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2018 CIO Summit of America

Grand Hyatt New York, New York, NY

Event Highlights

Lead, Reimagine, Reinvent – Driving a Culture of Genius for Success

In today’s fast-changing business landscape, it’s not your competitors that threaten your company’s survival. It’s your organization’s willingness and capacity to disrupt its existing business model or be disrupted. Because the CIO is at the center of the digital transformation journey she or he is uniquely positioned to deliver fearless leadership, fuse emerging technologies with process redesign and people skills, partner with the C-suite and board of directors, and successfully navigate the business into the future.

The courageous leadership traits needed to foster a culture of innovation and transformation on the path to genius will be the focal point of the 2018 CIO Summit of America.

  • Vincent Amatulli
    CTO - Global Technology and Operations

    Responsible for Wealth Management, Capital Markets, and Buy-Side technology platforms for the Global Technology & Operations division of Broadridge.  This includes the full development lifecycle, technical modernization of legacy platforms, and Innovation.   

    Most recently, Vincent has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Information & Operations Officer of the Ayco Company, a Goldman Sachs organization, responsible for the large scale technical, operational and cultural transformation of the company to enable a best-in-class client experience and operational efficiencies. He spent a total of 26 years at Goldman Sachs, the last 10 as a Managing Director, building post-trade applications to support the global organization.

    Vincent holds a B.S. degree in Computer science from Marist College and an M.B.A. degree in International Business from the Lubin School of Business, Pace University. He also serves as a volunteer EMT in NJ and serves on the advisory board of Marist College Computer Science and Mathematics as well as the Rutgers University Big Data Advisory board.

  • Koby Avital
    EVP Technology Platforms

    Koby Avital was previously with Priceline.com as Chief Technology Officer.  In this role, he managed IT, engineering, application development, software architecture, and technology operations at priceline.com.

    Koby brings over 20 years of executive management experience in startups and larger high-tech companies with the focus on techno strategy, architecture and product development of high availability and large scale systems.

    Prior to joining the company, he was with Ivy Software innovation studio where he was the technical managing principal. Prior to that role, he was at PayPal and served as eBay’s VP of Platform, Infrastructure services and Architecture. Koby spent six years with Microsoft as a partner architect, product unit manager and as a GPM working on variety of products such as AppFabric, Azure and Office 365. His enterprise experience came from being part of SAP where Koby was the GM of composite application and enterprise architecture and from PeopleSoft as the VP of development of Human Capital Division.

  • 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.

  • Michele Bennett
    VP, Advanced Analytics

    Dr. Michele Bennett is an Executive in Advanced Analytics at Avanade for North America.  Michele has over 25 years of experience in data and advanced analytics including machine learning and predictive analyses, software architecture and technology development, global team management, and start-up business development.

    Michele specializes in transforming organizations through the use of data and customer experiences guided by strong IT governance. She has a passion for data and analyses to shape resilience, provide immediate impact, protect and secure assets, and strike a path to future growth.  A scientist, technologist, and business executive, she is able to leverage the right context that leads to impact and actionable insight.

    Prior to joining Avanade, she was the Senior Director of Research Data Science and Evaluation at Thomson Reuters, and was responsible for primary and secondary research analytics for global Life Science research institutions such as the NIH and pharmaceutical and biotech companies.

    Prior to joining Thomson Reuters, she co-founded a text mining and data analysis consulting and technology company, Wool Labs, and co-holds a patent with the USPTO for several components of the software.  At Wool Labs, she focused on deriving insights from patient experiences expressed in conversations found in social media, and then merging that text data with traditional pharmaceutical and clinical data to find patterns that can be used for marketing, sales, medical and patient education, and patient stratification for clinical decision and product targeting.

    Michele holds a PhD in Information Technology from Capella University with an emphasis in Data Science and Research Method, a MS in Computer Engineering from Villanova University, a BS in Microbiology and Genetics from Pennsylvania State University, and an AA in Law from California State University at Irvine.

  • David Berman

    With more than 20 years of experience in the software technology industry, David Berman is known for his innovative, highly successful sales and go-to-market strategies, and for his expertise in leading high-performing organizations.

    David was President of Worldwide Sales and Services at WebEx Communications, where he developed the revolutionary web-touch sales and service model, helping the Company attain its IPO and 100X revenue growth. As President of RingCentral, he was a key contributor to their highly successful IPO and helped drive the company to industry-leading growth rates.

  • Kurt Brungardt
    Chief Operating Officer & Managing Member
    Central Shore Holdings

  • Bertina Ceccarelli

    Bertina Ceccarelli joined NPower as Chief Executive Officer in May, 2016.  NPower is a national nonprofit dedicated to creating pathways to economic prosperity by launching digital careers for military veterans and young adults from underserved communities.  NPower empowers under-represented talent to pursue tech futures by teaching the digital and professional skills demanded by the marketplace, and by engaging corporations, volunteers and nonprofits in the long-term success of our students. 

    Ms. Ceccarelli is an engineer by training and began her career in technology as a Systems Analyst for Procter & Gamble before moving into sales and marketing for the company.  After P&G, she joined the National Broadcasting Company (NBC), where she served in several executive roles, including Senior Vice President, Marketing for NBC’s online ventures and Senior Vice President for Brand Strategy for NBCi, a portfolio company of the broadcast network.

    After a successful career in the corporate sector, Ms. Ceccarelli chose to transition her skills to the nonprofit sector.  Growing up in a working-class family and the first to graduate from high school, she was drawn to a community that once supported her own educational endeavors.  In 2001, Ms. Ceccarelli joined United Way of New York City as Senior Vice President of Institutional Advancement where she led marketing, brand strategy, donor relationship management, fundraising, and corporate volunteer engagement.

    Prior to her appointment at NPower, she served as Executive Vice President of Global Resources at the Wildlife Conservation Society where she led fundraising from private sources, capital campaigns, corporate strategy, conservation finance, membership, direct response, and events. She was responsible for generating over $85 million annually in programmatic and unrestricted funds. In her role she led brand development and strategy for the Society and launched Future Leaders, a workforce development initiative to accelerate career success for local Bronx youth.

    Bertina holds an MBA from Harvard University and a BS in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the University of California at Berkeley.  She has served on the board of Girls Inc. New York and the Strategic Planning Council for Brooklyn Youth Chorus.  She has also served on the board of Women in Development and chaired the Harvard Business School Club of New York’s Social Enterprise Conference.  She is a certified yoga instructor.  Bertina lives in the Carroll Gardens section of Brooklyn with her husband and teenage son.


  • Mignona Cote
    Chief Security Officer

    Mignona Cote is a proven problem solver with a unique ability to find, assess and fix information security vulnerabilities across a variety of industries. With more than two decades of experience in information security, risk management, compliance and auditing, Mignona helps Fortune 50 companies ensure the security of their data. She has a proven track record of transforming technical operations and building strategic solutions for companies like Aetna, Bank of America, PepsiCo and Verizon. Her expertise spans incident response, vulnerability management, access management, vendor management, risk and compliance, as well as auditing. She has completely reshaped secured solutions throughout large enterprise networks.

  • 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

  • Cory Eaves
    Managing Director
    General Atlantic

    Cory A. Eaves leads General Atlantic's Resources Group, providing expertise and strategic counsel to GA's investment teams. He brings to this role more than 25 years of operational experience, including previously serving as Chief Technology Officer of SSA Global, one of the world's largest enterprise software providers and a prior GA portfolio company. He is responsible for value creation across GA’s portfolio companies and serves on the firm's Portfolio Committee. Cory currently serves on the boards of directors at CitiusTech and eviCore and serves as a board observer for Aperture Group.

    Cory joined GA in 2009 from Misys plc, a global provider of software and services to the healthcare and financial services industries, where he was Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Officer. He also served on the board of directors of Allscripts.

    Cory advises a number of philanthropic organizations on strategy and technology. He serves on the Executive Committee of the board of directors of The Marfan Foundation. He also chairs the External Affairs Committee of the board of directors of NetHope, a technology collaboration of 40 of the world's largest humanitarian organizations.

