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Chief Data & Analytics Officer, Nordics Live

7-8 December 2021 | Taking Place Online, Desktop & Tablet


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The must-attend annual CDAO Nordics Live 2021 has been exclusively designed for the cutting-edge data & analytics leader, focused on aligning data strategy with digital transformation, leveraging data analytics to increase business value; and spearheading a data-driven culture that utilises data as engine for growth.

  • Learn from, network, and share knowledge with forward-thinking leaders from some of most recognisable brands in the world.
  • Hear how your peers are accelerating business transformation towards a data-driven culture.
  • Refine your strategy to employ cutting-edge technologies such as AI and ML to provide increased business value.

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Why CDAO Nordics Live?


200+ Live Attendees

Meet Senior Decision Makers From Across Europe


40+ Expert Speakers

Learn From Those At The Forefront Of Data & Analytics Strategy


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Explore Our Virtual Exhibition And Find Solutions To Your Challenges


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2020 Agenda
(Check back soon for the new 2021 Agenda)

8:30am CET

Keynote Presentation: Retaining Data Scientists Through Both Domain Knowledge Training and Challenging Them Technically

  • Why is the turnover for data scientists so high, and how can we fight this trend?
  • How Storebrand was able to leverage cloud infrastructure to refine the data science process
  • Breaking down inter-departmental siloes between data science, engineering, analytics etc.
  • Focus on project-oriented work to keep the job interesting and novel


Jeroen Van Zeeland, Head of Analytics, Storebrand (NEW)

9:00am CET

Keynote Presentation: ETL vs ELT - Why the T Has Shifted

  • Automated Data Integration offers ready to use connectors, transformations and analytics models that adapt as your schemas and APIs evolve, ensuring you have access to reliable data
  • Learn why the industry is moving towards ELT


Nick Nowlan, Nordic Lead, Fivetran 
9:30am CET

Panel Discussion: Expanding on Pockets of Success – How can we Effectively Scale Data & Analytics Projects for Best Outcomes?

  • Turning big data into smart data: how can we quickly identify success in order to scale it out?
  • What is the impact of increasing the tempo of decision making?
  • What are the most useful tools in scaling out data projects?
  • How can we ensure that the IT team is able to maintain and upgrade the data science pipeline?
  • What are the best ways of adapting the culture of the organisation as we increase the frequency of data-driven decision making?

Moderated by:

  • Minna Kärhä, Data & Analytics Lead, Finnair

Panelists include:

  • Manana Rtskhiladze, Global Workforce Analytics Lead, Electrolux (NEW)
  • Kristiina Tiilas, Head of Data & Analytics, Kemira (NEW)
  • Robin Hjelte, Head of Analytics, Swish
  • Charles Southwood, Regional VP, Northern Europe & MEA, Denodo 

10:10am CET
  • Networking Break
  • 1:1 Business Meetings
  • Speaker Meet & Greet

10:40am CET

Breakout Fireside Chat: The Role of People Analytics in Onboarding a  New CEO

  • How people analytics was able to ‘cut through the noise’ to drive initial actions
  • Bringing people analytics to the Board: driving organisation strategy & change
  • Working collaboratively to harness the value of people analytics


Mark Hayton, Organisation Development Global Analytics Lead, Nokia

Breakout Presentation: Customer Data Platform - An Enabler for Analytics

Drawing on his experience from Norwegian Air, Kjetil Løvlie is going to present:
  • The Customer Data Gap, consequences for an analytically driven customer experience
  • The importance of analytics for driving sophisticated user experiences
  • The benefits of having a Customer Data Platform interconnected with the analytical set-up


Kjetil Eik Løvlie, Former Head of Marketing Personalisation, Norwegian Airlines 

11:10am CET

Breakout Presentation: Beyond Biometrics - on the way to an Affective Computing Era

  • We are used to the fact that our body measurements are constantly used by doctors during examination
  • We are continuously “monitored” by our wearable devises for wellbeing, that have already become a part of our lives. Is that enough?
  • Can our body “tell us more” than pure stats of heart rate changes or calories burned? What if devices were smart enough to recognise human affects and adapt to it, and change the way we interact?
  • We will dive deeper into the history and talk over what the future holds for us


  • Zoriana Doshna, Head of R&D Products, SoftServe
  • Graham Parsons, VP, Sales & Country Manager – UK, Benelux & Nordics, SoftServe

11:40am CET

Panel Discussion: Data-Driven Digital Transformation - How Can Data Leaders Play a Critical Role in Their Organisation’s Modernisation Journey?

