Cloud Computing has introduced transformative possibilities into IT departments around the globe, and increasingly the push is being made such that every company eventually stores all of their data on the cloud rather than their own data center. But for ...
David Mathison is the curator of the Chief Digital Officer summit and founder of the CDO Club.
He is the world’s leading authority on Chief Digital and Chief Data Officers, and has been quoted on CDOs by the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, Computerworld, McKinsey & Company, MIT Sloan Management Review, CMS Wire, ZDNet, Fierce CIO, and I-CIO, among others.
He was previously the founder and Managing Director of the Digital Media practice at Chadick Ellig, a premiere executive search consultancy named by Business Week as “one of the world’s most influential headhunters.
Mathison’s book, BE THE MEDIA, was featured in the NY Times after he pre-sold over 5,000 copies in 11 days via his web site, Twitter, and Facebook
He has given keynote presentations everywhere from Columbia University to the United Nations (3 times in 2010), from Amsterdam to Zagreb.
From 1999-2001 he was founder and CEO of the Kinecta Corporation where he raised $30 million in under 2 years. Kinecta was acquired and is now part of Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL).
From 1994-1999 Mathison was Vice President with Thomson Reuters, the world’s largest news agency, where he pioneered online content syndication.
Mathison earned his Masters degree from Columbia University in 1995.
Former CMO, GE Energy Management Industrial Solutions
Sergio Corbo is the former Chief Marketing Officer of GE Energy Management Industrial Solutions. Sergio focuses on areas ranging from Electrical Distribution to Power Electronics, Energy Efficiency and Smart Grid. He is a commercial senior executive who helps fortune 500 corporations serve the Customer and deliver measurable results to investors. Previously, he worked with Schneider Electric as the Vice President, Marketing and Vice President, Mergers and Acquisitions.
The word “digital” has expanded its definition to touch not just the Internet but mobile, social and local platforms, and the expectation is that digital business strategies must include everything digital. Who will be the agent of change in ...
Facebook recently stirred controversy after reports came out that they manipulated user timelines to see the effects of people receiving positive or negative content in their feeds. The GPS company TomTom stepped in a puddle when their traffic data ended up in the hands of police looking for speeders. Target incorrectly presumed female consumers were pregnant after a failed attempt at predictive modeling. And before an update, Siri would direct you to the nearest bridge if you asked to jump off one.All of these instances involve morally questionable uses of data, in which people’s privacy was violated or conclusions were drawn that led to invasive or poor decisions and involvement on the company’s behalf.And yet for each of these instances, the genesis of the idea and what could be accomplished from data analysis was probably first seen as “cool”. Did anyone else in the room upfront question if it was creepy?“In the absence of an ethical framework in talking about business decisions, we revert back to our moral code,” says Kord Davis, author of the book “Ethics of Big Data.” This is where we are with Big Data, stuck in a lawless Wild West in which the technology is ethically neutral but everything that’s done with it is volatile.