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 she or 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 2018 Global Innovation Summit.
Former SVP, Customer Evangelist
CIO Evangelist at HMG Strategy
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Ashwin Ballal, Ph.D.
EVP & CIO
Chief Customer Officer
Palo Alto Networks
Founder & CEO
President, SIM San Diego
Chief Technology Officer
Tyson Foods, Inc.
Chair, CIO Advisory Board
SVP & CISO
ICE Mortgage Company
Rex Signature Services
SVP & CIO
The Pasha Group
VP, Information Security
Global Head of IT
Roche Molecular Systems
Diligent Partners, LLC
Global Head of Technology - Retail, CPG, Travel, Transportation & Hospitality Cluster
Tata Consultancy Services
VP & CIO
COO Automotive Cloud
VW Group of America
CIO Strategic Advisor
CIO Professional Services
SVP & Chief Digital Officer
Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies
Strategic Consultant & Advisor, HearstLab
Chief Information and Digital/Data Officer
Advisory Board Member, Applied Information Management
University of Oregon
Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer; Head of Global Facilities
SVP Strategic Development and Technology
VP Digital Architecture & Platform Engineering
Vice President - Digital Card Engineering
Jeffrey L. Javits
Heritage Bank of Commerce
SVP of Global IT
Executive, Global Chief Technology Innovation Officer
Chief Technology Officer
County of Santa Clara
Vice President, Technology & Risk
SVP & CIO
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Chief Technology Officer
Sr Director, IT MFG and Engineering Systems
Managing Director, Digital Transformation and CIO Practice Lead
Vice President, Engineering and Operations, MVision Cloud
Chief Information Officer
City of San Jose
SVP IT & CIO
Office of the CIO: Enterprise Products PMO, M&A, Insights
Vice President, Enterprise Architecture, Strategy, Technical Operations, and EUX
Senior Director Business Technology - Global Revenue Operations & LCS
Head of Intelligent Business Process Automation
Senior Partner, Technology Officers Practice
Vice President, IT Enterprise Applications
The Save Mart Companies
Director, Customer Experience Services
Principal, NA Insights and Data
George Sheth MBA, FHIMSS
Diligent Partners, LLC
SVP & CIO
VP & CIO
Senior Technology Advisor
President, CXO & Founder
Chief Data Scientist
Excelligence Learning Corp
Salim is the CEO of Loyakk (loyakk.io) and a frequent speaker on Blockchain and its impact on Enterprises. Loyakk is melding the two distinct worlds of Blockchain and Enterprise Applications with focus on enabling new decentralized business models for Enterprises. Salim's broader experience spans Blockchain (since 2015), Enterprise Applications (CRM, ERP), Big Data Platforms (SAP HANA), replication/backup and systems management applications. Before Loyakk, Salim was Group Vice President, Marketing at SAP with revenue KPIs of $1.2B and led the creation of SAP's Digital Business. His functional experience across SAP, Veritas, Tibco, Network Equipment Technologies and startups includes Marketing, Product Management, Field Enablement and Partner Development while driving multi-route market coverage via Direct Sales to Tele to Enterprise App Store to Channel/OEM/Partners. Salim has MBA from The Kellogg School at Northwestern, and an MS in Computer Science. Salim can be reached at email@example.com
Rohit “Ro” Antao is a Partner at PwC, based out of the Silicon Valley office. In his role, he co-leads the firm’s Digital Transformation Practice serving clients in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications sectors. Ro advises technology executives on transforming their organizations to become more innovative, agile, effective, and service oriented through leveraging emerging technologies and operating models. Having lived and worked in five countries (India, Kuwait, Singapore, Australia, and the US), he brings a broad and global perspective to his clients. Rohit received his Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics (Robotics) from Bombay University, India; Post-Graduate Diploma in IT from Monash University, Australia; and M.S. in Information Security Technology and Management from Carnegie Mellon University, USA.
Ashwin Ballal, Ph.D.
EVP & CIO
Ashwin Ballal joined Medallia, a market leader in customer experience management in 2016 as its first ever CIO. He is responsible for building best in class IT infrastructure, collaboration services, workplace services, and business systems that globally scale and provide a spectacular employee and digital systems experience. During his tenure at Medallia, Ashwin has been responsible for Customer Experience Management, including several transformational business programs and projects that drive the top line growth and go-to-market strategies. He also envisioned and developed a very unique product solution for CxO’s.
