CDO Pandemic Responses
Thursday April 16, 2020

How are Chief Digital Officers
Responding to COVID-19?

We hope you are all safe and healthy. We are living in unprecedented times.

We are all trying to keep ourselves, our family, friends, colleagues and neighbors safe while our companies and the economy take us into uncharted territory.

We thought it would be useful to share some examples and strategies that our community of Chief Digital Officers have used in response to the pandemic, below.

Next week, we will share examples that our community of Chief Data Officers and Chief Analytics Officers are using in response to COVID-19. 

How are YOU responding? Your peers might find it useful. Just reply to this email to let us know. 

Mike Clem: Chief Digital Officer, SVP at Sweetwater Sound
During the coronavirus, web traffic spikes for grocery retailers while jewelry traffic dips

Dylan Roberts: Chief Digital and Information Officer of Leeds City Council.
Coronavirus: ‘We got 10,000 staff remote working from home – in one weekend’ 

Lisa Schneider: Chief Digital Officer at Merriam-Webster.
How COVID-19 Led Merriam-Webster to Make Its Fastest Update Ever

Theo Blackwell MBE: Chief Digital Officer for London.
How London’s tech is adapting to the coronavirus challenge 

Tim Clark: Senior Vice President & Chief Digital Officer at NASCAR.
NASCAR Leverages Star Racers In Digital Extension Of Season 

Aaron Martin: EVP, Chief Digital Officer, PSJH at Providence St. Joseph Health.
Health system’s new COVID-19 chatbot uses Microsoft’s Health Bot and Azure 

Joshua Lowcock: EVP, Chief Digital & Innovation Officer at UM Worldwide.
Coronavirus Underscores The Need For An Ad Industry Crisis Response Team

See the full March blog posts for Chief Digital Officers and Chief Data/Analytics Officers.
Check out new Chief Digital Officers hired in March…
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