Upcoming Summits

2018 Dallas CIO Executive Leadership Summit

Renaissance Dallas Hotel, Dallas, TX


Event Highlights

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 Dallas CIO Executive Leadership Summit.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Raffie Beroukhim
    General Manager, SVP Advanced Recognition Systems
    NEC Corporation of America

    Raffie Beroukhim is the Senior Executive leading the Advanced Recognition Systems Division at NEC Corporatoin of America (NEC). The Divison provides leading edge biometrics, analytics and identify management to North America public safety and enterprise markets. Since joining the company the Division has experienced five years of YOY top line and bottom line growth; boasting a 25% annual CAGR and significant backlog in the past five years!

    With close partnership with US Customs and Border Protrection (CBP) and under his stewardship, NEC assisted in the roll out of the long mandated US-EXIT program. Initiating from a small POC, at a single gate at Atlanta International Airport, NEC’s technology and collaboration with CBP has now led to the national roll out of the program in all US airports and all international departure gates.

    Under his guidance and with use of facial recognition as a single, unified, biometric key the Division has also emarked on digital transformation of NEC’s clients in airlines, theme parks, and retail markets. Such transformation has allowed a more personalized, frictionless and interactive relationship along multiple customer touch points. Key among such transformation is partnership with Delta Airlines whose ticketless boarding program has opened considerable new opportunities for travel of future.

    Creating a significant shift in the public safety purchase paradigm Mr. Beroukhim also led launch of NEC’s Identity as a Service (IDaaS), cloud-based SaaS, solution portfolio. The first to offer such services in the United States, NEC’s IDaaS now hosts identity services for Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office, nation’s 4th largest law enforcement agency among many other prestigious clients.

    Establishment a Center of Excellence in North America has resulted in development of several key, globally available products by the Division including award winning Integra ID, NEC’s flagship Multi-modal Biometrics Identification Solution (MBIS), NeoScan 45 (patented mobile fingerprint capture units) and facial recognition suite of products.

    In addressing issues like terrorism, cyber crimes and critical infrastructure security, Mr. Beroukhim has focused the Division to offer solutions that go beyond evidence based policing and offer continuous vetting, threat monitoring and assessment.  

    Prior to joining NEC, Mr. Beroukhim was Vice President of Worldwide Biometrics Sales at Motorola where he led an internationally diverse organization in sale of all biometrics products for Motorola worldwide.

    He is currently on the Board of International Biometrics and Identity Associatoin (IBIA) and AFIS Internet, NEC’s user advisory group.

    In 2005 Mr. Beroukhim earned his Executive MBA from the Paul Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine, and is a graduate of the University of California, Long Beach with a Bachelor’s of Computer Science and Engineering degree in 1984.

  • Babar Bhatti
    Data, Analytics, and Product Management - Co-Founder Dallas AI
    QG Labs

  • Raveendra (Ravi) Boggaram
    Sr. Director, Global Digital Services
    PepsiCo, Inc.

    Raveendra (Ravi) Boggaram serves as Sr. Director of Global Digital Services & Platforms for PepsiCo Inc.  His 24 years of experience includes various roles involving direct P&L management, full digital transformation for global organizations and IT leadership. Ravi is responsible for strategy, design, development and deployment of corporate information systems, platforms, digital services, applications and infrastructure for PepsiCo.  He possesses extensive knowledge and experience in delivering enterprise automation (IT, business and industrial), data analytics, integration, web portals, digital marketing, eCommerce, and app/mobile development.  He previously served as AVP - Global Solutions Leader for HP, Sr. Director - Transportation Systems Development & Delivery for Union Pacific Railroad and other leading organizations managing global teams responsible for mission-critical systems and immense IT scale.

