Southern California CDO Inner Circle

October 17, 2019 , The Palm - Los Angeles

October 17, 2019
The Palm - Los Angeles

Collaborate with your peers

Get together with your peers to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the Southern California CDO Inner Circle.

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

Investing in your people and the right technologies 

Innovating with advanced technologies and new delivery models

Influencing business stakeholders and enterprise outcomes

Southern California CDO Governing Body

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


Mike Burkes headshot

Mike Burkes

Ultra Mobile
VP, Enterprise Information Management (CDO)

Tom Mullen headshot

Tom Mullen

County of Riverside, California
Chief Data Officer

Tomas Soderstrom headshot

Tomas Soderstrom

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
IT Chief Technology & Innovation Officer

André Vargas headshot

André Vargas

Creative Artists Agency
Executive, Head of Business Technology Solutions


October 17, 2019

4:00pm - 5:00pm  Executive Networking Reception

5:00pm - 6:30pm  Discussion Topics

The New CDO – Gatekeepers for Digital Transformation

Mike Burkes headshot

Mike Burkes

VP, Enterprise Information Management (CDO)

Ultra Mobile

Hovannes Daniels headshot

Hovannes Daniels

Chief Data Officer

Kaiser Permanente

Ibrahim Debbagh headshot

Ibrahim Debbagh

Head of Data & Analytics - Verizon Media Platforms

Verizon Media Group

Michael Fein headshot

Michael Fein

SVP, Strategy, Insights, and Analytics


Rich Fox headshot

Rich Fox

VP, Data Science & Analytics

The Carlyle Group

Mark Greninger headshot

Mark Greninger

Chief Data Officer

County of Los Angeles

Bruce Yen headshot

Bruce Yen

Sr. Director of Business Intelligence & Mobile


Eric Iverson headshot

Eric Iverson


Creative Artists Agency

Tomas Soderstrom headshot

Tomas Soderstrom

IT Chief Technology & Innovation Officer

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Richard Tang headshot

Richard Tang

SVP, Global Consumer Insights and Data Analytics

Fox (Film, TV and Sports)

André Vargas headshot

André Vargas

Executive, Head of Business Technology Solutions

Creative Artists Agency

Piet Loubser headshot

Piet Loubser

SVP and Global Head of Marketing


While data governance, data quality, and regulatory drivers continue to be critical areas of business for data and analytics leaders, the new CDO is one who extends beyond these foundational underpinnings of the office to spearhead data-driven organizations. With an increasing dependence on data and insights as enterprises move to a digital-first mindset, it is up to the CDO to create or modernize their data and analytics programs and embrace value creation over risk mitigation. In this dinner discussion, CDOs discuss how to effectively usher their organizations into a digital business environment through stronger data literacy, data integration, and advanced analytics campaigns.  

Topic 1: Taking the Lead to Improve Data Literacy

  • How are you helping people develop a new mindset that establishes a new culture and set of behaviors around data and analytics?
  • What areas of your business derive the most value from analytic insight, and how are you tracking the outcomes and benefits?
  • Have you established ethical guidelines for your program? Do themes like transparency, data protection, and analyst integrity figure in to your ethical code?

Topic 2: Moving From Digital Transformation to Intelligence Transformation

  • How are you defining advanced analytics in your organization?
  • Where is your focus in advanced analytics and why? What best practices can you share in your journey around advanced analytics (e.g. chatbots, recommendation engines, personalization, NLP, etc.)?
  • How are you measuring and communicating the confidence in your advanced analytics (e.g. AI models) to the business? 

6:30pm - 7:00pm  Networking Break

7:00pm - 8:00pm  Summary Discussion & Dinner

8:00pm - 9:00pm  Social Hour


Your Community Partners

Summary Discussion Partner
Local Sponsors

Southern California CDO Program Manager

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

Clayton Gartner