Southern California 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

Southern California CDAO Governing Body

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

Governing Body Co-Chairs

Meetali Agarwal

VP, Head of Data

Mike Burkes

Ultra Mobile
SVP, Enterprise Information Management (CDO)

Prachi Priya

Team One
Chief Data Officer

Matt Smith

Microsoft Corporation
Chief Data Officer - West Enterprise Operating Unit

Governing Body Members

Stephen Alford

Worldwide Environmental

Phil Bangayan

Principal Data Scientist

Richard Battersby

SVP Data, Analytics & Strategy

Kathi Chandler-Payatt

MGM Studios
Sales Strategy & Content Insights Executive

Chuck Chekuri


Subash D'Souza

California State University
Director, Cloud Data Engineering

Hovannes Daniels

Kaiser Permanente
SVP, Data & Analytics IT

Ibrahim Debbagh

SVP, Head of Data Analytics and Intelligence Engineering

Brian Docili

VP, Business Applications & Innovation

Stephan Erberich

Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Chief Data Officer

Michael Fein

The Trade Desk
VP, Global Marketing Strategy & Operations

Hans Ghekiere

Yamaha Motor Corporation
Head of Data Management

Abhijeet Gulati

Mitchell International
Head of AI, Sr Director of AI & ML Engineering, Smart Solutions

Martin Hosseini

Bristol-Myers Squibb
Enterprise Analytics, Head of Data Quality & Data Issue Management

Yogesh Joshi

SVP Global Data and Analytics

Brian Kleber

Hiscox North America
US Head of Data

Seongjoon Koo

Western Governors University
Head of College Analytics

Abhijeet Kumar

Head, Marketing Analytics

Yiqun (Helen) Li

Eli Lilly and Company
Sr. Director of Digital Transformation

James Lin

Head of AI/ML Innovation

Stephanie Madison

University of California
Chief Quality, Data Analytics, Performance Management, Knowledge Management & PMO Officer

Rajeev Mehrotra

Western Dental
VP of Business Systems, Engineering, Analytics, & Big Data

Shahin Mohammadkhani

United Talent Agency
VP, Engineering & Artificial Intelligence

Manzoor Mohideen

Pacific Life Insurance
AVP, Data Strategy, Architecture & Governance

Carey Moretti

VP, Enterprise Data & Analytics

Sreeram Potukuchi

Republic Services
Director, Head of Enterprise Data

Usman Quddoos


Sarath Ramaswami

American Homes 4 Rent
Senior Vice President, Data

Ghada Richani

Bank of America
Managing Director, Data & Technology Strategy and Project Management Office

Purvi Savera

Banc of California
SVP, Data Governance Officer

Max Trichet

Capital Group
Head of NAD Data Management & Governance

Zeena Wright

Chipotle Mexican Grill
Global Data Governance & Management

Bruce Yen

VP, Retail Applications

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

  1. Foster a Strong Data and Analytics Function Through Leadership and Influence
  2. Restructuring Data Strategy and Governance to Responsibly Deploy Generative AI
  3. Enhance Data Literacy Across the Organization to Drive Business Value

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