Data Analytics Leadership Forum 2020 - Argyle Executive Forum Events


The decentralized workforce that has emerged in the past year has elevated the value and importance of data use as a key asset for business development.

Where will we go from here? What will be the most significant trends in 2021? How can we continue to use the insights we gain from data?

Join Argyle Digital for the DATAx Analytics Leadership Forum on December 14, 2020 for an exclusive look into the future of data in 2021 and beyond.

Industry’s most innovative thought leaders in data analytics will discuss:

  • How to prepare your organization for the next generation of data applications, and the rapid developments in software and technology.
  • The latest compliance regulations regarding data privacy and data sharing.
  • The ways in which data can be used to help the economy recover and to improve biomedical research related to COVID-19.
  • How to evaluate gaps in employee training in the use of data analytics, and encourage workers to be advocates for the new practices.
  • The improvements in data analytics for product marketing: What is the future of data in the customer experience?











10:55 AM - 11 AM ET


11 AM - 11:30 AM ET

KEYNOTE: Emerging Technologies and the Modern Data Analyst

Data analytics jobs were some of the sought-after positions in 2020. As new technologies emerge and AI and automation advancements take center stage, the modern data analyst becomes increasingly more complex.

How will the role of the data analytics professional evolve in the next year? How can data analysts set themselves and their organizations up for success in 2021?

Attend this session to learn:

  • How managers can structure agile data teams to boost productivity
  • How to up-skill and re-skill data teams on the latest technology and innovation in data
  • Ways to analyze data from a qualitative perspective to tell stories that go beyond the numbers

11:35 AM - 12:20 PM ET

PANEL DISCUSSION: How Will 5G Revolutionize IoT Analytics?

Ready or not, the future is here. 5G is designed to enable data-intense technologies to thrive. The speed and efficiency of fifth-generation networks will be a catalyst for AI technology and the Internet of Things to reach the next level of advancement.

How will 5G revolutionize the way that data is collected from IoT products and devices? What new channels can organizations collect data from? How will this influence business decisions?

Stream the conversation to learn how 5G will change our world.

Attend this session to learn:

  • How 5G will revolutionize how information is transferred more efficiently through the different frequencies in which data is transmitted
  • Ways that IoT devices will function in geographical locations to spread information
  • How to dissect and process data from IoT devices for consumer marketing

12:25 PM - 12:55 PM ET

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP: Achieving Predictive Analytics at Scale to Achieve Greater Enterprise Intelligence

According to IDC, 87% of the U.S.-based CXOs said that greater enterprise intelligence is a key priority for them over the next 5 years.  Where do you stand and how will your data analytics architecture scale to support your goals?

In this session – Predictive Analytics at Scale to Achieve Greater Enterprise Intelligence – we’ll discuss how companies confidently advance their leadership decision models to accelerate predictive analytical performance and achieve true market differentiation.

Attend to learn:

  • What data and analytics changes are affecting enterprises?
  • What are the biggest challenges cited by data professionals?
  • To what extent does the output of business intelligence and analytics influence or affect decision making?
  • How is Vertica and HPE’s combined analytic & cloud solutions driving insights & competitiveness for customers?

12:55 PM - 1:25 PM ET


1:30 PM - 2:15 PM ET

PANEL DISCUSSION: Becoming a Better Data Citizen: Compliance Analytics and the Future of the Data-First Business

Data is the gold mine of the 21st century. Over the last decade, the business world struck oil when they discovered how to utilize data to make insightful, fact-driven strategic decisions… but this is old news.

Where are we still behind? Compliance. With an abundance of data leaks and hacking schemes, it is vital for businesses to play catch up to ensure that their enterprise and consumer data protection procedures comply with the latest government regulations.

Attend this session to learn:

  • When compliance officers should have a seat the table. At what level should compliance teams have access to data?
  • Data governance strategies to ensure that new rules and regulations are being properly communicated across all levels of an organization.
  • How AI factors into compliance – how can we regulate data captured by machine learning algorithms?

2:20 PM - 2:50 PM ET

USE CASE: Data as a Storyteller: Using Visualization Techniques to Improve Business Intelligence

Data sets are more than just a collection of data, they are a language — an integral part of a story. How can leaders in data analytics use visualization to better inform business decisions?

Enhance the value of your data by organizing data in digestible and meaningful ways that lead to actionable insights.

Attend this session to learn:

  • How to use storytelling to change the way that decision makers are interacting with data
  • Ways to incorporate BI in data visualization strategies to increase the value of insights for key stakeholders
  • How to avoid the common pitfalls in visualization to ensure that designs are truthful and reliable

2:55 PM - 3:40 PM ET

Panel Discussion: Solving the Data Storage Problem: Is Migrating to the Cloud the Right Solution for Your Business?

The exponential growth rate of data collection in organizations during the COVID-era brings back an age-old question: How can we store endless amounts of data?

Enter the cloud: a storage solution with infinite potential for scalability and elasticity. The cloud has been around for decades, but many companies have not made the migration. Is cloud computing the right solution for your company’s data storage concerns?

Attend this session to learn:

  • How to break down the various cloud solutions to determine what is right for you
  • What the benefits are of a hybrid or multi-cloud solution
  • How to analyze the cost-saving benefits of cloud computing. How can you get executives on board?
  • How to address your security concerns. Is your data secure in the cloud?

3:45 PM - 4:15 PM ET


Abstract coming soon!

4:15 PM - 4:20 PM ET


Advisory Board

We are proud to share with you the following Argyle Industry Influencers. Their contributions to Argyle help keep the programs we offer our membership current and relevant, so we can continue delivering you premiere experiences, content development, and membership engagement.

Bob Pick is the SVP & Chief Information Officer for Tokio Marine North America Services, an organization providing shared professional services to North American businesses of the $40B Tokio Marine Group of insurance and financial services companies.  In this capacity, his responsibilities cover the full spectrum of technology solution design, service delivery, operations, and support for multiple TM Group carriers, including Philadelphia Insurance Companies and Tokio Marine America.  Prior to Tokio Marine, he was the Senior Executive Director for Technology at Condé Nast, also a shared services entity, supporting 30 additional media, cable and newspaper businesses owned by Condé’s parent, Advance Publications. Mr. Pick came to Condé Nast from PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, where he was a Principal Consultant in their Enterprise Technology Integration practice following-on several years in PW’s risk management and audit/advisory practices.

Mr. Pick serves on the Board of Trustees of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, the Advisory Board of Johns Hopkins University Press, the Strategic Advisory Boards for Guidewire, Insurity and Sapiens, and the CIO Advisory Board for Blumberg Capital.  He holds a BA, summa cum laude, from McDaniel College, an MA from Cornell University, and has been CISM and ITIL certified.