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2023 Washington D.C. CIO Executive Leadership Summit

District of Columbia – Tue, 09-26-2023 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Visionary Leadership:  Driving a Strategic and Secure Digital Agenda

Inflationary pressures and other macro-economic challenges are creating headwinds for technology executives and fellow members of the C-suite to execute on and achieve strategic goals through 2023. The fast-changing socio-economic landscape is prompting technology executives to become more creative than ever in a cost-conscious environment and to draw upon authentic and inclusive leadership skills to inspire their teams. Meanwhile, tech leaders will need to remain laser focused on new ransomware, phishing and crypto mining attacks amidst budgetary pressures.
Here are the four prevailing leadership and technology trends that HMG Strategy will be focusing on throughout its 2023 Executive Leadership Summit Series:

  • Innovation & Invention to Spur Revenue Growth
  • Fostering World-Class Collaboration and Teaming
  • Harnessing Advanced Technology to Drive Cost Reduction
  • Securing a Global Digital Agenda

Global economic challenges are creating unique opportunities for business technology executives to foster a collaborative culture, embrace fresh innovative approaches, and develop strong partnerships to leverage hot technologies such as AI, ChatGPT, cloud platforms and cyber technologies to securely move the needle for the business and win in tumultuous times.

September 26, 2023, 8 AM – 4:00 PM ET

8:00 – 9:00 AM 

Breakfast and Networking


9:00 – 9:20 AM                                                                        

Welcome and Introduction

Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy

Judith Apshago, Chief Digital Officer, Amtrak


9:20 – 9:40 AM

EXECUTIVE FIRESIDE CHAT:  From the C-Suite to the Boardroom: How Tech Executives Can Make a Successful Transition

MODERATOR: Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy

Emily Heath, General Partner, Cyberstarts

Shamla Naidoo, Head of Cloud Strategy, Netskope

Matt Aiello, Partner, Heidrick & Struggles

Technology executives, and cybersecurity experts in particular, are often sought after for board positions, as they bring valuable insights and expertise to the strategic direction of an organization, as well as clear communications on risk. However, transitioning from the C-suite to the boardroom is not a simple or straightforward process. It requires a shift in mindset, skills, and expectations, as well as an understanding of the different roles and responsibilities of board members.

Join us for an engaging fireside chat on how to make the transition from the C-suite to the boardroom, including how to prepare for and pursue board opportunities, communicate effectively with other board members and stakeholders, and how to add value and make an impact as a board member.


9:40 – 10:10 AM                                                                                          

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Visionary Leadership: Driving a Modern AI Enterprise and a Secure Digital Agenda

MODERATOR: Andre Mendes, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Commerce

Boyden Rohner, Associate Director for Vulnerability Management, U.S. Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agengy (CISA)

Pavan Pidugu, Chief Technology Officer, FMCSA, Department of Transportation

Lauren Heyndrickx, VP, Chief Security Officer, Chief Privacy Officer, Ralph Lauren

Joel Klein, SVP/Chief Information Officer, University of Maryland Medical System

Global economic challenges are creating unique opportunities for business technology executives to foster a collaborative culture, embrace fresh innovative approaches, and develop strong partnerships to leverage hot technologies such as AI, ChatGPT, cloud platforms and cyber technologies to securely move the needle for the business and win in tumultuous times. At the same time, tech leaders will need to remain laser focused on new ransomware, phishing and crypto mining attacks amidst budgetary pressures.

In this powerful Executive Panel discussion, world-class CIOs and technology executives will share the steps they’ve taken to cultivate a collaborative culture and embrace innovative approaches to position their companies to succeed in a challenging environment while securing the hybrid workplace.


10:10 – 10:15 AM
 
HMG 2023 Global Leadership Institute Award Presentation

 


10:15 – 10:35 AM                                                                              

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


10:35 – 11:05 AM                                                                               

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Tapping Innovative Technologies and Partnerships to Drive Cost Containment and Power Business Growth

MODERATOR: Judith Apshago, Chief Digital Officer, Amtrak

Myles Weber, CIO, Appian

Hanan Szwarcbord, VP and Chief Security Officer, Micron Technology

Kevin McCarty, Chief Information Security Officer, Cigna Healthcare

Michael Cannon, Chief Technology Officer, Stafford County Virginia

Many technology executives find themselves between a rock and a hard place. CEOs and CFOs are leaning on CIOs and technology leaders to find ways to reduce costs in a tight economy. On the other hand, technology executives are being counted upon to utilize hot technologies that can spark new business innovation and to support digital business models. This panel of executives will share use cases for advanced technologies and partnerships that can lower costs and drive new business value.


