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2018 San Francisco CIO Executive Leadership Summit

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JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square, San Francisco, CA

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

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

The courageous leadership traits needed to foster a culture of innovation and transformation on the path to genius will be the focal point of the 2018 San Francisco CIO Executive Leadership Summit.

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

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

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

  • Tom Cullen

  • Christopher Desautel
    VP & CIO
    Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies

    Christopher Desautel has over 20 years experience delivering innovative ways to use information and technology to enable companies to grow, reduce cost, delight customers, and achieve competitive advantage.  He has expertise in business and IT strategy, business process re-engineering, group start-ups and turn-arounds, mergers and acquisitionsand cloud computing.  He also has extensive experience delivering successful technology solutions for e-Business, Insurance, ERP, Supply Chain, Sales and Marketing, and Business Intelligence.

    Mr. Desautel joined Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies (BHHC) as VP and Chief Information Officer in July of 2013.  As a member of the senior leadership team, he is responsible for leading the Information Technology group and establishing and implementing the IT strategy for the organization. 

    Prior to BHHC, Mr. Desautel has held various leadership positions including SVP and CIO at SeaBright Holdings, VP in Information Technology at Safeco, and Global IT Executive at Delphi. 

    Mr. Desautel began his career as a management consultant with Andersen and Deloitte Consulting where he worked with Fortune 500 companies to implement IT and business improvement programs.

    He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University in Engineering with a concentration in operations management.

  • Beth Devin
    Head, Innovation Network
    Citi Ventures


  • Mark Egan

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

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

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

  • Sven Gerjets
    EVP, CTO
    Mattel, Inc.

  • Prakash Kota

  • 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.

  • Hunter Muller
    President & CEO
    HMG Strategy

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

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

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

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



  • Wendy Pfeiffer

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

  • Todd Pierce
    Healthcare and Life Sciences Board Member and Executive

    Guided by the belief that all lives have equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. As chief digital officer, Todd Pierce shapes and leads the integrated strategy for technology and digital platforms in service of the foundation’s mission.

    Prior to joining the foundation, Todd was the senior vice president of the Healthcare and Life Sciences industry at salesforce.com where he led the strategy and cross-functional execution of the company's products, solutions and partnerships for the industry. He joined salesforce.com in 2011 as the executive vice president of operations and transformation with overall responsibility for IT, real estate, security and trust. Before joining salesforce.com, he spent more than 20 years in the healthcare industry including 10 years as the chief information officer at Genentech where he led the company’s move to cloud and mobile technologies and later, as the global head of Pharma IT and Group Infrastructure for Roche. He has held several leadership positions in the public sector including the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the County of Santa Clara as chief information officer.

    Todd has a personal commitment to developing talent and building strong morale and culture in his organizations. He received a master’s degree in health policy from UC Berkeley and his undergraduate from Austin College. He currently serves on the board of directors for Dignity Health, the nation’s fifth largest nonprofit hospital system and is a passionate advocate for the LGBTQ community.

  • James Rinaldi
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory

  • Dan Roberts
    President & CEO
    Ouellette & Associates

  • Manjit Singh
    SVP & CIO
    The Clorox Company

    Manjit Singh was named senior vice president and chief information officer of The Clorox Company in November 2014 and joined the Clorox Executive Committee in August 2016. In this role, he is responsible for Clorox’s information technology organization and directing the company’s strategic technology initiatives.

    Prior to assuming this position, Singh led the industry solutions group at Box Inc., responsible for aligning strategies with key customers across different industries. He also served as CIO for Las Vegas Sands and Chiquita Brand International as well as regional CIO for Gillette in Singapore. Early in his career, he worked for Procter & Gamble, where he pioneered the company’s digital marketing footprint and set up early e-commerce capabilities.  

    He has been honored as an InformationWeek Top 50 Global CIO, InformationWeek Top Innovator and Influencer, ComputerWorld Premiere 100 Leader, Consumer Goods Technology Magazine Visionary, and CIO 100 award winner.

    Singh earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and computer science from the State University of New York at Binghamton and a Master of Science degree in computer science from Indiana University.

