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2022 HMG Live! Digital Transformation Executive Leadership Summit

Leveraging AI and Dynamic Technologies to Power the Business

Artificial intelligence continued to make further inroads into businesses throughout 2021 – from helping to deliver more intuitive customer experiences to streamlining organizational processes (hyperautomation) and providing executives with deeper insights into changing customer behaviors and market shifts. In this executive discussion, CIOs and industry technology executives will share real-world use cases for AI that are moving the needle for the business and simplifying operations. 


 

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



  • Richard Appleyard, PhD
    CIO
    President, Portland SIM
    Oregon State Police

    Richard is the CIO at the Oregon State Police and has 23 years in the Public and Academic Health Sectors. He is also the current President of the Portland Chapter of SIM (Soc. Info. Management). He is a proponent of Holistic Technology Management, seeing beyond the immediate impact and looking to solve for the potential "butterfly effect." He is passionate about helping align the business strategic goals with the rapidly changing and emerging technology and applications landscape e.g., Cloud computing IoT, AI/Deep Learning, and Big Data. He is also an avid technology ethicist, looking for the unseen opportunities and unintended consequences of today's technology advances, and being more thoughtful with how IT is implemented effectively, efficiently and ethically..

    His expertise includes IT Operations, Business Applications & Data Management, Web Technology & Site/Content Management, Health & Consumer Informatics (Information Technology Science), and Web User Experience (including Web Accessibility and Section 508 compliance). Richard has a Bachelors in Chemistry from the University of Oxford, a PhD in Biochemistry/ Biophysics from WSU and Post-doctorate in Medical Informatics at OHSU, with a focus on Consumer Health Information, including patient information retrieval, decision making and patient health website development. 

     

  • Judith Apshago
    Vice President Information Technology
    Amtrak

    Judith Apshago is an accomplished IT executive with extensive experience leading IT organizations through major change and partnering with business leaders to drive process improvement and digital transformation. Judith currently serves as Vice President IT for Amtrak where she leads a service-oriented team that partners with the business to provide IT and process transformation solutions and support critical business applications and strategic projects and initiatives. In this role, Judith provides technology leadership for design, development and delivery of integrated enterprise-wide technology solutions.

    Previously, Judith was Vice President and Chief Information Officer of U.S. Silica, a leading producer of performance materials and industrial minerals. At U.S. Silica, Judith spearheaded an IT and digital transformation to support the company’s rapid and substantial growth. She led a company-wide technology modernization, shifted IT from a utility provider to a high-performing strategic business partner, integrated multiple acquired companies, and collaborated with business leaders on strategic initiatives that enabled scalability, drove business efficiencies, and provided market differentiation.

    Prior to U.S. Silica, Judith held various IT leadership roles with Sigma-Aldrich, BioReliance, and Invitrogen, and spent several years as a consultant with ePresence and PricewaterhouseCoopers. She began her career implementing process improvements within the Department of Defense.

    Judith was awarded the 2018 Enterprise Capital CIO of the Year Orbie Award and the Norma Miller Passionate Philanthropist Award in 2016. She has been a featured speaker at conferences and on podcasts and author/contributor for various published articles. Judith is passionate about promoting women in technology and spearheaded Amtrak’s inaugural WIT Summit.

    Judith holds a Masters in Public Administration from Troy State University, a Masters Certificate in IT Project Management from George Washington University, and Bachelors degrees in Finance and Math from Hood College. She currently serves on the CapitalCIO Leadership Association Advisory Board, the Innovation Advisory Council for Vation Ventures, and the Washington DC CISO Executive Leadership Summit Advisory Board, and holds several volunteer Board roles at Hood College including the Board of Associates, Computer Science Advisory Board, and the Chair of the Career Center Advisory Council.

  • Bob Bruns
    Chief Information Officer & Chief Information Security Officer
    Avanade

    As Avanade Chief Information Officer and Chief Information Security Officer, Bob Bruns is responsible for driving Avanade IT to be the leading digital innovator in the Microsoft ecosystem and for delivering the technology capabilities that power the company’s people and operations worldwide. In his CISO capacity, he has responsibility for protecting Avanade internally and partnering with clients to ensure all information security obligations are met. 