  • One size doesn’t fit all – What does digital transformation mean for your organisation post-COVID-19 and how does this differ per business unit?
  • Acting as an internal consultant – How to ‘win business’ within your organisation and underpin all transformations with a foundation of data analytics?
  • As digital transformation continues to evolve, what does this mean for the role of the CDAO and how can you adapt to thrive in all outcomes?

Moderated by: 

  • Greg Hanson, VP, Specialists, EMEA & LatAm, Informatica 

Panelists include:

  • Maija Hovila, Global Head of Analytics, KONE (NEW)
  • Peter Larsen, Senior Director, Head of Data & Analytics, Orsted
  • Gabriela Ayres, Global Credit Risk & Analytics Lead, Care by Volvo (NEW)
  • Emine OlaussonFourounjieva, Digital Analytics & Insights Lead, Nobia (NEW)
  • Rakesh Rana, Data Science Lead, Haypp Group

12:20pm CET
  • Networking Break
  • 1:1 Business Meetings
  • Speaker Meet & Greet

12:50pm CET

Breakout Fireside Chat: We're All Data Scientists Now! Rethinking Business Success Through Data Democratisation

  • How can we unlock the value embedded within an organisation through data democratisation
  • Which tasks should be performed by the analytical function and which should we empower business units to carry out independently?
  • Keeping data ‘clean’: what methods can help ensure that insights are being derived from quality data?
  • How Schibsted Media Group were able to capitalise on the value of data through democratisation


Ludwig Kroksted, Head of Media Insights, Schibsted Media Group

Breakout Presentation: Long-Term Price Forecasting in the Energy Sector - Guess Work or Strategic Advantage?

  • Understanding energy market fundamentals
  • Creating a data-driven focus
  • Leveraging organisational knowledge to drive decisions


Peter Larsen, Senior Director, Head of Data & Analytics, Orsted

1:20pm CET

Panel Discussion: Customers are King – Delivering ‘WOW!’ Customer Experiences Through Data & Analytics

  • What does the modern customer expect?
  • How can Chief Data Officers best partner with other departments to turbo-charge the delivery of outstanding service for all customers?
  • Bringing together disparate, siloed data to gain a holistic, 360-degree view of your customers
  • Using data and analytics to improve retention and reduce churn to increase customer lifetime value
    • Sam Troilius, Chief Data & Analytics Officer, Loopia Group (NEW)
    • Emilia Nilsson, Head of Analytics, RAW Digital (NEW)
    • Dennis Nilsson, Head of Business Intelligence & Analytics, Jyske Bank (NEW)
    • Myriam Martensen, Director, Data Insights, Wilke (NEW)

2:00pm CET
  • 1:1 Business Meetings
  • Speaker Meet & Greet

2:30pm CET

End of Day One 

8:30am CET

Keynote Presentation: Industrialisation of Personalisation in the Age of AI 

  • In this talk, we will discuss the technological and business challenges on industrialising AI personalisation where scale matters
  • Solid developments of AI industrialisation
  • Key learnings from Varner’s customer personalisation programme


Juwel Rana, Head of Analytics, Varner

9:00am CET

Keynote Presentation: How to Break Down Silos With the Data Cloud

  • In order to generate valuable data insights such as a 360-degree customer view of your customers, the first step is to break the data silos and consolidate your data into a single data platform that can support different kinds of data
  • Efficiently and securely store all data, regardless of its source, format or velocity
  • Enable the business to access from a single location
  • How having a centralised repository makes it easy to enforce data security policies


