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2017 New York CIO Summit of America

Grand Hyatt New York, New York, NY

Event Highlights

Reimagining the Enterprise in the Next Era of the Digital Age


Digital disruption is ushering a new wave of business model innovations. Because digital transformation is a journey, the CIO and other members of the C-suite must recognize that new technologies and emerging innovations represent continual change. As technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence and hyper-convergence offer new ways for doing business, the CIO is uniquely positioned to deliver bold, game-changing leadership, engender transformational innovation, and steer the enterprise into the next era of digital business. 

The leadership traits and skills required by technology leaders to help champion customer-centric efforts will be the focal point of the 2017 NY CIO Summit of America.

  • Ramón Baez
    Former SVP, Customer Evangelist
    CIO Evangelist at HMG Strategy
    Hewlett Packard Enterprise

    Ramón Baez is the Former Senior Vice President, Customer Evangelist for Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Ramón champions customer centricity. Hewlett Packard Enterprise believes in relationship to drive the company’s business. In his role, he advised customers and partners through frank practitioner-to-practitioner discussions on how to make and implement decisions about emerging digital technologies in their operations, products and business models; which will have a positive impact in the market place.

    Ramón joined Hewlett-Packard in 2012, as a senior vice president and global chief information officer (CIO), a role in which he oversaw the worldwide information technology (IT) strategy and all of the company’s IT assets that supported Hewlett-Packard employees and helped to drive strategic company priorities. This included global application development, the company’s private cloud, IT security, data management, technology infrastructure, and telecommunication networks. He also serves as chairman of enterprise-wide Diversity & Inclusion Board, an entity that serves as the strategic governing body for global diversity and inclusion (D&I) at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. The board works closely with company leaders to champion the company’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

    His career spans 40 years at global Fortune 100 companies in the manufacturing, packaged goods, aerospace and defense industries, and products and services for the scientific community. Prior to HP, he held chief information officers positions at Kimberly Clark Corp., Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. and Honeywell’s Automation and Control Solutions group. Ramón began his career at Northrop Grumman, where he spent 25 years and finished as CIO for its electronics systems sensor sector.

    He continues to serve on boards of DocuSign, Boys and Girls Clubs of the Peninsula, EdSource, Hispanic IT Executive Council (HITEC), Trpz.com as well as his most recent appointment as Board of Directors for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals boards.

    He deeply believes that business leaders need to take really good care of themselves, as if they were corporate athletes.

    He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of La Verne in California.

  • Shawn Banerji
    Managing Partner, Technology, Digital and Data Leaders Practice
    Caldwell Partners

    Shawn Banerji is the Managing Partner for the Technology, Digital and Data Leaders Practice at Caldwell Partners.  As a trusted advisor to organizations seeking to transform their businesses by unlocking the latent value of their legacy product portfolios, Shawn advises clients on the convergence of talent and innovation across all facets of the evolving digital enterprise. He specializes in the recruitment and assessment of these catalyst leaders who are resetting the value propositions of their organizations and industries through the power of data & analytics, accelerated software engineering, and Cloud. He is a loud advocate for increasing technology representation and diversity on corporate boards. He is also an ex-officio board member of SIM New York and serves on the board of advisors for The Center for Technology Management at Columbia University.  Shawn is co-located in TCP’s New York and  Stamford offices.

  • Greg Buoncontri
    Former EVP & CIO
    Pitney Bowes, Inc.

  • Dana Deasy
    Former CIO
    United States Department of Defense

  • Johnny Dranchak
    Design Forward CPO/CDO/CTO

    Johnny Dranchak is the CTO,  CoreTech App Studio at General Electric.  Prior to joining GE, Johnny was the  CTO and VP of WSJ Digital at Dow Jones.  As a consultant he has led Agile Transformations for MTV/Nickelodeon, KPMG, Macy's, JP Morgan, Mizuho and Subway. Johnny has also been responsible for architecting and building large scale systems for clients such as Nestle, Bank of America and Microsoft.

    You can follow Johnny on Twitter @JohnnyDranchak

  • Mark Fernandes
    Managing Director
    Sierra Ventures

    Mark Fernandes is a Managing Director at Sierra Ventures, a leading early stage Silicon Valley venture capital firm. He joined Sierra in 2002 and focuses primarily on the software sector. Some of his prior investments include Sourcefire (IPO; M&A - Cisco $2.7B), Ooyala (M&A - Telstra) Frontbridge and Opalis (M&A - Microsoft) and DynamicOps (M&A - VMware). 
    Mark began his career as part of the founding team of a display company, followed by product roles at Seagate and Cisco. After his MBA, he was a research analyst covering the software sector at Robertson Stephens and Merrill Lynch. Mark holds a BS from Mangalore University (India), a MS from UC Berkeley, and a MBA from Harvard University. 

  • Cindy Finkelman
    Managing Director
    Alvarez & Marsal

    Cindy is a senior executive with 20+ years of diversified management, technology and operations experience and has a proven track record of designing and delivering technology driven transformational programs in many blue-chip firms, including Factset, New York Life Insurance Company, ALICO, Merrill Lynch, Marsh & McLennan, Prudential, Booz Allan & Hamilton and MetLife. Cindy’s passion is for people development. She has sponsored various mentoring programs and Women in Technology initiatives.

    Cindy has an MBA from NYU in Corporate Strategy/Entrepreneurship, and a BS from SUNY/Albany. Cindy is a Board member of the Society for Information Management (SIM) NY chapter, actively participates in SIM Women and serves on the Board of Success Academy.

  • Michelle Garvey
    Senior Advisor
    Alvarez & Marsal

    Ms. Garvey previously held CIO positions with ANN INC., Warnaco, Brooks Brothers, Memberworks, and Sportmart, with previous experience at retailers such as Crate and Barrel, the Registry Stores, and Ames Department Stores, after starting her career in consulting with Arthur Andersen. Ms. Garvey holds a BS in Civil Engineering and an MBA in Finance from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

  • Stephen Gold
    Founder and CEO
    Stephen J. Gold Advisors, LLC

    Stephen Gold was formerly the Executive Vice President, CVS Health and Chief Information Officer. In this role since July 2012, Gold is the company’s senior technology executive, with responsibility for all information systems and technology operations as well as for Client Services Operations within CVS/Caremark.

    A seasoned executive with more than 30 years of information systems management experience, Gold was previously SVP and CIO for Avaya. Prior to joining Avaya, Gold was EVP, Chief Information Officer and Corporate Chief Technology Officer for GSI Commerce where he was responsible for product development, product marketing, systems architecture, product engineering and technology operations for one of the nation’s premier eCommerce solutions providers. Previously Gold was divisional CIO at Merck &Co. He was also CIO at Medco Health Solutions, where he was the founder and General Manager of Medco.com.

