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 Southern California CIO Executive Leadership Summit.
Former SVP Information Technology
Jacobs Engineering Group
Chief Information Officer
Motion Picture Industry Pension & Health Plans
William H. Miller
SVP & CIO
President & CEO
EVP, Chief Information and Digital Officer
SVP Engineering & CIO
Incitec Pivot Ltd.
President, CXO & Founder
Information Security Director
Pacific Dental Services
Profit Enhancement Systems
Diligent Partners, LLC
VP & Chief Information Officer
VP & CIO
Chief Information Officer
VP & Regional CIO - Southern California
Chief Information Officer
Toyo Tires Holdings of Americas
Senior Director, eCommerce Technology
Chief AI Scientist
Fortium Partners, LP
Chief Operations Officer/Chief Information Officer
Co-Founder and Chief Banking Officer
Econolite Group, Inc.
Senior Executive Partner
Steve Heckler Associates
Chief Digital Officer
Managing Director, Digital Transformation and CIO Practice Lead
Motion Picture Industry Pension & Health Plans
Advisor Board Member, Customer Experience
CTO & Co-Founder
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group
VP of Corporate Strategy & CIO
VP Global IT
George Sheth MBA, FHIMSS
Diligent Partners, LLC
Vice Provost and CIO
University of Southern California
MBTECH GROUP LLC
Vice President of Information Technology
Diligent Partners, LLC
Scott is co-founder and Managing Partner of Diligent Partners, LLC. For 14 years, he held the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at another retained executive search firm based in Southern California. Scott is responsible for our firm’s search operations, client management, and sales and marketing. He also serves as the firm’s Information Technology practice leader. He has managed searches for many leadership roles across such industries as Biotech and Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Products, Financial Services, Healthcare, High Tech, Management Consulting, Medical Device, Manufacturing and Distribution, and Retail. Prior to entering executive search, Scott was a founding Principal at Transition Management Consulting, where he led client engagements in Organizational Assessments, Information Technology Strategy, Architecture and Platform Migration. Scott also was a Managing Consultant at SHL Systemhouse (now EDS). At Gartner Group, Scott was a Managing Director in Consulting Services. Scott began his Gartner career in sales as an Account Executive and then as a National Account Manager.
Over the years, Scott has developed and formalized a search methodology focused on quality outcomes, and has authored numerous articles on recruiting and retaining top talent, and on interviewing and assessing strategic hires for character, integrity and leadership.
Scott is a board member and membership chair for the Southern California chapter of Society for Information Management (SIM), the premier not-for-profit organization of information technology experts, including CIOs, CTOs and emerging IT leaders. Since 2010, he also has been a frequent presenter/panelist at CIO summits across the West Coast for HMG Strategy for whom he serves on its Advisory Board.
Scott has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California Los Angeles, and a certificate from the UCLA Andersen Graduate School’s Managing the Information Resource program.
Scott has consulted to such clients as AECOM, Amgen, American Girl, Applied Materials, Baxter International, Capital Group Companies, Cardinal Health / CareFusion, City National Bank, City of Hope Medical Center, the City of Los Angeles, County of San Bernardino, Deloitte, DFS Group, Discus Dental, East West Bank, Edwards Lifesciences, Forest Lawn, Gelson's Markets, ICANN, Kaiser Permanente, LA Care Health Plan, Mattel, Nissan USA, O'Neil Digital Solutions, Pacific Life, Pioneer Electronics, Southern California Edison, Sutter Health, THQ, Tucson Electric Power, Unified Grocers and Zurich Insurance Group.
Bob Concannon was formerly a Senior Client Partner within the San Francisco office of Korn Ferry and was a member of the Firm’s Global Technology Market. Mr. Concannon has over 30 years of technology executive search experience, leading numerous CIO and CTO searches across industries. He also served on Korn/Ferry's Information Technology Officers Center of Expertise. Furthermore, Mr. Concannon led searches in the software and IT communities on assignments for clients in the areas of cloud, mobility and enterprise software. Venture capitalists and private equity firms looked to his expertise around helping Internet startups migrate to the next executive level as they receive their post Series B and C funding rounds.
Mr. Concannon served as the managing director of another global executive search firm, leading the technology practice, U.S. Additionally, he led the firm’s global technology vertical for seven years, coordinating worldwide search activity in the technology sector with Fortune 100 top accounts. Previously, Mr. Concannon served in sales and marketing roles for both Pioneer Electronics and Sony Corporation. Mr. Concannon served the Internet industry from its early inception in the 90s by working with then unknown startups Netscape and Yahoo! His portfolio clients have included well-established companies like Microsoft, Oracle, 3Com, Cisco and Nokia, and a host of start-up companies funded by tier-1 venture capital. He has completed over 500 search projects in his career with many of those projects reaching successful IPOs. Published and quoted often in The Wall Street Journal, San Jose Mercury News, CFO and CIO Magazines, as well as being featured twice on ABC’s World News Tonight with Peter Jennings in their Silicon Valley report, Mr. Concannon has served as an expert on Silicon Valley trends for over 15 years. He has been a guest lecturer at The University of California Berkeley and Stanford University. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of the Pacific.