  • Nellson Burns
    VP IT & CIO
    Daltile-Mohawk Industries

    Nellson Burns moved to Dallas in 2007 from Houston to become Holly Corporation’s Vice President of Information Technology.  Holly Corporation is an independent petroleum refiner and marketer producing high-value products such as gasoline, diesel and jet fuel as well as specialty lubricants, oil and waxes.  Holly has major refinery operations New Mexico, Utah and Oklahoma that drive revenues above 8 billion dollars per year.  Nellson, a rising star in the Metroplex IT community, was recruited by Holly for this role at the age of 32.  Nellson helped complete the successful implementation of a comprehensive SAP software suite in 2007.  When Holly acquired two significant refineries within seven months in 2009 and doubled its refining capacity, Nellson successfully spearheaded the rapid business and technology integration efforts, including integrating the new refineries into SAP with a 4 week period.  He will get the chance to leverage these integration skills again, as Holly plans to merge with Frontier Oil Corporation in the early 3rdquarter this year.  Prior to joining Holly, Nellson was with Ernst & Young’s, then CapGemini’s, Oil & Gas SAP practice for nine years, were he “refined” his IT leadership skills.  Nellson serves as a member of the SIM DFW Chapter Board, and is the chairman of the global advisory council for SAP’s for Oil & Gas sector.  He is also on the advisory board for the Terry Foundation, the state’s largest private source of full academic scholarships.

  • 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.

  • Gerald Chertavian
    Founder and CEO
    Year Up

    Gerald Chertavian is dedicated to closing the Opportunity Divide that exists in our nation. Determined to make his vision a reality, Gerald combined his entrepreneurial skills and his passion for working with urban young adults to found Year Up in 2000.With its annual operating budget in excess of $130M, Year Up is one of the fastest growing non-profits in the nation. It has been recognized by Fast Company and The Monitor Group as one of the top 25 organizations using business excellence to engineer social change. Year Up has also been named one of the nation’s top 50 non-profits to work for by the Non-Profit Times for the past seven years.

    Gerald’s commitment to working with urban youth spans more than 25 years. He has actively participated in the Big Brother mentoring program since 1985 and was recognized as one of New York’s outstanding Big Brothers in 1989. In 2006, Gerald was elected as a Fellow with the Ashoka Global Fellowship of social entrepreneurs, and in 2008, he was appointed by Former Governor of Massachusetts, Deval Patrick to serve on the MA State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. In 2013, he was appointed by Governor Patrick to serve as Chairman of the Roxbury Community College Board of Trustees and reappointed to that role by Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker in 2016.

    Gerald began his career on Wall Street as an officer of the Chemical Banking Corporation. Following graduate school he co-founded Conduit Communications and fostered its growth to more than $20M in annual revenues. From 1993 to 1998, Conduit ranked as one of the UK’s fastest growing companies. Following the sale of Conduit to i-Cube in 1999, Gerald turned his full attention to creating opportunities for others.

    Gerald earned a B.A. in Economics, Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude, from Bowdoin College and in 2017 he was awarded the Bowdoin Common Good Award. He received his M.B.A., with honors, from Harvard Business School and in 2016 received the Distinguished Alumni Award. He has received honorary doctorates from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology and Mount Ida College. He is on the Board of Advisors for the Harvard Business School Social Enterprise Initiative and a former member of the World Economic Forum’s Youth Unemployment Council. Gerald is also an Emeritus Trustee of both Bowdoin College and the Boston Foundation.  His 2012 book, A Year Up, is a New York Times best seller.

  • James Clent
    Chief Information Officer
    Remington Hotels

  • Jamey Cummings
    Senior Client Partner
    Korn Ferry

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

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

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

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

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

  • Bill Daley
    Head Information Security & Risk Management (ISRM) - United States for Technology & Infrastructure Services (TIS)
    Novartis

  • Boulton Fernando
    CISO
    Toyota Financial Services

    Boulton Fernando is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Toyota Financial Services (TFS) and Deputy Group CISO for global TFS.  In this capacity, Boulton and his team manage all facets of Information Security in the United States and provide leadership, direction and security services to fellow Toyota Financial Services affiliates across the globe. He is an expert in establishing and leading information security programs in large, multi-national organizations.  He provides executive counsel, strategic frameworks and direction for domestic and global risk arenas.  Boulton is an effective self-motivated innovator charged with driving complex business solution across dynamic and highly regulated environments.  

  • Juan Fontanes
    VP IT & CIO
    NEC Corporation of America

    Juan Fontanes serves as Vice President of IT and Chief Information Officer for NEC Corporation of America (NECAM).  His 29 years of experience include various roles involving direct P&L management, business transformation and IT leadership.  Juan is responsible for strategy, design, development and deployment of corporate information systems, applications and infrastructure for NECAM.  He possesses extensive knowledge in delivering key business system functionality, productive IT innovation and transformational business acumen.  He previously served as Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Executive Vice President (EVP) with Associa, Strategic consulting for Vonage, Information Technology Officer (ITO) Global Data  PepsiCo,  Vice President Application Development for Frito-Lay, Director - Global Supply Chain Systems, Worldwide Operations IT for Dell Computer Corporation, and VP of Consulting for i2 Technologies.

