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2020 DATA Forum

Join thought leaders to explore how data and people can be effectively combined to enhance organizational change.

Schneider Electric’s purpose is to empower all to make the most of our energy and resources, bridging progress and sustainability for all. At Schneider, we call this Life Is On.

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Keynote Speaker

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Chris Leong
Chief Marketing Officer
Schneider Electric

Chris Leong started with Schneider Electric in January 2012 and in 2015, Chris was appointed as Chief Marketing Officer, responsible for making marketing a competitive advantage for the company – building a strong brand and leveraging digital to increase awareness and drive growth.

Previously, Chris led Nokia Greater China, Korea & Japan region and held various senior management roles in marketing communications firms – WPP agencies Bates Asia (Hong Kong), Ogilvy Europe (London, UK), Grey Global Group (Singapore and Malaysia).

Chris is extremely passionate about giving back, regularly working with charity groups. She speaks four languages: English, Mandarin, Cantonese and Malay, is married with two children and based in Hong Kong.

5:30 - 6:35

Session 1: What AI does for you, what do you do for AI?

Robert Bernard, Director of Artificial Intelligence.

Tami Frankenfield, Managing Director, Data, Analytics and Cognitive.

Jim Rowan, Principal, Analytics and Cognitive.

Cyril Perducat, Executive Vice-President IoT & Digital Offers.

Moderator: Professor Ruth Aguilera, Darla and Frederick Brodsky Trustee Professor in Global Business and Corporate Governance, D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University

6:30 - 7:15

Keynote: Building a Sustainable and Resilient Future

Chris Leong, Chief Marketing Officer.

7:20 - 8:00

Session 2: Women Leaders in Analytics

Chris Leong, Chief Marketing Officer.

Jit Kee Chin, Chief Data and Innovation Officer.

Moderator: Dean Carla Brodley, Khoury College of Computer Sciences at Northeastern University

2019 Inaugural DATA Forum

Join a select group of thought leaders from industry and academia to explore how data and people can be effectively combined to enhance organizational change at the inaugural DATA Forum.

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Using Analytics to Drive Growth

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Keynote Speakers

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Scott Brinker
VP of Platform Ecosystem
HubSpot

Brinker helps to grow and nurture the company’s community of technology partners. He writes the chiefmartec.com blog and serves as the program chair of the MarTech conference series. He is the author of the best-selling book Hacking Marketing, published by Wiley. Previously, Brinker was the co-founder and CTO of ion interactive. He holds degrees in computer science from Columbia University and Harvard University and an MBA from MIT. Connect with him on Twitter @chiefmartec.

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Nitin Mittal 
Principal, Analytics & Cognitive Offering Leader, AI Strategic Growth Offering Leader
Deloitte

Mittal is a principal with Deloitte Consulting LLP and currently leads Deloitte’s Analytics and Cognitive practice. He specializes in advising clients to achieve competitive advantage through data and artificial intelligence powered transformations that promote amplified intelligence, which enables his clients to make strategic choices and transform ahead of disruption.

10:30 - 11:10

Opening Keynote; Scott Brinker, VP Platform Ecosystem, Hubspot

11:25 - 12:15

Panel: Digital Transformation – Are We There Yet?

Andrew Bentley, Partner, PwC
Matthew Blonder, Global Head of Marketing, Brand Management & Digital Commerce, Reebok
Blair Hammond, Director of Global Marketing, Reebok
Rishi Saurabh, Senior Product Manager, Analytics, Philips
Matthew Smith, Principal Data Scientist, City of Boston
Glen Stoffel, Founder, Thinkitdone

1:20 - 2:00

Afternoon Keynote: Nitin Mittal

Principal, Deloitte Analytics & Cognitive Offering Leader,AI Strategic Growth Offering Leader, Deloitte

2:00 - 2:50

Panel: Opportunities and Challenges of Machine Learning Applications   

Andrew Bentley, Partner, PwC
Matthew Blonder, Global Head of Marketing, Brand Management & Digital Commerce, Reebok
Blair Hammond, Director of Global Marketing, Reebok
Rishi Saurabh, Senior Product Manager, Analytics, Philips
Matthew Smith, Principal Data Scientist, City of Boston
Glen Stoffel, Founder, Thinkitdone