Prior to joining Medallia, Ashwin was Chief Information, Intelligence & Data Officer at KLA-Tencor, a market leading semiconductor capital equipment company globally responsible for driving business value, managing and supporting IT Infrastructure, Business Applications, Productivity and Collaboration tools, Advanced Data Analytics and Enterprise Risk Management. Ashwin was instrumental in several enterprise business transformations at KLA-Tencor, which included business process optimization, outsourcing, cloud migration, mobile solutions, big data analytics, NLP, ML & AI. Prior to serving as CIO, Ashwin was President and Managing Director for KLA-Tencor India. He was responsible for all offshore software development for KLA-Tencor products and all back-office managed and shared services, including Supply Chain, Finance, HR & IT operations. Ashwin’s tenure at KLA-Tencor also included being General Manager for the Macro Inspection product division for KLA-Tencor with full P&L responsibilities. Additionally, Ashwin held various executive and senior level positions at KLA-Tencor in Sales, Marketing, Engineering, and Program and Business Operations Management. He has also held various senior management positions at Electroglas Inc., Keithley Instruments, and Noran Instruments.
Ashwin earned his doctorate and post doctorate degrees in Material Science and Engineering from the University of Maryland at College Park and his bachelor's degree in Metallurgy from the National Institute of Technology in India.
Ashwin has been the recipient of many leadership awards including the HMG strategy
most Innovative CIO award and CIO 100 Innovation awards. He continues to be a strong
advocate for women and an active mentor, including Womens unlimited. Additionally, Ashwin was a board member of the Children’s Discovery Museum. Ashwin continues to be an investor, business mentor for early startups, and very active in the CIO and VC communities. He is also a charter member of TIE.
Stealth Mode Startup Company
Tim Campos served as Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Facebook from 2010 until the end of 2016. During his tenure, he helped double employee productivity at Facebook while helping to scale the company to over 18,000 employees, and over $30B in revenue. While at Facebook Tim’s team pioneered the use of Machine Learning and other AI based solutions in Enterprise Software. Seeking to apply this experience to the rest of the world, Tim left Facebook at the end of 2016 to found Pulsra - currently in stealth mode.
Tim serves on the Board of Directors for both Rackspace and Viavi (NASDAQ:VIAV) as well as at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. One of Tim’s personal passions is closing the opportunity divide. Tim has been a long advocate and board member for YearUp, a Bay Area nonprofit that serves urban youth.
CIO Strategic Advisor
Tim Crawford is ranked as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Chief Information Technology Officers (#4), Top 100 Most Social CIOs (#7), Top 20 People Most Retweeted by IT Leaders (#5) and Top 100 Cloud Experts and Influencers. Tim is a strategic CIO & advisor that works with large global enterprise organizations across a number of industries including financial services, healthcare, major airlines and high-tech. Tim’s work differentiates and catapults organizations in transformative ways through the use of technology as a strategic lever. Tim takes a provocative, but pragmatic approach to the intersection of business and technology. Tim is an internationally renowned CIO thought leader including Digital Transformation, Cloud Computing, Data Analytics and Internet of Things (IoT). Tim has served as CIO and other senior IT roles with global organizations such as Konica Minolta/ All Covered, Stanford University, Knight-Ridder, Philips Electronics and National Semiconductor. Tim is also the host of the CIO In The Know (CIOitk) podcast. CIOitk is a weekly podcast that interviews CIOs on the top issues facing CIOs today. Tim holds an MBA in International Business with Honors from Golden Gate University Ageno School of Business and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems from Golden Gate University.
Chairman and CEO
Gaurav Dhillon is the Chairman and CEO of SnapLogic, a leading provider of self-service app and data integration software.Dhillon is also the co-founder and former CEO of Informatica where he grew the company from a raw startup to a successful public company with global reach . As CEO from 1992 thru 2004 Dhillon drove Informatica to become a market leader in the traditional data management space and is now devoting his energies to distinguish SnapLogic as the leading provider of app and data integration for the cloud.
Mark Egan is a partner at StrataFusion Group, Inc. and has more than 25 years of information technology experience, with expertise in IT transformation, information security, and mergers & acquisitions. His extensive experience includes managing global IT organizations with over 1,200 employees, budgets in excess of $350 million, and IT integration for over 60 mergers and acquisitions. Mark has been repeatedly recognized for his leadership and success in scaling IT organizations to support rapid growth companies.
Prior to joining StrataFusion, Mark was a CIO at VMware where he led the company from a server virtualization vendor with $2 billion in revenue to a $5 billion market leader of cloud solutions. During his 6 years as CIO at Symantec, Mark’s leadership in IT was instrumental in supporting the company’s transformation from $600 million consumer software publisher to a $5 billion market leader of enterprise security solutions. He held senior level positions with companies in a variety of industries, including Sun Microsystems, Price Waterhouse, and Wells Fargo Bank.
Mark holds a master’s degree in finance and international business from University of San Diego and a bachelor’s degree in computer sciences from University of Clarion. Mark developed and taught a graduate class, “Building Business Value through IT Innovation”, at the Haas School of Business at University of California at Berkeley.
Director of Business Development
Year Up Bay Area
Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer; Head of Global Facilities
Chief Information Officer, Americas
As chief information officer, Michael Golz oversees all IT solutions and services in North America, aligning information and technology strategy with SAP’s business strategy, and providing best-in-class processes and optimized operations for all lines of business. He leads the “SAP Runs SAP” program, highlighting IT and product innovation in the areas of cloud, real-time business platform, applications, analytics, and mobile. Under his leadership, SAP Global IT has become the company's best customer reference. Michael oversees IT for Latin America and the Caribbean as well.