  • Jason Fruge
    Former VP of Information Security
    Signet

    Jason Frugé was the VP and Global Head of Information Security for Signet Jewelers, responsible for providing leadership and information security advice, governance, and subject-matter expertise to the company’s large global team of technical operations staff who administer critical distributed information systems. Frugé has more than 17 years of information security and IT leadership experience, focusing on enterprise security management, regulatory compliance, information security program development and enterprise security technologies.

    Prior to Signet, Frugé was SVP and Global Information Security Officer for Citi. Prior to that, Frugé was the CISO and director of enterprise security for Cerner Corporation. Prior to that, Frugé held positions with FishNet Security, Sprint, the USDA and Morgan Stanley.

    Frugé received a bachelor’s of science in business management from the University of Phoenix. He is a certified information systems security professional, PCI qualified security assessor and is a member of the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, the Project Management Institute and the Information Systems Security Association.

  • Kay Fuhrman
    Partner
    Heidrick & Struggles

    Kay Fuhrman focuses on senior level search assignments in the Energy and Utility sectors and serves in the Industrial practice. Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Kay spent over 8 years as Vice President of Business Development for Alliance Data leading large scale outsourcing sales pursuits with energy and utility companies throughout North America. In this role, Kay also managed the company’s strategic partnerships with technology and key service providers leveraged for the delivery of Alliance Data’s solutions. Kay began her career in Dayton Ohio spending 11 years with DPL, Inc. At DPL, Kay started and led the company’s unregulated operations including a retail energy company serving industrial and commercial customers throughout the Midwest and DPL’s street lighting operations across West Central Ohio. Following DPL, Kay spent 2 years with Aquila Energy running the company’s retail energy business across the central United States. Kay holds an MBA with a concentration in Finance from The University of Dayton. She also holds a BS in Business Administration from Wright State University. Kay has served on the board of directors for Texas Energy Association for Marketers since 2002. In addition, Kay has served as National Committee Chair for National Energy Marketers Association in 2005 and 2006.

  • Chris Gates
    SVP, Global Head of Compute Hosting Services
    AIG

    Chris Gates is the SVP, Global Head of Compute as a Service for AIG, the worlds leading insurance organization with more than 90 million customers around the globe.  AIG is a $65B global brand with 65,000 employees doing business in over 100 countries.

    Chris is responsible for leading a global information technology organization with a focus on all computing platforms, data center and IT Service management operations, enabling international expansion and building a foundation for rapid growth. 

    Gates’ career spans more than 20 years with Fortune 100 companies in industries including manufacturing, packaged goods, energy, aerospace and retail.  

    Prior to joining AIG, Chris held a variety of CIO roles, most recently as the CIO of Under Armour, a $3B Global, leading brand in sports apparel, footwear and connected fitness.  He also previously spent 13 years with GE and served as the CIO of GE Lighting, CIO of GE Energy, Measurement and Controls Systems, CIO of Shared Services for GE Energy and as the CIO of Sales, Marketing and Business Development for GE Aviation. Earlier in his career, Chris held positions with Xerox and Proctor & Gamble.

    He is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt and alumni of the GE / MIT IT Leadership Development Program.

  • Anurag Gurtu
    Co-Founder/VP Strategy & Marketing
    AISERA

     

  • Relle Howard
    CIO
    Trinity Industries

  • Steve Kendrick
    President
    KER Partners

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

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

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

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

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

     

  • Rusty Kennington
    CIO
    Corsicana Mattress Company

    Rusty Kennington is a technology executive with a career spanning more than 25 years and multiple industries. He has worked in Fortune 500, private, and startup organizations. He has been responsible for global technology teams spanning North and South America, Europe and Asia.

    Rusty was recently recruited to be the CIO for Corsicana Mattress Company, to help fuel significant business growth and transformation. He brings with him a track record of game-changing results most recently at Commercial Metals, where he led the Americas IT organization. While there, his team deployed the industry-leading e-commerce platform, global analytics capabilities, and integrated operational platforms across vertical business units. His team also had responsibility for leading all technology aspects of M&A activity.

