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2023 Silicon Valley CISO & Technology Executive Leadership Summit

California – Thu, 06-01-2023 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Visionary Leadership:  Driving a Strategic and Secure Digital Agenda

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

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

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

JUNE 1, 2022, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM PT

2023 Silicon Valley CISO & Technology Executive Leadership Agenda

8:00 – 9:00 AM

Registration and Networking Breakfast

9:00 – 9:20 AM

Welcome and Introduction

Hunter Muller, Founder & CEO, HMG Strategy

Emily Heath, General Partner, Cyberstarts

9:20 – 10:00 AM

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

MODERATOR: Matthew Rosenquist, CISO,

Al Ghous, CISO, Snapdocs

Morgan Wright, Chief Security Advisor, SentinelOne

Piyoush Sharma, Head of Enterprise Security, Platform & Web, Zuora

Janet Ge, Head of Security, Grail

It’s challenging to stay a step ahead of nation-state actors and other cyber criminals. But security can be positioned as a competitive advantage if it enables your company to be better prepared than your organization’s rivals. 

In this thought-provoking executive panel discussion, top-tier CISOs and security leaders will share best practices for moving beyond securing the organization along with examples of leading companies that have achieved a competitive edge. 

10:00 – 10:05 AM

HMG 2023 Global Leadership Institute Award Presentation 

Emily Heath, General Partner, Cyberstarts

10:05 – 10:30 AM

Coffee Break, Networking, Meet our Partners

10:30 – 11:05 AM

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Security in the Spotlight: How Will Upcoming SEC Regulations Impact the Roles of CXOs and the Board

MODERATOR: Niharika Srivastav, Senior Vice President – Cybersecurity and Executive Programs, Women in Technology International

Rafi Brenner, VP, Information Security, Fortinet

Selim Aissi, Global Chief Information Security Officer, Blackhawk Network

Krishnan Chellakarai, CISO, Gilead Sciences

The evolving threat landscape is forcing CISOs and information security leaders to re-think their approaches to safeguarding the enterprise. This includes applying new skill sets, new technologies and new ways of thinking to keep a step ahead of cyber-criminals and threat actors. These strategic changes require buy-in from the C-suite, line-of-business leaders and the Board of Directors – including the ability to communicate the rationale for these changes to obtain the support and investments that are needed.

In this Executive Panel discussion, world-class security leaders will share the steps they are taking to lead effectively at the executive level, along with fresh approaches they are taking to safeguard the enterprise in an ever-evolving threat landscape.

11:05 – 11:30

Coffee Break, Networking, Meet our Partners

11:30 AM – 11:50 PM

EXECUTIVE FIRESIDE CHAT: Unleashing the Power of Cyber Security in the C-Suite and the Boardroom

Patty Hatter, Tech Investor/Advisory, Public Company Board Member, former Chief Customer Officer

Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy

Cyber security has transcended its backroom origins to become a critical boardroom concern. The role of CISO has transformed, demanding technical expertise and effective business leadership skills to engage board members with diverse backgrounds. Patty Hatter, Tech Investor/Advisory, Public Company Board Member and former Chief Customer Officer and Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy will share valuable insights on fostering productive relationships with board directors to drive business objectives forward. Discover strategic approaches to secure buy-in, not just within the C-Suite, but at the highest levels of governance as well. .

11:50 – 1:00 PM

Networking Lunch and HMG Global Leadership Institute Awards Program

NPower Update: Chris Starling, Executive Director, NPower

HMG Global Leadership Institute Awards Program

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

Krishnan Chellakarai, CISO, Gilead Sciences

Parul Saini, Global Head of Business and Enterprise Apps, Uber

1:00 – 1:20 PM


Tamar Bar-Ilan, Co-Founder and CTO, Cyera interviewed by Emily Heath, General Partner, Cyberstarts

Research conducted by HMG Strategy reveals that one of the top focus areas for technology executive leaders is how to continue to innovate in a demanding business and how to stay ahead of the curve with new emerging technologies. In this exclusive session, Emily Heath, General Partner, Cyberstarts asks the CEOs of some of the most innovative Cyber security startups what drives their mission to create meaningful companies, deliver lasting value and how their solutions are differentiated in the market. Joining Emily in this session are CEO’s from two companies who are re-defining the security industry in how you protect a modern cloud enabled enterprise.

