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2021 HMG Live! Houston CIO Executive Leadership Summit - IN-PERSON

Hilton Americas - Houston, Houston, TX

Courageous Leadership and Fearless Reinvention: Focusing a Fresh Lens on the Future of the Organization

 

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

 

“Trust changes everything for you as a leader, for your IT team and for your relationships.”

- Stephen M.R. Covey

 

     

“If I were to choose one group to collaborate with, one conference that I could go to in a year, it would be an HMG Strategy Executive Leadership Summit. The content is rich, the insights are useful, and the connections are amazing.” 

- Cynthia Stoddard, SVP & CIO, Adobe

 

 


  • Jesse Carrillo
    SVP & CIO
    Hines

    Jesse Carrillo is responsible for directing all corporate technology, strategy and standards for Hines worldwide. Jesse joined Hines in 1994 as a consultant to assist in the implementation of the firm's accounting and property management software. After being made a full-time employee in 1995, he was promoted to Director of Application Development in 2001, where he held the lead role in the implementation of Hines¹ ERP system. He took over the responsibility for Hines IT as CTO in 2007 and later promoted to CIO in 2009. Mr. Carrillo completed undergraduate studies at Trinity University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, and received his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio.

    Mr. Carrillo is a member of the National Society of Hispanic MBA’s (NSHMBA), CIO Executive Council, Greater Houston Partnership’s Cybersecurity Task Force, Houston Society of Information Management (SIM) and serves on the Realcomm International Advisory Council after having served as co-chair in 2010. He was a featured writer for the book, Building a Green IT Team, part of the Inside the Minds series from Aspatore Publishers. He is also a strong supporter of promoting Youth In IT through his involvement with the Genesys Works (http://www.genesysworks.org) and Citizen Schools (http://www.citizenschools.org) programs.

  • Mike Coogan
    Senior Director, Cybersecurity
    Waste Management

    Mike Coogan is the Director of Information Security for Waste Management Inc., North America's leading provider of integrated environmental solutions.  Mike joined Waste Management in 2012, bringing over 20 years of broad experience to drive all aspects of the information security program at WM.  In this role, he has international responsibility for security strategy, architecture, policy and standards, awareness, GRC, compliance and all of the underlying IT systems such as identity management, information protection, and threat management. 

    Mike has earned a Master's of Science degree from the University of California at Irvine, and an MBA from the University of Illinois at Chicago.  He is certified as a CISSP and a CISM.

  • George Crawford
    CIO/CISO/Partner
    Catapult Energy Services Group LLC

    Winner of the 2020 Houston CIO of the Year® ORBIE® Award, George Crawford is responsible for directing all technology, innovation & transformation, strategy, merger/acquisition integration, and cyber security for Catapult Energy Services portfolio companies. He joined Catapult in 2013 as Partner and CIO/CISO helping create the shared services platform company that was the foundation for the five OFS companies he helped start. Mr. Crawford was interim President and COO for Roywell LLC from 2018 – 2020, a Catapult acquisition. He has been consulting with and helping Private Equity groups create shared services foundation companies for over 20 years.  

     

    Mr. Crawford grew up in Houston and completed undergraduate studies at University of Houston where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems with honors. He has served on many boards and advisory councils and currently serves as BOD President Emeritus for Houston Chapter of Society of Information Management (SIM), VP for ISACA Houston Chapter, Board Member for Hint Global Investments, member of LSC-UP’s President’s Community Advisory Council and on advisory boards for HBU, U of H, Lone Star College, Genesys Works, Cyber Houston and the NSF. As a member of the Greater Houston Cybersecurity Council, he works with C-Suites and BODs to help their companies and organizations ensure cyber preparedness.

     

    He believes that we all have the ability to help others change their stars and is a strong supporter of our youth’s STEM based education, serves as a mentor for multiple education groups and agencies, and as a Co-Chair of SIM’s Golf Charity event and Outreach committees. George is an active speaker and panelist, and has been recognized for his achievements by being named 2016 and 2019 Leader of the Year by Society for Information Management.

