Past Summits

2021 HMG Live! New York CIO Summit of America - IN-PERSON

The Westin New York at Times Square, New York, NY

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

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.

“With few in-person events available now, I continue to rely on HMG Strategy as a way to help me stay connected with my peers to brainstorm on the top opportunities and challenges that we’re facing in our roles.”


Sigal Zarmi, Senior Advisor, Morgan Stanley




Bestselling author Stephen M.R. Covey on the HMG Strategy Partnership


  • Jeff Artis
    President & CEO
    Genesys Works

    Jeffrey Artis is an accomplished business development executive passionate about improving economic opportunities for individuals to achieve sustained economic mobility. In his teens, Jeff was a beneficiary of the A Better Chance Program aimed at providing highquality educational opportunities for youth by connecting them to the country’s top secondary institutions. Through this experience, he saw first-hand the transformational impact of highquality education and professional networks on achieving sustained economic mobility. His participation in the ABC Program served as the foundation for his academic and professional accomplishments and sparked a life-long commitment to expanding opportunities for youth that not only prepare them to enter corporate America, but also offers the knowledge, support, and resources needed to thrive there. Jeff joined Genesys Works as President and CEO in January 2021 and is responsible for leading the organization through its next phase of growth, including expanding its geographical footprint and skilled development curriculums and strengthening its position as a strategic talent pipeline for corporate America’s diverse, professional talent needs. Prior to joining Genesys Works, Jeff spent seven years at the helm of Corporate Engagement for nonprofit Year Up, where he served as the architect of its enterprise growth strategy. He led a team of more than 100 employees in placing 3700 young adults into internships with top employers each year. Under Jeff’s leadership, Year Up grew its non-philanthropic revenue by more than 300%, generating $90 million in 2020 alone. Jeff has more than 40 years of experience leading workforce development solutions for Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 companies and leading sales for industry leaders like Agile-1, BMC and IBM where he achieved sales goals ranging from $50 million to $300 million a year. Jeff earned a B.A. in English Literature and Psychology from Williams College. He is a former board member of the Indianapolis Urban League. He is a native of Harlem, New York and currently resides with his family in Atlanta, Georgia.

  • Marianne Bachynski
    Chief Information Officer, Investments

    Marianne is a proven Senior Executive, C-Suite Officer, and Board Member with a successful career in financial services, investment management, and technology. Leveraging extensive experience in leadership and global business, she is a valuable asset for similar-sector and other companies looking for transformation, delivery, downsizing, cost savings, technology upgrade, and vendor management. Her broad areas of expertise include strategic planning; global operations management; mergers and acquisitions (M&A); due diligence and integration; asset management; risk management; transformation; turnaround; Agile; Scrum; IT; data and process reengineering; growth; and expansion.

    Marianne has held leadership positions at FIS (COO Capital Markets, Risk, and Compliance), Rabobank (COO and MD NA Wholesale Banking); Citigroup; and Morgan Stanley (CIO and MD Asset Management). As an experienced executive leader who excels at managing large-scale, high performing, geographically dispersed organizations, Marianne has distinguished technology and business knowledge of financial services across all major asset classes. A leading Wall Street technology authority and architect, she shaped and directed organic build and strategic acquisition integration. She was tapped to lead crucial turnarounds in world-scale projects and client relationships. Marianne has developed and executed global transformational agendas in cybersecurity, compliance, cloud, legacy technology, data as an asset, innovation, product management and talent management. Her leadership is demonstrated by strategic vision and sound decision-making; a laser focus on execution; and a passion for creating high performance teams motivated to achieve institutional goals.

    Marianne obtained a B.A. in Biology and Economics from Queen’s University (Ontario). She completed advanced postgraduate coursework in accounting, finance, and computer science from Harvard University and Boston University and Big Data at MIT; she is an active Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) from Scrum Alliance. Marianne has served on boards and advisory councils, including the Morgan Stanley Foundation Board.

  • Wolfgang Bauriedel
    Executive Director, Technology & Digital
    Russell Reynolds Associates

    Wolfgang Bauriedel is a member of the firm’s Technology Sector. He specializes in technology enabled business transformation and advises clients across industries on digital transformation, organization and enablement. He is based in Boston.


    Before joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Wolfgang served as Partner and Managing Director for the Boston Consulting Group in their Digital Transformation Practice. Prior to that, Wolfgang was Partner for the Strategic Information Technology and Operations practice at Oliver Wyman. Earlier in his career, he held various leadership roles for AlixPartners, Kabel Baden-Wuerttemberg, and Accenture.


    Wolfgang earned his Master’s in Computer Science from the Technical University in Munich, Germany. He also has a Bachelor’s in Computer Science from the Technical University in Munich, Germany and Mathematics from the University of Bayreuth, Germany. Wolfgang is fluent in German.

