CIO Summits

Lead, Reimagine, Reinvent – Driving a Culture of Genius for Success

In today’s fast-changing business landscape, it’s not your competitors that threaten your company’s survival. It’s your organization’s willingness and capacity to disrupt its existing business model or be disrupted. Because the CIO is at the center of the digital transformation journey she or he is uniquely positioned to deliver fearless leadership, fuse emerging technologies with process redesign and people skills, partner with the C-suite and board of directors, and successfully navigate the business into the future.

The courageous leadership traits needed to foster a culture of innovation and transformation on the path to genius will be the focal point of the CIO Executive Leadership Series.

2018 Atlanta CIO Executive Leadership Summit

InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta, Atlanta, GA


Reimagine, Reinvent:  Building a Customer-Centric Organization In Highly Disruptive Times

In today’s fast-changing business landscape, it’s not your competitors that threaten your company’s survival. It’s your organization’s willingness and capacity to disrupt its existing business model or be disrupted. Because the CIO is at the center of the digital transformation journey she or he is uniquely positioned to deliver fearless leadership, fuse emerging technologies with process redesign and people skills, partner with the C-suite and board of directors, and successfully navigate the business into the future.

The courageous leadership traits needed to foster a culture of innovation and transformation on the path to genius will be the focal point of the 2018 Atlanta CIO Executive Leadership Summit.


  • Eric Anderson
    Partner - Global Head of FinTech Practice
    Egon Zehnder

    Eric is the Managing Partner for the Egon Zehnder Atlanta office and the Head of the “FinTech” practice group. He is a core member of the Financial Services and Technology Practices serving industry clients in executive search, board search and management appraisal capacities. He is also a member of the Financial Officers practice having accomplished numerous senior level assignments.

    Eric’s consulting work touches on a broad array of functional areas, including senior general management positions as well as senior level functional leadership roles in a variety of sectors including financial services, software, services and high technology in both public and private equity backed companies.

    Prior to joining Egon Zehnder International, Eric was the President of BISYS Compliance and Licensing Services where his responsibilities included growing the Education, Licensing and Advanced Designations’ business for BISYS. BISYS was sold to Citibank in 2005.

    Prior to joining BISYS, Eric gained significant experience in the technology field as a Vice President for S1 Corporation, a financial services software company, covering sales, marketing and general management in the U.S. and internationally. He served as Senior Vice President/General Manager of Knowledge Alliance, an information technology consulting organization, and Vice President of Sales and Marketing for ExecuTrain Corporation. Additionally, Eric worked for Baxter Healthcare in various international sales, marketing and operations roles.

    Eric has a BS in Marketing from the Pennsylvania State University and an MBA in International Business from the University of Miami. After university, he served in the Armed Forces as a helicopter pilot in the Army. Eric, his wife Pam and their three children reside in Alpharetta, Georgia.

  • Shoukat Ali Bhamani
    VP, CIO & CDO
    Schaeffler Group Americas

    Shoukat Ali Bhamani is the Chief Information & Digital Officer (CIO & CDO) for the Schaeffler Group Americas, a global automotive, industrial & aerospace manufacturer with $3.2B revenue and 13,000 employees in Americas.  Over the past 20 years, Shoukat has led several operational and strategic business functions to support a double digit growth in the manufacturing environment. This includes Strategic Planning, General Management, R&D, Program Management, Quality Systems, Continuous Improvement, Process Management and IT. His effective transformation leadership has successfully integrated the IT and business priorities via program management, roadmaps, goals, KPIs and strategic initiatives, across multiple platforms & business units, nationally & internationally.  Resulting in a uniform SAP landscape region wide, measurable business improvements, increased sales opportunities, optimized business processes & supply chain, efficient technology & infrastructure, IT cost transparency, and a high performance IT team to support business growth & strategy. He has now taken over the responsibility of digital transformation and is in the process of prioritizing business needs, establishing talents and executing digital solutions. 

    His business experience includes 10+ years of successful customer relationships to manage key programs & business development to support a significant increase in market share and bottom line.  His R&D contribution includes several new product development initiatives to meet the market challenges of new innovation and technology.  His international experience includes major programs across multiple platforms & business units, including product development, manufacturing, investment, cost reduction & IT projects in US, Canada, Mexico, Japan & Germany. Shoukat received his Bachelor's (NED) and Master's (McGill) degrees in Mechanical Engineering, and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University.  He lives in Fort Mill, SC with his wife and two children.

  • Robin Bienfait
    CEO
    Emnovate

    Robin Bienfait was the chief enterprise innovation officer and senior advisor for Samsung, responsible for building strong partnerships with large global customers to deliver enterprise class services. Robin joined Samsung with over 30 years of experience in mobility, security, business development, enterprise sales, wireless network operations and engineering. As a global intrapreneur, Robin launched Samsung Business Services and advised on the B2B investment strategy.  Now as CEO for Emnovate, Robin is advising and providing software solutions to emerging businesses.  Prior to Samsung, Robin served as chief information officer for BlackBerry, where she led the enterprise business unit and software development team, end to end product security, tier 3 technical customer service, global network services, corporate security and corporate IT.  For the majority of her career, Robin held senior leadership positions across AT&T including Bell Labs, Global Network Services/GNOC, business continuity and disaster recovery, and compliance. As an officer AT&T, Robin’s last role was leading of global network services and chief compliance officer, environment, health and safety.

