Upcoming Summits

2017 Silicon Valley CIO Executive Leadership Summit

Rosewood Sand Hill, Menlo Park, CA


  • "During times of digital disruption, IT leaders must look around the corner and stay ahead of the business, so that we are enablers, not roadblocks. I look forward participating in a dialogue addressing commitments to embrace change across all levels, in order to drive the next-gen IT in the digital age."

    Cynthia Stoddard
    SVP & CIO
    Adobe

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 Silicon Valley CIO Executive Leadership Summit.


  • Shobhana Ahluwalia
    Head of Information Technology
    Uber

    Shobhana Ahluwalia is Head of Information Technology for Uber. Prior to joining Uber, Shobhana served as Vice President of Information Technology at Rocket Fuel, where she created and scaled a global IT team to support Rocket Fuel’s rapid business growth. Until 2013, Shobhana held various roles at CBS, including the Vice President of Enterprise Resource Planning and IT at CBS, where she led internal technology for all 10 of CBS’s business units including Network, CBS Studios, and Simon & Schuster.

    Shobhana holds an MBA with a double major in Strategy and Finance from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. Additionally, she has a Bachelor of Computer Science in Engineering.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Ashwin Ballal, Ph.D.
    CIO
    Medallia

    Dr. Ashwin Ballal has been Vice President & Chief Information Officer at KLA-Tencor since 2009. Prior to becoming the CIO, Dr. Ballal was President and Managing Director for KLA-Tencor India from 2007-2009 and General Manager for the Macro Inspection division for KLA-Tencor in Milipitas, CA from 2005-2007.

    He began at KLA-Tencor in 2000 and has held various executive and senior level positions, including those in marketing, engineering, program and operations management. During his tenure with the company, he also was General Manager for the Macro Inspection Product Division with full P&L responsibilities.

    Before joining KLA-Tencor, Dr. Ballal held various senior management positions at Electroglas Inc., Keithley Instruments and Noran Instruments. He earned his doctorate and post doctorate degrees in Material Science and Engineering from the University of Maryland at College Park and his bachelor's degree in Metallurgy from the National Institute of Technology in India. Dr Ballal lives in San Jose, CA with his wife Sandhya, daughter Shyna, and son Shawnuk. He is an avid sports enthusiast and loves to travel to exotic locations around the world with his family.

  • Timothy Campos
    Former CIO
    Facebook

    Tim Campos served as Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Facebook from 2010 until the end of 2016.  During his tenure, he helped double employee productivity at Facebook while helping to scale the company to over 18,000 employees, and over $30B in revenue.  While at Facebook Tim’s team pioneered the use of Machine Learning and other AI based solutions in Enterprise Software.  Seeking to apply this experience to the rest of the world, Tim left Facebook at the end of 2016 to found Pulsra - currently in stealth mode.  

    Tim serves on the Board of Directors for both Rackspace and Viavi (NASDAQ:VIAV) as well as at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.  One of Tim’s personal passions is closing the opportunity divide. Tim has been a long advocate and board member for YearUp, a Bay Area nonprofit that serves urban youth.

  • Asheem Chandna
    Partner
    Greylock Partners

    Asheem Chandna is a Partner at Greylock Partners, where he is focused on helping entrepreneurs create and build the next generation of enterprise companies. His current companies include Aquantia, Avi Networks, Awake Security, Delphix, Innovium, Obsidian Security, Palo Alto Networks (PANW), Rubrik and Skyhigh Networks.

    Previous company boards and/or investments include AppDynamics (CSCO), Arista Networks (ANET), Aruba Networks (ARUN), CipherTrust (INTC), Imperva (IMPV), NetBoost (INTC), PortAuthority Technologies (WBSN), Securent (CSCO), Sourcefire (CSCO), Sumo Logic, TechProcess (Ingenico), Xsigo Systems (ORCL), and Zenprise (CTXS).

    Asheem joined Greylock in 2003 from Check Point Software (CHKP), where he was vice-president of business development and product management.

    Asheem has been listed in the Forbes Midas List for the last six years. Full biography at http://www.linkedin.com/in/chandna and follow on Twitter @chandna.

     

  • Daniel Clifford
    EY Board Referral, Americas Program Leader
    Ernst & Young LLP

    The EY Center for Board Matters (http://ey.com/boardmatters ) understands that effective corporate governance is a critical component of building a better working world. Dan Clifford leads EY’s Board Referral Program for The EY Center for Board Matters. This program makes connections between board candidates and opportunities for corporate director roles. Using EY’s boardroom knowledge and relationships within the governance space, he is able to introduce candidates to potential opportunities. These connections are only built with companies EY does not audit.

  • Tim Crawford
    CIO Strategic Advisor
    AVOA

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Anil Earla
    Head of Information and Data Analytics, Global IS
    Visa Inc.

