CIO Summits

Leading Boldly and Authentically - Inspiring Trust and Winning in the Global Digital Economy

The digital pivot most companies have made since March 2020 has created new opportunities for CIOs, CISOs and business technology executives to play a deeper role in designing the future of the business and in the shape of the organization. Technology executives who inspire employees and foster an environment of trust can stimulate a collaborative culture that sparks innovation and drives business outcomes with the aid of impactful technologies that can enable the organization to win in the marketplace while attracting, growing, and retaining the people and skills that are needed to power the successful 21st century organization.

Engage with world-class technology leaders openly sharing winning business-technology strategies and innovation. Hear from industry leaders thinking differently, demonstrating leading boldly and authentically. Top-tier executives will offer stories of successes and share advice on leaning in and leading into the C-suite and line of business, driving disruption and innovations that reshape and reinvent their go-to-market, while fostering a culture of trust and compassionate guidance for their teams. Of all the CIO conferences, HMG Strategy's summits will put you into the strongest global CIO leadership network.



2021 HMG Live! Global Women in Technology Summit

Courageous Leadership and Fearless Reinvention:  Guiding the Modern Enterprise in Dynamic Times


Engage with world-class women technology leaders, openly sharing business-technology strategies and innovation, reshaping the customer experience. Hear from industry leaders thinking differently, demonstrating courageous leadership and fearless reinvention. These top-tier executives will offer stories of successes and share advice on leaning in and leading into the C-suite and line of business, driving disruption and innovations that reshape and reinvent their go-to-market, while fostering a culture of trust and compassionate guidance for their teams.

“If I were to choose one group to collaborate with, one conference that I could go to in a year, it would be an HMG Strategy Executive Leadership Summit. The content is rich, the insights are useful, and the connections are amazing.” 

Cynthia Stoddard, SVP & CIO, Adobe


  • Charlotte Baldwin
    Global Chief Information Officer
    Costa Coffee

    An experienced digital leader, with roles spanning over 22 years across multiple industries, her career has focused on delivering digital transformation and complex technology-enabled business change. She has driven business value through digitally enabled business models, complex integration and merger experience. Scope of roles have included client/Customer facing digital product teams as well as delivering enterprise technology and all aspects of infrastructure across organisations. Charlotte has held various C level technology and digital leadership roles within FTSE 100 companies including, most recently, at Pearson, where she was CTO for the Core Business. She was also the SVP of Technology and Operations Strategy & Portfolio at Pearson spanning a large portfolio of investment. Prior to that, Charlotte held a number of Tech leadership roles at Thomson Reuters, including Divisional CIO for the Financial and Risk and Global Growth businesses. She has also worked across other professional services firms including consulting experience at Deloitte and Linklaters.

  • Sujatha Chandrasekaran
    Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Digital and Information Officer
    CommonSpirit Health

    Ms. Sujatha Chandrasekaran, also known as Suja, has been the Chief Information Officer of Kimberly-Clark Corporation since May 16, 2016. Ms. Chandrasekaran has been an Independent Director of American Eagle Outfitters, Inc., since March 19, 2018. She has more than 25 years of experience in technology and leadership roles in both the consumer packaged goods and retail industries. She has a strong track record of leading technology and digital organizations to deliver significant value to customers and across an enterprise. Ms. Chandrasekaran served as Senior Vice President, Global Chief Technology Officer and Chief Data Officer of WalMart Stores Inc. Ms. Chandrasekaran served as Senior VP/Global Chief Technology and Data Officer at The Timberland Company. She served as a Vice President and the Chief Technology Officer of PepsiCo North America, where she led digital and technology strategy and delivery for its business units including Frito Lay, Pepsi Beverages, Quaker, Tropicana, Gatorade and Pepsi Bottling. As the Chief Information Officer of Transformation for Nestle Americas, she led the world's largest food & beverage company's business transformation initiatives including business process, technology and data transformation for its Global Business Excellence (GLOBE) across Nestle Americas. She served as an Advisor of Retail Innovation at Retailigence Corporation since July 2015 until April 26, 2016. Her career has spanned across multiple continents including Australia, North America/USA, Latin America and Europe and has led some of the world's greatest retail and CPG organizations. She led technology and data transformation for WalMart US, Sam's Club and WalMart International. She has been a Director of Symphony Technology Group since October 2016. She serves as a Member of Advisory Board at Atmio Inc. She served as Additional Non-Executive Director of 8K Miles Software Services Limited since February 8, 2017 until July 17, 2018. She has been a Director of Barry Callebaut AG since December 12, 2018. She served as a Member of Strategic Advisory Board at 8K Miles Software Services Ltd since May 9, 2016. Temple University's FOX School of Business awarded Ms. Chandrasekaran the IT Leader of the Year award in 2013 for her accomplishments in global digital leadership as a big data and advanced analytics leader and practitioner. She has been named as one of Top 10 Digital & Technology Leaders in the United States by Financial Times. Other honors include being named as one of the Top 50 Diverse Executives of 2014 by Diversity MBA Magazine and as one of the world's most ICONIC Women Leaders in Technology by Interop, InformationWeek, India. She is a Global, Digital, Technology and Business Transformation Executive and a tech industry leader. She has executive development education from London Business School. She earned her Master of Business Systems/MBA from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia and her Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from the University of Madras, India.

