CIO Summits

Visionary Leadership: Driving a Modern AI Enterprise and a Secure Digital Agenda

Inflationary pressures and other macro-economic challenges are creating headwinds for technology executives and fellow members of the C-suite to execute on and achieve strategic goals through 2023. The fast-changing socio-economic landscape is prompting technology executives to become more creative than ever and to draw upon authentic and inclusive leadership skills to inspire their teams.

Global economic challenges are creating unique opportunities for business technology executives to foster a collaborative culture, embrace fresh innovative approaches, and develop strong partnerships to leverage hot technologies such as AI, ChatGPT, cloud platforms and cyber technologies to securely move the needle for the business and win in tumultuous times.

Here are the four prevailing leadership and technology trends that HMG Strategy will be focusing on throughout its 2023 Executive Leadership Summit Series:

  • Innovation & Invention to Spur Revenue Growth
  • Fostering World-Class Collaboration and Teaming
  • Harnessing Advanced Technology to Drive Cost Reduction
  • Securing a Global Digital Agenda






2023 Detroit CIO Executive Leadership Summit


Visionary Leadership:  Driving a Modern AI Enterprise and Secure Digital Agenda

Inflationary pressures and other macro-economic challenges are creating headwinds for technology executives and fellow members of the C-suite to execute on and achieve strategic goals through 2023. The fast-changing socio-economic landscape is prompting technology executives to become more creative than ever and to draw upon authentic and inclusive leadership skills to inspire their teams.

Global economic challenges are creating unique opportunities for business technology executives to foster a collaborative culture, embrace fresh innovative approaches, and develop strong partnerships to leverage hot technologies such as AI, ChatGPT, cloud platforms and cyber technologies to securely move the needle for the business and win in tumultuous times.

Here are the four prevailing leadership and technology trends that HMG Strategy will be focusing on throughout its 2023 Executive Leadership Summit Series:

  • Innovation & Invention to Spur Revenue Growth
  • Fostering World-Class Collaboration and Teaming
  • Harnessing Advanced Technology to Drive Cost Reduction
  • Securing a Global Digital Agenda

  • Jay Aho
    Director of Insights and Marketing Technology
    Pet Supplies Plus

  • Martin Bally
    VP & CISO
    Campbell Soup Company

    Martin Bally is a highly accomplished senior global information security officer with more than 20 years of experience in multiple industries.  Formerly, he was the Chief Information Security Officer for Stellantis where he was responsible for information, cyber, industrial, and product security.  Prior, Mr. Bally was the Chief Information Security Officer for three other fortune 500 companies: American Axle & Manufacturing, DieboldNixdorf, and TRW Automotive. In all positions, he was responsible for information security strategy, architecture, and security risk management globally and was a trusted advisor to the Board of Directors and Executive Leadership.

  • Michael Bommarito
    Executive Director Manufacturing Services
    American Axle & Manufacturing

    Michael Bommarito is the Executive Director, Manufacturing services -corporate for American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc (AAM).  In this role, he is responsible for the strategy, development and deployment of Process, Industrial, Controls engineering technologies while also leading AAM’ s Digital transformation efforts.  Mike has served in this role since February 2023.  Prior to this role, Mike as spent 27 years at AAM in various Product/Process Engineering, Production, roles with increasing responsibilities leading to being Executive Director, Manufacturing Services – Driveline. Bommarito has a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering.  

  • Earl Duby
    Lear Corporation

    A CSO50 Award winner, Earl Duby is a leading InfoSec expert with more than two decades of dedicated information security experience. His career has included critical cyber security leadership roles at GE, Affina Group, and Federal Mogul. Earl currently serves Lear Corporation as its CISO, where he defends business operations for a Fortune 150 with more than 160,000 employees in 257 locations. Espousing a simple message that seeks to eliminate fear, uncertainty, and doubt, he has empowered and inspired employees across several organizations.  He has been on the frontlines of operational defense throughout several worldwide cyberattacks.  Earl’s expertise has been featured in such publications as IDG’s CSO, Enterprise Security Magazine and Government Technology.

    Earl holds Master’s Degrees in Accounting and Information Assurance, along with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics.  He has also earned the CISM, CISA, CISSP, and CFE certifications. 

