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2020 HMG Live! St. Louis CIO Executive Leadership Summit

Learning from the Past and Present to Reshape the Future Business 

The global pandemic has created unthinkable circumstances for business and for society. But one constant as we work through the business challenges spawned by this international crisis is the empathetic leadership that technology executives are demonstrating to their teams to help keep them safe, secure and engaged. The key for CIOs, CISOs and other technology executives to drive success for their companies is to draw from their past and current experiences in the current crisis and to apply a fresh mindset in leading the business forward into a brighter future with courage and compassion. 

In this Digital Summit, top technology executives will share their advice on the roles that CIOs and tech leaders can play in driving innovation, reshaping the business and fashioning the future of work.

You’ll also discover:

  • Successful approaches to leading authentically to strengthen employee engagement and motivation
  • Recommendations for driving innovation and business transformation with the C-suite
  • The challenges posed by a hybrid workforce model, along with fresh ideas on how to address them
  • How to keep employees inspired and feeling safe and secure to deliver positive business outcomes

"As an attendee of the HMG Virtual Summit I enjoyed the fact that it was fast moving, insightful and presented a variety of speakers, both local and non-local. The duration was just right and did not require tying up an entire day. I thought the content and format was absolutely terrific!"

John Phillips, President, Briggs Homecare and CIO Emeritus, Briggs Healthcare


  • Raj Anbalagan
    Senior Vice President - Digital & Technology Innovation
    Panera Bread

  • Paul Dabbar
    Principal Advisor
    U.S. Department of Energy

    The Honorable Paul M. Dabbar, Under Secretary for Science, serves as the Department’s principal advisor on fundamental energy research, energy technologies, and science, driving this mission through programs including nuclear and high energy particle physics, basic energy, advanced computing, fusion, and biological and environmental research, and direct management over a majority of the Department’s national labs and their world-leading user facilities. In addition, Mr. Dabbar manages the environmental and legacy management missions of the Department, addressing the U.S. legacy of the nuclear weapons production and governmentsponsored nuclear energy research.  
     
    Prior to confirmation as Under Secretary for Science, Mr. Dabbar worked in operations, finance, and strategy roles in the energy sector. As a Managing Director at J.P. Morgan, leading various enegy business areas, he has over $400 billion in investment experience across all energy sectors including solar, wind, geothermal, distributed-generation, utility, LNG, pipeline, oil & gas, trading, and energy technologies, and has also led the majority of all nuclear transactions. In addition, he had a senior leadership role for the company’s commodity trading business, including power, oil and gas. 
     
    Before joining J.P. Morgan, Mr. Dabbar served as a nuclear submarine officer in Mare Island, California, and Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, including deploying to the North Pole where he conducted environmental research. He also served on the Department of Energy Environmental Management Advisory Board. He has been a lecturer at the U.S. Naval Academy Economics Department, and conducted research at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory.  
     
    Mr. Dabbar received a B.S. degree from the U.S. Naval Academy, and an M.B.A. degree from Columbia University. Mr. Dabbar and his wife, Andrea, are the parents of two children. 

  • Arun DeSouza
    Chief Information Security & Privacy Officer
    Nexteer Automotive Corporation

    Arun DeSouza is currently Chief Information Security & Privacy Officer at Nexteer Automotive Corporation.  He has extensive global IT and security leadership and organizational transformation experience including as CISO and CIO. Arun’s areas of expertise include strategic planning, risk management, identity management, cloud computing and privacy. His current interests include the Internet of Things (IoT), Blockchain, Zero Trust, Software Defined Perimeter & Self-Sovereign Identity.

    Arun earned Master’s and PhD degrees from Vanderbilt University. He is a Certified Information Systems Security professional (CISSP). He was  honored by the 1st Global Cyber Observatory by induction into the CISO Hall of Fame in September 2019.  He has won multiple other industry honors including CISAO of the Week, CSO50 Award, Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leaders Award, CIO Ones to Watch Award and the Network World Enterprise All Star Award.  He is a member of the Society for Information Management and the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

  • Peter Hogan
    CTO
    Post Holdings

    Pete Hogan is CTO at Post Holdings, Inc. He has led the transformation of Post Application and Data models into the cloud for over 60 applications along with the program management for the acquisition integration efforts across the IT ecosystems where Operating Divisions combined for synergies. Pete has also established the Enterprise Decision Science team to support Holding’s analytic functions through consolidated information in the cloud along with the team evolving to serve a consulting analytics role to the dozen plus Operating Companies Post Holdings has acquired over the past six years. In addition, he has led Post Holdings and it’s Operating Divisions through both Privacy Shield and GDPR compliance where the business units were potentially impacted. Prior to this, Pete was a VP over eCommerce and Retail Systems at Caleres and Integrated Product Services at MasterCard International.

