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Join us at the first program designed specifically for Chief Data Officers

by Andrew White  |  January 25, 2016  |  Comments Off on Join us at the first program designed specifically for Chief Data Officers

Where: Gartner Enterprise Information & Master Data Management Summit 2016, Grapevine, Texas (Dallas area)
When: March 16 – 18, 2016

Created exclusively* for the most senior data and analytics leaders, this program features brand-new Gartner research and the findings of the first annual Gartner Chief Data Officer (CDO) Survey. Use this unique opportunity to engage with Gartner analysts and your CDO peers in exclusive round-tables, workshops and networking sessions.

Benefits of attending:

  • Network and share experiences with your fellow CDOs — learn what’s working and what’s not working
  • Findings of Gartner’s first-ever CDO survey
  • Guidance on effective metrics for CDOs
  • CDO welcome breakfast
  • CDO networking lunch with Gartner analysts
  • Early access to Gartner analyst one-on-one meetings and round-tables: Preregistration beginning February 3
  • Reserved seating at all Gartner keynote sessions
  • Comprehensive agenda on information management trends across the summit

Featuring CDO-only sessions, including:

  • The CDO Challenge: Advancing Both Governance and Analytics
  • Workshop: The CDO’s Guide to Meaningful Business Metrics
  • Workshop: Creating and Leading High-Performance Teams
  • CDO-only round-tables

The CDO Program will focus on the priorities that CDOs have shared with us: driving data governance, monetizing information assets and measuring their results.” Debra Logan, Vice President and Gartner Fellow, Gartner Research.

CDO Program: Session details
Thursday, March 17 | 10:00 – 10:45 a.m.
E1. The CDO Challenge: Advancing Both Governance and Analytics with Mario Faria, Debra Logan

As today’s pioneering CDO, you want to know what’s top of mind for leading CDOs and how they’re managing their responsibilities. Gartner’s first-ever CDO survey revealed that your peers are being tasked with creating an enterprise information management strategy that addresses both digital age governance and leading-edge business analytics.

Defending the organization against risk through information governance while realizing the full value of your information assets through data exploitation and monetization is key. Learn how to divide your resources effectively between these two major objectives in this opening keynote of Gartner’s inaugural CDO program.

Thursday, March 17 | 10:45 – 11:45 a.m.
E2A. Round-table: Working With the Board of Directors with Joseph Bugajski
E2B. Round-table: Staffing and Budgeting for the Office of the CDO with Mario Faria
E2C. Round-table: Working With the CIO and IT with Debra Logan

Thursday, March 17 | 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
E3. Workshop: The CDO’s Guide to Meaningful Business Metrics with Mario Faria

Creating meaningful business-related metrics has long been problematic for CIOs and other IT leaders. In our inaugural CDO survey, we found that CDOs are having just as much difficulty finding ways to link information strategy to measurements of business success.  In this workshop, you will learn how to use Gartner’s Business Value Framework and other tools to determine key metrics that are business relevant, measurable and time bound. Working with other CDOs in small groups, you will explore successful strategies for establishing business-relevant information metrics and leave armed with a methodology that you can use and reuse every time you need to think about how to measure your progress and ensure the success of your information strategy.

Thursday, March 17 | 3:45 – 5:15 p.m.
E5. Workshop: Creating and Leading High-Performance Teams with Joseph Bugajski, Debra Logan

As a CDO, you and your team carry significant amounts of responsibility for information governance and data monetization. As a relatively new function in many organizations, the office of the CDO is under the spotlight. This means that every member of your team must be as productive as possible and together you must produce high-quality results, quickly and efficiently. In this workshop, as you interact with other CDOs, you will learn how to create and manage a team that consistently exceeds expectations, delivers business value and develops the skills of individuals.

*For full eligibility requirements, please visit

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Andrew White
Research VP
8 years at Gartner
22 years IT industry

Andrew White is a Distinguished Analyst and VP. His roles include Chief of Research and Content Lead for Data and Analytics. His main research focus is data and analytics strategy, platforms, and governance. Read Full Bio

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