Dallas CDAO Executive Summit

June 11, 2024 | Renaissance Dallas Richardson Hotel

June 11, 2024
Renaissance Dallas Richardson Hotel


Collaborate with your peers

Get together with Dallas'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:

Building a Resilient Data Infrastructures for the Future

From Data to Action - Operationalizing Insights for Business Impact

Mastering Data Governance and Compliance in a Dynamic World

Dallas 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

Aamer Charania

Best Buy
Head of Applied Machine Learning

Jayadev Gopinath

SVP of Data Engineering & Data Science

Murali Kallem

Head of Office of Data

Sonia Khosla

Globe Life
SVP, Chief Data & Analytics Officer

Sanjeev Kumar

VP, Chief Data & Analytics Officer

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

Vice President Data Products & Governance for Data & Analytics/ AI.

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 Dallas 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.


Keynote Session

Telling Your Data Story

The way we talk about data is holding the industry back so it’s time to rework your “data speak”. Are you struggling with leadership support, craving stakeholder engagement, and begging for proper funding?  Even though you may create Gen AI wonders with your data, it won’t matter unless you explain the value in practical business terms.

Join The Data Whisperer’s rollicking and riotous review of current buzzwords and some practical tips and tricks on what you can do about it including:

  • Differentiating between a data management narrative and other data storytelling and data literacy efforts
  • Developing strategies to secure sponsorship and funding
  • Executing a simple storytelling approach

Executive Boardroom Sessions

Accelerating Analytic Insights for Strategic Transformation

As AI continues to advance, the drive for more sophisticated and insightful analytics is becoming a cornerstone for strategic transformation in organizations. Yet, the journey is often obstructed by outdated systems, fragmented data landscapes, and complex regulatory hurdles. The need for streamlined data management and unification has never been more critical, promising significant advancements in operational efficiency and strategic insights.

Join this roundtable discussion as CDAOs discuss:

  • Strategies for integrating and leveraging real-time data across the organization
  • Utilizing AI to enhance the productivity of data teams and the precision of analytics
  • Transitioning from outdated systems to a cohesive data unification framework

Crafting Conversations on Value

Data and analytics leaders are pivotal in melding the complex world of data with strategic business objectives, turning data-driven insights into actionable decisions and measurable success. Yet, accurately aligning KPIs with ever-evolving organizational goals amidst the flux of data sources and technological growth poses a significant challenge. As CDAOs chart a course through these challenges, the question arises: How will they reshape the landscape of decision-making and drive organizational growth into the future?

Join this roundtable discussion as CDAOs unravel strategies to:

  • Synchronize data initiatives and business aspirations, crafting a unified vision
  • Master the evolving data-technology landscape, turning challenges into opportunities
  • Foster an ethos where data drives transformation

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to CDAOs).

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Breakout Session

CDAO Evolution — Branding, Trends, and Adaptability

A Gartner study reveals the average CDAO tenure is 2.4 years, highlighting the critical evolutionary journey of seasoned CDAOs as they navigate executive inclusion, adapt to rapid technological advancements, assert thought leadership, master essential skills, and envision the role's trajectory. This highlights the need for CDAOs to quickly adapt and shape the future of data leadership, emphasizing their growing strategic importance.

Join this session as tenured CDAO's discuss:

  • Branding as enterprise data and analytics leaders
  • Anticipating strategic CDAO positioning with future trends
  • Emphasizing adaptability and continuous learning

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

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Venue & Accommodation

Renaissance Dallas Richardson Hotel

Your Community Partners

Program Partners

Community Program Manager

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

Mallory Adamson

Community Program Manager