In today’s fast-changing business landscape, it’s not your competitors that threaten your company’s survival. It’s your organization’s willingness and capacity to disrupt its existing business model or be disrupted. Because the CIO is at the center of the digital transformation journey s/he is uniquely positioned to deliver fearless leadership, fuse emerging technologies with process redesign and people skills, partner with the C-suite and board of directors, and successfully navigate the business into the future.
The courageous leadership traits needed to foster a culture of innovation and transformation on the path to genius will be the focal point of the 2017 Philadelphia CIO Executive Leadership Summit.
Bryce Austin, CISM
Strategist & CEO
Former CIO & VP of IT
EVP & COO
President & CEO
VP & Chief Information Officer
EVP & CIO
VP & Deputy CIO
TMNA Services, LLC
Founder and President
CTS Associates, LLC
EVP Chief Digital and Technology Officer
Former VP Global IT Services, CIO
Campbell Soup Company
Managing Director, CIO/IT Practice
Alvarez & Marsal
E. Jeffrey Hutchinson
SVP & Global CIO
Principal | Chief Architect
Managing Director, Digital Transformation and CIO Practice Lead
Nice-Pak Products, Inc.
Citrix Systems, Inc.
Sr. Leader - Global Account Solutions
Christiana Care Health System
Strategere Consulting & Analytics Inc.
Sr. Director, Fintech, US East
Chief Data Officer and Head of Technology Products
Dimitris Agrafiotis, PhD, FRSC, is Chief Data Officer and Head of Technology Products at Covance. Prior to joining Covance in 2013, he spent 10 years at Johnson & Johnson where he served as VP of Informatics and Research IT. Dr. Agrafiotis received his PhD in Theoretical Chemistry from Imperial College London in 1988, and held postdoctoral fellowships at the UC Berkeley and Harvard, where he worked with Nobel laureate EJ Corey. In 1991, he joined Parke-Davis as a Senior Scientist in the computational drug design group, and in 1994 he moved to 3-Dimensional Pharmaceuticals as a founding member of its scientific staff, responsible for building the company’s informatics and computational drug design capabilities. Following a successful IPO and the acquisition of the company by Johnson & Johnson in 2003, he was appointed Senior Research Fellow and Team Leader of Molecular Design & Informatics, a position he held until 2006 when he was appointed global head of Informatics and Research IT. His work is documented in more than 90 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters and 18 issued US patents. He is a member of the Covance Global Operating Committee and the Covance Science Council, and holds two adjunct faculty appointments. In 2012 he was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry for his contributions to chemical and pharmaceutical research, and in 2016 he was named in Computerworld’s Premier 100 Technology Leaders for his technology leadership and innovative approaches to business challenges.
Founder & CEO
TAG Cyber LLC
Dr. Edward G. Amoroso is Chief Executive Officer of TAG Cyber LLC, a global cyber security advisory, training, consulting, and media services company supporting hundreds of major organizations across the world. Ed recently retired from AT&T after thirty-one years of service, beginning in Unix security R&D at Bell Labs and culminating as Senior Vice President and Chief Security Officer of AT&T from 2004 to 2016. He was elected an AT&T Fellow in 2010.
Ed has been Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at the Stevens Institute of Technology for the past twenty-nine years, where he has introduced over three thousand graduate students to the topic of information security. He is also a Research Professor in the Computer Science Department at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, and a Senior Advisor at the Applied Physics Laboratory at Johns Hopkins University. He is author of six books on cyber security, and dozens of major research and technical papers in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings.
Ed holds the BS degree in Physics from Dickinson College, the MS/PhD degrees in Computer Science from the Stevens Institute of Technology, and is a graduate of the Columbia Business School. He holds ten patents in cyber security technology, and he served previously on the Board of Directors for M&T Bank and the NSA Advisory Board.
Ed’s work has been highlighted on CNN, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. He has worked directly with four Presidential administrations on issues related to national security, critical infrastructure protection, and cyber policy. He and his wife Lee live in New Jersey and are the proud parents of three wonderfully successful Millennials.
