The Westin St. Francis San Francisco


EmpoweringData Series

PRESENTED BY
Quest Software
POWERED BY
CommonSense
September 13th, 2023, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM PT

A Half Day Conference at The Westin, San Francisco


EmpoweringData Series

PRESENTED BY
Quest Software
POWERED BY
CommonSense

September 13th, 2023,
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM PT

A Half Day Conference
at The Westin,
San Francisco

What will we discuss?

Join us for a day focusing on data programs and strategies with data leaders from local companies in your area.

Explore topics that include:

  • AI and the new Bill of Rights
  • What is your next step to Data Maturity, what are the obstacles?
  • Are you considering the Data Mesh?
  • How have you built trust in the data?

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This conference is designed for 25 Data leaders from leading companies in San Francisco.

AGENDA

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Registration

10:30 AM – 11:10 AM

Introductions & Welcome by Quest Software

11:15 AM – 11:55 AM

Discussion

Why Data Quality Transparency is a Game Changer

DQ is coming to the fore as an assurance practice. Just knowing if data is good, new, well used and governed is creating trust and encouraging collaboration. Couple this with embedding DQ into things like data lineage and dataset scoring, and you are not only solving long standing data issues, but also enlisting users across business functions to share more trusted, qualified data. How is this playing out (or not) in your organization?

We’ll also discuss new DQ trends including how data drift scores help interpret the data behind AI models.

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Lunch & Context on Quest Capabilities

1:00 PM – 1:40 PM

Discussion

Best Practices & Use Cases for Data Democratization, Data Marketplaces & Data as a Service

How are different companies building data-driven organizations? We believe data democratization means empowering staff to bring the right data to the right decisions, but simply exposing more employees to more data is not enough. They need to be able to create, consume, and manage the right data.

Employees need customized guardrails depending on their level of expertise or the problem they are trying to solve. And those guardrails should not become deterrents that stagnate either the future growth of the business, or the employees, but rather promote personal and professional growth.

How are companies balancing these sometimes contradictory goals? We’ll discuss this and more in this session.

1:45 PM – 2:25 PM

Discussion

Data Governance in the Age of AI and ChatGPT

Sweeping data privacy regulations are forcing businesses to understand and simplify the architecture of their data and applications. Promoting knowledge of the data ecosystem and providing the mechanisms needed to protect sensitive data are essential for any company handling PII in 2023. The rise of generative AI applications like ChatGPT is having a big impact on data governance policies.

In this session, we’ll discuss the notion of “sensitive data governance” and how it’s being executed in 2023. We’ll focus on how organizations are updating their data governance policies to reflect the massive increase in generative AI adoption and the likely regulatory response that will follow, including:

  • Indicate when AI is being used
  • Authenticate the source of the information
  • Ensure there is no bias

Building policies around generative AI tools should be driven by those accountable for the data within the organization. Have you taken a pause on AI to do this today and how are you preparing for these new regulations?

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Networking

Speakers

Susan Laine
Director of Solution Strategists/DI Thought Leader, Quest

Sue is the Director of Sales Strategists/DI Thought Leader for the Erwin Data Intelligence product line. A thought leader in the application of technology and business process to solve real business problems, Sue has over 20 years of experience working with metadata on the buy side as a customer and the sell side as a vendor, including implementation, showcasing, and program support. She has worked to structure and drive enterprise data management programs. Additionally, Sue has extensive support experience to sustain these initiatives within an organization.

She has supported a wide range of clients, including financial, insurance, healthcare, manufacturing, and e-Commerce with a general need to provide data-driven business practices. Sue is responsible for launching and guiding Quests Data Intelligence solution’s superior Modeling/Data Intelligence technology in fresh, modern offerings that deliver excellent value for today’s challenging business demands.

Sue is a frequent speaker at industry events regarding enterprise metadata management, data lineage, data governance, and engaging training for end users and partners.

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Robert Dein

Bob Dein

Solutions Strategist, Quest

Bob is a Solution Strategist for the erwin Data Intelligence product line. A thought leader in the application of technology and business process to achieve positive business outcomes, Bob has over 30 years of experience as an enterprise/data architect and practitioner on the buy side as a customer and on the sell side as a vendor, including implementation, showcasing, and professional services. He has worked to develop and drive enterprise data management programs.

Bob has supported a wide range of clients, including defense, higher education, financial and insurance with a general need to provide data-driven business solutions. Bob is responsible for pre and post-sales support of Quest’s Data Intelligence solution delivering excellent value for today’s challenging business demands.

Raj Joseph
Founder & CEO of DQLabs.ai

Raj Joseph is the Founder and CEO of DQLabs.ai, the Modern Data Quality platform that delivers reliable and accurate data for better business outcomes.

An innovator and visionary in the Data Management space, he focuses on true customer value by automating business models and strategies using AI. Before DQLabs, Raj founded Intellectyx, a data science company, and was Acxiom’s product leader in building their data platform.

He is very entrepreneurial and has been involved in multiple venture-backed companies from startup through exit as a founding member. He is recognized by the American Entrepreneurship Council and Forbes Technology Council and holds patents around transactional data systems.

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Lunch at The Westin, San Francisco

With its turn-of-the-20th-century European style, our downtown San Francisco hotel blends the elegance of oak-paneled restaurants and the stately grandeur of the lobby with a $45 million reinvention of the Landmark Building guest rooms, ushering in a new chapter for this storied destination.

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335 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94102, United States

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