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Opening Bell Ventures appoints Andrew Blake as its Chief Data Officer 



Charlotte, NC – January 10, 2024– Opening Bell Ventures, a renowned digital transformation consulting firm, announces the strategic appointment of A B (Andrew) Blake as its first Chief Data Officer (CDO), effective immediately. In this newly created role, Andrew will head the firm's data, analytics and AI solutions, fueling impactful digital transformation journeys for their clients. 


"Data is the cornerstone of successful digital transformation," declares Avi Kalderon, CEO at Opening Bell Ventures. "Andrew's proven track record in digital strategy, machine learning, and artificial intelligence makes him the ideal candidate for the role. His leadership will be instrumental, enabling us to tailor innovative solutions that deliver meaningful business results for our clients." 


Andrew brings over 20 years of experience building complex data ecosystems and translating them into actionable strategies that have proven to drive business growth. His career encompasses achievements such as: 


> Leading numerous Opening Bell Ventures LLC engagements to the full satisfaction of its clients.


> Revolutionizing Ally Financials analytics landscape as Senior Director, Business Intelligence and Data Engagement: His collaborative approach enabled a multi-year, $100 million Customer Data program to consolidate and monetize Ally’s information assets. 


> Building and Leading Wachovia’s International Technology Team: Andrew led the Architecture and System design for next-generation Global Investment banking technology products, including the industry-leading International Trade Insourcing Platform. 


He also routinely speaks at multiple industry conferences, including INFORMS and Analytics Frontiers.  


"I'm deeply honored to assume the role of CDO at Opening Bell Ventures. I'm passionate about helping our clients navigate the ever-evolving digital landscape. Together, we will unlock unprecedented insights, optimize processes, and empower firms to achieve their full potential." 

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