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2019 Phoenix CIO Executive Leadership Summit

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Future State 2025 - Driving the Digital Roadmap to a Customer-Centric Enterprise

As companies strive to better meet the needs and expectations of its customers, CIOs and technology executives play a critical role in identifying how advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence, Big Data, analytics, the Internet of Things, blockchain and cloud computing can be leveraged to enhance the customer experience, craft customer-focused business models and  gain a competitive edge.

The innovative mindset and courageous leadership required to partner with the C-suite and board of directors to transform the business will be the focal point of the 2019 Phoenix CIO Executive Leadership Summit.


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

    • Renee Arrington offers clients over 20 years’ experience in retained executive search. She excels in recruiting senior executive talent for Fortune 500 companies, private-equity-backed businesses and not-for-profit organizations. She is a member of the Pearson Partners board of directors and leads the firm’s Fort Worth office and CIO and IT leadership practice with clients in technology, retail, financial services, business services, distribution and R&D. Renee conducts searches for board members, presidents and executive directors among other senior leadership positions.
    • Renee was named one of the top 40 Gatekeepers to the C-Suite by Hunt Scanlon Media, a search industry analyst. She is an active member of IIC Partners and the Association for Executive Search Consultants (AESC).
    • Renee is attentive to diversity and believes a well-run search can deliver market insight. Renee appreciates the value of using assessment instruments as part of the search.Prior to joining Pearson Partners in 2006, Renee was a vice president in the technology practice of a global retained search firm, and was previously a shareholder and partner in the technology practice of another global firm.
    • In addition to serving on Pearson Partners’ board of directors, Renee serves on the board of directors of IIC Partners, one of the world’s top 10 executive search organizations, with 50 offices in 35 countries (Pearson Partners is a member of IIC Partners). Additionally, she serves on the boards of directors of the Dallas/Fort Worth chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM), the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) North Texas Chapter and the Foundation for the Young Women’s Leadership Academy in Fort Worth, where she serves as chairman of the board. She is an executive committee member of Dallas Executive Women’s Roundtable (EWR) and a member of Fort Worth’s Women Steering Business (WSB). Renee has previously served on the board of North Texas Public Broadcasting (NPR Affiliate) and was board chairman of the YWCA of both Fort Worth and Tarrant Counties and the Fort Worth Westside YMCA.
    • Renee was honored with the Association of Executive Search & Leadership Consultants’ prestigious Commitment to the Community Award in 2018, recognizing her excellence in executive search and leadership consulting together with her strong commitment to community service and volunteerism toward charitable causes. She has been selected as a 2018 C-Suite Award Winner by the Fort Worth Business Press for her business leadership as well as the civic and social contributions she has made to the community of Fort Worth and its organizations.
    • Renee is a frequent speaker at the HMG Strategy CIO Summits around the country, and is a prolific business writer, having written a monthly column for CIO Decisions magazine and been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, CareerJournal.com, IT World, Network World and Business Process Outsourcing: The Competitive Advantage (Wiley 2005). She was honored among the finalists in D CEO’s 2016 CIO/CTO Awards in the Technology Advocate category.
    • Renee earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from Trinity University and studied at Parsons School of Design in Paris. She and her husband, Michael, live in Fort Worth.

  • Justin Burleigh
    Chief Product Officer
    Ticketmaster

  • Barbara Cooper
    Former CIO - Retired
    Toyota Motor North America

    A highly successful and industry recognized corporate career spanning four decades and crossing five industries: retail, financial services, municipal government, logistics/distribution and automotive. An innovator and risk-taker known for her passion for business alignment, organizational strategy, optimizing and developing exceptional IT talent.

    She became the first female Vice President in the technology function at American Express and led the company globally into the personal computing and networking generation, connecting travel offices and operating centers around the world together for the first time. Her reputation as an innovator and risk taker built from there as she took on her first CIO role at Maricopa County, Arizona, the fourth largest in the US. She was appointed acting County Manager during a serious and widely publicized financial crisis in 1994. Established a turnaround strategy that avoided bankruptcy and established a viable budget and funding model leading to financial stability. 

