Upcoming Summits

2017 Greenwich CIO Executive Leadership Summit

Hyatt Regency Greenwich, Old Greenwich, CT


  • "HMG summits are always well-run with excellent agendas and top IT leaders from the area in attendance. I especially value the networking that allows me to maintain and strengthen relationships through interacting with a broad set of peers."

    Michael Del Priore
    SVP & CIO
    Catalent Pharma Solutions

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 Greenwich CIO Executive Leadership Summit.


  • Yuri Aguiar
    Director of Innovation and Transformation
    The Ogilvy Group

    Yuri Aguiar is the Director of Innovation and Transformation at The Ogilvy Group and, prior to that, he was the Strategic Portfolio Director on the leadership team at WPP Coretech.

    Yuri has been a CIO, CTO and Director of Worldwide Technology Operations over his 18-year stint as a Global Leader in business technology. He prides himself in leading small efficient teams of independent thinkers that challenge the status quo. Currently studying for his Masters in Digital Marketing, Yuri uses his downtime on a flight simulator hoping to make it real someday.

    His love for music continues to find expression outside of work. Yuri has helped organize charity concerts for Breast Cancer, US Veterans and for victims of the tsunami in Japan - often playing with the band.

    He religiously follows his own business motto that “Good execution eats strategy for lunch.”

     

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Larry Bonfante
    Founder & CEO
    CIO Bench Coach, LLC

    Larry Bonfante has held executive leadership positions over the past 35 years in the Financial, Pharmaceutical, Not for Profit, Consulting, and Sports and Entertainment industries. He has received numerous industry accolades including being nominated for the CIO Hall of Fame, being named as one of CIO Magazine’s CIO 100 and one of Computerworld’s Premier 100 IT Leaders. As Chief Information Officer at the United States Tennis Association, Larry’s team was responsible for all information technology related services supporting the US Open, the most highly attended annual sporting event in the world. Larry is the founder of CIO Bench Coach, LLC and has served as executive coach and trusted business adviser to executives at some of the largest and most prestigious companies in the world helping them transform their technology function, attract, develop and retain key leaders, turn talented individuals into high performing teams, change their organizational culture, leverage diversity as a strategic asset, and build board and C-Level relationships. He is also the author of the book “Lessons in IT Transformation” published by John Wiley & Sons and writes a leadership blog for CIO Insight. He has served as both President and Chairman of the Fairfield-Westchester chapter of SIM and is a founding member of the CIO Executive Council. Larry has been a guest lecturer for the Masters’ Degree programs at Columbia University, NYU, and Polytechnic Institute and is an accomplished public speaker who has delivered keynote presentations at major industry conferences on four continents.

    Larry can be reached at Larry@CIOBenchCoach.com

    You can learn more about his executive coaching practice at www.CIOBenchCoach.com

     

  • 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.

  • Nicholas Colisto
    SVP & CIO
    Xylem Inc.

    Nicholas Colisto is responsible for ensuring that Xylem’s information technology (IT) strategy and staffing support Xylem’s global business. He oversees the company’s integrated systems management as well as the implementation of its technological strategy to increase information accessibility. Prior to joining Xylem, he served in executive IT positions at Hovnanian Enterprises and was subsequently appointed to Vice President and CIO. Mr. Colisto was also an Executive Director of IT at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals. Earlier in his career, he served in a number of IT positions at Priceline.com, Hyperion Solutions, Pepsi-Cola and Bayer.

    Mr. Colisto is the author of The CIO Playbook: Strategies and Best Practices for IT Leaders to Deliver Value. He serves on the academic advisory board at Rutgers University in New Jersey and formerly served on the foundation board of trustees for Bayshore Community Hospital, part of the Meridian Health Network.
     
    Mr. Colisto graduated from Pace University in New York with both a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems and a Master of Science in Information Systems.
     

  • Jason Cooper
    Owner and Managing Director
    JGC LLC

    Mr. Cooper is the owner and managing director of his own analytics consulting firm – JGC LLC.  Jason is a 20+year data and analytics professional and seasoned business executive specializing in analytics and informatics covering for-profit, nonprofit and government domains, including senior leadership roles at Blue Cross Blue Shield plans, Cigna and CVS Health, as well as experience with advanced NIOSH, NASA, DOD and other software systems. He is a well-published author, experienced public speaker and prior funded researcher.  Additionally, Jason is a member of the International Institute for Analytics, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, the Healthcare Financial Management Association and Sentrian’s Advisory Board.  He holds Masters Degrees in Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering.

