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2018 CIO Summit of America

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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 CIO Summit of America.


  • 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Richard M. Entrup
    Global CIO
    Christie's

    Richard Entrup is the Global Chief Information Officer at Christie’s with responsibility for the global strategic vision and leadership of Christie’s Information Technology, Cybersecurity and Digital transformation initiatives.  

    Prior to Christie’s, Richard held various technology leadership roles at prominent global brands including Disney/ABC TV Group, Time Warner Inc., The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Viacom, and Tiffany & Company. Richard also served as CIO at a major global law firm and several healthcare companies with documented success aligning technology investment to strategic business objectives. He has significant experience managing all areas of traditional IT as well as Digital Media, Online/Digital Marketing, Internet/eCommerce, Multi-Channel Retail, Broadcasting, Telecommunications, Data & Analytics, Physical & Data Security, Audio Visual, and Venue Management.

    A passionate advocate of continuing education, mentoring, and paying it forward, Richard is an active mentor to students enrolled in the Executive Master of Science in Technology Management Program at Columbia University and a Taproot Foundation Pro Bono Advisor to non-profits via the Disney VoluntEARS program. He is also an Advisory Board Member at HMG Strategy and CIO Perspectives and a frequent speaker and panelist at HMG Strategy, CDM Media, CIO Perspectives, and Landmark Ventures technology summits. Richard has also been a guest speaker and lecturer at Fordham Business School, Ohio University, Women in Technology International (WITI), and the Levin Institute.

  • Clark Golestani
    President, Emerging Businesses & Global CIO
    Merck

    Golestani is President, Emerging Businesses and Global Chief Information Officer at Merck, where he is responsible for the company’s portfolio of health services and solutions companies inclusive of the company’s venture and equity funds, as well as the company’s global information technology organization, strategy and worldwide execution spanning all lines of business inclusive of Human Health and Animal Health BioPharma. Golestani serves as a director on the Board of Directors of Seal Software (www.seal-software.com), the leading provider of contract discovery, extraction, and analytics capabilities, and UMUC Ventures, a not-for-profit organization, established by the University of Maryland University College (umuc.edu), that develops innovative businesses and partnerships, supporting efforts to reduce the cost of higher education for adult learners while addressing the workforce needs of the 21st century.  Golestani also serves on the advisory councils for multiple venture funds and technology product and services companies. Previous Merck responsibilities included the global head of IT for Merck’s R&D division; Leadership of the Company’s global IT capability supporting corporate functions; Leadership and development of the Company’s IT strategy, portfolio, and enterprise architecture; Leadership of the company’s global computing services, eBusiness, and information security capabilities; as well as various leadership and management roles across the company.  Prior to joining Merck, Golestani was a principal with Oracle Corporation’s consulting practice. Previously, Golestani served on the Board of Directors for Liaison Technologies (www.liaison.com), and NPower (www.npower.org). Golestani has a degree in Management Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management, and was a co-founder of Cambridge, Massachusetts based Cross Road Technologies, Inc..
     

  • Marc Hamer
    Corporate VP, Digital and Global CIO
    Sealed Air Corporation

    Marc Hamer joined Sealed Air as Chief Information Officer in November of 2016. Marc has overall responsibility for Sealed Air’s information systems globally. He is responsible for ensuring that our technologies achieve our long-term goal of consolidating all financial, HR, procurement and transportation systems globally as well as achieving the company’s goals and driving business enablement. In addition, Marc will be key in delivering Sealed Air’s digital strategy.

    Marc has more than 20 years of global experience in information technology. Previously, he was VP of Business Services and CIO at Babcock & Wilcox, a global leader in energy and environmental technologies and services for the power and industrial markets. Prior to that, he was the VP of IT for the $5B distribution business of Thermo Fisher Scientific and also led IT Shared Services for them. Earlier in his career, Marc was the CIO of Raytheon’s Intelligence Business and held a number of positions of increasing responsibilities over his nine years spent at Northrop Grumman. Marc also sits on Advisory boards for Insight Venture Management and Firemon and has been published numerous times in technology and business journals.

