New York CDAO Community


Join a powerful network of 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 experiences, and validate strategies and solutions.

Join your local community for exclusive access to:


Participate in year-round gatherings with your local peer group featuring unparalleled opportunities for collaboration, in-depth discussions and networking.


Exchange peer-validated strategies, solutions and partners, and access exclusive community insights to learn how other CDAOs approach similar challenges.


Make new connections, enhance your career through an exclusive network, and build lasting relationships with peers.

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

  1. Structuring Data Governance to Improve the Digital Enterprise
  2. Fostering a Culture of Data Literacy and Analytics-Based Decision Making
  3. Data Sharing — Driving Business Value Through Access & Collaboration

New York CDAO Governing Body

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


Andrew Foster

M&T Bank
Chief Data Officer

Eric Hirschhorn

BNY Mellon
Chief Data Officer

Jodi Morton

Global and U.S. Chief Data Officer

John Nicastro

Major League Soccer
Chief Data Officer

Gaurav Shah

Global Head of Data & Analytics for Consumer Healthcare

Vikram Somaya

Chief Data & Analytics Officer

JoAnn Stonier

Chief Data Officer

Kendell Timmers

New York Times
SVP, Head of Data and Insights Group

Pawan Verma

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
Chief Data Officer


Ajaz Akhtar

Utica National Insurance Group
VP, CDAO & Head of Claims IT

Elena Alikhachkina, PhD

University of Arkansas at Little Rock
CDO, Digital & Data Analytics Executive

Linda Avery

Chief Data & Analytics Officer

Bala Ayyar

Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking
Chief Data Officer, SG Americas

John Baker

Merck & Co.
Executive Director, Manufacturing Data and Analytics

Ashish Bhatnagar

Bank of America
Data Technology Executive

Dora Boussias

Senior Director, Data Strategy & Architecture

Krishna Cheriath

VP, Head of Digital, Data and Analytics

Ceci Dones

Moet Hennessy USA
Head, Data Sciences

CG Garikapati

Mars Petcare
Head of Data & Analytics, NA

Alex Golbin

Chief Data Officer

Oliver Gomes

Fox Corporation
VP, Analytics & Strategy

Janos Hajagos

Stony Brook Medicine
Chief of Data Analytics

Moin Haque

International Flavors & Fragrances
Head, Enterprise Data & Analytics

Glenn Hofmann

New York Life
Chief Analytics Officer

Tembi Hommes

Arup Group Limited
Global Chief Data Officer

Adam Houhoulis

Federal Home Loan Bank of New York
VP & Director, Data Management Office

Alexander Izaguirre

Weill Cornell Medical College
Chief Data Officer

Remzil Jacob

Chief Data Officer

Kurt Kendall

Heuro Health

Michael Koehler

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Chief Architecture & Data Officer

Arron Lamp

Everest Re Group
SVP, Deputy CIO

Xingchu Liu

Chief Commercial Analytics Officer

Patrick Meagher

Guardian Life Insurance
Head of Data, AI and Automation Technology

Dan Merzlyak

BlackRock Inc
Director, Head of Aladdin Data Migration and BI

Anurag Minocha

Webster Bank
Head of Regulatory and M&A Data Strategy

Abhishek Mittal

Wolters Kluwer
Global Head, Data, Operational Excellence, Governance, Risk & Compliance

Michael Moran

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
VP, Digital Program Management, Technology Division

Jacklyn Osborne

Bank of America
Managing Director, Data Quality Control, Risk and Finance

Kyle Pudenz

SVP, Enterprise Data & Analytics

Tom Quinlan

Apple Bank
First Vice President, Head of Data Governance

Nate Rackiewicz

Reset Digital
Chief Data Officer

Vinay Rao

General Mills
Data, AI Executive Leader

Sol Rashidi

The Estee Lauder Companies
SVP, Chief Analytics Officer

Brian Richardi

Head of Finance Data Science

Alex Rosenthal

Global Data Management

Diana Schildhouse

Chief Analytics & Insights Officer

Krishna Shah

International Flavors & Fragrances
VP Digital CoE

Joay Singhal

VP, Client Data Science

Joe Vellaiparambil

Equitable Financial
Chief Data and Analytics Officer

Vijay Venkatesan

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
VP, Chief Analytics Officer

Sean Yazdi

GAF Materials / Building Materials
VP, Data Management and Analytics

Jim Young

Global Chief Data Officer

Risë Zaiser

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
US Chief Data Officer

Wendy Zhang

CSL Behring
Global Head of Data Analytics

Upcoming Programs


June 29, 2023 | 1 hour

New York CDAO Town Hall

Data and AI – Driving Value for Your Organization

An interactive, peer-led discussion on current topics and priorities.

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August 30, 2023 | 1 hour

New York CDAO Town Hall

New York CDAO Town Hall

An interactive, peer-led discussion on current topics and priorities.

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September 21, 2023 | an evening

New York CDAO Inner Circle


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

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November 29, 2023 | 1 day

New York CDAO Executive Summit

etc.venues at 360 Madison Avenue

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

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