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.

 

 

2021 HMG Live! Detroit CIO Executive Leadership Summit - DIGITAL

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

 

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. 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.


 

“Trust changes everything for you as a leader, for your IT team and for your relationships.”

- Stephen M.R. Covey

“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


  • Mohamed (Mo) Abuali
    Managing Partner | Chief Evangelist
    IoTco

    Dr. Mo Abuali is the CEO and Managing Partner at IoTco, the internet of things company. He is a strategic and transformative technology and business management leader with 20-year record of achievement driving and sustaining change in Manufacturing. Mo serves Industrial and Manufacturing Clients in Automotive, Aerospace & Defense, and others, providing Digital Transformation, Industrial IoT (IIoT), and Predictive Analytics technology and services, as well as the IoT Academy for Industry 4.0 Training. Mo has a doctorate degree in Industrial Engineering and has worked with companies like IBM, P&G, Omron, and Toyota.

  • Phil Alfano
    Field CTO
    Apptio

    As Field CTO, I act as the bridge between Apptio’s solution factory and our field organizations. Reporting to the Chief Revenue Officer, I liaise between Product Marketing, Product Management, Presales and Customer Success to ensure that what we demonstrate matches what we deliver that matches what our customers adopt. My professional purview includes partner business development, competitive surveillance and go-to-market messaging.

     

    Possessing technical expertise coupled with keen business acumen, Alfano brings a focused, innovative approach to every customer conversation. With more than 20 years of experience working in the business of technology, Alfano has held a variety of roles including Technical Writer, System Administrator, Solution Consultant, and Presales Leader at fast-paced companies like BMC, Mercury Interactive, Opsware, and Hewlett Packard. He also holds a variety of technology and industry certifications, including MCSE and ITIL.

  • David Decker
    Director IT
    American Axle & Manufacturing

    David is an innovative, results-driven information technology executive with over 30 years of increasing levels of responsibility at three Fortune 500 companies. He is presently the Director of IT at American Axle & Manufacturing for the Driveline Business Unit, and is leading the company’s strategic Industry 4.0 efforts including creating a digital manufacturing platform and migrating plant-floor systems to the Cloud. He previously led the digital transformation effort at Omega Engineering upgrade their obsolete IT systems and infrastructure, building an integrated e-commerce platform and driving sales to the web. Prior to that he was CIO and Vice President of IT at Johnson Controls Automotive, where he was responsible for developing and executing the information technology strategy for the automotive seating business. He spent 21 years in IT at Ford Motor Company, holding a variety of positions including Director of the Global Order to Delivery program, and Senior Manager of Global Manufacturing IT Operations.

    David holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering and a Master of Business Administration, both from the University of Michigan. He also interviews prospective students as part of the University of Michigan College of Engineering admissions process.

    For over ten years David has supported the Michigan Council of Women in Technology, and formerly served on the Board of Directors. He is also a board member of the Epsilon Trustee Corporation at the University of Michigan, and is a member of the Detroit chapter of SIM. David resides in Ann Arbor, and in his spare time enjoys CrossFit and spending time with his family.

  • Arun DeSouza
    Chief Information Security & Privacy Officer
    Nexteer Automotive Corporation

    Arun DeSouza is currently Chief Information Security & Privacy Officer at Nexteer Automotive Corporation.  He has extensive global IT and security leadership and organizational transformation experience including as CISO and CIO. Arun’s areas of expertise include strategic planning, risk management, identity management, cloud computing and privacy. His current interests include the Internet of Things (IoT), Blockchain, Zero Trust, Software Defined Perimeter & Self-Sovereign Identity.

    Arun earned Master’s and PhD degrees from Vanderbilt University. He is a Certified Information Systems Security professional (CISSP). He was  honored by the 1st Global Cyber Observatory by induction into the CISO Hall of Fame in September 2019.  He has won multiple other industry honors including CISAO of the Week, CSO50 Award, Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leaders Award, CIO Ones to Watch Award and the Network World Enterprise All Star Award.  He is a member of the Society for Information Management and the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

  • Maru Flores
    Global Collaboration and Productivity Technology Services
    Ford Motor Company

  • David Franco
    Director of Exceptional Academy
    Living and Learning Enrichment Center

  • Dennis Hodges
    CIO
    Inteva Products LLC

    Dennis Hodges is responsible for Inteva's global information and technology requirements and leads the effort to improve business systems and processes worldwide.

