New York CDAO Executive Summit

May 8, 2024 | Conrad New York Downtown

May 8, 2024
Conrad New York Downtown


Collaborate with your peers

Get together with New York'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:

Revising and enhancing D&A strategy in the age of AI

Governing and implementing responsible AI

Building trust and reliability in data

New York 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

Andrew Foster

M&T Bank
Chief Data Officer

Eric Hirschhorn

BNY Mellon
Chief Data Officer

Jodi Morton

Global and U.S. Chief Data Officer

Kalyani Sekar

Chief Data Officer, SVP, AI & Data

Gaurav Shah

Global Head of Data & Analytics for Consumer Healthcare

Joay Singhal

VP, Client Data Science

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

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 New York 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.


Executive Boardroom Session

Trustworthy Live Analytics with GenAI

Getting trustworthy analytics takes time, while GenAI answers cannot be fully trusted. Chief data and analytics officers can square the circle by using GenAI, not to produce answers but to automate the query process and form the answers as dashboards. We obtain trustworthy reports instantly tailored to specific questions asked in English.

Join this session to explore:

  • Uncovering new possibilities created by AI
  • Assessing the value of combining data and AI technologies
  • Pinpointing the challenges of analytics in decision making

Breakout Sessions

Creating Data Products for Commercial Outcomes

The explosion of generative AI has accelerated the expectations for data and analytics leaders to deliver commercial value to the business. Not only are D&A leaders working to deploy AI responsibly and effectively, they’re also challenged with allocating the necessary resources for product development

Join this session to explore how Wolters Kluwer is: 

  • Designing an operating model that supports AI workflows
  • Institutionalizing innovation process for data products
  • Communicating the value of D&A initiatives to gain stakeholder buy-in

Assigning Value to AI — an Interactive Workshop

While there’s a lot of hype around generative AI, it’s more than just a buzzword. Many organizations are developing use cases to enhance internal efficiency and increase the bottom line. But what case should data and analytics leaders showcase to gain financial backing from the CFO? 

Join this interactive session to explore: 

  • Constructing valuable use cases for genAI
  • Demonstrating value and gaining buy-in from key stakeholders
  • Collaborating with the CFO to treat data as an asset class

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

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

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Venue & Accommodation

Conrad New York Downtown

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Conrad New York Downtown at a reduced conference rate. Reservations should be made online or by calling 212-945-0100. Please mention Evanta Executive Summit to ensure the appropriate room rate.

Deadline to book using the discounted room rate of $559 USD (plus tax) is April 15, 2024.

Your Community Partners

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Program Partners

Community Program Manager

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

Bailey Brewer

Senior Community Program Manager