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5th Edition

CDAO Nordics

Practical Insights from Nordics Most Senior Data Leaders

29th - 30th November
7A Odenplan, Stockholm, Sweden
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The full agenda for CDAO Nordics

  • Day One - Tuesday 29th November
  • Day Two - Wednesday 30th November
8:00am - 8:50am CET
Registration & Networking
8:50am - 9:00am CET
Chair's Opening Remarks
9:00am - 9:30am CET
Keynote Presentation: ‘Data Is the New Oil’ - Driving Business Revenue with a Future-Proof Data Strategy
  • Unlocking growth opportunities by aligning data and enterprise strategies
  • Tackling change management for data to fuel business decision making
  • Ensuring resilience for changes in the data landscape by pivoting your roadmap accordingly
9:30am - 10:00am CET
Presentation: Modernising the Way You Manage Data by Implementing an Enterprise Data Fabric
  • The key components to developing a robust data fabric
  • How to optimally safeguard data when deploying data fabric
  • Understanding when is best to use a physical or logical data fabric
10:00am - 11:00am CET
Panel Discussion: ‘Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast’ - The Recipe to Accelerate Enterprise Success
  • Building your ‘brand’: Internally marketing the contribution of data & analytics to organisational success
  • Utilising data metrics to gain stakeholder engagement & buy-in
  • Embedding & reviewing your training programmes to improve enterprise-wide data literacy


Maija Hovila, Chief Analytics Officer, Kone

Anne-Christin Guth, Senior Director of Business Finance & Analytics, Novo Nordisk

Andras Valko, Chief Data Science Officer, SBAB Bank

dennis nilsson Dennis Nilsson, Director of Business Intelligence & Analytics, Jyske Bank

Mikko Mikko Muurinen, Head of Data & AI, Helen Oy 

11:00am - 11:30am CET
Networking Break
11:30am - 12:00pm CET
Presentation: Accelerate Business Decision-Making by Leveraging the Capabilities of Data Governance & Master Data Management
  • Establishing levels of governance around data 
  • Exploiting automation to improve data quality, accuracy & operational efficiency
  • What’s next? Dissecting where data governance is heading in the future & what this means for businesses


julie siezing Julie Siezing, Head of Data Governance, GN Group

12:00pm - 12:30pm CET
Presentation: A Practical Guide to Identify & Prioritise the Right AI & ML Tools for Your Company
  • Establishing where AI & ML tools can have the most business impact
  • Top tips on when it is best to build your own in-house tool and when you should invest externally
  • How to successfully integrate new tools with your existing architecture
12:30pm - 1:15pm CET
Panel Discussion: Mitigating Risk & Remaining Compliant with an Effective Governance Framework
  • How to pinpoint & prioritise which data you should govern
  • Enabling business units to self-govern data with the correct guidelines & accountabilities
  • Utilising metrics to monitor the long-term success of your framework


Manish Mishra, Head of Products Strategy & Governance, IoT, Ericsson

Bahar Malavan Naryndji, Head of Compliance, Andra AP-Fonden (AP2)

julie siezing Julie Siezing, Head of Data Governance, GN Group

Marie Haldorson, Head of Methodology & Architecture Governance, SCB Statistics

1:15pm - 2:30pm CET
Networking Lunch Invite-Only Roundtable


2:30pm - 3:00pm CET
Presentation: How IKEA Innovated the Customer Journey with Data Science
  • Developing data foundations which give a single source of the truth for key data categories such as sales and cost
  • Leveraging AI and ML to drive sustainable business model transformation in retail
  • How to create agile analytics teams with the right culture that deliver transformational products at high speed


Ed Martin Ed Martin, VP of Data & Analytics, IKEA

3:00pm - 3:30pm CET
Presentation: Don’t ‘Mesh’ it Up! - How to Effectively Implement a Data Mesh Programme
  • Adapting your existing data architecture with data mesh principles
  • Data mesh & governance: Best practices for achieving federated data governance
3:30pm - 4:20pm CET
Panel Discussion: Harnessing the Full Potential of AI to Boost Operational Efficiency & Customer Services
  • Identifying business cases where AI can add most value
  • How to cost-effectively refine and build on the capabilities of your tools
  • Best practices on measuring the value AI is bringing to your organisation & customers
  • How can you leverage AI to predict future customer trends & prevent foreseeable risks?


Maria Germain, Head of AI Program, SSAB


Anna Baecklund, Head of Data Science, ICA Gruppen

Morten Morten Bunes Gustavsen, Head of Customer Insight & Sales Management, DNB

Janne Liuttu Janne Liuttu, Chief Data Scientist, Ramboll 

Girish Agarwal-1 Girish Agarwal, Chief Digital & Information Officer, Piab

4:20pm - 4:45pm CET
Networking Break
4:45pm - 5:45pm CET
Discussion Group

Discussion Group 1A - Unpicking Potential Opportunities in Analytics to Monetise Data

Discussion Group 1B - The Art of Retaining and Upskilling Your Data & Analytics Team

  • What key features of a data analytics platform can help you generate monetisation opportunities?
  • How to increase your revenue streams by embedding Business Intelligence dashboards 
  • Privacy is key: Finding the balance between data monetisation and protecting consumer privacy


Caroline Fehn, Head of Consumer Data, Analytics, CRM - Europe, Electrolux

Manish Mishra, Head of Products Strategy & Governance, IoT, Ericsson

Thomas Weigle, Chief Product & Data Officer, Dentsu Sweden

Bas Lucieer, Director of Data & ACX, Litebit

Thore Dankert, Senior Director of Data & Analytics, Arbejdsmarkedets
Tillægspension (ATP)

