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Tuesday, August 18 @ 1:00 – 1:45 pm ET
Women in Data Mid-Day Namaste
Hosted by: Deloitte & Informatica

Tuesday, August 18 @ 1:00 – 1:45 pm ET
Session 5D: Unleashing the Power of Women in Data
Beena Ammanath, Deloitte; Ashley Van Zeeland, Illumina; Barb Latulippe, Edwards Lifesciences; Deepa Bajaj, PayPal

Wednesday, August 19 @ 10:15 – 11:15 am ET
Keynote Session: Data Harmonization: How Data Can Unlock Business Agility
Speakers: Sachin Khairnar, Deloitte; Aditya Ramachandran, Dell; Juan Tello, Deloitte; Ashok Chennuru, Enterprise Information Architecture & Health Information Technology

Deloitte helps clients realize the true power of human-machine collaboration in the Age of WithTM. Achieving the promise of AI demands a broad and deep mix of capabilities that extend beyond AI technologies. Deloitte brings end-to-end AI offerings together with domain and industry insights, supported by our enabling platforms and leading AI assets, to drive stronger outcomes through human and machine collaboration.  In short, we help our clients use AI to predict what’s possible – and then translate that into AI solutions that drive business performance. To learn more, visit the Deloitte AI Institute, a center focused on applied AI innovation and research for enterprises across industries.

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Tuesday, August 18 @ 1:00 – 1:45 pm ET
Women in Data Mid-Day Namaste
Hosted by Deloitte & Informatica

Tuesday, August 18 @ 4:35 – 5:35 pm ET
Session 13D: Best Practices in Valuing Data and Democratizing use to Improve Business Outcomes
Blake Andrews, New York Life

Wednesday, August 19 @ 10:15 – 11:15 am ET
Session 15D: Data Discovery, Valuation and Democratization
Speakers: Kash Mehdi, Informatica

Informatica® is the only Enterprise Cloud Data Management leader that

accelerates data-driven digital transformation. Informatica enables companies

to fuel innovation, become more agile and realize new growth opportunities,

resulting in intelligent market disruptions. Informatica has helped more than

9,500 customers over 25 years unleash the power of data.

Wednesday, August 19 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm ET
Session 10D: Safely Turning Sensitive Data into Business Potential
Tom Henry, Schnuck Markets; Lynne Nowak, Express Scripts; Joe Zabinski,OM1
Luk Arbuckle, Privacy Analytics

Privacy Analytics provides data anonymization services and software. Our expertise enables business leaders at more than 150 organizations across consumer and healthcare industries to safely deploy transformative data strategies. With 100+ in-house experts, we’ve assessed thousands of datasets over our 13 years in business, giving clients an edge in the hyper-competitive race for innovation and new revenue streams. Our proven approach to data anonymization makes sure our clients are CCPA, HIPAA, and GDPR-ready, turning their most sensitive data into their most powerful asset.

Privacy Analytics – How can we safely gain business value from sensitive data?

Platinum Sponsors

Tuesday, August 18 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm ET
Session 3D: Why Data Exchange is the Must-Have Capability of Successful Data-Driven Organizations
Speakers: Didier Navez Anne Høyer, Dawex

Dawex, the leading data exchange technology company and the operator of the largest data marketplace, allows organizations to orchestrate data circulation by sourcing, valorizing and exchanging data securely and in full compliance with regulations. Today 10,000+ organizations from 20+ sectors rely on Dawex Global Data Marketplace and Data Exchange Platform solutions to build their data exchange strategy. In 2020, Dawex is named Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum.

Created in 2015, Dawex is a French company with offices in Paris, Lyon and Montreal, expanding business operations to Asia and the Middle East. More information on:

Take a chance to benefit from a 2-hour free consultation* on Data Exchange strategy. Assess with an expert if – and how – streamlining and organizing your data exchange activities can help generate direct and indirect value for your organization. Answer this quick quiz. 

