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2021 HMG Live! Silicon Valley CISO Executive Leadership Summit

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

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

 

“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



  • Abhishek Agarwal
    Chief Information Security Officer
    Fresenius Medical Care North America

    Abhishek Agarwal is the Chief Security & Privacy Officer responsible for privacy compliance, cyber security and security risk management programs to assist the Company, including the Board of Directors, senior management, business corporate functions leaders (IT, HR, Finance, R&D etc.) to understand and adhere to legal and regulatory requirements. Abhishek has gained experience working at fortune 100 companies such as Kraft Foods, JPMorgan Chase, HSBC, and E&Y Consulting where he has worked on large Privacy, Information Security & Risk initiatives like HIPAA, Safe Harbor, EU DPD Compliance Programs, Global Data Transfers, Cybersecurity, Security Administration, Identity & Access Management, Information Risk Assessments, Third Party Compliance and Governance. Abhishek is well versed in prevailing regulations in Healthcare, Consumer, Financial industries such as OCC & OCR requirements, HIPAA/HITECH, GDPR (EU DPA), GLBA, PIPEDA, FACT Act, FTC regulations (COPPA, DNC), Privacy Shield (US:EU/Swiss Safe Harbor) and local country privacy/data protection regulations. He is experienced in establishing global compliance programs based on industry best practices namely, a unique combination of ISO 27001/02, GAPP, PCI, BITS. He is an active member International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US), a member of the Information Systems Audit and Compliance Association (ISACA), a certified Information Risk and System Control (CRISC) and certified with ISO 27001 Lead Auditor certification. He received both an Electrical & Electronic Engineering and a MBA from Pittsburg State University, and a

  • Elisabeth Case
    Managing Director
    Marsh

    Elisabeth Case is the cyber advisory leader and the commercial and technology E&O product leader within Marsh’s Cyber Center of Excellence. She is responsible for overseeing a full range of advisory and placement services to clients with complex cyber and technology risks throughout the country. In addition, Elisabeth serves as the senior cyber and E&O advisor for some of Marsh’s largest clients.

    Elisabeth returned to Marsh in 2012 after a hiatus as the chief underwriting officer of CNA’s Communications, Media and Technology Industry Practice. Prior to CNA, Elisabeth spent five years at Marsh as a placement and advisory specialist in Marsh’s Communications, Media and Technology Practice.

    In 1997, Elisabeth joined The St. Paul Companies as an underwriter and underwriting director in their Technology Industry Practice. At St. Paul, Elisabeth’s responsibilities included the development of forms and coverages for the unique exposures technology clients face, and helped draft St. Paul’s earliest cyber insurance products. Prior to St. Paul Companies, Elisabeth spent the first 10 years of her career in various underwriting and leadership roles at Chubb.

    Since 1987, Elisabeth has developed cutting edge, cost-effective insurance policies and programs that meet the needs that all firms face in the rapidly evolving exposure landscape of the digital age.  BS in psychology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

  • Chris Convey
    VP, IT Risk Management and CISO
    Sharp HealthCare

    Chris Convey has extensive leadership experience in information and technology risk, cyber security, IT operations and cloud technologies.  Before his current role at Sharp as VP and CISO, he was CIO and CISO at Millennium Health where he led governance, development, operations and security of all company systems.  Prior to Millennium Health, Chris was the enterprise HIPAA Security Program leader at Kaiser Permanente, where he launched and led the strategic plan to improve organizational compliance with the HIPAA Security Rule and other regulations.  Prior to that Chris was Director, Technology Risk and Security Consulting at PwC, where he advised Fortune 500 companies in all aspects of business and technology improvement.

  • Patrick Ford
    CISO, Americas Region
    Schneider Electric

  • 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.

  • Kostas Georgakopoulos
    Global CTO & CISO
    Mondelēz International

  • Jameeka Green Aaron
    CISO
    Auth0

    Jameeka Green Aaron is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), responsible for the holistic security and compliance of Auth0’s platform, products, and corporate environment. 

    She is a recognized industry and brings 20 years of experience to the role, with a career that has spanned a wide variety of industries, including aerospace and defense, retail, and manufacturing, at both Fortune 100 and privately held companies—including Nike, Hurley, Lockheed Martin, and the U.S. Navy.