President and COO
Pearson Partners International, Inc.
EVP & CIO
Larry Bilker is a seasoned business technology executive with extensive experience in solving complex business, technological, and organizational problems. He is currently the CIO of Pyramid Healthcare. Other roles have included CTO of First Quality Enterprises, Director of Business Architecture at AmerisourceBergen, and CIO of GE's Water & Process Technologies, as well as several consulting positions. Larry holds a BS in Optical Engineering from the University of Rochester, and is a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt.
NTT Global Networks
Managing Director, Retained Search
Fidato Partners, LLC
John leads Fidato’s Retained Search Practice focused on placing executive-level information technology, finance and accounting professionals in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Prior to joining Fidato, John spent time with a major global search firm where he worked with a number of private equity-backed, publicly-traded and Fortune 1000 clients.
Previously, John was a Partner at a boutique retained search firm where for more than 8 years he focused on client service and business development, and led the successful placement of information technology and finance executives for a wide variety of companies across all industries.
John began his career overseeing the Sales & Marketing function for a wholly-owned subsidiary of Random House, the publishing giant. He spent time living and working overseas helping to build the company’s offshore operation. During this time, he recruited and built a majority of the company’s sales force.
John has presented to a number of local outplacement and industry associations, and has published several articles on topics related to the recruitment of senior executives. He is deeply entrenched in the Philadelphia business community and has worked closely with organizations such as the Walnut Street Theatre and Philadelphia Outward Bound School. He is a graduate of Bloomsburg University and resides in Skippack, PA with his wife and two sons.
Managing Director, CIO/IT Practice
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
As Global CIO of Conair Corporation, Jon Harding holds worldwide responsibility for the company’s IT in support of both day-to-day operations, and future business growth. Harding joined Conair Corporation at the start of 2004 in the new position of Global CIO. A graduate of the University of Sheffield in England, he has 20 years of IT management experience in the consumer products industry. The Conair IT team led by Harding has completed the global rollout of a centralized ERP system that provides one central source of management information to support business growth. Along the way several acquired companies have been integrated into this central IT infrastructure in a 3 to 6 month timeframe. The IT team is customer service focused with the flexibility to meet dynamic business priorities.
SVP, Cloud Risk, Security and Regulatory Governance
Bank of America
Cindy's passion for Information Technology and Cybersecurity is a result of her hands-on and technology leadership experiences across Bank of America and IBM. She has held Director level roles in Information Security, Regulatory Compliance and Software Development and holds the prestigious CISSP (Info Systems Security) and CISA (Info Systems Auditor) certifications. Cindy is articulate and communicates complex topics easily to senior executives as well as technical staff, in small settings and large stages.
Today, Cindy manages the public cloud risk framework, which she implemented at Bank of America. She ensures that there is full coverage and adherence to regulatory requirements for all use cases, including SaaS, PaaS and IaaS. She faces off to auditors inside and outside of the bank, demonstrating that public cloud use cases are inspected, risks are identified and managed effectively. Cindy plays a leadership role in the cross-financial services industry effort to develop standard requirements for Cloud Service Providers managing financial data.
Previously, Cindy was the Security, Compliance and Risk Program Director for IBM's "Watson Platform for Health" PaaS cloud. She directed a global organization of SW developers to build secure SW that complies with regulations, including HIPAA, in an Agile environment. She managed SW application vulnerability scanning & penetration testing. Cindy performed a similar role for the IBM Analytics Cloud.
Cindy holds a B.S. degree in Computer Science from The Pennsylvania State University. She works in mid-town Manhattan and loves sports, boating and beaches.
Former CIO & VP of IT
Sandeep joined Saint Gobain in May of 2016 in the position of Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Saint Gobain Construction Products North America. He has responsibility for shaping the Information Technology (IT) strategy along with leading the Construction Products IT organization. He works closely with the leaders across Saint Gobain to ensure that IT accelerates innovation, leads and drives digital transformation, delivers against key business performance goals to help drive growth initiatives. He is also a member of the Saint Gobain Corporate Foundation Inc. Committee.
