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2021 HMG Live! Chicago CIO Executive Leadership Summit - DIGITAL

 

Courageous Leadership and Fearless Reinvention: Guiding the Modern Enterprise in Turbulent Times

As the global health crisis continues, CIOs and technology executives are facing some tough challenges. These include identifying fresh ways to keep employees engaged and motivated in the prolonged remote work environment, supplying the CEO and the executive team with new ways to grow the business and execute on new business models while fostering a culture of connectedness in an isolated setting.
 
In this Digital Summit, world-class technology executives will share their advice on leading courageously to enable innovation and reshape the business while providing authentic and compassionate leadership that can offer the team confidence, hope and inspiration for a brighter future.

    "As an attendee of the HMG Virtual Summit I enjoyed the fact that it was fast moving, insightful and presented a variety of speakers, both local and non-local. The duration was just right and did not require tying up an entire day. I thought the content and format was absolutely terrific!"

    John Phillips, President, Briggs Homecare and CIO Emeritus, Briggs Healthcare

     

     


    • Ritesh Agrawal
      CEO/Founder
      Airgap Networks

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

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

    • Edwin Doyle
      Cyber Security Strategist
      Check Point Software Technologies Inc.

      Edwin communicates with international leaders in cyber security, cyber forensics and cyber law enforcement, across the world. Taking best-practices for threat mitigation from the industry’s finest CISOs and from police and military cyber command, Edwin’s responsibilities include sharing cyber defense tactics with media, government agencies and enterprise corporations, via keynotes, panel discussions & as the editor of the blog CyberTalk.org

      Edwin’s unconventional background in education allows him to clearly explain technical topics to a diverse audience. With over 20 years of cyber security experience, Edwin holds a unique understanding of the security risks and challenges that organizations must overcome. 

       

    • Dax Grant
      CIO, Global Operations
      HSBC

      Following her previous positions as Executive Director of Technology and Operations in a range of sectors. Dax is currently CIO, Global Operations, HSBC with an exciting worldwide remit in an established financial services organisation. Prior to joining HSBC Dax was the Director for Operations at Macmillan, accountable for the management of the function and key technology deployments within the core infrastructure.

      Recognised for her skills in operating and digitising functions and businesses, Dax has worked in a number of senior operational, technology and commercial positions within a variety of sectors and with financial services ranging from Fintech focused companies to established global banks. Having undertaken a number of customer facing positions, Dax led the Barclaycard Business Strategy function and subsequently led the operational digitisation at Barclaycard, bringing together the Issuing, Acquiring and International Acquiring Businesses.

      In the early years, Dax worked as Head of Personal Finance for Santander. Working as Director of Technology and Business Operations for Europe at Visa, Dax held accountability for bringing together operational and technology areas of the Visa Inc. acquisition. Dax graduated with a Bachelors of Economics from Cambridge University, continuing her professional accreditation as an Associate of the London Institute of Banking and Finance together with complimented with Executive Education completed at Cranfield and Harvard Business School. Passionate about equality, diversity and inclusion Dax adopts an open inclusive approach to enabling potential in people and driving societally impactful results.

    • Ron Guerrier
      Global Chief Information Officer
      HP Inc.

      Ron Guerrier serves as the Global Chief Information Officer for HP Inc. This role is responsible for further building out a world-class IT organization, to deliver and enable the highest levels of productivity for over 70,000 employees, contractors and partners around the globe. Responsible for developing and overseeing a comprehensive approach to digitization across HP Inc., while delivering an unrelenting focus on process automation and continuous process improvement while ensuring a positive end-user experience. 

      Guerrier has more than 25 years of experience managing technology in the both the public and private sector across various industries. Most recently, he served as the CIO and Secretary of Innovation & Technology for the State of Illinois, held the position of CIO at Express Scripts, the nation's largest pharmacy benefit manager, and functioned in the same role at Farmers Insurance Group from 2015 to 2018. Prior to that, Guerrier spent 19 years at Toyota North America, rising to vice president and chief information officer for the Financial Services division. 

      Guerrier earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and finance from the University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign, and a master’s degree in operations management and supervision from North Park University. In addition, he has earned a certificate in IT management from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, an executive certificate in developing organizational innovation from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Sloan School of Management, a certificate in innovation from the University of California, Berkeley; and a certificate in IT performance management from Boston University Questrom School of Business.  