  • Michael Frankel
    Founder and Managing Partner
    Trajectory Capital Partners

    Michael is a seasoned executive with a track record of driving growth and strategic change through organic and inorganic investment/expansion.  Michael currently serves as the head of the Deloitte New-venture Accelerator (DNA) where he is responsible for helping Deloitte strategize, build and operate technology, analytics and other new expansions into new business models.

    Michael has held leadership roles in global technology, information services and professional services companies including VeriSign, LexisNexis Group, IRI, GE Capital and Deloitte. 

    As an Innovation/Strategy leader he has built and launched programs and built ecosystems that have driven growth in new markets, offerings and geographies.  He has also led strategic initiatives to fundamentally change and expand business models helping these organizations expand across the divide between technology, data, analytics and services.

    In corporate development/M&A roles he has led teams that have executed more than 100 M&A/strategic transactions ($10B in capital), driving massive expansion and strategic repositioning.  He has closed 18 corporate venture investments supporting key ecosystem relationships while yielding highly attractive returns.

    Michael has also served in CFO/COO and GM roles for high growth technology businesses and units.  Michael has scaled and professionalized operations in product management/innovation, finance, marketing operations, HR and legal.  Michael has led multiple rounds of financing and built out management teams to support growth.  He has also led operational restructuring initiatives to improve and scale operations driving margin and revenue growth.

    Michael holds a BA, MA, JD and MBA from the University of Chicago.  Michael is a frequent speaker on corporate growth and innovation.  He is the author of three books and numerous articles on innovation, M&A and strategic transactions.  Michael has served on public and private corporate boards as well as the Alumni Board of Governors at the University of Chicago.

  • Dax Grant
    CEO
    Global Transform

    Following her previous positions as Executive Director of Technology and Operations in a range of sectors. Dax is currently CIO, Global Operations, HSBC with an exciting worldwide remit in an established financial services organisation. Prior to joining HSBC Dax was the Director for Operations at Macmillan, accountable for the management of the function and key technology deployments within the core infrastructure.

    Recognised for her skills in operating and digitising functions and businesses, Dax has worked in a number of senior operational, technology and commercial positions within a variety of sectors and with financial services ranging from Fintech focused companies to established global banks. Having undertaken a number of customer facing positions, Dax led the Barclaycard Business Strategy function and subsequently led the operational digitisation at Barclaycard, bringing together the Issuing, Acquiring and International Acquiring Businesses.

    In the early years, Dax worked as Head of Personal Finance for Santander. Working as Director of Technology and Business Operations for Europe at Visa, Dax held accountability for bringing together operational and technology areas of the Visa Inc. acquisition. Dax graduated with a Bachelors of Economics from Cambridge University, continuing her professional accreditation as an Associate of the London Institute of Banking and Finance together with complimented with Executive Education completed at Cranfield and Harvard Business School. Passionate about equality, diversity and inclusion Dax adopts an open inclusive approach to enabling potential in people and driving societally impactful results.

  • Frank Kelly
    VP of Enterprise Transformation
    Automation Anywhere

    Results oriented leader with a creative, entrepreneurial approach to new product development, manufacturing and business operations. Focus is on disruptive and sustaining type innovations. Expertise is in the design, sale, fabrication and implementation of technology based products. Shingo Award winner for operational excellence. SSON award winner for Innovation and Process Improvement. At the forefront of the Robotic Process Automation and Cognitive Technologies movement.

  • Quintin McGrath
    Former Global Senior Managing Director, Technology Management & Enablement, Global Shared Technology Services, Business Solutions, Deloitte (Retired)
    Chair - ReThink Everything!
    SIM Tampa Bay

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

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

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

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

  • Manav Misra
    Chief Data and Analytics Officer
    Regions Financial Corporation

    Manav Misra is the Chief Data and Analytics Officer for Regions Bank. Regions is a regional bank that operates throughout the South, Midwest and Texas and is headquartered in Birmingham, Ala.

