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


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

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

 

 

2022 Charlotte IT Executive Leadership Summit in Partnership with SIM Charlotte

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This event will be held in partnership with the Charlotte Chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM Charlotte)

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

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

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

- Stephen M.R. Covey


  • Lekha Banerjee
    SVP Data, Engineering Technology Executive
    Truist

    As a Chief Architect in Financial Services, she has extensive experience in building and leading teams. Lekha’s primary areas of expertise include Strategic Planning, Ideation, Design, Large Scope Service Delivery for complex business and IT processes. In addition, Lekha has expertise in Online-Mobile-Branch banking, Master Data Management, Global Financial Crimes, Data Science Analytics.

    Lekha has a track record of enabling systems integration for 5 M&As. She has been a recipient of multiple CIO and CEO recognitions, at the Bank, for successful realization of high volume, high performance technology solutions that are strategic, architecturally sound, operationally sustainable and fiscally prudent. She partners with Business Executives to plan and execute Enterprise Level Business strategies, New Product/Service launch, Rescue bottlenecked programs, and address Culture change. In addition, she has been granted 2 technology patents and filed for 5.

    Lekha is a passionate Technology Educator and is routinely invited to guide various technology development and leadership training courses. She personally conducts technology and engineering sessions at in-house Leadership, Women In Technology, Diversity & Inclusion forums to ‘Break the Myth’ on Advanced technologies.

  • Greg Berkin
    VP, IT & Cybersecurity and CIO
    Caladrius Biosciences, Inc.

    Greg Berkin joined Caladrius in January 2015. Since that time, Greg has been responsible for transforming external IT support into an internal team working as a highly-efficient operating unit across Caladrius. He also manages all groups within IT: Networking, PC, Cybersecurity, Applications, Business Solutions, and Telecom. 

    Before joining Caladrius, Greg held director and management roles in IT at other biotech companies including Regado Biosciences, Aeterna Zentaris, and Chugai Pharma USA.

    Greg has 25 years in the technical profession with 20 years of unparalleled managerial experience, specializing in network engineering, facility operations, project management, hybrid cloud-computing, cybersecurity, and M&A activities.

  • Todd Carlson
    VP of IT
    Centene Corporation

    I am a hands-on, collaborative IT leader with extensive experience integrating corporate and technical strategy. I deliver an amplification of organization's unique people and services through the innovative application of technology, improving business performance and providing competitive advantages. I love to build organizations and technologies into disruptive digital transformations. I am a strategic thinker and bold leader with deep technical knowledge that can solve broad range of business and technology challenges. I have a strong record of accomplishment driving transformational change, leading key initiatives, and delivering value. I am really good at hiring, coaching, and scaling the engineering organization while building superior leadership teams.

    Areas of Expertise
    Technology Planning & Roadmap Development | Agile & Lean Methodologies | Program Execution | IT Organization Leadership | Team Building, Development & Leadership | Enterprise Application Planning | Change Management | Business Transformation | Strategic Planning | Fiduciary Management

  • Jonathan Desrochers
    CISO & Executive Vice President
    Red Ventures

  • Daidre Fanis
    Sr. Director - Salesforce, CRM, CPQ
    SIM Charlotte President
    M&S Consulting

    Daidre Fanis joined M&S Consulting in June 2017 as Executive Director and Practice Leader.  She has over 20+ years of IT leadership with both public and private companies of varying sizes and industries, and consulting.

    Daidre began her career with Kraft General Foodservice where she advanced to several key positions focused on defining and implementing IT strategies, both internally and for clients.  She then transitioned into telecommunications at a Charlotte-based start-up called US LEC which was later acquired by PAETEC Communications, and then ultimately Windstream.  Throughout her tenure in telecommunications, Daidre led senior leadership positions with oversight of all IT enterprise business services, strategy and solutions delivery, including IT operational excellence, M&A due diligence and integrations, CRM & ERP transformations, robotics process automation solutions, and PMO.  Daidre was also Sr. Director of IT at AvidXchange where she led strategies to implement & enable scalability and growth for the hyper-growth company by way of technology and IT service delivery optimization.

    Throughout her career, she has been both a recipient and a leadership mentor in Mentee-Mentor programs helping to define and develop other IT professionals, and has held a seat on UNCC’s Women in Computing panel for mentoring women students within the program.  She has also led employee culture, community foundation and wellness committees at each of her companies.  Daidre was a winner of the Charlotte Business Journal 2016 Women in Business Achievement Award.  She is passionate about supporting outreach and foundations such as STEAM, Women in Technology, Alzheimer’s Association and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

    Daidre holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications and Information Technology from the State University of New York, and a Master degree from Lynn University.  She is also a graduate of the elite Society  for Information Management (SIM) for senior IT professionals, and is current Vice President (and incoming President as of June 2019) of the Charlotte SIM Chapter.

