Hall of Fame

Chief Digital Officers and Chief Data Officers who have become
Chief Executive Officer or Board Director/Non-Executive Director.

CHIEF DIGITAL OFFICERS

2017

Chief Executive Officer/President

Board/Non-Executive Director (NED)

Jon SharpeJon Sharpe
Oct 2017: CEO, Europe of VML
(Former Chief Digital Officer at M&C Saatchi Group)
Jason TaflerJason Tafler
Sept 2017: Board of Member of Jamieson Wellness Inc. (TSX:JWEL)
(Former Chief Digital Officer at Rogers Communications)
Seth BodnarSeth Bodnar
Oct 2017: President of the University of Montana
(Former Chief Digital Officer for GE’s Transportation Division)
Paul RandPaul Rand
March 2017: Chairman at Critical Mass/Zocalo (NYSE: OMC)
(Former Global Chief Digital Officer at Ketchum)
Vivian ZhuVivian Zhu
Sept 2017: CEO of Blue 449 China
(Former Chief Digital & Innovation Officer at Publicis Media China)
Kay-MadatiKay Madati
March 2017: Board Member of Wingstop Inc. (WING)
EVP & Chief Digital Officer at BET Networks
Ville TolvanenVille Tolvanen
Sept 2017: Chief Executive Officer of Digitalist Group Plc.
(Former Chief Digital Officer of Digitalist Group)
Brian-TilzerBrian A. Tilzer
Feb 2017: Signet Jewelers (SIG)
(SVP, Chief Digital Officer at CVS Health)
Patou NuytemansPatou Nuytemans
Sept 2017: CEO MENA at Ogilvy & Mather
(Chief Digital Officer EMEA at Ogilvy & Mather)
Andy SchuonAndy Schuon
Sept 2017: President of LiveXLive Media
(Former Chief Digital Officer at Ticketmaster/Live Nation)
Wolfgang Blau Wolfgang Blau
August 2017: President of Condé Nast International
(Former Chief Digital Officer at Condé Nast International)
Jason GoldbergerJason Goldberger
June 2017: CEO and President of Blue Nile
(Former Chief Digital Officer at Target)
Norm JohnstonNorm Johnston
June 2017: CEO of FAST (Future Adaptive Specialist Team)
(Global Chief Digital Officer at Mindshare)
Donald LimDonald Lim
April 2017: CEO at Dentsu Aegis Network
(Former Chief Digital Officer at ABS-CBN Corporation)
Kevin WalshKevin Walsh
April 2017: CEO at Carat APAC
(Former Chief Digital Officer at Carat APAC)
Vineet-GuptaVineet Gupta
March 2017: Group Chief Executive of DDB Mudra
(Former Chief Digital Officer at DDB Mudra)
Eric-SchaeferEric Schaefer
March 2017: President of Southwest Media Group
(Former Chief Digital Officer)
Marcia EstevesMarcia Esteves
March 2017: Co-President at Grey Publicidade Do Brasil Ltda.
(Former Chief Digital Officer at Grey Brasil)
Adam CahillAdam Cahill
March 2017: President of Digilant USA
(Former Chief Digital Officer at Hill Holliday)
Andrea Di FonzoAndrea Di Fonzo
Feb 2017: CEO at Blue 449
(Former Chief Digital Officer at MediaCom)
Adam-SymsonAdam Symson
Jan 2017: Chief Executive Officer of The E.W. Scripps Company
(Former SVP, Chief Digital Officer)
Stefan BardegaStefan Bardega
Jan 2017: CEO at iProspect UKI
(Former Global Chief Digital Officer at ZenithOptimedia)

2016

Chief Executive Officer/President

Board/Non-Executive Director (NED)

