Past Summits

2018 Seattle CIO Executive Leadership Summit

W Seattle, Seattle, WA


Event Highlights

Reimagine, Reinvent:  Building a Customer-Centric Organization In Highly Disruptive Times

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 Seattle CIO Executive Leadership Summit.


  • Kory Avaiusini
    CEO & Co-Founder
    WideNet Consulting Group

    Kory Avaiusini is the CEO and Co-Founder of WideNet, responsible for leading the Sales, Marketing, Client Relations Executive Search and Community Outreach functions. Kory, also a member of the Jobs for Washington's Graduates Board of Directors, has over two decades of experience working in the Puget Sound area within the Technology Consulting and Staffing/Recruiting space.

    He started his career in the mid-90’s working for one of the largest staffing firms in the world, Technical Aid Corporation where he was a Regional Account Manager. He led the development and management of such major accounts like Digital Equipment Corporation/Compaq, Attachmate, Amazon, Starbucks, Vulcan and Corbis. After TAC, Kory was hired by one of his clients, Bill Gates' privately owned Corbis. In this role, Kory led all global recruiting efforts during the company’s major growth and acquisition phase. He later became Director of HR & Recruiting, North America and APAC. Kory was also part of Corbis' Leadership NOW program, identifying the top future leaders of the company. Mr. Avaiusini eventually left Corbis to start his own technology staffing and recruiting company that he grew to become one of the fastest growing companies in the area. He later sold his ownership stake to other business partners.

    Mr. Avaiusini has also worked and consulted in leadership roles at Weyerhaeuser Corporation, T-Mobile and The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. His experience working internally at mature, enterprise, global clients along with his years of working in professional services puts him in a unique spot when assisting clients and customers.

    Kory is local to the Seattle area, having grown up in Normandy Park, WA. He attended Central Washington University where he received a B.S. in Marketing. Kory resides in Browns Point, WA with his wife Amy and their two daughters, Allison and Olivia. When he is not working, you can usually find him at his kids' soccer games, playing soccer himself or camping and hanging out with family and friends.

  • Dave Bernert
    Sr. IT Director and Chief Architect
    The Boeing Company

    Dave Bernert, P.E. is Sr. IT Director and Chief Architect of Boeing Enterprise Architecture/2nd Century Enterprise Systems.  He came to Boeing after more than 33 years with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), where he served as HPE Senior Global Client Director and Chief Technologist for Boeing, and lead the establishment of the HPE Boeing Innovation program; gaining deep experience with Boeing products and services. Dave brings with him extensive management, sales and technical experience that supports 2nd Century efforts and increases ITs value to the business.

  • Chad Cook
    VP of Solutions
    Neudesic

    Chad Cook is the VP of Solutions for Neudesic’s West region, driving engagement and sales strategy for the PacWest, SoCal, and Desert Mountain markets. Chad is a technology professional with over 20 years of experience, helping clients with technology strategy, architecture and implementation of solutions across a variety of industries. His passion is utilizing emerging technologies especially in cloud and mobile to help clients in their Digital Evolution journeys.

  • Ben De Bont
    VP & CISO
    IBM Cloud

    Serving as the Chief Information Security Officer and Vice President for IBM Cloud and IBM Watson, Ben is responsible for the overall risk posture and corresponding security, compliance and privacy efforts across all related product portfolios and business units. With over 20 years of experience, Ben has worked with a diverse number of highly regulated industries and is an expert at securing complex cloud infrastructures and computing platforms at scale. Prior to IBM, Ben was the Chief Security Officer (CSO) for HP Cloud where he secured the world’s largest open source cloud based on OpenStack architecture. Proceeding HP, Ben led the MySpace Security Group as Director of Information Security (CISO), and sat upon the Global News Corporation Security Committee, working extensively with the Dow Jones and 20th Century Fox to create an all-encompassing News Corporation security strategy with a focus on social media and studio content protection, application security and intellectual property protective mechanisms. Ben previously led the Incident Response Group for Microsoft’s Online Services, and held security responsibility for Hotmail, MSN Messenger and Search (now Bing) business units. He is a frequent speaker and enthusiastic member of the security community, contributing to groups such as OWASP and the Cloud Security Alliance. Ben is also an active member (joined 2013) and co-lead of the Technology & Innovation Council for “Business Executives for National Security” (BENS), whose mission is to address the national security community’s most pressing challenges. He is also a board and founding member (2017) of the “CyberCrime Support Network” (CSN), which is public/private non-profit partnership created to foster collaboration and create training and resources within law enforcement and consumer ecosystems to protect Americans by ensuring that cyber security victims are jointly supported by federal, state, and local resources. Ben holds a MS degree in Computer Science from the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia, and his undergraduate degree from the same institution. His major was in encryption and his thesis addressed ‘Digital Watermarking Encryption Algorithms Attacks and Defenses’.

