San Francisco CDAO Inner Circle

April 18, 2024 | Allied Arts Guild

April 18, 2024
Allied Arts Guild


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:

Foster a Strong Data and Analytics Function Through Leadership and Influence

Restructuring Data Strategy and Governance to Responsibly Deploy Generative AI

Enhance Data Literacy Across the Organization to Drive Business Value

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

Christopher Paskins

Global Head of Data Strategy, Governance and Quality


April 18, 2024

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

5:30pm - 6:45pm  Discussion Topics

Succeeding in a World Fueled by Generative AI

Graeme Thompson headshot

Graeme Thompson

SVP and Chief Information Officer


Kiran Mysore headshot

Kiran Mysore

Chief Data & Analytics Officer

Sutter Health

Zoher Karu headshot

Zoher Karu

Chief Data & Analytics Officer

Blue Shield of California

Francesca La O headshot

Francesca La O

Chief Data Officer

Early Warning

Flo Oswald headshot

Flo Oswald

VP Data Strategy and Governance

Guaranteed Rate

Sharad Mathur headshot

Sharad Mathur

Global Head of Data & Analytics


Bala Sahejpal headshot

Bala Sahejpal

Chief Data Officer


Deep Ratna Srivastav headshot

Deep Ratna Srivastav

Global Head of AI & Digital Transformation

Franklin Templeton

Anahita Tafvizi headshot

Anahita Tafvizi

VP, Head of Data Science, Strategy & Business Operations


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

Evanta cares about the health and safety of our community. Please review the following recommendations prior to attending the gathering.




  • Free self park on-site at venue operated parking lot. 
  • Main lot is located at the intersection of Cambridge and Arbor. 
  • Ushers in the parking lot will direct you to the dinner space upon arrival.

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