CDO Suitable / Unsuitable

Companies are looking for ways to deal with the digitization of society and economy. The CDO is the personification of digital thinking, and many organizations are searching diligently for this new leader. However, the demand from organizations and the available talent don’t always match. The perfect candidate is scarce, and once appointed CDOs sometimes quit after a short time.

Digitization is a strategic priority for many organizations. The question is how they can realize this ambition and objective. This starts with the boards of directors: what are their objectives and which competencies should help to realize this? Is there really a need for a new type of leader and what will be his or her power base? What is needed in terms of change in the structure and working method of the organization itself?

Then it is all about finding the right person: is the perfect candidate available in the labor market? What is his or her the ideal background? Can a CDO do it alone? And what do people with CDO ambitions have to do to stretch themselves from an existing role as CTO or CIO? What is the connection between CDO related themes such as digitization, data and disruption?

In addition to the organizational and leadership issue, the rol of the CDO also has a number of practical aspects. Several tools and methods can help address topics such as data management, analytics, robotization, cognitive applications and so on.

Digitization includes, in other words, more than just the search for the right executive. This broader challenge is the central theme of the CDODAY 2018 that will take place on April 19th. Together with those involved, experts and critics of different levels and backgrounds, we will help companies and administrators to create the right organizational preconditions, a useful profile and an optimal embedding within the (changing) organization.

Of course we hope to bring supply and demand closer together. CDODAY 2018 is open to general administrators, CDOs and others responsible for digital, data or disruption, and people who want to develop in this direction from a different senior position.

Are you the ideal digital leader, are you looking for it or do you want to become one? Then you’re welcome at the CDODAY on April 19th 2018.

ThursdayApril 19th
12:00 – 19:00
C-level positions, European Directors and Board members