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 Southern California CIO Executive Leadership Summit.
Board Member, Governance Committee, Innovation Advisory Group Member
Corporate VP & CIO
Golden State Foods
Chief Information Officer
Global CIO (Retired)
Motion Picture Industry Pension & Health Plans
William H. Miller
SVP & CIO
Founder & CEO
EVP, Chief Information and Digital Officer
VP of Corporate Strategy & CIO
Fractional Chief Information Officer
SVP Engineering & CIO
President, CEO & Founder
Founder and CEO
Information Security Director
Pacific Dental Services
Profit Enhancement Systems
Diligent Partners, LLC
VP & Chief Information Officer
VP & CIO
Former VP & Regional CIO - Southern California
Chief Information Officer
Toyo Tires Holdings of Americas
Senior Director, eCommerce Technology
Chief AI Scientist
Fortium Partners, LP
Technical Operations Manager
Amazon Web Services
Co-Founder and Chief Banking Officer
Strategic Advisor - DevSecOps SaaS Solution
RStor - (Stealth) - Network is Storage
Econolite Group, Inc.
SCAN Health Plan
Steve Heckler Associates
Chief Digital Technology Officer
Managing Director, Practice Lead and OMP
L. A. Care Health Plan
Motion Picture Industry Pension & Health Plans
Advisor Board Member, Customer Experience
CTO & Co-Founder
UCLA Anderson School of Management
Enterprise Security Architect
Judicial Council of California
Executive Partner & Head - Strategic Growth
VP Global IT
SVP, Head of Infrastructure & Cloud Services
Cetera Financial Group
George Sheth MBA, FHIMSS
Diligent Partners, LLC
Vice Provost and CIO
University of Southern California
Head of Strategy
MBTECH GROUP LLC
Vice President, Strategic Market Partnerships
UnitedHealthcare Insurance Solutions
Vice President of Information Technology
Chief RPA Evangelist
Michael “Chet” Chambers was a successful early adopter of RPA technology, back when functioning robots were still science fiction to most people. He saved his employer VHA millions by analyzing data on a previously impossible scale. Soon after, he moved to an executive role at HP, partnering with UiPath to deploy 224 robots in under a year. Chet was so smitten with UiPath that came on board as a Chief Evangelist – helping UiPath customers scale their RPA initiatives.
Game Show Network
Steve Cheatham is an IT executive with over 25 years of technology, business and operations management experience.
Steve currently serves as the CIO and Vice President of Information Technology at Game Show Network in Santa Monica, California where he provides leadership for the development of innovative, robust, and secure information technology solutions with a customer-first mindset. His specialty is technology and customer experience organizational turnarounds and has worked in the media and broadcast, government, industrial manufacturing and pre-employment services industries. As a strategic and goal-driven senior business leader, Steve is focused on building and leading top-tier information technology teams.
Steve received his BA in Organizational Management and Master of Business Administration with the concentration in Information Systems from the University of Redlands.
Steve is also an adjunct professor at his alma mater where he teaches graduate-level information technology, security and organizational change courses which focus on managing technology and change with a customer-centric focus.
North Tower Technologies
Bob Concannon was formerly a Senior Client Partner within the San Francisco office of Korn Ferry and was a member of the Firm’s Global Technology Market. Mr. Concannon has over 30 years of technology executive search experience, leading numerous CIO and CTO searches across industries. He also served on Korn/Ferry's Information Technology Officers Center of Expertise. Furthermore, Mr. Concannon led searches in the software and IT communities on assignments for clients in the areas of cloud, mobility and enterprise software. Venture capitalists and private equity firms looked to his expertise around helping Internet startups migrate to the next executive level as they receive their post Series B and C funding rounds.
Mr. Concannon served as the managing director of another global executive search firm, leading the technology practice, U.S. Additionally, he led the firm’s global technology vertical for seven years, coordinating worldwide search activity in the technology sector with Fortune 100 top accounts. Previously, Mr. Concannon served in sales and marketing roles for both Pioneer Electronics and Sony Corporation. Mr. Concannon served the Internet industry from its early inception in the 90s by working with then unknown startups Netscape and Yahoo! His portfolio clients have included well-established companies like Microsoft, Oracle, 3Com, Cisco and Nokia, and a host of start-up companies funded by tier-1 venture capital. He has completed over 500 search projects in his career with many of those projects reaching successful IPOs. Published and quoted often in The Wall Street Journal, San Jose Mercury News, CFO and CIO Magazines, as well as being featured twice on ABC’s World News Tonight with Peter Jennings in their Silicon Valley report, Mr. Concannon has served as an expert on Silicon Valley trends for over 15 years. He has been a guest lecturer at The University of California Berkeley and Stanford University. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of the Pacific.
