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2020 HMG Live! Atlanta CIO Executive Leadership Summit

Learning from the Past and Present to Reshape the Future Business 

The global pandemic has created unthinkable circumstances for business and for society. But one constant as we work through the business challenges spawned by this international crisis is the empathetic leadership that technology executives are demonstrating to their teams to help keep them safe, secure and engaged. The key for CIOs, CISOs and other technology executives to drive success for their companies is to draw from their past and current experiences in the current crisis and to apply a fresh mindset in leading the business forward into a brighter future with courage and compassion.

In this Digital Summit, top technology executives will share their advice on the roles that CIOs and tech leaders can play in driving innovation, reshaping the business and fashioning the future of work.

You’ll also discover:

  • Successful approaches to leading authentically to strengthen employee engagement and motivation
  • Recommendations for driving innovation and business transformation with the C-suite
  • The challenges posed by a hybrid workforce model, along with fresh ideas on how to address them
  • How to keep employees inspired and feeling safe and secure to deliver positive business outcomes


"As an attendee of the HMG Virtual Summit I enjoyed the fact that it was fast moving, insightful and presented a variety of speakers, both local and non-local. The duration was just right and did not require tying up an entire day. I thought the content and format was absolutely terrific!"

John Phillips, President, Briggs Homecare and CIO Emeritus, Briggs Healthcare


  • Gary Brantley
    CIO
    City of Atlanta

    Gary Brantley is an innovative technology strategist renowned for his financial acumen and expertise in cultivating productive collaborations. He brings more than 20 years of experience in the technology sector, in addition to 17 years of leadership, to the City of Atlanta as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Department of Atlanta Information Management (AIM).

    Before joining AIM, Gary was the CIO for the DeKalb County School District, the third largest school district in Georgia. While he was there, Gary spearheaded the district’s largest technology overhaul, Digital Dreamers, which included the distribution of over 70,000 desktop computers and laptops to teachers as well as students.

    Gary began his career with IBM before becoming the Regional Operations Director for MCIWorldCom. There he continued to have an impact on technology and took that expertise to the Ohio State Department as the Director of Technology. He later became CIO for the Lorain City School District, which is one of the largest urban school districts in Ohio.

    Gary’s admirable professionalism and unyielding dedication have earned him numerous awards and accolades.  Gary was named as one of the Top 30 Technologists, Transformers and Trailblazers by the Center for Digital Education in 2015, ComputerWorld’s Premier Top 100 Technology Leaders for 2017 and awarded the Making IT Happen award from the International Society for Technology in Education. Gary was a finalist for the 2018 Georgia CIO Leadership Association’s CIO of the Year Award.

  • Brian Brockway
    VP, CTO
    Commvault

    Since 2015, Brian Brockway has been driving Commvault’s technology strategy, product innovation and integration expansion across the partner ecosystem. He has served in a variety of product management and marketing roles at Commvault, which he joined after working as a strategic consultant at Gartner and an equities analyst at Schwab Soundview Capital Markets. He holds an MBA degree from NYU Stern and an Aerospace Engineering Bachelor of Science degree from SUNY Buffalo, and served in the U.S. Navy Reserves. After years of working to spot global market shifts and acting as his family’s technology guru, he’s challenged daily by his daughters’ mastery of emerging (social) media platforms. He’s called MacGyver by his neighbors for his problem-solving skills and fondness for spy novels, and dreams of joining a surfer band when he’s not finding innovative solutions for customers.

  • Joseph Dyer
    Chief Information Security Officer
    ICF International

    Joseph Dyer is Chief Information Security Officer with ICF.  ICF is a global company that provides professional services, technology solutions, digital strategies and policy consulting solving complex challenges in areas critical to energy, environmental, infrastructure, health, social programs, public safety, social media, cybersecurity and defense.  ICF has more than 5,500 employees that service government and commercial clients from more than 70 offices worldwide. Mr. Dyer directs ICF’s corporate global cyber security program.  Mr. Dyer has over 30 years of information technology experience with over 15 years of information security involvement.  

    Mr. Dyer has implemented various information security strategies to align organization operations with industry standards and regulatory compliance, directed security and risk assessments, conducted forensics analysis, deployed enterprise wide security prevention safeguards, and succeeded in deploying effective incident response measures.

    Mr. Dyer holds a BS degree in Information Systems and maintains several industry certifications including Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Chief Information Security Officer (C|CISO), Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC), Certified Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHIF), and Certified Computer Forensic Examiner (CCFE).

