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Teddy Goff: Digital Director, President Barack Obama’s 2008 & 2012 campaigns
Rachel S. Haot: US CDO of the Year 2014
Michael Doernberg, Brian Lakamp, Eric Garland, Bill Campbell, and Dick Wingate
Riley McDonough (Thomson Reuters) and Vivian Schiller (NBC News)
Michael Smith: President at Forbes.com
Fred Santarpia: Chief Digital Officer at Conde Nast
Ellie Hirschhorn: Chief Digital Officer at Simon & Schuster
Daniel Heaf, Jason Seiken, Albert Cheng, Jason Tafler, and Esmeralda Swartz
Daniel Heaf, Jason Seiken, and Albert Cheng
Margaret Molloy and Mary Ann Pierce
Michael Smith, Fred Santarpia, David Kang, Joe Bilman, and Ellie Hirschhorn
David Kang (Wenner Media) and Joe Bilman (American Media Inc.)
Chief Digital Officers Bernardo Rodriguez, Perry Hewitt, and Sree Sreenivasan
Ana Serrano, Elizabeth Scott, Christine Montgomery, and Tom Hjelm
Participants
Ana Serrano: Chief Digital Officer at Canadian Film Centre
Mayer Danzig, Jonathan Sackett, Josh Golden, and Angela Wei
Jane Barratt: Chief Operating Officer at mcgarrybowen
Daniel Backhaus
Jörg Malang, George Gollub, and Mark Keys
Bill Campbell: SVP, Digital Business at Universal Music Group
Scott Singer (DDG), Perry Hewitt (Harvard University), and David Payne (Gannett)
Margaret Molloy, Christine Montgomery, and Janet Scardino
Harriet Seitler, Katerina Markov, Laxmi Wordham, and Rosemary Maggiore
Jason Seiken (PBS) and Tom Hjelm (New York Public Radio)
David Payne: Senior Vice President and CDO at Gannett Co., Inc.
David Shing: Digital Prophet at AOL
Elizabeth Scott: Chief Media and Digital Officer at Lincoln Center
David Chivers, Chris Hooven, Jonathan Sackett, and David Shing
Participants
David Mathison, Chan Suh, and Jay Rosenzweig
Angela Wei: Managing Director at AGENCY (Milk Studios)
Linda Perry-Lube, Thomas Gensemer, David Richeson, Steve Rubel, and Scott Schneider
Scott Swartz, Jeremy Legg, Mehul Nagrani, and Joe Ruffolo
Cammie Croft, Jay Geneske, and Laxmi Wordham
Eric Hellweg (Harvard Business Review), Perry Hewitt (Harvard University), and Sree Sreenivasan (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
Kristen O’Hara, Thomas Gewecke, Dan Suratt, Kristin Frank, and Lisa Hsia
Daniel Heaf, David Payne, Justin Tobin, and Eric Hellweg

Top 5 Skills Chief Digital Officers Need to Become CEOs and Board Directors, with Larry Kramer [VIDEO]

Why are Chief Digital Officers increasingly being tapped to become CEOs or board directors? Just ask Larry Kramer, who serves on the boards of TheStreet.com; Gannett Co. Inc.; Harvard Business School Publishing; and MDC Partners; and is a trustee of Syracuse University. He was previously board director at American Media Inc, Answers.com, and Discovery Communications. He […]

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Cisco Chief Digital Officer Kevin Bandy Reveals Digitization Strategy [VIDEO]

“Technology is now the catalyst of every business strategy that’s happening,” said Kevin Bandy, Chief Digital Officer at Cisco Systems. “Operating models are changing every 18 to 24 months…. You’re seeing leadership teams really challenged with the pace of change.” The hiring of a Chief Digital Officer (CDO) usually indicates big change in an organization. That’s why […]

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Chief Data Officer JOBS Update for June 2016

Welcome back to our Chief Data Officer JOBS Update, through June 2016. In this issue, we listed new Chief DATA Officer appointments for June; we tracked 36 ARTICLES and hand-picked a DOZEN CDOs who made the news last month; and we posted NINE more new open CDO positions on our CDO Career page, including jobs at […]

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Chief Digital Officer JOBS Update for June 2016

Welcome back to our Chief Digital Officer JOBS Update, through June 2016. In this issue, we list over FIFTEEN new CDO appointments for June alone; we tracked 60 CDO ARTICLES and hand-picked over a DOZEN CDOs who made the news last month; and we posted two more new open global CDO positions on our CDO Career page. […]

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How Do Capgemini, Mashable, The New York Times, The City of New York, and Neustar Use Big Data? [VIDEO]

“There’s a kind of universality to the kinds of problems that companies with leverageable data encounter,” said Haile Owusu, PhD, Chief Data Scientist at Mashable. Shockingly, more data has been created in the past few years than the entire previous history of the human race, reported Sintef. For those organizations that leverage this explosion of data, […]

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How to Use Social Media to Engage Your Event Audience, with IBM, Mutual Mind, and Thomas Power [VIDEO]

Chief Digital Officer Summit organizers were caught by surprise the first time a CDO Summit event trended on Twitter. The inaugural U.K. CDO Summit, held on 29th October 2014, was an intimate gathering of little more than a hundred digital and data leaders from the U.K. and Europe. Yet what this audience lacked in size […]

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6 Digital Transformation Strategies for Chief Digital Officers [VIDEO]

“Digital is at the heart of everything, and it’s an ongoing investment we need to make,” said Jacqueline de Rojas, Area VP for Citrix in Northern Europe and President at techUK. She’s right: companies that are “digital masters” are 26% more profitable than their industry competitors. And most times, the burden of successful digital transformation […]

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4 Things Chief Digital Officers Must Do to Become CEO or Board Director / NED [VIDEO]

This month yet another Chief Digital Officer made the transition to CEO/President, when Joachim Janssen was named CEO at Viessmann Group. That means in 2016, three CDOs have already become CEO, and one was named Non-Executive Director (or ‘NED,’ a.k.a. ‘Board Director’ here in the States). And those are just the ones we’ve reported on […]

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Top 5 Customer Experience Strategies for Chief Digital Officers in Retail [VIDEO]

“Not everybody shops online, and not everybody shops offline,” said Faisal Masud, CDO & EVP of Global E-Commerce at Staples. Masud highlights just how interesting and complex the challenge of a retail Chief Digital Officer can be. You’re neither completely online nor off. Doomsayer predictions that every brick-and-mortar store would be demolished and replaced with […]

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Chief Data Officer JOBS Update for May 2016

Welcome back to our Chief Data Officer JOBS Update, through May 2016. In this issue, we list new Chief DATA Officer appointments for May; two dozen CDOs who made the news last month; and new open CDO positions globally. These are exciting times to be a leader in building a data-driven culture! NOTE: You will need […]

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Chief Digital Officer JOBS Update for May 2016

Welcome back to our Chief Digital Officer JOBS Update, through May 2016. In this issue, we list almost two dozen new CDO appointments for May alone; over a dozen CDOs who made the news last month; and new open CDO positions globally. These are exciting times to be a leader in digital transformation and building […]

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Look What Happened at the Israeli Chief Digital Officer Summit

The CDO Club’s Global Affiliate Partner CDO Club IL held its 3rd CDO Summit at Krypton HaKfar HaYarok in Tel Aviv, Israel on 17 May 2016. The sold-out Israeli summit was jam-packed with interest growing in Israel, as the number of Chief Digital Officers globally has doubled every year, to over 2,000 in 2015, according to the CDO […]

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Join us at the Israeli Chief Digital Officer Summit in Tel Aviv May 17, 2016

CDO Club IL, a CDO Club global affiliate, will hold the Israeli CDO Summit on May 17, 2016 in Tel-Aviv. The summit gathers local digital leaders to discuss and learn innovative ways to improve digital transformation efforts and focus on the right factors to ensure success. David Mathison, Founder & CEO of the CDO Club, […]

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Look What Happened at the 4th Annual NYC Chief Digital Officer Summit

The CDO Club held its 4th annual NYC CDO Summit, presented by Centric Digital, on April 27, 2016, at Thomson Reuters in New York City. The CDO Summit addressed the challenges and opportunities arising from Big Data, the cloud, digital disruption, and social and mobile media, with an in-depth discussion surrounding the rising voice of the Chief […]

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GE CMO Linda Boff Named Chief Digital Officer of the Year 2016 by CDO Club

Linda Boff, Chief Marketing Officer at GE, was today recognized as U.S. Chief Digital Officer of the Year 2016 by the CDO Club, the world’s largest community of C-suite digital and data leaders. Boff is being recognized for her leadership in transforming the GE brand as the company becomes a ‘Digital Industrial’ company. She is […]

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Transforming Traditional Businesses into Digital Leaders, with Centric Digital’s Brian Manning at the NYC CDO Summit on April 27

“From the mechanical innovations of the First Industrial Revolution to the emergence of computers and the Internet of the 3rd, the business world has been in a state of radical transformation since 1760,” explains Brian Manning, co-founder, president and CDO of Centric Digital. “We’re now moving into the Fourth Industrial Revolution, which isn’t some lofty […]