     

  • Jeff Fleece
    Chief Technology Officer, Digital Technology
    Baker Hughes

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

  • Stephanie Franklin-Thomas
    VP, Chief Information Security Officer
    ABM

    Stephanie Franklin-Thomas is a senior information technology executive with over 24 years of experience assisting public and privately held companies in a variety of industries transform and protect their businesses worldwide. Stephanie’s career reflects a demonstrated track record in leading successful large-scale technology focused transformation initiatives, optimizing technology enablement to support business initiatives in complex, global business environments, and executing M&A transactions across the deal lifecycle in domestic and global markets. She also brings deep corporate governance experience through her work with corporate boards, including audit, risk and compliance committees and is qualified to serve on audit committees as a regulatory compliance expert.

     

    Currently Stephanie is the Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer of ABM Industries, a leading provider of facilities solutions with revenues of over $6B and over 130,000 employees in 300+ offices deployed throughout the United States and various international locations. As ABM’s first CISO Stephanie is credited with driving security strategy and transformation with a specific emphasis on the development of a risk based fit-for-purpose program. 

    Prior to joining ABM, Stephanie has held various executive level positions at multibillion dollar firms.  She is the former Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer of Motiva Enterprises, a Downstream oil and gas company that is the fully owned affiliate of Saudi Aramco with over $33B in sales revenue and the former IT Controller, Digital Technology at BakerHughes, a GE company, Oilfield services company with $12B annual revenue where she was responsible for all aspects of the IT Controllership/Governance function.  Within these roles she led several enterprise-wide transformation initiatives focused on strengthening the organizational security posture to adapt to changing cybersecurity threats.  She was a key member of internal management committees including Cybersecurity, Enterprise Risk Management, and Information Technology and is a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) champion holding positions board seats on the Corporate Women’s council and diversity network to elevate diversity and women’s issues and foster an inclusive work environment during her tenure at both organizations.

    Stephanie spent the bulk of her career in advisory consulting at Pricewaterhouse and EY, where she spent over 10 years with increasing responsibility. She provided professional services to public and privately held companies on regulatory compliance, business transformation, cybersecurity incident and response preparation, and merger and acquisition IT integration.

     

    She is a member of the St. Luke’s Hospital board of directors, and previously Stephanie served as the former vice chair of the of the Cybersecurity Committee of the Operational Planning, Control & Automation Technologies (OPCAT) division of the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers board. the NAACP's Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) board of directors where she chaired the Finance and Accounting Committee.  Due to the fluidity of the technology space Stephanie is also affiliated with numerous professional and industry associations.

     

    Stephanie attended University of Texas at Austin and received both her bachelors and Master of Business Administration degrees in Management/Finance from Our Lady of Lake University.  Additionally, she received her doctoral degree from the University of Northcentral Arizona in Organizational Development and Leadership. She is a published author, and frequent speaker on Cybersecurity and D&I topics, a Certified Information Systems Auditor, and a lifetime member of the National Black MBA Association.  

  • Scott Glenn
    Partner
    BearingPoint

    Scott Glenn leads BearingPoint’s US CIO Advisory practice.  Scott has been in management consulting for over 17 years, and previously held industry leadership roles at companies such as General Motors.

    Scott and his team focus on helping CIOs prepare for digital transformation through evaluating and improving people, process and technology”

  • Keith Landau
    Managing Director Information Technology Services
    Deloitte

    Keith Landau is a Managing Director in Information Technology Services at Deloitte.  As a Chief Technology Director he leads the Relationship Management Group supporting the FSS in the US MF.   

    Prior to joining Deloitte, Keith held senior IT roles with a number of organizations including Waste Management, Monster Worldwide, and Ernst & Young LLP.  Keith has led large, distributed global teams and is passionate about team building, mentoring and leadership. 