  • Jay Ferro
    CIO
    Quikrete

    Jay Ferro is the Chief Information Officer for Quikrete, the largest manufacturer of packaged concrete in the United States. Previously, he served as CIO for a number of other companies including Earthlink, the American Cancer Society and AIG.

    Known as a thought leader in the information technology arena, Ferro is a frequent guest speaker and panelist, both in Atlanta and nationwide. In recognition of his accomplishments, Ferro was selected as as one of ComputerWorld’s 2015 100 IT Leaders, as well as Georgia CIO of the Year in 2011, and is currently serving as chair for the Georgia CIO Leadership Association. Ferro was also selected to join Leadership Atlanta’s Class of 2015 and participate in a rigorous year-long leadership development program alongside other prominent Atlanta leaders. His commitment and dedication to community involvement is evidenced by the time and energy he contributes. In addition to his work with Priscilla’s Promise, in 2011, he was elected to the board of directors for TechBridge, an Atlanta-based nonprofit organization that helps other nonprofits use technology to improve their capability to serve the community.

    Ferro earned both his BA in political science and his MBA from the University of Georgia. He continues to be involved with his alma mater, both as a mentor for young alumni and as a member of the alumni board of directors for the Terry College of Business. Ferro lives in the metro Atlanta area with his three sons.

  • Marcus Fowler
    Director of Strategic Threat
    Darktrace

    Marcus Fowler spent 15 years at the Central Intelligence Agency developing global cyber operations and technical strategies, until joining Darktrace in 2019. He has lead cyber efforts with various US Intelligence Community elements and global partners, and has extensive experience advising senior leaders on cyber operations. He is recognized as a leader in developing and deploying innovative cyber solutions. Prior to serving at the CIA, Marcus was an officer in the United States Marine Corps. Marcus has an engineering degree from the United States Naval Academy and a Masters' Degree in International Security Studies from The Fletcher School. He also completed Harvard Business School's Executive Education Advanced Management Program.

  • Joe Gross
    President
    CIO Partners

    As president of CIO Partners, Joe Gross leads the practice development organization and the strategic implementation and execution of recruitment best practices for the firm's client partners. Previously, Joe served as COO for the firm while effectively managing, improving, and scaling all company operations.

    Prior to joining CIO Partners in 2015, Joe was the southeast U.S. regional sales leader for Recall Information Management, a $2B global leader in document management and digital solutions, secure destruction, and data protection. There, Joe and his team were annually recognized as President's Club recipients. During his six-year tenure at Recall, Joe also served as staffing manager for North America. From 2002 to 2010, Joe held multiple leadership roles with HRworks, an executive search and recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) firm, where he was instrumental in the development and execution of a flexible, scalable recruitment solution that served a diversified $1M-$50B client base. Joe began his career in the technology sector as a technical recruiter and progressed quickly into an account executive and branch manager for an IT consulting firm with a national reach.

    Joe regularly volunteers his time with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Atlanta, the Hopewell Youth Association, and the Alpharetta Youth Basketball Association.

  • Shaun Hunt
    CIO
    McKenney's, Inc.

    Shaun Hunt manages the Technology group at McKenney’s, covering everything from mobility to Robotic Process Automation. Shaun is an early adopter and thought leader for the emerging Automation First movement. He holds a Master of Organizational Leadership from Southern NH University. Shaun launched his technology career in consulting at Accenture followed by Deloitte Consulting, before holding senior technology positions in financial services and non-profits. Shaun is passionate about creating efficient and effective systems by leveraging emerging technologies that enable clear business value.

  • Jason James
    CIO
    Net Health

    Jason James serves as Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Net Health, which recently acquired Optima Healthcare Solutions, and leads the development and transformation of all IT applications, infrastructure, security, DevOps, support and operations. Jason has over twenty years of experience transforming and modernizing IT organizations to ensure the highest level of performance and business alignment. In 2017, Jason was named “20 must-follow CIOs on Twitter” by The Enterprisers Project.  Prior to joining Optima, he directed IT for several fast-growth technology companies including EarthLink, PRGX, and Servigistics.  Jason is a frequent contributor to thought leadership publications like CIO.com and The Enterprisers Project.  In addition to various technical certifications, he holds a bachelor's of science degree from Oregon State University and a master’s degree in Applied Information Management from the University of Oregon.

