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2021 HMG Live! U.K. CIO Executive Leadership Summit (15:00 - 17:30 GMT) - DIGITAL

Courageous Leadership and Fearless Reinvention: Shaping the Future of Work

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.

The 2021 HMG Live! U.K. CIO Executive Leadership Summit is held in partnership with the UK IT Leaders Association. 

UK Innovative Tech Leaders is a community of Senior IT Leaders from across the UK created and governed by IT Leaders for peers only and is not open to vendors, service providers or sales people. There are also three regional groups, Northern, Midlands and Southern IT Leaders.  Learn more here: https://www.ukitl.co.uk/

 



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  • Rob Alexander
    Former CPO
    JLL EMEA

    Rob has held a number of senior procurement roles across several market sectors.  Most recently he was the Chief Procurement Officer at JLL with responsibility for JLL internal and client spend across the 65 countries within the EMEA region.  As part of that role, he delivered a transformation of the function, and had Global leadership for Indirect spend and the creation and implementation of the Global Sustainability agenda 

    Prior to JLL, Rob has held senior supply chain roles in global businesses including Procter and Gamble, Carillion, Uniq.  He has also several years consulting experience at Accenture, PwC and at Occumen where he was a founding Partner.  The breadth of these companies has allowed him to work across many market sectors including; FMCG, Electronics and High Tech, Food, Construction, Support Services, Financial Services to name a few.

    Rob is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPs), and an Ambassador for the Sustainable Procurement Pledge.

  • Sabah Carter
    Chief Data, Intelligence and Technology Officer (CDITO)
    Financial Services Compensation Scheme

  • Paul Coby
    CIO
    Johnson Matthey

    Paul Coby has been CIO at three FTSE 100 or equivalent Companies – British Airways from 2001 to 2011, John Lewis from 2011 to 2018 and now the global science, speciality chemicals and noble metals company Johnson Matthey. He has lead with the business the digital transformation developing the online functions and applying advanced analytics and robotics. Paul is currently a Non-Executive Director at Clydesdale & Yorkshire Bank which acquired Virgin Money last year creating the UK’s 6th largest retail bank. He was also Chair of the Board of SITA the airline services and networks group for 11 years and was an NED on the Boards of P&O Ferries and Pets at Home when it IPO’d. He specialises in IT, Cyber Security and Digital issues in his board roles. Paul published a book ‘50 Things I wish I had known before becoming a CIO’ in 2010. He is based in London and Norfolk, and he and his wife have three grown-up children. In his spare time he writes Roman military history and enjoys world music and the WOMAD Festival.

  • Allan Cockriel
    VP and CIO Global Functions and IRM Global Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)
    Shell

    Mr. Cockriel is an accomplished and award-winning CIO with extensive global experience in oil & gas, power generation, corporate audit / governance, Digital, and financial services.  His expertise is in leading global business transformation programs, driving Digital ambitions through to business outcomes, and building high performing and diverse teams. 

    Mr. Cockriel is currently the Group Chief Information Officers (CIO) for Petrofac; a FTSE-listed company.  He is responsible for the global IT functional supporting 13,000+ employees across 30 counties, IT/OT cyber transformation across a diverse operating estate, and leading the digital transformation agenda. Prior to his role at Petrofac, Mr. Cockriel spend 14 years General Electric (GE); most recently as an Executive CIO in the GE Power Service business in Switzerland.  He started his career as a graduate of several accelerated leadership development programs at GE, and he has spent time in both finance and operational leadership roles across multiple GE businesses.   He is passionate about developing diverse IT leaders to help bridge the ‘millennial gap’, and making ‘Digital Real’.  

    Mr Cockriel is originally from Minnesota, and graduated from the University of Minnesota: Carlson School of Management with degrees in Management Information Systems (MIS), Corporate Finance, and Enterprise Risk Management.

  • Sander Kristel
    COO
    UCAS Media

    Sander Kristel started as UCAS’ Chief Operations Officer during the pandemic after joining UCAS Media in February 2018. He has a diverse background in banking, the hospitality industry, and in one of the largest education providers in his native The Netherlands. Sander and his teams are responsible for running UCAS’ (the independent charity which connects people to higher education) services to 700,000 applicants from all over the world each year. His teams include data and publications, technology, customer success and admissions services.

