CDO Club, a community of C-suite digital types with over 1,000 members, has named Adam Brotman, Starbucks Coffee Company's Chief Digital Officer, the 2015 U.S. Chief Digital Officer of the Year.
Brotman was named the recipient of the award during CDO Club founder David Mathison's keynote presentation, "Hall of Fame: CDOs Who Have Become CEO and Board Directors," at the 3rd annual CDO
Summit on Wednesday, April 29 and hosted at Thomson Reuters in New York City.
Brotman joined Starbucks in April 2009, and under his leadership the company has become a leader in mobile
payments, with more than 18% of its U.S. store transactions occurring via mobile. In addition, the company processes more than 8 million mobile payments per week.
Brotman also led the
team responsible for piloting Starbucks Mobile Order & Pay in 2014, a mobile ordering feature integrated within the Starbucks app that allows customers to place their order as well as pay for
their food and beverage items in advance of visiting their store. The feature has been rolled out in 650 locations in the Pacific Northwest.