Past Summits

2017 Southern California CIO Executive Leadership Summit

Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach, Huntington Beach, CA


  • "Networking is essential to the success of all business people. The HMG summit is time well-spent to meet other executive leaders and share thoughts and ideas."

    Richard Hoffman
    Chair
    UCLA IS Associates

Lead, Reimagine, Reinvent – Driving a Culture of Genius for Success

In today’s fast-changing business landscape, it’s not your competitors that threaten your company’s survival. It’s your organization’s willingness and capacity to disrupt its existing business model or be disrupted. Because the CIO is at the center of the digital transformation journey s/he is uniquely positioned to deliver fearless leadership, fuse emerging technologies with process redesign and people skills, partner with the C-suite and board of directors, and successfully navigate the business into the future.

The courageous leadership traits needed to foster a culture of innovation and transformation on the path to genius will be the focal point of the 2017 Southern California CIO Executive Leadership Summit.


  • Gus Anagnos
    CISO
    University of Southern California

  • Ramón Baez
    Former SVP, Customer Evangelist
    CIO Evangelist at HMG Strategy
    Hewlett Packard Enterprise

    Ramón Baez is the Former Senior Vice President, Customer Evangelist for Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Ramón champions customer centricity. Hewlett Packard Enterprise believes in relationship to drive the company’s business. In his role, he advised customers and partners through frank practitioner-to-practitioner discussions on how to make and implement decisions about emerging digital technologies in their operations, products and business models; which will have a positive impact in the market place.

    Ramón joined Hewlett-Packard in 2012, as a senior vice president and global chief information officer (CIO), a role in which he oversaw the worldwide information technology (IT) strategy and all of the company’s IT assets that supported Hewlett-Packard employees and helped to drive strategic company priorities. This included global application development, the company’s private cloud, IT security, data management, technology infrastructure, and telecommunication networks. He also serves as chairman of enterprise-wide Diversity & Inclusion Board, an entity that serves as the strategic governing body for global diversity and inclusion (D&I) at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. The board works closely with company leaders to champion the company’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

    His career spans 40 years at global Fortune 100 companies in the manufacturing, packaged goods, aerospace and defense industries, and products and services for the scientific community. Prior to HP, he held chief information officers positions at Kimberly Clark Corp., Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. and Honeywell’s Automation and Control Solutions group. Ramón began his career at Northrop Grumman, where he spent 25 years and finished as CIO for its electronics systems sensor sector.

    He continues to serve on boards of DocuSign, Boys and Girls Clubs of the Peninsula, EdSource, Hispanic IT Executive Council (HITEC), Trpz.com as well as his most recent appointment as Board of Directors for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals boards.

    He deeply believes that business leaders need to take really good care of themselves, as if they were corporate athletes.

    He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of La Verne in California.

  • Brian Colin
    Regional Director
    Nutanix

  • Nicole Eagan
    CEO
    Darktrace

    As Chief Executive Officer of Darktrace, Nicole Eagan has positioned the company as an international leader in cyber defense. Nicole was named ‘Woman of the Year’ at the 2016 Cyber Security Awards for successfully introducing disruptive machine learning technology to the global market. Her extensive career as a technology executive includes over 25 years of commercial and marketing experience. An expert in developing and executing strategies for high-growth businesses, Nicole helped Darktrace secure $65 million in Series C funding from KKR and led the company to 600% year-on-year growth. Under her leadership, Darktrace’s innovative approach to cyber security has won over 20 awards, including World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, CA and Cambridge, England and now has more than 400 employees working across 24 countries.

  • Greg Fancher
    CIO
    Taco Bell Corporation

  • Glenn Haddox
    Director, Cybersecurity and IT Compliance
    Southern California Edison

    Glenn Haddox is director of Cybersecurity and IT Compliance in Information Technology at Southern California Edison (SCE). He is responsible for directing SCE's information security activities to ensure the protection of information and technology assets. 

