Past Summits

2022 Silicon Valley Global Innovation Summit

Menlo Park

Leading Boldly and Authentically - Inspiring Trust and Winning in the Global Digital Economy

The digital pivot most companies have made since March 2020 has created new opportunities for CIOs, CISOs and business technology executives to play a deeper role in designing the future of the business and in the shape of the organization. Technology executives who inspire employees and foster an environment of trust can stimulate a collaborative culture that sparks innovation and drives business outcomes with the aid of impactful technologies that can enable the organization to win in the marketplace while attracting, growing, and retaining the people and skills that are needed to power the successful 21st-century organization.

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

- Stephen M.R. Covey


  • Snehal Antani
    Co-Founder & CEO
    Horizon3.ai

    Snehal Antani is co-founder & CEO of Horizon3.ai, a cyber security startup focused on AI-enabled red teaming. Prior to starting Horizon3, Snehal served as CTO for the US Department of Defense, responsible for transforming the technology capabilities of the command to include cyber security, advanced R&D, AI, and data analytics. Snehal was formerly the CTO of Splunk, and before that, a CIO at GE Capital. Snehal started his career at IBM as a software engineer, where he earned 16 patents for his work in cloud, distributed computing, and large-scale data processing. Snehal earned in BS in Computer Science from Purdue, where as a freshman he watched Tom Brady play Drew Brees. He earned is MS in Computer Science from RPI, where he never attended an RPI football game.

  • Shaun Braun
    SVP of Digital Transformation
    3M

    Shaun Braun is the Senior Vice President of Digital Transformation at 3M.  In this role, Shaun is responsible for developing and leading the enterprise digital strategy including technical and commercial leadership across the business teams and enterprise operations.

     

    Shaun was previously at Stryker Corporation for 12 years holding multiple leadership positions including Group CIO and the Vice President of Digital Technology and Innovation. Prior to his time at Stryker, Shaun held leadership positions at Oracle, PeopleSoft, and JD Edwards.

     

    Shaun has a bachelor’s degree in Neurobiology from University of California Berkeley and a MBA from University of California Berkeley Haas School of Business.

     

    Shaun is a senior technology executive with leadership experience in medical science, software development, and global supply chains.  He was a founding member of AdvaMed’s Digital Health Executive Leadership Group, has been published in medical journals and was recognized by Fortune magazine as a top 10 Service Leader.

  • Steve Caliger
    Managing Partner
    The Loring Group

  • Ekta Chopra
    Chief Digital Officer
    e.l.f. Beauty

    Ekta Chopra, Chief Digital Officer - Chopra joined e.l.f in January 2016 and brings over 20 years of Technology experience from private equity and retail companies. In her current role, she is responsible for digital transformation, including engineering, data ecosystem, enterprise applications, security, and consumer technologies. She is actively involved with leading our Digital efforts to grow our digital footprint across the globe. She joined e.l.f from the James Irvine Foundation, where she defined and led the execution of a highly successful technology strategy for 2.1B investment portfolio. There she focused on technology roadmap for enterprise applications, cloud transformation, and building relationships with top silicon valley brands to start new partnerships. Prior to that, she served as VP of Technology for Charming Charlie, a specialty retailer that grew from 17 to 120 stores nationally. While at Charming Charlie, she led the implementation of a new ERP system, build-out of a new data center, and rollout of VoIP services. She holds B.A in technology & operations management with a minor in finance from California Polytechnic State University. She enjoys volunteering at non-profits by helping them build their technical capacity, is a member of Silicon Valley CIO/CTO groups as a thought leader.

  • Stuart Evans
    Director of the Emirates
    Carnegie Mellon University i-Lab

    Dr. Stuart Evans is a Distinguished Service Professor at Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley, where he teaches “Innovation & Entrepreneurship”. He is a board member, educator and author, focusing on dynamic high tech ventures. His professional career spans research (SRI International, Stanford Graduate School of Business,), teaching (The Judge Business School, Cambridge University), consulting (Bain and Company, Menlo Park, California), investing (Sand Hill Venture Group, Menlo Park, California) and executive management (Shugart Corporation, a Xerox subsidiary, Sunnyvale, California). He has published widely on high tech ventures. His latest book Super-Flexibility for Knowledge Enterprises (Springer, 2005, second edition, 2009) is co-authored with Prof. Homa Bahrami from the Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley. The book is based on their collective field research and practical experience in Silicon Valley since 1982. It puts forward a practical toolkit for dynamic adaptation in high tech ecosystems.

  • Patty Hatter
    Chief Customer Officer
    Palo Alto Networks

    Patty Hatter has more than 20 years of experience leading operations and technology organizations at several Fortune 500 companies. Patty is a strategic adviser, working on product and go-to-market strategies for technology startups ranging from cybersecurity to IT service management to blockchain applications. From 2015 to 2017, Patty was Senior Vice President and General Manager of Services for Intel/McAfee, where she spearheaded the transformation of McAfee's support for enterprise customers. From 2015 to 2016, she was General Manager of Security and Software IT and Chief Information Officer at Intel Security Group, and from 2010 to 2015, she served as Senior Vice President of Operations and Chief Information Officer at McAfee, Inc. Prior to her employment with McAfee, Patty held executive positions with Cisco and AT&T.

