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2020 HMG Live! Houston 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


  • Snehal Antani
    Co-Founder & CEO
    Horizon3.ai

    Snehal Antani is co-founder & CEO of Horizon3.ai, a cyber security startup focused on AI-enabled red teaming. Prior to starting Horizon3, Snehal served as CTO for the US Department of Defense, responsible for transforming the technology capabilities of the command to include cyber security, advanced R&D, AI, and data analytics. Snehal was formerly the CTO of Splunk, and before that, a CIO at GE Capital. Snehal started his career at IBM as a software engineer, where he earned 16 patents for his work in cloud, distributed computing, and large-scale data processing. Snehal earned in BS in Computer Science from Purdue, where as a freshman he watched Tom Brady play Drew Brees. He earned is MS in Computer Science from RPI, where he never attended an RPI football game.

  • Jaynee Beach, PHD, SPC
    Director IT Application Development
    Woodforest National Bank

  • Jesse Carrillo
    SVP & CIO
    Hines

    Jesse Carrillo is responsible for directing all corporate technology, strategy and standards for Hines worldwide. Jesse joined Hines in 1994 as a consultant to assist in the implementation of the firm's accounting and property management software. After being made a full-time employee in 1995, he was promoted to Director of Application Development in 2001, where he held the lead role in the implementation of Hines¹ ERP system. He took over the responsibility for Hines IT as CTO in 2007 and later promoted to CIO in 2009. Mr. Carrillo completed undergraduate studies at Trinity University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, and received his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio.

    Mr. Carrillo is a member of the National Society of Hispanic MBA’s (NSHMBA), CIO Executive Council, Greater Houston Partnership’s Cybersecurity Task Force, Houston Society of Information Management (SIM) and serves on the Realcomm International Advisory Council after having served as co-chair in 2010. He was a featured writer for the book, Building a Green IT Team, part of the Inside the Minds series from Aspatore Publishers. He is also a strong supporter of promoting Youth In IT through his involvement with the Genesys Works (http://www.genesysworks.org) and Citizen Schools (http://www.citizenschools.org) programs.

  • Tim Crawford
    CIO Strategic Advisor
    AVOA

    Tim Crawford is ranked as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Chief Information Technology Officers (#4), Top 100 Most Social CIOs (#7), Top 20 People Most Retweeted by IT Leaders (#5) and Top 100 Cloud Experts and Influencers. Tim is a strategic CIO & advisor that works with large global enterprise organizations across a number of industries including financial services, healthcare, major airlines and high-tech. Tim’s work differentiates and catapults organizations in transformative ways through the use of technology as a strategic lever. Tim takes a provocative, but pragmatic approach to the intersection of business and technology. Tim is an internationally renowned CIO thought leader including Digital Transformation, Cloud Computing, Data Analytics and Internet of Things (IoT). Tim has served as CIO and other senior IT roles with global organizations such as Konica Minolta/ All Covered, Stanford University, Knight-Ridder, Philips Electronics and National Semiconductor. Tim is also the host of the CIO In The Know (CIOitk) podcast. CIOitk is a weekly podcast that interviews CIOs on the top issues facing CIOs today. Tim holds an MBA in International Business with Honors from Golden Gate University Ageno School of Business and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems from Golden Gate University.

  • Jamey Cummings
    Senior Client Partner
    Korn Ferry

    Jamey Cummings is a Senior Client Partner in Korn Ferry’s Global Technology Practice. He co-lead’s the Firm’s Global Cybersecurity Practice and is also a member of the Firm’s Information Officers Practice.

    Mr. Cummings is a recognized leader in advising organizations on the recruitment, assessment, development, and retention of information technology as well as information security & risk management talent at all levels, including the Board of Directors. His clients range from large global corporations to high growth entrepreneurial companies, spanning all industries. In addition to Chief Information Officers, Chief Information Security Officers, and their key leaders, he also recruits cybersecurity consultants for leading professional services firms as well as top executives for cybersecurity technology companies and managed security services providers. He is based in the Firm’s Dallas office.

