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David Arulmani

David Arulmani

VP Enterprise Data Operations Technology & Chief Data Officer at Export Development Canada | Exportation et développement Canada - EDC

Ottawa, Ontario

David Arulmani is currently the VP & Chief Data Officer at Export Development Canada (EDC), a Canadian federal government crown corporation. David's career spans over 28+ years in the field of Data Management, Business Intelligence, Analytics & Artificial Intelligence in Financial Institutions across South-east Asia, Middle East and North America. With over 16+ years of executive and management experience, he has led several data-driven business transformation initiatives to deliver competitive advantage, strategic data-driven insight, and fuel a culture of applied innovation by enabling key capabilities such as BI, Advanced Analytics, AI/ML to activate data-driven decision.
Prior to joining EDC, David was with Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) for 11+ years, where he held multiple data & analytics leadership roles in strategic front-line business, compliance and internal audit, and data technology groups.
As VP & CDAO at EDC, David leads the Enterprise Data Analytics Transformation Strategy & Roadmap execution aligned with EDC’s Digital Transformation Strategy. Reporting into David are dedicated teams focused on Enterprise Data Strategy, Data Architecture, Data Platform Services, Data Engineering & Solution Delivery, Advanced Analytics CoE, Information Management Policy, and Data Quality & Compliance.
Additionally, David actively participates as executive/steerco member in various Government of Canada’s strategic initiatives such as - Advancing Digital Economy, GoC’s Open Data project, GoC’s Bundled Services to Business etc.,


  • Vice President, Enterprise Data Operations Technology & Chief Data Officer (Export Development Canada | Exportation et développement Canada - EDC)
  • Data Management Consultant and Enterprise Data Project Co-ordinator, Information Technology Team (Higher Colleges of Technology)
  • Senior Manager, Business Intelligence Strategy & Analytics Group, CIBC (CIBC)
  • Senior Business Solutions Architect (Stamford International University)
  • Senior Partner, Business Intelligence Solutions & Data Architecture (Data Solutions Consulting Professionals Inc.,)
  • Director, Data Management and Advanced Analytics, CIBC (CIBC)
  • Senior Database Administrator - Decision Support, Strategy & Analytics Group, CIBC (CIBC)


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