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2023 New York Global Innovation Summit

New York – Tue, 12-12-2023 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Visionary Leadership:  Driving a Modern AI Enterprise 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.

December 12, 2023, 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM ET


7:30 – 8:30 AM 

Breakfast and Networking

8:30 – 8:50 AM                                                                         

Welcome and Introduction

Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy and Mark Taylor, CEO, Society for Information Management (SIM)

8:50 – 9:05 AM                                                                                                

EXECUTIVE FIRESIDE CHAT:  Navigating Through the Hype vs. Reality of Generative AI

Tom Peck, EVP, Chief Information and Digital Officer, Sysco, will be interviewed by Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy

Sysco, a $76B food service business, has been a leader of transformation beyond the pandemic through the use of technology.  In this timely discussion, Tom Peck, EVP, Chief Information and Digital Officer, and recent winner of the annual MIT Sloan CIO Leadership Award, will share with us a strategic discussion around Sysco’s “Recipe for Growth” which relies heavily on AI/ML.   

Tom will answer the commonly asked questions regarding the use of AI/ML in the enterprise such as what is real versus hype, why AI matters to the c-suite, build vs buy AI, is generative AI the next big thing, is RPA now obsolete and much more. 

9:05 – 9:40 AM                                                                                          

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Visionary Global Leadership:  Thriving in the Age of Secure Accelerated Innovation

MODERATOR:  Tony Leng, Managing Partner, CIO & CTO Global Functional Head, H.I.E.C

Jamie Holcombe, CIO, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Tom Peck, EVP, Chief Information and Digital Officer, Sysco

Patti Titus, Global Chief Information Security Officer, Markel

Mark Troller, CIO, Tangoe

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 and to draw upon authentic and inclusive leadership skills to inspire their teams to unleash new waves of innovation.

These factors are creating unique opportunities for business technology executives to foster a collaborative culture, embrace fresh innovative techniques, and develop strong partnerships to leverage hot technologies such as AI, ChatGPT, cloud platforms and cyber technologies to help create fresh Go-to-Market models and cultivate new digital business services and win in tumultuous times.

9:40 – 9:45 AM

HMG 2023 Global Leadership Institute Award Presentation to Steven Taylor, EVP & Chief Information Officer, Cenlar FSB and Daphne Jones, Board Of Directors AMN Healthcare, Barnes Group, Inc. and Masonite International

9:45 – 10:10 AM                                                                              

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

10:10 – 10:45 AM                                                                               

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

MODERATOR:  Dr. Kenneth Russell, Chief Information & Innovation Officer and New College Institute, Commonwealth of Virginia – New College Institute, Commonwealth of Virginia

Marianne Bachynski, CIO, Investments, Corebridge Financial

Reena Tiwari, CIO, LexisNexis

Neboysa Omcikus, Head of Strategy, Glean

Gregory Zelo, Chief Information Officer, Veeco

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.

10:45 – 11:05 PM                                                                          

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

Ketan Shah, VP, Product Management – Hybrid Multicloud Platform, Nutanix interviewed by Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy

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

Hear from Ketan Shah as he discusses best practices to continue to innovate in an AI world. 

11:05 – 11:30 AM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

11:30 – 11:40 AM                                                                             
EXECUTIVE FIRESIDE CHAT:  From Dublin to Zoom – Harry Moseley’s Career Journey and Lessons Learned

Harry Moseley, Former Global CIO, Zoom, will be interviewed by Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy to share his career journey, which began in Dublin, Ireland, and led him to the US 44 years ago. He will also discuss some of the highs and lows of his career and what he might have done differently. Harry came out of retirement in 2018 to join Zoom and will share how the company coped with the scaling and challenges of the pandemic. He will also share his thoughts on RTO, hybrid work and remote employees, AI and other topics. Finally, Harry will share some lessons he learned over the course of his career.

