Past Summits

2022 HMG Live! Global Women in Technology Summit

The Authentic Female Leader - Fostering Inclusivity in a Hybrid World

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 inclusivity 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.


  • Diane K. Adams
    Chief Culture and Talent Officer
    Sprinklr

    Many people talk about transformation. Diane Adams LIVES and TEACHES it.

    As a professional speaker, author, business leader of world-class Culture and Talent organizations, and expert in culture and transformations, Diane is dedicated to a simple premise – that people live their best lives – personally and professionally.

    She has devoted her career to building and studying the role of culture in a company’s success. As Chief Culture and Talent Officer at Sprinklr, Diane and her team have built a high-performance and inclusive culture, with record results in the areas or employee happiness and captivation, recruiting, learning and development and in managing through the COVID pandemic in a healthy and heartfelt way. As a result of this transformation, Sprinklr was recently recognized by the following as an Employer of Choice: Glassdoor - Sprinklr Named a Best Private Company to Work for During COVID!; Forbes - 50 Best Cloud Companies to Work For; Wealthfront - 2021 Career Launching Company; Built in - Best 100 Large Companies to Work For.

    Diane’s “culture first” approach has resulted in a proven track-record of scaling businesses that in turn, have doubled, tripled, and increased their revenue streams 10x, during her tenures at three separate public companies where she served prior to joining Sprinklr.

    Prior to Sprinklr, Diane served as Chief Culture and Talent Officer at McGraw-Hill Education, and previously, as Chief People Officer at data-analytics powerhouse Qlik Technologies. She also served as Executive Vice President, Culture and Talent at Allscripts, a leader in healthcare information technology solutions. Prior to that role, Diane held a variety of human resources senior-leadership positions in her 14-year tenure with Cisco Systems, including leading a 35,000-person organization, and overseeing one of the fastest and most-successful corporate expansions in history.

    Diane is the author of More than Casual Fridays and Free Coffee: Building a Business Culture that Works for Everyone. Giving back is a priority for Diane and she currently serves as a Chancellor on the International Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Board, where she is a recipient of the “Living and Giving” award. She serves on the BetterWorks Advisory Board and the Livongo Foundation Board. She previously served on the North Carolina Communities in School Board, NC Center for Entrepreneurial Development, Make a Wish Foundation, and served as Chair of “Go Red” within the American Heart Association. She also is a past recipient of the “Women in Leadership” award for making an impact in business and the community within the North Carolina Research Triangle Park. Her work and accomplishments have been featured or cited in numerous publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, and Success magazine, among others.

    Diane holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and she previously served on the UNC Board of Visitors.

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

    Renee Arrington offers clients over 20 years’ experience in retained executive search. She excels in recruiting senior executive talent for Fortune 500 companies, private-equity-backed businesses and not-for-profit organizations. She is a member of the Pearson Partners board of directors and leads the firm’s Fort Worth office and CIO and IT leadership practice with clients in technology, retail, financial services, business services, distribution and R&D. Renee conducts searches for board members, presidents and executive directors among other senior leadership positions.

    Renee was named one of the top 40 Gatekeepers to the C-Suite by Hunt Scanlon Media, a search industry analyst. She is an active member of IIC Partners and the Association for Executive Search Consultants (AESC).

    Renee is attentive to diversity and believes a well-run search can deliver market insight. Renee appreciates the value of using assessment instruments as part of the search.Prior to joining Pearson Partners in 2006, Renee was a vice president in the technology practice of a global retained search firm, and was previously a shareholder and partner in the technology practice of another global firm.

    In addition to serving on Pearson Partners’ board of directors, Renee serves on the board of directors of IIC Partners, one of the world’s top 10 executive search organizations, with 50 offices in 35 countries (Pearson Partners is a member of IIC Partners). Additionally, she serves on the boards of directors of the Dallas/Fort Worth chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM), the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) North Texas Chapter and the Foundation for the Young Women’s Leadership Academy in Fort Worth, where she serves as chairman of the board. She is an executive committee member of Dallas Executive Women’s Roundtable (EWR) and a member of Fort Worth’s Women Steering Business (WSB). Renee has previously served on the board of North Texas Public Broadcasting (NPR Affiliate) and was board chairman of the YWCA of both Fort Worth and Tarrant Counties and the Fort Worth Westside YMCA.

