Past Summits

2022 Phoenix CIO Executive Leadership Summit

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

As companies successfully made the digital pivot in March 2020, this 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.

 

 
 


  • Mike Anderson
    Chief Digital and Information Officer
    Netskope

     

    Mike Anderson serves as Chief Digital and Information Officer for Netskope. Over the past 25 years, he has built and led high-performing teams across a wide range of disciplines, including sales, operations, business development, and information technology. He joined Netskope from Schneider Electric, a global fortune 500 company, where he served as SVP, CIO and Digital Leader for North America.

     

    In 2020, Constellation Research named him a member of the Business Transformation 150, an elite list that recognizes the top global executives leading business transformation efforts in their organizations. The National Diversity Council also recognized him as a Top 50 CIO for diversity and inclusion in 2020 and 2021.

     

    Before Schneider Electric, Mike served as CIO for CROSSMARK, where he digitally transformed the business capabilities for the 40,000 employee service provider to the retail and consumer goods industry. Also, he has held executive leadership roles at Enterprise Mobile, a Microsoft joint venture that is now part of Honeywell, Insight, Software Spectrum, and InVerge, a web services pioneer that he co-founded in 1999.

     

    Mike serves on numerous technology and industry advisory boards and volunteers his time working with nonprofits focused on mental health and suicide prevention and those that benefit the development of our future workforce in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

  • 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.

  • Max Chan
    CIO
    Avnet

    Max Chan is the CIO and is responsible for the delivery of all strategic business IT and digital transformation initiatives. Max and his team work closely with senior executives to translate business strategies to IT roadmaps, and drive prioritization of these initiatives through a global governance process.

    Max joined Avnet in 2013 as VP of IT for the Technology Solutions business in Asia Pacific. In this role, he led critical system implementations and enhancements, helping build Avnet’s Global Development Centers, while driving process improvement initiatives in the region. Max was later transferred to Phoenix, Arizona to take on global application and business relationship management roles, before being promoted to his current role in Dec 2018.

    Prior to Avnet, Max held several IT leadership roles including; CIO, Asia at VF Corporation, and VP, IT building efficiency, Asia at Johnson Controls.

  • Jamey Cummings
    Partner - Cybersecurity and Technology
    JM Search

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

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

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

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

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

  • Gary Desai
    EVP & CIO
    Discount Tire

    Gary has 25 years of information technology leadership. Including IT expertise in manufacturing, distribution, automotive service and retail sectors. Throughout his career, he has been an early adopter of technology, leading Fortune 500 companies and organizations. He has led teams of global professionals ensuring clear visions and goals leading to team and technology success.

  • Gunjan Goel
    CIO
    ST Engineering North America, Inc.

    Gunjan is a business and technology executive with 25+ years of global experience with companies like AlliedSignal, Honeywell, DXC and Cobham Aerospace. Experienced in building and leading technology organizations in Aerospace & Defense, Healthcare and Hi-Tech sectors.  Known for business and digital transformation, Gunjan has managed large IT organizations globally with work experience in many geographies – the US, the UK, Denmark, France, Switzerland, China, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Philippines and Mexico.  Gunjan is also an entrepreneur and co-founder of two successful companies, Plexlane and Amerivitals Telehealth.

    Gunjan currently works for Cobham, a U.K. based $5b mid-air flight refueling manufacturer, as a Senior Vice President of IT, is a Six Sigma Black Belt with an Executive MBA from University of Notre Dame and a Masters of Engineering from Arizona State.

  • Frank Grimmelmann
    Founder, President& CEO
    Arizona Cyber Threat Response Alliance

    Mr. Frank J. Grimmelmann serves as President & CEO for the Arizona Cyber Threat Response Alliance (ACTRA), a non-profit entity that was developed collaboratively with the Arizona InfraGard Program, the FBI, USDHS and law enforcement, and independently launched in 2013 to enable its private/public sector member organizations across all critical sectors to enable themselves to respond to the escalating national cybersecurity threat. Mr. Grimmelmann Co-Chairs Governor Ducey’s AZ Cybersecurity Team (‘ACT’) and is a Founding Member of President Obama’s National ISAO Standards Group Leadership Team at the University of Texas San Antonio (UTSA). As ACTRA’s leader, Mr. Grimmelmann was the first private sector representative in the Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center (ACTIC) appointed to its Executive Board. He has held C-level positions in Finance, healthcare and government, now focusing on cybersecurity in response to 9/11. He holds an MBA in Finance/International Business from UC Berkeley, and a BA in Operations with a Business Law minor from the University of South Florida.

