Past Summits

2020 HMG Live! Greenwich CIO Executive Leadership Summit

The Way Forward - Charting Your Course for the New Reality

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

 


  • Dr. David Bray
    Inaugural Director, Global GeoTech Center & Commission
    Atlantic Council

    Dr. David A. Bray was named one of the top "24 Americans Who Are Changing the World" under 40 by Business Insider in 2016. He was also named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum for 2016-2021. He also accepted a role of Co-Chair for an IEEE Committee focused on Artificial Intelligence, automated systems, and innovative policies globally for 2016-2017 and has been serving as a Visiting Executive In-Residence at Harvard University since 2015. He has been named a Marshall Memorial Fellow for 2017-2018 and will travel to Europe to discuss Trans-Atlantic issues of common concern including exponential technologies and the global future ahead. He also will start a new role as Executive Director for the People-Centered Internet coalition founded and chaired by Vint Cerf in October 2017.

    David enjoys creative problem solving. He began working for the U.S. government at age 15 on computer simulations at a high-energy physics facility investigating quarks and neutrinos. In later roles, he designed new telemedicine interfaces and space-based forest fire forecasting prototypes for the Department of Defense. From 1998-2000 he volunteered as a part-time crew lead with Habitat for Humanity International in the Philippines, Honduras, Romania, and Nepal while also working as a project manager with Yahoo! and a Microsoft partner firm. Dr. Bray then joined as IT Chief for the Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Program at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, leading the program's technology response to during 9/11, anthrax in 2001, Severe Acute Respiratory System in 2003, and other international public health emergencies. He later completed a PhD from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School and two post-doctoral associateships at MIT and Harvard in 2008.

    David likes to be a digital diplomat and a "human flak jacket" for teams of change agents working in turbulent environments. He volunteered in 2009 to deploy to Afghanistan to help "think differently" on military and humanitarian issues and in 2010 became a Senior National Intelligence Service Executive advocating for increased information interoperability, cybersecurity, and protection of civil liberties. In 2012, he became the Executive Director for the bipartisan National Commission for Review of Research and Development Programs of the United States Intelligence Community, later receiving the National Intelligence Exceptional Achievement Medal. He received both the Arthur S. Flemming Award and Roger W. Jones Award for Executive Leadership in 2013. He also was chosen to be an Eisenhower Fellow to meet with leaders in Taiwan and Australia on multisector cyber strategies for the "Internet of Everything" in 2015.

    David passions include "near impossible missions" involving humans and technology in challenging circumstances. He has served as the Chief Information Officer for the Federal Communications Commission, leading FCC's IT Transformation since 2013. Through the efforts of a team of positive change agents, he led the transformation of the FCC's legacy IT with more than 207 different systems to award-winning tech. This included rolling-out new cloud-based IT that achieved results in 1/2 the time at 1/6 the cost. He was selected to be one of the "Fedscoop 50" for Leadership in 2014, 2015, and 2016 and the recipient of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronic Association's Outstanding Achievement Award for Civilian Government in 2015. Dr. Bray also received the global CIO 100 Award twice, which usually is awarded to private sector Fortune 500 companies, both in 2015 and 2017, for his transformational leadership.

  • Hank Capps
    MD, SVP, Chief Digital Health and Engagement Officer
    Novant Health

    Dr. Capps is a Senior Vice President, Chief Digital Health and Engagement Officer at Novant Health. He is the system leader for digital health and engagement business division which includes the comprehensive virtual venue of care, acceleration of an omni-channel digital engagement strategy and incorporation of emerging technology into care delivery transformation. He previously served as the chief operating officer of the Novant Health Physician Network as well as chief operating officer and chief medical information officer of the Novant Health Medical Group.   He has also been a practicing family medicine physician at Novant Health for 17 years. Dr. Capps graduated from Campbell University in Buies Creek, N.C. and received his medical degree from East Carolina Brody School of Medicine in Greenville, N.C.

    Dr. Capps is a Senior Vice President, Chief Digital Health and Engagement Officer at Novant Health.  He is leading transformational work for Novant Health as the system rapidly accelerates non-traditional growth and next-generation quality powered by innovative technology.  The new business division has launched a comprehensive virtual venue of care, accelerated an omni-channel digital engagement strategy and is incorporating emerging consumer technology into care delivery.  Novant Health recently eclipsed the 1,000,000,000th consumer actively connected in our digital community.  Dr. Capps has led numerous digital innovations over his career including the launch of Novant Health’s first online patient experience, pioneering virtual care, development of Community Voice (an online community of engaged consumers helping design future care), implementing a novel real-time online appointment digital platform and launching the first and longest route medical supply drone operations in the United States. 

    Prior to his current role, Dr. Capps served as the Chief Operating Officer of the Novant Health Medical Group and the Novant Health Physician Network during a time of rapid from over 400 locations to over 600 locations with revenue increasing from 700M to 1.2B.  During that time, the physician enterprise had nation-leading quality, patient experience and team member satisfaction.   Dr. Capps also served as Chief Medical Information Officer of the Novant Health Medical Group during the implementation of Epic.  Novant Health was awarded the prestigious HIMSS Ambulatory Stage 7 Award at the time doubling the number of the locations in the world with that recognition and later the HIMSS Davies Award. 

