We’ve just kicked off the New Year in sunny Cape Town, South Africa, with our very first Mining Summit Africa! This exclusive event brought together executives from leading Africa-based companies, including Anglo American, Gold Fields, Exxaro, Xstrata and Newmont to name a few. Our staff on site noted an exciting buzz in the air, with thought leaders collaborating on key challenges facing the African mining industry. This was top leaders getting heads together on issues of real and universal importance—we love this kind of stuff!
The Mining Summit Africa is the first of a new CDM Media series of regional Mining Summits scheduled around the globe, and it’s not the only new thing in the pipeline. We’ve got a full line of regional Oil & Gas Summits, a campaign of regional City Summits serving great metropolitan areas across North America, an inaugural CFO Summit and an event for executives working in cancer informatics.
It’s going to be a big year for CDM Media as we break ground and enter new markets on a global scale. Our Cardiff office is running full steam, spearheading our EMEA events on the strength of unprecedented company growth in the past year. Here in the States, our Chicago headquarters team is gearing up to drive the most robust schedule of events in CDM Media history.
CDM is passionate about getting involved and giving back to the community, and this year will be no exception. First up on the agenda? Amid the unforgiving cold of a Chicago winter, a number of our (bolder) employees will be jumping into Lake Michigan for a great cause. More good (and possibly reckless) deeds to come. We’re pretty excited.
Addressing Evolving IT Issues:
2013 will be another year of increased innovation and change in the IT realm. Today’s industry thought leaders will strive to manage complexity as disruptive technologies continue disrupting at cosmic speeds. Developments show in big data, cloud, mobility, analytics and enterprise security to list a few—each of these practices representing vast technological systems and organizational processes made up of hundreds of little constantly changing, enhancing parts. The IT game is evolving and it’s more important than ever for C-levelers to be light on their feet. Gartner forecasts another healthy rise in global IT spending this year, and CIOs are tasked with harnessing these technologies to drive business goals. A tough errand, but far from an impossible one.
We’re looking forward to an exciting year! See you at the summits!