(*limited to 10 organizations)

Tuesday, August 18 @ 2:00 – 3:00 pm ET
Session 4D: How Data & Analytics are Powering the New World Order
Speakers: Mark Johnson,Fusion Alliance; David Holtz, MIT Sloan

Wednesday, August 18 @ 2:00 – 3:00 pm ET
Session 11C: TBD
Speakers: TBD


Wednesday, August 18 @ 2:00 – 3:00 pm ET
Session 11D: Paths to Value for the Data Executive
Traci GusherDr. Sreekar Krishna, and
Bob Parr, KPMG

KPMG – US Advisory

In a world of dramatic disruption. KPMG helps companies meet today’s challenges while charting a path to tomorrow’s growth.

Executive Summary

Dramatic disruption. Accelerating technology advancements. Morphing business models. Aggressive competition. Changing customer needs and wants. To meet the challenges of today and remain competitive, businesses must drastically transform the way they operate.

KPMG Advisory professionals draw on diverse capabilities and industry knowledge from our entire firm to develop solutions that help you tackle the critical issues your business faces today.

Here are just a few areas of expertise that can deliver results today while preparing your business for the future:

Digital transformation

Although enabled by technology, successful digital transformation requires business-wide change. Businesses must modify their organizational structures, processes, and the way their people work to become agile and able to adapt to future technology advances. We can help you create value by bridging the gap between transformational strategy and implementation, and between business, operating, functional and human capital models.

Intelligent automation

Intelligent automation (IA) uses algorithms and ontologies to simulate reasoning, making decisions based on a mix of evidence and probability, much like a human would. We can help you begin your IA journey and plan future innovations by addressing strategy, process improvement, security, complexity, and people and change.

Cyber security

While embracing new technologies is necessary to compete, it also makes your organization more vulnerable to cyber risk. The best approach to cyber security delivers value and enables business strategies while protecting your critical assets and providing resilience for sustainable business growth.

Wednesday, August 19 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm ET
Session 10B: 4 of the Most Critical Items that Every CDO Must Know for Data and Analytics Success
Speakers: Len Silverston, Universal Data Models, LLC

Thursday, August 20 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm ET
Session 16B: The four C’s of Effective Communication
Speakers: Len Silverston, Universal Data Models, LLC


Wednesday, August 19 @ 3:30 am – 4:30 pm ET
Session 12C: 7 Steps for Boosting R&D Outcomes: Effective Strategies for Mastering Clinical Trials Data
Speakers: Megan LaFlamme,  Tamr; Mark Ramsey, Ramsey International


Gold Sponsors

Tuesday, August 18 @ 4:35 – 5:35 pm ET
Session 6C: Data Catalog as the Platform for Data Intelligence
Speakers: Satyen Sangani, Alation


Tuesday, August 18 @ 5:20 – 6:00 pm ET
Session 7D: Co-Created Corporate Data & Analytics Strategy
Speakers: Keyur Desai, TDAmeritrade; Jay Zaidi, AlyData


Thursday, August 20 @ 10:15 – 11:15 am ET
Session 15C: Fueling digital transformation with Data Discovery
Speakers:Peggy Tsai, BigID; Cara Dailey, Silicon Valley Bank

BigID redefines data privacy and protection: helping organizations know their data for privacy, protection and perspective. BigID uses advanced machine learning and data intelligence to help enterprises better manage and protect their customer & sensitive data, meet data privacy and protection regulations, and leverage unmatched coverage for all data across all data stores.


