Past Summits

2017 Washington, D.C. CIO Executive Leadership Summit

W Washington D.C., Washington, D.C.


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 Washington, D.C. CIO Executive Leadership Summit.


  • Aileen Alexander
    Senior Client Partner - Co-Leader Global Cybersecurity Practice
    Korn Ferry

  • Bharat Amin
    VP & CIO
    Newport News Shipbuilding

  • 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.

  • Shawn Banerji
    Managing Partner, Technology, Digital and Data Leaders Practice
    Caldwell Partners

    Shawn Banerji is the Managing Partner for the Technology, Digital and Data Leaders Practice at Caldwell Partners.  As a trusted advisor to organizations seeking to transform their businesses by unlocking the latent value of their legacy product portfolios, Shawn advises clients on the convergence of talent and innovation across all facets of the evolving digital enterprise. He specializes in the recruitment and assessment of these catalyst leaders who are resetting the value propositions of their organizations and industries through the power of data & analytics, accelerated software engineering, and Cloud. He is a loud advocate for increasing technology representation and diversity on corporate boards. He is also an ex-officio board member of SIM New York and serves on the board of advisors for The Center for Technology Management at Columbia University.  Shawn is co-located in TCP’s New York and  Stamford offices.

  • David Bray
    U.S. Eisenhower Fellow (Taiwan & Australia) and Incoming Executive Director, People-Centered Internet
    Senior Executive & CIO
    Federal Communications Commission

    Dr. David A. Bray was named one of the top "24 Americans Who Are Changing the World" under 40 by Business Insider in 2016. He was also named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum for 2016-2021. He also accepted a role of Co-Chair for an IEEE Committee focused on Artificial Intelligence, automated systems, and innovative policies globally for 2016-2017 and has been serving as a Visiting Executive In-Residence at Harvard University since 2015. He has been named a Marshall Memorial Fellow for 2017-2018 and will travel to Europe to discuss Trans-Atlantic issues of common concern including exponential technologies and the global future ahead. He also will start a new role as Executive Director for the People-Centered Internet coalition founded and chaired by Vint Cerf in October 2017.

    David enjoys creative problem solving. He began working for the U.S. government at age 15 on computer simulations at a high-energy physics facility investigating quarks and neutrinos. In later roles, he designed new telemedicine interfaces and space-based forest fire forecasting prototypes for the Department of Defense. From 1998-2000 he volunteered as a part-time crew lead with Habitat for Humanity International in the Philippines, Honduras, Romania, and Nepal while also working as a project manager with Yahoo! and a Microsoft partner firm. Dr. Bray then joined as IT Chief for the Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Program at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, leading the program's technology response to during 9/11, anthrax in 2001, Severe Acute Respiratory System in 2003, and other international public health emergencies. He later completed a PhD from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School and two post-doctoral associateships at MIT and Harvard in 2008.

    David likes to be a digital diplomat and a "human flak jacket" for teams of change agents working in turbulent environments. He volunteered in 2009 to deploy to Afghanistan to help "think differently" on military and humanitarian issues and in 2010 became a Senior National Intelligence Service Executive advocating for increased information interoperability, cybersecurity, and protection of civil liberties. In 2012, he became the Executive Director for the bipartisan National Commission for Review of Research and Development Programs of the United States Intelligence Community, later receiving the National Intelligence Exceptional Achievement Medal. He received both the Arthur S. Flemming Award and Roger W. Jones Award for Executive Leadership in 2013. He also was chosen to be an Eisenhower Fellow to meet with leaders in Taiwan and Australia on multisector cyber strategies for the "Internet of Everything" in 2015.

    David passions include "near impossible missions" involving humans and technology in challenging circumstances. He has served as the Chief Information Officer for the Federal Communications Commission, leading FCC's IT Transformation since 2013. Through the efforts of a team of positive change agents, he led the transformation of the FCC's legacy IT with more than 207 different systems to award-winning tech. This included rolling-out new cloud-based IT that achieved results in 1/2 the time at 1/6 the cost. He was selected to be one of the "Fedscoop 50" for Leadership in 2014, 2015, and 2016 and the recipient of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronic Association's Outstanding Achievement Award for Civilian Government in 2015. Dr. Bray also received the global CIO 100 Award twice, which usually is awarded to private sector Fortune 500 companies, both in 2015 and 2017, for his transformational leadership.

