Gereurd Roberts, currently CEO of Pacific Magazines, has been named the new Chief Digital Officer of Seven West Media. The role, reporting to CEO James Warburton, will commence once SWM’s $40 million sale of Pacific Magazines to Bauer Media is finalised. In the role, Roberts will be responsible for broadcast
The role of chief digital officer could be in trouble – or they might just be working for companies that are already in trouble. And if they do too well at their job, their role might disappear completely. Public companies with chief digital officer under-perform their public market peers without
Once seen as disruptors for hire, and often met with entrenched organisational resistance, Chief Digital Officers have emerged as key strategic operators. Increasingly they also have a direct reporting relationship to the CEO, according to studies conducted by Forrester Research and others. However, despite the growing centrality of digital strategy, the role
In 2003, Michael Lewis published the best-seller, Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, featuring the nouveau analytics-based approach to evaluating baseball players developed by the Oakland Athletics’ general manager, Billy Beane. In general the approach dispensed with hindsight-oriented metrics such as batting averages, strikeouts and walks, in developing predictive
Nineteen per cent of the world’s top 2,500 companies now have a designated executive to lead their digital agenda, according to a new study from Strategy&, PwC’s strategy consulting business. The title attached to these executive roles vary from Head of Digital Transformation to CTO, CIO and Chief Digital Officer.
Equity analysts will soon be able to attach a dollar figure to a company’s information portfolio, driving up the valuation of data savvy businesses. Although it is one of a company’s most important assets, information is not found the balance sheet thanks to current accounting practices. Sign up for Which-50’s
The emergence of the chief digital officer is shaking up the c-suite in more and more organisations throughout Australia, Europe and the US. Recent research suggests that 83 per cent of top digitally performing companies have an explicitly and formally appointed digital leader. The CDO Club, the world’s largest network