  • Jef Fisk
    Brolly, Inc.

  • Greggory Garrett
    CEO & Managing Director
    CGS Advisors LLC

    Greggory R. Garrett is the CEO and Managing Director of CGS Advisors, a 10 year old boutique strategy and innovation advisory firm that works with senior leaders at public companies and select private organizations. He is a dynamic and experienced international keynote speaker, an adjunct professor of business and engineering, the host of the “You, Me, and Your Top Three” podcast, and author of the best-selling business leadership book, Competing in the Connecting World.  Having addressed audiences from 20 to upwards of 1500 people in public and private/corporate events, Gregg is at his best when he can focus on industry shaping & transformational topics.

    Prior to launching CGS Advisors, Gregg was the Chief Strategy Officer for IT & Innovation at Volkswagen Group of America. Before his time with VW, Gregg led corporate strategy & marketing for a division of Deutsche Telekom and was part of Ernst & Young’s Management Consulting practice. He is a visionary leader who prides himself in recognizing common sense solutions for complex problems and supports “Corporate Bravery” by motivating teams to reach well beyond the typical boundaries to achieve greatness. 

  • Guy Guzner
    Co-Founder and CEO
    Savvy Security

    Guy Guzner is a co-founder & the chief executive officer at Savvy. He has over 25 years of experience with network security products, and began his career managing large product teams in engineering and security with Check Point Software Technologies. While working at Check Point Software Technologies, Guy built security product strategies and led the development life cycle of a successful product portfolio with over $1.5B in annual revenues. In 2014, he co-founded Fireglass, a browser-isolation startup acquired by Symantec in 2017. Guy completed the Executive Program in Leadership from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

  • Emily Heath
    General Partner

    Emily most recently served as Senior Vice President, Chief Trust and Security Officer at DocuSign.  Prior to that she served as Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer at United Airlines and Vice President and Global CISO at AECOM. Emily currently serves on the Board of Directors of Norton LifeLock (NASDAQ: NLOK), Cloud Security Company Wiz and Governance Risk & Compliance company, LogicGate.

     Originally from Manchester, England, Emily is a former Police Detective from the UK Financial Crimes Unit where she led investigations into international investment fraud, money laundering and large scale identity theft cases, running joint investigations with the FBI, SEC and London’s Serious Fraud Office.

  • Dennis Hodges
    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.

  • Justine Johnson
    Chief Mobility Officer
    State of Michigan

    Justine Johnson is an accomplished economic development and mobility executive with more than 10 years of experience in external affairs, strategy and government and community relations. Prior to joining Team Michigan as Chief Mobility Officer, Justine was appointed to the Los Angeles County Aviation Commission to advise the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on the operations and development of the County’s five airports. In addition to this role, she served as the Director of Member Engagement at the California Mobility Center (CMC) which is a non-profit that promotes commercial interactions with new mobility companies and industry-leading entities to deploy new products, programs, and services in clean mobility in the State of California, and beyond.

    Previously, Justine served as the Head of Mobility Engagement for the SoCal/Southwest Region at Ford Motor Company. This promotion was a result of her successful tenure as Ford’s Mobility Strategist. During her time in New York City, she served as Vice President of Government & Community Relations for the New York City Economic Development Corporation, managing government and community relations for Mayor de Blasio’s innovative commuter ferry system. However, her impact on transportation initiatives within NYC was initially established during her time with the New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission where she worked on the “Boro Taxi” project, also known as the Green Taxi program, which created a new for-hire vehicle and driver classification.

    While she spent many years in NYC, Justine is a native of Los Angeles, CA, and believes in giving back to her community through her service. She was the Board Co-Chair of BlackSpace Urbanist Collective, an organization that challenges urban designers, planners, artists, and architects to build spaces that honor the culture and cultivate the talent of Black people. She also served as Board Chair of Urban Movement Labs, an organization that focuses on bringing new mobility innovation to Los Angeles by working at the intersection of government, technology innovation, and community. Most notably, she served as an adjunct instructor at USC Sol Price School of Public Policy.


    Justine holds two Master of Arts degrees from the University of Southern California in Urban Planning and Public Administration. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hampton University in Political Science and Government.