    Previously Sander has worked for the internet provider Freeserve, before moving into the public sector. Prior to starting in UCAS Media, he was the Director of Adult Services at Worcestershire County Council, where he led 1,500 staff, and managed a budget of £184m. Sander’s previous roles have included digital, technology, transformation, and commercial.

  • Kosta Kustas
    Senior Sales Engineer
    Sophos

    With 15 years of experience in a variety of technical IT roles, and with a passion for anything tech-related, Kosta joined Sophos 2 years ago with the view to help organizations (big or small) face the ever evolving security threats that continue to disrupt the digital world.

  • Samantha Liscio
    Chief Technology Information Officer
    Canada’s CIO of the Year 2020, Public Sector
    NIHR Clinical Research Network

    Samantha has recently returned to the UK from Canada. She was recognized last year as Canada’s CIO of the Year in the Public Sector category, for the work she and her teams have done to lead digital transformation. Samantha leverages technology to streamline processes and modernize business models, while driving digital service excellence and directing innovation.

    She has more than 25 years of experience in IT leadership roles in government and the private sector. Samantha has served on the Ryerson University IT Business Management Program Advisory Council, the CIO Association Toronto Chapter Board of Directors and the Toronto CIO Governing Body. She is a past board chair for Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention and a past board member of the Institute for Citizen-Centred Services. Samantha holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) and a PhD from Queen's University in Belfast.

  • Quintin McGrath
    Senior Managing Director, Technology Management & Enablement, Global Technology Services
    Deloitte

    Quintin McGrath is a passionate leader, a global team builder, and an energetic champion for change. He joined Deloitte 20+ years ago as the first South Africa CIO. In 2001, he moved with Deloitte to the US as a key member of the Global CIO’s leadership team. He continues to serve on Deloitte’s Global Technology Executive team.

    Over his career, Quintin has led various global technology programs and provided leadership through many critical technology transformations. He spent 8 years leading the Global Application Development team. In 2015, he initiated the transition of Deloitte to becoming a shared services-based organization and now leads a global group that covers a range of IT disciplines to provide frameworks, tools, and capabilities to enable a more agile and responsive global IT team. This includes the global Enterprise Architecture, Innovation, Quality and Certifications, Services Standards and Catalog, Project Management Office, and Change Management pillars.

    Quintin is an Electronic Engineer by profession, holding an MS Degree in Engineering from the University of Cape Town. He also has a Business Leadership MBA from the University of South Africa and a MA from Wheaton College in Chicago. As a proponent of life-long learning, he is currently pursuing a Doctor of Business Administration from the University of South Florida with a focus on ethics and AI.

    Along with his determination for personal growth, he is dedicated to developing the people around him, and especially the next generation of millennial leaders. He enjoys photography, spending time with his family, especially his three grandchildren who affectionately call him GQ (for Grandad Quintin), and is an environmental sustainability enthusiast. Quintin currently resides in Chicago, IL with his wife Megan.

  • Darren Miles
    CIO
    Centrica

    Darren Miles is Centrica’s Chief Information Officer, leading an international team at a time of immense change within the organisation. Darren’s mantra is ‘keeping it simple’, which he attributes to his early career as an engineer. He encourages the team to deliver seamless experiences for our colleagues and customers using the latest technology and data. Constantly looking at ways that technology can make things simpler for our customers, whether they use our app, website, or speak to our colleagues on the phone

    Darren has a passion in creating a culture that anyone in the team can succeed, where all colleagues feel valued. Recently achieving the Real IT Awards for practicing inclusive excellence in the workplace awards as well as employer of the year award. This is not only recognised externally; it is also reflected in Darren’s employee experience surveys 73% stating, that feel they can bring their whole self to work without being judged.

