MAIN CONFERENCE DAY 1

04/09/2018

09:00- 09:05

Audience Interactive Icebreaker

Let’s start how we mean to go on, in discussion, making valuable industry connections. Turn to the person next to you and discuss – How would you like to transform your business through data? Also, throughout the next two days, take advantage of our interactive event app. Pose questions to your speakers, take part in… Read more.

09:05- 09:30

International Keynote Presentation: From Science fiction to Science fact – Taking Advantage of the Next Tech

AI, Machine learning and Deep learning: How do you look through the hype and get value out of them? Truly understanding the tangible benefits these technologies will deliver to your business. Understanding the latest developments in Natural Language Theory (NLT). Practical methods for integrating machine learning into the BI space. Next evolution for smart BI… Read more.

09:30- 09:55

How can Data Leaders Fight Algorithmic Bias?

As more and more algorithms are being used to affect decisioning, data leaders need to be constantly vigilant about the inherent bias built into our algorithms. Alongside this, in the wake of fake news, how do we trust where the data is leading us? This session will examine: Why diverse data talent teams are essential… Read more.

09:55- 10:25

New format – Keynote Data Leaders Fireside Chat: Analysis Paralysis – Avoiding Inertia by Purposefully Leading Data Driven Change

How to develop your team to innovate effectively? Truly understanding your business and its needs. What are the pain points that can hinder the ability of your team and your company to innovate? What is the role of external collaborations on your ability to innovate? Discussing the importance of entrepreneurialism within your team – giving… Read more.

10:30- 10:45

Speed Networking

10:45- 11:15

Mid-Morning Coffee & Networking in the Exhibition Area

Come to the ‘Meet the Speakers Lounge’ within the Exhibition area

11:45- 12:10

Keynote Presentation: Instrumenting Behavioural Analytics

How do you harness behavioural analytics? Combining Data analytics with behavioural sciences. Using behavioural analytics to better understand consumer behaviour. Feeding behavioural analytics back to the user to personalise the user experience. How to set up the framework for instrumenting behavioural analytics into any organisation at the right pace, in the right way to harness… Read more.

12:10- 12:35

Keynote Presentation: Understanding and Defining the Playing Field –  Data Governance in a 21st Century Environment

Disruption in data and analytics, including self-service,  has empowered business users: They run their own analytics, there is a rise of “citizen data scientists” and we have “data to people” trends. What about governance? Is it disrupted? What are the modern approaches to data governance? What kind of data governance model has proved to be successful… Read more.

12:35- 13:00

Keynote Panel Discussion: Aligning your Data Strategy to Support AI and Cognitive Capability

Leveraging AI to build data driven decision-making: What are the pitfalls, misconceptions and execution failures to avoid? As AI becomes the latest executive buzzword, how do you realise the value AI brings to business and understand the transformational opportunities? Discussing the ways in which Machine Learning can generate accurate predictions and models. Ways in which… Read more.

13:00- 14:00

Buffet Lunch & Networking in the Exhibition Area

Come to the ‘Meet the Speakers Lounge’ within the Exhibition area

13:00- 14:00

VIP Private Luncheon

Hosted by SAS

14:00- 17:25

TRACKED SESSIONS

Delegates registering for the CDAO Forum can attend sessions from any of the four tracks. 


Day 1 Track A – Data Governance, Protection and Privacy

14:00- 14:35

Discussion Group: How do you Embed Data Quality Throughout the Whole Organisation?

Changing the mentality on the non IT facing areas to focus on data quality. Demonstrating the long term implications of data quality to those at the business front line. Showing how important data quality is to the overall functioning of the business. Getting good data quality practices to stick over time.

14:35- 15:10

Discussion Group: Data as a Profitable Asset  – How to Quantify this?

Valuing data is meaningless unless you get it into your balance sheets. So how do we value data? How do you go about dealing with these things bring it in as an asset and what it is on the bottom line of your accounts? Issues of data sharing, quality, security – why data needs to… Read more.

15:10- 15:45

Discussion Group: Shifting Away from Data Lakes? Assessing what Value are you Getting

Is Big Data and Data Lake last year’s fashion? What are the Big Data lessons learned to date? What are the practical and pragmatic trends going forward? Maintaining data quality by ensuring curation in the lake. Using your lake as a real-time  operational data store as opposed to a proxy data warehouse.

15:45- 16:15

Afternoon Tea & Networking in the Exhibition Area

Come to the ‘Meet the Speakers Lounge’ within the Exhibition area

16:15- 16:50

Discussion Group  Mandatory Reporting of Data Breaches – A-Z of Being Prepared

Understanding the full consequences of the new laws around mandatory reporting for data breaches. What is the impact in the unstructured data space and how can these risks be reduced? Do you fully understand the content of your unstructured data? Assessing the financial penalties for breaches. Minimising the risk of reputational damage amongst consumers.