    Robin holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Central Missouri State University and a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology with a master’s degree in management of technology. A global influencer holding 15 patents, she is the recipient of several awards and was recently named as one of the top 100 CIO’s in STEM.

  • Lee W. Crump
    CIO & Group Vice President
    Rollins, Inc.

    Lee W. Crump is the CIO and Group Vice President of Business Support for Rollins, Inc. Rollins, based in Atlanta, has annual revenues of over $1.6 billion and is the parent company of Orkin Pest Control, and other well-known pest control companies. Prior to joining Rollins in 2009 Crump spent ten years as the CIO of the largest and most profitable ServiceMaster subsidiary based in Memphis, TN.  In 2012 Crump was named Georgia CIO of the Year (Global Division) by the GeorgiaCIO Association. 

    In his current capacity, he manages a team of 150 professionals and is responsible for all Information Technology (IT) and Program Management (PMO).

    Mr. Crump holds the PMP credential from the Project Management Institute and has a long track record of successfully delivering major systems implementations. He served as the Six Sigma Executive Deployment Champion in his previous role with ServiceMaster. He has spent over 40 years in IT, equally divided between IT Executive Management and Business Consulting.

    Mr. Crump serves as the Board Chair for Year-Up, Atlanta and is a member of the Board of Directors for PowerMyLearning , Atlanta where he is Resource Development Committee Chair. He serves on the Advisory Boards of the GeorgiaCIO Association where he is Board Chair, and the Association of Telecommunications Professionals (ATP). He is a past Board Member of Georgia Junior Achievement and CHRIS Kids. He is a volunteer and mentor for Pathbuilders Achieva, as well as Year-Up Atlanta, where in 2013 he received the Year-Up Urban Empowerment Award.

    He is a member of American Mensa, the GeorgiaCIO Association, the Project Management Institute (PMI), the Technology Association of Georgia, (TAG), the Association of Telecommunications Professionals (ATP), and the Society of Information Managers (SIM).

  • Jim Gearhart
    Sr. Director, Enterprise Business Applications & Development
    Zendesk

    With more than 20 years experience building and leading technology teams, Jim Gearhart is currently the Senior Director of Enterprise Business Applications & Development for Zendesk Inc. In this role, Jim provides executive leadership to ensure Zendesk’s vision is realized through a modern, cloud-first technology stack. He sits at the intersection of pricing and packaging decisions for Zendesk’s SaaS products, enterprise platform, and process governance, and represents Zendesk in MGI's Monetization Leadership Council, a Silicon Valley group dedicated to identifying market trends and best practices for SaaS companies. Jim has worked in a technical leadership capacity for a number of notable tech companies including HP, Agilent Technologies, Unify, Turn, Omniture, and Adobe. Outside of his day to day executive functions, his interests include family, world travel, science, winter sports, and scuba-diving.

  • Ken Grady
    CVP & CIO
    IDEXX Laboratories

    Ken Grady serves as Vice President & global CIO for IDEXX Laboratories, the global leader in diagnostics and technology solutions for animal health, water & milk quality. Prior to joining IDEXX, Ken served as CIO for New England Biolabs, and global head of IT Shared Services for Novartis Vaccines & Diagnostics. In these roles Ken led early adoption of cloud technologies, the launch of new eCommerce platforms, and the commercialization of connected devices & the Internet of Things. Bringing more than 20 years of life sciences and technology leadership, Ken now leads an worldwide organization supporting new product launches, global distribution and support of some of the most innovative and critical diagnostic capabilities in the market protecting our food and water supply chains, and the health and well being of people and their companion animals.  Ken has been profiled for leadership and innovation by partners such as Salesforce.com, Apple and SAP.  Ken is an active member of the community, having served the last several years on town committees, and as a sponsor and senior advisor to Maine’s Project LOGIN. 

  • Steve Kaplan
    VP of Customer Success Finance
    Nutanix

    Steve Kaplan (@ROIdude on Twitter) is Vice President of Customer Success Finance for Nutanix.  Kaplan formerly co-founded and ran two national award-winning IT professional services businesses that he sold to publicly traded companies. Along with writing hundreds of articles and white papers, he has co-authored 7 books on Citrix technologies (all Official Citrix Guides) and 3 books on VMware technologies, and is currently writing a book on financial analysis. Kaplan frequently presents at venues across the globe. He helped pioneer the ROI methodologies used in the VDI and virtualization spaces and prior to joining Nutanix, his work was featured on the cover story of Cisco’s magazine and in EMC success stories. Kaplan has held positions on the advisory boards of several industry manufactures including Microsoft, was a Microsoft MVP for Terminal Server for four years and is one of nine people in the world who has been a charter VMware vExpert for the past ten years. He was one of three EMC partners worldwide on the EMC Presales Advisory Council. Kaplan has an MBA from Northwestern and a BS in Business Administration from UC Berkeley.

