Cynthia Stoddard, SVP & CIO, Adobe
Bryce Austin, CISM
Strategist & CEO
CIO, Protein Group
iFit Health and Fitness
CIO - Optum Consumer Solutions Group
Business Development Executive
CIO at Aramark Uniform Services, AmeriPride Services, and Aramark Refreshment Services
Founder and CEO
CIO Consulting Services, LLC
SVP, Chief Information Officer
President & CEO
Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
Head of WW Prime Tech Shared Services
Co-Founder & CEO
Chief Security Officer, Americas
Palo Alto Networks
Partner - Cybersecurity and Technology
VP Business Performance Management
Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America
Former Senior Vice President – Director of Information Services
VP of IT
Vice President, Information Technology
Former Business Information Security Officer
CISO and VP IT Security, Productivity & Privacy
Northern Tool & Equipment
Vice President, Business Technology Strategist, Corporate Strategy Office
Thrivent Corporate Strategy
Chief Digital Officer
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Director, Technology Delivery and Operations
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
VP IT Development & Operations
Former CIO & SVP
Fairview Health Services
Independent IT Consultant
Practical Approach Consulting
Self Esteem Brands, LLC
Director of Business Development
Programs Director at SIM Minnesota Chapter
HTC Global Services
IT Business Leader - Healthcare, Life Sciences, and Corporate Functions
(Nalco Water, Food & Beverage, Textile Care and Life Sciences divisions)
Head of Digital
VP Network Services
Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.
IT Operations Executive
Chief Information Officer & General Manager PKI and IoT Solutions BU
Division VP IT
Abbott Medical Devices
Evocent Executive Leadership
AVP Information Technology
Western National Insurance
VP, Chief Information Security Officer
Strategic Technology Consultant
Semmer Consulting LLC
Fractional CIO, IT Strategy Consultant
MaxIT Solutions, Inc.
Chief Information Technology Officer
Vice President, Innovation and Emerging Technologies
Regional Technology Officer
SVP - Business Technology
Connexus Credit Union
Martin Bally is a highly accomplished senior global information security officer with more than 20 years of experience in multiple industries. Currently, he is the Chief Information Security Officer for Stellantis where he is responsible for information, cyber, industrial, and product security. Prior, Mr. Bally was the Chief Information Security Officer for three other fortune 500 companies: American Axle & Manufacturing, DieboldNixdorf, and TRW Automotive. In all positions, he was responsible for information security strategy, architecture, and security risk management globally and was a trusted advisor to the Board of Directors and Executive Leadership.
Ricardo A. Bartra
SVP & CIO
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company
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.
A CSO50 Award winner, Earl Duby is a leading InfoSec expert with more than two decades of dedicated information security experience. His career has included critical cyber security leadership roles at GE, Affina Group, and Federal Mogul. Earl currently serves Lear Corporation as its CISO, where he defends business operations for a Fortune 150 with more than 160,000 employees in 257 locations. Espousing a simple message that seeks to eliminate fear, uncertainty, and doubt, he has empowered and inspired employees across several organizations. He has been on the frontlines of operational defense throughout several worldwide cyberattacks. Earl’s expertise has been featured in such publications as IDG’s CSO, Enterprise Security Magazine and Government Technology.
Earl holds Master’s Degrees in Accounting and Information Assurance, along with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics. He has also earned the CISM, CISA, CISSP, and CFE certifications.
Managing Director - Global Cyber Risk Services & Incident Response Investigation
Alvarez & Marsal
Cybersecurity Executive Leader with extensive experience leading teams and providing clients with cybersecurity advisory services, incident response investigations, and other technical services, as well as guidance to C-Suite and Board level clients. I serve as a trusted advisor and partner to clients, law enforcement and government agencies, law firms, and industry organizations to address cybersecurity matters including incident response & forensics investigations, as well as vulnerability and threat management matters. He is a Ponemon Institute Fellow and affiliate board advisor to industry organizations including FS-ISAC, Retail-CISC, NH-ISAC as well as other ISACS, and member of the Shared Assessments Steering Committee Board. He has also served on the CLM Cyber Liability Council, the Board of Directors of the NY ISSA, the IT Policy Compliance Group, and the (i-4) Research Committee and he has been Interviewed / quoted in CNNMoney, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The London Times, Thomson Reuters, and other industry publications.