    Anil Earla is the Head of Information and Data Analytics for Global IS at Visa Inc., where he leads diverse teams of business and technology. As an intrapreneur, he is passionate about bringing Silicon Valley innovation mind set to larger organizations. His dual roles span innovation and strategic partnerships, shaping vision/strategy and technology alignment, various technology verticals across product life cycle for cyber security such as product management and business/system analysis, Big Data and visualization engineering, advanced analytics (data science), business intelligence and data warehousing, infrastructure and solution architecture, infrastructure and operations, program/portfolio management, and governance. Before joining Visa, he was part of industry leading organizations in the financial services, telecommunications, insurance, gaming, and airline industries. His stint across different industries and technology functions provides him the unique opportunity to apply and leverage the power of data and analytics. Under his leadership, his team was Data Impact awards finalist at Strata + Hadoop World 2014 for innovation in data ecosystem. Earla is part of the entrepreneurship and innovation program from Stanford Graduate School of Business. He completed Program in strategy from Harvard Graduate School of Business. He holds a master’s degree in computer science from JSU and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Bangalore University.

  • Mark Egan
    Partner
    StrataFusion

    Mark Egan is a partner at StrataFusion Group, Inc. and has more than 25 years of information technology experience, with expertise in IT transformation, information security, and mergers & acquisitions. His extensive experience includes managing global IT organizations with over 1,200 employees, budgets in excess of $350 million, and IT integration for over 60 mergers and acquisitions. Mark has been repeatedly recognized for his leadership and success in scaling IT organizations to support rapid growth companies.

    Prior to joining StrataFusion, Mark was a CIO at VMware where he led the company from a server virtualization vendor with $2 billion in revenue to a $5 billion market leader of cloud solutions. During his 6 years as CIO at Symantec, Mark’s leadership in IT was instrumental in supporting the company’s transformation from $600 million consumer software publisher to a $5 billion market leader of enterprise security solutions. He held senior level positions with companies in a variety of industries, including Sun Microsystems, Price Waterhouse, and Wells Fargo Bank.

    Mark holds a master’s degree in finance and international business from University of San Diego and a bachelor’s degree in computer sciences from University of Clarion. Mark developed and taught a graduate class, “Building Business Value through IT Innovation”, at the Haas School of Business at University of California at Berkeley.

  • Eric Feige
    Financial Services Practice Lead and General Manager
    Magenic

    Eric Feige has been in Digital Transformation for over two decades has delivered innovative technology and digital experiences to firms such as Prudential, J.P. Morgan, Deloitte, and KPMG.  Feige has also led digital native businesses like his VC-backed cloud venture and Usability Sciences – a leading user experience firm.  Feige is entrepreneurial business technologist - having started his early career as a Systems Engineer.

    Today, Feige leads Magenic Technologies’ Financial Services practice and runs the digital product development firm’s New York office.  Feige is a board member and business advisor to several New York-based start-ups.

  • Jeff Fochtman
    VP of Global Marketing
    Seagate Technology

  • Patricia Grant
    Senior Director, Now-On-Now
    ServiceNow

    Patricia Grant joined ServiceNow in March 2017 as Senior Director of Now on Now. She is responsible for creating and driving large-scale programs that showcase how ServiceNow uses its own Now PlatformTM to improve productivity, business velocity, visibility, and the user experience. She also leads internal programs to capture best practices for sharing with customers at the company’s annual Knowledge conference and in executive customer briefings, as well as, providing feedback into our product engineering team.

    Prior to joining ServiceNow, Patricia worked at Symantec for 11 years, serving in a variety of leadership roles in many areas of IT, including Collaboration and Productivity Services, Service Management Office, Business Application, Mergers and Acquisitions, eBusiness, Engineering, and Business Operations. Before that, she spent nine years at PeopleSoft/Oracle and held a number of positions in Professional Services and IT.

    Patricia began her career 24 years ago as a Novell network administrator and desktop support. It was there that she found her true passion for technology and a deep desire for continuous learning. She has held several leadership positions across the board in IT during her tunure which gives her broad knowledge in this area.  She holds a BA in Communication from Ohio State University, a BS in Computer Information Systems from DeVry University, and an Executive MBA from California State University.

    In her free time, she enjoys sailing, scuba diving, hiking and bicycling. She also likes traveling the world and exploring new places with her husband, Paul.

  • Max Heinemeyer
    Director of Threat Hunting
    Darktrace

    Max is a cyber security expert with over eight years’ experience in the field specialising in network monitoring and offensive security. At Darktrace, Max works with strategic customers to help them investigate and respond to threats as well as overseeing the cyber security analyst team in Cambridge, the UK headquarters. Prior to his current role, Max led the Threat and Vulnerability Management department for Hewlett-Packard in Central Europe. He was a member of the German Chaos Computer Club and was working as a white hat hacker in penetration testing and red teaming engagements. Max holds a MSc from the University of Duisburg-Essen and a BSc from the Cooperative State University Stuttgart in International Business Information Systems.

