insights are powerfully converted into action to deliver breakthrough performance.

Monday / 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Roundtable: DNA Operating Model: How to be successful DNA leader?

Farouk Ferchichi, Leadership Partner, Gartner
David Newman, Leadership Partner, Gartner

This roundtable focuses on what it takes to be a successful DNA leader and how to operationalize your DNA program.


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Monday / 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

The Trust Equation: Empowering Your Organization with Data for Success

Paul Weiskopf, SVP Corporate Development, Domo, Inc.
Dave King, AVP, Business Intelligence Manager, EnerBank USA

Join Paul Weiskopf, Domo’s SVP of Corporate Development and Dave King, Vice President of BI at EnerBank in a discussion about building trust around a data-driven business and creating a foundation for optimizing business performance through data quality, security, privacy and governance, at scale.

Monday / 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Transforming Data Into Business Value: A New Approach

Daniel Mintz, Chief Data Evangelist, Looker

The last ten years has seen a revolution in database technology, with incredibly powerful warehouses now available for pennies. But too many companies are still using the same old analytic tools to access these datastores, missing out on the new abilities and cost savings they provide. If you’re stuck in a world of cubing, summarizing, and extracting data, there’s a better way. Come learn about a new approach that gives everyone in your company unparalleled agility while ensuring the answers they get are trustworthy.

Monday / 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Exclusive Forum for Midsize Enterprise Roundtable: Is Self-Service BI the Panacea for Midmarket BI Leaders?

Kurt Schlegel, Research VP, Gartner

Join your SMB peers for a roundtable discussion on the role of self-service business intelligence. Discuss how other organizations have lessened the workload on it for most BI tasks. How well do self-service data preparation tools work to lessen the dependence on central IT? How can I overcome the skills gap? Will users really build their own reports?


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Monday / 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Roundtable: Data Diversity

Ted Friedman, VP Distinguished Analyst, Gartner

Today, most organizations have recognized the value of diversity – of gender, race, thinking, educational background, skills and so forth. But what about the data that teams have available to work with? Could diverse teams still deliver sub-optimal results because their data lacks diversity? In this interactive discussion, participants will share and explore ideas about the value of data diversity.


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Monday / 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Roundtable: Developing Women Leaders in Data and Analytics

Melody Chien, Research Director, Gartner

Gender diversity is one of the secret sources to attract highly creative people and bridge talent gaps. Yet, we are seeing the number of women in technology (including data and analytics) has steadily declined over the last three decades. Learn from other professionals on career best practices, enhance leadership skills and achieve work-life balance. Both men and women are welcome.


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Monday / 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Roundtable: SAP HANA Best Practices

Donald Feinberg, VP Distinguished Analyst, Gartner

SAP HANA Platform is growing in numbers and the hype in the market is peaking. Hundreds of Gartner clients have purchased SAP HANA and are implementing it in their organizations. This Roundtable will discuss SAP HANA from the basics to implementation of best practices to the pitfalls and various issues with it.


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Monday / 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Augmented Analytics: Key Trends in Next Generation Analytics and BI Platforms You Need to Know

Rita L. Sallam, Research VP, Gartner

Augmented analytics is the next wave of data and analytics market disruption that automates insights from advanced analytics to augment every employee’s intelligence. In this session, we will discuss the impact of augmented analytics, the underlying technologies and how organizations should plan for this next disruption in analytics.

Monday / 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Case Study: Warehouse Analytics for the Supply Chain

Joe Beydoun, Director of Supply Chain and Business Intelligence Strategy, Lipari Foods

Monday / 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

CDO Circle: Leading Innovation Practices in Data and Analytics: What CDOs Need to Know

Mike Rollings, Research VP, Gartner
Valerie A. Logan, Research Director, Gartner
Carlie J. Idoine, Research Director, Gartner

Organizations in every industry are discovering ways to transform their business with classic and non-traditional data sources, predictive/prescriptive analytics, data science, artificial intelligence and machine learning. Delivered by Gartner research analysts in these respective areas, this session will share real-world innovative ideas to inspire your organization. *** Executive table discussion to follow. ***


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Monday / 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Data Management Solutions for Analytics: Going Beyond the Data Warehouse

Mark A. Beyer, VP Distinguished Analyst, Gartner
Adam M. Ronthal, Research Director, 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. Advanced architectures like the logical data warehouse help make this a reality.

Monday / 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Exclusive Forum for Banking and Securities: Trends in Analytics and AI in Banking and Securities

Moutusi Sau, Principal Research Analyst, Gartner

Analytics and artificial intelligence are critical for banking and securities firms to succeed in the future. Firms look to apply analytics, 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 / 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

How to Select the Right Data and Analytics Service Provider?

Jorgen Heizenberg, Research Director, Gartner

Analytics leaders including CDO’s often lack the internal resources needed to speed up and scale analytic solutions that drive digital business value, and they need external support. How can they face the challenge of finding, and choosing from hundreds of possible service providers? This session focuses on when, how, and who to select as your data and analytics service provider, and how to manage the relationship.

Monday / 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Lifeguard Not on Duty: How to Make Your Data Lake Safe and Secure

Merv Adrian, Research VP, Gartner
Toby Bussa, Research VP, Gartner

Data lakes are complex environments that contain valuable corporate data, but security continue to lag behind other data repositories within an organization (e.g., RDBMS, file shares). How do I secure my data lake to reduce risk while minimizing impact on users? What security capabilities and controls should be implemented? Which teams need to be involved (e.g., security, risk management)?

Monday / 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Meetup: Driving Business Performance with Analytics

Join your peers to discuss how you're using Big Data/BI/Analytics to increase business performance. Meetups are interactive and self-facilitated small group discussions for end-user attendees to build relationships and gain new perspectives. Please make every effort to attend your Meetup as your peers will be looking forward to meeting with you.


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Monday / 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Meetup: Extracting Business Value from IoT and Sensors

The Internet of Everything and IoT have been around for more than a decade. How is this concept maturing? How have you leveraged the data to create insights that optimize your business and re-define your processes? Which opportunities, processes and platforms should be re-considered in order to thrive in the digital era? Meetups are interactive and self-facilitated small group discussions for end-user attendees to build relationships and gain new perspectives. Please make every effort to attend your Meetup as your peers will be looking forward to meeting with you.


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Monday / 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Meetup: How Are You Leveraging Blockchain?

Join your peers to discuss your thoughts on how private blockchain could fundamentally change business processes by making them more transparent and auditable. What scenarios are you evaluating? What risks/challenges do you see? Meetups are interactive and self-facilitated small group discussions for end-user attendees to build relationships and gain new perspectives. Please make every effort to attend your Meetup as your peers will be looking forward to meeting with you.


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Monday / 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Opportunity and Promise — Application of ML and AI to MDM

Michael Patrick Moran, Research VP, Gartner

Machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) promises substantive benefit to those that can intelligently leverage the capabilities. Learn about the opportunity and promise in their application to MDM. What are the prospective elements of MDM to which ML and AI can be applied? What are the benefits to organizations? What will delivery of ML and AI within packaged MDM solutions look like?

Monday / 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

The Essentials of Data Science and Machine Learning: How Machine Learning Extracts Knowledge From Data

Peter Krensky, Sr Research Analyst, Gartner

This session will provide a high-level introduction to data science and machine learning and their potential in a data-driven organization. Content will include key trends and concepts, proven use cases and an overview of leading technologies. How do data science and machine learning fit with the organization's existing analytics portfolio? How can your organization operationalize models driven by data science and machine learning?

Monday / 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

The State of Data and Analytics Roles and Organization — From Control to Collaborate

James Laurence Richardson, Research Director, Gartner

New roles have emerged over the last few years or new skills and competencies are required for existing roles. 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.

Monday / 4:45 PM - 7:30 PM

Exhibit Showcase and Networking Reception

Monday / 4:45 PM - 7:30 PM

Learning Lab

DATUM will be offering exclusive Learning Lab sessions on key topics including data leadership, communicating the value of data, getting started with New Product Introduction (NPI), thinking beyond General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) readiness, and the value of data catalogs.

**Please see pdf attachment for full Learning Lab schedule.

Monday / 5:30 PM - 5:50 PM

Actian: Turning Your Data Lake Into a High-Performance Enterprise Data Warehouse

Emma McGrattan, SVP, Engineering, Actian Corporation

Concerned by a lack of performance as you bring more data and more data sources into your data ecosystem? Facing demands from business users who require real-time and ad-hoc analytics? You need a strategy for dealing with hybrid data through better management, integration, and analytics. Learn more about Actian’s approach to power better business decisions and improve growth and profitability.

Monday / 5:30 PM - 5:50 PM

The Year of the Graph

Graph technology has truly burst onto the scene with diverse new products and services, proving that graph is relevant and that not all graph use cases are equal. Previously relegated to niche implementations and science projects, graph now finds itself deployed as the foundational technology for enterprise analytics solutions and Enterprise Data Fabric strategies. It is no surprise that many are calling 2018 “The Year of the Graph”.

Monday / 6:00 PM - 6:20 PM

Analytics without Mastered Data is Just Garbage.

Prashant Bhatia, Chief Marketing Officer, Stibo Systems

The saying ‘garbage in = garbage out’ is profoundly relevant in this data-driven world where we rely on technology and the analytics it provides to make mission-critical business decisions every day. Your analytics become incredibly unreliable when you cannot trust the data in your enterprise systems. Come hear how mastering your data not only creates a single source of truth, but also helps you achieve your goals by taking the trash out of your systems.

Monday / 6:00 PM - 6:20 PM

Fortune 100 Lessons: Architecting Data Lakes for Real-time Analytics/ AI

Itamar Ankorion, Chief Marketing Officer, Attunity

Modern analytics and AI initiatives require an adaptable data lake with a multi-stage architectural design to effectively ingest, stage and provision specific data sets in real-time. Attunity will share its experience and best practices in providing a real-time data integration solution for Fortune 100 organizations including Cardinal Health, Verizon and others.

Monday / 6:30 PM - 6:50 PM

Case Study: The Value of Search-Powered Analytics at Dayton Freight

Peter Reilly, Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing, AnswerRocket
Ryan Cronin, Business Intelligence Manager, Dayton Freight Lines, Inc

One year ago, Dayton Freight attended the Gartner Data & Analytics Summit in pursuit of a user-friendly BI solution. Join Ryan Cronin, Business Intelligence Manager at Dayton Freight, and Pete Reilly, SVP of Sales & Marketing at AnswerRocket, to hear about Dayton Freight’s journey. Ryan will share their organization’s upfront analytical business challenges, the measurable benefits gained by implementing a search-driven approach, and the lessons they learned along the way.

Monday / 6:30 PM - 6:50 PM

Fortune 10 Company Bypasses Data Modeling to Deliver Complex Operational Reports in Only Seconds

Matthew Halliday, Chief Evangelist , Incorta
Mohamed Dekhil, VP of Engineering, Incorta

Frustrated by static operational reports that took hours to run, a Fortune 10 consumer electronics manufacturer knew it needed an innovative way to integrate and analyze data from all its critical internal applications while empowering business users to create and modify complex reports on their own.

The company implemented Incorta as the default analytics platform for its transactional operational systems—from finance and HR to customer service. Up and running in only a few days, the Incorta system: gives users reporting dashboards that are 80 times faster than their predecessors; increases the number of dashboard data refreshes from one per day to more than 96; encourages richer conversations between users and their business data with more rich visualizations and insights compared to single tabular reports; gives all users easy access to transaction details; and enables business users to build and modify reports themselves, search across all data within the subject area, and recalculate aggregate insights on the fly.

Duly impressed by Incorta, the Fortune 10 company quickly doubled its investment, launching 14 other Incorta-powered projects within its first 24 months using the technology—all without needing to hire new team members possessing product-specific skillsets and while recouping budget previously spent on expensive analytics consultants.

Monday / 7:00 PM - 7:20 PM

Building a Machine Learning Recommendation Engine in SQL

MemSQL: Modern businesses constantly seek deeper customer relationships and more compelling experiences.

To accomplish this, companies are looking to machine learning and artificial intelligence solutions; however, that often involves a host of new systems and approaches.

With a modern database architecture, it is possible to build compelling machine learning solutions with SQL, deliver real-time engagements, and rapidly move to operational applications.

See live, how a modern database can accomplish these feats within a single integrated solution.

Monday / 7:00 PM - 7:20 PM

How Industry-Leading Organizations Reimagine Data and Redefine Growth

William Peterson, VP Product Marketing, Logtrust

Reducing operational expenses of data is a big piece of any C-level executive’s plan, yet shaving costs is seldom seen as a win with end users and customers. But every example has a counter-example, and so it was when the seventh-largest global telco realized it needed to cut expenses related to managing customer quality-of-experience and service delivery to create new revenue opportunities. This session will demonstrate using data as an asset for savings and growth.

Day 3 / Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Tuesday / 6:00 AM - 7:00 AM

Sunrise Yoga


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Tuesday / 7:00 AM - 6:30 PM

Enterprise IT Leaders 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 / 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Hyatt Shuttle Schedule

Tuesday / 7:00 AM - 6:30 PM

Registration

Tuesday / 7:15 AM - 8:15 AM

Breakfast for all Attendees: Networking by Topic

Tuesday / 7:15 AM - 8:15 AM

Exclusive Breakfast for Insurance Forum

Kimberly Harris-Ferrante, VP Distinguished 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 Insurance Industry Forum.


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Tuesday / 7:15 AM - 8:15 AM

Exclusive Breakfast for Midsize Enterprise Forum

Alan D. Duncan, Research VP, Gartner
Kurt Schlegel, Research VP, Gartner

Join us for the opportunity to network with other midsize enterprise attendees over breakfast. This will give you the opportunity to get to know each other, share stories and compare best practices.


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Tuesday / 7:15 AM - 8:15 AM

What Happens When Farming Meets The Internet of Things?

Thomas Rump, CEO, mesur.io

The IoT has opened up new possibilities for understanding our impact on the environment. By combining sensor data with other sources such as drone and satellite imagery, as well as long term scientific studies we can see how our world is changing around us as well as our impacts on our natural resources. With even mid sized organizations having global impact, a better understanding of available resources and environmental conditions is required to grow in a responsible way. By building a better understanding of this combined data we can learn to not only be better stewards of our planet, but to use these same techniques and data to plan effectively to respond to natural disasters and changing business needs. Tom Rump, CEO of mesur.io will discuss the use of Qlik with the mesur.io platform and the changes and impacts of both human and natural processes as they affect our global economic capabilities.