    As a community leader, Keith contributes actively to the Boy Scouts of America.  He is the Scoutmaster of Troop 89 and is a founder and assistant scoutmaster of the first Scouts BSA Troop for girls in his town, The Woodlands, TX.  He also holds district level roles and leads events at the Houston Council level. Keith volunteers his free time mentoring youth in leadership and life skills using the outdoors as the classroom.

  • Hunter Muller
    President and CEO
    HMG Strategy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Tom Peck
    EVP, Chief Information and Digital Officer
    Sysco

  • Dr. Kenneth Russell
    Chief Innovation Officer
    Curran Biotech

    Dr. Ken Russell is a respected technology leader/coach and innovation amplifier. A technology pioneer, he developed early Intranet systems for large banks which led to his participation in developing one of the first successful Internet-based training platforms. He was a valued voice and key influencer in the development of the North Carolina Research Campus (which focuses on Human Health, Agriculture, and Nutrition), leading the technology (as CIO) for the renowned Murdock Research Institute (DHMRI). Dr. Russell is also a Research Professor in Physics in the University of Houston’s Department of Mathematics and Physics.

    • Over 25 years’ experience developing and implementing comprehensive organizational change, transformational cultures, bespoke programs, and innovation initiatives in a variety of industries including energy, banking/financial, higher education, and technology. 
    • 2016-2019 - Served as CIO and VP of Digital Transformation at Pfeiffer University.  
    • Prior to that role, he served as a Director and Strategist at Cisco, CIO for the Murdock Research Institute (DHMRI) and spent several years in the Office of the CIO at Duke Energy. He was also SVP and head of Enterprise Architecture for Bank of America.
    • Mentor/coach for incumbent executives (preparing them for next generation processes and workplace challenges including policy/process development, validation of technology vision/direction, road-mapping, and Enterprise Architecture). Executive Leadership, organization tuning, management, budget oversight, staff optimization, SAP tuning, CPaaS, cost optimization.
    • Author of Social Knowledge: Organizational Currencies in the New Knowledge Economy (2014)

  • Allan Sommer
    Vice President
    Capgemini

  • Clif Triplett
    Executive Director
    KEARNEY

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

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

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

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

  • Allen Wuescher
    Vice President & CIO
    Toshiba

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

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October 14, 2021 - 7:00 - 1:00 PM CT

 

 

7:00 – 8:00 AM            

Registration and Breakfast


8:00 – 8:20 AM             

Welcome and Introduction

Hunter Muller, President & CIO, HMG Strategy

Jesse Carrillo, SVP & CIO, Hines

Mark Taylor, President, SIM National


8:20 – 8:40 AM              

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: Tom Peck, EVP, Chief Information and Digital Officer: Reimagining Sysco’s Digital Go-to-Market Strategy

As America’s largest wholesale food distributor, Sysco (Ranked 60th on the Fortune 500 list) is completely overhauling its digital Go-to-Market Strategy. In this compelling fireside chat with HMG Strategy President and CEO Hunter Muller, Tom Peck, Chief Information and Digital Officer at Sysco, will share how he is working directly with the CEO, Sysco’s senior leadership team and its Board to reimagine the company’s  customer experience by applying a truly innovative digital mindset – all while maintaining a safe and secure enterprise. 

Tom, a recipient of the HMG Transformational CIO Award who is also an HMG Strategy 2021 Global Leadership Institute Award winner, will also share his leadership style in fostering Diversity, Equity & Inclusion across Sysco’s global enterprise. You’ll also discover how Tom is uniquely qualified to drive a multi- pronged strategy around customer personalization, e-Commerce, best-in-class merchandising, a comprehensive omnichannel experience, and digital sales enablement.


