Past Summits

2017 Phoenix CIO Executive Leadership Summit

Hyatt Regency Scottsdale, Scottsdale, AZ


  • "The HMG 2017 Phoenix CIO Executive Leadership Summit blows away last year's. The content was timely and speakers professional. Looking forward to next year."

    Dan Konzen
    Campus Chair, College of Information Systems & Technology
    University of Phoenix

Event Highlights

Reimagining the Enterprise in the Next Era of the Digital Age

Digital disruption is ushering a new wave of business model innovations. Because digital transformation is a journey, the CIO and other members of the C-suite must recognize that new technologies and emerging innovations represent continual change. As technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence and hyper-convergence offer new ways for doing business, the CIO is uniquely positioned to deliver bold, game-changing leadership, engender transformational innovation, and steer the enterprise into the next era of digital business. 

The leadership traits and skills required by technology leaders to help champion customer-centric efforts will be the focal point of the 2017 Phoenix CIO Executive Leadership Summit.


  • Lenin Aboagye
    Head of Information Security
    IO

    Experienced Security Professional who led and oversaw security strategy and implementation for Apollo's Education Platform Product , Applications and Cloud initiatives. A contributing member of the CSA (Cloud Security Alliance) Security- As- A Service (SecAAS) working group and is an active participant in several other Information Security related interests. Defined and led organization's cloud security initiatives and created enterprise cloud security blueprint.

    Skilled in building effective security programs from the ground up and working across other organizational units to create and foster greater security adoption. Holds a BA, and graduated top of class with a double major in Computer Science and Math.  Previous experience in multiple industry domains Government, Media & Television, Education, Health, Real Estate and Energy Sectors.  An avid speaker and contributor on various topics in security. Particularly interested in innovative ways of making security work in the fast changing equally innovative industry verticals.

  • Michael Anderson
    Special Agent in Charge, Chicago
    FBI

    On 9/21/2015, Director Comey announced his appointment of Michael J. Anderson as special agent in charge SAC, Chicago. On July 9, 2012, FBI Director Robert S. Mueller named Mr. Anderson as special agent in charge of the FBI’s New Orleans Division. Mr. Anderson most recently served as section chief of the Employee Services Section in the Human Resources Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Mr. Anderson began his career as a special agent with the FBI in July 1995. He first reported to the Miami Division where he investigated public corruption, including a juror bribery case involving a continuing criminal enterprise that imported more than 75 tons of cocaine into the Miami metropolitan area. 

    In 2001, he was promoted to a supervisory special agent position in the Public Corruption Unit of the Criminal Investigation Division, where he served as the FBI Headquarters liaison to numerous investigations, including Operation Wrinkled Robe, a New Orleansbased judicial corruption case. In 2003, Mr. Anderson re-wrote the FBI’s Public Corruption Field Guide. 

    Later that year, Mr. Anderson reported to the Washington Field Office to supervise investigations into public corruption, government fraud, and civil rights. During his tenure, he supervised the investigation of super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff and Louisiana Congressman William Jefferson. 
    In 2006, Mr. Anderson returned to the Public Corruption Unit at FBI Headquarters as its chief. In this role, he oversaw the Hurricane Fraud Initiative to address Katrina-related public corruption and government fraud, and he launched the International Contract Corruption Initiative (ICCI) targeting Iraq reconstruction-related fraud and corruption. The ICCI eventually evolved into a permanent unit in Criminal Investigative Division. 

    In 2007, Mr. Anderson reported to the Dallas Division as an assistant special agent in charge overseeing intelligence, public corruption, white-collar crime, civil rights, covert operations, and the foreign language program. Mr. Anderson returned to FBI Headquarters in January 2011 as the chief of the Employee Services Section in the Human Resources Division. Among other duties, he oversaw the FBI’s performance appraisal and management system, awards, payroll and benefits, 

    retirements, the on-boarding new employees program, and the Human Resources Division service center. Before joining the FBI, Mr. Anderson received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Iowa and was employed by KPMG. He also received a juris doctorate degree from Southwestern University in Los Angeles. He is a certified public accountant and attorney.

     

     

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

    Renee Arrington is a senior vice president, shareholder and CIO Practice Leader for Pearson Partners International, a top 25 nationally ranked retained search firm. Renee was a Partner in the CIO and Technology Practices of two global search firms before joining Pearson Partners.

    An active member of the SIM Dallas Chapter, Renee has written a column for CIO Decisions magazine, and has been quoted in national media. She is a frequent keynote speaker at IT conferences and a member of the Association for Executive Search Consultants (AESC).

    Renee earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Trinity University and studied at Parsons School of Design in Paris.

  • David Atrostic
    VP & CIO
    Able Aerospace and Execute to Win

  • David Bruno
    Managing Director
    ZRG Partners, LLC

    Prior to recently joining ZRG Partners, LLC, David Bruno has served as Vice Chairman & Managing Director of the DHR International's Phoenix Arizona office. As a member of the executive Committee, he was one of the eight owners of DHR with founder, David Hoffmann. Mr. Bruno has been a major contributor to the growth of DHR from 10 associates in 1994 to over 300 associates currently with 40+ offices worldwide earning it the ranking of the 5th largest search firm in the United States.

    With 25+ plus years’ experience in senior level recruiting in both the corporate and executive search arena, Mr. Bruno has completed search work for Fortune 10 companies as well as 10-person firms in almost every state as well as Internationally. Completed searches include Chairman of the Board, CEO, President, COO, CFO, EVP, VP and Director/Manager level assignments. Industries served include healthcare, high technology, manufacturing, retail, consumer products, alternative energy, banking, Not-for-Profit/Foundations and Finance.

