Upcoming Summits

2018 New York Global Innovation Summit

Grand Hyatt New York, New York, NY


Lead, Reimagine, Reinvent: Driving a Culture of Genius for Success and Visualizing the Digital Road Ahead

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 will be the focal point of the 2018 New York Innovation Summit.


  • Bashir Agboola
    Chief Technology Officer
    Hospital for Special Surgery

    Bashir Agboola is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at the Hospital for Special Surgery, the global leader in musculoskeletal care. Bashir has an extensive leadership and varied professional background, ranging from IT Systems integration, Consulting and Healthcare IT. He has spent much of the last two decades serving in various capacities at top-tier academic medical institutions. Prior to joining HSS in 2014, he served at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center where he ran the Enterprise Systems group.

    Bashir is a former board member of the New Jersey chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM), and a current member of VMWare’s Healthcare Customer Advisory Board.

    He holds a number of professional certifications, as well as  Bachelor and Master Degrees in Computer Science, and an MBA degree with a concentration in Finance.

  • Yuri Aguiar
    Director of Innovation and Transformation
    The Ogilvy Group

    Yuri Aguiar is the Director of Innovation and Transformation at The Ogilvy Group and, prior to that, he was the Strategic Portfolio Director on the leadership team at WPP Coretech.

    Yuri has been a CIO, CTO and Director of Worldwide Technology Operations over his 18-year stint as a Global Leader in business technology. He prides himself in leading small efficient teams of independent thinkers that challenge the status quo. Currently studying for his Masters in Digital Marketing, Yuri uses his downtime on a flight simulator hoping to make it real someday.

    His love for music continues to find expression outside of work. Yuri has helped organize charity concerts for Breast Cancer, US Veterans and for victims of the tsunami in Japan - often playing with the band.

    He religiously follows his own business motto that “Good execution eats strategy for lunch.”

     

  • Renee Arrington
    Senior Vice President
    Pearson Partners International, Inc.

    Renee Arrington offers clients over 20 years’ experience in retained executive search. She excels in recruiting senior executive talent for Fortune 500 companies, private-equity-backed businesses and not-for-profit organizations. She is a member the Pearson Partners board of directors and leads the firm’s Fort Worth office and CIO and IT leadership practice with clients in technology, retail, financial services, business services, distribution and R&D. Renee conducts searches for board members, presidents and executive directors among other senior leadership positions.

    Renee was named one of the top 40 Gatekeepers to the C-Suite by Hunt Scanlon Media, a search industry analyst. She is an active member of IIC Partners and the Association for Executive Search Consultants (AESC).

    Renee approaches each search consultatively. She understands her clients’ cultures and the types of leaders best suited to their business life cycles and challenges. She is attentive to diversity and believes a well-run search can deliver market insight. Renee appreciates the value of using assessment instruments as part of the search.

    Prior to joining Pearson Partners in 2006, Renee was a vice president in the technology practice of a global retained search firm, and was previously a shareholder and partner in the technology practice of another global firm.

    In addition to serving on Pearson Partners’ board of directors, Renee serves on the boards of directors of the Dallas/Fort Worth chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM), the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) North Texas Chapter and the Foundation for the Young Women’s Leadership Academy in Fort Worth. She is an executive committee member of Dallas Executive Women’s Roundtable (EWR) and a member of Fort Worth’s Women Steering Business (WSB). Renee has previously served on the board of North Texas Public Broadcasting (NPR Affiliate) and was board chairman of both the YWCA of Fort Worth and Tarrant County and the Fort Worth Westside YMCA.

    Renee is a frequent speaker at the HMG Strategy CIO Summits around the country. She has written a monthly column for CIO Decisions magazine and has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, CareerJournal.com, IT World, Network World and Business Process Outsourcing: The Competitive Advantage (Wiley 2005). She was honored among the finalists in D CEO’s 2016 CIO/CTO Awards in the Technology Advocate category

    Renee earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from Trinity University and studied at Parsons School of Design in Paris. She and her husband, Michael, live in Fort Worth.

  • Mike Daoust
    Director of GTM Chrome
    Google Chrome Enterprise

    Mike has global responsibility for the Go-To-Market functions across Chrome including strategy, operations, sales, partners and customer success. Mike has been with Google since 2008 and has held leadership roles within the G Suite and Google Maps teams before joining the Chrome team in 2013. He is committed to driving directly, and with our ecosystem of partners, the global adoption of Chrome Browser & OS platforms (Chromebooks) across all enterprises & schools. Prior to joining Google, Mike spent 15 plus years in various leadership roles in cloud analytics and enterprise search as well as with IBM's Information Management business unit. He is a graduate of Bowdoin College with an MBA from Boston College and lives in the Boston area with his wife and 3 kids.