    Prior to Korn Ferry, Mr. Cummings served as an associate principal in the industrial, supply chain, and transportation & logistics practices of another leading executive search firm, where he executed senior executive search assignments for both public and private equity-backed companies. He also served clients in the consumer & retail, technology, government & defense, biotechnology, and education sectors.

    Prior to his career in executive search, Mr. Cummings was a consultant with The Boston Consulting Group in Dallas, where he worked on a wide variety of projects with clients in the aerospace & defense, consumer finance, telecommunications, oil & gas, pharmaceuticals, healthcare and education industries.
    Earlier in his career, he served nine years with distinction as an officer in the U.S. Navy's SEAL teams.

    He earned a master’s degree in business administration from Stanford University, and graduated with merit with a bachelor of science in aeronautical engineering from The United States Naval Academy.

  • Myra Davis
    Chief Information Innovation Officer
    Texas Children's Hospital

    With over twenty eight years in the information technology field, Myra Davis is the Sr. Vice President at Texas Children's Hospital. Currently as the Sr.VP of Information Services, Myra has the responsibility to enhance the operation and services of the IS department by maintaining on-going emphasis on customer values, project management, teamwork and implementation of successful operational practices. Her responsibilities include leading a management team of 5 and a staff of 350. Myra is involved with IS Project Management Office, IS Internal Controls, Enterprise Applications both Clinical and Epic Support, Enterprise Business Systems, Infrastructure Technology Solutions, Customer Support and Health Information Management (HIM).

    Myra is innovative and accustomed to a heavy workload while possessing strong communication and leadership skills. In addition, she has the ability to successfully work with Senior Management and Executives and is skilled in project planning, team building and an adept negotiator. She has proven ability to produce project results that meet or exceed client’s expectations.

    Myra is on the Strategic Advisory Board for HDI – Help Desk Institute; CHIME - College of Healthcare Information Management Executives and the Health Information Exchange Advisory Committee (HIE).

  • Dave Harger
    Vice President - Information Technology
    Hi-Crush

  • Meredith Harper
    VP, CISO
    Eli Lilly and Company

    Meredith Harper serves as vice president and chief information security officer at Eli Lilly and Company. She is responsible for the company’s global information security program. 

     

    Prior to joining Lilly in 2018 as senior director, deputy chief information security officer, Meredith served as chief information privacy and security officer at Henry Ford Health System, where she had ultimate responsibility for the protection of Henry Ford’s provider, insurance, retail and research businesses.    

     

    Meredith is an active member of the Health Care Compliance Association where she holds dual certifications in healthcare compliance and privacy. She is certified as a Healthcare Information Security & Privacy Practitioner through the International Information System Security Certification Consortium Inc. and a Certified Information Security Manager through the Information Systems Audit and Control Association.

     

    She earned a master’s degree in health services administration and a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems from the University of Detroit Mercy. She also earned a master’s of jurisprudence in health law from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.  

     

    Meredith serves on several advisory boards in support of empowering women and minorities to embark upon careers in technology, especially in information security. She has also served her community for 29 years through her Diamond Life membership in Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.

  • Jennifer Hartsock
    Vice President & CIO
    Baker Hughes

    Jennifer Hartsock is Chief Information Officer of Baker Hughes and brings over 20 years of IT leadership to the company. She also leads the company's Digital Strategy to drive internal business productivity and accelerate customer outcomes. Hartsock joined GE Oil & Gas in April 2016 as Chief Information Officer, where she oversaw the global IT team and was responsible for driving simplification, acquisition integration, and innovative solutions in support of the Oil and Gas business. Prior to joining GE, Hartsock served as Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Cameron International. She spent 17 years at Caterpillar Incorporated in a variety of IT positions, culminating with IT Directory and Group CIO for Construction Industries. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in applied computer science with summa cum laude honors from Illinois State University

  • Kim Holder
    VP, DT Corporate Functions
    Baker Hughes

    Kim Holder is the Vice President of DT Corporate Functions of Baker Hughes (BH), where she leads the IT strategy to support business separation and product company growth for the finance, health & safety, human resources, legal & compliance domains. She leads a multi- disciplinary organization in developing products to drive business synergies.