  • Joseph Eckroth
    SVP & CIO
    TE Information Systems

    Joe Eckroth joined TE Connectivity in 2013 and serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer. In this role, he is responsible for leading the TE Information Systems (TEIS) team, setting the enterprise-wide Information Systems strategic direction, and ensuring TEIS implements key information systems initiatives that support TE’s goals. Prior to joining TE, Joe was with Hertz Holdings and Hertz since 2007, and most recently held the position of Executive Vice President, Global Customer Care and Chief Information Officer. In this role, he also provided oversight to the Corporate Project Management Office, Revenue Management function and Navigations Solutions business, which is the exclusive provider of the Hertz Neverlost units and related services. Prior to joining Hertz Holdings and Hertz, Joe served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of New Century Financial Corporation. Previously, Joe served as the Chief Information Officer for Mattel, Inc. and two of General Electric’s business units, GE Medical Systems and GE Industrial Systems. From 2003 to 2006, Joe served on the board of directors of VWR International, a global laboratory supply and distribution company, where he also served on the Compensation and Finance Committees. From 2000 to 2006, he also served on the board of directors of the Orangewood Children’s Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing lifechanging prevention and intervention programs for abused and neglected children and young adults in Orange County, California. Joe earned his MBA from Pepperdine University School of Business and Management and his Bachelor’s degree from the University of La Verne in La Verne, California.

  • Scott Harvey
    Senior Vice President
    ServiceNow

    Scott Harvey has served as Senior Vice President of Solution Consulting since 2014. Prior to joining ServiceNow, Harvey served in several senior leadership roles at VMware, Inc. including VP of Professional Services, VP of Systems Engineering, and VP of Cloud Management Solutions from 2001 to 2014. From 1996-2001, Harvey served in business development, sales, marketing and professional services leadership roles for multiple silicon valley technology startups. Harvey holds a B.A. from Central Washington University in Ellensburg, WA

  • Judith Henderson
    Head of Enterprise Operations
    Farmers Life Insurance

    Judith Henderson is Head of Enterprise Operations for Farmers Life Insurance.  In this role, Judith is responsible for operational performance excellence, data management, project portfolio management and project execution, IT development and operations, supplier performance management and facilities management.   Judith joined Farmers Life in April, 2015, from Mutual of Omaha where she was the Senior Vice President of Information Systems. She was responsible for project/portfolio management, enterprise application development, support and IT administration including strategic and operational planning.  Prior to Mutual of Omaha, Judith worked for 21 years at USAA in San Antonio, Texas where she held a number of senior IT and business operations roles.  Judith and her husband Eric have been married for 24 years and have two children, Erica (22) and Evan (20).   

     

    Education:  – BA, Management -  1999

    Professional designation – Project Management Professional, PMP, Project Management Institute

  • Charu Jain
    VP & CIO
    Alaska Airlines

     

    As Alaska Air Group CIO, Charu brings to the role a proven track record of setting and executing technology vision and delivering results. Recognized for her business and technology acumen, Charu is helping Alaska navigate through change, disruption, and capture opportunity within the industry. She leads a highly engaged Organization of more than 400 information technology professionals fueled to create an Airline People Love by connecting people through technology.  She builds positive, and genuine relationships with her teams and stakeholders.  

