New York CDAO Virtual Executive Summit

November 12, 2020 | 8:00am - 1:15pm EST

November 12, 2020 | 8:00am - 1:15pm EST

Collaborate with your peers

Come together with your peers virtually to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the New York CDAO Virtual Executive Summit.

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

Data governance, stewardship and quality as drivers of insight and action


Julia Bardmesser

Voya Financial
SVP, Head of Data, Architecture & Analytics

Olga Lagunova

Pitney Bowes
Chief Data Officer

Glenn Peipert

Chief Data Officer

What to Expect

Connect with your CDAO community through a variety of different session formats at the upcoming Virtual Executive Summit. You'll have the opportunity to listen, engage and create lasting relationships with like-minded peers.


Hear from CDAO practitioners and thought leaders on how they’re approaching and solving critical challenges impacting your role today.


Discuss current topics and critical priorities in an intimate and interactive format.

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a private, one-on-one setting. You will be matched with peers in your community based on your shared interests and priorities.


November 12, 2020

8:00am - 8:45am  EST Keynote

Transformational Leadership Through Disruption

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Sol Rashidi

Global Chief Data & Analytics Officer, Commercial

Merck & Co.

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Jeff Maggioncalda



2020 could be best described as a resiliency stress test with both personal and professional effects. While some leaders have thrived, others have struggled to maintain engagement and morale. How has your leadership style adapted to accommodate evolving needs during this latest disruption and how have internal partnerships paved the way to sustained success?

This keynote will discuss: 

  • Trends in leadership development during the pandemic
  • Incorporating introspective behavioral changes to remain agile in the ultra-competitive marketplace
  • Leveraging partnerships to lay the foundation for sustained leadership development

9:00am - 10:00am  EST Executive Boardroom

Driving Innovation With MLOps

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Sivan Metzger

Managing Director, MLOps & Governance


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Don Vu

Chief Data Officer

Northwestern Mutual

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Sudip Chakraborty

Global Head of AI & Analytics


Machine learning models can turn from asset to liability when faced with conditions not encountered in training data sets. Currently, most companies do not understand the need for operationalizing ML, or are struggling to deliver, observe and improve production of ML solutions. As ML matures from research to applied solutions, MLOps can be introduced to trace the data pipeline for improved overall model quality while accommodating for changing conditions and robust governance frameworks.

In this session you’ll explore:

  • Challenges to deploying machine learning models and how to overcome them
  • Mastering an adaptive governance framework to minimize risk and accommodate evolving regulatory compliance
  • Capturing and quantifying value realized by implementing MLOps solutions

9:00am - 10:00am  EST Executive Boardroom

Retention > Recruitment — Refocusing Professional Development

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Jim Young

Chief Data Officer - General Insurance


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Peter Serenita

Chief Data Officer


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Emily Glassberg Sands

VP Data Science


Data and analytics leader’s professional development journey has no finish line – nor does that of their data talent. CDOs are tasked with creating an environment of continuous learning to adapt to difficult challenges and grow the cumulative knowledge base of the team in order to attract, retain and engage top talent.

Join this session to discuss:

  • Methods to identify internal and external talent to improve your data teams
  • Strategies for improving employee engagement with tools, technologies, and best practices
  • Approaches for building a solutions-driven culture to foster employee retention

10:00am - 10:45am  EST Keynote

Navigating the Complexities of Digital Transformation

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Susan Wilson

VP Data Governance Segment Leader


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Blake Andrews

Corporate Vice President Data Governance

New York Life

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Nick Minale

Chief Data Officer

Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation

Today’s leaders are challenged to re-envision business models, embrace new ways of engaging customers, empower employees, optimize operations and transform products and services. Hear how your peers are employing new technologies that fuel data driven solutions to these challenges within their organizations.

In this session, explore strategies for:

  • Building a confident employee community that uses data to fuel innovation and critical decision making
  • Balancing broad access and use of data with governance, compliance and ethical use
  • Utilizing best in class technologies to improve scalability and productivity of data management activities

8:45am - 9:00am  EST Break

10:45am - 11:00am  EST Break

9:00am - 10:00am  EST Executive Boardroom

Data Management for the Future

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Peggy Tsai

Vice President - Analytics & Data


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Joe Vellaiparambil

Chief Data and Analytics Officer


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Vimal Tejwani

Vice President - Chief Architect Data and Analytics

National Football League

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Andrew Foster

Chief Data Officer - Americas

Deutsche Bank USA

A data-driven organization requires incorporating AI/ML into their data discovery, governance, and data insight practices —or risk losing their competitive advantage. To generate value at the speed business demands, CDOs must adopt a flexible model that can thrive in all business scenarios; but how can data leaders solve for this while ensuring data is properly managed without impacting productivity or the customer journey?

In this session, you and your peers will discuss:

  • Adaptable strategies to solve for evolving data management and governance demands
  • AI/ML opportunities for advanced analytics and discovery capabilities
  • Strategies for incorporating a privacy-aware program to realign corporate behavior with consumer expectations

11:00am - 12:00pm  EST Executive Boardroom

Optimizing Advanced Analytics to Overcome Business Obstacles

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Kurt Kendall

Chief Insights & Analytics Officer

Publishers Clearing House

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Danny Siegel

Vice President, Information Delivery

Newell Brands

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Aaron Williams

VP Marketing


To unleash the full potential of data and analytics, organizations must understand the objectives, techniques, and limitations of their data. Where is your organization on the advanced analytics maturity continuum?

Join this session to discuss strategies for:

  • Developing an organizational plan for execution on insights to optimize the current environment and understand your customer
  • Effective uses of advanced analytics to achieve a better bottom-line
  • Best practices for removing the fear surrounding AI and emerging technology

11:00am - 12:00pm  EST Executive Boardroom

The Journey to Trusted Data

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Susan Laine

Global Data Intelligence Evangelist

ASG Technologies

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Gordon Wilson

Managing Director & Chief Data Officer - Americas Division

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

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Olga Lagunova

Chief Data Officer

Pitney Bowes

Business leaders struggle with immature data environments and cultural obstacles when shifting to a data-driven organization. Learn how your peers are automating the foundation of trusted data to deliver business value and enable compliance, data privacy and modernization efforts through AI and Machine Learning. 

In this boardroom you will discuss: 

  • Overcoming cultural challenges that inhibit enterprise data transformation
  • Building on strong foundational elements to support innovation and disruption
  • Measuring and delivering ROI through automated tooling

12:00pm - 12:30pm  EST Networking

Q&A with Jacklyn Osborne from Bank of America

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Jacklyn Osborne

Managing Director, Data Quality Control

Bank of America

Join this informal and interactive networking session to connect with your New York CDO peers. The session will kick off with Q&A with Jacklyn Osborne, Managing Director, Data Quality Control, from Bank of America. 

November 12, 2020

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