CDO Magazine Summit 2023

 2023/09/12 - Delta Hotels by Marriott, Cincinnati, OH, USA

  7:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Hosted by ComSpark and CDO Magazine, this full day summit will bring together CDO's and senior data leaders from the Midwest, throughout North America and around the globe. With over 100+ of the leading data experts as speakers, 30 interactive breakout sessions and cutting edge vendor solutions present, attendees will walk away with new insights and best practices that will help fuel their data organization.

Creating and Adapting a Data Forward Strategy

Sep 12, 2023 / 9:05-9:35 AM / General Session Room

Please join us for our Keynote Fireside Chat on ‘Creating & Adapting a Data Forward Strategy.’ Moderating the panel is Tom Lasalle with Denodo and participating is Purvi Shah, VP, Enterprise Data Platforms with American Express and Kamal Distell, VP Data, Analytics, Platforms and Data Science with Toyota Motor Corporation-North America. We will cover topics including how the data landscape has changed and how we have adapted, success stories, selling a data strategy organization and investments to the business leadership, and more. Hope to see you with us!


  • Kamal Distell: VP Data, Analytics, Platforms and Data Science, Toyota Motor Corporation-North
  • Purvi Shah: VP, Enterprise Data Platforms, American Express


  • Tom Lasalle: Sales Director, Denodo

Data Democratization–Leveraging Data Mesh & Data Fabric

Sep 12, 2023 / 11:00-11:45 AM / Breakout Room 4

"Data Democratization - Leveraging Data Mesh and Data Fabric" brings together esteemed data experts to explore the transformative power of data democratization in the modern age. Through the lens of data mesh and data fabric, the panelists will delve into innovative strategies for decentralizing data ownership and enabling seamless data sharing across organizations. They will analyze how these approaches foster collaboration, enhance data accessibility, and drive data.


  • Ryan Donnally: Executive Director, Enterprise Data Management and Advanced Analytics, Quest Diagnostics
  • Brett Starr: VP, Data Engineering & Intelligent Automation, The Cincinnati Insurance Companies


  • Juan Soriano: Technical Consultant, Denodo
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