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GE CMO Linda Boff to Keynote NYC Chief Digital Officer Summit on April 27, 2016

Chief Digital Officers aren’t the only C-level professionals leading digital transformation. Linda Boff, CMO at GE, proves the importance of digital leadership in the marketing function as she helps turn GE into a “digital industrial company.” That’s why we are proud to announce that Linda Boff will be the Featured Keynote Speaker at the NYC CDO […]

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Top Skills Chief Digital Officers Need to Become CEOs and Board Directors, with Larry Kramer

Last year, eleven (11) Chief Digital Officers became CEO and five (5) CDOs became board directors/non-executive director (NED). That number has grown every year since we started tracking it in 2011. That’s partly because, as digital strategy becomes integral to an organization’s overall strategy, the skills and leadership required of a CDO become necessary for the CEO, and […]

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Digital Success Principles with Chief Digital Officers from the City of Boston, IBM, and SAP, at the NYC CDO Summit

Create a list of your top success principles for digital transformation. Would your guidelines work in different industries and sectors, even non-profit or public sector? Do they apply to both incumbents as well as disruptors? While no two organizations (or Chief Digital Officers) are the same, the very best strategies share some common threads such […]

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DMA, CDO Club Launch Ground-Breaking Online Education Initiative

The Direct Marketing Association (DMA) and CDO Club have partnered to provide online courses to our members! As part of the CDO Club’s new education initiative, CDO Academy, we’ve hand-picked four DMA on-demand marketing courses based on their relevance to digital and data strategy for today’s digital leaders. Because the schedule of a Chief Digital Officer […]

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Driving and Measuring Digital Transformation at the NYC CDO Summit

If digital transformation has no end because it is said to be a journey, then how does a Chief Digital Officer measure success? The answer isn’t simple. Innovation is happening all the time, in every sector, with media, telecom, healthcare and financial services executives still anticipating “massive” change in the next 12 months. Leaders from […]

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Choosing the Right Digitization Strategy with Cisco Chief Digital Officer Kevin Bandy at the NYC CDO Summit on April 27

“As every CDO knows, the cost, speed, and volume of innovation in today’s hyper-connected markets are driving forces behind the imperative to digitize, demanding that organizations re-architect their business models in order to compete and thrive,” said Kevin Bandy, Chief Digital Officer at Cisco Systems. The hiring of a Chief Digital Officer (CDO) usually indicates […]

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Agenda Announced: 4th Annual NYC CDO Summit, Sponsored by Centric Digital, Returns to Thomson Reuters on April 27, 2016

Speakers, keynotes, and sponsors have just been announced for the fourth annual NYC CDO Summit, presented by Centric Digital, a global digital transformation partner. The all day U.S. event will take place on April 27, 2016 at Thomson Reuters in New York City. Linda Boff, CMO of GE, has been confirmed as the event’s featured […]

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Keynotes Announced for the 4th Annual NYC Chief Digital Officer Summit at Thomson Reuters on April 27 2016

Digital and data leaders from some of the world’s most prestigious organizations are meeting at Thomson Reuters in New York City on April 27, 2016 for the NYC CDO Summit presented by Centric Digital! Organizers for the NYC CDO Summit have just confirmed the full speaker list and keynotes. The event will offer in-depth discussions surrounding […]

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How Non-Profit Chief Digital Officers Can Make Digital Personal

“How do we best balance the efficiencies that algorithms and automation offer us, with the need to maintain what feels like a genuine personal connection?” asks Nancy Hallberg, Chief Marketing Officer at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Hallberg will join a panel of Chief Digital Officers and digital leaders from prestigious non-profit organizations such as […]

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Meet Top Media Chief Digital Officers at the NYC CDO Summit on April 27, 2016

The media sector continues to hire Chief Digital Officers, and considering that it was the first and most strongly affected by digital disruption, this should come as no surprise. The Harvard Business Review recently reported that 72% of media executives in a recent Russell Reynolds Associate survey anticipate moderate or massive digital disruption in the […]

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Chief Digital Officer’s Guide to the Collaborative Economy, with Jeremiah Owyang [VIDEO]

“The bad news is, your customers may be your competitors. The good news is, you can harness them,” declared Jeremiah Owyang, Founder of Crowd Companies, at the 2015 NYC CDO Summit, on April 29, 2015, hosted at Thomson Reuters. We felt it appropriate to revisit Owyang’s featured presentation from last year’s Summit, given the return of our […]

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‘From Chief Digital Officer to CEO,’ with Harvey Nash’s Anna Frazzetto at the NYC CDO Summit

“The rise of the CDO has been exponentially fast! So fast in fact, no other role comes close in comparison growth wise – not even the CIO,” Anna Frazzetto, Chief Digital Technology Officer & SVP at Harvey Nash, said recently. Frazzetto will keynote on “The Rise of The CDO, Our CEO of The Future,” at […]

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Top 10 Social Media Tips for Busy Chief Digital Officers [VIDEO]

“Folks who are leading digital strategy in organizations are so busy that they don’t have time to work on their own social media,” Sree Sreenivasan, Chief Digital Officer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET), said at the 2015 CDO Summit, on 29 April, 2015, hosted at Thomson Reuters in New York City. We felt […]

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Look What Happened at The Inaugural Sydney CDO Summit

The CDO Club held its inaugural Sydney CDO Summit, presented by Accenture Digital on 1 March, 2016 at the UTS Business School. The CDO Summit addresses the challenges and opportunities arising from big data, the cloud, digital disruption, and social and mobile media. The event took place at a pivotal time for digital innovation in […]

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Rebekah Horne, Chief Digital Officer at National Rugby League, named first Australian CDO of the Year by CDO Club

Rebekah Horne, Chief Digital Officer at the National Rugby League (NRL), was today named the first-ever Australian Chief Digital Officer of the Year 2016 by the CDO Club. Horne was announced as the recipient of the award after participating in the “DNA of the CDO – Reinvention or Unique?” panel moderated by executive search firm […]

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Fireside Chat with Gerd Schenkel, Executive Director Telstra Digital at the Sold-Out Sydney CDO Summit

The most feared term in the telecommunications industry is “dumb-pipe.” It’s a term coined for outdated internet providers, unable to compete with insurgents like Google Voice and Skype when it comes to calling services. To avoid the dreaded label, Australian telecom Telstra tapped Gerd Schenkel in 2011 to lead their newly established Telstra Digital division […]

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See The Future Of Sports And Fan Engagement at the Sold-Out Sydney CDO Summit

Need an example of the impact digital has had on sports in Australia? Take the venerable Australian Open tennis tournament that took place in Melbourne in January: While the actual matches were played in much the same way, digital innovation allowed the event organisers to increase fan engagement and secure greater revenues than ever before. […]

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Inaugural Sydney Chief Digital Officer Summit Sells Out!

Organizers for the inaugural Sydney CDO Summit, presented by Accenture Digital, have announced that sales have exceeded expectations and that the event, hosted at the UTS Business School in Sydney on 1 March 2016, has completely sold out of tickets. Attendees at the CDO Summit will learn how to focus zealously on improving the customer experience, build and […]

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Experts to reveal the DNA of the Chief Digital Officer at Sydney CDO Summit on March 1 2016

The Chief Digital Officer title has been controversial since conception. Are Chief Digital Officers just glorified CIOs, CTOs or CMOs? Or is this a unique leadership role with completely different origins? Do CDOs require a technology or marketing background, or does their role demand a completely different perspective altogether? To shed light on this timely issue, Paul […]

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Creepy Versus Cool: Striking the Right Balance in Customer Personalisation

In the mid-1990s, it would have been unheard of to have your location tracked by military satellites. Today, this happens around the clock with smartphone GPS and a host of location-based mobile services. It would have been equally odd that a high school acquaintance that you hadn’t seen in 10 years knew the details of […]

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BEING Digital, with Google, Westpac, Harvey Norman and SmartClinics at the Sydney CDO Summit

Is your digital strategy only skin deep? Many organisations are finding it challenging to capture the full value of revolutionary breakthroughs in digital innovation. Some have figured out how to use digital technology to drive down costs and become more efficient, akin to “looking digital.” Others are grappling with how to take things further in […]

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What Chief Digital Officers Need to Know About IoT, with Intel, Visa, Microsoft, and GroupM

By 2019, it’s estimated that up to 40 billion devices may be connected to the internet or each other. Welcome to the “internet of things,” or IoT. It’s a world where a refrigerator can send you a message on your phone when your milk is about to expire, and also a coupon to buy a […]

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Meet Paul Shetler, the CEO of Australia’s Digital Transformation Office (DTO) at the Sydney CDO Summit

The government of Australia is encouraging an “ideas boom” by actively promoting collaboration between government, business, and academia. Its being driven by digital-friendly government initiatives such an unprecedented $1.1 billion AUD ($800 million USD) innovation investment, and the launch of the first-ever Digital Transformation Office (DTO). And one technology leader stands uniquely poised to take advantage […]

