Governing Body Spotlight

Governing Body Member of the Florida CIO Community

Anand Shenoy

Global VP, Chief Data Officer


Anand Shenoy is an executive renowned for the breadth and depth of his experience in enterprise data and analytics, digital innovation strategy and execution, and critical projects and program delivery. He currently serves as the Head of Enterprise D&A Architecture, Strategy and Governance at Intel Corporation (NYSE: INTC), an $80B, 120,000-employee, world’s largest semiconductor chip manufacturer. 

In this role, Anand leads all aspects of enterprise data and analytics architecture, strategy, and governance. Before this role, Anand served at global corporations as well as big 4 consulting firms, such as Deloitte and EY, assisting companies to conceive, develop and execute the full scope of standing up and scaling durable data and analytics capabilities on digital transformation initiatives. Anand was recently recognized by CDO Magazine as one of the 40 Under 40 Global Data Leaders of 2022.

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

My curiosity about data always inspired me - be it diverse topics like science,engineering or supply chain, and I always loved performing data exploration in pursuit of knowledge and magical insights. After earning my master’s degree in management information systems from the business school of the University of Texas, I spent most of my professional career at major consulting firms serving Fortune 100 customers and solving their complex data and analytics challenges. 

In my current role, I bring a combination of my diverse data and analytics experience and my data curiosity to help accelerate the durable data capabilities of people, processes and technology, and help drive better decisions faster.

What is one of your guiding leadership principles?

Think big, move fast, and have a resilient mindset.

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

As companies prioritize the acceleration of their digital ambitions with process optimization and automation, system landscape consolidation and simplification, pioneering AI/ML capabilities, and evangelizing data democratization; the need for well-architected and governed data with the addition of ethical and responsible use of data will require deliberate attention. The role of the Chief Data Officer will continue to evolve into a more strategic value-delivery executive that integrates, influences and unites business and IT organizations with durable data and analytics capabilities.

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

Data leadership requires continuous value capture. Inspire your team’s data curiosity by initially focusing on a handful of major data subject areas that drive bottom-line impact on the company’s financials. Build relationships with not only business and technology executives but also with the working group members to understand both the top-down and the bottom-up aspects of enterprise data governance challenges. Develop an enterprise data strategy that is simple and executable, then deliver it with 100% accountability. 

Tell us 3 fun facts about yourself.

  1. The meaning of my name (Anand) is happiness. On tough days I remind myself of my name.
  2. I ate fried cockroaches in Bangkok, Thailand. It was crisp & yummy! 
  3. I love kickboxing! That's how I gain mindfulness!

What is the value of joining an Evanta community?

The Evanta community allows learning from and networking with like-minded executives in data and analytics. It is very refreshing to be able to have a community where we can exchange ideas and challenges and share learnings to elevate and accelerate our data journeys.

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