Past Summits

2016 Denver CIO Executive Leadership Summit

Ritz Carlton Denver, Denver, CO


Event Highlights

The CIO Executive Leadership Summit delivers world class thought leadership in a club-like setting where attendees will receive unique insights into best practices and will hear success stories involving leadership, management, technology and career development.

Highly interactive sessions will provide many opportunities for attendees, speakers and panelists to be engaged in both learning and discussion. The objective for the day is to deliver high quality useful information that attendees can develop into an action plan.

Key Areas of Focus Include:
• Strategy, Process Improvement and Alignment
• Innovation and Technology
• Career Management and Leadership Development


  • Renee Arrington
    Senior Vice President
    Pearson Partners International, Inc.

    Renee Arrington offers clients over 20 years’ experience in retained executive search. She excels in recruiting senior executive talent for Fortune 500 companies, private-equity-backed businesses and not-for-profit organizations. She is a member the Pearson Partners board of directors and leads the firm’s Fort Worth office and CIO and IT leadership practice with clients in technology, retail, financial services, business services, distribution and R&D. Renee conducts searches for board members, presidents and executive directors among other senior leadership positions.

    Renee was named one of the top 40 Gatekeepers to the C-Suite by Hunt Scanlon Media, a search industry analyst. She is an active member of IIC Partners and the Association for Executive Search Consultants (AESC).

    Renee approaches each search consultatively. She understands her clients’ cultures and the types of leaders best suited to their business life cycles and challenges. She is attentive to diversity and believes a well-run search can deliver market insight. Renee appreciates the value of using assessment instruments as part of the search.

    Prior to joining Pearson Partners in 2006, Renee was a vice president in the technology practice of a global retained search firm, and was previously a shareholder and partner in the technology practice of another global firm.

    In addition to serving on Pearson Partners’ board of directors, Renee serves on the boards of directors of the Dallas/Fort Worth chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM), the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) North Texas Chapter and the Foundation for the Young Women’s Leadership Academy in Fort Worth. She is an executive committee member of Dallas Executive Women’s Roundtable (EWR) and a member of Fort Worth’s Women Steering Business (WSB). Renee has previously served on the board of North Texas Public Broadcasting (NPR Affiliate) and was board chairman of both the YWCA of Fort Worth and Tarrant County and the Fort Worth Westside YMCA.

    Renee is a frequent speaker at the HMG Strategy CIO Summits around the country. She has written a monthly column for CIO Decisions magazine and has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, CareerJournal.com, IT World, Network World and Business Process Outsourcing: The Competitive Advantage (Wiley 2005). She was honored among the finalists in D CEO’s 2016 CIO/CTO Awards in the Technology Advocate category

    Renee earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from Trinity University and studied at Parsons School of Design in Paris. She and her husband, Michael, live in Fort Worth.

  • David Bessen
    Director and CIO
    Arapahoe County Government

    David Bessen joined Arapahoe County Government in December 2011 as the Director of Information Technology. In the past two years, he has established IT governance, moved the IT Department along ITSM path and established liaisons between IT and its colleagues in the County Departments and Offices. Prior to joining the County, he was in the media (newspaper and website) industry where he served as Vice President and Chief Information Officer at MediaNews Group, the second largest newspaper chain in the U.S. (headquartered in Denver) and IT Director at Copley Newspapers in San Diego. His responsibilities ranged from managing transactional systems for advertising and subscriptions, to ERP implementations, web content management systems, business intelligence, networking and DR/BCP.  David has also consulted in the publishing industry, as well as designed and managed projects for Fortune 350 firms.

    David began his career in publishing technology as the founder of a small typesetting company specializing in academic journal publishing. Later, he worked as a support analyst and software trainer with Bestinfo, the software company that developed one of the first commercial-grade publishing systems that operated on a personal computer. He then worked for Management Processor Integrators as Vice President of Operations, consulting on electronic page-building projects at TV Guide and Copley Newspaper’s Fox Valley Press near Chicago.

    In his former career, Dr. Bessen taught ancient, medieval and Renaissance history at several Midwestern colleges. His other interests include cooking, photography and hiking in the Rockies.

  • Curtis A. Carver Jr.
    Vice President & CIO
    University of Alabama at Birmingham

    With a unique mix of industry and academic experiences, Dr. Carver has developed and deployed innovative solutions to pressing problems both inside and outside the classroom and around the world. As an Army leader and technologist, Dr. Carver led the development of software systems that supported our nation during the Bosnian and Afghanistan conflicts. During a military career spanning 27 years, he deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq, lived in Italy and Korea, and spent twelve years as an educator and administrator at West Point. West Point was ranked as the #1 college in America by Forbes magazine and the #1 public liberal arts college by US News and World Report during his tenure. As an educator, Dr. Carver was a Professor of Computer Science, American Council of Education Fellow, recipient of the FISSEA Educator of the Year Award as well as a number of best paper awards at international conferences.

    Curt is a graduate of West Point, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science. He also has a M.S. and PhD in Computer Science from Texas A&M University. Prior to his position in the University System of Georgia, he served as the Vice Dean for Education, Vice Dean for Resources, and academic Chief Information Officer at West Point.

    Dr. Carver was born December 22, 1960 in Savannah, Georgia. He and his wife Eileen have three children.

  • Steven Clagg
    CIO
    Aurora Public Schools

  • Tony Cole
    Vice President and Global Government CTO
    FireEye

    As FireEye Vice President and Global Government CTO, Tony Cole assists government agencies and companies worldwide in understanding today’s advanced threats and their potential impact. Prior to FireEye, Mr. Cole ran global government security consulting services for McAfee, headed a large government-focused consulting group, and served in a lead technical program business development role at Symantec. Mr. Cole is retired from the U.S. Army, where his last military assignment was technical operations manager for network security services at the Pentagon.  He has over 30 years’ experience in communications, intelligence, cryptography and a variety of other IT and security environments.

