Past Summits

2019 Washington, D.C. CIO Executive Leadership Summit

W Washington D.C., Washington, D.C.


Future State 2025 - Driving the Digital Roadmap to a Consumer-Centric Organization

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 Washington, D.C CIO Executive Leadership Summit.


  • Renee Arrington
    President and COO
    Pearson Partners International, Inc.

    • Renee Arrington offers clients over 20 years’ experience in retained executive search. She excels in recruiting senior executive talent for Fortune 500 companies, private-equity-backed businesses and not-for-profit organizations. She is a member of the Pearson Partners board of directors and leads the firm’s Fort Worth office and CIO and IT leadership practice with clients in technology, retail, financial services, business services, distribution and R&D. Renee conducts searches for board members, presidents and executive directors among other senior leadership positions.
    • Renee was named one of the top 40 Gatekeepers to the C-Suite by Hunt Scanlon Media, a search industry analyst. She is an active member of IIC Partners and the Association for Executive Search Consultants (AESC).
    • Renee is attentive to diversity and believes a well-run search can deliver market insight. Renee appreciates the value of using assessment instruments as part of the search.Prior to joining Pearson Partners in 2006, Renee was a vice president in the technology practice of a global retained search firm, and was previously a shareholder and partner in the technology practice of another global firm.
    • In addition to serving on Pearson Partners’ board of directors, Renee serves on the board of directors of IIC Partners, one of the world’s top 10 executive search organizations, with 50 offices in 35 countries (Pearson Partners is a member of IIC Partners). Additionally, she serves on the boards of directors of the Dallas/Fort Worth chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM), the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) North Texas Chapter and the Foundation for the Young Women’s Leadership Academy in Fort Worth, where she serves as chairman of the board. She is an executive committee member of Dallas Executive Women’s Roundtable (EWR) and a member of Fort Worth’s Women Steering Business (WSB). Renee has previously served on the board of North Texas Public Broadcasting (NPR Affiliate) and was board chairman of the YWCA of both Fort Worth and Tarrant Counties and the Fort Worth Westside YMCA.
    • Renee was honored with the Association of Executive Search & Leadership Consultants’ prestigious Commitment to the Community Award in 2018, recognizing her excellence in executive search and leadership consulting together with her strong commitment to community service and volunteerism toward charitable causes. She has been selected as a 2018 C-Suite Award Winner by the Fort Worth Business Press for her business leadership as well as the civic and social contributions she has made to the community of Fort Worth and its organizations.
    • Renee is a frequent speaker at the HMG Strategy CIO Summits around the country, and is a prolific business writer, having written a monthly column for CIO Decisions magazine and been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, CareerJournal.com, IT World, Network World and Business Process Outsourcing: The Competitive Advantage (Wiley 2005). She was honored among the finalists in D CEO’s 2016 CIO/CTO Awards in the Technology Advocate category.
    • Renee earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from Trinity University and studied at Parsons School of Design in Paris. She and her husband, Michael, live in Fort Worth.

  • Tom Berray
    Managing Partner
    Cabot Consultants

    Tom Berray is a specialist in top-tier executive searches across all functional roles for technology companies and technology executives across all industries. His areas of expertise include business development, human resources, operations, sales and marketing, and technology. During his 10+ years in executive recruiting, Tom has conducted searches for early-stage, venture-backed to Fortune 100 companies in software, internet, aerospace/defense, biotechnology, energy, financial services, government and professional services, healthcare, and not-for-profit industries. Prior to joining Cabot, Tom was a Principal with the Technology practice of Heidrick & Struggles, the world's largest search firm at the time. At Heidrick, Tom's expertise was on recruiting CIOs, CTOs, VPs of Engineering and other senior IT executives across all industries, as well as senior executives for high technology companies in the hardware, software, and services areas. Before joining the executive search industry, Tom was a Director with the Gartner's Executive Programs, where his primary responsibility was to act as a personal advisor to over 200 Chief Information and Chief Technology Officers. Prior to Gartner, Tom held positions in systems analysis, and sales and marketing at Computer Associates and Xerox Corporation.Tom's board roles include serving as the Secretary of the Washington CTO Roundtable, IT Industry Advisory for the American Public University System (APUS), Co-Chair of the Annual Fund for The Potomac School, and former President of the Great Falls Swim & Tennis Club. Tom is also a charter member of the Rotary Club of Great Falls. Tom earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Economics from Duke University and is an active member of Duke's Alumni Admissions Advisory Committee.