  • Scott Horn
    Chief Marketing Officer
    [24]7

  • Arif Janmohamed
    Partner
    Lightspeed Venture Partners

    Arif joined Lightspeed in 2008 and focuses primarily on investments in the areas of cloud and datacenter technologies, as well as enterprise mobile and SaaS solutions.

    Arif is currently working closely with the teams at Avi Networks, Memoir Systems, Netskope, Nutanix, Pertino Networks, Qubole, Xova Labs and Virtual Instruments. He was also involved in several Lightspeed investments which have had successful exits including Edgespring (acquired by Salesforce.com), IO Turbine (acquired by Fusion-io), RAPsphere (acquired by AppSense) and StreamOnce (acquired by Jive Software).

    Prior to joining Lightspeed, Arif worked in the Corporate Business Development group at Cisco Systems where he focused on mergers and acquisitions, strategy, and investments in the Unified Communications, Enterprise Collaboration, Mobile, and SaaS market segments. Before joining Cisco Systems, he was with Novitas Capital, an early-stage venture capital firm.

    Earlier in his career, Arif worked in technical development and product management roles at WebTV (acquired by MSFT), Andes Networks (acquired by SUNW), and Sun Microsystems.

    Arif is a charter Member and member of the Organizing Committee for the C100, a non-profit, member-driven organization that supports Canadian technology entrepreneurship through mentorship, partnership and investment. He also foundedWVP Ventures, a student-run venture capital fund, while in business school.

    Arif holds an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a BSc in Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Canada.

  • Jeffrey L. Javits
    CIO
    Fremont Bank

    Jeffrey L. Javits is the Chief Information Officer at Fremont Bank.  He has spent 18 years at the intersection of regulatory compliance, information protection, and technology.  He was an Information Security Officer at Wells Fargo Bank, worked on compliance-related technology at investment bank Robertson Stephens, and served as interim Chief Information Security Officer and Chief Technology Officer at Synovus Financial.  His broad background also includes marketing consulting, political campaign management, lobbying, service on an advisory board to the Governor of Massachusetts, and work as an Emergency Medical Technician, ambulance Crew Chief, and CPR instructor.

    Jeffrey holds a B.S. from Tufts University and an Ed.M. from Harvard University.  He holds the CISSP and CISA information security and auditing certifications, and in the past has held Series 7 and 66 securities licensure and the MCSE technical certification.  Jeffrey is a founding board member of “Root Down LA”, a non-profit providing nutrition and entrepreneurship education to lower-income high school students in South Los Angeles.

  • Steve Kendrick
    President
    KER Partners

    Steve Kendrick is President of KER Partners, LLC.  His background includes over 25 years of successful retained executive search industry and corporate recruitment professional experience. This experience includes leading successful search engagements and client relationships across commercial industry segments including financial services, payment systems, consumer retail, online-eCommerce, logistics-transportation, industrial, pharmaceutical and healthcare.  He has served industry leading clients including global Fortune 500 multinationals, mid-cap-mid-market public/private firms, as well as private equity backed portfolio companies.

    Prior to KER Partners, Steve was a partner at Heidrick & Struggles’ Dallas office and a key member of the firm’s global Information Technology Officers Practice.  He was also a Principal at Spencer Stuart and an Executive Director at Russell Reynolds Associates previously. He also served as president of a Dallas-based retained executive search boutique specializing in recruiting IT executive leaders and CIOs.

    Prior to entering executive search, Steve spent six years with EDS Corporation, performing both technical and professional recruiting, as well as providing recruitment training and counsel on employment-related issues.  He began his career as a district manager with PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay, where he was responsible for sales management and operations.

    Steve is an active speaker and panelist at key industry forums on topics including executive IT leadership development, career management and succession planning.  He is a member of the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) and the Society for Information Management (SIM).

    Steve earned his undergraduate degree in business from Jacksonville State University in Alabama, along with graduate studies at the University of Texas in Dallas.

     

  • Yousuf Khan
    CIO
    Pure Storage

    Yousuf Khan is CIO of Pure Storage. As the first to hold the role, Yousuf has helped Pure Storage scale infrastructure and processes through the fastest growth of any systems company in history. In addition to his instrumental role in the expansion and management of Pure’s internal infrastructure, Yousuf serves as a technical customer advocate, working closely with prospects and partners to provide strategic insight into challenging IT environments.