Prior to joining Saint Gobain, Sandeep held the position of Senior Director and IT Executive for Johnson and Johnson, the largest global healthcare product and drug manufacturer.
Sandeep’s career includes a leadership role of Global Technology Director for Synthes, a Medical Device Company; Senior Manager and Engagement Executive for Deloitte Consulting, where he served many Fortune 500 and global companies across the world in various industry sectors, helping them transform various business functions and delivering key and strategic engagements.
Sandeep holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from Mumbai University and maintains active membership in various internal and external CIO communities and NPO organizations
Principal | Chief Architect
David is currently Chief Architect for Anthem Healthcare's Modernization Program - a multiyear effort to overhaul the company's technology foundation in order to support the ongoing business transformation initiative.
Prior to Anthem, David served as Vice President and Chief Enterprise Architect for QVC, Inc.where he guided the company's technology strategy through a period of globalization, integrating processes and systems across QVC's 6 regional businesses. Prior to QVC, David held architecture leadership positions with CBS Corporation and Sony Pictures Entertainment.
EVP & COO
Mr. Lux brings more than 30 years of experience in Information Technology and 20 years of experience in Financial Services to his position at Cenlar. He is responsible for providing overall technology strategy and oversight of Cenlar’s Information Systems to all areas of the company. Prior to joining Cenlar, Rob worked at Freddie Mac as EVP, Chief Information Officer, where he managed all IT systems, performed IT legacy remediation, and performed regulatory oversight. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Drexel University, and a Master of Science degree in Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.
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.
Viktor Ohnjec has 30 years of experience in organizational change, technology adoption, executive coaching and business development. He is President of M2VP - a technology strategy & executive advisory company. Prior to M2VP, Viktor was EVP of Worldwide Business Operations for IONA Professional Services, VP of Business Operations at Genesis Development and held various positions at Rational/IBM, Platinum/CA and Allied Signal/Honeywell. Experienced in financial services (insurance, banking, securities), healthcare, pharmaceuticals and military/aerospace, Viktor shares his knowledge through presentations (50+ conferences) and publications (30+ articles). Viktor has been the chairperson of various groups within industry standards bodies such as the Object Management Group and ACORD. Viktor is active in numerous non-profits including as Member of the Board of GPSEG, vice-chair of the CEO Roundtable, co-chair of the Technology Subgroup, and participated in numerous committees. He is the President of the Board of Trustees for Collegium Charter School, a 2400 student, 4 campus facility in Exton, PA and the volunteer science fair coordinator since 2002. He is on the board of the West Chester Area YMCA. He is past President and board member of the West Chester Cycling Club. He is a board member for the Chester County Challenge for Cancer, and the Iron Hill Twilight Criterium. He co-founded Pedaling4Paws in 2009. He lives in West Chester, PA with his wife and two children.
Nice-Pak Products, Inc.
Mr. Puglisi is a business and technology professional with extensive experience managing complex business and technical environments across industries. He has repeatedly maximized the effectiveness of existing staff and improved relationships with business leaders. He is adept at building and leading teams and creating cross-functional partnerships to deliver on business initiatives. Mr. Puglisi has particular strengths in leadership, strategic vision, innovation and communication. In his column, View from the Bridge, he writes about business and technology and makes interesting, often humorous personal observations. Mr. Puglisi is currently a member of the North Andover Investors Collaborative, Board member of a specialty beverage manufacturer, Partner at Versento and advisor to several other companies. Most recently, Mr. Puglisi was Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Innovairre Communications, the worldwide leader in fundraising, supporting agencies and nonprofit organizations. Prior to that, Mr. Puglisi was Vice President and CIO for EMCOR Group Inc., the world's leader in specialty construction, facilities services and energy infrastructure, Vice President and CIO at Chartwell Re, a major insurance and reinsurance company and Corporate Director of IT at Lehrer McGovern Bovis, one of the largest Construction Management firms in the world. Mr. Puglisi started his business career as a partner of a quantitative marketing analysis consulting company for over 14 years. Responsibilities included sales, account management, marketing, product development, system installation, training, support and management consulting.
