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 - 7:30 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 - 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

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?

Day 2 / Monday, March 5, 2018
Monday / 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Breakfast for all Attendees: Networking by Topic

Monday / 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Exclusive Breakfast for Banking and Securities Forum

Rajesh Kandaswamy, Research Director, 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 Director, 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 / 8:00 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

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 - 7:30 PM

Registration

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

Networking Break

Monday / 10:30 AM - 11:30 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 - 11:30 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

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 to effective management of data assets.

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

Alexander Linden, Research VP, 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 Director, Gartner

The world of data and analytics is changing rapidly, but organizations struggle to keep up with the range of options they have. This session will focus on techniques and skills for framing a discussion around key trends to to the culture and style of your organization.


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Monday / 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

Anaconda: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Anaconda: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Monday / 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

Collibra: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Collibra: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Monday / 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

Datawatch: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Datawatch: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Monday / 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

Google Cloud: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Google Cloud: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Monday / 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

Microsoft: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Microsoft: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Monday / 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

Qlik: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Qlik: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Monday / 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

SAS: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

SAS: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Monday / 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

Sisense: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Sisense: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Monday / 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

Solution Provider Session

Monday / 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Attendee Lunch

Monday / 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM

Tableau Software: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Tableau Software: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

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 - 3:00 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 - 3:00 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 - 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

Saul Judah, Research VP, 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

Mei Yang Selvage, Research Director, 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

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: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Alteryx: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Monday / 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

ClearStory Data: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

ClearStory Data: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Monday / 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Domo: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Domo: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Monday / 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Impetus: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Impetus: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Monday / 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

looker.com: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

looker.com: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Monday / 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Microstrategy, Inc.: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Microstrategy, Inc.: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Monday / 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Semarchy: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Semarchy: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Monday / 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Solution Provider Session

Monday / 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Teradata: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Teradata: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

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

Mei Yang Selvage, 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

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

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 Director, 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

Opportunity and Promise — Application of ML and AI to MDM

Michael Patrick Moran, Research Director, 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 / 6:00 PM - 6:20 PM

Attunity: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Attunity: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Monday / 6:00 PM - 6:20 PM

Stibo Systems: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Stibo Systems: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Monday / 6:30 PM - 6:50 PM

AnswerRocket: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

AnswerRocket: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Monday / 7:00 PM - 7:20 PM

LogTrust: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

LogTrust: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Monday / 7:00 PM - 7:20 PM

MemSQL: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

MemSQL: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Day 3 / Tuesday, March 6, 2018
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

Qlik: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Qlik: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Tuesday / 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM

Guest Keynote

Tuesday / 9:15 AM - 9:45 AM

Networking Break

Tuesday / 9:30 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 / 9:30 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 Roundtable for Midsize Enterprise Forum: 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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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

Case Study

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.


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Tuesday / 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

How to Create an Impactful Data Quality Program

Mei Yang Selvage, 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

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 Towards Automated Insights Generation

Joao Tapadinhas, Research Director, 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 / 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Anaconda: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Anaconda: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Tuesday / 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

DataScience.com: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

DataScience.com: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Tuesday / 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Domo: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Domo: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Tuesday / 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Information Builders: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Information Builders: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Tuesday / 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Salesforce.com: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Salesforce.com: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Tuesday / 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

SAP: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

SAP: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Tuesday / 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

SAS: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

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Tuesday / 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Solution Provider Session

Tuesday / 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Tableau Software: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

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Tuesday / 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

ThoughtSpot: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

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Tuesday / 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

TIBCO Software: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

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Tuesday / 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Attendee Lunch

Tuesday / 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Exhibit Showcase Dessert Reception

Tuesday / 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Microsoft: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Microsoft: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Tuesday / 12:15 PM - 12:35 PM

Actian Corporation: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Actian Corporation: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Tuesday / 12:15 PM - 12:35 PM

Innovative Systems, Inc.: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Innovative Systems, Inc.: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Tuesday / 12:45 PM - 1:05 PM

SAS: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

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Tuesday / 12:45 PM - 1:05 PM

Sisense: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

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Tuesday / 1:15 PM - 1:35 PM

MemSQL: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

MemSQL: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Tuesday / 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

Ask the Analyst: Customer Analytics — Your Questions Answered

Gareth Herschel, Research Director, 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 - 2:45 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 / 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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Tuesday / 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

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

Jeff Cribbs, Research Director, 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?


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Tuesday / 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Exclusive Forum for Healthcare Providers Roundtable: 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

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 Director, 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 - 2:40 PM

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

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

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

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

Saul Judah, 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 - 4:00 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 / 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 - 4:30 PM

Exclusive Forum for Banking and Securities Workshop: Proceeding With Blockchain

Rajesh Kandaswamy, Research Director, 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 - 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

To the Point: 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 - 3:30 PM

To the Point: 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

To the Point: 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 - 3:30 PM

To the Point: 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

To the Point: How to Transform and Run Your Data and Analytics Organization Like a Tech. Company

Jim Hare, Research VP, Gartner

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

Tuesday / 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

To the Point: Planning for and Impact of Cloud-Enabled MDM

Michael Patrick Moran, Research Director, 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 - 3:30 PM

To the Point: 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

To the Point: 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

BackOffice Associates: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

BackOffice Associates: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Tuesday / 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Cloudera: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Cloudera: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Tuesday / 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

