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2021 HMG Live! Florida 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

    • Sandeep Bose
      Former Unit CIO, Credit & Fraud Risk
      American Express

      Sandeep is currently the Unit CIO for Credit & Fraud Risk at American Express, and Engineering Head of Customer Information Management across the enterprise. He is a seasoned technology executive with a successful track record of leading complex digital transformation at scale. He has deep experience in modernizing tech platforms into cloud-based, real time, and intelligent systems using next-generation technologies.

      He currently leads a global organization of 800+ people and is responsible for a tech investment of over $100 million. He is a member of the company’s Credit & Fraud Risk Leadership team and a trusted technology partner for the head of Risk Management and the Chief Data Officer.

      He has expertise in forging a strong engineering culture, with a passion for delivering incredible customer experiences. He led the establishment of the Amex Innovation Labs in Bangalore, Phoenix and Palo Alto, and attracted top talent from across leading employers as well as top universities. The focus of these labs has matured from data engineering, to all critical decisions being powered by Machine Learning & AI. He also led the strategic alliance with research scientists at Stanford University's Social Algorithms Lab to support research and facilitate exploration of innovative ideas.

      Sandeep plays a key role in leading relevant industry consortia, and has spoken at several conferences (like Gartner, Evanta CDO, & HMG CIO Summit) and universities. He is very active in the local Phoenix community and is the co-founder of Industry Engagement Catalyst board at ASU Fulton Schools of Engineering, as the AmEx Executive Sponsor. 


    • Lori Brown
      L Brown CX Consulting

      Lori Brown is the Former Results Companies’ Chief Experience Officer. A 25-year veteran of the BPO services industry, Lori and the Results team have had the opportunity to work with some of the top Fortune 100 and 500 global brands. Through State-of-the-Art technology such as Robotics AI, and BI analytics, understanding where the friction is in an interaction and deploying technology to help smooth those points is what Results is best at. Lori and team have helped their partners increase metrics such as NPS, CSAT and ENPS, all while minimizing costs.  “Having an experienced team that understands the power of data-as well as grasping a deeper understanding into customer behaviors -is critical to our success”.

      You will often hear Lori say, “At Results, we don’t say ‘We think’, we say ‘We know’, and we know because we have the data that tells us.”

    • Marc Carlson
      VP & CIO
      Land O'Lakes

      Marc Carlson serves as the VP and Chief Information Officer for Land O’Lakes, Inc., where he manages the IT organization and focuses on optimizing operations and infrastructure, deploys new projects and manages relationships with IT suppliers. In this role, Marc helps translate the rapidly changing IT environment into strategies that help drive business outcomes. He’s focused on developing high-performing teams and strives to support employees’ success. Prior to this role, Marc served as the vice president and IT business lead for Land O’Lakes Dairy Foods, Purina, Supply Chain and Corporate. During this time, Marc’s responsibilities included building the technology roadmap, managing IT strategies and standards, delivering enterprise-wide technology platforms and managing the businesses IT budgets. Prior to joining Land O’Lakes in 2012, Marc spent nine years at Boston Scientific, including as the global senior IT Director for Clinical Science, R&D, Enterprise Architecture and the IT PMO. He led a diverse set of teams across the U.S., Europe, and Asia through successful execution of global technology strategies. Marc also has 10 years of management consulting experience. Marc holds an MBA from the Carlson School of Management and a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems from Iowa State University. 

    • 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.

    • Jeff Gallino
      CTO, Founder

      Jeff Gallino, speech analytics pioneer, Forbes contributor, noted technologist, US Air Force Academy graduate and

      founder of CallMiner brings energy, enthusiasm and vision to his presentations, illuminating audiences with insights

      gleaned from years as an industry innovator.


      Jeff founded CallMiner in 2002 and is a frequent speaker and panelist on speech and customer journey analytics.

      He oversees research, language development, and future product direction.