16:50- 16:50

Drinks to be served for the final session of the day. Relax and discuss with fellow delegates.

16:50- 17:25

Discussion Group: AI and Governance: Putting on the Brakes – What do you Need in Place First?

Most businesses are working with data analytics and machine learning, but how do you trust the data? What quality metrics do you have to get the foundations in place? This session will look at: Assessing whether AI can actually address the problem you need to solve


Day 1 Track B – Organisational Change

14:00- 14:35

Discussion Group:   Managing Silos – A Holistic Approach to Managing Culture

Managing the stakeholders to make data informed decisions. Reducing the cost and security risk of siloed data pools. Minimising opportunity loss by departing from a siloed operating model. How do you break down silos in an enterprise organisation? Building one common platform and metadata framework across company. Agreeing on share standards.

14:35- 15:10

Discussion Group: Organisational Culture – Making Sure you are Able to Affect Real Change at all Levels

How do you make your businesses aware of the work you are doing? How can you make changes in a timely manner within an enterprise? How can you ensure your team has the required business knowledge to deliver and innovate? The importance of aligning your deliverables with business KPIs. Serving the needs of your business… Read more.

15:10- 15:45

Discussion Group: Data Literacy – Upskilling your Organisation’s Awareness in this Space 

You may want to lead a data driven organisation, but the capacity and capability of the workforce is the barrier – how do you skill them up? Everyone wants a dashboard – but how are they going to use it? As a PDF? Educating your business to use the data solutions as they were intended…. Read more.

15:45- 16:15

Afternoon Tea & Networking in the Exhibition Area

Come to the ‘Meet the Speakers Lounge’ within the Exhibition area

16:15- 16:50

Discussion Group: Centralised versus Decentralised Analytics 

Which approach adds more value to the organisation? Engaging different parts of the business to align with it a central analytics strategy Can you have a centralised analytics capability (data, technology, tools etc) while having decentralised analytics teams?

16:50- 16:50

Drinks to be served for the final session of the day. Relax and discuss with fellow delegates.

16:50- 17:25

Discussion Group: Building a Culture of Self Serve Analytics: Teach them how to Fish, Don’t Give them the Fish!

Using predictive analytics to create a self serve platform for business users. Why can’t the end user access data and integrate this themselves? Solving this issue with the right levels of sponsorship. Measuring how much more effective the business would be with self–service model. Convincing the sceptics at a senior level. How to get legacy… Read more.


Day 1 Track C – Innovation

14:00- 14:35

Presentation: Finding the right mix quick tools that can scale up

Disruptive technology – how to adopt and discard new technology rapidly, and constantly test and learn. Getting the right mix of analytics and data visualisation. How to identify the cumbersome technologies to avoid.

14:35- 15:10

Presentation: Integrating Customer Personalisation to all Customer Touch Points

New or emerging techniques for automating all the analytics that come from the CRM. Taking all customer data, making sense of it, and then distributing that across all customer touchpoints. Taking into account how customers have contacted you in the past, feeding this into external data, analysing all of that, and distributing. Getting buy in… Read more.

15:10- 15:45

Presentation: Real-Time Data Insights and Impact

Assessing how critical this is to your businesses. Ensuring the right processes are in place to uncover actionable insights. Moving your data team up the spectrum from looking at what happened, to predicting. How do you move from where you are today up the curve to get good insight from analytics? Acquiring the right data… Read more.

15:45- 16:15

Afternoon Tea & Networking in the Exhibition Area

Come to the ‘Meet the Speakers Lounge’ within the Exhibition area. 

16:15- 16:50

Off the Record With…..

This is an additional session with our top international speaker. Totally unscripted, delegates will get to ask pressing questions of our international expert.

16:50- 16:50

Drinks to be served for the final session of the day. Relax and discuss with fellow delegates.

16:50- 17:25

Technical Solutions Clinic – New format!

Delegates break into groups of 5-6 and a host at each table and each participate describes the biggest problem they are dealing with. The group votes on which one they will work on.


Day 1 Track D – Connects

14:35- 15:10

Let’s Talk  – Financial Services

To What Extent will the Recent Federal Government Data Sharing Regime ‘Revolutionise Banking’? Wind down and network with those who have a common interest, work in a common field and can share their war stories!  

15:10- 15:45

Let’s Talk  – Data on a Shoe String

Wind down and network with those who have a common interest, work in a common field and can share their war stories!

15:45- 16:15

Afternoon Tea & Networking in the Exhibition Area

Come to the ‘Meet the Speakers Lounge’ within the Exhibition area

16:15- 17:25

VIP Think Tank – New Format

This closed door conversation will focus on “Too Hot To Touch” topics.   There’s no holding back in our candid discussions held. How better to get to know what your peers really think?