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 San Francisco CIO Executive Leadership Summit.
Co-Founder & CEO
Former SVP, Customer Evangelist
CIO Evangelist at HMG Strategy
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Ashwin Ballal, Ph.D.
SVP & CIO
Advisory Board Member, Applied Information Management
University of Oregon
SVP Global Customer Services
Palo Alto Networks
EVP, CIO & CTO
President & CEO
Western Digital Corporation
CIO and Group Vice President of Information Systems
Toyota Motor North America
Chair, CIO Advisory Board
Managing Director, CBRE @ Google - Global Digital Innovation
Fortium Partners, LP
Dr. Alexander Bockelmann
VP, Information Security
Global Head of IT
Roche Molecular Systems
Diligent Partners, LLC
VP & CIO
CIO Strategic Advisor
CIO Professional Services
Member Board of Director
Strategic Consultant & Advisor, HearstLab
Chief Information and Digital/Data Officer
Director - SaaS, Software Advisory Practice
Chief Technology Officer
Fortium Partners, LP
Verizon Media Group
SVP Strategic Development and Technology
Consultant & Partner, Digital, Technology, & Technology Officers Practice
CIO & Chief Digital Transformation Officer
Jeffrey L. Javits
Heritage Bank of Commerce
SVP of Global IT
Chief Digital Officer
Managing Director, Digital Transformation and CIO Practice Lead
SVP IT and Chief Information Officer
CopperPoint Insurance Companies
SVP IT & CIO
Chief Digital & Technology Officer
Bebe Stores, Inc.
Chief Information Officer
SVP and CIO
Franklin Templeton Investments
Senior Partner, Technology Officers Practice
Vice President Information Technology
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Social Services Agency, County of Santa Clara
VP, CRM & Marketing Operations
George Sheth MBA, FHIMSS
Diligent Partners, LLC
Vice President of IT
President, CXO & Founder
Chief Product Officer
Vice President of Information Technology
Freedom Financial Network
Former EVP & COO
Cost Plus World Market
Director of Technology
Ayfer Network LLC
Omer Ayfer is a frequent presenter at programs offered by the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business - Center for Executive Education on blockchain, cryptography and related topics. He is currently building a consulting business with a focus on information security and cloud based infrastructure. He has spent the last decade in "head of IT" roles at several biotechnology organizations ranging from molecular diagnostics to agriculture.
In addition, Omer is an Adjunct Professor at Merritt College where he teaches a variety of courses in the premier cybersecurity program at the community college level.
He holds a BS in Computer Engineering from Purdue University. When not in front of a computer, he can be found cooking elaborate meals with his two sons and wife in Oakland, California.
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Bob Concannon was formerly a Senior Client Partner within the San Francisco office of Korn Ferry and was a member of the Firm’s Global Technology Market. Mr. Concannon has over 30 years of technology executive search experience, leading numerous CIO and CTO searches across industries. He also served on Korn/Ferry's Information Technology Officers Center of Expertise. Furthermore, Mr. Concannon led searches in the software and IT communities on assignments for clients in the areas of cloud, mobility and enterprise software. Venture capitalists and private equity firms looked to his expertise around helping Internet startups migrate to the next executive level as they receive their post Series B and C funding rounds.
Mr. Concannon served as the managing director of another global executive search firm, leading the technology practice, U.S. Additionally, he led the firm’s global technology vertical for seven years, coordinating worldwide search activity in the technology sector with Fortune 100 top accounts. Previously, Mr. Concannon served in sales and marketing roles for both Pioneer Electronics and Sony Corporation. Mr. Concannon served the Internet industry from its early inception in the 90s by working with then unknown startups Netscape and Yahoo! His portfolio clients have included well-established companies like Microsoft, Oracle, 3Com, Cisco and Nokia, and a host of start-up companies funded by tier-1 venture capital. He has completed over 500 search projects in his career with many of those projects reaching successful IPOs. Published and quoted often in The Wall Street Journal, San Jose Mercury News, CFO and CIO Magazines, as well as being featured twice on ABC’s World News Tonight with Peter Jennings in their Silicon Valley report, Mr. Concannon has served as an expert on Silicon Valley trends for over 15 years. He has been a guest lecturer at The University of California Berkeley and Stanford University. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of the Pacific.