  • Susan Hailey
    Vice President
    Medidata Solutions Worldwide

  • John Iannarelli
    Former FBI Special Agent and Senior Executive Advisor

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

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

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

  • Michael Israel
    The Kraft Group

    A lifelong member of the IS community, Michael Israel began his career in technology sales and rapidly progressed to the position of chief operating officer for a high-end, solutions based systems integration consulting firm. After gaining a wealth of experience consulting clients on best practices for IS management, Michael joined Six Flags Entertainment Corporation in 2006 as their Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer with the goal of putting these practices into action. 

    Michael joined The Kraft Group, as its CIO in 2019, with overall IS responsibility for Gillette Stadium, the New England Patriots and Revolution, International Forest Products, Rand-Whitney Group and Rand-Whitney Container Board

    Michael plays an instrumental role in supporting every aspect of business operations.  With a truly hands-on approach that has taken Michael into intimate contact with the challenges of the industries he supports, he has championed a broad array of creative technology solutions, which have consistently contributed to improved efficiency, revenues, and profits of the organizations he works with. Michael leads by example, mentoring his team, and building collaborative partnerships with executives throughout the organization.

    With unrelenting enthusiasm and energy, Michael has inspired all those who work with him to continually strive to achieve new heights of performance. Along with his industry experience, Michael’s skills as a business leader have been further enhanced through his participation in the MIT Executive Program in Corporate Strategy as well as his completion of the MBA Program at St. John’s University and a BBA from the George Washington University.

  • Sandeep Katarnavre
    Managing Partner & Digital Executive

    Sandeep joined Saint Gobain in May of 2016 in the position of Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Saint Gobain Construction Products North America.  He has responsibility for shaping the Information Technology (IT) strategy along with leading the Construction Products IT organization. He works closely with the leaders across Saint Gobain to ensure that IT accelerates innovation, leads and drives digital transformation, delivers against key business performance goals to help drive growth initiatives. He is also a member of the Saint Gobain Corporate Foundation Inc. Committee.  

    Prior to joining Saint Gobain, Sandeep held the position of Senior Director and IT Executive for Johnson and Johnson, the largest global healthcare product and drug manufacturer.   

    Sandeep’s career includes a leadership role of Global Technology Director for Synthes, a Medical Device Company; Senior Manager and Engagement Executive for Deloitte Consulting, where he served many Fortune 500 and global companies across the world in various industry sectors, helping them transform various business functions and delivering key and strategic engagements. 

    Sandeep holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from Mumbai University and maintains active membership in various internal and external CIO communities and NPO organizations 

  • Emmet Keeffe III
    Founder, Insight Ignite
    Venture Partner
    Insight Venture Partners

    Emmet B. Keeffe III is the Founder of Insight Ignite and Venture Partner at Insight Venture Partners having joined the firm in 2014. He is passionate about accelerating Digital transformation at large global companies by driving the awareness and adoption of transformative enterprise software by global IT organizations. Emmet is leveraging his vast personal rolodex to build Insight Ignite, an innovation program that delivers Innovation Briefings, an Innovation Roundtable Services, and Growth Advisory Board opportunities to global IT leaders.  Emmet also brings extensive experience as an entrepreneur to advise portfolio CEOs on sales, marketing, and business development growth strategies.  He is a Board Director at Tricentis, Resolve Systems, Logtrust and WalkMe and a member of the Growth Advisory Boards at Fenergo, Diligent, Mirantis, Skytap and FireMon within the Insight portfolio. 

    In 1998, Emmet co-founded iRise with a vision to dramatically accelerate software delivery by transforming how business and IT stakeholders communicate about requirements for custom and packaged business software. iRise invented the market for “Collaborative Visualization” and has become the world’s leading provider of software visualization with nearly 1,000 customers worldwide. As CEO & Co-Founder, Emmet applied his philosophy of “the network is the business” to become exceptionally well connected with business and IT leaders across all industries; he leveraged his network to drive revenue growth at iRise. Emmet currently serves as Co-Founder and Board Director at iRise. 

    In 2005, Emmet founded the “Executive Roundtable Series” with a vision to deliver world-class thought leadership and networking opportunities to CIOs at large global companies. The Roundtables have been attended by thousands of IT leaders globally and the program leveraged motorsports as a paradigm and networking platform. Emmet continues to pursue his passion for racing and is a Board Director and Co-Owner of the Campos Racing team which competes for the Formula E, Formula 2, GP3 and F3 championships among others. He also serves a Business Ambassador for a few select Formula 1 teams and leverages his executive relationships to introduce new business partners to the series. 

    Finally, Emmet is a Resident Expert at the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford, serves on the Advisory Boards of DocuSign, UST Global and The Digital Board and is passionate about international peace and global sustainability. He an Advisory Board member at Peace One Day and a Board Trustee at the Royal Society Southeast Asia Rain Forest Research Programme (SEARRP). 

    Emmet holds a BA from the University of California at Berkeley. He lives in London and enjoys his family, driving Radical SR3’s, traveling, photography, running, skiing and playing drums in his blues rock band. 

  • Shelley Leibowitz
    Former CIO
    World Bank

    Shelley Leibowitz is a leader among technology professionals, with an outstanding track record of strategy formulation and effective execution in the private and public sectors.

    Ms. Leibowitz sits on the Board of Directors and Risk Oversight Committee of E*Trade Financial Corporation and is an Advisor to Endgame, foremost provider of cybersecurity capabilities to the US Intelligence Community and Department of Defense. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, where her areas of focus are internet policy and cybersecurity.  In early 2016, Ms. Leibowitz launched SL Advisory, and she has become widely respected as an advisor to senior managers and Boards of Directors in the areas of IT strategy and oversight, and cybersecurity governance. 

    From 2009 through 2012, Ms. Leibowitz served as the first Group-wide Chief Information Officer at the World Bank, part of the United Nations system, providing developing countries with grants, leveraged loans, guarantees, and policy advice to improve economic and social conditions worldwide. Previously, Ms. Leibowitz held Chief Information Officer positions at Investment Risk Management/Duff Capital Advisors, Morgan Stanley, Greenwich Capital Markets, and Barclays Capital. Ms. Leibowitz served as Board member and Technology Advisor for GAIN Capital, a global provider of foreign exchange execution and clearing services with an award winning trading platform, now listed on the NYSE.

  • Carol Lempert
    Executive Coach and Keynote Speaker


    Carol Lempert is a keynote speaker and executive coach who works closely with organizations to develop their senior leaders so that they can successfully execute on strategy.

    From Broadway to the Boardroom

    Carol has a Masters degree in Communication and started her career as a professional actress. She believes that great communication, high performance, strong presence and inspiring leadership are intrinsically linked—and learnable. 

    Fabulous Coach

    Her clients include: Medidata Solutions, J&J, Pfizer, AvePoint, Beckman Coulter, A.T. Kearney Consulting, Boston Consulting Group, Bilfinger Industrial Services, Pinerock, PIMCO, BMO Private Bank, Consonance Capital and YPO.