  • Geeta Kapoor
    VP Information Security
    MSC Industrial Supply Co.

    Geeta Kapoor is Vice President of Information Security for MSC Industrial Supply, North America’s leading distributor of metalworking and maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) products and services. Prior to joining MSC in 2022, Geeta was VP/Chief Information Security Officer for Beaumont Health - Michigan’s largest healthcare system. Geeta was responsible for developing and executing the security strategy to reduce overall cyber risk. Geeta joined Beaumont in July 2021 from Tenneco Inc. Tenneco is a Fortune 500 American automotive components original equipment manufacturer and an aftermarket ride control and emissions products manufacturer. Over her 7 years at Tenneco, she served in a variety of roles covering Network management, cybersecurity engineering and architecture, identity and access management, monitoring and incident response, as well as governance, risk and compliance. Geeta earned her Master of Science degree in Information Communication Sciences from Ball State University, an MBA from Oakland University and is currently pursuing a PhD in Cybersecurity from Purdue University.

  • Anita Klopfenstein
    Little Caesars

    Anita Klopfenstein is the chief information officer of Little Caesars, where she is responsible for the overall strategic direction, development, deployment, and maintenance of technology across the organization.

    Prior to Little Caesars, Klopfenstein was vice president, eCommerce and consumer systems at Panera Bread, where she oversaw consumer systems product development and commerce and marketing systems integration. With more than 25 years of successful experience managing profitable information technology departments in highly competitive markets, Klopfenstein is known for her track record of developing software products and leadership in internet, enterprise and manufacturing operations. She holds a B.S. in computer science and radio, TV, and film from Indiana State University and an M.B.A. from Liberty University. In 2017, Klopfenstein was recognized as Top Innovator at the Women in Foodservice Technology Awards. In 2021, she was recognized as the Michigan Global CIO of the Year by Inspire CIO.  In 2022 she was named CIO of they year by Inspire CIO in the Enterprise Category.

    Outside of work, Klopfenstein and her husband Lynn live with their 12 children. For more than 30 years, the couple has provided foster care, and they have been named foster parents of the year several times in Illinois. Klopfenstein plays the clarinet, enjoys martial arts, and has run more than 30 marathons.

  • Todd Loiselle
    National Food Group

  • Quentin Messer
    Michigan Economic Development Corporation

  • 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

    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.

  • Maureen Niemiec
    Chief of Staff, Office of the CISO
    Kontoor Brands

    With over 20 years of experience in creating, managing, and leading IT Governance, Risk and Compliance programs, Maureen Niemiec offers a unique blend of leadership, technical knowledge, and team building expertise.  She is currently the Chief of Staff – Office of the CISO for Kontoor Brands, well known for their Wrangler and Lee clothing, where she is helping build out a strong Cybersecurity program.  Previously, she served as Vice President of Internal Audit for Information Technology, Information Security, Bank Secrecy Act / Anti Money Laundering, and Retail Banking at Flagstar Bank.  Through her leadership, the IT audit program migrated from procedural findings to true reduction of risk and improved efficiency of all audits  She received high praise from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) for these initiatives.

  • Ryan Olivier
    VP & Chief Information Officer
    American Axle & Manufacturing

    Ryan M. Olivier is the Vice President and Chief Information Officer for American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (AAM).  In this role, he is responsible for the strategy, development and deployment of technology and infrastructure, as well as supporting business objectives throughout the company.  Ryan has served in this role since September 2022. Prior to joining AAM, Ryan spent 22 years at Meritor, Inc., where he last served as Vice President and Chief Information Officer.

  • Brian Slepko
    EVP, Corporate Development
    Rimini Street

    Brian Slepko serves as EVP, Corporate Development. In this role, he is responsible for the vision, strategy, and execution of Rimini Street’s continued expansion through mergers, acquisitions, and strategic partnerships.

    Mr. Slepko is a skilled executive leader with 30 years of experience in enterprise software and expertise in global sales operations, support delivery, business operations, project management, and quality systems.

    Mr. Slepko served the previous 15 years at Rimini Street as the EVP Global Service Delivery where he built and led the global service delivery team consisting of hundreds of engineers around the world supporting thousands of Clients.