  • Muddu Sudhakar
    Entrepreneur & Executive

    Muddu Sudhakar is successful Entrepreneur and Executive. Muddu Sudhakar was VP & GM of Big Data, Machine Learning/AI, Security and IoT, Splunk (www.splunk.com).  At Splunk Muddu has been working on applications of AI/Machine learning, Big data platform, Thin & Thick App development platform, Open source technologies, IoT Analytics solutions and Cyber Security products. Before that Muddu was CEO of Caspida (www.caspida.com) and Caspida is leader in next-generation Cyber Security & Threat detection using Machine learning. Muddu and team are instrumental in creating new Cyber security market category called “User Behavioral Analytics (UBA)”. Muddu Sudhakar is a seasoned and successful entrepreneur and executive in the Silicon Valley.  Muddu was VP & GM at VMware (www.vmware.com) and Pivotal (www.pivotal.io) from 2012 to 2014 for Big Data Analytics, Machine learning and Cloud Services. At VMware & Pivotal Muddu had responsibility for wide range of projects Big Data Analytics, Cloud Services, Mobile Security.  Muddu was co-founder and CEO of Cetas (www.cetas.net) which was acquired by VMware in 2012.  At EMC (www.emc.com) Muddu was Chief Strategy Advisor, VP & GM for Cloud Information Services. Muddu work involved Cloud Infrastructure and Cloud Information Services at EMC. Muddu was CEO & Founder of Kazeon from 2003 to 2010 (www.kazeon.com) which was acquired by EMC (www.emc.com) and Kazeon is leader in Enterprise Information Management. Muddu lead Kazeon to be a leader in Information Security, eDiscovery, and Enterprise Search markets. Before Kazeon in 2003, he was Co-founder & President of Sanera Systems, a next-generation SAN technology company. Sanera was started in 1999 and was acquired by McData (Brocade) in 2003.  From 1996 to 2000, Sudhakar was lead architect and designer of CPU and server technology at Silicon Graphics, Inc. 

    Sudhakar holds a PhD and MS in Computer Science from University of California, Los Angeles and a BS in Electronics & Communications Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.  He is widely published in industry journals and conference proceedings and has more than 20 patents in Cyber Security, Big data analytics, Machine learning, Analytics, Cloud Services, SaaS Apps, Enterprise Search, Information Management, Distributed systems, Storage technologies, SAN/NAS, Server technologies, Virtualization, Search, Information security, Networking technology and VLSI chip design.

  • Ricardo Sunderland
    Egon Zehnder

    Ricardo Sunderland is a member of Egon Zehnder International’s San Francisco office where he focuses on the Talent Management needs of the Financial Services sector in the West Coast of the USA, with particular focus on Banking and Insurance services. He also leads the Firm’s “FinTech” practice group globally.

    Prior to joining Egon Zehnder International, Mr. Sunderland was the Managing Director of the Latin America Financial Services practice at BearingPoint (formerly KPMG Consulting), a top five Systems Integration and Management Consulting Firm, where he lead large and complex transformational mandates within the Banking and Insurance sectors. Earlier, Ricardo held various Management roles for Citigroup, including Senior Vice President of its Global Consumer Business e-Commerce B.U. with Finance accountability over thirteen countries. The early stages of Mr. Sunderland’s banking career centered on risk management cycle responsibilities within the Retail Banking product suite, including credit cards, auto & personal loans, and home loans.
    Ricardo has an MBA from the IPADE University and a BS in Finance & Marketing from Iberoamericana University.

  • Eric Wilson
    EVP & CIO, Security and Facilities
    SAFE Credit Union

    With over 30 years of global IT and Operations experience, Strategy and Business Development, Eric Wilson brings a diverse wealth of knowledge and expertise from a variety of industries and markets.

    Eric is EVP/CIO at Safe Credit Union. He oversees IT Strategy, Operations, Security and Facilities. Pervious he was SVP/ CTO of IT Core Services at Rabobank NA, provider of financial products to the Food and Agriculture sector.

    Prior to Rabobank, Eric was President/Managing Partner of TEK Market Place, providing management consulting in strategy, operations and business development to companies in financial services, retail and technology sector.

    Previous he was VP of Operations & CIO at Fusionstorm, a global provider of technology solutions, responsibilities included  cloud services division, technology strategy, supply chain logistics, purchasing, managed services, travel, and facilities.