     

  • Vishwa Hassan
    Director - Data and Analytics
    USAA

    Vishwa has over 20 years of experience during which he has held various Technical and Managerial positions in leading enterprises. Currently, Vishwa is engaged in accelerating USAA’s competitive advantage through Data and Platform transformation in partnership with the business, IT and Solution Integration Partners. Prior to joining USAA, Vishwa held senior leadership roles at Republic Services and Intel Corp. He has over 12 issued Patents to his credit. Vishwa received his Master’s degree specializing in Reliability Engineering from the Université d'Ottawa, Canada. 

  • Laura Hemenway
    Founder annd Principal
    Treasurer of SIM Arizona
    Paradigm Solutions LLC

  • Scott Hicar
    Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer
    Benchmark Electronics

    Scott Hicar is Vice President of Business Process and CIO for Benchmark Electronics.  In this role, he has global responsibility for ensuring consistent processes, systems and infrastructure efficiently support our business and our customers globally.

    Mr. Hicar has more than 25 years of Technology Leadership experience in transformational roles. Prior to Benchmark Scott was CIO for TwentyEighty, a corporate training company focused on sales enablement, leadership, program execution and credit performance. He has served as Senior Vice President and CIO for DigitalGlobe, Senior Vice President and CIO at Solectron Corporation, and Chief Information Officer and Vice-President of Worldwide IT at Maxtor. He has held management positions in the Supply Chain/ERP practice at Price Waterhouse, as well as serving as an internal consultant within ICI Americas.

    Mr. Hicar received his bachelor’s degree, cum laude, in business administration from Ohio University.

  • Firasat Hussain
    CTO
    arrivia

    Firasat is the Chief Technology Officer at arrivia where he is responsible for product development, infrastructure and operations, and data warehouse. He has more than 23 years of experience in software architecture, development, and technology leadership.

     

    Prior to arrivia, he was VP of Software Engineering at Ticketmaster, one of the world’s largest ticketing platforms. He led a digital transformation program to modernize its core ticketing systems that improved system availability, automated disaster recovery, and developed a new global ticket delivery solution.

     

    Prior to Ticketmaster, he was VP of Enterprise Architecture at RR Donnelley, one of the largest print and digital service providers in North America. He led Agile and DevOps transformation across its 1000+ global IT organization, which improved business agility and resulted in higher developer productivity.

     

    Lastly, at Orbitz, he was Director of Engineering where he led delivery of key aspects for global platform capabilities that powered sixteen online brands, including orbitz.com and cheaptickets.com.

     

    He enjoys learning new technologies, writing code now and again, and investing energies to build phenomenal teams.

     

  • John Iannarelli
    Former FBI Special Agent and Senior Executive Advisor
    FBI

    John G. Iannarelli recently retired from the FBI after more than 20 years of service, during which he was a member of the SWAT Team and participated in the investigations of the Oklahoma City Bombing, the 9/11 attack, and the Congresswoman Gabriel Giffords shooting.  John previously served at FBI Headquarters as their national spokesperson and on the Cyber Division Executive staff.  In Phoenix, John was the Cyber squad supervisor before promotion to Assistant Special Agent in Charge, the number two position overseeing all Criminal, Cyber, and Counter Intelligence investigations throughout Arizona.  John has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Computer Science for his contributions to the field of cyber investigations.

    John is the author of several other books, to include Why Teens Fail and What to Fix, a parents’ guide to protecting their children from Internet predators and other dangers, and Information Governance Security, how businesses can protect their sensitive data from loss or compromise.  His recently released How to Stop A Terrorist, is a guide for the average person to recognize and help prevent terrorism. John is a highly sought after speaker and has presented to Fortune 500 companies, domestic and international audiences, the United Nations, and the Vatican where he met personally with Pope Francis to discuss the evolution of cyber crime.

    A former San Diego Police Officer and a graduate of the University of San Diego School of Law, to include studies of international criminal and civil law at Oxford, England, John is also an attorney admitted to the practice of law in California, Maryland and the District of Columbia. He is currently a private consultant, whose clients have included the both the FBI and a national professional sports league.

