CHIEF DATA OFFICER STRATEGY MEETING
Revolutionize, Adapt, Evolve
October 19, 2021 | West
CDO West Facilitators Include:
Neil Jadhav, Vice President Business and Data Analytics
Nancy Wang, General Manager AWS Data Protection, Compliance and Governance Business
Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Nancy Wang is a technical leader at Amazon Web Services, where she leads P&L, product, engineering, and design for its data protection and governance businesses. Prior to Amazon, she led SaaS product development at Rubrik, the fastest-growing enterprise software unicorn, and built healthdata.gov for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Passionate about advancing more women into technical roles, Nancy is the founder & CEO of Advancing Women in Tech, a global 501(c)(3) nonprofit with 16,000+ members spanning three continents.
Nancy is an angel investor in data security and compliance companies, and an LP with several seed-and growth-stage funds such as Operator Collective and IVP. She earned a degree in computer science from the University of Pennsylvania.
Prakriteswar Santikary, Ph.D., Former Vice President, Chief Data Officer
Dr. Santikary is an accomplished technology executive and a disruptor with over 25 years of industry experience in architecting, building, and commercializing software products, platforms, and solutions at scale by employing modern techniques of distributed computing, cloud computing, modern software architecture, and artificial intelligence. In his previous role as Vice President and Global Chief Data Officer at ERT – a global data and technology company in the clinical trials and drug discovery industry – Dr. Santikary led the vision, strategy, and execution of ERT’s global data and platform architecture, cloud architecture and AI.
A thought leader and a data evangelist, Dr. Santikary is a frequently invited speaker at global software architecture conferences including the IBM Chief Data Officer summit and MIT Chief Data Officer and Information Quality Conference. Prior to joining ERT, Dr. Santikary held several technology executive roles including serving as Head of Data Engineering and Director of Engineering at eBay, VP of Engineering at Zeta Global, Chief Architect and Technologist at Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, and Research Scientist at The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Dr. Santikary earned his Ph.D. in Computer Simulation at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, and post-doctoral research at The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Hunter Storm, Chief Executive Officer