VP & CTO
Gerry Egan serves as Chief Technology Officer for Ingram Micro Inc. where he owns the digital products for the enterprise and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of Ingram Micro’s web, eCommerce and marketplace technology strategies, inclusive of platforms, software and innovation programs. Prior to joining Ingram Micro, Egan spent 14 years at Symantec. Originally joining Symantec Research Labs where he was responsible for incubating new products based on in-house blue sky research. He most recently served as vice president for eCommerce for the Norton business. Egan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Dublin, Trinity College.
Los Angeles Office Supervising Partner & Chair of Privacy and Security Group
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC
Tanya Forsheit is Chair of Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz’s Privacy & Data Security Group, and Supervising Partner of the Los Angeles Office. She has advised on high-profile matters involving confidential data and other sensitive information for over 20 years. She advises on the protection, processing and monetization of data, including matters related to interest-based advertising, privacy policies, mobile apps, cloud computing, smart devices, and data analytics. She has advised on hundreds of information technology deals and transactions on behalf of both service providers and enterprise purchasers, including multilayered AdTech and cloud computing agreements.
Tanya is routinely called upon to help clients respond to time-sensitive security events and has advised on hundreds of such incidents. She has worked with dozens of multinational clients on the compliance requirements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation, and is currently representing dozens more in preparing for, and addressing the policy implications of, the California Consumer Privacy Act, taking effect in January 2020.
The Legal 500 praised her in the 2019 edition as “incredibly responsive” and “everything you could ask for in an outside counsel.” In January 2018, she was named by the Daily Journal as one of the top 20 Cyber attorneys in California, and was one of three finalists for the Los Angeles Business Journal’s Cybersecurity Lawyer of the Year recognition in 2017. She is currently an Adjunct Professor at Loyola Law School.
Steve Heckler Associates
Steve is President and Founder of Steve Heckler Associates (SHA), a Los Angeles based firm that specializes in executive coaching, team building, leadership development and high-level IT consulting. Working with business executives and their organizations, SHA advises clients from startups to Fortune 500 companies on key management issues including Strategic Planning, Leadership Development, Organization Design, Team Assessments, Team Building and Communications, Management and Leadership Training, Change Management and Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity. Steve brings 35+ years of high technology experience to his consulting practice including key management roles with IBM, Activision, Bank of America, Lorimar Telepictures, PacTel Cellular (Air Touch), Health Net, Sony Pictures Entertainment and TVN Entertainment including 16 years as a CIO. Steve received an award from IBM for Outstanding People Management. Steve is a strong leader who understands the relationship between technology and the business and is extremely effective in working with senior management in improving this relationship. He is skilled in leading, mentoring and improving effectiveness in large to small sized companies across multiple industries on a global scale as required. Included in his client list are AT&T, Hyundai Capital, DIRECTV, Boeing Corporation, Black & Veatch, Disney, St. Jude Medical, The Getty, AARP, First American Title Corp., SAGE Publications, CBS Television, and many others. Steve is a BCC (Board Certified Coach). He is also a graduate of the Cal State Long Beach Coaching and Mentoring Program. Steve is the past President (2007-2008) of PCMA Los Angeles (Professional Coaches and Mentors Association). Steve is also a past board member of the Southern California Society for Information Management (SCSIM) where he has served on 12 boards over 23 years, including the role of chairman. Steve has also been associated with the Westside Center for Independent Living (WCIL) where he served as a board member and chairman for 3 years on their Computer Training Project and was recognized by WCIL as the Businessman of the Year. Steve was part of the UCLA Executive-in-Residence program where he mentored Executive MBA students. Steve is also on the ACLU Foundation Board. Steve is certified in the Zenger-Folkman Extraordinary Leader 360 instrument and DISC Behavioral Profile Assessment tools. Steve holds a BSEE from City College of New York and an MSOR (Operations Research) and an MBA in Marketing from New York University. More about Steve can be found at his website www.stevehecklerassoc.com.
United Talent Agency
As CIO of United Talent Agency (UTA) Michael Keithley is responsible for all technology at the agency. In addition to managing the Information Technology department, Michael is active in corporate consulting, venture funding and strategic advisory services to companies ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. Michael’s strong ties to Silicon Valley’s venture capital firms uniquely position him to be able to peer around the corner on how technology is going to change business models and to shape the future of work and play. Prior to UTA, Michael served as the Chief Information Officer at Creative Artists Agency for 25 years.