    Daidre and her family reside in the Lake Wylie area of Charlotte, NC.

  • Michael Ferguson
    Director of Security Transformation
    Netskope

    Michael is a highly customer-focused security professional, having worked in the cyber security industry for over 10 years across the Asia Pacific Region.

    Michael has been CISSP certified for over 6 years, speaking at various industry events (e.g. Gartner, AISA), whilst also working on large Data Loss Prevention and Cloud Security projects with some of Australia’s most recognizable organizations such as Westpac Bank, CCA and Macquarie Bank.

    Michael has extensive web, email and cloud security experience, specializing in running DLP and Insider Threat programs. Michael is English by birth but migrated to Sydney, Australia nine years ago.

  • Anika Gardenhire
    Chief Digital Officer
    Centene Corporation

  • Angelic Gibson
    CIO
    AvidXchange

    Angelic Gibson has spent over 20 years in Information Technology, in a number of leadership positions. She joined AvidXchange in 2018, and today serves as the company’s Chief Information Officer. Prior to joining AvidXchange, she held the position of Senior Vice President, Information Technology at Technekes. Over the course of two decades, Angelic gained deep experience in enterprise technology systems, as well as management practices supporting databases, networks, telecommunications, and infrastructure. She has built and supported business intelligence platforms, has extensive cloud computing strategic insight, and a solid track record of success in balancing operational efficiencies with business development and growth. In addition to overseeing Technology Delivery & Operations at AvidXchange, Angelic is passionate about, and actively involved in, building a talent pipeline for the next generation of technology talent, both inside and outside the business.

  • Natalie Greenwood
    Sr. Principal Consultant, Advisory Services
    Informatica

  • Toni Harrison-Hogan
    Senior Director of Technology
    Under Armour

    Toni Harrison-Hogan is a business technology visionary with 20 years of experience changing the B2C and B2B digital landscape in the banking, management consulting, retail, telecommunications, transportation, and manufacturing industries on four continents. She is recognized for envisioning and accelerating a corporation’s digital future and has earned a strong reputation for balancing innovation with operational excellence for long-term sustainable growth. Exploring the boundaries of the possible, Toni introduces innovative operating models to drive additional value from technology to generate revenue. At Wachovia, Wells Fargo, and Truist, she envisioned and redesigned digital banking platforms and their omni-channel experiences. Over the years Toni developed a playbook that is a comprehensive blueprint to achieve corporate vision and strategy recognizing her to be a top-line growth contributor. The playbook encompasses talent and culture strategies, customer and employee experience approaches across all channels, business model modernization, operational excellence, and risk management. Innovation and the future of technology impacting business, culture, and society lies at the center of Toni’s interests. Toni has built a brand for herself as an advisor to boards and CXOs on technology as a strategic imperative and business enabler. She recently was elected to serve as a Board Director of the National Society of Information Management (SIM), nominated as a member of various CIO Advisory boards. Toni is a sought after and prolific speaker at industry events as well as a regular interviewee on technology podcasts. Toni holds an MBA from Pfeiffer University in Misenheimer, North Carolina, a BA in Psychology from University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and certifications as a Certified Scrum Master, SAFe Agilist, and Certified Product Owner/Manager. In addition, she is a graduate of the prestigious Executive Academy of Information Technology Senior Management Forum where she became a published author of “Preparing the C-Suite for Transformations.” When she is not working, you will find Toni spending time with family, entertaining, and actively supporting the Arts. Toni comes from a long legacy of giving back to the community, and she is committed to supporting organizations addressing food insecurity, family, women’s issues, and children’s education in underserved communities.

  • Rama Kandala
    CIO - Optical Communications, Life Science
    Corning International

    Rama joined Corning in 2001. Since joining Corning Rama has been instrumental in leading global initiatives, establishing worldwide processes, successfully executing large-scale, multi-location programs, and leveraging talent in emerging regions to meet Corning strategic objectives. As a  key member of Corning M&A team got several successful M&A’s under his belt from due-diligence to integration. He managed several important roles for Corning IT -PMO, Enterprise Architecture, ERP etc.. He is playing leadership role in Digital Transformation, and implementing technologies to improve customer experience. He is part of  leadership team for business and IT. 

    Rama earned Master in engineering from IIT Bombay. He is Board of Advisor for NCTECH. He resides in Charlotte, NC, with his wife and two children.

  • Michael LaVallee
    Managing Partner
    Jobplex

     Michael LaVallee is a Managing Partner at Jobplex, Inc., a DHR International Company. Jobplex leads the recruiting industry in offering diversified search services for the emerging, next-generation executive, thereby complementing DHR International’s senior-level executive search practice. He brings over 35 years of retained executive search experience to his role with Jobplex.  Prior to joining Jobplex, Michael led searches for his own boutique search firm, LaVallee & Associates, which he founded in 1986 in Winston-Salem, NC.

