Atlanta CDO Community

Gain powerful new perspectives

Join fellow CDOs in the Atlanta community to solve critical leadership challenges through the collective experiences and expertise of the network.

Invaluable network

Build a strong professional network where you live and work. Access the collective expertise of your true peers all in one place. Make new connections and catch up with old friends.

Peer collaboration

Gain new perspectives from peers who understand your most critical priorities and are facing the same challenges -- generate ideas, share real-life experiences and get forward-looking guidance and insights.

Actionable insights

Exchange best practices, validate strategies and walk away with practical insights that are immediately actionable.

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

  1. Adopting modern D&A strategies and operating models that deliver business value in volatile environments
  2. Generating measurable economic benefits to the business from available data assets and advanced analytics
  3. Becoming a master change agent and driving data literacy across the enterprise

Atlanta CDO Governing Body

A regional Governing Body leads the Atlanta CDO community, shaping the topics and agendas for your local programs and ensuring that all content is driven by CDOs, for CDOs.


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James Bolles

Southern Company
Director, Enterprise Solutions COEs

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Snorwlor “Sno” Bropleh

Habitat for Humanity
Global Director for Operations - Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter

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Steve Einbender

The Home Depot
Senior Data Scientist, CyberSecurity Advanced Analytics

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Dr. Vijay Gandapodi

Reynolds American
Global IT Head – Marketing Analytics and Data science.

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Diwakar Goel

General Electric
VP – Global Chief Data Officer

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Rajeev Kapur

Chief Data Officer

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Sesha Madapoosi

Exec Director, Data & Analytics Products

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Karthikeyan Ramasamy

Georgia- Pacific
Advanced Analytics and Strategy Leader

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Kenneth Viciana

First Data Corporation
Director Information Risk Management


Jeff Afonso

SVP, Global Data Management

Anthony Canitano

Delta Air Lines
General Manager - Advanced Analytics and Data Science

Ningyu Chen

VP, Data Platforms & Services

Colin Coleman

SVP Data and Analytics

Krish Das

Inspire Brands
Head of Enterprise Data

Marsal Gavalda

Head of Machine Learning, Commerce Platform

Sudipto Ghose

Sr. Director - Cloud, CRM, Data & Analytics

Dharika Hopkins

Cox Communications
Sr. Dir., Enterprise BI, Data & Info. Mgmt.

Marcus Hunt

Principal Team Leader, Enterprise Analytics

Mark Jackson

Piedmont Healthcare
Director of Business Intelligence

Dennis Jensen

Genuine Parts
Senior Director of Enterprise Information Management

Santosh Kudva

GE Power
VP, Data & Analytics

Sylvester Morgan

General Motors
IT Transformation Leader, Data Management

Brandie Szuda

Chief Data Officer

Siva Thiyagasamudram

Under Armour
Director - Data, Analytics and Innovation

Upcoming programs

December 2, 2020

2020 Atlanta CDO Executive Summit

St. Regis Atlanta

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

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June 2021

2021 Atlanta CDO Executive Summit

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

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“I especially appreciate the chance to interact with peers from other companies and industries to share the woes and triumphs of data management.”


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