  • Elaine Cheng
    CIO
    CFA Institute

    Elaine Cheng oversees all aspects of information technology globally as managing director and chief information officer for CFA Institute. Her primary focus is to provide and support organization-wide IT, including infrastructure and architecture, applications development, business process reengineering, networks and computer operations. She is accountable for the future vision and strategy of technology and systems. Cheng also leads the newest function at CFA Institute, Global Strategic Design, which works as an internal consulting function responsible for human-centered decision making, idea generation and execution.

    CFA Institute is the global association of investment professionals that sets the industry standard for professional excellence and credentials, with more than 142,000 members in 159 countries and territories.

    Prior to joining CFA Institute, Cheng worked for M&T Bank in Buffalo, New York, as group vice president of Technology Business Services. In this position, she led development planning for major IT investments; managed technology relationships with retail, commercial, and internal business units; and overhauled the project management process. She served as vice president of retail operations at the bank prior to this position.

    Cheng earned her BA from Vassar College and her MBA from the University of Rochester, both in New York. 

  • Esteban Deleon
    Chief Executive Officer
    Renegade Strategies Corporation

    Esteban J. Deleon, Sc.D., CISSP, CCIE is President & Chief Executive Officer of the Renegade Strategies Corporation. As CEO, he oversees the delivery of market insight, advanced IT solutions, and innovative tools that optimize enterprise results always with strict adherence to the highest quality standards and dedication to our customers' missions.

    Prior to founding Renegade Strategies, Esteban was Chairman, President, & CEO of ESDI International, LLC - an international IT Development & Compliance firm that specialized in the user experience alongside compliance requirements of the organizations. Prior to ESDI, he worked as Chief Technology Officer for St8 Consulting.

    Esteban serves on the board of the US-Guatemala Chamber of Commerce, Vice-Chairman of the Latino’s Educator Fund, & Vice-Chairman of the Equality Foundation. He is a member of: AITP, The Northern Virginia Technology Council, MidTech Steering Committee, & SIM-CAC. He is adjunct faculty at American College of Commerce & Technology where he teaches both Bachelor & Master level courses in Information Technology & Science.

    His educational background includes attending Georgetown University for his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a minor in Cultural Linguistics, the University of California at Berkeley for his Master of Computer Information Sciences, and obtaining his Doctorate of Science for Electrical Engineering & Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

    Esteban and his Partner reside in Alexandria, VA.

  • Ranabir Dey
    Chief Information Officer
    DC Government

    Ranabir Dey was appointed Chief Information Officer for the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) in December 2016. Prior to joining the DC Government, Mr. Dey was the director of Enterprise Solutions at the DC Bar where he led a full technology and organizational transformation to deliver superior support and services to DC Bar members. As director, he set the technology strategy and the day-to day operations of all IT functions of the organization. Under his leadership, DC Bar transitioned to a full SaaS/Cloud based IT model. Prior to his tenure at the DC Bar, Mr. Dey was director of IT at the AICPA, a global association for all certified public accountants. In this role, he moved AICPA's operational headquarters from New Jersey to North Carolina. He built world-class IT processes that have been showcased by technology vendors. Under his leadership, AICPA implemented Oracle ERP, HR and CRM modules along with various industry-specific vertical applications. Mr. Dey have also worked at big 4 accounting firms such as PWC and KPMG implementing strategic projects for various clients. He has delivered results for an international clientele of Fortune 500 companies in the U.S., Europe, Latin America, and Asia.

    He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Drexel University and a second bachelor’s in mathematics from the University of Calcutta. 

  • Amy Doherty
    SVP & CIO
    AARP

    Amy Doherty serves as Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer (CIO) at AARP. Amy started with AARP in December 2011, providing leadership to application portfolio management and Enterprise Resource Planning. Since joining AARP, she has worked in roles of increasing responsibility in Information Technology Services (ITS).  

    In her role as CIO, Amy will help shape AARP’s future by enabling new technology solutions and services that help its members and people 50+ live their best lives. As AARP’s Chief Information Officer, she will continue to drive the transformation of the IT organization  from a “cost center” to a “value center,” running IT like a business, strengthening AARP’s Information Security infrastructure, and improve IT's ability to execute, and boost stability, efficiency, and resiliency throughout the organization.