  • Mignona Cote
    Chief Security Officer

    Mignona Cote is a proven problem solver with a unique ability to find, assess and fix information security vulnerabilities across a variety of industries. With more than two decades of experience in information security, risk management, compliance and auditing, Mignona helps Fortune 50 companies ensure the security of their data. She has a proven track record of transforming technical operations and building strategic solutions for companies like Aetna, Bank of America, PepsiCo and Verizon. Her expertise spans incident response, vulnerability management, access management, vendor management, risk and compliance, as well as auditing. She has completely reshaped secured solutions throughout large enterprise networks.

  • Nicole Eagan
    Chief Strategy Officer and AI Officer

  • Cindy Finkelman
    Strategic Advisor
    Mantissa Group LLC

    Cindy Finkelman joined FactSet Research Systems as Chief Information Officer in June 2015.  Cindy is responsible for Enterprise Transformation, Project Management, Security and Enterprise Risk Management; and works with senior business leaders to build strategic, effective and efficient capabilities through innovative and transformational programs.  Cindy was recognized as CIO of the Year by the 2017 Markets Media Women in Finance Awards, for her transformative impact on the company, her mentoring of women technologists and her philanthropic work.

    Cindy is a senior executive with 20+ years of diversified management, technology and operations experience and has a proven track record of designing and delivering technology driven transformational programs in many blue-chip firms, including New York Life Insurance Company, ALICO, Merrill Lynch, Marsh & McLennan, Prudential, Booz Allan & Hamilton and MetLife. Cindy’s passion is for people development. She has sponsored various mentoring programs and Women in Technology initiatives.

    Cindy has an MBA from NYU in Corporate Strategy/Entrepreneurship, and a BS from SUNY/Albany.  Cindy is currently a Board member of the Society for Information Management (SIM) NY chapter where she is responsible for the Program Committee and actively participates in SIM Women. 

  • Hala Furst
    Cybersecurity and Technology Business Liaison
    (Participating in her personal capacity)
    Department of Homeland Security

    Hala V. Furst is the Cybersecurity and Technology Business Liaison for the Department of Homeland Security’s Private Sector Office (PSO), creating strategic relationships between Department Headquarters, Department components, the policy community in DC, and technology communities across the country, focusing on cybersecurity and technology interests. She has been representing her office as a member of the DHS Transition Team, providing information about the existing activities of the Department to incoming leadership. Prior to this she led the Stakeholder Outreach effort for the second Quadrennial Homeland Security Review (QHSR). In 2012 Ms. Furst was detailed to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, working for the Majority Staff under then Chairman Joe Lieberman on cybersecurity legislation, after joining the Department as a Presidential Management Fellow (PMF) in 2010.

  • Sally Grant
    Vice President- Federal

    Sally Kenyon Grant is Vice President of Federal Affairs at Lucd AI working on Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Cybersecurity for the U.S. Department of Defense and the Intelligence Communities.  Ms. Grant’s dynamic leadership incorporates threat analysis with innovative capabilities to counter Adversarial AI and nation-state disinformation narratives.  Due to real-time alerts and automated reporting, C2 decision-making is delivered at tactical levels for mission targets. 

     In addition to defending National Security, Ms. Grant leads C-Suite business executives across critical infrastructure industry with sophisticated Machine Learning capabilities to deliver advanced data analytics for anomalous activity, production acceleration and improving revenue margins.  Business leaders need Advanced AI systems for high-stakes decision-making processes with ease of use, adoption and rapid deployment.  The digital data revolution is transforming business economics by gathering and modeling real-time asset intelligence armed with actionable predictive analytics specifically for corporate finance fraud detection and AML.

     Ms. Grant collaborates with government and business leaders to envision the convergence of big data and AI powered by Machine Learning delivering actionable insights for revenue generating application and delivery.

     Supporting pillars of leadership with high standards, it is important to note Ms. Grant’s work includes Federal government best practices and shared services, ease of delivery and deployment with exceptional support for teaching and training including a profound level of security standards.  Sally Kenyon Grant is accelerating the transformation of data and harnessing Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning tools with exceptional values, ethics, and human rights for National Security.

     As background, Ms. Grant was formerly at Semantic AI, an enterprise intelligence platform for government and business, and Point3 Security, a premier cybersecurity company whose leadership served with the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command.  Her career in Washington, D.C. has focused on creating National Security policy and advocating for AI Intelligence, Machine Learning and Cybersecurity analytics advancement. Ms. Grant served as Director of Cybersecurity at Comtech Telecommunications Corp. and was a senior Congressional and White House Liaison for the Maryland Department of Commerce serving with Governor O’Malley’s CyberMaryland Leadership Team under General Mike Haye’s Military Affairs Team.  Ms. Grant’s government relations career expands over 25 years, serving in both the Obama and Clinton White House, Congresswoman Claudine Schneider’s Washington Office, and with the IT and Cybersecurity firm, The Ventura Group with Col. Mike Sierra including a position with Cassidy & Associates under the leadership of General P.X. Kelley. 