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

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

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

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

  • Rockford Lhotka
    CTO
    Magenic

    Rockford Lhotka is CTO at Magenic and is the creator of the open source CSLA .NET development framework. He is the author of numerous books, and regularly speaks at major conferences around the world. Rockford is a member of the Microsoft Regional Director and MVP programs. Magenic (www.magenic.com) helps you deliver your digital products to market faster.

  • Jackie McKinley
    VP NA Field Sales
    Dell

    Jackie Mckinley is an accomplished and innovative leader with over 25 years in Information Technology, with Dell Technologies, IBM and Honeywell, leading global teams, commercial, healthcare, K-12, higher education and public sector teams.  Focused on helping customers transform their businesses and helping employees transform their lives.

    Recognized for her sales leadership and driving strategy across vertical solutions to anticipate how market and competitive factors will influence the selling of Dell Technologies solutions to solve customer’s business challenges. She develops executive relationships and delivers mission critical results and is known for recruiting, coaching, developing and retaining a very diverse workforce.  A proven servant leader that believes in putting people first and the profits will follow.

    She is currently the Vice President for Dell Technologies North America Field Sales leading the efforts with a variety of business units, on the prioritization, allocation and distribution of thousands of computers for healthcare workers/first responders due to the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. 

    Her current responsibilities include developing and operationalizing curriculum certification programs to target Minority Serving Institutions to achieve Dell’s 2030 Moonshot and Diversity and Inclusion goals of 50% Women and 25% African American and Hispanic employees. Identify needs/gaps, develop strategies, build collaboration with business units to increase attainment of annual diversity and inclusion objectives.

    She was the Vice President of Sales for Dell Technologies for the Southeast Region for 2 years. She led a team of 7 Regional Sales Directors and 80 account executives and was responsible for thousands of commercial, state, local government, healthcare and education customers across 7 southeastern states managing a $1.5B business.

    She was responsible for a multi- billion business that provides transformative IT solutions for customers with Servers, PCs, Storage, Networking, Virtualization, Cloud Security, IT Support and Consulting Services and Financing options. Jackie was the first African American VP of Sales for Dell Technologies.

    Prior to her current role, Jackie led a global sales team that supported many of the top fortune 100 companies. She was responsible for establishing sales targets and developed go to market strategies to support global customers. She developed, mentored, and supported sales executives to achieve one of the highest performing regions in FY’18 with over 30% year over year growth in her business. Jackie was the first African American Global Director Sales for Dell Technologies.

    She began her career at Dell in 2004. Prior to Dell, Jackie was a Business Development Executive at IBM and held various sales and leadership positions over her 17-year career with IBM.

    Jackie was a Sr. National Account Manager with Honeywell for several years and managed Global accounts such as Delta Airlines and United Technologies/Pratt and Whitney.  Jackie was the first African American Sr. National Account Manager for Honeywell. She led her teams to two consecutive Delta Airlines Supplier of the Year Awards.

    She was featured as one of the Most Influential Women in Corporate America in 2019 by Savoy Magazine and a 2019 Living Legend Honoree. Selected by Dell Technologies to be on the podium for closing bell of the New York Stock Exchange for International Women’s Day on March 9th, 2019. Was a 2018 Women in Technology nominee and a 2018 MogulCon Honoree.

    Selected to be a speaker at the Diversity Magazine Women’s conference in 2017; Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit speaker in 2018 and 2019; Advancing Women in Technology 2020 conference speaker.

    She volunteers with various organizations such as Tabitha’s House, Atlanta Community Food Bank and local schools for back to school initiatives.

    Jackie is a graduate of East Carolina University School of Marketing and Management in North Carolina.

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/jackie-mckinley-b218478/

  • Hunter Muller
    President & CEO
    HMG Strategy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Serena Sacks
    General Manager Customer Success – US Education
    Microsoft

    Internationally recognized technology and business leader focusing on enabling every student to find their gifts and talents. For over 30 years, Ms. Sacks-Mandel has helped corporations, non-profits, and public sector organizations fulfill their missions through effective leadership, process excellence, and strategy focused execution. She is currently the leader for the US Education Customer Success team at Microsoft.

