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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 Dallas 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.

  • Chris Boult
    CIO
    CEC Entertainment

    Chris Boult is an executive leader with a passion for driving business innovation and organization excellence. Chris was recently at Greyhound Lines Inc as the Chief Information Officer. Just prior to that, Chris was Vice President of Infrastructure & Data Services at Sabre Holdings. Before joining Sabre, Chris was Managing Partner and CTO at ProcureVision, an IT and business strategy consulting company. Until 2010, Chris was Senior Vice President and CIO of First Group America, a $5B organization. At First Group, Chris partnered with the CEO to lead the rejuvenation of the Greyhound brand with a focus on bringing new technology to the customer experience. This included the installation of wifi on the entire fleet, and installation of a GPS and engine management system to provide Operations with real-time tracking and control capabilities across the whole fleet. Chris also drove the rollout of a North America-wide wide area network implementation, as well as a data center consolidation & outsourcing program. Prior to that, Chris was a Partner within the Retail and Travel & Transportation practices at Accenture, serving clients across North America and Europe. At Accenture, he led major initiatives at JetBlue and Ross Stores, both on the applications and infrastructure side. This included the sale and delivery of an offshore middleware support model at Ross. Chris also led the global PeopleSoft Financials rollout for a major staffing company. Chris is a member of the Dallas CIO Executive Summit Governing Body and is the chairman of the regional board of The Make A Wish Foundation of North Texas, as well as being an active Wish Granter in that chapter.  Chris earned a degree in Italian and German at the University of Lancaster in the UK. He speaks French, German and Italian.

  • James Clent
    Chief Information Officer
    Remington Hotels

    A proven leader with true international experience in sales & revenue growth, supply chain optimization, healthcare innovation and cross-functional process change.

    He is a creative strategist focused on achievable results while guiding companies through complex change events. His primary focus is on the strength of his team through mentorship, leadership and culture development.

    His skills and expertise allowed the companies that he worked for increase their revenue and EBITDA multiple times.

    The achievement he is most proud of is an analytics tool developed while at Davita Rx that positively affected the lives of 125,000 dialysis patients.

    On a personal note, James is married and he and his wife have two lovely daughters 21 and 14. With all that, he still found time to write and record a CD; that was released by a European indie label and can be found on iTunes.

  • Patricia Connolly
    CEO, Founding Partner
    SMC Squared

  • Mignona Cote
    Global Head of Identity and Access Management
    AIG

    Mignona Cote is a proven problem solver with a unique ability to find, assess and fix information security vulnerabilities across a variety of industries. With more than two decades of experience in information security, risk management, compliance and auditing, Mignona helps Fortune 50 companies ensure the security of their data. She has a proven track record of transforming technical operations and building strategic solutions for companies like Aetna, Bank of America, PepsiCo and Verizon. Her expertise spans incident response, vulnerability management, access management, vendor management, risk and compliance, as well as auditing. She has completely reshaped secured solutions throughout large enterprise networks.

  • Jamey Cummings
    Senior Client Partner
    Korn Ferry

    Jamey Cummings is a Senior Client Partner in Korn Ferry’s Global Technology Practice. He co-lead’s the Firm’s Global Cybersecurity Practice and is also a member of the Firm’s Information Officers Practice.

    Mr. Cummings is a recognized leader in advising organizations on the recruitment, assessment, development, and retention of information technology as well as information security & risk management talent at all levels, including the Board of Directors. His clients range from large global corporations to high growth entrepreneurial companies, spanning all industries. In addition to Chief Information Officers, Chief Information Security Officers, and their key leaders, he also recruits cybersecurity consultants for leading professional services firms as well as top executives for cybersecurity technology companies and managed security services providers. He is based in the Firm’s Dallas office.

    Prior to Korn Ferry, Mr. Cummings served as an associate principal in the industrial, supply chain, and transportation & logistics practices of another leading executive search firm, where he executed senior executive search assignments for both public and private equity-backed companies. He also served clients in the consumer & retail, technology, government & defense, biotechnology, and education sectors.