  • Ben Cabrera
    Freeman Clarke

  • Christopher Callahan
    Chief Information Security Officer
    The Weichert Companies

    Christopher Callahan is the Chief Information Security Officer for Weichert Companies, a family of full-service real estate and financial services companies.   As a Corporate IT/Cyber Security specialist with substantial regulatory experience, he is dedicated to drive strategic information security controls, establish risk and compliance best practices, create visibility with the executive leadership, control Cyber Security spending, and institute Information Security roadmaps in order to meet business objectives.

    With deep Cyber Security and risk management experience, Christopher serves as a trusted advisor to executive teams in designing and executing strategies to protect businesses, employees, and customers from Cyber threats in large, enterprise-wide, complex environments.

    Knowledgeable about crown jewel assessment and remediation, Christopher has established sound security governance structures and implemented comprehensive IT Security Programs, including policies, guidelines, internal controls, performance monitoring and measuring, and awareness training, to ensure optimal vulnerability management, protection of assets, and compliance with government regulations and industry standards.

    With a commitment to value creation and as a leader in Quality Assurance, operational efficiencies, and organizational readiness, he is an expert in streamlining and reengineering business processes that are audit-proofed and low risk.

    His previous experience includes technical positions in diverse sectors management systems & services, software, and banking.  Christopher’s keen business and strategic planning acumen were gleaned as successful owner of a small business services firm.

    In addition to his degree in Computer Technology, he holds certificates as a GIAC Information Security Professional [GISP] and Certified Information Systems Security Professional [CISSP].

    He currently resides in Mount Olive, New Jersey.

  • Jamey Cummings
    Partner - Cybersecurity and Technology
    JM Search

    Jamey Cummings was formerly Senior Client Partner in Korn Ferry’s Global Technology Practice. He co-lead’s the Firm’s Global Cybersecurity Practice and is also a member of the Firm’s Information Officers Practice.

    Mr. Cummings is a recognized leader in advising organizations on the recruitment, assessment, development, and retention of information technology as well as information security & risk management talent at all levels, including the Board of Directors. His clients range from large global corporations to high growth entrepreneurial companies, spanning all industries. In addition to Chief Information Officers, Chief Information Security Officers, and their key leaders, he also recruits cybersecurity consultants for leading professional services firms as well as top executives for cybersecurity technology companies and managed security services providers. He is based in the Firm’s Dallas office.

    Prior to Korn Ferry, Mr. Cummings served as an associate principal in the industrial, supply chain, and transportation & logistics practices of another leading executive search firm, where he executed senior executive search assignments for both public and private equity-backed companies. He also served clients in the consumer & retail, technology, government & defense, biotechnology, and education sectors.

    Prior to his career in executive search, Mr. Cummings was a consultant with The Boston Consulting Group in Dallas, where he worked on a wide variety of projects with clients in the aerospace & defense, consumer finance, telecommunications, oil & gas, pharmaceuticals, healthcare and education industries.
    Earlier in his career, he served nine years with distinction as an officer in the U.S. Navy's SEAL teams.

    He earned a master’s degree in business administration from Stanford University, and graduated with merit with a bachelor of science in aeronautical engineering from The United States Naval Academy.

  • Richard M. Entrup
    Mayfield Fund

    Richard Entrup has led technology, innovation, and digital transformation programs at many prominent global brands including Verizon, Christie’s, Disney/ABC, Time Warner, The Museum of Modern Art, Viacom, and Tiffany & Company. He has also served as CIO at several healthcare companies and a major international law firm, with documented success aligning technology investments to strategic initiatives.

    Richard was most recently Managing Director, 5G & Edge Innovation at Verizon Business Group, where he was focused on helping enterprise clients explore the art of the possible to fully leverage 5G, edge computing, and emerging technology in support of digital transformation and innovation. Prior to Verizon, Richard was the Global CIO/CDO at Christie’s, where he visioned and executed a major digital transformation program which included many art tech firsts such as the first blockchain-based auction, an augmented reality virtual hang app, predictive analytics and computer vision apps using AI/ML, online mobile bidding during a live auction, and in 2018, helped launched the inaugural Christie’s Art & Tech Conference, which was focused on Blockchain and AI and where NFTs were first introduced to the traditional art world.

    Richard serves as a Mentor to students in the Executive Masters in Technology Management Program at Columbia University; a Startup Mentor for leAD, the sports startup accelerator program; is a trusted advisor to the venture capital community; and is a Startup Advisor to many early-stage startups in various sectors including eCommerce, Web3/Metaverse/NFT/Blockchain, cybersecurity, and media/broadcasting ad tech.  

  • Lookman Fazal
    Chief Information & Digital Officer

    Lookman Fazal is a senior IT executive who specializes in building high-performance teams that work together to drive and implement the vision and strategic goals of the business.

    Lookman has been responsible for delivering large-scale information technology transformations. He is credited with introducing and successfully overseeing innovative programs such as cloud enablement, B2B and B2C strategies and improvement initiatives, infrastructure modernization, IT and PMO professionalization, and full-scale cybersecurity initiatives, all with a focus on increasing investments and creating fiscal solvency.

    With over 25 years of executive management experience, Lookman has consistently driven change by teaming with his business partners to rapidly deploy cutting-edge technology strategies across multiple teams and departments.

