A. Charles Thomas

Chief Data & Analytics Officer

General Motors

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Charles Thomas is General Motors’ first chief data and analytics officer, reporting to Alan Batey. As leader of the chief data and analytics office, Charles instills a culture of data-driven decision making. The CDAO maximizes the impact data and insights have on business results, operational efficiency and effectiveness. Charles plays a crucial role in GM’s digital transformation to ensure customer, corporate and business data are managed as a strategic asset. 

 

Charles has expertise leveraging data to drive strategy across B2B and B2C segments, digital and traditional routes to market, multiple regions, and industry verticals such as energy, high-tech, pharma, retail, and financial services. This is Charles’ third time as CDO for a major corporation. He’s previously led these efforts for Hewlett-Packard, USAA, and Wells Fargo.

 

Charles sits on the University of California at Berkeley’s School of Information advisory panel and is a consult for numerous programs across the country. He holds a PhD in Sociology – Organizational Behavior and Quantitative Methods – from Yale University. He is headquartered in Detroit and lives in Austin with his wife and two children. 

GLOBAL SUPPLIER DIVERSITY CONFERENCE

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2019

 

Twelve Hotel Midtown - Atlanta, GA