  • 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.

  • Sean Lennon
    SVP & Global CIO
    Allergan, Plc

    Sean Patrick Lennon, a visionary leader who drives transformation of global, multi-billion dollar organizations from the inside out, has pushed Allergan to become the fastest-growing, most dynamic pharmaceutical company in global healthcare. In his role with Allergan IT, Sean has successfully directed integration and divestiture activities for 40+ acquisitions and divestitures since 2010. His know-how enabled the business to rapidly scale, setting the stage for Allergan’s record growth. With Sean’s unparalleled expertise in highly-efficient integration, Allergan IT has captured over $240 million in cost savings by realizing synergies and strategically restructuring during the mergers and acquisitions process. With an eye on aligning the company’s IT strategy and business strategy, Sean spearheads all aspects of technology vision, product development, and delivery of customer-oriented infrastructure services, guiding more than 30,000 Allergan associates around the world. 

    Prior to joining Watson Pharmaceuticals, now Allergan, Sean served as Vice President of Global Infrastructure Services at Novartis Pharmaceuticals, one of the largest healthcare companies globally. At Novartis, he consolidated client services to their highest satisfaction ratings and reduced budget by $100 million. In 2002, Sean was recruited by pharmaceutical services company C3i to fix its struggling business, a turnaround that he resourcefully executed in less than 60 days as Senior Vice President and General Manager. Sean found his start in the industry with Schering Plough Pharmaceuticals. In 1996, he characteristically rolled up his sleeves to convert Schering Plough’s Managed Care and Health Management group from an entity not delivering value, to a top team in the business with the highest IT satisfaction. Sean initially proved his worth to the company as a consultant in 1994, when he designed and developed the first Third-Party Data Warehouse system in the industry, enabling Schering Plough to deploy its field sales organizations up to 10 days faster than the competition and at a reduced cost.

    Sean is in the highest echelon of experience for managing large technical organizations and leading the development and implementation of business-driven IT programs. He also has extensive operational and financial experience, overseeing all IT Financial Planning and Analysis, leading IT business plan development, financial forecasting, financial analysis, and capital commitment planning, as well as competitive analysis and benchmarking. Sean possesses strong communication acumen, skilled at delivering technology-oriented messages to non-technology-oriented people. He has succeeded in breaking down the walls between IT and other business units positioning IT as a key strategic partner. Sean is consistently recognized as a top performer in both measurable results and organization-shaping behaviors. He is very organized and results-oriented with strong process management abilities; he also possesses the insight required to build and focus the high energy of creative teams. Extremely customer-focused, Sean has extensive experience working internationally, having traveled to and done business in more than 50 countries worldwide. He sits on several advisory committees and has received numerous industry honors and recognitions for leadership in delivering innovative technology solutions. Sean was named 2015 “CIO of the Year” by NJ Tech Council. 

    Sean has 32 years of technical and IT management experience, including 21 years specific to Life Sciences. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Business Management from St. John’s University in New York.

  • Beverly Lieberman
    President
    Halbrecht Lieberman Associates

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Harry Moseley
    CIO and Managing Director
    KPMG

    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.

     

     

  • Earl Newsome
    VP & CIO
    Praxair, Inc.

    Earl Newsome was appointed vice president and chief information officer of Praxair, Inc. in 2016. He is responsible for global information technology services.

    Most recently, Newsome served as CIO and vice president of Digital for TE Connectivity, a global manufacturer of connectivity and sensor solutions, where he built and optimized a high-performing IT organization across the company’s diverse business units and functions.

    Prior to his role with TE Connectivity, Newsome developed and managed a long-term IT Shared Services strategy for the Estee Lauder Companies, which included a global SAP deployment and the creation of the company’s Global Innovation Lab. He was also a Partner at Deloitte & Touche and held senior management positions at Bowne & Company and Owens-Illinois.