    Mr. Bruno has completed functional assignments for persons with experience in Finance (accounting, SOX, audit, and treasury) as well as Marketing, Human Resources, Transportation, Distribution, Operations, Engineering, and Research and Development (PhD’s and MD’s) Additionally, Mr. Bruno has completed search assignments for state and local Chambers of Commerce and Convention and Visitor Bureaus. Forty percent of Mr. Bruno’s searches are additional assignments from satisfied clients.
    Mr. Bruno has played an active role as an advisor Director on several boards of corporations and has been a guest speaker for undergraduate and graduate programs at major public and private 
    universities. He currently serves as Chairman of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce and on Board of Directors for the Arizona Business Leadership.

  • Brian Chan
    Global Head of IT Infrastructure
    Avnet

    Brian Chan is vice president of IT for global technology distributor Avnet, Inc. Chan and his team are responsible for supporting Avnet’s global portfolio of shared services and leading strategic initiatives, including application development, business intelligence, data analytics, systems integration services, and process improvement.

    Chan joined Avnet in 2008, relocating from Canada to Hong Kong to lead the IT team for Avnet’s Technology Solutions operating group in Asia Pacific. Chan held this role for more than three years. During this time, Chan and his team deployed the technology platforms needed to support the business as it underwent tremendous growth. Additionally, Chan led the IT integration of five acquisitions, significantly expanding Avnet’s presence in Australia, China, India, Indonesia, and Vietnam.

    In 2012, Chan transferred to Avnet’s corporate headquarters in Phoenix, Ariz., to assume his current role to lead the IT team supporting Avnet’s global shared services organization, which includes the company’s finance, legal and HR teams. Chan implemented a number of strategic IT projects in this role, and he was recently named a Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leader. This lifetime achievement award recognized Chan’s exceptional technology leadership and innovative approaches to business challenges.

    Prior to joining Avnet, Chan served as the executive vice president and chief information officer (CIO) at Morneau Sobeco (now Morneau Shepell), a pensions and benefits consulting and outsourcing firm. Chan led the technology practice for the firm as managing partner and was part of the company’s successful IPO in 2005. He also previously was the vice president of electronic banking for the Bank of Montreal, vice president of IT for Canadian Bank of Commerce, and executive director and CIO for the Ministry of the Solicitor General in the Province of Ontario, Canada.

    Chan holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics in computer science from the University of Waterloo. He earned a master’s degree in business administration degree from the University of Toronto.

  • Bob Concannon
    Senior Client Partner, CIO/IT Officers Practice
    Korn Ferry

    Bob Concannon is a Senior Client Partner within the San Francisco office of Korn Ferry. He is a member of the Firm’s Global Technology Market. Mr. Concannon brings to Korn/Ferry over 10 years of technology executive search experience, leading numerous CIO and CTO searches across industries. He also serves on Korn/Ferry's Information Technology Officers Center of Expertise. Furthermore, Mr. Concannon leads searches in the software and IT communities on assignments for clients in the areas of cloud, mobility and enterprise software. Venture capitalists and private equity firms look to his expertise around helping Internet startups migrate to the next executive level as they receive their post Series B and C funding rounds.

    Prior to his current position, Mr. Concannon served as the managing director of another global executive search firm, leading the technology practice, U.S. Additionally, he led the firm’s global technology vertical for seven years, coordinating worldwide search activity in the technology sector with Fortune 100 top accounts. Previously, Mr. Concannon served in sales and marketing roles for both Pioneer Electronics and Sony Corporation. Mr. Concannon served the Internet industry from its early inception in the 90s by working with then unknown startups Netscape and Yahoo! His portfolio clients have included well-established companies like Microsoft, Oracle, 3Com, Cisco and Nokia, and a host of start-up companies funded by tier-1 venture capital. He has completed over 500 search projects in his career with many of those projects reaching successful IPOs. Published and quoted often in The Wall Street Journal, San Jose Mercury News, CFO and CIO Magazines, as well as being featured twice on ABC’s World News Tonight with Peter Jennings in their Silicon Valley report, Mr. Concannon has served as an expert on Silicon Valley trends for over 15 years. He has been a guest lecturer at The University of California Berkeley and Stanford University. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of the Pacific.

  • Joe Gagnon
    SVP / General Manager Cloud - Chief Customer Officer
    Aspect Software

    Joe Gagnon is SVP and GM of Aspect Software’s Cloud Solutions. For over 20 years Joe has studied the evolving relationship between companies and consumers and how content and customer interaction affects that relationship.

    From Penn Foster, to IBM, Exit 41 to E&Y, Joe has helped some of the most well-known companies solve their customer engagement challenges. He has been published in national periodicals from the New York Times to Inc. Magazine and has been featured on the History Channel, CNN and Fox News Live. In the last month Joe has worked in Europe, Asia and the US, all while still training for his next endurance event.

  • Gunjan Goel
    SVP IT, Major Programmes
    Cobham Plc

    Gunjan began his Aerospace & Defence career working for AlliedSignal Aerospace (later renamed as Honeywell Aerospace) in 1998 as an IT Programme Manager and E-Business leader.  In 2002 Gunjan moved into Engineering Programme Management responsible for aircraft landing systems for F/A-18E/F and F-22 platforms for Boeing and Lockheed Martin respectively closing $43m in contracts. In 2005 he took on deploying multi-million dollar global ERP transformation programme for Honeywell Aerospace as Director for AsiaPac ERP programmes and later on as Sr. Director for the Global ERP programme & PMO.

    After Honeywell Gunjan joined Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) as a Partner managing large business transformation programmes and rebuilding CSC’s offshore SAP delivery capabilties. Gunjan then worked as CTO for Amerivitals, a telehealth company, connecting patients with doctors 24x7 thru mobile technology and prior to joining Cobham Gunjan was the Managing Director of Plexlane Consulting providing advisory, ERP, mobile and cloud services.  In his current role at Cobham Gunjan is responsible for strategy and delivery of large enterprise programes globally.

