Chief Data & Analytics Officer, Senior Vice President, Verizon
Linda Avery is the strategic voice and visionary for data and analytics at Verizon, focused on making Verizon an AI powerhouse. Avery joined Verizon in September 2019.
Prior to this role, Avery was the first Chief Data Officer at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. She shaped the Central Bank’s data strategy, establishing a new Data Science organization from the ground up, and cultivating the use of AI by economists and central bankers in monetary and supervisory policy and research.
Additionally, Avery both transformed and led the Federal Reserve function that is responsible for the collection and data quality assurance of the complex data sets received from the world’s largest financial institutions, which play a mission-critical role in the work and decisions of the Federal Reserve System and the Treasury.
Previously, Avery had a 20-year career at Goldman Sachs, where she was a managing director of technology. At Goldman, her career took many forms, ranging from standing up the Bank’s first electronic trading ventures, to the governance and controls needed to support highly sensitive data, to the design of the data architecture needed to support high speed algorithmic trading. Avery also led the establishment of several start up joint ventures for Goldman Sachs. She co-chaired the Women in Technology Global Network and the IT Career Development Committee.
In April 2019, Avery was awarded the honor of “U.S. Chief Data Officer of the Year” by the CDO Club.
Avery earned her bachelor’s from Bucknell University.
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