11:40 – 11:45 AM 

HMG 2023 Global Leadership Institute Award Presentation to Harry Moseley, Former Global CIO, Zoom

11:45 AM – 12:00 NOON

START-UP SHOWCASE:  The HMG Innovation Accelerator

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

Moderator:   Emily Heath, General Partner, Cyberstarts

Shai Gabay, Co-Founder & CEO, Trustmi

12:00 – 1:00 PM                                                                            

Lunch and Networking

     NY Metro SIM Update:  Judy Arteche-Carr,

     NPower Interview: Tyler Derr, CTO, Broadridge, will be interviewed by Kendra Parlock, VP Partnership Development, NPower

     HMG Tech Talk: Top Five Lessons Learned Making  GenAI Successful in the Enterprise

          Florin Rotar, Chief AI Officer, Avanade interviewed by Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy

     HMG 2023 Global Leadership Institute Award presented to:  Richard Martin, Senior IT Director, Global Commercial, Consumer, Customer, Communications & PEP Foundation, PepsiCo

1:00 – 1:30 PM

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Acting as a Talent Magnet to Attract and Retain the Best and the Brightest

Moderator:  Hugo Fueglein, Managing Director, Diversified Search

Wolfgang Bauriedel, Senior Client Partner, Technology & Digital, Korn Ferry

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

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

As the global war for talent continues to escalate, savvy CIOs and technology executives position their leadership styles to help attract and retain the skills and resources needed to move the 21st-century enterprise forward. This includes demonstrating authentic and inclusive approaches to solving critical challenges together and listening and responding thoughtfully to the needs and interests of employees.

In this executive panel discussion, top-tier technology leaders and search executives share their recommendations for tech executives to strengthen their leadership acumen and promote their personal brands to retain and attract world-class business technology talent.

1:30 – 1:35 PM

HMG 2023 Global Leadership Institute Award Presentation to
Dr. David Bray, Distinguished Fellow, The Stimson Center and Laura Money, EVP & CIO, Sun Life Financial

1:35 – 1:55 PM

EXECUTIVE 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?

1:55 – 2:15 PM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

2:15 – 2:35 PM

EXECUTIVE TECH TALK:  The Essential C-Suite Conversation: Why Trust Matters in AI, How We Can Achieve It and Preparing for 2024 and Beyond

Dr. David Bray, Distinguished Fellow, The Stimson Center

This HMG Essential C-Suite Conversation will address why and how CIOs, CEOs, and other C-Suite leaders must tackle the thorny issues of trust in AI for improving delivery of business outcomes. Topics to be explored include the current state of 2023 Large Language Models (LLMs) where (1) the benevolence of the machine is indeterminate (2) The competence of LLMs is questionable as existing LLMs are not fact-checking and can generate misinformation (3) The integrity of the output is questionable as the LLMs can change their stance depending on user prompts.

Business technology executives planning to adopt and implement AI need to recognize that these systems are designed and trained by humans – with all the strengths and weaknesses this entails. Moreover, C-Suite leaders – especially for global organizations – must be ready to navigate a world where there are already 54 different National AI strategies around the world, and that number will only increase. Fortune favors the brave and the prepared, so join this discussion to prepare for 2024 and beyond. 

2:35 – 2:45 PM                                                                                    

Express Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

2:45 – 3:20 PM                                                                             

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

MODERATOR: Mark Polansky, Executive in Residence, HMG Strategy and Former Senior Partner, Korn Ferry

Rob Lux, Strategic Advisor, Cenlar FSB

Eileen Mahoney, EVP & CIO, PVH Corp.

