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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 Washington, D.C. CIO Executive Leadership Summit.
VP & CIO
Chief Experience Officer
Group CIO and SVP Hosting Services
Founder & CIO at Large
Huthwaite & Associates
Transaction Network Services, Inc.
SVP, CIO & CTO
President & CEO
Senior Partner, Technology Officers Practice
Euclid Systems Corporation
Heidrick & Struggles
Former Senior Client Partner - Co-Leader Global Cybersecurity Practice
Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer
Huntington Ingalls Industries
Founder & CEO
Business Cyber Shield
Managing Partner, Technology, Digital and Data Leaders Practice
GM, Risk and Cybersecurity Global Services
Founder & Managing Partner
Dr. David Bray
Inaugural Director, Global GeoTech Center & Commission
Chief Digital Officer
American Geophysical Union
Chief Information Officer
Former Chief Information Officer
VP IT and CIO
National Council on Aging
Founder & CEO
SmarTech Nexus Foundation
Deep Water Point
Head of Technology
Vulcan Enterprises LLC
E. Jeffrey Hutchinson
Global Chief Information Officer
Co-Founder & CEO
Senior Consultant, CIO Advisory Services
Barker and Scott
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Chief Information Officer
US Department of Homeland Security
SVP & CISO
Senior Client Partner
Department of Commerce - International Trade Administration
Chief Information Technology and Digital Officer
CIO, Congressional Budget Office
United States Congress
Director, Product Strategy & Transformation
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)
Chief Technology Lead, Defense and Intelligence Group
Corporate Vice President, President - Enterprise Services Sector
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Director Information Security
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Dr. Richard Schroth
Chairman & CEO
Executive Insights, Ltd.
Chief Innovation Officer
SVP & CIO
Enterprise Community Investment
Former Associate Vice Chancellor and CIO
University System of Maryland
Export-Import Bank of the United States
Board Member and Treasurer
Managing Partner & Co-Founder
Digital Brand Insights
Wes advises CEOs facing digital disruption. He provides advisory services to senior business leaders and their investors on how to improve innovation and business performance. Wes is an expert on digital transformation and the business models that are transforming how work gets done in the 21st century.
Wes helps CEO’s clarify their customer vision, market point of view and ask the hard questions necessary to transform the business. Using leadership principles learned from Amazon he collaborates with senior leadership to leverage their collective intelligence to create their own culture of innovation. This proven approach has helped dozens of companies unlock new innovations, objectively assess their own internal capabilities and operational gaps, and transform business models. The outcome is an actionable roadmap on where to place critical digital bets that aligns to broader business strategy and overall investment priorities.
Wes currently serves private clients through Wes Arens and Advisors, LLC on digital strategy and transformation. As a former Managing Director at managing consulting firm Alvarez & Marsal, Wes led numerous digital strategy engagements at Fortune 250 companies across multiple industries (high technology, consumer package goods, retail, education, healthcare, utilities, and advanced manufacturing).
Previously, Wes was Vice President of Merchant Services and Sales with Amazon.com, where he oversaw the commercialization of Amazon's outsourcing platform for enterprise customers. He was responsible for driving enterprise direct sales, channels, alliances, and partnerships. His team worked closely with leading enterprises to provide e-commerce digital capabilities that leveraged Amazon's world-class digital technologies for customer service, payments, order fulfillment and online merchandising.
Prior to Amazon, Wes was a senior executive at Syncra Systems, a leading SaaS supply chain management company providing internet-based collaborative planning, forecasting, and replenishment solutions to the largest retailers and their suppliers. Wes started his career at IBM and served in various sales management roles during IBM's historic transformation from a hardware company to a services company. When he left he was responsible for IBM’s overall global B2B market place initiatives.
Wes grew up in Boston and graduated from Boston College and currently lives in the Seattle area.
President and COO
Pearson Partners International, Inc.
SVP, Cyber Engineering and Technology Services
Bill Bradley is SVP, Cyber Engineering and Technology Services, CenturyLink. He has more than 33 years of experience in cyber security and information technology with roles ranging from software developer to CTO and CIO. He leads a global workforce to ensure the company is protected and its cyber technology services customers receive support from a trusted partner with deep technical experience.
During his tenure as Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Officer, Bradley’s leadership was fundamental in CenturyTel’s acquisition of Embarq in 2009, creating CenturyLink, successfully integrating hundreds of applications, converting millions of customers to a single consumer billing system and tripling the scale of the IT organization. Building on this experience, he also contributed to CenturyLink’s acquisition of Qwest in 2011, doubling the scale of the IT organization to support millions of customers and more than 40,000 employees. Bradley’s focus on creating a “one company” mindset, following these acquisitions, helped set the foundation for the technological and cultural transformation at CenturyLink.