11:05 – 11:30 AM                                                                                 

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

 

11:30 – 11:50 AM                                                                                

EXECUTIVE FIRESIDE CHAT:  AI is Everywhere – How Can I Get Started?

Lee Caswell, SVP, Product & Solutions Marketing, Nutanix interviewed by Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy

AI has caught the imagination of business leaders everywhere.  Learn how AI-ready infrastructure can speed the adoption of AI while protecting the value of your data.  Future-focused IT leaders need to consider the implications of how edge, core, and cloud investments can be responsibly deployed to drive competitive advantage.  

Hear from Lee Caswell, SVP Product & Solutions Marketing at Nutanix as he discusses best practices to continue to innovate in an AI world. 


11:50 AM – 1:00 PM                                                                            

Lunch and Networking

SIM Capital Area Chapter Updates

Wayne McGurk, President, SIM Capital Area Chapter

HMG 2023 Global Leadership Institute Award Presentation and Photo

Presented by:  Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy and August Pelliccio, Managing Editor – Digital, HMG Strategy

Judith Apshago, Chief Digital Officer, Amtrak

Andre Mendes, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Commerce

Stuart Kippelman, CIO & Commercial Cybersecurity Business Leader, Parsons Corporation

Ed Amoroso, Founder & CEO, TAG InfoSphere


1:00 – 1:20 PM                                                                                   

HMG INNOVATION ACCELERATOR

CEOs from top technology startups will share the challenges they solve for clients, the innovation they deliver to companies, and how their solutions are differentiated in the market. They will also provide insights into the current state of the startup landscape, and how CIOs can leverage startups to accelerate their businesses’ success. The panelists will be available to answer questions and provide feedback on how their respective solutions can help CIOs succeed.

MODERATOR: Emily Heath, General Partner, Cyberstarts

TBD, Island

TBD, Legit Security

Additional panelists being confirmed.


1:20 – 1:45 PM      

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Security Innovation: Going Beyond Protection to Make Security a Competitive Advantage

MODERATOR: Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy

Melissa Vice, Director, Vulnerability Disclosure Program (VDP), DoD Cyber Crime Center (DC3), United States Air Force

Matt Conner, CISO, Westinghouse Electric Company

Dr. Wanda Jones-Heath, DAF Principal Cyber Advisor, HQ Air Force, Pentagon

Jesse Whaley, Chief Information Security Officer, Amtrak

Cybersecurity strategies are often developed with a defensive mindset. But for companies that have strong safeguards in place, this can provide them with a competitive advantage over industry rivals – especially if they are using AI to help strengthen their posture.

In this timely and compelling executive panel discussion, CISOs and security leaders will share how cybersecurity can provide organizations with a competitive edge along with the steps that can be taken to do so and the role that AI can play in these efforts.


1:45 – 1:55 PM

FIRESIDE CHAT: Creating Magical Customer and Employee Experiences with Generative AI

Murali Nemani, CMO, Aisera interviewed by Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy

As organizations seek to harness the potential of ChatGPT and Generative AI, they face a critical question: is it possible to leverage Generative AI in the enterprise safely without worrying about AI hallucinations or data leaks?  How can trust and confidence be achieved in the responses offered, especially within mission-critical and regulated industries? 

This session will address these questions and discuss how to drive a modern AI enterprise securely using enterprise LLMs, which are grounded in your organization’s data, domains and industries. Through examining various deployments, you’ll learn how to leverage these enterprise LLMs to improve employee experience and deliver delightful customer experiences while reducing operational costs.


                                                                           

EXECUTIVE FIRESIDE CHAT: Dr. Wanda Jones-Heath, DAF Principal Cyber Advisor, HQ Air Force, Pentagon interviewed by Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy


2:05 – 2:10 PM

HMG 2023 Global Leadership Institute Award Presentation


2:10 – 2:35 PM  

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners                                                                                  


2:35 – 2:45 PM

HMG ESSENTIAL C-SUITE CONVERSATION: Why Trust Matters in AI and How We Can Achieve It

Dr. David A. Bray, Distinguished Fellow, The Stimson Center inverviewed by Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy

This HMG Essential C-Suite Conversation will address why and how CIOs, CEOs, and other C-Suite leaders must tackle the thorny issues of trust in AI for improving delivery of business outcomes. Topics to be explored include the current state of 2023 Large Language Models (LLMs) where (1) the benevolence of the machine is indeterminate (2) The competence of LLMs is questionable as existing LLMs are not fact-checking and can generate misinformation (3) The integrity of the output is questionable as the LLMs can change their stance depending on user prompts. Business technology executives planning to adopt and implement AI need to recognize that these systems are designed and trained by humans – with all the strengths and weaknesses this entails. Moreover, C-Suite leaders – especially for global organizations – must be ready to navigate a world where there are already 54 different National AI strategies around the world, and that number will only increase. Fortune favors the brave and the prepared, so join this discussion to prepare for 2024 and beyond. 


