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2020 HMG Live! San Diego Technology 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

 


  • Bhavani Amirthalingam
    SVP, Chief Digital Information Officer
    Ameren

    Bhavani Amirthalingam joined Ameren in 2018 as senior vice president and chief digital information officer. She is leading Ameren's digital transformation to deliver a differentiated customer and co-worker experience, leveraging emerging technologies to enable the grid of the future while driving operational excellence at scale. She is focused on accelerating technology solutions to enable greater safety, security, reliability and productivity at scale.

    Amirthalingam brings to Ameren both a breadth and depth of experience as a customer-centric innovator. Starting in 2015, she worked as chief information officer and business transformation leader of North American Operations at Schneider Electric, a Fortune 500 corporation specializing in global energy management and automation solutions integrating technology, software and services. There, she drove the organization's digital transformation across the United States, Canada, Mexico and Central America. Previously, at World Wide Technology (WWT) Inc., she served as CIO and vice president of Customer Solutions and Innovation.  
     
    She earned a bachelor's degree in computer science from the University of Madras, India, and an MBA in information management from the S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research in Mumbai. Amirthalingam serves as a member of the Forbes Technology Council and an executive member of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Information, Communication and Cyber Security (ICCS) Committee.
     
    Amirthalingam is as passionate about giving back as she is about driving results. She serves on the board for the St. Louis Ballet Company and the board of Soorya Performing Arts, promoting South Asian performing arts in North America. She also has been a mentor and coach for FIRST robotics competitions. She lives in the St. Louis area with her husband and two children. 

  • Colin Black
    Chief Operating Officer
    CrowdStrike

  • Coley Burke
    CRO
    Zerto

    As Zerto’s CRO, Coley Burke leads the global sales organization, focusing on new customer acquisition, growing enterprise and existing accounts, and supporting Zerto’s partner Go-To-Market strategy to increase strategic partner revenue and deepen relationships across the company’s partner ecosystem. Prior to joining Zerto, he spent more than ten years in key sales and business development roles at Dell EMC. Coley is a twenty-eight-year sales veteran in the IT industry; having worked previously for EMC, Kashya, IBM, Quantum and Arrow Electronics with a background in storage and BCDR products and solutions.

    Coley holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Siena College.

  • 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

  • Maury Cupitt
    VP, Solutions Architect
    Sonatype

    Maury Cupitt has spent the last 20+ years in enterprise software working with early stage startups and large enterprises to help position the value of their technology and make customers successful. He’s worked at Netscape, AvantGo, Tasktop, CA Technologies and BlueStripe working with customers to solve challenges and advise on strategic solutions. Maury is has an entrepreneurial spirit, enjoys wearing many hats and has a passion for making software work better. Outside of software, Maury has worked on Broadway, is a pilot, enjoys amateur radio, tinkers with Raspberry Pis, teaches shooting sports, and loves DIY projects at home.

  • Garry Drummond
    CEO & Founder
    802 Secure Inc.

    Garry Drummond, CISSP, CWNA, CWSP is a 20-year veteran in the Information Security industry. Mr. Drummond attended Business School in Scotland where he studied Sales and Marketing. His diverse background uniquely combines cross-functional Sales, Marketing and Product Development. He is responsible for driving the company’s vision for addressing the problem space of Wireless IoT Security for 5G and Cyber-Physical Systems Security. Mr. Drummond has been awarded Patents for his innovations as it relates to Wireless IoT Security.

    Mr. Drummond boot-strapped 802 Secure Inc. From his garage, his team has been developing new signal intelligence for securing the Internet of Things and is a Leading Technology Provider in WiFi 6 and 5G Wireless Threat Monitoring and Surveillance. 802 Secure’s rapid success has led to Silicon Valley Start-up of the Year in April 2015, Silicon Valley Company of the Year in May 2016.

    In 2017, Mr. Drummond received Most Innovated CEO of the Year at the Annual 2017 Global Excellence Awards, hosted by Info Security Products Guide. He previously held Snr. Sales Leadership roles at nCircle Network Security (acquired by TripWire in 2013) and AirDefense (acquired by Motorola Solutions 2008). In November of 2016, 802 Secure received venture capital funding which was used to build a world-class sales and marketing team and a 'patent awarded' solution, AirShield(SM).