Chief Information Officer
Toyo Tires Holdings of Americas
Jim is Former Chief Information Officer for Mazda North American Operations. He guided the IT team in setting IT strategy and plans for the US and Mexico operations.
Since joining Mazda in 2001, Jim has helped set the direction to implement new technology together with business operations. He focuses IT on projects to attain the company’s strategy and goals. This focus promotes the search for opportunities to improve processes through the use of cost-effective new technologies.
Jim has spent almost his entire career in Automotive IT including positions at Subaru of America and Land Rover North America. He has a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Franklin and Marshall College, and an MBA from Rutgers University.
As Chief Executive Officer of Darktrace, Nicole Eagan has established the company as the global leader of AI cyber defense. Named “Top Technology Executive to Watch” in 2019 and 'AI Leader of the Year' in 2017, her extensive career spans 25 years working for Oracle and early to late-stage growth companies. Today, Darktrace has 2,500 customers and a valuation of $1.65 billion. The company’s innovative approach to cyber security has won more than 100 awards and the company has been named to WSJ's Tech Companies to Watch, Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies, and the CNBC Disruptor 50.
Econolite Group, Inc.
Keith Golden is a practicing information technology executive based in Orange County, California. He is currently Chief Information Officer of the Econolite Group, Inc., a leading provider of intelligent transportation management products and services (https://www.econolite.com/). Keith has previously served as CTO of several venture-funded start-ups and has worked for and consulted to a wide variety of private- and public-sector organizations in IT, Engineering and Product Development roles.
Keith has driven countless projects to successful completion while ensuring delivery consistent with corporate culture and strategy. Keith’s success in transforming underperforming IT organizations led to an abiding interest in high-performance team building, collaborative leadership, and coaching. Outside the office, Keith’s interests include his family, nonprofit service, and trail running. An avid musician, Keith played formidable lead guitar in a wedding band for 10 years—but didn’t quit his day job.
Keith is Board Chair of SCSIM, having previously served as Vice Chair and Event Chair. As Board Chair, Keith is delighted to work with his fellow board members to expand and extend SCSIM’s program offerings for the benefit our membership and the Southern California information technology community.
VP of Global Accounts
Keith Johnson is the Vice President of Global Accounts with Jama Software. In this role, Keith is responsible to strategize with Jama Software’s largest global customers to ensure Jama Connect and Jama Analyze are meeting the product development improvements, efficiencies and clarity the customers expect. Keith understands the different development processes and initiatives for his customer to identify how Jama Software can provide the best value. Keith works across all of Jama Software’s targeted industries such as Aerospace and Defense, Medical Device, Semiconductor, Automotive, Finance, Industrial Technologies and many more. Prior to Keith’s current role he was previously Jama Software’s VP of Engineering and VP of European Business Development. Keith has worked with Jama Software for more than seven years and has seen the company grow from startup to an industry leading growth company.
Prior to joining Jama Software, Keith was the Deputy CIO of Multnomah County in Portland, Oregon, Director of Application Development at ACS, Inc. and managed software development teams at ADP, Inc. Keith has worked for three Fortune 500 companies and in both public and private industries.
VP Product Platform
Prior to joining RingCentral, Lee served as Vice President of Product Management at Box, a provider of cloud-based enterprise content collaboration, where he was responsible for expanding Box’s enterprise and mobile product offerings to fit the needs of modern knowledge workers. Prior to joining Box, Lee held product management and product design positions at Yahoo! and WebEx. Mr. Lee began his career as an aerospace engineer and worked on propulsion and avionics systems at Boeing. Lee holds an MBA from University of California’s Haas School of Business and a BS in aerospace engineering from University of Southern California.
Sean Patrick Lennon, a visionary leader who drives transformation of global, multi-billion dollar organizations from the inside out, was previously with Allergan where he pushed them to become the fastest-growing, most dynamic pharmaceutical company in global healthcare. In his previous role with Allergan IT, Sean has successfully directed integration and divestiture activities for 40+ acquisitions and divestitures since 2010. His know-how enabled the business to rapidly scale, setting the stage for Allergan’s record growth. With Sean’s unparalleled expertise in highly-efficient integration, Allergan IT has captured over $300 million in cost savings by realizing synergies and strategically restructuring during the mergers and acquisitions process. With an eye on aligning the company’s IT strategy and business strategy, Sean spearheads all aspects of technology vision, product development, and digital delivery of customer-oriented technology services, guiding more than 20,000 Allergan associates around the world.
