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2017 Philadelphia CIO Executive Leadership Summit

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Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA


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 Philadelphia CIO Executive Leadership Summit.


  • Edward Amoroso
    Founder & CEO
    TAG Cyber LLC

    Dr. Edward G. Amoroso is Chief Executive Officer of TAG Cyber LLC, a global cyber security advisory, training, consulting, and media services company supporting hundreds of major organizations across the world. Ed recently retired from AT&T after thirty-one years of service, beginning in Unix security R&D at Bell Labs and culminating as Senior Vice President and Chief Security Officer of AT&T from 2004 to 2016. He was elected an AT&T Fellow in 2010.

    Ed has been Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at the Stevens Institute of Technology for the past twenty-nine years, where he has introduced over three thousand graduate students to the topic of information security. He is also a Research Professor in the Computer Science Department at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, and a Senior Advisor at the Applied Physics Laboratory at Johns Hopkins University. He is author of six books on cyber security, and dozens of major research and technical papers in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings.

    Ed holds the BS degree in Physics from Dickinson College, the MS/PhD degrees in Computer Science from the Stevens Institute of Technology, and is a graduate of the Columbia Business School. He holds ten patents in cyber security technology, and he served previously on the Board of Directors for M&T Bank and the NSA Advisory Board.

    Ed’s work has been highlighted on CNN, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. He has worked directly with four Presidential administrations on issues related to national security, critical infrastructure protection, and cyber policy. He and his wife Lee live in New Jersey and are the proud parents of three wonderfully successful Millennials.

  • 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.

  • Lawrence Bilker
    Director
    Performance Improvement Partners, LLC

  • John Engates
    Chief Technology Officer
    Rackspace

    John Engates joined Rackspace in August 2000, just a year after the company was founded, as Vice President of Operations, managing the datacenter operations and customer-service teams. Two years later, when Rackspace decided to add new services for larger enterprise customers, John created and helped develop the Intensive Hosting business unit.

    Most recently, John has played an active role in the evolution and evangelism of Rackspace’s cloud-computing strategy and cloud products. John meets frequently with customers to hear about their needs and concerns, and to discuss Rackspace’s vision for the future of cloud computing. John currently serves as Chief Technology Officer.

    John is also an internationally recognized cloud computing expert and a sought-after speaker at technology conferences, including CA World, the Goldman Sachs Techtonics Conference and Cloud Expo. He speaks on the future of cloud computing, enterprise cloud adoption, data center efficiency, green data center best practices, and more.

    Prior to joining Rackspace, John was a founder and General Manager at Internet Direct, one of the original Internet service providers in Texas.

    John is a graduate of the University of Texas at San Antonio and holds a B.B.A. in Accounting.

  • John Fidler
    Managing Director, Retained Search
    Fidato Partners, LLC

    John leads Fidato’s Retained Search Practice focused on placing executive-level information technology, finance and accounting professionals in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Prior to joining Fidato, John spent time with a major global search firm where he worked with a number of private equity-backed, publicly-traded and Fortune 1000 clients. 

    Previously, John was a Partner at a boutique retained search firm where for more than 8 years he focused on client service and business development, and led the successful placement of information technology and finance executives for a wide variety of companies across all industries. 

    John began his career overseeing the Sales & Marketing function for a wholly-owned subsidiary of Random House, the publishing giant.  He spent time living and working overseas helping to build the company’s offshore operation.  During this time, he recruited and built a majority of the company’s sales force. 

    John has presented to a number of local outplacement and industry associations, and has published several articles on topics related to the recruitment of senior executives. He is deeply entrenched in the Philadelphia business community and has worked closely with organizations such as the Walnut Street Theatre and Philadelphia Outward Bound School. He is a graduate of Bloomsburg University and resides in Skippack, PA with his wife and two sons. 

