Summits

2023 San Diego Technology Executive Leadership Summit in Partnership with SIM San Diego

California – Thu, 10-12-2023 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.

Chairs

Doug Cyphers

Vice President, SIM San Diego
VP IT, WD-40 Company

Dave Henderson

Secretary, SIM San Diego
CIO, Millennium Health

Philippe Marchand

Chief Operating Officer
Biocept, Inc

Hunter Muller

Founder & CEO
HMG Strategy

Barb Munro

Co-Founder and Membership Chair, SIM San Diego
Co-Founder, Partner, The Carrera Agency

Steve Phillpott

Board Member and President
SIM San Diego

Advisory Board

Srilekha Akula

Vice President | Software, Network, and DataVice President | Software, Network, and Data
Optum

Todd Barnum

CISO
GoPro Inc.

Joshua Barons

Head of Information Security
San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance

Jonathan Behnke

CIO
City of San Diego

Amy Benton

VP, IT
Travere Therapeutics

Mark Butler

Advisory CISO
Trace|3

Tony Costa

VP, Global Enterprise & Engineering Solutions
Callaway Golf

Carrie Craig

Sr. Director, Global Application Delivery
Bose Corporation

Andy Enskat

VP, IT
SMS Equipment Inc.

George Fratian

CIO & VP of IT
Breg

Todd Friedman

CISO
ResMed

Erica Hausheer

SVP, CIO
Teradata Corporation

Dan Hedstrom

VP & CIO
Cubic Corporation

Steve Hoyt

Executive Director Information Technology
Aspen Neuroscience, Inc.

Beto Juarez

Chief Information Officer
San Diego Housing Commission

Naresh Lachmandas

Sponsorship Chair, SIM San Diego
Avasant

Tony Leng

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

Abe Lietz

SVP & CIO
KinderCare Education

Drew Martin

Principal
Silicon Beach Advisors

Erez Nir

EVP & Chief Technology Officer
Enlyte

Billy Norwood

CISO
FFF Enterprises

Albert Oriol

CIO
Rady Children\’s Hospital

Shelly Selvaraj

Board Advisor, SIM San Diego
Dexcom

Terrence Weekes

VP, Technology Operations & CISO
Jack in the Box

Maria Zack

Professor and Chair of Mathematical, Information and Computer Sciences
Point Loma Nazarene University

John Zavada

Chief Administrative Officer
PETCO Animal Supplies

Mike Zill

Chief Information Officer & Chief Administrative Officer
ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Speakers

Joshua Barons

Head of Information Security
San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance

Jerome Bonhomme

CTO
American Specialty Health

Max Chan

SVP & CIO
Avnet

Todd Friedman

CISO
ResMed

Steve Hoyt

Executive Director Information Technology
Aspen Neuroscience, Inc.

Naresh Lachmandas

Sponsorship Chair, SIM San Diego
Avasant

David Lin

CISO
GIA (Gemological Institute of America)

Rebecca Maffei

CIO
Fashionphile

Drew Martin

Principal
Silicon Beach Advisors

Beau Mersereau

Global CTO
Toppan Merrill

Hunter Muller

Founder & CEO
HMG Strategy

Barb Munro

Co-Founder and Membership Chair, SIM San Diego
Co-Founder, Partner, The Carrera Agency

Faisal Mushtaq

SVP & CTO
Sleep Number Corporation

Mani Keerthi Nagothu

Americas Field CISO
SentinelOne

Ravi Nemani

EVP & CIO
Enlyte

Billy Norwood

CISO
FFF Enterprises

Joanna Palmer

CX Client Principal of Contact Center
RingCentral

James Parker

CEO and Board Member
Tangoe

Steve Phillpott

Board Member and President
SIM San Diego

Lance Ralls

Vice Chair
SIM Southern California

Yasmin Shah

Chief Executive Officer
SeenADriver

Alan Shen

VP, Solution Management, Digital Workplace Solutions
Unisys

Amy M. Sitapati, M.D.

