SVP, Chief Digital Information Officer
VP & CIO
President & CEO
Senior Partner, Technology Officers Practice
EVP and Enterprise CIO
Johnson & Johnson
EVP, Operations & Technology Processing
Founder and CEO
Senior Security Strategist
VP of Software Engineering
Bull Moose Industries
Manager - IT Security Risk
Chief Technology Officer
VP of IT
Former VP IT & CIO
The Doe Run Company
Bayer Crop Science
SVP Customer Experience
Ameren Illinois Company
President of CrowdStrike Services and CSO
Chief Administrative Officer
Chief Information & Infrastructure Officer
St. David's Foundation
Save A Lot
Vice President, Enterprise Application Services
Maritz Motivation Solutions
Founder, Owner, and CEO
Don Imholz Associates
Vice President - Sr. IT Risk and Compliance
VP, Global Information Security
Enterprise Holdings, Inc.
Pharmacy Partners, LLC / Altus Infusion
Former Chief Innovation Officer
Coffee and Bagel Brands
Daugherty Business Solutions
VP & CISO
Delta Dental of Missouri
SVP Information Security
St. Louis County
Group CIO - Digital Banking Solutions
Vice President, Enterprise Data Architecture and Shared Solutions
Dr. Nalini Polavarapu
Head of Data Science - Customer Centricity
Digital Strategy & Growth Lead
Bayer Crop Science
VP & CIO
VP, Global Technology Solutions
VP & CIO, Specialty Generics
Director, Enterprise Applications & IT Services
VP & CISO
Schnuck Markets, Inc.
VP & CIO
American Academy of Family Physicians
Sr. VP, Chief Information Officer, Chief Process Officer
American Railcar Industries
VP, Digital Portfolio, Architecture and Governance
Ed Kaplan Family Institute for Innovation and Tech Entrepreneurship
Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated
National Managing Partner Third Party Attestation (SOC/WebTrust/Cybersecurity/Blockchain)
BDO USA, LLP
VP of IT
Nortek Air Management
Former Senior Director IT
CEO & Founder
Software Design Partners
Former SVP & CIO - Retired
Sr. Director, Fintech, US East
SVP & CIO
Vice President - IT Infrastructure Manager
Casey's General Stores
Stephen M. R. Covey
Global authority on trust, leadership and culture
The FranklinCovey Global Speed of Trust Practice
Stephen M. R. Covey is co-founder of CoveyLink and of the FranklinCovey Global Speed of Trust Practice. A sought-after and compelling keynote speaker and advisor on trust, leadership, ethics, and high performance, he speaks to audiences around the world. He is the New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Speed of Trust, and coauthor of the #1 Amazon bestseller Smart Trust. He advocates that nothing is as fast as the speed of trust and that the ability to establish, grow, extend, and restore trust with all stakeholders is the critical leadership competency of the new global economy. Stephen passionately delivers that message and is skilled in enabling leaders and organizations to experience the dividends of high trust. Audiences and organizations alike resonate with his insightful, relevant approach to real-time issues that affect their immediate and long-term performance.
He is the former CEO of Covey Leadership Center, which, under his stewardship, became the largest leadership development company in the world. Stephen, with Greg Link, led the strategy that propelled his father’s book, Dr. Stephen R. Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, to become one of the two most influential business books of the 20th Century, according to CEO Magazine. A Harvard MBA, he joined Covey Leadership Center as a Client Developer and later became National Sales Manager and then President and CEO. Under Stephen’s direction, the company grew rapidly and profitably, achieving Inc. 500 status. As President and CEO, he nearly doubled revenues to over $110 million while increasing profits by 12 times. During that period, both customer and employee trust reached new highs and the company expanded throughout the world into over 40 countries, which greatly increased the value of the brand and company. The company was valued at only $2.4 million when Stephen was named CEO, and, within three years, he grew shareholder value to $160 million in a merger he orchestrated with then Franklin Quest to form FranklinCovey.
Over the years, Stephen has gained considerable respect and influence with executives and leaders of Fortune 500 companies as well as with mid- and small-sized private sector and public sector organizations he’s consulted. Clients recognize his unique perspective on real-world organizational issues based on his practical experience as a former CEO.
