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2023 Chicago CIO Executive Leadership Summit

Illinois – Tue, 09-19-2023 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 19, 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

Wayne Bulmahn, President, SIM Chicago


9:20 – 9:35 AM

 

EXECUTIVE KEYNOTE:  Communicating AI to the C-Suite and Board

Talvis Love, SVP & Chief Information Officer, Baxter International


9:35 – 10:00 AM                                                                                          

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

MODERATOR: Tony Leng, Managing Partner, H.I.E.C.

Thomas Gerdes, EVP & Chief Information Officer, The Heico Companies

Manish Chawla, EVP, CIO, IAT Insurance Group

Talvis Love, SVP & Chief Information Officer, Baxter International

Mahmood KhanSVP, Global Chief Security Officer, CNA

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.


10:00 – 10:05 AM

HMG 2023 Global Leadership Institute Award Presentation

Talvis Love, SVP & Chief Information Officer, Baxter International


10:05 – 10:25 AM                                                                              

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


10:25 – 10:50 AM                                                                               

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

MODERATOR: Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy

Brian Slepko, EVP, Corporate Development, Rimini Street

Andrew Ballema, Vice President, Tangoe Advisory Services

Jean Luber, VP, IT, MYR Group

Susan Malisch, SVP, Chief Information Officer, American Medical Association (AMA)

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.


10:50 – 11:10 AM

FIRESIDE CHAT: How to Find the Easy Button for AI Data Infrastructure

Michael Cornwell, Field CTO of the Americas, Pure Storage interviewed by Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy

The advent of ChatGPT brought AI from the data center into the boardroom. Everyone is asking: “What are WE doing with AI?” Organizations of all kinds are looking to leverage AI to gain insights, secure networks, connect better to customers, etc. The possibilities are limitless, as long as your data infrastructure isn’t the limiting factor. 

Join Michael Cornwell,  Field CTO Americas for Pure Storage, as he discusses AI infrastructure challenges. There are many roadblocks to success: performance, scalability, complexity, and increasingly power and rack space consumption. Is there an easy button for AI? Find out


11:10 – 11:25 AM                                                                                 

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


11:25 – 11:40 AM

INNOVATION ACCELERATOR PANEL:  VC Viewpoint:  Top Technology Startups

Saqib E. Awan, Founder & Managing Director of GTM Capital, invites CEOs of top innovative technology companies to 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: Saqib E. Awan, Founder & Managing Director of GTM Capital

Yotam Segev, Co-Founder & CEO, Cyera

Liav Caspi, Co-Founder & CTO, Legit Security


11:40 AM – 12:00 PM                                                                                

EXECUTIVE FIRESIDE CHAT: Accelerating Value Realization from Cloud Investments 

Venugopal Pai, Chief Evangelist & Customer Experience Manager, Nutanix interviewed by Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy 

There’s a paradox in the cloud. Public cloud infrastructure has set the standard for increased agility and flexibility — but the cost and refactoring effort is under scrutiny and challenging business’ ability to take advantage of it. In addition, cost management initiatives result in businesses leveraging multiple clouds driving increased complexity.

Hear from Venugopal Pai, Chief Evangelist & Customer Experience Officer at Nutanix as he discusses best practices to continue to innovate in a digital world, while making the most of your on-prem, managed and public cloud investments.


12:00  – 1:00 PM                                                                            

Lunch and Networking

SIM Chicago Update

Wayne Bulmahn, President, SIM Chicago

Rick Merrick, Chairman, SIM Chicago

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

Rusty Patel, Former SVP & Chief Information Officer, Tenneco

Mike Zachman, VP & CSO, Zebra Technologies

Wayne Bulmahn, CIO & Security Officer, UNITE HERE HEALTH

Mahmood KahnSVP, Global Chief Security Officer, CNA


1:00 – 1:20 PM    

EXECUTIVE FIRESIDE CHAT:  Addressing the Human Experience in the Customer Journey

Andy Watson, Senior Product Marketing Manager, RingCentral interviewed by Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy

Developing an elegant customer experience involves creating an experience that is intuitive and simple for customers. As part of this, it’s also important to address the human element of the customer experience.

