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.


Jorge Balestra

Kraft Heinz
Global Director - Advanced Analytics COE (CDO)

Tony Cyriac

Charles Schwab
Chief Data and Analytics Officer

Mike Jennings

Walgreens Boots Alliance
Sr. Director, Global Data Architecture

Madhav Madaboosi

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

Andrea Marks

Chief Analytics Officer

Nalini Polavarapu

Bayer Corporation
Head of Data science - Customer Centricity

Tammy Roust

State of Illinois
Chief Data Officer

Kevin Salzmann

BMO Harris
US Chief Data & Analytics Officer


Dave Abatangelo

EVRAZ North America
Director of Business Intelligence

Naveed Asem

Guaranteed Rate
Chief Data and Analytics Officer

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

Bill Clarkin

VP, Head of Data & Analytics

Joe DeCosmo

Chief Analytics Officer

Don Fleschut

Chief Data Officer

Dennis Hall

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

John Hassman

Analytics Leader

Adam Hutsler

White Lodging
VP of Business Intelligence

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
VP, Chief Architect

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

“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

Virtual Programs

February 18, 2021

Chicago CDO Virtual Town Hall

Aspirational Strategies for 2021 – CDOs Set True North

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

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April 15, 2021

Chicago CDO Virtual Boardroom

Chicago CDO Virtual Boardroom

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

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May 19, 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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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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