Laura Money, EVP & CIO, Sun Life Financial

Rafail Portnoy, Chief Technology Officer, NY MTA

Florin Rotar, Chief AI Officer, Avanade

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.                                                                   

3:20 – 3:30 PM                                                                                   

Closing Remarks & Raffle Prizes


Julia Anderson

Chief Technology & Information Officer
Campbell Soup Company

Cindy Finkelman

Managing Director
Alvarez & Marsal

Tony Leng

Managing Partner, CIO & CTO Global Functional Head

Sean Lennon

Founder | Executive Advisor to CEOs, CIOs, CTO\’s and Boards
Ocean Ridge Technologies

Robert Lux

Strategic Advisor
Cenlar FSB

Lesley Ma

VP, Chief Information Officer and Chief Data Officer
NSF International

Hunter Muller

Founder & CEO
HMG Strategy

Vipul Nagrath

SVP Product Development
ADP, Inc.

Mark Polansky

Executive in Residence, HMG Strategy Former Senior Partner
Korn Ferry

John Repko


Janet Sherlock

Chief Digital & Technology Officer
Ralph Lauren Corporation

Gary Sorrentino

Global CIO

Scott Strickland

Wyndham Hotels and Resorts

Jim Swanson

EVP and Enterprise CIO
Johnson & Johnson

Sigal Zarmi

Board Director

Advisory Board

Gabe Abreu

Head of Information Security
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Bashir Agboola

VP & Chief Technology Officer
Hospital for Special Surgery

Andrew Allen

Head of Information and Analytics Governance
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Roota Almeida

Head of Security Governance
Amazon Stores

Snehal Antani

Co-Founder & CEO

Judy Arteche-Carr

CEO & Managing Director
Arteche Global Group

Jeff Artis

President & CEO
Genesys Works

Avi Ashkenazi

Executive Vice President/Chief Operation Officer/Chief Information Officer

Marianne Bachynski

Chief Information Officer, Investments & Enterprise Systems
Corebridge Financial

Abu Bakar

Founder & CEO
IT Impact Consulting, LLC

Alex Bazay


Christopher Bernard

Vice President Information Technology

Derek Brown

Head of UPS Shared Services

Ben Cabrera

Principal & Fractional CIO
Freeman Clarke

Andrew Campbell

Terex Corporation

James Carey

Executive Director
JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Lynne Chernow

Interim CIO
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Michael Coden

Associate Director, Cybersecurity Research Consortium
MIT Sloan School of Management

Nicholas Colisto

Avery Dennison

Anthony Concolino

Head of Cloud Security Controls
Wells Fargo

Mignona Cote

Chief Security Officer

Tim Crawford

CIO Strategic Advisor

Cliff Cree

Horizon Media

Craig Cuyar

SVP & Global CIO

Samir Desai

EVP, Chief Digital + Technology Officer
Abercrombie & Fitch Co.

Susan Diemer

Director, IT Strategic Engagement

Bill DiFonzo

Executive Director, Infrastructure Services (Fox News)
Fox Corporation

Phil DiSanto

Allstar Innovations

Rich Dolce

VP, Global IT Governance Committee
FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation

Saeed Elnaj

Chief Information Technology Officer
HealthKey Technologies

Richard M. Entrup

Managing Director, Head of Emerging Solutions – Enterprise Innovation

Lookman Fazal

Chief Information & Digital Officer

Michael Frankel

Founder and Managing Partner
Trajectory Capital Partners

Michael Freker

Vice President Information Systems

Tsvi Gal

Head of Enterprise Technology Services (Infrastructure)
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Robert Galvin

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Carlos Garcia

Head of Technology Operations
The Service Desk Group

Chris Gates


Bernadette Gleason

Senior Manager Information Security Officer

Alex Golbin

Managing Director – Operations & Technology Transformation

Rocco Grillo

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

Suhit Gupta

Chief Information Officer
General Atlantic

Jon Harding

SVP & Global CIO
Conair LLC

Fred Harris

Managing Director – Global Head of Risk & Compliance for Enterprise Technology & Operations

Jean Hill

Managing Director & National Digital and Technology Solution Leader
Alvarez & Marsal