Chief and Chair of the Division and Department of Biomedical Informatics Chief Medical Information Officer for Population Health
UC San Diego Health System

Evelyn Travnik

Former Global Software Engineering Leader, Digital Science Solutions
Thermo Fisher Scientific

Kevin Trepa

Colonel, Retired
USMC

Venky Venkatesh

Senior Director, Information Technology Services
General Atomics and Affiliated Companies

Maria Zack

Professor and Chair of Mathematical, Information and Computer Sciences
Point Loma Nazarene University

John Zavada

Chief Administrative Officer
PETCO Animal Supplies

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Agenda

October 12, 2023, 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM PT

7:30 – 8:30 AM 

Breakfast and Networking

 


8:30 – 8:50 AM                                                                      

Welcome and Introduction

Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy and Drew Martin, Principal, Silicon Beach Advisors


8:50 – 9:15 AM

EXECUTIVE KEYNOTE:  From the Front Lines to the C-Suite:  Battlefield Lessons for Leading Through Adversity

Colonel Kevin Trepa, USMC, Retired

The world and the business community have 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 relentless cyber security challenges. As the CEO of Technology, CIOs need to understand the challenges their businesses face, proactively shape their operating environments, and build a team that can dynamically flex to respond to complex, simultaneous threats. 

Join Kevin Trepa as he shares how he leveraged some of the leadership skills honed on the battlefield in his response to the challenges of the Covid pandemic as the CIO and COO of a billion dollar company.  This presentation will set the framework for the rest of our day as we explore the CIO’s business partner leadership role in driving business success in an uncertain world.


9:15 – 9:35 AM                                                                                                

EXECUTIVE FIRESIDE CHAT:  Accelerating to Drive Innovation

James Parker, CEO and Board Member, Tangoe, interviewed by Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy

In today’s digital-first world, innovation is not only a necessity but also a competitive advantage. However, innovation should not be pursued for its own sake, but rather aligned with the business strategy and goals. James Parker, CEO and Board Member, Tangoe will discuss how CEOs need to align their innovation and cost saving efforts with business strategies and goals.


9:35 – 10:00 AM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


10:00 – 10:35 AM

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

Moderator: Naresh Lachmandas, Sponsorship Chair, SIM San Diego and Partner & Senior Fellow, Avasant

Max Chan, CIO, Avnet

Alan Shen, VP, Solution Management, Digital Workplace Solutions, Unisys

Venky Venkatesh, Senior Director IT Services, General Atomics and Affiliated Companies

John Zavada, Chief Administrative Officer, PETCO Animal Supplies

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.


10:35 – 10:40 AM

HMG 2023 Global Leadership Institute Award Presentation to:

Small Cap CIO AwardSteve Hoyt, Executive Director Information Technology, Aspen Neuroscience, Inc.

Lifetime Achievement Award – Barb Munro, Co-Founder, Partner, The Carrera Agency and Co-Founder and Membership Chair, SIM San Diego


10:40 – 11:00 AM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners            


11:00 – 11:20 AM

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

Joanna Palmer, CX Client Principal of Contact Center, RingCentral interview 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, Joanna Palmer, CX Client Principal of Contact Center, RingCentral, 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.


11:20 – 11:35 PM

EXECUTIVE FIRESIDE CHAT:  Delivering on the Digital Agenda

Max Chan, CIO, Avnet interviewed by Steve Phillpott, Board Member and President, SIM San Diego

As companies continue to make the digital pivot, many organizations often struggle with trying to digitize current processes and services without fully understanding what a transition to a digital business model is all about. In this Fireside Chat with Steve Phillpott, President, SIM San Diego, Max Chan, CIO at Avnet, will share how he is leading digital business transformation for the multinational distributor of electronic components as well as the steps he has taken to make diversity, equity and inclusion a top priority for the company.


