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2021 HMG Live! Houston 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

 


  • Bhupesh Arora
    Vice President & CIO
    Magellan Midstream Partners L.P.

    Bhupesh Arora is Vice President/CIO, Information technology at Magellan Midstream Partners LP. In this role, he leads the company’s vision and strategy for information technology. Bhupesh previously held senior leadership IT positions at Fortune 500 multinational companies such as Avery Dennison, Nissan, Hyundai and Ernst & Young LLP. He was instrumental in driving technology strategy, digital transformation, and execution at these companies.   Bhupesh has been a Board Member and the Program Chair for the Innovate@UCLA organization since 2013.  Bhupesh earned his MBA from Eller Business School of Management, University of Arizona, and his bachelor in Production Engineering (B.E).from Mumbai, India

  • Renee Arrington
    President, COO & Director
    Pearson Partners International, Inc.

    • Renee Arrington offers clients over 20 years’ experience in retained executive search. She excels in recruiting senior executive talent for Fortune 500 companies, private-equity-backed businesses and not-for-profit organizations. She is a member of the Pearson Partners board of directors and leads the firm’s Fort Worth office and CIO and IT leadership practice with clients in technology, retail, financial services, business services, distribution and R&D. Renee conducts searches for board members, presidents and executive directors among other senior leadership positions.
    • Renee was named one of the top 40 Gatekeepers to the C-Suite by Hunt Scanlon Media, a search industry analyst. She is an active member of IIC Partners and the Association for Executive Search Consultants (AESC).
    • Renee is attentive to diversity and believes a well-run search can deliver market insight. Renee appreciates the value of using assessment instruments as part of the search.Prior to joining Pearson Partners in 2006, Renee was a vice president in the technology practice of a global retained search firm, and was previously a shareholder and partner in the technology practice of another global firm.
    • In addition to serving on Pearson Partners’ board of directors, Renee serves on the board of directors of IIC Partners, one of the world’s top 10 executive search organizations, with 50 offices in 35 countries (Pearson Partners is a member of IIC Partners). Additionally, she serves on the boards of directors of the Dallas/Fort Worth chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM), the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) North Texas Chapter and the Foundation for the Young Women’s Leadership Academy in Fort Worth, where she serves as chairman of the board. She is an executive committee member of Dallas Executive Women’s Roundtable (EWR) and a member of Fort Worth’s Women Steering Business (WSB). Renee has previously served on the board of North Texas Public Broadcasting (NPR Affiliate) and was board chairman of the YWCA of both Fort Worth and Tarrant Counties and the Fort Worth Westside YMCA.
    • Renee was honored with the Association of Executive Search & Leadership Consultants’ prestigious Commitment to the Community Award in 2018, recognizing her excellence in executive search and leadership consulting together with her strong commitment to community service and volunteerism toward charitable causes. She has been selected as a 2018 C-Suite Award Winner by the Fort Worth Business Press for her business leadership as well as the civic and social contributions she has made to the community of Fort Worth and its organizations.
    • Renee is a frequent speaker at the HMG Strategy CIO Summits around the country, and is a prolific business writer, having written a monthly column for CIO Decisions magazine and been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, CareerJournal.com, IT World, Network World and Business Process Outsourcing: The Competitive Advantage (Wiley 2005). She was honored among the finalists in D CEO’s 2016 CIO/CTO Awards in the Technology Advocate category.
    • Renee earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from Trinity University and studied at Parsons School of Design in Paris. She and her husband, Michael, live in Fort Worth.

  • Alexis Collins
    CIO, United States
    Norton Rose Fulbright

    Biography

    As the US Chief of Information Technology, Alexis Collins is responsible for our US IT strategy and innovation, including: sponsoring and implementing US IT projects; leading the IT team's relationship management with major business stakeholders; overseeing the quality of IT service delivery; providing cost-effective and efficient IT services and leadership to all IT functions; working with her global counterparts and the Global CIO; and taking accountability for the US IT shared budget as well as the overall financial viability and performance of the US IT teams.

    Prior to joining Norton Rose Fulbright, Alexis served as Vice President and Chief Information Officer at TETRA Technologies. She previously spent 15 years at Halliburton, elevating to the position of Director of IT for the Western Hemisphere. Alexis, who graduated from Rice University, worked at Accenture and CenterPoint Energy early in her career.

