New York 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

New York CDAO Governing Body

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


Andrew Foster

M&T Bank
Chief Data Officer

Eric Hirschhorn

BNY Mellon
Chief Data Officer

Jodi Morton

Global and U.S. Chief Data Officer

John Nicastro

Major League Soccer
Chief Technology Officer

Kalyani Sekar

Chief Data Officer, SVP, AI & Data

Gaurav Shah

Global Head of Data & Analytics for Consumer Healthcare

Vikram Somaya

Chief Data & Analytics Officer

JoAnn Stonier

Mastercard Fellow of Data & AI

Kendell Timmers

New York Times
SVP, Head of Data and Insights Group

Pawan Verma

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
Chief Data Officer


Ajaz Akhtar

Utica National Insurance Group
VP, CDAO & Head of Claims IT

Elena Alikhachkina, PhD

University of Arkansas at Little Rock
CDO, Digital & Data Analytics Executive

Bala Ayyar

Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking
Chief Data Officer, SG Americas

John Baker

Merck & Co.
Executive Director, Manufacturing Data and Analytics

Ashish Bhatnagar

Bank of America
Data Technology Executive

Dora Boussias

Senior Director, Data Strategy & Architecture

Krishna Cheriath

VP, Head of Digital, Data and Analytics

Roseann Chu

Head of Digital Innovation & AI

Ceci Dones

Moet Hennessy USA
Fmr. Head, Data Sciences

Ami Doshi

New York Power Authority
Head of Data Governance and Quality

CG Garikapati

Mars Petcare
Head of Data & Analytics, NA

Alex Golbin

Chief Data Officer

Oliver Gomes

Fox Corporation
VP, Analytics & Strategy

Janos Hajagos

Stony Brook Medicine
Chief of Data Analytics

Moin Haque

International Flavors & Fragrances
Head, Enterprise Data & Analytics

Glenn Hofmann

New York Life
Chief Analytics Officer

Tembi Hommes

Arup Group Limited
Global Chief Data Officer

Adam Houhoulis

Federal Home Loan Bank of New York
VP & Director, Data Management Office

Alexander Izaguirre

Weill Cornell Medical College
Chief Data Officer

Remzil Jacob

Chief Data Officer

Kurt Kendall

Heuro Health

Michael Koehler

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Chief Architecture & Data Officer

Arron Lamp

Everest Re Group
SVP, Deputy CIO, CDO

Jean-Christophe Lionti

Mizuho Financial Group
Managing Director, CDO

Xingchu Liu

Chief Commercial Analytics Officer

Patrick Meagher

Guardian Life Insurance
Head of Data, AI and Automation Technology

Charu Mehta

Head of Data Product

Dan Merzlyak

BlackRock Inc
Director, Head of Aladdin Data Migration and BI

Anurag Minocha

Webster Bank
Head of Regulatory and M&A Data Strategy

Abhishek Mittal

Wolters Kluwer
Global Head, Data, Operational Excellence, Governance, Risk & Compliance

Michael Moran

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
VP, Digital Program Management, Technology Division

Dhanya Nair

VP, Data Architecture & Management

Jacklyn Osborne

BNY Mellon
Risk & Finance Data Officer

Kyle Pudenz, DBA

SVP, Enterprise Data & Analytics

Tom Quinlan

Apple Bank
First Vice President, Head of Data Governance

Bharti Rai

SVP and GM, Chief Insights, Analytics & Commercial Operations Officer

Brian Richardi

Head of Finance Data Science

Alex Rosenthal

Global Data Management

Diana Schildhouse

Chief Analytics & Insights Officer

Krishna Shah

International Flavors & Fragrances
VP Digital CoE

Joay Singhal

Head of Data Enablement for Enterprise AI Solutions

Vijay Venkatesan

Horizon BCBS of New Jersey
VP, Chief Analytics Officer

Jim Young

Global Chief Data Officer

Risë Zaiser

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
US Chief Data Officer

Wendy Zhang

CSL Behring
Global Head of Data Analytics

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


February 21, 2024 | an evening

New York CDAO Inner Circle

Manhattan Penthouse

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

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May 2024 | 1 day

New York CDAO Executive Summit

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

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September 2024 | an evening

New York CDAO Inner Circle

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

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November 2024 | 1 day

New York CDAO Executive Summit

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

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Your Community Partners

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