    Renee was honored with the Association of Executive Search & Leadership Consultants’ prestigious Commitment to the Community Award in 2018, recognizing her excellence in executive search and leadership consulting together with her strong commitment to community service and volunteerism toward charitable causes. She has been selected as a 2018 C-Suite Award Winner by the Fort Worth Business Press for her business leadership as well as the civic and social contributions she has made to the community of Fort Worth and its organizations.

    Renee is a frequent speaker at the HMG Strategy CIO Summits around the country, and is a prolific business writer, having written a monthly column for CIO Decisions magazine and been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, CareerJournal.com, IT World, Network World and Business Process Outsourcing: The Competitive Advantage (Wiley 2005). She was honored among the finalists in D CEO’s 2016 CIO/CTO Awards in the Technology Advocate category.

    Renee earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from Trinity University and studied at Parsons School of Design in Paris. She and her husband, Michael, live in Fort Worth.

  • Dora Boussias
    Director, Enterprise Architecture & Data Strategy
    Stryker

    Business data and technology leader with deep domain expertise in data, analytics, enterprise architecture and digital transformation; accustomed to walking the line between Business & IT, comfortable with driving change at global organizations, focused on making meaningful impact to the organization and its ultimate beneficiary, be it patient or customer.

    Leading with authenticity, empathy, inclusiveness and resilience, strives to drive trusted partnerships to define, design, and implement cross-functional solutions that balance strategic direction with pragmatic needs, simplify processes, boost operational efficacy, and bring timely, relevant, high quality data for the right business decisions.

    Currently and throughout most her career in leadership roles of enterprise-wide reach, Dora has had the opportunity to make an impact with her work at global organizations such as Stryker, GE, and Prudential. Her 25+ year career includes exposure to Financial Services, Healthcare/Medical Technology, and Retail.

  • Cindy Finkelman
    Strategic Advisor
    Mantissa Group LLC

    Cindy Finkelman joined FactSet Research Systems as Chief Information Officer in June 2015.  Cindy is responsible for Enterprise Transformation, Project Management, Security and Enterprise Risk Management; and works with senior business leaders to build strategic, effective and efficient capabilities through innovative and transformational programs.  Cindy was recognized as CIO of the Year by the 2017 Markets Media Women in Finance Awards, for her transformative impact on the company, her mentoring of women technologists and her philanthropic work.

    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 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 currently a Board member of the Society for Information Management (SIM) NY chapter where she is responsible for the Program Committee and actively participates in SIM Women. 

  • Kathleen Fitzpatrick
    CIO
    Russell Reynolds Associates

    Kathleen Fitzpatrick is the Chief Information Officer of Russell Reynolds Associates. Based in New York, Kathleen is responsible for driving the firm’s overall technology strategy and providing leadership and support for the firm’s major IS initiatives.

    Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Kathleen was the head of global development and Shared Services at Citigroup, where she was responsible for global IT solutions development for Citi Private Bank. Prior to Citigroup, she was the head of front office technology at UBS Wealth Management, where she oversaw front-office technology including a leading broker platform, client online services, identity and security management, wealth management toolsets, managed accounts, and enterprise data warehouse. Prior to that, she held technology roles of increasing seniority at PaineWebber.

    Kathleen holds a BS degree in mathematics and computer sciences from Binghamton University.

  • Mamar Gelaye
    VP - Ops Tech IT
    Amazon

  • Karen Gibson
    SVP, Digital Health
    Quidel

    Karen Gibson joined Quidel in April, 2015 as the VP of Information Services.   Quidel creates rapid diagnostic tools for the clinical setting.   In this role,  she is focused on streamlining operations and using information and technology to enable new market opportunities.  

    A recognized industry leader,  Karen is passionate about using information technology to improve healthcare and has had roles throughout the life sciences space.    