  • Marc Crudgington
    CISO, SVP Information Security
    Woodforest National Bank

  • Jeff Fleece
    Chief Technology Officer, Digital Technology
    Baker Hughes

    Jeff Fleece currently serves as the Chief Technology Officer, Digital Technology, at Baker Hughes Company. He is responsible for the enterprises architecture, infrastructure, IT operations, and cloud organization and previously served in the same position for GE Oil & Gas. Prior to joining GE, Jeff led the Cloud & Infrastructure Consulting practice for Sungard Availability Services and has over 25 years of experience in information technology, product development, program management, and technology services delivery. Previously, he served as Deputy Chief Information Officer for the Texas Health & Human Services Commission and in multiple leadership roles at Dell, including leading the architecture, engineering, and operations teams for 16 global cloud services offerings (IaaS, SaaS). Jeff served as a cavalry officer in the United States Army after earning his B.S. in Mechanical (Aerospace) Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point; he also earned an MBA from the University of Texas. Jeff is an avid marathoner and enjoys various equine activities with his wife Nicole and twin sons.

  • Murshid Khan
    SVP & CIO
    TDECU

    Murshid is Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer. Mr. Khan joined the Agency in 2016. His responsibilities include managing the development, maintenance and support of the Agency’s information systems, data processing, technology infrastructure, and operations. Prior to joining the Agency, Mr. Khan was the President and CIO at RealTek Holdings and the CIO for Stewart Information Services Corporation for 8 years where he led a large-scale IT transformation. Mr. Khan also held executive level IT positions at Disney and other public companies. Mr. Khan holds an Electrical Engineering degree from the Florida Institute of Technology.

  • Rashmi Kumar
    Chief Information Officer
    Hewlett Packard Enterprise

    Rashmi Kumar is HPE's Chief Information Officer (CIO) Rashmi has been focused on building the necessary capabilities to position the Global IT organization for the future. In a short time, Rashmi has strengthened the bench of her leadership team, re­ engineered the organization to align to an operating model that will deliver optimum performance, and begun implementing a winning strategy to ensure best-in-class support and improved partnership with the business.

    She is a seasoned technology leader with wide ranging experience in IT Leadership, healthcare, consulting services, electric utilities, financial services, information technology, Media & Entertainment and steel industries. With more than 25 years of experience, Rashmi's primary areas of focus include Digital Transformation, Al/ML, Data & Analytics, strategic planning, Enterprise Architecture, and large scale business process transformations.

    Rashmi has served as CIO and CTO for many Fortune 50 companies like, McKesson, Southern California Edison, Toyota, Tata Steel and now, HPE.

    Rashmi earned a bachelor's degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the Bihar Institute of Technology in Sindri, India. She also holds an MBA from the University of California, Irvine: Paul Merage School of Business.

    In addition to building world-class IT capabilities, Rashmi is passionate about promoting diversity and equity in the workplace, and is the executive sponsor for several HPE Employee Resource Groups (ERGs). She also sits on the company's Inclusion and Diversity Steering Committee.

  • Antonio Marin
    Vice President Information Technology
    Star Furniture & Mattresses

     

  • 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 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.

  • Shamla Naidoo
    Independent Director
    QBE - North America

    Shamla Naidoo is an accomplished information security executive with more than 25 years of experience. Previously she was the Global Chief Information Security Officer of IBM, responsible for safeguarding IBM globally including all its business units and brands. She was responsible for IBM's overall information security program, which includes the company’s information risk and security strategies, planning, governance, architecture, and operations.

    Prior to joining IBM, Shamla was Vice President of Information Risk and Security at Starwood Hotels and Resorts. Previous roles include Chief Information Officer, Chief Information Security Officer and Chief Risk Officer at leading companies including WellPoint, Northern Trust and ABN AMRO.

    Shamla is an adjunct law professor, developing and teaching courses in information technology, cybersecurity and privacy law. She also has a license to practice law in both Illinois and Washington DC.

    Shamla holds a bachelor's degree in Information Systems and Economics from the University of South Africa, and a Juris Doctor degree from John Marshall Law School.

  • Gautham Pallapa
    Global CTO
    VMware, Inc.

    Dr. Gautham Pallapa is a Global CTO for VMware. He works as a trusted advisor with Global 2000 enterprise customers in transforming their strategy, processes, technologies, culture, and people to achieve their objectives and business outcomes. His mantra is "Transform with Empathy" and has successfully led several business transformations and cloud modernization efforts in various industry verticals.

