Past Summits

2021 HMG Live! Charlotte CIO Executive Leadership Summit

Courageous Leadership and Fearless Reinvention: Guiding the Modern Enterprise in Dynamic Times

Engage with world-class technology leaders, openly sharing business-technology strategies and innovation, reshaping the customer experience. Hear from industry leaders thinking differently, demonstrating courageous leadership and fearless reinvention. These top-tier executives will offer stories of successes and share advice on leaning in and leading into the C-suite and line of business, driving disruption and innovations that reshape and reinvent their go-to-market, while fostering a culture of trust and compassionate guidance for their teams.

 

“Trust changes everything for you as a leader, for your IT team and for your relationships.”

- Stephen M.R. Covey


    “If I were to choose one group to collaborate with, one conference that I could go to in a year, it would be an HMG Strategy Executive Leadership Summit. The content is rich, the insights are useful, and the connections are amazing.” 

    - Cynthia Stoddard, SVP & CIO, Adobe



    • Elizabeth Austin
      Former CIO
      Curvature

      As the CIO of Curvature, Elizabeth leads the global information technology team supporting enterprise solution deployments and on-going operational initiatives. Previously, Elizabeth was the CIO at SMS Systems Maintenance Services from 2014 to 2017.

      Prior to joining Curvature, Elizabeth was the Vice President of IT Application Services at Family Dollar. She has held positions with Premier Systems Integrators, Powersoft, Inc., Computer Solutions, Inc. and Burroughs Corporation.  Elizabeth graduated from UNC Charlotte.

      Elizabeth is a Past President of the Charlotte SIM (Society of Information Management) Chapter and STEM Special Advisor.  She serves as Treasurer for Charlotte Area Technology Collaborative (CATC), a 501c3 non-profit supporting STEM education and WISE (Women in Science Empowered).  Elizabeth is a member of CharlotteCIO.  Elizabeth was named a Charlotte Business Journal Women in Business Achievement Winner for the Class of 2018.  She was awarded the SIM Women Woman of Service Award in 2018. 

    • Lekha Banerjee
      Lekha Banerjee, Chief Architect & Futurist
      Large global financial services company

      As a Chief Architect in Financial Services, she has extensive experience in building and leading teams. Lekha’s primary areas of expertise include Strategic Planning, Ideation, Design, Large Scope Service Delivery for complex business and IT processes. In addition, Lekha has expertise in Online-Mobile-Branch banking, Master Data Management, Global Financial Crimes, Data Science Analytics.

      Lekha has a track record of enabling systems integration for 5 M&As. She has been a recipient of multiple CIO and CEO recognitions, at the Bank, for successful realization of high volume, high performance technology solutions that are strategic, architecturally sound, operationally sustainable and fiscally prudent. She partners with Business Executives to plan and execute Enterprise Level Business strategies, New Product/Service launch, Rescue bottlenecked programs, and address Culture change. In addition, she has been granted 2 technology patents and filed for 5.

      Lekha is a passionate Technology Educator and is routinely invited to guide various technology development and leadership training courses. She personally conducts technology and engineering sessions at in-house Leadership, Women In Technology, Diversity & Inclusion forums to ‘Break the Myth’ on Advanced technologies.

    • Greg Berkin
      VP, IT & Cybersecurity and CIO
      Caladrius Biosciences, Inc.

      Greg Berkin joined Caladrius in January 2015. Since that time, Greg has been responsible for transforming external IT support into an internal team working as a highly-efficient operating unit across Caladrius. He also manages all groups within IT: Networking, PC, Cybersecurity, Applications, Business Solutions, and Telecom. 

      Before joining Caladrius, Greg held director and management roles in IT at other biotech companies including Regado Biosciences, Aeterna Zentaris, and Chugai Pharma USA.

      Greg has 25 years in the technical profession with 20 years of unparalleled managerial experience, specializing in network engineering, facility operations, project management, hybrid cloud-computing, cybersecurity, and M&A activities.