Stephen currently serves on the board/advisory board of several entities and is a Top Thought Leaders in Trust Lifetime Achievement Honoree from Trust Across America-Trust Around the World. Stephen resides with his wife and children in the shadows of the Rocky Mountains. You can follow Stephen on Twitter @StephenMRCovey.
Adam Fletcher is the Chief Information Security Officer for Blackstone, one of the world’s leading investment managers. He is responsible for all aspects of cybersecurity across Blackstone as well as managing a small portfolio of investments in leading early-stage cybersecurity companies. Prior to his current role, Mr. Fletcher was Blackstone’s Deputy CISO and helped lead an engaged community of cybersecurity professionals across Blackstone’s portfolio of companies. As a cybersecurity professional with over 20 years of experience, Adam has worked with global cybersecurity organizations large and small including McAfee, Nokia, VeriSign, ISS and Accuvant. Adam built a strong technical foundation through roles in security technology implementation and security architecture design, which has been complemented by management experience gained from roles leading consulting engagements and global teams of information security professionals. Prior to joining Blackstone, Adam led the International Security team for Equifax, coordinating a global security program across 14 countries, each with different business, regulatory, and privacy requirements. Mr. Fletcher received a B.S. in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from Cornell University. He currently serves as an observer on the boards of CyberGRX and ShiftLeft, and as a Director on the board of Pcysys, and has been a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) since 2011.
Sr. Director IT, Boeing
The Boeing Company
Paris Forest is the Director of Strategy Operations Solutions for Boeing Information Technology & Data Analytics (IT&DA), responsible for defining strategy and action planning for an initiative aimed at transforming IT&DA from a project driven to product managed organization at scale.
Paris joined The Boeing Company in May of 1999, after two internships and has held various technical and leadership positions in the Boeing Information Technology & Data Analytics organization. During her time with the company, Paris has been instrumental in leading key efforts and cross-functional business and technology teams on major capital and non-capital programs and projects. Prior to her current position, Paris was the Director of Second Century Product Support for Product Systems. As a part of her duties, Paris was responsible for leading a dynamic cross functional team providing a revenue generating portfolio of solutions enabling the Second Century for Boeing Global Services, Boeing Commercial Airlines Customer Support and Boeing Defense & Space Programs. Paris is a newlywed and now the proud parent of four and spends her free time enjoying their schooling and sporting activities, travelling with her husband, reading, going to movies and participating in church and community events with her family
Paris holds her Bachelors of Science in Biology from Missouri Baptist University and Executive MBA from Washington University Olin Business School. Paris was most recently recognized by the St. Louis American newspaper receiving the 2019 Salute to Business – Excellence in Business Performance award. Nationally, Paris was one of the 2018 Women of Color in Technology receiving the New Media/IT Leadership Award; at Boeing, she was awarded the 2018 St. Louis Site Diversity and Inclusion Executive Walk the Talk award, given to one executive at the St. Louis site who is recognized for “an achievement of distinction for doing the right thing, leading by example and making it happen”.
In the community, Paris serves on the Board of Trustees for the St. Louis Science Center; and the Board of Directors for Webster Child Care Center - a quality provider of care and education for children 6 weeks to 6 years of age with a focus on social-emotional and academic preparedness and scholarship programs for families in crisis. Paris also represents The Boeing Company on the Champions Board of the National Girls Collaborative Project – A national project connecting organizations working to advance the agenda in gender equity encouraging girls to pursue careers in STEM. Paris is also the standing chair for the Ora Lee Cancer Research Foundation St. Louis brunch, an event to help the foundation take steps to reach a fundraising goal of $10M to start human trials on an advanced laser/nanoparticle therapy proven to destroy tumors in mice, in 15 days, with no observable side effects.