    Michael has also spent time recruiting for other search firms, including Heidrick & Struggles and Coleman Lew & Associates. Michael was recruited to Heidrick & Struggles to help launch their Leaders Onlineprogram, focused on extending exceptional recruitment service to line-of-business executives seeking to build out strong, diverse teams. When it comes to searches, Michael brings a hands-on approach to his clients, ensuring the highest level of service, earning their respect as a trusted advisor and good business partner. His clients appreciate his responsiveness and high-touch communication throughout the process

    Michael strives to find promotable candidates with high potential, that are a seamless fit for the culture of the company and the best possible choice for the role. To help clients make these decisions with confidence, he dives deep into research of the candidate pool, assesses behavioral patterns, and conducts in-depth 360-degree interviews with the management, colleagues, and direct reports of the candidate.

    At LaVallee & Associates, Michael completed over 275 searches, servicing mid-cap, private equity, ESOP, hi-tech and Fortune 500 public companies. Michael is a generalist and has completed searches within many industries and roles, but his specialty has been finding Information Technology leaders, across all areas of the enterprise and IT functions. He has received industry recognition for his work in the Technology area and has been an invited speaker and panelist at Technology industry conferences and forums.

    Michael was recruited to Jobplex to help grow the business, with focus on Advanced Technology, Industrial, Financial, and Marketing leaders. The Jobplex brand is excited to have Michael join the team.

    Michael is a member of the Board of Advisors for the North Carolina Technology Association. Outside of work, Michael has been an active member of the Reynolda Rotary Club and Youth Soccer Coach.

    He holds a BS in Business from Wake Forest University, where he was a two-year starter on the Football Team. Michael resides in Winston-Salem, NC with his wife, and has four grown children.

  • Tony Leng
    Managing Director, Practice Lead and OMP
    Diversified Search

    Tony Leng is a Managing Director of Diversified Search and leads the firm’s Digital Transformation and CIO practice from its San Francisco office.  Previously, Tony was Managing Partner of Hodge Partners. Tony has conducted many “C” level searches for organizations where leaders are transforming/building organizations that are taking advantage of digital technologies.  He has conducted “C” level searches conducted for organizations such as Aurora Healthcare, Axalta, Catholic Health Initiatives, Blue Shield of California, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Delta Dental, Dignity Health, Esurance, Kaiser Permanente, Novant Health, PG&E, Polycom, Sutter Health, Symmetricom, TE Connectivity, and Wellmark. 

    Prior to his executive search experience, Tony was a Board member of three public companies and CEO of a $600 million Public Company. Before that, Tony ran a $1 billion division of a telephone company focused on corporate users and had responsibility for all data services and networking products. While at the telephone company, he was founder and Chairman of its ISP and a board member of its 2 million-subscriber cell phone subsidiary. 

    Tony uses his operating experience from being a CEO, financial background as a CPA and CA, and technical knowledge from the work that he has done for Tech companies to drill down and understand at a nuanced level what his clients are seeking to achieve as they build their teams. He has written numerous papers on technology leadership and the challenges facing technology leaders today and authors a blog, ‘Resources for the Modern CIO” (www.tonyleng.com).

    The core of Tony’s consulting has been with senior leaders who are seeking to transform their organizations as they face a future of rapid change, digitization, regulation, shifting markets, and increasingly connected and informed customers.

    Tony has facilitated the Fisher CIO Forum for the past 12 years.  The Forum is a monthly venue for CIO’s and CTO’s to discuss topics of relevance in their daily lives, and has afforded these leaders the opportunity to develop a close network to discuss current challenges in a peer group environment on a confidential basis.  Participating companies have included: Blue Shield, Clorox, Cost Plus, Delta Dental, Dignity Health, Esurance, Facebook, FitBit, Franklin Templeton, Gap, Genentech, Kaiser Permanente, Levi Strauss, McKesson, Macys.com, Matson, Mulesoft, Okta, PG&E, Restoration Hardware, Ross Stores, Safeway, Salesforce.com, Schwab, Splunk, Uber, VMWare, and Williams-Sonoma among others. 

    Tony received a Bachelor of Commerce (with honors), University of Cape Town, South Africa and is a Chartered Accountant and CPA.

  • Chris Long
    Director Of Software Development
    Centene Corporation

    As Director Of Software Development for Centene Corporation (Fortune #24) based in Charlotte NC, Chris leads a global organization of software development teams in the innovation and delivery of Centene's world-class systems, servicing the needs of 25 million members.

    Prior to joining Centene, Chris was Director of IT (CIO) for Metrolina Greenhouses and AFL Network Services, where he led Digital Transformation and Cloud Migration initiatives in addition to establishing in-house software innovation as a core competency.