  • Mark Jackson
    Scientific Lead
    Cambridge Quantum Computing

    Dr. Mark Jackson is the Scientific Lead at Cambridge Quantum Computing. He received his B.S. in Physics and Mathematics from Duke University and Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from Columbia University. He then spent 10 years researching superstring theory and cosmology, co-authoring almost 40 technical articles. To promote the public understanding of science, he founded the science crowdfunding platform Fiat Physica and non-profit Science Partnership Fund. He is Adjunct Faculty at Singularity University and a Director of Astronomers Without Borders.

  • Tim Kessler
    COO
    MTM

    Tim is a St. Louis native with more than 20 years of experience leading large organizations with technology-focused departments, like Ascension, Express Scripts, and CitiGroup. As COO, Tim is responsible for driving business growth, ensuring quality and compliance, and maintaining stakeholder satisfaction and service improvement. Through his oversight, MTM’s operational departments—including our contact center, logistics, quality and compliance, and implementation teams—operate successfully and efficiently to the satisfaction of our clients and their customers. Tim earned his bachelor’s of science degree in business administration and management information systems from Saint Louis 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.

  • Dana Lorberg
    EVP, Technology Advisor, Operations and Technology
    Mastercard

    Dana J. Lorberg is executive vice president, Technology Advisor for Mastercard, Operations and Technology (O&T). Prior to this role, Ms. Lorberg was executive vice president, product, responsible for Mastercard technology platforms including Network Processing in support of Credit, Debit and Prepaid products, Commercial Solutions, inControl and the Faster Payments platforms, providing O&T with close alignment to the Mastercard Core Products business.

     

    Ms. Lorberg also served as group executive, Technology Relationship Management for O&T, bridging the technology needs of Mastercard products and services teams. She has also served as group executive for the Mastercard Global Network Products organization, where she was responsible for the Mastercard processing strategy and leveraging the Mastercard network to provide additional value to key stakeholders.

     

    With Mastercard for more than 30 years, Ms. Lorberg has held a range of technology and business leadership positions. Her previous responsibilities include leading the software development for core and value-added Mastercard technology products, providing business ownership for Mastercard chip technologies and transaction processing products. She served as business unit financial officer for O&T, and led the information security and global business continuity practices for the company. In addition, she led the launch of the information technology solutions consulting practice within Mastercard Advisors, leveraging the intellectual capabilities of Mastercard’s advanced technologies to drive value for customers.

     

    Ms. Lorberg has been named among the Most Influential Women of St. Louis by the St. Louis Business Journal, the Top 25 Non-Bank Women in Finance by U.S. Banker, and the Most Influential Women in Payments by both Card Forum and PaymentsSource.

     

    Ms. Lorberg is a graduate of the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, with a bachelor’s degree in data processing and quantitative analysis.

  • George Maddaloni
    CTO, Operations
    Mastercard

    George Maddaloni is the Chief Technology Officer, Operations, for Operations and Technology. In this role, George leads the Operations, Network and Employee Digital Experience organizations (ONE).

    Prior to Mastercard, George was the Global Chief Technology Officer at AIG. As Chief Technology Officer, George was responsible for delivering compute, cloud, network, employee and identity access services to AIG businesses. He also partnered closely with business CIOs on both the technology modernization strategy and agenda for AIG.

    George has over 28 years of experience in the financial services and technology industry. He joined AIG in October 2015 from UBS, where he was Managing Director, Americas Infrastructure and Global Network Operations. Prior to UBS, he spent 20 years in various positions at AT&T. His most notable role at AT&T was Vice President, Global Managed Services and Outsourcing, where he was responsible for running enterprise networks for Internal AT&T and several Fortune 100 Financial, Manufacturing and Technology companies.

    George earned a BA in Mechanical Engineering from John Hopkins University, an MS in Technology Management from Stevens Institute of Technology and an MBA in Finance from Fordham's Gabelli School of Business. He resides in Westport, CT, with his wife and three children and is a member of the Gartner Technology Infrastructure Research Board, the TBM Council Board of Directors, the Global Cisco Customer Advisory Board and the Verizon Financial Services Advisory Board.

