Past Summits

2021 HMG Live! Chicago 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


    • Christian Anschuetz
      Former Chief Digital Officer, UL and Founder, Project RELO
      Professor of the Practice at the Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

      An award-winning Chief Digital Officer and Market Futurist, Christian Anschuetz recognizes patterns emerging in the marketplace, and envisions contemporary strategies that help companies re-imagine and re-invent how they do business.

      As the catalyst behind the game-changing transformation initiative that revolutionized the company from a legacy services business into an information services powerhouse, he leveraged leading-edge technology and open innovation to delight customers, create brand differentiation, and enable outstanding profit and revenue growth.

      A trusted charismatic leader of leaders, Mr. Anshuetz is known for inspiring confidence, credibility, relationships, and action. He develops and rallies high performance teams and enterprises around a clear, compelling vision for the future.

      He combines this unique expertise with strong business development and marketing acumen and also serves as an Adjunct Professor at the renowned University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, teaching state-of-the-art marketing studies to MBA students.

      Additionally, he is a quoted authority in leading publications such as The WSJ, Forbes, Gartner, Computer World, and others. He was identified and featured as the first non-CEO “Tech Titan” by CIO magazine; named ComputerWorld Premier 100 winner, and noted for successes in several case studies by Microsoft, Intel, HP and Oracle.

      With extensive industry leadership experience, Mr. Anschuetz has been a featured speaker at such venues as the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium, InterOp, Chicago Executives’ Club Global Leadership Forum, Gartner and Oracle, among others.

      Further, he founded Project RELO, a philanthropic organization that helps veterans transition from military service to civilian and corporate life with the help of partnering companies and CEOs. Mr. Anschuetz, himself, served in the United States Marine Corps. as a regular commissioned officer.

    • Scot Berkey
      CIO
      Illinois Housing Development Authority

       

    • Amy Bogac
      Head of Information Security
      CF Industries

    • Wayne Bulmahn
      Chief Information Officer/Security Officer
      UNITE HERE HEALTH

      Wayne is an IT business doctor.  For over 30 years, he has helped heal IT organizations, transforming them from reactive firefighters to proactive teams that help solve business challenges and enable growth.  Wayne is currently the CIO and Security Officer for UNITE HERE HEALTH, a $1.3B national labor management trust fund focused on providing high-quality, affordable health care to participants.  He is also the President-Elect and a Board Member for SIM-Chicago, the leading CIO professional organization in Chicago.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Roberto Gutierrez
      CISO
      OSI Group

    • Meredith Harper
      VP, CISO
      Eli Lilly and Company

      Meredith Harper serves as vice president and chief information security officer at Eli Lilly and Company. She is responsible for the company’s global information security program. 

       

      Prior to joining Lilly in 2018 as senior director, deputy chief information security officer, Meredith served as chief information privacy and security officer at Henry Ford Health System, where she had ultimate responsibility for the protection of Henry Ford’s provider, insurance, retail and research businesses.    

       

      Meredith is an active member of the Health Care Compliance Association where she holds dual certifications in healthcare compliance and privacy. She is certified as a Healthcare Information Security & Privacy Practitioner through the International Information System Security Certification Consortium Inc. and a Certified Information Security Manager through the Information Systems Audit and Control Association.

       

      She earned a master’s degree in health services administration and a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems from the University of Detroit Mercy. She also earned a master’s of jurisprudence in health law from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.  

       

      Meredith serves on several advisory boards in support of empowering women and minorities to embark upon careers in technology, especially in information security. She has also served her community for 29 years through her Diamond Life membership in Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.

    • Jennifer Hartsock
      Vice President & CIO
      Baker Hughes

      Jennifer Hartsock is Chief Information Officer of Baker Hughes and brings over 20 years of IT leadership to the company. She also leads the company's Digital Strategy to drive internal business productivity and accelerate customer outcomes. Hartsock joined GE Oil & Gas in April 2016 as Chief Information Officer, where she oversaw the global IT team and was responsible for driving simplification, acquisition integration, and innovative solutions in support of the Oil and Gas business. Prior to joining GE, Hartsock served as Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Cameron International. She spent 17 years at Caterpillar Incorporated in a variety of IT positions, culminating with IT Directory and Group CIO for Construction Industries. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in applied computer science with summa cum laude honors from Illinois State University

    • Asha Kumar
      Regional CIO and Head of UK and EU Core Banking
      HSBC

      Asha Kumar is HSBC’s regional Chief Information Officer, Head of UK and Europe for Core Banking, responsible for HSBC Core Banking Technology across 21 countries, including the primary markets of UK, France and Germany.