    Dr. Capps has been a national thought leader on patient experience and consumer engagement speaking on many national stages.  He has been a practicing family medicine physician at Novant Health for over 17 years.  Dr. Capps graduated from Campbell University in Buies Creek, N.C. and received his medical degree from East Carolina Brody School of Medicine in Greenville, N.C.  He has an amazing wife, Jennifer and two children, Lindsay and Austin

  • Richard M. Entrup
    Managing Director, Enterprise Innovation and 5G Solutions
    Verizon

    Richard Entrup is Managing Director, Enterprise Innovation and 5G Solutions at Verizon, focused on helping enterprise clients explore the art of the possible to fully leverage 5G and emerging technology in support of digital transformation and innovation. Prior to Verizon, Richard held various technology leadership roles at prominent global brands including Christie’s, Disney/ABC TV Group, Time Warner, The Museum of Modern Art, Viacom, and Tiffany & Company. He also served as CIO at a global law firm and several healthcare companies with documented success aligning technology investments to strategic business objectives and digital transformation.

    A passionate advocate of continuing education and paying it forward, Richard is an active mentor to students in the Executive Masters in Technology Management Program at Columbia University, a Mentor for MicroMentor, a former Taproot Advisor to non-profits via the Disney VoluntEARS program, and a former board member of the Society of Information Management (SIM). As an industry thought leader, Richard is a frequent speaker and panelist at technology conferences and guest lecturer at local universities and is also a CIO Advisory Board member for Greylock Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Mayfield Fund, Blumberg Capital, and HMG Strategy.

  • Kevin Fleet
    VP of Data Strategy
    Informatica

    Kevin Fleet is Vice President of Data Strategy at Informatica, with global delivery responsibility for Informatica's customer adoption services program. Kevin's team leverages unparalleled experience to help ensure Informatica's most strategic subscription customers quickly realize value from their investment.

    Active in writing about and discussing issues in the data management industry, Kevin speaks at industry conferences and recently co-authored "The Data Strategy Playbook: A CIO's Practical Guide to Driving Change." Link to the Playbook: https://www.informatica.com/lp/data-strategy-playbook_3422.html

  • 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.

  • Barry French
    CMO
    Nokia

    As the company’s Chief Marketing Officer, Barry has responsibility for all Nokia marketing, communications, government relations, industry analyst relations, and corporate responsibility, as well as employee health, safety and security. He joined Nokia in 2006 and played key roles in the creation of Nokia Siemens Networks, its dramatic turnaround starting in 2011, the acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent, the revitalization of the Nokia brand, and the development of a high-performance culture and operating model in Nokia. Since taking responsibility for the Nokia brand in 2014, Barry has driven its transformation from an ailing mobile phone brand to a recognized innovation leader in the technologies that enable our connected lives.

    Barry started his career in the world of political consulting, working with clients in the United States and in more than a dozen other countries who were seeking elected office or working to build support for significant policy initiatives, such as privatization and land reform. During his career, he has worked at companies including the Sawyer/Miller Group, Dell, Raytheon, and United Airlines. He holds a Master’s degree in International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, New York, United States.

    Barry has been married to his lovely wife Karen for almost 30 years. He enjoys running (slowly), hiking in the mountains (even more slowly), and trying to keep pace with his three young-adult children and two golden retrievers. He and his family have lived in Helsinki, Finland and London, United Kingdom, and are currently residents of Dallas, Texas, United States.

    • Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Marketing and Corporate Affairs, Nokia 2014–2016
    • Head of Marketing and Corporate Affairs, Nokia Siemens Networks 2010–2014
    • Head of Communications, Nokia Siemens Networks 2006–2010
    • Vice President, Corporate Communications, United Airlines 2004–2006
    • Director, Corporate Communications, Dell 2000–2004
    • Additional roles incl. communications, government relations and management positions at Engineering Animation, Raytheon, KRC Research and the Sawyer/Miller Group

    Current positions of trust

    • Member of the Board of Directors of HMD Global

  • Tsvi Gal
    Head of Enterprise Technology Services (Infrastructure)
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

    Previously, Tsvi Gal was a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley where he led the strategy, architecture and engineering efforts. Tsvi has over 25 years of technology and operations experience mostly in financial services global corporations.

    Tsvi’s career included work as CTO and CIO in several banks including Merrill Lynch/Bank of America, Deutsche Bank and Wells Fargo as well as in non-banks including general partner of a private equity firm, president of AT&T.com and CIO of Time Warner Music.

  • Michelle Garvey
    Chief Information Officer
    J. Crew

    Ms. Garvey previously held CIO positions with ANN INC., Warnaco, Brooks Brothers, Memberworks, and Sportmart, with previous experience at retailers such as Crate and Barrel, the Registry Stores, and Ames Department Stores, after starting her career in consulting with Arthur Andersen. Ms. Garvey holds a BS in Civil Engineering and an MBA in Finance from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

  • Wolfgang Goerlich
    Advisory CISO
    Duo Security

    J. Wolfgang Goerlich is an Advisory CISO for Duo Security. Prior to this role, he led IT and IT security in the healthcare and financial services verticals. He has led advisory and assessment practices in several cyber security consulting firms. Wolfgang regularly presents at regional and national conferences on the topics of risk management, incident response, business continuity, secure development life cycles and more. 

