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Welcome to the 2024 DataConnect Conference: Empowering Business Users for the Future!

Are you ready to leverage AI to supercharge your day-to-day? Our mission is to help democratize AI so that everyone feels empowered to use it responsibly! Learn about how AI works, how you can best leverage tools on the market, and how you can incorporate AI into your everyday tasks.

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Become a Superuser of AI

It's commonly said that "AI won't replace you, but people who know how to use AI will." Learn how you can influence the safe and effective use of these technologies at your company!

Introducing our Business User Track, tailor-made for non-technical user of AI. Whether you're leading a global enterprise or oversee a critical operation within your company, our Business User Track is designed to elevate your understanding of AI's impact on business operations and strategy.

  1. Cutting-Edge Talks and Sessions: Dive deep into the evolution of AI and its implications for businesses of all sizes and industries. Our curated lineup of business user-centric talks will explore the latest trends, best practices, and case studies to inspire and inform your strategic decisions.
  2. Exclusive Networking Opportunities: Meet with fellow executives, industry leaders, and decision-makers. Forge valuable connections, exchange insights, and explore potential collaborations in a premium networking environment.
  3. Tutorials: Participate in our included business-user tutorials for AI to get hands-on experience and walk away with valuable skills.

Elevate your conference experience with an Executive Ticket - gain access to the exclusive lounge and working space, join us for pre-conference workshops, receive a parking pass, and more when you purchase an Executive Ticket at checkout!

Limited seats available. Reserve your spot now!

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2024 DataConnect Conference Agenda

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Pre-Conference Workshop | Transitioning to Data Leadership: A Practical Workshop

Denison Edge

July 10

Pre-Conference Workshop

Intermediate

Pre-Conference Workshops are sold separately! Purchase an Executive Ticket, Combo Pass or Workshop Only Pass for access.

Jaya Zenchenko

Senior Director of Engineering
ZenBusiness

July 10

8:00 am

-

12:00 pm

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Pre-Conference Workshop | SOlving the Data Culture Code with Data Literacy

Denison Edge

July 10

Pre-Conference Workshop

Intermediate

Pre-Conference Workshops are sold separately! Purchase an Executive Ticket, Combo Pass or Workshop Only Pass for access.

Veronica Vilski

Content & Engagement Director
The Data Lodge

Valerie Logan

Founder
The Data Lodge

July 10

1:00 pm

-

5:00 pm

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Opening Keynote | Coming soon!

Nationwide Room (Regency Ballroom)

July 11

Keynote

Sol Rashidi

Founder
ExecutiveAI

July 11

8:05 am

-

8:30 am

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Industry Session | Coming soon!

Nationwide Room (Regency Ballroom)

July 11

Industry Session

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July 11

8:40 am

-

9:15 am

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Featured Speaker | Coming soon!

Nationwide Room (Regency Ballroom)

July 11

Featured Speaker

Tiarne Hawkins

Director of Artificial Intelligence Services (AIS)
Welocalize

July 11

9:25 am

-

9:50 am

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WIA After Hours Podcast | Coming soon!

Delaware

July 11

Lauren Burke-McCarthy

Sr. Data Scientist, Strategy
Further

Diane Dagefoerde

Executive Advisor
Smart Columbus

July 11

10:00 am

-

10:35 am

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Navigate the AI Maze with Women Defining AI: An Interactive "Choose Your Own Adventure" Panel Discussion

Union CDE

July 11

AI & ML

All Levels

Helen Lee Kupp

Co-Founder
Women Defining AI

Ketaki Sodhi

Sr Analyst & Program Lead, Employee Listening & Change Management
Microsoft

Nichole Sterling

Co-Founder
Women Defining AI

July 11

10:00 am

-

10:35 am

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A Data Driven Approach to Becoming an AI Enabled Organization

Union CDE

July 11

Leadership & Strategy

Intermediate

Sadie St. Lawrence

Founder & CEO
Women in Data

July 11

10:45 am

-

11:20 am

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Demo | Coming soon!

Delaware

July 11

Demo

All Levels

Susan Laine

Chief Field Technologist
Quest Software

July 11

10:45 am

-

11:20 am

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Featured Speaker | Coming soon!

Nationwide Room (Regency Ballroom)

Featured Speaker

Salema Rice

CEO & Founder
CDO Today

11:30 am

-

11:55 am

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VIP Luncheon | Sponsored by Canva/Flourish

Morrow

July 11

Please note, the VIP Luncheon Sessions are invite only.

