Chicago CDO Community

Join a powerful network of peers

Connect with a local community of like-minded peers who share similar challenges and priorities. Access the collective expertise of CDOs from diverse experiences, backgrounds and industries. Members of the community come together several times a year to connect with each other, exchange ideas and experiences, and validate strategies and solutions.

Join your local community for exclusive access to:


Participate in year-round gatherings with your local peer group featuring unparalleled opportunities for collaboration, in-depth discussions and networking.


Exchange peer-validated strategies, solutions and partners, and access exclusive community insights to learn how other CDOs approach similar challenges.


Make new connections, enhance your career through an exclusive network, and build lasting relationships with peers.

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 & Analytics Officer

Shamsa Jafri

Wells Fargo
Executive, Head of Media & Owned Channel Science

Mike Jennings

Walgreens Boots Alliance
Senior Director, Customer Data Platform & Solutions, Marketing Technologies

Scott Kaufman

Baker Tilly
Chief Analytics and Data officer

Madhav Madaboosi

Head of Digital Transformation, Future Midstream & Strategy

Prasannal Nithyanandam

Volkswagen Group of America
Head of Data and Advanced Analytics

Nalini Polavarapu

Bayer Corporation
Vice President - Enterprise Analytics and Data Science

Sid Raina

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Divisional VP Data and Analytics

Kevin Salzmann

BMO Harris
Head of Digital and Data Architecture, Commercial Banking


Naveed Asem

Head of Global Analytics and Insights

Andy Ashta

Head of Enterprise Data Modeling and Engineering

Michael Baker

Chamberlain Group
VP, Advanced Analytics

Michael Baraz

Walgreens Boots Alliance
Head of Global Finance Data Office

Wendy Batchelder

SVP of Global Data Governance & Chief Data Officer of Trust

Venit Bhanawat

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

Christopher Boone

Vice President, Global Head Health Economics and Outcomes Research

James Boudreault

CME Group
Global Head of Data Science

Ashley Brinegar

Titanium Metals Corporation
Chief Data Officer

Vishal Chawla

Kemper Corporation
Enterprise Data Leader

Madhava Chundru

Synchrony Financial
Vice President, Data Products

Peter Chung

Wolters Kluwer
Director Business Intelligence

Brett Collins

Director Data Science

Spencer Collins

NorthShore University HealthSystem
AVP Health Information Technology

Joe DeCosmo

Chief Analytics Officer

Farouk Ferchichi

Chief Data & Analytics Officer

Don Fleschut

Chief Data Officer

Ravi Ginjupalli

Plante Moran
Head of Digital Solutions & Data Analytics

Mani Gunasekaran

KeHE Distributors
VP of Product Engineering

John Hassman

Analytics Leader l CDO

David Hirschfeld

Chief Data Officer

Ram Karnati

Synchrony Financial
VP Data Engineering

Rajeeve Kaul

Corp Vice President- Global Pricing Officer

Matthew Kelly

Northern Trust Asset Management
SVP, Digital & Automation

Jawad Khan

Tufts Medical Center
Chief Data & Analytics Officer

Vikas Khanna

ABN AMRO Clearing Bank
Executive Director, Global Head of Data

Chad Konchak

NorthShore Edwards Elmhurst Health
Assistant Vice President, Clinical Analytics

Laté Lawson

Senior Director, Customer Information Design & Operations

Patrick Leonard

Global BI, Data & Analytics

Dave Litos

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

John Long

UW Health
Vice President, Solution Delivery

Sean MacCarthy

Camping World
VP of Analytics

Andrea Marks

Vice President, Clinical Performance

Bhavna Mehta

Cincinnati Children's
Assistant Vice President, Data and Analytics

Kushal Pasari

AVP, Digital Transformation | Data Analytics

Omkar Patel

Zurich North America
Vice President, Data Analytics Engineering & Platforms

Amit Patil

Head, NA Retail GTM

Mohan Putcha

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

Karthik Raja

Chief Data Science Officer

Vijay Rajandram

Northern Trust Asset Management
Chief Data Officer

Anand Ramakrishnan

Rotary International
Director - Enterprise Architecture & Data Engineering

Daniel Reaume

CAT Digital
Chief Analytics Director

PC Reddy

CNH Industrial America
Head of Global Data and Analytics

Salema Rice

Global Managing Director, Applied Intelligence

Tim Riddle

Senior Director, Enterprise Analytics

Tammy Roust

Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Chief Data Officer

Dave Sawdey

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

Vikrant Saxena

Global Atlantic Financial Group
Analytics Officer

Winthrop Short

VP, Information Management

Molly Shutt

Managing Director, Head of Data 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

Atif Usman

Zimmer Biomet
Global Data, Analytics, and Data Science Director

Dr. Bhatt Vadlamani

VP of Enterprise Architecture

Danielle Voyles

Vice President, Digital & Data Transformation

Serdar Yorgancigil

Jet Support Services
SVP, Digital Enablement

Jimmy yang

Chief Risk Analytics and Infrastructure Officer

“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


March, 2023 | an evening

Chicago CDO Inner Circle

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

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October, 2023 | 1 day

Chicago CDO Executive Summit

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

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