      Asha Kumar joined HSBC in 2016 as a Programme Director, in Commercial Banking.  In 2018 she moved to her new role as Regional CIO and Head of UK & Europe for Core Banking, HSBC.    Asha has overall accountability for delivering all core banking technologies and initiatives in the UK and Europe.  As one of HSBC’s female technology leaders, Asha is passionate about gender equality and supports the development of HSBC female technology talent, taking a leadership role in HSBC’s D&I programme activity..

       Prior to HSBC, Asha was Senior Principal and Programme Director, Infosys Consulting, Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), where she led the transition and transformation of multi-million pound service management  engagement programmes for the benefit of RBS and various organizations in UK.

      Asha has a been a management consultant in strategy and transformation, a technologist at heart, she is a qualified PRINCE 2, ITIL v3, Agile practitioner with over 25 years of industry experience.. Key roles played include Strategy consulting, service delivery, operations, IT and business transformation, ITIL v3 consulting, establishing an agile practice, driving innovation through design thinking . Her skills are domain agnostic having worked across leading industry verticals and domains with specialized focus in financial services.

      Asha’s key achievements include being a recipient of delivery excellence and living the values award year on year recognizing her customer focus across various leading corporates in UK and is also UK’s highest voted HSBC Technology  coalition member . Given her focus on people and culture more so in the diversity initiative she has been the finalist of the Women in the Tech excellence award for 2020 .

      In her spare time she likes to paint, read books, cook for her family , travel around, dance and sing and spend time with her children.

    • Patrick Manuel
      AVP, IT
      Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

      Patrick Manuel is a seasoned IT professional in the Hospitality and Cruising industry. He has been a loyal employee of Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines (RCCL) for 25 years, starting as an entry level developer. Patrick has supported almost every area of the business and been very close to the exponential growth of the company. After spending time as a developer, Patrick moved into the Shipboard IT Operations, being responsible for the daily operations and support of all onboard IT systems globally. When RCCL decided to start a joint venture with First Choice Holidays in UK, Patrick was tapped to start up the operation as Director of IT reporting directly to the president, responsible for all areas of technology ship and shore. In 2006, RCCL was designing the largest cruise ship that would change the industry, Oasis of the Seas. Patrick was selected to lead the technology strategy for this innovative new ship.  As part of the corporation’s aggressive global expansion, Patrick led the International IT organization to open offices in China, Brazil, Mexico, France, Barcelona, Sydney, Manilla, Hong Kong and Frankfurt. Patrick was then appointed as the IT Brand Executive reporting both directly to the CIO and President in charge of Celebrity brand IT strategy growing on this same role for the Royal brand, the largest cruise brand in the world. Coming full circle, Patrick came back to his onboard roots taking on added responsibility of overseeing all Shipboard IT including Newbuilding, all technical product development, onboard support, private destinations, terminals, and strategy for all brands in the company.

    • Arlan McMillan
      CISO
      Kirkland & Ellis LLP

      Arlan McMillan is the Chief Security Officer (CSO) for Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Kirkland is an international law firm that serves a broad range of clients around the world in private equity, M&A and other corporate transactions, litigation, white collar and government disputes, restructurings and intellectual property matters. Offices locations include the US, UK, France, Germany, China & Hong Kong

      As the CSO, Arlan oversees the strategy and delivery of Cybersecurity, Physical Security and Business Continuity Management capabilities firm wide. With over 25 years’ experience in Information Technology and Security, Arlan has led a number of teams developing and delivering security services for top organizations including United Airlines, the City of Chicago and ABN Amro Bank. 

      Prior to joining Kirkland, Arlan was a board member of the Aviation Information Sharing and Analysis Center (A-ISAC) and the Transportation Sector Chief for the FBI-InfraGard Chicago region. He is currently a board member of ChicagoFIRST serving as the Vice Chair, Governing Body member of Evanta, Executive Committee member of the CyberSecurity Collaborative and a regular contributor on the topics of risk management and executive communications.


      https://www.linkedin.com/in/arlanmcmillan/
      @arlanmcmillan

    • Rick Merrick
      CIO
      President, SIM Chicago Chapter
      TCS Education System

    • Hunter Muller
      Founder & 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 Founder 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.

    • Mike Parisi
      Chief Information Officer
      Illinois Tool Works

    • Rusty Patel
      SVP & CIO
      Tenneco

      Rusty Patel, Tenneco senior vice president and chief information officer, is responsible for leading the company’s global information technology operations. When DRiV Incorporated spins from Tenneco, Patel is expected to serve in the same position with DRiV™, pending completion of all required steps and related board approvals. 