    With more than 15 years in the industry, Yousuf brings with him extensive experience in building infrastructure and application development. Through constant, targeted engagement with CIOs and other IT decision makers, Yousuf helps shape future generations of Pure Storage innovation by providing direct, practical feedback from industry peers. A frequent speaker, Yousuf’s areas of expertise include emerging solutions like public cloud, private cloud and SaaS, with a specific focus on how successful CIOs have strategically combined those solutions with modernized on-premises storage to build the strategic infrastructure of tomorrow.

  • Ankur Laroia
    Leader - Solutions Strategy
    Alfresco

    Ankur Laroia serves as strategic solutions leader at Alfresco, where he leads, guides and directs the application of the latest Enterprise Content Management and Business Process Orchestration technologies and frameworks with respect to developing transformative strategies and models that support the use of computational technology to gain competitive efficiencies and achieve successful business outcomes.  Mr. Laroia is a recognized thought leader and expert in the disciplines of business transformation and information technology (IT) strategy. Ankur has advised many of the Global 2000 with regards to Enterprise Information & Content Management, Enterprise Resource Planning, Enterprise Application Integration strategies and business architectures.

    As an active technology leader for over 20+ years, Laroia has served as President of the Integration Consortium and co-chair of many industry advisory boards and panels. He is a patent contributor, a known author, technical editor and speaker at technology conferences worldwide. His formative works in the disciplines of technology architecture and integration have been referenced by graduate students in their dissertations at top-tier universities such as MIT, Carnegie Mellon and Stanford. His works have also been cited in peer reviewed journals such as the Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research.  He currently serves on the advisory boards of Vert Solar and Narrative Builders.  Mr. Laroia holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Technology from the University of Houston and a Master’s of Science Degree in Economic Development & Entrepreneurship from the University of Houston – Victoria.

  • 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.

  • Brian Lillie
    Chief Customer Officer, EVP Technology Services
    Equinix

    Brian Lillie joined Equinix in 2008 and has been focused on building business value through strategic and innovative product development and information technology initiatives. As Chief Customer Officer and EVP of Technology Services, Lillie directly leads the Global Customer Success Organization, which includes Global Customer Care, Global Customer Experience, Global Customer Process and Global Technology Services. Previously, Lillie served as Equinix’s global CIO, leading the worldwide Equinix-on-Equinix program, which demonstrates the value across the applications, server, storage, and data/analytics stack running on Platform Equinix™ for current and prospective Equinix clients, including leading companies in the Media and Entertainment industry.

  • Bob Lord
    Former CISO
    Yahoo! Inc.

    Bob Lord was most recently Yahoo’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Bob brings more than 20 years of significant experience in the information security space, including acting as the CISO in Residence at Rapid 7, and before that heading up Twitter’s information security program. As Twitter’s first security hire, he established Twitter’s efforts in compliance, application security, product security, and information security. Before that he held positions in product and information security at companies like Red Hat, AOL, Sun Microsystems, and Netscape. You can see some of his hobbies at http://ilord.com

  • Ralph Loura
    CTO
    Rodan + Fields

    Ralph joins Rodan + Fields with more than 25 years of experience driving the information technology strategy for major brands. As Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at R+F, he defines and advances our technology strategy and infrastructure to support our significant growth momentum and deliver user-friendly digital experiences. Most recently, he served as Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Enterprise and Global Sales Operations at Hewlett-Packard (HP), where he led business intelligence, operations and customer relationship management teams in identifying market opportunities and implementing go-to-market strategies. Prior to HP, Ralph spent several years as Senior Vice President and CIO of The Clorox Company, implementing technology initiatives to support the company’s overall growth. Earlier in his career, he held technology leadership roles at Cisco, Symbol and AT&T Bell Laboratories among others. He has received numerous industry awards, including Computerworld’s 2012 Premier 100 IT Leaders and Consumer Goods Technology’s 2013 CIO of the Year, and currently serves on the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area. Ralph holds an M.B.A. from Northwestern University and a B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science from St. Joseph’s College.

  • 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.

     

     

  • Rahul Ravulur
    Founder, CEO
    appOrbit

  • Jonathan Reichental
    Chief Information Officer
    City of Palo Alto

    Dr. Jonathan Reichental, currently the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the City of Palo Alto, is a multiple award-winning technology leader whose 25-year career has spanned both the private and public sectors. In 2017, he was named one of the top 100 CIOs in the world and in 2016 he was named one of the top 20 most influential CIO’s in the United States. Dr. Reichental is also recognized as a global thought leader on the future of urban innovation. In 2013 he was recognized as one of the 25 doers, dreamers, and drivers in government in America. He also won a best CIO in Silicon Valley award and a national IT leadership prize. His innovative work in government has also been recognized by the White House. Dr. Reichental works with his teams to apply technology innovation in organizations to create new value and to enable work to be more meaningful and fun. He is a popular writer, including recently co-authoring The Apps Challenge Playbook and he is a frequent public speaker on a wide range of technology and business-related topics. He co-hosts the popular podcast, Drinking Wine Talking Tech.

