Past Summits

2019 St. Louis CIO Executive Leadership Summit

Marriott St. Louis Grand, St. Louis, MO

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

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

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

  • Bhavani Amirthalingam
    SVP, Chief Digital Information Officer

    Bhavani Amirthalingam joined Ameren in 2018 as senior vice president and chief digital information officer. She is leading Ameren's digital transformation to deliver a differentiated customer and co-worker experience, leveraging emerging technologies to enable the grid of the future while driving operational excellence at scale. She is focused on accelerating technology solutions to enable greater safety, security, reliability and productivity at scale.

    Amirthalingam brings to Ameren both a breadth and depth of experience as a customer-centric innovator. Starting in 2015, she worked as chief information officer and business transformation leader of North American Operations at Schneider Electric, a Fortune 500 corporation specializing in global energy management and automation solutions integrating technology, software and services. There, she drove the organization's digital transformation across the United States, Canada, Mexico and Central America. Previously, at World Wide Technology (WWT) Inc., she served as CIO and vice president of Customer Solutions and Innovation.  
    She earned a bachelor's degree in computer science from the University of Madras, India, and an MBA in information management from the S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research in Mumbai. Amirthalingam serves as a member of the Forbes Technology Council and an executive member of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Information, Communication and Cyber Security (ICCS) Committee.
    Amirthalingam is as passionate about giving back as she is about driving results. She serves on the board for the St. Louis Ballet Company and the board of Soorya Performing Arts, promoting South Asian performing arts in North America. She also has been a mentor and coach for FIRST robotics competitions. She lives in the St. Louis area with her husband and two children. 

  • Jim Cavellier
    EVP & CIO
    Cass Information Systems, Inc.

    Jim Cavellier is currently the EVP & Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Cass Information Systems. Cass is the nation's leading provider of transportation, energy, telecom and environmental invoice payment and information services. Within Cass, Mr. Cavellier has responsibility for the company’s global information technology strategy and operations.

    Mr. Cavellier has more than 25 years of experience in strategic technology planning and development of critical systems. His background includes streamlining operations, implementing Agile and Lean methodologies and enhancing business partner alignment.

    Immediately prior to joining Cass, Cavellier was a Domain Chief Information Officer for Payment and Wealth Management technologies within Comerica Bank. Over 16 years at Comerica, he held numerous technology leadership positions ranging from strategic technology planning to operational responsibility for all technology across the U.S.

    Previously, he held technology leadership positions with The Auto Club Group, Ernst & Young, LLP and General Motors/Electronic Data Systems. Mr. Cavellier earned a bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems (MIS) and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Oakland University, Rochester Hills, Michigan.

    Mr. Cavellier currently serves on the University of Missouri - St. Louis (UMSL) CIO Board, is active with the Society of Information Management (SIM) and St. Louis Regional Business Council (RBC) mentoring program.

  • Trina Clark James
    Regional Director

    Trina Dyan Clark James, a native of St. Louis who grew up in the Ville neighborhood, is the Regional Director for NPower St. Louis.  NPower creates pathways to economic prosperity by providing FREE IT training and paid internships to young adults, ages 18 – 25, from under-resourced communities within the St. Louis metropolitan area who have earned a high school degree or GED.  The goal of our 22 week IT training program is to prepare our students to earn a CompTIA A+ Certification, learn from senior IT executives, and gain valuable experience that will support them in launching fulfilling and family-sustaining digital careers.  While new to St. Louis, NPower has a successful track record of results across North America:  over the past 5 years over 1000 graduates are in well-paid careers with room for income and professional growth.

    Prior to NPower, Ms. Clark James was the founder and CEO of Jamaa Learning Center, a high-performing full-service community charter public school that opened in August 2011.  Jamaa worked to provide quality educational and social services to not just its students, but also their families as well as residents in north St. Louis neighborhoods thereby contributing to the revitalization of what were once rich and vibrant African-American communities.  Jamaa grew from serving approximately 80 students in three (3) grades (Kindergarten, 3rd, and 6th grade) during the 2011 – 2012 school year to serving approximately 160 students in Kindergarten – 8th grade beginning with the 2013 – 2014 school year.

    Prior to founding Jamaa, she was the Executive Director of St. Louisans United To Attract KIPP (SUTAK), where she successfully led the efforts to secure the necessary human, financial, and capital resources required by Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) for the successful startup and growth of a cluster of KIPP schools in the city of St. Louis.  Her efforts resulted in St Louis being selected as the sole expansion site for KIPP in 2007 and the first KIPP St. Louis school, KIPP Inspire Academy, opening in July 2009.

    Prior to KIPP, Ms. Clark James completed the Broad Residency in Urban Education program at St. Louis Public Schools (SLPS), where she was the Special Assistant to Superintendent Creg Williams overseeing the development and implementation of various strategic projects aimed at achieving major public education reform within the SLPS district.

