Past Summits

2019 New Jersey CIO Executive Leadership Summit

Hilton East Brunswick Hotel and Executive Meeting Center, East Brunswick, NJ


Future State 2025 - Driving the Digital Roadmap to a Customer-Centric Enterprise

As companies strive to better meet the needs and expectations of its customers, CIOs and technology executives play a critical role in identifying how advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence, Big Data, analytics, the Internet of Things, blockchain and cloud computing can be leveraged to enhance the customer experience, craft customer-focused business models and  gain a competitive edge.

The innovative mindset and courageous leadership required to partner with the C-suite and board of directors to transform the business will be the focal point of the 2019 New Jersey CIO Executive Leadership Summit.


  • Mark Barash
    President
    SIM New Jersey

  • Akash Bhate
    Global E-Commerce Leader
    SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions

    Akash is accomplished, award winning executive with 15+ years of global experience shepherding organizations into the modern digital era with the goal to drive margin expansion and growth, create an atmosphere for organizational efficiency, and  provide deep and valuable customer insights to improve customer experience and the customer journey. He’s is passionate about digital transformation, data hygiene, and data-driven decision making.

    As Global E-Commerce Leader of SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions, Akash leads strategic and tactical execution to scale E-Commerce globally.

    Prior to this role, Akash was IT Director at GE Water, where he led InSight, an award winning IoT-based Asset Performance Monitoring (APM) and Remote Diagnostics platform, which helps customers to optimize asset utilization and reduce energy consumption.  

    Akash holds undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from India, and MBA from the Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

  • Ben Cabrera
    Interim VP
    eTag Technologies, Inc.

  • Harmail Chatha
    Senior Director Global Platform Operations
    Nutanix

    Mr. Chatha is an accomplished Senior Level Technology Leader with a proven track record. Sustaining a 18 year career of pioneering and implementing high-growth, optimized and efficient projects, programs and technical directives across large-scale global environments. Developing and executing innovative, cutting edge, industry leading strategies and data center infrastructure initiatives needed to drive productivity and optimally deliver turnkey and ROI positive solutions. He is an serial entrepreneur and investor with projects in high tech, real estate development and hospitality industries. He has a masters degree in business.

  • John Engates
    Client CTO
    NTT Global Networks

    John Engates is Client Chief Technology Officer at NTT Global Networks. Prior to NTT, John was CTO at Rackspace for over 17 years. In his role, John speaks frequently with customers, at technology conferences, and with the press and industry-analyst community on the topics of networking, security, digital transformation, and cloud -- and their roles in shaping the future of technology. John lives in Texas with his wife and two daughters.   

  • Hugo Fueglein
    Managing Director, CIO/IT Practice
    Diversified Search

    Hugo Fueglein is a Managing Director in Diversified Search’s New York City office. He is a leader in the CIO & IT Management Practice in the United States and is a core member of the Global CIO Practice for Diversified Search.  Mr. Fueglein is also a leading member of the Global Technology Practice at Diversified Search. He has placed technology executives in key positions across all industries.  Hugo’s specialization is in the placement of Chief Information Officers, Chief Technology Officers, and technology executives in IT Architecture, IT Infrastructure, Application Development, and IT Operations.

    Prior to joining Diversified Search, Mr. Fueglein was an Executive Vice President with DHR International and formerly an integral member of the CIO and IT Practice at CTPartners.  He served clients across industries, recruiting talent to fill critical roles in corporate technology functions.  Hugo has completed assignments for CIOs and key leadership positions in technology for a broad scope of clients that continuously utilize technology as a strategic initiative.  Industry sectors served include technology, consumer goods, retail, energy, financial services, health care, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, and industrial.

    Hugo’s search career also includes being a Principal with both Korn/Ferry International and Morgan Samuels.  During his seven year tenure with Korn/Ferry, he was instrumental in the creation of the CIO Center of Expertise.  Earlier in his career, Hugo was an economist with Chase Econometrics and The WEFA Group (Wharton Economic Forecasting Associates).  While serving as an economist with The WEFA Group (Wharton Economic Forecasting Associates), Hugo refined his strategic process management and developed superior communication abilities in working with a diverse clientele.

