CIO Summits

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

 

Engage with world-class 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. 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.

 

 

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Courageous Leadership and Fearless Reinvention: Focusing a Fresh Lens on the Future of the Organization

 

As the global health crisis continues, CIOs and technology executives are facing some tough challenges. These include identifying fresh ways to keep employees engaged and motivated in the prolonged remote work environment, supplying the CEO and the executive team with new ways to grow the business and execute on new business models while fostering a culture of connectedness in an isolated setting.

In this summit, world-class technology executives will share their advice on leading courageously to enable innovation and reshape the business while providing authentic and compassionate leadership that can offer the team confidence, hope and inspiration for a brighter future.

"As an attendee of the HMG Virtual Summit I enjoyed the fact that it was fast moving, insightful and presented a variety of speakers, both local and non-local. The duration was just right and did not require tying up an entire day. I thought the content and format was absolutely terrific!"

John Phillips, President, Briggs Homecare and CIO Emeritus, Briggs Healthcare


  • Carlton Beard
    VP, Enterprise Infrastructure & Cyber Security
    Shaw Industries Group

    Carlton has 35 years of experience in Information Technology spanning Computer Operations, Application Development, Project Leadership, Technology Architecture and increasing leadership roles.   He has 25 years of experience in IT management and leadership.  He is currently the Vice President of Enterprise Infrastructure and Cyber Security at Shaw Industries Group, Inc.  Shaw is a multi-billion-dollar, wholly-owned subsidiary of Berkshire-Hathaway.  Shaw has more than 100 physical locations and tens of thousands of computing assets across the globe.  

    Carlton's primary business goal is to help make Shaw the undisputed leader in the flooring industry with respect to service and value.
    His specialties include trust-based relationships, team development, creating a technological advantage, and the management of cyberrisk and systems portfolios.

  • Shoukat Ali Bhamani
    Chief Information and Digital Officer
    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.

  • Gary Brantley
    CTO
    Beazer Homes

    Gary Brantley is an innovative technology strategist renowned for his financial acumen and expertise in cultivating productive collaborations. He brings more than 20 years of experience in the technology sector, in addition to 17 years of leadership, to the City of Atlanta as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Department of Atlanta Information Management (AIM).

    Before joining AIM, Gary was the CIO for the DeKalb County School District, the third largest school district in Georgia. While he was there, Gary spearheaded the district’s largest technology overhaul, Digital Dreamers, which included the distribution of over 70,000 desktop computers and laptops to teachers as well as students.

    Gary began his career with IBM before becoming the Regional Operations Director for MCIWorldCom. There he continued to have an impact on technology and took that expertise to the Ohio State Department as the Director of Technology. He later became CIO for the Lorain City School District, which is one of the largest urban school districts in Ohio.

    Gary’s admirable professionalism and unyielding dedication have earned him numerous awards and accolades.  Gary was named as one of the Top 30 Technologists, Transformers and Trailblazers by the Center for Digital Education in 2015, ComputerWorld’s Premier Top 100 Technology Leaders for 2017 and awarded the Making IT Happen award from the International Society for Technology in Education. Gary was a finalist for the 2018 Georgia CIO Leadership Association’s CIO of the Year Award.

  • Jay Ferro
    Global CIO
    ERT

    Jay Ferro is the former Chief Information Officer for Quikrete, the largest manufacturer of packaged concrete in the United States. Previously, he served as CIO for a number of other companies including Earthlink, the American Cancer Society and AIG.

    Known as a thought-leader in the information technology arena, Ferro is a frequent guest speaker and panelist, both in Atlanta and nationwide. In recognition of his accomplishments, Ferro was selected as as one of ComputerWorld’s 2015 100 IT Leaders, as well as Georgia CIO of the Year in 2011, and is currently serving as chair for the Georgia CIO Leadership Association. Ferro was also selected to join Leadership Atlanta’s Class of 2015 and participate in a rigorous year-long leadership development program alongside other prominent Atlanta leaders. His commitment and dedication to community involvement is evidenced by the time and energy he contributes. In addition to his work with Priscilla’s Promise, in 2011, he was elected to the board of directors for TechBridge, an Atlanta-based nonprofit organization that helps other nonprofits use technology to improve their capability to serve the community.