     Currently, Sally Kenyon Grant is leading data science leadership initiatives in Washington, D.C. for empowering women in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Cybersecurity

  • Meredith Harper
    Senior Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer
    Synchrony Financial

    Meredith Harper serves as vice president and chief information security officer at Eli Lilly and Company. She is responsible for the company’s global information security program. 


    Prior to joining Lilly in 2018 as senior director, deputy chief information security officer, Meredith served as chief information privacy and security officer at Henry Ford Health System, where she had ultimate responsibility for the protection of Henry Ford’s provider, insurance, retail and research businesses.    


    Meredith is an active member of the Health Care Compliance Association where she holds dual certifications in healthcare compliance and privacy. She is certified as a Healthcare Information Security & Privacy Practitioner through the International Information System Security Certification Consortium Inc. and a Certified Information Security Manager through the Information Systems Audit and Control Association.


    She earned a master’s degree in health services administration and a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems from the University of Detroit Mercy. She also earned a master’s of jurisprudence in health law from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.  


    Meredith serves on several advisory boards in support of empowering women and minorities to embark upon careers in technology, especially in information security. She has also served her community for 29 years through her Diamond Life membership in Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.

  • Jennifer Hartsock
    SVP, Chief Information and Digital Officer

    Jennifer Hartsock was Chief Information Officer of Baker Hughes and brings over 20 years of IT leadership to the company. She also led the company's Digital Strategy to drive internal business productivity and accelerate customer outcomes. Hartsock joined GE Oil & Gas in April 2016 as Chief Information Officer, where she oversaw the global IT team and was responsible for driving simplification, acquisition integration, and innovative solutions in support of the Oil and Gas business. Prior to joining GE, Hartsock served as Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Cameron International. She spent 17 years at Caterpillar Incorporated in a variety of IT positions, culminating with IT Directory and Group CIO for Construction Industries. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in applied computer science with summa cum laude honors from Illinois State University

  • Liane Hornsey
    Chief People Officer
    Palo Alto Networks

    Liane joined Palo Alto Networks as chief people officer in September 2018. Liane previously served as chief people officer at Uber Technologies, Inc. where she helped transform the culture during a period of significant turbulence. Prior to that, she served as chief administrative officer and operating partner at SoftBank Group International. In this role she traveled the globe helping portfolio companies scale and achieve unsurpassed human capital success. 
    For nearly ten years before joining SoftBank, Li ane led People Operations for Google’s Global Business and became Google’s first female vice president in human resources.
    Liane has held senior leadership roles at Group, Virgin Media and BMG Music. Liane is widely recognized as one of the world’s pre-eminent practitioners in people operations as well as organization and leadership development.
    Liane serves on the board of BUILD, a nonprofit organization that provides real -world entrepreneurial experience to empower youth from under -resourced communities to excel in education, lead in their communities and succeed professionally.

  • Rashmi Kumar
    SVP & CIO Global IT
    Hewlett Packard Enterprise

    Rashmi Kumar is SVP CIO – Global IT with HPE in Houston. She is a seasoned technology leader with wide ranging experience in IT and Technology Leadership, Large Scale Operations, Digital Transformation Initiatives across various industry verticals. With around 30 years of experience, Mrs. Kumar’s primary areas of focus include Digital Transformation, AI/ML, Data & Analytics, strategic planning, New Business Model Development, and large scale business process transformations. Rashmi Kumar is SVP and CIO at HPE Global IT responsible for Global implementation of Digital Transformation Program.

    Mrs. Kumar is Seasoned turnaround- and growth-oriented Chief Information Officer, with a multifunctional background and extensive ERP, operations, board-facing and cybersecurity expertise. Rashmi Kumar has served as CIO and CTO for many Fortune 50 companies like, McKesson, Southern California Edison, Toyota, HPE, and Tata Steel. Rashmi Kumar earned a bachelor’s degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the Bihar Institute of Technology in Sindri, India. She also holds an MBA from the University of California, Irvine; Paul Merage School of Business. She is very passionate about the topic of equality and is executive sponsor for various ERG’s and sits on Diversity & Inclusion Steering committees. She is an active mentor for young resources across the industry.

  • Lo Li
    Managing Vice President, Customer Digital Experience and Payments
    Capital One

    Lo Li was the Senior Vice President, CIO of Global Consumer Solutions at Equifax. She has spent the past two decades leading global multi-billion dollar corporations for some of the world’s most renowned hospitality and retail brands in the world, working with hundreds of teams dispersed in the UK, China, Singapore and India. Some of her work includes the creation for dynamic pricing and predictive analytics engines for global hotels, scaling big data and Agile to enable business transformation at large retailers including double digit growth plans for digital and international presence.

    She brings a deep understanding of how to translate corporate visions and strategies into simple, elegant solutions - using her international business acumen and technology background as both a business enabler and a competitive differentiator.

    Lo Li is multi-lingual - fluent in Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish, English, is the recipient of the several industry awards such as the March of Dimes Women of Distinction Award, and serves on the Board of Directors for several national organizations. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from the University of Georgia.

