Upcoming Summits

2017 Detroit CIO Executive Leadership Summit

Westin Book Cadillac Detroit, Detroit, MI


  • "In a constantly changing world, the best strategy for success is connecting with cross-industry professionals at these summits. The key to networking is paying it forward."

    Mamatha Chamarthi
    SVP, Chief Digital Officer & CIO
    ZF TRW

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 Detroit CIO Executive Leadership Summit.


  • Steven Ambrose
    VP & CIO
    DTE Energy

    Steven B. Ambrose is vice president and chief information officer for DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE), a Detroit-based diversified energy company involved in the development and management of energy-related businesses and services nationwide. Its operating units include an electric utility serving 2.1 million customers in Southeastern Michigan and a natural gas utility serving 1.2 million customers in Michigan. The DTE Energy portfolio includes non-utility energy businesses focused on power and industrial projects, natural gas pipelines, gathering and storage, and energy marketing and trading. As one of Michigan's leading corporate citizens, DTE Energy is a force for growth and prosperity in the 450 Michigan communities it serves in a variety of ways, including philanthropy, volunteerism and economic progress.

    Ambrose is responsible for securing, operating, and applying the company’s information technology assets toward achieving the company’s strategic objectives.

    Prior to his current role, Ambrose was director of Enterprise Performance Management where he was responsible for the oversight of corporate performance, and served as the chief of staff to the CEO where he coordinated various corporate-wide initiatives.

    Ambrose joined DTE Energy in 1998 and served in a variety of progressively more  responsible information technology (IT) roles including the oversight of the company’s enterprise business systems, the IT operations of DTE Energy’s non-utility affiliates, and the stewardship of the company’s IT strategy and enterprise architecture.

    Ambrose earned an MBA with high distinction from the University of Michigan, a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, a master’s certificate in management information systems from the University of Southern California, and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Bellevue College.

    Ambrose serves on the board of directors of TechTown and Powerley.

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

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

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

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

  • Tom Blessing
    Managing Director, Retail and Trading Group
    TD Ameritrade

    Tom Blessing is the Managing Director of the Retail and Trading technology team at TD Ameritrade.  He is responsible for product team engagement, solution delivery, and application support for the retail and trading web and mobile customer platforms, including Trade Architect and Thinkorswim.

    Tom was the CIO of the Corporate Technology Group at Fidelity Investments from 2011 to 2016.  Tom joined Fidelity in 2008 as part of their IT Transformation initiative, and from 2009 to 2011 he led the Finance, Procurement, and Accounting Information Technology group.  Prior to joining Fidelity, Tom spent seven years at Ford Motor Company where he held several IT leadership positions in product development, strategy and organizational development, manufacturing, and human resources/health care.  Tom began his career in the defense and automotive systems fields and has over 10 years of experience in roles from technical contributor to program management.

    Tom holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan.  He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical and computer engineering from Wayne State University.

  • Mamatha Chamarthi
    SVP, Chief Digital Officer & CIO
    ZF TRW

  • Matthew Clayson
    Vice President and General Counsel
    Detroit Trading Company

    Matthew Clayson leads, launches and scales outcome driven organizations and innovative initiatives.   He specializes in developing metric driven marketing and communications strategies that mobilize influencers and connect in-market consumers to brands, products and communities.

    Currently, Matthew is Vice President and General Counsel at Detroit Trading Company, where he leads digital compliance and supports strategic growth programs and partnerships.   Previously, Matt was the inaugural Executive Director of the Detroit Creative Corridor Center, where he developed and led a strategy to increase the economic output of Detroit’s creative industries tenfold and have Detroit designated as the first UNESCO City of Design in the United States.  He simultaneously served as an Executive Consultant to Shinola, leading Shinola’s Detroit-based activities to establish and grow operations in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

    Passionate about his community, Detroit and international economic policy, Matt is a drafter of the Detroit Declaration and a founding member of Michigan Children’s Leadership Council. He serves on the boards for the Connected Detroit Innovates Network, the Michigan Design Council, the Urban Manufacturing Alliance and the Transatlantic Core Group.  He has been invited as a frequent speaker on topics on innovation and entrepreneurship for The Aspen Institute, The Atlantic Council, the German Marshall Fund, the University of Michigan Ross School of Business, Michigan State University Prima Civitas Foundation, the Turkish Resource Center of North America, the BMW Foundation and the Robert Bosch Foundation.  