2:45 – 3:10 PM                                                                                   

BREAKTHROUGH INSIGHTS PANEL:  Generative AI:  Will it Revolutionize Customer and Employee Experiences?

MODERATOR: Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy

Swathi Young, Chief Information Officer, SustainChain

Gary Brown, Chief Privacy Officer, Westinghouse Electric Company

Dr. David A. Bray, Distinguished Fellow, The Stimson Center

Additional speakers being confirmed.

A looming recession and softening business conditions have prompted many senior leadership teams to focus on cost cutting. Nevertheless, business technology leaders are still being counted upon to help drive innovation and to create new revenue opportunities. Enter generative artificial intelligence (AI) tools like Microsoft Copilot, ChatGPT, Amazon CodeWhisperer and other cutting-edge solutions that enable innovative CIOs to achieve both objectives. Generative AI tools offer the potential to unearth fresh insights into customer preferences and shifting behaviors, fueling new business opportunities ahead of the market. Simultaneously, these tools can be used to optimize internal operations, enhance productivity, and elevate the employee experience. 

Join our executive panel discussion as world-class CIOs, technology leaders and industry executives share their recommendations for utilizing customer and enterprise data within AI tools – while protecting proprietary data. Gain invaluable insights on mining new business opportunities, maximizing data monetization, boosting organizational efficiency, and fostering an exceptional employee experience. Discover how these strategies position companies at the forefront of innovation.


3:10 – 3:20 PM                                                                                   

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


3:20 – 3:55 PM                                                                                    

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Leading as The CEO of Technology – Preparing for What’s Next

MODERATOR: Lisa Roger, Chief Information Officer, Dewberry

Ann Dunkin, Chief Information Officer, Department of Energy

Stuart Kippelman, CIO & Commercial Cybersecurity Business Leader, Parsons Corporation

Shamla Naidoo, Head of Cloud Strategy, Netskope

Wayne McGurk, Chief Information Officer and SVP of IT, NRECA

The world and the business community has experienced more turbulence in the past 3 years than we’ve seen in a century – a global pandemic, massive supply-chain disruptions, the War in Ukraine, an international recession and other geo-political shockwaves. As the CEO of Technology, CIOs need the ability to peer around the corner and to anticipate what might be coming next to enable the business to succeed. In this compelling Executive Panel discussion, world-class CIOs and industry experts share the type of leadership acumen that’s needed to succeed in today’s uncertain environment, to lead through the C-suite and the Board and to guide employees to a brighter future.

 


3:55 – 4:00 PM                                                                                   

Closing Remarks & Raffle Prizes

Chairs

Edward Amoroso

Founder & CEO
TAG Cyber LLC

Judith Apshago

VP, Chief Digital Officer
Amtrak

Chris Gates

CTO
Allstate

Sally Grant

Vice President
Darktrace

T.J. Graven

Head of Client Delivery & Engagement – North America
SAP

Kristie Grinnell

Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer
DXC Technology

Bruce Hoffmeister

CIO
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

Mike Huthwaite

Chief Information Officer / Executive IT Advisor
Hartman Executive Advisors

Wanda Jones-Heath

Principal Cyber Advisor
United States Air Force

Stuart Kippelman

Chief Information Officer & Commercial Cybersecurity Business Leader
Parsons Corporation

Joe Malfesi

Former VP, Operations
Transaction Network Services, Inc.

