Curator, CDO Summit
Founder, CDO Club
David Mathison is the CEO and founder of the CDO Club and CDO Summit.
Mathison is the world’s leading authority on Chief Digital and Data Officers, and has been quoted recently by American Banker, CIO.com, CIO Journal, CIO-UK, CMS Wire, CNBC, Computer Weekly, Computerworld, Deloitte, Diginomica, EdTech Magazine, eMarketer, FedTech Magazine, FierceCIO, Financial Times, Forbes, Guardian, Huffington Post, I-CIO, McKinsey & Company, Media Post, MIT Sloan Management Review, VentureBeat, Wall Street Journal, and ZDNet, among others.
He was previously founder and Managing Director of the Digital Media practice at Chadick Ellig, a premiere executive search consultancy named by Business Week as “one of the world’s most influential headhunters”.
Mathison’s book, BE THE MEDIA, was featured by the AP in the NY Times after he pre-sold over 5,000 copies in 11 days via his web site, Twitter, and Facebook.
He has given keynote presentations everywhere from Columbia University to the United Nations (3 times in 2010), from Austin, TX (SXSW) and Amsterdam, Holland to Zagreb, Croatia.
From 1999-2001 he was founder and CEO of the Kinecta Corporation where he raised $30 million in under 2 years. Kinecta was acquired and is now part of Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL).
From 1994-1999 Mathison was Vice President with Thomson Reuters, the world’s largest news agency, where he pioneered online content syndication.
Mathison earned his Masters degree from Columbia University in 1995
Director, Global Head of Digital, Knowledge & Collaboration
Dr Bonnie Cheuk is a strategic, hands-on, business & results-driven executive with strong digital transformation advisory and consultancy, web/digital channel management, information & knowledge management, collaboration, social media and Enterprise 2.0 expertise. Originally from Hong Kong, she has 20+ years of international work experience with multinational corporations in HK, Singapore, USA, UK and Europe.
Her expertise lies in blending her deep understanding of information/knowledge management, change management, communication/facilitation principles and practices with her knowledge of the latest technologies to deliver business solutions and drive change. She has led the successful roll out of social collaboration and knowledge sharing programmes for Euroclear, Citigroup and ERM.
Currently, Bonnie is partnering with the business and technology leaders to shape the future Digital Workplace experience for employees, and refreshing the web, social media, digital strategy to improve client experience for a global financial services company.
Bonnie’s doctorate research focussed on understanding the information seeking and use behaviour in the workplace context. Since then, she has developed strong interest in bringing information literacy to life in the workplace context. Bonnie publishes papers, gives lectures at universities and speaks regularly at international conferences. Bonnie is the author of “Social Strategies in Action: Driving Business Transformation” published by Ark Group in 2013.
Founder, Managing Director
Richard is the main founder of Arete (formed in 2000), the pioneer of the independent equity research space (prior to the Wall Street scandals of 2001-2003), and is based in London. For over 20 years he has focused on the wider mobile internet space, including smartphones, digital consumer products, advertising technology and other internet services. He is a frequent and highly-rated speaker at industry conferences, known for his frank dissection of industry hype and willingness to offer critical as well as positive comments on leading tech companies. His team includes Muzhi and Rocco and he regularly supports interns to give them a leg up in the technology space. Prior to founding Arete, Richard was for four years #1 ranked technology analyst in Europe at Goldman Sachs, and prior to that, worked for Nortel and at a prestigious Columbia University economics think tank.
Jump Digital Ltd
Alex has been Co- Founder on a number of ventures since 1997, and has owned Jump Digital since then. These have ranged from internet start-ups to providing strategic consultancy to international companies. In 1999 he created Obvious Solutions, an award winning company that combined the internet, video and “recruitment process outsourcing”. It grew to service the needs of customers such as Amazon, BP, CSC, HBOS, Goodrich, Microsoft and RBS until its eventual sale to Norwegian quoted company Stepstone ASA.
Following the sale of Obvious Solutions, Alex worked in the US for the chairman of Aon Consulting on a business re-alignment of their HR practice. It was during this time that he identified a rapidly growing need for a different approach to digital marketing consultancy and learning.