    Education
    BS, Agricultural Economics, University of Connecticut

    MS, Agricultural Economics, University of Connecticut

  • Jim Gearhart
    Sr. Director, Enterprise Business Applications & Development
    Zendesk

    With more than 20 years experience building and leading technology teams, Jim Gearhart is currently the Senior Director of Enterprise Business Applications & Development for Zendesk Inc. In this role, Jim provides executive leadership to ensure Zendesk’s vision is realized through a modern, cloud-first technology stack. He sits at the intersection of pricing and packaging decisions for Zendesk’s SaaS products, enterprise platform, and process governance, and represents Zendesk in MGI's Monetization Leadership Council, a Silicon Valley group dedicated to identifying market trends and best practices for SaaS companies. Jim has worked in a technical leadership capacity for a number of notable tech companies including HP, Agilent Technologies, Unify, Turn, Omniture, and Adobe. Outside of his day to day executive functions, his interests include family, world travel, science, winter sports, and scuba-diving.

  • Rocco Grillo
    Managing Director - Global Cyber Risk Services
    Alvarez & Marsal

    Cybersecurity Executive Leader with extensive experience leading teams and providing clients with cybersecurity advisory services, incident response investigations, and other technical services, as well as guidance to C-Suite and Board level clients. I serve as a trusted advisor and partner to clients, law enforcement and government agencies, law firms, and industry organizations to address cybersecurity matters including incident response & forensics investigations, as well as vulnerability and threat management matters. He is a Ponemon Institute Fellow and affiliate board advisor to industry organizations including FS-ISAC, Retail-CISC, NH-ISAC as well as other ISACS, and member of the Shared Assessments Steering Committee Board. He has also served on the CLM Cyber Liability Council, the Board of Directors of the NY ISSA, the IT Policy Compliance Group, and the (i-4) Research Committee and he has been Interviewed / quoted in CNNMoney, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The London Times, Thomson Reuters, and other industry publications.

  • Jon Harding
    Global CIO
    Conair Corporation

    As Global CIO of Conair Corporation, Jon Harding holds worldwide responsibility for the company’s IT in support of both day-to-day operations, and future business growth. Harding joined Conair Corporation at the start of 2004 in the new position of Global CIO. A graduate of the University of Sheffield in England, he has 20 years of IT management experience in the consumer products industry. The Conair IT team led by Harding has completed the global rollout of a centralized ERP system that provides one central source of management information to support business growth. Along the way several acquired companies have been integrated into this central IT infrastructure in a 3 to 6 month timeframe. The IT team is customer service focused with the flexibility to meet dynamic business priorities.

    Before joining Conair, Harding was Director of IT for the U.S. Snacks Division of Kellogg Company (formerly the Keebler Company) that Kellogg’s acquired in 2001. Prior to 2001, he held various IT leadership positions within the UK and European subsidiaries of Kellogg’s. From 1999 to 2001 he was the overall leader of a major business process and system change initiative for Kellogg’s Europe. In total he spent 17 years with Kellogg’s IT team.

  • Prakash Hingorani
    Associate VP, Digital Strategy
    Marlabs Inc.

    Over 20 years of Leadership experience in building Businesses & Strategic Alliances across North America, Latin America , India , Middle East & South East Asia. Expertise in Building and Executing Revenue Strategies around Business Transformation , Artificial Intelligence ( AI) , Machine Learning (ML) and Cloud Technologies & IoT . Built & Managed direct P&L in excess of $60M/ year and led a highly motivated team of 10 + direct reports. Highly experienced in building & managing Sales ,Account Management , Inside Sales, Marketing and Global Alliances Teams. Highly Experienced in Managing, Leading & Growing Global Business Operations across various Industry verticals like Banking & Financial Services , Media, Retail , Publishing & Education , Healthcare & Lifesciences . Built and nurtured excellent relationships as a Trusted Advisor / Mentor to C level executives.

