Why You Should Attend!



Explore the biggest forces impacting data strategy and analytics in 2018
 

Argyle Executive Forum is bringing together senior data & analytics executives from a variety of industry verticals for our annual Leadership in Big Data and Analytics Forum in Chicago. Throughout keynote sessions, fireside chats and panel sessions, our speaking faculty will address an array of topics geared towards Chief Data Officers, Chief Digital Officers, Chief Marketing Officers, Chief Information Officers, as well as Data, Analytics, and Business Intelligence VPs & Directors, including:

 

  • The next wave of tools and technologies that will transform data and analytical capabilities
  • How to nimbly navigate today’s high-volume data driven digital world
  • Shifting a reactive culture into to a proactive, innovative approach towards incorporating data into key decision-making processes
  • Boost revenue generation through more effective use of enterprise data insight at every level.
  • Leveraging data insights to drive the business’ product and customer strategies
  • Assessing how data has impacted the executive team and overall corporate structure, and how this will continue to evolve
  • Exploring IoT’s future ramifications across industries

 

While data has always surrounded business leaders, a comprehensive strategy to consistently translate data into actionable customer insights has never been more vital. Speakers will address the challenges and opportunities surrounding these topics, as well as how to foster the necessary culture to support these endeavors.

We look forward to hosting you alongside our community of Fortune 500 data & analytics leaders hailing from the heart of the Midwest and beyond!

This event will feature insights from top executives, including:

If you'd like to recommend a speaker, please email Tyler Lettich at tlettich@argyleforum.com.

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ARGYLE HOST MQ Qureshi Founder
Xoobies
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Francisco Azeredo VP, Data Analytics
Northern Trust
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Laura Burgos Director, Audience Research & Analytics
Lyric Opera of Chicago
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Michelangelo D'Agostino Head of Data Science
ShopRunner
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Michael Goldwater Director, eCommerce Business Management & Analytics
Sears Holdings
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Eli Goodman Vice President, Sales
Jumpshot
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Jeff Hamilton Head of Consumer Insights
BMW Group
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Bodee Kittikamron Global Director, Digital and Corporate Marketing
Littelfuse, Inc.
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Narendra Lingegowda Digital Health and Emerging Technologies Lead
Shire
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Anthony Liu Head of Data Science
American Medical Association
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Martha Miller Solutions Engineer
Paxata
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Jeff Myers Director - Enterprise Data & Analytics
State Farm
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Youssef Ouyhya Director, Architecture, Data Science and Advanced Analytics
Gogo
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Bill Petti Global Data Strategist
Gallup
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Yoav Shargil Head of Targeted Marketing and Customer Analytics
Sears Holdings
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Paul Sonderegger Big Data Strategist
Oracle
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Abhishek Vaidya Head of Digital Analytics
Discover Financial Services
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Jessica Williams Head of Global Innovation Marketing & Analytics
Visa
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  • 8:15am – 9:15am Breakfast
  • 9:15am – 9:25am Opening Remarks by Argyle Host
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    MQ Qureshi
    Founder
    Xoobies

  • 9:25am – 10:00am Keynote Presentation featuring BMW: "Voice of the Customer at Scale Text Analytics at BMW"
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    Everyday more consumer are communication with their favorite brands via digital means and organizations need to develop skills to ingest, analyze and act on this valuable source of information.  BMW views text analytics as a significant opportunity to create insight from consumers.   As Head of Consumer Insights, Jeff will walks through examples of how BMW is leveraging text analytics to gain insights into consumer experiences with the BMW brand.

    Jeff Hamilton
    Head of Consumer Insights
    BMW

  • 10:00am – 10:20am Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring Oracle
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    Paul Sonderegger
    Big Data Strategist
    Oracle

  • 10:20am – 10:45am Networking Break
  • 10:45am – 11:05am Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring Gallup: "Let’s Talk People! Barriers to Organizational Adoption and Success of Advanced Analytics"
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    Investments in analytics and modeling are accelerating across every industry, in just about every functional area. Much of the focus is on technology and increasing the number of employees that have extensive modeling and programming skills. However, there is more to the successful adoption of advanced analytics than simply hiring more data scientists. This talk will focus on two critical areas related to people: the need for wider statistical literacy within an organization and for Strategic Translators who can bridge the gap between consumers of models and data and the producers.

