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2020 HMG Live! New York CIO Summit of America

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



  • Jesse Bociek
    CISO, Global Information Security
    DRiV

    Jesse Bociek has 17 years of experience in enterprise risk leadership positions in large multi-national, industrial organizations. He has been responsible for designing and leading cybersecurity, compliance, privacy and enterprise risk functions. His current position is his fourth Chief Information Security Officer role. He has also held Chief Privacy and Chief Compliance roles in previous organizations. Jesse has a degree in Computer Engineering and Business Administration from Milwaukee School of Engineering and has traveled extensively, working in major metropolitan areas across Europe, Central & South America and Asia in years past. 

  • 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.

  • Andrew Campbell
    CIO
    Terex Corporation

    Andrew Campbell was appointed Vice President, Chief Information Officer of Terex Corporation on November 7, 2016. He is responsible for all information systems for Terex globally, and serves as the principal technology advisor to the senior management team.

    Previously, Mr. Campbell served as Vice President and Group Chief Information Officer of Xerox Document Technology. Prior to Xerox, he held IT leadership positions at General Electric, Ceridian Corporation and Dais Analytic Corporation.

    Mr. Campbell is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration, majoring in marketing and computer applications.

  • Beatriz Copelli
    Group Functional CIO - Finance, HR, Legal & External Affais, Global Shared Services
    British American Tobacco

    Beatriz is a recognized thought leader in technology, with over 19 years of successful roles in the CPG industry. Over the course of her career with BAT, she has held extremely diverse leadership roles in Mexico, Latin America, Canada, Africa and the UK. Beatriz’s journey with the company started in 2001 as an IT Trainee and then business partner and SAP Project IT Lead roles. This was followed by regional roles for the Americas, supporting Operations and Marketing. In 2016, she moved to Montreal to take on the CIO role for Canada & Mexico. Now, she is responsible for over 50 markets as BAT’s Regional CIO for Americas & Sub-Saharan Africa. Beatriz has spearheaded the company’s Digital Transformation Program and has played a lead role in BAT’s highly acclaimed Diversity & Inclusion programme, for the past 6 years.

  • LaVon Edwards
    Executive Director
    Singtel

  • Cindy Finkelman
    Chief Information Officer
    FactSet Research Systems

    Cindy Finkelman joined FactSet Research Systems as Chief Information Officer in June 2015.  Cindy is responsible for Enterprise Transformation, Project Management, Security and Enterprise Risk Management; and works with senior business leaders to build strategic, effective and efficient capabilities through innovative and transformational programs.  Cindy was recognized as CIO of the Year by the 2017 Markets Media Women in Finance Awards, for her transformative impact on the company, her mentoring of women technologists and her philanthropic work.

    Cindy is a senior executive with 20+ years of diversified management, technology and operations experience and has a proven track record of designing and delivering technology driven transformational programs in many blue-chip firms, including New York Life Insurance Company, ALICO, Merrill Lynch, Marsh & McLennan, Prudential, Booz Allan & Hamilton and MetLife. Cindy’s passion is for people development. She has sponsored various mentoring programs and Women in Technology initiatives.

    Cindy has an MBA from NYU in Corporate Strategy/Entrepreneurship, and a BS from SUNY/Albany.  Cindy is currently a Board member of the Society for Information Management (SIM) NY chapter where she is responsible for the Program Committee and actively participates in SIM Women. 

  • 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.

