December 22, 2016: "The tribe of CDOs is growing at a fast clip. In an interview on Forbes.com, David Mathison, CEO of the CDO Club, a global community of digital leaders, said, 'At the end of 2015 there were approximately 2,000 CDOs. CDO hires have been doubling every year and I expect there to be 2,500 CDOs by the . . . "
December 16, 2016: "New York's emphasis on the CDO as point person for the start-up culture goes back to Haot, the city's first CDO, who helped foster cooperation between academia and business, notes David Mathison, founder of the New York City-based CDO Club, which runs “CDO Summit” conferences around the world . . . "
October 1, 2016: "CEO tenure is on the rise, and now stands at about five years for FTSE 100 CEOs & nine years for Fortune 500 CEOs. Equivalent statistics for CDOs are elusive, but anecdotally CDOs have a much shorter life in role. Expect to see CDO turnover remain high for some time. Here’s why. . . "
September 23, 2016: "Growth of the chief digital officer role has been incredibly rapid over the last few years, reflecting the increasing importance of technology to organisational success and survival.. . . "
June 16, 2016: "Professor Taro Kamioka of Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo provided this special report to Nikkei Big Data with highlights from the 4th annual NYC CDO Summit, which includes a photo of CDO Club founder David Mathison giving the 2016 US CDO of the Year award to Linda Boff, CMO at GE.. . . "
NEW YORK and LONDON, April 24, 2017: Bertrand Bodson, Chief Digital and Marketing Officer at Sainsbury's Argos, was today recognized as "U.K. Chief Digital Officer of the Year 2016" by the CDO Club, the world's largest community of C-suite digital and data leaders with 5,000 registered members.. . . "
NEW YORK, March 21, 2017: Dr. D.J. Patil, the U.S. Chief Data Scientist at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy from February 2015 to January 2017, today was recognized as first-ever U.S. Chief Data Officer of the Year 2016 by the CDO Club, the world's largest community of C-suite. . . "
SYDNEY and NEW YORK, March 15, 2017: Simon Bligh, Chief Executive Officer at Dun & Bradstreet ANZ, today was recognized as the first-ever Australia and NZ Chief Data Officer of the Year 2017 by the CDO Club, the world's largest community of C-suite digital and data leaders.. . . "
SYDNEY and NEW YORK, March 14, 2017: Clive Dickens, Chief Digital Officer at Seven West Media, was today recognized as Australia & NZ Chief Digital Officer of the Year 2017 by the CDO Club, the world's largest community of C-suite digital and data leaders.. . . "
NEW YORK, April 27, 2016: Linda Boff, CMO 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 . . . "
David Mathison is the CEO and founder of the CDO Club and CDO Summit.
Mathison is the world’s leading authority on Chief Digital and Data Officers, and has been quoted recently by American Banker, CIO.com, CIO Journal, CIO-UK, CMS Wire, CNBC, Computer Weekly, Computerworld, Deloitte, Diginomica, EdTech Magazine, eMarketer, FedTech Magazine, FierceCIO, Financial Times, Forbes, Guardian, Huffington Post, I-CIO, McKinsey & Company, Media Post, MIT Sloan Management Review, VentureBeat, Wall Street Journal, and ZDNet, among others.
He was previously founder and Managing Director of the Digital Media practice at Chadick Ellig, a premiere executive search consultancy named by Business Week as “one of the world’s most influential headhunters”.
Mathison’s book, BE THE MEDIA, was featured by the AP in the NY Times after he pre-sold over 5,000 copies in 11 days via his web site, Twitter, and Facebook.
He has given keynote presentations everywhere from Columbia University to the United Nations (3 times in 2010), from Austin, TX (SXSW) and Amsterdam, Holland to Zagreb, Croatia.
From 1999-2001 he was founder and CEO of the Kinecta Corporation where he raised $30 million in under 2 years. Kinecta was acquired and is now part of Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL).
From 1994-1999 Mathison was Vice President with Thomson Reuters, the world’s largest news agency, where he pioneered online content syndication.
Mathison earned his Masters degree from Columbia University in 1995
"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.