8:40 – 9:20 AM             

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Courageous Leadership and Valiant Reinvention – Shining a Beacon on the Future of Business and the Workplace

It’s often said that the skills and traits that helped executives get them to where they are won’t get you to where you’re going. But that’s not entirely true. The authentic and compassionate leadership that top-tier technology executives have demonstrated since March 2020 will continue to serve them well in leading their teams going forward. Still, a fresh mindset will be needed to work with the CEO and the executive team to innovate and reimagine the business and design the future workplace in today’s fast-changing geo-economic environment. Also critical to innovation is the role that business technology executives must play in fostering a connected culture that values Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI).

This executive panel of world-class technology executives will discuss the bold leadership moves that enabled their companies to succeed in extremely difficult times, advance DEI initiatives along with the steps they’re taking to shine a light toward a brighter future.

 

Moderator: Keith Landau, Managing Director, Information Technology Services, Deloitte

Mike Coogan, Senior Director, Cybersecurity, Waste Management

Jeff Fleece, CTO, Baker Hughes

Scott Glenn, Partner, BearingPoint


9:20 – 9:45 AM             

Coffee Break, Networking, Meet our Partners!


9:45 – 9:55 AM             

SPECIAL SESSION: The New Leadership Paradigm: Why Tech Executives Must Shift from a ‘Command-and-Control’ Model to ‘Inspire and Trust’ to Win the Global War for Talent and in the Marketplace

The world has changed dramatically since March 2020 and so, too, have organizational cultures. The shift to a work-from-home environment has empowered employees who want to dictate how, when and where they work. Moreover, in a flat screen meeting environment where all participants are viewed as equals, employees don’t want to follow orders – they want to be part of the brain-trust that helps to solve critical business and customer challenges and to influence the strategic trajectory of the company.

In this compelling Executive Interview with HMG Strategy President and CEO Hunter Muller, Stephen M.R. Covey, best-selling author of The Speed of Trust and his forthcoming book Inspire and Trust, shares why a ‘Command-and-Control’ leadership style no longer works and how an ‘Inspire and Trust’ leadership approach can encourage employees to be more collaborative and creative and to maximize their potential. Covey, who is the Co-Founder of CoveyLink and the FranklinCovey Global Speed of Trust practice, also frames “the two epic imperatives of our time” to help guide leaders on creating a thriving culture that can help attract, grow, retain, engage and inspire the best people in the global war for talent and to successfully collaborate and innovate in order for companies to win in the marketplace.

 


9:55 - 10:05 AM

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: Joe Carroll, General Manager of Information Technology and Security: Tapping Technology for Maximum Business Value at CITGO Petroleum

As the senior IT executive at CITGO Petroleum, Joe Carroll is focused on leveraging technology investments that can support business outcomes and the goals of the company. In this Executive Interview with HMG Strategy President and CEO Hunter Muller, Joe will provide insights into how technology investments at CITGO Petroleum are impacting operations and delivering business value for the company. Joe will also share how the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack has impacted the downstream oil and gas industry as well as the messaging that he uses when discussing cybersecurity with CITGO’s CEO and Board.


10:05 – 10:45 AM           

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Crafting Winning IT Strategies via Cutting-Edge Technologies and World-Class Partnerships

As CIOs and technology executives look for fresh ways to move the business forward, they're searching for emerging enterprise technologies that can help spur innovation and create new revenue-generating services and customer experiences. In this timely session, leading technology executives will share use cases for advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, data analytics and the Internet of Things that can make a meaningful impact on the business and safeguard the enterprise when they are powered by partnerships that can enable competitive differentiation and speed to market.

Moderator: Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy

Jesse Carrillo, SVP & CIO, Hines

Dr. Ken Russell, Chief Innovation Officer, Curran Biotech

Allen Wuescher, Vice President & CIO, Toshiba


10:45 – 11:10 AM         

Coffee Break, Networking, Meet our Partners


11:10 – 11:20 AM           

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: Frictionless Security - Enhancing Security Without Negative Impacts on Customer Service

 Clif Triplett, Executive Director, KEARNEY


11:20 – 12:00 PM           

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Safeguarding the Enterprise Against Escalating Global Cyber Threats

 

Ransomware attacks are up a whopping 500% in 2021. Meanwhile, the nature of recent attacks continue to become more widespread as these threats are impacting infrastructure, supply chains and other operations that can impact multiple organizations at once. As these and other types of threats continue to evolve and become more dangerous and complex, it’s clear that CISOs and security leaders need to reimagine their cybersecurity strategies to better safeguard the organization now and into the future.

