Chief Digital Officer JOBS Update for September 2018


Welcome back to our Chief Digital Officer JOBS Update, through September 2018.

Big news this month: more new Chief Digital Officers were hired in September 2018 than in any other month to date!

As our members know, we’ve been tracking this trend for more than seven years, and posting them in our biweekly JOB Updates since Q4 2014. See all the monthly links below.

And, as usual, the last few months have also seen more CDOs becoming CEO, President, and Board Directors at prestigious, global, publicly traded companies.

We recently co-published a report with Bain Capital on this career path, “101 CDOs who Became CEO,” which can be downloaded here. See our Hall of Fame page for the full list.

For example, over the last few months new additions include:

Jim LanzoneJim Lanzone:
CDO of CBS Corporation and CEO of CBS Interactive, joined the Board of GoPro Inc. (NASDAQ: GPRO)
Vijay RavindranVijay Ravindran:
Former SVP & CDO at Graham Holdings/Washington Post, joined the Board of McClatchy (NYSE:MNI)
Bala SubramanianBala Subramanian:
Chief Digital Officer at Best Buy, joined the Board of (NYSE: CARS)

In addition to the tremendous global growth in Chief Digital Officer hires, the demand for Chief Data Officers continues to increase at a pace surpassing that of their digital colleagues.

This Thursday, we’ll post our Chief Data Officer JOB Update for September 2018.

We’ve got big plans for Q4 2018 – we are currently finishing up a $1.25m seed round for the launch our new initiative, Innovation Exchange (iXi), an online talent platform that uses AI to match executives with targeted jobs and opportunities. The goal of the platform is to help digital, data, and security leaders find their next dream job.

In 2019, we will raise our first round of capital for the CDO Club, and will re-launch that platform with more features to help our members get their jobs done efficiently and effectively.

Meantime, congratulations to all the new CDOs, and we wish all our members continued success!

In this issue, we list TWENTY-FOUR new CDO appointments for September alone; we tracked 40 CDO ARTICLES and hand-picked SIXTEEN CDOs who made the news last month; and we posted more new open global CDO positions on our CDO Career page!

  • New Chief Digital Officer placements (through September 2018): TWENTY-FOUR new CDOs were hired in September alone, we provide the highlights below. Congratulations to the new Chief Digital Officers at Apleona, Coca-Cola India, Havas Edge, Maersk, Marks & Spencer, Neiman Marcus Group, Omnicom Media Group for Asia Pacific, and REI, among many others. Welcome to the CDO Club!
  • Chief Digital Officers ‘In the News’: Consider us your personal CDO “news clippings” service. We tracked 40 CDO ARTICLES and hand-picked SIXTEEN CDOs who made the news in September, including Carnival Cruise Line’s Kathy Mayor, Kopari Beauty’s Megan Whitman, MittMedia’s Robin Govik, New York Post’s Remy Stern, PANDORA’s Karl Walsh, The Jamie Oliver Group’s Darren Goldsby, and Volvo Cars’ Atif Rafiq! How did they make news? Find out inside.
  • Open Chief Digital Officer Jobs: Inside, you’ll find open posts for Chief Digital Officers, Chief Data Officers, and other C-level digital and data positions. Be sure to review the open posts on our dedicated career page.

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



NOTE: Also check out our previous CDO JOBS Updates here:

Chief Digital Officer Chief Data Officer
August 2018 August 2018
July 2018 July 2018
June 2018 June 2018
May 2018 May 2018
April 2018 April 2018
March 2018 March 2018
February 2018 February 2018
January 2018 January 2018
December 2017 December 2017
November 2017 November 2017
October 2017 October 2017
September 2017 September 2017
August 2017 August 2017
July 2017 July 2017
June 2017 June 2017
May 2017 May 2017
April 2017 April 2017
March 2017 March 2017
February 2017 February 2017
January 2017 January 2017
December 2016 December 2016
November 2016 November 2016
October 2016 October 2016
September 2016 September 2016
August 2016 August 2016
July 2016 July 2016
June 2016 June 2016
May 2016 May 2016
June 2015 July 2015
May 2015 June 2015
April 2015 April & May 2015
March 2015 March 2015
February 2015 February 2015
January 2015 January 2015
Q4 2014 Q4 2014



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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.”

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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

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