    Her reputation as a successful turnaround and transformational leader established, she started being recruited for even more challenging CIO roles. She was recruited by Toyota having spent a short fourteen months as the CIO for MicroAge to transform an IT function that not keeping pace with the dramatic growth of the business in North America. As Group VP and CIO of Toyota, she was responsible for modernizing the company’s technology and governance practices. 

    She established her own business in 2013 specializing in Executive Coaching for CIO’s and senior IT management in addition to consulting for IT organizations in transition. She serves as a coach for the CIO Executive Council’s Pathways Program as well as coaching clients directly in both private and public sector IT as part of her consulting company.

  • Tim Crawford
    CIO Strategic Advisor
    AVOA

  • Don Devine
    Sr. Director, World Wide Information Security & Compliance
    Aspect Software

  • Mark Goldstein
    President
    International Research Center

    Mark Goldstein is President of International Research Center and a technophile and technology visionary, activist, advisor, and entrepreneur with extensive experience and connections throughout myriad technology sectors. He has provided consulting, custom research, and strategic support for business, legal, and public policy clients across a variety of technology disciplines and arenas since 1992 following an engineering management career. He is involved with a number of policy, economic development, professional, and trade groups, and a frequent speaker and trainer.

  • Lev Gonick
    CIO
    Arizona State University

    Lev Gonick is an educator, technologist, and smart city architect. He has been teaching, working, and living on the Net for more than 25 years.

    On November 1, Lev became the Chief Information Officer at Arizona State University. He will lead the ASU University Technology Office that provides technology services to all students, faculty, and staff.  He is also cofounder of DigitalC, previously OneCommunity, the award-winning non-profit organization enabling and celebrating innovation, collaboration, and productivity through next-generation broadband networks, big open data solutions, and IoT for public benefit.

    Lev was CIO at Case Western Reserve University from 2001-2013. He and his colleagues were internationally recognized for technology innovations in community engagement, learning spaces, next-generation network projects, and organizational development. Lev's innovations, including the Case Connection Zone, catalyzed national projects such as US Ignite and Gig.U.

    Inside Business Magazine named Lev one of their Power 100 in 2015. In 2011, Government Technology awarded Lev one of their "Top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers in Public-Sector Innovation." In the same year, Crain's Business Cleveland named Gonick one its "10 Difference Makers" in Northeast Ohio, and Broadband Properties honored him with their Cornerstone Award for "using fiber to build an inclusive society and empower individuals." In 2010, he received recognition as "Visionary of the Year" from NATOA. Lev has been recognized by ComputerWorld as a Premier 100 IT leader and honored by CIO magazine with a CIO 100 Award.

    A frequent invited speaker and consultant on Smart Cities, Lev currently serves on the Boards of Monarch Teaching Technologies (software for special needs children), DecisionDesk, Groundworks Dance Theater, Jewish Family Services, and Cleveland Independents (Restaurants).

    Specialties: Smart City Solutions, Smart City Architecture, The Future of Education, Broadband, Social Networking and Network Economy, Fiber to the Home, Innovation and Technology, Smart and Connected Communities, Internet of Things, Programmable City, City as an Operating System, Political Economy and Information Technology

  • Frank Grimmelman
    President & CEO/Intelligence Liaison Officer
    Arizona Cyber Threat Response Alliance

    Mr. Frank J. Grimmelmann is President & CEO/Intelligence Liaison Officer for the Arizona Cyber Threat Response Alliance (ACTRA), a non-profit entity that is closely affiliated with the FBI’s AZ InfraGard Program. ACTRA’s focus is to enable its private and public sector member organizations to respond to the escalating national cyber threat, and to leverage InfraGard’s vast private sector volunteer membership as a force multiplier in protecting our nation’s critical infrastructure and national security. Mr. Grimmelmann serves as the Co-Chair (together with Arizona’s Chief Information Security Officer) for the Arizona Cybersecurity Team (‘ACT’), created through the Governor’s Executive Order signed 3/1/18. He also serves as a Member of the National Leadership Group for the Information Sharing & Analysis Organization Standards Organization (‘ISAO SO’) at the University of Texas San Antonio (UTSA), created under the President’s Executive Order 13691. As the leader of ACTRA, Mr. Grimmelmann represents the private sector in the Arizona Counter terrorism Information Center (ACTIC) and serves as the first private sector representative on its Executive Board. He also acts as the private sector liaison to the FBI Cyber Squad and the FBI’s Arizona InfraGard Program. Mr. Grimmelmann served four terms as AZ InfraGard’s President, is presently on numerous
    s academic advisory boards, and chairs the Greater Phoenix Chamber's Cybersecurity Workforce Collaboration Effort. He is also a Phoenix Rotary 100 Member, and actively volunteers his time with several charitable organizations.

