Pre-Workshop of MITCDOIQ Symposium

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Pre-Workshop of MIT CDOIQ Symposium Agenda
August 17, 2020
Time Session Speaker(s)
8:30 – 9:00 am Registration & Networking
9:00 – 9:15 am Kickoff Richard Wang, Robert Lutton, and John Talburt
9:15 – 10:45 am Session 1
Creating unicorns – the quest for AI-driven organizations: Few things have been talked about as much in the past five years as the potential for Artificial Intelligence (AI) to transform how businesses (and society) work. Yet, only few organizations can claim to be truly data driven. In this talk, we will take a look at where AI can (and, importantly, cannot) help, what is blocking companies across the world to make that next step in their journey, and what concrete steps you can take tomorrow to become a more efficient enterprise through the use of AI.
Wouter Oosterbosch
Chief Data Scientist, GBS Europe  / EU Leader WW Advanced Analytics Center of Competence, IBM
10:45 – 11:00 am BREAK
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Session 2

Building a Successful Data Quality Management Program: How to Get Started, and How to Assess and Improve What You Have

John Talburt
Acxiom Chair of Information QualityUA Little Rock
12:30 – 1:30 pm LUNCH
1:30 – 3:00 pm Session 3
Techniques for Accelerating the creating of a Business Glossary. This session address how a Data Leader can start a Business Glossary initiative through:

  •  Implementing best practices for defining terms with an example
  • Jump-starting the glossary initiative using templates
  • Connecting the Business Glossary with the Data Dictionary
  • Managing terms and definitions process
  • Understanding the governance required to ensure the longevity of the Business Glossary program”


Jeffrey Giles
Principal ArchitectSandhill Consultants
3:00 – 3:15 pm BREAK
3:15 – 4:45 pm Session 4

The Right Stuff: Making Sense of Data-Driven Change in Your Organization. This session addresses:

  • Do you have the leadership and change management tools to influence a data-driven shift?
  • How do you address legacy systems stakeholders’ concerns?
  • What do you start?
  • What are the essential tools?
  • What change methodology is right for your organization.”


Peter Anlyan
Founding MemberAnlyan Consulting
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