EVP & CIO
VP & Deputy CIO
TMNA Services, LLC
Andy is Vice President of Technology Development for TMNA Services (TMNAS), LLC. Established in 2012 as the shared services company to Tokio Marine North America, Inc. (TMNA), with headquarters located in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, TMNAS provides value-added services to all TMNA Group Companies including Philadelphia Insurance Companies (PHLY), First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH), and Tokio Marine Management, Inc. (TMM) and its insurance companies. Andy joined the high-growth company in 2016 to drive customer focused, consistent, coordinated delivery across digital technologies, applications, business intelligence and quality management.
Prior to TMNAS, Andy was Vice President of Global Applications & Digital Products for BDP International, the world’s largest privately held non-asset based global transportation and logistics management firm headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Andy has also held key technology leadership roles with the Verizon companies for 11 years, where he led teams in the Enterprise, Consumer and Wireless divisions, delivering technology solutions to the marketplace, and with Cable & Wireless, SmithKline Beecham, The PMA Group, PECO Energy and Prudential Insurance Company throughout his career.
Andy has been recognized as a 2016 Premier 100 IT Leader by Computerworld Magazine and was named an Alumni Fellow by the Pennsylvania State University. Both of these awards recognize his expertise in the effective management of global, national, regional and local business and technology teams responsible for strategic initiatives, partnerships and tactical project efforts that support the business with consistent focus on driving revenue growth. Andy is known for his skill in building, maintaining and leveraging relationships with executives and key stakeholders across the business, in the technology industry and in the public sector, enabling quick, efficient and focused collaboration among diverse organizations to achieve desired outcomes.
Andy received his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from The Pennsylvania State University, where he chairs the Advisory Board for its Abington Pennsylvania Campus, and has serves as a member of the Executive Board of the Penn State Alumni Association. He is an appointed member of the board of directors of the Montgomery County Development Corporation, a member of the board of directors of Encore Series, Inc. (the presenter of The Philly POPS), a member of the Settlement Music School board of directors, and has also served as an elected member of Horsham Township Council, a local governing body, for eight years.
Christiana Care Health System
Anahi Santiago is the Chief Information Security Officer at Christiana Care Health System in Delaware, one of the country’s largest healthcare providers. With over 20 years in the Information Technology field, Anahi has extensive experience in areas of cybersecurity, privacy, regulatory compliance, program management and infrastructure services.
Anahi has overall responsibility for the organization’s information security program and strategic direction. She leads a team of high performing information security professionals in supporting Christiana's strategic initiatives by partnering with the business and managing risks, implementing policies and controls, and generating overall awareness.
Anahi holds a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering as well as an Executive MBA from Drexel University. She is also an active contributor in several national information security and privacy organizations.
Founder and President
CTS Associates, LLC
Ms Seasock is an innovative business advisor focusing on mid-size companies. Specializing in enabling client growth and management success through internal executive teams and/or Advisory Boards that support vision, innovation, change that supports operation, finance, and technology and employee growth.
As a professional mentor she focus on business that are interested in strategic growth . Specializing in enabling client growth and management success, Candida has developed her own award-winning approach “Growth Path to Success”. This approach is based on targeted business development, strategic marketing, fostering strong and long-term client relationships and implementing 360-degree agility into a company’s processes and operations. She has successfully assisted management teams ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to emerging growth companies.
Ms. Seasock is best known for her work in building high-value market recognition for mid-size companies. She understands how to quickly generate business opportunities, identify revenue streams, and develop marketing cycles. Everything she does is based on sound management and personal ethics principles that differentiate Candida from other consultants. She rejects the transactional mentality in business and refrains from working with companies that do not value and respect the inherent human aspect with employees and customers. Ms. Seasock succeeds by becoming entrenched with an executive leadership team in the pursuit of excellence and continuous growth. To confirm Ms. Seasock's approach, many of her best clients have achieved Fastest-Growing company awards in Philadelphia and South Jersey.
