Texas CDAO Virtual Executive Summit

June 17, 2021 | 8:00am - 1:00pm CDT

June 17, 2021 | 8:00am - 1:00pm CDT

Collaborate with your peers

Come together with your peers virtually to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the Texas CDAO Virtual Executive Summit.

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

Delivering Value with Speed, Agility, and Trust

Mastering the Intricacies of Data Governance

Building Data Trust and Literacy Across the Organization

Governing Body Co-Chairs

Navin Advani

Vice President | BT - Supply Chain & Merchandising Technology and Enterprise Data & Analytics Platforms

David Bowlby

Occidental Petroleum
VP, Data & Analytics

Sebastian Gass

Quantum Energy Partners

Jayadev Gopinath

Toyota Motor North America
General Manager – Advanced Technologies, Data & Analytics

Mark Nance

American Fidelity Corporation
Chief Data Officer

Satyam Priyadarshy

Technology Fellow and Chief Data Scientist

Jackie Wallace

Baker Hughes
Senior Executive, Digital Technology

What to Expect

Connect with your CDAO community through a variety of different session formats at the upcoming Virtual Executive Summit. You'll have the opportunity to listen, engage and create lasting relationships with like-minded peers.


Hear from CDAO practitioners and thought leaders on how they’re approaching and solving critical challenges impacting your role today.


Discuss current topics and critical priorities in an intimate and interactive format.

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a private, one-on-one setting. You will be matched with peers in your community based on your shared interests and priorities.


June 17, 2021

8:00am - 8:45am  CDT Keynote

Creating Business Value Through Data Enablement

Rajeev Aluru headshot

Rajeev Aluru

Head of Operations Analytics


Modhar Khan headshot

Modhar Khan

Head of People Analytics


Kurt Muehmel headshot

Kurt Muehmel

Chief Customer Officer


Satyam Priyadarshy headshot

Satyam Priyadarshy

Technology Fellow and Chief Data Scientist


Digital business requires a flexible and adaptive governance approach. Many governance programs inhibit value generation by attempting to govern data use, overly restricting data usage and subsequently stifling value creation. With an increase in data consumers, governance is as much about enabling digital transformation as it is compliance and control.

This session will cover:

  • Identifying KPIs and KRIs impacting business processes while balancing risk and ROI within enterprise guardrails
  • Educating and empowering users to make data-driven decisions that create value for the business
  • Disbanding disparate siloes impeding the success of business initiatives

8:45am - 9:00am  CDT Break

9:00am - 10:00am  CDT Executive Boardroom

Draw Your Line to Data Literacy

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Ellen Nielsen

Chief Data Officer


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George Trujillo

VP Data Engineering

As data & analytics leaders, it's your role to work consistently and relentlessly to get data explicitly onto the business and personal agendas – stakeholder group by stakeholder group. Leading by example, leveraging storytelling to build business cases, and encouraging data fanatics are some philosophies around building a data literate and data-drive enterprise.

In this session, we'll discuss:

  • Philosophies on educating your organization to become data literate
  • Approaches to mitigate cultural challenges resistant to change
  • Tactics to develop data literacy

9:00am - 10:00am  CDT Executive Boardroom

Data and Analytics Governance — From Compliance and Control to Data Sharing and Value

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Edgar Enciso

EVP, Director of Digital Engagement and Data Analytics


Ryan Glasunow headshot

Ryan Glasunow

Sr. Director, Data Governance and Privacy Leader


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Amarnath Lingam

Head of Enterprise Advanced Analytics & Data Science/AI


As companies accelerate digital transformation governance of data and analytics needs to shift from being compliance centric to business value centric. CDOs are the key persona to help organizations evaluate the balance between risk mitigation and data democratization.

Join in this interactive boardroom to discuss:

  • Adapting the operating and governance models to balance data sharing and value with compliance and control
  • How to leverage new curation techniques to increase understanding and trust
  • How to leverage new consumption techniques to accelerate transformation and innovation

10:00am - 10:45am  CDT Keynote

Is Your Data Ready for the Next Wave of Digital Transformation?

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Rameshwar Balanagu

Head of Digital Automation


Lee Green headshot

Lee Green

Director, BI and EDW

Tokyo Electron America

Hemant Kulkarni headshot

Hemant Kulkarni

Head - Data & Insights


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John Schweitzer

EVP, Chief Revenue Officer


You’ve pursued cloud modernization for your infrastructure, applications, and analytics to capitalize on growth opportunities as pent up demand gets unleashed. Today’s data leaders are challenged to re-envision business models, optimize operations with finite budgets, and convert innovations into scalable capabilities. Now more than ever, companies are facing increased competition and seeking innovative ways to remain at the top of their industries. In a cloud-first world the only thing you own to drive competitive differentiation is your data. How you manage and use it determines whether you become an industry disruptor, or get left behind.

Join this session to:

  • Brainstorm business strategies for diverse data management and governance demands in tight financial environments
  • Debate organizational approaches to flexible and agile data operations to keep pace with evolving business needs
  • Discuss methods for operationalizing cost reduction processes at scale for maximum ROI

10:45am - 11:00am  CDT Break

11:00am - 11:30am  CDT Networking

Meet the Speakers

Don't miss this opportunity to meet with CDO practitioners and industry thought leaders who shared their insights on the agenda. Come with questions and get ready to meet new friends in this casual session designed to foster peer connections and collaboration in the Houston community. 

11:30am - 1:00pm  CDT Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Meet virtually for in-depth conversations with your colleagues

June 17, 2021

Your Community Partners

CDAO Thought Leaders
Program Partner

Community Program Manager

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

Joseph Nattress

Senior Program Manager – Territory Specialist