    He also leads SCE’s information security governance activities, including regulatory watch, risk assessment, policy development and compliance, security strategy and programs, and incident response and forensics. 

    Haddox has served in a variety of management and leadership roles in the Defense industry. Prior to joining SCE, he was director of cybersecurity for Honeywell, and vice president for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (C4I) at Ultra Prologic where he was responsible for overall guidance and direction of cybersecurity. 

    Haddox has extensive experience in cryptology, technical and product offerings, International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) control, team composition, training and mentoring programs, CMMI 3 & ISO 9001, Profit and Loss, and Mergers and Acquisitions. 

    Haddox earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Armstrong State University in Savannah, Georgia. He also attended a number of technical schools as an officer in the U.S. Navy.

  • Rick Hopfer
    CIO
    Molina Healthcare

    Rick is a recognized technology leader with over 25 years’ experience leading large, complex organizations in multiple industries around the globe.  He is the recipient of awards including 2014 CIO of the Year and inducted into the 2017 CIO Hall of Fame. As the Chief Information officer at Molina Healthcare, Rick leads the information and security technology department to align enterprise objectives, programs, and strategies. He has partnered with the business leadership on digital, analytic and innovation initiatives. Prior to Molina, Rick was the CIO for Sony Pictures Entertainment, a large global media company. As CIO and CTO International for Homestore.com, and prior to Sony Pictures, he was part of the executive team that took the company public in 2001. He has held senior IT leadership positions at Simon and Schuster, Lehman Brothers, Bankers Trust and Aetna Life and Casualty, among others. He holds a bachelor's degree in computer information systems from Arizona State University and attended executive leadership programs and the New School in NYC, Stanford and Harvard Business School.   He serves on the board of multiple non-profit organizations and associations.

  • Brandon Johnson
    CIO
    Resources Global Professionals

    Brandon Johnson is Chief Information Officer for Resources Global Professionals (RGP), a leading consulting company providing intellectual capital on demand for   Fortune 1000 businesses globally.  Brandon drives the technology strategy and execution for this $600M publicly traded professional services firm, enabling more than 3000 employees  in 24 countries  to assist clients  in exceeding their goals and driving their businesses forward.  As a former Marine Corps officer and F/A-18  aviator, he has applied the leadership and execution principles gained from 20 years of service to the challenges of  implementing technology at a global consulting company. 

    Brandon is past chairman of Southern California Society of Information Management, currently serves on the board of the Orange County Homeland Security Advisory Council, and is a member of the USC Marshall’s Master of Business for Veterans (MBV) Board of Counselors.

    Brandon holds a Bachelors of Business Administration from University of Texas El Paso, a Master’s in Computer Systems Management from the University of Maryland, and a Master’s in Information Technology Management from the Naval Postgraduate School.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Joel Manfredo
    CIO
    Motion Picture Industry Pension & Health Plans

    Mr. Manfredo is a multi-disciplinary well-rounded executive offering leadership and vision based upon over thirty years of experience working for major corporations in a broad spectrum of corporate functions. He has a proven record of success serving in senior level management roles in the areas of information technology, marketing and business development, operations, sales, development and construction, real estate, and finance. His most recent endeavors were focused on transformational information technology assignments where he’s been described as a “technology visionary”; he is a sought-after speaker for technical and industry conferences and has been asked to be a source of best practice research by Gartner on such topics as leading enterprise change, risk and strengthening the core of IT. He is known for the 3Ts: Transformation, Turnaround and Technology. A testament to his zeal in prosecuting his duties, in 2007, Mr. Manfredo was named as one of the top 100 CIOs in the U.S. by eWeek magazine for green technology and also received the Digital Impact Award for lifetime technology achievement in Real Estate. Mr. Manfredo was the Chairman of the CIO Roundtable sponsored by the University of California at Irvine's CRITO Consortium (Center for Research on Information Technology and Organizations) and The Paul Merage School of Business. He is also a Board member of Southern California’s chapter of the Society of Information Management and was the Chairman of the Advisory Council of Realcomm, an organization focused on the intersection of technology and real estate. He is currently on the Advisory Boards of CleanTechOC and the Technology Business Management Council. On numerous occasions, Mr. Manfredo has been asked to speak in industry events on a broad range of topics including IT Strategic Planning, Enterprise Architecture, IT Governance, Portfolio Management, Web 2.0, IT Strategic Sourcing, "Green IT", Chargeback, Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and IT Controls.

