CDO Magazine Celebrates Successful Year with Cincinnati Execs at FC Cincinnati's TQL Stadium

CDO Magazine Celebrates Successful Year with Cincinnati Execs at FC Cincinnati's TQL Stadium

CDO Magazine wrapped up a stellar year celebrating with its Cincinnati data community at FC Cincinnati's TQL Stadium on December 5.

The exclusive event brought together executives from the founders of the Cincinnati CDO Magazine community to those newer in the area for a festive holiday celebration, dinner, networking, and even an insider's tour of the state-of-the-art stadium.

Attendees, including Chief Data Officers and data, security, and tech leaders from aerospace, financial services, healthcare, higher education, insurance, retail, and other industries, enjoyed the opportunity to connect and reflect on the achievements of the past year.

“This year has been extraordinary for CDO Magazine, and the party was a fantastic way to celebrate our collective successes. We're grateful for the continued support of the global CDO community, and we look forward to another year of collaboration and innovation,” says Steve Wanamaker, CDO Magazine Founder and Publisher.

“It was a wonderful time connecting with our data leader community,” shares Bhavna Mehta, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center AVP - Data and Analytics. “It’s always great to connect with peers, learn what’s working, and make new friends.”

Sharing his experience, Dan Whitacre, former Kroger Senior Director, R&D Labs and Transformation, says: “Although I am semi-retired, I find it beneficial to take advantage of every opportunity to connect with other members of the greater Cincinnati tech and data community. Last night, I caught up with a couple of people that I have not seen in years. I made a couple of new friends. I had good conversations over good food in a great environment. Being part of a community is energizing and opens the door to new opportunities. If you are not connecting with others in your community now, my advice is to get started. It may be the most important thing you ever do for your career.”

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Executives attending the CDO Magazine End of Year Holiday Party included:

Greg Adams, The Drees Company VP, Information Technology; Jill Campbell, Franciscan Media Technology Chair - Board of Directors; Mike Carr, Kroger, BISO; Doug Carter, Munich Re  Global Head of Endpoint Security; Alex Castillo, UC Health VP, Chief Data & Analytics Officer; Dave Corfman, Totes-Isotoner Corp. Sr. Director of IT; Mufaddal Frosh, TriHealth Director - Data Solutions Center; Steve Gatton, Fechheimer Vice President of Information Technology; Geetanjali Goel, GE Aerospace Sr Manager, Data & Analytics; Todd James, 84.51 Chief Data & Technology Officer; Matt King, Belcan Chief Security & Data Officer; Arun Kumar Moolchandani, Travelers Senior Director / Lead Data Engineer; Justin Lakeman, UC Health Director of Data & Analytics; Joe Lammers, Cintas Dir. IT Portfolio; Vikas Mahajan, Travelers AVP, Enterprise Data & Analytics; James McIntyre, YMCA of Greater Cincinnati CIO; Bhavna Mehta, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Assistant Vice President, Data & Analytics; Emily Morgan, Coterie VP, Security CISO; Julie Murray, GE Aerospace Sr Director, Technical Product Management, Digital Supply Chain; Filipe Oliveira, Aero Fulfillment Services Director of IT; Chuck Pitz, Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati Assistant Vice President Technical Services; Bharath Prabhakaran, University of Cincinnati Vice President and CDO; Shubha Sampath, Federal Home Loan Bank Cincinnati Vice President, Data and Analytics; Ameera Saqr, Mercy Senior Director of Revenue Management Insights; Rohit Sharma, Fechheimer Brothers Company Director, Enterprise Apps; Jaclyn Spangler, Fifth Third Bank Information Security Engineer; Chris Tyo, Fifth Third Bank Director - Information Security; Sean Ware, City of Cincinnati IT Director; Dan Whitacre, Semi-Retired, Jocelyn Whitfield, Fifth Third Bank VP & Director, Information Security Engineering; J.D. Whitlock, Dayton Children's Hospital Chief Information Officer; Steve Wanamaker, CDO Magazine Publisher; Carrie Sitarski, CDO Magazine Controller; Michelle Ziegler, CDO Magazine Global VP of Partner Development and Events; Mindy Mobley, CDO Magazine Global Event Director; Douglas Patterson, CDO Magazine Art Director;  Kylie McCarthy, CDO Magazine Global Events Manager; Jackie Osborne, CDO Magazine Global Events Manager; Camille Prado, CDO Magazine Global Editor.

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