     

  • Sean Cross
    Founder, CEO & Managing Director
    Silicon Alley Advisers

    Sean brings to Silicon Alley Advisers deep digital expertise in commerce, advertising and revenue growth, with over 25 years of senior management experience working with start-ups and top Fortune 100 companies centered in the technology, media, private/growth equity and venture communities. He is a proven business and technology strategist and marketer who has worked with companies in capital raising, M&A, sales, branding and advertising, product development and business partnership development, partnering with companies such as Google, Newscorp, Samsung, YouTube and Bank of America.

    Sean is also a partner at Eaglepoint Advisors, in partnership with Kurt Salmon, a 75-year-old global management consulting firm with over 1,600 professionals. Working with middle-market companies and their constituencies our partners are seasoned CEOs who have delivered dramatic business model transformation, even in messy, complex situations where fast, incisive change is required for clients such as Goldman Sachs, Cerberus Capital, Blackstone Group, Credit Suisse and The Oppenheimer Funds.

    Prior to starting Silicon Alley Advisers, Sean was a Managing Director at a boutique investment bank in New York City and also served as a Senior Partner at MediaLink LLC, as the Head of the Private Equity, Restructuring & Investment Advisory Practice, providing critical counsel and strategic direction focused broadly on the Media, Entertainment, Information and Technology industries.

    Prior to joining MediaLink, Mr. Cross served as the Executive Vice President and Operations Officer for iAmplify, where he led the company through substantial growth and three rounds of funding, before exit. Prior to iAmplify, he led the strategic technical initiatives for the sales, marketing, editorial, publicity and international divisions for Newscorp / HarperCollins Publishers. In addition, he drove technical distribution initiatives for clients such as Scholastic Books, including the Harry Potter book series. Mr. Cross began his career founding and running a tech consulting company in Los Angeles, owned and operated restaurants in New York, then returned to strategic consulting founding and building a firm with clients such as Bear Sterns, Sanwa Bank/UBJ and INET/Instinet (Reuter's).

    An active speaker and moderator at conferences, he makes select investments in early stage companies. He runs the Founders Roundtable in NY and serves on boards and advisory boards of several companies including: BluSapphire, Secured Worldwide / American Diamond Mint, BlackRidge Technologies, Social Life Management, AllWork, Gimbal, NanoVapor, Klickly, Pando Networks, PageDaily, Proclivity Media, Streamworks, OneClique, Shustir, Launchpad Learning, CrazySexyWellness and CrazySexyCancer.

    Sean lives on the water in CT with his wife Marla and three children and enjoys sailing, tennis, skiing, soccer, surfing, mountain climbing, martial arts, kayaking and jumping out of planes. Sean has a BS in Information Systems and Computer Science from the University of California, Irvine. 

  • Greg Fell
    Chief Operating Officer
    Gama Aviation

  • Ursuline Foley
    Managing Director & Corporate Platform Officer
    XL Group

    Ursuline is Senior Vice President and Global Chief Information Officer of XL Catlin. She is responsible for all information systems strategy, support and operations for Reinsurance and Enterprise Corporate Applications. Since joining the Company in 1990, she has held a variety of positions related to technology management and during that time and was also based in Bermuda for almost 4 years. Ursuline reports to the CIO of XL and is a member of the Management Team in XL Reinsurance and XL which is responsible for aligning all XL I.T. strategy and budget against the XL business plans. In her role as XLRe CIO, Ursuline has traveled to various locations globally, managing and supporting diverse teams across Asia Pac, Latin America, U.S., Canada, Europe, Bermuda. For many years she has been responsible for implementing global business solutions, integrating both local and global business processes/governance, that need to meet local market and regulatory needs as well as meet the global needs of XL. She also serves, as well as attends, on a number of industry committees both at home and abroad. Ms. Foley has participated in various reinsurance industry technology and e-commerce initiatives for many years including co-chair of the reinsurance task group (TG 7) of Disa, ACORD Standards Committee and RAA I.T. Committee. She has served on the ACORD Advisory Board for a number of years. Ms. Foley has over 25 years of information technology experience, of which over 20 years were spent serving the reinsurance industry. Under her leadership, XLRe was recognized by Information Week in 2009 for being in the top 250 companies for technology innovation. During 2007 Ms Foley was recognized as one of the seven Technology Stars nationally by Tech Decisions and recognized as one of the Influential women in insurance by Insurance Networking News. Prior to joining XL, Ms. Foley was employed by Guy Carpenter New York as applications manager responsible for their domestic and international underwriting and accounting systems. Ursuline was raised in Ireland and holds a Bachelor of Science and Diploma in Education from University College Cork, Ireland and also a Masters of Science from Pace University, New York. She completed the CIO Leadership development program held jointly by the Concours Group and Babson University.