  • John Manzanares
    VP & CIO
    Daylight Transport

  • Cindy McKenzie
    CIO
    Deluxe Entertainment Services Group

  • 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.

     

     

  • Tom Peck
    SVP, CIO and Global Head, Procurement & Travel
    AECOM

    Tom Peck is Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer and Global Leader for Procurement and Travel at AECOM (NYSE: ACM), a $20-billion global provider of professional technical and management support services. AECOM’s 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serve clients in more than 150 countries around the world. In this position, Mr. Peck is responsible for the support and deployment of technology to fuel growth and efficiencies for both employees and clients.  His goal is to make technology a competitive advantage for AECOM.  He works side-by-side with operational leadership to ensure effective infrastructure and support as well as strategic alignment of the company’s technological platforms and investments. Additionally, Mr. Peck oversees the company’s global procurement and travel departments and is a member of the CEO’s Executive Committee. A high-energy, results-oriented leader, Tom has 25 years of experience in information technology, financial management and Six Sigma.  Before joining AECOM, Mr. Peck was the CIO at Levi Strauss & Company, which operated four brands across 60,000 sales locations in 110 countries.  Prior to Levi Strauss, he was the CIO at MGM MIRAGE where he led an IT transformation and global expansion at this leisure and hospitality company. Prior to these roles, he had an accomplished career at General Electric, culminating in the CIO role for NBC Universal’s global entertainment business unit.  Tom began his career in the United States Marine Corps holding numerous finance and technology jobs.  Tom is also a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt and Quality Leader and is proficient in process optimization strategies such as lean supply chain and Kaizen. Tom earned his bachelor’s degree from the United States Naval Academy with distinction in economics, and a master’s degree in management from the Naval Postgraduate School. A dynamic and highly requested speaker, Tom is also the recipient of numerous industry and technology awards including the 2012 “Private Company CIO of the Year” as recognized by the Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal and the San Francisco Business Times

  • Ashwin Rangan
    SVP Engineering & CIO
    ICANN

  • Ram Reddy
    VP Global IT
    Dermalogica

    Ram Reddy is the VP of Global IT for Dermalogica (a subsidiary of Unilever).  Dermalogica is a leader in the skin care products category.   Prior to Dermalogica, Ram was the VP for IT Strategy and Projects at Jacobs Engineering Corporation (JEC). He was awarded Computerworld’s “Premier 100 IT Leaders” award in 2015 for helping implement a “follow the sun” IT support model for Jacobs’ global work force. 

    Ram held multiple IT leadership positions – Chief Enterprise Architect, Director of Enterprise Application at SAIC (a major Aerospace/Defense services firm).  Ram worked with senior executives such as - CFO, SVP HR, BD, and Operations - to deliver and maintain IT applications in support of their business operations.  

    Earlier, Ram was the president of Tactica Consulting Group, a technology and business strategy consulting firm. He has advised Fortune 500 firms on strategic use of technology, restructuring the IT function for competitive agility, customer relationship management, and supply chain systems.   Before Tactica, Ram was the CIO of a Tier 1 supplier in the automotive sector.

    Ram’s work experience spans industries in manufacturing, contingent staffing, mass merchandising, procurement, and financial services. Ram is the author of Supply Chains to Virtual Integration (McGraw-Hill, 2001) and has written extensively on realizing strategic business goals through information technology.

