Upcoming Data Board Calls

No Vendors. Confidential. Conversations.

Competing for and retaining talent against the tech giants (Members and Invited Guests Only)

May 19, 2021

As the head of data strategy, you need to recruit and retain top talent — and it’s an increasingly competitive battle. Join your fellow data leaders at large enterprises in a confidential, vendor-free call where we’ll discuss:

  • Recruiting against startups and tech companies paying massive salaries
  • Strategies to retain talent within your organization
  • Getting buy-in from your company for what it takes to get and keep these roles

The tech giants may have flashier brands and strong data foundations, but we have opportunities for tech employees to thrive. Only your peers at large enterprises understand what it takes to compete in this cutthroat talent market.

Who's Attending (So Far)

Data Board members, plus invited guests.


  • Wednesday, May 19, at 2 PM ET.
  • We’ll send you the dial-in details once your registration is confirmed.

Past Calls

Building the right Center of Excellence for analytics in your enterprise (Members and Invited Guests Only)

April 14, 2021

Centralizing analytics can help consolidate education and tools for a large organization, but a completely centralized model may not work for every organization. Join this call to discuss:

  • Pros and cons of different structures: completely centralized vs. hub and spoke
  • How to empower embedded analysts with tools and education
  • How to educate stakeholders on the best way to partner with and utilize the CoE to achieve business outcomes

Only other data strategy leaders in jobs like yours at big companies like yours truly understand this challenge and opportunity in front of you. This is a confidential space to share what’s worked, what hasn’t, and to ask the questions you can’t ask anywhere else.

Who Attended

Data Board members, plus ATB Financial, BMO Financial Group, Delaware North, Grainger, Novartis, Prudential Financial, TD Bank Group, The Co-operators, and Wolverine Worldwide.

Building and scaling data lineage and traceability programs (Members and Invited Guests Only)

March 3, 2021

Compliance. Accuracy. Cost-effectiveness. As data strategy leaders at big brands, we have to balance all these factors for our data lineage programs. Join this confidential, vendor-free call to share experiences with others who are making the same trade-offs. We’ll discuss:

  • Shortcuts and processes to move beyond the spreadsheet
  • What new tools are on the market and are they enterprise ready
  • How to reinforce good data governance throughout the process

Only other data leaders at major companies understand the challenges of designing, implementing, and improving data lineage programs — bring your experience and questions to share in this important conversation.

Who Attended

Members of the Data Board, plus ATB Financial, Campbell Soup Co., Canadian National Railway, Cardinal Health, Covanta Energy, Edward Jones, Energizer Holdings, HNI, HP, InterContinental Hotels Group, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Norwegian Cruise Line, and RB.

Analytics: Benchmarking tactics to deliver ROI (Members and Invited Guests Only)

February 3, 2021

Analytics is a strategic priority for your enterprise and all eyes are on you to deliver. Dial in to benchmark how to deliver ROI, build analytics evangelists, and encourage the enterprise to accelerate its journey to becoming a data-driven organization.

This challenge is best solved with peers who have gone through the same experience. Join this confidential, leaders-only discussion where we will discuss how to build, scope, and promote use cases that highlight analytic capabilities and deliver real business value.

Who Attended

Members of the Data Board, plus McKesson, Norwegian Cruise Line, Petco, Republic Services, Sephora, and Xerox.


Are these conversations confidential like your members-only calls?

Yes. You will be required to agree to our confidentiality rules when you register.

Who’s going to be on the line?

Everyone on the call will be leading enterprise 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.

Why is there no fee and who is funding this?

The Data Board is a community for people leading enterprise data strategy at the world’s biggest companies. We have members-only calls each week. Because our conversations are confidential, we host calls 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.