    Prior to his career in executive search, Mr. Cummings was a consultant with The Boston Consulting Group in Dallas, where he worked on a wide variety of projects with clients in the aerospace & defense, consumer finance, telecommunications, oil & gas, pharmaceuticals, healthcare and education industries.
    Earlier in his career, he served nine years with distinction as an officer in the U.S. Navy's SEAL teams.

    He earned a master’s degree in business administration from Stanford University, and graduated with merit with a bachelor of science in aeronautical engineering from The United States Naval Academy.

  • Kevin Dunn
    CIO & CISO
    U.S. Retirement & Benefits Partners, Inc.

    Kevin Dunn is a technology strategist, speaker, and thought leader with over 20 years’ experience in highly available infrastructure, e-commerce, mobile application and payments, BYO Enterprise strategies, and the leadership of technical teams. He joined U.S. Retirement Partners (USRP) in December 2014 as the Chief Information Officer and Chief Information Security Officer where his responsibilities include technology platform development, enterprise security, and information management. Before that, through his independent practice, he assisted clients in creating innovation through a combination of people, process, and technology.

    Prior to entering independent practice, Mr. Dunn served as the Vice President of Infrastructure and Operations for First Command Financial Services, Inc. He and his team were responsible for defining and solving business problems through the application of state-of-the-art information technology. Mr. Dunn also served as the CIO for EdExpress Texas, LLP. In this role, he was a key participant in the development of a patented loyalty program supporting saving for education expenses. During this time, Kevin Dunn created the application and technology infrastructure of EdExpress, including customer service, transactional, and e-commerce systems.

    Earlier in his career, Kevin Dunn was Technology Strategist for Whittman Hart where he provided strategic guidance on network design, electronic commerce, security, and intranet deployment issues to senior management in the venture capital, manufacturing, insurance, banking, and finance industries through white papers, technical reports, presentations, and as a national corporate speaker. He also was a key member of information technology team at the Superconducting Super Collider project.

    Mr. Dunn graduated from Abilene Christian University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Mass Communication focusing on the areas of marketing, advertising and corporate video production. He has also participated in professional development courses and activities in a variety of leadership and technical areas, including completion of the Society of Information Management Regional Leadership Forum (SIM-RLF).

    Kevin lives in Duncanville, Texas with his wife and two children. He is active in church and community affairs, currently serving on the board of the Dallas Chapter of the Society of Information Management (DFW-SIM), and as a member of the Membership Committee for Shakespeare Dallas. Previously Mr. Dunn served as President of the Board of Directors of the Duncanville Economic Development Corporation and as Chairman of the Planning and Zoning Board for the City of Duncanville.

  • Chris Gates
    Chief Technology Officer
    Allstate

     

  • Anupam Govil
    Partner
    President, AvaSense
    Avasant

    Anupam Govil is a Partner with Avasant, a leading management consulting firm focusing on Digital Transformation, Sourcing and Globalization services. He is also the President of AvaSense (wholly owned subsidiary of Avasant), which provides a SaaS based Managed Governance service. At Avasant, Anupam manages corporate initiatives such as the Digital practice, Partner alliances and Marketing. He also leads the Banking and Insurance vertical and Globalization practice for Latin America.

    Anupam has over 25 years of experience providing sourcing, business and globalization advisory services to global enterprises and private equity funds. He has advised technology and services firms on their global expansion plans through a combination of strategic consulting, cross-border M&A and investment advisory roles. He has led globalization engagements with government agencies and funding institutions across more than 40 countries such as Colombia, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Jordan, Cyprus, Ghana, Dubai, Jamaica, Mexico, Haiti, Egypt, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Barbados, Costa Rica, Trinidad, Mauritius and others. Anupam has been consistently ranked amongst Top 30 Influential Industry Executives by Nearshore Americas.