    Patty was chosen by the National Diversity Council as a "Most Powerful and Influential Woman" in 2015, and was named both "Women of Influence" and "Power Executive" by Silicon Valley Business Journal in 2016. Patty earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

    Patty is a member of the U.S. Department of Commerce's Information Security & Privacy Advisory Board (ISPAB) and a Board member of the Silicon Valley Education Foundation.

     

  • Rohit Jain
    Vice President Technology, Applications and Analytics
    iRhythm Technologies, Inc.

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

  • Mike Josephson
    Senior Solutions Architect
    OutSystems

    Mike Josephson is a developer-turned-architect and low-code evangelist who is passionate about providing creative innovative solutions for his clients. As a Solution Architect, he is responsible for analyzing business challenges and helping to transform the way development is done. When he's not working, you'll find Mike catching some waves, riding his bike or listening to his latest audible.

  • Sineesh Keshav
    CTO & CIO
    Prologis

    Sineesh Keshav is the CTO and CIO at Prologis.   In this role, he oversees all aspects of the technology strategy and is responsible for leading the company’s global data and digital technology transformation.   Sineesh and his team have been focused on a capability driven, customer centric approach to innovation and digitalization as Prologis continues its journey as the world’s largest provider of logistics real estate. 

    Sineesh has had a career spanning over twenty-five years and spanning diverse industry segments and technology settings.  Prior to Prologis, Sineesh was the Senior Vice President of IT at Experian PLC.   In this role, he led all aspects of IT for the Data Science Solutions group and was responsible for the development, deployment and maintenance of credit and fraud/identity decisioning solutions that enable businesses to leverage internal and external data to exploit credit service opportunities for customers.   

    Sineesh also has held leadership positions at Safeway where he led application development across all lines of businesses and at American Express where he led the global mobile development team and the digital customer acquisition teams.   Sineesh has degrees in Aerospace Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology and the University of Alabama and an MBA from the W.P. Carey School of Business at the Arizona State University.  

  • Zoe Koven
    Vice President, Customer Advocacy
    Zendesk

    Zoe Koven is Vice President of Customer Advocacy focusing on CX Innovation at Zendesk, a customer service software company. At Zendesk, Zoe leads cross-functional efforts to deliver great customer experiences with Zendesk technology at the center. Zoe joined Zendesk in 2018 when they acquired a sales software company, Base CRM, where she was leading the post-sales organization across Customer Support, Professional Services & Customer Success. Zoe is an east coast native and Johns Hopkins University graduate with degrees in International Studies & Economics as well as a competitive field hockey player. 

  • 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” (www.tonyleng.com).

    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, Macys.com, Matson, Mulesoft, Okta, PG&E, Restoration Hardware, Ross Stores, Safeway, Salesforce.com, 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.

  • Rob Lloyd
    Deputy City Manager
    City of San Jose

  • Ralph Loura
    SVP & CIO
    Lumentum

     Ralph Loura is Lumentum’s Senior Vice President IT and Chief Information Officer. Loura joined Lumentum in October 2018 with a rich history of senior IT leadership where he directed IT organizations executing programs in business intelligence, operations, and customer-relationship management. 

    Before Lumentum, Loura has served over 25 years as an IT leader with premier companies in technology and consumer products including Rodan + Fields, Hewlett-Packard (HP) Enterprise Group, Clorox, Symbol Technologies, Cisco, and Lucent Technologies.

    Loura is a recipient of Computerworld’s 2012 Premier 100 IT Leaders and Consumer Goods Technology’s 2013 CIO of the Year. He holds a B.S. in computer science-mathematics from Saint Joseph's College and a Masters in computer science from Northwestern University.

  • Jeff Miller
    Chief Information Officer
    Quantinuum

  • 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 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.

  • Michael Nixon
    VP of Product Marketing
    SnapLogic

  • Gautham Pallapa
    * Senior Executive Advisor & CIO/CDO (App Modernization, Digital Transformation, & Hybrid Cloud)
    VMware, Inc.

    Dr. Gautham Pallapa is the award-winning author of "Leading with Empathy: Understanding the Needs of Today's Workforce". He is the founder of Transformity, an organization that transforms humanity through empathy and technology, and a senior executive advisor at VMware. He has over 15 years of experience working with C-suite and executives at Global 2000 enterprises in transforming their processes, technologies, and culture to achieve their business outcomes. His mantra is "Transform with Empathy," and he works passionately to promote empathy for employees, enterprises, and communities.

    Dr. Pallapa is also an Agile coach, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, SAFe Agilist, and an Ambassador for several organizations. He writes/talks/works on transformation, helping underprivileged people, and giving back to the community.