Wayne McGurk

Chief Information Officer and SVP IT
NRECA

Hunter Muller

Founder & CEO
HMG Strategy

Tunde Oni-Daniel

Head of Technology Operations and Engineering
OneMain Financial

Chris Stettler

Executive CIO Advisor
Hartman Executive Advisors

Advisory Board

Matt Aiello

Partner
Heidrick & Struggles

Aileen Alexander

CEO
Diversified Search

Bharat Amin

Former Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer
Huntington Ingalls Industries

Judith Apshago

VP, Chief Digital Officer
Amtrak

Dennis Arndt

Founder and CEO/CTO/CISO
Business Cyber Shield

Shawn Banerji

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

Steve Bergman

Managing Director
Strategy360 Group

Tom Berray

Managing Partner
DHR Global

Dr. David Bray

Distinguished Fellow
The Stimson Center

Jay Brodsky

Chief Digital Officer
American Geophysical Union

Michael Cannon

Former CTO
Stafford County, VA

Keith Bluestein, CISSP, PMP

Former CIO
U.S. Small Business Administration

Wendy Butler Curtis

Chief Innovation Officer
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Scott Daitzman

Managing Partner/CISO
SJD Cyber

Dr. Daniel Durand

Chief Clinical Officer
LifeBridge Health

Joe Dyer

VP, CISO
ICF International

Burt Edwards

Director, Mission Capabilities
AARP

Adrian Gardner

CEO
TheChainBlockCompany, LLC

Tommy Gardner

CTO
HP Federal

Neil Green

EVP and Chief Digital Officer
Otis Elevator Co.

Rocco Grillo

Managing Director – Global Cyber Risk Services & Incident Response Investigation
Alvarez & Marsal

John Hanly

Head of IT Services
IFPRI

Henry “Jamie” Holcombe

Chief Information Officer
US Patent and Trademark Office

E. Jeffrey Hutchinson

Digital Consulting Practice Lead
NTT Data Services

Mohamoud Jibrell

Founder & CEO
SAMA Ventures

John Kehoe

Executive VP
Involta

Stuart Kippelman

Chief Information Officer & Commercial Cybersecurity Business Leader
Parsons Corporation

Yuvi Kochar

Managing Director, Cloud First – Data & AI
Accenture

Joseph Kraus

Senior Consultant, CIO Advisory Services
Wipfli LLP

Dean Lane

EVP, CIO
The Institute of World Politics

Michael Lucas

CIO
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Israel Martinez

CEO and Global CTO
Axon Global

Matthew McCormack

CISO
BNY Mellon

Robert McHale

Senior Client Partner
Korn Ferry

Andre Mendes

Chief Information Officer
Tarrant County

Jason Molfetas

Chief Digital, Information and Security Officer
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Christopher Nelson

CIO
Beacon Roofing Supply

Tunde Oni-Daniel

Head of Technology Operations and Engineering
OneMain Financial

Bob Osborn

CTO, Global Governments
ServiceNow

Terry Owens

CIO
Honeywell – Federal Manufacturing and Technologies

James Parks

Director, Product Strategy & Transformation
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)

Bill Perlowitz

Chief Technology Lead, Defense and Intelligence Group
Leidos

Derrick Pledger

SVP & CIO
MAXIMUS

Mike Raeder

VP and CISO
Rocket Software

Dr. Richard Schroth

Chairman & CEO
Executive Insights, Ltd.

Sovan Shatpathy

SVP/Chief Technology Officer
Navy Federal Credit Union

Chad Sheridan

Chief Innovation Officer
NetImpact Strategies

David Shive

CIO
U.S. General Services Administration

Pradip Sitaram

President/Founder and Board Digital Advisor, ICmed, LLC
Galaxi Digital, LLC

Howard Spira

CIO
Export-Import Bank of the United States

David Tamayo

CIO
DCS Corporation

Presenting Partners

  • Aisera

    Aisera is the industry’s first proactive, personalized, and predictive AI Service Management (AISM) solution that is purpose-built to automate tasks and actions for IT, HR, Facilities, and Customer Service. Aisera’s next-generation AI Service Desk works with existing service desk solutions to deliver an end-to-end AI Service Experience for employees and customers. The AI Service Desk automates and resolves more than 50 percent of tasks, requests, and workflows to deliver self-service to users.

    https://www.aisera.com/
  • Nutanix

    Nutanix offers a single platform to run all your apps and data across multiple clouds while simplifying operations and reducing complexity. Trusted by companies worldwide, Nutanix powers hybrid multicloud environments efficiently and cost effectively. This enables companies to focus on successful business outcomes and new innovations.

    https://www.nutanix.com

Gold Partners

  • Denodo

    Denodo is a leader in data management. The award-winning Denodo Platform is the leading data integration, management, and delivery platform using a logical approach to enable self-service BI, data science, hybrid/multi-cloud data integration, and enterprise data services. Realizing more than 400% ROI and millions of dollars in benefits, Denodo’s customers across large enterprises and mid-market companies in 30+ industries have received payback in less than 6 months. For more information, visit www.denodo.com or call +1 877 556 2531 (US) / +44 (0) 20 7869 8053 (UK) / +65 6950 7489 (Singapore).