  • Carla Harris
    Vice Chairman, Wealth Management, Managing Director and Senior Client Advisor
    Morgan Stanley

    Carla Harris is a Vice Chairman, Managing Director and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley.  She is responsible for increasing client connectivity and penetration to enhance revenue generation across the firm. She formerly headed the Emerging Manager Platform, the equity capital markets effort for the consumer and retail industries and was responsible for Equity Private Placements.  In her 30 year career, Ms. Harris has had extensive industry experiences in the technology, media, retail, telecommunications, transportation, industrial, and healthcare sectors. In August 2013, Carla Harris was appointed by President Barack Obama to chair the National Women’s Business Council.

    For more than a decade, Ms. Harris was a senior member of the equity syndicate desk and executed such transactions as initial public offerings for UPS, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Ariba, Redback, the General Motors sub-IPO of Delphi Automotive, and the $3.2 Billion common stock transaction for Immunex Corporation, one of the largest biotechnology common stock transactions in U.S. history.  Ms. Harris was named to Fortune Magazine’s list of “The 50 Most Powerful Black Executives in Corporate America”, Fortune’s Most Influential List, U. S. Bankers Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance (2009, 2010, 2011), Black Enterprise’s Top 75 Most Powerful Women in Business (2017),  and “Top 75 African Americans on Wall Street”, and to Essence Magazine’s list of “The 50 Women Who are Shaping the World”, Ebony’s list of the Power 100 and “15 Corporate Women at the Top” and was named “Woman of the Year 2004” by the Harvard Black Men’s Forum  and  in 2011 by the Yale Black Men’s Forum.

    Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Carla received an MBA, Second Year Honors from Harvard Business School and an AB in economics from Harvard University, Magna Cum Laude.  Carla has also received Honorary Doctorates of Laws, Humanities and Business from Marymount Manhattan College, Bloomfield College, Jacksonville University, Simmons College, the College of New Rochelle, St. Thomas Aquinas College and Fisk University, Wake Forest University and Felician University respectively. Carla Harris is actively involved in her community and heartily believes that “we are blessed so that we can be a blessing to someone else.”

    She is the past Chair of the Board of the Morgan Stanley Foundation and of The Executive Leadership Council, and sits on the boards of Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO), A Better Chance, Inc, and St. Vincent’s Hospitals, and is an active member of the St. Charles Gospelites of the St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church and the Mark Howell Singers.  She is a member of the board of overseers of Harvard University and of the board of directors of the Walmart Corporation. Ms. Harris was co-chair of the National Social Action Commission of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. She has been named to the New Jersey Hall of Fame (2015) and has received the Bert King Award from the Harvard Business School African American Alumni Association, the 2005 Women’s Professional Achievement Award from Harvard University, the Pierre Toussaint Medallion from the Office of Black Ministry of the Archdiocese of New York, the Women of Power Award given by the National Urban League, the Women of Influence Award from The Links, Incorporated and many other awards.  In her other life, Carla is a singer who has sold out concerts at the Apollo Theatre, and released her third gospel CD “Unceasing Praise” (2011) , her second CD, a gospel album titled, “Joy Is Waiting”, was featured on BET Nightly News while her first CD entitled, “Carla’s First Christmas”, was a bestseller on Amazon.com in New York and in record stores, and was featured on the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather in his “American Dream” segment.  She has performed 5 sold out concerts at Carnegie Hall. Carla is also the author of the books, Strategize to Win (2014) and of Expect to Win (2009) (Hudson Press).

  • Jean Hill
    Managing Director
    Alvarez & Marsal

    Jean Hill is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal’s Corporate Performance Improvement in New York, and is also the National Solution Leader for CPI’s Digital and Technology Services practice. She specializes in leading initiatives that re-imagine enterprise strategy and leverage technology to drive transformative change and results. With more than 25 years of experience, Ms. Hill has provided leadership for complex engagements, delivering actionable plans to ignite change, address leadership gaps and drive value. She has worked across multiple business contexts including mergers and acquisitions (M&A), enterprise transformations and periods of rapid growth.

    Currently at A&M, Ms. Hill is working with a $30 billion financial services company to establish new capabilities in an effective and compliant manner, including a multi-business line transformation to improve overall regulatory compliance. She also recently developed and implemented a strategy for a major healthcare provider that entailed a new sourcing model, revamping their technology offerings and restructuring their technology organization that led to $400 million in savings.

    Prior to joining A&M, Ms. Hill was the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of First New York Securities, where she built a technology platform that allowed the business to transform from a prop shop into an asset management company. She held a number of senior roles at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Merrill Lynch and DLJ. As a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley, she led both its global wealth and institutional technology services organizations. She created and implemented managed-services models with strategic partners in the service desk and desktop support, among others. These initiatives led to steady service improvements and savings of more than $100 million.