  • Pinaki Dasgupta
    CEO
    Hindsait

    Pinaki Dasgupta is a visionary health-tech entrepreneur and passionate advocate of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology to transform healthcare. A former Accenture Partner, Pinaki had founded Hindsait in 2013 to prevent unnecessary health services, errors and frauds in healthcare. Under Pinaki’s leadership, Hindsait technology has been adopted by leading Fortune 500 healthcare organizations across USA. In addition, Hindsait has received multiple accolades and recognitions including prestigious Gartner’s “Cool vendor in AI in Healthcare in 2017” and “Top 10 Artificial Intelligence Solution Provider 2018” by Healthcare Tech Outlook.

    Pinaki has appeared on panels and participated in various speaking engagements in leading industry events, conferences across globe. Pinaki has received his MBA degree from Calcutta University and undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from North Bengal University in India.

  • Anthony Deighton
    CMO
    Celonis

    Anthony Deighton currently serves as Chief Marketing Officer for Celonis, the world’s leading provider of process mining software allowing customers to measurably improve the business operations.  In this role Anthony is focused on building the Celonis brand, driving lead generation, and positioning its unique product capabilities in the market. Prior to Celonis spent 12 years building Qlik from a Swedish start-up to a the global poster child for user driven BI.  At Qlik Anthony was the Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President, Products, responsible for guiding product strategy and leads all aspects of the company’s R&D efforts. Previously, Anthony was the General Manager of Siebel System’s Employee Relationship Management (ERM) business unit. Anthony holds a B.A. in Economics from Northwestern University and an M.B.A. with high distinction from Harvard Business School.

  • Johnny Dranchak
    VP Innovation and Digital
    oneworld Management Company

    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

  • Saeed Elnaj
    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:  

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbestechcouncil/2018/03/29/the-problems-with-bitcoin-and-the-future-of-blockchain/#60967c0d68dc 

  • Richard M. Entrup
    Global CIO
    Christie's

    Richard Entrup is the Global CIO at Christie’s with responsibility for the global strategic vision and leadership of Christie’s Information Technology, Information Security, Digital & Data Products, Emerging Technology, and Audio/Visual groups. Founded in 1766 by James Christie, Christie’s is the world's leading art business and had global auction, private and digital sales in 2017 that totaled £5.1 billion / $6.6 billion. Total online art sales reached £165.6 million / $214.5 million in 2017. Christie’s has a global presence in 46 countries, with 10 salerooms around the world including in London, New York, Paris, Geneva, Milan, Amsterdam, Dubai, Zürich, Hong Kong, and Shanghai. 

    Prior to Christie’s, Richard held various technology leadership roles at prominent global brands including Disney/ABC TV Group, Time Warner Inc., The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Viacom, and Tiffany & Company. Richard also served as CIO at a major global law firm and several healthcare companies with documented success aligning technology investment to strategic business objectives. He has significant hands-on experience managing all traditional areas of a global IT function as well as Digital Media, Broadcasting/Streaming, Omni-channel Retail including eCommerce/Online Sales, Web/Mobile, Ad Sales, Digital Marketing, Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Online Auctions, Agile Transformation, Cloud/SaaS Migrations, Shared Services, Outsourcing, Data & Analytics Strategy and Products, Physical & Information Security, Audit & Compliance (GDPR, PCI, PII, HIPAA, SOX), Audio Visual (AV), and Live Event/Venue Management. 

    A passionate advocate of continuing education, mentoring, and paying it forward, Richard is an active mentor to students enrolled in the Executive Master of Science in Technology Management Program at Columbia University and a Taproot Foundation pro bono Advisor to non-profits via the Disney VoluntEARS program.  An industry thought leader, Richard is a frequent speaker at various media and technology conferences and an active CIO Advisory Board member for HMG Strategy, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Greylock Partners, Evanta and CIO Perspectives.

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

    Michael Frankel is a senior innovation, corporate development, strategy and operating executive who has spent his career driving growth and innovation through acquisitions, ecosystems, investments, new products/services and entering new markets.  He currently serves as Managing Director of the Deloitte New-venture Accelerator.  Prior to joining Deloitte Michael served as CFO for two early stage technology companies and before that was Senior Vice President, Business Development and Mergers & Acquisitions for LexisNexis Group.  In that role he had global responsibility for all corporate development activities (acquisitions, divestitures, equity investments and alliances).