    Prior to joining BH, she served as the Vice President of Enterprise Application Engineering in GE Treasury, leading the enterprise payment and banking infrastructure digital technology organization while jointly leading divestitures for the Finance IT domain. Before this, she served in multiple GE business units throughout her 19-year career, most in financial services. As the executive IT Treasury leader for the Alstom acquisition, she was responsible for treasury product development and culture for the two organizations. She graduated from the Information Technology and Executive Management Leadership programs, drove operational effectiveness in the manufacturing FP&A closing process and led critical business programs in operations and finance.

    Kim graduated from Bentley University w/ a degree in Management of Information Systems. Kim is active on community boards focused on children and now calls Houston, Texas home. 

  • Steve Kendrick
    President
    KER Partners

    Steve Kendrick is President of KER Partners, LLC.  His background includes over 25 years of successful retained executive search industry and corporate recruitment professional experience. This experience includes leading successful search engagements and client relationships across commercial industry segments including financial services, payment systems, consumer retail, online-eCommerce, logistics-transportation, industrial, pharmaceutical and healthcare.  He has served industry leading clients including global Fortune 500 multinationals, mid-cap-mid-market public/private firms, as well as private equity backed portfolio companies.

    Prior to KER Partners, Steve was a partner at Heidrick & Struggles’ Dallas office and a key member of the firm’s global Information Technology Officers Practice.  He was also a Principal at Spencer Stuart and an Executive Director at Russell Reynolds Associates previously. He also served as president of a Dallas-based retained executive search boutique specializing in recruiting IT executive leaders and CIOs.

    Prior to entering executive search, Steve spent six years with EDS Corporation, performing both technical and professional recruiting, as well as providing recruitment training and counsel on employment-related issues.  He began his career as a district manager with PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay, where he was responsible for sales management and operations.

    Steve is an active speaker and panelist at key industry forums on topics including executive IT leadership development, career management and succession planning.  He is a member of the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) and the Society for Information Management (SIM).

    Steve earned his undergraduate degree in business from Jacksonville State University in Alabama, along with graduate studies at the University of Texas in Dallas.

     

  • Monti Knode
    Director of Customer Success
    Horizon3.ai

    After 26 years of service in the US Air Force as a cyberspace operations officer, Monti Knode joined Horizon 3 AI as the Director of Customer Success.  Prior to joining Horizon 3 AI, he led teams setting up tactical communications in austere environments, secured and defended the Air Force’s $12B multi-classification networks, was a Deputy CIO at US Transportation Command transforming their logistics enterprise and innovating the DoD’s “Sprint to the Cloud” effort, and commanded nation-state hackers and strategy in support of our own national security interests.  Monti is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), holds an Electrical Engineering bachelor’s degree from the University of Wyoming, and two Masters, including as a Distinguished Graduate from The Eisenhower School as one of the top 300 performers in government.

  • 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.

  • Craig Mackereth
    GVP, Global Service Delivery, Support
    Rimini Street

    Craig Mackereth is responsible for developing and managing the delivery of Rimini Street support services for SAP’s Business Suite and BusinessObjects software and Oracle Corporation’s Siebel, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, E-Business Suite, Oracle Database, Oracle Fusion Middleware, Hyperion and Oracle Retail software.

    Mr. Mackereth is a veteran executive and recognized thought leader in the Enterprise Systems space, with 20 years experience working in various industries including financial services, technology, software, aerospace and defense. Specializing in Oracle applications and technologies, Mr. Mackereth has led projects and global teams for companies of all sizes and managed 24×7 support teams in challenging corporate environments using a variety of applications and technologies.

    Prior to joining Rimini Street, Mr. Mackereth provided management consulting services to global organizations headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area. He introduced Program, Risk and Change Management techniques during a global deployment of Oracle E-Business Suite before leading a successful EBS r12.1.3 upgrade to deliver on schedule and under budget.

    Previously, Mr. Mackereth was vice president at Visa, responsible for the development and production support of global ERP solutions. In addition to managing the 24×7 support of core systems used by employees operating in more than 150 countries, this role included delivery of a significant portfolio of projects to improve technology and process in the crucial post-IPO phase.

