Company Size
Our events attract senior executives from companies of all sizes, from startups to incumbents, in the private, public, academic, and nonprofit sectors. 

As the titles Chief Digital Officer and Chief Data Officer have proliferated in the past few years, so have the industry sectors they represent. Our events attract attendees from media, publishing, financial services, banking, insurance, healthcare, medical, pharma, technology, retail and consumer packaged goods.

Select Sponsors
IBM, McKinsey & Company, Informatica, Odgers Berndston, Instart Logic, Persistent, EY, Waterline Data, Harvey Nash, All Sight, AAJ Technologies, Object Frontier Software, Gigya, Zemoga, Fulcrum, SnapLogic, Rosenzwieg & Company, and Chadick Ellig, among others.

Number of delegates expected
We expect 150 delegates in inaugural cities, and up to 400 delegates in cities where we have held events previously.

Types of Attendees
CDO Summit attendees are as influential as the speakers. The Summit represents the world’s digital and data elite, both on stage and in the audience. Representative titles of attendees include: Chief Digital Officers, Chief Data Officers, Chief Analytics Officers, Chief Marketing Officers, Chief Marketing Technologists, Chief Information Officers, Chief Technology Officers, Chief Human Resource Officers, Chief Executive Officers, Board Directors

What does a typical CDO Summit agenda look like?
07:00 – 08:20: Registration, Breakfast, and Networking
08:20 – 10:00: Keynotes/Panels/Fireside Chats
10:00 – 10:30: Mid-Morning Break
10:30 – 12:00: Keynotes/Panels/Fireside Chats
12:00 – 13:30: Lunch
13:30 – 14:45: Keynotes/Panels/Fireside Chats
14:45 – 15:15: Mid-Afternoon Break
15:15 – 18:00: Keynotes/Panels/Fireside Chats
18:00 – END: Networking Cocktail Reception

Take a look at our previous agendas.

When is the exhibit table area open?
All day. Typically sponsors will have a table between the presentation area and the food service area, which assures high traffic. Exhibit areas receive the most attention in the morning, during the breaks, lunch, and the networking cocktail reception.

Participant List
Our list of delegates and speakers from every CDO Summit to date (title and company name) is updated seven days after each event and published here All Participants Spreadsheet.



When we need the space:

For the day of the event we will need the space an hour before registration begins, for the programed time, and an hour after cocktail hour for breakdown.
It would also be useful for us to have a few hours the night before for set up, load-in, and AV testing.

How many delegates usually attend?

We expect anywhere from 150-400 delegates, depending on whether this is an inaugural vs continuing city, and the venue capacity and floor layout.

Table seating style:

We prefer rounds/banquet style, but have also used rectangular tables. We prefer not to use auditorium style seating.

Catering Requirements:

Continental breakfast, mid-morning snack, lunch, mid-afternoon snack, and cocktail reception. We can work with your in-house catering team, or outsource. Up to the host.

Requested Amenities:

Exhibit area: We’ll need some room for sponsors and exhibitor tables and marketing materials, either in the same room as the plenary session, or better, in a separate room near the main room. 

Coat check: Would be nice if delegates had secure space for luggage, coats, etc.

Green Room: Would be nice if we had a quiet area for speakers to prep before their presentation (optional)

Power: This is a device-driven crowd so it would be great to have power in the main room so delegates can charge up their phones/devices


We arrange local photographer and videographer, unless you have preferred vendors. 

AV/Room requirements

  • Stage with riser (if possible)
  • Podium with mic
  • 1-2 tables on stage for 4-5 panelists 
  • Table mics for 4-5 panelists and/or 4 lavalier mics
  • Handheld mic for the audience QA
  • Direct ethernet at podium for videos or online, Wifi for all delegates
  • Projector/screens: Prefer a rear-projected LED screen(s), but a high res front projector ok. 
  • A/V table with computers/laptops to handle video, PPTs, audio, and XLR inputs/outputs for videographer
    • Windows PC Running Windows 7 or higher (preferably Windows 10, Office 2016 or Office 365)
    • Computers have the most recent versions of Office, Adobe, esp Powerpoint
    • Sound out – connected to house sound – embedded video in some Powerpoints
    • 16:9 aspect ratio on slides
    • Remote clicker so presenters can run their slides from the podium
  • 55-82 inch LED with HDMI input so we can display a twitter wall on stage  LED (at least 65″) for social media monitoring/tweet wall
  • Confidence monitor


Please inform us of any special permissions staff and delegates will need in order to get into the event space. We will abide by all security requirements. 


  • November 15, 2011: First-ever CDO Club community created exclusively for CDOs, via LinkedIn.
  • December 07, 2011: First-ever presentation of the CDO Talent Map, at the Harvard Club in NYC.
  • July 2012CDOSummit.com website launch.
  • November 18, 2012CDOClub.com website launch.
  • February 28, 2013: Inaugural CDO Summit at Thomson Reuters in NYC. Sold out.
    • First-ever summit for Chief Digital Officers.
    • First-ever publication of the CDO Talent Map.
    • First-ever CDO of the Year award to Teddy Goff: Digital Director at Obama for America.
  • April 22-23, 2014: 2nd Annual CDO Summit at Time Warner in NYC. Sold out.
    • Second CDO of the Year award to Rachel S. Haot: Chief Digital Officer at City of New York.
  • October 29, 2014: Inaugural U.K. CDO Summit 2014 at the BBC in London. Sold out.
    • First-ever Summit for Chief Digital Officers in the United Kingdom.
    • First-ever UK CDO of the Year award to Mike Bracken: CDO at UK Government Digital Service.
  • January 31, 2015: CDO Club launches the world’s first and largest community of C-suite digital leaders, with more than 1,000 members.
  • April 29, 2015: Third annual CDO Summit at Thomson Reuters in NYC. Sold out.
    • Third US CDO of the Year award to Adam Brotman: Chief Digital Officer at Starbucks Coffee Company.
  • October 7, 2015: 2nd Annual U.K. CDO Summit 2015 at 30 Euston Square in London.
    • Second UK CDO of the Year to Tanya Cordrey at the Guardian News and Media.
  • November 4, 2015: First-ever EU CDO Summit at the Conservatorium Hotel in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
    • First-ever EU CDO of the Year Award to Patrick Hoffstetter: CDO at Renault.
  • November 9, 2015: First-ever CDO Summit Turkey at the Wyndham Grand Levent Hotel in Istanbul, presented by Samsung.
  • March 1, 2016: First-ever Sydney CDO Summit at the UTS Business School in Sydney, Australia, presented by Accenture Digital. Sold out.
    • First-ever Australian CDO of the Year Award to Rebekah Horne: CDO at National Rugby League
  • April 27, 2016: 4th Annual NYC CDO Summit at Thomson Reuters, presented by Centric Digital. Sold out.
    • Fourth US CDO of the Year Award to Linda Boff: CMO at GE
  • May 17, 2016: 1st Annual CDO Summit in Tel Aviv, Israel, presented by Microsoft. Sold out.


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