    Michael has experience in several sectors including business services, market research and data analytics, B2B content and data and enterprise software.  He has deep expertise in acquisitions, equity and venture investing, strategy, product development and international expansion.  He has led initiatives and transactions, deploying over $10B in capital, and driving strategic expansion at several Fortune 500 companies.

    Before joining LexisNexis, Michael served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy at Information Resources Inc. (IRI).  Reporting to the CEO and Chairman, Frankel was responsible for all strategic transactions including acquisitions, equity investments, divestitures, strategic partnerships and corporate strategy.

    Prior to IRI Michael was Vice President Business Development at GE Capital’s consumer finance group.  At VeriSign he served as Vice President Corporate Development—where he led one of the ten most acquisitive corporate development teams in the technology sector—and later served as Vice President and General Manager of their Directory Services group. Michael was also Vice President Investment Banking with Merrill Lynch and a Corporate Associate with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.

    Michael is a frequent speaker on growth strategies and strategic transactions.  During his career Michael has led and closed more than 100 transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures and alliances.  Michael has also led operational initiatives to develop and launch new products and technologies, expand into new markets and segments and restructure businesses and operations.  In addition, he has authored three books and several articles on M&A.  Michael earned a BA in Political Science, an MA in International Relations, an MBA, and a Juris Doctorate—all from the University of Chicago.

  • Hugo Fueglein
    Managing Director, CIO/IT Practice
    Diversified Search

    Hugo Fueglein is a Managing Director in Diversified Search’s New York City office. He is a leader in the CIO & IT Management Practice in the United States and is a core member of the Global CIO Practice for Diversified Search.  Mr. Fueglein is also a leading member of the Global Technology Practice at Diversified Search. He has placed technology executives in key positions across all industries.  Hugo’s specialization is in the placement of Chief Information Officers, Chief Technology Officers, and technology executives in IT Architecture, IT Infrastructure, Application Development, and IT Operations.

    Prior to joining Diversified Search, Mr. Fueglein was an Executive Vice President with DHR International and formerly an integral member of the CIO and IT Practice at CTPartners.  He served clients across industries, recruiting talent to fill critical roles in corporate technology functions.  Hugo has completed assignments for CIOs and key leadership positions in technology for a broad scope of clients that continuously utilize technology as a strategic initiative.  Industry sectors served include technology, consumer goods, retail, energy, financial services, health care, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, and industrial.

    Hugo’s search career also includes being a Principal with both Korn/Ferry International and Morgan Samuels.  During his seven year tenure with Korn/Ferry, he was instrumental in the creation of the CIO Center of Expertise.  Earlier in his career, Hugo was an economist with Chase Econometrics and The WEFA Group (Wharton Economic Forecasting Associates).  While serving as an economist with The WEFA Group (Wharton Economic Forecasting Associates), Hugo refined his strategic process management and developed superior communication abilities in working with a diverse clientele.

    Education
    BS, Agricultural Economics, University of Connecticut

    MS, Agricultural Economics, University of Connecticut

  • Chuck Gray
    Consultant
    Egon Zehnder

    Chuck is a Consultant in the New York office and leads the Chief Information Officers Practice on the East Coast.  He brings deep expertise in Chief Information Officer searches across numerous industries including Financial Services, Life Sciences, Industrial, Technology, and Public Sector .

    Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Chuck was an Executive Director at J.P. Morgan in its Treasury & Securities Services (TSS) division. With TSS, he served as the Chief of Staff for the Global Head of Treasury Services Operations.  He was also a member of the TSS Strategy team where he had responsibility for leading strategy projects and executing M&A transactions. Previously, Chuck was a Director at Liberty Mutual Group where he worked on the Corporate M&A and Corporate Strategy teams.  Chuck also worked in the Investment Banking division of Credit Suisse First Boston.

    Prior to pursuing an MBA at the Wharton School, Chuck worked as a strategy consultant with Bain & Company serving clients across a variety of industries.  He also worked as an Applications Developer at TenFold Corporation, a software company focused on developing large-scale applications.