Michael joined SAP AG in 1998 at the company’s Walldorf, Germany headquarters. He began his tenure as SAP’s head of infrastructure for Demo, Training and Consulting systems. After moving to the United States in 2002, Michael served as the vice president of IT for SAP America, overseeing the strategic role and management of the IT function in the United States. Before assuming his current post, he was senior vice president of Global IT Application Services, with worldwide responsibility for internal business applications and external platforms, covering the entire spectrum of SAP solutions for all SAP employees.
Prior to joining SAP, he led the Information Management organization for the largest division of OTTO Group in Cologne, Germany.
Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and information technology from European Business School, in Germany.
Chief Customer Officer
Palo Alto Networks
Patty Hatter has more than 20 years of experience leading operations and technology organizations at several Fortune 500 companies. Patty is a strategic adviser, working on product and go-to-market strategies for technology startups ranging from cybersecurity to IT service management to blockchain applications. From 2015 to 2017, Patty was Senior Vice President and General Manager of Services for Intel/McAfee, where she spearheaded the transformation of McAfee's support for enterprise customers. From 2015 to 2016, she was General Manager of Security and Software IT and Chief Information Officer at Intel Security Group, and from 2010 to 2015, she served as Senior Vice President of Operations and Chief Information Officer at McAfee, Inc. Prior to her employment with McAfee, Patty held executive positions with Cisco and AT&T.
Patty was chosen by the National Diversity Council as a "Most Powerful and Influential Woman" in 2015, and was named both "Women of Influence" and "Power Executive" by Silicon Valley Business Journal in 2016. Patty earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.
Patty is a member of the U.S. Department of Commerce's Information Security & Privacy Advisory Board (ISPAB) and a Board member of the Silicon Valley Education Foundation.
As Autodesk’s CIO, Prakash leads the company’s global information and technology organization, a group that manages critical technology systems supporting the company’s worldwide enterprise applications and infrastructure, including data and security operations and workforce collaboration and productivity services. Building talent, customer experience, operational excellence, industry collaboration and partnerships, positioning for global scale are top of his mind.
He is an experienced IT thought leader with a digital experience mindset who drives the culture of innovation and the company’s digital agenda. He has accelerated Autodesk’s digital transformation and customer-centric approach by providing customers and employees world-class experiences by embracing disruptive technology with the latest Silicon Valley start-up companies and introducing modern automation techniques such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robotic process automation. His automation strategy generates competitive advantage and his expertise in digital transformation turns technology into a growth driver.
Successful track record of establishing organizational vision and strategy, leading large teams, executing global insourcing/outsourcing strategies, setting up onsite/offshore delivery models, and M&A (planning and integration). Efficient and effective at managing global IT operations for geographically and culturally diverse organizations. A skilled negotiator who maximizes value and manages the enterprise technology and services portfolio.
He builds social relationships with industry tech leaders, often participating as a panelist at Silicon Valley industry functions, hosting CIO Exchanges with Autodesk customer Fortune 500 leaders, and using his thought leadership platform to contribute to CIO magazine, Forbes, and Wall Street CIO journal about his expertise and strategies on digital transformation.
Kota has been with Autodesk for 15+ years and has held many roles within IT including, Vice President of Enterprise Infrastructure and Operations, Sr. Director of Enterprise Operations, and Director of DevOps. He holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Oklahoma State University, and a bachelor’s degree in electronics and communication from the University of Madras.
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SVP & CIO
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Managing Director, Digital Transformation and CIO Practice Lead
Tony Leng is a Managing Director of Diversified Search and leads the firm’s Digital Transformation and CIO practice from its San Francisco office. Previously, Tony was Managing Partner of Hodge Partners. Tony has conducted many “C” level searches for organizations where leaders are transforming/building organizations that are taking advantage of digital technologies. He has conducted “C” level searches conducted for organizations such as Aurora Healthcare, Axalta, Catholic Health Initiatives, Blue Shield of California, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Delta Dental, Dignity Health, Esurance, Kaiser Permanente, Novant Health, PG&E, Polycom, Sutter Health, Symmetricom, TE Connectivity, and Wellmark.
Prior to his executive search experience, Tony was a Board member of three public companies and CEO of a $600 million Public Company. Before that, Tony ran a $1 billion division of a telephone company focused on corporate users and had responsibility for all data services and networking products. While at the telephone company, he was founder and Chairman of its ISP and a board member of its 2 million-subscriber cell phone subsidiary.
Tony uses his operating experience from being a CEO, financial background as a CPA and CA, and technical knowledge from the work that he has done for Tech companies to drill down and understand at a nuanced level what his clients are seeking to achieve as they build their teams. He has written numerous papers on technology leadership and the challenges facing technology leaders today and authors a blog, ‘Resources for the Modern CIO” (www.tonyleng.com).