Educated at MIT (with degrees in physics, EE/CS, and a masters in cryptography) Mark has spent his career launching and fixing new ventures at startups, Fortune 500s, and academia taking on roles in general management, operations, and technology. His work includes tracking terrorists and cyber criminals on the dark web, cybersecurity, mobile enterprise platforms, online advertising, lead generation, big data solutions and more. Mark was instrumental in launching Service Live, Sears’ online home services labor market; he also helped fix NBCs online video marketplace (now Hulu). At HBS Mark worked with two finance professors to create the upTick system now used to teach finance at many of the top business schools. At MIT Mark helped to start the Undergraduate Practice Opportunities Program, dubbed MIT’s “Career success accelerator” at which he teaches annually. Mark is the author of The Career Toolkit, Essential Skills for Success No One Taught You.
Save A Lot
Deloitte & Touché LLP
Dilip Krishna is a Managing Director in Deloitte & Touché LLP. He primarily advises financial services clients on topics of digital transformation and technology adoption across a wide range of business functions including compliance, reporting, risk management, risk analytics and fraud management. His primary focus in over 25 years of consulting and industry experience has been around helping clients effectively apply new and disruptive technology to effect transformative business changes using big data and advanced analytics, cloud and cyber security, artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics. He also leads Deloitte’s next-generation artificial intelligence platform – CortexAI.
Prior to joining Deloitte, Dilip served as a partner and leader at Teradata Corporation where he oversaw the Professional Services practice in financial services. He worked closely with large banking clients to implement some of its largest analytics systems. He has worked with government agencies in regulation and transparency, including being called upon to offer expert testimony to the United States Congress.
In addition, Dilip has been widely published and quoted in the areas of robotics, AI, risk information and risk architecture. He is a senior editor and contributing author of the Handbook of Financial Data and Risk Information (Cambridge University Press).
Shavon is a Subject Matter Expert in creating inclusive workplace cultures and CEO of ion, a platform that leverages a science-backed framework to create deep cultural change in large corporations. Using its highly sought-after curricula, such as Inclusion 360°™ and Women Evolution® ion delivers to corporations such as Evolution Hospitality, Walmart, and Ancestry.com. As a Forbes Contributor and former host of the “The CEO Show” on ESPN, Shavon interviewed over 200 executives in order to discover exactly what is needed for diverse talent to thrive within any organization.
VP & CISO
As vice president and chief information security officer for BJC HealthCare, Matthew Modica is responsible for the strategic direction, planning and implementation of enterprise IT systems, business operation and facility defenses against security breaches and vulnerability issues. He has the responsibility for establishing, meeting and continuously monitoring the information security goals and objectives, while maintaining alignment with the strategic goals and priorities for BJC. BJC HealthCare is one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health care organizations with $5.3 billion in net revenues and more than 31,000 employees in the greater St. Louis, southern Illinois and mid-Missouri regions. Its teaching hospitals, Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital, are affiliated with internationally renowned Washington University School of Medicine. Modica has a long-tenured career in the information security field at multiple Fortune 1000 companies in the financial services, health care and data services industries. Modica holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology from Southeast Missouri State University and is currently attending Webster University’s MBA program. He is a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. Modica is passionate about preparing the next generation to serve in cybersecurity and STEM-related roles. He serves on the St. Louis CISO board and cybersecurity advisory committees for Southeast Missouri State University, Webster University, Washington University, SecureWorld St. Louis and the Evanta CXO Summit. Additionally, Modica sits on the Autism Speaks STL golf committee whose mission is to raise funds to support research and services for those on the autism spectrum.
Delta Dental of Missouri
Karl Mudra is the enterprise Chief Information Officer at Delta Dental of Missouri. He joined Delta Dental in 1992. Mr. Mudra is responsible for the strategic and operational information technology discipline for both internal and external clients, and nurtures the integration of client e-business initiatives, security and complex automation needs through technology.
Prior to his work for Delta Dental, Mr. Mudra held various IT roles with Southwestern Bell, SSE Inc. He started his career providing computer-based training, infrastructure and development solutions as a consultant to Maritz, Emerson Electric, Monsanto and McDonnell Douglas.
Mr. Mudra earned dual bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and computer science from Fontbonne University, as well as an MBA and a Master of Arts degree in computer resources/information management from Webster University.
Mr. Mudra is a member of InfraGard, a joint public-private security information sharing and analysis organization in conjunction with the FBI, the St. Louis Mankind Project and a NACD Governance Fellow.
President & CEO
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.