In this Executive Fireside Chat, Andy Watson, Senior Product Manager, Ring Central interviewed by Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy, will share how this logic should be applied to the use of chatbots in the customer experience, along with recommendations for designing a chatbot experience that resonates with customers and naturally extends to their interactions with human agents.


1:20 – 1:45 PM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


1:45 – 2:10

INNOVATION ACCELERATOR: Cyber Innovation from Start-Ups

MODERATOR: Emily Heath, General Partner, Cyberstarts

One of the benefits of working with start-up technology companies is that they are designed to tackle the top challenges being faced by existing and prospective clients. In this highly informative discussion with the CEOs of innovative cybersecurity companies, Emily Heath, General Partner at Cyberstarts, will moderate a dialogue on the top cyber threats facing companies today along with how each of the cyber startups represented on the panel are uniquely tackling these challenges.

Raanan Raz, Co-Founder and CEO, Avalor

Sriya Potham, Field CTO, Wiz

Shai Gabay, Co-Founder and CEO, Trustmi

Guy Guzner, CEO and Co-Founder, Savvy


2:10 – 2:20 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.


2:20 – 2:25 PM

HMG 2023 Global Leadership Institute Award Presentation

Anjana Harve, SVP & CIO, BJ’s Wholesale Club


2:25 – 2:45 PM

 

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


2:45 – 3:15 PM      

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

Moderator:  Rocco Grillo, Managing Director – Global Cyber Risk & Incident Response Investigation Services, Alvarez & Marsal

Michael Zachman, VP & Chief Security Officer, Zebra Technologies Corporation

Ricardo Lafosse, Chief Information Security Officer, The Kraft Heinz Company

David Bruskin, SVP Cyber Operations Leader, Synchrony Financial

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.


3:15 – 3:25

EXECUTIVE FIRESIDE CHAT: Blueprint for CIOs to Lead Innovation

Atif Rafiq, Author, Board Member interviewed by Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy

In this discussion, Atif Rafiq will introduce breakthrough methods to enable teams to innovate faster and smarter.  Based on his WSJ bestseller, Decision Sprint, he will provide a model that address the hardest part of innovation — embracing unknowns and ambiguity.  Learn how Decision Sprint can help your organization take on unknowns, make them actionable and move from ideas to action.  Get ready for a more  purposeful, inclusive and AI-ready approach to innovation and solving meaningful problems. 


3:25 – 3:55 PM

 

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

MODERATOR:  Paul Koziel, VP, US Digital Delivery & Group Technology Services, Argo Group

Rusty Patel, Former SVP & Chief Information Officer, Tenneco

Madhu Reddy, EVP & CIO, Republic Bank

Anjane Harve, SVP & CIO, BJ’s Wholesale Club

Atif Rafiq, Author, Board Member

Art Hopkins, Global Co-Leader of Technology Officers Practice, Russell Reynolds Associates

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

Jesse Bociek

CISO
Tenneco

Ali Faraj

CIO
Cognizant

Kostas Georgakopoulos

Global CTO & CISO
Mondelēz International

Rocco Grillo

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

Ricardo Lafosse

CISO
The Kraft Heinz Company

Tony Leng

Managing Partner, CIO & CTO Global Functional Head
H.I.E.C

Talvis Love

SVP & CIO
Baxter International

Susan Malisch

SVP & CIO
American Medical Association

Paul Martin

Former SVP & CIO (Retired) and Board of Directors, Unisys Corporation, Owens Corning and Ping Identity
Baxter International

Rick Merrick

President, SIM Chicago Chapter
TCS Education System

Hunter Muller

Founder & CEO
HMG Strategy

Rusty Patel

former SVP & CIO
Tenneco

Mark Polansky

Executive in Residence, HMG Strategy Former Senior Partner
Korn Ferry

Advisory Board

Patricia Anderson

CIO
Golden Clover, Inc.

Renee Arrington

President, COO & Director
Pearson Partners International, Inc.

David Baruch

CIO
Spencer Stuart

Scot Berkey

Vice President, State, Local and Education (SLED) Programs
DivIHN Integration Inc

Jason Birnbaum

CIO
United Airlines, Inc.

Bill Blount

Chief Information Officer
VelocityEHS

Mark Browning

SVP & CIO
Exelon

Alwin Brunner

SVP & CIO
Heidrick & Struggles

Wayne Bulmahn

Chief Information Officer/Security Officer
UNITE HERE HEALTH

Manish Chawla

Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer
IAT Insurance Group

Deneen DeFiore

Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer
United Airlines, Inc.

