Kevin Bandy, Chief Digital Officer at Cisco Systems speaking at the NYC CDO Summit 2016
“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 it caused quite a stir when, in July 2015, Cisco’s new chief executive, Chuck Robbins, started his first day by hiring a CDO, Kevin Bandy. After all, Cisco is a global technology leader, a $50-billion-dollar company whose software runs 80% of the world’s networks.
And since much of the innovation driving digital transformation today is dependent on Cisco’s networks, Bandy’s responsibility extends far beyond Cisco’s officers and affects hundreds of organizations across the globe.
To find out how he took on this challenge, watch Bandy’s entire presentation, “The Cisco Digitization Journey: Creating & Delivering Value to Customers in a Digital World,” held at the 2016 NYC CDO Summit, presented by Centric Digital and hosted by Thomson Reuters on April 27, 2016, below:
CDO Club registered members can watch the video and read the rest of Cisco’s Chief Digital Officer Kevin Bandy’s Digital Strategies.
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The CDO Summit is the “must-attend” digital event of the year. The 2013, 2014 and 2015 CDO Summits received stellar endorsements from dozens of speakers and attendees alike:
“Sometimes a conference comes along that hits the trifecta – hot topic, high-caliber attendees, and stellar location. The first Chief Digital Officer Summit reached that mark with ease, and I look forward to attending the next one.”
Eric Hellweg Managing Director, Digital Strategy/Editorial Director Harvard Business Review
“Congratulations and thanks to David Mathison for spotting the need for community and collaboration in the growing Chief Digital Officer space, and for having the wherewithal, network, and organizational talent to put together such a top-notch event in its inaugural year. Next year’s summit should be even more of a must-do for anyone working digital at senior levels in all kinds of businesses.”
Teddy Goff Digital Director President Barack Obama 2008 and 2012
“David, here’s a handy C^3 test for conference value: Did I learn at least three new perspectives? Check. Did I meet at least three interesting people? Check. Did I take back at least three relevant pieces of news I can use? Check. Flying colors for the Chief Digital Officer Summit 2013! Thank you so much, and yes, I’d be very pleased to participate next year!”
Perry Hewitt Chief Digital Officer Harvard University
“Congratulations to David Mathison and his team on the simply amazing job they did on the inaugural Chief Digital Officer Summit. Probably the most informative, insightful, on target, entertaining, collaborative, thought provoking, and inspiring conferences I have ever attended. I learned more about my business and what I do in the past 12 hours than I have from any research white paper, articles or blogs over the past 12 months. The range of topics and speakers assembled were incredibly diverse, informative, collaborative, and most of all, inspiring. It has invigorated me to be the best possible professional CDO I can be. David Mathison’s skills as a moderator were impeccable, bringing out the best of the speakers and keeping the conversation flowing. His intimate and insightful knowledge of this space is only out-shined by his humility and graciousness. Kudos to David and his organizing team.”
Mark Keys Vice President, Client Solutions Moving Interactive
"Exciting talks on Data Science in an unique business atmosphere. It was an inspiring CDO Summit in London. Many thanks to David Mathison and everyone involved making this great platform possible."
Hendrik Stange Senior Data Scientist/ Manager Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems IAIS
“The U.K. CDO summit was a very informative and jam packed day. Your team was extremely helpful and welcoming. Social media and the hashtag #CDOSummitUk was very hot that day - great social media engagement by all!”
“Congratulations to you and your team for a great inaugural U.K. CDO Summit yesterday. I’m still digesting all the gobbets of information!” via Twitter
Edward Qualtrough CIO UK online editor IDG UK
"Thanks for an excellent NYC CDO Summit. You have created an impressive event and community."
Alexander van Boetzelaer Managing Director R&D Solutions, Elsevier RELX Group
“Bravo David Mathison and his team for curating such an excellent event at the inaugural U.K. CDO Summit.”
Lisa Telford Head of Media & Entertainment Practice Odgers Berndtson
"Thank you very much for organizing a great NYC CDO Summit. I thoroughly enjoyed it."
Dr. Didier Bonnet SVP & Global Practice Leader Capgemini Consulting
“Thanks for using the IBM Engagement Center power by IBM Watson and the MutualMind social media analytics platform, at your NYC CDO Summit. With a crowd that size, I have never seen so many social media posts come through in one day! Also, never seen such a well presented and...
Matthew Denning Marketing Event Specialist IBM
"The NYC CDO Summit was an awesome day - content - speakers - learnings. Everything."
Jo Ann Saitta Chief Digital Officer The CDM Group
"Thanks for putting on such an informative and impressive CDO Summit. It was my first time attending, and will be back next year."
Ken Rohman Principal, Chief Digital Officer archer>malmo
“You did a fine job at the U.K. CDO Summit, David. I like your business model, manner, pace, and approach - it's very likeable"
Thomas Power Non Executive Board Member
"Thanks for hosting a splendid inaugural U.K. CDO Summit!"
Narry Singh Head of Digital Business Accenture EALA
“Thank to everyone at the NYC CDO Summit for a wonderful discussion on the Big Data panel. And thank you very much David Mathison for having us -- it was a pleasure!”
Haile Owusu Chief Data Scientist Mashable
“The opportunity to keynote at the inaugural U.K. CDO Summit in London was once in a lifetime experience. As the world’s youngest CDO, I learned valuable lessons from other digital leaders and gained a greater sense of confidence and energy leaving the event.
Gordon Ching Chief Digital Officer AIESEC
“Thank you for curating an incredible experience at the NYC CDO Summit!”
Brian Manning President & Chief Digital Officer Centric Digital
"Thanks for curating the NYC CDO Summit. It was a great show. I enjoyed all the keynote speakers and panels."
Joe Johnston VP Experience Innovation Universal Mind
"I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed the NYC CDO Summit. I met and listened to a talented group of my peers, amazed by their outstanding accomplishments; I got a sense of what they all had in common. Delivering value to consumers and companies’ bottom lines, is ultimately what...
Todd Unger Chief Digital Officer Daily Racing Form
"Huge congratulations on an awesome inaugural U.K. CDO Summit. I cannot believe how much you worked into the programme! The quality was exceptional. In addition to incredible content, I also connected and networked with some great attendees. The CDO summit was an amazing achievement, you should be very proud."
Tony Henderson Business Lead Europe for Content Protection, Microsoft PlayReady Microsoft
“David Mathison’s expertise regarding data, digital, and the Chief Digital Officer function is unmatched. If you are a business leader who cares about the future of digital and the ever-evolving CDO function, join the revolution and become a part of the CDO Club and Summit.”
Jay Rosenzweig CEO Rosenzweig & Company
“Thanks for everything you did to pull off the NYC CDO Summit. It was my first such Summit, and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience.”
Tony Fross VP of North America Practice Lead, Digital Advisory Services Capgemini Consulting
“Our CEO came back raving about this year’s NYC CDO Summit. Congratulations on another huge success! Your CDO Summit just keeps getting bigger and better, and we are so happy to be a part of it!”
Christina Tabibian Gratz Marketing & Research Manager Chadick Ellig, Inc.