    CRN Buzz named Steve as one of the top 50 most influential people in the virtualization industry and one of the 100 most influential in storage.

    Cisco blog post covering Kaplan’s ROI work with Lone Star College CIO (100,000 virtual desktops)

    Cover story of Cisco’s Unleashing IT Magazine featuring Kaplan’s ROI work (data center) for Concentra Health Care

  • Steve Kendrick
    President
    KER Partners

    Steve Kendrick is President of KER Partners, LLC.  His background includes over 25 years of successful retained executive search industry and corporate recruitment professional experience. This experience includes leading successful search engagements and client relationships across commercial industry segments including financial services, payment systems, consumer retail, online-eCommerce, logistics-transportation, industrial, pharmaceutical and healthcare.  He has served industry leading clients including global Fortune 500 multinationals, mid-cap-mid-market public/private firms, as well as private equity backed portfolio companies.

    Prior to KER Partners, Steve was a partner at Heidrick & Struggles’ Dallas office and a key member of the firm’s global Information Technology Officers Practice.  He was also a Principal at Spencer Stuart and an Executive Director at Russell Reynolds Associates previously. He also served as president of a Dallas-based retained executive search boutique specializing in recruiting IT executive leaders and CIOs.

    Prior to entering executive search, Steve spent six years with EDS Corporation, performing both technical and professional recruiting, as well as providing recruitment training and counsel on employment-related issues.  He began his career as a district manager with PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay, where he was responsible for sales management and operations.

    Steve is an active speaker and panelist at key industry forums on topics including executive IT leadership development, career management and succession planning.  He is a member of the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) and the Society for Information Management (SIM).

    Steve earned his undergraduate degree in business from Jacksonville State University in Alabama, along with graduate studies at the University of Texas in Dallas.

     

  • Matt Lockhart
    VP of Strategy and Business Development
    Magenic

    Matt is a performance-driven executive with extensive background in the growth of modern technology, Agile organizations, new markets expansion and organizational innovation. Matt has spent the better part of his career with Magenic creating and leading high growth organizations. He is passionate about working collaboratively with customers and external partners to drive innovative solutions that enable business growth. 

    Outside of work, Matt spends time partnering with his wife Christie to raise their four teenage daughters.  With any remaining time, Matt likes to relax at the cabin or on a golf course.

  • Ryan Loy
    CIO
    EBSCO Industries, Inc.

  • Carmen Lumpkin
    Chrome Enterprise Expert
    Google Chrome Enterprise

    Carmen Lumpkin joined Google as a Chrome Enterprise Expert. Known for her results-driven, energetic and innovative mindset, Carmen values approaching new ideas with a tactical plan and enjoys seeing major enterprises excel through technical strategy. In her current role, she enables enterprise business by empowering clients to leverage the power of Chrome OS and the Google Cloud Platform to make their organizations more productive, collaborative, and mobile. 

    Carmen received her degree from the College of Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and currently resides in Atlanta. She is passionate about working with youth, and serves as a volunteer and mentor with Junior Achievement of Georgia, Boys Scouts of America, and various university student outreach efforts at Google. Outside of work her interests include travel, and relaxing with family and friends.

  • Edwin Marcial
    Technology Advisor and Board Member
    Ionic Security

  • Teresa Miquelarena
    Global Director Intelligent Automation
    Kimberly-Clark Corporation

    Teresa serves as the Global Director Intelligent Automation of Kimberly-Clark Corporation. In this position, she is responsible for responsible for building and leading the organization that will plan, govern, deliver, and run automation solutions including Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and intelligent automation (IA) using Machine/Deep Learning and Cognitive technologies.

    Teresa has also served as Global Director Enterprise Architecture of Kimberly-Clark, in this role, she leveraged technology to develop global future-state business capabilities, blending people, process, technology and information. Interacted with all Information Technology C-executive roles and various business leaders. Served as the leader for architecture review board to guarantee adoption of digital technologies through all designs.

    Teresa also served as North American and European Business Intelligence Leader of Kimberly-Clark.

    Before joining Kimberly-Clark, Teresa held senior-level roles in the technology departments of Cadbury Stani Adams and Black & Decker and Dewalt.

    Both inside and outside the office, Teresa enjoys coaching and mentoring others in technology and career goals. She supports her passions by serving on the boards of one Enterprise Architecture; and leveraging her passion for technology applying it to disabilities

    Teresa holds a Bachelor in Information Systems from Universidad Argentina de la Empresa located in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Teresa also participates in a top talent executive development program.

  • Pasha Mohammed
    SVP Product & Services Strategy
    CenturyLink

    As Senior Vice President, Product & Services Strategy, Pasha Mohammed is responsible for CenturyLink’s Portfolio Product Development, Innovation Product Development, Cloud Engineering and Digital Experience Development functions.  

    Pasha and his team focus on defining the product and technology strategy for CenturyLink that helps transform the business from being just a telecommunications service provider to a next-generation Digital Services Provider with a decisive competitive edge through an unmatched Product Portfolio. Since joining CenturyLink, Pasha has led successful key transformative product initiatives such as CenturyLink Multi-Cloud Management, SD WAN service launch, CenturyLink’s IOT service offering, Lightening (CenturyLink MTU service) and CenturyLink’s VDSL2 vectoring and bonding based access service with speeds up to 100 Mbps.  

