Industry and Topic Forums


Drill down by industry or topic for targeted advice and networking. Address the challenges and opportunities that are directly affecting you and your peers.

Each forum includes a dedicated session, workshop and analyst-user roundtable, along with an exclusive networking meal.

  • Banking and Securities Forum
  • Insurance Forum
  • Healthcare Payers Forum
  • Healthcare Provider Forum
  • Public Sector Forum
  • Midsized Enterprise Forum
Banking and Securities Forum

Analytics and Business intelligence (BI) has remained the No. 1 technology investment priority according to Gartner’s CIO survey results for banking and securities every year for the past decade. Analytics is an integral part of every aspect of banking, from back-office operations to front-customer facing operations. The banking and securities forum features multiple sessions for BI and analytic leaders to get better equipped with newer developments happening in data and analytics space. There are various sessions that will explore the prevalence of analytics to achieve strategic business goals, growth of data science, machine learning and deep learning how to build and thrive in your analytics initiatives. The forum will help attendees with sessions that cover advances in these areas and roundtables that enable exchanges of ideas and learnings with industry peers.

Hot Topics

  • Using data science and machine learning to improve customer experience and increase retention
  • Ongoing real use-cases of next generation AI and Blockchain projects
  • Fintech activity around data and analytics
  • How to overcome obstacles in the use of analytics

Forum Sessions

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

Exclusive Breakfast for Banking and Securities Forum

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.

Monday, March 5, 2018 / 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

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

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.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 / 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Exclusive Forum for Banking and Securities Workshop: Proceeding With Blockchain

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.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 / 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

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

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.

Insurance Forum

Becoming a successful digital insurer relies on effective and innovative data mastery. This includes knowing how to exploit data in new and creative ways, building an algorithmic business and tapping into new sources of data including the IoT and digitally-derived data. This forum will provide best practices, use cases, and guidance into how to accomplish these goals, as well as learning about emerging topics such as balancing these opportunities against organizational priorities, emerging business models and new technologies such as artificial intelligence. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in interactive workshops and roundtables, as well as network with their peers to exchange ideas.

Exclusive for representatives from Property, Casualty and Life Insurance providers

Hot topics

  • Role of data in digital insurance
  • Advanced analytics and big data
  • Insurance models (e.g., next best action, fraud analytics, risk analytics)
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Building an algorithmic business

Forum Sessions

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 / 7:15 AM - 8:15 AM

Exclusive Breakfast for Insurance Forum

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.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 / 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 / 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 / 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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.

Healthcare Payers Forum

The forum for healthcare payers is designed to bring data and analytic leadership from healthcare payer organizations together to tackle the most compelling challenges and learn the newest techniques to effectively advance the use of data and analytics in the industry. Sessions will explore business drivers that are pushing payers towards accelerated data and analytic maturity; present emerging use cases for advanced analytics and AI; introduce key concepts around the data science of health value; and discuss the current state of data sharing and integration in the health ecosystem. Attendees will have multiple session forums to hear from thought leaders and exchange ideas and thoughts with their colleagues. Be prepared for dynamic interactions and energetic discussions as we shape the future use of analytics across the healthcare industry.

Hot Topics

  • Advanced Analytics and AI
  • Next Generation Data and Analytics Architecture
  • The Data Science of Health Value
  • Modernizing Data Integration Strategies

Forum Sessions

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

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

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?

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 / 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

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

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?

Thursday, March 8, 2018 / 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

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

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.

Healthcare Provider Forum

The forum for healthcare providers is designed to bring data and analytic leadership from healthcare delivery organizations together to tackle the most compelling challenges and learn the newest techniques to effectively advance the use of data and analytics in the industry. Sessions will explore business drivers that are pushing providers towards accelerated data and analytic maturity; creating value from analytics and realizing true ROI; moving towards AI; and building a culture of data excellence and innovation. Attendees will have multiple session forums to hear from thought leaders and exchange ideas and thoughts with their colleagues. Be prepared for dynamic interactions and energetic discussions as we shape the future use of analytics across the healthcare industry.

Hot Topics

  • Going from Investment to Value
  • Advanced Analytics and AI
  • Next Generation Data and Analytics Architecture
  • Modernizing Data Integration Strategies

Forum Sessions

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

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

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.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 / 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

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

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

Thursday, March 8, 2018 / 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

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

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

Public Sector Forum

Increasing data and analytic capabilities in government is ranked as a top priority by government CIOs, yet data remains a largely underutilized asset. The public sector forum features sessions where attendees will explore best practices in data sharing, learn how artificial intelligence in government relies on better data management, and ways to promote a data analytics strategy in your organization. Attendees will have the opportunity to evaluate how analytics is being used in government by participating in workshops and roundtables and network with their peers.

Hot Topics

  • Achieving digital transformation in government
  • Instituting effective data governance and data sharing
  • Applying artificial Intelligence in government
  • Obtaining business value from open data
  • Building data and analytics capacity in government

Forum Sessions

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

Exclusive Breakfast for Public Sector Forum

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.

Monday, March 5, 2018 / 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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

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.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 / 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

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

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?

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 / 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

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

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.

Midsized Enterprise Forum

Information adds value beyond mere operational efficiency or performance management, and staying competitive as a digital business requires continuously improving data-driven decision making.

However, many midsize enterprises are still in the early stages of their data and analytics journey.

Gartner Data & Analytics Summit 2018 offers sessions specifically designed to help midsize enterprise IT leaders modernize their analytics and business intelligence strategies and link data and analytics to behavioral and cultural change.

Network with your peers while learning how to take full advantage of the opportunities that data and analytics afford, establish the necessary organizational capabilities and cultivate a data-driven mindset within your midsize enterprise.


Forum Sessions

Monday, March 5, 2018 / 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

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

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?

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 / 7:15 AM - 8:15 AM

Exclusive Breakfast for Midsize Enterprise Forum

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.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 / 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 / 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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?

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 / 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Meetup: Analytics and BI Strategies Best Practices for Midsize Enterprises

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

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