  • Martin Coover
    Partner & Executive Search Consultant
    Jobplex

    Based out of the firm’s Denver, Colorado office, Martin T. Coover serves as executive vice president for Jobplex, Inc., a DHR International company. Martin has more than a decade of domestic and international corporate experience. Having served in various marketing management and communications leadership positions across the education, international non-profit, retail, and food & beverage segments, Martin utilizes an in-depth understanding of the global workplace to bring a unique and focused perspective to the world of executive search. Currently in his third year with the firm, Martin has managed projects across an array of market segments and continues to develop impactful relationships throughout the worlds of education, non-profit, food & beverage, manufacturing, construction management, direct sales, software and technology, energy/oil & gas, real estate, and health care among others.  Never straying too far from his education roots, Martin also currently serves as a member of the Corporate Work Study Program Board at Arrupe Jesuit, and is an active fundraiser and committee member with the Denver Scholarship Foundation. Prior to moving to Denver and joining DHR International, Martin and his wife spent time living and working in the city of Quito, Ecuador.  While working at the British School of Quito, he also provided marketing, communications, and consulting services to various educational non-profits. Before heading to South America, Martin worked in the marketing department for leading food-ingredient manufacturer Newly Weds Foods, Inc., out of Chicago, IL. Martin earned a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana and counts conversational Spanish among his qualifications and interests.

  • Jamey Cummings
    Senior Client Partner
    Co-Leader Global Cybersecurity Practice
    Korn Ferry

    Jamey Cummings is a Senior Client Partner in Korn Ferry’s Global Technology Practice. He co-lead’s the Firm’s Global Cybersecurity Practice and is also a member of the Firm’s Information Officers Practice.

    Mr. Cummings is a recognized leader in advising organizations on the recruitment, assessment, development, and retention of information technology as well as information security & risk management talent at all levels, including the Board of Directors. His clients range from large global corporations to high growth entrepreneurial companies, spanning all industries. In addition to Chief Information Officers, Chief Information Security Officers, and their key leaders, he also recruits cybersecurity consultants for leading professional services firms as well as top executives for cybersecurity technology companies and managed security services providers. He is based in the Firm’s Dallas office.

    Prior to Korn Ferry, Mr. Cummings served as an associate principal in the industrial, supply chain, and transportation & logistics practices of another leading executive search firm, where he executed senior executive search assignments for both public and private equity-backed companies. He also served clients in the consumer & retail, technology, government & defense, biotechnology, and education sectors.

    Prior to his career in executive search, Mr. Cummings was a consultant with The Boston Consulting Group in Dallas, where he worked on a wide variety of projects with clients in the aerospace & defense, consumer finance, telecommunications, oil & gas, pharmaceuticals, healthcare and education industries.
    Earlier in his career, he served nine years with distinction as an officer in the U.S. Navy's SEAL teams.

    He earned a master’s degree in business administration from Stanford University, and graduated with merit with a bachelor of science in aeronautical engineering from The United States Naval Academy.

  • Trenton Cycholl
    Senior Director - Information Technology, IT Practices
    Citrix Systems, Inc.

    Trenton has been with been part of the Citrix team for over 16 years.  He has a proven track record of successfully implementing technology and solutions that have helped our company scale and grow.  Currently, he is Group Director of Apps and Information Management in Worldwide Operations. He is also a member of the CTO Council setting strategic technology directions for Citrix.  His responsibilities include enterprise applications, integration technologies, licensing technologies, and application architecture.  His innovative leadership has brought evolution to Citrix through the use of cloud technologies, mobility platforms, and strategic use of APIs at Citrix.  Trenton holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Florida Atlantic University.  When not innovating with technology, Trenton is focused on his family. He enjoys spending time with his wife and four daughters.  In addition, he enjoys time he spends coaching boys’ middle-school baseball.

  • Rob Dravenstott
    SVP & CIO
    DISH Network

    Rob Dravenstott, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, is responsible for enterprise information technology strategy and operations at DISH.

    Prior to his current role, Rob served as DISH’s vice president of application development and testing, where he delivered company-wide initiatives including the rapid deployment of mobile devices to assist DISH’s nationwide network of field technicians. The DISH IT department was recognized by CIO magazine's 25th annual CIO 100 for this accomplishment.

    Rob has led the company’s big data and analytics efforts, supported the implementation of DISH Media Sales’ programmatic TV advertising platform, and helped launch the Sling TV platform.

    Before joining DISH, Rob served as vice president of technology for global payment technology firm First Data, overseeing large-scale applications development. Prior to his ten years with First Data, he led development and testing for Achex, an online payments startup.

    Rob earned a dual degree in computer and electrical engineering from Purdue University. He enjoys climbing Colorado Fourteeners and traveling with his wife, Laura, and their three children.

  • Amy Fowler Stadler
    Founder & Managing Partner
    Lewis & Fowler

    As a Managing Partner, Amy is responsible for customer relationship management, partner relationships, business development, marketing, sales and strategic direction and guidance to Lewis & Fowler's team of professional consultants. She also is a professional speaker and management consultant and frequently presents on topics of interest to the business and IT community.

    Amy has 25 years in the business and technology industry and is a thought leader on IT strategy, portfolio management, applying balanced scorecard approaches to IT performance measurement and program recovery. Prior to starting Lewis & Fowler, Amy was Director of the Qwest E-Commerce Program Management Office overseeing $100M of projects for Global and Small Business. Prior to Qwest, Amy was a consultant with Perot Systems, a three billion dollar IT Consulting Company where she developed their PMO practice, ran delivery for key customers, worked on the rebranding of Perot Systems,  along with implementing numerous program management offices in Fortune 500 companies.
     
    Amy is a founder and Past President of the Society of Information Management (SIM) Colorado Chapter. She has been a keynote speaker for Microsoft's Executive Round table on Portfolio Management, a keynote speaker for Performancesoft on IT performance measurement, a partner with Microsoft and CSC hosting a “best in class”, Women In Leadership Series, a guest speaker for the State of Colorado IT Forum, guest speaker for Portland PMI, Denver PMI, Loveland PMI, Boise PMI and Austin PMI. In addition, Amy is a PMP and a member in Project Management Institute, CSIA, Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber, SIM Dallas and SIM Colorado. Amy is a board member for Girls Inc. of Denver Metro, Colorado Coalition for Gender in IT, and also an advisory board member for The Women's College of the University of Denver's Applied Computing Program.  Amy received her bachelor's in Computer Science from Illinois State University in 1986 and has advanced studies in technology management.

  • Tom Frangione
    COO
    Greylock Partners

    As Greylock’s COO, Tom leads the operations team, including marketing, executive and core talent, and customer development.