    Matt earned his Juris Doctor from Wayne State University in Detroit, specializing in intellectual property and business transactions.  He earned dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in International Relations and Political Theory from Michigan University’s Honors College, with minors in Western European Relations and French, and completed additional coursework focusing on the political and economic structures of the European union and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles in Brussels, Belgium.  He is proficient in French (reading, writing and speaking), has a basic understanding of German (reading), was recognized by Crain’s Detroit Business as a 20 in their 20’s for his work in leading the region’s “Get in the Game” public information campaign for Super Bowl XL and is a 2016 Marshall Memorial Fellow.

  • Charles Crouchman
    Chief Technology Officer
    Turbonomic

    Charles is Chief Technology Officer of Turbonomic. In this role he contributes to product strategy, evangelizes the Turbonomic technology, and supports its strategic sales and business development efforts. Prior to joining Turbonomic, Charles held senior executive positions at several technology startups including Cirba, Mformation Technologies, Opalis Software, and Cybermation. Opalis was acquired by Microsoft in 2009 and is now Microsoft System Center Orchestrator, a key technology in Microsoft’s data center platform. Cybermation was acquired by CA Inc. in 2006 and is now CA Workload Automation ESP/DE, part of the market leading CA Workload Automation portfolio.

    Subsequent to the Cybermation acquisition Charles joined CA as SVP Development responsible for the entire workload automation portfolio representing more than $200M in annual revenue and used by more than 80% of the Fortune 500. Earlier in his career he held various positions in software development, consulting, and education. Charles holds a Bachelor of Mathematics degree from the University of Waterloo, Canada.

  • Rajiv Das
    Chief Security Officer and Deputy Director
    State of Michigan

    Rajiv Das is a senior Information Technology leader with broad-based management consulting experience who specializes in transforming organizations. He accelerates organization performance by defining strategies that align IT with the business, and driving large scale program implementations, technology integration, involving cross-functional, multi-vendor, and teams with large operating budgets. Collaborative & Innovative business partner who builds, and motivates highly successful teams and leaders to exceed customer expectations.

    He has delivered large scale programs as Delivery Executive (healthcare), transformed organization as CIO (Chief Information Officer – Teamster Welfare Fund), delivered business strategy & center of excellence for agencies as General Manager at State of Michigan. In addition, he also is an adjunct faculty at School of Business at Oakland University, Rochester Hills, Michigan teaching graduate level courses on “Big Data”. His expertise spans over finance, healthcare and public sector verticals for large scale system integration, ERP implementation, business intelligence operation, etc.

    In his current role as Chief Security officer for State of Michigan, he is member of the senior IT Leadership team reporting to Chief Information Officer, as part of Department of Technology, Management and Budget. Rajiv is responsible for the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of State of Michigan information and IT assets as well as the following key assignments -

    • Develop & deliver the tactical and strategic plan initiatives for cyber and infrastructure security
    • Collaborate with state, federal and corporate partners for cyber security initiatives

    Rajiv is an alumnus of Michigan State University – Eli Broad College of Business where he earned his MBA and is a resident of Okemos, Michigan.

  • Johnny Dranchak
    CTO, Digital Thread AppStudio
    GE Digital

    Johnny Dranchak is the CTO,  CoreTech App Studio at General Electric.  Prior to joining GE, Johnny was the  CTO and VP of WSJ Digital at Dow Jones.  As a consultant he has led Agile Transformations for MTV/Nickelodeon, KPMG, Macy's, JP Morgan, Mizuho and Subway. Johnny has also been responsible for architecting and building large scale systems for clients such as Nestle, Bank of America and Microsoft.

    You can follow Johnny on Twitter @JohnnyDranchak

  • Matthew Dussling
    VP, Sales
    Capriza

    Matt Dussling has 20 years of sales, consulting & sales management experience in both successful start ups and Fortune 100 enterprises such as Lombardi Software, IBM, Trilogy Software and Spredfast.  He is the AVP of Sales for Capriza with sales management responsibilities for the Eastern half of North America. His track record of achievement in enterprise software sales & delivery includes starting and growing sales teams into successful organization that have helped his previous companies both go public and lead to acquisitions.  He has successfully established market leadership positions in such categories as Mobility, Business Process Management Software, Enterprise Social Media Management and eCommerce Enterprise Solutions.  Matt holds a BS in Economics Trinity University. 