    Ferro earned both his BA in political science and his MBA from the University of Georgia. He continues to be involved with his alma mater, both as a mentor for young alumni and as a member of the alumni board of directors for the Terry College of Business. Ferro lives in the metro Atlanta area with his three sons.

  • Tom Hearn
    Regional Engineering Manager
    Insight

    Tom Hearn is a 16 year veteran in the IT industry predominately on the customer side where he started in software development and moved into hybrid roles across development, security, infrastructure and cloud.  He was a customer of Insight for 10 years in the transportation and financial services industries before joining Insight where he leads the Southeast architecture team.  He drives the technology direction and focus of the team as well as maintaining a hands-on approach utilizing his previous experience on the customer side with those looking at approaching cloud, automation, hybrid data center and containerization. 

    Tom is based out of North Carolina where he lives with his wife Susan and son Carter.  He is a self-proclaimed technologist at heart and can still be found writing code and deploying various technologies to Insight’s Innovation Hubs as well as his own personal lab.  

  • Art Hopkins
    Executive Director
    Russell Reynolds Associates

    Art Hopkins is an Executive Director in Russell Reynolds’ Information Officer Search Practice. In this capacity he advises clients within the Technology Sector, as well as conducting searches for executives across Russell Reynolds’ clientele. Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Art was with Macquarium, an experience design and strategy firm, most recently as CEO and earlier as President.  Prior to joining Macquarium, Art was the managing director and vice president of consulting for Blackwell Consulting Services, a Chicago-based IT Strategy Consultancy. He has held leadership roles at William James and Associates and began his career with the National Bank of Detroit, now Chase Bank. Art is a frequent speaker at CIO events and was featured in the premier issue of Black I.T. Professional Magazine in an article on “The New IT Professional”. He has co- authored pieces for CIO magazine’s Consultant Briefing on subjects including “CIO’s, Mentoring is a Way to Increase Your Success”, “Managing Your Identity Crisis”, and “Becoming the Business-Centric CIO”. Most recently he served as guest editor for the Cutter IT Journal’s June / July 2014 double issue on Empathy–Based System Design. Art is very active in the community and has a personal interest in matters related to education. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors for the Information Technology Senior Management Forum (ITSMF), and as the chair of the ITSMF Networking Committee, he has served on the Executive Committee for the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Georgia’s Commission for School Board Excellence, Junior Achievement of Georgia, and as the Board Chair of the W.E.B. DuBois Society. He has also served on the advisory boards for Vignette Software (acquired by OpenText in 2009) and Diversified Information Technologies (acquired by EDM Group in 2013) through their acquisitions. Having earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from the University of Maryland and a certificate in eBusiness Strategy from the University of Chicago, he has been recognized by Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry as one of Chicago's top technology innovators. 

  • Shaun Hunt
    CIO
    McKenney's, Inc.

    Shaun Hunt manages the Technology group at McKenney’s, covering everything from mobility to Robotic Process Automation. Shaun is an early adopter and thought leader for the emerging Automation First movement. He holds a Master of Organizational Leadership from Southern NH University. Shaun launched his technology career in consulting at Accenture followed by Deloitte Consulting, before holding senior technology positions in financial services and non-profits. Shaun is passionate about creating efficient and effective systems by leveraging emerging technologies that enable clear business value.