  • Lesley Ma
    VP, Chief Information Officer; Chief Data Officer; Interim Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer
    NSF International


  • Latha Maripuri

    Latha Maripuri is the Chief Information Security Officer for Uber.  She oversees all aspects of cybersecurity and privacy engineering across Uber’s many business lines including ridesharing, delivery, transit, health and money.  She leads a global organization of engineers focused on risk management through automation, secure development and advanced analytics and monitoring.  Prior to Uber, she was the Global CISO and Deputy CTO at News Corp.  Latha was also a global business and technology executive at IBM.  She helped shape the IBM Security division, has launched numerous highly profitable solutions globally and led enterprise innovation initiatives.  She has extensive experience in driving tech strategy, market research, product management, engineering, business development and M&A

  • Hunter Muller
    President and CEO
    HMG Strategy

    Hunter Muller is a charismatic industry pioneer and a modern-day Renaissance Man. As a global C-suite advisor and coach for the past 30 years, Hunter’s insights and concepts have been successfully applied by Fortune 1000 organizations worldwide to accelerate executive performance, propel the career ascent of C-level executives, and to drive transformative innovation and create new waves of value.

    Hunter is the President and CEO of HMG Strategy, LLC, the largest independent, objective, transparent and collaborative executive network in the world. HMG focuses on innovation and breakthrough strategies for core, parallel and new markets while studying the most successful organizations ecosystems and platforms such as Amazon and Microsoft.

    HMG Strategy is the provider of thought leadership and networking events for CIOs, CISOs, and senior technology executives. HMG Strategy offers a unique, integrated model for enabling C-level executives and their companies to draw upon courageous leadership to reimagine, reinvent, and rebuild their business models to attain the genius-level thinking required in today’s dynamic business landscape to achieve competitive advantage in the digital frontier.

    Hunter's passion for the role of the technology executive in transforming the business is reflected in the 7 Pillars of Trust which embody HMG Strategy's unique business model.

    Complementing HMG Strategy’s world-renowned events is HMG Next Ventures, a venture capital accelerator aimed at helping connect CIOs with the most innovative technology companies and entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley to Tel Aviv. HMG Strategy also partners with the world’s leading venture capital firms, including Amplify Partners, Greylock Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Sequoia Capital. HMG Strategy connects CEOs, CIOs, and other C-level executives with startup technologies backed by the leading VCs to identify opportunities for innovation and business transformation.

    Meanwhile, HMG Strategy’s award-winning Research Team advises the world’s technology companies such as Adobe, Nutanix, and Workday on branding, messaging, and Voice of the Customer strategies.

    Hunter has published five that draw from his extensive business experience: The Transformational CIO (Wiley, March 2011), On Top of the Cloud (Wiley, January 2012), Leading the Epic Revolution (Wiley, September 2013) and The Big Shift in IT Leadership (Wiley, July 2015) and The CEO of Technology (Wiley, January 2018). Hunter is now working on his sixth book: 'Enterprise 2025', which is slated to be published in January 2020. As a result, Hunter’s unique position of knowing the thoughts, challenges, and opportunities of the IT Leader, he is asked to speak at a variety of venues such as IBM’s Cloud Expo and on

    Hunter and HMG Strategy support a variety of charitable causes, including the American Cancer Society, Save the Children, and Year Up, and Hunter personally gives back his time and ideas as a member of the Executive Committee of the Fairfield/Westchester Chapter of the Society for Information Management.

    An intrepid international athlete, Hunter is an ardent yacht racer, a world-class skier, and an extreme fitness guru. Hunter is passionate about ocean and mountain adventures and spending time with his sons, Chase and Brice.

    Hunter earned a Bachelor of Science in the Babson College School of Management.

  • Deb Muro
    El Camino Health

    As the CIO for El Camino Health, Deb Muro has transformed and improved the consumer and patient experience through innovation and partnerships in the Silicon Valley.   With more than 25 years of combined nursing, clinical, healthcare and technology experience, Deb has held various healthcare IT leadership positions focused on the delivery and realization of optimal technology solutions and best practices.  Prior to joining El Camino Hospital, she served in Executive level positions for multiple health care organizations leading large enterprise wide digital transformation implementations spanning multiple acute care hospitals, outpatient facilities, ambulatory clinics and community networks.   In her current role at El Camino, she is responsible for leading the technology strategy, resources and cybersecurity programs while re-defining services and products to meet today’s unique healthcare environment.      

    Ms. Muro holds a Bachelor in Science in Nursing Degree from Baylor University and a Master of Science Degree in Human Relations and Business from Amber University.   Deb was nominated as a Finalist for the Iowa Technology Association “Women of Innovation” Award” and has been identified by Becker’s Healthcare as one of the “100 Community Hospital CIOs to Know.” 


  • Lynne Oldham
    Chief People Officer

    Lynne is the Chief People Officer of Zoom, a NASDAQ 100 (ZM) company in hyper-growth.  She has been a key advisor to C Suite executives with 25 years of demonstrated leadership experience driving profitable growth strategies for startups, private and public companies - domestic and international - across a variety of industries, including 10 years in investment banking.  Joining Zoom just prior to IPO in 2019, Lynne is navigating continued business scaling,and employment engagement as well as safeguarding culture -- which is particularly challenging during the pandemic.  

    Prior to Zoom, Lynne has held leadership roles with Televerde in Phoenix, AZ, Driscoll's in Watsonville, CA, Suntrust Bank in Atlanta and BNP Paribas in NY, NY.  She has been an agent of change in her career transforming every aspect of Human Resources in the companies she has worked.  