    Ms. Sacks Recently won international recognition as one of the top 100 visionaries in education. Earlier this year, her team earned a CIO 100 award for data analytics used to turn around failing students and schools. In 2019 the Global Women in Technology Association named her as the “Woman of the Year”. The Georgia CIO Leadership Association named Ms. Sacks “CIO of the Year” in 2017 for the Non-Profit sector and she was named the 2015 “Woman of the Year” for the Georgia Women in Technology organization. On a personal note, Ms. Sacks is a recent cancer survivor, founding Board Member of the Computer Museum of America, and the proud mother of three wonderful college age daughters.

    Her prior experience includes 10 years at IBM in the Financial Services Sector, over five years at Walt Disney world and technology leadership at several other Fortune 100 organizations.

    Ms. Sacks earned her B.A. and M.S. at Stony Brook University and holds certifications in Enterprise IT Governance (ISACA), Six Sigma, and Project Management (PMI).

  • Gary Sorrentino
    Global Deputy CIO
    Zoom

    Gary Sorrentino currently serves as Global Deputy CIO for Zoom Video Communications. A former Managing Director for J.P. Morgan Asset & Wealth Management, Gary was the Global Head of Client Cyber Awareness and Education.  For over 12 years, Gary was the Chief Technology Officer for J.P. Morgan AWM’s global technology infrastructure initiatives, where he managed its Data Privacy program and was responsible for Infrastructure, Application and End User Technology Production Support. In 2014, he assumed a new role as the lead for their Cybersecurity efforts and developed a firm wide “Protect the Client” Cyber program designed to raise cybersecurity awareness among employees and clients.  With almost 40 years of experience in Information Technology, Gary has served in various other IT leadership positions in firms across the financial services industry. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan in 2005, Gary was Head of Global Infrastructure and Head of Technology Efficiencies at Citi Private Bank, where he was responsible for Global Infrastructure Support and strategic technology initiatives. Other roles he has held include Global Technology CFO at Credit Suisse and North America IT Controller at UBS 

  • Alan Stukalsky
    Chief Digital Officer North America
    Randstad

    Alan Stukalsky oversees all facets of Randstad’s technology strategy and implementation in the U.S. and Canada. He looks to steer technology that drives innovation, generates economies of scale and develops best practices for all Randstad businesses. Under his leadership, Randstad consolidated websites, infrastructure and systems that resulted from acquisitions -- and used technology to create efficiencies in back office processes. Stukalsky also spearheaded the launch of mobile apps and chat functionality to improve the company’s customer experience.

    In this capacity, Stukalsky unifies the power of innovation, technology and marketing to accelerate the integration of digital tools and platforms into the channels, processes and operating models that drive our client and talent experiences.

    Stukalsky has a strong focus on digitizing processes and improving interactions with clients, talent and employees to help them be successful in their interactions with the company. He looks to new products, big data, social technology and analytics to move the company forward, and he plays an integral role in conceptualizing and implementing Randstad’s global infrastructure.

    Stukalsky is passionate about raising awareness of STEM careers with primary, secondary and college levels students and actively participates in STEM-related activities, including work with Junior Achievement, Georgia State University, STE(A)M Truck and more.

    Stukalsky has been selected to participate in the prestigious 2016 Leadership Atlanta program and was nominated in both 2013 and 2015 as Georgia CIO of the Year. He currently participates in and leads IDG’s CIO Staffing Roundtable and serves on the boards of the Georgia CIO Leadership Association, Omicron, Staffing Innovation Exchange and Community Guilds Board.

     

  • Kim Trevisan
    CIO

    Passionate, results-driven leader with over twenty years experience transforming technology organizations to improve/drive business value. Proven track record of managing cross functional teams in the areas of: strategy planning, portfolio management, software development, enterprise applications and technology operations. 

  • Kathryn Ullrich
    Technology Partner & Head of US Diversity Practice
    Odgers Berndtson

    Kathryn Ullrich is a Partner in Odgers Berndtson’s Silicon Valley office and a member of the Technology Practice and leads the Diversity Practice. She focuses on senior executive searches for major corporations and venture-capital-backed companies in software, systems and services, and has specific expertise in AI, autonomous vehicle technology, cloud, cyber security, data analytics, Internet, IoT, and SaaS.

    Prior to joining Odgers Berndtson, Kathryn spent twenty years building her executive search practice at several firms including Heidrick & Struggles, Russell Reynolds Associates and her own Silicon Valley boutique search firm. Earlier in her career, Kathryn worked in software product marketing at Siebel Systems (now Oracle), strategy consulting at Accenture, and engineering at GTE (now Verizon) and Motorola. She is the founder of a Silicon Valley non-profit for women in technology and actively works with clients on increasing diversity in technology.