    Lookman’s dedication to inclusion in leadership has been widely recognized with his being awarded Inclusion Lab’s 2022 Top Inclusive Leader for prioritizing an inclusive and empowering workplace, and additionally being recognized in the 2022 Top 50 Multicultural Leaders in Technology for exemplary leadership in the field of technology.

    Lookman firmly believes in technology’s ability to create a positive influence on the world and change lives for the better, and continues to build forward-thinking IT strategies with this goal in mind.

    He has a Masters in Management from Stevens Institute of Technology and has 10 certifications and 5 patents.

    Prior to joining NJ TRANSIT, Lookman Fazal worked with several Fortune 500 companies in various leadership roles at EmblemHealth, Avaya, Lucent, and Novartis. His last role was serving as the Executive IT Leader and the Global Head of Technology and Security for Argo Turboserve Corporation. In his role at Argo, Lookman managed a multimillion dollar budget, a global staff across 3 continents and 28 locations around the world.

    Specialties: Strategic IT Planning, Enterprise Architecture, Information Security, IT Risk Management & Compliance, Application Development, Organization Design & Governance, Leadership Development, Data Center Integration/Consolidation, Portfolio Management, Process Improvement, Specialization in Strategy, endorsed by Harvard Business School

  • Steve Fernandez
    Global CTO

  • Cindy Finkelman
    Strategic Advisor
    Mantissa Group LLC

    Cindy is a senior executive with 20+ years of diversified management, technology and operations experience and has a proven track record of designing and delivering technology driven transformational programs in many blue-chip firms, including Factset, New York Life Insurance Company, ALICO, Merrill Lynch, Marsh & McLennan, Prudential, Booz Allan & Hamilton and MetLife. Cindy’s passion is for people development. She has sponsored various mentoring programs and Women in Technology initiatives.

    Cindy has an MBA from NYU in Corporate Strategy/Entrepreneurship, and a BS from SUNY/Albany. Cindy is a Board member of the Society for Information Management (SIM) NY chapter, actively participates in SIM Women and serves on the Board of Success Academy.

  • Chris Gates


  • Rocco Grillo
    Managing Director - Global Cyber Risk Services & Incident Response Investigation
    Alvarez & Marsal

    Cybersecurity Executive Leader with extensive experience leading teams and providing clients with cybersecurity advisory services, incident response investigations, and other technical services, as well as guidance to C-Suite and Board level clients. I serve as a trusted advisor and partner to clients, law enforcement and government agencies, law firms, and industry organizations to address cybersecurity matters including incident response & forensics investigations, as well as vulnerability and threat management matters. He is a Ponemon Institute Fellow and affiliate board advisor to industry organizations including FS-ISAC, Retail-CISC, NH-ISAC as well as other ISACS, and member of the Shared Assessments Steering Committee Board. He has also served on the CLM Cyber Liability Council, the Board of Directors of the NY ISSA, the IT Policy Compliance Group, and the (i-4) Research Committee and he has been Interviewed / quoted in CNNMoney, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The London Times, Thomson Reuters, and other industry publications.

  • Douglas Hegley
    Chief Digital Officer
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Douglas Hegley, Chief Digital Officer at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, has been at the forefront of digital transformation work in the cultural heritage sector for more than 20 years. With his background in psychology, he uses a human-centered approach that always puts people first. During his career he has helped create collaborative technology operations and to deliver engaging digital content. That work started out in 1997 at The Met, and continued at the Minneapolis Institute of Art in 2011 as the Chief Digital Officer, where he set the vision and strategy for digital media and technology, while also working on new leadership models, strategic planning, and cross-functional collaboration. In 2020, he returned to The Met as the Chief Digital Officer. Mr. Hegley is a strong advocate for productive and transformative organizational change, keeping pace with technology innovation and new business models. He has been recognized by his peers as a leader in the field, is a frequent public speaker, and has served on boards and committees at city, state, regional and national levels.

  • Scott Hofmann
    Managing Director

    Scott Hofmann is a Managing Director at Globant where he leads a diverse, client-centric portfolio of world class consultants.  Scott focuses on excellence in large scale Digital Innovation and Transformation, User Experience and Design, IT Strategy, Application Development, and Analytics & AI project definition for a variety of clients, from Fortune 50s to disruptive start-ups.  Scott has over 20 years of experience in Digital and Information Technology delivering executive level leadership to all levels of the organization.  Scott is currently responsible for leading a team collaborating with clients on identification, scoping, contracting, and ultimate successful delivery of mission critical client engagements across all digital business and technology concerns.  In his dealings with clients, Scott has maintained a Digital First, Multi-Disciplinary focus while leading due diligence, technology assessment, strategy, and implementation initiatives using innovative “Idea to MVP” approaches. 

    Prior to joining Globant, Scott was Vice President at Capgemini Invent where he led the North American Asset & Wealth Management portfolio and was responsible for all clients in this space.  He was also a partner at LiquidHub, joining that firm at its founding and rising to run all of Application Development, Integration, and Testing globally before moving to lead the Financial Services sales organization.  LiquidHub was acquired by Capgemini in 2018 for over $500M.