  • Thomas Farrington
    EVP & CIO
    Perrigo Company

    Tom has been Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Perrigo Company plc, since October 2006. He has also overseen Perrigo’s Corporate Social Responsibility program, Global M&A Integration, and Perrigo’s E-Commerce business unit since 2010.

    During his tenure at Perrigo, Tom has led the company’s integration efforts over 27 acquisitions resulting in expansion into more than 35 countries, built out a global shared services platform, launched the company’s direct to consumer sales breaking into new markets and innovative retail opportunities, and has gained end consumer insights relative to over the counter healthcare purchases.

    Perrigo is a leading global healthcare supplier that develops, manufactures and distributes over-the-counter (OTC) and generic prescription pharmaceuticals, infant formulas, nutritional products, active pharmaceutical ingredients, and pharmaceutical and medical diagnostic products.  Perrigo is the world’s largest store brand manufacturer of OTC pharmaceutical products and infant formulas.

    Prior to Perrigo Tom served as Chief Information Officer for the F. Dohmen Co. and served as a division President for JASCORP LLC. Prior to that he held various senior positions in information technology and finance at Dell and BP Amoco.

  • Kay Fuhrman
    Partner
    Heidrick & Struggles

    Kay Fuhrman focuses on senior level search assignments in the Energy and Utility sectors and serves in the Industrial practice. Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Kay spent over 8 years as Vice President of Business Development for Alliance Data leading large scale outsourcing sales pursuits with energy and utility companies throughout North America. In this role, Kay also managed the company’s strategic partnerships with technology and key service providers leveraged for the delivery of Alliance Data’s solutions. Kay began her career in Dayton Ohio spending 11 years with DPL, Inc. At DPL, Kay started and led the company’s unregulated operations including a retail energy company serving industrial and commercial customers throughout the Midwest and DPL’s street lighting operations across West Central Ohio. Following DPL, Kay spent 2 years with Aquila Energy running the company’s retail energy business across the central United States. Kay holds an MBA with a concentration in Finance from The University of Dayton. She also holds a BS in Business Administration from Wright State University. Kay has served on the board of directors for Texas Energy Association for Marketers since 2002. In addition, Kay has served as National Committee Chair for National Energy Marketers Association in 2005 and 2006.

  • Greggory Garrett
    CEO & Managing Director
    CGS Advisors LLC

    Greggory R. Garrett is the CEO and Managing Director of CGS Advisors, LLC. For the last 15 years he has pushed the limits of corporate cultures by developing and implementing unique market-based strategies. He is a visionary leader who prides himself in recognizing commonsense solutions for complex problems and motivating teams to reach well beyond the typical boundaries to achieve greatness. Prior to launching CGS Advisors, Gregg was the Chief Strategy Officer for IT & Innovation at Volkswagen Group of America. Before his time with VW, Gregg led corporate strategy & marketing for a division of Deutsche Telekom, and was part of Ernst & Young’s Management Consulting practice.
    Gregg holds an MBA from Michigan State’s Broad School for Executive Management, and a Bachelors of Science in Systems Engineering from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan.

  • Vicki Harper
    Director of Information Technology
    Acument Global Technologies

  • Meredith Harper
    Chief Information Privacy & Security Officer
    Henry Ford Health System

  • Grant Harris
    Chief Information Security Officer
    Flagstar Bank

  • Sonny Hashmi
    Managing Director, Global Government
    Box

    Sonny Hashmi is the Managing Director of Global Government Strategy at Box. In his role, Sonny is responsible for developing and executing a go- to Market strategy for Box within global public sectors, and represents Box as a cloud computing thought-leader in government. Sonny also serves as part of the Editorial Advisory board for GovernmentCIO magazine, and works for Federal, State and Local and international government customers on cloud and mobility strategy. 

    Prior to joining Box, Sonny served as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA).  Since joining GSA in 2011, Sonny managed the agency's $600 million Information Technology (IT) budget and ensuring alignment with agency and the administration's strategic objectives, information security and enterprise architecture. Sonny led several technology initiatives at GSA, that leveraged emerging technologies to modernize and improve GSA operations. He also provided oversight of GSA’s IT projects, implemented the digital government strategy and was a major force towards adoption of cloud for GSA’s email, collaboration and applications as well as creating agile practices for cloud development.