    Jameeka lives in Irvine, CA, and enjoys traveling, and all things outdoors; hiking, snowboarding, and lounging on the beach. She is committed to advancing women and people of color in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields and has participated in the U.S. State Department’s TechWomen program and the National Urban League of Young Professionals. She currently sits on the board of the California Women Veterans Leadership Council, is an advisor for U.C. Riverside Design Thinking Program, and is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

  • Rocco Grillo
    Managing Director - Global Cyber Risk Services & Incident Response Investigation
    Alvarez & Marsal

    Cybersecurity Executive Leader with extensive experience leading teams and providing clients with cybersecurity advisory services, incident response investigations, and other technical services, as well as guidance to C-Suite and Board level clients. I serve as a trusted advisor and partner to clients, law enforcement and government agencies, law firms, and industry organizations to address cybersecurity matters including incident response & forensics investigations, as well as vulnerability and threat management matters. He is a Ponemon Institute Fellow and affiliate board advisor to industry organizations including FS-ISAC, Retail-CISC, NH-ISAC as well as other ISACS, and member of the Shared Assessments Steering Committee Board. He has also served on the CLM Cyber Liability Council, the Board of Directors of the NY ISSA, the IT Policy Compliance Group, and the (i-4) Research Committee and he has been Interviewed / quoted in CNNMoney, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The London Times, Thomson Reuters, and other industry publications.

  • Patty Hatter
    SVP Global Customer Services
    Palo Alto Networks

    Patty Hatter has more than 20 years of experience leading operations and technology organizations at several Fortune 500 companies. Patty is a strategic adviser, working on product and go-to-market strategies for technology startups ranging from cybersecurity to IT service management to blockchain applications. From 2015 to 2017, Patty was Senior Vice President and General Manager of Services for Intel/McAfee, where she spearheaded the transformation of McAfee's support for enterprise customers. From 2015 to 2016, she was General Manager of Security and Software IT and Chief Information Officer at Intel Security Group, and from 2010 to 2015, she served as Senior Vice President of Operations and Chief Information Officer at McAfee, Inc. Prior to her employment with McAfee, Patty held executive positions with Cisco and AT&T.

    Patty was chosen by the National Diversity Council as a "Most Powerful and Influential Woman" in 2015, and was named both "Women of Influence" and "Power Executive" by Silicon Valley Business Journal in 2016. Patty earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

    Patty is a member of the U.S. Department of Commerce's Information Security & Privacy Advisory Board (ISPAB) and a Board member of the Silicon Valley Education Foundation.

     

  • John Iannarelli
    Former FBI Special Agent and Senior Executive Advisor
    FBI

    John G. Iannarelli recently retired from the FBI after more than 20 years of service, during which he was a member of the SWAT Team and participated in the investigations of the Oklahoma City Bombing, the 9/11 attack, and the Congresswoman Gabriel Giffords shooting.  John previously served at FBI Headquarters as their national spokesperson and on the Cyber Division Executive staff.  In Phoenix, John was the Cyber squad supervisor before promotion to Assistant Special Agent in Charge, the number two position overseeing all Criminal, Cyber, and Counter Intelligence investigations throughout Arizona.  John has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Computer Science for his contributions to the field of cyber investigations.

    John is the author of several other books, to include Why Teens Fail and What to Fix, a parents’ guide to protecting their children from Internet predators and other dangers, and Information Governance Security, how businesses can protect their sensitive data from loss or compromise.  His recently released How to Stop A Terrorist, is a guide for the average person to recognize and help prevent terrorism. John is a highly sought after speaker and has presented to Fortune 500 companies, domestic and international audiences, the United Nations, and the Vatican where he met personally with Pope Francis to discuss the evolution of cyber crime.

    A former San Diego Police Officer and a graduate of the University of San Diego School of Law, to include studies of international criminal and civil law at Oxford, England, John is also an attorney admitted to the practice of law in California, Maryland and the District of Columbia. He is currently a private consultant, whose clients have included the both the FBI and a national professional sports league.

