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 Silicon Valley CIO Executive Leadership Summit.
Former CTO within the DoD
United States Department of Defense
Ashwin Ballal, Ph.D.
SVP & CIO
Advisor, Investor, Board Member
C Sensei Group LLC
SVP Global Customer Services
Palo Alto Networks
Managing Director, Digital Transformation and CIO Practice Lead
SVP IT & CIO
Vice President, Enterprise Architecture and Strategy
President & CEO
The Save Mart Companies
Founder and CEO
SVP & CIO
President, CXO & Founder
Chair, CIO Advisory Board
Founder and Chairman
Managing Director, Global Workplace Solutions
Chief Security Architect
Alameda-Contra Costa Transit
Diligent Partners, LLC
CIO Strategic Advisor
Chief Technology & People Officer
ForeScout Technologies, Inc.
Former VP & CIO
Maxim Integrated Products
Head of IT
Member Board of Director
SVP & Chief Digital Officer
Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies
Head, Innovation Network
Chief Technology Officer, State and Local Government
Chief Digital and Information Officer
Chief Technology Officer
CTO & Partner
West Agile Labs
Vice President, Information Technology
Verizon Media Group
VP - Head of IT
SVP Strategic Development and Technology
Partner - Leader, Global Technology Officer Practice
CIO & Chief Digital Transformation Officer
VP Chief Information Security Officer
Harvard Business School Alumni Association
Jeffrey L. Javits
Heritage Bank of Commerce
SVP of Global IT
Chief Digital Officer
Executive Leader of Digital, Data, and Analytics Services
Former Executive Recruiter and Career Coach (Retired)
SVP IT and Chief Information Officer
CopperPoint Insurance Companies
Topgolf Entertainment Group
Enterprise IT Digital Transformation Program Director
Chief Digital & Technology Officer
Bebe Stores, Inc.
VP & CIO
Marvell Technology Group Ltd.
SVP and CIO
Franklin Templeton Investments
Vice President, Chief Information Officer
CA Department of Insurance
Chief Information Officer
Phoenix American Incorporated
Vice President Information Technology
Thermo Fisher Scientific
CVP IT, CIO
Enterprise CTO, VP & Head of Technology
VP, IT Applications Development & Support
Social Services Agency, County of Santa Clara
George Sheth MBA, FHIMSS
Diligent Partners, LLC
VP, CRM & Marketing Operations
Peet's Coffee Inc.
Vice President of IT
Chief Product Officer
Freedom Financial Network
Former EVP & COO
Cost Plus World Market
Eric F. G. Wilson
EVP & CIO, Security and Facilities
SAFE Credit Union
Director of Technology
CIO & Associate Dean
Stanford Health Care
VP, Product Development and Quality, Data Center Group
Bev Crair is Vice President of the DCG Product Development and Quality organization. This team is responsible for designing and developing all the servers, storage systems, and networking systems sold by Lenovo’s Data Center Group. Bev joined the company in August 2017 following a successful tenure at Intel. While there, she held numerous VP/GM roles in the Data Center Group, the Internet of Things (IOT) Group and was creator and head of the Software Strategic Initiatives Group. Prior to Intel, Bev was vice president of DXi Engineering at Quantum Corporation, and held a variety of senior management and engineering positions at Burroughs (now Unisys), Cadence Design Systems, Cisco Systems, Educomp and Sun Microsystems (now Oracle). Her tenure at Sun included the honor of receiving the Sun Microsystems Leadership Award.
Bev holds a bachelor's degree in computer science and mathematics from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and an MBA from the Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University. She is a Trustee of the UC Santa Cruz Foundation Board as well as a standing member of the Dean's Advisory Council at the UC Santa Cruz Baskin School of Engineering. Given her passion for Diversity and Inclusion, Bev is Lenovo’s Executive Sponsor for both Dress for Success and the Wake Tech Community College Work Based Learning Internship Program.
Head, Innovation Network
Chief Digital and Information Officer
Anil Earla was formerly the Head of Information and Data Analytics for Global IS at Visa Inc., where he lead diverse teams of business and technology. As an intrapreneur, he is passionate about bringing Silicon Valley innovation mindset to larger organizations. His dual roles span innovation and strategic partnerships, shaping vision/strategy and technology alignment, various technology verticals across product life cycle for cyber security such as product management and business/system analysis, Big Data and visualization engineering, advanced analytics (data science), business intelligence and data warehousing, infrastructure and solution architecture, infrastructure and operations, program/portfolio management, and governance. Before joining Visa, he was part of industry leading organizations in the financial services, telecommunications, insurance, gaming, and airline industries. His stint across different industries and technology functions provides him the unique opportunity to apply and leverage the power of data and analytics. Under his leadership, his team was Data Impact awards finalist at Strata + Hadoop World 2014 for innovation in data ecosystem. Earla is part of the entrepreneurship and innovation program from Stanford Graduate School of Business. He completed Program in strategy from Harvard Graduate School of Business. He holds a master’s degree in computer science from JSU and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Bangalore University.