     

     

  • Kevin Haskew
    SVP & CIO
    ON Semiconductor

    Kevin Haskew is an innovative and solutions-driven senior executive leader with profound IT subject matter knowledge and over 20 years of global business experience managing international M&A, IPO, private equity, manufacturing-supply chain operations, systems integration, and both IT operations and security for companies valued at over $1 billion. As a turnaround CIO, Kevin is an industry leader in driving change through creative, industry compliant solutions. His strong background in IT provides a deep understanding of how to synergize corporate systems and transform underperforming departments into rapid vehicles for growth.  With extensive international experience in European and Asian markets, Kevin is strongly positioned to work for organizations looking to expand their operations globally or restructure existing departments to focus on value and driven sustainable growth.

    Currently, Kevin serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for ON Semiconductor.  Recruited specifically for his expertise as a turnaround CIO, Kevin has redefined what IT means for the company through initiatives that have unified technology and corporate strategy with systems transformation. 

    Prior to joining ON Semiconductor, Kevin has held several CIO roles and has over 40 years of global industrial experience.

    He obtained his Master of Science in IT and Change Management from Sheffield Hallam University and holds an MBA from Sheffield Business School, as well as a diploma in Management Studies from Derby Polytechnic, and a Higher National Diploma of Mechanical Engineering from Stockport.

    Kevin is a Fellow of the British Computer Society, as well as a Chartered Engineer and IT Professional.

  • Jim Haskin
    SVP & CIO
    Aspect Software

    Jim plays a crucial leadership role optimizing Aspect’s traditional technology assets with the company’s cloud initiatives. His team’s mission is to drive business value by delivering solutions, capabilities, support and operational excellence that deliver business results. Jim is responsible for internal IT as well as our managed services functions. Jim comes to Aspect after serving as Executive Vice President Enterprise CRM Practice at Levementum where he was responsible for building and leading a startup Salesforce.com consulting practice. Prior to that, he served as Senior Vice President of Services at CloudTrigger and worked as a CXO Advisor for Salesforce.com. He has also held senior leadership positions at Websense (WBSN), Acxion (ACXM), Siebel Systems, and Gateway. He began his IT career at Accenture. Jim earned an MBA from University of California, Irvine and Bachelor of Science in information systems from the University of Maryland.

  • Vishwa Hassan
    Director
    USAA

  • 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.

  • Nilesh Joshi
    VP & Head of IT
    Southwest Kidney Institute

    Nilesh Joshi has close to 20 years’ experience with information technology leadership and project management in progressively increasing responsibilities across the healthcare, retail, utilities, business and financial services industries.

    Nilesh is the Vice President of IT at Southwest Kidney Institute and he provides the technology vision and drives innovation to deliver business solutions and improve operational efficiency. He leads the analytics team to provide population health strategies through enhanced data integration capabilities such as data mining and predictive modeling platform. Most recently, Nilesh was the Chief Information Officer of Newtek Business Services Corp. (NASDAQ: NEWT) a provider of business and financial solutions. Prior, Nilesh led the new product launches and strategic initiatives for Cigna Healthcare's Group and Voluntary benefits segment. Before Cigna Healthcare, he established the IT Program Management Office (IT PMO) at Republic Services.  He also spent several years at Wells Fargo and Target Corporation developing and implementing business solutions.

    Nilesh holds an MBA in International Business from W.P. Carey School of Business at the Arizona State University and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering (first class with honors) from University of Mumbai (Bombay), India.  He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and member of the distinguished National Scholars and Honor Society, Society of Information Management (SIM), and Phoenix CIO Roundtable Forum.

  • 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.