  • Paul Fipps
    CIO & EVP, Global Operations
    Under Armour

    Paul Fipps is the Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice President, Global Operations at Under Armour (UA). In this role, he leads Information Technology, Analytics, Operations, Logistics, Strategy, and Corporate Real Estate globally. Fipps is focused on driving operational excellence and using analytics to drive the organization.

    Fipps joined Under Armour in January 2014 as Senior Vice President, Global Operations and oversaw Global Sales Operations, Planning, and Global Logistics and Distribution.  In 2015 he assumed the role of Chief Information Officer and implemented new technology investments and introduced a new operating model that enabled UA’s global expansion.

    Prior to joining UA, Paul Fipps served as Chief Information Officer and Corporate Vice President of Business Services at The Charmer Sunbelt Group (CSG) – a leading distributor of fine wines, spirits, beer, bottled water and other beverages in the United States. While at CSG, he led the strategic development and execution of CSG’s multi-functional shared services organization. Before entering into the corporate world, Fipps proudly served in the armed forces as a member of the United States Army.

    Fipps currently serves on the Board of Directors for America’s SAP User Group (ASUG) and Howard University’s Supply Chain Management Advisory Board. Previously, he served on University of Baltimore’s MIS Advisory Board. He is a frequent speaker on the topics of Digital Transformation, Operational Excellence, Digital as a Competitive Advantage, and SAP Technology.

    Paul Fipps holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Information Systems from the University of Baltimore and received his Masters of Business Administration from UB’s Merrick School of Business.

    Fipps, his wife Amy and two daughters reside in Mount Airy, Maryland. 

  • Wanda Jones-Heath
    Deputy Chief Information Security Officer
    United States Air Force

    Wanda Jones-Heath is the Deputy Chief Information Security Officer/Chief, Cybersecurity Division, Office of Information Dominance and Chief Information Officer, Pentagon, DC.  She leads Division comprised of military, civilian, and contractor personnel responsible for developing Air Force Cybersecurity policy and strategy for over 5,000 Air Force Information Technology systems.  She also manages the Air Force’s transition to the Risk Management Framework and provides oversight of the Air Force’s Assessment and Authorization program.

    Ms. Jones-Heath graduated from the University of SC in 1990 with a degree in Computer Science.  She began her Civil Service career as a Palace Acquire Intern as a information systems specialist in various functional areas.  She moved to Headquarters Air Combat Command, Langley Air Force Base, Va., in 1993.  There she held positions responsible for policy and guidance for security and network systems.  Prior to assuming her current position, Ms. Jones-Heath was the Program Manager, Defense Information Systems Agency.  Ms. Jones-Heath led the effort to establish a DoD Mobile capability to include infrastructure.  Her joint experience includes working in various positions at Ramstein Air Base, Germany.

  • Yuvi Kochar
    Managing Director, Technology and Operations
    CAQH

    CAQH, a non-profit alliance of health plans and related associations, creates shared, industry-wide initiatives and technology solutions to streamline the business of healthcare. Its goal is to reduce the administrative burden and related costs for providers, patients and health plans. Yuvi manages the Engineering, Program Management and Operations of all CAQH products, helping ease the burden of data collection from over 1.4 million Healthcare Providers for 900+ Plans and of the coordination of benefits processes for over 140 million patients.

    Prior to joining CAQH, Yuvi was the Interim CIO at comScore, the digital engagement measurement company, that collects and processes over 64 billion transactions a day leveraging Hadoop (574 nodes, 17 PB) and Greenplum (800 TB) big-data environments. Yuvi developed the post-merger financial systems consolidation roadmap for a large acquisition, rebuilt the IT team and led the re-architecture of the core data-collection system on AWS.

    Earlier, as the corporate CTO at The Washington Post Company (now Graham Holdings), a diversified and decentralized Education, Media, Healthcare and Manufacturing company, Yuvi collaborated with business-unit executives to develop innovative digital products and services leveraging the rapidly changing technology environment.

    Previously, Yuvi was the CTO at Brassring, one of the first SAAS products to gain broad acceptance in global enterprises. This leading recruitment suite served 160,000+ users from 50 Fortune 500 customers and processed 1 million job applicants per month. Yuvi has worked at technology startups in Normandy (France), New York and Southern California.