    Previously, Rusty was Vice President of Enterprise IT for Brinker International, the $4B owner of Chili’s, On The Border, Maggiano’s and Macaroni Grill. He also held leadership positions at Ernst and Young and MCI, and cofounded a successful software solution delivery company.

    Rusty received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and completed the graduate finance program at Southern Methodist University. Rusty currently serves as a member of the SIM DFW Chapter Board.

    Rusty also spent 6 years on the Board of Big Brothers Big Sisters and is well into his second decade as a Big Brother in that program.

     

  • Tim Marshall
    CTO & Co-Founder
    Neudesic

    Tim Marshall is the Chief Technology Officer and Co-founder of Neudesic, where he is responsible for defining the technology trail Neudesic blazes in empowering organizations on their digital evolution journey.  His leadership has fueled Neudesic in delivering the best talent, technology and thought leadership to clients.  Tim is a leading expert on how businesses can leverage the cloud and key technology trends to transform and drive competitive advantage. 

    Having worked with technology and business leaders at many Fortune 500 companies, Tim’s focus has been on helping organizations and their leaders to unlock the potential of new and emerging technologies to drive sustainable business outcomes.   He has more than 25 years of experience in the technology industry and prior to co-founding Neudesic, Tim was an accomplished software architect at Microsoft.  He is an award-winning entrepreneur, investor, consultant and noted speaker.  

    Tim received his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics from California State University, Fullerton.  He currently resides in Orange County, California.

  • 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.

     

     

  • Dan Roberts
    President & CEO
    Ouellette & Associates

  • John Rossman
    Managing Partner
    Rossman Partners

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Paola Saibene
    Global IT Executive
    Flowserve Corporation

    Paola Saibene has an extraordinary background that blends multiple areas of technology ranging from programming and architecture to cyber security and risk management, and folding them into her efforts in digital transformation and innovation. Her dual masters degrees in psychology and linguistics are leveraged in her digitalization approach to the enterprise. 

    Paola has been a CIO/CTO for multi-billion dollar organizations, serving both in the public and the private sector. She blends sustainability methodologies within ecosystems strategies to maximize efforts and reduce cost.

  • Thomas Sweet
    VP IT
    GM Financial

    Tom is passionate about digital transformation, DevOps, mobile solutions, leadership and attacking the talent shortage head-on by reskilling and investing in his teams.

    Tom is responsible for the Quality Assurance team at General Motors Financial where he leads approximately 150 software developers and QA Analysts supporting the websites and eCommerce mobile apps, loan servicing and originations systems, ERP, and internal applications. Prior to GM Financial, Tom worked at Travelport and Maptek, leading global teams at both companies. He has also worked at Microsoft in the Office and SQL Server divisions, and prior to that, at aQuantive, Sequoia Voting Systems, GTE Internetworking, Digital/Compaq and NEC Computer Systems Division.

    Tom holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, and a Citation in Geostatistics from the University of Alberta. He holds Professional Engineer’s licenses in several states. He also has earned the ISC (2) CSSLP security certification, ITIL v3 Foundations, along with the MCSD, MCPD, MCAD, MCDBA and MCSE certifications from Microsoft. 

  • Angela Yochem
    EVP Chief Digital and Technology Officer
    Novant Health

  • Jedidiah Yueh
    Founder and Chairman
    Delphix

    Jedidiah Yueh has led two waves of disruption in data management, first as founding CEO of Avamar (sold to EMC in 2006 for $165M), which pioneered data de-duplication and shipped one of the leading products in data backup and recovery, with over 20,000 customers and $4B in cumulative sales. After Avamar, Jed founded Delphix, which pioneered data virtualization, with over $200M in its first 7 years of sales (10x Avamar over the same period) and over 30% of the Global 100 as customers. At the 2010 Fall DEMO conference, Delphix won a DEMO God award, and in 2013, the San Francisco Business Times named Jed CEO of the Year. Well connected in the venture community, Jed has raised over $150M from over 10 VCs and has more than 25 patents in data management. After being designated a US Presidential Scholar by George H. Bush, Jed graduated Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude from Harvard. As Executive Chairman at Delphix, Jed partners with executives at industry leaders from Apple to Walmart to help them drive innovation through software.

