Past Summits

2016 London CIO Executive Leadership Summit

Four Seasons London at Park Lane, London, England

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

  • Richard Cammish
    Group CIO
    Essentra PLC


  • Gavin Colman
    Partner, Global Technology & Services Practice
    Heidrick & Struggles

    Gavin Colman is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ London office and is a member of the global Technology & Services Practice.

    With over 10 years experience in executive search, Gavin works with companies across various sectors to fill their senior IT roles (e.g., CIO, CTO) and with technology companies to fill the broad range of executive roles.

    Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Gavin was a partner at a boutique executive search firm as the head of their technology and CIO division. Previously, Gavin was an executive director at an international search firm.

    Gavin began his earlier career at Accenture, working on systems integration, business process reengineering, programme management and change management projects, primarily in the financial services and government sectors.

    Gavin received his MA in economics and accountancy from Aberdeen University.

  • Kevin Haskew
    Haskew & Associates

    Kevin Haskew is an innovative and solutions-driven senior executive leader with profound IT subject matter knowledge and over 20 years of global business experience managing international M&A, IPO, private equity, manufacturing-supply chain operations, systems integration, and both IT operations and security for companies valued at over $1 billion. As a turnaround CIO, Kevin is an industry leader in driving change through creative, industry compliant solutions. His strong background in IT provides a deep understanding of how to synergize corporate systems and transform underperforming departments into rapid vehicles for growth.  With extensive international experience in European and Asian markets, Kevin is strongly positioned to work for organizations looking to expand their operations globally or restructure existing departments to focus on value and driven sustainable growth.

    Currently, Kevin serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for ON Semiconductor.  Recruited specifically for his expertise as a turnaround CIO, Kevin has redefined what IT means for the company through initiatives that have unified technology and corporate strategy with systems transformation. 

    Prior to joining ON Semiconductor, Kevin has held several CIO roles and has over 40 years of global industrial experience.

    He obtained his Master of Science in IT and Change Management from Sheffield Hallam University and holds an MBA from Sheffield Business School, as well as a diploma in Management Studies from Derby Polytechnic, and a Higher National Diploma of Mechanical Engineering from Stockport.

    Kevin is a Fellow of the British Computer Society, as well as a Chartered Engineer and IT Professional.

  • John Iannarelli
    Former FBI Special Agent and Senior Executive Advisor

    John G. Iannarelli recently retired from the FBI after more than 20 years of service, during which he was a member of the SWAT Team and participated in the investigations of the Oklahoma City Bombing, the 9/11 attack, and the Congresswoman Gabriel Giffords shooting.  John previously served at FBI Headquarters as their national spokesperson and on the Cyber Division Executive staff.  In Phoenix, John was the Cyber squad supervisor before promotion to Assistant Special Agent in Charge, the number two position overseeing all Criminal, Cyber, and Counter Intelligence investigations throughout Arizona.  John has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Computer Science for his contributions to the field of cyber investigations.

    John is the author of several other books, to include Why Teens Fail and What to Fix, a parents’ guide to protecting their children from Internet predators and other dangers, and Information Governance Security, how businesses can protect their sensitive data from loss or compromise.  His recently released How to Stop A Terrorist, is a guide for the average person to recognize and help prevent terrorism. John is a highly sought after speaker and has presented to Fortune 500 companies, domestic and international audiences, the United Nations, and the Vatican where he met personally with Pope Francis to discuss the evolution of cyber crime.

    A former San Diego Police Officer and a graduate of the University of San Diego School of Law, to include studies of international criminal and civil law at Oxford, England, John is also an attorney admitted to the practice of law in California, Maryland and the District of Columbia. He is currently a private consultant, whose clients have included the both the FBI and a national professional sports league.

  • Bill Limond
    Former CIO
    National Health Insurance Co, Qatar Supreme Council of Health

    Over 20 years’ Board Director level responsibility for Change Programs as CIO, Group IT Director & Program Director. Organisations: City of London, British Gas, Transport for London, BAESystems, McKinsey, Qatar National Health Insurance, Alghanim Ind., Audit Commission, Pilkington, Service Corp. Intnl & Dept for Education.