The core of Tony’s consulting has been with senior leaders who are seeking to transform their organizations as they face a future of rapid change, digitization, regulation, shifting markets, and increasingly connected and informed customers.
Tony has facilitated the Fisher CIO Forum for the past 12 years. The Forum is a monthly venue for CIO’s and CTO’s to discuss topics of relevance in their daily lives, and has afforded these leaders the opportunity to develop a close network to discuss current challenges in a peer group environment on a confidential basis. Participating companies have included: Blue Shield, Clorox, Cost Plus, Delta Dental, Dignity Health, Esurance, Facebook, FitBit, Franklin Templeton, Gap, Genentech, Kaiser Permanente, Levi Strauss, McKesson, Macys.com, Matson, Mulesoft, Okta, PG&E, Restoration Hardware, Ross Stores, Safeway, Salesforce.com, Schwab, Splunk, Uber, VMWare, and Williams-Sonoma among others.
Tony received a Bachelor of Commerce (with honors), University of Cape Town, South Africa and is a Chartered Accountant and CPA.
Hari Makkala is the Former Group Vice President of Information Technology (IT) for Delta Dental of California and its affiliates. He joined Delta Dental in 2009, serving as Vice President of IT and Head of Applications Delivery and Enterprise Architecture, bringing with him more than 23 years of IT experience in the health care and finance industries. Previously, Hari served as Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President for People’s United Financial, Inc., and held several IT leadership roles at CIGNA Corporation and positions at AETNA and GeoTrace Technologies. He holds a Master of Science degree in computer engineering from the University of Houston and a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Osmania University in India.
William H. Miller
SVP & CIO
William Miller is SVP and CIO at NetApp, responsible for business application solution management and delivery across NetApp. His team works closely with their global IT peers and business partners, with focus on end-to-end planning, execution and delivery of business capabilities, in support of NetApp’s overall IT roadmap. Bill and his organization help NetApp enable and accelerate operational excellence and process efficiencies through productivity tools and technology solutions, while also proactively managing enterprise-wide security for NetApp’s intellectual property and data. In addition, Bill is responsible for accelerating adoption of and showcasing NetApp’s own use cases for NetApp technologies and solutions via our NetApp on NetApp and Customer-1 programs.
Bill brings to NetApp an extensive background in providing technology-centered leadership and global business solutions to large technology companies. Prior to NetApp, he served most recently as senior vice president and CIO at Broadcom Corporation. In this role, he led a world-class IT organization focused on delivering value by leveraging cloud computing applications and partners to maintain low-spend profiles for best-in-class efficiencies.
After searching long and far, it was clear there are no great comprehensive solutions to help bring manufacturers into the online world. As Noribachi's CIO, Mark was tasked to create online opportunities for the commercial LED lighting product line. This lead to a series of experiments and eventually engineering and developing the platform which has become Inxeption's platform. As a software engineer with over 30 years of industry and senior executive management experience, he continues to strive today to build cutting edge solutions and disrupt the software world. While at Noribachi, Mark was also responsible for their IOT device product line as well as all online corporate infrastructure.
Prior to Noribachi, Mark served as Senior Vice Products of Recommind and was responsible for Engineering, Product, Support and Cloud Services Delivery team for Recommind's eDiscovery products. While at Recommind, Mark oversaw and consistently grew Recommind's largest revenue division – OnDemand Services. Mark also led the worldwide Engineering and Product teams to advance from waterfall product development to sprint-based processes and eventually becoming a nimble DevOps organization.
Mark also served as Executive VP - Products and Services for Niku Corporation (product Clarity acquired by Computer Associates), a designer of enterprise IT project/portfolio management systems, where he led all product operations including early design, delivery, marketing, professional services and support. He continues to be excited by the large Clarity user community and enthusiastic customer base which has progressed over the years.
Mark was also a founding member of several high growth consumer startups specializing in cloud based video and music devices and services – Diba (information appliances), Listen.com/Rhapsody as well as CEO and the Founder of OneTrueMedia/Spotmixer.
Mark began his career working for a nearly a decade in the Oracle Database Kernel Development team specializing in high scalable and performant data systems, holds patents in Media Servers, Online Video serving and Information Appliance Architectures. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.
SVP & CMO
Joanne has 30+ Years in the High Tech Industry and today is proud to be on the Executive Leadership team at Jabil, a 180k person/$18b dollar Design, Manufacturing & Supply Chain Services company. Currently Joanne has a dual role at Jabil. She serves as Chief Marketing Officer and is a corporate executive at Jabil, and she is also the General Manager for Jabil’s Design firm: Radius, where she holds P&L Responsibilities, focused on driving high value growth for Jabil’s shareholders.