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Historic Meeting of 3 Australian City Chief Digital Officers at Sydney CDO Summit

“We are just drifting into the digital age. Why aren’t we demanding it?” asked Jon Cumming, Chief Digital Officer at ACT (Australian Capital Territory) Government. Cumming is part of a new wave of public sector CDOs who want to bring about the “smart city,” where digital innovation improves public services, engages its citizens, and spurs […]

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First Look: Chief Digital Officer and Chief Data Officer Talent Map 2016

“If you’re lacking a digital transformation strategy, it’s not just your company that’s at risk. Entire industries are at risk,” David Mathison, CEO and Founder of the CDO Club, said at the 2nd annual U.K CDO Summit, presented by Accenture Strategy, on October 7th, 2015 in London, England. In 2013, the CDO Club released the […]

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5 Ways Chief Digital Officers can Implement Digital Transformation in Healthcare, by Mayur Gupta

By Mayur Gupta, Senior Vice President, Head of Digital at Healthgrades (former Global Head of Marketing Technology & Innovation for Kimberly Clarke) It’s staggering to see the pace at which digital technology is changing the very traditional and highly regulated world of healthcare. We’ve gone from massive health systems with weeks-long waits for an appointment, to a […]

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Why CDOs Need to Embrace ‘Living Services’ – Fjord’s Bronwyn van der Merwe to keynote at the Sydney CDO Summit

“The pace of change will never again be as slow as it is now” said Matthew Bishop, an editor for The Economist, at the 2015 Innovation Forum. What are the new battlegrounds organizations need to understand if they hope to be leaders in the markets that are emerging in 2016? Bronwyn van der Merwe, Group […]

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Why Chief Digital Officers Must Invest in Experiences Over Products and Technology

By Brian Solis, Principal Analyst at Altimeter Group Thoughts from the new book, X: The Experience When Business Meets Design In my research and in my work, I continue to observe the importance of experience in building long-term, meaningful and productive customer experiences. But when I say customer experience, I’m not referring to traditional CX work […]

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Twenty Influential Chief Digital Officers, compiled by CXOTalk’s Michael Krigsman

We are proud to welcome Michael Krigsman as a CDO Community contributor! Michael is the Founder of CXOTalk, which offers conversations with the most innovative and thoughtful business leaders in the world. The show’s opening episode began in March 2013 with Guy Kawasaki. Since then, CXOTalk has set the standard for thought-provoking enterprise thought leadership. Michael is recognized internationally as an industry analyst, […]

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Google’s Head of Digital Transformation Reveals 4 Crucial Branding Strategies for Chief Digital Officers [VIDEO]

“Brand is the starting point of all company decisions,” said Joris Merks-Benjaminsen, Head of Digital Transformation at Google and author of “Online Brand Identity: Getting And Keeping Your Brand Future Ready.” Joris doesn’t deal with digital transformation at Google directly, but advises their top 50 advertisers. For him, brand should be at the heart of […]

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EU Chief Digital Officer of the Year, Patrick Hoffstetter, on Digital Transformation at Renault [VIDEO]

Imagine a checklist of some of the biggest challenges a Chief Digital Officer can face. Renault’s Patrick Hoffstetter has probably been dealing with all of them since becoming CDO at the French automaker in 2011: Bringing innovation to a 116 year-old legacy organization Implementing digital transformation to a network of 120,000 employees in 118 countries […]

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Why and How Chief Digital Officers Can Cut Through the BS, with Richard Kramer

“I’m probably the only person you know who makes their money in the financial markets by telling the truth,” said Richard Kramer, Founder and Managing Director at Arete Research. The digital sector has seen so much hype and bombastic promise in the last few years that organizations are beginning to demand a more independent and […]

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How Chief Digital Officers Can Deal With Digital Disruption in Banking

“Banking is necessary but banks are not.” While this infamous prediction from Bill Gates hasn’t come true yet, it might if banks don’t respond properly to digital disruption, said James Haycock, Managing Director at Adaptive Lab. In his presentation “Bye Bye Banks?” held at the 2nd annual U.K CDO Summit, presented by Accenture Strategy, on […]

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SAP Chief Digital Officer Jonathan Becher Reveals 3 Elements of Digital Transformation

Digital transformation is a term that has clearly taken its place in the current business lexicon. But what does it really mean? How can Chief Digital Officers separate hype from reality? SAP’s Chief Digital Officer Jonathan Becher believes that successful digital transformation has three main elements: Click here to find out what they are! Becher […]

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5 Ways Chief Data Officers Can Balance Big Data Initiatives with User Consent [VIDEO]

Arguably the biggest trust issue facing organizations today in the wake of digital transformation and big data initiatives is how users’ data is used. A 2014 TRUSTe consumer data privacy study showed that 92% of US internet users are worried about online privacy, and 89% actively avoid doing business with companies they feel do not protect their data privacy. […]

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5 Ways Big Organizations Can Win At Digital [VIDEO]

“The assumption that because you are small and agile, you are therefore going to win, is inherently flawed,” said Stuart Lauchlan, Co-founder and Editor at Diginomica, at the 2nd annual U.K CDO Summit, presented by Accenture Strategy, on Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 at 30 Euston Square, London. “The prevailing wisdom at so many of the […]

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CDO Turkey and Samsung Türkiye present “Leaders of Digital Transformation,” announce partnership with CDO Club

Monday 09 November 2015 (Istanbul, Turkey): Following successful back-to-back CDO Summits in London and Amsterdam, the CDO Club participated in the “Leaders of Digital Transformation” event at the Wyndham Grand Levent Hotel. The Istanbul event was organized by CDO Turkey and Samsung Türkiye, including a superhuman effort by Ali Malaz, a tireless IT Executive and successful business leader who […]

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What Chief Digital Officers Need to Know About Living Services, with Fjord’s Mark Curtis [VIDEO]

“We believe that digital is on the verge of a new era,” said Mark Curtis, Chief Client Officer at Fjord, during his opening keynote at the 2nd annual UK CDO Summit on Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 at 30 Euston Square in London, England, presented by Accenture Strategy. According to Curtis, the digitalization of everything will have […]

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Look What Happened at the E.U. Chief Digital Officer Summit in Amsterdam

The CDO Club held its inaugural EU CDO Summit on Wednesday, November 4th, 2015 at the Conservatorium Hotel in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The CDO Summit addresses the challenges and opportunities arising from big data, the cloud, digital disruption, and social and mobile media, with an emphasis on the ascendant role of the Chief Digital Officer […]

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Renault’s Chief Digital Officer Patrick Hoffstetter Named First EU CDO of the Year 2015 by CDO Club

Patrick Hoffstetter, Chief Digital Officer at Renault and Director of its Digital Factory, was named the first-ever EU Chief Digital Officer of the Year 2015 by the CDO Club, the world’s first and largest community of C-suite digital leaders. Hoffstetter was announced as the recipient of the award during CDO Club founder David Mathison’s keynote […]

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Renault Chief Digital Officer Patrick Hoffstetter to keynote CDO Summit Amsterdam

Imagine a checklist of the biggest challenges a Chief Digital Officer can face. Renault’s Patrick Hoffstetter has been dealing with all of them since becoming CDO at the French automaker in 2011: Bringing innovation to a 116 year-old legacy organization Implementing digital transformation to a worldwide network of 120,000 employees Staying competitive in a sector […]

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Finding The Needle In The Big Data Haystack at the Chief Digital Officer Summit Amsterdam

Big Data. Just as digital transformation did a few years ago, this term inspires both dread and promise in organizations today. Shockingly, more data has been created in the past few years than the entire previous history of the human race, reported Sintef. The “dread” comes from the fact that less than 0.5% of all […]

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Don’t miss the CDO Summit and the ForgeRock Identity Summit in Amsterdam

We’ve just wrapped up the London CDO Summit and the ForgeRock Identity Summit, and they were a huge success! Hundreds of attendees joined us to talk all things digital transformation, identity, and IoT. Now the CDO Summit is heading to Amsterdam where we’re continuing our partnership with ForgeRock to bring you two great days of […]

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Travelex’s Chief Digital Officer Sean Cornwell to Explore Digital Transformation at CDO Summit Amsterdam

Arguably one of the most important topics discussed during the CDO Summit is digital transformation and the role of the Chief Digital Officer. That’s why Sean Cornwell, Chief Digital Officer at Travelex, caused quite a stir with his keynote “Insights and Learning from Travelex’s Transformation” at the 2nd annual U.K. CDO Summit on 7 October […]

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Look What Happened at the UK Chief Digital Officer Summit

The CDO Club held its 2nd annual U.K. CDO Summit, presented by Accenture Strategy, on Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 at 30 Euston Square, London. The CDO Summit addressed the challenges and opportunities arising from big data, the cloud, digital disruption, and social and mobile media, with an emphasis on the ascendant role of the Chief […]

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Google’s Head of Digital Transformation to Keynote at the Chief Digital Officer Summit in Amsterdam