  • Mark Morawski
    SVP Software Engineering
    Ticketmaster

  • David Morris
    Founder, Chairman & CEO, HiPER Solutions Group
    The HSG

    David has spent his career researching and empowering leaders to transform their teams, their companies and their careers. His passion is to identify High Impact Performers (HiPERs) and help them reach greater success through a hybrid of technology-driven platforms and experience-based advisory. Recent clients have included E*TRADE, DIRECTV, Subway Restaurants, Western Digital, Wendy’s, ON Semiconductor, CBRE, YPO and many others. Previously, David co-founded Seedling Group, a Boston-based retained executive search firm, serving start-ups, publicly-traded companies, and private equity firms. He also helped launched the San Francisco office as a Director at Corporate Executive Board (now Gartner). David graduated from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

  • 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.

     

     

  • Chris Richardson
    Deputy CIO - IT Development, Mobility, Smart Cities
    Arizona State University

     

  • Dan Roberts
    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.

  • Matthew Rosenquist
    Cybersecurity Strategist
    Intel Corporation

    Matthew Rosenquist joined Intel Corp in 1996 and benefits from 28 diverse years in the fields of cyber, physical, and information security. Mr. Rosenquist specializes in security strategy, measuring value, developing best-practices for cost effective capabilities, and establishing organizations which deliver optimal levels of cybersecurity. As a cybersecurity strategist for the Intel, he identifies risks and opportunities to build organizations that balance risks, costs, and usability factors across hardware, firmware, software, artificial intelligence, and services. Mr. Rosenquist is active in the industry and consults on best-practices and emerging risks to academic, business, and government audiences around the globe. Mr. Rosenquist built and managed Intel’s first global 24x7 Security Operations Center, oversaw several internal platform security products and services, deployed the enterprise intrusion detection program, and was Intel’s first Incident Commander for worldwide IT emergency responses. He has conducted investigations and risk assessments in defense of corporate assets and managed the security playbook for Intel security features landing in the PC architecture. Mr. Rosenquist ran security for Intel’s multi-billion dollar mergers and acquisitions activities and quantitatively justified the improvement strategy protecting Intel’s global manufacturing capability. His development of the Threat Agent Risk Assessment (TARA) methodology to optimize security, has influenced how organizations view and prioritize risks. Currently, he is leading cybersecurity for Intel’s Artificial Intelligence group, with a focus on how AI will transform security, privacy, and safety. Mr. Rosenquist is very active in the industry, speaks at conferences, consults with industry partners, member of multiple advisory boards, and has published acclaimed white papers, blogs, and videos on a wide range of cybersecurity topics. In 2018, he was named one of LinkedIn’s Top Voices for technology. He is very passionate about cybersecurity and strives to blend practical risk mitigation practices, business processes, and technology capabilities to achieve an optimal level of security.

  • Dan Saltich
    CIO
    Shamrock Foods Company

    As Chief Information Officer for Shamrock Foods Company, Dan Saltich provides strategic oversight for all information technology solutions and ensures alignment with business initiatives.

    Dan has over 20 years of experience in the information technology sector. Before joining Shamrock Foods Company in 2016, Dan was the Director of IT for PulteGroup Inc where he was responsible for the application portfolio and strategic roadmap for all information technology disciplines and a team of over 100 associates. He implemented a full financial system upgrade, a custom purchasing application and a dynamic CRM program all while keeping an eye on profitability and cost management.

    Since joining Shamrock, Dan has demonstrated his visionary thinking by spearheading key initiatives that will improve the profitability of the foodservice sales division and enhance customer loyalty. Current strategic priorities for Shamrock include digital transformation of Shamrock’s core systems in a service based architecture, implementation of a cloud BI and analytics platform, as well as migration of core infrastructure to a hybrid cloud platform.

    Because of Dan’s proven track record and extensive IT experience, he is an accomplished speaker and presenter within the industry.

  • Kris Singleton
    SVP & CIO
    International Cruise & Excursions, Inc. (ICE)

    As a 27-year veteran in the technology industry with previous executive positions held at world-renowned hotel organizations including the Cosmopolitan and MGM Mirage, Kris has valuable experience providing enterprise-wide information technology vision and leadership, fostering innovation to enhance member services and operations for world-class private and public companies.

