San Francisco CDAO Inner Circle

April 13, 2023 | China Live

April 13, 2023
China Live

Collaborate with your peers

Join San Francisco'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

San Francisco 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

Shadaab Kanwal

Charles Schwab
MD - Digital, Data, and Analytics Services

Christopher Paskins

Director of Enterprise Data Governance


April 13, 2023

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

5:30pm - 6:45pm  Discussion Topics

Enabling Self-Service Data to Drive Organizational Success

Peter Ku headshot

Peter Ku

Vice President & Chief Financial Services Strategist, Banking, Financial Services, Insurance


Brady Cole headshot

Brady Cole

Chief Data Officer

Bank of the West

Zoher Karu headshot

Zoher Karu

Chief Data & Analytics Officer

Blue Shield of California

Sharad Mathur headshot

Sharad Mathur

Global Head of Data & Analytics

Zoom Video Communications

Sriram Sirisinahal headshot

Sriram Sirisinahal

Head of Corporate Data

Unity Technologies

Kamal Panda headshot

Kamal Panda

SVP, Head of Operations & Data - Corporate Asset Liability Management

Wells Fargo

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

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Complimentary Parking will be provided at the North Beach Parking lot, located across the street from China Live.

Address: 661 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133

Attendees will mention that they are attending the "Evanta Inner Circle Dinner Event" and will be given access to reserved parking. 

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