    Formerly the CIO for McKesson’s Specialty Health division,  Karen’s team provided all IT services for an integrated network of over 500 community-based oncology clinics, specialty pharmacies, and diagnostic laboratories.   Prior to McKesson,  Karen was the first CIO for Life Technologies,  a global life sciences company providing scientific tools for research and drug discovery.   During her tenure, her team successfully implemented a global transformation strategy that included an industry recognized e-commerce system that “consumerized” the purchase of scientific research products.     Before Life Technologies, Karen was the CIO and e-business leader of GE Medical Systems IT – a business that delivered hardware and software solutions to healthcare providers around the world. She ran the IT organization,  as well as a services team providing cloud-based radiology image storage.     Karen has also held leadership roles within other GE divisions and Ethicon Endo-Surgery (a Johnson & Johnson company).

    Karen holds a B.S. in Computer Technology from Purdue University, as well as an M.B.A. from Ohio University.

  • Daphne Jones
    Board of Directors AMN Healthcare, Barnes Group, Inc. and Masonite International
    Founder
    Destiny Transformations Group

    Daphne E. Jones is an accomplished and seasoned executive with extensive experience using digital technologies strategically, entrepreneurially, and globally within multi-national corporations. She has over thirty years of experience in general management and executive level roles at IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Hospira (now Pfizer) and General Electric. During her tenure at GE, she served as: SVP for Future of Work, SVP & CIO.  She ran IT for Product Engineering, Imaging, and Ultrasound, and was Senior Executive & CIO For Global Services – all comprising a $13B segment within GE Healthcare.

    Prior to GE Healthcare, her early career days were spent at IBM and Johnson & Johnson as an IT Executive followed by her role as a Corporate Officer, SVP & CIO at Hospira, Inc. a  $5B global pharmaceutical and infusion technology company.  She was the first woman and African American to report to the Chairman of the Board with accountability for all aspects of Hospira’s enterprise, cyber, digital & analytics technology. A driver of change acceleration and leadership development, her career has been spent using digital technologies to transform business models, distribution channels and products. 

    Daphne serves on the board of directors for AMN Healthcare, Inc., Barnes Group Inc, and Masonite International Corp and is regarded as an authority on how to prepare for and land a corporate board seat.  She is the recipient of the University of West Indies’ Luminary Award,  was named one of Illinois’ Most Powerful and Influential Women by the National Diversity Council, and was Computerworld Premier 100 CIO.   She is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), Accenture Cybersecurity Women’s Council, The Digital Directors Network (DDN), and Executive Leadership Council (ELC). 

    Daphne’s contemporary experience and thought-leadership helps drive innovation globally; enabling business transformation across major industries.  A corporate advisor, mentor and budding author; her inspiring life story from poverty to executive leadership has made her a sought after speaker and consultant.

    Daphne earned her MBA and BS from Illinois State University.

  • Lori Lagares
    VP of Customer Success
    Nexthink

    Lorie is a dynamic senior level management executive with extensive experience in customer success, professional services, operations, and career coaching. Currently, the VP of Global Customer Success at Nexthink, she is responsible for the strategic vision and innovative approach in leading customer-facing teams. She is a creative and results-oriented problem solver with the ability to develop solutions to resolve complex business and technical challenges. Loire is passionate about crafting solutions that work for both customers and her teams. Prior to Nexthink, Lorie lead the global Client & Technical Services teams at LogMeIn and Genesys. 

  • Lesley Ma
    VP, Chief Information Officer; Chief Data Officer; Interim Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer
    NSF International

     

  • Hunter Muller
    President and CEO
    HMG Strategy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Alexa Raad
    Chief Policy and Regulatory Affairs Officer
    HUMAN Security

    Alexa Raad has deep knowledge in the cybersecurity, DNS and internet infrastructure industries and is the author of a US and European patent in cybersecurity. In addition, as a 25+ year tech industry veteran and P&L leader, she has served as an advisor to CEOs, C-Suites and private equity teams. She is the Co-Founder of TechSequences, a podcast exploring the intended (and unintended) consequences of the internet and internet related technologies on the way we live, play and work. Passionate about preserving the internet’s utility as a force for good, Alexa has conceived, built and led successful industry-wide coalitions and organizations to address larger issues such as DNS abuse and cybersecurity. She is the Chief People and Policy Officer for Human Security, a global bot detection and mitigation company based in NYC. Alexa serves on the Verified Voting and Advisory Board. She is also a member of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences and has served, by appointment, as a Webby’s judge since 2008.

