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The 10 Sessions We’re Most Excited For at the 2019 Gartner Data and Analytics Summit in Orlando

ASG is attending the Gartner Data and Analytics Summit in Orlando next week as a Silver Plus sponsor. This event is one we look forward to all year, as some of the industry’s best thinkers come together to share their data stories and strategies. With hundreds of sessions to choose from, we have highlighted the top 10 that we (and you) won’t want to miss.

  • Keynote: Lead with Purpose to Achieve Clarity in a World of Ambiguity—Monday, March 18, 9:00-10:00 a.m.
Whether you are the chief data officer, a department head or simply the go-to data “guru” in your workgroup, your organization is looking to you for guidance in an increasingly data-driven world. In this session, Gartner’s all-star lineup of keynote speakers will discuss how data and analytics leaders can find purpose in their data initiatives to drive their organizations forward. You won’t want to miss hearing from Carlie Idoine, Donald Feinberg, Michael Moran and Valerie Logan.
  • Gartner Zone: Unlock the Value of Your Data Assets—Monday, March 18, 10:05-10:30 a.m.
Organizations still struggle to qualify the value of their data assets, prioritize investments and capture business opportunities—despite high expectations around data-enabled value. In this session, Alex Lowe Welch, senior director at Gartner, will discuss 1) how to qualify data assets to create and deliver value, given organizational capabilities; and 2) how to quantify the potential value of data assets via the use cases they support.

  • Data Sharing Agreements for the Data Savvy Organizations—Monday, March 18, 2:30-3:00 p.m.
Most organizations are sharing a wider variety of information internally and externally. Lydia Clougherty Jones, senior director analyst at Gartner, will identify the new data issues impacting data sharing agreements and share some of the best and worst examples of data sharing provisions out there today.
  • How to Evolve Data Quality Programs for Best Business Impacts—Monday, March 18, 4:15-5:00 p.m.
Digital businesses depend on trusted, high-quality data to get the insights they need. However, data quality is often treated as an after-thought. In this session, Melody Chien, senior director at Gartner, will tackle the following questions: 1) What are major challenges for data quality practices? 2) What are the top trends of modern data quality practices and tools? and 3) How do organizations set up appropriate data quality programs to meet business scenarios?
  • Guest Keynote: Big Data: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly—Tuesday, March 19, 8:15-9:00 a.m.
As we become a more data-driven society, organizations are figuring out how to best use data to improve human decision-making. Annie Duke, decision strategist, author and speaker, will explore the ways in which big data can help overcome the irrational ways we process information. She will also discuss the pitfalls and dangers of big data, and provide advice about how data is aggregated and collected and where the “human element” still needs to be in control.
  • Personalization and Privacy: How to Leverage Both to Drive Business Value—Tuesday, March 19, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Many organizations assume that personalization and privacy—when it comes to customer experiences—are conflicting efforts, versus symbiotic opportunities. In this session, Gartner’s Clougherty Jones and Penny Gillespie, VP analyst at Gartner, will debunk these myths, identify optimal opportunities and demonstrate how to deliver business value.
  • Data Storytelling: A Better Way to Engage Decision Makers with Data—Tuesday, March 19, 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Data storytelling is an effective way to communicate your findings and is more engaging than BI reporting or data visualization alone. In this session, James Richardson, senior director analyst at Gartner, will discuss how data storytelling combines data visualization with narrative techniques. He will also answer the follow questions: 1) What is a data story? 2) When and how should data storytelling be used? and 3) What new skills and techniques are needed to create compelling data stories?
  • Gartner Zone: Secure Your Data Lake Through Effective Data Governance—Wednesday, March 20, 9:05-9:30 a.m.
Data governance is indispensable for any data management initiative, especially ones involving big data. New regulations such as the GDPR are forcing deeper introspection into how data is managed, secured and consumed from ingestion to purge. In this session, Sanjeev Mohan, senior director at Gartner, will highlight a big data reference architecture and apply components of the data governance framework to it.
  • Ask the Expert: Trust Matters – How to Instill Trust with Your Customers—Wednesday, March 20, 3:30-4:15 p.m.
Trustworthiness matters—especially in digital experiences. Exemplifying trust enables organizations to reduce operational costs and increase revenues. Gartner’s Gillespie will address the most frequently asked questions, as well as any questions participants might have, on the topic of trust, its importance and how to be trusted.
  • ASG Technologies: Strategies for Tackling Defensive and Offensive Data Management—Wednesday, March 21, 10:00-10:30 a.m.
How are leaders applying best practices to the supply chain, empowering stakeholders to collaborate, and sharing trusted data throughout the organization? Attend this session to see how Data Intelligence veterans are successfully 1) automating data lineage and governance, 2) creating transparency to build trust and accessibility, and 3) reducing 100 hours of time to find data elements down to minutes – all while staying compliant. Don’t miss your chance to learn what an Intelligent Enterprise Data Journey looks like from Mark Nance, Chief Data Officer at American Fidelity Assurance Corporation, and Sue Habas, VP of Strategic Technologies at ASG.
Read this blog post about ASG and American Fidelity Assurance presenting at 2019 Gartner Data and Analytics Summit in Orlando.
Posted: 3/15/2019 12:00:05 PM by Kelly Sutter - Director, Field Marketing
Filed under :Analytics, and, Data, Gartner, Orlando, Summit