    Scott received his B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science from Ursinus College where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with distinction in his major and was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa national honor society.  Scott is a current member of Penn State Great Valley School of Engineering’s Advisory Council as well as the advisory boards of CrowdClix, a Digital Marketing platform company, and Philanthropi, a platform company focused on Corporate Social Responsibility, Donor Advised Funds and Qualified Disaster and Emergency Hardship fund.

  • Stuart Kippelman
    Parsons Corporation

    Stuart Kippelman is the Chief Information Officer of Parsons Corporation, one of the world’s leading digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, intelligence, and critical infrastructure markets. He is responsible for the global IT function, including leading all aspects of Parsons information technology strategy and operations, including digital business transformation. He plays a crucial role in the implementation of critical capabilities to serve Parsons’ customers, leveraging his experience in global transformations, business intelligence, data mining, and cloud computing to advance commercial offerings.

     Prior to joining Parsons, Stuart was Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Platform Specialty Products, Covanta Energy and Biotest.  For his transformational work, Stuart has received numerous prestigious industry recognitions including Top 100 CIO's in STEM 2015, Computerworld’s 2014 Premier IT Leader Award and the Top 100 Award in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

    Prior to joining Covanta, Stuart held many leadership and technical roles of increasing responsibility at Johnson & Johnson.  He was Corporate Director of Technology M&A and Emerging Market Growth, CIO/CTO of Health & Wellness, Vice President of Global Infrastructure Technology Engineering, and Development, as well as other roles in engineering, architecture, research, portfolio management, deployment and operations.

    Stuart holds multiple patents in data mining, analytics and Business Intelligence.  He is actively engaged in helping guide and develop the next generation of IT leadership and serves as a career mentor both for Columbia University's Executive Master of Science in Technology Management program, as well as the CIO Executive Council Pathways program.

  • Warren Kudman
    VP & CIO
    Turner Construction Company

  • Tony Leng
    Managing Director, Practice Lead and OMP
    Diversified Search

    Tony Leng is a Managing Director of Diversified Search and leads the firm’s Digital Transformation and CIO practice from its San Francisco office.  Previously, Tony was Managing Partner of Hodge Partners. Tony has conducted many “C” level searches for organizations where leaders are transforming/building organizations that are taking advantage of digital technologies.  He has conducted “C” level searches conducted for organizations such as Aurora Healthcare, Axalta, Catholic Health Initiatives, Blue Shield of California, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Delta Dental, Dignity Health, Esurance, Kaiser Permanente, Novant Health, PG&E, Polycom, Sutter Health, Symmetricom, TE Connectivity, and Wellmark. 

    Prior to his executive search experience, Tony was a Board member of three public companies and CEO of a $600 million Public Company. Before that, Tony ran a $1 billion division of a telephone company focused on corporate users and had responsibility for all data services and networking products. While at the telephone company, he was founder and Chairman of its ISP and a board member of its 2 million-subscriber cell phone subsidiary. 

    Tony uses his operating experience from being a CEO, financial background as a CPA and CA, and technical knowledge from the work that he has done for Tech companies to drill down and understand at a nuanced level what his clients are seeking to achieve as they build their teams. He has written numerous papers on technology leadership and the challenges facing technology leaders today and authors a blog, ‘Resources for the Modern CIO” (

    The core of Tony’s consulting has been with senior leaders who are seeking to transform their organizations as they face a future of rapid change, digitization, regulation, shifting markets, and increasingly connected and informed customers.

    Tony has facilitated the Fisher CIO Forum for the past 12 years.  The Forum is a monthly venue for CIO’s and CTO’s to discuss topics of relevance in their daily lives, and has afforded these leaders the opportunity to develop a close network to discuss current challenges in a peer group environment on a confidential basis.  Participating companies have included: Blue Shield, Clorox, Cost Plus, Delta Dental, Dignity Health, Esurance, Facebook, FitBit, Franklin Templeton, Gap, Genentech, Kaiser Permanente, Levi Strauss, McKesson,, Matson, Mulesoft, Okta, PG&E, Restoration Hardware, Ross Stores, Safeway,, Schwab, Splunk, Uber, VMWare, and Williams-Sonoma among others. 

    Tony received a Bachelor of Commerce (with honors), University of Cape Town, South Africa and is a Chartered Accountant and CPA.

  • Robert Lux
    EVP & COO
    Cenlar FSB

    Mr. Lux brings more than 30 years of experience in Information Technology and 20 years of experience in Financial Services to his position at Cenlar. He is responsible for providing overall technology strategy and oversight of Cenlar’s Information Systems to all areas of the company. Prior to joining Cenlar, Rob worked at Freddie Mac as EVP, Chief Information Officer, where he managed all IT systems, performed IT legacy remediation, and performed regulatory oversight. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Drexel University, and a Master of Science degree in Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

  • David Morris
    Founder & Chairman
    HiPER Solutions

    David has spent his career researching and empowering leaders to transform their teams, their companies and their careers. His passion is to identify High Impact Performers (HiPERs) and help them reach greater success through a hybrid of technology-driven platforms and experience-based advisory. Recent clients have included E*TRADE, DIRECTV, Subway Restaurants, Western Digital, Wendy’s, ON Semiconductor, CBRE, YPO and many others. Previously, David co-founded Seedling Group, a Boston-based retained executive search firm, serving start-ups, publicly-traded companies, and private equity firms. He also helped launched the San Francisco office as a Director at Corporate Executive Board (now Gartner). David graduated from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

  • Hunter Muller
    Founder & 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 Founder 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

    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.

