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2020 HMG Live! U.K. CIO Executive Leadership Summit

Learning from the Past and Present to Reshape the Future of 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

The 2020 HMG Live! U.K. CIO Executive Leadership Summit is held in partnership with the UK IT Leaders Association. 

UK Innovative Tech Leaders is a community of Senior IT Leaders from across the UK created and governed by IT Leaders for peers only and is not open to vendors, service providers or sales people. There are also three regional groups, Northern, Midlands and Southern IT Leaders.  Learn more here:


  • Sanjay Agrawal
    Vice President and Global Head of Information Services
    Avery Dennison

  • Allan Cockriel
    VP and CIO Global Functions and IRM Global Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

  • Tony Healy
    Group Chief Technology & Innovation Officer
    Ticketer & Fara AS

  • Rashmi Rao
    Group CIO

  • David Wilde
    Owner and Managing Director and NED
    DWilde Consulting

  • Stuart Birrell
    Former CIO
    Heathrow Airport Ltd

    Career Summary

    Stuart recently left Heathrow after 5 years as Chief Information Officer, leading the transformation of Heathrow to implement the emerging digital, big data and automation capabilities through innovation, skills and organisation planning.

    From his early career in various Engineering and operations roles he transitioned into IT in 2001. Since then he has held  IT leadership roles across several industries including McLaren Technology Group, Gatwick Airport and Pepsico. He holds an MBA from Warwick University and is a Chartered Engineer.

    Key Dates

    2015 – Present             Heathrow Airport Ltd

    2011 – 2015                 McLaren Technology Group Ltd

    2008 - 2011                  Gatwick Airport

    2006 – 2008                 ACCO Brands Ltd

    1994 – 2006                 Pepsico UK Ltd

    1991 – 1994                 Kimberley-Clark Ltd

    1987 – 1991                 Nissan UK Ltd

    Other directorships/memberships

    Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology

    Chartered Engineer


    Heriot-Watt University

    Warwick University


    BSc(Hons) Electrical & Electronic Engineering

    Chartered Engineer (CEng)


  • Ezechi Britton
    Founding Member, Principal and CTO in Residence
    Impact X Capital Partners LLP

  • Avril Chester
    Chief Technology Officer
    Founder & CEO, Cancer Central
    Royal Institute of British Architects

    Avril is an award-winning technology entrepreneur, executive, speaker, author and cancer thriver. Featured in Computer Weekly's most influential women in UK IT 2020 long list, Avril won Entrepreneur of the Year at the 2019 Women in IT Awards, is the Chief Technology Officer at Royal Institute of British Architects, one of the 3 Digital Amigos (podcast series), author of 'Be with me, it’s c' and ‘Taking That Leap of Faith’. She loves good food, big dreams and a giggle.

    Avril is also Founder & CEO of Cancer Central - the first award winning HealthTech cancer platform using AI to guide people affected by cancer to find the support and information they need. It is a young social enterprise with a big vision and mission, created from over 55,000 donated hours to date.

  • Kevin Haskew
    SVP & CIO
    ON Semiconductor

    Kevin Haskew is an innovative and solutions-driven senior executive leader with profound IT subject matter knowledge and over 20 years of global business experience managing international M&A, IPO, private equity, manufacturing-supply chain operations, systems integration, and both IT operations and security for companies valued at over $1 billion. As a turnaround CIO, Kevin is an industry leader in driving change through creative, industry compliant solutions. His strong background in IT provides a deep understanding of how to synergize corporate systems and transform underperforming departments into rapid vehicles for growth.  With extensive international experience in European and Asian markets, Kevin is strongly positioned to work for organizations looking to expand their operations globally or restructure existing departments to focus on value and driven sustainable growth.

    Currently, Kevin serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for ON Semiconductor.  Recruited specifically for his expertise as a turnaround CIO, Kevin has redefined what IT means for the company through initiatives that have unified technology and corporate strategy with systems transformation. 

    Prior to joining ON Semiconductor, Kevin has held several CIO roles and has over 40 years of global industrial experience.

    He obtained his Master of Science in IT and Change Management from Sheffield Hallam University and holds an MBA from Sheffield Business School, as well as a diploma in Management Studies from Derby Polytechnic, and a Higher National Diploma of Mechanical Engineering from Stockport.

    Kevin is a Fellow of the British Computer Society, as well as a Chartered Engineer and IT Professional.

  • Tony Healy
    Group Chief Technology & Innovation Officer
    Ticketer & Fara AS

    Tony is a key influencer and global transformational leader with over 23 years’ experience in delivering business solutions in PLC, Ltd, Inc, PE-backed and family-run organisations across the EMEA, US and APAC.

