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2021 HMG Live! Atlanta CIO Executive Leadership Summit

Courageous Leadership and Fearless Reinvention: Securing 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


  • Kimberly Bailey
    Director of Information Technology and the Chief Information Officer
    City of Memphis

    Kimberly Bailey is Director of Information Technology and the Chief Information Officer for the City of Memphis. She is the first African American female to hold the position. Bailey is an experienced leader with demonstrated skills in project management, team building, public speaking, and team facilitation. She enjoys finding new and innovative ways to address complex issues and obtain excellent outcomes.

    The native Memphian began her career with the City of Memphis as a college intern in the Information Systems Division. Since then, this ambitious woman has steadily progressed securing IT and project management positions with international and award-winning organizations such as the Memphis Grizzlies, Technicolor, AutoZone, Pinnacle Agriculture Holdings, and CBRE. She returned to the City of Memphis in 2017 as the HRIS Solutions Manager and was instrumental in the upgrade of several vital operational components within the Human Resources Department.

    Bailey received her BS in Management Information Systems from Christian Brothers University and MS in Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services from Bellevue University. She shares her knowledge and passion for technology with the IT professionals of tomorrow as an adjunct professor at Christian Brothers University.

    In addition to technology, she serves as assistant secretary of the Shelby County Health, Education, and Housing Board. Bailey expresses her love of history as the publisher of the children’s coloring book series Color & Read which highlights the accomplishments of African Americans. It can be found online at www.colorandread.com.

  • Shoukat Ali Bhamani
    VP, CIO & CDO
    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.

  • Robin Bienfait
    CEO
    Emnovate

    Robin Bienfait was the Chief Enterprise Innovation Officer and senior advisor for Samsung. Robin joined Samsung with 30 years of experience in mobility, security, business development, enterprise sales, wireless network operations and engineering. As a global intrapreneur, Robin launched Samsung Business Services and advised on the B2B investment strategy. Now as CEO for Emnovate, Robin is advising and providing leadership to emerging businesses. Prior to Samsung, Robin served as chief information officer for BlackBerry, where she led the enterprise business unit and software development team, end to end product security, tier 3 technical customer service, global network services, corporate security and corporate IT. Robin held senior leadership positions across AT&T including Bell Labs, Global Network Services/GNOC, business continuity and disaster recovery, and compliance. As an officer at AT&T, Robin’s last role was leading of global network services and chief compliance officer, environment, health and safety. A global influencer holding 15 patents, she is the recipient of several awards and was named as one of the top 100 CIO’s in STEM and Inc.’s top 18 women to watch in 2018.

  • Steven Ferguson
    Chief Information Officer
    Technical College System of Georgia

    Steven Ferguson is a 23-year veteran of the IT industry. As the Chief Information Officer for the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG), he leads a talented team of IT professionals in support of TCSG’s technical education, adult education, economic development and workforce divisions across the 88 campuses of Georgia’s 22 technical colleges. Recently, he spearheaded the adoption and deployment of an award-winning artificial intelligence chat bot, successfully championed a data center infrastructure consolidation initiative, standardized and expanded enterprise cybersecurity technologies and led the system through the rollout of a new mobile app to enhance the student experience.

    Ferguson holds an M.S. in Information Technology from Southern Polytechnic State University, a B.S. in Business Administration, Information Technology from Columbia Southern University, an A.S. in Engineering from Gainesville State College, and is a proud graduate of TCSG’s Executive Leadership Academy.

    Ferguson is the only Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert employed by the State of Georgia, becoming CCIE #10202 in September of 2002, adding the coveted certification to a stable of certifications from CompTIA, Microsoft, Cisco and Red Hat.

     Beyond his service to the State of Georgia, Ferguson is very active in his local community, currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Development Authority of Lumpkin County, Advisory Board Member for the Georgia Digital Government Summit, President of the Board of Directors for Castleberry Ridge, Communications Chair for Leadership Lumpkin County and as a volunteer for various non-profit and educational organizations. Recipient of the 2019 Georgia CIO of the Year ORBIE Award Winner | Nonprofit/Public Sector.

  • Shaun Hunt
    CIO
    McKenney's, Inc.