    Cory earned his B.S.E.E. at the University of Iowa and his M.B.A., cum laude, at Babson College, and he completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

  • Richard M. Entrup
    Mayfield Fund

    Richard Entrup has led technology, innovation, and digital transformation programs at many prominent global brands including Verizon, Christie’s, Disney/ABC, Time Warner, The Museum of Modern Art, Viacom, and Tiffany & Company. He has also served as CIO at several healthcare companies and a major international law firm, with documented success aligning technology investments to strategic initiatives.

    Richard was most recently Managing Director, 5G & Edge Innovation at Verizon Business Group, where he was focused on helping enterprise clients explore the art of the possible to fully leverage 5G, edge computing, and emerging technology in support of digital transformation and innovation. Prior to Verizon, Richard was the Global CIO/CDO at Christie’s, where he visioned and executed a major digital transformation program which included many art tech firsts such as the first blockchain-based auction, an augmented reality virtual hang app, predictive analytics and computer vision apps using AI/ML, online mobile bidding during a live auction, and in 2018, helped launched the inaugural Christie’s Art & Tech Conference, which was focused on Blockchain and AI and where NFTs were first introduced to the traditional art world.

    Richard serves as a Mentor to students in the Executive Masters in Technology Management Program at Columbia University; a Startup Mentor for leAD, the sports startup accelerator program; is a trusted advisor to the venture capital community; and is a Startup Advisor to many early-stage startups in various sectors including eCommerce, Web3/Metaverse/NFT/Blockchain, cybersecurity, and media/broadcasting ad tech.  

  • Gail Fierstein
    SVP HR, Product, Technology and Operations

    Gail is a seasoned executive with experience in finance and education tech sectors in Technology and HR.  She is recognized for setting strategies that enable organizations to realize their talent potential, navigate change and create an engaged and diverse workplace. 

    Currently, Gail is the SVP HR, Product and Technology and is leading Pearson’s digital product transformation by defining the organization, culture change and aggressively building out agile teams that are needed to create word class digital educational products. 

    Prior to joining Pearson, her passion for creating opportunities to help people realize their potential and provide access to economic growth led her to the Markle Foundation.  Here she led research focused on creating opportunities for people to learn and train for new skills in innovative ways.

    During Gail’s 25-year career at Goldman Sachs, she had senior roles in Technology and Human Capital Management (HCM).   In her role as the HCM head for Business Partner teams, she was an active voice for women and in particular women in Tech. Gail was responsible for the firm’s workforce re-entry programs, The Returnship™– an internship designed for people rejoining the workforce after an extended personal time off.

    Gail is a Board member at NPower whose mission to bring the tech community together for social good by creating pathways to economic prosperity by launching digital careers for veterans and young adults from underserved communities.  In addition, as a senior advisor at Center for Talent Innovation she has been involved in several research studies focused on women - “The Sponsor Effect“, “Executive Presence” and the “The Athena Factor 2.0”.


    Gail received a BS from Rutgers University and lives in New York City with her husband and son.

  • Michael Frankel
    Founder and Managing Partner
    Trajectory Capital Partners

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Boaz Gelbord
    Dun and Bradstreet

    Boaz Gelbord serves as the Chief Information Security Officer at Dun and Bradstreet where he leads the company’s global information security program. Previously, Boaz served as Bloomberg’s Chief Information Security Officer where he had overall executive responsibility for the security of one of the world's largest private networks. Prior to that, Boaz was the CISO of News Corp’s Amplify division and was one of the founders of the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA), the official information security agency of the European Union. Boaz began his career building mobile encryption systems at KPN Dutch Telecom in the Netherlands.

    Boaz holds a PhD in mathematics from the Technion in Israel and has authored a number of information security related patents. He is an appointed member of the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee’s (NSTAC) Cybersecurity Subcommittee and is a member of the Computing Advisory Board at NYU.

  • Michael Golz
    Chief Information Officer, Americas

    As chief information officer, Michael Golz oversees all IT solutions and services in North America, aligning information and technology strategy with SAP’s business strategy, and providing best-in-class processes and optimized operations for all lines of business.  He leads the “SAP Runs SAP” program, highlighting IT and product innovation in the areas of cloud, real-time business platform, applications, analytics, and mobile. Under his leadership, SAP Global IT has become the company's best customer reference. Michael oversees IT for Latin America and the Caribbean as well. 

    Michael joined SAP AG in 1998 at the company’s Walldorf, Germany headquarters. He began his tenure as SAP’s head of infrastructure for Demo, Training and Consulting systems. After moving to the United States in 2002, Michael served as the vice president of IT for SAP America, overseeing the strategic role and management of the IT function in the United States. Before assuming his current post, he was senior vice president of Global IT Application Services, with worldwide responsibility for internal business applications and external platforms, covering the entire spectrum of SAP solutions for all SAP employees. 

    Prior to joining SAP, he led the Information Management organization for the largest division of OTTO Group in Cologne, Germany. 

    Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and information technology from European Business School, in Germany. 

  • Andrew Guzman
    VP & CTO, Americas

    A visionary and thought leader with over 25 years of experience in consulting and corporate settings, Andrew is the Chief Technologist for the Americas at HCL, responsible for the orchestration and exploration of new strategic business initiatives for the Global Enterprise Technology Office. In this role, Andrew drives disruptive innovation and evangelism for next-generation IT services by leading and enabling strategic dialogue on topics like Digitalization, Internet of Things and NexGen IT Infrastructure. 

    Andrew brings extensive experience in IT transformation, cloud, digital, mobility and security as a past CIO, CISO and CTO in both public and private sectors. At HP, Andrew held the role of Strategist/Director CTO where he directed IT transformation, enterprise architecture, infrastructure, software and security management for Financial Services and Healthcare domains. Most recently, Andrew was EVP-Director-Global Enterprise Architecture & Engineering at Citigroup, overseeing global enterprise architecture, strategy, governance, data, engineering, security, and, several global strategic initiatives. Contact Andrew at andrew.guzman@hcl.com.


  • Steve Haldeman
    Strategist - IoT, Data and Analytics
    Hewlett Packard Enterprise

    As a Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Strategist, Steve brings deep experience in the Internet-of-Things (IoT), Big Data and Analytics to providing strategic business and technical consultation for HPE customers and partners.  His focus in these areas spans multiple vertical industries and accounts across North America.  Over his 36 year career at HPE, he has held various senior technical and business roles including Director-level leadership of a large Americas-wide Solution Architect team providing key industry solutions including Internet-of-Things (IoT), Cloud Computing, Big Data/Analytics, Software Defined Infrastructures and High-Performance Computing.  He also held a position as Senior Solution Architect with particular expertise in Data Center, Systems Consolidation and Business Continuity/Availability solutions and led a similar design team for HPE in the Americas.

  • Marc Hamer
    EVP, CIO & CDO
    Orgill, Inc.

    Marc was most recently Chief Information Officer at Sealed Air Corporation and led the global IT & Digital organization and Digital Delivery with the goal of designing and executing mission-critical business transformation programs.

    Working in close coordination with Sealed Air divisions, R&D and other functions, he was key to articulating and driving Sealed Air’s digital strategy. This strategy led to new business opportunities and generated revenue growth by applying new, even disruptive, technology products, services and solutions to meet customers’ needs.

    In addition to fueling innovation, Marc was responsible for Sealed Air’s IT systems and assets globally, and ensured that technologies align with the objectives and priorities of the business. He was also responsible for process improvement, automation and digital initiatives throughout the company to streamline operations and improve bottom-line profitability.

    Under Marc’s leadership, state-of-the-art technology and processes, aligned with world-class talent, and enhancing customer support, intimacy and loyalty, leading to profitable growth.

    In 2018, Marc received the Charlotte CIO of The Year® Orbie® Award in the Super Global category. Under his leadership, Sealed Air received the CIO 100 Award for exemplifying the highest level of operational and strategic excellence tied to innovative digital solutions. Marc has been named one of the Top Technology Executives to Watch by thought leadership research group, HMG Strategy.

    With more than 20 years of IT leadership experience, Marc has worked in a variety of industries covering energy and environmental technology, biotechnology, international aerospace and defense, and government security. Throughout his career, he has successfully led all facets of IT, including largescale technology rollouts, implementing new business concepts and delivering innovative business solutions.

