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Inaugural Chief Digital Officer Summit at Thomson Reuters 2013
Scott Singer (DDG), Perry Hewitt (Harvard University), and David Payne (Gannett)
Chief Digital Officer Summit sponsored by Be The Media
Margaret Molloy and Mary Ann Pierce
Jason Seiken (PBS) and Tom Hjelm (New York Public Radio)
Christine Montgomery (The Center for Public Integrity), Tom Hjelm (NY Public Radio)
Teddy Goff: Digital Director, President Barack Obama’s 2008 & 2012 campaigns
Riley McDonough (Thomson Reuters) and Vivian Schiller (NBC News)
Morning Keynote Vivian Schiller: Senior Vice President and CDO at NBC News
Riley McDonough (Thomson Reuters) and Vivian Schiller (NBC News)
David Mathison: Chief Digital Officer Talent Map 2013
David Mathison: Chief Digital Officer Talent Map 2013
David Mathison: Chief Digital Officer Talent Map 2013
Michael Smith, Fred Santarpia, David Kang, Joe Bilman, and Ellie Hirschhorn
Ellie Hirschhorn: Chief Digital Officer at Simon & Schuster
Fred Santarpia: Chief Digital Officer at Conde Nast
Michael Smith: President at
David Kang (Wenner Media) and Joe Bilman (American Media Inc.)
David Kang: Chief Digital Officer at Wenner Media
Daniel Heaf, Jason Seiken, Albert Cheng, Jason Tafler, and Esmeralda Swartz
Daniel Heaf: EVP and Managing Digital Director at BBC Worldwide
Daniel Heaf, Jason Seiken, and Albert Cheng
Jason Tafler: Chief Digital Officer at Rogers Communications
Daniel Heaf, Jason Seiken, Albert Cheng, Jason Tafler, and Esmeralda Swartz
Albert Cheng: EVP & Chief Product Officer, Digital Media at Disney/ABC Television Group
Sree Sreenivasan, Perry Hewitt, and Bernardo Rodriguez
Sree Sreenivasan: CDO at Columbia University (now at the Met)
Sree Sreenivasan: CDO at Columbia University (now at the Met)

2021 Speakers


Announcing More Soon

Digital leaders from these companies have spoken at previous CDO Summits:




12:00 - 12:10: USA/Global Update: David Mathison: CEO at CDO Club
12:10 - 12:14: CDO Academy Update by Rose Meade Hart, Managing Director
12:14 - 12:15: Prof Heather McGregor, Executive Dean at Edinburgh Business School
12:15 - 12:30: Opening Keynote: "Can Technology Foster Data Culture?" by Aaron Kalb
12:30 - 13:00: Panel: How has 2020 shaped the role of the CDO going into 2021?
13:00 - 13:02: Japan Update by Jun Kamo: CEO & Founder at CDO Club Japan
13:02 - 13:07: Digital Transformation in Japanese Government by Takuya Hirai: Minister for Digital Transformation
13:07 - 13:15: Digitalization in Japanese Enterprise and Industry by Akira Mizukami: Director at CDO Club Japan
13:15 - 13:30: Panel: What Are CDOs from Leading Companies in Japan Doing Right Now?
13:30 - 13:35: Collaboration between The University of Tokyo and CDO Club Japan by Dr. Teruo Fujii: EVP, Professor at The University of Tokyo
13:35 - 13:40: European Update by Maurice Nyffeler: President at CDO Club Switzerland
13:40 - 14:00: Keynote on "Simplify and Digitize – the Practitioner’s Guide to Digital Transformation" by Urs Reinhard: Chief Digital & Customer Officer at UPC Schweiz GmbH
14:00 - 14:05: Israel Update by Amit Kama: Managing Director at CDO Club Israel
14:05 - 14:15: "How to Deliver Flawless Digital Experience Using Crowd Source Testing" by Hagai Azor, VP Delivery at Applause
14:15 - 14:25: Keynote: Israel National Roads - Machine Learning and Data-Driven Infrastructure by Nir Ron
14:25 - 14:35: "Five Principles for Moving From B2B to D2C" with Amit Kama & Sivan Raz
14:35 - 14:40: "CDO/CAO of the Year" Awards by David Mathison, Amit Kama, Jun Kamo
14:40 - 14:45: Japan CDO of the Year Award 2020
14:45 - 14:50: Israeli 2020 Chief Digital, Chief Data, and Chief Digital Technology Officers of the Year Awards
14:50 - 14:55: US Chief Digital and Chief Analytics Officer of the Year Award 2020
14:55 - 15:00: Wrap Up by David Mathison: CEO at CDO Club/CDO Summit



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!