    In her previous roles at United Airlines, and working across industries at IBM and PWC as a thought partner and change leader, Charu has successfully delivered integrated, scalable technology solutions that enable fast-growth expansion, dramatic business efficiencies, and lasting improvements in market competitiveness, service delivery, and customer satisfaction. Charu has led major business transformation initiatives including multiple M&A efforts.

    With a passion for attracting and developing STEM talent, Charu represents Alaska’s information technology interests by serving on the UW Foster School of Business MSIS Advisory Board, and Year Up’s Board of Directors.

    Selected as Computerworld’s 2009 Premier 100 IT Leader, Charu holds a bachelor's degree in economics and an MBA in International Management at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.

     

  • Somya Kapoor
    Head of Product
    AISERA

    Somya Kapoor is an experienced professional with an end-to-end experience in Enterprise Software. She has a broad depth of experience including corporate strategy, product management, marketing and development. Her experience spans across building products within the machine learning and predictive analytics space and delivering them to market both at SAP and ServiceNow. At ServiceNow, Somya led expanding the ITSM portfolio to include ML/AI strategy that spanned across releases and revenue goals.

    Somya is a recurring author for several publications and a speaker at numerous Enterprise Software conference. She has been working within Enterprise Software for more than 15 years.

  • Fred Krug
    Executive Director
    Year Up

    As Year Up Puget Sound’s Executive Director, Fred brings more than 20 years of experience serving young adults who find themselves on the wrong side of the Opportunity Divide. From Casey Family Programs to Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County, Fred has built programs and partnerships that improve the lives of homeless and former foster youth. In 2012, Fred joined Year Up Puget Sound as Senior Director of Corporate Engagement, developing strong partnerships with Microsoft, Expedia, T-Mobile, and Amazon, among many others, and helping build Year Up’s co-location model with Bellevue College.

    Since moving into his role as Executive Director in 2017, Fred has worked to build Year Up Puget Sound’s vision for scaling impact and building Year Up’s presence in our community and within our corporate partners. Fred holds an MSW from Portland State University and a BA in Psychology from Linfield College. When he is not busy serving our young adults, he enjoys time with his two daughters.

  • Tony Leng
    Managing Director, Practice Lead and OMP
    Diversified Search

    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.

  • Hunter Muller
    President & CEO
    HMG Strategy

    Hunter Muller is a transformative CEO at HMG Strategy, LLC, the strongest executive leadership network. Drawing on more than 25 years of experience in consulting with IT executive leaders, Hunter is a multi-title book author and a frequent industry speaker on transformational leadership and innovation. His concepts are used worldwide to improve executive performance, enhance collaboration, elevate the role of IT, and align strategy across the enterprise.

    Through years of research and experience, Hunter has published four books: “The Transformational CIO” (John Wiley & Sons, 2011), “On Top of The Cloud” (John Wiley & Sons, 2012), “Leading the Epic Revolution” (John Wiley & Sons, 2013), and “The Big Shift in IT Leadership” (John Wiley & Sons, 2015).

    HMG Strategy assists C-level executives in becoming transformational leaders. HMG Strategy hosts networking summits and provides services that are focused around innovative IT leadership, management, and technology support to CIOs and senior IT executives. HMG Strategy is "The Strongest Executive Leadership Network" with an international association of more than 300,000 global CIOs/senior IT executives, industry experts, and world-class thought leaders.

    Hunter and HMG Strategy support a variety of IT-related charities, and Hunter is a member of the Executive Committee of the Fairfield/Westchester Chapter of the Society for Information Management.