    She began her career in the San Francisco Bay Area as an engineer at Solectron, an electronics manufacturing company, later moving on to Pinnacle Systems, a video editing equipment manufacturer.  She spent the majority of her engineering career at Apple Computer, Inc. in a variety of roles at the Elk Grove, CA manufacturing site culminating with two leadership roles- New Products Program Manager and Site Test Engineering Manager.

    Ms. Clark James earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology, a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University, and a Master of Business Administration at University of California, Davis.

    She currently serves as the Assistant Treasurer for the St. Louis Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the Vice Chair of the Forward Through Ferguson Board of Directors.


    Ms. Clark James is a proud mother to three (3) beautiful and bright children- Khalani (age 22), Liya (age 18), and Rhadi (age 11).  She credits her drive and accomplishments to the love and support of her grandparents, parents, and siblings.



  • Matt Dimmic
    Lead, Genomics and Data Science
    Bayer Crop Science

    Matt Dimmic leads the Genomics & Data Science platform in Bayer’s Plant Biotechnology division, researching new innovations to improve agriculture and help farmers feed the world sustainably. An experienced leader in data analytics and computational biology across multiple divisions, he has a strong track record of building and developing high-performing data science teams that partner for success. As a Science Fellow and a member of Bayer’s Data Science Council, he has driven multiple strategic initiatives to strengthen Bayer’s data science community, and has played a role in Bayer’s transformation into a digital company.  

    Prior to joining Monsanto (now Bayer) in 2011, Matt served as Director of Computational Discovery at Divergence, a successful St. Louis ag-oriented startup focused on new methods for controlling crop, animal, and human pathogens. A native of the St. Louis area, Matt holds a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in Biophysics, with bachelor’s degrees in Chemistry and Biology from the University of Missouri.

  • Jerry Fox
    SVP & CIO
    BJC Healthcare

    As senior vice president and chief information officer for BJC HealthCare, Jerry Fox is responsible for planning, developing and supporting information technology and telecommunications initiatives throughout BJC’s hospitals and service organizations.

    Before coming to BJC, Fox was the global chief information officer with Rockwell Automation in Milwaukee, Wis. He was responsible for information technology strategy and operations at the $6 billion industrial automation company with more than 25,000 employees in 80 countries. He joined Rockwell in 2007 as vice president of information technology operations.

    Throughout his career, Fox has held IT leadership positions across a diverse set of industry segments. Prior to Rockwell, Fox held technology leadership positions as chief technology
    officer and director of global information technology operations at Dana Corporation, a Toledo, Ohio-based automotive parts supplier.

    A native of Dayton, Ohio, Fox holds a master’s degree in business administration and a bachelor’s degree in business administration – management information systems from Ohio University in Athens. He has been an active volunteer with the IT Senior Management Forum focused on expanding the pipeline of diverse IT talent. He is also co-founder of IT United, a CIO advisory board that connects IT professionals with community volunteer opportunities.

  • Dr. Robert Gaskill-Clemons
    City of St. Louis

    Dr. Robert Gaskill-Clemons, DBA, serves as  the City’s Chief Technology Officer, the first CTO to be appointed in the City’s history. He joined the City after serving as the Statewide Enterprise Technology Architect for the State of Washington. His prior positions include business and technology consulting for the American Red Cross and several technology officer positions while serving in the U.S. Military. As the CTO for the City of St. Louis, Robert leads initiatives to explore how technology can be used to improve quality of life for citizens. He also serves as the point person in developing partnerships between the City and St. Louis’s growing tech and innovation sectors.

  • Don Guenther
    VP Business Development
    Technology Partners

    Don is VP of Business Development for Technology Partners focusing primarily on web and mobile application development.  Don has shared a passion for IT security, and in 2013 formed the “Breach Education Alliance”, a partnership of firms involved in marketing, legal services, insurance, IT network infrastructure and IT security.  The BEA presented to small and medium sized businesses on how to prepare your organization for a breach occurrence.  Don is a Chemical Engineer with a MBA with an emphasis in marketing by training.

  • David Hartley
    Partner and Director + Advisory Services
    Anders CPAs + Advisors

  • Stephen Hassell

    Steve Hassell has been on the tech industry’s radar for over 20 years as a recognized thought leader & technology executive with extensive experience consolidating and turning-around billion-dollar, global operations. Because he moves seamlessly between technology and business circles, Steve has enjoyed success in both the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Information Officer roles.

    Steve is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Atomation, a St. Louis headquartered startup that provides an end-to-end Internet of Things (IoT) platform using distributed intelligence to disrupt traditional automation system approaches in the Utility, Machinery and Logistics spaces.

