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2018 Global Innovation Summit

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Rosewood Sand Hill, Menlo Park, CA


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 she or 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 2018 Global Innovation Summit.


  • Salim Ali
    CEO
    Loyakk

    Salim is the CEO of Loyakk (loyakk.io) and a frequent speaker on Blockchain and its impact on Enterprises. Loyakk is melding the two distinct worlds of Blockchain and Enterprise Applications with focus on enabling new decentralized business models for Enterprises. Salim's broader experience spans Blockchain (since 2015), Enterprise Applications (CRM, ERP), Big Data Platforms (SAP HANA), replication/backup and systems management applications. Before Loyakk, Salim was Group Vice President, Marketing at SAP with revenue KPIs of $1.2B and led the creation of SAP's Digital Business. His functional experience across SAP, Veritas, Tibco, Network Equipment Technologies and startups includes Marketing, Product Management, Field Enablement and Partner Development while driving multi-route market coverage via Direct Sales to Tele to Enterprise App Store to Channel/OEM/Partners. Salim has MBA from The Kellogg School at Northwestern, and an MS in Computer Science. Salim can be reached at salim.ali@loyakk.com

  • Ashwin Ballal, Ph.D.
    CIO
    Medallia

    Dr. Ashwin Ballal has been Chief Information Officer at Medallia since 2016. Previously, Dr. Ballal was Vice President and Chief Information Officer for KLA-Tencor from 2009-2016, President and Managing Director for KLA-Tencor India from 2007-2009 and General Manager for the Macro Inspection division for KLA-Tencor in Milipitas, CA from 2005-2007.

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

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

  • Timothy Campos
    CEO
    Stealth Mode Startup Company

    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.

  • Bob Concannon
    Senior Client Partner, CIO/IT Officers Practice
    Korn Ferry

    Bob Concannon is a Senior Client Partner within the San Francisco office of Korn Ferry. He is a member of the Firm’s Global Technology Market. Mr. Concannon brings to Korn/Ferry over 10 years of technology executive search experience, leading numerous CIO and CTO searches across industries. He also serves on Korn/Ferry's Information Technology Officers Center of Expertise. Furthermore, Mr. Concannon leads searches in the software and IT communities on assignments for clients in the areas of cloud, mobility and enterprise software. Venture capitalists and private equity firms look to his expertise around helping Internet startups migrate to the next executive level as they receive their post Series B and C funding rounds.

    Prior to his current position, Mr. Concannon served as the managing director of another global executive search firm, leading the technology practice, U.S. Additionally, he led the firm’s global technology vertical for seven years, coordinating worldwide search activity in the technology sector with Fortune 100 top accounts. Previously, Mr. Concannon served in sales and marketing roles for both Pioneer Electronics and Sony Corporation. Mr. Concannon served the Internet industry from its early inception in the 90s by working with then unknown startups Netscape and Yahoo! His portfolio clients have included well-established companies like Microsoft, Oracle, 3Com, Cisco and Nokia, and a host of start-up companies funded by tier-1 venture capital. He has completed over 500 search projects in his career with many of those projects reaching successful IPOs. Published and quoted often in The Wall Street Journal, San Jose Mercury News, CFO and CIO Magazines, as well as being featured twice on ABC’s World News Tonight with Peter Jennings in their Silicon Valley report, Mr. Concannon has served as an expert on Silicon Valley trends for over 15 years. He has been a guest lecturer at The University of California Berkeley and Stanford University. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of the Pacific.

  • Mark Egan
    Partner
    StrataFusion

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

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

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

  • Norm Fjeldheim
    Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer; Head of Global Facilities
    Illumina

  • Tony Leng
    Managing Director, Practice Lead and OMP
    Diversified Search

    Tony Leng is a Managing Director of Diversified Search and leads the firm’s Digital Transformation and CIO practice from its San Francisco office.  Previously, Tony was Managing Partner of Hodge Partners. Tony has conducted many “C” level searches for organizations where leaders are transforming/building organizations that are taking advantage of digital technologies.  He has conducted “C” level searches conducted for organizations such as Aurora Healthcare, Axalta, Catholic Health Initiatives, Blue Shield of California, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Delta Dental, Dignity Health, Esurance, Kaiser Permanente, Novant Health, PG&E, Polycom, Sutter Health, Symmetricom, TE Connectivity, and Wellmark. 

