Past Summits

2016 Boston CIO Executive Leadership Summit

Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center, Boston, MA

Event Highlights

The CIO Executive Leadership Summit delivers world class thought leadership in a club-like setting where attendees will receive unique insights into best practices and will hear success stories involving leadership, management, technology and career development.

Highly interactive sessions will provide many opportunities for attendees, speakers and panelists to be engaged in both learning and discussion. The objective for the day is to deliver high quality useful information that attendees can develop into an action plan.

Key Areas of Focus Include:
• Strategy, Process Improvement and Alignment
• Innovation and Technology
• Career Management and Leadership Development

  • Don Anderson
    SVP & CIO
    Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

    Don Anderson is the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. In this capacity, he is responsible for the Federal Reserve System's Internet Cyber and Network Security services and Financial Management Technology services, the Bank’s IT function, Real Estate Services, and Law Enforcement units. Don is currently a member of the Bank's Executive Committee.

    Prior to joining the Federal Reserve, Don was a senior consultant with Hewlett Packard (HP) Enterprise focused on the development and execution of IT transformation strategies for Fortune 500 companies. While at HP, Don successfully managed a number of multi-million dollar international programs.

    He holds a BS degree from the University of Connecticut and an MBA from Bentley University, is a founding member of the Advanced Cyber Security Center (ACSC), a Board Member of the Boston CIO Leadership Association and Wall Street Technology Association (WTSA) and is an active member of the Dana Farber Leadership Council (DFLC).

  • Bill Brown
    CISO & CIO
    Abacus Insights

    Bill Brown was formerly Chief Information Officer & CISO at Veracode, a recognized Gartner Magic Quadrant Leader for Application Security.  He is responsible for making Information Security, Platform Operations, IT and Systems Engineering strategic assets in scaling Veracode’s SaaS platform. Bill has more than 25 years of management experience in Information Technology, Information Security, M&A Technology Integration, SaaS Operations, DevOps, Operations/Logistics and Compliance including FedRAMP, SOC2, SOC3.

    In 2010, Bill was recognized as a Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leader, an award that recognizes outstanding technology professionals who have successfully aligned technology with overall business goals to advance their company’s critical IT initiatives.

    Prior to joining Veracode, Bill was CIO at Avid where he and his team provided operational support for Avid's cloud offerings as well as maintained the continued alignment of information systems and business strategies to ensure the highest level of operational effectiveness.  Before Avid, Bill was at Iron Mountain where he served in several senior leadership roles, including CIO, and he has more than 25 years of management experience in information technology, operations/logistics and electronic commerce.

    He was a co-founder and executive vice president of PCs Compleat, a PC retailer/distributor acquired by CompUSA and has also held senior management positions at PC Connection,, JWP/Businessland and Merisel.

    Bill holds a MBA from Babson College and a Bachelor's Degree in mathematics from Bridgewater State College.

  • Jack Clare
    Chief Information Officer

    Jack Clare joined Dunkin’ Brands in July 2012 as Chief Information Officer, and currently serves as Chief Information and Strategy Officer. In this role, Jack is responsible for directing all information technology resources, with an intense focus on supporting franchisees and driving restaurant profitability through technology, as well as developing the strategies that will drive the Company’s future success.

    Prior to joining Dunkin’ Brands, Jack served as Vice President, IT and Chief Information Officer for Yum! Restaurants International, where he had responsibility for the IT strategy for more than 14,000 restaurants in over 120 countries, primarily for the KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell brands.
    Before Yum!, Jack spent seven years with Constellation Brands, most recently as their Vice President, Technical Services. He also spent three years with Sapient Corporation in various IT management roles. Earlier in his career, Jack was a System and Flight Test Engineer with the United States Air Force.
    Jack received his BS in Aeronautical Engineering from the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, his MS in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Dayton in Ohio and his MBA from the University of California.
    Jack is drinkin’ a double shot espresso from Dunkin’ Donuts and scooping Baskin-Robbins Peanut Butter ‘n Chocolate ice cream.

  • Brook Colangelo
    VP & CIO
    Waters Corporation


  • Bob Dame
    Executive Director
    Year Up Greater Boston

    Bob is the Executive Director at Year Up Boston. He was previously Director of Partner Relations at Year Up Boston. He comes from an experienced background in senior leadership in the financial services industry. Bob previously worked at State Street as a Senior Vice President in the Investor Service Group. He managed several large client relationships as well as the Product and Technology implementation team.