    • Poonam Gulati
      Sr. Principal Consultant with the Advisory Services Organization

    • Brian Krail
      VP IT Services
      Wyndham Hotels and Resorts

      Senior IT Executive with a proven track record of delivering strategic and transformational initiatives. Deep experience in strategic planning, building cross functional teams, and organizational change management planning. Adept at leveraging leadership, communication skills, and technology experience to partner with executive leaders, program sponsors, key stakeholders, and project teams to deliver on strategic organizational goals.

    • Beth Lindsay-Wood
      VP, CIO
      Moffitt Cancer Center

      Beth Lindsay-Wood, MBA, CHCIO, is the vice president and chief information officer at Moffitt Cancer Center. She is responsible for optimizing the cancer center’s infrastructure to accelerate digital transformation.

      Lindsay-Wood oversees Moffitt’s IT infrastructure, clinical informatics, cybersecurity and IT applications throughout the enterprise. She is also a core leader, along with the chief data officer and others, of Moffitt’s Digital team. The Digital team is responsible for collaborating and leading the execution of the Digital Care and Discovery Accelerator pillar of Moffitt’s strategic plan IMPACT 2028.

      Lindsay-Wood brings more than 30 years of CIO/IT executive leadership experience to this role, including senior executive roles in IT at Tampa General Hospital and Sentara Healthcare. As a partner in a healthcare consulting firm, Beth has provided strategic consulting services to large health care systems and cancer centers across the country, leading transformative clinical and business initiatives.

      She holds a bachelor’s degree in management information systems from the University of Tampa and Master of Business Administration from Troy University.

    • Tomas Maldonado
      National Football League

       Tomás Maldonado is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at the National Football League (NFL).  He is globally responsible for leading the information security program for the League and its entities.  Maldonado has over 23 years of experience in this area, having led global information security teams and programs at several large international organizations.

      Prior to Joining the NFL, Maldonado was the CISO at International Flavors & Fragrances where he was globally responsible for establishing and leading the Cybersecurity & Technology Risk Management program. Maldonado was an executive director and CISO for the corporate sector of JPMorgan Chase, where he established and shaped the future direction of the security program and focus for the line of business. He was also a VP of technology risk management at Goldman Sachs where he worked on several key initiatives namely creating and leading the data loss protection program. He had additional opportunities at Schroders where he was the network security officer, Ernst & Young and Bloomberg LP. 

      Maldonado holds several industry recognizable certifications: he is a CISSP, a CISM, a CDPSE, and a CRISC, while holding a Bachelor of Science in computer science from Fordham University.

    • Roman Malkin
      Director IT Security and Compliance
      Red Lobster

      Roman is a strategic, analytical, focused and results driven IT Security Leader with over 20 years of technical experience in designing and implementing complex and secure environments. Roman started his career in DoD industry and later transitioned to retail/hospitality.  His focus is in latest in information technology, security & privacy, business continuity, performance analysis, and designing technical solutions to enable business functions. Roman is a highly motivated individual, passionate about security, privacy, technology, people development, innovation, scalability, and architecting best of breed solutions and practices. 

    • Andrew McIntyre
      SVP, Technology & Innovation
      Vinik Sports Group

    • Hunter Muller
      President and CEO
      HMG Strategy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      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.

    • Serena Sacks
      General Manager Customer Success – US Education

      Internationally recognized technology and business leader focusing on enabling every student to find their gifts and talents. For over 30 years, Ms. Sacks-Mandel has helped corporations, non-profits, and public sector organizations fulfill their missions through effective leadership, process excellence, and strategy focused execution. She is currently the leader for the US Education Customer Success team at Microsoft.

      Ms. Sacks Recently won international recognition as one of the top 100 visionaries in education. Earlier this year, her team earned a CIO 100 award for data analytics used to turn around failing students and schools. In 2019 the Global Women in Technology Association named her as the “Woman of the Year”. The Georgia CIO Leadership Association named Ms. Sacks “CIO of the Year” in 2017 for the Non-Profit sector and she was named the 2015 “Woman of the Year” for the Georgia Women in Technology organization. On a personal note, Ms. Sacks is a recent cancer survivor, founding Board Member of the Computer Museum of America, and the proud mother of three wonderful college age daughters.