    Earlier in his career, Mr. Mackereth was a Senior Manager at BAE SYSTEMS with responsibility for development and production support of corporate systems including financial, maintenance, engineering and manufacturing. During this time, he introduced complex maintenance repair and overhaul (cMRO), service-oriented architecture (SOA) and identity management solutions using Oracle solutions and received a Fusion Middleware Innovation Award as an early adopter of SOA.

    Mr. Mackereth is an active contributor to the Oracle community, having participated on customer advisory boards for SOA, identity and access management, and cMRO. He is an OAUG Ambassador and has presented at Oracle Open World on multiple occasions and to industry leaders across Asia during the inaugural SOA Leaders Summit in Macau.

  • Vikas Parikh
    Chief Architect
    LyondellBasell

    Vikas Parikh is the Chief Architect at LyondellBasell where he runs enterprise architecture, emerging technologies, IT strategy and IT finance for LyondellBasell worldwide. He joined LyondellBasell in Dec 2019, prior to which he was a Sr Director in the Mergers & Acquisitions and transformation practice at EY advising clients on strategy, execution and transformation on all facets of M&A and turnarounds. Prior to that, Vikas worked at GE Oil & Gas where he was responsible for defining & executing strategy to successfully integrate over $13B in acquisitions (including Baker Hughes), divestitures & JVs over 16 transactions ranging $10m - $9B in revenues, bringing over 50K employees globally. He also held infrastructure, operations & applications responsibilities for two product lines with $7B revenue.

    He has previously held the following positions:

    CIO – Public Investments, GE Asset Management

    Program Manager – Alternative Investments & Finance ERP Systems, GE Asset Management

    Progressive roles – Software Engineer, Project Manager, Account Manager, Syntel Inc

    Vikas is a seasoned thought leader with an entrepreneurial spirit & over 25 years of progressive leadership roles across M&A, IT strategy, operations, process transformation & application development.

    Vikas graduated with a B.S. degree in electronics engineering from Mumbai university & MBA from NC State in MIS and eCommerce.

    In 2015, Computerworld & IDG honored Vikas as one of the Premier 100 IT global leaders for his accomplishments.

  • Ken Piddington
    VP & CIO
    U.S. Silica Company

    Mr. Piddington is an experienced business leader and technology strategist with more than 15 years of transformation leadership experience gained as CIO and executive advisor for Fortune 500 companies in North America and Europe.  Mr. Piddington uses his extensive experience in people leadership, business operations and technology innovation to partner with CIOs, CXOs and their leadership teams to help them develop effective plans and strategies to achieve meaningful results in their respective businesses.

    Mr. Piddington was the CIO at Global Partners LP, a Fortune 500 midstream logistics and energy products marketing company, where he was responsible for leading, developing and implementing the business technology strategy during four years of unprecedented growth where the company revenues grew from $6 billion to $20 billion.  This included the successful integration of multiple acquisitions and the implementation of supply chain technologies necessary to support dramatic geographic and line of business expansion.

    His successful track record as a business leader and technology strategist includes serving as Partner at Lyland Associates, Inc. where he managed the business technology division of the company’s energy practice.  In this role he served as a technology advisor and led custom development and application implementation projects for its Fortune 500 clients.  This included leading the development and implementation of an internally built Energy Trading and Risk Management System (ETRM) for a client.  This followed his success as Director of Product Development at Triple Point Technologies for their flagship product Tempest XL.

    Ken is recognized as an industry thought leader, is a regular speaker at business and association conferences, and has been featured in multiple media publications.  He has served on the Board of Trustees for the Sage School in Massachusetts and on the Leadership Board for the MIT CIO Leadership Institute.  He has also served as a mentor in the CIO Executive Council’s Pathways program.

     

     

  • Clif Triplett
    Executive Director
    A.T. Kearney

    Clif Triplett most recently completed his assignment in the Obama Administration where he was recruited to the Federal Government to address the cybersecurity challenges brought to light by the US Office of Personnel Management (OPM) breach of 21.5M individuals background investigation records.  Clif served as one of eight Presidential Executive Fellows brought in from industry to assist in the remediation of significant government issues, in this case, Clif was tasked with cybersecurity.

