IBM Chief Data and Technology Officer Summit Series

CDO Community Summit: Driving digital transformation in turbulent times

By | 4 minute read | December 17, 2020

The IBM Chief Data and Technology Officer Summit Series is an ongoing forum that brings together leading CDOs, CAOs, and CTOs to engage and explore the challenging issues of these extraordinary times. Each monthly 1-hour session features industry leading speakers and interactive and compelling peer discussions with a unique opportunity to share best practices and actionable use cases through live Q&A.

Throughout 2020, 600+ C-Suite data and technology leaders from industry leading companies like Verizon, TD Bank, State Farm, Kaiser Permanente, JP Morgan Chase, Samsung, Bank of America, Sony Music, Bradesco, PepsiCo and Johnson & Johnson joined the summit sessions to engage with the data and technology community. Topics cover a wide range of relevant topics and feature prominent data & AI practitioners as speakers. Read on for several examples:

CDOs Leading in Turbulent Times

This summit featured three previous CDO Club CDO of the Year award winners. The data leaders discussed their transitions to working fully remote, how the COVID-19 pandemic changed their organization’s strategy and ways of working and how they are leading during this turbulent time. Panelists included:

  • Linda Avery, Chief Data Officer, Verizon, 2019 CDO of the Year
  • Anthony Scriffignano, SVP and Chief Data Scientist, Dun & Bradstreet, 2018 CDO of the Year
  • Inderpal Bhandari, Global Chief Data Officer, IBM, 2017 CDO of the Year

AI Ethics and Trust

AI ethics and trust considerations have never been more critical than they are today. As enterprises build and deploy artificial intelligence systems, it’s important to understand the ethical considerations of our work. Only by embedding ethical principles into AI applications and processes can we build systems that people can trust. Learn how AI ethics and trust decisions are shaping every conversation, business strategy, and enterprise. Panelists included:

  • Jerry Gupta, SVP, Data & Tech Leader, Swiss Re
  • Timothy Nagle, Chief Privacy Officer, US Bank
  • JoAnn Stonier, Chief Data Officer, MasterCard
  • Francesca Rossi, AI Ethics Global Leader, IBM
  • Seth Dobrin, Chief Data Officer, Data and AI, IBM
  • Inderpal Bhandari, Global Chief Data Officer, IBM

Data, Digital and Technology in Partnership

More than ever, it is imperative that data and technology leaders are collaborating, sharing best practices, and aligned on enterprise strategy across the C-Suite. With data platforms and digital technologies proliferating and evolving at a rapid pace, CDOs and CTOs have become leading change agents in their organizations. Explore how data and technology leaders are working in partnership to drive progressive enterprise-wide transformation that is fit for the future. Panelists included:

  • Krishna Bhagavathula, Chief Technology Officer, National Basketball Association (NBA)
  • Claus Torp Jensen, Chief Digital and Technology Officer, Memorial Sloan Kettering
  • Neal Ramasamy, Chief Technology Officer, New York Life Insurance
  • Bernardo Rodriguez, Chief Digital and Technology Officer, J.D. Power
  • Chris Wright, SVP and Chief Technology Officer, Red Hat
  • Inderpal Bhandari, Global Chief Data Officer, IBM

Data Privacy and Governance

While three-quarters of companies report that data privacy is a strategic priority, less than one third have complete confidence that they’ve got it right. Challenges on all fronts – increasingly complex privacy regulations, a global pandemic, more people working from home – aren’t making it any easier. Join leading voices in data privacy and governance as they share their insights and best practices on ensuring your enterprise is ready. (source) (source). Panelists included:

  • Rajan Mehta, Chief Product and Technology Officer, WWE
  • Allen Crane, Head of Information Management, USAA
  • Christina Montgomery, Chief Privacy Officer, IBM
  • Inderpal Bhandari, Global Chief Data Officer, IBM

Hybrid Multicloud Use Cases at Scale

By 2023, organizations expect to be using at least 10 clouds. However, only a quarter of businesses have a holistic multicloud management strategy. The value derived from a full hybrid, multicloud platform technology and operating model at scale is 2.5 times the value derived from a single platform, single cloud vendor approach. In fact, the platform approach accelerates value with scale. Join leading voices on scaling hybrid multicloud use cases as they share their insights and best practices on ensuring your enterprise is ready (source). Panelists included:

  • Sanjeev Addala, SVP, Chief Information and Digital Officer, AES Corporation
  • Satyam Priyadarshy, Managing Director and Chief Data Scientist, Halliburton
  • Eileen Vidrine, Chief Data Officer, United States Department of the Air Force
  • Inderpal Bhandari, Global Chief Data Officer, IBM

Quantum and CDO of the Year Award

This summit featured Quantum computing including IBM’s Quantum strategy, the IBM Quantum network and how data leaders can already use Quantum today. In addition, Dave Mathison, CEO of CDO Club, and I hosted live Q&A with 13 leading client panelists and recapped the entire series. To finish, CDO Club presented the CDO of the Year award to Mona Siddiqui, SVP Clinical Strategy and Quality at Humana.

Panelists included:

  • Linda Avery, Chief Data Officer, Verizon
  • Anthony Scriffigano, SVP and Chief Data Scientist, Dun and Bradstreet
  • Bernardo Rodriguez, Chief Digital and Technology Officer, J.D. Power
  • Allen Crane, Head of Information Management for P&C, USAA
  • Eileen Vidrine, Chief Data Officer, The United States Department of the Air Force
  • Sanjeev Addala, SVP, Chief Information and Digital Officer, The AES Corp
  • Satyam Priyadarshy, Managing Director, IC and Technology Fellow and Chief Data Scientist, Halliburton
  • Mona Siddiqui, SVP Clinical Strategy and Quality, Humana
  • Chris Wright, SVP and Chief Technology Officer, Red Hat
  • Dr. Jeannette Garcia, Senior Manager of Quantum Algorithms Applications and Theory, IBM
  • Francesca Rossi, AI Ethics Global Leader, IBM
  • Christina Montgomery, VP and Chief Privacy Officer, IBM
  • Inderpal Bhandari, Global Chief Data Officer, IBM

Be part of our dynamic 2021 series. Reach out to me, at caitlin.halferty@us.ibm.com or on LinkedIn, and I’ll ensure you’re personally invited for the first session in February. You’ll be among the first to know when the full event schedule is announced.

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