  • Margot Sharapova
    VP IT Quality & Operations, OptumRx
    UnitedHealth Group

    Margot Sharapova currently serves as the VP IT Quality & Operations for OptumRx. In this capacity, Margot drives customer reliability, software quality engineering, and IT continuous improvement.  

    Margot has extensive professional experience in the information technology and healthcare industries, previously serving as the chief information officer (CIO) with AECOM, Americas. She spent a number of years at GE serving as the CIO for GE Healthcare Medical Diagnostics, GE Aero Energy, GE Nuclear and GE Hydro where she drove profit and loss (P&L) transformation and technology strategy and delivery.

    Margot holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth College and is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt.

     

     

     

  • George Sheth MBA, FHIMSS
    Managing Partner
    Diligent Partners

    George is co-founder and Managing Partner of Diligent Partners, LLC. Previously, he was Executive Director and Healthcare Practice Leader at another retained executive search firm based in Southern California. Before that, he was a Strategy Consulting Principal focused on health plan IT strategy consulting within Kaiser Permanente's Information Technology division. Since the early 1980s, he has worked in managed care, provider practice management, new venture/product development, and information technology as a strategic management and business process consultant, project manager, and operations manager. Prior to Kaiser Permanente, Mr. Sheth held executive management roles in the national healthcare consulting practices of Capgemini (now Accenture) and IBM / PricewaterhouseCoopers.

    Mr. Sheth started his career in operational management roles at Health Net and Maxicare Health Plans. His areas of expertise include strategic business planning and development and business process redesign; new venture and product development; as well as core managed care and provider practice management software selection, implementation, and project management. George has been a leader in the application of technology to solve health plan strategic and operational issues and specializes in managed care claims processing, health plan marketing and product development, and e-Health strategy and implementation.

    As a volunteer leader many times over, Mr. Sheth is on the HIMSS Southern California Chapter Board (completed his one-year term as President 6/30/09), the University of Southern California (USC) Asian Pacific Alumni Association (President: 2006-2007), the USC Marshall Alumni Association National Board, and the USC Marshall Partners Board.

    George has a B.A. degree from Occidental College and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Southern California with an M.B.A. in International Business.

  • Sandeep Singh
    Sr. Director, Product Marketing
    Pure Storage

    Sandeep Singh is the Sr. Director of Product Marketing at Pure Storage. He is a 15-year veteran of the storage industry with first-hand experience in leading innovation in data storage. At Pure, Sandeep leads product marketing for the Pure Storage FlashArray, Purity Operating Environment, and Pure1. Prior to joining Pure, Sandeep led product management and product strategy for the 3PAR product line from pre-revenue to $1+ Billion run rate. Sandeep holds a degree in computer engineering from UC, San Diego and an MBA from Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.

     

     

  • Tim Stanley
    President, CXO & Founder
    Tekexecs/Innovatects/CXOCo

    Tim founded and is the President/CEO of Tekexecs, Innovatects and CXOCo – a complementary set of business strategy, innovation, talent, and technology focused advisory services and equity investment for select growth companies.  He is also actively involved in several public and private company board of directors and advisory roles, and as an angel and venture capital investor in a variety of innovative companies.  Tim is also an Adjunct Professor at the Merage School of Business at UCI – where he created and co-teaches EDGE a Capstone MBA/Exec MBA course focused on globalization, innovation & technology as strategic catalysts for business transformation.  He has also been active in launching and leading the Center for Digital Transformation (CDT) at the University of California Irvine (UCI) which brings industry leading CXOs, innovative startups and renowned academic experts together to explore the strategies, opportunities and challenges facing business leaders in a more technology dependent and digitally driven world. Tim was named Information Week’s “Chief of the Year” for his unique Innovation, Business and IT roles and achievements. He has also been recognized as one of InfoWorld’s “Top 25 CTOs,” Interactive Week’s “Top 25 Unsung Heroes of the Internet”, received CIO’s “100 Innovators Award” and CIO Insight’s “Partners in Alignment” award for his successful linkage of business strategy and technology. Tim has also received multiple the “CIO 100” awards; Computerworld’s “Best Places to Work in IT” for nine consecutive years; and the American Business Awards “Best MIS & IT Organization”. He holds an MBA in International Business and Technology Management from the Thunderbird Graduate School of Management and Arizona State University, and a BS degree in Engineering from the University of Washington. He is also an Alumni of the AACSB ‘Bridge’ program to prepare executives for academia, and other professional and executive education programs at Stanford, MIT and Babson. Tim has lived, worked and traveled extensively throughout the US, Europe, Latin America and Asia throughout his career, and after the HMG Summit will be embarking on another extended trip to Europe, the middle east and Asia to close out 2014 and prepare and share his observations and insights for 2015.  

