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IBM Chief Data Officer
Summit, Spring

San Francisco, April 2 - 3, 2019

Welcome to the 'most influential gathering of CDOs anywhere!'

Interview with Inderpal Bhandari at IBM CDO Summit Fall, 2018

The IBM Chief Data Officer Summit, Spring is an exclusive, bi-annual gathering for data executives. It is free to attend, to all who qualify to take part.

This Spring's event will take place April 2-3 2019 in San Francisco and will bring together over 120 senior data & analytics executives to share the latest innovations, best practices, challenges and use cases, as well as facilitate conversations and connections.

Taking place over two days, the event provides a meeting point for Chief Data Officers, Chief Analytics Officers, Chief Data Scientists, Chief Information Officers, Chief Digital Officers, Chief AI Officers, and other C-suite and VP-Level data leaders to learn, develop, and network.

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120 VP+ Attendees

50+ Speakers

1.5 Days

$0 Attend

What Should I Expect from the CDO Summit?

What is it?
The IBM CDO Summit will bring together the community of senior data & analytics executives.
Open exclusively to those leading data & analytics programs, the event is complimentary to all who qualify to attend.
There are no sales pitches, and through our highly interactive formats (panel discussions & break out ‘self-help groups’) you will benefit from unique conversations with, and insights from, speakers and attendees alike.
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Who will I meet?
Quite simply, over the last 5 years, the summits have been the who’s who of the data and analytics leadership world.
Here’s the proof - the last event’s attendee breakdown was:
  • 64 named or acting Chief Data Officers
  • 55 MDs, AVPs, VPs and SVPs of Data, Analytics, Data Science, Insights and Digital Innovation
  • 10 CEOs, CIOs, CISOs, CTOs, & CAIOs
  • 8 named or acting Chief Analytics Officers
  • 5 acting Chief Data Scientists
What will I learn?
Key themes include:
  • Designing a Data Roadmap e.g. Architecture, Governance, Privacy, Security, GDPR
  • Honing your Strategy as a CDO e.g. Proving Value, Securing Investment, Talent, Agile Approach
  • Utilizing Tech to Transform Business e.g. AI, ML, Cloud, Blockchain, Digital Transformation
  • Applying Data to Business Issues e.g. Marketing, Products, Monetization, Customer Service
With 16 break-out discussions you can tailor the agenda to suit your needs.


Speakers include:

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Vineet Kumar

Director, Analytics, GODADDY

meenal iyer

Meenal Iyer

Director, Enterprise Analytics and Reporting Platforms, MACYS INC

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Nona Janssen Walls

SVP Enterprise Data, Analytics & Intelligence, Lionsgate


Henna Karna

Chief Data Officer , AXA XL

Aditya Kongara

Aditya Kongara

AVP, Executive Head of Enterprise Information Management & Governance, USAA

Allison Sagraves

Allison Sagraves

Chief Data Officer, M&T Bank

Speaker 2 - CAO Fall (20)

Allen Crane

Assistant Vice President, Applied Analytics, USAA

Srinivasan Sankar

Srinivasan Sankar

Enterprise Data Leader, Hanover Insurance Group

Michael Knuppel

Michael Knuppel

Chief Data Officer, Montgomery County Government

Pascal Marimer

Pascal Marmier

SVP, Digital Analytics, Swiss Re

Shilpa Yelamaneni

Shilpa Yelamaneni

Director, Business Insights and Analytics, Ecolab

Wes Chaar

Wes Chaar

Chief Data & Analytics Officer, Catalina


Lucia Mendoza-Ronquillo

SVP, Head of Business Intelligence & Data Governance., Wells Fargo


Jeff Bodzewski

Chief Analytics Officer , M Booth


Andrew Sohn

SVP, Global Digital and Analytics Services, Crawford and Company

Carl Gold, Zuora

Carl Gold

Chief Data Scientist, ZUORA

Jerry Gupta

Jerry Gupta

SVP, Digital Analyst Catalyst, Swiss Re

Parag Shrivastava, McKesson

Parag Shrivastava

Director, Information Architecture, McKesson

Patrick Dever, Avista

Patrick Dever

Chief Data Strategist, AVISTA CORPORATION

50+ CDO Speakers

What people are saying

  • “This is a niche, small group event of Data Officers and Data Leaders with all relevant content and networking opportunities. Must attend for all Data leaders”

    Srinivasan Sankar, Data Leader, Hanover Insurance

  • “Great networking and practical support PLUS visionary discussions”

    Gloria Kupferman, Chief Data Strategy Officer, American Hospital Association

  • “Great combination of general sessions, breakouts and networking opportunities. There's some IBM-specific content, but it's limited and value add”

    Andrew Salesky, SVP & Global Data Officer, Charles Schwab

A taste of the event

Interview with Inderpal Bhandari &James Kavanaugh

At last year's Fall summit delegates heard from IBM's Global Chief Data Officer, Inderpal Bhandari, and James Kavanaugh, SVP for Transformation and Operations at IBM. Check out their interview with theCUBE, recorded on-site at the event, to get a taste of the insights shared, and what to expect from the Spring edition in San Francisco.

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Apply for a Delegate Pass

The IBM CDO Summits are invitation-only events for VP and C level data executives.
If you would like to take part, please request an invitation
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