Tuesday, November 7, 8:30 am  - 9:30 am

Cardinal Health

Join Cardinal Health as they share the business and strategic components of leading an information journey, from how to rally the organization to measuring value and success. Mike, Andy, and Talvis will share how trusted data and EIM are strategic enablers in Cardinal Health’s digital journey.

Over the past year, the Cardinal Health team has come to understand that how they operate in the EIM space needs to evolve. With the advancements of Big Data, machine learning, Amazon, Google, and Microsoft in the cloud space, many companies and technologies are facing disruption, and information from the systems that run business — like SAP — are an important part of this story. Add to this the fact that companies are increasingly facing threats (e.g., cyber warfare) from nation-states, where it’s no longer a group of rogue hackers that companies need to protect customers from, but rather another country that has launched an organized assault.

The Cardinal Health team hopes to help other SAP customers understand these trends, as well as help SAP and their vendors understand what is needed from them.


Talvis Love, Senior Vice President eCommerce, Enterprise Architecture & Chief Information Security Officer, Cardinal Health, Inc.

Talvis Love is senior vice president of e -commerce, enterprise architecture, chief information security officer of Cardinal Health, a Fortune 15, global health care services and products company. In this role, Love is responsible for delivering e-commerce, B2B and digital marketing IT services across all of Cardinal Health’s business segments. These services help drive effective partnerships with Cardinal Health’s suppliers and are essential to establishing customer intimacy.

He is also responsible for developing the overall IT strategy and defining the architectural models, governance, and transition initiatives needed to effectively coordinate stakeholders toward a common goal. Enterprise architecture has responsibility for all of the architecture domains, including business, application, information, technology, and security architecture.

Additionally, Love is responsible for developing and supporting security initiatives, security assessment and oversight of all security processes. Love directs the planning and implementation of enterprise IT system security, security assessment, and threat, risk and vulnerability management.

Andy Keller, Vice President, Data and Analytics Pharmaceutical Segment, Cardinal Health, Inc.

Andy’s background includes leadership experience in supply chain and technology roles in the health care, automotive, multi-channel retail, and outsourcing industries.

He is currently vice president of data and analytics for the pharmaceutical segment. His focus is on establishing data and analytics excellence as a foundation for accelerating improvement and performance across the health care value chain. Previously, Andy was vice president of inventory management, where he led the team responsible for service levels and inventory optimization. In this role, he led a transformation based on lean principles, analytics, and collaboration to achieve record levels of service and inventory efficiency.

He earned his undergraduate degree in business from Miami University and his MBA from The Ohio State University.

Mike Alvarez, Director of Information Architecture, Cardinal Health, Inc.

In my current role, my responsibilities include master data management, data architecture, information management, data movement, and analytics across a dynamic Fortune 15 health care company. I partner with our IT, business, and vendor partners to define influential and transformational information strategies to shape innovative and operational investment and execution.

The last several years of my career have focused on leading change and driving IT strategy on an enterprise and international scale across IT and business within financial service and health care segments.

Wednesday, November 8, 8:30 am  - 9:15 am

The Changing Role of the Chief Data Officer

The role of the Chief Data Officer is changing from inward to outward. While governance, compliance and control are still important, the CDO agenda is evolving to be more strategic, transformative and innovative. Data and analytics are critical elements of innovation and digital transformation and CDOs are being asked to deal with new business topics such as open data, data monetization and digital ethics. In this session, learn tips and best practices for successfully navigating this change.


Maria C. Villar, Head of Enterprise Data Transformation, SAP

Maria Villar is Head of Enterprise Data Transformation. In this role, she advises SAP customer’s on the crucial role of data management in the digital transformation ,leveraging our internal best practices, to assist our customer’s implementation

She reports into SAP’s NA Chief Innovation Officer

Maria joined SAP in 2009, following a 15 year career as a respected practitioner, author, trainer and consultant in helping major companies build and execute enterprise strategies in Enterprise Information Management.

Over the last 7 years, she’s built SAP’s internal data management program, reporting to SAP’s COO. SAP’s approach to managing its most critical master data is a successful, business led program with over € 70 Euro benefit since inception.These data management capabilities are foundational to our ability to analyze and predict our operational metrics with the Digital Boardroom and our internal process transformation to become a cloud company powered by S4 Hana.

In addition to the business value realized internally, SAP’s data management program has been recognized externally with 3 industry awards.

She has authored a book“ Managing your Business Data from Chaos to Confidence”. Also, published 2 online classes and numerous articles, most recently “Time to Level Up: The Evolving role of the Chief Data Officer”