New York CDO Virtual Executive Summit

May 11, 2021 | 8:00am - 3:00pm EDT

May 11, 2021 | 8:00am - 3:00pm EDT


Collaborate with your peers

Come together with your peers virtually to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the New York CDO Virtual Executive Summit.

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

Data Leadership and the CDO Role

Mastering the Intricacies of Data Management

Data governance, stewardship and quality as drivers of insight and action


Julia Bardmesser

Voya Financial
SVP, Head of Data, Architecture & Analytics

Olga Lagunova

Pitney Bowes
Chief Data Officer

Glenn Peipert

Chief Data Officer


May 11, 2021

8:00am - 8:45am EDT Virtual Summit Keynote

Agility and Efficiency Post-COVID

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Josh Poduska

Chief Data Scientist


The COVID-19 crisis and subsequent social and economic impacts have created even greater conditions of uncertainty. It is more critical than ever for organizations to increase agility and make smarter business decisions.

In this session you will discuss:

  • Tactics for creating agile data and analytics strategies to deliver a competitive advantage
  • Maximizing the ROI from data science and MLOps investments
  • Improving model velocity -- or the end-to-end pace by which models are developed, deployed and managed

8:45am - 9:00am EDT Break

9:00am - 10:00am EDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Responsible AI & Ethical Data Practices

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Triveni Gandhi

Data Scientist


With the growing spotlight on data usage, data protection and responsible AI are now business imperatives. Hear how data leaders can implement responsible AI policies while balancing the needs of the business with ethical data use practices.

This boardroom discussion will explore:

  • Addressing ethical challenges in AI for earning stakeholder trust
  • Developing an organizational plan to address shifting regulations
  • Managing the legal, practical and ethical consequences of responsible AI

9:00am - 10:00am EDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Virtual Boardroom Hosted by BigID

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9:00am - 10:00am EDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Virtual Boardroom Hosted by SnapLogic

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10:00am - 10:45am EDT Virtual Summit Keynote

Is your Data Ready for the Next Wave of Digital Transformation?

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Susan Wilson

VP Data Governance Segment Leader


You’ve pursued cloud modernization for your infrastructure, applications, and analytics to capitalize on growth opportunities as pent up demand gets unleashed. Today’s data leaders are challenged to re-envision business models, optimize operations with finite budgets, and convert innovations into scalable capabilities. Now more than ever, companies are facing increased competition and seeking innovative ways to remain at the top of their industries. In a cloud-first world the only thing you own to drive competitive differentiation is your data. How you manage and use it determines whether you become an industry disruptor, or get left behind.

Join this session to:

  • Brainstorm business strategies for diverse data management and governance demands in tight financial environments
  • Debate organizational approaches to flexible and agile data operations to keep pace with evolving business needs
  • Discuss methods for operationalizing cost reduction processes at scale for maximum ROI

10:45am - 11:00am EDT Break

11:00am - 12:00pm EDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Data and Analytics Governance – From Compliance and Control to Data Sharing and Value

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Susan Wilson

VP Data Governance Segment Leader


As companies accelerate digital transformation governance of data and analytics needs to shift from being compliance centric to business value centric. CDOs are the key persona to help organizations evaluate the balance between risk mitigation and data democratization.

Join in this interactive boardroom to discuss:

  • Adapting the operating and governance models to balance data sharing and value with compliance and control
  • How to leverage new curation techniques to increase understanding and trust
  • How to leverage new consumption techniques to accelerate transformation and innovation

11:00am - 12:00pm EDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Gaining Certainty in an Uncertain Time - CDO's Blaze the Path Forward

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Andy Jaquith

Chief Information Security Officer & GM, Cyber


In an era of digitization,  risk exposure has increased rapidly due to the nature of transitive risks and dependencies driven by both connectivity and interdependence. In today’s world, it is clear that harm is no longer just the externally visible fire and flood; it underscores non-damage business interruption. CDOs have the opportunity to play a key role in combating these uncertainties with data-driven insights and strategies which will serve to increase transparency and protect their organizations.

Join us for this in-depth session as data and analytics leaders discuss:

  • How to navigate disparate data sources to find applicable insights
  • Building a shared understanding of dynamic risks across the organization
  • The pivotal role of CDOs in transforming risks into operational advantages

11:00am - 12:00pm EDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

AI with ROI: Delivering Results with Value and Urgency

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Em Radkowski

VP Global VTM Operations & Strategy


As companies implement AI strategies at scale, they are faced with a number of challenges from piecemeal application of AI systems to mistrust and inherent bias. How then should CDOs approach distinguishing the markers of predictive intelligence within the organization, solving foundational challenges and transforming business opportunities into business value with maximum ROI?

This session will discuss strategies for:

  • Improving data collection, organization and analysis to modernize your data and take advantage of AI capabilities
  • Developing strategies for disseminating quality data throughout the enterprise for better business processes and faster insights
  • Identifying quick-value opportunities for strategic AI initiatives throughout the enterprise

12:00pm - 12:45pm EDT Virtual Summit Keynote

Strategically Scaling Data Access and Data Sharing For Measurable Results

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Richard Geering

VP/GM - Financial Services & Insurance


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Srinath Reddy B

Head of Data & Innovation

Aon Corporation

It’s only a matter of time until organizations are entirely cloud-based. However, with more than half of organizations planning to adopt more than one cloud data platform in the next two years, DataOps and automated data access governance will be critical for breaking down data silos and ensuring analytics data does what it’s supposed to: drive business results.

Join Immuta and Aon for a session where you’ll learn:

  • The three biggest challenges for DataOps teams managing cloud data platforms and how to avoid them
  • Why traditional approaches to data access governance will become obsolete as real-time data analytics become necessary to compete
  • How Aon provides self-service data access and automated security across cloud data platforms, enabling collaborative data use and innovation at scale

12:45pm - 1:15pm EDT Networking

Meet the Speakers

Don't miss this opportunity to meet with CDO practitioners and industry thought leaders who shared their insights on the agenda. Come with questions and get ready to meet new friends in this casual session designed to foster peer connections and collaboration in the New York community. 

1:15pm - 1:30pm EDT Break

1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT Virtual Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Peer Meetings

Meet virtually for in-depth conversations with your colleagues


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New York CDO Program Manager

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

Jared Bral

Senior Program Manager