Gerd-SchenkelGerd Schenkel
Oct 2016: Chief Executive Officer of Tyro Payments
(Former Executive Director Telstra Digital at Telstra)
Patrick-RamseyPatrick Ramsey
Sept 2016: Aristocrat Leisure Ltd (ALL:AU)
(Former Chief Digital Officer at Aristocrat)
Mike ParkerMike Parker
Oct 2016: President, US of iCrossing
(Former Global Chief Digital Officer at McCann Worldgroup)
Cecilia Beck-FriisCecilia Beck-Friis
April 2016: Board member at Acando (Nasdaq: Stockholm)
(Former CDO at Bonnier Broadcasting)
Paul WrightPaul Wright
Oct 2016: CEO at iotec Global
(Former CDO at Omnicom Media Group UK)
James-BilefieldJames Bilefield
Jan 2016: Stagecoach Group plc (LSE: SGC)
(Former President of Digital At Conde Nast Intl)
Robbert BakkerRobbert Bakker
Oct 2016: CEO at Knab
(Former Chief Digital Officer at Aegon Nederland)
Phil DeZutterPhil DeZutter
Sept 2016: CEO NA Production Platform at Publicis Communications
Chief Digital Officer and CEO Platforms at Prodigious
Eduardo-NavarroEduardo Navarro de Carvalho
Sept 2016: Chief Executive Officer of Telefónica Brasil SA
(Former Chief Commercial Digital Officer at Telefónica)
George-KliavkoffGeorge Kliavkoff
Sept 2016: Chief Executive Officer of Jaunt Inc.
(Former Chief Digital Officer at NBC Universal)
Stefan-BardegaStefan Bardega
Sept 2016: UK CEO of iProspect
(Former Global Chief Digital Officer at ZenithOptimedia)
Richard KosinskiRichard Kosinski
Aug 2016: President at Receptiv
(Former Chief Digital Officer at Westwood One)
Kevin-ConroyKevin Conroy
July 2016: President, Digital & New Platforms at MGM
(Former Chief Strategy & Data Officer and President, Enterprise Development at Univision Communications Inc.)
Kasper-AakerlundKasper Aakerlund
July 2016: CEO of IPG Mediabrands Hong Kong
(Former Chief Digital Officer at Carat, Aegis Media)
Robin-ThurstonRobin Thurston
July 2016: CEO of Helix
(Former Chief Digital Officer of Under Armour)
Shantanu BhanjaShantanu Bhanja
July 2016: CEO at HT Digital Streams
Chief Digital Officer at HT Media Group
Jim-LanzoneJim Lanzone
June 2016: CEO of CBS Interactive & CDO of CBS Corp.
Joachim-JanssenVijay Solanki
June 2016: CEO of IAB
(Former CDO of Southern Cross Austereo)
Joachim-JanssenJoachim Janssen
June 2016: Group Co-CEO and CDO at Viessmann Group
Jeremy HeilpernJeremy Heilpern
June 2016: President at The Morrison Agency
Chief Digital Officer at The Morrison Agency
Michael-NillesMichael Nilles
April 2016: CEO Schindler Digital Business, Schindler Group
Member of Group Executive Committee & Chief Digital Officer
Chris-CopelandChris Copeland
April 2016: President of Yieldbot
(Former CDO at GroupM Next)
Erin MattsErin Matts
April 2016: CEO, NA at Annalect
(Former Chief Digital Marketing Officer at Glam Media)
Zachary TreuhaftZachary Treuhaft
April 2016: President at Hearts & Science
(Former Chief Digital Officer at Grey Group)
Stephen-van RooyenStephen J. van Rooyen
March 2016: CEO – UK & ROI of Sky
(Chief Marketing & Digital Officer of Sky)
Nicola BrandoleseNicola Brandolese
Feb 2016: President, Retail at Luxottica Group
(Former Chief Digital Officer at Luxottica Group)
Ian-ChambersIan Chambers
Jan 2016: CEO of Mind Candy
(Former CDO at GAME Digital Plc)
Eric BrodnaxEric Brodnax
Jan 2016: President, Lands at CoStar Group
(Former Chief Digital Officer at CoStar Group)
Jeff BrooksJeff Brooks
Jan 2016: President at Huge
(Former CEO and Chief Digital Officer at Euro RSCG)
Federico CapeciFederico Capeci
Jan 2016: CEO Kantar Insights, Italy
Chief Digital Officer at Kantar Insights Italy
Chip GriffinChip Griffin
2016: CEO, NA at CARMA
(Former Chief Digital Officer at DCI Group)

2015

Chief Executive Officer/President

Board/Non-Executive Director (NED)

