Chief Digital Officers for Rachael Ray, the RNC, the RSPCA, UCSB, and Vancouver, BC

NEW YORK, NY August 26, 2013 The summer of the Chief Digital Officer (CDO) continues, with high-profile hires at Rachael Ray (Sharon Feder), the Republican National Committee (Chuck DeFeo), and at the RSPCA in Queensland, AU (Christian Bowman).

The fall outlook is even brighter, with CDOs in-demand at some of the most spectacular places on earth, from Sydney, Australia to Vancouver, British Columbia, and an opening for a Chief Digital Strategist and Marketing Officer at the University of California in Santa Barbara, CA.

According to the Chief Digital Officer Talent Map 2013, since January 1, 2013:

  • 190 new Chief Digital Officers have been hired globally
  • Five Chief Digital Officers became CEOs
  • Four Chief Digital Officers became Board Directors

Articles on Chief Digital Officers have appeared in Computerworld, in the MIT Sloan Management Review, on the Harvard Business Review blog, and by analysts such as Deloitte, Capgemini, and Booz.

In their August 2013 annual survey, McKinsey & Co. reported that 30% of respondents already had a Chief Digital Officer on their executive teams.

These numbers match ours, and track Gartner’s 2012 prediction that by 2015, 25% of all organizations will have CDOs.

I’ll be writing more about this over the next few weeks.

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CDO Summit Publishing Panel

CDO Summit 2013: Publishing Panel

CDO Summit 2013 Publishing panel, from left to right:
Michael Smith: former President, and CDO, Forbes Media
Fred Santarpia: Chief Digital Officer, Conde Nast Entertainment
David Kang: Chief Digital Officer, Wenner Media
Joe Bilman: Chief Digital Officer, American Media Inc
Ellie Hirschhorn: Chief Digital Officer,  Simon & Schuster

The next Chief Digital Officer Summit will be April 22-3, 2014 at Time Warner in New York City.

The 2014 CDO Summit will be twice as long as 2013 (two full days instead of one), and will feature A-list keynoters, speakers, celebrities, entertainers, comedians and musicians.

Remember, our 2013 Summit completely SOLD OUT of tickets, weeks before the summit date.

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The CDO Summit is the “must-attend” digital event of the year. But don’t take our word for it – last year’s CDO Summit 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.”

“The best-organized conference I’ve been to in years, the Chief Digital Officer Summit was packed with smart people and smart ideas. Leave ‘em wanting more is what they say, and David Mathison and his team delivered. Now, we want more!”

“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 on an exceptional first CDO Summit. I truly enjoyed all the panel discussions as well as the intimate environment where I was able to meet such amazing people. The conversations were very enlightening and touched on all the challenges my team and I face on a technology, content, and culture front. I look forward to participating next year.”

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