    Marc sits on Advisory boards for the Global CIO Executive Summit, PTC, Insight Venture Management, FireMon and Nutanix. He is also a member of the CNBC Technology Executive Council. Marc has been published numerous times in technology and business journals.

  • Michael Harrison
    Managing Director
    Winterberry Group

    With 20 years of marketing experience, Michael leads Winterberry Group’s marketer consulting practice. He brings strategic and executive competencies in all aspects of consumer marketing, spanning data-driven marketing and technology, personalization, operations, supplier management, database design, data procurement, predictive modeling/ML and quantitative analysis.

    Prior to joining Winterberry Group, Mr. Harrison served as Chief Strategy Officer at Ansira. In his capacity Mr. Harrison led the strategic direction of Ansira and their clients including, but not limited to Domino’s, Panera, Nestle N.A., Purina, Mitsubishi and La-Z-Boy. He was accountable for strategic planning, technology development (data and digital), data analytics, programmatic media and social media.Prior to Ansira, Mr. Harrison has built data and digital competencies focused on the retail, automotive, and consumer packaged goods at Doner Advertising, Havas (formerly EuroRSCG 4D), and Circuit City.

    Mr. Harrison has served on university and supplier advisory boards and presented at numerous industry and supplier events. He holds a B.A. in economics from Elon University and a M.A. in economics from Eastern Michigan University.  Mr. Harrison is the Big Data & Intelligence Chair for Southern Methodist University’s Digital Accelerator program.

  • Michael Kay
    New York Yankees Broadcaster
    YES Network

    Now in his 16th season as the play-by-play announcer for the YES Network, Kay also serves as the host of YES' CenterStage series, hosts his own radio talk show on ESPN Radio in New York and is a frequent contributor to ESPN's Emmy Award-winning Sports Reporters. In 2008, 2011 and 2016, he handled play-by-play duties for the ESPN Radio Network's coverage of the AL Division Series.

    A 31-time Emmy Award nominee and eight-time Emmy winner, Kay was named by Radio Ink magazine the second-most influential local sports talk show host in America in 2012.

    Before joining the YES Network, Kay worked at the MSG Network from 1989-2001 as a Yankees reporter. In 1992, he added the assignment of Knicks locker room reporter to his responsibilities and continued in that role through the 1998-99 season.

    In addition to his television work, Kay also worked as a Yankees analyst on WABC Radio from 1992-2002. Kay was a winner with Bob Goldscholl (WBBR) for "Best Sports Reporter" at the 2000 New York Metro Achievement in Radio Awards. After the Yankees' World Series victories in 1996, 1998, 2000 and 2009, Kay and John Sterling were asked by New York City's Mayor to host the post-parade victory celebration at City Hall.

    In 1998, Kay also began co-hosting Sports Talk with John Sterling and Michael Kay, an MSG-produced nightly sports radio call-in show which aired on WABC Radio during the winter months. During the baseball season, Kay and Sterling hosted Yankee Talk which aired 90 minutes prior to all weekend Yankees games.

    Shortly after graduating from Fordham University in 1982 with a B.A. in Communications, the Bronx, N.Y., native became one of the hot sports reporters in New York City with a style that combined great reporting skills with quality writing. While at Fordham, he honed his skills working for the school newspaper and radio station, working at Sports Phone and as the public address announcer for the New York Pro Summer Basketball League.

    In 1982, Kay landed a job as a general assignment writer for the New York Post. Two years later he began covering college basketball (1984-85) and then the New Jersey Nets, whom he covered for two seasons before becoming the newspaper's general basketball writer. In 1987, he moved to baseball where he served as his paper's Yankees beat reporter. While he was in that position, he got his first television job with MSG Network as host of the "Hot Stove League" segment of MSG's Sports Night. In 1989, Kay moved from the Post to the New York Daily News, where he covered the Yankees until 1992, when he made the jump to radio. With the move, he became the first newspaper reporter in any sport to make the jump into the broadcast booth full-time, performing both play-by-play and analysis.

    Kay was given the "Dick Young Award for Excellence in Sports Media" by the New York Pro Baseball Scouts in 1995. He was also a part of the Yankees/MSG Production team that was nominated for New York Emmy Awards for six consecutive years. In 1998, he was on the MSG team that won for "Outstanding Live Sports Coverage-Series." In 1996 and '97, he was a member of the MSG team that won New York Emmys for "Outstanding Live Sports Coverage-Single Program" for Dwight Gooden's no-hitter and "The Battle for New York: Yankees vs. Mets."

    Kay resides in Manhattan, N.Y., and in 2005 had an honorary street sign in his name erected on the Grand Concourse in the Bronx. He is active with the Alzheimer's Association in memory of his mother, Rose, who passed away from the disease in 2006. Kay has also joined Joe Girardi for the "Remember When, Remember Now" banquet at the Grand Central Oyster Bar to benefit Girardi's Catch 25 Foundation and Alzheimer's research. He co-hosted the 2013 B.A.T. fundraising dinner in New York, and served as master of ceremonies at the 2013 Thurman Munson Awards fundraising dinner in New York.

    In 2016, Kay was inducted into the New York State Baseball Hall of Fame. He and his wife, Jodi, were married in February 2011 and have a daughter, Caledonia Rose, born in January 2013 and a son, Charles Applegate, born in November 2014.

  • 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. 

  • Stuart Kippelman
    Parsons Corporation

    Stuart Kippelman is the Chief Information Officer of Parsons Corporation, one of the world’s leading digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, intelligence, and critical infrastructure markets. He is responsible for the global IT function, including leading all aspects of Parsons information technology strategy and operations, including digital business transformation. He plays a crucial role in the implementation of critical capabilities to serve Parsons’ customers, leveraging his experience in global transformations, business intelligence, data mining, and cloud computing to advance commercial offerings.

     Prior to joining Parsons, Stuart was Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Platform Specialty Products, Covanta Energy and Biotest.  For his transformational work, Stuart has received numerous prestigious industry recognitions including Top 100 CIO's in STEM 2015, Computerworld’s 2014 Premier IT Leader Award and the CIO.com Top 100 Award in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

    Prior to joining Covanta, Stuart held many leadership and technical roles of increasing responsibility at Johnson & Johnson.  He was Corporate Director of Technology M&A and Emerging Market Growth, CIO/CTO of Health & Wellness, Vice President of Global Infrastructure Technology Engineering, and Development, as well as other roles in engineering, architecture, research, portfolio management, deployment and operations.

    Stuart holds multiple patents in data mining, analytics and Business Intelligence.  He is actively engaged in helping guide and develop the next generation of IT leadership and serves as a career mentor both for Columbia University's Executive Master of Science in Technology Management program, as well as the CIO Executive Council Pathways program.

  • Tom Kramer
    Sr Director of Systems Engineering North Region

    Tom Kramer is the Sr. Director of Systems Engineering responsible for North Eastern US and Canada at Nutanix.  Tom has held various leadership positions at Palo Alto Networks, EMC, and Cisco and has helped lead many Fortune 1000 clients through their digital transformation journeys while increasing overall efficiencies in their security posture and data center infrastructure.  As organizations now assess their Cloud strategies in addressing the evolving needs of their business, Tom is leveraging his data center infrastructure and security experience in driving client adoption of a hybrid Enterprise Cloud model that makes infrastructure invisible allowing businesses to focus on their applications.

  • Chris Kulczytzky
    Senior Director - Financial and Procurement Specialists (GLOBAL)
    Co-VP Membership SIM NY Metro

    Chris Kulczytzky was Vice President, Enterprise Services for Global Technology at S&P Global. He was responsible for providing technology leadership and strategic direction for the enterprise business application portfolio. Chris managed technology resources for enterprise Finance, Order to Cash, Human Resources, Data and Analytics, Master Data Management, Data Governance, Communications, Procurement, Corporate Affairs, Risk Management and Legal. He worked closely with corporate leaders to ensure technology alignment with business strategy.

    Prior to serving in his current role, Chris developed broad global technology and management expertise for more than a decade in various roles within S&P Global. As a vice president, Financial Technology Services, he was responsible for a multi-year global transformation initiative, which included replacing the Lawson Finance ERP with Oracle E-Business Suite R12. He previously served as senior director in the Finance and Administration PMO, an Information Technology Manager at Standard & Poor’s, a Financial Systems consultant and an Information Technology Audit Manager.