Bradley has a passion for innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit, illustrated by his efforts to establish CenturyTel as an Internet Service Provider in 1997. Bradley is also recognized externally for his ability to develop collaborative relationships between industry and academic organizations. He provides his expertise to academic advisory boards at several universities, including Louisiana Tech University and Louisiana State University, promoting the growth of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). He also serves on the board of cyber security company RiskSense. Bradley believes the foundation of a well-balanced and productive life is to follow your passion, work hard and give back to your community.
Dr. David Bray
Inaugural Director, Global GeoTech Center & Commission
Dr. David A. Bray was named one of the top "24 Americans Who Are Changing the World" under 40 by Business Insider in 2016. He was also named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum for 2016-2021. He also accepted a role of Co-Chair for an IEEE Committee focused on Artificial Intelligence, automated systems, and innovative policies globally for 2016-2017 and has been serving as a Visiting Executive In-Residence at Harvard University since 2015. He has been named a Marshall Memorial Fellow for 2017-2018 and will travel to Europe to discuss Trans-Atlantic issues of common concern including exponential technologies and the global future ahead. He also will start a new role as Executive Director for the People-Centered Internet coalition founded and chaired by Vint Cerf in October 2017.
David enjoys creative problem solving. He began working for the U.S. government at age 15 on computer simulations at a high-energy physics facility investigating quarks and neutrinos. In later roles, he designed new telemedicine interfaces and space-based forest fire forecasting prototypes for the Department of Defense. From 1998-2000 he volunteered as a part-time crew lead with Habitat for Humanity International in the Philippines, Honduras, Romania, and Nepal while also working as a project manager with Yahoo! and a Microsoft partner firm. Dr. Bray then joined as IT Chief for the Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Program at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, leading the program's technology response to during 9/11, anthrax in 2001, Severe Acute Respiratory System in 2003, and other international public health emergencies. He later completed a PhD from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School and two post-doctoral associateships at MIT and Harvard in 2008.
David likes to be a digital diplomat and a "human flak jacket" for teams of change agents working in turbulent environments. He volunteered in 2009 to deploy to Afghanistan to help "think differently" on military and humanitarian issues and in 2010 became a Senior National Intelligence Service Executive advocating for increased information interoperability, cybersecurity, and protection of civil liberties. In 2012, he became the Executive Director for the bipartisan National Commission for Review of Research and Development Programs of the United States Intelligence Community, later receiving the National Intelligence Exceptional Achievement Medal. He received both the Arthur S. Flemming Award and Roger W. Jones Award for Executive Leadership in 2013. He also was chosen to be an Eisenhower Fellow to meet with leaders in Taiwan and Australia on multisector cyber strategies for the "Internet of Everything" in 2015.
David passions include "near impossible missions" involving humans and technology in challenging circumstances. He has served as the Chief Information Officer for the Federal Communications Commission, leading FCC's IT Transformation since 2013. Through the efforts of a team of positive change agents, he led the transformation of the FCC's legacy IT with more than 207 different systems to award-winning tech. This included rolling-out new cloud-based IT that achieved results in 1/2 the time at 1/6 the cost. He was selected to be one of the "Fedscoop 50" for Leadership in 2014, 2015, and 2016 and the recipient of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronic Association's Outstanding Achievement Award for Civilian Government in 2015. Dr. Bray also received the global CIO 100 Award twice, which usually is awarded to private sector Fortune 500 companies, both in 2015 and 2017, for his transformational leadership.
Michael Brown leads the technology, security and member support efforts for ID.me. He is responsible for the development and operations of all of its services to its community.
He was also founding member of comScore, Inc. in 1999. He led the technology efforts of the company to measure Internet and Digital activities. That environment captured over 2 trillion rows of new data per month to measure the Internet in over 45 countries. He also has been responsible for over two dozen patent applications with fifteen of these patents being issued by the US Patent and Trademark Office.
Prior to joining comScore in 1999, Mike worked on several different projects for companies in the Washington, DC area. One of these projects included working on a large help desk deployment and modernization effort for Deutsche Bahn in Frankfurt, Germany.
