Atlanta CDO Community

Gain powerful new perspectives

Join fellow CDOs in the Atlanta community to solve critical leadership challenges through the collective experiences and expertise of the network.

Invaluable network

Build a strong professional network where you live and work. Access the collective expertise of your true peers all in one place. Make new connections and catch up with old friends.

Peer collaboration

Gain new perspectives from peers who understand your most critical priorities and are facing the same challenges -- generate ideas, share real-life experiences and get forward-looking guidance and insights.

Actionable insights

Exchange best practices, validate strategies and walk away with practical insights that are immediately actionable.

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

  1. Embedding D&A in business strategy and results
  2. Reengineering decision-making across the business
  3. Scaling a data-first culture

Atlanta CDO Governing Body

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


James Bolles

Southern Company
Director, Enterprise Solutions COEs

Snorwlor “Sno” Bropleh

Habitat For Humanity International
Global Director for Operations - Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter

Steve Einbender

The Home Depot
Senior Data Scientist, Network Security Analytics

Vijay Gandapodi

Reynolds American
Head of IT - Data, Reporting, Analytics

Diwakar Goel

BlackRock Inc
Global Head of Data Platform and Solutions

Rajeev Kapur

Kimberly-Clark Corporation
VP Commercial Transformation

Sesha Madapoosi

Exec Director, Data & Analytics Products

Karthikeyan Ramasamy

Advanced Analytics and Strategy Leader (Vice President - AI Product Development & Strategy)

Kenneth Viciana

Director Information Risk Management


Jeff Afonso

SVP, Global Data Management

Gregory Brown

Vice President of the Global Advanced Technology Group

Ningyu Chen

Inspire Brands
Vice President of Architecture, Innovation, and Digital Transformation

Colin Coleman

SVP Data and Analytics, Strategy & Model Risk Management

Krish Das

Inspire Brands
Head of Enterprise Data

Rashu Garg

Regions Financial Corporation
SVP - Head Of Data and Analytics Products

Marsal Gavalda

Head of Machine Learning, Commerce Platform

Sudipto Ghose

Sr Director - Corporate Insights

Dharika Hopkins

First Advantage
Director, Information Governance

Marc Hunt

Director of Data Services, Enterprise Analytics

Mark Jackson

Piedmont Healthcare
Executive Director of Business Intelligence

Dennis Jensen

Genuine Parts
Senior Director of Enterprise Information Management

Santosh Kudva

GE Power
Chief Data Officer & CIO-Finance/HR

Farukh Lakhani

Essilor of America
Sr. Director Sales Analytics and Operations

Sylvester Morgan

Executive Director, Enterprise Data Management

Brandie Szuda

Chief Data Officer

Meenakshi Thanikachalam

Head of Data & Analytics, Strategy, Architecture

Siva Thiyagasamudram

Mohawk Industries
Senior Director - Data and Insights

Binu Varghese

Global Data & Analytics Leader

“In the past couple of months, Houston virtual CDO events have been a fantastic source of communication and networking with peers. Covid-19 has thrown us a lot of social challenges, but thanks to Evanta and their conscientious efforts, virtual boardrooms and roundtables are here to stay.”


Upcoming Programs

In-person Programs

December 8, 2021

Atlanta CDO Executive Summit

JW Marriott Atlanta Buckhead

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

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Virtual Programs

October 26, 2021

Atlanta CDO Virtual Boardroom

Future-Proofing Your Architecture Through Successful Data Strategies

An intimate and interactive conversation framed around a hot topic or priority.

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