  • John Brady
    SVP, Cyber Security/CISO
    Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)

    As CISO Mr. Brady has overall responsibility for all aspects of FINRA’s cyber and information security program including policies, standards, compliance, technical controls, insider risk, and incident response and recovery.

    Before joining FINRA in 2002, Mr. Brady was responsible for networks and network security at VeriSign (1998-2002), built and operated Citibank’s Internet web and email services (1995-1998), and at Sun Microsystems created integrated network systems for prominent customers (1993-1995).  He began his career at The Aerospace Corporation designing satellite systems and command and control networks (1987-1993).

    Mr. Brady holds a BS in Computer and Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and a MS in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the University of California at Berkeley.  He also is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

  • Jay Brodsky
    Chief Digital Officer
    American Geophysical Union

  • Dale Danilewitz
    EVP & CIO
    AmerisourceBergen Corporation

    Dale Danilewitz is Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of AmerisourceBergen.

    Prior to being named to his current role in 2012, he was Chief Information Officer at AmerisourceBergen Specialty Group. Danilewitz joined the company in 1999 as Vice President of Information Technology.

    Prior to joining AmerisourceBergen he held management positions with American Airlines, The Sabre Group, and spent three years working for Whirlpool Corporation in the Advanced Technology Group.

    Danilewitz holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in computer science from South Africa and a Master of Science in electrical engineering from the Imperial College of London.

  • William DeLone, PhD
    Professor Emeritus
    American University

    Dr. William DeLone is one of the most widely cited researchers in information systems management. His model for measuring the success of information systems has been cited by over 15,000 articles according to Google Scholar. Dr. DeLone is a Professor Emeritus of Information Technology at the Kogod School of Business at American University where he taught for over 30 years. He is the Co-Founder and former Executive Director of the Kogod Cybersecurity Governance Center which promotes responsible cybersecurity governance by providing organizational leaders with thoughtful, practical and well-supported guidance on the cybersecurity issues that are essential to their core stakeholder responsibilities. At the Kogod School of Business he served as the Acting Dean, the Senior Associate Dean, Dean of Graduate Programs and Chair of the Department of Information Technology. He also served as Chair of American University’s Strategic Planning Steering Committee. Dr. DeLone was instrumental in negotiating a lucrative contract with 2U to deliver Kogod’s MBA and MS in Analytics programs online. He helped create and previously served as the Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees for the University of the Virgin Islands Research and Technology Park which is developing an ecommerce industry in the Virgin Islands. Dr. DeLone's primary areas of research include the assessment of information systems' effectiveness, risk and value, digital governance, cybersecurity governance, and e-government & public value. Professor DeLone has lectured and consulted on information systems at universities in London, Paris, Rome, Venice, Warsaw, Galway, Singapore, Kuwait, Leipzig & Saarbrucken in Germany, and Guatemala. Professor DeLone earned a B. S. in mathematics from Villanova University; an M. S. in industrial administration from Carnegie-Mellon University; and a Ph.D. in Computers and Information Systems from the University of California, Los Angeles. His dissertation studied the successful use of computers and information systems by small businesses.

  • Amy Doherty
    SVP & CIO
    AARP

    Amy Doherty serves as Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer (CIO) at AARP. Amy started with AARP in December 2011, providing leadership to application portfolio management and Enterprise Resource Planning. Since joining AARP, she has worked in roles of increasing responsibility in Information Technology Services (ITS).  