    https://www.denodo.com/en
  • Lakeside Software

    The future of workforce productivity will rely on digital employee experience and elimination of digital blindspots. Lakeside addresses this need with a modern cloud platform that uniquely combines complete real-time and historical experience data with intelligent edge-based analytics needed for IT to proactively improve digital employee experience at scale. ​

    https://www.lakesidesoftware.com/
  • Netskope

    Netskope, a global cybersecurity leader, is redefining cloud, data, and network security to help organizations apply zero trust principles to protect data. Fast and easy to use, the Netskope platform provides optimized access and zero trust security for people, devices, and data anywhere they go. Netskope helps customers reduce risk, accelerate performance, and get unrivaled visibility into any cloud, web, and private application activity. Thousands of customers, including more than 25 of the Fortune 100, trust Netskope and its powerful NewEdge network to address evolving threats, new risks, technology shifts, organizational and network changes, and new regulatory requirements. Learn how Netskope helps customers be ready for anything on their SASE journey.

    https://www.netskope.com/

Trailblazer Partners

  • Cyberstarts

    We have spent years building industry leading companies. We bring this trove of experience and relationships to every venture we invest in. Cyberstarts was the brainchild of many deep conversations with our most successful cyber peers to distill the holy grail that enabled us to build important companies. It soon became clear that the trajectory to success is determined at a venture’s earliest start. That our deep inside perspective and highly engaged network during this critical earliest stage were unique ingredients in our successes. By aggregating these close relationships for entrepreneurs who we believe in, we knew that we can create incredible value for our tight network of CISOs who enjoy the earliest access to solutions that they help to define. These peers became investors and Cyberstarts became the only VC primarily funded by the industry’s most successful cybersecurity founders.

    https://cyberstarts.com/about
  • Island

    Island is the browser designed for the enterprise that makes work fluid, frictionless, and fundamentally secure. With core security controls embedded in the browser itself, Island enables organizations to shape how anyone, anywhere works with their information, while delivering the Chromium-based browser experience users expect. It’s work as it was meant to be, where security is native to all users, applications, and the data between them, without it ever getting in the way.

    https://www.island.io/about
  • Legit Security

    Legit Security is a cyber security company offering a SaaS-based solution that secures an organization’s software supply chain to prevent sensitive data leaks and insecure software releases. Legit provides enterprise security leaders with the visibility and contextual information they need to minimize risk, and provides software development and DevOps leaders with tools to ensure their teams and build processes adhere to best practices. With Legit Security, your business can stay secure while releasing software fast. Software supply chain attacks and security incidents involving the SDLC are growing rapidly, and can result in devastating damage including an unfortunate multiplier effect on downstream software consumers all with one attack. The team at Legit Security is on a mission to protect companies from this rapidly growing threat with a SaaS solution that supports both cloud and on-prem resources and is very easy to implement. Contact us to learn more about our solution and career opportunities at Legit.

    http://www.legitsecurity.com

Strategic Partners

  • Egon Zehnder

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

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

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

    http://www.heidrick.com
  • Intuitive Cloud

    Intuitive is one of the fastest-growing companies in the Americas (recognized by CRN & INC 5000) focused on IT solutions, and services supporting 100+ Fortune 1000 & ISV customers on a global scale. With the reputation of being a Tiger Team & a Trusted Partner, Intuitive’s solution-centric SMEs across its core Superpowers (Public/Private/Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure, Cyber Security, AppDev, AppSecOps/DevSecOps, SRE, Data, AI/ML, Network and Digital Workspace) help solve most complex challenges and initiatives for Enterprises. Intuitive is also one of the very few recognized ProServe partners AWS (ProServe), Azure (ECIF), GCP (PSF), VMware (PSO/PCT), PANW, and Zscaler delivering engineering excellence.

    https://www.intuitive.cloud
  • 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

Alliance Partners

  • Cyberstarts

    We have spent years building industry leading companies. We bring this trove of experience and relationships to every venture we invest in. Cyberstarts was the brainchild of many deep conversations with our most successful cyber peers to distill the holy grail that enabled us to build important companies. It soon became clear that the trajectory to success is determined at a venture’s earliest start. That our deep inside perspective and highly engaged network during this critical earliest stage were unique ingredients in our successes. By aggregating these close relationships for entrepreneurs who we believe in, we knew that we can create incredible value for our tight network of CISOs who enjoy the earliest access to solutions that they help to define. These peers became investors and Cyberstarts became the only VC primarily funded by the industry’s most successful cybersecurity founders.