CIO at Aramark Uniform Services, AmeriPride Services, and Aramark Refreshment Services
Steven John is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of AmeriPride Services, a leading textile services and supply company in North America. As a part of AmeriPride’s executive leadership team, Steven is responsible for the overall leadership of the Information Systems Team, enhancing the customer experience and accelerating the company’s growth strategy through digital innovation and technology. John most recently served as CIO of Workday Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based enterprise applications for human resource management, payroll and finance, where he worked closely with IT leaders and their teams to realize the full benefits of cloud computing. He was an integral part of Workday’s senior leadership team and played a key role in the company achieving and maintaining the highest IT standards and processes. John was previously the CIO at H. B. Fuller Company and Agriliance and also held leadership positions with the Society for Information Management (SIM), First Health, CIGNA, Unisource Network Services and Transora. For ten years, he has also served as a facilitator for SIM’s Leadership Forum and he is a founding member of the CIO Executive Council. He is also a mentor in the CIO Executive Council’s Pathways program and a contributing writer to CIO magazine. John was selected as a ‘Premier 100 IT Leader’ by Computerworld Magazine in 2006 and was presented the CIO Executive Council’s Leadership Award in 2008. Under his leadership, H.B. Fuller was ranked among the ‘Top 500’ leaders in business technology by Information Week in 2009 and he was also recognized by Information Week in 2010 as an industry innovator for his work implementing cloud solutions. John holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from the University of Utah and completed graduate work at Temple University.
Self Esteem Brands, LLC
Tammylynne Jonas is a digital and technology executive with almost 20 years of experience in publicly traded, customer-facing environments. She is skilled at designing technology strategies that solve real-world business problems and increase shareholder value.
Tammylynne is CIO for Holiday Stationstores in MN. Holiday Stationstores is a $4B petroleum and c-store business with 520 locations. Holiday was acquired by Couche Tard in December 2017. Tammylynne is a Senior Director on the Global IT team with responsibilities for: Vendor Management, Strategy and Business Partner Alignment.
Prior to Holiday, Tammylynne spent 15 years at Kohl’s Department Stores. Tammylynne was responsible for the strategy and planning efforts for Kohl’s digital and omnichannel roadmaps. In addition, she had responsibilities for building the company’s loyalty, customer service and digital payment programs.
Prior to Kohl’s, Tammylynne was a consultant for Accenture. At Accenture, she had various technology and change management roles across the United States.
Tammylynne serves on the Board of Directors for the Northrop Auditorium at the University of Minnesota, and on the Board of Directors for the MN Better Business Bureau. Tammylynne holds an Executive MBA in International Business from Marquette University, and she has undergraduate degrees in Mathematics, English and Spanish
In 2015, Tammylynne was named a “40 Under 40” award winner by the Milwaukee Business Journal. In 2017, she was named “Young Alumna of the Year” by Marquette University. In 2019, she was selected as a finalist for “Orbie CIO of the Year” in Minneapolis/ St. Paul. Tammylynne is married with 3 children, aged 10, 6 and 4 and resides in Medina, MN with her family.
Mr. Knutson has a passion for ensuring that technology works for his clients - strategically, tactically, and operationally. He brings over 25 years of business/ technology leadership experience helping firms such as American Express Financial Advisors, BestBuy, Federated Department Stores, and Thomson Reuters successfully transform their businesses through the appropriate application of technology. He holds a Masters in Management Information Systems from the University of Minnesota and has held Sr IT Leadership and Advisory positions since the 90’s. His forte is making technology an integral part of business strategy – particularly where it improves the customer experience and deepens the understanding of client’s needs. Based on his experiences, he developed his personal tag line: “Strategically Aligned, Operationally Excellent ITsm” His domain experiences run the full spectrum from Strategic Business Planning, Application Development/Deployment and Project/Program Management to Risk Management and Compliance. He realized early on that Leadership and organizational agility is what distinguished the great firms from the good ones. Mr. Knutson shares his knowledge through hosting and facilitation of small groups of forward thinking CIO’s interested in exploring current Technology Leadership challenges through dialogue and experience sharing. He also volunteers assisting technology leaders in transition and serves on the Board of the Minnesota chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM).