  • Educating your team with diverse training courses to broaden their skillset
  • Providing your team with the ‘tools’ to have greater input in the overall business strategy
  • Enabling your team to flourish in different environments by fostering cross-functional collaboration


Mark Hayton Mark Hayton, Head of Culture & Leadership, Nokia  

Nina Walberg, Head of Data & Insight, Oda

Jaakko Haggren Jaakko Haggren, Head of Marketing
Intelligence & Sales Analytics, Konecranes

Rakesh Rana Rakesh Rana, Head of Data, Haypp Group

 Suna Kinnunen, Head of Data & Analytics, VR Group

5:45pm CET
Networking Drinks & End of Day One
8:50am - 9:00am CET
Chair's Opening Remarks
9:00am - 9:30am CET
Keynote Presentation: Tele2’s Journey on How to Successfully Balance Short-Term Business Needs with Long-term Vision
  • Examining the steps of Tele2’s data transformation phase, key lessons learnt, and how they are equipped for the next steps
  • How can you address existing business challenges, while remaining innovative for future possibilities in the landscape?


Henrik Forsberg Henrik Forsberg, Head of Data & Analytics, Tele2

9:30am - 10:00am CET
Presentation: Employing Data Catalog to Facilitate Data Efficiency, Quality & Accuracy
  • Key considerations when selecting the right data catalog tool for you 
  • Identifying & prioritising business use cases to solve with data catalogs  
  • Automated catalogs: Using machine learning data cataloging to simplify locating and documenting siloed data 
10:00am - 10:45am CET
Panel Discussion: Let’s Get Ethical - How to Ensure Your AI Models are Compliant, Ethical & Bias-Free
  • Evaluating the risks of your AI models & top tips for managing these
  • Best practices for creating a responsible AI governance framework
  • How to eliminate bias by enhancing the ‘explainability’ of your AI models
  • Preparing for the practical implications the EU AI regulations act in 2024 will have for businesses


Filippa Jennersjö, CIO & Chief Digital Officer, OKQ8

ANNA FELLÄNDER Anna Felländer, Founder & President, anch.AI

10:45am - 11:15am CET
Networking Break
11:15am - 11:45am CET
Presentation: Dissecting Volvo Car’s Strategy to Effectively Adopting MLOps
  • How Volvo Cars successfully operationalised ML & the lessons learned along the way
  • What is the model for success in deploying ML with aspects of software engineering?
  • How can your organisation reap the benefits of ML engineering & operations at an enterprise-scale?


Leonard Aukea Leonard Aukea, Head of Machine Learning Engineering & Operations, Volvo Cars

11:45am - 12:15pm CET
Presentation: Grappling with Cloud to Efficiently Store & Manage Your Data
  • How to identify & categorise sensitive data in the cloud to ensure for data confidentiality
  • Top tips on how to manage data across various silos in hybrid cloud environments
  • Building a modern data analytics platform with the use of Cloud
12:15pm - 1:15pm CET
Panel Discussion: Delivering a Superior Customer Experience by Unlocking Valuable Insights with Advanced Analytics
  • How to effectively leverage predictive analytics to gain a 360-degree view of customer expectations
  • Using self-service analytics for quicker decision-making & a unified view of customer data
  • Deploying an automated system to collect, organise and obtain real-time data trends
Anne-Christine Lane, VP of Analytics & Automation, PostNord
Kristine Kyllesbech, VP of Portfolio Management, Strategy & Analytics, GlobalConnect
Ivan Karlovic Ivan Karlovic, Director of Data Analytics & Master Data, Norwegian Air Shuttle 
Jakob Blaavand Jakob Blaavand, Head of Analytics & Insights, Danish Crown
1:15pm - 2:30pm CET
Networking Lunch Invitation Only Roundtable


2:30pm - 3:00pm CET
Presentation: Kongsberg’s Case Study on Driving Change through Digitalisation, in an Industry with an Analogue Mindset
  • How to overcome the challenges of addressing low-bandwidth, non-standardised, high value target assets  
  • Why it is essential to define a value proposition first before harvesting data 
  • Leveraging domain expertise to enhance the value derived from data analytics 
  • How can you create a successful value creation? 


Jan Chirkowski, VP of Analytics & Fleet Operations, Kongsberg 

3:00pm - 3:45pm CET
Panel Discussion: No Data Without Ethics - How to Proactively Navigate the Complexity of Data Ethics
  • Implanting data ethics into the enterprise culture with a data ethics committee board
  • Best practices into how to effectively anonymise large data sets
  • Staying ahead of organisational & technological changes by evolving your data ethics strategy
  • How to manage potential ethical risks in the age of digital transformation


 Geoffrey van IJzendoorn-Joshi, Head of Data Management, Moller Mobility Group & Country CDO Ambassador of Norway

   Kalle Kantola, VP of Foresight & Data Economy, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland 

Kasper Lynge Jacobsen, Director, Head of Data Platforms, Falck

3:45pm - 4:15pm CET
Networking Break
4:15pm - 5:15pm CET
Discussion Group 2A - Preparing Today for Tomorrow: How to Attract & Recruit Future Generation of Data Professionals
  • Ways to stand out, in an ever-changing market, to attract the top talent 
  • What is the modern skillset and expectations required for people beginning their data career?
  • Is AI the silver bullet to reducing unconscious bias in the hiring process? 


Frode Drønen, Chief Data Officer, TV 2

 Diljá Rudolfsdóttir, Director of Software Delivery & Data, Ossur 

Martí Colominas, VP Head of Data & Insight, reMarkable

Pedram Birounvand, Director of Data Management, EQT Group 

5:15pm - 5:25pm CET
Chair’s Closing Remarks & End of Conference