Tom has over 25 years of Technology and Operations experience spanning multiple industries including Consumer Product Goods, Digital Entertainment and E-Commerce. Tom has a B.S. in Computer Science from Northeastern University.
Chief Executive Officer
David is an experienced, multi-award winning, FTSE100 CIO who is continuing to deliver an exciting technology evolution at Hargreaves Lansdown. As a member of the Executive Committee he is responsible for spearheading continual change in a FinTech environment whilst retaining extremely high levels of customer service in a rapidly growing business. Under his leadership the team has grown from 30 people in 2008 to over 300 in 2018, including the conception and launch of a tech hub in Warsaw, Poland in 2017. David is a passionate believer in the ethos of “doing what we can do ourselves” whilst driving accountability, evolution and trust as core principles.
He is responsible for all aspects of IT including strategy, operations, service delivery, development, testing, innovation, change and cyber security of the UKs largest investment platform and on-line Stockbroker. Prior to joining Hargreaves Lansdown he gained vast experience in many large organisations, in a variety of sectors, across Europe. These include Red Bee Media (previously BBC Broadcast, now Ericsson Broadcast and Media Services), EADS (now Airbus Group), Dimension Data, all following over ten years with RAC Motoring Services.
His approach has a track record of delivering exceptional results irrespective of the challenges presented. In November 2014, David was recognised as UK CIO of the Year by Computing and for the past 4 years has featured in the top 10 of the UK’s top 100 CIO’s.
SVP & Chief Digital Officer
Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies
Christopher Desautel has over 20 years experience delivering innovative ways to use technology to enable companies to grow, reduce cost, delight customers, and achieve a competitive advantage. He has expertise in business and IT strategy, group start-ups, turn-arounds, digital transformation initiatives, and M&A. He also has extensive experience delivering successful technology solutions for e-Business, ERP, Supply Chain, Insurance, and Business Intelligence.
Mr. Desautel is currently SVP and Chief Digital Officer at Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies (BHHC), where he is focused on creating a market-leading customer experience, driving digital transformation initiatives, and leading the information technology group. He joined BHHC in 2013, as Chief Information Officer.
Prior to BHHC, Mr. Desautel has held various leadership positions including SVP and CIO at SeaBright Holdings, VP in Information Technology at Safeco, and Global IT Executive at Delphi.
Mr. Desautel began his career as a management consultant with Andersen and Deloitte Consulting where he worked with Fortune 500 companies to implement IT and business improvement programs.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University in Engineering with a concentration in operations management.
Strategic Consultant & Advisor, HearstLab
Chief Information and Digital/Data Officer
Anil Earla was formerly the Head of Information and Data Analytics for Global IS at Visa Inc., where he lead diverse teams of business and technology. As an intrapreneur, he is passionate about bringing Silicon Valley innovation mindset to larger organizations. His dual roles span innovation and strategic partnerships, shaping vision/strategy and technology alignment, various technology verticals across product life cycle for cyber security such as product management and business/system analysis, Big Data and visualization engineering, advanced analytics (data science), business intelligence and data warehousing, infrastructure and solution architecture, infrastructure and operations, program/portfolio management, and governance. Before joining Visa, he was part of industry leading organizations in the financial services, telecommunications, insurance, gaming, and airline industries. His stint across different industries and technology functions provides him the unique opportunity to apply and leverage the power of data and analytics. Under his leadership, his team was Data Impact awards finalist at Strata + Hadoop World 2014 for innovation in data ecosystem. Earla is part of the entrepreneurship and innovation program from Stanford Graduate School of Business. He completed Program in strategy from Harvard Graduate School of Business. He holds a master’s degree in computer science from JSU and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Bangalore University.