  • Ondrej Krehel
    CEO
    LIFARS, LLC

    Ondrej Krehel, CEO & Founder of LIFARS is recognized world-wide for his Digital Forensic expertise. He actively participates in many high-profile engagements around the world whereby his proprietary methodology is leveraged to achieve the most rapid root-cause analysis and remediation. He’s the former Chief Information Security Officer of IDT911, the nation’s premier identity theft recovery and data breach management service. He previously led forensic investigations and cybersecurity consulting at Stroz Friedberg encompassing US government engagements and missions, including military cyber special operations. With two decades of experience in computer security and forensics, Krehel has conducted a wide range of red team exercises, cyber resilience matters, investigations, including data breached through computer intrusions, theft of intellectual property, massive deletions, defragmentation, file carvings, anti-money laundering, financial fraud, mathematical modeling and computer hacking. He holds an M.S. degree in Mathematical Physics from Comenius University in Bratislava and an Engineering Diploma from Technical University in Zvolen, Slovakia. Krehel is a frequent speaker at industry events and author on matters related to information security and computer forensics. Among other industry groups, he is a member of the High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA), the Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC) and the International Council of Electronic Commerce (EC Council). He also is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE), and a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH). He is one of few to hold a Certified Ethical Hacker Instructor (CEI) accreditation, and to be authorized to lecture Ethical Hacking courses to both the government and private sector. His work has received attention from CNN, ABC, BBC, Reuters, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, among many others.

  • Beni Lopez
    Managing Director, Industrial and US Market
    Softtek

    Beni Lopez joined Softtek in 1989 and today holds a dual role as Managing Director for Softtek’s Industrial vertical, as well as the company’s US market. Beni and his team are strengthening the company's capabilities to help clients across the globe in the Industrial sector apply technology to their value chains to evolve their business.  Prior to Softtek’s vertical restructuring, Beni held the role of Chief Globalization Officer, where he directed and coordinated the firm’s global accounts strategy.

    Beni joined Softtek in 1989 and has played a central role in defining and executing Softtek’s technology developments, in addition to the company’s globalization and growth strategies. He is experienced in leading innovative new offerings, directing Softtek’s globalization efforts and establishing long lasting partnerships with Softtek’s largest clients. Furthermore, Beni mentored the concept of Neashore™ services, pioneered by Softtek in 1997, expanding Softtek’s frontiers first to the US market and later to other global locations, including China. 

    Beni holds a Computer Systems Engineering degree from Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores in Monterrey, Mexico, and has been a speaker and panelist for numerous outsourcing and offshore/nearshore conferences around the world.

  • Michelle McKenna
    CIO
    National Football League

    Current Position: Chief Information Officer – National Football League. Board of Directors, RingCentral - NYSE (RNG), Quotient Technology, Inc. - NYSE (QUOT), and Alticor, Inc.

    Profile: Ms. McKenna is responsible for the NFL’s technology strategy, shared service delivery and leadership of the league’s activities. She has been at the league since 2012. She is executive sponsor of the league’s WIN – Women’s Network, and was recently awarded a Game Changer Award by Sports Business Journal. In 2013, Forty Over Forty – Women to Watch named her as one of the top 40 women in business. Professional History Ms. McKenna is an experienced public board member who has significant experience in M&A, and Activist activity. She served on the Board of Insperity, (NSP) from 2015-2017 and currently serves on the boards of RingCentral, Quotient and Alticor. Ms. McKenna joined the NFL from Constellation Energy in Baltimore, Maryland where she was the Chief Information Officer. At Constellation, she led the acquisition of competitive energy businesses and the ultimate merger with Exelon. In this capacity, she served as a board advisor and worked closely with the Chairman and CEO. Prior to joining Constellation Energy, Ms. McKenna was President of Vision Interactive Media Group, where she was responsible for Marketing, Technology, Business Development, Operations and Finance. She has extensive experience in the media and entertainment industry as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Universal Orlando Resort. In this role, she was responsible for the innovation, oversight and leadership of technology at Universal Orlando Resort, including the launch of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Ms. McKenna was also Senior Vice President, CRM & Chief Information Officer at Centex Destination Properties. She had a 13-year career with The Walt Disney Company in a variety of executive positions in Resort Development, Finance, Marketing, Operations and Technology. As Vice President, Information Technology, McKenna led the company’s largest ever technology investment – Destination Disney, a multi-year company strategic initiative to transform the company’s marketing, sales, on-line, and customer relationship management processes. Prior to Disney, Ms. McKenna held positions at MetLife and Pricewaterhouse Coopers.

    Education / Background: Ms. McKenna is a certified public accountant. She holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Auburn University and a master’s degree in business administration from the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida.

    She has been a guest on CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg TV, Morning Joe, Good Day New York, Cheddar and is a sought-after speaker on topics of technology, operational change, and women in leadership.

