Chicago CDO Inner Circle

September 15, 2020, Mid America Club

September 15, 2020
Mid America Club


Collaborate with your peers

Get together with your peers to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the Chicago CDO Inner Circle.

Join your peers to discuss the most critical issues impacting CDOs today:

Adopting D&A strategies and operating models that deliver business value in volatile environments

Generating measurable economic benefits to the business from data assets and advanced analytics

Becoming a master change agent and driving data literacy across the enterprise

Chicago CDO Governing Body

The Governing Body Co-Chairs shape the summit agenda, ensuring that all content is driven by CDOs, for CDOs.


Jorge Balestra headshot

Jorge Balestra

Kraft Heinz
Director of IT - COE, Analytics Solutions

Tony Cyriac headshot

Tony Cyriac

Bank of Montreal
Chief Data Officer

Mike Jennings headshot

Mike Jennings

Walgreens Boots Alliance
Sr. Director, Data Architecture, Global Enterprise Architecture

Madhav Madaboosi headshot

Madhav Madaboosi

Principal Data Scientist and Data Analytics Service Portfolio Owner Alternative Energy, Shipping and Group Functions

Andrea Marks headshot

Andrea Marks

Chief Analytics Officer

Gokula Mishra headshot

Gokula Mishra

Sr. Director, Global Data & Analytics Platform

Nalini Polavarapu headshot

Nalini Polavarapu

Bayer Corporation
Enterprise Data Science Strategy Lead

Ameet Shetty headshot

Ameet Shetty

Chief Data and Analytics Officer


September 15, 2020

6:30pm - 7:00pmNetworking Break

4:00pm - 5:00pmExecutive Networking Reception

5:00pm - 5:30pmBreakout Session

Executive Perspectives

Session description coming soon.

5:30pm - 6:30pmDiscussion Topics

Data and Analytics Leaders Enabling Business Success

As data and analytics leaders further define the vision and scope of their roles, they are shifting their priorities toward value-based initiatives that help drive the business forward. CDOs at the front of their field successfully measure the business value of their data and information assets, routinely experiment with emerging technologies such as AI and ML, and build opportunistic data and analytics teams. Join this dinner discussion to take the next step in becoming a business-centric CDO.

Topic 1: Establishing a Data Strategy Built for the Future

  • What critical business problem(s) are you trying to solve with your data? How are you formally measuring business value from these data initiatives?
  • How are you prioritizing your information management efforts? What business-centric metrics have you identified and articulated for your information assets?
  • How are you leveraging legacy data systems/tools to evolve your data strategy? What emerging digital trends and technologies are you using or want to experiment with and why (AI, ML, blockchain, etc.)?

Topic 2: Adopting a Strategic Orientation for Your Data and Analytics Teams 

  • How have you defined your enterprise’s data-driven ambitions? What changes have you made to your governance program to achieve these?
  • How are you socializing the idea of data monetization (direct or indirect) with the business? How are you currently generating measurable economic benefits from your data and/or what do you plan to explore within the next two years?
  • How have you cultivated and organized talent on your team to effectively deliver against key business objectives?

7:00pm - 8:00pmSummary Discussion & Dinner

8:00pm - 9:00pmSocial Hour




Information regarding parking and transportation coming soon. 

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Chicago CDO Program Manager

For inquiries related to this event, please reach out to your dedicated program manager.

Allie Jacobius