  • Chris Jacquet
    Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, Enterprise Security
    Hitachi Vantara

    Jacquet is responsible for enterprise information security, establishing and maintaining a corporate-wide information security program to protect Hitachi Vantara’s information assets. He and his team identify, evaluate and report on information security risks to meet compliance and regulatory requirements. Jacquet also leads enterprise security programs including security operations, incident response, vulnerability management, identity management, network security, disaster recovery and risk policies. He supports client services for Hitachi Vantara’s Managed Services offering, including governance and compliance. In September 2017, Jacquet’s role expanded to include the security governance of Hitachi Vantara’s products and services. Previously, Jacquet was senior director of cloud security and compliance, and acting CISO for cloud infrastructure at Marketo where he built and led cross-functional teams to secure their software products. Before this, his roles included senior director of global IT Security, compliance, risk management and governance at Symantec, and multiple leadership roles at Hewlett-Packard during his 26-year tenure there. Jacquet holds a marketing certificate from UC Berkeley and an engineering degree in computer science from Institut National des Sciences Appliqués (Lyon, France). He is fluent in French and conversational in German. He holds a private pilot’s certificate and is an active member pilot of Angel Flight West, a volunteer organization.

  • Monti Knode
    Director of Customer Success and Partner
    Horizon3.ai

    After 26 years of service in the US Air Force as a cyberspace operations officer, Monti Knode joined Horizon 3 AI as the Director of Customer Success.  Prior to joining Horizon 3 AI, he led teams setting up tactical communications in austere environments, secured and defended the Air Force’s $12B multi-classification networks, was a Deputy CIO at US Transportation Command transforming their logistics enterprise and innovating the DoD’s “Sprint to the Cloud” effort, and commanded nation-state hackers and strategy in support of our own national security interests.  Monti is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), holds an Electrical Engineering bachelor’s degree from the University of Wyoming, and two Masters, including as a Distinguished Graduate from The Eisenhower School as one of the top 300 performers in government.

  • Matias Madou
    CTO & Co-founder
    Secure Code Warrior

    Matias is the CTO and co-founder of Secure Code Warrior. Matias holds a Ph.D. in computer engineering from Ghent University, where he studied application security through program obfuscation, working primarily on static analysis solutions. With his Ph.D., he moved to the U.S. to join Fortify Software (acquired by HP) and stayed seven years to build out his career. Starting as an intern, he became the research architect for all the runtime solutions spanning Fortify and ArcSight products.

    During his time at Fortify, he thought it was far too easy to find security problems in code if you never teach the developer how to write secure code in the first place. With this in mind, he started Sensei Security; a company that eventually merged with Secure Code Warrior. When he is not at his desk as part of Team Awesome, he enjoys being on stage presenting at conferences including BSIMM, RSA Conference, BlackHat and DefCon.

  • Israel Martinez
    Industry Advisor
    US Department of Homeland Security

    Israel is a professional in cyber strategy and innovation empowering boards and companies that have decided to reclaim cyber dominance.  He’s recognized as an expert in Cyber Enterprise Risk Management, as well as an NACD Full Board Member and Leadership Fellow, obtaining the highest credentials for Board Directorship. His board experience includes training directors, advisory and board service with: F500; National Bar Associations; American University Kogod Cyber Governance Center; The Association for Corporate Growth, representing 14K companies; Globes International (Tel Aviv’s “WSJ”); the Global Manufacturing ISAO, sharing threat information for 29K companies; and the Axon Global Alliance®. Martinez is also an accomplished thought leader and speaker with appearances in: The WSJ MarketWatch ®, NACD ® Annual Board Leadership Conferences, DHS Office of Analysis & Intelligence training conferences, Forbes CEO Conferences, CIO Magazine, U.S. Federal Reserve, and U.S. Congress.  As the CEO of Axon Global Services, recognized as leaders by the U.S. Secret Service and DHS, he is currently an advisor in cyber to the President’s 100-day team. He’s the recipient of, the HITEC top 100, The U.S. Senatorial Medal of Freedom (also awarded to Ronald Reagan and General Schwarzkopf), and his recent post graduate certifications include; business strategy at Harvard, Intelligence Analysis (TCOLE) at SMU, Cyber Counter Terrorism & Defense at DHS, and FINTECH Blockchain at MIT (2017). 