    Yuvi is the President of the Washington Area CTO Roundtable, a vibrant group of 260+ CTOs. The Roundtable meets regularly to review and discuss emerging technologies.

  • James Lamb
    Chief Information Officer
    Interstate Hotels & Resorts

    James Lamb is the Chief Information Officer for Interstate Hotels & Resorts, reporting to the Chief Executive Officer and responsible for the design and delivery of innovative technical and business solutions to meet the diverse needs of the Company and its global hotel portfolio.

    Prior to joining Interstate, James held a variety of IT positions within the hospitality industry, including senior vice president of information technology/chief information officer for Global Hyatt Corporation and chief information officer for Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts. In addition, he spent 16 years working for IT services firms, EDS and later Perot Systems, where he was responsible for creating solutions to meet the needs of clients in the manufacturing, publishing, financial, and travel and leisure industries.

    James received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from East Carolina University.

  • Aaron Levie
    CEO, Co-Founder & Chairman
    Box

    Aaron Levie is Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder and Chairman at Box, which he launched in 2005 with CFO and cofounder, Dylan Smith. He is the visionary behind
    Box’s product and platform strategy, which focuses on incorporating the best of secure content collaboration with an intuitive user experience suited to the way people work today. Aaron leads the company in its mission to transform the way people and businesses
    work so they can achieve their greatest ambitions. He has served as a member of Box’s board of directors since April 2005. Aaron attended the University of Southern California from 2003 to 2005 before leaving to found Box.

  • Joe Malfesi
    VP Infrastructure Services
    Transaction Network Services, Inc.

    Joe Malfesi is currently Vice President, Infrastructure Services at Transaction Network Systems, Inc. (TNS), a global provider of data communications and interoperability solutions. With a presence in over 60 countries, Mr. Malfesi utilizes his extensive experience in both information technology and business line management to ensure non-stop availability of the infrastructure. Prior to joining TNS, Mr. Malfesi was the Chief Technology Operations Officer at Amtrak where he was named by the Maryland/D.C. Technology Council as the 2011 IT Executive of the Year-Government for his management of a major infrastructure improvement program relocating data centers and changing network providers while supporting the concurrent rollout of “Big Bang” SAP and the introduction of eTicketing.

    In 1989 Mr. Malfesi joined Hughes Network Systems (HNS) as the senior information technology officer where he blueprinted the system architecture that supported a 600% revenue growth. His last role at HNS was as Chief Technology Officer, focusing on evaluating emerging technologies, developing roadmaps, reducing infrastructure costs and leading the development for business continuity and information security strategies. Mr. Malfesi has also held management positions at a computer manufacturer, a health care services company, and an appliance distributor.

    Mr. Malfesi graduated from Fordham University with a B.S. in Marketing Management. He also holds an M.B.A. from New York University with concentrations in Computer Applications and Accounting. He is board Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) and was named to the International Who’s Who of Information Technology in 1998. Mr. Malfesi has been an active member of the Society for Information Management (SIM) for over twenty years and is currently the Chairman of the Capital Area Chapter and a member of the Advanced Practices Council. He has been a guest speaker at the Robert H. Smith School of Business CIO Forum, SAP Admin & Infrastructure Conference and a judge at the annual American University Kogod Case Competition since 2005.

  • Israel Martinez
    Chairman Global Manufacturing ISAO & CEO
    Axon Global

    Israel is a professional in cyber strategy and innovation empowering boards and companies that have decided to reclaim cyber dominance.  He’s recognized as an expert in Cyber Enterprise Risk Management, as well as an NACD Full Board Member and Leadership Fellow, obtaining the highest credentials for Board Directorship. His board experience includes training directors, advisory and board service with: F500; National Bar Associations; American University Kogod Cyber Governance Center; The Association for Corporate Growth, representing 14K companies; Globes International (Tel Aviv’s “WSJ”); the Global Manufacturing ISAO, sharing threat information for 29K companies; and the Axon Global Alliance®. Martinez is also an accomplished thought leader and speaker with appearances in: The WSJ MarketWatch ®, NACD ® Annual Board Leadership Conferences, DHS Office of Analysis & Intelligence training conferences, Forbes CEO Conferences, CIO Magazine, U.S. Federal Reserve, and U.S. Congress.  As the CEO of Axon Global Services, recognized as leaders by the U.S. Secret Service and DHS, he is currently an advisor in cyber to the President’s 100-day team. He’s the recipient of, the HITEC top 100, The U.S. Senatorial Medal of Freedom (also awarded to Ronald Reagan and General Schwarzkopf), and his recent post graduate certifications include; business strategy at Harvard, Intelligence Analysis (TCOLE) at SMU, Cyber Counter Terrorism & Defense at DHS, and FINTECH Blockchain at MIT (2017). 