    Sonny has also served as the CTO for the District of Columbia, Office of the Chief Financial Officer. He championed and successfully delivered many initiatives including large system modernization projects, implementation of a District-wide business intelligence platform for agency financial management and oversaw business process automation. Sonny also worked for private sector organizations leading large scale initiatives for federal, state and local government agencies.

    Sonny is active in the federal IT community. He received the 2013 Federal 100 award for Digital Government Innovation - as a “cloud expander.”

    Other awards include his team’s win of the 2011 GCN award for (Cloud) Enterprise E-mail and Collaboration, and as a finalist for the prestigious Samuel J. Hayman Service to America medal.  Named as among the five most social federal CIOs on Twitter, he is actively engaged on social media and online federal IT communities of interest. You can follow Sonny on Twitter at @Sonny_h.

    Sonny has a master’s in engineering from Purdue University and a master’s certificate in innovation management from the University of Maryland.

  • Linglong He
    CIO
    Quicken Loans

    Linglong He is the Chief Information Officer of Quicken Loans Inc.  With more than 20 years of experience within technology, Linglong is responsible for the overall vision and leadership for technology initiatives across the business. Since joining the company in 1996, Linglong has served in many roles, including Director of Database and Systems Engineering, Software Engineer, Oracle DBA, Progress DBA and as a UNIX System administrator. Technology drives the business at Quicken Loans. The company placed in the top-15 of Computerworld magazine’s “100 Best Places to Work In Technology” for the past nine years, ranking #1 in 2013, 2007, 2006 and 2005. Quicken Loans ranked highest in “customer satisfaction” among all home lenders in the United States for the fourth consecutive year in a benchmark study of mortgage origination by J.D. Power in 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010. Linglong is a founding member of “Experience IT” alongside other other Detroit technology leaders. The program aims to provide continued education, work experience and job opportunities for IT professionals and college students as they advance their technology careers. Linglong has a strong passion for developing leaders and is actively involved with the Michigan Council of Women in Technology (MCWT)  and the We Build Character organizations.  She also currently sits on the board for the Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce (APACC) and has won the Crain’s Detroit Business CIO Award in 2013. Prior to joining Quicken Loans, Linglong taught Civil Engineering for seven years in China. She earned her Master’s degree in Software Engineering from the University of St. Thomas, and a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from Wuhan University. She also obtained an undergraduate degree from Hohai University.

  • Beverly Lieberman
    President
    Halbrecht Lieberman Associates

    Beverly Lieberman is President of Halbrecht Lieberman Associates, a leading, retained executive search firm, specializing in recruiting CIOs and CTOs.

    Ms. Lieberman joined Halbrecht Associates in 1986 and became the owner in 1991.  She has successfully managed searches for Fortune 500 companies as well as early-stage businesses.  Industries served include healthcare, insurance, higher education, financial services, retail, manufacturing, government, management consulting, high technology, law and communications.

    In addition to executive search, Ms. Lieberman has established an executive coaching practice.  She coaches senior executives in the areas of performance improvement and career development.

    Ms. Lieberman has a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Michigan and graduated from the prestigious M.I.T Sloan School Executive Management Program.

    Prior to joining Halbrecht Associates, Ms. Lieberman was a Human Resource executive with a Fortune 500 multinational conglomerate and a leading New England bank, where she managed major recruitment efforts for professional and senior level technical staff. 

    Ms. Lieberman is a frequent speaker at professional societies and conferences and is often quoted in major business and trade publications.  She has been a featured writer for CIO Magazine.  Ms. Lieberman is a long-standing member of the Society for Information Management (SIM) and currently serves on the Board of Directors.  In addition, Ms. Lieberman is a Board member of the University of Bridgeport’s Industry Advisory Board.  Ms. Lieberman was selected by Executive Recruiter News as one of the 50 leading retained search professionals.  She is also recognized by John Sibbald’s The Career Makers, as one of the nation’s top recruiters

  • Lesley Ma
    Global CIO, Cadillac
    General Motors

  • Christopher Mandelaris
    VP, Chief Information Security and Privacy Officer
    Chemical Bank

    Christopher Mandelaris is the Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer and Chief Privacy Officer for Chemical Bank responsible for Information Assurance, Privacy, IT Governance and IT Risk for the organization. 