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.
Sven Gerjets has been Chief Technology Officer of Mattel since July 2017. From January 2017 to July 2017, he served as Chief Product Officer of n.io Innovation. Mr. Gerjets was the Chief Information Officer of Time Warner Cable, Inc., from October 2015 to June 2016. Before joining Time Warner Cable, Inc., he was the Chief Technology Officer of Pearson from July 2014 to October 2015. Prior to this role, Mr. Gerjets held several executive roles at DIRECTV, Inc., including Senior Vice President, Information Technology, from 2011 to 2014; Vice President, IT Solution Delivery, from 2009 to 2011; and Senior Director, IT Operations, from 2007 to 2009. From 2005 to 2007, Mr. Gerjets was Director, Information Technology, at Symantec Corporation. Previously, he was the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of GeneticMedic from 2003 to 2005. Mr. Gerjets also held leadership positions at AT&T Wireless Services, including Director, IT Operations, from 2000 to 2003; and Director, Business and Logical Security, from 1997 to 2000.
Ben Gibson is the Chief Marketing Officer of Nutanix where he oversees the company’s global marketing strategy to accelerate customer adoption of its enterprise cloud solutions. Before joining Nutanix, Ben was Chief Marketing Officer at F5 Networks, where he was responsible for leading the application networking and security company’s global marketing. Before F5 Networks, he served as Chief Marketing Officer at Veritas, where he supervised a global team of marketing professionals and led the company’s rebranding efforts following a spin-off from Symantec. Prior to Veritas, Ben spent five years as Chief Marketing Officer at Aruba Networks. During his tenure at Aruba the company tripled its annual revenue as it expanded from wireless networking into mobile security and location services. Earlier in his career, Ben held several marketing leadership roles at Cisco, including Vice President of Data Center/Virtualization Marketing. In this role he ran the outbound marketing strategy and execution for a number of Cisco’s application networking products. Ben holds a Bachelor’s degree from California State University - Long Beach.
Verizon Media Group
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.
SVP IT & CIO
Ralph Loura is Lumentum’s Senior Vice President IT and Chief Information Officer. Loura joined Lumentum in October 2018 with a rich history of senior IT leadership where he directed IT organizations executing programs in business intelligence, operations, and customer-relationship management.
Before Lumentum, Loura has served over 25 years as an IT leader with premier companies in technology and consumer products including Rodan + Fields, Hewlett-Packard (HP) Enterprise Group, Clorox, Symbol Technologies, Cisco, and Lucent Technologies.
Loura is a recipient of Computerworld’s 2012 Premier 100 IT Leaders and Consumer Goods Technology’s 2013 CIO of the Year. He holds a B.S. in computer science-mathematics from Saint Joseph's College and a Masters in computer science from Northwestern University.
Head of Chrome Customer Engineers
Google Chrome Enterprise
Chester is the Head of Americas Chrome Customer Engineers at Google and is based in Mountain View, CA. Chester has had over 15yrs+ of experience in Enterprise Engineering with the largest names in IT, in roles that bridge the divide between the client and engineering function. At Google, his mission is to lead his team in providing enterprise customers with a secure entry point to the cloud. He is a graduate of DePaul University. Outside of work Chester enjoys spending time with his twin boys and exploring much of what California has to offer on a road bike.
Co-Founder and VP of Strategy
Founder, Chairman & CEO, HiPER Solutions Group
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.
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.
Guided by the belief that all lives have equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. As chief digital officer, Todd Pierce shapes and leads the integrated strategy for technology and digital platforms in service of the foundation’s mission.