  • Jim Marascio
    COO & CTO
    DART Innovation

  • Sean Mee
    Manager, Solution Architecture | US & Canada East
    OutSystems

    Sean leads the Solution Architect team for OutSystems across the East Coasts of the U.S. and Canada. In his role, Sean equips his team of Solution Architects to provide technical expertise to prospects throughout the sales and technical evaluation process. He comes to OutSystems with over a decade of consulting and software engineering experience from a variety of organizations. Sean’s deep industry expertise, paired with his customer-first mindset, allows him to quickly understand prospective client business needs and recommend potential solutions. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Management Information Systems from the University of Galway, as well as Master of Science in Information Technology from Technological University, Dublin.

  • Steven Michaels
    VP Technology Services
    Intermountain Healthcare

    Steven Michaels is currently serving as the Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Broomfield, Colorado based SCL Health. SCL Health is a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization dedicated to improving the health of the people and communities they serve, especially those who are poor and vulnerable. Steven is responsible for advancing technology strategies for SCL Health, including growing and optimizing the ministry through the use of digital and technological resources. Steven has 25 years of senior-level experience in global IT leadership, organizational transformation, and strategic planning. He served Fortune 500 and non-profit organizations spanning from healthcare to supply chain, telecommunications and government. Steven earned his MBA from the University of Phoenix, an Executive Leadership Certification with the University of Notre Dame and a Master Certificate in Six Sigma Black Belt with Villanova University He received his BBA in CIS from Campbell University

  • Hunter Muller
    Founder & 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 Founder 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.

  • John Murdock
    Senior Partner
    Executive Search Partners LLC

    John W Murdock is Partner with Executive Search Partners, a nationwide search firm since 2002, specializing in senior Information Technology appointments. Murdock, like all ESP partners, distinctively draws on his thirty years of experience as a former IT executive and leader. Having successfully acquired, built, and delivered business enabling solutions and services to large multinational Insurance and Banking companies. Such as, CIO VP and Board member at GMAC Insurance; VP IT for First Union (Wells Fargo); VP IT for Huntington Bank; and President for Systems Task Group, Intl (Majesco).
     
    Since Murdock "grew up" in IT, and then effectively transitioned to executive search, he understands what it takes at all levels with providing the best senior IT professionals to hiring executives.
    Murdock is an active member of SIM Charlotte, providing leadership to the board, as Sponsorship chair, and as an advisor to SIM’s Members in Transition group. Recently he gathered commitments from thirty sponsors to contribute $80,000+ for Charlotte region STEM initiatives. Additionally, he serves as an Account Manager in the SE for SIM’s Regional Leadership Forum, widely known as SIM RLF. 
    John holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Michigan State University, attended various Business, IT and Executive Management programs throughout his career. … Yet his tenure as leader and manager of people processes and technology have provided his greatest lessons and accomplishments.

  • Sathish Muthukrishnan
    Chief Information, Data and Digital Officer
    Ally Financial, Inc.

    Sathish Muthukrishnan is the Chief Information, Data and Digital Officer for Ally Financial Inc. He is responsible for advancing Ally’s technical and digital capabilities, including cyber security and infrastructure, and accelerating the company’s growth and evolution as a leader in the digital financial services sector. He reports to Ally CEO Jeffrey J. Brown.

     Sathish has held a number of senior technology leadership roles with substantial scale and global reach, and previously served as the first chief digital and information officer for Honeywell Aerospace, a nearly $14 billion revenue business within Honeywell International. He brings to Ally more than 20 years of technology leadership experience in complex businesses with high availability and reliability requirements on their technology, ten of which were spent in financial services with American Express prior to joining Honeywell.

     Sathish graduated from University of Madras with a degree in engineering specializing in computer science. He is a member of the Advisory Board of WIT International and was recipient of the Chairman’s Award for Innovation for several years at American Express. Muthukrishnan has over 25 filed patents in the manufacturing, payments and the digital technology space.

  • Ken Spangler
    Executive Vice President IT - CIO Global OpCo Technologies: Express, Ground, Freight, Logistics
    FedEx Corporation

    Ken Spangler leads FedEx Global Opco Technologies: Express, Ground, Freight, and Logistics. He is responsible for the strategic direction through execution of global technology solutions across all FedEx transportation and logistics operating companies. Ken also has leadership responsibility for FedEx Enterprise Operations Technology Innovation. 

    Throughout his tenure with FedEx, Ken has held the CIO role for each of the large transportation segments of FedEx Corporation. Prior to his current role, he served as the Executive Vice President and CIO of FedEx Express and FedEx Logistics, and before that was the Senior Vice President and CIO at FedEx Ground for more than 10 years. Ken also had CIO responsibilities leading the FedEx Freight IT Team and standardizing operation technologies across the FedEx enterprise via the FedEx Operations Planning and Technology Steering Committee.  

    Ken’s work has been recognized with a number of industry awards, including Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leaders Award, CIO Magazine’s Ones to Watch Award, and he is also a four-time winner of the prestigious FedEx Five Star Award. Ken addressed advanced IT automation on CNBC-TV and is often invited to speak about strategic technology transformation, business agility, and leading-edge technology architecture and innovation in business.

