San Francisco CDO Executive Summit

December 15, 2021 | Parc 55

December 15, 2021
Parc 55


Collaborate with your peers

Get together with San Francisco's top CDOs to tackle shared business challenges and critical priorities facing your role today. Participate in this one-day, local program with peer-driven topics and interactive discussions with your true C-level peers.

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

Embedding D&A in business strategy and results

Reengineering decision-making across the business

Scaling a data-first culture

San Francisco CDO Governing Body

The Governing Body Co-Chairs shape the summit agenda, ensuring that all content is driven by CDOs, for CDOs.


Stephen Harris

Microsoft Corporation
Corporate Vice President, Global Head of Data Science & Analytics

Shadaab Kanwal

Charles Schwab
Executive Leader for Digital, Data, and Analytics Services

Christopher Paskins

Western Digital Corporation
Global Head of Enterprise Data Governance & Data Quality

Diana Wolcott

Experian Health
SVP CDO, NA Decision Analytics

What to Expect

Interactive Sessions

Hear from CDO practitioners and thought leaders on how they're solving critical challenges impacting your role today in Keynote sessions, and join smaller, interactive discussions with your peers in Breakout and Boardroom sessions.

Community Networking

Make new connections and catch up with old friends in casual conversations during dedicated time for networking designed to better acquaint you with your San Francisco CDO community.

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a private, one-on-one setting through Evanta's Peer-to-Peer Meetings. You will be matched with peers in your community based on your shared interests and priorities.


Coming Soon

Evanta is excited to offer in-person CDO Executive Summits in the second half of 2021. Evanta communities are uniquely positioned to return to in-person gatherings through our regional program model, which requires limited to no travel, and our invitation-only gatherings are smaller by design – intentionally limited to CDOs and heads of functions to facilitate true peer discussion, sharing and networking.

This year’s CDO Executive Summit agendas are driven by the priorities identified among the community. Each agenda is uniquely crafted ‘by CDOs, for CDOs,’ and will be available closer to the gathering. All topics and sessions will be inspired by the following themes.

Embedding D&A in business strategy and results

Data and analytics is at the core of digital business, and as CDOs gain more influence in the C-suite, they are ensuring alignment between both the D&A and enterprise strategy. As this partnership becomes more clear, so do the results and value demonstrated by the D&A function.

Reengineering decision-making across the business

From democratizing data to building agile governance, CDOs are focused on getting the right data to the right people at the right time. As the organization’s digital dexterity grows, CDOs are building foundational ecosystems and data acumen among their workforce to drive decision-making capabilities.

Scaling a data-first culture

Data literacy is a critical component of a data-first culture, and CDOs are laying the foundations now as they look to scale for the future. Data availability, acumen, and action are the key capabilities the CDOs will build upon as they cultivate a culture of insight.


Returning to in-person conferences

We are excited to welcome you back, in person, to Evanta gatherings.

As previously shared, Evanta will hold in-person programs only in locations that meet our stringent health and safety criteria to help ensure the well-being of our participants, partners, and our associates. These criteria include adhering to government, venue, and health agency guidelines, in addition to taking all practical safety precautions onsite.

Please note that our onsite planning will continue to evolve, and all measures are subject to change to ensure the best and safest possible experience. Please refer to our COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols for up-to-date local guidelines.


Venue & Accommodation

Parc 55

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Parc 55 at a reduced conference rate. Reservations should be made online or by calling 1-800-445-8667. Please mention ECD to ensure the appropriate room rate.

Deadline to book using the discounted room rate of $309 USD (plus tax) is November 22, 2021.

Your Community Partners

CDO Thought Leader
Program Partner

San Francisco CDO Program Manager

For inquiries related to this event, please reach out to your dedicated program contact.

Lindsay Lawler

Senior Program Manager - Territory Specialist