Susan C. MacDermid is SVP of interactive at dmg world media, where she is in charge of the company's iMedia and ad:tech event and publishing businesses.

Susan C. MacDermid has a 15-year track record growing interactive agencies in the US and Asia. A recognized industry leader, she has worked on digital strategies for 25 of the world´s top 100 brands: ABC, Adidas, AOL, AT&T, BMG, Cartier, Citibank, Coca-Cola, Delta, Diageo, Disney, EMI, ESPN, Fujitsu, GE, GM, Hitachi, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Lipton, Matsushita, Panasonic, Sony, Sprite, Toshiba, Warner Bros., UBS, and Unilever.

• Strategized C-mode, the revolutionary alliance between Coca-Cola and NTT DoCoMo, enabling consumers to purchase from vending machine using their mobile phones
• Created the first mobile frequent flyer program for Delta
• Launched AOL´s online personals service in the US
• Launched Sony Play Station 2 to become the world´s dominant game console brand
• Strategized Asia´s most popular gaming site
• Drove Disney Interactive to No. 1 in edutainment with the launch of the Lion King CR-ROM

Susan was previously Chief M-Commerce Strategist for Ecrio, a wireless software developer. Prior to that, she held various management roles: Founder and President of a $10 million overseas office for Modem Media (acquired by Digitas), and Managing Director of InfoPlus, a privately held integrated marketing agency.

Susan did her Ph.D. fellowship researching the emergence of mass media at Keio University, Tokyo. She is fluent in Japanese. During the digital downturn, she did her Master's in Wine at the Culinary Institute in St. Helena and at the Université du Vin in southern France.