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Daphne Jones
    Board of Directors AMN Healthcare, Barnes Group, Inc. and Masonite International
    Founder
    Destiny Transformations Group

    Daphne E. Jones is an accomplished and seasoned executive with extensive experience using digital technologies strategically, entrepreneurially, and globally within multi-national corporations. She has over thirty years of experience in general management and executive level roles at IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Hospira (now Pfizer) and General Electric. During her tenure at GE, she served as: SVP for Future of Work, SVP & CIO.  She ran IT for Product Engineering, Imaging, and Ultrasound, and was Senior Executive & CIO For Global Services – all comprising a $13B segment within GE Healthcare.

    Prior to GE Healthcare, her early career days were spent at IBM and Johnson & Johnson as an IT Executive followed by her role as a Corporate Officer, SVP & CIO at Hospira, Inc. a  $5B global pharmaceutical and infusion technology company.  She was the first woman and African American to report to the Chairman of the Board with accountability for all aspects of Hospira’s enterprise, cyber, digital & analytics technology. A driver of change acceleration and leadership development, her career has been spent using digital technologies to transform business models, distribution channels and products. 

    Daphne serves on the board of directors for AMN Healthcare, Inc., Barnes Group Inc, and Masonite International Corp and is regarded as an authority on how to prepare for and land a corporate board seat.  She is the recipient of the University of West Indies’ Luminary Award,  was named one of Illinois’ Most Powerful and Influential Women by the National Diversity Council, and was Computerworld Premier 100 CIO.   She is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), Accenture Cybersecurity Women’s Council, The Digital Directors Network (DDN), and Executive Leadership Council (ELC). 

    Daphne’s contemporary experience and thought-leadership helps drive innovation globally; enabling business transformation across major industries.  A corporate advisor, mentor and budding author; her inspiring life story from poverty to executive leadership has made her a sought after speaker and consultant.

    Daphne earned her MBA and BS from Illinois State University.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Barb Munro
    Co-Founder and Membership Chair, SIM San Diego
    Co-Founder, Partner, The Carrera Agency

    Barb Munro, Co-founder and Partner at The Carrera Agency, a Talent Management Agency for IT professionals, has over 25 years experience in the Information Technology industry, holding leadership positions in organizations ranging from Fortune 100 firms to start-up software and consulting companies. She carries a wide breadth of industry knowledge including experience in software development and data base design, product management, quality assurance, customer relationship management, and sales and marketing. She is also the Co-founder and Membership Chair of SIM San Diego.

  • Mary Kay Payne
    Director of Population Health and Analytics
    Arch Health Medical Group

    Mary Kay Payne is the Chief Population Health Officer at Arch Health Partners, a top performing medical group located in Inland North San Diego County affiliated with Palomar Health.   Mary Kay joined the organization in 2010 overseeing a technology landscape which has supported the growth of the medical group from 40 providers and 2 locations to over 100 providers and 12 locations in the past four years. In addition to strategic growth, Mary Kay’s other focus, and passion, is quality health care.  Her personal motto is “Technology doesn’t care for patients, people do”.    Mary Kay works in partnership with clinical leadership to champion technology that directly enhances the patient experience and their health outcomes. Providing technology to those who directly care for patients (e.g., physicians, nurses, technicians.) in the most effective, efficient and patient-centered manner remains a core motivation. Prior to joining Arch, Mrs. Payne held multiple positions at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, CA, including Vice President and Chief Information Officer and Vice President of Planning and Decision Support. Mary Kay earned her Masters of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles, and her Bachelors in Political Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.   Mary Kay is a founding member of the San Diego Chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM) and is also a member of the California Association of Physician Group (CAPG) Information Technology Committee.  She is also a member of the College of Health Information Management Executives (CHIME) and Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS).