Jump Digital have developed and delivered a business focused approach to digital marketing consultancy for over 350 organizations at all levels from strategic to tactical and to all sizes of customers across various industry sectors and internationally. Among other things, Jump Digital owns and edits a highly regarded analytics blog site.
The education products Jump are creating are an exciting, natural, innovative , unique training and support programmes that is engaging, enlightening and practicable, delivered on any platform delivered for our clients all online Globally , these include The World Bank, CNN, and Georgia State Learning Launchpad among others.
Working with the University of Aberdeen Jump has created a profitable, scalable, accredited programme of education with international growth l (Cert, Diploma leading to an MSc Digital Marketing Leadership – delivered as a fully online course with unique Knowledge transfer). This content is now being used by leading Universities globally within other programmes.
New content is being developed with other Universities and organisations internationally, including a Mini Digital MBA, precision agriculture, Carbon, Eco-Innovation.
In his early career he held senior positions in Global organisations both within Sales, HR, Operations and CEO. He has worked with customers across Europe, USA, Middle East and India.
He is a visiting Lecturer at a number of Universities in the UK and the US and has held the post of Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Carnegie College and Carnegie Institute.
L’Oréal Professor of Marketing & Associate Dean of Research
Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
L’Oréal Professor of Marketing & Associate Dean of Research
Professor Andrew Stephen is the Associate Dean of Research and L’Oréal Professor of Marketing at the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford. Andrew is one of the world’s leading academic marketing experts, with a particular emphasis on issues that lie at the intersection of marketing and technology, such as how, when, and why marketers should use new digital media channels. His research over the last decade has made significant contributions to our understandings of social media marketing and consumer behavior in digital markets. He was recently ranked as one of the top-25 marketing professors in the world by the American Marketing Association, and first in the UK. He was also named as one of the world’s top 40 business school professors under 40 by Poets and Quants in 2015. At Oxford, in addition to overseeing the School’s research activities as Associate Dean, he is the head of the marketing faculty, director of the Oxford Strategic Marketing Programme in the School’s executive education portfolio, and the founding director of the Oxford Future of Marketing Initiative, which is a collaborative network of academic–industry partnerships aimed at shaping the future of the marketing discipline through rigorous research and practical thought leadership.
Andrew grew up in Brisbane, Australia, and completed undergraduate degrees with first-class honours in engineering and business at the University of Queensland. His graduate studies were at Columbia University in New York, where he earned an MPhil and PhD with distinction. Prior to joining Oxford Saïd in 2015, he taught at leading business schools such as INSEAD, the University of Pittsburgh, and Columbia Business School.
Andrew’s research is published in all premier journals in marketing (Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Consumer Research, Marketing Science, and International Journal of Research in Marketing), as well as in top psychology journals (Psychological Science and Journal of Personality and Social Psychology). His research has garnered many accolades, including the Marketing Science Institute’s Alden G. Clayton award and the American Marketing Association’s John A. Howard award and Donald R. Lehmann award. Recently, an article he published in the Journal of Marketing won the Shelby D. Hunt/Harold H. Maynard Award for the best contribution to marketing thought in 2016. He also serves as a senior editor at the International Journal of Research in Marketing and an associate editor at the Journal of Consumer Research, as well as being on the editorial boards of Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research, and Journal of Consumer Psychology. In addition to research, Andrew is also a regular media commentator and has appeared in the Financial Times, Harvard Business Review, and the Wall Street Journal, and regularly blogs for Forbes.com’s CMO Network. Andrew is also the author of several teaching case studies on digital transformation and social media marketing, and a widely used textbook, Social Media Marketing: Principles and Strategies.
Head of Europe, Global Head of Consumer Practice
Anand leads General Assembly’s Enterprise business in Europe, and has been with the company since its founding in 2011, responsible for various roles over the past 6 years. Anand is also responsible for General Assembly’s work with consumer products companies globally, managing teams in London and New York City.
Prior to that Anand worked in business development roles at SCVNGR (a US tech startup) and The Ad Club (a regional trade association) in Boston, Massachusetts. He grew up in India and attended Boston University.