    With his wealth of experience in collaborating with key stakeholders (including significant customers, suppliers and users) Tony champions and advocates cost-effective and innovative IT systems that deliver operational efficiencies, ensuring strategic goals are aligned and achieved.

    In September 2018, Tony joined Mobica who is a world-leading multi-award-winning software services company offering bespoke development, QA and consultancy to some of the biggest companies in the world.  Tony’s role is to influence and guide the Board to transform the Mobica technical operations and create a technical strategy and roadmap to deliver the business vision and enable the organisation to become more agile.

  • Vicky Higgin
    Highways England

    Vicky Higgin is the CIO for Highways England, the government owned company charged with operating, maintaining and improving England’s motorways and major A roads.  Formerly the Highways Agency, they became a government company in April 2015.

    As well as all of the business IT and data, she is also responsible for the roadside operational technology and the technology in their 365/24/7 controls rooms that supports the operation of the strategic road network (SRN) and the delivery of digital capabilities.

    Vicky is used to working for purpose driven and ‘mission critical’ organisations, given her previous role in National Grid, a multinational energy and utilities company where she held the position of VP IT Transformation and CIO.  As well as technology, she is also has experience of customer service, process excellence and transformational change and is passionate about encouraging young people in to STEM subjects and building diversity in IT.

  • Phil Jordan
    Group CIO

    Phil joined Sainsbury’s as CIO in January 2018 and is a member of the Operating Board. He has brought a fresh, global perspective on technology in addition to a wealth of experience in digital, data and business transformation. Prior to joining Sainsbury’s, Phil had a long and successful track record in telecommunications. Most recently he was Global Chief Information Officer at Telefonica overseeing Digital Transformation and Information Technology and prior to that was Chief Information Officer for Vodafone UK/Ireland. Phil has worked as a Non-Executive Advisor on Technology in the Investment & Retail Banking sector and is currently a Non-Executive Director of TalkTalk Telecom Group PLC and chairs its Cyber-Security Committee.

  • Khalid Kark
    Research Director, CIO Program

    Khalid is a thought leader with experience helping technology leaders thrive. Khalid has served as a trusted advisor and strategic thinker to Fortune 500 clients. He has a track record of leading high-performing teams and consulting delivery in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Khalid’s research has been widely quoted in the press and media outlets, such as Wall Street Journal, MSNBC, The Boston Globe, and CIO Magazine. Khalid currently serves as the Research Director for the US CIO Program. In this role, he is focuses on defining and developing through leadership and insights for CIOs . Khalid is responsible for organizing and driving research initiatives – including surveys, client workshops, executive interviews, and polls – and supporting client engagements as required. Khalid works closely with other Deloitte thought leaders and innovation centers to coordinate and drive the CIO research agenda. He is also responsible for featuring Deloitte’s research in publications, keynotes, and partnerships, to highlight key issues for technology leaders globally. Before joining Deloitte, Khalid ran the CIO Research at Forrester. In this role, he was responsible for managing a global team of high-performing analysts and delivering high impact research. He also led strategic partnerships and collaboration opportunities inside and outside of Forrester. Khalid also regularly advised clients on future trends and delivered keynotes at technology conferences globally. Khalid regularly volunteers and previously served as the vice president of training for a nonprofit youth group and chair of its annual event. He is an avid squash player, dormant long distance runner, and conversant in four languages.

  • Bill Limond
    Former CIO
    National Health Insurance Co, Qatar Supreme Council of Health

    Over 20 years’ Board Director level responsibility for Change Programs as CIO, Group IT Director & Program Director. Organisations: City of London, British Gas, Transport for London, BAESystems, McKinsey, Qatar National Health Insurance, Alghanim Ind., Audit Commission, Pilkington, Service Corp. Intnl & Dept for Education.

  • Alison McKinna
    Non Executive Director, Change and Transformation Consultant, Operations Director

    Experienced executive and non executive director, operated across multiple regulated industry sectors both nationally and internationally. Board level experience of implementing business reconfiguration to improve performance whilst maintaining staff engagement.  Currently Non Executive Director for four organisations in technology, nhs, building design and compliance, and procurement.

  • 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.