    Ms. Hill earned a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and a J.D. from Fordham University. She is admitted to the New York Bar. She is an active Cornell alum and serves on the Cornell Council, the President’s Council of Cornell Women and the Advisory Board for the Cornell undergraduate business program. Ms. Hill also sits on the Board of Directors for Per Scholas, a workforce development non-profit. She is a passionate advocate for diversity in the workplace and frequently speaks and leads panel discussions at diversity forums and events.

  • Jeanette Horan
    Experienced Board Member and Strategic Advisor

    Jeanette Horan currently serves on the boards of Wolters Kluwer, Nokia, and West Corp. Wolters Kluwer is a global company that provides information, software, and services to legal, business, tax, accounting, finance, audit, risk, compliance, and healthcare professionals. West Corp is a technology enabled telecommunications services provider. Nokia is a global leader in creating the technologies at the heart of our connected world.

    Ms. Horan retired from IBM in July 2015 after 17 years with the company. Her most recent role was Managing Director for the Bank of America account. In this role she was responsible for IBM’s business with the Bank, bringing IBM innovations to help the Bank in their ongoing transformation.  

    Previously Ms. Horan was the Chief Information Officer of IBM where she led the development and implementation of a technology strategy in close partnership with the business. Her emphasis was on the confluence of social, mobile, cloud and analytics; and how to use these technologies securely to personalize and enhance employee and client experiences. Ms. Horan led the implementation of a comprehensive cybersecurity program for IBM bringing technology, policy and education together to safeguard IBM assets.

    Ms. Horan has extensive experience in the technology industry with leadership roles in software product development and business strategy.

    A native of the United Kingdom, Ms. Horan earned a bachelors degree in Mathematics from the University of London and an MBA from Boston University.

  • Dutt Kalluri
    SVP Office of CIO/SVP Global Technology
    Broadridge

    I am a futurist, visionary, technology strategist and a digital transformation evangelist with proven ability to define transformative business-focused IT strategies to maximize today’s opportunities while preparing for the future. I successfully defined and executed technology vision and strategy to evolve enterprises as technology organizations, managed global digital transformation programs, developed cost take out strategies and worked on emerging technologies like AI/ML, Blockchain, Robotic Process Automation. I am a recognized thought leader known for innovating fast and reliable solutions

    I am a strategic and versatile executive with extensive international and domestic leadership success at both multinationals and start-ups. I believe strongly in integrating core values into business vision, connecting strategy to execution, and inspiring colleagues and teams to achieve their best.

    My colleagues view me as a transparent leader with uncompromising integrity and high expectations of performance, as a coach who seeks to challenge and develop staff, and as a mentor who wants to help guide and counsel top performers. Most importantly, I am valued for inspiring colleagues to achieve their best in a collaborative, team-based environment. I am known as a calming force who drives organizational and process change initiatives while maintaining high standards for performance.

    My core competencies include P&L Management; Enterprise IT Strategy, IT Development, Technology Implementation, Transformation, Aligning Business & Technology, Risk Management, Strategic Planning & Analysis, Performance Turnarounds, Team Development & Leadership, Client Relationship Management, Cross-Functional Leadership, Emerging Technologies, Product Lifecycle Management, Enterprise Architectures, Public/private/hybrid cloud strategy & execution, organizational design and effectiveness.

  • Rhona Kannon
    Principal Director
    CyberCoders

  • Khalid Kark
    Research Director, CIO Program
    Deloitte

    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.

  • Beverly Lieberman
    President
    Halbrecht Lieberman Associates

    Beverly Lieberman is President of Halbrecht Lieberman Associates, a leading, retained executive search firm, specializing in recruiting CIOs and CTOs.

    Ms. Lieberman joined Halbrecht Associates in 1986 and became the owner in 1991.  She has successfully managed searches for Fortune 500 companies as well as early-stage businesses.  Industries served include healthcare, insurance, higher education, financial services, retail, manufacturing, government, management consulting, high technology, law and communications.

    In addition to executive search, Ms. Lieberman has established an executive coaching practice.  She coaches senior executives in the areas of performance improvement and career development.

    Ms. Lieberman has a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Michigan and graduated from the prestigious M.I.T Sloan School Executive Management Program.

    Prior to joining Halbrecht Associates, Ms. Lieberman was a Human Resource executive with a Fortune 500 multinational conglomerate and a leading New England bank, where she managed major recruitment efforts for professional and senior level technical staff. 

    Ms. Lieberman is a frequent speaker at professional societies and conferences and is often quoted in major business and trade publications.  She has been a featured writer for CIO Magazine.  Ms. Lieberman is a long-standing member of the Society for Information Management (SIM) and currently serves on the Board of Directors.  In addition, Ms. Lieberman is a Board member of the University of Bridgeport’s Industry Advisory Board.  Ms. Lieberman was selected by Executive Recruiter News as one of the 50 leading retained search professionals.  She is also recognized by John Sibbald’s The Career Makers, as one of the nation’s top recruiters

  • Hunter Muller
    President and 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 ecosystems 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 HMG Next Ventures, 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.

