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.


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Mike Burkes

Ultra Mobile
VP, Enterprise Information Management (CDO)

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Tom Mullen

Riverside County, CA
Chief Data Officer

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André Vargas

CAA-GBG Global Brand Management Group
Chief Data Officer


Meetali Agarwal

Pacific Life Insurance
Director, Enterprise Data

Seiji Akiyama

AAA National
Principal, Data & Analytics

Stephen Alford

Worldwide Environmental

Richard Battersby

AEG Worldwide
VP, BI & Analytics

David Buckholtz

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

VP, Enterprise Applications

Stephan Erberich

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Chief Data Officer

Michael Fein

Rogers & Cowan PMK
SVP, Analytics & Integrated Strategies

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

Sr. Director, Enterprise Architecture & Innovation

John Gim

SVP, Marketing Sciences

Jay Gimple

Vice President, Data Services

Mark Greninger

Los Angeles County, CA
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

VP, Data Analytics

Nathan Janos

Chief Data Officer

Brian Kleber

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

Johnson Kosgei

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

VP, Data & Analytics

Rajesh Marar

Ingram Micro
Executive Director, Cloud

Rajeev Mehrotra

Director, Data Engineering & Analytics

Ashwani Muir

CareMore Health
Sr. Dir., Health Systems & Analytics

Sarath Ramaswami

Fox Corporation
SVP, Data Products

Joni Rolenaitis

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 Medical Center
Executive Director of Enterprise Data Intelligence

Max Trichet

Capital Group
VP, Data Governance

Bruce Yen

Sr. Director of Business Intelligence & Mobile

Nabil Zaki

Utility Trailer Manufacturing
Sr. Mgr., Technical Computing

Upcoming Events

Virtual Programs

October 13, 2020

Southern California CDO Virtual Town Hall

Navigating Data Privacy in Today’s Evolving Landscape

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

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November 10, 2020

Southern California CDO Virtual Town Hall

Virtual Town Hall

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

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December 1, 2020

Southern California CDO Virtual Executive Summit

Walk away from this peer-led, half-day virtual 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.”


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