Perry Hewitt
Chief Digital Officer
Harvard University
“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.”

Teddy Goff
Digital Director
President Barack Obama 2008 and 2012
“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!”

Professor Sree Sreenivasan
Chief Digital Officer
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
“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.”

Eric Hellweg
Managing Director,
Digital Strategy/Editorial Director
Harvard Business Review
“Congratulations on an absolutely fantastic inaugural Chief Digital Officer conference. Between the incredibly smart agenda (from start to finish), the very insightful and highly relevant research/content, the all-star lineup of speakers, and David Mathison’s terrific moderation of the panels and schedule overall, this was one really amazing day! It must be gratifying to know that all of your hard work over the last 18 months resulted in such a successful outcome and greatly appreciated by everyone in attendance. Thanks for a great day!!!”

Riley McDonough
SVP/GM Reuters Consumer Media
Thomson Reuters
“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.”

Laxmi Wordham
Chief Digital Officer
The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research
“I just wanted to say thank you for hosting such a wonderful event and inviting me to participate. To see shared and divergent challenges across industry verticals was truly enlightening.”

Angela Wei
Chief Digital Officer
Arnold NY
“Congratulations on the inaugural Chief Digital Officer Summit. Rarely does a conference offer such high caliber content and attendees. Kudos to David Mathison on creating an event that sparked such great insights and conversation.”

Linda Perry-Lube
Chief Digital Officer
RF | Binder
“Congratulations on the tremendous success of the inaugural Chief Digital Officer Summit. It was, in a word, fantastic. Outstanding content, engaging conversations and great networking — truly one of the better conferences that I’ve ever attended. The event did more than just explore the current and future reality of the Chief Digital Officer role, it delved into the impact that digital is having across multiple industries.”

Mayer Danzig
Chief Digital Officer
Kantar Retail
“Thanks to David Mathison for his leadership in setting up the inaugural Chief Digital Officer Summit. It was nice to be among my digital colleagues and to share our experiences.”

Albert Cheng
Executive Vice-President and Chief Product Officer, Digital Media
Disney ABC Television Group
“I was thrilled to be part of this groundbreaking event. Never have I seen in one place a collection of Chief Digital Officers and other senior executives in this fairly new and unique role. It was great to meet one another and learn of the innovations going on at other companies.”

Rosemary Maggiore
Rachael Ray Digital
“Great conference, David Mathison! The topics were relevant, the panelists and speakers top notch, the setting was intimate, and the connections were truly valuable for any senior executive in the digital space. Thanks for pulling it together. I really look forward to attending next year.”

Lisa Choi Owens
Scripps Networks
“Thank you, David Mathison for a fantastic Chief Digital Officer Summit. It was awesome to meet all of these leading digital thinkers who really care about, and often dramatically improve, their large organisations’ core business. Yes, I think the CDO deals with the new business core in most companies!"

Ola Tiverman
Chief Executive Officer
Admeta (Gothenburg, Sweden)
"It was wonderful to attend this inaugural event. The Chief Digital Officer Summit exceeded my expectations and fostered an atmosphere where the right conversations were taking place with the right people. A huge thank you to David Mathison for putting together what will become a staple event in the international digital space."

Rob Gordon IV
Chief Digital Officer
America's Promise Alliance
“Congratulations and thank you for an amazing Chief Digital Officer Summit. Coming all the way from Sweden, one might understand that our expectations were set skyhigh, yet curator David Mathison exceeded those by miles. Very well organized, great attendees and great location – please promise to invite us next time David!”

Alexander EdströmAdmeta (Gothenburg, Sweden)



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