    Pasha has a diverse background in cloud, network, security, voice, video, software and IT services technologies. Prior to joining CenturyLink, he served as VP of Product Management for MegaPath where he was responsible for the Managed services and Access services portfolio.  

    Pasha holds a bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Acharya Nagarjuna University, India, and a master’s degree in Business from San Jose State University, California. 

  • Hunter Muller
    President & CEO
    HMG Strategy

    Hunter Muller is a transformative CEO at HMG Strategy, LLC, the strongest executive leadership network. Drawing on more than 25 years of experience in consulting with IT executive leaders, Hunter is a multi-title book author and a frequent industry speaker on transformational leadership and innovation. His concepts are used worldwide to improve executive performance, enhance collaboration, elevate the role of IT, and align strategy across the enterprise.

    Through years of research and experience, Hunter has published four books: “The Transformational CIO” (John Wiley & Sons, 2011), “On Top of The Cloud” (John Wiley & Sons, 2012), “Leading the Epic Revolution” (John Wiley & Sons, 2013), and “The Big Shift in IT Leadership” (John Wiley & Sons, 2015).

    HMG Strategy assists C-level executives in becoming transformational leaders. HMG Strategy hosts networking summits and provides services that are focused around innovative IT leadership, management, and technology support to CIOs and senior IT executives. HMG Strategy is "The Strongest Executive Leadership Network" with an international association of more than 300,000 global CIOs/senior IT executives, industry experts, and world-class thought leaders.

    Hunter and HMG Strategy support a variety of IT-related charities, and Hunter is a member of the Executive Committee of the Fairfield/Westchester Chapter of the Society for Information Management.

     

     

  • Mark Polansky
    Senior Partner, Technology Officers Practice
    Korn Ferry

    Mark Polansky is a Senior Partner in Korn Ferry’s Information Technology Officers Center of Expertise, an executive search practice he headed up for more than twelve years. He has been based in the firm’s New York office since joining Korn Ferry in 1997.

    Mark has extensively recruited chief information officers, chief technology officers, chief information security officers and other senior IT leadership talent across varied vertical sectors including Industrial, Consumer, Life Sciences and Higher Education. His consultative approach to search encompasses talent strategy, organization design, search process and diversity recruiting. Mark ’s clients range from the Fortune 100 (McKesson, General Electric, Hewlett-Packard, Boeing) to smaller high-growth companies (Under Armour, Regeneron, DirecTV) as well as prestigious public and private universities (Harvard, Rockefeller, University of Florida).

    Before entering the search field, Mark developed and marketed information systems within the Financial Services and Higher Education sectors. He currently serves on the Advisory Committee for Columbia University's executive graduate program in Information Technology Management.

    Mark frequently addresses conferences and writes on information technology and career management topics.  He is the creator of the “Executive Career Counsel” column in CIO Magazine and on CIO.com. He is a member of the Society for Information Management (SIM) and has served as President of the New York Chapter. He sits on the Advisory Boards of The Information Technology Senior Management Forum (ITSMF), the national organization dedicated to fostering executive talent among African-American IT professionals, and HITEC, the Hispanic Information Technology Executive Council.

    Mark holds a master’s degree in Computer Science from Pratt Institute and a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Electrical Engineering from Union College.

  • Dr. Kenneth Russell
    Vice President, Digital Transformation and CIO
    Pfeiffer University

  • Jaspal Sagoo
    Chief Technology Officer
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services

    As Chief Technology Officer of the Nation’s premier Public Health Agency, Jaspal Sagoo is responsible for and leads the development of Information Technology standards, best practices and strategic guidance in support of CDC’s business and scientific mission priorities.

    Under Mr. Sagoo, the CTO Office operates both the CDC Technology R&D and Infrastructure Architecture activities. Mr. Sagoo has been with CDC since 1989, serving in a number of roles. Beginning at the CDC National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHSTP), Sagoo served as a Senior Network Engineer and Chief Technology Officer and Co-chair of the CDC CTO Council. 

    Since 2004, Mr. Sagoo has served as the CDC Chief Technology Officer, playing a significant role in the development of CDC IT Tactical and Strategic IT Policy. In addition to his role as CTO, Mr. Sagoo co-chairs the HHS Cloud Computing Advisory Council (CCAC), the CDC High-Performance Computing (HPC) committee and co-chairs the CDC Innovation and New Technologies Subcommittee (INTS).

  • Alan Stukalsky
    Chief Digital Officer North America
    Randstad

    Alan Stukalsky oversees all facets of Randstad’s technology strategy and implementation in the U.S. and Canada. He looks to steer technology that drives innovation, generates economies of scale and develops best practices for all Randstad businesses. Under his leadership, Randstad consolidated websites, infrastructure and systems that resulted from acquisitions -- and used technology to create efficiencies in back office processes. Stukalsky also spearheaded the launch of mobile apps and chat functionality to improve the company’s customer experience.