    With her experience in building cutting-edge loyalty, rewards, offer management and CRM systems, Kris has a successful track record defining technology strategies that drive bottom line growth and achieve business goals. Her reputation for implementing transformational changes in a complex technical environment are well known and result in delivering a stable, reliable infrastructure.

  • Diane Smigel
    President
    Palladium IT Advisors

    Palladium IT Advisors, LLC was founded by Diane Smigel, a well respected IT and professional services executive with over 30 years of experience serving the strategic technology needs of mid-market and enterprise clients. Palladium IT Advisors specializes in strategic IT consulting and recruiting for mid-market and enterprise clients. Palladium’s services include IT planning and strategy, software selection, Interim CIO, CIO coaching and advising, and retained search recruiting of senior IT talent. Prior to launching Palladium IT Advisors, Diane was Vice President, Consulting Operations with MSS Technologies and a Partner with Tatum LLC in the Phoenix office. Previously, Diane served as Regional Vice President of the Northeast and Southwest Regions for Cambridge Technology Partners, a highly acclaimed consulting firm that pioneered the fixed-price, fixed-time project delivery model. Diane also held senior technology executive roles in the Financial Services and Insurance industries, and was Vice President, Corporate Information Services with John Hancock Financial Services in Boston MA. Diane holds a BA in Mathematics cum laude from Boston University, and resides in Scottsdale Arizona. Diane is a member of the Arizona Technology Council, the Research Board, and the Society of Information Management.  

  • Dennis Spalding
    CISO
    Insight

  • Tina Thorstenson
    Deputy CIO & CISO
    Arizona State University

    Tina Thorstenson is Deputy CIO for IT Governance, Policy, and Information Security and also continues to serve as Chief Information Security Officer at Arizona State University, a position she assumed in September 2009. Tina has spent the majority of her career implementing, enhancing and securing enterprise administrative systems and technology infrastructure in higher education. She has served Arizona State University in leadership roles in the University Technology Office and the Office of Human Resources since she joined ASU in 2006.  Tina served previously at Northern Arizona University from 1995 through the summer of 2006 where she led a number of teams implementing enterprise software applications. Prior to Northern Arizona University, Tina was an engineer and analyst for Overnite Transportation where she brought some of the earliest mobile devices to the transportation industry.

  • Brian Vaughn
    Managing Director
    World Wide Technology

    Brian brings 20 years of management consulting and entrepreneurial experience to improving the performance of corporate and government entities. He has extensive experience applying advanced analytical methods like machine learning and Artificial Intelligence to clients in healthcare, manufacturing, and mining and minerals. He is currently a Managing Director at World Wide Technology (WWT) where he is responsible for co-leading WWT’s Business and Analytics Advisors group.  His group’s mission is to introduce Artificial Intelligence and other advanced methods into the business processes of customers through technology deployment and custom solution development.  Prior to joining WWT, Brian was a Principal at Opera Solutions, a global leader in Machine Learning. 

    Brian is a scientist by training and has served on the research staff of the California Institute of Technology and the University of Amsterdam. He has an undergraduate degree from Oberlin College and a Ph.D. in Physics from Stanford University.

  • Brett Wahlin
    Chief Security Officer
    Green Dot Corporation

  • Vivek Zakarde
    CIO
    Reliance General Insurance Company Ltd

    I am Vivek Zakarde, an analytics professional with over 16 years of experience in the analytics space. I am primarily being working with large scale enterprise data warehouses helping organizations all over the globe to business value out of their information assets. Responsible for AI, ML and RPA processes in organization.

    I am a veteran of Big Data, having created and led Data Science and Analytics teams in my career. I have a winning formula for building and mentoring such teams who can add value to a business.  I have developed a global reputation in Big Data, implementing powerful solutions through expertise in all aspects of the data pyramid that works well with business strategy and organizational strategy. 

    I have a passion for building and leading high-powered teams to deliver data-driven results improving products, services, and business processes. The established record of contributions I've made to my employers has added greatly to their top-line growth and bottom-line profitability.

    Presently, I am working as Head – Data warehouse, Business Intelligence & Analytics for Reliance General Insurance ltd where driving analytics initiatives.