  • 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.

  • Sheila Lehker
    SVP
    Cizek Associates, Inc.

    Since 1996, Sheila has worked in the human resources field, gaining broad experience consulting with senior leadership regarding their most important asset, their people. Sheila’s experience stems from holding strategic and operational positions within service, wholesale and retail industries. Prior to joining Cizek Associates, Sheila’s experience focused on organizational consulting work including assessment, top talent recruiting, and executive coaching. 
    She has owned successful consultancies including a search firm serving aerospace, technology, manufacturing and higher education. She has worked for two premier global consultancy firms, Lee Hecht Harrison and Right Management, specializing in helping businesses execute plans to develop people resources, maximize performance and successfully drive profits. With an early background in marketing and sales, administration and operations, Sheila successfully partnered in the formulation of two startup/expansion businesses and was instrumental in growing those businesses to become recognized leaders in their industries. 
    Sheila holds a Bachelor’s in Business Management and is pursuing a Master’s degree in organizational management with a focus on leadership development. She is an active volunteer in the community, presenting to young adults, and women’s and business groups, on a variety of topics and interests.

  • 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.

  • Michael McAndrews
    Chief Technology and Security Officer
    PacketWatch

    Michael McAndrews has been involved in Information Technology and Security for over 25 years. Michael worked in the financial services, manufacturing and pharmaceutical industries before joining the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 2006 as a Special Agent. During his time with the FBI, he investigated numerous violations, but focused primarily on computer crimes such as intrusions, Internet frauds and intellectual property violations. He was also a member of the FBI's Cyber Action Team, a select group of agents who would deploy worldwide for the most critical of intrusions. With experience in both the National Security and Criminal arenas, Michael left the FBI in December 2013 to rejoin the private sector. As CTSO of PacketWatch, a leading cyber-security and incident response firm based in Scottsdale, Arizona, he now works as an expert in the field using leading edge security devices and performing awareness training to groups worldwide. Michael is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and has been certified by GIAC as a GSEC professional, an Intrusion Analyst (GCIA), and Incident Handler (GCIH). Michael also holds the A+ and Network+ certifications from Comptia.

  • Mark Morawski
    Chief Technology Officer
    ZaloPay

    Mark is currently the Chief Technology Officer at ZaloPay, a high growth fintech company focused on financial inclusion and innovative payment solutions across SE Asia. In this role he is responsible for the development of innovative products and solutions along with technical operations, security, and data across a diverse and growing financial services business.  

    Since joining ZaloPay in early 2021, Mark has significantly scaled the organization and built a highly technical and dynamic team. He is a leader in digital and cultural transformations, taking the role of chief change agent, in helping the business achieve their ambitions of growth. He led the launch of new financial services products, payment platforms, and loyalty capabilities used by 10+ million monthly active users. In these product launches he drove cloud and ML/AI adoption along with best in class learning models and technical solutions.

    Before ZaloPay, Mark was Senior Vice President of Engineering at Ticketmaster where he led the company’s transformation to digital ticketing, new business models, and scaled talent management across a large global team. Previously he held multiple roles at American Express including Vice President of Global Loyalty, and Chief Architect of the consumer and small business organizations. 

    Mark has played a leading role across the industry, CIO/CTO forums, academia  partnerships, global mentorship programs, and FinTech organizations. Mark splits his time between Arizona and Vietnam where he gets to spend time with his family and see the world from a different perspective which shapes his ongoing and continuous learning.

  • 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.

  • Jon Relvas
    Director, Business Development for Corporate Engagement and Strategic Partnerships
    Arizona State University

    Jon Relvas serves as Director of Business Development for Corporate Engagement and Strategic Partnerships within ASU’s Knowledge Enterprise. He brings over 20 years’ experience in domestic and international business development, operations, corporate acquisitions, strategic analysis, integrated marketing strategy and planning, project management, business process optimization, program development and deployment, supply chain management, warehouse and inventory control management, and transportation & logistics.

    The Corporate Engagement and Strategic Partnerships team lead ASU’s efforts to create and sustain efficient and mutually beneficial collaborations between corporations and the nation’s most innovative school, Arizona State University.