      Guerrier serves as the Chairman Emeritus of the Board for Innovate @UCLA and is the Executive Adviser for STEM Advantage, a non-profit organization that opens doors for young women and underserved communities to pursue their dreams of a career in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Guerrier sits on the Board of Directors of SBP (SBPUSA.org), an organization which assists with the rebuilding of homes and restoring lives after natural disasters.   
      Throughout his career, Guerrier has earned numerous honors and awards, including the 2019 & 2020 Crane’s Top50 Award, 2019 & 2020 Top Technology Executive to Watch from HMG Strategy, Gartner’s 2018 CIO Breakaway Leader of the Year, 2018 CIO Digital Edge50 Award, LA Business Journal’s CIO Lifetime Achievement Award, 3x CIO100 Award recipient, 2020 Orbie Chicago CIO of the Year, 2020 StateScoop State Executive of the Year, and was included in the Black Enterprise Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America List in 2018. He has also written numerous articles for publications such as GovCIO, Entrepreneur, CIO Review, and Fortune Magazines. 

    • Art Hopkins
      Executive Director
      Russell Reynolds Associates

      Art Hopkins is an Executive Director in Russell Reynolds’ Information Officer Search Practice. In this capacity he advises clients within the Technology Sector, as well as conducting searches for executives across Russell Reynolds’ clientele. Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Art was with Macquarium, an experience design and strategy firm, most recently as CEO and earlier as President.  Prior to joining Macquarium, Art was the managing director and vice president of consulting for Blackwell Consulting Services, a Chicago-based IT Strategy Consultancy. He has held leadership roles at William James and Associates and began his career with the National Bank of Detroit, now Chase Bank. Art is a frequent speaker at CIO events and was featured in the premier issue of Black I.T. Professional Magazine in an article on “The New IT Professional”. He has co- authored pieces for CIO magazine’s Consultant Briefing on subjects including “CIO’s, Mentoring is a Way to Increase Your Success”, “Managing Your Identity Crisis”, and “Becoming the Business-Centric CIO”. Most recently he served as guest editor for the Cutter IT Journal’s June / July 2014 double issue on Empathy–Based System Design. Art is very active in the community and has a personal interest in matters related to education. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors for the Information Technology Senior Management Forum (ITSMF), and as the chair of the ITSMF Networking Committee, he has served on the Executive Committee for the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Georgia’s Commission for School Board Excellence, Junior Achievement of Georgia, and as the Board Chair of the W.E.B. DuBois Society. He has also served on the advisory boards for Vignette Software (acquired by OpenText in 2009) and Diversified Information Technologies (acquired by EDM Group in 2013) through their acquisitions. Having earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from the University of Maryland and a certificate in eBusiness Strategy from the University of Chicago, he has been recognized by Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry as one of Chicago's top technology innovators. 

    • Rohit Jain
      Senior Director, Finance Systems
      Upwork

      In addition to his role at Upwork, Rohit is a member of the Forbes Tech Council as well as the CIO for Harvard Business School Alumni Association. He has extensive experience in scaling, managing, and operating IT products for organizations at public and privately held Technology companies.

    • Anupam Khare
      SVP & CIO
      Oshkosh

      Mr. Khare is Oshkosh Corporation’s Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, a position to which he was appointed in April 2018. He has responsibility for all Digital technology efforts to support Oshkosh’s business growth and innovation efforts. In this role, he leads the company’s Intelligent enterprise agenda that includes data science and A.I. practice, digital manufacturing, Cybersecurity, and technology shared services to drive technology-enabled business transformation. Prior to joining Oshkosh, he served as the Executive Director - Digital Technology at United Technologies Corporation from 2015 to April 2018. Mr. Khare also served in positions of increasing responsibility at DuPont and Koch Industries in the U.S. and Asia. Mr. Khare holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology and earned his MBA from Indira Gandhi National University.

    • Ricardo Lafosse
      CISO
      The Kraft Heinz Company

    • Talvis Love
      SVP & CIO
      Baxter International

      Talvis Love is senior vice president and chief information officer.

      Love joined Baxter in 2020 from Cardinal Health's Pharmaceuticals Segment, where he was responsible for overall IT service delivery, including strategic planning, applications maintenance and support, and new project implementations. 

      Previously, Love held the positions of senior vice president, eCommerce, Governance Execution, Enterprise Architecture & Chief Information Security Officer of Cardinal Health. His career has also included several executive and management positions within TD Bank Group, Ford Motor Company, Oracle Corporation and Quaker Oats Company, a division of PepsiCo.

