Southern California CDO Community


Gain powerful new perspectives

Join fellow CDOs in the Southern California 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. Adopting modern D&A strategies and operating models that deliver business value in volatile environments
  2. Generating measurable economic benefits to the business from available data assets and advanced analytics
  3. Becoming a master change agent and driving data literacy across the enterprise

Southern California CDO Governing Body


A regional Governing Body leads the Southern California CDO community, shaping the topics and agendas for your local programs and ensuring that all content is driven by CDOs, for CDOs.

Co-Chairs

Mike Burkes headshot

Mike Burkes

Ultra Mobile
VP, Enterprise Information Management (CDO)

Tom Mullen headshot

Tom Mullen

County of Riverside
Chief Data Officer

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Tomas Soderstrom

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
IT Chief Technology & Innovation Officer

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André Vargas

Creative Artists Agency
Chief Data Officer

Members

Meetali Agarwal

Pacific Life Insurance
Director, Enterprise Data

Seiji Akiyama

AAA
Principal, Data & Analytics

Brendan Aldrich

California State University
Chief Data Officer

Stephen Alford

Worldwide Environmental
CIO & CISO

Richard Battersby

AEG Worldwide
VP, BI & Analytics

David Buckholtz

Sony
SVP, Head of End User Capability

Chuck Chekuri

Skygen USA
Director, Innovation Lab

Kenny Choy

Inland Empire Health Plan
Director, Head of Healthcare Data Science

Hovannes Daniels

Kaiser Permanente
VP, Chief Data Officer

Ibrahim Debbagh

Verizon Media
Head of Data & Analytics - Verizon Media Platforms

Brian Docili

Technicolor
VP, Enterprise Applications

Stephan Erberich

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Chief Data Officer

Michael Fein

Rogers & Cowan PMK
SVP, Consumer Analytics & Paid Media Strategy

Rich Fox

Qdoba Restaurant Corporation
VP, Analytics & Finance

Brad Furukawa

Northrop Grumman
VP, Corporate Data & CTO

Christine Gambino

County of San Diego
Chief Data Officer

Hanoz Gandhi

Creative Channel
Chief Analytics Officer & EVP, Strategy

Hans Ghekiere

Aramark
Sr. Director, Enterprise Architecture & Innovation

John Gim

RAPP
SVP, Marketing Sciences

Jay Gimple

Confie
Vice President, Data Services

Mark Greninger

County of Los Angeles
Chief Data Officer

Zane Hall

Maxim Integrated Products
Executive Director, IT

Jeanne Holm

City of Los Angeles, CA
Chief Data Officer

Martin Hosseini

City National Bank
Head of Data Office

Punnoose Isaac

Spokeo
VP, Data Analytics

Nathan Janos

System1
Chief Data Officer

Brian Kleber

Farmer's Insurance Group
AVP, Head of Customer Data & Privacy

Johnson Kosgei

SAG-AFTRA
Director, Data Engineering & Analytics

Stephanie Madison

University of California, Office of the President
Chief Quality, Data Analytics, Performance Management, Knowledge Management & PMO Officer

Rebecca Maffei

PETCO Animal Supplies
VP, IT Data & Analytics

Mohammed Mahbouba

Radiology Partners
Chief Data Officer

Vijay Manickam

OceanX
VP, Data & Analytics

Rajesh Marar

Ingram Micro
Executive Director, Cloud

Rajeev Mehrotra

LegalZoom
Director, Data Engineering & Analytics

Ashwani Muir

CareMore Health
Sr. Dir., Health Systems & Analytics

Sarath Ramaswami

Fox Corporation
SVP, Data Products

Joni Rolenaitis

Experian
VP, BIS Data Development & Chief Data Officer

Joe Rossi

Western Digital Corporation
Global Sr. Director, Big Data and Analytics

Eric Schmirler

KARL STORZ Endoscope
Global Head, Performance & Analytics

Vinay Soitkar

The Cheesecake Factory
Sr. Dir., Data Warehouse & BI

Mike Thompson

Cedars-Sinai
Executive Director of Enterprise Data Intelligence

Max Trichet

Capital Group
VP, Data Governance

Zeena Wright

Fisher & Paykel Healthcare
Head of Data Mgmt & Strategy - North America

Bruce Yen

Guess
Sr. Director of Business Intelligence & Mobile

Nabil Zaki

Utility Trailer Manufacturing
Sr. Mgr., Technical Computing

Upcoming programs


December 1, 2020

2020 Southern California CDO Executive Summit

Millennium Biltmore Hotel

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

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June 2021

2021 Southern California CDO Executive Summit

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

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“I especially appreciate the chance to interact with peers from other companies and industries to share the woes and triumphs of data management.”

RENE KIM, SVP, GLOBAL DATA OFFICER
CHARLES SCHWAB

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