Awards & Recognition
Joanne has received a number of awards both on a professional level and on a community level. She is a recognized advocate for the development and growth of Women in STEM related industries as well as Business in general. Here are a few of her awards:
Joanne, her husband and their 2 children reside in Dallas, TX. All born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Founder, Chairman & CEO, HiPER Solutions
David has spent his career researching and empowering leaders to transform their teams, their companies and their careers. His passion is to identify High Impact Performers (HiPERs) and help them reach greater success through a hybrid of technology-driven platforms and experience-based advisory. Recent clients have included E*TRADE, DIRECTV, Subway Restaurants, Western Digital, Wendy’s, ON Semiconductor, CBRE, YPO and many others. Previously, David co-founded Seedling Group, a Boston-based retained executive search firm, serving start-ups, publicly-traded companies, and private equity firms. He also helped launched the San Francisco office as a Director at Corporate Executive Board (now Gartner). David graduated from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Founder & 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 Founder and CEO of HMG Strategy, LLC, the largest independent, objective, transparent and collaborative executive network in the world. HMG focuses on innovation and breakthrough strategies for core, parallel and new markets while studying the most successful organizations eco-systems and platforms such as Amazon and Microsoft.
HMG Strategy is the provider of thought leadership and networking events for CIOs, CISOs, and senior technology executives. HMG Strategy offers a unique, integrated model for enabling C-level executives and their companies to draw upon courageous leadership to reimagine, reinvent, and rebuild their business models to attain the genius-level thinking required in today’s dynamic business landscape to achieve competitive advantage in the digital frontier.
Hunter's passion for the role of the technology executive in transforming the business is reflected in the 7 Pillars of Trust which embody HMG Strategy's unique business model.
Complementing HMG Strategy’s world-renowned events is HMGNextVentures, a venture capital accelerator aimed at helping connect CIOs with the most innovative technology companies and entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley to Tel Aviv. HMG Strategy also partners with the world’s leading venture capital firms, including Amplify Partners, Greylock Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Sequoia Capital. HMG Strategy connects CEOs, CIOs, and other C-level executives with startup technologies backed by the leading VCs to identify opportunities for innovation and business transformation.
Meanwhile, HMG Strategy’s award-winning Research Team advises the world’s technology companies such as Adobe, Nutanix, and Workday on branding, messaging, and Voice of the Customer strategies.
Hunter has published five that draw from his extensive business experience: The Transformational CIO (Wiley, March 2011), On Top of the Cloud (Wiley, January 2012), Leading the Epic Revolution (Wiley, September 2013) and The Big Shift in IT Leadership (Wiley, July 2015) and The CEO of Technology (Wiley, January 2018). Hunter is now working on his sixth book: 'Enterprise 2025', which is slated to be published in January 2020. As a result, Hunter’s unique position of knowing the thoughts, challenges, and opportunities of the IT Leader, he is asked to speak at a variety of venues such as IBM’s Cloud Expo and on 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.
Chief Technologist, IoT - Enterprise Group
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Lin Nease is an HPE Fellow and Chief Technologist for HP Enterprise’s IoT activities. In this role, He is responsible for setting strategy, building a technol-ogy plan, and driving innovation with key enterprise customers/partners of HP. He also established HP’s membership in the Industrial Internet Consortium and has led multiple activities in working groups and testbeds for the Consortium.
In his 25+ years with HP, he has been a Chief Technologist and Director of strategy for multiple business units, including HP’s Business Critical Servers and Networking businesses, has been a Chief Technologist and General Manag-er for multiple global accounts (GE, UPS), driven multiple M&A activities and cross-business initiatives, led numerous successful commercial products, includ-ing the industry’s first blade solution and HP’s long-lived Superdome platform, and holds several patents in software-defined networking.
Nease received his BS in Computer Science at Arizona State University and his MBA from California State University Sacramento. He also served as a comput-er operator in the United States Air Force.
Wendy M. Pfeiffer
Currently CIO at Nutanix, Wendy has led technical functions for GoPro, Yahoo! and Cisco, and proudly serves on the board of Girls in Tech. Dedicated to excellence in operations and delivery while maintaining a focus on innovation, Wendy has had a key role in envisioning and delivering digital technologies around the world. In 2018, Wendy was honored to be named one of the National Diversity Council’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Tech, one of the Silicon Valley Business Journal’s Women of Influence, and #1 on the list of Top 10 CIOs Who Inspire and Influence Us by Enterprise Management 360° (EM360°)!
Co-Founder and Managing Director
Michael brings over 20 years of combined IT/Tech practitioner and Executive Search experience specific to CISO/VP Security, CIO/CTO, and DevOps engagements. Michael has led a focused subset of recent Security leadership engagements across a variety of company sizes and industries including Veritas/Symantec, EY, Virgin America, Duo Security, MuleSoft, and One Medical Group. Most recently Michael was the CEO for Mitchellake in the US and a Technology Partner at Calibre One. He also spent 10 years as the Founder and Managing Technology Partner for CVPartners. Prior to his executive search career Michael was in the managed cloud operations space as a Co-Founder of OpSource and an early executive member at SiteSmith/AboveNet. Michael began his career with MTI, one of the pioneers in the managed storage space. A native of Maryland, Michael holds a B.S. Degree from the University of Delaware. Michael lives in the SF Bay Area.