      He serves as executive sponsor of Early Career Professionals, a business resource group focused on helping early career professionals at Baxter achieve their professional development aspirations and maximize their contributions to Baxter’s business objectives. Love also serves as a member of Baxter's Global Inclusion Council.

      He currently serves as a director on the board of Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit and the Tricentis Growth Advisory Board. 

      Love earned degrees in Technology Management and Information Systems Management from the University of Maryland. He has a master's degree in business administration from Michigan State University and completed graduate studies at the University of Chicago.

    • Rick Merrick
      CIO
      President, SIM Chicago Chapter
      TCS Education System

    • Hunter Muller
      President & CEO
      HMG Strategy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • Ken Pickering
      VP of Engineering
      Starburst

      Ken Pickering is the VP of Engineering at Starburst, where he is privileged to work alongside some of the best product and engineering humans in the world. Prior to his role there, he held executive leadership roles at large scale consumer SaaS and enterprise security companies.

    • David Politis
      Founder and CEO
      BetterCloud

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

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

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

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

    • Trevor Schulze
      SVP & CIO
      RingCentral

      As RingCentral's Chief Information Officer, Trevor Schulze provides strategic leadership to the company's global IT team in delivering a comprehensive portfolio of cloud-first, leading-edge technology services and solutions.

      Prior to joining RingCentral in 2018, Schulze served as Global CIO of Micron Technology, where he oversaw an international team charged with delivering business capabilities that sped product time-to-market, improved customer engagement, optimized supply chain operations, and maximized manufacturing capital utilization in 18 countries worldwide.

      Previously, Schulze was Corporate Vice President IT, Enterprise Applications at Broadcom Corporation, where he was responsible for the strategic direction and management of all enterprise-wide IT systems supporting core business processes; and before that, he was Corporate Vice President IT at Advanced Micro Devices, where he oversaw the deployment of enterprise technology solutions that improved global operations and product development.

      Earlier in his professional career, Schulze spent nearly two decades at Cisco Systems, where he held a number of strategic roles driving global development and operational innovations that optimized the way the company designed, collaborated, and produced products. In addition, he managed the engineering efforts of six platforms across multiple business units, ultimately generating billions of dollars in revenue.

      Schulze holds a number of patents in the area of core networking, and the products he helped design have won more than 15 “best product” awards from leading industry organizations and publications. In 2017, he received a Forbes CIO Innovation award and a CIO Magazine CIO100 award.

    • Thierry Van Landegem
      Executive Director, IIoT Cohort, mHUB Accelerator Program
      mHUB

      Thierry Van Landegem, executive director, IIoT cohort, leads the inaugural cohort of the mHUB Accelerator Program and is responsible for tech sourcing and evaluation, as well as program execution.

      Thierry brings over 25 years of innovation leadership with a focus on creating sustainable business impact. He has extensive venture building and startup incubation experience in the telecom, IT, internet, mobility and manufacturing industries launching new corporate product lines, incubations, corporate ventures and startups.

      Van Landegem comes to mHUB after having served as chief incubation at global automotive solutions provider Metalsa’s MLAB, where he launched several incubations resulting in startups in the mobility and smart manufacturing space. Previously, he served as the COO and vice president of open innovation at Bell Labs where he successfully led the GreenTouch sustainability consortium rallying 50 organizations to dramatically improve energy efficiency in communication networks. Prior, he set up Alcatel’s venture organization in France spearheading new business creation in telecom’s adjacent markets. 

      Van Landegem comes with an MBA from the University of Louvain, and an MS Engineering degree from the University of Brussels, both in Belgium. He also obtained a certificate in AI from MIT and a ThinkWrong certificate (design thinking) from SolveNext.

    • Jon Walden
      CTO - Americas
      Blue Prism

      Jon Walden currently serves as the CTO – Americas for Blue Prism Software. Jon is a solutions-focused Executive with more than 30 years of success across a wide variety of industries. Leveraging extensive experience in technology he has been a valuable advisor for organizations seeking guidance in aligning the business with growth initiatives. With deep roots in diverse technologies, Jon Walden thrives on helping to solve challenging and complex business problems faced by organizations.