Managing Director, Practice Lead and OMP
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.
Former SVP & CIO
Bertrand is an Executive Technology Leader known for long-term success and global expertise in top-rated media / entertainment, video games and consumer products organizations in Europe & US. Bertrand transforms companies by leading technology innovation and digital transformation, delivering scalable, world class solutions by connecting strategic business goals with technology.
Bertrand Leroux has served as Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer and Head of Global Strategic Sourcing for Activision Blizzard since 2009, based in Los Angeles.
In this capacity, he was responsible for defining Activision’s global information technology strategies; oversees the company’s infrastructure, telecommunications, security and corporate applications; and managing the company’s sourcing strategies.
Prior to joining Activision Blizzard, Bertrand held various senior executive positions with Vivendi Games, most recently serving as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer from 2000 - 2008, where he oversaw global information technologies and strategies for the company. Between 2002 and 2003, Bertrand was also the Special Advisor to the Vivendi Corp CIO based in NY.
Prior to joining Vivendi Games in April 2000, Bertrand spent 10 years with The Walt Disney Company in Europe and in the US. Most recently, he served as the Director of Operations and Technology for the Global Licensing division for Disney Consumer Products where he spearheaded several major technology initiatives, including the global licensing system implementation.
Bertrand began his career in 1987 with SKF Distribution, the French subsidiary of SKF Company, an industrial ball bearing company based in Sweden.
Bertrand holds two Masters Degrees in Finance and in Logistics, IS and Organization from the University of Paris IX Dauphine in France.
Motion Picture Industry Pension & Health Plans
Joel Manfredo is the Chief Information Officer at the Motion Picture Industry Pension & Health Plans. In this role, Joel is responsible for all aspects of information technology (IT) including strategy and architecture, infrastructure and operations, business application delivery, the project management office, and IT administration and security.
Prior to joining the Plans, Joel served as the Chief Technology Officer for the County of Orange in California, in the Chief Information Officer role for The Irvine Company, and in other Chief Information Officer and Chief Technology Officer roles since the mid-1990s. Joel is kown for successful transformations both in business roles and in technical roles.
Joel has served on many non-profit Boards including the Society of Information Management, Executive Next Practices Institute, UCLA’s IS Associates, CleanTech OC, Realcomm, Access Executive Network, and the Trojan Club of South Orange County. Joel was the founding chairman of UC Irvine’s CIO Roundtable (The Paul Merage School of Business) and further served UCI on the Dean’s Leadership Circle for the School of Information and Computer Sciences (ICS) and as the Chairman of the Corporate Committee for ICS and for the School of Engineering. Joel also was a mentor in both UCI’s and Chapman’s MBA programs.
Joel has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Lehigh University and both a Master of Business Administration and Master in Science in Finance from Loyola University in Maryland.
Executive Director & General Manager, Professional & TruScale Services, Lenovo DCG
Ben Martin is the Executive Director and General Manager of Lenovo Data Center Group’s Professional Services and TruScale Services organizations. In this management role, he is responsible for the worldwide P&L for the organizations as well as business strategy and execution.
As a seasoned expatriate with over 20 years’ international experience in finding business synergies, Ben has lived in 7 countries and brings a diverse mix of cultural and business experience. He excels in driving collaboration for breakthrough performance of turnarounds and startups within Software and IT Services multinational corporations. Prior to Lenovo, Ben held several executive roles in sales, strategy and business transformation with Dell EMC.
Ben holds an MBA from Macquarie Graduate School of Management in Sydney, Australia, and a Bachelor’s degree from Massey University in his hometown of Auckland, New Zealand. In his free time, he is working to obtain his pilot’s license. He speaks basic Chinese, and currently resides in Raleigh, North Carolina, with his wife and daughter.
Founder & 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 Founder 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.
VP & CIO
Helen Norris is Vice President for information technology and CIO at Chapman University, where she is responsible for leading the university’s information technology strategy and services, and oversight of the University Library.
Previously, Helen was the Associate CIO at California State University, Sacramento, where she focused on enterprise systems, data analytics, and infrastructure. Before that, Helen spent twelve years at UC Berkeley where she held progressive information technology management roles at both the departmental and central levels. She also previously worked as VP for IT for an advertising agency and a law firm, both in St. Louis, Missouri.