     

  • Hugo Fueglein
    Managing Director
    Diversified Search

    Hugo Fueglein is a Managing Director in Diversified Search’s New York City office. He is a leader in the CIO & IT Management Practice in the United States and is a core member of the Global CIO Practice for Diversified Search.  Mr. Fueglein is also a leading member of the Global Technology Practice at Diversified Search. He has placed technology executives in key positions across all industries.  Hugo’s specialization is in the placement of Chief Information Officers, Chief Technology Officers, and technology executives in IT Architecture, IT Infrastructure, Application Development, and IT Operations.

    Prior to joining Diversified Search, Mr. Fueglein was an Executive Vice President with DHR International and formerly an integral member of the CIO and IT Practice at CTPartners.  He served clients across industries, recruiting talent to fill critical roles in corporate technology functions.  Hugo has completed assignments for CIOs and key leadership positions in technology for a broad scope of clients that continuously utilize technology as a strategic initiative.  Industry sectors served include technology, consumer goods, retail, energy, financial services, health care, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, and industrial.

    Hugo’s search career also includes being a Principal with both Korn/Ferry International and Morgan Samuels.  During his seven year tenure with Korn/Ferry, he was instrumental in the creation of the CIO Center of Expertise.  Earlier in his career, Hugo was an economist with Chase Econometrics and The WEFA Group (Wharton Economic Forecasting Associates).  While serving as an economist with The WEFA Group (Wharton Economic Forecasting Associates), Hugo refined his strategic process management and developed superior communication abilities in working with a diverse clientele.

    Education
    BS, Agricultural Economics, University of Connecticut

    MS, Agricultural Economics, University of Connecticut

  • Mike Giresi
    CIO
    Aramark

  • Cindy Harro
    Security, Compliance and Risk Program Director, Healthcare Cloud
    IBM Watson Health

    In Cindy’s current role as IBM Security, Compliance and Risk Management Director, she is responsible for ensuring that IBM’s “Watson Platform for Health” Cloud  http://watsonhealth.ibm.com/Watson-Health-Core.html is secure and handles protected health information in accordance with global regulatory requirements, including HIPAA.  She provides guidance to 400 software developers by defining and verifying security and compliance controls in software designs, managing security vulnerability penetration testing and governing security risk.  Cindy is responsible for ensuring that the software environment is ready to pass all regulatory audits.

    In previous roles, Cindy was responsible for the global deployment of security compliance and risk management tools, for managing the 2-tier role based access controls for 2500 financial services employees and for the global compliance governance of hundreds of client accounts.

    Cindy’s success in leading the development of secure and regulatory compliant systems comes from her early beginnings as a software developer.  She graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. in Computer Science and worked as a software developer, DBA and eventually manager of large scale custom SW development and ISV configuration projects.  This hands-on practitioner experience has given her the unique ability to “speak the language” of software developers, making compliance requirements understandable and easily executable, reducing compliance cost and development timelines. 

    Cindy studied the field of IT Auditing and earned the distinction of Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) in 2015 after demonstrating years of experience related to the profession and mastering the competency exam.  She applies her ability to “think like an auditor” when defining, requesting and reviewing compliance evidence from IT teams, contributing to her success in passing IT audits. 

    Cindy has become a trusted advisor to senior executives on security and regulatory compliance topics, with the ability to make requirements and risks clear to non-technical business executives as well as technical executives.  She earned the distinction of Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) in 2016. 

     

  • Sandeep Katarnavre
    CIO & VP of IT
    Saint-Gobain

    Sandeep joined Saint Gobain in May of 2016 in the position of Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Saint Gobain Construction Products North America.  He has responsibility for shaping the Information Technology (IT) strategy along with leading the Construction Products IT organization. He works closely with the leaders across Saint Gobain to ensure that IT accelerates innovation, leads and drives digital transformation, delivers against key business performance goals to help drive growth initiatives. He is also a member of the Saint Gobain Corporate Foundation Inc. Committee.  

    Prior to joining Saint Gobain, Sandeep held the position of Senior Director and IT Executive for Johnson and Johnson, the largest global healthcare product and drug manufacturer.   

    Sandeep’s career includes a leadership role of Global Technology Director for Synthes, a Medical Device Company; Senior Manager and Engagement Executive for Deloitte Consulting, where he served many Fortune 500 and global companies across the world in various industry sectors, helping them transform various business functions and delivering key and strategic engagements. 