    https://cyberstarts.com/about
  • 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
  • GTM Capital

    GTM Capital is singularly focused on helping our portfolio companies gain a massive competitive advantage by rapidly accelerating customer traction.

    https://gtm-capital.com
  • Lightspeed Venture Partners

    Lightspeed Ventures is a global VC firm headquartered in Silicon Valley, with offices in India, Israel, and China. With over $7 billion under management, Lightspeed invests in both enterprise and consumer tech startups from early-stage to late-stage. With over 300 active startups in the portfolio, Lightspeed has invested in companies like Brocade, Informatica, Nutanix, AppDynamics, Mulesoft, zScaler, etc. Lightspeed has also created a CIO Innovation Advisory Network to connect forward-thinking IT leaders with Silicon Valley.

    http://lsvp.com
  • Menlo Ventures

    Menlo Ventures is a venture capital firm that strives to have a positive impact on everything we do. That’s why we support businesses including Betterment, Carta, Roku, Poshmark, Uber, and Warby Parker that are reimagining life and work for the better. Over 43 years, we’ve grown a portfolio that includes more than 70 public companies, over 100 mergers and acquisitions, and $5.5 billion under management. We invest at every stage and in every sector, with expertise in Consumer, Enterprise, and Healthcare. From developing market strategies to creating communities, we provide real impact where entrepreneurs need it most. When we’re in, we’re all in.

    https://www.menlovc.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 Capital Area

    The Society for Information Management (SIM) is an exclusive association for senior IT executives, prominent academicians, consultants, and other IT thought leaders built on the foundation of local chapters. SIM’s Capital Area Chapter (SIMCAC) recognizes the Greater Washington, DC area as a powerhouse for nuanced and secure technology. SIM’s mission is to connect IT leaders and deliver vital knowledge creating business value and promoting personal development within the field through our events. For more information please contact: farafrancis.sim@gmail.com

     

Marketplace Partners

  • 8x8, Inc.

    8×8 is transforming the future of business communications with XCaaS™ (eXperience Communications as a Service™). 8×8 XCaaS is the only integrated platform for contact center, voice, video meetings, team chat, and CPaaS embeddable APIs. Unlike multi-vendor environments, 8×8 XCaaS provides platform-wide reliability, lowers costs, boosts employee productivity and customer engagement, and delivers intelligence through AI-powered experiences and insights. More than 2.5 million people around the world rely on 8×8 to collaborate quicker, work smarter, and serve customers better with real-time analytics across every interaction. For organizations relying on Microsoft Teams for collaboration, 8×8 offers its 8×8 Voice for Microsoft Teams direct routing solution and 8×8 Contact Center for Microsoft Teams which is certified by Microsoft. 8×8 Voice for Microsoft Teams provides advanced telephony and contact center capabilities to further empower Microsoft Teams users. Today, more than 150,000 users rely on 8×8 for advanced communications for Teams. 8×8 is a ten-time Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS), Worldwide and seven-time Challenger in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Contact Center as a Service (CCaaS).

    https://www.8×8.com/
  • Akamai

    As the world’s largest and most trusted cloud delivery platform, Akamai makes it easier for its customers to provide the best and most secure digital experiences on any device, anytime, anywhere. Akamai’s massively distributed platform is unparalleled in scale with over 200,000 servers across 130 countries, giving customers superior performance and threat protection. Akamai’s portfolio of web and mobile performance, cloud security, enterprise access, and video delivery solutions are supported by exceptional customer service and 24/7 monitoring.

    https://www.akamai.com
  • BetterCloud

    BetterCloud is the leading SaaS Management Platform (SMP) that enables IT professionals to discover, manage and secure the growing stack of SaaS applications in the digital workplace. With an expanding ecosystem of SaaS integrations, thousands of forward thinking organizations like Zoom, Walmart, and Square now rely on BetterCloud to automate processes and policies across their cloud application portfolio. A pioneer of the SaaSOps movement, BetterCloud has built a community of more than 45K IT professionals who are embracing the new role of SaaSOps within IT organizations. The company launched the first-ever annual SaasOps-focused conference, Altitude, and publishes annually the definitive market research report, State of SaaSOps, on the market and category. BetterCloud is headquartered in New York City with offices in San Francisco, CA and Atlanta, GA. The company’s total amount raised to date is $187 million. Investors include Warburg Pincus, Accel, Bain Capital Ventures, Flybridge Capital Partners, and Greycroft Partners.