      Her prior experience includes 10 years at IBM in the Financial Services Sector, over five years at Walt Disney world and technology leadership at several other Fortune 100 organizations.

      Ms. Sacks earned her B.A. and M.S. at Stony Brook University and holds certifications in Enterprise IT Governance (ISACA), Six Sigma, and Project Management (PMI).

    • Marcus Session
      Past President, SIM Tampa Bay
      VP of IT Services
      Tampa International Airport

      Marcus Session is the Vice President of Information Technology Services for Tampa International Airport (TPA).  His passion for technology, innovation, and business enablement are guiding the technology strategy of TPA.  He is responsible for leading and advising on technology initiatives throughout the organization.  He has 21 years of experience in Information Technology working in a variety of industries.  Previously, he served as Interim CIO for USF Health and Senior Director of IT Operations for the USF System.

      During his tenure at Tampa International Airport the ITS team has undergone significant change; restructuring of the IT project management office and information security team, hosting several technology events, and strengthened relationships with other technology organizations throughout the country.  This has increased visibility, collaboration, security, and efficiency of technology initiatives at the TPA. 

      He was recognized in 2018 as one of eleven CIO of the year honorees by the Tampa Bay Business Journal.  He serves as a board member for the Tampa Chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM) as Vice President, and he as a steering group member for the Airports Council International BIT Committee.

      He has spoken at national conferences and led transformative initiatives to help his organizations reach their goals.  He holds a Master’s of Science in Information Technology, as well as a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from the University of South Florida. He is also a member of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi and a Cisco Networking Academy alumnus.

    • Erik Tomasi
      Managing Partner
      Symosis Security

    • Ken Washington
      CIO & VP
      Tampa Port Authority

      Ken Washington began his employment with Port Tampa Bay in October 1996 and was promoted to his current position, Chief Information Officer, in 1998. In this capacity, Mr. Washington provides strategic oversight of organizational-wide information technology activities, as well as oversees the development, execution, and evaluation of all technological frameworks and infrastructure for Port Tampa Bay.Mr. Washington brings 35 years of experience in the field of information technology and has a diverse background in both corporate and governmental settings, with extensive experience in enterprise computing, telecommunications and implementations.Mr. Washington received his formal education from Hillsborough Community College, Harold Washington College, and the University of South Florida. He obtained his professional certifications as Master Certified Novell Engineer, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, and Microsoft Certified Professional.Prior to joining the Port Authority, Mr. Washington was employed by the Florida Aquarium as Manager of MIS, GTE as a Research Analyst, IBM as a Senior Technician, and served in the U.S. Army in Military Intelligence.



    March 11, 2021 - 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET


    1:00 PM - 1:10 PM 

    Welcome and Introduction 

    Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy and Marcus SessionPresident, SIM Tampa Bay and VP of IT Services, Tampa International Airport

    1:10 PM - 1:30 PM 

    EXECUTIVE 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.

    1:30 PM - 1:55 PM 

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

    Sandeep Bose, Unit CIO, Credit & Fraud Risk, American Express

    Marc Carlson, VP & CIO, Land O'Lakes

    Elizabeth (Beth) Lindsay-Wood, VP, CIO, Moffitt Cancer Center

    Andrew McIntyre, SVP, Technology & Innovation, Vinik Sports Group

    Moderator: Marcus SessionPresident, SIM Tampa Bay and VP of IT Services, Tampa International Airport

    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. 