Lisa Nichols is the CEO and co-founder of Technology Partners, a Women-Business Enterprise and provider of premier IT staffing, solutions and software. Lisa and her husband Greg founded Technology Partners in 1994 driven by their passion to revolutionize the staffing industry with their transparent business model. They co-lead the business today. Greg and Lisa have made it their priority from day one, to create mutual wins for their employees, clients and the communities in which Technology Partners operates. This has, in large part, led to Technology Partners winning the Top Workplaces 2018 for Work/Life Flexibility.
Technology Partners’ 360 Degree IT services include: Scalable Workforces, IT Staffing, Custom Mobile and Web Applications, Managed IT Services, Cloud Productivity, Marketing Technology, Digital Media and Design, Data Analytics, Digital Transformation, Business Process Management, Enterprise Resource Planning, and Helpdesk Support.
Lisa devotes her time to many professional and philanthropic organizations including CEO Forum, as well as YPO Christian Fellowship network, the St. Louis Independence Center, YWCA and United Way.
Lisa’s most recent project is her all new podcast, “Something Extra” produced by Technology Partners. She interviews leaders from around the world and across the for profit and non-profit spaces. Each episode explores the guest’s journey and what they believe is the “something extra” every true leader possesses that define them.
Lamont has more than 20 years of experience in the information security industry, having previously served as vice president of enterprise security for Charter Communications (now Spectrum) and as senior manager for the security and technology services practice at Ernst & Young. Prior to joining Netskope, Lamont was CISO for Vista Equity Partners/Vista Consulting Group. He was responsible for managing the cybersecurity programs and development of cybersecurity talent within the Vista portfolio, which included more than 50 companies. Prior to Vista, Lamont was Information Security Officer for Websense. In that role, he was responsible for developing, maintaining and socializing the company’s internal security program. He was also responsible for working with current and potential customers demonstrating security of the solutions and the connection to the overall security ecosystem.
Dr. Nalini Polavarapu
Head of Data Science - Customer Centricity
Nalini Polavarapu has been with Bayer for over ten years and heads the data science strategy and portfolio for Bayer Crop Science division. Data science activities range from applying data, IT, artificial intelligence, machine learning, cloud computing and analytics to derive data-driven insights to enhance customer value, invent cognitive systems to deliver predictive pipeline for research and development, analytics to connect supply chain to improve net promoter score and reduce cost of goods and implement digital tools for environmental and customer sustainability.
Over the course of her career, Nalini held positions of increasing levels of leadership responsibilities managing teams operating across geographies in Americas, EMEA, Asia and Africa, and has successfully established and led an off-shore center in India. She also initiated multiple external partnerships and collaborations with start-ups, large corporations and universities. Nalini played a key role in building a world-class global data science organization at Bayer which is now at 500+ and growing.
Nalini has a PhD and dual Masters in Computer Science and Bioinformatics from Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia. Nalini has authored and co-authored multiple analytical patents, research articles in leading scientific journals and co-authored book chapters on high throughput data analysis and applications.
Former VP CISO, Juniper Networks
Partner, Fortium Partners
Sherry Ryan is Former Vice President and CISO of Juniper Networks. Previously, Sherry held similar leadership positions at Blue Shield of California, Hewlett-Packard, Safeway and Levi Strauss where she established and led their information security programs. Sherry holds the Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certification from ISACA, the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification from ISC2, and the National Association of Corporate Directors CERT Certificate in Cybersecurity Oversight from Carnegie Mellon University.
She is a member of the High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA) and the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) CISO Executive Forum. Sherry was recognized as one of the Top 50 Women in Internet Security, Silicon Valley Women of Influence, Women in IT Silicon Valley Security Champion award, Top Fifty Most Powerful Women in Tech and 100 Top Women in Technology.
Sherry has a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Redlands, and earned her MBA from the College of Notre Dame.
Enterprise Fleet Management
Executive Vice President, Technology Development, Fintech & New Infrastructure
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
Jason Smith has over twenty years of technology leadership experience including roles at Boeing, Centene, several technology startups, and most recently as Chief Information Officer of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He was lead technology efforts with a variety of industries including manufacturing, retail, health care, banking/finance, tech, and academia. Jason specializes in technology strategy and technology organization transformations, and he has more recently led several digital transformation efforts. Jason completed his Executive MBA from the Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis in 2009.