    Anupam is a recognized digital transformation and globalization advocate and is active in many industry organizations supporting the technology and global services sector. He is a sought after keynote and speaker and has also chaired several conferences on Technology, Venture Capital and Outsourcing such as Digital Convergence, Wall Street Tech, BPO Innovations, and CIO Connect.  Anupam is a frequent contributor in industry publications such as CIO, CFO, Global Services, CIO Leadership, Pulse, Globalization Today, Outsourcing, Nearshore Americas. He has been a contributing author in a best-selling book on globalization – “Six Billion Minds: Managing Outsourcing in a Global Knowledge Economy” (2005).

    Anupam supports and is on the Board of several industry associations such SIG (Sourcing Interest Group), Global Digital Innovation Council and non-profit organizations such as Avasant Foundation and Asset Foundation. He has also been actively involved in the venture capital and entrepreneurial ecosystem through his Board level role at TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs).

    Anupam resides in Austin, Texas and received his Master’s degree in Computer Science from J. N. University, New Delhi and his Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Delhi University.

  • Steve Kendrick
    President
    KER Partners

    Steve Kendrick is President of KER Partners, LLC.  His background includes over 25 years of successful retained executive search industry and corporate recruitment professional experience. This experience includes leading successful search engagements and client relationships across commercial industry segments including financial services, payment systems, consumer retail, online-eCommerce, logistics-transportation, industrial, pharmaceutical and healthcare.  He has served industry leading clients including global Fortune 500 multinationals, mid-cap-mid-market public/private firms, as well as private equity backed portfolio companies.

    Prior to KER Partners, Steve was a partner at Heidrick & Struggles’ Dallas office and a key member of the firm’s global Information Technology Officers Practice.  He was also a Principal at Spencer Stuart and an Executive Director at Russell Reynolds Associates previously. He also served as president of a Dallas-based retained executive search boutique specializing in recruiting IT executive leaders and CIOs.

    Prior to entering executive search, Steve spent six years with EDS Corporation, performing both technical and professional recruiting, as well as providing recruitment training and counsel on employment-related issues.  He began his career as a district manager with PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay, where he was responsible for sales management and operations.

    Steve is an active speaker and panelist at key industry forums on topics including executive IT leadership development, career management and succession planning.  He is a member of the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) and the Society for Information Management (SIM).

    Steve earned his undergraduate degree in business from Jacksonville State University in Alabama, along with graduate studies at the University of Texas in Dallas.

     

  • Rusty Kennington
    CIO
    Corsicana Mattress Company

    Rusty Kennington is a technology executive with a career spanning more than 25 years and multiple industries. He has worked in Fortune 500, private, and startup organizations. He has been responsible for global technology teams spanning North and South America, Europe and Asia.

    Rusty was recently recruited to be the CIO for Corsicana Mattress Company, to help fuel significant business growth and transformation. He brings with him a track record of game-changing results most recently at Commercial Metals, where he led the Americas IT organization. While there, his team deployed the industry-leading e-commerce platform, global analytics capabilities, and integrated operational platforms across vertical business units. His team also had responsibility for leading all technology aspects of M&A activity.

    Previously, Rusty was Vice President of Enterprise IT for Brinker International, the $4B owner of Chili’s, On The Border, Maggiano’s and Macaroni Grill. He also held leadership positions at Ernst and Young and MCI, and cofounded a successful software solution delivery company.

    Rusty received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and completed the graduate finance program at Southern Methodist University. Rusty currently serves as a member of the SIM DFW Chapter Board.

    Rusty also spent 6 years on the Board of Big Brothers Big Sisters and is well into his second decade as a Big Brother in that program.

     

  • 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.

     

     

  • Frank Smith
    SVP, Information Security and Data Privacy
    First Command Financial Services, Inc.

  • Thomas Sweet
    VP IT
    GM Financial

    Tom is passionate about digital transformation, DevOps, mobile solutions, leadership and attacking the talent shortage head-on by reskilling and investing in his teams.

