Digital disruption is ushering a new wave of business model innovations. Because digital transformation is a journey, the CIO and other members of the C-suite must recognize that new technologies and emerging innovations represent continual change. As technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence and hyper-convergence offer new ways for doing business, the CIO is uniquely positioned to deliver bold, game-changing leadership, engender transformational innovation, and steer the enterprise into the next era of digital business.
The leadership traits and skills required by technology leaders to help champion customer-centric efforts will be the focal point of the 2017 Charlotte CIO Executive Leadership Summit.
Former EVP & Chief Operating Officer
The Home Savings Bank
Global SAP Leader
The Hershey Company
SVP, Head of IT
Arch Mortgage Insurance Company
Former Chariman & CEO - Retired
Chief Information Officer
Director, BXO Technology
Finance of America Holdings
Executive Security Consultant/CISO
The Halo Group, Inc.
Chief Technology Officer and Associate VP of IT
University of North Carolina System
Former Chief Security Officer, VP
SVP, Contact Center Analytics & Reporting/Workforce Planning
President of CrowdStrike Services and CSO
Faros Consulting Group
Chief Information Officer/Security Officer
Head of Patient Services IT
Former FBI Special Agent and Senior Executive Advisor
Senior IT Executive
Ally Bank Consumer and Commercial Products
Former Chief Information Officer
Former Vice President of Business Technology
Industry Advisory to DHS Cyberstorm
US Department of Homeland Security
Certified Executive, Leadership & Career Coach
Paragon Coaching Group
SVP IT & Operations
Northwood Office, LLC
EVP & CIO
First Citizens Bank
Charlotte Area Technology Collaborative
Co-Founder & Managing Director
VP Enterprise Solutions & Support
Compass Group North America
Director of Enterprise Digital Solutions
Vice President, Architecture, Innovation and Cloud
RBC Bank US
IT Services Management Executive
Independent Director, Elevate Credit
CIO, PayPal (Retired)
SVP, Technology Business Management
Dr. Valerie Truesdale
Assistant Executive Director
AASA, The School Superintendents Association
wIT Management Consulting
Chris Bedi is the CIO at ServiceNow and is focused on driving enterprise-wide digital transformation efforts to accelerate growth and create scale. In addition, he is an industry thought leader on digital transformation, advanced automation, and practical AI/ML adoption in the enterprise, and works closely with many of the world’s leading CIOs to address key industry issues.
Prior to joining ServiceNow, Chris served as CIO of JDS Uniphase, where he was responsible for IT, workplace services, and indirect procurement. Prior to JDSU, he held various executive positions at VeriSign from April 2002 until August 2011, including CIO. Chris began his career at KPMG Consulting where he drove global transformations across a diverse set of industries. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from the University of Michigan.
Shoukat Ali Bhamani
VP, CIO & CDO
Schaeffler Group Americas
Shoukat Ali Bhamani is the Chief Information & Digital Officer (CIO & CDO) for the Schaeffler Group Americas, a global automotive, industrial & aerospace manufacturer with $3.2B revenue and 13,000 employees in Americas. Over the past 20 years, Shoukat has led several operational and strategic business functions to support a double digit growth in the manufacturing environment. This includes Strategic Planning, General Management, R&D, Program Management, Quality Systems, Continuous Improvement, Process Management and IT. His effective transformation leadership has successfully integrated the IT and business priorities via program management, roadmaps, goals, KPIs and strategic initiatives, across multiple platforms & business units, nationally & internationally. Resulting in a uniform SAP landscape region wide, measurable business improvements, increased sales opportunities, optimized business processes & supply chain, efficient technology & infrastructure, IT cost transparency, and a high performance IT team to support business growth & strategy. He has now taken over the responsibility of digital transformation and is in the process of prioritizing business needs, establishing talents and executing digital solutions.
His business experience includes 10+ years of successful customer relationships to manage key programs & business development to support a significant increase in market share and bottom line. His R&D contribution includes several new product development initiatives to meet the market challenges of new innovation and technology. His international experience includes major programs across multiple platforms & business units, including product development, manufacturing, investment, cost reduction & IT projects in US, Canada, Mexico, Japan & Germany. Shoukat received his Bachelor's (NED) and Master's (McGill) degrees in Mechanical Engineering, and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University. He lives in Fort Mill, SC with his wife and two children.