Canva/Flourish

VIP Luncheon Soponsor
Canva/Flourish

July 11

11:55 am

-

1:00 pm

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Main Panel | The Path to AI Adoption, Integration & Alignment

Nationwide Room (Regency Ballroom)

July 11

Keynote

All Levels

Rehgan Blelie

Co-Founder & CEO
AlignAI

Olivia Gambelin

AI Ethicist
Ethical Intelligence

Jana Eggers

CEO
Nara Logics

July 11

1:00 pm

-

1:50 pm

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Cost Containment: A Critical Piece of Data Team ROI

Union CDE

July 11

Driving Value & Communicating Insights

Intermediate

Lindsay Murphy

Head of Data
Secoda

July 11

2:00 pm

-

2:35 pm

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Featured Speaker | Leadership in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Nationwide Room (Regency Ballroom)

July 11

Featured Speaker

All Levels

Michelle Greene

EVP, Chief Information Officer
Cardinal Health

July 11

2:45 pm

-

3:10 pm

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Breakout Session | Coming soon!

Union CDE

July 11

AI & ML

Intermediate

Deniz Tudor

Head of Modeling
Bread Financial

July 11

3:20 pm

-

3:55 pm

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Afternoon Keynote | Coming soon!

Nationwide Room (Regency Ballroom)

July 11

Keynote

All Levels

Dr. Joy Buolamwini

Artificial Intelligence Expert, Artist, Founder of Algorithmic Justice League
Author of National Bestseller Unmasking AI

Jennifer Strong

Host
SHIFT Podcast from PRX

July 11

4:05 pm

-

4:30 pm

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Opening Keynote | What Video Games Taught Me About Working in AI

Nationwide Room (Regency Ballroom)

July 12

Keynote

All Levels

Carly Taylor

Director, Franchise Security
Activision

July 12

8:05 am

-

8:30 am

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Tutorial | Designing Data & AI Events that Inspire Innovation and Change

Fairfield

July 12

Tutorial

Jade Barry

Manager, Analytics Center of Excellence
CoverMyMeds/McKesson

Dania Ahmed

Sr Consultant
CoverMyMeds/McKesson

July 12

8:40 am

-

9:50 am

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Ticketing Tools Are Where Data Teams Go To Die

Union CDE

July 12

Data Engineering & Management

Intermediate

Akia Obas

Director - Data & Insights
Netlify

July 12

8:40 am

-

9:15 am

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Featured Speaker | Coming soon!

Nationwide Room (Regency Ballroom)

July 12

Featured Speaker

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July 12

9:25 am

-

9:50 am

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Industry Session | Coming soon!

Nationwide Room (Regency Ballroom)

July 12

Industry Session

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July 12

10:00 am

-

10:35 am

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The Data Dilemma: Why Companies Must Rethink Data Management for Generative AI Success

Union CDE

July 12

Data Engineering & Management

Intermediate

Kathy Koontz

Principal Data Strategist
AWS

July 12

10:00 am

-

10:35 am

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The Human Element: People Are Essential for ROI in Data Initiatives

Union CDE

July 12

Leadership & Strategy

Intermediate

Kim Thies

CEO
AbeaData Inc.

July 12

10:45 am

-

11:20 am

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Featured Speaker | Evolving as Data Professionals in the Age of AI

Nationwide Room (Regency Ballroom)

July 12

Featured Speaker

All Levels

Megan Lieu

Data Advocate
Deepnote

July 12

11:30 am

-

11:55 am

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VIP Luncheon | Sponsored by Slalom

Morrow

July 12

Please note, the VIP Luncheon Sessions are invite only.

Slalom

VIP Luncheon Sponsor
2024 DataConnect Conference

July 12

11:55 am

-

1:00 pm

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Fireside Chat | Coming soon!

Nationwide Room (Regency Ballroom)

July 12

Featured Speaker

All Levels

Lauren Burke-McCarthy

Sr. Data Scientist, Strategy
Further

Michele (Micki) Boland

Architect Office of the CTO
Check Point Software Technologies

July 12

1:05 pm

-

1:50 pm

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Turning Bits into Bucks: How to Conduct a Data Valuation Assessment

Union CDE

July 12

Leadership & Strategy

Intro

Nicole Janeway Bills

Founder & CEO
Data Strategy Professionals

July 12

2:20 pm

-

2:55 pm

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Featured Speaker | AI for Peace

Nationwide Room (Regency Ballroom)

July 12

Featured Speaker

All Levels

Avishan Bodjnoud

Chief Information Management Officer
United Nations, Departments of Peace Operations, Political Affairs and Peacebuilding

July 12

3:05 pm

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3:30 pm

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Evolution of Data Literacy in a Developing Organization

Union CDE

July 12

Driving Value & Communicating Insights

All Levels

Latha Subramanian

Senior Vice President & Head of Data Analytics
GM Financial

July 12

3:40 pm

-

4:15 pm

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Featured Speaker | Coming soon!

Nationwide Room (Regency Ballroom)

July 12

Featured Speaker

All Levels

Tanya Berger-Wolf

Professor
The Ohio State University

July 12

4:25 pm

-

4:50 pm

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