    Ken serves on several advisory boards and is a member of the board of directors for the Pittsburgh Technology Council. In addition, he is an adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon University where he teaches Strategy Lab, a program for the development and successful execution of business and technology strategy.  

    Ken has been an Information Technology leader for more than 34 years and is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh. Ken and his wife, Traci, live in Memphis, TN and have three adult children, two working in the IT field, and one graduating from law school the spring of 2022.

  • Evan Taylor
    Senior Vice President
    NFP

  • Chris Terhune
    SVP, Technology Business Management
    LPL Financial

    Chris Terhune is the Senior Vice President for Business Operations in the Infrastructure & Operations technology team at LPL Financial. Prior to joining LPL Financial in 2013, he held technology positions, mostly in application development, at Dell, Frito-Lay and Mobil Oil. 

    His education includes a Bachelor of Business Administration in computer information systems from Stephen F. Austin state university in Nacogdoches, Texas and a Master of Business Administration degree from Southern Methodist University. 

  • Lalit Thakur
    Senior Vice President & Chief Data Officer
    American Tire Distributors

    Lalit Thakur is a data executive that leads complete data lifecycle, spanning from data management & analytics to data science and monetization. During his career, spanning over a decade in data space, Lalit has driven data strategy, led data standards and championed migration of data platforms from conventional to modern frameworks. He enjoys being at the intersection of business strategy, technology, and data.

    Currently at American Tire Distributors (ATD), he is focused on delivery of enhanced data and analytics capabilities. In this role, he is driving the build of a modern data and analytics organization in order to deliver data-driven decisioning capability. Prior to ATD, Lalit served at Novant Health as VP of analytics and before that in a global role as VP & Chief of Data at Solera. In those roles, he has built a digital backbone for the organization and has driven the mission to lead & execute the strategy to monetize globally disparate data.

    He has mentored & volunteered in several hackathons, not-for-profit organizations as well as individual mentees. Lalit has been on several panels and presented on a variety of data-related topics.
    Lalit holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science and an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering.

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2022 Charlotte IT Executive Leadership Summit in Partnership with SIM Charlotte

8:00 - 9:00 AM

Breakfast and Networking


9:00 - 9:20 AM

Welcome and Introduction

Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy

Jim Marascio, President, SIM Charlotte and Chris Long, Director of Software Development, Centene


9:20 - 9:45 AM

EXECUTIVE FIRESIDE CHAT:  Delivering on Culture at FedEx:  Global Leadership in a Trusted Hybrid Environment

Ken Spangler, Executive Vice President IT - CIO Global OpCo Technologies: Express, Ground, Freight, Logistics, FedEx interviewed by Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy

One of the goals that Ken Spangler set for himself for 2022 has been to focus more on leading from both the inside out as well as from the outside in as part of his efforts to foster a connected and trusting culture across FedEx’s 249,000 global employees in a hybrid work environment. In this exclusive Executive Interview, Ken, who is Executive Vice President IT – CIO Global OpCo Technologies: Express, Ground, Freight, Logistics at FedEx, shares the steps that he and his leadership team have taken to help employees find a better work-life balance during the global pandemic and the benefits that this has delivered both to employees and to the company. As Ken shares, “Culture is the DNA of FedEx.”


9:45 - 10:10 AM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


10:15 - 10:30 AM

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: Sathish Muthukrishnan, Chief Information, Data and Digital Officer, Ally interviewed by Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy


10:30 - 11:00 AM

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Leading Boldly and Authentically – Inspiring Trust and Winning in Turbulent Times

Moderator:  Michael LaVallee, Managing Partner, Jobplex

Anika Gardenhire, Chief Digital Officer, Centene

Rama Kandala, CIO - Optical Communications, Life Science, Corning International

Sathish Muthukrishnan, Chief Information, Data and Digital Officer, Ally

Ken Spangler, Executive Vice President IT - CIO Global OpCo Technologies: Express, Ground, Freight, Logistics, FedEx

The War in Ukraine, The Great Resignation, Global Supply-Chain Challenges and Energy Constraints. These are just a few of the unprecedented disruptions that are impacting members of the senior leadership team and their strategic focus. These events, on top of the digital pivot most companies have made since March 2020, have created new opportunities for CIOs, CISOs, and business technology executives to play a deeper role in designing the future of the business and in the shape of the organization. Technology leaders and other executives are placing heightened focus on fostering Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (DEI &B) across the organization so that all voices are being heard and to bring a variety of perspectives into innovation. This is a critical time for technology executives to demonstrate bold, authentic and inclusive leadership to help inspire employees and foster an environment of trust.

In this powerful Executive Panel discussion, world-class CIOs and technology executives will share how they’ve adapted their leadership styles to help galvanize the team around a shared mission and to stimulate a collaborative and inclusive culture that can spark innovation, foster a spirit of connectedness and drive successful business outcomes.