    Sandeep holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from Mumbai University and maintains active membership in various internal and external CIO communities and NPO organizations 

  • David Lavin
    Global Chief Enterprise Architect
    QVC

  • Robert Lux
    EVP & CIO
    Cenlar FSB

     

  • 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.

     

     

  • Viktor Ohnjec
    President
    M2VP

    Viktor Ohnjec has 30 years of experience in organizational change, technology adoption, executive coaching and business development. He is President of M2VP - a technology strategy & executive advisory company. Prior to M2VP, Viktor was EVP of Worldwide Business Operations for IONA Professional Services, VP of Business Operations at Genesis Development and held various positions at Rational/IBM, Platinum/CA and Allied Signal/Honeywell. Experienced in financial services (insurance, banking, securities), healthcare, pharmaceuticals and military/aerospace, Viktor shares his knowledge through presentations (50+ conferences) and publications (30+ articles). Viktor has been the chairperson of various groups within industry standards bodies such as the Object Management Group and ACORD. Viktor is active in numerous non-profits including as Member of the Board of GPSEG, vice-chair of the CEO Roundtable, co-chair of the Technology Subgroup, and participated in numerous committees.  He is the President of the Board of Trustees for Collegium Charter School, a 2400 student, 4 campus facility in Exton, PA and the volunteer science fair coordinator since 2002. He is on the board of the West Chester Area YMCA. He is past President and board member of the West Chester Cycling Club. He is a board member for the Chester County Challenge for Cancer, and the Iron Hill Twilight Criterium. He co-founded Pedaling4Paws in 2009. He lives in West Chester, PA with his wife and two children. 

  • Joseph Puglisi
    VP IT
    Nice-Pak Products, Inc.

    Mr. Puglisi is a business and technology professional with extensive experience managing complex business and technical environments across industries. He has repeatedly maximized the effectiveness of existing staff and improved relationships with business leaders. He is adept at building and leading teams and creating cross-functional partnerships to deliver on business initiatives. Mr. Puglisi has particular strengths in leadership, strategic vision, innovation and communication. In his column, View from the Bridge, he writes about business and technology and makes interesting, often humorous personal observations. Mr. Puglisi is currently a member of the North Andover Investors Collaborative, Board member of a specialty beverage manufacturer, Partner at Versento and advisor to several other companies. Most recently, Mr. Puglisi was Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Innovairre Communications, the worldwide leader in fundraising, supporting agencies and nonprofit organizations. Prior to that, Mr. Puglisi was Vice President and CIO for EMCOR Group Inc., the world's leader in specialty construction, facilities services and energy infrastructure, Vice President and CIO at Chartwell Re, a major insurance and reinsurance company and Corporate Director of IT at Lehrer McGovern Bovis, one of the largest Construction Management firms in the world. Mr. Puglisi started his business career as a partner of a quantitative marketing analysis consulting company for over 14 years. Responsibilities included sales, account management, marketing, product development, system installation, training, support and management consulting.

     

    Private Notes:
    Mr. Puglisi is the former Vice President and CIO for EMCOR Group Inc. As Group CIO, Mr. Puglisi was responsible for strategy and direction for over 85 operating companies throughout the US, Canada and the UK.. For several years prior to joining EMCOR, Mr. Puglisi served as Vice President and CIO at Chartwell Re, a major insurance and reinsurance company where he managed both technology and administration for the company. Before that, Mr. Puglisi was Corporate Director of IT for Lehrer McGover Bo

  • John Repko
    CIO
    Johnson Controls

    John Repko is vice president & chief information officer of Johnson Controls.

    Prior to the merger of Johnson Controls and Tyco in September 2016, Repko served as senior vice president, chief information officer & enterprise transformation leader at Tyco. In that role, he was responsible for all of Tyco’s Information Technology strategy, systems and services and led Tyco’s overall Transformation, Global Shared Services and Process Excellence programs.

    Repko also served as executive sponsor of Tyco Cares – the philanthropic and volunteerism arm of Tyco’s Corporate Citizenship program.