    Earlier in his career Bob worked in the global business unit as Managing Director of the Australian Investor Services business and Chief Operating Officer of Asia Pacific. Bob has been active with Year Up as mentor and volunteer for many years before joining the organization. He has a Bachelors degree in Business from Boston University and an MBA from Boston College.

    Year Up
    Year Up is an award-winning national 501(c)3 organization striving to close the Opportunity Divide by providing urban young adults ages 18-24 with the skills, experience, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education. Through a one-year intensive training program, these young adults complete a unique combination of rigorous, hands-on technical and professional skills, college credit and corporate internships. With an annual operating budget of $100 million, Year Up will serve over 3,000 students in 2016 nationwide.

  • Jeff Dugan
    Principal Architect

    Jeff is a Principal Architect for Code42 and brings 17 years of experience in enterprise backup, storage, security and end-user computing to his role. He passionately advocates for the end user during product development and is an evangelist for the elegance and utility of the Code42 platform in enhancing enterprise data security and compliance. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Computer Information Systems from Bryant College in Rhode Island.

  • Dave Fachetti
    Managing Director
    Globespan Capital Partners

    Dave Fachetti is a Managing Director and has been part of the investment team of Globespan Capital Partners since the firm's inception. He focuses primarily on investments in enterprise targeted software companies. He also leads Globespan's CIO Advisory Board, which he helped to establish. Dave brings deep operating expertise in fast-growth environments, a strategic market view, and an intense commitment to help the firm's entrepreneurs achieve success in the technology marketplace.

    Dave serves on the board of BitSight where he is also a member of the executive team in the role of SVP of Partnerships.  Dave also serves on the boards of Kaminario and Perfecto Mobile, and he is a board observer at VMTurbo. Dave previously served on the boards of BitYota (acquired by LifeLock), Cloakware (acquired by Irdeto), Cloudshare, expressor software (acquired by QlikTech), Ingrian Networks (acquired by SafeNet), Luidia (acquired by PNF), OpenSpan (acquired by Pegasystems), Q1 Labs (acquired by IBM), Reflectent (acquired by Citrix) and StrongView (acquired by HGGC). He also represented Globespan in its investments in Enterproid (acquired by Google), Kontera (acquired by SingTel) and OpenPages (acquired by IBM). 

    Prior to Globespan, Dave was a Principal of JAFCO Ventures, where he focused on enterprise software opportunities.Prior to JAFCO, Dave was at Family Education Network (“FEN”) where he held the positions of Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing and Senior Vice President and GM of FEN’s distributed content management software business. Dave helped grow FEN to over 4 million monthly visitors and a national network of over 10,000 participating schools. He also helped the company to secure revenue and/or investment from America Online, AT&T, Fleet Bank, Harcourt General, Intel, Jostens and DLJ’s Sprout Group. FEN was acquired in 2000 by Pearson PLC (NYSE: PSO) in a cash transaction valuing FEN at $175 million.

    Before joining FEN, Dave was at Trans National Group (TNG), where he held several senior management positions including, SVP of Business Marketing, VP of Business Development, and VP and GM of Canadian operations. He ran and then sold TNG’s Canadian credit card business to Bank of Montreal (NYSE:BMO). Dave was also a part of the founding team that developed TNG’s businesses in the UK, France and Germany. In addition to his operating responsibilities, Dave contributed to TNG’s venture investments group.

    Dave began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers working with early-stage, high-growth companies in the firm’s Comprehensive Professional Services group.

    Dave received an MBA, with honors, from Boston University and a BBA, with honors, from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and is a CPA.

  • Hugo Fueglein
    Managing Director, CIO/IT Practice
    Diversified Search

    Hugo Fueglein is a Managing Director in Diversified Search’s New York City office. He is a leader in the CIO & IT Management Practice in the United States and is a core member of the Global CIO Practice for Diversified Search.  Mr. Fueglein is also a leading member of the Global Technology Practice at Diversified Search. He has placed technology executives in key positions across all industries.  Hugo’s specialization is in the placement of Chief Information Officers, Chief Technology Officers, and technology executives in IT Architecture, IT Infrastructure, Application Development, and IT Operations.

    Prior to joining Diversified Search, Mr. Fueglein was an Executive Vice President with DHR International and formerly an integral member of the CIO and IT Practice at CTPartners.  He served clients across industries, recruiting talent to fill critical roles in corporate technology functions.  Hugo has completed assignments for CIOs and key leadership positions in technology for a broad scope of clients that continuously utilize technology as a strategic initiative.  Industry sectors served include technology, consumer goods, retail, energy, financial services, health care, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, and industrial.