     

    Gautham is an agile coach, a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, a SAFe Agilist, and an Ambassador for the DevOps Institute. He writes/talks/works on transformation, elevating humans, helping underprivileged people, and giving back to the community.

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gpallapa/

    Twitter: @gpallapa

  • Tom Peck
    EVP, Chief Information and Digital Officer
    Sysco

  • Mark Polansky
    Senior Partner, Technology Officers Practice
    Korn Ferry

    Mark has extensively recruited chief information officers, chief technology officers, chief information security officers and other senior IT leadership talent across varied vertical sectors including Industrial, Consumer, Life Sciences and Higher Education. His consultative approach to search encompasses talent strategy, organization design, search process and diversity recruiting. Mark ’s clients range from the Fortune 100 (McKesson, General Electric, Hewlett-Packard, Boeing) to smaller high-growth companies (Under Armour, Regeneron, DirecTV) as well as prestigious public and private universities (Harvard, Rockefeller, University of Florida).

    Before entering the search field, Mark developed and marketed information systems within the Financial Services and Higher Education sectors. He currently serves on the Advisory Committee for Columbia University's executive graduate program in Information Technology Management.

    Mark frequently addresses conferences and writes on information technology and career management topics. He is the creator of the “Executive Career Counsel” column in CIO Magazine and on CIO.com. He is a member of the Society for Information Management (SIM) and has served as President of the New York Chapter. He sits on the Advisory Boards of The Information Technology Senior Management Forum (ITSMF), the national organization dedicated to fostering executive talent among African-American IT professionals, and HITEC, the Hispanic Information Technology Executive Council.

    Mark holds a master’s degree in Computer Science from Pratt Institute and a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Electrical Engineering from Union College.

  • Allan Sommer
    Vice President
    Capgemini

  • Diego Fonseca de Souza
    Global Chief Information Security Officer
    Cummins Inc.

    Diego Fonseca de Souza, is currently the Cummins Inc. Executive Director and Global Deputy Chief Information Security Officer, he is strategic thought leader adept at safeguarding the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of company data, information systems, and operational technology (OT). He also has a proven aptitude for aligning Cyber Security hardware, software, and policies with corporate strategy. Skilled at planning, delivering, and managing global information security initiatives designed to thwart internal and external threats, Diego is Collaborative team mentor with the ability to build the best talent and inspire people through his leadership.

    Diego also served as United Airline's Managing Director, responsible for United's global core security technologies where he focused on developing world-class security strategies and standards across the technology and digital organization. He has also served as a Senior Director for GE Oil & Gas, where he was responsible for leading the global IT security team in charge of driving efforts to maintain security controls around global GE Oil & Gas sites while also looking to new technologies and opportunities to enhance the business's security aspects. 

    While in Brazil Diego has served as the Brazilian IT manager for Dresser business, leading the IT department in South America, joining GE through an acquisition in 2011 and has subsequently held several strategic roles, including participation in the honored GE leadership and career acceleration program called Corporate Audit Staff (CAS). Diego started his career at Hitechno, a family-based company in Brazil as the network administrator; subsequently, in 2003, he joined INPE (Brazilian government department) working on network security and as an administrator, providing incident response and security management to that organization. Diego is married with his wife Flavia and they have an adorable daughter, Lara, they are located in Houston, Texas.

  • Clif Triplett
    Executive Director
    KEARNEY

    Clif Triplett most recently completed his assignment in the Obama Administration where he was recruited to the Federal Government to address the cybersecurity challenges brought to light by the US Office of Personnel Management (OPM) breach of 21.5M individuals background investigation records.  Clif served as one of eight Presidential Executive Fellows brought in from industry to assist in the remediation of significant government issues, in this case, Clif was tasked with cybersecurity.

    Prior to his service with the US Government, Clif worked in many major US companies to include General Motors, Motorola and Baker Hughes in a variety of senior leadership positions. In each case, he was asked to assist those organizations in major transformations.

    He was brought into General Motors by the CEO and CIO to standardize manufacturing processes and systems, and concurrently those associated with all aspects of quality across GM’s 600 manufacturing facilities.  At Motorola he was once again brought in by the CEO. He served as the General Manager for Global Services and was tasked to create the global service organization and market identity not previously existing.  At Baker Hughes, he was brought into the company by the CEO and COO to facilitate the transformation of the company from a collection of company entities across the globe operating in a holding company fashion, to a single corporation with a single face to the customer.  Also led the evolution of remote digital service operations, and within his organization, led the team responsible all remote horizontal drilling and well monitoring.