  • Jeff Miller
    Chief Security Officer
    Honeywell Quantum Solutions

     Jeff Miller is the Chief Security Officer for Honeywell Quantum Solutions where he leads a cross-functional organization responsible for Information Technology, Cyber Security and Physical Security.   Jeff and his teams are working alongside scientists, engineers, software developers and other business professionals to deliver the world’s most powerful quantum computers.

    Joining Honeywell in 2006, Jeff has held numerous management and executive roles in Information Technology, Security, Integrated Supply Chain and Program Management.  Leading up to his current role with Honeywell Quantum Solutions, Jeff was the Chief Security Officer for Honeywell Aerospace where he was responsible for Cyber Security and Physical Security for a $12B global aerospace, defense and automotive business.

    Jeff holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Arizona and is a veteran of the United States Navy, attaining the rank of Commander prior to his retirement.

  • Hunter Muller
    President & CEO
    HMG Strategy

    Hunter Muller is a charismatic industry pioneer and a modern-day Renaissance Man. As a global C-suite advisor and coach for the past 30 years, Hunter’s insights and concepts have been successfully applied by Fortune 1000 organizations worldwide to accelerate executive performance, propel the career ascent of C-level executives, and to drive transformative innovation and create new waves of value.

    Hunter is the President and CEO of HMG Strategy, LLC, the largest independent, objective, transparent and collaborative executive network in the world. HMG focuses on innovation and breakthrough strategies for core, parallel and new markets while studying the most successful organizations eco-systems and platforms such as Amazon and Microsoft.

    HMG Strategy is the provider of thought leadership and networking events for CIOs, CISOs, and senior technology executives. HMG Strategy offers a unique, integrated model for enabling C-level executives and their companies to draw upon courageous leadership to reimagine, reinvent, and rebuild their business models to attain the genius-level thinking required in today’s dynamic business landscape to achieve competitive advantage in the digital frontier.

    Hunter's passion for the role of the technology executive in transforming the business is reflected in the 7 Pillars of Trust which embody HMG Strategy's unique business model.

    Complementing HMG Strategy’s world-renowned events is HMGNextVentures, a venture capital accelerator aimed at helping connect CIOs with the most innovative technology companies and entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley to Tel Aviv. HMG Strategy also partners with the world’s leading venture capital firms, including Amplify Partners, Greylock Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Sequoia Capital. HMG Strategy connects CEOs, CIOs, and other C-level executives with startup technologies backed by the leading VCs to identify opportunities for innovation and business transformation.

    Meanwhile, HMG Strategy’s award-winning Research Team advises the world’s technology companies such as Adobe, Nutanix, and Workday on branding, messaging, and Voice of the Customer strategies.

    Hunter has published five that draw from his extensive business experience: The Transformational CIO (Wiley, March 2011), On Top of the Cloud (Wiley, January 2012), Leading the Epic Revolution (Wiley, September 2013) and The Big Shift in IT Leadership (Wiley, July 2015) and The CEO of Technology (Wiley, January 2018). Hunter is now working on his sixth book: 'Enterprise 2025', which is slated to be published in January 2020. As a result, Hunter’s unique position of knowing the thoughts, challenges, and opportunities of the IT Leader, he is asked to speak at a variety of venues such as IBM’s Cloud Expo and on TheStreet.com.

    Hunter and HMG Strategy support a variety of charitable causes, including the American Cancer Society, Save the Children, and Year Up, and Hunter personally gives back his time and ideas as a member of the Executive Committee of the Fairfield/Westchester Chapter of the Society for Information Management.

    An intrepid international athlete, Hunter is an ardent yacht racer, a world-class skier, and an extreme fitness guru. Hunter is passionate about ocean and mountain adventures and spending time with his sons, Chase and Brice.

    Hunter earned a Bachelor of Science in the Babson College School of Management.

  • Lisa Nichols
    CEO
    Technology Partners

    Lisa Nichols is the CEO and co-founder of Technology Partners, a Women-Business Enterprise and provider of premier IT staffing, solutions and software. Lisa and her husband Greg founded Technology Partners in 1994 driven by their passion to revolutionize the staffing industry with their transparent business model. They co-lead the business today. Greg and Lisa have made it their priority from day one, to create mutual wins for their employees, clients and the communities in which Technology Partners operates. This has, in large part, led to Technology Partners winning the Top Workplaces 2018 for Work/Life Flexibility.

