The digital pivot most companies have made since March 2020 has created new opportunities for CISOs to play a deeper role in designing the future of the business and in the shape of the organization. Technology executives who inspire employees and foster an environment of trust can stimulate a collaborative culture that sparks innovation and drives business outcomes with the aid of impactful technologies that can enable the organization to win in the marketplace while attracting, growing, and retaining the people and skills that are needed to power the successful 21st century organization.
“Trust changes everything for you as a leader, for your IT team and for your relationships.”
- Stephen M.R. Covey
SVP & Chief Information Security Officer
Assistant Professor & Director of Cyber Security
Oklahoma Christian University
Board of Directors, Chair of Technology & Cyber Security Committee, Member of Audit Committee
SVP & CISO
CEO and Global CTO
Founder & CEO
SVP and Chief Security Officer
Dr. Robert Zandoli
Global CISO and CTO
Co-Founder & CEO
Chief Security Architect
SVP & Global CISO
Executive CIO Advisor
Hartman Executive Advisors
VP, Product Management, Detection and Response
VP, Information Security
SVP, Chief Information Security Officer
Pediatric Associates | Alpine Physician Partners | Tapestri HealthTech
Chief Security Officer
Partner - Cybersecurity and Technology
CISO and CEO & Head of Swisscom Outpost
Swisscom Cloud Lab Ltd.
VP, CISO & Global Head of IT Infrastructure
Dr. Gail Ferreira
Agile Transformation Leader and Enterprise Agile Coach, Office of the CIO
Bank of America
Senior Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer
and Acting Chief Diversity Officer
FHLBank San Francisco
VP of IT Governance, Risk and Compliance
Deputy Chief Information Security Officer, Verily
Verily Life Sciences, An Alphabet Company
Managing Director - Global Cyber Risk Services & Incident Response Investigation
Alvarez & Marsal
Co-Founder & CEO
Global Chief Information Security Officer
Founder & CEO
Security Architecture and Engineering Manager
Former FBI Special Agent and Senior Executive Advisor
VP - Business Information Security Officer
City National Bank
SVP & CISO
Founder, Executive Chairman, & President
VP & CISO
Beam Suntory Inc.
Director of Customer Success and Partner
Enterprise Holdings, Inc.
VP of IT and Cyber Security
Fabrinet Co., Ltd
Senior Technical Adcisor
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
Chief Information Security Officer
Maxim Integrated Products
Enterprise Security Architect
Judicial Council of California
VP & CISO
Malcolm K. Palmore
VP, Field CSO (Americas)
Palo Alto Networks
Former VP CISO, Juniper Networks
Partner, Fortium Partners
Chief Risk Officer
Senior Advisor - Corporate Development
Vice President, Digital Security & RiskVice
Head of Risk and Compliance
Managing Partner, Technology and Diversity
Patrick Wilson, CHCIO, CISSP
CIO and CISO
Contra Costa County Health Services
Chief Technology Officer
VP, Chief Information Security Officer
Director IT Security
Chief Information Security Officer
Enterprise Information Security Official
Montgomery County Government
Head of Security
Susan Chiang is the Deputy CISO at Cloudflare, overseeing engineering, operations, and technical program management functions across the Security organization. She started her career in management consulting at Deloitte Consulting where she focused on strategy and operations across M&A, Tech, and healthcare. After a stint in go to market strategy at Salesforce, she found her calling in Security as a part of the security leadership team at Uber.
VP and CSO Cloud Security
James Christiansen is Netskope’s VP and CSO Cloud Strategy. He is focused on Netskope’s global strategy to drive thought leadership in cloud security transformation.
James brings extensive expertise as a global leader in information security. Prior to joining Netskope, he was vice president CISO at Teradata where he led the global security, physical, and information security teams. Previously, James was vice president of information risk management at Optiv, chief information risk officer for Evantix, and CISO at Experian Americas, General Motors, and Visa International.
As a sought-after expert speaker on security, James has been featured at numerous prestigious events, including the Business Roundtable, Research Board, American Bar Association, American Banker, the RSA Conference, BankInfoSecurity, ISSA, ISACA, HIMSS, and MIS Training Institute. He has also been featured in The New York Times and quoted as an expert in USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, United States Cybersecurity Magazine, Bloomberg, and Healthcare IT News.