    People who have worked with Carol say they learned to:

    • Hone their leadership brand
    • Increase their executive presence
    • Give more impactful presentations
    • Improve their storytelling skills
    • Deliver more meaningful, and therefore actionable, feedback to their direct reports
    • Get better buy-in to their recommendations—from both shareholders and staff

    Rigorous and Insightful

    Carol has a reputation of being rigorous, insightful and easy to work with. In the early 2000’s she led a start-up consultancy in Toronto as VP, Learning.

    We started with a huge client contract from Royal Bank and no staff!”  

    By implementing business plans and developing new accounts she was key in growing the firm 20x to over $5M. When she left to move to NYC the firm had expanded to 200+ employees.

    Carol has performed off-broadway and around the world. The New York Times has called her: “…a lovely performer. Charming and resonant.”

    She lives with her husband in a cozy home near the Hackensack River and has been known to eat Haagen Dazs ice cream for breakfast. www.CarolLempert.com

  • Tony Leng
    Managing Partner, CIO & CTO Global Functional Head

    Tony Leng was formerly Managing Director of Diversified Search and led the firm’s Digital Transformation and CIO practice from its San Francisco office.  Previously, Tony was Managing Partner of Hodge Partners. Tony has conducted many “C” level searches for organizations where leaders are transforming/building organizations that are taking advantage of digital technologies.  He has conducted “C” level searches conducted for organizations such as Aurora Healthcare, Axalta, Catholic Health Initiatives, Blue Shield of California, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Delta Dental, Dignity Health, Esurance, Kaiser Permanente, Novant Health, PG&E, Polycom, Sutter Health, Symmetricom, TE Connectivity, and Wellmark. 

    Prior to his executive search experience, Tony was a Board member of three public companies and CEO of a $600 million Public Company. Before that, Tony ran a $1 billion division of a telephone company focused on corporate users and had responsibility for all data services and networking products. While at the telephone company, he was founder and Chairman of its ISP and a board member of its 2 million-subscriber cell phone subsidiary. 

    Tony uses his operating experience from being a CEO, financial background as a CPA and CA, and technical knowledge from the work that he has done for Tech companies to drill down and understand at a nuanced level what his clients are seeking to achieve as they build their teams. He has written numerous papers on technology leadership and the challenges facing technology leaders today and authors a blog, ‘Resources for the Modern CIO” (www.tonyleng.com).

    The core of Tony’s consulting has been with senior leaders who are seeking to transform their organizations as they face a future of rapid change, digitization, regulation, shifting markets, and increasingly connected and informed customers.

    Tony has facilitated the Fisher CIO Forum for the past 12 years.  The Forum is a monthly venue for CIO’s and CTO’s to discuss topics of relevance in their daily lives, and has afforded these leaders the opportunity to develop a close network to discuss current challenges in a peer group environment on a confidential basis.  Participating companies have included: Blue Shield, Clorox, Cost Plus, Delta Dental, Dignity Health, Esurance, Facebook, FitBit, Franklin Templeton, Gap, Genentech, Kaiser Permanente, Levi Strauss, McKesson, Macys.com, Matson, Mulesoft, Okta, PG&E, Restoration Hardware, Ross Stores, Safeway, Salesforce.com, Schwab, Splunk, Uber, VMWare, and Williams-Sonoma among others. 

    Tony received a Bachelor of Commerce (with honors), University of Cape Town, South Africa and is a Chartered Accountant and CPA.

  • Beverly Lieberman
    CEO and President
    Halbrecht Lieberman Associates

    Beverly Lieberman is President of Halbrecht Lieberman Associates, a leading, retained executive search firm, specializing in recruiting CIOs and CTOs.

    Ms. Lieberman joined Halbrecht Associates in 1986 and became the owner in 1991.  She has successfully managed searches for Fortune 500 companies as well as early-stage businesses.  Industries served include healthcare, insurance, higher education, financial services, retail, manufacturing, government, management consulting, high technology, law and communications.

    In addition to executive search, Ms. Lieberman has established an executive coaching practice.  She coaches senior executives in the areas of performance improvement and career development.

    Ms. Lieberman has a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Michigan and graduated from the prestigious M.I.T Sloan School Executive Management Program.

    Prior to joining Halbrecht Associates, Ms. Lieberman was a Human Resource executive with a Fortune 500 multinational conglomerate and a leading New England bank, where she managed major recruitment efforts for professional and senior level technical staff. 

    Ms. Lieberman is a frequent speaker at professional societies and conferences and is often quoted in major business and trade publications.  She has been a featured writer for CIO Magazine.  Ms. Lieberman is a long-standing member of the Society for Information Management (SIM) and currently serves on the Board of Directors.  In addition, Ms. Lieberman is a Board member of the University of Bridgeport’s Industry Advisory Board.  Ms. Lieberman was selected by Executive Recruiter News as one of the 50 leading retained search professionals.  She is also recognized by John Sibbald’s The Career Makers, as one of the nation’s top recruiters

  • Robert Lux
    EVP & COO
    Cenlar FSB

    Mr. Lux brings more than 30 years of experience in Information Technology and 20 years of experience in Financial Services to his position at Cenlar. He is responsible for providing overall technology strategy and oversight of Cenlar’s Information Systems to all areas of the company. Prior to joining Cenlar, Rob worked at Freddie Mac as EVP, Chief Information Officer, where he managed all IT systems, performed IT legacy remediation, and performed regulatory oversight. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Drexel University, and a Master of Science degree in Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

  • David Mahon
    Global CISO

    As Deloitte Global Chief Information Security Officer, Dave is responsible for building and maintaining the vision, strategy, and programs necessary to secure Deloitte’s information assets, technologies, and data. He drives the continuous evolution and deployment of an enterprise-wide information risk management program and has the privilege to lead world class cybersecurity talent.

    Prior to joining Deloitte in April 2018, Dave served as the Chief Security Officer (CSO) for CenturyLink, Inc. He also served as the Vice President of Corporate Security for Qwest Communications International, Inc., prior to the merger with CenturyLink where he was responsible for various corporate security programs.

    As a Supervisory Special Agent with the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Dave was responsible for investigating violations of federal statutes in which the Internet, computer systems, and networks were exploited as the targets of terrorist organizations, foreign government sponsored intelligence operations or criminal activities. He managed programs related to white collar crime, crisis management, critical infrastructure protection, and violent crime.

    Currently, Dave is a member of the International Security Management Association (ISMA) and Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI. 