    Prior to joining Tyco in 2012, he was the senior vice president & CIO of Covance, one of the world’s largest drug development services companies. Previously, he was senior vice president, CIO & eBusiness leader for GE Americom, a global satellite operator and a division of GE Capital. Repko also spent more than 14 years in senior information technology, eBusiness, finance, and Six Sigma leadership roles with GE. Earlier in his career, he was a senior auditor and CPA with Ernst & Young.

    He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Villanova University and an MBA in IT Systems from Drexel University.

     

     

  • Andrew Santacroce
    VP, Technology Development
    TMNA Services, LLC

    Andy is Vice President of Technology Development for TMNA Services (TMNAS), LLC. Established in 2012 as the shared services company to Tokio Marine North America, Inc. (TMNA), with headquarters located in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, TMNAS provides value-added services to all TMNA Group Companies including Philadelphia Insurance Companies (PHLY), First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH), and Tokio Marine Management, Inc. (TMM) and its insurance companies. Andy joined the high-growth company in 2016 to drive customer focused, consistent, coordinated delivery across digital technologies, applications, business intelligence and quality management.

    Prior to TMNAS, Andy was Vice President of Global Applications & Digital Products for BDP International, the world’s largest privately held non-asset based global transportation and logistics management firm headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Andy has also held key technology leadership roles with the Verizon companies for 11 years, where he led teams in the Enterprise, Consumer and Wireless divisions, delivering technology solutions to the marketplace, and with Cable & Wireless, SmithKline Beecham, The PMA Group, PECO Energy and Prudential Insurance Company throughout his career.

    Andy has been recognized as a 2016 Premier 100 IT Leader by Computerworld Magazine and was named an Alumni Fellow by the Pennsylvania State University. Both of these awards recognize his expertise in the effective management of global, national, regional and local business and technology teams responsible for strategic initiatives, partnerships and tactical project efforts that support the business with consistent focus on driving revenue growth. Andy is known for his skill in building, maintaining and leveraging relationships with executives and key stakeholders across the business, in the technology industry and in the public sector, enabling quick, efficient and focused collaboration among diverse organizations to achieve desired outcomes.

    Andy received his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from The Pennsylvania State University, where he chairs the Advisory Board for its Abington Pennsylvania Campus, and has serves as a member of the Executive Board of the Penn State Alumni Association. He is an appointed member of the board of directors of the Montgomery County Development Corporation, a member of the board of directors of Encore Series, Inc. (the presenter of The Philly POPS), a member of the Settlement Music School board of directors, and has also served as an elected member of Horsham Township Council, a local governing body, for eight years.

  • Anahi Santiago
    CISO
    Christiana Care Health System

    Anahi Santiago is the Chief Information Security Officer at Christiana Care Health System in Delaware, one of the country’s largest healthcare providers.  With over 20 years in the Information Technology field, Anahi has extensive experience in areas of cybersecurity, privacy, regulatory compliance, program management and infrastructure services.

    Anahi has overall responsibility for the organization’s information security program and strategic direction. She leads a team of high performing information security professionals in supporting Christiana's strategic initiatives by partnering with the business and managing risks, implementing policies and controls, and generating overall awareness.

    Anahi holds a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering as well as an Executive MBA from Drexel University.  She is also an active contributor in several national information security and privacy organizations.

  • David Schoenholz
    VP, Global Infrastructure Services
    Tyco International

  • Candida Seasock
    Founder and President
    CTS Associates, LLC

    Ms Seasock is an innovative business advisor focusing on mid-size companies. Specializing in enabling client growth and management success through internal executive teams and/or Advisory Boards that support vision, innovation, change that supports operation, finance, and technology and employee growth.

    As a professional mentor she focus on business that are interested in strategic growth . Specializing in enabling client growth and management success, Candida has developed her own award-winning approach “Growth Path to Success”. This approach is based on targeted business development, strategic marketing, fostering strong and long-term client relationships and implementing 360-degree agility into a company’s processes and operations. She has successfully assisted management teams ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to emerging growth companies.