    Prior to joining Rimini Street, Mr. Slepko was with Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ: ORCL), which he joined as part of Oracle’s acquisition of Agile Software. Mr. Slepko served as vice president, global maintenance revenue and sales operations for Agile Software and was responsible for developing the company’s US$56 million global maintenance revenue business, including all operational aspects of the Agile Software global sales organization.

    Previously, Mr. Slepko held various management positions with PeopleSoft, Inc. Most recently, he served as director of operations for the customer sales division responsible for more than US$1 billion in global annual maintenance revenue. Other positions included director of product support and corporate director of problem resolution, where Mr. Slepko led the redesign and improvement of the global infrastructure used to resolve customer-reported product issues and implemented consistent, measurable quality processes.

    Earlier, Mr. Slepko was director, sales operations for Ocular Sciences and began his career as a manager with Andersen Consulting (currently Accenture [NYSE: ACN]), where he was responsible for managing large information systems projects for Fortune 500 customers in Andersen’s rapidly expanding telecommunications practice.

    Mr. Slepko holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Loyola University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Business Administration in management and management information systems from the University of Oklahoma.


  • Brian Stucky
    Team Lead Rocket Ethical AI
    Rocket Central

    A recognized thought leader in decision management, Brian Stucky brings three decades of experience designing and implementing business rule and process management systems for both commercial and Federal clients. He has implemented and managed business rule development efforts in a variety of domains including the secondary mortgage market, credit card marketing and processing, mutual fund portfolio analysis, insurance underwriting and risk management, and for various Federal civilian agencies.

    Brian's focus is now on ethical and responsible artificial intelligence for automated decision systems.

    In addition, Brian is now in his sixth year as co-chairman of the Mortgage Industry Standards and Maintenance Organization (MISMO) Decision Modeling Community of Practice. His efforts there have resulted in finalizing the Decision Model and Notation (DMN) standard as an official mortgage industry standard. He also participated in MISMO’s Future State initiative. In January 2021 Brian began serving a two-year term on MISMO's Residential Governance Committee.

  • Ryan Talbott
    VP & Global CIO

    Ryan Talbott is a proven Business and IT leader, strategist, and relationship and talent developer who has spent his career delivering business outcomes through the application of technology. Ryan was appointed Vice President and Global Chief Information Officer for BorgWarner, a propulsion system leader for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles. Ryan is responsible for all people, programs and operations for Information Technology across the globe. Previously Ryan was the Chief Transformation Officer for Altimetrik, a business and digital transformation firm, where he was responsible for managing Altimetrik’s business, clients, and programs across US Central, Europe, and Japan. Prior to joining Altimetrik, Ryan was at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) where he served as Vice President and Chief Information Officer for North America & Asia-Pacific, and as a Director of IT in multiple Global and Regional leadership roles. Prior to FCA, Ryan owned his own consulting business and excelled at his career initially at Accenture, where in both roles he led business process transformation and systems integration activities on IT programs at multiple global clients. Ryan holds an MBA through Michigan State University and a B.S. in Business from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • Jason Torrez
    Executive Director, IT

    Jason Torrez was formerly the site leader for General Electric’s Detroit Hub.  The GE Detroit Hub is a multi-business technology center focused on delivering outcomes in GE Aviation, Capital, Corporate, Digital, Healthcare, and Power.  As site leader, Jason partners with leaders across these businesses to create an environment in which business objectives are realized while providing space for employees to thrive, personally and professionally.

    Prior to this role, Jason built and led a software development capability in Detroit for GE Digital.  These teams developed software solutions to accelerate industrial new technology introductions, improve on time delivery and reduce cycle time for Aviation engine delivery, and drive cost out of manufacturing processes.

    In 2018, Jason served on an advisory council to the Exascale Computing Project (ECP) and spoke on a software engineering panel at the ECP annual summit.  The purpose of ECP is to accelerate the delivery of a capable exascale computing ecosystem for breakthroughs in scientific discovery, energy assurance, economic competitiveness, and national security.

    Jason loves above all to spend time with his wife and twin daughters, and also enjoys fishing, tinkering, and playing guitar.

