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2023 New York CISO & Technology Executive Leadership Summit

New York – Thu, 06-15-2023 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.

2023 New York Technology & CISO Executive Leadership Agenda

THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 2022    8:00 AM – 4:00 PM ET

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Registration and Networking Breakfast

9:00 – 9:20 AM

Welcome and Introduction

Hunter Muller, Founder & CEO, HMG Strategy

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

Erik Tomasi, Founder and Managing Director, EMTsec

9:20 – 9:35 AM

EXECUTIVE FIRESIDE CHAT: Stretch Leadership for the Modern CISO

David Mahon, Global Chief Information Security Officer, Deloitte interviewed by Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy.

As cyber-attacks and data breaches continue to become more sophisticated, CISOs are finding that they need leadership skills beyond managing technology and safeguarding the organization. They also need to develop new leadership skills to communicate the impact of a data breach from a legal, regulatory, compliance and privacy standpoint. In this Fireside Chat with HMG Strategy Founder and CEO, Hunter Muller, and Global CISO at Deloitte Global, David Mahon, discuss the ‘stretch leadership’ skills that today’s CISO needs to work effectively with the business while continuing to safeguard the enterprise.

9:35 – 9:55 AM

Coffee Break, Networking, Meet our Partners

9:55 – 10:35 AM

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

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

Roota Almeida, Head of Security Governance, Amazon Stores

Chris Holden, Senior Vice President & CISO, Crum & Forster

Bala Rajagopalan, Global Chief Information Security Officer, Tradeweb

Julien Soriano, Chief Information Security Officer, Box

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. 

10:35 – 10:40 AM

HMG 2023 Global Leadership Institute Award Presentation 

David Mahon, Global CISO, Deloitte

10:40 – 11:00 AM

Coffee Break, Networking, Meet our Partners

11:00 – 11:40 AM

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

MODERATOR: Kevin Powers, Director, MS in Cybersecurity Policy & Governance Assistant Professor of the Practice, Business Law and Society Department, Boston College

Matthew Lagana, Managing Director, CTO & CISO, MBIA

Fred Harris, Head of Cybersecurity Risk, Data Risk and IT Risk, Operational Risk Management – RISQ Americas, Societe Generale

Vlad Brodsky, CISO, SVP of IT Operations and Infrastructure, OTC Markets Group

Radhika Bajpai, Founder & CEO, Global Security Insights 

Sean Steele, Co-Founder, Managing Partner, Infolock

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.

11:40 – 12:00

FIRESIDE CHAT: Are Critical Security Issues Lurking in your Developers’ Backlog?

Merav Bahat, Co-Founder & CEO, Dazz
James Chiappetta, Senior Vice President, Cybersecurity, Blackstone 

Cloud development creates a complicated, risky attack surface for security teams. CSPM, CWPP, and vulnerability scanners are firing thousands of alerts. Detection is easy, but prioritizing and fixing issues is painful and slow. The cause of the next incident could be in your backlog waiting for developers to take action. There is a faster, smarter way to do remediation. Learn how Blackstone is using AI and automation to get a unified risk view of code-to-cloud pipelines, find root causes and owners, and fix issues in days versus weeks.

12:00 – 1:00 PM

Networking Lunch and HMG Global Leadership Institute Awards Program

SIM NY Update

Cindy Finkelman, Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal

NPower Update: Innovation in Tech and Culture and the Case for Untraditional Talent

Vadim Supitskiy, Chief Digital and Information Officer, Forbes

Helen Kogan, Executive Director, NPower New York

HMG Global Leadership Institute Awards Program

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

Roota Almeida, Head of Security Governance, Amazon Stores

Michael Coden, Senior Advisor, Boston Consulting Group

1:00 – 1:30

START-UP SHOWCASE: The HMG Innovation Accelerator

MODERATOR: Emily Heath, General Partner, Cyberstarts

Tomer Hadassi, VP, Founding Team Member, Upwind

Yotam Segev, Co-Founder & CEO, Cyera

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.

1:30 – 1:50 PM

Coffee Break, Networking, Meet our Partners

1:50 – 2:20 PM

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Secure Your AI: Mitigating the Security Risks of Artificial Intelligence

MODERATOR: Michael Coden, Senior Advisor, Boston Consulting Group

Igor Gorelik, CISO, SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Dan Gorecki, CISO, Ascot Group

Raj Sargule, Global Head of Information Security, Christie’s

Yabing Wang, VP, Chief Information Security Officer, Justworks

The field of artificial intelligence (AI) has seen remarkable advancements in recent years and is poised to revolutionize many aspects of our lives. However, as AI becomes increasingly integrated into our society, it also presents new cybersecurity challenges and risks.  