    Hugo’s search career also includes being a Principal with both Korn/Ferry International and Morgan Samuels.  During his seven year tenure with Korn/Ferry, he was instrumental in the creation of the CIO Center of Expertise.  Earlier in his career, Hugo was an economist with Chase Econometrics and The WEFA Group (Wharton Economic Forecasting Associates).  While serving as an economist with The WEFA Group (Wharton Economic Forecasting Associates), Hugo refined his strategic process management and developed superior communication abilities in working with a diverse clientele.

    BS, Agricultural Economics, University of Connecticut

    MS, Agricultural Economics, University of Connecticut

  • Ken Grady
    CVP & CIO
    IDEXX Laboratories

    Ken Grady serves as Vice President & global CIO for IDEXX Laboratories, the global leader in diagnostics and technology solutions for animal health, water & milk quality. Prior to joining IDEXX, Ken served as CIO for New England Biolabs, and global head of IT Shared Services for Novartis Vaccines & Diagnostics. In these roles Ken led early adoption of cloud technologies, the launch of new eCommerce platforms, and the commercialization of connected devices & the Internet of Things. Bringing more than 20 years of life sciences and technology leadership, Ken now leads an worldwide organization supporting new product launches, global distribution and support of some of the most innovative and critical diagnostic capabilities in the market protecting our food and water supply chains, and the health and well being of people and their companion animals.  Ken has been profiled for leadership and innovation by partners such as, Apple and SAP.  Ken is an active member of the community, having served the last several years on town committees, and as a sponsor and senior advisor to Maine’s Project LOGIN. 

  • Tom Harvey
    SVP & CIO
    Alkermes, Inc.

    Tom Harvey is VP & CIO with Alkermes, a fully integrated, global biopharmaceutical company. Following the 2011 merger of Alkermes, Inc and Elan Pharmaceutical’s Drug Technology business, Tom became responsible for all Alkermes plc Information Technology systems and solutions supporting a diversified portfolio of more than 20 commercial drug products and a substantial clinical pipeline of product candidates that address central nervous system (CNS) disorders such as addiction, schizophrenia and depression. Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, Alkermes plc has a R&D center in Waltham, Massachusetts; a research and manufacturing facility in Athlone, Ireland; and manufacturing facilities in Gainesville, Georgia and Wilmington, Ohio. Tom joined Alkermes as Director, Enterprise IT Applications in June 2005 and was named to Vice President Information Technology in March 2007. Prior to joining Alkermes, Tom worked for Abbott Laboratories for over 16 years in a number of roles within Information Technology including Manager, Corporate Internal IT Audit and Director IT for Abbott Diabetes Care. In addition, Tom held the position of senior consultant with Deloitte specializing in custom inventory and manufacturing support solutions. Tom holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting Information Systems from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

  • Karl Hick
    Chief Digital and Information Officer
    Takeda Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.

  • Sharon Kaiser
    CIO, Director of IT
    New England Biolabs

    Sharon Kaiser is the CIO at New England BioLabs, a leader in the production and commercialization of recombinant and native enzymes for genomic research. She built her extensive knowledge of SAP, IT technology, and operations management in several industries including medical device, manufacturing, retail, financial and credit card services, and petroleum. In 2014, Kaiser was honored as a recipient of the 2014 CIO of the Year Award for Healthcare / Life Sciences by the Boston Business Journal. She also serves on the Board of SAP’s Americas User Group, a 100,000 member organization.

    Kaiser is recognized as a successful leader for effectively managing international initiatives, simplifying complex operating environments with multi-faceted issues, leading business process improvements initiatives, incorporating effective change management practices, and managing enterprise development activities to affect bottom-line results.

    Kaiser holds an MBA with an emphasis in finance from Oklahoma State University and a BSBA in information technology from the University of Arkansas. She is a frequent speaker on information technology and SAP. She is an avid hiker and spends many of her weekends in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. She is also a long term volunteer in her local community. Kaiser and her husband, Jerry, have three children and reside in Greenland, NH.

  • Adriana Karaboutis
    Chief Information and Digital Officer
    National Grid

    Adriana (Andi) Karaboutis is currently Group Chief Information and Digital Officer at National Grid, where she is responsible for the development of the group-wide digital strategy and transformation as well as security and cyber risk. During her career, Andi has led technology transformation for several global brands including Biogen Inc, Dell Inc, General Motors Corporation and Ford Motor Company. As EVP Technology, Business Solutions and Corporate Affairs at Biogen, she introduced leading digital partners to build capabilities that deliver value across drug discovery, development and delivery processes through core information technology strategy

    Prior to Biogen, Andi was instrumental in driving a culture of innovation and continuous business process improvement at Dell as Vice President and Global CIO. She brings extensive experience in software engineering, manufacturing and supply chain management having held international senior leadership roles at General Motors and Ford Motor Company. For more than 20 years, Andi has focused on innovating with technology to drive business transformation in complex manufacturing and process industries. 