Tuesday / 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM

Guest Keynote: Using Data to Disrupt the Sports Fan Experience

Joseph Inzerillo, Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, BAMTECH Media


Are you a Money Ball fan? Leveraging advanced analytics, BAMTECH Media has changed the fan experience drastically by showing unique insights that drive the value of analytics across sports media today. In this session learn how BAMTECH Media has disrupted the sport media business leveraging the capabilities it initially perfected to deliver live and on-demand baseball analytics on MLB.com and now supports a broad genre of sports categories, including hockey with NHL.TV.

Tuesday / 9:15 AM - 9:45 AM

Gartner Client Case Study: CADO Measurement

Chuck Sample, Chief Data and Analytics Officer of US Foods, will discuss how to successfully design and develop key business metrics for measuring the value of investing in data and analytics initiatives to ensure sustainability and growth.


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Tuesday / 9:15 AM - 9:45 AM

Networking Break

Tuesday / 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

CDO Circle Workshop: Organizational Strategies of Leading CDOs: Transforming Roles, Skills and Structures

Mike Rollings, Research VP, Gartner
Valerie A. Logan, Research Director, Gartner

Data and analytics organizations are maturing in most companies. By 2019, Gartner predicts that 90% of large organizations will have hired a Chief Data Officer; of these, only 50% will be hailed a success, often due to a lack of focus on talent development and organizational change management. The success of a data and analytics team is highly dependent on the organizational structures, roles and skills that are put in place. Best practices on how to design and upskill the organization will be highlighted. *** Executive table discussion to follow. ***


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Tuesday / 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Exclusive Forum for Midsize Enterprise Roundtable: How Midsize Enterprises Are Using Data and Analytics to Drive Measurable Business Value

Alan D. Duncan, Research VP, Gartner

Digital business requires leadership to identify business value opportunities for an analytic approach, and execute data-driven business. Key themes for success include:
• How to use data and analytics to engage with customers and stakeholders?
• How to building an ecosystem of trusted relationships based on data?
• How to link data and analytics to tangible business benefits?


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Tuesday / 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Roundtable: Choosing the Right DBMS Landscape For the Organization

Adam M. Ronthal, Research Director, Gartner
Donald Feinberg, VP Distinguished Analyst, Gartner

With so many choices of DBMS today, most organizations struggle with creating a clear plan for retiring older technologies and making room for new, innovative products. In this roundtable, we will discuss how you make these decisions today and what must change in the process to support a digital business.


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Tuesday / 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Roundtable: How to Modernize Data Integration Architecture by Evolving to Support Multiple Integration Styles

Ehtisham Zaidi, Principal Research Analyst, Gartner

Most organizations are struggling to renovate with their core foundational information capabilities involving data integration which act as an inhibitor to digital business success. Data Integration is a core element within the information infrastructure which extends beyond just ETL or data delivery in batch mode.

Key issues:
1. How are successful organizations expanding their integration architecture to real-time scenarios including steaming ingestion of data and data virtualization?
2. What are the use cases that the organizations can unlock through better integration planning?
3. What does the vendor landscape look like and what are the next steps to renovate your integration portfolios for success?


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Tuesday / 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Workshop: How to Get Your MDM Program Set Up for a Winning Start

Bill O'Kane, Research VP, Gartner

Participants will collaborate in identification of major pitfalls and bottlenecks in early stages of MDM projects, and design resolutions for overcoming them.

• What areas of initial effort are most critical for MDM program success?
• What techniques can you use to make your initial program efforts effective and communicable?
• What strategic benefits will be achieved by following this framework?


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Tuesday / 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Ask the Analyst: Enabling Self-Service Analytics in the Business

Cindi Howson, Research VP, Gartner

Self-service analytics lets users ask and answer their own questions with little help from IT. IT shifts from the role of doer to enabler. Must such agility lead to chaos? How can IT empower the business while still ensuring a degree of control and governance?


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Tuesday / 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Case Study: Enabling Innovation by Empowering Everyone at Lurie Children’s Hospital to “Speak” Data

Jenifer Cartland, VP, Data & Analytics, Children's Hospital of Chicago

Analytics is at the center of innovation efforts for most organizations. Lurie Children’s Hospital is no exception. Yet organizations often struggle with how to ensure that every staff member can fully leverage analytics insights to optimize the decisions they make and business outcomes. This presentation will show how our hospital is tackling this by expanding data literacy among leadership, staff and physicians.

Tuesday / 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Digital Twins — Better IoT-Driven Decisions

Alfonso Velosa, Research VP, Gartner

The rise of digital twins is the next chapter of the relationship between IoT and digital business. The building block for IoT is the instrumented thing. In a significant number of IoT use cases, what is emerging as the most new and important related IT innovation is the digital twin representation that enables stakeholders the ability to monitor, analyze and make decisions about the actual thing, its context, and its current and future state.

Tuesday / 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Diversity in Data and Analytics Fuels Innovation on the Path to Digital Transformation

Debra Logan, VP & Gartner Fellow, Gartner

Data and analytics, the centerpiece of digital business transformation, is becoming pervasive in the organization. A lack of skills, bias and delivering on a mandate around innovation are key barriers to success. Data and analytics leaders have an opportunity to lead the rest of IT in leveraging diversity to address these challenges. What is the business case for diversity? Why is data and analytics better suited than other areas of IT to leverage diversity to achieve business objectives? What are the basic elements of a successful diversity and inclusion strategy?

Tuesday / 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Exclusive Forum for Insurance: Applying Data and Analytics for Digital Transformation in Insurance

Kimberly Harris-Ferrante, VP Distinguished Analyst, Gartner

As digital strategies mature, insurers are applying data and analytics in new ways to disrupt the industry and transform. This includes the monetization of data, improved use of IoT and increasingly more focus on AI. This session will explore the latest phase of digital transformation and highlight how industry leaders are successfully using data and analytics to support business success in the digital era.

Tuesday / 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

How to Create an Impactful Data Quality Program

Guido De Simoni, Research Director, Gartner

Quality insights required by digital business depend on trusted, high-quality data. However, data quality is often treated as after-thought inconvenience. How can data quality programs make high business impact from day one? What are the top trends of the modern data quality practices and tools? What does a successful data quality program look like?

Tuesday / 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Linking Data to Outcome — Communicating the Value

Andrew White, VP Distinguished Analyst, Gartner

One of the greatest challenges with all data and analytics programs is how to demonstrate to business leaders the connection between data, its use, its governance and improvement in business outcomes. This research brings together the range of tools, template and toolkits needed to arm yourself with the necessary skills and capabilities.

Key issues:
• What is the role of data in improved business outcomes?
• How to connect data to outcome?
• Best practice for connecting data to outcome?

Tuesday / 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Meetup: AI Maturity & Experiences

Where are you at in maturing your AI capabilities and has it made any strategic impact on the business yet? Does the incremental value vs. past approaches justify the expenses and effort? Meetups are interactive and self-facilitated small group discussions for end-user attendees to build relationships and gain new perspectives. Please make every effort to attend your Meetup as your peers will be looking forward to meeting with you.


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Tuesday / 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Meetup: Building Analytic Maturity

Are you building an analytics program including data governance, appropriate processes, identifying a technology platform and improving the people skills required to produce and consume advanced analytics. What strategies have you employed to educate, recruit and retain analytic talent? How have you ensured that leaders understand and leverage the advanced analytic methodologies and results? What technology platforms / strategies are you employing? Meetups are interactive and self-facilitated small group discussions for end-user attendees to build relationships and gain new perspectives. Please make every effort to attend your Meetup as your peers will be looking forward to meeting with you.


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Tuesday / 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Meetup: GDPR Regulation Compliance

Compliance with the European GDPR comes into effect on 25 May 2018. Join your peers to discuss your understanding of the implications and requirements. How are you developing an effective approach to compliance? What do you see others doing? Meetups are interactive and self-facilitated small group discussions for end-user attendees to build relationships and gain new perspectives. Please make every effort to attend your Meetup as your peers will be looking forward to meeting with you.


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Tuesday / 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Reshape Your Data Integration Strategy for Bringing Order to Data Chaos

Eric Thoo, Research Director, Gartner

Data integration challenges go extreme as digitization proliferates real-time flow of data across a multitude of platforms. Harnessing data at the speed of business moments compels enterprises to handle pervasive integration demands — of new and less-technical personas, data delivery in a mix of virtualization, latency and granularity, and techniques of artificial intelligence and data hub strategy — for better flexibility.

• What digital disruptions are creating data integration challenges?
• How are data integration technologies evolving to embrace highly distributed and hyperconnected digital environments?
• How can organizations adapt to ensure relevance of their data integration strategy?

Tuesday / 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

The State of BI and Analytics: The Move Toward Automated Insights Generation

Joao Tapadinhas, Research VP, Gartner

The BI and analytics platform continues to evolve by offering more sophisticated analytics capabilities to a broader range of users, with easier and more automated self-service capabilities. From natural language processing to augmented data discovery, from data harmonization to automated predictive modelling, learn how the BI and analytics platform is evolving and how it can impact your business.

Tuesday / 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Use Decision Management to Operationalize Analytics

W. Roy Schulte, VP Distinguished Analyst, Gartner

Companies make their processes smarter by incorporating prescriptive analytics, rules and scoring-based decision services in production systems. Decision management is a collaboration among data, analytics, app dev., BPM and business leaders. What are best practices for deploying analytics into operations? How do you choose the right analytics? What is decision “modeling” and where does it apply?

Tuesday / 10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Understanding the Value of Gartner: Data and Analytics Programs

Jamie Harmon Mcgill, New Client Engagement Speciali, Gartner

Discover how you can leverage Gartner’s wide range of resources on data and analytics, from market dynamics, strategy research, tools & templates, to vendor insights and implementation guides. This initiative offers insights and best practices that can help you deliver market-differentiating strategies and practices that can scale with business ambitions.

Tuesday / 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Agile Modern BI at the National Grid

Rory Abbazio, Portfolio Director of Data Analytics and Cloud Innovation, National Grid

Over the past two years National Grid has made a cultural shift to see data as an asset - now we are maximizing our data through self-service analytics, with governance as the enabler. Our embrace of modern Business Intelligence doesn’t mean traditional Business Intelligence is irrelevant: we still have canned reports and use asynchronous data, but we have added a new set of modern capabilities in our effort to become the best and “bring energy to life.” Our success was not overnight, but was industrialized through an incremental evolution and the formation of an indelible IT and business partnership.

Tuesday / 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Alexa, Tell Me Why Artificial Intelligence Matters

Bob Messier, Senior Business Director, SAS

Once the stuff of sci-fi legend, AI makes it possible for machines to learn from experience, adjust to new input and perform human-like tasks. Scary smart or really not? You decide! Let’s go beyond the buzz and talk about where, why and how AI is changing the way organizations do business – and how it fits in to our rapidly-evolving world.


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Tuesday / 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Connect Intelligence with Action

Andrea Azzolina, Director of Data Services, JetBlue Airways
Michael O'Connell, Chief Analytics Officer, TIBCO

Leading organizations use multiple solutions, fusing data virtualization with visual, predictive, and streaming analytics, to provide a foundation for optimizing business operations. Learn how TIBCO Connected Intelligence technologies act like a digital nervous system, infusing intelligence throughout your organization, generating actionable insights in real time, and capitalizing on them. Hear from JetBlue how the airline is working with TIBCO to connect intelligence with action across multiple departments and business challenges to improve efficiency, natural disaster responsiveness, customer satisfaction, and crewmember engagement.

Tuesday / 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Creating an Analytics Culture To Support Digital Evolution with IoT

Michael Corcoran, Senior Vice President, CMO, Information Builders

Building a thriving analytics culture is the key to success in the digital evolution that is driving business trends and reshaping enterprise practices. In this presentation, you will learn how to bring together the supporting approaches, technologies, and organizational roles, and the relationship between human decision-making and IoT for richer, more actionable data and analytics.

Tuesday / 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Data Science in 2018 and Beyond

What started as a “big data” disruption has quickly evolved into a transformation of the entire space of predictive analytics. As technologists in industries try to grapple with this accelerating pace of change, the space of “data science” has emerged as an intersection between classical predictive analytics and forward-looking computational statistics. In this session, the creator of Anaconda and PyData provides a fresh, comprehensive perspective on the current innovation landscape and what comes next.

Tuesday / 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Data Science Roadmap Development

Develop your enterprise data science roadmap based on best practices from companies that support thousands of data scientists in a variety of roles. Attendees will come away from this hands-on session with the knowledge they need to assess the three T's (Tools, Technology, and Talent) at their organization and map their journey to data science success.


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Tuesday / 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Empowering Everyone to Ask the Right Questions, Share Information, and Get Answers That Drive Results

Ron Karas, Sr Solution Consultant, Domo

How should an organization approach and disseminate data to all business users? What role do BI, IT, and analytics teams play in empowering users to ask questions, collaborate on what questions need to be answered, and take action around data? Join Ron Karas, Sr. Sales Consultant at Domo, as he leads an insightful discussion and shares what he’s seen work best throughout his experience in helping companies deliver new and innovative ways of empowering their business users with data.


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Tuesday / 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Real World AI: Putting Power In Everyones Hands

Francois Lopitaux, Senior Director, Product Management, Salesforce

AI promises to make workers ever more productive by augmenting the decisions they make with relevant information. But in practice, how can you deliver algorithmic insights at scale to all employees at the moment of action? Join this session to see some real-world examples of augmented intelligence in action, such as how you can make every salesperson better at price negotiation.

Tuesday / 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

SAP Customer Panel: Successes using SAP for Digital Transformation

Jon McManus, Director - Information Technologies, Parkland Health and Hospital System
Gaja Nagarajan, MD, Cloud & Enterprise Apps, Maxim Integrated
Josh Dritz, Directory Inventory Optimizaton, Cardinal Health
Nic Smith, Senior Director of Marketing, SAP

It’s no secret that information is the currency of digital business. In this session SAP customers, Cardinal Health, Maxim Integrated, and Parkland Health & Hospital System, will share best practices and lessons learned from their digital transformation journeys. Learn how to deliver a holistic, end-to-end data management and analytics solution. And hear their tips and tricks for connecting data and analytics to business outcomes.