    As Head Data Analytics, I bring an extensive background focused on the intersection of technology, business and the analytics. I manage the operations of data analytics practice and leads the development and implementation of technology-based solutions that provide value to the firm and my clients. Also uses data analytics tools to facilitate process improvements and efficiencies, and assist in protocols for the secure handling of data. In my capacity, assist with developing strategies for efficient and effective data harvesting, review and production, continuing investments in AI & ML and implementing cost-shifting and cost reduction strategies.

    I have extensive Management Consulting and Corporate Leadership experience in various companies including Fortune 100. I have worked with EXL Services, Wunderman International, WNS & IBM. Global experience with clients like British Gas(UK), Ford Motors(US), Suncorp Bank(Australia), Torm Shipping (Denmark).

    I am Bachelor of Engineering at Delhi college of Engineering, Delhi in India, an MBA (IT).

    I often appear on technology events as speaker.

    CORE COMPETENCIES

    • Data Sciences, Big Data Mining & Analytics, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Text and Data Mining, Image Analytics & SAS
    • Digital Transformation 
    • New Practice Incubation and Growth           
    • Solution Development and Commercialization
    • P&L Management
    • Account and Client Relationship Management
    • Delivery Management
    • Team Development & Management             
    • Training & Mentoring

    Few events listed below where I was appeared as speaker:

    1. Data Governance Summit 2018, Digitization Is Future and Future Is Data. http://datagovernance.in/edition1.html
    2. http://datagovernance.in/speakers.html
    3. https://amsterdam.worldaishow.com/speakers/vivek-zakarde/
    4. https://app.qwoted.com/opportunities/event-world-ai-show-2018-singapore
    5. https://india.worldaishow.com/speakers/
    6. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRE37v3Bu78
    • Appearing in following events in 2019:
    1. The Customer FEST Show: The 12th edition of The Customer FEST Show is scheduled for 5th & 6th February 2019 at Taj Lands End, Mumbai.

    http://www.thecustomerfest.com/Loyalty-Summit/speakers.html

    1. Bancassurance Summit 2019, Scheduled for Tuesday 19th February 2019 at Westin, Mumbai.

    http://www.bancassurancesummit.com/speakers.html

    1. Competitive Intelligence Summit 2019, 22nd February 2019, Mumbai

    http://competitiveintelligence.in/speakers.html

    LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vzakarde

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February 07, 2019, 7:30 AM-6:00 PM
Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas

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

CIO LEGENDS INTERVIEW:  Barbara Cooper, Former CIO, Toyota North America, interviewed by Dan Roberts, President & CEO, Ouellette & Associates


9:20 AM - 9:50 AM

HMG Lead, Innovate, Disrupt Tech Talk: Rimini Street


9:50 AM - 10:20 AM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


10:20 AM - 10:50 AM  

EXECUTIVE KEYNOTE: Lenovo/Nutanix


10:50 AM - 11:20 AM 

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


11:20 AM - 12:00 PM  

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  New Technologies - Gaining an Inside Track on the Competition

Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center

Jim Haskin, SVP & CIO, Aspect Software

Nilesh Joshi
, VP & Head of IT, Southwest Kidney Institute

Chris Richardson, Deputy CIO - IT Development, Mobility and Smart Cities, Arizona State University

Vivek Zakarde, CIO, Reliance General Insurance Company Ltd

Moderator:  Vishwa Hassan, Director,USAA

Rapid technological change represents both threats and opportunities for businesses.  Advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, data analytics and the Internet of Things can enable business leaders to identify and act on emerging customer and market trends and to drive operational efficiencies. This panel of executives will share use cases for advanced technologies that are enabling competitive differentiation and speed to market. 


12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  

Luncheon         

AZ SIM News
AZ Technology Council News
Year Up News


1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

HMG Lead Innovate Disrupt Tech Talk: Ticketmaster Case Study

Justin Burleigh, Chief Product Officer, Ticketmaster

Mark Morawski, SVP of Software Engineering, Ticketmaster

Moderator:  Tim Crawford, CIO Strategic Advisor, AVOA

Most enterprises are challenged with the delicate balance between maintaining legacy technology while engaging new, innovative solutions. The challenges can be overwhelming and often at odds with one another.

Ticketmaster is a 40-year-old company based in Phoenix, AZ. The team at Ticketmaster has found a way to leverage legacy IT resources while engaging newer technology such as Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain.