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March 7, 2018, 7:00 AM-5:00 PM
Renaissance Dallas Hotel

 

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM        

Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking


8:00 AM - 8:10 AM  

Welcome and Introduction

Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy


8:10 AM - 8:30 AM HMG Lead, Innovate, Disrupt Tech Talk I:  Building a Culture of Innovation The Amazon Way

John Rossman, Managing Partner, Rossman Partners, Author of The Amazon Way Series

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


8:30 AM - 8:50 AM

HMG Lead, Innovate, Disrupt Tech Talk II:  Jedidiah Yueh, Bestselling Author of Disrupt or Die & Founder and Chairman, Delphix

Learn why the classics on innovation, including The Innovator’s Dilemma and The Lean Startup, are failing businesses worldwide. With disruptive forces accelerating, businesses need to learn the key frameworks for repeated success that continue to power Silicon Valley.


8:50 AM - 9:10 AM

HMG Lead, Innovate, Disrupt Tech Talk III:  Inside How Facebook Reimagined The Enterprise – Why Abandoning Traditional Enterprise Software Helped Facebook Double Employee Productivity

Timothy Campos, Former CIO, Facebook and Chief Executive Officer at Stealth Mode Startup Company 

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.


9:10 AM - 9:40 AM
Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

9:40 AM - 10:20 AM 

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

Raveendra (Ravi) Boggaram, Sr. Director, Global Digital Services, PepsiCo

Relle Howard, CIO, Trinity Industries, Inc.

Rusty Kennington, CIO, Corsicana Mattress Company

Paola Saibene, Global IT Executive, Flowserve

Thomas Sweet, VP IT, GM Financial

Moderator:  Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy

As companies accelerate with digital transformation initiatives, technology executives play a vital role in identifying top opportunities for leveraging technology to create new business models and reimagine the future state of the enterprise. This requires a new way of thinking to identify new market opportunities and how technology can be harnessed to drive innovation. This panel of technology executives will discuss their roles in leading digital transformation strategies along with how they can work with fellow members of the C-suite to ensure successful execution.


10:20 AM - 10:50 AM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


10:50 AM - 11:30 AM

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Balancing Agility, Innovation, and Security 

Boulton Fernando, CISO, Toyota Financial Services

Jason Fruge, Former VP Information Security, Signet

Anurag Gurtu, Co-Founder/VP Strategy & Marketing, Aisera

Moderator:  Jamey Cummings, Senior Client Partner Information Officers Practice/Co-Leader Cybersecurity Practice, Korn Ferry

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.


 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

Jamey Cummings, Senior Client Partner Information Officers Practice/Co-Leader Cybersecurity Practice, Korn Ferry

Kay Fuhrman, Partner, Heidrick & Struggles

Steve Kendrick, President, KER Partners

Moderator:  Hunter Muller, President and 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 PM - 1:00 PM

Luncheon 

SIM Dallas News - Nellson Burns, VP, IT & CIO, Daltile-Mohawk Industries

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW - Gerald Chertavian, Founder and CEO, Year Up with Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy


1:00 PM - 1:40 PM

EXECUTIVE KEYNOTE: Intelligent Transformation: The Journey to Predictive Enterprise

Tim Marshall, Chief Technology Officer, Neudesic 

With the 4th industrial revolution underway, powered by Digital Transformation, businesses will need to change rapidly to remain competitive. Technology sits at the center of this revolution and our organizations ability to rapidly adopt and yield impact from technological opportunity will separate the winners and the losers in this shift.

Big Data, Machine Learning and AI all provide a great opportunity to better understand and capture digital transformation opportunities. These technologies allow us to be more measured, thoughtful and have greater insight into the problems we attack, products/solutions we build, and our customer interactions. This greater level of understanding will be critical in determining an organizations success in this revolution. 


1:40 PM - 2:10 PM 

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


2:10 PM - 2:50 PM 

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Leadership, Disruption and New Technologies in Highly Competitive Markets       

Raffie Beroukhim, SVP Advanced Recognition Systems, NEC Corporation of America

Babar Bhatti, Data, Analytics, and Product Management - Co-Founder Dallas AI, QG Labs

Chris Gates, SVP, Global Head of Compute Hosting Services, AIG 

Moderator:  John Rossman, Managing Partner, Rossman Partners, Author of The Amazon Way Series

In the digital disruption era, successful companies aren’t working harder – they’re working smarter. Intelligent enterprises are harnessing new technologies that include Internet of Things, 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.