    Prior to Greylock, Tom co-founded and served as CEO of two venture backed start-ups. Most recently, he was CEO of Simply Continuous, a small-enterprise focused service provider in the large scale data back-up and virtual server recovery business, backed by Greylock Partners that was sold to NetEnrich in 2010. Before that, he was co-founder and CEO of Telephia. Telephia provided syndicated marketing and network quality information to the wireless industry. Telephia was sold to Nielsen in 2007 for $440 million.  Earlier, Tom was SVP and General Manager for Mindscape’s Entertainment division, before its sale to Learning Company, and a consultant with McKinsey & Co. in their Palo Alto, New York, and Milan offices.Tom was on the board of directors for Superscape before its sale to Glu Mobile in 2008.

    Tom holds an MBA from Stanford University and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University, where he also played soccer.

  • James Gaulke
    VP IT
    PDC Energy

    Mr. Gaulke is an executive information technologist with an extensive track record of success in planning/executing strategic technology initiatives for leading service organizations. Currently VP of Information Technology for PDC Energy, a position he has held since August 2009, Mr. Gaulke is a visionary with substantial expertise in information technology strategy and effectiveness leading initiatives contributing to top line growth. AT PDC, Mr. Gaulke is responsible for business transformation (redesigning how field information is brought back into HQ for immediate processing) and how data is analyzed for ground breaking improvements (bringing Business Intelligence to a field historically relying on spreadsheet analysis). Prior to joining PDC, he previously served for ten years as VP Systems – Chief Information Officer for Nordstrom Bank, a wholly owned banking subsidiary of a national department store chain where he was responsible for information security as well as all credit and banking systems. At Nordstrom Bank, Jim developed customer business intelligence systems that supported Nordstrom Rewards, a program that increased incremental sales 37%. Mr. Gaulke was also responsible for an industry leading decoupled debit card allowing consumers to carry a Nordstrom cobranded debit card that worked against any back end banking system. Prior to Nordstrom Bank, Mr. Gaulke worked for twelve years with General Electric Capital Corporation in various roles of increasing responsibility. Mr. Gaulke brings over twenty years of experience in planning, developing and executing all facets of strategic technology initiatives with a demonstrated talent for leveraging organizational resources – people, technology, capital, strategic partners – resulting in unprecedented performance gains, improved efficiencies and increased bottom line performance. Mr. Gaulke is an Advisory Board member for several start-ups in the Denver area, and participates in the Industry Council for a leading energy software provider. Mr. Gaulke holds an MBA in Finance from Kennesaw University in Georgia, and a BS in Mathematics from Iona College in New York.

  • Chandy Ghosh
    Executive Partner
    ThoughtWorks

    Chandy Ghosh is a well-respected CIO & Technology leader specializing in Digital Transformation.

    She is currently an Executive Partner at ThoughtWorks, a software-engineering company that seeks to revolutionize business by delivering disruptive technologies to address client’s toughest challenges.

    Prior to this, Chandy was the Executive Vice President of Technology at Intrado, Longmont, Colorado, running 9-1-1 solutions, the nation’s Critical Infrastructure governed by the Dept of Homeland Security.   Ms. Ghosh has served in several leadership positions including: VP, Customer Digital Strategy, CenturyLink; Global Head, Product Delivery at Johnson Controls/GWS; CIO, CQG & Principal Consultant at KPMG-BearingPoint.

    Ms. Ghosh’s education includes Harvard Executive Development Program sponsored by U S WEST; Master of Process, Michael Hammer Program, Cambridge MA; Strategic Leadership, Center for Creative Leadership, Colorado Springs.  She has CJIS certification & degrees in MBA, Information Systems &  MS, Physics, Chemistry and Math.

    Chandy is on the Board of HMG Strategy, Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame, SIM C-Suite Colorado & Colorado Technology Association’s Women-in-Technology.

    Chandy is frequently invited to speak at industry events & is passionate being a Mentor supporting Diversity / Women in Technology:

    • 2017, SIM Symposium Colorado, “BlockChain in the Digital World”
    • 2017, 2016 Denver Business Journal, Mentoring Women as Colorado’s “40 Most Influential Women”
    • 2017, Executive Women Connecting , sponsored by  Morgan Stanley, “Eliminating Gender Bias”
    • 2017, Extraordinary Women Radio Podcast, “Role Models for the Next Generation”
    • 2017, Colorado Women’s Hall  of Fame, “Inspirational Women” showcasing Temple Grandin, Diana Hall & Beth Walker
    • 2016 Denver Business Journal nomination, “Outstanding Women in Business in Colorado”
    • 2016, “Going Digital”, HMG CIO Conference
    • 2016, Los Angeles CIO Executive Forum by Argyle & NCS-Madison
    • 2015, Colorado Technology Association (CTA) Summit

    Chandy remains committed to “luminating” the path for future industry leaders.  She is especially passionate about mentoring women and minorities and serving as a role model for the next generation of technology women leaders.  Chandy joined ThoughtWorks in 2016 when it won the award for Best Place to Work for Women in Technology.

  • Stephen Gold
    EVP, Technology and Operations Innovation, Chief Information Officer
    CVS Health

    Stephen Gold is the Executive Vice President, CVS Health and Chief Information Officer. In this role since July 2012, Gold is the company’s senior technology executive, with responsibility for all information systems and technology operations as well as for Client Services Operations within CVS/Caremark.

    A seasoned executive with more than 30 years of information systems management experience, Gold was previously SVP and CIO for Avaya. Prior to joining Avaya, Gold was EVP, Chief Information Officer and Corporate Chief Technology Officer for GSI Commerce where he was responsible for product development, product marketing, systems architecture, product engineering and technology operations for one of the nation’s premier eCommerce solutions providers. Previously Gold was divisional CIO at Merck &Co. He was also CIO at Medco Health Solutions, where he was the founder and General Manager of Medco.com.

  • Shawn Henry
    President of CrowdStrike Services and CSO
    CrowdStrike

    Shawn Henry is the president of CrowdStrike Services and CSO and a retired executive assistant director of the FBI. Henry, who served in three FBI field offices and at the bureau's headquarters, is credited with boosting the FBI's computer crime and cybersecurity investigative capabilities. He oversaw computer crime investigations spanning the globe, including denial-of-service attacks, bank and corporate breaches, and state-sponsored intrusions. He posted FBI cyberexperts in police agencies around the world, including the Netherlands, Romania, Ukraine and Estonia. He has appeared on "60 Minutes," "CBS Evening News," "Good Morning America," "The Today Show," "Dateline," "Rock Center with Brian Williams" and C-SPAN. He has been interviewed by Forbes, BusinessWeek, The Wall Street Journal, the Associated Press and USA Today. Henry earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Hofstra University and a master's degree in criminal justice administration from Virginia Commonwealth University.