  • Jim Panos
    CIO
    Central National Gottesman Inc.

    Jim Panos is currently the Chief Information Officer at Central National Gottesman Inc., a privately held $4+ billion merchant in the paper and pulp industry. Prior to that, Jim was the Director of Strategic Programs for The Dannon Company, where he led a number of key initiatives, including the implementation of Advanced Sales and Operations Planning for North America. He was also a partner at Accenture leading multiple Supply Chain and ERP programs in the Consumer Goods and Pharmaceutical industry groups.

  • David Pogue
    Technology Columnist, TV Correspondent and Author

    From 2000 to 2013, David Pogue was the New York Times weekly tech columnist. After a five-year detour to Yahoo Finance, he’s now he’s back at the Times, writing the “Crowdwise” feature for the “Smarter Living” section. He’s a four-time Emmy winner for his stories on “CBS Sunday Morning,” and a host of 17 science specials on “NOVA” on PBS. 
     
    David is one of the world’s best-selling “how-to” authors, with more than 100 titles and 3 million copies in print. They include seven books in the “For Dummies” series, his own Pogue’s Basics series of essential tips and shortcuts, and the Missing Manual series of computer books.
     
    David graduated summa cum laude from Yale in 1985 with distinction in music, and he spent ten years conducting and arranging Broadway musicals in New York. He has won a Loeb Award for journalism and an honorary doctorate in music.  He has been profiled on 48 Hours and 60 Minutes.

  • Joseph Puglisi
    VP IT
    Nice-Pak Products, Inc.

    Mr. Puglisi is a business and technology professional with extensive experience managing complex business and technical environments across industries. He has repeatedly maximized the effectiveness of existing staff and improved relationships with business leaders. He is adept at building and leading teams and creating cross-functional partnerships to deliver on business initiatives. Mr. Puglisi has particular strengths in leadership, strategic vision, innovation and communication. In his column, View from the Bridge, he writes about business and technology and makes interesting, often humorous personal observations. Mr. Puglisi is currently a member of the North Andover Investors Collaborative, Board member of a specialty beverage manufacturer, Partner at Versento and advisor to several other companies. Most recently, Mr. Puglisi was Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Innovairre Communications, the worldwide leader in fundraising, supporting agencies and nonprofit organizations. Prior to that, Mr. Puglisi was Vice President and CIO for EMCOR Group Inc., the world's leader in specialty construction, facilities services and energy infrastructure, Vice President and CIO at Chartwell Re, a major insurance and reinsurance company and Corporate Director of IT at Lehrer McGovern Bovis, one of the largest Construction Management firms in the world. Mr. Puglisi started his business career as a partner of a quantitative marketing analysis consulting company for over 14 years. Responsibilities included sales, account management, marketing, product development, system installation, training, support and management consulting.

  • Anna Ransley
    Vice President, Digital and Technology
    Heineken

    Anna Ransley is an experienced CIO and digital transformation executive, currently heading the IT function at Heineken USA as a Vice President, GIS.  This multi-faceted role consists developing and executing an ambitious technology transformation for a highly progressive organization by championing leading edge digital efforts as well as rebuilding core back-office systems to modernize the workplace.

    Her extensive track record of setting and achieving business strategies by innovative application of technical solutions and re-engineering spanned roles in marketing and most areas of technology in a variety of industries and disciplines. These roles resulted in successful implementations of ERP and CRM Systems, leveraging big data and predictive analytics to uncover revenue generating insights and leading large organizational transformations of cross-functional and global teams.

    Anna is an accomplished practitioner with career highlights that include international leadership roles at Boerhinger Ingelheim – a global Fortune 500 Pharmaceutical, Connolly, Inc – an audit recovery firm, Hyperion Solutions - a leading Software company acquired by Oracle, and consulting at Keane that exposed her to a number of fortune 100 companies and industries to frame her perspective.

    Anna has a special interest in transforming teams into business differentiating partners, and believes that one of the best ways of accomplishing that is through developing organizational talent that has both depth in technology and business drivers to take advantage of rapidly changing landscape of technological advances.

  • Colette Rubio
    SVP, Enterprise Technology
    WWE

    Colette Rubio is known for building and retaining high caliber teams, technical acumen and ability to acquire business knowledge. She leads the Enterprise Technology organization of WWE, an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. Colette delivers innovative solutions to drive strategic business outcomes.

    With over 20 years of experience in technology leadership roles she has successfully managed technology organizations in Consumer Products, Pharmaceuticals, Media and Management Consulting industries. In each of these industries, she has provided creative solutions to streamline business processes, met difficult challenges and turned around failing initiatives.

    Prior to joining WWE, Colette held roles at HBO, Time Warner, Pepsico, BD and Ernst and Young.

    She holds an M.B.A. International Business, Pace University and B.B.A. Computer Systems, Baruch College, City University of New York.