This panel of executives will discuss leadership and advancements in technologies that are driving speed to market and a competitive edge.


2:50 PM - 3:00 PM 

Transition Break


3:00 PM - 3:40 PM  

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Lead Courageously as the CEO of Technology

James Clent, Chief Information Officer, Remington Hotels

Bill Daley, Head Information Security & Risk Management (ISRM) - United States for Technology & Infrastructure Services (TIS), Novartis

Juan Fontanes, VP IT & CIO, NEC Corporation of America

Angela Yochem, EVP Chief Digital and Technology Officer, Novant Health

Moderator:  Dan Roberts, President and CEO, Ouellette Associates

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.


3:40 PM - 5:00 PM  

Raffle Prizes and Executive Networking Reception



Presenting Partners

  • 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

Gold Partners

  • enSilo

    enSilo comprehensively secures the endpoint pre- and post-infection, while automating, orchestrating detection, prevention and real-time response against advanced malware. enSilo's single lightweight agent includes next generation antivirus (NGAV), application communication control, automated endpoint detection and response (EDR) with real-time blocking, threat hunting, incident response and virtual patching capabilities. Our patented approach allowing kernel visibility, stops modern malware with a high degree of precision and intuitive user interface. enSilo’s product effectively manages malware threats without alert fatigue, excessive dwell time or breach anxiety. enSilo's cloud management platform is flexible and extensible to meet operational needs that stop malware impact.

    https://www.ensilo.com/
  • Information Builders Inc.

    Information Builders provides the industry's most scalable software solutions for data management and analytics. We help organizations operationalize and monetize their data through insights that drive action. Our integrated platform for business intelligence (BI), analytics, data integration, and data quality, combined with our proven expertise, delivers value faster, with less risk. We believe data and analytics are the drivers of digital transformation, and we’re on a mission to help our customers capitalize on new opportunities in the connected world. Visit us at informationbuilders.com and follow us on Twitter at @infobldrs.

    http://www.informationbuilders.com
  • Inxeption

    Inxeption is a software application that allows product and services companies to promote their products online, sell product directly to their end customers and analyze their business through product creation. Inxeption will exponentially increase online sales, optimize advertising spend, and give insights into the types of products that should be created based on customer demand.

    https://www.inxeption.com/index.html
  • Nutanix

    Nutanix makes datacenter infrastructure and clouds invisible, elevating IT to focus on the applications and services that power the business. The company’s Enterprise Cloud OS software converges private, public and distributed clouds, bringing one-click simplicity to infrastructure and application management. Nutanix Enterprise Cloud solutions integrate virtualization, storage, networking and security to power any application, at any scale – and are delivered as turnkey hyper converged infrastructure (HCI) appliances, software for popular server platforms, and innovative Xi Cloud Services.

    https://www.nutanix.com
  • Pure Storage

    Pure Storage helps customers build a better world with data. The Pure Storage Data Platform, powered by all-flash storage, offers a simpler, more effective, and more flexible solution for cloud infrastructure and data-rich applications like artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data analytics. With Satmetrix-certified NPS performance in the top 1% of B2B companies, Pure has an ever-expanding range of customers who are some of the happiest in the world.

    https://www.purestorage.com
  • Rubrik

    Rubrik delivers instant application availability to hybrid cloud enterprises for recovery, search, cloud, and development. By using the market-leading Cloud Data Management platform, customers mobilize applications, automate protection policies, recover from Ransomware, search and analyze application data at scale on one platform. From days to seconds.

    https://www.rubrik.com/
  • Zscaler

    Zscaler services enable customers to move securely to a modern cloud architecture. The Zscaler cloud connects users to applications, regardless of where users connect or where the applications are hosted, while providing comprehensive security and a fast user experience. Zscaler offers two service suites that eliminate the cost and complexity of gateway appliances. Zscaler Internet Access securely connects users to internet and SaaS applications, scanning every byte of traffic to protect against cyber threats and data leakage. Zscaler Private Access provides fast access to internal applications hosted in the data center or public clouds—without the need for a VPN.

