CDO/ CIO National Summit

November 18, 2021

CIO/CDO National Virtual Summit

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Opening Remarks


Keynote Panel: “The path to better insights and decision making: Sharing data safely and ethically

Saatchi & Saatchi 
Prudential International
Nicolas Dard
Director of Product Management
Stephon Wyatt
Director of Data Solutions
Arvind Joshi
Director – Data Management and Analytics Lead
Zhe Liu
Director of Data Engineering & Analytics
Nikita Bansal
Head of Product (Digital Platform)

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The most competitive companies place data-driven decisions at the heart of their process. This means making data sharing as seamless as possible. In a context of rapidly evolving regulatory and ethical compliance, this can be tricky without the right tools and processes. Join a panel of peers and experts who will share some of their insights and real world experience to make it a reality.

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Disrupter Presenter: “Enterprise Data Strategy for Digital Transformation and Regulatory Excellence

Fifth Third Bank
Jonathan Paul
VP Director of Data Governance

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Fireside Chat: “DataOps: A Paradigm Shift for Modern Data Integration

Mike Pickett
VP of Product Growth

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In the ever-evolving world of the data supply chain, you may have experienced one or more of these trends: you depend on more and more data that you can’t control; you need to provide data at the speed of thought; your digital transformation is happening faster than your data infrastructure can keep up. As a data leader, you have pressures all around to do more and faster. But just how fast can you go given the enormous complexity of data, platforms and architectures today?

DataOps is an approach that can tease order out of the accelerating chaos of modern architectures, and reconcile the apparent contradiction of complexity and agility. Continuous design, operation and observability of your data is fundamental to a DataOps approach. Hear from a panel of industry leaders:

  • Approaches for keeping pace with the relentless business demand for more data
  • Best practices for managing ever more complex data infrastructures
  • Viewpoints on how to balance agility with transparency and control

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Closing CXO Panel: “Requirements for the Open Data Stack in a Microservices Oriented World

MDC Partners | Stagwell 
Bryan Kirschner
VP of Strategy
Sreeveni Kancharla
VP of Information Systems and Technology
Chitra Varma
Head of Data & Analytic Engineering
John Georgatos
Global CIO

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In order to build the next decade’s competitive advantage, enterprises need to go beyond the early stages of digital transformation and embrace modern use cases characterized by the exponential growth of data and the utilization of real-time analytics to inform business decisions.

This entails not only building new applications or refactoring existing ones as microservices but also moving certain workloads off relational monoliths to the modern data stack. Relational databases are poorly equipped to handle the demands of modern workloads involving either rich customer interactive applications or streaming industrial data.

Unlike relational monoliths, the modern data stack supports microservices oriented development patterns that free business logic from the data layer and place it in the application layer where it rightly belongs. It supports modern APIs that free developers from having to learn database languages before they can become productive. And just like microservices, the modern data stack is distributed and runs on Kubernetes.

Join DataStax as we discuss the requirements of the modern data stack in the world of microservices.

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Got questions? We've got answers!

Why should I attend?

Your time is valuable and we make sure to make the most of it! We take the time to figure out your challenges and customize your experience to meet your needs. Our agendas are tailored to your feedback and we pride ourselves in covering the most cutting-edge content delivered by renowned industry experts. Look forward to building enduring partnerships and together we’ll go straight to the top.

Where is the event taking place?

The event is by invitation-only. The location will be released to all attendees once your registration has been confirmed. 

What is the dress code?

We recommend business attire. Most attendees wear suits or comparable attire. Ties are optional.

Can I bring a colleague with me?

Yes! We always urge our members to refer their colleagues! We love adding new members to the community, especially if they come highly recommended by a current member. Either have them reach out to your Apex POC or have them fill out the Member Registration Form.

What if I have dietary restrictions?

No problem! Please let your Apex POC know as soon as possible in order for us to work with the venue on providing alternate options for you at the event.

What if I want to speak at an assembly?

Apex is always looking for speakers that can contribute their valuable insight. If you would like to speak, please contact your Apex POC or fill out the Speaker Registration Form on the Assemblies page. Please keep in mind that we receive many inquiries for speaking and sessions are available on a first come first served basis. But no need to worry, we have plenty of opportunities available at future assemblies.

I plan on being in attendance, but what if something comes up and I have to cancel?

We understand that something may come up on your calendar! Before canceling with us, please know that we will have a separate room for attendees to step out for work-related activities (meetings, emails, conference calls, etc.). If you must cancel, we just ask that you let us know at least 48 hours in advance so that we can open up the waitlist for another member.


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