On 6 – 8 November 2019 at the excellent Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, California, the US edition of our CMO Digital Insight Summit will bring together senior decision-makers and business leaders from across the digital spectrum to discuss current industry challenges and opportunities, how to get the most out of them – and where the solutions lie for today’s digital marketers.

Key themes under discussion include: Creating a Customer Centric Culture… Building a Community: The Future Digital Consumer… Where to Find the Connected Spender; The Next Generation Marketing Executive: Skills, tools and mindsets for success

From case studies that lift the lid on operations inside best-in-class organizations, to workshops and collaborative sessions that focus on real challenges and future technology innovations, to one-to-one meetings with industry peers offering practical advice tailored to your specific needs, the summit provides you with everything you need to implement your key projects more effectively.

Our Approach

Every GDS Summit has one stated aim: to help attending executives implement their key projects more effectively. We do this by developing an in-depth understanding of those executives' project needs, the business outcomes they want to achieve, and the challenges they face in terms of hitting those goals.

Who Attends

Our summits are designed for executives looking to take their business to the next level – from market-leading brands to disruptive new entrants. As such, we’ve worked with some of the world’s best-loved and most forward-thinking businesses.
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Past Attendees

At previous events we've helped executives from some the world's most significant firms - as well as the most forward-thinking - to address their project challenges.
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Aaron Shaffer
VP Analytics & Insights
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Gustavo Alvarado
Sr. Director Global Media
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David Buxbaum
VP Global eCommerce & Amazon Marketing
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Kim Bartley
White Castle
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Joyce Szudzik
VP Digital & Social Media
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Ryan Nathan
VP eCommerce
Weight Watchers International
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Frank Sottosanti
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Stephen Lamb
Sr. Director, Digital Marketing and Media
Chico's FAS
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Dan Cruz
VP Digital Media and Integrated Partnerships
Marvel Entertainment
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Michail Takach
Chief Digital Officer
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Leo Griffin
VP Digital Strategy
VF Corporation
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Michael Dellatte
SVP Global Digital Channels

6 Challenges in Digital Marketing

Our summit is focused on solving your strategic challenges
  • To use data effectively to drive personalized experiences and meet rising customer expectation.
  • To understand how to close the loop between brand and performance marketing.
  • To develop a credible, authentic, consistent voice across myriad customer touchpoints and channels.
  • To prove the value of digital marketing efforts through effective metrics and measurement.
  • To create assets at the required volume to feed the content marketing machine.
  • To activate cultural networks, tapping into tribes and harnessing the power of community.
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Summit Schedule

3 Days - 3 Summit Themes - 3 Workshops
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Wednesday November 6, 2019
Summit registration
1:00pm - 6:00pm
Solution provider briefing
2:00pm - 2:30pm
Welcome remarks and delegate briefing
2:30pm - 2:45pm
Panel Discussion
2:45pm - 3:30pm
Keynote Panel
3:30pm - 3:50pm
Title TBC
3:50pm - 5:00pm
Drill Down Roundtables
Roundtable feedback
5:00pm - 5:30pm
Networking drinks
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Gala dinner
7:00pm - 10:00pm
8:00pm - 8:30pm
Gala dinner keynote, Q&A
Thursday November 7, 2019
7:00am - 7:50am
Welcome Remarks
7:50am - 8:00am
8:00am - 8:20am
Title TBC
8:20am - 8:50am
Title TBC
Panel Discussion
8:50am - 9:20am
Keynote Panel
Oxford Style Debate and Live Polling
9:20am - 10:00am
Title TBC
Coffee & Networking Break
10:00am - 10:20am
Case Study
10:20am - 11:00am
Title TBC
11:00am - 11:40am
Title TBC
Panel Discussion
11:40am - 12:20pm
Title TBC
12:20pm - 12:50pm
Title TBC
Networking Lunch
12:50pm - 1:50pm
1:50pm - 2:40pm
Drill Down Roundtables
2:40pm - 3:20pm
Title TBC
Case Study
3:20pm - 4:00pm
Title TBC
Panel Discussion
4:00pm - 4:40pm
Title TBC
Coffee & Networking Break
4:40pm - 5:00pm
Oxford Style Debate and Live Polling
5:00pm - 5:40pm
Title TBC
5:40pm - 6:10pm
Closing Keynote
Attendee downtime
6:10pm - 7:00pm
Networking drinks
7:00pm - 7:30pm
Gala dinner, silent auction, quiz/trivia
7:30pm - 10:00pm
Friday November 8, 2019
7:00 am - 8:20 am
Welcome Remarks
8:20 am - 8:30 am
8:30 am - 8:50 am
Title TBC
8:50 am - 9:20 am
Title TBC
9:20 am - 10:00 am
Drill Down Roundtables
Coffee & Networking Break
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Case Study
10:30 am - 11:10 am
Title TBC
11:10 am - 11:50 am
Title TBC
Panel Discussion
11:50 am - 12:30 pm
Closing panel & wrap up
Buffet lunch
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Summit Location

Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, Carlsbad, California

Our events take place at some of the most prestigious venues in the world. Five-star accommodation, dining and amenities make attending one of our summits both business and pleasure. Being productive has never been so much fun.

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Senior executives love our summits because of the unparalleled opportunity to meet people with ideas on how to move their key projects forward. But don’t just take our word for it…

To discuss how GDS Summits can help you solve your project challenges contact us on: 0117 921 4000 or email sayhello@gdsgroup.com.

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