     

     

  • Anthony Hill
    Executive Director, Business & Enterprise Architecture
    Kaiser Permanente

    Anthony Hill is an Executive Director, Business and Enterprise Architecture for Kaiser Permanente, the nation's largest integrated health system. Focused on the intersection of strategy, business and technology, he is leading the implementation of an enterprise-wide Business Architecture practice for KP.

    Prior to joining KP, Anthony has been a 4 time CIO and CTO in higher education, software-as-a-service companies and dot-coms. He was named as one of Infoworld's Top 25 Most Influential CTO's as well as to the CIO 100 and Computerworld's Top 100 IT Leaders. He is an author of CIO Best Practices, Wiley & Sons, writing about the role of enterprise architecture in the realization of business strategy.

    Anthony holds a BA in Political Economics from the University of California, Berkeley, and a MS in IT Management and Finance from Golden Gate University, where he was also the CIO for eight years.

    He is married with a 13 year old son and lives in Colorado. 

  • Allan Leinwand
    Chief Technology Officer
    ServiceNow

    Allan Leinwand is chief technology officer at ServiceNow, the enterprise IT cloud company. In this role, he is responsible for leading the teams that are architecting, developing and operating the company’s cloud platform and infrastructure services. Before joining ServiceNow, Leinwand was chief technology officer – Infrastructure at Zynga, Inc. where he was responsible for all aspects of technology infrastructure used in the delivery of Zynga’s social games including data centers, networking, compute, storage, content distribution and cloud computing. Previously, Leinwand was a venture partner for Panorama Capital, LLC where he focused on technology investments in data networking, open source software and cloud computing. Prior to this role, he served as an operating partner at JPMorgan Partners. In 2005, Leinwand founded Vyatta (acquired by Brocade), the open-source networking company. From 2001 to 2004, he was president and co-founder of Proficient Networks, Inc. From 2000 to 2001, Leinwand was chief technology officer and vice president of engineering at Telegis Networks, Inc. In 1997, he joined Digital Island, Inc. at inception and served as its vice president of engineering and chief technology officer through the company’s IPO and secondary offering. From 1990 to 1997, Leinwand served as manager of consulting engineering and senior software engineer at Cisco Systems, Inc. helping to build and engineer service provider and enterprise networks worldwide. He co-authored "Cisco Router Configuration" and "Network Management: A Practical Perspective" and has been granted a patent in the field of data routing. Leinwand currently serves as an adjunct professor at the University of California, Berkeley where he teaches on the subjects of computer networks, network management and network design. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

  • Tony Leng
    Managing Director, Practice Lead and OMP
    Diversified Search

    Tony Leng is a Managing Director of Diversified Search and leads the firm’s Digital Transformation and CIO practice from its San Francisco office.  Previously, Tony was Managing Partner of Hodge Partners. Tony has conducted many “C” level searches for organizations where leaders are transforming/building organizations that are taking advantage of digital technologies.  He has conducted “C” level searches conducted for organizations such as Aurora Healthcare, Axalta, Catholic Health Initiatives, Blue Shield of California, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Delta Dental, Dignity Health, Esurance, Kaiser Permanente, Novant Health, PG&E, Polycom, Sutter Health, Symmetricom, TE Connectivity, and Wellmark. 

    Prior to his executive search experience, Tony was a Board member of three public companies and CEO of a $600 million Public Company. Before that, Tony ran a $1 billion division of a telephone company focused on corporate users and had responsibility for all data services and networking products. While at the telephone company, he was founder and Chairman of its ISP and a board member of its 2 million-subscriber cell phone subsidiary. 

    Tony uses his operating experience from being a CEO, financial background as a CPA and CA, and technical knowledge from the work that he has done for Tech companies to drill down and understand at a nuanced level what his clients are seeking to achieve as they build their teams. He has written numerous papers on technology leadership and the challenges facing technology leaders today and authors a blog, ‘Resources for the Modern CIO” (www.tonyleng.com).

    The core of Tony’s consulting has been with senior leaders who are seeking to transform their organizations as they face a future of rapid change, digitization, regulation, shifting markets, and increasingly connected and informed customers.

    Tony has facilitated the Fisher CIO Forum for the past 12 years.  The Forum is a monthly venue for CIO’s and CTO’s to discuss topics of relevance in their daily lives, and has afforded these leaders the opportunity to develop a close network to discuss current challenges in a peer group environment on a confidential basis.  Participating companies have included: Blue Shield, Clorox, Cost Plus, Delta Dental, Dignity Health, Esurance, Facebook, FitBit, Franklin Templeton, Gap, Genentech, Kaiser Permanente, Levi Strauss, McKesson, Macys.com, Matson, Mulesoft, Okta, PG&E, Restoration Hardware, Ross Stores, Safeway, Salesforce.com, Schwab, Splunk, Uber, VMWare, and Williams-Sonoma among others. 

    Tony received a Bachelor of Commerce (with honors), University of Cape Town, South Africa and is a Chartered Accountant and CPA.

  • Blair Linville
    Chairman & CEO
    Tectonic

  • Hunter Muller
    President & CEO
    HMG Strategy

    Hunter Muller is a transformative CEO at HMG Strategy, LLC, the strongest executive leadership network. Drawing on more than 25 years of experience in consulting with IT executive leaders, Hunter is a multi-title book author and a frequent industry speaker on transformational leadership and innovation. His concepts are used worldwide to improve executive performance, enhance collaboration, elevate the role of IT, and align strategy across the enterprise.

    Through years of research and experience, Hunter has published four books: “The Transformational CIO” (John Wiley & Sons, 2011), “On Top of The Cloud” (John Wiley & Sons, 2012), “Leading the Epic Revolution” (John Wiley & Sons, 2013), and “The Big Shift in IT Leadership” (John Wiley & Sons, 2015).

    HMG Strategy assists C-level executives in becoming transformational leaders. HMG Strategy hosts networking summits and provides services that are focused around innovative IT leadership, management, and technology support to CIOs and senior IT executives. HMG Strategy is "The Strongest Executive Leadership Network" with an international association of more than 300,000 global CIOs/senior IT executives, industry experts, and world-class thought leaders.

