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We recently wrapped up our first-ever Enterprise Data Strategy Board Meeting in Washington, D.C.

23 companies and 33 heads of data management, analytics, and governance (and zero vendors) came together for two days of nowhere-else leadership conversations.

One member said it was the best conference they’ve attended in years.

“I loved the size of our sessions because it allowed for maximum engagement. I was apprehensive that the size would require me to be more active, which in surprise, was what I actually needed. The Enterprise Data Strategy Board Meeting topics captured what was on my mind and in my heart. I am so thankful for everyone’s openness and transparency.”

Stephen Graves, Senior Principal Program Team Leader at Chick-fil-A

Here’s what we covered:

Show & Tell Talks

  • From a small IT initiative to digital transformation: Vanguard’s data governance journey — presented by Eileen O’Malley, Vanguard
  • Data mesh: Fifth Third Bank’s pragmatic approach — presented by Ryan Kaplan, Fifth Third Bank
  • Love generative AI? Chevron Phillips shares how to actually use it. — presented by Ra Inta, Chevron Phillips Chemical
  • Operationalization and hybrid centralization: CIBC’s data governance evolution — presented by Molly Shutt and Lauren Albanese, CIBC
  • Driving data excellence in a federated model — presented by Jennifer Fronzaglia, Walmart

Member-Led Discussions

  • Data & analytics: Success through influence vs. authority — led by Marc Hunt, Chick-fil-A
  • Data + AI factory symbiosis: Enabling synergy — led by Sean Otto, The AES Corporation
  • Open-source tools: Balancing freedom and functionality — led by Kaveri Bhaskara, Republic Services
  • Data literacy unplugged: Maximizing the value of your data — led by Renee Langeness, Principal Financial

Unconference Topics

  • Embedded vs centralized data science analysis
  • Change management and adoption best practice
  • AI governance, ethics, policies and standards
  • One brain: enterprise ecosystems of edge AI models
  • Metrics and ROI
  • Data lineage (automated) from on-prem to cloud to end consumers
  • Data as a product
  • Data governance in a discovery environment

Here’s who attended:

AES, Chevron Phillips Chemical, Chick-fil-A, CIBC, Fifth Third Bank, Freddie Mac, Honda Canada, Lennar, Liberty Mutual Insurance, McDonald’s, Navient, Navy Federal Credit Union, Otuska, Prime Therapeutics, Principal Financial Group, Republic Services, Securian Financial, Stanley Black & Decker, T. Rowe Price, United Rentals, Vanguard, Walmart, and Warner Bros. Discovery.

And if you couldn’t make it — we missed you, but fear not. Enterprise Data Strategy Board members have in-depth conversations like this daily in our confidential community.

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