     

     

  • Vanessa Pegueros
    VP & CISO
    DocuSign

    Vanessa is currently VP and CISO for DocuSign helping to lead the company in providing an industry leading security program to its customers.  Vanessa formally worked with US Bank as the Senior VP responsible for Enterprise Information Security and a team of over 120 people.  She also was the CISO at Expedia and has held senior level security roles with Washington Mutual, Cingular and AT&T Wireless. She has held numerous other roles specifically within the wireless arena including Network Planning, Architecture & Engineering, Technical Sales, and Product Development.  She has an MBA from Stanford University, a MS in Telecommunication from the University of Colorado, and a BS in Engineering from UC Berkeley.  She holds GSEC, CRISC, CISM, and CISSP security certifications as well as the Certified Information Privacy Professional Europe (CIPP/E) privacy certification.

  • Dan Roberts
    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.

  • Trevor Schulze
    Chief Information Officer
    Micron Technology

    Trevor Schulze is Corporate Vice President for Information Technology at Micron Technology. He is responsible for Micron’s strategic IT planning and for applying advanced technologies to help deliver solutions that power our customers’ innovation.

    Prior to joining Micron in 2015, Mr. Schulze was Corporate Vice President IT, Enterprise Applications, at Broadcom Corporation and Corporate Vice President IT, Global Engineering and Infrastructure Solutions, at Advanced Micro Devices. He has also held senior director and engineering director positions at Cisco Systems.

    Mr. Schulze earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Arizona. 

  • Mark Sherman
    Director of Corporate Engagement
    Year Up

    Mark currently serves as Director of Corporate Engagement for Year Up. Prior to joining Year Up, Mark served as VP, New Business at Groundspeak (aka geocaching.com), where he helped the company create a new product for the Travel & Tourism market. Prior to his role at Groundspeak, Mark was a member of the Executive Team at Corbis, a private company owned by Bill Gates, for nearly 10 years. During his time at Corbis, Mark held a variety of roles, most recently as SVP of Corbis’ global Greenlight Rights business. Prior to Corbis, Mark worked at fine.com, a website development company serving Fortune 500 clients, and at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, CA, where he was an Associate Producer of feature films. Mark holds a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from Dartmouth’s Tuck School.

  • Steve Trautman
    Principal and Founder
    The Steve Trautman Co.

    Steve Trautman has more than twenty years’ experience as a leading international expert in talent risk management and knowledge transfer. A pioneer in the field, Steve has created the only proven methodology for assessing, aligning and mitigating talent risk for technical teams within Fortune 500 companies. His clients have included: Boeing, Costco, Goodyear, Aetna, Farmers Life Insurance, Bank of America, Microsoft, and Qualcomm, among others.  

    Steve is also the author of several books: Teach What You Know: A Practical Leader’s Guide to Knowledge Transfer Using Peer Mentoring (Prentice Hall, 2006), Do You Have Who It Takes? Managing Talent Risk in a High-Stakes Technical Work Force (Greenleaf, 2017) and co-author of The Executive Guide to High-Impact Talent Management: Powerful Tools for Leveraging a Changing Workforce (McGraw-Hill, 2011). 

    Steve is a frequent speaker and panelist and has presented for such conferences as Qualcomm, 

    American Society of Training and Development, Society of Human Resources Management, Utilities Service Alliance, and Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, among others.  

    By implementing Trautman’s proprietary processes, C-suite executives from blue-chip companies around the globe have dramatically increased their speed and efficiency in revenue, market share and strategy execution. In addition, Steve’s finely-honed methods have been proven to bring new employees up to speed in 1/2 the normal time.  

    Prior to founding The Steve Trautman Co., Steve worked in leadership roles for Microsoft and Expedia, where he honed his knowledge transfer methods and skills. Today, Steve brings his experience to and focuses his expertise on solving the most critical talent management and workforce problems executives are facing, including:  

    • Major initiatives slowed because of over-reliance on some workers
    • Global consistency and role clarity problems
    • Reorganization with a focus on speed to new roles and responsibilities 
    • Aging or retiring workforce- cross-generational knowledge transfer
    • New employee onboarding
    • New technology, system, or process rollout
    • Mergers and acquisitions – blending the families and getting back to work faster
    • Outsource partner management

    When he is not working to change how executives think about talent risk management and knowledge transfer, Steve can be found hiking around the Northwest with his wife and two kids. 

