New York CDAO Inner Circle

March 1, 2023 | Manhattan Penthouse

March 1, 2023
Manhattan Penthouse

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:

Instituting the proper operating model, governance and processes for self-service

Building a data-literate workforce to interpret data sets

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

Eric Hirschhorn

BNY Mellon
Chief Data Officer

Heidi Lanford

Fitch Group
Chief Data Officer

Jodi Morton

Global and U.S. Chief Data Officer

John Nicastro

Major League Soccer
Chief Data Officer

Gaurav Shah

Global Head of Data & Analytics for Consumer Healthcare

Vikram Somaya

PepsiCo Inc
Chief Data & Analytics Officer

JoAnn Stonier

Chief Data Officer

Kendell Timmers

New York Times
SVP, Head of Data and Insights Group

Pawan Verma

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
Chief Data Officer


March 1, 2023

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

5:30pm - 6:45pm  Discussion Topics

Enabling Self-Service Data to Drive Organizational Success

Susan Wilson headshot

Susan Wilson

Group Vice President, Data Intelligence


Nate Rackiewicz headshot

Nate Rackiewicz

Chief Data Officer

Reset Digital

Serguei Antonov headshot

Serguei Antonov

Head of Data Governance & Quality

S&P Global

Julia Bartlett headshot

Julia Bartlett

Managing Director, Data Strategy & Programs

Fitch Group

Alex Golbin headshot

Alex Golbin

Chief Data Officer


Deepak Jose headshot

Deepak Jose

Global Head of ODDA Analytics


Dhanya Nair headshot

Dhanya Nair

VP, Data Architecture & Management


Pawan Verma headshot

Pawan Verma

Chief Data Officer

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China

Wendy Zhang headshot

Wendy Zhang

Global Head of Data Analytics

CSL Behring

As businesses work to become more data-driven, it's crucial to promote the sourcing and consumption of data outside the IT organization. Self-service data models are becoming more popular, bringing flexibility, speed and agility to decision makers. However, if deployed without the proper protocols and technologies in place, self-service models will fail. In order to be successful, data and analytics leaders must ensure they take inventory of D&A assets, promote collaboration across teams, improve data literacy, enhance and standardize technologies as well as implement adaptive governance for analytics. 

In this interactive discussion, CDAOs will explore strategies to enable self-service data models.

Topic 1: Instituting the proper operating model, governance and processes for self-service

  • What does self-service mean to you?
  • Is your operating model currently set up to enable self-service models and analytics?
  • How do you balance self-service with governance?

Topic 2: Building a data-literate workforce to interpret data sets

  • How important are the cultural aspects of enabling self-service?
  • How are you training teams across your organization to discern and incorporate data into decision making?
  • How are you building context into data and monitoring quality to maintain trust?

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.




  • Imperial Parking Systems garage nearby
    • 7 East 14th Street
    • $20 per car
    • Validated at coat check inside Manhattan Penthouse

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