Director, Business Intelligence
Jenny Blackburn is the Director, Business Intelligence. She provides overall leadership and strategic direction for Business Intelligence teams that create various classes of BI applications, including dashboards, scorecards, reporting applications, visualization, and other advanced analytical applications. This position requires her to working closely with multiple business partners to turn their business strategy and objectives into differentiating business intelligence solutions.
Jenny has 10+ years of experience at TWC in various leadership and quality assurance roles, while part of the data warehouse team within IT. She has knowledge and experience in establishing, growing, and leading evolving organizations across project management, development, business analysis, and quality assurance disciplines; in defining and evolving processes and procedures; in relationship building; in understanding business data/solutions; in adapting quickly to change; and in maintaining a highly motivated and engaged team in challenging business environments. Jenny is committed to building and maintaining strong partnerships with the business, to the delivery high quality solutions, and to continuous improvement.
Prior to joining Time Warner Cable, Jenny started her career as a Programmer/Analyst for Wachovia Bank. She then joined Electronic Data Systems as a consultant which allowed her to acquire knowledge and skills in several industries and in several Information Technology disciplines.
Jenny currently resides in Charlotte, NC.
VP & CIO
Doug Debrecht is vice president and chief information officer at B/E Aerospace. B/E Aerospace is the world’s leading manufacturer of aircraft cabin interior products. Mr. Debrecht has been involved at B/E over the last 5 years in a transformation of the IT organization into a business partner with a number of key programs including an ERP implementation, data warehouse design and construction, security overhaul, and application standardization. In addition, he has worked with the business to integrate 2-3 acquisitions a year into the standard environment.
Mr. Debrecht came to B/E in April 2012 after 5 years with Chemtura, a specialty chemicals manufacturer based in Connecticut where he served as VP and CIO. Previously, Mr. Debrecht served with the Raytheon company for 12 years where he had been VP and CIO of Raytheon International from 2004-2007 and VP and CIO of Raytheon Aircraft from 2001-2004. Prior to that, he held positions of increasing responsibility at Raytheon’s Aircraft Integration Services division and Emerson Electric Company in St. Louis, Mo.
Mr. Debrecht has significant global experience, strong technical, planning, and implementation skills, a solid understanding of ERP including SAP and JD Edwards, successful IT transformation experience, and a deep commitment to the business-IT partnership.
Mr. Debrecht earned his bachelor’s degree in physics and master’s degree in engineering, both at Texas A&M University.
Division Director, Information Technology
Sadie Depew is the Division Director, IT at AccruePartners, an award-winning, women-owned recruiting firm supporting both mid-size and large, Fortune 500 companies. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and has lived in the Lake Norman area ever since. With over 6 years in IT search experience in Charlotte, Sadie is a top producer of Information Technology professionals and manages a team of IT recruiters. Sadie was a committee member for the Ballantyne IT Professionals and now serves as the Vice President and Membership Board Member for Lake Norman IT Professionals. When she’s not finding talent for clients, she enjoys spending time boating or kayaking on Lake Norman with her family and trusty German Shephard, Ender Wiggin.
Chief Financial Officer
TradeKing Group, Inc
As Chief Financial Officer of TradeKing Group, Inc., Tom oversees the Company's brokerage and online advisory businesses’ finance, accounting and strategic development activities. Before co-founding TradeKing, Tom was a co-founder, partner and managing director of Baird Venture Partners, LLC, a venture capital firm based in Chicago. Prior to Baird Venture Partners, Tom served as a vice president in Robert W. Baird & Co.'s Investment Banking Group. Tom was also a senior product manager and senior analyst at Morningstar, Inc., and an associate in Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.'s Investment Banking Division. Tom earned an M.B.A. with distinction from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, an M.A. with high honors from Michigan State University and a B.A., cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame.
EVP, CIO & CDO
Marc was most recently Chief Information Officer at Sealed Air Corporation and led the global IT & Digital organization and Digital Delivery with the goal of designing and executing mission-critical business transformation programs.
Working in close coordination with Sealed Air divisions, R&D and other functions, he was key to articulating and driving Sealed Air’s digital strategy. This strategy led to new business opportunities and generated revenue growth by applying new, even disruptive, technology products, services and solutions to meet customers’ needs.
In addition to fueling innovation, Marc was responsible for Sealed Air’s IT systems and assets globally, and ensured that technologies align with the objectives and priorities of the business. He was also responsible for process improvement, automation and digital initiatives throughout the company to streamline operations and improve bottom-line profitability.
Under Marc’s leadership, state-of-the-art technology and processes, aligned with world-class talent, and enhancing customer support, intimacy and loyalty, leading to profitable growth.