In 1993, Mike cofounded Pragmatic Image Technologies with several associates from IBM. This consulting group focused on the implementation of IBM’s ImagePlus technologies at several different firms. One of the core projects completed was the successful role out of IBM’s ImagePlus product at Pennsylvania Blue Shield to over 1,200 users resulting in the largest image workflow installation on the east coast at that time.
Mike began his career at IBM in 1989 at the age of 19 in the image processing team in Gaithersburg, MD. He finished his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science at night at the University of Maryland University College in 1992 and earned his Master’s degree from Hood College in Computer and Information Science in 1997.
Please follow this link to view Mike’s profile on LinkedIn.
VP IT and CIO
National Council on Aging
Over the past 25 years Saeed provided transformative leadership for industry-leading companies including Oracle, Ericsson, and the Ooredoo Group. Led efforts to apply innovative and complex technologies to generate business value and to improve IT organizations, align IT and business goals, translate business strategies into IT solutions, and facilitate enterprise growth.
Saeed worked on groundbreaking innovations to include the first successful mapping of the human genome at Celera Genomics, delivered complex CRM projects with real time charging and billing for three telecom providers. Saeed moved organizations from legacy on premise solutions and architecture into the cloud with Office 365, deployed legacy applications into Azure, and AWS, delivered innovative mobile Finapp using Google cloud and tools. He created new revenue streams, and delivered mobile, big data, social media, and piloted with a blockchain and AI solutions.
Saeed is a thought leader, a member of the Forbes Technology Council, and frequent presenter at industry conferences and contributing writer on CIO and innovative technology topics. Recently published article:
Chief Technology Officer
U.S. Small Business Administration
Sanjay Gupta recently joined the U.S. Small Business Administration as Chief Technology Officer from the private sector. Sanjay is a business driven, results oriented leader, adept at leveraging technology to innovate and deliver results quickly. He brings to SBA an exclusive combination of experiences as a CIO (Heidrick & Struggles, International Code Council, World Book), as a Managing Partner Consulting (Gartner), and as an Adjunct Research Analyst (IDC).
Throughout his career, Sanjay has led business/IT transformations across industries. He brings extensive global experience across industries in areas such as IT Strategy, Innovation, Digital Transformation, Architecture, Cloud, Mobile, Strategic Sourcing, Vendor Management, Contracting, Cybersecurity, Agile Development and Open Source.
Sanjay has authored over 20 research white papers focused on advice and guidance for CIOs/Boards. In addition, he is also a judge on the CIO 100 annual awards judging panel and the ACT-IAC Innovation awards judging panel.
Head of Technology
Chief Innovation Officer
American Red Cross
Sajit Joseph is the Chief Innovation Officer at the American Red Cross, where he is responsible for understanding changing consumer behaviors, leveraging new technologies and using data to drive innovation. Prior to this role Sajit was the Vice President of Business Applications, responsible for the technology ecosystem which supports nearly half the US Blood Supply and for driving technology strategy for the American Red Cross.
Before joining the American Red Cross, Sajit worked for leading consulting firms like Deloitte and SapientRazorfish. Most recently he was with Deloitte Consulting in their digital practice, where he led large-scale digital transformation programs and advised C-suite executives on digital strategies.
Throughout his career he held various management and technology consulting roles, working with companies ranging from Silicon Valley startups to Fortune 500 companies like Walmart, Sprint, Kohl’s, Audi, and OfficeMax.
Sajit holds an MBA in International Business, a Post Graduate Diploma in Mass Communications and a Bachelors in Engineering.
VP Sales Engineering
David Judd has 30 years’ experience in enterprise solutions for manufacturing and service companies. As a solution architect for Oracle and QAD he has worked with most of the Fortune 500 in his career. His PhD dissertation examined the formation of online communities in knowledge-based organizations. His research in blockchain explores building trusted relationships in a virtual community to facilitate secure transactions and information sharing in a buying and selling arrangement. In his role at Inxeption, he consults on areas of digital transformation in industrial manufacturing to build product-focused organizations.
James Lamb is the former Chief Information Officer for Interstate Hotels & Resorts, reporting to the Chief Executive Officer and was responsible for the design and delivery of innovative technical and business solutions to meet the diverse needs of the Company and its global hotel portfolio.
Prior to joining Interstate, James held a variety of IT positions within the hospitality industry, including senior vice president of information technology/chief information officer for Global Hyatt Corporation and chief information officer for Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts. In addition, he spent 16 years working for IT services firms, EDS and later Perot Systems, where he was responsible for creating solutions to meet the needs of clients in the manufacturing, publishing, financial, and travel and leisure industries.