    Gunjan is a Six Sigma Black from Honeywell with an Executive MBA from University of Notre Dame, U.S.A. and a Masters in Information Systems from Arizona State University.

  • Stephen Gold
    EVP Business and Techology Operations & CIO
    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.

  • Michael Goul
    Professor and Associate Dean for Research
    W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University

  • Frank Grimmelman
    President & CEO/Intelligence Liaison Officer
    Arizona Cyber Threat Response Alliance

    Frank J. Grimmelmann is President & CEO/Intelligence Liaison Officer for the non-profit Arizona Cyber Threat Response Alliance ("ACTRA"), independent of, but closely affiliated with the FBI's AZ InfraGard Program. In this capacity, Mr. Grimmelmann represents the private sector in the Arizona Counterterrorism Information Center ("ACTIC"), and is the first private sector representative on its Executive Board. ACTRA’s Members include both public and private sector organizations. He also serves as the private sector cyber intelligence liaison to the FBI, the ACTIC, and the FBI's Arizona InfraGard Program. ACTRA's focus is to enable private/public sector Member Organizations to empower themselves to respond to the escalating national cyber threat, and to leverage InfraGard's vast private sector volunteer membership as a force multiplier in protecting our Nation's critical infrastructure and National Security interests. ACTRA serves Member Organizations across 14 USDHS Critical sectors across the Southwest, those with intellectual property to protect and those that could have a major economic impact. It also supports SMB solutions through leveraging select managed security service solution (MSSPs) providers. Mr. Grimmelmann serves as the National Co-Chair for the recently formed Information Sharing & Analysis Organization Standards Organization’s (‘ISAO SO’) ‘ISAO Creation Workgroup’ at the University of Texas San Antonio (UTSA), created under the President’s Executive Order 13691. He also serves on Grand Canyon University’s (GCU) President’s STEM Advisory Board, on the University of Arizona’s (UofA) Artificial Intelligence Advisory Board, on Arizona State University’s (ASU) Center for Emergency Management & Homeland Security Advisory Board, on the Maricopa County Community College’s (MCCC) Business & Industry Leadership Team, on the NSA cybersecurity certified Estrella Mountain Community College’s Cybersecurity Advisory Committee, on the Arizona Technology Council Cybersecurity Committee, and on the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce’s Advanced Business and Finance Council as a Team Lead for its Cybersecurity Workforce Pipeline Initiative.

     

     

  • Jason Grovert
    Vice President IT
    CalAtlantic Homes

    Grovert has over 20 years of experience innovating and delivering digital transformations while leading technology departments fully integrated with the business.  As Vice President, Technology at CalAtlantic Group, Grovert is responsible for technology vision & strategy for the business as well as leading customer facing digital technologies.  CalAtlantic Group, Inc. (CAA), a $4B, public, national homebuilder formed by the combination of Standard Pacific Corp. and Ryland Group, Inc. offers well-crafted homes in thoughtfully designed communities from entry level to luxury in 41 metropolitan statistical areas spanning 17 states.  Grovert did his Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, from University of Phoenix, and is pursuing his Masters of Science in Information Technology at W. P. Carey School of Business.

  • Kevin Haskew
    SVP & CIO
    ON Semiconductor

    Recognized as a technology leader that is known for implementing distinctive strategies and a steadfast mission to achieve business and corporate goals, Kevin A. Haskew, offers an exceptional blend of executive insight, IT solutions development and strategy-based team building. ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN) is a $5Bn company that is a premier supplier of high performance silicon solutions for energy efficient electronics. As a senior vice president and the chief information officer, Mr. Haskew has built an effective and responsive global IT organization of approximately 700 associates. He has focused on forming a sound foundation that delivers results by aligning technology initiatives to corporate strategies with substantial improvement to standardization, service delivery and business systems improvements. He oversees the company’s infrastructure, corporate application, manufacturing applications, technology security, compliance program and global integration efforts through attained mergers and acquisitions. In addition to key business process improvements garnering both respect and visibility from his stakeholders, Mr. Haskew’s astute business sense has been instrumental in providing ON Semiconductor with IT capabilities critical to the success of manufacturing systems and company performance while providing cost containment even in the most tedious financial times. Prior to ON Semiconductor, he was vice president and CIO for Biomet LLC ($2.4Bn) where he was a member of their executive team which transformed Biomet in preparation for an IPO. Prior to Biomet he was vice president and CIO at ArivnMeritor Inc. ($10Bn). He has been progressively promoted in his career as well as held positions with global companies overseas. Mr. Haskew holds a master of science (MSc) in IT and change management and a masters in business administration (MBA). He also maintains memberships in the British Computer Society as a fellow, Chartered IT Professional (CITP) and Chartered Engineer (CEng).

  • Vishwa Hassan
    Director - Enterprise Architecture
    Republic Services

  • John Iannarelli
    Former Senior Executive Advisor
    FBI

    John G. Iannarelli recently retired from the FBI after more than 20 years of service, during which he was a member of the SWAT Team and participated in the investigations of the Oklahoma City Bombing, the 9/11 attack, and the Congresswoman Gabriel Giffords shooting.  John previously served at FBI Headquarters as their national spokesperson and on the Cyber Division Executive staff.  In Phoenix, John was the Cyber squad supervisor before promotion to Assistant Special Agent in Charge, the number two position overseeing all Criminal, Cyber, and Counter Intelligence investigations throughout Arizona.  John has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Computer Science for his contributions to the field of cyber investigations.

    John is the author of several other books, to include Why Teens Fail and What to Fix, a parents’ guide to protecting their children from Internet predators and other dangers, and Information Governance Security, how businesses can protect their sensitive data from loss or compromise.  His recently released How to Stop A Terrorist, is a guide for the average person to recognize and help prevent terrorism. John is a highly sought after speaker and has presented to Fortune 500 companies, domestic and international audiences, the United Nations, and the Vatican where he met personally with Pope Francis to discuss the evolution of cyber crime.