    In this capacity, Stukalsky unifies the power of innovation, technology and marketing to accelerate the integration of digital tools and platforms into the channels, processes and operating models that drive our client and talent experiences.

    Stukalsky has a strong focus on digitizing processes and improving interactions with clients, talent and employees to help them be successful in their interactions with the company. He looks to new products, big data, social technology and analytics to move the company forward, and he plays an integral role in conceptualizing and implementing Randstad’s global infrastructure.

    Stukalsky is passionate about raising awareness of STEM careers with primary, secondary and college levels students and actively participates in STEM-related activities, including work with Junior Achievement, Georgia State University, STE(A)M Truck and more.

    Stukalsky has been selected to participate in the prestigious 2016 Leadership Atlanta program and was nominated in both 2013 and 2015 as Georgia CIO of the Year. He currently participates in and leads IDG’s CIO Staffing Roundtable and serves on the boards of the Georgia CIO Leadership Association, Omicron, Staffing Innovation Exchange and Community Guilds Board.

     

  • Sathish TK
    Senior Director of Digital Innovation
    Neudesic

    Sathish TK is an enterprise technologist focused on business outcomes with experience in both Microsoft and open source platforms. He is passionate to educate and empower clients on how to effectively implement SMAC technologies (Social, Mobile, Analytics, and Cloud) for digitally transforming their organization and significantly increasing their competitive advantage in the marketplace.

  • Dale Tuck
    Head of Strategy, Planning and Channel Development
    Atlanta Applied Artificial Intelligence

  • William VanCuren
    SVP & CIO
    NCR Corporation

    Bill VanCuren is vice president and CIO for NCR Corporation. Bill is a member of both the corporate leadership team and Chief Financial Office organizations. His current assignment as the CIO has oversight over the full application realization process, portfolio management, global networks and processing services for both internal and external customer services, security and compliancy, and all workgroup computing. Bill has 30 years of experience in the information technology (IT) field and has held increasingly responsible positions. Bill established the first NCR captive IT development center in India, championed the engineering processes to achieve the Capability Maturity Model (CMM) Level 3, and has driven world-class levels of both efficiency and improved effectiveness via a combined IT and business governance.  As a result of implementing leading practice strategies, his organization is consistently named to the Information Week500, and was listed in CIO magazine’s 2014 CIO 100 and Bill was named CIO of the year in Georgia for 2011. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree, Cum Laude, from The Ohio State University and his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton. He has also received executive training at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, along with a variety of extended leadership training from the NCR University. He is a board member of the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) and Georgia CIO Leadership Association (GCLA).  He is also an Advisory Board Member for the College of Engineering at Georgia Tech and the University of Georgia – Terry School of Business, MIS Department. 

  • Gautam Vyas
    SVP & Chief Growth Officer, Global Payments Division
    FIS

    Gautam Vyas is SVP and Chief Growth Officer at FIS. Gautam was recruited to FIS in 2016 to build its Global Professional Services business, drive its growth trajectory, and leads FIS’ Software & Professional Services business. Gautam added Growth Officer responsibilities in 2018. As Chief Growth Officer, Gautam’s responsibilities include accelerating FIS’ top and bottom-line growth through new and unique Services, expanding new and existing client footprint, and creating new distribution channels. FIS’ Software and Professional Services division is a Payments modernizer that actively supports financial institutions globally, helping clients meet their payments unification goals across the entire organization - through Payments Strategy consulting, Large scale system integrations, Business transformation, process customizations, implementation of licensed and hosted software, ancillary services, and Go To Market plans. Gautam’s division also ignites its client’ growth through Portfolio expansion, Advanced Analytics & customer adoption & programs execution. Prior to FIS, Gautam has held senior executive roles in large Financial companies and Management Consulting firms like Equifax, Ernst & Young and others, building and transforming businesses and fueling growth. Gautam is advisory board member of CxO advisory organizations, and at Kansas State School of Business, his alma mater. Gautam is an active participant in FinTech industry thought leadership, and actively speaks at industry forums on Strategy, Innovation & Trends, Data and Analytics, and Business Transformation topics. He earned his M.S (Electronics) from S.P. University and MBA from Kansas State University. Gautam is based in Atlanta area with his teams across the Globe.

  • Steven Zachok
    Director Enterprise Solution Engineering
    RingCentral

    Steven Zachok is the Director of Enterprise Solutions Engineering for RingCentral, investing his time helping customers successfully take advantage of all the benefits of a cloud-based global communications and collaboration solution. Prior to RingCentral, Steven held leadership positions at a number of premises-based PBX providers, with a variety of roles leading Operations, Technical Support and Customer Service teams. Steven currently leads a team of Sales Engineers globally, who enthusiastically partner with multinational organizations to deliver a seamless collaboration and communications experience.  Steven completed his studies in Industrial Engineering at Georgia Tech.

