David Mathison is the curator of the CDO Summit and founder of CDO Club. Mathison is the world’s leading authority on Chief Digital and Data Officers, and has been quoted by Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Computerworld, McKinsey & Company, MIT Sloan Management Review, CMS Wire, ZDNet, Fierce CIO, and I-CIO, among others. He was previously 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." Prior to that, he was founder and CEO of the Kinecta Corporation where he raised $30 million in under 2 years. The company was later acquired by Oracle.
Mathison also pioneered online content syndication at Thomson Reuters. His book, BE THE MEDIA, was featured in the New York Times after he pre-sold over 5,000 copies in 11 days via his web site, Twitter, and Facebook. He has given keynote presentations at the United Nations, Columbia University, and various conferences held by governments and industry groups. Mathison earned his master’s degree from Columbia University in 1995.