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IBM Chief Data Officer
Summit, Fall

Boston, November 14 - 15, 2018

50+ CDO Speakers Testimonials View Attendee List Request an Invitation

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

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

This Fall's event will take place November 14-15 in Boston 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.

Be sure to join us! Contact us to register your interest, and be notified when registration opens. 

120 VP+ Attendees

50+ Speakers

1.5 Days

$0 Attend

What Should I Expect from the IBM CDO Summit?

What is it?
The IBM CDO Summit is hosted by IBM to 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.
Discover our Format
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
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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.
Interactive Agenda


50 Expert Speakers include:

Nick Pavlakos

Nick Pavlakos

Chief, Global Business Solution Services, United Nations Development Programme

Stephen Sopp

Stephen Sopp

VP, Data and Reporting, MeYouHealth

Javier Cabello

Javier Cabello

VP, Data Governance, Brown Brothers Harriman


Vineet Singh

Chief Data Officer, SVP, Move, Inc

Risë Zaiser

Risë Zaiser

Chief Data Officer, SMBC

Isa Terzi

Isa Terzi

VP, Global Analytics and Reporting Lead, , Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance

Andrew Ruegger

Andrew Ruegger

Senior Partner, Head of Data Science, Group M

Christine Legner

Christine Legne

Professor and Academic Director, Competence Center Corporate Data Quality (CC CDQ), University of Lausanne

Sol Rashidi

Sol Rashidi

Chief Data & Cognitive Officer, Royal Caribbean International

Jennifer Curtiss

Jennifer Curtiss

VP, Head of Enterprise Data Governance, American Express

Jack Chang

Jack Chang

Chief Technology Officer, Transdev

David Asiala

David Asiala

Chief Data Officer, Dow Chemical Company

Sanjay Saxena

Sanjay Saxena

SVP, Data Governance, Northern Trust

Michael Horn

Michael Horn

Chief Data Officer, Huge

Tej Anand

Tej Anand

Chief Data Officer/Chief Information and Technology Officer, CareCentrix

Allison Sagraves

Allison Sagraves

Chief Data Officer, M&T Bank

Vijay Venkatesan

Vijay Venkatesan

Chief Analytics Officer, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

Genevy Dimitrion

Genevy Dimitrion

SVP, Chief Data Steward, State Street

Sudaman Thoppan Mohanchandralal

Sudaman Thoppan Mohanchandralal

Chief Data Officer, Allianz Benelux

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, Eby-Brown

Walter Mullikin

Walt Mullikin

Head of Enterprise Analytics, Shire

Sarah Karthigan

Sarah Karthigan

Data Science Manager, ExxonMobil

Ash Dhupar

Ash Dhupar

Chief Analytics Officer, Publishers Clearing House

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George Musi

Chief Data, Analytics & Insights Officer, Blue 449

Asim Tewary, Verizon

Asim Tewary

Head of Enterprise Data Science & Advanced Analytics, Verizon


Siva Kumpatla

Global Leader, Data Science, Dow AgroSciences


Wes Chaar

Chief Data & Analytics Officer, Catalina


Alfred Essa

Vice President, Analytics & R&D, McGraw Hill Education

Srinivasan Sankar

Srinivasan Sankar

Enterprise Data Leader, Hanover Insurance Group

Susan Wegner-1

Susan Wegner

VP, Data Governance, Architecture & Analytics, Deutsche Telekom

Anju Gupta, Syngenta

Anju Gupta

Global Insights Manager, Greenpeace International

Ferd Scheepers, ING

Ferd Scheepers

Chief Information Architect, ING

Chris Bannocks, ING

Chris Bannocks

Group Chief Data Officer, ING

dan gettens, OnProcess Technology

Dan Gettens

Chief Analytics Officer, OnProcess Technology

Jerry Gupta

Jerry Gupta

SVP, Digital Analyst Catalyst, Swiss Re

Parag Shrivastava, McKesson

Parag Shrivastava

Director, Information Architecture, McKesson

Mark Krzysko, US Department of Defense

Mark Krzysko

Deputy Director, Enterprise Information, U.S. Department of Defense

Prakriteswar Santikary, eResearch Technology

Prakriteswar Santikary

Chief Data Officer, eResearchTechnology

Dipti Patel Misra

Dipti Patel-Misra

Chief Data & Analytics Officer, Vituity

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.

See More Videos Here

Cognitive Enterprise Blueprint

Also at last Fall's event, Inderpal unveiled the Cognitive Enterprise Blueprint.

The blueprint was put together based on Inderpal’s experience not only as IBM’s first Global Chief Data Officer, but also from his past experience as CDO for Cambia Health, Express Scripts, and Medco.

It has also been further supplemented by submissions from other leading CDOs that he has worked closely within their journey to becoming a Cognitive Enterprise.

The blueprint is a vital resource for all CDOs, CAOs and other data execs looking to ensure their technology, business processes, and organizational approaches are ready to take their organization to the next level.

Download the Blueprint

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 be considered for the Fall edition of the event taking place in Boston, please click the button below.
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