According to David Mathison, who is the founder of The Chief Digital Officer (CDO) Club and the curator of the CDO Summit events, there is a trend of digital officers ascending into chief executive officer roles. The CDO Club’s 2014 CDO Talent Map reports on seven digital officers transitioning into the CEO role during the past year. “A staggering figure,” Mathison has said, “considering there are just a few hundred CDOs to date.”
Coming up on 29 October, the inaugural CDO Summit in the U.K. will occur at the BBC Media Centre in London, produced by Be The Media with a host of partners including moo.com, Accenture Digital and ForgeRock. This follows the first-ever CDO Summit held in New York City in 2013 at Thomson Reuters, and this year’s CDO Summit held at NYC’s Time Warner Conference Center in April. As you can see in the video above, these events convene leaders at the forefront of this expertise junction now so imperative to large-scale success. Connecting with other innovators, sharing lessons and collectively advancing relevant knowledge to the benefit of everyone in attendance, involvement with The CDO Club and these events should be highly rewarding.
“Marketing takes care of the Brand, R&D takes care of the Product, Sales takes care of the Customer: the Chief Digital Officer connects the brand, the product and the Customer.” – Attributed to a CDO in 2014 report by Boyden.
If you won’t be in London during that timeframe but still yearn for high-level networking and education at the crossroads of convergence, read on for information on other upcoming events with a focus on digital mastery. Read more