Data Analytics Leadership Forum 2020 - Analyzing Big Trends in Big Data - 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 Data 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?
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10:55 AM - 11 AM ET

Opening Remarks

11 AM - 11:30 AM ET

Keynote Address: Building a Value Focused Data-Driven Organization: Cutting Through the Hype

Data-Driven solutions are critical to tame the compounded disruption companies are experiencing. However, there is a lot of hype in terms of technology, terminology, and the transformative nature of the data-driven approaches.

Join Dr. Satyam Priyadarshy, Technology Fellow and Chief Data Scientist at Halliburton, in this session to learn how data leaders can set their teams up for success with a realistic, ethical approach to data governance.

In this session, topics of discussion will include:

  • Technology evolution and adoption pace and role of complete analytics value chain
  • Transforming the talent from subject matter experts to leaders for an effective, efficient data-driven organization
  • Taming the tacit knowledge for value focused data-driven activities

Dr. Satyam PriyadarshyTechnology Fellow and Chief Data ScientistHalliburton

11:35 AM - 12:20 PM ET

Panel Discussion: IoT & AI Analytics in Data-Driven Business Transformation

Ready or not, the future is here. More and more companies are building the Internet of Things into their infrastructure, but the possibilities of analyzing this data have yet to be explored. How can leveraging data gained from IoT be beneficial to your business’ key stakeholders?

Attend this session to learn:

  • The benefits of developing an IoT analytics strategy into your company’s data architecture
  • How to use contextual awareness of equipment as a tool to make key business decisions
  • The advantage of leveraging edge analytics for faster decision making
  • How 5G will change the rate that data is collected and analyzed within IoT technology


Jayant ThomasSenior Director AI/Machine Learning Engineering Change Healthcare


Vijay Raghavan Former GM IoT & Emerging SolutionsMotorola Solutions

Claudio Ladeira Advanced Technologies Sr. ManagerTate & Lyle

Arvind RaoGlobal Business Leader- IoT, Analytics and MESRockwell Automation

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?

Robert C. Patterson, Jr.Chief Strategist AI & IOT HPE

Jeff HealeySenior Director of Vertica MarketingVertica

12:55 PM - 1:25 PM ET

Lunch Break

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM ET

Panel Discussion: Are You Prepared for CCPA 2.0? Understanding the Fine Print of Proposition 24 and How it Impacts Your Organization's Data Uses and Ethics

CCPA just grew some big teeth. On Election Day 2020, California residents voted overwhelmingly to pass Proposition 24, a referendum that will enforce measures of the original California Consumer Protection Act. With the new regulations, the CCPA “2.0” comes closer than any U.S. law to providing the consumer protections of the GDPR.

How will Proposition 24 change what data types of data companies collect, and how companies collect data? Additionally, how will the regulations change how companies use, access, and analyze consumer data?

Join leaders in data privacy and compliance to learn how these new regulations will impact your data governance strategies.

Attend this session to learn:

  • How components of Proposition 24 will change your data-privacy practices and governance strategies
  • The ethical and moral principles that should guide responsible companies in using consumer data. How should companies be communicating with consumers about how their data will be used?
  • The role of the California Privacy Protection Agency. What will enforcement look like, and how can you be prepared?
  • How the CCPA 2.0 or CPRA will affect companies at the state and federal level


Ryan P. BlaneyPartnerProskauer Rose LLP


Matthew EllisFormer Data Privacy Leader Americas - Microsoft

Michael LambGlobal Chief Privacy OfficerRELX Group

2:20 PM - 2:50 PM ET

Thought Leadership: Navigating Through Supply Chain Disruptions by Using Data Analytics

Business disruptions have always been a component of our industrial world. However, this year has presented yet another disruption — on a much larger scale.

The impact to organizations’ Supply Chains from the supply of our raw materials, shortfalls in production levels, manpower shortages and radical changes in demand for products and services was evident in multiple industries.

What have we learned in the past year and how can we better prepare for the future?

Attend this session to learn:

  • Why traditional Sales and Operations Planning tools need to be used differently to minimize the impact of disruptions
  • Why the focus needs to change from forecast accuracy to agile business processes
  • Why it is critical to have a centralized data base for Data Analytics coupled with a digital Supply Chain platform to help minimize disruption impact

Ashok MarlaCEO Keansa Global

Erika BarberDirector of Business Development and Operations, CanadaKeansa Global

2:55 PM - 3:40 PM ET

Fireside Chat: AI & Analytics: Smarter, Faster, Scaleable Measures to Improve Business Intelligence

The key catchphrase in today’s business world is Artificial Intelligence. Executive decision makers are increasingly drawn to AI and its potential to improve the rate that data is transmitted, managed, and analyzed.

Stream the conversation with two experts in data science, analytics, and business intelligence to understand how we can use AI responsibly, ethically, and for maximum impact.

Attend this session to learn:

  • How the data world defines AI – where is this intelligence impactful? How should we be using it?
  • How to harness the power of AI to achieve the maximum benefits, in an ethical and responsible manner
  • The future of artificial intelligence in data analytics. How will deep learning and predictive modeling change the way that data is interpreted?

Brian DrakeChief of the Leadership Team in the Executive Support Office Defense Intelligence Agency

Sean O'Brien Chief Technologist for Intelligence, Analytics, and Autonomous SolutionsNorthrop Grumman

3:40 PM - 3:45 PM ET

Closing Remarks


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.