Houston CDAO Community


Join a powerful network of C-level peers

Connect with a local community of like-minded peers who share similar challenges and priorities. Access the collective expertise of CDAOs from diverse experiences, backgrounds and industries. Members of the community come together several times a year to connect with each other, exchange ideas and best practices, and validate strategies and solutions.

Join your local community for exclusive access to:

  • Participate in year-round gatherings both in person and virtually with your local peer group
  • Engage in unparalleled collaboration through in-depth discussions on the most critical and relevant issues
  • Network with like-minded peers facing the same challenges as you
  • Exchange ideas, strategies and solutions validated by peers
  • Gain exclusive access to community insights, including best practices and survey results, to benchmark your organization with others
  • Learn how other leaders approached their challenges by leveraging peer-recommended partners
  • Make new connections through facilitated networking opportunities, including curated 1:1 peer meetings
  • Grow and enhance your career through an exclusive network and mentorship
  • Build lasting relationships and stay connected with peers and colleagues

Houston CDAO Governing Body

A regional Governing Body leads the Houston CDAO community, shaping the topics and agendas for your local programs and ensuring that all content is driven by CDAOs, for CDAOs.

Governing Body Co-Chairs

Navin Advani

VP IT and Tech Innovation

Vincent Cen

NRG Energy
Head of Digital Usage & Data Analytics

Partha Chatterjee

Shell USA
Data and Analytics SME, Shell Energy Americas

Sarah Karthigan

GM Strategy & Innovation – Data & Insights

Raphael Louvrier

City of Houston, TX
Enterprise Data Officer

Arun Narayanan

RES Group
Chief Digital Officer

Quang Ton

Head of Data Science & AI

Hema Yalamanchi

The Kraft Heinz Company
Global Chief Data Officer

Governing Body Members

Adil Ahmed

Bristow Group
Chief Data Scientist and Director of Knowledge Management

Christopher Barringer

Mesquite Energy, Inc.
VP, Information Technology

Dave Bhattacharjee

Thomson Reuters
Head (Sr. VP), Data Analytics

Antonio Carbajal

VP, Data Science

Shyamala Chalakudi

Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Head of Enterprise Data Analytics & Digital Technology

Jeremy Eade

BP Americas
Director, North Development Technology Solutions & Manager, Subsurface and Wells Applications

Laura Gardner

Head of Data and Digital Services

Devshree Golecha

TDECU-Your Credit Union
Vice President of Data, Analytics and Data Governance

Frank Hayden

VP, Trading Compliance

Shannon Hughes

CDO Enterprise Data Architecture Manager

Summer Husband

SVP Data & Applied Intelligence

Sam Jain

American Century Investments
Head of Data Science and Machine Learning

Ankur Jain

Whole Foods Market
Vice President - Enterprise Analytics & Data Science

Ram Karnati

Synchrony Financial
VP Data Engineering

Anu Krishnan

Shell USA
Head of Information, Data & Analytics at Shell

Majid Latif

Global Head, Data Science

Justin Lo

Technical Manager of Enterprise AI Engineering

Anissa Lyvers

American Bureau of Shipping
VP Data & Analytics

Greg Nelson

Sr Director Analytics, CDO

Ellen Nielsen

Chief Data Officer

Hari Perugu

The Hartford
Assistant Vice President, Application and Data Transformation

Jun Qian

Gulf States Toyota
Director, Data Science and Analytics

Chandra Radhakrishnan

Sunbelt Rentals
VP of Data and Analytics

Dheepa Raju

CITGO Petroleum
Head of Analytics

Mustafa Rizvi

Head of Data Management & Architecture.

Mario Rojas

University Lands
Chief of Data Analytics

Kunal Sharma

Head of Data Engineering and Analytics

Erik Tennison

Associate Information Officer

Milad Toliyati

Cisco Systems

Boyan Vukichevich

Shaw Group
Senior Director Information Technology

Join your peers to discuss the most critical issues impacting CDAOs today.

  1. Foster a Strong Data and Analytics Function Through Leadership and Influence
  2. Restructuring Data Strategy and Governance to Responsibly Deploy Generative AI
  3. Enhance Data Literacy Across the Organization to Drive Business Value

Upcoming Programs


October 10, 2024 | 1 hour

Houston CDAO Town Hall

Houston CDAO Town Hall

An interactive, peer-led discussion on current topics and priorities.

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December 3, 2024 | 1 day

Houston CDAO Executive Summit

Hyatt Regency Houston Galleria

Walk away from this peer-led program with new connections and with actionable insights.

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