    Prior to this Eric was the SVP & CIO of Raley's, a 3.5b+ high-end food retailer in California, Nevada and New Mexico.

    Eric serves on the Boards and Advisory Boards of several technology companies and technology associations. He graduated from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada with a degree in computer science and business administration.

  • Jedidiah Yueh
    Founder and Chairman

    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.


April 26, 2018, 7:00 AM-5:30 PM
JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM        

Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking

8:00 AM - 8:20 AM  

Welcome and Introduction

Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy

8:20 AM - 9:00 AM

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

Tom Cullen, CIO, Driscoll's

Todd Pierce, Healthcare and Life Sciences Board Member and Executive

TBD: Magenic

TBD: Tintri

Moderator:  Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy

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.

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

9:30 AM - 9:50 AM

HMG Lead, Innovate, Disrupt Tech Talk:  Reinventing the American Dream

Jedidiah Yueh, 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.

9:50 AM - 10:30 AM

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

Muddu Sudhakar, Entrepreneur & Executive

Additional panelists being confirmed.

Moderator:  Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy

In this session, technology executives will share best practices for applying AI, machine learning and analytics to reinvent the enterprise in the digital age. They will be joined by top VC executives who will share valuable insights into the technologies and companies that are on the horizon to deliver the most innovative opportunities.

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM 

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM  

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

Christopher Desautel, VP & CIO, Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies

Wendy Pfeiffer, CIO, Nutanix

TBD:  Adobe

Additional panelists being confirmed.

Moderator:  Hunter Muller, President and CEO, 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.         


11:50 AM - 1:00 PM  


1:00 PM - 1:30 PM  

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

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

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

Ricardo Sunderland, Global FinTech Leader, Egon Zehnder International

Moderator:  Beth Devin,Head, Innovation Network, Citi Venture

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.     

1:30 PM - 2:10 PM


2:10 PM - 2:40 PM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

2:40 PM - 3:40 PM 

EXECUTIVE ROUNDTABLE WORKGROUPS: Exploring the Five Most Impactful Technologies of 2018 

These moderated executive roundtable discussions allow attendees to brainstorm on the top opportunities for applying specific technologies along with the challenges that must be overcome to succeed.

  1. AI and Machine Learning (SESSION LEAD:  tbd)
  2. Cloud (SESSION LEAD:  tbd)
  3. Blockchain (SESSION LEAD:  tbd)
  4. Career and Leadership (SESSION LEAD:  Tony Leng, Managing Director and CIO Practice Leader, Diversified Search)
  5. Digital Disruption (SESSION LEAD:  Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy)

3:40 PM - 3:50 PM

Transition Break

3:50 PM - 4:30 PM

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Lead Courageously as the CEO of Technology 

Sven Gerjets, EVP & CTO, Mattel, Inc.

Jim Rinaldi, CIO, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Manjit Singh, SVP & CIO, Clorox

Additional panelists being confirmed.

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 while striking a balance between the current and future states.            

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Raffle Prizes and Executive Networking Reception

Platinum Partners

  • Adobe

    Adobe innovations drive the future of digital media. Adobe tools help customers create highly compelling content, deliver it across diverse media and devices, and then optimize it through systematic targeting and measurement. Only Adobe offers this complete spectrum of capabilities, providing a critical competitive edge in today's ever-changing media landscape. To learn more, please visit http://www.adobe.com/solutions/digital-media.html

  • Magenic

    Magenic is a digital technology-consulting firm that helps get your digital products to market faster. Magenic has the right strategy, the right process, and the right people to deliver your digital products with unmatched quality and speed.

  • 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.

  • 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.


Gold Partners

  • 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.


Supporting Partners

  • Delphix

    Delphix's mission is to free companies from data friction and accelerate innovation. The Delphix Dynamic Data Platform allows data to be securely delivered to every stakeholder, across on-premise, cloud & hybrid environments, at the speed required to enable rapid development and delivery of applications and solutions. The Delphix Dynamic Data Platform provides a comprehensive approach to DataOps, enabling companies to easily deliver and secure data, wherever it exists.


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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


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.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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).


JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square

515 Mason Street
San Francisco, CA

Room rate is $279/night. This rate expires on April 3, 2018.

To book a room, please call 1-800-228-9290 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.


For more information contact us:

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