    Andi holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Wayne State University. In addition to serving as an independent board director for Aspen Technology, Andi serves on the board of Perrigo Company plc.  She also served on the boards of Advance Auto Parts, Inc. and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts.

  • Jeff Lamoreaux
    Global Partners LP

  • Sean McCourt
    Founder & Managing Director
    Longford & Company

    Sean McCourt is Managing Director of Longford & Company, based in downtown Boston. Sean has 17 years of industry experience working with IT executives/CIO’s and has become a valuable asset to many CIO’s through his knowledge of the CIO job market and his connections throughout the industry.

    In early 2012, Sean started Longford & Company, a technology services firm dedicated to high quality service and delivery for IT executives. The firm’s focus is working with CIO’s to provide consultants for high impact projects, as well as conducting executive/management level searches. Since 1997, Sean’s dedication and passion for helping IT executives achieve their professional and personal goals has enabled him to build a strong reputation in the industry. Sean received a Bachelor’s in Business Administration/Finance from Roger Williams University in Rhode Island.

  • Steve Morin
    Vice President IT M&A

  • 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.

  • Jim O'Neill
    EIR and Special Projects

    At HubSpot - I've held different technology focused roles ranging from building our IT infrastructure (both corporate and production), Operations, Product Development and Engineering. 

    I've been fortunate to help build the company from less than 10 employees and 10 customers to over 700 employees and 10000 customers all while creating a highly efficient and large scale technical infrastructure.

    My main achievements that I've helped drive, design, build, and operate are:
    - SaaS platform processing billions of data-points monthly and allowing tens of thousands of users to access the platform daily
    - Web Hosting Environment supporting thousands of customers monthly, serving millions of page views, while maintaining 99.95+% of up-time.
    - Hybrid cloud platform hosting the HubSpot SaaS platform - leveraging managed data-centers as well as Amazon's Web Services Environment.
    - Large scale SaaS back-office processing 50,000+ leads monthly processing multimillion dollars monthly without human assistance
    - Assisted with 2 acquisitions from start to finish (due diligence through company and culture integration). I've also assisted in due diligence on other expansion opportunities. 
    - Built and managed operational model keeping costs flat with revenue through hyper-growth of HubSpot.

  • Mark Polansky
    Senior Partner, Technology Officers Practice
    Korn Ferry

    Mark has extensively recruited chief information officers, chief technology officers, chief information security officers and other senior IT leadership talent across varied vertical sectors including Industrial, Consumer, Life Sciences and Higher Education. His consultative approach to search encompasses talent strategy, organization design, search process and diversity recruiting. Mark ’s clients range from the Fortune 100 (McKesson, General Electric, Hewlett-Packard, Boeing) to smaller high-growth companies (Under Armour, Regeneron, DirecTV) as well as prestigious public and private universities (Harvard, Rockefeller, University of Florida).

    Before entering the search field, Mark developed and marketed information systems within the Financial Services and Higher Education sectors. He currently serves on the Advisory Committee for Columbia University's executive graduate program in Information Technology Management.

    Mark frequently addresses conferences and writes on information technology and career management topics. He is the creator of the “Executive Career Counsel” column in CIO Magazine and on He is a member of the Society for Information Management (SIM) and has served as President of the New York Chapter. He sits on the Advisory Boards of The Information Technology Senior Management Forum (ITSMF), the national organization dedicated to fostering executive talent among African-American IT professionals, and HITEC, the Hispanic Information Technology Executive Council.

    Mark holds a master’s degree in Computer Science from Pratt Institute and a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Electrical Engineering from Union College.

  • Meredith Rosenberg
    Practice lead, Digital Education/edTech
    Russell Reynolds Associates

    Meredith Rosenberg leads the Digital Education Practice at Russell Reynolds Associates and advises organizations on innovation and talent across the education sector, with a particular emphasis on high impact, transformational leaders. She is also a member of the firm's broader Technology Sector. Meredith works closely with clients that span a broad spectrum of the education industry and include Fortune 500 entities, leading content and technology providers, private equity and venture capital-backed entities, and for-profit and non-profit education providers. She is based in Boston.