  • John Knuff
    VP, Global Ecosystems
    Equinix

    John is responsible for business growth across the global financial markets. Recognized as a pioneer in financial ecosystems, in 2010 Mr. Knuff was featured as one of the “Biggest Innovators on Wall Street” by Securities Technology Monitor and in 2013, highlighted in the book “Architects of Electronic Trading: Technology Leaders Who Are Shaping Today’s Financial Markets”.

    John’s 20 years of technology experience runs the gamut. From managing enterprise technology for a Fortune 100 firm to launching one of the fastest growing and most disruptive startups, John brings a unique perspective to the value of interconnected ecosystems – across industries. His experience and vision applied to real world challenges has made him a leading force for lasting change in a rapidly evolving world driven by technology, innovation and globalization.

  • Ajoy Kumar
    Head of IT Risk Analysis and Reporting
    The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation

  • Beverly Lieberman
    President
    Halbrecht Lieberman Associates

    Beverly Lieberman is President of Halbrecht Lieberman Associates, a leading, retained executive search firm, specializing in recruiting CIOs and CTOs.

    Ms. Lieberman joined Halbrecht Associates in 1986 and became the owner in 1991.  She has successfully managed searches for Fortune 500 companies as well as early-stage businesses.  Industries served include healthcare, insurance, higher education, financial services, retail, manufacturing, government, management consulting, high technology, law and communications.

    In addition to executive search, Ms. Lieberman has established an executive coaching practice.  She coaches senior executives in the areas of performance improvement and career development.

    Ms. Lieberman has a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Michigan and graduated from the prestigious M.I.T Sloan School Executive Management Program.

    Prior to joining Halbrecht Associates, Ms. Lieberman was a Human Resource executive with a Fortune 500 multinational conglomerate and a leading New England bank, where she managed major recruitment efforts for professional and senior level technical staff. 

    Ms. Lieberman is a frequent speaker at professional societies and conferences and is often quoted in major business and trade publications.  She has been a featured writer for CIO Magazine.  Ms. Lieberman is a long-standing member of the Society for Information Management (SIM) and currently serves on the Board of Directors.  In addition, Ms. Lieberman is a Board member of the University of Bridgeport’s Industry Advisory Board.  Ms. Lieberman was selected by Executive Recruiter News as one of the 50 leading retained search professionals.  She is also recognized by John Sibbald’s The Career Makers, as one of the nation’s top recruiters

  • Raymond Lipps
    Executive Director & CISO, Global Information Security
    Celgene Corporation

    Raymond Lipps has more than 20 years of global IT leadership experience with respect to the developing of people and managing risk in the fields of information technology, information security, data privacy, business resiliency, business continuity, change management, technical training, project management, risk-related metrics programs, vendor management, corporate outsourcing and compliance. He is senior director of global IT security at Celgene Corporation.

    Lipps served as a leader in the information security for several international firms such as Celgene Pharmaceuticals, Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, Roche Pharmaceuticals, Prudential and the State of New Jersey. He has in-depth experience in international risk and has used his business-related experience in challenging environments throughout the pharmaceutical, financial and public sector. He also has experience working globally in Asia, Europe and Latin America.

    Additionally, Lipps was selected by ExecRank as a Top Security Executive in 2012, named “Chief Information Security Officer of the Year — 2016” by New Jersey Technology Council and is a member of the Board of Trustees of Geneva College.

  • Michael Livni
    CISO
    Valley National Bank

  • Jay McGrath
    Area VP of Sales
    UiPath

    Jay McGrath is Area Vice President of Sales in the Americas for UiPath. Jay manages the sales teams that cover Financial Services, Canada, and the Northeast US and is responsible for building a dynamic sales team to generate growth for the company as it expands into these markets. In this role, Jay develops the go-to-market strategy, coaches sales team members, sets sales goals, builds on our exceptional culture, and works to increase awareness of the role RPA and AI play in providing professionals with a better work experience.

    Prior to joining UiPath, Jay spent nearly 30 years in the financial services industry, holding various roles in sales, direct marketing, on-line marketing, and cross-selling strategies. During this time, Jay put a heavy focus on using data and analytics to create target markets, find efficiencies, and produce effective marketing results. Throughout his career, Jay has been driven by finding a better way to complete the work necessary, seeking to make life better for colleagues and customers alike. With an intense interest in the capabilities of artificial intelligence he is now on a mission to apply what he’s learned to boost the performance of UiPath’s clients.