    • Shoukat Ali Bhamani
      Chief Information and Digital Officer
      Schaeffler Group Americas

      Shoukat Ali Bhamani is the Chief Information & Digital Officer (CIO & CDO) for the Schaeffler Group Americas, a global automotive, industrial & aerospace manufacturer with $3.2B revenue and 13,000 employees in Americas.  Over the past 20 years, Shoukat has led several operational and strategic business functions to support a double digit growth in the manufacturing environment. This includes Strategic Planning, General Management, R&D, Program Management, Quality Systems, Continuous Improvement, Process Management and IT. His effective transformation leadership has successfully integrated the IT and business priorities via program management, roadmaps, goals, KPIs and strategic initiatives, across multiple platforms & business units, nationally & internationally.  Resulting in a uniform SAP landscape region wide, measurable business improvements, increased sales opportunities, optimized business processes & supply chain, efficient technology & infrastructure, IT cost transparency, and a high performance IT team to support business growth & strategy. He has now taken over the responsibility of digital transformation and is in the process of prioritizing business needs, establishing talents and executing digital solutions. 

      His business experience includes 10+ years of successful customer relationships to manage key programs & business development to support a significant increase in market share and bottom line.  His R&D contribution includes several new product development initiatives to meet the market challenges of new innovation and technology.  His international experience includes major programs across multiple platforms & business units, including product development, manufacturing, investment, cost reduction & IT projects in US, Canada, Mexico, Japan & Germany. Shoukat received his Bachelor's (NED) and Master's (McGill) degrees in Mechanical Engineering, and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University.  He lives in Fort Mill, SC with his wife and two children.

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

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

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

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

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

    • Christina Bray
      Senior Vice President of Corporate Cybersecurity - Governance, Risk and Compliance
      Truist

      Christina is the Senior Vice President of Corporate Cybersecurity - Governance, Risk and Compliance for the newly formed Truist Financial (BB&T and SunTrust Merger). Her responsibilities include: Governance Oversight; Policy, Program, Frameworks and Standards; Audit, Regulatory and Compliance (GLBA, SOX, PCI, HIPAA, SWIFT, NYDFS, etc.); Risk Management; and 3rd Party Risk Management. Over her 20+ years in the industry, she has focused on building and maturing Information Technology, Cybersecurity & Risk Programs for industry leaders.

    • Stephen M. R. Covey
      Global authority on trust, leadership and culture
      The FranklinCovey Global Speed of Trust Practice

      Stephen M. R. Covey is co-founder of CoveyLink and of the FranklinCovey Global Speed of Trust Practice. A sought-after and compelling keynote speaker and advisor on trust, leadership, ethics, and high performance, he speaks to audiences around the world. He is the New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Speed of Trust, and coauthor of the #1 Amazon bestseller Smart Trust. He advocates that nothing is as fast as the speed of trust and that the ability to establish, grow, extend, and restore trust with all stakeholders is the critical leadership competency of the new global economy. Stephen passionately delivers that message and is skilled in enabling leaders and organizations to experience the dividends of high trust. Audiences and organizations alike resonate with his insightful, relevant approach to real-time issues that affect their immediate and long-term performance.

      He is the former CEO of Covey Leadership Center, which, under his stewardship, became the largest leadership development company in the world. Stephen, with Greg Link, led the strategy that propelled his father’s book, Dr. Stephen R. Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, to become one of the two most influential business books of the 20th Century, according to CEO Magazine. A Harvard MBA, he joined Covey Leadership Center as a Client Developer and later became National Sales Manager and then President and CEO. Under Stephen’s direction, the company grew rapidly and profitably, achieving Inc. 500 status. As President and CEO, he nearly doubled revenues to over $110 million while increasing profits by 12 times. During that period, both customer and employee trust reached new highs and the company expanded throughout the world into over 40 countries, which greatly increased the value of the brand and company. The company was valued at only $2.4 million when Stephen was named CEO, and, within three years, he grew shareholder value to $160 million in a merger he orchestrated with then Franklin Quest to form FranklinCovey.

      Over the years, Stephen has gained considerable respect and influence with executives and leaders of Fortune 500 companies as well as with mid- and small-sized private sector and public sector organizations he’s consulted. Clients recognize his unique perspective on real-world organizational issues based on his practical experience as a former CEO. 