    Prior to joining the firm, Meredith was a Senior Vice President at Fullbridge, Inc., a venture-backed company that delivers accelerated professional and business skills training via a competency-based, hybrid online/in-person platform to universities, their undergraduates, and veterans, among other populations. She was a co-founder of Global Student Loan Corporation, a private student loan concern that funded the higher education needs of non-U.S. citizens. Earlier, she was Vice President at the Yankee Group, a global consulting and market analysis firm where she ran the firm's Internet, Media and Consumer Communications Practices. She championed the concept of the "networked home and consumer," advising clients at the CEO level and below. Before that, Meredith was a Senior Consultant in the Telecommunications and Media Strategy Practice at Braxton Associates/Deloitte Consulting. Prior to that, she worked at Grey Advertising, Research International and Coopers & Lybrand Consulting. In the early 1990s, Meredith lived and worked in the emerging economies of Eastern Europe, including Prague, Czech Republic and Kiev, Ukraine.

  • James Ross
    CIO Global Functions
    GE Digital

    James Ross is the CIO Global Functions, responsible for overall technology vision and strategic leadership for GE’s Global HR, payroll, workforce and other corporate functions spanning GE’s 300,000+ person global footprint.  Prior to this role he was the CTO, solutions development and site leader for the Information Security Technology Center in Glen Allen, VA.  In the position he was responsible for providing strategy, solution delivery and operations with a focus on IT risk, cloud and global operations.

    James began his GE career in 2002 as part of the Information Technology Leadership Program.  He has held multiple leadership roles in infrastructure design and build, data warehousing, application architecture and quality across GE Aviation, GE Energy, GE Intelligent Platforms and GE Corporate.  While at GE Intelligent Platforms he served as CTO where he was responsible for IT infrastructure design and operations across the business. 

    James holds a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from the University of Florida and master’s of business administration in finance from the University of Connecticut. James is Black Belt certified, a graduate of GE’s Information Technology Leadership Program (ITLP) and the Experienced Information Management Program (EIMP). 

  • Brian Shield
    VP, IT
    Boston Red Sox

    Brian Shield is responsible for technology for the Boston Red Sox and Fenway Sports Management.  He leads the technology team on all phases of the Red Sox strategy from creating a compelling fan experience to enabling an effective front office and baseball operations environment. Shield was named ‘Georgia CIO of the Year’ in 2005, his work in television was recognized with a Technology ‘Emmy’ Award in 2006, and his leadership and commitment to Georgia’s business-technology community was recognized in 2012 when he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Georgia CIO Leadership Association (GCLA). Prior to joining the Red Sox, Shield was CEO of Shield Consulting Group, LLC, where he assisted companies with their strategic decisions regarding technology direction, digital media and IT strategy and leadership.  Prior to starting his own company, Shield served as the EVP and CIO of The Weather Channel where for 14 years he oversaw all technology, including, mobility, weather systems, broadcast television and IT.  Prior to joining The Weather Channel, Shield served as CIO of FTD, Inc. in Chicago, where he was responsible for all IT including their global network reaching more than 125 countries. Preceding his tenure at FTD, he was CTO at the investment firm of Scudder, Stevens & Clark and formerly with Wang Laboratories. Shield completed his education at Bentley College in Waltham, MA where he majored in Computer Information Systems while minoring in Management and Accounting.  

  • Clif Triplett
    Executive Director

    Clif Triplett most recently completed his assignment in the Obama Administration where he was recruited to the Federal Government to address the cybersecurity challenges brought to light by the US Office of Personnel Management (OPM) breach of 21.5M individuals background investigation records.  Clif served as one of eight Presidential Executive Fellows brought in from industry to assist in the remediation of significant government issues, in this case, Clif was tasked with cybersecurity.

    Prior to his service with the US Government, Clif worked in many major US companies to include General Motors, Motorola and Baker Hughes in a variety of senior leadership positions. In each case, he was asked to assist those organizations in major transformations.

    He was brought into General Motors by the CEO and CIO to standardize manufacturing processes and systems, and concurrently those associated with all aspects of quality across GM’s 600 manufacturing facilities.  At Motorola he was once again brought in by the CEO. He served as the General Manager for Global Services and was tasked to create the global service organization and market identity not previously existing.  At Baker Hughes, he was brought into the company by the CEO and COO to facilitate the transformation of the company from a collection of company entities across the globe operating in a holding company fashion, to a single corporation with a single face to the customer.  Also led the evolution of remote digital service operations, and within his organization, led the team responsible all remote horizontal drilling and well monitoring.

    Clif is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and earned a Masters in Computer Information Systems from Boston University.