  • Vipul Nagrath
    SVP Product Development
    ADP, Inc.

    Vipul Nagrath joined ADP in 2015 as SVP and Global Chief Information Officer (CIO) with responsibility for all infrastructure, operations, enterprise applications, enterprise technology systems and processes, end user compute, and mobile & telephony across the globe.

    In 2020, Vipul was promoted to a new role as SVP, Head of Product Development for Major Account Solutions & Human Resources Outsourcing.

    Vipul and his team work closely with ADP’s senior business leaders to execute ADP’s business strategy and identify, prioritize and execute technology solutions that are cost effective, efficient and scalable globally. The focus of Vipul’s organization is to work collaboratively across the organization to ensure that we build strategic capabilities that support an excellent service experience for our clients and associates.

    An industry leader in technology, Vipul brings more than 25 years of experience in developing forward-thinking solutions. Vipul previously served at Bloomberg L.P. from 2003 to 2015, where he started as a project manager in 2003 and rapidly rose through the engineering organization to become Bloomberg, L.P.’s Global Head of Research & Development. In this role, he oversaw technology research and development for all Bloomberg products.  He continued his growth & responsibility as the CIO and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Bloomberg’s Enterprise Solutions business.

    Vipul started his career as a developer with Granada Systems Design, Inc., then moved on to run his own boutique firm specializing in computer telephony integration from 1995 to 2003. Vipul earned a bachelors and master’s degree in computer science from Pace University.

  • Nicholas Parrotta
    President, Digital Transformation Solutions Business
    Harman International

    Nick Parrotta is the President of Digital Transformation Solutions and the Chief Digital and Information Officer at HARMAN, a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.  Nick is a member of the Senior Leadership Committee (SLC).​

    As the President, Nick is responsible for leading the day-to-day operations and financial performance of HARMAN's DTS (Digital Transformation Solutions) business which focuses on building IP platforms, end to end customized outsourced solutions and product engineering services.

    DTS employees over 7000+ diverse workforce and partners with Enterprises, Telco’s, OEMs, Chipset Vendors, and Technology partners across the globe. Leading with its design led solutions, deep domain expertise and superior delivery capabilities, DTS works with over 200 customers from a variety of industries across Industrial, Healthcare and Communications.

    As CDIO, Nick is responsible for building diverse digital talent, driving strategic vision, speed of innovation, operational excellence, benefits realization, and cyber protection across HARMAN.

    Nick is a recognized digital thought leader and serves on several boards including HARMAN’s Experiences Per Mile Advisory Council , Cisco Global Customer Advisory Board, Qlik Executive Advisory Board, and as awards chairman for NYCIO (InspireCIO chapter). 

    Nick has been named “Global Technology Executive Who Matters” by HMG Strategy, Constellation Research Business Transformation 150, awarded the Drexel Lebow Top 50 Analytics , and named winner of the New York Global CIO of the Year ORBIE Award.

    Nick joined HARMAN in 2017 with over 20 years of digital leadership experience, including with General Electric Company, Kaiser Permanente, IBM, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

    Nick is a strong ally and supporter in all areas of diversity and inclusion and was recognized in 2020 and 2021 as one of the Nation’s Top 50 CIO/CTO by the National Diversity Council.

    Nick is an active leader in giving back to his community and philanthropic charities.  He has been an executive sponsor and supporter for many important causes including the United Way, Local Food Banks, and Habitat for Humanity.

    Nick earned his MBA from Southern Methodist University in Dallas and holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from St. John Fisher College in Rochester, N.Y.

  • Frank Price
    Senior Vice President & Chief Information Risk Officer

  • Roland Selby
    Vice President of Strategic Partnerships

    Roland R. Selby, Jr. is a seasoned workforce development champion. A senior strategist and thought leader with more than 20 years of experience in both public and nonprofit sectors with Fortune 100 companies such as IBM, Citibank, and American Express.  Currently, he is the Vice President for Strategic Partnerships with NPower, Inc., a leading national nonprofit in workforce development. Prior to NPower, Roland was the National Site Director for Year Up.


    A Baltimore native and Morgan State University alumni.  He completed the Georgetown University Nonprofit Management Executive Certificate Program in 2018 and participated in LEADERship Baltimore’s 2017 Cohort.  Roland is a PMI certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. 


    Roland is married to Lynn Selby and they have 3 teenage children.  He is an active member of the Baltimore Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Gamma Boulé of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, Inc., and King David Lodge #18 of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Maryland.  He serves on the Board of Directors for the Howard E. Rollins Foundation, South Baltimore Learning Center, and American Cancer Society. 