  • 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

  • Dan Greer
    Director of Systems Engineering
    ExtraHop

    Dan Greer is the Director of Systems Engineering at ExtraHop, an IT security and analytics company.  Dan is a long-time member of the ExtraHop team and is responsible for hiring and training the Systems Engineering team in the Eastern Region.  Dan leads the NE SE team, drawing on his 25 years of experience in IT.  Dan has worked at large enterprise companies, such as Lucent and Juniper, as well as many local Massachusetts startups.

  • 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. 

     

  • Dr. Jonathan Hill
    Dean, Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems
    Pace University

  • Jeanette Horan
    Former IBM Executive
    Experienced Board Member

    Jeanette Horan currently serves on the boards of Wolters Kluwer, Nokia, and West Corp. Wolters Kluwer is a global company that provides information, software, and services to legal, business, tax, accounting, finance, audit, risk, compliance, and healthcare professionals. West Corp is a technology enabled telecommunications services provider. Nokia is a global leader in creating the technologies at the heart of our connected world.

    Ms. Horan retired from IBM in July 2015 after 17 years with the company. Her most recent role was Managing Director for the Bank of America account. In this role she was responsible for IBM’s business with the Bank, bringing IBM innovations to help the Bank in their ongoing transformation.  

    Previously Ms. Horan was the Chief Information Officer of IBM where she led the development and implementation of a technology strategy in close partnership with the business. Her emphasis was on the confluence of social, mobile, cloud and analytics; and how to use these technologies securely to personalize and enhance employee and client experiences. Ms. Horan led the implementation of a comprehensive cybersecurity program for IBM bringing technology, policy and education together to safeguard IBM assets.

    Ms. Horan has extensive experience in the technology industry with leadership roles in software product development and business strategy.

    A native of the United Kingdom, Ms. Horan earned a bachelors degree in Mathematics from the University of London and an MBA from Boston University.

  • Rhona Kannon
    Director of Recruiting
    CyberCoders

  • Matthew Lagana
    Chief Information Security Officer
    MBIA

    Matt Lagana is an IT Director and Chief Information Security Officer for MBIA, Inc and serves as chair of MBIA’s Enterprise Security Council. His responsibilities include protection of MBIA’s network and computing infrastructure – including cyber, mobile computing, security policy, regulatory compliance, planning and architecture. Mr. Lagana’s twenty year career began with Avon Products, where he held several security positions of increasing responsibility leading to managing the company’s Global Information Protection practice. In 2001, he joined MBIA as the firm’s first Chief Information Security Officer. Matt has subject matter expertise in Information Security and Risk Management, Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery, Corporate Governance, Operational Risk, Audit / Compliance, and Technology Infrastructure and Operations. Matt has wide-ranging experience in building strong internal control frameworks and aligning them with organizational needs and requirements. He has had a keen focus in the area of Cybersecurity and creating multi-tiered Security Architectures, including being an early champion and adapter of next generation ‘behavioral’ based security technologies. Mr. Lagana is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) since 2002 and is an active member of both the International Information Security Consortium and Computer Security Institute. He also holds a Master’s degree in Management & Systems from NYU with a concentration in Strategy and Leadership.

  • Beverly Lieberman
    President
    Halbrecht Lieberman Associates

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Lesley Ma
    Global CIO, Cadillac
    General Motors

  • Israel Martinez
    Chairman Global Manufacturing ISAO & CEO
    Axon Global

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

  • Tom McCurley
    CIO
    The Chefs Warehouse

     

  • 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.

     

     

  • Andy Palmer
    Co-Founder & CEO
    Tamr

    Andy Palmer is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor who has helped start, fund or found 55+ innovative companies in technology, healthcare and the life sciences, including pioneering big data analytics company Vertica Systems (acquired by HP). 

    Andy’s current focus is Tamr, Inc., a company that he co-founded with Turing Award winner Michael Stonebraker, PhD.  Andy also serves as a Research Affiliate at MIT CSAIL. In 2010 Andy founded Koa Labs, a seed-stage investment fund and co-working space in Harvard Square. Prior to Koa Labs Andy served as the Global Head of Software and Data Engineering at the Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research and as a member of the core start-up team and Chief Information Officer at Infinity Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: INFI). Previously, he held positions at innovative technology companies Bowstreet, pcOrder.com and Trilogy.

