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2023 Philadelphia CIO Executive Leadership Summit

Pennsylvania – Thu, 09-28-2023 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM

Visionary Leadership:  Driving a Strategic and Secure Digital Agenda

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

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

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

September 28, 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 and co-host Lawrence Bilker, CIO, Lift Solutions Holdings LLC and Former Chair Philadelphia SIM


8:50 – 9:05 AM

EXECUTIVE FIRESIDE CHAT:  From Add-On to Value-Add:  How Tech is the Missing Link to All You Do

Angela Yochem, former EVP Chief Transformation and Digital Officer, Novant Health interviewed by Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy

Many industries have seen dramatic impacts and transformation over the last two years, and healthcare is no exception. Supply chain issues, staffing shortages and talent issues, and an intensified shift to digital channels are among those at the top of the list.

In this captivating executive interview, Angela Yochem, former EVP and Chief Transformation and Digital Officer at Novant Health, will share how her role evolved and will describe the steps taken over time to drive expanded business goals and strategy.


9:05 – 9:40 AM                                                                                          

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

MODERATOR:  Joseph Puglisi, Chairman & Co-Manager, North Andover Investors Collaborative, LLC

Lawrence Bilker, CIO, Lift Solutions Holdings LLC and Former Chair Philadelphia SIM

Dara Meath, SVP & CTO, Build-A-Bear Workshop

Raju Sankuratri, Chief Information Officer – Global Supply Chain & Group Purchasing Organizations, Aramark

Angela Yochem, former EVP Chief Transformation and Digital Officer, Novant Health

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 and inclusive culture that embraces innovative approaches to position their companies to succeed in a challenging environment while securing the hybrid workplace.


9:40 – 9:45 AM

HMG 2023 Global Leadership Institute Award Presentation to Lawrence Bilker, CIO, Lift Solutions Holdings LLC and Former Chair Philadelphia SIM


9:45 – 10:10 AM                                                                              

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


10:10 – 10:45 AM                                                                               


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

MODERATOR: Kelly Kleinfelder, former CIO

Eric Helmer, SVP & CTO, Rimini Street

Rajeev Nair, CIO, Knipper Health

Andrew Santacroce, VP & Deputy CIO, TMNA Services, LLC

Nik Umrani, Global CIO, NSM Insurance Group

Many technology executives find themselves between a rock and a hard place. CEOs and CFOs are leaning on CIOs and technology leaders to find ways to reduce costs in a tight economy. On the other hand, technology executives are being counted upon to utilize hot technologies that can spark new business innovation and to support digital business models. This panel of executives will share use cases for advanced technologies and partnerships that can lower costs and drive new business value.


10:45 – 10:55 AM

HMG 2023 Global Leadership Institute Award Presentation to: 

Dara Meath, SVP & CTO, Build-A-Bear Workshop

Raju Sankuratri, Chief Information Officer – Global Supply Chain & Group Purchasing Organizations, Aramark


10:55 – 11:15 AM                                                                                 

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


11:15 – 11:35 AM                                                                                

EXECUTIVE FIRESIDE CHAT:  Make Every Dollar Count: How to Maximize the Value of Tech Spend 

Gavin Cutler, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Apptio interviewed by Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy

Technology executives are cautiously finding their way in today’s economy, tightening budgets while looking for opportunities to invest in growth. Advancements in technology and applications offer the opportunity to gain a competitive edge, but leaders need to ruthlessly prioritize their investments – aligning spend, data and insights to inform fast decision making while ensuring they are driving ROI. In this session, an expert from Apptio will share real-world success stories of how innovation leaders are re-shaping their future with smarter investment strategies, processes and technology.  


11:35 AM – 12:00 NOON

START-UP SHOWCASE: The HMG Innovation Accelerator

Moderator:   Emily Heath, General Partner, Cyberstarts

TBD: Savvy

TBD: Oasis

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.


NOON – 1:00 PM                                                                            

Lunch and Networking

SIM Philadelphia Update – Lawrence Bilker, CIO, Lift Solutions Holdings LLC and Former Chair Philadelphia SIM

HMG 2023 Global Leadership Institute Award Photo

Lawrence Bilker, CIO, Lift Solutions Holdings LLC

Rocco Grillo, MD – Global Cyber Risk Services & Incident Response Investigation, Alvarez & Marsal

Dara Meath, SVP & CTO, Build-A-Bear Workshop

Raju Sankuratri, Chief Information Officer – Global Supply Chain & Group Purchasing Organizations, Aramark                                                 


1:00 – 1:20 PM        

EXECUTIVE FIRESIDE CHAT:  Go Hack Yourself: More War Stories from ~26k Pentests

Snehal Antani, CEO, Horizon3.ai interviewed by Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy

Join Snehal Antani, CEO of Horizon3.ai, for an eye-opening session where he’ll discuss real-world examples of what NodeZero discovered in networks just like yours. You’ll hear about how fast and easy it is to compromise some of the largest networks in the world – with full domain takeover – often in minutes, and sometimes, without even exploiting a CVE. Discover how autonomous pentesting helps find unknown weaknesses in your infrastructure that could quickly result in ransomware exposure. 