    Mandelaris was most recently with Talmer Bank as Managing Director, Chief Information Security Officer. He started his career in IT Infrastructure Ford Motor Credit as a system analyst and currently holds a Master of Science in Information Systems from Walsh College of Business and maintains several certifications as C|CISO, CISM, CRISC, CISA, PMP, MCSA, ITILv3, Six Sigma Greenbelt, MCP and CNA.

    Chemical Bank has 266 branch locations in Michigan and Northeast Ohio and total about $16 billion in assets and $13 billion in deposits. It is the sixth largest bank in Michigan by deposits, and the only one of those six headquartered in Michigan.

  • Jim Maxim
    President of MaximTrak
    Chief Digital Officer
    RouteOne

    Jim Maxim Jr. is co-founder and President of MaximTrak Technologies and is responsible for overall company operations. Mr. Maxim remains deeply involved in product design & development and is the primary executive leading the future growth of MaximTrak into new territories globally.

    Prior to starting-up MaximTrak, Mr. Maxim served at General Electric in the Mergers and Acquisitions group at GE Aircraft Engines, a $12 Billion Division. Jim focused most of his efforts towards leading acquisitions and divestitures geared toward building GE's position in Avionics and Aeronautical Electronics.

    Prior to joining GE, Mr. Maxim spent several years with Lucent Technologies in the Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions group and was responsible for managing acquisitions, spin-offs and divestitures at the peak of the dot com era geared at redefining the global communications equipment manufacturer. Prior to joining the Lucent M&A Team, Mr. Maxim held many positions at Lucent and started off his career in the Company's premier Financial Leadership Development Program where he was stationed in assignments around the world.

    Mr. Maxim earned his MBA from Babson College, Olin School of Business and holds a B.S. in Finance from Ithaca College. Jim Maxim lives in Wayne, PA with his wife and two children.

     

     

  • 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.

     

     

  • Kevin Parlette
    VP, IT (CIO)
    Dana Incorporated

    As VP of IT, Kevin Parlette is responsible for establishing and executing the technology vision and strategy for Dana Incorporated. Parlette’s team manages Dana’s entire IT scope including business unit and corporate functional support, network services, security, plant systems, multiple data center support, project management, security and telephony.

    Parlette is an effective and creative leader with more than 20 years of progressive, multi-disciplined experience within the global OEM/automotive industries. In addition to his experience leading and transforming the IT organization into a business-focused organization, Parlette also has a strong background in strategic and financial planning, organizational development and multi-plant global operations as the former VP of finance, North America.

    Parlette received a BBA in finance and an MBA, both from the University of Toledo.

  • 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.

  • Patrick Quint
    Executive Director, Global Product Development and Launch Systems, Automotive Experience Division
    Adient

    Patrick J. Quint is Executive Director, Global Product Development and Launch Systems, Automotive Experience Division of Adient.  Pat Quint is responsible for the IT strategy, solution delivery, and operations processes for the Tier 1 automotive seating and interiors supplier.   His organization supports over 8,000 global Engineers, and is responsible for enabling the profitability and growth of the Seating business by partnering with the internal product and commercial groups on IT related revenue generating programs. 

  • Paul Renko
    Sr. Manager, Enterprise & Emerging IT
    Ford Motor Company

    Paul J. Renko, Jr.  is a Senior IT Manager for Enterprise and Emerging IT at Ford Motor Company.  Paul is responsible for establishing the technology vision and end-to-end delivery of foundational products and services across Ford’s emerging mobility services.

    In his prior role, he led the global delivery of Ford’s latest vehicle connectivity initiative, Sync Connect, allowing Ford owners to stay connected to their vehicles in a way they have never been able to do before.   Renko is a seasoned and versatile IT Executive with more than 25 years’ experience defining strategic objectives and applying leadership skills to achieve innovative, bottom-line results.

    Renko has a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of Michigan and an M.B.A. in International Business from Wayne State University. 

    Renko serves on the board of directors at Member Focus Community Credit Union and is on the Industrial Advisory Board at the University of Michigan Dearborn.