    Clif is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and earned a Masters in Computer Information Systems from Boston University.

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

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

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

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

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

  • Allen Wuescher
    Vice President & CIO
    Toshiba

    As Vice President and CIO of Toshiba International Incorporated (TIC), Allen is leading digital transformation efforts for Toshiba’s Industrials Systems and Solutions business segment in the USA. Activities that he is responsible for associated with TIC’c digital transformation strategy include system selections and implementations and the evaluation and deployment of new technology in the spaces of Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Storage, Data Analytics and Edge Computing. Allen’s professional mission is to transform Toshiba’s industrials manufacturing sector from a pure products based company into a “cyber services” company. The two overarching attributes necessary for achieving his mission is comradery and communication. Allen is successful in bringing diverse thinking to the table to agree on targets and reach common goals. In his time at Toshiba he has overseen the successful implementations of new ERP Systems, the creation of Toshiba’s IOT industrial technology platform, and the establishment and care of numerous new business partnerships necessary for TIC’s survival in the digital age. Most recently, Allen has led combined teams between third party resources and TIC engineers to construct IOT proof of concepts that address specific customer and business issues.

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March 23, 2021 - 12:00 - 2:45 PM CT


12:00 - 12:10 PM 

Welcome and Introduction 

Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy 

Antonio Marin, VP Information & Technology, Star Furniture & Mattresses, SIM Houston President 


12:10 - 12:20 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.


12:20 - 12:30 PM 

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW:  Rashmi Kumar, SVP & Chief Information Officer, Hewlett Packard Enterprise 

With increasing customer demand for digital products and services, every company has to digitalize quickly both in customer facing and core business process area. Executive leadership of companies needs to define and execute a very strategy in partnership with technology leaders to stay relevant in today’s ever changing environment. Let’s hear from Rashmi Kumar, SVP & CIO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, who also has experience with multiple industries leading digital transformation.


12:30 - 12:55 PM 

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

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

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

Moderator: Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy 

Rashmi Kumar, SVP & Chief Information Officer, Hewlett Packard Enterprise 

Clif Triplett, Executive Director, KEARNEY

Todd TuckerGeneral Manager and VP, Standards & Education, TBM Council

Allen Wuescher, VP & Chief Information Officer, Toshiba 


12:55 - 1:20 PM 

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Applying Diversity & Inclusion Into the Future Workforce

Research reveals that companies that draw upon diverse perspectives are most successful with their innovation efforts. As CIOs and technology executives continue to work with the executive team to drive innovation and new ways of working, tech leaders have an opportunity to serve as a model for recruiting and fostering a diverse workforce that can help shape the future business. In this executive panel discussion, search industry executives and leading practitioners will share their recommendations on fostering diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace along with work-from-home policies that can benefit both employees and executives.

Moderator: Renee Baker Arrington, President & COO, Pearson Partners International, Inc.

Gautham Pallapa, Global Chief Technology Officer, VMware

Alexis Collins, CIO, US, Norton Rose Fulbright

Murshid Khan, SVP & CIO, TDECU

Shamla Naidoo, Managing Partner of IBM Global Security Services, IBM Corporation

 


1:20 - 1:30 PM

 

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: Mapping National Tech Executive Trends with the Houston Community

HMG Strategy produces CIO and CISO summits across 30+ markets in North America and the U.K. each year. Its research team interviews hundreds of CIOs and technology executives about the key trends that are shaping their businesses – and career trajectories. How do these trends map with what’s happening in the Houston market? Join HMG Strategy President and CEO Hunter Muller with Clif Triplett, Executive Director at A.T. Kearney, to find out.

Moderator: Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy

Clif Triplett, Executive Director, KEARNEY


1:30 - 1:40 PM 

HMG STRATEGY NETWORK ACCELERATOR

Enjoy a trip around the Partner Pavilion of our new virtual summit platform to learn about relevant technologies and services important to know about while you enter to win raffle prize drawings. Sponsor raffle prizes include:

  • ApptioBose - SoundLink Micro Portable Bluetooth Speaker

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


1:40 - 1:50 PM 

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: Leading Courageously and Authentically in Times of Crisis

Jeff Fleece, CTO, Baker Hughes

Organizations experience countless disruptions due to external factors, including economic uncertainty, global pandemics, or merger and acquisition activities.  Successfully navigating these volatile and uncertain environments requires leaders who anticipate the challenges and position their organizations for success.  By establishing a strong network of scalable and secure technology platforms, an ecosystem of trusted partners, and a systematic leader development process, the Baker Hughes Digital Technology team has delivered digital capabilities that position the company for success during chaotic times.