Chief Information Security Leader, Director of Information Security and Risk Management
Independence Blue Cross
Dave brings over 40 years of IT experience into his role as the Chief Information Security Leader at Independence Blue Cross, a southeastern Pennsylvania regional Blue Cross Plan servicing approximately 3.2 million members with annual revenue of over $14B.
Dave has been with Independence Blue Cross for over 30 years and currently leads a multi-disciplinary information security team that includes Security Operations, Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance. Beyond managing the information security organization, Dave shaped the Security Leadership Team to integrate information security practices in business and IT operations. He further chartered the Corporate Security and Privacy Council to increase corporate sponsorship and visibility bringing the information security program to the forefront of the Executive Operating Committee objectives.
Dave is a certified Computer Information Systems Security Professional, Certified Information Systems Auditor, and Certified in Risk Management and Information Systems Control; he is active in the ISSA, ISACA, H ISAC, and Infragard (The FBI’s Interface with Corporations focusing on Information Technology Infrastructure).
Digital Transformation Advisor
Joe is a firm believer in the art of what’s possible – he is an innovative global technology executive and trusted advisor with solid expertise in global digital and IT transformation space while being adept at embracing visionary strategies and rapidly identifying pivotal emerging technologies. Joe is a strategic leader with abilities in uncovering innovative solutions, articulating business value to C-level executives, and aligning global teams to deliver solutions.
Joe’s management career is hallmarked by exceptional leadership, relationship building, creative thinking outside of the box and an ability to assemble diverse company-wide resources to deliver on commitments. He thrives on the opportunity to tackle business challenges by assembling and leading ambitious teams and leveraging his years of experience in technology and business to make great things happen.
Joe has contributed to companies by saving troubled accounts, leading critical business and technology initiatives, delivering revenue improvements, collaborating with clients and external partners, and much more. He brings a rich blend of technology and business experience coupled with outstanding staff leadership acquired through the corporate and military worlds.
Making things happen is the name of Joe’s game, realizing significant cost savings is his strength, putting troubled initiatives back on track is his reputation, and resolving complex business problems is his passion.
Vice President, Enterprise Solutions
Gabriella is a Senior Executive with over 20 years in the Telecommunications Industry, with experience ranging across multiple business models, including international start-ups and Fortune 100 companies. Her accomplishments range from commercial deployment of leading-edge mobile businesses, including Wifi on Airplanes and ESPN Mobile, to organizational transformation of IT teams aimed at increasing adoption of industry best practices, sourcing strategies while driving innovation. Gabriella leverages a blend of strategic planning, pragmatic delivery and governance while staying focused on building effective teams and scanning the periphery for new technology trends. Her people-oriented leadership style, expertise in large-scale system integration and commercial deployment of mission critical applications create a foundation for strategic partnerships and business value realization for technology organizations.
As a key member of the Comcast Network Engineering and Technology Organization, Gabriella is recognized as a change agent with global perspective on technology, focus on people and business alignment toward strategic business architecture.
Gabriella has a degree in Engineering from University of Torino, Italy, and received her MBA from Golden Gate University. She also serves in technology advisory boards and is an active member of the Women In Cable Telecommunications forum.
President and CEO
The Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia
Angelo J. Valletta currently serves as President and CEO for The Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia (CFGP). Prior to joining the CFGP, Angelo was Regional President and Executive Director for Fidelity Information Systems ProNet Division. Angelo was responsible for the technology direction and strategy for FIS/ProNet’s partner banks in the East and was US-CIO for EVO Payments International. He also served as Senior Vice President/Chief Information Officer/Head of Operations for Sun National Bank. He had leadership responsibility for Sun’s Technology, Bank Operations, and operational lines-of-business – ATM’s and Merchant Services groups, and was Chairman of the bank’s Management Automation Committee.
Angelo has over thirty years of progressively responsible managerial experience in diverse industries for companies ranging in size from small consulting firms to multi-national Fortune 100 companies. Valletta has a proven track record of developing and building effective internal/outsourced and distributed teams, and is a turn-around specialist in operations and customer service.