SVP & CIO
TE Information Systems
Joe Eckroth joined TE Connectivity in 2013 and serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer. In this role, he is responsible for leading the TE Information Systems (TEIS) team, setting the enterprise-wide Information Systems strategic direction, and ensuring TEIS implements key information systems initiatives that support TE’s goals. Prior to joining TE, Joe was with Hertz Holdings and Hertz since 2007, and most recently held the position of Executive Vice President, Global Customer Care and Chief Information Officer. In this role, he also provided oversight to the Corporate Project Management Office, Revenue Management function and Navigations Solutions business, which is the exclusive provider of the Hertz Neverlost units and related services. Prior to joining Hertz Holdings and Hertz, Joe served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of New Century Financial Corporation. Previously, Joe served as the Chief Information Officer for Mattel, Inc. and two of General Electric’s business units, GE Medical Systems and GE Industrial Systems. From 2003 to 2006, Joe served on the board of directors of VWR International, a global laboratory supply and distribution company, where he also served on the Compensation and Finance Committees. From 2000 to 2006, he also served on the board of directors of the Orangewood Children’s Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing lifechanging prevention and intervention programs for abused and neglected children and young adults in Orange County, California. Joe earned his MBA from Pepperdine University School of Business and Management and his Bachelor’s degree from the University of La Verne in La Verne, California.
Mark Egan is a partner at StrataFusion Group, Inc. and has more than 25 years of information technology experience, with expertise in IT transformation, information security, and mergers & acquisitions. His extensive experience includes managing global IT organizations with over 1,200 employees, budgets in excess of $350 million, and IT integration for over 60 mergers and acquisitions. Mark has been repeatedly recognized for his leadership and success in scaling IT organizations to support rapid growth companies.
Prior to joining StrataFusion, Mark was a CIO at VMware where he led the company from a server virtualization vendor with $2 billion in revenue to a $5 billion market leader of cloud solutions. During his 6 years as CIO at Symantec, Mark’s leadership in IT was instrumental in supporting the company’s transformation from $600 million consumer software publisher to a $5 billion market leader of enterprise security solutions. He held senior level positions with companies in a variety of industries, including Sun Microsystems, Price Waterhouse, and Wells Fargo Bank.
Mark holds a master’s degree in finance and international business from University of San Diego and a bachelor’s degree in computer sciences from University of Clarion. Mark developed and taught a graduate class, “Building Business Value through IT Innovation”, at the Haas School of Business at University of California at Berkeley.
VP, CSO/Head of Security
Al Ghous is the Sr Director of Cyber Security for GE Digital. In this capacity Al is responsible for GE Digital’s Cloud Platform and Product Cyber Security where he is focused on building secure and resilient Cloud for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) known as Predix – first of its kind. Al’s Cyber Security organization includes Product Security, Infrastructure and Platform Security, Identity and Access Management, Encryption, Product Assurance and Response Services. Al’s organization takes pride in their approach to secure software development practices while maintaining a state of preparedness to detect anomalous activities and take necessary action to protect Predix and GE’s Customers.
Al has been in the Cyber Security industry for over 18 years contributing in different capacities from Risk Management to Solution Consulting and Security Architecture. Al is active in the Cyber Security industry and part of several consortiums. He has held leadership roles in organizations such as Ernst and Young, Oracle, Kaiser Permanente and Informatica to name a few.
CVP & CIO
Ken Grady serves as Vice President & global CIO for IDEXX Laboratories, the global leader in diagnostics and technology solutions for animal health, water & milk quality. Prior to joining IDEXX, Ken served as CIO for New England Biolabs, and global head of IT Shared Services for Novartis Vaccines & Diagnostics. In these roles Ken led early adoption of cloud technologies, the launch of new eCommerce platforms, and the commercialization of connected devices & the Internet of Things. Bringing more than 20 years of life sciences and technology leadership, Ken now leads an worldwide organization supporting new product launches, global distribution and support of some of the most innovative and critical diagnostic capabilities in the market protecting our food and water supply chains, and the health and well being of people and their companion animals. Ken has been profiled for leadership and innovation by partners such as Salesforce.com, Apple and SAP. Ken is an active member of the community, having served the last several years on town committees, and as a sponsor and senior advisor to Maine’s Project LOGIN.
VP Strategy, Cloud Security
Nikhil Gupta is a successful entrepreneur and executive. Nikhil is VP Strategy, Cloud Security at Sophos. Nikhil joined Sophos through the acquisition of Avid Secure, where he was the Founder and CEO. Avid Secure built a market-leading AI-powered multi-cloud security analytics and compliance platform. Prior to Avid Secure, Nikhil held several leadership positions for 20+ years in organizations such as VMware, Cisco, ForeScout, Ericsson (Joined through the acquisition of Entrisphere, where he was the founding engineer), Alcatel, and Bell Labs. Nikhil holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BS and MS in Computer Science.
SVP & CIO
Kevin Haskew is an innovative and solutions-driven senior executive leader with profound IT subject matter knowledge and over 20 years of global business experience managing international M&A, IPO, private equity, manufacturing-supply chain operations, systems integration, and both IT operations and security for companies valued at over $1 billion. As a turnaround CIO, Kevin is an industry leader in driving change through creative, industry compliant solutions. His strong background in IT provides a deep understanding of how to synergize corporate systems and transform underperforming departments into rapid vehicles for growth. With extensive international experience in European and Asian markets, Kevin is strongly positioned to work for organizations looking to expand their operations globally or restructure existing departments to focus on value and driven sustainable growth.