    Misra is responsible for overseeing the company’s data strategy, enterprise data governance, and leveraging data and analytics for improving the customer experience, enhancing risk management, and driving revenue growth across the businesses.

    Prior to joining Regions in late 2018, Misra was the Chief Data Science Officer for CenturyLink from 2014 to 2018, leading a geographically distributed team focused on solving big data problems for customers using machine learning/AI & statistical techniques. He also was Chief Knowledge Officer/Chief Science Officer for Cognilytics, Inc., a company he co-founded, from 2009 to 2014, before CenturyLink acquired it. He was Chief Operating Officer for XProtean, Inc. from 2007 to 2009 and was co-founder, VP of Strategy for StorePerform Technologies (now part of JDA Corporation) from 2002 to 2007. He served as senior director of Business Intelligence & Strategy for KBToys.com from 1999 to 2002 and began his career as an assistant professor of Computer Science from 1992 to 1999 at the Colorado School of Mines.

    Misra earned his PhD in computer engineering from the University of Southern California and holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur.

  • 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.

  • Michol Porter
    Senior Manager of Digital Vehicle Solutions
    Daimler Trucks North America

    Michol Porter is Senior Manager of Digital Vehicle Solutions at Daimler Trucks NA. She drives business strategy for the telematics data platform in the Digital Vehicle space. She has 12+ years industry experience with a focus on digital transformation both from an operational efficiency and  product growth perspective. Prior to her current role she spent time as an executive business consultant and coach and drove technology development programs.

    In her current role she is leading the strategy integration of Digital Product / Aftermarket / Customer Experience value streams. Leveraging connected data and solutions to create an enhanced customer experience and value with core focus areas in Vehicle Uptime & Safety. Responsibility for partnership evaluation has given her the opportunity to engage with many startups. She enjoys participating in the excitement and energy of innovative technologies while bringing the experience of scale and business operations.

    She has a passion for building future talent with an intentional focus on increasing diversity. Believing that diversity of background, thought, and experience will allow us to build more representative and therefore more valuable solutions moving forward. She engages with many Universities through intern programs, speaking events, and mentorship. Additionally she furthers her outreach to the community through membership in Women Leaders in Data & AI (WLDA), Technology Association of Oregon (TAO) and serves on the Oregon State University Business Analytics Advisory Council.

    Michol holds a B.S. in Business Administration with a focus in management and international business from Oregon State University and is a Wharton Aresty Scholar. In addition she is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Scaled Agile Framework Practitioner (SAFe), and Customer Experience Professional (CXPA).

  • Raju Sankuratri
    VP & CIO - Facilities Services
    Aramark

     

  • Asha Saxena
    Founder and CEO
    Women Leaders in Data & AI

    Asha Saxena is a strategic, innovative leader with a proven track record of building successful tech businesses for the last 25 years. With a strong academic background, creative problem-solving skills, and an effective management style. She has been instrumental in building business models for success.

    Asha Saxena is a CEO Coach with CEOCI, the leading coaching firm for growth-focused CEOs and entrepreneurs, where we follow a practical and proven methodology to help CEOs and their teams perform at their very best and achieve their business goals.

    As a Board Advisor and an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University, she teaches graduate classes on Management Consulting, Entrepreneurship and Big Data Analytics. She has served a four-year term as Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Columbia Business School.

    Published Author, Columnist at Entrepreneur Magazine, Asha Saxena is a well-known key-note speaker on Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Women in Technology, Artificial Intelligence and Big Data. 

    Asha Saxena is a Board of Director for several for-profit companies. She served as CEO of ACULYST Corp. Healthcare Data Analytics Firm, built an eCommerce Company and served as a CEO of Future Technologies Inc., an international data management solutions firm for twenty years. 

