Chicago CDAO Community


Join a powerful network of C-level peers

Connect with a local community of like-minded peers who share similar challenges and priorities. Access the collective expertise of CDAOs from diverse experiences, backgrounds and industries. Members of the community come together several times a year to connect with each other, exchange ideas and best practices, and validate strategies and solutions.

Join your local community for exclusive access to:

  • Participate in year-round gatherings both in person and virtually with your local peer group
  • Engage in unparalleled collaboration through in-depth discussions on the most critical and relevant issues
  • Network with like-minded peers facing the same challenges as you
  • Exchange ideas, strategies and solutions validated by peers
  • Gain exclusive access to community insights, including best practices and survey results, to benchmark your organization with others
  • Learn how other leaders approached their challenges by leveraging peer-recommended partners
  • Make new connections through facilitated networking opportunities, including curated 1:1 peer meetings
  • Grow and enhance your career through an exclusive network and mentorship
  • Build lasting relationships and stay connected with peers and colleagues

Chicago CDAO Governing Body

A regional Governing Body leads the Chicago CDAO community, shaping the topics and agendas for your local programs and ensuring that all content is driven by CDAOs, for CDAOs.


Kristina Chambers

Chief Data & Analytics Officer

Shamsa Jafri

Wells Fargo
Analytics Executive, Head of Channel Marketing Science

Scott Kaufman

Baker Tilly
Chief Analytics and Data Officer

Madhav Madaboosi

Head of Digital Transformation, Future Midstream & Strategy

Prasannal Nithyanandam

Volkswagen Group of America
Head of Data and Advanced Analytics

Nalini Polavarapu

Bayer Corporation
Vice President - Enterprise Analytics and Data Science

Sid Raina

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Health Care Management Technology Delivery Leader

Vijay Rajandram

Northern Trust Asset Management
Chief Data Officer


Naveed Asem

Head of Data & Analytics

Andy Ashta

Head of Enterprise Data Modeling and Engineering

Michael Baker

Chamberlain Group
VP, Advanced Analytics

Mary Basani

Rotary International
Director of Digital Product Delivery & Analytics

Wendy Batchelder

SVP, Chief Data Officer, Global Data Governance

Abhijit Bhatwadekar

Head of Data & Analytics

Kalyani Boddupalli

Director, Digital Services and Analytics

Alexis Bonacci

Worldpay, from FIS
Global Head of Data Governance and Information Architecture

James Boudreault, CFA

CME Group
Global Head of Data Science

Ashley Brinegar

PCC Precision Castparts Corp.
Chief Data Officer

Shailaja Chathurvedula

Director Data, Analytics and Digital Innovation

Vishal Chawla

Kemper Corporation
Enterprise Data Leader

Madhava Chundru

Synchrony Financial
VP, Senior Product Engineering Leader

Peter Chung

Wolters Kluwer
Director Business Intelligence

Spencer Collins

NorthShore – Edward-Elmhurst Health
AVP Health Information Technology

Brett Collins

Director Data Science

Farouk Ferchichi

Group President, Envestnet Data and Analytics

Don Fleschut

Chief Data Officer

Mani Gunasekaran

KeHE Distributors
VP of Product Engineering

John Hassman

Analytics Leader

David Hirschfeld

Chief Data Officer

Rajeeve Kaul

Corp Vice President- Global Pricing Officer

Matthew Kelly

Northern Trust
SVP, Digital & Automation

Jawad Khan

Tufts Medical Center
Chief Data & Analytics Officer

Vikas Khanna

Options Clearing Corporation
Head of Data

Chad Konchak

NorthShore – Edward-Elmhurst Health
Assistant Vice President, Clinical Analytics

Laté Lawson

Senior Director, Customer Information Design & Operations

Patrick Leonard

Global BI, Data & Analytics

Yuan Luo

Northwestern University
Chief AI Officer

Sean MacCarthy

Camping World
VP of Analytics

Bhavna Mehta

Cincinnati Children's
Assistant Vice President, Data and Analytics

Kushal Pasari

Global Head of AI/ML & Platforms Engineering

Omkar Patel

Zurich North America
Vice President, Data Analytics Engineering & Platforms

Amit Patil

Amazon Web Services
Head, NA Retail GTM

Mohan Putcha

Aon Corporation US
Global Vice President – Digital Transformation, Architecture & Product Strategy

Charles Qian

Cengage Group
Vice President, GTS Enterprise Architecture

Karthik Raja

SVP-Analytics, Chief Data Science Officer

Anand Ramakrishnan

Rotary International
Director - Enterprise Architecture & Data Engineering

Daniel Reaume

Chief Analytics & AI Director

PC Reddy

CNH Industrial America
Head of Global Data and Analytics

Tim Riddle

Senior Director, Enterprise Analytics

Kevin Salzmann

NXT Capital, LLC
Senior Director, Business Analytics

Dave Sawdey

Avison Young
Principal, Global Leader of Portfolio Analytics and Business Intelligence

Vikrant Saxena

Global Atlantic Financial Group
SVP, Analytics Officer

Olga Selina

VP of IT Data Platforms, AI and Global Functions

Winthrop Short

CIO - Evernorth Accountable Care

Molly Shutt

Managing Director, Head of Data Management

Chad Stallings

Merieux NutriSciences
Global CIO, CDO

Tim Suther

Senior Vice President, Applied Intelligence Solutions

Bryan Tabiadon

Vice President, Data & Analytics

Atif Usman

Zimmer Biomet
Global Data, Analytics, and Data Science Director

Dr. Bhatt Vadlamani

Jackson Lewis
EVP Chief Digital Officer

Danielle Voyles

Vice President, Digital & Data Transformation

Jimmy Yang

Chief Risk Analytics and Infrastructure Officer

Join your peers to discuss the most critical issues impacting CDAOs today.

  1. Revising D&A strategy with a focus on generative AI
  2. Enabling a culture of data fluency through psychological safety
  3. Modernizing data governance with evolving business objectives

Upcoming Programs


December 13, 2023 | 1 day

Chicago CDAO Executive Summit

Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

Walk away from this peer-led program with new connections and with actionable insights.

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March 21, 2024 | an evening

Chicago CDAO Inner Circle

Prime & Provisions

A gathering with peers to discuss timely topics over dinner in a private setting.

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October 17, 2024 | 1 day

Chicago CDAO Executive Summit

Convene at 233 South Wacker Drive (Willis Tower)

Walk away from this peer-led program with new connections and with actionable insights.

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