Currently, Kevin serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for ON Semiconductor. Recruited specifically for his expertise as a turnaround CIO, Kevin has redefined what IT means for the company through initiatives that have unified technology and corporate strategy with systems transformation.
Prior to joining ON Semiconductor, Kevin has held several CIO roles and has over 40 years of global industrial experience.
He obtained his Master of Science in IT and Change Management from Sheffield Hallam University and holds an MBA from Sheffield Business School, as well as a diploma in Management Studies from Derby Polytechnic, and a Higher National Diploma of Mechanical Engineering from Stockport.
Kevin is a Fellow of the British Computer Society, as well as a Chartered Engineer and IT Professional.
VP Chief Information Security Officer
Jacquet is responsible for enterprise information security, establishing and maintaining a corporate-wide information security program to protect Hitachi Vantara’s information assets. He and his team identify, evaluate and report on information security risks to meet compliance and regulatory requirements. Jacquet also leads enterprise security programs including security operations, incident response, vulnerability management, identity management, network security, disaster recovery and risk policies. He supports client services for Hitachi Vantara’s Managed Services offering, including governance and compliance. In September 2017, Jacquet’s role expanded to include the security governance of Hitachi Vantara’s products and services. Previously, Jacquet was senior director of cloud security and compliance, and acting CISO for cloud infrastructure at Marketo where he built and led cross-functional teams to secure their software products. Before this, his roles included senior director of global IT Security, compliance, risk management and governance at Symantec, and multiple leadership roles at Hewlett-Packard during his 26-year tenure there. Jacquet holds a marketing certificate from UC Berkeley and an engineering degree in computer science from Institut National des Sciences Appliqués (Lyon, France). He is fluent in French and conversational in German. He holds a private pilot’s certificate and is an active member pilot of Angel Flight West, a volunteer organization.
Executive Leader of Digital, Data, and Analytics Services
SHADAAB KANWAL serves as the Executive Leader Digital, Data and Analytics Services and Managing Director Digital, Analytics and Innovation at Charles Schwab, 13th largest US bank, and most innovative Fortune 50 investment services, with $3.7 trillion in client assets and 12+M accounts.
★ Shadaab is a mission driven and service oriented leader. He brings more than two decades of value-creating experience in executing large-scale programs, enterprise applications, smart analytic products, and performance excellence with global talent. His collaboration to deliver emerging technologies, disruptive innovations and contextual analytics in previous roles has helped build a sustainable competitive advantage for: Kaiser Permanente, UCLA Health, OhioHealth, MAYO Clinic, UnitedHealth Group and Dignity Health.
► Presently, he is leading business transformation, analytics driven innovation and technology modernization programs; by blending connected digital ecosystem and intelligent analytics for digital maturity.
▲ Prior to Charles Schwab; he led IT governance and digital health for integrated delivery systems. His smart teams built health informatics, deployed API’s, NLP, and artificial intelligence for the strategic imperatives of: clinical care innovation and customer focused automation. His teams also realized business integration and delivered market leading ERM, CRM, eGRC, ECM, EMR & digital trust solutions.
★ Shadaab is a noted speaker on turning IT and Data into a strategic asset for mergers, acquisitions and enterprise risk management. @ShadaabKanwal ►shadaab.kanwal at gmail.com◄
Managing Director, Digital Transformation and CIO Practice Lead
Tony Leng is a Managing Director of Diversified Search and leads the firm’s Digital Transformation and CIO practice from its San Francisco office. Previously, Tony was Managing Partner of Hodge Partners. Tony has conducted many “C” level searches for organizations where leaders are transforming/building organizations that are taking advantage of digital technologies. He has conducted “C” level searches conducted for organizations such as Aurora Healthcare, Axalta, Catholic Health Initiatives, Blue Shield of California, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Delta Dental, Dignity Health, Esurance, Kaiser Permanente, Novant Health, PG&E, Polycom, Sutter Health, Symmetricom, TE Connectivity, and Wellmark.
Prior to his executive search experience, Tony was a Board member of three public companies and CEO of a $600 million Public Company. Before that, Tony ran a $1 billion division of a telephone company focused on corporate users and had responsibility for all data services and networking products. While at the telephone company, he was founder and Chairman of its ISP and a board member of its 2 million-subscriber cell phone subsidiary.
Tony uses his operating experience from being a CEO, financial background as a CPA and CA, and technical knowledge from the work that he has done for Tech companies to drill down and understand at a nuanced level what his clients are seeking to achieve as they build their teams. He has written numerous papers on technology leadership and the challenges facing technology leaders today and authors a blog, ‘Resources for the Modern CIO” (www.tonyleng.com).
The core of Tony’s consulting has been with senior leaders who are seeking to transform their organizations as they face a future of rapid change, digitization, regulation, shifting markets, and increasingly connected and informed customers.
Tony has facilitated the Fisher CIO Forum for the past 12 years. The Forum is a monthly venue for CIO’s and CTO’s to discuss topics of relevance in their daily lives, and has afforded these leaders the opportunity to develop a close network to discuss current challenges in a peer group environment on a confidential basis. Participating companies have included: Blue Shield, Clorox, Cost Plus, Delta Dental, Dignity Health, Esurance, Facebook, FitBit, Franklin Templeton, Gap, Genentech, Kaiser Permanente, Levi Strauss, McKesson, Macys.com, Matson, Mulesoft, Okta, PG&E, Restoration Hardware, Ross Stores, Safeway, Salesforce.com, Schwab, Splunk, Uber, VMWare, and Williams-Sonoma among others.