    Andy graduated from Bowdoin College in 1988 and from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth in 1994.

     

  • Nicholas Parrotta
    Chief Digital & Information Officer
    Harman International

    Nick Parrotta is Chief Digital and Information Officer at HARMAN, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

    Nick is responsible for HARMAN’s enterprise-wide strategy and the execution around digital and IT endeavors. He works closely with the Connected Car, Lifestyle, Professional Solutions and Connected Services divisions and leadership teams to optimize HARMAN’s technology capabilities, particularly related to end user experience, data and analytics, agile service delivery and cyber security practices. Nick reports to President and Chief Executive Officer Dinesh Paliwal.

    Nick joined HARMAN in 2017. With more than 20 years of business and IT experience, Nick has driven the IT approach and execution of digital solutions that have enabled business transformation, integration and profitable growth for multiple billion-dollar organizations, including General Electric Company (NYSE:GE), Kaiser Permanente, International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) and PwC. At GE, he served as chief information officer for GE Power Conversion, where he led the strategic execution, digital innovation, operational excellence and talent development efforts. Within GE, he also held successive digital IT leadership roles with GE Power headquarters, GE Renewable Energy, GE Aero Energy and GE Distributed Power.

    Nick earned a Bachelor of Arts from St. John Fisher College in Rochester, N.Y. and has an MBA from Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Anna Ransley
    Vice President, Global Information Services
    Heineken

    Anna Ransley is a strategic and multidisciplinary technology executive serving as a CIO at Heineken USA. This multi-faceted role consists developing and executing an ambitious technology strategy for a very progressive organization by championing leading edge digital efforts as well as rebuilding core back-office systems to modernize the workplace.


    Her extensive experience of setting and achieving business strategies by innovative application of technical solutions and re-engineering, ranges from implementing ERP and CRM Systems, leveraging big data and predictive analytics to uncover revenue generating insights to leading cross-functional teams in large organizational transformations.

    Anna is an accomplished practitioner with career highlights that include leading a large international data and business intelligence organization at Boerhinger Ingelheim – a global Fortune 500 Pharmaceutical, heading an end-to-end development practice at Connolly, Inc – an audit recovery firm, running departments responsible for global integration, data warehousing, data architecture, and master data management at Hyperion Solutions - a leading Software company acquired by Oracle, and consulting assignments at Keane that exposed her to a number of fortune 100 companies and industries to frame her perspective.

    Anna has a special interest in transforming teams into business differentiating partners, and believes that one of the easiest ways of accomplishing that is through developing organizational talent that has both depth in technology and business drivers to take advantage of rapidly changing landscape of technological advances.




  • Andres Sadler
    CEO Global Business Services
    Wolters Kluwer

  • Brian Shield
    VP, IT
    Boston Red Sox

    Brian Shield is responsible for technology for the Boston Red Sox and Fenway Sports Management.  He leads the technology team on all phases of the Red Sox strategy from creating a compelling fan experience to enabling an effective front office and baseball operations environment. Shield was named ‘Georgia CIO of the Year’ in 2005, his work in television was recognized with a Technology ‘Emmy’ Award in 2006, and his leadership and commitment to Georgia’s business-technology community was recognized in 2012 when he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Georgia CIO Leadership Association (GCLA). Prior to joining the Red Sox, Shield was CEO of Shield Consulting Group, LLC, where he assisted companies with their strategic decisions regarding technology direction, digital media and IT strategy and leadership.  Prior to starting his own company, Shield served as the EVP and CIO of The Weather Channel where for 14 years he oversaw all technology, including weather.com, mobility, weather systems, broadcast television and IT.  Prior to joining The Weather Channel, Shield served as CIO of FTD, Inc. in Chicago, where he was responsible for all IT including their global network reaching more than 125 countries. Preceding his tenure at FTD, he was CTO at the investment firm of Scudder, Stevens & Clark and formerly with Wang Laboratories. Shield completed his education at Bentley College in Waltham, MA where he majored in Computer Information Systems while minoring in Management and Accounting.  