Prior to joining the foundation, Todd was the senior vice president of the Healthcare and Life Sciences industry at salesforce.com where he led the strategy and cross-functional execution of the company's products, solutions and partnerships for the industry. He joined salesforce.com in 2011 as the executive vice president of operations and transformation with overall responsibility for IT, real estate, security and trust. Before joining salesforce.com, he spent more than 20 years in the healthcare industry including 10 years as the chief information officer at Genentech where he led the company’s move to cloud and mobile technologies and later, as the global head of Pharma IT and Group Infrastructure for Roche. He has held several leadership positions in the public sector including the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the County of Santa Clara as chief information officer.
Todd has a personal commitment to developing talent and building strong morale and culture in his organizations. He received a master’s degree in health policy from UC Berkeley and his undergraduate from Austin College. He currently serves on the board of directors for Dignity Health, the nation’s fifth largest nonprofit hospital system and is a passionate advocate for the LGBTQ community.
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
President & CEO
Ouellette & Associates
Dan Roberts joined Ouellette & Associates Consulting, Inc. (O&A) in 1986, was named President of the firm in 1995, and in December 1999, he acquired the company.
He meets and strategizes with IT and business executives and their leadership teams across North America on issues relating to IT transformation and culture change, building the IT workforce of the 21st century, and marketing IT's value.
Dan is a contributing author of O&A's book titled Unleashing the Power of IT (Wiley, 2011). He has published numerous articles in industry journals and contributed to O&A's books titled, Leading IT Transformation, IT At Your Service, IT Internal Consulting, and How to Market the IT Department Internally.
Dan is a frequent speaker at IT industry and corporate events, including the CIO Forum & Executive IT Summit Series, national SIMposium, NERCOMP, and the Sports & Entertainment Alliance in Technology (SEAT).
Dan believes that there has never been a better time to be in the IT profession and that those IT professionals who reinvent themselves will thrive in this new environment. This will necessitate the development of a new mindset and skill set that ensures they are positioned as the consultative, client focused, marketing-savvy, and provider of choice.
As the leading provider of IT leadership and professional development services focusing on the "human side of technology," Dan is proud of O&A's long term partnerships with world class, Fortune 1000 clients across all industries including aerospace, financial services/insurance, healthcare, pharmaceutical, retail, utilities, as well as many governments and universities.
A graduate of the Whittemore School of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire, Dan and his wife Denise have two grown children, and reside near O&A's Bedford, NH headquarters.
Director, Customer Experience Services
Chief Product Officer
Emily Schaffer, Executive Director at Year Up Bay Area Emily started her career addressing poverty and its impact on educational opportunities as a part of the Teach for America teaching corps in urban Los Angeles. After teaching for three years, Emily moved to the business sector to learn first-hand about business strategy. She used this experience to guide her work in business development as the Director of Programs for SpringBoard Forward, bringing a cutting-edge career development program to thousands of entry-level workers in the Bay Area. At YUBA Emily oversaw the outreach, admissions, student services and corporate engagement teams, ensuring that each phase of the program students feel supported and well prepared for their next steps: internship, graduation and job placement. Emily currently serves as YUBA’s Interim Executive Director, managing all aspects of the site as Jay transitions into his new role. Emily received her Education M.A. from Loyola Marymount University.
Executive Director, Fisher Center for Business Analytics, Institute for Business Innovation, Haas School of Business
University of California - Berkeley
Jim Spitze wrote his first computer program in 1959 and went on in 1963 to co-invent the world’s first commercially successful electronic calculator. Starting in the mid 1970’s, he became a serial CIO and then co-founded The Systems Consulting Consortium, Inc., a “high-end” IT-focused management consulting firm which helped found many IT departments in Northern California such as Tencor, Cirrus Logic, and others. Concurrently he helped found the Fisher CIO Leadership Program within the Haas School of Business at UC-Berkeley and its globally-recognized Fisher-Hopper Prize for Lifetime Achievement in CIO Leadership, described by some as “The Nobel Prize for CIOs”. In the 70s and 80s, he served as the CIO for Xerox Data Systems, American President Lines, QANTAS (in Australia), and more recently as an Interim CIO (as a consultant) for a large number of Bay Area firms. His 59 year career spans the entire growth period of “the computer.” He will retire to his ranch, Palm Lane Farms, on Friday, April 27, 2018.
