Keynote Outline

Although provocative, it’s true. Data is only valuable when you use it. Yet many companies still struggle to do that effectively. Data remains siloed across business units. Data teams focus on securing and protecting data. That’s good. However, data must also be discoverable and accessible to enable innovation and deliver business value. Learn how to break free of these data barriers to accelerate informed business decisions, innovate with fresh data-driven insights, and monetize data for new revenue streams.

Key Takeaways

  • Explore the opportunities to create value from data
  • Understand the persistent challenges in delivering value from data 
  • Discover elements of a data strategy designed to support business goals
  • Learn how to modernize your data architecture for better access, performance and governance


Speaker Bio

Jennifer Belissent, PhD – Principal Data Strategist | Snowflake, Inc.

Jennifer Belissent recently joined Snowflake as Principal Data Strategist. Jennifer spent the past 12 years at Forrester Research as an internationally recognized expert in data leadership and literacy; best practices in building CoEs; data sharing and the data economy; and data-for-good. Jennifer is widely published and a frequent speaker at business, academic and government events.  At Snowflake, Jennifer helps develop Data Cloud strategies to facilitate data access and increase its business value.  Previously, Jennifer held management positions in the Silicon Valley, designed urban policy programs and advised governments in Eastern Europe and Russia, and taught math as a Peace Corps volunteer in Central Africa. Jennifer earned a Ph.D. and an M.A. in political science from Stanford University and a B.A. in econometrics from the University of Virginia. She currently lives in the French Alps, and is an alpine enthusiast and intrepid world traveler.

October 15 @ 09:25
09:25 — 09:45 (20′)

Day 2 | P1 | Keynotes/Opening and Closing Stage

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