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What the Chief Digital Officer role means

The Chief Digital Officer (CDO) is now a “transformer in chief,” charged with coordinating and managing comprehensive changes that address everything from updating how a company works to building out entirely new businesses. A CDO needs to bring a bold vision which could include starting new businesses, acquiring technologies, or investing in innovations.

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A Chief Digital Officer (CDO) must take care of digital innovation both externally – in the companies’ interactions with customers, partners, suppliers, and internally – collecting and analyzing data, improving efficiency through the use of digital technologies, and transforming organization and culture to enable their companies to compete successfully in the digital age.

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The Chief Digital Officer (CDO) creates a unifying digital vision, energizes the company around digital possibilities, coordinates digital investments, helps to rethink products and processes for the digital age, and sometimes provides critical tools or resources. The CDO also needs to  drive appropriate synergies, build a clean technology platform, and foster innovation.

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Current corporate Chief Digital Officers

Lubomira Rochet

Lubomira Rochet

Chief Digital Officer
L’Oreal

Sean Cornwell

Sean Cornwell

Chief Digital Officer
Travelex

Jürgen Michelberger

Jürgen Michelberger

Chief Digital Officer
Esprit

Kevin Bandy

Kevin Bandy

Chief Digital Officer
Cisco

Adam Brotman

Adam Brotman

Chief Digital Officer
Starbucks

Daniel Heaf

Daniel Heaf

Chief Digital Officer
Burberry

Atif Rafiq

Atif Rafiq

Chief Digital Officer
McDonald’s

Jonathan Becher

Jonathan Becher

Chief Digital Officer
SAP

Ganesh Bell

Ganesh Bell

Chief Digital Officer
GE Power & Water

Ian Rogers

Ian Rogers

Chief Digital Officer
Louis Vuitton

Andrew Brem

Andrew Brem

Chief Digital Officer
Aviva

Patrick Hoffstetter

Patrick Hoffstetter

Chief Digital Officer
Renault

CDO Club

The CDO Club is a community of C-suite digital leaders who have access to relevant news, original research, career development support, networking opportunities, and events such as the CDO Summit. Watch an excellent interview recorded by CXOTalk with David Mathison – the founder of CDO Club, about the Chief Digital Officer role.

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ChiefDigitalOfficer.net

This is a community offering a forum for discussion and connections for senior professionals whose responsibilities intersect strategy, marketing, technology and innovation. ChiefDigitalOfficer.net also provides a suite of services in the areas of talent acquisition, reputation management, event production, and brand-building.

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