    Prior to his executive search experience, Tony was a Board member of three public companies and CEO of a $600 million Public Company. Before that, Tony ran a $1 billion division of a telephone company focused on corporate users and had responsibility for all data services and networking products. While at the telephone company, he was founder and Chairman of its ISP and a board member of its 2 million-subscriber cell phone subsidiary. 

    Tony uses his operating experience from being a CEO, financial background as a CPA and CA, and technical knowledge from the work that he has done for Tech companies to drill down and understand at a nuanced level what his clients are seeking to achieve as they build their teams. He has written numerous papers on technology leadership and the challenges facing technology leaders today and authors a blog, ‘Resources for the Modern CIO” (www.tonyleng.com).

    The core of Tony’s consulting has been with senior leaders who are seeking to transform their organizations as they face a future of rapid change, digitization, regulation, shifting markets, and increasingly connected and informed customers.

    Tony has facilitated the Fisher CIO Forum for the past 12 years.  The Forum is a monthly venue for CIO’s and CTO’s to discuss topics of relevance in their daily lives, and has afforded these leaders the opportunity to develop a close network to discuss current challenges in a peer group environment on a confidential basis.  Participating companies have included: Blue Shield, Clorox, Cost Plus, Delta Dental, Dignity Health, Esurance, Facebook, FitBit, Franklin Templeton, Gap, Genentech, Kaiser Permanente, Levi Strauss, McKesson, Macys.com, Matson, Mulesoft, Okta, PG&E, Restoration Hardware, Ross Stores, Safeway, Salesforce.com, Schwab, Splunk, Uber, VMWare, and Williams-Sonoma among others. 

    Tony received a Bachelor of Commerce (with honors), University of Cape Town, South Africa and is a Chartered Accountant and CPA.

  • Ralph Loura
    CTO
    Rodan + Fields

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

  • Hunter Muller
    President & CEO
    HMG Strategy

    Hunter Muller is a transformative CEO at HMG Strategy, LLC, the strongest executive leadership network. Drawing on more than 25 years of experience in consulting with IT executive leaders, Hunter is a multi-title book author and a frequent industry speaker on transformational leadership and innovation. His concepts are used worldwide to improve executive performance, enhance collaboration, elevate the role of IT, and align strategy across the enterprise.

    Through years of research and experience, Hunter has published four books: “The Transformational CIO” (John Wiley & Sons, 2011), “On Top of The Cloud” (John Wiley & Sons, 2012), “Leading the Epic Revolution” (John Wiley & Sons, 2013), and “The Big Shift in IT Leadership” (John Wiley & Sons, 2015).

    HMG Strategy assists C-level executives in becoming transformational leaders. HMG Strategy hosts networking summits and provides services that are focused around innovative IT leadership, management, and technology support to CIOs and senior IT executives. HMG Strategy is "The Strongest Executive Leadership Network" with an international association of more than 300,000 global CIOs/senior IT executives, industry experts, and world-class thought leaders.

    Hunter and HMG Strategy support a variety of IT-related charities, and Hunter is a member of the Executive Committee of the Fairfield/Westchester Chapter of the Society for Information Management.

     

     

  • Wendy Pfeiffer
    CIO
    Nutanix

    Wendy is the CIO of Nutanix, where she leads the global Information Technology team and functions that support the company’s business operations and employees. Prior to Nutanix, Wendy led technology teams for industry-makers like GoPro, Yahoo!, Cisco Systems, Exodus Communications and Robert Half. Dedicated to excellence in operations and delivery while maintaining a focus on innovation, Wendy has played a key role in envisioning and delivering business technologies for the past two decades.

  • Michael Piacente
    Co-Founder and Managing Director
    Hitch Partners

    Michael brings over 20 years of combined IT/Tech practitioner and Executive Search experience specific to CISO/VP Security, CIO/CTO, and DevOps engagements.  Michael has led a focused subset of recent Security leadership engagements across a variety of company sizes and industries including Veritas/Symantec, EY, Virgin America, Duo Security, MuleSoft, and One Medical Group.  Most recently Michael was the CEO for Mitchellake in the US and a Technology Partner at Calibre One.  He also spent 10 years as the Founder and Managing Technology Partner for CVPartners.  Prior to his executive search career Michael was in the managed cloud operations space as a Co-Founder of OpSource and an early executive member at SiteSmith/AboveNet.  Michael began his career with MTI, one of the pioneers in the managed storage space.  A native of Maryland, Michael holds a B.S. Degree from the University of Delaware.  Michael lives in the SF Bay Area.

