Chicago CDO Community

Gain powerful new perspectives

Join fellow CDOs in the Chicago 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

Chicago CDO Governing Body

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


Kristina Chambers

Chief Data Officer

Bill Clarkin

VP, Head of Data & Analytics

Mike Jennings

Walgreens Boots Alliance
Senior Director, Customer Data Platform (CDP) for Marketing Technologies

Scott Kaufman

Baker Tilly
Chief Analytics and Data officer

Madhav Madaboosi

BP United States
Head of Digital Transformation, Future Midstream & Strategy

Andrea Marks

Vice President, Clinical Performance

Nalini Polavarapu

Bayer Corporation
Vice President - Enterprise Analytics and Data Science

Salema Rice

Global Chief Data & Analytics Officer

Tamara Roust

Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Chief Data Officer

Kevin Salzmann

BMO Harris
US Chief Data & Analytics Officer

Gagan Singh

Chief Data Officer


Naveed Asem

Head of Global Analytics and Insights

Neil Bahroos

UI Health
Chief Research Informatics Officer

Venit Bhanawat

Director - Data Analytics Office - Big Data, Data Science & Advanced Analytics

Brian Bong

Senior Director, Enterprise Data & Architecture Solutions

Christopher Boone

Vice President, Global Head Health Economics and Outcomes Research

Ashley Brinegar

Titanium Metals Corporation
Chief Data Officer

Vishal Chawla

Kemper Corporation
Enterprise Data Leader

Joe DeCosmo

Chief Analytics Officer

Farouk Ferchichi

Chief Data & Analytics Officer

Don Fleschut

Chief Data Officer

John Hassman

Analytics Leader

David Hirschfeld

Marsh & McLennan
Chief Data Officer

Adam Hutsler

White Lodging
VP of Business Intelligence

Kurt Johnson

U.S. Cellular
Sr.Director-Data & Governance

Rajeeve Kaul

Corp Vice President- Global Pricing Officer

Chad Konchak

NorthShore University HealthSystem
Assistant Vice President, Clinical Analytics

Laté Lawson

Senior Director, Customer Information Design & Operations

Jane Le

University of Chicago
Director of Data Analytics

Patrick Leonard

Global BI, Data & Analytics

Dave Litos

S C Johnson & Son Inc
Sr. Director, Info. Mgmt. & CDO

John Long

UW Hospitals and Clinics
Vice President, Enterprise Analytics

Amit Patil

SRS Distribution
Global Leader, Data Strategy & Innovation

Mohan Putcha

Aon Corporation US
Global Vice President – Digital Transformation, Architecture & Product Strategy

Sid Raina

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Divisional VP Data and Analytics

Tim Riddle

Senior Product Director, Enterprise Analytics

Dave Sawdey

Avison Young
Principal, Global Leader of Portfolio Analytics and Business Intelligence

Winthrop Short

VP, Information Management

Chad Stallings

Merieux NutriSciences
Global CIO, CDO

Tim Suther

Change Healthcare
Senior Vice President & General Manager, Data Solutions

Bryan Tabiadon

Vice President, Data & Analytics

“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


February 24, 2022 | 1 hour

Chicago CDO Virtual Town Hall

Leading Through Uncertainty - Path to the Next Normal

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

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March 8, 2022 | an evening

Chicago CDO Inner Circle

Mid America Club

A gathering with peers to discuss timely topics over dinner in a private setting.

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