  • Scott Sellers
    President & CEO

    With more than 28 years of successful leadership in building high technology companies and delivering advanced products to market, Scott provides the overall strategic leadership and visionary direction for Azul Systems.

    Scott has a consistent proven track record of vision, leadership, and success in enterprise, consumer and scientific markets. Prior to co-founding Azul Systems, Scott founded 3dfx Interactive, a graphics processor company that pioneered the 3D graphics market for personal computers and game consoles. Scott served at 3dfx as Vice President of Engineering, CTO and as a member of the board of directors and delivered 7 award-winning products and developed 14 different graphics processors. After a successful initial public offering, 3dfx was later acquired by NVIDIA Corporation.

    Prior to 3dfx, Scott was a CPU systems architect at Pellucid, later acquired by MediaVision. Before Pellucid, Scott was a member of the technical staff at Silicon Graphics where he designed high-performance workstations.

    Scott graduated from Princeton University with a bachelor of science, earning magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa honors. Scott has been granted 8 patents in high performance graphics and computing and is a regularly invited keynote speaker at industry conferences.

  • Janet Sherlock
    Chief Digital & Technology Officer
    Ralph Lauren Corporation

  • Mark Taylor
    Society for Information Management

  • Erik Tomasi
    Managing Partner
    Symosis Security

  • Rhonda Vetere
    Author, C-Suite Technology Executive & Global Leader

  • David Walter
    EO&T Transformation

    David is the Technology Risk Officer for Investments+, Finance/Treasury, on the Investments at AIG, based in New York.  His primary focus is working across Investments, Finance/Treasury, and IT to continue enhancing the technology risk framework, improve reporting by IT and business of their IT Key Risk Indicators, and coordinate DR/BCM efforts with Investments and ERM business continuity leads.  

    David joined AIG from BNY Mellon where he was VP, Technology Risk & Control.  He previously was VP, Global IT Risk Management at Prudential Financial.  Prior to changing paths into Risk Managment, David held Technology Strategy and Systems Architect roles for Prudential Financial focusing on corporate cost, quality, and productivity outcomes.  David began his career holding various technology roles at Mercedes-Benz, and Nabisco.

    David holds his ISACA CRISC (Certified in Risk and Information System Control) and CDPSE (Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer) certifications, an EMTM (Executive Master of Technology Management) from Stevens Institute of Technology and a BS in Engineering Technology from NJ Institute of Technology. 

    On a personal note, he has a passion for coaching and holds a USAHockey Level 4 coaching certification and a New Jersey Youth Soccer F license and has coached soccer and hockey at various recreation and travel levels.

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December 7, 2021   9:00 AM -5:00 PM

8:00 - 9:00 AM

Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking

9:00 - 9:30 AM
Welcome and Introduction 

Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy, Cindy Finkelman, Former CIO, FactSet Research Systems, and Co-VP Programs, New York Metro SIM and Mark Taylor, CEO, SIM

9:30 - 9:40 AM

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW:  Talent Untapped:  Your Future Diverse Talent Pipeline

Jeff Artis, CEO, Genesys Works and Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy

9:40 - 9:50 AM

DIGITAL EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW:  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

Stephen M. R. Covey, best-selling author interviewed by Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy

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.

9:50 AM - 10:20 AM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet our Partners

10:20 AM - 10:50 AM 

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

Moderator:  Janet Sherlock, CIO, Ralph Lauren Corporation 

Marianne Bachynski, CIO Investment, AIG

Lookman Fazal, Chief Information and Digital Officer, NJ Transit

Vipul Nagrath, SVP Product Development, ADP, Inc.

David Walter, Director, EO&T Transformation, Citi

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.

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

10:50 AM - 11:15 AM

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: Navigating the Cloud Paradox

Scott Sellers, President & CEO, Azul, interviewed by Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy

The cloud presents a powerful tool for transforming your business at a time when reinvention is often a matter of survival. Yet, uncontrolled cloud costs create margin pressure and can harm the valuation of your business. Navigating these paradoxical forces is a top strategic imperative for IT and business leaders.  

In today’s session, Azul CEO Scott Sellers will discuss this “cloud paradox,” as well as the most common cloud costs impacting your bottom line and strategies for optimizing infrastructure through the use of best-in-breed software technology.  

11:15 AM - 11:35 AM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet our Partners

11:35 AM - 12:05 PM

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Safeguarding the Enterprise Against Escalating Global Cyber Threats

Moderator: Erik Tomasi, Managing Partner, Symosis Security

Christopher Callahan, CISO, The Weichert Companies

Jamey Cummings, Partner - Cybersecurity and Technology, JM Search

Rocco Grillo, Global Cyber Risk Services & Incident Response Investigation, Alvarez & Marsal

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.

12:05 PM - 1:30 PM



12:40 - 12:45 PM - NPower News - Roland Selby, VP Strategic Partnership, NPower

12:45 - 1:30 PM - HMG Global Leadership Institute Top 100 Awards!