    Newsome earned a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the United States Military Academy, West Point, where he remains involved as part of the West Point Mentor Program.

    Praxair, Inc. is a leading industrial gas company in North and South America and one of the largest worldwide. With market capitalization of approximately $40 billion and 2016 sales of $11 billion, the company employs over 26,000 people globally and has been named to the Dow Jones® World Sustainability Index for 15 consecutive years. Praxair produces, sells and distributes atmospheric, process and specialty gases, and high-performance surface coatings. Our products, services and technologies are making our planet more productive by bringing efficiency and environmental benefits to a wide variety of industries, including aerospace, chemicals, food and beverage, electronics, energy, healthcare, manufacturing, primary metals and many others.

  • Steve Phillips
    Chairman of the Board
    Wick Communications

    Steve Phillips was formerly senior vice president and chief information officer for Avnet, Inc., reporting to Avnet CEO Rick Hamada. He was a member of the Avnet Executive Board and a corporate officer.

    Mr. Phillips came to Avnet with the 2005 acquisition of Memec, where he served as senior vice president and chief information officer since 2004. Prior to joining Memec, Mr. Phillips was senior vice president and chief information officer for Gateway Inc. He was previously the IT leader for Diageo’s European foods business. Early in his career, he served in a number of engineering and operations leadership roles at Thorn EMI.

    Under Mr. Phillips' leadership, Avnet has been recognized with multiple IT awards, including CIO 100, InfoWorld Green 15 and InformationWeek Elite 100. In 2015, Mr. Phillips was inducted into CIO magazine’s CIO Hall of Fame, a lifetime achievement that honors IT executives and visionaries whose leadership has significantly impacted the field of IT. Additionally, he received an HMG Strategy Transformational CIO Leadership Award in 2012 and was named a Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leader in 2011.

    Mr. Phillips is chairman of the board at Wick Communications, a news and specialty publications company. From 2008 through 2011, he served as chairman of the board of the Arizona Technology Council, a trade association that represents Arizona's technology industry.

    Mr. Phillips holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronic Engineering from Essex University and a post-graduate Diploma in Management Studies from the University of West London.  He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

  • 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
    Deloitte

    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
    CIO
    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.

     

     

  • John Rossman
    Managing Director
    Alvarez & Marsal

    John Rossman is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal in Seattle, specializing in technology strategy, multi-channel operations scaling and platform enablement in multiple industries including retail, service and public sector.

    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.

  • Jim Routh
    CSO
    Aetna

    Jim Routh is the Chief Security Officer and leads the Global Security function for Aetna. He is the Chairman of the NH-ISAC Board. He serves on the Board of the National Cyber Security Alliance and is a member of the Advisory Board of the ClearSky Security Fund. He is on the Advisory Committee for the UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity.  He previously served as a Board member of the FS-ISAC and led several committees and working groups.   He was formerly the Global Head of Application & Mobile Security for JP Morgan Chase. Prior to that he was the CISO for KPMG, DTCC and American Express and has over 30 years of experience in information technology and information security as a practitioner, management consultant and leader of technology, analytic and information security functions for global firms. 

    Jim is the winner of the 2017 Evanta Breakaway Leaders Award, 2016 Security Alliance Award for Innovation, 2016 ISE Luminary Leadership Award, the Northeast and the 2014 North American Information Security Executive of the Year for Healthcare, the 2009 BITS Leadership Award for outstanding leadership of the Supply Chain Working Group sponsored by the financial industry in collaboration with NIST and the Department of Treasury. He was the 2007 Information Security Executive of the Year for the Northeast. He is a widely recognized expert in designing innovative controls using early stage technology companies that improve risk management while also being cost effective.  