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.
April 26, 2018, 7:00 AM-5:30 PM
JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking
8:00 AM - 8:20 AM
Welcome and Introduction
Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy
|8:20 AM - 9:00 AM||
|9:00 AM - 9:30 AM||Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners
|9:30 AM - 9:50 AM||
HMG Lead, Innovate, Disrupt Tech Talk: Repeatability of Innovation: Lessons from Silicon Valley
Jedidiah Yueh, 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.
|9:50 AM - 10:30 AM||
EXECUTIVE PANEL: Putting AI, Machine Learning, Blockchain & Analytics to Work
Omer Ayfer, Principal, Ayfer Network LLC
Anil Earla, Chief Digital and Information Officer, Stealth.AI
Nathan Mayer, Co-founder and VP of Strategy, AutonomIQ
Prithvi Sahoo, VP, IT Applications & Architecture, VeriFone
Naresh Shanker, CIO, HP, Inc.
Moderator: Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy
In this session, technology executives will share best practices for applying AI, machine learning and analytics to reinvent the enterprise in the digital age. They will be joined by top VC executives who will share valuable insights into the technologies and companies that are on the horizon to deliver the most innovative opportunities.
|10:30 AM - 11:00 AM||
Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners
|11:00 AM - 11:50 AM||
EXECUTIVE PANEL: Lead, Reimagine, Reinvent: Driving a Culture of Genius for Success and Visualizing the Road Ahead
Christopher Desautel, SVP & Chief Digital Officer, Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies
Ben Gibson, CMO, Nutanix
Ralph Loura, Former CTO, Rodan + Fields
Venkat Sathyamurthy, Sr. Director, Product Management, Adobe Document Cloud, Adobe
Moderator: Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy
In today’s fast-changing business environment, CEOs expect CIOs and technology executives to serve as trusted business advisors who can help the C-suite to identify and execute on new business models that will enable the company to succeed in this age of disruption. This requires a new way of thinking to identify new market opportunities and how cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, cloud, blockchain, analytics, and edge computing can be harnessed to drive innovation. This panel of technology executives will discuss their roles in leading digital transformation strategies along with how they can work with fellow members of the C-suite to move the business forward.
11:50 AM - 1:00 PM
HMG Strategy Lifetime Achievement Award presented to James Spitze, Executive Director, Fisher Center for Business Analytics, Institute for Business Innovation, Haas School of Business - University of California - Berkeley
Year Up News - Emily Schaffer, Executive Director, Year Up
|1:00 PM - 1:30 PM||
EXECUTIVE PANEL: Beyond Leadership – What Makes a Technology Executive Successful
Bob Concannon, Senior Client Partner, CIO/IT Officers Practice, Korn Ferry
Tony Leng, Managing Director and CIO Practice Leader, Diversified Search
David Morris, Founder, Chairman & CEO, HiPER Solutions Group - The HSG
Moderator: Beth Devin, Head, Innovation Network, Citi Venture
Today’s technology executive plays a pivotal role in helping his or her organization respond to the forces of change needed to become a digital enterprise, no matter what industry they are in. What are the top skills and traits necessary to lead a successful digital transformation, develop collaboration with the C-suite and board, and to achieve the future vision? 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.
1:30 PM - 2:10 PM
EXECUTIVE KEYNOTE: Work Smart and Stay Safe
Chester Lui, Head of Chrome Customer Engineers, Google
With malware and phishing attacks more prevalent than ever, IT administrators are pressed to find new ways to protect their businesses. During this session, you will learn about Chrome OS & Browser's unique security model to deter against these threats, and how Google protects its own workforce.