1:20 – 1:40 PM

Coffee Break, Networking, Meet our Partners

1:40 – 2:10 PM

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Securing Applications in the Age of Cyber Threats

MODERATOR: Nikhil Gupta, Co-Founder and CEO, Armorcode

Cassie Crossley, VP Supply Chain Security, Schneider Electric

Sangram Dash, Head of Cyber Security, CDK Global

Teza Mukkavilli, CISO, Chargepoint

“Every company is a software company” making application security more critical than ever before. Cyber threats such as data breaches, malware attacks, and hacking attempts can severely damage an organization’s reputation, finances, and customers’ trust.
In this session, we will discuss leading-edge technology solutions and best practices to assist security teams how to balance the demand for software production vs. building secure code.
  • Correlating and prioritizing critical vulnerabilities found from standalone AppSec, Cloud, and Infrastructure security tools protecting your holistic attack surface
  • Utilizing workflow automation to improve triaging of vulnerabilities and MTTR
  • How do we improve the collaboration and coordination of our AppSec and DevOps teams?
  • What key metrics does a CISO need to be monitoring – Risk vs. Vulnerability?

2:10 – 2:15 PM

HMG 2023 Global Leadership Institute Award Presentation 

Cassie Crossley, VP Supply Chain Security, Schneider Electric

2:15 – 2:30 PM

Coffee Break, Networking, Meet our Partners

2:30 – 3:00 PM

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Innovating At The Speed of Change

MODERATOR: Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy

Emily Heath, General Partner, Cyberstarts

David Tsao, Chief Information Security Officer, Instacart

Eddie Borrero, Chief Information Security Officer, Blue Shield CA

Maarten Van Horenbeeck, Chief Information Security Officer, Adobe

As technology continues to evolve to support rapidly going business demands, keeping up with security is challenging enough, so how do CISOs and security executives continue to think strategically to stay ahead of the curve? Continuous innovation must be part of any modern security program, the alternative, not innovating cannot be the answer.  In this expert panel learn from some leading enterprise CISOs on their approaches to innovation and learn how they stay ahead of the change while balancing day to day operations.

3:00 PM


Raffle Prizes & Closing Remarks


Snehal Antani

Co-Founder & CEO

Krishnan Chellakarai

Gilead Sciences

Patty Hatter

Tech Investor/Advisory, Public Company Board Member, former Chief Customer Officer

Emily Heath

General Partner

Hunter Muller

Founder & CEO
HMG Strategy

Matthew Rosenquist

CISO and Cybersecurity Strategist
Mercury Risk & Compliance

Gary Sorrentino

Global CIO

Advisory Board

Alissa Abdullah

Deputy Chief Security Officer & Senior Vice President of Emerging Corporate Security Solutions

Dan Adam

Extreme Networks

Roota Almeida

Head of Security Governance
Amazon Stores

Edward Amoroso

Founder & CEO

Colin Anderson

SVP & Chief Information Security Officer

Snehal Antani

Co-Founder & CEO

Bhupesh Arora

Vice President & CIO
Magellan Midstream Partners L.P.

BG Badriprasad

Chief Security Architect
Ross Stores

Stan Banash

Former Information Security Director
Pacific Dental Services

Joshua Barons

Head of Information Security
San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance

James Beeson

SVP & Global CISO

Alex Bessonov

Software Leader
Amazon Web Services

Jesse Bociek


Ben De Bont


Steve Booth

VP, Product Management, Detection and Response

Rafi Brenner

VP, Information Security

Paul Calatayud

Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer
Onda AI

Asheem Chandna

Greylock Partners

Patrick Wilson, CHCIO, CISSP

Former CIO and CISO
Contra Costa County Health Services

Krishnan Chellakarai

Gilead Sciences

Michael Coden

Associate Director, Cybersecurity Research Consortium
MIT Sloan School of Management

Jeffrey Coe

Executive Cybersecurity Advisor
Incovate Solutions

Curtis Coleman

Asst. Professor & Founding Director of Cybersecurity Education Center
Oklahoma Christian University

Chris Convey

Pediatric Associates | Alpine Physician Partners | Tapestri HealthTech

Mike Coogan

Managing Director
The Hugginn Group

Mignona Cote

Chief Security Officer

Jamey Cummings

Partner – Cybersecurity and Technology
JM Search

Marcus Dahlen

CEO & Head of Swisscom Outpost
Swisscom Cloud Lab Ltd.

