Past Summits

2019 Seattle CIO Executive Leadership Summit

W Seattle, Seattle, WA

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 Seattle CIO Executive Leadership Summit.

  • Saad Ayub
    Zones, Inc.

    Senior technology executive who leverages emerging and digital technologies to transform organizations, formulate new business models, and facilitate enterprise growth. Business technology strategist with a reputation for driving innovation, developing new revenue opportunities, streamlining IT platforms, and decreasing costs and time-to-market.

    Saad has a wide range of experience that includes applied research, management consulting, and leading technology organizations. Currently he is working as Chief Digital Officer where he is responsible for developing overall digital strategy and driving enterprise-wide transformation of Zones’ business model and service offerings. Previously his consulting work focused on IT and digital strategy, new product development, and supporting private equity firms on technology related aspects of their portfolio companies. His technology leadership roles include, Global CIO at Scholastic and divisional CIO at Aetna and The Hartford. He has worked as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company where he worked with clients on technology strategy and transformation of IT organizations. Additionally, he worked as a research scientist and product developer in the field of Artificial Intelligence at GE Corporate Research & Development and GTE Labs.

    Saad has published numerous papers in the field of Artificial Intelligence. He has been a speaker on a number of IT leadership topics at various conferences. Saad has been named one of the Premier 100 IT Leaders by Computerworld magazine. He has a BSc in Computer Engineering from METU, Ankara, Turkey, a PhD in Computer Science and an MBA from RPI, Troy, NY.

  • Ann Goldman
    Executive Director, Analytics and Digital Strategy
    MultiCare Health System

    Ann enjoys leading a team of technologists that is dedicated to finding opportunities that add value to the work of internal customers.  Prior to Multicare, she was Sr. Director, Product Management and Advanced Analytics at Providence St Joseph, where she was responsible for the internal business intelligence strategy, ideation, definition and development of best-in-class technological solutions.  Ann graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. She received her Masters in Public Health from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1997.

  • John Iannarelli
    Former FBI Special Agent and Senior Executive Advisor

    John G. Iannarelli recently retired from the FBI after more than 20 years of service, during which he was a member of the SWAT Team and participated in the investigations of the Oklahoma City Bombing, the 9/11 attack, and the Congresswoman Gabriel Giffords shooting.  John previously served at FBI Headquarters as their national spokesperson and on the Cyber Division Executive staff.  In Phoenix, John was the Cyber squad supervisor before promotion to Assistant Special Agent in Charge, the number two position overseeing all Criminal, Cyber, and Counter Intelligence investigations throughout Arizona.  John has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Computer Science for his contributions to the field of cyber investigations.

    John is the author of several other books, to include Why Teens Fail and What to Fix, a parents’ guide to protecting their children from Internet predators and other dangers, and Information Governance Security, how businesses can protect their sensitive data from loss or compromise.  His recently released How to Stop A Terrorist, is a guide for the average person to recognize and help prevent terrorism. John is a highly sought after speaker and has presented to Fortune 500 companies, domestic and international audiences, the United Nations, and the Vatican where he met personally with Pope Francis to discuss the evolution of cyber crime.

    A former San Diego Police Officer and a graduate of the University of San Diego School of Law, to include studies of international criminal and civil law at Oxford, England, John is also an attorney admitted to the practice of law in California, Maryland and the District of Columbia. He is currently a private consultant, whose clients have included the both the FBI and a national professional sports league.

  • Edmund Jones
    Information Security Officer
    The Boeing Company

    A cyber security senior leader with deep skills in large scale architecture and development. Ensuring Information Security addresses business and cyber security requirements by defining the strategies, goals, and tactics for the enterprise. Responsible for ensuring project's cyber security controls and processes are increasing business value. Founded and led teams in Application, Cloud, and Mobile Security. Leader of the National Defense Information Sharing and Analysis Center (NDISAC) Mobile Security Working Group.

    Authored Information Security strategies for Authentication, Secure Software Design and Development, Authorization, Risk Management, and Application Security Protection.  These strategic plans for IS are utilized for security control gap analysis, long range business planning, and budgeting.

