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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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Overview

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:

Summits

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.

Management

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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’

Ross Abbott
VP Sales North America

Ross is vice president of sales, overseeing sales and event execution of our vertical business summits in North America. Ross has extensive experience in telecommunications where his career has seen him work in many of the world's emerging markets including China, India, Central Africa, Russia and the Middle East.

Before joining CDM Media in 2007, Ross previously worked at an international publishing company running what was then known to be their emerging markets division. His tenure there lasted for seven years where he was instrumental in providing extremely focused marketing platforms for Fortune 2000 companies in emerging sectors.

Ross, a native Australian, enjoys soccer, tennis, rugby union and fine cuisine.

Mark Southam
VP Sales & Major Accounts

Mark leads sales efforts and is responsible for maximizing customer acquisition, retention and profitability across the company. As VP of Sales and Major Accounts, Marks works very closely with the sales teams and all our clients ensuring positive experiences and more importantly measurable ROI from their investments.

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.

Giulio Palma
SVP Operations and Chief G.R.C. Officer
VP President Board of Director & Treasurer

Giulio Palma specializes in international business and bilateral agreement. His work history 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 provides Debtor/ Creditor services including Compliance and Collections, as well as providing advice on issues for Financial Operations and credit issues both domestically and internationally. His experience includes representation in cases developing contracted partnerships in foreign territories.

Giulio has over 20 years of work history in the United States consulting a variety of clients regarding Compliance and Risk Management, including business operations. Prior to his work in the United States, Giulio provided legal services in Europe and various countries abroad.

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.

Rachel Tait
Senior Director Client Services & Event Management

Rachel leads CDM Media’s Client Services and Event Management division, and is responsible for the successful planning, deployment and fulfillment of CDM Media’s 80+ C-Suite global summits, custom client events, and other client and end-user services. 

With 10 years of marketing and event management experience, Rachel works closely with clients and delegates to ensure their needs are met, and expectations exceeded, across all of CDM Media’s strategic summit and online programs. 

Prior to joining CDM Media, Rachel headed up North American Marketing for a large global software firm.  A proud Scot, Rachel is an avid Chicago Bears fan and budding fantasy footballer.

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."

MetLife

"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."

Microsoft

"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."

VMware

Press Releases

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July 16, 2014

CDM Media Announces a Call For Speakers for Q4 2014 Summits!

CHICAGO, July 16, 2014 – CDM Media, the leading B2B Marketing and Media Firm, announced today that they are now accepting speaker applications for their summits taking place during October, November and December 2014. Their impressive events plan covers a number of different geographies, industries, and subject matters which are front of mind for C-Suite executives in today’s ever changing organizational landscapes.

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June 25, 2014

CDM Media to Partner with MESA International at Upcoming CIO Manufacturing Summit

CHICAGO, June 25, 2014 – CDM Media today announced a partnership with the Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association (MESA) International for the CIO Manufacturing Summit which is taking place August 26-27, 2014 at the Ritz Carlton Phoenix, AZ.

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June 10, 2014

CDM Media Launches the CIO Atlanta Summit

CHICAGO, June 10, 2014 – CDM Media, the leading B2B marketing and media firm, today announced a new addition to its events calendar. The CIO Atlanta Summit, taking place at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta on June 19th, 2014, will bring together 50 CIOs and Senior Technology Leaders from Atlanta and surrounding areas into an intimate forum where they can collaborate on industry trends and challenges, while networking with peers.

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May 20, 2014

Senior US Cyber Security VIPs to come together at the CISO Summit and discuss the changing IT Security landscape

CHICAGO, May 20, 2014 – CDM Media, the leading B2B marketing and media firm, today confirmed that it is bringing together some of the country’s most prolific Information Security Thought Leaders to discuss tactics, best practices and the future of IT security, at its upcoming CISO Summit, being held at the JW Marriott, Miami, June 3-4, 2014.