The leaders from Ticketmaster’s Software Engineering and Product groups will discuss how they embraced the challenge and developed a solution that is catapulting the company.


1:30 PM - 2:00 PM  

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Accelerating Your Career Ascent: Crafting Your Personal Brand as a Talent Magnet

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

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

David Morris, Chairman and CEO, HSG

Diane Smigel, President, Palladium IT Advisors

Moderator: Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy

Forward-thinking technology executives devote the time and energy needed to extend their personal brands via public speaking, media interviews and other forms of professional promotion. Doing so enables technology leaders to power their career progression while positioning themselves to attract coveted IT and digital talent. This panel of top technology search executives will share priceless insights into the steps that top-tier technology executives are taking to trademark themselves, to recruit and retain sought-after talent and to become boardroom ready.  


2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


2:30 PM - 3:10 PM

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  AI’s Emerging Capability and a Global View of the Competitive R&D Landscape

Kevin Haskew, SVP & CIO, ON Semiconductor

Matthew Rosenquist, Cybersecurity Strategist, Intel Corporation

Brian Vaughn, Managing Director, World Wide Technologies

Moderator:  Frank Grimmelmann, President & CEO/Intelligence Liaison Officer, Arizona Cyber Threat Response Alliance

While investors and global market dynamics will ultimately dictate AI’s future, its essential for all of us to take a clear-eyed view of AI’s potential and perils.  This discussion will explore the state of AI today, what we can realistically expect from AI within the next 5 years, and what countries have the strongest position to deliver on the promise.  


3:10 PM - 3:40 PM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


3:40 PM - 4:20 PM 

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Enabling Innovation in the Secure Enterprise

John Iannarelli, Former FBI Special Agent and Senior Executive Advisor

Tina Thorstenson, Deputy CIO & CISO, Arizona State University

Dennis Spalding, CISO, Insight

Brett Wahlin
, Chief Security Officer, Green Dot Corporation

Moderator:  Don Devine, Sr. Director, World Wide Information Security & Compliance, Aspect Software

Securing the enterprise has become more difficult in these unprecedented times of escalating risk. In today’s global cyber theater, enterprise risks are accelerating at an extraordinary rate, including nation-state backed initiatives. This session will deliver straight talk around mitigation strategies and advanced threat protection approaches that are working today while positioning the enterprise for agility and innovation.


4:20 PM - 4:30 PM

Transition Break


4:30 PM - 5:10 PM

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

Max Chan, VP, Global Information Solutions, Avnet

Lev Gonick, CIO, Arizona State University

Dan Saltich, CIO, Shamrock Foods

Kris Singleton, SVP & CIO, International Cruise & Excursions, Inc. (ICE) 

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.


5:10 PM - 6:00 PM

Raffle Prizes and Executive Networking Reception



Presenting Partners

  • Lenovo & Nutanix

    Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a US$45 billion Fortune 500 company and a global technology leader in driving Intelligent Transformation through smart devices and infrastructure that create the best user experience. Lenovo manufactures one of the world’s widest portfolio of connected products, including smartphones (Motorola), tablets, PCs (ThinkPad, Yoga, Lenovo Legion) and workstations as well as AR/VR devices and smart home/office solutions. Lenovo’s data center solutions (ThinkSystem, ThinkAgile) are creating the capacity and computing power for the connections that are changing business and society. Lenovo works to inspire the different in everyone and build a smarter future where everyone thrives. | Nutanix makes datacenter infrastructure and clouds invisible, elevating IT to focus on the applications and services that power the business. The company’s Enterprise Cloud OS software converges private, public and distributed clouds, bringing one-click simplicity to infrastructure and application management. Nutanix Enterprise Cloud solutions integrate virtualization, storage, networking and security to power any application, at any scale – and are delivered as turnkey hyper converged infrastructure (HCI) appliances, software for popular server platforms, and innovative Xi Cloud Services.

    http://www.lenovo.com/
  • Rimini Street

    Rimini Street, Inc. is a global provider of enterprise software products and services, and the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products. The Company has redefined enterprise software support services since 2005 with an innovative, award-winning program that enables licensees of IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Salesforce, SAP and other enterprise software vendors to save up to 90 percent on total maintenance costs. Over 1,620 global Fortune 500, midmarket, public sector and other organizations from a broad range of industries currently rely on Rimini Street as their trusted, third-party support provider.