Tuesday / 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Search & AI-Driven Analytics: ThoughtSpot Customer Panel Featuring Dick’s Sporting Goods, Milwaukee Tool, and True Blue

Greig DeSautel, Sr. Mgr Business Intelligence, Milwaukee Tool
Ryan Miller, Director, Business Systems & Process, Dick's Sporting Goods
Sathish Koteshwar, Vice President, Business Intelligence, TRUEBLUE INC.

Despite billions invested in analytics technology over the years, adoption rates continue to challenge even the most data-driven organizations. Data visionaries like Dick's Sporting Goods, Milwaukee Tool, and TrueBlue have met this challenge by giving everyone in their organizations access to Search & AI-Driven Analytics from ThoughtSpot. Come hear how the combination of search and automated insights has liberated their data teams by giving business people the ability to answer their own ad-hoc questions from billions of rows of data in seconds.

Tuesday / 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Attendee Lunch

Tuesday / 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Elite Program Lunch: 3 Steps to a Plan of Action

Join us for this lunch, offered exclusively to Elite Program delegates. A Gartner analyst will lead you through 3 steps that will help you be successful with data & analytics.
•Define your data & analytics strategy based on our trusted insights.
•Make the right decisions around people, process and technology, faster, with our strategic advice to help guide you in the right direction.
•Learn best practices for scaling the value of your data and analytics strategy and initiatives


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Tuesday / 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Exhibit Showcase Dessert Reception

Tuesday / 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Learning Lab

DATUM will be offering exclusive Learning Lab sessions on key topics including data leadership, communicating the value of data, getting started with New Product Introduction (NPI), thinking beyond General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) readiness, and the value of data catalogs.

**Please see pdf attachment for full Learning Lab schedule.

Tuesday / 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Making Modern BI and Analytics a Reality in your Organization

Sangeeta Edwin, Director, Business Intelligence COE, Rockwell Automation
Jay Schiele, Bicoe Intelligence Lead, Rockwell Automation
Darryl Strosberg, Sr. Manager, BI Platform Services, Adobe Systems
Troy Mahr, BI COE Architecture Manager, Rockwell Automation
Bryan Smith , TECH SOLUTIONS PROF BI, SSM Managers, Microsoft

Join us for lunch and learn how analytics leaders are empowering their corporations with Microsoft solutions. From enabling the connected enterprise at Rockwell Automation to empowering customers designing and delivering exceptional digital experiences at Adobe, the analytics leaders of tomorrow are empowering everyone in their organizations through accessible, scalable and governed analyses with built-in intelligence.

Tuesday / 12:15 PM - 12:35 PM

Don’t let MDM Stand in the Way of Rapid Results!

Michael Ott, Senior Vice President, Innovative Systems

Organizations are focused on business process improvement (BPI) in key areas including analytics, customer experience, digital transformation and GDPR compliance. A 360° view is critical for supporting advancements in any of these areas. Business users want results now, but often need to wait many months or years before an MDM infrastructure is in place – and potentially more months or years after that until all data sources are integrated with high enough data quality to support the desired BPI.

This session will present an alternative approach to enabling an accurate 360° view that supports BPI in any of these areas, but that can be accomplished with far less time, cost and resources. A case study will show how typical issues were overcome by using this alternative approach to enable improvement in analytics.

Attendees will learn:
- Why the typical approaches to a 360° view often fail to deliver on time
- What the key components are in an effective alternative approach
- How one organization implemented that approach for analytics – and the resulting benefits

Tuesday / 12:15 PM - 12:35 PM

Dundas Data Visualization: How Voice Controlled Analytics Can Drive Powerful Insight 10x Faster

Mariana Stoica, VP of R&D and Professional Services, Dundas Data Visualization, Inc.
Samantha Morris, CEO, Profunda Analytics

Dundas Data Visualization: Self-service BI tools are designed to enable everyone but in reality the self-service portion stops at the analysts that knows how the tool should be operated. Voice controlled analytics done right changes that. Profunda Analytics leveraged the flexible Dundas BI platform to create a system that empowers senior managers to interact with BI systems in the way that their human mind works. A system that allows to ask questions verbally and immediately get contextualized answers.

Tuesday / 12:45 PM - 1:05 PM

BI & Analytics For Everyone, Everywhere: How Radical Innovation is Making Flexible Self-Service a Reality

We’re on a mission to bring BI and analytics to everyone, everywhere. Sisense is developing radically innovative ways to allow business users to independently connect, mash-up, prepare and visualize data. We’re redefining what modern BI should look like. Join us to see how you’ll be able to analyze data from a large volume and variety of sources in ways you’ve never imagined. Reveal the insights you’ve been missing, in just a matter of minutes!

Tuesday / 12:45 PM - 1:05 PM

Going from Data to Analytics to AI with SAS

Andrew Christian, Principal Solutions Architect, SAS
Diana Shaw, Senior Solutions Architect, SAS Institute

AI offers the promise of genuine human-to-machine interaction. Imagine machines that understand requests, connect data points and draw conclusions. That reason, observe and plan. Sound trippy? In fact, the science behind AI isn’t new. And for SAS, AI is naturally a part of advanced analytics. But cutting-edge applications for it are changing the world. Come learn how AI, machine learning and deep learning augment human effort, experience and insights. You’ll also see how SAS is using these nascent technologies to help detect, diagnose and treat cancer.

Tuesday / 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Enable Self-Service Analytics using Multiple BI Tools

Soyeb Barot, Research Director, Gartner

Self-service analytics can't be achieved solely with the right set of tools. It must be embedded within the underlying data management architecture. Come join us to learn how to identify user segments, capabilities, and the architecture to develop an Analytics Development Lifecycle to effectively build a fully Self Serviced Analytics Platform.

Tuesday / 1:15 PM - 1:35 PM

Converging Analytics and Transactions to Unlock Real-Time Opportunities

MemSQL: Data infrastructures commonly support a variety of workloads, from managing transactions for operational systems to discovering insights for new opportunities.

Traditionally, mixed workloads required specialized databases designed for transactions, analytics, search, geospatial, and more to maximize performance and scale.

Now, handling mixed workloads in one database is possible by leveraging a converged system built on distributed infrastructure.

Come see the latest in database technology and how it’s unlocking new opportunities in analytics and real-time applications.

Tuesday / 1:15 PM - 1:35 PM

Why Customer Data Platforms are the Heart of Digital Transformation

George Corugedo, CTO, RedPoint Global Inc.

Driving digital transformation in the modern data-driven world is a vital component of continued success. Customer Data Platforms are key to accomplishing this, enabling enterprises to collect multiple types of data at multiple cadences, and connect it all so that organizations can derive meaningful insights. The best results will come from operationalizing and activating data to automate decisions using machine learning in real-time. Learn how enterprises are using Customer Data Platforms to achieve business outcomes.

Tuesday / 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Gartner Client Case Study: Navigating the Sponsorship and Adoption of DNA within the Business Culture

John Kimmet, Head of Strategy, Marketing Ops, and Analytics , Celgene

John Kimmet, Head of Strategy, Marketing Ops, and Analytics at Celgene presents his Sales and Marketing business lens and experience as a current leader of DNA change in his organization and how to navigate the inherent complexities of sponsorship and adoption of DNA in his organization and beyond.

Tuesday / 1:45 PM - 2:30 PM

Ask the Analyst: Customer Analytics — Your Questions Answered

Gareth Herschel, Research VP, Gartner

Customer Analytics is a top priority for organizations, but encompasses an incredibly diverse set of topics from metrics to AI. This is an open session for you to ask any questions you would like answered about customer analytics trends, best practices and technologies.


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Tuesday / 1:45 PM - 2:30 PM

Ask the Analyst: Negotiating with Oracle and SAP

Donald Feinberg, VP Distinguished Analyst, Gartner

As megavendors, Oracle and SAP have large portfolios of products. Negotiating with them can be scary, complex and difficult, there are many tactics that can be used to minimize the difficulty. In the session, we will answer your questions about Oracle and SAP negotiation tactics ranging from understanding the products they want to sell the most to what competitors give leverage in negotiations.


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Tuesday / 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

Exclusive Forum for Public Sector Roundtable: Setting the Stage — Designing a Clear Data & Analytics Strategy

Rick Howard, Research VP, Gartner

In this session, attendees will discuss best practices as well as common challenges in creating a culture of data sharing across government programs and agencies. Considerations include:
- Why does my organization need a data and analytics strategy?
- What are some key elements of a successful data and analytics strategy?
- What data management policies will help me manage risk?


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Tuesday / 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Ask the Analyst: Break Free From Your BI Plateau — Kickstart Adoption, Value and Maturity

Alys Woodward, Research Director, Gartner

This session will advise on how to give your initiative a jump start. Aimed at data and analytics leaders whose programmes are in the early stages of maturity, it will answer the following questions:
- How to find new opportunities for BI to deliver value in your organization
- How to identify new users who will support the drive towards analytical maturity
- How to make BI work in an apathetic organization


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Tuesday / 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

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

Jeff Cribbs, Research VP, Gartner

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

Tuesday / 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Exclusive Forum for Healthcare Providers: Putting Value at the Center of Health Provider Analytics

Laura Craft, Research VP, Gartner

Do you ever wonder whether others in the industry are more advanced than you? If so, the answer is yes and you are already behind. This session will create urgency for putting value at the center of the healthcare analytics strategy and illustrate why failing to do so puts your HDO at risk.
This session will:
1. Review why ignoring analytics in today’s healthcare environment is a dangerous path
2. Cast a picture of overall industry maturity and direction
3. Present industry case studies delivering value


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Tuesday / 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

From BI to AI: Focus on Business Outcomes to Architect Your Data and Analytics Platform

Joao Tapadinhas, Research VP, Gartner

From business intelligence to artificial intelligence, there is a broad range of analytics capabilities to pick from and myriad ways to connect them to deliver use cases. Apply the Gartner analytics evolution framework to shift focus from technology implementation to business outcomes impact. Learn how to architect a business-oriented data and analytics platform, and develop the analytics evolution roadmap to deliver it.

Tuesday / 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Hadoop and Spark: Understanding Open-Source Opportunities and Risks

Merv Adrian, Research VP, Gartner

As companies build foundational data and analytics infrastructure with Spark and Hadoop, the market continues to evolve in new and dynamic ways, and increasingly away from the Hadoop value proposition. Learn how these technologies are used in enterprises today and how they will evolve to face tomorrow’s use cases and scenarios.

• What are the use cases for Hadoop and Spark?
• How will these technologies evolve over the next three to five years?
• How do you prepare for an uncertain future for Hadoop, Spark and emerging technologies?

Tuesday / 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Magic Quadrant Power Session: Analytics and BI Platforms (ABI), Data Science & Machine Learning Platforms and Data & Analytics Service Providers

Carlie J. Idoine, Research Director, Gartner
Cindi Howson, Research VP, Gartner
Jorgen Heizenberg, Research Director, Gartner
Neil Chandler, Managing VP, Gartner

This session will go into the details behind the 2018 Magic Quadrants for ABI Platforms and Data Science and Machine Learning platforms and Data & Analytics Service Providers.

Tuesday / 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Maturing MDM to Achieve Maximum Business Benefits

Dimitris Geragas, VP Consulting, Gartner

Gartner's master data management (MDM) maturity model provides a framework to measure, and then progress, the maturity level of your organization's MDM capabilities. How is MDM being progressed today and how does this explain evolving MDM maturity? How can you use the Gartner MDM maturity model to develop your MDM program? How can you manage your MDM program to deliver optimal business results?

Tuesday / 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Meetup: Data Breach Key Takeaways & Lessons Learned

Do you believe there should be more stringent rules to protect consumer data and consequences in case of a breach? What are your risk management best practices and how do you deploy them across your enterprise? Share key takeaways and lessons learned. Meetups are interactive and self-facilitated small group discussions for end-user attendees to build relationships and gain new perspectives. Please make every effort to attend your Meetup as your peers will be looking forward to meeting with you.


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Tuesday / 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Meetup: Leveraging Enterprise Data Lakes for Self-service & Operational Reporting

If properly setup, enterprise data lakes can enable your business partners with the ability to access and understand relevant data. What has your experience been with building an enterprise data lake? Have you successfully leveraged tools for both self-service & operational reporting purposes? Are there any situations when you needed to have different tools for self-service vs operational reporting scenarios? Meetups are interactive and self-facilitated small group discussions for end-user attendees to build relationships and gain new perspectives. Please make every effort to attend your Meetup as your peers will be looking forward to meeting with you.


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Tuesday / 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Meetup: The Peaks and Pits of Leveraging Analytics in Midsize Enterprises

Meet with peers from other midsize financial services organizations to discuss your journey with analytics. What are some of the highlights you have experienced? What pitfalls did you experience and how can you avoid these in the future?


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Tuesday / 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

The D&A Leader's Guide to Digital Ethics: Leading the Enterprise in the Digital Society

Frank Buytendijk, VP & Gartner Fellow, Gartner

In just five years time, digital ethics has grown from an interesting future trend to a core business necessity. Organizations that are rounding out their digital businesses label it a Top 3 priority. But how do we move the discussion from compliance and risk, to building business value? Which types of ethics work in the digital business, and which ones do not? What does "ethics by design" look like?

Tuesday / 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

The State of Data and Analytics Governance: Align Risk, Optimization and Data Value Initiatives

Kurt Schlegel, Research VP, Gartner

Governance is one of the most difficult challenges faced by organizations aiming to drive business value through data and analytics programs. This session discusses good, best and next practices for effective governance and addresses: What is the state of data and analytics governance today. How to better address governance issues to get back on track. Where is governance heading and how can we align with its trajectory.

Tuesday / 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Value (for) Your Customer: What GDPR and General Privacy Mean for Consent and Analytics

Bart Willemsen, Research Director, Gartner

Does current privacy really mean you can't touch any data for analytics anymore, unless you have explicit consent? Of course not. But whether for marketing, service personalization or plain performance analytics, all have a potential privacy impact. Protecting privacy while retaining information value, means organizations must re-architect their analytics process design.