VP of IT Business Partnering - Digital Farming
Bayer Crop Science
Kristine is a business strategist and digital solutions delivery executive, specializing in innovation and transformation. In her role as the Head of IT Business Partnering for Digital Farming at Bayer, Kristine is responsible for enabling new digital-based business models and digitizing core business operations with agronomic data insights. She is passionate about understanding socioeconomic and technology trends, to shape innovative offerings for farmers and environmentally sustainable solutions for our global agri-food system.
During her more than two decades in the agriculture industry, Kristine has led strategy development of integrated agronomic solutions, drove improved customer centricity through digital capabilities, accelerated the use of customer data and analytics to drive decision-making, and delivered efficiencies through enterprise capabilities.
Kristine received her Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Washington University and a Bachelor’s Degree specializing in Information Systems and International Business from Fontbonne University.
EVP and Enterprise CIO
Johnson & Johnson
James (Jim) Swanson previously served as a member of the Executive Leadership Team and as Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Head of Digital Transformation for the Crop Science division of Bayer. Based in Monheim, Germany, Swanson led teams across the world using digital innovation and data science to transform and deliver world-class products and services sustainably.
Most recently, Swanson was the Chief Information Officer at Monsanto for the past five years. His breadth of experience also includes executive and scientific roles at Merck, Johnson & Johnson and SmithKline Beecham. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Bioscience and Biotechnology and a master’s degree in Computer Science, both from Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Swanson is a member of the St. Louis CIO Board, Washington University’s Information Technology Advisory Council and the External Advisory Committee of the McDonnell International Scholars Academy at Washington University.
Swanson is married with three daughters. In his free time, he enjoys running, biking, skiing, scuba diving and boating. Swanson volunteers with the Greater St. Louis Honor Flight Organization, United Way Ready by 21 and the American Heart Association.
Christine Miller Way
Director Client Experience Channel
Christine Way joined Edward Jones in November 2019 and is Director of Client Experience Channels and Content. She and her team have responsibility for all client communications and client channel strategy management including Online Access and the future Prospect Portal.
Prior to joining Edward Jones she was with Ascension for two years as Vice President of Enterprise and Experience Product. Before Ascension she was with Express Scripts as Vice President of Member Experience Technology. Both roles were focused on customer experience while leading product and technology transformations.Christine earned an MBA from University of Missouri St. Louis and an undergraduate degree from St. Mary's University in San Antonio, TX. She spends her free time, when there is not a pandemic, traveling with her husband.
Johanna is an established business strategist and an accomplished leader for both start-ups and global corporations. Over the past two decades, she has worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers and JPMorgan Chase, and with over a dozen client corporations, including Delta Airlines, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Philips, Lucent, Disney, Bank of America, and Occidental Petroleum. Her career has led her to work in Canada, China, Indonesia, France, and The Netherlands. She acts as a coach to senior executives on boards and top teams and has a passion for supporting and advancing women leaders.
Johanna currently runs Gender Fair, a platform that uses data analytics to determine an organization’s progress towards gender equality and diversity. Prior to this, Johanna co-founded GiveBack, an innovative platform that makes it easy for companies to build authentic and impactful cause marketing, workplace giving and other social responsibility initiatives. GiveBack was launched on the Oprah Winfrey Show during her final season in 2011.
Johanna is originally from the Netherlands and educated in Canada where she earned an undergraduate degree in Sociology and a Masters degree in Business Administration. She resides in Westchester, NY, where she runs the Women Entrepreneurs Network and serves on several boards.