    Shaun Hunt manages the Technology group at McKenney’s, covering everything from mobility to Robotic Process Automation. Shaun is an early adopter and thought leader for the emerging Automation First movement. He holds a Master of Organizational Leadership from Southern NH University. Shaun launched his technology career in consulting at Accenture followed by Deloitte Consulting, before holding senior technology positions in financial services and non-profits. Shaun is passionate about creating efficient and effective systems by leveraging emerging technologies that enable clear business value.

  • Steven McWilliams
    VP, CIO
    Georgia Hospital Association

    Steven McWilliams is the Vice President (VP), Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Georgia Hospital Association (GHA), the largest healthcare trade association in the state of Georgia. He joined GHA in 2015 and was recently invited to serve GHA as VP, CIO, overseeing IT strategic initiatives and operations. In this role, Steven has led many projects including an enterprise CRM migration, hyperconvergence of the datacenter, and established the GHA online academy.

    Prior to joining GHA, Steven gained valuable experience serving as part of the IT management team at Oakwood University, a private not-for-profit university located in Huntsville, Alabama. There, Steven was responsible for web services and service desk operations.

    Steven obtained his Master of Science in IT Project Management and Leadership from Purdue University and his Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Oakwood University.

    Steven serves as a member of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives. Steven is a finalist for the 2019 Georgia CIO Leadership Association’s CIO of the Year Award.

    When away from the office, Steven likes to spend time with his wife and travel.

  • Tommy Meek
    Chief Information Officer
    Aaron's, Inc.

    Since joining Aaron's in 2014, Tommy Meek has been recognized for his strengths in delivering technology innovation, client satisfaction and the ability to propel teams to grow and excel. In his current role, Tommy serves as the CIO and oversees the digital transformation strategy for technology infrastructure and services as well as the enterprise solutions for its 1,300+ company and franchise stores.

  • 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.

  • Prakash Muthukrishnan
    Chief Technology Officer
    Purchasing Power, LLC

    Prakash Muthukrishnan is Chief Technology Officer for Purchasing Power, LLC, a newly created position he was promoted to in January 2017. His current responsibilities will include overseeing eCommerce Platform and User Experience, Product Management, Technology Development, Delivery and IT Operations. Muthukrishnan is based in Atlanta and reports directly to Purchasing Power CEO Richard Carrano.

    Previously, Muthukrishnan served as Chief Information Officer, which he was appointed to in 2014. Muthukrishnan joined the company in 2013 to assume responsibility for defining the company’s technology strategy, leading all IT efforts in executing strategic business initiatives, building the company’s e-commerce website and managing IT operations. Within two years, Muthukrishnan was credited for developing Purchasing Power’s award-winning mobile website and app, a strategic initiative that now accounts for more than 50% of gross customer sales and won the company a Bronze Stevie Award in 2015. Additionally, under his leadership, his team won the SAP Hybris North America Success Story of the Year award in 2016.

    Prior to Purchasing Power, Muthukrishnan worked in leadership roles for a variety of companies, including Manhattan Associates where he served three years as senior director of technology strategy, and Blockbuster, Inc., working as senior director, enterprise architecture. At each assignment, Muthukrishnan demonstrated a strong background in supply chain, e-commerce, mobile and retail technologies, as well as a solid vision for IT solutions.

    Muthukrishnan received his Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from the College of Engineering at Guindy, India. He subsequently earned his Master of Science degree in computer science from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. A US Patent holder, he also received a certification in IT Leadership from the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University in Northern California.

    A former member of the MIS Industry Advisory Board at the University of Texas in Dallas, Muthukrishnan also is a 2015 ATP Innovation Award winner, recognizing visionary entrepreneurs, advanced technology innovations and outstanding enterprise applications. Furthermore, he is writer and speaker, regularly providing bylined articles for industry trade magazines and newsletters, as well as business presentations for professional conferences and summits around the country.

  • Christina Quaine
    CISO, SVP Technology Operations
    AvidXchange

    Christina Quaine is the Chief Information Security Officer who has spent the last 19+ years focused on IT Audit, Vendor Management, IT and Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance. Most recently she served as the Chief Privacy Officer for Ally Bank where she was responsible for regulatory compliance, governance, incident management and Data Loss Prevention (DLP).