Jason DeHaan

CIO
Gildan

Ed Earl

Sr. IT leader
Federal Signal Corporation

Michael Chahino, EdD

CIO
Elgin Community College

Ali Faraj

CIO
Cognizant

Vince Fattore

CIO/Vice President Information Technology
Presbyterian Homes

Kristy Folkwein

Senior Vice President, CIO
Archer Daniel Midland

Tom Gerdes

EVP & CIO
The Heico Companies LLC.

Ash Goel

Chief Information Officer
Bronson Healthcare Group

Robin Hamerlinck

SVP & CIO
Shure, Inc.

Ashwini Hassija

Vice President
Anthem, Inc.

Dan Holohan

Global CIO & Principal
ZS Associates

Ganesh Jayaram

Chief Digital and Information Officer
American Airlines

Paul Karras

CIO
Hu-Friedy Mfg. Co., LLC

Alison Kassel

CIO
TrueBlue, Inc.

Michael Kennaugh

SVP & CIO
Reyes Holding Coca-Cola

Fred Kwong

VP, Chief Information Security Officer
DeVry University

Kristy Lapidus

Director of Digital Strategy
Gagen MacDonald

Jack Leifel

Principal
Leifel Consulting, LLC

Tony Leng

Managing Partner, CIO & CTO Global Functional Head
H.I.E.C

Shari Levandowski

VP IT Services
Reedy Industries

Cynthia Herrera Lindstrom

Assistant Vice Chancellor and Chief Information Officer
University of Illinois at Chicago

Talvis Love

SVP & CIO
Baxter International

Jean Luber

VP IT
MYR Group

Gary Matula

CIO
Koch Industries

Paul Mauschbaugh

Group CIO
Caterpillar Financial

Rich McGhee

Fractional CIO/CTO and Strategic Advisor
Elevate Digital

Rob McGillen

Director, Technology Consulting
CBIZ CMF, LLC

Whitney McGinnis

U.S. CIO
McDonald’s Corporation

Bud McQuade

Vice President of Information Technology
Duracell

Eric Nelson

CIO North America
The Kraft Heinz Company

David Otte

COO
Jackson Lewis P.C.

Mike Parisi

Vice President & Chief Information Officer
Illinois Tool Works

Rusty Patel

former SVP & CIO
Tenneco

John Phillips

President & CIO
Briggs Healthcare

Dean Pierpoint

VP of Global IT Application Services
Tenneco

Eric Poole

Chief Information Security Officer
Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago

Madhu Reddy

EVP & CIO
Republic Bank of Chicago

Brian Reynolds

Principal, Digital and Cloud Solutions
Grant Thornton LLP

Raphael Savastano

Chief Information Officer
1888 Mills

Bruce Schinelli

VP IT & CIO
TTX Company

Curtis Spall

Former VP & CDO
Option Care Health

Igor Strashko

Software Development Manager
Amazon Web Services

Lachlan Tidmarsh

Chief Information Officer
Blue Cross Blue Shield

Rich Valerga

COO
Acero Schools

Vikas Wali

Digital and Technology Transformation Advisor
DIGIRYT

Tim Walter

CIO
Edward Don & Company

Creighton Warren

SVP & Chief Information Officer
Boyd Group Services Inc.

Howard Whyte

Chief Information Security Officer
Truist

Shane Winegard

SVP of IT & CIO
Panduit

Jim Wisnionski

SVP of Operations and CIO
Kingsbridge Holdings

Michael Zachman

VP & Chief Security Officer
Zebra Technologies 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
  • Pure Storage

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

    https://www.purestorage.com
  • 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/