  • James Turgal
    Vice President

    James L. Turgal, Jr, was formerly Executive Assistant Director (EAD), Information and Technology Branch, entered on duty in March 1996 and was assigned to the Houston Division, working Organized Crime and Drug investigations.  Upon being promoted as a Supervisory Special Agent, he was assigned to FBI Headquarters, Office of General Counsel and the Counterterrorism Division, as the senior counsel for Domestic Terrorism Operations.

    In 2002, Jim was assigned to the Cincinnati Division as Chief Division Counsel, Media Spokesperson, and Supervisory Special Agent.  Four years later, he returned to FBI Headquarters to lead the Director’s Research Group. He later became the Assistant Special Agent in Charge of Administration at the Washington Field office. 

    In 2010, Jim was selected to serve as the Special Assistant to the Deputy Director, providing counsel on various national security, criminal, and administrative issues affecting the FBI.  One year later, he was designated Special Agent in Charge of the Phoenix Division, where he oversaw several high profile cases, including the shooting of U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.  In 2012, Jim returned to FBI Headquarters, as the Deputy Assistant Director of the Human Resources Division (HRD).

    In August 2013, Director Robert S. Mueller, III appointed Jim as the Assistant Director (AD) of the HRD.  During this time, he served as the AD and Human Resource Officer.

    On February 10, 2016, Director James B. Comey, Jr. announced the appointment of James L. Turgal, Jr., as the EAD of the Information and Technology Branch.

    Jim is also a FBI certified pilot.  

  • Larry Wilson
    University of Massachusetts President's Office

    Larry Wilson is the Chief Information Security Officer for the University of Massachusetts President's Office. In this role, Larry is responsible for developing, implementing and overseeing compliance with the UMASS Information Security Policy and Written Information Security Plan (WISP). 

    Prior to joining UMASS, Larry was the Vice President, Network Security Manager at State Street. In this role he was responsible for selecting, implementing and overseeing an engineering staff who managed network security technologies / tools including vulnerability scanning, network firewalls, intrusion detection, remote access technologies, security event management tools, etc.

    Larry's industry experience includes IT audit manager for Deloitte Enterprise Risk Services (ERS) consulting practice. In this role he managed a staff responsible for developing and completing a Sarbanes Oxley compliance audit for MasterCard International. Larry's team focused on the application level controls and general computer controls for information technology services that were implemented and managed from the MasterCard data center in St. Louis.

    Larry has been teaching CISA certification training for ISACA New England for 8 years. He is also has also developed and currently teaches a class titled “Designing and Building a Cybersecurity Program to Protect Critical Assets”. The training is based on the NIST Framework, and is taught at SecureWorld Conferences.

    Larry has been the recipient of several awards including Northeastern University Continuing Education Instructor of the Year, 1998; SANS Person who made a difference in Cybersecurity, 2013 and ISE (Information Security Executives) Finalist for Executive of the Year for North America, 2013. The University of Massachusetts Cybersecurity program won the 2013 ISE Information Security Program of the Year for Higher Education & Government Category. 

    In 2016, Larry won the John Beveridge Award. The John Beveridge Award was initiated by ISACA New England ® in 1996 to honor an individual who has, over and beyond the norm, contributed his or her efforts to their profession and ISACA ®.  Past Beveridge Award winners have demonstrated outstanding achievements in the fields of IT audit, security or risk including important areas such as education and/or research.

  • Joanna Young
    Senior Managing Director
    BlueLine Associates


7:00 AM - 8:30 AM  

Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking

8:30 AM - 8:50 AM  

Welcome and Introduction

Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy, LLC and Clif Triplett, Senior Cyber Security Advisor, U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM)

8:50 AM - 9:30 AM  

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Summoning the Courage to Lead and Drive Innovation

Brook Colangelo, EVP & CTO, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Steve Morin, CIO, Demandware

Jim O'Neill, CPO, Hubspot

Clif Triplett, Senior Cyber Security Advisor, U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM)

Moderator: Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy, LLC

Leaders who build their skills on a strong foundation of courage have a significant advantage for successfully driving innovation to create value to their organization. Today’s CIO must be prepared to embrace strategic innovation while simplifying IT and bringing legacy operations and applications into the future. To accomplish this, the CIO must be strategically aligned with the CEO and the board.

This session will address the new and dynamic mindset a CIO must employ to lead with courage and drive innovation.

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM  

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

10:00 AM - 10:40 AM  

EXECUTIVE KEYNOTE: CIOs on Boards: Are You Ready for the Bigger Table?