    She received her BS from Wayne State University and her MS from Walsh College in Business Information Technology and holds the following certifications: CGEIT, CIPP/US, CISA, ITIL and PMP.

    Christina resides in Waxhaw with her family and is a volunteer with ParaGuide and Project2Heel.

  • Matthew Rosenquist
    CISO
    Eclipz.io, Inc.

    Matthew Rosenquist joined Intel Corp in 1996 and benefits from 28 diverse years in the fields of cyber, physical, and information security. Mr. Rosenquist specializes in security strategy, measuring value, developing best-practices for cost effective capabilities, and establishing organizations which deliver optimal levels of cybersecurity. As a cybersecurity strategist for the Intel, he identifies risks and opportunities to build organizations that balance risks, costs, and usability factors across hardware, firmware, software, artificial intelligence, and services. Mr. Rosenquist is active in the industry and consults on best-practices and emerging risks to academic, business, and government audiences around the globe. Mr. Rosenquist built and managed Intel’s first global 24x7 Security Operations Center, oversaw several internal platform security products and services, deployed the enterprise intrusion detection program, and was Intel’s first Incident Commander for worldwide IT emergency responses. He has conducted investigations and risk assessments in defense of corporate assets and managed the security playbook for Intel security features landing in the PC architecture. Mr. Rosenquist ran security for Intel’s multi-billion dollar mergers and acquisitions activities and quantitatively justified the improvement strategy protecting Intel’s global manufacturing capability. His development of the Threat Agent Risk Assessment (TARA) methodology to optimize security, has influenced how organizations view and prioritize risks. Currently, he is leading cybersecurity for Intel’s Artificial Intelligence group, with a focus on how AI will transform security, privacy, and safety. Mr. Rosenquist is very active in the industry, speaks at conferences, consults with industry partners, member of multiple advisory boards, and has published acclaimed white papers, blogs, and videos on a wide range of cybersecurity topics. In 2018, he was named one of LinkedIn’s Top Voices for technology. He is very passionate about cybersecurity and strives to blend practical risk mitigation practices, business processes, and technology capabilities to achieve an optimal level of security.

  • Dr. Kenneth Russell
    Chief Innovation Officer
    Curran Biotech

    Dr. Ken Russell is a respected technology leader/coach and innovation amplifier. A technology pioneer, he developed early Intranet systems for large banks which led to his participation in developing one of the first successful Internet-based training platforms. He was a valued voice and key influencer in the development of the North Carolina Research Campus (which focuses on Human Health, Agriculture, and Nutrition), leading the technology (as CIO) for the renowned Murdock Research Institute (DHMRI). Dr. Russell is also a Research Professor in Physics in the University of Houston’s Department of Mathematics and Physics.

    • Over 25 years’ experience developing and implementing comprehensive organizational change, transformational cultures, bespoke programs, and innovation initiatives in a variety of industries including energy, banking/financial, higher education, and technology. 
    • 2016-2019 - Served as CIO and VP of Digital Transformation at Pfeiffer University.  
    • Prior to that role, he served as a Director and Strategist at Cisco, CIO for the Murdock Research Institute (DHMRI) and spent several years in the Office of the CIO at Duke Energy. He was also SVP and head of Enterprise Architecture for Bank of America.
    • Mentor/coach for incumbent executives (preparing them for next generation processes and workplace challenges including policy/process development, validation of technology vision/direction, road-mapping, and Enterprise Architecture). Executive Leadership, organization tuning, management, budget oversight, staff optimization, SAP tuning, CPaaS, cost optimization.
    • Author of Social Knowledge: Organizational Currencies in the New Knowledge Economy (2014)

  • Greg Scher
    VP, Technology and Operations
    Fiserv

    Greg Scher is VP, Technology and Operations in Account Processing Solutions at Fiserv, a Fortune 500 company. Greg and his team are responsible for the movement of trillions of dollars annually, as well as the Online Banking, and daily Core Processing of over 67 million accounts at thousands of FIs around the US, and abroad. Greg is also responsible for the DevOps / CICD and Cloud transformations for the Account Processing Solutions group at Fiserv.