    Ms. Seasock is best known for her work in building high-value market recognition for mid-size companies. She understands how to quickly generate business opportunities, identify revenue streams, and develop marketing cycles. Everything she does is based on sound management and personal ethics principles that differentiate Candida from other consultants. She rejects the transactional mentality in business and refrains from working with companies that do not value and respect the inherent human aspect with employees and customers. Ms. Seasock succeeds by becoming entrenched with an executive leadership team in the pursuit of excellence and continuous growth. To confirm Ms. Seasock's approach, many of her best clients have achieved Fastest-Growing company awards in Philadelphia and South Jersey.

  • Dave Snyder
    Chief Information Security Leader, Director of Information Security and Risk Management
    Independence Blue Cross

  • Joe Talik
    VP Digital Transformation
    Neoris

    Joe is a well-known industry leader, working for Fortune 100 firms, specializing in resolving complex business problems, delivering critical initiatives in digital transformation, creating successful methodologies & governance models while providing solid leadership and having functional expertise in both business & technology disciplines in multiple industry verticals. He is driven to ensure companies operate with the most optimal business and technology models based on industry best practices realizing significant cost savings for companies.

    His management career is hallmarked by exceptional leadership, relationship building, creative thinking outside of the box and an ability to assemble diverse company-wide resources to deliver internal and external commitments.  He thrives on the opportunity to tackle business challenges by assembling and leading ambitious teams, and leveraging his years of experience in technology and business to make great things happen. 

    Joe has earned a Masters of Engineering in Engineering Management with Honors from Stevens Institute of Technology and a MBA in Finance and Accounting with Honors from Regis University. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Detroit – Mercy

  • Gabriella Vacca
    VP, System Engineering
    Comcast

    Gabriella is a Senior Executive with over 20 years in the Telecommunications Industry, with experience ranging across multiple business models, including international start-ups and Fortune 100 companies. Her accomplishments range from commercial deployment of leading-edge mobile businesses, including Wifi on Airplanes and ESPN Mobile, to organizational transformation of IT teams aimed at increasing adoption of industry best practices, sourcing strategies while driving innovation. Gabriella leverages a blend of strategic planning, pragmatic delivery and governance while staying focused on building effective teams and scanning the periphery for new technology trends. Her people-oriented leadership style, expertise in large-scale system integration and commercial deployment of mission critical applications create a foundation for strategic partnerships and business value realization for technology organizations.

    As a key member of the Comcast Network Engineering and Technology Organization, Gabriella is recognized as a change agent with global perspective on technology, focus on people and business alignment toward strategic business architecture.     

    Gabriella has a degree in Engineering from University of Torino, Italy, and received her MBA from Golden Gate University. She also serves in technology advisory boards and is an active member of the Women In Cable Telecommunications forum.    

  • Angelo Valletta
    Regional President & Executive Director
    FIS

    Angelo J. Valletta currently serves as the Regional President and Executive Director for Fidelity Information Systems Pro/Net Division (FIS / ProNet). Angelo is responsible for the technology direction, strategy, policy, and business development for FIS / ProNet’s partner banks in the East. Prior to joining FIS, Angelo was US-CIO for EVO Payments International, and Senior Vice President / Chief Information Officer, and Head of Operations for Sun National Bank. He had leadership responsibility for Sun’s Technology, Bank Operations, and operational lines-of-business – ATM’s and Merchant Services. Additionally, Angelo was Chairman of the Bank’s Management Automation Committee, which consisted of the most senior level leaders at the bank.

    Angelo has over thirty years of progressively responsible managerial experience in diverse industries for companies ranging in size from small consulting firms to multi-national Fortune 100 companies. Valletta has a proven track record of developing and building effective internal/outsourced and distributed teams, and is a turn-around specialist in operations and customer service.