  • Israel Martinez
    CEO and Global CTO
    Axon Global

    Israel is a professional in cyber strategy and innovation empowering boards and companies that have decided to reclaim cyber dominance.  He’s recognized as an expert in Cyber Enterprise Risk Management, as well as an NACD Full Board Member and Leadership Fellow, obtaining the highest credentials for Board Directorship. His board experience includes training directors, advisory and board service with: F500; National Bar Associations; American University Kogod Cyber Governance Center; The Association for Corporate Growth, representing 14K companies; Globes International (Tel Aviv’s “WSJ”); the Global Manufacturing ISAO, sharing threat information for 29K companies; and the Axon Global Alliance®. Martinez is also an accomplished thought leader and speaker with appearances in: The WSJ MarketWatch ®, NACD ® Annual Board Leadership Conferences, DHS Office of Analysis & Intelligence training conferences, Forbes CEO Conferences, CIO Magazine, U.S. Federal Reserve, and U.S. Congress.  As the CEO of Axon Global Services, recognized as leaders by the U.S. Secret Service and DHS, he is currently an advisor in cyber to the President’s 100-day team. He’s the recipient of, the HITEC top 100, The U.S. Senatorial Medal of Freedom (also awarded to Ronald Reagan and General Schwarzkopf), and his recent post graduate certifications include; business strategy at Harvard, Intelligence Analysis (TCOLE) at SMU, Cyber Counter Terrorism & Defense at DHS, and FINTECH Blockchain at MIT (2017). 

  • David McCain
    Director, Digital Forensic Investigations
    National Football League

    David McCain retired as a Detective from the Huntington Beach Police Department after 23-years of service. The last 12-years was as an investigator of high tech crimes and digital forensics. He was also deputized as a Special Deputy U.S. Marshall as a task force officer for both the FBI SAFE Team and U.S. Secret Service ECTF – Electronic Crimes Task Force. Mr. McCain has also worked for the U.S. State Department, Diplomatic Security, AntiTerrorism Assistance Program teaching foreign government personnel digital forensics and high tech investigations. He has taught law enforcement/government officials in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and South America. He was also a part-time instructor for the California Department of Justice teaching computer forensics to state law enforcement officers. David has owned and operated two private consulting companies providing services to corporations and law firms. McCain holds numerous certificates for computer and mobile device forensics. He is a court certified expert as it relates to digital forensics in federal, state, and military courts. David is currently the Director of Security and Digital Forensics for the NFL. 

  • J.P. Michaud
    Managing Director
    Petsky Prunier

    J.P. Michaud joined Petsky Prunier in 2016 as a managing director in the firm’s Charlotte, North Carolina office. J.P.’s investment banking coverage focuses on technology-enabled business services.

    Prior to Petsky Prunier, J.P. was a director at 7 Mile Advisors, a Charlotte-based investment banking firm, where he was responsible for deal sourcing and execution on M&A transactions in the technology, business services, and professional services industries. While at 7 Mile Advisors, J.P. completed more than 20 transactions across multiple verticals, including IT services, engineering, SaaS, and healthcare.

    J.P. began his career at Rehrig Pacific Company, a privately-held, fourth-generation family business in the material handling products space. During his ten-year career at Rehrig, J.P. began as a plant engineer before transitioning to the business side of the company. He held positions in sales, sales management, and new product development, which lead to extensive business development opportunities.

    J.P. holds a B.S. in Biosystems Engineering from Clemson University and an M.B.A. (with a concentration in Corporate Finance) from the Graduate School of Business at the University of Kansas.

  • Harry Moseley
    CIO Advisor

    Harry D. Moseley brought to Zoom a blend of transformational leadership, disruptive innovation, and corporate growth strategies. As the former CIO & Managing Director for KPMG, Harry was responsible for technology and innovation to support the firm's competitive growth. Over five years he identified and replaced legacy technology to dramatically improve productivity, security, and reliability. Before joining KPMG, Harry served as CIO & Senior Managing Director - Partner for Blackstone, where he led the company's transformation to the world's best digital alternative asset manager. Prior to Blackstone, Harry was a Managing Director for Credit Suisse, where he served as the CIO of Global Investment Banking, and Global Co-Head of Application Development / Co-CIO of the firm. Before Credit Suisse, Harry served as CTO & Managing Director for UBS Americas.

    Harry was inducted into CIO Magazine's Hall of Fame, recognized as one of the world's top 100 CIOs by Computerworld, and honored by Irish Magazine as one of its Annual Wall Street 50. Harry is an Advisory Board Member of the New York Center for Dental Restorative Services, a Board Member of Rewards Network, a member of the Advisory Board of the New York City Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and a sponsor of nPower. He is a former Board Member of Bi-Sam (since acquired by Factset), a former Advisor to Aquiline Capital Partners, and a former Board Member of iLevel Solutions (since acquired by Ipreo). He also led Blackstone's investment in Watchdox (since acquired by Blackberry).

  • Hunter Muller
    Founder & CEO
    HMG Strategy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Tom Murphy
    VP of Marketing

    Tom began his career as an IT Architect in the Boston area.  After years of designing, maintaining, and securing data centers, he leveraged his IT experience to help emerging software companies build and market disruptive solutions.  Over his career, Tom has held leadership positions at BMC, Precise Software, Veritas, Symantec, Bit9, and now Turbonomic where he is VP of Marketing.

    Tom was awarded "CXO of the Year" by the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council for his contribution to the advancement of technology in the state. He holds an undergraduate degree in Computer Science and Mathematics.  He also earned a Master Degree in Engineering Management from Northeastern University in Boston.  In his spare time he is posting his fishing videos on his YouTube Channel “Striper Sniper."

  • Mariano Nunez
    CEO & Co-Founder

  • Jeetu Patel
    SVP of Platform & Chief Strategy Officer

    Jeetu Patel is Senior Vice President of Platform and Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) for Box. In this role he leads Box's platform organization, driving the strategy for Box's platform business and developer relations. He also oversees Box’s corporate strategy and development organization and the Industry Alliances team.
    Mr. Patel has more than 20 years of experience in enterprise information technology and before joining Box he was General Manager and Chief Executive of EMC’s Syncplicity business unit. He previously held leadership roles in EMC’s Information Intelligence Group, including Chief Marketing Officer, Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Technology Officer. Prior to EMC, Mr. Patel was president of Doculabs, a research and advisory firm focused on collaboration and content management across a range of industries, including financial services, insurance, energy, manufacturing, and life sciences.
    Mr. Patel holds a BS in Information Decision Sciences from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

  • Mark Polansky
    Executive in Residence, HMG Strategy
    Founder and CEO
    Outlook Solutions

    Through his company Outlook Solutions LLC, Mark’s work is focused on building and leading communities of interest comprised of Chief Information Officers and Chief Technology Officers as well as Human Resource and Talent Acquisition executives, Chief Diversity Officers, and other transformational leaders. He creates and leads advisory boards that provide platforms for thought leadership among IT executives, technology providers, and entrepreneurs for peer and expert interaction, sharing, and networking around innovation and best practices.

    Previously in his 25-year career as co-founder, managing director, and senior partner in Korn Ferry’s Technology & Digital Officers Executive Search Practice, Mark recruited IT and Digital executives - CIOs, CTOs, CDOs - across vertical sectors including Consumer, Industrial, Life Sciences, Technology, Higher Education and Nonprofit. His consultative approach to executive search encompassed position definition and specification, search and diversity strategy, and process innovation. Clients ranged from Fortune 100 to high growth venture-backed companies, as well as prestigious public and private research universities and mission-driven nonprofit organizations.