Prior to joining Watson Pharmaceuticals, now Allergan, Sean served as Vice President of Global Infrastructure Services at Novartis Pharmaceuticals, one of the largest healthcare companies globally. At Novartis, he consolidated client services to their highest satisfaction ratings and reduced budget by $100 million. In 2002, Sean was recruited by pharmaceutical services company C3i to fix its struggling business, a turnaround that he resourcefully executed in less than 60 days as Senior Vice President and General Manager. Sean found his start in the industry with Schering Plough Pharmaceuticals. In 1996, he characteristically rolled up his sleeves to convert Schering Plough’s Managed Care and Health Management group from an entity not delivering value, to a top team in the business with the highest IT satisfaction. Sean initially proved his worth to the company as a consultant in 1994, when he designed and developed the first Third-Party Data Warehouse system in the industry, enabling Schering Plough to deploy its field sales organizations up to 10 days faster than the competition and at a reduced cost.
Sean is in the highest echelon of experience for managing large technical organizations and leading the development and implementation of business-driven digital IT programs. He also has extensive operational and financial experience, overseeing all IT Financial Planning and Analysis, leading IT business plan development, financial forecasting, financial analysis, and capital commitment planning, as well as competitive analysis and benchmarking. Sean possesses strong communication acumen, skilled at delivering technology-oriented messages to nontechnology-oriented people. He has succeeded in breaking down the walls between IT and other business units positioning IT as a key strategic partner. Sean is consistently recognized as a top performer in both measurable results and organization-shaping behaviors. He is very organized and results-oriented with strong process management abilities; he also possesses the insight required to build and focus the high energy of creative teams. Extremely customer-focused, Sean has extensive experience working internationally, having traveled to and done business in more than 50 countries worldwide. He sits on several advisory committees and has received numerous industry honors and recognitions for leadership in delivering innovative technology solutions. Sean was named 2015 “CIO of the Year” by NJ Tech Council.
Sean has 33 years of technical and IT management experience, including 22 years specific to Life Sciences. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Business Management from St. John’s University in New York.
Barry Libenson is Chief Information Officer (CIO), with responsibility for the design and delivery of Experian’s global technology strategy. Prior to joining Experian in June 2015, he was CIO of Safeway in North America. Earlier in his career, Barry held CIO positions at Land O’Lakes and Ingersoll Rand. Barry has a BA in Computer Science from Colgate University USA, and an MBA from Fuqua School of Business, Duke University USA.
Enterprise Deployment Engineer
Google Chrome Enterprise
Andrew Luong is a Customer Engineer on the Chrome Enterprise team. In his role, he works with strategic Cloud customers on deploying Chrome as a secure, highly-configurable endpoint for their end user communities. Andrew has been at Google for over 10 years in various roles from customer engineering, working with large enterprise customers to deploy Google Cloud services and now Chrome Enterprise. Prior to that he was part of the Google Corporate Engineering team providing IT services across many users groups from engineers to sales operations teams.
Motion Picture Industry Pension & Health Plans
Joel Manfredo is the Chief Information Officer at the Motion Picture Industry Pension & Health Plans. In this role, Joel is responsible for all aspects of information technology (IT) including strategy and architecture, infrastructure and operations, business application delivery, the project management office, and IT administration and security.
Prior to joining the Plans, Joel served as the Chief Technology Officer for the County of Orange in California, in the Chief Information Officer role for The Irvine Company, and in other Chief Information Officer and Chief Technology Officer roles since the mid-1990s. Joel is kown for successful transformations both in business roles and in technical roles.
Joel has served on many non-profit Boards including the Society of Information Management, Executive Next Practices Institute, UCLA’s IS Associates, CleanTech OC, Realcomm, Access Executive Network, and the Trojan Club of South Orange County. Joel was the founding chairman of UC Irvine’s CIO Roundtable (The Paul Merage School of Business) and further served UCI on the Dean’s Leadership Circle for the School of Information and Computer Sciences (ICS) and as the Chairman of the Corporate Committee for ICS and for the School of Engineering. Joel also was a mentor in both UCI’s and Chapman’s MBA programs.
Joel has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Lehigh University and both a Master of Business Administration and Master in Science in Finance from Loyola University in Maryland.
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.
EVP, Chief Information and Digital Officer
Tom Peck serves as chief information and digital officer for Ingram Micro Inc., where he oversees all aspects of the company’s Global Information and Digital Technology efforts.
In this dual role, Peck guides the strategic development and evolution of Ingram Micro’s technology backbone, leading a growing team of engineers and technical staff who support the technology, systems and digital requirements of the company’s global business operations. Among his immediate areas of focus include developing a long-term systems architecture and effectiveness plan designed to deliver additional speed, agility and scalability to support both internal and external partners. Peck’s global perspective, leadership and vision will help the company continue to deliver an enhanced customer and associate experience by modernizing and digitizing core systems and processes, and integrating them across all internal and external-facing products and platforms.