In 2018, Marc received the Charlotte CIO of The Year® Orbie® Award in the Super Global category. Under his leadership, Sealed Air received the CIO 100 Award for exemplifying the highest level of operational and strategic excellence tied to innovative digital solutions. Marc has been named one of the Top Technology Executives to Watch by thought leadership research group, HMG Strategy.
With more than 20 years of IT leadership experience, Marc has worked in a variety of industries covering energy and environmental technology, biotechnology, international aerospace and defense, and government security. Throughout his career, he has successfully led all facets of IT, including largescale technology rollouts, implementing new business concepts and delivering innovative business solutions.
Marc sits on Advisory boards for the Global CIO Executive Summit, PTC, Insight Venture Management, FireMon and Nutanix. He is also a member of the CNBC Technology Executive Council. Marc has been published numerous times in technology and business journals.
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.
Emmeline Kuhn is a Consultant in Leathwaite's Global Operations and Technology Practice. The practice partners with global financial services, technology, fintech, telecommunications, energy, healthcare and retail businesses to assist them with benchmarking, executive search and market intelligence. With a 20 year heritage of working successfully with organisations across the globe, the practice is dedicated to unearthing exceptional IT and Operations officers, from established and emerging cultures and markets, making appointments into nations spanning Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle-East.
Prior to joining Leathwaite, Emmeline worked as a Principal for Korn Ferry’s Global Financial Markets practice for 6 years and served as an advisor to many of Korn Ferry’s corporate clients within the operations and technology sectors. She has placed Chief Information and Technology Officers and their direct reports as well as Chief Operations Officers across multiple industries. Ms. Kuhn joined Korn Ferry from Fleishman Hillard, where she served as Managing Supervisor for the Global Financial Investor Relations and Communications Practice.
Prior to her role at Fleishman Hillard, Ms. Kuhn served as Research Director at Icahn Associates. There, she oversaw business development and operations strategy for Icahn Enterprises, including efforts to propose and sustain corporate governance structures within the holding companies. She was also involved in fulfilling investor relations duties for Icahn Associates. From 2005 to 2007, Ms. Kuhn served as a research analyst for Morgan Stanley Investment Management.
Ms. Kuhn holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of St. Andrews, Scotland and a Masters of Science in International Relations from London School of Economics.
Michael LaVallee is a Managing Partner at Jobplex, Inc., a DHR International Company. Jobplex leads the recruiting industry in offering diversified search services for the emerging, next-generation executive, thereby complementing DHR International’s senior-level executive search practice. He brings over 35 years of retained executive search experience to his role with Jobplex. Prior to joining Jobplex, Michael led searches for his own boutique search firm, LaVallee & Associates, which he founded in 1986 in Winston-Salem, NC.
Michael has also spent time recruiting for other search firms, including Heidrick & Struggles and Coleman Lew & Associates. Michael was recruited to Heidrick & Struggles to help launch their Leaders Onlineprogram, focused on extending exceptional recruitment service to line-of-business executives seeking to build out strong, diverse teams. When it comes to searches, Michael brings a hands-on approach to his clients, ensuring the highest level of service, earning their respect as a trusted advisor and good business partner. His clients appreciate his responsiveness and high-touch communication throughout the process
Michael strives to find promotable candidates with high potential, that are a seamless fit for the culture of the company and the best possible choice for the role. To help clients make these decisions with confidence, he dives deep into research of the candidate pool, assesses behavioral patterns, and conducts in-depth 360-degree interviews with the management, colleagues, and direct reports of the candidate.
At LaVallee & Associates, Michael completed over 275 searches, servicing mid-cap, private equity, ESOP, hi-tech and Fortune 500 public companies. Michael is a generalist and has completed searches within many industries and roles, but his specialty has been finding Information Technology leaders, across all areas of the enterprise and IT functions. He has received industry recognition for his work in the Technology area and has been an invited speaker and panelist at Technology industry conferences and forums.
Michael was recruited to Jobplex to help grow the business, with focus on Advanced Technology, Industrial, Financial, and Marketing leaders. The Jobplex brand is excited to have Michael join the team.
Michael is a member of the Board of Advisors for the North Carolina Technology Association. Outside of work, Michael has been an active member of the Reynolda Rotary Club and Youth Soccer Coach.
He holds a BS in Business from Wake Forest University, where he was a two-year starter on the Football Team. Michael resides in Winston-Salem, NC with his wife, and has four grown children.