11:35 AM – 12:00 PM

SIM San Diego News – Barb Munro, Co-Founder, Partner, The Carrera Agency and Co-Founder and Membership Chair, SIM San Diego

Presentation of the SIM San Diego Scholarship Awards – Maria Zack, Professor and Chair of Mathematical, Information and Computer Sciences, Point Loma Nazarene University


12:00 – 1:00 PM                                                                            

Lunch and Networking

     HMG 2023 Global Leadership Institute Award Winner and 2024 Nominee Photo

      Small Cap CIO Award – Steve Hoyt, Executive Director Information Technology, Aspen Neuroscience, Inc.

      Lifetime Achievement Award – Barb Munro, Co-Founder, Partner, The Carrera Agency and Co-Founder and Membership Chair, SIM San Diego

      HMG Champion Award – Naresh Lachmandas, Sponsorship Chair, SIM San Diego and Partner & Senior Fellow, Avasant

      Large Cap CAO Award – John Zavada, Chief Administrative Officer, PETCO Animal Supplies


1:00 – 2:00 PM

SIM MEMBER SESSION: Lightening Round Tech Talks

Host:  Drew Martin, Principal, Silicon Beach Advisors

Jerome Bonhomme, CTO, American Specialty Health – TOPIC: The Finish Line is Just the Beginning: Lessons from Endurance Sports for the Challenges of Tech Leadership 

Faisal Mushtaq, SVP & CTO, Sleep Number Corporation – TOPIC: Knowing Sleep: The Least Understood 1/3rd of Your Life 

Amy M. Sitapati, M.D., Chief and Chair of the Division and Department of Biomedical Informatics, and Chief Medical Information Officer for Population Health, UC San Diego Health – TOPIC: ChatGPT4 is reading my doctor’s chart! How Do You Build and Advance Innovation in Artificial Intelligence and Build Strategy in This Dynamic Time? 

We know that passion and purpose drive performance.  In this innovative format, three Technology thought leaders each share a topic about which they’re currently passionate. Each will share their insights, experiences, and best practices on a topic of their choosing.  They’ll cover the specific techniques they’re using to lead their organizations in the digital age as well as challenges and lessons learned. To keep the lightening round pace, we’ll save any Q&A for the coffee break.  


2:00 – 2:25 PM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners  


2:25 – 3:00 PM

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

Moderator:  Joshua Barons, Head of Information Security, San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance

Todd Friedman, CISO, ResMed

David Lin, CISO, GIA (Gemological Institute of America)

Mani Keerthi Nagothu, Americas Field CISO Associate Director, SentinelOne

Billy Norwood, CISO, FFF Enterprises

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.

 


3:00 – 3:05 PM

Transition Break

3:05 – 3:40 PM

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

Moderator:  Rebecca Maffei, CIO, Fashionphile

Beau Mersereau, Global CTO, Toppan Merrill

Ravi Nemani, EVP & CIO, Enlyte

Lance Ralls, Vice Chair, SIM Southern California 

Evelyn Travnik, former Global Software Engineering Leader, Digital Science Solutions, Thermo Fisher Scientific

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.


3:40 – 4:00 PM

Raffle Prizes

Closing Remarks

Yasmin Shah, Chief Executive Officer and CIO, SeenADriver

 

Presenting Partners

  • 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/
  • 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/

Platinum Partners

  • SentinelOne

    SentinelOne delivers autonomous endpoint protection through a single agent that successfully prevents, detects and responds to attacks across all major vectors. Designed for extreme ease of use, the S1 platform saves customers time by applying AI to automatically eliminate threats in real time for both on premise and cloud environments and is the only solution to provide full visibility across networks directly from the endpoint.

    https://www.sentinelone.com/
  • Unisys

    Unisys is a global information technology company that specializes in providing industry-focused solutions integrated with leading-edge security to clients in the government, financial services and commercial markets. Unisys offerings include security solutions, advanced data analytics, cloud and infrastructure services, application services and application and server software.

    http://www.unisys.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/
  • Mindsprint