    A former San Diego Police Officer and a graduate of the University of San Diego School of Law, to include studies of international criminal and civil law at Oxford, England, John is also an attorney admitted to the practice of law in California, Maryland and the District of Columbia. He is currently a private consultant, whose clients have included the both the FBI and a national professional sports league.

  • Nathan Johnson
    SVP & CIO
    Werner Enterprises

  • Nilesh Joshi
    CIO & EVP
    Newtek Business Services Corp.

  • Sheila Lehker
    SVP
    Cizek Associates, Inc.

    Since 1996, Sheila has worked in the human resources field, gaining broad experience consulting with senior leadership regarding their most important asset, their people. Sheila’s experience stems from holding strategic and operational positions within service, wholesale and retail industries. Prior to joining Cizek Associates, Sheila’s experience focused on organizational consulting work including assessment, top talent recruiting, and executive coaching. 
    She has owned successful consultancies including a search firm serving aerospace, technology, manufacturing and higher education. She has worked for two premier global consultancy firms, Lee Hecht Harrison and Right Management, specializing in helping businesses execute plans to develop people resources, maximize performance and successfully drive profits. With an early background in marketing and sales, administration and operations, Sheila successfully partnered in the formulation of two startup/expansion businesses and was instrumental in growing those businesses to become recognized leaders in their industries. 
    Sheila holds a Bachelor’s in Business Management and is pursuing a Master’s degree in organizational management with a focus on leadership development. She is an active volunteer in the community, presenting to young adults, and women’s and business groups, on a variety of topics and interests.

  • Umesh Manathkar
    Corporate VP & CIO
    Amkor Technology

    Umesh joined Amkor in February 2015 as the Corporate VP and Chief Information Officer. Umesh has a deep background in semiconductors and IT. He began his career with Motorola Semiconductor, holding engineering and operations positions in Singapore, Phoenix and Austin from 1993-2002. He was CIO of Silicon Labs (Austin, TX) from 2002-2007, and CIO of Cree, Inc. from 2008-2015. He holds a BA degree in Mechanical Engineering from Ambedkar Marathwada University in India, an MS in Industrial Engineering from Arizona State University (ASU) and an MBA from ASU.

  • 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.

     

     

  • Derek Neighbors
    CTO
    Tanga

    Derek Neighbors is a serial entrepreneur who helps people bring ideas to reality. Derek co-founded Gangplank, a collaborative workspace, in 2008 to help encourage local creatives to explore innovative ideas and create what they are passionate about.  He was a partner at Integrum Technologies, a consulting services firm, that helped companies build high performing teams to compete in the new economy.  He has taught entrepreneurship at Arizona State University.  Currently is the CTO of Tanga one of Arizona’s fastest growing companies.

  • Jason Noble
    Vice President - Solution Partner Group
    Neudesic

    With over twenty years of experience in building and managing complex, mission critical digital platforms, Jason brings extensive knowledge in advanced collaboration and knowledge management applications.   Jason has spent over 10 years focused on digital workplace products and solutions for DARPA, the US Navy, Fortune 500 companies, and countless mid-sized firms. In addition to his role as vice president for our solution partner group, he also leads product development for the Firm Directory and Pulse.

  • Kim Owens
    Founding Executive Director
    Year Up Arizona

    Kim Owens is the founding executive director of Year Up Arizona. Year Up's mission is to close the Opportunity Divide by providing urban young adults with the skills, experience, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education. 

    Kim brings more than 20 years of leadership experience in higher education, technology recruiting, healthcare and hospitality. Prior to joining Year UP, Kim served as Vice President of Workforce Solutions at the Apollo Education Group. There, she formed strategic partnerships with more than 500 community colleges across the country to help fulfill their shared mission of building a globally competitive workforce. Kim also led a Global Solutions team, with the purpose of building-demand driven, scalable, academic solutions for Fortune 500 companies. 

    Kim currently serves on the executive committee and local board for Opportunities for Youth. She has also served on the board for Jobs for Arizona’s Graduates (JAG) and UMOM New Day Centers; and was an active member of key industry organizations such as American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) and the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL). Kim received a BS in Journalism/Public Relations from San Diego State University and an MBA from the University of Phoenix. Kim and her husband Dan live in Phoenix and are active advocates in the community for youth, homelessness, education and workforce development

  • Dr. Karen Peters
    Director Data Institute, Program Dean Data/Big Data and IS
    University of Phoenix

    Dr. Karen Peters is a program dean and the director of the Data Institute for the University of Phoenix. With more than 30 years of experience serving government, industry and higher education, Dr. Peters has helped numerous organizations with their IT and Performance needs. Dr. Peters consulted with major companies including Microsoft, AT&T Cingular, Sikorsky (both government and commercial), Lucent Technologies, the NSA and DOD. While working with Microsoft, Karen and her colleagues designed an award winning Sales Certification program for Microsoft China. Prior to joining the University of Phoenix, she served as a faculty member and the director of Information and Instructional Technology at the Pennsylvania State University. She holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Development and an M.E. in Instructional Systems Design, summa cum laude, from the Pennsylvania State University. She also holds a B.S. in Computer Science and a B.S in Psychology. She is a frequent invited speaker at Technology and Learning/ Performance conferences.

    Karen and her family recently relocated to Gilbert, Arizona.

     

     

  • Steve Phillips
    Former SVP & CIO
    Avnet

    Steve Phillips is senior vice president and chief information officer for Avnet, Inc., reporting to Avnet CEO Rick Hamada. He is a member of the Avnet Executive Board and a corporate officer.