Tony received a Bachelor of Commerce (with honors), University of Cape Town, South Africa and is a Chartered Accountant and CPA.
SVP IT & CIO
Ralph Loura is Lumentum’s Senior Vice President IT and Chief Information Officer. Loura joined Lumentum in October 2018 with a rich history of senior IT leadership where he directed IT organizations executing programs in business intelligence, operations, and customer-relationship management.
Before Lumentum, Loura has served over 25 years as an IT leader with premier companies in technology and consumer products including Rodan + Fields, Hewlett-Packard (HP) Enterprise Group, Clorox, Symbol Technologies, Cisco, and Lucent Technologies.
Loura is a recipient of Computerworld’s 2012 Premier 100 IT Leaders and Consumer Goods Technology’s 2013 CIO of the Year. He holds a B.S. in computer science-mathematics from Saint Joseph's College and a Masters in computer science from Northwestern University.
Founder, Chairman & CEO, HiPER Solutions Group
David has spent his career researching and empowering leaders to transform their teams, their companies and their careers. His passion is to identify High Impact Performers (HiPERs) and help them reach greater success through a hybrid of technology-driven platforms and experience-based advisory. Recent clients have included E*TRADE, DIRECTV, Subway Restaurants, Western Digital, Wendy’s, ON Semiconductor, CBRE, YPO and many others. Previously, David co-founded Seedling Group, a Boston-based retained executive search firm, serving start-ups, publicly-traded companies, and private equity firms. He also helped launched the San Francisco office as a Director at Corporate Executive Board (now Gartner). David graduated from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
President & CEO
Hunter Muller is a charismatic industry pioneer and a modern-day Renaissance Man. As a global C-suite advisor and coach for the past 30 years, Hunter’s insights and concepts have been successfully applied by Fortune 1000 organizations worldwide to accelerate executive performance, propel the career ascent of C-level executives, and to drive transformative innovation and create new waves of value.
Hunter is the President and CEO of HMG Strategy, LLC, the largest independent, objective, transparent and collaborative executive network in the world. HMG focuses on innovation and breakthrough strategies for core, parallel and new markets while studying the most successful organizations eco-systems and platforms such as Amazon and Microsoft.
HMG Strategy is the provider of thought leadership and networking events for CIOs, CISOs, and senior technology executives. HMG Strategy offers a unique, integrated model for enabling C-level executives and their companies to draw upon courageous leadership to reimagine, reinvent, and rebuild their business models to attain the genius-level thinking required in today’s dynamic business landscape to achieve competitive advantage in the digital frontier.
Hunter's passion for the role of the technology executive in transforming the business is reflected in the 7 Pillars of Trust which embody HMG Strategy's unique business model.
Complementing HMG Strategy’s world-renowned events is HMGNextVentures, a venture capital accelerator aimed at helping connect CIOs with the most innovative technology companies and entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley to Tel Aviv. HMG Strategy also partners with the world’s leading venture capital firms, including Amplify Partners, Greylock Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Sequoia Capital. HMG Strategy connects CEOs, CIOs, and other C-level executives with startup technologies backed by the leading VCs to identify opportunities for innovation and business transformation.
Meanwhile, HMG Strategy’s award-winning Research Team advises the world’s technology companies such as Adobe, Nutanix, and Workday on branding, messaging, and Voice of the Customer strategies.
Hunter has published five that draw from his extensive business experience: The Transformational CIO (Wiley, March 2011), On Top of the Cloud (Wiley, January 2012), Leading the Epic Revolution (Wiley, September 2013) and The Big Shift in IT Leadership (Wiley, July 2015) and The CEO of Technology (Wiley, January 2018). Hunter is now working on his sixth book: 'Enterprise 2025', which is slated to be published in January 2020. As a result, Hunter’s unique position of knowing the thoughts, challenges, and opportunities of the IT Leader, he is asked to speak at a variety of venues such as IBM’s Cloud Expo and on TheStreet.com.
Hunter and HMG Strategy support a variety of charitable causes, including the American Cancer Society, Save the Children, and Year Up, and Hunter personally gives back his time and ideas as a member of the Executive Committee of the Fairfield/Westchester Chapter of the Society for Information Management.
An intrepid international athlete, Hunter is an ardent yacht racer, a world-class skier, and an extreme fitness guru. Hunter is passionate about ocean and mountain adventures and spending time with his sons, Chase and Brice.
Hunter earned a Bachelor of Science in the Babson College School of Management.
Senior Vice President of Techology
Sridhar Nallani is the Senior Vice President of Technology at Gap Inc, where he is driving digital transformation at scale, for all of the Gap brands ($16 Bill revenue), with a singular focus on amplifying customer experience, connecting the online and offline worlds, using a unified architecture with data, ecommerce, mobile, cloud, AI/ML and omni strategies at the core. He is focused on innovation, an agile mindset and building an inspired rock star team as the keys to the next phase of this retail transformation.