Sam Bäcknäs, Senior Sales Engineer, Snowflake
9:30am CET

Panel Discussion: Mind + Machine: Capitalising on Automation Effectively

  • How can we show improved returns through automation?
  • Increasing trust: improving employee confidence on automation
  • What are the key challenges in implementation and how can these be overcome?
  • Finding the right balance between human-centred and machine decisions


  • Alexander Hübel, Global Head of Automation, AI & Analytics Transformation, Ericsson (NEW)
  • Baptiste Rousset, Business Analytics Lead, Volvo Car Mobility (NEW)
  • Valentina Zolotukhina, Divisional Controller, Raufoss Neuman

10:10am CET
  • Networking Break
  • 1:1 Business Meetings
  • Speaker Meet & Greet

10:50am CET

Breakout Presentation: Storytelling Behind Data-Driven Transformation: How to Lead, Inspire & Motivate

  • Vision and process in digital leadership as a powerful enabler for business growth
  • Through storytelling, you can develop a compelling vision of where you are and where you want to go, bringing people along with you on the journey in a way pure data and bullet points would never be able to
  • The importance of EQ (emotional intelligence) for transformative leadership


Emine OlaussonFourounjieva, Digital Analytics & Insights Lead, Nobia (NEW)

Breakout Fireside Chat: Performance vs Transparency – Tradeoffs in Predictive Modelling

  • When do we need a tradeoff between predictive performance and transparency?
  • What aspects do we need to consider if we want a transparent prediction system?
  • Where do legal requirements end and ethics begin?
  • What challenges does UC face in building ethical prediction systems?
  • Who in the organisation is responsible for the ethics?


Olle Engdegård, Head of Predictive Modelling, UC/Enento Group (NEW)
11:20am CET

Panel Discussion: From Hype to Reality - How Can You Harness the Power of AI to Supercharge Your Data & Analytics Impact?

  • How mature are AI technologies currently and what should we expect in the years ahead? How can you ensure that your organisation is at the forefront of this ‘brave new world’?
  • What opportunities does AI present to modern businesses ready to exploit them? What are the challenges and how can these be best overcome?
  • How can we reduce potential biases not only to ensure accuracy but also ethical use of data?
  • What impact will non-normal behaviour during the Coronavirus period have on our models, and how can we respond to this?


  • Jennie Nilsson, Head of Data Privacy & IT, Baker McKenzie
  • Morten Bunes Gustavsen, Head of Data, DNB Wealth Management (NEW)
  • Girish Agarwal, Director, AI Lab, Husqvarna Group
  • Erik Tallroth, Head of Analytics, Sweden, Telia Company
  • Ian Macdonald, Principal Technologist, Pyramid Analytics 

12:00pm CET

Keynote Presentation: Exploring How Data, Analytics & Tech Leadership Needs to Evolve in an Uncertain Economy

  • Exploring the ambiguity around data, analytics and tech leadership roles: What are the mandates and what makes for effective leadership in the future?
  • How can we ensure that the team is in constant revenue-generation mode in an uncertain economic climate?
  • What should the key roles and responsibilities of a data & analytics team be? How can this be kept distinct from the rest of the business?
  • How is data and analytics representation evolving at board level? How can we position these roles as crucial for the long term and not just the immediate future?


Neil Hodgson, Engineering Manager, Star Connect & Head of Data Science and AI (Assets), Maersk (NEW)

12:30pm CET
  • 1:1 Business Meetings
  • Speaker Meet & Greet

1:00pm CET

Close of Conference

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1. Learn from the most successful leaders in the data world, and explore the strategic issues that matter to you. We have years of experience in creating data events which deliver true insights.

2. Enjoy the convenience of an online event. There’s no need to spend time & money on travelno time out of the office, and you can fit the event around your schedule, or catch up on-demand.

3. Interact with the data community’s leading lights. Our technology and live broadcasts mean you can put your specific pain points & questions to our expert speakers, and get direct, actionable answers.
4. Hear case studies from Europe’s most experienced data & analytics leaders.  Learn their actionable takeaways on what works and what doesn’t for the challenges you are facing right now.

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