  • Dave Palmer
    Director of Technology

    Dave is the Director of Technology at Darktrace, overseeing the mathematics and engineering teams and project strategies. With over 13 years’ experience at the forefront of government intelligence operations, Dave has worked across UK intelligence agencies GCHQ and MI5, where he was responsible for delivering mission-critical infrastructure services, including replacing and securing entire global networks, the development of operational internet capabilities and the management of critical disaster recovery incidents. He acts as an advisor to cyber security start-ups and growth-stage companies from the UK Government’s Cyber Security Accelerator and CyLon. His insights on AI and the future of cyber security are also regularly featured in the UK media. He holds a first-class degree in Computer Science and Software Engineering from the University of Birmingham.

  • Jamie Peacock
    Motivational Speaker

    Jamie Peacock is a ex-professional Rugby League player who played for Leeds Rhinos and Bradford Bulls for over 550 appearances, playing nearly 50 times for his country and captaining the national side for 8 years. He is the most successful player in the modern era winning over 20 trophies during his career and being selected in the dream team for a record 11 times, voted the Best Forward in the World twice and received an MBE in 2012.

    He has now been retired for 4 years and has successfully transitioned from the sporting world into the business world, working with many high profile businesses delivering his Building Champions mentoring programs, Champion Teams motivational talk and Health & WellBeing workshops.

  • Sven Petersen
    Egon Zehnder

    Sven Petersen, based in London, advises clients on leadership talent in the technology, digital, and communications sectors. Sven leads Egon Zehnder’s Information Technology Officers Practice in the UK and is active in the firm’s Leadership Strategy Services Practice. He does senior level executive and non-executive work for PLCs as well as private and PE portfolio businesses. Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Sven was Founder and Managing Director of P5 Management in London. Previously, he was a Senior Consultant with Fathom Partners and an Associate with the media advisory firm Spectrum Strategy Consultants, both in London. Sven earned an MSc in Executive Coaching from Ashridge Business School and a BSc in International Relations from London School of Economics and Political Science.

  • Mayank Prakash
    Group CTO
    Tilney Group

    Digital transformation leader - passionate about the potential of people, design and technologies to achieve exceptional business outcomes.

    Mayank led Centrica teams to launch digital propositions and delight customers underpinned by 82% service stability improvement across 14 brands.

    Mayank was the Director General at DWP - UK’s biggest IT and Ops estate - where his teams scaled digital services for 13m customers using patented Machine Learning algorithms to save £280m. Prior to this, his teams set up Wall Street’s largest brokerage WM platform to manage $2T assets and setup fastest growing US Bank as an App for Morgan Stanley. He has led Transformation, Tech, Data, Ops and Security for FTSE100 and Fortune 500 industry leaders across sectors.

    Recognised as a Fellow by Wharton Business School and British Computing Society; by ComputerWeekly as UK’s most influential person in Tech; and by Computing as CIO and Digital Leader of the Year, Mayank is an almunus of Singularity University, Manchester Business School and MIT.

    Married to Suchita, who is a Computer Engineer and enjoys teaching Maths, they have a daughter who is studying Medicine. Dad, Husband, Friend, Curious, Designer, Engineer - in pursuit of memorable experiences

    LinkedIn: ciomayankprakash

    Twitter: mayankprakash Ma

  • Freddie Quek
    Chief Technology Officer
    Times Higher Education

  • Dave Roberts
    Global IT Director

    Dave Roberts joined Radius Payment Solutions as Chief Information Officer in 2014. As CIO, Dave is responsible for the in-house IT Development and Support teams at the Group’s headquarters in Crewe and the Manchester based Technology Centre. Under Dave’s leadership, Radius Payment Solutions is excelling on delivering advanced industry-leading technology that differentiates the organisation in the fuel card and telematics markets.

    Dave has been working in the IT Industry since 1997, with previous director experience across global IT teams. He is committed to delivering transformational IT services and driving forward programmes of change. Dave participates in a number of IT Advisory Boards, providing recommendations to groups within Education, Industry and Government. He was appointed as a Fellow of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT in 2015. Dave has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Information Systems and a Master of Business Administration degree.

  • Dylan Roberts
    Chief Digital and Information Officer (CDIO)
    Leeds City Council and NHS Leeds CCG

  • Kevin Sealy
    Senior Client Partner; EMEA & UK CIO Practice Head
    Korn Ferry

    Mr. Sealy has 30 years of experience in the information technology industry. He specializes in appointing senior information technology professionals across all industry sectors, and has worked with many leading companies on high profile chief information officer related placements. In his previous position as a partner in IBM Business Consulting Services (formerly PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting), he led the delivery of technology strategy and systems integration work with blue-chip clients internationally. His client consulting work focused on the management of the IT organization and the delivery of complex technology and systems projects, including programme management, IT transformation, technology strategy and IT management. Mr. Sealy began his career as a graduate trainee in the IT department at Mobil Oil Company Ltd.  He holds a master's degree in physics from Oxford University. He is a member of the Institute of Business Consulting (MIBC) and a Certified Management Consultant (CMC).

