Dallas CDAO Community


Join a powerful network of C-level 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 best practices, and validate strategies and solutions.

Join your local community for exclusive access to:

  • Participate in year-round gatherings both in person and virtually with your local peer group
  • Engage in unparalleled collaboration through in-depth discussions on the most critical and relevant issues
  • Network with like-minded peers facing the same challenges as you
  • Exchange ideas, strategies and solutions validated by peers
  • Gain exclusive access to community insights, including best practices and survey results, to benchmark your organization with others
  • Learn how other leaders approached their challenges by leveraging peer-recommended partners
  • Make new connections through facilitated networking opportunities, including curated 1:1 peer meetings
  • Grow and enhance your career through an exclusive network and mentorship
  • Build lasting relationships and stay connected with peers and colleagues

Dallas CDAO Governing Body

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


Aamer Charania

Best Buy
Head of Applied Machine Learning

Jayadev Gopinath

SVP of Data Engineering & Data Science

Sanjeev Kumar

Vice President, Data Analytics & AI

Mano Mannoochahr

SVP, Chief Data & Analytics Officer

Suzi Myers

Head of Enterprise Business Intelligence

Mark Nance

American Fidelity Corporation
Chief Data Officer

Phanii Pydimarri

Health Care Service Corporation
Head of Strategic Initiatives & Partnerships

Latheef Syed

Senior Director - Data Products, Data Engineering & Enterprise Data Architecture


Lak Ayyar

Santander Consumer USA
Head of Data Platforms & Architecture

Sankar Bala

Managing Director, Deal Advisory & Strategy

Monish Balasundaram

Head of Analytics

Prashanth Brahmandam

Global Head of Strategy, Technology & Analytics

Brandon Brown

Vital Energy
Vice President & CIO

Antonio Carbajal

VP, Data Science

Amberle Carter

State of Texas - Texas Department of Health & Human Services
Chief Data & Analytics Officer - CPS

Marcelo Casas

GM Financial
Chief Data Science Officer

Wes Chaar

Chief Data & Analytics Officer

Jason Clark

Sr. Director, Strategic Technology Transformation

Chris Crotts

Toyota Motor North America
Group Manager, Advanced Technologies and Data

Jennifer Dahl

The Clorox Company
Director - Enterprise and Master Data Governance

Mansi Deshpande

Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope

David Ginn

Johnson Controls, Inc.
VP IT Enterprise Data, Planning & Architecture

Atul Jain

Head of AI/ML and Data Platform Engineering and Ops

Jason Jue

IT Technical Director - Insurance Architecture

Murali Kallem

Head of Office of Data

Shrikanth Kannan

Sr. Director Data Services

Pankaj Kenjale

Group VP - AI, Analytics and Data R&D

Livia Kessler

Bon Secours Mercy Health
Head of Analytics Delivery

Sonia Khosla

Globe Life
SVP, Chief Data & Analytics Officer

Vino Kingston

Lockheed Martin
Head of Data Platforms & Technologies, Sr. Manager

Nick Korsunsky

BNSF Railway
Director, Enter. Info. Mgmt.

Naren Kumar

Exeter Finance
EVP, Chief Data Officer

Farukh Lakhani

Essilor of America
Sr. Director Sales Analytics and Operations

Amar Lingam

Head of Enterprise Advanced Analytics & Data Science/AI

Sri Mandavilli

Vice President - Global Digital & Data Analytics

Manish Motiramani

Director, Analytics & Insights, Global Operation

Justin Nguyen

Head of CS Data Engineering and Analytics

Nick Reddy

Baylor Scott & White Health
Chief Digital Officer

Jayesh Shah

VP of Digital Transformation

Chintan Shah

National Veterinary Associates
Vice President - Data and Analytics

Seemit Sheth

Executive Management, Data Science

Zul Sidi

Bank of America
Head of Data & Analytics-Retail, Preferred & Wealth Management

Harveer Singh

Western Union
Chief Data Architect & Global Head of Data

Vivek Thakral

Raytheon Technologies
Executive IT - Strategy & Transformation

James Varkey

Head of Master Data Governance, Director

Join your peers to discuss the most critical issues impacting CDAOs today.

  1. Revising D&A strategy with a focus on generative AI
  2. Enabling a culture of data fluency through psychological safety
  3. Modernizing data governance with evolving business objectives

Upcoming Programs


June 11, 2024 | 1 day

Dallas CDAO Executive Summit

Renaissance Dallas Richardson Hotel

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

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September 2024 | an evening

Dallas CDAO Inner Circle

A gathering with peers to discuss timely topics over dinner in a private setting.

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