  • Dan Turchin

    Dan Turchin is the CEO and Founder of PeopleReign (, the leading AI platform for employee service automation. Prior to PeopleReign, Dan was the CEO of AIOps leader InsightFinder. Previously, he co-founded Astound, an AI-first enterprise platform for HR and IT, and was Vice President of Product at DevOps leader BigPanda, Chief Product Officer at security analytics company AccelOps (now Fortinet), and a Senior Director of Product Strategy at ServiceNow. He serves on the board of Auger, the open-source automated machine learning framework. He also served as a founding board member at Rhomobile prior to its acquisition by Motorola.In 2000, Dan co-founded Aeroprise and served as CEO until it was acquired in 2010 by BMC Software. He is an active angel investor and advisor with a portfolio of more than 30 companies. Dan has published over 100 episodes of AI and the Future of Work, the most downloaded podcast about the future of work. Dan’s passionate about building great teams that build great products that solve hard problems that change lives. He’s a big fan of Orwell, Dr. Seuss, youth soccer, adventure sports, and Tynker.


September 21, 2023, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM ET


8:00 - 9:00 AM 

Breakfast and Networking

9:00 - 9:20 AM                                                                   

Welcome and Introduction

Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy and co-host Jef Fisk, President, Brolly, Inc., past President, SIM Detroit

9:20 - 9:40 AM                                                                                                

EXPERT TECH TALK:  AI and the Future of Work: How to Thrive in the Era of ChatGPT

Dan Turchin, CEO, PeopleReign, moderated by Jay Aho, Director of Insights and Marketing Technology, Pet Supplies Plus

AI, machine learning and technologies such as ChatGPT are beginning to revolutionize the future of work. Technologies such as ChatGPT are redefining how humans and bots will work together. In this timely and thought-provoking executive discussion, Dan will explore how AI and automation is changing the nature of work, how it will impact the day-to-day lives of executives and employees, the potential ‘gotchas’ associated with AI along with the interdependence between humans and machines.

9:40 - 10:00 AM


EXPERT TECH TALK:  Exploring the Ethical Implications of AI

Brian Stucky, Team Lead, Rocket Ethical AI, Rocket Central, moderated by Jay Aho, Director of Insights and Marketing Technology, Pet Supplies Plus

AI is increasingly used to automate decision-making processes in various domains, such as health care, education, finance, and justice. However, the use of AI also raises ethical and social challenges, such as ensuring fairness, accountability, transparency, and human dignity. In this session, Brian review the main ethical principles and frameworks that have been proposed for designing and evaluating responsible AI systems. We also discuss some of the technical and practical challenges that arise in implementing these principles and frameworks in real-world scenarios.

10:00 - 10:25 AM                                                                              

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

10:25 - 11:00 AM

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Tapping Innovative Technologies and Partnerships to Drive Cost Containment and Power Business Growth

Moderator: Ryan Talbott, VP & Global CIO, BorgWarner

Dennis Hodges, CIO, Inteva Products LLC

Anita Klopfenstein, CIO, Little Caesars

Brian Slepko, EVP, Corporate Development, Rimini Street

Many technology executives find themselves between a rock and a hard place. CEOs and CFOs are leaning on CIOs and technology leaders to find ways to reduce costs in a tight economy. On the other hand, technology executives are being counted upon to utilize hot technologies that can spark new business innovation and to support digital business models.

This panel of executives will share use cases for advanced technologies and partnerships that can lower costs and drive new business value.

11:00 - 11:05 AM

HMG 2023 Global Leadership Institute Award Presentation to Anita Klopfenstein, CIO, Little Caesars

11:05 - 11:25 AM                                                                                 

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


11:25 AM - 12:00 PM

EXECUTIVE PANEL:   Visionary Leadership: Driving a Modern AI Enterprise and a Secure Digital Agenda

MODERATOR:  Jef Fisk, President, Brolly, Inc., past President, SIM Detroit

Mamatha Chamarthi, Chief Business Growth Officer, Software Experience, Stellantis

Todd Loiselle, CIO, National Food Group

Jason Torrez, Executive Director, IT, Grede

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

Global economic challenges are creating unique opportunities for business technology executives to foster a collaborative culture, embrace fresh innovative approaches, and develop strong partnerships to leverage hot technologies such as AI, ChatGPT, cloud platforms and cyber technologies to securely move the needle for the business and win in tumultuous times. At the same time, tech leaders will need to remain laser focused on new ransomware, phishing and crypto mining attacks amidst budgetary pressures.