  • Jon Harding
    Global CIO
    Conair Corporation

    As Global CIO of Conair Corporation, Jon Harding holds worldwide responsibility for the company’s IT in support of both day-to-day operations, and future business growth. Harding joined Conair Corporation at the start of 2004 in the new position of Global CIO. A graduate of the University of Sheffield in England, he has 20 years of IT management experience in the consumer products industry. The Conair IT team led by Harding has completed the global rollout of a centralized ERP system that provides one central source of management information to support business growth. Along the way several acquired companies have been integrated into this central IT infrastructure in a 3 to 6 month timeframe. The IT team is customer service focused with the flexibility to meet dynamic business priorities.

    Before joining Conair, Harding was Director of IT for the U.S. Snacks Division of Kellogg Company (formerly the Keebler Company) that Kellogg’s acquired in 2001. Prior to 2001, he held various IT leadership positions within the UK and European subsidiaries of Kellogg’s. From 1999 to 2001 he was the overall leader of a major business process and system change initiative for Kellogg’s Europe. In total he spent 17 years with Kellogg’s IT team.

  • Patty Hatter
    CIO/GM
    Start-Up Advisor

    Patty Hatter has more than 20 years of experience leading operations and technology organizations at several Fortune 500 companies. Patty is a strategic adviser, working on product and go-to-market strategies for technology startups ranging from cybersecurity to IT service management to blockchain applications. From 2015 to 2017, Patty was Senior Vice President and General Manager of Services for Intel/McAfee, where she spearheaded the transformation of McAfee's support for enterprise customers. From 2015 to 2016, she was General Manager of Security and Software IT and Chief Information Officer at Intel Security Group, and from 2010 to 2015, she served as Senior Vice President of Operations and Chief Information Officer at McAfee, Inc. Prior to her employment with McAfee, Patty held executive positions with Cisco and AT&T.

    Patty was chosen by the National Diversity Council as a "Most Powerful and Influential Woman" in 2015, and was named both "Women of Influence" and "Power Executive" by Silicon Valley Business Journal in 2016. Patty earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

    Patty is a member of the U.S. Department of Commerce's Information Security & Privacy Advisory Board (ISPAB) and a Board member of the Silicon Valley Education Foundation.

     

  • Tom Hoffman
    Sr. Research Director
    HMG Strategy

    Tom Hoffman is Senior Research Director at HMG Strategy. In his role, Tom oversees the development of HMG Strategy’s research content as well as the editorial services the company provides to its business partners. Prior to joining HMG in September 2016, Tom was Executive Business Editor at 1to1 Media, the publishing arm of Peppers & Rogers Group, where he oversaw the company’s custom content operations. Tom has more than 25 years experience writing about C-level leadership issues for publications such as CIO.com, CFO.com, Computerworld, and InformationWeek. Tom has received numerous editorial awards from the Association of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) and other media associations.

    Tom Hoffman authors a variety of research notes on topics including agility, career ascent, cloud, competing in the global economy, cyber security, disruption, leadership, and mobility. He composes the CISO Thought Leadership and Silicon Valley Insider notes featuring forward-thinking executives and entrepreneurs advancing the technology landscape. If you are interested in learning more about submitting your thought leadership, e-mail tomhoffman@hmgstrategy.com.
     

  • Stuart Kippelman
    SVP & CIO
    Platform Specialty Products Corporation

    Stuart Kippelman is the Interim CIO for Biotest Pharmaceuticals, and leading the transformation to a digital business across all company areas. 

    Stuart previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Platform Specialty Products, and Covanta Energy.  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.

  • Lesley Ma
    Global CIO, Cadillac
    General Motors

  • Soham Mazumdar
    Co-Founder
    Rubrik

  • Subrata Mukherjee
    VP Product Management
    Wiley

    Subrata Mukherjee is a seasoned digital leader based in New York City with nearly 25 years’ experience advocating large scale business transformation initiatives standing at the crossroads of Technology, Marketing and Customer delight. He has helped S&P evolve their ratings process, conceived and led The Economist's Digital transformation, disrupted commercial real estate with innovative new solution and now presently disrupting publishing with innovative learning solutions. He is now the VP of Product management and Head of Digital innovation for the iconic Dummies brand.

    He is an MBA in Marketing from Jadavpur university in India and MS in Tech Management from Columbia University. He is a guest blogger on cio.com on innovation, disruption and transformation. He has spoken at 30+ conferences in US / Europe / South America as keynote speaker, presenter and panelist. He has been interviewed by renowned British outlets for his transformation efforts at The Economist and was Folio's 2016 Top 100 people in Publishing. 