CTO & Chief of Staff to CEO
Sheila Rohra is the Chief of Staff to the CEO and Vice President of Transformation at NetApp. As Chief of Staff, Sheila drives the operating rhythm of the company including corporate governance, quarterly business reviews, and preparation for Board of Director meetings.
As the VP of Transformation, Sheila oversees productivity improvements throughout the company that have already resulted in significant savings in operating cost and a positive response from customers.
Sheila is currently leading several strategic growth initiatives that will drive top-line growth, boost leadership, and ultimately enable NetApp to continue to be a thriving company capable of delivering innovative products.
Sheila's career experiences have spanned strategy to execution, including over 20 years of experience driving core business capabilities such as annual planning and budgeting, portfolio management, product development, customer experience, quality engineering, and supply chain operations. She is particularly experienced in leading successful cross functional initiatives across multi-billion dollar enterprises.
Before joining NetApp in 2011, Sheila led Business Operations in the Core Technology Group at Cisco. Previous positions include management roles in new product introduction, quality engineering, and manufacturing at Bay Networks, Diamond Multimedia, and Osborne Computers.
Sheila holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland College Park. She was born and raised on the East Coast and is a busy mother of three children.
SVP & CIO
Co-founder and CEO
Bipul Sinha brings 18+ years of experience in building billion-dollar products and companies from the ground up. Previously, he was a partner at Lightspeed, where he invested in Nutanix (founding investor and board member), PernixData, and Numerify. Bipul received his B.Tech. (Honors) in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and holds an MBA from The Wharton School where he was a Palmer Scholar. Bipul also holds several patents in distributed computing.
EVP & Chief Product Officer
Swamy joined ASG in 2015 as EVP & Chief Product Officer with a background that includes starting and scaling high growth businesses. He is responsible for all aspects of ASG’s strategy, product management, technology, development, support and marketing. Prior to ASG, Swamy has held executive roles at SDL, Inc., Language Weaver, Qlip Media and Vignette Corporation.
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Prior to founding Zoom, Eric was Corporate Vice President of Engineering at Cisco, where he was responsible for Cisco's collaboration software development. As one of the founding engineers and Vice President of Engineering at WebEx, Eric was the heart and soul of the WebEx product from 1997 to 2011. Eric proudly grew the WebEx team from 10 engineers to more than 800 worldwide, and contributed to revenue growth from $0 to more than $800M. Eric is a named inventor on 11 issued and 20 pending patents in real time collaboration. In 2017, Eric joined the Forbes Tech Council and was added to the Business Insider list of the 52 Most Powerful People in Enterprise Tech.
Founder and CEO
Jedidiah Yueh has led two waves of disruption in data management, first as founding CEO of Avamar (sold to EMC in 2006 for $165M), which pioneered data de-duplication and shipped one of the leading products in data backup and recovery, with over 20,000 customers and $4B in cumulative sales. After Avamar, Jed founded Delphix, which pioneered data virtualization, with over $200M in its first 7 years of sales (10x Avamar over the same period) and over 30% of the Global 100 as customers. At the 2010 Fall DEMO conference, Delphix won a DEMO God award, and in 2013, the San Francisco Business Times named Jed CEO of the Year. Well connected in the venture community, Jed has raised over $150M from over 10 VCs and has more than 25 patents in data management. After being designated a US Presidential Scholar by George H. Bush, Jed graduated Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude from Harvard. As Executive Chairman at Delphix, Jed partners with executives at industry leaders from Apple to Walmart to help them drive innovation through software.
February 21, 2018, 7:00 AM-5:00 PM
Rosewood Sand Hill, Menlo Park, CA
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking
8:00 AM - 8:20 AM
Welcome and Introduction
Patty Hatter, CIO/GM, Start-up Advisor
Tony Leng, Managing Director, Practice Lead and OMP, Diversified Search
Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy
Pat Steele, Chair, CIO Advisory Board, Blumberg Capital
8:20 AM - 9:00 AM
EXECUTIVE PANEL: Putting AI, Machine Learning, Blockchain & Analytics to Work
Salim Ali, CEO, Loyakk
Mark Moore, COO/Co-Founder, Inxeption
Bipul Sinha, Co-Founder & CEO, Rubrik
Swamy Viswanathan, EVP and Chief Product Officer, ASG Technologies
Moderator: Tim Campos, Chief Executive Officer at Stealth Mode Startup Company
In the new digital era, successful companies aren’t working harder – they’re working smarter. Intelligent enterprises are harnessing artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data analytics to identify and act on new business opportunities, automate key facets of their operations, and boost organizational productivity. In this session, technology executives will share best practices for applying AI, machine learning and analytics to reinvent the enterprise in the digital age.
|9:00 AM - 9:30 AM||
Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners
|9:30 AM - 10:00 AM||
EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: Eric Yuan, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Zoom and Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy
Today's high growth companies are changing the way they communicate, collaborate and get work done. Join this exclusive interview to understand why companies are throwing out traditional video conferencing services and adopting Zoom, the fastest growing app for enterprise. Eric will share his views on the future of video communications, team collaboration, office design and how AI will be adopted to make meeting over video even better than meeting in person. Eric will also discuss Zoom's unique company culture of caring, building trust, and focusing on customer happiness and how this drives innovation and speed.