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August 16, 2018, 7:00 AM-5:30 PM
InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM        

Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking


8:00 AM - 8:10 AM  

Welcome and Introduction

Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy


8:10 AM - 8:30 AM

HMG Lead, Innovate, Disrupt Tech Talk:  The IDEXX Story: a Top 50 Most Innovative Company and the Technology Transformation

Ken Grady, CVP & CIO, IDEXX Laboratories 

Technology is a core part of the innovation engine at IDEXX, from new products to new go-tomarket strategies. The CIO as an enabler of innovation requires a change mindset, a change architecture, and a commitment to creating value from the board room to the help desk, that matches technology capability, business objectives, and customer obsession. IDEXX IT has transformed from a back office enterprise function to a front line partner for customers and the lines of business that continues to accelerate the success of IDEXX, named to the top 50 most innovative global companies by Forbes in 2017.


8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

EXECUTIVE KEYNOTE:  Welcome to the Age of the Cloud Worker

Carmen Lumpkin, Chrome Enterprise Expert, Google Chrome Enterprise

Digital disruption has changed how information workers access information, collaboration, and serve customers. Employees increasingly rely on cloud-based business apps to do their jobs, using the browser as a central access point. Anytime, anywhere, any device work is now the norm. Employees need technologies that support their productivity at and away from their desks or offices. Technology decision makers recognize these evolving needs and are evolving their workforce enablement approaches to meet them. Spurred on by the need for insights, speed, and collaboration a new type of worker has emerged; the Cloud Worker. Come join us on how to rethink workforce technology in the age of insight.


9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


10:00 AM - 10:50 AM  

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  New Technologies - Fueling Big Opportunities and a Competitive Edge

Robin Bienfait, CEO, Emnovate

Matt Lockhart, VP of Strategy and Business Development, Magenic 

Dale Tuck, Head of Strategy, Planning and Channel Development, Atlanta Applied Artificial Intelligence

Gautam Vyas, SVP & Chief Growth Officer, Global Payments Division, FIS 

Steven Zachok, Director Enterprise Solution Engineering, RingCentral

Moderator:  Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy

In the new digital era, successful companies aren’t working harder – they’re working smarter. Intelligent enterprises are harnessing new technologies that include Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data analytics to identify and act on new business opportunities, automate key facets of their operations, and boost organizational productivity. This panel of executives will discuss real-world applications of advanced technologies that are driving speed to market and a competitive edge. 


10:50 AM - 11:20 AM 

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


11:20 AM - 12:00 PM  

EXECUTIVE KEYNOTE: The Evolution of the Customer Experience: What It Means to the CIO

Jim Gearhart, Sr. Director, Enterprise Business Applications & Development, Zendesk

We are in the middle of an incredible shift in how businesses operate. The transformation of the customer experience and the prevalence of the public cloud are fundamentally changing the role of the CIO. It is CIOs who can help organizations adapt or be left behind. In this session, join Jim Gearhart of Zendesk to explore how the evolution of the customer experience is leading you and your companies into this new era.


12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  

Luncheon

Georgia CIO Leadership Association Update - William VanCuren, SVP & CIO, NCR Corporation

Year Up Greater Atlanta Update - Edwin Marcial


1:00 PM - 1:30 PM  

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Beyond Leadership – What Makes a Technology Executive Successful 

Eric Anderson, Partner - Global Head of FinTech Practice, Egon Zehnder 

Steve Kendrick, President, KER Partners

Ryan Loy, CIO, EBSCO Industries, Inc.

Mark Polansky, Senior Partner, CIO/IT Officers Practice, Korn Ferry

Moderator: Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy

Today’s technology executive plays a pivotal role in helping his or her organization respond to the forces of change needed to become a digital enterprise, no matter what industry they are in. What are the top skills and traits necessary to lead a successful digital transformation, develop collaboration with the C-suite and board, and to achieve the future vision? This panel of top technology search executives will share valuable advice on what key attributes and strategies, beyond leadership, are making some technology executives more successful than others.     


1:30 PM - 2:10 PM

EXECUTIVE KEYNOTE: Getting Value from Machine Learning and AI

Sathish TK, Senior Director of Digital Innovation, Neudesic

The hype curve is at an all-time high with media coverage about AI/Machine Learning going to take over the world. What is the potential impact of Machine Learning/AI and how are companies making use of these technologies? During this discussion we'll focus on the market impact and tactics to help position companies and their IT departments to be successful in the age of AI.


2:10 PM - 2:40 PM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


2:40 PM - 3:40 PM 

EXECUTIVE ROUNDTABLE WORKGROUPS: Exploring the Five Most Impactful Technology Trends of 2018 

These moderated executive roundtable discussions allow attendees to brainstorm on the top opportunities for applying specific technologies along with the challenges that must be overcome to succeed.

  1. AI and Machine Learning (Session Lead:  Alan Stukalsky, Chief Digital Officer North America, Randstad and Teresa Miquelarena, Global Director Intelligent Automation, Kimberly-Clark Corporation)
  2. Cloud (Session Lead:  Jaspal Sagoo, Chief Technology Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services)
  3. Blockchain (Session Lead:  Dale Tuck, Head of Strategy, Planning and Channel Development, Atlanta Applied Artificial Intelligence)
  4. Career and Leadership (Session Lead: Mark Polansky, Senior Partner, CIO/IT Officers Practice, Korn Ferry
  5. Digital Disruption (Session Lead: Dr. Kenneth Russell, Vice President, Digital Transformation and CIO, Pfeiffer University)

3:40 PM - 3:50 PM

Transition Break


3:50 PM - 4:30 PM


EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Reimagine, Reinvent:  Building a Customer-Centric Organization in Highly Disruptive Times

Lee Crump, CIO & Group VP, Rollins, Inc.