  • Alan McHugh
    Director of Investigations
    U.S. Embassy London

  • Yuri Misnik
    Global Head of Digital IT, Digital CIO

  • 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.

  • Sven Petersen
    Egon Zehnder

    Sven Petersen, based in London, advises clients on leadership talent in the technology, digital, and communications sectors. Sven leads Egon Zehnder’s Information Technology Officers Practice in the UK and is active in the firm’s Leadership Strategy Services Practice. He does senior level executive and non-executive work for PLCs as well as private and PE portfolio businesses. Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Sven was Founder and Managing Director of P5 Management in London. Previously, he was a Senior Consultant with Fathom Partners and an Associate with the media advisory firm Spectrum Strategy Consultants, both in London. Sven earned an MSc in Executive Coaching from Ashridge Business School and a BSc in International Relations from London School of Economics and Political Science.

  • John Raucci
    Director of Investigations
    National Football League

    John G. Raucci is the former Assistant Director of the FBI's Human Resources Division.  He is now employed as the Director of Investigations for the National Football League.  

    A 25-year veteran of the FBI, John Raucci was born and raised in ChicagoIllinois. He earned both his undergraduate degree (Business Administration) and his graduate degree from colleges in the state of Illinois, and also earned a law degree from the Detroit College of Law. Raucci joined the FBI in 1987 as a Special Agent, and was assigned to field operation assignments in Phoenix, Arizona; Detroit, Michigan; Chicago, Illinois, and Jackson, Mississippi.  

    Raucci was promoted to FBI Headquarters in 1998 and assigned to the Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) and the Inspection Division.  He served three separate executive tours at FBI Headquarters, including a 2004 assignment as the Chief of the Security Operations Section of the Security Division. 

    In December 2006, Raucci was promoted to the position/rank of Assistant Director overseeing, among other things, the administrative services of the FBI.  In July 2009, Raucci was selected to oversee FBI operations in London, England, and to serve as the FBI on-scene executive for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

    Raucci retired from the FBI in September 2012, for a position with the NFL.  He is married and has four adult children.

  • Todd Renner
    Assistant Legal Attache, London

    Federal Bureau of Investigation Representative to the United Kingdom, Ireland, Guernsey, Jersey, and The Isle of Man whose chief mission is to establish and maintain liaison with principal law enforcement services regarding complex financial crime investigations, foreign bribery and anti-corruption investigations, anti money laundering and general criminal investigative matters.

  • Dave Roberts
    Supervisor, District 3
    County of San Diego, CA

    In the three years since Dave Roberts was elected to the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, he has earned a reputation for energetic leadership, collaboration and service to constituents. 

    His focus on improved public safety has him working closely with the Deputy Sheriffs' Association, Police Officers Association, Sheriff Bill Gore and District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis.  His other legislative priorities include the County’s foster care and adoption services, domestic and child abuse, the groundbreaking Alzheimer’s Project, renewable energy alternatives and conservation and open space preservation.  He has worked effectively with the other Board members to achieve a triple-A credit rating for the County, with a healthy reserve fund, no deferred maintenance and no new taxes.

    Dave brought experience from the public, private and nonprofit sectors to his position as the Third District Supervisor.  Prior to his election, Dave completed two terms on the Solana Beach City Council and served as the city’s Mayor and Deputy Mayor. He began his public service as a Commissioner for the Solana Beach Budget and Finance Committee and Vice Chair for the Friends of the Solana Beach Library.

    Dave is a former corporate officer for SAIC, a Fortune 500 company. He also founded, owns and operates his own multi-state real estate management company and was a senior manager for the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, an international nonprofit organization. In that role, Dave drew upon his background as an appointed health policy advisor in the Administrations of both President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush. Dave also worked for the U.S. Air Force at the Pentagon and in Europe. He played a key role in developing TRICARE, the military's health insurance system.

    Dave currently serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Supervisors, 2nd Vice President of the California State Association of Counties, Chair of SANDAG’s Shoreline Preservation Committee and as immediate past Chair of the San Dieguito River Park Joint Powers Authority.  Dave lives in Solana Beach with his family and has six children, ages 2 through 19.

