Agenda At-a-Glance

Full Schedule Mon, Nov 13 Tue, Nov 14 Wed, Nov 15 Thu, Nov 16

Monday, 11/13/2017

Morning In-Depth Tutorials

08:30 AM - 12:00 PM Mon, Nov 13
Title Speakers Audience Track
Title
Data Architecture Bootcamp
Speakers
Peter Aiken, Data Blueprint
Audience
Technical - Introductory
Track
Data-Centric Architectures
Enterprise Information Architecture
Title
Designing Adaptable Architecture for a Modern Analytics Ecosystem
Speakers
Dave Wells, Eckerson Group
Audience
Business/Strategic
Track
Analytics Architecture
Title
Introduction to Graph Data Management
Speakers
David Loshin, Knowledge Integrity
Audience
All - General Audience
Track
Graphs
Title
The Components of Data Lake Architecture
Speakers
April Reeve, Celgene
Audience
Technical - Intermediate
Track
Data Lakes

Lunch and Roundtable Discussions

12:00 PM - 01:15 PM Mon, Nov 13

Afternoon In-Depth Tutorials

01:15 PM - 04:30 PM Mon, Nov 13
Title Speakers Audience Track
Title
Designing Data Governance, Metadata, and Quality into Your Data Architecture
Speakers
Donna Burbank, Global Data Strategy, Ltd
Audience
Business
Track
Data Governance
Metadata
Title
Architecting a Data Platform
Speakers
John Akred, Silicon Valley Data Science
Stephen O'Sullivan, Silicon Valley Data Science
Audience
Business
Track
Big Data Architecture
Title
Data-Centric Architectures – A Blueprint for the Next Generation of Enterprise Information Systems
Speakers
Dave McComb, Semantic Arts Inc.
Audience
All - General Audience
Track
Data-Centric Architectures
Title
Get Your Data Warehouse and Analytics Team Cooking with #DataOps - A How to Guide
Speakers
Gil Benghiat, DataKitchen
Christopher Bergh, DataKitchen
Audience
All - General Audience
Track
Agile Data
Title
Data Modeling for NoSQL and SQL
Speakers
Theodore S Hills, Concepts and Objects LLC
Audience
Technical - Intermediate
Track
Data-Centric Architectures
Enterprise Information Architecture

Wine and Beer Welcome Reception

04:30 PM - 05:00 PM Mon, Nov 13

Keynote Panel Session

05:00 PM - 06:00 PM Mon, Nov 13
Title Speakers Audience Track
Title
Chief Architects Panel: May You Live in Interesting Times
Speakers
Donna Burbank, Global Data Strategy, Ltd
April Reeve, Celgene
Jason B Perkins, BT
Michael F. Jennings, Walgreens Boots Alliance
William Brooks, Mercer
Audience
Business/Strategic
Track
Data Strategy
Enterprise Information Architecture

Tuesday, 11/14/2017

Keynote

08:30 AM - 09:15 AM Tue, Nov 14
Title Speakers Audience Track
Title
The Top 3 Trends Shaping New Data Architectures
Speakers
Michele Goetz, Forrester Research
Audience
Business/Strategic
Track
Analytics Architecture

Keynote

09:20 AM - 10:00 AM Tue, Nov 14
Title Speakers Audience Track
Title
Winning the Red Queen’s Race by Changing the Racecourse
Speakers
Josh Thurston, McAfee
Audience
Business/Strategic
Track
Security

Coffee Break

10:00 AM - 10:20 AM Tue, Nov 14

Conference Sessions

10:20 AM - 11:10 AM Tue, Nov 14
Title Speakers Audience Track
Title
Delivering an Enterprise Data Governance Experience
Speakers
Jamie Knowles, erwin, Inc.
Danny Sandwell, erwin, Inc.
Audience
All - General Audience
Track
Data Governance
Title
Minority Report - How to Maximize Impact of Data Best Practices Among the Masses
Speakers
Mehmet Orun, Salesforce
Gene Boomer, Protective Insurance
Audience
All - General Audience
Track
Organizational Structure and Roles
Title
Global MDM Benefits and Challenges: A Data Architecture Focus
Speakers
Michael F. Jennings, Walgreens Boots Alliance
Audience
Case Study
Track
Enterprise Information Architecture
Title
Filling the Enterprise Data Lake: How Cox Automotive Ingests Data From 25 Companies
Speakers
Pat Patterson, StreamSets
Audience
Case Study
Track
Big Data Architecture
Title
A Data Monetization Model for Business Analytics
Speakers
Prashanth H Southekal, DBP Institute
Audience
Business/Strategic
Track
Analytics Architecture