    Asha Saxena has her Masters in Data Science and Machine Learning from Southern Methodist University, Texas and her undergraduate degree as a computer science engineer from Bangalore University in India. She has attended management programs at MIT and London Business School. In the area of operational excellence, she is certified as a Six Sigma Black Belt professional. She started her professional career in a New York-based IT firm and has enjoyed challenging, diverse assignments in the financial services industry. 

    Asha Saxena was invited to be a part of the World Economic Forum where Future Technologies Inc. was named “Global Growth Company 2007.” Her entrepreneurial spirit has also enabled her to gain notable success as a restaurateur, real-estate developer, and movie studio producer.

  • Muddu Sudhakar
    CEO
    Aisera

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

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

  • Jeff Wald
    Co-Founder and Chairman
    Sonero

    Jeff Wald is a serial entrepreneur, Board Member, Best Selling author, Keynote speaker and investor. Jeff is co-founder and Chairman of two new technology startups, Bento Engine (toolkit for financial advisers) and Sonero (AI tool that provides summaries and action items from meetings). Jeff’s previous company, Work Market, an enterprise software platform that enables companies to manage freelancers was acquired by ADP in 2018, where he served on the Senior Leadership Team until 2020. Mr. Wald has founded several other technology companies, including Spinback, a social sharing platform (eventually purchased by salesforce.com). He began his career in finance, serving as Managing Director at activist hedge fund Barington Capital Group, a Vice President at venture capital firm GlenRock and various roles in the M&A Group at JP Morgan.

    Jeff has served on numerous public and private Boards of Directors including Steel Connect (NASDAQ: STCN), Costar Technologies (OTC: CSTI) and venture backed TransfrVR. Mr. Wald serves as an adviser to several companies and entities including the X-Prize’s Rapid Reskilling Initiative.

    Jeff is the author of the #1 Amazon Best Seller, The End of Jobs: The Rise of On-Demand Workers and Agile Corporations and The Birthday Rules: A Fun and Flexible Framework for Raising Children in a Technology Enabled World.

    Jeff frequently speaks at conferences and in media on startups and the future of work. Mr. Wald was named several times as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Staffing by the Staffing Industry Analysts. He is a producer of the Tony Award winning Best Musical, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder and the full length feature film, Inez & Doug & Kira, which won Best Picture at several film festivals.

    Jeff formerly served as an officer in the Auxiliary Unit of the New York Police Department. He is a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and MENSA.

    Jeff holds an MBA from Harvard University and an MS and BS from Cornell University.

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Leveraging AI and Dynamic Technologies to Power the Business

 

May 10, 2022 - 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET

1:00 - 1:20 PM

Welcome and Introduction 

Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy and  Richard Appleyard, CIO, Oregon State Police and Past President, SIM Portland

1:20 - 1:55 PM

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Identifying Compelling Use Cases for AI

Moderator:  Judith Apshago, VP of IT, Amtrak

Bob Bruns, Chief Information Officer & Chief Information Security Officer, Avanade

Frank Kelly, VP of Enterprise Transformation, Automation Anywhere

Raju Sankuratri, VP & CIO, Facility Services, Aramark

Steve Winterfeld, Advisory CISO, Akamai

Artificial intelligence continues to make further inroads into businesses in 2022 – from helping to deliver more intuitive customer experiences to streamlining organizational processes and providing executives with deeper insights into changing customer behaviors and market shifts. In this executive panel discussion, world-class technology and industry executives will share specific use cases for AI, machine learning and automation that can deliver quantifiable business and operational value to the enterprise.


1:55 - 2:10 PM 

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW:  Supercharging Your EX and ITSM Strategy with AI & Automation 

Muddu Sudhakar, CEO, Aisera, interviewed by Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy

The next generation technology stack is continuously being shaped with AI & automation spearheading the transformation. Essential business-critical work is happening at the fringes with tools such as Slack and Microsoft Teams experiencing more than 250M daily users combined. As CIOs navigate the transition to a modern work OS stack, it is important to understand how to plan your automation journey with a modern AI service experience platform. 

