Join Global CDOs and Data Leaders at MIT
For CDOIQ Symposium in July
The MIT CDOIQ Symposium is the premier Chief Data Officer and Information Quality event in the world. Our agenda is packed with more than one-hundred thought-leading sessions, a truly outstanding line-up of speakers and content. We are delighted that as of today, more than 1,300 CDOs and Data Leaders have registered. Reserve your seat now before it's too late!
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Featured Speakers
Day 1 Joint Keynote: Data For The People: The Federal Government's Transformation In The Age Of Analytics
Speakers: Matthew Graviss, CDO, U.S. Department of State and David Spirk, FMR CDO, U.S. Department of State

The federal government is undergoing a digital transformation to better serve the American people. This keynote explores the role of data in the digital transformation of two of the federal government’s largest and diverse agencies, the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Defense. State Department Chief Data Officer Matthew Graviss, PhD and Defense Chief Data Officer David Spirk (retired) discuss where two agencies with complimentary missions overlap in the data space. From leadership to cultivating a data culture to technology, they share their best practices, challenges, and other experiences while leading their respective agencies in this digital age.
Session 12-4: Panel Discussion On How To Realize The Value From Data Democratization
Moderator: Raj Nimmagadda, Sanofi
Panelists: Lucas Quarta, Boston Consulting Group

We will have panel of discussion with business, technology and data teams to discuss the opportunities and challenges in data democratization. We will discuss how culture, process and tools play a role in this.
Session 13-1A: Key Tenets of The Chief Data Office Before, During and After A Significant Company Acquisition
By Dianne Schmidt, Head, Enterprise Data Governance, LSEG

The discussion will illustrate how the Chief Data Office function has pivoted to continuously support the management and quality of data at every opportunity to enable LSEG, its brand and future growth. What worked and what didn’t work? What behaviours did the CDO function influence to enable and progress the data journey?
There will be an opening for questions, answers, and open dialogue to further discuss the LSEG Data program.
MIT/Accenture Research on CDO
In partnership with Accenture, we are once again conducting this Chief Data Officers Roles & Responsibilities study to take a pulse of what the CAO/CDO position looks like today and how it’s evolving across industries and markets. Key findings from our 2021 study include:
  • Lack of talent to operationalize AI initiatives is the #1 challenge faced by CDOs.      
  • Being a change agent & an evangelist, are the top skills required for CDOs to be successful
 We need your help to once again make this a relevant study – would love it if you could take 10 minutes to participate in this anonymous study
Sanjeev Vohra, Global Lead for Applied Intelligence at Accenture will be unveiling the results at the MIT CDOIQ symposium in July. Thank you in advance for your participation. Best, Richard Wang
Pre-Symposium Diamond Workshop: Deloitte
Deloitte would like to invite you to attend a pre-symposium workshop on July 18th from 1 to 4 PM in auditorium 32-123 at MIT Building 32, 60 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA. This workshop is free of charge. Please reach out to Jordan Garrick, for more information: [email protected]
Unlimited Reality: How the fusion of creativity, design and AI creates value in metaverse
With the explosion of data volume and complexity driven by digitization, sensorization, and 5G connectivity, businesses have access to more customer & enterprise information to make critical decisions. But how can this data be leveraged to create new immersive consumer experiences and create new ways of working that improve operations effectiveness & efficiency? Join us for a workshop on how Unlimited Reality is leveraging the combination of data, creativity, 3D spatial technology, and AI / ML simulation capabilities to create novel use cases, increase engagement, and solve real-world business problems.

Presenters: Frances Yu (Unlimited Reality Practice Lead), Tim Roy (Immersive Simulation Lead) and Bryan Rokoszak (Unlimited Reality Creative Lead)
Location: July 18th from 1 to 4 PM in auditorium 32-123
Pre-Symposium Diamond Workshop: Informatica
Join Informatica on July 18th for a special RSVP only Pre-Symposium Workshop.
CDO Workshop: The Path to Delivering Value
Hosted by: Kash Mehdi, Sr. Director - Data Governance and Privacy Domain Lead, Informatica
Are you struggling to integrate your data strategy with objectives? Are you falling short of achieving business value due to lack of execution on your data strategies? If so, then don’t miss your chance to attend this exclusive CDO workshop, The Path to Delivering Value, presented by Informatica as part of the 2022 CDOIQ Symposium. 

The journey of a CDO is like whitewater rafting where you must continually navigate unpredictable turbulence in the form of process, culture, alignment, and more to successfully drive transformation. According to a recent CDO executive survey, while 84% of CDOs say their organization prioritizes data strategy just as much or more than other business objectives, nearly half say the two interests are not completely aligned. 

Join us in this interactive workshop where we will identify pressing challenges and propose measures to overcome them to help you execute on your data strategies. You will discover: 
  • Common CDO failures and underlying reasons. 
  • Framework and building blocks for linking business outcomes to business functions and capabilities

This exclusive, in-person event for C-level data leaders is happening the day before the Symposium, July 18 at 9 AM ET (3h Workshop + Networking). You can find the details and register here.
Pre-Symposium Diamond Workshop: SAP
SAP would like to invite you to attend a pre-symposium workshop on July 18th from 1 to 4 PM in classroom 24-115 at MIT Building 24, 60 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA. This workshop is free of charge and we have a limited number of complimentary passes to the full MIT CDOIQ Symposium to offer as well. Please reach out to Corrie Brague, Solutions & Product Marketing, Senior Director for more information: [email protected]
Implementing Agile Data & Analytics Strategy
During this workshop, SAP executives will step you though how to improve business agility with an outcome-driven data and analytics strategy that empowers all stakeholders to make an immediate impact. Then, we will discuss how SAP solutions can help to accelerate innovation and unlock business potential with enterprise-ready data and analytics solutions. Interactive discussion with your peers will be encouraged throughout the workshop.

Key topics covered will include:
  1. Identifying and prioritizing business needs
  2. Recognizing key analytic patterns
  3. Distinguishing common problems and plays to address them
  4. Understanding how to get the most value from your data and analytics solutions

You will also leave the workshop with the SAP Playbook for Agile Data and Analytics, an accompanying 7-part masterclass video series and other valuable assets. A social hour will follow.
  • Blair Wheadon, Sr. Director, Analytics Global Center of Excellence
  • Maria Villar, Enterprise Data Management & Data Strategy Innovator at SAP
  • Kerri Tenbrunsel, North America SVP & GM for the SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP)

Date / Time / Place: July 18th, 1 to 4 PM in classroom 24-115 at MIT Building 24, 60 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA.
Tim Tickets is required for all event attendees at MIT. MIT’s visitor pass system
Individuals who do not have an MIT ID and Kerberos account can be given temporary access to campus buildings or an MIT event using a visitor pass called a Tim Ticket. Attendees must provide contact information and attest to being up to date with their vaccination against Covid-19, including a booster shot for eligible individuals, or having a religious belief or medical condition that prevents them from receiving the vaccine. Download Tim Tickets App to access your ticket.
Tim Ticket is a QR code that serves as a visitor pass. A Tim Ticket, named for MIT’s mascot, Tim the Beaver, is the equivalent of giving someone your key to unlock a building door, without actually giving up your keys.
This system allows MIT to collect basic information about visitors entering MIT buildings while providing MIT hosts a convenient way to provide visitors unescorted access to campus.

Visitors must acknowledge and agree to terms for campus access, confirm basic contact information, and submit a brief attestation about health and vaccination status.
Note: For on-site attendees, please be reminded to register yourselves at least a day before the Symposium