  • Jason James
    CIO
    Net Health

    Jason James serves as Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Net Health, which recently acquired Optima Healthcare Solutions, and leads the development and transformation of all IT applications, infrastructure, security, DevOps, support and operations. Jason has over twenty years of experience transforming and modernizing IT organizations to ensure the highest level of performance and business alignment. In 2017, Jason was named “20 must-follow CIOs on Twitter” by The Enterprisers Project.  Prior to joining Optima, he directed IT for several fast-growth technology companies including EarthLink, PRGX, and Servigistics.  Jason is a frequent contributor to thought leadership publications like CIO.com and The Enterprisers Project.  In addition to various technical certifications, he holds a bachelor's of science degree from Oregon State University and a master’s degree in Applied Information Management from the University of Oregon.

  • Sam Jones
    VP of Product Management
    Stellar Cyber

    Sam is an experienced product development leader with a track record of building AI and security products that customers love. He has a strong background in AI/ML, data infrastructure, security, SaaS, product design, and defense. Sam has held product and engineering positions at companies including Palantir Technologies and Shield AI, and worked for the US Air Force on cyber defense strategy. Sam earned his Bachelor’s degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Cornell University.

  • Lo Li
    SVP, CIO of Global Consumer Solutions
    Equifax

    Lo Li is 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.

  • Ryan Loy
    CIO
    EBSCO Industries, Inc.

  • Hunter Muller
    President & 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 eco-systems 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 HMGNextVentures, 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 TheStreet.com.

    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.

  • Molly Rauzi
    CTO & Managing Director
    Gagen MacDonald

    Molly Rauzi has twenty years of experience leading large, complex business transformation, culture and organizational change initiatives. As a consultant and Chief Information Officer, she provides expert counsel to our clients who are undergoing rapid change. Prior to joining Gagen MacDonald, Molly was the Managing Director leading the Business Advisory Services Practice in the Denver office of Grant Thornton LLP.

    From 2007 to 2011, Molly served as an appointee of then Mayor John Hickenlooper (now the Governor of Colorado) to serve as the Chief Information Officer for the City and County of Denver.  Before working for the Mayor of Denver, Molly served as the Director of Technology for Denver International Airport. She has been an active member of her community for more than twenty years. Molly serves on the Board of Directors for Craig Hospital NewCloud Networks, and the Colorado Technology Association.  She also serves on the Center for Information Technology Innovation Board for the University of Colorado Denver Business School. She was voted one of the Twenty five most powerful women in Colorado in 2017. She was honored as Outstanding Woman in Business in 201o by the Denver Business Journal.  Molly holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Adminstration, Pre-Law with a minor in Sociology from Regis University, and a Master in Systems Management from the College of Systems Science from the University of Denver. 

  • AJ Rodrigues
    General Manager IT Transformation
    Delta Air Lines

    AJ Rodrigues is General Manager of IT Transformation at Delta Air Lines. He leads a global organization that supports IT strategy development and oversees strategic partnerships, vendor management and Delta’s Global Capability / Captive center in India. His team has successfully generated innovative solutions that leverage Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) and other emerging technologies that position Delta at the forefront of innovation. AJ was recruited to Delta in 2016 to lead enterprise sourcing for technology and contingent labor. Prior to Delta, AJ spent 10 years at Emerson Electric Co., a global industrial conglomerate with operations in over 50 countries and approximately 80,000 employees. At Emerson, AJ held a number of roles in strategic planning and technology including vendor management, information security and leading the IT operations for an Internet of Things (IoT) business that delivered Software as a Service (SaaS) applications, electronics and services to over 16,000 retail stores.

    AJ is passionate about leveraging technology to drive competitive advantage, building global teams and promoting women and minority representation in the IT industry. AJ has a bachelor’s degree in electrical and computer Engineering from Christian Brothers University and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame.

  • Dr. Kenneth Russell
    Chief Innovation Officer
    Curran Biotech

    Dr. Ken Russell is a respected technology leader/coach and innovation amplifier. A technology pioneer, he developed early Intranet systems for large banks which led to his participation in developing one of the first successful Internet-based training platforms. He was a valued voice and key influencer in the development of the North Carolina Research Campus (which focuses on Human Health, Agriculture, and Nutrition), leading the technology (as CIO) for the renowned Murdock Research Institute (DHMRI). Dr. Russell is also a Research Professor in Physics in the University of Houston’s Department of Mathematics and Physics.

