Governing Body Spotlight

Governing Body Member of the Minneapolis CDAO Community

Anandh Asokan

Vice President - Data Engineering, Management and Enablement


Anandh Asokan is an experienced IT professional in digital transformation, technology to deliver customer value, defined and developed integration products (API, data streaming, and bulk load assets), and data (enterprise data foundation for analytics, MDM). He has a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and a Master's degree in Software Engineering.

Anandh is a thought leader in defining a strategy with a pragmatic approach for organizational transformation. He has delivered high quality products in various technologies and industry domains with a reputation in execution and mentorship. 

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Give us a brief overview of the path that led to your current role.

I have a passion for technology and an entrepreneurial mindset, and this has helped me build teams that produce a greater customer experience. I am a constant learner and I thrive when taking on new challenges to deliver results. 

What is one of your guiding leadership principles?

Integrity is what I believe in. It will take you a long way if you follow it and encourage others to follow it.

With disruption being a key theme of the past year, where do you see your role as a CDAO going in the next 1-2 years?

We need to provide seamless, integrated customer experiences, and we must differentiate in the marketplace through innovation.

What advice would you give to someone just starting out in the role as a CDAO?

Empower the team and provide a safe psychological environment, and you will see a tremendous change in peoples’ mindsets.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself.

I am a vegetarian, but if someone gives me food and I can't figure out if it has meat in it, I may eat it. Well, it's a fun fact for others, not me.

What is the value of joining an Evanta community?

I enjoy being part of the local Minneapolis CDAO community and getting to know my peers and leaders from different industries in order to learn and grow.


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