CDAO Executive Summit 2020

Chicago, IL
June 14, 2020 - June 16, 2020

191 days left

Welcome to Opal Group’s CDAO Executive Summit

Leveraging Data and Analytics to Drive Value and Optimize Decision Making

The CDAO Executive Summit is a gathering of C-Suite Executives and Senior Decision Makers from Fortune 1000 and leading enterprise organizations. Our intimate, invitation-only event creates new business relationships and opportunities to benchmark with true peers while focusing on key business challenges.

Our summit provides a specialized, strategically-built experience featuring unparalleled speaking sessions, on and off-site networking opportunities, and customized face-to-face business meetings.

We believe in creating a memorable, collaborative and effective experience focused on continuous improvement for Chief Data & Analytics Officers, Chief Data Officers, Chief Analytics Officers, and other top executives in data, analytics, artificial intelligence, business intelligence, IT and data governance.

Join us! Interested in attending, speaking or sponsoring? Contact Cherlene Willis at (212) 532-9898 ext 230 or email

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Current as of December 4, 2019

Previous Speakers

Inderpal Bhandari, Global Chief Data Officer, IBM Corporation

Dr. Vijay Gandapodi, Global IT head – Marketing Analytics & Data Science, The Coca-Cola Company

Michael W. Simon, Chief Analytics Officer, Central Intelligence Agency

Dr. Saket Kumar, Chief Data Scientist – Global Premium Services, Google

Adam Blum, CEO, Auger.AI

David Mathison, CEO, CDO Club

Andrew Sohn, CDAO (Former), Crawford & Company

Heidi Lanford, Vice President, Enterprise Analytics & Data, Red Hat

Pradipta Saha, Head of Data & Analytics (Global Supply Chain), Mondelez International

Jim Young, SVP Information Management & Analytics, Travelers Insurance

Charles Li, IT Chief Data Officer for Trading, Supply & Midstream, Shell

Alan Stukalsky, Chief Digital Officer, Randstad North America

Alan Segal, Vice President of Audience Development & Analytics, CNN

Santosh Kudva, Vice President of Data & Analytics, GE Power

Ash Dhupar, Chief Analytics Officer, Publishers Clearing House

Jerry Gupta, SVP, Digital Catalyst, Swiss Re

Raja Chakarvorty, VP Data Science, Protective Life

Danial Dashti, Senior Machine Learning Scientist, Amazon

Kathleen Maley, Sr. Director of Consumer & Digital Analytics, KeyBank

Srini Sankar, Enterprise Data Leader, Hanover Insurance

Juan Gorricho, SVP of Data & Analytics (Former), TSYS

Colin Coleman, SVP Data & Analytics, Equifax

Tim Eisenmann, Chief Analytics Officer and Senior Vice President of Advanced Analytics, American Tire Distributors

Amitha Krishnappa, Sr. Manager, Analytics, Measurement & Optimization, Walmart Labs

Pat McCleary, Head of North America Call Center Data & Analytics, TD Bank

Anuj Marfatia, Director, Business Analytics, Brunswick Corporation

Eric Little, CEO & Co-Founder, LeapAnalysis

Bill O’Kane, VP & MDM Strategist, Profisee

Brian Keare, Chief Information Officer, Incorta

Diwakar Goel, VP, Global Chief Data Officer, GE

Mark Gelhardt, VP Technology Governance, U.S. Bank/Elavon

Prakhar Mehrotra, Senior Director, Machine Learning, Walmart Labs

Armen Kherlopian, Chief Science Officer, Genpact

W Atlanta-Midtown
Atlanta, GA

Please contact your business development associate to reserve your hotel room.

More networking, greater interactions, bigger ROI:

One of the biggest challenges that companies face is standing out from the crowd and getting exposure with executives from leading enterprise organizations. Your company has the perfect solution to your customer’s problem but how do you grab their attention and present your value proposition?

The CDAO Executive Summit is the perfect platform to gain valuable exposure for your brand with exclusive access to key decision makers. The attendees at the Summit are C-Suite Executives and Senior Decision Makers from the Fortune 1000 and are selectively invited and pre-qualified to ensure they carry budgetary responsibility. The event provides a specialized, strategically-built experience for cutting-edge solution providers to engage, interact, and build relationships with executives who are actively looking for new business partners.

Solution providers at the Summit have the opportunity to showcase their brand as a leader in the Data and Analytics field while developing new business relationships through unparalleled speaking sessions, interactive networking events, and custom face-to-face business meetings.

  • Leveraging Data to Give Your Company a Competitive Edge
  • Transition Your Organization into a Data-Driven Culture
  • Leveraging AI to Help to Ensure that Data is a Source of Value for the Organization
  • Overcome Data and Analytics Complexity and Ambiguity to Drive Business Value
  • Building a Successful Data Governance Strategy
  • Creating an Analytically Driven Organization: Implementing an Advanced Analytics Program
  • Developing Innovative and Creative Strategies to Attract, Develop and Retain Data and Analytics Talent
  • Ensuring the Ethical Collection and Use of Data & Analytics
  • Implementing Predictive Analytics to Forecast Revenue and Improve Marketing Campaigns
  • Personalizing the Customer Experience to Yield a Higher ROI
  • Prescheduled One-to-One Meetings:
    Each participating solution provider and attendees will have pre-summit access to our matching software that allows you to completely customize your meeting agenda. The password-protected website provides the information needed to make your selections on who you want to meet with.

  • Exceptional Networking Opportunities:
    We strive to maximize your face-to-face time by providing a multitude of avenues to engage the senior executives in attendance. The agenda incorporates an off-site networking activity, networking luncheons and cocktail reception. Leverage the meeting’s intimate atmosphere to build strong personal relationships with current and future clients.

The CDAO Executive Summit is an invitation-only, exclusive event for heads of data, analytics, business intelligence, IT, artificial intelligence, data science, machine learning, deep learning, information architects and information governance from Fortune 1000 and leading enterprise organizations.


Chief Data & Analytics Officers (CDAOs)
Chief Data Officers (CDOs)
Chief Analytics Officers (CAOs)
Chief Data Scientists
Chief Data Architect
SVP/VP/Head of Data Management
SVP/VP/Head of Analytics
SVP/VP/Head of AI, BI & Machine Learning


To request your invitation today, please contact Katherine Ilagan at 212-532-9898 ext 233 or email

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      This experience was amazing. It was personal, conversational and relational. It expanded my knowledge and more importantly, my network. Laura Vostad

      POET, Dir. L&D

      What I enjoyed most was that the number of attendees was big enough to provide me a wealth of information, but small enough to allow me to network with almost everyone at the conference. I walked away with pages of notes, many new contacts and met some great vendors that we will likely do business with in the future. Shelby Pyatt

      Rayonier, VP, HR & IT

      By far, this was the most engaging, value added convening of leaders. It was the right mix of experience, learning, and networking. I absolutely enjoyed the Disney Tour and the book exchange was brilliant. The roundtables were also an added bonus. Sharahn Monk

      Worldpay, US Market Leader, Learning and Development

      Great event, very well organized with relevant speakers and potential business partners. I would recommend to anyone. Shawn Dingle

      Sonic Automotive, Senior Training Director

      OPAL is first class. It was the best Conference that I ever attended from the standpoint of speaker quality, organization, and venue. They really seem to care! John Barbieri

      Sompo International, VP, Human Resources

      I thought the whole conference was so well run and that the OPAL team did an amazing job. I would definitely love to attend another event! Tennille Boyer

      Blue Ocean Brain

      Excellent line-up of speakers Connie Keys

      Campbell Soup, Head of Culture & Learning