    • Over 25 years’ experience developing and implementing comprehensive organizational change, transformational cultures, bespoke programs, and innovation initiatives in a variety of industries including energy, banking/financial, higher education, and technology. 
    • 2016-2019 - Served as CIO and VP of Digital Transformation at Pfeiffer University.  
    • Prior to that role, he served as a Director and Strategist at Cisco, CIO for the Murdock Research Institute (DHMRI) and spent several years in the Office of the CIO at Duke Energy. He was also SVP and head of Enterprise Architecture for Bank of America.
    • Mentor/coach for incumbent executives (preparing them for next generation processes and workplace challenges including policy/process development, validation of technology vision/direction, road-mapping, and Enterprise Architecture). Executive Leadership, organization tuning, management, budget oversight, staff optimization, SAP tuning, CPaaS, cost optimization.
    • Author of Social Knowledge: Organizational Currencies in the New Knowledge Economy (2014)

  • Gerald Waldherr
    VP IT
    Mondi


    Gerald Waldherr is Vice President for Information Technology for Mondi Group in Americas. In his role he is responsible for all IT topics in the region America which includes facilities in the USA, Mexico and Colombia. Beside the technical infrastructure related topics and cyber security, he manages the change management process for applications provided by the Mondi Group Corporate Information Management team.

     

    Gerald joined Mondi in 2005 and served in a variety of progressively more responsible information technology (IT) roles including the oversight of the global ERP systems and other global applications (data warehouse and CRM) for two of Mondi’s business segments. Locations across Europe, North Africa and Arabic countries allowed him to deal with many different cultures. Outsourcing in near (Eastern Europe) and offshore locations (India) complete his international experience.

     

    Gerald earned a master degree in business administration from the Vienna University of economics and business.

  • Dan Webber
    CIO, Security Officer, and Technology Officer
    UST

    Dan has served as Chief Information Officer, Security Officer, and Technology Officer for 24 years, 13 of those years have been spent in healthcare and biotech, 11 in manufacturing, technology and hospitality companies.

    He advises companies that provide artificial intelligence/machine learning, cybersecurity, innovation, design, analytics, advanced computing and digital services to large private and public enterprises around the world.

    Dan has led the integration of technology and related business and operational processes for 56 acquisitions, divestitures, and mergers and evaluated another 150.

    Dan designed, implemented, and envisioned the network and system process workflow for the first FDA Approved DNA based sequencing system as Chief Information Officer of Bayer Visible Genetics. His pharmacogenomic systems supported drug discovery and research activities in the areas of HIV, HCV, HBV, and multiple areas of cancer.

    Dan has designed and program managed the implementation of system infrastructures for over 5,000 locations worldwide including mobile technology, fleet management, and web based linen management that can be found in over 200 hospitals across the US.

    Dan is an active blogger, thought leader, speaker and is active in several community groups.

    Dan is also a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Global Management Accountant.

     

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August 3, 2021 - 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM ET

7:00 – 8:00 AM            

Registration and Breakfast


8:00 – 8:10 AM             

Welcome and Introduction

Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy

Jay Ferro, Chief Information & Technology Officer, ERT


8:10 – 8:20 AM              

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: Preparing Yourself to be Boardroom Ready

Art Hopkins, Global Co-Leader of Technology Officers Practice, Russell Reynolds Associates

Every company is on a digital journey. CIOs and CTOs are best positioned to guide that process – but not many find themselves on company boards. Why?

Art Hopkins, Russell Reynolds Associates will share insights into what it takes to be boardroom ready, how to get on a board, and what skills are needed to be effective in that role.