    Mr. Phillips came to Avnet with the 2005 acquisition of Memec, where he served as senior vice president and chief information officer since 2004. Prior to joining Memec, Mr. Phillips was senior vice president and chief information officer for Gateway Inc. He was previously the IT leader for Diageo’s European foods business. Early in his career, he served in a number of engineering and operations leadership roles at Thorn EMI.

    Under Mr. Phillips' leadership, Avnet has been recognized with multiple IT awards, including CIO 100, InfoWorld Green 15 and InformationWeek Elite 100. In 2015, Mr. Phillips was inducted into CIO magazine’s CIO Hall of Fame, a lifetime achievement that honors IT executives and visionaries whose leadership has significantly impacted the field of IT. Additionally, he received an HMG Strategy Transformational CIO Leadership Award in 2012 and was named a Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leader in 2011.

    Mr. Phillips is chairman of the board at Wick Communications, a news and specialty publications company. From 2008 through 2011, he served as chairman of the board of the Arizona Technology Council, a trade association that represents Arizona's technology industry.

    Mr. Phillips holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronic Engineering from Essex University and a post-graduate Diploma in Management Studies from the University of West London.  He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

  • Tianbing (TQ) Qian
    SVP & CIO
    Ports America

    Dr. Tianbing Qian (TQ) is SVP & CIO at Ports America, the largest terminal operator and stevedore in U.S. As a member of company’s Executive Leadership Team, TQ leads IT and Digital to enable company's operational excellence and profitable growth.

    A customer focused leader with experience across high tech, manufacturing, and transportation, TQ is keen on leveraging technology, process excellence, and innovation to create high-performing global organizations. He has a track record in driving drastic improvement in IT efficiency and business capabilities, transforming complex legacy environments into standardized & cloud-based platforms, improving cyber security posture, executing M&A and spin-off, and delivering large-scale innovative solutions with financial results & competitive edge across sales/marketing, e-Commerce, product development, supply chain, manufacturing, quality, transportation/logistics, and back-office processes. 

    Passionate for cross-functional collaboration to drive changes, TQ has been on senior leadership teams for Sales/Marketing, Operations/Supply Chain, Finance, and now Corporate Executive Team. He partners with C-Level Leaders, interacts with BoD, mobilizes transformation synergy, builds talented teams, fosters lean continuous improvement culture, and works with customers to help grow business.

    With deep expertise in Analytics, TQ created award-winning hybrid teams to combine IT, Machine Learning, and Business Analysis into integrated capabilities turning data into value-add insights. 

    Served as Chief IT architect at global companies, TQ is experienced in creating scalable and adaptive process and tool platforms, with a track record of value creation using digital - including Cloud, Big Data Analytics, Social, Mobile, and IoT.

    A lifelong learner, TQ holds 3 advanced degrees and completed executive training in Leadership, Change Management, and Finance. He speaks frequently at industry conferences and is active in community services.

  • Kevin Sauer
    CIO
    Preferred Homecare

  • Ron Schott
    Executive Emeritus
    Arizona Technology Council

    Ron Schott is currently Executive Emeritus at the Arizona Technology Council (AZTC). While at AZTC Ron has held positions of President & CEO and Executive Director during transitions of leadership. Ron was also Chairman of the Arizona Telecommunications and Information Council (ATIC) and continues on that board. Prior to joining the Technology Council, Ron completed two exciting careers in Corporate America.

    He retired from America Online, Inc. in 2003. While at AOL, Ron was Director of IT for AOL’s Member Services Group. He established a Development Center in Tucson, AZ responsible for Application Development, Knowledge Management Systems, MIS Systems, Web Development, Quality Assurance, Performance & Stress Testing that supported all of the AOL US and outsourced call centers with over 6,000 agents. His responsibilities spanned Data and Voice infrastructures, systems and applications.

    Prior to joining AOL, Ron held Senior Management positions at IBM which spanned Operating Systems Development, Development Laboratory Technical & Management covering many technologies, industries and disciplines. He was also responsible for Technical Sales at IBM with major IBM customers in AZ and the Southwest Region.

    Ron serves on the U of A College of Business MIS Industry Advisory Council and the U of A College of Engineering Industry Advisory Council. Ron also serves as a member of Phoenix Infragard and the FBI Infragard Critical Sector Council (“CSC”).  Ron is also member of the Scottsdale Pinnacle Peak Lion’s.   

  • Caren Shiozaki
    EVP & CIO
    TMST, Inc.

    Caren Shiozaki is EVP-CIO for TMST, Inc in Santa Fe NM. Previously she was CIO for a Dallasbased media company. She has worked internationally for Bank of America and American Express.  
     
    She is Vice Chair for SIM National, and founder of the national Cybersecurity SIG. She serves on the boards for the Santa Fe Alliance for Science and the Santa Fe Animal Shelter. She judges science fairs for the Santa Fe School District. She holds professional certification in corporate governance and is a certified e-discovery specialist.  She holds a degree in Genetics from UC Berkeley. 

  • Diane Smigel
    President
    Palladium IT Advisors

    Palladium IT Advisors, LLC was founded by Diane Smigel, a well respected IT and professional services executive with over 30 years of experience serving the strategic technology needs of mid-market and enterprise clients. Palladium IT Advisors specializes in strategic IT consulting and recruiting for mid-market and enterprise clients. Palladium’s services include IT planning and strategy, software selection, Interim CIO, CIO coaching and advising, and retained search recruiting of senior IT talent. Prior to launching Palladium IT Advisors, Diane was Vice President, Consulting Operations with MSS Technologies and a Partner with Tatum LLC in the Phoenix office. Previously, Diane served as Regional Vice President of the Northeast and Southwest Regions for Cambridge Technology Partners, a highly acclaimed consulting firm that pioneered the fixed-price, fixed-time project delivery model. Diane also held senior technology executive roles in the Financial Services and Insurance industries, and was Vice President, Corporate Information Services with John Hancock Financial Services in Boston MA. Diane holds a BA in Mathematics cum laude from Boston University, and resides in Scottsdale Arizona. Diane is a member of the Arizona Technology Council, the Research Board, and the Society of Information Management.  