Conference Sessions

11:20 AM - 12:10 PM Tue, Nov 14
Title Speakers Audience Track
Title
Rethinking Data Governance
Speakers
Scott W. Kurth, Silicon Valley Data Science
Bryan Walker, Silicon Valley Data Science
Audience
Business/Strategic
Track
Data Governance
Title
Unlocking Value in Big Data Analytics with Data Democracy
Speakers
Jason B Perkins, BT
Audience
All - General Audience
Track
Big Data Architecture
Title
Architecting the Data Analytics Organization
Speakers
Kevin J. Lynch, Raytheon
Audience
Case Study
Track
Organizational Structure and Roles
Title
Implementing Data Architecture Best Practices at NSF
Speakers
Elanchezhian Sivagnanam, National Science Foundation
Audience
Case Study
Track
Analytics Architecture
Big Data Architecture
Title
Getting to Real-Time in a Multi-Model Architecture
Speakers
Benjamin Nussbaum, AtomRain
Audience
All - General Audience
Track
Analytics Architecture

Sponsored Discussions

12:20 PM - 12:50 PM Tue, Nov 14
Title Speakers Audience Track
Title
Taking Financial Services Operations to the Next Level
Speakers
Steve Wilkes, Striim
Audience
Business/Strategic
Track
Real-time
Title
Metadata Management Doesn't Have to Be Painful
Speakers
Amnon Drori, Octopai
Audience
All - General Audience
Track
Metadata
Title
Database Considerations for the Hybrid Cloud
Speakers
Ariff Kassam, NuoDB
Audience
Technical - Introductory
Track
Data Strategy
Title
Rapid Data Architecture Design
Speakers
Kevin Scott, CloverETL
Audience
Technical - Introductory
Track
Data & Application Integration

Lunch and Roundtable Discussions

12:50 PM - 02:00 PM Tue, Nov 14

Conference Sessions

02:00 PM - 02:50 PM Tue, Nov 14
Title Speakers Audience Track
Title
Why Streaming Analytics and Machine Learning Are Essential for Cybersecurity, IoT, and More
Speakers
Steve Wilkes, Striim
Audience
All - General Audience
Track
Business Intelligence and Analytics
Title
Emerging Trends in Data Architecture
Speakers
Donna Burbank, Global Data Strategy, Ltd
Audience
All - General Audience
Track
Enterprise Information Architecture
Title
Build a Secure Architecture for Sensitive Data
Speakers
John O'Brien, Radiant Advisors
Audience
Technical - Intermediate
Track
Security
Title
Hadoop Is Dead! Long Live Hadoop
Speakers
Kandarp Desai, Xactly
Audience
All - General Audience
Track
Hadoop
Title
Innovation Enabled Governance
Speakers
Jennifer A.D. Carr, London Life Insurance Company
Brenda McKenna, Great-West Life Insurance
Audience
Business/Strategic
Track
Data Governance

Sponsored Discussions

03:00 PM - 03:30 PM Tue, Nov 14
Title Speakers Audience Track
Title
Introducing erwin DG – Because Data Governance Is Everyone’s Business
Speakers
Danny Sandwell, erwin, Inc.
Jamie Knowles, erwin, Inc.
Audience
All - General Audience
Track
Data Governance
Title
A Reference Architecture for Highly Connected Data
Speakers
Benjamin Nussbaum, AtomRain
Audience
Business/Strategic
Track
Data Strategy
Title
Launching a Breakthrough Data Lake Platform for the Enterprise Information Fabric
Speakers
Sean Martin, Cambridge Semantics
Audience
All - General Audience
Track
Data Lakes
Data-Centric Architectures
Title
Graph Analytics and Applications in the Age of Connections
Speakers
Jeff Morris, Neo4j
Audience
Track

