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

NYC Press Release

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 BoffLinda Boff, CMO of GE, has been confirmed as the event’s featured speaker.

Boff’s signature accomplishment is leading the transformation initiative to turn GE into a “digital industrial company.”

Proving the importance of digital leadership in the marketing function, Linda was promoted to CMO in September 2015, after serving as Executive Director of Global Digital Marketing at GE since 2011.

Interest in the CDO Summit continues to mount as the number of Chief Digital Officers (CDOs) has doubled every year, to over 2,000 in 2015, according to the CDO Club.

The event agenda will offer in-depth discussions surrounding the rising voice of the CDO as a critical decision maker and board room influencer, as well as the top challenges and opportunities in digital transformation, big data visualization, omnichannel customer experience design, building and leading effective digital and data organizations, and understanding latest trends in digital, mobile, and social media.

Attendees to the regularly sold-out event include some of the industry’s top C-Suite digital and data executives.

Remaining registrations are currently available at the NYC CDO Summit website.

Brian Manning 1“It’s no longer enough to redesign your website or build mobile apps. For brands and business to succeed in the digital age, you must understand how to transform your business strategy, customer experience and operations,” said Brian Manning, Co-founder, President & Chief Digital Officer at Centric Digital, the event’s presenting sponsor.

“The NYC CDO Summit provides the opportunity for CDOs and organizations to come together and learn from one another. Chief Digital Officers and other decision-makers responsible for digital transformation in their organizations simply cannot afford to miss this event.”

To help participants understand how to transform traditional businesses into digital leaders, Brian Manning will reveal insights from his new book REVIVE, which he co-authored with Centric Digital Co-Founder & CEO Jason Albanese, during a keynote presentation at the event.

Anna FrazzettoAnna Frazzetto, Chief Digital Technology Officer & SVP at Harvey Nash, will be discussing “The Rise of the Chief Digital Officer, Our CEO of the Future.” Her presentation will include data from the 2016 Harvey Nash/KPMG CIO Survey, with real-life examples and research from close to 4,000 global businesses.

“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,” said Frazzetto. “The work of the CDO is reshaping strategic leadership across businesses of all sizes and industry. The expansion of the CDO role is only just getting started.”

“The need for Chief Digital Officers and an effective digital transformation strategy only continues to grow, in every sector. We’re proud to be partnered with such amazing organizations and speakers to bring this timely and important event to New York for a 4th year in a row,” said David Mathison, CEO of the CDO Summit and the CDO Club.

Additional sponsors for the NYC CDO Summit include Harvey Nash, Applause, Object Frontier Software (OFS), Chadick Ellig, MutualMind, and Mendix.

With the 2016 Agenda now released, keynotes have been confirmed as:

  • Anna Frazzetto: Chief Digital Technology Officer & SVP at Harvey Nash
  • Brian Manning: Cofounder, President and Chief Digital Officer at Centric Digital
  • David Mathison: Founder/CEO, CDO Club
  • Graham Waller: Research VP at Gartner
  • Kevin Bandy: Chief Digital Officer at Cisco
  • Larry Kramer: Director at Harvard Business School Publishing
  • Linda Boff: Chief Marketing Officer at GE
  • Ben Gray: Digital Experience at Applause

In addition, speakers from the following organizations will be represented:

American Museum of Natural History; Applause; BBVA Compass; BT Global Services; Boston; CDO Club Israel; CDO Club Turkey; CXOTalk; Centric Digital; Cisco; Daily Racing Form; Gartner; GE; Harvard Business School Publishing; Harvey Nash; Healthgrades; Humana; IBM; Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts; Nobel Media AB; OFS; RTÉ; Rachael Ray/Watch Entertainment; SAP; The Data Incubator; The Franklin Institute; The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society; Thomson Reuters; Town of Gilbert Arizona; and Ziff Davis, LLC, among others.

Read more about event panels:

See the Full Speaker list and the Full Agenda.

Twitter users can follow the Summit at or via the hashtag #CDOSummitNYC.

Don’t miss this chance to mingle and learn with some the world’s top digital and data leaders – register now to save your seat at the NYC CDO Summit.

See Select NYC Speakers:

Lauren_Lockwood Kevin-Eagan Susan-Poulton

Lauren Lockwood
Chief Digital Officer
City of Boston

Kevin Eagan
General Manager
IBM Digital

Susan Poulton
Chief Digital Officer
The Franklin Institute

Jonathan_Becher Linda-Boff Kevin_Bandy

Jonathan Becher
Chief Digital Officer

Linda Boff
Chief Marketing Officer

Kevin Bandy
SVP, Chief Digital Officer

Sharon_Feder Larry_Kramer Catherine-Devine

Sharon Feder
Chief Digital Officer
Rachael Ray/
Watch Entertainment

Larry Kramer
Harvard Business
School Publishing

Catherine Devine
Chief Digital Officer
American Museum of
Natural History

See All NYC Speakers Here >

If you are tasked with understanding what digital leaders must do in order to succeed in almost any industry, the best place to learn more is at the CDO Summit.

Register today for the NYC CDO Summit presented by Centric Digital, hosted at Thomson Reuters on April 27, 2016.

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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.”

“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.”

“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!”

“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.”

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