  • 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.
     

  • Chris Spear
    VP of Operations
    Infusionsoft

    Chris is the Vice President of Operations at Infusionsoft. He has extensive experience in operational responsibilities including strategic planning, process automation, and team building. He has been at the forefront of architecting and implementing operations platforms with cloud technologies. He has enabled growth and scalability of key processes for sales teams, call centers, retail operations and human resources.

    Prior to Infusionsoft, Chris held leadership positions in sales, marketing, and program management at Extra Space Storage, IKON Office Solutions, IKON Technology Services and Artisoft. Chris holds MBA and BS degrees from the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University.

  • Jason Wilhite
    Manager, Enterprise Business Intelligence Solutions
    Salt River Project

    Jason is the Manager of Enterprise Business Intelligence Solutions for the Salt River Project.  His responsibilities include formulating strategy, roadmaps, dynamic business engagement models and emerging technologies associated with business intelligence and analytics across the enterprise. Prior to his current role, Jason managed the teams responsible for business intelligence, data migration and information management practices associated with the successful implementation of SAP at the Salt River Project.

  • Elaine Zelby
    Director Executive Programs
    Capriza

    Elaine Zelby is currently Director Executive Programs at Capriza and is responsible for a variety of strategic channels on the product, marketing, and business development fronts. She holds a B.S/M.S Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University and since graduating, has moved away from the world of engineering and has found a fit within Product Marketing at disruptive startups. She is passionate about technology, innovation, and changing that way that people work.

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7:00 AM - 8:00 AM  

Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking


8:00 AM - 8:20 AM  

Welcome and Introduction

John Iannarelli, Former Senior Executive Advisor, FBI, and Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy

Presentation of the HMG Strategy 2017 Transformational CIO Award to Kevin Haskew, SVP & CIO of ON Semiconductor


8:20 AM - 8:50 AM  

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: The Prescription for The Next Generation CIO

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

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.


8:50 AM - 9:20 AM  

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


9:20 AM - 10:00 AM  

EXECUTIVE KEYNOTE: Transforming Business Applications into Systems of Engagement

Elaine Zelby, Director Executive Programs, Capriza

Companies have invested millions of dollars and decades of work into automating and customizing their business applications only to find that complex user experiences have hindered their ability to achieve any real productivity or enhanced customer experience. Harnessing the power of existing business applications in the mobile era requires putting the user in the center and abstracting the base application to create one-minute workflows that enable users to do something quickly on a mobile device.

In this session, Capriza will discuss: How you can transform your business applications from systems of record into systems of engagement, enabling employees across the organization to maximize the one-minute mobile moment; examples of companies extending the reach of existing business applications to employees in ways never before available; and how you can deliver mobile solutions that empower lines of business in weeks not months.


10:00 AM - 10:30 AM  

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


10:30 AM - 11:10 AM  

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Reimagining the Enterprise for the Next Era of the Digital Age

Brian Chan, Global Head of IT Infrastructure, Avnet

Joe Gagnon, SVP / General Manager Cloud - Chief Customer Officer, Aspect Software

Jason Grovert, Vice President IT, CalAtlantic Homes

Jason Noble, Vice President - Solution Partner Group, Neudesic

Moderator: Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy

Truly successful leaders are advancing the traditional leadership 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 executives will share their leadership, innovation and transformation strategies that have earned them recognition among the most successful leaders of today – and take a look ahead at reimagining the enterprise for the next era of the digital age.


11:10 AM - 11:30 AM  

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


11:30 AM - 12:00 PM  

EXECUTIVE SEARCH PANEL: Strategic Leadership in a World of Accelerated Change

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

Bob Concannon, Senior Client Partner, CIO/IT Officers Practice, Korn Ferry

David Bruno, Managing Director, ZRG Partners, LLC

Sheila Lehker, SVP, Cizek Associates, Inc.

Diane Smigel, President, Palladium IT Advisors

Moderator: Kevin Haskew, SVP & CIO, ON Semiconductor

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.


12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  

Luncheon


Arizona SIM News - Chris Spear, President, Arizona SIM

Arizona Technology Council News - Ron Schott, Executive Emeritus, Arizona Technology Council

Year Up News - Kim Owens, Founding Executive Director, Year Up Arizona


1:00 PM - 1:50 PM  

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

Lenin Aboagye, Head of Information Security, IO

Michael Anderson, Special Agent in Charge, Chicago, FBI

Frank Grimmelmann, President & CEO/Intelligence Liaison Officer, Arizona Cyber Threat Response Alliance

Tim Roemer, Deputy Director, Arizona Department of Homeland Security

Kevin Sauer, CIO, Preferred Homecare

Moderator: John Iannarelli, Former Senior Executive Advisor, FBI

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?


1:50 PM - 2:20 PM  

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


2:20 PM - 3:00 PM  

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Is Your Data Delivering Insights and Value?

Michael Goul, Professor and Associate Dean for Research, W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University

Karen Peters, Director Data Institute, Program Dean Data/Big Data and IS, University of Phoenix

Tianbing (TQ) Qian, SVP & CIO, Ports America

Jason Wilhite, Manager, Enterprise Business Intelligence Solutions, Salt River Project

Moderator: Vishwa Hassan, Director - Enterprise Architecture, Republic Services

Big Data is ultimately just a series of 1s and 0s until analytics tools are applied to derive correlations between data sets and help decision-makers to obtain insights. But is your organization deriving the anticipated value from its data and analytics investments?

