Southern California CDAO Executive Summit

May 23, 2024 | Renaissance Long Beach Hotel

May 23, 2024
Renaissance Long Beach Hotel


Collaborate with your peers

Get together with Southern California's top CDAOs to tackle shared business challenges and critical priorities facing your role today. Participate in this one-day, local program with peer-driven topics and interactive discussions with your true C-level peers.

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

Implementing AI with Ethical Integrity and Governance

Leveraging Trust in Data Sharing for Business Growth

Assessing Data and Analytics' ROI for Sustainable Investments

Southern California CDAO Governing Body

The Governing Body Co-Chairs shape the summit agenda, ensuring that all content is driven by CDAOs, for CDAOs.

Governing Body Co-Chairs

Meetali Agarwal

Domino's Pizza
VP, Head of Data

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

What to Expect

Interactive Sessions

Hear from CDAO practitioners and thought leaders on how they're solving critical challenges impacting your role today in Keynote sessions, and join smaller, interactive discussions with your peers in Breakout and Boardroom sessions.

Community Networking

Make new connections and catch up with old friends in casual conversations during dedicated time for networking designed to better acquaint you with your Southern California CDAO community.

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a private, one-on-one setting through Evanta's Peer-to-Peer Meetings. You will be matched with peers in your community based on your shared interests and priorities.


Coming Soon

The CDAO Executive Summit agendas are driven by the mission-critical priorities identified among the community. Each agenda is uniquely crafted ’by CDAOs, for CDAOs,’ and will be available closer to the gathering. All topics and sessions will be inspired by the following themes.

Foster a Strong Data and Analytics Function Through Leadership and Influence

CDAOs must increasingly demonstrate how D&A can improve business processes, lead to better decisions and support digital transformation. CDAOs must foster critical leadership behaviors such as influencing, communication and building an engaged team to drive a strong data function throughout the enterprise.

Restructuring Data Strategy and Governance to Responsibly Deploy Generative AI

As AI and associated emerging technologies continue to disrupt businesses, CDAOs must continue to assess the organizational readiness, evaluate existing analytics capabilities, ensure effective governance and determine the true implications of generative AI throughout the organization.

Enhance Data Literacy Across the Organization to Drive Business Value

Making data-informed decisions a habit across the enterprise is key to driving digital business. CDAOs must work to enhance data literacy across all business units, making it easier for business users to integrate data and analytics into their workflow and generate business value.

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.


Venue & Accommodation

Renaissance Long Beach Hotel

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Renaissance Long Beach Hotel at a reduced conference rate. Reservations should be made online or by calling 562-437-5900.

Deadline to book using the discounted room rate of $269 USD (plus tax) is April 29, 2024.

Your Community Partners

CDAO Thought Leader
Key Partner
Program Partners

Community Program Manager

For inquiries related to this community, please reach out to your dedicated contact.

Casey Tomooka

Community Program Manager