Session 6-B

The Data Leadership Imperative: How Leading CDAOs Overcome Cultural Obstacles to Deliver Business Value from Data Investments:

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Leading companies continue to struggle to deliver business value from their data investments.  While the CDAO position has become well-established, turnover in the role continues to be high.

Learn from a panel of leading CDAOs how they are navigating cultural obstacles and breaking down organizational silos to achieve measurable business outcomes from their data investments.



Author of Fail Fast, Learn Faster: Lessons in Data Driven Leadership, and regular contributor to MIT Sloan Management Review, Harvard Business Review, and Forbes on the topic of data leadership.

PANELIST: Naras Eechambadi

Global Chief Data & Analytics Officer, Universal Music Group

PANELIST: Raj Nimmagadda

Global Head of R&D Data Office, Sanofi

PANELIST: Katia Walsh

Chief Global Strategy and AI Officer, Levi Strauss & Co

PANELIST: Diana schildhouse

Chief Analytics and Insight Officer, Colgate-Palmolive

PANELIST: Bob Hedges

Chief Data Officer, VISA