Heather-Carrol-CoxHeather Carroll Cox
Nov 2015: CEO, Citi FinTech of Citi
(Chief Client Experience, Digital and Marketing Officer at Citi)
Andy-SchuonAndy Schuon
July 2015: Cinedigm Corp. (NASDAQ: CIDM)
1998-2013: Hot Topic Stores (NASDAQ: HOTT)
(Former CDO at TicketMaster/LiveNation)
peter-harmerPeter Harmer
Nov 2015: CEO of IAG
July 2015: CEO of IAG Labs
(Former CDO at IAG)
Bertrand-BodsonBertrand Bodson
June 2015: Electrocomponents PLC (LON: ECM)
(Chief Digital and Marketing Officer at Sainsbury’s Argos)
Sean LyonsSean Lyons
Oct 2015: President at R/GA US
(Former Global Chief Digital Officer at Havas WW NY)
Barbara GoodsteinBarbara Goodstein
May 2015: Board Member at Manning and Napier (NYSE: MN)
(Former CDO at AXA Equitable)
Laura-LeeLaura Lee
July 2015: President of Margaritaville Media
(CDO at Margaritaville Media)
Genevieve-ShoreGenevieve Shore
May 2015: NED at Santander UK (SAN.MC, STD.N, BNC.LN)
(Former CDO at Pearson)
Paul-ShetlerPaul Shetler
July 2015: CEO of Australia’s Digital Transformation Office
(Former CDO of Government Digital Service)
Genevieve-ShoreGenevieve Shore
Feb 2015: NED at Next 15 PLC (AIM: NFC)
(Former CDO at Pearson)
Joseph LeonJoseph Leon
June 2015: President, Media at Vision7 Communications Inc.
(Former Chief Digital Officer at Vision7 Communications)
Jonathan-MillerJonathan Miller
Feb 2015: Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG)
(Former CDO at News Corp)
Christian-PurserChristian Purser
June 2015: CEO of Interbrand London
(Former CDO of M&C Saatchi plc)
Kunal-JeswaniKunal Jeswani
Jan 2015: Director at Ogilvy India
(CDO at Ogilvy & Mather)
Steven-SmithSteven R. Smith
May 2015: President of Digital Media at Accuweather
(Former CDO of AccuWeather)
CliveDickensClive Dickens
Jan 2015: Non Executive Director at Yahoo7
Seven West Media Group (ASX: SWM) and
Yahoo Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO)
(CDO at Seven West Media)
DannyBassDanny Bass
May 2015: CEO of IPG Mediabrands Australia
(Former CDO at GroupM)
Rudiger WanckRudiger Wanck
May 2015: CEO Worldwide GroupM Connect
(Former Chief Digital Officer EMEA at GroupM)
Christian PurserChristian Purser
May 2015: CEO at Interbrand
(Former Chief Digital Officer at M&C Saatchi London)
Barbara GoodsteinBarbara Goodstein
May 2015: President & CEO at TIGER 21
(Former CDO at AXA Equitable)
Vincenzo RussiVincenzo Russi
April 2015: President & CEO at e-Novia
(Former CDO at Messaggerie Italiane)
Mike-ParkerMike Parker
April 2015: President, West at iCrossing
(Former CDO at McCann Worldgroup)
David-ChiversDavid Chivers
April 2015: President & Publisher at Register Media
(Former CDO of Jostens)
 Jim-MullenJim Mullen
March 2015: CEO at Ladbrokes
(Former CDO at Ladbrokes)
 Craig AramakiCraig Aramaki
March 2015: President at doTERRA Japan
(Former Chief Digital Officer at McCann WorldGroup)
 Teemu NeiglickTeemu Neiglick
March 2015: Group CEO at Omnicom Media Group Finland
(Former CDO at Omnicom Media Group Finland)
 Paul MarobellaPaul Marobella
Feb 2015: Chief Executive Officer at Havas Chicago
(Former Chief Digital Officer at Havas)
Kunal-JeswaniKunal Jeswani
Jan 2015: CEO at Ogilvy India
(CDO at Ogilvy & Mather)
Jonny-CroweJonny Crowe
Jan 2015: Interim CEO at Grupa Onet.pl
(CDO at Ringier Axel Springer Media AG)
Mark-ReadMark Read
Jan 2015: CEO of Wunderman
(Former CEO at WPP Digital)
Todd CurryTodd Curry
Jan 2015: CEO at Aon Centre for Innovation and Analytics
(Former Chief Digital Officer at Geomentum)
Fernando Bermúdez PireFernando Bermúdez Pire
Jan 2015: CEO at Carat
(Former Chief Digital Officer at Dentsu Aegis Network
Sean-AtkinsSean Atkins
2015: President at MTV
(Former Chief Digital Officer at Discovery Communications)