James is a patent inventor and has received three innovation awards in cyber security, GRC, and cloud computing. He is the author of the Internet Survival Series and contributing author of CISO Essentials, as well as numerous industry papers.
He earned his master’s degree in business administration with a focus on international management and his bachelor’s degree in business management from Westminster College.
Manager, Customer Success
Chief Product Officer
Michael Dickman is Chief Product Officer responsibility for Gigamon’s product strategy, leadership of the product management and product marketing functions. Prior to Gigamon, Michael was Senior Vice President for Product Management & Technical Marketing at Aruba Networks (an HPE company), where he previously served as General Manager and Product leader for the Switching business. He has held multiple leadership roles at Cisco Systems, and began his career at the Boston Consulting Group. Michael holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, and BA degrees in Applied Math-Economics and in History from Brown University.
City Chief Information Security Officer
City and County of San Francisco
Michael Makstman is the City Chief information Security Officer for the City and County of San Francisco. He leads the Office of Cybersecurity, located in the Department of Technology, and serves City departments by securing sensitive data and technology assets, assessing, and managing security risk, and thwarting attempted cyberattacks. The Office of Cybersecurity is also tasked with actively monitoring systems, creating cybersecurity policies that empower departments and commissions and promoting cybersecurity best practices within the City.
Prior to joining the City and County of San Francisco, Michael served in executive roles at complex, regulated organizations in Healthcare, Finance and Technology industries for over 15 years. Michael is a founder and Co-Chair of Coalition of City CISOs (cityciso.org), an organization dedicated to promoting cybersecurity for local governments. He also chairs the Ethics Committee and is a Fellow of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), the largest international organization of information security professionals. He earned his Bachelor’s at DePaul University and graduated with a Master’s in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Founder & CEO
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.
Co-Founder and Managing Director
Michael brings over 20 years of combined IT/Tech practitioner and Executive Search experience specific to CISO/VP Security, CIO/CTO, and DevOps engagements. Michael has led a focused subset of recent Security leadership engagements across a variety of company sizes and industries including Veritas/Symantec, EY, Virgin America, Duo Security, MuleSoft, and One Medical Group. Most recently Michael was the CEO for Mitchellake in the US and a Technology Partner at Calibre One. He also spent 10 years as the Founder and Managing Technology Partner for CVPartners. Prior to his executive search career Michael was in the managed cloud operations space as a Co-Founder of OpSource and an early executive member at SiteSmith/AboveNet. Michael began his career with MTI, one of the pioneers in the managed storage space. A native of Maryland, Michael holds a B.S. Degree from the University of Delaware. Michael lives in the SF Bay Area.
A widely-renowned expert speaker, author, researcher, and analyst, most recently at Gartner, Steve has a unique perspective that comes from having worked at the intersection of cloud and security.
Steve has held technology roles for more than three decades, most recently as senior director and cloud security analyst at Gartner Inc., where he was a co-author of the CASB Magic Quadrant and the ZTNA Market Guide. Before Gartner, Steve spent four years as Deputy CTO of Riverbed Technology, and held various security strategy and technical program management roles at Microsoft and Amazon Web Services.
Co-Author, The Purple Book of Software Security
Head of Enterprise Security & Technology Operations
Managing Partner, Technology and Diversity
Kathryn is a Managing Partner in DHR’s tech-focused Silicon Valley office, and a member of the Technology and Diversity Practice. She is a proactive search consultant who partners with technology, software and services corporations to recruit and place senior executives in new and emerging technology companies. She focuses on C-suite and VP-level executive leaders with skills in disruptive and innovative technologies such as AI, cloud services, cybersecurity, data analytics, healthcare technology, and SaaS. Kathryn has a search specialty in CIO, CISO, Chief Data Officer and information technology executives.
With a robust background in engineering and strategy consulting, Kathryn’s expertise in recruiting strong leaders in disruptive industries sets her apart from other executive search consultants. Her clients trust her collaborative, rapid search process that engages all key stakeholders to ensure a great technical and cultural fit.