We are delighted to welcome the following people into the GLIA Top 100

Steve Fernandez, Global CTO, AIG

Chris Gates, Group CIO and SVP Hosting Services, Allstate

Fernando Matzkin, EVP & GM, US East Region, Globant

Nick Parrotta, Chief Digital & Information Officer, Harman International, interviewed by Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy

Janet Sherlock, CIO, Ralph Lauren Corporation 

Rhonda Vetere, EVP & CIO, Herbalife



1:30 PM - 1:50 PM


EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: Leading Digital Innovation at Harman by Fostering a World-Class Culture

Nick Parrotta, Chief Digital & Information Officer, Harman International, interviewed by Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy

The pivot to digital business models has prompted the C-suite, the Board and Line-of-Business executives to seek digital leadership guidance from CDOs and CIOs who understand how digital technologies can be leveraged to deliver new revenue streams and customer experiences. Nicholas Parrotta, Chief Digital and Information Officer at Harman and a four-time CIO, will share how his team is driving strategic business impact and powerful innovation as the global leader in connected car technologies, audio innovations, professional lighting solutions, and design analytics. 

Nick’s team works with business and engineering divisions across the enterprise, delivering product solutions with and innovation and security focus. Join us to hear the steps Nick has taken to cultivate a winning culture that champions diversity and inclusion and how this approach has enabled him to attract and retain top-tier talent to drive Harman’s digital strategy forward.


1:50 PM - 2:00 PM

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW:  The Transformative CIO – Reshaping the Enterprise and Building a Team During a Pandemic

Rhonda Vetere, EVP & CIO, Herbalife interviewed by Tony Leng, Managing Director, Digital Transformation and CIO Practice Lead, Diversified Search

The global pandemic forced executive leadership from nearly every industry to reimagine their organization’s business models and go-to-market strategies. In this compelling interview Rhonda Vetere will share her role in helping to transform Herbalife’s business model as well as the steps she’s taken to build her team in a work-from-anywhere environment. 

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet our Partners

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

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

Moderator:  Tony Leng, Managing Director, Digital Transformation and CIO Practice Lead, Diversified Search

Richard M. Entrup, Startup Advisor/Investor and Global Technology Leader

Chris Gates, Group CIO and SVP Hosting Services, Allstate

Scott Hofmann, Managing Director, Globant

Rhonda Vetere, EVP & CIO, Herbalife

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.

3:00 PM - 3:20 PM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet our Partners

3:20 PM - 3:50 PM

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  The Transformational Business Tech Leader – Driving Revenue and Go-to-Market Invention 

Moderator:  Stuart Kippelman, CIO, Parsons Corporation

Wolfgang Bauriedel, Practice Lead, Technology Sector, Russell Reynolds Associates

Ben Cabrera, Principal, Freeman Clarke

Steve Fernandez, Global CTO, AIG

As companies continue to mature their digital business models, CIOs, CDOs and business technology executives will be expected to go beyond providing the underlying infrastructure to support these initiatives. Indeed, they’re being counted on to summon their deep understanding of the business along with the intersection of technologies, people and processes to help the senior leadership team deliver new revenue streams and go-to-market strategies. 

In this captivating executive panel discussion, world-class business technology executives will share how they are helping to transform their companies’ business models and drive strategic business impact for the digital enterprise.

3:50 PM - 4:10 PM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet our Partners

4:10 PM - 4:40 PM

Stimulating a Connected Culture to Compete in the Battle for Talent

Moderator:  Cindy Finkelman, Former CIO, FactSet Research Systems

David Morris, Founder, Chairman & CEO, HiPER Solutions, HiPER Solutions

Warren Kudman, VP & CIO, Turner Construction Company

Douglas Hegley, CDO, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Robert Lux, EVP & COO, Cenlar FSB

The tech skills shortage is more acute than ever. For instance, CompTIA’s monthly Tech Jobs Report reveals the unemployment rate for tech professionals was at just 1.5 percent for July 2021, compared with 2.2 percent in June. One of the characteristics that draws people to an organization - and helps to retain them - is a strong corporate culture where people feel connected to one another, regardless of where they conduct their work. In this executive panel discussion, top business technology leaders and industry executives will share their recommendations for fostering a connected culture and how this can help attract the skills that are needed for the organization to execute on its mission.

4:40 PM - 5:00 PM

Closing Comments and Raffle Prizes

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM


Presenting Partners

  • Azul

    Azul, provider of the Java platform for the modern cloud enterprise, is the only company 100% focused on Java. Millions of Java developers, hundreds of millions of devices, and the world’s most highly regarded businesses trust Azul to power their applications with exceptional capabilities, performance, security, value, and success. Azul’s customers include 27% of the Fortune 100, 50% of Forbes Top 10 World’s Most Valuable Brands, all 10 of the world’s Top 10 financial trading companies, and leading brands like Avaya, Bazaarvoice, BMW, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Telekom, LG, Mastercard, Mizuho, Priceline, Salesforce, Software AG, and Workday. Learn more at and follow us @azulsystems.