Brian Hinman

Aon Intellectual Property Solutions

Jonathan Hoseman

American Stock Transfer & Trust Company

Angelo Incorvaia

US Core Banking IT Architect
TD Bank Financial Group

Rise Jacobs

Multiple Employer Benefit Plan

Saro Jahani

Head of Innovation & Simulator Development

John Kehoe

Executive VP

Clarice Kennedy

Vice President, Revenue

Lars Kielhorn

VP of Technology & CIO

Aamir Lakhani

Lead Researcher and Cyber Security Expert

Michael Lederman

VP of IT
The Leading Hotels of the World

Tony Leng

Managing Partner, CIO & CTO Global Functional Head

Joan Luzzi

Global Vice President – Information Technology
Coty Inc.

Lesley Ma

VP, Chief Information Officer and Chief Data Officer
NSF International

John McCaffrey

H2M Architects+Engineers

John McCormick

Head of IT (CIO) & Information Security Officer (CISO)
Global Asset Management (Confidential)

Cindy McKenzie

Vice President
STEM Advantage

Michael Miller

Chief Information Officer
Ziff Brothers Investments

Steve Mills

Former Global CIO
iHeart Media

Subrata Mukherjee

Director of Hyperautomation

Mary Pauline Murphy

Division Systems Officer, Consumer Products
L\’Oreal USA

Chad Neal

Vice President Information Technology
Atlantic Health System

Adam Noble

Operating Partner – Information Technology|CIO|CTO
Littlejohn & Company

Sunil Notani

The Transformation Group

Nora Osman

AVP IT Service Management
Montefiore Health System

Shola Oyewole

VP Digital Innovation
United Therapeutics

Michael Palmer


Jim Panos

Central National Gottesman Inc.

Ashish Parmar


Ritesh Patel

Senior Partner, Global Digital Health
FINN Partners

Manik Patil

Head of Cloud Enablement
US Bank

Shaya Phillips

CSSP Technology Services

Frank Price

Senior Vice President & Chief Information Risk Officer

Anna Ransley

Chief Digital Information Officer
Quaker Houghton

Kurt Rao


Selvam Ratinasabapati

W. R. Berkley Corporation

Vito Sardanopoli

Head of Information Security
Spire Orthopedic Partners

Michele Scaggiante

Chief Information and Technology Officer
Ford Foundation

Danielle Schmelkin

Chief Information Officer
J. Crew

Daniel Shmitt

Disney Streaming Services

Bobby Singh

TMX Group

Mary Sobiechowski

Partner, Interim CIO, Enterprise Technology Strategist
Fortium Partners, LP

Rachel Stahler

Chief Information Officer

Erik Tomasi

Founder and Managing Director
EMT Consulting

Ishit Vachhrajani

Global Head of Enterprise Strategy

David Walter

Transformation Program Process Oversight Director

Chris Welga

Suffolk Federal

Eric Wenck


John Whiting

Global Director Cyber Risk

Alex Willis

Former SVP, Senior Director Information Technology
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

Steven Wolk

PC Richard & Son

Dr. Robert Zandoli

Global CISO and CTO

Keith Zecchini


Gregory Zelo

Veeco Instruments

Presenting Partners

  • 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.
  • 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.

Platinum Partners

  • Glean

    Glean searches across all your company’s apps to help you find exactly what you need and discover the things you should know. Powered by next-generation AI, Glean delivers highly personalized results based on who you are, what you’re working on, and who you’re working with. With Glean, employees quickly find the answers they need— or the people who can help. Setup is quick and doesn’t require professional services or manual fine-tuning. Led by Arvind Jain (Google, Rubrik Co-founder), Glean has funding from Sequoia Capital, General Catalyst, Kleiner Perkins, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and The Slack Fund.
  • 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, and connect with Rimini Street on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn. (IR-RMNI)
  • 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 or connect with the company on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Gold Partners

  • 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.
  • Twilio, Inc.

