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Chief Digital Officer JOBS Update for February 2020
David Mathison -- Chief Digital Officers Club David Mathison -- Chief Digital Officers Club
For Immediate Release:
Dateline: New York , NY
Thursday, March 12, 2020



Welcome back to our Chief Digital Officer JOBS Update, through February 2020.

Last month’s Chief Digital Officer JOBS Update was RED HOT, with new hires announced at Bayer, Chubb, Cognizant, McDonalds, Microsoft, Panera Bread, and Sainsbury’s, among others.

New CDO hires continued its torrid pace again in February, with new hires last month at Amway, General Mills, Lloyd’s, Marriott, and Trustmark, among others.

Most importantly, in February alone, NINE CDOs made the transition to CEO and/or Board Director – the most we’ve ever tracked in one month – showing the strategic importance of CDOs on Boards, and in the top leadership spot. More on all this below.

Congratulations to all CDOs, CAOs, and CDAOs!

In this issue, we list SIXTEEN new CDO appointments for February; we tracked 52 CDO ARTICLES; and hand-picked TWENTY-THREE CDOs who made the news last month; and we posted more new open global CDO positions on our CDO Career page!

  • New Chief Digital Officer placements (through February 2020): SIXTEEN new CDOs were hired in February alone, we provide the highlights below. Congratulations to the new Chief Digital Officers at Amway; ComfortDelGro; General Mills; Lloyd’s; Marriott International Inc.; Schafer Condon Carter (SCC); Tilly’s, Inc.; and Trustmark, among many others. Welcome to the CDO Club!
  • Chief Digital Officers to CEO or Board Member: This month there were NINE Chief Digital Officers who became CEO or Board Members, including Aarti S. Shah, Ph.D.; Adam Sussman; Brigitte Cantaloube; Dr. Frank Possel-Dölken; Dr. Ameet Nathwani; Gail Evans; Hironori Kamezawa; Kevin Chase; and Yael Cosset!

    Take a look at the report we published with Bain Capital in 2018 “101 CDOs Who Have Become CEO/President” and our Hall of Fame page.

  • Chief Digital Officers ‘In the News’: Consider us your personal CDO “news clippings” service. We tracked 52 CDO ARTICLES and hand-picked TWENTY-THREE CDOs who made the news in February, including Accent Group’s Mark Teperson; Digi’s Praveen Rajan; Entercom’s J.D. Crowley; General Pants Co.’s Paula Mitchell; NHSX’s Tara Donnelly; and Novartis’ Bertrand Bodson! How did they make news? Find out inside.
  • Open Chief Digital Officer Jobs: Our career page lists over two dozen current CDO/CAO jobs. You’ll find open posts for Chief Digital Officers, Chief Data Officers, Chief Analytics Officers, and other C-level positions. Be sure to review the open posts on our dedicated career page.

You’ll find the details on all this and more below.?



We are thrilled to announce IDC as Exclusive Research Partner to the CDO Club, and Presenting Analyst Partner at the NYC CDO Summit on May 6, 2020 at Columbia University, our 8th year.

Effective January 2020, IDC will provide these new benefits to paid CDO Club members:

New CDO Club SILVER and GOLD members will now receive:

  • IDC Digital Transformation Planning Guides (Silver/Gold members)
  • IDC FutureScape: “Worldwide Digital Transformation 2020 Predictions” (Gold members)
  • Complimentary ticket to IDC Directions West; IDC Directions East; IDC Agenda20 (Gold members)

New CDO Club PLATINUM and CORPORATE members will now receive:

  • All benefits listed above for Silver and Gold members PLUS…
  • IDC Analyst group conference call with a member of IDC’s senior research team
  • IDC Market Perspective: “The CEOs Agenda for the Digital Enterprise

See Our New CDO Club Membership Benefits:

Click here to register or find out more.

We created the CDO Club community to enable our members to share their experiences and best practices, and to help them to stay on top of the rapid changes taking place in this dynamic market.

A CDO Club Membership still allows you to:

  • Find out which companies are hiring Chief Digital, Data, and Analytics Officers.
  • Get the latest updates on what today’s CDOs/CAOs are working on.
  • Get access to videos from every CDO Summit to date, to hear their stories.
  • See who is moving up the ladder from CDO to CEO.
  • PLUS NEWEffective January 2020, the IDC content above will be added to CDO Club Membership packages.

All this information – and more – is included in our monthly CDO Jobs Update blog posts. CDO Club members gain access to these Updates, all the way back to Q4 2014.

Here are links to our previous CDO JOBS Updates:

AWARDS (February 2020):

February 27, 2020: Top 50 People in E-Commerce 2020 revealed
Revealed at a launch party in Melbourne on Wednesday evening, the “Top 50 in E-Commerce 2020” report celebrates the biggest and brightest talents in Australia’s e-commerce industry.
1. Mark Teperson: Chief Digital Officer at Accent Group
16. Michael Gillespie: Group Chief Digital and Technology Officer at Domino’s Pizza Enterprises
18. Paula Mitchell: Chief Digital Officer at General Pants Co
41. Caroline Swarbrick: Chief Digital Officer at Seafolly
J.D. CrowleyJ.D. Crowley: February 20, 2020
Entercom Chief Digital Officer J.D. Crowley to Receive Digital Leadership Award at 2020 NAB Show
Entercom Chief Digital Officer J.D. Crowley will receive the NAB Digital Leadership Award (DLA) at the 2020 NAB Show in Las Vegas. The award presentation will take place at the Achievement in Broadcasting Dinner on Monday, April 20 at the Encore in Las Vegas.

NOTE: You will need to be a registered CDO Club member to view this post, with at minimum SILVER, GOLD, or PLATINUM status.


*The rest of this article is for CDO Club members only*


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