Adriana Karaboutis, EVP Technology, Business Solutions & Corporate Affairs, Biogen

Thanks to cyber concerns and risk management, CIOs are being asked to join public and private company boards. But it’s not enough to be an IT or cyber expert-CIO’s must understand economics, finance, corporate governance, risk and strategy-the stakes are much higher and being part of the c-suite doesn’t fully prepare you for this.It requires a broader perspective, lots of learning and yet again, an opportunity to roll up your sleeves and broaden your focus.

10:40 AM - 11:10 AM  

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

11:10 AM - 11:40 AM  

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: Leading IDEXX Laboratories Digital Transformation

Ken Grady, VP & CIO, IDEXX Laboratories and Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy

In this candid interview, Ken Grady will share how IDEXX is driving the digital transformation of the innovative, cloud-first Vet Connect Plus platform to create a new way to present diagnostic results.

11:40 AM - 1:00 PM  


Introduction to Year Up: Bob Dame,Executive Director,Year Up Boston

BostonCIO Announcements: Brian Shield, VP of IT, Boston Red Sox

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM  

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Strategic Leadership in a World of Accelerated Change

Hugo Fueglein, Managing Director, Diversified Search

Sean McCourt, Managing Director, Longford & Company

Mark Polansky, Senior Partner, CIO/IT Officers Practice, Korn Ferry

Meredith Rosenberg, Technology and Digital Transformation Practice, Russell Reynolds Associates

Moderator: Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy, LLC

Accelerated change in today’s markets requires a new range of performance from today’s CIO – including taking a starring role in the C-suite, becoming more customer-focused, adapting to new environments and leading innovation to create value by leveraging technologies in the new IT ecosystem model of this decade.In addition, recruiting, development and retention in the war for talent can be a huge challenge in today’s economic environment, particularly for global organizations.

This session will explore how today’s accelerated change affects strategic leadership and what the future holds for the IT leader.

1:30 PM - 2:10 PM  

HMG GLOBAL INNOVATION INSTITUTE DIGITAL SERIES: Silicon Valley Luminaries on Emerging Technologies You Should Know About

Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy, LLC

This series of digital interviews with Silicon Valley's leading thought leaders and CIOs will illuminate discussion around emerging technologies and top trends to focus on in 2016.


Following, Hunter Muller will interview prominent VCs on the trends and innovative technologies they are investing in.

Saqib Awan, Vice President, Lightspeed Venture Partners

Dave Fachetti, Managing Director, Globespan Capital Partners

2:10 PM - 2:40 PM  

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

2:40 PM - 3:10 PM  

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Identifying Future Trends That Will Impact the Enterprise

Tom Harvey, VP & CIO, Alkermes, Inc.

Brian Shield, VP, IT, Boston Red Sox

Joanna Young, VP & CIO, Michigan State University

Moderator: Sharon Kaiser, CIO, Head of IT, New England Biolabs

Innovation in enterprise IT is accelerating, driven by massive platform and technology shifts.Learning what future trends are on the horizon and their potential to change productivity and drive value is critical to any IT leader.

This panel of senior executives will share discussion around emerging trends, technologies, and the companies they are placing their bets on.

3:10 PM - 3:30 PM  

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

3:30 PM - 4:10 PM  

EXECUTIVE PANEL: The Challenge of Enterprise Security Today and Into the Future

Bill Brown, CIO & CISO, Veracode

Jeff Dugan, Principal Architect, Code42

Jeff Lamoreaux, CIO, Global Partners LP

James Turgal, Executive Assistant Director, Information and Technology Branch, FBI

Larry Wilson, CISO,University of Massachusetts President's Office

Moderator: Don Anderson, SVP & CIO, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Emerging and significant security concerns threaten the enterprise daily and are becoming more complex as you broaden the scope from internal, to supply chain, and out to the customer. Today's CISOs are expected not only to drive efficiency, transparency and strengthen information and network security, but also to implement the best technologies and practices to establish and maintain relationships with their customers. How can CISOs balance the demand for immediate, transparent access to information while maintaining security and privacy?

4:10 PM - 4:20 PM   

Express Break

4:20 PM - 5:00 PM   

EXECUTIVE PANEL: The Future Role of the Technology Executive - Going Digital

Jack Clare, SVP, Chief Information and Strategy Officer, Dunkin' Brands

Karl Hick, SVP & CIO, Shire Pharmaceuticals

James Ross, CIO Global Functions, GE

Moderator: Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy, LLC

Truly successful IT leaders are advancing the traditional CIO role by stepping up with bold, game-changing strategies for growing the business, creating value, dominating markets, and delivering innovation to a new generation of empowered and demanding customers. They are taking broader and more proactive roles in enterprise-level operational functions and shared services, forming business strategy and leading execution, and winning an increasing number of Board of Director seats.