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gpallapa/

    Twitter: @gpallapa

    Blog: Transformity

    Gautham's latest book: Leading with Empathy: Understanding the Needs of Today's Workforce

  • Rusty Patel
    SVP & CIO
    Tenneco

    Rusty Patel, Tenneco senior vice president and chief information officer, is responsible for leading the company’s global information technology operations. When DRiV Incorporated spins from Tenneco, Patel is expected to serve in the same position with DRiV™, pending completion of all required steps and related board approvals. 

    Patel joined Tenneco in February 2018 with an extensive background in information technology spanning more than 25 years. Most recently, he served as vice president, information technology for the building technologies and solutions business at Johnson Controls (JCI).  Prior to JCI, Patel held leadership roles in information technology with multinational companies including Tyco, VWR International and Motorola, Inc.  He began his career with EDS, supporting Delphi Automotive. 

    Rusty holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Marquette University and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame. 

  • Michael Piacente
    Co-Founder and Managing Director
    Hitch Partners

    Michael brings over 20 years of combined IT/Tech practitioner and Executive Search experience specific to CISO/VP Security, CIO/CTO, and DevOps engagements.  Michael has led a focused subset of recent Security leadership engagements across a variety of company sizes and industries including Veritas/Symantec, EY, Virgin America, Duo Security, MuleSoft, and One Medical Group.  Most recently Michael was the CEO for Mitchellake in the US and a Technology Partner at Calibre One.  He also spent 10 years as the Founder and Managing Technology Partner for CVPartners.  Prior to his executive search career Michael was in the managed cloud operations space as a Co-Founder of OpSource and an early executive member at SiteSmith/AboveNet.  Michael began his career with MTI, one of the pioneers in the managed storage space.  A native of Maryland, Michael holds a B.S. Degree from the University of Delaware.  Michael lives in the SF Bay Area.

  • Sahaar Rezaie
    Executive Director
    Genesys Works

    Sahaar brings with her over 12 years of experience in workforce development programs and technology in both the private and public sector. Sahaar started her career in the Ad and Mar Tech space within a Business Development capacity. During her time in the private sector, Sahaar began volunteering as a guest lecturer for Opportunity Youth students, which is where her passion for workforce development programs was first sparked.

    Most recently, Sahaar was the Founding Regional Vice President for YUPRO, a Public Benefit Corporation specializing in Impact Hiring. During her time at YUPRO, Sahaar managed key enterprise accounts and focused on building out the program across six markets and states. Prior to YUPRO, Sahaar served as the Director of Corporate Engagement for Year Up in the Bay Area, where she oversaw the internship and outcomes departments.

    Sahaar received her B.A. Degree in Global and International Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

  • Trevor Schulze
    CIO
    Alteryx

  • Piyoush Sharma
    Co-Author, The Purple Book of Software Security
    Head of Enterprise Security & Technology Operations
    Zuora

  • Muddu Sudhakar
    CEO
    Aisera

    Muddu Sudhakar is successful entrepreneur and executive. Muddu Sudhakar was VP & GM of big data, machine learning/AI, security and IoT at Splunk.  At Splunk, Muddu has been working on applications of AI/machine learning, big data platform, thin and thick app development platform, open source technologies, IoT analytics solutions and cyber security products. Before that, Muddu was CEO of Caspida. Caspida is the leader in next-generation cyber security and threat detection using machine learning. Muddu and team are instrumental in creating new cyber security market category called “User Behavioral Analytics (UBA)”. Muddu was VP & GM at VMware and Pivotal from 2012 to 2014 for big data analytics, machine learning and cloud services. At VMware & Pivotal, Muddu had responsibility for a wide range of projects including big data analytics, cloud services, and mobile security. Muddu was co-founder and CEO of Cetas which was acquired by VMware in 2012.  At EMC, Muddu was Chief Strategy Advisor, VP & GM for Cloud Information Services. Muddu was CEO & Founder of Kazeon from 2003 to 2010 which was acquired by EMC and Kazeon is leader in Enterprise Information Management. Muddu led Kazeon to be a leader in Information Security, eDiscovery, and Enterprise Search markets. Before Kazeon in 2003, he was Co-founder & President of Sanera Systems, a next-generation SAN technology company. Sanera was started in 1999 and was acquired by McData (Brocade) in 2003.  From 1996 to 2000, Sudhakar was lead architect and designer of CPU and server technology at Silicon Graphics, Inc. 

    Sudhakar holds a PhD and MS in Computer Science from University of California, Los Angeles and a BS in Electronics & Communications Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.  He is widely published in industry journals and conference proceedings and has more than 20 patents in Cyber Security, Big data analytics, Machine learning, Analytics, Cloud Services, SaaS Apps, Enterprise Search, Information Management, Distributed systems, Storage technologies, SAN/NAS, Server technologies, Virtualization, Search, Information security, Networking technology and VLSI chip design.