    Mr. Relvas is also the lead for Corporate Engagement on ASU's New Economy Initiative. The New Economy Initiative is a forward-thinking investment by the State of Arizona that leverages the breadth and depth of ASU’s knowledge and expertise to improve Arizona’s competitiveness in the sectors that matter most for 21st-century industrial growth, including advanced manufacturing and materials, advanced communication technologies, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, automation and robotics, digital media, virtual and augmented reality, big data and more.

    Prior to this role, Jon worked for the following major corporations: Insight Enterprises, TeleTech, Pearson, and Aspect Software. Additionally, he has consulted, deployed, and managed B2C and B2B direct sales programs for IBM, Lenovo, Xerox, Toshiba, and BestBuy. These programs covered both Public Sector and Commercial Industries, supporting products and assets for technology, software development, cybersecurity, Software-as-a-Service, business process outsourcing, and professional services.

    An Arizona native, Jon earned a B.S. in Purchasing and Logistics Management (Supply Chain Management) and M.B.A from Arizona State University.

  • Dan Saltich
    CIO
    Shamrock Foods Company

    As Chief Information Officer for Shamrock Foods Company, Dan Saltich provides strategic oversight for all information technology solutions and ensures alignment with business initiatives.

    Dan has over 20 years of experience in the information technology sector. Before joining Shamrock Foods Company in 2016, Dan was the Director of IT for PulteGroup Inc where he was responsible for the application portfolio and strategic roadmap for all information technology disciplines and a team of over 100 associates. He implemented a full financial system upgrade, a custom purchasing application and a dynamic CRM program all while keeping an eye on profitability and cost management.

    Since joining Shamrock, Dan has demonstrated his visionary thinking by spearheading key initiatives that will improve the profitability of the foodservice sales division and enhance customer loyalty. Current strategic priorities for Shamrock include digital transformation of Shamrock’s core systems in a service based architecture, implementation of a cloud BI and analytics platform, as well as migration of core infrastructure to a hybrid cloud platform.

    Because of Dan’s proven track record and extensive IT experience, he is an accomplished speaker and presenter within the industry.

  • Kris Singleton
    SVP Dish Commercial Business
    DISH Network

    As a 27-year veteran in the technology industry with previous executive positions held at world-renowned hotel organizations including the Cosmopolitan and MGM Mirage, Kris has valuable experience providing enterprise-wide information technology vision and leadership, fostering innovation to enhance member services and operations for world-class private and public companies.

    With her experience in building cutting-edge loyalty, rewards, offer management and CRM systems, Kris has a successful track record defining technology strategies that drive bottom line growth and achieve business goals. Her reputation for implementing transformational changes in a complex technical environment are well known and result in delivering a stable, reliable infrastructure.

  • Diane Smigel
    President and CEO
    Palladium IT Advisors

    Palladium IT Advisors, LLC was founded by Diane Smigel, a well respected IT and professional services executive with over 30 years of experience serving the strategic technology needs of mid-market and enterprise clients. Palladium IT Advisors specializes in strategic IT consulting and recruiting for mid-market and enterprise clients. Palladium’s services include IT planning and strategy, software selection, Interim CIO, CIO coaching and advising, and retained search recruiting of senior IT talent. Prior to launching Palladium IT Advisors, Diane was Vice President, Consulting Operations with MSS Technologies and a Partner with Tatum LLC in the Phoenix office. Previously, Diane served as Regional Vice President of the Northeast and Southwest Regions for Cambridge Technology Partners, a highly acclaimed consulting firm that pioneered the fixed-price, fixed-time project delivery model. Diane also held senior technology executive roles in the Financial Services and Insurance industries, and was Vice President, Corporate Information Services with John Hancock Financial Services in Boston MA. Diane holds a BA in Mathematics cum laude from Boston University, and resides in Scottsdale Arizona. Diane is a member of the Arizona Technology Council, the Research Board, and the Society of Information Management.  

  • Todd Stewart
    VP of IT Data Centers and Network Engineering
    Honeywell

    Todd Stewart is Vice President of IT Data Centers and Network Engineering for Honeywell International, based out of Phoenix, Arizona.  In this role, he is responsible for the global network, enterprise computing and data storage, global data centers, and the IT infrastructure at Honeywell’s 160 factories worldwide. 