    Hunter and HMG Strategy support a variety of IT-related charities, and Hunter is a member of the Executive Committee of the Fairfield/Westchester Chapter of the Society for Information Management.

     

     

  • Ginna Raahauge
    Chief Technology Officer & SVP, Strategy & Architecture
    Catholic Health Initiatives

    Ginna Raahauge currently serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI).   CHI is a $17B and growing healthcare company.  Raahauge is a business-orientated technology leader who has played a key leadership role defining and delivering strategies that bring value to customers, partners, and shareholders of the organizations that she represents.  

    Bringing more than 25 years of technology and business leadership experience across the high tech industry vertical, Raahauge has reported to several C-level positions and provided strategic direction and advice to the company and its Board of Directors.  Raahauge has a proven track record and commitment to innovation cycles, operational excellence and unique understanding of the challenges in both developing and applying technology for transformations or turnarounds.   As a respected technology executive, Raahauge was invited to become a member of Sutter Hill Ventures CIO Advisory Board (http://www.shv.com ) which is a highly successful venture firm established in 1962.

    For the past 5 years, Raahauge also serves as Board member and member of the Diligence Team for acquisitions, of a non-profit, MentorNet, with a mission to ensure the success of the technology and engineering (STEM) workforce of the future.  As a current Board member, Raahauge has advised through several turnaround scenarios and re-launch assessments, including developing strategies that capture new business models.  Raahauge is a co-founder of an angel investment firm that specializes in bringing capital to demographics that have historically been ignored.   She is an active investor and funded Series A, B, C rounds for early start inventions.

    Prior to her roles as a CIO at Riverbed and Informatica, Raahauge served as Vice President, IT at Cisco, where she was responsible for the entire technology platform that delivered Cisco's core revenue capturing revenue growth from $36B to $46B.   During her tenure, Raahauge authored and executed on several transformational strategies that enabled several business models to scale across the technology platforms with an eye on simplification and innovative solutions.  Raahauge is also experienced in other Operational functions related to M&A, Risk Management, Integrations, Divestitures, Global Corporate Real Estate. 

    Ms. Raahauge is internationally recognized leader and recipient of numerous awards focused on transformational technology initiatives, diversity, and women in technology.  She regularly contributes technology and leadership articles that have been published in Forbes, WSJ, Computerworld, WIRED, CIO.com, HBR Publications – Enterprisers Project, and other international publications.

    She and her husband, Jason, enjoy time on the lake wakeboarding, running, biking, attending their son’s swim competitions, and split their time between San Francisco and Denver.   

  • Sheryl Rose
    CISO
    Catholic Health Initiatives

    Sheryl Rose, an experienced IT security and audit professional, has been CISO since 2010 at Catholic Health Initiatives, a nonprofit, faith-based health system that is one of the nation's largest, comprised of 105 hospitals and a variety of other health-based facilities spanning the inpatient and outpatient continuum of care in 19 states.

    In her role as CISO, Rose has responsibility for all aspects of IT security including security risk management and compliance, threat management and incident response, security architecture, engineering and operations, identity/access management, and disaster recovery. She has worked in the audit and security fields for more than 20 years, gaining most of her experience in the financial services sector. Before coming to CHI, she spent 12 years at First Data as VP of global security operations. She has also worked at Wells Fargo and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

    Rose earned a master's degree in computer information systems from Regis University and an undergraduate degree in accounting. She holds several professional certifications including CISA, CISM and CRISC.

  • Bill Santos
    President
    HOSTING

    As President of HOSTING, Bill provides the direction and management of all consulting and professional services that support and accelerate the delivery of cloud-based solutions, from early assessment and planning, through migration and ongoing support. He also oversees the sales and marketing organizations within HOSTING.

    Prior to HOSTING, Bill launched the services division for SHI, a $3.2 billion software and hardware retailer. There, he established SHI’s overall service vision and strategy, including lifecycle services, software enablement, datacenter consulting, cloud computing services, and long-term contract services. Previously, Bill served as Director of Strategy and Innovation for IBM Global Services where he spearheaded business and technical development activities with Xcel Energy.

    Active in his community, Bill and his wife, Jackie, were one of three founding families of American Academy, a charter school focused on incorporating a broader spectrum of science, technology, engineering, and math in elementary and middle school curriculums. The school currently has two campuses, serving more than 1,500 students. 

    Bill holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in computer science and engineering from MIT. He has also completed coursework towards a Master of Divinity at Denver Seminary.

  • Michael Spandau
    SVP Global IT & CIO
    Fender Musical Instruments

    Michael Spandau is FMIC’s Senior Vice President of Global Information Technology and CIO.

    Spandau joined Fender in October 2005 and orchestrated the remediation efforts related to Fender’s SAP implementation. He has responsibility for managing, developing and executing Fender’s Global IT strategy.

    Prior to joining Fender, Spandau worked for twelve years at Deloitte Consulting, leading complex international ERP implementations and IT initiatives for a diverse international business clientele. Prior to Deloitte Consulting he worked for Shell Chemicals in Europe and on Worldbank projects located East Africa and Indonesia.

    Michael holds a diploma in Computer Science with special focus on Business Economics from the Hochschule Reutlingen, Germany.
     

  • Bob Tapscott
    Management Consultant
    The Tapscott Group

    Mr.  Tapscott is a recognized information technology strategist, CIO, leader, and architect with a diversified background in organizational creation and transformation.  Bob, as a consultant and as an advisor to CIOs of some of the world’s largest companies has driven innovations from concept creation to market disruption, delivering millions in proven results, both above and below the line. As business moves from technology enabled to technology driven, Bob has driven innovation from the art of the doable to the art of the possible. 

    Bob has consulted on the intersection of strategy and emerging technologies to CEOs and CIOs for a variety of multinationals, including VMware, Citi, JPMorgan, Disney, BestBuy, and DIRECTV, on topics including security, Business Intelligence / analytics, cloud computing, and social software.  He also advised SAP on how to deploy emerging technologies to achieve greater efficiency and effectiveness and greater market presence.  His recent efforts include creating the Social Enterprise, ITaaS / SaaS, IT conformance to Best Practices / Security, Analytics / Business Intelligence and Cloud Computing.  

