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The 5 Sessions We’re Most Excited For at the 2018 Gartner Data and Analytics Summit

As the 2018 Gartner Data and Analytics Summit gets closer, data and analytics enthusiasts are examining the event agenda to decide which sessions to attend. With so many expert speakers and hot industry topics on the menu, choosing where and how to spend your time at the show can be tough. For attendees interested in how enterprise data management technology can help transform insurance companies into digital transformation leaders, make sure to stop by the Transforming Business Success with Enterprise Information Management session on Thursday, March 8 from 9:45-10:15 AM, led by Mark Nance, chief data officer at American Fidelity Assurance Corporation, and Susan Habas, VP of strategic technologies at ASG.
To help attendees decide which other sessions are must-attend events, ASG has compiled its list of the top five sessions we don’t want to miss.
  • Are You Feeling Overwhelmed by Your Data? Excel at Metadata Management!—Monday, March 5, 10:45-11:30 AM
Data can be an organization’s most valuable asset in digital transformation—making the struggle to effectively access and manage it even more frustrating. With sprawling big data and growing compliance requirements, data and analytics leaders can feel overwhelmed. Stop by this session to hear what Roxane Edjlali and Guido De Simoni, both research directors at Gartner, have to say about excelling with metadata management.
  • The State of Data and Analytics Governance: Align Risk, Optimization and Data Value Initiatives—Tuesday, March 6, 2:00-2:45 PM
Every organization leveraging data and analytics to drive business value knows the struggle of governance—especially as it continually changes with the data landscape. To help develop a strong and forward-thinking governance initiative, Kurt Schlegel, research VP at Gartner, will be discussing where governance is headed and best practices to align strategy with its trajectory.

  • Gartner Magic Quadrant Power session: Enterprise Data Management—Wednesday, March 7, 2:00-2:45 PM
The digital business era demands a new means for managing data across all transactions, analytics and platforms in the enterprise. This session denounces old tools for data warehousing, master data management and data integration, and highlights new capabilities that optimize and enrich enterprise data management. Stop by to learn how new platforms are evolving to support data governance and watch presentations on several Magic Quadrants, featuring an all-star cast of Mark Beyer, VP distinguished analyst at Gartner, Merv Adrian, research VP at Gartner, Roxane Edjlali, research director at Gartner, Mei Yang Selvage, research director at Gartner, and Michael Patrick Moran, research director at Gartner.
  • Applied Infonomics: How to Monetize, Manage and Measure Information as an Asset—Thursday, March 8, 10:30-11:15 AM
When determining what to spend on information management, organizations need to first understand the value of their information. In this session, Doug Laney, VP distinguished analyst at Gartner, discusses how organizations can apply traditional asset management practices to information, and how that information can help generate economic (or infonomic) benefits for organizations.
  • If You’re Still Trying to Control Your Data and Analytics Practice, You Probably Aren’t Governing It—Thursday, March 8, 10:30-11:15 AM
As digital transformation and big data take over, most organizations could benefit from a new approach to controlling data and analytics. And when it comes to governance, even more organizations find themselves on the defensive. Don’t miss Thomas Oestreich, managing VP at Gartner, discuss how a new, offensive approach to data and analytics can help drive enforcement and achieve governance.

No matter which sessions make attendees’ lists, the 2018 Gartner Data and Analytics Summit promises to deliver inspiring dialogue.

For a preview of the full spread of fascinating summit sessions, view the summit agenda. See you in Texas!
Posted: 3/1/2018 8:38:22 AM by Rob Perry