Thursday, August 20 @ 3:30 – 4:30 pm ET
Session 18B: Accelerating Your Data Capabilities For Organizational Growth
Speakers: Myles Suer, Boomi


Tuesday, August 18 @ 4:35 – 5:35 pm ET
Session 6A: Operationalizing Data Governance
Speakers:Joe Caserta, Caserta


Citizant designs and delivers smarter, leaner business and IT transformation solutions for the U.S. government. The company employs leading experts in Agile transformation, DevSecOps automation, enterprise data management, process improvement, and program management. Citizant sponsors iCDO’s CDO-1: Foundations for Chief Data Officers Certificate Program in the D.C area. Citizant invests in mature business practices to ensure delivery excellence and its Civilian Business Unit was recently appraised at Maturity Level 3 for both CMMI® Development and Services Version 2.0, making Citizant the 4th company worldwide to achieve this distinction. The company is also certified in ISO 9001:2015 for Talent Acquisition, ISO 20000-1:2018 for Shared Services, and ISO 27001:2013 for Information Security. Citizant is headquartered in Chantilly, Va., with offices in Washington, D.C., and employees supporting government customers in more than 30 states. More information about the company is available at Follow us on Twitter at @Citizant or on LinkedIn.

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Tuesday, August 18 @ 4:35 – 5:35 pm ET
Session 6D: The Predicament of the Data Commons – tragedy or comedy?
Speakers: Derek Strauss, Gavroshe

We are independent consultants and specialists in the Strategies, Methods, Tools and Techniques which support a pragmatic approach to Enterprise-wide Data and Analytics Programs. Many other Consultants provide Project-based services. We build Enterprise Programs that can be sustained over time. Other Consultants work inside a ‘black box’; we prefer a mentorship-driven engagement. Our approach is focused on the use of training, structured mentorship and joint development teams to build program skills and components for our customers.  No “black box” technologies or templates are used and customer resources are fully empowered as part of the solution team.

A free 1-hour consultation to discuss your biggest Data & Analytics challenge/opportunity, together with a 1-hour follow up call to recommend your next steps. Just contact to avail yourself of this offer.

Tuesday, August 18 @ 4:35 – 5:35 pm ET
Session 6B: The Art of the Possible with DataOps
Speakers:Chris Bergh, DataKitchen


Tuesday, August 18 @ 5:20 – 6:00 pm ET
Session 7B: Securing Data Access at Scale for Modern Data Platforms
Speakers: Nong Li, Okera


Thursday, August 20 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm ET
Session 16C: Data Quality HUB: Essential CDO platform for Digital Transformation and Automation
Speakers:Dr Salomon de Jager,  Imad Syed, Wynand Nortje, PiLog Group


Tuesday, August 18 @ 5:20 – 6:00 pm ET
Session 7A: Data-Driven Culture: Is Your Organization a Laggard or Leader?
Speakers: Cindi Howson, ThoughtSpot

The world’s most innovative enterprises use ThoughtSpot to empower every person in their organization, from C-suite executive to front-line employee, with the ability to quickly uncover data-driven insights with a simple search and automatically get insights pushed to them with AI. ThoughtSpot is simple enough for any business person to use, yet built to handle even the largest, most complex enterprise data. That’s why customers like Walmart, BT, Daimler, Exxon, Hulu, Royal Bank of Canada, Bank of the West, Siemens, and Nationwide Building Society have turned to ThoughtSpot to transform their decision-making cultures.

Silver Sponsors

Snowflake allows you to build a modern data architecture with our leading Cloud Data Platform. As a single platform that enables secure and governed access to all data and supports many workloads, it’s the only solution that helps eliminate the complexity, cost and constraints introduced with other approaches. Available on all three major clouds, Snowflake can support a wide range of workloads — from data warehousing to data lake to data science — allowing you to deliver as much data as you need to as many data consumers that need it.”

Eckerson Group is a global thought leader that helps organizations get more value from their data. We are a research and consulting firm that focuses solely on data and analytics. Our experts each have more than 25+ years of experience in the field and specialize in data governance, self-service analytics, data architecture, data science, data management, and business intelligence. Their goal is to provide organizations with expert guidance during every step of their data and analytics journeys. Learn what Eckerson Group can do for you!