    Lead security officer for development of Android, iOS, and factory floor networks. Securing authentication, email capabilities, firewall, reverse proxies, network enclaves, and PKI.  Authored security requirements and design of highly-advanced architecture, data and information management systems and components. Holds a patent in threat modeling and a invention disclosures in information security.

    Chief security architect for critical security systems. Created and deployed architectural security review processes for use within companies. Authored the enterprise process for external cloud computing hosting systems in IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS. Created architectural templates for Federation, SAML, OAuth, and RSA Secure token (OATH). Process reviews export control licensing (ITAR/EAR), enterprise architecture, infrastructure, intellectual property, SOX, and PII.

    Holds a master degree in software engineering, authored the ISC2 CSSLP courseware, content reviewer for the CISSP courseware, spoken at RSA Security Conferences, and has been a teacher at several SANS Security events.

  • Geng Lin
    CTO & EVP
    F5 Networks

  • Ben Martin
    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.

  • Michael McKiernan
    Director Finance Technology


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

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

  • Harry Moseley
    Former Global CIO

    Harry D. Moseley brought to Zoom a blend of transformational leadership, disruptive innovation, and corporate growth strategies. As the former CIO & Managing Director for KPMG, Harry was responsible for technology and innovation to support the firm's competitive growth. Over five years he identified and replaced legacy technology to dramatically improve productivity, security, and reliability. Before joining KPMG, Harry served as CIO & Senior Managing Director - Partner for Blackstone, where he led the company's transformation to the world's best digital alternative asset manager. Prior to Blackstone, Harry was a Managing Director for Credit Suisse, where he served as the CIO of Global Investment Banking, and Global Co-Head of Application Development / Co-CIO of the firm. Before Credit Suisse, Harry served as CTO & Managing Director for UBS Americas.

    Harry was inducted into CIO Magazine's Hall of Fame, recognized as one of the world's top 100 CIOs by Computerworld, and honored by Irish Magazine as one of its Annual Wall Street 50. Harry is an Advisory Board Member of the New York Center for Dental Restorative Services, a Board Member of Rewards Network, a member of the Advisory Board of the New York City Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and a sponsor of nPower. He is a former Board Member of Bi-Sam (since acquired by Factset), a former Advisor to Aquiline Capital Partners, and a former Board Member of iLevel Solutions (since acquired by Ipreo). He also led Blackstone's investment in Watchdox (since acquired by Blackberry).

  • Hunter Muller
    Founder & 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 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

    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.

  • Brian Petit
    Principal Solutions Architect

  • Ram Shanmugam
    Co-founder and CEO

    Ram Shanmugam is the founder and CEO of AutonomIQ, an AI-based low-code automation platform. Previously Ram was the co-founder, CEO and President of appOrbit and has held technology and product leadership roles at technology companies such as Cisco, HP, and SunGard. In addition to his professional experience, Ram is an active IEEE contributor in area of AI and machine learning research and recognized as a technology pioneer by the World Economic Forum.

  • Parag Shrivastava
    Sr. Director, Enterprise Architecture
    McKesson Corporation

    Parag is a data architecture and products leader at McKesson, and he leads team across McKesson North America. He has executed key initiatives at McKesson including data analytics for Joint Venture between McKesson and Walmart, M&A analytics for McKesson’s large acquisition in Europe, and the customer 360 for sales and marketing. Prior to McKesson, Parag was a Manager at Deloitte Consulting, primarily focused on data and technology strategy and transformation at large Healthcare provider, payor, and medical device companies. Parag holds an MBA from Cornell University, and a bachelor’s degree in engineering.

  • Patrick Steele
    Chair, CIO Advisory Board
    Blumberg Capital

    Patrick Steele retired at the end of 2014 as the Executive Vice President and CIO for Delta Dental of California and a member of the Senior Executive Management Team. Delta Dental is a $9 billion enterprise and one of the largest dental benefit administrators in the nation.