2014

Chief Executive Officer/President

Board/Non-Executive Director (NED)

Arnd-BennninghoffArnd Bennninghoff
Nov 2014: CEO at Modern Times Group AB
(Former CDO at ProSieben Sat1 Media AG)
Genevieve-ShoreGenevieve Shore
Sept 2014: NED at MoneySupermarket.com (LSE: MONY)
(Former CDO at Pearson)
Hugh-BoyleHugh Boyle
Nov 2014: CEO at TracyLocke
(Former Global Chief Digital Officer at Geometry Global)
Laura-LeeLaura Lee
August 2014: Director at American Apparel (NYSE: APP)
(CDO at Margaritaville Media)
Jim-BarrJim Barr
Nov 2014: Group Pres. of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers
(Former EVP & CDO at OfficeMax)
Adam-BrotmanAdam Brotman
May 2014: Director at Neiman Marcus
(EVP & CDO at Starbucks)
Pete-LongoPete Longo
Sept 2014: CEO US Media at IDG
(Former CDO at IDG)
Tanya CordreyTanya Cordrey
May 2014: NED at Schibsted Media Group (SCH.OL)
(CDO at Guardian News & Media)
Donald-JonesDonald Jones
Aug 2014: CEO at Trial Fusion
(CDO at Scripps Translational Science Institute)
Alex-BombeckAlex Bombeck
May 2014: President of Sparks Grove
(Former CDO at Havas Worldwide)
John MartinJohn Martin
March 2014: CEO at Sanoma Learning
(Former CDO at Sanoma)
Matt_CrookMatthew Crook
March 2014: CEO Amplifi & Performance – Dentsu Aegis Network ANZ
(Former Chief Digital Officer at Dentsu Aegis Network)
Vijay-RavindranVijay Ravindran
Feb 2014: CEO at Trove News
(Former SVP & CDO at Graham Holdings/Washington Post)
Alex-BaxterAlex Baxter
Feb 2014: CEO and Board Member at RGM Group
(Former Chief Digital Officer at Competitor Group/Falconhead Capital)
Jean-Birac-PerretteJean-Briac Perrette
Jan 2014: President – Discovery Networks International at Discovery Communications
(Former CDO at Discovery Communications)
 David-CautinDavid Cautin
2014: CEO at Connect America Medical Alert Company
2011: CEO at KGB
(Former CDO at NYSE Euronext)

2013

Chief Executive Officer/President

Board/Non-Executive Director (NED)

Liz-SchimelLiz Schimel
Oct 2013: President at Conde Nast China
(Former EVP & CDO at Meredith)
Jonathan-MillerJonathan Miller
Oct 2013: Director at AMC Networks (NASDAQ: AMCX)
(Former CDO at News Corp)
Charlie-RedmayneCharlie Redmayne
Aug 2013: CEO of HarperCollins UK
(Former CDO & EVP at HarperCollins Publishing)
Jonathan-MillerJonathan Miller
May 2013: Director at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (NASDAQ: HMHC)
(Former CDO at News Corp)
Paul-GunningPaul Gunning
July 2013: CEO at DDB Chicago
(Former CDO at Tribal Worldwide)
Cecilia Beck-FriisCecilia Beck-Friis
April 2013: Board member at Net Insight AB (Nasdaq: Stockholm)
(Former CDO at Bonnier Broadcasting)
Jonathan-SackettJonathan Sackett
May 2013: President and CEO of MashburnSackett
(Former CDO at Arnold; Martin; DDB)
Rob-NormanRob Norman
Mar 2013: NED at BBC Global News Ltd
(CDO at Group M)
Rikard-SteiberRikard Steiber
Feb 2013: CEO at MTG/ViaPlay
(CDO at MTG)
Jonathan-MillerJonathan Miller
Mar 2013: NED at BBC Global News Ltd
(Former CDO at News Corp)
Eric-GrillyEric Grilly
Jan 2013: President of Alli (Alliance of Action Sports)
(Former EVP & CDO at NBC Sports Regional Networks)
Genevieve-ShoreGenevieve Shore
Feb 2013: NED at STV Group PLC (LSE: STVG)
(Former CDO at Pearson)
Brandon-BergerBrandon Berger
Feb 2013: Director at Oglivy & Mather (NASDAQ: WPPGY)
(Global Chief Digital Officer at Oglivy & Mather)