11:00 - 11:20 AM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


11:20 - 11:50 AM

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Accelerating Your Winning IT Strategy with World Class Technologies and Partnerships

Moderator: Chris Long, Director Of Software Development, Centene

Todd Carlson, VP of IT, Centene Corporation

Natalie Greenwood, Sr. Principal Consultant, Advisory Services, Informatica

Sean Mee, Manager, Solution Architecture | US & Canada East, OutSystems

Lalit Thakur, Chief Data Officer, American Tire Distributors

Advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, data analytics, application development tools and modern development platforms can enable business technology leaders to identify potential use cases and make a meaningful impact on the business. These and other technologies can help better safeguard enterprises against cyber threats, create digital experiences that improve an organization's operational efficiency, increase revenue, and reduce technical debt. This panel of executives will share use cases for leveraging advanced technologies and partnerships that are enabling competitive differentiation and speed to market.


11:50 AM - 12:15 PM

EXECUTIVE FIRESIDE CHAT:  Defining a Visionary Modern Enterprise Security Strategy

Michael Ferguson, Director of Security Transformation, Netskope interviewed by Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy

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

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


12:15 - 1:00 PM

 

Lunch, Networking and 2023 HMG Global Leadership Award Nominations


1:00 - 1:30 PM

 

EXECUTIVE PANELSafeguarding the Enterprise Against Escalating Global Cyber Threats

Moderator: Jim Marascio, President, SIM Charlotte

Greg Berkin, President and CEO, Tech Strategy Leaders

Jonathan Desrochers, CISO & Executive Vice President, Red Ventures

Evan Taylor, Senior Vice President, NFP

TBD:  Fortinet

Ransomware attacks are up a whopping 500% in 2021. Meanwhile, the nature of recent attacks including Log4j continue to become more widespread as these threats are impacting infrastructure, supply chains and other operations that can impact multiple organizations at once. As these and other types of threats continue to evolve and become more dangerous and complex, it’s clear that CISOs and security leaders need to reimagine their cybersecurity strategies to better safeguard the organization now and into the future.


1:30 - 1:55 PM

 

EXECUTIVE FIRESIDE CHAT: Aisera


1:55 - 2:20 PM

 

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


2:20 - 2:50 PM

 

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Acting as a Talent Magnet to Attract and Retain the Best and the Brightest

Moderator:  Chris Terhune, SVP, Technology Business Management, LPL Financial

Angelic Gibson, CIO, AvidXchange

Toni Harrison-Hogan, Senior Director of Technology, Under Armour

Tony Leng, Managing Director, Practice Lead and OMP, Diversified Search

John Murdock, Senior Partner, Executive Search Partners LLC

As the global war for talent continues to escalate, savvy CIOs and technology executives position their leadership styles to help attract and retain the skills and resources needed to move the 21st-century enterprise forward. This includes demonstrating authentic and inclusive approaches to solving critical challenges together and listening and responding thoughtfully to the needs and interests of employees.

In this executive panel discussion, top-tier CIOs, technology leaders and search executives share their recommendations for tech executives to strengthen their leadership acumen and promote their personal brands to retain and attract world-class business technology talent.


2:50 - 3:20 PM

 

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  The Tech Leader as Enterprise Change Agent – Fostering Cultural Change and Enabling the Digital Business Juggernaut

Moderator: Daidre Fanis, Executive Director & Practice Leader, M&S Consulting

Lekha Banerji, Technology Executive, Truist

Steven Michaels, VP of Technology Services, Intermountain Healthcare

Panelists being confirmed.

Technology executives have an incredible opportunity to act as enterprise change agents as they sit at the intersection of how technology can be leveraged to drive transformative change across the organization. But to pilot such dramatic changes across the organization, bold leadership is needed to execute on digital business opportunities and go-to-market strategies while guiding the cultural transformation that’s needed to succeed.

In this captivating executive panel discussion, world-class business technology executives will share how they are applying an innovative approach to help to transform their companies’ business models and to guide the cultural evolution needed for the digital enterprise to fire on all cylinders.


3:20 - 4:00 PM

 

Raffle Prizes and Closing Remark


Presenting Partners

  • Netskope

    Netskope is the leader in cloud security. Using patented technology, Netskope’s cloud-scale security platform provides context-aware governance of all cloud use in the enterprise in real time, whether accessed from the corporate network, remote, or from a mobile device. This means that security professionals can understand risky activities, protect sensitive data, stop online threats, and respond to incidents in a way that fits how people work today. With granular security policies, the most advanced cloud DLP, and unmatched breadth of workflows, Netskope is trusted by the largest companies in the world.

