Chicago CDO Community


Gain powerful new perspectives

Join fellow CDOs in the Chicago 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

Chicago CDO Governing Body


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

Co-Chairs

Kristina Chambers

TTX
Chief Data Officer

Bill Clarkin

Fiserv
VP, Head of Data & Analytics

Mike Jennings

Walgreens Boots Alliance
Senior Director, Customer Data Platform (CDP) for Marketing Technologies

Scott Kaufman

CME Group
Chief Data Officer

Madhav Madaboosi

BP United States
Head of Digital Transformation, Future Midstream & Strategy

Andrea Marks

UnitedHealth Group
Vice President, People Analytics & Reporting Center of Excellence

Nalini Polavarapu

Bayer Corporation
Vice President - Enterprise Analytics and Data Science

Tamara Roust

Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Chief Data Officer

Kevin Salzmann

BMO Harris
US Chief Data & Analytics Officer

Gagan Singh

Ascension
Chief Data Officer

Members

Naveed Asem

Avalara
Head of Global Analytics and Insights

Neil Bahroos

UI Health
Chief Research Informatics Officer

Brian Bong

CVS
Senior Director, Enterprise Data & Architecture Solutions

Christopher Boone

Abbvie
Vice President, Global Head Health Economics and Outcomes Research

Ashley Brinegar

Titanium Metals Corporation
Chief Data Officer

Vishal Chawla

Kemper Corporation
Enterprise Data Leader

Joe DeCosmo

Enova
Chief Analytics Officer

Farouk Ferchichi

Envestnet
Chief Data & Analytics Officer

Don Fleschut

Ryerson
Chief Data Officer

John Hassman

Abbvie
Analytics Leader

David Hirschfeld

Marsh & McLennan
Chief Data Officer

Adam Hutsler

White Lodging
VP of Business Intelligence

Kurt Johnson

U.S. Cellular
Sr.Director-Data & Governance

Chad Konchak

NorthShore University HealthSystem
Assistant Vice President, Clinical Analytics

Laté Lawson

Grainger
Senior Director, Customer Information Design & Operations

Dave Litos

S C Johnson & Son Inc
Sr. Director, Info. Mgmt. & CDO

Amit Patil

SRS Distribution
Global Leader, Data Strategy & Innovation

Mohan Putcha

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

Sid Raina

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Divisional VP Data and Analytics

Dave Sawdey

JLL
Director, Business Intelligence

Winthrop Short

Cigna
VP, Information Management

Chad Stallings

Merieux NutriSciences
Global Chief Information Officer

Tim Suther

Change Healthcare
Senior Vice President & General Manager, Data Solutions

Bryan Tabiadon

FTD
Vice President, Data Mngmt & Analytics

“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.”

DR. ASHWANI DEV, DIGITAL AND DATA SCIENCE OFFICER
HALLIBURTON

Upcoming Programs


In-person Programs

November 2, 2021

Chicago CDO Executive Summit

Marriott Marquis Chicago

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

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Virtual Programs

December 9, 2021

Chicago CDO Virtual Boardroom

Modernize Your Data Warehouse to Unlock Business Value

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

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