  • Jim Swanson
    CIO
    Monsanto Company

    James Swanson is Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Monsanto, a leading global agricultural company. Jim leads the 1,200-plus employees across the global Information Technology function. Jim is responsible for the IT vision to transform Monsanto into an information-based company and deliver IT capabilities across all Monsanto’s global business. Jim is a member of Monsanto’s Corporate Strategy Leadership Team, Global Business Operations Leadership Team and Executive Team Operations Council. Jim’s previous work experience included executive and scientific roles at Merck, Johnson & Johnson and SmithKline Beecham.

  • Sigal Zarmi
    Vice Chairwoman, Global CIO
    PwC

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March 28, 2018, 7:00 AM-4:30 PM
Grand Hyatt New York, New York, NY

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 - 8:40 AM

HMG TECH TALK I

Building a Culture of Innovation The Amazon Way

John Rossman, Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal, 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.


8:40 - 9:00 AM

HMG TECH TALK II


9:00 - 9:20 AM     

HMG TECH TALK III


9:20 - 9:50 AM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


9:50 - 10:30 AM EXECUTIVE KEYNOTE: TBD

10:30 - 11:00 AM  

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


11:00 AM - 11:40 AM  

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Lead, Reimagine, Reinvent: Driving a Culture of Genius for Success and Visualizing the Road Ahead

Earl Newsome, VP & CIO, Praxair, Inc.

Larry Quinlan, Global CIO, Deloitte

Jim Swanson, CIO, Monsanto

Sigal Zarmi, Vice Chairwoman, Global CIO, PwC

Moderator:  Ramon Baez, Former SVP, Customer Evangelist, HPE and CIO Evangelist at HMG Strategy

In today’s fast-changing business environment, CEOs expect CIOs and technology executives to serve as trusted business advisors who can help the C-suite to identify and execute on new business models that will enable the company to succeed in this age of disruption. This requires a new way of thinking to identify new market opportunities and how cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, cloud, blockchain, analytics, and edge computing 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 move the business forward.


11:40 AM - 1:00 PM

Luncheon 

NY Metro SIM News


EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW:  Marc Hamer, Corporate VP, Digital and Global CIO,Sealed Air Corporation


1:00 PM - 1:40 PM  

BREAKOUT SESSION I

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Implementing a Framework for Digital Disruption

Sean Lennon, SVP & CIO, Allergan

TBD:  SAP

TBD: Tintri

Additional panelists being confirmed.

Moderator:  Steve Phillips, Chairman of the Board, Wick Communications

Executives often point to companies such as Airbnb and Uber as the poster children for digital disruption and how they’ve reimagined the customer experience in the hospitality and transportation industries, respectively. But what’s the best approach for long-established companies to head down the digital disruption path and achieve success? 

This panel of Chief Digital Officers and technology executives will discuss their roles in crafting a framework for successfully driving digital disruption and share their experiences for working with fellow members of the C-suite for plotting winning strategies.


BREAKOUT SESSION II

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

Harry Moseley, CIO and Managing Director, KPMG

TBD:  HCL

TBD: HPE

Additional panelists being confirmed.

Moderator:  John Rossman, Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal, Author of The Amazon Way Series

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.


BREAKOUT SESSION III

EXECUTIVE DISCUSSION:  Top VCs on Startup Leadership

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

You've launched a can't-miss business venture but have you thought through how to protect your organization's intellectual property assets or how to handle trademarking and branding strategies?

During this session you will hear from leading venture capitalists who will address the leadership competencies needed to succeed in today's fast-paced and disruptive environment.


1:40 PM - 2:10 PM  

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


2:10 PM - 2:50 PM 

BREAKOUT SESSION IV

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

Salem Ali, CEO, Loyakk

Rich Entrup, Global CIO, Christie's

TBD:  ASG

TBD:  Avanade

TBD: Nutanix

Moderator:  TBD

In the new digital 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 real-world applications of advanced technologies that are driving speed to market and a competitive edge.