As Autodesk’s CIO, Prakash leads the company’s global information and technology organization, a group that manages critical technology systems supporting the company’s worldwide enterprise applications and infrastructure, including data and security operations and workforce collaboration and productivity services. Building talent, customer experience, operational excellence, industry collaboration and partnerships, positioning for global scale are top of his mind.
He is an experienced IT thought leader with a digital experience mindset who drives the culture of innovation and the company’s digital agenda. He has accelerated Autodesk’s digital transformation and customer-centric approach by providing customers and employees world-class experiences by embracing disruptive technology with the latest Silicon Valley start-up companies and introducing modern automation techniques such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robotic process automation. His automation strategy generates competitive advantage and his expertise in digital transformation turns technology into a growth driver.
Successful track record of establishing organizational vision and strategy, leading large teams, executing global insourcing/outsourcing strategies, setting up onsite/offshore delivery models, and M&A (planning and integration). Efficient and effective at managing global IT operations for geographically and culturally diverse organizations. A skilled negotiator who maximizes value and manages the enterprise technology and services portfolio.
He builds social relationships with industry tech leaders, often participating as a panelist at Silicon Valley industry functions, hosting CIO Exchanges with Autodesk customer Fortune 500 leaders, and using his thought leadership platform to contribute to CIO magazine, Forbes, and Wall Street CIO journal about his expertise and strategies on digital transformation.
Kota has been with Autodesk for 15+ years and has held many roles within IT including, Vice President of Enterprise Infrastructure and Operations, Sr. Director of Enterprise Operations, and Director of DevOps. He holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Oklahoma State University, and a bachelor’s degree in electronics and communication from the University of Madras.
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Head of Digital
Director, Information Security, Compliance and PMO
Vista Outdoor Inc.
Aimee Martin leads the Information Security, Compliance, and Project Management (PMO) functions at Vista Outdoor. Aimee has over 15 years of experience in security and compliance, spanning multiple different industries and functions including internal and external IT audit, PCI compliance, risk management, and disaster recovery planning. In her current role at Vista Outdoor, Aimee is responsible for driving information security program maturity, various compliance programs (GDPR, PCI, SOX, ITAR) and leading IT acquisition and divestiture activities. Aimee holds the following certifications: CISA, CRISC, PMP. Outside of work, Aimee enjoys outdoor activities such as kayaking, snowshoeing, and biking, as well as cabin life and a good book.
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.
Vice President of Threat Intelligence
Palo Alto Networks
Ryan Olson is the Vice President of Threat
Intelligence for Palo Alto Networks. He leads Unit 42, a team responsible for
collection, analysis and production of intelligence on adversaries targeting
organizations around the world. His area of expertise is detecting and
identifying actors and groups conducting cyber-crime and cyber-espionage
operations. Ryan is a contributing author
to the book Cyber Fraud: Tactics, Techniques and Procedures, and primary author
of Cyber Security Essentials.
to joining Palo Alto Networks Ryan served
as Senior Manager in Verisign’s iDefense Threat Intelligence service. Ryan is a named inventor on two patents related to
malware analysis and threat intelligence collection.
Ryan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information systems from Iowa State University, and a Master of Science degree in Security Informatics from The Johns Hopkins University.