    Jay holds an MBA in Marketing from Temple University and still resides in the Philadelphia area with his family.

  • Hunter Muller
    President & CEO
    HMG Strategy

    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.

  • Adam Noble
    SVP & Global CIO
    Veritiv

    Adam was formerly the Senior Vice President & Global CIO for GAF, providing vision and leadership by partnering with the business to deliver innovative digital solutions to his internal and external customers.  Adam focused on ways to utilize digital technology to help the business innovate, generate revenue and increase profitability for an organization.  Adam is a Project Management Professional (PMP), a member of the Society for Information Management (SIM), participates on several IT executive advisory boards, is a mentor for the Columbia University Executive Master’s Program and is a member of several industry organizations.  Adam is also a Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leader.

    Adam has over 30 years of experience in delivering digital and business solutions to global organizations. Adam has experience in the Pharmaceutical, Banking, Manufacturing, Telecommunications, Logistics, Consulting and Chemical Industries. Prior to joining GAF, Adam has worked with JPMorgan Chase, Mars Incorporated, AlliedSignal Corporation, UPS, AT&T and Bristol Myers Squibb. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from Binghamton University and a Master's Degree in Management Systems Analysis from Kean University. 

     

  • Mark Polansky
    Senior Partner, Technology Officers Practice
    Korn Ferry

    Mark has extensively recruited chief information officers, chief technology officers, chief information security officers and other senior IT leadership talent across varied vertical sectors including Industrial, Consumer, Life Sciences and Higher Education. His consultative approach to search encompasses talent strategy, organization design, search process and diversity recruiting. Mark ’s clients range from the Fortune 100 (McKesson, General Electric, Hewlett-Packard, Boeing) to smaller high-growth companies (Under Armour, Regeneron, DirecTV) as well as prestigious public and private universities (Harvard, Rockefeller, University of Florida).

    Before entering the search field, Mark developed and marketed information systems within the Financial Services and Higher Education sectors. He currently serves on the Advisory Committee for Columbia University's executive graduate program in Information Technology Management.

    Mark frequently addresses conferences and writes on information technology and career management topics. He is the creator of the “Executive Career Counsel” column in CIO Magazine and on CIO.com. He is a member of the Society for Information Management (SIM) and has served as President of the New York Chapter. He sits on the Advisory Boards of The Information Technology Senior Management Forum (ITSMF), the national organization dedicated to fostering executive talent among African-American IT professionals, and HITEC, the Hispanic Information Technology Executive Council.

    Mark holds a master’s degree in Computer Science from Pratt Institute and a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Electrical Engineering from Union College.

  • Mandar Rege
    Managing Director, Operational Risk Management - Technology and Cybersecurity
    Citi

     

  • Mark Sander
    Managing Partner
    MFS Solutions LLC

    Mark Sander has over 25 years of industry experience in the Pharmaceutical and Consumer Products industries.  With a proven record of leading business transformation through the use of technology, he is a CIO, board member and digital strategist who builds bridges between IT and the business, transforms IT organizations to align with business operations and uses digital transformation to drive top and bottom line growth.

    He has held senior leadership roles at several major pharmaceutical companies (Pfizer, Merck/Schering-Plough) as well as two start-ups, most recently leading Information Technology for Global Quality Operations at Teva Pharmaceuticals, servicing 35,000 users across 130 locations globally. Prior to joining Teva, Mark served as the VP and Global CIO for Church & Dwight, the $3.5B Consumer Products company. 

    Mark earned his B.S. double major in Applied Mathematics (Operations Research and Management Science) and Industrial Management (Tepper) from Carnegie Mellon University.  Additionally, he earned an M.B.A. (International Business and Finance) from the Stern School of Business at New York University.

    An active member of the New Jersey chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM), Mark has previously served multiple terms on the Executive Committee (Vice President of Administration & Vice President Communications), been active in the mentoring program, and co-founded the North Jersey CIO Roundtable.  Mark has also held a seat on the Board of Advisors for TenFour, an IT Infrastructure Services company, since 2016. 