  • Sabina Schneider
    Chief Solutions Officer
    Globant

    In a region bound with both potential and under penetration in technological transformation, Sabina Schneider oversees Globant’s modern problem-solving for Latin America’s top companies. Her multifaceted approach with her team brings together the company’s complex ecosystems of expertise, combining technology, design, data, and culture to craft intuitive solutions not to meet, but to exceed client expectations.

    Coming from a hard-skill career background in big data and backend scalable platforms, Sabina joined Globant when it was a startup of 20 people. In the studios, she worked with the diverse team to develop smart corporate products incorporating machine learning, artificial intelligence and image processing to provide long-term value. She credits Globant’s culture of resilience as the driver for its growth and cohesion along the way, focusing on multi cultural diverse teams and a balanced life, where family and friends play a great role in her life.

    Sabina focuses on delivering transformation programs by breaking down big business challenges into actionable elements to achieve a shorter time to market with continuous delivery. She bridges the gap between technical skill and business acumen, and helps companies become more competitive through data-driven, rapid, and dynamic technology solutions.

    Sabina has a passion for languages, effortlessly expressing her ideas in Spanish, German and EnglishShe also enjoys open water swimming, running and being an active present mother, wife and friend.

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

  • Cindy Warner
    Strategic Board Member
    Michigan Economic Development Corporation

    Ms. Warner is a digital visionary who has spent her career leveraging technology to transform Global 1000 organizations. She has been a thought leader in the domains of data privacy and sovereignty, platforms as a service, and creation of technology literate boards within public companies. While not developing and implementing digital strategies for enterprises, Ms. Warner has dedicated her time to public service, working within state government to diversify the economy and re-creating a middle class in her home state of Michigan, where today she serves at the request of the Governor on the Michigan Strategic Fund Board. She has also spent her entire career working to create gender balance within the field of technology, having served as the President of the Michigan Council of Women in Technology, and spent a decade on their governing board. She has worked tirelessly to provide a voice to those less fortunate or who may have lost theirs, including board positions on The Gift of Adoption, bPeace, and other notable non-profit organization. In her free time, Ms. Warner enjoys anything outdoors, including cycling and hiking. 

  • Kelley Watson
    Director, Workplace Solutions
    Southern Company

    Kelley is a results-oriented and accomplished Technology Leader. Currently the Director of Workplace Solutions at Southern Company, Kelley is responsible for the vision, strategy and support of Southern Company’s End User Environment. She has an in-depth understanding of the entire ecosystem of critical IT Services & Infrastructure management including experience implementing multiple programs/initiatives across multiple locations to establish a robust, scalable, reliable environment. Kelley previously spent 22 years at SunTrust Bank and is a proud graduate of Clemson University. 

  • Jennifer Wesson Greenman
    Chief Information Officer
    Cancer Treatment Centers of America Global

    Jennifer Wesson Greenman is the Chief Information Officer of Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA). An accomplished health care executive with over fifteen years’ experience leading diverse teams in innovative technology solution development, delivery and support, Greenman joined CTCA® in July 2019 from H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa, where she served for five years as Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer.

    In her role at CTCA, Greenman works to implement technology advances and enhancements to empower its internal and external partners with a resilient, responsive and high-performing technology infrastructure to meet the broad needs of the patients and families who come to CTCA for their care.   

    At Moffitt, Greenman provided leadership and strategic direction for technologies used across the institution, supporting exceptional care delivery and fueling breakthrough scientific discoveries. During her tenure, Moffitt was recognized as a "Best Place to Work in IT" by Computerworld from 2017 through 2019. Additionally, Moffitt was recognized by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives as a “Healthcare Most Wired” organization in 2019, recognized for exemplifying best practices through the adoption, implementation and use of technology. Prior to that, Greenman worked for Tampa’s Bayfront Health System in a variety of IT management roles, including Chief Information Officer. She started her career as a Solution Delivery Consultant for Cerner Corporation. 

    Greenman obtained an MBA from the University of Florida and undergraduate degrees in Management Information Systems and Finance from Florida State University. She is a member of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives and was recognized by the Tampa Bay Business Journal as a finalist for the "CIO of the Year Award" in 2016 and 2018.

