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Chief Data Officer Forum

Four Seasons Hotel New Orleans, LA

September 21–23, 2022


The unbridled proliferation of data presents modern businesses with their greatest opportunities and most formidable risks.

The Chief Data Officer is at once the defender of a company’s critical assets and champion of the evolution of the business toward greater sophistication. This role will require more focus, skill, and innovation in the coming years than ever before.

Advisory Board:

  • Sami Ahmed (OMERS), Senior Vice President, Data, Analytics, Architecture and Engineering
  • Dora Boussias (Stryker), Transformational Leader, Data Strategy & Architecture
  • Devshree Golecha (Credit Union), Vice President, Data Texas Dow Employees
  • J.D. Elliott (Silicon Valley Bank), Managing Director, Enterprise Data Management 
  • Moin Haque (Warner Music Group), Chief Data Officer
  • Christine Keung (On Technology and Innovation City of San José), Chief Data Officer, Mayor’s Office
  • Rachel Levanger (Fidelity National Financial), Vice President, Director of Data Science
  • Brad Lipic (Reinsurance Group of America), Vice President, Head of Global Data Strategy
  • Thomas Quinlan (Apple Bank), First Vice President – Head of Data Governance and Data Quality
  • Brian Richardi (Stryker),  Head of Finance Data Science
  • Patrick Terry (BOK Financial), Senior Vice President , Chief Data Officer
  • Meena Thanikachalam (Ally Financial Inc.), Head of Data Solutions & Analytics
  • Pawan Verma (Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Ltd.),  Chief Data Officer – DMO Head
  • Wendy Zhang (CSL Behring), Senior Director, Head of Data and Analytics Delivery
  • Zach Zukowski (EJF Capital LLC), Chief Data Officer

Topics for discussion include:

  • Driving Business Value as a CDO
  • Embracing the Future of Data Governance and Compliance for Your Organization
  • The Power of Data Modeling and Predictive Forecasting
  • Data Stewardship: How Responsible Data Practices Drive Top Line Growth
  • Measuring the Impact of Your Information Assets
  • Data as a Product
  • Data Fabric 101
  • Overcoming the Challenge of Bad Data
  • Business Intelligence and Data-Driven Revenue Generation
  • The Data Office as the C.o.R.E (Center of Responsible Enablement) for Digital Transformation & Innovation
  • Overcoming the Challenge of Bad Data
  • Safety Net: Best Practices in Incident Detection and Correlation
  • A Streamlined Path to Data Analytics Maturity
  • The Negotiating Table: Aligning Your Teams Around Data
  • How to Not Speak Like a Geek
  • Leading by Example: How to Drive Transformation in Your Organization and Be Authentic about It?

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Critical Voices, Exceptional Dialogue

Hear from and interact with some of the most influential voices in this space.

Srinivas Avasarala

Vice President of Product Management


Michelle Bellamy

Lead Data Officer SUEZ Water

Technologies & Solutions

CK Bhatia

VP, Chief Data Officer

Farm Credit Mid-America

Greg Brandenburg

Vice President for Technology and Chief Information Officer

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

Lauren Bui

Head Of Data Management, Vice President

Castlight Health

Matthew Busbee

Chief Data Officer

Pan-American Life Insurance Group

Anthony Deighton

Chief Product Officer


Bobby Dhungana

Director of Enterprise Data Science


Brian Erickson

Chief Data Officer

U.S. Coast Guard

Stephen Espy

Chief Data Officer

Tennessee Department of Health

Susan Etlinger

Director, Data and AI Storytelling, Microsoft Senior Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation


Ted Furlong

Chief Data Scientist

Baker Hughes

Ijeoma Genevieve Mbamalu

Chief Technology and Data Officer

Bottom Line

Sriram Gosala

Master Data Platform Lead

Western Union

Milena Gacheva

Director, Global Operational Risk and Oversight

American Express

Steve Horne

Chief Data Officer


Wayne Huang

Head of Data Science

Pacific Life

Thomas Hughes

Vice President - Enterprise Data and Information Management

Navy Federal Credit Union

Vid Jain

Founder and CEO


Jonathan Joseph

Chief Marketing Officer


Vivek Joshi


Sravan Kasarla

Chief Data Officer


Christine Keung

Chief Data Officer

City of San José

Rina Khanna

Technical Director, Bank Data Enablement, Machine Learning and Automation


Priya Krishnan

Director Product Management, Data Governance, Data Privacy, Data Science


John Lawrence

Executive Director, Talent/Human Capital Analytics


Nate Lee

Director, Data Management and Governance

Workday, Inc.

Brad Lipic

Vice President, Head of Global Data Strategy

Reinsurance Group of America

Shahidul Mannan

Chief Data Officer

Bon Secours Mercy Health

Alex Mendoza

IT Senior Director - Data and Analytics

Chobani LLC

Benjamin Perryman

Vice President, Data Science Operations


Brian Richardi

Head of Finance Data Science


Pronoy Roy

Practice Lead - FSI Alliances


Colleen Saunders-Chukwu

AVP, Data Sciences and Analytics

Nationwide Insurance

Murali Shesham

Chief Data Strategy Officer

Credit Union ONE

Jamie Shover

Director, Data and Analytics

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Patrick Terry

Senior Vice President , Chief Data Officer

BOK Financial

Vivek Vaidya

Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer


Pawan Verma

Chief Data Officer

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China

Tara Watford

Chief Data Officer

The Bail Project

Scott Zinn

Vice President, Enterprise Data Governance

American Express

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