    Before entering the search field, Mark developed and supported information systems for the Financial Services and Higher Education sectors and he currently serves as an Executive Advisor and Mentor for the master's degree program in Information Technology at Northeastern University and previously at Columbia University. Additionally, he serves as an Operating Advisor to private equity firm Recognize Partners, and as a Strategic Advisor to HMG Strategy and Tricentis.

    Mark frequently addresses conferences and writes on technology career management topics having originated the “Executive Career Counsel” column in CIO Magazine and at CIO.com. He is a member of the Society for Information Management (SIM) and served as President of the New York Metro Chapter. He sits on the Advisory Boards of The Information Technology Senior Management Forum or ITSMF - the premier national organization dedicated to cultivating executive leadership among Black technology professionals, and its sibling organization HITEC - the Hispanic Information Technology Executive Council.

    Mark earned a master’s degree in Computer Science from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY and a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Electrical Engineering from Union College in Schenectady, NY. 

  • Dan Puterbaugh
    Director, Strategic Development, Document Cloud

    Dan Puterbaugh is the Director of Strategic Development with Adobe Document Cloud.

    An attorney for over 20 years, Puterbaugh has written and spoken extensively on issues related to digital transactions.  He is a past Chairman of the Electronic Signature and Records Association and has spoken at a wide variety of conferences in the US and Europe including the annual Association of Corporate Counsel, and American Bar Association Technology conferences.  He has published articles on a variety of topics related to digital transactions including simplifying legal workflows, the new EU electronic signature law, eIDAS and the challenges of electronic signature implementations.  He joined Adobe Systems in 2008 as legal lead for Adobe’s enterprise document solution, LiveCycle.As director of Strategic Development, Puterbaugh works closely with Adobe’s customers to accelerate their digital transformation and to direct Document Cloud’s development strategies.  Puterbaugh also helped form the Cloud Signature Consortium and helps drive Adobe’s thought leadership in the digital document space.Prior to joining Adobe, Puterbaugh spent seven years as assistant general counsel at Intuit Inc., a leading provider of business and financial management solutions for consumers, small and mid-sized businesses, and accounting professionals. While there, he was the lead attorney supporting all product development company-wide including the establishment and ongoing support of the company’s product development operations in Bangalore. Puterbaugh is a member of the California Bar Association. He received his Juris Doctor from Santa Clara University. He currently resides in Los Gatos, CA.

  • John Repko
    EVP & CIO

    John Repko is Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of AIG. He leads AIG’s global technology and sourcing functions, overseeing core shared infrastructure, applications, technology partnerships, procurement and vendor management. He also works closely with AIG’s leaders in support of technology-enabled cross-business collaboration, process improvement and strategic sourcing to meet the changing needs of clients.

    Prior to joining AIG, Mr. Repko was Global Chief Information Officer of Johnson Controls (JCI) since 2016, taking up this position with the merger of JCI and Tyco. He previously served as Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer and Enterprise Transformation Leader at Tyco from 2012. Mr. Repko also held chief information officer roles at Covance Inc., SES Global and General Electric’s GE Americom division. He began his career as Senior Accountant, CPA, with Ernst & Young.

    Mr. Repko currently serves as a member of the Insight Venture Partners CIO Advisory Board and the Lightspeed Venture Partners CIO Innovation Advisory Network. He also is a CIO Mentor for the New Jersey Society for Information Management and the Columbia University Graduate IT Management Program.

    Mr. Repko holds an M.B.A. in Systems from Drexel University and a B.S. in Accounting from Villanova University.

  • Barry Sloane
    President & CEO
    Newtek Business Services Corp.

    Mr. Sloane is the President, Chairman and CEO of Newtek Business Services Corp. (NASDAQ:NEWT)

    Newtek is an internally managed Business Development Corporation which has portfolio companies that provide a wide range of solutions to business owners across the United States.  Barry Sloane founded Newtek in 1998 and currently serves as the CEO of all of Newtek’s portfolio companies which offerBusiness LendingElectronic Payment Processing,  Managed Technology Solutions (Cloud Computing)eCommerceAccounts Receivable FinancingInsurance ServicesWeb ServicesData Backup, Storage and Retrieval and Payroll.

    Publically traded since September 2000, Newtek has provided state-of-the-art, cost-efficient products and services and efficient business strategies to over 100,000 SMB accounts across all 50 States.

  • Stephen Spagnuolo
    Stealth Engagement

    Stephen Spagnuolo is a Director in the Baltimore office and leads cyber, digital security, risk focus areas, and client engagements. He has earned a recognized track record of delivering leadership talent and corporate development solutions with a principal focus on cyber security and operational risk across technology, financial services, and other industry sectors, ranging from early stage/startup to emerging growth to mid and large global corporates, banks and consultancies. In so doing, he leverages his deep and extensive network, particularly across the U.S. National Security and Wall Street communities.

    Prior to Stanton Chase, Stephen launched and led the Digital Security Practice for several boutique executive search firms. Earlier he was with Russell Reynolds Associates in New York, as a member of the Global Banking & Markets Practice and then Co-Founder/Head of the Americas for Sheffield Haworth, a London-based global financial services recruitment firm, where in just a few years’ time, the platform and team he established and built earned ‘firm of choice’ recognition amongst their US based Tier 1 bank and corporate clients.

    He currently serves as a cybersecurity expert and the on-call cyber security headhunter with RANE (Risk Assistance Network + Exchange), and he is frequently engaged as a moderator and guest panelist on cyber security talent leadership, recruitment, and development for various executive leadership summits and forums, including Security Innovation Network (SINET) and HMG Strategy CIO & CISO Summits, the latter of which he co-established and built as an adjunct to HMG CIO.

    A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Stephen served with distinction as a US Marine Corps infantry officer, having deployed to multiple overseas contingencies.

  • Randall Spratt
    Former EVP, CIO & CTO – Retired
    McKesson Corporation

    Randall N. (Randy) Spratt is the former Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Officer for McKesson Corporation. As CTO, Spratt guided the overall technology direction for the company’s healthcare technology products, and provided support and guidance for application development processes companywide. As CIO, Spratt was responsible for all technology initiatives within the Corporation. Spratt was with McKesson for more than 18 years, recently as chief process officer for McKesson Provider Technologies (MPT), the company's medical software and services division based in Alpharetta, Georgia. He also managed MPT's Business Development, Information Technology, and Strategic Planning offices, as well as MPT's Technology Services business.

    Prior to joining McKesson, Spratt held executive positions of increasing responsibility at the start-up Advanced Laboratory Systems (ALS), culminating with the role of Chief Operations Officer. ALS was acquired by HBOC in 1996, which in turn was acquired by McKesson in 1999, and Spratt took on responsibility for HBOC's laboratory systems business shortly thereafter. Following the acquisition of HBOC by McKesson in 1999, Spratt relocated to Georgia to become part of the reconstructed management team. Spratt earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology, with a minor in computer science, from the University of Utah.



