Sexiest Job of the 21st Century:
Demand for Chief Data Officers Far Outstrips Supply
LEARN – SHARE – NETWORK The CDO Summit is the premier event for digital & data leaders: Day 1: Chief DIGITAL Officer Summit on November 16, 2016 Day 2: Chief DATA Officer Summit on November 17, 2016 Washington D.C., United States
In 2012, DJ Patil, now Chief Data Officer at the White House, wrote in the Harvard Business Review that the Chief Data Scientist was the “sexiest job of the 21st century.”
Around that same time, CDO Club founder David Mathison forecasted that within 5-10 years, C-level hires in data and analytics would far surpass those in digital transformation.
And just last month, our Chief Data Officer JOBS Update was filled with new open data positions. In fact, the research required to compile the JOBS Update alone has become a full time job!
But dont take our (or HBR’s) word for it. Consider:
IBM reported that 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created every day, so much that 90% of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone.
Gartner reported that $232 billion will be spent on big data IT through 2016.
McKinsey reported that the demand for big data talent is growing so fast that by 2018, “the United States alone could face a shortage of 140,000 to 190,000 people with deep analytical skills as well as 1.5 million managers and analysts.”
All indicators show that we’ve reached the tipping point, as every organization realizes the value of data and analytics as the lifeblood of the online ecosystem.
For all these reasons, future CDO Summits will include a FULL DAY dedicated to the topic: Day 1 will focus on digital transformation, and Day 2 will focus on data and analytics, starting with the following cities:
Washington DCNov 16-17, 2016: Register by Weds to get Early Bird discount!
Sydney Australia March 1-2, 2017: Register by Weds for the Super Early Bird discount!
To help organizations desperate to leverage their avalanche of data by finding, hiring, and keeping data talent, we invited Michael Li, Founder & CEO of The Data Incubator, to give a workshop presentation at the NYC CDO Summit, presented by Centric Digital and hosted by Thomson Reuters on April 27, 2016, on “Training & Hiring in Big Data.”
Li has worked as a data scientist (Foursquare), quant (D.E. Shaw, J.P. Morgan), and even a rocket scientist (NASA). He did his PhD at Princeton as a Hertz fellow, and read Part III Maths at Cambridge as a Marshall scholar.
THE GOOD NEWS: All of our upcoming CDO Summits are now TWO-DAY events!
Due to popular demand, all of our CDO Summits will now be TWO-DAY events, starting with our upcoming Washington DC CDO Summit on November 16-17 – right after the U.S. Presidential election. No better time to be in the Nation’s capital!
Day 1: November 16 will focus on DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION.
Day 2: November 17 will focus on DATA and ANALYTICS.
Come for one day, or even better, both days, to maximize your investment. As usual, we’ve stacked the agenda with the BEST digital and data leaders in the public and private sector.
REGISTER BEFORE WEDNESDAY AUG 31 to get the Early Bird discount for our Washington D.C. Summit: SAVE $500 on single day registration, or SAVE $1,000 on the 2-day package.
* Last Chance For Discounts *
Are you thinking of attending or sponsoring our upcoming CDO Summits in Washington, D.C. or Sydney, Australia?
Act now to take advantage of the Early Bird pricing for the upcoming Washington D.C. CDO Summit on November 16-17, 2016, and the Super Early Bird pricing for the Sydney CDO Summit on March 01-02, 2017.
These amazing discounts end in just 2 days, on WEDNESDAY August 31st, so register today to secure your seat at a CDO Summit near you.
REGISTER NOW to get the Early Bird discount for our upcoming Washington DC CDO Summit: save USD $500 on single day registration, or save USD $1,000 on the 2-day package.
REGISTER NOW to get the Super Early Bird discount for our Sydney Australia CDO Summit: save AUD $800 on single day registration, or save AUD $1,500 on the 2-day package.
Register today before these discounts disappear!
Join us at our upcoming CDO Summits
*Discounts Available for a Limited Time*
Early Bird Price:
Ends August 31, 2016
Super Early Bird Price:
Ends August 31, 2016
SPONSOR DISCOUNTS END AUGUST 31, 2016
Are you considering sponsoring our upcoming CDO Summits, or the CDO Club?
Sponsor discounts for our upcoming events in Washington DC and Sydney, Australia END in 2 DAYS – on August 31, 2016.
Be sure to contact David Mathison for more information, to lock in the best rate. Multi-year and multi-city agreements are also available at a discount.
Sponsors love our events: We have a 5-year history of bringing together some of the most important digital and data leaders on earth, in intimate settings designed for networking.
But don’t take our word for it. Check out the brief 2-minute video below from our recent NYC CDO Summit to hear what our sponsors and speakers had to say, in their own words:
Here are four reasons you should upgrade to a SILVER, GOLD or PLATINUM CDO Club membership:
1. CDO JOBS Update: The CDO JOBS Update includes 3 sections: New CDO Hires; CDOs In The News; and Open CDO Jobs. Our goal is to keep you up-to-date on the dynamic CDO market – and maybe help find your next dream job! For this you’ll need to have at minimum a SILVER membership.
2. CDO Career Page: We just updated our Career Page, which includes open CDO (and other related) positions worldwide, as well as space for our partners to post open positions of their own. You will need to have at minimum a GOLD or PLATINUM membership to access this page.
3. CDO Talent Map: First published in 2013, the CDO Talent Map was the first report to explore the CDO Universe, and was the culmination of more than two years of exhaustive research. The 2016 CDO Talent Map will include updated statistics, the CDOs impact on IT, marketing, sales, and organization-wide digital transformation, compensation, budgets, headcount, and reporting structures. CDO Club GOLD and PLATINUM members get this $1,000 report for free.
4. CDO Club Video Portal: This currently includes over 50 hours of video from every single CDO Summit to date. We are about to add 30 more hours of video from our recent Sydney CDO Summit in March and the NYC CDO Summit in April, for a total of 80 hours of original programming, worth $12,000 if you had paid to attend each event.
View videos from the following digital leaders and much more:
“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: Chief Digital Strategist for the Hillary Rodham Clinton 2016 US Presidential Campaign. Former Digital Director for President Barack Obama, 2008 and 2012
“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: Former Chief Digital Officer at Harvard University
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 1,700+ members receive access to breaking news, original research, career development support, networking opportunities, and inspirational events such as the CDO Summit. Visit the website.