    Prior to Atomation, Steve spent over 12 years at Emerson Electric Company (NYSE: EMR), an $18B multinational, Fortune 500 manufacturer of industrial, commercial and consumer market products.  Steve spent his first 6 years as Emerson’s Chief Information Officer where he led efforts to synergize, centralize and consolidate company-wide IT strategies to leverage information across the businesses.  He then shifted to a business role leading what became Emerson Network Power’s Data Center Solutions business, a $1.1B global provider of data center hardware and software across the technology spectrum.

    Before joining Emerson Electric, Steve served as CIO at Invensys, VP and CIO of Newport News Shipbuilding as well as CEO of Naptheon, a wholly owned subsidiary that he launched out of Newport News Shipbuilding to transform internal IT operations from a cost line item to a revenue generator.

    Steve holds an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and is a graduate of the US Naval Academy where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science before serving seven years as a surface line officer in the United States Navy.

    Steve serves as a board member of BotDoc, an advisory board member of CYR3CON and the Internet of Things Community and is a mentor at SixThirty Cyber in St. Louis.  He lives in Ladue with his wife, Susan, and has two children - one in college and one recent college graduate.

  • Peter Hogan
    Post Holdings

  • Kevin Hooper
    President and General Manager, DCG NA Sales

    Kevin N Hooper is President and General Manager of DCG for NA where he owns Sales, Channels, Solutions, Alliances and Services. Prior to Lenovo, Kevin led revenue generation at Rogue Wave Software as their Chief Revenue Officer focusing on developing and executing sales strategies, as well as aligning and optimizing the customer experience to deliver revenue. Kevin started his career designing nuclear power plant control rooms and coding some of the first interfaces to access databases over ARPANET in the early 1990s. Kevin brings experience with large sales organizations, including direct, channel, and strategic partnerships at Oracle, IBM, HP and NEC. Always focused on entrepreneurial business lines, new customer acquisition, and channels, Kevin brings his passion for solving customer problems with technology. Kevin holds a BSc in Mathematics and Statistics, and a Masters in Industrial Engineering. He lives in Winnetka, IL, a suburb of Chicago with his wife, 3 children and a black Labrador named Ash.

  • Tony Leng
    Managing Director, Digital Transformation and CIO Practice Lead
    Diversified Search

    Tony Leng is a Managing Director of Diversified Search and leads the firm’s Digital Transformation and CIO practice from its San Francisco office.  Previously, Tony was Managing Partner of Hodge Partners. Tony has conducted many “C” level searches for organizations where leaders are transforming/building organizations that are taking advantage of digital technologies.  He has conducted “C” level searches conducted for organizations such as Aurora Healthcare, Axalta, Catholic Health Initiatives, Blue Shield of California, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Delta Dental, Dignity Health, Esurance, Kaiser Permanente, Novant Health, PG&E, Polycom, Sutter Health, Symmetricom, TE Connectivity, and Wellmark. 

    Prior to his executive search experience, Tony was a Board member of three public companies and CEO of a $600 million Public Company. Before that, Tony ran a $1 billion division of a telephone company focused on corporate users and had responsibility for all data services and networking products. While at the telephone company, he was founder and Chairman of its ISP and a board member of its 2 million-subscriber cell phone subsidiary. 

    Tony uses his operating experience from being a CEO, financial background as a CPA and CA, and technical knowledge from the work that he has done for Tech companies to drill down and understand at a nuanced level what his clients are seeking to achieve as they build their teams. He has written numerous papers on technology leadership and the challenges facing technology leaders today and authors a blog, ‘Resources for the Modern CIO” (

    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,, Matson, Mulesoft, Okta, PG&E, Restoration Hardware, Ross Stores, Safeway,, 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.

  • Christopher Micena
    Director of Innovation, Digital Manufacturing
    Nestle Purina North America

    Over 20 years of driving projects, culture and technology forward in CPG food manufacturing environments and headquarters. • Factory IT manager in several factories for 10 years • Has led and implemented SAP with zero customer impact in many factories • Head of Manufacturing Execution Systems development and implementation department for 6 years • Current head of Innovation for Digital Manufacturing

  • Matthew Modica
    VP & CISO
    BJC Healthcare

    As vice president and chief information security officer for BJC HealthCare, Matthew Modica is responsible for the strategic direction, planning and implementation of enterprise IT systems, business operation and facility defenses against security breaches and vulnerability issues. He has the responsibility for establishing, meeting and continuously monitoring the information security goals and objectives, while maintaining alignment with the strategic goals and priorities for BJC. BJC HealthCare is one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health care organizations with $5.3 billion in net revenues and more than 31,000 employees in the greater St. Louis, southern Illinois and mid-Missouri regions. Its teaching hospitals, Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital, are affiliated with internationally renowned Washington University School of Medicine. Modica has a long-tenured career in the information security field at multiple Fortune 1000 companies in the financial services, health care and data services industries. Modica holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology from Southeast Missouri State University and is currently attending Webster University’s MBA program. He is a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. Modica is passionate about preparing the next generation to serve in cybersecurity and STEM-related roles. He serves on the St. Louis CISO board and cybersecurity advisory committees for Southeast Missouri State University, Webster University, Washington University, SecureWorld St. Louis and the Evanta CXO Summit. Additionally, Modica sits on the Autism Speaks STL golf committee whose mission is to raise funds to support research and services for those on the autism spectrum.