     

     

  • Eric Schrock
    Chief Technology Officer
    Delphix

    Eric was a founding engineer at Sun’s Fishworks group that created the ZFS Storage Appliance product line. At Sun and later Oracle, he led the distributed data management and storage platform integration strategies. Prior to that, he worked on a variety of teams in the Solaris kernel group, including the ZFS, Zones, and fault management teams. He is a leader in the illumos community, holds two patents and has several pending. He joined Delphix in 2010 and has a BS in Computer Science, with honors, from Brown University.

  • David Shacochis
    VP, Hybrid IT Services
    CenturyLink

  • Raj Singh
    EVP & CIO
    FordDirect

    As CIO at FordDirect, a joint venture between Ford Motor Company and Ford franchise dealers, Singh is in his 2nd year of overseeing an IT department of professionals and 50+ technology providers and vendors at FordDirect.  He is responsible for application development and management, product developments, technology compliance, infrastructure management, data security and technical innovation.  Singh leads an IT annual budget of more than $110M. Some of his key responsibilities and systems involve Digital Strategy, Lead Management, Inventory Management, Incentives, Online-Offline Integration, Dealer Digital Footprint Management, ERP Systems, Data Platform and Analytics. Prior to joining FordDirect, Singh was the Executive Director of IT at Consumers Energy, where he led a portfolio of more than 290+ applications and over 400+ global technology resources including vendor partner resources.  He led a team of over 175+ employees and over 200+ consultants.  Singh was also responsible for building a flexible, nimble delivery model, including business intelligence and IT transformation. Singh holds a Bachelor's degree in computer science and a Master in Business Administration from Michigan State University and a Master of Program Management from George Washington University. He is also Project Management Professional-certified (PMP), SAP COE-certified, and a Six Sigma Green Belt.

  • George Surdu
    Chief Strategy Officer
    HTC Global Services

  • Angie Tuglus
    EVP of Operations
    Ally Financial, Inc.

  • Paolo Vallotti
    CISO
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

    Paolo is the Chief Information Security Officer for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). He is responsible for establishing the Information Security strategy to ensure information systems are adequately protected. He ensures that the global information security program is in alignment with business objectives, and he defines the security priorities and ensures technology roadmaps address existing and future threats. He has CTO responsibilities for North America, and he also is in charge of Global Information Technology Design for FCA.

    Prior to his relocation to the United States, Paolo worked as Chief Technology Officer for Fiat Powertrain Technologies where he gained significant experience with security and technology, also thanks to the participation into multiple Joint Ventures with companies around the world. Before starting to work in the Architecture and Infrastructure area, Paolo worked in the security area for Fiat-GM Powertrain Joint Venture, earning the CISSP and the CISA certifications. Paolo also spent many years working as consultant and trainer in different Information Technology domains.

    Additionally, he recently worked on global standardization and convergence initiatives, on large outsourcing contracts for several infrastructure services for all four Regions where FCA operates, as well as on organizational transformation.

     

  • Sangy Vatsa
    Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer
    Comerica Bank

    Mr. Sangy Vatsa is Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Comerica Bank. He joined the Bank in 2016 and is responsible for all of technology, information security, enterprise data office and technology risk at the Bank.

    Prior to joining Comerica Bank, Mr. Vatsa served as the Chief Information Officer for global customer service, credit, collections and payments issuance at The American Express Company. He has more than 26 years of experience in information technology. Since joining American Express in 2006, he served in leadership roles for IT Strategy, Architecture and Innovation, Enterprise Shared Services and Delivery, Global Business Travel and Corporate Payments Digital Capabilities. Prior to American Express, he spent 13 years at Ford Motor Company.

    Mr. Vatsa holds a master of business administration degree from Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, a master of computer and information systems degree and a bachelor of electronics and telecommunications engineering degree.  He is active in the industry, both with technology companies and with non-profit companies.

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7:30 AM - 8:10 AM  

Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking


8:10 AM - 8:30 AM  

Welcome and Introduction

Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy

George Surdu, Chief Strategy Officer, HTC Global Services


8:30 AM - 9:10 AM  

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Technology Leadership to Drive Disruption and Competitive Advantage

Tom Blessing, Managing Director, Retail and Trading Group, TD Ameritrade

Jim Maxim, President of MaximTrak and Chief Digital Officer, RouteOne

George Surdu, Chief Strategy Officer, HTC Global Services

Angie Tuglus, EVP of Operations, Ally Financial, Inc.