    1:55 PM - 2:05 PM 

    EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: Addressing the Need for Speed: Rapidly Delivering the Right Insights to the C-Suite 

    Poonam Gulati, Sr. Principal Consultant with the Advisory Services Organization, Informatica

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

    2:05 PM - 2:30 PM

    EXECUTIVE PANEL: The Need for Speed

    Brian Krail, VP IT Services, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts

    Serena SacksGeneral Manager Customer Success - US Education, Microsoft

    Ken WashingtonCIO & VP, Tampa Port Authority

    Moderator: Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy

    The speed at which business is conducted continues to accelerate. CEOs and LOB leaders need to quickly identify and act on shifting market conditions, changing customer behaviors and fresh customer feedback to keep their products and services relevant and to devise innovative go-to-market strategies. CEOs and business leaders count on technology executives to enable speed – both through the infrastructure that supports the business as well as the data that drives the business. CIOs, CTOs, CDOs and other technology executives will increasingly be focused on delivering insights, metrics and dashboards to the CEO and members of the executive team to help accelerate data-driven decision making and keep pace with the speed of business.

    2:30 PM - 2:40 PM


    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:

    • CallMiner: $500 Wayfair Giftcard
    • Informatica: Apple Airpods Pro earbuds
    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!

    2:40 PM - 3:05 PM

    EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Safeguarding the Enterprise Against Escalating Global Cyber Threats

    Tomas MaldonadoCISO, National Football League

    Roman Malkin, Director IT Security and Compliance, Red Lobster

    Erik TomasiManaging Partner, Symosis Security

    Moderator: Lori BrownEmployee & Customer Experience Collaboration and Consulting (former CXO ResultsCX) 

    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.

    3:05 PM - 3:15 PM

    EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: There Is No More Unstructured Data

    Jeff GallinoCTO, Founder, CallMiner

    There is no more unstructured data: CallMiner CTO Jeff Gallino discuss how to uncover new challenges and solutions to managing this unique data that is the result of direct customer communications captured in Phone Calls, Email and Chats.  Openness is required when dealing with this data at scale, and how Speech and Chat technologies like speech recognition, sentiment/emotional tagging, GDPR redaction, etc are new and interesting challenges for the CX focused organization and for IT.

    3:15 PM - 3:30 PM


    Dora BoussiasTransformational IT Leader, Stryker

    Jen Boyer, Advisory Client Executive, CAI

    Quintin McGrathSenior Managing Director, Technology Management & Enablement, Global Technology Services - Deloitte

    Jennifer Wesson GreenmanChief Information Officer, Cancer Treatment Centers of America Global

    Marcus Session, President, SIM Tampa Bay and VP of IT Services, Tampa International Airport

    Jeff WysockiChief Information Officer, The Mosaic Company


    Past award winners include:

    Marcus Session, President, SIM Tampa Bay and VP of IT Services, Tampa International Airport

    Christine Vanderpool, VP & CISO, Florida Crystals

    Quintin McGrath, Senior Managing Director, Deloitte

    3:30 PM - 4:00 PM 


    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

    • CallMiner

      CallMiner empowers organizations of any size to extract and act on intelligence from customer interactions and feedback, including live and recorded calls, chat, email, social platforms and surveys, for improving customer experience, sales, marketing, compliance, and agent and customer engagement center performance. Highlighted by multiple customer achievement awards, including eight Speech Technology implementation awards in the past six and named a leader in the industry analyst report Forrester New Wave: AI-Fueled Speech Analytics Solutions, Q2 2018.
    • Informatica

      Digital transformation changes expectations: better service, faster delivery, with less cost. Businesses must transform to stay relevant and data holds the answers. As the world’s leader in Enterprise Cloud Data Management, we’re prepared to help you intelligently lead—in any sector, category or niche. Informatica provides you with the foresight to become more agile, realize new growth opportunities or create new inventions. With 100% focus on everything data, we offer the versatility needed to succeed. We invite you to explore all that Informatica has to offer—and unleash the power of data to drive your next intelligent disruption.

    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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.”
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.