Tuesday / 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

What the Internet of Things Means for Your Data and Analytics Capabilities

Ted Friedman, VP Distinguished Analyst, Gartner

You think 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 / 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Advancing CX Analytics Maturity for Better Customer Experiences

Melissa Davis, Research Director, Gartner

The customer analytics maturity model provides data and analytics leaders with a roadmap to analytics maturity in their organization, data, analytics, applications and decisioning to improve customer experiences. How do organizations advance the customer analytics strategy to improve the customer experience? What best practices must data and analytics leaders adopt?

Tuesday / 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

CDO Circle Workshop: Governance, Advocacy and Empowerment: How Do Leading CDOs Strike the Balance?

Valerie A. Logan, Research Director, Gartner
Mike Rollings, Research VP, Gartner

Data and analytics is becoming a major part of how business is done and this requires advocating for a variety of governance decisions within the context of business use – not all of them are within the CDOs responsibilities. It is a delicate balance of advocacy, empowerment and compliance vital to maximize value of these assets and the responsible usage of data. This session will help data and analytics leaders strike this delicate balance. *** Executive table discussion to follow. ***


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Tuesday / 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Driving Analytics Success With Data Engineering

Nick Heudecker, Research VP, Gartner

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

• What do data engineers do, anyway?
• What are the necessary data engineering skills?
• Where do data engineers fit in your data and analytics program?

Tuesday / 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Everything You Need to Know About Data Ownership, Rights and Sovereignty (but Were Afraid to Ask)

Douglas Laney, VP Distinguished Analyst, Gartner

You may think you own your own data, but it’s likely the courts would not entirely agree. Nor do insurance organizations, governments or the accounting profession. The stakes are high and the risks may be higher for your organization if you don’t appreciate the nuances of information property rights.

Tuesday / 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Exclusive Forum for Banking and Securities Workshop: Proceeding With Blockchain

Rajesh Kandaswamy, Research VP, Gartner

While blockchain has captured everyone's attention, enterprises are in early stages of the blockchain journey. The objective of this workshop is to help executives understand the value of blockchain and how they should proceed. This workshop will help participants understand the business value of blockchain, how to uncover opportunities and what are the key considerations for the success in blockchain initiatives.


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Tuesday / 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Exclusive Forum for Insurance Workshop: Leveraging AI for Success in Digital Insurance

Kimberly Harris-Ferrante, VP Distinguished Analyst, Gartner

AI has quickly become one of the hottest topics among P&C and life insurers. Adoption is growing and the use cases multiplying as early adopters explore how to apply this technology across the value chain. This workshop will explore the use cases, issues and opportunities for the use of the range of AI in insurance including robotics, cognitive and chatbots. Attendees will learn how to best apply AI for business success and the impact that AI will have on the industry at large.


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Tuesday / 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Expanding Business Models for Data Value and Monetization

Lydia Clougherty Jones, Research Director, Gartner

Acquiring data access and data rights is crucial to digital business strategy. This research provides a roadmap for data and analytics leaders to develop a comprehensive contract and licensing model across the universe of data sources. What are data rights? How to acquire data from the business/consumer/government ecosystem? Best practices for linking rights, data use, value and monetization?

Tuesday / 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

How to Transform and Run Your Data and Analytics Organization Like a Startup

Jim Hare, Research VP, Gartner

Most data and analytics organizations are inwardly focused rather than operating their team like a startup. Leaders are now looking at ways to not only transform how the team thinks and acts but also at ways to drive innovation. In this thought-provoking session, data and analytics leaders will learn best practices on how to transform and run their organizations like a startup.

Tuesday / 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Meetup: Creating Value and Monetize your Data Assets

How are you creating value and monetize your data assets? What best practices or key strategies have proven successful and what lessons have you learned? What hurdles are you facing? Meetups are interactive and self-facilitated small group discussions for end-user attendees to build relationships and gain new perspectives. Please make every effort to attend your Meetup as your peers will be looking forward to meeting with you.


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Tuesday / 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Meetup: Innovative Analytics Watch List and Investment Planning

What should data and analytics leaders do to take advantage of new innovations while leveraging existing investments? How do you prioritize your technology investments? Which vendors are you watching? What top 3 or 4 innovations are you tracking or planning to investigating, and what value do you expect they will provide? Meetups are interactive and self-facilitated small group discussions for end-user attendees to build relationships and gain new perspectives. Please make every effort to attend your Meetup as your peers will be looking forward to meeting with you.


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Tuesday / 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Meetup: Machine Learning - Human Intervention Required

AI is sparking lots of conversation. How will it change our professional and personal lives? Join this meetup to talk about what new roles and responsibilities are emerging in your organization and other enterprises that intersect with your world thanks to the rise of machine intelligence. What skills need to be developed? What functional areas must advance? Meetups are interactive and self-facilitated small group discussions for end-user attendees to build relationships and gain new perspectives. Please make every effort to attend your Meetup as your peers will be looking forward to meeting with you.


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Tuesday / 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Planning for and Impact of Cloud-Enabled MDM

Michael Patrick Moran, Research VP, Gartner

As cloud-based MDM becomes more widely available, data and analytics leaders should understand key planning factors and their impacts to support informed decision making. What are key factors that influence planning for cloud-based MDM? What are the impacts on software vendors and end users of cloud-based MDM solutions? How can the key factors be used to make informed decisions about whether and when to migrate to cloud-based MDM?

Tuesday / 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Roundtable: AI Governance — Trust, Transparency and Diversity

Svetlana Sicular, Research VP, Gartner

AI governance builds upon information and analytics governance, and extends them to AI-specific concerns. The attendees will discuss their main concerns about AI governance and the ways to resolve these concerns. They will identify the parts of the known data and analytics governance approaches applied to AI, and what to add.


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Tuesday / 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

The Convergence of Analytics Services and Software Into Servware – Take Advantage of It

Jorgen Heizenberg, Research Director, Gartner

Analytics service providers are adding software to their services. Analytics software vendors are adding services to their software. The result are packaged analytical solutions or Servware. This session explores the concept of Servware and highlights how data and analytics leaders can take advantage.

Tuesday / 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Use Data Virtualization to Increase Business Agility and Connect Your Universe of Data

Eric Thoo, Research Director, Gartner

A proliferation of data of interests in massive-scale and highly distributed digital landscapes inhibits timely delivery of data for analytics, MDM and a broadening span of critical information use cases. Enterprises need to expand their agility for shared data access using data virtualization by evaluating their current data integration architectures, suitable usage and technologies.

• What are the basics of data virtualization technology and its major use cases?
• How should organizations use data virtualization to modernize their data integration strategy?
• What is the state of data virtualization technology in the market?

Tuesday / 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Are Data Scientists Even Necessary? Five Use Cases of Data Science Automation by AI.

Ryohei Fujimaki, Research Fellow, Advanced Analytics, NEC

Hiring experienced data scientists is a key challenge in successful predictive and prescriptive analytics. Yet this is about to change. NEC’s innovative AI technology delivers accurate predictions in hours automatically. Join us and explore 5 industry use cases covering Customer Relations, ERP, Digital Marketing, Risk Management, and Supply & Demand, along with a solution demonstration.

Tuesday / 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Building an Agile Analytics Platform from Scratch

Sam Wong, Head of Analytics and Data Science, Quadreal

QuadReal Property Group was recently formed to manage and grow bcIMC’s portfolio of over $24.5 billion in real estate assets. To drive data-informed business decisions, we decided to create an integrated analytics platform from scratch. How? By utilizing an agile methodology for design and build, acquiring a technology stack, initiating a Governance Program, and augmenting skills with external expertise. Come hear our story.

Tuesday / 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

CDAO Huddle: Roundtable for CDO/CAOs

Farouk Ferchichi, Leadership Partner, Gartner
Joe Pignatello, Leadership Partner, Gartner
David Newman, Leadership Partner, Gartner

This roundtable discussion focuses on Metrics and Measurement for the CDO/CAOs and Business success.


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Tuesday / 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Data Governance Fuels New Analytics Insights at Toyota

Smail Haddad, Senior Director Data Governance & Delivery, Toyota Motor North America

Learn how Toyota is utilizing Informatica Intelligent Cloud and Data Governance solutions to transform its business data into information assets. By governing data for collaborative analysis, the team at Toyota is making key decisions regarding products, customers, vendors, and manufacturing even faster.

Tuesday / 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Data Literacy is Essential for Creating an Insights Driven Organization: Building a Culture of Data Driven Decision Making

In today’s environment of digital transformation and Big Data, the most competitive businesses will be those that most successfully harness insights from their abundant data. This has made it essential for companies and organizations to become Data Literate. Come join a roundtable hosted by Qlik as we hear from experts in the world of data about how data literacy is improving organizations and helping them take the next step forward.


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Tuesday / 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

From Theory to Reality: Real World Business Transformations Achieved Through Data Transformation

Rex Ahlstrom, Chief Strategy & Technology Officer, BackOffice Associates
Tyler Warden, VP, Solution Management, BackOffice Associates

Business Transformation requires Data Transformation. Learn how three companies moved from Data Management and Governance theory to successful implementations that changed their business. These real world stories give insights into the challenges, solutions, best practices and lessons learned from data transformation.

Tuesday / 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

How a Leading Telco Achieves Interactive Operational Analytics at Scale

Todd Mostak, CEO, MapD
Jason Sanders, Sr Mgr-Technology, Verizon Wireless

In this session you’ll learn how Verizon, the leading telco provider in the US, leverages the breakthrough operational analytics capabilities of MapD. Verizon's commercial data systems team interacts with over 10 billion rows of data, at extreme speeds, to improve service availability, increase personnel efficiency, and provide industry-leading network reliability. Learn how GPU acceleration enables these interactive operational analytics, including big geospatial analytics and data science, all in milliseconds.

Tuesday / 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

How The Home Depot Develops Best in Class Data Quality

Serena Garner, Director, Enterprise Item Data, The Home Depot

A central data repository is a primary foundation of product data quality, but well-staffed teams and comprehensive governance and support processes are needed to optimize application use and ensure data quality throughout the product lifecycle. In this session, we will discuss how product data management at The Home Depot has evolved over the past 10 years and the positive impact that the resulting data quality has had on the enterprise.

Tuesday / 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Realizing the Full Value of Data Warehousing in the Cloud

Alex Gutow, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Cloudera

While cloud plays a critical role in modern data and analytic strategies, it’s important to understand how to best leverage these environments across workloads to maximize value for analysts and IT alike. During this session, we’ll discuss considerations when migrating data warehousing in the cloud as well as common design patterns. Additional topics include:
Best practices and workloads considerations from ad hoc to reporting
Enabling self-service analytics without risk
Hybrid and multi-cloud strategies
Real-world successes

Tuesday / 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Talk Data to Me

Francois Ajenstat, Chief Product Officer, Tableau

A relaxed and informal setting for Gartner attendees to engage with Tableau experts and talk about….whatever comes up! It might be tips & tricks for newbies to experts, best practice dashboard designs, maximizing Server, or new ways to use Tableau. Bring us your questions: this is your forum to tell us what you want to talk about.


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Tuesday / 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

The Journey of Global Self Service Analytics with Celestica

JAMES DAVISON, Senior Architect of Data Analytics, Celestica

Celestica enables the world’s best brands by solving their complex technical challenges – helping them realize greater value, potential and outcomes. Come and learn how Celestica is changing the conversations with the power of predictive analytics and enabling business users to gain instant insights with self-service analytics.

Tuesday / 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Decision Automation

Paul Haskins, VP Consulting, Gartner

Data has enabled business to reflect the state of processes, assets, services and products to an increasingly fine grain. With analytics we have manipulated and visualized the data for human consumption. However to achieve real value we need to turn this data in to action.  In this presentation we will highlight competitive advantage from decision automation and a simple for model these critical business moments.

Tuesday / 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Networking Break

Tuesday / 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Guest Keynote: When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing

Daniel Pink, Best-selling Author,

Tuesday / 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Exhibit Showcase Reception

Tuesday / 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Learning Lab

DATUM will be offering exclusive Learning Lab sessions on key topics including data leadership, communicating the value of data, getting started with New Product Introduction (NPI), thinking beyond General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) readiness, and the value of data catalogs.

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Tuesday / 6:20 PM - 6:40 PM

Make way for the Agile Single Customer View. Say goodbye to the old ways of Master Data Management and embrace the future.

Andrew Chumney, PB, Pitney Bowes

Did you get burnt? Are you one of the thousands that implemented MDM only to find it too rigid, inflexible and ultimately failing to meet the expectations of the business?

Reboot your thinking, apply Graph and uncover the relationships between people, places and things.

Andrew Chumney, MDM implementation veteran, argues for a new approach to mastering customer information.

The agile single customer view helps organizations start fast and understand customers without replacing existing technologies.

Tuesday / 6:20 PM - 6:40 PM

Reaching Critical Mass in Your Enterprise Data Architecture

John Morrell, Senior Director, Product Marketing, Datameer

While many companies run successful data-driven initiatives, the key new challenge for the Chief Data Officer is to expand their enterprise data architecture to be a full-fledged "data as a service" platform that scales across the organization. In this session, hear real-world cases of how companies such as Royal Bank of Canada, Pinsight Media, and Citigroup reached critical mass and are delivering on the enterprise-wide data-as-a-service promise today.

Tuesday / 6:50 PM - 7:10 PM

Monetize Your Data with Embedded BI

Porter Thorndike, VP of R&D, Information Builders

Embedding analytics right into the application and workflow that your users are already using is a surefire way to maximize adoption rate. Increasingly, organizations are embedding analytics into their customer facing applications to increase revenue and differentiate their offerings against their competitors. In this session you will see real life examples and use cases of how modern, innovative organizations are monetizing their data using Embedded BI.

Tuesday / 6:50 PM - 7:10 PM

Who's Cataloging Your Data? The Foundation for Analytics Innovation at Pfizer

Stephanie McReynolds, VP of Marketing, Alation
Neil Patel, Data Science Director, Pfizer

Years of research and reorganization led to the creation of Pfizer's Data Science Workbench. The Data Science Workbench is a set of tools and reimagined data stewardship processes that help Pfizer use data more effectively across the organization. For example, today the Data Science Workbench ensures that analysis carried out through the entire product lifecycle is completed effectively by connecting subject matters experts, efficient processes, and data redundancy.

Hear how Pfizer rethought everything from training to collaboration and adopted an enterprise data catalog as a core component of the Data Science Workbench.