Great news for digital and data leaders in Europe: Joris Merks-Benjaminsen, Head of Digital Transformation at Google, is returning to his hometown for the inaugural CDO Summit Amsterdam on November 4th, 2015 at the Conservatorium Hotel. He will be repeating his keynote from London, one of the most talked about presentations at the summit, titled […]

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CDO Club Names Guardian News and Media’s Tanya Cordrey U.K. Chief Digital Officer of the Year 2015

NEW YORK and LONDON, 7 Oct. 2015 – Tanya Cordrey, Chief Digital Officer at Guardian News and Media (GNM), today was named the 2015 U.K. Chief Digital Officer of the Year by the CDO Club, the world’s first and largest community of C-suite digital leaders. Cordrey was named the recipient of the award during CDO […]

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How to Future-Proof Your Brand, with Google’s Head of Digital Transformation, Joris Merks-Benjaminsen

“The majority of digital strategy has traditionally been focused on driving short term sales,” says Joris Merks-Benjaminsen, Head of Digital Transformation at Google and author of Online Brand Identity. “You can’t lead a company with short term focus, particularly not in a world of exponential change.” It’s clear that digital transformation is a long-term, strategic […]

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Fast Forward to Being Digital: A Strategic Guide for CDOs

By Bruno Berthon: Global Managing Director Cross Industry Strategy, Accenture Strategy at Accenture It is one thing to acknowledge that digital technologies create new threats and even more opportunities. It is quite another to be sure that you have the right digital strategy in place to ride that wave of uncertainty. Business leaders across the world […]

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Avoiding Ashley Madison: Balancing Big Data Initiatives With User Security and Consent

Arguably the biggest trust issue facing organisations today in the wake of digital transformation and big data is how users’ data is used. A 2014 TRUSTe consumer data privacy study showed that 92% of US internet users are worried about online privacy, and 89% actively avoid doing business with companies they feel do not protect […]

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Chief Digital Officer Sean Cornwell to keynote on “Insights and Learnings from Travelex’s Transformation” at the U.K. CDO Summit

Chief Digital Officer Sean Cornwell will keynote on “Insights and Learnings from Travelex’s Transformation” at the 2nd annual U.K. CDO Summit on 7 October 2015 at 30 Euston Square in London. To hear his keynote, register now. In February 2014, Travelex, the world’s largest foreign exchange bureau, sealed its commitment to digital transformation by hiring their first-ever Chief Digital Officer. Travelex […]

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Chief Digital Officer of The Economist Jora Gill to keynote on “How to compete in a constantly changing digital world” at the U.K. CDO Summit

Jora Gill is proof that strategic thinking, innovation, and leadership abilities are three of the most important skills required of the Chief Digital Officer position. Gill is one of an increasing number of CTOs who have made the transition to CDO. Previously Chief Technology Officer at Elsevier and Standard and Poor’s, Gill became Chief Digital Officer […]

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Where Should Chief Digital Officers Focus Their Digital Transformation Efforts – Internally or Externally?

The verdict is in: every organization, regardless of sector or market, needs to embrace digital transformation to survive. Not only have 48% of successful companies relied on hiring specialist digital talent in the wake of disruption, but those who have digital masters are 26% more profitable than their competitors. But before spending your budget on […]

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Is Big the Next Big Thing? Find out at the 2015 U.K. Chief Digital Officer Summit

What do you imagine when you hear the words “digital disruptor?” Is it a San Francisco-based startup coming into an established market and bankrupting 50-year old legacy organisations through revolutionary digital innovation? Such a characterization isn’t completely inaccurate, as since 2000, 52% of F500 companies have gone bankrupt, been acquired, or ceased to exist. Yet […]

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Buy one ticket to the CDO Summit; get two free passes to the ForgeRock Identity Summit!

We’ve got great news! ForgeRock and the CDO Club have partnered to bring you two days of digital business focused sessions and networking to London: On 07 October at the U.K. CDO Summit, Mike Ellis, CEO of ForgeRock, will be a keynote speaker and discuss the importance of identity in enabling engaging, consumer-focused, digital initiatives. The Chief Digital Officer […]

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England’s Rugby World-Cup-Winning Coach Sir Clive Woodward to Be Featured Speaker at U.K. CDO Summit

Sir Clive Woodward OBE, the head coach who led England’s team in their 2003 World Cup victory in Australia, will be the Featured Speaker at the 2nd annual U.K. CDO Summit in London on 7th October 2015 at 30 Euston Square and presented by Accenture Strategy. “Sir Clive Woodward’s legendary leadership and team building skills […]

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Don’t Miss “From Bytes to Board: The Journey from Technology to the Boardroom” at the 2015 U.K. Chief Digital Officer Summit

Since its inception in 2011, the CDO Club has been tracking the Chief Digital Officer to CEO/NED career trend, and for good reason: An increasing number of CDOs are making the leap to CEO. So far, in 2015 alone, 10 Chief Digital Officers have become CEO/President, while four have become Non-Executive Board Directors. In 2014, […]

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U.K. Chief Digital Officer Summit Announces Agenda and Speakers for 2nd Annual Event in London on 7 October 2015

Did you know the number of Chief Digital Officers is on track to double again in 2015, to 2,000 CDOs globally? Hundreds of those are based in the U.K. where we are witnessing the exact same trend. Also, in 2015 alone, 10 Chief Digital Officers have become CEO/President, while four have become Non-Executive Board Directors, […]

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Top 5 Tips for Chief Digital Officers in the Public Sector

Last week we took a look at what inspired the digital and data revolution that fundamentally transformed the way the United Kingdom’s government does business. While there’s no doubt that top-down political leadership helped push digital transformation, it was up to Chief Digital Officers in the U.K.’s various civil service agencies and local governments to […]

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What Chief Digital Officers can learn from the Digital and Data Revolution in the U.K.

“Incredible change is happening in government,” said Rohan Silva, Co-Founder at Second Home. He should know. As a senior policy adviser to Prime Minister David Cameron from 2010 to 2013, Silva helped spearhead the open data revolution in the United Kingdom’s government. “The good thing about being away from government is that, for starters, you […]

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Chief Digital Jobs for July 2015

Welcome back to our Chief Digital Officer JOBS Update, through July 2015: New Chief Digital Officer placements (through July 2015): Congratulations to the new Chief Digital Officers at ACT Government, Barnes & Noble, Cisco, NHS Blood and Transplant, Playboy Enterprises, The Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS), and The Ministry of Justice, among others. Welcome to […]

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The Chief Digital Officers Guide to Digital Transformation

“I’m going to quote Mike Tyson here: ‘Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face,’” said Jonathan Sackett, President and CEO at MashburnSackett. For many organizations, digital transformation can seem like a heavyweight fight, with organizations at the forefront of innovation rarely getting there without a couple of black eyes, or even […]

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Chief Data Officer Jobs for July 2015

Welcome back to our Chief DATA Officer JOBS Update, through July 2015: New Chief Data Officer placements (through July 2015): Congratulations to the new Chief Data Officers at Callcredit, Colorado Governor’s Office of Information Technology, Exabeam, Figure.NZ, Fishbowl, GlaxoSmithKline plc., Ieso Digital Health, and TurboAppeal, among others.  Welcome to the CDO Club! Chief Data Officers ‘In the News’: How […]

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Making the next BIG discovery, with experts from Bayer, Elsevier, IBM Watson, & Harvard

The first time most people heard of Watson, IBM’s artificially intelligent computer, was when it won the quiz show Jeopardy against two brilliant former (human) champions in 2011. A few years later, Watson moved on to a more ambitious challenge: the cure for cancer. In partnership with the Baylor College of Medicine, Watson looked through […]

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Companies with Digital Masters are 26% more profitable than their industry competitors

Digital Masters “are 26% more profitable than their average industry competitors,” revealed Dr. Didier Bonnet, Senior Vice President and Global Practice Leader at Capgemini Consulting. At a keynote address given at the 2015 CDO Summit on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, hosted at Thomson Reuters in New York City, Dr. Bonnet discussed research from his new book, […]

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Chief Digital Officer Jobs for June 2015

Welcome back to our Chief Digital Officer JOBS Update, through June 2015: New Chief Digital Officer placements (through June 2015): Congratulations to the new Chief Digital Officers at City of New York, Kwittken, Margaritaville Enterprises, Men’s Warehouse, Michelin, and Olympique Lyonnais, among others. Welcome to the CDO Club! Chief Digital Officers ‘In the News’: Over […]

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Top Advertising Tips for Chief Digital Officers: “You can’t annoy people into liking you.”