Moderator: Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy

Every industry is being hit with seismic shift in a global digital world.  Connected devices, mobility, robotics, AI are all reshaping the competitive landscape and disrupting industries with amazing force and astonishing speed.  The CEO and Board are looking for technology leadership to accelerate the vision of senior management and to disrupt the market place.  Are you ready to take on this challenge?


9:10 AM - 9:40 AM    

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


9:40 AM - 10:20 AM  

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

Sonny Hashmi, Managing Director, Global Government, 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 Managing Director, Sonny Hashmi, will share lessons learned on how to innovate quickly and nimbly to reinvent your products and build modern customer experiences. 


10:20 AM - 10:50 AM  

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


10:50 AM - 11:30 AM  

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Information Security and Innovation – How Can We Have Both?

Rajiv Das, Chief Security Officer and Deputy Director, State of Michigan

Meredith Harper, Chief Information Privacy & Security Officer, Henry Ford Health System

Grant Harris, Chief Information Security Officer, Flagstar Bank

Paolo Vallotti, CISO, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Moderator: Christopher Mandelaris, Chief Information Security Officer, Chemical Bank

Information security is often viewed as roadblock to innovation and moving quickly in a highly competitive environment. This panel will focus on how to foster innovation and leverage security as a competitive advantage. We will provide strategies that can be quickly implemented to achieve the overall goal of secure innovation.


11:30 AM - 12:40 PM  

Luncheon

Presentation of the HMG Strategy 2017 Transformational CIO Award to Mamatha Chamarthi, SVP, Chief Digital Officer & CIO of ZF TRW

Presentation of the HMG Strategy 2017 Regional Champion Awards


EXECUTIVE PANEL: Insights to Drive Your Career Ascent

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

Kay Fuhrman, Partner, Heidrick & Struggles

Beverly Lieberman, President, Halbrecht Lieberman Associates

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

Moderator: Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy

The leadership skills and experiences required for IT executive positions is changing as companies need transformational leaders to drive innovation and digital disruption.  But leading organizational change is no easy task, especially in long-established companies where cultural roots run deep.

This session will explore the leadership qualities and experiences that search recruiters are being asked by their clients to look for in filling executive roles as well as for external board positions.  Learn insights to drive your career ascent.


12:40 PM - 1:20 PM  

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Laying the Foundation for the Digital Roadmap

Vicki Harper, Director of Information Technology, Acument Global Technologies

Patrick Quint, Executive Director, Global Product Development and Launch Systems, Automotive Experience Division, Adient

Eric Schrock, Chief Technology Officer, Delphix

David Shacochis, VP, Hybrid IT Services, CenturyLink

Moderator: Raj Singh, EVP & CIO, FordDirect

As business continues to change at unprecedented 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.


1:20 PM - 1:50 PM  

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


1:50 PM - 2:30 PM

EXECUTIVE KEYNOTE: AI in IT: Autonomic Foundations for Digital Strategy 

Charles Crouchman, CTO, Turbonomic

The flexibility required to deliver services on-demand has led many organizations to adopt a hybrid or multi-cloud strategy, leveraging multiple public or private clouds to provision and scale services elastically. These movements quickly grow complex beyond human scale – in management of performance, cost and compliance. Turbonomic CTO, Charles Crouchman, will describe how autonomic software lies at the foundation of these strategies, replacing human decision-making with software decision-making and empowering enterprises to accelerate their digital strategies at the best possible performance and lowest cost.


2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partner


3:00 PM - 3:40 PM 

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Collaborative Innovation in the Connected Era

Steven Ambrose, VP & CIO, DTE Energy

Matthew Clayson, Vice President and General Counsel, Detroit Trading Company

Johnny Dranchak, CTO, Digital Thread AppStudio, GE Digital

Paul Renko, Sr. Manager, Enterprise & Emerging IT - Ford Motor Company

Moderator: Greggory Garrett, CEO & Managing Director, CGS Advisors LLC

Embracing digital disruption, how do you get to the next generation of what-if?  Looking at new combinations of technology, how do you create a valuable frictionless customer experience that drives loyalty?  How do you commercialize these new experiences?  Who will be your unexpected new competitors?  Levering provocative futures through unusual partnerships, this panel has address these questions to create their company’s new digital strategies. 