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     June 17, 2021 - 12:00 PM - 1:45 PM CT

     

    12:00 PM - 12:05 PM 
     
    Welcome and Introduction 
     
    Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy and Rick MerrickPresident, SIM Chicago Chapter and CIO, TCS Education System

    12:05 PM - 12:25 PM 
     

    EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Building Trust at the Executive Level

    Dax GrantCIO, Global Operations, HSBC

    Anupam KhareSVP & CIO, Oshkosh

    Ken PickeringVP of Engineering, Starburst

    Moderator: Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy

    As business technology executives know, building trusting relationships with the CEO, the Board and members of the executive team is paramount to succeeding at the leadership level and to expand one's sphere of influence. In this executive panel discussion, top-tier technology leaders will share their recommendations for building trusting relationship across various levels of the C-suite, as well as tips on how to recover trust when it has been lost.


    12:25 PM - 12:35 PM 

    EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: Accelerating Your Career Ascent While Acting as a Talent Magnet

    Renee ArringtonPresident and COO, Pearson Partners International, Inc. and Art Hopkins, Executive Director, Russell Reynolds Associates interviewed by Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy

    12:35 PM - 12:45 PM 

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

    David Politis, Founder and CEO, BetterCloud

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

    12:45 PM - 12:55 PM
     
    HMG STRATEGY NETWORK ACCELERATOR

     

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

    • Checkpoint: $400 Gift Card
    • RingCentral: Apple HomePod
    • Blue Prism: Bose Headphones
    • Starburst: $100 Amazon Gift Card
    • Upwork: reMarkable 2 next-generation paper tablet
    • GIgamon: Bose - TV Speaker - Bluetooth Soundbar
    Be sure to stop by all the sponsor booths to gain leaderboard points that will enter you to win a $150 Amazon gift card! Also connect one-on-one with partners in the HMG Marketplace, as well as with attendees and speakers in the social lounge!

    12:55 PM - 1:00 PM 

    HMG STRATEGY GLOBAL LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE AWARDS

    Ricardo LafosseCISO, The Kraft Heinz Company

     

    Past Winners Include:

    Wayne Bulmahn, CIO, Unite Here Health

    Ron Guerrier, CIO & Secretary of Innovation & Technology, State of Illinois

    Susan Malisch, VP & CIO, Loyola University Chicago

    Paul Martin, Former CIO, Baxter International

    Rusty Patel, SVP & CIO, Tenneco

    John Philips, President & CIO, Briggs Healthcare

    Sangy Vatsa, EVP & CIO, Comercia Bank


    1:00 PM - 1:10 PM 

    EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: Leading Through the Pandemic - and Into the Future

    Talvis LoveSVP & CIO, Baxter International

    The global health crisis forced organizational leaders to pivot and help create new ways to keep the business moving forward while demonstrating empathy and compassion to their team members. In this executive interview, Talvis Love, SVP & CIO at Baxter International Inc., shares the steps he took to help lead through the pandemic, how these actions helped to build trust at the executive level, along with the lessons learned that are enabling him to lead courageously into the future.


    1:10 PM - 1:20 PM

    EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: Change to Win in the Next Phase

    Trevor Schulze, SVP & CIO, RingCentral

    The role of the CIO has been on a steady rise for the past several years. As the way people work continues to change, the demands from today’s global, mobile, and distributed workforce are also rapidly evolving. We’re at a point in time where the CIO is now front and center to defining the digital culture of an organization with a mega-trend at play that I like to call, ‘Systems of Experience.’ During my talk, I will focus on the role of the CIO amidst this shifting tide and what it takes to create a digital culture to support the future of work.

    1:20 PM – 1:45 PM 

    EXECUTIVE PANEL:   Innovation Accelerator:  An Inside Look at Cool New Tech

    Ritesh AgrawalCEO/Founder, Airgap Networks

    Rohit Jain, Senior Director, Finance Systems, Upwork

    Thierry Van LandegemExecutive Director, IIoT Cohort, mHUB Accelerator Program, mHUB

    Jon Walden, CTO - Americas, Blue Prism

    Moderator: Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy

    As CIOs and technology executives look to help move the business forward, they're searching for emerging enterprise technologies that can be applied to drive innovation and help create unique services and customer experiences. In this new and unique session, CEOs and executives from hot new enterprise technology companies will field rapid-fire questions on the challenges their companies help address, how they are differentiated in the market and the value that their products and services are delivering to clients.


    1:45 PM - 1:55 PM

    EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: Addressing CISOs' #1 Security Concern

    Edwin DoyleCyber Security Strategist, Check Point Software Technologies Inc.