  • Erik Tomasi
    Founder and Managing Director
    EMT Consulting

  • Dr. Robert Zandoli
    Global CISO and CTO

    Bob joined BUNGE in February 2015, bringing more than 25 years of experience in Global IT executive leadership to the Global IT Risk and Security organization. In early 2018, Bob added the role of Chief Technology Officer to his existing role as CISO. Prior to BUNGE, Dr. Zandoli was the Global Chief Information Security Officer at AIG and MetLife. He also has held senior positions leading global technology infrastructure at major financial firms including Bank of America. As Global Chief Information Security Officer at AIG and MetLife he managed the information security programs for their Global enterprises. Those responsibilities included IT Risk management; security policies, standards and procedures; compliance; threat and vulnerability management; cyber threat intelligence; Security Operations/incident response; Identity and Access Management; forensics; and eDiscovery, as well as Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity. Bob is an active participant in several professional security organizations; has held board positions in many technology industry groups and participates in several industry councils and roundtables as both a panelist and speaker. He has served as an Adjunct Professor at Stevens Institute of Technology, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses. Bob holds a doctorate from Pace University in Information Technology, a MBA from Baruch College and is a Certified Chief Information Security Officer (C|CISO), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) and a graduate of the FBI CISO Academy.


7:00 AM - 8:00 AM  

Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking

8:00 AM - 8:20 AM  

Welcome and Introduction

Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy and Ramón Baez, Former SVP, Customer Evangelist, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

8:20 AM - 9:00 AM  

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: Transforming IT for the Digital Age

Dana Deasy, Managing Director and Global CIO, JPMorgan Chase

Interviewer:  Mark Polansky, Senior Partner, CIO/IT Officers Practice, Korn Ferry

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM  

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

9:30 AM - 10:10 AM  

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Reimagining the Enterprise in the Next Era of the Digital Age

Michelle Garvey, Chief Information Officer, J. Crew

Robert Lux, EVP & CIO, Freddie Mac

Harry Moseley, CIO and Managing Director, KPMG LLP

John Repko, CIO, Johnson Controls

Moderator: Ramón Baez, Former SVP, Customer Evangelist, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Truly successful leaders are advancing the traditional leadership role by stepping up with bold, game-changing strategies for growing the business, creating value, dominating markets, and delivering innovation to a new generation of empowered and demanding customers. They are taking broader and more proactive roles in enterprise-level operational functions and shared services, forming business strategy and leading execution, and winning an increasing number of Board of Director seats.

This panel of executives will share their leadership, innovation and transformation strategies that have earned them recognition among the most successful leaders of today – and take a look ahead at reimagining the enterprise in the next era of the digital age.

10:10 AM - 10:30 AM  

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM  

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: The Prescription for The Next Generation CIO

Stephen Gold, EVP & CIO, CVS Health and Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy

Plenty has been written about how the CIO’s role is being diminished and/or altered by the Cloud. While we are at an inflection point, the drivers are many and varied and the opportunities and conclusions are different. Stephen Gold, EVP and CIO of CVS Health will share a fresh perspective – one where the CIO does in fact need to re-invent his/herself, but not necessarily (only) in the way the conventional wisdom is suggesting.

11:00 AM - 11:40 AM  

EXECUTIVE KEYNOTE: Cutting Through the Noise: Moving Your Security Program and Organization to the Offense

David Mahon, Chief Security Officer, CenturyLink

"There's no escaping the Digital Transformation. Businesses around the world are learning to become more agile, efficient, and innovative. But this transformation does not come without challenges, including an increasingly complex universe of security threats. Now is the time for CIOs to cut through the noise and engineer security initiatives putting organizations on the offense - proactively aligned for such threats as ransomware, phishing, DDoS attacks, and shadow IT.

In this exclusive keynote session, CenturyLink CSO Dave Mahon will emphasize how security executives most work hand-in-hand with senior business leaders and members of the Board. These teams can properly asses value, measure costs and identify the most dangerous risks. Together, they can empower the organization to architect and execute holistic security programs specifically targeted at the digital transformation.

Our session will explore how to:

- Position IT security for the C-suite and Board of Directors

- Engineer effective cyber risk management strategies for the new IT ecosystem

- Seamlessly manage the drive for increased security and compliance regulations"

11:40 AM - 12:10 PM  

Networking Appetizer Break and Meet Our Partners

12:10 PM - 1:10 PM  


NY Metro SIM News

Presentation of the HMG Strategy 2017 Transformational CIO Award to Dana Deasy, Global Chief Information Officer of JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Presentation of the HMG Strategy 2017 Regional Champion Awards

1:10 PM - 1:50 PM  

EXECUTIVE KEYNOTE: Every Company Needs to Work Like a Digital Company.

Jeetu Patel, Senior Vice President of Platform & Chief Strategy Officer, Box

It's not about rewriting your software. It's about rewriting your company.

To transform your company and compete in the digital age, you need to work like a digital company. But being a digital company is about much more than building an app or applying technology to your existing business. You have to go deeper. You need to fundamentally rethink your products and customer experiences for the digital world. Box Chief Strategy Officer Jeetu Patel will share lessons learned on how to innovate quickly and nimbly to reinvent your products and build modern customer experiences. 

About Box: Box is building the leading Cloud Content Management platform. More than 41 million people in over 60,000 companies – including 59% of the F500 - use Box today to power real-time collaboration across geographic and organizational boundaries, without risk of data loss or security issues. 

1:50 PM - 2:20 PM  

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

2:20 PM - 3:00 PM  

BREAKOUT SESSION 1: Managing the Evolving Workforce (Ballroom V)

Shawn Banerji, Managing Director, Global Technology Officers Practice, Russell Reynolds Associates

Tony Leng, Managing Director and CIO Practice Leader, Diversified Search

Mark Polansky, Senior Partner, CIO/IT Officers Practice, Korn Ferry

Stephen Spagnuolo, Managing Director, CyberSecurity Practice Leader, ZRG Partners

Moderator:  Ramón Baez, Former SVP, Customer Evangelist, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

The way that work is getting done is changing dramatically as people make greater use of mobile and collaborative tools to work from home and public places. Workforce management is also changing as executives and managers are using new tools and techniques to attract, recruit, and manage talent, address gender diversity, and develop the skills and capabilities to drive innovation across the enterprise.

In this session, industry experts will discuss how the workplace is changing along with effective ways for addressing evolving workforce management requirements.

BREAKOUT SESSION 2: Silicon Valley Luminaries on Emerging Technologies You Should Know About (Ballroom I)

This series of digital interviews with Silicon Valley's leading thought leaders and CIOs will illuminate discussion around emerging technologies and top trends to focus on in 2017.

Following, Hunter Muller will interview prominent VCs on future trends that will impact the enterprise.

