John Bottega, President, EDM Council
John Bottega is a senior data management strategist and executive with over 38 years of experience in the finance industry. Over his career, John has held various roles in supporting an organization’s data strategy and data implementation objectives. In 2006, John became one of the first Chief Data Officers in finance with his appointment as CDO at Citibank. He went on to hold the role of CDO in both the public and private sectors, serving as CDO for Bank of America, and holding the post of CDO for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
As the former Chief Data Officer at Bank of America, John was responsible for driving the enterprise data management strategy. This included championing the data management policy and standards, establishing and operationalizing data governance, working with technology to define the data platform, infrastructure and tool simplification, and supporting the bank’s data scientist team in their efforts to drive improved information analytics.
As the Chief Data Officer for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRBNY), John worked with domestic and foreign regulators on financial sector data management and data quality. While at FRBNY, John led the effort to define and establish the LEI (Legal Entity Identifier), a global information standard for unique entity identification, key to enabling and strengthening systemic risk analysis in support of global financial stability. John also served as a Senior Advisor to the Director of the Office of Financial Research (OFR), an agency established by the Dodd-Frank Act within the US Department of the Treasury, responsible for the analysis and monitoring of industry-wide systemic risk.
Today, John is the President of the EDM Council, a non-profit professional trade association, focused on elevating the practice of data management through best practices, data standards, research and education. The EDM Council supports over 200 organizations comprised of over 10,000 members, helping them successfully advance their data programs within their firms, while creating a global network for data management community collaboration.
John has been a frequent speaker for over 20 years at industry conferences and industry symposiums. He is a former member of the US Treasury Department’s Financial Research Advisory Committee to the Office of Financial Research; current member of the Rutgers University Big Data Certification Program Advisory Board, of the Incisivemedia North American and European Financial Information Summit Advisory Boards; member of the Advisory Board of NewVantage Partners, and member of the Board of Directors of ACTUS, a non-profit association focused on the improvement of systemic risk monitoring and financial market transparency.