Women Data Leaders Converge at Global Summit on AI and Data ROI

Women Data Leaders Converge at Global Summit on AI and Data ROI

The “New Era of AI – Transforming Data into ROI” was the timely theme of the third annual Women Data Leaders’ Global Summit co-hosted by CDO Magazine and the Enterprise Data Management Council on November 8-9.

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Speaking on the importance of celebrating women data leaders, Steve Wanamaker, CDO Magazine Founder and Publisher, says, “CDO Magazine is committed to being a champion and advocate for opportunities for women in the global data community. It is inspiring to see the passion of women data leaders, and their commitment to raising the bar for career opportunities and developing future leaders in the profession,” he adds. “Their contributions to their organizations’ data journeys are having an impact on their enterprises as well as on commerce globally."

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More than 1,800 leaders from over 60 countries registered to hear 50 global experts share their thoughts on leadership in the field of data and analytics. Participants engaged in 15 panel discussions and keynote sessions. Tracks included:

  • Where to start: "Unraveling the black box"

  • Macro level: Government/Regulatory level and policies

  • Micro level: Industry response to regulatory policy

  • Achieving mission and business value leveraging generative AI

  • What's next? How will AI transform business in the future?

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Marla Dans, WDP Co-Lead and Chicago Trading Company Head of Data Management and Governance summed up the experience, stating, "A successful global data summit with over 90% female speakers sharing data expertise – a truly unique and important platform for female data leaders."

Dessa Glasser, WDP Co-Lead and FRG Principal and GLEIF Board Member, agrees, saying, “A wonderful and informative event highlighting women leaders talking on critical and timely AI topics.”

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The Women Data Leaders’ Global Summit was sponsored by 8 leading data solutions providers:

Executives speaking at the 2023 Women Data Leaders’ Global Summit included:

Minoo Agarwal, Conn's Home Plus Sr. Director, Enterprise Data Analytics and Marketing Technologies; Elena Alikhachkina, WE Global & UALR Digital Technology & Data Analytics Executive, UALR, former CDO Danone & SVP Roche; Mai AlOwaish, Gulf Bank of Kuwait Chief Data & Innovation Officer; Julia Bardmesser, WLDA Chair, Technology Advisory Council; Julian Beckers, Ciklum Director GenAI & Intelligent Automation Central Europe; Sherry Bennett, TD Synnex Chief Data Officer; Ben Blanquera, Rackspace Technology Vice President; Dora Boussias, Stryker Sr. Director, Data Strategy & Architecture; Bobbi Caggianelli, Collibra Manager, Sales Engineering; Chelsea Cervantes De Blois, U.S. Department of State, Office of Geographer & Global Issues Climate Security Analyst; Jyoti Chawla, Deutsche Bank Chief Technology Officer; Barbara Cohn, Xentity Corporation Chief Data Officer, Senior Consultant; Nava Cretu-Kessel, National Grid Customer Data Officer; Onyinyechi Daniel, Highmark Health Vice President, Data & Analytics Strategy and Partnership; Marla Dans, WDP Co-Lead / Chicago Trading Company Head of Data Management and Governance; Althea Davis, Alstrada Chief Executive Officer; Jacqueline A. Di Filippo, CIBC Director, Enterprise Digital; Kamal Distell, Toyota/Lexus VP Data Analytics and Data Science; Chandra Donelson, U.S. Army G-2 Deputy Chief Data Officer; Robin Doyle, Doyle Advisory President; Anna Ewing, Rimes and Financeware Non-Executive Director; Andrew Foster, M&T Bank Chief Data Officer; Barbara Forth, William & Mary Chief Data Officer; Dessa Glasser, WDP Co-Lead /  FRG and GLEIF Principal and Board Member; Jocelyn Houle, Securiti Sr. Director Product Management; Andrea Ianniello, WDP Co-Lead; Robert Iannone, UBS Chief Data Officer Americas; Angela Jenkins, American National Bank of Texas SVP Operational Risk Management; Amy Kabia, Global LEI Foundation Vice Chair - Board of Directors; Adita Karkera, Deloitte Chief Data Officer-  Government and Public Services; Stefanie Khan, UPS Director of Business Intelligence and Advanced Analytics; Yazhene Krishnaraj, McKesson Head of Decision Intelligence; Heidi Lanford, Go2Market Analytics Chief Data & Analytics Officer; Barbara Latulippe, Takeda Head of Enterprise Data; Jaime Lees, Arlington County Chief Data Officer; Yvonne Li, Advance Auto Parts VP of Enterprise AI, Data, & Decision Science; Namrita Mahindro, Aditya Birla Chemicals Chief Digital Officer; Zornitsa Manolova, Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) Head of Data Quality Management and Data Science; Ioana Mazare, UPS VP, Enterprise Data Strategy; Tina Mendelson, Deloitte Consulting Principal; Nancy Morgan, Ellis Morgan Enterprises LLC CEO; Deval Motka, Genesco VP and Chief Data Officer; Esther Munyi, Sasfin Bank Chief Data & Analytics Officer; Veena Nayak, University of Phoenix VP, Data Strategy and Solutions; Prasannal Nithyanandam, VW Credit, Inc. Head of Data & Advanced Analytics, Sr Director; Nichole Nobbman, Orion Advisor Solutions VP of Business Intelligence; Amy O'Connor, Precisely Chief Data and Information Officer; Yolande Piazza,Google Cloud Vice President, Financial Services; Asha Poulose Johnson, GE Healthcare Vice President Data and Analytics; Dan Power, Hub Designs Managing Director; Tracy Powers, Meritage Homes Senior Director Enterprise Data; Beth Puchek, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Chief Data Officer; Meena Ram, CIBC Sr Director, Enterprise Data and Records Management Office; Salema Rice, CDO Today Chief Executive Officer; Monica Richter, dPrism Executive in Residence; Laura Robinson,data.world Sr. Product Manager; Jamie Schiesel, Power Digital Marketing VP, Engineering; Diane Schmidt,US Government Accountability Office Managing Director and Chief Data Officer; Peter Serenita, Enterprise Data Management Council Chairman EDM Council; Della Shea, isCDO Executive Director; Meredith Stewart, CIBC Director, Enterprise Digital; Payal Thakur, JobsOhio Director of Enterprise Analytics; Gillian Tomlinson, The Weir Group Group Chief Data & Digital Officer; Rachel Tranter, Women on Boards UK Executive Director; Peggy Tsai, BigID Chief Data Officer; Heather Tubbs, Visa Global Head- Risk Analytics & Insights; Beate van Loo-Born, Climate Arc Chief Operating Officer; Jennifer Wheeler, Cardinal Health Director, Digital Solutions; Gordo Wilson, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Chief Information Officer, Americas Division; Elaine Yan, CIBC Director, Regulatory Program; Steph Yuen, Alation Mgr. Solutions Engineering.

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