    Lynne serves as Chair of the Board for Arouet Empowers, a 501(c)(3) serving current and formerly incarcerated women to give them a second chance at life.  She also serves on the advisory boards of Zoom Cares (Zoom's charitable foundation) and Volition Capital Strategic Advisors IV Fund.  Lynne holds a Juris Doctor from Seton Hall University School of Law and a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Business Administration from State University of New York, College at New Paltz.

  • Wendy M. Pfeiffer
    CIO & SVP

    Currently CIO at Nutanix, Wendy has led technical functions for GoPro, Yahoo! and Cisco, and proudly serves on the board of Girls in Tech. Dedicated to excellence in operations and delivery while maintaining a focus on innovation, Wendy has had a key role in envisioning and delivering digital technologies around the world. In 2018, Wendy was honored to be named one of the National Diversity Council’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Tech, one of the Silicon Valley Business Journal’s Women of Influence, and #1 on the list of Top 10 CIOs Who Inspire and Influence Us by Enterprise Management 360° (EM360°)!

  • Bernadette Rotolo
    Senior Vice President, Head of Global Systems
    Warner Music Group

    Bernadette Rotolo is a global Fortune 500 executive with nearly 20 years of experience in technology at Accenture, Adecco Group and currently at Warner Music Group.  Bernadette started her career in consulting at Accenture, a top IT consulting company assisting clients in Communications and High Tech industries with their most difficult technology and business challenges.  After spending twelve years at Accenture, Bernadette came to Adecco Group in 2009, a Swiss based Global Fortune 500 Company that is the largest staffing company in the world, and was promoted to Group Vice President and Global Head of Solutions Delivery Management focused on digital offerings.  After nine years at Adecco Group, Bernadette joined Warner Music Group, an American multinational entertainment and record label company. It is one of the "big three" recording companies and the third largest in the global music industry and is currently Senior Vice President, Head of Global Systems focused on the company’s highest strategic digital transformation program.

    For the last seven years, Bernadette is leading CEO-championed global digital transformation programs at both Adecco Group and Warner Music Group partnering with business leads to increase brand visibility by launching web, mobile and social media strategies that will increase overall global millennial engagement.  Also, as part of Warner Music Group digital transformation program, Bernadette is collaborating with the CFO and Finance senior management team to establish a “state of the art” Shared Service center.  Bernadette is responsible for the technology aspect of the shared service from design to implementation of all the technology needed to operate the Shared Service including a public cloud ERP system, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Robotic Process Automation and a real time analytics platform.

    Bernadette is also a board member of the Society for Information Management (SIM) Metro New York chapter and an active speaker on digital transformation.  In addition, Bernadette is a member of the CIO Innovation Advisory Network at Lightspeed Venture Partners and on the advisory board for BoldStart, an early stage Venture Capital company.  Bernadette is also an active member and advisor to HMG Strategy.  

    Bernadette holds her Masters from New York University and her Bachelor’s from the State University of New York at Binghamton.  She also earned a leadership certification from the prestigious IMD Business School in Lausanne, Switzerland. 

  • Janet Sherlock
    Chief Digital & Technology Officer
    Ralph Lauren Corporation

  • Kimberly Stevenson
    Board Member


  • Mark Stewart
    Chief Operating Officer

    Mark Stewart was appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO) for North America and a member of Stellantis’ Top Executive Team in January 2021. He has extensive experience in global operations management including procurement, manufacturing, business development and engineering. He spent the first years of his career in manufacturing with TRW Inc., and later Tower Automotive, Inc. where he served as Director of Operations and Executive Vice President. Stewart has been based in the U.S., Belgium, Germany and China with a variety of experiences in production, quality and engineering. Since 2006, Stewart held positions of increasing responsibility at TRW and from 2015 served as Executive Vice President and COO for ZF TRW Automotive. Stewart was named Vice President of Operations for Amazon in 2017 where he was the lead executive for customer fulfillment across 200 operations facilities in North America. In this position, he also was responsible for overseeing operations, procurement, construction and engineering with teams dedicated to pursuing automation, artificial intelligence, advanced robotics and conveyance. He was appointed COO for FCA’s North America region and named a member of the Group Executive Council in December 2018. Stewart holds a master of business administration from the University of Tennessee (Knoxville, Tennessee) and a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Vanderbilt University (Nashville, Tennessee).

  • Blanca Trevino
    President and CEO

    Blanca Treviño is President and CEO of Softtek, a global company dedicated to digital solutions, and the largest with origins in Latin America. Softtek helps its clients uncover opportunities, build technological capabilities, and optimize their performance through data, automation and artificial intelligence. She serves as Vice President of the Mexican Business Council, is a member of the MIT School of Engineering Advisory Council, board member of Walmart Mexico, the Americas Society and Council of the Americas, the Ibero-American Council for Productivity and Competitiveness, Grupo Lala, The Mexican Stock Exchange, as well as diverse universities, including her alma mater, Tecnologico de Monterrey (ITESM). 