    Mr. Steele currently chairs a CIO Advisory Board for Blumberg Capital, an early stage venture firm, and is active in the evaluation of new companies for the firm to invest in.

    Mr. Steele has 47 years of experience in healthcare, insurance, corporate retail, wholesale, supply chain, merchandising, information technology (IT), profit & loss, and worldwide retail exchange functions.

    Prior to joining Delta Dental, he was involved in consulting and business development, and was active in establishing several technology companies that serve the retail sector.

    As a former member of the executive management team for a $37 billion retailer, Mr. Steele led numerous strategic projects, inclusive of both large and small mergers and acquisitions.

    Mr. Steele sits on the Advisory Board for a Venture Capital firm and is active in the evaluation of new companies for the firm to invest in.

    Mr. Steele is also a Board Member of Dignity Health, a large multi-state healthcare delivery company based in San Francisco.

    Mr. Steele holds a BA in Business Administration and a BS in Mathematics, both from the University in Washington.

    He has been active in numerous civic organizations.

  • Chip Suttles
    VP Technology
    Seattle Seahawks

    Chip Suttles begins his eighth season with the Seahawks as Vice President of Technology. He is the voice in guiding the values and mission for the technology needs of the Seahawks and First & Goal Inc. He is responsible for aligning technology vision with the overall business strategy of the organization and increasing the performance of the organization by modernizing technology to improve the customer experience and drive increased revenue. His areas of focus include maintaining and optimizing the IT infrastructure, modernization of stadium technology, supporting player performance analytics, and enhancing the organizations’ mobile applications. Suttles joined the Seahawks after working most recently for the Vancouver Canucks in 2010-11 as Director of Technology. Prior to his two seasons with the Canucks, Suttles worked as the Director of Broadcast Integration for the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC). Working with VANOC marked Suttles’ fourth time participating in the Olympic Games; he had previously served in various technology roles in support of the Olympic Games in Torino, Salt Lake City and Atlanta. Suttles and his wife, Lauren, have two sons and a daughter. He enjoys participating in a variety of recreational sports and co founded and actively serves on the board of directors for his community’s local youth football ­organization.

    Chip also serves on:

    Steering Committee member for the Sport Entertainment in Alliance with Technology (SEAT)
    Customer Advisor Board for the Extreme Networks
    Member of the CenturyLink advisory Customer Advisory Group
    Member of the Technical Advisory Committee for the NFL Technology Department
    Project Management Institute (PMI Member since 1996’)  PMP Certified 1999

    Louisburg College 1987-89, Associate in Arts (AA)

    Virginia Commonwealth University, 1991-1993 Bachelor of Science

  • J.R. Tietsort

  • Dan Turchin
    Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer

    Co-Founder and early Artificial Intelligence (AI) pioneer Dan Turchin founded Astound in 2016 to automate the lifecycle of service requests and define the future of work. His solution was to bring the power of AI to global service organizations to eliminate the frustration of the help desk and automate the resolution of routine support issues like password resets, application configuration and network outages. Now, some of the world’s most respected organizations rely on Astound to help reduce call volume, MTTR, and support costs while improving employee satisfaction. Prior to Astound, Dan was vice president of product at DevOps leader BigPanda, chief product officer at security analytics company AccelOps (now Fortinet), and a senior director of product strategy at ServiceNow. In 2000, Dan co-founded mobile enterprise machine learning company Aeroprise and served as CEO until it was acquired in 2010 by BMC Software. He was also a founding board member at Rhomobile prior to its acquisition by Motorola. Dan is passionate about building great teams that build great products that solve hard problems that change lives. He's a big fan of Orwell, Dr. Seuss, youth soccer, adventure sports, and Tynker. Dan has BS and BA degrees from Stanford University. 