  • Josh Tamayo-Sarver
    VP Innovation
    Viituity

    Joshua Tamayo-Sarver, MD, PhD, FACEP is Vice President of Innovation at Inflect Health, overseeing the healthcare innovation efforts that leverage technology through strategic partnership, investment, or internal incubation. He is passionate about transforming healthcare so that every encounter between the patient and the healthcare system is rewarding, productive, and positive for the patient, the provider, and the system. In addition to being the VP of Innovation, he works as a staff physician in the Emergency Department at Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose, California, where he is the past Department Vice-Chair and Director of Quality Improvement. He holds a bachelor's degree with honors in biochemistry from Harvard University, a certificate in negotiation from the School of Law and Harvard University, a medical degree from Case Western Reserve University, and a 10x10 certificate in medical informatics from Oregon Health Sciences University. Dr. Tamayo-Sarver completed his PhD at Case Western Reserve University in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. He completed his residency in emergency medicine at Harbor-University of California, Los Angeles. He also spent a year working as an EMT and health educator in El Salvador.  He has started various businesses, including a health technology startup and a psychotherapy center for neurodiverse kids. He has been involved in the creation of many health technology innovations and multiple patent applications. He is board certified in Emergency Medicine and Clinical Informatics.

  • Hugo Vliegen
    VP, Product Management
    Aryaka

    Hugo Vliegen serves as Vice-President of Product Management for Aryaka Networks. In this role, he is responsible for the development of innovative products, services and strategies which allow IT organizations to consume global networking services the way they would consume SaaS applications like Salesforce and infrastructure-as-service like AWS and Azure, with the objective to drive the digital transformation agendas within their respective organizations.

    He brings to the company 25+ years of experience in marketing & technology leadership roles in startups and Fortune 100 companies. Prior to Aryaka, he worked at Cisco Systems, where he served as a Senior Director responsible for a $4 billion enterprise networking & security portfolio. Hugo received a Ph.D. in Engineering from the University of Twente, and MS & BS Industrial Engineering degrees from the Eindhoven University of Technology in The Netherlands.

  • Sadeepa Wijesekara
    SVP Technology
    Advantage Solutions

    Sadeepa Wijesekara is a technology leader with 20+ years of progressive experience building strong engaged teams, delivering scalable innovative solutions and driving impactful change in public enterprises and growing startups. At Advantage Solutions, he is leading technology teams that deliver applications and data for the company. He has a unique background with engineering software products for mass consumers and running compliant and secure enterprise IT systems. Sadeepa has held various leadership and executive positions at Oracle, JPMorgan, Intuit and Taskrabbit. He enjoys advising startups and mentoring aspiring leaders.

  • Tony Young
    CIO
    Sophos

    Tony joined Sophos as Chief Information Officer (CIO) in 2016. In this role he is responsible for the strategy, security and management of the global IT organization, and the security of data for Sophos’ 53,000 partners and 4000,000 customers worldwide.

    Prior to joining Sophos, Tony was chief information officer at GoPro, the camera maker and content enabler. Prior to GoPro, Tony served as senior vice president for Informatica Cloud and Subscription Sales where he was responsible for growing Informatica’s global Cloud business. During his career at Informatica Tony also served as chief information officer, and as executive director of North Asia based in China.

    Prior to joining Informatica in 2002, Tony worked at Converge as the Director of Exchange Applications and Mindcrossing as vice president product development. Tony began his career at Hewlett Packard (HP) as a software developer and served for 11 years in a number of information technology and marketing roles. Tony holds a bachelor's degree in Information Systems and a master's degree in Business Administration from Santa Clara University, CA.

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April 21, 2022, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM PT

 

8:00 - 9:00 AM - Breakfast and Networking


9:00 - 9:20 AM - Welcome and Introduction 

Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy

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


9:20 - 9:30 AM - Digital Interview: The New Leadership Paradigm: Why Tech Executives Must Shift from a ‘Command-and-Control’ Model to ‘Trust and Inspire’ 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 latest book Trust and Inspire, shares why a ‘Command-and-Control’ leadership style no longer works and how a ‘Trust and Inspire’ 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.


9:30 - 9:45 AM - Executive Fireside Chat: Effective Decision-Making in the “What Could Possibly Happen Next?” Era

Ralph Loura, SVP & CIO, Lumentum interviewed by Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy

The rate, variety and breadth of dramatic change occurring across the world (War in Ukraine, Pandemic Waves, Supply-Chain Shortages, The Great Resignation, Surging Fuel Prices) is forcing leaders to be nimbler and more creative than ever.

Ralph will share his perspectives on how technology leaders need to think and lead differently in regards to talent, risk mitigation, digital transformation, vendor management and other aspects of the CIO/technology leadership role.