Senior IT Executive
Certified Executive, Leadership & Career Coach
Paragon Coaching Group
President & CEO
Hunter Muller is a charismatic industry pioneer and a modern-day Renaissance Man. As a global C-suite advisor and coach for the past 30 years, Hunter’s insights and concepts have been successfully applied by Fortune 1000 organizations worldwide to accelerate executive performance, propel the career ascent of C-level executives, and to drive transformative innovation and create new waves of value.
Hunter is the President and CEO of HMG Strategy, LLC, the largest independent, objective, transparent and collaborative executive network in the world. HMG focuses on innovation and breakthrough strategies for core, parallel and new markets while studying the most successful organizations eco-systems and platforms such as Amazon and Microsoft.
HMG Strategy is the provider of thought leadership and networking events for CIOs, CISOs, and senior technology executives. HMG Strategy offers a unique, integrated model for enabling C-level executives and their companies to draw upon courageous leadership to reimagine, reinvent, and rebuild their business models to attain the genius-level thinking required in today’s dynamic business landscape to achieve competitive advantage in the digital frontier.
Hunter's passion for the role of the technology executive in transforming the business is reflected in the 7 Pillars of Trust which embody HMG Strategy's unique business model.
Complementing HMG Strategy’s world-renowned events is HMGNextVentures, a venture capital accelerator aimed at helping connect CIOs with the most innovative technology companies and entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley to Tel Aviv. HMG Strategy also partners with the world’s leading venture capital firms, including Amplify Partners, Greylock Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Sequoia Capital. HMG Strategy connects CEOs, CIOs, and other C-level executives with startup technologies backed by the leading VCs to identify opportunities for innovation and business transformation.
Meanwhile, HMG Strategy’s award-winning Research Team advises the world’s technology companies such as Adobe, Nutanix, and Workday on branding, messaging, and Voice of the Customer strategies.
Hunter has published five that draw from his extensive business experience: The Transformational CIO (Wiley, March 2011), On Top of the Cloud (Wiley, January 2012), Leading the Epic Revolution (Wiley, September 2013) and The Big Shift in IT Leadership (Wiley, July 2015) and The CEO of Technology (Wiley, January 2018). Hunter is now working on his sixth book: 'Enterprise 2025', which is slated to be published in January 2020. As a result, Hunter’s unique position of knowing the thoughts, challenges, and opportunities of the IT Leader, he is asked to speak at a variety of venues such as IBM’s Cloud Expo and on TheStreet.com.
Hunter and HMG Strategy support a variety of charitable causes, including the American Cancer Society, Save the Children, and Year Up, and Hunter personally gives back his time and ideas as a member of the Executive Committee of the Fairfield/Westchester Chapter of the Society for Information Management.
An intrepid international athlete, Hunter is an ardent yacht racer, a world-class skier, and an extreme fitness guru. Hunter is passionate about ocean and mountain adventures and spending time with his sons, Chase and Brice.
Hunter earned a Bachelor of Science in the Babson College School of Management.
Executive Search Partners LLC
John W Murdock is Partner with Executive Search Partners, a nationwide search firm since 2002, specializing in senior Information Technology appointments. Murdock, like all ESP partners, distinctively draws on his thirty years of experience as a former IT executive and leader. Having successfully acquired, built, and delivered business enabling solutions and services to large multinational Insurance and Banking companies. Such as, CIO VP and Board member at GMAC Insurance; VP IT for First Union (Wells Fargo); VP IT for Huntington Bank; and President for Systems Task Group, Intl (Majesco).
Since Murdock "grew up" in IT, and then effectively transitioned to executive search, he understands what it takes at all levels with providing the best senior IT professionals to hiring executives.
Murdock is an active member of SIM Charlotte, providing leadership to the board, as Sponsorship chair, and as an advisor to SIM’s Members in Transition group. Recently he gathered commitments from thirty sponsors to contribute $80,000+ for Charlotte region STEM initiatives. Additionally, he serves as an Account Manager in the SE for SIM’s Regional Leadership Forum, widely known as SIM RLF.
John holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Michigan State University, attended various Business, IT and Executive Management programs throughout his career. … Yet his tenure as leader and manager of people processes and technology have provided his greatest lessons and accomplishments.