  • Peter Santora
    Managing Principal
    Executive Blueprint Inc.

    Peter Santora is a proven and experienced senior consultant and advisor in the area of Leadership consulting and practices that enhances the culture of businesses.

    Executive Blueprint Inc. was created to provide unique client focused services and tools that systematically and artfully enhance the organization's leadership, culture and performance.

    Prior to professional services, he began his career in corporate operations for a one time General Mills business, Izod-Lacoste. He has been a long tenured service provider as a subject matter expert, client-facing and delivery partner for the top tier, most recognized professional services organizations such as Marcus & Millichap, Arthur Andersen Business Consulting, Korn/Ferry and Boyden Global. He is well regarded for his professionalism, dependability and successful track record by those services firms, as well as, the clients, executives, and the business community he serves. He has developed a reputation for successfully leading time sensitive client initiatives for complex and specialized roles, transformation executives and highly sensitive assignments; all supporting and enhancing the culture, the business and goals of the organization - achieving high customer satisfaction scores and testimonies.

    His client portfolio represents a clear adeptness with small, mid and large organizations, spanning the revenue, scale and size spectrum. Equally balanced in working with public, private equity owned companies, investor, founder owned and not for profit organizations. These diverse environments with varying management teams, search committees, constituents and other leadership dynamics expand the variety of business models, cultures, and structures with the common themes of technology, business innovation and transformations that drive 'front and back office' results.

  • Bipul Sinha
    Co-founder and CEO
    Rubrik

    Bipul Sinha brings 18+ years of experience in building billion-dollar products and companies from the ground up. Previously, he was a partner at Lightspeed, where he invested in Nutanix (founding investor and board member), PernixData, and Numerify. Bipul received his B.Tech. (Honors) in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and holds an MBA from The Wharton School where he was a Palmer Scholar. Bipul also holds several patents in distributed computing.

  • Eric Yuan
    Founder & Chief Executive Officer
    Zoom

    Prior to founding Zoom, Eric was Corporate Vice President of Engineering at Cisco, where he was responsible for Cisco's collaboration software development. As one of the founding engineers and Vice President of Engineering at WebEx, Eric was the heart and soul of the WebEx product from 1997 to 2011. Eric proudly grew the WebEx team from 10 engineers to more than 800 worldwide, and contributed to revenue growth from $0 to more than $800M. Eric is a named inventor on 11 issued and 20 pending patents in real time collaboration. In 2017, Eric joined the Forbes Tech Council and was added to the Business Insider list of the 52 Most Powerful People in Enterprise Tech.

  • Jedidiah Yueh
    Founder and CEO
    Delphix

    In 1999, Jedidiah Yueh founded Avamar, a software company that pioneered data de-duplication and shipped a billion-dollar product in the backup and recovery industry, with over 20,000 current customers. Today, de-duplication is a high priority for enterprise data centers, and the technology has become a must-have feature or product for major storage and software vendors. Data de-duplication strips away redundant data to make disks more cost effective than tape media for storing a wide variety of data types, such as daily, repeated backup sets. EMC acquired Avamar in November 2006 for $165 million. EMC executives have stated that Avamar is the best performing investment for EMC since VMware.Yueh has demonstrated a successful track record for identifying new market opportunities and staying ahead of industry trends. As VP of Product Management at EMC, Yueh helped launch the Avamar Data Store and the Avamar Virtual Edition in 2007, two innovative and successful products that have helped EMC maintain a leadership position in the industry. Prior to Avamar, Yueh served as Chief Operating Officer for NTD, an optical storage startup. He brings over a decade of experience in the software and data storage industries and has more than 6 patents or patents pending.

    Yueh graduated Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude with an AB from Harvard University. Under former President George H. Bush, he was designated a US Presidential Scholar, one of the highest academic achievements awarded nationally.

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February 21, 2018, 7:00 AM-5:00 PM
Rosewood Sand Hill, Menlo Park, CA

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM        

Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking


8:00 AM - 8:20 AM  

Welcome and Introduction

Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy


8:20 AM - 9:00 AM  

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Putting AI, Machine Learning & Analytics to Work

Bipul Sinha, Co-Founder & CEO, Rubrik

Salim Ali, CEO, Loyakk

TBD: ASG

TBD:  Inxeption

Moderator:  Tim Campos, Chief Executive Officer at Stealth Mode Startup Company

In the new digital era, successful companies aren’t working harder – they’re working smarter. Intelligent enterprises are harnessing artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data analytics to identify and act on new business opportunities, automate key facets of their operations, and boost organizational productivity. In this session, technology executives will share best practices for applying AI, machine learning and analytics to reinvent the enterprise in the digital age.