  • Neelu Sethi
    SVP & CIO
    Reddy Ice

  • James Williams
    Director, CIO Advisory - Modern Delivery
    KPMG

    As KPMG's Modern Delivery solution leader, James integrates Agile principles, DevOps approaches, product management methodologies and automated value chain functions to create collaborative cultures that drive outcomes.  With more than 20 years of global management consulting and business experience, he applies his advanced knowledge of application development, cloud, and infrastructure automation capabilities to define and execute strategies that break down traditional silos and address critical operational challenges while enabling the successful delivery of new and improved client services.   

    James has also defined and executed strategic infrastructure modernization programs, which have included the migration of applications workloads to cloud platforms and the creation of consumable architectural components to support cloud operations.

    James has advised global companies across the communications, energy, consumer goods manufacturing and financial services industries. 

    James holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from Penn State University and resides in Dallas, Texas with his wife Michelle Williams their 2 children, Faith and Wesley.  His passions include mentoring, watching football, and hiking.

  • Gabrielle Wolfson
    CIO & CDO
    Quest Diagnostics

    Gabrielle Wolfson is Senior Vice President, Chief Information & Digital Officer for Quest Diagnostics.

    Ms. Wolfson leads technology, informatics and digital solutions at Quest, continuing the important work of the Healthcare Technology and Analytics Solutions (HTAS) team to empower consumers, providers, health systems and payers with critical insights to effectively manage population health. She also leads the Quanum Software and Sports Diagnostics businesses.

    Prior to joining Quest in 2019, she served as Global Chief Information Officer for Xerox Corp. There Ms. Wolfson worked on transforming a high cost, complex technology landscape into a dynamic digital business, offering services on demand both internally and externally. Prior to Xerox, Ms. Wolfson was CIO at Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, Panasonic, Integra Life Sciences and Par Pharmaceutical. Earlier, she was a practice leader in life sciences and pharmaceutical industries at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

    Ms. Wolfson holds a master’s degree in technology management from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Queens College in New York City. She is also a Member of the Governing Body of the Society of Information Management (SIM) and a frequent speaker at CIO executive forums.

  • Sigal Zarmi
    Managing Director - Head of Transformation
    Morgan Stanley

    Sigal Zarmi is Managing Director and Head of Transformation for Morgan Stanley, responsible for modernizing the digital experience through artificial intelligence, machine learning, automation, cloud, data insights and analytics, all to  increase speed and agility in technology and business units.

    Prior to Morgan Stanley Sigal was Vice Chairman and Global CIO for PWC, overseeing the technology strategy that powers PwC professionals, to innovate and solve clients important challenges.  She developed and launched a comprehensive Network-wide technology strategy to modernize global platforms, increasing speed and agility in evolving existing lines of business and expanding into new markets. PwC is a $40 billion organization operating in 157 countries with more than 255,000 employees.

    Prior to PwC, Sigal was the CIO of GE Capital / Americas and spent 18 years at GE overseeing technology transformation for several different business units. Sigal also held leadership positions at two financial services firms and began her career as a developer at Motorola.

    Sigal holds an M.B.A. from Columbia University in New York City and a B.S. in engineering from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel

  • Al Zollar
    Executive Partner
    Siris Capital Group

    Over the past 40 plus years, Al has had several distinct business experiences, with the common thread being his deep involvement in a wide range of software technologies. His foundational experience was 34 years at the IBM Corporation, spending his first nine years in customer facing roles, and then his latter 25 years growing into various general management roles, primarily in IBM’s software business.

    After retiring from IBM in 2011, and spending a year recharging his batteries at Harvard in their Advanced Leadership Initiative, he began his activities as a tech investor, primarily investing in early stage companies and venture funds.  In addition, over the past 20 years, he has been presented with opportunities to apply his technology experience as a public company board director, specifically in insurance, energy and utilities, software, financial services and capital markets industries.  

    More recently he has spent the last six years working as an operating partner with a leading technology-driven private equity firm, where he has been involved with firms in fault-tolerant and edge computing, cybersecurity, fintech and industrial technology.

    Current affiliations: Public company boards - PSEG Corporation, BNY Mellon Corporation, Nasdaq, Inc.;

    SIRIS Capital Partners private company boards - Stratus Technologies, Pulse Secure, EFI;

    Limited Partnerships - Golden Seeds, Lotus Innovations, MissionOG, 645 Ventures

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The Way Forward - Charting Your Course for the New Reality

October 22, 2020
1:30 - 5:30 PM ET


1:30 - 1:35 PM
Welcome and Introduction

Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy and Jim Panos, CIO, Central National Gottesman Inc. and President, Fairfield/Westchester SIM


1:35 - 2:00 PM
EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW:  The U.S. and China: Implications for the Future of Technology

Barry French, CMO, Nokia, interviewed by Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy

Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy will interview Barry French, Nokia Chief Marketing Officer and head of government relations, on the latest state of U.S. – China relations with a specific focus on the future of technology. They will address topics such as how the U.S. government’s handling of Huawei impacts other technology companies, why people in the Trump administration are talking about investing in Nokia and Ericsson, the risks and opportunities arising from the efforts of the U.S. government to restrict China’s access to U.S. semiconductor capabilities, the impact of China’s push to define standards and “own” next generation networks, and more.  In his role leading government relations for Nokia, Barry has a unique perspective on these issues and has had the opportunity to engage with many governments on these and other topics. 