  • Anusha Vaidyanathan
    Director, Security Product Management
    Silver Peak

    Anusha Vaidyanathan built the industry’s first datacenter firewall at Juniper Networks, where she spent close to ten years.  She later moved to Versa Networks, when it was a stealth startup and was in the team that made a successful stealth exit. Currently, she is at Silver Peak systems for 2+ years and is   Director, Product Management, responsible for Software Defined-WAN(SD-WAN) security and analytics, service chaining and security integrations. She is an active community volunteer, elected school board representative and a scout den leader.

  • Peter Vermeulen
    Head of Human Resources - WWCS Ops
    Amazon

    Peter Vermeulen is a multi-lingual human resources executive who has lived and worked across the globe, delivering notable achievements in his leadership roles at Johnson & Johnson and Linde Americas. A Belgian native, he is fluent in English, Dutch, and French and proficient in German, Spanish, and Danish.

    Peter brings a strong background in finance and analytics to his human resources expertise that enables him to develop cost-effective, sustainable, and measurable strategies and action plans that drive organizational and talent success. His hallmark style is serving as a change agent by partnering with business units and executives across an organization to ensure diverse needs are met – especially the needs of the customers and the employees who serve them. 

    Known for modeling the attributes he values, Peter sets an impeccable example of integrity, accountability, and empowerment in developing his employees around the globe throughout organizational changes and transformations.

    Peter holds a GPHR certificate from the HRCI, where he formerly served as a member of the Board of Directors. He earned a Master of European Studies degree from the University of Strasbourg, France, and a Master of Business Economics from the University of Leuven, Belgium. Active in industry and community events, Peter is currently Chairman-Elect of the Board of the Directors of the non-profit International School Services, Princeton, NJ.

    CAREER PROGRESSION

    AMAZON - Global Head of HR, Customer Care

    LINDE - Senior Vice President of HR, Americas

    JOHNSON & JOHNSON - Global VP of Talent Management, J&J WHQ, Global VP of HR for Global Supply Chain, J&J, Country HR Director, J&J France, Process Excellence Leader, Corporate HR, USA, HR Leader for European Supply Chain, J&J Pharmaceutical, Finance Controller for Central & Eastern Europe J&J

  • Jedidiah Yueh
    Founder and Chairman
    Delphix

    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.

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October 30, 2018, 7:00 AM-5:30 PM
W Seattle

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 - 8:50 AM

HMG Lead, Innovate, Disrupt Tech Talk: Why the Tech Platform Matters

Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy

Trevor Schulze, CIO, Micron Technology

Fifteen years ago, the Harvard Business Review published what became a highly-controversial article by Nicholas Carr entitled ‘IT Doesn’t Matter’. To help set the stage for the day’s discussions, HMG Strategy President and CEO Hunter Muller will explore why IT is more relevant than ever along with other critical trends that are shaping the future path for technology executives.


8:50 AM - 9:20 AM

HMG Lead, Innovate, Disrupt Tech Talk:  Reinventing the American Dream 

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.


9:20 AM - 9:50 AM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


9:50 AM - 10:30 AM  

EXECUTIVE KEYNOTE: Making the World of Work, Work Better for People

Scott Harvey, Senior Vice President, ServiceNow


10:30 AM - 11:00 AM 

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


11:00 AM - 11:40 AM  

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  New Technologies - Fueling Big Opportunities and a Competitive Edge

Chad Cook, VP of Solutions, Neudesic

Joe Eckroth, SVP & CIO, TE Information Systems

Charu Jain, VP & CIO, Alaska Airlines

Trevor Schulze, CIO, Micron Technology

Moderator:  Tony Leng, Managing Director, Practice Lead and OMP, Diversified Search 

In the new digital era, successful companies aren’t working harder – they’re working smarter. Intelligent enterprises are harnessing new technologies that include Internet of Things, 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. This panel of executives will discuss real-world applications of advanced technologies that are driving speed to market and a competitive edge.