General Assembly is a global education startup focused on helping individuals and large companies build the skills they need to succeed in the digital age. Since launching in 2011, the company has raised over $110m in venture capital from investors including Jeff Bezos, Howard Schultz, Tony Hsieh, and more. GA operates in 25 cities around the world and online, has graduated over 50,000 individuals, and
works with over 100 large companies including Walmart, GE, Visa, L’Oreal, Lloyds Banking Group, and more.
Chief Data Officer
Peter is Chief Data Officer at Southern Water, a new post within the organisation tasked with developing and delivering a data strategy for the organisation which supplies 524 million litres of drinking water from 89 water treatment works along 13,793 kilometres of water mains to customers’ taps and treats and recycles 718 million litres of wastewater at 365 treatment works after it is pumped through a network of 2,375 pumping stations and 39,600 kilometres of sewers each day. Previously Peter was Head of Data at The Pensions Regulator (TPR), which regulates the pensions and automatic enrolment in the UK . Before joining TPR Peter spent 17 years providing Data Strategy consultancy across the not for profit sector, financial services and FMCG working with large multi-national organisations and blue chip brands. Peter is a specialist in Data Strategy, Data Technologies, Master Data Management Strategies, Data Governance Frameworks, GDPR and Data Science Strategies. Peter is the co-author of ‘The Chief Data Officer’s Playbook’ published by Facet November 2017.
Managing Director of Microsoft Digital and Enterprise Services
Tamer Ozmen has the exciting role of leading and shaping the Microsoft’s Digital and Enterprise Services Division. Microsoft Digital supports UK customers to Digitally Transform themselves and works with them to disrupt their business models to achieve more. By using state of the art Microsoft technologies and propositions such as Fintect, Data Insights, Machine Learning, AI, Microsoft Digital designs, develops and implements end-to-end solutions to help companies keep their competitive advantage and be relevant to their customers both now and into the future.
Prior to joining Microsoft UK, Tamer was CEO of Microsoft Turkey for five years which went through its own truly transformational journey. During his tenure, through clear vision and challenge to achieve more he tripled revenues and transformed the Turkish subsidiary into the fastest growing subsidiary within Microsoft Worldwide, where MS Turkey became the “Subsidiary of the Year” three times via achieving highest profitability and revenue growth.
Before joining Microsoft, Tamer started his career at Priceline .com as part of the company’s very first group of employees that conceptualised the innovative business model and developed, built and launched the company in 1998. Tamer later moved to Europe to start Priceline Europe in London where he also launched the company’s European operations to support the global growth strategy.
Tamer went on to be the Group Vice President for Online and Multichannel at Orange. Based in the UK, Tamer was responsible for running Orange’s Online Division. He developed and executed Orange’s Digital Transformation and launched the omni channel program.
Managing Director, Europe
Simon has been helping marketing executives optimise the business impact of their digital channels for over 20 years. As European Managing Director at L2, Simon advises CMOs, CDOs and business leaders at many of the world’s biggest brands on how their digital performance benchmarks vs. competitors, and what investments should be prioritised to drive superior consumer engagement. Prior to joining L2, Simon held global executive roles at Google, Telefónica and 3M, and wrote an award-winning movie screenplay.
Chief Digital Officer
As London’s first Chief Digital Officer, Theo will play a leading role in realising the Mayor’s ambition to make London the world’s smartest city, ensuring that the capital’s status as a global tech hub helps transform the way public services are designed and delivered, making them more accessible, efficient and responsive to the needs of Londoners.
Theo joins with extensive public and private sector experience. As Cabinet member for Finance, Technology & Growth at Camden council, Theo established Camden as London’s leading digital borough through its use of public data – and this year they received national recognition as Digital Leaders ‘Council of the year’.
He’s worked at GovTech accelerator Public Group, advising start-ups on the growing market in local public services, and was previously Head of Policy & Public Affairs for the video games industry’s trade body, Ukie.
Chief Digital Officer
Chris Hulse is an industry pioneer; experienced C-suite executive and business advisor with a 20 year track record of success building businesses.