    In her role as CIO, Amy will help shape AARP’s future by enabling new technology solutions and services that help its members and people 50+ live their best lives. As AARP’s Chief Information Officer, she will continue to drive the transformation of the IT organization  from a “cost center” to a “value center,” running IT like a business, strengthening AARP’s Information Security infrastructure, and improve IT's ability to execute, and boost stability, efficiency, and resiliency throughout the organization.

  • Saeed Elnaj
    VP IT and CIO
    National Council on Aging

    Over the past 25 years Saeed provided transformative leadership for industry-leading companies including Oracle, Ericsson, and the Ooredoo Group. Led efforts to apply innovative and complex technologies to generate business value and to improve IT organizations, align IT and business goals, translate business strategies into IT solutions, and facilitate enterprise growth.

    Saeed worked on groundbreaking innovations to include the first successful mapping of the human genome at Celera Genomics, delivered complex CRM projects with real time charging and billing for three telecom providers. Saeed moved organizations from legacy on premise solutions and architecture into the cloud with Office 365, deployed legacy applications into Azure, and AWS, delivered innovative mobile Finapp using Google cloud and tools. He created new revenue streams, and delivered mobile, big data, social media, and piloted with a blockchain and AI solutions.

    Saeed is a thought leader, a member of the Forbes Technology Council, and frequent presenter at industry conferences and contributing writer on CIO and innovative technology topics.  Recently published article:  

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbestechcouncil/2018/03/29/the-problems-with-bitcoin-and-the-future-of-blockchain/#60967c0d68dc 

  • Joe Frampus
    Partner
    Avasant

    Joe Frampus is the head of Avasant’s Retail and Distribution practice areas.  With a career spanning more than 35 years, Joe brings experience as both a supplier and an advisor within the sourcing marketplace. Joe spent the first 15 years his career as a supplier (EDS and INET), which spanned a broad range of management responsibility and a wide range of industry segments, primarily overseeing large project application management. Upon departing the supplier role, Joe became one of the initial twenty advisors at TPI, and he has spent the last 20 years advising clients on the procurement and management of sourcing engagements spanning multiple industries and with numerous suppliers.

  • Curtis Generous
    CTO & VP of Engineering
    Earth Networks

    Curtis Generous serves as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Vice President of Engineering at Earth Networks.  As Earth Networks’ CTO, Curtis has responsibility for the overall leadership of Earth Networks’ enterprise technology initiatives including software and hardware development and information technology.

    Prior to Earth Networks, Curtis was CTO at AARP, where he had responsibility for IT operations, software development, data and network communications, Enterprise Architecture and Information Security.  In that capacity, Curtis drove technology modernization initiatives, migration to Cloud / SaaS services, which a very heavy focus on Innovation strategy.

    Prior to his role at AARP, Curtis served as CTO of Navy Federal Credit Union leading the advanced technology and Enterprise Architecture groups.

    Earlier in his career, Curtis was a hardware design engineer and founded his own technology firm after a successful research engagement at Lawrence Livermore National Labs.  Curtis is a graduate of Cal State University with a BS in Industrial Technology.  Also, he did advanced degree work in Electrical Engineering at Loyola and is a retired Naval Reserve Officer.

  • Mike Huthwaite
    Chairman
    Capital Area Chapter of Society for Information Management

  • John Lambeth
    CIO
    MAXIMUS

    John Lambeth serves as Chief Information Officer for MAXIMUS, bringing more than 30 years of experience in information technology and leadership. Maximus leverages its team of more than 30,000 dedicated professionals to deliver critical business process services across the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia and Singapore. Mr. Lambeth is responsible for aligning the global technology strategy of MAXIMUS, which delivers services such as Medicare and Medicaid case management, human services benefits, veteran pension benefits and the US census.  He owns technology strategic planning and architecture and is leading the MAXIMUS technology transformation to microservices and cloud infrastructure.