    Bob’s extensive background in successfully developing and implementing disruptive strategies from concept through systems design and implementation includes the training, organizational restructuring, and workflow redesign required to deliver, measure and improve overall corporate performance and customer satisfaction.  His emphasis on metrics, cost-benefit analysis, post-implementation reviews, Software as a Service, and security are leading edge.  His strong analysis, communication, mathematical, and leadership skills and out of the box thinking have ensured his success as an agent of change for his pedigreed clients.  

    Bob’s background in high-risk systems from nuclear power reactor maintenance, to Wall Street derivatives, to flying commercial aircraft by computer emphasized the anticipation and mitigation of risk, of both the expected, and the unexpected. 

  • Mark Urban
    VP Product Strategy & Operations
    Blue Coat Systems

  • Brian Wallace
    Managing Director
    Access Venture Partners

    Brian Wallace is a Managing Director of Access Venture Partners, a venture capital fund investing in early stage technology companies. Since 1992, Brian has worked extensively with early stage technology companies and in venture capital finance as an attorney, investor and venture capitalist. He has worked with the Access team since 1999, and joined Access Venture Partners in 2005.

    Prior to joining Access Venture Partners, Brian was a partner with the law firm Fairfield and Woods in Denver, Colorado, where he chaired the firm’s corporate department and specialized in working with early stage companies in corporate and securities law and venture capital financings. Brian worked in corporate finance and accounting with Electronic Data Systems in Dallas, Texas and Europe. Brian also had a brief stint in Washington, D.C., working on the Patent, Copyright and Trademark subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee for U.S. Senator Dennis DeConcinni from Arizona.

    Brian serves on the Boards of Directors of Dizzion (virtualized endpoint/cloud based end user computing); Kapost (content marketing platform); Pawngo (online pawn brokerage) and Board observer at Alces Technology.  Brian was formerly a director or observer with Firehole Technologies (acquired by Autodesk), Jabber (acquired by Cisco), Rebit (acquired by Carbonite) and T3 Media (acquired by Shamrock).

    Brian received his law degree, magna cum laude, in 1992 from the University of Arizona and a B.S. degree in Business Finance, magna cum laude, in 1988 from the University of Arizona.

     

     

  • Marsha Williams
    VP of Software Solutions and Information Technology
    BI Incorporated

  • Joe Zell
    General Partner
    Grotech Ventures

    Joe Zell joined Grotech Ventures in 2002 and focuses on investment opportunities in the IT infrastructure, cloud services, mobile, networking, and internet and digital media sectors. Joe is active on several portfolio company boards, including Closely, Cloud Elements, CommercialTribe, Dizzion, Lagrange Systems, LogRhythm, Rebit (acquired) and SpotRight. He previously served on the boards of Aztek Networks (acquired by GENBAND), BroadSoft (IPO Nasdaq: BSFT), buySAFE, Collective Intellect (acquired by Rightnow/Oracle), Fieldglass (acquired by Madison Dearborn/SAP), Hatteras Networks (merged with Overture Networks), HiveLive (acquired by RightNow Technologies/Oracle), SkyeTek, USinternetworking (IPO then later acquired by AT&T) and Ziptronix (acquired by Tessara Technolgies TSRA).

    Prior to joining Grotech, Joe built an extensive, 20-year operating background in communications and data networking, including nine years with US West Communications (which is nowCenturyLink), where he was instrumental in building US West’s Data Networking Division from startup to $2.5 billion in revenue and was the president of the division for the last four years as it grew from $300 million in revenue to $2.5 billion. While at US West, Joe was also responsible for managing a $30 million strategic investment fund.  It was in this capacity that he began his relationship with Grotech as a result of US West’s A round investment and his board seat at a Grotech portfolio company, USinternetworking.  Between US West and Grotech, he served as chief executive officer of Convergent Communications.  Prior to US West, he held a variety of management positions at WilTel, LDXNet, United Technologies Communications, MCI Communications and Xerox Corporation.

    Joe graduated from Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing. He is a former member of YPO (Young Presidents Organization) and WPO (World Presidents Organization). He also serves or has served on the advisory boards of Silicon Flatirons, TiE Rockies,  the Tech Venture Center and StartupColorado.

  • Denis Zerr
    SVP, ITS
    Catholic Health Initiatives

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7:00 AM - 8:30 AM  

Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking


8:30 AM - 8:50 AM  

Welcome and Introduction

James Gaulke, VP IT, PDC Energy

Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy, LLC


8:50 AM - 9:30 AM  

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Summoning the Courage to Lead and Drive Innovation

David Bessen, CIO/CTO, Arapahoe County Government

Rob Dravenstott, SVP & CIO, Dish Network, LLC

Denis Zerr, SVP, ITS, Catholic Health Initiatives

Moderator: Tony Leng, Managing Director and CIO Practice Leader, Diversified Search

Leaders who build their skills on a strong foundation of courage have a significant advantage for successfully driving innovation to create value to their organization. Today’s CIO must be prepared to embrace strategic innovation while simplifying IT and bringing legacy operations and applications into the future. To accomplish this, the CIO must be strategically aligned with the CEO and the board.

This session will address the new and dynamic mindset a CIO must employ to lead with courage and drive innovation.


9:30 AM - 10:00 AM  

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


10:00 AM - 10:40 AM  

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: The Prescription for The Next Generation CIO

Stephen Gold, EVP & CIO, CVS Health and Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy, LLC

Plenty has been written about how the CIO’s role is being diminished and/or altered by the Cloud. While we are at an inflection point, the drivers are many and varied and the opportunities and conclusions are different. Stephen Gold, EVP and CIO of CVS Health will share a fresh perspective – one where the CIO does in fact need to re-invent his/herself, but not necessarily (only) in the way the conventional wisdom is suggesting.


10:40 AM - 11:10 AM  

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


11:10 AM - 11:50 AM

EXECUTIVE KEYNOTE: Accelerate Enterprise Velocity Through Service Integration

Allan Leinwand, Chief Technology Officer, ServiceNow

Generating outcomes aligned to business strategy accelerates your enterprise. Who are the people making this happen? CIOs. They are definitive business leaders who drive strategies for growth, innovation and rich service experiences.What is holding you back from moving smarter and faster? In this session, Allan Leinwand CTO of ServiceNow will highlight how leading with services accelerates transformation.


11:50 AM - 1:00 PM

Luncheon


EXECUTIVE PANEL: Strategic Leadership in a World of Accelerated Change

Renee Arrington, Senior Vice President, Pearson Partners International, Inc.