9:45 - 10:05 AM - Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


10:05 - 10:40 AM - Executive Panel: Leading Boldly and Authentically – Inspiring Trust and Winning in Turbulent Times

Moderator: Rob Lloyd, Deputy City Manager/Chief Information Officer, City of San Jose

Rohit Jain, VP for Systems and Transformation, Upwork

Ralph Loura, SVP & CIO, Lumentum

Trevor Schulze, CIO, Alteryx

Sadeepa Wijesekara, SVP Technology, Advantage Solutions

The War in Ukraine, The Great Resignation, Global Supply-Chain Challenges and Energy Constraints. These are just a few of the unprecedented disruptions that are impacting members of the senior leadership team and their strategic focus. These events on top of the digital pivot most companies have made since March 2020 have created new opportunities for CIOs, CISOs, and business technology executives to play a deeper role in designing the future of the business and in the shape of the organization. Technology leaders and other executives are placing heightened focus on fostering Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (DEI &B) across the organization so that all voices are being heard and to bring a variety of perspectives into innovation. This is a critical time for technology executives to demonstrate bold, authentic and inclusive leadership to help inspire employees and foster an environment of trust.

In this powerful Executive Panel discussion, world-class CIOs and technology executives will share how they’ve adapted their leadership styles to help galvanize the team around a shared mission and to stimulate a collaborative and inclusive culture that can spark innovation, foster a spirit of connectedness and drive successful business outcomes.


10:40 - 11:05 AM - Executive Fireside Chat: The Shifting Role of IT & Technology in Improving Employee Experience & Retention

Sagi Eliyahu, CEO, Tonkean interviewed by Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy

With the mainstream adoption of hybrid work culture, employees have more choices today than ever on who to work for. To retain their top talent, business leaders must deliver a great employee experience, and technology plays a critical role in that. Gone are the days when employees will put up with the poor experience of a legacy tech stack that forces people to spend hours doing mundane, tedious work instead of focusing on what they were hired to do. People don't want to be limited by technology but rather empowered by it.

In this fireside chat, Sagi, the Founder & CEO of Tonkean will talk about the critical role IT plays in transforming the employee experience. He will share practical experiences on how software can be better leveraged to uplevel people and help businesses attract, empower, and keep their top talent.


11:05 - 11:25 - Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


11:25 - 12:00 PM - Executive Panel: Accelerating Your Winning IT Strategy with World Class Technologies and Partnerships

Moderator: Stuart EvansDistinguished Service Professor, Carnegie Mellon University

Mike Josephson, Manager, Solution Architecture, OutSystems

Michael Nixon, Vice President of Product, SnapLogic

Muddu Sudhakar, Founder & CEO, Aisera

Joshua Tamayo-Sarver, MD, PhD, FACEP, FAMIA, Vice President of Innovation, Vituity & Inflect Health

Josh Varela, Director, Contact Center Sales, Ring Central

Advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, data analytics, application development tools and modern development platforms can enable business technology leaders to identify potential use cases and make a meaningful impact on the business. These and other technologies can help better safeguard enterprises against cyber threats, create digital experiences that improve an organization's operational efficiency, increase revenue, and reduce technical debt. This panel of executives will share use cases for leveraging advanced technologies and partnerships that are enabling competitive differentiation and speed to market.


12:00 - 1:00 PM - Lunch and Networking

Association Partner Spotlight: Genesys Works

Sahaar Rezaie, Executive Director, Genesys Works will share an update on providing pathways to career success for high school students in underserved communities through skills training, meaningful work experience, and impactful relationships.

SIM San Francisco Bay Area update 

HMG Global Leadership Institute Awards Program

Awards being presented to:

Chris Bedi, CIO, ServiceNow

Gautham Pallapa, Senior Executive Advisor, VMWare, Inc.

Trevor Schulze, CIO, Alteryx

Previous Award Winners Include:

Snehal Antani, CEO, Horizon3.aiFormer CTO, U.S. Department of Defense

Ashwin Ballal, SVP & CIO, Medallia

Julie Cullivan, Chief Technology and Privacy Officer, Forescout Technologies

Tom Cullen, CIO, Corsair

Nicole Eagan, Chief Strategy & AI Officer, Darktrace

Moustafa ElBialy, CIO, Kleiner Perkins

Paul Fipps, Senior Vice President, Customer and Partner Excellence, Under Armor

Nancy Flores, Chief Information Technology Officer, McKesson

Marcus Fowler, Director of Strategic Threat, Darktrace

Jay Gonzales, CISO, Samsung Semiconductor

Chris Jaquet, CISO, Hertz

Chad Kalmes, VP Technical Operations, PagerDuty

Prakash Kota, SVP & CIO, AutoDesk

Tony Leng, Managing Director, Diversified Search

Steve Phillpott, CIO, Western Digital Corporation

Jon Roller, CIO, Horsley Bridge Partners

Naresh Shanker, CTO, Xerox


1:00 - 1:10 PM - Executive Fireside Chat: The Future of Cyber Warfare

Snehal Antani, CEO, Horizon3.ai interviewed by Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy


1:10 - 1:45 PM - Executive Panel: Safeguarding the Enterprise Against Escalating Global Cyber Threats

Moderator: Tony Young, EVP and Chief Information Officer, Sophos

Snehal Antani, CEO, Horizon3.ai 

Jeff Miller, Chief Information Officer, Quantinuum

Piyoush SharmaHead of Enterprise Security & Technology Operations, Zuora

Hugo Vliegen, Senior Vice-President, Product Management, Aryaka Networks

Ransomware attacks are up a whopping 500% in 2021. Meanwhile, the nature of recent attacks including Log4j 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.