  • David Pendarvis
    Global General Counsel, Chief Administrative Officer and Secretary
    ResMed

    David Pendarvis was appointed as ResMed’s chief administrative officer and global general counsel in May 2011. In addition to those roles, he served as interim president for ResMed’s EMEA and Japan regions from March to August 2017. He joined ResMed as global general counsel in September 2002, and has been corporate secretary since February 2003. From 2005 to 2011, he served as senior vice president of organisational development.

    Before joining ResMed, David was a partner in the law firm Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich LLP from 2000 to 2002, where he specialised in intellectual property and general business litigation. From 1986 to 2000, he was a partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. From 1984 to 1986, he was a law clerk to the Hon. J. Lawrence Irving, US District Judge, Southern District of California.

    David was first elected to the board of directors of WD-40 Company (NASDAQ: WDFC) in December 2017. From 2009 to 2016, he was a director on the board of Sequenom, Inc (NASDAQ: SQNM). He has also served on the board of directors of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce since 2013. From 2010 until 2019, he was a director of the Corporate Directors Forum.

    David holds a bachelor of arts from Rice University; a juris doctor, cum laude, from the University of Texas School of Law; a master of science in executive leadership from the University of San Diego; and a bachelor’s in political science and managerial studies from Rice University.

  • Steve Phillpott
    President, SIM San Diego
    CIO, Illumina

     

     

     

  • Evan Reiser
    CEO
    Abnormal Security

  • Phil Richards
    CSO
    Ivanti

    Phil has both breadth and depth of security experience.  He currently works as the Chief Information Security Officer for Ivanti.  He has held other senior security positions including the head of operational security for a medical manufacturing corporation, Chief Security Officer for financial services technology (FinTech) company, and Engineering Director at a regional healthcare corporation. In his security leadership roles, he has created and implemented information security policies based on industry standards. He has led organizations to clean PCI DSS and HIPAA compliance attestations, implemented security awareness training, and established a comprehensive compliance security audit framework based on industry standards. He has led Ivanti through their most recent FedRAMP authorization process. He has implemented global privacy policies, including addressing privacy issues in the European Union. Transforming an organization requires focus on the objectives, clear communication, and constant coordination with executive leadership, which is exactly what Phil has focused on during his security career.

  • John Rossman
    Managing Partner
    Rossman Partners

    John Rossman is Managing Partner, Rossman Partners. With more than 28 years of technology strategy, design, implementation and operating experience, Mr. Rossman has led several complex businesses and programs resulting in innovative business models. He has worked with clients across a broad range of industries including retail, insurance, education, forest products, industrial products and transportation.

    John Rossman is the author of The Amazon Way: 14 Leadership Principles of the World’s Most Disruptive Company and is an expert on digital disruption and assisting his clients to build and execute new business models.

    He has served as the Senior Technology Adviser to the world’s largest philanthropy for more than three years, assisting in strategy and execution of complex data, technology integration, IP and multi-party program management initiatives that help to improve student outcomes.

    He has also assisted multiple retail and service companies with their multi-channel strategies and execution. These assignments include definition of strategic outcomes, process and technology architecting, process scaling assessments and implementations and managing significant cultural and organizational leadership change tied to multi-channel strategies.

    John Rossman served as the interim CIO for a large rental business retailer and helped implement multiple cost reduction and service improvement programs.

    Before joining A&M, Mr. Rossman was Director of Enterprise Services at Amazon.com, managing worldwide services to enterprise clients such as Target.com, Toys R Us, Sears.ca, Marks and Spencer and the National Basketball Association (NBA). In this role, he had full operational and technical ownership for existing clients, overseeing e-commerce solutions such as online merchandising capability, website technologies, branded fulfillment delivery and branded customer service.

    As Director of Merchant Integration at Amazon.com, he was responsible for developing the Merchants @ program, one of the largest B2B networks with thousands of sellers, offering products in new categories such as apparel, sporting goods, consumer electronics, health and beauty and home.

    Previously, he was a partner with Arthur Andersen Business Consulting.

    Mr. Rossman earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Oregon State University.

  • Shelly Selvaraj
    Board Advisor, SIM San Diego
    SVP IT, Dexcom

    Shelly Selvaraj has been Senior Vice President and Head of Information Technology at Dexcom since May 2016.