April 20, 2021 - 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM CT
12:00 PM - 12:10 PM
Welcome and Introduction
Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy and Lisa Nichols, CEO, Technology Partners
12:10 PM - 12:30 PM
EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: Trust is the Foundation to Innovation – A Fireside Chat with Bestselling Author Stephen M.R. Covey and Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy
12:30 PM - 12:55 PM
EXECUTIVE PANEL: Leading Courageously and Authentically in a Time of Uncertainty
Adrian Butler, CIO, Casey's General Stores
Jason Smith, CIO, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
Christine Miller Way, Director Client Experience Channel, Edward Jones
Moderator: Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy
As the clock turns to 2021, hope is on the horizon as millions of COVID-19 vaccinations are being distributed across the world. Yet, we continue to live in turbulent times, which will continue into the foreseeable future. The global health crisis is impacting everything from customer behavior to existing business models and supply chains operations, resulting in dramatic shifts to remote work and organizational culture. Meanwhile, CEOs are worried about the health and safety of their employees. Now, more than ever, CIOs, CISOs, CTOs, CDOs and technology executives are being looked upon by the CEO, the Board and Line-of-Business (LOB) leaders to lead courageously, authentically and with transparency to enable their organizations and their teams to succeed and guide the path to a brighter future.
12:55 PM - 1:05 PM
EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: Raising the Organization's Digital Business Acumen for Extraordinary Outcomes
Jim Swanson, CIO, Johnson & Johnson
1:05 PM - 1:30 PM
EXECUTIVE PANEL: Accelerating Your Winning IT Strategy with World Class Technologies and Partnerships
Jennifer Hopper, CIO, Save A Lot
Dilip Krishna, Managing Director, Deloitte & Touché LLP
Bob Schukai, Executive Vice President, Technology Development, Fintech & New Infrastructure, Mastercard
Moderator: Karl Mudra, CIO, Delta Dental of Missouri
Advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, data analytics and the Internet of Things can enable business technology leaders to identify potential use cases and make a meaningful impact on the business. Yet the likelihood for success accelerates when companies have strong partnerships with trusted technology vendors who are able to provide their experience with other clients, expertise and resources to bring these opportunities to fruition.
1:30 PM - 1:40 PM
HMG STRATEGY NETWORK ACCELERATOR
1:40 PM - 2:05 PM
EXECUTIVE PANEL: Safeguarding the Enterprise Against Escalating Global Cyber Threats
Adam Fletcher, CISO, Blackstone
Mark Herschberg, Fractional CTO
Lamont Orange, CISO, Netskope
Sherry Ryan, Former VP, CISO, Juniper Networks and Partner, Fortium Partners
Moderator: Matthew Modica, VP & CISO, BJC Healthcare
Make no mistake – CISOs and cyber teams are at war against nation-state threat actors and other highly-trained adversaries. The recent SolarWinds cyber-attack is believed to be the most damaging hack of a Western government ever, along with still-to-be-determined impact on more than 425 companies in the Fortune 500 who receive services from SolarWinds. While the long-range impact for companies and government agencies continues to unfold, the attacks underscore how security is more important to organizations than ever. CEOs and Board members will be relying on CISOs and security leaders more than ever to help identify and respond to potential threats and to protect the enterprise and its crown jewels.
In this executive panel, CISOs and security leaders will share their recommendations for working with the CEO and the Board on looming cyber threats, including how best to communicate these risks and articulate where funding is needed most.
2:05 PM - 2:15 PM
EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: Driving the Business Forward with Engaged Employees
Jeff Schuchardt, VP IT, Enterprise Fleet Management
As CIOs and tech leaders know, there are myriad ways to leverage technology to move the enterprise forward and deliver new waves of productivity and business value. Critical to this is for members of the IT team to not only be engaged but to understand how their contributions help the company to achieve its mission. In this executive interview, Jeff Schuchardt, VP of IT at Enterprise Fleet Management will share the steps he has taken to keep his team engaged and how this is contributing to the company's success.
2:15 PM – 2:45 PM
EXECUTIVE PANEL: Leading and Building a High Performing Culture
Paris Forest, Sr. Director IT, Boeing
Kristin Johnson, CHRO, Edward Jones
Shavon Lindley, CEO, ion Learning
Kristine Swan, VP of IT Business Partnering - Digital Farming, Bayer Crop Science
José Zeilstra, CEO, Gender Fair
Moderator: Lisa Nichols, CEO, Technology Partners
As remote work has extended across much of 2020 and into 2021, many CIOs and technology executives have expressed concerns about keeping employees engaged and motivated over the long-term. On top of this, it’s also been challenging to convey a sense of organizational culture both to existing employees and new hires. This panel discussion with top executives will focus on what’s required to cultivate a connected culture into the future – including one that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion.
