Chief Digital Officer JOBS Update for July 2016


Welcome back to our Chief Digital Officer JOBS Update, through July 2016.

In this issue, we list over FOURTEEN new CDO appointments for July alone; we tracked  45 CDO ARTICLES and hand-picked over a DOZEN CDOs who made the news last month; and we posted more new open global CDO positions on our CDO Career page (TWENTY total jobs).

These are exciting times to be a leader in digital transformation and building a data-driven culture!

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  • New Chief Digital Officer placements (through July 2016): Over FOURTEEN new CDOs were hired in July alone, we provide the highlights below. Congratulations to the new Chief Digital Officers at Casual Dining Group, EPIX, Flight Centre Travel Group, IPG Mediabrands, Nordea, Patterson Companies, TD Bank, The Brink’s Company, and the U.K. Home Office, among many others. Welcome to the CDO Club!
  • Chief Digital Officers ‘In the News’: Consider us your personal CDO “news clippings” service. We tracked 45 CDO ARTICLES and hand-picked over a DOZEN CDOs who made the news in July, including ABS-CBN Corporation’s Donald Lim, Barclays’ Ashley Veasey, Barnes & Noble’s Fred Argir, GE’s Bill Ruh, MediaCom’s Deirdre McGlashan, Rachael Ray/ Watch Entertainment’s Sharon Feder, and Argos/HomeRetail Group PLC’s Bertrand Bodson! How did they make news? Find out inside.
  • Open Chief Digital Officer Jobs: Hey, we just added more new OPEN JOBS! Inside, you’ll find open EIGHT (8) open posts for Chief Digital Officers, TWELVE (12) open Chief Data Officer jobs, and other C-level digital and data positions. Be sure to review the open posts on our dedicated career page.

CONGRATULATIONS also to CDOs who became CEO, President, and Board Directors: 

  • Kevin Conroy: President of Digital and New Platforms at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (former CDO at Univision). Conroy will report to Mark Burnett, MGM’s president of television and digital group, who made his name as the producer of such shows as “Survivor,” “The Apprentice,” and “Shark Tank”.
  • Kasper Aakerlund: CEO at IPG Mediabrands (former CDO at Carat, Aegis Media). Kasper comes with 11 years of industry experience, developing a strong background in Digital where he started his career in Denmark as a Digital planner with Omnicom Media Group and later moved to take on the role as Chief Digital Officer of Carat and Vizeum.
  • Robin Thurston: CEO at Helix (former CDO at Under Armor). Robin’s departure from Under Armor was such a big loss that it affected the stock price. Helix is delighted to have him at the helm.
  • Michael Nilles: CEO Schindler Digital Business, Schindler Group; Member of Group Executive Committee & Chief Digital Officer. Michael also joined the Board of Directors at Lufthansa Technik AG. His career is really “taking off!”

So far this year, eleven CDOs made the transition to the top role, according to the CDO Club’s original research. They’ve all earned a spot on our CDO HALL OF FAME.

You’ll find the details on all this and more below.​


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“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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