This panel of IT executives will share their leadership, innovation and transformation strategies that have earned them recognition among the most successful IT leaders of today – and take a look ahead at what the future holds for the CIO role.

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM   

Raffle Prize Drawings and Executive Networking Reception

Platinum Partners

  • Code42

    Code42 is the leader in Insider Risk Management. Native to the cloud, Code42 Incydr rapidly detects data loss, leak, theft and sabotage as well as speeds incident response – all without lengthy deployments, complex policy management or blocking employee productivity. With Code42, security professionals can protect corporate data and reduce insider threats while fostering an open and collaborative culture for employees. Backed by security best practices and control requirements, Code42’s Insider Risk solution is FedRAMP authorized and can be configured for GDPR, HIPAA, PCI and other regulatory frameworks.

Gold Partners

  • Tamr

    Tamr simplifies and automates data preparation for procurement analytics, customer data integration and other business problems, so organizations can get to business insights faster. The Tamr platform combines human insight with machine learning algorithms to unify and prepare data across data silos for analytics. Tamr customers include Amgen, Biogen Idec, Cinch, GE, Merck, Novartis, Roche, Siemens, Thomson Reuters and Toyota. Based in Cambridge, Mass., Tamr was founded in 2013 by database industry veterans Andy Palmer, Mike Stonebraker and Ihab Ilyas with George Beskales, Daniel Bruckner and Alex Pagan.
  • ServiceNow

    ServiceNow makes work, work better for people. Our cloud-based platform and products streamline and simplify how work gets done.
  • 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.
  • Info-Tech Research Group

    Info-Tech Research Group was established in 1997 and is currently the world’s fastest growing and most innovative information technology research and advisory company, proudly serving over 35,000 IT professionals. We produce unbiased and highly relevant IT research to help CIOs and IT leaders make strategic, timely, and well informed decisions. Focused on providing practical research solutions to help IT professionals implement key projects and build core processes we partner closely with IT teams to provide everything they need from actionable tools to analyst guidance. Info Tech helps CIOs and their teams drive measurable results and enhanced decision making through our data driven approach evolving the value of IT to their organization.

  • Information Builders Inc.

    Information Builders provides the industry's most scalable software solutions for data management and analytics. We help organizations operationalize and monetize their data through insights that drive action. Our integrated platform for business intelligence (BI), analytics, data integration, and data quality, combined with our proven expertise, delivers value faster, with less risk. We believe data and analytics are the drivers of digital transformation, and we’re on a mission to help our customers capitalize on new opportunities in the connected world. Visit us at and follow us on Twitter at @infobldrs.
  • CenturyLink

    CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company enabling millions of customers to transform their businesses and their lives through innovative technology solutions. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, Big Data analytics and IT consulting, and operates more than 55 data centers in North America, Europe and Asia. The company provides broadband, voice, video, data and managed services over a robust 250,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 300,000-route-mile international transport network.

Supporting Partners

  • Workday, Inc.

    Workday is a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources. Founded in 2005, Workday delivers financial management, human capital management, planning, and analytics applications designed for the world’s largest companies, educational institutions, and government agencies. Organizations ranging from medium-sized businesses to Fortune 50 enterprises have selected Workday.
  • Delphix

    Delphix’s mission is to empower businesses to accelerate innovation through data. In a world where every company is becoming a data company, the Delphix Dynamic Data Platform gives teams self-service access to secure, personal data environments to fuel application development, analytics, and AI while also minimizing data risk.

Research Partners

  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise

    Hewlett Packard Enterprise is an industry leading technology company that enables customers to go further, faster. With the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio, spanning the cloud to the data center to workplace applications, our technology and services help customers around the world make IT more efficient, more productive and more secure.

Strategic Partners

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Russell Reynolds Associates

    Russell Reynolds Associates is a premier provider of senior-level executive search and assessment, serving clients globally for 40 years. We advise our clients on recruiting and retaining outstanding and impactful leaders, and help them mitigate the risks associated with senior level appointments. We are a private firm with 39 offices across North and South America, Europe and Asia/Pacific, covering all major business regions including Africa, Eastern Europe and Russia, the Middle East and the South Pacific. We leverage our collective expertise to identify and assess leaders who can support the growth and success of our client organizations. Our 300 experienced consultants are supported by a global research network We complete more than 2,000 assignments annually, across a broad range of industries and functional roles.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Alliance Partners

  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.

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