2:00 - 2:10 PM
EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: Securing the Future of Work: How Cyber AI Learns on the Job

Marcus Fowler, Director of Strategic Threat, Darktrace interviewed by Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy

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 enables businesses to continue communicating, operating, and innovating in the face of an uncertain present and future.


2:10 - 2:35 PM
EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW:  What Exactly is the "New White Man"?

Al Zollar, Executive Partner, Siris Capital Group interviewed by Jeanette Horan, Board Member and Strategic Advisor

In this session, FWSIM Board Member and former IBM CIO, Jeanette Horan will talk with Al Zollar, one of IBM's most senior African American executives about his career and experiences ... and why he has written an essay calling on all of us to think differently about our approach to diversity and inclusion.


2:35 - 3:00 PM
TECHNOLOGY PERSPECTIVES:  The Post Robot Economy

David PogueWorld Renowned Technology Columnist, Emmy-winning CBS News Correspondent and Author

Ever since the self-driving beer truck completed its run across Colorado, it’s clear we don’t need people to drive our trucks. No company in its right mind will pay for these 3.5 million humans (or the 1 million taxi, bus, and Uber drivers).

Meanwhile, Amazon’s Go grocery stores, now in 27 cities, are entirely unmanned; facial recognition and other sensors know what you’ve pulled off the shelf and bill you automatically. There go America’s 8 million cashiers and retail workers (6 percent of the workforce). 

It’s time to start thinking about the post-robot world. What will all of these displaced workers DO? 

Experts suggest things like a “negative income tax,” where everyone would be guaranteed a certain living stipend. But that doesn’t mean that those millions of robot-displaced workers would find MEANING in life.

David will explore where we are on the road to automated employees, prepare audiences practically and emotionally for that very near future, assess just how good or bad the situation will be, and evaluate some of the solutions.


3:00 - 3:20 PM
TRIVIA BREAK - Join in the fun of a trivia game!

Trivia MC's - Rhona Kannon, Principal Director, CyberCoders and  Joe Puglisi, VP-IT, Nice-Pak Products, Inc.

FWSIM News - Anna Ransley, VP, Digital & Technology, Heineken


3:20 - 3:50 PM
EXECUTIVE PANEL:  What's Next for the Business and the CIO? Are CIOs Prepared for the Challenge?

Moderator:  Jean Hill, Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal

Khalid Kark, Research Director, CIO Program, Deloitte

Dutt Kalluri, SVP Office of CIO/SVP Global Technology, Broadridge

Anna Ransley, VP, Digital & Technology, Heineken

Neelu Sethi, SVP & CIO, Reddy Ice

For some, it took a pandemic for business leaders to recognize the importance of technology. When the world changed in March, those companies that were able to pivot quickly to a remote work environment and keep the business humming placed their CIOs and technology leaders in a favorable light. Now, as companies are bracing for remote work and digital business models over the long haul, what steps can CIOs take to further influence the C-suite and guide the future of the business forward?   

This panel of top-tier CIOs and technology executives will share fresh approaches that are working for them along with advice for positioning the technology leader as an enterprise change agent and perhaps even a business leader!


3:50 - 4:25 PM
EXECUTIVE BREAKOUTS

BREAKOUT SESSION I:  Scaling and Sustaining Infrastructure for the Distributed Workforce and Business in a World of Uncertainty

Moderator:  Colette Rubio, SVP, Enterprise Technology, WWE

Hank Capps, Jr. MD, SVP, Chief Digital and Engagement Officer, Novant Health

Tsvi Gal, Head of Enterprise Technology Services (Infrastructure), Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Wolfgang Goerlich, Advisory CISO, Duo Security

James Williams, Director, CIO Advisory - Modern Delivery, KPMG

When companies shifted to remote work environments, many executives thought that it would be a short-term phenomenon. But now that many companies expect to continue operating remotely into 2021 and beyond, many technology executives are recognizing that they need to upgrade their technology infrastructure, manage the risks associated with remote working into their risk assessments long-term and upgrade the skill sets needed to support the distributed workplace.  Will infrastructure become a reliable commodity provisioned by a few experts to all firms or in the digital economy will it be a key asset and those that do it well will win!     

In this executive breakout discussion, discover how top-tier technology leaders are implementing flexible infrastructures and leveraging 3rd party suppliers, to support the distributed business along with how they are aligning technology planning with business strategy. 

BREAKOUT SESSION II:  Exponential Business and Societal Innovation via Digital Acceleration 2.0

Moderator:  Beverly Lieberman, President, Halbrecht Lieberman Associates

Richard M. Entrup, Managing Director, Enterprise Innovation and 5G Solutions, Verizon

Kevin Fleet, VP of Data Strategy, Informatica

Michelle Garvey, CIO, J. Crew

Gabrielle Wolfson
, CIO, Quest Diagnostics

One thing that the current crisis has taught technology leaders is that in order for the business to survive and thrive, decision making has been accelerated and must continue to be for the foreseeable future. Meanwhile, as executive teams grappled with effective ways to grow the business in uncertain times, digital business models have taken center stage.

