What Happened at the Alation Global CDO Summit? (March 2, 2022)

On Wednesday, March 2, 2022, the 2nd annual Alation Global CDO Summit was held, the fourth and final event in Alation’s “DATA FOR THE WIN: Conversations with CDOs & CAOs.”

The event was held via Zoom and broadcast from CDO Club headquarters in beautiful Long Beach, New York. 

The event, sponsored by Alation, was kicked off by David Mathison, Founder and CEO of the CDO Club/CDO Summit. You can watch the entire event video below.

Mathison noted that it was the 10-year anniversary of the CDO Summit. His intro explored some of the incredible challenges and opportunities for digital, data, analytics, and cyber-security leaders over the past decade, especially the last 3 years, given the pandemic, civil unrest, and the current war in Ukraine.

This was followed by an opening keynote delivered by Myles Suer, Director Solutions Marketing, Alation, on “Self Service Business Intelligence.

To explore this topic more deeply, Myles then moderated the first panel of the day, featuring an all-female panel who continued the discussion on “Self Service Business Intelligence.” 

Panelists Included:

  • Danielle Crop: Chief Data Officer, Albertsons Companies
  • Robin Gordon: Chief Data and Analytics Officer, MetLife
  • Kala Iyengar: Chief Data Officer, Cognizant
  • Sharon Kratochvil: Head, Global Analytics and Data, Capri Holdings Ltd (Michael Kors, Jimmy Choo, Versace)

The second and final panel of the day was moderated by Michael Krigsman, Publisher at CXO Talk. His segment featured speakers from Citi Commercial Bank, JD Power, Novartis, and New York Public Radio, who discussed “Practical Digital and Data Transformation: Lessons Across Industries.”

Panelists included:

  • Anjali Gupta Reddi: Global Data Governance Officer, Citi Commercial Bank
  • Bernardo Rodriguez: Chief Digital and Technology Officer, JD Power
  • Bharti Rai: VP & Head, Insights, Analytics, Data & Commercial Operations, Novartis
  • Brian Oduor: Head of Data & Insights, New York Public Radio

Videos of all keynotes and panels from every CDO Summit to date – including the Alation Global CDO Summit – are available for CDO Club GOLD and PLATINUM members.

CDO Club membership benefits are here

CDO Club CEO David Mathison with the award.

Following the panels, the CDO Club 2020 U.S. “Chief Digital Officer of the Year” award was presented by CEO David Mathison.

Mathison publicly recognized “All U.S. CDOs who were Chief Digital Officer during 2020 as “Chief Digital Officer of the Year 2020” in recognition of the challenges facing CDOs during that turbulent year.

2020 was the most turbulent year in the decade since I founded the Chief Digital Officer Community in 2012“, said Mathison.

Read more about the CDO Club 2020 U.S. “Chief Digital Officer of the Year” award here.

Up next was the CDO Club 2021 U.S. “Chief Digital Officer of the Year” award.

David Mathison publicly recognized Bernardo Rodriguez, Chief Digital and Technology Officer at J.D. Power, as the CDO Club 2021 US Chief Digital Officer of the Year

Bernardo has spent 25+ years successfully driving digital strategy and enterprise transformation at startups, F500s, and global consultants alike. He has a relentless customer focus, is a talent magnet who excels at building high performance teams and is disciplined around delivery and execution. He is a serial entrepreneur who founded, grew to profitability, and sold two internet startups. He has also been a valuable contributor to his C-suite peers and our community. Therefore, I am delighted to recognize Bernardo as the U.S. Chief Digital Officer of the Year for 2021,” said Mathison.

Read more about Bernardo Rodriguez and his award here.

Thanks to the previous panelists from the Alation “DATA FOR THE WIN” series for joining the March 2nd event panelists to virtually congratulate Bernardo, and for sharing your thoughts during the series!

Previous Chief Digital Officer of the Year award winners from the U.S. and other regions can be found here.

Previous Chief Data Officer of the Year award winners from the U.S. and other regions can be found here.

Thanks to our sponsor, Alation, and partners on the 2nd annual Alation Global CDO Summit for another great event.

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