Jessica Federer is the Chief Digital Officer at Bayer, a global enterprise of 113,000 people focused on advancing “Science For A Better Life” through health care, agriculture, and high-tech polymer materials. Within Bayer, Jessica has held positions in Regulatory Affairs, Market Access, Communications and Public Affairs. She received a Master of Public Health degree from the Yale School of Public Health, and a Bachelors of Science from The George Washington University. Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, she now lives in Dusseldorf, Germany. Jessica is passionate abouttranslating digital developments into public health advancements, and is an avid supporter of global childhood education.
Keyvan Peymani is the managing director of the digital strategy division at ICM Partners, a talent and literary agency representing clients in the fields of motion pictures, television, publishing,music, theater, branded entertainment and digital media. ICM Partners is one of the predominant agencies in the United States and Europe, with its principal offices in Los Angeles, New York and London.
As head of digital strategy, Mr.Peymani’s focus is the expansion of the agency’s efforts across all aspects of the technology and digital sectors, bringing innovative opportunities to the agency and its clients, including the creation of new business and investments with long-term benefits.
Prior to joining ICM Partners, Mr. Peymani served as Vice President of Direct-to-Consumer Business Planning and Operations at Warner Bros., where he led strategy, operations, planning and development for the DTC division within digital distribution. In addition, he oversaw the Media Manufacture on Demand, Mobile Applications and Out My Window business lines and worked on industry leading forays into the first fully digital movie application, the first screenings of movies through Facebook and the acquisition of Flixster. Previously, he served as the head of content acquisitions for catalog content and led the wholesales efforts at Netflix; he led alternative business development for Disney’s music group;and he was the Chief Operating Officer at Nettwerk Music Group.
Mr. Peymani began his career leading his own new media company and has advised Fortune 100 companies around the world. He currently serves on the faculty of USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, covering entertainment and emerging business models.
Sree Sreenivasan is the first Chief Digital Officer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the latest step in what he calls “a three-decade, one-way love affair with the world’s greatest museum.
At the Met, he leads a world-class team on topics he loves: digital, social, mobile, video, apps, data, geolocation, email and more.
He joined the Met after spending 20 years at Columbia University as a member of the faculty of the Columbia Journalism School and a year as the university’s first Chief Digital Officer. He will continue to teach a digital media course there each semester.
In 2009, he was named one of AdAge’s 25 media people to follow on Twitter and in 2010 was named one of Poynter’s 35 most influential people in social media.
David Mathison is the curator of the Chief Digital Officer Summit and founder of the CDO Club.
He is the world’s leading authority on Chief Digital and Data officers, and has been quoted by the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, Computerworld, McKinsey & Company, MIT Sloan Management Review, CMS Wire, ZDNet, Fierce CIO, and I-CIO, among others.
He was previously the founder and Managing Director of the Digital Media practice at Chadick Ellig, a premiere executive search consultancy named by Business Week as “one of the world’s most influential headhunters.
Mathison’s book, BE THE MEDIA, was featured in the NY Times after he pre-sold over 5,000 copies in 11 days via his web site, Twitter, and Facebook.
He has given keynote presentations everywhere from Columbia University to the United Nations (3 times in 2010), from Amsterdam to Zagreb.
From 1999-2001 he was founder and CEO of the Kinecta Corporation where he raised $30 million in under 2 years. Kinecta was acquired and is now part of Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL).
From 1994-1999 Mathison was Vice President with Thomson Reuters, the world’s largest news agency, where he pioneered online content syndication.
Mathison earned his Masters degree from Columbia University in 1995.
Sumita Singh is the Senior Vice President of Marketing, Elsevier’s Corporate R&D business based in New York. In her role, she is responsible for defining and leading the strategic marketing and ecommerce efforts to support organic growth. She leads the group’s worldwide multi-channel marketing communications strategy and agency relationships.
Prior to Elsevier, Sumita served as the Senior Vice President of Strategic Marketing for Thomson Reuters Financial & Risk where she built the global center of excellence in marketing services, customer intelligence and strategic marketing as well as the company’s internal marketing services group.
Ms. Singh held similar roles at WebMD Health and New York Media. Singh holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature from the University of Delhi, a master’s in mass communications from the University of Florida and a master’s of business in marketing from the Stern School of Business at New York University. Ms. Singh teaches Digital Marketing at New York
University’s MS in Integrated Marketing program in New York.
Maggie Buggie is Vice President and Global Head of Digital Sales and Marketing for Capgemini. Maggie helps CXOs cross sector transform their enterprises and customer experience to increase business performance through intelligent use of digital.
Previously she was responsible for Global Cloud Sales and Consulting and delivered a number of transformation programmes at other consulting and technology service companies. She has significant international experience and is the executive sponsor for the diversity@capgemini initiative.
She was the 2013 winner of the of “Women in the City” Technology category award in recognition of her achievements. Maggie holds both a Master of Letters and a BBS Lang in Business and French from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. She also holds a degree from the Grande Ecole de Commerce de Rouen, France. In her free time she is an avid cyclist and a novice horse-racing jockey.