  • Gabrielle Wolfson
    CIO & CDO
    Quest Diagnostics

    Gabrielle Wolfson is Senior Vice President, Chief Information & Digital Officer for Quest Diagnostics.

    Ms. Wolfson leads technology, informatics and digital solutions at Quest, continuing the important work of the Healthcare Technology and Analytics Solutions (HTAS) team to empower consumers, providers, health systems and payers with critical insights to effectively manage population health. She also leads the Quanum Software and Sports Diagnostics businesses.

    Prior to joining Quest in 2019, she served as Global Chief Information Officer for Xerox Corp. There Ms. Wolfson worked on transforming a high cost, complex technology landscape into a dynamic digital business, offering services on demand both internally and externally. Prior to Xerox, Ms. Wolfson was CIO at Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, Panasonic, Integra Life Sciences and Par Pharmaceutical. Earlier, she was a practice leader in life sciences and pharmaceutical industries at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

    Ms. Wolfson holds a master’s degree in technology management from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Queens College in New York City. She is also a Member of the Governing Body of the Society of Information Management (SIM) and a frequent speaker at CIO executive forums.

  • Sigal Zarmi
    Board Director
    Senior Advisor
    Morgan Stanley

    Sigal Zarmi is a Managing Director, International CIO and the global Head of Transformation at Morgan Stanley. In this dual capacity, she is driving the firm’s innovation agenda through emerging technologies, unlocking technology-fueled sources of value across the business and modernizing the digital experience for our clients and employees.

    As International CIO, she manages our diverse global Technology footprint including the Technology teams in the Global In-house Centers (GICs). She leverages her transformational capacity to optimize our organization, functions and platform to thrive in a continually evolving economic and market climate.

    Sigal is a member of the Technology Operating Committee and the EMEA Operating Committee.

    Sigal joined Morgan Stanley in 2018 from PwC where she led a global network transformation as Vice Chairman and CIO. Before that, Sigal was the CIO of GE Capital Americas, where she spent 18 years in various technology and operations leadership positions. She began her career as a developer at Motorola.

    She holds an MBA from Columbia University in New York City and a B.S. in Engineering from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel.

    Sigal is a senior advisor to multiple technology and cyber companies, start-ups and VCs. She is a passionate advocate for women in technology providing mentorship to aspiring entrepreneurs and technologists, among other community commitments. She was inducted into CIO Magazine’s Hall of Fame in 2021 for her contributions.

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April 27, 2022 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

1:00 - 1:05 PM

Welcome and Introduction 

Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy


1:05 - 1:20 PM

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW:  Women in Tech Sparking Change in the Organization 

Lorie Lagares, VP of Customer Success, Nexthink and Kelley Watson, Director, Workplace Solutions, Southern Company

Research shows that women who support other women are more successful. And technology leaders are in a unique place of influence in their organizations, as the work they do touches everyone within the company reach. So how can technology leaders spark change and mass influence the success of women within their organization?

In this discussion, we discuss the biggest challenges for the next generation of women in tech, how to elevate the voices of women in hybrid working environments, and strategies on implementing mentorship and learning and development programs.  


1:20 - 1:50 PM

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Designing the Future of Work That Works for Everyone

Moderator:  Lesley Ma, CIO and Chief Continuous Improvement Officer, NSF International

Dora Boussias, Transformational Leader, Data Strategy & Architecture 

Kathleen Fitzpatrick, CIO, Russell Reynolds Associates

Alexa Raad, Chief Policy and Regulatory Affairs Officer, HUMAN

Sabina Schneider, Chief Solutions Officer, Globant

Technology leaders play an integral role in helping to design the future of work. As employees want to play a deeper role in determining how, when and who they work for, savvy technology leaders are recognizing the importance of making hybrid work environments more inclusive and equitable for employees. In this compelling discussion, female technology executives will discuss how they are approaching these discussions with employees at their organizations along with valuable advice they’ll share with attendees on how to design the future of work in a way that embraces equity and inclusion while empowering employees to be part of these changes.


1:50 - 2:00 PM

EXECUTIVE FIRESIDE CHAT:  Your Past is in Your Head, Your Future is in Your Hands

Daphne Jones, Board of Directors AMN Healthcare, Barnes Group, Inc. and Masonite International and Founder, Destiny Transformations Group interviewed by Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy.