      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 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 and follow us at @GoIvanti.
    • 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™) global 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 MVP™, a Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) platform including team messaging, video meetings, and cloud phone system; RingCentral Video™,  the company's 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. RingCentral is headquartered in Belmont, California, and has offices around the world.
    • 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.

    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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.

    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.
    • 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.
    • 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).
    • 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.
    • Menlo Ventures

      Menlo Ventures is a venture capital firm that strives to have a positive impact on everything we do. That’s why we support businesses including Betterment, Carta, Roku, Poshmark, Uber, and Warby Parker that are reimagining life and work for the better. Over 43 years, we’ve grown a portfolio that includes more than 70 public companies, over 100 mergers and acquisitions, and $5.5 billion under management. We invest at every stage and in every sector, with expertise in Consumer, Enterprise, and Healthcare. From developing market strategies to creating communities, we provide real impact where entrepreneurs need it most. When we’re in, we’re all in.
    • 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).

    Association Partners

    • South Florida SIM

      SIM South Florida connects the area's premier IT leaders - for business solution exchange, professional development, and timely education. SIM South Florida has quarterly chapter meetings, monthly SIM Women Lunches and an annual conference. The chapter also partners with other organizations to host joint events or provide discounts to non-SIM events for SIM Members. The geographical scope of the South Florida Chapter is Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach County.
    • SIM Tampa Bay

      Tampa Bay’s IT community represents over 50,000 IT professionals and according to CBRE is the second fastest growing market in the United States. As we all know and are experiencing, IT is changing fast, and the digital revolution requires new ways to communicate, educate, and conduct business as an IT leader. The need to recruit and retain talent is of critical importance to continue our growth. “ I would like to encourage you to join our chapter and be part of the growing leadership of IT professionals in Tampa Bay” says Chris Downs, President SIM Tampa Bay. Membership provides you access to other senior IT executives, with an opportunity to collaborate and exchange ideas. We welcome you to join our Chapter: If you would like more information about membership in the Tampa Bay Chapter, please contact us at If you would like more information about our upcoming events, please contact us at Any other inquiries, please contact us at
    • SIM Central Florida

      SIM Central Florida is dedicated to shaping and influencing the management and use of information technology throughout the greater Orlando region. Our SIM chapter provides an outstanding opportunity for ongoing networking, meeting and collaboratively exploring best practices, trends and lessons learned. It is ideal for Central Florida’s information technology executives, academicians and senior business executives with key roles in the use of IT in their organizations. SIM Central Florida: Places members in the midst of a global network of IT leaders that is actively harnessing the power of knowledge, information, communication and technology. Continually works to enhance Central Florida’s reputation as a community of outstanding, visionary technology leaders. Gives back to our region by creating new opportunities for others through important mentoring, scholarships, financial contributions and community involvement. Leverages the talents and experiences of diverse IT contemporaries, business executives, technology experts and community leaders. Helps to develop members’ careers and the next generation of IT leaders by continually increasing knowledge, industry visibility and networking among peers who become advisors, confidantes and friends. Is the voice of Central Florida’s IT community on critical issues. SIM Central Florida members meet monthly – learning from presentations and dialogues with industry leaders, top practitioners and nationally recognized experts in information systems and management practices. Before, during and after each presentation, chapter members have the opportunity to discuss important issues and concerns with guest speakers and colleagues from industry and government. History In 1997, a group of prominent CIOs in the Central Florida area decided to establish a non-competitive environment where CIOs could collaboratively share in knowledge and work experiences. The founding fathers included Andy Wing, Rick Sickles and Ron Maciejewski. Wing became the group’s President and initiated the recruitment process – encouraging Hugh Moore, Jim Dekle and Garrett Grainger to join as founding members to lead the new group, which was named the Central Florida CIO Council. Several years later, another member of the Council, Dave Razmussen, challenged the group to convert to an affiliate chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM) – a watershed decision in our growth. The organization officially became a SIM chapter in 2001.

    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.

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