  • Eric Thomas
    Director, Solutions Architecture
    ExtraHop

    Eric Thomas serves as director of Solutions Architecture for ExtraHop, an IT security and analytics company. Eric leads the professional services team, and draws on over 20 years of experience in IT operations. Before joining ExtraHop, Eric performed a variety of operational roles, most recently as director of advanced engineering for Thomson Reuters, where he led a team of performance and availability specialists, supporting over 200 applications representing $2B in annual revenue. His prior experience includes enterprise IT management, SaaS production operations, and next-generation technology advocacy.

Print October 12, 2017, 7:30 AM-5:30 PM
Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach, Huntington Beach, CA


7:30 AM - 8:30 AM  

Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking


8:30 AM - 8:50 AM  

Welcome and Introduction

Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy

Ramón Baez, Former SVP, Customer Evangelist, HPE and CIO Evangelist, HMG Strategy

SCSIM News: John Manzanares, VP & CIO - Daylight Transport


8:50 AM - 9:30 AM  

EXECUTIVE BRIEFING: Key Principles that are Required to Enable Business Transformations

Ramón Baez, Former SVP, Customer Evangelist, HPE and CIO Evangelist, HMG Strategy

All 20th Century businesses are going through some type of digital transformation. Ramon Baez will discuss, in a rapid fire presentation, some key principles that were essential for the business transformation that he and his teams used to successfully make a positive impact and are not industry specific. This talk will help any IT leader, new in role or well established in role, that is currently or about to go through a digital business transformation.


9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


10:00 AM - 10:40 AM

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Lead, Reimagine, Reinvent – Driving a Culture of Genius for Success

Greg Fancher, CIO, Taco Bell Corporation

Rick Hopfer, CIO, Molina Healthcare

Cindy McKenzie, CIO, Deluxe Entertainment Services Group

Tom Peck, SVP, CIO and Global Head, Procurement & Travel, AECOM

Moderator: Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy

The new mantra in business today is disrupt or be disrupted. Consider that just 12% of the companies that were in the Fortune 500 in 1955 are still on the list today. Savvy C-suite executives recognize the need for their companies to constantly reinvent themselves and create new products and services that can differentiate them in the market. In this session, leading technology executives will share the steps they are taking to recast the enterprise, empower innovation, and foster a culture of genius.


10:40 AM - 11:10 AM  

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


11:10 AM - 11:50 AM  

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Beyond Leadership – What Makes a Technology Executive Successful 

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

George Sheth MBA, FHIMSS, Managing Partner, Diligent Partners

Moderator: Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy

Today’s technology executive plays a pivotal role in helping his or her organization respond to the forces of change to become a digital enterprise, no matter what business they are in. In essence, they serve as conductors to orchestrate the three pillars of organizational success – people, processes, and technology – and to draw upon their unique view of the enterprise to bring these elements into harmony. What are the skills and steps necessary to lead a successful digital transformation, develop collaboration with the C-suite and board, and fine-tune your personal brand to empower your career ascent?

This panel of top technology search executives will share valuable advice on what key attributes and strategies, beyond leadership, are making some technology executives more successful than others.


