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2018 San Diego Technology Executive Leadership Summit

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Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine, San Diego, CA


Reimagine, Reinvent:  Building a Customer-Centric Organization In Highly Disruptive Times

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 technology executive 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 San Diego Technology Executive Leadership Summit.


  • Scott Cadwalader
    Co-Founder & Managing Partner
    Diligent Partners

    Scott is co-founder and Managing Partner of Diligent Partners, LLC, a retained executive search firm based in Long Beach, California. 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. 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 and previously served as Gartner’s National Accounts Manager for Southern California. 

    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), now the largest IT leadership association in California. Since 2010, he also has been a frequent presenter/panelist at over two dozen 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.

  • Bob Concannon
    Senior Client Partner, CIO/IT Officers Practice
    Korn Ferry

    Bob Concannon is a Senior Client Partner within the San Francisco office of Korn Ferry. He is a member of the Firm’s Global Technology Market. Mr. Concannon brings to Korn/Ferry over 10 years of technology executive search experience, leading numerous CIO and CTO searches across industries. He also serves on Korn/Ferry's Information Technology Officers Center of Expertise. Furthermore, Mr. Concannon leads 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 look to his expertise around helping Internet startups migrate to the next executive level as they receive their post Series B and C funding rounds.

    Prior to his current position, 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.

  • Macy Dennis
    Chief Security Officer
    Evotek

  • Moudy Elbayadi
    EVP Technology
    Wag Labs Inc.

  • Emilio Escobar
    Head of Information Security
    Hulu

    Emilio Escobar is the Director of Information Security at Hulu. In this position, Emilio is responsible for all security-related decisions and investments across the company. Emilio leads the teams responsible for the security of Hulu’s infrastructure, product, as well as team dedicated to to security incident response. Prior to joining Hulu, Emilio ran the application security program for the PlayStation Network and also was the main person ensuring that all aspects of security was interacting with the rest of the business. Emilio also has a background with the NSA where he held several software engineering and engineering management positions related to security products and operations.

     

    Emilio holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and is an active member of the security community and leads the development efforts for one of the most popular open source security tool.

  • Carol Fawcett
    Corporate VP & CIO
    Golden State Foods

     

  • Ryan Fay
    Global CIO
    ACI Specialty Benefits

    Ryan Fay leads ACI Specialty Benefits global business and technology strategy across 170 countries in over 180 languages via multidisciplinary technology teams radically disrupting the corporate benefits experience. A Keynote speaker and recognized Technology Evangelist specializing in the development, implementation, and delivery of global technology solutions. Ryan has a demonstrated ability delivering value at all stages of business and a proven ability designing, building and supporting 24/7/365 highly scalable global technology environments via multi-specialty international technology teams.

  • Todd Friedman
    CISO
    ResMed

    Todd Friedman was recently named CISO for ResMed, a global company that manufactures and distributes medical equipment and solutions for diagnosing, treating and, managing sleep-disordered breathing and other respiratory conditions.

    Todd is a versatile leader with more than twenty years’ experience in information risk and security management. His career has spanned the healthcare, toy, entertainment and insurance industries, during which Todd led numerous functions, including infrastructure planning and management, systems integration, PMO, project management, governance, compliance, strategic planning, and for the past decade, information risk and security management. Prior to joining ResMed in early 2015, Todd was the CISO of Mattel, and prior to that the SVP and CISO of Universal Music Group, the world largest music company.

    A native of Los Angeles, he holds an MBA from UCLA and a B.A. from UCSD.

  • Mary Gendron
    SVP & CIO
    Qualcomm

    Mary Gendron is senior vice president and chief information officer for Qualcomm Incorporated. In this role, Gendron will lead Qualcomm’s global IT organization, driving operational excellence within the IT function and across the enterprise, as well as collaborating with the executive and business unit leadership teams to ensure Qualcomm continues to incorporate forward-looking technology solutions into the business, products, and strategies to achieve Company business goals. Prior to joining Qualcomm, Gendron served as senior vice president and chief information officer at Hospira, a leading global pharmaceutical and medical device company. Gendron brings more than 25 years of IT experience to the role, with expertise in developing and executing IT and talent-focused strategies, services and plans. She has led complex global organizations, driving proactive business strategies required to develop differentiation and has consistently generated customer, shareholder and employee value. Prior to working at Hospira, Gendron served as CIO at Celestica International, Inc., and served in other senior IT leadership positions at companies like The Nielsen Company, Motorola and Bell Canada Gendron holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from McGill University in Canada.  