Prior to joining Ingram Micro in March 2018, Peck most recently served as senior vice president and global chief information officer at AECOM, a multi-billion-dollar global provider of professional technical and management support services. In this capacity, Peck was responsible for the support and deployment of technology used to serve more than 100,000 employees and thousands of clients across 150 countries. He has also occupied high-performing CIO leadership roles at Levi Strauss & Company, MGM Resorts (formally MGM MIRAGE) and General Electric-owned NBC Universal’s global entertainment business unit. During his tenure at NBC Universal, he also served as Quality Leader and was responsible for process improvement and global Six Sigma deployment.
Peck began his career as an officer in the United States Marine Corps, holding numerous finance and technology roles inclusive of both operational and headquarter assignments and culminating in an enterprise-wide program management role on the Marine Corps Chief Financial Officer’s team at the Pentagon.
Peck holds a Master of Science in Management from the Naval Postgraduate School, a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the United States Naval Academy and is a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt. In 2015, he was inducted into the CIO Hall of Fame and currently sits on the board of directors of Veterans Park Conservancy as CFO and Treasurer.
Steve Phillips is the chief information officer at Alorica where he is responsible for setting and delivering IT strategy. He reports to CEO Andy Lee and is a member of the Alorica Executive Committee.
Between 2005 and 2017 he served as CIO at Avnet. Between 2004 and 2005 he was CIO at Memec, a global electronic components distributor acquired by Avnet.
Prior to joining Memec, Mr. Phillips was CIO for Gateway Inc. He was previously the IT leader for Diageo’s European foods business and early in his career he served in a number of engineering and operations leadership roles at Thorn EMI.
Since 2012, he has served as chairman of the board of Wick Communications, a US-based news media business.
In 2015, Mr. Phillips was inducted into the CIO Hall of Fame, a lifetime achievement that honors IT executives and visionaries whose leadership has significantly impacted the field of IT.
Steve holds a bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering from Essex University and a post-graduate diploma in management studies from the University of West London. He is a fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.
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.
Co-Founder and Managing Director
Michael brings over 20 years of combined IT/Tech practitioner and Executive Search experience specific to CISO/VP Security, CIO/CTO, and DevOps engagements. Michael has led a focused subset of recent Security leadership engagements across a variety of company sizes and industries including Veritas/Symantec, EY, Virgin America, Duo Security, MuleSoft, and One Medical Group. Most recently Michael was the CEO for Mitchellake in the US and a Technology Partner at Calibre One. He also spent 10 years as the Founder and Managing Technology Partner for CVPartners. Prior to his executive search career Michael was in the managed cloud operations space as a Co-Founder of OpSource and an early executive member at SiteSmith/AboveNet. Michael began his career with MTI, one of the pioneers in the managed storage space. A native of Maryland, Michael holds a B.S. Degree from the University of Delaware. Michael lives in the SF Bay Area.
Sr. Product Manager, Smart/Predictive
Colin is a Sr. Product Manager at Alteryx and is responsible for driving the investment and development of data science, AI, and machine learning technology at Alteryx.
Before Alteryx, he worked at Yhat, a software startup based in NYC where he led product strategy and vision for building software to deploy and embed machine learning algorithms into production applications. He worked with dozens of data science teams, helping them to deploy and integrate custom ML and predictive models into real-time user-facing applications.
Colin holds a Bachelor's degree from Davidson College in economics and applied mathematics.
President & CEO
Ouellette & Associates
Dan Roberts joined Ouellette & Associates Consulting, Inc. (O&A) in 1986, was named President of the firm in 1995, and in December 1999, he acquired the company.
He meets and strategizes with IT and business executives and their leadership teams across North America on issues relating to IT transformation and culture change, building the IT workforce of the 21st century, and marketing IT's value.
Dan is a contributing author of O&A's book titled Unleashing the Power of IT (Wiley, 2011). He has published numerous articles in industry journals and contributed to O&A's books titled, Leading IT Transformation, IT At Your Service, IT Internal Consulting, and How to Market the IT Department Internally.
Dan is a frequent speaker at IT industry and corporate events, including the CIO Forum & Executive IT Summit Series, national SIMposium, NERCOMP, and the Sports & Entertainment Alliance in Technology (SEAT).
Dan believes that there has never been a better time to be in the IT profession and that those IT professionals who reinvent themselves will thrive in this new environment. This will necessitate the development of a new mindset and skill set that ensures they are positioned as the consultative, client focused, marketing-savvy, and provider of choice.
As the leading provider of IT leadership and professional development services focusing on the "human side of technology," Dan is proud of O&A's long term partnerships with world class, Fortune 1000 clients across all industries including aerospace, financial services/insurance, healthcare, pharmaceutical, retail, utilities, as well as many governments and universities.
A graduate of the Whittemore School of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire, Dan and his wife Denise have two grown children, and reside near O&A's Bedford, NH headquarters.
Incitec Pivot Ltd.
Margot Sharapova was formerly the VP IT Quality & Operations for OptumRx. In this capacity, Margot drove customer reliability, software quality engineering, and IT continuous improvement.