    As a passionate, transformational and customer focused IT leader with over 20 years of experience in Financial Services, and at numerous Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 organizations around the world, Greg has a passion for what he does, and most importantly, a bias for action. He blends a deep knowledge of technology, with the leadership ability to unleash the value the frequently lays dormant in many organizations, as well as to amplify those who already know how.

    Greg’s success is derived from two core beliefs.

    The first is that people can accomplish incredible things when their passion and creativity are unleashed. By aligning their capabilities and mindset, with the needs of their customers, great things happen. The second, is that Technology is there to support that purpose. When applied together; Greg believes that People + Technology amplify one another in order to drive new experiences for customers, satisfaction for employees, and results that reinforce the cycle of value creation for their business.

    Greg hails from Brooklyn, New York. He and his wife Stephanie, and their 8-year-old twins have lived in Alpharetta, GA since 2017. Prior to living in Georgia, Greg and his family spent 3 years living in Toronto, Canada, consulting with some of the largest FIs and market makers in Canada. Prior to joining Fiserv, Greg’s background consists of senior technology leadership roles at Morgan Stanley, UBS, and Citihub Consulting, among numerous others.

  • Marty Smith
    Head of Risk Science
    Greensky Trade Credit

    Mr. Smith is a seasoned IT executive who brings more than 25 years of experience to his current role at GreenSky.  Over his career, Mr. Smith has created technology strategies for multiple high-growth ventures including IPG, ChoicePoint, and The Home Depot.  His business/technology acumen spans many diverse industries to include: Healthcare, Business Services, Technology, Financial Services, Government Services, Retail, Hospitality, Work Force Management, Finance, Background Screening, Insurance and Data Analytics.  Mr. Smith has been recognized for his technology leadership by CIO.COM (CIO 100),GCLA (CIO of the year) and Atlanta Technology Professional of the Year by ATP.  

  • Todd Tucker
    General Manager and VP, Standards & Education
    TBM Council

    As General Manager and Vice President of Standards and Education for the TBM Council, Todd directs all aspects of both methodology creation, standards development and member education. Todd is also the author of the book, Technology Business Management: The Four Value Conversations CIOs Have with their Business.

    To fulfill key mandates for the TBM Council, Todd collaborates with his board of directors (the CIOs and CTOs of State Farm, Mastercard, Intuit, Enbridge, Verizon, Marshfield Clinic Health Systems, Stanley Black & Decker, University of Pennsylvania and many more), principal members (hundreds of CIOs and TBM leaders from mostly Fortune 1000 companies), partners (executives at KPMG, ISG, Deloitte, Bain, Accenture, Maryville, Advocate, and more), and general members (thousands of IT, business and finance executives). Todd also leans on the Council’s Technical Advisor (Apptio) for significant contributions of intellectual capital such as the industry's first TBM taxonomy, TBM KPIs and metrics, cloud billing standards and more.

    After helping launch the TBM Council in 2012, Todd served in various roles including Research Director and General Manager. Prior to the Council, Todd held senior product management and marketing roles for Apptio and enterprise software vendors NetIQ, PentaSafe and e-Security. Todd began his career as a financial and IT audit manager for Ernst & Young.

    Todd possesses financial, business and technology skills and knowledge, including standards such as GAAP/IFRS, ITIL, COBIT, ISO 17799 and more. Todd has earned several certifications, including CPA, CISA, and CISSP, reflecting his expertise in accounting, finance, B2B technology marketing and product management.

  • Dan Webber
    CIO, Security Officer, and Technology Officer
    UST Global

    Dan has served as Chief Information Officer, Security Officer, and Technology Officer for 24 years, 13 of those years have been spent in healthcare and biotech, 11 in manufacturing, technology and hospitality companies.

    He advises companies that provide artificial intelligence/machine learning, cybersecurity, innovation, design, analytics, advanced computing and digital services to large private and public enterprises around the world.

    Dan has led the integration of technology and related business and operational processes for 56 acquisitions, divestitures, and mergers and evaluated another 150.

