New York CDAO Inner Circle

September 20, 2022 | Blackbarn Restaurant

September 20, 2022
Blackbarn 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:

D&A talent strategy for the next normal

Adjusting your leadership direction for digital acceleration

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

Julia Bardmesser

Voya Financial
SVP, Head of Data, Architecture & CRM

Eric Hirschhorn

BNY Mellon
Chief Data Officer

Kurt Kendall

Publishers Clearing House
Chief Analytics Officer

Jodi Morton

Global and U.S. Chief Data Officer

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

Siddharth Swaroop

Bed Bath & Beyond
VP, Data Reporting & Analytics

Pawan Verma

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China US
Chief Data Officer


September 20, 2022

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

5:30pm - 6:45pm  Discussion Topics

How CDOs Should Attract, Develop and Retain Talent

Siddharth Swaroop headshot

Siddharth Swaroop

VP, Data Reporting & Analytics

Bed Bath & Beyond

Christopher Bontempo headshot

Christopher Bontempo

CMO, Americas


Yaseen Akhtar headshot

Yaseen Akhtar

CAO Divisional Data Officer, AFC, Compliance & Legal

Deutsche Bank USA

Ashish Bhatnagar headshot

Ashish Bhatnagar

Data Technology Executive

Bank of America

Adam Houhoulis headshot

Adam Houhoulis

Data Management Office Vice President & Director

Federal Home Loan Bank of New York

Anurag Minocha headshot

Anurag Minocha

Head of Data for the Global Customer Platform

JPMorgan Chase

Vishal Patel headshot

Vishal Patel

Chief Data Officer

Webster Bank

Krishna Shah headshot

Krishna Shah

Chief Data Officer

International Flavors & Fragrances

Vijay Venkatesan headshot

Vijay Venkatesan

Chief Analytics Officer

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

The digital acceleration caused by the pandemic and its consequent global crisis demand that CDOs quickly address the challenges of the new talent and ecosystems. Talent is the lifeblood of any successful organization but finding (and keeping) the right people in critical roles is no easy task. Remote work helps broaden the talent pool in some ways, but it also increases competition globally. How can CDOs tackle the severe scarcity of digital talent, the extended time it takes to upskill/reskill employees in their organizations and build a diverse D&A organization?

In this interactive conversation among peers, CDOs will discuss their role in proactively contributing to organizational success.  

Topic 1: D&A talent strategy for the next normal

  • How are you tackling the scarcity of D&A talent in your organization?
  • How are you adjusting your employment value proposition to attract and recruit top talent? 
  • How are you partnering with other areas of the business to ensure IT is aligned with overall organizational hiring goals and targets? 

 Topic 2: Adjusting your leadership direction for digital acceleration

  • Have you had to adjust your own leadership competencies when managing a distributed workforce?
  • How are you keeping a hybrid workforce engaged and motivated to drive digital initiatives?
  • How are you ensuring an excellent employee experience to ensure retention is maintained?

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

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