      Stephen currently serves on the board/advisory board of several entities and is a Top Thought Leaders in Trust Lifetime Achievement Honoree from Trust Across America-Trust Around the World. Stephen resides with his wife and children in the shadows of the Rocky Mountains. You can follow Stephen on Twitter @StephenMRCovey.

    • Chiranjoy Das
      CIO
      Randall-Reilly

      CJ has played roles, including Chief Data Officer, that required him to provide technical leadership to local, national, and international sites and services by serving as a ‘hands-on’ technologist, and a business leader.

      CJ has demonstrated exceptional skills in various innovative initiatives, and leadership in all aspects of information technology. He is the recipient of CIO100 award in 2017. He also received the Analytics50, and the DigitalEdge50 awards in 2017. He was an Advisor to Gartner, & often seen delivering speeches in various conferences across the country on Technology.

      CJ believes that we live in a world that is being transformed by technology, but with this power to change lives comes the responsibility. He takes this responsibility very seriously by applying innovative technologies for the greater good, and be a good citizen.

      He has a Master’s degree in Computer Science, & an MBA in Finance.

    • Marcus Fowler
      Director of Strategic Threat
      Darktrace

      Marcus Fowler spent 15 years at the Central Intelligence Agency developing global cyber operations and technical strategies, until joining Darktrace in 2019. He has lead cyber efforts with various US Intelligence Community elements and global partners, and has extensive experience advising senior leaders on cyber operations. He is recognized as a leader in developing and deploying innovative cyber solutions. Prior to serving at the CIA, Marcus was an officer in the United States Marine Corps. Marcus has an engineering degree from the United States Naval Academy and a Masters' Degree in International Security Studies from The Fletcher School. He also completed Harvard Business School's Executive Education Advanced Management Program.

    • Angelic Gibson
      CIO
      AvidXchange

      Angelic Gibson joined AvidXchange in October 2018 as the Chief Information Officer.

      Angelic has spent over 20 years in Information Technology serving the following industries: Higher Education, Wholesale Distribution and Logistics, Retail and Manufacturing in public, private equity and IPO models; including Technekes, LLC, American Tire Distributors (ATD), Estee Lauder, Inc, Sleepy’s, and the State University of NY.

      Angelic has held various leadership positions, including most recently, the SVP, Information Technology at Technekes, based in Charlotte, NC. Previously, she worked for American Tire leading various IT operations functions since 2008.

      Angelic has deep experience in enterprise technology systems and management practices supporting databases, networks, telecommunications, and infrastructure.  She was also central to the development and execution of information security standards, a technology program management office, and disaster recovery best practices.  She has built and supported business intelligence/data management platforms and has extensive cloud computing strategic insight.

      Angelic holds a B.S. degree in Management Information Systems from American InterContinental University.

    • Mike Hillhouse
      Chief Information Officer/Security Officer
      Cadrillion Capital

       

    • Michael LaVallee
      Managing Partner
      Jobplex

       Michael LaVallee is a Managing Partner at Jobplex, Inc., a DHR International Company. Jobplex leads the recruiting industry in offering diversified search services for the emerging, next-generation executive, thereby complementing DHR International’s senior-level executive search practice. He brings over 35 years of retained executive search experience to his role with Jobplex.  Prior to joining Jobplex, Michael led searches for his own boutique search firm, LaVallee & Associates, which he founded in 1986 in Winston-Salem, NC.

      Michael has also spent time recruiting for other search firms, including Heidrick & Struggles and Coleman Lew & Associates. Michael was recruited to Heidrick & Struggles to help launch their Leaders Onlineprogram, focused on extending exceptional recruitment service to line-of-business executives seeking to build out strong, diverse teams. When it comes to searches, Michael brings a hands-on approach to his clients, ensuring the highest level of service, earning their respect as a trusted advisor and good business partner. His clients appreciate his responsiveness and high-touch communication throughout the process

      Michael strives to find promotable candidates with high potential, that are a seamless fit for the culture of the company and the best possible choice for the role. To help clients make these decisions with confidence, he dives deep into research of the candidate pool, assesses behavioral patterns, and conducts in-depth 360-degree interviews with the management, colleagues, and direct reports of the candidate.