1:45 - 2:05 PM - Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


2:05 - 2:15 PM - Executive Interview: Leading with Empathy

Gautham Pallapa, Senior Executive Advisor, VMWare, will discuss his new book, Leading with Empathy, with Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy


2:15 - 2:40 PM - Executive Fireside Chat:

Zoe Koven, Vice President, Customer Advocacy, Zendesk interviewed by Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy 

Zendesk embarked on a digital transformation initiative with its software at the center. Zoe will share lessons learned on the people side of change, IT & business partnership and how to think about your service organization as a revenue driver.  


2:40 - 3:00 PM - Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


3:00 - 3:35 PM - Executive Panel: Acting as a Talent Magnet to Attract and Retain the Best and the Brightest

Moderator: Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy 

Shaun Braun, SVP Digital Transformation, 3M

Steve Caliger, Managing Partner, The Loring Group

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

Michael Piacente, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Hitch Partners

As the global war for talent continues to escalate, savvy CIOs and technology executives position their leadership styles to help attract and retain the skills and resources needed to move the 21st-century enterprise forward. This includes demonstrating authentic and inclusive approaches to solving critical challenges together and listening and responding thoughtfully to the needs and interests of employees.

In this executive panel discussion, top-tier CIOs, technology leaders and search executives share their recommendations for tech executives to strengthen their leadership acumen and promote their personal brands to retain and attract world-class business technology talent.


3:35 PM - 4:10 PM - Executive Panel: The Tech Leader as the Cultural Accelerator in Powering the Digital Enterprise

Moderator: Tony Leng, Managing Director, Practice Lead and OMP, Diversified Search

Ekta Chopra, Chief Digital Officer, e.l.f.

Patricia Hatter, Chief Customer Officer, Palo Alto Networks

Sineesh Keshav, Managing Director, Chief Technology Officer, Prologis

Rusty Patel, SVP & CIO, Tenneco

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 order to drive this type of dramatic change, bold leadership is needed to guide the cultural transformation that’s needed for the enterprise to succeed. Technology executives are ideally positioned to guide the transition to an agile culture in a flat, open hybrid workplace and leverage their leadership competencies to help retain and attract the digital skills needed for the modern enterprise. In this captivating executive panel discussion, world-class business technology executives will share how they are applying an innovative approach to help to transform their companies’ business models and to guide the cultural evolution needed for the digital enterprise to fire on all cylinders.


4:10 - 4:30 PM - Raffle Prizes and Closing Remarks

 

Presenting Partners

  • Tonkean

    Tonkean is the OS for Business Operations, empowering operations teams to rapidly improve efficiency with an enterprise-grade, composable automation platform. By allowing ops teams to automate, monitor, and manage mission-critical business processes with no-code, while still maintaining compliance and security, Tonkean enables enterprises to accelerate operational velocity at scale. The Tonkean platform makes automating complex business processes simple and accessible to non-developers, such as business operations teams and process owners, by abstracting the high technical barrier and coding expertise needed to deliver robust, enterprise-grade process solutions via composability. Ops teams compose custom process solutions using building blocks called “enterprise components” or ECs. ECs are modular, interchangeable, and reusable capabilities that perform actions or complete steps in a business process. ECs are fully governed and curated, typically by IT. They can be adopted from vendors or custom built, or they can simply be extensions of existing tools and systems. This allows ops and process experts to rapidly build holistic process solutions that can work with different systems, easily adapt to changing needs, and measure cross-functional KPIs–all with no-code and no change management. Enterprises like Google, EVERSANA, Instacart, Grubhub, Crypto.com, and more rely on Tonkean to optimize and align their operations across functions—including sales, marketing, customer support, legal, finance, and more. With Tonkean, enterprises can expand the pie of who can deliver software to make a world of Makers.

    https://tonkean.com/
  • Zendesk

    The best customer experiences are built with Zendesk. Zendesk’s powerful and flexible customer service and engagement platform scales to meet the needs of any business, from startups and small businesses to growth companies and enterprises. Zendesk serves businesses across a multitude of industries, with more than 100,000 paid customer accounts offering service and support in more than 30 languages. Headquartered in San Francisco, Zendesk operates worldwide with 15 offices in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and South America.

    https://www.zendesk.com/

Platinum Partners

  • 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.

    https://www.aisera.com/
  • 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.

    https://www.aryaka.com/?utm_source=hmg&utm_medium=syndication&utm_content=home-page
  • OutSystems

