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Dec 2019 Toronto CDO Executive Summit (Evanta, Gartner) – Video Summary by Simon Brightman

Introductory note & videos

Thank you Evanta for the invitation to attend the 2019 Toronto Chief Data Officer Summit. To show my thanks, here is a short summary of the main points I took away from each of the sessions I attended. 

You can watch the entire summary (24 minutes total across 6 sessions) or pick individual ones of interest below. 

Have a great holiday,

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Introductory Video (20 sec)



Full summary video (24 min)

Total time: 2 minutes

Launching AI in an 80-Year Old Company

Breakout presented by: DataStax

Richard Hines 

Richard Hines
Head of Data & Artificial Intelligence
Air Canada

Total time: 1.5 minutes

The AI Ladder – Prepare Your Data for an AI and Multi-Cloud World

Keynote presented by: IBM

Steve Astorino 

Steve AstorinoVP of Development, Data and AI, Hybrid Data Mgmt. and Canada Lab, IBM, Moderator

Kris Hansen 

Kris HansenCTO, KOHO

Sep Seyedi 

Sep SeyediCTO, Havas Canada

Eugene Wen 

Eugene WenVice President, Group Advanced Analytics

Total time: 5 minutes

Benchmarking Effectiveness as a Data Leader


Adele Pugliese 

Adele Pugliese
Vice President, Data Governance

John Walsh 

John Walsh
Chief Data Officer
Environment Canada and Climate Change

Total time: 4 minutes

Data Management at Scale


Peter Serenita 

Peter Serenita
Chief Data Officer

Total time: 6 minutes

Data as an Innovation

Keynote presented by: 
ASG Technologies

Rupinder Dhillon 

Rupinder Dhillon
Chief Data and AI Officer
Hudson’s Bay Company

Total time: 3.5 minutes


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