    Prior to his service with the US Government, Clif worked in many major US companies to include General Motors, Motorola and Baker Hughes in a variety of senior leadership positions. In each case, he was asked to assist those organizations in major transformations.

    He was brought into General Motors by the CEO and CIO to standardize manufacturing processes and systems, and concurrently those associated with all aspects of quality across GM’s 600 manufacturing facilities.  At Motorola he was once again brought in by the CEO. He served as the General Manager for Global Services and was tasked to create the global service organization and market identity not previously existing.  At Baker Hughes, he was brought into the company by the CEO and COO to facilitate the transformation of the company from a collection of company entities across the globe operating in a holding company fashion, to a single corporation with a single face to the customer.  Also led the evolution of remote digital service operations, and within his organization, led the team responsible all remote horizontal drilling and well monitoring.

    Clif is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and earned a Masters in Computer Information Systems from Boston University.

  • Kathy VanLandingham
    IT Director - Corporate Services
    LyondellBasell

  • John Varkey
    Vice President, Enterprise Digital Services
    Waste Management

    John Varkey is the Vice President, Enterprise Digital Services for Waste Management. In this role, John is responsible for setting the technology direction for the organization and for enhancing and operating Waste Management’s applications and infrastructure. Key initiatives include integrating acquisitions, supporting the digital growth agenda, and improving the performance of the company’s technology assets.

    John has 20 years of experience managing IT teams. Prior to joining Waste Management, John was CIO of Direct Energy.  He has previously held IT management positions with companies such as ADP and JPMorgan Chase.

    John received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University and an MBA from Rice University.

  • Allen Wuescher
    Vice President & CIO
    Toshiba

    As Vice President and CIO of Toshiba International Incorporated (TIC), Allen is leading digital transformation efforts for Toshiba’s Industrials Systems and Solutions business segment in the USA. Activities that he is responsible for associated with TIC’c digital transformation strategy include system selections and implementations and the evaluation and deployment of new technology in the spaces of Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Storage, Data Analytics and Edge Computing. Allen’s professional mission is to transform Toshiba’s industrials manufacturing sector from a pure products based company into a “cyber services” company. The two overarching attributes necessary for achieving his mission is comradery and communication. Allen is successful in bringing diverse thinking to the table to agree on targets and reach common goals. In his time at Toshiba he has overseen the successful implementations of new ERP Systems, the creation of Toshiba’s IOT industrial technology platform, and the establishment and care of numerous new business partnerships necessary for TIC’s survival in the digital age. Most recently, Allen has led combined teams between third party resources and TIC engineers to construct IOT proof of concepts that address specific customer and business issues.

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October 20, 2020

12:00 PM
WELCOME:  Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy, Antonio Marin, President, SIM Houston and Mark Taylor, CEO, SIM International


12:10 PM
EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: Meredith Harper, VP, CISO, Eli Lilly and Company


12:20 PM
EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: From Crisis to Opportunity: Accelerating Through 2020 into 2021

John Varkey, Vice President, Enterprise Digital Services, Waste Management 


12:30 PM
EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: Leading a Transformation Through a Pandemic

Kathy VanLandingham, CIO, LyondellBasell


12:40 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.

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.

Dave Harger, Vice President - Information Technology, Hi-Crush

Kim Holder, VP - DT Corporate Functions, Baker Hughes

Paul Krueger, Vice President, JB Poindexter

Craig Mackereth, GVP, Global Service Delivery, Support, Rimini Street

Don Reny, VP Information Technology, Toyota

Moderator: Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy


1:05 PM

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Powering Digital Innovation Through Diversity

Numerous research studies reveal that the companies that are most successful in innovating their business models, products and go-to-market strategies draw upon the insights of a diverse team who share different perspectives and ideas for problem solving and tackling new opportunities. In this executive panel, top technology leaders will share their insights on how best to foster diversity and inclusion across the company and effective ways to leverage the viewpoints of a diverse team to drive digital innovation to help the company gain a competitive edge.