SVP and CIO
Dee Thibodeau is chief executive officer of Charter Solutions, a healthcare information services company consistently awarded for results in the areas of management consulting, analytics, business process, integration and application development. As CEO since 1997, Ms. Thibodeau has led the company in delivering sustained profitability with annual revenue growth and a record of outstanding customer relationships. Her expertise and passion are focused on business process improvements that profoundly increase healthcare quality and efficiency. An experienced board member, entrepreneur, and investor in emerging companies, Thibodeau has made companies successful by creating highly productive teams focused on strategic planning, customer relationships, sound business practices, and innovative uses for new and existing technologies. Ms. Thibodeau has served in top executive positions in the technology and financial industries since 1986, when she was vice president and later president of the largest computer training facility in the Midwest. She has been president of Milestone Investments, Inc. a national hotel investment company, and was president of Arco Transcription, Inc. one of the nation’s largest medical transcription companies. Ms. Thibodeau has since served as president of EDI Solutions, a translation software developer, and negotiated the merger of EDI with St. Paul Software where she served as executive vice president until taking the helm of Charter Solutions. Throughout her career, Thibodeau’s leadership has extended to serving on the boards of directors of more than a dozen companies including Dri-Steem, The Credit Company, Microworx, Arco Transcription, Milestone Investments, EDI Solutions, HCMC Advisory Board, as well as on boards of trade, professional and non-profit organizations. Currently she serves on the Board of Directors of BRAAS, M Health, Women’s Health Leadership Trust, Minnesota High Tech Association, and Minnesota Visiting Nurses Agency. Ms Thibodeau also started Minnesota Women Corporate Directors and is on the Advisory Board for Women in the Boardroom. Ms. Thibodeau has been on the Governance, Nominating and Compensation Committees of many boards and well suited to serve on these committees. Ms. Thibodeau has received numerous awards for her success in leadership, her business results and her advocacy for women entrepreneurs and for women serving on boards. She received a Lifeline Award from Upsize magazine in 2007; the Minnesota Business Owner of the Year award from the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) in 2004; and recognition as one of the “Top 25 Innovative Women” by the Minneapolis/St Paul Business Journal, one of 500 Top Diversity Awards in the US and the Jean Harris Award in 2012 from the Women’s Health Leadership Trust. Thibodeau is an alumna of the University of Minnesota, Mankato, and of the Executive Management Development Program at University of St. Thomas, St, Paul. She has received leadership awards and recognition from The Business Journal, Div 500, Twin Cities E-Commerce Forum and the National Association of Women Business Owners.
Chief Information Officer
State of Minnesota
Tarek Tomes serves as the Commissioner of Minnesota IT Services (MNIT) and the State of Minnesota’s Chief Information Officer (CIO), leading state efforts to provide the best possible IT solutions and customer service to the people of Minnesota and our business partners.
As a recognized industry leader, Tomes brings over 25 years of experience in managing technology innovation across diverse industries, both in national, international, and public and private sector operations. Throughout his career, he has facilitated data-driven decision making, implemented many critical enterprise projects, and improved workforce diversity and inclusion.
Before becoming Commissioner, Tomes served as the Chief Innovation Officer and former Chief Information Officer at the City of St. Paul, where he was responsible for managing ongoing process improvements, supporting human-centered design, and increasing the overall effectiveness of city services and resources. While in St. Paul, Tomes facilitated a digital transformation at the city level, pioneering the use of mobile applications to improve resident opportunities. This work allowed the city to leverage deep data insights while promoting and supporting equitable service delivery. During his time as St. Paul’s Chief Information Officer, Tomes oversaw the launch of St. Paul’s Open Information Portal, which serves to promote and encourage innovative uses of data and transparency in government services.
Tomes’ prior work experience also includes six years as an Assistant Commissioner of Minnesota IT Services, where he created several nation-leading Information Technology sourcing agreements for 33,000+ user utility services statewide – including the first cloud-based public sector statewide service offering in the nation. While Tomes was serving in this role, Minnesota became the first state in the country to manage all Information Technology through service level agreements, a model that was recognized with a national award. Before joining state service, Tomes spent 13 years working for British Telecom.
Tomes received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland and attended Graduate School for Business Management at Boston University.
Jennifer Wesson Greenman
Chief Information Officer
Cancer Treatment Centers of America Global
Jennifer Wesson Greenman is the Chief Information Officer of Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA). An accomplished health care executive with over fifteen years’ experience leading diverse teams in innovative technology solution development, delivery and support, Greenman joined CTCA® in July 2019 from H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa, where she served for five years as Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer.
In her role at CTCA, Greenman works to implement technology advances and enhancements to empower its internal and external partners with a resilient, responsive and high-performing technology infrastructure to meet the broad needs of the patients and families who come to CTCA for their care.
At Moffitt, Greenman provided leadership and strategic direction for technologies used across the institution, supporting exceptional care delivery and fueling breakthrough scientific discoveries. During her tenure, Moffitt was recognized as a "Best Place to Work in IT" by Computerworld from 2017 through 2019. Additionally, Moffitt was recognized by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives as a “Healthcare Most Wired” organization in 2019, recognized for exemplifying best practices through the adoption, implementation and use of technology. Prior to that, Greenman worked for Tampa’s Bayfront Health System in a variety of IT management roles, including Chief Information Officer. She started her career as a Solution Delivery Consultant for Cerner Corporation.