    OutSystems is a global leader in high-performance application development. We partner with visionaries to turn their big ideas into software that moves business, people and the world forward. The OutSystems high-performance low-code platform gives technology leaders and developers the tools they need to rapidly build, deploy and manage their own business-critical applications. The company’s network spans more than 600,000 community members, 400+ partners, and active customers in 87 countries across 22 industries. OutSystems is “The #1 Low-Code Platform®” and a recognized leader by analysts, IT executives, business leaders, and developers around the world.

    https://www.outsystems.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™) 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.

    https://www.ringcentral.com/
  • SnapLogic

    SnapLogic provides the #1 Intelligent Integration Platform. The company’s AI-powered workflows and self-service integration capabilities make it fast and easy for organizations to manage all their application integration, data integration, API management, B2B integration, and data engineering projects on a single, scalable platform. Hundreds of Global 2000 customers — including Adobe, AstraZeneca, Box, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Emirates, Magellan Health, Schneider Electric, and Wendy’s — rely on SnapLogic to automate business processes, accelerate analytics, and drive digital transformation. Learn more at snaplogic.com.

    https://www.snaplogic.com/

Gold Partners

  • Intelliswift

    At Intelliswift, we believe the future belongs to those who love the new. To people who enjoy the journey of business transformation. As a leader in world-class IT solutions and services, loving and embracing “new” is second nature to us – new customers, technologies, challenges, insights, and business processes. We develop some of the most sought-after solutions in Digital Product Engineering, Data Management & Analytics, and MSP/VMS staffing solutions. With our experienced team, we can help you deliver an unmatched end-customer experience. We’d love to enable your business to embrace the dynamic and fast-evolving technology, at the speed of demand.

    https://www.intelliswift.com/
  • Moveworks

    Moveworks is a cloud-based AI platform, purpose-built for large enterprises, that solves one, big, frustrating problem: Resolving employees’ IT support issues. Instead of tracking issues, Moveworks uses advanced AI to solve them, instantly and automatically - with no human intervention. Moveworks is pre-trained to understand IT support issues, so it delivers right away and continues to get smarter with every interaction. Moveworks enables IT teams at companies like Broadcom, Autodesk, Nutanix, Medallia and Western Digital to deliver a radically better employee experience using machine learning and AI.

    https://www.moveworks.ai/
  • Sprinklr

    Sprinklr is a leading enterprise software company for all customer-facing functions. With advanced AI, Sprinklr's unified customer experience management (Unified-CXM) platform helps companies deliver human experiences to every customer, every time, across any modern channel. Headquartered in New York City with employees around the world, Sprinklr works with more than 1,000 of the world’s most valuable enterprises — global brands like Microsoft, P&G, Samsung and more than 50% of the Fortune 100.

    https://www.sprinklr.com/
  • Synopsys

    Synopsys builds trust in software by enabling organizations to manage application security, quality, and compliance risks at the speed their business demands. Our market-leading solutions help developers to secure code as fast as they write it; development and DevSecOps teams to automate testing within development pipelines without compromising velocity; and security teams to proactively manage risk and focus remediation efforts on what matters most. With Synopsys, organizations can transform the way they build and deliver software, aligning people, processes, and technology to intelligently address software risks across their portfolio and at all stages of the application lifecycle.

    https://www.synopsys.com/software-integrity
  • Upwork

    Upwork is the world’s work marketplace. We serve everyone from one-person startups to over 30% of the Fortune 100 with a powerful, trust-driven platform that enables companies and talent to work together in new ways that unlock their potential. Our talent community earned over $3.3 billion on Upwork in 2021 across more than 10,000 skills in categories including website & app development, creative & design, customer support, finance & accounting, consulting, and operations. Learn more at upwork.com.

    https://www.upwork.com/

Marketplace Partners

  • 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
  • BetterCloud

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

    https://www.bettercloud.com/
  • 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/
  • Fortinet

    Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) makes possible a digital world that we can always trust through its mission to protect people, devices, and data everywhere. This is why the world’s largest enterprises, service providers, and government organizations choose Fortinet to securely accelerate their digital journey. The Fortinet Security Fabric platform delivers broad, integrated, and automated protections across the entire digital attack surface, securing critical devices, data, applications, and connections from the data center to the cloud to the home office. Ranking #1 in the most security appliances shipped worldwide, more than 565,000 customers trust Fortinet to protect their businesses. And the Fortinet NSE Training Institute, an initiative of Fortinet’s Training Advancement Agenda (TAA), provides one of the largest and broadest training programs in the industry to make cyber training and new career opportunities available to everyone. Learn more at https://www.fortinet.com, the Fortinet Blog, or FortiGuard Labs.

    https://www.fortinet.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/
  • Nutanix