As Chief Information Security Officer for LPL Financial, Mr. Powell is responsible for information security and cyber risk management activities, which includes; defining and managing the IT security policies and developing strategies for the application of technology to meet regulatory requirements.Mr. Powell has more than 16 years information security and risk management experience with over 11 years in the financial services industry. He joined LPL Financial in 2015 from TIAA, where he most recently served as Managing Director of Security Operations, responsible for threat detection, incident response, investigations, and vulnerability management. During his tenure at TIAA, James built and led several teams/functions focusing on Cybersecurity and Risk Management disciplines. Earlier in his career, Mr. Powell spent six years with Bristol-Myers Squibb Company as a senior information security advisor.
President & CTO
Senior Manager Asset Protection and Investigations
Co-Founder & Managing Director
SVP, Technology Business Management
Chris Terhune is the Senior Vice President for Technology Business Management for Business Technology Services at LPL Financial, the nation's largest independent broker-dealer based on total revenue. He is responsible for managing the project portfolio used to deliver the best technology solutions for LPL Financial advisors, partners and employees. Included within the scope of the portfolio is audit & technology risk, communications, financial management and resource management.
Technology at LPL Financial is driven by a commitment of continuous innovation to provide proprietary technology to almost 14,000 financial advisors and over 700 financial institutions. LPL's solutions are focused on efficiency, accuracy and informed advice. Advisors and institutions benefit from leading advisory and account servicing, robust trading functionality, integrated mobile solutions, a streamlined office suite to support digital delivery and advanced risk management capabilities.
Prior to joining LPL Financial in 2013, Mr. Terhune was director of production performance and testing for Dell Online, Dell’s ecommerce suite of applications and one of the largest ecommerce applications globally. Previous experience at Dell included leading application development for multiple manufacturing application suites.
Mr. Terhune also has experience managing and leading application development at Miller Industries, Frito-Lay and Mobil Oil.
Mr. Terhune has a Bachelor of Business Administration in computer information systems from Stephen F. Austin state university in Nacogdoches, Texas. He also has a Master of Business Administration degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.
Joe Topinka is a recognized game-changing career CIO, author, and executive coach. His ground-breaking book, IT Business Partnerships: A Field Guide, helps individuals and companies bridge the chasm between business stakeholders and IT Organizations to achieve exponential results. In 2013 Joe was voted CIO of the year by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. Joe is the founder and chief coach of CIO Mentor, a consultancy where he is known for his pragmatic approach and delivering measurable results. He is Vice Chair of the BRM Institute’s Executive Council and CIO of SnapAV in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Managing Director, Cyber Risk Services
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.
Enterprise Product Marketing
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Registration, Breakfast and Networking
8:30 AM - 8:50 AM
Welcome and Introduction
Marc Hamer, Corporate VP, Digital and Global CIO, Sealed Air and Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy
8:50 AM - 9:30 AM
EXECUTIVE PANEL: Reimagining the Enterprise in the Next Era of the Digital Age
Doug Debrecht, Vice President and CIO, B/E Aerospace
Stephan LeMoine, CIO, Cree
Joe Topinka, CIO, SnapAV
Elaine Zelby, Director Executive Programs, Capriza
Moderator: Shoukat Ali Bhamani, CIO, CPO & VP Digitization, Schaeffler Group Americas
Truly successful leaders are advancing the traditional leadership 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 executives will share their leadership, innovation and transformation strategies that have earned them recognition among the most successful leaders of today – and take a look ahead at reimagining the enterprise in the next era of the digital age.
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners
10:00 AM - 10:40 AM
EXECUTIVE KEYNOTE: Transforming Business Applications into Systems of Engagement
Elaine Zelby, Director Executive Programs, Capriza
Companies have invested millions of dollars and decades of work into automating and customizing their business applications only to find that complex user experiences have hindered their ability to achieve any real productivity or enhanced customer experience. Harnessing the power of existing business applications in the mobile era requires putting the user in the center and abstracting the base application to create one-minute workflows that enable users to do something quickly on a mobile device.
In this session, Capriza will discuss: How you can transform your business applications from systems of record into systems of engagement, enabling employees across the organization to maximize the one-minute mobile moment; examples of companies extending the reach of existing business applications to employees in ways never before available; and how you can deliver mobile solutions that empower lines of business in weeks not months.
10:40 AM - 11:10 AM
Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners
11:10 AM - 11:40 AM
EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: The New Role of the CIO
Marc Hamer, Corporate VP, Digital and Global CIO, Sealed Air Corporation
Hunter Muller will interview Marc Hamer on how he is driving the digital strategic agenda at Sealed Air Corporation. A skilled and innovative leader, Marc has focused his team on enabling and executing the business strategy of the CEO/companies vision.
