CDO Magazine global community members, senior data leaders, and other data professionals gathered on November 4, 2022, to launch the New York CDO Forum. The evening of networking and community-building took place in Times Square, New York City.
Steve Wanamaker, CDO Magazine CEO, highlighted the New York CDO Forum’s goals:
To provide a space for CDOs and data leaders to connect to form a deeper community
To offer opportunities for mentoring and networking
To discuss how CDO Magazine can impact their lives for the better
Wanamaker also shared that CDO Magazine has formed Forums in partnership with CDOs in other pillar cities, including Boston, Houston, Toronto and Indianapolis, and it will continue to build other CDO Forums in cities across North America and other parts of the world, connecting regional communities to a global movement.
The New York CDO Forum is led by Organizing Committee members Santha Ramakrishnan, Sanofi Global Data Governance Lead; Gaurav Shah, Sanofi Global Head of Data and Analytics for Consumer Healthcare; and Meltem Kilicoglu, Johnson & JohnsonGlobal Head of Data Strategy, Governance and Data Sciences.
Leading executives attending the invitation-only event included Julia Bardmesser, Voya Financial SVP, Head of Data, Architecture and Salesforce Development; Anusha Dandapani, UNICC Chief Data & Analytics Services Officer; Anupam Bansal, JP Morgan Chase Executive Director; Asha Saxena, Women Leaders In Data & AI (WLDA) Founder & CEO; Sid Raisoni, WWE Vice President of Analytics; Besa H. Bauta, State of Texas Department of Family and Protective Services Chief Data and Analytics Officer; Mike Meriton, EDM Council Co-Founder & COO; John Bottega, EDM Council President; Dan Merzlyak, BlackRock Director, Head of Alternatives Data Migration Practice and Business Intelligence Lead; Sol Rashidi, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. SVP, Chief Analytics Officer; Ellen Nielsen, Chevron Chief Data Officer; JoAnn Stonier, Mastercard Chief Data Officer; Jeff McMillan, Morgan Stanley Chief Data & Analytics Officer; Sherman Cooper, Marsh Managing Director, Big Data & Data Science Platform Leader; Jason Brandt, Stagwell Technologies Deputy Chief Data Officer; Linda Powell, BNY Mellon Deputy Chief Data Officer; Purvi Shah, American Express VP of Enterprise Big Data Platforms; Lockie Andrews, Catalyst Consulting CEO and Managing Director; Angelique Augereau, U.S. Card Capital One Chief Analytics Officer; Manal Alimari, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Head of Data Governance Operations; Ben Blanquera, Rackspace Technology VP - Evangelist and Senior Architect; Ed Scott, ElectrifAi Chief Executive Officer; Effie Kilmer, Microsoft CDO, Engagement Lead - Data Governance and Savio Rodrigues, Trianz VP - Strategic Clients/Sr. Client Partner.