About CDM Media

CDM Media is a leading B2B technology marketing and media firm that specializes in reaching an elite audience of C-level executives through events and strategic online content.

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CDM Media is a leading B2B marketing and media firm specializing in providing C-level engagement with the world’s largest brands. With a combined 150+ years of industry experience, we’ve created an international community to foster relationships within the C-suite realm. Through these communities, we are able to deliver custom, result-oriented marketing solutions to technology and industry solution providers with a strong focus on customer service, value and integrity.

CDM Media’s communities span the following product portfolios:


Our summit portfolio focuses on delivering strategic opportunities to network and engage with top-level decision makers in a variety of geographic regions and vertical industries. Our summits provide a relaxed and intimate environment in which attendees can engage in interactive educational opportunities, in-depth conversations between end-users and solution providers, and exclusive networking opportunities.

Custom Events

We specialize in delivering what you need – and sometimes what you need is unique to you.  For this situation, we provide custom events to meet your exact requirements and marketing goals. Our custom events are designed by you, with a number of flexible formats which can integrate perfectly into your marketing plan and objectives.  Whether you’re looking for lead generation, relationship building, brand awareness or market research, our custom events give you the tools and information you need to impact your target audience and ultimately your organization’s bottom line.

Event Management

One of our specialties is event management, so why burden yourself with executing your own event when you can hire one of the best and brightest in the industry to do all of the hard work for you? Through our custom event portfolio we can run your next user-conference, sales kickoff meeting or company holiday party from start to finish, allowing you the freedom to focus on the on-site engagement.

Integrated Media

To support your specific marketing initiatives, our integrated media portfolio combines custom content creation and top-level online lead generation. CDM Media works with our clients to provide lead generation by syndicating engaging content to attract CIOs and technology executives, while highlighting IT products, services and research. In addition to content syndication, we can also develop custom content in a turnkey fashion by providing the necessary videography, design, production and marketing support and taking that burden away from our clients.

Social & Mobile

CDM Media’s strengths were founded in working with the technology industry. As such, we’ve honed our social media and mobile skills so we can use our expertise to provide you with consulting services to help develop the right message to reach the right audience on the right platform.


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Glenn Willis
Founder, Chairman & CEO

As CDM Media’s chief executive officer, Glenn is responsible for CDM Media’s day-to-day-operations, as well as leading the company’s product development and strategic vision. He founded CDM Media in 2007 and has led the company to achieve 40% + growth, year on year.

His original business plan was simply “create meaningful, lasting business connections through engagement & interaction,” Seven years on, CDM Media now boasts 80+ C-Suite summits around the world and runs and operates over 150 digital properties.

Over the years, Glenn has built a culture where teamwork and camaraderie is a key tenet of business philosophy. His active engagement with technology communities both drives the company’s product development and informs its marketing department on the path ahead.

Glenn is an enthusiast for innovation and is a regular on the B2B Marketing circuit where his expertise is lended to organizations who are looking to master their value proposition to C-Suite communities around the globe.

Aside from business, Glenn is an avid sports fan and can be seen supporting Tottenham (his team) in the English Premier League, Chicago Bulls as well as partaking in any general sports on any given day.

Philosophy - ‘Sleep when you die’

Giulio Palma
SVP Operations - Financial & G.R.C. Officer

Giulio was engaged by CDM Media USA, Inc starting in November 2012. Mr. Palma's role was the restructuring of the areas of financial operations, compliance and policy as well as financial risk. In January 2013, the role of Mr. Palma evolved significantly in the areas of Corporate Governance, Risk Management and Compliance matters of the company including but not limited to legal affairs. He oversees and manages all finances, vendor and customer relations and all legal affairs related to the financial aspect of events as well as the day to day operations of the company.

Giulio specializes in international business matters. His work experience and expertise is in contract and commercial trade agreements including litigation, as `well as international Real Estate property transactions, business acquisitions and International Tax Law. He has advised companies with respect to complex corporate & commercial transactions and exposure to litigation, (including mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, foreign alliances and financings/financial operations strategies).

Mr. Palma holds a seat on the Board of Directors as a Vice President and as a registered agent for CDM Media, USA. He is also registered with the A.R.D.C. of the Supreme Court of Illinois.

Mike Deedigan
VP Talent Development

Mike is responsible for human resources operations at CDM Media and is charged with building the infrastructure and processes that will enable the company to attract, develop, motivate and retain the talent needed to achieve its business objectives.

Mike's role has nationwide coverage as he continues to drive and acquire talent that covers our U.S. expansion in 2011. Mike has more than 12 years of experience in the marketing and events world and has worked in Australia, London and New York in his tenure.

Before joining CDM Media, Mike held a number of senior management positions for two international publishing and event organizations, as well as News Corporation and Hilton International.