    https://www.zscaler.com/

Supporting Partners

  • BravoTECH

    Whether you need a single skilled professional to augment your full-time staff or a technology team to orchestrate your next project, BravoTECH delivers the right talent at the right time, helping you achieve your business objectives on schedule. We understand that it’s our job to streamline and accelerate the employment process – so that you can focus on your business. Turn to BravoTECH for contract, contract-to-hire and direct hire IT staffing services; turnkey employment services; managed services; and IT security solutions. Visit us at www.bravotech.com.

    http://www.bravotech.com
  • Masergy Communications

    Masergy owns and operates the largest independent cloud networking platform, delivering fully-managed global networks, advanced managed security and cloud unified communication solutions to enterprises. Since 2001, Masergy has delivered innovative technologies and unmatched customer service. We go beyond transforming IT, we are the benchmark for what enterprises expect from their service provider. For more information, visit www.masergy.com.

    www.masergy.com
  • Zerto

    Developed exclusively for virtualized and cloud environments, Zerto is rapidly becoming the standard for disaster recovery and business continuity in the modern data center. The company’s award-winning solution, Zerto Virtual Replication (ZVR), is the industry’s first hypervisor-based, virtual aware, data replication software, offering simplicity and greatly reduced operational and maintenance costs compared to legacy array-based replication.

    http://www.zerto.com/

Breakfast Partners

  • YASH

    YASH Technologies focuses on enabling customers to succeed and drive IT business transformation. As a leading technology services and outsourcing partner for medium, large and fast growing global customers, we leverage technology and our flexible delivery models to drive performance and business value throughout a customer's enterprise. YASH Customer centric engagement and managed services delivery framework integrate specialized domain and consulting capabilities with proprietary methodologies and solution Offerings to provision application, infrastructure and end user focused right-sourcing services. Headquartered in the United States with Delivery and Sales Centers globally, YASH serves its customers across six continents.

Lunch Partners

  • HCL

    HCL Technologies is a global IT services company with around $7B in revenue and 110,000 Ideapreneurs working in 32 countries. HCL focuses on transformational outsourcing, underlined by innovation and value creation, offering an integrated portfolio of services including software-led IT solutions, remote infrastructure management, engineering and R&D services and digitalization services.

    https://www.hcltech.com/

Reception Partners

  • AISERA

    AISERA offers first of its kind, proactive, personalized and predictive AI Service Management (AISM) solution that’s built to disrupt Customer Support. AISERA radically improves customer satisfaction and user experience, and drastically reduce cost of Service Desk. The Next Generation IT Service Management (ITSM) solution built for Multi-Cloud to Empower Users & Service Agents.

    https://www.aisera.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

  • SIM Dallas

    Founded in 1983, the Dallas/Fort Worth Area Chapter of SIM is the regional organization for top information executives in North Texas. Its membership includes senior information technology executives from more than 140 local private and public industry organizations, government agencies, and universities. Members gather monthly to engage in conversations with top practitioners, industry leaders, and nationally recognized experts in information systems and management practices. Our social hour and dinner-meeting format provide ample opportunity to discuss important managerial and technical issues and to network with their peers from industry and government. Meetings are generally held on the first Monday of each month (except July) with a traditional year-end Holiday Banquet and Awards ceremony held in December. Members also enjoy a vendor-sponsored Golf Tournament each May. For more information please contact membership@sim-dfw.org.

  • Year Up Dallas/Fort Worth

    Year Up Dallas/Fort Worth launched in Fall 2016 on the campus of El Centro College. Year Up Dallas/Fort Worth offers an intensive, one-year program for college students, ages 18-24, combining professional coaching, hands-on skill development, and internships at some of America’s top companies. As college students, our young adults have access to the library, tutoring resources, and other services offered by the college, in addition to the services offered by Year Up. As students work toward completing a degree at El Centro College, Year Up Dallas/Fort Worth provides them with professional development and work experience, preparing graduates to launch a meaningful career.

    http://www.yearup.org/about-us/our-locations/dallas-fort-worth

Renaissance Dallas Hotel

2222 N Stemmons Fwy
Dallas, TX

Room rate is $239/night. This rate expires on February 12, 2018.

To book a room, please call (214) 631-2222 and mention the CIO Executive Leadership 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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