    Mr. Lambeth has also served as the CIO at PAE (Pacific Architects and Engineers), Blackboard and Xerox Business Services, where he was responsible for major business transformation initiatives, global cyber security and delivery of solutions to support large-scale technology services contracts.

    Mr. Lambeth holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from McDaniel College and an MBA in Corporate Finance and Management Information Systems from the University of Rochester’s Simon School of Business.  He holds several IT certifications in security, audit and risk management and served as both an automation officer and Special Forces / Civil Affairs officer in the US Army.

    Outsourcing, Mergers and Acquisitions, IT Strategy, IT Audit, IPO IT readiness, IT cost reduction, ISO 9001 

  • Israel Martinez
    NACD® Board Leadership Fellow, nominated "Top 100" Director HITEC Top 100, Cyber Risk & Governance Expert
    Chairman and CEO
    Axon Global

    Israel is a professional in cyber strategy and innovation empowering boards and companies that have decided to reclaim cyber dominance.  He’s recognized as an expert in Cyber Enterprise Risk Management, as well as an NACD Full Board Member and Leadership Fellow, obtaining the highest credentials for Board Directorship. His board experience includes training directors, advisory and board service with: F500; National Bar Associations; American University Kogod Cyber Governance Center; The Association for Corporate Growth, representing 14K companies; Globes International (Tel Aviv’s “WSJ”); the Global Manufacturing ISAO, sharing threat information for 29K companies; and the Axon Global Alliance®. Martinez is also an accomplished thought leader and speaker with appearances in: The WSJ MarketWatch ®, NACD ® Annual Board Leadership Conferences, DHS Office of Analysis & Intelligence training conferences, Forbes CEO Conferences, CIO Magazine, U.S. Federal Reserve, and U.S. Congress.  As the CEO of Axon Global Services, recognized as leaders by the U.S. Secret Service and DHS, he is currently an advisor in cyber to the President’s 100-day team. He’s the recipient of, the HITEC top 100, The U.S. Senatorial Medal of Freedom (also awarded to Ronald Reagan and General Schwarzkopf), and his recent post graduate certifications include; business strategy at Harvard, Intelligence Analysis (TCOLE) at SMU, Cyber Counter Terrorism & Defense at DHS, and FINTECH Blockchain at MIT (2017). 

  • David Morris
    Founder, Chairman & CEO, HiPER Solutions Group
    The HSG

    David has spent his career researching and empowering leaders to transform their teams, their companies and their careers. His passion is to identify High Impact Performers (HiPERs) and help them reach greater success through a hybrid of technology-driven platforms and experience-based advisory. Recent clients have included E*TRADE, DIRECTV, Subway Restaurants, Western Digital, Wendy’s, ON Semiconductor, CBRE, YPO and many others. Previously, David co-founded Seedling Group, a Boston-based retained executive search firm, serving start-ups, publicly-traded companies, and private equity firms. He also helped launched the San Francisco office as a Director at Corporate Executive Board (now Gartner). David graduated from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

  • 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.

     

     

  • Shamla Naidoo
    Managing Partner of IBM Global Security Services
    IBM Corporation

    Shamla Naidoo is an accomplished information security executive with more than 25 years of experience. Previously she was the Global Chief Information Security Officer of IBM, responsible for safeguarding IBM globally including all its business units and brands. She was responsible for IBM's overall information security program, which includes the company’s information risk and security strategies, planning, governance, architecture, and operations.

    Prior to joining IBM, Shamla was Vice President of Information Risk and Security at Starwood Hotels and Resorts. Previous roles include Chief Information Officer, Chief Information Security Officer and Chief Risk Officer at leading companies including WellPoint, Northern Trust and ABN AMRO.

    Shamla is an adjunct law professor, developing and teaching courses in information technology, cybersecurity and privacy law. She also has a license to practice law in both Illinois and Washington DC.

    Shamla holds a bachelor's degree in Information Systems and Economics from the University of South Africa, and a Juris Doctor degree from John Marshall Law School.

  • 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.