Kathryn has more than 20 years of experience delivering outstanding executive search results for her clients while working with major global search firms and her own Silicon Valley boutique search firm. Prior, Kathryn worked in software product marketing at Siebel Systems (now Oracle), strategy consulting at Accenture, and engineering at GTE (now Verizon) and Motorola.
A passionate advocate for diversity, Kathryn founded a Silicon Valley nonprofit for women in technology and works with clients on increasing diversity in technology. She has a Bachelor of Science cum laude in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan and a Master of Business Administration with top honors from UCLA Anderson School of Management.
Steve Winterfeld is Akamai’s Advisory CISO. Before joining the team, he served as CISO for Nordstrom Bank and Director of Incident Response and Threat Intelligence at Charles Schwab. Steve focuses on ensuring Akamai’s partners are successful in defending themselves and their customers as well as determining where we should be focusing the security platform’s capabilities. Steve has published a book on Cyber Warfare and holds CISSP, ITIL and PMP certifications.
Tuesday, June 14, 2022
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM PT
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Registration and Breakfast
Welcome and Introduction
Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy
9:20 - 9:50 AM
EXECUTIVE PANEL: The Evolving Role of the CISO - Transforming Cybersecurity Strategies to Successfully Address the Evolving Threat Landscape
Moderator: Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy
Michael Dickman, Chief Product Officer, Gigamon
Piyoush Sharma, Head of Enterprise Security & Technology Operations, Zuora
Susan Chiang, Deputy CISO, Cloudflare
Additional Panelists being confirmed.
The global threat landscape has experienced significant changes even over the past few years, requiring fresh strategies, new skill sets, and creative approaches to communicating these risks to the C-suite and the Board along with a fresh mindset that’s needed to tackle these challenges today and tomorrow. Meanwhile, the role of the CISO has changed dramatically in recent years. For instance, many CISOs have been tapped to oversee enterprise risk in their companies – not just cyber risk.
In this executive panel, security leaders and industry executives will share their insights on different ways that the role of the CISO has evolved, why cybersecurity strategies need to be transformed, along with the types of skills needed by modern-day cyber professionals to defend the organization on a go-forward basis.
9:50 – 10:15 AM
Coffee Break, Networking, Meet our Partners
10:15 – 10:35
EXECUTIVE FIRESIDE CHAT: Why Security Service Edge is a Critical Part of any Zero Trust Program
James Christiansen, VP and Cloud Strategy, 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.
10:35 – 11:00 AM
Coffee Break, Networking, Meet our Partners
11:00 – 11:30 AM
EXECUTIVE PANEL: Mapping Your Leadership Competencies and Branding to Win the Global War for Talent
Moderator: Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy
Michael Piacente, Hitch Partners
Kathryn Ullrich, Managing Partner - Technology, Private Equity and Diversity, DHR Global
Steven Winterfeld, Advisory CISO, Akamai Technologies
Additional panelists being confirmed.
As regional economies continue to strengthen, the global shortage for technology talent will continue to become more severe. Savvy technology executives who sharpen their leadership capabilities and take the steps needed to strengthen their personal brands can act as a magnet to retain and attract the talent that’s needed to reimagine and move the business forward.
In this executive panel discussion, top-tier CIOs, technology leaders and search executives share their recommendations for tech executives to strengthen their leadership proficiencies and amplify their personal brands to retain and attract world class technology talent.
Networking Lunch and HMG Global Leadership Institute Awards Program
HMG Global Leadership Institute Awards
Previous Award Winners Include:
Patty Hatter, SVP, Global Customer Services, Palo Alto Networks
Michael Piacente, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Hitch Partners
Matthew Rosenquist, Chief Information Officer, Eclipz.io, Inc.
Jay Gonzales, CISO, Samsung Electronics America
Lakshmi Hanspal, Global CSO, Amazon
Chris Jacquet, CISO, Hitachi Vantara
EXECUTIVE FIRESIDE CHAT: An Inside Look at CISO Compensation
Michael Piacente, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Hitch Partners interviewed by Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy
2021 was one of the more challenging and rewarding years to be a CISO, with nearly every component of the CISO’s world evolving; including compensation. In this Executive Interview, Michael Piacente, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Hitch Partners, will share highlights from the company’s recent CISO Compensation and Reporting Structure survey. The report represents data and trends from over 500 U.S.-based cyber leaders from various companies, agencies, and associates.