  • Sydney Weinstein
    Member of the Board of Advisors
    Near-Miss Management

  • Chad Wilson
    Director, Information Security
    Children's National Health System

    Chad Wilson, with 25 years of progressive leadership, is the Director of Information Security for Children’s National Health System. He leads the cyber security strategy and execution focused on providing service excellence to patients, clinicians, and co-workers through innovative and secure solutions. Children’s National Health System, based in Washington, DC, has been serving the nation’s children since 1870. Children’s National is dedicated to improving the lives of children through innovative research, expert care and advocacy on behalf of children’s needs. In addition to being recognized among the “best of the best,” by U.S. News & World Report, Children’s National is a Magnet® designated hospital for excellence in nursing and is a Leapfrog Group Top Hospital. 

  • Angela Yochem
    SVP & CIO
    Rent-A-Center

Print November 09, 2017, 7:30 AM-5:30 PM
Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA


7:30 AM - 8:30 AM      

Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking


8:30 AM - 8:50 AM   

Welcome and Introduction

Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy


8:50 AM - 9:30 AM    

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

Mike Giresi, CIO, Aramark

Sandeep Katarnavre, CIO & VP of IT, Saint-Gobain

David Schoenholz, VP, Global Infrastructure Services 

Angela Yochem, SVP & CIO, Rent-A-Center

Moderator: Joseph Puglisi, VP IT, Nice-Pak Products, Inc.

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


9:30 AM - 9:50 AM  

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


9:50 AM - 10:30 AM  

EXECUTIVE KEYNOTE: TBD


10:30 AM - 11:00 AM      Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

11:00 AM - 11:20 AM   

EXECUTIVE BRIEFING: A Random Walk Through Cyber Security

Edward Amoroso, Founder & CEO, TAG Cyber LLC

Join Dr. Edward Amoroso for a random walk through current issues and concepts of enterprise cyber security with scheduled stops at virtualized distributed protections, Hillary Clinton's email, machine learning, and breaking into early soda machines.


11:20 AM - 12:00 PM   

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Balancing Agility, Innovation, & Security

Edward Amoroso, Founder & CEO, TAG Cyber LLC

Cindy Harro, Security, Compliance and Risk Program Director, Healthcare Cloud, IBM Watson Health

Anahi Santiago, CISO, Christiana Care Health System

Dave Snyder, Chief Information Security Leader, Director of Information Security and Risk Management, Independence Blue Cross

Chad Wilson, Director, Information Security, Children's National Health System

Moderator: Sydney Weinstein, Member of the Board of Director, Near-Miss Management

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.


12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  

Luncheon


1:00 PM - 1:30 PM  

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

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

John Fidler, Managing Director, Retained Search, Fidato Partners, LLC

Hugo Fueglein, Managing Director, Diversified Search

Additional panelists are being confirmed.

Moderator: Candida Seasock, Founder and President, CTS Associates, LLC

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.


1:30 PM - 2:10 PM  

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Digital Disruption: Driving Speed to Market through Technology and Innovation

David Lavin, Global Chief Enterprise Architect, QVC

Viktor Ohnjec, President, M2VP

Joe Talik, VP Digital Transformation, Neoris

Gabriella Vacca, VP, Systems Engineering, Comcast

Moderator: Lawrence Bilker, Director, Performance Improvement Partners, LLC

Progressive companies are leveraging digital technology advancements to drive innovation and to create new business value. For many, it’s about creating frictionless customer experiences. For others, the focus is on monetizing the data and revolutionizing processes. This panel will discuss advancements in technologies that are driving speed to market and a competitive edge to lay the foundation for their new digital roadmap.


2:10 PM - 2:40 PM  

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


2:40 PM - 3:20 PM  

EXECUTIVE KEYNOTE: Fostering a Culture of Innovation and Transformation:  A Case Study on How a Technology Leader Continually Reinvents Itself

John Engates, Chief Technology Officer, Rackspace

Rackspace Chief Technology Officer John Engates gives us a rare look inside more than 15 years of the company’s evolution from managed hosting company to a multi-cloud and technology services leader as a case study on transformation and innovation.  Learn about the bold changes the company made to reinvent itself several times since its founding in 1998 and how you can apply the same lessons learned, including: the importance of a customer-service-obsessed culture, measuring results and bold changes in strategy on a massive scale.