James received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from East Carolina University.
Chief Information Officer
Caterina Luppi is the Former Chief Information Officer at the American Psychiatric Association since 2014. Under her technology leadership, the Association has undergone multiple transformative projects that brought APA’s membership to a 15-years high, a tenfold increase in online presence, and a 95% cloud adoption across all business systems. Caterina’s vision also laid the foundation for the “360-degrees customer” project of APA.
Before joining APA, Caterina was the Chief Information Officer of the Pan American Health Organization, where she led the project for the adoption of a cloud-based ERP, and the move to Office365, both being a first for an organization part of the United Nation system.
Previously, she was the IT Director at the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology and the National Parks Conservation Association.
Caterina moved to the United States in 2003, from Geneva, Switzerland, where she worked as Senior Consultant for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and as researcher at the European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN).
She holds a BSc in Physics from the University of Ferrara (Italy), and a PhD from University “La Sapienza” of Rome (Italy).
Transaction Network Services, Inc.
Joe Malfesi was Vice President, Infrastructure Services at Transaction Network Systems, Inc. (TNS), a global provider of data communications and interoperability solutions. With a presence in over 60 countries, Mr. Malfesi utilizes his extensive experience in both information technology and business line management to ensure non-stop availability of the infrastructure. Prior to joining TNS, Mr. Malfesi was the Chief Technology Operations Officer at Amtrak where he was named by the Maryland/D.C. Technology Council as the 2011 IT Executive of the Year-Government for his management of a major infrastructure improvement program relocating data centers and changing network providers while supporting the concurrent rollout of “Big Bang” SAP and the introduction of eTicketing.
In 1989 Mr. Malfesi joined Hughes Network Systems (HNS) as the senior information technology officer where he blueprinted the system architecture that supported a 600% revenue growth. His last role at HNS was as Chief Technology Officer, focusing on evaluating emerging technologies, developing roadmaps, reducing infrastructure costs and leading the development for business continuity and information security strategies. Mr. Malfesi has also held management positions at a computer manufacturer, a health care services company, and an appliance distributor.
Mr. Malfesi graduated from Fordham University with a B.S. in Marketing Management. He also holds an M.B.A. from New York University with concentrations in Computer Applications and Accounting. He is board Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) and was named to the International Who’s Who of Information Technology in 1998. Mr. Malfesi has been an active member of the Society for Information Management (SIM) for over twenty years and is currently the Chairman of the Capital Area Chapter and a member of the Advanced Practices Council. He has been a guest speaker at the Robert H. Smith School of Business CIO Forum, SAP Admin & Infrastructure Conference and a judge at the annual American University Kogod Case Competition since 2005.
US Department of Homeland Security
Israel is a professional in cyber strategy and innovation empowering boards and companies that have decided to reclaim cyber dominance. He’s recognized as an expert in Cyber Enterprise Risk Management, as well as an NACD Full Board Member and Leadership Fellow, obtaining the highest credentials for Board Directorship. His board experience includes training directors, advisory and board service with: F500; National Bar Associations; American University Kogod Cyber Governance Center; The Association for Corporate Growth, representing 14K companies; Globes International (Tel Aviv’s “WSJ”); the Global Manufacturing ISAO, sharing threat information for 29K companies; and the Axon Global Alliance®. Martinez is also an accomplished thought leader and speaker with appearances in: The WSJ MarketWatch ®, NACD ® Annual Board Leadership Conferences, DHS Office of Analysis & Intelligence training conferences, Forbes CEO Conferences, CIO Magazine, U.S. Federal Reserve, and U.S. Congress. As the CEO of Axon Global Services, recognized as leaders by the U.S. Secret Service and DHS, he is currently an advisor in cyber to the President’s 100-day team. He’s the recipient of, the HITEC top 100, The U.S. Senatorial Medal of Freedom (also awarded to Ronald Reagan and General Schwarzkopf), and his recent post graduate certifications include; business strategy at Harvard, Intelligence Analysis (TCOLE) at SMU, Cyber Counter Terrorism & Defense at DHS, and FINTECH Blockchain at MIT (2017).
SVP, CIO & CTO
Shamim Mohammad is the Senior Vice President, Chief Information and Technology Officer at Richmond-based CarMax, the nation’s largest retailer of used cars. He leads CarMax’s technology organization and is responsible for the strategic use of technology throughout the company. He reports directly to CarMax’s CEO and is a key member of the senior executive team.