Margot has extensive professional experience in the information technology and healthcare industries, previously serving as the chief information officer (CIO) with AECOM, Americas. She spent a number of years at GE serving as the CIO for GE Healthcare Medical Diagnostics, GE Aero Energy, GE Nuclear and GE Hydro where she drove profit and loss (P&L) transformation and technology strategy and delivery.
Margot holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth College and is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt.
George Sheth MBA, FHIMSS
Diligent Partners, LLC
George Sheth is Managing Partner of Diligent Partners, LLC, a retained executive search firm he co-founded in 2009. Previously, he was Executive Director and Healthcare Practice Leader at another retained executive search firm based in Southern California. Prior to that, George was a Strategy Consulting Principal focused on health plan IT strategy consulting within Kaiser Permanente's Information Technology division. Prior to Kaiser Permanente, Mr. Sheth held executive management roles in the national healthcare consulting practices of Capgemini (now Accenture) and IBM / PricewaterhouseCoopers. He started his career in operational management roles at Health Net and Maxicare Health Plans in the 1980s. Besides retained executive search, his areas of expertise include executive coaching, board governance, strategic business planning, business process redesign, new venture and product development, program/project management, and the application of technology to grow businesses and solve strategic and operational issues.
As a volunteer leader many times over, Mr. Sheth currently serves as Member Relations Board Advisor for the Southern California Chapter of Society for Information Management (www.scsim.org), the premier not-for-profit organization of information technology experts, including CIOs, CTOs and emerging IT leaders. Since 2010, he also has been a frequent presenter/panelist at CIO summits across the West Coast for HMG Strategy (www.hmgstrategy.com) for whom Mr. Sheth serves on its Advisory Board. For several years, George served as Board Governance Committee Chair and as a member of the HR Committee on the Board of Directors of the Bob Hope USO (www.BobHopeUSO.org). For over a decade, George served on the HIMSS Southern California Chapter Board, where he served his one-year term as President in 2008-2009. A diehard Trojan, George has served on the University of Southern California (USC) Asian Pacific Alumni Association Board (served as President: 2006-2007), the USC Marshall Alumni Association National Board, the USC Marshall Partners Board, the USC Alumni Association Board of Governors Executive Committee, and the USC Trojan CEO Network Board.
George has a B.A. degree from Occidental College and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Southern California with an executive M.B.A. in International Business.
George has supported numerous clients, including Accenture, AECOM, Amgen, Apria Healthcare, Avasant, BodySync, Blue Shield of California, Caiman Consulting, Cardinal Health / CareFusion, Cedars-Sinai, CIGNA, City of Hope Medical Center, CSC, Health Net, ICANN, Johnson Controls, Kaiser Permanente, L.A. Care Health Plan, Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital, ScrippsHealth, Saban Community Clinic, Southern California Edison, Sutter Health, Trianz, UniHealth America, UnitedHealth Group, WellPoint/Anthem, and Zurich Insurance Group.
Ed Soo Hoo
Data Center Evangelist
Ed Soo Hoo is a Lenovo's Data Center evangelist and a change agent, catalyst, & asymmetric thinker who crosses the intellectual and practical boundaries of business and technology. Ed has more than 25 years of experience in High Tech including roles at Lenovo, Oracle, HP, and Unisys all focused on helping accelerate customers time to value.
As the former CIO, Mr. Venner was responsible for overseeing the design, development and implementation of SpaceX's state-of-the-art computing and information sharing infrastructure. Ken went to SpaceX from Broadcom, where he began his career as the organization's Chief Information Officer in August 2000. Through the years, Ken received numerous promotions, ultimately being named Executive Vice President, Corporate Services and Chief Information Officer in February 2010. Prior to Broadcom, Ken was Vice President of Product Management and Chief Information Officer of Rockwell Electronic Commerce from 1997 to 2000, and he held a number of information sciences/information technology management positions over an 11-year tenure at Lucent Technologies/AT&T Bell Laboratories.
Ken received a Bachelor of Engineering from the Stevens Institute of Technology, a Master of Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and a Master of Business Administration from New Hampshire College.
VP of Technology Innovation and Senior Fellow
At Equinix, Kaladhar is actively working on distributed AI/Analytics and Blockchain architectures. He is also in charge of company-wide employee innovation program called “Sparkathon”. He previously worked at IBM Research Lab and NetApp Advanced Technology Lab. He obtained his BSc in Computer Engineering and PhD in Computing Science from University of Alberta, Canada. He has 70 patents filed/issued in the area of network and storage systems.