Join this session to discuss:

  • Challenges in delivering best-in-class EX 
  • Innovation at the fringes of ITSM - emergence of conversational AI 
  • Boosting employee productivity and engagement

 


2:10 - 2:45 PM

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Evaluating AI Solutions – Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

Moderator:  Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy

Dax Grant, CEO, Global Transform

Michol Porter, Senior Manager Digital Vehicle Solutions, Daimler Trucks North America

Asha Saxena, Founder, Women Leaders in Data & AI (WLDA)

Manav Misra, Chief Data and Analytics Officer, Regions Financial Corporation

CIOs, CTOs, CISOs and other technology executives in the HMG community frequently share that some technology products or services they’ve evaluated that are marketed as being ‘AI-powered’ don’t quite measure up. In this candid discussion, top-tier technology and industry executives will explore the attributes of true AI-powered products and services along with the features and characteristics that benefit buyer organizations most.


2:45 - 3:20 PM

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Tackling the AI Talent Shortage

Moderator:  Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy

Michael Frankel, Founder and Managing Partner, Trajectory Capital Partners

Quintin McGrath, Board and Advisory Council Member, Former Sr. Managing Director, Deloitte and Chair - ReThink Everything!, SIM Tampa Bay 

Jeff Wald, Co-founder and Chairman, Sonero

According to O’Reilly’s 2021 AI Adoption in the Enterprise report, which surveyed more than 3,500 business leaders, the lack of skilled professionals and difficulty in hiring people with AI skills topped the list of challenges associated with deploying AI. In this executive panel discussion, world-class technology executives and industry experts will share recommendations for addressing the AI talent shortage along with creative approaches to sourcing needed skills effectively.


3:20 - 3:30 PM

HMG STRATEGY NETWORK ACCELERATOR

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

Presenting Partners

  • Aisera

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

    https://www.aisera.com/

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/
  • Automation Anywhere

    Automation Anywhere is the world’s #1 cloud automation platform, delivering intelligent RPA solutions across all industries globally to automate end-to-end business processes, for the fastest path to enterprise transformation. The company offers the world’s only cloud-native platform combining RPA, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and analytics to automate repetitive tasks and build enterprise agility, freeing up humans to pivot to the next big idea, build deeper customer relationships and drive business growth. For additional information, visit www.automationanywhere.com.

    https://www.automationanywhere.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/
  • 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/
  • Auth0

    Auth0 provides a platform to authenticate, authorize, and secure access for applications, devices, and users. Security and development teams rely on Auth0's simplicity, extensibility, and expertise to make identity work for everyone. Safeguarding billions of login transactions each month, Auth0 secures identities so innovators can innovate, and empowers global enterprises to deliver trusted, superior digital experiences to their customers around the world. For more information, visit https://auth0.com or follow @auth0 on Twitter.

    https://auth0.com
  • 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
  • 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/
  • 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
  • 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
  • Menlo Ventures

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

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

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

    https://www.sequoiacap.com

Association Partners

  • SIM Seattle
    https://chapter.simnet.org/seattle/home
  • SIM Portland

    The Society for Information Management (SIM) is the premier professional membership association for the world’s top IT leaders. Our members are a dynamic community of corporate IT leaders, principal-level consultants, digital change agents and academics who are shaping the evolving digital world in which we live today SIM Portland offers our over 190 members many opportunities to develop trust-based relationships with colleagues and mentors they might never meet regularly, anywhere else. Members who share their challenges with each other come from established corporations and startups; from private sector and public sector; from companies being disrupted and others that are the disrupters; and from as varied corporate cultures and missions as one can imagine Our regularly scheduled meetings and our annual all-day conference offers a collaborative environment in which members can learn from colleagues, esteemed guest speakers and respected thought leaders. SIM Portland encourage members to “give back” to the community through our community involvement initiatives, like our STEM outreach programs. Since 2004, our annual Charity Golf Tournament have raised funds to award over $600,000 in scholarships to deserving student at local Universities.

    https://chapter.simnet.org/portland/aboutchapter/new-item

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

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

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

- OR - 

  • Full time academicians

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

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

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

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