No question about it: The advertising sector has been at the forefront when it comes to digital transformation. Last year, a whopping 36% of Chief Digital Officers were in the Advertising sector, according to research conducted by The CDO Club. The next sectors with the most CDOs, Media and Publishing, had approximately just 18% each. […]

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Chief Data Officer Jobs for June 2015

Welcome back to our Chief DATA Officer JOBS Update, through June 2015: New Chief Data Officer placements (through June 2015): Congratulations to the new Chief Data Officers at Clinical Ink; Drinker, Biddle & Reath LLP; Movio; and TechTarget among others.  Welcome to the CDO Club! Chief Data Officers ‘In the News’: How did these Chief Data Officers make news in June: Kanishka Agarwal, […]

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How Chief Digital Officers can use Storytelling for Successful Content Marketing – with Top Gear, Dr. Who, and the BBC

“Great brands are the same as great stories,” said Amanda Hill, Chief Brands Officer at the BBC Worldwide, at a keynote presented at the inaugural U.K. CDO Summit at the BBC in London, England, on October 29, 2014. The BBC has told engaging stories for the last 90 years. Yet the conversation has been purely […]

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What Every Chief Digital Officer Must Know about Identity, with ForgeRock’s Neil Chapman

“What do I replace ‘the man from the Pru’ with?” asked Neil Chapman, SVP and MD International at ForgeRock, at a keynote presented at the inaugural U.K. CDO Summit at the BBC in London, England, on October 29, 2014. “The man from the Pru,’” the classic tag line from Prudential, is not simply one of […]

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Chief Digital Officer Jobs for May 2015

Welcome back to our Chief Digital Officer JOBS Update, through May 2015: New Chief Digital Officer placements (through May 2015): Congratulations to the new Chief Digital Officers at Atkins, Chicago Public Media, Domino’s Pizza, Republican National Committee, Vancouver Public Schools, and ZenithOptimedia Spain, among others. Welcome to the CDO Club! Chief Digital Officers ‘In the News’: How […]

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FinTech Chief Digital Officers Share 7 Top Digital Transformation Strategies [VIDEO]

“The differentiators and the people who will succeed…are those who figure out how to redefine the relationship with the end consumer and perhaps to monetize it in different ways,” said Sean Cornwell, Chief Digital Officer at Travelex. He joined several experts from the financial sector at the “Digital Innovation & Disruption in Fintech” panel, held […]

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The CDO Hall of Fame: Chief Digital Officers Who Have Become CEO and Board Directors

As our readers know, the CDO Club is the only company tracking Chief Digital Officers and Chief Data Officers who have become Chief Executive Officer or Board Director/Non-Executive Director. Our research shows, in the first half of 2015 alone, SIX CDOs have graduated to CEO, while THREE CDOs became Board Director/NED. Incredibly, these numbers have already surpassed all of […]

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Chief Data Officer Jobs for April and May 2015

Welcome back to our Chief DATA Officer JOBS Update, through May 2015: New Chief Data Officer placements (through May 2015): Congratulations to the new Chief Data Officers at Boeing Defense Space & Security, OgilvyOne China, Time Inc.,  and Wunderman, among others.  Welcome to the CDO Club! Chief Data Officers ‘In the News’: How did these Chief Data Officers make news in May: A. Charles Thomas, […]

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Most Purchases Today Decided Online: 5 Retail Trends for Chief Digital Officers [VIDEO]

5 Key Retail Trends Every Chief Digital Officer Must Understand “Digital already influences the majority of store sales,” said Michael Burgess, President of HBC Digital at Hudson’s Bay Company. “If you look at the weight and volume of digital visits, it’s rapidly moving towards influencing 100% of retail sales.” Burgess outlined 5 important developments for […]

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Who’s Hiring Chief Digital Officers and Chief Data Officers – RIGHT NOW?

We’ve recently added DOZENS of new C-level jobs for digital and data professionals, including those available from the following companies and organizations: AXA Equitable, bankINNOVATE, Barclays, Boostinsider, Christiana Care Health System, DST Systems, Graduate Center, CUNY, Leidos, Manulife, U.S. Marshals Service Department Of Justice, University of Minnesota and many more. CDO Club members have exclusive access […]

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6 Ways Chief Digital Officers Can Take Publishing International [VIDEO]

“Technology is changing the way we acquire and monetize audiences like never before,” said Daniel Heaf, former Chief Digital Officer at BBC Worldwide, at the “Publishers Going Global” panel, held at the 2014 CDO Summit at the Time Warner Center in New York City on April 23. Success in digital is a juggling act for […]

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Chief Digital Officer Jobs for April 2015

Welcome back to our Chief Digital Officer JOBS Update, through April 2015: New Chief Digital Officer placements (through April 2015): Congratulations to the new Chief Digital Officers at Assembly, Cabinet Office, Coyne PR, Mavin Records, McCann, and Ologie, among others. Welcome to the CDO Club! Chief Digital Officers ‘In the News’: How did these Chief Digital Officers make […]

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Unholy Matrimony: 5 Ways Chief Digital Officers Can Mix Content and Commerce [VIDEO]

“There has always been a separation of church and state between content and commerce,” said Shane Norman, Chief Digital Officer at Douglas Shaw & Associates. He made his remarks at the “Content and Commerce: Natural Partners or a Shotgun Marriage?” panel held at the inaugural U.K. Chief Digital Officer Summit at the BBC in London, […]

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Chief Data Officer Jobs for March 2015

Welcome back to our Chief DATA Officer JOBS Update, through March 2015: New Chief Data Officer placements (through March 2015): Congratulations to the new Chief Data Officers at Catalina, MindShare, OrderUp, US Dept of Commerce, Veda Group, and Wunderman among others. Welcome to the CDO Club! Chief Data Officers ‘In the News’: How did these Chief Data Officers make news in March: Bringham […]

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Job Opportunities at the Chief Digital Officer Summit and CDO Club

Looking for fulfilling work? Know someone who is? The Chief Digital Officer Summit and CDO Club is hiring: VP & General Manager, Online: We’re looking for a General Manager with 10-15 years experience in operating and running online platforms as a profit center. You will be responsible for the CDOClub.com blog, and all CDOSummit.com sites (such as New […]

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Chief Digital Officer Jobs for March 2015

Welcome back to our Chief Digital Officer JOBS Update, through March 2015: New Chief Digital Officer placements (through March 2015): Congratulations to the new Chief Digital Officers at Athlon Media Group, IAG, McCann Worldgroup, New York & Company, Team Detroit, WPP, Wyndham Hotel Group, the White House, WPP, and Yell, among others. Welcome to the CDO Club! Chief […]

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Number of Chief Digital Officers Doubled Again in 2014 — As Many CDOs Were Elevated to CEO and Board Directors in Q1 2015 as in All of 2014, According to the CDO Club

The CDO Club held its 3rd annual CDO Summit, sponsored by Capgemini, on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, hosted at Thomson Reuters in New York City. The CDO Summit addresses the challenges and opportunities arising from Big Data, the cloud, digital disruption, and social and mobile media, with an emphasis on the ascendant role of the […]

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CDO Club Names Starbucks Coffee Company’s Adam Brotman U.S. Chief Digital Officer of the Year 2015

NEW YORK, April 29, 2015 – CDO Club, the world’s first and largest community of C-suite digital leaders, with over 1,000 members, today named Adam Brotman, Starbucks Coffee Company’s Chief Digital Officer, the 2015 U.S. Chief Digital Officer of the Year. Brotman was named the recipient of the award during CDO Club founder David Mathison’s […]

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Why and How Chief Digital Officers Must Respond to the Collaborative Economy, with Jeremiah Owyang

Analysts agree that more Chief Digital Officers will be hired in 2015 than ever before, continuing the trend predicted by CDO Club founder David Mathison that the number of CDOs would double every year. So many Chief Digital Officers are being hired for a reason—usually to deal with digital disruption. According to Capgemini and the […]

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Capgemini and MIT Reveal Why Every Organization Must Become a “Digital Master” at the Chief Digital Officer Summit (April 29 2015)

New Chief Digital Officer (CDO) hires have doubled every year since 2005, and now number over 1,000 globally. Today more than 250 Chief Data Officers have entered business portals, up from zero in 2002, according to the CDO Club. In the last few months alone, the White House nominated its first-ever Chief Digital Officer, Jason […]

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Chief Data Officer Jobs for February 2015

Welcome back to our Chief Data Officer JOBS Update, through February 2015: New Chief Data Officer placements (through February 2015): Congratulations to the new Chief Data Officers at the US Department of Energy, Lloyd’s of London, the Office of the Chief Technology Officer at the Government of the District of Columbia, and the White House […]

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Why the IRS needs a Chief Digital Officer: How HMRC’s CDO made UK taxes easy

Chief Digital Officers are often tasked with transforming an incumbent organization. One of the primary drivers for this change is the way in which digital has transformed the customer experience–making interactions easier, faster, and more efficient for all parties involved. Can you think of a process more deserving of the digital treatment than taxes? Outside […]

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Chief Digital Officer Jobs for February 2015

Welcome back to our Chief Digital Officer JOBS Update, through February 2015: New Chief Digital Officer placements (February 2015): Congratulations to the new Chief Digital Officers at American Apparel, Best Friends Animal Society, DaviesMoore, Havas Worldwide, Hindustan Times Media, New York Post, PHD China, among others. Welcome to the CDO Club! Chief Digital Officer ‘movers […]

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8 Strategies for Digital Transformation with Ralph Rivera, the Man Who Helped Transform the BBC

