New York CDAO Inner Circle

April 16, 2019 | Tavern on the Green

April 16, 2019
Tavern on the Green

Collaborate with your peers

Join New York's top CDAOs for an intimate networking dinner and facilitated discussion on key business challenges. Enjoy a relaxed evening of dinner and drinks with your peers to share best practices, make new connections and build professional relationships.

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

Adopting D&A strategies and operating models that deliver business value in volatile environments

Generating measurable economic benefits to the business from data assets and advanced analytics

Becoming a master change agent and driving data literacy across the enterprise

New York CDAO Governing Body

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


Julia Bardmesser

Voya Financial
SVP, Head of Data, Architecture & Analytics

Dan Kurak

Head of Corporate Data Governance & Strategy

Olga Lagunova

Pitney Bowes Inc.
Chief Data Officer

Glenn Peipert

Metlife Investments
Chief Data Officer


April 16, 2019

4:00pm - 5:00pm  Executive Networking Reception

5:00pm - 6:30pm  Discussion Topics

The New CDO – Gatekeepers for Digital Transformation

Ash Dhupar headshot

Ash Dhupar

Chief Analytics Officer

Publishers Clearing House

Olga Lagunova headshot

Olga Lagunova

Chief Data Officer

Pitney Bowes Inc.

Gabriel Pauliuc headshot

Gabriel Pauliuc

MD, Global Head of Data Management

Moody's Corporation

Peter Serenita headshot

Peter Serenita

US Chief Data Officer


Joe Vellaiparambil headshot

Joe Vellaiparambil

Chief Data and Analytics Officer

AXA Financial, Inc.

Bala Ayyar headshot

Bala Ayyar

Managing Director & Chief Data Officer, Americas

Societe Generale

Elena Alikhachkina headshot

Elena Alikhachkina

Head of Data & Analytcs PL, J&J Consumer and CMD

Johnson & Johnson

Piet Loubser headshot

Piet Loubser

SVP and Global Head of Marketing


While data governance, data quality, and regulatory drivers maintain to be critical areas of business for data and analytics leaders, the new CDO is one who extends beyond these foundational underpinnings of the office to spearhead data-driven organizations. With an increasing dependence on data and insights as enterprises move to a digital-first mindset, it is up to the CDO to create or modernize their data and analytics programs and embrace value creation over risk mitigation. In this dinner discussion, CDOs discuss how to effectively usher their organizations into a digital business environment through stronger data literacy, data integration, and advanced analytics campaigns.  

Topic 1: Taking the Lead to Improve Data Literacy

  • How are you helping people develop a new mindset that establishes a new culture and set of behaviors around data and analytics?
  • What areas of your business derive the most value from analytic insight, and how are you tracking the outcomes and benefits?
  • Have you established ethical guidelines for your program? Do themes like transparency, data protection, and analyst integrity figure in to your ethical code?

Topic 2: Moving From Digital Transformation to Intelligence Transformation

  • How are you defining advanced analytics in your organization?
  • Where is your focus in advanced analytics and why? What best practices can you share in your journey around advanced analytics (e.g. chatbots, recommendation engines, personalization, NLP, etc.)?
  • How are you measuring and communicating the confidence in your advanced analytics (e.g. AI models) to the business? 

6:30pm - 7:00pm  Networking Break

7:00pm - 8:00pm  Summary Discussion & Dinner

8:00pm - 9:00pm  Social Hour

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