New York CDAO Inner Circle

September 25, 2024 | Friedmans Restaurant- Battery Park

September 25, 2024
Friedmans Restaurant- Battery Park


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:

Align to the Business and Define ROI

Engage Stakeholders and Communicate Value

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, Head of Data Enablement for Enterprise AI Solutions

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


September 25, 2024

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

5:30pm - 6:45pm  Discussion Topics

Harnessing AI's Value and Aligning D&A Initiatives with Business Goals

Today’s CDAOs are facing sky-high expectations to drive innovation, quantify ROI and optimize execution. However, according to the Gartner Chief Data Officer Agenda Survey for 2023, only 44% of CDAOs are effectively providing value to their organizations. This struggle may be attributed to the difficulty in quantifying the ROI of data and analytics and a lack of alignment between the CDAO's initiatives and the organization's strategic objectives. To overcome these challenges, CDAOs need to align D&A and AI with the organization's goals, develop a framework for measuring ROI and effectively communicate value to stakeholders across the business.

Topic 1: Align to the Business and Define ROI

  • What steps are you taking to tie D&A initiatives with overall business objectives?
  • How are you measuring and defining the ROI or financial value of D&A and AI?
  • How can the value of D&A and AI be linked with broader business and financial performance?

Topic 2: Engage Stakeholders and Communicate Value

  • How are you collaborating with and influencing other business leaders to drive your initiatives forward?
  • Have you been able to create a shared understanding of D&A and AI potential with key stakeholders?
  • How are you articulating the value proposition of D&A initiatives to other business leaders to secure buy-in?

6:45pm - 7:15pm  Networking Break

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

8:30pm - 9:30pm  Social Hour

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