Chicago CDO 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 CDOs 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:

Programs

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

Insights

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

Connections

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 CDOs today.

  1. Expanding digital business & accelerating value creation
  2. Influencing culture & collaboration with governance
  3. Orchestrating change & empowering real-time decisions

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 & Analytics Officer

Mike Jennings

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

Scott Kaufman

Baker Tilly
Chief Analytics and Data officer

Madhav Madaboosi

BP
Head of Digital Transformation, Future Midstream & Strategy

Nalini Polavarapu

Bayer Corporation
Vice President - Enterprise Analytics and Data Science

Salema Rice

Accenture
Global Managing Director, Applied Intelligence

Tamara Roust

Confidential
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

Andy Ashta

Citigroup
Head of Enterprise Data Modeling and Engineering

Michael Baker

Chamberlain Group
VP, Advanced Analytics

Wendy Batchelder

Salesforce
SVP of Global Data Governance & Chief Data Officer of Trust

Venit Bhanawat

Abbott
Director - Data Analytics Office - Big Data, Data Science & Advanced Analytics

Christopher Boone

Abbvie
Vice President, Global Head Health Economics and Outcomes Research

James Boudreault

CME Group
Global Head of Data Science

Ashley Brinegar

Titanium Metals Corporation
Chief Data Officer

Vishal Chawla

Kemper Corporation
Enterprise Data Leader

Madhava Chundru

Synchrony Financial
Vice President, Enterprise Data Lake Leader at Synchrony

Peter Chung

Wolters Kluwer
Director Business Intelligence

Spencer Collins

NorthShore University HealthSystem
AVP Health Information Technology

Joe DeCosmo

Enova
Chief Analytics Officer

Farouk Ferchichi

Envestnet
Chief Data & Analytics Officer

Don Fleschut

Ryerson
Chief Data Officer

John Hassman

Abbvie
Analytics Leader l CDO

David Hirschfeld

MarshMcLennan
Chief Data Officer

Shamsa Jafri

Wells Fargo
Executive, Head of Media & Owned Channel Science

Kurt Johnson

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

Ram Karnati

Synchrony Financial
VP Data Engineering

Rajeeve Kaul

McDonald's
Corp Vice President- Global Pricing Officer

Matthew Kelly

Northern Trust
SVP, Digital & Automation

Jawad Khan

Tufts Medical Center
Chief Data Officer

Chad Konchak

NorthShore University HealthSystem
Assistant Vice President, Clinical Analytics

Laté Lawson

Grainger
Senior Director, Customer Information Design & Operations

Patrick Leonard

Duracell
Global BI, Data & Analytics

Dave Litos

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

John Long

UW Hospitals and Clinics
Vice President, Enterprise Analytics

Sean MacCarthy

Camping World
VP of Analytics

Andrea Marks

Walmart
Vice President, Clinical Performance

Bhavna Mehta

Cincinnati Children's
Vice President, Data and Analytics

Prasannal Nithyanandam

Volkswagen Group of America
Head of Data and Analytics

Kushal Pasari

Chubb
AVP, Digital Transformation | Data Analytics

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

Daniel Reaume

Caterpillar
Chief Analytics Director

PC Reddy

CNH Industrial America
Head of Global Data and Analytics

Tim Riddle

Premier
Senior Director, Enterprise Analytics

Dave Sawdey

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

Vikrant Saxena

Global Atlantic Financial Group
Chief Analytics Officer

Winthrop Short

Cigna
VP, Information Management

Chad Stallings

Merieux NutriSciences
Global CIO, CDO

Tim Suther

Change Healthcare
Senior Vice President & General Manager, Data Solutions

Bryan Tabiadon

Chicos
Vice President, Data & Analytics

Bhatt Vadlamani

Jackson
VP of Enterprise Architecture

Danielle Voyles

Baxter
VP, Enterprise Data & Analytics

Serdar Yorgancigil

AAR
SVP, Digital Enablement

“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


VIRTUAL

September 22, 2022 | 1 hour

Chicago CDO Virtual Town Hall

Leading with Data — Propelling Organizational Success

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

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IN-PERSON

November 29, 2022 | 1 day

Chicago CDO 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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