  • John Rossman
    Managing Director
    Alvarez & Marsal

    John Rossman is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal in Seattle, specializing in technology strategy, multi-channel operations scaling and platform enablement in multiple industries including retail, service and public sector.

    With more than 28 years of technology strategy, design, implementation and operating experience, Mr. Rossman has led several complex businesses and programs resulting in innovative business models. He has worked with clients across a broad range of industries including retail, insurance, education, forest products, industrial products and transportation.

    John Rossman is the author of The Amazon Way: 14 Leadership Principles of the World’s Most Disruptive Company and is an expert on digital disruption and assisting his clients to build and execute new business models.

    He has served as the Senior Technology Adviser to the world’s largest philanthropy for more than three years, assisting in strategy and execution of complex data, technology integration, IP and multi-party program management initiatives that help to improve student outcomes.

    He has also assisted multiple retail and service companies with their multi-channel strategies and execution. These assignments include definition of strategic outcomes, process and technology architecting, process scaling assessments and implementations and managing significant cultural and organizational leadership change tied to multi-channel strategies.

    John Rossman served as the interim CIO for a large rental business retailer and helped implement multiple cost reduction and service improvement programs.

    Before joining A&M, Mr. Rossman was Director of Enterprise Services at Amazon.com, managing worldwide services to enterprise clients such as Target.com, Toys R Us, Sears.ca, Marks and Spencer and the National Basketball Association (NBA). In this role, he had full operational and technical ownership for existing clients, overseeing e-commerce solutions such as online merchandising capability, website technologies, branded fulfillment delivery and branded customer service.

    As Director of Merchant Integration at Amazon.com, he was responsible for developing the Merchants @ program, one of the largest B2B networks with thousands of sellers, offering products in new categories such as apparel, sporting goods, consumer electronics, health and beauty and home.

    Previously, he was a partner with Arthur Andersen Business Consulting.

    Mr. Rossman earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Oregon State University.

  • Brandon Salmon
    Principal, Office of the CTO
    Tintri

  • Emily Schaffer
    Executive Director
    Year Up

    Emily Schaffer, Executive Director at Year Up Bay Area Emily started her career addressing poverty and its impact on educational opportunities as a part of the Teach for America teaching corps in urban Los Angeles. After teaching for three years, Emily moved to the business sector to learn first-hand about business strategy. She used this experience to guide her work in business development as the Director of Programs for SpringBoard Forward, bringing a cutting-edge career development program to thousands of entry-level workers in the Bay Area. At YUBA Emily oversaw the outreach, admissions, student services and corporate engagement teams, ensuring that each phase of the program students feel supported and well prepared for their next steps: internship, graduation and job placement. Emily currently serves as YUBA’s Interim Executive Director, managing all aspects of the site as Jay transitions into his new role. Emily received her Education M.A. from Loyola Marymount University.

  • Rama Sekhar
    Partner
    Norwest Venture Partners

    Rama focuses on early to late stage venture investments in enterprise and infrastructure including cloud, big data, DevOps, cybersecurity and networking. Rama’s current investments include Agari, Bitglass, Qubole,and SnapRoute. Rama was previously an investor in Morta Security (acquired by Palo Alto Networks), Pertino Networks (acquired by Cradlepoint), and Exablox (acquired by StorageCraft).

    Before joining Norwest in 2009, Rama was with Comcast Ventures, where he focused on investment opportunities in the enterprise and infrastructure sectors. Prior to Comcast Ventures, Rama was a product manager at Cisco Systems, where he defined product strategy for the GSR 12000 Series and CRS-1 routers, $1B+ networking products in the carrier and data center markets. Previously, Rama was a sales engineer at Cisco Systems where he sold networking and security products to AT&T.

    Rama holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a double major in finance and entrepreneurial management and a bachelor of science degree in electrical and computer engineering, with high honors, from Rutgers University.

  • Parthiv Sheth
    Senior Director, Marketing Technology & Operations
    Adobe

    Parthiv Sheth is Senior Director, Marketing Technology & Operations at Adobe. In this role, he leads the planning, implementation & delivery of best in class capabilities to enable worldwide marketing. He started his career at KPMG where he consulted and delivered business technology solutions to Fortune 500 clients. Prior to joining Adobe in 2014, Parthiv served as Director in marketing at Hyatt Hotels Corp where he led the efforts to build and improve customer data & analytics capabilities. In a prior role at Hyatt, as a Director in IT, he drove IT strategy, key initiatives and operations for corporate functions. Parthiv holds a Master’s degree in computer science from the University of Illinois and MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

  • Pranab Sinha
    VP, IT
    Seagate Technology

    Pranab  Sinha  is the Vice President of corporate IT at Seagate Technology  where he oversees  the worldwide corporate IT  functions  that includes Operations and Infrastructure, Global Applications,  Analytics & Insights and key platforms like Identity & access management, Integration etc.   Leading an IT team across the continents, Pranab’s  responsibilities include everything from customer engagement, delivery and hosting of IT solutions to global and regional operational support and services.