  • Harry Moseley
    Global CIO
    Zoom

    Harry D. Moseley brings 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 has been 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
    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.

  • Earl Newsome
    CIO, Americas IT
    Linde

    Earl Newsome serves as Chief Information Officer of the Americas IT organization for Linde PLC, a $28 billion global industrial gases and engineering firm formed by the merger of Linde AG and Praxair, where he served as CIO. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for First Independence Corporation and First Independence Bank, Detroit.

    As CIO of Americas IT at Linde, Earl provides leadership and strategic vision for the Americas IT organization, drives key IT projects and leads cultural integration so that diverse IT teams work together effectively. Prior to joining Linde, Earl served as Corporate CIO and Vice President, Digital, at technology company TE Connectivity (NYSE:TEL), where he built a world-class IT organization that accelerated each business unit’s success with more than 350 staff, a $30 million budget and $27 million in capital. He also innovated a prototype smart cabinet that catalyzed core business growth. His efforts increased energy efficiency by 30 percent within an industrial cabinet and leveraged big data to deliver advanced analytics and recommend $10 million in churn reductions. In addition, he optimized the IT architecture, organization and sourcing strategy to enhance the company’s core competencies that lead to a more than $8 million reduction in application support costs.

    Previously, as Vice President, Global IT Services at Estée Lauder (NYSE: EL), Earl transformed the Shared Services organization into a global team, prepared the enterprise for global SAP deployment and established its Global Innovation Lab. As Senior Director, Strategy and Integration and Global Operations, for Bowne & Co., he directed the M&A strategy of the digital business unit and managed global operations. As VP and CIO of Owens-Illinois, he directed IT strategy and transformed the IT organization into a center of customer service excellence.  

    Earlier in his career, Earl served as Partner at Deloitte & Touche, where he led the Mid-America/Gulf Coast Integration, Development and Infrastructure, and Oracle practices, while managing the U.S. Knowledge Communities for Enterprise Application Integration and Enterprise Architecture. Prior to Deloitte, he was a partner at BDO Seidman and held management roles at Grant Thornton, Andersen Consulting and J.I. Case.

    Earl served as a Captain in the U.S. Army and earned his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the United States Military Academy at West Point. He is active in several business and leadership organizations, including Knowmail’s Board of Advisors, the Executive Leadership Council, the Information Technology Senior Management Forum and the Technology Committee for the West Point Association of Graduates’ Board of Directors.

    Earl’s speaking credits include presentations at CIO forums, Gartner Symposium, the Harvard Business School, and for numerous webinars. He is also a regular contributor of commentary for IT and business publications. In 2019, he was the recipient of the New York CIO of the Year ORBIE Award l Super Global from the New York CIO Leadership Association. Black Enterprise and Savoy magazines have also recognized him as among the world’s most influential and transformative business leaders.

  • Steve Phillips
    CIO
    Alorica

    Steve Phillips is the chief information officer at Alorica where he is responsible for setting and delivering IT strategy.  He reports to CEO Andy Lee and is a member of the Alorica Executive Committee. 

    Between 2005 and 2017 he served as CIO at Avnet. Between 2004 and 2005 he was CIO at Memec, a global electronic components distributor acquired by Avnet.

    Prior to joining Memec, Mr. Phillips was CIO for Gateway Inc. He was previously the IT leader for Diageo’s European foods business and early in his career he served in a number of engineering and operations leadership roles at Thorn EMI.

    Since 2012, he has served as chairman of the board of Wick Communications, a US-based news media business.

    In 2015, Mr. Phillips was inducted into the CIO Hall of Fame, a lifetime achievement that honors IT executives and visionaries whose leadership has significantly impacted the field of IT.

    Steve holds a bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering from Essex University and a post-graduate diploma in management studies from the University of West London. He is a fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

  • David Politis
    Founder and CEO
    BetterCloud

    David Politis is the founder and CEO of BetterCloud, the first provider of SaaSOps solutions to manage and secure the digital workplace. With 300+ employees in Atlanta, New York City, and San Francisco, BetterCloud has raised $107 million to date from investors including Bain Capital Ventures, Accel, Greycroft Partners, and Flybridge Capital Partners. 