    https://www.netskope.com/

Platinum Partners

  • Fortinet

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

    https://www.fortinet.com/
  • Informatica

    Digital transformation changes expectations: better service, faster delivery, with less cost. Businesses must transform to stay relevant and data holds the answers. As the world’s leader in Enterprise Cloud Data Management, we’re prepared to help you intelligently lead—in any sector, category or niche. Informatica provides you with the foresight to become more agile, realize new growth opportunities or create new inventions. With 100% focus on everything data, we offer the versatility needed to succeed. We invite you to explore all that Informatica has to offer—and unleash the power of data to drive your next intelligent disruption.

    https://www.informatica.com
  • OutSystems

    OutSystems is a modern application platform enabling organizations to build applications fast, right and for the future. Every aspect of OutSystems is designed from the ground up to help professional developers build complete, compelling software solutions faster than ever before. Helping customers tackle challenges such as legacy modernization, process automation, and workplace innovation to customer experience transformation, OutSystems ensures solutions are secure, resilient, cloud-ready, and built to scale. More than anything, what sets OutSystems apart is its ability to enable applications to adapt to the changing needs of even the most dynamic business and to ensure that all developers have access to the newest, most innovative technologies.

    https://www.outsystems.com/

Gold Partners

  • SentinelOne

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

    https://www.sentinelone.com/
  • Denodo

    Denodo is a leader in data management. The award-winning Denodo Platform is the leading data integration, management, and delivery platform using a logical approach to enable self-service BI, data science, hybrid/multi-cloud data integration, and enterprise data services. Realizing more than 400% ROI and millions of dollars in benefits, Denodo’s customers across large enterprises and mid-market companies in 30+ industries have received payback in less than 6 months. For more information, visit www.denodo.com or call +1 877 556 2531 (US) / +44 (0) 20 7869 8053 (UK) / +65 6950 7489 (Singapore).

    https://www.denodo.com/en
  • ScienceLogic

    ScienceLogic is a leader in IT Operations Management, providing modern IT operations with actionable insights to predict and resolve problems faster in a digital, ephemeral world. Its IT infrastructure monitoring and AIOps platform sees everything across multi-cloud and distributed architectures, adds context to data through analytics and service relationships, and acts on this insight through integration and workflow automation. Trusted by thousands of organizations across the globe, ScienceLogic’s technology is designed for the rigorous security requirements of the United States Department of Defense, proven for scale by the world’s largest service providers, and optimized for the needs of large enterprises. https://sciencelogic.com.

    https://sciencelogic.com

Supporting Partners

  • MongoDB, Inc.

    MongoDB is the developer data platform company empowering innovators to create, transform, and disrupt industries by unleashing the power of software and data. Headquartered in New York, MongoDB has more than 37,000 customers in over 100 countries. The MongoDB database platform has been downloaded over 300 million times and there have been more than 1.5 million registrations for MongoDB University courses.

    https://www.mongodb.com/

Marketplace Partners

  • 8x8, Inc.

    8x8 is transforming the future of business communications with XCaaS™ (eXperience Communications as a Service™). 8x8 XCaaS is the only integrated platform for contact center, voice, video meetings, team chat, and CPaaS embeddable APIs. Unlike multi-vendor environments, 8x8 XCaaS provides platform-wide reliability, lowers costs, boosts employee productivity and customer engagement, and delivers intelligence through AI-powered experiences and insights. More than 2.5 million people around the world rely on 8x8 to collaborate quicker, work smarter, and serve customers better with real-time analytics across every interaction. For organizations relying on Microsoft Teams for collaboration, 8x8 offers its 8x8 Voice for Microsoft Teams direct routing solution and 8x8 Contact Center for Microsoft Teams which is certified by Microsoft. 8x8 Voice for Microsoft Teams provides advanced telephony and contact center capabilities to further empower Microsoft Teams users. Today, more than 150,000 users rely on 8x8 for advanced communications for Teams. 8x8 is a ten-time Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS), Worldwide and seven-time Challenger in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Contact Center as a Service (CCaaS).

    https://www.8x8.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
  • BetterCloud

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

    https://www.bettercloud.com/
  • 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/
  • Fortinet

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

    https://www.fortinet.com/
  • Nutanix

    Financial Services firms have invested in Nutanix to accelerate their digital transformation and cloud initiatives. Our success in FinServ is attributed to our ability to offer simple cloud services that are operational resilient for business-critical, client-facing, and production workloads. Nutanix is a software based hybrid cloud platform that is: 1) Easy 2) Intelligent 3) Resilient 4) Leverages a subscription model Our Vision: Make clouds invisible, freeing customers to focus on their business outcomes