In this powerful Executive Panel discussion, world-class CIOs and technology executives will share the steps they’ve taken to cultivate a collaborative culture and embrace innovative approaches to position their companies to succeed in a challenging environment while securing the hybrid workplace.

12:00 - 1:00 PM                                                                            


Lunch and Networking

Detroit SIM Update - Chuck Williams, Senior Vice President IT, Penske Corporation and President, SIM Detroit            

HMG 2023 Global Leadership Institute Awards Presented to:

Mamatha Chamarthi, Chief Business Growth Officer, Software Experience, Stellantis

Todd Loiselle, CIO, National Food Group

Jason Torrez, Executive Director, IT, Grede                                             

1:00 - 1:15 PM

START-UP SHOWCASE: The HMG Innovation Accelerator

Moderator:   Emily Heath, General Partner, Cyberstarts

Guy Guzner, CO-Founder and CEO, Savvy Security

Research conducted by HMG Strategy reveals that one of the top focus areas for technology executive leaders is working with the CEO and the executive team to enable innovation and grow the business. In this exclusive session, we will ask the CEOs and leaders of innovative technology companies about the challenges they solve for clients, the innovation they deliver to companies, and how their solutions are differentiated in the market.

1:15 – 1:30 PM   

EXECUTIVE FIRESIDE CHAT:  From the C-Suite to the Boardroom: How Tech Executives Can Make a Successful Transition

Emily Heath, General Partner, Cyberstarts interviewed by Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy

Technology executives, and cybersecurity experts in particular, are often sought after for board positions, as they bring valuable insights and expertise to the strategic direction of an organization, as well as clear communications on risk. However, transitioning from the C-suite to the boardroom is not a simple or straightforward process. It requires a shift in mindset, skills, and expectations, as well as an understanding of the different roles and responsibilities of board members.

Join us for an engaging fireside chat on how to make the transition from the C-suite to the boardroom, including how to prepare for and pursue board opportunities, communicate effectively with other board members and stakeholders, and how to add value and make an impact as a board member.

1:30 - 1:55 PM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

1:55 - 2:30 PM


EXECUTIVE PANEL: Security Innovation:  Going Beyond Protection to Make Security a Competitive Advantage

Moderator:  Earl Duby, CISO, Auxiom

Martin Bally, CISO, Campbell's Soup Company

Geeta Kapoor, VP Information Security, MSC Industrial Supply Co.

Maureen Niemiec, Chief of Staff, Office of the CISO, Kontoor Brands

Ransomware, supply-chain and other types of cyber-attacks continue to escalate. Ransomware attacks alone have increased by 13% year-over-year, according to the Verizon 2022 Data Breach Investigations Report. As these and other malicious attacks continue to become more prevalent and dangerous, it’s clear that CISOs and security leaders need to take a fresh approach to their cybersecurity strategies.

In this timely and compelling executive panel discussion, CISOs and security leaders will share the steps they’re taking to reimagine their cybersecurity game plans to better safeguard the organization both now and into the future.

2:30 - 2:40 PM                                                                                   

HMG 2023 Global Leadership Institute Award Presentation to Martin Bally, CISO, Campbell's Soup Company and Kiran Sekhri, Chief Innovation Officer, Wayne County Community College District

2:40 - 3:00 PM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

3:00 – 3:35 PM                                                                                   

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Leveraging Industry 4.0 to Drive Business Objectives and Visibility

Moderator: Greggory Garrett, CEO & Managing Director, CGS Advisors LLC

Ryan M. Olivier, VP & Chief Information Officer, American Axle

Michael Bommarito, Executive Director Manufacturing Services, American Axle

Industry 4.0, the fourth industrial revolution, has been hailed as the future of modern manufacturing and industrial processes, allowing unprecedented levels of insight and control. This panel will discuss how to leverage Industry 4.0 to meet both technology and business objectives, including how to gain visibility into operations and drive out inefficiencies and waste, as well as how to best integrate Operational Technology and traditional IT. The panel will also explore how Industry 4.0 can create opportunities for vertical integration. This panel is ideal for those looking to unlock Industry 4.0’s potential for their business objectives.

