New York CDAO Inner Circle

February 21, 2024 | Manhattan Penthouse

February 21, 2024
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:

Resetting your D&A governance framework for AI

Supporting a data-centric culture by inspiring fluency

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

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


February 21, 2024

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

5:30pm - 6:45pm  Discussion Topics

Succeeding in a World Fueled by Generative AI

Roseann Chu headshot

Roseann Chu

Head of Digital Innovation & AI


Junaid Farooq headshot

Junaid Farooq

SVP, Enterprise Data Management

First Citizens Bank

John Manchisi headshot

John Manchisi

Director, Operational Excellence

Stephen Gould Corporation

Alaa Moussawi headshot

Alaa Moussawi

Chief Data Scientist

City of New York, NY

Prasanna Ramaswamy headshot

Prasanna Ramaswamy

Head of Technology & Data

CPP Investments

Gaurav Shah headshot

Gaurav Shah

Global Head of Data & Analytics for Consumer Healthcare


Siddharth Shenoy headshot

Siddharth Shenoy

VP, Data & Advanced Technology

Wolters Kluwer

Joay Singhal headshot

Joay Singhal

VP, Client Data Science


Amy Horowitz headshot

Amy Horowitz

VP, Data Governance and Privacy Domain


With the debut of generative AI, the world of work has changed forever. This new cutting-edge capability transforms operations for data and analytics leaders, but also disrupts all organizational functions around the globe. According to Gartner, by 2027, the productivity value of AI will be recognized as a primary economic indicator of national power. And by 2026, Gartner predicts the chief data and analytics officers' ability to deliver data and AI literacy, culture and a skilled workforce will be a top-three determining factor in supporting business strategy. How can the CDAO reset D&A governance and influence culture to execute successful D&A strategy? 

In this interactive discussion, CDAOs will explore strategies and best practices in building a robust foundation to drive business and innovation with AI.

Topic 1: Resetting your D&A governance framework for AI

  • Do you currently have a strategy for governing AI? 
  • Are there any changes happening to your data and analytics governance framework? 
  • Do you have the proper people, processes and technology in place to evolve with next generation governance? 

 Topic 2: Supporting a data-centric culture by inspiring fluency

  • Are you able to effectively communicate the value of your D&A program? 
  • How are you developing the core competencies of the workforce to support D&A? 
  • How are you influencing a  data-first mindset? 

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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    • 7 East 14th Street
    • $20 per car
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