In his spare time, Mike likes to watch soccer, baseball and enjoys organizing social CDM Media events.

Mark Southam
VP Major Accounts

Mark is responsible for leading all aspects of sales for both North America and Latin America, and for driving profitable revenue growth and customer satisfaction. Previously, Mark was sales director with the SBS Division heading up a sales team that was focused on growing CDM Media's vertical based projects. He also served as an account manager on the Major accounts team.

Prior to joining CDM Media, Mark held sales and sales management jobs for a number of startups and established media and technology companies where he drove revenue growth and managed profitability. Mark also trained as a civil and military pilot.

Mark enjoys numerous sporting interests, namely rugby, soccer and golf.

Oliver Stebbings
Vice President EMEA

Oliver is the Vice President EMEA having spent seven years at an international media company, where he held a variety of management, operations and sales roles that culminated in his tenure as Global Sales Director. His leadership was marked by successful efforts to substantially improve sales, bolster the position of the company's product line and build a strong executive team.

After very successful years working with Fortune 500 clients all over the world, leading sales offices and running sales globally, Oliver is responsible for the overall strategy and direction of the EMEA region driving the business to its long-term goals and vision.

Raising money for charity including Diabetes UK, eating dinner out, travelling, playing and watching all sports, staying fit and driving nice cars remains at the heart of Oliver’s life enjoyments. Oliver is a huge Man United, England rugby and cricket fan.

Client Testimonials

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CDM Media is proud to have worked with and continue working with leading Fortune 2000 CIOs, IT executives and technology solution providers. Click on the play button below to hear what our previous delegates and clients had to say or read their testimonials.

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Attendee Feedback

"This event was much more productive than other summits or conferences. The business vertical focus is very important because everyone has the same interests, needs, and business problems to solve. My expectations were exceeded. This is a winning format."

Aspect Software

"We got real sales opportunities from the summit. We were looking to take a step up and get the Castlebay name in front of more CIOs in the industry. Not only were we successful in this brand recognition, but we actually generated sales leads as well. We closed one deal on site and came out of the summit with 10 leads."

CastleBay Consulting

"The Summit is an outstanding opportunity to interact with both peers and qualified vendors in an environment that is conducive to honest conversations that can benefit both us as a customer and them as a vendor. The knowledge gained by understanding the issues we all face is invaluable when one starts to think through possible solutions and methods to resolve them."

Clark Public Utilities

"Within this forum, I learned and gained more in two days than I could have in two to three months. The forum allowed me to be introduced to some really interesting vendors with terrific solutions. It also allowed me to further current partnerships and conversations I would previously not have had an opportunity to have. Follow-up conversations are already on the calendar."

Evolve, a Cincinnati Bell Company

"The format was very open and inviting, which resulted in nice interaction among the delegates. The length of the event was just right and the choice of venue was excellent! Agenda sessions were well planned and articulated. It demonstrated a sense of closeness to the topic."


"The audience was a great mix of commercial and public sector organizations. Thus, it is one single audience that we are rarely able to meet with in a single setting. It struck me that while we can have one-to-one meetings with these customers virtually anytime, the benefit of the conference is being in one location and meeting with multiple customers. The event was a very effective use of time and effort."


"The networking, think tanks, and general information sessions were well done and enlightening. There was a good mix of vendor and CIO presentations. I didn't attend one disappointing session. The working lunch was excellent. I enjoyed listening to CIOs willing to share their challenges."

The Children's Place

"Every aspect of the ITO America program is managed seamlessly. I was very pleased with the quality of the thought leadership content the ITO editorial and design team have produced for VMware. I was even more impressed with the leads the content was able to generate. Amongst the masses of online lead generation programs the CIO and senior IT executive leads delivered by ITO America truly stand out. VMware appreciates ITO America's ability to attract high-level contributors and their commitment to deliver results."


Press Releases

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November 06, 2015

Big Data and CIO Cloud Summits Poised to Delve into the Enterprise's Two Top Must-Embrace, Yet Challenging Areas

CDM Media to Host Event Designed to Tackle the Biggest Innovations, Complications and Surprises

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November 02, 2015

CIO UK and CISO UK Summits Unveil Marquee Line-Up of Delegates

CDM Media's Top Tier C-Level Thought Leadership IT and IT Security Events to Deliver Crucial Insights and Solutions

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October 27, 2015

CIO Summit Dallas Set to Tackle Tough Enterprise IT Issues

Former CIO of the Dallas Cowboys to Coach Attendees on Best Practices to Ensure Tech Touchdowns

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September 29, 2015

CDM Media Kick-Off CIO/CISO Finance & Insurance Summit Series in Chicago

CIO & CISO Finance Oct. 4 – 6, 2105 and CIO & CISO Insurance Oct. 6 – 7, 2015

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September 04, 2015

Imperva and CDM Media Kick Off Second Wave of CISO Think Tanks

Series of North American and European C-Level Focused Security Events that Aid Enterprises in Navigating Industry Challenges Expands to Paris