    https://www.riministreet.com/

Gold Partners

  • Datalink, a division of Insight

    Datalink, Cloud + Data Center Transformation division of Insight, is a complete IT services and solution provider that helps organizations transform technology, operations, and service delivery to meet challenges and future-proof the business. As an independent integrator, we’re free to recommend the most appropriate solutions — across cloud, IT transformation, next-generation technology, and security.

    https://www.datalink.com
  • Singtel

    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
  • Zerto

    Zerto helps customers accelerate IT transformation by eliminating the risk and complexity of modernization and cloud adoption. By replacing multiple legacy solutions with a single IT Resilience Platform, Zerto is changing the way disaster recovery, data protection and cloud are managed. With enterprise scale, Zerto’s software platform delivers continuous availability for an always-on customer experience while simplifying workload mobility to protect, recover and move applications freely across hybrid and multi-clouds. Zerto is trusted by over 6,000 customers globally and is powering resiliency offerings for Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud, AWS, Sungard and more than 350 cloud services providers.

    http://www.zerto.com/

Strategic Partners

  • Egon Zehnder

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

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

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

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

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

    https://www.kornferry.com
  • Russell Reynolds Associates

    Russell Reynolds Associates is a premier provider of senior-level executive search and assessment, serving clients globally for 40 years. We advise our clients on recruiting and retaining outstanding and impactful leaders, and help them mitigate the risks associated with senior level appointments. We are a private firm with 39 offices across North and South America, Europe and Asia/Pacific, covering all major business regions including Africa, Eastern Europe and Russia, the Middle East and the South Pacific. We leverage our collective expertise to identify and assess leaders who can support the growth and success of our client organizations. Our 300 experienced consultants are supported by a global research network We complete more than 2,000 assignments annually, across a broad range of industries and functional roles.

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

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

    https://www.spencerstuart.com

Alliance Partners

  • Amplify Partners

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    http://lsvp.com
  • Sequoia Capital

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

    https://www.sequoiacap.com

Association Partners

  • Arizona Technology Council

    The Arizona Technology Council is the driving force behind making our state the fastest growing technology hub in the nation; connecting and empowering Arizona’s technology community. As Arizona’s premier trade association for science and technology companies, the Council is recognized as having a diverse professional business community and top professional networking organization. The Arizona Technology Council offers numerous events, educational forums and business conferences that bring together leaders, managers, employees and visionaries to make an impact on the technology industry. AZTC offers a variety of Phoenix networking groups for multiple industries with different commitment levels to fit every schedule. Council members work toward furthering the advancement of technology in Arizona through leadership, education, legislation and social action. These interactions contribute to the Council’s culture of growing member businesses and transforming technology in Arizona.

    https://www.aztechcouncil.org/
  • SIM Arizona

    The Arizona Chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM) is a by-invitation federation of senior officers experienced in information and general management. A not-for profit corporation, the chapter assists members in managing information technology. The Chapter strives to strengthen professional communications among members who direct the application of information technology in private and pubic organizations. Chapter activities include: • Meeting to share innovative ideas and real world experiences which address enterprise information needs. • Providing presentations by leading national information-management professionals and executives who benefit from management-information systems. • Challenging our comfort levels by exchanging ideas with peers and business counterparts. Awarding scholarships to institutions for Information Systems students with specific needs. For more information please visit www.simnet.org.

    www.simnet.org
  • Year Up Arizona

    Year Up’s Professional Training Corps (PTC) in Phoenix launched January 2015 on the campus of Maricopa Community Colleges. Year Up’s PTC offers an intensive, one-year program for college students, ages 18-24, combining professional coaching, hands-on skill development, and internships at some of America’s top companies. As college students, our young adults have access to the library, tutoring resources, and other services offered by the college, in addition to the services offered by Year Up. As students work toward completing a degree at Maricopa Community Colleges, Year Up PTC provides them with professional development and work experience, preparing graduates to launch a meaningful career.

    http://www.yearup.org/about-us/our-locations/arizona/

Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas

6333 North Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ


 

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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