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners
|10:30 AM - 11:10 AM||
EXECUTIVE PANEL: Lead, Reimagine, Reinvent - Crafting Winning Business Models
Mike Golz, CIO, SAP
Rashmi Kumar, SVP & CIO U.S. Pharmaceutical, McKesson Corporation
Lin Nease, Chief Technologist, IoT - Enterprise Group, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Hari Makkala, CEO, Founder, Stealth Mode Startup Company
Moderator: Patrick Steele, Chair, CIO Advisory Board, Blumberg Capital
Companies that are thriving in the digital economy have identified and acted on perceived market gaps and customer needs. But in order to execute effectively on these opportunities, it’s essential to craft well-devised business models that validate the strategy and targets the right customer segments effectively. This panel of executives will discuss best practices for technology executives and members of the C-suite for creating verifiable business models.
11:10 AM - 11:20 AM
|11:20 AM - 12:00 PM||
EXECUTIVE PANEL: Beyond Leadership – What Makes a Technology Executive Successful
Tony Leng, Managing Director and CIO Practice Leader, Diversified Search
David Morris, President and CEO, The HSG
Michael Piacente, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Hitch Partners
Moderator: Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy
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?
This panel of top technology search executives will share valuable advice on what key attributes and strategies, beyond leadership, are making some technology executives more successful than others.
|12:00 PM - 1:10 PM||
Year Up News - Vic Espino, Director of Business Development, Year Up Bay Area
1:10 PM - 1:50 PM
EXECUTIVE PANEL: Today's Hyper-Competitive Markets Demand Customer Excellence
Ashwin Ballal, CIO, Medallia
Prakash Kota, CIO, Autodesk
Wendy Pfeiffer, CIO, Nutanix
Pranab Sinha, CIO, MACOM Technology Solutions Inc.
Moderator: Tim Crawford, CIO Strategic Advisory, AVOA
Thanks to their experiences with customer-obsessed companies such as Amazon and Zappos, customers expect great experiences from each company they do business with. But in order to provide customers with intuitive and seamless experiences, organizational leaders must ensure that customers are receiving consistent experiences across both physical and digital channels. In this session, technology executives will share best practices for providing a 360-degree omnichannel customer experience, along with recommendations to differentiate the brand and increase share of wallet.
1:50 PM - 2:20 PM
Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners
2:20 PM - 3:00 PM
EXECUTIVE PANEL: From Strategy to Execution: Preparing Your Board of Directors for Digital Transformation
Gaurav Dhillon, Chairman and CEO, Snaplogic
Joanne Moretti, SVP & CMO, Jabil
Sheila Rohra, CTO & Chief of Staff to CEO, NetApp
Moderator: Rohit Antao, Partner, PwC
The advancement, consumerization, and democratization of technology is not only helping drive operational efficiency and effectiveness - it is fundamentally reshaping customer expectations and disrupting prevailing business and operating models. Forward-looking businesses are finding that it is no longer about having a Digital Strategy, it is about a strategy for the Digital Era. As overseers of company strategy, the board of directors are particularly interested in their company's digital strategy and transformation.
So how do Technology Executives prepare for board-level and c-suite relevance and engagement? Hear from a panel of c-suite peers on their trials, tribulations and opportunities with digital transformation, ranging from how to navigate their customers’ changing priorities, to how technology is changing their respective functions, to how they are evolving their partnership with their Technology Leaders. Their guidance will enable you to drive impactful business-oriented conversations with your board on how to get out in front of the coming waves of digital disruption.
3:00 PM - 3:10 PM
|3:10 PM - 3:20 PM||
EXECUTIVE BRIEFING: Jedidiah Yueh, Bestselling Author of Disrupt or Die & Founder and Chairman, Delphix
Learn why the classics on innovation, including The Innovator’s Dilemma and The Lean Startup, are failing businesses worldwide. With disruptive forces accelerating, businesses need to learn the key frameworks for repeated success that continue to power Silicon Valley.
3:20 PM - 4:00 PM
EXECUTIVE PANEL: Lead Courageously as the CEO of Technology
Tim Campos, Chief Executive Officer at Stealth Mode Startup Company
Norm Fjeldheim, Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer; Head of Global Facilities, Illumina
Patty Hatter, CIO/GM - Start Up Advisor
William Miller Jr., SVP & CIO, NetApp
Moderator: Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy
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.