    Shelly has a wide range of experience within global organizations in the fields of supply chain management, healthcare informatics and information technology. Prior to joining Dexcom Shelly held various IT leadership roles at CareFusion (a Becton Dickinson Company) and ResMed in San Diego. Earlier in his career he worked for Motorola and ON Semiconductor in Phoenix, Arizona.

    Shelly holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from India and a master’s degree from the Industrial Management Systems Engineering Department of Arizona State University. He also serves as the Program Chair for the SIM – San Diego Chapter.

  • Brian Shield
    VP, IT
    Boston Red Sox

    Brian Shield is responsible for technology for the Boston Red Sox and Fenway Sports Management.  He leads the technology team on all phases of the Red Sox strategy from creating a compelling fan experience to enabling an effective front office and baseball operations environment. Shield was named ‘Georgia CIO of the Year’ in 2005, his work in television was recognized with a Technology ‘Emmy’ Award in 2006, and his leadership and commitment to Georgia’s business-technology community was recognized in 2012 when he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Georgia CIO Leadership Association (GCLA). Prior to joining the Red Sox, Shield was CEO of Shield Consulting Group, LLC, where he assisted companies with their strategic decisions regarding technology direction, digital media and IT strategy and leadership.  Prior to starting his own company, Shield served as the EVP and CIO of The Weather Channel where for 14 years he oversaw all technology, including weather.com, mobility, weather systems, broadcast television and IT.  Prior to joining The Weather Channel, Shield served as CIO of FTD, Inc. in Chicago, where he was responsible for all IT including their global network reaching more than 125 countries. Preceding his tenure at FTD, he was CTO at the investment firm of Scudder, Stevens & Clark and formerly with Wang Laboratories. Shield completed his education at Bentley College in Waltham, MA where he majored in Computer Information Systems while minoring in Management and Accounting.  

  • J.R. Tietsort
    CISO
    Darktrace

    J.R. Tietsort is Chief Information Security Officer, Americas for Darktrace. Prior to joining Darktrace, JR was Chief Security Officer for blockchain tech company Core Scientific and was previously Chief Information Security Officer at Micron Technology, a $30 billion semiconductor company with 35,000 employees around the world. During his 22-year tenure at Micron, JR gained deep expertise in protecting intellectual property, identifying insider threats, and defending against cyber espionage. He is also experienced in building partnerships with industry groups, intelligence agencies, and law enforcement across multiple countries.

  • Karen Wetherholt
    VP of Human Resources, Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, & Diversity
    Illumina

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October 27, 2020 - 10am - 12pm PT

All time listed are Pacific Time.

 

10:00 AM


Welcome and Introduction

Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy and Steve Phillpott, CIO, Illumina and President, San Diego SIM Chapter
10:05 AM
Executive Interview: Securing the Future of Work: How Cyber AI Learns on the Job

J.R. Tietsort, CISO, Darktrace

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

10:15 AM

Executive Interview: What Would Jeff Do?

John Rossman, Managing Partner, Rossman Partners

“What would Jeff do?” Since leaving Amazon to advise start-ups and corporations, John Rossman has been asked this question countless times by executives who want to know “the secret” behind Amazon’s historic success. Based off his book Think Like Amazon:  50 ½ Ideas to Become a Digital Leader, Hunter Mueller and John Rossman, former Amazon executive, will discuss some of the strategies and mechanisms to scale and innovate like Amazon.  
10:25 AM

Executive Interview: Addressing the Need for Speed: Rapidly Delivering the Right Insights to the C-Suite

Kevin Fleet, VP of Data Strategy, Informatica

Now more than ever, CEOs and line-of-business leaders are looking for real-time insights into changing customer behaviors and market shifts in order to respond to changing business conditions quickly. In this Executive Interview with Kevin Fleet, Vice President, Advisory Services at Informatica, Kevin will share effective ways to arm business leaders with the right insights, why data integrity and data governance is more important than ever in delivering valuable insights, along with recommendations for breaking through the organizational silos that inhibit the cross-pollination of critical data sets. 