  • Rand Wacker
    VP Industry Solutions

    Rand Wacker is VP Industry Solutions at Box.  Before this role, Rand led Enterprise product management at Box for three years, building many of their advanced collaboration, content management, and security capabilities.  Prior to Box, Rand held product management, marketing, and engineering roles at Cisco, IronPort, Amazon, and others.  Rand has a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley and an MBA from the Haas School of Business, also at Berkeley, and sits on the Board of Directors for AIIM International.


November 12, 2019, 7:30 AM-5:30 PM
W Seattle

7:30 AM - 8:40 AM        

Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking

8:40 AM - 9:00 AM  

Welcome and Introduction

Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy

9:00 AM - 9:20 AM

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW:  Lessons Learned from a Legendary CIO

Hunter Muller will interview Patrick Steele, former EVP & CIO of Delta Dental of CA and now Chair CIO Advisory Board at Blumberg Capital, where he will share the timeless leadership behaviors and lessons learned through his career journey. He will also share what CIOs should be doing to build their networks, beliefs, team building and partnership skills required to drive digital transformation successfully. 

9:20 AM - 9:50 AM

EXECUTIVE BRIEFING via ZOOM: Communications and Collaboration

Harry Moseley, CIO, Zoom 

Today's high growth companies are changing the way they communicate, collaborate and get work done. Join this exclusive interview to understand why companies are throwing out traditional video conferencing services and adopting Zoom, the fastest growing app for enterprise. Harry will share his views on the future of work, video communications, team collaboration, office design, and how AI will be adopted to make meeting over video even better than meeting in person. Harry will also discuss Zoom's unique company culture of caring, building trust, and focusing on customer happiness and how this drives innovation and speed.

9:50 AM - 10:20 AM Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

10:20 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Michael McKiernan, Director Finance Technology, Amazon

Brian Petit, Principal Solutions Architect, Equinix

Ram Shanmugam
 Co-founder and CEO, AutonomIQ

Parag Shrivastava
, Senior Director, Enterprise Data Architecture, McKesson Technology 

Moderator:  Patrick Steele, Chair, CIO Advisory Board, Blumberg Capital

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 NOON

EXECUTIVE BRIEFING:  How AI is Driving Digital Transformation and Improving Operational Efficiencies

Dan Turchin, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer, Astound

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Luncheon

HMG Lead, Reimagine, Reinvent Interview:  Present and Real Threats to Enterprise Security

Join Hunter Muller as he interviews John Iannarelli, Former FBI Special Agent, for an off the record discussion around current cyber threats that all technology executives should be aware of.

1:00PM - 1:30 PM

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.

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

2:00 PM - 2:20 PM Lead, Reimagine Reinvent Interview:  J.R. Tietsort, CISO, Darktrace interviewed by Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy

2:20 PM - 3:00 PM

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Enabling Innovation in the Secure Enterprise  

Edmund Jones, Technical Fellow Cybersecurity, Aerospace Industry

Chip Suttles,
VP Technology, Seattle Seahawks

J.R. Tietsort, CISO, Darktrace

Rand Wacker
, VP Industry Solutions, Box

Moderator:  John Iannarelli, Former FBI Special Agent and Senior Executive Advisor, FBI

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.

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

3:30 PM - 4:10 PM

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

Saad Ayub, Chief Digital Officer, Zones, Inc.

Ann Goldman, Executive Director, Analytics and Digital Strategy, MultiCare Health System

Geng Lin, CTO and EVP, F5 Networks

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

Moderator:  Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy

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

4:10 PM - 5:30 PM

Raffle Prizes and Executive Networking Reception

Presenting Partners

  • Astound

    Astound is an enterprise software company that develops an AI platform for employee service. The Astound AI platform uses machine learning and natural language processing to automate IT and HR service and support. Astound is the only company to automate the entire lifecycle of service requests, reducing resolution time and improving work life. Astound has partnered with leading workflow platform providers like ServiceNow and Atlassian, plus managed service providers to deliver deep integrations with IT service management, HR case management, knowledge management, Customer Service Management (CSM), and social collaboration solutions.
  • Darktrace