    Chris holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Philadelphia University and a Master of Business Administration degree in Marketing from the LeBow College of Business – Drexel University. Chris has earned the following certifications: Columbia University CIO Certification, Certified Information Systems Auditor (ISACA), Project Management Professional (PMI), Six Sigma Green Belt (Pivotal Resources) and Certified Internet Webmaster (Internet Foundations).

  • Tony Leng
    Managing Director, Practice Lead and OMP
    Diversified Search

    Tony Leng is a Managing Director of Diversified Search and leads 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.

  • Sean Lennon

    Sean Patrick Lennon, a visionary leader who drives transformation of global, multi-billion dollar organizations from the inside out, was previously with Allergan where he pushed them to become the fastest-growing, most dynamic pharmaceutical company in global healthcare. In his previous role with Allergan IT, Sean has successfully directed integration and divestiture activities for 40+ acquisitions and divestitures since 2010. His know-how enabled the business to rapidly scale, setting the stage for Allergan’s record growth. With Sean’s unparalleled expertise in highly-efficient integration, Allergan IT has captured over $300 million in cost savings by realizing synergies and strategically restructuring during the mergers and acquisitions process. With an eye on aligning the company’s IT strategy and business strategy, Sean spearheads all aspects of technology vision, product development, and digital delivery of customer-oriented technology services, guiding more than 20,000 Allergan associates around the world. 

    Prior to joining Watson Pharmaceuticals, now Allergan, Sean served as Vice President of Global Infrastructure Services at Novartis Pharmaceuticals, one of the largest healthcare companies globally. At Novartis, he consolidated client services to their highest satisfaction ratings and reduced budget by $100 million. In 2002, Sean was recruited by pharmaceutical services company C3i to fix its struggling business, a turnaround that he resourcefully executed in less than 60 days as Senior Vice President and General Manager. Sean found his start in the industry with Schering Plough Pharmaceuticals. In 1996, he characteristically rolled up his sleeves to convert Schering Plough’s Managed Care and Health Management group from an entity not delivering value, to a top team in the business with the highest IT satisfaction. Sean initially proved his worth to the company as a consultant in 1994, when he designed and developed the first Third-Party Data Warehouse system in the industry, enabling Schering Plough to deploy its field sales organizations up to 10 days faster than the competition and at a reduced cost.  

    Sean is in the highest echelon of experience for managing large technical organizations and leading the development and implementation of business-driven digital IT programs.  He also has extensive operational and financial experience, overseeing all IT Financial Planning and Analysis, leading IT business plan development, financial forecasting, financial analysis, and capital commitment planning, as well as competitive analysis and benchmarking.  Sean possesses strong communication acumen, skilled at delivering technology-oriented messages to nontechnology-oriented people. He has succeeded in breaking down the walls between IT and other business units positioning IT as a key strategic partner. Sean is consistently recognized as a top performer in both measurable results and organization-shaping behaviors. He is very organized and results-oriented with strong process management abilities; he also possesses the insight required to build and focus the high energy of creative teams. Extremely customer-focused, Sean has extensive experience working internationally, having traveled to and done business in more than 50 countries worldwide. He sits on several advisory committees and has received numerous industry honors and recognitions for leadership in delivering innovative technology solutions.  Sean was named 2015 “CIO of the Year” by NJ Tech Council. 

    Sean has 33 years of technical and IT management experience, including 22 years specific to Life Sciences. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Business Management from St. John’s University in New York.  

  • 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

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


  • Mark Moore

    After searching long and far, it was clear there are no great comprehensive solutions to help bring manufacturers into the online world. As Noribachi's CIO, Mark was tasked to create online opportunities for the commercial LED lighting product line. This lead to a series of experiments and eventually engineering and developing the platform which has become Inxeption's platform. As a software engineer with over 30 years of industry and senior executive management experience, he continues to strive today to build cutting edge solutions and disrupt the software world. While at Noribachi, Mark was also responsible for their IOT device product line as well as all online corporate infrastructure.

    Prior to Noribachi, Mark served as Senior Vice Products of Recommind and was responsible for Engineering, Product, Support and Cloud Services Delivery team for Recommind's eDiscovery products. While at Recommind, Mark oversaw and consistently grew Recommind's largest revenue division – OnDemand Services. Mark also led the worldwide Engineering and Product teams to advance from waterfall product development to sprint-based processes and eventually becoming a nimble DevOps organization.

    Mark also served as Executive VP - Products and Services for Niku Corporation (product Clarity acquired by Computer Associates), a designer of enterprise IT project/portfolio management systems, where he led all product operations including early design, delivery, marketing, professional services and support. He continues to be excited by the large Clarity user community and enthusiastic customer base which has progressed over the years.

    Mark was also a founding member of several high growth consumer startups specializing in cloud based video and music devices and services – Diba (information appliances), Listen.com/Rhapsody as well as CEO and the Founder of OneTrueMedia/Spotmixer.

    Mark began his career working for a nearly a decade in the Oracle Database Kernel Development team specializing in high scalable and performant data systems, holds patents in Media Servers, Online Video serving and Information Appliance Architectures. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.

  • Harry Moseley
    Former Global CIO

    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.

  • Vipul Nagrath
    SVP Product Development
    ADP, Inc.

    Vipul Nagrath joined ADP in 2015 as SVP and Global Chief Information Officer (CIO) with responsibility for all infrastructure, operations, enterprise applications, enterprise technology systems and processes, end user compute, and mobile & telephony across the globe.

    In 2020, Vipul was promoted to a new role as SVP, Head of Product Development for Major Account Solutions & Human Resources Outsourcing.

    Vipul and his team work closely with ADP’s senior business leaders to execute ADP’s business strategy and identify, prioritize and execute technology solutions that are cost effective, efficient and scalable globally. The focus of Vipul’s organization is to work collaboratively across the organization to ensure that we build strategic capabilities that support an excellent service experience for our clients and associates.

    An industry leader in technology, Vipul brings more than 25 years of experience in developing forward-thinking solutions. Vipul previously served at Bloomberg L.P. from 2003 to 2015, where he started as a project manager in 2003 and rapidly rose through the engineering organization to become Bloomberg, L.P.’s Global Head of Research & Development. In this role, he oversaw technology research and development for all Bloomberg products.  He continued his growth & responsibility as the CIO and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Bloomberg’s Enterprise Solutions business.

    Vipul started his career as a developer with Granada Systems Design, Inc., then moved on to run his own boutique firm specializing in computer telephony integration from 1995 to 2003. Vipul earned a bachelors and master’s degree in computer science from Pace University.

  • Earl Newsome
    Cummins Inc.

    Earl Newsome previously served as Chief Information Officer of the Americas IT organization for Linde PLC, a $28 billion global industrial gases and engineering firm formed by the merger of Linde AG and Praxair, where he served as CIO. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for First Independence Corporation and First Independence Bank, Detroit.

    As CIO of Americas IT at Linde, Earl provided leadership and strategic vision for the Americas IT organization, driving key IT projects and leads cultural integration so that diverse IT teams work together effectively. Prior to joining Linde, Earl served as Corporate CIO and Vice President, Digital, at technology company TE Connectivity (NYSE:TEL), where he built a world-class IT organization that accelerated each business unit’s success with more than 350 staff, a $30 million budget and $27 million in capital. He also innovated a prototype smart cabinet that catalyzed core business growth. His efforts increased energy efficiency by 30 percent within an industrial cabinet and leveraged big data to deliver advanced analytics and recommend $10 million in churn reductions. In addition, he optimized the IT architecture, organization and sourcing strategy to enhance the company’s core competencies that lead to a more than $8 million reduction in application support costs.

    Previously, as Vice President, Global IT Services at Estée Lauder (NYSE: EL), Earl transformed the Shared Services organization into a global team, prepared the enterprise for global SAP deployment and established its Global Innovation Lab. As Senior Director, Strategy and Integration and Global Operations, for Bowne & Co., he directed the M&A strategy of the digital business unit and managed global operations. As VP and CIO of Owens-Illinois, he directed IT strategy and transformed the IT organization into a center of customer service excellence.  