12:45 – 1:00 PM
EXECUTIVE FIRESIDE CHAT: Where Do CISOs Need to Lead Differently?
Steve Winterfeld, Advisory CISO, Akamai Technologies interviewed by Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy
1:00 – 1:15 PM
Coffee Break, Networking, Meet our Partners
1:15 – 1:25 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.
1:25 – 1:55 PM
EXECUTIVE PANEL: Shining a Light on Enterprise Risk
Moderator: Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy
Habibeh Deyhim, Customer Success Manager, Horizon3.ai
Michael Makstman, CISO, City and County of San Francisco
As the role of the CISO continues to evolve, one of the areas where they've continued to increase responsibility is in sharing the various risks that the company faces with the CEO, the Board and line-of-business leaders. These risks extend beyond cyber threats and include risks associated with customer data privacy, supply-chain vulnerabilities and reputational risk. In this panel session, top-tier CISOs and industry executives will share recommendations for identifying and communicating risk to different stakeholders in the enterprise.
1:55 – 2:00 PM
RAFFLE PRIZES & CLOSING REMARKS
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/
Gigamon offers a deep observability pipeline that harnesses actionable network-level intelligence to amplify the power of observability tools. This powerful combination enables IT organizations to assure security and compliance governance, speed root-cause analysis of performance bottlenecks, and lower operational overhead associated with managing hybrid and multi-cloud IT infrastructures. The result: modern enterprises realize the full transformational promise of the cloud. Gigamon serves more than 4,000 customers worldwide, including over 80 percent of Fortune 100 enterprises, nine of the 10 largest mobile network providers, and hundreds of governments and educational organizations worldwide. To learn more, please visit gigamon.com.https://www.gigamon.com/
SentinelOne’s (NYSE:S) mission is to keep the world running by protecting and securing the pillars of modern infrastructure. SentinelOne is a pioneer in delivering autonomous cybersecurity to help organizations secure all of their assets. SentinelOne customers include 3 of the Fortune 10, hundreds of the Global 2000, and many governments, healthcare providers, and educational institutions. Learn more, visit www.sentinelone.com or follow us at @SentinelOne, or on LinkedIn and Facebook.https://www.sentinelone.com/
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/
LastPass is an award-winning password manager which helps more than 30 million registered users organize and protect their online lives. For more than 85,000 businesses of all sizes, LastPass provides password and identity management solutions that are convenient, easy to manage and effortless to use. From enterprise password management and single sign-on to adaptive multifactor authentication, LastPass for Business gives superior control to IT and frictionless access to users. For more information, visit https://lastpass.com.https://www.lastpass.com/
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/
8x8 is transforming the future of business communications with XCaaS™ (eXperience Communications as a Service™). 8x8 XCaaS is the only integrated platform for contact center, voice, video meetings, team chat, and CPaaS embeddable APIs. Unlike multi-vendor environments, 8x8 XCaaS provides platform-wide reliability, lowers costs, boosts employee productivity and customer engagement, and delivers intelligence through AI-powered experiences and insights. More than 2.5 million people around the world rely on 8x8 to collaborate quicker, work smarter, and serve customers better with real-time analytics across every interaction. For organizations relying on Microsoft Teams for collaboration, 8x8 offers its 8x8 Voice for Microsoft Teams direct routing solution and 8x8 Contact Center for Microsoft Teams which is certified by Microsoft. 8x8 Voice for Microsoft Teams provides advanced telephony and contact center capabilities to further empower Microsoft Teams users. Today, more than 150,000 users rely on 8x8 for advanced communications for Teams. 8x8 is a ten-time Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS), Worldwide and seven-time Challenger in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Contact Center as a Service (CCaaS).https://www.8x8.com/
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 is the leading SaaS Management Platform (SMP) that enables IT professionals to discover, manage and secure the growing stack of SaaS applications in the digital workplace. With an expanding ecosystem of SaaS integrations, thousands of forward thinking organizations like Zoom, Walmart, and Square now rely on BetterCloud to automate processes and policies across their cloud application portfolio. A pioneer of the SaaSOps movement, BetterCloud has built a community of more than 45K IT professionals who are embracing the new role of SaaSOps within IT organizations. The company launched the first-ever annual SaasOps-focused conference, Altitude, and publishes annually the definitive market research report, State of SaaSOps, on the market and category. BetterCloud is headquartered in New York City with offices in San Francisco, CA and Atlanta, GA. The company's total amount raised to date is $187 million. Investors include Warburg Pincus, Accel, Bain Capital Ventures, Flybridge Capital Partners, and Greycroft Partners.https://www.bettercloud.com/