Johnny Dranchak, CTO, CoreTech App Studio, General Electric

Mark Fernandes, Managing Director, Sierra Ventures

Emmet Keeffe III, Venture Partner, Insight Venture Partners

J.P. Michaud, Managing Director, Petsky Prunier

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM  

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

3:30 PM - 4:10 PM  

BREAKOUT SESSION 3: Building Your Personal Brand (Ballroom V)

Cindy Finkelman, Chief Information Officer, FactSet Research Systems

Susan Hailey, Vice President, Medidata Solutions

Carol Lempert, Executive Coach and Keynote Speaker

Moderator: Beverly Lieberman, President, Halbrecht Lieberman Associates

Everyone has a personal brand, however to insure you are projecting the right message, it takes thoughtfulness and expertise to build a winning one. Just like Amazon has a brand (known for great product selection, competitive pricing and great customer service), so do you. This panel of experts will provide pointers on how to build a personal brand that has a maximum positive impact on your life.

BREAKOUT SESSION 4: Laying the Foundation for the Digital Roadmap (Ballroom I)

Michael Israel, SVP & CIO, Six Flags Entertainment Corporation

Sandeep Katarnavre, CIO & VP, IT, Saint-Gobain

Tom Murphy, VP of Marketing, Turbonomic

Dan Puterbaugh, Senior Legal Advocate, Adobe

Barry Sloane, President & CEO, Newtek Business Services Corp.

Moderator: Erik Tomasi, President, EMT Consulting

As business continues to change at warp speed, IT executives need to be able to manage the current state while framing the future state of the business. Understanding the future trends that are on the horizon and their potential to reshape the business and drive value is critical to any IT leader.

This panel of senior executives will share discussion around emerging trends, technologies, and the companies they are placing their bets on.

BREAKOUT SESSION 5: Information Security and Innovation – How Can We Have Both? (Ballroom II, III, IV)

Israel Martinez, Chairman Global Manufacturing ISAO & CEO, Axon Global

David McCain, Director, Digital Forensic Investigations, NFL

Mariano Nunez, CEO & Co-Founder, Onapsis

Dr. Robert Zandoli, Global CISO, BUNGE LTD.

Moderator: John Iannarelli, Former Senior Executive Advisor, FBI

Information security is often viewed as roadblock to innovation and moving quickly in a highly competitive environment. This panel will focus on how to foster innovation and leverage security as a competitive advantage. We will provide strategies that can be quickly implemented to achieve the overall goal of secure innovation.

4:10 PM - 4:20 PM  

Transition Break

4:20 PM - 5:00 PM  

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Learning from Legendary CIOs

Greg Buoncontri, Former EVP & CIO, Pitney Bowes

Shelley Leibowitz, Former CIO, World Bank Group

Randall Spratt, EVP, CIO & CTO - Retired, McKesson Corporation

Moderator: Ramón Baez, Former SVP, Customer Evangelist, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

There’s an old saying in the industry: Great CIOs don’t retire – they become consultants! But there’s good reason for this. With years of experience under their belts refining strong leadership skills, mentoring staff for career growth and development, and supporting business growth, there are a ton of insights that legendary CIOs can pass on to their comrades.

This panel of esteemed technology executives will share their candid experiences in leading world-class IT organizations along with best practices and lessons that continue to be applicable in today’s hyper-charged business environment.

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM  

Summit Wrap-up, Raffle Prizes and Executive Networking Reception

Presenting Partners

  • Box

    Box (NYSE:BOX) is the leading Content Cloud, a single platform that empowers organizations to manage the entire content lifecycle, work securely from anywhere, and integrate across best-of-breed apps. Founded in 2005, Box simplifies work for leading global organizations, including AstraZeneca, JLL, and Nationwide. Box is headquartered in Redwood City, CA, with offices across the United States, Europe, and Asia. Visit box.com to learn more. And visit box.org to learn more about how Box empowers nonprofits to fulfill their missions.

  • CenturyLink

    CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company enabling millions of customers to transform their businesses and their lives through innovative technology solutions. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, Big Data analytics and IT consulting, and operates more than 55 data centers in North America, Europe and Asia. The company provides broadband, voice, video, data and managed services over a robust 250,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 300,000-route-mile international transport network.


Platinum Partners

  • Adobe

    Adobe gives everyone—from emerging artists to global brands—everything they need to design and deliver exceptional digital experiences. We empower people to create beautiful and powerful images, videos, and apps, and transform how companies interact with customers across every screen. Adobe Creative Cloud, Document Cloud, and Experience Cloud bring together our design expertise with customer intelligence to deliver experiences that get results. With a robust platform that’s powered by advanced science, a thriving community of partners and developers, and a culture that’s passionate about pushing the boundaries of what’s possible with our products, Adobe is changing the world through digital experiences.

  • HPE Intel

    Hewlett Packard Enterprise is an industry leading technology company that enables customers to go further, faster. With the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio, spanning the cloud to the data center to workplace applications, our technology and services help customers around the world make IT more efficient, more productive and more secure.

  • Newtek Business Services Corp.

    Since 1999, Newtek has provided state-of-the-art, cost-efficient products and services to over 100,000 SMB accounts across all 50 states to help them grow their sales, control their expenses and reduce their risk. Newtek’s products and services include: Business Lending, Electronic Payment Processing, Managed Technology Solutions (Cloud Computing), eCommerce, Accounts Receivable Financing, The Secure Gateway, Insurance Services, Web Services, Data Backup, Storage and Payroll.

  • Onapsis

    Onapsis protects the mission-critical applications that run the global economy, from the core to the cloud. The Onapsis Platform uniquely delivers actionable insight, secure change, automated governance and continuous monitoring for critical systems—ERP, CRM, PLM, HCM, SCM and BI applications—from leading vendors such as SAP, Oracle, Salesforce and others, while keeping them protected and compliant. For more information, visit www.onapsis.com.

  • Turbonomic

    Turbonomic delivers an autonomic platform where virtual and cloud environments self-manage in real-time to assure application performance. Turbonomic’s patented decision engine dynamically analyzes application demand and allocates shared resources to maintain a continuous state of application health. Launched in 2010, Turbonomic is one of the fastest growing technology companies in the virtualization and cloud space. Turbonomic’s autonomic platform is trusted by thousands of enterprises to accelerate their adoption of virtual, cloud, and container deployments for all mission critical applications.


Gold Partners

  • Apptio

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

  • Commvault

    Commvault is a leading provider of data protection and information management solutions, helping organizations worldwide activate their data to drive more value and insight for their business. As a result, Commvault customers are able to reduce IT cost, better leverage data, improve IT operations, and increase overall efficiencies. With solutions and services delivered directly and through a worldwide network of partners and service providers, Commvault solutions comprise one of the industry’s leading portfolios in data protection and recovery, cloud, virtualization, archive, file sync and share.

  • Information Builders Inc.

    Information Builders provides the industry's most scalable software solutions for data management and analytics. We help organizations operationalize and monetize their data through insights that drive action. Our integrated platform for business intelligence (BI), analytics, data integration, and data quality, combined with our proven expertise, delivers value faster, with less risk. We believe data and analytics are the drivers of digital transformation, and we’re on a mission to help our customers capitalize on new opportunities in the connected world. Visit us at informationbuilders.com and follow us on Twitter at @infobldrs.