  • Kevin Sealy
    Senior Client Partner; EMEA & UK CIO Practice Head
    Korn Ferry

    Mr. Sealy has 30 years of experience in the information technology industry. He specializes in appointing senior information technology professionals across all industry sectors, and has worked with many leading companies on high profile chief information officer related placements. In his previous position as a partner in IBM Business Consulting Services (formerly PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting), he led the delivery of technology strategy and systems integration work with blue-chip clients internationally. His client consulting work focused on the management of the IT organization and the delivery of complex technology and systems projects, including programme management, IT transformation, technology strategy and IT management. Mr. Sealy began his career as a graduate trainee in the IT department at Mobil Oil Company Ltd.  He holds a master's degree in physics from Oxford University. He is a member of the Institute of Business Consulting (MIBC) and a Certified Management Consultant (CMC).

  • David Smoley
    Vice President


  • Craig Walker
    Strategic Advisor, Office of the CEO

    Craig Walker joined Shell Downstream as Global CIO in July 2014. He came to this role following an assignment in Shell Trading and Supply, where he served for 6 years as the global CIO based in Houston, Texas. He is also a member of the RDS IT Executive.

    He has nearly 28 years’ experience with Shell, in both the Upstream and Downstream IT functions. During this time, he has had overseas assignments in Colombia, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, the USA and worked in the UK in both London and Aberdeen.

    Craig, who graduated in Chemical Engineering and joined Shell in 1981, also spent five years from 1998 with KPMG Consulting, where he managed strategy, large system implementations and process change programmes for major global clients.

    Craig now lives in London with his wife and has two daughters (26, 25) and a son (22). His interests are wide and varied; with top of the list being sports, theatre, music, travel, good food and great wine.

  • David Wilde
    Owner and Managing Director and NED
    DWilde Consulting


7:30 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

8:50 AM - 9:30 AM  

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Summoning the Courage to Lead and Drive Innovation

Richard Cammish, Global CIO, Coats plc

Dave Roberts, CIO, Radius Payment Solutions

David Smoley, CIO, AstraZeneca

David Wilde, CIO, Essex County Council

Moderator: Bill Limond, Former CIO,National Health Insurance Co, Qatar Supreme Council of Health

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 DISCUSSION: Leadership in Times of Globalization

Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy, LLC

Craig Walker, VP & CIO Shell Downstream, Shell International Petroleum Company

Successful leaders of today must exude openness, collaboration and transparency to stay relevant in their roles. This session welcomes audience participation as Hunter and Craig discuss the impact of globalization affecting technology leaders today and into the future.

10:40 AM - 11:10 AM  

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

11:10 AM - 11:50 AM  

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

Alan McHugh, U.S. Embassy London

John Raucci, Director of Investigations, National Football League

Todd Renner, Assistant Legal Attaché, London,FBI

Moderator: John Iannarelli, Former Senior Executive Advisor, FBI

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?

11:50 AM - 1:00 PM  


1:00 PM - 1:40 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.

1:40 PM - 2:00 PM  

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM  

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Strategic Leadership in a World of Accelerated Change

Gavin Colman, Partner, Global Technology & Services Practice, Heidrick & Struggles

Sven Petersen, Partner, Egon Zehnder International

Kevin Sealy, Senior Client Partner; EMEA & UK CIO Practice Head, Korn Ferry

Moderator: Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy

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.

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM  

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: Transforming IT at AstraZeneca

David Smoley, CIO, AstraZeneca

After joining AstraZeneca just three years ago, David Smoley has repositioned IT for a competitive advantage through a massive transformation.

In this candid interview,Hunter Mullerwill askDavid how he ledthe transformation of a 26B company so successfully.

3:00 PM - 3:20 PM  

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

3:20 PM - 4:00 PM  

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

Kevin Haskew, SVP & CIO, ON Semiconductor

Yuri Misnik, Global Head of Digital IT, Digital CIO, HSBC

Moderator: Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy

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.

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM  

Raffle Prizes and Executive Networking Reception

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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