Helen serves on several boards. She was appointed to serve a 4-year term on the EDUCAUSE (educause.edu) Board of Directors starting October 2019. She serves as the Vice-Chair of the Southern California Society for Information Management (scsim.org) and Chair of the board of the National Endowment for Financial Education (nefe.org). Additionally, she is a member of the board of advisors for EmpowHer Institute (empowher.org), whose mission is to empower young women through education, training, and mentorship as they prepare for college and their careers. She serves on the Dell Higher Education Advisory Board and the governing board for the CIO Summit in Los Angeles. She previously served as the Director of the Sacramento Women in Technology International (witi.com) network.
Originally from Ireland, Helen has a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, and a Master's degree in Computer Resource Management and Business Administration from Webster University in St. Louis. She is a certified Project Management Professional.
Founder and CEO
Scorpion Computer Services, Inc.
Walter O'Brien (aka "Scorpion") is the founder of https://scorpioncomputerservices.com, a global think tank for hire that provides “intelligence on demand” as a concierge service for ANY funded need. Walter is the Executive Producer of the hit CBS-TV drama "Scorpion" (fourth season) inspired by his life with over 26 million viewers in the US and airs in 188 countries to up to a billion viewers a week. He was diagnosed as a high IQ prodigy was certified by U.S. Department of Homeland Security as being of National Interest to the US and granted him an Extraordinary Abilities Visa EB1-1. Walter mitigated risk for 7 years on $1.9 trillion of investments and has invented and applied Artificial Intelligence engines to protect US war fighters in Afghanistan. He has personally applied Artificial Intelligence to the Navy's command and control system Agile as well as Aegis the Ballistic Missile Defense System and recently deployed his AI Engine ScenGen to the US Army's Drone Fleet. Walter has created over 150 unique technology inventions, is an Irish national coding champion and competed in the Olympics in informatics. He was recognized by the Fort Wayne Base Community Council for saving countless lives and awarded a member's Combat Infantry Badge and Battle Dress Uniform from Operation Desert Storm. Walter is the youngest recipient of Unite4:Good's Celebrity ICON Humanitarian Lifetime Achievement Award and has received a commendation from the Mayor's office for his contribution to World Peace. He was the keynote speaker at MENSA's Annual Gathering, has won C-Suite Quarterly's Visionary award and provided the seed funding for TaxiWatch, a suicide prevention program that has saved over 130 lives to date.
Foley & Lardner LLP
Michael R. Overly is a partner and intellectual property lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP where he focuses on drafting and negotiating technology related agreements, software licenses, hardware acquisition, development, disaster recovery, outsourcing agreements, information security agreements, e-commerce agreements, and technology use policies. He counsels clients in the areas of technology acquisition, information security, electronic commerce, and on-line law. Mr. Overly is a member of the Technology Transactions & Outsourcing and Privacy, Security & Information Management Practices.
Mr. Overly is one of the few practicing lawyers who has satisfied the rigorous requirements necessary to obtain the Certified Information System Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Information Systems Security Management Professional (ISSMP), Certified Risk and Information System Controls (CRISC) and Certified Outsourcing Professional (COP) certifications.
In 2010 - 2015, The Legal 500 recognized Mr. Overly for his information technology work in the U.S. In 2005, he was selected for inclusion in the Southern California Super Lawyers® list and also was honored by Los Angeles Magazine for this recognition. In addition, Mr. Overly was recognized by Chambers USA for his IT & outsourcing work (2013 - 2016).
Mr. Overly is a graduate of Loyola Law School (J.D., 1989), where he was articles editor of the Loyola Law Review and elected to Order of the Coif, and Texas A&M University (M.S., electrical engineering, 1984; B.S., 1982). He was admitted to the California Bar in 1989.
Mr. Overly is chair of the Legal Working Group for the Cloud Standards Customer Council, an end user advocacy group dedicated to accelerating cloud's successful adoption, and drilling down into the standards, security and interoperability issues surrounding the transition to the cloud. He is also a member of the Computer Security Institute, the Information Systems Security Association, the Computer Law Association, and the International Technology Law Association.
Mr. Overly’s numerous articles and books have been published in the United States, Europe, Korea, and Japan. He has been interviewed by a wide variety of print and broadcast media (e.g., the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Business 2.0, Newsweek, ABCNEWS.com, CNN, and MSNBC) as a nationally recognized expert on technology and security related matters. In addition to conducting seminars in the United States, Norway, Japan, and Malaysia, Mr. Overly has testified before the U.S. Congress regarding online issues.