    David's entire career has been dedicated to improving the modern workplace through innovative, next-generation cloud (SaaS) technology. Before founding BetterCloud, David was an executive at Cloud Sherpas (acquired by Accenture [NYSE: ACN]), a leader in cloud advisory and technology services. Prior to Cloud Sherpas, David was the founding employee and general manager of Vocalocity (acquired by Vonage [NYSE: VG]), which he grew into one of the top providers of cloud PBX technology. These companies have served thousands of businesses—of all sizes and across multiple industries—around the world.

    David is a long-time contributor to TechCrunch, Mashable, VentureBeat, and Forbes, where he writes about topics like enterprise cloud technology, cloud computing, and entrepreneurship. He has been featured in The New York Times, the BBC, CIO, Fortune, and more. He is the author of two books, The IT Leader's Guide to SaaSOps (Volumes 1 and 2).

    In addition, he has been a featured speaker at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and is a frequent guest speaker on panels, podcasts, and at industry conferences. David is a native of New York City and holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Emory University.

  • Neelu Sethi
    SVP & CIO
    Reddy Ice

  • Kimberly Stevenson
    SV & GM Foundational Data Services
    NetApp

     

  • Patrick Thompson
    CIO
    Albemarle Corporation

    Chief Information Officer at Albemarle Corporation responsible for developing and executing Global Information & Digital Technology Strategy.

    Proven Executive leader helping global fortune 500 companies in achieving operational performance and back office efficiencies. He has worked in several C-Level roles as well as consulting roles working with executive management teams to help build one fortune 1000 and two fortune 500 companies in his career. He has a proven track record of helping build profitable companies and growing the top and bottom line performance.

    Patrick was recently honored with the 2019 CIO Hall of Fame award and is a Top 100 CIO honoree from both CIO and Computerworld magazine.

    Patrick is also the Co-Chairman of the SAP CEAC (Chemical Executive Advisory Committee).

    He started his career as Managing Director of Andersen Business Consulting at Accenture helping companies with strategic planning, business systems planning, merger and acquisition integrations, and operational and sales performance management consulting.

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August 20, 2020  1:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET

All times listed are Eastern Time.


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


1:05 PM
EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: The Future of Work: The New Normal

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 how/where we Work”. We need new ways of thinking about working, leaders that are thinking beyond the current normal and investing in the future and technology that will help us all Redefine Working

Harry Moseley, Global CIO, Zoom


1:15 PM
EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: Securing & Protecting Your Sensitive Data in the New Normal

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?

Brian Brockway, VP CTO, Commvault


1:25 PM
EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: Michelle McKenna, CIO, NFL


1:35 PM
EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Reimagining the Business and the Future of Work

As regional economies gradually open up, many executives believe that both business and the nature of work will change forever. In order to support the business effectively, CIOs and technology executives need to help reimagine and reinvent the business and help the CEO and line-of-business leaders identify new opportunities in core, parallel and new markets. Technology executives also must work with the executive team to identify what the future of work looks like and provide the infrastructure and tools necessary to support this new way of working.

In this panel discussion, top technology executives will share their advice on the roles that CIOs and tech leaders can play in reshaping the business and the future of work.

Beatriz Copelli, Regional CIO & CDO, British American Tobacco

Michelle McKenna, CIO, NFL

Earl Newsome, CIO, Americas IT, Linde

Steve Phillips, CIO, Alorica

Patrick Thompson, CIO, Albemarle

Moderator: Cindy Finkelman, CIO, FactSet Research Systems


2:05 PM
EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: The Impact of Accelerating Saas Adoption on the Modern IT Team

With this rapid shift to remote work, SaaS solutions play an ever increasing role in the new digital workplace. However, IT teams now need to figure out how they can discover, manage and secure the growing number of SaaS applications being deployed within their IT environments. In this interview between BetterCloud Founder and CEO David Politis with HMG Strategy President and CEO Hunter Muller, discover the challenges IT will likely face in the next phase of distributed work and why legacy IT solutions are not optimized to address these new problems. 

David Politis, Founder and CEO, BetterCloud


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.