9:00 AM - 9:30 AM 

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


9:30 AM - 10:10 AM       

EXECUTIVE KEYNOTE:  ADOBE


10:10 AM - 10:40 AM  

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


10:40 AM - 11:20 AM  

EXECUTIVE PANEL: New Technologies - Fueling Big Opportunities and a Competitive Edge

TBD: HPE

TBD: SAP

Additional panelists being confirmed.

Moderator:  Patrick Steele, Chair, CIO Advisory Board, Blumberg Capital

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, positive, frictionless 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.


11:20 AM - 11:30 AM  

Transition Break


11:30 AM - 12:00 NOON  

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

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

Michael Piacente, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Hitch Partners

Peter Santora, Managing Principal, Executive Blueprint Inc.

Moderator: Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy

Today’s technology executive plays a pivotal role in helping his or her organization respond to the forces of change to become a digital enterprise, no matter what business they are in. In essence, they serve as conductors to orchestrate the three pillars of organizational success – people, processes, and technology – and to draw upon their unique view of the enterprise to bring these elements into harmony. What are the skills and steps necessary to lead a successful digital transformation, develop collaboration with the C-suite and board, and fine-tune your personal brand to empower your career ascent?

This panel of top technology search executives will share valuable advice on what key attributes and strategies, beyond leadership, are making some technology executives more successful than others.


12:00 NOON - 1:00 PM

Luncheon 


1:00 PM - 1:20 PM

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW:  Eric Yuan, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Zoom

Today's high growth companies are changing the way they communicate, collaborate and get work done. Join this exclusive interview to understand why companies are throwing out traditional video conferencing services and adopting Zoom, the fastest growing app for enterprise. Eric will share his views on the future of video communications, team collaboration, office design and how AI will be adopted to make meeting over video even better than meeting in person. Eric will also discuss Zoom's unique company culture of caring, building trust, and focusing on customer happiness and how this drives innovation and speed.


1:20 PM - 2:00 PM  

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Today's Hyper-Competitive Markets Demand Customer Excellence 

Ashwin Ballal, CIO, Medallia

Wendy Pfeiffer, CIO, Nutanix

Additional panelists being confirmed.

Thanks to their experiences with customer-obsessed companies such as Amazon and Zappos, customers expect great experiences from each company they do business with. But in order to provide customers with intuitive and seamless experiences, organizational leaders must ensure that customers are receiving consistent experiences across both physical and digital channels. In this session, technology executives will share best practices for providing a 360-degree omnichannel customer experience, along with recommendations to differentiate the brand and increase share of wallet.


2:00 PM - 2:30 PM  

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


2:30 PM - 3:10 PM

EXECUTIVE PANEL: From Strategy to Execution: Preparing Your Board of Directors for Digital Transformation

Moderator:  TBD, PwC

As overseers of company strategy, the board of directors plays an important role in their company's digital transformation, and it is an increasingly critical component of their strategy agenda. Boards need to understand what a transformation entails and how the company plans to execute it successfully, sometimes bringing new thinking and challenging management.

So how do CIOs prepare for board-level relevance and engagement? Hear from a panel of corporate directors and c-suite peers on their experiences with digital transformation. Their guidance will enable you to have better conversations with your board on topics ranging from emerging technologies and business model innovation to workforce and talent of the future.


3:10 PM - 3:20 PM

Transition Break


3:20 PM - 3:30 PM EXECUTIVE BRIEFING:  Jedidiah Youh, Founder and CEO, Delphix

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM  

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Lead Courageously as the CEO of Technology

Norm Fjeldheim, Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer; Head of Global Facilities, Illumina

Ralph Loura, CTO, Rodan + Fields  

Jedidiah Youh, Founder and CEO, Delphix

Moderator:  Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy

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


4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Raffle Prizes and Executive Networking Reception



Platinum Partners

  • ASG

    ASG Technologies brings peace of mind to every enterprise with information access, management and control for our customers. These solutions empower businesses to enhance workforce productivity, gain an accurate and timely understanding of the information that underpins business decisions and address compliance needs with improved visibility of cross-platform data from legacy to leading edge environments. ASG Technologies is a global provider of technology solutions with more than 1,000 people supporting nearly 4,000 midmarket and enterprise customers around the world.