8:20 – 9:00 AM             

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Embracing Resilient Leadership to Confidently Navigate Today’s Demanding Environment

CIOs and technology executives are under enormous pressure to deliver business value, help to guide innovation while fostering a connected and inclusive culture across the enterprise. To succeed in today’s fast-paced, hectic environment, business technology executives must be highly adaptable to cope effectively with disruptive change while having the ability to bounce back quickly from setbacks. In this panel discussion, world-class business technology executives and industry leaders share the characteristics of top-performing resilient leaders along with the qualities that will be needed going forward.

 

Moderator: Jason James, CIO, Net Health

Shaun Hunt, CIO, McKenny's

Lo Li, SVP, CTO Global Consumer Solutions, Equifax

AJ Rodriguez, GM IT Transformation, Delta Air Lines

Gary Brantley, CTO, Beazer Homes


9:00 – 9:25 AM             

Coffee Break, Networking, Meet our Partners!


9:25 – 9:50 AM             

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: RingCentral


9:50 – 10:30 AM           

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Crafting Winning IT Strategies via Cutting-Edge Technologies and World-Class Partnerships

As CIOs and technology executives look for fresh ways to move the business forward, they're searching for emerging enterprise technologies that can help spur innovation and create new revenue-generating services and customer experiences. In this timely session, leading technology executives will share use cases for advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, data analytics and the Internet of Things that can make a meaningful impact on the business and safeguard the enterprise when they are powered by partnerships that can enable competitive differentiation and speed to market.

Moderator: Dan Webber, CIO, Security Officer and Technology Officer, UST Global

Gerald Waldherr, VP IT, Mondi

Shoukat Ali Bhamani, Chief Information & Digital Officer, Schaeffler Group Americas

Tom Hearn, Regional Engineering Manager, Insight

Dr. Kenneth Russell, Chief Innovation Officer, Curran Biotech

10:30 – 10:55 AM         

Coffee Break, Networking, Meet our Partners!


10:55 – 11:20 AM           

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: TBD


11:20 – 12:00 PM           

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. Meanwhile, the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack underscores the dramatic rise in these types of attacks over the past year.

While the long-range impact for companies and government agencies continues to unfold, these attacks highlight 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: Ryan Loy, CIO, EBSCO

Carlton Beard, VP Enterprise Infrastructure & Cybersecurity, Shaw Industries Group

Sam JonesVP of Product Management, Stellar Cyber

Jason Molfetas, Chief Digital, Information and Security Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Molly Rauzi, CTO & Managing Director, Gagen MacDonald


12:00 – 1:00 PM            

Networking Lunch and Presentation of the HMG Strategy Global Leadership Institute Awards

 

HMG STRATEGY GLOBAL LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE AWARDS

Past winners include:

 

Shoukat Ali Bhamani, Chief Information & Digital Officer, Schaeffler Group Americas

Gray Brantley, CIO, Beazer Homes

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

Anthony Dupree, Former CISO, Career Builder

Jay Ferro, Chief Information & Technology Officer, ERT

Shaun Hunt, CIO, McKenney's

Jason James, CIO, Net Health

Steven McWilliams, VP, CIO, Georgia Hospital Association

Jason Molfetas, Chief Digital, Information and Security Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Adam Noble, SVP & Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, American Water

Dr. Kenneth Russell, Chief Innovation Officer, Curran Biotech

Dan Webber, CIO, Security Officer and Technology Officer, UST Global

Bill VanCuren, SVP & CIO, NCR Corporation

 

 

Presenting Partners

  • 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™) 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 Office® , a Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) platform including team messaging, video meetings, and a cloud phone system, Glip ®  the company's free 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.

    https://www.ringcentral.com/

Platinum Partners

  • Insight

    Insight Cloud + Data Center Transformation is a complete IT services and solution provider that helps organizations transform technology, operations, and service delivery to meet challenges and future-proof the business. As an independent integrator, we’re free to recommend the most appropriate solutions — across cloud, IT transformation, next-generation technology, and security.