  • Hunter Muller
    President & CEO
    HMG Strategy

    Hunter Muller is a transformative CEO at HMG Strategy, LLC, the strongest executive leadership network. Drawing on more than 25 years of experience in consulting with IT executive leaders, Hunter is a multi-title book author and a frequent industry speaker on transformational leadership and innovation. His concepts are used worldwide to improve executive performance, enhance collaboration, elevate the role of IT, and align strategy across the enterprise.

    Through years of research and experience, Hunter has published four books: “The Transformational CIO” (John Wiley & Sons, 2011), “On Top of The Cloud” (John Wiley & Sons, 2012), “Leading the Epic Revolution” (John Wiley & Sons, 2013), and “The Big Shift in IT Leadership” (John Wiley & Sons, 2015).

    HMG Strategy assists C-level executives in becoming transformational leaders. HMG Strategy hosts networking summits and provides services that are focused around innovative IT leadership, management, and technology support to CIOs and senior IT executives. HMG Strategy is "The Strongest Executive Leadership Network" with an international association of more than 300,000 global CIOs/senior IT executives, industry experts, and world-class thought leaders.

    Hunter and HMG Strategy support a variety of IT-related charities, and Hunter is a member of the Executive Committee of the Fairfield/Westchester Chapter of the Society for Information Management.

     

     

  • Steve Phillpott
    CIO
    Western Digital Corporation

    Steve Phillpott was named Chief Information Officer for Western Digital Corporation in October 2015. Prior to this, he was CIO for HGST, a Western Digital brand. As the CIO of Western Digital, he oversees the worldwide IT department encompassing infrastructure and operations, global applications, enterprise data management and IT security. Steve works with leaders to provide strategic and tactical IT direction, which often includes utilizing Cloud, SaaS, Social, Web, Mobile and Big Data to drive business innovation and value. Based in the U.S. headquarters in Irvine, Calif., he manages WDC’s global, multi-disciplined IT team.

    Prior to joining HGST, Steve was CIO for Amylin Pharmaceuticals, a leading provider of drugs for the treatment of diabetes.  Steve was previously the CIO of Proflowers.com, a high-volume e-commerce retailer, and the VP of IT for Global Enterprise Applications at Invitrogen (now Thermo Fisher Scientific).  Prior to that, he held various leadership positions at companies including Memec (Avnet), Gateway and Qualcomm. 

    A recognized industry expert, Steve has received numerous industry awards. Most recently, he was recognized among Computerworld’s top 100 IT leaders for 2016. Additionally, he was named a finalist in the Public Company category in the Bay Area CIO of the Year Awards for 2016. He is a frequent speaker on IT innovation, transformation and cloud migration strategies at many leading industry events, including Amazon Executive Summit, and events sponsored by Gartner, Forrester, BIO-IT World, Information Week 500 and numerous others.

    Steve received his BS in Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, and holds a MBA in Technology Management from the University of Phoenix.

     

     

     

  • Dave Pitera
    Regional Director
    Magenic

  • Mark Polansky
    Senior Partner, Technology Officers Practice
    Korn Ferry

    Mark Polansky is a Senior Partner in Korn Ferry’s Information Technology Officers Center of Expertise, an executive search practice he headed up for more than twelve years. He has been based in the firm’s New York office since joining Korn Ferry in 1997.

    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.

  • John Seifert
    Chief Executive
    The Ogilvy Group

    John is a 39-year veteran of Ogilvy. He was appointed Executive Partner, Chief Executive, Worldwide in January 2016 after leading the revitalization of Ogilvy’s North American operations since 2009, resulting in strong revenue growth, digital transformation, diverse talent recruitment, and outstanding new business development. In September 2016, he became Worldwide Chairman and led the agency into its Next Chapter.

    John was previously Chairman of Ogilvy’s Global Brand Community, a portfolio of 25 global clients representing over $1 billion in annual revenue. John has worked across the Ogilvy network in a wide range of client leadership and general management positions in Los Angeles, Chicago, Bangkok, Singapore and New York. He has led multi-discipline global brand teams for American Express (“Membership”), BP (“Beyond Petroleum”), DuPont, Siemens, and many others.

    John is a frequent lecturer at universities and business forums on the subject of “Enterprise Branding.” He is a National Board member of buildOn, a non-profit group targeting at risk high school students in urban communities across the U.S. He is a passionate student of history, interior design, and neoclassical architecture.

