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Chief Data Officer Forum

Lansdowne Resort and Spa, Leesburg, VA

September 10–12, 2023


Overcoming Misconceptions about Data MeshThe 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.

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Advisory Board:

  • Sami Ahmed (OMERS), Senior Vice President, Data, Analytics, Architecture and Engineering
  • Dora Boussias (Stryker), Transformational Leader, Data Strategy & Architecture
  • Milena Gacheva (American Express), Director, Global Operational Risk and Oversight
  • Devshree Golecha (Texas Dow Employees Credit Union), Vice President, Data
  • J.D. Elliott (Silicon Valley Bank), Head of Data Programs & Operations
  • Moin Haque (Warner Music Group), Chief Data Officer
  • Christine Keung (On Technology and Innovation City of San José), Chief Data Officer
  • John Lawrence (ITT), Executive Director, Talent/Human Capital Analytics
  • Rachel Levanger (Fidelity National Financial), Vice President, Director of Data Science
  • Brad Lipic (Reinsurance Group of America), Vice President, Head of Global Data Strategy
  • Shahidul Mannan (Bon Secours Mercy Health),  Chief Data Officer
  • Anurag Minocha (Webster Bank),  Senior Managing Director – Head of Regulatory and M&A Data Strategy
  • Brian Richardi (Stryker),  Head of Finance Data Science
  • Patrick Terry (BOK Financial), Senior Vice President, Chief Data Officer
  • 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:

  • CDO Boardroom – The State of the Industry
  • Key Steps to an Improved Enterprise Data Strategy
  • KnowledgeBridge™: CDO Guide to Data Observability
  • KnowledgeBridge™:Overcoming Misconceptions about Data Mesh
  • Value vs. Overhead – Operationalizing Data to Service the Organization
  • Data Management on the Defense: Risk Mitigation and Compliance
  • KnowledgeBridge™: Data Privacy FAQs
  • KnowledgeBridge™: ESG Regulation, Standards, and Reporting Frameworks
  • Improving the Return on Value with Clean Data
  • KnowledgeBridge™: Building an Effective Data & Analytics Roadmap
  • KnowledgeBridge™: Data Democratization – Making Information Assets Consumable
  • NextGen MDM: Mastering Data with Modern Technologies
  • KnowledgeBridge™: Creating a Connected Data Ecosystem
  • Change Management at Data-Driven Organizations

Rotating Roundtable Discussions:

  • Embedded Governance
  • Machine Learning: Build vs. Buy
  • Data Culture and Data Enablement
  • Best Practices for Data Hygiene
  • Effective Data Storytelling: Frameworks and Practical Tips
  • Leveraging AI/ML to Drive Improvements in Data Quality
  • Keeping Up with the New Rules of Data Privacy
  • Centralized vs Decentralized Systems

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Critical Voices, Exceptional Dialogue

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

Haroon Abbu

Vice President, Digital, Data, and Analytics

Bell & Howell

Dora Boussias

Transformational Leader, Data Strategy & Architecture


Gaurav Jindal

Head of Data Engineering & Data Science


Shahidul Mannan

Chief Data Officer

Bon Secours Mercy Health

Richard Patterson

Chief Data Officer

Defense Security Cooperation Agency

Brian Sikora

Chief Analytics Officer


Pawan Verma

Chief Data Officer

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China

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