    https://www.nutanix.com/solutions/financial-services
  • Palo Alto Networks

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

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

    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/
  • Tonkean

    Tonkean is the OS for Business Operations, empowering operations teams to rapidly improve efficiency with an enterprise-grade, composable automation platform. By allowing ops teams to automate, monitor, and manage mission-critical business processes with no-code, while still maintaining compliance and security, Tonkean enables enterprises to accelerate operational velocity at scale. The Tonkean platform makes automating complex business processes simple and accessible to non-developers, such as business operations teams and process owners, by abstracting the high technical barrier and coding expertise needed to deliver robust, enterprise-grade process solutions via composability. Ops teams compose custom process solutions using building blocks called “enterprise components” or ECs. ECs are modular, interchangeable, and reusable capabilities that perform actions or complete steps in a business process. ECs are fully governed and curated, typically by IT. They can be adopted from vendors or custom built, or they can simply be extensions of existing tools and systems. This allows ops and process experts to rapidly build holistic process solutions that can work with different systems, easily adapt to changing needs, and measure cross-functional KPIs–all with no-code and no change management. Enterprises like Google, EVERSANA, Instacart, Grubhub, Crypto.com, and more rely on Tonkean to optimize and align their operations across functions—including sales, marketing, customer support, legal, finance, and more. With Tonkean, enterprises can expand the pie of who can deliver software to make a world of Makers.

    https://tonkean.com/
  • Upwork

    Upwork is the world’s work marketplace. We serve everyone from one-person startups to over 30% of the Fortune 100 with a powerful, trust-driven platform that enables companies and talent to work together in new ways that unlock their potential. Our talent community earned over $3.3 billion on Upwork in 2021 across more than 10,000 skills in categories including website & app development, creative & design, customer support, finance & accounting, consulting, and operations. Learn more at upwork.com.

    https://www.upwork.com/
  • Zoom

    Zoom is the leader in modern enterprise video communications, with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, chat, and webinars across mobile, desktop, and room systems. Zoom Rooms is the original software-based conference room solution used around the world in board, conference, huddle, and training rooms, as well as executive offices and classrooms. Founded in 2011, Zoom helps businesses and organizations bring their teams together in a frictionless environment to get more done.

    https://zoom.us
  • 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/
  • LastPass

    • LastPass is an award-winning password manager which helps more than 33 million registered users organize and protect their online lives. For more than 100,000 businesses of all sizes, LastPass provides password and identity management solutions that are convenient, easy to manage, and effortless to use. From enterprise password management and single sign-on to adaptive multi-factor authentication, LastPass for Business gives superior control to IT and frictionless access to users.

    https://www.lastpass.com/
  • Delphix

    At Delphix, our mission is to build a sustainable future with data as a platform for change. We help transform businesses and the world with the strategic, sustainable use of data. Data is critical for testing application releases, modernization, cloud adoption, and AI/ML programs. Storage, compute, and code have all been automated. But data has remained heavy, slow, and complex. Data is the last automation frontier. Delphix is the industry leader for DevOps test data management. We modernize test data for a CI/CD, multicloud, zero trust world. Our platform masks data for privacy compliance and delivers efficient, virtualized data for CI/CD and digital transformation. We also provide essential data APIs for DevOps, including data provisioning, refresh, rewind, integration, and version control. Delphix supports all apps from mainframe to cloud native across the multi-cloud, including SaaS, private and public clouds. We provide advanced data capabilities to businesses around the world, making them faster, safer, and more competitive. Our customers modernize applications, adopt multi-cloud, achieve CI/CD, and recover from downtime events such as ransomware up to 2x faster. Furthermore, everywhere we are deployed, our virtualization technology consolidates data footprints, which generates hard savings while benefiting the planet.

    www.delphix.com
  • Ping Identity

    Ping Identity provides secure and seamless digital experiences for your employees, partners and customers. We do it by securely connecting users to cloud, mobile, and on-premises applications and APIs while managing identity and profile data at scale.

    https://www.pingidentity.com/en/solutions/business-priority/innovate-digital-experiences.html

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

  • Charlotte Area Technology Collaborative

    The Charlotte Area Technology Collaborative (CATC) brings together businesses, education, government and organizations to inspire and grow the advancement of a diverse and skilled technology pipeline. The Collaborative provides learning and growth opportunities for pre-professionals and professionals, promoting innovation and entrepreneurism, advancing the technology profession and fostering economic development.

    http://cltatc.org/
  • SIM Charlotte

    The SIM Charlotte Region Chapter is the preeminent community of senior technology executives in the Carolinas centered in Charlotte. SIM Charlotte is where IT professionals connect, learn, and grow in order to lead. Relationship building, learning opportunities and community outreach in the form of STEM education are the three pillars of the organization. These three pillars combine to create a vibrant network that strengthens the entire region and contributes to the economic engine that powers Charlotte and the surrounding areas.

    https://chapter.simnet.org/charlotte/home
  • North Carolina Technology Association

    The North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA) is a not-for-profit trade association focused on advancing the state's tech industry. NCTA has 700+ member companies, organizations and institutions representing more than 200,000 North Carolina based employees. NCTA helps members grow regionally and compete globally in a myriad of ways with a focus on executive engagement, public affairs and knowledge workforce.

    http://www.nctechnology.org/

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