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Tuesday November 24, 2015

CDO Turkey, the first CDO Club Global Affiliate Partner, presents “Leaders of Digital Transformation” with Samsung

The CDO Summit is the premier event for digital & data leaders
Wednesday, 24 February, 2016 
Sydney, Australia

The secret is out:

The CDO trend is global.

First, the number of CDOs tripled in Europe last year. Now the Middle East, Africa, and Asia are experiencing a flurry of CDO hires.

That’s why the CDO Club recently held back-to-back Summits in London and Amsterdam in October and November, and CEO/founder David Mathison keynoted at the ‘Leaders of Digital Transformation‘ event on Monday, November 9th, 2015 at the Wyndham Grand Levent Hotel in Istanbul, Turkey.

The Istanbul event was organized by
 CDO Turkey and Samsung
Türkiye, including a superhuman effort by Ali Malaz, a tireless IT Executive and successful business leader who simultaneously serves as CDO Turkey Advisory Board Member and Chairman/President of the Turkish Finance and IT Executives Association (TÜBİYAD).

The event focused on the ascendant role of the CDO, and kicked off with a timely and informative keynote by Tansu Yeğen, Vice President of Samsung Türkiye and Chairman of the Advisory Board of CDO Turkey.

“Corporate CDOs have a huge responsibility to accelerate digital transformation in Turkey,” said Tansu. “We will continue to do everything necessary to fulfill our vision of having a CDO in every institution in the next five years.”

In continuing to support the global expansion of executives and organizations dealing with digital transformation and data-driven culture in EMEA, the CDO Club is excited to announce its second Global Affiliate Partner in Israel. More on this below.

In addition, CDO Club founder Mathison will keynote at the 2nd annual African Digital Summit in Casablanca, Morocco, and then head to Sydney for our inaugural CDO Summit in Australia, presented by Accenture Digital.

To learn more about the global expansion of the CDO trend, the CDO Club Global Affiliate Partner program, or to read a summary of the Istanbul event, click here.

Read the CDO Turkey Summary Here

The CDO Club is excited to announce our most recent Global Affiliate Partner, the CDO Club IL based in Israel, co-founded by Amit Kama, CEO at Kamedia Technology Services, and Omer Milwidsky, CDO at Meitav Dash, Israel’s second largest wealth management firm.

Amit Kama was previously CIO at E&Y Israel, where his career spanned almost 15 years. He was most recently E&Y’s Chief Information Officer, for over ten years.

Omer Milwidsky is currently CDO at Meitav Dash, Israel’s second largest wealth management firm. Before joining Meitav Dash, Omer worked at Leumi Card, a leading credit card company owned by Bank Leumi. Omer is also a long time blogger, owning and managing ReDefine.co.IL, a blog which focuses on digital innovation and marketing. 

We’ll discuss our partnership with the CDO Club IL in more detail in a future post. Till then, you can find out more by visiting their Facebook group.

To create your own local affiliate of the CDO Club, check out today’s post and stay tuned for more information, coming shortly. 

And as a reminder, the CDO Club is not limited to CDOs (Chief Data or Chief Digital), but is open to any member of the C-suite who is tasked with digital transformation and/or driving a data-driven culture, including CEOs, CIOs, CTOs, CISOs, CMOs, Chief Analytics Officers, Chief Data Scientists, and Chief Marketing Technologists!

Join us at our upcoming
CDO Summit in Sydney Australia
presented by Accenture Digital:


“Thank you for an intense and inspiring U.K. CDO Summit. The content and networking were well worth the trip and investment.”
Daniel Ebneter: Chief Digital Officer, Hogrefe Publishing Group
“The opportunity to keynote at the inaugural U.K. CDO Summit in London was once in a lifetime experience. As the world’s youngest CDO, I learned valuable lessons from other digital leaders and gained a greater sense of confidence and energy leaving the event.”

– Gordon Ching: Chief Digital Officer, AIESEC

About the CDO Summit:


The CDO Summit addresses the challenges and opportunities arising from big data, the cloud, digital disruption, and social and mobile media.  Our gatherings include the best digital strategists and practitioners on earth, in intimate, collegial, and supportive environments designed to encourage networking, learning, and knowledge-sharing. Visit the website.

About the CDO Club:

The CDO Club is the world’s first, largest, and most powerful network of C-suite digital leaders.  Our 1,300+ members receive access to breaking news, original research, career development support, networking opportunities, and inspirational events such as the CDO Summit.  Visit the website.

Contact Information:

We’d love to hear from you. Email us at info@CDOSummit.com or call +1 516 488-1143.
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