New CDO hires are doubling every year, and now total over 1,000, with Q1 2015 appointments at the White House for their first-ever Chief Digital Officer and Chief Data Scientist.
The CDO role is important for incumbents to survive digital disruption: Since 2000, 52% of the F500 have gone bankrupt, been acquired, or ceased to exist, according to Capgemini.
To help participants understand what it takes to lead digital transformation initiatives, the Summit features sessions from leaders of Capgemini Consulting, including Dr. Didier Bonnet
, SVP and Global Practice Leader; CDO Fernando Alvarez
; and Tony Fross
, VP, Digital Customer Experience.
Other keynotes include Alexander van Boetzelaer
, Managing Director R&D Solutions, Elsevier Inc.; Keyvan Peymani
, Managing Director of Digital Strategy at ICM Partners; and Michael Ellis
, CEO and President at ForgeRock. See full agenda here
Speakers also include digital executives from Alex and Ani, Bayer, General Electric, the Harvard Business Review, IBM, ICM Partners, Ivanka Trump, Mashable, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the NYC Mayor’s Office, PetSmart, Staples, UNICEF, and Thomson Reuters, among others.
See full speaker list here.