  • Matthew McCormack
    VP & CISO
    Virtustream

  • Andre Mendes
    CIO/ CTO
    Broadcasting Board of Governors

    In his current position Mr. Mendes serves as the CIO/CTO of the U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors and Director, Technology Services and Innovation for the U.S. International Broadcasting Bureau.

    With this portfolio, Mr. Mendes oversees the largest digital audio distribution system in the world through a $1.2B global network that includes 84 transmitting stations, utilizes 14 geo-stationary satellites, 1400+ affiliates, redundant circumnavigating fiber and a growing global MPLS network. BBG broadcasts reach a weekly audience of 187 million in 100 countries in over 55 languages.

    In his former position, as SVP Strategic Planning and Global CIO for Special Olympics International, Mr. Mendes was responsible for the formulation of the organization’s Strategic Plan and all aspects of the global movement’s information technology, Internet and media infrastructures.

    Previously, as Chief Technology Integration Officer, he was responsible for developing and implementing technology strategy in both Broadcasting Engineering and Information Technology divisions of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). He has also served as Chief Operating Officer at Pluvita, Inc. a biotechnology and bioinformatics startup.

    He is the recipient of multiple industry awards including:

    • 2013 Top 100 Hispanic IT Executives
    • 2011 Top 10 Breakaway Leaders (Finalist) 
    • 2008 MIT CIO Innovation Awards 
    • 2006 Mid-Atlantic IT Executive of the Year
    • 2006 Mid-Market Leadership 
    • 2005 Technology Leadership in Broadcasting 
    • 2004 Innovation in Storage Award
    • 2003 Excellence in Broadcast Engineering 
    • 2001 Premier 100 IT Leaders

    He is a co-author of the critically acclaimed “CTO Leadership Strategies” from Aspatore Books and is an internationally recognized leader in the convergence of broadcasting, IT and new media technologies. 

  • 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.

     

     

  • Augusto Penjasoff
    Chief Digital Innovation
    Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals

    Augusto is an innovative and accomplished Business and IT Leader within Life Sciences and Consulting. He has extensive experience providing strong leadership, vision, and strategic insights to business organizations -- with a dedication to achieving organizational goals partnering IT with internal clients and external customers.

    Augusto is currently leading Digital Innovation at Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, responsible for establishing and implementing a strategy of delivering new levels of technology innovation and business transformation through technology to the enterprise, with the goal to place Patients at the center of everything Mallinckrodt does.

    Previously, Augusto served as the Global IT Leader for Innovation and Digital for AstraZeneca, where he partnered with business units to enable business transformation as well as implemented a global digital platform -- from vision and strategy to business realization -- driving innovative connections between AZ, Patients, Healthcare providers, Specialty Pharma's and Payers.   He spearheaded innovation programs and brought local markets innovation from pilot to global scale

    Augusto has also held regional and global IT leadership positions at Merck and Schering-Plough. He played a leadership role at S-P in the expansion of the Asia-Pac and Latin America markets through the implementation of innovative technologies and a thought-leadership program transforming the culture of the respective regional IT organizations from order-taker groups to business strategic partners to the C-Level.

    In addition, Augusto worked many years leading consulting practices on the East Coast.  He was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he earned a Business Information System degree Summa Cum Laude.

    Augusto’s motto is to drive business growth and transformation through Disruption, Technology, Innovation, and Information.

  • Prasad Pinnamaneni
    VP, SF Architecture and Platforms
    Freddie Mac

    Responsible for Architecture and solution delivery for Single Family business strategic and transformational initiatives. 23 years of experience in Information technology. Most recently led the IT strategic initiatives for enterprise business divisions. Prior to joining Freddie Mac worked on various software development life cycle programs for various clients in India and USA. Led multiple organizational transformation initiatives for efficiency and operational excellence. Actively engaged in office of diversity and inclusion. As the lead Chair to ASIAN Employee Resource Group.  Holds M.S. in Systems and Information; B.E. in Computer Science; Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification; Executive Leadership Certificate from Darden School of Business, UVA.

