The 2020 DATA Forum

Join thought leaders to explore how data and people can be effectively combined to enhance organizational change.

November 16th, 2020
5:30 PM EST – 8:00 PM

Presented by The DATA Initiative in partnership with

“Schneider Electric’s purpose is to empower all to make the most of our energy and resources, bridging progress and sustainability for all. At Schneider, we call this Life Is On.”

Theme: Building a Sustainable and Resilient Future

Keynote Speaker

Chris Leong

Chief Marketing Officer
Schneider Electric

Chris Leong started with Schneider Electric in January 2012 and in 2015, Chris was appointed as Chief Marketing Officer, responsible for making marketing a competitive advantage for the company – building a strong brand and leveraging digital to increase awareness and drive growth.

Previously, Chris led Nokia Greater China, Korea & Japan region and held various senior management roles in marketing communications firms – WPP agencies Bates Asia (Hong Kong), Ogilvy Europe (London, UK), Grey Global Group (Singapore and Malaysia). 

Chris is extremely passionate about giving back, regularly working with charity groups. She speaks four languages: English, Mandarin, Cantonese and Malay, is married with two children and based in Hong Kong.


Session 1

5:30-6:25 PM EST

“What AI does for you, what do you do for AI?”

Robert Bernard
Director of Artificial Intelligence, PwC
Tami Frankenfield
Managing Director, Data, Analytics and Cognitive, Deloitte
Jim Rowan
Principal, Analytics and Cognitive, Deloitte
Cyril Perducat
Executive Vice-President IoT & Digital Offers, Schneider Electric

Moderator: Professor Ruth AguileraDarla and Frederick Brodsky Trustee Professor in Global Business and Corporate Governance, D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University


6:30-7:15 PM EST

“Building a Sustainable and Resilient Future”

Chris Leong
Chief Marketing Officer, Schneider Electric

Session 2

7:20-8:00 PM EST

“Women Leaders in Analytics”

Chris Leong
Chief Marketing Officer, Schneider Electric 
Jit Kee Chin
Chief Data and Innovation OfficerSuffolk Construction

Moderator: Dean Carla BrodleyKhoury College of Computer Sciences at Northeastern University