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Agenda

Sessions

Day 1

September 21st

9:00 am
UTC-5
Welcome / State of Business Intelligence
Speakers: Chris von Simson, Howard Dresner
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9:45 am
UTC-5
Break / Expo
10:15 am
UTC-5
Data Action: Using Data for a Public Good
Speaker: Professor Sarah Williams
Session info
11:30 am
UTC-5
Lunch Break/Expo
12:30 pm
UTC-5
Winning at Data with a Modern Strategy
Speaker: David Dadoun
Session info
1:30 pm
UTC-5
Break/Expo
2:00 pm
UTC-5
Round Table Discussions
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3:00 pm
UTC-5
Break/Expo
3:30 pm
UTC-5
See the World, Change the World: Data at a Planetary Scale
Speaker: Dr. Tanya Harrison
Session info
6:00 pm
UTC-5
Reception - Hosted by Alation

Day 2

September 22nd

9:00 am
UTC-5
Welcome Back / Data Leadership
Speakers: Chris von Simson, Howard Dresner
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9:30 am
UTC-5
Workshop: Connect Data, Actions, and Outcomes for a Better World
Speaker: Dr. Lorien Pratt
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11:00 am
UTC-5
Break/Expo
11:30 am
UTC-5
Your Data Should Show up for Work More Often
Speaker: Dr. Laura Downey
Session info
12:30 pm
UTC-5
Lunch
1:30 pm
UTC-5
Workshop: Presenting Data Effectively
Speaker: Dr. Stephanie Evergreen
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3:00 pm
UTC-5
Break/Expo
3:30 pm
UTC-5
Round Table Discussions
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4:30 pm
UTC-5
Step Up and Start Your CDO Journey
Speakers: Courtney Moores, Stefanie Costa Leabo
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5:45 pm
UTC-5
Special Offer
6:00 pm
UTC-5
Closing

Step Up and Start Your CDO Journey

Courtney Moores

Stefanie Costa Leabo

What is it like to become a Chief Data Officer? How do you do it? Where do you begin? Stefanie Costa-Leabo shares her encouraging story of growing into the role for the City of Boston from an analyst in 2015 to CDO in 2018. There will be details on dealing with Executives, picking up the pace for the first 12 months to cover the immediate tasks and set the strategic goals.

Boston is the hub of a leading metropolitan area, and many new initiatives come with explicit embedded data components. Stefanie will share some examples of their work to make sure everyone has the same trusted data to inform their decisions.