    Bill Petti
    Global Data Strategist
    Gallup

  • 11:05am – 11:50am Panel Discussion: “Translating Data into Action”
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    Session topics include, but are not limited to:

    • Managing the explosion of data and the impact on the business
    • Data vs. Insights: Translating data into insights, and subsequently, action
    • The evolving role of providing data and insights to the business
    • Aligning your organization’s strategy and long term goals to your data analytics roadmap
    • Partnering with different functions to drive innovation

    Moderator:

    MQ Qureshi
    Founder
    Xoobies

    Panelists:
    Michael Goldwater
    Director, eCommerce Business Management & Analytics
    Sears Holdings 

    Eli Goodman
    Vice President, Sales
    Jumpshot 

    Bodee Kittikamron
    Global Director, Digital and Corporate Marketing
    Littelfuse, Inc.   

    Jeff Myers
    Director - Enterprise Data & Analytics
    State Farm        

    Youssef Ouyhya
    Director of Architecture and Data Engineering
    Gogo    

  • 11:50am – 12:10pm Networking Break
  • 12:10pm – 12:15pm Session Introduction featuring Paxata
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    Martha Miller
    Solutions Engineer
    Paxata 

  • 12:15pm - 12:45pm Keynote Session featuring ShopRunner: "The Care and Feeding of Data Scientists: Concrete Tips for Retaining Your Data Science Team"
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    Data scientists are hard to hire. But too often, companies struggle to find the right talent only to make avoidable mistakes that cause their best data scientists to leave.  From organizational structure and leadership considerations to tooling and infrastructure to avoiding FOMO through continuing education, this talk will offer concrete (and inexpensive) tips for keeping your data scientists engaged, productive, and performing their best for your business. 

    Michelangelo D'Agostino
    Head of Data Science
    ShopRunner

  • 12:45pm – 1:45pm Lunch
  • 1:45pm – 2:30pm Panel Discussion: "The Data Talent Gap"
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    Session topics include, but are not limited to:

    • Building an in-house data team
    • Finding the proper skill sets to mature your data strategy
    • The evolving role of data teams in the corporate landscape
    • Establishing data science centers of excellence to help close the talent gap

    Moderator:

    Laura Burgos
    Director of Audience Research & Analytics
    Lyric Opera of Chicago

    Panelists:

    Francisco Azeredo
    VP, Data Analytics
    Northern Trust    

    Narendra Lingegowda
    Digital Health and Emerging Technologies Lead
    Shire      

    Abhishek Vaidya
    Head of Digital Analytics
    Discover Financial Services 

  • 2:30pm – 2:50pm Networking Break
  • 2:50pm – 3:25pm Keynote Presentation featuring American Medical Association: "Elevating Predictive Analytics to Prescriptive Analytics in Healthcare"
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    The American Medical Association (AMA) strives to be the industry authority of physician information. The AMA leverages data science to gain insights of physician practicing patterns. This session looks into predictive models that the AMA Data Science team builds to predict data quality and physician practicing patterns. Practical use of Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) is covered. This session also takes a deeper dive into the approaches the AMA Data Science team takes to provide prescriptive guidance to data processing and business operations.