    The top security concern for CISOs today is users clicking on unknown links. Even when companies invest the time and resources into cyber awareness, user hygiene is still often left unaddressed. In this Executive Interview, Check Point Software Technologies' Keynote Speaker & Cyber Security Strategist Eddie Doyle shares effective approaches for improving user hygiene, the challenges faced by CISOs who report to the CEO, along with steps that CISOs and security leaders can take to address the global talent shortage.


    1:55 PM - 2:05 PM

    CLOSING EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: Nurturing a Diverse and Inclusive Tech Team

    Ron GuerrierGlobal CIO, HP Inc.

    In the face of a global talent shortage for professionals with technology skills, CIOs and technology executives are playing a more active role in promoting STEM education among today's youth. In this executive interview, Ron Guerrier, Global CIO at HP, Inc., shares his recommendations for promoting STEM opportunities to the next generation, opportunities to foster successful approaches to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion along with steps that can be taken to remove racism from technology and advice for winning the war for talent.

    Presenting Partners

    • BetterCloud

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

      https://www.bettercloud.com/
    • Check Point Software Technologies Inc.

      For the last three decades, Check Point Software has set the standard for Cyber Security. Across the ever evolving digital world, from enterprise networks through cloud transformations and securing remote employees to defending critical infrastructures, we protect organizations from the most imminent cyber threats.

      https://www.checkpoint.com/
    • RingCentral

      RingCentral, Inc. (NYSE: RNG) is a leading provider of business cloud communications and contact center solutions based on its powerful Message Video Phone™    (MVP™) platform. More flexible and cost-effective than legacy on-premises PBX and video conferencing systems that it replaces, RingCentral empowers modern mobile and distributed workforces to communicate, collaborate, and connect via any mode, any device, and any location. RingCentral offers three key products in its portfolio including RingCentral Office® , a Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) platform including team messaging, video meetings, and a cloud phone system, Glip ®  the company's free video meetings solution with team messaging that enables Smart Video Meetings™, and RingCentral cloud Contact Center   solutions. RingCentral’s open platform integrates with leading third-party business applications and enables customers to easily customize business workflows.

      https://www.ringcentral.com/

    Platinum Partners

    • Blue Prism

      Blue Prism is the global leader in intelligent automation for the enterprise, transforming the way work is done. At Blue Prism, we have users in over 170 countries in more than 1,800 businesses, including Fortune 500 and public sector organizations, that are creating value with new ways of working, unlocking efficiencies, and returning millions of hours of work back into their businesses. Our Digital Workforce is smart, secure, scalable and accessible to all; freeing up humans to re-imagine work.

      https://www.blueprism.com/
    • Starburst

      Starburst is on a mission to power analytics anywhere. Founded by the creators of open-source Trino, formerly known as PrestoSQL, Starburst unlocks the value of data by making it fast and easy to access anywhere. Starburst is the only commercial open source company that queries data across any database, making it instantly actionable for organizations. With Starburst, teams can lower the total cost of their infrastructure and analytics investments, prevent vendor lock-in, and use the tools that work best for their business. Organizations like Zalando, Slack, Grubhub, Comcast, and FINRA rely on Starburst to execute fast queries across their data lake and even federate queries across different sources.

      https://www.starburst.io/
    • Upwork

      Upwork’s work marketplace is where companies can find independent talent to grow their businesses, and independent talent can find work to grow their careers. We designed it to help clients and talent build strong working relationships so over time, companies can scale on demand with a trusted talent bench and talent can secure fulfilling, consistent work.

      https://www.upwork.com/

    Supporting Partners

    • Gigamon

      Gigamon helps the world’s leading organizations run fast, stay secure and innovate. We provide the industry’s first elastic visibility and analytics fabric, which closes the cloud visibility gap by enabling cloud tools to see the network and network tools to see the cloud. With visibility across their entire hybrid cloud network, organizations can improve customer experience, eliminate security blind spots, and reduce cost and complexity. Gigamon can help you run fast, stay secure and innovate.

      https://www.gigamon.com/

    Marketplace Partners

    • Darktrace

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

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

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

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

      We are a digitally native company that helps organizations reinvent themselves to create a way forward and unleash their potential. We are the place where innovation, design and engineering meet scale. • We have more than 20,000 employees and we are present in 18 countries working for companies like Google, Rockwell Automation, Electronic Arts and Santander, among others. • We were named a Worldwide Leader in CX Improvement Services by IDC MarketScape report. • We were also featured as a business case study at Harvard, MIT, and Stanford. • We are a member of the Cybersecurity Tech Accord.