    Technology Partners’ 360 Degree IT services include: Scalable Workforces, IT Staffing, Custom Mobile and Web Applications, Managed IT Services, Cloud Productivity, Marketing Technology, Digital Media and Design, Data Analytics, Digital Transformation, Business Process Management, Enterprise Resource Planning, and Helpdesk Support.

    Lisa devotes her time to many professional and philanthropic organizations including CEO Forum, as well as YPO Christian Fellowship network, the St. Louis Independence Center, YWCA and United Way.

    Lisa’s most recent project is her all new podcast, “Something Extra” produced by Technology Partners. She interviews leaders from around the world and across the for profit and non-profit spaces. Each episode explores the guest’s journey and what they believe is the “something extra” every true leader possesses that define them.

  • Dr. Nalini Polavarapu
    Head of Data Science - Customer Centricity
    Bayer Crop Science

    Nalini Polavarapu has been with Bayer for over ten years and heads the data science strategy and portfolio for Bayer Crop Science division. Data science activities range from applying data, IT, artificial intelligence, machine learning, cloud computing and analytics to derive data-driven insights to enhance customer value, invent cognitive systems to deliver predictive pipeline for research and development, analytics to connect supply chain to improve net promoter score and reduce cost of goods and implement digital tools for environmental and customer sustainability.

    Over the course of her career, Nalini held positions of increasing levels of leadership responsibilities managing teams operating across geographies in Americas, EMEA, Asia and Africa, and has successfully established and led an off-shore center in India. She also initiated multiple external partnerships and collaborations with start-ups, large corporations and universities. Nalini played a key role in building a world-class global data science organization at Bayer which is now at 500+ and growing.

    Nalini has a PhD and dual Masters in Computer Science and Bioinformatics from Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia. Nalini has authored and co-authored multiple analytical patents, research articles in leading scientific journals and co-authored book chapters on high throughput data analysis and applications.

  • Scott Richert
    CIO
    Mercy

    Scott Richert is the Chief Information Officer for Mercy.  As the 5th largest Catholic health system in the U.S. Mercy was named one of the top five large U.S. health systems in 2018, 2017 and 2016 by IBM Watson Health. Mercy serves millions annually and includes more than 40 hospitals, 900 physician practices and outpatient facilities, 45,000 co-workers and 2,400 Mercy Clinic physicians.

    As CIO of Mercy Scott is transforming the role of the technology organization to enable a consumer-centric delivery of digital capabilities that will improve the experience of Mercy’s patients and consumers.  By combining the deliveries of these transformative capabilities with excellence in service management Scott and his teams will help shape the future of healthcare for Mercy. Serving in various roles within Mercy for over 25 years Scott has successfully implemented innovative technology solutions that have helped transform healthcare at Mercy all while delivering on the promise of reliable, scalable and cost-effective IT services for his organization.  In addition, Scott and his team have taken their electronic health record expertise and hosting capabilities to the commercial market and now is a nation-wide IT services provider for healthcare providers across the country.

     

     

  • Michael Seals
    SVP, Business Strategy and Chief Information Officer
    Hussmann Corporation

    Michael Seals is Senior Vice President Business Strategy and Chief Information Officer for Hussmann Corporation.  He was appointed as the company’s CIO in 2016 and expanded his role to include business strategy, corporate development and market research in 2019.  He joined Hussmann in 2012 as the Director, Strategy and Business Development. 

    Michael’s professional passion resides within the intersection of strategy and technology.  His career has focused on these previously separate business disciplines.  More recently, he has seen the convergence of these topics into what is now commonly referred to digital transformation. 

    Prior to joining Hussmann, Michael was part of two multi-national beverage companies, PepsiCo and Anheuser-Busch, in roles spanning information technology, strategic planning and corporate development.  He earned his master’s in business administration from St. Louis University and is currently working toward a doctorate degree at the University of Missouri – St. Louis.  His research focuses is on the digital transformation of incumbent companies and the use of strategic investments to accelerate digital capabilities.

    About Hussmann: For over a century, Hussmann has proudly served the food retailing industry with the most customer-focused solutions and innovations. We continuously provide the most-customer focused solutions, including expertise in merchandising, energy efficiency and sustainability, food quality and integrity, refrigeration, design and engineering, service and installation, and retail performance.  We are passionate about helping our customers work better and smarter. With our years of experience, proven track record and an eye towards the future, we bring a unique perspective to food retail, recognizing opportunities and capitalizing on industry trends. Our commitment to delivering superior value and measurable results drives our business performance and, ultimately, our customers.  Hussmann became part of the Panasonic family in 2016.