  • Hunter Muller
    President & CEO
    HMG Strategy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Michael Piacente
    Co-Founder and Managing Director
    Hitch Partners

    Michael brings over 20 years of combined IT/Tech practitioner and Executive Search experience specific to CISO/VP Security, CIO/CTO, and DevOps engagements.  Michael has led a focused subset of recent Security leadership engagements across a variety of company sizes and industries including Veritas/Symantec, EY, Virgin America, Duo Security, MuleSoft, and One Medical Group.  Most recently Michael was the CEO for Mitchellake in the US and a Technology Partner at Calibre One.  He also spent 10 years as the Founder and Managing Technology Partner for CVPartners.  Prior to his executive search career Michael was in the managed cloud operations space as a Co-Founder of OpSource and an early executive member at SiteSmith/AboveNet.  Michael began his career with MTI, one of the pioneers in the managed storage space.  A native of Maryland, Michael holds a B.S. Degree from the University of Delaware.  Michael lives in the SF Bay Area.

  • David Politis
    Founder and CEO
    BetterCloud

    David Politis is the founder and CEO of BetterCloud, the first provider of SaaSOps solutions to manage and secure the digital workplace. With 300+ employees in Atlanta, New York City, and San Francisco, BetterCloud has raised $107 million to date from investors including Bain Capital Ventures, Accel, Greycroft Partners, and Flybridge Capital Partners. 

    David's entire career has been dedicated to improving the modern workplace through innovative, next-generation cloud (SaaS) technology. Before founding BetterCloud, David was an executive at Cloud Sherpas (acquired by Accenture [NYSE: ACN]), a leader in cloud advisory and technology services. Prior to Cloud Sherpas, David was the founding employee and general manager of Vocalocity (acquired by Vonage [NYSE: VG]), which he grew into one of the top providers of cloud PBX technology. These companies have served thousands of businesses—of all sizes and across multiple industries—around the world.

    David is a long-time contributor to TechCrunch, Mashable, VentureBeat, and Forbes, where he writes about topics like enterprise cloud technology, cloud computing, and entrepreneurship. He has been featured in The New York Times, the BBC, CIO, Fortune, and more. He is the author of two books, The IT Leader's Guide to SaaSOps (Volumes 1 and 2).

    In addition, he has been a featured speaker at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and is a frequent guest speaker on panels, podcasts, and at industry conferences. David is a native of New York City and holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Emory University.

  • Matthew Rosenquist
    CISO
    Eclipz.io, Inc.

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

  • Vinay Venkataraghavan
    Cloud CTO, Prisma Cloud
    Palo Alto Networks

    Vinay has extensive experience in architecting and building cloud native and containerized applications and security products. Vinay is an active member of the CNCF Sig-Security WG and is passionate about sharing his security knowledge with the community. Vinay has spoken at many conferences including AWS reinvent, Google Next, and Microsoft Ignite, among others, and has helped enterprises secure their digital and cloud footprint. He believes that security does not have to be difficult to adopt and that automation along with devsecops is a winning combination. He has built numerous solutions and integrations that have made security, cloud native.

  • John Viega
    Co-founder and CEO
    Capsule8

    John is the Co-founder and CEO of Capsule8. He is an expert in building defensive systems to protect against exploitation of previously unknown vulnerabilities and building successful companies to bring those systems to market. Most recently, John was EVP of cloud security provider SilverSky, successfully transforming them from a managed services provider to an innovative cloud security company. Following the successful acquisition of SilverSky by BAE Systems, John went on to serve as EVP of Product, where he also had responsibility for a portfolio of analytics products that spanned financial crime and security. Prior to SilverSky, John was SaaS CTO at McAfee. He is an award-winning author with a half-dozen books to his name, including “Building Secure Software” (the first book for software engineers on how to build secure programs) and “Network Security with OpenSSL.” John also co-designed the GCM encryption mode, which is used for more than 70% of encrypted web traffic.

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March 18, 2021 - 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM PT

10:00 - 10:10 AM 

Welcome and Introduction 

Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy 


10:10 AM - 10:20 AM 

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: Patty Hatter, SVP, Global Customer Services, Palo Alto Networks 


10:20 AM - 10:45 AM 

EXECUTIVE PANEL: The SolarWinds After Effect: Placing a Fresh Lens on Third-Party Risk

While the long-range impact of the SolarWinds breach continues to unfold, the attack underscores the vulnerabilities organizations face in their third-party relationships – and how these relationships need to be evaluated differently. In this panel session, CISOs and other security leaders will share their views on how the third-party risk landscape has changed, along with recommendations for assessing and addressing risk on a go-forward basis.