Most recently, Angelo has been awarded the following:
• 2016 Red Cross of Eastern PA - Anita Lockwood Leadership Award Winner
• 2013 Bank Systems and Technology magazine Elite 8 winner,
• 2012 Temple University Alumni Diamond Excellence award recipient,
• 2011 SmartCEO magazine Top 10 Executive Leaders
• 2010 Honored as one of Computerworld’s 2010 Premier 100 IT Leaders, and
• 2009 Named CIO of the week forSearchCIO.com
Angelo received his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Temple University and his MBA from Philadelphia University and serves on the following non-profit boards; EagleOne Credit Union Supervisory/Board of Directors, Chairman of the Red Cross of Eastern PA Leadership Council and Red Cross of Eastern PA Regional Board of Directors, Temple University FOX Alumni Association. Angelo also mentors students at Columbia, Philadelphia, and Temple Universities. Angelo is a former elected official that represented his district to Gloucester County, NJ, and has served as Chairman for his companies United Way campaign(s).
Member of the Board of Advisors
Director, Information Security
Children's National Health System
Chad Wilson, with 25 years of progressive leadership, is the Director of Information Security for Children’s National Health System. He leads the cyber security strategy and execution focused on providing service excellence to patients, clinicians, and co-workers through innovative and secure solutions. Children’s National Health System, based in Washington, DC, has been serving the nation’s children since 1870. Children’s National is dedicated to improving the lives of children through innovative research, expert care and advocacy on behalf of children’s needs. In addition to being recognized among the “best of the best,” by U.S. News & World Report, Children’s National is a Magnet® designated hospital for excellence in nursing and is a Leapfrog Group Top Hospital.
EVP Chief Digital and Technology Officer
Angela Yochem is EVP & Chief Digital Officer for Novant Health, a super-regional healthcare system with one of the largest medical groups in the US. She and her teams deliver the world-class consumer capabilities, differentiating technologies, and advanced clinical solutions that allow the high-growth system to provide remarkable patient care.
Angela has served as EVP/CIO at Rent-A-Center, Global CIO at BDP International, Global CTO at AstraZeneca, and divisional CIO at Dell. She’s held tech exec roles at Bank of America and SunTrust, and held senior technology roles at UPS and IBM. In these roles, she built B2B digital product lines, grew digital retail channels (B2C), created technical services lines of business, and transformed global technology capabilities.
Angela has been a Director for the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh, BDP Transport, BDP Global Services Asia and Europe, and Rocana, with experience on Audit, Enterprise Risk, Operational Risk, and Governance/Policy committees. She remains an EIR for Vonzos Partners, a Mentor for SKTA Innopartners, and an Advisor for Dioko Ventures. Angela serves on the board of Freedom School Partners, a non-profit committed to promoting literacy in the Charlotte area, and on the executive team of the Go Red for Women organization, part of the American Heart Association. She is a Trustee of the Charlotte Regional Business Initiative, and is an advisory board member for the American Hospital Association Innovation Council and the University of Tennessee Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department.
Angela has a Bachelor of Music from DePauw University and a Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of Tennessee, holds three US Patents and is an author with Addison-Wesley and Prentice-Hall.
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
8:50 AM - 9:30 AM
EXECUTIVE PANEL: Lead, Reimagine, Reinvent – Driving a Culture of Genius for Success
Dimitris Agrafiotis, Chief Data Officer and Head of Technology Products, Covance
Sandeep Katarnavre, CIO & VP of IT, Saint-Gobain
Angela Yochem, SVP & CIO, Rent-A-Center
Moderator: Joseph Puglisi, VP IT, Nice-Pak Products, Inc.
The new mantra in business today is disrupt or be disrupted. Consider that just 12% of the companies that were in the Fortune 500 in 1955 are still on the list today. Savvy C-suite executives recognize the need for their companies to constantly reinvent themselves and create new products and services that can differentiate them in the market. In this session, leading technology executives will share the steps they are taking to recast the enterprise, empower innovation, and foster a culture of genius.