      At LaVallee & Associates, Michael completed over 275 searches, servicing mid-cap, private equity, ESOP, hi-tech and Fortune 500 public companies. Michael is a generalist and has completed searches within many industries and roles, but his specialty has been finding Information Technology leaders, across all areas of the enterprise and IT functions. He has received industry recognition for his work in the Technology area and has been an invited speaker and panelist at Technology industry conferences and forums.

      Michael was recruited to Jobplex to help grow the business, with focus on Advanced Technology, Industrial, Financial, and Marketing leaders. The Jobplex brand is excited to have Michael join the team.

      Michael is a member of the Board of Advisors for the North Carolina Technology Association. Outside of work, Michael has been an active member of the Reynolda Rotary Club and Youth Soccer Coach.

      He holds a BS in Business from Wake Forest University, where he was a two-year starter on the Football Team. Michael resides in Winston-Salem, NC with his wife, and has four grown children.

    • Scott Mathis
      Chief Information Security Officer
      RBC Bank US

      Scott Mathis has been a CPA, information systems auditor, information security and cyber security practitioner since 1995. He is currently the CISO of RBC Bank US, the United States-based retail banking division of the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) which is targeted toward Canadian snowbirds, expatriates, and frequent tourists.  In addition, he is the author of Good CISO vs Bad CISO, How to measure any Cybersecurity Risk starting with the Form 10-K.  1st ed, 2019; No Software Patch to fix Communication Bugs and Flaws Between CIOs and Boards, CIOReview CXO Insight, September 2019; Artificial Intelligence: big data mystery meat for the board, Risk Minds, August 2019.

    • 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.

    • Raja Musunuru
      Chief Technology Officer
      Amicus.io

      As VP & CIO for AAA Carolinas, Raja provides thought leadership for enterprise technology and innovation, defining and driving technology strategies, and data driven insights to deliver a seamless member experience. Prior to joining AAA Carolinas, Raja led IT Strategy and Roadmap Development, Post-Merger Integration and Organizational Change Management for AAA Club Alliance.

      Raja came to AAA from The Steritech Group, where he led the technology transformation leveraging the latest in cloud, mobile and analytics to conceive and develop market leading software solutions providing actionable insights for their B2B clients.

      Recognized in May 2013 as a rising vanguard in the industry on CIO Magazine's prestigious "Ones to Watch" list, Raja has utilized his expertise in technology strategy, organizational design, business process optimization, continuous improvement, and analytics-driven innovation and extended product/service differentiation in the market, increased business agility and grew revenues for organizations across a diverse set of industries.

    • Onyeka Nchege
      SVP & CIO
      Novant Health

    • Jason Rader
      Director of Services
      Insight

      Jason Rader joined Insight in 2015 as the National Practice Director of Security. He is charged with managing Insight’s security portfolio including strategic consulting offerings and technology focused solutions. Jason has over 20 years experience and has a deep understanding of the skills, tools, and methodologies required to deliver true solutions related to today’s security challenges. He likes to be known as a “business consultant who happens to be a security expert” and not the other way around. This approach has afforded him success because it requires vision beyond security projects and focuses on business outcomes. Jason is known for his expertise in operationalizing security and being a thought leader and sought after speaker in the threat intelligence and security operations spaces.

      Prior to joining Insight, Rader was the Chief Security Strategist and Director of Cyber Threat Intelligence for EMC’s Security Division, RSA, where he was focused on developing enterprise security management strategies in the areas of health care, government, and the financial sector. He also led the RSA Research group in the collection and publication of cyber threat intelligence related to the latest cyber-attacks and advanced threat groups. 

    • Anna Ransley
      Vice President, Digital and Technology
      Heineken

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

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

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

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

    • Swamy Sriperumbudur
      CIO/COO
      Infomerica Inc

    • Patrick Thompson
      CIO
      Albemarle Corporation

      Chief Information Officer at Albemarle Corporation responsible for developing and executing Global Information & Digital Technology Strategy.

      Proven Executive leader helping global fortune 500 companies in achieving operational performance and back office efficiencies. He has worked in several C-Level roles as well as consulting roles working with executive management teams to help build one fortune 1000 and two fortune 500 companies in his career. He has a proven track record of helping build profitable companies and growing the top and bottom line performance.