2012

Chief Executive Officer/President

Board/Non-Executive Director (NED)

Jean-Philippe-MaheuJean-Philippe Maheu
July 2012: CEO of Bluefin Labs
(Former CDO at Ogilvy; CEO at Publicis Modern)
Jonathan-MillerJonathan Miller
May 2012: Director at Shutterstock (NYSE: SSTK)
(Former CDO at News Corp)
Mike-GeigerMike Geiger
Feb 2012: President and Chief Integration Officer at J. Walter Thompson
(Former CDO at Goodby Silverstein & Partners)
Nick-NyhanNick Nyhan
Feb 2012: CEO at WPP’s Data Alliance
Chief Digital Officer at Kantar/WPP
Michael-BloomMichael Bloom
Jan 2012: CEO of Guardian News and Media, NA
(Former CDO at Wenner Media)
David-ShulmanDavid Shulman
2012: CEO at Organic
(Former Chief Digital Officer at Enfatico)
Stefan-RuppStefan Rupp
2012: CEO at Swisscomm Event & Media Solutions AG
CDO at Swisscomm Event & Media Solutions AG

2011

Chief Executive Officer/President

Board/Non-Executive Director (NED)

Charlie-RedmayneCharlie Redmayne
Nov 2011: CEO at Pottermore
(Former CDO & EVP at HarperCollins Publishers)
Rudiger WanckRudiger Wanck
June 2011: Board of Directors at Xaxis
(Former Chief Digital Officer EMEA at GroupM)
Thomas-KaiserThomas Kaiser
Oct 2011: CEO Ringier Digital
(Former Chief Digital Officer at Ringier AG)
Jonathan-MillerJonathan Miller
Dec 2011: Director at TripAdvisor (NASDAQ: TRIP)
(Former CDO at News Corp)
David-CautinDavid Cautin
2011: CEO at KGB
(Former CDO at NYSE Euronext)
Mark-ReadMark Read
2011: Director at WPP (LSE: WPP, NASDAQ: WPPGY)
(Former CDO at WPP)

CHIEF DATA OFFICERS

2017

Chief Executive Officer/President

Board/Non-Executive Director (NED)

Paul RomaPaul Roma
June 2017: Chief Executive Officer at Ciox Health
(Former Chief Analytics Officer at Deloitte LLP)
Niall BrennanNiall Brennan
June 2017: President and Executive Director at The Health Care Cost Institute
(Former Chief Data Officer at CMS)

2016

Chief Executive Officer/President

Board/Non-Executive Director (NED)

Gerry-LewisGerry Lewis
Nov 2016: Chief Executive Officer of Ascension Information Services
(Former Chief Data Officer of Ascension Information Services)
Simon-BlighSimon Bligh
March 2016: Chief Executive Officer of Dun & Bradstreet
(Former Chief Data Officer of Veda )

2015

Chief Executive Officer/President

Board/Non-Executive Director (NED)

Andy BlackwellAndrew Blackwell
July 2015: NED at Cambridge Cognition Plc (LON: COG)
(Chief Scientific Officer at Ieso Digital Health)
Usama-FayyadUsama M. Fayyad
Jan 2015: Director at InvenSense (NYSE: INVN) and eXelate (Nielsen)
(CDO & Group Managing Director at Barclays Bank)
Floyd-YagerFloyd M. Yager
Jan 2015: Vice Chairman of the Board at IIHS Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
(CDO at Allstate)

2013

Chief Executive Officer/President

Board/Non-Executive Director (NED)

Jonathan-LuJonathan Lu
2013-2015: CEO at Alibaba
(Former Chief Data Officer at Alibaba)

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