  • Melissa Vice
    Interim Director, Vulnerability Disclosure Program
    DoD Cyber Crime Center

    Melissa Vice is the Interim Director in the Vulnerability Disclosure Program (VDP) at the DoD Cyber Crimes Center (DC3), an Air Force Field Operating Agency (FOA). The DoD VDP was formed as follow-up to the Hack the Pentagon bug bounty program in 2016 to triage, validate, and mitigate crowd-sourced vulnerabilities for the Joint-Force Headquarters DoD Information Systems Network (JFHQ-DODIN). Formerly at the Pentagon, Ms. Vice was the Chief Technology Officer of the Business Mission Area (BMA) for The Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force, Management (SAF/MG) / Deputy Chief Management Office (DCMO) in charge of road-mapping 400+ information systems to the cloud. Prior to 11 years with the Department of Defense, Ms. Vice was in the private sector at General Electric (GE) Aviation Division, as a global database developer and administrator (Oracle DBDA) for all commercial and military aircraft engine repairs worldwide. While at GE among the world’s most talented aeronautical engineers, Ms. Vice had the thrill of a lifetime piloting her first 360 in a coworker’s restored 1957 Stearman (open cockpit bi-plane). Ms. Vice earned a Bachelor and Master of Science in Cybersecurity from University of Maryland University College. She is the 2010 Gordon Prize winner from the UMD (Robert Smith School of Business) for her paper on Insider Threat, a Visiting Fellow at the National Security Institute (NSI) for 2021, and a national strategist in the Mitchell Institutes’ Project Everest think tank. Presented the U.S. Air Force Civilian Achievement Award in Jan. 2021 for team leadership and resiliency during COVID pandemic.

  • Sigal Zarmi
    Board Director
    Senior Advisor
    Morgan Stanley

    Sigal Zarmi is a Managing Director, International CIO and the global Head of Transformation at Morgan Stanley. In this dual capacity, she is driving the firm’s innovation agenda through emerging technologies, unlocking technology-fueled sources of value across the business and modernizing the digital experience for our clients and employees.

    As International CIO, she manages our diverse global Technology footprint including the Technology teams in the Global In-house Centers (GICs). She leverages her transformational capacity to optimize our organization, functions and platform to thrive in a continually evolving economic and market climate.

    Sigal is a member of the Technology Operating Committee and the EMEA Operating Committee.

    Sigal joined Morgan Stanley in 2018 from PwC where she led a global network transformation as Vice Chairman and CIO. Before that, Sigal was the CIO of GE Capital Americas, where she spent 18 years in various technology and operations leadership positions. She began her career as a developer at Motorola.

    She holds an MBA from Columbia University in New York City and a B.S. in Engineering from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel.

    Sigal is a senior advisor to multiple technology and cyber companies, start-ups and VCs. She is a passionate advocate for women in technology providing mentorship to aspiring entrepreneurs and technologists, among other community commitments. She was inducted into CIO Magazine’s Hall of Fame in 2021 for her contributions.


April 13, 2021 - 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET

Courageous Leadership and Fearless Reinvention: Women in Technology Guiding the Modern Enterprise in Dynamic and Opportunistic Times

2:00 - 2:10 PM ET

Welcome and Introduction

Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy

2:10 - 2:35 PM ET

EXCLUSIVE PANEL:  The Path to Leadership: How Men Can Become Better Allies to Women

As executive teams strive to become more diverse and to promote equity and inclusion across the organization, a good starting point for male executives is to do a better job of mentoring women into leadership roles. In many cases, this requires a mindset change among men to champion female colleagues who likely act and behave differently than they do and break free from a boys’ club mentality. In this executive panel discussion, top female business technology executives will discuss the mind shift that needs to occur in a male-dominated C-suite hierarchy along with recommendations for encouraging male executives to embrace these changes.

Moderator:  Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy

Liane HornseyChief People Officer, Palo Alto Networks

Mark Stewart, Chief Operating Officer, Stellantis

Sigal Zarmi, International CIO & Global Head of Technology Transformation, Morgan Stanley

2:35 - 3:00 PM ET

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Courageous Leadership and Fearless Reinvention:  Women in Technology Guiding the Modern Enterprise in Dynamic and Opportunistic Times

As a vaccine is made available to millions of people in early 2021, the future is looking brighter. But as business restrictions continue to dampen the economy, organizational leaders are looking for innovative ways to strengthen revenues and profits. In order to support the business effectively, CIOs and technology executives need to help reimagine and reinvent the business and help the CEO and line-of-business leaders identify new opportunities in core, parallel and new markets. Technology executives also must work with the executive team to identify what the future of work looks like and provide the infrastructure and tools needed to help support a new way of working.

In this panel discussion, world-class women technology executives will share their advice on the roles that CIOs and tech leaders can play in reimagining the business.

Moderator:  Deb Muro, CIO and RN, CHCIO, El Camino Health

Charlotte Baldwin, Chief Digital and Technology Officer, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Jennifer Hartsock, VP & CIO, Baker Hughes

Rashmi Kumar, CIO, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Lo Li, CTO Global Consumer Solutions, Equifax

3:00 - 3:10 PM ET

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: The Next Generation of Cyber Security: Autonomous AI 

Nicole Eagan, Chief Strategy Officer and AI Officer, Darktrace

Our digital environments and workforces are more dynamic than ever. To navigate the risks and challenges that digital innovation brings, organizations must rethink their approach to security.  Static, legacy approaches have become redundant against sophisticated, fast-moving threats, and attackers that continue to evolve their techniques. Organizations are increasingly turning to new technologies like AI to achieve much-needed adaptability and resilience; protecting workforces and data from attack by detecting, investigating and responding to cyber-threats in real time — wherever they strike.