  • Dr. Richard Schroth
    Chairman & CEO
    Executive Insights, Ltd.

    Dr. Richard Schroth is a pioneer/interpreter at the intersection of business strategy and technology advancement. Honored as one of the Top 25 Consultants in the World by Consulting Magazine, Dr. Schroth is the current U.S. Senior Fulbright Scholar in Information Sciences, the Executive Scholar in Residence at Johns Hopkins University, and is a member of the National Cyber Security Council. Author of Random House’s best selling ethics book, “How Companies Lie”, Richard has been named as one of the Top CTO’s in the country for the over 10 years and has been recently the Senior Advisor to the World Bank and to the Chairman Pfizer. Richard has held significant executive roles in corporate America including the first Chief Technology Officer for the Marriott Corporation, Executive Vice President of Computer Sciences Corporation and Chief Technology Officer for Ross Perot and Perot Systems (Dell Consulting Services). Dr. Schroth is currently a Distinguished Professor of Business at the University of Ireland and a past visiting Fellow at Wharton and Duke. Rich’s consulting work takes him around the globe in capacities of advisor, speaker, strategy consultant, and as an independent reviewer and challenger of critical corporate innovation and strategic projects, helping to illuminate context, judgment, complexity, and future possibilities.

  • Prabhash Shrestha
    EVP & Chief Digital Strategy Officer
    ICBA

    Prabhash Shrestha is executive vice president and chief digital strategy officer for the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA). In his role, Shrestha leads the association’s information technology and digital efforts, ensuring their alignment with ICBA’s business goals and objectives.

    Shrestha has more than 20 years of extensive information technology experience including leadership roles with the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. He most recently served as vice president of technology for the American Gastroenterological Association, where he led the organization’s technology strategy and operations.

    Shrestha speaks frequently on technology strategies and issues. He has received a number of industry honors, including a Top Association and Non-Profit Innovators award in 2017 and 2015, a 2016 Top Association Tech Guru award, and several teaching excellence awards at Georgetown University. He is a member of the governing board of the Wise Giving Alliance and chair of their technology committee. Shrestha is also a technology committee member for the Council of Better Business Bureaus.

    Shrestha holds an MIT Sloan Executive Certificate on Strategy and Innovation and has entrepreneurship certificates from the Wharton School of Business. Shrestha is a Georgetown University professor where he teaches a master’s program on technology management. He has a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in information systems from Strayer University and is an ASAE Certified Association Executive.

  • James Turgal
    Managing Director, Cyber Risk Services
    Deloitte Global

    James L. Turgal, Jr, was formerly Executive Assistant Director (EAD), Information and Technology Branch, entered on duty in March 1996 and was assigned to the Houston Division, working Organized Crime and Drug investigations.  Upon being promoted as a Supervisory Special Agent, he was assigned to FBI Headquarters, Office of General Counsel and the Counterterrorism Division, as the senior counsel for Domestic Terrorism Operations.
     

    In 2002, Jim was assigned to the Cincinnati Division as Chief Division Counsel, Media Spokesperson, and Supervisory Special Agent.  Four years later, he returned to FBI Headquarters to lead the Director’s Research Group. He later became the Assistant Special Agent in Charge of Administration at the Washington Field office. 

    In 2010, Jim was selected to serve as the Special Assistant to the Deputy Director, providing counsel on various national security, criminal, and administrative issues affecting the FBI.  One year later, he was designated Special Agent in Charge of the Phoenix Division, where he oversaw several high profile cases, including the shooting of U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.  In 2012, Jim returned to FBI Headquarters, as the Deputy Assistant Director of the Human Resources Division (HRD).

    In August 2013, Director Robert S. Mueller, III appointed Jim as the Assistant Director (AD) of the HRD.  During this time, he served as the AD and Human Resource Officer.

    On February 10, 2016, Director James B. Comey, Jr. announced the appointment of James L. Turgal, Jr., as the EAD of the Information and Technology Branch.