    Twilio’s trusted Customer  Engagement Platform empowers you to build uniquely personal relationships at scale with customers around the globe. Create data driven, meaningful relationships with your customers across every digital channel with the ability to unlock all of your data, at unrivaled global scale, and built-in intelligence at every layer.

Supporting Partners

  • OpenText

    OpenText is the leader in Enterprise Information Management, helping customers to create a Digital-First World by simplifying, transforming, and accelerating their information needs. Over 100,000 customers already use OpenText solutions, either on premises or in our cloud.
  • Tata Consultancy Services

    Tata Consultancy Services is an IT services, consulting and business solutions organization that has been partnering with many of the world’s largest businesses in their transformation journeys for over 55 years. Its consulting-led, cognitive powered, portfolio of business, technology and engineering services and solutions is delivered through its unique Location Independent Agile™ delivery model, recognized as a benchmark of excellence in software development.

    A part of the Tata group, India’s largest multinational business group, TCS has over 614,000 of the world’s best-trained consultants in 55 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $27.9 billion in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2023, and is listed on the BSE and the NSE in India. TCS’ proactive stance on climate change and award-winning work with communities across the world have earned it a place in leading sustainability indices such as the MSCI Global Sustainability Index and the FTSE4Good Emerging Index.

Trailblazer Partners

Innovation Accelerator 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.
  • 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

Strategic Partners

  • Egon Zehnder

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

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

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

    Founded in 1956 and privately owned, Spencer Stuart is one of the world’s leading executive search consulting firms. We are the advisor of choice among top companies seeking guidance and counsel on senior leadership needs. We have unrivalled access to leading executives around the world. Our clients range across industries, from the world’s largest companies to medium-sized businesses and entrepreneurial start-ups. We operate out of 51 offices in 27 countries. Last year we conducted more than 4,000 assignments around the world. Our team of more than 300 consultants possesses a unique blend of professional search experience and industry expertise. Consultants are organized in practices and work in teams, often across international boundaries that maximize sector specialization and knowledge-sharing. These client service teams are supported by first-rate associates and researchers, and backed by state-of-the-art technology. We place quality at the center of everything we do and solicit candid feedback at every opportunity in order to continually improve our service to clients. We channel our knowledge and expertise into a wide range of publications for the benefit of existing and prospective clients.

Alliance Partners

  • T200

    Formed in 2016, a tiny group with less than ten members started using online messaging to inspire and promote each other with career advice, organizational and operational guidance, and general motivation. These women decided that their group would be better if more women were part of it and expanded the group through word of mouth to other powerful CIOs and CDOs in the world. The name T200 came about when the goal turned to gathering at least 200 of these powerful women in technology together in this group.

    T200 is now expanding to mentor and grow women in the technology leadership community. T200 is launching T200Lift, focused on developing women in the tech pipeline ready to take on their first C-level role. The membership at T200 see this as the legacy to the world of tech and women in tech.

    The motto of T200 “we are better together!”

Association Partners

  • SIM New York Metro

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

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).

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 to learn more. And visit to learn more about how Box empowers nonprofits to fulfill their missions.
  • 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.
  • 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 Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.
  • Forescout

    Forescout Technologies is the leader in Enterprise of Things security, offering a holistic platform that continuously identifies, segments and enforces compliance of every connected thing across any heterogeneous network. The Forescout platform is the most widely deployed, scalable, enterprise-class solution for agentless device visibility and control. It deploys quickly on your existing infrastructure – without requiring agents, upgrades or 802.1X authentication. Fortune 1000 companies and government organizations trust Forescout to reduce the risk of business disruption from security incidents or breaches, ensure and demonstrate security compliance and increase security operations productivity. Don’t just see it. Secure it. Visit us to learn how Forescout provides active defense for the Enterprise of Things.
  • 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, the Fortinet Blog, or FortiGuard Labs.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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,, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


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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. 

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