    MINDSPRINT’s purpose is to reimagine business with talent, technology, and insights-driven services. With a proven track record in enabling global organizations in their business and technology transformation journey, MINDSPRINT is a differentiated digital and business transformation partner with offerings ranging from digital transformation solutions, enterprise technology, business process services, and cybersecurity solutions. Powered by 2400+ employees, we are headquartered in Singapore with presence in India, US, and UK.

    https://www.mindsprint.org/home.html
  • 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/
  • Trace|3

    Trace3 is the premier provider of IT solutions. We integrate IT products and services with insightful consultation in order to provide total transformation for both executives and organizations. Our elite engineers implement tomorrow’s systems and hardware to solve today’s most pressing IT problems, standing shoulder-to-shoulder with our clients to protect and serve their interests. We pride ourselves on our boutique-style approach to customer service. Our consultants, engineers, and executive team immerse themselves in each client’s unique culture in order to better understand their individual needs. From big data intelligence and cloud services to organizational health, we create customized solutions to address all aspects of a client’s infrastructure. Through elite engineering, dynamic leadership, and unparalleled VC connections, Trace3 stays on the leading edge of the innovation curve to empower our clients with the most advanced technologies and solutions in the industry. We pride ourselves on our boutique-style approach to customer service. Our consultants, engineers, and executive team immerse themselves in each client’s unique culture in order to better understand their individual needs. From big data intelligence and cloud services to organizational health, we create customized solutions to address all aspects of a client’s infrastructure. As part of our mission of organizational empowerment, we seek to inspire CIOs and other executives through our VC briefings: We expose a select group to the technologies of the future, which we have exclusive access to through our Silicon Valley connections. These executives can then return to their organizations with the tools they need to become leaders and innovators for their industries.

    http://trace3.com

Supporting Partners

  • ArmorCode Inc.

    ArmorCode is charting the future of application security. The ArmorCode AppSecOps platform unifies application security and infrastructure vulnerability management to address the biggest problems in AppSec today. It integrates with your security ecosystem to de-duplicate, correlate, and orchestrate findings in a single platform so security and development teams can realize holistic visibility, flexible agility, and cross-team collaboration.

  • Expedient

    Expedient is a full stack cloud service provider, helping companies transform their IT operations through award-winning multi-cloud solutions and managed services including enterprise cloud, disaster recovery, virtual desktop infrastructure, edge computing, security and compliance, and more. Named VMware’s Americas Cloud Partner of the Year and acknowledged in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service, Expedient provides best of breed solutions backed by white glove services and support.

    https://www.expedient.com/
  • Meriplex

    Meriplex is a managed technology solutions provider that enables transformation by combining secure, innovative technology with advanced expertise. As a trusted partner, we deliver business-driven solutions that provide the scalability and support needed to power growth for organizations. To learn more, visit www.meriplex.com or follow us on LinkedIn.

    https://meriplex.com
  • SHE Informationtechnologie AG

    she.net is a German-Romanian software development company that offers you high quality software outsourcing to Europe at a fair price. With over 250 employees, we have a wide pool of highly qualified software engineers who can start working on your project within a few days. Our customers appreciate our more than 35 years of experience, an enormously low turnover rate rate as well as the time zone turbo: Benefit now from waking up when your next software project is ready!

    www.she.net
  • Varonis

    Varonis is a pioneer in data security and analytics, specializing in software for data protection, threat detection and response, and compliance. Varonis protects enterprise data by analyzing data activity, perimeter telemetry, and user behavior; prevents disaster by locking down sensitive data; and efficiently sustains a secure state with automation.

    https://www.varonis.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

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

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/
  • 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
  • SAP Ariba
  • 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/

Venue

HYATT REGENCY LA JOLLA AT AVENTINE

3777 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, CA 92122

Room rate is $255 and must be booked no later than 9/12/23 to get the discounted rate. To make a room reservation:  HGM STRATEGY 2023 SAN DIEGO TE: https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/JOLLA/G-GIGI

 

 


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