    Dan designed, implemented, and envisioned the network and system process workflow for the first FDA Approved DNA based sequencing system as Chief Information Officer of Bayer Visible Genetics. His pharmacogenomic systems supported drug discovery and research activities in the areas of HIV, HCV, HBV, and multiple areas of cancer.

    Dan has designed and program managed the implementation of system infrastructures for over 5,000 locations worldwide including mobile technology, fleet management, and web based linen management that can be found in over 200 hospitals across the US.

    Dan is an active blogger, thought leader, speaker and is active in several community groups.

    Dan is also a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Global Management Accountant.

     

  • Ross Young
    CISO
    Caterpillar Financial

    Ross Young is the CISO of Caterpillar Financial, a lecturer at Johns Hopkins University, a SANS instructor, and the creator of the OWASP Threat and Safeguard Matrix (TaSM).  He is also the co-host of the CISO Tradecraft podcast.  Prior to this role, he was a divisional CISO at Capital One.  His expertise ranges from attacking financial services for the federal government to defending organizations by automating defenses in DevSecOps pipelines. He is actively involved in all things cloud, container, and Kubernetes security.  Ross holds master's and bachelor's degrees from Johns Hopkins University, Idaho State University, and Utah State University. Ross's interest in pirates and ninjas have inspired him to stealthily enable and safeguard the business without the paperwork.

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March 3, 2021 - 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET

1:00PM - 1:10PM 

Welcome and Introduction 

Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy 


1:10PM - 1:20PM

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW:  Trust is the Foundation to Innovation – A Fireside Chat with Bestselling Author Stephen M.R. Covey and Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy

When there’s trust between technology executives and the CEO, the Board, line-of-business leaders along with team members, this acts as a strategic multiplier in maximizing human performance and the execution of teams towards achieving its strategic goals. In this exclusive interview with HMG Strategy President and CEO Hunter Muller, Stephen M.R. Covey, the bestselling author of The Speed of Trust and the global authority on trust, leadership and culture, shares how a trusting environment can accelerate innovation along with how a high-trust culture can optimize business outcomes. Stephen will also help you to discover how to find your ‘True North’ as a leader and how leaders can use this to help inspire team members to strive towards achieving the organization’s strategic goals.

 


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: Jason James, Chief Information Officer, NetHealth 

Steven Ferguson, Chief Information Officer, Technical College System of Georgia 

Tommy Meek, Chief Information Officer, Aaron's Tech 

Greg Scher, VP, Technology and Operations, Fiserv


1:40PM - 2:05PM

 

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Accelerating Your Winning IT Strategy with World Class Technologies and Partnerships

Advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, data analytics and the Internet of Things can enable business technology leaders to identify potential use cases and make a meaningful impact on the business. Yet the likelihood for success accelerates when companies have strong partnerships with trusted technology vendors who are able to provide their experience with other clients, expertise and resources to bring these opportunities to fruition.

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

Moderator: Dan Webber, CIO, Security Officer and Technology Officer 

Shaun Hunt, CIO, McKenney's, Inc. 

Prakash Muthukrishnan, Chief Technology Officer, Purchasing Power, LLC

Dr. Kenneth Russell, Chief Information Officer, Curran Biotech 


2:05PM - 2:15PM

 

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. Sponsor raffle prizes include:

  • Cohesity: Nespresso Vertuo Evoluo Coffee and Espresso Machine by De'Longhi

Be sure to stop by all the sponsor booths to gain leaderboard points that will enter you to win a $150 Amazon gift card! Also connect one-on-one with partners in the HMG Marketplace, as well as with attendees and speakers in the social lounge!


2:15PM - 2:40PM

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: Matthew Rosenquist, CISO, Eclipz.io,Inc. 