In this executive breakout session, CIOs and technology executives will share their visions for what they predict to be the next wave of innovative digital advancements, what industries will advance most, and what new technologies and techniques will be introduced to society, consumers and enterprises that will accelerate our lives and businesses even more. 

 


4:25 - 5:00 PM
EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: Your Guide to Surviving (and Thriving) in 2021 and Beyond – Audience Q&A with Dr. David Bray

Dr. David Bray, Inaugural Director, Global GeoTech Center & Commission, Atlantic Council interviewed by Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy

This session is intended to be a lively and interactive Q&A on why digital leaders must ensure their organizations can both survive and thrive in 2021. Advances in data capabilities, tremendous leaps in technologies, and changing geo-economics are introducing major challenges globally for all leaders. These challenges include increasingly complicated tech-meets-geopolitical landscapes, trade wars, the impacts of COVID-19 and a slow global recovery, the challenges of bot-driven misinformation out of context that increasingly polarizes societies, as well as the risk of international tensions becoming more heated and kinetic. Yet, in every crisis there is opportunity. 

Come prepared to consider both just where the world is, and more importantly where the world is headed, so you can be ready to "skate towards the puck" and ensure your organization thrives in 2021 and beyond. Leading this session is Dr. David Bray, who Business Insider named one of the 'top 24 Americans who are changing the world' and who has received the National Intelligence Exceptional Achievement Medal for operating in challenging, turbulent environments. 


5:00 - 5:20 PM
CLOSING KEYNOTE:   Powerful Leadership in Turbulent Times

Introduction:  Sigal Zarmi, Managing Director - Head of Transformation, Morgan Stanley

Carla Harris, Vice Chairman of Global Wealth Management and Senior Client Advisor, Morgan Stanley


5:20 - 5:30 PM
CLOSING COMMENTS

Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy and Jim Panos, CIO, Central National Gottesman Inc. and President, Fairfield/Westchester SIM

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 4,000 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/

Platinum Partners

  • Duo Security

    Duo helps defend organizations against breaches through its easy and effective cloud-based Trusted Access product suite. The company verifies the identity of users, and the health of their devices, before granting them access to applications. Duo’s balance of security and usability has led them to be an enduring and trusted partner to thousands of customers world-wide, including Dresser-Rand, Etsy, Facebook, K-Swiss, Random House, Etsy, Yelp, Zillow, Paramount Pictures, and more. The Ann Arbor, Michigan-based company maintains offices in Austin, Texas; San Mateo, California; and London, and is backed by Benchmark, Geodesic Capital, Google Ventures, Index Ventures, Lead Edge Capital, Meritech Capital Partners, Radar Partners, Redpoint Ventures, True Ventures, and Workday.

    https://duo.com/
  • Informatica

    Digital transformation changes expectations: better service, faster delivery, with less cost. Businesses must transform to stay relevant and data holds the answers. As the world’s leader in Enterprise Cloud Data Management, we’re prepared to help you intelligently lead—in any sector, category or niche. Informatica provides you with the foresight to become more agile, realize new growth opportunities or create new inventions. With 100% focus on everything data, we offer the versatility needed to succeed. We invite you to explore all that Informatica has to offer—and unleash the power of data to drive your next intelligent disruption.

    https://www.informatica.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
  • 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
  • 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

  • NPower

    NPower is a high-performing leader in providing pathways to successful tech careers for young adults from underserved communities and veterans across the US and Canada. NPower’s award winning training programs use curriculum informed by senior industry leaders and labor market trends. On average, NPower graduates 80% of enrolled students, places 100% of graduates in paid internships and has over an 80% rate of success for employment or continued education within 6 months of graduation. We address many of the primary barriers that our veteran community confront. Beyond free technical classes, our career training programs provide in-demand certifications within weeks, paid internships, professional networking and mentorship with business leaders, soft skills coaching, connection to social services, job placement assistance, transit assistance and an opportunity for graduates to give back to the program via our professional volunteer network. We provide ongoing career coaching, advanced certifications, and leadership development for our alumni, ensuring that we are developing true pathways for long-term success for our students.

    http://www.npower.org
  • SIM Fairfield/Westchester

    The Society for Information Management (SIM) is the premier network for IT leaders, comprised of over 3600 members, including CIOs, prominent academicians, consultants, other senior-level IT leaders, and vendors. SIM is a community of thought leaders who share experiences and rich intellectual capital that is applied for the future direction of IT. The Fairfield/Westchester Chapter of SIM is the area's fastest growing not-for-profit organization of IT leaders. Started in 2000, the Chapter now boasts more than 200 members. Fairfield/Westchester SIM connects the area's premier IT leaders - for business solution exchange, professional development, and timely education. The Chapter, working closely with SIM International, fosters management education, best practices and sharing IT leaders working in the region. We achieve this through periodic meetings, dinners, conferences and company sponsored visits and tours.

    http://www.fwsim.org/

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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