  • Ed Soo Hoo
    Data Center Evangelist
    Lenovo

    Ed Soo Hoo is a Lenovo's Data Center evangelist and a change agent, catalyst, & asymmetric thinker who crosses the intellectual and practical boundaries of business and technology. Ed has more than 25 years of experience in High Tech including roles at Lenovo, Oracle, HP, and Unisys all focused on helping accelerate customers time to value.

  • Stephen Spagnuolo
    Managing Director, CyberSecurity Recruitment & Leadership Advisory Practice
    ZRG Partners, LLC

    Stephen Spagnuolo leads the CyberSecurity Leadership Recruitment & Advisory Practice for ZRG Partners, a global executive search firm that embraces data and analytics to underscore the hiring process. He recruits senior and next-level-down security leaders on behalf of a wide-ranging client base, from leading global investment banks to pre-funded emerging growth companies to a cadre of consultancies of all sizes. Away from recruiting, he works with clients around assessing and developing their security team’s successor leader bench...often deploying one or several cyber luminaries from a cohort of veteran digital security operator-thought leaders he’s established.  A graduate of the US Naval Academy, he formerly deployed to multiple overseas contingencies as a Marine Corps infantry officer.

    ZRG Partners is a mid-sized global executive search and leadership advisory firm that deploys analytics to enhance hiring decision-making.  For the second year running, ZRG Partners has been designated by Hunt Scanlon Media as the search industry’s fastest growing search firm.

  • John Summers
    VP & GM Enterprise Business
    Akamai

    John leads Akamai’s Enterprise Business Unit which is responsible for the creation and sale of products to help enterprises improve employee productivity and security, and undertake the digital transformation of their infrastructure using Akamai’s cloud-based networking and enterprise security services.

    Prior to his current role, John led the development Akamai’s Web Security products which consist of cloud-based web application security and DDoS defense services that leverage Akamai’s unique distributed computing platform to provide a globally distributed layer of security that scales on demand. John is a patent holder on Akamai’s distributed web application firewall technology.

    John joined Akamai to manage the Dynamic Site Acceleration products from 2007 until 2011, during which time that business grew 30 fold.

    Prior to Akamai, John led Managed Security Services businesses at Unisys and at Genuity.

    John holds degrees in physics and computer science from the University of Pennsylvania.  He was a member of the 1980 U.S. Olympic Team and a three time U.S. National Ice Dance Champion.

  • Greg Wooldridge
    Former Commanding Officer - Blue Angels
    John Foley Inc.

    Greg “Boss” Wooldridge is the only commanding officer to lead The Blue Angels for three separate tours. He was first selected because of his demonstrated ability to build teams where communication, trust and teamwork took precedence over rank and status. His heart-driven approach proved a perfect match for the Blue Angel’s culture of excellence, and he was called back to lead 2 more teams through times of difficult transition. Since his success with the Blues, Greg has been inspired to share his methods in order to empower individuals and teams on their journey toward High Performance. From the very start of his career in the Navy, Greg was immersed in the building of great teams. In flight candidate school he learned from the camaraderie of his class, an emotion that elevated individuals by first elevating the performance of the team. Later, acting as a commander of a carrier squadron, Greg discovered that teams which drive toward something greater than themselves unlock an ability to perform at extreme levels. And finally, when he was selected as the commanding officer of the Blue Angels, The Navy’s—and the world’s—premiere flight demonstration squadron, Greg Wooldridge experienced what it was like to take one’s dreams and beliefs on an upward spiral, into the beyond.

  • Dr. Robert Zandoli
    Global CISO
    BUNGE LTD.

    Bob joined BUNGE in February 2015, bringing more than 25 years of experience in Global IT executive leadership to the Global IT Risk and Security organization. Prior to BUNGE, Dr. Zandoli was the Global Chief Information Security Officer at AIG and MetLife. He also has held senior positions leading global technology infrastructure at major financial firms including Bank of America. As Global Chief Information Security Officer at AIG and MetLife he managed the information security programs for their Global enterprises.  Those responsibilities included IT Risk management; security policies, standards and procedures; compliance; threat and vulnerability management; cyber threat intelligence; Security Operations/incident response; Identity and Access Management; forensics; and eDiscovery, as well as Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity. Bob is an active participant in several professional security organizations; has held board positions in many technology industry groups and participates in several industry councils and roundtables as both a panelist and speaker. He has served as an Adjunct Professor at Stevens Institute of Technology, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses. Bob holds a doctorate from Pace University in Information Technology, a MBA from Baruch College and is a Certified Chief Information Security Officer (C|CISO), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC).