The panel discussion will delve into the various ways that AI is being used by both adversaries and cyber defense and cyber resilience. The panel will explore the challenges posed by AI, and practical actions you can take to ensure the safety and security and privacy of our increasingly connected world. 

2:20 – 2:25 PM

HMG 2023 Global Leadership Institute Award Presentation 

Robert Field, Former VP of Global IT, Precipart

2:25 – 2:45 PM

Coffee Break, Networking, Meet our Partners

2:45 – 3:05 PM

FIRESIDE CHAT: Defining a Modern Enterprise Security Strategy

Shamla Naidoo, Head of Cloud Strategy, Netskope, interviewed by Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy

A modern security program must align with the modern business environment – focused on zero trust principles, addressing overarching enterprise risks, progressing beyond basic allow/block decisions and continuously evaluating the context surrounding each interaction – by offering and adapting the right level of access at just the right time. Service Edge (SSE) is the security stack that helps deliver the promise of cloud and digital transformation.

In this Executive Interview, we’ll explore how Security Service Edge is the next evolution of cloud security and a critical component for delivering an agile and cost effective zero trust strategy to your organization. SSE converges legacy point security capabilities into a unified cloud platform that provides secure access to applications and data everywhere, consistently for every location, device, user and delivery model.

3:05 – 3:40 PM

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Deciphering the Biden Administration’s National Cybersecurity Strategy: Outlining Requirements for Software Product Security

MODERATOR: Todd Inskeep, Founder & Executive Cybersecurity Advisor, Incovate Solutions

David Sheidlower, Vice President, Chief Information Security & Privacy Officer, Turner Construction Company

Michael Coden, Senior Advisor, Boston Consulting Group

Paul M Tiao, Deputy General Counsel, White House Office of the National Cyber Director

On March 2, the Biden Administration released its long-awaited National Cybersecurity Strategy. Under the proposed guidelines, the White House plans to work with Congress and the private sector to develop legislation that would prevent software companies from disowning responsibility for the security of their products or services. In addition, the U.S. government is expected to work more closely with cloud and other Internet infrastructure providers to identify malicious use of U.S. infrastructure more quickly. In this timely Executive Panel discussion, CISOs and industry experts will share their vision for the direction that these strategies should take, including how to ensure that the creation of legislation or industry requirements around software product security has teeth.

3:40 – 4:00 PM

Raffle Prizes & Closing Remarks


Roota Almeida

Head of Security Governance
Amazon Stores

Mike Anderson

Chief Digital and Information Officer

Jesse Bociek


Kostas Georgakopoulos

Global CTO & CISO
Mondelēz International

Rocco Grillo

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

Emily Heath

General Partner

David Mahon

Global Senior Advisor

Shamla Naidoo

Head of Cloud Strategy

Professor Kevin Powers, J.D.

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

Clif Triplett

Executive Director

Advisory Board

Alissa Abdullah

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

Dan Adam

Extreme Networks

Aileen Alexander

Diversified Search

Edward Amoroso

Founder & CEO

Colin Anderson

SVP & Chief Information Security Officer

Snehal Antani

Co-Founder & CEO

Richard Arenaro

Horizon Media

BG Badriprasad

Chief Security Architect
Ross Stores

Jarrod Bell

Executive CIO Advisor
Hartman Executive Advisors

Vijay Bolina

Google DeepMind

Bill Brown

Abacus Insights

Paul Calatayud

Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer
Onda AI

Michael Coden

Associate Director, Cybersecurity Research Consortium
MIT Sloan School of Management

Jeffrey Coe

Executive Cybersecurity Advisor
Incovate Solutions

Chris Convey

Pediatric Associates | Alpine Physician Partners | Tapestri HealthTech

Mike Coogan

Managing Director
The Hugginn Group

Marcus Dahlen

CEO & Head of Swisscom Outpost
Swisscom Cloud Lab Ltd.

Scott Daitzman

Managing Partner/CISO
SJD Cyber

Sean Datcher

DatchAir LLC

Kirsten Davies


Joseph Dyer

VP, Chief Information Security Officer
ICF International

Kwame Fields

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

Amanda Finch

Chartered Institute of Information Security

Ken Fishkin

Manager of Information Security
Lowenstein Sandler

Patrick Ford

CISO, Americas Region
Schneider Electric

Kenneth Foster

Global Head of Architecture

Stephen Fridakis

Chief Information Security Officer
Oracle Corporation

Todd Friedman


Nemi George

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

Tom Gerdes

The Heico Companies LLC.