    https://www.insight.com/en_US/home.html
  • Stellar Cyber

    Stellar Cyber’s Open XDR platform delivers Everything Detection and Response by ingesting data from all tools, correlating incidents across the entire attack surface, delivering high-fidelity detections, and responding to threats automatically through AI and machine learning. Our intelligent, next-gen security operations platform greatly reduces enterprise risk through early and precise identification and remediation of all attack activities while slashing costs, retaining investments in existing tools and accelerating analyst productivity. Typically, our platform delivers a 20X improvement in MTTD and an 8X improvement in MTTR. The company is based in Silicon Valley.

    https://stellarcyber.ai/

Supporting Partners

  • Varonis

    Varonis is a pioneer in data security and analytics, specializing in software for data protection, threat detection and response, and compliance. Varonis protects enterprise data by analyzing data activity, perimeter telemetry, and user behavior; prevents disaster by locking down sensitive data; and efficiently sustains a secure state with automation.

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.

    https://www.darktrace.com/
  • 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.

    https://www.forescout.com/
  • 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.

    https://www.pagerduty.com/
  • Globant

    We are a digitally native company where innovation, design and engineering meet scale. We use the latest technologies in the digital and cognitive field to empower organizations in every aspect. We have more than 16,200 employees and we are present in 16 countries working for companies like Google, Rockwell Automation, Electronic Arts and Santander, among others. We were recognized as a 2020 Worldwide Leader in CX Improvement by IDC MarketScape. We were also featured as a business case study at Harvard, MIT, and Stanford. We are a member of the Cybersecurity Tech Accord.

    https://www.globant.com/
  • 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.

    https://www.sonatype.com/
  • Horizon3.ai

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

  • 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 www.ivanti.com and follow us at @GoIvanti.

    https://www.ivanti.com/
  • RingCentral

    RingCentral, Inc. (NYSE: RNG) is a leading provider of business cloud communications and contact center solutions based on its powerful Message Video Phone™    (MVP™) 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 Office® , a Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) platform including team messaging, video meetings, and a cloud phone system, Glip ®  the company's free 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.

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

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

    https://www.safeguardcyber.com/
  • 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 https://auth0.com or follow @auth0 on Twitter.

    https://auth0.com
  • 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.

    www.illumio.com
  • Zscaler

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

    https://www.zscaler.com/
  • Akamai

    Akamai secures and delivers digital experiences for the world’s largest companies. Akamai’s intelligent edge platform surrounds everything, from the enterprise to the cloud, so customers and their businesses can be fast, smart, and secure. Top brands globally rely on Akamai to help them realize competitive advantage through agile solutions that extend the power of their multicloud architectures. Akamai keeps decisions, apps, and experiences closer to users than anyone — and attacks and threats far away. Akamai’s portfolio of edge security, web and mobile performance, enterprise access, and video delivery solutions is supported by unmatched customer service, analytics, and 24/7/365 monitoring.

    https://www.akamai.com
  • Skybox

    Over 500 of the largest and most security-conscious enterprises in the world rely on Skybox for the insights and assurance required to stay ahead of dynamically changing attack surfaces. At Skybox, we don’t just serve up data and information. We provide the intelligence and context to make informed decisions, taking the guesswork out of securely enabling enterprises at scale and speed. Our unified security posture management platform delivers complete visibility, analytics and automation to quickly map, prioritize and remediate vulnerabilities across your organization. The vendor-agnostic platform intelligently optimizes security policies, actions and change process across all corporate networks and cloud environments. With Skybox, security teams can now focus on the most strategic business initiatives while ensuring enterprises remain protected. We are Skybox. Secure more, limit less.

    https://www.skyboxsecurity.com/

Strategic Partners

  • Egon Zehnder

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    https://www.spencerstuart.com

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

    http://lsvp.com
  • 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

  • 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

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