CDO Magazine Dinner Captures Collaborative Spirit of Columbus Community

CDO Magazine Dinner Captures Collaborative Spirit of Columbus Community

CDO Magazine's Columbus Executive Community Dinner at the Columbus Crew stadium June 6 brought together the city's top leaders from the data, analytics, tech, and security sectors. The event offered an opportunity for participating executives to network, share insights, and foster new collaborations.

Tom Marlow, Liberty Mutual Global Data & Analytics Executive, and CDO Magazine Columbus Community Co-Chair, expresses the spirit shared by many: “I’m always humbled by the exceptional group of data experts brought together by the leadership of CDO Magazine within the thriving tech community of Columbus.”

Summing up the event in one word Todd Henley, Northwest Bank Chief Data Governance and Privacy Officer mentions “opportunity.” “Where else can you tap into such a wealth of experience and perspective from across every industry all in one place?!” Henley says. “The quality and depth of conversation is a hallmark of these events. Thank you, CDO Magazine!"

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Reflecting on the event, Brett Hudspeth, Humana VP, Segment CIO, Clinical & Interoperability, describes it in real time: “It's been a great night here at the Columbus Crew stadium. It's great to see such a collection of local IT leaders and folks who've also come in from other regional cities. It really just shows that we have a vibrant technology community here in Columbus that's very passionate about data. I’m just excited to be a part of it.”

For Tim Cunningham, Grange Insurance EVP, Chief Information Officer, the evening was a unique opportunity to network with data and analytics leaders and learn about their priorities. “The Central Ohio data community is active, connected, and thriving! I enjoyed touring the facility and seeing the MLS Cup Trophy up close. I want to thank CDO Magazine and the sponsors for hosting this fabulous event.”  

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Hope Yin, U.S. Bank SVP, Head of Engineering Engagement, also thanks CDO Magazine for “fostering collaboration.” She says, “It was an awesome experience connecting with fellow tech leaders and learning from each other. This community is invaluable for all of us. Over the years, I have made many great friends through this community.”

Sharing his experience of hosting the event, Steve Wanamaker, CDO Magazine Founder & Publisher, says: “Bringing together such a diverse group of leaders in data, analytics, tech, and security highlights the collaborative spirit that drives innovation in the region. We are proud to facilitate these connections and conversations that are crucial for continued growth and success. Thank you to everyone who made this night a memorable one."

Tom Marlow and Todd Henley are members of CDO Magazine Global Editorial Board.

Executives attending the Columbus Executive Community Dinner included: Scot Burdette, ABB Global Division CIO; Lauren Burke, former CoverMyMeds Data Scientist; Mindi Cunningham, Mindi Cunningham LLC, Founder; Tim Cunningham, Grange Insurance EVP/CIO; Michael Farrar, City of Westerville CIO; Junell Felsburg, The Columbus Foundation Sr. Director, Cybersecurity & Infrastructure; Mark Harris, GEICO Sr. Director, Engineering; Todd Henley, Northwest Bank Chief Data Governance & Privacy Officer; Bryan Holmes, Andelyn Biosciences VP, Digital & Technology Solutions; Brett Hudspeth, Humana VP, Segment CIO, Clinical & Interoperability; Laura Koester, Cardinal Health Software Engineer; Nan Li, Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company VP, AI/ML & Statistical Practice; Tom Marlow, Liberty Mutual Global Data & Analytics Executive; Mark Marshalek, Farmers Insurance Head, Data Solutions; Angelo Mazzocco, Avaap VP, Advisory Services; Katie Nelson, Wavicle Associate Director; Duane Powell, City of Hilliard CIO;  Michael Reznik, Millennial Specialty Insurance Managing Director, Data & Analytics; Ervan Rodgers, former Designer Brands (DSW) CIO; KJ Skapik, Andelyn Biosciences Head, Digital Workplace; Jason Skidmore, Vernovis CEO; Orlando Sprockel, Cameron Mitchell Restaurants Director, IT; Keith Steele, Expedient Sr. Advisor; Payal Thakur, JobsOhio Sr. Director, Enterprise Analytics, CDO; Juan Torres, Franklin County Board of Commissioners CIO; Michelle Tucker, Victoria’s Secret IAM-Identity Manager; David Vasquez, Nationwide VP; Jeff Wallace, OCLC Director, Data Platforms; Sharon Wilhelm, Highlights for Children CIO; Hope Yin, U.S. Bank SVP; Budwhite Zhang, State of Ohio Chief Architect; Michael Burdick, Fortinet Major Account Executive; Byron Couch, Coretek Account Executive; Mike Grosser, CoStrategix VP, Business Development; John Haggarty, Fortinet Major Account Manager; Mark Johnson, CoStrategix Chief Growth Officer; Jaydev Karande, CoStrategix Entrepreneur in Residence; Andy Losekamp, CoStrategix VP, Sales; Mitch Mahoney, Infinidat Account Manager, Cincinnati, OH, Kentucky & Indiana; Audra Petruziello, AHEAD CD; Patrick Rolfe, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Sales; Jay Siefring, AHEAD Sr. Client Director; Owen Stein, AHEAD CD; Bill Withers, Infinidat Technical Advisor; Steve Wanamaker, CDO Magazine Founder & Publisher; Michelle Ziegler, CDO Magazine Global VP, Partner Development & Events; Lisa Runkle, CDO Magazine Global Events Manager; Camille Prado, CDO Magazine Global Editor; Mindy Mobley, CDO Magazine Global Events Director; Kylie McCarthy, CDO Magazine Global Events Manager; Jackie Osborne, CDO Magazine Global Events Manager; Jonah  Wilson, CDO Magazine Sr. Marketing Automation Manager; Avery Wright, CDO Magazine Global Community Director; Jeff Clarke, Party Pleasers Services COO. 

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