FIMA US 2020

May 04 - 06, 2020

The Sheraton, Boston MA

Christine Pfeil, Director, Data Science Development Program at MassMutual Financial Group
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Christine Pfeil


Director, Data Science Development Program
MassMutual Financial Group

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Day Two: Ensuring Data is Fit For Purpose and Protected

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020


2:30 PM Talking Talent | Developing and Retaining Talent to Support an Offensive Data Organization

The demand for data talent is at an all-time high, but supply is very low. The industry is competing with Google, Facebook and other high tech companies where data professionals have more creative freedom. How do you further develop the talent you have to deliver on your data strategy? How can you pull talent from other parts of the business and groom data scientists to meet the increased demand for data? This boardroom style session will be driven by discussion. Participants will be asked to come prepared with both questions AND at least 1 success story/proven tactic that has benefited your business in the areas of talent development, training and retention. 

  • Talent development and training best practices, treating people as your first asset
  • Identifying the new skillsets needed to support the data organization to focus on training opportunities that will fill the gaps
  • Retention best practices, knowing what keeps talent motivated in the long-term
  • Work with HR to develop a retention program

Day Three: The Future of Data Management

Wednesday, May 6th, 2020


12:00 PM Panel Discussion and Live Polling: Partnering With Academia To Build a Talent Pipeline to Deliver on Future Goals

When it comes to the technological demands of offensive data management, including automation and self-service, data organizations are challenged to elevate the technical expertise of their departments, From San Francisco to Wilmington, the industry is battling a talent war as firms build up the technological expertise required for offensive data management. Where is the next generation of engineers and talent coming from? What are they learning? How can you partner with academic institutions? Panelists will shed light on top academic programs, curricula and more to help you be more competitive in securing top talent:

  • Understand the top institutions, curriculums and degrees available
  • How to partner with academic institutions, including designing curricula to meet the needs of your business
  • Knowing which skills you should be looking for when ideal past skillsets may no longer be relevant