Platinum Partners

  • 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 25,500 employees and we are present in 21 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

Gold Partners

  • DataStax

    DataStax is the company behind the massively scalable, highly available, cloud-native NoSQL data platform built on Apache Cassandra™. DataStax gives users and enterprises the freedom to run data in any cloud at global scale with zero downtime and zero lock-in. More than 450 of the world’s leading enterprises including Capital One, Cisco, Comcast, Delta Airlines, Macy’s, McDonald’s, Safeway, Sony, and Walmart use DataStax to build transformational data architectures for real-world outcomes. For more, visit and @DataStax.
  • Aisera

    Aisera is the industry’s first proactive, personalized, and predictive AI Service Management (AISM) solution that is purpose-built to automate tasks and actions for IT, HR, Facilities, and Customer Service. Aisera's next-generation AI Service Desk works with existing service desk solutions to deliver an end-to-end AI Service Experience for employees and customers. The AI Service Desk automates and resolves more than 50 percent of tasks, requests, and workflows to deliver self-service to users.

Supporting Partners

  • Check Point Software Technologies Inc.

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

    Arctic Wolf® is the global leader in security operations, delivering the first cloud-native security operations platform to end cyber risk. Powered by threat telemetry spanning endpoint, network, and cloud sources, the Arctic Wolf® Security Operations Cloud ingests and analyzes more than 1.6 trillion security events a week across the globe, enabling critical outcomes for most security use cases and optimizing customers’ disparate security solutions. Now deployed to more than 2,300 customers worldwide.
  • Aryaka

    Aryaka, the Cloud-First WAN company, brings agility, simplicity and a great experience to consuming the WAN-as-a-service. An optimized global network and innovative technology stack delivers the industry’s #1 managed SD-WAN service and sets the gold standard for application performance. Aryaka’s SmartServices platform offers connectivity, application acceleration, security, cloud networking and insights leveraging global orchestration and provisioning. The company’s customers include hundreds of global enterprises including several in the Fortune 100.
  • Stefanini

    Stefanini is a global technology company with 34 years of experience, presence in 41 countries and 27.000 talents around the world. We believe our talented people, our innovative mind-set and latest technologies can revolutionize a company. Our philosophy is that everything is tangible when we co-create. For this reason, we value new ideas and the power of an open mind to co-create digital solutions with our customers, supporting them to achieve the positive business impact they are looking for. In 2020 Stefanini received 85 analyst recognitions from ISG, Gartner, Frost & Sullivan, Forrester, Everest, Avasant, and it confirms our commitment with innovation and the success of our clients.
  • Workato

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.
  • 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.
  • PagerDuty

    PagerDuty empowers the right action, when seconds matter. For teams who build and run the digital systems that power our always-changing, always-on world, PagerDuty is the best way to handle urgent, unpredictable, and unstructured work. 19,000 organizations place PagerDuty at the center of their digital infrastructure to manage unplanned tasks, events, and opportunities. With 1,000 employees around the world, PagerDuty is on a mission to revolutionize operations in the modern enterprise.
  • 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 25,500 employees and we are present in 21 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
  • 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.

    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 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 and follow us at @GoIvanti.
  • 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.
  • 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™) global 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 MVP™, a Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) platform including team messaging, video meetings, and cloud phone system; RingCentral Video™,  the company's 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. RingCentral is headquartered in Belmont, California, and has offices around the world.
  • 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 or follow @auth0 on Twitter.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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).

Association Partners

  • SIM New York Metro

    SIM is an association of senior IT executives, prominent academicians, selected consultants, and other IT thought leaders built on the foundation of local chapters, who come together to share and enhance their rich intellectual capital for the benefit of its members and their organizations. SIM members strongly believe in and champion: The alignment of IT and business as a valued partnership; The creation and sharing of best practices; The effective, efficient and innovative business use of information technology to continuously bring to market valuable products and services; IT management and leadership skills development that enables our members growth at each stage of their career; The replenishment and education of future IT leaders including a strong role in influencing university curriculums and continuing education; Working with the IT industry to shape its direction; Policies and legislation that stimulate innovation, economic development, healthy competition and IT job creation; Serving our communities and the industry through giving and outreach
  • 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
  • NPower

    NPower is a high-performing leader in providing pathways to successful tech careers for young adults from underserved communities and veterans across the US and Canada. NPower’s award winning training programs use curriculum informed by senior industry leaders and labor market trends. On average, NPower graduates 80% of enrolled students, places 100% of graduates in paid internships and has over an 80% rate of success for employment or continued education within 6 months of graduation. We address many of the primary barriers that our veteran community confront. Beyond free technical classes, our career training programs provide in-demand certifications within weeks, paid internships, professional networking and mentorship with business leaders, soft skills coaching, connection to social services, job placement assistance, transit assistance and an opportunity for graduates to give back to the program via our professional volunteer network. We provide ongoing career coaching, advanced certifications, and leadership development for our alumni, ensuring that we are developing true pathways for long-term success for our students.

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Cut off date: Monday, September 13, 2021

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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.

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