Marty Smith, Head of Risk Science, Greensky Trade Credit

Ross Young, Chief Information Security Officer, Caterpillar Financial

Christina Quaine, Chief Information Security Officer, SVP & Technology Operations, AvidXChange 


2:40PM - 2:50PM

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: Robin Bienfait, CEO, Emnovate


2:50PM – 3:10PM 

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: Shoukat Ali Bhamani, VP, CIO & CDO, Schaeffler Group Americas 

Kimberly Bailey, Director of Information Technology and the Chief Information Officer, City of Memphis 

Steven McWilliams, VP, CIO, Georgia Hospital Association

Todd Tucker, General Manager, Technology Business Management Council, Apptio


3:10PM - 3:30PM

HMG STRATEGY GLOBAL LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE AWARDS

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

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

Lee Crump, CIO & Group Vice President, Rollins, Inc.

Shaun Hunt, CIO, McKenney's

Jason James, CIO, Net Health

Steven McWilliams, VP, CIO, Georgia Hospital Association

Dr. Kenneth Russell, Chief Innovation Officer, Curran Biotech

Dan Webber, CIO, Security Officer and Technology Officer, UST Global

 

Past Winners Include:

Gray Brantley, CIO, City of Atlanta

Anthony Dupree, CISO, Career Builder

Jay Ferro, Interim CIO, Quikrete Companies

Jason Molfetas, Chief Digital, Information and Security Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Adam Noble, SVP & Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, American Water

Bill VanCuren, SVP & CIO, NCR Corporation

 


 

3:30PM - 4:00PM

HMG STRATEGY NETWORK RELATIONSHIP ACCELERATOR


Join speakers, attendees and partners in the social lounge of our new summit platform to connect one-on-one with good friends and make new ones! Visit the Partner Pavilion to enter to win prizes! 

 

 

 

Platinum Partners

  • Apptio

    Apptio is the leading software to fuel digital transformation. We help technology and finance leaders make smart decisions as they plan, analyze, and optimize technology investments in pursuit of digital transformation.  Apptio’s software uses machine learning to translate technology costs and utilization across on-premises systems, vendors, projects, agile and cloud systems into a holistic, business-centric view. With Apptio, IT leaders make smarter digital transformation investments.

    http://www.apptio.com

Supporting Partners

  • Cohesity

    Cohesity eliminates mass data fragmentation with an integrated data management platform that radically simplifies the way companies protect, manage, and extract value from their data. This web-scale platform spans clouds and data centers and uniquely enables organizations to run apps on the same platform, all managed from a single GUI. Our unique approach streamlines operations, removes inefficient silos, and reduces compliance risk, allowing data to become a competitive business asset.

    https://www.cohesity.com/

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/
  • 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/
  • 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/
  • 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.

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
  • 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 Atlanta

    The Society for Information Management (SIM) is an eclectic community of senior Information Technology (IT) executives, prominent academicians, selected consultants and other IT thought leaders. It is a non-profit organization with over 38 chapters in the United States and Canada. It distinguishes itself through its extensive knowledge generation and dissemination programs. SIM offers networking opportunities at the local and national level, access to cutting edge research, a rich online knowledge repository, and leadership training and development programs. A key value proposition of the SIM Atlanta Chapter (www.simatlanta.org) is the thought provoking and intellectually stimulating discussions at the monthly meetings. In addition, SIM Atlanta partners and supports high profile CIO events such as the Georgia CIO of the Year Awards, SIMposium, Digital Ball, and PremierCIO Forum. The Atlanta Business Chronicle has repeatedly recognized SIM Atlanta for its contributions to TechBridge, a reputed non-profit IT service provider. SIM Atlanta also provides student scholarships, and supports STEM related outreach efforts.

    http://www.simnet.org

The CIO Executive Leadership Summit is created for CIOs/IT leaders. It also has strong appeal to leaders interested in better positioning their organizations and themselves for what's ahead in business and to achieve the greatest benefits through the use of information technology. 

To ensure a high quality environment and to maximize the networking experience, all attendees must be:

  • Employed C-Level executives (non-vendor) or equivalent, CIOs, Direct Reports of CIOs, or Senior Most IT Professional in an organization with $200M or greater revenue, or from not-for-profit or government organizations with comparable size

- OR - 

  • Full time academicians

If you meet the criteria above, there is no fee to attend.

All registration requests will be reviewed and approved based upon above stated criteria.

* Sales/marketing individuals or consultants from non-sponsoring vendor organizations are not permitted.

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