2:45 PM - 3:00 PM
HMG STRATEGY GLOBAL LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE AWARDS
Peter Hogan, CTO, Post Holdings
Matthew Modica, VP & CISO, BJC Healthcare
Dr. Nalini Polavarapu, Head of Data Science - Customer Centricity, Bayer Crop Science
Past award winners include:
Bhavani Amirthalingam, SVP, CDIO, Ameren Corp.
Greg Nichols, President, COO, Technology Partners
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Join speakers, attendees and partners in the social lounge of our new summit platform to connect one-on-one with good friends and make new ones!
Darktrace is the world’s leading cyber AI company and the creator of Autonomous Response technology. Its self-learning AI is modeled on the human immune system and used by over 4,500 organizations to protect against threats to the cloud, email, IoT, networks and industrial systems. The company has over 1,500 employees and headquarters in San Francisco and Cambridge, UK. Every 3 seconds, Darktrace AI fights back against a cyber-threat, preventing it from causing damage.https://www.darktrace.com/
Forescout 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/
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/
We are a digitally native company that helps organizations reinvent themselves to create a way forward and unleash their potential. We are the place where innovation, design and engineering meet scale. • We have more than 20,000 employees and we are present in 18 countries working for companies like Google, Rockwell Automation, Electronic Arts and Santander, among others. • We were named a Worldwide Leader in CX Improvement Services by IDC MarketScape report. • We were also featured as a business case study at Harvard, MIT, and Stanford. • We are a member of the Cybersecurity Tech Accord.https://www.globant.com/
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/
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 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/
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, 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/
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
Illumio enables organizations to realize a future without high-profile breaches by preventing the lateral movement of attackers across any organization. Founded on the principle of least privilege in 2013, Illumio provides visibility and segmentation for endpoints, data centers or clouds. The world’s leading organizations, including Morgan Stanley, BNP Paribas, Salesforce, and Oracle NetSuite, trust Illumio to reduce cyber risk.www.illumio.com
Zscaler, the only zero trust platform that securely connects any user, any device, and any app over any network. Back in the day when your users were all on the network and your applications resided in your physical data center, it made sense to establish a secure perimeter around your network. But those days are over, the perimeter is gone, and network security is all but irrelevant. Instead, you need to put your defenses and controls where the connections occur— the internet — so that every connection is fast and secure, no matter how or where users connect or where their applications reside. By moving applications and infrastructure to the cloud and untethering employees from their desks, you can realize tremendous advantages in productivity, agility, and cost containment. With our 100% cloud built secure platform, Zscaler can help you make the move to the cloud, securely.https://www.zscaler.com/
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 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
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
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
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 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 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 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 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 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
NPower is a high-performing leader in providing pathways to successful tech careers for young adults from underserved communities and veterans across the US and Canada. NPower’s award winning training programs use curriculum informed by senior industry leaders and labor market trends. On average, NPower graduates 80% of enrolled students, places 100% of graduates in paid internships and has over an 80% rate of success for employment or continued education within 6 months of graduation. We address many of the primary barriers that our veteran community confront. Beyond free technical classes, our career training programs provide in-demand certifications within weeks, paid internships, professional networking and mentorship with business leaders, soft skills coaching, connection to social services, job placement assistance, transit assistance and an opportunity for graduates to give back to the program via our professional volunteer network. We provide ongoing career coaching, advanced certifications, and leadership development for our alumni, ensuring that we are developing true pathways for long-term success for our students.http://www.npower.org
Technology Partners is an award-winning, certified Women Business Enterprise that provides premier IT staffing and solutions. With a focus on partnership, we have worked with hundreds of clients across a range of industries nationwide, and held client and consultant relationships that have lasted as long as we've been in business. Built upon a revolutionary transparent-margin business model, Technology Partners provides better value for our clients while giving our consultants higher salaries and career control. We're committed to partnerships with our clients and consultants, assessing their needs and providing them with the absolute best service.http://www.technologypartners.net
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