Four years is a lifetime in digital. When Ralph Rivera joined the BBC in 2010 as Director of Future Media, the future of that lauded British organization was being openly questioned. “There is no such thing as ‘The’ BBC,” Rivera said. “In fact, BBC is more like AOL Time-Warner than IBM….  It’s actually more like […]

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Analysts agree: Expect many more Chief Digital Officer Jobs in 2015

Want to know where the Chief Digital Officer and Chief Data Officer jobs are? Wondering what the experts are saying about the future for CDOs? Look no further. While we do provide our own original research and forecasts on CDOs, below is a collection of recent reports and articles we’ve compiled over the last few […]

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President Barack Obama names White House’s first-ever Chief Digital Officer, Jason Goldman

On Tuesday, March 24, 2015, President Barack Obama named Silicon valley veteran Jason Goldman as the White House’s first-ever Chief Digital Officer. “As the first-ever Chief Digital Officer at the White House, Jason Goldman brings new energy and coveted expertise as someone who’s helped shape the digital age,” President Obama said, according to Politico, which first reported the […]

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Chief Digital Officer JOBS Update for January 2015

Welcome back to our Chief Digital Officer JOBS Update, which includes the following features: New Chief Digital Officer placements from January 2015: Congratulations to the new Chief Digital Officers at Agency Creative, Harland Clarke Holdings, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Nobel Media, and TNS, among others. Welcome to the CDO Club! Chief Digital Officer ‘movers and […]

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3 Things Every Chief Digital Officer Needs to Know to Become a Board Director

Despite the phenomenal growth in the number of Chief Digital Officers and Chief Data Officers, it appears—oddly—that the majority of corporate boards still lack digital depth. “This is crazy!” said David Mathison, founder of the CDO Club and curator of the CDO Summit, when discussing the digital talent gap in the boardroom during his CDO […]

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Where the (big data) jobs are: Chief Data Officer JOBS Update for January 2015

On Friday, March 13, 2015, CDO Club founder David Mathison participated on a SXSW panel covering big data, Chief Data Officers, and Chief Analytics Officers, titled “How to Prepare for the Tidal Wave of Big Data Jobs.” The panel featured moderator Tracey Wallace (Managing Editor for Bigcommerce), Amen Mashariki (Chief Analytics Officer for the City of NY), and Sree […]

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Resource Guide: Preparing for the Tidal Wave of Chief Data Officer Jobs (SXSW)

As we mentioned last week in our CDO JOBS Update for Chief Data Officers, in 2012, the Harvard Business Review named the Chief Data Scientist as the ‘sexiest job of the 21st Century‘. Just last month, one of the co-authors of that article, D.J. Patil, was named the first-ever Chief Data Scientist of the U.S. This […]

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Chief Data Officer JOBS Update (Q4 2014)

Did you know that the Harvard Business Review named the data scientist as “the sexiest job of the 21st century,” and that research firm Gartner predicted that 25% of organizations will have a Chief Data Officer by 2017? I can’t comment on the opinion expressed by HBR, but judging by the pipeline of open Chief […]

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From Chief Digital Officer to CEO: 6 Tips from HarperCollinsUK CEO Charlie Redmayne

“The reason that I’m the CEO of HarperCollins is that my business is fundamentally challenged by the things that I do,” said Charlie Redmayne, CEO at HarperCollins U.K., at the inaugural U.K. Chief Digital Officer Summit at the BBC in London, England, on October 29, 2014. “All of our businesses are fundamentally challenged by the things […]

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Chief Digital Officer JOBS Update (Q4 2014)

Welcome to the inaugural issue of our Chief Digital Officer JOBS Update. The Chief Digital Officer JOBS Update will include the following features: Open CDO and other C-level digital and data positions New CDO appointments for the previous quarter CDO ‘Movers and Shakers’ CDOs ‘In the News’ So without further ado, let’s get to it. What […]

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Everything you need to know about Chief Digital Officers and Chief Data Officers in 28 minutes [VIDEO]

David Mathison, founder of the CDO Club and curator of the CDO Summit, summed up the importance of Chief Digital Officers and Chief Data Officers in one tweet: “If you’re lacking a digital transformation strategy, it’s not just your company that’s at risk. Entire industries are at risk,” Mathison said at the inaugural U.K. CDO […]

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Four Capabilities Every Chief Digital Officer Must Have to Succeed at Digital Transformation [VIDEO]

After 12 years as an entrepreneur in Silicon Valley, Narry Singh joined Accenture as its Head of Digital Business EALA, heading the firm’s digital strategy practice in Europe, Latin America, and Africa. He serves as an advisor to heavyweights such as Disney, Apple, and Walmart. Singh shared his knowledge in his keynote address, “From Digitally […]

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Putting the Customer First, with U.K. Chief Digital Officer of the Year Mike Bracken

“Digital services and public services are actually becoming inseparable,” said Mike Bracken, the first U.K. Chief Digital Officer of the Year, at the inaugural U.K. Chief Digital Officer Summit in London, England, on October 29, 2014, presented by Accenture Digital. Formerly the Executive Director of Government Digital Service (GDS), Bracken made headlines at the Summit […]

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CDO Club Holds First-Ever U.K. Chief Digital Officer Summit

The CDO Club held the first-ever U.K. Chief Digital Officer Summit in London, England, on October 29, 2014. The Summit, which sold out weeks in advance, was presented by Accenture Digital and hosted by the BBC Worldwide. The U.K. Chief Digital Officer Summit addressed the challenges and opportunities arising from digital, social, and mobile media. […]

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EVPs at A+E, Bravo, Time Warner, Viacom, & Warner Bros Share 5 Strategies to Transform Digital Entertainment [VIDEO Part 2]

Some of the most potent architects of change within the digital entertainment industry convened to share strategies designed not simply to survive but to thrive in a world of diverse content creation, consumption, and distribution. The all-star panel titled “The Entertainment Ecosystem” was held at the Chief Digital Officer Summit at Time Warner in New York City […]

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5 Powerful Content Strategies from Top Chief Digital Officers & EVPs at A+E, Bravo, Time Warner, Viacom, & Warner Bros [VIDEO Part 1]

“While certainly there’s sweeping change…as much as audiences are changing in how they consume content, what we do know is that they still love content.” So said Kristen O’Hara, Chief Marketing Officer at Time Warner Inc., while adroitly moderating a powerful panel peopled by digital all-stars titled “The Entertainment Ecosystem” held at the Chief Digital Officer Summit at […]

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Top 10 Customer Engagement Tips from Ad Agency Chief Digital Officers

“Arguably, advertising has always been about content and storytelling. It’s just that that story and its format, which was once a static 15 or print campaign, is actually now part of a larger interactivity ecosystem,” said Angela Wei, Managing Director at Agency (Milk Studios), and moderator at “The Consumer Journey: From Innovation to Activation” panel […]

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The Top 10 Ways for Chief Digital Officers to Dominate PR [VIDEO]

Gone are the days when companies could succeed in engaging their audience with the blunt equivalent of a megaphone. Billboards and press releases have become expensive background noise when compared to the numerous, innovative ways a company can deliver its story and content using digital engagement. The CDO Club brought together some of the leading […]

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4 Ways to Turn Insights into Engagement, with Chief Digital Officers from GE, IBM, and Nielsen [VIDEO]

Concurrent with the rise of the Chief Digital Officer has been the title of Chief Data Officer, a role that makes “specific use of data to give the right information to the right person at the right time,” said David Mathison while introducing the “Insights to Engagement” panel, held at the 2014 CDO Summit at […]

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Chief Digital Officers Sree Sreenivasan and Perry Hewitt on Digital Transformation in the Arts and Education [VIDEO]

One would be hard pressed to find more fitting representatives for the digital transformation in arts and education than Chief Digital Officers Sree Sreenivasan, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Perry Hewitt, at Harvard University. They spoke about their roles heading the digital departments of the two legendary cultural institutions at a keynote panel […]

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What do Chief Digital Officers Do: The 3 Roles CDO’s Must Play to Succeed in Any Industry [Video]

“Digital is ubiquitous, dude,” said David Shing, the self-titled Digital Prophet at AOL, at a panel that explored digital leadership across a variety of industries, held at the 2014 CDO Summit at Time Warner in New York City on April 22, 2014. The panel identified the similarities and differences in the approach, strategy, and management […]

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From Chief Digital Officer to CEO: 8 Tips on Making the Transition [VIDEO]

“Chief Digital Officers are next in line to run the show,” said CDO Club founder David Mathison. “If they’re successful in turning an incumbent company around, and bringing it into the digital age, they may be next in line.” As more Chief Digital Officers (CDO’s) became CEO’s last year than ever before, it has become increasingly clear […]

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Global Demand for Chief Digital Officers and Chief Data Officers Continues at a Torrid Pace

In stark contrast to the recent sluggish jobs report from the U.S. Department of Labor, demand for Chief Digital Officers and Chief Data Officers (CDOs) still grows globally at a frantic rate. As projected in our 2014 CDO Talent Map, the CDO Club forecasts that the number of Chief Digital Officers will double again this year, growing […]

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Five Steps for Improving Government and Public Engagement Through Digital Innovation, with Rachel S. Haot (Part 1)

First of a two-part series Right up front, you need a strategy — a strategy, that is, for creating the right digital strategy. That advice was shared by Rachel S. Haot, the 2014 CDO of the Year, at her fireside chat given at the 2014 CDO Summit held at the Time Warner Conference Center in […]

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Number of Chief Digital Officers Doubled in 2013; Seven CDOs Became CEO and Four CDOs Became Board Directors

Who would have thought the famous Moore’s Law on the exponential growth of computing power might also apply to Chief Digital Officers? Well, perhaps it could. According to the latest deep research conducted by the CDO Club, the number of Chief Digital Officers in 2013 doubled again in one year—just as it has been doing […]

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Rachel S. Haot Chief Digital Officer at New York State named CDO of the Year 2014 by CDO Club [VIDEO]

Rachel S. Haot, Chief Digital Officer and Deputy Secretary for Technology at New York State, was named Chief Digital Officer of the Year 2014 by the CDO Club. The award was presented by CDO Club founder David Mathison after her keynote presentation on April 22, 2014 at the CDO Summit at the Time Warner conference […]

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From CDO to CEO: What’s Driving the Chief Digital Officer to CEO Career Path?