    Kathryn has a B.S. cum laude in electrical engineering from University of Michigan and an MBA with top honors from UCLA Anderson School of Management.

  • William VanCuren
    SVP & CIO
    NCR Corporation

    Bill VanCuren is vice president and CIO for NCR Corporation. Bill is a member of both the corporate leadership team and Chief Financial Office organizations. His current assignment as the CIO has oversight over the full application realization process, portfolio management, global networks and processing services for both internal and external customer services, security and compliancy, and all workgroup computing. Bill has 30 years of experience in the information technology (IT) field and has held increasingly responsible positions. Bill established the first NCR captive IT development center in India, championed the engineering processes to achieve the Capability Maturity Model (CMM) Level 3, and has driven world-class levels of both efficiency and improved effectiveness via a combined IT and business governance.  As a result of implementing leading practice strategies, his organization is consistently named to the Information Week500, and was listed in CIO magazine’s 2014 CIO 100 and Bill was named CIO of the year in Georgia for 2011. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree, Cum Laude, from The Ohio State University and his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton. He has also received executive training at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, along with a variety of extended leadership training from the NCR University. He is a board member of the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) and Georgia CIO Leadership Association (GCLA).  He is also an Advisory Board Member for the College of Engineering at Georgia Tech and the University of Georgia – Terry School of Business, MIS Department. 

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August 13, 2020, 1:00 - 3:30 PM


1:00 PM
WELCOME: Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy


1:05 PM
EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW:  The Future of Work:  Redefining Work

Gary Sorrentino, Global Deputy CIO, Zoom

How we work and where we work will never be the same. We have gone from traditional “Working at Work” and then “Living at Work”, several stages of “Evolving while working from Home” and now it appears the realization is that this is not a short term impact but permanent. Companies and employees are starting the effort towards “Redefining Work”. We need new ways of thinking about work, leaders that are thinking beyond the current normal and investing in the future and technology that will help us all Redefine Work


1:15 PM
EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW:  Securing the Future of Work: How Cyber AI Learns on the Job

Marcus Fowler, Director of Strategic Threat, Darktrace

Cyber-threats continue to increase in sophistication, speed, and scale. Organizations today face an ever-evolving threat landscape, one that will constantly change as future work models evolve. In this interview with a Darktrace executive, learn how cyber AI technologies can help organizations to quickly identify and fight new threats on their own terms. 


1:25 PM
EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: Applying Fast-Forward Thinking to Drive Innovation

Rockford Lhotka, CTO, Magenic

The shift to highly-distributed remote workforces has accelerated digital transformation and cloud adoption for most organizations. In this interview between Magenic CTO Rocky Lhotka with HMG Strategy President and CEO Hunter Muller, discover recommendations for CIOs and technology executives to partner with the C-suite on digital innovation along with effective ways to harness DevOps and Agile software development to move the business forward. 

1:35 PM
EXECUTIVE PANEL:  The Complete CIO

Chief Information Officers need to apply a multi-disciplinary approach in order to be successful. It’s not enough to just be a tactical, operational CIO or a strategic, ‘big picture’ leader. Successful CIOs need to wear both hats at all times. This session featuring top-tier CIOs from different industries will offer recommendations for Chief Information Officers to achieve a balance between these disciplines along with the need to sharpen their technical acumen while addressing softer leadership skills such as talent development, mentorship, listening and responding effectively to employee feedback and diversity and inclusion initiatives. 

Moderator:  Jay Ferro, CIO, Quikrete

Shaun Hunt, CIO, McKenney's, Inc.

Serena Sacks, Former CIO, Fulton County Schools

Kim Trevisan, CIO, Oldcastle APG

William VanCuren, SVP & CIO, NCR Corporation


2:05 PM
EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW:  Securing & Protecting Your Sensitive Data in the New Normal

Brian Brockway, VP CTO, Commvault

With so many workers working remotely, CIOs and CTOs are challenged with formulating, building and sustaining an IT model that must securely manage and support applications and endpoints, spanning across data centers and multi-cloud environments.  How do you ensure remote workers have access to critical data, while at the same time future proofing your infrastructure with a data recovery plan that protects and quickly restores when disaster strikes? 