1:20 – 1:55 PM 

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

MODERATOR:  Kevin Kilgore, Business Information Security Officer, Ascensus

Tracey Brand-Sanders, VP & CISO, UGI Corporation

Rocco Grillo, MD – Global Cyber Risk Services & Incident Response Investigation, Alvarez & Marsal

Mandar Rege, Managing Director, Operational Risk Management – Technology and Cybersecurity, Citigroup

Donna Ross, EVP & CISO, Radian

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.


1:55 – 2:00 PM 

HMG 2023 Global Leadership Institute Award Presentation to Rocco Grillo, MD – Global Cyber Risk Services & Incident Response Investigation, Alvarez & Marsal


2:00 – 2:25 PM  

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners                                                                                  


2:25 – 2:35 PM

EXECUTIVE FIRESIDE CHAT:  Diving Deeper into Generative AI

Anna Ransley, Chief Digital Information Officer, Quaker Houghton interviewed by Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy

As a sitting CIO with a rich career as a technology leader in various companies and industries, Anna Ransley has witnessed firsthand the transformative power of emerging technologies and for years has been on the forefront of data, BI, AI and ML in her various roles. Because of the disruptive power that Generative AI has already demonstrated, she dedicated significant time to dive deep into this field. In her pursuit of knowledge, she had the privilege of engaging with a diverse range of individuals and organizations to gain a wide perspective on this technology both from the vast opportunities and great risks that we have to proactively manage as CxOs, board members and humans as a whole.


2:35 – 3:10 PM                                                                                   

BREAKTHROUGH INSIGHTS PANEL:  Designing the Intelligent Automated Enterprise

MODERATOR: Hugo Fueglein, Managing Director, Diversified Search

Ted Bredikin, CIO, UnitedHealthcare Insurance Solutions

Anna Ransley, Chief Digital Information Officer, Quaker Houghton

Umesh Yerram, Global CISO, Cboe Global Markets

Although ‘AI’ is front-of-mind for most CEOs and fellow members of the C-suite, many CIOs and business technology leaders are currently focused on leveraging AI and automation technologies to help automate a variety of processes and operations across the enterprise for productivity and cost-reduction benefits. In this Executive Panel, technology leaders will share how to begin harnessing the transformative power of emerging technologies such as AI and ML along with the risks, governance and regulatory aspects of utilizing AI and ML as well as questions regarding the use of these technologies that remain unanswered.


3:10 – 3:20 PM                                                                                   

Transition Break


3:20 – 3:55 PM                                                                                    

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

Moderator:  Lawrence Bilker, CIO, Lift Solutions Holdings LLC and Former Chair Philadelphia SIM

Helane Stein, SVP & CIO, Brixmor Property Group

Adam Noble, Operating Partner – Information Technology|CIO|CTO, Littlejohn & Company

Scott Knote, Senior Solution Advisor, S/4HANA Center of Excellence, SAP

Additional Panelists: TBD

The world and the business community has experienced more turbulence in the past 3 years than we’ve seen in a century – a global pandemic, massive supply-chain disruptions, the War in Ukraine, an international recession and other geo-political shockwaves. As the CEO of Technology, CIOs need the ability to peer around the corner and to anticipate what might be coming next to enable the business to succeed.

In this compelling Executive Panel discussion, world-class CIOs and industry experts share the type of leadership acumen that’s needed to succeed in today’s uncertain environment, to lead through the C-suite and the Board and to guide employees to a brighter future. 