  • Mark Polansky
    Senior Partner, CIO/IT Officers Practice
    Korn Ferry

    Mark Polansky is a Senior Partner in Korn Ferry’s Information Technology Officers Center of Expertise, an executive search practice he headed up for more than twelve years. He has been based in the firm’s New York office since joining Korn Ferry in 1997.

    Mark has extensively recruited chief information officers, chief technology officers, chief information security officers and other senior IT leadership talent across varied vertical sectors including Industrial, Consumer, Life Sciences and Higher Education. His consultative approach to search encompasses talent strategy, organization design, search process and diversity recruiting. Mark ’s clients range from the Fortune 100 (McKesson, General Electric, Hewlett-Packard, Boeing) to smaller high-growth companies (Under Armour, Regeneron, DirecTV) as well as prestigious public and private universities (Harvard, Rockefeller, University of Florida).

    Before entering the search field, Mark developed and marketed information systems within the Financial Services and Higher Education sectors. He currently serves on the Advisory Committee for Columbia University's executive graduate program in Information Technology Management.

    Mark frequently addresses conferences and writes on information technology and career management topics.  He is the creator of the “Executive Career Counsel” column in CIO Magazine and on CIO.com. He is a member of the Society for Information Management (SIM) and has served as President of the New York Chapter. He sits on the Advisory Boards of The Information Technology Senior Management Forum (ITSMF), the national organization dedicated to fostering executive talent among African-American IT professionals, and HITEC, the Hispanic Information Technology Executive Council.

    Mark holds a master’s degree in Computer Science from Pratt Institute and a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Electrical Engineering from Union College.

  • Mike Raeder
    CISO
    OrbitalATK

  • Chad Sheridan
    Chief Information Officer
    USDA-Risk Management Agency

    Chad Sheridan has served as the Chief Information Officer of the Risk Management Agency since 2011. In that role, he is responsible for all information systems that support the Federal crop insurance program, a program that covers commodities and livestock with a total annual liability of over $113 billion. At RMA, Chad has transformed the agency’s IT program to embrace agile development and devops while leading the effort to establish an action-oriented and collaborate CIO Council within USDA.

    Prior to his service at RMA, Chad spent over 18 years of active duty and civilian service with the United States Navy in the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Directorate, or Naval Reactors. He most recently served as Deputy CIO for the program and had previously served as Manager for Shipboard IT, focusing on improving the quality of shipboard networks and software and the capabilities and training of the submarine and aircraft carrier information technology professionals.  Prior to his transition to information technology, Chad served as Deputy Program Manager for the design and construction of the USS GEORGE H. W. BUSH (CVN 77) and GERALD R. FORD (CVN 78) aircraft carrier propulsion plants.

    Chad received his Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Virginia and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

  • Edward Stelmack
    Director, Commercial Data Management Head - Commercial Operations
    AstraZeneca

  • James Turgal
    Executive Assistant Director, Information and Technology Branch
    FBI

    James L. Turgal, Jr, Executive Assistant Director (EAD), Information and Technology Branch, entered on duty in March 1996 and was assigned to the Houston Division, working Organized Crime and Drug investigations.  Upon being promoted as a Supervisory Special Agent, he was assigned to FBI Headquarters, Office of General Counsel and the Counterterrorism Division, as the senior counsel for Domestic Terrorism Operations.
     

    In 2002, Jim was assigned to the Cincinnati Division as Chief Division Counsel, Media Spokesperson, and Supervisory Special Agent.  Four years later, he returned to FBI Headquarters to lead the Director’s Research Group. He later became the Assistant Special Agent in Charge of Administration at the Washington Field office. 

    In 2010, Jim was selected to serve as the Special Assistant to the Deputy Director, providing counsel on various national security, criminal, and administrative issues affecting the FBI.  One year later, he was designated Special Agent in Charge of the Phoenix Division, where he oversaw several high profile cases, including the shooting of U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.  In 2012, Jim returned to FBI Headquarters, as the Deputy Assistant Director of the Human Resources Division (HRD).

