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Inaugural Chief Digital Officer Summit at Thomson Reuters 2013
Scott Singer (DDG), Perry Hewitt (Harvard University), and David Payne (Gannett)
Chief Digital Officer Summit sponsored by Be The Media
Participants
Margaret Molloy and Mary Ann Pierce
Jason Seiken (PBS) and Tom Hjelm (New York Public Radio)
Participants
Christine Montgomery (The Center for Public Integrity), Tom Hjelm (NY Public Radio)
Teddy Goff: Digital Director, President Barack Obama’s 2008 & 2012 campaigns
Riley McDonough (Thomson Reuters) and Vivian Schiller (NBC News)
Morning Keynote Vivian Schiller: Senior Vice President and CDO at NBC News
Riley McDonough (Thomson Reuters) and Vivian Schiller (NBC News)
David Mathison: Chief Digital Officer Talent Map 2013
David Mathison: Chief Digital Officer Talent Map 2013
David Mathison: Chief Digital Officer Talent Map 2013
Participants
Michael Smith, Fred Santarpia, David Kang, Joe Bilman, and Ellie Hirschhorn
Ellie Hirschhorn: Chief Digital Officer at Simon & Schuster
Fred Santarpia: Chief Digital Officer at Conde Nast
Michael Smith: President at Forbes.com
David Kang (Wenner Media) and Joe Bilman (American Media Inc.)
David Kang: Chief Digital Officer at Wenner Media
Daniel Heaf, Jason Seiken, Albert Cheng, Jason Tafler, and Esmeralda Swartz
Daniel Heaf: EVP and Managing Digital Director at BBC Worldwide
Daniel Heaf, Jason Seiken, and Albert Cheng
Jason Tafler: Chief Digital Officer at Rogers Communications
Daniel Heaf, Jason Seiken, Albert Cheng, Jason Tafler, and Esmeralda Swartz
Albert Cheng: EVP & Chief Product Officer, Digital Media at Disney/ABC Television Group
Sree Sreenivasan, Perry Hewitt, and Bernardo Rodriguez
Sree Sreenivasan: CDO at Columbia University (now at the Met)
Sree Sreenivasan: CDO at Columbia University (now at the Met)
Chief Digital, Data and
Analytics Officers
Speakers
Northeastern University
Boston, MA
Location
Wednesday
December 13, 2023

Welcome to the CDAO Summit!

Welcome to the 10th annual CDAO Summit and the launch of the world’s 1st-ever “Chief AI Officer Summit” hosted by Northeastern University in Boston, MA on Wednesday and Thursday December 13-14, 2023

Delegates, speakers, and sponsors can participate in one or both of the following days:

  • Wed 12/13/23: The CDAO Summit on Digital Transformation, Data & Analytics: Meet fellow Chief Digital and Data Officers, Chief Analytics Officers, CDAOs, Chief Experience, Innovation, Strategy, Technology, & Transformation Officers, and Chief Compliance, Governance, Privacy, & Risk Officers. The CDAO Summit is hosted by the D’Amore-McKim School of Business and The Institute for Experiential AI at Northeastern University. Learn more below. 
  • Thur 12/14/23: The CAIO Summit on Artificial Intelligence: The world’s first-ever event designed specifically for Chief Artificial Intelligence Officers (CAIOs), hosted by The Institute for Experiential AI at Northeastern University. Learn more about the CAIO Summit here.