      Patel joined Tenneco in February 2018 with an extensive background in information technology spanning more than 25 years. Most recently, he served as vice president, information technology for the building technologies and solutions business at Johnson Controls (JCI).  Prior to JCI, Patel held leadership roles in information technology with multinational companies including Tyco, VWR International and Motorola, Inc.  He began his career with EDS, supporting Delphi Automotive. 

      Rusty holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Marquette University and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame. 

    • Sinan Tunc
      Principal Security Specialist
      Infoblox

    • Frank Yanan
      SVP, GIS Business Information Security Officer (BISO)
      Bank of America

      Frank is an SVP / Business Information Security Officer for Bank of America where he manages risk for key client facing applications and lines of business. 

      Prior to the Bank, Frank was Global Head of Security Operations for Zurich Insurance.  At Zurich, he set the vision & strategy for Zurich’s global security toolkit and oversaw its daily operation.  He also led Zurich’s Identity Administration Management team.

      Throughout his career, Frank has held several impactful IT Leadership positions, including CIO for Barrington Capital, Head of Global Applications for Hewitt, Chief Delivery Officer for Sears and SVP /  Practice Lead at The Revere Group, an IT consulting firm.   He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from Northwestern University and is active in a number of professional organizations, including the Association for Information Technology Professionals and the Society for Information Management.

    Print
     

    March 4, 2021 - 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM CT

     

    12:00 PM - 12:05 PM 

    Welcome and Introduction 

    Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy and Rick MerrickCIO and President, SIM Chicago Chapter, TCS Education System


    12:05 PM - 12:25 PM 

    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.

    12:25 PM - 12:50 PM 

    EXECUTIVE PANEL: Leading Courageously and Authentically in a Time of Uncertainty

    Scot Berkey, CIO, Illinois Housing Development Authority

    Jennifer Hartsock, Vice President & CIO, Baker Hughes

    Patrick Manuel, AVP IT, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

    Moderator: Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy

    As the clock turns to 2021, hope is on the horizon as millions of COVID-19 vaccinations are being distributed across the world. Yet, we continue to live in turbulent times, which will continue into the foreseeable future. The global health crisis is impacting everything from customer behavior to existing business models and supply chains operations, resulting in dramatic shifts to remote work and organizational culture. Meanwhile, CEOs are worried about the health and safety of their employees. Now, more than ever, CIOs, CISOs, CTOs, CDOs and technology executives are being looked upon by the CEO, the Board and Line-of-Business (LOB) leaders to lead courageously, authentically and with transparency to enable their organizations and their teams to succeed and guide the path to a brighter future. 


    12:50 PM - 1:00 PM 

     

    EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: The Next Generation of Cyber Security: Autonomous AI

    Marcus Fowler, Director of Strategic Threat, Darktrace

    Our digital environments and workforces are more dynamic than ever. To navigate the risks and challenges that digital innovation brings, organizations must rethink their approach to security.  Static, legacy approaches have become redundant against sophisticated, fast-moving threats, and attackers that continue to evolve their techniques. Organizations are increasingly turning to new technologies like AI to achieve much-needed adaptability and resilience; protecting workforces and data from attack by detecting, investigating and responding to cyber-threats in real time — wherever they strike.


    1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

    EXECUTIVE PANEL: Cultivating a Connected Culture

    Christian Anschuetz, Former Chief Digital Officer, UL; Founder, Project RELO; and Professor of the Practice at the Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Meredith HarperVP, CISO, Eli Lilly and Company

    Asha Kumar, Regional CIO and Head of UK and EU Core Banking, HSBC

    Mike ParisiChief Information Officer, Illinois Tool Works

    ModeratorRusty Patel, SVP & CIO, Tenneco

    One of the greatest challenges cited by CIOs, CTOs, CISOs, CDOs and technology executives in the HMG community – especially during the second half of 2020 – is finding effective ways to keep employees engaged and motivated for the long haul in a remote work environment. This also dovetails with how members of the C-suite are looking to foster a culture of high-performance leadership across the enterprise. Looking out across 2021, tech executives will be looking for fresh ways to imbue a connected and inclusive culture – both for long-term employees as well as new hires.


    1:30 PM - 1:40 PM

    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:

    • Infoblox: $100 Amazon Gift Card
    • Cohesity: Airpods
    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!


    1:40 PM - 1:50 PM

    EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: Enabling Business Transformation by Using a Modern Secure Network 

    Sinan TuncPrincipal Security Specialist, Infoblox

    Regardless of what industry they are in, every company must be innovative and modernize how it operates in order to survive and excel in these highly disruptive times. A core component of innovation is digital transformation – bringing together people, applications and data so that anyone can interact with anyone from anywhere securely. In order to achieve such business transformations, companies need secure networks where they can feel confident about connecting from anywhere, when they need to and sharing creative ideas with one another to constantly move the business forward. 
     