As Chief Digital Officer at BlueLine Rental Hulse is responsible for advancing knowledge, brand awareness, digital expertise and the implementation of transformational solutions across all BlueLine Rental departments to better engage BlueLine Rental employees, the BlueLine Rental vendor and the BlueLine Rental customer. As CDO, Hulse oversees Marketing; The ISR Alliance, The Field Support Center; Customer Data & Analytics; The Sales Effectiveness Team as well as Web Site & App Development group. BlueLine Rental is a $1.5 Billion dollar (Private Equity Owned- Platinum Equity), Equipment Rental company with over 2,000 employees and 130 branches spread across 32 states, Canada and Puerto Rico. Chris joined BlueLine Rental in January of 2016 as the first in the industry Chief Digital Officer.
In August 2008 Chris Hulse raised $2.5 million in seed funding from Conde Nast to launch Inflection Point Media, a next generation, data-driven, audience targeting platform utilized by leading publishers and fortune 500 marketers as well as associations and coalitions to reach key decision makers, opinion leaders and their influencer groups during critical “inflection points” or “life stages”.
Before launching Inflection Point Media, Chris worked at Business.com for five years serving as Vice President, Strategic Sales and Business Development managing agency and key account teams nationally. Business.com was sold to R.H. Donnelly in August of 2007 for $345 million.
Prior to Business.com, Chris served as Vice President, Business Development at three early stage companies incubated by Walker Digital Management a privately held R&D laboratory best known for incubating Priceline.com. Prior to Walker Digital, Chris was a Managing Director of Sales for Altavista and Sr. Director for Engage Media both wholly owned operating companies of CMGI having joined Flycast Networks prior to its $300 million IPO and subsequent acquisition by CMGI.
Chris’s career began at Madison Direct Marketing a leading lifestyle direct marketing company based in Greenwich, CT.
Chris proudly serves on the advisory boards of Solid Opinion and is a founding Board of Directors of VolunteerSquare.com.
Chris holds a B.S. degree in Business Economics from the State University of New York at Oneonta.
Chief Digital Officer
Christian is currently the Chief Digital Officer of the Sapio Group, a multinational company founded in 1922 with the headquarter in Italy (Monza). Sapio is specialized in the production of technical gases and other services for the industrial and healthcare sector.
As a CDO, Christian’s main role is to drive the Digital Transformation process which is part of the new global Digital Strategy.
Prior to this Role, Christian was a CDO for OCME, an Italian company based in Parma that produces machinery for the filling and packaging sector.
Before his CDO experiences, he worked both in Google (Ireland) and in Barilla.
His background his Computer Science from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy), with an MBA from the Alma Business School (Italy). Married, father of 2, he is really passionate about technology, digital and innovation.
Lauren Sager Weinstein
Chief Data Officer
Transport for London
Lauren Sager Weinstein, Chief Data Officer, at Transport for London (TfL), leads TfL in using our vast amounts of system data to transform how TfL plans and operates transport in London. In a single day, TfL collects 19 million ticketing transactions, 4.5 million bus location events, and vast amounts of additional data. Under Lauren’s leadership, her team of developers and data scientists transforms that flow of data into tools for action.
She recently led the pilot that studied how depersonalised WiFi connection data from customers’ mobile devices could be used to better understand how people navigate the London Underground network, allowing TfL to improve the experience for customers.
Lauren joined TfL in 2002 as a Senior Business Planner and since then, she’s had a variety of roles and worked on a range of projects, including the launch of the contactless payment system across London’s transport network.Originally from Washington, DC, USA, she has degrees from Princeton University and from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
She was honoured to be included in the The Female Lead’s list of 20 role models in Data & Technology and recognised as #7 in Data IQ’s 100 in Data this year.
Sarah Wilkinson is CEO of NHS Digital, the executive body of the Department of Health which provides information, data and IT systems for health and social care nationally.
Prior to joining NHS Digital, Sarah was CIO at The Home Office, with responsibility for the delivery of technology services for the UK Border, Visas and Immigration, Asylum, Policing and Counter-Terror. Prior to that, Sarah spent 23 years in Financial Services during which she held CIO roles at Credit Suisse, UBS, Deutsche Bank and Lehman Brothers. At Credit Suisse she was also Head of Diversity for EMEA for the CFO organisation.