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners
|10:00 - 10:30 AM||
EXECUTIVE BRIEFING: A Random Walk Through Cyber Security
Edward Amoroso, Founder & CEO, TAG Cyber LLC
Join Dr. Edward Amoroso for a random walk through current issues and concepts of enterprise cyber security with scheduled stops at virtualized distributed protections, Hillary Clinton's email, machine learning, and breaking into early soda machines.
|10:30 AM - 11:10 AM||
EXECUTIVE PANEL: Balancing Agility, Innovation, & Security
Edward Amoroso, Founder & CEO, TAG Cyber LLC
Cindy Harro, Security, Compliance and Risk Program Director, Healthcare Cloud, IBM Watson Health
Anahi Santiago, CISO, Christiana Care Health System
Dave Snyder, Chief Information Security Leader, Director of Information Security and Risk Management, Independence Blue Cross
Chad Wilson, Director, Information Security, Children's National Health System
Moderator: Sydney Weinstein, Member of the Board of Director, Near-Miss Management
Competitive advantage requires agility and innovation. At the same time data, assets, intellectual capital must be protected. This panel will focus on how to foster innovation and leverage security as a competitive advantage, providing strategies that can be quickly implemented to achieve the overall goal of secure innovation.
|11:10 - 11:40 AM||
Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners
|11:40 AM - 12:10 PM||
EXECUTIVE PANEL: Beyond Leadership – What Makes a Technology Executive Successful
Renee Arrington, Senior Vice President, Pearson Partners International, Inc.
John Fidler, Managing Director, Retained Search, Fidato Partners, LLC
Hugo Fueglein, Managing Director, Diversified Search
Moderator: Candida Seasock, Founder and President, CTS Associates, LLC
Today’s technology executive plays a pivotal role in helping his or her organization respond to the forces of change to become a digital enterprise, no matter what business they are in. In essence, they serve as conductors to orchestrate the three pillars of organizational success – people, processes, and technology – and to draw upon their unique view of the enterprise to bring these elements into harmony. What are the skills and steps necessary to lead a successful digital transformation, develop collaboration with the C-suite and board, and fine-tune your personal brand to empower your career ascent?
12:10 - 1:10 PM
1:10 - 1:50 PM
EXECUTIVE PANEL: Digital Disruption: Driving Speed to Market through Technology and Innovation
David Lavin, Chief Architect, Anthem Healthcare Modernization Program, W Group
Viktor Ohnjec, President, M2VP
Joe Talik, VP Digital Transformation, Neoris
Gabriella Vacca, VP, Enterprise Solutions, Comcast
Moderator: Lawrence Bilker, Director, Performance Improvement Partners, LLC
Progressive companies are leveraging digital technology advancements to drive innovation and to create new business value. For many, it’s about creating frictionless customer experiences. For others, the focus is on monetizing the data and revolutionizing processes. This panel will discuss advancements in technologies that are driving speed to market and a competitive edge to lay the foundation for their new digital roadmap.
1:50 - 2:20 PM
Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners
2:20 - 3:00 PM
EXECUTIVE KEYNOTE: Fostering a Culture of Innovation and Transformation: A Case Study on How a Technology Leader Continually Reinvents Itself
John Engates, Chief Technology Officer, Rackspace
Rackspace Chief Technology Officer John Engates gives us a rare look inside more than 15 years of the company’s evolution from managed hosting company to a multi-cloud and technology services leader as a case study on transformation and innovation. Learn about the bold changes the company made to reinvent itself several times since its founding in 1998 and how you can apply the same lessons learned, including: the importance of a customer-service-obsessed culture, measuring results and bold changes in strategy on a massive scale.
3:00 - 3:30 PM
Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners
3:30 - 4:10 PM
EXECUTIVE PANEL: Lead Courageously as the CEO of Technology
Jon Harding, Global CIO, Conair Corporation
John Repko, CIO, Johnson Controls
Andrew Santacroce, VP Technology Development, TMNA Services, LLC
Angelo Valletta, Regional President & Executive Director, FIS
Moderator: Robert Lux, EVP & CIO, Cenlar FSB
The most successful CIOs are seizing the opportunity to become the “CEO of Technology.” They are developing analytical models to create validated outcomes that can be used to map strategies, transformation, and increased revenue. This executive panel will share experiences of how courageous leadership can create value and generate new waves of business growth in the modern enterprise.