Print October 19, 2017, 7:00 AM-6:00 PM
Hyatt Regency Greenwich, Old Greenwich, CT


7:00 AM - 8:00 AM  

Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking


8:00 AM - 8:30 AM  

Welcome and Introduction

Ursuline Foley, Managing Director & Corporate Platform Officer, XL Catlin and President, Fairfield/Westchester SIM Chapter

Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy


8:30 AM - 8:50 AM

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

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

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


8:50 AM - 9:10 AM

EXECUTIVE BRIEFING:  All Transformation is Part Science and Part Sentiment - The Science is Usually Straightforward; The Human Element is Most Definitely Not

Yuri Aguiar, Director of Innovation and Transformation, The Ogilvy Group

How do you articulate a transformation strategy in actionable terms? How do you bring key talent along for the journey and how do you measure success? This short session will cover five critical lessons learned from a Business Transformation - a practical look at what works well and the pitfalls that go with the best intentioned transformation programs.


9:10 AM - 9:30 AM

EXECUTIVE BRIEFING:  Inside How Facebook Reimagined The Enterprise  Why Abandoning Traditional Enterprise Software Helped Facebook Double Employee Productivity

Timothy Campos, Former CIO, Facebook

In 2010 Facebook was a next generation “cloud first” IT organization. Running on the latest cloud based software as a service - Facebook’s IT organization was a pioneering example of how to run IT on the cloud - and it wasn’t good enough. As Facebook’s first CIO, Tim Campos quickly learned that to achieve Facebook’s long term scaling objectives a very different kind of IT was required - from the mission of the organization, to the roles it was comprised of, to the technology strategy employed. Over the next 6 years, Facebook’s Revenue increased by over 20x, its workforce increased by 10x, and profit increased by a whopping 100x. Tim Campos will share how he led the transformation of IT to help achieve these results through changes in culture, leadership, and strategy.


9:30 AM - 10:00 AM  

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


10:00 AM - 10:40 AM  

EXECUTIVE KEYNOTE INTERVIEW:  Taking Cyber Security to the Next Level 

John Summers, VP & GM Enterprise Business, Akamai

Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy, LLC

The purpose of information systems security is to protect assets that matter – data, applications, devices, and users. Yet current cyber security approaches continue to center on networks and perimeters that we know are permeable. Detecting and deflecting cyber-attacks by analyzing network traffic is a needle-in-a-haystack problem with a poor signal to noise ratio and too much data. To compensate, Enterprises implement multiple layers of security controls, but that leads to fragmented controls, complexity and operational overhead. Now, as users, data and applications migrate to the cloud, these problems are compounded because the network is now largely the Internet and no longer under the control of the Enterprise.  It’s time to “move up the stack” and implement asset-level security across the board.  Akamai has operated a secure, high performance overlay infrastructure on the Internet for almost 20 years. Drawing upon Akamai's vast Internet experience and its pioneering approaches to deploying security solutions, John Summers discusses how to secure assets and the business-critical transactions between them, especially cloud-based assets. The challenge for enterprises and their CIOs is to take security to the next level across all their systems as they adopt and evolve to the cloud. 


10:40 AM - 11:10 AM    

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


11:10 AM - 11:50 AM  

BREAKOUT SESSION 1:  The Board of Directors  Landing a Paying Board Position & Shining as a Presenter

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

Greg Fell, Chief Operating Officer, Gama Aviation 

Jeanette Horan, Former IBM Executive, Experienced Board Member 

Moderator: Tom McCurley, CIO, The Chefs Warehouse

This panel will share different perspectives and insights centered around The Boardroom. The conversation will cover: How do you get your first paying board position? From a board member’s perspective, what are best practices for developing relationships, trust, and presenting to the Board of Directors? Additionally, from an independent auditor’s perspective, what is the perception of the IT organization, and how can you and your organization shine?


BREAKOUT SESSION 2:  Leading and Innovating in Uncertain Times

Nicholas Colisto, SVP & CIO, Xylem Inc.

Nicholas Parrotta, Chief Digital & Information Officer, Harman International

Andres Sadler, CEO Global Business Services, Wolters Kluwer

Moderator: Ursuline Foley, Managing Director & Corporate Platform Officer, XL Group

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.