    Darren says, “as we work in a simpler way across Centrica, reducing bureaucracy wherever we can, we can do much more. I am working with my team to create an open, inclusive culture. Ultimately, as CIO, I want to use technology to make our customers lives simpler and more sustainable”

    Darren lives in Hampshire with his wife Issy, four children, dogs, living in hope of seeing Reading Town football team succeeding. 

  • Heena Mistry
    Chief Digital Officer
    United Utilities

    Heena’s journey has gained her experience with implementing change in diverse and complex environments in over 40 countries giving her a wealth of experience with many different cultures spanning the Defence, Services, Aerospace and Steel Industries. A dynamic Senior IT Executive and IT Transformation specialist with over 19 years experience in successfully implementing complex IT strategies and IT transformation programmes within global organisations such as Rolls Royce, G4S, Harsco Environmental and Babcock international.

  • 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.

  • Sean Sadler
    SVP
    MarketCast

    Sean is currently the Senior IT Leader at AmerisourceBergen-MWI Animal Health, where he provides overall technical vision and develops innovative strategies, as to how technology will be used in the company and leads the Software Engineering, IT and Security teams.

    Sean has worked within both the private and public sectors, including Telecoms, Higher Education, the NHS and now Pharmaceuticals, where he has performed as a visionary leader building high performing teams and built business-enhancing systems and services. Sean believes in establishing teams with core values of hard work, respect, and trust while encouraging them to see the bigger strategic picture and driving reality and fact over perception and opinion. Sean is noted for his love of developing, mentoring and coaching underperforming teams, to help them realise their full potential.

    Sean has often demonstrated his value by sharing his expertise, e.g. program managing a major contract implementation to enable the business to increase market share by 10%, and seamlessly moving an organisation to remote working during Covid. He has also propelled companies to the next level by successfully planning and implementing customer and end-user focused business-enhancing platforms and solutions to underpin the organisations’ objectives.

    Sean is an award winning and experienced Senior IT Leader, Advisor, Mentor and Trustee for both corporate and charitable organisations. He has been professionally recognised by becoming a Chartered IT Professional of the British Computer Society and Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists.  

  • Harish Sekar
    Senior Technical Evangelist
    ManageEngine

    Harish Sekar is a senior technical evangelist at ManageEngine, a division of Zoho Corp. He is regularly seen presenting at international conferences and seminars on how to leverage technology better. He specializes in guiding IT administrators & security professionals across the globe to better administer their hybrid Active Directory and ways to strengthen their organizations' security.

  • Bobby Singh
    CISO and Global Head of Infrastructure
    TMX Group

    Bobby Singh, CISO and Global Head of Infrastructure, is responsible for delivering secure and highly available common technology services across TMX. As a member of the executive leadership team, Bobby is defining TMX's cyber security and technology vision and strategy, to advance the organizational agenda. He is responsible for TMX's information and IT systems and services, as well as all aspects of security, governance, risk, and compliance. He represents TMX in key forums focused on critical infrastructure, network evolution, intelligence, and availability. He has broad expertise in developing and implementing security programs for public and private sector organizations. Prior to joining TMX, Bobby has held positions at TD Bank, Rogers Communications and eHealth, where he designed multi-year technology and culture transformation programs. He received his MBA from University of Pittsburgh and holds CISSP, CISM, CISA and CPA designations.

  • David Threlfall
    CIO
    Britishvolt

  • Natalie Whittlesey
    Area Leader, EMEA Technology Officers Practice
    Korn Ferry

    Before joining Korn Ferry in 2020 Natalie gained significant experience hiring transformative leaders into a range of clients, large and small.  These ranged from; several leadership posts for a Fortune 500 transport and logistics company, multiple regional CIO posts for two global FTSE listed engineering businesses, CTO of an acquisitive educational company, and many more.

    Along with delivery, Natalie set up a small Research team to provide clients with the best possible service, and also oversaw ‘search excellence’ across the UK.

    Natalie has helped clients to improve their diversity and inclusion strategies by hosting knowledge sharing events for business influencers and roundtables for female technology leaders.   

    Natalie is a functional technology leadership specialist and has focused on hiring great technology talent since 2004 when she worked for a major recruitment brand in New Zealand. 