3:55 – 4:00 PM                                                                                   

Closing Remarks & Raffle Prizes

Chairs

Lawrence Bilker

CIO
Lift Solutions Holdings LLC

Chiranjoy Das

Former CIO
Randall-Reilly

Jon Harding

SVP & Global CIO
Conair LLC

Sandeep Katarnavre

Managing Partner & Digital Executive
AAKROD

Robert Lux

Strategic Advisor
Cenlar FSB

Dara Meath

SVP & CTO
Build-A-Bear Workshop

Hunter Muller

Founder & CEO
HMG Strategy

Rajeev Nair

CIO
Knipper Health

Tamir Peres

VP & Chief Information Officer
Herc Rentals

John Repko

EVP & CIO
AIG

Raju Sankuratri

Chief Information Officer – Global Supply Chain & Group Purchasing Organizations
Aramark

Andrew Santacroce

VP & Deputy CIO
TMNA Services, LLC

Candida Seasock

CEO
CTS Associates, LLC

Nik Umrani

Global CIO
NSM Insurance Group

Umesh Yerram

Global CISO
Cboe Global Markets

Angela Yochem

Global CIO
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

Advisory Board

Chidi Alams

Chief Information Officer
Just Born, Inc.

Ted Bredikin

CIO
UnitedHealthcare Insurance Solutions

Hugo Fueglein

Managing Director
Diversified Research

Aaron Geiger

Chief Technology Officer
Alberici Group

Rocco Grillo

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

Srini Gudipati

CIO
Covanta

John Heidelberger

Global Head of Technology Consulting
WTW

Steve Heilenman

CIO
Benefix

Jean Hill

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

RJ Juliano

SVP, Chief Information & Marketing Officer
Parkway Corporation

Vana Khurana

Senior Solutions Architect
Vanguard Group

Kevin Kilgore

Business Information Security Officer
Ascensus

Ken Krieger

EVP
The Judge Group

Tony Leng

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

Rick Lindberg

CIO & VP
ASTM International

Dara Meath

SVP & CTO
Build-A-Bear Workshop

Rajiv Nair

CIO
Knipper Health

Adam Noble

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

Tom Nogles

SVP & Head of Technology
Hartford Funds

Louise O’Donnell

Managing Director Commercial Systems
Webster Bank

Joseph Puglisi

Growth Strategist / Interim CIO
10xnewco

Raju Sankuratri

Chief Information Officer – Global Supply Chain & Group Purchasing Organizations
Aramark

Anahi Santiago

CISO
ChristianaCare

Candida Seasock

CEO
CTS Associates, LLC

Joe Talik

Digital Transformation Advisor
Verizon

Leona Thomas

Former Sr. Delivery Director; Global BAS Transformation Team
Slalom

Laura Whitt-Winyard

VP of Security & IT
Hummingbird

Matthew Wood

Sr. Director, Fintech, US East
Tavant

Presenting 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
  • Horizon3.ai

    While Snehal Antani and Anthony Pillitiere were working to transform their cyber security posture, Red Team operations became a critical part of their strategy, but hiring consultants or maintaining a dedicated Red Team was expensive and could only cover a narrow slice of their enterprise. They started Horizon3.ai and fused military cyber attackers with artificial intelligence experts and automation engineers, to deliver continuous, automated, 100% coverage Red Teaming as a service. No consultants. No professional services. Delivered as a true SaaS offering.

Platinum Partners

  • Rimini Street

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

    https://www.riministreet.com/
  • 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

Gold Partners

  • AHEAD

    Building Digital Platforms to Deliver Better Outcomes, Faster

    Founded in 2007, AHEAD grew up in the data center and retains its deep infrastructure expertise at the core of its business. But as the market has changed, the company has always invested ahead of the curve.

    Our clients are in a race to transform digitally in pursuit of competitive advantage. They want to use technology to deliver differentiating customer experiences, launch new digital products faster, and uncover massive efficiency gains through automation and modernization. Yet they’re unable to progress fast enough. AHEAD’s purpose is to accelerate their progress and do so in a way that creates significant and sustainable business impact.

    With strategic consulting and managed services, along with innovation in practices like cloud, security, and data, AHEAD has become a key partner for countless enterprises in their path to digital business transformation.

    https://www.ahead.com/
  • Bluewave Technology Group

    At Bluewave Technology Group, we help companies purchase and manage technology in a better way. We are a strategic technology advisory and lifecycle management company that offers businesses a simple way to purchase cloud, network, and communications solutions that help grow revenue, reduce costs or improve efficiency. Our streamlined, customer-centric approach of evaluating, sourcing, managing, and supporting technology solutions simplifies the entire technology lifecycle across multiple service providers and partners.