    https://www.bettercloud.com/
  • Box

    Box (NYSE:BOX) is the leading Content Cloud, a single platform that empowers organizations to manage the entire content lifecycle, work securely from anywhere, and integrate across best-of-breed apps. Founded in 2005, Box simplifies work for leading global organizations, including AstraZeneca, JLL, and Nationwide. Box is headquartered in Redwood City, CA, with offices across the United States, Europe, and Asia. Visit box.com to learn more. And visit box.org to learn more about how Box empowers nonprofits to fulfill their missions.

    https://www.box.com
  • Darktrace

    Darktrace is the world’s leading cyber AI company and the creator of Autonomous Response technology. Its self-learning AI is modeled on the human immune system and used by over 4,500 organizations to protect against threats to the cloud, email, IoT, networks and industrial systems. The company has over 1,500 employees and headquarters in San Francisco and Cambridge, UK. Every 3 seconds, Darktrace AI fights back against a cyber-threat, preventing it from causing damage.

    https://www.darktrace.com/
  • Delphix

    Delphix is the industry leader for DevOps test data management. Businesses need to transform application delivery but struggle to balance speed with data security and compliance. Our DevOps Data Platform automates data security, while rapidly deploying test data to accelerate application releases. With Delphix, customers modernize applications, adopt multi-cloud, achieve CI/CD, and recover from downtime events such as ransomware up to 2x faster. Leading companies, including Choice Hotels, and Fannie Mae, use Delphix to accelerate digital transformation and enable zero trust data management. Visit us at www.delphix.com. Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.

    www.delphix.com
  • Fortinet

    Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) makes possible a digital world that we can always trust through its mission to protect people, devices, and data everywhere. This is why the world’s largest enterprises, service providers, and government organizations choose Fortinet to securely accelerate their digital journey. The Fortinet Security Fabric platform delivers broad, integrated, and automated protections across the entire digital attack surface, securing critical devices, data, applications, and connections from the data center to the cloud to the home office. Ranking #1 in the most security appliances shipped worldwide, more than 565,000 customers trust Fortinet to protect their businesses. And the Fortinet NSE Training Institute, an initiative of Fortinet’s Training Advancement Agenda (TAA), provides one of the largest and broadest training programs in the industry to make cyber training and new career opportunities available to everyone. Learn more at https://www.fortinet.com, the Fortinet Blog, or FortiGuard Labs.

    https://www.fortinet.com/
  • LastPass

    LastPass is an award-winning password manager which helps more than 33 million registered users organize and protect their online lives. For more than 100,000 businesses of all sizes, LastPass provides password and identity management solutions that are convenient, easy to manage, and effortless to use. From enterprise password management and single sign-on to adaptive multi-factor authentication, LastPass for Business gives superior control to IT and frictionless access to users.

    https://www.lastpass.com/
  • Netskope

    Netskope, a global cybersecurity leader, is redefining cloud, data, and network security to help organizations apply zero trust principles to protect data. Fast and easy to use, the Netskope platform provides optimized access and zero trust security for people, devices, and data anywhere they go. Netskope helps customers reduce risk, accelerate performance, and get unrivaled visibility into any cloud, web, and private application activity. Thousands of customers, including more than 25 of the Fortune 100, trust Netskope and its powerful NewEdge network to address evolving threats, new risks, technology shifts, organizational and network changes, and new regulatory requirements. Learn how Netskope helps customers be ready for anything on their SASE journey.

    https://www.netskope.com/
  • Nutanix

    Nutanix offers a single platform to run all your apps and data across multiple clouds while simplifying operations and reducing complexity. Trusted by companies worldwide, Nutanix powers hybrid multicloud environments efficiently and cost effectively. This enables companies to focus on successful business outcomes and new innovations.

    https://www.nutanix.com
  • Palo Alto Networks

    Palo Alto Networks, the global cybersecurity leader, is shaping the cloud-centric future with technology that is transforming the way people and organizations operate. Our mission is to be the cybersecurity partner of choice, protecting our digital way of life. We help address the world’s greatest security challenges with continuous innovation that seizes the latest breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, analytics, automation, and orchestration. By delivering an integrated platform and empowering a growing ecosystem of partners, we are at the forefront of protecting tens of thousands of organizations across clouds, networks, and mobile devices. Our vision is a world where each day is safer and more secure than the one before. For more information, visit www.paloaltonetworks.com.

