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2023 Boston CIO Executive Leadership Summit

Massachusetts – Wed, 09-06-2023 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Visionary Leadership:  Driving a Strategic and Secure Digital Agenda

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

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

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

September 6, 2023, 7:30 AM – 4:00 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, co-host Ken Grady, SVP & CIO, IDEXX Laboratories and Awards Chair, Wolfgang Bauriedel, Senior Client Partner – Technology and Digital, Korn Ferry


HMG 2023 Global Leadership Institute Award Presentation to Ken Grady, SVP & CIO, IDEXX Laboratories


8:50 – 9:05 AM                                                                                                

EXECUTIVE FIRESIDE CHAT:  Leading and Driving Transformation in Challenging Times

Ken Spangler, EVP, Global Operating Technologies, FedEx Services interviewed by Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy

As a business technology executive, you must perform at a level of excellence in order to transform an organization. Hear from CELA member Ken Spangler, Executive Vice President IT – CIO Global OpCo Technologies: Express, Ground, Freight, Logistics, FedEx Services, interviewed by Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO of HMG Strategy, on what it takes to excel in the most challenging environment of our time. Keeping an innovative and transformative agenda front and center while being in cost-reduction mode can be difficult. Ken will share what has worked to be successful in one of the largest logistics and transportation organizations.


9:05 – 9:35 AM                                                                                          

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

Moderator:  Martin Davis, former CIO, Mevotech

Vic Bhagat, Global Advisor & Senior Partner, Kyndryl

Brook Colangelo, CIO, Waters Corporation

Shannon Gath, CIO, Teradyne

Ken Spangler, EVP, Global Operating Technologies, FedEx Services

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.


9:35 – 9:45 AM

HMG 2023 Global Leadership Institute Award Presentation to:

Brook Colangelo, CIO, Waters Corporation

Shannon Gath, CIO, Teradyne


9:45 – 10:05 AM                                                                              

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


10:05 – 10:35 AM                                                                               

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

Moderator:  Ken Grady, SVP & CIO, IDEXX Laboratories

David Gerstle, Chief Digital Officer, MBTA

Peter Marcotte, AVP, Americas Solution Consulting, Apptio

Brian Shield, SVP/CTO, Boston Red Sox

Mark Troller, CIO, Tangoe

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.


10:35 – 10:55 AM                                                                                 

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

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

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

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


10:55 – 11:15 AM                                                                                

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


11:15 – 11:25 AM

EXECUTIVE FIRESIDE CHAT:  Leading Technology Transformation in a Global Energy Company 

Elizabeth Hackenson, CIO, Schneider Electric interviewed by Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy

Elizabeth Hackenson, the Chief Information Officer of Schneider Electric, a global leader in energy management and automation, will share her insights and experiences on leading technology operations and transformation initiatives across large-scale complex organizations. She will discuss how she leverages her 30+ years of experience in various industries and sectors, as well as her degree in Applied Sciences with a major in Data Processing and Computer Technology, to drive innovation and excellence in Schneider Electric’s IT strategy and execution. Elizabeth has received numerous awards and recognitions for her leadership and achievements, such as being named one of the Top 100 women executives in technology to see in 2023, receiving the US CIO IT Leadership and Innovation award in 2022, and being honored with the Leadership Award by Boston CIO in 2021. In this fireside chat, Elizabeth will share her lessons learned to become a successful and inspiring technology leader who is making a positive impact on the world through her work.


11:25 AM – 11:45 PM

EXECUTIVE FIRESIDE CHAT:  The Evolution of ERP – Making ROI Based Procurement Decisions

Eric Helmer, SVP & CTO, Rimini Street interviewed by Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy

The days of the ERP dot-release upgrade are over.  The next generation of our Oracle and SAP landscapes will be expensive, disruptive, and transformational. But how much of your current ERP suite do you keep, replace, or upgrade?  Vendors are pushing SaaS cloud, but is that the right path?  It depends on the ROI. ​

Join the session to learn what your peers are doing in future state ERP road-mapping​, how to make ROI-based decisions for your cloud journey ​and the financial pros and cons of monolithic programs such as SAP RISE.


11:45 AM – 12:05 PM

 

START-UP SHOWCASE: The HMG Innovation Accelerator

Moderator:   Emily Heath, General Partner, Cyberstarts

Mike Crowe, Retired CIO, Board Member and Advisor, Cyberstarts

Raanan Raz, CEO and co-Founder, Avalor

Shai Gabay, Founder and CEO, Trustmi

Research conducted by HMG Strategy reveals that one of the top focus areas for technology executive leaders is working with the CEO and the executive team to enable innovation and grow the business. In this exclusive session, we will ask the CEOs and leaders of innovative technology companies about the challenges they solve for clients, the innovation they deliver to companies, and how their solutions are differentiated in the market.