Steve Kaplan, VP of Customer Success Finance, Nutanix

Teresa Miquelarena, Global Director Intelligent Automation, Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Pasha G. Mohammed, SVP Product & Services Strategy, CenturyLink

William VanCuren, SVP & CIO, NCR Corporation

Moderator:  Shoukat Ali Bhamani, VP, CIO & CDO, Schaeffler Group Americas

As companies have become more customer-focused, forward-thinking CIOs have expanded their efforts from serving internal users to supporting external customers as well. Progressive technology leaders are leveraging customer data, analytics, and other tools to help craft experiences that can delight customers and deliver competitive advantage. This executive panel will share experiences of how customer-focused leadership can create value both for customers and the enterprise while generating new waves of business growth in highly disruptive times.


4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Raffle Prizes and Executive Networking Reception



Presenting Partners

  • Google Chrome Enterprise

    Leveraging the popular Chrome browser as its principle user interface, Chrome OS is the easy-to-use and easy-to-manage computing platform for high-level functionality in virtualized work environments. Built specifically for the cloud, Chrome OS powers a new generation of business-ready devices, enabling organizations of all sizes to transform the way they work and maximize the benefits of cloud technology. With always-on, multilayered security and automatic updates, Chrome browser and Chrome OS allow businesses to securely mobilize employees while reducing IT support burden and the associated costs. Chrome Enterprise license adds to the strengths of Chrome OS – providing the functionality that enterprises need to control their Chrome device fleet at scale, and create an optimal user experience for enhanced productivity and security.

    https://enterprise.google.com/chrome/chrome-browser/
  • Neudesic

    Neudesic is the trusted technology partner in business innovation, delivering impactful business results to clients through digital modernization and evolution. Our consultants bring business and technology expertise together, offering a wide range of cloud and data-driven solutions, including: custom application development, comprehensive managed services, and business software products. Founded in 2002, Neudesic is a privately held company headquartered in Irvine, California, and is celebrating its 15th Anniversary in 2017.

    https://www.neudesic.com
  • Zendesk

    Zendesk builds software for better customer relationships. It empowers organizations to improve customer engagement and better understand their customers. More than 107,000 paid customer accounts in over 160 countries and territories use Zendesk products. Based in San Francisco, Zendesk has operations in the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia, and South America.

    https://www.zendesk.com/

Platinum Partners

  • Adobe

    Adobe innovations drive the future of digital media. Adobe tools help customers create highly compelling content, deliver it across diverse media and devices, and then optimize it through systematic targeting and measurement. Only Adobe offers this complete spectrum of capabilities, providing a critical competitive edge in today's ever-changing media landscape. To learn more, please visit http://www.adobe.com/solutions/digital-media.html

    http://www.adobe.com/solutions/digital-media.html
  • CenturyLink

    CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company enabling millions of customers to transform their businesses and their lives through innovative technology solutions. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, Big Data analytics and IT consulting, and operates more than 55 data centers in North America, Europe and Asia. The company provides broadband, voice, video, data and managed services over a robust 250,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 300,000-route-mile international transport network.

    http://www.centurylink.com
  • Magenic

    Magenic is a digital technology-consulting firm that helps get your digital products to market faster. Magenic has the right strategy, the right process, and the right people to deliver your digital products with unmatched quality and speed.

    https://magenic.com/
  • Nutanix

    Nutanix makes datacenter infrastructure and clouds invisible, elevating IT to focus on the applications and services that power the business. The company’s Enterprise Cloud OS software converges private, public and distributed clouds, bringing one-click simplicity to infrastructure and application management. Nutanix Enterprise Cloud solutions integrate virtualization, storage, networking and security to power any application, at any scale – and are delivered as turnkey hyper converged infrastructure (HCI) appliances, software for popular server platforms, and innovative Xi Cloud Services.

    https://www.nutanix.com
  • RingCentral

    RingCentral, Inc. (NYSE: RNG) is a global provider of cloud enterprise unified communications and collaboration solutions. More flexible and cost-effective than legacy on-premise systems, RingCentral empowers today’s mobile and distributed workforces to be connected anywhere and on any device through voice, video, team messaging, collaboration, SMS, conferencing, online meetings, contact center, and fax. RingCentral provides an open platform that integrates with today’s leading business apps while giving customers the flexibility to customize their own workflows. RingCentral is a leader in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications as a Service Worldwide for the third consecutive year. RingCentral is headquartered in Belmont, Calif.

    https://www.ringcentral.com/

Gold Partners

  • Celonis

    Celonis is the global leader in Process Mining, a breakthrough big-data analytics approach designed to optimize business processes and save valuable time and money. Our technology visually reconstructs your existing IT system data in real-time to provide total transparency, and leverages the latest machine learning algorithms to make proactive recommendations for process improvement. Our customers have cut operational process costs by up to 50%, eliminated costly bottlenecks, reduced throughput times, and empowered their staff to make the right decisions, consistently.