In this executive panel, CISOs and security leaders will share their recommendations for working with the CEO and the Board on looming cyber threats, including how best to communicate these risks and articulate where funding is needed most. These executives will also share the new skillsets that are needed to protect the enterprise as the threat environment continues to evolve.

 

Moderator: Allan Sommer, Vice President, Capgemini

Clif Triplett, Executive Director, KEARNEY 

George Crawford, CIO/CISO/Partner, Catapult Energy Services

Stephanie Franklin-Thomas, VP & CISO, ABM


12:00 – 12:50 PM            

Networking Lunch and Presentation of the HMG Strategy Global Leadership Institute Awards

HMG STRATEGY GLOBAL LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE AWARDS

Jeff Fleece, CTO, Baker Hughes

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

Allen Wuescher, Vice President & CIO, Toshiba

 

Past winners include:

Puneet Bhasin, EVP & Global Chief Information & Digital Officer

Jesse Carillo, SVP & CIO, Hines

Jennifer Hartsock, VP & CIO, Baker Hughes

Bhushan Ivaturi, SVP & CIO, Enbridge

Gene Janiszewski, CEO, Paradigm Group

Hunter Jones, VP & GM, Cameron

Paul Kreuger, VP, JB Poindexter

Rashmi Kumar, SVP & CIO, HPE

Venu Madduri, CIO, Mears Group

Antonio Marin, VP IT, Star Furniture

Allan Sommer, VP, Capgemini

 

Platinum Partners

  • BearingPoint

    BearingPoint is an independent management and technology consultancy with European roots and a global reach. The company operates in three business units: The first unit covers the advisory business with a clear focus on five key areas to drive growth across all regions. The second unit provides IP-driven managed services beyond SaaS and offers business-critical services to its clients, supporting their business success. The third unit provides the software for successful digital transformation. It is also designed to explore innovative business models with clients and partners by driving the financing and development of start-ups and leveraging ecosystems. BearingPoint’s clients include many of the world’s leading companies and government organizations. In addition, the firm has a global consulting network with more than 10,000 people and supports clients in over 70 countries, engaging with them to achieve measurable and sustainable success.

    www.bearingpoint.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/
  • PagerDuty

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

    https://www.pagerduty.com/
  • 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.

  • Ivanti

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

    https://www.ivanti.com/
  • Auth0

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

    https://auth0.com
  • SafeGuard Cyber

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

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

Strategic Partners

  • Egon Zehnder

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    http://www.russellreynolds.com
  • Spencer Stuart

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

    https://www.spencerstuart.com

Alliance Partners

  • Amplify Partners

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

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

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

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

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

    http://lsvp.com
  • Menlo Ventures

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

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

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

    https://www.sequoiacap.com

Association Partners

  • SIM Houston

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

  • Genesys Works

    Genesys Works provides pathways to career success for emerging young professionals from historically excluded communities starting their senior year in high school through skills training, meaningful work experiences, and impactful relationships. The program consists of 8 weeks of technical and professional skills training, paid year-long internships with major companies, college and career coaching, and alumni support to and through acquiring professional credentials and/or college. Genesys Works’ goal is to build career opportunity and economic equity in every community so that all people, regardless of their race, gender, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status, have equitable access to career opportunities leading to sustained economic mobility. Since its founding in 2002, Genesys Works has grown to serve thousands of students annually in Houston, Chicago, Minneapolis/St. Paul, the San Francisco Bay Area, Washington’s National Capital Region and New York City, and is looking to rapidly expand into 100 cities in the next ten years. To learn more, visit genesysworks.org.

    www.genesysworks.org

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

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

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