  • Bill Morgan
    Director Systems Engineering

    Bill has nearly 30 years of technology experience, dating back to his days managing environments at Argonne National Laboratory and Intel Corporation.  His vendor experience includes 8 years at Cisco Systems, 3 years at smaller startups, including Force10 Networks, and most recently his current role as Director of Systems Engineering for Fortinet’s North Central Enterprise region.  In this role, Bill advises technologists and executives of large enterprise organizations regarding cyber security best practices, leveraging his diverse background to bring value to his customers.

  • Hunter Muller
    President & CEO
    HMG Strategy

    Hunter Muller is a charismatic industry pioneer and a modern-day Renaissance Man. As a global C-suite advisor and coach for the past 30 years, Hunter’s insights and concepts have been successfully applied by Fortune 1000 organizations worldwide to accelerate executive performance, propel the career ascent of C-level executives, and to drive transformative innovation and create new waves of value.

    Hunter is the President and CEO of HMG Strategy, LLC, the largest independent, objective, transparent and collaborative executive network in the world. HMG focuses on innovation and breakthrough strategies for core, parallel and new markets while studying the most successful organizations eco-systems and platforms such as Amazon and Microsoft.

    HMG Strategy is the provider of thought leadership and networking events for CIOs, CISOs, and senior technology executives. HMG Strategy offers a unique, integrated model for enabling C-level executives and their companies to draw upon courageous leadership to reimagine, reinvent, and rebuild their business models to attain the genius-level thinking required in today’s dynamic business landscape to achieve competitive advantage in the digital frontier.

    Hunter's passion for the role of the technology executive in transforming the business is reflected in the 7 Pillars of Trust which embody HMG Strategy's unique business model.

    Complementing HMG Strategy’s world-renowned events is HMGNextVentures, a venture capital accelerator aimed at helping connect CIOs with the most innovative technology companies and entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley to Tel Aviv. HMG Strategy also partners with the world’s leading venture capital firms, including Amplify Partners, Greylock Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Sequoia Capital. HMG Strategy connects CEOs, CIOs, and other C-level executives with startup technologies backed by the leading VCs to identify opportunities for innovation and business transformation.

    Meanwhile, HMG Strategy’s award-winning Research Team advises the world’s technology companies such as Adobe, Nutanix, and Workday on branding, messaging, and Voice of the Customer strategies.

    Hunter has published five that draw from his extensive business experience: The Transformational CIO (Wiley, March 2011), On Top of the Cloud (Wiley, January 2012), Leading the Epic Revolution (Wiley, September 2013) and The Big Shift in IT Leadership (Wiley, July 2015) and The CEO of Technology (Wiley, January 2018). Hunter is now working on his sixth book: 'Enterprise 2025', which is slated to be published in January 2020. As a result, Hunter’s unique position of knowing the thoughts, challenges, and opportunities of the IT Leader, he is asked to speak at a variety of venues such as IBM’s Cloud Expo and on

    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.

  • Greg Nichols
    President, COO, and co-founder
    Technology Partners

    Greg Nichols is the President, COO, and co-founder of Technology Partners, an award-winning national provider of premier IT staffing and solutions. Greg and his wife, Lisa Nichols, CEO, founded Technology Partners in 1994 driven by their passion to revolutionize the staffing industry with their transparent business model. Having started as a developer contracting through several staffing firms, Greg took his understanding of the consultant experience and created a model focused on career control and high salaries for the consultant while providing better value for the client. This vision upon which Technology Partners has been recognized for 5 years in a row by our clients and consultants Best of Staffing Award®, presented by ClearlyRated for client and consultant satisfaction.


    With a dual degree in accounting and information systems from Murray State University, Greg fell in love with software programming in his first job at McDonnell Douglas. As a technology enthusiast, Greg loves studying how automation can simplify our lives and tries to implement those practices in his own company. He also received a graduate certificate in Artificial Intelligence from Washington University in St. Louis, MO.