Brian Brockway, VP, CTO at Commvault, will discuss Recovery Readiness  – using policies, automation and best-practices of digital transformation while reducing new risks and costs to your business. This is the new battlefront that never sleeps and gives no quarters (no-mercy, no-time outs, no-do-overs). You need to ask yourself, are you ready?


2:15 PM
EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Digital Innovation in a Highly Distributed Environment

It’s been said that the constraints engendered by a crisis can help to spur innovation. Still, there’s an added level of complexity when CIOs, CISOs and technology executives are seeking effective ways to collaborate with their teams and draw upon fresh ideas in a highly distributed environment. In this session, top-tier technology executives will share their insights on successful ways to band the team together and cultivate digital and secure innovation in a remote work setting.

Moderator:  William VanCuren, SVP & CIO, NCR Corporation

Gary Brantley, CIO, City of Atlanta

Joseph Dyer, CISO, ICF International

Gary Sorrentino, Global Deputy CIO, Zoom

Alan Stukalsky, Chief Digital Officer North America, Randstad


2:45 PM
EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Commitment to Diversity

Most Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) programs have well-intentioned goals. Still, there are numerous ways to strengthen existing D&I programs, including creating more opportunities to people from disadvantaged backgrounds, expanding placement beyond executive-level hires and applying alternative approaches to gauging the competency of potential candidates. In this session, executives will explore the shortcomings of existing D&I programs along with recommendations for moving these initiatives forward. 

Moderator: Tony Leng, Managing Director, Diversified Search

Joe Gross, President, CIO Partners

Jason James, CIO, Net Health

Jackie McKinley, VP NA Sales, Dell

Kathryn Ullrich, Technology Partner & Head of US Diversity Practice, Odgers Berndtson


3:15 PM
HMG Strategy Top Technology Executives to Watch Awards presented to:

Gary Brantley, CIO, City of Atlanta

Jay Ferro, CIO, Quikrete


Presenting Partners

  • Commvault

    Commvault is a leading provider of data protection and information management solutions, helping organizations worldwide activate their data to drive more value and insight for their business. As a result, Commvault customers are able to reduce IT cost, better leverage data, improve IT operations, and increase overall efficiencies. With solutions and services delivered directly and through a worldwide network of partners and service providers, Commvault solutions comprise one of the industry’s leading portfolios in data protection and recovery, cloud, virtualization, archive, file sync and share.

    https://www.commvault.com/
  • 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 3,500 organizations to protect against threats to the cloud, email, IoT, networks and industrial systems. The company has over 1,200 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.

    https://www.darktrace.com/
  • Magenic

    Magenic is a digital technology-consulting firm that helps get your digital products to market faster. Magenic has the right strategy, the right process, and the right people to deliver your digital products with unmatched quality and speed.

    https://magenic.com/
  • 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.

    https://zoom.us

Supporting Partners

  • Appian

    Appian provides a low-code automation platform that accelerates the creation of high-impact business applications. Many of the world’s largest organizations use Appian applications to improve customer experience, achieve operational excellence, and simplify global risk management and compliance.

    http://www.appian.com/

Strategic Partners

  • Egon Zehnder

    Egon Zehnder was founded in 1964 with a distinctive vision and structure aimed at achieving two basic goals - to place our clients' interests first and to lead our profession in creating value for our clients through the assessment and recruitment of top-level management resources. The most fundamental expression of our client-first vision resides in our structure, which is unique to our profession. Our 390 consultants, operating from 63 wholly owned offices in 37 countries, are organized around a single-profit center partnership. This is designed to eliminate competitive barriers between our offices. It allows us to operate seamlessly when engagements call for us to mobilize across many offices in a country or a region. Large or small, local or global, our clients benefit from our structure by having access to our most relevant resources and relationships wherever they may reside. Underpinning this unique structure is our private ownership. We have chosen to operate our firm independent of any outside interests and are motivated solely by a desire to exceed our clients' expectations.

    http://www.egonzehnder.com
  • Heidrick & Struggles

    Heidrick & Struggles actively solves business problems for our clients every day. Through our Leadership Advisory framework, we help companies attract, develop and retain the world’s most talented individuals. For almost 60 years, we have focused on quality service and built strong leadership teams through our relationships with clients and individuals worldwide. Today, Heidrick & Struggles leadership experts operate from principal business centers in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.