Myra Davis, Chief Information Innovation Officer, Texas Children's Hospital

Jesse Carrillo, SVP & CIO, Hines

Vikas Parikh, Chief Architect, LyondellBasell

Allen Wuescher, Vice President and CIO, Toshiba

Moderator: Ken Piddington, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, U.S. Silica Company


1:25 PM

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Crisis and Career:  Preparing for the Next Opportunity

As COVID-19 swept the globe, CEOs and business executives discovered the true value of their technology leaders who had positioned their businesses to make the digital pivot and support a work-from-home environment. This type of foresight, along with the business savvy many technology leaders have acquired, positions technology executives well for future career opportunities. In this panel discussion, discover key recommendations from search executives on how to position your career trajectory successfully and position yourself for the next big opportunity. 

Moderator:  Tim Crawford, CIO Strategic Advisor, AVOA

Jamey Cummings, Senior Client Partner, Korn Ferry

Steve Kendrick, President, KER Partners

Tony Leng, Managing Director, Diversified Search


1:40 PM

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Zero Trust: Securing the Enterprise for the Future

What is Zero Trust beyond a marketing term?  What capabilities represent a definition that can be used to put it all in context?  Hear what the US Army Cyber Command has been evaluating and how businesses in Houston are beginning to incorporate it in their approach to cybersecurity.  Every business has been facing a growing cyber threat, but now with the growth of devices, working remote, and a need for integration across IT, OT, and employee’s homes, together has raised the complexity bar for providing the necessary protections.  Hear how a Zero Trust approach can be applied to both architectural and organizational strategies to best serve the enterprise in this new highly integrated world of devices and remote operating models.

Moderator:  Clif Triplett, Executive Director, Cybersecurity and Risk Management, KEARNEY

Jaynee Beach, PhD, SPC, Director IT Application Development, Woodforest National Bank

Monti Knode, Director of Customer Success, Horizon3.ai


2:05 PM

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  The HMG Tech Innovation Lab - Innovation vs. Invention

Research conducted by HMG Strategy reveals that one of the top focus areas for CIOs, CISOs and technology executives is working with the CEO and the executive team to innovate and grow the business. In this session, HMG Strategy President and CEO Hunter Muller asks the CEOs and leaders of emerging enterprise technology companies about the challenges they solve for clients, the innovation they deliver to companies, and how their solutions are differentiated in the market. 

Moderator:  Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy

Snehal Antani, Founder & CEO, Horizon3.ai

Partha Panda, CEO, Cysiv


2:35 PM

HMG 2020 TOP GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY EXECUTIVES WHO MATTER AWARDS

Paul Krueger, Vice President, JB Poindexter

Venu Madduri, CIO, Mears Group

Platinum Partners

  • Rimini Street

    Rimini Street, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMNI) is a global provider of enterprise software products and services, the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products and a Salesforce partner. The Company offers premium, ultra-responsive and integrated application management and support services that enable enterprise software licensees to save significant costs, free up resources for innovation and achieve better business outcomes. Nearly 1,900 Global Fortune 500, midmarket, public sector and other organizations from a broad range of industries rely on Rimini Street as their trusted enterprise software products and services provider.

    https://www.riministreet.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

Marketplace 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/
  • 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 4,000 organizations to protect against threats to the cloud, email, IoT, networks and industrial systems. The company has over 1,300 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/
  • Aryaka

    Aryaka, the Cloud-First WAN company, brings agility, simplicity and a great experience to consuming the WAN-as-a-service. An optimized global network and innovative technology stack delivers the industry’s #1 managed SD-WAN service and sets the gold standard for application performance. Aryaka’s SmartServices platform offers connectivity, application acceleration, security, cloud networking and insights leveraging global orchestration and provisioning. The company’s customers include hundreds of global enterprises including several in the Fortune 100.

    https://www.aryaka.com/?utm_source=hmg&utm_medium=syndication&utm_content=home-page
  • Forescout