    https://bluewave.net
  • Denodo

    Denodo is a leader in data management. The award-winning Denodo Platform is the leading data integration, management, and delivery platform using a logical approach to enable self-service BI, data science, hybrid/multi-cloud data integration, and enterprise data services. Realizing more than 400% ROI and millions of dollars in benefits, Denodo’s customers across large enterprises and mid-market companies in 30+ industries have received payback in less than 6 months. For more information, visit www.denodo.com or call +1 877 556 2531 (US) / +44 (0) 20 7869 8053 (UK) / +65 6950 7489 (Singapore).

    https://www.denodo.com/en
  • 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/
  • Pure Storage

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

    https://www.purestorage.com

Supporting Partners

  • CrowdStrike

    CrowdStrike has redefined security with the world’s most advanced cloud-native platform that protects and enables the people, processes and technologies that drive modern enterprise. CrowdStrike secures the most critical areas of enterprise risk – endpoints and cloud workloads, identity, and data – to keep customers ahead of today’s adversaries and stop breaches. Powered by the CrowdStrike Security Cloud, the CrowdStrike Falcon Platform leverages real-time indicators of attack, threat intelligence on evolving adversary tradecraft and enriched telemetry from across the enterprise to deliver hyper-accurate detections, automated protection and remediation, elite threat hunting and prioritized observability of vulnerabilities – all through a single, lightweight agent. With CrowdStrike, customers benefit from superior protection, better performance, reduced complexity and immediate time-to-value.

    https://www.crowdstrike.com/
  • Rapid API

    Rapid is a software company based in San Francisco, CA. Rapid offers an API Marketplace to assist developers in finding, connecting, and managing all of their APIs. Founded in 2015, Rapid (formerly RapidAPI) created the world’s largest public API marketplace at rapidapi.com. Their public API marketplace boasts over 40,000 APIs from top global companies, ultimately serving millions of developers. Rapid has taken the platform that powers their public API Marketplace and offered it as an Enterprise API Hub, a private and custom-branded API Marketplace platform. Rapid’s platform is used by large organizations to showcase their valuable data and services as APIs on a centralized marketplace. This platform encourages consumers to discover and connect with these APIs, fostering deeper partnerships, improving brand recognition amongst developers, and introducing new revenue opportunities through top-notch API programs.

Association Partners

  • Philadelphia Chapter of SIM

    The Society for Information Management (SIM) is comprised of Senior Technology Leaders with the common goals of networking, professional development and community involvement. The SIM Philadelphia Chapter is composed of over 250 active members from the area and is part of the national SIM network consisting of 5,000 members. We work together to share and enhance our rich experience for the benefit of our members, organizations and communities. Our core mission is to bring together Technology and Business Leaders to network, share information, collaborate, and give back to the community. The philanthropic organization, Philadelphia Philanthropic Society for Information Management Foundation Inc.(PHSIM), is the sister organization to the Philadelphia chapter, which concentrates on organizing charitable activities for the technology community. PHSIM raises money to provide scholarships to local college students and provides funding to teen computer camps run by other non-profit organizations. PHISIM and SIM Philadelphia work together to run several events and raise funds in order to inspire younger generations to become leaders in information technology. SIM Philadelphia is the premier society for IT professionals and thought leaders. Our value is delivered through multiple networking opportunities, and events, along with education through gatherings, workshops, and forums where practitioners, academics, and consultants collaborate, share knowledge, and experiences. The chapter is proud of its work to improve the community and provide a collaborative, high quality, and enriching environment for members.

     

     

Alliance Partners

  • Cyberstarts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    http://lsvp.com
  • Menlo Ventures

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

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

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

    https://www.sequoiacap.com

Strategic Partners

  • Egon Zehnder

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

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

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

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

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

    https://www.kornferry.com
  • Spencer Stuart

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

    https://www.spencerstuart.com

Marketplace Partners

  • 8x8, Inc.

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

    https://www.8×8.com/
  • Akamai

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

    https://www.akamai.com
  • BetterCloud

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

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

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

    https://www.box.com
  • Darktrace

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

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

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

    www.delphix.com
  • Fortinet

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    www.paloaltonetworks.com
  • RingCentral

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    https://tonkean.com/
  • Upwork

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

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

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

    https://zoom.us
  • Zscaler

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

    https://www.zscaler.com/

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  • Savvy Security

    Savvy is the provider of the industry’s first Workforce Security Automation Platform. Our customers use Savvy to ensure the safe use of SaaS and prevent workforce-initiated security incidents by providing just-in-time security guardrails that guide employees to make more secure decisions. To learn more about Savvy and schedule a demo, please go to https://savvy.security

    https://savvy.security

Venue

Union League of Philadelphia

 140 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102

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.

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

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