    Prior to joining Inteva in 2008, Hodges was Chief Information Officer for Delphi Interiors and Closures. He also served as the Global Business Systems Director at Huntsman Corporation. Hodges began his career at Shell Oil in 1985, and held various IT and Finance positions at several companies, including international assignments for Phillips Petroleum and Chevron Phillips Chemical Company. Dennis has international experience through assignments in China and as Controller for a Chemical joint venture in South Korea.

    Hodges earned a master’s in Computer Science from Stephen F Austin State University and a MBA in Global Management from the University of Phoenix.

  • Mike Homant
    Director, Enterprise Technology Operations
    Department of Innovation and Technology
    City of Detroit

    Mike Homant is a seasoned technology leader with more than 30 years of experience. In his current role he leads the Enterprise Technology Operations team for the City of Detroit. Before joining the City of Detroit team, Mike held the position of Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Wright and Filippis.  Other companies where he has held technology and other leadership roles include; Asset Acceptance Capital, Comprehensive Receivables Group — a division of BC/BS WI,  St.  Mary Hospital, and William Beaumont Hospital. He specializes in implementing change and customer service focus within technology groups.

  • David Jackson
    Partner
    Mercer

  • Tony Kaczmarek
    VP Product Management
    Plex

  • Thomas Kelly
    Executive Director and CEO
    Automation Alley

    Tom Kelly is a globally recognized expert on Industry 4.0 and its impact on business. As executive director and CEO of Automation Alley, Michigan’s Industry 4.0 knowledge center, Kelly oversees strategic planning and all ongoing activities for the organization, including programs and services designed to help businesses increase revenue, reduce costs and make strategic decisions during a time of rapid technological change.

    Kelly joined Automation Alley in 2014. His previous roles included director of entrepreneurship and COO. Kelly came to Automation Alley after seven years as a technology business consultant for the state of Michigan’s Small Business Development Centers, where he actively coached more than 300 technology startups in advanced automotive, life sciences, homeland security and alternative energy industries. In addition, Kelly has launched three startup companies of his own.

    Kelly is often tapped by media outlets to share his leadership and knowledge around Industry 4.0 and is regularly invited to speak at conferences and participate in panel discussions and roundtables. He has served on the Canadian National Research Council’s Peer Review Committee and is a current member of the World Economic Forum's Advanced Manufacturing Hub Working Group, the National Research Committee's Peer Review Committee, and is a board member of the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center and the Jackson Area Manufacturers Association.

    Kelly has a bachelor’s in electrical engineering from Clarkson University and a master’s in business administration from the University of Michigan.

  • Kelly Knepley
    CIO
    Dexko Global

    Kelly provides leadership for a global organization focused on the continued development of an innovative, robust and secure Information Technology environment.

    His primary responsibilities are focused around Global Architecture, Security, Governance, Collaboration and Innovative services to all Operations and Functional areas.

    His global, culturally diverse organization delivers and supports centralized services and takes pride in its focus on the critical manufacturing operations of the company.

  • Sanjay Kumar
    Senior Principal
    Siemens Digital Industries

    Sanjay Kumar is responsible for Siemens’ smart manufacturing, industrial analytics and complex multi-system integration solutions. His career started in plant automation and progressed through technology implementations enabling clients optimize production efficiency, improve quality and reduce supply chain risk. In addition, Sanjay spent several years consulting on IT Strategy, business outcomes driven initiatives and technology optimization with consulting firms including Accenture, KPMG and Deloitte. He has advised clients on business and technology strategy, led complex M&A engagements, enabled clients define their smart manufacturing and connected product strategies, and led programs to execute those strategies.

  • 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.

  • Anne Plese
    Senior Director, Product Marketing
    Rimini Street

    Marketing leader and technology evangelist with 20 years of experience in product marketing and management. Powerful blend of business, leadership, technical, and communication skills.

    Experienced in Private Cloud, Hybrid Cloud, IoT, IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, Networking, Open Source, and Big Data. Deep background in defining customer requirements and influencing buying criteria of enterprise, mid-market, and service provider segments.

  • Miroslav Samoylenko
    Director of Integration Architecture
    Trane Technologies

    Miroslav Samoylenko is a Director of Integration Architecture with Trane Technologies. During his quarter century tenure in IT he helped building software for customers ranging from municipal government to midsize businesses to global corporations in Europe and the United States. Continuous search for software delivery optimization introduced him to low code. He now pushes boundaries of various low code platforms in everything he creates, whether new software or applications integration.