    Jim is also a FBI certified pilot.  

  • Jim Walker
    Federal CTO and Evangelist
    UiPath

    Jim Walker is a former Army Artillery Officer and federal employee. He is currently duel hatted as the UiPath Federal CTO and leads their Public Sector Vertical in the Americas. He served at the Deputy Chief Information Officer and Services Portfolio Manager at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Shared Services Center (NSSC), held IT lead positions with DISA, the US Missile Defense Agency and a counter-drug taskforce in Key West. Jim was a member of the class of 2018 for Federal Computer Weekly “Federal 100” and recognized as runner up at the Government Computer News “DigIT 2017” award for Robotics, Automation and Unmanned Systems. He holds a Chief Information Officer certification from the National Defense University and a Graduate degree in Telecommunications and Security from Capitol Technology University.

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April 30, 2019, 7:30 AM-5:30 PM
W Washington D.C.

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:  Aging and Technology

Amy Doherty, SVP & CIO, AARP

AARP predicts that the growing population over 50 represents both a transformative force and a net asset. It’s the fast-growing contingent of active, productive people who are working longer and opening new avenues into innovation. In the upcoming Tech Talk, we will speak with Amy Doherty, SVP and CIO of AARP, on the exciting new trends in tech, innovation, the importance of diversity, workplace modernization, and what it means for the Longevity Economy.


9:20 AM - 9:50 AM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


9:50 AM - 10:20 AM

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

Jim Walker
, Federal CTO and Evangelist, 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.


10:20 AM - 10:50 AM

EXECUTIVE BRIEFING: Bacon, Bits and Bytes - Smithfield Food’s Journey to Digital Transformation Using Blockchain, IoT, Analytics and AI

Julia Anderson, Global CIO, Smithfield

Julia will share the story of uniting business transformation with IT transformation that resulted in maximizing the digital index of the company. She will include how to build and gain support for the business case for a major IT overhaul, including the conversion to a Super-Cloud, SAP S4 Hana deployment and setting the foundation for IoT, Blockchain and AI. 


10:50 AM - 11:20 AM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


11:20 AM - 12:00 PM  

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

Julia Anderson, Global CIO, Smithfield

Curtis Generous, CTO & VP, Engineering, Earth Networks

John Lambeth, CIO, MAXIMUS

Moderator:  Saeed Elnaj, VP IT & CIO, National Council on Aging

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. 


12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Luncheon

SIM Capital Area News - Mike Huthwaite, CIO Red Coats Family of Companies and Chair, SIM Capital Area Chapter


HMG Strategy 2019 TOP TECHNOLOGY EXECUTIVES TO WATCH AWARD presented to Dale Danilewitz, EVP & CIO, AmerisourceBergen


1:00 PM - 1:30 PM 

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

Renee Arrington, Senior Vice President, Pearson Partners International, Inc.

Tom Berray, Managing Partner, Cabot Consultants

David Morris, Founder, Chairman & CEO, HiPER Solutions Group

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

Moderator:  Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy

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.  


1:30 PM - 2:10 PM

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Preparing Yourself to be Boardroom Ready

William DeLone, Professor Emeritus, American University
             
Shamla Naidoo, Global CISO, IBM

Dr. Richard Schroth, Chairman & CEO - Executive Insights, Ltd.

Moderator:  Israel Martinez, Chairman and CEO, Axon Global

Every company is on a digital journey. CIOs and CTOs are best positioned to guide that process – but not many find themselves on company boards. Why?

This panel comprises top technology executives who sit on company boards. They will share insights into what it takes to be boardroom ready, how to get on a board, and what skills are needed to be effective in that role.


2:10 PM - 2:40 PM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


2:40 PM - 3:30 PM 

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Enabling Innovation in the Secure Organization 

John Brady, SVP, Cyber Security/CISO, FINRA

Israel Martinez, Chairman and CEO, Axon Global

James Turgal, Managing Director, Cyber Risk Services, Deloitte Global

Moderator:  Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy

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 organization for agility and innovation.