11:40 AM - 12:10 PM
EXECUTIVE PANEL: Change Begins with Powerful Leadership
Sadie Depew, Division Director, Information Technology, Accrue Partners
Emmeline Kuhn, Principal, Global Financial Markets Practice, Korn Ferry
Michael LaValle, Managing Partner, LaVallee & Associates
John Murdock, Partner, Executive Search Partners LLC
Moderator: Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy
The secret sauce to driving transformational change is compelling leadership where senior executives clearly communicates the mission and inspire employees to strive for greatness. But driving organizational change is no easy task, especially in long-established companies where cultural roots run deep.
This session will explore the leadership qualities that search recruiters look for in senior executives along with the leadership techniques that foster long-term success.
12:10 PM - 1:10 PM
Apparo News - Kim Lanphear, Executive Director, Apparo
NCTA News - Brooks Raiford, CEO, North Carolina Technology Association
Presentation of the HMG Strategy 2017 Regional Champion Awards
1:10 PM - 1:50 PM
EXECUTIVE KEYNOTE: The CIO Imperative: Journey to Lightspeed Enterprise
Chris Bedi, CIO, ServiceNow
What is the future of work in the enterprise? Too many companies are stuck in the old model where requests, incidents, and HR cases get done via unstructured paths in emails, phone calls or texts. This approach constrains business velocity which is desperately needed to be competitive. The winners will operate and innovate faster than their competition. To succeed, organizations need to become a LightSpeed Enterprise.
This session will explore the journey to the LightSpeed Enterprise including frameworks around key goals and metrics, organizational implications and risks along with practical experience.
1:50 PM - 2:10 PM
Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners
2:10 PM - 2:50 PM
EXECUTIVE PANEL: Meeting the Evolving Challenges of Cyber Risk Management
James Powell, SVP & CISO, LPL Financial
Kevin Rice, Senior Manager Asset Protection and Investigations, Herbalife
James Turgal, Executive Assistant Director, Information and Technology Branch, FBI
Moderator: John Iannarelli, Former Senior Executive Advisor, FBI
Today's CISOs are expected not only to effectively identify and mitigate cyber threats but also to meet rising governance requirements. This includes addressing the expectations of the audit committee and tackling heightened regulatory requirements.
This panel will explore the challenges being faced by CISOs in managing the intricacies of cyber risk management along with best practices for balancing governance requirements while minimizing operational disruption and the business impact of cyber threats.
2:50 PM - 3:20 PM
Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners
3:20 PM - 4:00 PM
HMG GLOBAL INNOVATION INSTITUTE DIGITAL SERIES: Silicon Valley Luminaries on Emerging Technologies You Should Know About
Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy
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.
Dan Roselli, Co-Founder & Managing Director, QCFintech
|4:00 PM - 4:20 PM||Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners
4:20 PM - 5:00 PM
EXECUTIVE PANEL: Identifying Future Trends That Will Impact the Enterprise
Jenny Blackburn, Director, Business Intelligence, Charter Communications
Coleen McCray, Director, Major Corporate Initiatives, INMAR
AJ Ratani, President and CTO, Red Ventures
Chris Terhune, SVP, Technology Business Management Business Technology Services
Moderator: Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy
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.
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Raffle Prizes and Networking Reception
Capriza modernizes your business by simplifying and mobilizing your critical workflows. Capriza's end-to-end simplification platform enables IT and lines of business to mobile-enable critical business workflows in a matter of days without any coding, APIs, or integration. The solution is applicable for packaged applications such as SAP, Oracle, Salesforce as well as custom built solutions. Capriza disrupts the speed and economics of the journey by extending the capability of legacy applications, in a simple and useable way, onto any smartphone, tablet or desktop. Founded in 2011 by former executives of Mercury Interactive, Capriza is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, and is funded by Andreessen Horowitz, CRV, Tenaya Capital, Harmony Partners and Allen & Company.http://www.capriza.com
ServiceNow makes work, work better for people. Our cloud-based platform and products streamline and simplify how work gets done.https://www.servicenow.com/
At the forefront of Talent Workforce Solutions, AccruePartners is your source for today’s top talent. Our proven business systems combined with an unwavering commitment elevates our practice to the forefront of the recruiting industry. With predictable precision, we deliver top-tier workforce solutions across the United States meeting the demands of a dynamic business environment for mid-size and large, Fortune 500 companies. Powered with insightful market intelligence and an unrivaled depth of expertise, we are positioned to provide clients, candidates and consultants with actionable results. Whether you have a local need or your search requires a national reach, our team of seasoned recruiters consistently delivers a match for every search.http://accruepartners.com/
Apptio is the leading software to fuel digital transformation. We help technology and finance leaders make smart decisions as they plan, analyze, and optimize technology investments in pursuit of digital transformation. Apptio’s software uses machine learning to translate technology costs and utilization across on-premises systems, vendors, projects, agile and cloud systems into a holistic, business-centric view. With Apptio, IT leaders make smarter digital transformation investments.http://www.apptio.com