Al Ghous


Jay Gonzales

James Hardie

Dan Gorecki

Chief Information Security Officer
Ascot Group

Igor Gorelik

SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Kevin Gowen

Chief Information Security Officer

Lakshmi Hanspal

Member of the Board of Advisors
University of California, Merced

Meredith Harper

Senior Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer
Synchrony Financial

John Iannarelli

Former FBI Special Agent and Senior Executive Advisor

Todd Inskeep

Founder & Executive Cybersecurity Advisor
Incovate Solutions

Amir Jabri

Vice President Information Technology and CyberSecurity

Christophe Jacquet


Craig James-Heer

Gordon Food Service

Daniel Jesudason

CISO & Chief Enterprise Architect
Beam Suntory Inc.

Mike Johnson


Wanda Jones-Heath

Principal Cyber Advisor
United States Air Force

Chad Kalmes


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

Tomas Maldonado

National Football League

Matt Martin

CISO & Director of IT Security
Sidley Austin

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

Matthew Modica

Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer
BJC Healthcare

David Munroe

SVP of IT & Security
National Hockey League

Harry O’Laughlin

Former Information Security Manager
Judicial Council of California

Joel Odelson

Chief Information Security Officer

David Ortiz

Global CISO
Church & Dwight Co. Inc

Michael Palmer


Malcolm K. Palmore

Director – Office of the CISO – Google Cloud

Blake Penn

Chief Information Security Officer
Colgate University

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)

Anahi Santiago


Bradley Schaufenbuel

Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer

Richard Seiersen

Chief Risk Officer

Ed Solomon

Senior Advisor – Corporate Development
Genesys Works

Gary Sorrentino

Global CIO

Stephen Spagnuolo

Stealth Engagement

Tony Taylor

Land O Lakes

George Totev

Head of Risk and Compliance

Mike Towers

Founder and Principal
Digital Trust Group LLC

Kimberly Trapani

American Tire Distributors

Joseph Tso


Lisa Tuttle

Chief Information Security Officer
SPX Corporation

Laura Whitt-Winyard

VP of Security & IT

Sadeepa Wijesekara

The Princeton Review

Michael Wilson

SVP and Chief Security Officer
Molina Healthcare

Gernette Wright

It Security Officer – Americas
Schneider Electric

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

Presenting Partners

  • Dazz

    Dazz accelerates cloud remediation for security and engineering teams. The Dazz Remediation Cloud maps your code-to-cloud pipelines, reduces security alerts to their key root causes, and remediates issues right in the developer’s workflow. With Dazz, you gain full pipeline visibility, cut through alert noise, increase the value of existing tools, and shrink your risk window by reducing time to remediate. Visit us at and follow us on Twitter at @dazz_io and LinkedIn at dazz-io.

Platinum Partners

  • Box

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

    Founded in 2005, Infolock is the go-to data risk management advisory, consulting, and managed services firm for security conscious organizations. With a programmatic approach, Infolock expertly manages the complex data risks of its clients, enabling organizations to achieve their strategic business objectives. Named among the “Fastest Growing Companies” on Inc. Magazine’s “Inc. 5000” list, Infolock developed DataRAMP™, a Data Risk Management Framework which empowers organizations to understand and manage data risk in the same manner as other organizational risks, such as financial, competitive, and regulatory risk. Headquartered in Arlington, VA, Infolock serves customers in the financial services, healthcare, government, educational and other highly-regulated industries around the world.

Gold 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.
  • 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.

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.

  • 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.

Association Partners

  • NPower

    NPower is a high-performing leader in providing pathways to successful tech careers for young adults from underserved communities and veterans across the US and Canada. NPower’s award winning training programs use curriculum informed by senior industry leaders and labor market trends. On average, NPower graduates 80% of enrolled students, places 100% of graduates in paid internships and has over an 80% rate of success for employment or continued education within 6 months of graduation. We address many of the primary barriers that our veteran community confront. Beyond free technical classes, our career training programs provide in-demand certifications within weeks, paid internships, professional networking and mentorship with business leaders, soft skills coaching, connection to social services, job placement assistance, transit assistance and an opportunity for graduates to give back to the program via our professional volunteer network. We provide ongoing career coaching, advanced certifications, and leadership development for our alumni, ensuring that we are developing true pathways for long-term success for our students.
  • Purple Book Community
  • SIM New York Metro

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

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.
  • 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).
  • GTM Capital

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

  • 8x8, Inc.

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

  • Akamai

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Upwind

    Upwind was founded by the team who built, the market leader for cloud infrastructure automation and optimization (acquired by NetApp). We are continuing our mission to empower organizations to run cloud environments and accelerate their businesses by focusing on what is next — helping make cloud-native security simple, effective, and easy to consume.


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

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

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