    She returned to the UK to join a technology recruitment and professional services firm in 2006, rising to become a Director and ‘Head of CIO Practice’ before joining Korn Ferry in January 2020.

    She is sector agnostic and has recruited across the UK and also parts of Europe.

    Natalie has presented at many technology-centric events across the UK and Europe (and contributed to various articles) sharing insights about broader technology and talent trends, and also strategies to increase diversity within technology teams.

    Natalie holds a BA Joint Hons Degree in Business Management and Media from Manchester University.  She is also qualified in the use of the Hogan assessment tool.

  • David Wilde
    Owner and Managing Director and NED
    DWilde Consulting

Print

November 23, 2021


10:00 AM ET / 15:00 GMT

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION

Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy and Graham Spivey, CCO, UKIT Leaders


10:10 AM ET /15:10 GMT

EXECUTIVE TECH TALK:  Sustainable Technologies at Johnson Matthey

Paul Coby, CIO, Johnson Matthey interviewed by Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy

Johnson Matthey is a global leader in sustainable technologies and is playing a key role in accelerating the big transitions needed in transport, energy, chemicals production and creating a circularity economy. In this candid interview, Paul Coby, CIO at Johnson Matthey, will share how IT has played a part in this achievement and how the IT industry can work together to meet future challenges.


10:20 AM ET / 15:20 GMT

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Upskilling for the Future of Work

As companies transition into the next normal, executives are finding that new skill sets are needed to help move the business forward. This includes new skills that are needed to navigate the changing threat landscape.

In this executive panel, leading search executives and business technology leaders will share their perspectives on the new skills that are needed for the workforce of the future to attain new levels of productivity and business performance.

Moderator: David Wilde, Owner and Managing Director and NED, DWilde Consulting

Sander Kristel, COO, UCAS

Darren Miles, CIO, Centrica

Natalie Whittlesey, Area Leader, EMEA Technology Officers Practice, Korn Ferry


10:50 AM ET / 15:50 GMT

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW:  Incident Response Best Practices – The Four Common Mistakes

Kosta Kustas, Senior Sales Engineer, Sophos

In its report, The State of Ransomware 2020, Sophos found more than half of organizations were hit by ransomware in the last year, and nearly three-quarters of attack victims said the cybercriminal succeeded in encrypting their data. It's a growing dilemma for businesses, who are reliant on their cybersecurity to offer an optimum resolution to posing threats and maintaining the quality of their daily usage online.

Join Sophos to hear more about the four common cybersecurity incident response mistakes, and how Sophos focuses on ways to help your business within three key areas: protection, visibility and expertise.


11:00 AM ET/ 16:00 GMT

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Safeguarding the Enterprise Against Escalating Global Cyber Threats

Make no mistake – CISOs and cyber teams are at war against nation-state threat actors and other highly-trained adversaries. The 2021 SolarWinds cyber-attack is believed to be the most damaging hack of a Western government ever, along with still-to-be-determined impact on more than 425 companies in the Fortune 500 who receive services from SolarWinds. While the long-range impact for companies and government agencies continues to unfold, the attacks underscore how security is more important to organizations than ever. CEOs and Board members will be relying on CISOs and security leaders more than ever to help identify and respond to potential threats and to protect the enterprise and its crown jewels.

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

Moderator: Sean Sadler, SVP, MarketCast

Allan Cockriel, VP and CIO Global Functions and IRM Global Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Shell

Bobby Singh, CISO and Global Head of Infrastructure, TMX Group

Harish Sekar, Senior Technical Evangelist, ManageEngine


11:30 AM ET / 16:30 GMT

HMG STRATEGY NETWORK ACCELERATOR

Enjoy a trip around the Partner Pavilion of our new virtual summit platform to learn about relevant technologies and services important to know about while you enter to win raffle prize drawings. Also connect one-on-one with partners in the HMG Marketplace, as well as with attendees and speakers in the social lounge!