1:50  - 2:10 PM

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Safeguarding the Enterprise Against Escalating Global Cyber Threats

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

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

Moderator: Allan Sommer, Vice President, Capgemini

Bhupesh Arora , Vice President, CIO, Information technology at Magellan Midstream Partners LP

Diego Souza, Global Chief Information Security Officer, Cummins Inc. 

Marc Crudgington, Chief Information Security Officer, SVP Information Security, WoodForest National Bank


2:10 - 2:20 PM 

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW:  Tom Peck, EVP, Chief Information & Digital Officer, Sysco


2:20 - 2:45 PM

HMG STRATEGY GLOBAL LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE AWARDS PROGRAM 

Jesse Carrillo, SVP & CIO, Hines

Jennifer Hartsock, VP & CIO, Baker Hughes

Bhushan Ivaturi, SVP & CIO, Enbridge

Rashmi Kumar, SVP & CIO, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Antonio Marin, VP Information Systems, Star Furniture

Allan Sommer, Vice President, Capgemini

 

Past award winners include:

Jennifer Hartsock, VP & CIO, Baker Hughes

Anup Sharma, SVP Global Business Services, LyondellBasell

Clif Triplett, Executive Director, KEARNEY

Paul Yust, VP & CIO, Common Sense IT Leadership, LLP

Tom Peck, EVP, Chief Information & Digital Officer, Sysco


 


Platinum Partners

  • Apptio

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

    http://www.apptio.com

Marketplace Partners

  • Darktrace

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

    https://www.darktrace.com/
  • Aryaka

    Aryaka, the Cloud-First WAN company, brings agility, simplicity and a great experience to consuming the WAN-as-a-service. An optimized global network and innovative technology stack delivers the industry’s #1 managed SD-WAN service and sets the gold standard for application performance. Aryaka’s SmartServices platform offers connectivity, application acceleration, security, cloud networking and insights leveraging global orchestration and provisioning. The company’s customers include hundreds of global enterprises including several in the Fortune 100.

    https://www.aryaka.com/?utm_source=hmg&utm_medium=syndication&utm_content=home-page
  • Forescout

    Forescout Technologies is the leader in Enterprise of Things security, offering a holistic platform that continuously identifies, segments and enforces compliance of every connected thing across any heterogeneous network. The Forescout platform is the most widely deployed, scalable, enterprise-class solution for agentless device visibility and control. It deploys quickly on your existing infrastructure – without requiring agents, upgrades or 802.1X authentication. Fortune 1000 companies and government organizations trust Forescout to reduce the risk of business disruption from security incidents or breaches, ensure and demonstrate security compliance and increase security operations productivity. Don’t just see it. Secure it. Visit us to learn how Forescout provides active defense for the Enterprise of Things.

    https://www.forescout.com/
  • Obsidian Security

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Ivanti

    Ivanti unifies IT and Security Operations to better manage and secure the digital workplace. From PCs to mobile devices, VDI and the data center, we discover IT assets on-premises and in the cloud, improve IT service delivery, and reduce risk with insights and automation. We also help you leverage modern technology in the warehouse and across the supply chain to improve delivery without modifying backend systems. Ivanti is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, and has offices all over the world. For more information, visit www.ivanti.com and follow us at @GoIvanti.

    https://www.ivanti.com/

Strategic Partners

  • Egon Zehnder

    Egon Zehnder was founded in 1964 with a distinctive vision and structure aimed at achieving two basic goals - to place our clients' interests first and to lead our profession in creating value for our clients through the assessment and recruitment of top-level management resources. The most fundamental expression of our client-first vision resides in our structure, which is unique to our profession. Our 390 consultants, operating from 63 wholly owned offices in 37 countries, are organized around a single-profit center partnership. This is designed to eliminate competitive barriers between our offices. It allows us to operate seamlessly when engagements call for us to mobilize across many offices in a country or a region. Large or small, local or global, our clients benefit from our structure by having access to our most relevant resources and relationships wherever they may reside. Underpinning this unique structure is our private ownership. We have chosen to operate our firm independent of any outside interests and are motivated solely by a desire to exceed our clients' expectations.

