Minneapolis CDO Executive Summit

May 2022 | Location Coming Soon

May 2022
Location Coming Soon

Collaborate with your peers

Get together with Minneapolis's top CDOs to tackle shared business challenges and critical priorities facing your role today. Participate in this one-day, local program with peer-driven topics and interactive discussions with your true C-level peers.

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

Embedding D&A in business strategy and results

Reengineering decision-making across the business

Scaling a data-first culture

Minneapolis CDO Governing Body

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


Greg Albaugh

Synchrony Financial
Senior Vice President, Data Architecture & Analytics

Sky Ammann

Global Head of Analytics, Healthcare Business Group

José Blanco

Wells Fargo
Vice President Information Technology

Saiful Islam

VP, Product & Technology Strategy

Jeremy Lembeck

Land O'Lakes
Director, Data and Analytics

Keith Narr

VP, Chief Data Officer

Tony Peleska

VP and Head of Information Techology and Digital Transformation

Anne Pronschinske

Mayo Clinic
Director, Department of Data & Analytics - Center for Digital Health

Salema Rice

Geometric Results, Inc.
Chief Data Officer

Ritu Sharma

Securian Financial
Chief Data and Analytics Officer

What to Expect

Interactive Sessions

Hear from CDO practitioners and thought leaders on how they're solving critical challenges impacting your role today in Keynote sessions, and join smaller, interactive discussions with your peers in Breakout and Boardroom sessions.

Community Networking

Make new connections and catch up with old friends in casual conversations during dedicated time for networking designed to better acquaint you with your Minneapolis CDO community.

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a private, one-on-one setting through Evanta's Peer-to-Peer Meetings. You will be matched with peers in your community based on your shared interests and priorities.


Coming Soon

Evanta is excited to offer in-person CDO Executive Summits in the second half of 2021. Evanta communities are uniquely positioned to return to in-person gatherings through our regional program model, which requires limited to no travel, and our invitation-only gatherings are smaller by design – intentionally limited to CDOs and heads of functions to facilitate true peer discussion, sharing and networking.

This year’s CDO Executive Summit agendas are driven by the priorities identified among the community. Each agenda is uniquely crafted ‘by CDOs, for CDOs,’ and will be available closer to the gathering. All topics and sessions will be inspired by the following themes.

Embedding D&A in business strategy and results

Data and analytics is at the core of digital business, and as CDOs gain more influence in the C-suite, they are ensuring alignment between both the D&A and enterprise strategy. As this partnership becomes more clear, so do the results and value demonstrated by the D&A function.

Reengineering decision-making across the business

From democratizing data to building agile governance, CDOs are focused on getting the right data to the right people at the right time. As the organization’s digital dexterity grows, CDOs are building foundational ecosystems and data acumen among their workforce to drive decision-making capabilities.

Scaling a data-first culture

Data literacy is a critical component of a data-first culture, and CDOs are laying the foundations now as they look to scale for the future. Data availability, acumen, and action are the key capabilities the CDOs will build upon as they cultivate a culture of insight.

Returning to in-person conferences

We are excited to welcome you back, in person, to Evanta gatherings.

As previously shared, Evanta will hold in-person programs only in locations that meet our stringent health and safety criteria to help ensure the well-being of our participants, partners, and our associates. These criteria include adhering to government, venue, and health agency guidelines, in addition to taking all practical safety precautions onsite.

Please note that our onsite planning will continue to evolve, and all measures are subject to change to ensure the best and safest possible experience. Please refer to our COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols for up-to-date local guidelines.


Coming Soon

Venue information will be available shortly.

Minneapolis CDO Program Manager

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

Katherine Williams

Program Manager