  • 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 Director
    Kraa Security

  • John Whiting
    Global Chief Information Security Officer
    DDB Worldwide

    John Whiting is the (CSO) Global Chief Security Officer of DDB Worldwide, a large, global advertising network with 15,000 employees at several agencies around the world. John, is an established IT and Security executive with significant experience creating and implementing company critical initiatives in the disciplines of IT Operations, enterprise web infrastructures, agile software development, information security, security risk, business development, human capital development since 1994. A seasoned Cyber / InfoSec / Privacy executive with a comprehensive synergy of business acumen, enterprise technical, operational and security / control focused experience.

  • Jedidiah Yueh
    Founder and Chairman
    Delphix

    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.

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August 23, 2018, 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Grand Hyatt New York 

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM        

Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking


8:00 AM - 8:20 AM  

Welcome and Introduction

Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy


8:20 AM - 8:40 AM

HMG Lead, Innovate, Disrupt Tech Talk:  Johnny Dranchak, VP Innovation and Digital, oneworld Management Company 

Johnny will share his recent experiences in innovation, transformation and disruption to provide valuable strategies for leading your own innovation journeys.


8:40 AM - 9:00 AM

HMG Lead, Innovate, Disrupt Tech Talk: Reinventing the American Dream

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 - 9:30 AM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


9:30 AM - 10:10 AM

EXECUTIVE KEYNOTE:  Welcome to the Age of the Cloud Worker

Mike Daoust, Director of GTM Chrome, Google Chrome Enterprise

Digital disruption has changed how information workers access information, collaborate, and serve customers. Employees increasingly rely on cloud-based business apps to do their jobs, using the browser as a central access point. Anytime, anywhere, any device work is now the norm. Employees need technologies that support their productivity at and away from their desks or offices. Technology decision makers recognize these evolving needs and are evolving their workforce enablement approaches to meet them. Spurred on by the need for insights, speed, and collaboration a new type of worker has emerged; the Cloud Worker. Come join us on how to rethink workforce technology in the age of insight.


10:10 AM - 10:40 AM  

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


10:40 AM - 11:20 AM 

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

Pinaki Dasgupta, CEO, Hindsait

Soham Mazumdar, Co-Founder, Rubrik 

Subrata Mukherjee, VP Product Management, Wiley

Dave Pitera, Regional Director, Magenic

Moderator:  Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy

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.


11:20 AM - 12:00 PM 

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  What VCs Seek in Startup Leadership

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

Patty Hatter, CIO/GM, Startup Advisor 

Bruce Taragin, Managing Director, Blumberg Capital

Moderator: Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy

When venture capitalists place bets on startup tech companies, it’s not just the underlying technology and business model they’re gambling on. They also must be confident that the company has the right leadership in place to take the business to the next level.

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.


12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

 Luncheon

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

EXECUTIVE BRIEFING:  Leading in Times of Disruptive Change

John Seifert, Chief Executive Officer, Ogilvy & Mather

A 39-year veteran of the legendary Ogilvy Worldwide, John Seifert will share his thoughts on how to lead an organization through a “refounding” and into the next chapter during times of highly disruptive change.


1:30 PM - 2:10 PM  

EXECUTIVE KEYNOTE:  From Five Days to Zero: Transforming the Enterprise to be Smart, Fast, and Simple

Anthony Deighton, CMO, 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.


2:10 PM - 2:40 PM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


2:40 PM - 3:40 PM 

EXECUTIVE ROUNDTABLE WORKGROUPS: Exploring the Most Impactful Technology Trends 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.

Roundtables Moderator:  John Whiting, Global Chief Information Security Officer, DDB Worldwide 

  1. AI and Machine Learning (Session Lead: Bashir Agboola, CTO, Hospital for Special Surgery)
  2. Cloud (Session Lead: Stuart Kippelman,SVP & CIO, Platform Specialty Products)
  3. Blockchain (Session Lead: Tom Hoffman, Senior Research Director, HMG Strategy)
  4. Career and Leadership (Session Lead: Mark Polansky, Senior Partner, Technology Officers Practice, Korn Ferry) and Chuck Gray, Consultant, Egon Zehnder
  5. Digital Disruption (Session Lead: Saeed Elnaj, VP IT and CIO, National Council on Aging)
  6. Enterprise Risk Management (Session Lead: Erik Tomasi, Managing Director, Kraa Security

3:40 PM - 4:00 PM 

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

4:00 PM - 4:40 PM

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  From Strategy to Execution: Preparing Your Board of Directors for Digital Transformation 

Richard M. Entrup, Global CIO, Christie's  

Jon Harding, Global CIO, Conair Corporation

Lesley Ma, Global CIO, Cadillac

Steve Phillpott, CIO, Western Digital Corporation 

Moderator:  Johnny Dranchak, VP Innovation and Digital, oneworld Management Company

The advancement, consumerization, and democratization of technology is not only helping drive operational efficiency and effectiveness - it is fundamentally reshaping customer expectations and disrupting prevailing business and operating models. Forward-looking businesses are finding that it is no longer about having a Digital Strategy, it is about a strategy for the Digital Era. As overseers of company strategy, the board of directors are particularly interested in their company's digital strategy and transformation.