Founder and CEO
Jedidiah Yueh has led two waves of disruption in data management, first as founding CEO of Avamar (sold to EMC in 2006 for $165M), which pioneered data de-duplication and shipped one of the leading products in data backup and recovery, with over 20,000 customers and $4B in cumulative sales. After Avamar, Jed founded Delphix, which pioneered data virtualization, with over $200M in its first 7 years of sales (10x Avamar over the same period) and over 30% of the Global 100 as customers. At the 2010 Fall DEMO conference, Delphix won a DEMO God award, and in 2013, the San Francisco Business Times named Jed CEO of the Year. Well connected in the venture community, Jed has raised over $150M from over 10 VCs and has more than 25 patents in data management. After being designated a US Presidential Scholar by George H. Bush, Jed graduated Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude from Harvard. As Executive Chairman at Delphix, Jed partners with executives at industry leaders from Apple to Walmart to help them drive innovation through software.
November 01, 2018, 7:30 AM-5:30 PM
Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking
8:30 AM - 8:40 AM
Welcome and Introduction
Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy
|8:40 AM - 9:00 AM||
HMG Lead, Innovate, Disrupt Tech Talk: Driving the Digital Roadmap at Allergan
Sean Lennon, SVP & CIO, Allergan interviewed by Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy
Allergan has become the fastest-growing, most dynamic pharmaceutical company in global healthcare. Allergan IT has captured over $300 million in cost savings by realizing synergies and strategically restructuring during the mergers and acquisitions process. With an eye on aligning the company’s IT strategy and business strategy, Sean spearheads all aspects of technology vision, product development, and digital delivery of customer-oriented technology services, guiding more than 20,000 Allergan associates around the world.
|9:00 AM - 9:20 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.
|9:20 AM - 9:50 AM
HMG Lead, Innovate, Disrupt Tech Talk: Embracing AI for Cyber Defense
Nicole Eagan, CEO, Darktrace, interviewed by Joel Manfredo, CIO, Motion Picture Industry Pension & Health Plans
AI is sometimes spoken about like something that will, in the future, secure networks. However, AI cyber security is already deployed by numerous companies to detect and fight back against increasingly advanced, fast-moving, and stealthy threats. At the same time, attackers are developing malicious AI, which will be almost impossible to detect. Companies that fail to deploy AI today may find themselves unable to detect the threats of tomorrow.
|9:50 AM - 10:20 AM
Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners
|10:20 AM - 11:00 AM||
EXECUTIVE KEYNOTE: The Four Letter Words of Digital Transformation
Ed Soo Hoo, Data Center Evangelist, Lenovo
Digital transformation is critical today for companies to survive, thrive and innovate. The combination of the perfect storms driving the consumer driven Applications Economy are forcing foundational changes in how IT leadership approaches their business units and their Dev/Ops/Sec/QA teams. Ed Soo Hoo will share how he uses four letter words to identify and drive the transformation changes and tipping points using Lenovo and Intel solutions to help IT leaders engage, empower and enable their communities of developers/IT Ops to be more agile in delivering software faster - which link them more closely to their customers, make their teams more efficient, and better leverage their suppliers and key business partners.
|11:00 AM - 11:30 AM||
Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners
11:30 AM - 12:10 PM
EXECUTIVE PANEL: New Technologies - Fueling Big Opportunities and a Competitive Edge
David Lee, VP Product Platform, RingCentral
Steve Phillpott, CIO, Western Digital Corporation
Colin Ristig, Senior Product Manager, Alteryx
Bill Titler, Regional Director, Magenic
Kaladhar Voruganti, VP of Technology Innovation and Senior Fellow, Equinix
Moderator: Joel Manfredo, CIO, Motion Picture Industry Pension & Health Plans
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.
|12:10 PM - 1:10 PM||
So Cal SIM News - Keith Golden, Chairman So Cal SIM and CIO, Econolite Group, Inc.
1:10 PM - 1:40 PM
EXECUTIVE PANEL: Beyond Leadership – What Makes a Technology Executive Successful
Scott Cadwalader, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Diligent Partners
Bob Concannon, Senior Client Partner, CIO/IT Officers Practice, Korn Ferry
Michael Piacente, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Hitch Partners
George Sheth, MBA, FHIMSS, Managing Partner, Diligent Partners
Moderator: Margot Sharapova, VP IT Quality & Operations, OptumRx, UnitedHealth Group
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.
|1:40 PM - 2:20 PM||
EXECUTIVE KEYNOTE: Welcome to the Age of the Cloud Worker
Andrew Luong, Enterprise Deployment Engineer, 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.
2:20 PM - 2:50 PM
Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners
|2:50 PM - 3:50 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.
3:50 PM - 4:10 PM
Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners
4:10 PM - 4:50 PM
EXECUTIVE PANEL: Scaling the 7 C’s: Customer Centricity from the Inside Out
Barry Libenson, Global CIO, Experian
Tom Peck, EVP & Chief Information and Digital Officer, Ingram Micro
Steve Phillips, CIO, Alorica
Ken Venner, Former CIO, SpaceX
Moderator: Dan Roberts, President and CEO, Ouellette & Associates
Virgin entrepreneur Richard Branson builds his iconic customer-centric companies with an “employees first, customers second, shareholders third mindset.” At a time when words like “disruption,” “transformation,” “automation,” and “modernization” grab the headlines, this highly engaging session will highlight the secret sauce that seasons a business-impacting, customer-centric culture from the inside out. This panel of top-tier technology executives will showcase innovative leaders and companies that are winning the talent war with a high “TQ” and differentiated workforce strategy.
