DAY 1
MONDAY, JULY 26, 2021

11:00AM - 11:45AM EASTERN

 

[INTERACTIVE SESSION] 

Data Management in the Modern World

Data has risen in importance.  Data is moving from the back office to the executive suite.  Expectations are high.  But is your data program up to the task?  As data becomes more important and becomes part of the business strategy of enhanced customer experience and revenue growth, the demands have grown.  Time to market becomes king but at what expense?  This talk will examine the evolution of the data program from a regulatory imperative to a competitive advantage.  How has the data professional and data process had to adjust.  

 

The key topics will include:

  • The Data Management’s process: move from waterfall to agile

  • Balancing the requirements of data accuracy and time to market

  • Automation of the data management process

  • Partnership with Analytics and Technology

  • Reskilling the data professional

Peter Serenita

Chief Data Officer

Scotiabank

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11:45AM - 12:00PM EASTERN

 

[INTERACTIVE NETWORKING BREAK] 

Hometown & First Job Skill That You Use Today

Nic Richmond

Vice Chancellor for Strategy, Analytics and Research

Pima Community College

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12:00PM - 12:45PM EASTERN

 

[INTERACTIVE SESSION] 

Real World Stories of Digital Transformation in a Data-First, Multi-Cloud World

Our panel discussion will focus on case studies across private and public sector organizations that rely on data as a strategic asset as the cornerstone of their business transformations. We will follow their path from the initial identification of business problems, the data-first strategies they aligned on to evolve business models, the pitfalls and decisions along the way, and the tangible business results.

 

Topics covered in this discussion include:

  • Why was data so integral to their business transformation?

  • What were the business outcomes they were looking to achieve?

  • Which challenges they faced internally and externally, and how they overcame them.

  • How could multi-cloud be a catalyst in their journey to drive even more significant results?

Matt Wallace

CTO

Faction

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Ed Wiley

Principal

Ed Wiley Ventures

12:45PM - 1:15PM EASTERN

 

[30 MINUTE BREAK] 

1:15PM - 2:00PM EASTERN

 

[INTERACTIVE SESSION] 

Natural Language Processing

The session is intended to share experiences of applying Natural Language Processing and Speech Processing at Scale to solve business and consumer problems, building and deploying NLP and Voice AI systems.

Andrei Lopatenko

VP Engineering, Head of Search and Conversational AI

Zillow Group

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2:00PM - 2:15PM EASTERN

 

[INTERACTIVE NETWORKING BREAK] 

Sports Talk

  1. Who is your favorite sports team to watch?

  2. If you could be an Olympic Athlete, what sport or event would you like to participate in?

  3. What activities (physical/mental/other) do you enjoy that serve as a release or mental break from work?

Eddie Kendralla

Vice President, Business Intelligence

Pittsburgh Penguins

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2:15PM - 3:00PM EASTERN

 

[INTERACTIVE SESSION] 

Top Trends in Data Analytics

In this session, Toptal's Sr. Director of Business Analytics, Travis Anderson, and Toptal's Head of Marketing Insights and Performance, Rohan Kulkarni, will discuss the top trends in data analytics. They have curated this interactive discussion to dive into how these trends affect businesses from the core business operations point of view and the marketing point of view.

Travis and Rohan will present trends and challenges that they see in analytics today. You will leave this session with a deeper understanding of the real-world trends and challenges and how to begin addressing them.

Rohan Kulkarni

Director of Brand Performance

Toptal

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Travis Anderson

Sr Dir, Business Analytics

Toptal

3:00PM - 3:15PM EASTERN

 

[INTERACTIVE NETWORKING BREAK] 

Let's Talk Successful Investments, Financial Areas of Interest, and Sources of Financial Knowledge

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3:15PM - 4:00PM EASTERN

 

[INTERACTIVE SESSION] 

Data Governance, Data Stewards, & Visualization

TBD Session Description

Tarun Sood

Head of Data and Analytics

Vanguard

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DAY 2

TUESDAY, JULY 27TH

11:00AM - 11:45AM EASTERN

 

[INTERACTIVE SESSION] 

Data Driven Innovation

How organizations can leverage customer data and business intelligence to deliver innovation. 

Sumit Arora

Senior Director, Strategy & Analytics

MLSE (Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Partnership)

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11:45AM - 12:00PM EASTERN

[INTERACTIVE NETWORKING BREAK] 

Best Piece of Business Literature You Have Read Recently/This Year?