    Tom is responsible for the Quality Assurance team at General Motors Financial where he leads approximately 150 software developers and QA Analysts supporting the websites and eCommerce mobile apps, loan servicing and originations systems, ERP, and internal applications. Prior to GM Financial, Tom worked at Travelport and Maptek, leading global teams at both companies. He has also worked at Microsoft in the Office and SQL Server divisions, and prior to that, at aQuantive, Sequoia Voting Systems, GTE Internetworking, Digital/Compaq and NEC Computer Systems Division.

    Tom holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, and a Citation in Geostatistics from the University of Alberta. He holds Professional Engineer’s licenses in several states. He also has earned the ISC (2) CSSLP security certification, ITIL v3 Foundations, along with the MCSD, MCPD, MCAD, MCDBA and MCSE certifications from Microsoft. 

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April 02, 2019, 7:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sheraton Dallas

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 - 9:30 AM

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Balancing Advanced Technology Opportunities with Day-to-Day Operations

Chris Boult, CIO, CEC Entertainment

James Clent, CIO, Remington Hotels

Thomas Sweet, VP IT, GM Financial

Advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotic process automation and data analytics are offering technology executives unprecedented opportunities to boost business performance and to enhance organizational operations. But given the demands of overseeing day-to-day operations, it's tough for decision-makers to carve out adequate time and resources to address business optimization projects. In this panel discussion, top technology executives will share the steps they've taken to strike a balance between these demands in order to move the business forward and deliver value to the enterprise. 


9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


10:00 AM - 10:20 AM

HMG Lead, Innovate, Disrupt Tech Talk:  Patricia Connolly, CEO, Founding Partner, SMC2


10:20 AM - 10:50 AM

EXECUTIVE KEYNOTE: 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

Chris Gates, CTO, Allstate

Anupam Govil, Partner, Avasant

TBD: Rubrik

Moderator:  Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy

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 - 1:30 PM

Luncheon

Dallas SIM News


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.

Jamey Cummings, Senior Client Partner, Korn Ferry 

Steve Kendrick, President, KER Partners

Thomas Sweet, VP IT, GM Financial

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 and practitioners 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

EXECUTIVE KEYNOTE: Adobe


2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


3:00 PM - 3:40 PM 

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Enabling Innovation in the Secure Enterprise

Mignona Cote, Global Head of Identity and Access Management, AIG

Frank Smith, SVP. Information Security and Data Privacy, First Command Financial Services, Inc.

Additional panelists being confirmed.

Moderator:  Kevin Dunn, CIO & CISO, U.S. Retirement & Benefits Partners, Inc.

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.


3:40 PM - 3:50 PM

Transition Break


3:50 PM - 4:30 PM

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Driving the Digital Roadmap to a Customer-Centric Enterprise

Rusty Kennington, CIO, Corsicana Mattress Company

Additional panelists being confirmed.

Moderator:  Chris Boult, CIO, CEC Entertainment

Forward-looking CIOs and technology executives play a critical role in identifying how digital technologies can be leveraged to enhance the customer experience, craft customer-focused business models and help the enterprise gain a competitive edge.  This panel of top technology executives will discuss the steps that they and industry leaders are taking to work with the CEO and the board to craft digital strategies and to foster a customer-centric culture. 


4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Raffle Prizes and Executive Networking Reception



Presenting Partners

  • Nutanix

    Nutanix makes datacenter infrastructure and clouds invisible, elevating IT to focus on the applications and services that power the business. The company’s Enterprise Cloud OS software converges private, public and distributed clouds, bringing one-click simplicity to infrastructure and application management. Nutanix Enterprise Cloud solutions integrate virtualization, storage, networking and security to power any application, at any scale – and are delivered as turnkey hyper converged infrastructure (HCI) appliances, software for popular server platforms, and innovative Xi Cloud Services.

    https://www.nutanix.com
  • SMC Squared

    Headquartered in the Dallas metroplex, SMC Squared, LLC provides a disruptive alternative to the IT Services industry. The company’s Global In-house Center (GIC) models not only offer its clients a way to satisfy their growing information technology needs but also provide a vehicle for the clients who desire to own the India-based entity. From its offices in Texas, Minnesota and Bangalore, India, SMC Squared supports all industries.