4:50 PM - 5:30 PM
Wrap-up, Raffle Prizes and Executive Networking Reception
Darktrace is the world’s leading cyber AI company and the creator of Autonomous Response technology. Its self-learning AI is modeled on the human immune system and used by over 3,500 organizations to protect against threats to the cloud, email, IoT, networks and industrial systems. The company has over 1,200 employees and headquarters in San Francisco and Cambridge, UK. Every 3 seconds, Darktrace AI fights back against a cyber-threat, preventing it from causing damage.https://www.darktrace.com/
Google Chrome Enterprise delivers a future-proof OS that makes it simple to work smart and keep your business safe. Chrome OS provides a secure entry point to the cloud, with comprehensive security protections from boot-up to shutdown. Continual enhancements provide the latest functionality without interrupting workflow. Low-touch maintenance, a seamless user experience, and enhanced productivity mean lower costs, less risk, and better results. Chrome is an enterprise-level browser with built-in security and user policies, it keeps your employees efficiency across any device or location.https://cloud.google.com/chrome-enterprise/
Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a US$50 billion Fortune Global 500 company, with 57,000 employees and operating in 180 markets around the world. Focused on a bold vision to deliver smarter technology for all, we are developing world-changing technologies that create a more inclusive, trustworthy and sustainable digital society. By designing, engineering and building the world’s most complete portfolio of smart devices and infrastructure, we are also leading an Intelligent Transformation – to create better experiences and opportunities for millions of customers around the world. To find out more visit https://www.lenovo.com, follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Weibo and read about the latest news via our StoryHub.http://www.lenovo.com/
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) connects the world’s leading businesses to their customers, employees and partners inside the most interconnected data centers. Equinix houses over 1,800+ network service providers; 2,900+ cloud service providers; 750+ content/digital media providers; and over 2,980+ enterprises – creating a global interconnection platform that physically and virtually interconnects its 200 data centers globally. Equinix enables customers to reach everywhere, interconnect everyone, and integrate everything, using an on-demand, dynamic, and scalable Interconnection Orientated Architecture ™. When customers choose Equinix as their digital business partner, the roadmap is simple: build here, and go anywhere.http://www.equinix.com/
Jama Software brings innovative analytics, solutions and insights to companies creating complex products and mission-critical software systems. With expanded product and service capabilities, the Jama Product Development Platform empowers large enterprises to accelerate development time, mitigate risk, slash complexity and verify regulatory compliance. Representing the forefront of modern development, its rapidly growing customer base of more than 600 organizations — including SpaceX, NASA, Thales and Caterpillar — use Jama Software to streamline processes and bring complex products to market. Through Predictive Product Development, Jama equips its customers to make the most of their revenue potential and achieve ongoing competitive advantages.https://www.jamasoftware.com/
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/
RingCentral, Inc. is a leading provider of global enterprise cloud communications and collaboration solutions. More flexible and cost-effective than legacy on-premises systems, RingCentral empowers today’s mobile and distributed workforce to communicate, collaborate, and connect from anywhere, on any device. RingCentral unifies voice, video, team messaging and collaboration, conferencing, online meetings, and integrated contact center solutions. RingCentral’s open platform integrates with leading business apps and enables customers to easily customize business workflows. RingCentral is headquartered in Belmont, California, and has offices around the world.https://www.ringcentral.com/
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/
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.
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/
Neudesic is the trusted technology partner in business innovation, delivering impactful business results to clients through digital modernization and evolution. Our consultants bring business and technology expertise together, offering a wide range of cloud and data-driven solutions, including: custom application development, comprehensive managed services, and business software products. Founded in 2002, Neudesic is a privately held company headquartered in Irvine, California, and is celebrating its 15th Anniversary in 2017.https://www.neudesic.com
With a legacy of over 26 years, Nth Generation provides cutting edge, consultative IT services, encompassing a suite of IT solutions. Whether your focus is hybrid IT, security, compliance, intelligent edge analytics, transformative solutions or an array of technologies, Nth is a trusted industry advisor. We offer the distinction of tenured experts, including account managers and project managers, solution architects and certified solution engineers. The Nth team – partnered with an expanding array of innovative, renowned manufacturers – collaborates with your IT team, to ensure you achieve the most appropriate, proven, innovative methodology and IT infrastructure.