  • Aarti Sharma
    Vice President, Tech Operations Service Delivery
    Mastercard

    Aarti Sharma is vice president, Tech Operations Service Delivery, leading a global team of technologists.

    In 2019, she completed her Doctorate in Business and Organizational Leadership. She is the co-lead for Mastercard’s business resource group, Women Leadership Network (WLN). In 2020 Aarti was named one of the Most Influential Business Women 2020, by the St. Louis Business Journal and also received two CEO Force For Good awards for her service in the community. She has a passion to use technology, data and the insights for good. She is also passionate to empower and grow future leaders and help more women to join the field of technology. She started a Mastercard Mentorship program to empower the female students and students from underserved population to find their passion in the field of technology and, in turn, help Mastercard create a pipeline for interns.

  • Rebecca Wynn
    Global CISO & Chief Privacy Officer
    [24]7.ai

    Brief Overview:

    Named 2017 Cybersecurity Professional of the Year - Cybersecurity Excellence Awards, Chief Privacy Officer (CPO) SC Magazine, Global Privacy and Security by Design (GPSbyDesign) International Council Member, and Women in Technology Business Role Model of the Year 2018 - Dr. Rebecca Wynn is lauded as a “game-changer who is ten steps ahead in developing and enforcing cybersecurity and privacy best practices and policies." She is a “big picture” thinker who brings nearly 20 years of experience in Information Security, Assurance & Technology. Recently she led the information security, privacy, and compliance pre-acquisition, acquisition and post-acquisition of LearnVest, Inc. to Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company – a Fortune 100 company. She is well known for being a gifted polymath, having deep understanding of current cyber security challenges and privacy issues. She has a proven track record of taking companies to the next level of excellence in many sectors including government, financial services, fintech, healthcare, information technology, legal, semiconductors, and retail. https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebeccawynncissp/

    High-Level Skills:

    • Proven track record - Partnering with the CIO/CTO/COO and other executives to develop and implement an Information Security vision and strategy that is aligned to organizational priorities and enables and facilitates the organization's business objectives, and ensure senior stakeholder buy-in and mandate;
    • Proven track record - Providing leadership and direction to Security Engineering & Architecture, Security Operations, Cyber Resilience, Identity & Access Management and other  teams;
    • Proven track record - Providing regular reporting on the status of the Information Security program to enterprise risk teams, senior business leaders, operating committees compliance committees, and the executive board, as part of a strategic enterprise risk management program;
    • Proven track record - Working with the Procurement and Sourcing teams to ensure that Information Security requirements are included in contracts for goods and services;
    • Proven track record - Providing clear risk mitigating directives for projects with components in IT, including the appropriate application of controls based on risk;
    • Proven track record - Managing a cost-efficient Corporate Information Security organization, consisting of direct reports and dotted-line reports (such as individuals in Delivery and IT Operations). Which includes hiring, training, staff development, performance management and annual performance reviews;
    • Proven track record - Developing, implementing and monitoring strategic, comprehensive Information Security programs which ensured appropriate levels of confidentiality, integrity, availability, safety, privacy and recovery of information assets owned, controlled or/and processed by the Company;
    • Proven track record - Working effectively with business units to facilitate Information Security risk assessment and risk management processes, and empowering them to own and accept the level of risk they deem appropriate for their specific risk appetite;
    • Proven track record - Measuring the efficacy of the Corporate Information Security Program, and reviewing it with the appropriate stakeholders at the executive and board level;
    • Proven track record - Working with the compliance staff to ensure that all information owned, collected or controlled by or on behalf of the company is processed and stored in accordance with applicable laws and other global regulatory requirements, such as data privacy;
    • Proven track record - Ensuring that security is embedded in the project delivery process by providing the appropriate Information Security policies, practices, guidelines, and templates;
    • Proven track record - Managing and containing Information Security incidents and events to protect corporate IT assets, intellectual property, regulated data and the Company's reputation;
    • Proven track record - Developing and overseeing effective disaster recovery policies and standards to align with the enterprise Cyber Resilience (DR/BCP) Program goals, with the understanding that components supporting primary business processes may be outside the Company’s perimeter;
    • Proven track record - Ensuring the alignment with common industry cybersecurity requirements and regulatory requirements such as: HIPAA, HITRUST, ISO 27001, NIST 800-53, and PCI-DSS;
    • Proven track record - Staying current with industry trends and the latest Information Security practices and standards to ensure effective use of technology.