  • 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
  • PwC

    PwC’s accounting practice originated in London well over a century ago. As times changed and PwC expanded worldwide, our commitment to clients never wavered. With us, you’re always supported by a global network of more than 236,000 people in 158 countries with one goal: to help your business thrive. PwC’s professional services include audit and assurance, tax and consulting that cover such areas as cybersecurity and privacy, human resources, deals and forensics. We help resolve complex issues and identify opportunities across these industries. Let’s combine your aspirations with our world-class capabilities to achieve your goals.

    www.pwc.com
  • SAP

    As the market leader in enterprise application software, SAP is at the center of today’s business and technology revolution. SAP innovations help 365,000 customers worldwide work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively. SAP helps you streamline your processes, giving you the ability to use live data to predict customer trends – live and in the moment.

    https://www.sap.com/index.html
  • Zoom

    Zoom is the leader in modern enterprise video communications, with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, chat, and webinars across mobile, desktop, and room systems. Zoom Rooms is the original software-based conference room solution used around the world in board, conference, huddle, and training rooms, as well as executive offices and classrooms. Founded in 2011, Zoom helps businesses and organizations bring their teams together in a frictionless environment to get more done.

    https://zoom.us

Gold Partners

  • Kaminario & Zerto

    Kaminario, the leading all-flash storage company, is redefining the future of modern data centers. Kaminario K2 is the world’s only all-flash storage solution that delivers the predictability needed to handle the highly unpredictable world of modern businesses, where customers demand speed and ease. | Zerto provides Resilience for Evolving IT™ by ensuring enterprises and their customers always have access to business-critical applications, without any IT interruption, downtime or delay. Zerto’s award-winning Cloud Continuity Platform gives businesses confidence to withstand any disaster, easily incorporate new technology, and quickly adapt to evolving IT and business priorities.

  • 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/

Strategic Partners

  • Egon Zehnder

    Egon Zehnder was founded in 1964 with a distinctive vision and structure aimed at achieving two basic goals - to place our clients' interests first and to lead our profession in creating value for our clients through the assessment and recruitment of top-level management resources. The most fundamental expression of our client-first vision resides in our structure, which is unique to our profession. Our 390 consultants, operating from 63 wholly owned offices in 37 countries, are organized around a single-profit center partnership. This is designed to eliminate competitive barriers between our offices. It allows us to operate seamlessly when engagements call for us to mobilize across many offices in a country or a region. Large or small, local or global, our clients benefit from our structure by having access to our most relevant resources and relationships wherever they may reside. Underpinning this unique structure is our private ownership. We have chosen to operate our firm independent of any outside interests and are motivated solely by a desire to exceed our clients' expectations.

    http://www.egonzehnder.com
  • Heidrick & Struggles

    Heidrick & Struggles actively solves business problems for our clients every day. Through our Leadership Advisory framework, we help companies attract, develop and retain the world’s most talented individuals. For almost 60 years, we have focused on quality service and built strong leadership teams through our relationships with clients and individuals worldwide. Today, Heidrick & Struggles leadership experts operate from principal business centers in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.

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

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

    https://www.kornferry.com
  • Russell Reynolds Associates

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

    http://www.russellreynolds.com
  • Spencer Stuart

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

    https://www.spencerstuart.com

Alliance Partners

  • Amplify Partners

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

    http://www.amplifypartners.com
  • Glynn Capital

    Glynn Capital is focused on investments in leading private and public technology growth companies. We seek to be long-term investors in a limited number of excellent companies with world-class management teams, sustainable business models, and long-term growth potential.

    http://www.glynncapital.com/
  • Greylock Partners

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

    http://www.greylock.com
  • Lightspeed Venture Partners

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

    http://lsvp.com
  • Sequoia Capital

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

    https://www.sequoiacap.com

Association Partners

  • WITI

    Founded in 1989 by Carolyn Leighton, WITI (Women in Technology International) is a leading worldwide authority on women in business and technology. For nearly 30 years, WITI has consistently been a clear voice advocating women’s contributions to the tech industry, inspiring them to pursue STEM careers and actively working with corporate partners to create a culture of equality.

    http://www.witi.com/

Rosewood Sand Hill

2825 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, CA

Room rate is $595/night. This rate expires on January 19, 2018.

To book a room, please use this link (HMG2018) or call 888-767-3966 and reference HMG2018.

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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