  • Stephen Spagnuolo
    Managing Director, Digital Security & Risk
    Quantum Search Partners

     

  • Radhika Venkatraman
    CIO Global Markets, CIO/CTO CS US
    Credit Suisse

     

  • Heather Zimmerman
    Principal – Digital Product Consulting
    Magenic

    Heather has 16 years of experience consulting with Insurance, Banking, and Wealth Management companies to solve business problems through transformative technologies. From product development to marketing, Heather has held multiple roles in enabling established firms and startups to adapt to the forces of digital business.

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April 09, 2019, 7:30 AM-5:30 PM
Hilton East Brunswick Hotel and Executive Meeting Center

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM        

Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking


8:30 AM - 8:50 AM  

Welcome and Introduction

Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy


8:50 AM - 9:20 AM

HMG Lead, Innovate, Disrupt Tech Talk:  Leading a Successful Agile and Digital Transformation

Adam Noble, Former SVP & CIO, GAF Materials Corporation

Transforming an organization is a company wide journey and involves every aspect of your business. It starts with people changing their mindset and has the ability to fundamentally change your impact on the customer experience.


9:20 AM - 9:50 AM

EXECUTIVE BRIEFING: The CIO Mandate

Harmail Chatha, Senior Director, Global Platform Operations, Nutanix

The CIO is an endangered species. Advances in consumer technology, lack of application portability, and burdensome processes designed to extend the stability and useful life of legacy systems are creating an environment in which it is difficult for Enterprise IT to survive, let alone thrive! Yet the CIO Mandate is still clear. Enable our companies to use modern technologies to support and extend the mission, while securely optimizing capabilities and spend. In this discussion, I'll share the most important elements required for CIO's to establish and maintain their place in this new world.


9:50 AM - 10:20 AM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


10:20 AM - 11:00 AM

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  New Technologies - Gaining an Inside Track on the Competition 

Akash Bhate, Global E-Commerce Leader, SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions

Ben Cabrera,
 VP & CIO, Covanta

John Knuff, VP Financial Technology, Ecosystem Development, Equinix

Radhika Venkatraman, CIO Global Markets, CIO/CTO CS US, Credit Suisse

Moderator:  Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy

Rapid technological change represents both threats and opportunities for businesses.  Advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, data analytics and the Internet of Things can enable business leaders to identify and act on emerging customer and market trends and to drive operational efficiencies. This panel of executives will share use cases for advanced technologies that are enabling competitive differentiation and speed to market. 

 


11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


11:30 AM - 12:00 PM  

EXECUTIVE BRIEFING: Optimizing Your Saas and Cloud Experience - With a Smarter Network

John Engates, Client CTO, NTT Global Services

Digital transformation, cloud, and software-as-a-service continue to dominate the business agenda of the modern enterprise. Organizations who recognize the need to adapt or be left behind, are aggressively moving forward in their digital business journeys with initiatives such as developing on hyperscale clouds, migrating to SaaS applications, and broad adoption of emerging technologies such as blockchain, IoT, DevOps and AI. All of this activity signals an increasingly mission-critical reliance on the internet. This common denominator of the network is now controlling the end-user experience, requiring companies of all sizes to align their enterprise network strategy with digital business directions. In this session, you will learn how a smart, dynamic network that takes advantage of software-defined networking technologies can help your organization optimize and improve the end-user experience and provide a solid foundation for enterprise digital transformation. 


12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Luncheon

SIM New Jersey News - Mark Barash, President, SIM New Jersey

HMG STRATEGY 2019 TECHNOLOGY EXECUTIVES TO WATCH AWARDS presented to Adam Noble, Former SVP & CIO, GAF Materials Corporation and Janet Sherlock, CIO, Ralph Lauren 


1:30 PM - 2:00 PM 

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Accelerating Your Career Ascent:  Crafting Your Personal Brand as a Talent Magnet

Hugo Fueglein, Managing Director, CIO/IT Practice, Diversified Search

Beverly Lieberman, President, Halbrecht Lieberman Associates

Mark Polansky, Senior Partner, CIO/IT Officers Practice, Korn Ferry

Stephen Spagnuolo, Managing Director, Digital Security & Risk, Quantum Search Partners