EVP, Chief Information and Digital Officer
VP of Corporate Strategy & CIO
Thomas Phelps IV is the VP of Corporate Strategy & CIO for Laserfiche, a global provider of enterprise content management and process automation software. Thomas joined Laserfiche in 2014 and leads IT, industry marketing, analyst relations and major strategic initiatives. He was part of the executive team that launched Laserfiche Cloud in 2015, and led security and compliance efforts to obtain a SOC 2 attestation. Thomas led corporate initiatives for Laserfiche to be recognized as a Challenger in the Gartner MQ for Content Services Platform for the first time in 2017 and 2018, a Peer Insights rating of 4.7 (out of 5.0) as of August 18, 2019, and a Leader in the Nucleus Research 2019 ECM Value Matrix. He created the team that redesigned Laserfiche certification courses used to train customers and over 300 solution providers globally.
Prior to Laserfiche, Thomas was the national entertainment and media champion for cybersecurity at PwC. He led the initiative to innovate content security practices used worldwide in the motion picture industry. He also developed the PwC methodologies and marketing collateral for the new Telecom and Network Services practice. He was the Advisory Services leader for two major accounts generating over $12M in annual advisory revenue, including a client service team that received the PwC Chairman’s Award. He provided Fortune 500 clients with guidance on IT transformation, security, privacy, internal audit and business continuity management. He designed and implemented solutions and risk management programs to address SOX, HIPAA, GLBA and other regulations. In addition, Thomas was part of three new business initiatives at Motorola. This included the start-up Internet Software Products Division (Austin, TX), the multi-billion dollar Motorola MOS 12 (Chandler, AZ) semiconductor fab, and a new production line for Motorola Radius GP 300 radios (Mt. Pleasant, IA).
Thomas is the Chairperson of Long Beach AcceleratorTM, a non-profit whose mission is to accelerate early stage startups with seed funding, mentorship and exit strategy. He is on the ISACA 50th Anniversary Panel, providing governance and speaking at events for a cybersecurity and IT audit standards-setting organization—with 460,000 engaged individuals in 188 countries and 220 chapters. He is on the Executive Board for Innovate@UCLA, an executive IT organization sponsored by UCLA, and the Marketing Chair for the Southern California, Society of Information Management (www.SCSIM.org). Thomas is also the Director of Corporate Relations for LA Blockchain Lab. He has co-authored the book, Telecommunications Cost Management, published by CRC Press. He has contributed to several ISACA publications including Risks of Customer Relationship Management, a joint book effort with PwC. He earned his BBA in MIS from the University of Texas at Austin. In 2019, Thomas became an adjunct professor teaching IT Auditing and Analytics in the USC Masters in Accounting program.
President, SIM San Diego
Lance Ralls is a hybrid global CIO/CTO who rapidly delivers impact to profit and revenue. He is regularly told he is a rare bilingual executive who can speak both the language of business and technology fluently. Lance’s CIO role at Belkin International supports all global business groups including Belkin’s hardware accessories business, Linksys home networking products, WeMo’s Home Automation IoT business, and the intelligent-connected water solutions division Phyn that debuts at CES 2018.
Lance’s global corporate executive and management experience spans multiple industries and includes tenures during dramatic growth at Belkin International, DIRECTV, Sony, Warner Bros, NBC Universal, Mattel, Cognizant, and PwC.
Lance’s work has successfully impacted millions of customers, thousands of employees, and created multi-million dollars of business growth by his understanding that technology is only 25% of the solution and you must address the remaining 75% by understanding the process and organization impact for maximum impact from your IT organization.
At thirteen, Lance started his first job, changing tires at his father’s tire store. He soon decided he wanted to be the fastest and most effective tire-changer in the shop, which he achieved beating those around him with decades of practice. This is where his love for endless efficiency was born and he follows the same approach when creating solutions that impact customers he serves from consuming tv shows, purchasing electronics/toys, buying movie tickets, or scheduling teams on projects.
Lance also serves as an advisory member on the Economic Development Advisory Council to El Segundo City Council promoting growth and community support in the region. He enjoys and has successfully coached hundreds of kids in soccer and baseball for over 10 years, focusing on the process of play, not the outcome. He has always focused on building character in how to work as a team as well as how to deal with failure which in turn delivers success which has led his teams to winning numerous championships.
Lance holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Brandon Reilly is a privacy and data security attorney and civil litigator in Manatt’s Orange County office. Brandon counsels clients on a wide array of consumer protection and privacy matters, including data privacy and security compliance and procedure and data breach response.
