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

Event Highlights

Reimagining the Enterprise in the Next Era of the Digital Age

Digital disruption is ushering a new wave of business model innovations. Because digital transformation is a journey, the CIO and other members of the C-suite must recognize that new technologies and emerging innovations represent continual change. As technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence and hyper-convergence offer new ways for doing business, the CIO is uniquely positioned to deliver bold, game-changing leadership, engender transformational innovation, and steer the enterprise into the next era of digital business. 

The leadership traits and skills required by technology leaders to help champion customer-centric efforts will be the focal point of the 2017 Greenwich CIO Executive Leadership Summit.


  • Roota Almeida
    Head of Information Security
    Delta Dental of NJ and CT

    Roota Almeida is a dynamic senior IT Executive responsible for successful implementation of information security, risk and compliance systems and strategies across multiple industries with global operations.  Currently, she is the Head of Information Security at Delta Dental of NJ and CT, leading the development and implementation of enterprise-wide information security strategy, policies, risk assessments and controls.

    Prior to Delta Dental, Roota was the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Covanta Holdings Corp., a leader in Energy-from-Waste. As a CISO she led all aspects of Information security and risk, including global information security awareness programs, policies, business continuity and incident response teams.

    Roota has over 15 years of direct experience in establishing and maintaining global security strategies, architectures, standards, and compliance while driving the necessary cultural changes to affect measurable improvements in the organizations’ security posture.  Roota is a recognized thought leader in the industry and serves as a Co-Chair for Evanta’s NJ CxO Summits and Advisory Board Member for HMG’s CIO and CSO Summits. She is also a Governing Body Member for various other technology conferences. She is a frequent speaker at various conferences such as MIT’s CIO Symposium, HMG’s CIO Summit of America. Her in-depth experience and expertise in the field of Information Security and Risk Management can be measured by the various articles, eBooks, interviews and podcasts she has to her credit.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Ajoy Kumar
    Business Information Security Officer
    The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation

  • 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.

     

     

Print October 19, 2017, 7 AM-6 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, Corporate CIO & Enterprise Enablement Strategy, XL Catlin and President, Fairfield/Westchester SIM Chapter

Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy


8:30 AM - 9:30 AM  

OPENING EXECUTIVE KEYNOTE:  The Speed of Trust™ 

Stephen M. R. Covey, author of the bestselling book, The Speed of Trust™ 

The Speed of Trust™ challenges our age-old assumption that trust is merely a soft, social virtue and instead demonstrates that trust is a hard-edged, economic driver—a learnable and measurable skill that makes organizations more profitable, people more promotable, and relationships more energizing. You'll discover the powerful principles from the book, The Speed of Trust™ and learn about the 4 Cores of Credibility™ the 13 Behaviors of High Trust™ leaders, as well as measuring Trust Taxes™ and Trust Dividends™ within your team or organization. Stephen emphasizes that nothing is as fast as the speed of trust and that the ability to establish, grow, extend, and restore trust with all stakeholders is the critical leadership competency of the new global economy. 

Stephen M. R. Covey, author of the bestselling book, The Speed of Trust™ (and son of Stephen R. Covey, author of 7 habits of Highly Effective People™) is a sought-after and compelling motivational keynote speaker and advisor on trust, leadership, ethics, and high performance.

This dynamic presentation will go beyond a dialogue of trust as a soft social virtue, and give leaders a greater vision of trust as a measurable, strategic advantage in all facets of life and work.


9:30 AM - 10:00 AM  

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


10:00 AM - 10:40 AM  

EXECUTIVE KEYNOTE:  Presenting Partner


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

Hugo Fueglein, Managing Director, Diversified Search

Jeanette Horan, Former IBM Executive and Experienced Board Member

Additional panelists are being confirmed.

This blended panel of practitioners and search executives 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 and 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 can shine.


BREAKOUT SESSION 2:  New Technologies - Driving Speed to Market and a Competitive Edge

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.


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  

BREAKOUT SESSION 3: Balancing Agility, Innovation, & Security

Roota Almeida, Head of Information Security, Delta Dental of NJ and CT

Ajoy Kumar, Business Information Security Officer, The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation

Additional panelists are being confirmed.

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:  VC Insights & Disruptive Start-Ups: New Technology Impacts

The epicenter of innovation stems from VC backed start-ups. From an inside perspective of both venture capital investors and start up founders, this panel will share what new technologies are disrupting the digital landscape and creating unprecedented value. Since speed determines success, discover what technologies you should be incorporating into your digital roadmap to gain a competitive edge.


2:00 PM - 2:30 PM  

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


2:30 PM - 2:50 PM  

EXECUTIVE BRIEFING:  Harnessing the Power of Emerging Technologies

Mike Giresi, CIO, Royal Caribbean Cruises

Many companies fail at turning emerging technologies into real value. However, the ability to successfully leverage advanced technologies is creating better and enhanced frictionless experiences at Royal Caribbean Cruises. Virtual reality is not only being used to design ships, but also to immerse in the customer interaction and experience before ships are built. Facial recognition is being used to on and off board passengers more quickly. Big data and cognitive insights are creating marketing campaigns to accelerate revenue and customer loyalty. Given Mike’s experiences, learn how you can successfully leverage these technologies.


2:50 PM - 3:30 PM  

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Building Business Value from IoT/Analytics/AI/Virtual Reality

Mike Giresi, CIO, Royal Caribbean Cruises

Additional panelists are being confirmed.

IoT, big data, artificial intelligence and virtual reality hold the promise to transform businesses, industry and society. But business leaders need to balance long term promise with short term results. This panel will share how they are leveraging these technologies to cut costs, drive speed to market, create new customer experiences and a competitive edge.


3:30 PM - 4:00 PM  

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


4:00 PM - 4:40 PM  

CLOSING EXECUTIVE KEYNOTE:  Building a Culture of Innovation the Amazon Way

John Rossman, Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal, Former Director of Enterprise Services, Amazon

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


4:40 PM - 5:00 PM  

Raffle Prize Drawings


5:00 PM - 6:00 PM   

Executive Networking Reception




























































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/
  • 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.

    http://www.neudesic.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

  • 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.

    http://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.russelreynolds.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.

    http://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.

  • Greylock Partners

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

  • Amplify Partners

    Amplify Partners, an early-stage venture capital firm committed to redefining IT infrastructure, invests in technical entrepreneurs pursuing the multi-hundred-billion dollar Infrastructure 2.0 disruption. Amplify helps talented founders build valuable businesses by investing the right amount of early-stage capital and providing active company-building assistance. Amplify offers the unique combination of deep domain expertise, early-stage focus and a network of Venture AmplifiersTM to improve outcomes for infrastructure entrepreneurs.

  • Sequoia Capital

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

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/

Hyatt Regency Greenwich

1800 East Putnam Avenue
Old Greenwich, CT

Registration will be open approximately 3 months prior to the summit. 

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

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

    - OR - 
     
  • Full time academicians

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

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

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

Special Needs 
We fully support the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you require special assistance of any kind, please call us at (203) 221-2702 or email us at registrar@hmgstrategy.com.



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