Coffee Break, Ice Cream & Exhibits

03:30 PM - 04:00 PM Tue, Nov 14

Conference Sessions

04:00 PM - 04:50 PM Tue, Nov 14
Title Speakers Audience Track
Title
Building Customer- and Business-Friendly Taxonomies
Speakers
Stephanie Lemieux, Dovecot Studio Inc.
Audience
Technical - Introductory
Track
Enterprise Information Architecture
Title
ETL is No Longer King, Long Live SDD
Speakers
Gavin Robertson, WhamTech, Inc.
Brian McCalley, DXC Technology
Glenn Field, SiriusIQ
Audience
All - General Audience
Track
Enterprise Information Architecture
Title
Even Non-Relational Databases Have Relationships
Speakers
Pascal Desmarets, Hackolade
Audience
Technical - Introductory
Track
Agile Data
Title
The Reality of Real-Time: Spark, Hadoop, and Kafka in a Production Environment
Speakers
Kandarp Desai, Xactly
Audience
All - General Audience
Track
Big Data Architecture
Title
Big Data Project Management and Managing Up
Speakers
Jonathan Fuld, The Fuld Group
Audience
All - General Audience
Track
Organizational Structure and Roles

Reception & Exhibits

04:50 PM - 06:30 PM Tue, Nov 14

Wednesday, 11/15/2017

Conference Sessions

08:30 AM - 09:20 AM Wed, Nov 15
Title Speakers Audience Track
Title
Symmetry in Modeling Approaches: Taking Advantage of Parallel Structures Across Entity-Relationship, Data Vault, JSON, the Data Lake, and API Design
Speakers
William Brooks, Mercer
Audience
Case Study
Track
Data Lakes
Enterprise Information Architecture
Title
Why I Ignored Ontologies and Graph DB and Why You Shouldn't
Speakers
Mark Ouska, Semantic Arts
Audience
All - General Audience
Track
Data-Centric Architectures
Ontology Design and Engineering
Title
Data Models: The Blueprint for Enterprise Data Governance
Speakers
Ron Huizenga, IDERA
Audience
All - General Audience
Track
Data Governance
Title
Master Data Management for Pragmatists
Speakers
Mark Avallone, S&P Global Market Intelligence
Hamish Brookeman, S&P Global Market Intelligence
Audience
Business/Strategic
Track
Data & Application Integration
Master Data Management

Conference Sessions

09:30 AM - 10:20 AM Wed, Nov 15
Title Speakers Audience Track
Title
Embedding Data Governance into a Development Project
Speakers
John Ladley, First San Francisco Partners
Audience
Business
Track
Data Governance
Title
A Simplified Model of Semantic Relationships for Enhancing Clinical Decision Support
Speakers
Craig Stanley, Elsevier
William Dowling, Elsevier
Audience
Technical - Intermediate
Track
Enterprise Semantics
Title
Transparent Data Lakes as a Starting Point for Trusted AI
Speakers
Alan Morrison, PwC
Brian M Stein, PwC
Audience
All - General Audience
Track
Data Lakes
Data-Centric Architectures
Title
The Property Graph - A New Model for Metadata
Speakers
John Singer, SingerLinks Consulting
Audience
All - General Audience
Track
Metadata
Title
Positioning Master Data Management as the Centerpiece of Your Data Architecture
Speakers
Frank Cerwin, Data Mastery Inc.
Audience
All - General Audience
Track
Master Data Management

Coffee Break & Exhibits

10:20 AM - 10:50 AM Wed, Nov 15

Exhibits Open

10:20 AM - 04:15 PM Wed, Nov 15

Conference Sessions

10:50 AM - 11:40 AM Wed, Nov 15
Title Speakers Audience Track
Title
Knowledge Bases as a Data Platform: How to Effectively Manage Complex, Heterogeneous Data
Speakers
Benjamin Nussbaum, AtomRain
Audience
Technical - Introductory
Track
Data-Centric Architectures
Knowledge Management
Title
Data Modeling Using AQL
Speakers
Peter Gates, Categorical Informatics, Inc.
Audience
Technical (may include code)
Track
Data & Application Integration
Title
Enterprise Architecture and a Federated Model for Data Governance
Speakers
Irina M Brinza, RBC
Audience
All - General Audience
Track
Data Governance
Title
Metadata Architecture: Strategy and Tactics to Support Business Data Ownership
Speakers
George Yuhasz, Keystone Foods
Audience
All - General Audience
Track
Metadata
Title
Master Data in the Data Lake
Speakers
Gene Boomer, Protective Insurance
Audience
Case Study
Track
Master Data Management

