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David Mathison
Works at Chief Digital Officer Summit
Attended Columbia University
Lives in New York
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HAPPY NEW YEAR! Here's a video I compiled from new year's eve at the Sydney Opera House. ‪#‎SYDNYE‬

May this year bring all the happiness, prosperity, success, health, and security in your lives! And peace :-D

With thanks to Sony (love my a7s):
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Congratulations HOFFSTETTER Patrick, Chief Digital Officer at Renault, on being named as the first-ever EU CDO of the Year 2015 by the CDO Club! 
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Le sommet du Chief Digital Officer organisé par le désormais célèbre CDO Club s’est tenu à l'hôtel Conservatorium d'Amsterdam le 4 novembre 2015. À cette
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Highlight reel from our recent CDO Summit in Amsterdam. Since we used a new cameraman and video team, I would love to hear your feedback on this, positive or negative.
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I am curator of the Chief Digital Officer Summit and founder of the CDO Club.

The CDO Club is the world’s largest network of Chief Digital Officers (CDOs).

Over 65% of global Chief Digital Officers are members. 

We help our members - and their organizations - deal with digital disruption, find exceptional leaders, build effective teams, maintain competitive advantage, and engage with their customers and partners more deeply through the use of digital, mobile, social media, and cloud services.

I was previously founder and Managing Director of the Digital Media practice at Chadick Ellig, a premier executive search firm that Business Week named one of “The World’s Most Influential Headhunters.”

I was Executive Producer of Home Aid, a campaign to benefit the homeless with consultant Ken Kragen (Live AidNet AidWe Are the WorldHands Across America).

My book, Be The Media, was featured in the NY Times after pre-selling 5,000 copies in 11 days via social media.

I've keynoted everywhere from the United Nations (3x in 2010) to Columbia University and National Speakers Association, from Amsterdam to Zagreb.

My award-winning radio show included guests Seth Godin, Wired co-founder Kevin Kelly, singer Jill Sobule, craigslist’s Craig Newmark, and Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales.

From 1999-2002 I was CEO of Kinecta, where I raised $30 million in 2 years. Kinecta is now part of Oracle <NASDAQ: ORCL>

From 1994-1999 I was Vice President with Reuters, where I pioneered online syndication, years before RSS was invented.

I have served on numerous boards including Director of Home Aid America.
Bragging rights
National and world champion Ultimate disc player (NYNY 87-89). Love nature: sailing, swimming, hiking! Completed 5 marathons (NYC twice, Lake Tahoe, Honolulu, and San Diego), numerous triathlons, and centuries. I do it for fun, and photos!
  • Columbia University
    Masters degree in International Business, Japanese, 1995
  • SUNY Brockport
    Bachelors degree in International Studies, Political Science, Spanish, 1980 - 1984
  • Universidad Cuernavaca (Mexico)
    Immersive Spanish language, 1984 - 1984
  • Brunel University (UK)
    International Business, Government Studies, 1981 - 1982
Basic Information
Curator, Chief Digital Officer Summit | Founder, CDO Club
Media sommelier. Hi-tech concierge. May I help you?
  • Chief Digital Officer Summit
    Curator, 2012 - present
  • CDO Club
    Founder, 2012 - present
  • Be The Media
    Compiler, Publisher, 2002 - 2013
  • Home Aid America
    Board of Directors, 2010 - 2013
  • Home Aid
    Executive Producer, 2010 - 2013
  • Chadick Ellig, Inc.
    Managing Director, Digital Media practice, Chadick Ellig, 2011 - 2013
  • Media Freedom Foundation
    Board of Directors, 2008 - 2011
  • Kinecta Corporation
    Chairman, CEO, 1998 - 2002
  • Thomson Reuters
    Vice President, 1994 - 1999
  • Software Spectrum
    Director, 1993 - 1994
  • Ovid Technologies
    Sales, 1989 - 1992
  • Columbia University Business School
    Research, 1988 - 1989
  • Columbia University Business School
    Conference Coordinator, 1986 - 1987
  • London Electricity Board
    Data Entry, 1981 - 1982
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