Executive Insights Podcast – Ken Kumar

We’re thrilled to announce the next episode of the Executive Insights Podcast series. The third episode of the podcast features Ken Kumar, a global executive technology leader in the pharmaceutical and manufacturing industry, as he sits down with our Relationship Management Director, John Suguitan.

Tune in to the second episode of the podcast series where Sergio shares his insight on the latest challenges facing his industry, the latest technology disruptors, the impact of digital transformation and more!

Executive Insights Podcast – Sergio Rio

We’re thrilled to announce the next episode of the Executive Insights Podcast series. The second episode of the podcast features food & beverage industry leader, Sergio Rio as he sits down with our Relationship Management Director, John Suguitan.

Tune in to the second episode of the podcast series where Sergio shares his insight on the latest challenges facing his industry, strategy around digital transformation, relationship with technology partners and more!

CDM Media Announces New Chief Revenue Officer

Mark Southam assumes role of CRO; Additional executive changes announced.

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – CDM Media USA Inc.  announced today the promotion of Mark Southam to Chief Revenue Officer. He will be responsible for all global operations pertaining to customer-facing and revenue-generating teams at CDM Media, which includes Sales, Marketing, Customer Success, Revenue Operations, and Business Development. Southam will continue to report directly to Glenn Willis, founder and CEO.

“Since day one, Mark has been a testament to hard work and dedication, and he’s been instrumental to the growth of this organization. This new role is beyond well-deserved. I’m excited for the future of CDM Media with Mark’s guidance and expertise in this role and look forward to our continued rapid growth with him at the helm.”

– Glenn Willis, CEO & Founder

Southam joined the company in 2007 as a Sales Director and quickly rose through the management ranks. Prior to assuming the role of Chief Revenue Officer, Southam served as the VP of Sales & Major Accounts.

“I couldn’t be more excited about the opportunity and the future here at CDM Media. Our product has never been better, the challenges we’re solving have never been bigger, and we look forward to growing with our customers again this year.”

– Mark Southam, Chief Revenue Officer

Alongside Southam, several other senior-level team leaders received promotions to new roles. Mike Deedigan, who previously oversaw the company’s talent acquisition department has taken on a new hybrid role as Vice President of Growth & People. Michael Sarkady was announced as the company’s new Vice President of Special Projects & Planning. Nelson Soares, formerly the Senior Director Relationship Management has been promoted to Vice President Relationship Management & C-Suite Network, overseeing all aspects of the executive relationships maintained by CDM Media.

Executive Insights Podcast – Rebecca Harness

Get in on the Executive Insights on our first episode of the new Podcast series, hosted by our Relationship Management Director, John Suguitan, we sit down with Information Security Officer, Rebecca Harness.

Check out the podcast now to hear Rebecca’s responses to the latest trends such as the evolution of information security technologies, the major technology disruptors, the impacts of GDPR, the impact of blockchain for her organization, relationships with her solution providers, and much more!

London Is Calling!

After 11 years of operation in cities including Honolulu, New York, Cardiff, Chicago, we are excited to announce the official opening of our brand-new London location in heart of the historic City of London. We are excited to join the area as we continue to expand our services in Europe.

We are excited to invest in the future growth and expansion of our EMEA team. Along with the vibrant office surroundings, close site-seeing, and not to forget – rooftop ping-pong, we will be occupying the penthouse office of the Cannon Green building! The office will be led by our Director EMEA, Jonathan Kinchin, alongside veteran leader and Sales Director EMEA, Matt Rymon.

“Thrilled to have joined CDM Media and to be responsible for growing the business in EMEA. We have a strong history of delivering world class content for our C-level executive network and providing them with introductions to technology vendors who can improve their businesses. I look forward to further building our network in EMEA and providing the same level of service they would expect from our team in Chicago.”

As we continue to build out our team, the opening of our London office provides veteran team members the opportunity to relocate to an exciting new country and market! In addition to the exciting changes for our team internally, we are looking to welcome on new team members on both the Sponsorship Sales and Delegate Sales side. All this is in effort to service our clients better with a new location and expansion of events.


Glenn Willis
CEO & Founder of CDM Media



CDM Media Announces Partnership with ISSA-LA

Los Angeles – February 27, 2018: CDM Media, a leading B2B marketing and media firm, has announced a partnership with ISSA-LA, who will partner with CDM Media for CDM Media’s CISO SoCal Summit in Los Angeles on March 20, 2018 along with ISSA-LA CISO Forum on May 4th, 2018 in Universal City.

At the ISSA-LA CISO Forum experience cutting-edge educational sessions presented by a world-class line up of speakers, including Ira Winkler (one of the world’s experts in internet security and information warfare), Mark Weatherford (former CISO for California), and Robert Hansen (CISO at OutsideIntel). There will be a great CISO panel hitting on the key issues you face. The forum takes place during the ISSA LA Summit X where you will have access to two great keynote presentations from Robert Herjavec, Shark tank investor and President, Herjavec Group; and Marcus Ranum, Network and Security Researcher.

There will also be two full days of discounted training classes on May 2-3:

  • Essential Defensive Strategies with Kevin Cardwell
  • Embedded Security & Reverse Engineering 101 with Aaron Guzman
  • The OWASP Application Security Verification Standard 3.1 with Jim Manico
  • So You Want to Run a Secure Service on AWS? with William Bengston
  • Using CyberOps Deception to Protect the Network with Kevin Cardwell

Sign up today at https://summit.issala.org

The Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) is the community of choice for international cyber security professionals dedicated to advancing individual growth, managing technology risk, and protecting critical information and infrastructure. ISSA members and award winners include many of the industry’s notable luminaries and represent a broad range of industries – from communications, education, healthcare, manufacturing, financial and consulting to IT – as well as federal, state and local government departments and agencies. Through regional chapter meetings, conferences, networking events and content, members tap into a wealth of shared knowledge and expertise. Visit ISSA on the web at www.issa.org and follow us on Twitter at @ISSAINTL.

About CDM Media
CDM Media is a leading B2B technology marketing and media firm, producing C-level executive events all over the world. CDM Media specializes in technology summits and custom events for C-level executives from Fortune 1000 companies, together with major technology solution providers. These events are driven by industry, region, organizational role and current hot topics, enabling attending delegates to address current issues and trends, learn from one another, network and generate key takeaways. CDM Media is headquartered in Chicago. To learn more, visit www.cdmmedia.com.