Agenda 2023

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10:00 - 11:00:
Registration, Breakfast, and Networking
11:00 - 11:15:
IBM Welcome Address and Kick Off
Liliana Horne: Director, AI Accelerator, Chief Data Office, IBM
11:15 - 12:00:
Keynote: The CDO's role in AI
One thing is certain—there’s no AI without data. But where does responsibility for AI start and stop within the CDO role and how do you design a data strategy that allows these technologies to thrive?

In this session we’ll explore recent AI trends and how they align with the 4 characteristics of the most successful CDOs from the 2023 Chief Data Officer Study: Turning data into value.

Inderpal Bhandari: Global Chief Data Officer, IBM
12:00 - 1:00:
Panel: The right data foundation sells itself: How to ensure data users have a clear line of sight from data to value
Some technical users of data want to be able to flex their coding skills, and others prefer more out of the box solutions. Line of business users don’t always care about the brilliant work that makes their day to day seamless, but the tools and software you select to help them action data insights is very much on their radar.

In this panel session, explore how you can cultivate a modern data foundation that excites technical teams and entice business users to get data literate.

• Speakers: to be announced
1:00 - 2:15:
Lunch + Networking
1:00 - 2:15:
Women in Data Networking Lunch
2:15 - 2:45:
Session: Extremely engaged collaboration: How does a CDO work with a CHRO to implement AI in HR processes?
A successful data strategy means getting buy-in from stakeholders across the organization early on and having true partners in the execution of a data strategy.​

Listen to the CHRO organization at IBM discuss how they’ve overcome data and AI adoption hurdles together to ensure a truly data-driven hiring process in partnership with IBM GCDO.
2:45 - 3:30:
Panel: Responsible AI depends upon the full​ c-suite
It’s understood that AI will drive business transformation, but not one single area is responsible for successful AI implementations. For CDOs it’s crucial to adapt to think collaborative environment and help lead the c-suite to a truly data-driven organization with AI solutions at its core.​

The Data and Trust Alliance was founded by CEOs to achieve a single goal: responsible AI adoption through actionable guidance. Hear from Data and Trust Alliance members about the work they’ve been doing to help companies with HR Safeguards, M&A and Data Provenance efforts and how data quality and AI are pivotal for success.

• Speakers: to be announced
3:30 - 4:15:
Session: What’s next in AI for business: foundation models, large language models and generative AI
Innovations like ChatGPT have brought significant attention to the enormous technical advances in the area of foundation models and generative AI. How do businesses harness the power of these advances in an effective and trustworthy manner to power automation and accelerate their digital transformation? Join us for a conversation on the business opportunity of generative AI and foundation models, and how IBM’s next-generation AI and data platform, watsonx, can help multiply the impacts of AI across your business through three powerful components.
4:15 - 4:30:
Closing remarks
Liliana Horne: Director, AI Accelerator, Chief Data Office, IBM
4:30 - 6:00:
Networking Reception