11:50 AM - 12:50 PM  

Luncheon

FWSIM News

Rhona Kannon, Director of Recruiting, CyberCoders


12:50 PM - 1:20 PM  

Dessert Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


1:20 PM - 2:00 PM  

EXECUTIVE KEYNOTE:   The App Economy, IT Transformation, & the Implications of DevOps 

Ed Soo Hoo, Data Center Evangelist, Lenovo

Digital transformation, Consumerization of the Cloud, and the App Economy are forcing foundational changes in how IT approaches the business. Ed Soo Hoo will discuss the transformation changes needed of IT and how customers, with help from Lenovo, are enabling their communities of developers to be more agile in delivering software capabilities which link them more closely to their customers, make their employees more efficient, and better leverage their suppliers and key business partners.


2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


2:30 PM - 3:10 PM  

BREAKOUT SESSION 3:  Balancing Agility, Innovation, & Security

Dan Greer, Director of Systems Engineering, ExtraHop

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

Matthew Lagana, Chief Information Security Officer, MBIA

Dr. Robert Zandoli, Global CISO, BUNGE LTD. 

Moderator: Dr. Jonathan Hill, Dean, Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, Pace University

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.


BREAKOUT SESSION 4:  New Technologies  Driving Speed to Market and a Competitive Edge

Lesley Ma, Global CIO, Cadillac, General Motors

Andy Palmer, Co-Founder & CEO, Tamr

Anna Ransley, Vice President, Global Information Services, Heineken

Moderator: Sean Cross, Founder, CEO & Managing Director, Silicon Alley Advisers 

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


3:10 PM - 3:30 PM  

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


3:30 PM - 4:10 PM

BREAKOUT SESSION 5:  The View on the New Presidential Administration

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

Israel Martinez has worked with multiple U.S. Presidential Administrations, including his involvement on President Trump’s 100-Day Team. During this executive briefing, Israel will share his perspective on the high-level direction of the Trump Administration in critical areas such as cyber security and policy making as it pertains to both the public and private sectors.


BREAKOUT SESSION 6:  Beyond Leadership – What Makes a Technology Executive Successful

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

Hugo Fueglein, Managing Director, Diversified Search

Beverly Lieberman, President, Halbrecht Lieberman Associates

Mark Polansky, Sr. Partner, CIO/IT Officers Practice, Korn Ferry

Stephen Spagnuolo, Managing Director, CyberSecurity Recruitment & Leadership Advisory Practice, ZRG Partners, LLC

Moderator: Larry Bonfante, Founder & CEO, CIO Bench Coach, 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.


BREAKOUT SESSION 7:  Insights and Analytics in Human Performance and Sports

Jason Cooper, Owner and Managing Director, JGC LLC

Brian Shield, VP, IT, Boston Red Sox

Moderator: Greg Fell, Chief Operating Officer, Gama Aviation

Today’s business leaders realize that data analytics is driving every critical decision into the future. Join this session where two such business leaders will share how data and analytics are improving healthcare and accelerating or enabling healing in sports performance.


4:10 PM - 4:20 PM  

Transition Break


4:20 PM - 5:00 PM  

CLOSING EXECUTIVE KEYNOTE:  High Performance Leadership

Greg Wooldridge, Former Commanding Officer - Blue Angels, John Foley Inc.

The Blue Angels, known as the best in the aerobatic world, thrive in an environment fraught with the challenges of constant change. Greg Wooldridge, the only three time leader, will take us through the critical processes and mindset his teams used and present the opportunity to elevate your leadership and build a culture of excellence. Buckle up and explore with "The Boss"!


5:00 PM - 6:00 PM   

Raffle Prize Drawings & Executive Networking Reception

Featured entertainment will be the exciting band, Cobert Operations.

The individual members making up Cobert Operations are a super talented group of musicians who have individually worked, performed, or recorded with a Who’s Who list of major musical legends such as John Lennon, John Denver, Willie Nelson, Dionne Warwick, Carly Simon, Bob Dylan, Ray Charles, Keith Richards, Gladys Knight, James Taylor, Donna Summer, and many other great names. The band plays a selection of powerful, exciting music by artists such as Steely Dan, Elton John, Blood Sweat and Tears, the Stones, The Beatles, Sam Cooke, Chicago and many others. 



Presenting Partners

  • Akamai

    As the world’s largest and most trusted cloud delivery platform, Akamai makes it easier for its customers to provide the best and most secure digital experiences on any device, anytime, anywhere. Akamai’s massively distributed platform is unparalleled in scale with over 200,000 servers across 130 countries, giving customers superior performance and threat protection. Akamai’s portfolio of web and mobile performance, cloud security, enterprise access, and video delivery solutions are supported by exceptional customer service and 24/7 monitoring.

