Private Call on Managing and Vetting Data/AI/ML Vendors

May 7, 12 PM CT / 1 PM ET

  • No vendors.
  • Big companies.
  • Senior leaders only.

About the call:

Managing and vetting data/AI/ML vendors

As a head of data strategy, you have to evaluate, hire, and manage data vendors — and each one comes with risks and complexity. In your role, you’re pitched new tools, platforms, “solutions,” and providers almost daily. A lot of people want to give/sell you advice on how to choose and who to trust — but the best ideas come from people like you who lead data strategy at other large companies.

Join this confidential, vendor-free call with data strategy leaders at large enterprises. We’ll discuss hard challenges you can’t talk about anywhere else:

  • Vetting and evaluating vendors
  • Vendor sprawl across the enterprise, departments, and subsidiaries
  • Sunsetting and consolidating vendors
  • De-risking vendor relationships
  • Running trials or proof of concept with sensitive data
  • Where is data living — your platform or theirs?
  • How do you prevent them from using your data for other projects or to train their models?
  • Insulating yourself from fads, trends, and pressure to chase the “shiny new object”

Who is joining the call

Only senior-level data strategy leaders at large enterprises.

Brands attending (so far): AutoZone, Blue Shield of California, Constellation Brands, Ford Motor Company, TE Connectivity, and Vistaprint.

Who is not on this call

No vendors, consultants, small businesses, job seekers, or salespeople.

Nobody will pitch you. Everyone is someone like you, with a job like yours, at a company like yours.

How to join the line:

Use this form to register for Data Board’s private, brands-only call on Thursday, May 7th, at 12 PM CT.

Once the Data Board officially launches, members will hop on the phone each week for a real-time conversation about the hot topic on everyone’s mind, a behind-the-scenes look at a member’s program, or simply for a chance to pick each others’ brains. These aren’t presentations or webinars — just great conversations among members. And, because it’s confidential and vendor-free, you get much better information from people who’ve been there and done that.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Who will be on the call? A hand-selected group of data strategy leaders from major companies.

Is it really brands only? Yes, every participant is hand-screened. Only people running data strategy at major companies are allowed. No vendors, no salespeople, no sponsors.

Who is the Data Board? We are a confidential, vendor-free membership organization for people leading data strategy at the world’s greatest brands.

What happens after I register? We’ll reach out to set up a short conversation to prep you for the call. We do this for all participants, even if you’ve joined one of our calls in the past. We work hard to make this experience a valuable use of your time, and ensuring that all participants are prepped on the topic and understand how our conversations work is an important part of that process.

Do I have to join? Nope. This call is a sample discussion for non-members. But if you do join, our community will have a conversation like this every week, and your inner circle of data strategy leaders can participate.

Who is the presenter? Nobody! Everyone contributes. It’s a discussion, not a webinar. You’ll have a deep conversation with people who have jobs like yours at companies like yours.

Is it confidential? Yes, every participant agrees to keep the call confidential (and we ban observers, vendors, press, and analysts).

What’s with all these rules? All this structure is what makes our conversations so useful for busy executives. High value, little noise.