Martin Coover, Partner & Executive Search Consultant, Jobplex

Jamey Cummings, Senior Client Partner Information Officers Practice/Co-Leader, Cybersecurity Practice, Korn Ferry

Tony Leng, Managing Director and CIO Practice Leader, Diversified Search

Moderator: Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy, LLC

Accelerated change in today’s markets requires a new range of performance from today’s CIO – including taking a starring role in the C-suite, becoming more customer-focused, adapting to new environments and leading innovation to create value by leveraging technologies in the new IT ecosystem model of this decade.In addition, recruiting, development and retention in the war for talent can be a huge challenge in today’s economic environment, particularly for global organizations


1:00 PM - 1:20 PM  

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


1:20 PM - 2:00 PM  

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Identifying Future Trends That Will Impact the Enterprise

Steven Clagg, CIO, Aurora Public Schools

Trenton Cycholl, Senior Director - Information Technology, IT Practice, Citrix

Bill Santos, President, HOSTING

Bob Tapscott, Management Consultant, The Tapscott Group

Moderator: Amy Fowler Stadler, Founder and Managing Partner, Lewis & Fowler

Innovation in enterprise IT is accelerating, driven by massive platform and technology shifts.Learning what future trends are on the horizon and their potential to change productivity and drive value is critical to any IT leader.

This panel of senior executives will share discussion around emerging trends, technologies, and the companies they are placing their bets on.


2:00 PM - 2:20 PM   

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


2:20 PM - 2:30 PM  

EXECUTIVE SECURITY BRIEFING: State of the World Cyber Crime Landscape

Shawn Henry, President of CrowdStrike Services and CSO, CrowdStrike


2:30 PM - 3:10 PM  

EXECUTIVE PANEL: The Challenge of Enterprise Security Today and Into the Future

Tony Cole, Vice President and Global Government CTO, FireEye

Sheryl Rose, CISO, Catholic Health Initiatives

Mark Urban, VP Product Strategy & Operations, Blue Coat Systems

Moderator: Shawn Henry, President of CrowdStrike Services and CSO, CrowdStrike

Emerging and significant security concerns threaten the enterprise daily and are becoming more complex as you broaden the scope from internal, to supply chain, and out to the customer. Today's CISOs are expected not only to drive efficiency, transparency and strengthen information and network security, but also to implement the best technologies and practices to establish and maintain relationships with their customers. How can CISOs balance the demand for immediate, transparent access to information while maintaining security and privacy?


3:10 PM - 3:30 PM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


3:30 PM - 4:10 PM  

HMG GLOBAL INNOVATION INSTITUTE DIGITAL SERIES: Silicon Valley Luminaries on Emerging Technologies You Should Know About

Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy, LLC

This series of digital interviews with Silicon Valley's leading thought leaders and CIOs will illuminate discussion around emerging technologies and top trends to focus on in 2016.


Following, Hunter Muller will interview prominent VCs on future trends that will impact the enterprise.

Tom Frangione, COO, Greylock Partners

Brian Wallace, Managing Director, Access Venture Partners

Joe Zell, General Partner, Grotech Ventures


4:10 PM - 4:20 PM  

Transition Break


4:20 PM - 5:00 PM  

EXECUTIVE PANEL: The Future Role of the Technology Executive - Going Digital

Curtis A.Carver, Jr., Vice President & CIO, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Chandy Ghosh, CIO, VSNI Corp.

Anthony Hill, Executive Director, Enterprise Architecture, Kaiser Permanente

Ginna Raahauge, CTO & SVP, Strategy & Architecture, Catholic Health Initiatives

Michael Spandau, SVP Global IT & CIO, Fender Musical Instruments

Moderator: Blair Linville, Chairman & CEO, Tectonic

Truly successful IT leaders are advancing the traditional CIO role by stepping up with bold, game-changing strategies for growing the business, creating value, dominating markets, and delivering innovation to a new generation of empowered and demanding customers. They are taking broader and more proactive roles in enterprise-level operational functions and shared services, forming business strategy and leading execution, and winning an increasing number of Board of Director seats.

This panel of IT executives will share their leadership, innovation and transformation strategies that have earned them recognition among the most successful IT leaders of today – and take a look ahead at what the future holds for the CIO role.


5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Raffle Prize Drawings and Executive Networking Reception



Presenting Partners

  • ServiceNow

    Your enterprise needs to move faster, but lack of process and legacy tools hold you back. Every day, thousands of customer requests, IT incidents, and HR cases follow their own paths—moving back and forth between people, machines, and departments. Unstructured. Undocumented. Unimproved for years. With the ServiceNow System of ActionTM you can replace these unstructured work patterns of the past with intelligent workflows of the future. Now every employee, customer, and machine can make requests on a single cloud platform. Every department working on these requests can assign and prioritize, collaborate, get down to root cause issues, gain real-time insights, and drive to action. Your employees are energized, your service levels improve, and you realize game-changing economics. Work at LightspeedTM.

    https://www.servicenow.com

Platinum Partners

  • Symantec

    Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC) is the global leader in cybersecurity. Operating one of the world’s largest cyber intelligence networks, we see more threats, and protect more customers from the next generation of attacks. We help companies, governments and individuals secure their most important data wherever it lives

    http://www.symantec.com
  • FireEye

    FireEye is the intelligence-led security company. Working as a seamless, scalable extension of customer security operations, FireEye offers a single platform that blends innovative security technologies, nation-state grade threat intelligence, and world-renowned Mandiant® consulting. With this approach, FireEye eliminates the complexity and burden of cyber security for organizations struggling to prepare for, prevent, and respond to cyber attacks. FireEye has over 5,800 customers across 67 countries, including more than 40 percent of the Forbes Global 2000.

    http://www.FireEye.com
  • Citrix Systems, Inc.