    https://www.smc2.com/

Platinum Partners

  • Avasant

    Avasant is a leading management consulting firm focused on translating the power of technology into realizable business strategies for the world’s largest corporations. Specializing in digital and IT transformation, sourcing advisory, global strategy, and governance services, Avasant prides itself on delivering high-value engagements through industry-focused innovation and flexible client based solutions. Our seasoned professionals have an average of 20 years of industry-honed expertise, having conducted 1000+ engagements in over 50 countries. Avasant’s next generation consulting and advisory methods have made it the top-ranked firm in its class, with recognition from numerous organizations, including: Vault, NOA, IAOP, and Wall Street Journal. Avasant’s engagement in the global market has inspired a strong commitment to community and purpose. Avasant Foundation supports technology and skill development programs to create employment opportunities for youth across Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Latin America.

    https://www.avasant.com
  • Rubrik

    Rubrik delivers instant application availability to hybrid cloud enterprises for recovery, search, cloud, and development. By using the market-leading Cloud Data Management platform, customers mobilize applications, automate protection policies, recover from Ransomware, search and analyze application data at scale on one platform. From days to seconds.

    https://www.rubrik.com/

Gold Partners

  • Info-Tech Research Group

    Info-Tech Research Group was established in 1997 and is currently the world’s fastest growing and most innovative information technology research and advisory company, proudly serving over 35,000 IT professionals. We produce unbiased and highly relevant IT research to help CIOs and IT leaders make strategic, timely, and well informed decisions. Focused on providing practical research solutions to help IT professionals implement key projects and build core processes we partner closely with IT teams to provide everything they need from actionable tools to analyst guidance. Info Tech helps CIOs and their teams drive measurable results and enhanced decision making through our data driven approach evolving the value of IT to their organization.

Breakfast Partners

  • Fortinet

    Fortinet provides top-rated network and content security, as well as secure access products that share intelligence and work together to form a cooperative fabric. Our unique security fabric combines Security Processors, an intuitive operating system, and applied threat intelligence to give you proven security, exceptional performance, and better visibility and control--while providing easier administration. Our flagship enterprise firewall platform, FortiGate, is available in a wide range of sizes and form factors to fit any environment and provides a broad array of next-generation security and networking functions. Complementary products can be deployed with a FortiGate to enable a simplified, end-to-end security infrastructure.

    https://www.fortinet.com/

Strategic Partners

  • Egon Zehnder

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    https://www.spencerstuart.com

Alliance Partners

  • Amplify Partners

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    http://lsvp.com
  • Sequoia Capital

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

    https://www.sequoiacap.com

Association Partners

  • SIM Dallas

    Founded in 1983, the Dallas/Fort Worth Area Chapter of SIM is the regional organization for top information executives in North Texas. Its membership includes senior information technology executives from more than 140 local private and public industry organizations, government agencies, and universities. Members gather monthly to engage in conversations with top practitioners, industry leaders, and nationally recognized experts in information systems and management practices. Our social hour and dinner-meeting format provide ample opportunity to discuss important managerial and technical issues and to network with their peers from industry and government. Meetings are generally held on the first Monday of each month (except July) with a traditional year-end Holiday Banquet and Awards ceremony held in December. Members also enjoy a vendor-sponsored Golf Tournament each May. For more information please contact membership@sim-dfw.org.

  • Year Up Dallas/Fort Worth

    Year Up Dallas/Fort Worth launched in Fall 2016 on the campus of El Centro College. Year Up Dallas/Fort Worth 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 El Centro College, Year Up Dallas/Fort Worth provides them with professional development and work experience, preparing graduates to launch a meaningful career.

    http://www.yearup.org/about-us/our-locations/dallas-fort-worth

Sheraton Dallas

400 N Olive St
Dallas, TX

Room rate is $209/night. This rate expires on March 3rd, 2019.

To book a room, please call 1-214-922-8000 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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