12:05 – 12:50 PM                                                                            

Lunch and Networking

HMG 2023 Global Leadership Institute Award Presentation Photo

Vic Bhagat, Global Advisor & Senior Partner, Kyndryl

Brook Colangelo, VP & CIO, Waters Corporation

Shannon Gath, CIO, Teradyne

Ken Grady, SVP & CIO, IDEXX Laboratories

Elizabeth Hackenson, CIO, Schneider Electric

Patty Patria, CIO, Babson College

Ramesh Razdan, Global CIO, Bain and Company


12:50 – 1:20 PM

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

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

Patrick Ford, CISO, Americas Region, Schneider Electric

Professor Kevin R. Powers, J.D., Founder & Director, M.S. in Cybersecurity Policy & Governance Program, Boston College

Mike Towers, Former Chief Digital Trust Officer, Takeda

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

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


1:20 – 1:30 PM

HMG 2023 Global Leadership Institute Award Presentation to

Vic Bhagat, Global Advisor & Senior Partner, Kyndryl

Patty Patria, CIO, Babson College


1:30 – 1:55 PM 

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


1:55 – 2:10 PM                                                                                   

EXECUTIVE FIRESIDE CHAT:   Succession Planning, Enabling Technology Leadership and Driving Innovation

Jim Chilton, EVP & Chief Technology Officer, Cengage Group, interviewed by Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy

Technology leaders today are being tasked with greater responsibility than ever before. The rapid acceleration of our digital world and new technologies like GenAI are necessitating that technology leadership be agile, efficient, and always ahead of the curve. In this landscape, CTOs and CIOs need to focus on the ways they can enable their leadership teams and plan for what’s ahead.

In this session, Jim Chilton, EVP and Chief Technology Officer at Cengage Group, a leading global edtech company, will share his own experience, touching on best practices and lessons learned when it comes to technology transformation, succession planning, leadership enablement, and fueling collaborative innovation. 


2:10 – 2:30 PM                                                                                   

EXECUTIVE FIRESIDE CHAT:  Is Your Company Data-Driven and AI Ready? 

Darlene Burke, Director, Application Services AMERICAS, SoftwareONE interviewed by Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy

According to Gartner, 79% of corporate strategists see AI and analytics as critical to their success over the next two years. However, only 24% of chief data officers (CDOs) characterize their organizations as data driven. 

There is no doubt a lot of hype behind AI, and behind the hype, there are some fundamental truths. For example, AI relies on how well you’ve prepared and unified your data and how well you’ve trained your model.  

AI is not just technology; it enables organizations to significantly improve efficiency, insights, customer experience, and innovation. It’s about becoming a data-driven enterprise powered by digital solutions. 

With the data and AI landscape rapidly increasing in complexity each month with new models, platforms, tools, and applications released to the market, it is recommended to ensure that companies have strong data management foundations to start adopting AI.  

In this fireside chat session, you’ll learn:  

  • How AI presents some tough challenges around scalability, security, and data governance. 

  • Why data and data management are key to adjusting and extending foundational AI models. 

  • How no enterprise can deploy AI at scale without having a solid security foundation in place. 

  • Why scaling AI in an enterprise is more than technology and a lot about how adoption and change management play a significant role in achieving a return on investment (ROI). 

  • Why governance is essential because the deployment of AI is a shared responsibility across the organization. 


2:30 – 2:50 PM                                                                                    

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


2:50 – 3:20 PM                                                                                   

BREAKTHROUGH INSIGHTS PANEL:  Generative AI:  Will it Revolutionize the Customer Experience?

Moderator:  Ramesh Razdan, Global CIO, Bain and Company

Santiago Garces, CIO, City of Boston

Michael Israel, CIO, The Kraft Group

Todd Mazza, CTO, FM Global

Patty Patria, CIO, Babson College

A looming recession and softening business conditions have prompted many senior leadership teams to focus on cost cutting. Nevertheless, business technology leaders are still being counted upon to help drive innovation and to create new revenue opportunities. One way to do that is by leveraging artificial intelligence tools such as ChatGPT and Generative AI to unearth fresh insights into customer preferences and shifting behaviors that can then spur new business opportunities ahead of the market. 