In the incident response area, Brandon assists clients with security incident investigation, containment and mitigation as well as management of data breach responses, and assists impacted entities before and during litigation, regulatory inquiry and government enforcement. In the compliance area, he advises clients to proactively orient their operations to all manner of federal, state and international laws and regulations, including the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA), the Federal Trade Commission Act (FTCA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), the New York Department of Financial Services Cybersecurity Regulation and the California Shine the Light Law, as well as industry-specific standards such as the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).
Also a civil litigator with broad experience in federal and state courts, Brandon has significant experience litigating on behalf of a wide range of businesses, including in banking, mortgage lending and servicing, auto finance, retail and e-commerce, payment card industry, energy, and vehicle manufacturing, and on behalf of sovereign Native American nations. Additionally, Brandon has extensive experience advising financial services companies on regulatory compliance and representing them in government enforcement actions and monitoring.
A thought leader and frequent speaker in the privacy and data security space, Brandon is a Certified Information Privacy Professional for the U.S. Private Sector (CIPP/US) and an active member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). He is currently a chair of the IAPP’s local chapter in Orange County.
Brandon is the coordinator for Manatt’s veterans’ benefits and discharge upgrades pro bono practice, and regularly provides pro bono representation in that area.
George Sheth MBA, FHIMSS
Diligent Partners, LLC
George Sheth is Managing Partner of Diligent Partners, LLC, a retained executive search firm he co-founded in 2009. Previously, he was Executive Director and Healthcare Practice Leader at another retained executive search firm based in Southern California. Prior to that, George was a Strategy Consulting Principal focused on health plan IT strategy consulting within Kaiser Permanente's Information Technology division. Prior to Kaiser Permanente, Mr. Sheth held executive management roles in the national healthcare consulting practices of Capgemini (now Accenture) and IBM / PricewaterhouseCoopers. He started his career in operational management roles at Health Net and Maxicare Health Plans in the 1980s. Besides retained executive search, his areas of expertise include executive coaching, board governance, strategic business planning, business process redesign, new venture and product development, program/project management, and the application of technology to grow businesses and solve strategic and operational issues.
As a volunteer leader many times over, Mr. Sheth currently serves as Member Relations Board Advisor for the Southern California Chapter of Society for Information Management (www.scsim.org), the premier not-for-profit organization of information technology experts, including CIOs, CTOs and emerging IT leaders. Since 2010, he also has been a frequent presenter/panelist at CIO summits across the West Coast for HMG Strategy (www.hmgstrategy.com) for whom Mr. Sheth serves on its Advisory Board. For several years, George served as Board Governance Committee Chair and as a member of the HR Committee on the Board of Directors of the Bob Hope USO (www.BobHopeUSO.org). For over a decade, George served on the HIMSS Southern California Chapter Board, where he served his one-year term as President in 2008-2009. A diehard Trojan, George has served on the University of Southern California (USC) Asian Pacific Alumni Association Board (served as President: 2006-2007), the USC Marshall Alumni Association National Board, the USC Marshall Partners Board, the USC Alumni Association Board of Governors Executive Committee, and the USC Trojan CEO Network Board.
George has a B.A. degree from Occidental College and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Southern California with an executive M.B.A. in International Business.
George has supported numerous clients, including Accenture, AECOM, Amgen, Apria Healthcare, Avasant, BodySync, Blue Shield of California, Caiman Consulting, Cardinal Health / CareFusion, Cedars-Sinai, CIGNA, City of Hope Medical Center, CSC, Health Net, ICANN, Johnson Controls, Kaiser Permanente, L.A. Care Health Plan, Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital, ScrippsHealth, Saban Community Clinic, Southern California Edison, Sutter Health, Trianz, UniHealth America, UnitedHealth Group, WellPoint/Anthem, and Zurich Insurance Group.
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.
Green Dot Corporation
Ninish Ukkan is the CTO at Green Dot Corp, a Fin Tech company. In this role, he runs the Global Engineering and Data teams. He’s also responsible for the company’s migration to the AWS Cloud and building an Enterprise Data Warehouse. He works closely with the company’s Product & Revenue teams teams to build and enhance the company's flagship BaaS (Banking As a Service) product. Green Dot’s technology ecosystem enables cross platform cloud & mobile based banking, mobile payments and eCommerce.
Ninish over his 20 year career has managed Product & Engineering teams at well known brands like eHarmony and Experian. He started his career in Financial Services at GMAC and has grown through the ranks to be a Product & Technology Executive.