So how do Technology Executives prepare for board-level and c-suite relevance and engagement? Hear from a panel of c-suite peers on their trials, tribulations and opportunities with digital transformation, ranging from how to navigate their customers’ changing priorities, to how technology is changing their respective functions, to how they are evolving their partnership with their Technology Leaders. Their guidance will enable you to drive impactful business-oriented conversations with your board on how to get out in front of the coming waves of digital disruption.


4:40 PM - 5:30 PM

Raffle Prizes and Executive Networking Reception



Presenting Partners

  • 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.

    https://www.celonis.com/
  • Google Chrome Enterprise

    Leveraging the popular Chrome browser as its principle user interface, Chrome OS is the easy-to-use and easy-to-manage computing platform for high-level functionality in virtualized work environments. Built specifically for the cloud, Chrome OS powers a new generation of business-ready devices, enabling organizations of all sizes to transform the way they work and maximize the benefits of cloud technology. With always-on, multilayered security and automatic updates, Chrome browser and Chrome OS allow businesses to securely mobilize employees while reducing IT support burden and the associated costs. Chrome Enterprise license adds to the strengths of Chrome OS – providing the functionality that enterprises need to control their Chrome device fleet at scale, and create an optimal user experience for enhanced productivity and security.

    https://enterprise.google.com/chrome/chrome-browser/

Platinum Partners

  • Magenic

    Magenic is a digital technology-consulting firm that helps get your digital products to market faster. Magenic has the right strategy, the right process, and the right people to deliver your digital products with unmatched quality and speed.

    https://magenic.com/
  • Western Digital Corporation

    Western Digital provides enterprise customers with innovative, vertically-engineered platforms and systems that power big and fast data workflows. We are focused on helping our customers digitally transform their businesses while growing new revenue streams and expanding market share. Western Digital has a comprehensive enterprise storage product portfolio of hybrid or all-flash to object storage solutions. We create environments for your data to thrive. Everywhere data lives, we are there to drive the innovation necessary for results today and the future you will create tomorrow. New devices, new systems, new solutions, all optimized and tuned to create the right conditions for your data to realize its full potential.

    https://www.wdc.com/

Gold Partners

  • Ivanti

    Ivanti unifies IT and Security Operations to better manage and secure the digital workplace. From PCs to mobile devices, VDI and the data center, we discover IT assets on-premises and in the cloud, improve IT service delivery, and reduce risk with insights and automation. We also help you leverage modern technology in the warehouse and across the supply chain to improve delivery without modifying backend systems. Ivanti is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, and has offices all over the world. For more information, visit www.ivanti.com and follow us at @GoIvanti.

    https://www.ivanti.com/
  • Zendesk

    Zendesk builds software for better customer relationships. It empowers organizations to improve customer engagement and better understand their customers. More than 107,000 paid customer accounts in over 160 countries and territories use Zendesk products. Based in San Francisco, Zendesk has operations in the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia, and South America.

    https://www.zendesk.com/

Supporting Partners

  • Zerto

    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.

    http://www.zerto.com/

Local Partners

  • Espressive

    Espressive is the pioneer in AI for enterprise service management (ESM), redefining how employees get help by delivering exceptional employee experiences. Barista, our virtual support agent (VSA), brings the ease of consumer virtual assistants, such as Alexa and Google Home, into the workplace. Barista delivers a personalized user experience that results in employee adoption of 50 to 60% and reduced help desk call volume of 30 to 50%. When CIOs decide to partner with Espressive, they inherit AI talent that they didn’t have to hire and are able to move their budgets from answering routine questions to strategic initiatives.