Prior to Gap Inc, Sridhar was the SVP and CTO of Charlotte Russe, a fast fashion retailer ($1 Bill+ Revenues), where he reported to the CEO Jenny Ming (former Old Navy founder) and led the end to end transformation from a legacy technology stack, with waterfall methodologies to an Agile mindset, ecommerce in the cloud and Big Data and Machine Learning driving use cases throughout the retail cycle. Earlier to that he had senior leadership roles at Macy’s, Gymboree, tria beauty and Microsoft.
He holds a Bachelor’s in Computer Science from Osmania University, India and Masters in Computer Science from the Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge.
Senior Vice President of Product
Brandon Nott leads Attended Automation at UiPath. As a former customer, he has built a successful RPA practice and brings firsthand knowledge of all aspects of the RPA life cycle to the product team. An award-winning technologist with a deep focus on sustainable, robust systems design. From automating mortgage operations to testing wireless technologies, Brandon takes a holistic approach to digital transformation that brings humans and technology together, seamlessly.
Not only does he create attending automations/robots at night, he is also avid race car driver, proud father of 3 and recently relocated to the NW area! How does he do it?
Software robots. Come see.
Currently CIO at Nutanix, Wendy has led technical functions for GoPro, Yahoo! and Cisco, and proudly serves on the board of Girls in Tech. Dedicated to excellence in operations and delivery while maintaining a focus on innovation, Wendy has had a key role in envisioning and delivering digital technologies around the world. In 2018, Wendy was honored to be named one of the National Diversity Council’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Tech, one of the Silicon Valley Business Journal’s Women of Influence, and #1 on the list of Top 10 CIOs Who Inspire and Influence Us by Enterprise Management 360° (EM360°)!
Western Digital Corporation
Steve Phillpott was named Chief Information Officer for Western Digital Corporation in October 2015. Prior to this, he was CIO for HGST, a Western Digital brand. As the CIO of Western Digital, he oversees the worldwide IT department encompassing infrastructure and operations, global applications, enterprise data management and IT security. Steve works with leaders to provide strategic and tactical IT direction, which often includes utilizing Cloud, SaaS, Social, Web, Mobile and Big Data to drive business innovation and value. Based in the U.S. headquarters in Irvine, Calif., he manages WDC’s global, multi-disciplined IT team.
Prior to joining HGST, Steve was CIO for Amylin Pharmaceuticals, a leading provider of drugs for the treatment of diabetes. Steve was previously the CIO of Proflowers.com, a high-volume e-commerce retailer, and the VP of IT for Global Enterprise Applications at Invitrogen (now Thermo Fisher Scientific). Prior to that, he held various leadership positions at companies including Memec (Avnet), Gateway and Qualcomm.
A recognized industry expert, Steve has received numerous industry awards. Most recently, he was recognized among Computerworld’s top 100 IT leaders for 2016. Additionally, he was named a finalist in the Public Company category in the Bay Area CIO of the Year Awards for 2016. He is a frequent speaker on IT innovation, transformation and cloud migration strategies at many leading industry events, including Amazon Executive Summit, and events sponsored by Gartner, Forrester, BIO-IT World, Information Week 500 and numerous others.
Steve received his BS in Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, and holds a MBA in Technology Management from the University of Phoenix.
The Save Mart Companies
Carrie Rasmussen is the Chief Information Officer at The Save Mart Companies. In this role, Carrie oversees the company’s security and information technology organization, with responsibilities for developing and launching business solutions that support the company’s objectives, as well as innovative technologies that create a competitive advantage.
Prior to joining The Save Mart Companies, Carrie was the Group Vice President at Albertsons Companies (Safeway, Inc.). Carrie has more than 20 years working in retail technology and is a seasoned IT leader with expertise in M&A, digital platforms, advanced analytics and cloud migration strategies.
Carrie holds a master’s degree in Agriculture Business Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture, both from California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly).
Silicon Valley Bank
Investor and Entrepreneur
Muddu Sudhakar is successful entrepreneur and executive. Muddu Sudhakar was VP & GM of big data, machine learning/AI, security and IoT at Splunk. At Splunk, Muddu has been working on applications of AI/machine learning, big data platform, thin and thick app development platform, open source technologies, IoT analytics solutions and cyber security products. Before that, Muddu was CEO of Caspida. Caspida is the leader in next-generation cyber security and threat detection using machine learning. Muddu and team are instrumental in creating new cyber security market category called “User Behavioral Analytics (UBA)”. Muddu was VP & GM at VMware and Pivotal from 2012 to 2014 for big data analytics, machine learning and cloud services. At VMware & Pivotal, Muddu had responsibility for a wide range of projects including big data analytics, cloud services, and mobile security. Muddu was co-founder and CEO of Cetas which was acquired by VMware in 2012. At EMC, Muddu was Chief Strategy Advisor, VP & GM for Cloud Information Services. Muddu was CEO & Founder of Kazeon from 2003 to 2010 which was acquired by EMC and Kazeon is leader in Enterprise Information Management. Muddu led Kazeon to be a leader in Information Security, eDiscovery, and Enterprise Search markets. Before Kazeon in 2003, he was Co-founder & President of Sanera Systems, a next-generation SAN technology company. Sanera was started in 1999 and was acquired by McData (Brocade) in 2003. From 1996 to 2000, Sudhakar was lead architect and designer of CPU and server technology at Silicon Graphics, Inc.