    https://www.celonis.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
  • Singtel

    Across the globe, Singtel is focused on delivering innovative and relevant information communication technology enterprise solutions that give businesses the winning edge in a constantly evolving landscape. We provide Network Services, Cyber Security Services, Data Centre and Cloud Hosting Services to enable a seamless experience for your corporation. Coupled with a robust global network IT infrastructure, managed services, and a team of professionals with deep local and regional knowledge, you can focus on growing in Asia faster and more cost-effectively.

    https://www.singtel.com/business/singtel-global-services
  • The Judge Group

    The Judge Group is a leading professional services firm specializing in Technology Consulting, Learning, and Staffing Solutions. Judge’s applications and infrastructure services include support for Agile/DevOps transformations and disruptive technologies including A.I. & machine learning, big data, robotic process automation, blockchain, and cybersecurity. With over 48 years of experience, Judge employs more than 7,000 professionals through its 35 offices in the US, Canada, India, and China. Judge is the 12th largest IT staffing firm in the US as ranked by Staffing Industry Analysts, and has consistently been recognized among the top 2% of industry leaders for client and talent satisfaction.

    www.judge.com

Supporting Partners

  • Zerto

    Zerto helps customers accelerate IT transformation by eliminating the risk and complexity of modernization and cloud adoption. By replacing multiple legacy solutions with a single IT Resilience Platform, Zerto is changing the way disaster recovery, data protection and cloud are managed. With enterprise scale, Zerto’s software platform delivers continuous availability for an always-on customer experience while simplifying workload mobility to protect, recover and move applications freely across hybrid and multi-clouds. Zerto is trusted by over 6,000 customers globally and is powering resiliency offerings for Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud, AWS, Sungard and more than 350 cloud services providers.

    http://www.zerto.com/

Reception Partners

  • AISERA

    AISERA offers first of its kind, proactive, personalized and predictive AI Service Management (AISM) solution that’s built to disrupt Customer Support. AISERA radically improves customer satisfaction and user experience, and drastically reduce cost of Service Desk. The Next Generation IT Service Management (ITSM) solution built for Multi-Cloud to Empower Users & Service Agents.

    https://www.aisera.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
  • Russell Reynolds Associates

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

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

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

    https://www.spencerstuart.com

Alliance Partners

  • 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.

    http://www.amplifypartners.com
  • 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.

    http://www.glynncapital.com/
  • 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
  • Lightspeed Venture Partners

    Lightspeed Venture Partners is an early stage venture capital firm focused on accelerating disruptive innovations and trends in the Enterprise and Consumer sectors. For over two decades, the Lightspeed partners have backed and helped build more than 250 companies globally, many of which have become market leaders. Lightspeed’s strategy is to be the first or lead institutional investor in companies with high growth potential in markets capable of supporting the creation of large, valuable enterprises. The Firm currently manages over $4 billion of committed capital and has invested in companies like AppDynamics, DataStax, Fusion-io, MuleSoft, Nest, Nicira.

    http://lsvp.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

Association Partners

  • GeorgiaCIO

    The Georgia CIO Leadership Association (GeorgiaCIO) is Georgia’s preeminent professional association for senior technology leaders. Founded in 2003, its membership is comprised exclusively of chief information officers or individuals in equivalent positions from public and private companies, government, education and non-profit organizations throughout the state. The GCLA is a 501(c)(6) professional association led by a CIO Advisory Board from organizations including: Southern Company, American Cancer Society, NCR Corporation, and The Coca-Cola Company. For more information about the GCLA, please visit www.georgiacio.org.

    http://georgiacio.org
  • SIM Atlanta

    The Society for Information Management (SIM) is an eclectic community of senior Information Technology (IT) executives, prominent academicians, selected consultants and other IT thought leaders. It is a non-profit organization with over 38 chapters in the United States and Canada. It distinguishes itself through its extensive knowledge generation and dissemination programs. SIM offers networking opportunities at the local and national level, access to cutting edge research, a rich online knowledge repository, and leadership training and development programs. A key value proposition of the SIM Atlanta Chapter (www.simatlanta.org) is the thought provoking and intellectually stimulating discussions at the monthly meetings. In addition, SIM Atlanta partners and supports high profile CIO events such as the Georgia CIO of the Year Awards, SIMposium, Digital Ball, and PremierCIO Forum. The Atlanta Business Chronicle has repeatedly recognized SIM Atlanta for its contributions to TechBridge, a reputed non-profit IT service provider. SIM Atlanta also provides student scholarships, and supports STEM related outreach efforts.

    http://www.simnet.org
  • Year Up Greater Atlanta

    Year Up Greater Atlanta is a a one-year, intensive training program that provides low-income young adults, ages 18-24, with a combination of hands-on skills development, coursework eligible for college credit, corporate internships, and wraparound support.

    https://www.yearup.org/about-us/our-locations/atlanta/

InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta

3315 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA

Room rate is $179/night. This rate expires on July 26, 2018.

To book a room, please call 1-404-946-9000 and mention the HMG CIO Executive Leadership Summit.

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.

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

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

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