New York CDAO Inner Circle

September 21, 2023 | Riverpark

September 21, 2023

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:

Establishing a data-literate and data-driven culture

Identifying the processes and technology to advance decision-making

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

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

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


September 21, 2023

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

5:30pm - 6:45pm  Discussion Topics

Advancing the Business Through Data Democratization and Generative AI

Jeremy Stanley headshot

Jeremy Stanley

Co-Founder & CTO


Vijay Venkatesan headshot

Vijay Venkatesan

VP, Chief Analytics Officer

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

Manal Alimari headshot

Manal Alimari

Head of Enterprise Data Governance & Transformation

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

Joshua Bosire headshot

Joshua Bosire

Chief Analytics Officer

Cooper University HealthCare

Roseann Chu headshot

Roseann Chu

Head of Digital Innovation & AI


Kishore Gunda headshot

Kishore Gunda

CIO, Enterprise Data and Platforms

New York Life

Janos Hajagos headshot

Janos Hajagos

Chief of Data Analytics

Stony Brook Medicine

Charu Mehta headshot

Charu Mehta

Head of Data Product


Manik Patil headshot

Manik Patil

SVP, Head of Cloud Enablement

U.S. Bank

Albana Theka headshot

Albana Theka

Sr. Director, Data & Analytics

New York City Health and Hospitals

Yinghua Zhou headshot

Yinghua Zhou

CDO, Senior Managing Director


For decades, business leaders have made decisions through more traditional means, based on a handful of factors or a gut feeling. But in the age of big data and generative AI, organizations are shifting strategies. According to a recent Gartner webinar, 45% of organizations have seen an increase in AI investment since ChatGPT was released. But to use these tools effectively, data and analytics leaders must democratize data; upskilling the workforce to be data-literate, establishing a framework of connected governance and prototyping use cases that advance mission-critical priorities.

In this interactive conversation, CDAOs will discuss their role in proactively staying ahead of the curve with D&A and boosting ROI.

Topic 1: Amending data strategy to incorporate generative AI

  • Has your data strategy changed with the explosion of generative AI? 
  • Is there organizational trust in your data and a standard of quality? 
  • What use cases for generative AI are you working on or have you identified?

Topic 2: Establishing a data-literate culture through data democratization

  • Is your organization currently using data effectively?
  • Is there a level of data fluency that you're working to meet or increase? 
  • Have you democratized data and enabled self-service reports? 

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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Hosted valet parking is located in the parking garage behind the restaurant on the lower floor.

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