Confirmed Participants

Drew Ianni
Paul Woolmington
Chuck D
Harry Allen
DeLu Jackson
Rajesh Subramaniam
Benedict Evans
Keith Hindle
David Bell
Mike Germano
Karna Crawford
Robin Thurston
Glenn Eisen
Chris Satchell
Esohe Omoruyi
Matthew Pritchard
Blake Fohl
David Lang
Jeetu Patel
Nigel Fenwick
Harris Damashek
Michael Aidan
Saskia Steinacker
Ricardo Carvalho
Afdhel Aziz
Andres Wolberg Stok
Gunjan Bhow
Bryan VanDyke
Peter Blacker
John Bollen
Robert Schwartz
Ji Young Kim
Phil Easter
Michael Donnelly
Scott Hudler
Doug Ziewacz
Alyssa Waxenberg
Domenic Venuto
Dan Goldberg
Tom Tercek
Scott Stanchak
Marc Debevoise
Brian Monahan
Justin Sellman
Mark Lopez
Alex Beal
Doug Straton
Justin Herz
Mayur Gupta
Louisa Wong
Eric Berger
Dan Porter
Aaron Reitkopf
Richard Guest
Jay Shapiro
Jonathan Adams
Greg Manago
Shashank Tripathi
Ryan Carlson
Evan Gerber
Fawad Ahmad
Kendell Timmers
Keary Phillips
Winston Binch
Karen Appleton
Kenneth Blom
Joshua Lowcock
Zak Treuhaft
Niall Murphy
Chick Foxgrover
Anna Bager
Mark Silva
Matt Quint
Richard Marks
Andrew Prancer
David Pollet
Mickey Wilson
Dimitri Vaynblat
Rekha Ravindra
Jeffrey K. Rohrs
Tyler Davidson
Tamer Hassan
Alex Underwood
Nicolas Robbe
Matt Switzer
John Donahue
Taher Behbehani
Mike Turcotte
Christy Tanner
Meghan McCormick
Alex Hall
Warren Zenna
Brad Walsh
Stephen Sanzone
DJ Mick
Venky Balakrishnan Iyer
Alanna Gombert
Rebecca Lieb
Peter Cherukuri
Jason Brandt
Michael Rosen


We are pleased to announce the launch of our first CDX Forum in New York City and our inaugural CDX Brand Innovation Summit which will take place April 21-22, 2016 in Lower Manhattan at The Ritz Carlton Battery Park City.  In addition to the excitement around launching a new event, we are also pleased to be supporting the revival of Lower Manhattan as this part of the City we call home continues to rebound and rebuild. All CDX Forums are exclusive, by-invitation-only, peer-based thought leadership and networking events that convene a high-caliber, tightly-curated group of senior digital media, brand, and operating executives and industry influencers to discuss and debate the state of the connected consumer and how to master enterprise-wide digital transformation and digital innovation. And via our CDX Academy track of content, all Forums also provide insights and actionable advice and insights in regards to professional career development designed to improve our attendees overall management and team development skills as they advance their way into the core C-Suite.


This is our inaugural CDX Brand Innovation Forum and this exciting new event will explore how leading brands from across a wide range of industries and verticals are leveraging new platforms, devices, applications, and consumer engagement disciplines and best practices to engage with their customers. The Forum will focus on engaging the increasingly connected, and mobile-first, consumer and explore how digital technologies and platforms are transforming marketing communications and the consumer relationship, experience, and journey. We will also specifically dig into some of the platforms and ecosystems emerging across the "Internet of Things" (IoT) and where we are seeing early traction and paths to impactful consumer engagement on these devices and platforms - and also discuss what might be overhyped.  Our thought leaders and attendees include the most senior digital marketing and operating executives, CMOs, CTOs, digital transformation executives, human resource executives, academic leaders, researchers, behavioral analysts, and more.


A NOTE FROM CDX CONFERENCE CHAIRMAN DREW IANNI:   As a pre 9-11 resident of Lower Manhattan, I couldn't be more thrilled to see the accelerating revival of my former neighborhood and especially the World Trade Center complex.  Many years ago, this was my neighborhood and I went inside the former WTC underground "village" every day to catch the subway, buy groceries or get my shoes shined. So when I decided to launch a new CDX Forum in New York City, there was only one place I wanted to stage this new event - Lower Manhattan.  We are proud to continue to our strong partnership with The Ritz Carlton and it's parent, The Marriott Corporation, as we host this event at The Ritz Carlton Battery Park City and we will soon announce additional events within our Forum that will take us into the beautiful new Freedom Tower at One WTC.  In addition to coming to our conference, we encourage you to come in a couple days early or stay the weekend after our event concludes Friday afternoon and explore and support Lower Manhattan.  We think you'll love it as much as we do. I hope to see you soon in New York City!     -Drew Ianni CDX Founder & Conference Chairman


The inaugural, by-invitation-only Chief Digital Officer Global Forum (CDX) Brand Summit will be held at the beautiful Ritz Carlton Battery Park City. This elegant hotel sits at the very tip of lower Manhattan along the Battery Park City promenade with beautiful views of New York Harbor, The Statue of Liberty, and skyline of Wall Street and Lower Manhattan.  We also will be hosting the inaugural CDX NYC Chairman's Reception at the beautiful new One World Trade Freedom Tower which we very much look forward to.



Call For Papers

We are 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 welcome both b-to-c and b-to-b oriented speakers, companies, and perspectives.

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.

Partnership Opportunities

We are offering a select number of strategic partnership opportunities for our inaugural Chief Digital Officer Forum New York City.  All strategic partnerships include the option of guaranteed thought leadership at our event with premium branding and delegate engagement opportunities as well. You can download the Partnership Prospectus HERE or reach out to Drew Ianni, Conference Chairman, at