This panel of experts will share examples of data analysis in business that have delivered – and failed to deliver – the results anticipated by both IT and business users along with best practices for achieving optimal results.


3:00 PM - 3:30 PM  

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


3:30 PM - 4:10 PM  

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Identifying Future Trends That Will Impact the Enterprise

David Atrostic, VP & CIO, Able Aerospace and Execute to Win

Kevin Haskew, SVP & CIO, ON Semiconductor

Umesh Manathkar, Corporate VP & CIO, Amkor Technology

Derek Neighbors, CTO, Tanga

Moderator: Chris Spear, VP of Operations, Infusionsoft

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.


4:10 PM - 4:20 PM  

Express Break


4:20 PM - 5:00 PM  

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Summoning the Courage to Lead and Drive Innovation

Gunjan Goel, SVP IT, Major Programmes, Cobham Plc

Nathan Johnson, SVP & CIO, Werner Enterprises

Nilesh Joshi, CIO & EVP, Newtek Business Services

Caren Shiozaki, EVP & CIO, TMST, Inc.

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

Moderator: Steve Phillips, Former SVP & CIO, Avnet, Inc.

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.


5:00 PM - 6:00 PM  

Raffle Prizes and Networking Reception






















Presenting Partners

  • Capriza

    Capriza modernizes your business by simplifying and mobilizing your critical workflows. Capriza's end-to-end simplification platform enables IT and lines of business to mobile-enable critical business workflows in a matter of days without any coding, APIs, or integration. The solution is applicable for packaged applications such as SAP, Oracle, Salesforce as well as custom built solutions. Capriza disrupts the speed and economics of the journey by extending the capability of legacy applications, in a simple and useable way, onto any smartphone, tablet or desktop. Founded in 2011 by former executives of Mercury Interactive, Capriza is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, and is funded by Andreessen Horowitz, CRV, Tenaya Capital, Harmony Partners and Allen & Company.

    http://www.capriza.com

Platinum Partners

  • 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.

    http://www.neudesic.com

Gold Partners

  • appOrbit

    appOrbit enables the next generation of Application Life-cycle Management for both legacy and modern apps. With appOrbit, you can create full copies of your application, including the data, and seamlessly spin up the application on any infrastructure or cloud. Why does this matter? You can test code as fast as your developers can write it, increasing the frequency of code deployments from weeks to hours. You can leverage the cloud for Dev/Test and reduce infrastructure and staffing costs by up to 50%.

  • Datalink

    Datalink, an Insight company, is an IT services provider that helps organizations transform technology, operations and service delivery to meet business challenges. Clients rely on us for an unbiased evaluation of solution options, a full lifecycle of services, and a comprehensive approach to deliver positive business outcomes across cloud, IT transformation, next generation technology, and security.

    http://www.datalink.com
  • Eagle Creek Software

    Since 1999 Eagle Creek Software Services has provided software consulting expertise to the enterprise helping our customers achieve success in digital business. We focus on CRM, App Dev and Mobility enabling our customers to improve efficiency and quality, while managing price and risk in software development, deployment and support. We combine on site expertise with our offsite (but onshore) delivery platforms in a model developed with State governments. Achieving this consistent and sustainable way to provision consulting capabilities, reduce our customers’ backlogs and optimize their IT budgets has meant investing in America; where Eagle Creek has become the leader in U.S. Onshoring.

  • Gemalto

    Gemalto (formerly SafeNet, Inc.) is a global leader in digital security, bringing trust to an increasingly connected world. We deliver a vast range of technologies and services to businesses, governments and other organizations, protecting identities and data so they’re kept safe wherever they’re found: in personal devices, connected objects, the network, the cloud and in between. Our solutions are at the heart of modern digital life, from payments and the cloud to big data and the Internet of Things. They encrypt data and authenticate people and things – enabling our clients to deliver secure, innovative services for billions of individuals and devices.

  • Level3 Communications

    Level 3 Communications builds, operates and maintains a global communications network to deliver managed solutions for enterprises, carriers and governments. As a Fortune 500 company and a Tier 1 Internet operator, we offer fiber-based infrastructure and data center solutions, IP-based voice and data communications, wide-area Ethernet services, video and content distribution, security solutions, and cloud-based solutions. Level 3 connects more than 500 markets in over 60 countries across owned fiber networks on six continents, connected by extensive undersea facilities. We take ownership of network reliability and security, so our customers can own their success in return

  • Numerify

    Numerify's analytics solutions enable data-driven IT managers to optimize their operational performance. Our analytics suite goes beyond reporting to deliver intelligence for service, operations, and development. The cloud-based platform integrates data across IT systems and adjacent sources such as call center, HR, and financial applications. IT managers use these insights to drive innovation, improve service, strengthen business health, and deliver projects on time within budget. Our turnkey solution delivers insight in days, requiring no new technology or service investments. Unlike traditional BI tools, Numerify’s applications contain an IT-specific data model, high-performance infrastructure, and pre-built connectors to sources such as ServiceNow®.

    http://www.numerify.com/
  • TB Consulting

    TB Consulting partners with clients and internal IT teams by first focusing on their business needs and desired outcomes to identify high value IT initiatives. TBC provides value by bringing thought leadership to the design discussions, talent to the implementation, and SLA driven performance to maintenance and operations. Our clients feel that by transferring the cost and risk associated with select IT functions, they are better able to address gaps, align with the business and exceed their service objectives. Our service areas include ITIL based IT Service Management, Hosted Private Cloud, Managed Security, Managed Network Solutions, and Process Optimization.

    http://www.tbconsulting.com/
  • Tintri

    Tintri VM-aware storage is built for virtualized applications and cloud. With 6 of the Fortune 15 and 20 of the Fortune 100, Tintri is the solution for large enterprises that are scaling out their virtualization and cloud architectures. Organizations including GE, Toyota, United Healthcare and NASA run Tintri and manage only virtual machines in a fraction of the footprint and at far lower cost than conventional storage. Tintri enables leaders to focus on the business applications that drive value—and that requires that they keep storage simple.