Darktrace is the world’s leading cyber AI company and the creator of Autonomous Response technology. Its self-learning AI is modeled on the human immune system and used by over 4,500 organizations to protect against threats to the cloud, email, IoT, networks and industrial systems. The company has over 1,500 employees and headquarters in San Francisco and Cambridge, UK. Every 3 seconds, Darktrace AI fights back against a cyber-threat, preventing it from causing damage.https://www.darktrace.com/
Fortinet (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/
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 outcomeshttps://www.nutanix.com/solutions/financial-services
Palo Alto Networks, the global cybersecurity leader, is shaping the cloud-centric future with technology that is transforming the way people and organizations operate. Our mission is to be the cybersecurity partner of choice, protecting our digital way of life. We help address the world's greatest security challenges with continuous innovation that seizes the latest breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, analytics, automation, and orchestration. By delivering an integrated platform and empowering a growing ecosystem of partners, we are at the forefront of protecting tens of thousands of organizations across clouds, networks, and mobile devices. Our vision is a world where each day is safer and more secure than the one before. For more information, visit www.paloaltonetworks.com.www.paloaltonetworks.com
RingCentral, 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 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/
Tonkean is the OS for Business Operations, empowering operations teams to rapidly improve efficiency with an enterprise-grade, composable automation platform. By allowing ops teams to automate, monitor, and manage mission-critical business processes with no-code, while still maintaining compliance and security, Tonkean enables enterprises to accelerate operational velocity at scale. The Tonkean platform makes automating complex business processes simple and accessible to non-developers, such as business operations teams and process owners, by abstracting the high technical barrier and coding expertise needed to deliver robust, enterprise-grade process solutions via composability. Ops teams compose custom process solutions using building blocks called “enterprise components” or ECs. ECs are modular, interchangeable, and reusable capabilities that perform actions or complete steps in a business process. ECs are fully governed and curated, typically by IT. They can be adopted from vendors or custom built, or they can simply be extensions of existing tools and systems. This allows ops and process experts to rapidly build holistic process solutions that can work with different systems, easily adapt to changing needs, and measure cross-functional KPIs–all with no-code and no change management. Enterprises like Google, EVERSANA, Instacart, Grubhub, Crypto.com, and more rely on Tonkean to optimize and align their operations across functions—including sales, marketing, customer support, legal, finance, and more. With Tonkean, enterprises can expand the pie of who can deliver software to make a world of Makers.https://tonkean.com/
Upwork 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 is for you. Zoom is a space where you can connect to others, share ideas, make plans, and build toward a future limited only by your imagination. Our frictionless communications platform is the only one that started with video as its foundation, and we have set the standard for innovation ever since. That is why we are an intuitive, scalable, and secure choice for large enterprises, small businesses, and individuals alike. Founded in 2011, Zoom is publicly traded (NASDAQ:ZM) and headquartered in San Jose, California. Visit zoom.com and follow @zoom.https://zoom.us
Zscaler, 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/
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 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
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
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
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 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 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 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 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
Welcome to the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of SIM! The Chapter strives to strengthen professional communications among members who direct the application of information technology in private and public organizations. Chapter activities include: Meeting to share innovative ideas and real world experiences which address enterprise information needs. We have excellent speakers both from our membership, and bring in industry executives and subject matter experts from many sources. Providing presentations by leading national information-management professionals and executives who benefit from management-information systems. Challenging our comfort levels by exchanging ideas with peers and business counterparts. Being a resource for each other, and personal networking.https://chapter.simnet.org/sanfranciscobayarea/home
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