3:35 – 4:00 PM                                                                            

EXECUTIVE FIRESIDE CHAT:  Make it in Michigan: A Fireside Chat on Economic Development, Growth & Innovation

Moderator:  Quentin Messer, CEO, MEDC

Justine Johnson, Chief Mobility Officer, State of Michigan

Join Quentin Messer, Jr., CEO of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, and Justine Johnson, Michigan’s Chief Mobility Officer, as the two new-to-Michigan executives discuss what drew them to the state, how Michigan stacks up against other states in advanced technology and innovation and plans for stable economic growth both within and outside the auto industry.

4:00 PM                                                                                   

Closing Remarks & Raffle Prizes

Platinum Partners

  • Rimini Street

    Rimini Street, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMNI), a Russell 2000® Company, is a global provider of end-to-end enterprise software support, products and services, the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software and a Salesforce and AWS partner. The Company has operations globally and offers a comprehensive family of unified solutions to run, manage, support, customize, configure, connect, protect, monitor, and optimize enterprise application, database, and technology software, and enables clients to achieve better business outcomes, significantly reduce costs and reallocate resources for innovation. To date, over 5,200 Fortune 500, Fortune Global 100, midmarket, public sector, and other organizations from a broad range of industries have relied on Rimini Street as their trusted enterprise software solutions provider. To learn more, please visit, and connect with Rimini Street on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn. (IR-RMNI)

Gold Partners

  • Netskope

    Netskope, a global cybersecurity leader, is redefining cloud, data, and network security to help organizations apply zero trust principles to protect data. Fast and easy to use, the Netskope platform provides optimized access and zero trust security for people, devices, and data anywhere they go. Netskope helps customers reduce risk, accelerate performance, and get unrivaled visibility into any cloud, web, and private application activity. Thousands of customers, including more than 25 of the Fortune 100, trust Netskope and its powerful NewEdge network to address evolving threats, new risks, technology shifts, organizational and network changes, and new regulatory requirements. Learn how Netskope helps customers be ready for anything on their SASE journey.
  • OutSystems

    OutSystems is a global leader in high-performance application development. We partner with visionaries to turn their big ideas into software that moves business, people, and the world forward. The OutSystems high-performance low-code platform gives technology leaders and developers the tools they need to rapidly build, deploy and manage their own business-critical applications. The company’s network spans more than 600,000 community members, 400+ partners, and active customers in 87 countries across 22 industries. OutSystems is “The #1 Low-Code Platform®” and a recognized leader by analysts, IT executives, business leaders, and developers around the world.
  • Pure Storage

    Pure Storage helps customers build a better world with data. The Pure Storage Data Platform, powered by all-flash storage, offers a simpler, more effective, and more flexible solution for cloud infrastructure and data-rich applications like artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data analytics. With Satmetrix-certified NPS performance in the top 1% of B2B companies, Pure has an ever-expanding range of customers who are some of the happiest in the world.

Supporting Partners

  • Nexthink

    Nexthink is the leader in digital employee experience management software. The company gives IT leaders unprecedented insight into employees’ daily experiences of technology at the device level – freeing IT to progress from reactive problem solving to proactive optimization. Nexthink enables its more than 1,000 customers to provide better digital experiences to more than 13 million employees. Dual headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland and Boston, Massachusetts, Nexthink has 9 offices worldwide.
  • Invoca

    Invoca is the cloud leader in AI-powered conversation intelligence for revenue teams that enables marketing, sales, customer experience, and eCommerce teams to understand and immediately act on the information consumers share via conversations. Through deep integrations with leading technology platforms, revenue teams can turn conversation data into automated action to enhance every digital touchpoint and human interaction, leading to better experiences, more conversions, and higher revenue. Invoca is trusted by top brands like Dish Network, Mayo Clinic, Mutual of Omaha, and 1-800-GOT-JUNK?. Invoca has raised $184M from leading venture capitalists including Upfront Ventures, Accel, Silver Lake Waterman, H.I.G. Growth Partners, and Salesforce Ventures. For more information, visit
  • ArmorCode Inc.