  • John Iannarelli
    Former FBI Special Agent and Senior Executive Advisor
    FBI

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

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

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

  • Johnson Lai
    Chief Information Officer
    NuVasive

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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.

     

     

  • Tony Olzak
    VP of Security
    Trace3

    Tony Olzak is a leading visionary in applying technology to business problems and initiatives. He is a sought-after speaker, co-author of multiple industry certification books, and brings over 19 years of industry experience leading consulting, engineering and development teams. Mr. Olzak joined Trace3 in June of 2016 as Vice President of Security, with a mission to build a world-class, cyber security business unit focused on emerging tech, analytics, and transformative security operations and architecture.

    His innovative approach to technology and go-to-market plans have driven dramatic turnarounds at startups, record growth in developing and established business units, and accumulated multiple industry awards. Tony Olzak maintains CISSP and CCIE# 6689 certifications, writes and records music in his spare time and is a classically trained musician.

  • 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.

     

     

     

  • Dan Roberts
    President & CEO
    Ouellette & Associates

  • George Sheth MBA, FHIMSS
    Managing Partner
    Diligent Partners

    George is co-founder and Managing Partner of Diligent Partners, LLC. Previously, he was Executive Director and Healthcare Practice Leader at another retained executive search firm based in Southern California. Before that, he was a Strategy Consulting Principal focused on health plan IT strategy consulting within Kaiser Permanente's Information Technology division. Since the early 1980s, he has worked in managed care, provider practice management, new venture/product development, and information technology as a strategic management and business process consultant, project manager, and operations manager. Prior to Kaiser Permanente, Mr. Sheth held executive management roles in the national healthcare consulting practices of Capgemini (now Accenture) and IBM / PricewaterhouseCoopers.

    Mr. Sheth started his career in operational management roles at Health Net and Maxicare Health Plans. His areas of expertise include strategic business planning and development and business process redesign; new venture and product development; as well as core managed care and provider practice management software selection, implementation, and project management. George has been a leader in the application of technology to solve health plan strategic and operational issues and specializes in managed care claims processing, health plan marketing and product development, and e-Health strategy and implementation.

    As a volunteer leader many times over, Mr. Sheth is on the HIMSS Southern California Chapter Board (completed his one-year term as President 6/30/09), the University of Southern California (USC) Asian Pacific Alumni Association (President: 2006-2007), the USC Marshall Alumni Association National Board, and the USC Marshall Partners Board.

    George has a B.A. degree from Occidental College and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Southern California with an M.B.A. in International Business.

  • Scott Skellenger
    CTO
    NAVICAN

    Scott brings more than 19 years in senior information technology leadership roles in the health and life sciences industry. He leads all enterprise and commercial IT functions, as well as all company operations for Navican Genomics, an Intermountain Healthcare Company. As the first employee at Navican, Scott has led the ground up buildout of all company services scaling to 50+ employees, as well as leading the buildout of Navican’s Next Generation Sequencing(NGS) laboratory and team in Salt Lake City, Utah from shell site identification through CLIA/CAP accreditation in 11 months. Additionally, Scott has ownership of the commercial data and technology services strategy focused on developing the Navican IP portfolio, ecosystem of partnerships, technology acquisition and in-house development.

    Prior to joining Navican, Scott served as the Vice-President of Technology Product Development at Human Longevity Inc.(HLI), where he led the technical development of HLI’s genomic reports and application products, as well as the development and operations of the HLI clinical systems infrastructure in the Health Nucleus. Prior to HLI, Scott served as the CIO at RainTree Oncology, where he led the development and delivery of OncoExplorer, a novel clinical oncology longitudinal data platform, serving both oncology care and pharmaceutical industry data and analytics needs.