IBM: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

IBM: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Tuesday / 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Informatica LLC: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Informatica LLC: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Tuesday / 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

MapD: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

MapD: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Tuesday / 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

NEC Corporation: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

NEC Corporation: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Tuesday / 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Qlik: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Qlik: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Tuesday / 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Sisense: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Sisense: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Tuesday / 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Solution Provider Session

Tuesday / 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Stibo Systems: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

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Tuesday / 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Tableau Software: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Tableau Software: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

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 / 6:20 PM - 6:40 PM

Dundas Data Visualization: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Dundas Data Visualization: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Tuesday / 6:20 PM - 6:40 PM

Pitney Bowes: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Pitney Bowes: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Tuesday / 6:50 PM - 7:10 PM

Information Builders: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Information Builders: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Tuesday / 7:20 PM - 7:40 PM

Dremio: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Dremio: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Tuesday / 7:20 PM - 7:40 PM

MariaDB Corporation: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

MariaDB Corporation: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Day 4 / Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Wednesday / 7:15 AM - 8:15 AM

Breakfast for all Attendees: Networking by Topic

Wednesday / 7:15 AM - 8:15 AM

IBM: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

IBM: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

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


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

Wednesday / 9:15 AM - 9:45 AM

Networking Break

Wednesday / 9:30 AM - 10:30 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 - 10:30 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

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

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

Practicing MDM in the Absence of an Enterprise MDM Solution

Michael Patrick Moran, Research Director, 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 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

Amazon Web Services, Inc.: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Amazon Web Services, Inc.: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Wednesday / 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Birst, an Infor Company: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Birst, an Infor Company: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Wednesday / 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

DataScience.com: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

DataScience.com: Additional Session Details Coming Soon...

Wednesday / 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Dell Boomi: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Dell Boomi: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Wednesday / 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

FICO: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

FICO: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Wednesday / 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Orchestra Networks: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Orchestra Networks: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Wednesday / 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Rapidminer: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Rapidminer: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Wednesday / 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Solution Provider Session

Wednesday / 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Attendee Lunch

Wednesday / 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Exhibit Showcase Dessert Reception

Wednesday / 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

SAS: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

SAS: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Wednesday / 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Teradata: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Teradata: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Wednesday / 12:30 PM - 12:50 PM

Impetus: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Impetus: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Wednesday / 1:00 PM - 1:20 PM

Hitachi Vantara: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Hitachi Vantara: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Wednesday / 1:45 PM - 2:45 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 Director, 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: 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
Saul Judah, Research 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

Real True Stories 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 architectures of organizations need to change to adapt to artificial intelligence?
• How will artificial intelligence influence application capabilities?

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, Research 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

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

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

Jeff Cribbs, Research Director, 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.


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Wednesday / 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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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Wednesday / 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

To the Point: 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

To the Point: 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

To the Point: 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

To the Point: How Complexity Becomes Your Competitive Advantage

Gareth Herschel, Research Director, 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

To the Point: 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 - 3:30 PM

To the Point: 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

To the Point: 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

To the Point: 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

EnterpriseDB: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

EnterpriseDB: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Wednesday / 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

eQ technologic: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

eQ technologic: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Wednesday / 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

IBM: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

IBM: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Wednesday / 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Microstrategy, Inc.: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Microstrategy, Inc.: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Wednesday / 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Solution Provider Session

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 / 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

Registration

Thursday / 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

"Get Privacy": Use GDPR as Foundation Guide for Data & 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 - 9:00 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 - 9:00 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

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 exemplars within the market to illustrate the benefits?

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 Director, 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: How to Create a Compelling Business Case for Data Quality Programs (End-Users Only)

Mei Yang Selvage, Research Director, 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 Director, 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 Director, 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

Ataccama Corp.: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Ataccama Corp.: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Thursday / 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

NetApp: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

NetApp: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Thursday / 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Pivotal: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Pivotal: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Thursday / 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Profisee Group, Inc: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Profisee Group, Inc: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Thursday / 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Riversand: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Riversand: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Thursday / 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

SAS: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

SAS: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Thursday / 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Solution Provider Session

Thursday / 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Splunk: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Splunk: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Thursday / 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Zaloni: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Zaloni: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Thursday / 9:45 AM - 10:15 AM

1010data: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

1010data: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Thursday / 9:45 AM - 10:15 AM

Arcadia Data: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Arcadia Data: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Thursday / 9:45 AM - 10:15 AM

ASG Technologies: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

ASG Technologies: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Thursday / 9:45 AM - 10:15 AM

Hortonworks: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Hortonworks: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Thursday / 9:45 AM - 10:15 AM

Solution Provider Session

Thursday / 9:45 AM - 10:15 AM

WhereScape: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

WhereScape: Additional Session Details Coming Soon

Thursday / 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Roundtable: AI and Machine Learning — Organizational Best Practices

Alexander Linden, Research VP, 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 / 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

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

Alan Dayley, Research Director, 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 for 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). They need to quickly provide new intelligence that enables faster insights. But what exactly is MLaas? How can we leverage MLaaS to accelerate the delivery of AI-based technologies? What best practices should we adopt?

Thursday / 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Advancing in Machine Learning: Deep Learning and Beyond

Alexander Linden, Research VP, 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

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

Saul Judah, Research 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 - 12:30 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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