    Pranab has managed several  large-scale business re-engineering and IT  re-platforming efforts including multiple M&A integration work.  He was the co-sponsor  for the  supply chain transformation work at Seagate resulting in the company getting ranked in Gartner's top 25 Supply chain companies in 2014 & 2015.  He has a deep focus on IT infrastructure transformation geared towards Cloud, open stack, commodity infrastructure and leveraging cloud as a platform, application and infrastructure to drive quick time to value.

    Pranab  has been part of the technical and customer council for several of the product companies including Oracle.  He has completed Program for Leadership Development(PLD) at Harvard Business School.  Pranab  holds a BS in Computer Science and has an MBA from San Jose State University.

  • Michael Steep
    Adjunct Professor and Executive Director, Digital Cities Program
    Stanford University

    Michael Steep is Adjunct Professor and Executive Director of the Stanford Global Projects Center's Digital Cities Program. Michael is also  former Senior Vice President of Global Business Operations for the PARC innovation center in Palo Alto, California. He has over two decades of operating experience managing global P&L's, sales, digital marketing, strategy, business development, and strategic alliances for Microsoft, Lexmark (IBM), Apple, and HP. Mr. Steep’s team at Apple launched the first digital camera. Today, he works with commercial clients on transforming their industry and company business models by leveraging emerging technologies - big data, predictive analytics, cloud, mobile, and privacy. He also serves on the Smart City London Board and is Contributing Editor for Forbes writing articles on digital cities, disruptive technologies, and executive leadership. Mr. Steep’s passion is corporate transformation through effective leadership and practical approaches to innovation. He has worked extensively at Microsoft and PARC with executives from companies crossing multiple industries including Aerospace, Healthcare, Pharma, and Automotive. He works with the top Innovation and R&D executives from companies including Airbus, BMW, Google, Merck, BP, and Booz Allen. Mr. Steep’s MBA is from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, and he has a BA from the University of Pennsylvania. He also serves as an Adjunct Professor of Digital Business at Imperial College London.

  • Cynthia Stoddard
    SVP & CIO
    Adobe

  • Muddu Sudhakar
    Entrepreneur & Executive

    Muddu Sudhakar is successful Entrepreneur and Executive. Muddu Sudhakar was VP & GM of Big Data, Machine Learning/AI, Security and IoT, Splunk (www.splunk.com).  At Splunk Muddu has been working on applications of AI/Machine learning, Big data platform, Thin & Thick App development platform, Open source technologies, IoT Analytics solutions and Cyber Security products. Before that Muddu was CEO of Caspida (www.caspida.com) and Caspida is leader in next-generation Cyber Security & Threat detection using Machine learning. Muddu and team are instrumental in creating new Cyber security market category called “User Behavioral Analytics (UBA)”. Muddu Sudhakar is a seasoned and successful entrepreneur and executive in the Silicon Valley.  Muddu was VP & GM at VMware (www.vmware.com) and Pivotal (www.pivotal.io) from 2012 to 2014 for Big Data Analytics, Machine learning and Cloud Services. At VMware & Pivotal Muddu had responsibility for wide range of projects Big Data Analytics, Cloud Services, Mobile Security.  Muddu was co-founder and CEO of Cetas (www.cetas.net) which was acquired by VMware in 2012.  At EMC (www.emc.com) Muddu was Chief Strategy Advisor, VP & GM for Cloud Information Services. Muddu work involved Cloud Infrastructure and Cloud Information Services at EMC. Muddu was CEO & Founder of Kazeon from 2003 to 2010 (www.kazeon.com) which was acquired by EMC (www.emc.com) and Kazeon is leader in Enterprise Information Management. Muddu lead Kazeon to be a leader in Information Security, eDiscovery, and Enterprise Search markets. Before Kazeon in 2003, he was Co-founder & President of Sanera Systems, a next-generation SAN technology company. Sanera was started in 1999 and was acquired by McData (Brocade) in 2003.  From 1996 to 2000, Sudhakar was lead architect and designer of CPU and server technology at Silicon Graphics, Inc. 