    Over the past 25 years, he has led global infrastructure at a number of Fortune 500 companies, including Western Digital/SanDisk, AMN Healthcare, Bristol-Myers, and Siebel Systems.  His career focus is to develop outstanding teams of people to drive digital transformation and outstanding business results. 

  • Simon Taylor
    President, SIM Arizona
    EVP, PacketWatch

    Simon Taylor has worked in Information Technology and Cyber Security for over three decades, with extensive experience across product innovation, business development, business transformation, and IT operations management.  He has held executive positions at leading technology and financial services companies across Europe, Asia, Latin America and North America; including over fifteen years at HSBC, where he was latterly Executive Vice President and Head of IT Operations for the Americas.  More recently, Simon served as Vice President of Product and Consultant to the Board of Glasswall Solutions Ltd, the award-winning UK cyber-security innovator.  Simon is currently an Executive Vice President at WGM Associates, where he is responsible for driving Business Development, Marketing, Business Strategy and Product Management.  Simon also serves as President of the Arizona chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM). Simon holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science and Microelectronics from Newcastle University in the UK.

    LinkedIn profile at www.linkedin.com/in/simontaylor33

  • Hakan Yaren
    CIO
    APL Logistics

    Hakan is APL Logistics’s Chief Information Officer since September, 2019. APL Logistics is a global supply-chain solutions provider serving Automotive, Consumer, Industrial and Retail markets. Prior to APL Logistics, Hakan served as VP & Global Business Unit CIO at ABB, a global power and automation company, with focus on fast-cycle electrification logistics. Hakan also served in various roles at FedEx in the US and EMEA over the course of 14 years. For the last 20 years he has held executive leadership roles in Technology, Strategy, M&A, Product Development, and Professional Services in industries ranging from logistics to manufacturing and software development. Hakan was holds a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Istanbul Technical University (Turkey) and an MBA from the University of Memphis.

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May 3, 2022, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM MST

 

8:00 - 8:50 AM 

Breakfast and Networking


8:50 - 9:10 AM 

Welcome and Introduction

Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy


9:10 - 9:30 AM 

EXECUTIVE FIRESIDE CHAT:  The Digital Transformationalist

Gary Desai, CIO, Discount Tire, interviewed by Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy

Throughout his distinguished career as a technology leader, Gary Desai has been a CIO at Fortune 50 companies such as General Motors and Honeywell as well as smaller private companies such as Trek Bicycle and Hubbard Milling. Having spent 20 years in the automotive industry in OEM parts manufacturing and aftermarket retail, Gary has gained extensive experience in manufacturing, distribution and customer experience.

When Gary was offered the role of Executive Vice President and CIO at Discount Tire in January 2020, it mapped with his interest in being a business-oriented CIO who could drive digital transformation for the company. In this Executive Interview with HMG Strategy President and CEO Hunter Muller, Gary will share the approach he is taking at Discount Tire to lead on digital innovation and how he is working with the CEO and line-of-business leaders to drive transformative change for the company.


9:30 - 9:50 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.

In this Executive Interview, Ralph Loura, SVP and CIO at Lumentum, shares his perspectives on how technology leaders need to think and lead differently with regards to talent, risk mitigation, digital transformation, vendor management and other aspects of the CIO/technology leadership role.


9:50 - 10:15 AM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


10:15 - 10:45 AM

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Leading Boldly and Authentically in a Time of Extreme Turbulence

Moderator: Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy

Ralph Loura, SVP & CIO, Lumentum

Dan Saltich, CIO, Shamrock Foods

Todd Stewart, Vice President, Data Center and Network Operations, Honeywell

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. 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.


10:45 - 11:05 AM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


11:05 - 11:35 AM

EXECUTIVE PANEL:    Accelerating Your Winning IT Strategy with World Class Technologies and Partnerships

Moderator: Vishwa Hassan, Director - Data and Analytics, USAA

Firasat Hussain, CTO, arrivia

Mike Josephson, Senior Solutions Architect, Outsystems

Jon Relvas, Director, Business Development for Corporate Engagement and Strategic Partnerships, ASU

Hakan Yaren, CIO, APL Logistics

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.


11:35 AM - 12:00 NOON

EXECUTIVE FIRESIDE CHAT:  Why Security Service Edge is a Critical Part of any Zero Trust Program?