In this executive panel discussion, world-class CIOs, technology leaders and industry executives share their recommendations for utilizing customer data and AI tools to mine new business opportunities and to monetize data more effectively.


3:20 – 3:25 PM                                                                                   

HMG 2023 Global Leadership Institute Award Presentation to

Elizabeth Hackenson, CIO, Schneider Electric

Ramesh Razdan, Global CIO, Bain and Company


3:25 – 4:00 PM                                                                                    

 

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

MODERATOR:  Wolfgang Bauriedel, Senior Client Partner – Technology and Digital, Korn Ferry

Monica Caldas, EVP, Global Chief Information Officer, Liberty Mutual Insurance

Ken Grady, SVP & CIO, IDEXX Laboratories

Elizabeth Hackenson, CIO, Schneider Electric

Ramesh Razdan, Global CIO, Bain and Company

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. 


4:00 PM                                                                                   

Closing Remarks & Raffle Prizes

Chairs

Vic Bhagat

Global Advisor & Senior Partner
Kyndryl

Monica Caldas

EVP, Global Chief Information Officer
Liberty Mutual Insurance

Jim Chilton

EVP & Chief Technology Officer
Cengage Group

Brook Colangelo

CIO
Waters Corporation

Shannon Gath

CIO
Teradyne

Ken Grady

Sr. Vice President | Reference Lab Technology & Information Technology | Chief Information Officer
IDEXX Laboratories

Elizabeth Hackenson

CIO
Schneider Electric

Anjana Harve

EVP & CIO
BJ\’s Wholesale Club

Jamie Head

Advisory Board Program Chair
BostonCIO

Sean Lennon

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

Sean McCourt

Founder & CEO
Longford & Company

Hunter Muller

Founder & CEO
HMG Strategy

Mark Polansky

Executive in Residence, HMG Strategy Former Senior Partner
Korn Ferry

Ramesh Razdan

Global CIO
Bain & Company

Brian Shield

SVP/CTO
Boston Red Sox

Ken Spangler

EVP, Global Operating Technologies
FedEx Services

Advisory Board

Rich Adduci

Operating Executive
Berkshire Partners

Matt Aiello

Partner
Heidrick & Struggles

Andrew Allen

Head of Information and Analytics Governance
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Wes Arens

Strategic Advisor
Standvast Fulfillment

Saad Ayub

SVP, Chief Digital and Innovation Officer
Zones, Inc.

Dennis Baden

Global Managing Partner, Technology Officers Practice
Heidrick & Struggles

Douglas Barta

CIO
Cerevel Therapeutics, LLC

Wolfgang Bauriedel

Senior Client Partner – Technology and Digital
Korn Ferry

Gerald Beuchelt

SVP & CISO
Sprinklr

Anand Bhadouria

Sr. Director – Global Technology Strategy and Architecture
Microsoft

Brook Colangelo

CIO
Waters Corporation

Tim Crawford

CIO Strategic Advisor
AVOA

Michael Curmi

Vice President Strategy and Consulting
Fidelity Investments

Martin Davis

CIO/Managing Partner
DUNELM Associates Ltd

Abbas Faiq

Chief Information Officer
Imperva

Nirva Fereshetian

Chief Information Officer
CBT Architects

John Freeman

VP IT Shared Services
PTC

Shannon Gath

CIO
Teradyne

David Gerstle

Chief Digital Officer
MBTA

Rocco Grillo

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

Neil Hampshire

Chief Information & Digital Officer
Ocean Spray

Tom Harvey

SVP, IT, & CIO
Alkermes, Inc.

Jo Hoppe

CIO/CTO/VP & General Manager (P&L)
Software, Life Sciences, Book Publishing

Brad Horst

Vice President – CIO Advisory Services
Symetri USA

Swami Jayaraman

Senior Vice President, Global Technology
Iron Mountain

Scott Kessler

EVP & CIO
Northeast Grocery, Inc.

Phillip Knutel

VP & CIO
Berklee College of Music

Rom Kosla

CIO
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Jeff Lamoreaux

Former CIO
Global Partners LP

Martin Leach

COO and SVP of Data Services & Informatics
Alloy Therapeutics, Inc.

Ken LeBlanc

CIO
AHEAD

Eric Lindgren

Head of Portfolio Operations, Technology
Kelso & Company

William Mayo

SVP Research IT
Bristol-Myers Squibb

Todd Mazza

CTO
FM Global

George Moore

Chief Technology & Information Officer
CareMetx, LLC

Steve Morin

CIO
TalentLaunch

Ray Pawlicki

Executive Chairman
PrecisionLife

Professor Kevin Powers, J.D.