    Financial Services firms have invested in Nutanix to accelerate their digital transformation and cloud initiatives. Our success in FinServ is attributed to our ability to offer simple cloud services that are operational resilient for business-critical, client-facing, and production workloads. Nutanix is a software based hybrid cloud platform that is: 1) Easy 2) Intelligent 3) Resilient 4) Leverages a subscription model Our Vision: Make clouds invisible, freeing customers to focus on their business outcomes

    https://www.nutanix.com/solutions/financial-services
  • Palo Alto Networks

    Palo Alto Networks, the global cybersecurity leader, is shaping the cloud-centric future with technology that is transforming the way people and organizations operate. Our mission is to be the cybersecurity partner of choice, protecting our digital way of life. We help address the world's greatest security challenges with continuous innovation that seizes the latest breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, analytics, automation, and orchestration. By delivering an integrated platform and empowering a growing ecosystem of partners, we are at the forefront of protecting tens of thousands of organizations across clouds, networks, and mobile devices. Our vision is a world where each day is safer and more secure than the one before. For more information, visit www.paloaltonetworks.com.

    www.paloaltonetworks.com
  • 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.

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

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

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

    Strata is pioneering the concept of Identity Orchestration for distributed, multi-cloud identity. Strata’s Maverics Platform enables enterprises to seamlessly unify on-premises and cloud-based authentication and access systems for consistent identity management in multi-cloud environments. Strata’s distributed approach to identity enables organizations to break decades-old vendor lock-in, preventing a broader transition of enterprise workloads to the public cloud. The company’s founders co-authored the SAML open standard for identity interoperability, created the first cloud identity services, delivered the first open-source identity products, and are now building the first distributed identity platform. For more information, visit us on the Web and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

  • Tonkean

    Tonkean is the OS for Business Operations, empowering operations teams to rapidly improve efficiency with an enterprise-grade, composable automation platform. By allowing ops teams to automate, monitor, and manage mission-critical business processes with no-code, while still maintaining compliance and security, Tonkean enables enterprises to accelerate operational velocity at scale. The Tonkean platform makes automating complex business processes simple and accessible to non-developers, such as business operations teams and process owners, by abstracting the high technical barrier and coding expertise needed to deliver robust, enterprise-grade process solutions via composability. Ops teams compose custom process solutions using building blocks called “enterprise components” or ECs. ECs are modular, interchangeable, and reusable capabilities that perform actions or complete steps in a business process. ECs are fully governed and curated, typically by IT. They can be adopted from vendors or custom built, or they can simply be extensions of existing tools and systems. This allows ops and process experts to rapidly build holistic process solutions that can work with different systems, easily adapt to changing needs, and measure cross-functional KPIs–all with no-code and no change management. Enterprises like Google, EVERSANA, Instacart, Grubhub, Crypto.com, and more rely on Tonkean to optimize and align their operations across functions—including sales, marketing, customer support, legal, finance, and more. With Tonkean, enterprises can expand the pie of who can deliver software to make a world of Makers.

    https://tonkean.com/
  • Upwork

    Upwork is the world’s work marketplace. We serve everyone from one-person startups to over 30% of the Fortune 100 with a powerful, trust-driven platform that enables companies and talent to work together in new ways that unlock their potential. Our talent community earned over $3.3 billion on Upwork in 2021 across more than 10,000 skills in categories including website & app development, creative & design, customer support, finance & accounting, consulting, and operations. Learn more at upwork.com.

    https://www.upwork.com/
  • Zoom

    Zoom is for you. Zoom is a space where you can connect to others, share ideas, make plans, and build toward a future limited only by your imagination. Our frictionless communications platform is the only one that started with video as its foundation, and we have set the standard for innovation ever since. That is why we are an intuitive, scalable, and secure choice for large enterprises, small businesses, and individuals alike. Founded in 2011, Zoom is publicly traded (NASDAQ:ZM) and headquartered in San Jose, California. Visit zoom.com and follow @zoom.

    https://zoom.us
  • 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/

Strategic Partners

  • Egon Zehnder

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    https://www.spencerstuart.com

Alliance Partners

  • Amplify Partners

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    http://lsvp.com
  • Sequoia Capital

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

    https://www.sequoiacap.com

Association Partners

  • Genesys Works

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

    www.genesysworks.org
  • SIM San Francisco Bay Area

    Welcome to the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of SIM! The Chapter strives to strengthen professional communications among members who direct the application of information technology in private and public organizations. Chapter activities include: Meeting to share innovative ideas and real world experiences which address enterprise information needs. We have excellent speakers both from our membership, and bring in industry executives and subject matter experts from many sources. Providing presentations by leading national information-management professionals and executives who benefit from management-information systems. Challenging our comfort levels by exchanging ideas with peers and business counterparts. Being a resource for each other, and personal networking.

    https://chapter.simnet.org/sanfranciscobayarea/home

Hotel Nia - Brilliance Ballroom

200 Independence Drive
Menlo Park

Room Rate: $449

Reservation Due Date: Wednesday March 30th 2022

Reservation Method: Call the Hotel directly (650) 900-3434 or central reservations (855) 425-7200 and reference “HMG Strategy 2022 Silicon Valley Global Innovation Summit"

 

The CIO Executive Leadership Summit is created for CIOs/IT leaders. It also has a 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.

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

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

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