Sudhakar holds a PhD and MS in Computer Science from University of California, Los Angeles and a BS in Electronics & Communications Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. He is widely published in industry journals and conference proceedings and has more than 20 patents in Cyber Security, Big data analytics, Machine learning, Analytics, Cloud Services, SaaS Apps, Enterprise Search, Information Management, Distributed systems, Storage technologies, SAN/NAS, Server technologies, Virtualization, Search, Information security, Networking technology and VLSI chip design.
Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Mr. Sangy Vatsa is Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Comerica Bank. He joined the Bank in 2016 and is responsible for all of digital technology, cybersecurity, enterprise data office, business continuity and technology risk management at the Bank. He has nearly three decades of experience across multiple strategy, cybersecurity and technology related disciplines. He has worked across Financial Services, Automotive and Travel industries.
Prior to joining Comerica Bank, Mr. Vatsa served as the Chief Information Officer for global customer service, credit, collections and payments issuance at The American Express Company. Since joining American Express in 2006, he served in leadership roles for IT strategy, architecture and innovation, enterprise shared services, global business travel and corporate payments digital capabilities. Prior to American Express, he spent 13 years at Ford Motor Company (and Ford Financial Services) in various leadership, architecture and technology delivery roles.
Mr. Vatsa holds a master of business administration degree from Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, a master of computer and information systems degree and a bachelor of electronics and telecommunications engineering degree. He is actively engaged in the industry, both with technology companies and with non-profit companies.
Founder and Chairman
Jedidiah Yueh has led two waves of disruption in data management, first as founding CEO of Avamar (sold to EMC in 2006 for $165M), which pioneered data de-duplication and shipped one of the leading products in data backup and recovery, with over 20,000 customers and $4B in cumulative sales. After Avamar, Jed founded Delphix, which pioneered data virtualization, with over $200M in its first 7 years of sales (10x Avamar over the same period) and over 30% of the Global 100 as customers. At the 2010 Fall DEMO conference, Delphix won a DEMO God award, and in 2013, the San Francisco Business Times named Jed CEO of the Year. Well connected in the venture community, Jed has raised over $150M from over 10 VCs and has more than 25 patents in data management. After being designated a US Presidential Scholar by George H. Bush, Jed graduated Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude from Harvard. As Executive Chairman at Delphix, Jed partners with executives at industry leaders from Apple to Walmart to help them drive innovation through software.
August 29, 2019, 7:30 AM-5:30 PM
Rosewood Sand Hill
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 - 9:10 AM||
HMG Lead, Innovate, Disrupt Tech Talk: Making Digital Transformation Timely and Real
Sangy Vatsa will share how his team has visibly and intentionally established the digital priority across the company and how they are making it real and timely for all stakeholders including our customers and colleagues. He will emphasize how the team is co-envisioning, co-creating and co-delivering bold actions and sustainable business outcomes by investing in human capital and partnering with major stakeholders across the company.
|9:10 AM - 9:30 AM||
HMG Lead, Innovate, Disrupt Tech Talk: IT Avengers: Even a Hero Needs a Team
Wendy Pfeiffer, CIO, Nutanix
Today’s CIOs have some formidable skills, and we’ve earned our executive position through some hard times. The CIO’s contribution to modern enterprises is nothing short of heroic! But in today’s hybrid cloud world, even an IT Hero needs a strong team of specialists at the ready if we want our companies to not only survive, but to thrive!
|9:30 AM - 10:00 AM||
Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners
|10:00 AM - 10:20 AM||
HMG Lead, Innovate, Disrupt Interview: The New CIO Mandate for the Digitally Savvy Disruptive Leaders
Tony Leng, Managing Director, Practice Lead and OMP, Diversified Search, interviewed by Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy
|10:20 AM - 10:50 AM||
EXECUTIVE BRIEFING: Digital Assistants, Virtual Helpers and Attended Software Robots
Is it still a Jetsons’ future or is it here? Executing mundane tasks, scouring the web, crunching data and understanding voice commands are all just the start of the future of work we cannot even imagine. Join Brandon Nott from UiPath as he explores the possible and shows you the future, today! This session will define the roles of unattended, attended, and hybrid robots and engage your imagination with real world use cases.
|10:50 AM - 11:20 AM||
Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners
11:20 AM - 12:05 PM
EXECUTIVE PANEL: New Technologies - Gaining an Inside Track on the Competition
Paul Chapman, CIO, Box
Muddu Sudhakar, Investor and Entrepreneur
Jed Yueh, Founder and Chairman, Delphix
Moderator: Beth Devin, Head, Innovation Network, Citi Ventures
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.
|12:05 PM - 1:30 PM||
Genesys Works News: Sahaar Rezaie, Executive Director, Genesys Works Bay Area
|1:30 PM - 2:00 PM||
EXECUTIVE PANEL: Accelerating Your Career Ascent: Crafting Your Personal Brand as a Talent Magnet
Ken Grady, CVP & CIO, IDEXX Laboratories
Tony Leng, Managing Director, Practice Lead and OMP, Diversified Search
David Morris, Founder, Chairman & CEO, HiPER Solutions Group
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 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
EXECUTIVE BRIEFING: A Perspective on Transformation
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
Anil Earla, Chief Digital and Information Officer, Stealth.AI
Nikhil Gupta, VP Strategy, Cloud Security, Sophos
Shadaab Kanwal, Managing Director, Digital, Analytics and Innovation, Charles Schwab
Moderator: Mark Egan, Partner, StrataFusion
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
3:50 PM - 4:30 PM
EXECUTIVE PANEL: Driving Digital Innovation and Disruption to a Customer-Centric Enterprise
Ken Grady, CVP & CIO, IDEXX Laboratories
Kevin Haskew, SVP & CIO, ON Semiconductor
Sridhar Nallani, SVP Technology, Gap, Inc.