Tuesday / 7:20 PM - 7:40 PM

Leverage open source analytics database to deliver high-performance analytics at scale

James McLaurin, Principle Solution Architect, MariaDB

Gartner mentioned that by 2018, more than 70% of new in-house applications will be developed on an Open source DBMS. Join our session to learn how you can leverage open source analytics database to deliver high-performance analytics at scale with simplified data ingestion via data adapters, semi-structured/unstructured data analysis via text and binary columns, and custom analytical functions via a user-defined aggregate/window API.

Tuesday / 7:20 PM - 7:40 PM

No BI User Left Behind: Bridging Legacy and Modern Platforms With Self-Service Data

As companies have replatformed their data analytics infrastructure to data lakes and cloud platforms, BI users have become more dependent on IT and data engineering teams than ever before. As a result, the grand vision of self-service has fallen out of reach, and data analytics has become limited by the availability of software engineers. In this talk we will explore a new open source platform for self-service data that complements existing investments in BI tools, data lakes, and data warehouses, and leaves no BI user behind in the transition to modern systems for data analytics.

Day 4 / Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Wednesday / 6:00 AM - 7:00 AM

Sunrise Yoga


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Wednesday / 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Hyatt Shuttle Schedule

Wednesday / 7:15 AM - 8:15 AM

Avoid Analytic Traps with AI

Brian McGoff, Global Business Unit Executive, IBM Business Analytics

In today’s digital economy, you live or die by how well you know, trust, and use your data. Join us to learn how the right mixture of trusted internal and external data, governance, and augmented intelligence are helping organizations satisfy customers, increase operational efficiency, mitigate risk, and drive innovation. See how infusing traditional analytics with capabilities like machine learning and embedded “Smarts” can help you avoid the most common traps in your analytics journey..

Wednesday / 7:15 AM - 8:15 AM

Breakfast for all Attendees: Networking by Topic

Wednesday / 7:15 AM - 6:30 PM

Enterprise IT Leaders 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 / 7:15 AM - 6:30 PM

Registration

Wednesday / 7:15 AM - 8:15 AM

Women and Diversity Breakfast - Innovation, Diversity and Market Growth

Laura Sherbin, Co-President / Managing Partner, Center for Talent Innovation & Hewlett Consulting Partners
Cindi Howson, Research VP, Gartner


Hear from Laura Sherbin, co-president at the Center for Talent Innovation. Laura is an economist who specializes in the creation of competitive advantage through inclusion and diversity. Laura will share her findings and research on diversity in the marketplace, followed by an interview facilitated by Cindi Howson, Gartner Research Vice President.


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Wednesday / 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM

Guest Keynote: The Long View: AI Directions, Challenges and Futures

Eric Horvitz, Technical Fellow & Director , Microsoft

Wednesday / 9:15 AM - 9:45 AM

Metadata for Effective Data Management

Thornton Jared Craig, Research Director, Gartner

Modern high volume and high velocity data pipelines create multiple sources of metadata, and most of this metadata goes unused. Come join us to learn how metadata management solutions can enable organizations to capture, categorize, and use metadata to streamline data usage and implement data governance.

Wednesday / 9:15 AM - 9:45 AM

Networking Break

Wednesday / 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Ask the Analyst: Decision Management and Decision Models

W. Roy Schulte, VP Distinguished Analyst, Gartner
Erick Brethenoux, Research Director, Gartner

Decision management tools and techniques help data and analytics leaders operationalize analytics, business rules and machine learning. This interactive session will discuss attendee questions on trends, industry standards and best practices.
What kind of business decisions should use formal decision management techniques?
How do decision models differ from other kinds of analytical models?


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Wednesday / 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Ask the Analyst: How to Be Appointed as a Chief Data Officer

Mario Faria, Managing VP, Gartner

By 2019, 90% of the large global organizations will have a CDO. However, the majority of Data and Analytics Leaders do not know what to do to be appointed to this executive position. This session will allow the participants to ask questions on how they can create a plan for their succession.


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Wednesday / 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Exclusive Forum for Insurance Roundtable: Best Practices in Applying Analytics in Insurance

Kimberly Harris-Ferrante, VP Distinguished Analyst, Gartner

This roundtable will explore the best practices in applying analytics in various insurance business areas — pricing, underwriting, customer service and claims. Participants will discuss what type of analytics work best, what data is used for maximum benefit and what impact these analytics make on business success.


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Wednesday / 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Data Management: The Impact and Cost of Cloud Practices and Technology Options

Adam M. Ronthal, Research Director, Gartner

In this session, we explore the current state of the cloud market for DBMS.

• What are the appropriate use cases?
• What are the different deployment options?
• How are pricing models changing, and what is the impact on cost of ownership?
• Who are the key vendors — both cloud service providers and ISVs?

Wednesday / 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Adopt a Data Hub Strategy: Stop Blindly Integrating Data and Start With Governing It

Andrew White, VP Distinguished Analyst, Gartner

Organizations are starting to connect the dots with what started out as distinct and even separate programs across MDM, application data management, information stewardship, and governing data and analytics. This research explores and explains what a data hub strategy is and how you should introduce it to start to maximize investment in data and analytics and increase productivity.

• What are data integration hubs and how do they support data sharing and governance?
• How and where to start a data hub strategy?
• What are the best approaches to architect and deploy data hubs?

Wednesday / 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Analytic and BI Platforms for Midsize Enterprises - Who, What & Why? (exclusive for Midsize Enterprise Attendees)

Are you partnering with a traditional vendor or a disruptor? Why? What have been the benefits and pitfalls? What are you doing to exploit/mitigate respectively? Meetups are interactive and self-facilitated small group discussions for end-user attendees to build relationships and gain new perspectives. Please make every effort to attend your Meetup as your peers will be looking forward to meeting with you.


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Wednesday / 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Apples and Oranges: Picking the Right Data Science and Machine Learning Platform

Carlie J. Idoine, Research Director, Gartner

The data science and machine learning platform market is a crowded and confusing space. This presentation provides a prescriptive approach for understanding the similarities and differences of various "clusters" in the market and gives guidance on how to choose given your requirements.
Key Issues:
What are the clusters that are currently at play?
Who are representative vendors in each of the clusters?
How to I pick based on my requirements?

Wednesday / 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Case Study: Innovation Reinvented: 185 years of Growth

Ashish Bayas, Chief Technology Officer, Navistar

While Navistar has the strongest connected vehicle offerings in the trucking industry today, major change is brewing. The disruption coming to the industry can’t be met by small incremental improvement to our current offerings. Data is the crude oil of the future, and we must leverage our data to be easier to do business with, to be faster at repairing vehicles and seamless to work with across our ecosystem. Ease, speed and seamlessness are foundational to creating the customer experience of tomorrow. We need to play as if it’s overtime. A transformation is coming that will turn the industry on its head, and we have to be ready with transformational offerings that make our customers’ lives better. The digital frontier is here.

Wednesday / 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Doing Good With Data: How to Impact Society and Create a “Data for Good" Culture

Cindi Howson, Research VP, Gartner

Consumers are increasingly buying from companies with a culture of doing good in the world and their communities. Do buyers also evaluate corporate ethics in technology buying? This session reviews case studies of customers and vendors that are impacting society. New survey data will show how much culture, ethics and diversity influence tech buying as well as performance and innovation in Analytics and BI vendors. The session also provides a framework on how your own company can start a similar initiative.

Wednesday / 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Engaging Decision Makers Through Data Storytelling

James Laurence Richardson, Research Director, 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?

Wednesday / 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Exclusive Forum for Midsize Enterprise: How Midsized Enterprises Can Use Data and Analytics to Survive and Thrive

Alan D. Duncan, Research VP, Gartner

Business and technology leaders within midsized enterprises are increasingly recognizing that information adds value beyond mere operational efficiency and performance management. So how can midsized organisations take full advantage of the opportunities that data and analytics afford? How do you establish the necessary organizational capabilities? And how do you cultivate a data-driven mindset?


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Wednesday / 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Meetup: Leadership, Skills and Roles Critical to Data and Analytics Success

New roles have emerged over the last few years and/or new skills and competencies are required for existing roles. What best practices or key strategies have proven successful and what lessons have you learned? Meetups are interactive and self-facilitated small group discussions for end-user attendees to build relationships and gain new perspectives. Please make every effort to attend your Meetup as your peers will be looking forward to meeting with you.


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Wednesday / 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Meetup: Security and Privacy - The Stakes are High

How are you addressing heightened concerns about security and privacy (for example, GDPR)? What best practices or key strategies have proven successful and what lessons have you learned? What hurdles are you facing? Meetups are interactive and self-facilitated small group discussions for end-user attendees to build relationships and gain new perspectives. Please make every effort to attend your Meetup as your peers will be looking forward to meeting with you.


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Wednesday / 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Practicing MDM in the Absence of an Enterprise MDM Solution

Michael Patrick Moran, Research VP, Gartner

Gartner defines MDM as a practice and a discipline supported by enabling technology. Learn how you can practice MDM and set your organization up for success without the use of a packaged MDM solution. Why is MDM more than technology? What are the critical path dependencies that enable successful MDM practice? Can you make use of "enabling technologies“ other than enterprise MDM solutions to support your MDM requirements?

Wednesday / 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Rage Against the Machine Intelligence: Human Intervention Required

Carlton E. Sapp, Research Director, Gartner

The rage against machine intelligence (AI) has begun. It is fueled by significant changes in technology automation in an attempt to transform to a data-driven, digital business that D&A leaders presses ahead at full speed. But what are the critical competencies, new roles and responsibilities emerging thanks to the rise of machine intelligence? What skills need to be developed? What functional areas must advance?

Wednesday / 9:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Workshop: Data Literacy — Assessment and Development to Bridge the Gap

Valerie A. Logan, Research Director, 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 your own level of data literacy? How data literate is your organization? What approaches can you bring back to your organization to begin to drive awareness and improvements in data literacy, and how will you know it is making a real difference?


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Wednesday / 9:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Workshop: No GDPR or Similar Headaches? Do a Privacy Impact Assessment Quick Scan First!

Bart Willemsen, Research Director, Gartner

A PIA (privacy impact assessment) can be a documentation burden sometimes. Still, it is imperative that organizations understand how privacy compliance enables business outcomes, and how to improve control over their privacy operation in general. This workshop guides attendees through a quick scan approach for a PIA by following our Toolkit, and allows for comparative discussion among peers.


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Wednesday / 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Applying Lean Principles in Pilot Flying J’s Multidomain Master and Reference Data Program

Conrad Chuang, Director, Industry Solutions, Orchestra Networks
Anita LaJuett, Enterprise Data Services Manager, Pilot Travel Centers LLC

Pilot Flying J is the largest operator of travel centers in North America. Welcoming 1.3M+ guests per day at over 750 locations requires a “lean” organization - not just in operations, but also in IT and data management. Join us and learn how Antia LaJuett, and her team at Pilot Flying J, apply lean principles to advocate, implement, and operate their multidomain MDM program connecting “people and places with comfort, care and a smile at every stop".

Wednesday / 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Creating Business Value with Prescriptive Analytics, AI & Optimization

Horia Tipi, Practice Leader, Optimization, FICO

In a volatile business environment of fast-moving competitors, assembling ML and prescriptive solutions at the speed of thought is key to your company gaining an ever-compounding advantage. This session will review established practices, dissect techniques and pitfalls, and showcase the benefits of rapidly and iteratively applying analytics. Join Horia Tipi, FICO’s Global Optimization Practice Leader, as he details the key elements of successfully utilizing Machine Learning and Prescriptive Analytics for business operations and use cases.

Wednesday / 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

CROSSMARK: Connecting the World’s Top Retailers and Brands with Networked Analytics

Pedro Arellano, Vice President of Product Strategy, Birst, an Infor Company
Mike Anderson, SVP & CIO, CROSSMARK

CROSSMARK helps the world’s largest retailers and brands make smarter business decisions. Tasked with supplying custom analytics across tens of thousands of users, CROSSMARK’s leaders realized their existing process – relying on manual data movement, cube farms, and desktop discovery tools – would not scale and resulted in disconnected data silos. Learn how CROSSMARK employs networked analytics to connect merchandising, campaign planning and product placement decisions. In this session you will also learn about Birst, CROSSMARK’s BI and analytics partner.

Wednesday / 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Data Analytics, ML, and IoT: Next Gen Architectures on AWS

Rahul Pathak, GM, AWS, Amazon Web Services

Recent trends in Big Data, Serverless Computing, Machine Learning (ML), and Internet-of-Things (IoT) are changing the way customers approach their data and analytics solutions. In this session, we’ll cover next-gen architectures used for common use cases including data lake analytics, fraud detection, clickstream analytics, and IoT processing. We’ll then discuss how you can build an agile, next-gen solution with AWS, and show how the solution can easily and quickly scale to meet future needs cost-effectively

Wednesday / 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Digital Transformation Demands Faster, More Productive Data Science

William Merchan, Chief Strategy Officer, DataScience.com

The key to accelerating digital transformation? Deploy quality machine learning solutions faster to operationalize decisions. With this mandate- organizations are racing to hire more data scientists, but many are still not realizing the value of these teams and face roadblocks trying to scale their efforts. In this talk, we will share distinct strategies for leading more productive data science teams, and discuss steps analytical leaders can take today to meet growing demands for AI and machine learning use cases.

Wednesday / 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

No-Magic-Wands: The Benefits and Dangers of Automated Machine Learning

Ingo Mierswa, Founder & President, RapidMiner

Automated machine learning promised data scientists a better, faster way to build models. But the reality is, it hasn't matched the hype so far. Most automated machine learning solutions are black boxes that restrict the ability of data scientists to understand how the models work. Putting models like these into production is reckless and sometimes even dangerous. Is this the end of the citizen data scientist then? Not necessarily, but we do need a new approach to data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. Automated machine learning needs to guide analysts and not overrule their decisions. Novel approaches need to focus on productivity first and on democratization second. Most importantly, they need to deliver reliable models which stop putting organizations or people at risk.

Join Dr. Ingo Mierswa, RapidMiner Founder and President, for an in-depth discussion on automated machine learning. We will explore:

• What automated machine learning can do to help accelerate building machine learning models
• What are the dangers and what could go wrong
• How the different groups of data scientists can use automated machine learning
• How to do it right and get the most benefit out of automated machine learning

Wednesday / 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Your Modern and Agile Master Data Management Journey Starts with Dell Boomi

Geoff Bockelmann, Product Manager, MDM, Dell Boomi

"Providing trusted data for business decision making is critical to driving competitiveness and success. As business stakeholders continually add more data sources to your hybrid IT landscape, traditional data management processes and integration facilities are proving to have outlived their original design.

