CDAO Executive Summit 2022

Crowne Plaza®️ Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia, Atlanta, GA
September 18, 2022 - September 20, 2022

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Welcome to Opal Group’s CDAO Executive Summit

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.

Why should you attend?

Discuss pressing challenges
and learn what data science thought-leaders are doing to tackle them

Create purposeful connections
with other senior level, enterprise executives

Strategically-built experience
curated to support your strategy

What can you expect?

Interactive Sessions
with real-world examples to benchmark best practices.

Panel discussion with YMCA, Google, Edelman and TOMS. Speakers seated in this order from left to right.

Networking spaces
in formal and informal activities to lead impactful change.

One-One Meetings
with groundbreaking solution providers selected by you.

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

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Request the agenda of this Executive Summit to learn more about the keynote presentations, panel discussions, fireside chats, workshops, and networking activities.

Click on the speakers photo to learn more about them.

Ash Dhupar, Chief Data & Analytics Officer, BAE Systems

Neil Bhandar, Head of Analytics, Bristol Myers Squibb

Lalit Thakur, Chief Data Officer, American Tire Distributors

Raja Chakarvorty, Chief Data Scientist, Protective Life

Swaroop Yalla, Head of Data Science and Analytics, Bank of America

Rosalia Tungaraza, AVP, Artificial Intelligence, Baptist Health South Florida

Guru Kashyap, Chief Data & Analytics Officer, Mercer

David Oppenheim, SVP, Global Insights, Analytics, and Data, IHG Hotels & Resorts

Karthik Ramasamy, Vice President, Artificial Intelligence, Georgia Pacific

Sashi Gandavarapu, Senior Director, Data Science, Georgia Pacific

Hemal Ghelani, VP & Sr. Partner, Analytics Advisory – Consumer Goods & Retail, Genpact

Katya Hall, Sr. Dir. Digital Transformation, McKesson

Santosh Kudva, Chief Data Officer & CIO-Finance/HR, GE Gas Power

Marc Rind, Chief Technology Officer - Data, Fiserv

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

Dipti Desai, Senior Vice President, Data Asset Management & Enablement, Global Payments

Andrew Sohn, VP Enterprise Data and Data Products Delivery, Inspire Brands

Meghan Anzelc, Head of Data and Analytics, Spencer Stuart

Pradipta Saha, Executive Director - Global Supply Chain Business Insights & Analytics, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.

Srinivasan Sankar, Enterprise Data & Analytics Leader, The Hanover Insurance Group

Colin Dover, Senior Director, Business Technology Platform Center of Excellence, SAP

Bob Dutcher, Vice President of Strategic Marketing, Privacera

Chris Parmer, Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder, Plotly

Geoff Gross, CEO, LeapAnalysis

Steve Sarsfield, Director Product Marketing, Vertica

Crowne Plaza®️ Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia in Atlanta
4355 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30346

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Crowne Plaza®️ Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia in Atlanta
4355 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30346

More networking, greater interactions, bigger ROI:

Benefit from an exclusive networking opportunity

Connect, benchmark, and network through the discussion of key strategies, practices, and ideas related to Data & Analytics.

Develop new business relationships

Engage, interact, and build relationships with leading enterprise organizations who are actively seeking for new business partners.

Request more information about sponsorship opportunities at

  • 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:
    Participating solution providers 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 relevant information needed to indicate your meeting preferences.

  • 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 receptions. Sponsors are able to leverage the Summit’s intimate atmosphere to build strong personal relationships with current and future clients.

The CDAO Executive Summit is an 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


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

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      If you would like to experience rich networking opportunities and getting to know others in the industry, this conference is where you can do that. Opal Group does a really good job of bringing together an amazing experience. Alaina Doyle

      Wells Fargo

      This conference not only brought together impressive professionals, but really awesome people on a personal level. I have gone to many conferences only to share in small talk and seeing what someone can gain from someone else - but the energy of this conference was much more authentic. I truly appreciated all of the human beings that were in the room. Brooke Rodriguez


      Opal Group's creation, planning and execution of the L&D and DEI Executive Summit in Atlanta was absolutely flawless. The sessions were extremely engaging and full of information, offering best practices from top experts in the field. These people know what they are doing and have raised the bar for all other event planning organizations. Kudos to the folks at Opal Group. Bradie Speller


      The Summit was inspirational, educational, and practical. The most valuable take-away for me was the network of leaders I had the opportunity to learn from and engage with across a myriad of industries. It was very comforting and reaffirming to hear from other leaders experiencing similar challenges and learning how handled, managed, and worked their way through them. The network I built at the Summit has already been a tremendous support system to me and others and for that, I am extremely grateful. Sui Lang L. Panoke

      Zions Bank

      The event was well beyond my expectations. The presentations and learning opportunities were fantastic. I benchmarked what our organization was doing with the other attendees and developed concepts for scoping out projects and programming for our team. The networking was phenomenal! I met other colleagues in the same profession and enjoyed the camaraderie built during the conference networking events. LynnAnn H

      Director, Texas State University