3:40 PM - 4:10 PM  


EXECUTIVE KEYNOTE: Transforming business applications into systems of engagement

Matthew Dussling, VP, Sales, Capriza

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

In this session, Capriza will discuss

  • How you can transform your business applications from systems of record into systems of engagement, enabling employees across the organization to maximize the one-minute mobile moment
  • Examples of companies extending the reach of existing business applications to employees in ways never before available
  • How you can deliver mobile solutions that empower lines of business in weeks not months

4:10 PM - 4:30 PM 

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


4:30 PM - 5:10 PM  

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Summoning the Courage to Lead and Drive Innovation

Thomas Farrington, EVP & CIO, Perrigo Company

Linglong He, CIO, Quicken Loans

Lesley Ma, Global CIO, Cadillac, General Motors

Kevin Parlette, VP, IT (CIO), Dana Incorporated

Sangy Vatsa, Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice President, Comerica Bank

Moderator: Mamatha Chamarthi, SVP, Chief Digital Officer & CIO, ZF TRW

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.  Given the challenging operating markets of their business, these transformational CIOs will reflect back on the strategies, insights, and inspiration from today’s conversations, and give insights as to how they are courageously driving innovation to create new business value in their industries to chart their company’s future.


5:10 PM - 6:30 PM  

Summit Wrap-up and Raffle Prizes

Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy & George Surdu, Chief Strategy Officer, HTC Global Services

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

    http://www.box.com
  • Capriza

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

    http://www.capriza.com
  • Turbonomic

    Turbonomic delivers an autonomic platform where virtual and cloud environments self-manage in real-time to assure application performance. Turbonomic’s patented decision engine dynamically analyzes application demand and allocates shared resources to maintain a continuous state of application health. Launched in 2010, Turbonomic is one of the fastest growing technology companies in the virtualization and cloud space. Turbonomic’s autonomic platform is trusted by thousands of enterprises to accelerate their adoption of virtual, cloud, and container deployments for all mission critical applications.

    https://turbonomic.com/

Platinum Partners

  • 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/
  • Delphix

    Delphix enables companies to release applications 10x faster by delivering secure, virtualized data, while using half the infrastructure. Delphix software delivers the right data to the right team at the right time, on premises or in the cloud—instead of relying on IT teams to manually move data across systems. Over 30% of the Global 100 use Delphix to deliver data across development, testing, and reporting environments, improving developer productivity and data security.

    http://www.delphix.com

Gold Partners

  • Apptio

    Apptio is the leading provider of cloud-based Technology Business Management (TBM) software that helps CIOs manage the business of IT. Apptio’s suite of applications uses business analytics to provide facts and insights about technology cost, value, and quality so IT leaders can make faster, data-driven decisions. The purpose-built applications help companies align technology spend to business outcomes and automate IT processes like cost transparency, benchmarking, showback/chargeback, operational efficiency, and planning. Powering Apptio’s applications is a next generation, in-memory cost analytics platform. Hundreds of customers, including more than a third of the Fortune 100, choose Apptio as their business system of record for IT. For more information, visit the Apptio website or the Apptio blog at www.apptio.com.

    http://www.apptio.com
  • Lenovo Intel

    Lenovo is a $46 billion global Fortune 500 company providing innovative consumer, commercial, and data center technology. Lenovo delivers compute, storage, networking, and services including converged, cloud, Big Data, high-performance computing, and hyperscale solutions for the enterprise market. With servers ranked #1 in reliability (ITIC 2015-2016 Global Server Hardware, Server OS Reliability Report, July 2015) and customer satisfaction (TBR Customer Satisfaction Survey, August 2015), Lenovo provides a solid foundation for business solutions. The company’s strategy is built on driving innovation and value, offering choice and flexibility through an open partner ecosystem, and being a trusted technology advisor with end-to-end engagement.

  • ServiceNow

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

    http://www.servicenow.com

Supporting Partners

  • 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/
  • Workday, Inc.

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

    http://www.workday.com

Research Partners

  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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

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

Strategic Partners

  • Spencer Stuart

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

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

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

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

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

    http://www.kornferry.com
  • 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
  • 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

Alliance Partners

  • Lightspeed Venture Partners

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

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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).

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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.

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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