10:35 AM

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Reimagining the Business – Leading and Innovating in Times of Radical Change

Bhavani Amirthalingam, SVP, Chief Digital Information Officer, Ameren

Coley Burke, CRO, Zerto

Maury Cupitt, VP Solutions Architect, Sonatype

Brian Shield, VP IT, Boston Red Sox

Moderator: Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy


When the world changed, companies across most industries had to develop radically new business models and digital services in order to survive and move forward. This includes driving a culture of speed and digital fluency throughout the organization. This panel of top technology executives will share their perspectives on how they helped lead radical change in business innovation and cultural change.


11:05 AM

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  What It Takes to Become Boardroom-Ready

Colin Black, COO, CrowdStrike

Jeanette Horan, Experienced Board Member and Strategic Advisor

Daphne Jones, Board of Directors AMN Healthcare, Barnes Group, Inc. and Masonite International and Founder - Destiny Transformations Group

David Pendarvis, Global General Counsel, Chief Administrative Officer and Secretary, ResMed

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

As companies extend their digital journeys, boards of directors are increasingly looking for expertise from technology executives on how best to navigate the road ahead and avoid potential pitfalls along the way. In this panel discussion featuring board-level executives, discover the characteristics that boards are looking for from technology leaders along with recommendations for CIOs, CISOs and technology executives to land board positions and to improve their presentation skills. 
11:25 AM

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

Garry Drummond, CEO, 802 Secure

Monti Knode, Director of Customer Success, Horizon3.ai

Evan Reiser, CEO, Abnormal Security

Phil Richards, CSO, Ivanti

Moderator: Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy

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.

11:40 AM
EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Strengthening Employee Engagement and Behavioral Health into 2021 and Beyond

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

Shelly Selvaraj, SVP IT, Dexcom

Karen WetherholtVP of Human Resources, Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, & Diversity, Illumina

Moderator: Mary Kay Payne, Director of Population Health and Analytics, Arch Health Medical Group

When the world changed in March, CIOs and technology executives were focused on demonstrating empathetic leadership with employees to help guide them through the crisis and give them confidence. Seven months later with no end in sight to remote work conditions, tech leaders are fixating on keeping employees engaged and motivated for the long haul and helping them to feel connected and confident. Brought into clearer focus now is diversity and inclusion and the cultural change that’s needed within organizations. This panel will share fresh ideas for bolstering employee engagement and behavioral health now and into 2021.

12:00 PM

Closing Remarks with Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy, and Barb Munro, Co-Founder and Membership Chair, SIM San Diego and Co-Founder, Partner, The Carrera Agency

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/
  • 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

Platinum Partners

  • 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/
  • Zerto

    Zerto helps customers accelerate IT transformation by reducing the risk and complexity of modernization and cloud adoption. By replacing multiple legacy solutions with a single IT Resilience Platform, Zerto is changing the way disaster recovery, data protection and cloud are managed. With enterprise scale, Zerto’s software platform delivers continuous availability for an always-on customer experience while simplifying workload mobility to protect, recover, and move applications freely across hybrid and multi-clouds.

    http://www.zerto.com/
  • Ivanti

    Ivanti unifies IT and Security Operations to better manage and secure the digital workplace. From PCs to mobile devices, VDI and the data center, we discover IT assets on-premises and in the cloud, improve IT service delivery, and reduce risk with insights and automation. We also help you leverage modern technology in the warehouse and across the supply chain to improve delivery without modifying backend systems. Ivanti is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, and has offices all over the world. For more information, visit www.ivanti.com and follow us at @GoIvanti.

    https://www.ivanti.com/

Supporting Partners

  • Appian

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

    http://www.appian.com/

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

  • SIM San Diego

    SIM San Diego is an association of the technology community at large, including senior technology executives, prominent academicians, and other technology thought leaders, who share and enhance their industry knowledge for the benefits of its members and their organizations, who build industry brand awareness and contribute to the growth of the technology community to attract and retain top talent in San Diego.

    http://www.simnet.org/members/group_content_view.asp?group=79836&id=603203

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. 

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  • 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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