Moderator: Rocco Grillo, Global Cyber Risk Services, Alvarez & Marsal 

Chris Jacquet, Information Security Expert, Hitachi

Matthew Rosenquist, Chief Information Officer, Eclipz.io, Inc.

Patrick Ford, CISO, Americas Region, Schneider Electric

Abhishek Agarwal, CISO, Fresenius Medical Care North America


10:45 AM - 10:55 AM 

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.


10:55 AM - 11:15 AM

EXECUTIVE PANEL: A Supply-Chain Awakening for CISOs and Business Leaders

The SolarWinds attack has been a wake-up call for CISOs and business leaders, prompting them to review their supply-chain dependencies more aggressively and to identify where their greatest vulnerabilities may lie. In this executive panel session, top-tier security leaders will explore why a fresh mindset needs to be applied to supply-chain activities and how these concerns will carry over into contractual agreements.                                                                                   

Moderator: Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy 

Kostas Georgakopoulos, Global CTO & CISO, Mondelez International

John Viega, Co-founder and CEO, Capsule8

Vinay Venkataraghaven, Cloud CTO, Prisma Cloud, Palo Alto Networks


11:15 AM - 11:25 AM

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:

  • Auth0: Nanoleaf Light Panels - Triangle Smarter Kit
  • Capsule8: Apple Airpods
  • Skybox Security: $100 Amazon Gift Card
  • Cohesity: Apple Airpods
Be sure to stop by all the sponsor booths to gain leaderboard points that will enter you to win a Peloton! Also connect one-on-one with partners in the HMG Marketplace, as well as with attendees and speakers in the social lounge!

11:25 AM - 11:35 AM

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: Taming the New Normal: Keeping Distributed Workforces Efficient, Productive, and Safe

David PolitisFounder and CEO, BetterCloud

By all accounts, the “new digital workplace” has transformed virtually overnight into simply “the workplace.” And one of the biggest implications of this sudden transformation: explosive—often unchecked—growth in Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) adoption across the enterprise. In this executive interview with David Politis, Founder and CEO of BetterCloud, learn how forward-thinking organizations can fearlessly embrace an ever-expanding portfolio of SaaS solutions in support of the remote workforce revolution without sacrificing the security, visibility and cost controls essential to protecting both employees and company.

11:35 AM - 12:00 PM

 

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  The Evolving Threat Landscape Requires New Skill Sets

As the threat landscape continues to grow in complexity, the skills that helped protect the enterprise yesterday aren't sufficient for safeguarding the organization on the road ahead. In this executive panel, security leaders and search industry executives will share their advice on the types of skills that are needed to address the unfolding threat landscape along with the type of mindset needed by cyber professionals to defend the organization.

Moderator: John Iannarelli, Former FBI Special Agent & Senior Executive Advisor, FBI 

Jameeka Green Aaron, CISO, Auth0

Chris Convey, VP, IT Risk Management and CISO, Sharp Healthcare

Matias Madou, CTO & Co-Founder, Secure Code Warrior


12:00 PM - 12:10 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.

 


12:10 PM – 12:30 PM 

 

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Approaching Ransomware with a Cyber Insurance Lens

In some ransomware attacks, cyber-criminals are seeking the full amount that a company or organization is insured for. This raises a number of questions for CISOs and corporate executives, including whether a ransomware attack that seeks a cyber insurance payout would be covered by the insurer – not to mention the potential impact that such an exposure could have on an organization’s credit rating. In this panel discussion, top security and insurance executives will share their perspectives on the latest wave of ransomware attacks along with the potential liabilities this holds for companies and for officers with D&O insurance.

Moderator: Israel Martinez, NACD Fellow, Axon Global CEO and Industry Advisory, US Department of Homeland Security

Elisabeth Case, Managing Director, Marsh Cyber Center of Excellence

Monti Knode, Director of Customer Success, Horizon3.ai

Michael Piacente, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Hitch Partners 

 


12:30 - 1:00 PM

 

HMG STRATEGY GLOBAL LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE AWARDS

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

Patty Hatter, SVP, Global Customer Services, Palo Alto Networks 

Michael Piacente, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Hitch Partners 

Matthew Rosenquist, Chief Information Officer, Eclipz.io, Inc.