Charles Thibault

VP Analytics

IDT Telecom

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12:00PM - 12:45PM EASTERN

 

[INTERACTIVE SESSION] 

Best Practices to Democratize Data Across Your Organization

Brands making the strongest business decisions are often impeded with inaccurate and inaccessible customer data across disparate silos. How do you gain visualization into customer profiles and utilize the data to the full potential across your organization?

 

- What tools or dashboards are available to enable teams to make data driven decisions

- Assessing data across your organization 

- Developing a strong cross-functional oversight group to work towards  a common goal and data driven transformation

Chris Chapo

VP Advanced Analytics

Amperity

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12:45PM - 1:15PM EASTERN

 

[30 MINUTE BREAK] 

1:15PM - 2:00PM EASTERN

 

[INTERACTIVE SESSION] 

Future of Decision-Making

This session will share experiences on our journey towards the future of decision-making.  Every decision we make – from “what’s for dinner tonight?” to “how are we going to meet our shareholders’ expectations?” – is answered using pieces of data. 

  • What questions do we want to answer?

  • How do we collect the data to answer those questions? 

  • How far does this journey go?  How many steps have you taken? 

  • What was that first step like?  Can you see the end of the journey?

Brian Trauman

Chief Data Officer, Tax

KPMG LLP

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2:00PM - 2:15PM EASTERN

 

[INTERACTIVE NETWORKING BREAK] 

Advice to Your 13-year-old Self – What would you tell yourself at 13 if you could have a conversation with that person?

Susan Knolla

Director People Analytics & Compensation

J.D. Irving, Limited

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2:15PM - 3:00PM EASTERN

 

[INTERACTIVE SESSION] 

Next Phase of Data Analytics

Data & Analytics (D&A) is currently transitioning from on-premises to the cloud, but that’s not the next phase. It’s about transforming physical D&A architectures into logical architectures, powered by logical data fabric. According to leading analyst firms Gartner and Forrester, data fabric will form the foundation of next gen D&A, yielding speed to insights, universal self-service, and ultimate flexibility in analytical modernization. Come listen to this session about how you can enable and be part of this next innovative movement.

Ravi Shankar

Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

Denodo

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3:00PM - 3:15PM EASTERN

 

[INTERACTIVE NETWORKING BREAK] 

Favorite Vacation Spot

Dr. Darin White

Executive Director, Center for Sports Analytics

Samford University

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3:15PM - 4:00PM EASTERN

 

[INTERACTIVE SESSION] 

Role of AI/ML in Your Organization

AI/ML has been adopted by different industries at different levels. Also, the value companies are deriving from the application of AI/ML is different and dependent of various factors. In this session, we will try to explore the common themes different companies have seen in implementing AI/ML in their respective organizations and try to summarize the common patterns.

Amit Dingare

Director of Data Science

Novelis

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DAY 2 | ONCON ICON AWARDS

TUESDAY, JULY 27TH AT 8PM - 9PM EASTERN

AWARDS CEREMONY AGENDA:

7:30pm Eastern
Awards Ceremony Waiting Room Opens & 30 Minute Countdown Begins *Refer to the meeting link in the calendar invite.

 

7:55pm Eastern
Webcams Are Encouraged To Be Turned On At This Time

 

8:00pm Eastern
Awards Ceremony Start & Opening Remarks

 

Awards Presenters: 

  1. Peter Serenita | Chief Data Officer | Scotiabank

  2. Myra Chen | VP, Head of Sales, Marketing and Digital Analytics | Capital Group

  3. Brian Trauman | Chief Data Officer, Tax | KPMG LLP

  4. Dr. Satyam Priyadarshy | Technology Fellow and Chief Data Scientist | Halliburton

  5. Sandip Nayak | Chief Strategy & AI Officer | Linear Financial Technologies

  6. Tishlee Rivera | Director Marketing Business Intelligence and Analytics | Crowley Maritime

  7. Lisa Veith | SVP New Markets and Marketing Communications | MAXIMUS Federal

  8. Nic Richmond | Vice Chancellor for Strategy, Analytics and Research | Pima Community College

  9. Rusty Bickel | Chief Data Officer | Crossroads

  10. Ian Cook | VP, People Analytics | Visier

  11. Andrea Vanin | Global Head of Marketing Operations & Analytics | Financial Services - ISAC

  12. Kerrie Adams | Executive Director Engagement Insights & Analytics | The Walt Disney Company

 

9:00pm Eastern
Awards Ceremony Conclusion. *We will try to conclude the awards ceremony as close to 9pm as possible, but it is possible that we conclude before or after 9pm Eastern.