    Previously, Scott led the global IS function at Illumina between 2008 and 2013. While at Illumina, Scott also led the development of IlluminaCompute, providing key vision and leadership in the development of commercial informatics solutions aimed at simplifying the computational needs of production scale genomic sequencing.

    Prior to Illumina, Scott spent 9 years at Amgen a variety of technical and leadership positions in information services ranging from M&A integration to infrastructure operations to strategic planning and architecture.

    Scott earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Information Systems and Master’s Degree in Business Administration from California Lutheran University.

     

  • Ken Venner
    Former CIO
    Space Exploration Technologies

    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.

  • Jane Wiltshire
    Senior Director, Business Technology
    Pfizer, Inc

    Jane Wiltshire is a Senior Director in Business Technology at Pfizer, a global pharmaceutical company grounded in the belief that all people deserve to live healthy lives with access to medicines which are safe, effective and affordable. Jane leads the corporation's Collaboration Center of Excellence (CCoE), focused on empowering people to work #bettertogether to progress business outcomes and power patient health through a seamless collaboration experience.

    With over 20 years of experience in Pharma and Information Technology, Jane has developed specialties in collaboration, content management, infrastructure and IT mergers and acquisitions, and infrastructure. During her tenure leading Mergers & Acquisitions IT, Jane and her team lead the technology elements of over $160 billion worth of Pfizer’s Business Development transactions.

    Jane is engaged in leadership development at all levels. She’s an active mentor, coach and protege. She’s is dedicated to developing future leaders at Pfizer through her leadership of the Business Technology Foundations program which fosters early interest in STEM fields in local schools and the hiring of entry-level talent to ensure a pipeline of gifted technologists for the organization. Outside of Pfizer, Jane is a facilitator for the Society of Information Management (SIM) Regional Leadership Forum (RLF), a program focused on unlocking the full potential in leaders by helping them uncover their authentic leadership style.

    Jane holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from University of California, San Diego. Born in England and raised in Southern California, she now lives in Mystic, CT with her husband and two teenage daughters.

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November 14, 2018, 7:30 AM-5:30 PM
Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine


7:30 AM - 8:30 AM        

Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking


8:30 AM - 8:50 AM  

Welcome and Introduction

Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy


8:50 AM - 9:20 AM

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW:  Mary Gendron, SVP & CIO, Qualcomm

Interviewer:  Dan Roberts, President & CEO, Ouellette & Associates

For more than 30 years, Qualcomm has been inventing breakthrough technologies that have transformed how the world connects, computes and communicates. Key to Qualcomm’s growth and success has been the ability to maintain a culture of innovation, which extends beyond engineering to other disciplines across the company. During their conversation, Qualcomm CIO Mary Gendron will share insights on how the Company sustains this culture, and her approach to inspiring and motivating her teams.


9:20 AM - 10:00 AM

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

Moudy Elbayadi, EVP Technology, Wag Labs Inc.

Scott Skellenger, CTO, NAVICAN

TBD: Datalink

TBD: Rimini Street

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.


10:00 AM - 10:30 AM  

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


10:30 AM - 11:10 AM 

EXECUTIVE KEYNOTE: Being Confirmed


11:10 AM - 11:40 AM Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


11:40 AM - 12:10 PM 

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

Scott Cadwalader, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Diligent Partners

Bob Concannon, Senior Client Partner, CIO/IT Officers Practice, Korn Ferry

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

George Sheth MBA, FHIMSS, Managing Partner, Diligent Partners

Moderator: Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy

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


12:10 PM - 1:10 PM  

Luncheon         


 1:10 PM - 1:30 PM

SIM San Diego News

Presentation of the SIM San Diego Scholarship Awards

Contributing to the growth of the local IT community has always been an important part of SIM San Diego’s mission. An important tactic to achieve that growth is to encourage students at our local Universities to consider a career in Information Technology. Two key parts of that effort were to invite students to our events (let them see technology executives in action) and to award yearly scholarships to students that show promise in becoming our technology executives of the future. This year SIM San Diego is going to award a minimum of $25,000.


