San Francisco CDAO Community


Join a powerful network of C-level peers

Connect with a local community of like-minded peers who share similar challenges and priorities. Access the collective expertise of CDAOs from diverse experiences, backgrounds and industries. Members of the community come together several times a year to connect with each other, exchange ideas and best practices, and validate strategies and solutions.

Join your local community for exclusive access to:

  • Participate in year-round gatherings both in person and virtually with your local peer group
  • Engage in unparalleled collaboration through in-depth discussions on the most critical and relevant issues
  • Network with like-minded peers facing the same challenges as you
  • Exchange ideas, strategies and solutions validated by peers
  • Gain exclusive access to community insights, including best practices and survey results, to benchmark your organization with others
  • Learn how other leaders approached their challenges by leveraging peer-recommended partners
  • Make new connections through facilitated networking opportunities, including curated 1:1 peer meetings
  • Grow and enhance your career through an exclusive network and mentorship
  • Build lasting relationships and stay connected with peers and colleagues

San Francisco CDAO Governing Body

A regional Governing Body leads the San Francisco CDAO community, shaping the topics and agendas for your local programs and ensuring that all content is driven by CDAOs, for CDAOs.

Governing Body Co-Chairs

Shadaab Kanwal

Charles Schwab
MD - Digital, Data, and Analytics

Christopher Paskins

Global Head of Data Strategy, Governance and Quality

Governing Body Members

Rama Akkiraju


Ashwin Aravindakshan

University of California - Davis
Associate Professor & Director, Masters of Science in Business Analytics

Ramnik Bajaj

Chief Data & Analytics Officer

Aparna Banerjee

Head Global Data & Analytics Operations

Sonali Bhagwat

Senior Director, Data Governance

William Chiu

NMI Holdings
VP, Head of Predictive Modeling

Brady Cole

Global Enterprise Data Officer

Chitrang Dave

Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
Senior Director, Enterprise Data & Analytics

Mike DeCesaris

Cornerstone Research
VP; Head of Data Science Center

Harshal Dedhia

Head of Data Science & Data Engineering

June Dershewitz

Head of Data Strategy - Amazon Music

Meenal Iyer

Survey Monkey
VP of Data

Sajjad Jaffer

Head of Data, Analytics and Machine Learning

Gaurav Jindal

VP Data

Srujana Kaddevarmuth

Sr. Director, Data & Machine Learning Center of Excellence (COE)

Zoher Karu

Blue Shield of California
Chief Data & Analytics Officer

Manesh Kitanhoth

Sr. Director, Data and Analytics

Kirit Kottam

Green Dot
Sr. Director Data Science

Sudeep Kumar

Global Head of Enterprise Data and Analytics

Francesca La O

Early Warning
Chief Data Officer

Michelle Littlefield

City and County of San Francisco, CA
Chief Data Officer

Manjula Mahajan

Model N
Head of IT

Sharad Mathur

Global Head of Data & Analytics

Cindy Muscio

Head of Data

Ravi Nandagopalan

Director –Data & Artificial Intelligence

William Neil

JPMorgan Chase
VP Client Data and Data Architecture

Flo Oswald

Guaranteed Rate
VP Data Strategy and Governance

Vivek Patel

Ampere Computing
Head of Global IT Operations & Data Management

Robin Patra

ARCO Construction
Director strategy- Data, Analytics & AI

Brad Pflum

Course Hero
Head of Analytics & Data Science

Vinay Reddy Ravoola

SVP, Data & Analytics

Anand Sahasram

Dodge & Cox

Sri Saikrishnan

Vice President, Data and Intelligence

Barkha Saxena

McKinsey and Company
Global Chief Data Officer

Amit Sethi

New Relic
VP, Data Technology & Engineering

Sriram Sirisinahal

Head of Enterprise Data

Qinghua Song

Gilead Sciences
Head of Data and Statistical Science - Kite Pharma

Deep Ratna Srivastav

Franklin Templeton
Global Head of AI & Digital Transformation

Ashok Srivastava

Chief Data Officer

Vinesh Sukumar

Head of AI Product

Anahita Tafvizi

VP, Head of Data Science and Analytics

Hemang Timbadia

Global Head of Payments Data Engineering & Analytics

Hemant Todi

Delta Dental of California
Vice President, Data Analytics & Insights

Sandeep Uttamchandani

VP of Data & Analytics

Jeremy Welland


Sophine (Yue) Zhang

Meraki, Inc.
Head of Data Science

Join your peers to discuss the most critical issues impacting CDAOs today.

  1. Foster a Strong Data and Analytics Function Through Leadership and Influence
  2. Restructuring Data Strategy and Governance to Responsibly Deploy Generative AI
  3. Enhance Data Literacy Across the Organization to Drive Business Value

Upcoming Programs


August 8, 2024 | 1 hour

San Francisco CDAO Town Hall

San Francisco CDAO Town Hall

An interactive, peer-led discussion on current topics and priorities.

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September 5, 2024 | 1 hour

San Francisco CDAO Town Hall

San Francisco CDAO Town Hall

An interactive, peer-led discussion on current topics and priorities.

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November 2024 | 1 day

San Francisco CDAO Executive Summit

Walk away from this peer-led program with new connections and with actionable insights.

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