Moderator:  Mark Sander, Former Head of IT, Global Quality Operations, Teva Pharmaceuticals

Forward-thinking technology executives devote the time and energy needed to extend their personal brands via public speaking, media interviews and other forms of professional promotion. Doing so enables technology leaders to power their career progression while positioning themselves to attract coveted IT and digital talent. This panel of top technology search executives and practitioners will share priceless insights into the steps that top-tier technology executives are taking to trademark themselves, to recruit and retain sought-after talent and to become boardroom ready.  


2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

HMG Lead, Innovate, Disrupt Tech Talk:  Driving Better Business Outcomes in the Automation First Era

Jay McGrath, Area Vice President of Sales in the Americas, UiPath and Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy

RPA has become a hot topic. Its popularity is exploding, and companies of all shapes and sizes are adding it to their technology stack. But companies who dive in without a plan to scale and support are encountering blocks. Now it's time for business leaders to focus on how RPA can help them deliver better outcomes to their businesses. It's time for business leaders to adopt an Automation First mindset so they can use RPA to solve problems that create significant returns for their organizations.


2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


3:00 PM - 3:40 PM

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Enabling Innovation in the Secure Enterprise

Rocco Grillo, Board Advisor - Cybersecurity

Raymond Lipps, Executive Director & CISO, Global Information Security, Celgene Corporation

Michael Livni, CISO, Valley National Bank

Mandar Rege, Managing Director, Operational Risk Management - Technology and Cybersecurity, Citi

Moderator:  Ajoy Kumar, Head of IT Risk Analysis and Reporting, The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation

Securing the enterprise has become more difficult in these unprecedented times of escalating risk. In today’s global cyber theater, enterprise risks are accelerating at an extraordinary rate, including nation-state backed initiatives. This session will deliver straight talk around mitigation strategies and advanced threat protection approaches that are working today while positioning the enterprise for agility and innovation.


3:40 PM - 3:50 PM

Transition Break


3:50 PM - 4:30 PM

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Driving the Digital Roadmap to a Customer-Centric Enterprise

Jim Gearhart, Sr. Director, Enterprise Business Applications & Development, Zendesk

Jon Harding, Global CIO, Conair Corporation

Prakash Hingorani, Associate VP, Digital Strategy, Marlabs Inc.

Heather Zimmerman, Principal - Digital Product Consulting, Magenic

Moderator: Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy

Forward-looking CIOs and technology executives play a critical role in identifying how digital technologies can be leveraged to enhance the customer experience, craft customer-focused business models and help the enterprise gain a competitive edge.  This panel of top technology executives will discuss the steps that they and industry leaders are taking to work with the CEO and the board to craft digital strategies and to foster a customer-centric culture. 


4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Raffle Prizes and Executive Networking Reception



Presenting Partners

  • Lenovo

    Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a US$45 billion Fortune 500 company and a global technology leader in driving Intelligent Transformation through smart devices and infrastructure that create the best user experience. Lenovo manufactures one of the world’s widest portfolio of connected products, including smartphones (Motorola), tablets, PCs (ThinkPad, Yoga, Lenovo Legion) and workstations as well as AR/VR devices and smart home/office solutions. Lenovo’s data center solutions (ThinkSystem, ThinkAgile) are creating the capacity and computing power for the connections that are changing business and society. Lenovo works to inspire the different in everyone and build a smarter future where everyone thrives. | 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.

    http://www.lenovo.com/
  • NTT Global Networks

    NTT Global Networks is a leading global managed network service provider, a business unit of NTT Group. NTT Global Networks enables digital transformation initiatives by leveraging a cloud based software defined network solution. Fully aligned with IT initiatives around Cloud First IT transformation, SaaS adoption and increased consumption of Internet infrastructure – NTT Global Networks delivers a comprehensive global network management solution as a cloud service. Enterprises achieve improved network reliability, security and optimization in addition to the advantages of business efficiency related to the shift to SaaS and Cloud infrastructures. The solution portfolio includes a comprehensive suite of fully-managed network and security services including software-defined WAN (SD-WAN), software-defined LAN (SD-LAN), and a secured internet gateway.