Ninish earned his Masters degree in Computer Science from Villanova University.
October 8, 2019, 7:30 AM-5:30 PM
Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking
8:30 AM - 8:50 AM
Welcome and Introduction
Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy
|8:50 AM - 9:20 AM||
HMG Lead, Innovate, Disrupt Tech Talk: Tom Peck, EVP, Chief Information and Digital Officer, Ingram Micro
|9:20 AM - 10:00 AM||
HMG Lead, Innovate, Disrupt Tech Talk: CIO Playbook for Vendor Negotiations
2019 brings a number of alarming trends in the technology industry. Now, more than ever, businesses who rely on technology to run their operations and host their data are faced with unprecedented risk. In many instances, those risks run directly contrary to the customer’s regulatory obligations. In this session, we identify the latest technology contracting trends and discuss various means to better protect your organization.
|10:00 AM - 10:30 AM||
Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners
|10:30 AM - 11:00 AM||
EXECUTIVE BRIEFING: Transformation in a Complex World
Ben Martin, Executive Director & General Manager, Lenovo DCG Professional Services & Xaas, Lenovo
The reality is that it’s a complex and dynamic world for IT leaders, we are in the middle of the 4th Industrial Revolution and the pace of digital transformation is forcing CIOs to change. We and our customers are more connected, disrupted, impatient, and demanding than ever before. Data is expanding exponentially, and this new oil presents both opportunity, and challenge. Thriving in this new economy will be dependent on companies’ ability not just to out disrupt their competitors, but to capture and extract value from the data they collect. Keeping pace with this and the change in operating models needed is both challenging, and critical to remain competitive in today’s rapidly changing IT landscape. CIOs need to be more engaged with the business to deliver breakthrough innovation, and the business needs to reposition their perspective of IT – recognizing it as a strategic asset, and not just an enabler of infrastructure. IT can still beat the odds by being prepared to react fast, by laying the groundwork for optionality, and by choosing their IT transformation partners wisely. Strong leadership with a disruptive attitude is necessary to guide an organization through rapid changes in technology, customer behaviors and business models.
|11:00 AM - 11:25 AM||
Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners
|11:25 AM - 11:30 AM||UCI's BioENGINE Program: Cen Syn
Dr. Ron King, Faculty and Student Innovation Director, UCI and Ayushi Patel, CEO, Cen Syn
11:30 AM - 12:10 PM
EXECUTIVE PANEL: New Technologies - Gaining an Inside Track on the Competition
Michael Keithley, CIO, United Talent Agency
Moderator: Joel Manfredo,CIO, Motion Picture Industry Pension & Health Plans
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.
|12:10 PM - 1:30 PM||
EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: Walter O'Brien, Founder and CEO, Scorpion Computer Services, Inc., interviewed by Joel Manfredo, CIO, Motion Picture Industry Pension & Health Plans
Southern California SIM News - Helen Norris, VP & CIO, Chapman University
|1:30 PM - 2:00 PM||
EXECUTIVE PANEL: Accelerating Your Career Ascent: Crafting Your Personal Brand as a Talent Magnet
Steve Heckler, President and Founder, Steve Heckler Associates
Tony Leng, Managing Director and CIO Practice Leader, Diversified Search
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: Supercharge your Data Science with RPA – Move From Reactive to Prescriptive
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners
3:00 PM - 3:40 PM
EXECUTIVE PANEL: Winter is Coming...again: The Twin Dragons of Data Privacy and Security Compliance
Fares Alraie, CISO, Mattel
Winter is coming…again. The Game of Thrones may have ended, but the twin dragons of data privacy and security compliance are here to stay. In fact, if organizations are not prepared for just one of the dragons—the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) effective in 2020—we may be in for a long winter. CCPA is a game changer for companies doing business in California. Similar to California passing the first data breach notification law in 2002, this law is setting precedents that other states are looking to follow. As IT leaders embrace innovative technologies to deliver a customer-centric experience, they must also address CCPA data privacy requirements—and its onerous fines written in the statute. This panel of leading privacy and security experts will demystify the law and its numerous amendments, and provide some immediate steps you should take to prepare for January 1, 2020.
