May 14, 2019 | The Whitley Atlanta Buckhead | Atlanta, GA

WHY ATTEND?

As the variety, velocity and veracity of data continues to grow and transform, data science leaders are being forced to not only rise up and help their teams be more agile and creative than ever before, but also to ensure everyone within the organization has the access and understanding needed to turn insights into action and to find the perfect balance between quantitative and qualitative data. Fearless in Data will bring together a majority female speaker faculty and audience to highlight the value that comes from inclusive data leadership representing a broad range of perspectives. This event will bring together the top data science and analytics leaders who are digging into the data goldmine to share their ideas for advancing data science skills, strategies for effective collaboration between teams with opposing goals, and their visions for the future of data science leadership.

Innovative Discussions & Actionable Insights

Packed with interactive discussions and in-depth keynotes, pick the brains of the brightest data and analytics innovators and learn how you can adopt a disruptive mindset to progress your career.

Insightful Case Studies

Every influencer had a journey with obstacles to overcome. This summit intends to showcase those who have paved the way to greatness with untold stories and secrets to their success.

Unrivaled Networking Opportunities

Connect with and learn about the latest challenges and strategies in data science from senior executives and fellow industry enthusiasts. We build in plenty of networking time so you can build the business relationships that are key to success.

WHAT DOES A FEARLESS EVENT LOOK LIKE?

Our Fearless events are designed to bring together a majority female speaker faculty and audience to tackle the questions about diversity and women in leadership in some of the most challenging industries. Attendees of our Fearless events leave with hands-on strategies for advancing their respective industry and collaborating effectively within that space.

Take a peek at our audience breakdown of Fearless in FinTech!

Attendee Titles

  • C-Suite, President, Founder
  • Executive, Director, Head
  • Manager
  • Other

Primary Industry

  • Financial Services
  • Computer Software & IT Services
  • Banking
  • Insurance
  • Legal Services
  • Higher Education
  • Other

AGENDA

Click on a session to read the synopsis.

Registration & Networking Breakfast

60min

Chairperson Opening Remarks

15min

Opening Keynote: Change Management: Infusing Data Science into Decisions and Products

In the midst of the Artificially Intelligent future, leaders must learn to embrace these new technologies and adapt in order to drive performance and gain a competitive edge. The role of leadership in data science has become that of a change agent that must help to drive and lead collaboration and connection across emerging technologies and to bridge people and processes with technological advancements available to us in the marketplace.  Learn how to pivot the organization towards data-driven change, drive capabilities within the business and identify applicable use-cases for your journey.

30min

Data Science Solution Spotlight

What can you learn in 15 minutes? Two speakers will attempt to dissect persistently recurring data science topics via intensive fifteen-minute presentations that will leave you ignited with interest and ready to keep the conversations going well right through the break.

30min

Culture Shift Conversation #1: Introducing Structure to Data Science Processes

Data scientists are inherently curious with a proclivity for thought-provoking, fact-based insights. However, insights alone cannot drive a proposed plan of action that will maximize profits. Failing to provide a clear understanding of how the results of their data mining will be applied in a business context leads to a myriad of casualties across the business. Discover best practices from industry leaders for changing the traditional team structures to bring business and data together and teaching data scientists to focus their efforts on the end goal.

40min

Morning Networking Break

30min

Language Immersion Workshop: Applying Strategy to Tactics

True value for the business is created when they can make effective decisions that are based on a strong understanding of the facts. The term data science itself holds different definitions depending on who you ask, so when it comes to explaining the various components of data science that impact the business, there needs to be a consensus on the meaning and how it can be translated to the business. Learn how to convey data science with a clear purpose for the business.

40min

Luncheon

60min

Case Study: Integrating Empathy into Algorithms: Qualitative > Quantitative

Simple algorithms capture data in the form of numbers, leaving a crucial element of the questions out: why? In this session, hear which attributes contribute to deeper understanding of sentiment, how to level up your algorithms to define these parameters, and convey the insights to the strategic business.

30min

Fearless Thinking Workshop: Bringing Creativity & Eloquence into the Boardroom

The key to being a voice for change in the boardroom is to have a mindset that goes beyond traditional ways of thinking and out-maneuvers the competition. In this interactive discussion, leveraging the brightest minds of fearless and innovative data science leaders, discover how and where you can adopt a fearless mindset to progress your career as soon as you leave the conference.

40min

Culture Shift Conversation #2: Recruiting, Fostering & Retaining Data Scientists with Diverse Backgrounds and Unprecedented Ideas

The potential of data science applications continues to grow as does the struggle to make create value from the opportunity. The largest inhibitor to agile and creative applications of data science is a shortage of both creative and loyal data scientists necessary for implementation. Going forward, it is critical to develop the necessary skills and identify new and diverse candidates to promote as potential data science leaders. In this session hear best practices and use cases for advancing skills for recruiting unforeseen talent.

40min

Afternoon Networking Break

35min

Case Study: Leveraging Global Teams for to Drive Efficiency & Scalability

Data science teams across the world are proving what’s possible more and more every day. Strategic leaders that are integrating those diverse skill-sets to scale growth are also optimizing time to discover new opportunities for innovation. In this session, understand the outline for leading this change.

30min

Case Studies in Data Science Entrepreneurship

To get ahead in today’s fast-moving ecosystem of data, leaders need to be ahead of the game and ready for the next wave of disruption. Supplemented by two 15-minute case studies, and a Q&A, learn how these innovative leaders are preparing for the unknown, adapting to compete, building influence and gaining resources to execute their strategic vision.

30min

Closing Keynote: Solving the Monetization and Trust Paradox

In a world of big data and increasing sources of information, data scientists have access to very personal information about their customers. This information allows businesses to achieve a better view of the customer, make more personalized recommendations, and enhance the overall experience with their services. While the benefits of this information have a tremendous impact on business capabilities, it poses ethical questions. How do we know when we’ve crossed the line of privacy for the customers? To what extent can this degree of information really be justified? How do we interpret the law when the landscape of technology and data sources is always evolving?

30min

Closing Remarks

15min

Happy Hour

60min

SPEAKERS & ADVISORS

More 2019 Speakers are coming soon – check back regularly!

Linda Apsley
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Linda Apsley

Vice President, Data Engineering

Capital One

Meta S Brown
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Meta S Brown

Author

Data Mining for Dummies & Forbes

Christine Hurtubise
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Christine Hurtubise

Vice President, Data Science

Stash Invest

Titania Jordan
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Titania Jordan

Chief Marketing Officer

Bark

Carey Kolaja
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Carey Kolaja

Chief Product Officer

Citi FinTech

Xenia Lane
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Xenia Lane

Senior Vice President, Omnichannel Analytics

SunTrust

Angela Marano
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Angela Marano

Senior Director, Corporate Strategy, Data Science & Continuous Improvement

Southwest Airlines

Della Shea
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Della Shea

Chief Privacy Officer & Vice President, Data Governance

Symcor

Now Accepting Speaking Proposals for Fearless in Data!

If you are a thought leader in the data science or analytics space who can contribute meaningful and insightful content, or if you have a novel topic idea, we would love to hear from you!

Send an email to info@momentumevents.com for more info.

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VENUE

The Whitley, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Atlanta Buckhead

3434 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 237-2700

2019 SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Sponsorship is a great way to enhance your brand’s visibility and help you connect with top-level decision-makers, innovators, and industry disruptors. There are a number of ways to maximize branding opportunities at the summit.

To learn about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Lauren Arcady at laurena@momentumevents.com.