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 & Analytics Officer

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

Head of Digital Transformation, Future Midstream & Strategy

Nalini Polavarapu

Bayer Corporation
Vice President - Enterprise Analytics and Data Science

Salema Rice

Global Managing Director, Applied Intelligence

Tamara Roust

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

Andy Ashta

Head of Enterprise Data Modeling and Engineering

Michael Baker

Chamberlain Group
VP, Advanced Analytics

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, Enterprise Data Lake Leader at Synchrony

Peter Chung

Wolters Kluwer
Director Business Intelligence

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

John Hassman

Analytics Leader l CDO

David Hirschfeld

Chief Data Officer

Shamsa Jafri

Wells Fargo
Executive, Head of Media & Owned Channel Science

Kurt Johnson

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

Ram Karnati

Synchrony Financial
VP Data Engineering

Rajeeve Kaul

Corp Vice President- Global Pricing Officer

Matthew Kelly

Northern Trust
SVP, Digital & Automation

Jawad Khan

Tufts Medical Center
Chief Data Officer

Chad Konchak

NorthShore University HealthSystem
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 Hospitals and Clinics
Vice President, Enterprise Analytics

Sean MacCarthy

Claire's Stores, Inc.
Executive Director Global Analytics and Store Segmentation

Andrea Marks

Vice President, Clinical Performance

Bhavna Mehta

Cincinnati Children's
Vice President, Data and Analytics

Prasannal Nithyanandam

Volkswagen Group of America
Head of Data and Analytics

Kushal Pasari

AVP, Digital Transformation | Data Analytics

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

Daniel Reaume

Chief Analytics Director

PC Reddy

CNH Industrial America
Head of Global Data and Analytics

Tim Riddle

Senior Director, Enterprise Analytics

Dave Sawdey

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

Vikrant Saxena

Global Atlantic Financial Group
Chief Analytics Officer

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

Bhatt Vadlamani

VP of Enterprise Architecture

Danielle Voyles

VP, Enterprise Data & Analytics

Serdar Yorgancigil

SVP, Digital Enablement

“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


September 22, 2022 | 1 hour

Chicago CDO Virtual Town Hall

Leading with Data — Propelling Organizational Success

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

Learn More


November 29, 2022 | 1 day

Chicago CDO Executive Summit

Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

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

Learn More

Your Community Partners

Global Thought Leader
CDO Thought Leader