    Basic Qualifications:

    • Almost 20 years of experience involving risk management, information security, and information technology
    • CISO experience leading the information security function for a large organization
    • CISSP, CRISC, CASP, , CICA, CCISO certifications
    • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology (B.S.); Master's in Business Administration (MBA)
    • Doctorate of Science, Technology 

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November 17, 2020, 12:00pm CT - 2:00pm CT

 

12:00 PM

Welcome and Introduction

Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy and Lisa Nichols, CEO, Technology Partners


12:05 PM
Executive Interview: The Great Digital Acceleration: How Tech Leaders Can Fuel Innovation and Help Businesses Stay Competitive 

George Maddaloni, CTO, Operations, Mastercard

The current pandemic is driving significant behavioral changes, as more people rely on digital solutions to power both their professional and personal lives. It’s also accelerating the adoption of advanced technologies within business, as leaders navigate economic recovery in the wake of COVID-19.

This fireside chat with Mastercard’s EVP of Operations & Technology, George Maddaloni, will explore the role of technology leaders and teams in fueling digital transformation, and what that means in a world where every company is quickly becoming a technology company.  


12:15 PM

Executive Interview: Fueling Business Innovation at Panera Bread

Raj Anbalagan, SVP - Digital & Technology Innovation, Panera Bread

Savvy technology executives enabled their organizations to pivot immediately to a remote work environment when the world changed in March. Elite technology leaders such as Raj Anbalagan, Senior Vice President – Digital & Technology Innovation at Panera Bread, also shepherded multiple fast launches in recent months while continuing to spearhead innovation. In this Executive Interview, Raj will share how he and his team are able to move at the speed of the business, along with the business benefits that Panera is achieving through its innovation efforts.


12:25 PM
Executive Interview:  Using Data for Good

Dana Lorberg, EVP, Technology Advisor, Operations and Technology, Mastercard and Aarti Sharma, Vice President, Tech Operations Service Delivery, Mastercard interviewed by Lisa Nichols, CEO, Technology Partners


12:40 PM

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Fostering the Data-Driven Organization

Tim Kessler, COO, MTM

Nalini Polavarapu, Head of Data Science - Customer Centricity, Bayer Crop Science

Scott Richert, CIO, Mercy

Michael Seals, SVP Business Strategy and CIO, Hussmann Corporation

Moderator: Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy

In these uncertain times, it can be difficult for the senior leadership team to decipher the truth for setting an effective business strategy. This is part of the reason why an increasing number of technology executives advocate fostering a data-driven organization to help strengthen decision making. In this panel discussion, discover effective approaches for fostering a data-driven culture along with real-world examples of leveraging data to help move the business forward.

1:10 PM

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: Importance of Quantum Technologies to the US Department of Energy

Paul Dabbar, Principal Advisor, U.S. Department of Energy

In this session, Department of Energy (DOE) Under Secretary for Science Paul Dabbar will outline recent DOE activities related to quantum technologies. Specifically, he will highlight developments for the quantum internet; the economic, national security and financial services impacts for quantum;  and the benefits of quantum computing versus classical constructs. 


1:20 PM

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Quantum Computing: Igniting the Real-Time Business

Paul Dabbar, Principal Advisor, U.S. Department of Energy

Mark Jackson, Scientific Lead, Cambridge Quantum Computing

Jeff Miller, Chief Security Officer, Honeywell Quantum Solutions

Moderator: Peter Hogan, CTO, Post Holdings

Quantum computing offers companies several potential business benefits, including the ability to crunch customer and market data in real-time, enabling business leaders to act on customer behavior and market shifts much faster than today. In this executive panel discussion, top-tier technology executives from across industries will share their perspectives on how quantum computing is expected to dramatically accelerate business capabilities and unleash new waves of market intelligence and productivity. 


1:40 PM

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Securing the Future of Work

Arun DeSouza, Chief Information Security & Privacy Officer, Nexteer Automotive Corporation

Monti Knode, Director of Customer Success, Horizon3.ai

Rebecca Wynn, Global CISO & Chief Privacy Officer, [24]7.ai

Moderator: Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy

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

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


2:00 PM
HMG Strategy 2020 Top Executives Who Matter Awards!

Bhavani AmirthalingamSVP, Chief Digital Information Officer, Ameren

Greg NicholsPresident, COO, and Co-Founder, Technology Partners

Lisa Nichols, CEO, Technology Partners

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/
  • 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

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.

Special Needs - We fully support the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you require special assistance of any kind, please call us at (203) 221-2702 or email us at registrar@hmgstrategy.com.



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