CarMax is a high-integrity customer experience company known for disrupting the automotive industry by providing customers the transparent and no-haggle experience they deserve. CarMax is disrupting the industry a second time: through technology-fueled experiences and by empowering customers to buy a car on their terms, whether that’s completely from home, in store, or a seamless combination of both. Shamim and his teams have been instrumental in CarMax’s digital transformation in all areas of the business, including bringing a true omni-channel experience to CarMax customers, developing world-class supply chain capabilities and leveraging machine learning and artificial intelligence to power the business. As a culture ambassador, Shamim is particularly proud of CarMax’s recognition as one of Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For®, sixteen years in a row.
Shamim serves on the Board for the YMCA of Greater Richmond, which serves 225,000+ people across 17 locations. He also serves on the advisory boards of RVATech, CodeRVA and the VCU Information Systems department. Shamim previously served on the boards of the National Kidney Foundation (Dallas), the Society for Information Management (Dallas and Boston) and the Institute of Management Accountants (Dallas).
Shamim is a sought-after thought leader and speaker, and his work has been referenced in some of the top media outlets. Shamim has been recognized for leadership and excellence in technology. In 2020, MIT Sloan selected Shamim as the recipient of the highly respected CIO Leadership Award, which recognizes CIOs who lead their organizations to deliver exemplary levels of business value through the innovative use of technology. In 2019, Shamim was recognized as the Capital CIO of the Year by the Capital CIO Leadership Association. The UVA’s McIntire School honored Shamim with the Technology Leader award in 2019. Finally, in 2017, CarMax was recognized as one of the CIO Magazine’s Top 100 companies for innovative use of technology to drive business value.
Shamim earned his MBA from Northwestern University (Kellogg). He received his BS in Computer Science from Angelo State University. He is a registered CPA in Illinois.
A father of two college girls, Shamim enjoys travel, golf, and is passionate about improving health and education access in the United States and around the world.
President & CEO
Hunter Muller is a charismatic industry pioneer and a modern-day Renaissance Man. As a global C-suite advisor and coach for the past 30 years, Hunter’s insights and concepts have been successfully applied by Fortune 1000 organizations worldwide to accelerate executive performance, propel the career ascent of C-level executives, and to drive transformative innovation and create new waves of value.
Hunter is the President and CEO of HMG Strategy, LLC, the largest independent, objective, transparent and collaborative executive network in the world. HMG focuses on innovation and breakthrough strategies for core, parallel and new markets while studying the most successful organizations 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.
VP IT & CIO
The Urban Institute
Khuloud Odeh is vice president for information technology (IT) and chief information officer (CIO) at the Urban Institute, where she leads the strategic planning and implementation of research, operations, and communications technology. Odeh is not your typical technologist: she brings a unique blend of education, IT organization leadership, change management experience, and understanding of global and local sustainability challenges. Over the course of her career, she has helped various organizations develop and implement strategic IT roadmaps that align with and support business process improvements, innovation, and organizational growth.
Before joining Urban, Odeh was IT director for the Grameen Foundation, a global poverty-fighting organization. She served previously as the CIO of CHF International (now Global Communities) and as senior IT advisor to Jhpeigo’s Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program.
Odeh has a BS in computer science from the University of Jordan in Amman, Jordan; an MS in computer science from American University; and a PhD in information technology from George Mason University, where her research focused on the social, environmental, and economic sustainability of an IT organization’s practices. She also has a master’s degree in strategic leadership toward sustainability from the Blekinge Institute of Technology in Karlskrona, Sweden, where her research focused on the enabling role of IT and broadband connectivity in sustainable urban development.
Senior Partner, Technology Officers Practice
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.
Director Information Security
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Chief Innovation Officer
Madeline Weiss, Ph.D.
Director, SIM APC and President
Madeline Weiss is Director of SIM's Advanced Practices Council, a think tank of strategic CIOs that sponsors practical research and provides unique peer networking, and President of Weiss Associates, which specializes in organization strategy and change as well as executive coaching and team building. Clients include global business, non-profit, and professional organizations. She also conducts SIM's Regional Leadership Forum, a leadership development program, each year.
She taught at The American University, where she received an Outstanding Teaching Award, directed the management information systems graduate field of study, and developed several new courses in organizational aspects of IT. She has taught graduate courses in management information systems, organization dynamics, and consulting.
She speaks frequently at corporate, non-profit, and professional events and has been published widely in both the business and IT industry press. “Open Computing” magazine listed her as one of the top 100 women in computing.