  • Lisa Nichols
    Technology Partners

    Lisa Nichols is the CEO and co-founder of Technology Partners, a Women-Business Enterprise and provider of premier IT staffing, solutions and software. Lisa and her husband Greg founded Technology Partners in 1994 driven by their passion to revolutionize the staffing industry with their transparent business model. They co-lead the business today. Greg and Lisa have made it their priority from day one, to create mutual wins for their employees, clients and the communities in which Technology Partners operates. This has, in large part, led to Technology Partners winning the Top Workplaces 2018 for Work/Life Flexibility.

    Technology Partners’ 360 Degree IT services include: Scalable Workforces, IT Staffing, Custom Mobile and Web Applications, Managed IT Services, Cloud Productivity, Marketing Technology, Digital Media and Design, Data Analytics, Digital Transformation, Business Process Management, Enterprise Resource Planning, and Helpdesk Support.

    Lisa devotes her time to many professional and philanthropic organizations including CEO Forum, as well as YPO Christian Fellowship network, the St. Louis Independence Center, YWCA and United Way.

    Lisa’s most recent project is her all new podcast, “Something Extra” produced by Technology Partners. She interviews leaders from around the world and across the for profit and non-profit spaces. Each episode explores the guest’s journey and what they believe is the “something extra” every true leader possesses that define them.

  • Rick Nolle
    Former CIO
    St. Louis County

  • 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 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.

  • J.C. Rudden
    Director, IT, Cafe Operations Services
    Panera Bread

    J.C. Rudden is Panera Bread’s I.T. Director of Café Operations Services, reporting to CIO John Meister.

    J.C leads the teams responsible for technology support, prevention of friction, knowledge management, technical training, and café technology service automation.  He joined Panera in 2014 to commercialize the roll out of the new in-café kiosk ordering technology.  Later that year, he transitioned to assume responsibility of all of the support functions with the charge of changing the culture to improve service.  Since that time, his team converts to FTE and/or promotes an average of 46 people annually.  J.C. is also leading Panera’s Veteran’s Networking Group, Panera Salute, whose mission is simply to Acknowledge, Appreciate, and Advocate for Panera Veterans and the families of Veterans.  J.C. is most proud of his genuine commitment to develop and grow people across all levels of his organization.

    Prior to joining Panera Bread, J.C. was a Business Leader at Mastercard Worldwide where his career included Project Management, Software Development Manager, Internet Gateway Platform Management, and finally Fraud Investigations.  He also spent several years in the photography industry with both CPI Corporation and Picture People.  J.C. earned his MBA from Fontbonne University in 2004. 

    J.C. was born and raised in St. Louis, is very active in the community, most notably the World Record Baseball Marathon fundraising events.  He is a member of the School Board of St. Clare of Assisi in Ellisville and enjoys spending time with his wife Stephanie and their 3 children, Ryan, Evangeline, and Liliana.

  • Teresa Sanzottera
    VP & CIO, Specialty Generics
    Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals

    Teresa Sanzottera is Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Specialty Generics at Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, a global chemical and generic pharmaceutical business.   As a member of the Specialty Generics executive team, she provides digital and technical leadership, vision, and experience.  During her tenure at Mallinckrodt, Ms. Sanzottera has led several global technology initiatives and has made substantial contributions to Mallinckrodt’s acquisition integrations and divestitures.     

    Prior to her tenure at Mallinckrodt, Ms. Sanzottera spent 10 years in various IT technical and project management roles in financial services, higher education and manufacturing.     She served as a 2018 Edison Award Judge, an organization that honors and recognizes innovation and innovators.    Ms. Sanzottera has served on United Way funding committees and is active with several other philanthropic organizations.      

    She holds a bachelor’s degree from Webster University in International Studies and a Master’s of Business Administration from Maryville University.

  • Tom Schunk
    Vice President Global Communications & Chief Information Security Officer

    Mr. Schunk is responsible for the leadership of all aspects of Emerson's Global Information Security Program; Strategy, Threat Detection & Containment, Computer Incident Response (CIRT), Data Protection, Threat Intelligence, Security Awareness, Risk/Compliance, and Authentication Services. He also has responsibility for Global Communications Services, which includes Network and Unified Communications solutions for all Emerson locations and employees worldwide. Tom has held a variety of leadership roles within Emerson over the last 27 years and has over 35 years total of technology related experience. He holds an Electrical Engineering Degree from Southern Illinois University and an MBA from Washington University in Saint Louis. 

  • Erin Stamm
    Esse Health

    Erin Stamm is the Chief Operations Officer of Esse Health. Stamm is a talented and strategic IT leader and healthcare professional with an extensive background in the development of groundbreaking health technology. She provides executive level leadership for both population health and value based care models at Esse Health. Stamm also currently serves as a Board Member for Missouri Health Connection. Prior to joining Esse Health, Stamm served as the Administrator of Health Information Management at Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Orthopedics.                               