    http://www.egonzehnder.com
  • Heidrick & Struggles

    Heidrick & Struggles actively solves business problems for our clients every day. Through our Leadership Advisory framework, we help companies attract, develop and retain the world’s most talented individuals. For almost 60 years, we have focused on quality service and built strong leadership teams through our relationships with clients and individuals worldwide. Today, Heidrick & Struggles leadership experts operate from principal business centers in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.

    http://www.heidrick.com
  • Korn Ferry

    At Korn Ferry, we design, build, attract and ignite talent. Since our inception, clients have trusted us to help recruit world-class leadership. Today, we are a single source for leadership and talent consulting services to empower businesses and leaders to reach their goals. Through our vision, research and tools across 80 offices and 3,700 employees, we convert potential into greatness. Our solutions range from executive recruitment and leadership development programs, to enterprise learning, succession planning, and recruitment process outsourcing (RPO). Organizations around the world trust Korn Ferry to manage their talent – a responsibility we meet every day with passion, expertise, integrity and results.

    https://www.kornferry.com
  • Russell Reynolds Associates

    Russell Reynolds Associates is a premier provider of senior-level executive search and assessment, serving clients globally for 40 years. We advise our clients on recruiting and retaining outstanding and impactful leaders, and help them mitigate the risks associated with senior level appointments. We are a private firm with 39 offices across North and South America, Europe and Asia/Pacific, covering all major business regions including Africa, Eastern Europe and Russia, the Middle East and the South Pacific. We leverage our collective expertise to identify and assess leaders who can support the growth and success of our client organizations. Our 300 experienced consultants are supported by a global research network We complete more than 2,000 assignments annually, across a broad range of industries and functional roles.

    http://www.russellreynolds.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
  • Greylock Partners

    Greylock Partners backs entrepreneurs who are building disruptive, market-transforming consumer and enterprise software companies. We invest in companies that define new markets, including Airbnb, AppDynamics, Cloudera, Docker, Dropbox, Facebook (Nasdaq: FB), LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD), Medium, Nextdoor, Palo Alto Networks (NYSE: PANW) and Workday (NYSE: WDAY).

    http://www.greylock.com
  • Lightspeed Venture Partners

    Lightspeed Ventures is a global VC firm headquartered in Silicon Valley, with offices in India, Israel, and China. With over $7 billion under management, Lightspeed invests in both enterprise and consumer tech startups from early-stage to late-stage. With over 300 active startups in the portfolio, Lightspeed has invested in companies like Brocade, Informatica, Nutanix, AppDynamics, Mulesoft, zScaler, etc. Lightspeed has also created a CIO Innovation Advisory Network to connect forward-thinking IT leaders with Silicon Valley.

    http://lsvp.com
  • Menlo Ventures

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

    https://www.menlovc.com/
  • Sequoia Capital

    Sequoia is a venture firm with a 40+ year track record of partnering with daring entrepreneurs. Founded in 1972, we’ve been early business partners with many of technology’s biggest companies (Apple, Google, Oracle, Cisco, and more) along with many emerging leaders (WhatsApp, Palo Alto Networks, ServiceNow, FireEye, LinkedIn, Dropbox, Airbnb, etc).

    https://www.sequoiacap.com

Association Partners

  • SIM Houston

    SIM(Society of Information Management) International is a professional networking and collaborative group of senior IT executives, CIO’s , VP’s of IT, Directors, prominent academicians, selected consultants, and other IT thought leaders. SIM has over 39 local chapters and 5,000 members from more than 500 major organizations around the world. SIM-Houston is a very active chapter with over 220+ members and growing and offers monthly meetings where executive peers hear presentations by top practitioners, industry leaders and recognized experts in information technology and the business community. SIM-Houston offers many opportunities for social and fun events (top golf, golf tournaments, clay pigeon, etc.), community involvement in STEM, financial support and scholarship for our technical high school, college and entrepreneur organizations. Our vision is to be recognized in the community as the best organization most preferred by IT leaders for delivering vital knowledge that creates business value and enables personal development. If you are interested in learning more, please be our guest at one of our meetings and join this dynamic organization. Just email us at: membership@simhouston.org.

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

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

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

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·         Full time academicians

If you meet the criteria above, there is no fee to attend. Due to the fact that these are virtual events, please only register if you plan to virtually join us on the summit date and time.

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

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

 

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