    ArmorCode is charting the future of application security. The ArmorCode AppSecOps platform unifies application security and infrastructure vulnerability management to address the biggest problems in AppSec today. It integrates with your security ecosystem to de-duplicate, correlate, and orchestrate findings in a single platform so security and development teams can realize holistic visibility, flexible agility, and cross-team collaboration.

Trailblazer Partners

  • Savvy Security

    Savvy is the provider of the industry’s first Workforce Security Automation Platform. Our customers use Savvy to ensure the safe use of SaaS and prevent workforce-initiated security incidents by providing just-in-time security guardrails that guide employees to make more secure decisions. To learn more about Savvy and schedule a demo, please go to

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.
  • RingCentral

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

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

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

    Nutanix offers a single platform to run all your apps and data across multiple clouds while simplifying operations and reducing complexity. Trusted by companies worldwide, Nutanix powers hybrid multicloud environments efficiently and cost effectively. This enables companies to focus on successful business outcomes and new innovations.
  • 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
  • Upwork

    Upwork is the world’s largest work marketplace that connects businesses with independent talent from across the globe. We serve everyone from one-person startups to large, Fortune 100 enterprises 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 $3.8 billion on Upwork in 2022 across more than 10,000 skills in categories including website & app development, creative & design, customer support, finance & accounting, consulting, and operations.
  • 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.
  • 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,, 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.
  • 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, the Fortinet Blog, or FortiGuard Labs.
  • 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).
  • Netskope

    Netskope, a global cybersecurity leader, is redefining cloud, data, and network security to help organizations apply zero trust principles to protect data. Fast and easy to use, the Netskope platform provides optimized access and zero trust security for people, devices, and data anywhere they go. Netskope helps customers reduce risk, accelerate performance, and get unrivaled visibility into any cloud, web, and private application activity. Thousands of customers, including more than 25 of the Fortune 100, trust Netskope and its powerful NewEdge network to address evolving threats, new risks, technology shifts, organizational and network changes, and new regulatory requirements. Learn how Netskope helps customers be ready for anything on their SASE journey.
  • Box

    Box (NYSE:BOX) is the leading Content Cloud, a single platform that empowers organizations to manage the entire content lifecycle, work securely from anywhere, and integrate across best-of-breed apps. Founded in 2005, Box simplifies work for leading global organizations, including AstraZeneca, JLL, and Nationwide. Box is headquartered in Redwood City, CA, with offices across the United States, Europe, and Asia. Visit to learn more. And visit to learn more about how Box empowers nonprofits to fulfill their missions.
  • SAP

    As the market leader in enterprise application software, SAP is helping companies of all sizes and in all industries run better by redefining ERP and creating networks of intelligent enterprises that provide transparency, resiliency, and sustainability across supply chains. Our end-to-end suite of applications and services enables our customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and make a difference worldwide.
  • Delphix

    Delphix is the industry leader for DevOps test data management. Businesses need to transform application delivery but struggle to balance speed with data security and compliance. Our DevOps Data Platform automates data security, while rapidly deploying test data to accelerate application releases. With Delphix, customers modernize applications, adopt multi-cloud, achieve CI/CD, and recover from downtime events such as ransomware up to 2x faster. Leading companies, including Choice Hotels, and Fannie Mae, use Delphix to accelerate digital transformation and enable zero trust data management. Visit us at Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Strategic Partners

  • Egon Zehnder

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

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

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

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

Alliance Partners

  • Greylock Partners

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

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

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

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

    We have spent years building industry leading companies. We bring this trove of experience and relationships to every venture we invest in. Cyberstarts was the brainchild of many deep conversations with our most successful cyber peers to distill the holy grail that enabled us to build important companies. It soon became clear that the trajectory to success is determined at a venture’s earliest start. That our deep inside perspective and highly engaged network during this critical earliest stage were unique ingredients in our successes. By aggregating these close relationships for entrepreneurs who we believe in, we knew that we can create incredible value for our tight network of CISOs who enjoy the earliest access to solutions that they help to define. These peers became investors and Cyberstarts became the only VC primarily funded by the industry’s most successful cybersecurity founders.
  • GTM Capital

    GTM Capital is singularly focused on helping our portfolio companies gain a massive competitive advantage by rapidly accelerating customer traction.

Association Partners

  • 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.


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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

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

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