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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”

Join a select group of thought leaders from industry and academia to explore how data and people can be effectively combined to enhance organizational change at the 2020 DATA Forum.

Keynote Speaker

Chris Leong, Chief Marketing Officer at Schneider Electric

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.


5:30-6:25 PM EST: Session 1“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 Aguilera, Darla 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: Keynote“Building a Sustainable and Resilient Future”

Chris Leong,
Chief Marketing Officer, Schneider Electric
7:20-8:00 PM EST: Session 2“Women Leaders in Analytics”

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

Moderator: Dean Carla Brodley, Khoury College of Computer Sciences at Northeastern University

About the Data Initiative

This event is hosted by the new Digital, Analytics, Technology, and Automation (DATA) Initiative at Northeastern University's D'Amore-McKim School of Business, a hub of thought leadership committed to researching, developing and sharing new knowledge and approaches for enhancing data-driven and technology-enabled analytics and automation in practice.

This initiative pursues a multidisciplinary, innovative model of integrating cutting-edge research and education across business, communications, computer science, engineering and ethics domains, thus enabling a generation of intellectual leadership in the areas of digital convergence.