3:40 PM - 3:50 PM
3:50 PM - 4:30 PM
EXECUTIVE PANEL: Driving the Digital Roadmap to a Customer-Centric Enterprise
Gerry Egan, VP & CTO, Ingram Micro
Lance Ralls, CIO, Belkin International
Moderator: Tony Leng, Managing Director and CIO Practice Leader, 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 (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 https://www.lenovo.com, follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Weibo and read about the latest news via our StoryHub.http://www.lenovo.com/
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/
CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company enabling millions of customers to transform their businesses and their lives through innovative technology solutions. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, Big Data analytics and IT consulting, and operates more than 55 data centers in North America, Europe and Asia. The company provides broadband, voice, video, data and managed services over a robust 250,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 300,000-route-mile international transport network.http://www.centurylink.com
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) connects the world’s leading businesses to their customers, employees and partners inside the most interconnected data centers. Equinix houses over 1,800+ network service providers; 2,900+ cloud service providers; 750+ content/digital media providers; and over 2,980+ enterprises – creating a global interconnection platform that physically and virtually interconnects its 200 data centers globally. Equinix enables customers to reach everywhere, interconnect everyone, and integrate everything, using an on-demand, dynamic, and scalable Interconnection Orientated Architecture ™. When customers choose Equinix as their digital business partner, the roadmap is simple: build here, and go anywhere.http://www.equinix.com/
Info-Tech Research Group was established in 1997 and is currently the world’s fastest growing and most innovative information technology research and advisory company, proudly serving over 35,000 IT professionals. We produce unbiased and highly relevant IT research to help CIOs and IT leaders make strategic, timely, and well informed decisions. Focused on providing practical research solutions to help IT professionals implement key projects and build core processes we partner closely with IT teams to provide everything they need from actionable tools to analyst guidance. Info Tech helps CIOs and their teams drive measurable results and enhanced decision making through our data driven approach evolving the value of IT to their organization.
RingCentral, Inc. (NYSE: RNG) is a leading provider of business cloud communications and contact center solutions based on its powerful Message Video Phone™ (MVP™) global platform. More flexible and cost effective than legacy on-premises PBX and video conferencing systems that it replaces, RingCentral empowers modern mobile and distributed workforces to communicate, collaborate, and connect via any mode, any device, and any location. RingCentral offers three key products in its portfolio including RingCentral MVP™, a Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) platform including team messaging, video meetings, and cloud phone system; RingCentral Video™, the company's video meetings solution with team messaging that enables Smart Video Meetings™; and RingCentral cloud Contact Center solutions. RingCentral’s open platform integrates with leading third-party business applications and enables customers to easily customize business workflows. RingCentral is headquartered in Belmont, California, and has offices around the world.https://www.ringcentral.com/
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.www.judge.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/
Founded in 1982, Winthrop Resources, a wholly-owned subsidiary of TCF Bank (NYSE: TCF), provides financial solutions that make how you pay for, and use, technology a competitive differentiator for your business. Today we continue to focus on leasing technology and equipment from all manufacturers, vendors and Value-Added Resellers to businesses across a broad range spectrum of industries.https://www.winthropresources.com/
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/
Delphix’s mission is to empower businesses to accelerate innovation through data. In a world where every company is becoming a data company, the Delphix Dynamic Data Platform gives teams self-service access to secure, personal data environments to fuel application development, analytics, and AI while also minimizing data risk.www.delphix.com
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 www.ivanti.com and follow us at @GoIvanti.https://www.ivanti.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
WITI (Women in Technology International) is committed to empowering innovators, inspiring future generations and building inclusive cultures, worldwide. WITI is redefining the way women and men collaborate to drive innovation and business growth and is helping corporate partners create and foster gender inclusive cultures. A leading authority of women in technology and business, WITI has been advocating and recognizing women's contributions in the industry for more than 30 years. The organization delivers leading edge programs and platforms for individuals and companies -- designed to empower professionals, boost competitiveness and cultivate partnerships, globally. WITI's ecosystem includes more than three million professionals, 60 networks and 300 partners, worldwide. To learn more, please visit witi.com.https://witi.com/
The Southern California Chapter of the Society for Information Management (SCSIM) is a chapter within the Society for Information Management (SIM), a prestigious professional association of executives, academics, and consultants in the information management field. Chapters of SIM are geographically based. SCSIM represents Southern California and is one of approximately 30 chapters of SIM worldwide. SCSIM conducts a number of important services for its members, including coordinating with SIM International regarding worldwide issues of vital interest to all SIM members, and offering local Southern California focused services to SCSIM members such as quarterly events hosted in Southern California, CIO roundtable's, new member orientation, member directory, community service activities, and so on.https://chapter.simnet.org/southerncalifornia/home
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