    Esse Health is a St. Louis-based, independent physician group that strives to improve the overall well-being of its patients through patient education, lifestyle modification and prevention.  Esse Health has been awarded Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) 2017 recognition by the National Committee on Quality Assurance. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Million Hearts Initiative recognized Esse Health as a 2014 Hypertension Control Champion for its success in helping patients control their high blood pressure.  With 45 locations throughout the St. Louis and Metro East area, Esse Health’s services include asthma, allergy and immunology, family medicine, gastroenterology, internal medicine, nutrition, orthopedics, pediatrics, radiology and urology.  Esse Health is a recognized leader in using technology in health care and physician accountability for both quality and cost-of-care.  For more information on Esse Health, visit

  • Petra Volckaert
    Vice President, Global Marketing and Commercial Excellence IT Lead
    Bayer Crop Science

    Petra Volckaert is the Global Information Technology Lead for Vegetable Seeds and Ag Productivity at Bayer. Prior to her current role, Ms. Volckaert spent eight years at Monsanto Company, serving in a variety of roles within their vegetable seeds business including overseeing operations for EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Asia) Strategy and Marketing in Barcelona, and EMEA Marketing Operations Lead and EMEA IT Lead in The Netherlands. Ms. Volckaert has earned Bachelor’s degrees in Business Administration, International Business Administration, and Translation and Interpretation of Dutch, English and Spanish. She also studied Agricultural Engineering at the University of Ghent in Belgium and completed the Erasmus Program at the University of Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona.

  • Jason Warrelmann
    Global Healthcare Practice Lead

  • Mike Williams
    CEO & Founder
    Software Design Partners

    Mike Williams is the CEO and Founder of Software Design Partners.  Software Design Partners was established in 2005 with the vision of working effectively and efficiently with clients to exceed their business objectives. SDP’s goal is to collaborate with our clients to develop and implement the best technology solutions. Our model of success and growth is based on our ability to provide innovative, individualized solutions that are within the function, scope, budget and time requirements of each client.

    Mike has over 25 years of experience designing, developing and implementing software solutions for fortune 500 companies to startups. His software architecture and management expertise span vertical markets and industries. Using this experience, he ensures each client fully understands how to leverage technology to their business advantage.

    As CEO and Founder, Mike takes pride in the assembly of the SDP team of industry experts and the continued reputable growth and stability they provide to clients. Mike graduated Magna Cum Laude from Southern Illinois University- Carbondale with degrees in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics. In addition to time with his family, Mike enjoys travel, golf, running and outdoor activities.

  • Erica Wilson
    VP, IT Security & Risk
    Cass Information Systems, Inc.

    Erica Wilson has over 18 years of IT experience, 15 of which are in the field of Cybersecurity. She has worked in various industries including manufacturing, higher education and financial services. Erica currently serves as VP of Cybersecurity and Technology Risk at Cass Information Systems. She has responsibility for all aspects of the company’s Cybersecurity program, including security strategy, policies & procedures, technologies, and training program.  In addition, Erica leads all aspects of technology risk management, including compliance with internal and regulatory controls, as well as the Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery program.

    Prior to joining Cass, Erica worked at Anheuser-Busch (2001 – 2009), followed by Scottrade (2009-2018). While at Scottrade, Erica held multiple positions of increasing responsibility ranging from Manager of Information Security to VP of IT Infrastructure Controls and Risk Management. Similarly, while at Anheuser-Busch, Erica held multiple positions pertaining to information security and data protection. Erica has a passion for STEM education.  Throughout her professional career, she has consistently identified ways to influence and encourage others in the community, specifically generations X and Z, to explore opportunities to work in the fields information technology and cybersecurity. 

    Erica holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration/Information Systems from the John E. Simon School of Business at Maryville University, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Southeast Missouri State University. She also holds various professional certifications which include a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) from the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium ISC(2) and a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) from ISACA. Erica enjoys being an advocate of STEM education particularly to youth in the St. Louis community. Outside of work, she loves to travel and spend time with her husband, Aaron and daughter, Avery.


October 3, 2019, 7:30 AM-5:30 PM
Marriott St. Louis Grand

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 Interview:  Dr. Robert Gaskill-Clemons, CTO, City of St. Louis, interviewed by Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy

9:10 AM - 9:30 AM

HMG Lead, Innovate, Disrupt Interview: Emerging Technologies Driving Ameren's Digital Transformation

Bhavani Amirthalingam, SVP, Chief Digital Information Officer, Ameren, interviewed by Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

10:00 AM - 10:20 AM

HMG Lead, Innovate, Disrupt Tech Talk: Healthcare 2025:  Is Your Doctor or Nurse a Robot?