  • Level3 Communications

    Level 3 Communications builds, operates and maintains a global communications network to deliver managed solutions for enterprises, carriers and governments. As a Fortune 500 company and a Tier 1 Internet operator, we offer fiber-based infrastructure and data center solutions, IP-based voice and data communications, wide-area Ethernet services, video and content distribution, security solutions, and cloud-based solutions. Level 3 connects more than 500 markets in over 60 countries across owned fiber networks on six continents, connected by extensive undersea facilities. We take ownership of network reliability and security, so our customers can own their success in return

  • Neudesic

    Neudesic is the trusted technology partner in business innovation, delivering impactful business results to clients through digital modernization and evolution. Our consultants bring business and technology expertise together, offering a wide range of cloud and data-driven solutions, including: custom application development, comprehensive managed services, and business software products. Founded in 2002, Neudesic is a privately held company headquartered in Irvine, California, and is celebrating its 15th Anniversary in 2017.

  • New Relic

    New Relic is a leading digital intelligence company, delivering full-stack visibility and analytics with more than 14,000 paid business thus collecting 1 Billion metrics per minute. New Relic offers a complete Digital Intelligence Platform to provide companies with realtime insights into their customer experience, application performance and infrastructure performance. Come see why New Relic is ranked an APM Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for 5 years in a row, by visiting:

  • Platform9

    Platform9 provides open source-as-a-service for enterprises that need faster and easier ways to manage cloud infrastructure across multiple platforms. Unlike do-it-yourself or legacy solutions, Platform9 delivers technologies like OpenStack and Kubernetes as SaaS-managed solutions to reduce cost and time to value, all while avoiding being locked into a single vendor ecosystem. Platform9 helps DevOps and IT teams focus on solving core business problems while automating much of the set-up and management process on the back end. It has enabled customers like Box, Blue Cross Blue Shield and PlayStation to realize a greater than 99 percent success rate with OpenStack deployments.

  • Pure Storage

    Pure Storage helps customers build a better world with data. The Pure Storage Data Platform, powered by all-flash storage, offers a simpler, more effective, and more flexible solution for cloud infrastructure and data-rich applications like artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data analytics. With Satmetrix-certified NPS performance in the top 1% of B2B companies, Pure has an ever-expanding range of customers who are some of the happiest in the world.

  • Tintri by DDN

    Tintri by DDN builds VM-aware storage that challenges the storage quo. Tintri by DDN builds VM-aware storage specifically for your virtualized applications—with none of the limitations of traditional physical-first storage. When you store your virtual machines on Tintri, they perform 6x faster, pack 10x more densely and take 98% less management, saving you time, money and sanity. Learn more at www.tintri.com to get the storage that can guarantee the performance of virtualized servers, databases and desktops applications.


Supporting Partners

  • Workday, Inc.

    Workday is a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources. Founded in 2005, Workday delivers financial management, human capital management, planning, and analytics applications designed for the world’s largest companies, educational institutions, and government agencies. Organizations ranging from medium-sized businesses to Fortune 50 enterprises have selected Workday.


Trailblazer Partners

  • Pentaho

    Pentaho, a Hitachi Group Company, is a leading data integration and business analytics company. Pentaho’s mission is to help organizations across multiple industries harness the value from all their data, including big data and IoT, enabling them to find new revenue streams, operate more efficiently, deliver outstanding service and minimize risk. Pentaho has over 15,000 product deployments and 1,500 commercial customers today including ABN-AMRO Clearing, BT, EMC, Landmark Halliburton, Moody's, NASDAQ and Sears Holdings Corporation.


Breakfast Partners

  • FINsix

    FINsix Corporation, the creator of the world’s smallest laptop chargers DART & DART-C, is the global leader in high-frequency power conversion technology. The FINsix vision is to bring highly miniaturized power conversion products to market that offer unprecedented power density and excellent performance. This disruptive technology is transforming power delivery for consumer electronics. FINsix is a spinout from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology LEES Laboratory. The company has 34 issued and pending patents and is based in Menlo Park, CA.


Lunch Partners

  • Pentaho

    Pentaho, a Hitachi Group Company, is a leading data integration and business analytics company. Pentaho’s mission is to help organizations across multiple industries harness the value from all their data, including big data and IoT, enabling them to find new revenue streams, operate more efficiently, deliver outstanding service and minimize risk. Pentaho has over 15,000 product deployments and 1,500 commercial customers today including ABN-AMRO Clearing, BT, EMC, Landmark Halliburton, Moody's, NASDAQ and Sears Holdings Corporation.


Research Partners

  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise

    Hewlett Packard Enterprise is an industry leading technology company that enables customers to go further, faster. With the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio, spanning the cloud to the data center to workplace applications, our technology and services help customers around the world make IT more efficient, more productive and more secure.


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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Russell Reynolds Associates

    Russell Reynolds Associates is a premier provider of senior-level executive search and assessment, serving clients globally for 40 years. We advise our clients on recruiting and retaining outstanding and impactful leaders, and help them mitigate the risks associated with senior level appointments. We are a private firm with 39 offices across North and South America, Europe and Asia/Pacific, covering all major business regions including Africa, Eastern Europe and Russia, the Middle East and the South Pacific. We leverage our collective expertise to identify and assess leaders who can support the growth and success of our client organizations. Our 300 experienced consultants are supported by a global research network We complete more than 2,000 assignments annually, across a broad range of industries and functional roles.

  • 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.


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.

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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).


Association Partners

  • SIM New York Metro

    SIM is an association of senior IT executives, prominent academicians, selected consultants, and other IT thought leaders built on the foundation of local chapters, who come together to share and enhance their rich intellectual capital for the benefit of its members and their organizations. SIM members strongly believe in and champion: The alignment of IT and business as a valued partnership; The creation and sharing of best practices; The effective, efficient and innovative business use of information technology to continuously bring to market valuable products and services; IT management and leadership skills development that enables our members growth at each stage of their career; The replenishment and education of future IT leaders including a strong role in influencing university curriculums and continuing education; Working with the IT industry to shape its direction; Policies and legislation that stimulate innovation, economic development, healthy competition and IT job creation; Serving our communities and the industry through giving and outreach

  • Wall Street Technology Association

    The Wall Street Technology Association (WSTA®) provides financial industry technology professionals, vendors, service providers, and consultants with forums to learn from and connect with each other. The WSTA facilitates seminars and networking events where members meet and exchange ideas and best practices that assist them in effectively capitalizing on technology advances and dealing with financial industry business challenges. Founded in 1967, the WSTA is a not-for-profit association with a long history of evolving to meet the needs of its members.


Grand Hyatt New York

109 E. 42nd Street
New York, NY

Room rate $299/night. This rate expires on February 15, 2017.

To reserve a room, please reserve online by visiting the HMG Strategy Room Block or call (212) 883-1234 and reference the HMG Strategy event. 

The New York CIO Summit of America 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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