BREAKOUT SESSION V

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

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

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

Beverly Lieberman, President, Halbrecht Lieberman Associates

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

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 needed to become a digital enterprise, no matter what industry they are in. What are the top skills and traits necessary to lead a successful digital transformation, develop collaboration with the C-suite and board, and to achieve the future vision? This panel of top technology search executives will share valuable advice on what key attributes and strategies, beyond leadership, are making some technology executives more successful than others.


BREAKOUT SESSION VI

EXECUTIVE KEYNOTE:  Jim Routh, CSO, Aetna


3:20 - 4:00 PM EXECUTIVE KEYNOTE: TBD

4:00 - 4:20 PM  

Express Break


4:20 - 5:00 PM  

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Lead Courageously as the CEO of Technology

Clark Golestani, President Emerging Businesses and CIO, Merck

John Repko, CIO, Johnson Controls

Additional panelists being confirmed.

Moderator:  E. Jeffrey Hutchinson, SVP & Global CIO, Bombardier

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 while striking a balance between the current and future states.


5:00 - 6:00 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
  • 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
  • Tintri

    Tintri provides a unique enterprise cloud platform that offers not only agility and automation, but also the control and better economics needed for agile application development and mission critical enterprise applications – all inside your own data center. Tintri enables our customers to guarantee the performance of their applications, automate IT tasks to reduce operating expenses, predict future needs, and troubleshoot across their infrastructure. That’s why leading organizations, including Comcast, Chevron, NASA, Toyota, United Healthcare and 20% of the Fortune 100, trust Tintri with enterprise cloud.

    https://www.tintri.com

Gold Partners

  • Onapsis

    Onapsis cybersecurity solutions automate the monitoring and protection of your SAP and Oracle applications, keeping them compliant and safe from insider and outsider threats. As the proven market leader, global enterprises trust Onapsis to protect the essential information and processes that run their businesses. Headquartered in Boston, MA, Onapsis serves over 200 customers including many of the Global 2000.

    www.onapsis.com
  • RingCentral

    RingCentral, Inc. (NYSE: RNG) is a global provider of cloud enterprise unified communications and collaboration solutions. More flexible and cost-effective than legacy on-premise systems, RingCentral empowers today’s mobile and distributed workforces to be connected anywhere and on any device through voice, video, team messaging, collaboration, SMS, conferencing, online meetings, contact center, and fax. RingCentral provides an open platform that integrates with today’s leading business apps while giving customers the flexibility to customize their own workflows. RingCentral is a leader in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications as a Service Worldwide for the third consecutive year. RingCentral is headquartered in Belmont, Calif.

    https://www.ringcentral.com/
  • 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

Breakfast Partners

Strategic Partners

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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 New York Metro

    SIM is an association of senior IT executives, prominent academicians, selected consultants, and other IT thought leaders built on the foundation of local chapters, who come together to share and enhance their rich intellectual capital for the benefit of its members and their organizations. SIM members strongly believe in and champion: The alignment of IT and business as a valued partnership; The creation and sharing of best practices; The effective, efficient and innovative business use of information technology to continuously bring to market valuable products and services; IT management and leadership skills development that enables our members growth at each stage of their career; The replenishment and education of future IT leaders including a strong role in influencing university curriculums and continuing education; Working with the IT industry to shape its direction; Policies and legislation that stimulate innovation, economic development, healthy competition and IT job creation; Serving our communities and the industry through giving and outreach

    http://nysim.org/
  • Wall Street Technology Association

    The Wall Street Technology Association (WSTA®) provides financial industry technology professionals, vendors, service providers, and consultants with forums to learn from and connect with each other. The WSTA facilitates seminars and networking events where members meet and exchange ideas and best practices that assist them in effectively capitalizing on technology advances and dealing with financial industry business challenges. Founded in 1967, the WSTA is a not-for-profit association with a long history of evolving to meet the needs of its members.

    https://www.wsta.org

Grand Hyatt New York

109 E 42nd Street
New York, NY

Room rate is $279/night. This rate expires on March 7, 2018.

To book a room, please call 1-212-883-1234 and mention the HMG Strategy Room Block.

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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