    https://www.ntt.com/en/services/network.html
  • UiPath

    UiPath is leading the “automation first” era – championing one robot for every person, delivering free and open training and collaboration, and enabling robots to learn new skills through AI and machine learning. The company’s enterprise Robotic Process Automation (RPA) platform has already automated millions of repetitive, mind-numbing tasks for business and government organizations all over the world, improving productivity, customer experience, and employee job satisfaction. Recently named by Comparably as the 6th happiest place to work and the 11th best company culture among large businesses, UiPath is one of the fastest growing and highest-valued AI enterprise software companies worldwide.

    https://www.uipath.com/

Platinum Partners

  • Equinix

    Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) connects the world’s leading businesses to their customers, employees and partners inside the most interconnected data centers. Equinix houses over 1,800+ network service providers; 2,900+ cloud service providers; 750+ content/digital media providers; and over 2,980+ enterprises – creating a global interconnection platform that physically and virtually interconnects its 200 data centers globally. Equinix enables customers to reach everywhere, interconnect everyone, and integrate everything, using an on-demand, dynamic, and scalable Interconnection Orientated Architecture ™. When customers choose Equinix as their digital business partner, the roadmap is simple: build here, and go anywhere.

    http://www.equinix.com/
  • Magenic

    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/
  • Zendesk

    The best customer experiences are built with Zendesk. Zendesk’s powerful and flexible customer service and engagement platform scales to meet the needs of any business, from startups and small businesses to growth companies and enterprises. Zendesk serves businesses across a multitude of industries, with more than 100,000 paid customer accounts offering service and support in more than 30 languages. Headquartered in San Francisco, Zendesk operates worldwide with 15 offices in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and South America.

    https://www.zendesk.com/

Gold Partners

  • Info-Tech Research Group

    Info-Tech Research Group was established in 1997 and is currently the world’s fastest growing and most innovative information technology research and advisory company, proudly serving over 35,000 IT professionals. We produce unbiased and highly relevant IT research to help CIOs and IT leaders make strategic, timely, and well informed decisions. Focused on providing practical research solutions to help IT professionals implement key projects and build core processes we partner closely with IT teams to provide everything they need from actionable tools to analyst guidance. Info Tech helps CIOs and their teams drive measurable results and enhanced decision making through our data driven approach evolving the value of IT to their organization.

  • OutSystems

    Thousands of customers across 52 countries worldwide trust OutSystems, the number one low-code platform for rapid application development, to simplify every stage of their development and delivery processes. Crafted by engineers with an obsessive attention to detail, OutSystems is the only low-code solution that combines powerful visual development for web and mobile applications with enterprise-grade quality, advanced features, flexibility to add custom code, and easy integration with existing systems. Learn more and explore the platform for free at OutSystems.com.

    https://www.outsystems.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
  • 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 Ventures is a global VC firm headquartered in Silicon Valley, with offices in India, Israel, and China. With over $6 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 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

  • SIM New Jersey

    SIM New Jersey is one of over 30 chapters and 4000+ members that play a vital role in the success of SIM by extending its vision and mission into IT communities across the United States. Our chapter is an excellent way to take advantage of the wealth of IT resources available in New Jersey, as well as the tri-state region. Through workshops, presentations, conferences, meetings and social outings, SIM New Jersey helps you stay informed on key industry issues while enabling members to establish valuable local, regional and even national contacts.

    http://njsim.org/

Hilton East Brunswick Hotel and Executive Meeting Center

3 Tower Center Blvd.
East Brunswick, NJ

Room rate is $135/night. This rate expires on March 8, 2019.

To book a room, please call 732-828-2000 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

- OR - 

  • Full time academicians

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

All registration requests will be reviewed and approved based upon above stated criteria.

* Sales/marketing individuals or consultants from non-sponsoring vendor organizations are not permitted.

Special Needs - We fully support the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you require special assistance of any kind, please call us at (203) 221-2702 or email us at registrar@hmgstrategy.com.



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