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.http://www.centurylink.com
Datalink, an Insight Company is a complete IT services provider that helps companies transform their technology, operations, and service delivery to meet business challenges. Combining extensive experience, a full lifecycle of services and a comprehensive approach to producing IT innovations that empower positive business outcomes, Datalink delivers success across cloud IT transformation, next generation technology, and security.https://www.datalink.com/
Digital transformation changes expectations: better service, faster delivery, with less cost. Businesses must transform to stay relevant and data holds the answers. As the world’s leader in Enterprise Cloud Data Management, we’re prepared to help you intelligently lead—in any sector, category or niche. Informatica provides you with the foresight to become more agile, realize new growth opportunities or create new inventions. With 100% focus on everything data, we offer the versatility needed to succeed. We invite you to explore all that Informatica has to offer—and unleash the power of data to drive your next intelligent disruption.https://www.informatica.com
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.https://www.purestorage.com
THE WINDSOR GROUP is an IT Service Broker helping clients evaluate and select IT services providers based on IT service definitions, unit costs, and business requirements. The Windsor Group is your strategic advisor for evaluating multiple service options available in the marketplace today. The Windsor Group leverages a unique, data-driven approach to navigate and reduce the number of options, so that clients can make a strategic business decision about sourcing IT and business services. Unlike traditional management consulting, our goal is to deliver high-quality results in short periods of time to minimize expense.http://www.windzr.com/
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.https://www.workday.com
appOrbit enables the next generation of Application Life-cycle Management for both legacy and modern apps. With appOrbit, you can create full copies of your application, including the data, and seamlessly spin up the application on any infrastructure or cloud. Why does this matter? You can test code as fast as your developers can write it, increasing the frequency of code deployments from weeks to hours. You can leverage the cloud for Dev/Test and reduce infrastructure and staffing costs by up to 50%.
Zerto helps customers accelerate IT transformation by reducing the risk and complexity of modernization and cloud adoption. By replacing multiple legacy solutions with a single IT Resilience Platform, Zerto is changing the way disaster recovery, data protection and cloud are managed. With enterprise scale, Zerto’s software platform delivers continuous availability for an always-on customer experience while simplifying workload mobility to protect, recover, and move applications freely across hybrid and multi-clouds.http://www.zerto.com/
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.https://www.hpe.com/us/en/home.html
Egon Zehnder was founded in 1964 with a distinctive vision and structure aimed at achieving two basic goals - to place our clients' interests first and to lead our profession in creating value for our clients through the assessment and recruitment of top-level management resources. The most fundamental expression of our client-first vision resides in our structure, which is unique to our profession. Our 390 consultants, operating from 63 wholly owned offices in 37 countries, are organized around a single-profit center partnership. This is designed to eliminate competitive barriers between our offices. It allows us to operate seamlessly when engagements call for us to mobilize across many offices in a country or a region. Large or small, local or global, our clients benefit from our structure by having access to our most relevant resources and relationships wherever they may reside. Underpinning this unique structure is our private ownership. We have chosen to operate our firm independent of any outside interests and are motivated solely by a desire to exceed our clients' expectations.http://www.egonzehnder.com
Heidrick & Struggles actively solves business problems for our clients every day. Through our Leadership Advisory framework, we help companies attract, develop and retain the world’s most talented individuals. For almost 60 years, we have focused on quality service and built strong leadership teams through our relationships with clients and individuals worldwide. Today, Heidrick & Struggles leadership experts operate from principal business centers in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.http://www.heidrick.com
At Korn Ferry, we design, build, attract and ignite talent. Since our inception, clients have trusted us to help recruit world-class leadership. Today, we are a single source for leadership and talent consulting services to empower businesses and leaders to reach their goals. Through our vision, research and tools across 80 offices and 3,700 employees, we convert potential into greatness. Our solutions range from executive recruitment and leadership development programs, to enterprise learning, succession planning, and recruitment process outsourcing (RPO). Organizations around the world trust Korn Ferry to manage their talent – a responsibility we meet every day with passion, expertise, integrity and results.https://www.kornferry.com