2:10 PM - 2:40 PM
Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners
2:40 PM - 3:40 PM
EXECUTIVE ROUNDTABLE WORKGROUPS: Exploring the Five Most Impactful Technologies of 2018
These moderated executive roundtable discussions allow attendees to brainstorm on the top opportunities for applying specific technologies along with the challenges that must be overcome to succeed.
3:40 PM - 3:50 PM
3:50 PM - 4:30 PM
EXECUTIVE PANEL: Lead Courageously as the CEO of Technology
Sven Gerjets, EVP & CTO, Mattel, Inc.
Ben Haines, SVP & CIO, Oath
Tony Leng, Managing Director and CIO Practice Leader, Diversified Search
Jim Rinaldi, CIO, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Moderator: Dan Roberts, President and CEO, Ouellette Associates
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 while striking a balance between the current and future states.
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Raffle Prizes and Executive Networking Reception
Google Chrome Enterprise delivers a future-proof OS that makes it simple to work smart and keep your business safe. Chrome OS provides a secure entry point to the cloud, with comprehensive security protections from boot-up to shutdown. Continual enhancements provide the latest functionality without interrupting workflow. Low-touch maintenance, a seamless user experience, and enhanced productivity mean lower costs, less risk, and better results. Chrome is an enterprise-level browser with built-in security and user policies, it keeps your employees efficiency across any device or location.https://cloud.google.com/chrome-enterprise/
Adobe gives everyone—from emerging artists to global brands—everything they need to design and deliver exceptional digital experiences. We empower people to create beautiful and powerful images, videos, and apps, and transform how companies interact with customers across every screen. Adobe Creative Cloud, Document Cloud, and Experience Cloud bring together our design expertise with customer intelligence to deliver experiences that get results. With a robust platform that’s powered by advanced science, a thriving community of partners and developers, and a culture that’s passionate about pushing the boundaries of what’s possible with our products, Adobe is changing the world through digital experiences.https://www.adobe.com/
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
Magenic is a digital technology-consulting firm that helps get your digital products to market faster. Magenic has the right strategy, the right process, and the right people to deliver your digital products with unmatched quality and speed.https://magenic.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
Tintri by DDN builds VM-aware storage that challenges the storage quo. Tintri by DDN builds VM-aware storage specifically for your virtualized applications—with none of the limitations of traditional physical-first storage. When you store your virtual machines on Tintri, they perform 6x faster, pack 10x more densely and take 98% less management, saving you time, money and sanity. Learn more at www.tintri.com to get the storage that can guarantee the performance of virtualized servers, databases and desktops applications.https://www.tintri.com
Zoho crafts comprehensive cloud applications for every aspect of business. From sales and marketing, to support and collaboration, to finance, recruitment, and more, our smart and scalable solutions let you focus on your business. With deep automation, analytics, and even AI, Zoho CRM can help your business drive sales and improve operational productivity.https://www.zoho.com/
CylancePROTECT® delivers industry-leading malware prevention powered by artificial intelligence, combined with application and script control, memory protection, and device policy enforcement to prevent successful cyberattacks. Without the use of signatures or the need to stream data to the cloud, CylancePROTECT delivers protection against common threats such as malware, ransomware, fileless malware, malicious scripts, weaponized docs, and many other attack vectors, no matter where the endpoint resides.https://www.cylance.com/en_us/home.html
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.
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
Rubrik delivers instant application availability to hybrid cloud enterprises for recovery, search, cloud, and development. By using the market-leading Cloud Data Management platform to provide instant access with self-service, customers mobilize applications, automate protection policies, recover from Ransomware, search and analyze application data at scale on one platform. From days to seconds. Rubrik has been named to Gartner’s Cool Vendors in Storage Technologies, 2016, CFO Magazine’s Top 20 Disruptive Tech Companies to Watch, the Forbes Cloud 100, and awarded the NorthFace ScoreBoard AwardSM. For more information, visit https://www.rubrik.com and follow @rubrikInc on Twitter.
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
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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