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Friday February 3, 2017

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Who should be CDO of the Year?

The CDO Summit is the premier event for digital & data leaders:

  March 15-16, 2017  |  Sydney, Australia
April 26-27, 2017  |  New York, USA
  June 28-29, 2017  |  Washington DC, USA

As you know, the CDO Club was the first – and is still the only – organization to give out the annual “CDO of the Year” award.

The CDO Club has given the award in the U.S. since 2013, the U.K. since 2014, the European Union since 2015, and Australia/New Zealand (ANZ) since 2016.

When we started the Club, there were only a few hundred CDOs globally. Now, there are thousands.
And so, starting in 2017, it’s your turn to decide who the Chief Digital Officer and Chief Data Officer of the Year should be.

Submit your nominations through the link below, and we’ll enter your name into a drawing to win a free ticket to the 5th Annual NYC CDO Summit on April 26-27, 2017 (you can also nominate anonymously, but won’t be entered into the drawing).

Some criteria for successful nominees include:

  • A successful track record in implementing digital transformation and/or data-driven culture at their organization;
  • Regularly deliver key products, apps, services, or platforms that increase digital revenues, decrease costs, enhance employee loyalty and retention, or improve customer service;
  • Use data, insights, and analytics to maximize profitability, reach, and engagement, and to gain a holistic view of the customer to improve the customer journey;
  • Play a critical role in evolving their company or brand from analog to digital;
  • Have longevity in their position;
  • Is collegial with peers, collaborative across the C-suite, and a mentor to staff;
  • Serves as NED/Board Director for other companies or organizations.

As in previous years, the candidate’s role and responsibilities are more important that their actual title (“CDO”). For example, previous winners have included the CMO of GE (who previously served at GE for six years as “Executive Director of Global Digital Marketing”); and the Digital Director at Obama for America.

See Previous CDOs of the Year!

Tell us who should join this elite group:

For more information, and to learn more about previous winners, visit the CDO of the Year page on our website.

We’ll be accepting nominations until February 28, 2017. That is notable, since on that date we held the FIRST-EVER conference dedicated to CDOs in NYC on February 28, 2013.

Perhaps YOU were there? If so, come celebrate our 5th anniversary, at the upcoming NYC CDO Summit, and be a part of history. Again.

Feel free to pass this survey along to your colleagues.
Click the button below to submit your vote.

Click Here To Make Your CDO of the Year Recommendation

Meet new friends and colleagues in Sydney:

Who’s Speaking?
You’ll Meet These Digital and Data Leaders:

  • Ajay Bhatia: Chief Product and Information Officer at carsales.com.au
  • Andrew Reid: General Manager, Data Analytics and Insights at Ticketek Australia (TEG)
  • Christina Fevre: Digital Commercial Partnerships Director at Endemol Shine Australia
  • Clive Dickens: Chief Digital Officer at Seven West Media
  • Damon Rees: Chief Information and Digital Officer at NSW Government
  • Darshil Mehta: Enterprise Data Governance Lead at Bupa Australia & New Zealand
  • David Mathison: Curator of CDO Summit and Founder of CDO Club
  • David Pountney: Digital Vice President, Digital McKinsey at McKinsey & Company
  • Dez Blanchfield: Resident Data Scientist at The Bloor Group
  • Howard Seccombe: Chief Digital Officer at Roy Morgan Research
  • Ian Oppermann: CEO & Chief Data Scientist at NSW Data Analytics Centre
  • Julian Delany: Chief Digital Officer, News Digital Networks Australia & MD, news.com.au
  • Kate Carruthers: Chief Data Officer at UNSW Sydney
  • Leisa Bacon: Director Audience & Marketing at Australian Broadcasting Corporation
  • Dr. Olav Laudy: Chief Data Scientist Asia-Pacific at IBM
  • Paul Rush: Partner at Odgers Berndtson
  • Paul Shetler: Fomer Chief Digital Officer, Australian Govt Digital Transformation Agency
  • Philip Zohrab: Chief Data Officer, Australia & NZ at Dentsu Aegis Network
  • Rebecca Reed: Partner – Sports, Gaming & Entertainment at Odgers Berndtson
  • Dr. Rod Farmer: Digital Vice President, Digital McKinsey at McKinsey & Company
  • Ross Farrelly: Cloud Strategy Leader at IBM
  • And Many More…
REGISTER NOW for the Sydney CDO Summit! 

Can’t make Sydney?
Join us in NYC (our 5th year) or Washington DC!

Regular Registration:
USD $1,495.00
Ends April 26, 2017
Regular Registration:
USD $1,495.00
Ends June 28, 2017


All 2017 CDO Summits are TWO-DAY events!

Due to popular demand, our 2017 CDO Summits will be TWO-DAY events, starting with our Sydney CDO Summit on 15-16 March 2017. The format will be:
Day 2 covers 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.



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 and knowledge-sharing.

Sponsor opportunities are available for our Summits in New York City (our 5th year), London (our 3rd year), Sydney (our 2nd year), Washington DC, Toronto, and LA.

ACT NOW before inventory runs out. Its only January, and we’ve already confirmed partnerships with some of the most prestigious firms on the planet. Join us!

David@CDOSummit.com for more information.
Hear why sponsors, speakers, and delegates love our events:


  • “Great opportunity to hear from the CDO community and share some of our thinking around enterprise IoT here at Microsoft.” – Lee Hickin (Amazon Web Services)
  • “Congratulations on what was a fantastic day! Well done!” – Irena Bobojcov (Odgers Berndtson)
  • “Had the privilege today to share some digital learnings with international leaders from Google, Westpac and Harvey Norman on a panel today at the Chief Digital Officer Summit at Sydney.” – Christian Bowman (Ladbrokes Australia)
  • “It seemed very well run to me and you had an engaged audience there which was great.”
    – Kate Burleigh (Intel)
  • “I really enjoyed the sessions I was there for and (most importantly) the other people in the room seemed to be getting a lot out of it. Was great to work with you.” – Paul Smith (The Australian)
  • “Thanks so much for delivering such a great event. Really surpassed my expectations and I’ve had wonderful feedback from my leadership team. Thank you, once again.” – Kathryn Hamilton (Accenture Digital ANZ)
  • “Thank you David for such a well organised event. A pleasure and privilege to participate.”
    – Jon Cumming (ACT Government)
  • “We had a great day. Thank you.” – Michael McKeon (Unico)
  • “Many thanks for the opportunity to participate in your conference. It was a really high quality event – it was a privilege to be part of it.” – Simon Want (Management Consulting)

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 2,000+ 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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