Upcoming Summits

2018 CIO Summit of America

, New York, NY

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

In today’s fast-changing business landscape, it’s not your competitors that threaten your company’s survival. It’s your organization’s willingness and capacity to disrupt its existing business model or be disrupted. Because the CIO is at the center of the digital transformation journey s/he is uniquely positioned to deliver fearless leadership, fuse emerging technologies with process redesign and people skills, partner with the C-suite and board of directors, and successfully navigate the business into the future.

The courageous leadership traits needed to foster a culture of innovation and transformation on the path to genius will be the focal point of the 2017 CIO Summit of America.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Kurt Brungardt
    Managing Partner

  • Dana Deasy
    Former Managing Director & Global CIO
    JPMorgan Chase & Co.

  • Michelle Garvey
    Chief Information Officer
    J. Crew

    Ms. Garvey previously held CIO positions with ANN INC., Warnaco, Brooks Brothers, Memberworks, and Sportmart, with previous experience at retailers such as Crate and Barrel, the Registry Stores, and Ames Department Stores, after starting her career in consulting with Arthur Andersen. Ms. Garvey holds a BS in Civil Engineering and an MBA in Finance from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

  • Stephen Gold
    EVP, Technology and Operations Innovation, Chief Information Officer
    CVS Health

    Stephen Gold is the Executive Vice President, CVS Health and Chief Information Officer. In this role since July 2012, Gold is the company’s senior technology executive, with responsibility for all information systems and technology operations as well as for Client Services Operations within CVS/Caremark.

    A seasoned executive with more than 30 years of information systems management experience, Gold was previously SVP and CIO for Avaya. Prior to joining Avaya, Gold was EVP, Chief Information Officer and Corporate Chief Technology Officer for GSI Commerce where he was responsible for product development, product marketing, systems architecture, product engineering and technology operations for one of the nation’s premier eCommerce solutions providers. Previously Gold was divisional CIO at Merck &Co. He was also CIO at Medco Health Solutions, where he was the founder and General Manager of Medco.com.

  • Tom Greene
    Chief Information & Business Services Officer
    Colgate-Palmolive Company

    Tom is Chief Information & Business Services Officer at Colgate-Palmolive, responsible for all aspects of Information Technology and Global Business Services.

    Tom joined Colgate in 2002 as Vice President, Americas Global Information Technology. He led the creation of a new Americas IT organization that consolidated several divisional IT organizations into one operation, serving 60% of the company’s business. This consolidation was a major step towards centralizing IT services.

    In 2006, Tom became Vice President, Global Development, responsible for leveraging Colgate’s SAP investment through the development of new, state-of-the-art information systems.  Through several co-developments with SAP, he spearheaded the adoption of new SAP technologies, including SAP HANA.  These technologies significantly improved the speed and visibility of information for better decision making.  In 2007, he was promoted to Chief Information Officer.

    In 2012, Tom was charged with establishing Colgate’s first Global Business Services organization to standardize business processes and maximize resource synergies.  Today, that group provides services in the areas of Finance, Customer Service & Logistics, Procurement, Human Resources and Analytics, generating significant efficiencies across these critical business functions.

    Prior to joining Colgate, Tom held several division CIO positions at Honeywell and various Information Technology roles at Mars, Inc. and J.P. Morgan. He holds a BS degree in Finance from the University of Delaware and an MBA from Rutgers University.

    Tom is a member of several external information technology boards including: The Research Board, SAP Executive Advisory Board, IBM Board of Advisors, and the CIO Strategy Exchange.

    In 2011, he was elected as a Corporate Officer.

  • Roger Gurnani
    EVP, Chief Information and Technology Architect

    Roger Gurnani is EVP, Chief Information and Technology Architect, responsible for the information technology strategy, systems development and operations for Verizon Communications. Before being named to his current position in October 2010, Gurnani was senior vice president of new product development for Verizon Wireless and was responsible for the innovation, development and commercialization of consumer and business products. From 2005 to 2008, Gurnani served as the president of the West area for Verizon Wireless, responsible for the company's operations throughout the western United States. Gurnani was one of the founding officers of Verizon Wireless. Until 2005, he served as vice president and chief information officer, helping to oversee and complete the integration of the domestic wireless operations of Bell Atlantic, Vodafone AirTouch and GTE at the company’s inception in 2000. He had previously served as vice president and chief information officer at Bell Atlantic Mobile. Gurnani is a graduate of Auburn University and holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in industrial and systems engineering.

  • John Hill
    EVP & COO

  • Robert Lux
    EVP & CIO
    Cenlar FSB


  • Harry Moseley
    CIO and Managing Director

    Harry Moseley serves as the CIO of KPMG, an audit, tax and advisory services firm with more than 27,000 employees and partners throughout the U.S. In the last two and a half years leading KPMG’s Technology program, his visionary leadership has spurred immense transformation within the organization and for KPMG clients.

