Data Board

Upcoming Roundtables and Calls

No Vendors. Confidential. Conversations.

April 15

Call on Data Sourcing and Ingestion at a Global Enterprise

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Description:

As the head of data strategy, you’re dealing with ongoing challenges of sourcing data from diverse departments, partners, vendors, technologies, and more. The challenge is far more than technical — it’s strategic and political, too. Join a confidential call with data leaders at large enterprises to discuss hard challenges you can’t talk about anywhere else, including: dealing with multiple data sources inside your company; sensitivities around customer data; internal politics, buy-in, and cross-departmental issues; regulatory issues; and cleaning and storing the resulting data.

Who’s Attending (so far):

Airbnb, AutoZone, Blue Shield of California, Constellation Brands, DHL, Ford Motor Company, M&T Bank, Masonite, Nike, Sodexo, Sony Pictures, Southwire, Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, and TE Connectivity.

Details:

  • Wednesday, April 15th, at 2 PM CT / 3 PM ET.
  • We’ll send you the dial-in information once your registration is approved.

May 7

Call on Managing and Vetting Data/AI/ML Vendors

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Description:

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.

Who’s Attending (so far):

AutoZone, Blue Shield of California, Constellation Brands, Ford Motor Company, TE Connectivity, and Vistaprint.

Details:

  • Thursday, May 7th, at 12 PM CT / 1 PM ET.
  • We’ll send you the dial-in information once your registration is approved.

June 2

Call on Creating a Data-Driven Culture

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Description:

As the head of data strategy, you need to create a data-driven culture. It’s a hard, internal management task. Outside consultants and experts don’t understand the challenges you face as the leader of this function — which is why we’re having a call that’s exclusively for heads of data strategy at large companies. We’ll discuss hard challenges you can’t talk about anywhere else: getting buy-in at all levels; data literacy strategy and rollout; ethics, risks, and regulatory training; setting expectations; and more.

Who’s Attending (so far):

AutoZone, Constellation Brands, Ford Motor Company, and TE Connectivity.

Details:

  • Tuesday, June 2nd, at 11 AM CT / 12 PM ET.
  • We’ll send you the dial-in information once your registration is approved.

Past Calls

February 4: Call on CCPA and Data Privacy Challenges for Global Brands

Description:

CCPA compliance is an undefined, rapidly changing challenge — especially if you have to lead compliance strategies for a global enterprise. This was a vendor-free, private call for data strategy leaders at large enterprises to learn how your peers are rolling out programs internally — and how they are dealing with staffing, compliance, and internal politics. We talked about strategies for dealing with vendors, external data sources, off-premises storage, and more.

Who Attended:

Big Lots, CIBC, Constellation Brands, Dairy Queen, Equinox, Ford Motor Company, McKesson, Nissan North America, Pacific Gas & Electric Company, Sephora, T-Mobile, TD Ameritrade, Ubisoft, Unilever, and Worday.

March 24: Call on Hiring and Retaining Your Data Team

Description:

As the head of data strategy, you need to recruit and retain top talent — and it’s an increasingly competitive battle. This was a confidential talk with data leaders at large enterprises in a senior-level, vendor-free call. We discussed hard challenges you can’t talk about anywhere else, including: recruiting against startups and tech companies paying massive salaries, strategies to create appealing jobs for top data workers, getting buy-in from your company for what it takes to get and keep these roles, and more.

Who Attended:

AMC Entertainment, American Honda Motor Co., Ardent Health, Cineplex Entertainment, Domino’s Pizza, FedEx, Halliburton, Heineken USA, Ingersoll Rand, Kennametal, Loblaw, Navient, Nissan, Regions, VSP Global, and Walmart.

March 31: Call on COVID-19’s Impact on Your Data Strategy

Description:

Benchmark your COVID-19 response with data strategy leaders at other global enterprises. These are the only people who really understand what you’re dealing with. As a data strategy leader, you need to advise leadership and direct action around the impact of this situation. We discussed crisis planning, disruptions in the data, data sources, and data security, and more.

Who Attended:

American Tire Distributors Holdings, Grainger, The Hanover Insurance Group, International Paper, J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Louisiana-Pacific, LPL Financial, New Balance Athletics, Newell Brands, Pearson Education, Prudential Financial, Regions, and TE Connectivity.

Other Details

Important Notes

  1. Only RSVP if you can definitely attend. These are structured conversations with facilitators and limited seats. (If you can’t make it, please give us enough warning to invite someone from the waitlist.)
  2. These meetings and calls are confidential. You will be required to agree to our confidentiality rules when you register.

FAQ

Who’s going to be on the line?

Everyone on the call will be leading data strategy at a big company. This is a conversation for people like you, with jobs like yours, at companies like yours — and problems like yours.

No vendors, sponsors, press, small businesses, or junior/front-line staff allowed.

Attendees will be from member companies and invited guests from similarly-sized companies.

What are we going to discuss?

You’ll get candid, honest insights from experienced peers. Bring a list of the things you’re working on right now. We’d love to help.

Who is the presenter on the calls?

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.

What’s the format of the Board Roundtables?

Here’s an explanation of the format from one of our other meetings. We’ve been running similar meetings for the past 12 years — it’s a very efficient format to get high value in limited time.

Why is there no fee and who is funding this?

The Data Board is a community for people leading data strategy at the world’s biggest companies. We have members-only meetings a few times a year. Because our meetings are confidential, we host smaller meetings for guests to see what we do. In total transparency, we think you’re going to love it and will want to join the community.