      Patrick was recently honored with the 2019 CIO Hall of Fame award and is a Top 100 CIO honoree from both CIO and Computerworld magazine.

      Patrick is also the Co-Chairman of the SAP CEAC (Chemical Executive Advisory Committee).

      He started his career as Managing Director of Andersen Business Consulting at Accenture helping companies with strategic planning, business systems planning, merger and acquisition integrations, and operational and sales performance management consulting.

    • Marykay Wells
      CIO
      Pearson

      Marykay Wells is a visionary, goal-oriented CIO with proven success during the strategy and execution of large, global technology transformations. Marykay possesses a unique blend of digital, risk management and process transformation leadership gained from evaluating emerging technology and cost structures while delivering highly scalable digital products and services. An inspirational leader with success of building and leading global teams of 2000+ professionals and revenues from $1- 15B. She has a proven track record of building high performing teams by establishing customer first values. Marykay champions the adoption of future-state technologies and evangelizes diversity into the culture of the organization.

    Print
    February 4, 2021 - 1:00 PM - 3:35 PM ET

     

    1:00PM - 1:10PM 

    Welcome and Introduction, Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy 

    Kim Lanphear, CEO, Apparo 

    Raja Musunuru, Chief Technology Officer, Amicus.io 


    1:10PM - 1:20PM

    EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: Surviving (and Thriving) in 2021 and Beyond

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

    Our world is entering the "GeoTech Decade" where companies and individuals have gained access to both technological and advanced data capabilities that previously were only available to the national security apparatuses of large nation states thirty to forty years ago. Companies both big and small face nation-state backed digital disruptions to include increasingly complicated tech-meets-geopolitical landscapes, trade wars, the impacts of COVID-19 and a slow global recovery, the challenges of bot-driven misinformation that increasingly polarizes societies, as well as the risk of international tensions becoming more heated and kinetic. Yet, in every crisis there are also opportunities. Join us for a discussion on how to survive and thrive in these turbulent times. 


    1:20PM - 1:40PM 

    EXECUTIVE PANEL: Courageous Leadership and Fearless Reinvention:  Guiding the Modern Enterprise in Dynamic Times 

    As a vaccine is made available to millions of people in early 2021, the future is looking brighter. But as business restrictions continue to dampen the economy, organizational leaders are looking for innovative ways to strengthen revenues and profits. In order to support the business effectively, CIOs and technology executives need to help reimagine and reinvent the business and help the CEO and line-of-business leaders identify new opportunities in core, parallel and new markets. Technology executives also must work with the executive team to identify what the future of work looks like and provide the infrastructure and tools needed to help support a new way of working. 

    In this panel discussion, world-class technology executives will share their advice on the roles that CIOs and tech leaders can play in reimagining the business and the future of work. 

    Moderator: Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy 

    Shoukat Ali Bhamani, VP & Chief Information & Digital Officer, Schaeffler

    Onyeka Nchege,  SVP & CIO, Novant Health 

    Patrick Thompson,  CIO, Albemarle


    1:40PM - 1:50PM 

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

    Marcus Fowler, Director of Strategic Threat, 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. 


    1:50PM - 2:10PM 

    EXECUTIVE PANEL: Redefining the Road Ahead:  Emerging Technologies Making a Difference 

    As technologies continue to help shape the future of business, emerging technologies offer fresh ways to pivot the business into new areas.  Advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, data analytics and the Internet of Things can enable business leaders to identify and act on emerging customer and market trends and generate new revenue streams. 

    This panel of executives will share use cases for advanced technologies that are enabling competitive differentiation and speed to market. 

    Moderator: Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy 

    Lekha Banerjee,Chief Architect & Futurist, Global Financial Services 

    Raja Musunuru, Chief Technology Officer, Amicus.io 

    Jason Rader, Director of Services, Insight

     


    2:10PM - 2:20PM

    HMG STRATEGY NETWORK ACCELERATOR

    Enjoy a trip around the Partner Pavilion of our new virtual summit platform to learn about relevant technologies and services important to know about while you enter to win raffle prize drawings. Also connect one-on-one with partners in the HMG Marketplace, as well as with attendees and speakers in the social lounge!