3:30 PM - 3:40 PM

Transition Break


3:40 PM - 4:20 PM

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

Jay Brodsky, Chief Digital Officer, American Geophysical Union

Dale Danilewitz, EVP & CIO, AmerisourceBergen

Joe Frampus, Partner, Avasant

Prabhash Shrestha, SVP & Chief Digital Strategy Officer, ICBA

Moderator:  Hunter Muller, President and 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. 


4:20 PM - 5:30 PM

Raffle Prizes and Executive Networking Reception



Presenting Partners

Platinum Partners

  • Avasant

    Avasant is a leading management consulting firm focused on translating the power of technology into realizable business strategies for the world’s largest corporations. Specializing in digital and IT transformation, sourcing advisory, global strategy, and governance services, Avasant prides itself on delivering high-value engagements through industry-focused innovation and flexible client based solutions. Our seasoned professionals have an average of 20 years of industry-honed expertise, having conducted 1000+ engagements in over 50 countries. Avasant’s next generation consulting and advisory methods have made it the top-ranked firm in its class, with recognition from numerous organizations, including: Vault, NOA, IAOP, and Wall Street Journal. Avasant’s engagement in the global market has inspired a strong commitment to community and purpose. Avasant Foundation supports technology and skill development programs to create employment opportunities for youth across Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Latin America.

    https://www.avasant.com

Gold 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/
  • 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.

  • SentinelOne

    SentinelOne is shaping the future of endpoint security through its unified, converged platform that automatically prevents, detects, and responds to threats in real-time. SentinelOne’s unique approach is based on deep inspection of all system processes combined with innovative machine learning to quickly isolate malicious behaviors, protecting devices against advanced, targeted threats in real time. SentinelOne was formed by an elite team of cyber security and defense experts from IBM, Intel, Check Point Software Technologies, Cylance, McAfee, and Palo Alto Networks.

    https://www.sentinelone.com/
  • Sumo Logic

    Sumo Logic’s secure, cloud-native, data analytics platform, turns machine data into real-time continuous intelligence, providing customers with full-stack visibility, analytics and insights to build, run and secure their modern applications and cloud infrastructures. With Sumo Logic, customers leverage a service model advantage to accelerate their shift to continuous innovation, thereby increasing competitive advantage, business value and growth. Founded in 2010, Sumo Logic is a privately held company based in Redwood City, CA and is backed by Accel Partners, DFJ, Greylock Partners, IVP, Sapphire Ventures, Sequoia Capital and Sutter Hill Ventures.

  • Zerto

    Zerto helps customers accelerate IT transformation by reducing 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.

    http://www.zerto.com/

Supporting Partners

  • Secure-24

    Secure-24, an NTT Communications Company, has 17 years of experience delivering mission critical application hosting, comprehensive managed IT, cloud, and security services to enterprises worldwide. Secure-24’s focus on superior service, support, governance and compliance has driven industry-leading client satisfaction rates. The company is an SAP certified Hosting, HANA, and Cloud Partner, a Microsoft Silver Partner and an Oracle Gold Partner managing Oracle E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards and Hyperion applications across all industries for businesses of every size. Secure-24 has been named one of Computerworld’s 100 Best Places to Work in IT for six consecutive years.

    https://www.secure-24.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 Capital Area

    The Society for Information Management (SIM) is an exclusive association for senior IT executives, prominent academicians, consultants, and other IT thought leaders built on the foundation of local chapters. SIM’s Capital Area Chapter (SIMCAC) recognizes the Greater Washington, DC area as a powerhouse for nuanced and secure technology. SIM’s mission is to connect IT leaders and deliver vital knowledge creating business value and promoting personal development within the field through our events. For more information please contact: farafrancis.sim@gmail.com

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Room rate is $429/night + tax. This rate expires on April 1, 2019.

To book a room, please call 1-877-946-8357 and mention the HMG Strategy Room Block or click here.

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.

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

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