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AGENDA


BOSTON

Wednesday December 13
Data, AI, and Analytics


08:00 - 09:00:
Registration, Breakfast, and Networking. Thank you CDO Club!
09:00 - 09:05:
Opening Remarks
Koen Pauwels: Distinguished Professor of Marketing and General Director of DATA Initiative at Northeastern University
09:05 - 09:30:
KEYNOTE: The Chief AI Officer Talent Map
David Mathison: CEO, CDAO/CAIO Summit
This session will explore the "Chief AI Officer Talent Map," the world's first-ever detailed executive report on the Chief AI Officer title ("CAIO"). We'll review some of the people who currently hold that title, what their responsibilities are, the organizations they work for, where they are located, and how to get a CAIO for your company - or become one yourself. The report also covers CAIO compensation, key responsibilities, reporting structure, headcount, budget, previous work experience, and other demographic data including age, gender, region, sector, tenure, etc. We will review sample Chief AI Officer Job Descriptions, and uncover open Chief AI Officer roles at major organizations. Over the course of the 2-day event, delegates and speakers will collaboratively build Job Descriptions specific to various businesses and sectors, so attendees can walk away with a Job Description that they can use at their own organizations to justify the position.
09:30 - 10:30:
PANEL: The Rapidly Evolving Role of the Chief Data & Analytics Officer (CDAO)
The demand for Data and AI leadership is growing as organizations confront the opportunities and challenges represented by Generative AI, as well as the need to deliver business value from data and AI investments. They must accomplish this while also ensuring the responsible and ethical use of data and AI. Our distinguished panel of CDAOs will discuss the rapidly evolving demands of the CDAO role and how they are working to ensure that their organizations are well prepared for the next stages of data and AI adoption.
Participants:
Randy Bean: Innovation Fellow, Wavestone (moderator)
Linda Avery: Former Chief Data & Analytics Officer, SVP, Verizon
Raj Nimmagadda: Chief Data Officer R&D, Data & Data Sciences, Sanofi
Sol Rashidi: Former Chief Data & Analytics Officer, Estee Lauder, Merck, Sony Music, Royal Caribbean
Sravan Kasarla: Chief Data Officer, Thrivent
10:30 - 11:00:
Networking Break. Thank you CDO Club!
11:00 - 11:15:
KEYNOTE: Neurodiversity, The New Competitive Advantage
Rajesh Anandan: Co-founder and CEO, Ultranauts Inc
The war for talent is raging, especially in high-demand data and digital roles. And yet, there are vast pools of high potential talent being overlooked. 2% of the population is Autistic, including 5 million American adults, 85% of whom are unemployed and underemployed. 4% of the population are ADHDers, 15% are Dyslexic. Neurodiversity frames neurological differences like Autism, ADHD and Dyslexia, not as disorders or disabilities, but as naturally occurring variations in the human brain. Founded by two MIT engineers, Ultranauts is a data quality engineering firm powered by a neurodiverse team, 75% of whom are Autistic. Named a Fast Company World Changing Idea and Interbrand Breakthrough Brand, Ultranauts has reimagined the workplace and redesigned work systems so that a wider range of humans can use their unique strengths and thrive together. In this session, Ultranauts co-founder Rajesh Anandan will share the lessons they've learned over the past decade about building high performing, neurodiverse teams, including the Universal Workplace practices and tools any company can adopt to unlock the full potential of their talent.
11:15 - 11:30:
KEYNOTE: Super Charge Your Enterprise with Security, Privacy, and Best Practices for Data Fabric and Generative AI
Tim Davis: Executive Director, Data and AI Architecture, IBM
This session will discuss the latest thinking in Data Security, Privacy, and the convergence of Data Fabric with Generative AI. Experience and Success from the field with industry examples will be shown and recommendations on how to proceed and be successful with Generative AI. We will also discuss data curation, machine learning driven automation and methods for management and control of your distributed data systems, including rules and policy enforcement. Your road to success starts here.
11:30 - 12:30:
PANEL: Super Charge Your Enterprise with Security, Privacy, and Best Practices for Data Fabric and Generative AI
This panel will discuss how to be successful on your Data & AI journey. You will get a point of view from each of our panelists on the latest thinking in Data Security, Privacy, and the convergence of Data Fabric with Generative AI. We will discuss the key elements of how to successfully super charge your Data Fabric and Gen AI and achieve success and have fun doing it!
Participants:
Tim Davis: Executive Director, Data and AI Architecture, IBM (moderator)
Kelly Mannes: Vice President, Business Development, Constant Data Integration
Kamal Distell: VP Data, Analytics, Platforms and Data Science, Toyota Motor Corporation
Sol Rashidi: Former CDAO, Estee Lauder, Merck, Sony Music, Royal Caribbean
Chip Crane: Americas Security Technical Leader, IBM
12:30 - 14:00:
Lunch and Networking. Thank you CDO Club!
14:00 - 14:15:
KEYNOTE: How digital analytics and technologies are reshaping the customer journey
Yakov Bart: Faculty Director, DATA Initiative, Northeastern University
Digital analytics has emerged as a game-changer in marketing, revolutionizing every facet of the discipline. New technologies have radically changed how consumers search for information, evaluate products and services, make purchase decisions, and share their experiences with others. This talk will introduce a novel framework that may help various stakeholders to better understand the impact of current and future analytics and technology advancements from a consumer-firm perspective.
14:15 - 14:30:
KEYNOTE: How leveraging customer voice, change management, and composable commerce can lead a digital transformation
Bob Howland: Chief Digital Officer, Dawn Foods Global
As the world becomes increasingly reliant on technology, it’s more critical than ever for companies to create a digital approach that is seamless and easily adopted. Join leading baking ingredients manufacturer Dawn Foods’ Chief Digital Officer Bob Howland as he shares how he’s leading the legacy company through a digital transformation. Audiences will learn how capturing digital value can help transform their industries by utilizing new tactics and technologies.
14:30 - 15:30:
PANEL: Data & Analytical Insights from Healthcare and Medical Technology Leaders
Join this panel to learn about the latest trends and gain insights in data and analytics from Healthcare and Medical Technology leaders. Hear perspectives about the importance of building data cultures and talent pipeline as well as the challenges that the healthcare field faces in the future. Learn specific best practices in building out data and analytic programs to make your initiatives successful.
Participants:
Peggy Tsai: Chief Data Officer, BigID (moderator)
Jason Johnson: Chief Data and Analytics Officer, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Phanii Pydimarri: Head of Strategic Planning & Partnerships, Enterprise Data & AI Solutions Group, Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC)
Shahidul Mannan: Chief Data Officer, Bon Secours Mercy Health
Yazhene Krishnaraj: Head of Decision Intelligence, U.S. Pharmaceutical, McKesson
15:30 - 16:00:
Networking break. Thank you CDO Club!
16:00 - 17:00:
PANEL: Data and Analytics: An Enterprise AI Playbook
In this panel, we explore how to use data and analytics as the foundation for developing an enterprise AI program, from strategy and planning to execution. Among the topics we will explore are:
• Developing a comprehensive AI strategy
• Ensure the right data foundation is in place
• Measuring success and encouraging adoption
Participants:
Michael Krigsman: Publisher, CXOTalk (moderator)
Anthony Scriffignano: Distinguished Fellow, The Stimson Center
Bruno Aziza: Partner, CapitalG (Alphabet)
Eoin Roche: SVP, Head of Product Adoption, KX
Mojgan Lefebvre: EVP; Chief Operations & Technology Officer, Travelers
17:00 - 17:05:
Closing Remarks
Kwong Chan: Executive Director, DATA Initiative at Northeastern University
17:05 - Close:
Networking Reception. Thank you CDO Club!




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