    http://www.heidrick.com
  • Korn Ferry

    At Korn Ferry, we design, build, attract and ignite talent. Since our inception, clients have trusted us to help recruit world-class leadership. Today, we are a single source for leadership and talent consulting services to empower businesses and leaders to reach their goals. Through our vision, research and tools across 80 offices and 3,700 employees, we convert potential into greatness. Our solutions range from executive recruitment and leadership development programs, to enterprise learning, succession planning, and recruitment process outsourcing (RPO). Organizations around the world trust Korn Ferry to manage their talent – a responsibility we meet every day with passion, expertise, integrity and results.

    https://www.kornferry.com
  • Spencer Stuart

    Founded in 1956 and privately owned, Spencer Stuart is one of the world's leading executive search consulting firms. We are the advisor of choice among top companies seeking guidance and counsel on senior leadership needs. We have unrivalled access to leading executives around the world. Our clients range across industries, from the world's largest companies to medium-sized businesses and entrepreneurial start-ups. We operate out of 51 offices in 27 countries. Last year we conducted more than 4,000 assignments around the world. Our team of more than 300 consultants possesses a unique blend of professional search experience and industry expertise. Consultants are organized in practices and work in teams, often across international boundaries that maximize sector specialization and knowledge-sharing. These client service teams are supported by first-rate associates and researchers, and backed by state-of-the-art technology. We place quality at the center of everything we do and solicit candid feedback at every opportunity in order to continually improve our service to clients. We channel our knowledge and expertise into a wide range of publications for the benefit of existing and prospective clients.

    https://www.spencerstuart.com

Alliance Partners

  • Amplify Partners

    Amplify Partners, an early-stage venture capital firm committed to redefining IT infrastructure, invests in technical entrepreneurs pursuing the multi-hundred-billion dollar Infrastructure 2.0 disruption. Amplify helps talented founders build valuable businesses by investing the right amount of early-stage capital and providing active company-building assistance. Amplify offers the unique combination of deep domain expertise, early-stage focus and a network of Venture AmplifiersTM to improve outcomes for infrastructure entrepreneurs.

    http://www.amplifypartners.com
  • Glynn Capital

    Glynn Capital is focused on investments in leading private and public technology growth companies. We seek to be long-term investors in a limited number of excellent companies with world-class management teams, sustainable business models, and long-term growth potential.

    http://www.glynncapital.com/
  • Greylock Partners

    Greylock Partners backs entrepreneurs who are building disruptive, market-transforming consumer and enterprise software companies. We invest in companies that define new markets, including Airbnb, AppDynamics, Cloudera, Docker, Dropbox, Facebook (Nasdaq: FB), LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD), Medium, Nextdoor, Palo Alto Networks (NYSE: PANW) and Workday (NYSE: WDAY).

    http://www.greylock.com
  • Lightspeed Venture Partners

    Lightspeed Ventures is a global VC firm headquartered in Silicon Valley, with offices in India, Israel, and China. With over $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 Capital

    Sequoia is a venture firm with a 40+ year track record of partnering with daring entrepreneurs. Founded in 1972, we’ve been early business partners with many of technology’s biggest companies (Apple, Google, Oracle, Cisco, and more) along with many emerging leaders (WhatsApp, Palo Alto Networks, ServiceNow, FireEye, LinkedIn, Dropbox, Airbnb, etc).

    https://www.sequoiacap.com

Association Partners

  • SIM Atlanta

    The Society for Information Management (SIM) is an eclectic community of senior Information Technology (IT) executives, prominent academicians, selected consultants and other IT thought leaders. It is a non-profit organization with over 38 chapters in the United States and Canada. It distinguishes itself through its extensive knowledge generation and dissemination programs. SIM offers networking opportunities at the local and national level, access to cutting edge research, a rich online knowledge repository, and leadership training and development programs. A key value proposition of the SIM Atlanta Chapter (www.simatlanta.org) is the thought provoking and intellectually stimulating discussions at the monthly meetings. In addition, SIM Atlanta partners and supports high profile CIO events such as the Georgia CIO of the Year Awards, SIMposium, Digital Ball, and PremierCIO Forum. The Atlanta Business Chronicle has repeatedly recognized SIM Atlanta for its contributions to TechBridge, a reputed non-profit IT service provider. SIM Atlanta also provides student scholarships, and supports STEM related outreach efforts.

    http://www.simnet.org

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

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

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

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  • Full time academicians

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

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

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

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