Greenman obtained an MBA from the University of Florida and undergraduate degrees in Management Information Systems and Finance from Florida State University. She is a member of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives and was recognized by the Tampa Bay Business Journal as a finalist for the "CIO of the Year Award" in 2016 and 2018.
General Dynamics, OTS
David Whitaker is Chief Information Officer for General Dynamics, Ordnance and Tactical Systems (OTS).
In this position, Mr. Whitaker is responsible for overseeing the enterprise security posture, IT strategy, development and implementation of all technology initiatives for General Dynamics OTS. In his current role, he is responsible for digital transformation and providing a standard ERP platform that unifies and optimizes business processes leveraging, IIoT to automate manufacturing processes.
Mr. Whitaker has 20 years of technology leadership experience in various industries. He joined General Dynamics OTS following a three-year tenure with Avintiv, where he served as VP of Global Information Services. In that role, he led all aspects of the technology supporting Avintiv’s global commercial manufacturing operations and enabled the rapid integration of multiple global acquisitions increasing revenue from $1B to $3B in 18 months.
Prior to Avintiv, Mr. Whitaker was the CIO for General Dynamics ATP. In addition to his role as CIO, he served in various IT and Engineering leadership roles at General Dynamics C4 Systems, Motorola and Martin Marietta. Throughout his career, Mr. Whitaker has been instrumental at transforming legacy IT organizations into vital business partners creating business value for the enterprise
Mr. Whitaker has a BSCompSci from California State University, East Bay and a MBA in Technology Management from the University of Phoenix.
April 29, 2021 - 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM CT
1:00 PM - 1:10 PM
Welcome and Introduction
Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy and Harold Knutson, Board President, SIM Minnesota
1:10 PM - 1:20 PM
1:20 PM - 1:50 PM
EXECUTIVE PANEL: Applying an Overall Change Management Lens to Tech Implementations
Jennifer Wesson Greenman, CIO, Cancer Treatment Centers of America Global
Saunya Peterson, Founder, Riveter42
David Whitaker, CIO, General Dynamics, OTS
Moderator: Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy
New technology deployments often represent significant change for end users either in terms of new processes they need to address or simply in terms of new experiences being introduced to them. In this panel discussion, top technology leaders will discuss why broad change management techniques should be applied to new technology implementations along with recommendations for communicating the impact of ‘change’ to affected stakeholders.
1:50 PM - 2:00 PM
EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: What to Expect from the 2021 Threat Landscape
Ryan Olson, Vice President of Threat Intelligence, Palo Alto Networks
Join us for a conversation of the major threats shaping the security landscape in 2021. The SolarWinds attacks that came to light in December of 2020 was a wake-up call for many organizations with regard software supply chain attacks. While this was far from the first attack of this type, it’s widespread impact has forced many to reconsider how they architect their networks and monitor their systems for potential compromise. The COVID-19 pandemic also forced many organizations to change how they operate in 2020, which we expect will lead to new security challenges in 2021. A rapid acceleration of transitions to the public cloud happened in many organizations, but not always with secure configuration in mind. Attackers are poised to take advantage of this oversight in 2021. Additionally, as the pandemic (hopefully) winds down throughout 2021, there will be new opportunities for attackers based on changes in user behavior and government policies that organizations should prepare for.
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
EXECUTIVE PANEL: Safeguarding the Enterprise Against Escalating Global Cyber Threats
Martin Bally, CISO, Stellantis
Earl Duby, CISO, Lear Corporation
Aimee Martin, Director, Information Security, Compliance and PMO, Vista Outdoor Inc.
Greg Thayer, CISO, Comm-Works
Moderator: Rocco Grillo, Managing Director - Global Cyber Risk Services, Alvarez & Marsal
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 CIOs more than ever to help identify and respond to potential threats and to make their environments more secure, resilient and recoverable as they bring on new capabilities.
In this executive panel, CIOs, 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.
2:30 PM - 2:40 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. Also connect one-on-one with partners in the HMG Marketplace, as well as with attendees and speakers in the social lounge!