  • Lenovo Intel

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

Platinum Partners

  • ExtraHop

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

    https://www.extrahop.com/
  • Tamr

    Tamr simplifies and automates data preparation for procurement analytics, customer data integration and other business problems, so organizations can get to business insights faster. The Tamr platform combines human insight with machine learning algorithms to unify and prepare data across data silos for analytics. Tamr customers include Amgen, Biogen Idec, Cinch, GE, Merck, Novartis, Roche, Siemens, Thomson Reuters and Toyota. Based in Cambridge, Mass., Tamr was founded in 2013 by database industry veterans Andy Palmer, Mike Stonebraker and Ihab Ilyas with George Beskales, Daniel Bruckner and Alex Pagan.

    https://www.tamr.com

Gold Partners

  • Apptio

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

    http://www.apptio.com
  • 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
  • Ernst & Young

    As better-connected consultants, we help our clients navigate the Transformative Age. We do this by connecting the talents, creativity and experience of our entire organization and alliances. This enables us to ask the better questions and find answers to some of the world’s toughest challenges and build a better working world.

    https://consulting.ey.com/
  • Fuze

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

    https://www.fuze.com
  • Neudesic

    Neudesic is the trusted technology partner in business innovation, delivering impactful business results to clients through digital modernization and evolution. Our consultants bring business and technology expertise together, offering a wide range of cloud and data-driven solutions, including: custom application development, comprehensive managed services, and business software products. Founded in 2002, Neudesic is a privately held company headquartered in Irvine, California, and is celebrating its 15th Anniversary in 2017.

    https://www.neudesic.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
  • 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

  • Newtek Business Services Corp.

    Since 1999, Newtek has provided state-of-the-art, cost-efficient products and services to over 100,000 SMB accounts across all 50 states to help them grow their sales, control their expenses and reduce their risk. Newtek’s products and services include: Business Lending, Electronic Payment Processing, Managed Technology Solutions (Cloud Computing), eCommerce, Accounts Receivable Financing, The Secure Gateway, Insurance Services, Web Services, Data Backup, Storage and Payroll.

Lunch Partners

  • Benchmark IT

    Where High Tech > Meets High Touch Benchmark IT was established in 2007 by an experienced team of senior recruiters who saw the need for an IT staffing firm dedicated to ethics, precision and personalized service. Benchmark IT has become the highly regarded technology talent resource in the Tri-State area and a trusted partner among Fortune-ranked companies and middle-market, start-up and growth-phase firms. Benchmark IT works with the best and most diverse technology talent in the industry. As a leader in the industry, we take enormous pride in bringing this talent to our clients, always with the highest standards and our trademark high-touch approach.

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

  • Lightspeed Venture Partners

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

    http://lsvp.com
  • Greylock Partners

    Greylock Partners backs entrepreneurs who are building disruptive, market-transforming consumer and enterprise software companies. We invest in companies that define new markets, including Airbnb, AppDynamics, Cloudera, Docker, Dropbox, Facebook (Nasdaq: FB), LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD), Medium, Nextdoor, Palo Alto Networks (NYSE: PANW) and Workday (NYSE: WDAY).

    http://www.greylock.com
  • 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
  • Sequoia Capital

    Sequoia is a venture firm with a 40+ year track record of partnering with daring entrepreneurs. Founded in 1972, we’ve been early business partners with many of technology’s biggest companies (Apple, Google, Oracle, Cisco, and more) along with many emerging leaders (WhatsApp, Palo Alto Networks, ServiceNow, FireEye, LinkedIn, Dropbox, Airbnb, etc).

    https://www.sequoiacap.com

Association Partners

  • SIM Fairfield/Westchester

    The Society for Information Management (SIM) is the premier network for IT leaders, comprised of over 3600 members, including CIOs, prominent academicians, consultants, other senior-level IT leaders, and vendors. SIM is a community of thought leaders who share experiences and rich intellectual capital that is applied for the future direction of IT. The Fairfield/Westchester Chapter of SIM is the area's fastest growing not-for-profit organization of IT leaders. Started in 2000, the Chapter now boasts more than 200 members. Fairfield/Westchester SIM connects the area's premier IT leaders - for business solution exchange, professional development, and timely education. The Chapter, working closely with SIM International, fosters management education, best practices and sharing IT leaders working in the region. We achieve this through periodic meetings, dinners, conferences and company sponsored visits and tours.

    http://www.fwsim.org/

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