Moderator: Tony Leng, Managing Director, Practice Lead and OMP, Diversified Search
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
Lenovo is a $46 billion global Fortune 500 company providing innovative consumer, commercial, and data center technology. Lenovo delivers compute, storage, networking, and services including converged, cloud, Big Data, high-performance computing, and hyperscale solutions for the enterprise market. With servers ranked #1 in reliability (ITIC 2015-2016 Global Server Hardware, Server OS Reliability Report, July 2015) and customer satisfaction (TBR Customer Satisfaction Survey, August 2015), Lenovo provides a solid foundation for business solutions. The company’s strategy is built on driving innovation and value, offering choice and flexibility through an open partner ecosystem, and being a trusted technology advisor with end-to-end engagement.
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/
The leader in analytics, SAS is a trusted analytics powerhouse for organizations seeking immediate value from data. At the foundation is the SAS® Platform, an analytics platform that supports the entire analytics life cycle – from data to discovery to deployment. It enables the creation of a unified analytics ecosystem that integrates with open source technologies, scales to meet changing needs and makes analytics accessible to anyone. The SAS Platform enables organizations to handle data management, analytics, AI, machine learning and more – all you need to transform data into results. SAS gives customers around the world The Power to Know®.https://www.sas.com
Hitachi Vantara, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., helps data-driven leaders find and use the value in their data to innovate intelligently and reach outcomes that matter for business and society – what we call a double bottom line. Only Hitachi Vantara combines over 100 years of experience in operational technology (OT) and more than 60 years in IT to unlock the power of data from your business, your people and your machines. We help enterprises store, enrich, activate and monetize their data to improve their customers’ experiences, develop new revenue streams and lower their business costs. Over 80% of the Fortune 100 trust Hitachi Vantara for data solutions.https://www.hitachivantara.com/en-us/home.html
K1 is a leading investment firm focusing on high-growth enterprise software companies globally. K1 seeks to help dynamic businesses achieve successful outcomes by identifying and executing organic and acquisition-based growth opportunities that position its companies as industry leaders. K1 typically invests alongside strong management teams that continue to guide their organizations on a day-to-day basis. K1’s investments vary in the level of ownership in order to meet the needs of entrepreneurs and managers.https://k1capital.com/
Productiv works with leading organizations like 21st Century Fox and Equinix to maximize the value of their investments in the SaaS applications that help their employees collaborate and work more efficiently.https://productiv.com/
RingCentral, Inc. is a leading provider of global enterprise cloud communications and collaboration solutions. More flexible and cost-effective than legacy on-premises systems, RingCentral empowers today’s mobile and distributed workforce to communicate, collaborate, and connect from anywhere, on any device. RingCentral unifies voice, video, team messaging and collaboration, conferencing, online meetings, and integrated contact center solutions. RingCentral’s open platform integrates with leading business apps and enables customers to easily customize business workflows. RingCentral is headquartered in Belmont, California, and has offices around the world.https://www.ringcentral.com/
Vectra® is transforming cybersecurity by applying advanced AI to detect in-progress attacks and hunt for hidden threats. Vectra and its flagship Cognito®platform enable the world’s most consequential organizations to detect cyberattacks in real time and empower threat hunters to perform highly conclusive incident investigations. Vectra reduces business risk by eliminating security gaps in cloud, data center and enterprise environments. Behind the Cognito platform, Vectra threat researchers identify and investigate cyberattacks, vulnerabilities and malicious behaviors that are unknown to the world. With data sets from this research, data scientists develop the machine learning algorithms and behavioral analysis that drive Cognito.https://www.vectra.ai/
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/
The Abnormal Security platform protects enterprises from targeted email attacks. It models an individual employee’s identity and analyzes communication behavior and content of email to stop attacks that lead to account takeover, financial damage and organizational mistrust. Though one-click, API-based Office 365 and G Suite integration, Abnormal sets up in minutes and does not disrupt email flow. Backed by Greylock Partners, Abnormal Security is based in San Francisco, CA.https://www.abnormalsecurity.com/
Egon Zehnder was founded in 1964 with a distinctive vision and structure aimed at achieving two basic goals - to place our clients' interests first and to lead our profession in creating value for our clients through the assessment and recruitment of top-level management resources. The most fundamental expression of our client-first vision resides in our structure, which is unique to our profession. Our 390 consultants, operating from 63 wholly owned offices in 37 countries, are organized around a single-profit center partnership. This is designed to eliminate competitive barriers between our offices. It allows us to operate seamlessly when engagements call for us to mobilize across many offices in a country or a region. Large or small, local or global, our clients benefit from our structure by having access to our most relevant resources and relationships wherever they may reside. Underpinning this unique structure is our private ownership. We have chosen to operate our firm independent of any outside interests and are motivated solely by a desire to exceed our clients' expectations.http://www.egonzehnder.com