11:50 AM - 1:00 PM

Luncheon

News from HCL

Year Up LA Update Monique Perez, Director of Business Development, Year Up

Presentation of the HMG Strategy Regional Champion Awards to Scott Cadwalader, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Diligent Partners, Rick Hopfer, CIO, Molina Healthcare, Brandon Johnson, CIO, Resources Global Professionals, Joel Manfredo, CIO, Motion Picture Industry Pension & Health Plans, John Manzanares, VP & CIO, Daylight Transport, Tom Peck, SVP, CIO and Global Head Procurement and Travel, AECOM, Margot Sharapova, VP IT Quality & Operations, OptumRx, UnitedHealth Group, George Sheth MBA, FHIMSS, Diligent Partners, Tim Stanley, President, CXO & Founder, Tekexecs/Innovatects/CXOCo


1:00 PM - 1:40 PM 

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Balancing Agility, Innovation, & Security

Gus Anagnos, CISO, University of Southern California

Nicole Eagan, CEO, Darktrace

Glenn Haddox, Director, Cybersecurity and IT Compliance, Southern California Edison

Joel Manfredo, CIO, Motion Picture Industry Pension & Health Plans

Eric Thomas, Director, Solutions Architecture, ExtraHop

Moderator: Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy

Competitive advantage requires agility and innovation. At the same time data, assets, intellectual capital must be protected. This panel will focus on how to foster innovation and leverage security as a competitive advantage, providing strategies that can be quickly implemented to achieve the overall goal of secure innovation.


1:40 PM - 2:10 PM  

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


2:10 PM - 2:50 PM  

EXECUTIVE PANEL: New Technologies - Driving Speed to Market and a Competitive Edge

Brian Colin, Regional Director, Nutanix

Sandeep Singh, Sr. Director, Product Marketing, Pure Storage

Tim Stanley, President, CXO & Founder, Tekexecs/Innovatects/CXOCo

Moderator: Tom Peck, SVP, CIO and Global Head, Procurement & Travel, AECOM

As a corporate mantra, the innovative retail giant Amazon promotes a “Day 1” philosophy which means to always have a start-up mentality and be focused on the customer.  This way of thinking drives innovation and technology implementations that quickly create new, positive, frictionless customer experiences that result in increased revenue.  This panel of executives will discuss advancements in technologies that are driving a competitive edge and speed to market to lay the foundation for their new digital roadmap.
 

2:50 PM - 3:20 PM  

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


3:20 PM - 4:00 PM  

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Lead Courageously as the CEO of Technology

Brandon Johnson, CIO, Resource Global Professionals 

Ashwin Rangan, SVP Engineering & CIO, ICANN 

Ram Reddy, VP Global IT - Dermalogica

Margot Sharapova, VP IT Quality & Operations, OptumRx, UnitedHealth Group
 
Moderator: Ramón Baez, Former SVP, Customer Evangelist, HPE and CIO Evangelist, HMG Strategy
 

The most successful CIOs are seizing the opportunity to become the “CEO of Technology.” They are developing analytical models to create validated outcomes that can be used to map strategies, transformation, and increased revenue. This executive panel will share experiences of how courageous leadership can create value and generate new waves of business growth in the modern enterprise.


4:00 PM - 5:00 PM  

Raffle Prizes and Executive Networking Reception


Platinum Partners

  • Darktrace

    Darktrace is the world’s leading machine learning company for cyber security. Created by mathematicians from the University of Cambridge, the Enterprise Immune System uses AI algorithms to automatically detect and take action against cyber-threats within all types of networks, including physical, cloud and virtualized networks, as well as IoT and industrial control systems. A self-configuring platform, Darktrace requires no prior set-up, identifying advanced threats in real time, including zero-days, insiders and stealthy, silent attackers. Headquartered in San Francisco and Cambridge, UK, Darktrace has 23 offices worldwide.