Sarah is a member of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee of Kings College London, a Non-Executive Director of the Police ICT Company, a member of the Tech Partnership Board, and a member of the advisory boards of the Department of Computing at Imperial College and the Department of Maths at Oxford University. She has also worked as an advisor to various Technology Start-ups.
In December 2017, Sarah was voted No 2 in the TechUK 50, Computer Weekly’s poll of the Top 50 Most Influential Leaders in the UK IT Industry, having been voted No 3 in the December 2017 list. In April 2016, she was named No 26 in the CIO 100, CIO Magazine’s ranking of the most transformative and disruptive CIOs in the UK. In October 2017, June 2016 and July 2015 she was recognised by Computer Weekly as one of the Top 50 Most Influential Women in IT.
Sarah read Mathematics at Imperial College, holds an MBA from London Business School and a Financial Times Non-Executive Director Diploma, and is a CEDR-certified mediator.
She lives in Wimbledon with her husband and two teenage sons.
CEO and Founder of Kamedia Digital an Israeli based interactive studio and digital strategic consulting company focused on making design-driven digital products in a new era of connected customers and digital businesses. Founder of the CDO Club in Israel, the first and largest Israeli community of C-suite digital, data and innovation leaders.
Founder and Chief Executive
Susie Cummings founded Nurole, a board and C-level headhunting platform, in 2014. She passionately believes that great governance requires real diversity, not just of gender or ethnicity but of experience, knowledge and, above all, thought. Nurole reaches talent that traditional headhunting fails to reach by letting candidates lead in order to deliver outstanding outcomes for both candidates and organisations. A by-product of this revolutionary process is the diversity of candidates generated to make up the shortlists.
She was a former top tier headhunter with over 30 years’ experience and founder of one of Europe’s most successful retained executive search firms. She started her working life at Advent Venture Partners where it soon became clear that getting the right senior management team was as important to the success of a business as the strategy or securing the capital itself. Susie went on to found boutique executive search firm Blackwood Group, before launching Nurole in 2014 with the aim of helping organisations optimise their search processes via an online platform.
Chief Data Officer
Lloyds Banking Group
With almost 25 years of experience in the world of IT and Data, Roberto, an Aeronautical Engineer of Naples University, spent most its working life with General Electric in their Capital Division, where since 2014 as Chief Data Officer for their International Unit he has been overlooking the implementation of Data Governance and Quality framework, spanning from supporting risk model validation to enabling divestitures and leading their more recent Basel III data initiatives.
Since April last year he has moved to Lloyds Banking Group as Chief Data Officer implementing the company Data Strategy and dividing his time between BCBS 239 and GDPR programmes.
VP, Chief Data Science Officer
Jacqueline Harrison has worked in a variety of IT and business data roles across multiple sectors (telecoms, finance, pensions, and utilities) before joining NFU Mutual in 2017. In all of these roles, the same challenge exists: to establish sufficiently controlled and managed data to achieve a target business outcome. Most recently Jacqueline has led the case for change to establish improved data management in a large regulated utility, developed corporate wide Data Management principles and standards, and developed detailed training specifications for growing business capability. Jacqueline then joined NFU Mutual to join its IT division as Head of Information Architecture, with a specific focus on metadata management.
Jahia board member and CEO Newmedia360
Patrick Hoffstetter was Renault’s Chief Digital Officer and director of the company’s “Digital Factory” where he defined digital strategy for the Group. The Digital Factory was created at the beginning of 2011 to accelerate Renault’s evolution in all things digital.
A graduate of HEC business school, Patrick began his career in New York, where he worked for Rail Europe Group, a subsidiary of SNCF. He returned to Europe to take up a development role for Eurostar, before being promoted to International Strategy Director for SNCF.
In 2000, Patrick entered the world of high-tech, joining SFR as Director of Marketing and then of Multimedia. He subsequently joined Yahoo Europe where he was in charge of products and services from 2005 to 2007.
Patrick has also served as CEO France for Lasminute.com, which he joined in 2008, before being promoted to Vice President for Europe.
Patrick Hoffstetter is a co-founder of the eG10 club which is composed of 12 CDOs (Chief Digital Officers) from different sectors, mostly within the CAC40. The aim of the club is to provide indepth sharing and brainstorming for digital executives of big corporations.