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. Expanding digital business & accelerating value creation
  2. Influencing culture & collaboration with governance
  3. Orchestrating change & empowering real-time decisions

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.


James Bolles

Southern Company
Director, Enterprise Solutions COEs

Snorwlor “Sno” Bropleh

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

Vijay Gandapodi

Reynolds American
Head of IT - Data, Reporting, Analytics

Diwakar Goel

BlackRock Inc
Global Head of Data Platform and Solutions

Rajeev Kapur

Kimberly-Clark Corporation
VP Commercial Transformation

Sesha Madapoosi

Exec Director, Data & Analytics Products

Karthikeyan Ramasamy

Vice President - AI Product Development & Strategy

Kenneth Viciana

VP, Global Data & Analytics Products


Jeff Afonso

SVP, Global Data Management

Minoo Agarwal

RTI International
Sr. Director, Enterprise Data & Analytics

Gregory Brown

Vice President of the Global Advanced Technology Group

Anthony Canitano

Senior Director, Business Analytics - Enterprise Data Science

Ningyu Chen

Inspire Brands
SVP, Digital Technology and Enterprise Data

Colin Coleman

Inspire Brands
Chief Data and Analytics Officer

Marcy Cunningham

Director, Information Governance

Krish Das

Inspire Brands
Head of Enterprise Data

Rashu Garg

Wells Fargo
Head of Enterprise Data Strategy and Simplification

Marsal Gavalda

Head of Machine Learning, Commerce Platform

Sudipto Ghose

Sr Director - Corporate Insights

Dharika Hopkins

First Advantage
Director, Information Governance

Marc Hunt

Director of Data Services, Enterprise Analytics

Mark Jackson

Piedmont Healthcare
Executive Director of Business Intelligence

Dennis Jensen

Republic National Distributing Company
Vice President, Enterprise Information Management

Santosh Kudva

GE Power
Chief Data Officer & CIO-Finance/HR

Farukh Lakhani

Essilor of America
Sr. Director Sales Analytics and Operations

Sylvester Morgan

Executive Director, Enterprise Data Management

Mustafa Nisar

The Home Depot
Head of Data Science and Analytics Strategy

Brandie Szuda

Chief Data Officer

Meenakshi Thanikachalam

Head of Data & Analytics, Strategy, Architecture

Siva Thiyagasamudram

Mohawk Industries
Senior Director - Data and Insights

Avinash Tripathi

University of Phoenix
Vice President of Analytics - Marketing Analytics and Marketing Sciences

Binu Varghese

Data & Analytics CTO, Global Data, Analytics & AI Leader

“In the past couple of months, Houston virtual CDO events have been a fantastic source of communication and networking with peers. Covid-19 has thrown us a lot of social challenges, but thanks to Evanta and their conscientious efforts, virtual boardrooms and roundtables are here to stay.”


Upcoming Programs


July 26, 2022 | 1 hour

Atlanta CDO Virtual Boardroom

Atlanta CDO Virtual Boardroom

An intimate and interactive conversation framed around a hot topic or priority.

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September 22, 2022 | 1 hour

Atlanta CDO Virtual Town Hall

Atlanta CDO Virtual Town Hall

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

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December, 2022 | 1 day

Atlanta CDO Executive Summit

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

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