She received a Ph.D. and M.S. from The American University and a B.A. from Queens College. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, and Pi Alpha Alpha honorary societies.
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Reneé Wynn is the NASA Chief Information Officer. Wynn joined NASA in July 2015 as the Deputy Chief Information Officer. She came to NASA from the Environmental Protection Agency where she had served as the Acting Assistant Administrator for the Office of Environmental Information since July 2013. Ms. Wynn has a long career in the federal government. She had been with EPA for more than 24 years, and joined the Office of Environmental Information in April 2011. Beyond the experience she gained since joining the information management and technology arm of the Agency, Ms. Wynn served in EPA’s Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response and the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance.
Ms. Wynn has managed program administration for science, information management, and international programs; regulatory management; budget formulation and execution; contracts, grants and interagency agreements; long term strategic planning and analyses; and environmental and administrative policy.
Ms. Wynn holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from DePauw University, Indiana.
April 17, 2018, 7:00 AM-5:00 PM
Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking
8:00 AM - 8:10 AM
Welcome and Introduction
Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy
|8:10 AM - 8:30 AM||
HMG Lead, Innovate, Disrupt Tech Talk: Building Your Own Culture of Innovation The Amazon Way
Wes Arens, Digital Business Strategist and Former Amazon Executive
Leaders at Amazon expect and require innovation and invention from their teams. They are externally aware and look for new ideas everywhere. Amazon has a thrilling power to innovate and disrupt. Wes Arens, a former Amazon executive turned business advisor to CEOs, will explain how leaders with vision and the fortitude to ask the hard questions can create a principled led culture of innovation of their own.
|8:30 AM - 8:50 AM||
HMG Lead, Innovate, Disrupt Tech Talk: Why the Tech Platform Matters
Wes Arens, Digital Business Strategist and Former Amazon Executive and Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy
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 will explore why IT is more relevant than ever along with other critical trends that are shaping the future path for technology executives.
|8:50 AM - 9:10 AM||
HMG Lead, Innovate, Disrupt Tech Talk: The Transformational Promise of Blockchain
David Judd, VP Sales Engineering, Inxeption
The transparency, security, and auditability of blockchain networks will have a profound impact on businesses across nearly every industry by creating verifiable, trusted business relationships between parties. As a result, blockchain networks will spawn new partner ecosystems across geographies and generate opportunities for companies to create new business models.
Inxeption is a blockchain-based software platform founded by a group of former Oracle executives that helps transform manufacturing companies of all kinds into online and on-demand businesses. They have created an opportunity to revolutionize manufacturing business models by cutting out the middlemen and allowing buyers to connect directly with manufacturers.
|9:10 AM - 9:40 AM||
Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners
9:40 AM - 10:20 AM
EXECUTIVE PANEL: New Technologies - Fueling Big Opportunities and a Competitive Edge
Mike Brown, CTO, ID.me, Inc.
Saeed Elnaj, VP IT and CIO, National Council on Aging
Sajit Joseph, Chief Innovation Officer, American Red Cross
Shamim Mohammad, SVP & CIO, CarMax
Moderator: Yuvi Kochar, Managing Director, Technology and Operations, CAQH
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.
|10:20 AM - 10:50 AM||
Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners
|10:50 AM - 11:30 AM||
EXECUTIVE PANEL: Lead, Reimagine, Reinvent: Driving a Culture of Genius for Success and Visualizing the Road Ahead
John Lambeth, CIO, PAE
Israel Martinez, NACD® Board Leadership Fellow, Cyber Risk & Governance Expert and Chairman and CEO, Axon Global
Mike Raeder, CISO, Orbital ATK
Chad Sheridan, Chief Information Officer, USDA-Risk Management Agency
Renee Wynn, CIO, NASA
Moderator: Madeline Weiss, Ph.D., Director, SIM APC and President, Weiss Associates
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
SIM Capital Area News - Michael Huthwaite, Director of IT, Red Coats, Inc.
|12:30 PM - 1:00 PM||
EXECUTIVE PANEL: Beyond Leadership – What Makes a Technology Executive Successful
Renee Arrington, Senior Vice President, Pearson Partners International, Inc.
Bill Bradley, SVP, Cyber Engineering and Technology Services, CenturyLink
Khuloud Odeh, VP IT & CIO, The Urban Institute
Mark Polansky, Senior Partner, CIO/IT Officers Practice, Korn Ferry
Moderator: Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy
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.
