Washington, DC CDAO Virtual Executive Summit

June 8, 2021 | 8:00am - 3:00pm EDT

June 8, 2021 | 8:00am - 3:00pm EDT

Collaborate with your peers

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

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

Governing Body Co-Chairs

Aravind Jagannathan

Freddie Mac
VP, Single-Family Chief Data Officer

Peter Maynard

SVP Global Data & Analytics

Jodi Morton

KPMG North America
Chief Data Officer

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.


8:00am - 8:45am  EDT Keynote

How to Balance Sensitive Data with First-Class Customer Service

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Richard Geering

VP/GM - Financial Services & Insurance


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Sravan Kasarla

Chief Data Officer


It’s only a matter of time until organizations are entirely cloud-based. However, with more than half of organizations planning to adopt more than one cloud data platform in the next two years, DataOps and automated data access governance will be critical for breaking down data silos and ensuring analytics data does what it’s supposed to: drive business results.

Join Immuta and fellow CDOs to learn:

  • The three biggest challenges for DataOps teams managing cloud data platforms and how to avoid them
  • Why traditional approaches to data access governance will become obsolete as real-time data analytics become necessary to compete
  • How to provide self-service data access and automated security across cloud data platforms, enabling collaborative data use and innovation at scale

8:45am - 9:00am  EDT Break

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

Gaining Certainty in an Uncertain Time — CDO’s Blaze the Path Forward

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Andy Jaquith

Chief Information Security Officer & GM, Cyber


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Rashu Garg

SVP - Head Of Data and Analytics Products

Regions Financial Corporation

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Roberta Hyland

Chief Data Officer

National Student Clearinghouse

In an era of digitization, business and personal risk exposure have increased rapidly due to the nature of transitive risks and dependencies driven by both connectivity and interdependence. In today’s world, it is clear that harm is no longer just the externally visible fire and flood; it underscores non-damage business interruption. CDOs have the opportunity to play a key role in combating these uncertainties with data-driven insights and strategies which will serve to increase transparency and protect their organizations.

Join us for this in-depth session as data and analytics leaders discuss:

  • How to navigate disparate data sources to find applicable insights 
  • Building a shared understanding of dynamic risks across the organization
  • The pivotal role of CDOs in transforming risks into operational advantages

10:00am - 10:45am  EDT Keynote

The Challenge of Change — Embracing Data Governance and Data Intelligence

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Sam Benedict

Vice President - Solution Strategy

erwin by Quest

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Jay Como

Chief Data Officer, Finance

Silicon Valley Bank

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Tom Dunlap

Chief Data Officer

London Stock Exchange

Even within highly innovative organizations, where there is a propensity to adopt change readily, numerous obstacles can exist in implementing new technologies and the associated processes. In this session, we will explore some of the most common challenges and suggestions for overcoming them – based on recent developments and real-world experiences. Our panel will discuss how they have used data governance and data intelligence to drive growth and competitive differentiation, focused on the end-game value rather than the obstacles. 

This keynote panel will discuss:

  • Top reasons to embrace data-driven change
  • Facing resistance by building consensus and facilitating collaboration
  • How competition influences strategic plans
  • First-hand advice based on panelists’ own data transformation journeys

10:45am - 11:00am  EDT Break

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

Automation for Improved Data Intelligence

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Peggy Tsai

Vice President of Data Solutions


Dr. Satyam Priyadarshy headshot

Dr. Satyam Priyadarshy

Technology Fellow and Chief Data Scientist


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Aravind Jagannathan

VP, Single-Family Chief Data Officer

Freddie Mac

Data leaders have immense quantities of data at their fingertips; but the volume, variety and speed of which data sources continue to grow make it impossible to manage manually, leading to necessary automation for effective data management. Enriching traditional data catalogs with automation and machine learning capabilities enable CDOs to champion successful data management strategies.

In this session, you will discuss:

  • Empowering collaboration and trust in data through strategic data stewardship
  • Best practices for cleaning the data environment to reduce risk and the cost of storing data
  • Methods for utilizing ML & AI to create a comprehensive data environment for data intelligence

11:00am - 12:00pm  EDT Executive Boardroom

Agility & Efficiency for Smarter Decision Making

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Doug Bryan

AI Strategist


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Ed Colet

VP, Data Management & Engineering


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Renata Miskell

Chief Data and Analytics Officer

Department of Health and Human Services

In the wake of a worldwide disruption, there is a sense of uncertainty for many organizations. Data is moving faster than ever and it is critical for organizations to increase agility and make smarter business decisions to maintain their competitive advantage. 

In this session you will discuss:

  • Exploiting new business opportunities while focusing on the most valuable investment priorities
  • Methods for managing disruptive forces and changing market conditions to better serve customers and collaborate more effectively with strategic partners
  • Tactics for moving beyond center-out strategies to create agile data and analytics strategies to deliver a competitive advantage

11:00am - 12:00pm  EDT Executive Boardroom

Good, Clean Fun — Implementing Strong Data Quality Practices

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Jon Minkoff

CDO, Enforcement Bureau

Federal Communications Commission

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Jodi Morton

Chief Data Officer

KPMG North America

High-quality data is essential to keep a business running and competitive but many organizations struggle with data quality issues. CDOs must systematically approach these challenges with a multifaced approach involving people, governance, processes and technologies.

In this session, you’ll discuss:

  • Methods for maintaining data quality and consistency from disparate sources
  • Breaking down data silos and using data holistically across the organization
  • Connecting business to data with tools including data lineage and catalogues

12:45pm - 1:15pm  EDT 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 Washington, DC community. 

12:30pm - 12:45pm  EDT Break

12:00pm - 12:45pm  EDT Keynote

Driving Digital Transformation with a 360-degree View of the Customer Journey

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Todd Blashka



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Mark Megerian

Senior Distinguished Engineer


Organizations have spent an abundance of resources over the last couple of decades, building a comprehensive view of their customer information with multiple data warehouses, marts, and lakes. Today, CDOs are striving for a 360-degree view of customer information in real-time, supported by streaming operational data to improve experiences, such as customer service, marketing, and operations.

Join Todd Blaschka, COO of TigerGraph, and Mark Megerian from Optum, as they discuss the best practices of building 360 view of the customer journey for 50 million members using Graph technology.

The session will cover:

  • Business drivers behind building a real-time Customer 360 journey
  • Considerations in designing and implementing the solution
  • Business outcomes from the solution

1:30pm - 3:00pm  EDT Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Meet virtually for in-depth conversations with your colleagues

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Community Program Manager