15th Annual MIT CDOIQ Symposium, July 20-22, 2021 (Virtual)
Big news this month!
The MIT CDOIQ Symposium is the biggest CDO and Information Quality thought-leading organization in the world. Our agenda is packed full with 83 sessions, 3 keynotes, and as always, a truly outstanding line-up of speakers and content. We have nearly 600 CDOs and Data Leaders registered! Seats are filling up quickly. Please register early before it's too late!

30% discount: Register now with code 2021MITCDOIQ30%
Offer expires on May 31, 2021.
CDO-1 Certificate Program
The CDO-1 Virtual Certificate Program is back and will consist of 12 interactive sessions presented by CDOs and global leaders. This year's program will be held September 28 - 29, 2021. Contact cdoiq@mit.edu for program information.
Featured Sessions
Gartner’s 6th CDO Survey – CDOs Are Increasing Their Organization Influence and Business Impact
Lydia Jones, Analyst & Sr. Research Director, Gartner, USA
Gartner’s 6th CDO Survey shows that the CDO role is growing in organization influence and business impact. In this session, Gartner analyst Lydia Clougherty Jones will discuss the Survey results on what differentiates the successful CDO’s ability to provide measurable business value and increase organizational influence. From this session, you will learn:

-How CDOs are taking on a strategic role while participating in digital transformation initiatives
-How business-facing KPIs around customer experience, ROI on D&A investments, and increased data sharing are driving demonstrable value to D&A stakeholders
-What skills are critical to the CDOs continued success

As lead of the upcoming Gartner 7th CDO Survey, Lydia Clougherty Jones will also give a preview of what’s next for the successful CDO and how you can add your voice to the momentum. Session 4C, 2:00pm-3:00pm, July 20, 2021
Delivering Better Transport with Data
Lauren Sager Weinstein, CDO, Transport for London, England
TfL is London’s integrated transport authority responsible for meeting Mayor Sadiq Khan’s strategy and commitments on transport in London. We run the day-to-day operation of the Capital’s public transport network and manage London’s main roads. Technology and data is instrumental for us to operate our network, to make customers’ journeys easier and to plan for the future. Millions of journeys are made each day on our transport network, generating millions upon millions of bits of information. Translating this vast amount of data into intelligence to drive improvement is our goal. Lauren will speak about our approach to harnessing this data, and in particular how we’ve used it over the past eighteen months during the response to the Coronavirus pandemic. Session 3E, 11:50am-12:50pm, July 20, 2021
3 Year Journey of Implementation Data Governance in Oil & Gas Company, from an Idea to a Valuable Data Service
Alexander Erofeev, CDO, Gazprom, Russia
Active digital transformation has led business processes to become dependent on data. It has created an explosive demand for data. In my topic, I will talk about how we create and implement a data governance system based on the DAMA DMBok framework, develop a platform based on OSDU principles, create and scale a team. And also about how we moved from an internal startup to valuable corporate data services. Session 15E, 10:15am-11:15am, July 22, 2021
Weekend Reading
"Embracing AI When Your Industry is in Flux"
By Thomas H. Davenport & Randy Bean

One of the great challenges we have seen businesses face in recent years is how they approach data and analytics (and now artificial intelligence) when their industries are undergoing major transformation. It’s hard enough to create a data-driven culture, compete on analytics, develop data-driven products and services, and so forth under normal business conditions. We always have our doubts when executives claim to have done it successfully. We are much more trusting when we’re told that the organization is simply making progress toward the goal.
The hidden work created by Artificial Intelligence programs
By: Sarah Brown
May 4, 2021

As AI programs become more prevalent, researchers say that companies need to prioritize behind-the scenes workers and those affected by the programs.
In Case You Missed It
MIT CDOIQ Program Presents

Data Sharing: Strategies for an Uncertain World
in collaboration with Privacy Analytics
 Two sessions on Wednesday, May 19:
10 a.m. ET (90 min) + post-event networking (30 min)
1 p.m. ET (90 min.) + post-event networking (30 min)
What challenges and opportunities do you face when attempting to leverage and share sensitive data to drive innovation and increase ROI?
  • internal data access (e.g. bridging department silos for improved data access)
  • external data sharing (e.g. providing strategic partners with insight-rich data for vital research).
 Learn and share with senior-level data and analytics leaders from across multiple industries, in both the private and public sectors, during your choice of two pitch-free, invite-only sessions.
2020 Proceedings
The 2020 MIT CDOIQ Symposium Proceedings are still available for purchase; lock yours in today before it's too late!

  • Purchase 2020 Proceedings here
  • Cost: $250.00
2021 Sponsors
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