Lessons Learned from Today’s CDO

Chief Data Officers and Chief Digital Officers have been critical drivers of the data-driven enterprise.  Now, for many, it’s time to look at what’s next in these important roles.

Join our panel of CDOs from three unique industries as they discuss the top challenges (and opportunities) they have faced.  We will hear how their organizations are overcoming these challenges, and the lessons they have learned along the way.  Learn how they measure success and realize value from data as they guide their organizations to embrace a data-driven culture. And, hear how they see both CDO roles evolving to incorporate more strategic, growth-driven initiatives.

Topics for discussion include

  • Establishing a data strategy to support business objectives
  • Enabling advanced analytics and AI
  • Ensuring data privacy and cybersecurity
  • Driving data quality and integrity
  • Monetizing the value of data
  • Finding, retaining, and building talent
  • Building a data-driven culture and encouraging data literacy
  • Introducing and evolving the role of the CDO

After the panel discussion, you are invited to join us for some networking and fun at Top Golf.  Don’t worry if you are not a pro, the games are geared to golfers of all levels.  


  • 8:00 AM – Networking breakfast
  • 8:45 AM – Event kick-off and introductions
  • 9:00 AM – Moderated CDO panel discussion
  • 10:00 AM – Networking and golf (optional)
  • 12:00 PM – Event ends


Date & Time

  • Wednesday, August 31
  • 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM


Top Golf

2050 Progress Pkwy, Schaumburg, IL 60196

Meet our CDO Panel:

Kristina Chambers

Chief Data Officer at TTX Company

Kristina Chambers is the Chief Data and Analytics Officer for TTX Company in Chicago. TTX Company provides railcars and related freight car management services to the North American rail industry. She is responsible for developing and implementing TTX’s enterprise data strategy and building a long-term roadmap to maximize the business value of data. In addition, her team is shaping the company’s innovation vision for its end-to-end data ecosystem, architecture, and technology.

Kristina has twenty-five years of experience in data science & technology, operations, and finance in Europe and the U.S. in diverse verticals such as transportation, reinsurance, energy, and manufacturing. She holds an M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


Ogi Redzic

Chief Digital Officer at Caterpillar Inc.

Ogi Redzic is Chief Digital Officer and a senior vice president of Caterpillar Inc. with responsibility for Cat Digital. He manages key components of the company’s digital strategy including connectivity, the enterprise data platform, analytics and AI, equipment management, condition monitoring, eCommerce, digital marketing, and lead and opportunity management.

Prior to joining Caterpillar in 2018, Ogi led Renault-Nissan Alliance’s connected car and mobility activities as Alliance Senior Vice President, Connected Vehicles and Mobility Services. He has more than 20 years’ experience, including additional positions at Nokia, NAVTEQ, Motorola, PCTEL and at wireless communication startup cyberPIXIE.

Ogi has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Northeastern Illinois University, a master’s degree in computer science from the Illinois Institute of Technology, and a master’s degree in business administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He also serves on the Assurant, Inc. Board of Directors.

John Sahagian

Chief Data Officer at BCU

John Sahagian leads BCU’s enterprise data strategy which enables the $5+ billion credit union to be more data-driven in its purpose of empowering people to discover financial freedom. He is responsible for developing more unified, intelligent, and relevant experiences for a rapidly growing and diverse membership.

John has 20+ years financial services experience spanning service, sales, lending, and marketing. He holds an MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management and is a certified chief executive (CCE).