Confirmed Participants

Drew Ianni
Paul Woolmington
Kelly Mooney
Bryson Koehler
John Fisher
Josh Golden
Paul Miller
Jeff Jarrett
Julia Perry
Robert Schwartz
Ana Villegas
Sandra Van Wormer
Ashley Skyrme
Kurt Mueller
Jim Lillig
Brian Huonker
Royce Carvalho
Scott Hays
John Seebeck
Catherine Roe
Steve Goldhaber
Stephen Surman
Brenda Coan
Nigel Fenwick
Venu Vasudevan
Andrew Swinand
Christian Glover Wilson
Kevin M. Ryan
Alexis Berger
Kamla Reddy
Mitch Posada
Aaron Horowitz
Reid Lappin
Christina Carlile
Pat Isom
Ryan Deutsch
Chris Marriott
Azher Ahmed
Dave Tan
Tracey Scheppach
John Piccone
Jeff Brecker
Ian Beacraft
Tony Fross
Patrick Robertson
Tarah Feinberg
Michael Morowitz
Dana Todd
Jeff Hayzlett
Marc Landsberg
Tim Hanlon
Steven Wolfe Pereira
Susan Borst
Mayur Gupta
Matthew Don
Matt Spiegel
Francesca Brosan

The Chief Digital Officer Global Forum – CDX

The Chief Digital Officer Global Forum (CDX) is proud to announce the launch of our inaugural CDX Chicago which will be held October 5-6, 2015, at The Eaglewood Resort and Spa just outside of Chicago. The Forum will focus on how B2C, B2B and B2B2C companies are embracing emerging digital and mobile platforms, technologies, applications and media to engage their customers and drive enterprise transformation. Unlike other digital / CDO conferences, the CDX global conference series is the only private, by-invitation-only, buy-side-focused Chief Digital Officer event in the marketplace. This exclusive, peer-based digital leadership event will convene a high-caliber, tightly-curated group of senior digital marketing and operating executives and leading industry influencers to discuss digital's impact on consumer engagement and enterprise transformation and innovation. 

CDX – Strategic Marketing + Digital Transformation

The CDX Forums feature two core areas of editorial focus as it relates to the impact of digital including:

1) Digital's Impact on Strategic Marketing and The Customer Relationship: CDX Forums explore key trends, best practices, and emerging issues related to how digital is impacting broader consumer marketing and engagement and how digital is increasingly being leveraged to reach, engage, impact, sell-to, and maximize long-term customer value with the increasingly connected consumer.  The Forum will go-deep on emerging consumer behavior across all connected media and communications platforms and specifically explore the exploding impact of mobile on consumer behavior and engagement and how the emerging Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem will impact consumer engagement.

2) Digital Transformation of The Enterprise:  All CDX events also explore how digital is transforming the enterprise from key lines-of-business all the way up through the C-Suite.  Topics include how digital is transforming corporate strategy, strategic CRM and omni-channel customer experiences, the global talent marketplace, employee communications and efficiency while also demanding that the entire corporation becomes more nimble, innovative and open to risk.


All CDX Forum offer a diverse mix of actionable, engaging keynotes, fireside chats, high-caliber roundtables, and intimate roundtable discussions along with ample networking time, meals, and receptions.  Overall, the agenda is balanced and includes sessions focusing on timely, relevant industry trends and issues along with sessions that are designed to stimulate thinking, demand consideration of alternative viewpoints, and help our delegates foster creativity and innovation within their organizations and acquire new leadership and negotiation skills.


The inaugural, by-invitation-only Chief Digital Officer Global Forum (CDX) Chicago will be held October 5-6, 2015 at The Eaglewood Resort & Spa just outside of Chicago. The Eaglewood Resort and Spa is located approximately 25 miles west of Downtown Chicago.  This Midwest resort is highly inspired by nature, as well as the legendary work of Frank  Lloyd Wright, who is known for his Prairie Path style architecture throughout the Chicagoland area.  Guests experience interior spaces that  capture the essence of its beautiful surroundings, with naturally lit meeting and guest rooms overlooking the remarkable 18-hole golf course.


IoT Spotlight

IOT_Logo_FINAL_72DPI We are partnering with our sister conference, the IoT Influencer Summit, to bring some timely experts and discussions focusing on the burgeoning Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem and how these rapidly emerging devices, platforms, and companion apps are transforming business operations, strategy, marketing, and the broader customer relationship

Call For Papers

CDX Chicago is looking for compelling, engaging speakers from across the digital business ecosystem as well as those who bring interesting, outside perspectives from academia, the public and non-profit sectors, and leading trade and industry associations.

We have a zero-tolerance policy for sales pitches and are looking to foster engaging, strategic, prescriptive, and educational discussions and learnings that focus on key external marketplace trends and and issues as well as discussions that focus on key internal management issues including business-model analysis, talent management, corporate structure, change management, fostering innovation and creativity, and leadership.

Click here to submit your paper for the inaugural Chief Digital Officer Global Forum Chicago.

Who Should Attend?

CDX Forums are reserved for the most senior digital and mobile operating and marketing executives at leading consumer and b-to-b brands. Senior - executives with broader marketing, communications, PR and cross-channel oversight and management are also encouraged to attend.  Executives with the following remits are encouraged to submit a request for invitation:

  • Chief Digital Officer or Equivalent (President / EVP / SVP of Digital)
  • Head of Digital
  • Chief Marketing Officers
  • CIOs / CTOs with Digital Oversight
  • Cross-Channel / Omni-Channel Executives
  • Head of Mobile
  • Head of Social Media
  • Head of Digital Transformation
  • Head of Digital Innovation
  • Head of Digital Strategy
  • Human Resource Executives
  • Leading Industry Analysts