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August 12, 2015

CDM Media Named to the 2015 Inc. 5000 List

Company Joins the Ranks of Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America for the Second Year

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August 05, 2015

CDM Media Receives 2015 Best of Chicago Award

Company Gains Honor by the Chicago Award Program for "Events, Marketing and Advertising” Category

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August 04, 2015

CDM Media Announces EMC's EVP and CIO, Vic Bhagat, to Keynote CIO Summit Africa

Call for Speakers Officially Underway for Africa’s CIO Thought Leaders

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July 28, 2015

CDM Media Announces Partnership with Interoute, Owner & Operator of Europe’s Largest Cloud Platform

CARDIFF, UK: July 28, 2015 – CDM Media, the leading B2B marketing and media firm, today announce their partnership with Interoute, recently named, for the second year running, as a Leader in Gartner’s Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting Magic Quadrant for Europe 2015.

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June 30, 2015

CDM Media Announces Q3 Regional Summit Series Call for Speakers

Industry-Leading CIO/CISO Summits Seek Thought Leaders for Panel Discussions and Expert Knowledge Sharing

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June 24, 2015

CDM Media Presents Chicago Series of Key Panels, Sessions and Networks Covering Crucial Enterprise Tech Topics

This Week: Mobility Summit, CIO Midmarket Summit, CIO Cloud Summit

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June 09, 2015

CDM Media Announces CIO Germany, Austria, Switzerland Call for Speakers

Industry-Leading GAS-Regional CIO Summits Seek Enterprise Security and IT Thought Leaders for Panel Participation

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May 29, 2015

Novarica and CDM Media Collaborate to Deliver CIO Insurance Summit Featuring Top Heavyweight Sector Executives

Entering its Seventh Year of Partnership, the Companies Offer an Unmatched Series of Key Panels, Sessions and Networks Covering Every Crucial Industry Angle

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May 18, 2015

CDM Media Proudly Supports the Chicago Lurie "Move for the Kids 5K Walk/Run" for the Second Year

Company Sponsors and Participates in Annual Event for the Over 174,000 Kids Treated at Lurie Children’s Hospital

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April 23, 2015

CDM Media Announces Regional Spring Series Call for Speakers

Industry-Leading CIO/ CISO Summits Seek Thought Leaders for Panel Discussions

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April 02, 2015

CDM Media Closes Out Q1 2015 with Exciting Growth and Expansion

Leading B2B Firm Adds 14 Events to Product Portfolio, New York City Team Moves into New Flatiron District Office

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March 18, 2015

CDM Media and Information Governance Initiative Announce Partnership

Unique Collaboration Promotes Opportunities to Discuss Crucial Information Challenges

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March 18, 2015

CDM Media USA Expands EMEA Office in Cardiff, UK

Cardiff Community Gains Job Spike and Economic Growth with Local B2B Technology Events Firm

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March 02, 2015

CDM Media Announces Call for Speakers for its CIO Summits

Leading C-Suite Elite Events Seek Thought Leaders to Participate in a Variety of Enterprise-Level IT Topics that Impact Myriad of Industries

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February 25, 2015

CMO Summit US Draws Leading CMOs from Multiple Industries

CDM Media-Produced Summit Includes Unprecedented Roster of Thought Leaders from Facebook and Dunkin' Brands to Address Crucial Topics Ranging from Customer Satisfaction to CIO Collaboration

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February 20, 2015

CDM Media seeks global acquisitions as part of ‘aggressive’ growth plan

CDM Media, a privately held business-to-business (B2B) technology marketing and media firm, is actively seeking domestic and international acquisitions, said Glenn Willis, chairman and CEO.

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February 03, 2015

CDM Media Launches IT Service Optimization Summit Series

Call for Speakers Now Open for Series Locations Confirmed for New York, London, Frankfurt & San Francisco.

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January 20, 2015

Canada’s C-Suite Elite to Assemble at CIO Canada Summit

CDM Media's First Summit of 2015 Kicks Off Calendar of Top Tier C-Level Thought Leadership Events, Delivering Insights into Crucial IT Trends and Topics

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Analyst, Media and Association Partners

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CDM Media establishes strategic relationships with technology analysts, media companies and industry associations in order to increase our reach among IT executive audiences and introduce our current audience to new technology resources.

We strive to create partnerships that are mutually beneficial and work with partners to ensure high quality results. CDM Media partners can expect to increase brand awareness and recognition among our audience through numerous marketing channels.

If you are interested in establishing a partnership with CDM Media, contact CDM Media at marketing@cdmmedia.com or by phone at 312.374.0800.