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May 08, 2014

CDM Media Announces a Call for Speakers for Q3 2014 Summits

CHICAGO, May 8, 2014 – CDM Media, the leading B2B Marketing and Media Firm, announced today that they are now accepting speaker applications for their summits taking place during August and September, 2014. Their impressive events plan covers a number of different geographies, industries, and subject matters which are front of mind for C-Suite executives in today’s ever changing organizational landscapes.

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April 29, 2014

CDM Media Establishes New York Office and Eyes Double Digit Growth

CHICAGO, April 29, 2014 – CDM Media, the leading B2B marketing and media firm, announced today that in response to tremendous market demand, the company will aim for double digit staff growth before the end of 2014, under pinned by opening a new office in New York City and growing existing offices. As part of the growth, the company will be hiring to fill positions for sales, business development, event management and technical services.

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April 24, 2014

Chief Technology Officer of BASF Group to Keynote the CIO Germany, Austria and Switzerland Summit

CHICAGO, April 24, 2014 – CDM Media announced Wiebe Van Der Horst, Senior Vice President, Global Process & Enterprise Architecture, and Chief Technology Officer of the BASF Group, will be the opening keynote speaker at the second annual CIO Germany, Austria and Switzerland Summit, which will be held September 17, 2014 in Frankfurt, Germany.

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April 02, 2014

Bank of England CIO Confirmed to Kickoff the CIO Finance Summit EU

CHICAGO, April 2nd, 2014—CDM Media is delighted to reveal John Finch, CIO, Bank of England, as the keynote presenter for the CIO Finance Summit Europe—October 15, 2014 in London, UK. As a prominent and respected CIO in Europe’s Finance industry, Mr. Finch will deliver a keynote presentation, providing valuable insight, as well as be interacting and collaborating with other attendees at the summit.

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April 01, 2014

CDM Media Launches New Video Series

CHICAGO, April 1, 2014 – CDM Media is excited to announce the launch of their new video series on YouTube, which gives viewers an inside look at sponsors and their personal success working with CDM. Each video focuses on the value CDM provides for each sponsor and how they help various organizations in different ways.

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February 19, 2014

CDM Media Announces Details for Inaugural Customer Experience Summit

CHICAGO, February 19, 2014 – CDM Media is pleased to announce details for the first Customer Experience Summit, March 16-18th, 2014 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Chicago, IL. This will be a forum for innovative senior executives focused on creating the best customer experience within their organizations, across all industries.

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February 04, 2014

CDM Media Lands Prominent Keynote Presenters from Shell and JLT Group for CIO Summit EU

CHICAGO, February 4th, 2014— CDM Media is pleased to announce Jan Boll, VP and CIO Downstream at Shell and Ian Cohen, Group CIO at Jardine Lloyd Thompson (JLT) Group, as keynote presenters for the CIO Summit Europe—March 9-11, 2014 in London, UK. Well-known and regarded for their success in their respective industries, each speaker will deliver a keynote presentation and sit on an Executive Visions panel discussion, engaging in open discussions with top-tier CIOs from across Europe.

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January 22, 2014

CDM Eyes Prominent Partners for their 2014 Summit Calendar

CHICAGO, January 22, 2014—Looking to enhance their impressive growth from last year, CDM Media, the leading B2B marketing and media firm, stated today that they will be partnering with the foremost technology and analyst organizations, associations and media companies across all industries for their upcoming 2014 schedule of events.

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January 08, 2014

New Year, New Events from CDM Media

CHICAGO, January 8, 2014—CDM Media is delighted to announce their 2014 events schedule, which includes numerous networking summits spread throughout four continents. The leading B2B technology marketing and media firm will host 12 different summits in their first quarter of the year; kick starting their 2014 schedule with a Mining Summit in Cape Town, Africa, at the end of the month.

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Locations

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Chicago

155 North Wacker Drive, Suite 3600

Chicago, IL 60606 USA

312-374-0800 - tel

312-374-0870 - fax

chicago@cdmmedia.com

Cardiff

Windsor Court, Windsor Place

Cardiff, UK

CF10 3BX

cardiff@cdmmedia.com

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.