Chicago CDAO 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 CDAOs 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:


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


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


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 CDAOs today.

  1. Structuring Data Governance to Improve the Digital Enterprise
  2. Fostering a Culture of Data Literacy and Analytics-Based Decision Making
  3. Data Sharing — Driving Business Value Through Access & Collaboration

Chicago CDAO Governing Body

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


Kristina Chambers

Chief Data & Analytics Officer

Shamsa Jafri

Wells Fargo
Analytics Executive, Head of Channel Marketing Science

Scott Kaufman

Baker Tilly
Chief Analytics and Data officer

Madhav Madaboosi

Head of Digital Transformation, Future Midstream & Strategy

Prasannal Nithyanandam

Volkswagen Group of America
Head of Data and Advanced Analytics

Nalini Polavarapu

Bayer Corporation
Vice President - Enterprise Analytics and Data Science

Sid Raina

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Divisional VP Data and Analytics

Kevin Salzmann

NXT Capital, LLC
Senior Director, Business Analytics


Naveed Asem

Head of Data & Analytics

Andy Ashta

Head of Enterprise Data Modeling and Engineering

Michael Baker

Chamberlain Group
VP, Advanced Analytics

Michael Baraz

Walgreens Boots Alliance
Head of Global Finance Data Office

Mary Basani

Rotary International
Director of Digital Product Delivery & Analytics

Wendy Batchelder

SVP of Global Data Governance & Chief Data Officer of Trust

Abhijit Bhatwadekar

Head of Data & Analytics

Kalyani Boddupalli

Director, Digital Services and Analytics

Christopher Boone

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

Shailaja Chathurvedula

Director Data, Analytics and Digital Innovation

Vishal Chawla

Kemper Corporation
Enterprise Data Leader

Madhava Chundru

Synchrony Financial
VP, Senior Product Engineering Leader

Peter Chung

Wolters Kluwer
Director Business Intelligence

Spencer Collins

NorthShore – Edward-Elmhurst Health
AVP Health Information Technology

Brett Collins

Director Data Science

Joe DeCosmo

Chief Analytics Officer

Farouk Ferchichi

Chief Data & Analytics Officer

Don Fleschut

Chief Data Officer

Ravi Ginjupalli

Plante Moran
Head of Digital Solutions & Data Analytics

Mani Gunasekaran

KeHE Distributors
VP of Product Engineering

John Hassman

Analytics Leader

David Hirschfeld

Marsh McLennan
Chief Data Officer

Rajeeve Kaul

Corp Vice President- Global Pricing Officer

Matthew Kelly

Northern Trust Asset Management
SVP, Digital & Automation

Jawad Khan

Tufts Medical Center
Chief Data & Analytics Officer

Vikas Khanna

Options Clearing Corporation
Head of Data

Chad Konchak

NorthShore – Edward-Elmhurst Health
Assistant Vice President, Clinical Analytics

Laté Lawson

Senior Director, Customer Information Design & Operations

Patrick Leonard

Global BI, Data & Analytics

Dave Litos

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

John Long

UW Hospitals and Clinics
Vice President, Solution Delivery

Sean MacCarthy

Camping World
VP of Analytics

Andrea Marks

VP, Digital Transformation Officer

Prashant Mehrotra

Head of AI Center of Excellence

Bhavna Mehta

Cincinnati Children's
Assistant Vice President, Data and Analytics

Kushal Pasari

AVP, Digital Transformation | Data Analytics

Omkar Patel

Zurich North America
Vice President, Data Analytics Engineering & Platforms

Amit Patil

Amazon Web Services
Head, NA Retail GTM

Mohan Putcha

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

Charles Qian

Cengage Learning
Vice President, GTS Enterprise Architecture

Karthik Raja

SVP-Analytics, Chief Data Science Officer

Vijay Rajandram

Northern Trust Asset Management
Chief Data Officer

Anand Ramakrishnan

Rotary International
Director - Enterprise Architecture & Data Engineering

Daniel Reaume

Chief Analytics & AI Director

PC Reddy

CNH Industrial America
Head of Global Data and Analytics

Cisco Reyes

Director of Ent. BI, Data & Analytics

Tim Riddle

Senior Director, Enterprise Analytics

Tammy Roust

Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Chief Data Officer

Dave Sawdey

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

Vikrant Saxena

Global Atlantic Financial Group
SVP, Analytics Officer

Olga Selina

VP of IT Data Analytics Transformation and Automation

Winthrop Short

VP, Information Management

Molly Shutt

Managing Director, Head of Data Management

Chad Stallings

Merieux NutriSciences
Global CIO, CDO

Tim Suther

Change Healthcare
Senior Vice President & General Manager, Data Solutions

Bryan Tabiadon

Vice President, Data & Analytics

Atif Usman

Zimmer Biomet
Global Data, Analytics, and Data Science Director

Dr. Bhatt Vadlamani

Jackson Lewis
EVP Chief Digital Officer

Danielle Voyles

Vice President, Digital & Data Transformation

Serdar Yorgancigil

Chief Information Officer at JSSI

Jimmy yang

Chief Risk Analytics and Infrastructure Officer

Upcoming Programs


June 15, 2023 | 1 hour

Chicago CDAO Town Hall

Modernize and Unify Data for Self-Service Insights

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

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July 19, 2023 | 1 hour

Chicago CDAO Town Hall

Chicago CDAO Town Hall

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

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October 2023 | 1 day

Chicago CDAO Executive Summit

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

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