On May 25-27, 2016, over 150 Chief Analytics Officers and senior analytics leaders met in San Francisco for top-level discussions; dissecting the role of the CAO, exploring innovative case studies and addressing mutual cross-industry challenges. We heard from an expert speaker line up including companies such as State Street, Caesars Entertainment, Ford, P&G and others and learnt about the ways in which they are transforming their business through analytics.
We took an in-depth look at the Chief Analytics Officer role in our Analytics Leadership Pre-Conference Focus Day and learnt about the journey to becoming a Chief Analytics Officer – what is the typical career path, what skills do you need and once you are there, how do you establish yourself as a key member of the c-suite and prove your worth? We heard from established Chief Analytics Officers about their roles, responsibilities, how they are working with internal stakeholders and the ways in which they are demonstrating value for their business. We also examined innovative strategies for bridging the data and analytics skills gap in your organization.
The CAO Forum West Coast is set to return in 2017, bigger and better as we follow the adoption curve of the Chief Analytics Officer role whilst still delivering the unique interactive format. Whilst the dates for next years forum are not confirmed, please take a look at the 2016 conference agenda or at the other Chief Analytics Officer conferences in the series, taking place in New York, London & Toronto.