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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A key ingredient to great leadership is expertise, and our experienced management team sets the pace and the bar for the organization. Representing each of our departments, they bring years of experience to our expanding company, and all have the covetable characteristics of positivity, rigor and enthusiasm in common. Most importantly they believe in CDM Media, and this zealous advocacy shines through to our culture on a daily basis.

Glenn Willis
Founder, Chairman & CEO

As CDM Media’s chief executive officer, Glenn Willis drives the company’s day-to-day operations, product development and strategic vision. Founded in 2007 on his belief to simply "create meaningful, lasting business connections through engagement and interaction", this principle from Glenn’s original business plan is firmly rooted within the company’s mission, vision and culture.

CDM Media now boasts 220+ C-Suite summits, think tanks and executive dinners in 43 markets around the world and operates over 250 digital properties. Glenn has built a culture where camaraderie is a key tenet of business philosophy. His active engagement with technology communities and enthusiasm for innovation drive the company’s expansion on the path ahead.

Glenn is an avid sports fan and can be seen supporting Tottenham in the English Premier League and the Chicago Bulls at CDM Media’s United Center Suite, as well as partaking in any sport on any given day.

Mike Deedigan
VP, Talent Development

Mike is responsible for talent acquisition and human resource 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. His role has global coverage as he continues to drive and acquire talent that covers our expansion in Chicago, New York and Cardiff, U.K. 2011. Mike has more than 15 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, he enjoys watching soccer and baseball and organizing social CDM Media events.

Mark Southam
VP, Sales - North America

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. In 2014 Mark moved to New York City to open CDM Media’s East Coast operations, which he now leads in the Flatiron District. Previously, Mark was a Sales director with the SBS Division heading up a sales team that was focused on growing the company’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 and enjoys numerous sporting interests, namely rugby, soccer and golf.

Oliver Stebbings
VP, Sales - EMEA

Oliver oversees operations in CDM Media’s Cardiff, UK office. He is responsible for the overall strategy and direction of the EMEA region and driving the business to its long-term goals and vision. His leadership is marked by successful efforts to substantially improve sales, fostering connections with Fortune 500 clients all over the world and bolstering the position of the product portfolio.

Prior to becoming Vice President EMEA, Oliver 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. He enjoys raising money for charity including Diabetes UK, dining, travelling, fitness and driving nice cars and being a fan of cricket, Manchester United, England rugby.

Matt Capitao
VP, Technical Services

Matt serves as the Vice President of Technical Services. He joined CDM Media’s first office in Hawaii in 2008. Matt is responsible for leading the Technical Services department which encompasses CDM’s global IT operations, as well as Design and DevOps functions. His primary responsibilities include maintaining security, quality and availability for all voice and data networks and infrastructure, leading web and applications development operations, as well as researching, planning, and delivering innovative technology solutions and business processes to drive CDM Media’s growth.

Prior to joining CDM Media Matt served as GM/IT Manager at a leading property management company in Honolulu Hawaii, and has been an online entrepreneur since the very early days of the world wide web. In his personal time Matt is an avid fisherman, and enjoys traveling, all things outdoors, and learning to cook new dishes from cultures around the world.

Rhys Jones
VP, Administration & GRC Office

Rhys joined CDM during its infancy as its VP, Operations, since becoming the VP, Administration & GRC. In this role, Rhys has a broad range of responsibilities, mostly related to assisting with the core operations of the business and managing and mitigating risk.

Rhys is an attorney by profession, and before joining CDM Media worked at a City Law Firm in London where he advised on international and domestic corporate and commercial matters. Rhys was also previously an Officer at the University of Wales, and worked with the in-house legal team at the Royal Bank of Scotland. Rhys is a member of the England & Wales Law Society and is registered on the Roll of Solicitors in the UK.

James Quin
VP, Events

James joined CDM Media in 2014 as Senior Director of Content and C-Suite Communities and was promoted in 2016 as VP, Events. In this role he is directly responsible for the experience and engagement of all conference attendees and the broader community of executives that CDM Media works with.

James comes to CDM Media from the Info-Tech Research Group where his eight years of experience as a Senior Analyst, Lead Analyst, and Director of Research have given him unique insights into the challenges facing the C-Suite. Prior to joining the Info-Tech Research Group he held both consultant and practitioner roles, building hands-on experience over a ten-year period. James is an accomplished and in-demand public speaker.