    In this executive interview, Sinan Tunc of Infoblox will share how networking and security can be unified to deliver business continuity, and better user experience while enabling secure innovation to occur across the enterprise.

    1:50 PM - 2:15 PM

    EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Safeguarding the Enterprise Against Escalating Global Cyber Threats

    Amy Bogac, Head of Information Security, CF Industries

    Roberto Gutierrez, CISO, OSI Group

    Arlan McMillan, CISO, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

    Moderator: Frank Yanan, SVP, GIS Business Information Security Officer (BISO), Bank of America

    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.

    2:15 PM - 2:30 PM

    HMG STRATEGY GLOBAL LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE AWARDS

    Wayne BulmahnChief Information Officer/Security Officer, UNITE HERE HEALTH

    Paul MartinFormer SVP & CIO (Retired) and and Board of Directors, Unisys Corporation and Owens Corning, Baxter International

    John PhillipsPresident & CIO, Briggs Healthcare

     

     

    Past award winners include:

    Susan Malisch, VP & CIO, Loyola University Chicago

    Rusty Patel, SVP & CIO, Tenneco

    John Philips, President & CIO, Briggs Healthcare

    Sangy Vatsa, EVP & CIO, Comercia Bank

    Ron Guerrier, CIO & Secretary of Innovation & Technology, State of Illinois

     


    2:30 PM - 3:00 PM 

     

    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!

     

    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/
    • Infoblox

      Infoblox leads the way to next-level DDI with its Secure Cloud-Managed Network Services with 8,000 customers including 350 of the Fortune 500. Infoblox brings next-level security, reliability and automation to cloud and hybrid systems, setting customers on a path to a single pane of glass for network management. Next-level security helps protect against the rising flood of cyberattacks, leveraging 14 billion threat indicators and 30 plus API security integrations. Next-level reliability provides a Tier 1 foundation with five nines availability, delivered as software-defined services. Next-level automation reduces manual tasks by 70% and annual costs by more than $1 million.

      https://www.infoblox.com

    Gold 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/

    Supporting Partners

    • Actminds

      When Chicago-area companies need to build mission critical technology solutions, they call Actminds. Our local teams are built to address the most promising opportunities and most vexing problems. We enable success in companies large and small, in any industry in which technology is mission critical.

      https://www.actminds.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 that helps organizations reinvent themselves to create a way forward and unleash their potential. We are the place where innovation, design and engineering meet scale. • We have more than 20,000 employees and we are present in 18 countries working for companies like Google, Rockwell Automation, Electronic Arts and Santander, among others. • We were named a Worldwide Leader in CX Improvement Services by IDC MarketScape report. • 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/
    • RingCentral

      RingCentral, Inc. (NYSE: RNG) is a leading provider of business cloud communications and contact center solutions based on its powerful Message Video Phone™    (MVP™) platform. More flexible and cost-effective than legacy on-premises PBX and video conferencing systems that it replaces, RingCentral empowers modern mobile and distributed workforces to communicate, collaborate, and connect via any mode, any device, and any location. RingCentral offers three key products in its portfolio including RingCentral Office® , a Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) platform including team messaging, video meetings, and a cloud phone system, Glip ®  the company's free video meetings solution with team messaging that enables Smart Video Meetings™, and RingCentral cloud Contact Center   solutions. RingCentral’s open platform integrates with leading third-party business applications and enables customers to easily customize business workflows.

      https://www.ringcentral.com/
    • SafeGuard Cyber

      SafeGuard Cyber protects the human connections businesses need to thrive in a digital world. Our award-winning platform utilizes a unique mix of direct API integration, Natural Language Understanding, advanced policy engines, and deep relationships with cloud-based digital platforms to give you unmatched, real-time monitoring and mitigation on over 50 cloud communication channels. With SafeGuard installed your team can use whatever tools they wish to do what they do best: create value and drive growth.

      https://www.safeguardcyber.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
    • 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 Chicago

      The Society for Information Management (SIM) is the premier network for IT leaders, comprised of over 3600 members, including CIOs, prominent academicians, consultants, other senior-level IT leaders, and vendors. SIM is a community of thought leaders who share experiences and rich intellectual capital that is applied for the future direction of IT. The Chicago SIM Chapter is one of the largest chapters in the association with more than 200 members. Chicago SIM provides a unique opportunity to interact with thought leaders throughout the technology field and to join peers in giving back to the industry and community. Chicago SIM serves the Northern Illinois area.

    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.