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. Embedding D&A in business strategy and results
  2. Reengineering decision-making across the business
  3. Scaling a data-first culture

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.


Tony Cyriac

Charles Schwab
Chief Data and Analytics Officer

Mike Jennings

Walgreens Boots Alliance
Sr. Director, Global Data Architecture

Scott Kaufman

CME Group
Chief Data OFficer

Madhav Madaboosi

BP United States
Head of Data Analytics & Data Science, Alternative Energy, Shipping & Group Function

Andrea Marks

SVP, Chief Analytics Officer

Nalini Polavarapu

Bayer Corporation
Head of Data science - Customer Centricity

Tamara Roust

Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Chief Data Officer

Kevin Salzmann

BMO Harris
US Chief Data & Analytics Officer

Gagan Singh

Chief Data Officer


Dave Abatangelo

Wavicle Data Solutions
Director of Data Visualization

Naveed Asem

Head of Global Analytics and Insights

Neil Bahroos

University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System

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

Ipsos US
SVP Customer Experience and Analytics

Joe DeCosmo

Chief Analytics Officer

Farouk Ferchichi

Chief Data & Analytics Officer

Don Fleschut

Chief Data Officer

Dennis Hall

Head of Analytics, Pricing & Insights (Merchant Joint Ventures & Acquirer Processing)

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

Chad Konchak

NorthShore University HealthSystem
Senior Director, Analytics

Adam Kornick

Chief Data Technologist

Laté Lawson

Senior Director, Customer Information Design & Operations

Dave Litos

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

Dan Pikelny

Vice President and Chief Analytics Officer

Mohan Putcha

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

Sid Raina

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Divisional VP Data and Analytics

Marilyn Richards

Smithfield Foods Inc
Director, IT

Dave Sawdey

Director, Business Intelligence

Winthrop Short

VP, Information Management

Chad Stallings

Merieux NutriSciences
Global Chief Information Officer

Tim Suther

Change Healthcare
Senior Vice President & General Manager, Data Solutions

Bryan Tabiadon

Vice President, Data Mgmt & Analytics

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


Upcoming Events

In-person Programs

November 2, 2021

Chicago CDO Executive Summit

Marriott Marquis Chicago

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

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Virtual Programs

June 29, 2021

Chicago CDO Virtual Town Hall

Cloud Migration — Mitigate Risk and Accelerate Time-to-Value

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

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September 28, 2021

Chicago CDO Virtual Town Hall

Chicago CDO Virtual Town Hall

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

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