    Sudhakar holds a PhD and MS in Computer Science from University of California, Los Angeles and a BS in Electronics & Communications Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.  He is widely published in industry journals and conference proceedings and has more than 20 patents in Cyber Security, Big data analytics, Machine learning, Analytics, Cloud Services, SaaS Apps, Enterprise Search, Information Management, Distributed systems, Storage technologies, SAN/NAS, Server technologies, Virtualization, Search, Information security, Networking technology and VLSI chip design.

Print August 24, 2017, 7:30 AM-6:00 PM
Rosewood Sand Hill, Menlo Park, CA
 
 

7:30 AM - 8:10 AM  

Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking


8:10 AM - 8:30 AM  

Welcome and Introduction

Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy


8:30 AM - 9:10 AM  

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

Ankur Laroia, Leader - Solutions Strategy, Alfresco

Rahul Ravulur, Founder, CEO, appOrbit

Brandon Salmon, Principal, Office of the CTO, Tintri

Pranab Sinha, VP, IT, Seagate Technology

Michael Steep, Adjunct Professor and Executive Director, Digital Cities Program, Stanford University

Moderator: Anil EarlaHead of Information and Data Analytics, Global IS, Visa, Inc.

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

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


9:10 AM - 9:40 AM  

EXECUTIVE BRIEFING: Building a Culture of Innovation The Amazon Way

John Rossman, Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal, Author of The Amazon Way Series

Leaders at Amazon expect and require innovation and invention from their teams. They are externally aware and look for new ideas everywhere. Amazon has a thrilling power to innovate that few other companies have matched. Former Amazon executive turned business consultant, John Rossman, will explain how it is not one single individual that drive innovation and dreams up new technology, but a well thought out and preserved culture.


9:40 AM - 10:10 AM   

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


10:10 AM - 10:50 AM  

EXECUTIVE KEYNOTE: An Automation Agenda for the CIO

Patricia Grant, Senior Director, Now-On-Now, ServiceNow

The acceleration of technological change, globalization, increasing regulatory pressures and myriad other factors are transforming business and placing immense pressure on CIOs. The need for speed, agility, and actionable insight has never been greater. Traditional approaches and manual processes are not sufficient; we need to fundamentally change the way work gets done.

To be successful today, automation and real-time analytics must be at the top of every CIO’s agenda. Companies with low levels of automation must identify, streamline and automate high-impact business processes. Those using higher levels of automation must aggressively pursue intelligent automation through machine learning.

Learn how ServiceNow is rising to the challenge, increasing productivity, driving innovation, and automating routine and administrative tasks to free up skilled employees for high-value work.


10:50 AM - 11:20 AM    

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


11:20 AM - 12:00 PM

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Technology Innovation: At the Heart of Business Transformation

Eric Feige, Financial Services Practice Lead, and General Manager, Magenic

Arif Janmohamed, Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners

Rama Sekhar, Partner, Norwest Venture Partners

Muddu Sudhakar, Entrepreneur & Executive 

Moderator: Asheem Chandna, Partner, Greylock Partners

Business transformation is being fueled by emerging technologies that can support changing customer preferences. Hear from technology leaders at the forefront of innovation about new technologies that are generating disruption and creating value for enterprise organizations. Discover the opportunities for your organization to gain a competitive edge.


12:00 PM - 1:10 PM  

Luncheon

Year Up News - Emily Schaffer, Executive Director, Year Up

Presentation of the HMG Strategy 2017 Transformational CIO Award to Ralph Loura, CTO at Rodan + Fields

Presentation of the HMG Strategy 2017 Regional Champion Awards to Shobhana Ahluwalia, Head of IT, Uber, Asheem Chandna, Partner, Greylock Partners, Paul Chapman, CIO, Box, Mark Egan, Partner, StrataFusion, and Sheila Jordan, SVP & CIO, Symantec


1:10 PM - 1:30 PM  

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: Timothy Campos, Former CIO, Facebook


1:30 PM - 2:10 PM

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Understanding Customer Dynamics - a CMO's Perspective

Ashwin Ballal, Ph.D., CIO, Medallia

Jeff Fochtman, VP of Global Marketing, Seagate Technology

Scott Horn, Chief Marketing Officer, [24]7

Parthiv Sheth, Sr. Director, Marketing Technology & Operations, Adobe

Moderator: Tim Crawford, CIO Strategic Advisor, AVOA

Why is it so important for the company (and CIO) to understand the customer? And what does it mean to understand the customer? Who is the customer? As companies drive toward the ‘market of one’, how can the CIO rise to enable the CMO and engage the customer?


2:10 PM - 2:40 PM  

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


2:40 PM - 3:10 PM  

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

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

Daniel Clifford, EY Board Referral, Americas Program Leader, Ernst & Young LLP

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

Steve Kendrick, President, KER Partners

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

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.