11:40 AM - 1:00 PM  

Luncheon   


Year Up News

Fred Krug, Executive Director, Year Up

Mark Sherman, Director of Corporate Engagement at Year Up Puget Sound 


1:00 PM - 1:30 PM  

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Beyond Leadership – What Makes a Technology Executive Successful 

Kory Avaiusini, CEO & Co-Founder, WideNet Consulting Group 

Somya Kapoor, Head of Product, Aisera

Tony Leng, Managing Director, Practice Lead and OMP, Diversified Search 

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 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 - 2:00 PM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


2:00 PM - 2:40 PM 

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Balancing Agility, Innovation, and Security

Ben De Bont, VP & CISO, IBM Cloud

Anusha Vaidyanathan, Director, Security Product Management, Silver Peak

Vanessa Pegueros, VP & CISO, DocuSign

Moderator: Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy

Competitive advantage requires agility and innovation. At the same time data, assets, intellectual capital must be protected. This panel will focus on how to foster innovation and leverage security as a competitive advantage, providing strategies that can be quickly implemented to achieve the overall goal of secure innovation.


2:40 PM - 3:10 PM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


3:10 PM - 3:50 PM

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Scaling the 7 C’s: Customer Centricity from the Inside Out

Dave Bernert, Sr. IT Director and Chief Architect, Boeing Enterprise Architecture

Judith Henderson, Head of Enterprise Operations, Farmers Life Insurance

Steve Trautman, Principal and Founder, The Steve Trautman Co. 

Peter Vermeulen, Head of Human Resources WWCS - Ops, Amazon

Moderator:  Dan Roberts, President and CEO, Ouellette & Associates

Virgin entrepreneur Richard Branson builds his iconic customer-centric companies with an “employees first, customers second, shareholders third mindset.” At a time when words like “disruption,” “transformation,” “automation,” and “modernization” grab the headlines, this highly engaging session will highlight the secret sauce that seasons a business-impacting, customer-centric culture from the inside out. This panel of top-tier technology executives will showcase innovative leaders and companies that are winning the talent war with a high “TQ” and differentiated workforce strategy.


3:50 PM - 5:00 PM

Raffle Prizes and Executive Networking Reception



Presenting Partners

  • ServiceNow

    ServiceNow makes work, work better for people. Our cloud-based platform and products streamline and simplify how work gets done.

    https://www.servicenow.com/

Platinum Partners

  • Neudesic

    Neudesic is the trusted technology partner in business innovation, delivering impactful business results to clients through digital modernization and evolution. Our consultants bring business and technology expertise together, offering a wide range of cloud and data-driven solutions, including: custom application development, comprehensive managed services, and business software products. Founded in 2002, Neudesic is a privately held company headquartered in Irvine, California, and is celebrating its 15th Anniversary in 2017.

    https://www.neudesic.com
  • Silver Peak

    Silver Peak is the global leader in Broadband and Hybrid WAN solutions. Geographically distributed enterprises view the cloud and wide area network as critical to connecting users to applications. Strategic IT leaders are under pressure to balance the complexities of managing legacy infrastructure while accelerating the migration to the cloud which can compromise their effectiveness. Silver Peak offers a high-performance SD-WAN solution that provides secure and reliable virtual overlays to connect users to applications with the flexibility to use any combination of underlying transport without compromising application performance. This results in greater business agility and lower costs.

    https://www.silver-peak.com

Gold Partners

  • Celonis

    Celonis is the global leader in Process Mining, a breakthrough big-data analytics approach designed to optimize business processes and save valuable time and money. Our technology visually reconstructs your existing IT system data in real-time to provide total transparency, and leverages the latest machine learning algorithms to make proactive recommendations for process improvement. Our customers have cut operational process costs by up to 50%, eliminated costly bottlenecks, reduced throughput times, and empowered their staff to make the right decisions, consistently.

    https://www.celonis.com/
  • CyberArk Software, Inc.