Learn how Dell Boomi Master Data Hub’s integration focused approach breaks with the old master data management practices with an agile mastering solution that meets the requirements of a data-driven digital enterprise."

Wednesday / 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Attendee Lunch

Wednesday / 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Enterprise Elite Program Lunch: Strategies for Pursuing AI Adoption

Joe Bugajski, Managing VP, Gartner
Mario Faria, Managing VP, Gartner
Scott Archibald, VP, Member Acquisition, Gartner
Vivek Dixit, VP, Team Manager, Gartner

Data and analytics leaders realize artificial intelligence (AI) provides game-changing capabilities for information strategies, but how can they maximize business value? This elite lunch will foster a peer discussion about the most valuable business opportunities, use cases and overcoming roadblocks to success


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Wednesday / 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Exhibit Showcase Dessert Reception

Wednesday / 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Focusing on Business Outcomes with the Teradata Analytics Platform

Sri Raghavan, Senior Global Product Marketing Manager, Teradata

With the recent launch of the Teradata Analytics Platform we will discuss:
• The evolution of Teradata’s advanced analytics solution and a sample of critical business challenges that it addresses
• Integration of Open source and commercial technologies to provide the flexibility and enhance the Data Scientist and Analyst user experiences
• De-risking your analytics platform choices with the ability to incorporate cutting-edge analytics and easily move across multiple deployment options while delivering analytic core competencies

Wednesday / 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Learning Lab

DATUM will be offering exclusive Learning Lab sessions on key topics including data leadership, communicating the value of data, getting started with New Product Introduction (NPI), thinking beyond General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) readiness, and the value of data catalogs.

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Wednesday / 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Six Forces Shaping the Analytics Economy

Bob Messier, Senior Business Director, SAS

Welcome to the analytics economy, where we deal in the currency of data-driven value. Where any and every insight is a new data point. And by quickly and continuously compounding those insights, you speed up innovation and disruption. In this session, we’ll explore the foundational elements of the analytics economy – that’s the careful management of your data resources – as well as the opportunities and challenges on the horizon.

Wednesday / 12:00 PM - 12:20 PM

From Aggregation to Orchestration How to Become a Large-Scale Data Innovator

As businesses and industries forge a way ahead by strongly aligning their organizations around data, it's become more important than ever for companies to be able to use their existing talented employees on the new frontier of data science. In this talk we'll explore how to democratize data science and leverage your teams existing underused analysts to collaborate at scale on an end-to-end platform made for both data scientist and analyst users.

Wednesday / 12:30 PM - 12:50 PM

BI on Big Data with Instant Response Times at Verizon

Ajay Anand, VP Products & Marketing, Kyvos Insights, Inc
Paritosh Rohilla, Senior Solutions Architect (Corporate Data Lake) , Verizon

While many organizations have set up data lakes to bring in data from diverse sources, their business users have not been able to utilize this data due to complexity and slow query response times. In this talk we will describe how Verizon addressed this challenge by creating a BI Consumption Layer on Big Data, empowering their business teams to get insights from data at any scale, instantly, and with no learning curve.

Wednesday / 12:30 PM - 12:50 PM

The Do and Don'ts of BI-on-The-Data-Lake

Chris Crotts, IS National Mgr, Toyota
Mark Ramsey, SVP, R&D Data, GSK

Join Mark Ramsey (CDO, GlaxoSmithKline) and Chris Crotts (CDO, Toyota) in this interactive session as they reveal their recipe for success for BI-on-The-Data-Lake. You'll hear how GSK managed to capture 100% of their unstructured data across 250 use-cases by building a modern "Big Data Ecosystem". And you'll learn how Toyota thrived in an industry were data volume will soon be 10,000 times larger than it is today. Bring your questions and your passion to this engaging session!

Wednesday / 1:00 PM - 1:20 PM

Mapping & location analytics in business intelligence

Ryan Baumann, Director of Solutions Engineering, Mapbox

Businesses in finance, government, telecomms, insurance and more are rethinking the how they analyze their geospatial data. Enterprises are increasingly considering “build vs buy” scenarios when it comes to their geospatial analytics stack. This session will cover how Tableau, MicroStrategy, Domo, and IBM Cognos are using Mapbox’s mapping & location tools, and how the FCC, Ookla, and Liberty Mutual developed their own custom geospatial tools.

Wednesday / 1:00 PM - 1:20 PM

The Intelligent Data Pipeline: Your Key to Delivering on Big Data, Machine Learning and IoT Promises

Creating a data democracy where data scientists and analysts have access to the data they need when they need it requires delivering reusable data pipelines to easily onboard, blend and prepare any data from any source moving at any speed – without much IT involvement. With a key focus on real customer use cases and best practices, this presentation will help you enable your teams to deliver real outcomes from big data, machine learning and IoT initiatives in today’s heterogenous IT and complex data worlds.

Wednesday / 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Gartner Client Case Study: D&A Journey at Rockwell

Sangeeta Edwin, Head of D&A @ Rockwell Automation will discuss the data and analytics D&A evolution and journey in a company where data and analytics is perceived by management as a future strategic capability to enhancing and growing the business.  Farouk Ferchichi, Leadership Partner @ Gartner and former CDAO will co-present with Sangeeta.


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Wednesday / 1:45 PM - 2:30 PM

Ask the Analyst: AI and the Vertical Industry Approach

Moutusi Sau, Principal Research Analyst, Gartner

We are witnessing a rapid increase in usage of AI tools in solving vertical industry problems. Different industries have varying levels of attractive values amongst the suite of AI products. Understanding the vertical industry problem and using AI to solve it needs a vertical industry strategy. Open forum to ask the analyst any questions on AI and applicability to vertical industry approach.


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Wednesday / 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

Exclusive Forum for Banking and Securities Roundtable: Applying Analytics Effectively in Banking and Securities

Rajesh Kandaswamy, Research VP, Gartner

This round table is a forum to discuss how firms are exploiting analytics technologies in new ways. We will discuss topics that cover how analytics and related technologies are being used to achieve business goals, the challenges that organizations encounter and successful approaches in overcoming them.


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Wednesday / 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

Roundtable: Creating Meaningful Business Metrics

Kurt Schlegel, Research VP, Gartner

In this analyst led roundtable, peers will have an opportunity to share their experiences in how to create a more powerful metrics framework and to make performance measurement the key focal point of their analytics strategy.


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Wednesday / 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

Roundtable: Getting your CEO commitment to support the Data and Analytics programs

Mario Faria, Managing VP, Gartner

Data and Analytics fuel the digital transformation. Without a leader that pushes for how data should be managed and how analytics should be deployed, the change in business models to adopt digital principles and to adapt a new way of thinking will never happen. In this session, the participants will share how they are convincing their CEO to put data management and analytics principles on the digital agenda by exploiting your leadership and influence.


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Wednesday / 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Data Hubs, Lakes and Warehouses: Choosing the Core of Your Digital Platform

Ted Friedman, VP Distinguished 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?

Wednesday / 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Exclusive Forum for Public Sector: AI Is Infiltrating Government. Now Is the Time to Upgrade Your Data Strategy

Rick Howard, Research VP, Gartner

With the arrival of AI in the public sector, government CIOs and CDOs must ensure their data strategy can support the successful deployment of AI-enhanced applications and services. This presentation provides a framework for extracting knowledge from data and identifying use cases where AI can be applied to augment and improve human decision making in the government.


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Wednesday / 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Gartner Magic Quadrant Power Session: Enterprise Data Management

Mark A. Beyer, VP Distinguished Analyst, Gartner
Merv Adrian, Research VP, Gartner
Roxane Edjlali, Research Director, Gartner
Michael Patrick Moran, Research VP, Gartner
Ian A. Bertram, Managing VP, Gartner

The old world of managing data just for transactions or just for analytics is being challenged. This session cuts across and through the old markets for data warehousing, master data management and data integration tools and covers the strengths of existing platforms as the evolve toward their new role to support broader data governance in the digital business era. The following Magic Quadrants will be presented: Data integration platforms, data warehouse and data management solutions for analytics, operational DBMS, data quality tools and MDM platforms.

Wednesday / 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Machine Learning Is the New Hiring Manager

Ron Hanscome, Research VP, Gartner

New ways of automating decision making within the recruitment process through matching of talent supply and demand has the potential to revolutionize how we all get jobs. In this session, we will evaluate the various applications of machine learning in recruiting and staffing —
maturity, performance, impact and potential for transforming how hiring managers source talent.

Wednesday / 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Meetup: Critical factors in establishing trust through effective data and analytics governance

Join this meetup to discuss critical factors in establishing trust through effective data and analytics governance. What are the essential elements of governance? What are the business benefits to the implementation of governance? How can organizations go about implementation of effective governance programs? Meetups are interactive and self-facilitated small group discussions for end-user attendees to build relationships and gain new perspectives. Please make every effort to attend your Meetup as your peers will be looking forward to meeting with you.


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Wednesday / 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Meetup: Mastering Master Data Management

What are the discipline and technology components of a successful MDM program? What are the business benefits of successful MDM programs? What are the critical path dependencies that enable successful MDM practice? How can you make use of existing "enabling technologies" to support your MDM requirements? Meetups are interactive and self-facilitated small group discussions for end-user attendees to build relationships and gain new perspectives. Please make every effort to attend your Meetup as your peers will be looking forward to meeting with you.


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Wednesday / 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Meetup: Organizational structures and diversity driving data and analytics initiatives

Leveraging organizational structures and diversity (for example, gender, data and thought) can drive your data and analytics initiatives and digital transformation. What is the business case for diversity? Why is data and analytics better suited than other areas of IT to leverage diversity to achieve business objectives? What are the basic elements of a successful diversity and inclusion strategy? Meetups are interactive and self-facilitated small group discussions for end-user attendees to build relationships and gain new perspectives. Please make every effort to attend your Meetup as your peers will be looking forward to meeting with you.


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Wednesday / 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Real Truth of Artificial Intelligence

Whit Andrews, VP Distinguished Analyst, Gartner

Applications of machine learning are increasingly in reach of organizations willing to invest time to combine efforts with vendors and service providers to harness them. Learn how projects using "cognitive" and artificial intelligence technology have been developed, and how you'll know when they're ready for you.

• What is artificial intelligence?
• How will organizations benefit from artificial intelligence?
• How will organizations succeed in employing artificial intelligence?

Wednesday / 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Soft Skills Are Hard! How to Establish a Data-Driven Culture.

Alan D. Duncan, Research VP, Gartner

Data and analytics are at the heart of digital business. Implementing modern analytics technology is challenging enough, but success also requires a shift in organisational culture — and influencing people to change is hard! This foundational session will explore the "soft" skills that every data and analytics leader needs to succeed. What does it mean to lead a data-driven organisation? How to overcome barriers to cultural change? How to implement data and analytics as a core driver of digital business?

Wednesday / 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

The Impact of VR, AR and Machine Learning on Analytics

Marty Resnick, Research Director, Gartner

Immersive technologies such as virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) offer an innovative way to visualize and understand complex data sets. The combination of immersive tech and machine learning have created a new and effective way for organizations to visualize and gain actionable insights from their data. This session will explore the use of these technologies, and how companies are utilizing them to support their data and analytics strategies.

Wednesday / 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

The Impacts of GDPR on MDM: Why You Need a 360-Degree View of the Data Subject

Simon James Walker, Principal Research Analyst, Gartner

The General Data Protection Regulation will be enforced on 25 May 2018. Data and analytics leaders must urgently assess the impacts of this upon their information governance and MDM programs as the cumulative amount and sensitivity of personal data being processed makes for a high-risk environment.

Wednesday / 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

The State of Social Analytics in 2018

Jenny Sussin, Managing VP, Gartner

Social analytics has matured over the past five years to a point where keyword analysis, topic analysis and sentiment analysis have become standard. But we still have core problems: most social analytics is text-only, leaving out the images which paint 2018's social networks. Most social analytics projects are managed outside the core analytics organization, leaving social data strategies disconnected from the rest of the business. In this session we'll recap the current and future states of social analytics and what you can do to utilize this massive dataset.

Wednesday / 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Workshop: How to Negotiate With the Megavendors (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP) to Optimize Costs and Mitigate Risk

Donald Feinberg, VP Distinguished Analyst, Gartner
Melanie Alexander, Principal Research Analyst, Gartner

This session will cover overall trends, leverage points and issues associated with negotiations with the four major megavendors: IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and SAP. Major topics addressed will be negotiation, cost containment and contracting.


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Wednesday / 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Achieve Self-Service Data and Analytics at Scale

Carlie J. Idoine, Research Director, Gartner

Many have embraced self-service data and analytics, but the success of implementations varies. This presentation will provide best practices and lessons learned to help evolve in a way that facilitates self-service at scale and eliminates self-serving approaches. The session will explore:

• What environment best supports a self-service approach?
• What, beyond technology, should be used to guide a self-service approach?
• What does the future of self-service data and analytics hold?

Wednesday / 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Five Best Practices Data and Analytics Leaders Can Learn From Spy Agencies

Jim Hare, Research VP, Gartner

The primary mission of a spy agency is to collect, analyze, and share intelligence to help government and military leaders make better informed strategic and tactical decisions. While the internal workings of most spy organizations is classified, much can be learned from best practices found in publicly available sources and applying it to the business world. A must attend session for data and analytics leaders looking to create the next world-class analytics organization.

Wednesday / 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

From Pointless to Profitable: Using Data Lakes for Sustainable Analytics Innovation

Nick Heudecker, Research VP, Gartner

Data lakes are the latest must-have in information management. But why? This session explores benefits and requirements of a data lake, as well as how your organization can use this concept to drive analytics-based innovation.

• How does a data lake fit into your data and analytics story?
• What are the technology and architectural options for data lakes?
• What critical capabilities does your data lake need?