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.http://www.russellreynolds.com
Founded in 1956 and privately owned, Spencer Stuart is one of the world's leading executive search consulting firms. We are the advisor of choice among top companies seeking guidance and counsel on senior leadership needs. We have unrivalled access to leading executives around the world. Our clients range across industries, from the world's largest companies to medium-sized businesses and entrepreneurial start-ups. We operate out of 51 offices in 27 countries. Last year we conducted more than 4,000 assignments around the world. Our team of more than 300 consultants possesses a unique blend of professional search experience and industry expertise. Consultants are organized in practices and work in teams, often across international boundaries that maximize sector specialization and knowledge-sharing. These client service teams are supported by first-rate associates and researchers, and backed by state-of-the-art technology. We place quality at the center of everything we do and solicit candid feedback at every opportunity in order to continually improve our service to clients. We channel our knowledge and expertise into a wide range of publications for the benefit of existing and prospective clients.https://www.spencerstuart.com
Amplify Partners, an early-stage venture capital firm committed to redefining IT infrastructure, invests in technical entrepreneurs pursuing the multi-hundred-billion dollar Infrastructure 2.0 disruption. Amplify helps talented founders build valuable businesses by investing the right amount of early-stage capital and providing active company-building assistance. Amplify offers the unique combination of deep domain expertise, early-stage focus and a network of Venture AmplifiersTM to improve outcomes for infrastructure entrepreneurs.http://www.amplifypartners.com
Greylock Partners backs entrepreneurs who are building disruptive, market-transforming consumer and enterprise software companies. We invest in companies that define new markets, including Airbnb, AppDynamics, Cloudera, Docker, Dropbox, Facebook (Nasdaq: FB), LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD), Medium, Nextdoor, Palo Alto Networks (NYSE: PANW) and Workday (NYSE: WDAY).http://www.greylock.com
Lightspeed Ventures is a global VC firm headquartered in Silicon Valley, with offices in India, Israel, and China. With over $7 billion under management, Lightspeed invests in both enterprise and consumer tech startups from early-stage to late-stage. With over 300 active startups in the portfolio, Lightspeed has invested in companies like Brocade, Informatica, Nutanix, AppDynamics, Mulesoft, zScaler, etc. Lightspeed has also created a CIO Innovation Advisory Network to connect forward-thinking IT leaders with Silicon Valley.http://lsvp.com
Apparo believes that technology and passion can change the world. Apparo is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that connects local nonprofits in need of tech assistance to corporate volunteers, giving them access to IT education, training, and affordable solutions to effectively achieve their missions.http://www.apparo.org/
IT-oLogy is a non-profit collaboration of businesses, educational institutions, government, economic development and community organizations dedicated to growing the IT talent pipeline, fostering economic development and advancing the IT profession. The operational aspect of the organization includes the following functions: 1) Promote IT (K12) Promote IT careers to students, parents, educators and administrators and engage students through hands-on technology learning experiences 2) Provide IT Skills (higher-ed /post high school) Companies work with colleges and universities on applied business research projects and experiential learning opportunities that strengthen and align classroom skills to current and future IT business needs 3) Grow IT (IT Profession(als)) IT-oLogy works closely with IT professionals and their companies to provide innovative and life-long learning professional development opportunities
The North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA) is a not-for-profit trade association focused on advancing the state's tech industry. NCTA has 700+ member companies, organizations and institutions representing more than 200,000 North Carolina based employees. NCTA helps members grow regionally and compete globally in a myriad of ways with a focus on executive engagement, public affairs and knowledge workforce.http://www.nctechnology.org/
IT-oLogy WISE (Women in Information Technology Science and Engineering) is a program dedicated to increasing the number of women in the IT talent pipeline. Through outreach, events and networking, WISE connects and engages the IT ecosystem promoting opportunity, creating visibility and interest in IT careers for girls, college women, and advancing women in the IT profession. WISE initiatives span the IT-oLogy continuum: PROMOTE IT (K12) TEACH IT (Post High School/Higher Education) GROW IT (IT Professional). Through outreach, events, and networking, WISE connects and engages the Charlotte IT ecosystem promoting opportunity and creating visibility in IT careers for girls and advancing women in the IT profession. For information, contact Kay Read, firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-516-3633. IT-oLogy is a non-profit collaboration of businesses, academic institutions and community organizations dedicated to growing the IT talent pipeline, advancing the IT profession and fostering economic development.http://www.it-ology.org/get-connected/programs/women-in-it/
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