    Earlier in his career, Earl served as Partner at Deloitte & Touche, where he led the Mid-America/Gulf Coast Integration, Development and Infrastructure, and Oracle practices, while managing the U.S. Knowledge Communities for Enterprise Application Integration and Enterprise Architecture. Prior to Deloitte, he was a partner at BDO Seidman and held management roles at Grant Thornton, Andersen Consulting and J.I. Case.

    Earl served as a Captain in the U.S. Army and earned his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the United States Military Academy at West Point. He is active in several business and leadership organizations, including Knowmail’s Board of Advisors, the Executive Leadership Council, the Information Technology Senior Management Forum and the Technology Committee for the West Point Association of Graduates’ Board of Directors.

    Earl’s speaking credits include presentations at CIO forums, Gartner Symposium, the Harvard Business School, and for numerous webinars. He is also a regular contributor of commentary for IT and business publications. In 2019, he was the recipient of the New York CIO of the Year ORBIE Award l Super Global from the New York CIO Leadership Association. Black Enterprise and Savoy magazines have also recognized him as among the world’s most influential and transformative business leaders.

  • Steve Phillips
    Fractional Chief Information Officer

    Steve Phillips is the chief information officer at Alorica where he is responsible for setting and delivering IT strategy.  He reports to CEO Andy Lee and is a member of the Alorica Executive Committee. 

    Between 2005 and 2017 he served as CIO at Avnet. Between 2004 and 2005 he was CIO at Memec, a global electronic components distributor acquired by Avnet.

    Prior to joining Memec, Mr. Phillips was CIO for Gateway Inc. He was previously the IT leader for Diageo’s European foods business and early in his career he served in a number of engineering and operations leadership roles at Thorn EMI.

    Since 2012, he has served as chairman of the board of Wick Communications, a US-based news media business.

    In 2015, Mr. Phillips was inducted into the CIO Hall of Fame, a lifetime achievement that honors IT executives and visionaries whose leadership has significantly impacted the field of IT.

    Steve holds a bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering from Essex University and a post-graduate diploma in management studies from the University of West London. He is a fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

  • Mark Polansky
    Senior Partner, Technology & Digital Officers Practice
    Korn Ferry

    Mark has extensively recruited chief information officers, chief technology officers, chief information security officers and other senior IT leadership talent across varied vertical sectors including Industrial, Consumer, Life Sciences and Higher Education. His consultative approach to search encompasses talent strategy, organization design, search process and diversity recruiting. Mark ’s clients range from the Fortune 100 (McKesson, General Electric, Hewlett-Packard, Boeing) to smaller high-growth companies (Under Armour, Regeneron, DirecTV) as well as prestigious public and private universities (Harvard, Rockefeller, University of Florida).

    Before entering the search field, Mark developed and marketed information systems within the Financial Services and Higher Education sectors. He currently serves on the Advisory Committee for Columbia University's executive graduate program in Information Technology Management.

    Mark frequently addresses conferences and writes on information technology and career management topics. He is the creator of the “Executive Career Counsel” column in CIO Magazine and on CIO.com. He is a member of the Society for Information Management (SIM) and has served as President of the New York Chapter. He sits on the Advisory Boards of The Information Technology Senior Management Forum (ITSMF), the national organization dedicated to fostering executive talent among African-American IT professionals, and HITEC, the Hispanic Information Technology Executive Council.

    Mark holds a master’s degree in Computer Science from Pratt Institute and a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Electrical Engineering from Union College.

  • Phyllis Post
    Former VP & CIO, Global Human Health IT

    Phyllis Post is the Former Vice President & CIO for Merck’s Global Human Health division (www.merck.com), where she is responsible for enabling business value through a strategic partnership of Business and IT aligned to realization of critical priorities of the corporation. This includes design, delivery and implementation of both foundational and innovative, leading-edge technology products and platforms to support enhanced customer engagement, value-add automation and robust analytical insight and decisionsupport.
    In her previous role as the Asia Pacific Client Services and IT Regional Hub leader, Ms. Post provided leadership to establish MSD’s IT Regional Innovation & Development Center in Singapore, while also serving as the regional leader for the IT business partnerships for the Commercial, Manufacturing and R&D divisions. Since joining the company in 1998, Ms. Post has held a number of IT leadership positions to drive business capability enablement aligned with a variety of areas across Merck including support of MRL and Corporate divisions.
    Prior to joining Merck, Ms. Post worked for a variety of midtier typesetting and web development companies that were engaged primarily in the publication of financial, scientific, medical and technical materials.  Additionally, Ms. Post served as a board member for the Typesetters Association of NY and as President for PrintNJ.
    Ms. Post holds an MBA in Technology Management from the University of Phoenix, as well as a B.A. from Douglass College.

  • 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.

  • Larry Quinlan
    Former Global CIO
    Board Director

    Larry Quinlan is a principal at Deloitte LLP. He serves as Global Chief Information Officer (CIO) and sits on Deloitte’s U.S. Executive and Global Operating Committees.

    As CIO, Quinlan chairs the Global CIO Council and has responsibility for all facets of technology including strategy, applications, infrastructure, support, and execution. Quinlan spends significant time working with major clients discussing technology strategy, trends, and leadership.

    He has been with Deloitte since 1988 and has served in a variety of leadership roles including National Managing Principal for Process Excellence, leading the enterprise-wide effort to increase margins and effectiveness using the Lean Six Sigma methodology.

    Quinlan holds an MBA from Baruch College, City University of New York and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of the West Indies.

    He has been widely quoted in major publications including CIO.com, ForbesThe Wall Street Journal and InformationWeek and has spoken at major industry events. Additionally, he has been honored by institutions and publications including STEMconnector's 100 Diverse Corporate Leaders in STEM, the Nashville Business Journal (2014 CIO Award), American Foundation for the University of The West Indies (Vice Chancellor's Award), CARAH (Outstanding Corporate Contribution to Corporate America), and CIO Magazine (2012 CIO 100 Award).

    Quinlan serves on the boards of NPower, the Executive Leadership Foundation, National Cyber Education Industry Advisory, and the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NY).

  • 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.

  • Scott Robbin
    Principal, Global Information and Technology Officers Practice
    Heidrick & Struggles

    Scott Robbin is Principal at Heidrick & Struggles based in the New York office.  As a core member of the Global Information Technology Officers Practice, he specializes in the recruitment of senior-level information technology executives across industries and geographies. 

    Scott’s search portfolio includes Chief Information Officer and Chief Technology roles, as well as direct reports to those positions including heads of application development, infrastructure, architecture, project management and information security. 

    Prior to Heidrick & Struggles, Scott served as a Director at Argyle Executive Forum and brings with him more than eight years of experience working on the production and implementation of executive-level events. Scott was responsible for managing content development and editorial speaker recruitment for over 150 annual executive leadership forums.

    Scott earned his Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University, where he was the captain of the varsity tennis team.


  • Stephan Rossbauer
    Vice President, Solution Engineering

    Stephan Rossbauer is Vice President Solution Engineering at Celonis.  After graduating with a PhD in Physics from Imperial College in London, Stephan joined the Celonis team in 2015.  Celonis is the market leader in Process Mining software, a new discipline in Big Data Analytics. Celonis is one of the fastest growing enterprise software companies in the world, helping customers such as Siemens, 3M, Dow Chemicals, Vodafone and many others save millions through improving their core business processes.

  • Jim Routh
    Board Member, Advisor & Investor
    Former CSO, CISO

    Jim Routh is the Chairman of the NH-ISAC Board. He serves on the Board of the National Cyber Security Alliance and is a member of the Advisory Board of the ClearSky Security Fund. He is on the Advisory Committee for the UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity.  He previously served as a Board member of the FS-ISAC and led several committees and working groups.   He was formerly the Global Head of Application & Mobile Security for JP Morgan Chase. Prior to that he was the CISO for KPMG, DTCC and American Express and has over 30 years of experience in information technology and information security as a practitioner, management consultant and leader of technology, analytic and information security functions for global firms. 