Nelson Soares
Sr. Director, Relationship Management

Nelson leads all aspects of global CXO relationship management and is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with the executives who attend our gatherings. His department books Global 2000 keynote speakers and session thought leaders to build each CDM Media CXO brand for the live onsite event experience, aligning each executive with a detailed overview of the event and the logistics prior to their attendance.

Nelson earned his B.A. from University of Greenwich and also spent time in the U.S. on a soccer scholarship. Prior to CDM Media, Nelson started his career in customer service and soon found himself in the corporate insurance and finance world in London, then moved into the B2B technology world managing a large portfolio of international projects for the EMEA region. He is the proud father of two girls and enjoys cooking and traveling with his family.

Joran Thompson
Director, Marketing and Sales Enablement

Joran leads all elements of marketing initiatives including delegate and sponsor acquisition, internal and external brand messaging and communications, email marketing, public relations and social media. She accelerates our pipeline in engaging ways and provides visibility into sales operations by overseeing product analyses and demand generation. She joined CDM Media in 2014 as Marketing Manager to build the marketing department.

A Pennsylvania native, Joran earned her B.A. from Augustana College and MSIMC from Roosevelt University. She first worked in sales at Careerbuilder.com then moved on to a boutique PR firm and technology startups including a lifestyle media company in 1871 (a hub for Chicago’s tech community) and a card-linked consumer loyalty company. She is on the Make-a-Wish Associate Board and enjoys traveling, exploring new restaurants and her Wicker Park neighborhood.

Jennifer Rosa
Director, Client Services and Event Management

Jennifer oversees client services and event management operations globally, executing 80+ summits and custom events per year across North and South America, Europe, and Africa. She and her team own the full event life cycle, from event strategy and planning through on-site execution, with a focus on creating an elite client experience and facilitating meaningful engagement opportunities for attendees. In addition to event responsibilities, Jen manages client communications and fulfillment to ensure every event is best in class.

Originally from the east coast, Jen previously ran major fundraising events for a national nonprofit and later worked on Wall Street managing executive events in banking and financial services. An outdoors enthusiast, she enjoys hiking, road trips, and unique travel experiences.

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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"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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October 15, 2013

CDM Media Reveals Details of Upcoming Mining Summit in Africa

CHICAGO, October 15th, 2013—CDM Media is pleased to reveal the details of its second mining event in Africa—January 30-31, 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa. The top mining executives from across Africa will gather to network, exchange insight and collaborate on the most current issues and trends facing the industry.

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September 24, 2013

CDM Media Reveals Keynote Presenters from Direct Line Group and Aviva for CIO Insurance Summit EU

CHICAGO, September 24th, 2013— CDM Media announce Angela Morrison, CIO of Direct Line Group and Phil Pavitt, Global IT Transformation Director of Aviva as keynote presenters for the CIO Insurance Summit—December 5th, 2013 in London, UK. Each will deliver a keynote presentation and sit on an Executive Visions panel discussion, directly engaging with leading CIOs in the European Insurance industry.

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September 16, 2013

CDM Media Announces Details for Inaugural CIO GAS (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) Summit

CHICAGO, September 16th, 2013—CDM Media is pleased to announce event details for the first CIO GAS Summit, - October 2nd, 2013 at the Jumeirah Frankfurt hotel in Frankfurt, Germany. This will be a forum for innovative IT leaders across Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

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July 10, 2013

CDM Media Continues Regional Summit Series with Upcoming CIO Toronto Summit and CIO Calgary Summit

CHICAGO, July 10, 2013—CDM Media announced summit details today for its upcoming inaugural CIO Toronto Summit, September 17, 2013, and CIO Calgary Summit, September 19, 2013. These will be the company’s first high-level gatherings focused on the local IT communities of leading Canadian cities.

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June 19, 2013

CIOs and IT Executives Invited to Speak at Upcoming CIO Finance Summit

CHICAGO, June 19, 2013—CDM Media extended an invitation to CIOs and IT executives today to speak at the upcoming CIO Finance Summit, Sept. 8-10, 2013, at the Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta in Atlanta, Ga.

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June 12, 2013

CDM Media Announces CISO Summit Award Winners

CHICAGO, June 12, 2013—CDM Media announced today the summit award winners from the recently concluded CISO Summit, June 4-5, 2013, at the Trump Doral Golf Resort & Spa Miami in Miami, Fla.