    2:20PM - 2:30PM

    EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: The Changing Role of the CIO Through a Continual Journey of Disruption

    MaryKay Wells, Chief Information Officer, Pearson 

    As global organizations navigate through the unprecedented times of the pandemic, CIOs and technology executives have a critical role to play in identifying and building new growth opportunities for customers, as well as sustaining current business operations. Technology is an integral partner in the innovation, planning and execution of these changes; pivoting Technology from a back office cost function to a valued strategic partner.

    An interview with Hunter Muller to explore the new characteristics and skills needed by CIOs to be successful in this environment, that enables organizational success and puts Technology at the heart of change.


    2:30PM - 2:50PM

    EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Safeguarding the Enterprise Against Escalating Global Cyber Threats

    Make no mistake – CISOs and cyber teams are at war against nation-state threat actors and other highly-trained adversaries. The recent SolarWinds cyber-attack is believed to be the most damaging hack of a Western government ever, along with still-to-be-determined impact on more than 425 companies in the Fortune 500 who receive services from SolarWinds. While the long-range impact for companies and government agencies continues to unfold, the attacks underscore how security is more important to organizations than ever. CEOs and Board members will be relying on CISOs and security leaders more than ever to help identify and respond to potential threats and to protect the enterprise and its crown jewels.

    In this executive panel, CISOs and security leaders will share their recommendations for working with the CEO and the Board on looming cyber threats, including how best to communicate these risks and articulate where funding is needed most.

    Moderator: Todd Inskeep, Former Cybersecurity Executive 

    Greg Berkin, VP, IT & Cybersecurity & CIO, Caladrius Biosciences, Inc

    Christina Bray, SVP Cyber Security, Risk, and Compliance, Truist Financial Corporation 

    Scott Mathis,  Chief Information Security Officer, RBC Bank US 


    2:50PM - 3:00PM

    SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER:  Stephen M. R. Covey, Jr., Global Authority on Trust, Leadership and Culture, The FranklinCovey Global Speed of Trust Practice

    Stephen M. R. Covey is co-founder of CoveyLink and of the FranklinCovey Global Speed of Trust Practice. A sought-after and compelling keynote speaker and advisor on trust, leadership, ethics, and high performance, he speaks to audiences around the world. He is the New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Speed of Trust, and coauthor of the #1 Amazon bestseller Smart Trust. He advocates that nothing is as fast as the speed of trust and that the ability to establish, grow, extend, and restore trust with all stakeholders is the critical leadership competency of the new global economy. Stephen passionately delivers that message and is skilled in enabling leaders and organizations to experience the dividends of high trust. Audiences and organizations alike resonate with his insightful, relevant approach to real-time issues that affect their immediate and long-term performance.


    3:00PM – 3:20PM 

    EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Leading and Building a High Performing Culture 
     
    As remote work has extended across much of 2020 and into 2021, many CIOs and technology executives have expressed concerns about keeping employees engaged and motivated over the long-term. On top of this, it’s also been challenging to convey a sense of organizational culture both to existing employees and new hires. This panel discussion with top executives will focus on what’s required to cultivate a connected culture into the future – including one that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion. 

    Moderator: Swamy Sriperumbudur, CIO & COO, Informerica Inc

    Angelic Gibson, CIO, AvidXexchange, Inc

    Doug Krieger, Director Global Indirect Center of Excellence 

    Anna Ransley, Vice President & Digital Technology, Heineken 


    3:20PM - 3:35PM

    HMG STRATEGY GLOBAL LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE AWARDS

    We will share our exciting new recognition program and ask for your nominations!

    Featuring past award winners:

    Elizabeth Austin, Former CIO

    Shoukat Ali Bhamani, VP, CIO & CDO, Schaffler Group Americas

    Chiranjoy Das, CIO, Randall-Reilly

    Marc Hamer, EVP, CIO & CDO, Orgill, Inc.