Mike Anderson, Chief Digital and Information Officer, Netskope, interviewed by Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy

Security Service Edge (SSE) is the next evolution of cloud security and a critical part of any zero trust strategy. SSE converges legacy point security capabilities into a unified cloud platform that provides secure access to applications and data everywhere, consistently for every location and delivery model. A modern security program aligned to zero trust principles must move beyond simplistic allow/block decisions and instead evaluate and re-evaluate the context surrounding every interaction, offering and adapting just the right access at just the right time. SSE is the security stack that helps deliver the promise of cloud and digital transformation.


12:00 - 1:10 PM

Lunch and Networking

SIM Arizona News Simon Taylor, President, SIM Arizona and EVP, PacketWatch

HMG Global Leadership Institute Awards Program

Past award recipients include:

Max Chan, CIO, Avnet

Bipin Jayaraj, Chief Digital & Information Officer, Make-A-Wish America


1:10 - 1:20 PM 

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

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

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

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


1:20 - 1:50 PM

EXECUTIVE PANEL:    Safeguarding the Enterprise Against Escalating Global Cyber Threats

Moderator:  John Iannarelli, Former FBI Special Agent and Senior Executive Advisor, FBI

Gunjan Goel, CIO, ST Engineering North America, Inc.

Frank Grimmelmann, Founder, President & CEO/Intelligence Liaison Officer, Arizona Cyber Threat Response Alliance

Michael McAndrews, Chief Technology and Security Officer, PacketWatch

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.


1:50 - 2:15 PM 

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


2:15 - 2:30 PM

DIGITAL INTERVIEW SPOTLIGHT - John "Gucci" Foley, Former Blue Angels Pilot


2:30 - 3:00 PM 

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Acting as a Talent Magnet to Attract and Retain the Best and the Brightest

Moderator:  Laura Hemenway, Founder & Principal, Paradigm Solutions, LLC

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

Jamey Cummings, Partner - Cybersecurity and Technology, JM Search

Sheila Lehker, SVP, Cizek Associates, Inc.

Diane Smigel, President and CEO, Palladium IT Advisors

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.


3:00 - 3:30 PM

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  The Tech Leader as Enterprise Change Agent – Fostering Cultural Change and Enabling the Digital Business Juggernaut

Moderator:  Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy

Max Chan, CIO, Avnet

Scott Hicar, Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Benchmark Electronics

Mark Morawski, CTO, ZaloPay

Kris Singleton, President and CIO, Enseo

Technology executives have an incredible opportunity to act as enterprise change agents as they sit at the intersection of how technology can be leveraged to drive transformative change across the organization. But to pilot such dramatic changes across the organization, bold leadership is needed to execute on digital business opportunities and go-to-market strategies while guiding the cultural transformation that’s needed to succeed.

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.


3:30 - 4:00 PM 

Raffle Prizes and Closing Remarks

 

Presenting Partners

  • Netskope

    Netskope is the leader in cloud security. Using patented technology, Netskope’s cloud-scale security platform provides context-aware governance of all cloud use in the enterprise in real time, whether accessed from the corporate network, remote, or from a mobile device. This means that security professionals can understand risky activities, protect sensitive data, stop online threats, and respond to incidents in a way that fits how people work today. With granular security policies, the most advanced cloud DLP, and unmatched breadth of workflows, Netskope is trusted by the largest companies in the world.

    https://www.netskope.com/

Platinum Partners

  • 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/

Gold Partners

  • Apptio

    Apptio is the leading software to fuel digital transformation. We help technology and finance leaders make smart decisions as they plan, analyze, and optimize technology investments in pursuit of digital transformation.  Apptio’s software uses machine learning to translate technology costs and utilization across on-premises systems, vendors, projects, agile and cloud systems into a holistic, business-centric view. With Apptio, IT leaders make smarter digital transformation investments.