Founder & Director, M.S. in Cybersecurity Policy & Governance Program
Boston College

Greg Saltzman

Chief Information Officer
Protective Industrial Products

Pete Sattler

SVP and Chief Information Officer
CIRCOR International

Melissa Sawyer

Client Engagement & Technology Solutions Leader
Hylaine

Bill Scudder

Former SVP, AloT General Manager
Aspen Technology

Dan Sheehan

CIO
Puritan Medical Products

Mark Sherwood

SVP & CIO
Nuance Communications

Tom Stumpek

CISO
Clayton Dubilier & Rice

Mike Towers

Founder and Principal
Digital Trust Group LLC

Irwin Weiss

Senior Information Technology Consultant
Self-employed

Brad Whitehall

VP of IT & CIO
UniFirst Corporation

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.

    https://www.nutanix.com
  • Rimini Street

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

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

    SoftwareOne is redefining how companies build, buy and manage everything in the cloud. By helping clients to migrate and modernize their workloads and applications – and in parallel, to navigate and optimize the resulting software and cloud changes – SoftwareOne unlocks the value of technology.

    https://www.softwareone.com/en-us

Platinum Partners

  • Apptio

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

    http://www.apptio.com
  • Tangoe

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

    https://www.tangoe.com/

Gold Partners

  • Lakeside Software

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

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

    Nasuni is a leading file data services company that helps organizations create a secure, file data cloud for digital transformation, global growth, and information insight. The Nasuni File Data Platform is a cloud-native suite of services offering user productivity, business continuity, data intelligence, cloud choice, and simplified global infrastructure. The platform and its add-on services replace traditional file infrastructure­­­, including Network-Attached Storage (NAS), back-up, and DR, with a cloud-scale solution. By consolidating file data in easily expandable cloud object storage from Azure, AWS, Google Cloud, and others, Nasuni becomes the cloud-native replacement for traditional NAS and file server infrastructure.

    https://www.nasuni.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/
  • OutSystems

    OutSystems is a global leader in high-performance application development. We partner with visionaries to turn their big ideas into software that moves business, people, and the world forward. The OutSystems high-performance low-code platform gives technology leaders and developers the tools they need to rapidly build, deploy and manage their own business-critical applications. The company’s network spans more than 600,000 community members, 400+ partners, and active customers in 87 countries across 22 industries. OutSystems is “The #1 Low-Code Platform®” and a recognized leader by analysts, IT executives, business leaders, and developers around the world.

    https://www.outsystems.com/
  • 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/
  • Tanium

    Tanium, the industry’s only provider of converged endpoint management (XEM), protects every team, endpoint, and workflow from cyber threats by integrating IT, Compliance, Security, and Risk into a single platform that delivers comprehensive visibility across devices, a unified set of controls, and a common taxonomy for a single shared purpose: to protect critical information and infrastructure at scale. State and local governments, educational institutions, federal civilian agencies and the U.S. armed forces trust Tanium to protect people; defend data; secure systems; and see and control every endpoint, team, and workflow everywhere. That’s the power of certainty.

    https://www.tanium.com/

Supporting Partners

  • Aryaka
    Aryaka, the Cloud-First WAN company, brings agility, simplicity and a great experience to consuming the WAN-as-a-service. An optimized global network and innovative technology stack delivers the industry’s #1 managed SD-WAN service and sets the gold standard for application performance. Aryaka’s SmartServices platform offers connectivity, application acceleration, security, cloud networking and insights leveraging global orchestration and provisioning. The company’s customers include hundreds of global enterprises including several in the Fortune 100. https://www.aryaka.com/?utm_source=hmg&utm_medium=syndication&utm_content=home-page
  • Coretelligent

    As a leading provider of comprehensive managed IT, cybersecurity, digital transformation, compliance, strategy, and other IT solutions, Coretelligent enables organizations to seamlessly power and grow their businesses. Founded in 2006 and led by world-class technology experts, Coretelligent’s core services are utilized by top-tier organizations in the financial services, life sciences, and professional services sectors. Coretelligent’s headquarters is in Needham, MA, with strategic offices in New York City, Atlanta, Norwalk, Scarborough, and the San Francisco Bay area, with expanded support locations in Dallas, Los Angeles, Tampa, Washington, DC, and West Palm Beach.

    https://coretelligent.com/
  • Creatio

    Growth and success of any organization increasingly depend on the ability to automate and change workflows on the fly. Your business depends on it. Your employees embrace it. Your customers demand it. Creatio delivers the freedom to own your automation and change fast thanks to the power of the no-code platform.

    https://www.creatio.com/
  • Illumio

    Illumio enables organizations to realize a future without high-profile breaches by preventing the lateral movement of attackers across any organization. Founded on the principle of least privilege in 2013, Illumio provides visibility and segmentation for endpoints, data centers or clouds. The world’s leading organizations, including Morgan Stanley, BNP Paribas, Salesforce, and Oracle NetSuite, trust Illumio to reduce cyber risk.

    www.illumio.com
  • Proofpoint Inc.