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Raffle Prizes and Executive Networking Reception
ASG Technologies brings peace of mind to every enterprise with information access, management and control for our customers. These solutions empower businesses to enhance workforce productivity, gain an accurate and timely understanding of the information that underpins business decisions and address compliance needs with improved visibility of cross-platform data from legacy to leading edge environments. ASG Technologies is a global provider of technology solutions with more than 1,000 people supporting nearly 4,000 midmarket and enterprise customers around the world.
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.
Inxeption is a software application that allows product and services companies to promote their products online, sell product directly to their end customers and analyze their business through product creation. Inxeption will exponentially increase online sales, optimize advertising spend, and give insights into the types of products that should be created based on customer demand.https://www.inxeption.com/index.html
Financial Services firms have invested in Nutanix to accelerate their digital transformation and cloud initiatives. Our success in FinServ is attributed to our ability to offer simple cloud services that are operational resilient for business-critical, client-facing, and production workloads. Nutanix is a software based hybrid cloud platform that is: 1) Easy 2) Intelligent 3) Resilient 4) Leverages a subscription model Our Vision: Make clouds invisible, freeing customers to focus on their business outcomeshttps://www.nutanix.com/solutions/financial-services
PwC’s accounting practice originated in London well over a century ago. As times changed and PwC expanded worldwide, our commitment to clients never wavered. With us, you’re always supported by a global network of more than 236,000 people in 158 countries with one goal: to help your business thrive. PwC’s professional services include audit and assurance, tax and consulting that cover such areas as cybersecurity and privacy, human resources, deals and forensics. We help resolve complex issues and identify opportunities across these industries. Let’s combine your aspirations with our world-class capabilities to achieve your goals.www.pwc.com
As the market leader in enterprise application software, SAP is at the center of today’s business and technology revolution. SAP innovations help 365,000 customers worldwide work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively. SAP helps you streamline your processes, giving you the ability to use live data to predict customer trends – live and in the moment.https://www.sap.com/index.html
Zoom is the leader in modern enterprise video communications, with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, chat, and webinars across mobile, desktop, and room systems. Zoom Rooms is the original software-based conference room solution used around the world in board, conference, huddle, and training rooms, as well as executive offices and classrooms. Founded in 2011, Zoom helps businesses and organizations bring their teams together in a frictionless environment to get more done.https://zoom.us
Kaminario, the leading all-flash storage company, is redefining the future of modern data centers. Kaminario K2 is the world’s only all-flash storage solution that delivers the predictability needed to handle the highly unpredictable world of modern businesses, where customers demand speed and ease. | Zerto provides Resilience for Evolving IT™ by ensuring enterprises and their customers always have access to business-critical applications, without any IT interruption, downtime or delay. Zerto’s award-winning Cloud Continuity Platform gives businesses confidence to withstand any disaster, easily incorporate new technology, and quickly adapt to evolving IT and business priorities.
The best customer experiences are built with Zendesk. Zendesk’s powerful and flexible customer service and engagement platform scales to meet the needs of any business, from startups and small businesses to growth companies and enterprises. Zendesk serves businesses across a multitude of industries, with more than 100,000 paid customer accounts offering service and support in more than 30 languages. Headquartered in San Francisco, Zendesk operates worldwide with 15 offices in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and South America.https://www.zendesk.com/
Delphix’s mission is to empower businesses to accelerate innovation through data. In a world where every company is becoming a data company, the Delphix Dynamic Data Platform gives teams self-service access to secure, personal data environments to fuel application development, analytics, and AI while also minimizing data risk.www.delphix.com
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
Glynn Capital is focused on investments in leading private and public technology growth companies. We seek to be long-term investors in a limited number of excellent companies with world-class management teams, sustainable business models, and long-term growth potential.http://www.glynncapital.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
WITI (Women in Technology International) is committed to empowering innovators, inspiring future generations and building inclusive cultures, worldwide. WITI is redefining the way women and men collaborate to drive innovation and business growth and is helping corporate partners create and foster gender inclusive cultures. A leading authority of women in technology and business, WITI has been advocating and recognizing women's contributions in the industry for more than 30 years. The organization delivers leading edge programs and platforms for individuals and companies -- designed to empower professionals, boost competitiveness and cultivate partnerships, globally. WITI's ecosystem includes more than three million professionals, 60 networks and 300 partners, worldwide. To learn more, please visit witi.com.https://witi.com/
Year Up Bay Area is a one-year, intensive training program that provides low-income young adults, ages 18-24, with a combination of hands-on skill development, coursework eligible for college credits, corporate internships, and wraparound support. Since opening our doors in 2008, we have helped over 500 young adults cross the Opportunity Divide in the San Francisco Bay Area. 88% of our graduates are employed (earning competitive wages) or are attending college within four months of completing the program.http://www.yearup.org/about-us/our-locations/bay-area/
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