1:30 PM - 2:30 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.

  1. AI and Machine Learning (SESSION LEAD:  Steve Phillpott, CIO, Western Digital Corporation)
  2. Cloud (SESSION LEAD:  ServiceNow)
  3. Blockchain (SESSION LEAD:  Ryan Fay, Global CIO, SCI Specialty Benefits)
  4. Career and Leadership (SESSION LEAD:  Tony Leng, Managing Director, Diversified Search)
  5. Digital Disruption (SESSION LEAD:  Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy)

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


3:00 PM - 3:40 PM

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Balancing Agility, Innovation, and Security

Macy Dennis, CSO, Evotek

Emilio Escobar, Head of Information Security, Hulu

Todd Friedman, CISO, ResMed

Tony Olzak, VP of Security, Trace3

 Moderator:John Iannarelli, Former FBI Special Agent and Senior Executive Advisory, FBI

Competitive advantage requires agility and innovation. At the same time data, assets, intellectual capital must be protected. This panel will focus on how to foster innovation and leverage security as a competitive advantage, providing strategies that can be quickly implemented to achieve the overall goal of secure innovation.


3:40 PM - 4:00 PM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


4:00 PM - 4:40 PM

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Scaling the 7 C’s: Customer Centricity from the Inside Out

Carol Fawcett, Corporate VP & CIO, Golden State Foods

Johnson Lai, CIO, NuVasive

Ken Venner, Former CIO, SpaceX

Jane Wiltshire, Senior Director, Business Technology, Pfizer

Moderator: Dan Roberts, President & 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.


4:40 PM - 5:30 PM

Summit Wrap-up, Raffle Prizes and Executive Networking Reception



Platinum Partners

  • Datalink, a division of Insight

    Datalink is an IT services provider that helps organizations transform technology, operations and service delivery to meet business challenges. Clients rely on us for an unbiased evaluation of solution options, a full lifecycle of services, and a comprehensive approach to deliver positive business outcomes across cloud, IT transformation, next generation technology, and security.

    https://www.datalink.com
  • Rimini Street

    Rimini Street (Nasdaq: RMNI) is the global leader in providing third-party enterprise software support services to more than 1,450 active clients. We enable licensees of Oracle, SAP, IBM, Microsoft and other enterprise software to enjoy ultra-responsive support, save up to 90 percent on total support costs and free up funds to drive innovation

    https://www.riministreet.com/
  • ServiceNow

    ServiceNow makes work, work better for people. Our cloud-based platform and products streamline and simplify how work gets done.

    https://www.servicenow.com/
  • Trace3

    As a Transformative IT Authority, Trace3 is the premier provider of IT solutions. We integrate IT products and services with insightful consultation in order to provide total transformation for both executives and organizations. Our elite engineers implement tomorrow’s systems and hardware to solve today’s most pressing IT problems, standing shoulder-to-shoulder with our clients to protect and serve their interests. We pride ourselves on our boutique-style approach to customer service. Our consultants, engineers, and executive team immerse themselves in each client's unique culture in order to better understand their individual needs. From big data intelligence and cloud services to organizational health, we create customized solutions to address all aspects of a client's infrastructure. As part of our mission of organizational empowerment, we seek to inspire CIOs and other executives through our VC briefings: We expose a select group to the technologies of the future, which we have exclusive access to through our Silicon Valley connections. These executives can then return to their organizations with the tools they need to become leaders and innovators for their industries.

    http://trace3.com

Gold Partners

  • Exagrid & Zerto

    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.

  • Nth Generation

    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

    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

Supporting Partners

  • Workday, Inc.

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

    https://www.workday.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

Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine

3777 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA

Room rate is $259/night. This rate expires on October 14, 2018.

To book a room, please call 1-858-552-1234 and mention the HMG Strategy Room Block. 

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

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

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

- OR - 

  • Full time academicians

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

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

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

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



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