    http://www.tintri.com
  • Western Digital Corporation

    Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC) is the world’s largest data storage solutions provider. We believe in the promise of data and are redefining how the world keeps and leverages data. Our innovative storage solutions that provide high capacity, flexibility and speed are at the heart of many of the world's largest data centers, and embedded in advanced smartphones, tablets, and PCs. Whether marketed under the WD, HGST or SanDisk brands, our storage solutions power the markets and companies that shape our lives—enabling possibilities for the cloud, enterprise and sophisticated infrastructures everywhere for the data-driven world.

    https://www.wdc.com/
  • 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.

    http://www.workday.com

Supporting Partners

  • Extreme Integration

    Extreme Integration has been building comprehensive technology for business, education, health care, and government since 2000. Our solutions improve how people communicate by increasing productivity, reducing costs, and positively impacting how people do business. As your solutions partner, we can help you solve short and long-term networking challenges, anticipate your needs, and are committed to responding quickly to your requests. Our business philosophy is to maintain the highest standard of customer service. Our services include: VoIP Telephony, Video Conferencing and Telepresence, Wireless Voice Communications, Wireless LAN Solutions, Network Infrastructure, Contact Center Applications, Data Center & Long-Term Storage

    http://extremeintegration.net/
  • Pentaho

    Pentaho, a Hitachi Group Company, is a leading data integration and business analytics company. Pentaho’s mission is to help organizations across multiple industries harness the value from all their data, including big data and IoT, enabling them to find new revenue streams, operate more efficiently, deliver outstanding service and minimize risk. Pentaho has over 15,000 product deployments and 1,500 commercial customers today including ABN-AMRO Clearing, BT, EMC, Landmark Halliburton, Moody's, NASDAQ and Sears Holdings Corporation.

    http://www.pentaho.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

  • Egon Zehnder

    Egon Zehnder was founded in 1964 with a distinctive vision and structure aimed at achieving two basic goals - to place our clients' interests first and to lead our profession in creating value for our clients through the assessment and recruitment of top-level management resources. The most fundamental expression of our client-first vision resides in our structure, which is unique to our profession. Our 390 consultants, operating from 63 wholly owned offices in 37 countries, are organized around a single-profit center partnership. This is designed to eliminate competitive barriers between our offices. It allows us to operate seamlessly when engagements call for us to mobilize across many offices in a country or a region. Large or small, local or global, our clients benefit from our structure by having access to our most relevant resources and relationships wherever they may reside. Underpinning this unique structure is our private ownership. We have chosen to operate our firm independent of any outside interests and are motivated solely by a desire to exceed our clients' expectations.

    http://www.egonzehnder.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
  • 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.

    http://www.kornferry.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.russelreynolds.com
  • 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.

    http://www.spencerstuart.com

Alliance Partners

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • Sequoia Capital

    Sequoia is a venture firm with a 40+ year track record of partnering with daring entrepreneurs. Founded in 1972, we’ve been early business partners with many of technology’s biggest companies (Apple, Google, Oracle, Cisco, and more) along with many emerging leaders (WhatsApp, Palo Alto Networks, ServiceNow, FireEye, LinkedIn, Dropbox, Airbnb, etc).

Association Partners

  • SIM Arizona

    The Arizona Chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM) is a by-invitation federation of senior officers experienced in information and general management. A not-for profit corporation, the chapter assists members in managing information technology. The Chapter strives to strengthen professional communications among members who direct the application of information technology in private and pubic organizations. Chapter activities include: • Meeting to share innovative ideas and real world experiences which address enterprise information needs. • Providing presentations by leading national information-management professionals and executives who benefit from management-information systems. • Challenging our comfort levels by exchanging ideas with peers and business counterparts. Awarding scholarships to institutions for Information Systems students with specific needs. For more information please visit www.simnet.org.

    www.simnet.org
  • Arizona Technology Council
  • Year Up Arizona

    Year Up’s Professional Training Corps (PTC) in Phoenix launched January 2015 on the campus of Maricopa Community Colleges. Year Up’s PTC offers an intensive, one-year program for college students, ages 18-24, combining professional coaching, hands-on skill development, and internships at some of America’s top companies. As college students, our young adults have access to the library, tutoring resources, and other services offered by the college, in addition to the services offered by Year Up. As students work toward completing a degree at Maricopa Community Colleges, Year Up PTC provides them with professional development and work experience, preparing graduates to launch a meaningful career.

    http://www.yearup.org/about-us/our-locations/arizona/

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7500 E Doubletree Ranch Rd
Scottsdale, AZ

Room rate is $355/night. This rate expires on January 12, 2017. To reserve a room, please visit https://resweb.passkey.com/go/HMGS.

The Phoenix CIO Executive Leadership Summit is created for CIOs/IT leaders. It also has strong appeal to leaders interested in better positioning their organizations and themselves for what's ahead in business and to achieve the greatest benefits through the use of information technology. To ensure a high quality environment and to maximize the networking experience, all attendees must be:

  • Employed C-Level executives (non-vendor) or equivalent, CIOs, Direct Reports of CIOs, or Senior Most IT Professional in an organization with $200M or greater revenue, or from not-for-profit or government organizations with comparable size  

-OR-

  • Full time academicians If you meet the criteria above, there is no fee to attend. All registration requests will be reviewed and approved based upon above stated criteria.

    * Sales/marketing individuals or consultants from non-sponsoring vendor organizations are not permitted.

    Special Needs - We fully support the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you require special assistance of any kind, please call us at (203) 221-2702 or email us at registrar@hmgstrategy.com.



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