    https://www.darktrace.com/
  • ExtraHop

    ExtraHop is the leader in real-time IT analytics. Our platform makes data-driven IT a reality, applying advanced analytics and cloud-based machine learning to all digital interactions to deliver timely and accurate insight. IT leaders turn to ExtraHop first to help them make faster, better-informed decisions that improve performance, security, and digital experience. Just ask the hundreds of global ExtraHop customers, including Sony, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, Adobe, and Google.

    https://www.extrahop.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

Gold Partners

  • 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.

    https://www.datalink.com
  • Fuze

    Fuze is a global, cloud-based unified communications platform. Designed for the way people work, Fuze powers business conversations and insights across the modern enterprise. With a single unified voice, video, and messaging application, people can now communicate anytime, anywhere, across any device.

    https://www.fuze.com
  • Nth Generation

    With a legacy of over 26 years, Nth Generation provides cutting edge, consultative IT services, encompassing a suite of IT solutions. Whether your focus is hybrid IT, security, compliance, intelligent edge analytics, transformative solutions or an array of technologies, Nth is a trusted industry advisor. We offer the distinction of tenured experts, including account managers and project managers, solution architects and certified solution engineers. The Nth team – partnered with an expanding array of innovative, renowned manufacturers – collaborates with your IT team, to ensure you achieve the most appropriate, proven, innovative methodology and IT infrastructure.

  • Sumo Logic

    Sumo Logic’s secure, cloud-native, data analytics platform, turns machine data into real-time continuous intelligence, providing customers with full-stack visibility, analytics and insights to build, run and secure their modern applications and cloud infrastructures. With Sumo Logic, customers leverage a service model advantage to accelerate their shift to continuous innovation, thereby increasing competitive advantage, business value and growth.

  • Tintri

    Tintri provides a unique enterprise cloud platform that offers not only agility and automation, but also the control and better economics needed for agile application development and mission critical enterprise applications – all inside your own data center. Tintri enables our customers to guarantee the performance of their applications, automate IT tasks to reduce operating expenses, predict future needs, and troubleshoot across their infrastructure. That’s why leading organizations, including Comcast, Chevron, NASA, Toyota, United Healthcare and 20% of the Fortune 100, trust Tintri with enterprise cloud.

    https://www.tintri.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
  • Zendesk

    Zendesk builds software for better customer relationships. It empowers organizations to improve customer engagement and better understand their customers. More than 107,000 paid customer accounts in over 160 countries and territories use Zendesk products. Based in San Francisco, Zendesk has operations in the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia, and South America.

    https://www.zendesk.com/

Supporting Partners

  • ASG

    ASG Technologies brings peace of mind to every enterprise with information access, management and control for our customers. These solutions empower businesses to enhance workforce productivity, gain an accurate and timely understanding of the information that underpins business decisions and address compliance needs with improved visibility of cross-platform data from legacy to leading edge environments. ASG Technologies is a global provider of technology solutions with more than 1,000 people supporting nearly 4,000 midmarket and enterprise customers around the world.

Lunch Partners

  • 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.

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

  • Year Up Los Angeles

    Year Up Los Angeles will launch in Fall 2016 on the campus of West Los Angeles College. Year Up Los Angeles 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 West Los Angeles College, Year Up Los Angeles provides them with professional development and work experience, preparing graduates to launch a meaningful career.

    http://www.yearup.org/about-us/our-locations/los-angeles/
  • SIM Southern California

    The Southern California Chapter of the Society for Information Management (SCSIM) is a chapter within the Society for Information Management (SIM), a prestigious professional association of executives, academics, and consultants in the information management field. Chapters of SIM are geographically based. SCSIM represents Southern California and is one of approximately 30 chapters of SIM worldwide. SCSIM conducts a number of important services for its members, including coordinating with SIM International regarding worldwide issues of vital interest to all SIM members, and offering local Southern California focused services to SCSIM members such as quarterly events hosted in Southern California, CIO roundtable's, new member orientation, member directory, community service activities, and so on.

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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.

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