    CyberArk is the only security company that proactively stops the most advanced cyber threats – those that exploit insider privileges to attack the heart of the enterprise. The company has pioneered a new category of targeted security solutions to lock down privileged accounts and protect against cyber threats before attacks can escalate and cause irreparable business damage. CyberArk is trusted by the world’s leading companies – including more than 50 percent of the Fortune 100 – to protect their highest value information assets, infrastructure and applications, while ensuring tight regulatory compliance and audit requirements.

    https://www.cyberark.com/
  • Datalink, a division of Insight

    Datalink is an IT services provider that helps organizations transform technology, operations and service delivery to meet business challenges. Clients rely on us for an unbiased evaluation of solution options, a full lifecycle of services, and a comprehensive approach to deliver positive business outcomes across cloud, IT transformation, next generation technology, and security.

    https://www.datalink.com
  • Dell Boomi

    Boomi helps transform businesses to best of breed cloud, while understanding the realities of the enterprise. Whatever you need to connect, we can help. With Boomi in place, your digital transformation is within reach. Connect Everything. Engage Everywhere. Run Anywhere.

    https://boomi.com/
  • Zerto

    Zerto helps customers accelerate IT transformation by eliminating the risk and complexity of modernization and cloud adoption. By replacing multiple legacy solutions with a single IT Resilience Platform, Zerto is changing the way disaster recovery, data protection and cloud are managed. With enterprise scale, Zerto’s software platform delivers continuous availability for an always-on customer experience while simplifying workload mobility to protect, recover and move applications freely across hybrid and multi-clouds. Zerto is trusted by over 6,000 customers globally and is powering resiliency offerings for Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud, AWS, Sungard and more than 350 cloud services providers.

    http://www.zerto.com/

Supporting Partners

  • Delphix

    Delphix's mission is to free companies from data friction and accelerate innovation. The Delphix Dynamic Data Platform allows data to be securely delivered to every stakeholder, across on-premise, cloud & hybrid environments, at the speed required to enable rapid development and delivery of applications and solutions. The Delphix Dynamic Data Platform provides a comprehensive approach to DataOps, enabling companies to easily deliver and secure data, wherever it exists.

    www.delphix.com

Local Partners

  • AISERA

    AISERA offers first of its kind, proactive, personalized and predictive AI Service Management (AISM) solution that’s built to disrupt Customer Support. AISERA radically improves customer satisfaction and user experience, and drastically reduce cost of Service Desk. The Next Generation IT Service Management (ITSM) solution built for Multi-Cloud to Empower Users & Service Agents.

    https://www.aisera.com/

Strategic Partners

  • Egon Zehnder

    Egon Zehnder was founded in 1964 with a distinctive vision and structure aimed at achieving two basic goals - to place our clients' interests first and to lead our profession in creating value for our clients through the assessment and recruitment of top-level management resources. The most fundamental expression of our client-first vision resides in our structure, which is unique to our profession. Our 390 consultants, operating from 63 wholly owned offices in 37 countries, are organized around a single-profit center partnership. This is designed to eliminate competitive barriers between our offices. It allows us to operate seamlessly when engagements call for us to mobilize across many offices in a country or a region. Large or small, local or global, our clients benefit from our structure by having access to our most relevant resources and relationships wherever they may reside. Underpinning this unique structure is our private ownership. We have chosen to operate our firm independent of any outside interests and are motivated solely by a desire to exceed our clients' expectations.

    http://www.egonzehnder.com
  • Heidrick & Struggles

    Heidrick & Struggles actively solves business problems for our clients every day. Through our Leadership Advisory framework, we help companies attract, develop and retain the world’s most talented individuals. For almost 60 years, we have focused on quality service and built strong leadership teams through our relationships with clients and individuals worldwide. Today, Heidrick & Struggles leadership experts operate from principal business centers in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.