  • Graham Spivey
    Chief Communications Officer
    UK IT Leaders


September 23, 2020 

10:00 AM ET / 15:00 GMT+1

WELCOME: Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy and Graham Spivey, CCO, UKIT Leaders

10:05 AM ET /15:05 GMT+1

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.

Moderator:  Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy

Freddie Quek, CTO, Times Higher Education

Khalid Kark, Research Director, CIO Program - Deloitte

Dave Roberts, Global IT Director, Stantec

10:25 AM ET / 15:25 GMT+1

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

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. 

Dave Palmer, Director of Technology, Darktrace

Moderator:  Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy

10:35 AM ET / 15:35 GMT+1

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Leading 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:  Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy

Stuart Birrell, Former CIO Heathrow Airport Ltd

Kevin Haskew, SVP & CIO, ON Semiconductor

Tony Healy, Chief Digital Information Officer, Mobica Ltd

Alison McKinna, Non Executive Director, Change and Transformation Consultant, Operations Director

10:55 AM ET / 15:55 GMT+1

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

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:  Graham Spivey, CCO, UKIT Leaders

Avril Chester, Founder and CEO, Cancer Central and Interim Executive Director of Technology, RIBA

Ezechi Britton
, Founding Member, Principal and CTO in Residence, Impact X Capital Partners, LLP

Dylan Roberts, Chief Digital and Information Officer, Leeds City Council and NHS

11:15 AM ET / 16:15 GMT+1

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Your Career - Can Covid-19 accelerate your route to the Board?

As Covid-19 continues to sweep the globe and the economic impact is felt, the role of CIO has come into focus.  CEOs and business executives can clearly see the value of their technology leaders through their ability to pivot and truly impact the survival of their businesses.   This goes beyond accelerating digital channels and the provision of remote-working.  The CIO can step-up to become a strategic business leader, advisor and coach, and a fully-fledged member of the Board.  Will you rise to the opportunity?

In this panel discussion discover the key recommendations from Search Executives, CIOs and NEDs on how to transition from technology leader to Board-ready business leader and advisor. 

Moderator:  Bill Limond, Former CIO - National Health Insurance Co, Qatar Supreme Council of Health

Phil Jordan, Group CIO, Sainsbury's

Mayank Prakash, Group CTO, Tilney Group

Sven Petersen, Partner, Egon Zehnder and

Kevin Sealy, Senior Client Partner, EMEA Technology Officers Practice, Korn Ferry

11:35 AM ET / 16:35 GMT+1

CLOSING PRESENTATION:  Adaptive Leadership in Times of Change

Jamie Peacock, MBE, Motivational Speaker and Great Britain Sporting Legend

Jamie will discuss four aspects of his career that can equip leaders to be greater leaders, including examples of self-development, positive influences, no limits, comfort zone and a motivational surprise ending to the presentation.


11:55 AM ET / 16:55 GMT+1


Presenting Partners

  • 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.

Strategic Partners

  • Egon Zehnder

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

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

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

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

Alliance Partners

  • Amplify Partners

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

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

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

    Lightspeed Ventures is a global VC firm headquartered in Silicon Valley, with offices in India, Israel, and China. With over $7 billion under management, Lightspeed invests in both enterprise and consumer tech startups from early-stage to late-stage. With over 300 active startups in the portfolio, Lightspeed has invested in companies like Brocade, Informatica, Nutanix, AppDynamics, Mulesoft, zScaler, etc. Lightspeed has also created a CIO Innovation Advisory Network to connect forward-thinking IT leaders with Silicon Valley.
  • Sequoia Capital

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

Association Partners

  • UK IT Leaders

    UK Innovative Tech Leaders is a community of Senior IT Leaders from across the UK created and governed by IT Leaders for peers only and is not open to vendors, service providers or sales people. There are also three regional groups, Northern, Midlands and Southern IT Leaders. We offer a unique alternative to other networking groups and forums as we are focused on helping each other, helping the people we work or contract for and through our charity support, helping those in need. With over 1000 in the network and growing every day we are building also a powerful thought leadership and Influencer community. The group also enables members who wish to the option to securely and privately communicate with each other to share knowledge and discuss challenges, issues, opportunities, products and partners in a closed forum.

Please register with this link:

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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