isCDO Webinar Schedule:  How CDOs Succeed
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How CDOs Succeed: Safely Leverage Your Sensitive Data
presented UTC-5 on 14 May 2020 
by Luk Arbuckle (Privacy Analytics) and Anne Kimbol (HITRUST)

Modern companies have troves of sensitive data within their organization that can be used for both internal and external purposes – things like data sharing, driving AI or other analytics, product differentiation and innovation. In order to leverage this data, while protecting the privacy of the people it represents, companies like yours need to learn how to anonymize data safely, effectively, and at scale. In this webinar, you’ll learn how to use our framework – The 5 Safes of Risk-Based Anonymization – to achieve a balance between legally defensible privacy protection and fully maximized data utilization.

How CDOs Succeed: Artificial Intelligence (AI): On Delivering Real-World Business Value
presented UTC-5 on 23 April 2020 
by Dr. Aleksandar Velkoski  Director of Data Science at the National Association of Realtors

AI plays an important role in modern organization strategy. However, AI adoption, along with the business value that its intended to create, continues to lag expectations. In this talk, Dr. Velkoski will share a case study that demonstrates how the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) narrowed barriers to AI adoption and delivered real-world business value through AI. More specifically, Aleksandar will highlight how NAR initiated cross-functional collaboration, transformed business opportunities into AI solutions and implemented AI solutions within the business to positively influence decision-making and, ultimately, enhance outcomes for the organization and its members.

How CDOs Succeed: CUI-how to leverage it
presented UTC-4 on 25 Nov 2019 
by Devin Casey, Implementation Lead, NARA

What a Chief Data Officer should know about Controlled Unclassified Information.  This will cover (very briefly) the history of protection of sensitive unclassified information in the executive branch and the need for reform. As well as an overview of the policy, requirements, and the philosophy behind them.  Next is a review of the standards for protecting and marking CUI as well as how these standards will be extended through contracts and agreements. The use of NIST SP-800-171 will be covered in depth as well as notes on implementation of NIST SP 800-171 and compliance oversight. 

How CDOs Succeed: Why major organizations need a CDO
to be presented UTC-4 25 Oct 2019  
by Robert Lutton, Associate Director isCDO

The race to drive competitive advantage and improved efficiency through better use of information (aka data) assets is leading to a sharp rise in the number of Chief Data Officers (CDOs). Industry analysts are predicting that most large companies – 90% – will have a chief data officer (CDO) role by the end of 2019.  For organizations that are creating this role or for new CDOs, this special webcast will review key reasons for the creation of office of the CDO and what support is required for the CDO Role. We will highlight internal and external roadblocks, potential failure points and how organizations can avoid these issues.  We look forward to reviewing how the CDO Role is addressing the many opportunities and responsibilities that arise for this position. 

How CDOs Succeed:: Ethics of Good Intentions 
presented 2019.07.25 by Cortnie Abercromby

ABSTRACT:  Data scientists are going down in history for new fields of work they are doing in AI. But many are not thinking about the impact this work has on people. As creators of AI systems we have a responsibility to understand that we are creators of systems that will be used in much broader ways than we can currently foresee. Its time to learn how to think critically and broadly about the applications of projects you take on, challenge yourself and everyone around you, and find the courage to speak up and push back when ethical boundaries get crossed. This session will focus on real life examples of data science and AI that have gone bad and what to do about it if you find yourself facing the same situations.

How CDOs Succeed
presented 2019.06.25 by Peter Aiken

ABSTRACT:  When the concept of IT leadership was introduced in the late 1970’s, the title CIO was often referenced as career is over. Ambiguity, imprecision and confusion surrounded the role and even today CIO tenure is closer to four years as opposed to similarly positioned CFOs whose tenure three times as long. 


Unfortunately, it appears that the CDO role is at similarly prone to confusion, imprecision, and ambiguity. In some sectors, a fair percentage of CDOs seem not to be successful – failing after their initial year. This webinar will provide a summary of the worldwide state of commercial and public CDOs. In keeping with the societal goals of:


- Education around data leadership and data

- Identifying and promoting successful data leadership

- Organizing our collective body of knowledge


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