    In August 2013, Director Robert S. Mueller, III appointed Jim as the Assistant Director (AD) of the HRD.  During this time, he served as the AD and Human Resource Officer.

    On February 10, 2016, Director James B. Comey, Jr. announced the appointment of James L. Turgal, Jr., as the EAD of the Information and Technology Branch.

    Jim is also a FBI certified pilot.  

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7:00 AM - 8:10 AM  

Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking


8:10 AM - 8:50 AM  

Welcome and Introduction

Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy


8:50 AM - 9:30 AM

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

Paul Fipps, CIO & EVP Global Operations, Under Armour

Prasad Pinnamaneni, VP, SF Architecture and Platforms, Freddie Mac

Mike Raeder, CISO, OrbitalATK

Chad Sheridan, Chief Information Officer, USDA - Risk Management Agency

Moderator: Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy

Truly successful leaders are advancing the traditional leadership role by stepping up with bold, game-changing and transformational digital strategies to grow the business, create value, dominate markets, and deliver innovation to a new generation of 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 organization in the next era of the digital age.


9:30 AM - 10:00 AM  

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


10:00 AM - 10:40 AM  

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Laying the Foundation for the Digital Roadmap

Bharat Amin, VP & CIO, Newport News Shipbuilding

Ranabir Dey, Chief Information Officer, DC Government

Amy Doherty, SVP & CIO, AARP

Yuvi Kochar, Managing Director, Technology and Operations, CAQH

Augusto Penjasoff, Digital Innovation Head, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals

Moderator: Esteban Deleon, Chief Executive Officer, Renegade Strategies Corporation

As business continues to change at warp speed, IT executives need to be able to manage the current state while framing the future state of the business. Understanding the future trends that are on the horizon and their potential to reshape the business 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.



10:40 AM - 11:10 AM  

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


11:10 AM - 11:50 AM  

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

Wanda Jones-Heath, Deputy Chief Information Security Officer, United States Air Force

Israel Martinez, Chairman Global Manufacturing ISAO & CEO, Axon Global

Matthew McCormack, VP & CISO, Virtustream

James Turgal, Executive Assistant Director, Information & Technology Branch, FBI

Moderator: Aileen Alexander, Senior Client Partner - Co-Leader Global Cybersecurity Practice, Korn Ferry

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?


11:50 AM - 12:00 PM  SIM Capital Area News - Joe Malfesi, VP Infrastructure Services, Transaction Network Services, Inc.

12:00 AM - 1:00 PM  

Luncheon


Presentation of the HMG Strategy 2017 Regional Champion Awards


1:00 PM - 1:20 PM   Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

1:20 PM - 1:50 PM  

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW:  Leading Digital Transformation with Courage, Compassion, and #ChangeAgents 

David Bray, Senior Executive & CIO, Federal Communications Commission 

Hunter Muller will interview David Bray to discuss the quickest major digital transformation for a public service agenda in U.S. government history. When Dr. Bray first arrived in late 2013, the FCC had 207+ legacy IT systems that were consuming more than 85% of the FCC's budget. There had been nine CIOs in eight years, presenting a challenge for motivating a demotivated workforce. 

Under Dr. Bray's leadership the FCC is now a 100% public cloud and commercial service provider. This reduced the FCC's operations and maintenance costs from >85% of its budget to less than 50% on a flat budget. More importantly, the FCC has reduced the time it takes to start up new prototype systems from six months to now less than 48 hours using modular SaaS components. 

Dr. Bray will share how this digital transformation both prepared the FCC for new opportunities ahead and revitalized its workforce to be positive #ChangeAgents – and how you can apply a similar strategy and tactics to your own organization.


1:50 PM - 2:30 PM   

EXECUTIVE KEYNOTE: Every Company Needs to Work Like a Digital Company.

Aaron Levie, CEO, Box

It's not about rewriting your software. It's about rewriting your company.

To transform your company and compete in the digital age, you need to work like a digital company.But being a digital company is about much more than building an app or applying technology to your existing business. You have to go deeper.You need to fundamentally rethink your products and customer experiences for the digital world. Box CEO Aaron Levie will share lessons learned on how to innovate quickly and nimbly to reinvent your products and build modern customer experiences.

About Box:Box is building the leading Cloud Content Management platform. More than 41 million people in over 60,000 companies – including 59% of the F500 - use Box today to power real-time collaboration across geographic and organizational boundaries, without risk of data loss or security issues.


