New York CDAO Inner Circle

March 8, 2022 | Manhatta Restaurant

March 8, 2022
Manhatta Restaurant

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:

Improving data monetization for innovation 

Driving cross-functional collaboration 

New York CDAO Governing Body

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

Governing Body Co-Chairs

Bala Ayyar

Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking
Chief Data Officer

Julia Bardmesser

Voya Financial
SVP, Head of Data, Architecture & CRM

Eric Hirschhorn

BNY Mellon
Chief Data Officer

Olga Lagunova

Global Head of Technology

Jodi Morton

KPMG North America
Global and U.S. Chief Data Officer

John Nicastro

Sirius XM
SVP, Enterprise Data

Gaurav Shah

Sanofi North America
Global Head of Consumer Healthcare Data & Analytics

Vikram Somaya

PepsiCo Inc
Chief Data & Analytics Officer

JoAnn Stonier

Chief Data Officer

Vimal Tejwani

National Football League
Vice President, Chief Data Architect & Analytics

Pawan Verma

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China US
Chief Data Officer


March 8, 2022

4:30pm - 5:30pm  Executive Networking Reception

5:30pm - 6:45pm  Discussion Topics

Accelerating Data & Analytics Value Creation

Peter Ku headshot

Peter Ku

Vice President & Chief Financial Services Strategist, Banking, Financial Services, Insurance


Julia Bardmesser headshot

Julia Bardmesser

SVP, Head of Data, Architecture & CRM

Voya Financial

Oliver Gomes headshot

Oliver Gomes

VP, Strategy & Data Operations

Nexstar Media Group

Gaurav Shah headshot

Gaurav Shah

Global Head of Consumer Healthcare Data & Analytics

Sanofi North America

Krishna Shah headshot

Krishna Shah

Chief Data Officer

International Flavors & Fragrances

Pawan Verma headshot

Pawan Verma

Chief Data Officer

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China US

Jim Young headshot

Jim Young

Chief Data Officer - General Insurance


The rapid digital acceleration of the past two years continues to put pressure on CDOs to leverage data for innovation, value generation and growth. To achieve these objectives, CDOs must prioritize improving data monetization, apply advanced technologies and effectively collaborate across the business to expand their influence. The value of data comes from the insights it creates, the processes it optimizes and its ability to enable better decision making. The reality is, despite data and analytics hype and expectations, most organizations are not successfully monetizing their data.

In this interactive conversation, CDOs will have the opportunity to discuss their role in driving a data-driven culture and accelerating value creation.

Topic 1: Improving data monetization for innovation 

  • What steps have you taken to adopt a business model that promotes monetization and creates new value?
  • How are you identifying opportunities for data-driven innovation and data monetization?
  • How are you driving an organizational culture that prioritizes learning, experimentation and innovation?

Topic 2: Driving cross-functional collaboration 

  • How are you establishing cross-functional collaboration to solve business problems and create value?
  • How are you expanding your influence and partnerships with other c-level executives to show the value of data in accelerating digital business?
  • How are you forging a data-driven enterprise across business lines?

6:45pm - 7:15pm  Networking Break

7:15pm - 8:30pm  Summary Discussion & Dinner

8:30pm - 9:30pm  Social Hour

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

Evanta cares about the health and safety of our community. Please review the following recommendations prior to attending the gathering.



Parking & Transportation
Parking is available at the Liberty Plaza Garage at 10 Liberty St. between William St and Pearl St. Manhatta is a half block walk from here. 

Health & Safety Local Guidelines

In accordance with the NYC COVID-19 'Keys to the City' vaccine mandate, our host venue, Manhatta Restaurant, requires all guests to provide proof of vaccination and photo ID upon arrival. Accepted proof of vaccination includes a physical vaccination card, a New York State Excelsior Pass, CLEAR Health Pass, NYC COVID Safe App, or photo of your vaccination card. At this time, masks are optional but encouraged. Masks will be provided for your convenience.

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