    http://www.heidrick.com
  • Korn Ferry

    At Korn Ferry, we design, build, attract and ignite talent. Since our inception, clients have trusted us to help recruit world-class leadership. Today, we are a single source for leadership and talent consulting services to empower businesses and leaders to reach their goals. Through our vision, research and tools across 80 offices and 3,700 employees, we convert potential into greatness. Our solutions range from executive recruitment and leadership development programs, to enterprise learning, succession planning, and recruitment process outsourcing (RPO). Organizations around the world trust Korn Ferry to manage their talent – a responsibility we meet every day with passion, expertise, integrity and results.

    https://www.kornferry.com
  • Russell Reynolds Associates

    Russell Reynolds Associates is a premier provider of senior-level executive search and assessment, serving clients globally for 40 years. We advise our clients on recruiting and retaining outstanding and impactful leaders, and help them mitigate the risks associated with senior level appointments. We are a private firm with 39 offices across North and South America, Europe and Asia/Pacific, covering all major business regions including Africa, Eastern Europe and Russia, the Middle East and the South Pacific. We leverage our collective expertise to identify and assess leaders who can support the growth and success of our client organizations. Our 300 experienced consultants are supported by a global research network We complete more than 2,000 assignments annually, across a broad range of industries and functional roles.

    http://www.russellreynolds.com
  • Spencer Stuart

    Founded in 1956 and privately owned, Spencer Stuart is one of the world's leading executive search consulting firms. We are the advisor of choice among top companies seeking guidance and counsel on senior leadership needs. We have unrivalled access to leading executives around the world. Our clients range across industries, from the world's largest companies to medium-sized businesses and entrepreneurial start-ups. We operate out of 51 offices in 27 countries. Last year we conducted more than 4,000 assignments around the world. Our team of more than 300 consultants possesses a unique blend of professional search experience and industry expertise. Consultants are organized in practices and work in teams, often across international boundaries that maximize sector specialization and knowledge-sharing. These client service teams are supported by first-rate associates and researchers, and backed by state-of-the-art technology. We place quality at the center of everything we do and solicit candid feedback at every opportunity in order to continually improve our service to clients. We channel our knowledge and expertise into a wide range of publications for the benefit of existing and prospective clients.

    https://www.spencerstuart.com

Alliance Partners

  • Amplify Partners

    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

    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

    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 Venture Partners

    Lightspeed Venture Partners is an early stage venture capital firm focused on accelerating disruptive innovations and trends in the Enterprise and Consumer sectors. For over two decades, the Lightspeed partners have backed and helped build more than 250 companies globally, many of which have become market leaders. Lightspeed’s strategy is to be the first or lead institutional investor in companies with high growth potential in markets capable of supporting the creation of large, valuable enterprises. The Firm currently manages over $4 billion of committed capital and has invested in companies like AppDynamics, DataStax, Fusion-io, MuleSoft, Nest, Nicira.

    http://lsvp.com
  • Sequoia Capital

    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

Association Partners

  • Year Up Pudget Sound

    Year Up Puget Sound is a one-year, intensive training program that provides low-income young adults, ages 18-24, with a combination of hands-on skills development, coursework eligible for college credit, corporate internships, and wraparound support. We opened our doors in March 2011 and have been overwhelmed with the warm welcome and support from both corporate and community partners in the Puget Sound region. Over 15,000 young adults in the Puget Sound region do not have access to livable wage careers or higher education. Year Up students across the nation are proving that these young adults are capable of adding immediate value to local companies, and we look forward to closing the Opportunity Divide in this community.

    http://www.yearup.org/about-us/our-locations/puget-sound-seattle/

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To book a room, please call 888-627-8552 and mention the HMG CIO Executive Leadership Summit.

The CIO Executive Leadership Summit is created for CIOs/IT leaders. It also has strong appeal to leaders interested in better positioning their organizations and themselves for what's ahead in business and to achieve the greatest benefits through the use of information technology. 

To ensure a high quality environment and to maximize the networking experience, all attendees must be:

  • Employed C-Level executives (non-vendor) or equivalent, CIOs, Direct Reports of CIOs, or Senior Most IT Professional in an organization with $200M or greater revenue, or from not-for-profit or government organizations with comparable size

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  • Full time academicians

If you meet the criteria above, there is no fee to attend.

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