Past winners include:

Jay Gonzales, CISO, Samsung Electronics America

Lakshmi Hanspal, Global CSO, Box

Chris Jacquet, CISO, Hitachi Vantara

 

 

Presenting Partners

  • BetterCloud

    BetterCloud is the leading SaaS Management Platform (SMP) that enables IT professionals to discover, manage and secure the growing stack of SaaS applications in the digital workplace. With an expanding ecosystem of SaaS integrations, thousands of forward thinking organizations like Zoom, Walmart, and Square now rely on BetterCloud to automate processes and policies across their cloud application portfolio. A pioneer of the SaaSOps movement, BetterCloud has built a community of more than 45K IT professionals who are embracing the new role of SaaSOps within IT organizations. The company launched the first-ever annual SaasOps-focused conference, Altitude, and publishes annually the definitive market research report, State of SaaSOps, on the market and category. BetterCloud is headquartered in New York City with offices in San Francisco, CA and Atlanta, GA. The company's total amount raised to date is $187 million. Investors include Warburg Pincus, Accel, Bain Capital Ventures, Flybridge Capital Partners, and Greycroft Partners.

    https://www.bettercloud.com/
  • Darktrace

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

    https://www.darktrace.com/

Platinum Partners

  • Auth0

    Auth0 provides a platform to authenticate, authorize, and secure access for applications, devices, and users. Security and development teams rely on Auth0's simplicity, extensibility, and expertise to make identity work for everyone. Safeguarding billions of login transactions each month, Auth0 secures identities so innovators can innovate, and empowers global enterprises to deliver trusted, superior digital experiences to their customers around the world. For more information, visit https://auth0.com or follow @auth0 on Twitter.

    https://auth0.com
  • Capsule8

    Production systems start with Linux – and so do we. Capsule8 is the pioneer behind “ops-friendly” security that embeds seamlessly into Linux systems. Designed to avoid costly downtime, overloaded hosts, or stability snafus caused by traditional security tools, modern enterprises depend on Capsule8 to efficiently protect their cloud workloads with protection, detection, and response in any environment. Founded in 2016 by experienced hackers and security entrepreneurs, and funded by Bessemer Venture Partners, ClearSky and Intel Capital, we provide security teams the visibility needed to help them detect incidents, and investigate and protect against unwanted behavior, without adding operational risk or business disruption.

    https://capsule8.com/
  • Secure Code Warrior

    Secure Code Warrior is the developer-chosen solution for growing powerful secure coding skills. By making security a positive and engaging experience, Secure Code Warrior’s human-led approach uncovers the security star inside every coder, helping development teams ship quality code faster so they can focus on creating amazing, safe software for our world. We care about the impact insecure coding has on the world, and are driven to make learning secure coding a positive experience by proudly bringing our unique style of creativity, approachability and fun to this crusade. Through inspiring a global community of security-conscious developers to embrace a preventative secure coding approach, our mission is to pioneer a people-first solution to security upskilling, stamping out poor coding patterns for good.

    https://www.securecodewarrior.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

  • Arctic Wolf Networks, Inc.

    Arctic Wolf® is the market leader in security operations. Using the cloud-native Arctic Wolf® Platform, we help organizations end cyber risk by providing security operations as a concierge service. Highly-trained Concierge Security® experts work as an extension of internal teams to provide 24x7 monitoring, detection and response, as well as ongoing risk management to proactively protect organizations while continually strengthening their security posture.

    https://arcticwolf.com/
  • Skybox

    Over 500 of the largest and most security-conscious enterprises in the world rely on Skybox for the insights and assurance required to stay ahead of dynamically changing attack surfaces. At Skybox, we don’t just serve up data and information. We provide the intelligence and context to make informed decisions, taking the guesswork out of securely enabling enterprises at scale and speed. Our unified security posture management platform delivers complete visibility, analytics and automation to quickly map, prioritize and remediate vulnerabilities across your organization. The vendor-agnostic platform intelligently optimizes security policies, actions and change process across all corporate networks and cloud environments. With Skybox, security teams can now focus on the most strategic business initiatives while ensuring enterprises remain protected. We are Skybox. Secure more, limit less.

    https://www.skyboxsecurity.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/
  • Obsidian Security

