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 22, 2014

CDM Media set to Host Annual CIO UK Summit at Chelsea Football Club!

CHICAGO, USA & CARDIFF, UK: October 22, 2014 – CDM Media, the leading B2B Marketing and media firm, today announced that they will be running their annual CIO UK Summit at London’s famous Chelsea Football Club. Taking place on 4th November 2014, the summit will bring together 40 CIOs and Senior Technology Leaders from across the UK into an intimate forum where they can collaborate on industry trends and challenges, while networking with peers.

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September 16, 2014

Wipro Ltd. to Keynote at Upcoming CIO Germany, Austria & Switzerland Summit

CHICAGO & CARDIFF, September 16, 2014 – CDM Media today announced that Wipro Ltd will be presenting the Opening Keynote at the upcoming CIO Germany, Austria and Switzerland Summit which is taking place on September 17th 2014 at the Westin Grand Frankfurt.

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September 03, 2014

CDM Media Announces Partnership with BigDataVendors

CHICAGO, September 3, 2014 – Today CDM Media, the leading producer of C-level executive technology summits, announces an exclusive partnership with BigDataVendors, an ecosystem of 100+ Big Data solutions providers, for promotion of its upcoming Big Data Summit being held November 16-18, 2014 at the luxurious FireSky Resort and Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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August 22, 2014

CDM Media – One of the Fastest Growing Companies in America

CHICAGO, August 22, 2014 – Today CDM Media is extremely proud to announce that they have landed a spot on the prestigious Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing private companies in America. The magazine has been publishing the list non-stop since 1982 and this year recognized 95 Chicago-based companies, of which CDM Media was one.

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August 11, 2014

CDM Media Reports Groundbreaking Growth During First Six Months of 2014

CHICAGO, August 11, 2014 – CDM Media, the leading B2B Marketing and Media Firm, announced today that it has achieved 21% growth in just the first six months of 2014. Spurred on by increased market demand, the company has added 75 new logos to their client list, which already includes technology heavyweights such as IBM, Oracle, AT&T, Salesforce, Tata Consultancy Services and Box.

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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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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.