Heidrick & Struggles actively solves business problems for our clients every day. Through our Leadership Advisory framework, we help companies attract, develop and retain the world’s most talented individuals. For almost 60 years, we have focused on quality service and built strong leadership teams through our relationships with clients and individuals worldwide. Today, Heidrick & Struggles leadership experts operate from principal business centers in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.http://www.heidrick.com
At Korn Ferry, we design, build, attract and ignite talent. Since our inception, clients have trusted us to help recruit world-class leadership. Today, we are a single source for leadership and talent consulting services to empower businesses and leaders to reach their goals. Through our vision, research and tools across 80 offices and 3,700 employees, we convert potential into greatness. Our solutions range from executive recruitment and leadership development programs, to enterprise learning, succession planning, and recruitment process outsourcing (RPO). Organizations around the world trust Korn Ferry to manage their talent – a responsibility we meet every day with passion, expertise, integrity and results.https://www.kornferry.com
Founded in 1956 and privately owned, Spencer Stuart is one of the world's leading executive search consulting firms. We are the advisor of choice among top companies seeking guidance and counsel on senior leadership needs. We have unrivalled access to leading executives around the world. Our clients range across industries, from the world's largest companies to medium-sized businesses and entrepreneurial start-ups. We operate out of 51 offices in 27 countries. Last year we conducted more than 4,000 assignments around the world. Our team of more than 300 consultants possesses a unique blend of professional search experience and industry expertise. Consultants are organized in practices and work in teams, often across international boundaries that maximize sector specialization and knowledge-sharing. These client service teams are supported by first-rate associates and researchers, and backed by state-of-the-art technology. We place quality at the center of everything we do and solicit candid feedback at every opportunity in order to continually improve our service to clients. We channel our knowledge and expertise into a wide range of publications for the benefit of existing and prospective clients.https://www.spencerstuart.com
Amplify Partners, an early-stage venture capital firm committed to redefining IT infrastructure, invests in technical entrepreneurs pursuing the multi-hundred-billion dollar Infrastructure 2.0 disruption. Amplify helps talented founders build valuable businesses by investing the right amount of early-stage capital and providing active company-building assistance. Amplify offers the unique combination of deep domain expertise, early-stage focus and a network of Venture AmplifiersTM to improve outcomes for infrastructure entrepreneurs.http://www.amplifypartners.com
Glynn Capital is focused on investments in leading private and public technology growth companies. We seek to be long-term investors in a limited number of excellent companies with world-class management teams, sustainable business models, and long-term growth potential.http://www.glynncapital.com/
Greylock Partners backs entrepreneurs who are building disruptive, market-transforming consumer and enterprise software companies. We invest in companies that define new markets, including Airbnb, AppDynamics, Cloudera, Docker, Dropbox, Facebook (Nasdaq: FB), LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD), Medium, Nextdoor, Palo Alto Networks (NYSE: PANW) and Workday (NYSE: WDAY).http://www.greylock.com
Lightspeed Ventures is a global VC firm headquartered in Silicon Valley, with offices in India, Israel, and China. With over $7 billion under management, Lightspeed invests in both enterprise and consumer tech startups from early-stage to late-stage. With over 300 active startups in the portfolio, Lightspeed has invested in companies like Brocade, Informatica, Nutanix, AppDynamics, Mulesoft, zScaler, etc. Lightspeed has also created a CIO Innovation Advisory Network to connect forward-thinking IT leaders with Silicon Valley.http://lsvp.com
Sequoia is a venture firm with a 40+ year track record of partnering with daring entrepreneurs. Founded in 1972, we’ve been early business partners with many of technology’s biggest companies (Apple, Google, Oracle, Cisco, and more) along with many emerging leaders (WhatsApp, Palo Alto Networks, ServiceNow, FireEye, LinkedIn, Dropbox, Airbnb, etc).https://www.sequoiacap.com
Welcome to the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of SIM! The Chapter strives to strengthen professional communications among members who direct the application of information technology in private and public organizations. Chapter activities include: Meeting to share innovative ideas and real world experiences which address enterprise information needs. We have excellent speakers both from our membership, and bring in industry executives and subject matter experts from many sources. Providing presentations by leading national information-management professionals and executives who benefit from management-information systems. Challenging our comfort levels by exchanging ideas with peers and business counterparts. Being a resource for each other, and personal networking.https://chapter.simnet.org/sanfranciscobayarea/home
Genesys Works is a national social enterprise that provides life-changing opportunities through corporate internships. We open the doors of opportunity for high school students in underserved communities by providing the skills training, professional work experience, and support they need to achieve career success and a lifetime of economic self-sufficiency. Our goal is to move more of our students into professional careers, creating a more skilled and diverse workforce in the process. We currently serve more than 4,000 students annually across six locations: Houston, Twin Cities, Chicago, the San Francisco Bay Area, the National Capital Region and New York City. To learn more, visit www.genesysworks.orgwww.genesysworks.org
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