    At Citrix, we measure the value of technology by how it benefits people. It’s about what they need to do and what they need to achieve. This vision inspires us to build mobile workspace solutions that give people new ways to work better with seamless and secure access to the apps, files and services they need on any device, wherever they go. Learn more at www.citrix.com.

    www.citrix.com

Gold Partners

  • WGroup

    Founded in 1995, WGroup is a management consulting firm that provides Strategy, Management and Execution Services to optimize business performance, minimize cost and create value. Our consultants have years of experience both as industry executives and trusted advisors to help clients think through complicated and pressing challenges to drive their business forward. Visit us at www.thinkwgroup.com or give us a call at 610-854-2700 to learn how we can help you.

    www.thinkwgroup.com
  • Pure Storage

    Pure Storage, the market's leading independent solid-state array vendor, enables the broad deployment of flash in the data center. The company's all-flash enterprise arrays offer significant performance and efficiency gains over mechanical disk, at a lower price point per gigabyte stored. Pure Storage FlashArrays are ideal for performance-intensive applications, including server virtualization and consolidation, VDI, OLTP database, real-time analytics and cloud computing.

    https://www.purestorage.com
  • Neudesic

    Neudesic is the trusted technology partner in business innovation, delivering impactful business results to clients through digital modernization and evolution. Our consultants bring business and technology expertise together, offering a wide range of cloud and data-driven solutions, including: custom application development, comprehensive managed services, and business software products. Founded in 2002, Neudesic is a privately held company headquartered in Irvine, California, and is celebrating its 15th Anniversary in 2017.

    https://www.neudesic.com

Supporting Partners

  • Workday, Inc.

    Workday is a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources. Founded in 2005, Workday delivers financial management, human capital management, and analytics applications designed for the world's largest companies, educational institutions, and government agencies. Hundreds of organizations, ranging from medium-sized businesses to Fortune 50 enterprises, have selected Workday.

    https://www.workday.com

Breakfast Partners

  • CA Technologies

    CA Technologies make software for businesses that are development-driven, because we believe those who build the apps will own the future. We live in an application economy. At CA, our highly-experienced leadership team is committed to helping business invent the future with software one innovation at a time. We continue to create leading-edge IT software and solutions for some of the most powerful companies in the world, including more than half of the Global Fortune 500, the 20 top global banks and the largest 25 federal agencies. Please visit www.ca.com for more information.

    www.ca.com

Research Partners

  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise

    Hewlett Packard Enterprise is an industry leading technology company that enables customers to go further, faster. With the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio, spanning the cloud to the data center to workplace applications, our technology and services help customers around the world make IT more efficient, more productive and more secure.

    https://www.hpe.com/us/en/home.html

Strategic Partners

  • Spencer Stuart

    Founded in 1956 and privately owned, Spencer Stuart is one of the world's leading executive search consulting firms. We are the advisor of choice among top companies seeking guidance and counsel on senior leadership needs. We have unrivalled access to leading executives around the world. Our clients range across industries, from the world's largest companies to medium-sized businesses and entrepreneurial start-ups. We operate out of 51 offices in 27 countries. Last year we conducted more than 4,000 assignments around the world. Our team of more than 300 consultants possesses a unique blend of professional search experience and industry expertise. Consultants are organized in practices and work in teams, often across international boundaries that maximize sector specialization and knowledge-sharing. These client service teams are supported by first-rate associates and researchers, and backed by state-of-the-art technology. We place quality at the center of everything we do and solicit candid feedback at every opportunity in order to continually improve our service to clients. We channel our knowledge and expertise into a wide range of publications for the benefit of existing and prospective clients.

    https://www.spencerstuart.com
  • Russell Reynolds Associates

    Russell Reynolds Associates is a premier provider of senior-level executive search and assessment, serving clients globally for 40 years. We advise our clients on recruiting and retaining outstanding and impactful leaders, and help them mitigate the risks associated with senior level appointments. We are a private firm with 39 offices across North and South America, Europe and Asia/Pacific, covering all major business regions including Africa, Eastern Europe and Russia, the Middle East and the South Pacific. We leverage our collective expertise to identify and assess leaders who can support the growth and success of our client organizations. Our 300 experienced consultants are supported by a global research network We complete more than 2,000 assignments annually, across a broad range of industries and functional roles.

    http://www.russellreynolds.com
  • Korn Ferry

    At Korn Ferry, we design, build, attract and ignite talent. Since our inception, clients have trusted us to help recruit world-class leadership. Today, we are a single source for leadership and talent consulting services to empower businesses and leaders to reach their goals. Through our vision, research and tools across 80 offices and 3,700 employees, we convert potential into greatness. Our solutions range from executive recruitment and leadership development programs, to enterprise learning, succession planning, and recruitment process outsourcing (RPO). Organizations around the world trust Korn Ferry to manage their talent – a responsibility we meet every day with passion, expertise, integrity and results.

    https://www.kornferry.com
  • Heidrick & Struggles

    Heidrick & Struggles actively solves business problems for our clients every day. Through our Leadership Advisory framework, we help companies attract, develop and retain the world’s most talented individuals. For almost 60 years, we have focused on quality service and built strong leadership teams through our relationships with clients and individuals worldwide. Today, Heidrick & Struggles leadership experts operate from principal business centers in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.

    http://www.heidrick.com

Alliance Partners

  • Lightspeed Venture Partners

    Lightspeed Venture Partners is an early stage venture capital firm focused on accelerating disruptive innovations and trends in the Enterprise and Consumer sectors. For over two decades, the Lightspeed partners have backed and helped build more than 250 companies globally, many of which have become market leaders. Lightspeed’s strategy is to be the first or lead institutional investor in companies with high growth potential in markets capable of supporting the creation of large, valuable enterprises. The Firm currently manages over $4 billion of committed capital and has invested in companies like AppDynamics, DataStax, Fusion-io, MuleSoft, Nest, Nicira.

    http://lsvp.com
  • Greylock Partners

    Greylock Partners backs entrepreneurs who are building disruptive, market-transforming consumer and enterprise software companies. We invest in companies that define new markets, including Airbnb, AppDynamics, Cloudera, Docker, Dropbox, Facebook (Nasdaq: FB), LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD), Medium, Nextdoor, Palo Alto Networks (NYSE: PANW) and Workday (NYSE: WDAY).

    http://www.greylock.com
  • Amplify Partners

    Amplify Partners, an early-stage venture capital firm committed to redefining IT infrastructure, invests in technical entrepreneurs pursuing the multi-hundred-billion dollar Infrastructure 2.0 disruption. Amplify helps talented founders build valuable businesses by investing the right amount of early-stage capital and providing active company-building assistance. Amplify offers the unique combination of deep domain expertise, early-stage focus and a network of Venture AmplifiersTM to improve outcomes for infrastructure entrepreneurs.

    http://www.amplifypartners.com

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