Pure Storage helps customers build a better world with data. The Pure Storage Data Platform, powered by all-flash storage, offers a simpler, more effective, and more flexible solution for cloud infrastructure and data-rich applications like artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data analytics. With Satmetrix-certified NPS performance in the top 1% of B2B companies, Pure has an ever-expanding range of customers who are some of the happiest in the world.https://www.purestorage.com
Rubrik delivers a single software platform to manage and protect data in the cloud, at the edge, and on-premises. Enterprises choose Rubrik’s Cloud Data Management software to simplify backup and recovery, accelerate cloud adoption, and enable automation at scale. As organizations of all sizes adopt cloud-first policies, they rely on Rubrik’s Polaris SaaS platform to unify data for security, governance, and compliance.https://www.rubrik.com/
Across the globe, Singtel is focused on delivering innovative and relevant information communication technology enterprise solutions that give businesses the winning edge in a constantly evolving landscape. We provide Network Services, Cyber Security Services, Data Centre and Cloud Hosting Services to enable a seamless experience for your corporation. Coupled with a robust global network IT infrastructure, managed services, and a team of professionals with deep local and regional knowledge, you can focus on growing in Asia faster and more cost-effectively.https://www.singtel.com/business/singtel-global-services
SoftwareONE - When it comes to your software investments, SoftwareONE can help understand what you own, use and most importantly your entitlement rights. We can help you migrate, adopt and support the technology to improve productivity, and if you need to purchase it, then we have the experts to provide a myriad of different commercial options to help reduce year over year spend. Finally, we wrap it all up with an innovative platform that provides the ability to procure, manage and analyze all of your on-premise and cloud commitments. Privately owned since 1985, SoftwareONE has over 3000 full-time consultants, working out of 84 wholly owned subsidiaries around the world. We started with a passion for helping customers make the most of their investments in IT, and it remains our entire focus to this day. || Snow Software - As organizations increase their investments in cloud services, CIO's lack the analytical solutions necessary to align IT to business goals, including Digital Transformation initiatives. A lack of insight into rapidly increasing SaaS and IaaS consumption makes them less able to partner with business units and assume their role as influencer overall technology usage and spend. Snow's deep analytical capabilities provides insight into technology usage across on-premise, cloud and mobile, including business unit IT, enabling IT leaders to support organizational business goals while efficiently allocating technology budgets. IT, Business and the cloud in perfect alignment with Snow Software.
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
The best customer experiences are built with Zendesk. Zendesk’s powerful and flexible customer service and engagement platform scales to meet the needs of any business, from startups and small businesses to growth companies and enterprises. Zendesk serves businesses across a multitude of industries, with more than 100,000 paid customer accounts offering service and support in more than 30 languages. Headquartered in San Francisco, Zendesk operates worldwide with 15 offices in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and South America.https://www.zendesk.com/
AutonomIQ is a cloud platform that enables product and IT teams to autonomously test, release and deploy software, thereby increasing velocity of software releases without compromising quality. With pre-built integrations to common web applications and SaaS providers, customers can instantly create test cases, generate test scripts and test data, and execute tests. Using deep-learning and AI algorithms, AutonomIQ detects changes, enables self-healing for test assets and provides advanced diagnostics. In real world situations, AutonomIQ has been shown to provide over ~50% improvement in speed and quality compared to existing tools and techniques.www.autonomiq.io
Delphix’s mission is to empower businesses to accelerate innovation through data. In a world where every company is becoming a data company, the Delphix Dynamic Data Platform gives teams self-service access to secure, personal data environments to fuel application development, analytics, and AI while also minimizing data risk.www.delphix.com
Aisera is the industry’s first proactive, personalized, and predictive AI Service Management (AISM) solution that is purpose-built to automate tasks and actions for IT, HR, Facilities, and Customer Service. Aisera's next-generation AI Service Desk works with existing service desk solutions to deliver an end-to-end AI Service Experience for employees and customers. The AI Service Desk automates and resolves more than 50 percent of tasks, requests, and workflows to deliver self-service to users.https://www.aisera.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 Southern California Chapter of the Society for Information Management (SCSIM) is a chapter within the Society for Information Management (SIM), a prestigious professional association of executives, academics, and consultants in the information management field. Chapters of SIM are geographically based. SCSIM represents Southern California and is one of approximately 30 chapters of SIM worldwide. SCSIM conducts a number of important services for its members, including coordinating with SIM International regarding worldwide issues of vital interest to all SIM members, and offering local Southern California focused services to SCSIM members such as quarterly events hosted in Southern California, CIO roundtable's, new member orientation, member directory, community service activities, and so on.https://chapter.simnet.org/southerncalifornia/home
WITI (Women in Technology International) is committed to empowering innovators, inspiring future generations and building inclusive cultures, worldwide. WITI is redefining the way women and men collaborate to drive innovation and business growth and is helping corporate partners create and foster gender inclusive cultures. A leading authority of women in technology and business, WITI has been advocating and recognizing women's contributions in the industry for more than 30 years. The organization delivers leading edge programs and platforms for individuals and companies -- designed to empower professionals, boost competitiveness and cultivate partnerships, globally. WITI's ecosystem includes more than three million professionals, 60 networks and 300 partners, worldwide. To learn more, please visit witi.com.https://witi.com/
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