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Thursday February 25, 2016

Enjoy a Fireside Chat with Gerd Schenkel,
Executive Director at Telstra Digital

The CDO Summit is the premier event for digital & data leaders
Tuesday, 01 March, 2016 
Sydney, Australia

Don’t let anyone call you a “dumb-pipe.”
That’s a telecom industry term for outdated internet providers, unable to compete with insurgents like Google Voice and Skype when it comes to calling services.
To avoid the dread label, it’s best to talk to Gerd Schenkel, Executive Director at Telstra Digital since 2011.
Within two years of establishing the digital division at the Australian telecom, the company’s:
     * Digital service transactions increased 69%
     * Digital sales increased 102%
     * Number of digital customer contacts per month was up 130%, to 23 million.
That’s why we are honored to announce that Gerd Schenkel will be the featured headliner at the inaugural Sydney CDO Summit on 1 March 2016 at the UTS Business School and presented by Accenture Digital.
In this intimate fireside chat, Gerd will discuss how he was able to provide superior digital services by openly engaging his audience. And to practice what he preaches, he will include you, the audience.
Other than a brief presentation, the majority of the fireside chat will be a dedicated interactive session where Gerd will take questions and engage in open dialogue with the audience.

Learn More About Gerd’s Interactive Session Here

Join us at our upcoming
CDO Summit in Sydney Australia 

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Who’s Speaking? You’ll Meet Digital Leaders From:

  • Adam Freier: Head of Digital and Wallabies Media at Australian Rugby Union Ltd.
  • Andrew Reid: General Manager, Data Analytics and Insights at Ticketek Australia (TEG)
  • Bem Le Hunte: Associate Professor at UTS: University of Technology, Sydney
  • Bronwyn van der Merwe: Group Director and Managing Director at Fjord Australia
  • Cat Matson: Chief Digital Officer, City of Brisbane at Brisbane Marketing
  • Chris Gross: Head of Marketing, Brand and Social at FOX SPORTS Australia
  • Christian Bowman: Head of Marketing & Digital at SmartClinics
  • Ciarán Norris: Director, Marketing & Business Insights at American Express
  • Danny Bass: CEO at IPG Mediabrands Australia
  • Dave Maunsell: Managing Director, Accenture Digital ANZ at Accenture Australia
  • David Mathison: Curator of CDO Summit and Founder of CDO Club
  • David Swan: Technology Reporter at The Australian
  • Gary Wheelhouse: Chief Digital Officer at Harvey Norman
  • George Lawson: Head of Emerging Products and Innovation at Visa
  • Gerd Schenkel: Executive Director at Telstra Digital
  • Greg Stone: Head of Digital Services – Australasia at ARUP PTY LIMITED
  • John Miskelly: Chief Digital Officer at GroupM
  • Jon Cumming: Chief Digital Officer at ACT Government
  • Kane Washington: Digital Product and Program Manager at Cricket Australia
  • Kate Burleigh: Managing Director at Intel ANZ
  • Kevin Wordon: Head of Digital at Flight Centre Travel Group
  • Laura Campbell: Chief Information Officer at Allianz Global Assistance Australia
  • Lee Hickin: Commercial Lead for Internet of Things at Microsoft
  • Melissa Steward: Chief Digital Officer at Westpac New Zealand Limited
  • Michael Buckley: Accenture Interactive Lead, Australia & New Zealand at Accenture
  • Michelle Fitzgerald: Chief Digital Officer at City of Melbourne
  • Paul Rush: Partner at Odgers Berndtson
  • Paul Shetler: CEO at Australia’s Digital Transformation Office
  • Rebekah Horne: Chief Digital Officer at National Rugby League
  • Renee Gamble: Country Manager ANZ at Google for Work
  • Rob Hudson: Managing Director – Brisbane at Young & Rubicam
  • Rod van Onselen: General Manager Online at SportsBet
  • Roy Green: Dean of Dean of the UTS Business School
  • Sarah Pike: CMO at Salmat
  • Scott Dinsdale: CMO at Salmat
  • Simon Want: Adviser at Unico
  • Tom Quinn: Former CIO/CTO at News Corp
See All Speakers Here >

* Early Bird Special Ends February 29 *
Register NOW for a $500 Discount on CDO Summit Events

We Are Proud To Announce The Following Speakers:

  • Ali Malaz: Founder at CDO Club Turkey
  • Amit Kama: Founder at CDO Club Israel
  • Anna Frazzetto: Chief Digital Technology Officer & SVP at Harvey Nash
  • Catherine Devine: Chief Digital Officer at the American Museum of Natural History
  • Dana Berchman: Chief Digital Officer of Gilbert, Arizona
  • Jeff Dennes: SEVP – Business Development and Digital Transformation at BBVA Compass
  • Joanna Scarlett: Chief Digital and Marketing Officer at BT Global Services
  • Jonathan Becher: Chief Digital Officer at SAP
  • Kevin Bandy: SVP, Chief Digital Officer at Cisco
  • Larry Kramer: Director at Harvard Business School PublishingChairman of the Board at TheStreet.com; Director at Gannett Corp; Former President and Publisher at USA TODAY; Former President, Digital Media at CBS; Former Chair, CEO, and Founder at CBS Marketwatch
  • Matt Johnston: CMO/CDO at Applause
  • Mayur Gupta: Senior Vice President, Head of Digital at Healthgrades
  • Michael Krigsman: Founder of CXOTalk
  • Michael Vorhaus: President, Magid Advisors at Frank N. Magid Associates
  • Rich Napoli: CEO of ObjectFrontier Inc.
  • Sharon Feder: Chief Digital Officer at Rachael Ray/ Watch Entertainment
  • Thomas Hjelm: Executive Vice President & Chief Digital Officer at New York Public Radio
  • Tianhui Michael Li: Founder of The Data Incubator
  • Todd Unger: Chief Digital Officer at Daily Racing Form
Register Now >

New Programs!

CDO Community gives you the opportunity to contribute to CDOClub.com, which puts your message in front of your peers – our 1,500 registered CDO Club members, tens of thousands of email subscribers and unique monthly website visitors, and over 100,000 social media followers.

CDO Academy gives you the opportunity to share your expertise through educational webinars, seminars, and training courses with your peers – our uniquely targeted community of leading digital and data practitioners from the world’s most influential organisations.  
Learn more at CDOAcademy.com

These programs also offer SPONSORS and PARTNERS great ways to stay in front of our 1,500 registered CDO Club members, our extensive, targeted 15,000-person email list, and our active and engaged social media audience with over 100,000 Twitter followers and almost 1 million cumulative views on our YouTube channel

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“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!”
Sree Sreenivasan
Chief Digital Officer at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
“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
CDO at The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research

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