3:10 PM - 3:30 PM  

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


3:30 PM - 4:10 PM

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Balancing Agility, Innovation, & Security

Shobhana Ahluwalia, Head of Information Technology, Uber

Max Heinemeyer, Director of Threat Hunting, Darktrace

Jeffrey L. Javits, CIO, Fremont Bank

Bob Lord, CISO, Yahoo!

Moderator: Mark Egan, Partner StrataFusion

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.


4:10 PM - 4:20 PM

Express Break


4:20 PM - 5:00 PM  

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Lead Courageously as the CEO of Technology

Yousuf Khan, CIO, Pure Storage 

Ralph Loura, CTO, Rodan + Fields

Jonathan Reichental, Chief Information Officer, City of Palo Alto

Cynthia Stoddard, SVP & CIO, Adobe

Milind Waglé, CIO, Equinix

Moderator: Hunter Muller, President & CEO, 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.


5:00 PM - 6:00 PM  

Raffle Prizes and Executive Networking Reception



Presenting Partners

  • ServiceNow

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

    https://www.servicenow.com

Platinum Partners

  • Alfresco

    Alfresco is leading the convergence of ECM and BPM, helping create efficient connected processes which present content in context. More than 1,800 companies in 195 countries rely on Alfresco, including leaders in financial services, healthcare, and the public sector. A global partner network and thousands of open source developers are ready to help you use it to accelerate your digital transformation. To learn more, visit

    https://www.alfresco.com/
  • 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/
  • Magenic

    Magenic is a leader in business technology consulting. We understand the barriers to innovation companies are facing and apply the right technology to transform their business.

    https://magenic.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
  • 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

Gold Partners

  • Adobe Sign

    Today, businesses everywhere use digital documents and systems such as CRM, HCM, and CMS. Yet, 80% of all business processes still involve paper. This causes information workers, on average, to spend one-third of every workday on manual administrative tasks – searching for documents, uploading attachments, re-entering data into forms, and other low-value activities. By connecting Adobe Document Cloud to current, processes, and systems, you can transform what you have into a completely digital experience. Then information can flow quickly, securely, and automatically from one step to the next, helping workforce productivity soar 30% or more. And you can gain more control over security, compliance, and availability.

    https://acrobat.adobe.com/us/en/sign.html
  • Equinix

    Equinix Inc. connects the world's leading businesses to their customers, employees and partners inside the most interconnected data centers. In 44 markets across five continents, Equinix is where companies come together to realize new opportunities and accelerate their business, IT and cloud strategies.

    http://www.equinix.com/
  • Nimble Storage & Zerto

    Nimble Storage, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company. Our Predictive Cloud Platform gives businesses the fastest, most reliable access to data. Predictive analytics combined with flash storage radically simplify IT operations in your data center and in the cloud. Over 10,000 customers across 50 countries rely on Nimble to power their businesses. Zerto is committed to helping organizations deliver on their brand promise to enable customers and end-users to always have access to the applications, data and services they need to do business. With Zerto Virtual Replication, part of the Zerto Cloud Continuity PlatformTM, enterprises can enhance their disaster recovery ‘insurance policy’ and embrace Resilience for Evolving ITTM. Zerto delivers seamless application mobility and portability, enabling organizations to leverage resources across public, private and hybrid clouds — adding to their confidence to withstand any disruption, incorporate new technology, and easily meet changing business priorities.

  • 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
  • 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

  • appOrbit

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

Breakfast Partners

  • eTouch Systems

    eTouch Systems is a Silicon Valley based services company specializing in Digital Platform Engineering. With software engineering as our core DNA, we deliver technology services and accelerate growth for Global 1000 companies. Our high impact areas are – Digital, Web & Mobile, Advanced Analytics, DevOps, Cloud & Security. We are the largest technology partner to the Top Global Internet Services & Products company for over a decade. eTouch has delivered outstanding services to several Fortune 500 clients. We are a preferred partner for Global Technology companies creating disruptive innovation. Our passion for client satisfaction and technological innovation creates pioneering ideas and solutions helping clients excel in digital domain.

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

    Year Up is an award-winning national 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to close the Opportunity Divide by providing urban young adults with the skills, experience, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education. Year Up achieves this mission through a high support, high expectation model that combines marketable job skills, stipends, internships and college-level coursework. Its holistic approach focuses on students' professional and personal development to place these young adults on a viable path to economic self-sufficiency. Year Up currently serves more than 3,600 students annually across 24 campuses in Arizona, Baltimore, Bay Area, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Greater Atlanta, Greater Boston, Greater Philadelphia, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, National Capital Region, New York City, Providence, Puget Sound, South Florida and Wilmington. Year Up success stats include: 100% placement of qualified students into internships 90% of interns meet or exceed partner expectations 85% of graduates employed or in college full time within four months of graduation $18/hr average starting wage for graduates of the program

    http://www.yearup.org

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