    Sheila Jordan, Chief Digital Technology Officer, Honeywell 

    Michael LaVallee, Manager Director, Jobplex 

    Kimberly Stevenson, SV & GM Foundational Data Services, NetApp

    Presenting Partners

    • Darktrace

      Darktrace is the world’s leading cyber AI company and the creator of Autonomous Response technology. Its self-learning AI is modeled on the human immune system and used by over 4,500 organizations to protect against threats to the cloud, email, IoT, networks and industrial systems. The company has over 1,500 employees and headquarters in San Francisco and Cambridge, UK. Every 3 seconds, Darktrace AI fights back against a cyber-threat, preventing it from causing damage.

      https://www.darktrace.com/

    Platinum Partners

    • Insight

      Insight Cloud + Data Center Transformation is a complete IT services and solution provider that helps organizations transform technology, operations, and service delivery to meet challenges and future-proof the business. As an independent integrator, we’re free to recommend the most appropriate solutions — across cloud, IT transformation, next-generation technology, and security.

      https://www.insight.com/en_US/home.html

    Marketplace Partners

    • Darktrace

      Darktrace is the world’s leading cyber AI company and the creator of Autonomous Response technology. Its self-learning AI is modeled on the human immune system and used by over 4,500 organizations to protect against threats to the cloud, email, IoT, networks and industrial systems. The company has over 1,500 employees and headquarters in San Francisco and Cambridge, UK. Every 3 seconds, Darktrace AI fights back against a cyber-threat, preventing it from causing damage.

      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 are a digitally native company where innovation, design and engineering meet scale. We use the latest technologies in the digital and cognitive field to empower organizations in every aspect. We have more than 16,200 employees and we are present in 16 countries working for companies like Google, Rockwell Automation, Electronic Arts and Santander, among others. We were recognized as a 2020 Worldwide Leader in CX Improvement by IDC MarketScape. We were also featured as a business case study at Harvard, MIT, and Stanford. We are a member of the Cybersecurity Tech Accord.

      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/
    • Slack

      Slack has transformed business communication. It’s the leading channel-based messaging platform, used by millions to align their teams, unify their systems, and drive their businesses forward. Only Slack offers a secure, enterprise-grade environment that can scale with the largest companies in the world. It is a new layer of the business technology stack where people can work together more effectively, connect all their other software tools and services, and find the information they need to do their best work. Slack is where work happens.

      https://slack.com/
    • Horizon3.ai

      While Snehal Antani and Anthony Pillitiere were working to transform their cyber security posture, Red Team operations became a critical part of their strategy, but hiring consultants or maintaining a dedicated Red Team was expensive and could only cover a narrow slice of their enterprise. They started Horizon3.ai and fused military cyber attackers with artificial intelligence experts and automation engineers, to deliver continuous, automated, 100% coverage Red Teaming as a service. No consultants. No professional services. Delivered as a true SaaS offering.

    • 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/

    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 Charlotte

      The SIM Charlotte Region Chapter is the preeminent community of senior technology executives in the Carolinas centered in Charlotte. SIM Charlotte is where IT professionals connect, learn, and grow in order to lead. Relationship building, learning opportunities and community outreach in the form of STEM education are the three pillars of the organization. These three pillars combine to create a vibrant network that strengthens the entire region and contributes to the economic engine that powers Charlotte and the surrounding areas.

      https://chapter.simnet.org/charlotte/home
    • Charlotte Area Technology Collaborative

      The Charlotte Area Technology Collaborative (CATC) brings together businesses, education, government and organizations to inspire and grow the advancement of a diverse and skilled technology pipeline. The Collaborative provides learning and growth opportunities for pre-professionals and professionals, promoting innovation and entrepreneurism, advancing the technology profession and fostering economic development.

      http://cltatc.org/
    • North Carolina Technology Association

      The North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA) is a not-for-profit trade association focused on advancing the state's tech industry. NCTA has 700+ member companies, organizations and institutions representing more than 200,000 North Carolina based employees. NCTA helps members grow regionally and compete globally in a myriad of ways with a focus on executive engagement, public affairs and knowledge workforce.

      http://www.nctechnology.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. Due to the fact that these are virtual events, please only register if you plan to virtually join us on the summit date and time.

    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.

     

     



    Top


    For more information contact us:

    (203) 221-2702
    info@hmgstrategy.com

    The Strongest Executive Leadership Network

    © 2020 HMG Strategy, LLC. All Rights Reserved.