2:40 PM - 3:10 PM
EXECUTIVE PANEL: The CIO as the CEO of Digital Transformation
Ricardo A. Bartra, SVP & CIO, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company
Steven John, CIO at Aramark Uniform Services, AmeriPride Services, and Aramark Refreshment Services, Aramark
Prakash Kota, SVP, CIO, Autodesk
Elwin Loomis, Head of Digital, Bremer Bank
Moderator: Harold Knutson, Board President, SIM Minnesota
3:10 PM - 3:30 PM
HMG STRATEGY GLOBAL LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE AWARDS
Tammylynne Jonas, Global CIO, Self Esteem Brands, LLC
Dee Thibodeau, CEO, Charter Solutions
Tarek Tomes, Chief Information Officer - State of Minnesota
Past award winners include:
Robin Brown, CIO, Cargill
Kathryn Freytag, VP & CIO, Donaldson
Sean Lennon, CIO, Medtronic
Palo Alto Networks, the global cybersecurity leader, is shaping the cloud-centric future with technology that is transforming the way people and organizations operate. Our mission is to be the cybersecurity partner of choice, protecting our digital way of life. We help address the world's greatest security challenges with continuous innovation that seizes the latest breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, analytics, automation, and orchestration. By delivering an integrated platform and empowering a growing ecosystem of partners, we are at the forefront of protecting tens of thousands of organizations across clouds, networks, and mobile devices. Our vision is a world where each day is safer and more secure than the one before. For more information, visit www.paloaltonetworks.com.www.paloaltonetworks.com
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/
RingCentral, Inc. (NYSE: RNG) is a leading provider of business cloud communications and contact center solutions based on its powerful Message Video Phone™ (MVP™) platform. More flexible and cost-effective than legacy on-premises PBX and video conferencing systems that it replaces, RingCentral empowers modern mobile and distributed workforces to communicate, collaborate, and connect via any mode, any device, and any location. RingCentral offers three key products in its portfolio including RingCentral Office® , a Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) platform including team messaging, video meetings, and a cloud phone system, Glip ® the company's free video meetings solution with team messaging that enables Smart Video Meetings™, and RingCentral cloud Contact Center solutions. RingCentral’s open platform integrates with leading third-party business applications and enables customers to easily customize business workflows.https://www.ringcentral.com/
SafeGuard Cyber 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/
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/
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
Akamai secures and delivers digital experiences for the world’s largest companies. Akamai’s intelligent edge platform surrounds everything, from the enterprise to the cloud, so customers and their businesses can be fast, smart, and secure. Top brands globally rely on Akamai to help them realize competitive advantage through agile solutions that extend the power of their multicloud architectures. Akamai keeps decisions, apps, and experiences closer to users than anyone — and attacks and threats far away. Akamai’s portfolio of edge security, web and mobile performance, enterprise access, and video delivery solutions is supported by unmatched customer service, analytics, and 24/7/365 monitoring.https://www.akamai.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
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
Genesys Works is a national social enterprise that provides life-changing opportunities through corporate internships. We open the doors of opportunity for high school students in underserved communities by providing the skills training, professional work experience, and support they need to achieve career success and a lifetime of economic self-sufficiency. Our goal is to move more of our students into professional careers, creating a more skilled and diverse workforce in the process. We currently serve more than 4,000 students annually across six locations: Houston, Twin Cities, Chicago, the San Francisco Bay Area, the National Capital Region and New York City. To learn more, visit www.genesysworks.orgwww.genesysworks.org
SIM Minnesota Chapter: For more than 25 years, the SIM Minnesota chapter has been the organization of choice for IT executives in Minnesota. Membership includes CIOs, CTOs and IT leaders, as well as consultants and academics from top Twin Cities and outstate business and institutions. The chapter has several meetings each year that feature both business and technology experts. These meetings provide tremendous opportunities for peer networking and valuable connections to the Minnesota IT community. MN SIM Purpose: An association of senior IT executives and other IT thought leaders who come together to share and enhance their rich intellectual capital for the benefit of its members, their organizations and the profession. Key considerations for every Chapter meeting and event include the following: Focus on pertinent IT issues, raise awareness of developing industry trends Facilitate networking and knowledge sharing Serve as the voice of the IT community on critical issueshttps://chapter.simnet.org/minnesota/home
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