  • Brandon Smith
    VP of Development
    human-I-T

    Brandon is the Vice President of Business Development at Human-I-T, leading a national team to empower businesses and organizations to do good by diverting technology away from landfills and into the community. He worked his way from Volunteer to VP, creating a department that would direct hundreds of thousands of donations towards bridging the Digital Divide. Before joining the team, Brandon managed experiential marketing initiatives for brands including Nike, MLB, Columbia Sportswear, and Sony Playstation. In 2016, he was awarded a HALO Award for volunteering from The Carl & Roberta Deutsch Foundation. Brandon has a Bachelor’s degree from California State University-Long Beach, where he was a Public Relations Commissioner for Associated Students Inc. and the PR & Marketing Chair for Delta Chi Fraternity. He lives in Lakewood, California with his wife, Alina.

  • Matthew Thomas
    Managing Director
    Accenture

    Matthew Thomas is a Managing Director in Industry X and leads Engineering Digitization Offering in North America. Matt is leading multiple global initiatives to drive Cloud Powered Product Engineering releasing the value that Cloud Technologies can bring Engineers. In this role Matt works closely with EcoSystem partners to develop innovative solutions for clients. Matt is an expert in transforming organizations operating models and has over 20 years experience specializing in managing engineering data and implementing PLM tools. Matt has led multiple PLM software selection and implementation projects across different industries.

  • Mike Zanillo
    State Coordinator - Illinois
    Citizens' Climate Lobby

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September 14, 2021 - 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET

 

1:00 PM - 1:10 PM 

Welcome and Introduction 

Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy

Chuck Williams, Senior Vice President IT, Penske Group and President, SIM Detroit


1:10 PM - 1:20 PM 

OPENING EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: Decoding the Strategic Decision Engine of Modern IT

Phil Alfano, Field CTO, Apptio

We used to think about “tech companies” as a bunch of startups in Silicon Valley, but now, thanks to digital transformation initiatives, nearly every company could claim to be a tech company. How are modern CIOs adapting to a changing landscape that treats the funding and delivery of IT offerings as Products? How do we need to be different in order to lead our companies through the journey to digital and beyond?


1:20 PM - 1:30 PM 

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: Industry 4.0

Thomas Kelly, Executive Director and CEO, Automation Alley

Moderator: Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy


1:30 PM - 1:55 PM 

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Taking an Intelligent Approach to Smart Manufacturing

Mohamed (Mo) Abuali, Managing Partner | Chief Evangelist, IoTco

Dennis HodgesCIO, Inteva Products LLC

Moderator: Thomas Kelly, Executive Director and CEO, Automation Alley

Manufacturers are looking for new and effective ways to improve operational efficiencies. The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) provides an innovative approach to improving productivity and precision in the industrial landscape. In this panel discussion with top-tier technology executives in the manufacturing industry, you'll learn about real-world use cases for applying IIoT, edge computing and other advanced technologies to enable manufacturers to make the pivot to Industry 4.0 while applying these technologies securely.

1:55 PM - 2:05 PM 

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: Shrinking Fixed IT Costs to Grow the Business

Anne Plese, Senior Director, Product Marketing, Rimini Street

Moderator: Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy

Description: As CIOs and business technology executives look to optimize IT spending, a common goal is to reduce fixed IT costs (e.g. data center and on-premises software costs) and reallocate the savings obtained into grow-the-business type investments that can help provide the company with a competitive edge.

In this Executive Interview with Anne Plese, Senior Director of Product Marketing at Rimini Street, Anne will share some of the prime opportunities for reducing fixed costs, real-world examples of reinvestment being made toward innovative business opportunities, as well as the feasibility for overhauling back-office operations. 


2:05 PM - 2:30 PM

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Leveraging Low Code Development for Faster Results

David DeckerDirector IT, American Axle & Manufacturing

Miroslav Samoylenko, Director of Integration Architecture, Trane Technologies

Matthew ThomasManaging Director, Accenture

Moderator: Sanjay Kumar, Senior Principal, Siemens Digital Industries 

One of the byproducts of the global health crisis is that it forced companies - and IT teams - to execute faster. Projects that once took months or years were streamlined to days or weeks. For many companies, low-code development enabled them to operate faster and deliver the types of speed-to-market capabilities demanded by the business. In this executive panel discussion, leading CIOs, CTOs and technology executives across industries share the benefits of embracing a low-code approach to application development along with successful use cases and the challenges that must be overcome.