The facts are clear: An increasing number of Chief Digital Officers (CDOs) are being tapped to become CEOs. Earlier this year, JB Perette, CDO of Discovery Communications, was appointed CEO of Discovery Networks International. According to the new CDO Talent Map 2014, by CDO Club founder David Mathison, seven Chief Digital Officers became CEOs, and […]

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Sree Sreenivasan and Perry Hewitt to keynote at the Chief Digital Officer Summit (April 22-23 at Time Warner in NYC)

Sree Sreenivasan, the first Chief Digital Officer for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will team up with Perry Hewitt, the first Chief Digital Officer at Harvard University, to give a joint keynote address at the 2014 Chief Digital Officer Summit, April 22–23, 2014. Sreenivasan joined the Met after spending 20 years at Columbia University as […]

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Ken Kragen to be Featured Speaker at Chief Digital Officer Summit (April 22-23 at Time Warner in NYC)

When he graduated from Harvard Business School, Ken Kragen saw his classmates go on to run megacorporations like IBM, Kodak, and Proctor & Gamble. Yet he decided instead to manage a young, up-and-coming singing group. Within a year he’d taken that group to the number two selling act on RCA Records behind Elvis Presley. Kragen […]

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How to Lose a Customer in 76 Seconds or Less: Secrets to High Impact Targeting [Infographic]

Did you know that, on average, consumers won’t wait more than 76 seconds if they need help during their online journey before they abandon your site for another? Today’s savvy consumers want access to information and support instantly, and if they don’t find what they need quickly, they will look for it somewhere else. Every […]

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Top Ten Social Media Tips from Oprah, President Obama, and Lady Gaga [VIDEO + infographic]

Can businesses take lessons about social media from politicians and celebrities? Yes, they can—and they should. People in politics and global entertainment are on the front lines in the strategic use of social media. Here at the CDO Club we have been fortunate to have leaders from both worlds share their social media secrets during […]

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Digital leaders for Oprah, Lady Gaga, Rachael Ray, and Michael J Fox discuss protecting personal brands at Chief Digital Officer Summit

“It’s so different…with a person, you’re dealing with an emotional relationship and their reputation.” That distinction—how managing fans of a personality, versus those of a product—was shared by Rosemary Maggiore, President of Rachael Ray Digital, at the 2013 Chief Digital Officer Summit Entertainment Panel. Maggiore was one of four prominent digital executives discussing the pitfalls […]

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Obama for America’s Digital Director Teddy Goff Shares Secrets of His Success at Chief Digital Officer Summit (VIDEO)

“People trust their friends, not political rhetoric.” The implications of that truth were shared by Teddy Goff, Digital Director of Barack Obama’s 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns, and a featured speaker at the inaugural Chief Digital Officer Summit, held at Thomson Reuters world headquarters in New York City in February 2013. Goff was introduced by […]

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Chief Digital Officer David Payne: Gannett Breaks New Ground by Revamping USA Today’s Digital Platform (VIDEO)

“Innovation only happens if you are pissed off…it has to be driven by a passion for fixing something.” That’s the view of David Payne, SVP and Chief Digital Officer at Gannett Company, explaining what spurred him to take on the risk of completely revamping USA Today’s digital presence. Payne talked about that overhaul, as well […]

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2013 CDO Summit: Jörg Malang, George Gollub, and Mark Keys

Sponsors announced for Chief Digital Officer Summit (April 22-23 at Time Warner NYC)

Organizers for the Chief Digital Officer Summit today announced the confirmed sponsors for its second annual event, which takes place on April 22 and 23, 2014 at Time Warner in New York City. “I’m excited to report that 100% of the sponsors from our inaugural 2013 Chief Digital Officer Summit have returned to sponsor our […]

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Sree Sreenivasan, CDO at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Tops the List

CDO Club Identifies the Top 10 Most-Followed Chief Digital Officers on Twitter

The CDO Club has identified Sree Sreenivasan, Chief Digital Officer at New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, as the most followed Chief Digital Officer on Twitter, with a total of 55,400 followers. Sreenivasan, who only last week was named as the number one Chief Digital Officer influencer based on his Klout score (tied with Jason […]

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Bill Campbell: SVP, Digital Business, Global Digital Business Group, Universal Music Group

Music Execs Share Digital Strategies at Chief Digital Officer Summit (VIDEO)

The recorded music industry was the first media business to be disrupted by the digital revolution. And it was hit hard. In 1999 the industry’s global revenue was $38 billion, but by 2012 that number had fallen to $16.5 billion. Yet, recent news for the industry is good. In 2012, revenues for the music business […]

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Sree Sreenivasan Klout Score: 81

CDO Club Identifies the Top Ten Most Influential Chief Digital Officers on Klout

Who are the most influential online Chief Digital Officers (CDOs)? According to newly released data from the CDO Club and the influence ranking site Klout, two CDOs are tied as number one: Sree Sreenivasan, Chief Digital Officer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, along with Jason Hirschhorn, former CDO at MTV. Both have earned a […]

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Angela Wei: Chief Digital Officer at Arnold NY

Advertising Agency Chief Digital Officers Guiding Clients to a Digital Future (VIDEO)

A full 40% of all the Chief Digital Officers (CDOs) identified in the 2013 CDO Talent Map work in the advertising industry—more than any other sector. Why are CDOs so highly represented there? The answer to that intriguing question—and many others—was provided by four panelists from the advertising industry at the 2013 CDO Summit panel […]

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Public Media, Journalism, and the Arts panelists

Nonprofit Chief Digital Officers Finding New Ways to Engage with a Digitally Empowered Public (VIDEO)

Elizabeth Scott, Chief Media and Digital Officer at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, says that arts organizations must no longer relate to its patrons as passive “passengers,” but rather as engaged participants. Entertainment audiences today have far more agency than in the past: They are empowered, active, spontaneous, and influenced by online peers. […]

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Bernardo Rodriguez (Kaplan), Perry Hewitt (Harvard) and Sree Sreenivasan (Columbia) at the Chief Digital Officer Summit

“Harvard Quality with BuzzFeed Agility” – Chief Digital Officers Explore Digital Disruption in Education (VIDEO)

  “No other piece of technology has swept through academia and caused as much hype, consternation, and panic in such a short period.” The technology in question relates to MOOCs: Massive Open Online Courses. And that pronouncement was made by Sree Sreenivasan, former Chief Digital Officer at Columbia University (and now Chief Digital Officer at […]

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CDO Talent Map Answers the Question: “Who are the Chief Digital Officers?” (VIDEO)

Chief Digital Officers are well represented in the advertising, media, and publishing industries. You probably already knew that. But did you realize they are also found in sectors like apparel, sports, retail, beverages, and even in highly regulated industries such as pharmaceutical, medical, insurance, and banking? That’s just one of the many revealing findings from […]

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“PBS quality with a YouTube sensibility” – Broadcasting Chief Digital Officers share digital strategies (VIDEO)

“We want our digital studio to produce PBS quality—with a YouTube sensibility.” That’s the goal of Jason Seiken, founder of PBS Digital Studios and one of the digital broadcasting executives attending the first Chief Digital Officer (CDO) Summit held at Thomson Reuters world headquarters at 3 Times Square in New York City in February 2013. […]

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Chief Digital Officers Share Digital Publishing Strategies at 2013 CDO Summit (VIDEO)

Just as music lovers are fans of performers and not of their music label, readers are fans of authors, not of their publisher. That point—that the author is the brand or the star—was expressed by Ellie Hirschhorn, Chief Digital Officer of Simon & Schuster, and one of the digital executives on the publishing panel at […]

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The Path From CIO To Chief Digital Officer: How To Make It Happen