1:00 PM - 1:40 PM
EXECUTIVE KEYNOTE: From Five Days to Zero: Transforming the Enterprise to be Smart, Fast, and Simple
Josh Chung, Solutions Engineer, Celonis
Operational efficiency isn't a strategic competitive advantage; it is becoming a prerequisite for survival. Things that used to take weeks need to be done in seconds. Your customers expect a flawless experience, same day delivery, and services customized just for them. The survival of your organization in an ultra-competitive, fast-changing environment depends on whether your business can become smart, fast, and simple. In this session, explore what it means to truly accelerate your business from the digital driver's seat, and how to bridge the gap between what your customers want and what your business can provide.
1:40 PM - 2:10 PM
Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners
2:10 PM - 3:10 PM
EXECUTIVE ROUNDTABLE WORKGROUPS: Exploring the Five Most Impactful Technologies of 2018
These moderated executive roundtable discussions allow attendees to brainstorm on the top opportunities for applying specific technologies along with the challenges that must be overcome to succeed.
3:10 PM - 3:20 PM
3:20 PM - 4:00 PM
EXECUTIVE PANEL: Lead Courageously as the CEO of Technology
David Bray, Executive Director, People-Centered Internet
Sanjay Gupta, CTO, U.S. Small Business Administration
James Lamb, CIO, Interstate Hotels and Resorts
David Tamayo, CIO, DCS Corporation
Moderator: Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy, LLC
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.
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Raffle Prizes and Executive Networking Reception
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.https://www.celonis.com/
CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company enabling millions of customers to transform their businesses and their lives through innovative technology solutions. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, Big Data analytics and IT consulting, and operates more than 55 data centers in North America, Europe and Asia. The company provides broadband, voice, video, data and managed services over a robust 250,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 300,000-route-mile international transport network.http://www.centurylink.com
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.https://www.inxeption.com/index.html
Nutanix makes datacenter infrastructure and clouds invisible, elevating IT to focus on the applications and services that power the business. The company’s Enterprise Cloud OS software converges private, public and distributed clouds, bringing one-click simplicity to infrastructure and application management. Nutanix Enterprise Cloud solutions integrate virtualization, storage, networking and security to power any application, at any scale – and are delivered as turnkey hyper converged infrastructure (HCI) appliances, software for popular server platforms, and innovative Xi Cloud Services.https://www.nutanix.com
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.www.judge.com
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.https://www.tintri.com
ExaGrid provides hyper-converged secondary storage for backup with data deduplication, a unique landing zone, and scale-out architecture. ExaGrid’s landing zone provides for the fastest backups, restores, and instant VM recoveries. Its scale-out architecture includes full appliances in a scale-out system and ensures a fixed-length backup window as data grows, eliminating expensive forklift upgrades. | Zerto helps customers accelerate IT transformation by eliminating the risk and complexity of modernization and cloud adoption. By replacing multiple legacy solutions with a single IT Resilience Platform, Zerto is changing the way disaster recovery, data protection and cloud are managed. With enterprise scale, Zerto’s software platform delivers continuous availability for an always-on customer experience while simplifying workload mobility to protect, recover and move applications freely across hybrid and multi-clouds. Zerto is trusted by over 6,000 customers globally and is powering resiliency offerings for Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud, AWS, Sungard and more than 350 cloud services providers.
Info-Tech Research Group was established in 1997 and is currently the world’s fastest growing and most innovative information technology research and advisory company, proudly serving over 35,000 IT professionals. We produce unbiased and highly relevant IT research to help CIOs and IT leaders make strategic, timely, and well informed decisions. Focused on providing practical research solutions to help IT professionals implement key projects and build core processes we partner closely with IT teams to provide everything they need from actionable tools to analyst guidance. Info Tech helps CIOs and their teams drive measurable results and enhanced decision making through our data driven approach evolving the value of IT to their organization.