2:30 PM - 2:40 PM

HMG STRATEGY NETWORK ACCELERATOR

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. Also connect one-on-one with partners in the HMG Marketplace, as well as with attendees and speakers in the social lounge!
2:40 PM - 2:50 PM

HMG STRATEGY GLOBAL LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE AWARDS

Arun DeSouzaChief Information Security & Privacy Officer, Nexteer Automotive Corporation

 

Past Winners Include:

Mamatha Chamarthi, Chief Digital and Information Officer, Stellantis
Jef Fisk, President, Brolly, Inc.
Richard Hook, EVP & CIO, Penske Automotive Group, Inc.
Doug Wiescinski, Retired Partner, Plante Moran & Program Director, BDMP Technologies
Steve York, CIO, 1-800 Hansons, LLC
Lesley Ma, CIO & Chief Continuous Improvement Officer, NSF International


2:50 PM - 3:15 PM

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Mastering Soft Skills for Leadership Success

Maru Flores, Global Collaboration and Productivity Technology Services, Ford Motor Company

David FrancoDirector of Exceptional Academy, Living and Learning Enrichment Center

David Jackson, Partner, Mercer

Moderator: Mike HomantDirector, Enterprise Technology Operations and Department of Innovation and Technology, City of Detroit

One of the successful traits of great leaders is that they have learned how to finesse the soft skills needed to communicate and interact effectively with fellow members of the C-suite and with their teams. This includes the ability to recognize when to pull back and give employees the space that they need - such as halting video meetings on Fridays or cancelling Friday meetings altogether. In this executive panel discussion, world-class CIOs and technology executives share the soft skills that enabled them to lead successfully through the global health crisis -- along with the skills that will be needed moving forward.

3:15 PM - 3:25 PM

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: Closing the Digital Divide in Detroit Through a Circular Economy

Brandon SmithVP of Business Development, Human-I-T [https://www.human-i-t.org/]

Moderator: Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy

This session will discuss how Human-I-T is working with the City of Detroit to provide digital access to the community, help the planet, and provide a valuable business resource.

 

 

Presenting Partners

  • Apptio

    Apptio is the leading software to fuel digital transformation. We help technology and finance leaders make smart decisions as they plan, analyze, and optimize technology investments in pursuit of digital transformation.  Apptio’s software uses machine learning to translate technology costs and utilization across on-premises systems, vendors, projects, agile and cloud systems into a holistic, business-centric view. With Apptio, IT leaders make smarter digital transformation investments.

    http://www.apptio.com
  • Rimini Street

    Rimini Street, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMNI) is a global provider of enterprise software products and services, the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products and a Salesforce partner. The Company offers premium, ultra-responsive and integrated application management and support services that enable enterprise software licensees to save significant costs, free up resources for innovation and achieve better business outcomes. Nearly 1,900 Global Fortune 500, midmarket, public sector and other organizations from a broad range of industries rely on Rimini Street as their trusted enterprise software products and services provider.

    https://www.riministreet.com/

Reception 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/
  • SentinelOne

    SentinelOne delivers autonomous endpoint protection through a single agent that successfully prevents, detects and responds to attacks across all major vectors. Designed for extreme ease of use, the S1 platform saves customers time by applying AI to automatically eliminate threats in real time for both on premise and cloud environments and is the only solution to provide full visibility across networks directly from the endpoint.

    https://www.sentinelone.com/

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 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.

    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/
  • 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
  • Menlo Ventures

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

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

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

    https://www.sequoiacap.com

Association Partners

  • NPower

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

    http://www.npower.org
  • SIM Detroit

    SIM Detroit has approximately 175 active members from 125 organizations. Members' companies are generally located in the greater Detroit area, but some members come from as far as the southwest side of the state and the Toledo, OH, area. The Chapter strives to strengthen professional communications among members who direct the application of information technology in private and public organizations. Chapter activities include: - Meeting to share innovative ideas and real world experiences which address enterprise information needs. We have excellent speakers both from our membership, and bring in industry executives and subject matter experts from many sources. - Providing presentations by leading national information-management professionals and executives who benefit from management-information systems. - Challenging our comfort levels by exchanging ideas with peers and business counterparts. - Tours of member facilities to observe, first hand, excellent uses of Technology in the metro Detroit area - Being a resource for each other, and personal networking.

    https://chapter.simnet.org/detroit/home

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

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

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

- OR - 

  • Full time academicians

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

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

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

Special Needs - We fully support the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you require special assistance of any kind, please call us at (203) 221-2702 or email us at registrar@hmgstrategy.com.



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