Atlanta CDAO Executive Summit

November 21, 2024 | Westin Atlanta Perimeter North

November 21, 2024
Westin Atlanta Perimeter North


Collaborate with your peers

Get together with Atlanta's top CDAOs 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 CDAOs today:

Focusing on Foundations for AI Readiness

Establishing Measurable Value and Proving ROI

Driving Culture Change to Elevate Data and Analytics Initiatives

Atlanta CDAO Governing Body

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

Governing Body Co-Chairs

James Bolles

Southern Company
Director, Enterprise Solutions COEs

Snorwlor “Sno” Bropleh

Habitat For Humanity International
Senior Director, Global Integrated Planning – Office of Strategy Management

Vijay Gandapodi

Reynolds American
Head of IT - Data, Reporting, Analytics

Karthikeyan Ramasamy

Vice President - AI Product Development & Strategy

Kenneth Viciana

VP, Global Data & Analytics Products

What to Expect

Interactive Sessions

Hear from CDAO 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 Atlanta CDAO 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

The CDAO Executive Summit agendas are driven by the mission-critical priorities identified among the community. Each agenda is uniquely crafted ‘by CDAOs, for CDAOs,’ and will be available closer to the gathering. All topics and sessions will be inspired by the following themes.

Focusing on Foundations for AI Readiness

CDAOs must explore the potential of AI while still ensuring proper data foundations are in place to execute effectively at scale. As AI and other emerging technologies continue to disrupt industries, CDAOs need to regularly assess their organization's readiness, evaluate current analytics skills, strengthen governance and understand the real impact of generative AI across the business.

Establishing Measurable Value and Proving ROI

CDAOs face more pressure than ever before to demonstrate ROI and establish D&A as a strategic business driver rather than a support function. To achieve this, CDAOs are concentrating on aligning D&A and AI projects with business results, setting success metrics and collaborating with key stakeholders throughout the organization.

Driving Culture Change to Elevate Data and Analytics Initiatives

A strong data culture is crucial for the success of any D&A strategy . CDAOs are working to manage the human aspect of technological change by fostering data literacy and steering behavioral change to reach the end goal of business value informed by data-driven decisions.

We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming in-person gathering

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Venue & Accommodation

Westin Atlanta Perimeter North

Your Community Partners

Key Partners
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Community Program Manager

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

Tony Stach

Community Program Manager