No matter what professional level, gender or age you are, your future is in your hands. Join Daphne E. Jones and Hunter Muller as they talk about the journeys that are possible if you decide they are.  


2:00 - 2:30 PM

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Approaching the Global War for Talent from a Female Leader’s Perspective

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

Jennifer Wesson Greenman, CIO, Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Cindy Warner, Strategic Board Member, Michigan Economic Development Corporation

Gabrielle Wolfson, CIO & CDO, Quest Diagnostics

The global war for talent is becoming more acute than ever. Anecdotally, technology executives in the HMG community share that it’s becoming more and more difficult to find – and retain – the right people with the right sets of skills to meet the organization’s needs. While some technology executives have suggested that the current environment is akin to a game of musical chairs that will sort itself out in the long run, this doesn’t address the pain that tech leaders and their teams are currently experiencing as they struggle to meet the skills gap. In this enlightening discussion, female technology executives and industry leaders will share the approaches they are taking – and advocating – to empower themselves in their efforts to attract and retain talent in what is arguably the most difficult tech labor market that we’ve seen.


2:30 - 3:00 PM

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  The Indestructible Doyenne: Female Tech Legends Share Their Hard-Fought Lessons Learned

Moderator: Cindy Finkelman, Former CIO, FactSet Research Systems

Diane K. Adams, Chief Culture and Talent Officer, Sprinklr

Mamar Gelaye, VP Ops Tech IT, Amazon

Rhonda Vetere, Former EVP & CIO, Herbalife

Sigal Zarmi, Senior Advisor, Morgan Stanley

It’s not easy being a female technology executive in the C-suite. There’s no shortage of slings and arrows they must avert and overcome in order to succeed and stand on even footing with their male counterparts. In this candid discussion, legendary female technology executives share the lessons they’ve learned scaling the ladder of success in a male-centric C-suite along with advice they would offer to today’s technology executives to help them enable courageous leadership.

Presenting Partners

  • Nexthink

    Nexthink is the leader in digital employee experience management software. The company gives IT leaders unprecedented insight into employees’ daily experiences of technology at the device level – freeing IT to progress from reactive problem solving to proactive optimization. Nexthink enables its more than 1,000 customers to provide better digital experiences to more than 13 million employees. Dual headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland and Boston, Massachusetts, Nexthink has 9 offices worldwide.

    https://www.nexthink.com/

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 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/
  • 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/

Marketplace Partners

  • Darktrace

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

    https://www.darktrace.com/
  • 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/
  • 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/
  • 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/
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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/
  • 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/
  • 8x8, Inc.

    8x8 is transforming the future of business communications with XCaaS™ (eXperience Communications as a Service™). 8x8 XCaaS is the only integrated platform for contact center, voice, video meetings, team chat, and CPaaS embeddable APIs. Unlike multi-vendor environments, 8x8 XCaaS provides platform-wide reliability, lowers costs, boosts employee productivity and customer engagement, and delivers intelligence through AI-powered experiences and insights. More than 2.5 million people around the world rely on 8x8 to collaborate quicker, work smarter, and serve customers better with real-time analytics across every interaction. For organizations relying on Microsoft Teams for collaboration, 8x8 offers its 8x8 Voice for Microsoft Teams direct routing solution and 8x8 Contact Center for Microsoft Teams which is certified by Microsoft. 8x8 Voice for Microsoft Teams provides advanced telephony and contact center capabilities to further empower Microsoft Teams users. Today, more than 150,000 users rely on 8x8 for advanced communications for Teams. 8x8 is a ten-time Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS), Worldwide and seven-time Challenger in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Contact Center as a Service (CCaaS).

    https://www.8x8.com/

Strategic Partners

  • Egon Zehnder

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    https://www.spencerstuart.com

Alliance Partners

  • Amplify Partners

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    http://lsvp.com
  • Menlo Ventures

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

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

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

    https://www.sequoiacap.com

The Women in Technology 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. 

PLEASE NOTE: Women in all stages of their career in technology are welcome to attend this summit!

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. Due to the fact that these are virtual events, please only register if you plan to virtually join us on the summit date and time.

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

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



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