    Forescout Technologies is the leader in Enterprise of Things security, offering a holistic platform that continuously identifies, segments and enforces compliance of every connected thing across any heterogeneous network. The Forescout platform is the most widely deployed, scalable, enterprise-class solution for agentless device visibility and control. It deploys quickly on your existing infrastructure – without requiring agents, upgrades or 802.1X authentication. Fortune 1000 companies and government organizations trust Forescout to reduce the risk of business disruption from security incidents or breaches, ensure and demonstrate security compliance and increase security operations productivity. Don’t just see it. Secure it. Visit us to learn how Forescout provides active defense for the Enterprise of Things.

    https://www.forescout.com/
  • Obsidian Security

    Obsidian Cloud Detection and Response delivers frictionless security for SaaS. With unified visibility across applications, users, and data, security teams can quickly investigate breaches, uncover insider threats, and harden the security of their cloud environments with no negative impact to production. Using a unique identity-centric approach, Obsidian is capable of stopping even the most advanced attacks across SaaS and cloud services. Obsidian was founded by industry veterans from Cylance, Carbon Black and the NSA, and is backed by Greylock Partners, Wing, and GV.

    https://www.obsidiansecurity.com/
  • PagerDuty

    PagerDuty, Inc. (NYSE:PD) is a leader in digital operations management. In an always-on world, organizations of all sizes trust PagerDuty to help them deliver a perfect digital experience to their customers, every time. Teams use PagerDuty to identify issues and opportunities in real time and bring together the right people to fix problems faster and prevent them in the future. Notable customers include Netflix, Shopify, Cox Automotive, Box, Slack, DoorDash, Lululemon and more. PagerDuty was founded in 2008 by three innovative software developers who knew what it was like to carry the pager for “always on” cloud services. They made a bet that the early practice and culture of DevOps which encourages collaboration between development and operations would become strategic for every company. What started as automating on-call rotations has evolved into a platform that helps 12,000 companies across 90 countries proactively manage their digital operations so their teams can spend less time reacting to incidents and more time building for the future.

    https://www.pagerduty.com/
  • Tessian

    Tessian builds technology to empower people to work safely, without security getting in their way. We believe people shouldn’t have to be security experts to do their jobs. Tessian’s Human Layer Security platform automatically protects your employees on email - where they spend 40% of their time - from risks like data exfiltration, accidental data loss and phishing. We’ve raised $60m from legendary security investors like Sequoia and Accel and have over 150 employees located in San Francisco and London.

    https://www.tessian.com/
  • Tanium

    Tanium offers a unified endpoint management and security platform that is built for the world’s most demanding IT environments. Many of the largest and most sophisticated organizations, including more than half of the Fortune 100, top retailers and financial institutions, and four branches of the US Armed Forces rely on Tanium to make confident decisions, operate efficiently and effectively, and remain resilient against disruption. Tanium ranks 7th on the Forbes list of “Top 100 Private Companies in Cloud Computing” for 2019 and 10th on FORTUNE’s list of the “100 Best Medium Workplaces.”

    https://www.tanium.com/
  • Globant

    We create software products that emotionally connect our customers with millions of consumers and employees using just the right blend of design and innovation. We embrace the power of artificial intelligence to augment our capabilities and contribute to the advancement of the technology industry as we dream to make the world a better place one step at a time. We do all that through our Studios, deep pockets of expertise on the latest technologies and trends. Our Studio model fosters creativity and innovation while allowing us to build, enhance, and consolidate expertise around a variety of emerging technologies. We have mastered a unique way of organizing our teams known as the Agile Pod model. Driven by a culture of self-regulated teamwork, each team—or Pod—works directly with our customers with a full maturity path that evolves as they increase speed, quality and autonomy. Opposed to the traditional IT services structures, our pods at Globant eliminates the need for command and control methods and provides teams with full independence in customer interaction.