Wednesday / 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

How Complexity Becomes Your Competitive Advantage

Gareth Herschel, Research VP, Gartner

Fragmenting channels, diverse customer expectations, new competitors, dynamic pricing, complex supply chains, crowdsourcing ... modern business is inherently complex, and becoming more so. Instead of trying to limit complexity, advances in analytics, decision management and IoT enable us to not just manage complexity, but to increase it, to turn the ability to master it into a competitive differentiator.

Wednesday / 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Information as a Second Language (ISL) — Enabling Data Literacy for Digital Society

Valerie A. Logan, Research Director, Gartner

Introducing the term ISL/I2L (information as a second language) as an umbrella for driving data literacy as a core, strategic business discipline. Why is it critical to assess diversity of your information and analytics community? How can you recognize areas inhibited by shared language? How can you take initial steps to bridge the communications gap and establish your ISL foundation?

Wednesday / 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Meetup: Analytics and BI Strategies Best Practices for Midsize Enterprises

Join your peers from Midsize Enterprises to compare best practices for Analytics & BI Strategies. Share your stories, discuss key challenges, and offer advice from your experiences.
Which strategies are you exploring to extend the use of analytics to all users throughout the organization?
Which new technologies are you considering to enable the universal creation of, and access to, analytic insight and which vendors will deliver them?


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Wednesday / 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Meetup: Create a Compelling Business Case for Data Quality Programs

How are you building a business case to support your data quality program? How are your connecting data quality with key business outcome. How are you defining data quality metrics that matter and communicating with business stakeholders to get their full engagement? Meetups are interactive and self-facilitated small group discussions for end-user attendees to build relationships and gain new perspectives. Please make every effort to attend your Meetup as your peers will be looking forward to meeting with you.


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Wednesday / 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Meetup: Data and Analytics Technology Markets and Vendors

Navigating the rapidly evolving landscape of data and analytics technology markets and vendors is a daunting task. Join this meetup to discuss your resource strategies and current and future partnerships. Meetups are interactive and self-facilitated small group discussions for end-user attendees to build relationships and gain new perspectives. Please make every effort to attend your Meetup as your peers will be looking forward to meeting with you.


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Wednesday / 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Top Four Reasons Your MDM Program Will Fail and How to Avoid Them

Bill O'Kane, Research VP, Gartner

Master data management implementation programs contain several diverse risk areas that must be recognized and addressed in order to ensure success. This session focuses on the four most common situations that cause unexpected issues, delays and program failure while attempting to implement MDM. What are the most common reasons for failure in MDM programs? What tools are available from Gartner to reduce or eliminate these risks? What are program best practices to ensure ongoing success in MDM programs?

Wednesday / 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

What's Wrong With Master Data Management? From MDM to Application Data Management.

Andrew White, VP Distinguished Analyst, Gartner

MDM is thought to be too big, too complex, only for large organizations, and too complex. As always, there is some truth into these issues but reality is now clearer. We explore a newer, better “road map” to link what business application data needs to governed and by whom for better business outcomes.
- What Went Wrong with MDM?
- What is Application Data Management?
- How can you get started with Application Data Management today?

Wednesday / 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Why Privacy Is an Opportunity to Drive Data Value

Lydia Clougherty Jones, Research Director, Gartner

Privacy misperceptions about monetizing personal data needlessly constrain business value. This research shows data and analytics leaders how to correct these misperceptions. How do I recast privacy as a value-driven opportunity? What are best practices for updating privacy programs to enable the monetization of personal data? How do I engage stakeholders leery of monetizing personal data?

Wednesday / 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

The Smart Factory: Intelligence Augmentation in High-Tech Device Manufacturing

Ahmer Srivastava, Director of Analytics, HDD Wafer Operations, Western Digital Corporation

Incorporating industrial IoT and big data systems in an operating manufacturing environment poses many challenges. But in the competitive environment of semiconductor and storage device manufacturing, achieving the highest operational efficiency is an imperative. This session will:

· Explore the challenges and opportunities for intelligence augmentation in a smart factory.
· Discuss what drives the need for integrated data systems, the structural elements of an implementation and future opportunities.
· Examine examples of how these systems can contribute to the bottom line.

Wednesday / 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Data & Analytics Huddle: Speed-Up Improvements to Your Data and Analytics by Leveraging the Challenges of the Digital Revolution

Ibrahim Itani, Executive Director – Leader of Big Data & Analytics Platforms , Verizon
David Newman, Leadership Partner, Gartner

Hear how DNA Leaders leverage their organization’s Digital journey to generate momentum for their Data and Analytics strategy. Regardless of the pace-of-change towards becoming Digital, it is still a powerful triggering event for improving your Data and Analytic (DNA) capabilities.


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Wednesday / 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Innovative self-serve BI capability with low through-lifecycle cost

Dinesh Khaladkar, President & CEO, eQ-Technologic

eQube®-BI delivers on eQ’s vision of ‘Democratizing BI’. Power of BI is firmly shifted to end users. eQube-BI’s sentence-based analytics lets the end users ask questions in plain English and get answers with intuitive visualizations. Data is blended from multiple systems in memory honoring security rules that ensures users see only authorized data. IT support costs are dramatically reduced as eQube-BI keeps data where it belongs, avoiding costly efforts of extracting and copying data.

Wednesday / 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Instant Insight: Digital Transformation at the Speed of Thought

Steve Bickerton, Senior Director, SAP Analytics COE

What differentiates the disruptors from the disrupted? The contextual insight needed to make better decisions at the speed of thought. The challenge is fragmented data management and analytics capabilities, that don’t enable people to take immediate action within a business process. Join this interactive session on how integrated, end-to-end capabilities drive greater business value.


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Wednesday / 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Is Your Data and Analytics Ready for AI? Are You?

Julie Lockner, Director, Offering Management & Portfolio Operations, IBM Analytics
Brian McGoff, Global Business Unit Executive, IBM Business Analytics

Ensure you have the proper data and analytics governance in place for trusted self-service and enterprise reporting. Poor data and bad Analytics makes big impact on your business and creates significant roadblocks along the path to AI. Join IBM and other leading companies at this roundtable discussion exploring best practices on how to prepare, publish and protect your data and analytics to drive actionable insights while mitigating risk.


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Wednesday / 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

The Changing Role of the Database Administrator in the Cloud  

Ken Rugg, Chief Product & Strategy Officer, EnterpriseDB

DBAs once owned all things database related. With the advent of the cloud, Database as a Service (dbPaaS), automation, and DevOps, the DBA’s role and responsibilities are rapidly evolving. This talk will explore the impact of these changes.

- The differences between the DBA of the past and the one of the future.
- The changing expectations of business leaders for operational excellence and economics.
- Where new database paradigms like dbPaaS, containers and managed cloud services fit.

Wednesday / 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Transforming Your Organization into an Intelligent Enterprise

Susan Cook, EVP, North American Sales, MicroStrategy

Attend this session to learn how leading organizations like Netflix, Coca-Cola, UBS and Hilton Group are digitizing their businesses and revolutionizing the way they work. Find out how you can unleash data-driven innovation in 2018 with best-in-class analytics and mobility applications with the MicroStrategy platform, and discuss how you can realize your initiatives around big data, machine learning, predictive analytics, self-service analytics and AI.


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Wednesday / 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM

Workshop: Applying the Gartner Enterprise Information Management Maturity Model

Douglas Laney, VP Distinguished Analyst, Gartner

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


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Wednesday / 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM

Workshop: Determining the Right Data and Analytics Use Cases for Data Virtualization

Ehtisham Zaidi, Principal Research 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?
3. What are the limitations and "gotchas" that you must be aware of?
4. How do we know if the use case is appropriate to be executed through data virtualization vs. other integration styles like ETL?


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Wednesday / 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Networking Break

Wednesday / 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Outside Data for Internal Decisions, with TalentNeuron

John Wu, Product Management Director, Gartner

Using TalentNeuron’s broad talent market data, to help with internal analytics and decisions, from high level strategy decisions, down to everyday hiring decisions. Using big data techniques to allow true apple to apple comparison that supports high level and front-line talent decisions.

Wednesday / 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Gartner Keynote: Digital 2025: A Rant Against Solutionism, a Plea for Duality and the Struggle for Success

Frank Buytendijk, VP & Gartner Fellow, Gartner

As an IT leader, your scope has changed. From building back office and front office systems, to be in the middle of the digital business. And the next thing is getting clear: the role of your organization in the #digitalsociety. This provocative, fast-paced presentation argues that the Silicon Valley way of creating a better world is short-sighted and misguided. A better understanding of how society works is needed, and every IT leader needs a story here. It is easy to be cynical and "realistic" in today's world, but what we really need is stories of Optimism and Hope. What will be your story?

Day 5 / Thursday, March 8, 2018
Thursday / 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Attendee Breakfast

Thursday / 7:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Enterprise IT Leaders 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 / 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Hyatt Shuttle Schedule

Thursday / 7:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Registration

Thursday / 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

"Get Privacy": Use GDPR as Foundation Guide for Data and Analytics Prerequisites.

Bart Willemsen, Research Director, 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.

Thursday / 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Ask the Analyst: Choosing the Right DBMS for Your Project

Donald Feinberg, VP Distinguished 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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Thursday / 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Ask the Analyst: Stream Analytics Trends, Tools and Best Practices

W. Roy Schulte, VP Distinguished Analyst, Gartner

Event stream processing is moving into the mainstream. This interactive session will discuss attendee questions on stream analytics applications and tools, including open source and commercial products.
• Where are stream analytics being used today?
• What are best practices for getting started?
• How do open source products, such as Spark Streaming, compare to commercial products?


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Thursday / 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Case Study: American Family Insurance: How to Get Buy-in for your Information Strategy

Mary Williams, Enterprise Information Management Senior Specialist, American Family Insurance

Creating a data or information strategy can be easy. The hard part is getting the buy-in and support to actually enable it. Many factors come in to play when it comes to moving from the ideation phase of a strategy to the enablement.

Thursday / 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Cortana, Siri, Alexa and Friends: Welcome to the AI Conversation!

Svetlana Sicular, Research VP, Gartner

Data and analytics leaders have many questions about AI conversational solutions. How do conversational AI benefit my business and my industry? Should I implement chatbots, and if so when? What bot solutions are viable now and how will they fare in the future? This session will give answers to these questions.

Thursday / 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Data and Analytics Strategy Explorations: Strategy as a Process of Continuous Learning

Frank Buytendijk, VP & Gartner Fellow, Gartner

We've always viewed strategy as a rational top-down planning exercise and "learning" as fluffy and intangible. However, in becoming a digital business, operating in uncertain, agile and emergent environments, both views needs to merge. Strategy and continuous learning become one. What does this mean for your data and analytics strategy?

Thursday / 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

End-to-End "Thing" Data — A Key to Success in IoT

Simon James Walker, Principal Research Analyst, Gartner

Maximization of IoT benefit — for both end users and vendors alike — will require an end-to-end master data capability spanning the distributed IoT architecture. Successful implementation of IoT capability requires more than data integration. What is the distributed IoT data architecture? Why is semantic consistency necessary? What are existing examples within the market to illustrate the benefits?

Thursday / 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Exclusive Forum for Healthcare Payers: Final Take-Aways for Healthcare Payer Attendees

Jeff Cribbs, Research VP, Gartner

This session will bring back together the healthcare payer attendees and provide an opportunity to recap and share key themes and messages that came up during the Summit.

The session will include:
A brief recap presentation that will sum up themes and hot topics from the summit.
Time for participant observations and discussion.
Recommendations for putting summit knowledge into action back home.

Thursday / 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Exclusive Forum for Healthcare Providers: Summit Wrap Up for Healthcare Providers

Laura Craft, Research VP, Gartner

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

The session will:
Include a brief presentation that will sum up themes and hot topics from the summit — takeaways from the 1:1s, client conversations, and sessions
Open up for participant input and feedback
End with action items for provider attendees — how to bring the lessons learned from the summit back home


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Thursday / 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

From Self-Service to Enterprise Data Preparation — The Next Wave of Disruption for Pervasive Analytics

Ehtisham Zaidi, Principal Research Analyst, Gartner

Data preparation, when used for the right use cases, can add the much needed flexibility, agility and bimodal integration practices to benefit your aging data management architecture for analytics and operational use case requirements.

Key Issues:
1. How has data preparation evolved to support enterprise data integration and analytics needs?
2. What is the new class of enterprise data preparation tools, and how will that market segment evolve?
3. How can you best leverage and advance data preparation capabilities, while at the same time ensuring consistency and control?

Thursday / 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

If "Enterprise Blockchain" Is the Answer, What Exactly Is the Question?

Rajesh Kandaswamy, Research VP, Gartner

Most enterprise blockchain projects, even in late 2017, are misaligned with the decentralized nature of blockchain technology. The result is plenty of dead-end proof of concept projects. Fewer than 5% of POCs move to production — and this is a good thing, because if they were deployed, the outcome would be disappointment. This session covers avoidable mistakes in blockchain projects and identifies key drivers for success.

This session is aligned to the "banking and securities" track.

Thursday / 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Roundtable: AI and Machine Learning — Organizational Best Practices

Erick Brethenoux, Research Director, Gartner

This session will provide data and analytics leaders a sharing and learning opportunity after the corresponding presentation "How to Avoid Risks in AI and Machine Learning Projects". The attendees will discuss: *What are the biggest organizational challenges to make it work * Which skills and resources are needed and how to orchestrate them * How to deliver and maximize business value


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Thursday / 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Roundtable: How to Create a Compelling Business Case for Data Quality Programs

Alan Dayley, Research VP, Gartner

A compelling business case is the first step to starting or reviving your data quality programs. In this roundtable, we will explore the key elements and steps in building a business case such as: How to tie data quality with key business outcome. How to define data quality metrics that matter. How to communicate with business stakeholders to get their full engagement.


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Thursday / 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Top Trends in Analytics That Will Change Your Business

Gareth Herschel, Research VP, Gartner

From the growth of psychographics, different types of content analytics to the role of AI, graph analytics and streaming data, the role and practice of analytics is fundamentally changing. Understanding the business impact of these changes will allow organizations to define a new strategy for prioritizing and delivering the new capabilities that will drive the digital business.

Thursday / 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM

Workshop: Creating and Sustaining an Effective Data and Analytics Strategy

Andrew White, VP Distinguished Analyst, Gartner

The almost pervasive utilization of data and analytics forces most organizations to rethink their strategy. In this workshop, we will build a strategy framework based on all key factors that need to be considered. Workshop outcome: Review and start developing key outcomes of a data and analytics strategy.