3:20 PM - 3:40 PM  

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


3:40 PM - 4:20 PM  

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Lead Courageously as the CEO of Technology

John Repko, CIO, Johnson Controls

Andrew Santacroce, VP Technology Development, TMNA Services, LLC

Angelo Valletta, Regional President & Executive Director, FIS

Angela Yochem, SVP & CIO, Rent-A-Center

Moderator: Robert Lux, EVP & CIO, Freddie Mac

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


4:20 PM - 5:30 PM

Raffle Prizes and Executive Networking Reception


Presenting Partners

  • Rackspace

    Rackspace, the #1 managed cloud company, helps businesses tap the power of cloud computing without the complexity and cost of managing it on their own. Rackspace engineers deliver specialized expertise, easy-to-use tools, and Fanatical Support® for leading technologies developed by AWS, Google, Microsoft, OpenStack, VMware and others. The company serves customers in 150 countries, including more than half of the FORTUNE 100. Rackspace is a leader in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure Managed Service Providers, Worldwide, and has been honored by Fortune, Forbes and others as one of the best companies to work for.

    http://www.rackspace.com

Gold 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
  • 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
  • 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

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

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

  • Diversified Search

    Diversified Search is one of the top ten executive search firms in the United States. With experienced consultants, a proven track record and global reach, we are uniquely qualified to give your organization the leaders necessary to meet the challenges in your ever-changing market. For over 35 years, Diversified Search has been identifying and assessing outstanding executives and placing them in senior leadership and board roles across a broad range of industries. We approach search differently than others. Throughout our history, we have always sought leaders that not only have strong character and credentials, but also those with different perspectives and views. We use the power of this perspective to help guide your company beyond the expected. In fact, when you work with us, you can be assured that we will uncover high-potential standout candidates with fresh views. Because the opportunity for greatness is often found in unexpected places. Visit diversifiedsearch.com for more information.

  • 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

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

  • Philadelphia Chapter of SIM

    The Society for Information Management (SIM) is comprised of Senior Technology Leaders with the common goals of networking, professional development and community involvement. The SIM Philadelphia Chapter is composed of over 250 active members from the area and is part of the national SIM network consisting of 5,000 members. We work together to share and enhance our rich experience for the benefit of our members, organizations and communities. Our core mission is to bring together Technology and Business Leaders to network, share information, collaborate, and give back to the community. The philanthropic organization, Philadelphia Philanthropic Society for Information Management Foundation Inc.(PHSIM), is the sister organization to the Philadelphia chapter, which concentrates on organizing charitable activities for the technology community. PHSIM raises money to provide scholarships to local college students and provides funding to teen computer camps run by other non-profit organizations. PHISIM and SIM Philadelphia work together to run several events and raise funds in order to inspire younger generations to become leaders in information technology. SIM Philadelphia is the premier society for IT professionals and thought leaders. Our value is delivered through multiple networking opportunities, and events, along with education through gatherings, workshops, and forums where practitioners, academics, and consultants collaborate, share knowledge, and experiences. The chapter is proud of its work to improve the community and provide a collaborative, high quality, and enriching environment for members.

Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia

10 Ave Of The Arts
Philadelphia, PA

Room rate is $319/night. This rate expires on October 9, 2017.

To book a room, please call 1-800-542-8680 and mention the HMG Strategy Room Block or click here and enter code HMHHMHA.

The CIO Executive Leadership Summit is created for CIOs/IT leaders. It also has strong appeal to leaders interested in better positioning their organizations and themselves for what's ahead in business and to achieve the greatest benefits through the use of information technology. 

To ensure a high quality environment and to maximize the networking experience, all attendees must be:
  • Employed C-Level executives (non-vendor) or equivalent, CIOs, Direct Reports of CIOs, or Senior Most IT Professional in an organization with $200M or greater revenue, or from not-for-profit or government organizations with comparable size

    - OR - 
     
  • Full time academicians

If you meet the criteria above, there is no fee to attend.

All registration requests will be reviewed and approved based upon above stated criteria.

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

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