Southern California 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

Southern California CDAO Governing Body

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


Meetali Agarwal

Fidelity Investments
Vice President, Analytics & Insights

Mike Burkes

Ultra Mobile
SVP, Enterprise Information Management (CDO)

Prachi Priya

Team One
Chief Data Officer

Matt Smith

Microsoft Corporation
Chief Data Officer - West Enterprise Operating Unit


Seiji Akiyama

AAA National
Chief Data Officer & VP

Stephen Alford

Worldwide Environmental

Lokesh Anand

Circle K
Head of Global Data & Analytics Engineering

Phil Bangayan

Principal Data Scientist

Richard Battersby

AEG Worldwide
SVP Data, Analytics & Strategy

Kathi Chandler-Payatt

MGM Studios
Sr Analytics and Sales Strategy Manager

Chuck Chekuri


Subash D'Souza

California State University
Director, Cloud Data Engineering

Hovannes Daniels

Kaiser Permanente
VP, Care Delivery Data & Analytics

Ibrahim Debbagh

SVP, Head of Data Analytics and Intelligence Engineering

Brian Docili

VP, Information Technology

Stephan Erberich

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Chief Data Officer

Michael Fein

The Trade Desk
VP, Global Marketing Strategy & Operations

Brad Furukawa

Northrop Grumman
VP, Corporate Data & CTO

Hans Ghekiere

Head of Data Management

Abhijeet Gulati

Mitchell International
Head of AI, Sr Director of AI & ML Engineering, Smart Solutions

Zane Hall

Analog Devices
Executive Director, IT

Martin Hosseini

Bristol-Myers Squibb
Enterprise Analytics, Head of Data Quality & Data Issue Management

Yogesh Joshi

SVP Global Data and Analytics

Kiran Kanetkar

Pendulum Therapeutics
Vice President - Data and Analytics

Brian Kleber

US Head of Data

Seongjoon Koo

Head of Data and Analytics, Global Development Operations

Abhijeet Kumar

Head, Marketing Analytics

Yiqun (Helen) Li

Eli Lilly and Company
Sr. Director of Digital Transformation

James Lin

Head of AI/ML Innovation

Stephanie Madison

University of California
Chief Quality, Data Analytics, Performance Management, Knowledge Management & PMO Officer

Mohammed Mahbouba

Radiology Partners
Chief Data Officer

Rajeev Mehrotra

Western Dental Services
VP of Business Systems, Engineering, Analytics, & Big Data

Shahin Mohammadkhani

United Talent Agency
Vice President, Engineering & AI

Manzoor Mohideen

Pacific Life Insurance
AVP; Head of Data Management - Retirement Division

Carey Moretti

VP, Enterprise Data & Analytics

Eva Pereira

City of Los Angeles, CA
Chief Data Officer

Sreeram Potukuchi

Republic Services
Director, Head of Enterprise Data

Neha Purohit

United Talent Agency
VP, Data Infrastructure Engineering

Usman Quddoos


Mike Thompson

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Vice President, Enterprise Data Intelligence

Max Trichet

Capital Group
Head of NAD Data Management & Governance

Zeena Wright

Chipotle Mexican Grill
Global Data Governance & Management

Bruce Yen

VP, Retail Applications

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

  1. Revising D&A strategy with a focus on generative AI
  2. Enabling a culture of data fluency through psychological safety
  3. Modernizing data governance with evolving business objectives

Upcoming Programs


November 30, 2023 | 1 hour

Southern California CDAO Town Hall

Data and AI – Driving Value for Your Organization

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

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May 23, 2024 | 1 day

Southern California CDAO Executive Summit

Renaissance Long Beach Hotel

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

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