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Thursday / 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM

Workshop: Self-Service Data and Analytics for the Citizen Data Scientist

Carlie J. Idoine, Research Director, Gartner

This workshop focuses on facilitating self-service for the citizen data scientist across the complete data and analytic process. A series of case studies will reinforce the approach and answer the following questions:

• What is different about self-service for the citizen data scientist?
• What is IT's role in the self-service world?
• How do we proactively build and sustain a self-service ecosystem for the citizen data scientist?


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Thursday / 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM

Workshop: Use Gartner's Analytics Evolution Framework to Develop Your Analytics Roadmap

Joao Tapadinhas, Research VP, Gartner

This workshop helps D&A leaders develop a business-outcome-driven analytics evolution roadmap, supported on the right set of data and analytics capabilities. Learn how to:
• Identify and prioritize business outcomes.
• Use Gartner Analytics Atlas to select the right set of analytics capabilities for the expected outcomes.
• Assess readiness for data and analytics capabilities, roles and skills, processes and governance, to select and prioritize deliverables.


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Thursday / 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

A customer driven data strategy your CEO can’t refuse

Chris Stephens, VP - Data Technology, American Eagle Outfitters

If you want to prepare for questions about your data strategy from your Board, CEO, and executive team, this session is for you. Chris Stephens, Vice President of Data Technology at American Eagle Outfitters will share his vision for delivering on a customer-centric strategy, centered on data. He will share a pragmatic approach to truly understanding “What’s it like to be our customer, and what are you going to do about it?”

Thursday / 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Bloomin' Brands: Using MDM as the Foundation for Digital Transformation

Alaina Reasonover, Director, Data Management, Bloomin' Brands

The restaurant industry is currently facing a number of challenges: the ever-increasing expectations of customers, rising operational costs and a complex supply chain. Improving business agility is core to managing each of these issues – a faster, more nimble business can more easily respond to customer needs, move products to market faster, reduce food waste by better matching supply to demand and increase efficiencies across the value chain. To achieve this, technological change is required; ERPs and other legacy systems were designed for a more linear, slower moving world, they were not built to meet real-time customer needs or manage highly asynchronous supply chains. This session will take a deeper look at the way Bloomin’ Brands, one of the world’s largest casual dining companies, is approaching these challenges and their decision to use Master Data Management (MDM) as a foundation for a broader digital transformation initiative.

Thursday / 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Case Study: Red Robin: Managing What’s on the Menu

Scott Ackerman, VP of IT, Technology and Platforms, Red Robin

With recipe, menu, and location data manually defined and managed across multiple systems, Red Robin faced challenges providing consistent and reliable location specific menus to its over 500 stores and digital targets. In partnership with Profisee, Red Robin was able to simplify the management of multiple interrelated sets of information, ensuring consistency while speeding time to market. They automated the entire process for regional hierarchy as well as menu ideation to menu creation. Significant savings are being achieved on menu reprints and data accuracy across systems have improved.

Thursday / 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Getting Past “No”: Overcoming Legal Resistance to Digital Transformation

Matthew Fawcett, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary, NetApp, Inc.

Privacy, security, sovereignty … Oh my! Your digital transformation will inevitably hit roadblocks: operational, technical, financial … and legal. How will you handle, “We can’t do that?” Join Matt Fawcett, NetApp’s General Counsel, for an off the record conversation, as he shares his experiences and lessons on transforming a 25-year old enterprise storage company to the data authority in the hybrid cloud.

Thursday / 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Modernizing Your Data Platform With a Governed Data Lake

Ben Sharma, CEO , Zaloni - Data Lake Company

Digitally transforming your business requires you to modernize your data platform. A data lake is your key to success, but only if architected and managed properly. Ben Sharma, CEO of Zaloni, will present a recommended data lake reference architecture and a set of considerations for management and operations, data mastering, security and governance. If you are concerned with building a data lake that will serve you now and scale for the future, this is a must-attend session.

Thursday / 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Splunk & SONIFI: Redefining the Customer Journey using Machine Data

Clara Merriman, Business Intelligence Engineer, SONIFI Solutions, Inc.
Izzy Park, Senior Product Manager - Business Analyt, Splunk

In the world of customer experience, increased competition and a rapidly evolving world is accelerating the challenge of meeting customer expectations and there is no slowing down in sight. Organizations delivering personalized, engaging experiences across channels are driving customer advocacy, translating into brand loyalty and revenue growth.
In this session, Splunk Product Manager for Customer Experience, Izzy Park, will discuss how organizations like Comcast, ING Bank, and SONIFI use machine data to deliver real-time insights and ‘AHA’ customer interactions. Attend to learn how merging operational information with your customer’s digital footprint in machine data can provide a new dimension into customer journeys that dramatically improve service levels and keep customers coming back from more.
Featured customer speaker Clara Merriman from SONIFI will share her Splunk story; how the SONIFI team uses Splunk to analyze product adoption and sales effectiveness across 1 million hotel rooms, to help drive revenue and enhance the guest experience.

Thursday / 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

US Health Insurance: Implementing a Centralized Reference Data Management Strategy

Join this session to learn how BCBSA, a federation of 36 separate United States health insurance organizations and companies providing health insurance to more than 106 million people, managed to implement an effective, centralized reference data solution and overcome culture change objections.

Thursday / 9:45 AM - 10:15 AM

A Tale of Two BI Standards: Data Warehouses and Data Lakes

Randy Lea, Chief Solutions Officer, Arcadia Data

Data lakes as part of the logical data warehouse (LDW) have entered the trough of disillusionment. Some failures are due to lack of value from businesses focusing on the big “data” challenges and not the big “analytics” opportunity. Data is just data until you analyze it.

While the data management aspect has been fairly well understood over the years, the success of business intelligence (BI) and analytics on data lakes lags behind. In fact, data lakes often fail because they are only accessible by highly-skilled data scientists and not by business users. But BI tools have been able to access data warehouses for years, so what gives?

In this talk, we’ll discuss:
- Why existing BI tools are architected well for data warehouses, but not data lakes.
- The pros and cons of each architecture.
- Why every organization should have two BI standards: one for data warehouses and one for data lakes.

Thursday / 9:45 AM - 10:15 AM

Case Study: Cloud Migration Supports Aptus Health’s Multichannel Marketing Approach

Jason Laws, VP Product and Customer Enablement, Wherescape
Steve Gordon, Director of Software Engineering, Aptus Health
Alethea Granberg, Sr. Director, Product Development, Aptus Health

Join Aptus Health’s Senior Director of Product Development Alethea Granberg and Director of Software Engineering Stephen Gordon as they discuss the company’s decision and journey to move its data infrastructure to the cloud to better serve its health and life sciences customers. Learn the business challenges the company hoped to overcome with its move, lessons learned in its decision to fast-track cloud data infrastructure delivery with automation, and the initiative’s results to date.

Thursday / 9:45 AM - 10:15 AM

Driving Digital Transformation Through Global Data Management

Dinesh Chandrasekhar, Director of Product Marketing, Hortonworks

Using your data smarter and faster than your peers could be the difference between dominating your market and merely surviving. Organizations are investing in IoT, big data, and data science to drive better customer experience and create new products, yet these projects often stall in ideation phase to a lack of global data management processes and technologies. Your new data architecture may be taking shape around you, but your goal of globally managing, governing, and securing your data across a hybrid, multi-cloud landscape can remain elusive. Learn how industry leaders are developing their global data management strategy to drive innovation and ROI.

Thursday / 9:45 AM - 10:15 AM

From Data to Business Outcomes: Shaping the Future and Anticipating What’s Next

Hari Kalahasti, Director, Platform Strategy, 1010DATA

The technologically-empowered consumer is disrupting value chains, redefining business models and driving the need for complex, data-intense decision-making in consumer industries. This “new normal” is witnessing the emergence of high-definition enterprises that will seize more than a trillion dollars in market share by 2020 - based on their ability to extract signals from Big Data noise. Join us as we discuss real-world use cases and bring to life how the intersection of people, process, and technology can create a unifying system of insight that leads to smarter decisions quicker and with less risk.

Thursday / 9:45 AM - 10:15 AM

Mary Kay Use Case: Building a Global Data Governance Program using MDM

Mamatha Bireddy, eBusiness Initiatives Manager, Mary Kay

Learn how the $4 Billion Beauty Products Company uses MDM & PIM to Govern Data for 35 Global Markets and 3.5 Million Independent Beauty Consultants. As one of the largest online B2B organizations, this billion-dollar business has implemented a new strategic vision for expanding its B2C commerce across a global platform. To succeed with this vision Mary Kay first needed to tackle the siloed data in their legacy systems. Attend this session to see how a top Beauty Brand connects worldwide data for its selling channels and millions of consultants.

Thursday / 9:45 AM - 10:15 AM

Transforming Business Success with Enterprise Information Management

Mark Nance, Chief Data Officer, American Fidelity Assurance Corporation
Susan Habas, VP of Strategic Technologies, ASG Technologies

Join American Fidelity Assurance’s Chief Data Officer, Mark Nance, and discover how the insurer leveraged Enterprise Data Management technology to evolve a decades-old company into a digital transformation leader. In this presentation, Mr. Nance will describe how automated data lineage and data governance were important components of his revolutionary vision for creating a data-centric business that is free of system and departmental silos. You’ll learn how American Fidelity applied automated tools for data lineage, business glossaries and data governance to create the transparency needed to build trust and accessibility that enabled effective use of their data resources. Learn how you can transform your business into a leader in the use of data-driven digital capabilities.

Thursday / 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Roundtable: Gaining Control of Unstructured Data — Lowering Costs and Reducing Risk

Alan Dayley, Research VP, Gartner

Every organization struggles with fully understanding their unstructured data footprint. Join this session to ask questions about how proper access rights can be established and how to determine what sensitive data and personally identifiable information is buried in your file shares, email, SharePoint and enterprise file sync and share applications.


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Thursday / 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Roundtable: How to Know Your Organization Needs MDM

Dimitris Geragas, VP Consulting, 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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Thursday / 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Accelerate Your Move to Artificial Intelligence With Machine Learning as a Service

Carlton E. Sapp, Research Director, Gartner

The real power of advancing your AI strategy toward successfully delivering artificial intelligence (AI) technologies lies in data scientists, technology leaders and practitioners' ability to reduce complexity to simplicity using machine learning as a service (MLaaS). But what is MLaas? How can we leverage MLaaS to accelerate the delivery of AI-based technologies and drive the AI strategy? What best practices should we adopt?

Thursday / 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Advancing in Machine Learning: Deep Learning and Beyond

Erick Brethenoux, Research Director, Gartner

This session will focus on various advanced subjects in machine learning: We report from advanced in deep learning, data science best practices, and much more. The session will answer:
* What are the latest advances in deep learning?
* What new technologies and vendors are out there?
* What are the advanced practices to become more effective in ML?

Thursday / 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Applied Infonomics: How to Monetize, Manage and Measure Information as an Asset

Douglas Laney, VP Distinguished Analyst, Gartner

How do you know what to spend on information management if you don't know the value of your information? How can you adapt traditional asset management practices to information? What are the variety of ways to generate economic benefits from your (and others') information? Infonomics is the answer for leading organizations.

Thursday / 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Case Study: Neats, Scruffies, and Engineers

Matthew Rawlings, Head of Data License, Quantitative Data and Data Science, Bloomberg

Data scientists, AI "genii" and enterprise programmers have strong preferences about how they want their data organized and represented. This presents a complex challenge for data-driven organizations trying to standardize data formats and align classification techniques. How do you choose between knowledge graphs, Hypermedia API's, and CSV's to keep everyone happy and working whilst limiting breaks in data lineage and compromising quality? Matthew Rawlings, a distinguished engineer and former CTO of a global financial firm, will explain how he approaches this problem at the largest financial information and news provider in the world, Bloomberg LP.

Thursday / 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Data-Driven Culture: CDOs Must Be the Chief Curiosity Officers for Their Organization

Alan D. Duncan, Research VP, Gartner

Traditional business models and process improvement methods are effectively siloed by design. We have developed an entire business operating model and business culture oriented towards executing the current process "do" rather than analyzing, understanding and changing "think". What role does the CDO play in encouraging a more curious business culture? How does data and analytics capability help CDOs to inject "think" into every aspect of the business? How do you communicate identified business challenges with courage and sensitivity?

Thursday / 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Drive Business Results and Improved CX With Customer Journey Analytics

Jason Daigler, Research Director, Gartner

Today’s customer is no longer loyal to individual channels. Instead, customers move from channel-to-channel and device-to-device frequently when engaging with companies. The challenge of linking together a series of discrete data points into a single, unified, meaningful journey is fundamental to delivering a strong relationship and customer experience.
This session will explore:
• What are the business benefits of understanding the “customer journey”?
• What are the best practices in the creation of customer journey analytics?
• How can you apply customer journey analytics to create better customer experience?

Thursday / 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

If You Still Trying to Control Your Data and Analytics Practice, You Probably Aren't Governing It

Thomas W. Oestreich, Managing VP, Gartner

"Traditional" governance concepts are mostly defensive and based on compliance focused control mechanisms. The abundance of data and analytics practice in almost any organization requires a new approach. To govern at the speed of business, an offensive value-based approach is required. What is governance versus compliance? How to get from truth to trust? How to drive adherence over enforcement?

Thursday / 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Who Killed the Database (and Most Other Data Management Conventional Wisdom)?

Donald Feinberg, VP Distinguished Analyst, Gartner
Mark A. Beyer, VP Distinguished Analyst, Gartner
Ted Friedman, VP Distinguished Analyst, Gartner

In 2005 at Gartner Symposium, three Gartner analysts presented "The Death Of the Database", a look into the data management crystal ball. Fast forward almost 13 years and much has changed, except the three authors who are back to have a go again. Open source, cloud, AI & ML, autonomous, SaaS, virtualization, converging markets, and self service bring disruptive potential. How will all this affect your future and the future of data management?

Thursday / 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Why You Need MDM for an Optimal Customer Experience

Bill O'Kane, Research VP, 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?

Thursday / 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Networking Break

Thursday / 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Closing Guest Keynote: On Fire: The 7 Choices to Ignite a Radically Inspired Life

John O'Leary, #1 National Bestselling Author & Speaker,

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