4:10 - 5:00 PM
Raffle Prizes and Executive Networking Reception
Rackspace, the #1 managed cloud company, helps businesses tap the power of cloud computing without the complexity and cost of managing it on their own. Rackspace engineers deliver specialized expertise, easy-to-use tools, and Fanatical Support® for leading technologies developed by AWS, Google, Microsoft, OpenStack, VMware and others. The company serves customers in 150 countries, including more than half of the FORTUNE 100. Rackspace is a leader in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure Managed Service Providers, Worldwide, and has been honored by Fortune, Forbes and others as one of the best companies to work for.http://www.rackspace.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
Nutanix makes datacenter infrastructure and clouds invisible, elevating IT to focus on the applications and services that power the business. The company’s Enterprise Cloud OS software converges private, public and distributed clouds, bringing one-click simplicity to infrastructure and application management. Nutanix Enterprise Cloud solutions integrate virtualization, storage, networking and security to power any application, at any scale – and are delivered as turnkey hyper converged infrastructure (HCI) appliances, software for popular server platforms, and innovative Xi Cloud Services.https://www.nutanix.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/
Tanium gives the world’s largest enterprises and government organizations the unique power to secure, control and manage millions of endpoints in seconds. With the unprecedented speed, scale and simplicity of Tanium, security and IT operations teams now have complete and accurate information on the state of every endpoint at all times to more effectively protect against modern day threats and realize new levels of cost efficiency.
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
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
Diversified Search is one of the top ten executive search firms in the United States. With experienced consultants, a proven track record and global reach, we are uniquely qualified to give your organization the leaders necessary to meet the challenges in your ever-changing market. For over 35 years, Diversified Search has been identifying and assessing outstanding executives and placing them in senior leadership and board roles across a broad range of industries. We approach search differently than others. Throughout our history, we have always sought leaders that not only have strong character and credentials, but also those with different perspectives and views. We use the power of this perspective to help guide your company beyond the expected. In fact, when you work with us, you can be assured that we will uncover high-potential standout candidates with fresh views. Because the opportunity for greatness is often found in unexpected places. Visit diversifiedsearch.com for more information.
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
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
Sequoia is a venture firm with a 40+ year track record of partnering with daring entrepreneurs. Founded in 1972, we’ve been early business partners with many of technology’s biggest companies (Apple, Google, Oracle, Cisco, and more) along with many emerging leaders (WhatsApp, Palo Alto Networks, ServiceNow, FireEye, LinkedIn, Dropbox, Airbnb, etc).https://www.sequoiacap.com
The Society for Information Management (SIM) is comprised of Senior Technology Leaders with the common goals of networking, professional development and community involvement. The SIM Philadelphia Chapter is composed of over 250 active members from the area and is part of the national SIM network consisting of 5,000 members. We work together to share and enhance our rich experience for the benefit of our members, organizations and communities. Our core mission is to bring together Technology and Business Leaders to network, share information, collaborate, and give back to the community. The philanthropic organization, Philadelphia Philanthropic Society for Information Management Foundation Inc.(PHSIM), is the sister organization to the Philadelphia chapter, which concentrates on organizing charitable activities for the technology community. PHSIM raises money to provide scholarships to local college students and provides funding to teen computer camps run by other non-profit organizations. PHISIM and SIM Philadelphia work together to run several events and raise funds in order to inspire younger generations to become leaders in information technology. SIM Philadelphia is the premier society for IT professionals and thought leaders. Our value is delivered through multiple networking opportunities, and events, along with education through gatherings, workshops, and forums where practitioners, academics, and consultants collaborate, share knowledge, and experiences. The chapter is proud of its work to improve the community and provide a collaborative, high quality, and enriching environment for members.
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