    www.paloaltonetworks.com
  • RingCentral

    RingCentral, Inc. (NYSE: RNG) is a leading provider of business cloud communications and contact center solutions based on its powerful Message Video Phone™ (MVP™) global platform. More flexible and cost effective than legacy on-premises PBX and video conferencing systems that it replaces, RingCentral empowers modern mobile and distributed workforces to communicate, collaborate, and connect via any mode, any device, and any location. RingCentral offers three key products in its portfolio including RingCentral MVP™, a Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) platform including team messaging, video meetings, and cloud phone system; RingCentral Video™,  the company’s video meetings solution with team messaging that enables Smart Video Meetings™; and RingCentral cloud Contact Center solutions. RingCentral’s open platform integrates with leading third-party business applications and enables customers to easily customize business workflows. RingCentral is headquartered in Belmont, California, and has offices around the world.

    https://www.ringcentral.com/
  • SafeGuard Cyber

    SafeGuard Cyber protects the human connections businesses need to thrive in a digital world. Our award-winning platform utilizes a unique mix of direct API integration, Natural Language Understanding, advanced policy engines, and deep relationships with cloud-based digital platforms to give you unmatched, real-time monitoring and mitigation on over 50 cloud communication channels. With SafeGuard installed your team can use whatever tools they wish to do what they do best: create value and drive growth.

    https://www.safeguardcyber.com/
  • SAP

    As the market leader in enterprise application software, SAP is helping companies of all sizes and in all industries run better by redefining ERP and creating networks of intelligent enterprises that provide transparency, resiliency, and sustainability across supply chains. Our end-to-end suite of applications and services enables our customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and make a difference worldwide.

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

    Tonkean is the OS for Business Operations, empowering operations teams to rapidly improve efficiency with an enterprise-grade, composable automation platform. By allowing ops teams to automate, monitor, and manage mission-critical business processes with no-code, while still maintaining compliance and security, Tonkean enables enterprises to accelerate operational velocity at scale. The Tonkean platform makes automating complex business processes simple and accessible to non-developers, such as business operations teams and process owners, by abstracting the high technical barrier and coding expertise needed to deliver robust, enterprise-grade process solutions via composability. Ops teams compose custom process solutions using building blocks called “enterprise components” or ECs. ECs are modular, interchangeable, and reusable capabilities that perform actions or complete steps in a business process. ECs are fully governed and curated, typically by IT. They can be adopted from vendors or custom built, or they can simply be extensions of existing tools and systems. This allows ops and process experts to rapidly build holistic process solutions that can work with different systems, easily adapt to changing needs, and measure cross-functional KPIs–all with no-code and no change management. Enterprises like Google, EVERSANA, Instacart, Grubhub, Crypto.com, and more rely on Tonkean to optimize and align their operations across functions—including sales, marketing, customer support, legal, finance, and more. With Tonkean, enterprises can expand the pie of who can deliver software to make a world of Makers.

    https://tonkean.com/
  • Upwork

    Upwork is the world’s largest work marketplace that connects businesses with independent talent from across the globe. We serve everyone from one-person startups to large, Fortune 100 enterprises with a powerful, trust-driven platform that enables companies and talent to work together in new ways that unlock their potential. Our talent community earned over $3.8 billion on Upwork in 2022 across more than 10,000 skills in categories including website & app development, creative & design, customer support, finance & accounting, consulting, and operations.

    https://www.upwork.com/enterprise/
  • 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
  • Zscaler

    Zscaler, the only zero trust platform that securely connects any user, any device, and any app over any network. Back in the day when your users were all on the network and your applications resided in your physical data center, it made sense to establish a secure perimeter around your network. But those days are over, the perimeter is gone, and network security is all but irrelevant. Instead, you need to put your defenses and controls where the connections occur— the internet — so that every connection is fast and secure, no matter how or where users connect or where their applications reside. By moving applications and infrastructure to the cloud and untethering employees from their desks, you can realize tremendous advantages in productivity, agility, and cost containment. With our 100% cloud built secure platform, Zscaler can help you make the move to the cloud, securely.

    https://www.zscaler.com/

Reception Partners

Venue

he Mayflower Hotel

 1127 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036

Room Rate: $299.00 per night

Booking Link: https://book.passkey.com/e/50657323

Room Block Cutoff Date: 09/05/2023

Registration

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) 243-1674 or email us at registrar@hmgstrategy.com.

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