About CDO Club

CDO Club

The CDO Club is the world’s first, largest, and most powerful community of C-suite digital leaders. 

Our 5,000+ registered members receive access to breaking news, original research, career development support, networking opportunities, and inspirational events such as the CDO Summit.

CDO Club members include leading digital strategists and practitioners at the world’s most influential organizations, with the following titles represented:

Chief Digital Officers/Chief Data Officers/Chief Analytics Officers/Chief Marketing Officers/Chief Marketing Technologists/Chief Information Officers/Chief Technology Officers/Chief Human Resource Officers/Chief Executive Officers/Board Directors

David Mathison - CDO Club CEO&Founder

David Mathison is the CEO and founder of the CDO Club and CDO Summit.

Mathison is the world’s leading authority on Chief Digital and Data Officers, and has been quoted recently by American Banker, CIO.com, CIO Journal, CIO-UK, CMS Wire, CNBC, Computer Weekly, Computerworld, Deloitte, Diginomica, EdTech Magazine, eMarketer, FedTech Magazine, FierceCIO, Financial Times, Forbes, Guardian, Huffington Post, I-CIO, McKinsey & Company, Media Post, MIT Sloan Management Review, VentureBeat, Wall Street Journal, and ZDNet, 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”.Mathison’s book, BE THE MEDIA, was featured by the AP in the NY Times after he pre-sold over 5,000 copies in 11 days via his web site, Twitter, and Facebook.He has given keynote presentations everywhere from Columbia University to the United Nations (3 times in 2010), from Austin, TX (SXSW) and Amsterdam, Holland to Zagreb, Croatia.From 1999-2001 he was founder and CEO of the Kinecta Corporation where he raised $30 million in under 2 years. Kinecta was acquired and is now part of Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL).From 1994-1999 Mathison was Vice President with Thomson Reuters, the world’s largest news agency, where he pioneered online content syndication.Mathison earned his Masters degree from Columbia University in 1995

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CDO Club Japan

Establishment May 1, 2017

WEB Site https://cdoclub.jp/en/

Founder Jun Kamo


Jun Kamo - CDO Club Japan Founder Profile

Jun Kamo

・BSc (Information Science), The University of Tokyo
・Master of Computer Science (specialized in AI), The University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
>Joined Dentsu Inc. (now Dentsu Aegis Network )
- in charge of Ajinomoto, Toyota, Intel, Microsoft and Apple
- established Digital Communications Lab at Dentsu USA, Chief Strategist
>After leaving Dentsu
・Founded Harmonic Communications Inc. supported by Marc Andreessen and Michael Moritz,Mark Kvamme from Sequoia Capital in Silicon Valley, Vice President of Asia Pacific region,President of Japan branch (1999-2003)
・Turnaround Management Director, Columbia Entertainment Inc. (2002-2004)
・Director of strategic division of PwC Consulting(2004-2007)
- established Marketing Excellence Group
・NPO, Business for Social Responsibility(BSR),  Senior advisor (2009~2014)
・MBA lecturer of Saint Paul‘s University (marketing/CSR/branding) (2010~2013)

Dr. Taro Kamioka – CDO Club Japan Advisor Profile

Dr. Taro Kamioka
Professor, The Graduate School of Hitotsubashi University
Doctor of Engineering. Studying how companies are able to make marketing, digitalization and information system work and use them for corporate competitiveness and structural shift. Having an interest in a role of CDO (Chief Digital/Data Officer).




Greeting from Taro Kamioka

Hello everyone, I’m Taro Kamioka who is an advisor of CDO Club Japan. I have introduced Mr. David Mathison (CEO of CDO Club) to Mr. Jun Kamo (founder of CDO Club Japan) and this brought me an opportunity to get such a horned position this time. I think it is very amazing that Mr. Mathison and Mr. Kamo are working together and their partnership made CDO Club Japan happened. I suppose we have an urgent issue effecting on Japanese competitiveness that how digital leaders in Japan would be developed and empowering others. I hope I can do something for it through helping activities and facilitating community of this Club.

In 2012, I was writing “マーケティング立国ニッポンへ” (日経BP社 2013) about CMO(Chief Marketing Officer) and it was as same time as I realized the importance of CDO(Chief Digital/Data Officer). In the draft, I said, ‘ In these days, you sometimes hear a position named CDO(Chief Digital Officer). It may be only a fad, but actually, I’m little curious about this. I need to say, this might be going to play an important role on digital generation.’ Now I think it was my huge mistake to cut this part because of the page limitation five years ago.

Today, CDO is necessary position in organizations. Without them, we cannot make digital transformation succeed and make full use of digital/data for enterprise differentiation. Or rather, you might be forced to give up your company’s long-term superiority because of just one startup you never heard. Top of companies are required to be adapted to digital generation in a global stage, or they cannot survive. That’s why CDO as a commander of digital/data field is the most spotlighted position today, and every companies are struggling to find appropriate person to be CDO.

Assigning CDO in Japan is a bit delayed comparing with other countries, but it has been popular rapidly since last year. Large companies started to hire CDO first, but I expect that small and medium-sized enterprises, government and non-profit organizations would be following them. But we also have an issue - human resources. If you get ready for inviting CDO in your company, there are few people in the world to accomplish this role. Nobody knows how to perform as CDO because nobody has experienced before. So I suppose only making mistakes and learning can be a solution to fulfill human resources problem. Each organizations have different ways to approach digital field, and it is very meaningful thing to share such a precious cases. I hope CDO Club Japan can be a platform for supporting those kind of activities and hope you have great discussion to make it happened.

Jun. 1, 2017
Dr. Taro Kamioka - CDO Club Japan Advisor

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