    Tony Liu, MSCS, MSStats
    Director Data Science
    American Medical Association

  • 3:25pm - 3:35pm Closing Remarks by Argyle Host
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    MQ Qureshi
    Founder
    Xoobies

  • 3:35pm - 4:45pm Closing Reception

What will be discussed? Explore Big Data and Analytics hot topics and challenge areas such as:

Data’s role in creating a successful User Experience (UX)

  • Striking a balance between brand strategy and marketing effectiveness through data-driven personalization
  • Leveraging data insights to drive the business’ product and customer strategies
  • Tactics for discovering, segmenting, targeting and engaging consumers
  • How to nimbly navigate today’s high-volume data driven digital world
  • Staying ahead of the competition and trends as they’re emerging with real time data

Leveraging Business Insights for Smarter Business Decisions

  • Driving holistic decision making with business analytics
  • Building a detailed roadmap that aligns modern data warehousing, big data, and next generation analytics
  • How to overcome the challenges of data silos, security, and governance while providing agility, self-service, and access that end-users demand
  • Collaborative innovation to drive business outcomes, increase ROI and transform the business

The Rise of the Interconnected World

  • Exploring IoT’s future ramifications across industries
  • IoT’s impact upon the IT organization and how this affects traditional roles, desired skills, organizational structure, etc.  
  • Best practices for supporting a live running IoT business
  • Investing in IoT, mobility, big data analytics, social media and cloud while also maintaining traditional applications like ERP and CRM 
  • Privacy and Security challenges impacting the consumer IoT 

Driving Business Success Through Big Data

  • The impact of Big Data upon the overall business, and how this has subsequently impacted technology management
  • Shifting a reactive status quo into to a proactive, innovative culture towards incorporating data into key decision-making processes
  • Leveraging the latest emerging technologies to maximize the value of available data
  • Boost revenue generation through more effective use of enterprise data insight at every level

Data’s role in creating a successful User Experience (UX)

  • Striking a balance between brand strategy and marketing effectiveness through data-driven personalization
  • Leveraging data insights to drive the business’ product and customer strategies
  • Tactics for discovering, segmenting, targeting and engaging consumers
  • How to nimbly navigate today’s high-volume data driven digital world
  • Staying ahead of the competition and trends as they’re emerging with real time data

Leveraging Business Insights for Smarter Business Decisions

  • Driving holistic decision making with business analytics
  • Building a detailed roadmap that aligns modern data warehousing, big data, and next generation analytics
  • How to overcome the challenges of data silos, security, and governance while providing agility, self-service, and access that end-users demand
  • Collaborative innovation to drive business outcomes, increase ROI and transform the business

The Rise of the Interconnected World

  • Exploring IoT’s future ramifications across industries
  • IoT’s impact upon the IT organization and how this affects traditional roles, desired skills, organizational structure, etc.  
  • Best practices for supporting a live running IoT business
  • Investing in IoT, mobility, big data analytics, social media and cloud while also maintaining traditional applications like ERP and CRM 
  • Privacy and Security challenges impacting the consumer IoT 

Driving Business Success Through Big Data

  • The impact of Big Data upon the overall business, and how this has subsequently impacted technology management
  • Shifting a reactive status quo into to a proactive, innovative culture towards incorporating data into key decision-making processes
  • Leveraging the latest emerging technologies to maximize the value of available data
  • Boost revenue generation through more effective use of enterprise data insight at every level

Still have questions? We have answers.

I want to attend, but what if I'm unsure of my schedule and need to cancel my participation?

Just let us know. We understand that schedules change! However, we always have a waiting list for this event, and if you don't cancel, we will assume you are still attending and your spot will go unused. If you must, cancel at least 48 hours prior to the event to make room for others!

What if I can't be OOO for a whole day, or need to come late?

We have wifi and private rooms available for attendees to take calls and spend some quiet time on emails, as well as access to printing. Have a morning meeting you can't miss? No problem. This event was designed for busy executives - we get it.

I'd like to bring some colleagues. Do I need to register them online?

Events are more fun with friends, and we'd be happy to host your team. You can have them register online, or send us their names, titles and email addresses and we will take care of it for you!

I don't see the event venue listed. Where will the meeting be held?

To maintain exclusivity, we don't release the venue address until the registration process has been completed. All logistical details will be shared once you have requested a pass and been approved.

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Hotel Blake Chicago


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Chicago, IL 60605
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