    Harry leads all aspects of the firm’s technology platform and capabilities, including internal support and client-facing technology service offerings, working to maximize existing and future technology investments. As a 30-year veteran of the technology industry, he continues to link innovation and technology enablement to the firm’s growth and world-class client service. He and his team of 900 employees supplemented with on/offshore contractors drive innovation in technology to deliver business value, help clients embrace change, manage risk and security, and maintain operational excellence. He is a proponent of embracing new technology and quickly adapting to changing needs to ensure KPMG is an industry leader in technology capabilities and enablement.

    Most importantly, Harry has launched an integral initiative to transform KPMG into a “real-time firm”, utilizing up-to-the-minute data and cloud technology to provide “a single source of truth” for professionals on the device of their choice. KPMG Technology launched an effective and impactful firmwide cybersecurity awareness and education campaign, prioritized mobile capabilities to keep professionals connected and productive on the go, instituted clear-cut ways to measure and manage the rate and extent of technology improvement, and greatly enhanced firmwide performance and productivity through innovative applications for KPMG professionals – this effort is coined “the power of one”. By taking a consumer technology approach to corporate technology, Harry strives to revolutionize the way KPMG uses and views technology in the professional world so it's as good, if not better than, consumer technology.

    In addition to his vital leadership and guidance at KPMG, Harry was a firm representative at the White House for discussions hosted by the U.S. Office of Science and Technology Policy and the National Economic Council to help government and employers tap into non-traditional hiring avenues. Harry is an advocate of creating a diverse, dynamic technology team, hiring veterans and those from underserved communities through not-for-profit organizations, making an effort to meet all new hires personally, and prioritizing in-depth training and open communication. He lives and leads by example, spending his free time fundraising for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society through the Team in Training cycling program.

    Prior to KPMG, Harry was CIO of The Blackstone Group, EVP of technology for Mantas, a managing director of IT with Credit Suisse First Boston, and managing director/CTO - Americas with UBS. He was a panelist at the 2014 MIT Sloan Symposium and a speaker at the 2013 TIBCO User Conference, and was recently named to Computerworld’s Premier 100 IT Leaders list.

  • 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.



  • Steve Phillpott
    Western Digital Corporation

    Steve Phillpott was named Chief Information Officer for Western Digital Corporation in October 2015. Prior to this, he was CIO for HGST, a Western Digital brand. As the CIO of Western Digital, he oversees the worldwide IT department encompassing infrastructure and operations, global applications, enterprise data management and IT security. Steve works with leaders to provide strategic and tactical IT direction, which often includes utilizing Cloud, SaaS, Social, Web, Mobile and Big Data to drive business innovation and value. Based in the U.S. headquarters in Irvine, Calif., he manages WDC’s global, multi-disciplined IT team.

    Prior to joining HGST, Steve was CIO for Amylin Pharmaceuticals, a leading provider of drugs for the treatment of diabetes.  Steve was previously the CIO of Proflowers.com, a high-volume e-commerce retailer, and the VP of IT for Global Enterprise Applications at Invitrogen (now Thermo Fisher Scientific).  Prior to that, he held various leadership positions at companies including Memec (Avnet), Gateway and Qualcomm. 

    A recognized industry expert, Steve has received numerous industry awards. Most recently, he was recognized among Computerworld’s top 100 IT leaders for 2016. Additionally, he was named a finalist in the Public Company category in the Bay Area CIO of the Year Awards for 2016. He is a frequent speaker on IT innovation, transformation and cloud migration strategies at many leading industry events, including Amazon Executive Summit, and events sponsored by Gartner, Forrester, BIO-IT World, Information Week 500 and numerous others.

    Steve received his BS in Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, and holds a MBA in Technology Management from the University of Phoenix.




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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Larry Quinlan
    Global CIO

    Larry Quinlan is a principal at Deloitte LLP. He serves as Global Chief Information Officer (CIO) and sits on Deloitte’s U.S. Executive and Global Operating Committees.

    As CIO, Quinlan chairs the Global CIO Council and has responsibility for all facets of technology including strategy, applications, infrastructure, support, and execution. Quinlan spends significant time working with major clients discussing technology strategy, trends, and leadership.

    He has been with Deloitte since 1988 and has served in a variety of leadership roles including National Managing Principal for Process Excellence, leading the enterprise-wide effort to increase margins and effectiveness using the Lean Six Sigma methodology.

    Quinlan holds an MBA from Baruch College, City University of New York and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of the West Indies.

    He has been widely quoted in major publications including CIO.com, ForbesThe Wall Street Journal and InformationWeek and has spoken at major industry events. Additionally, he has been honored by institutions and publications including STEMconnector's 100 Diverse Corporate Leaders in STEM, the Nashville Business Journal (2014 CIO Award), American Foundation for the University of The West Indies (Vice Chancellor's Award), CARAH (Outstanding Corporate Contribution to Corporate America), and CIO Magazine (2012 CIO 100 Award).

    Quinlan serves on the boards of NPower, the Executive Leadership Foundation, National Cyber Education Industry Advisory, and the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NY).

  • John Repko
    Johnson Controls

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

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

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

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

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



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