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May 22, 2013

Info-Tech Research Group to Share Insight on Driving Innovation at Upcoming CIO Midmarket Summit

CHICAGO, May 22, 2013—Since its inception, Information Technology (IT) has been characterized by continuous change. It’s a discipline that refuses to permit a comfort zone, one that never stops growing and improving to suit new business needs. Nobody can deny that the IT landscape five years ago was much different than it is today, and Info-Tech Research Group points out that, in five more years, we’ll be dealing with something that hardly resembles what we currently understand as IT.

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May 15, 2013

CIOs and IT Executives Invited to Speak at Upcoming CIO Insurance Summit

CHICAGO, May 15, 2013—CDM Media extended an invitation to CIOs and IT executives today to speak at the upcoming CIO Insurance Summit, Sept. 11-12, 2013, at the Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta in Atlanta, Ga.

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May 02, 2013

CDM Media Announces Event Details for Upcoming Oil & Gas Summit Africa

CHICAGO, May 2, 2013—CDM Media announced event details today for its upcoming Oil & Gas Summit Africa, August 18-20, 2013, to be held in Maputo, Mozambique.

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April 25, 2013

Cloud Security Alliance to Moderate Panel Discussion at CIO Summit Europe

CHICAGO, April 25, 2013—CDM Media announced today that the company will partner with Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), a leading not-for-profit organization dedicated to cloud computing education and promoting best practices. CSA will moderate an Executive Visions panel at the upcoming CIO Summit Europe, May 12-14, 2013, in London.

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April 17, 2013

CDM Media to Partner with Novarica for Upcoming Summits

CHICAGO, April 17, 2013—CDM Media announced today that the company will partner with Novarica, a research and advisory services division of Novantas LLC., for the CIO Finance, CIO Insurance and Core Systems Summits to be held this September at the Four Seasons Hotel in Atlanta.

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April 10, 2013

CDM Media Announces Partnership with Federal Times for Upcoming CIO Government Summit

CHICAGO, April 10, 2013—CDM Media announced today that it will partner with Federal Times, the one-stop news and information service for federal managers, for the upcoming CIO Government Summit, May 5-7, 2013, in Dallas, Texas.

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April 08, 2013

CDM Media Announced Event Details for Upcoming Oil & Gas Summit Latin America

CDM Media announced event details today for its upcoming Oil & Gas Summit Latin America, April 21-23, 2013, at the Windsor Barra in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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March 21, 2013

CDM Media Kicks Off Regional Summit Series with Upcoming CIO New York Summit

CHICAGO, March 21, 2013—CDM Media announced event details today for its upcoming inaugural CIO New York Summit, April 4, 2013, to be held at the Millennium Broadway Hotel – Times Square in New York City. The event will kick off a series of high-level events focused on the IT communities of leading North American cities.

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February 27, 2013

CDM Media Announces Collaboration with Wi-Fi Alliance ® for Upcoming Technology Events

CDM Media announced today that it will collaborate with Wi-Fi Alliance®, a global non-profit industry association of hundreds of leading companies devoted to seamless connectivity. Wi-Fi Alliance will participate in all CIO Summits, Mobility Summits and CTO Telecom Summits held in North America in 2013.

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February 19, 2013

CDM Media Announces Event Details for Upcoming Cancer Informatics Summit

CHICAGO, February 19, 2013—CDM Media announced event details today for its upcoming inaugural Cancer Informatics Summit, Feb. 20-22, 2013, at The Fairmont Dallas in Dallas, Texas.

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February 05, 2013

CDM Media Announces Partnership with CloudTweaks for Upcoming CIO Cloud Summits

CDM Media announced today that it will partner with CloudTweaks, a leading authority in cloud computing information, for two upcoming CIO Cloud Summits. The events will be held May 7-8, 2013, in New York City, and Dec. 8-10, 2013, in Scottsdale, Ariz.

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January 30, 2013

CDM Media Announces Partnership with CloudTimes for Upcoming CIO Cloud Summits

CHICAGO, January 30, 2013—CDM Media announced today that it will partner with CloudTimes, the premier source for thought leadership and latest news on cloud computing, for all upcoming CIO Cloud Summits to be held in North America in 2013.

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January 15, 2013

CDM Media To Host Debut Mining Summit in Africa

CDM Media is slated to host its first mining event in Africa beginning this weekend, gathering leading mining executives based in Africa to network with peers, share insight and explore the latest solutions in a focused business environment. The Mining Summit Africa, Jan. 20-22, 2013, will be held at the Victoria & Alfred Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa.

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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.