    Jim is the winner of the 2016 Security Alliance Award for Innovation, 2016 ISE Luminary Leadership Award, the Northeast and the 2014 North American Information Security Executive of the Year for Healthcare, the 2009 BITS Leadership Award for outstanding leadership of the Supply Chain Working Group sponsored by the financial industry in collaboration with NIST and the Department of Treasury. He was the 2007 Information Security Executive of the Year for the Northeast. He is a widely recognized expert in designing innovative controls using early stage technology companies that improve risk management while also being cost effective.  

  • Ram Shanmugam
    Co-founder and CEO

    Ram Shanmugam is the founder and CEO of AutonomIQ, an AI-based low-code automation platform. Previously Ram was the co-founder, CEO and President of appOrbit and has held technology and product leadership roles at technology companies such as Cisco, HP, and SunGard. In addition to his professional experience, Ram is an active IEEE contributor in area of AI and machine learning research and recognized as a technology pioneer by the World Economic Forum.

  • Carolann Shields

    Carolann is KPMG’s Chief Information Security Officer and Executive Director, Security and Risk for the U.S. member firm of KPMG, LLP. She is a member of the firm’s technology executive leadership team

    Carolann joined KPMG in 2013 to oversee KPMG’s cyber security governance, risk and compliance as well as cyber incident response design and execution. In her role, Carolann ensures that security is not seen as a barrier to progress, but as a partner in mitigating risks while achieving business goals. She currently leads teams that are dedicated to promoting security within the firm as well as for that of the firm’s clients.

    Under Carolann’s leadership, there has been a significant effort to raise security awareness for employees. Understanding that security begins with the individual, Carolann created a security awareness campaign around a Siberian Husky named Cy as a Security Ambassador. With regular articles on the firm’s intranet portal, screensavers, posters, phishing and USB drive assessments, and quizzes, the goal was to help employees keep firm and client data safe. The campaign increased security awareness for 30,000 employees as shown in benchmarking data from before and after its introduction.

    Other successful initiatives Carolann has led include a vulnerability management program, a theft-mitigation program and an IT and cyber-risk management report enabling informed decision making by the firm’s board and management committee.

    Prior to joining KPMG, Carolann worked for McKinsey & Company. She was in an IT security leadership role alongside the firm’s global CISO. In that role, Carolann was responsible for optimizing risk assessment production, developing data classification policies, leading a brand protection study to assess security threats, and negotiating an outsourced security incident event management system. Carolann also held a seat on the firm’s IT Governance Committee.

    Carolann holds a bachelor of business studies degree from Waterford Institute of Technology, as well as the Certified Information Systems Security Professionals designation (ISC)² Information Security Certification.

  • Jim Swanson
    EVP and Enterprise CIO
    Johnson & Johnson

    James (Jim) Swanson previously served as a member of the Executive Leadership Team and as Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Head of Digital Transformation for the Crop Science division of Bayer. Based in Monheim, Germany, Swanson led teams across the world using digital innovation and data science to transform and deliver world-class products and services sustainably. 

    Most recently, Swanson was the Chief Information Officer at Monsanto for the past five years. His breadth of experience also includes executive and scientific roles at Merck, Johnson & Johnson and SmithKline Beecham. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Bioscience and Biotechnology and a master’s degree in Computer Science, both from Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Swanson is a member of the St. Louis CIO Board, Washington University’s Information Technology Advisory Council and the External Advisory Committee of the McDonnell International Scholars Academy at Washington University. 

    Swanson is married with three daughters. In his free time, he enjoys running, biking, skiing, scuba diving and boating. Swanson volunteers with the Greater St. Louis Honor Flight Organization, United Way Ready by 21 and the American Heart Association. 

  • Bruce Taragin
    Managing Director
    Blumberg Capital

    Bruce is a managing director at Blumberg Capital with more than 25 years experience as a venture capital investor, entrepreneur, technology investment banker and corporate attorney. Prior to joining Blumberg Capital, Bruce co-founded and held several senior management positions within technology companies including Charles River Computers. Bruce also structured and managed earlystage technology transactions at Hambrecht & Quist, Mayer Brown & Platt and Bankers Trust Company. A native of New York, Bruce earned his B.A. in finance and communications, cum laude, from Yeshiva University, and his MBA and J.D. from Fordham University. Bruce serves as a member or observer on the board of directors of Appboy, Arcadia Data, BioCatch, Coverhound, Mariana, Medigate, Nexla, Revionics, SAM Seamless Network, Sealights, Solomoto and WorkJam. He also serves on the board and the investment monitoring committee of the Jewish Community Foundation of Northern California.


  • Erik Tomasi
    Managing Partner
    Symosis Security

  • Swamy Viswanathan
    EVP & Chief Product Officer

    Swamy joined ASG in 2015 as EVP & Chief Product Officer with a background that includes starting and scaling high growth businesses. He is responsible for all aspects of ASG’s strategy, product management, technology, development, support and marketing. Prior to ASG, Swamy has held executive roles at SDL, Inc., Language Weaver, Qlip Media and Vignette Corporation.

  • Jedidiah Yueh
    Founder and CEO

    Jedidiah Yueh has led two waves of disruption in data management, first as founding CEO of Avamar (sold to EMC in 2006 for $165M), which pioneered data de-duplication and shipped one of the leading products in data backup and recovery, with over 20,000 customers and $4B in cumulative sales. After Avamar, Jed founded Delphix, which pioneered data virtualization, with over $200M in its first 7 years of sales (10x Avamar over the same period) and over 30% of the Global 100 as customers. At the 2010 Fall DEMO conference, Delphix won a DEMO God award, and in 2013, the San Francisco Business Times named Jed CEO of the Year. Well connected in the venture community, Jed has raised over $150M from over 10 VCs and has more than 25 patents in data management. After being designated a US Presidential Scholar by George H. Bush, Jed graduated Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude from Harvard. As Executive Chairman at Delphix, Jed partners with executives at industry leaders from Apple to Walmart to help them drive innovation through software.

  • Sigal Zarmi
    Board Director
    Senior Advisor
    Morgan Stanley

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

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

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

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

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

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


March 28, 2018, 7:00 AM-6:00 PM
Grand Hyatt New York, New York, NY

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM        

Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking (Empire Ballroom Foyer)

8:00 AM - 8:20 AM  

Welcome and Introduction (Empire Ballroom)

Ramón Baez, Former SVP, Customer Evangelist, HPE and CIO Evangelist at HMG Strategy 

Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy

John Repko, CIO, Johnson Controls 

8:20 AM - 8:40 AM

HMG Lead, Innovate, Disrupt Tech Talk:  Why the Tech Platform Matters (Empire Ballroom)

Ramón Baez, Former SVP, Customer Evangelist, HPE and CIO Evangelist at HMG Strategy and Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy, LLC

Fifteen years ago, the Harvard Business Review published what became a highly-controversial article by Nicholas Carr entitled ‘IT Doesn’t Matter’. To help set the stage for the day’s discussions, HMG Strategy President and CEO Hunter Muller along with Ramón Baez, Former SVP, Customer Evangelist, HPE and CIO Evangelist at HMG Strategy, will explore why IT is more relevant than ever along with other critical trends that are shaping the future path for technology executives.

8:40 AM - 9:00 AM

HMG Lead, Innovate, Disrupt Tech Talk:  Reinventing the American Dream (Empire Ballroom)

Introduction:  Ramón Baez, Former SVP, Customer Evangelist, HPE and CIO Evangelist at HMG Strategy

Jedidiah Yueh, Founder and Chairman, Delphix

Learn why the classics on innovation, including The Innovator’s Dilemma and The Lean Startup, are failing businesses worldwide. With disruptive forces accelerating, businesses need to learn the key frameworks for repeated success that continue to power Silicon Valley.

9:00 AM - 9:20 AM     

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW:  Creating a Magnetic Culture to Attract the Talent that Drives Future Innovation  (Empire Ballroom)

Koby Avital, CTO, Priceline

Interviewed by Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy

One of the biggest challenges for a CTO/CIO in today's rapid technological changes is how to attract and evolve the available talent to help drive those changes. We are a people focus industry and people are the key for success of any initiative. Good talent is hard to find, and there are many choices in the new ‘candy land’ environment. Compensation is not the key attribute to success, just another parameter in the process. The key attributes include your company’s technology position and market perception, the technology that you are using or exploring, your hiring staff "magnet" and influence, and what you offer candidates to promote their careers. Sounds simple, but not that easy to implement.  