3:10 – 3:30 PM ET

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEWS: Extreme Hacking to Extremism:  How Women are Leading in the Digital and Cyber Battleground

Join us today for an unconventional conversation discussing National Security from within the Homeland and the Joint Forces Headquarters DODIN and U.S. Cyber Command.  Let us learn pathways on how the virtual world is impacting our cyber and terror landscape.  With advanced technologies, leading women from DHS and DC3 are defending our Nation from cyber to actual calls for extremist radicalization.  

Interview #1:  Hala V. Furst, Associate Director for Strategic Engagement, DHS Office of Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (Participating in her personal capacity)

Moderator:  Wendy M. Pfeiffer, CIO, Nutanix

Interview #2:  Melissa S. Vice, CIV, DAF, Chief Operations Officer, Vulnerability Disclosure Program, DoD Cyber Crime Center

Moderator:  Sally Grant, Vice President, Lucd AI

3:30 - 3:40 PM ET


Enjoy a trip around the Partner Pavilion of our new virtual summit platform to learn about relevant technologies and services important to know about while you enter to win raffle prize drawings. Sponsor raffle prizes include:

  • Zoom: Zoom Coffee Mug
  • Softtek: 2 pairs of bose audio frames
Be sure to stop by all the sponsor booths to gain leaderboard points that will enter you to win a $150 Amazon gift card! Also connect one-on-one with partners in the HMG Marketplace, as well as with attendees and speakers in the social lounge!

3:40 - 3:50 PM ET

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW:  People First:  Leaning in to 2021 and Beyond

Lynne Oldham, Chief People Officer, Zoom

3:50 - 4:15 PM ET

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Safeguarding the Enterprise Against Escalating Global Cyber Threats

Make no mistake – CISOs and cyber teams are at war against nation-state threat actors and other highly-trained adversaries. The recent SolarWinds cyber-attack is believed to be the most damaging hack of a Western government ever, along with still-to-be-determined impact on more than 425 companies in the Fortune 500 who receive services from SolarWinds. While the long-range impact for companies and government agencies continues to unfold, the attacks underscore how security is more important to organizations than ever. CEOs and Board members will be relying on CISOs and security leaders more than ever to help identify and respond to potential threats and to protect the enterprise and its crown jewels.

In this executive panel, CISOs and security leaders will share their recommendations for working with the CEO and the Board on looming cyber threats, including how best to communicate these risks and articulate where funding is needed most.

Moderator: Cindy Finkelman, Former CIO, FactSet Research Systems

Meredith Harper, VP, CISO, Eli Lilly and Company

Latha Maripuri, CISO, Uber

Carolann Shields, CISO, Digital Technology, Baker Hughes

4:15 - 4:25 PM ET

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW:  COVID-19 – The Ultimate Test of True Leadership

Blanca Trevino, President and CEO, Softtek

When the world changed in March 2020, leadership became a fundamental ingredient for survival. It required great leaders to step up and demonstrate courageous and authentic leadership in guiding their teams through extremely difficult times – while offering inspiration and guidance to a brighter future.

In this fireside chat with HMG Strategy President and CEO Hunter Muller, Softtek CEO Blanca Trevino will share how extraordinary leaders stepped up their game, the key elements that enabled Softtek to keep its business moving along with Blanca’s perspective on what the future of work is going to look like.

4:25 - 4:45 PM ET

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Women in Technology Leading and Building a High Performing and Inclusive Culture

As remote work has extended across much of 2020 and into 2021, many CIOs and technology executives have expressed concerns about keeping employees engaged and motivated over the long-term. On top of this, it’s also been challenging to convey a sense of organizational culture both to existing employees and new hires.

This panel discussion with top women executives will focus on what’s required to cultivate a connected culture into the future – including one that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion.

Moderator: Mignona Cote, Global Specialty Head, Security, Risk, and Compliance, Amazon Web Services

Lesley Ma, CIO and Chief Continuous Improvement Officer, NSF International

Bernadette Rotolo, Senior Vice President, Head of Global Systems, Warner Music Group

4:45 - 5:00 PM ET


Charlotte Baldwin, Chief Digital and Technology Officer, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Suja Chandrasekaran, SVP, Chief Digital and Information Officer, CommonSpirit Health

Wendy M. Pfeiffer, CIO, Nutanix

Kimberly Stevenson, SV & GM Foundational Data Services, NetApp


Previous award winners include:

Bhavani Amirthalingam, SVP, Chief Digital Information Officer, Ameren
Renee Arrington, President and COO, Pearson Partners International, Inc.
Robin Brown, CIO, Protein Group, Cargill
Mamatha Chamarthi, CIO, Stellantis
Kirsten Davies, SVP & CISO, Estee Lauder
Archana Deskus, SVP & CIO, Intel Corporation
Nicole Eagan, Chief Strategy Officer and AI Officer, Darktrace
Cindy Finkelman, CIO, FactSet Research Systems
Nancy Flores, Chief Information and Technology Officer, McKesson Corporation
Ursuline Foley, Board Member & Strategic Advisor, Provident Bank
Jennifer Hartsock, Vice President and CIO, Baker Hughes
Patty Hatter, SVP Global Customer Services, Palo Alto Networks
Jeanette Horan, Experienced Board Member and Strategic Advisor
Daphne Jones, Board of Directors AMN Healthcare, Barnes Group, Inc. and Masonite International, Founder, Destiny Transformations Group
Sheila Jordan, Chief Digital Officer, Honeywell
Rashmi Kumar, SVP & CIO, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Lesley Ma, CIO and Chief Continuous Improvement Officer, NSF International
Susan Malisch, VP & CIO, Loyola University Chicago
Gerri Martin-Flickinger, EVP CTO, Starbucks
Wendy M. Pfeiffer, CIO, Nutanix
Bernadette Rotolo, SVP, Head of Global Systems, Warner Music Group
Janet Sherlock, CIO, Ralph Lauren Corporation
Cynthia Stoddard, SVP & CIO, Adobe
Jennifer Wesson Greenman, CIO, Cancer Treatment Centers of America Global
Gabrielle Wolfson, CIO & CDO, Quest Diagnostics
Angela Yochem, EVP Chief Digital and Technology Officer, Novant Health
Sigal Zarmi, Managing Director – Head of Transformation, Morgan Stanley


Presenting 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.
  • 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.
  • Softtek

    Founded in 1982, Softtek is a global company helping organizations drive digital operations, platforms and enablement. With presence in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia, Softtek provides Global 2000 organizations with technology solutions that create value through technology

Platinum Partners

  • Palo Alto Networks

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

Supporting Partners

  • CIOReview

    CIOReview is a leading technology magazine that is at the forefront of guiding enterprises through the continuously varying business environment with information about the solutions and services. The magazine serves as a trustworthy knowledge source as well ass a platform for the C-suite executives, industry experts, technology buyers, and other decision-makers to share their valuable insights about new technology trends in the market.

Marketplace 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.
  • PagerDuty

    PagerDuty, Inc. (NYSE:PD) is a leader in digital operations management. In an always-on world, organizations of all sizes trust PagerDuty to help them deliver a perfect digital experience to their customers, every time. Teams use PagerDuty to identify issues and opportunities in real time and bring together the right people to fix problems faster and prevent them in the future. Notable customers include Netflix, Shopify, Cox Automotive, Box, Slack, DoorDash, Lululemon and more. PagerDuty was founded in 2008 by three innovative software developers who knew what it was like to carry the pager for “always on” cloud services. They made a bet that the early practice and culture of DevOps which encourages collaboration between development and operations would become strategic for every company. What started as automating on-call rotations has evolved into a platform that helps 12,000 companies across 90 countries proactively manage their digital operations so their teams can spend less time reacting to incidents and more time building for the future.
  • Globant

    We are a digitally native company that helps organizations reinvent themselves to create a way forward and unleash their potential. We are the place where innovation, design and engineering meet scale. • We have more than 20,000 employees and we are present in 18 countries working for companies like Google, Rockwell Automation, Electronic Arts and Santander, among others. • We were named a Worldwide Leader in CX Improvement Services by IDC MarketScape report. • We were also featured as a business case study at Harvard, MIT, and Stanford. • We are a member of the Cybersecurity Tech Accord.
  • Sonatype

    The Sonatype journey started 10 years ago, just as the concept of “open source” software development was gaining steam. From our humble beginning as core contributors to Apache Maven, to supporting the world’s largest repository of open source components (Central), to distributing the world's most popular repository manager (Nexus), we’ve played a meaningful role in helping the world embrace the power of open innovation. Over time, we witnessed the staggering volume and variety of open source libraries that began flowing into every development environment in the world. We understood that when open source components are properly managed, they provide tremendous energy for accelerating innovation. Conversely, when unmanaged, open-source "gone wild" can lead directly to security vulnerabilities, licensing risks, enormous rework, and waste. Our vision today is simple. We are laser-focused on helping organizations continuously harness all of the good that open source has to offer, without any of the risks.

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

  • Ivanti

    Ivanti unifies IT and Security Operations to better manage and secure the digital workplace. From PCs to mobile devices, VDI and the data center, we discover IT assets on-premises and in the cloud, improve IT service delivery, and reduce risk with insights and automation. We also help you leverage modern technology in the warehouse and across the supply chain to improve delivery without modifying backend systems. Ivanti is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, and has offices all over the world. For more information, visit and follow us at @GoIvanti.
  • Auth0

    Auth0 provides a platform to authenticate, authorize, and secure access for applications, devices, and users. Security and development teams rely on Auth0's simplicity, extensibility, and expertise to make identity work for everyone. Safeguarding billions of login transactions each month, Auth0 secures identities so innovators can innovate, and empowers global enterprises to deliver trusted, superior digital experiences to their customers around the world. For more information, visit or follow @auth0 on Twitter.
  • RingCentral

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

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

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

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.

Alliance Partners

  • Amplify Partners

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

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

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

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

The Women in Technology 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. 

PLEASE NOTE: Women in all stages of their career in technology are welcome to attend this summit!

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

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

- OR - 

  • Full time academicians

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

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

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

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

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