    https://www.espressive.com/

Strategic Partners

  • Egon Zehnder

    Egon Zehnder was founded in 1964 with a distinctive vision and structure aimed at achieving two basic goals - to place our clients' interests first and to lead our profession in creating value for our clients through the assessment and recruitment of top-level management resources. The most fundamental expression of our client-first vision resides in our structure, which is unique to our profession. Our 390 consultants, operating from 63 wholly owned offices in 37 countries, are organized around a single-profit center partnership. This is designed to eliminate competitive barriers between our offices. It allows us to operate seamlessly when engagements call for us to mobilize across many offices in a country or a region. Large or small, local or global, our clients benefit from our structure by having access to our most relevant resources and relationships wherever they may reside. Underpinning this unique structure is our private ownership. We have chosen to operate our firm independent of any outside interests and are motivated solely by a desire to exceed our clients' expectations.

    http://www.egonzehnder.com
  • Heidrick & Struggles

    Heidrick & Struggles actively solves business problems for our clients every day. Through our Leadership Advisory framework, we help companies attract, develop and retain the world’s most talented individuals. For almost 60 years, we have focused on quality service and built strong leadership teams through our relationships with clients and individuals worldwide. Today, Heidrick & Struggles leadership experts operate from principal business centers in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.

    http://www.heidrick.com
  • Korn Ferry

    At Korn Ferry, we design, build, attract and ignite talent. Since our inception, clients have trusted us to help recruit world-class leadership. Today, we are a single source for leadership and talent consulting services to empower businesses and leaders to reach their goals. Through our vision, research and tools across 80 offices and 3,700 employees, we convert potential into greatness. Our solutions range from executive recruitment and leadership development programs, to enterprise learning, succession planning, and recruitment process outsourcing (RPO). Organizations around the world trust Korn Ferry to manage their talent – a responsibility we meet every day with passion, expertise, integrity and results.

    https://www.kornferry.com
  • 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.

    http://www.russellreynolds.com
  • Spencer Stuart

    Founded in 1956 and privately owned, Spencer Stuart is one of the world's leading executive search consulting firms. We are the advisor of choice among top companies seeking guidance and counsel on senior leadership needs. We have unrivalled access to leading executives around the world. Our clients range across industries, from the world's largest companies to medium-sized businesses and entrepreneurial start-ups. We operate out of 51 offices in 27 countries. Last year we conducted more than 4,000 assignments around the world. Our team of more than 300 consultants possesses a unique blend of professional search experience and industry expertise. Consultants are organized in practices and work in teams, often across international boundaries that maximize sector specialization and knowledge-sharing. These client service teams are supported by first-rate associates and researchers, and backed by state-of-the-art technology. We place quality at the center of everything we do and solicit candid feedback at every opportunity in order to continually improve our service to clients. We channel our knowledge and expertise into a wide range of publications for the benefit of existing and prospective clients.

    https://www.spencerstuart.com

Alliance Partners

  • Amplify Partners

    Amplify Partners, an early-stage venture capital firm committed to redefining IT infrastructure, invests in technical entrepreneurs pursuing the multi-hundred-billion dollar Infrastructure 2.0 disruption. Amplify helps talented founders build valuable businesses by investing the right amount of early-stage capital and providing active company-building assistance. Amplify offers the unique combination of deep domain expertise, early-stage focus and a network of Venture AmplifiersTM to improve outcomes for infrastructure entrepreneurs.

    http://www.amplifypartners.com
  • Glynn Capital

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

    http://www.glynncapital.com/
  • Greylock Partners

    Greylock Partners backs entrepreneurs who are building disruptive, market-transforming consumer and enterprise software companies. We invest in companies that define new markets, including Airbnb, AppDynamics, Cloudera, Docker, Dropbox, Facebook (Nasdaq: FB), LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD), Medium, Nextdoor, Palo Alto Networks (NYSE: PANW) and Workday (NYSE: WDAY).

    http://www.greylock.com
  • Lightspeed Venture Partners

    Lightspeed Venture Partners is an early stage venture capital firm focused on accelerating disruptive innovations and trends in the Enterprise and Consumer sectors. For over two decades, the Lightspeed partners have backed and helped build more than 250 companies globally, many of which have become market leaders. Lightspeed’s strategy is to be the first or lead institutional investor in companies with high growth potential in markets capable of supporting the creation of large, valuable enterprises. The Firm currently manages over $4 billion of committed capital and has invested in companies like AppDynamics, DataStax, Fusion-io, MuleSoft, Nest, Nicira.

    http://lsvp.com
  • Sequoia Capital

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

    https://www.sequoiacap.com

Association Partners

  • SIM 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

    http://nysim.org/

Grand Hyatt New York

109 E 42nd Street
New York, NY

Room rate is $299/night. This rate expires on August 1, 2018.

To book a room, please click here.

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.



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