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

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

      https://www.sonatype.com/
    • Horizon3.ai

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

    • Illumio

      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
    • Auth0

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

      https://auth0.com
    • RingCentral

      RingCentral, Inc. (NYSE: RNG) is a leading provider of business cloud communications and contact center solutions based on its powerful Message Video Phone™    (MVP™) platform. More flexible and cost-effective than legacy on-premises PBX and video conferencing systems that it replaces, RingCentral empowers modern mobile and distributed workforces to communicate, collaborate, and connect via any mode, any device, and any location. RingCentral offers three key products in its portfolio including RingCentral Office® , a Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) platform including team messaging, video meetings, and a cloud phone system, Glip ®  the company's free video meetings solution with team messaging that enables Smart Video Meetings™, and RingCentral cloud Contact Center   solutions. RingCentral’s open platform integrates with leading third-party business applications and enables customers to easily customize business workflows.

      https://www.ringcentral.com/
    • SafeGuard Cyber

      SafeGuard Cyber protects the human connections businesses need to thrive in a digital world. Our award-winning platform utilizes a unique mix of direct API integration, Natural Language Understanding, advanced policy engines, and deep relationships with cloud-based digital platforms to give you unmatched, real-time monitoring and mitigation on over 50 cloud communication channels. With SafeGuard installed your team can use whatever tools they wish to do what they do best: create value and drive growth.

      https://www.safeguardcyber.com/
    • Zscaler

      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/
    • Skybox

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

      https://www.skyboxsecurity.com/
    • Akamai

      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

    Strategic Partners

    • Egon Zehnder

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

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

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

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

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

      https://www.kornferry.com
    • Spencer Stuart

      Founded in 1956 and privately owned, Spencer Stuart is one of the world's leading executive search consulting firms. We are the advisor of choice among top companies seeking guidance and counsel on senior leadership needs. We have unrivalled access to leading executives around the world. Our clients range across industries, from the world's largest companies to medium-sized businesses and entrepreneurial start-ups. We operate out of 51 offices in 27 countries. Last year we conducted more than 4,000 assignments around the world. Our team of more than 300 consultants possesses a unique blend of professional search experience and industry expertise. Consultants are organized in practices and work in teams, often across international boundaries that maximize sector specialization and knowledge-sharing. These client service teams are supported by first-rate associates and researchers, and backed by state-of-the-art technology. We place quality at the center of everything we do and solicit candid feedback at every opportunity in order to continually improve our service to clients. We channel our knowledge and expertise into a wide range of publications for the benefit of existing and prospective clients.

      https://www.spencerstuart.com

    Alliance Partners

    • Amplify Partners

      Amplify Partners, an early-stage venture capital firm committed to redefining IT infrastructure, invests in technical entrepreneurs pursuing the multi-hundred-billion dollar Infrastructure 2.0 disruption. Amplify helps talented founders build valuable businesses by investing the right amount of early-stage capital and providing active company-building assistance. Amplify offers the unique combination of deep domain expertise, early-stage focus and a network of Venture AmplifiersTM to improve outcomes for infrastructure entrepreneurs.

      http://www.amplifypartners.com
    • Glynn Capital

      Glynn Capital is focused on investments in leading private and public technology growth companies. We seek to be long-term investors in a limited number of excellent companies with world-class management teams, sustainable business models, and long-term growth potential.

      http://www.glynncapital.com/
    • Greylock Partners

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

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

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

      http://lsvp.com
    • Sequoia Capital

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

      https://www.sequoiacap.com

    Association Partners

    • SIM Chicago

      The Society for Information Management (SIM) is the premier network for IT leaders, comprised of over 3600 members, including CIOs, prominent academicians, consultants, other senior-level IT leaders, and vendors. SIM is a community of thought leaders who share experiences and rich intellectual capital that is applied for the future direction of IT. The Chicago SIM Chapter is one of the largest chapters in the association with more than 200 members. Chicago SIM provides a unique opportunity to interact with thought leaders throughout the technology field and to join peers in giving back to the industry and community. Chicago SIM serves the Northern Illinois area.

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

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

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

    - OR - 

    • Full time academicians

    If you meet the criteria above, there is no fee to attend.

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

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

    Special Needs - We fully support the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you require special assistance of any kind, please call us at (203) 221-2702 or email us at registrar@hmgstrategy.com.



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