    https://www.globant.com/
  • Awake Security

    Awake Security is the only advanced network detection and response company that delivers answers, not alerts. By combining artificial intelligence with human expertise, Awake autonomously models and hunts for both insider and external attacker behaviors, while providing triage, digital forensics and incident response across the new network—perimeter, core, IoT and cloud networks. The Awake Security Platform does this by deeply analyzing billions of network communications to autonomously discover, profile and classify every device, user and application across any network. Using a multi-dimensional machine learning approach, Awake then models complex adversarial behaviors and connects the dots across entities, time, protocols and attack stage. Unlike legacy network detection and response tools that rely primarily on unsupervised learning to spot anomalies from “normal” baselines, Awake instead compares entity behaviors to the peer group and the rest of the organization. This enables Awake to deliver threat detections with low false positives and negatives and provides the context necessary for triage, incident response and remediation. Awake is also thus able to avoid temporal baselining and ongoing training challenges that add to operational overhead. Independent testing proves out these differentiators and shows Awake is more than twice as accurate and produces almost 1500% less noise than the competition. Awake is ranked #1 by EMA for time to value and was recognized as the #1 information security solution being evaluated by global 1000 companies in Enterprise Technology Research’s (ETR) Summer 2019 Emerging Technology Study. Awake is backed by Greylock Partners, Bain Capital Ventures, Evolution Equity Partners, Energize Ventures and Liberty Global Ventures.

    https://awakesecurity.com/
  • Sonatype

    The Sonatype journey started 10 years ago, just as the concept of “open source” software development was gaining steam. From our humble beginning as core contributors to Apache Maven, to supporting the world’s largest repository of open source components (Central), to distributing the world's most popular repository manager (Nexus), we’ve played a meaningful role in helping the world embrace the power of open innovation. Over time, we witnessed the staggering volume and variety of open source libraries that began flowing into every development environment in the world. We understood that when open source components are properly managed, they provide tremendous energy for accelerating innovation. Conversely, when unmanaged, open-source "gone wild" can lead directly to security vulnerabilities, licensing risks, enormous rework, and waste. Our vision today is simple. We are laser-focused on helping organizations continuously harness all of the good that open source has to offer, without any of the risks.

    https://www.sonatype.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
  • Russell Reynolds Associates

    Russell Reynolds Associates is a premier provider of senior-level executive search and assessment, serving clients globally for 40 years. We advise our clients on recruiting and retaining outstanding and impactful leaders, and help them mitigate the risks associated with senior level appointments. We are a private firm with 39 offices across North and South America, Europe and Asia/Pacific, covering all major business regions including Africa, Eastern Europe and Russia, the Middle East and the South Pacific. We leverage our collective expertise to identify and assess leaders who can support the growth and success of our client organizations. Our 300 experienced consultants are supported by a global research network We complete more than 2,000 assignments annually, across a broad range of industries and functional roles.

    http://www.russellreynolds.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
  • 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
  • Menlo Ventures

    Menlo Ventures is a venture capital firm that strives to have a positive impact on everything we do. That’s why we support businesses including Betterment, Carta, Roku, Poshmark, Uber, and Warby Parker that are reimagining life and work for the better. Over 43 years, we’ve grown a portfolio that includes more than 70 public companies, over 100 mergers and acquisitions, and $5.5 billion under management. We invest at every stage and in every sector, with expertise in Consumer, Enterprise, and Healthcare. From developing market strategies to creating communities, we provide real impact where entrepreneurs need it most. When we’re in, we’re all in.

    https://www.menlovc.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 Houston

    SIM(Society of Information Management) International is a professional networking and collaborative group of senior IT executives, CIO’s , VP’s of IT, Directors, prominent academicians, selected consultants, and other IT thought leaders. SIM has over 39 local chapters and 5,000 members from more than 500 major organizations around the world. SIM-Houston is a very active chapter with over 220+ members and growing and offers monthly meetings where executive peers hear presentations by top practitioners, industry leaders and recognized experts in information technology and the business community. SIM-Houston offers many opportunities for social and fun events (top golf, golf tournaments, clay pigeon, etc.), community involvement in STEM, financial support and scholarship for our technical high school, college and entrepreneur organizations. Our vision is to be recognized in the community as the best organization most preferred by IT leaders for delivering vital knowledge that creates business value and enables personal development. If you are interested in learning more, please be our guest at one of our meetings and join this dynamic organization. Just email us at: membership@simhouston.org.

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The Houston 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.

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