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.https://panzura.com/
Egon Zehnder was founded in 1964 with a distinctive vision and structure aimed at achieving two basic goals - to place our clients' interests first and to lead our profession in creating value for our clients through the assessment and recruitment of top-level management resources. The most fundamental expression of our client-first vision resides in our structure, which is unique to our profession. Our 390 consultants, operating from 63 wholly owned offices in 37 countries, are organized around a single-profit center partnership. This is designed to eliminate competitive barriers between our offices. It allows us to operate seamlessly when engagements call for us to mobilize across many offices in a country or a region. Large or small, local or global, our clients benefit from our structure by having access to our most relevant resources and relationships wherever they may reside. Underpinning this unique structure is our private ownership. We have chosen to operate our firm independent of any outside interests and are motivated solely by a desire to exceed our clients' expectations.http://www.egonzehnder.com
Heidrick & Struggles actively solves business problems for our clients every day. Through our Leadership Advisory framework, we help companies attract, develop and retain the world’s most talented individuals. For almost 60 years, we have focused on quality service and built strong leadership teams through our relationships with clients and individuals worldwide. Today, Heidrick & Struggles leadership experts operate from principal business centers in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.http://www.heidrick.com
At Korn Ferry, we design, build, attract and ignite talent. Since our inception, clients have trusted us to help recruit world-class leadership. Today, we are a single source for leadership and talent consulting services to empower businesses and leaders to reach their goals. Through our vision, research and tools across 80 offices and 3,700 employees, we convert potential into greatness. Our solutions range from executive recruitment and leadership development programs, to enterprise learning, succession planning, and recruitment process outsourcing (RPO). Organizations around the world trust Korn Ferry to manage their talent – a responsibility we meet every day with passion, expertise, integrity and results.https://www.kornferry.com
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.http://www.russellreynolds.com
Founded in 1956 and privately owned, Spencer Stuart is one of the world's leading executive search consulting firms. We are the advisor of choice among top companies seeking guidance and counsel on senior leadership needs. We have unrivalled access to leading executives around the world. Our clients range across industries, from the world's largest companies to medium-sized businesses and entrepreneurial start-ups. We operate out of 51 offices in 27 countries. Last year we conducted more than 4,000 assignments around the world. Our team of more than 300 consultants possesses a unique blend of professional search experience and industry expertise. Consultants are organized in practices and work in teams, often across international boundaries that maximize sector specialization and knowledge-sharing. These client service teams are supported by first-rate associates and researchers, and backed by state-of-the-art technology. We place quality at the center of everything we do and solicit candid feedback at every opportunity in order to continually improve our service to clients. We channel our knowledge and expertise into a wide range of publications for the benefit of existing and prospective clients.https://www.spencerstuart.com
Amplify Partners, an early-stage venture capital firm committed to redefining IT infrastructure, invests in technical entrepreneurs pursuing the multi-hundred-billion dollar Infrastructure 2.0 disruption. Amplify helps talented founders build valuable businesses by investing the right amount of early-stage capital and providing active company-building assistance. Amplify offers the unique combination of deep domain expertise, early-stage focus and a network of Venture AmplifiersTM to improve outcomes for infrastructure entrepreneurs.http://www.amplifypartners.com
Glynn Capital is focused on investments in leading private and public technology growth companies. We seek to be long-term investors in a limited number of excellent companies with world-class management teams, sustainable business models, and long-term growth potential.http://www.glynncapital.com/
Greylock Partners backs entrepreneurs who are building disruptive, market-transforming consumer and enterprise software companies. We invest in companies that define new markets, including Airbnb, AppDynamics, Cloudera, Docker, Dropbox, Facebook (Nasdaq: FB), LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD), Medium, Nextdoor, Palo Alto Networks (NYSE: PANW) and Workday (NYSE: WDAY).http://www.greylock.com
Lightspeed Ventures is a global VC firm headquartered in Silicon Valley, with offices in India, Israel, and China. With over $7 billion under management, Lightspeed invests in both enterprise and consumer tech startups from early-stage to late-stage. With over 300 active startups in the portfolio, Lightspeed has invested in companies like Brocade, Informatica, Nutanix, AppDynamics, Mulesoft, zScaler, etc. Lightspeed has also created a CIO Innovation Advisory Network to connect forward-thinking IT leaders with Silicon Valley.http://lsvp.com
Sequoia is a venture firm with a 40+ year track record of partnering with daring entrepreneurs. Founded in 1972, we’ve been early business partners with many of technology’s biggest companies (Apple, Google, Oracle, Cisco, and more) along with many emerging leaders (WhatsApp, Palo Alto Networks, ServiceNow, FireEye, LinkedIn, Dropbox, Airbnb, etc).https://www.sequoiacap.com
The Society for Information Management (SIM) is an exclusive association for senior IT executives, prominent academicians, consultants, and other IT thought leaders built on the foundation of local chapters. SIM’s Capital Area Chapter (SIMCAC) recognizes the Greater Washington, DC area as a powerhouse for nuanced and secure technology. SIM’s mission is to connect IT leaders and deliver vital knowledge creating business value and promoting personal development within the field through our events. For more information please contact: email@example.com
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