    Darktrace is the world’s leading cyber AI company and the creator of Autonomous Response technology. Its self-learning AI is modeled on the human immune system and used by over 4,500 organizations to protect against threats to the cloud, email, IoT, networks and industrial systems. The company has over 1,500 employees and headquarters in San Francisco and Cambridge, UK. Every 3 seconds, Darktrace AI fights back against a cyber-threat, preventing it from causing damage.
  • 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.
  • Zoom

    Zoom is the leader in modern enterprise video communications, with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, chat, and webinars across mobile, desktop, and room systems. Zoom Rooms is the original software-based conference room solution used around the world in board, conference, huddle, and training rooms, as well as executive offices and classrooms. Founded in 2011, Zoom helps businesses and organizations bring their teams together in a frictionless environment to get more done.

Platinum Partners

  • AutonomIQ

    AutonomIQ is a cloud platform that enables product and IT teams to autonomously test, release and deploy software, thereby increasing velocity of software releases without compromising quality. With pre-built integrations to common web applications and SaaS providers, customers can instantly create test cases, generate test scripts and test data, and execute tests. Using deep-learning and AI algorithms, AutonomIQ detects changes, enables self-healing for test assets and provides advanced diagnostics. In real world situations, AutonomIQ has been shown to provide over ~50% improvement in speed and quality compared to existing tools and techniques.
  • Box

    Box (NYSE:BOX) is the Cloud Content Management company that empowers enterprises to revolutionize how they work by securely connecting their people, information and applications. Founded in 2005, Box powers more than 71,000 businesses globally, including AstraZeneca, General Electric, P&G, and The GAP. Box is headquartered in Redwood City, CA, with offices across the United States, Europe and Asia.
  • Equinix

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

Gold Partners

  • Citrix Systems, Inc.

    Citrix helps organizations deliver a consistent and secure work experience no matter where work needs to get done—in the office, at home, or in the field. Our digital workspace solutions give each employee the resources and space they need to do their very best work. And our platform brings user experience, IT flexibility and security together to foster innovation, resilience and business continuity — all while removing the limits of geography, devices, networks and even clouds to deliver a better employee experience.
  • Info-Tech Research Group

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

  • OutSystems

    OutSystems is a modern application platform enabling organizations to build applications fast, right and for the future. Every aspect of OutSystems is designed from the ground up to help professional developers build complete, compelling software solutions faster than ever before. Helping customers tackle challenges such as legacy modernization, process automation, and workplace innovation to customer experience transformation, OutSystems ensures solutions are secure, resilient, cloud-ready, and built to scale. More than anything, what sets OutSystems apart is its ability to enable applications to adapt to the changing needs of even the most dynamic business and to ensure that all developers have access to the newest, most innovative technologies.
  • Singtel

    Singtel is Asia's leading communications technology group, providing a portfolio of services from next-generation communication, technology services to infotainment to both consumers and businesses. For consumers, Singtel delivers a complete and integrated suite of services, including mobile, broadband and TV. For businesses, Singtel offers a complementary array of workforce mobility solutions, data hosting, cloud, network infrastructure, 5G, IoT analytics and cyber-security capabilities. The Group has presence in Asia, Australia and Africa and reaches over 710 million mobile customers in 21 countries. Its infrastructure and technology services for businesses span 21 countries, with more than 428 direct points of presence in 362 cities.
  • 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

  • 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.
  • Productiv

    Productiv is the data-driven, enterprise SaaS management platform for the modern CIO. Companies like Fox, Uber and Zoom use Productiv to create a system of record for their SaaS portfolios with the most detailed view into how software is actually used. With robust data and insights, IT is able to unlock new transformational change for their organizations while more efficiently executing on day-to-day operations. Founded in 2018 and backed by Accel, IVP and Norwest Venture Partners, we are on a journey to transform how you think about SaaS and the impact it can have on your organization.

Trailblazer Partners

  • Winthrop Resources

    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.

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).

W Seattle

1112 4th Ave.
Seattle, WA

Room rate is $219/night. This rate expires on October 11th, 2019.

To book a room, please call 1-206-264-6000 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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