9:20 AM - 9:50 AM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

9:50 AM - 10:30 AM

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW:  David Berman, President, Zoom (Empire Ballroom)

Interviewed by Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy

Today’s high growth companies are changing the way they communicate, collaborate and get work done. Join this exclusive interview to understand why companies are throwing out traditional video conferencing services and adopting Zoom, the fastest growing app for enterprise. David will share his views on the future of video communications, team collaboration, office design, and how AI will be adopted to make meeting over video even better than meeting in person. David will also discuss Zoom's unique company culture of caring, building trust, and focusing on customer happiness and how this drives innovation and speed. 

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM  

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

11:00 AM - 11:40 AM  

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Lead, Reimagine, Reinvent: Driving a Culture of Genius for Success and Visualizing the Road Ahead (Empire Ballroom)

Earl Newsome, VP & CIO, Praxair, Inc.

Mark Moore, COO/Co-Founder, Inxeption

Larry Quinlan, Global CIO, Deloitte

Muddu Sudhakar, Entrepreneur & Executive

Jim Swanson, CIO, Monsanto

Moderator:  Ramón Baez, Former SVP, Customer Evangelist, HPE and CIO Evangelist at HMG Strategy

In today’s fast-changing business environment, CEOs expect CIOs and technology executives to serve as trusted business advisors who can help the C-suite to identify and execute on new business models that will enable the company to succeed in this age of disruption. This requires a new way of thinking to identify new market opportunities and how cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, cloud, blockchain, analytics, and edge computing can be harnessed to drive innovation. This panel of technology executives will discuss their roles in leading digital transformation strategies along with how they can work with fellow members of the C-suite to move the business forward.

11:40 AM - 1:00 PM


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EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW:  Michael Kay, New York Yankees Broadcaster, YES Network 

Interviewed by Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy

1:00 PM - 1:40 PM  


EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Implementing a Framework for Digital Disruption 

Johnny Dranchak, VP Innovation and Digital, oneworld Management Company

Mike Golz, CIO, SAP

Sean Lennon, SVP & CIO, Allergan

Dan Puterbaugh, Director, Strategic Development, Adobe   

Moderator:  Steve Phillips, Chairman of the Board, Wick Communications

Executives often point to companies such as Airbnb and Uber as the poster children for digital disruption and how they’ve reimagined the customer experience in the hospitality and transportation industries, respectively. But what’s the best approach for long-established companies to head down the digital disruption path and achieve success? 

This panel of technology executives will discuss their roles in crafting a framework for successfully driving digital disruption and share their experiences for working with fellow members of the C-suite for plotting winning strategies.


EXECUTIVE PANEL: Today's Hyper-Competitive Markets Demand Customer Excellence 

Andrew Guzman, VP & CTO, Americas, HCL Technologies

Steve Haldeman, Strategist - IoT, Data and Analytics, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Lesley Ma, Global CIO, Cadillac - General Motors 

Stephan Rossbauer, Vice President, Solution Engineering, Celonis

Moderator:  Muddu Sudhakar, Entrepreneur & Executive

Thanks to their experiences with customer-obsessed companies such as Amazon and Zappos, customers expect great experiences from each company they do business with. But in order to provide customers with intuitive and seamless experiences, organizational leaders must ensure that customers are receiving consistent experiences across both physical and digital channels. In this session, technology executives will share best practices for providing a 360-degree omnichannel customer experience, along with recommendations to differentiate the brand and increase share of wallet.


EXECUTIVE DISCUSSION:  Top VCs on Startup Leadership

Cory Eaves, Operating Partner, General Atlantic

Michael Frankel, Managing Director, New-venture Accelerator Deloitte Investments LLC, Deloitte

Michael Harrison, Managing Director, Winterberry Group

Emmet Keeffe III, Venture Partner, Insight Venture Partners

Bruce Taragin, Managing Director, Blumberg Capital

Moderator:  Mark Polansky, Senior Partner, Technology Officers Practice, Korn Ferry

You've launched a can't-miss business venture but have you thought through how to protect your organization's intellectual property assets or how to handle trademarking and branding strategies?

During this session you will hear from leading venture capitalists who will address the leadership competencies needed to succeed in today's fast-paced and disruptive environment.

1:40 PM - 2:10 PM  

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

2:10 PM - 2:50 PM 


EXECUTIVE PANEL: New Technologies - Fueling Big Opportunities and a Competitive Edge 

Michele Bennett, VP, Advanced Analytics, Avanade

Richard Entrup, Global CIO, Christie's

Tom Kramer, Sr. Director of Systems Engineering North Region, Nutanix

Ram Shanmugam, Co-founder and CEO, AutonomIQ

Swamy Viswanathan, EVP & Chief Product Officer, ASG

Moderator:  Erik Tomasi, Managing Director, Kraa Security

In the new digital era, successful companies aren’t working harder – they’re working smarter. Intelligent enterprises are harnessing new technologies that include Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data analytics to identify and act on new business opportunities, automate key facets of their operations, and boost organizational productivity.

This panel of executives will discuss real-world applications of advanced technologies that are driving speed to market and a competitive edge.

BREAKOUT SESSION V (Empire Ballroom V)

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Beyond Leadership – What Makes a Technology Executive Successful

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

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

Beverly Lieberman, President, Halbrecht Lieberman Associates

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

Scott Robbin, Principal, Global Information and Technology Officers Practice, Heidrick & Struggles

Moderator:  Dan Roberts, President and CEO, Ouelette Associates

Today’s technology executive plays a pivotal role in helping his or her organization respond to the forces of change needed to become a digital enterprise, no matter what industry they are in. What are the top skills and traits necessary to lead a successful digital transformation, develop collaboration with the C-suite and board, and to achieve the future vision? This panel of top technology search executives will share valuable advice on what key attributes and strategies, beyond leadership, are making some technology executives more successful than others.


INTRODUCTION:  Matt Comyns, Managing Partner, Caldwell Partners

EXECUTIVE BRIEFING:  The Rise of Unconventional Controls

Jim Routh, CSO, Aetna

Industry standard cyber security practices and standards are well established and most often derived from national standards like NIST 800-53 and international standards like ISO-270001. These standards include conventional cyber security controls for the enterprise and are essential for any resilient enterprise. Risk-driven security programs evolve cyber controls based on changes in threat actor tactics creating new un-conventional controls that make it difficult for threat actors. This presentation will provide examples of unconventional cyber security controls driven by algorithms and what it means for all healthcare enterprises going forward featuring a world without passwords for consumers.

2:50 PM - 3:20 PM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

3:20 PM - 4:00 PM


EXECUTIVE PANEL: The Workforce of the Future – Building the Future DNA Skill Set for 2020 and Beyond

Vincent Amatulli, CTO - Global Technology and Operations, Broadridge

Gail Fierstein, SVP HR, Product, Technology and Operations, Pearson

Boaz Gelbord, CISO, Dun and Bradstreet

Carolann Shields, CISO, KPMG

Moderator:  Bertina Ceccarelli, CEO, NPower

Research reveals that a growing IT skills shortage is having a significant impact on business productivity, staff turnover, and employee satisfaction. Savvy CIOs are utilizing technology/business roadmaps to forecast the technologies and skills that will be needed to drive the business forward and help their companies gain a competitive edge. In this session, executives will share what’s needed to construct the IT team of the future along with successful approaches for positioning resource investments to the board.  We will also explore successful recruitment approaches, strategies for diversifying IT teams, and effectively deploying non-traditional talent.


EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Digital Disruption is Here: Are You Ready?

Mignona Cote, Global Head of Identity and Access Management, AIG

Vipul Nagrath, Global CIO, ADP, LLC

Phyllis Post, VP & CIO, Global Human Health IT, Merck

Scott Strickland, CIO, Wyndham Hotel Group

Moderator:  Kurt Brungardt, Managing Partner, Swifte

Business as usual is dead. Today’s market leaders are those companies that are leveraging technology to simplify the customer experience and gain an upper hand. Digital represents an opportunity for companies of all types to reimagine the business and disrupt industries. But with no playbook at hand, what’s the roadmap for success? This executive panel will share insights into where to place your bets with digital disruption and recommendations for getting started.