LaVon Edwards, Executive Director, Singtel

Beni Lopez, Managing Director, Industrial and US Market, Softtek

Neelu Sethi, SVP, CIO, Reddy Ice

Kimberly Stevenson, SV and GM Foundational Data Services, NetApp

Moderator: Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy


2:35 PM
EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: Securing the Future of Work: How Cyber AI Learns on the Job

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.

Marcus Fowler, Director of Strategic Threat, Darktrace


2:45 PM
EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Securing the Future of Work

When the world changed months ago, most CISOs founds themselves facing a new set of challenges. As millions of employees began working from home, any remaining notion of organizations having a defined perimeter to defend was put to rest.

In this panel discussion, top security executives will share their advice on the roles that CISOs and tech leaders can play in reshaping the business and the future of work.

Jesse Bociek, CISO, Global Information Security, DRiV

Cindy Finkelman, CIO, FactSet Research Systems

Marcus Fowler, Director of Strategic Threat, Darktrace

Ondrej Krehel, Digital Forensics Lead and Founder, LIFARS

Moderator: Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy


3:15 PM

HMG Strategy Top Technology Executives Who Matter Awards presented to:

Lookman Fazal, CIO & CDO, NJ Transit

Cindy Finkelman, CIO, FactSet Research Systems


Presenting Partners

  • BetterCloud

    BetterCloud is the first SaaS Operations Management platform, empowering IT and security teams to define, remediate, and enforce management and security policies for SaaS applications. Over 2,500 customers in 60+ countries rely on BetterCloud for continuous event monitoring, quickly remediating threats, and fully-automated policy enforcement. The company established the first-ever "SaaS Application Management and Security Framework" via two published books entitled “The IT Leader's Guide to SaaSOps” — Vol. 1: “A Six-part Framework for Managing Your SaaS Applications" & Vol. 2: “How to Secure Your SaaS Applications." BetterCloud is headquartered in New York City with offices in San Francisco, CA and Atlanta, GA.

    https://www.bettercloud.com/
  • 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/
  • 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

Platinum Partners

  • Singtel

    Across the globe, Singtel is focused on delivering innovative and relevant information communication technology enterprise solutions that give businesses the winning edge in a constantly evolving landscape. We provide Network Services, Cyber Security Services, Data Centre and Cloud Hosting Services to enable a seamless experience for your corporation. Coupled with a robust global network IT infrastructure, managed services, and a team of professionals with deep local and regional knowledge, you can focus on growing in Asia faster and more cost-effectively.

    https://www.singtel.com/business/singtel-global-services
  • Softtek

    Founded in 1982, Softtek is a global company helping organizations drive digital operations, platforms and enablement. With presence in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia, Softtek provides Global 2000 organizations with technology solutions that create value through technology

    http://www.softtek.com/

Supporting Partners

  • DataStax

    DataStax is the company behind the massively scalable, highly available, cloud-native NoSQL data platform built on Apache Cassandra™. DataStax gives users and enterprises the freedom to run data in any cloud at global scale with zero downtime and zero lock-in. More than 450 of the world’s leading enterprises including Capital One, Cisco, Comcast, Delta Airlines, Macy’s, McDonald’s, Safeway, Sony, and Walmart use DataStax to build transformational data architectures for real-world outcomes. For more, visit DataStax.com and @DataStax.

    http://www.datastax.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 New York Metro

    SIM is an association of senior IT executives, prominent academicians, selected consultants, and other IT thought leaders built on the foundation of local chapters, who come together to share and enhance their rich intellectual capital for the benefit of its members and their organizations. SIM members strongly believe in and champion: The alignment of IT and business as a valued partnership; The creation and sharing of best practices; The effective, efficient and innovative business use of information technology to continuously bring to market valuable products and services; IT management and leadership skills development that enables our members growth at each stage of their career; The replenishment and education of future IT leaders including a strong role in influencing university curriculums and continuing education; Working with the IT industry to shape its direction; Policies and legislation that stimulate innovation, economic development, healthy competition and IT job creation; Serving our communities and the industry through giving and outreach

    http://nysim.org/

REGISTER HERE:  https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__WNgrE6kQFO7djoosvcu4Q 

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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