The articles, reports, and heated conversations are all over the Web: Should CIOs become Chief Digital Officers (CDOs)? Is the CDO replacing the CIO (Chief Information Officer)? Are CIOs willing – let alone prepared – to become CDOs? The fact is, many high-profile CIOs have already become CDOs, such as: Stephen Gillett: Moved from CIO […]

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Vivian Schiller

Vivian Schiller, Twitter’s new Head of News, opens inaugural Chief Digital Officer Summit (VIDEO)

Vivian Schiller, former Chief Digital Officer for NBC News, and Twitter’s new Head of News and Journalism Partnerships, opened the inaugural Chief Digital Officer Summit with a fireside chat with Riley McDonough, former SVP & GM of Consumer Publishing at Thomson Reuters. Ms. Schiller will leave NBC and join Twitter in January. According to the […]

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New Chief Digital Officers hired at McDonald’s, IDG, Axa, Vancouver, more

The hiring of Chief Digital Officers continues apace, with new hires over the last 30 days at McDonald’s, IDG Communications, Axa Insurance, the City of Vancouver, and more. These new positions underscore the importance of Chief Digital Officers across all industries – not just advertising, media, and publishing – but also in sectors typically slow to adopt new […]

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McKinsey & Company

McKinsey: 30% have a Chief Digital Officer on their executive team

NEW YORK, NY September 12, 2013: McKinsey & Company’s annual global survey, Bullish on Digital, concludes that Chief Digital Officers are already playing critical roles in the C-suites of major global organizations: Thirty percent of respondents also report a chief digital officer (CDO) on their companies’ executive teams, a sign of the widespread awareness that […]

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Forbes

Are you looking to hire – or become – a Chief Digital Officer?

NEW YORK, NY September 3, 2013: Today, Chief Marketing Officer Lisa Arthur posted an article on Forbes.com entitled, “Why You Should Consider Hiring A Chief Digital Officer, And Why Now,” that explained why this position is so critical for many organizations right now: CDOs are digital-savvy, business-driven leaders who have what it takes to transform […]

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Chief Digital Officers for Rachael Ray, the RNC, the RSPCA, UCSB, and Vancouver, BC

NEW YORK, NY August 26, 2013 The summer of the Chief Digital Officer (CDO) continues, with high-profile hires at Rachael Ray (Sharon Feder), the Republican National Committee (Chuck DeFeo), and at the RSPCA in Queensland, AU (Christian Bowman). The fall outlook is even brighter, with CDOs in-demand at some of the most spectacular places on earth, from Sydney, Australia to […]

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Rachael Ray

Rachael Ray hires first Chief Digital Officer, former Mashable COO Sharon Feder

NEW YORK, NY August 22, 2013 It continues to be a scorching summer for Chief Digital Officer hires. Over 190 have been hired globally since January 1, 2013. The most recent high-profile addition to the Chief Digital Officer club is Sharon Feder, who is now CDO at Watch Entertainment, the parent company for all brand operations […]

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Harvard Business Review

Should Your CIO Be Chief Digital Officer?

CAMBRIDGE, MA, August 2, 2013 (Via Harvard Business Review blog) – The CDO’s job is to turn the digital cacophony into a symphony. It’s OK to experiment with new businesses and tools, but experimentation must be coupled with building scalable, efficient capabilities. The CDO creates a unifying digital vision, energizes the company around digital possibilities, coordinates digital activities, helps to rethink products and processes for the digital age, and sometimes provides critical tools or resources. […]

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RSPCA

RSPCA Queensland appoints first Chief Digital Officer

BRISBANE, August 1, 2013 (via RSPCA press release) – The RSPCA’s Queensland branch in Brisbane has become the first to appoint a chief digital officer, with the former digital strategy manager at Bond University Christian Bowman joining the team on August 5 […]

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Republican National Committee Hires Chuck DeFeo as Chief Digital Officer

NEW YORK, July 30, 2013 (via Politico) – The Republican National Committee has hired Chuck DeFeo to be its chief digital officer, party leaders told POLITICO, the latest move in a sustained post-2012 push to catch up online with Democrats […]

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Chief Digital Officer: Hot new tech title or flash in the pan?

NEW YORK, July 29, 2013 (via Computerworld) – There’s a new C-level executive — the Chief Digital Officer (CDO) — in the boardroom, charged with ensuring that companies’ massive stores of digital content are being used effectively to connect with customers and drive revenue growth […]

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Chief Digital Officer Summit 2014 Announces Sizzling Summer Savings

The second Chief Digital Officer Summit is officially scheduled for April 24-25, 2014 in New York City. The 2014 CDO summit will be twice as long as 2013 (two full days instead of one), and will feature A-list keynoters, speakers and celebrities. If you act now, you can get a savings discount of $1,000 off the regular price […]

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London Olympics digital guru, Alex Balfour, takes top Chief Digital Officer role at Engine

NEW YORK, July 18, 2013 (via TheDrum) – Former head of new media for the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Alex Balfour has been named as the new chief digital officer at privately –owned communications group […]

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Elizabeth Schimel Named President of Condé Nast in China

CHINA, July 16, 2013 (via WWD) – Elizabeth Schimel, currently executive vice president, chief digital officer of Meredith Corp., will become president of Condé Nast in China. Condé Nast International said Tuesday that Schimel will […]

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NBC News Digital turns one, Chief Digital Officer Vivian Schiller looks to future

NEW YORK, July 16, 2013 (via NEWSCASTSTUDIO) – NBC News Digital turned one year old today, the result a $195 million deal where NBC Universal acquired the remaining portion of MSNBC from Microsoft. To mark the occassion, NBC News chief digital officer Vivian Schiller sent out a memo outlining the […]

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NYC partners with Cablevision, Time Warner Cable to bring WiFi hotspots to city parks

NEW YORK, July 16, 2013 (via Engadget) – Mayor Bloomberg’s government is often finding ways to keep The Big Apple as connected to the internet as can be. Today, in an effort to bring more connectivity options to its residents (and tourists), the City of New York announced that it’s teaming up with […]

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Scripps’ Chief Digital Officer Adam Symson Refuses To Be ‘In the Business of Churn’

NEW YORK, July 15, 2013 (via AdExchanger) – As SVP and chief digital officer for The E.W. Scripps Company, Adam Symson oversees the development of media and advertising products and services in more than 20 markets. His main focus is to enhance the company’s marketing and media product development through […]

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Paul Gunning becomes CEO of DDB Chicago, promoted from global Chief Digital Officer

NEW YORK, July 11, 2013 (via AdWeek) – Assuming the top job at DDB, Chicago, is Paul Gunning, a DDB veteran who most recently was global CEO of digital unit Tribal DDB and global chief digital officer at DDB. Peter McGuinness, head of the office since 2011, is moving back to New York to become […]

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Jonathan Miller Joins Shari Redstone’s Advancit

NEW YORK , July 9, 2013 (via The Hollywood Reporter) – Jonathan Miller, the former chief digital officer at News Corp., has become a partner at Advancit, an early stage investment firm that was co-founded by Shari Redstone, president of National Amusements and vice-chairwoman of CBS Corp. and Viacom. Redstone, daughter of media magnate […]

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VML MD Treuhaft Assumes CDO Post at Grey NY

NEW YORK, July 9, 2013 (via AgencySpy) – It’s been a busy week on the Grey front. Just days after it was announcedthat the agency promoted chief operating officer Michael Houston to CEO, North America, we’ve received confirmation that the Grey camp has welcomed Zachary Treuhaft as its new chief digital officer […]

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Meet the Met’s First-Ever Chief Digital Officer

NEW YORK, June 27, 2013 (via WSJ) – What do you think of when you think of museums? Probably something like this: Cool, dark hallways. Marble expanses. Antiquities and artifacts lovingly seated on velvet and firmly enveloped in noseprint-dotted glass. That’s certainly the experience that over six million people per year expect when they visit Gotham’s […]

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Inaugural Chief Digital Officer Summit Sells Out

NEW YORK, Feb 21, 2013: Organizers for the inaugural Chief Digital Officer Summit have announced that sales have exceeded expectations, and last week, the Summit completely sold out of tickets. To handle the overwhelming demand for access, conference officials announced a sponsorship […]

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President Barack Obama’s Digital Director Teddy Goff To Be Keynote Speaker At Inaugural Chief Digital Officer Summit

NEW YORK, Jan 31, 2013: Teddy Goff, the Digital Director for President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign, will be the featured guest speaker at the inaugural Chief Digital Officer Summit on February 28, 2013 at […]

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Chief Digital Officer (CDO) Summit Announces Keynotes by Vivian Schiller (SVP & CDO, NBC News), David Payne (SVP & CDO, Gannett Co., Inc.), and Jonathan Miller (former CDO, News Corporation)

NEW YORK, Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Vivian Schiller (SVP and Chief Digital Officer, NBC News); Jonathan Miller (former Chief Digital Officer, News Corporation); and David Payne (Chief Digital Officer, Gannett Co., Inc.) will deliver keynote addresses at the inaugural Chief Digital Officer Summit, to be held on February 28, 2013 at Thomson Reuters at 3 Times Square in New York City, NY […] Read More

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