Scott Daitzman

Managing Partner/CISO
SJD Cyber

Adnan Dakhwe

Technology Leader

Kirsten Davies


Auston Davis

Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer
Versant Health

Joseph Dyer

VP, Chief Information Security Officer
ICF International

Mark Egan


Dr. Gail Ferreira

Prima Leader, Inc

Kwame Fields

Senior Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer and Acting Chief Diversity Officer
FHLBank San Francisco

Patrick Ford

CISO, Americas Region
Schneider Electric

Kenneth Foster

Global Head of Architecture

Stephanie Franklin-Thomas

CISO and Board Member

Stephen Fridakis

Chief Information Security Officer
Oracle Corporation

Todd Friedman


Kostas Georgakopoulos

Global CTO & CISO
Mondelēz International

Nemi George

Vice President, Information Security Officer & IT Operations
Pacific Dental Services

Al Ghous


Jay Gonzales

James Hardie

Gary Gooden

Former Vice President Information Technology
Relativity Space

Dan Gorecki

Chief Information Security Officer
Ascot Group

Igor Gorelik

SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Rocco Grillo

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

Nikhil Gupta

Co-Founder & CEO
ArmorCode Inc.

Lakshmi Hanspal

Member of the Board of Advisors
University of California, Merced

Meredith Harper

Senior Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer
Synchrony Financial

Emily Heath

General Partner

Jason Hengels

Founder & CEO
Exposure Security

Chris Houlder


John Iannarelli

Former FBI Special Agent and Senior Executive Advisor

Amir Jabri

Vice President Information Technology and CyberSecurity

Christophe Jacquet


Craig James-Heer

Gordon Food Service

Basheer Janjua

Founder, Executive Chairman, & President
Calculi Inc.

Daniel Jesudason

CISO & Chief Enterprise Architect
Beam Suntory Inc.

Mike Johnson


Mike Kail


Chad Kalmes


Abby Kearns


Monti Knode

Former VP of Customer Success and Partner

Josh Knopp

Enterprise Holdings, Inc.

Susan Koski

The PNC Financial Services Group

Ajoy Kumar

Head of Application Security
Wells Fargo

Min Kyriannis

CEO and Founder
Amyna Systems

Matthew Lagana

Managing Director, CTO, & CISO

Peter Liebert

Chief Information Security Officer (Resident) & Product Advisor
Foresite Cybersecurity & Compliance

Jason Lish

Lumen Technologies

Bob Lord

Senior Technical Advisor
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

Israel Martinez

CEO and Global CTO
Axon Global

Sam Masiello

Chief Information Security Officer
The Anschutz Corporation

John McCormick

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

Michael McNeil

SVP & Global CISO
McKesson Corporation

Jeff Miller

Chief Information Officer & SVP IT & Security

Matthew Modica

Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer
BJC Healthcare

David Munroe

SVP of IT & Security
National Hockey League

Shamla Naidoo

Head of Cloud Strategy

Harry O’Laughlin

Former Information Security Manager
Judicial Council of California

Joel Odelson

Chief Information Security Officer

Kevin Paige

CISO and VP, Product Strategy

Michael Palmer


Malcolm K. Palmore

Director – Office of the CISO – Google Cloud

Michael Piacente

Co-Founder and Managing Director
Hitch Partners

Professor Kevin Powers, J.D.

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

Frank Price

Senior Vice President & Chief Information Risk Officer

Lauren Dana Rosenblatt

International Flavors & Fragrances

Matthew Rosenquist

CISO and Cybersecurity Strategist
Mercury Risk & Compliance

Tiffany Rusin

VP, Head of Cyber Security, Indo-Pacific (Global Services & Asia-Pacific)

Sherry Ryan

Former VP CISO, Juniper Networks
Partner, Fortium Partners

Sameer Sait

Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer

Anahi Santiago


Bradley Schaufenbuel

Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer

Richard Seiersen

Chief Risk Officer

Pranab Sinha


Ed Solomon

Senior Advisor – Corporate Development
Genesys Works

Gary Sorrentino

Global CIO

Stephen Spagnuolo

Stealth Engagement

George Totev

Head of Risk and Compliance

Mike Towers

Founder and Principal
Digital Trust Group LLC

Kimberly Trapani

American Tire Distributors

Rahul Tripathi

Chief Product & Technology Officer

Clif Triplett

Executive Director

Joseph Tso


Terrence Weekes

VP, Technology Operations & CISO
Jack in the Box

Michael Wilson

SVP and Chief Security Officer
Molina Healthcare

Neal Wright

Chief Technology Officer/CISO
Salem Health

Rebecca Wynn

Global Chief Security Strategist & CISO | Soulful CXO Podcast Host
Click Solutions Group