Jason Warrelmann, Global Healthcare Practice Lead, UiPath

How is your daily healthcare going to change by 2025 with the implementation of software robots? Will a robot call and make an appt ?  Will a robot track your insurance claims and prescriptions? Will a robot continually check on your minute by minute health status? They will definitely be processing your insurance claims, medical approvals & doctor’s bills.  Oh. they are doing that today!

Consider the face of healthcare: nursing. It will be again about customer service, all the medical paperwork handled by their digital assistants or software robots. Your body will soon produce more data than engines from a 747.  Processing constantly by your digital assistant, giving you daily, hourly and minute direction to longevity. Disruptive in the way we build and bring benefits to the populous. Things not conceivable without  digital 24/7 workforce.

Join Jason Warrelmann, Global Healthcare Lead at UiPath, as he gives you a glimpse of healthcare’s future.

10:20 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Matt Dimmic, Lead, Genomics & Data Science, Bayer Crop Science

Stephen Hassell, CEO, Atomation

J.C. Rudden, Director, IT, Cafe Operations Services, Panera Bread

Moderator: Mike Williams, CEO & Founder, Software Design Partners

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

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM  

EXECUTIVE BRIEFING:  Tailoring Your Cloud Strategy to Deliver Business Agility

Kevin Hooper, President and General Manager, DCG NA Sales, Lenovo

As businesses evaluate the move to cloud, like anything else in life, it’s a journey not a destination. Lenovo will share their experiences in the market with their customers and their experiences as a multi-billion dollar international enterprise. And, hopefully, leave the audience entertained and informed on what signs to look for and which ones to follow.

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM


NPower News - Trina Clark James, Regional Director, NPower

Presentation of the HMG Strategy Technology Business Leadership Award to Greg and Lisa Nichols of Technology Partners!

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM 

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

Tony Leng, Managing Director and CIO Practice Leader, Diversified Search

Mark Polansky, Senior Partner, Technology 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 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 -2:40 PM

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Women in IT Leading Global Organizations

Kim Martin, EVP IT, Mastercard

Teresa Sanzoterra, VP & CIO, Specialty Generics, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals

Erin Stamm, COO, Esse Healthcare

Petra Volckaert, Vice President, Global Marketing and Commercial Excellence IT Lead, Bayer Crop Science

Moderator:  Lisa Nichols, CEO, Technology Partners

Though women in IT only account for around 25% of IT leaders today, they are responsible for driving unprecedented value in large, global organizations. In fact, the companies that perform the best financially have the greatest amount of women in leadership roles.

This panel of successful women IT leaders from global organizations will share their leadership strategies and stories about driving and leading teams and technology in a hyper-competitive environment for women, and men.

2:40 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 

David Hartley, Partner & Director + Advisory Services, Anders CPAs & Advisors

Matthew Modica, VP & CISO, BJC Healthcare

Bill Morgan, Director, Systems Engineering, Fortinet

Tom Schunk
, VP & CISO, Emerson

Erica Wilson, Vice President, IT Security & Risk, Cass Information Systems, Inc.

Moderator: Don Guenther, VP Business Development, Technology Partners

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

3:40 PM - 3:50 PM

Transition Break

3:50 PM - 4:30 PM

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

Jim Cavellier, EVP & CIO, Cass Information Systems, Inc.

Jerry Fox, SVP & CIO, BJC Healthcare

Chris Micena, Director of Innovation, Digital Manufacturing, Nestle Purina North America

Rick Nolle, Former CIO, St. Louis County

Moderator: Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy

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

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Raffle Prizes and Executive Networking Reception

Presenting Partners

  • Lenovo

    Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a US$50 billion Fortune Global 500 company, with 57,000 employees and operating in 180 markets around the world. Focused on a bold vision to deliver smarter technology for all, we are developing world-changing technologies that create a more inclusive, trustworthy and sustainable digital society. By designing, engineering and building the world’s most complete portfolio of smart devices and infrastructure, we are also leading an Intelligent Transformation – to create better experiences and opportunities for millions of customers around the world. To find out more visit, follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Weibo and read about the latest news via our StoryHub.
  • UiPath

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

Platinum Partners

  • Fortinet

    Fortinet provides top-rated network and content security, as well as secure access products that share intelligence and work together to form a cooperative fabric. Our unique security fabric combines Security Processors, an intuitive operating system, and applied threat intelligence to give you proven security, exceptional performance, and better visibility and control--while providing easier administration. Our flagship enterprise firewall platform, FortiGate, is available in a wide range of sizes and form factors to fit any environment and provides a broad array of next-generation security and networking functions. Complementary products can be deployed with a FortiGate to enable a simplified, end-to-end security infrastructure.

