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. Expanding digital business & accelerating value creation
  2. Influencing culture & collaboration with governance
  3. Orchestrating change & empowering real-time decisions

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.


Mike Burkes

Ultra Mobile
VP, Enterprise Information Management (CDO)

Tom Mullen

Riverside County
Chief Data Officer

André Vargas

Chief Data Officer


Meetali Agarwal

Fidelity Investments
Vice President, Analytics & Insights

Seiji Akiyama

AAA National
Vice President

Stephen Alford

Worldwide Environmental

Richard Battersby

AEG Worldwide
VP, BI & Analytics

David Buckholtz

Senior Vice President, Head of End User Support & Productivity

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

Global Chief Marketing Sciences Officer

Jay Gimple

Vice President, Data Services

Mark Greninger

Los Angeles County, CA
Chief Data Officer

Zane Hall

Maxim Integrated Products
Executive Director, IT

Martin Hosseini

Bristol-Myers Squibb
Enterprise Analytics, Head of Data Quality & Data Issue Management

Punnoose Isaac

VP, BI & Analytics

Nathan Janos

Chief Data Officer

Kiran Kanetkar

PETCO Animal Supplies
Sr. Director of Data and Analytics

Brian Kleber

Farmers Insurance
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

Rajesh Marar

Ingram Micro
VP & CTO Cloud Channel Platform | Harmony PSA, Cloudblue

Rajeev Mehrotra

Director, Head of Data Engineering & Analytics

Ashwani Muir

CareMore Health
Sr. Dir., Health Systems & Analytics

Eva Pereira

City of Los Angeles, CA
Deputy Chief Data Officer

Prachi Priya

Team One
Chief Data Officer

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

Mike Thompson

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Executive Director of Enterprise Data Intelligence

Max Trichet

Capital Group
VP, Data Governance

Bruce Yen

VP, Retail Applications

“In the past couple of months, Houston virtual CDO events have been a fantastic source of communication and networking with peers. Covid-19 has thrown us a lot of social challenges, but thanks to Evanta and their conscientious efforts, virtual boardrooms and roundtables are here to stay.”


Upcoming Programs


March 2, 2022 | 1 hour

Southern California CDO Virtual Town Hall

Leading Through Uncertainty - Path to the Next Normal

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

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June, 2022 | 1 day

Southern California CDO Executive Summit

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

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