    Obsidian Cloud Detection and Response delivers frictionless security for SaaS. With unified visibility across applications, users, and data, security teams can quickly investigate breaches, uncover insider threats, and harden the security of their cloud environments with no negative impact to production. Using a unique identity-centric approach, Obsidian is capable of stopping even the most advanced attacks across SaaS and cloud services. Obsidian was founded by industry veterans from Cylance, Carbon Black and the NSA, and is backed by Greylock Partners, Wing, and GV.

    https://www.obsidiansecurity.com/
  • PagerDuty

    PagerDuty, Inc. (NYSE:PD) is a leader in digital operations management. In an always-on world, organizations of all sizes trust PagerDuty to help them deliver a perfect digital experience to their customers, every time. Teams use PagerDuty to identify issues and opportunities in real time and bring together the right people to fix problems faster and prevent them in the future. Notable customers include Netflix, Shopify, Cox Automotive, Box, Slack, DoorDash, Lululemon and more. PagerDuty was founded in 2008 by three innovative software developers who knew what it was like to carry the pager for “always on” cloud services. They made a bet that the early practice and culture of DevOps which encourages collaboration between development and operations would become strategic for every company. What started as automating on-call rotations has evolved into a platform that helps 12,000 companies across 90 countries proactively manage their digital operations so their teams can spend less time reacting to incidents and more time building for the future.

    https://www.pagerduty.com/
  • Tessian

    Tessian builds technology to empower people to work safely, without security getting in their way. We believe people shouldn’t have to be security experts to do their jobs. Tessian’s Human Layer Security platform automatically protects your employees on email - where they spend 40% of their time - from risks like data exfiltration, accidental data loss and phishing. We’ve raised $60m from legendary security investors like Sequoia and Accel and have over 150 employees located in San Francisco and London.

    https://www.tessian.com/
  • Tanium

    Tanium offers a unified endpoint management and security platform that is built for the world’s most demanding IT environments. Many of the largest and most sophisticated organizations, including more than half of the Fortune 100, top retailers and financial institutions, and four branches of the US Armed Forces rely on Tanium to make confident decisions, operate efficiently and effectively, and remain resilient against disruption. Tanium ranks 7th on the Forbes list of “Top 100 Private Companies in Cloud Computing” for 2019 and 10th on FORTUNE’s list of the “100 Best Medium Workplaces.”

    https://www.tanium.com/
  • Globant

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

    https://www.globant.com/
  • Sonatype

    The Sonatype journey started 10 years ago, just as the concept of “open source” software development was gaining steam. From our humble beginning as core contributors to Apache Maven, to supporting the world’s largest repository of open source components (Central), to distributing the world's most popular repository manager (Nexus), we’ve played a meaningful role in helping the world embrace the power of open innovation. Over time, we witnessed the staggering volume and variety of open source libraries that began flowing into every development environment in the world. We understood that when open source components are properly managed, they provide tremendous energy for accelerating innovation. Conversely, when unmanaged, open-source "gone wild" can lead directly to security vulnerabilities, licensing risks, enormous rework, and waste. Our vision today is simple. We are laser-focused on helping organizations continuously harness all of the good that open source has to offer, without any of the risks.

    https://www.sonatype.com/
  • 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/
  • 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/
  • Auth0

    Auth0 provides a platform to authenticate, authorize, and secure access for applications, devices, and users. Security and development teams rely on Auth0's simplicity, extensibility, and expertise to make identity work for everyone. Safeguarding billions of login transactions each month, Auth0 secures identities so innovators can innovate, and empowers global enterprises to deliver trusted, superior digital experiences to their customers around the world. For more information, visit https://auth0.com or follow @auth0 on Twitter.

    https://auth0.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/
  • 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/

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 San Francisco Bay Area

    Welcome to the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of SIM! The Chapter strives to strengthen professional communications among members who direct the application of information technology in private and public organizations. Chapter activities include: Meeting to share innovative ideas and real world experiences which address enterprise information needs. We have excellent speakers both from our membership, and bring in industry executives and subject matter experts from many sources. Providing presentations by leading national information-management professionals and executives who benefit from management-information systems. Challenging our comfort levels by exchanging ideas with peers and business counterparts. Being a resource for each other, and personal networking.

    https://chapter.simnet.org/sanfranciscobayarea/home

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

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