2:30 PM - 3:00 PM   

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


3:00 PM - 3:30 PM   

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Change Begins with Powerful Leadership

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

Shawn Banerji, Manager Partner, Technology, Digital and Data Leaders Practice, Caldwell Partners

Mark Polansky, Senior Partner, CIO/IT Officers Practice, Korn Ferry

Moderator: Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy

The secret sauce to driving transformational change is compelling leadership where senior executives clearly communicates the mission and inspire employees to strive for greatness. But driving organizational change is no easy task, especially in long-established companies where cultural roots run deep.

This session will explore the leadership qualities that search recruiters look for in senior executives along with the leadership techniques that foster long-term success.


3:30 PM - 3:40 PM   

Express Break

3:40 PM - 4:20 PM   

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Summoning the Courage to Lead and Drive Innovation

Elaine Cheng, CIO, CFA Institute

James Lamb, Chief Information Officer, Interstate Hotels & Resorts

André Mendes, CIO/ CTO, U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors

Edward Stelmack, Director, Commercial Data Management Head - Commercial Operations, AstraZeneca

Moderator: Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy

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.


4:20 PM - 5:30 PM   

Raffle Prizes and Executive Networking Reception




























Presenting Partners

  • Box

    Box (NYSE:BOX) is the Cloud Content Management company that empowers enterprises to revolutionize how they work by securely connecting their people, information and applications. Founded in 2005, Box powers more than 71,000 businesses globally, including AstraZeneca, General Electric, P&G, and The GAP. Box is headquartered in Redwood City, CA, with offices across the United States, Europe and Asia. To learn more about Box, visit

    https://www.box.com

Gold Partners

  • 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
  • CenturyLink

    CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company enabling millions of customers to transform their businesses and their lives through innovative technology solutions. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, Big Data analytics and IT consulting, and operates more than 55 data centers in North America, Europe and Asia. The company provides broadband, voice, video, data and managed services over a robust 250,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 300,000-route-mile international transport network.

    http://www.centurylink.com
  • Nutanix

    Nutanix makes infrastructure invisible, elevating IT to focus on the applications and services that power their business. The Nutanix enterprise cloud platform delivers the agility, pay-as-you-grow economics and operational simplicity of the public cloud, without sacrificing the predictability, security and control of on-premises infrastructure. Nutanix solutions leverage web-scale engineering and consumer-grade design to natively converge compute, virtualization and storage into a resilient, software-defined solution that delivers any application at any scale.

    https://www.nutanix.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

Supporting 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%.

  • Dell EMC

    Dell EMC enables organizations to modernize, automate and transform their data center using industry-leading converged infrastructure, servers, storage and data protection technologies. This provides a trusted foundation for businesses to transform IT, through the creation of a hybrid cloud, and transform their business through the creation of cloud-native applications and big data solutions. Dell EMC services its customers – including 98 percent of the Fortune 500 – with the industry’s broadest, most innovative infrastructure portfolio from edge to core to cloud.

    https://www.emc.com/en-us/index.htm
  • HCL

    HCL Technologies is a global IT services company with around $7B in revenue and 110,000 Ideapreneurs working in 32 countries. HCL focuses on transformational outsourcing, underlined by innovation and value creation, offering an integrated portfolio of services including software-led IT solutions, remote infrastructure management, engineering and R&D services and digitalization services.

  • 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
  • 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

Lunch Partners

  • 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.

    https://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.russellreynolds.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.

    https://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.

    http://www.amplifypartners.com
  • 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
  • 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).

    https://www.sequoiacap.com

Association Partners

  • SIM Capital Area

    The Society for Information Management (SIM) is an exclusive association for senior IT executives, prominent academicians, consultants, and other IT thought leaders built on the foundation of local chapters. SIM’s Capital Area Chapter (SIMCAC) recognizes the Greater Washington, DC area as a powerhouse for nuanced and secure technology. SIM’s mission is to connect IT leaders and deliver vital knowledge creating business value and promoting personal development within the field through our events. For more information please contact tedtompkins.us@gmail.com.

W Washington D.C.

515 15th Street NW
Washington, D.C.

Group rate is $449/night. This rate expires on Monday, March 20, 2017.

To reserve a room, please visit the HMG Strategy registration link

The 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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