11:40 AM ET / 16:40 GMT

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Leading and Building a High Performing Culture

As remote work has extended across much of 2020 and into 2021, many CIOs and technology executives have expressed concerns about keeping employees engaged and motivated over the long-term. On top of this, it’s also been challenging to convey a sense of organizational culture both to existing employees and new hires. This panel discussion with top executives will focus on what’s required to cultivate a connected culture into the future – including one that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion.

Moderator:  Heena Mistry, Chief Digital Officer, United Utilities

Sabah Carter, Chief Data, Intelligence and Technology Officer (CDITO), Financial Services Compensation Scheme

Quintin McGrath, Senior Managing Director, Technology Management & Enablement, Global Technology Services, Deloitte

David Threlfall, CIO, Britishvolt


12:05 PM ET/ 17:05 GMT

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Building a Resilient Global Supply Chain

Supply-chain disruptions have become abundant over the past 12+ months, impacting companies across a wide range of industries. Meanwhile, the SolarWinds and Colonial Pipeline attacks are forcing CISOs, CIOs and other executives to place a fresh lens on how to better safeguard their organizations from supply-chain attacks and other disruptions.

In this panel discussion, world-class CIOs, CISOs and other top-tier technology executives will share the steps they're taking to provide greater resiliency to their companies' supply chains to protect their businesses today and into the future.

Moderator: Graham Spivey, CCO, UKIT Leaders

Rob Alexander, Former CPO, JLL EMEA

Samantha Liscio, Chief Technology Information Officer and Canada’s CIO of the Year 2020, Public Sector, NIHR Clinical Research Network


12:30 PM ET/17:30 GMT

 

CLOSING COMMENTS

Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy and Graham Spivey, CCO, UKIT Leaders

Presenting Partners

  • Sophos

    As a worldwide leader in next-generation cybersecurity, Sophos protects nearly 400,000 organizations of all sizes in more than 150 countries from today’s most advanced cyberthreats. Powered by SophosLabs – a global threat intelligence and data science team – Sophos’ cloud-native and AI-enhanced solutions secure endpoints (laptops, servers and mobile devices) and networks against evolving cybercriminal tactics and techniques, including automated and active-adversary breaches, ransomware, malware, exploits, data exfiltration, phishing, and more. The award-winning Sophos Central cloud-based platform integrates Sophos’ entire portfolio of best-of-breed products, from the Intercept X endpoint solution to the XG Firewall, into a single system called Synchronized Security. Sophos products are exclusively available through a global channel of more than 47,000 partners and Managed Service Providers (MSPs). Sophos also makes its innovative commercial technologies available to consumers via Sophos Home. The company is headquartered in Oxford, U.K., and is publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol “SOPH.” More information is available at www.sophos.com.

    https://www.sophos.com/

Platinum Partners

  • ManageEngine

    ManageEngine crafts the industry’s broadest suite of IT management solutions, offering more than 100 products and free tools. We have everything you need to manage all of your IT operations, including networks, servers, applications, service desks, Active Directory, security, desktops, and mobile devices. Since 2001, IT teams have turned to ManageEngine for affordable, feature-rich software that's easy to use. Our on-premises and cloud solutions power the IT of over 180,000 companies around the world, including nine of every ten Fortune 100 companies. As you prepare for the IT management challenges ahead, we'll lead the way with new solutions, contextual integrations, and other advances that can only come from a company solely dedicated to its customers. And as a division of Zoho Corporation, we'll continue pushing for the tight business-IT alignment you'll need to seize future opportunities.

    https://www.manageengine.co.uk/

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.

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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/
  • 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/
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

  • UK IT Leaders

    UK Innovative Tech Leaders is a community of Senior IT Leaders from across the UK created and governed by IT Leaders for peers only and is not open to vendors, service providers or sales people. There are also three regional groups, Northern, Midlands and Southern IT Leaders. We offer a unique alternative to other networking groups and forums as we are focused on helping each other, helping the people we work or contract for and through our charity support, helping those in need. With over 1000 in the network and growing every day we are building also a powerful thought leadership and Influencer community. The group also enables members who wish to the option to securely and privately communicate with each other to share knowledge and discuss challenges, issues, opportunities, products and partners in a closed forum.

    https://www.ukitl.co.uk/

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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