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

    https://www.proofpoint.com/us
  • 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/

Trailblazer Partners

  • Avalor

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

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

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

    https://www.trustmi.ai/

Strategic Partners

  • Egon Zehnder

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

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

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

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

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

    https://www.kornferry.com
  • Russell Reynolds Associates

    Russell Reynolds Associates is a premier provider of senior-level executive search and assessment, serving clients globally for 40 years. We advise our clients on recruiting and retaining outstanding and impactful leaders, and help them mitigate the risks associated with senior level appointments. We are a private firm with 39 offices across North and South America, Europe and Asia/Pacific, covering all major business regions including Africa, Eastern Europe and Russia, the Middle East and the South Pacific. We leverage our collective expertise to identify and assess leaders who can support the growth and success of our client organizations. Our 300 experienced consultants are supported by a global research network We complete more than 2,000 assignments annually, across a broad range of industries and functional roles.

    http://www.russellreynolds.com
  • Spencer Stuart

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

    https://www.spencerstuart.com

Alliance Partners

  • Cyberstarts

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

    https://cyberstarts.com/about
  • Greylock Partners

    Greylock Partners backs entrepreneurs who are building disruptive, market-transforming consumer and enterprise software companies. We invest in companies that define new markets, including Airbnb, AppDynamics, Cloudera, Docker, Dropbox, Facebook (Nasdaq: FB), LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD), Medium, Nextdoor, Palo Alto Networks (NYSE: PANW) and Workday (NYSE: WDAY).

    http://www.greylock.com
  • GTM Capital

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

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

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

    http://lsvp.com
  • Menlo Ventures

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

    https://www.menlovc.com/
  • Sequoia Capital

    Sequoia is a venture firm with a 40+ year track record of partnering with daring entrepreneurs. Founded in 1972, we’ve been early business partners with many of technology’s biggest companies (Apple, Google, Oracle, Cisco, and more) along with many emerging leaders (WhatsApp, Palo Alto Networks, ServiceNow, FireEye, LinkedIn, Dropbox, Airbnb, etc).

    https://www.sequoiacap.com

Marketplace Partners

  • 8x8, Inc.

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

    https://www.8×8.com/
  • Akamai

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

    https://www.akamai.com
  • BetterCloud

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

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

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

    https://www.box.com
  • Darktrace

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

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

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

    www.delphix.com
  • Fortinet

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    www.paloaltonetworks.com
  • RingCentral

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    https://tonkean.com/
  • Upwork

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

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

    Zoom is the leader in modern enterprise video communications, with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, chat, and webinars across mobile, desktop, and room systems. Zoom Rooms is the original software-based conference room solution used around the world in board, conference, huddle, and training rooms, as well as executive offices and classrooms. Founded in 2011, Zoom helps businesses and organizations bring their teams together in a frictionless environment to get more done.

    https://zoom.us
  • Zscaler

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

    https://www.zscaler.com/

Venue

Harvard Club of Boston

 

374 Commonwealth Avenue

Boston, MA 02215

Harvard Hall

Registration

The CIO Executive Leadership Summit is created for CIOs/IT leaders. It also has strong appeal to leaders interested in better positioning their organizations and themselves for what’s ahead in business and to achieve the greatest benefits through the use of information technology.

To ensure a high quality environment and to maximize the networking experience, all attendees must be:

  • Employed C-Level executives (non-vendor) or equivalent, CIOs, Direct Reports of CIOs, or Senior Most IT Professional in an organization with $200M or greater revenue, or from not-for-profit or government organizations with comparable size

– OR – 

  • Full time academicians

If you meet the criteria above, there is no fee to attend. Due to the fact that these are virtual events, please only register if you plan to virtually join us on the summit date and time.

All registration requests will be reviewed and approved based upon above stated criteria.

* Sales/marketing individuals or consultants from non-sponsoring vendor organizations are not permitted.

Special Needs – We fully support the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you require special assistance of any kind, please call us at (203) 243-1674 or email us at registrar@hmgstrategy.com.

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