4:00 PM - 4:20 PM  

Express Break

4:20 PM - 5:00 PM  

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Lead Courageously as the CEO of Technology (Empire Ballroom)

Stuart Kippelman, SVP & CIO, Platform Specialty Products Corporation

Mark Moore, COO/Co-Founder, Inxeption

John Repko, CIO, Johnson Controls

Sigal Zarmi, Vice Chairwoman, Global CIO, PwC

Moderator:  Ramón Baez, Former SVP, Customer Evangelist, HPE and CIO Evangelist at HMG Strategy

The most successful CIOs are seizing the opportunity to become the “CEO of Technology.” They are developing analytical models to create validated outcomes that can be used to map strategies, transformation, and increased revenue. This executive panel will share experiences of how courageous leadership can create value and generate new waves of business growth in the modern enterprise while striking a balance between the current and future states.

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM  

Raffle Prizes and Executive Networking Reception

Presenting Partners

  • Zoom

    Zoom is the leader in modern enterprise video communications, with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, chat, and webinars across mobile, desktop, and room systems. Zoom Rooms is the original software-based conference room solution used around the world in board, conference, huddle, and training rooms, as well as executive offices and classrooms. Founded in 2011, Zoom helps businesses and organizations bring their teams together in a frictionless environment to get more done.


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.

  • ASG

    ASG Technologies brings peace of mind to every enterprise with information access, management and control for our customers. These solutions empower businesses to enhance workforce productivity, gain an accurate and timely understanding of the information that underpins business decisions and address compliance needs with improved visibility of cross-platform data from legacy to leading edge environments. ASG Technologies is a global provider of technology solutions with more than 1,000 people supporting nearly 4,000 midmarket and enterprise customers around the world.

  • Avanade

    Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital and cloud services, business solutions and design-led experiences delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Our professionals bring bold, fresh thinking combined with technology, business and industry expertise to help fuel transformation and growth for our clients and their customers. Avanade has 30,000 digitally connected people across 24 countries, bringing clients the best thinking through a collaborative culture that honors diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation.

  • Celonis

    Celonis is the global leader in Process Mining, a breakthrough big-data analytics approach designed to optimize business processes and save valuable time and money. Our technology visually reconstructs your existing IT system data in real-time to provide total transparency, and leverages the latest machine learning algorithms to make proactive recommendations for process improvement. Our customers have cut operational process costs by up to 50%, eliminated costly bottlenecks, reduced throughput times, and empowered their staff to make the right decisions, consistently.

  • HCL

    HCL Technologies is a global IT services company with around $7B in revenue and 110,000 Ideapreneurs working in 32 countries. HCL focuses on transformational outsourcing, underlined by innovation and value creation, offering an integrated portfolio of services including software-led IT solutions, remote infrastructure management, engineering and R&D services and digitalization services.

  • 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.

  • Inxeption

    Inxeption is a software application that allows product and services companies to promote their products online, sell product directly to their end customers and analyze their business through product creation. Inxeption will exponentially increase online sales, optimize advertising spend, and give insights into the types of products that should be created based on customer demand.

  • Nutanix

    Financial Services firms have invested in Nutanix to accelerate their digital transformation and cloud initiatives. Our success in FinServ is attributed to our ability to offer simple cloud services that are operational resilient for business-critical, client-facing, and production workloads. Nutanix is a software based hybrid cloud platform that is: 1) Easy 2) Intelligent 3) Resilient 4) Leverages a subscription model Our Vision: Make clouds invisible, freeing customers to focus on their business outcomes

  • SAP

    As the market leader in enterprise application software, SAP is at the center of today’s business and technology revolution. SAP innovations help 365,000 customers worldwide work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively. SAP helps you streamline your processes, giving you the ability to use live data to predict customer trends – live and in the moment.


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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • RingCentral

    RingCentral, Inc. (NYSE: RNG) is a leading provider of business cloud communications and contact center solutions based on its powerful Message Video Phone™ (MVP™) global platform. More flexible and cost effective than legacy on-premises PBX and video conferencing systems that it replaces, RingCentral empowers modern mobile and distributed workforces to communicate, collaborate, and connect via any mode, any device, and any location. RingCentral offers three key products in its portfolio including RingCentral MVP™, a Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) platform including team messaging, video meetings, and cloud phone system; RingCentral Video™,  the company's video meetings solution with team messaging that enables Smart Video Meetings™; and RingCentral cloud Contact Center solutions. RingCentral’s open platform integrates with leading third-party business applications and enables customers to easily customize business workflows. RingCentral is headquartered in Belmont, California, and has offices around the world.

  • Singtel

    Singtel is Asia's leading communications technology group, providing a portfolio of services from next-generation communication, technology services to infotainment to both consumers and businesses. For consumers, Singtel delivers a complete and integrated suite of services, including mobile, broadband and TV. For businesses, Singtel offers a complementary array of workforce mobility solutions, data hosting, cloud, network infrastructure, 5G, IoT analytics and cyber-security capabilities. The Group has presence in Asia, Australia and Africa and reaches over 710 million mobile customers in 21 countries. Its infrastructure and technology services for businesses span 21 countries, with more than 428 direct points of presence in 362 cities.

  • The Judge Group

    The Judge Group, celebrating 50 years of service, is a leading professional services firm specializing in Technology Consulting, Learning, and Staffing Solutions. Judge’s applications and infrastructure services include support for Agile / DevOps transformations and disruptive technologies such as A.I. & machine learning, big data, robotic process automation, blockchain, and cybersecurity. Judge’s workforce consists of more than 9,000 professionals strong delivered through its national and international footprint of 30+ offices in the U.S., Canada, and India. Judge is the 12th largest IT staffing firm in the U.S. as ranked by Staffing Industry Analysts and has consistently been recognized among the top 2% of industry leaders for client and talent satisfaction.

  • 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.

  • Zoho

    Zoho crafts comprehensive cloud applications for every aspect of business. From sales and marketing, to support and collaboration, to finance, recruitment, and more, our smart and scalable solutions let you focus on your business. With deep automation, analytics, and even AI, Zoho CRM can help your business drive sales and improve operational productivity.


Supporting Partners

  • Abraic

    Abraic’s management consulting services and engagement model are designed to rapidly improve outcomes from IT investments. Poor internal customer satisfaction, underperforming projects, inefficiencies from legacy software or discordant data—all these are indicators that your IT investments need a new approach. We methodically implement process improvements, establish strong governance functions, and foster IT-Business alignment for CIOs who are ready to see a change within their organization.

  • Delphix

    Delphix’s mission is to empower businesses to accelerate innovation through data. In a world where every company is becoming a data company, the Delphix Dynamic Data Platform gives teams self-service access to secure, personal data environments to fuel application development, analytics, and AI while also minimizing data risk.

  • 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.


Breakfast Partners

  • Panzura

    Panzura is the leader in enterprise hybrid cloud NAS and cloud data management. Panzura Freedom, an intelligent hybrid cloud storage platform, represents a breakthrough in managing explosive growth in unstructured data, delivering data center performance with the economics, scalability, and durability of the cloud. The result? Enterprises are able to consolidate and simplify their storage infrastructure, reducing costs up to 70% while gaining the speed and agility that the business requires to get ahead.


Reception Partners

  • Aisera

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


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.

  • Glynn Capital

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

  • 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 is $279/night. This rate expires on March 7, 2018.

To book a room, please call 1-212-883-1234 and mention the HMG Strategy Room Block.


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

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

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

- OR - 

  • Full time academicians

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

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

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

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


For more information contact us:

(203) 221-2702

HMG Strategy Executive Leadership Summits deliver world class thought leadership where attendees receive unique insights into best practices and hear success stories involving leadership, management, technology and career development.

Key Areas of Focus Include:

  • Leading Courageously and Authentically in Times of Crisis
  • Reimagining the Business and the Future of Work
  • Winning the War on Talent
  • Creating a Workplace of Diversity and Inclusion to Foster Innovation
  • Becoming Boardroom Ready
  • Blazing the Path to Secure Innovation
  • Strengthening Your Personal Brand

The Strongest Executive Leadership Network

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