Lokesh Yamasani

Director – IT Security and Product Security

Frank Yanan

SVP, GIS Business Information Security Officer (BISO)
Bank of America

Nick Yoo

Chief Information Security Officer
Zero Hash

Keith Young

Montgomery County Government

Dr. Robert Zandoli

Global CISO and CTO

Michael Zanga

Managing Director, Global Head of Technology, Cyber, Data and Change Risk

Brian Zaugg

Head of Security
Authentic8, Inc.

Platinum Partners

  • SentinelOne

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

Gold Partners

  • 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.
  • 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

Supporting Partners

  • ArmorCode Inc.

    ArmorCode supercharges security teams so their organizations can ship secure software faster. The ArmorCode Platform unifies AppSec and vulnerability management to normalize and correlate findings and orchestrate workflows so teams can identify, articulate, and remediate their most critical risks.

Association Partners

  • Purple Book Community
  • SIM San Francisco Bay Area

    Welcome to the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of SIM! The Chapter strives to strengthen professional communications among members who direct the application of information technology in private and public organizations. Chapter activities include: Meeting to share innovative ideas and real world experiences which address enterprise information needs. We have excellent speakers both from our membership, and bring in industry executives and subject matter experts from many sources. Providing presentations by leading national information-management professionals and executives who benefit from management-information systems. Challenging our comfort levels by exchanging ideas with peers and business counterparts. Being a resource for each other, and personal networking.

Alliance Partners

  • Amplify Partners

    Amplify Partners, an early-stage venture capital firm committed to redefining IT infrastructure, invests in technical entrepreneurs pursuing the multi-hundred-billion dollar Infrastructure 2.0 disruption. Amplify helps talented founders build valuable businesses by investing the right amount of early-stage capital and providing active company-building assistance. Amplify offers the unique combination of deep domain expertise, early-stage focus and a network of Venture AmplifiersTM to improve outcomes for infrastructure entrepreneurs.
  • Glynn Capital

    Glynn Capital is focused on investments in leading private and public technology growth companies. We seek to be long-term investors in a limited number of excellent companies with world-class management teams, sustainable business models, and long-term growth potential.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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).

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.

Marketplace Partners

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Globant

    We are a digitally native company that helps organizations reinvent themselves to create a way forward and unleash their potential. We are the place where innovation, design and engineering meet scale. • We have more than 25,500 employees and we are present in 21 countries working for companies like Google, Rockwell Automation, Electronic Arts and Santander, among others. • We were named a Worldwide Leader in CX Improvement Services by IDC MarketScape report. • We were also featured as a business case study at Harvard, MIT, and Stanford
  • 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.
  • Strata

    Strata is pioneering the concept of Identity Orchestration for distributed, multi-cloud identity. Strata’s Maverics Platform enables enterprises to seamlessly unify on-premises and cloud-based authentication and access systems for consistent identity management in multi-cloud environments. Strata’s distributed approach to identity enables organizations to break decades-old vendor lock-in, preventing a broader transition of enterprise workloads to the public cloud. The company’s founders co-authored the SAML open standard for identity interoperability, created the first cloud identity services, delivered the first open-source identity products, and are now building the first distributed identity platform. For more information, visit us on the Web and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

  • 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.

Trailblazer Partners

  • Cyera

    Cyera is the data security company that gives businesses context and control over their most valuable asset: data. As a pioneer in Data Security Posture Management, Cyera instantly provides companies visibility over all of their sensitive data, context over the risk it represents and their security exposure, and automated remediation to reduce the attack surface and ensure operational resilience. We are redefining the way companies secure their data.
  • Upwind

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Hyatt Regency Santa Clara

5101 GREAT AMERICA PARKWAY SANTA CLARA, CA, 95054-, US T: (408) 510-6410 F: (408) 510-6449

Rate: $399++

Cutoff Date: May 26, 2023 – please send this information out to attendees & sponsors asap as the cutoff date is next Friday.


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

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

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

– OR – 

  • Full-time academicians

If you meet the criteria above, there is no fee to attend.

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

If you meet the criteria above, there is no fee to attend.

* 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) 221-2702 or email us at

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