Platinum Partners

  • Rimini Street

    Rimini Street, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMNI), a Russell 2000® Company, is a global provider of end-to-end enterprise software support, products and services, the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software and a Salesforce and AWS partner. The Company has operations globally and offers a comprehensive family of unified solutions to run, manage, support, customize, configure, connect, protect, monitor, and optimize enterprise application, database, and technology software, and enables clients to achieve better business outcomes, significantly reduce costs and reallocate resources for innovation. To date, over 5,200 Fortune 500, Fortune Global 100, midmarket, public sector, and other organizations from a broad range of industries have relied on Rimini Street as their trusted enterprise software solutions provider. To learn more, please visit riministreet.com, and connect with Rimini Street on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn. (IR-RMNI)

    https://www.riministreet.com/
  • Tangoe

    Tangoe is the leading technology expense and asset management solution. Tangoe seamlessly integrates with hundreds of providers globally to deliver the reporting and insights needed by enterprises of all sizes and scales. Fueled by an innovative automation framework and unified customer experience, Tangoe optimizes spend and resources across telecom, mobile, cloud, and IoT. For more information on the power of Tangoe and how it can transform your business, visit www.tangoe.com or connect with the company on LinkedIn and Twitter.

    https://www.tangoe.com/

Gold Partners

  • 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/
  • 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/

Supporting Partners

  • Apptio

    Apptio, an IBM company, is the leading technology spend and value management software provider. Apptio’s AI-powered data insights empower leaders to make smarter financial and operational decisions across Information Technology (IT), multi-cloud FinOps, and digital product development. Apptio’s mission is to deliver business value with every technology investment and team. Powered by Apptio’s cloud platform, Apptio’s SaaS applications translate technology spend into clear business outcomes and financial ROI. As a pioneer and category leader in Technology Business Management (TBM), FinOps, and Agile Portfolio Management, Apptio works with thousands of customers, partners, and community members worldwide. For more information, please visit www.apptio.com.  

    http://www.apptio.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
  • 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/
  • 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
  • Proofpoint Inc.

    Proofpoint Inc. is a leading next-generation security and compliance company that provides cloud-based solutions to protect the way people work today. Proofpoint solutions enable organizations to protect their users from advanced attacks delivered via email, social media and mobile apps, protect the information their users create from advanced attacks and compliance risks, and respond quickly when incidents occur.

    https://www.proofpoint.com/us

Association Partners

  • Society for Information Management

Alliance Partners

  • 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

Strategic Partners

  • Egon Zehnder

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

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

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

    http://www.heidrick.com
  • Korn Ferry

    At Korn Ferry, we design, build, attract and ignite talent. Since our inception, clients have trusted us to help recruit world-class leadership. Today, we are a single source for leadership and talent consulting services to empower businesses and leaders to reach their goals. Through our vision, research and tools across 80 offices and 3,700 employees, we convert potential into greatness. Our solutions range from executive recruitment and leadership development programs, to enterprise learning, succession planning, and recruitment process outsourcing (RPO). Organizations around the world trust Korn Ferry to manage their talent – a responsibility we meet every day with passion, expertise, integrity and results.

    https://www.kornferry.com
  • 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

Innovation Accelerator Partners

  • Avalor

    Avalor is the data fabric for security teams, providing quick access and analysis of disparate data pipelines overlayed with business critical context. Avalor’s open data platform takes a modern, source-agnostic approach to security – dynamically ingesting, normalizing, and enriching data from any source (legacy systems, data lakes, data warehouses, sql databases, applications, etc.) to build a complete picture of all weaknesses or adversaries (CVE, code flaw, misconfigurations, app security findings, external attack surface risk, third party risk, user behavior risk, etc.). With Avalor, organizations can embed business context and KPIs into prioritization workflows and achieve full cycle risk assessment, remediation, and reporting while expanding into additional use cases with full transparency of their data.

    https://www.avalor.io/about
  • Trustmi

    Trustmi is the only end-to-end payment security solution that helps businesses protect their bottom line by eliminating losses from cyberattacks, internal collusion and human error. Trustmi’s flexible and modular solution offers businesses full control to use only the tools they need for securing their payment processes and managing their vendors. Founded in 2021 by Shai Gabay and Eli Ben Nun, Trustmi is headquartered in Tel Aviv with an office in New York City. For more information, visit https://www.trustmi.ai/.

    https://www.trustmi.ai/
  • Wiz

    We’re reinventing cloud security from the inside out. Led by an experienced and visionary team, we are on a mission to help organizations create secure cloud environments that accelerate their businesses. By creating a normalizing layer between cloud environments, our platform enables organizations to rapidly identify and remove critical risks.

    https://www.wiz.io/about

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/

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University Club of Chicago 

76 East Monroe Street | Chicago, IL 60603

 

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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