Conference Sessions

11:50 AM - 12:40 PM Wed, Nov 15
Title Speakers Audience Track
Title
What Does the CEO Expect from Data-Driven Change? Engaging Effectively and Traps to Avoid
Speakers
Paul Rosenberg, Tertia Oculus Business Synergies
Audience
Business/Strategic
Track
Data Strategy
Organizational Structure and Roles
Title
Analytics Architecture - Myths and Realities
Speakers
Kasu Sista, Consilink, LLC
Audience
All - General Audience
Track
Analytics Architecture
Title
The Convergence of Data Modeling and Data Governance
Speakers
Jeffrey Giles, Sandhill Consultants
Audience
All - General Audience
Track
Metadata
Title
Data as Service in an Ever-Changing Data Landscape
Speakers
Rajul Rastogi, Nagra
Audience
All - General Audience
Track
Data & Application Integration

Lunch and Roundtable Discussions

12:40 PM - 02:00 PM Wed, Nov 15

Conference Sessions

02:00 PM - 02:50 PM Wed, Nov 15
Title Speakers Audience Track
Title
Is Performance Still important?
Speakers
Joe Chang, QDPMA
Audience
Technical - Advanced
Track
Big Data Architecture
Title
Operational MDM and Self-Service Data Governance Architecture
Speakers
Atul Jain, Eccella Corp
Audience
Case Study
Track
Master Data Management
Title
Data Architecture at the Times of "Schema on Read"
Speakers
Igor Ikonnikov, Manulife / John Hancock
Brian M Stein, PwC
Dave McComb, Semantic Arts Inc.
Ron Huizenga, IDERA
Audience
All - General Audience
Track
Data-Centric Architectures
Title
Is the Data Lake Just the Data Warehouse Revisited?
Speakers
Tamara Dull, SAS Best Practices
Audience
All - General Audience
Track
Data Lakes

Conference Sessions

03:00 PM - 03:50 PM Wed, Nov 15
Title Speakers Audience Track
Title
Multi-Model Data Management for Busting Data Silos
Speakers
David Cassel, MarkLogic
Audience
Technical - Introductory
Track
Agile Data
Data-Centric Architectures
Title
Use of Automated Tools for Data Governance Discovery
Speakers
Phil H Teplitzky, H P Marin
Audience
All - General Audience
Track
Data Governance
Title
Designing an Architecture Enabling Self-Service BI and Analytics
Speakers
Richard Sherman, Athena IT Solutions
Audience
Technical - Intermediate
Track
Analytics Architecture
Title
Zoning a Data Lake
Speakers
Robert Nocera, NEOS, LLC
Audience
Business/Strategic
Track
Big Data Architecture

Coffee Break & Exhibits

03:50 PM - 04:15 PM Wed, Nov 15

Closing Panel Discussion

04:15 PM - 05:00 PM Wed, Nov 15
Title Speakers Audience Track
Title
Perspective Is Worth 80 IQ Points
Speakers
Tony Shaw, DATAVERSITY
Anthony J Algmin, Uturn Data Solutions
Dave McComb, Semantic Arts Inc.
George Yuhasz, Keystone Foods
Mehmet Orun, Salesforce
Tamara Dull, SAS Best Practices
Audience
All - General Audience
Track

Thursday, 11/16/2017

Seminars (Full-Day)

08:30 AM - 04:00 PM Thu, Nov 16
Title Speakers Audience Track
Title
Designing a Data Architecture for Modern Business Intelligence and Analytics
Speakers
Richard Sherman, Athena IT Solutions
Audience
Technical - Intermediate
Track
Enterprise Information Architecture
Title
Enterprise Data Stewardship and Governance: Full Lifecycle Roadmap
Speakers
David Marco, EWSolutions
Audience
All - General Audience
Track
Data Governance
Title
Enterprise Ontology: A Hot Knife Through Complexity
Speakers
Michael F. Uschold, Semantic Arts
Mark Ouska, Semantic Arts
Audience
Technical - Intermediate
Track
Data-Centric Architectures
Ontology Design and Engineering
Title
Advanced Data Architecture for Big Data, IoT, and the Cloud
Speakers
Anthony J. Algmin, Uturn Data Solutions
Audience
Technical (may include code)
Track
Big Data Architecture
Cloud Computing
Internet of Things (IoT)

Lunch

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM Thu, Nov 16