Gold Partners

  • Everstream

    Everstream has raised the bar for business connectivity, delivering a business-only fiber network with the speed, reliability, scale and performance that today’s enterprises demand. With more than 10,000 route miles of fiber spanning six states and speeds up to 100 Gbps, Everstream’s enterprise-grade network delivers robust business fiber services, including dedicated internet access, dark fiber, Ethernet and data center solutions. Through its “Do What You Say You Will Do” approach, Everstream is a valued partner dedicated to the success of business customers.
  • Insight

    Insight Cloud + Data Center Transformation is a complete IT services and solution provider that helps organizations transform technology, operations, and service delivery to meet challenges and future-proof the business. As an independent integrator, we’re free to recommend the most appropriate solutions — across cloud, IT transformation, next-generation technology, and security.
  • Pure Storage

    Pure Storage helps customers build a better world with data. The Pure Storage Data Platform, powered by all-flash storage, offers a simpler, more effective, and more flexible solution for cloud infrastructure and data-rich applications like artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data analytics. With Satmetrix-certified NPS performance in the top 1% of B2B companies, Pure has an ever-expanding range of customers who are some of the happiest in the world.
  • The Judge Group

    The Judge Group, celebrating 50 years of service, is a leading professional services firm specializing in Technology Consulting, Learning, and Staffing Solutions. Judge’s applications and infrastructure services include support for Agile / DevOps transformations and disruptive technologies such as A.I. & machine learning, big data, robotic process automation, blockchain, and cybersecurity. Judge’s workforce consists of more than 9,000 professionals strong delivered through its national and international footprint of 30+ offices in the U.S., Canada, and India. Judge is the 12th largest IT staffing firm in the U.S. as ranked by Staffing Industry Analysts and has consistently been recognized among the top 2% of industry leaders for client and talent satisfaction.
  • Vectra

    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.
  • 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.

Supporting Partners

  • Coolfire

    Coolfire provides connected workstream collaboration software to enhance real-time event awareness, control, and response. By eliminating the barriers between operational teams and data, Coolfire empowers people to make better decisions faster. Connected teams see events as they happen, access highly organized workspace with critical event data, and allow the assigned team to coordinate a response. By integrating cross-functional teams, assets, and event data into a common operational picture, organizations can orchestrate tasks, people and resources with greater visibility before, during and after the event. Built for the speed of the US Special Forces and for the scale of Enterprise Rent-A-Car.
  • Ivanti

    Ivanti unifies IT and Security Operations to better manage and secure the digital workplace. From PCs to mobile devices, VDI and the data center, we discover IT assets on-premises and in the cloud, improve IT service delivery, and reduce risk with insights and automation. We also help you leverage modern technology in the warehouse and across the supply chain to improve delivery without modifying backend systems. Ivanti is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, and has offices all over the world. For more information, visit and follow us at @GoIvanti.
  • Workday, Inc.

    Workday is a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources. Founded in 2005, Workday delivers financial management, human capital management, planning, and analytics applications designed for the world’s largest companies, educational institutions, and government agencies. Organizations ranging from medium-sized businesses to Fortune 50 enterprises have selected Workday.

Trailblazer Partners

  • iSymplify

    iSymplify helps businesses perform more efficiently by leveraging cloud services to reduce costs or meet new business challenges. With a technology-agnostic and provider-neutral approach, iSymplify works collaboratively with clients to meet business needs - focusing on delivering the best course of action for ideal short- and long-term solutions with technologies such as voice/web collaboration, networking and managed services, cloud computing, Microsoft Cloud, IoT and AI, disaster recovery, security, and blockchain.

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • Lightspeed Venture Partners

    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.
  • 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).

Association Partners

  • NPower

    NPower is a high-performing leader in providing pathways to successful tech careers for young adults from underserved communities and veterans across the US and Canada. NPower’s award winning training programs use curriculum informed by senior industry leaders and labor market trends. On average, NPower graduates 80% of enrolled students, places 100% of graduates in paid internships and has over an 80% rate of success for employment or continued education within 6 months of graduation. We address many of the primary barriers that our veteran community confront. Beyond free technical classes, our career training programs provide in-demand certifications within weeks, paid internships, professional networking and mentorship with business leaders, soft skills coaching, connection to social services, job placement assistance, transit assistance and an opportunity for graduates to give back to the program via our professional volunteer network. We provide ongoing career coaching, advanced certifications, and leadership development for our alumni, ensuring that we are developing true pathways for long-term success for our students.

Marriott St. Louis Grand

800 Washington Avenue
St. Louis, MO

Room rate is $179/night. This rate expires on September 11, 2019.

To book a room, please call 1-314-621-9600 and mention the HMG Strategy Room Block.

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

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

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

- OR - 

  • Full time academicians

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

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

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

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