    http://www.apptio.com
  • Reliaquest

    ReliaQuest, the leader in Open XDR-as-a-Service, is the force multiplier for security operations teams. ReliaQuest GreyMatter is a cloud-native Open XDR platform that brings together telemetry from any security and business solution, whether on-premises, or in one or multiple clouds, to unify detection, investigation, response and resilience. ReliaQuest combines the power of technology and 24/7/365 security expertise to give organizations the visibility and coverage they require to make cybersecurity programs more effective. Hundreds of Fortune 1000 organizations trust ReliaQuest GreyMatter to operationalize security investments, ensuring teams focus on the right problems while closing visibility and capability gaps to proactively manage risk and accelerate initiatives for the business. ReliaQuest is a private company headquartered in Tampa, Fla., with multiple global locations. For more information, visit www.reliaquest.com.

    https://www.reliaquest.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/
  • 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/
  • Tanium

    Tanium, the industry’s only provider of converged endpoint management (XEM), leads the paradigm shift in legacy approaches to managing complex security and technology environments. Only Tanium protects every team, endpoint, and workflow from cyber threats by integrating IT, Compliance, Security, and Risk into a single platform that delivers comprehensive visibility across devices, a unified set of controls, and a common taxonomy for a single shared purpose: to protect critical information and infrastructure at scale. Tanium has been named to the Forbes Cloud 100 list for six consecutive years and ranks on Fortune’s list of the Best Large Workplaces in Technology. Visit www.tanium.com and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

    https://www.tanium.com/
  • Imperva

    Imperva is a leading provider of data and application security solutions that protect business-critical information in the cloud and on-premises.

    https://www.imperva.com/

Supporting Partners

  • Centripetal Networks

    Centripetal is a three-time Deloitte Fast 500 company, whose cyber security systems are deployed in many of the world’s most mission critical networks. Our mission is to make the most advanced intelligence-based defense available to everyone as a service. Through our research we are resolving each of the technological challenges to put trust back into internet connection.

    https://www.centripetal.ai/

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/
  • 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/
  • 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
  • Skybox

    Over 500 of the largest and most security-conscious enterprises in the world rely on Skybox for the insights and assurance required to stay ahead of dynamically changing attack surfaces. At Skybox, we don’t just serve up data and information. We provide the intelligence and context to make informed decisions, taking the guesswork out of securely enabling enterprises at scale and speed. Our unified security posture management platform delivers complete visibility, analytics and automation to quickly map, prioritize and remediate vulnerabilities across your organization. The vendor-agnostic platform intelligently optimizes security policies, actions and change process across all corporate networks and cloud environments. With Skybox, security teams can now focus on the most strategic business initiatives while ensuring enterprises remain protected. We are Skybox. Secure more, limit less.

    https://www.skyboxsecurity.com/
  • 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
  • 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.

  • 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/

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

  • SIM Arizona

    The Arizona Chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM) is a by-invitation federation of senior officers experienced in information and general management. A not-for profit corporation, the chapter assists members in managing information technology. The Chapter strives to strengthen professional communications among members who direct the application of information technology in private and pubic organizations. Chapter activities include: • Meeting to share innovative ideas and real world experiences which address enterprise information needs. • 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. Awarding scholarships to institutions for Information Systems students with specific needs. For more information please visit www.simnet.org.

    https://chapter.simnet.org/arizona/home
  • Arizona Technology Council

    The Arizona Technology Council is the driving force behind making our state the fastest growing technology hub in the nation; connecting and empowering Arizona’s technology community. As Arizona’s premier trade association for science and technology companies, the Council is recognized as having a diverse professional business community and top professional networking organization. The Arizona Technology Council offers numerous events, educational forums and business conferences that bring together leaders, managers, employees and visionaries to make an impact on the technology industry. AZTC offers a variety of Phoenix networking groups for multiple industries with different commitment levels to fit every schedule. Council members work toward furthering the advancement of technology in Arizona through leadership, education, legislation and social action. These interactions contribute to the Council’s culture of growing member businesses and transforming technology in Arizona.

    https://www.aztechcouncil.org/

JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge

5350 E Marriott Drive, Phoenix, AZ, 85054-6147
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Room Rate: $319++
Cut Off date: Monday April 20,2022

Reference HMG Strategy 2022 Phoenix CIO Executive Leadership Summit 

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The CIO Executive Leadership Summit is created for CIOs/IT leaders. It also has strong appeal to leaders interested in better positioning their organizations and themselves for what's ahead in business and to achieve the greatest benefits through the use of information technology. 

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

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

- OR - 

  • Full time academicians

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

All registration requests will be reviewed and approved based upon above stated criteria.

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

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