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2019 San Francisco CIO Executive Leadership Summit

Fairmont San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Accelerating the Speed to Trust - Building Board Level Communications and Relationships on the Path to a Digitally Enabled 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 San Francisco CIO Executive Leadership Summit.

  • Elena Andreadakis
    SVP & CAO
    FHLBank San Francisco

    Elena Andreadakis, Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, is responsible for directing Technology Systems and Services, Information Security, Business Continuity, Human Resources, and Corporate Services in support of the Bank’s operational and strategic objectives.

    She has over 30 years of information technology and business management experience in the financial services industry. Before joining the Bank in May 2011, Ms. Andreadakis was a Senior Vice President at Fidelity Investments in Boston, where she led the Service and Program Management group for the firm’s enterprise infrastructure organization. Before that, Ms. Andreadakis held a number of other senior-level business and information technology positions at Fidelity Investments, with responsibility for managing a wide range of systems and business initiatives across various divisions.

    Ms. Andreadakis received a B.A. from Smith College and an M.B.A. in Business Administration from Simmons College.

  • Ed Bannigan
    VP, Western U.S.

    Ed Bannigan is a 30-year technology veteran with experience across multiple key technologies, including infrastructure, cloud, virtualization, and automation. He’s spent many of those years working with venture capital investors to help young software companies build their go-to-market and business development strategies. Ed currently leads UiPath as the Vice President for the Western US, helping enterprise and global organizations leverage RPA, AI, and machine learning technologies.

  • Kevin Barnes
    Rex Signature Services

  • Colleen Berube
    CIO & SVP Operations

    Colleen Berube is a Digital and Business Model Transformation Leader who assists companies in navigating the changing technology landscape and its implications for the market as well as inside the enterprise.  She has nearly two decades of experience in IT leadership, strategy, IT innovation, enterprise software and business consultation.  Colleen is known for her ability to successfully navigate complex business transitions, to elevate and leverage IT as a differentiator, and to build amazing teams that surpass expectations. 

    Colleen was previously an Executive in Residence with PwC where she works on various commercial and internal initiatives providing ‘the voice of the client.’  Prior to PwC, Colleen was Vice President of IT for Adobe Systems, where she was responsible for all business systems, e-commerce and information management.  She was responsible for the strategic direction and delivery of the Adobe’s large-scale transformation to the Subscription Economy. She led a global engineering organization that is redefined IT’s role as a SaaS enabler driving key changes including the move from Data to Digital, from Product to Customer focus, from Orders to Subscriptions, in delivering Agility for Product Engineering. She has also held executive level IT roles at Cisco Systems, Palm and SAP.

    She is a Board Director for The Institute for Human and Social Development (IHSD), a non-profit organization providing early childhood education and services to the high need pre-school children and their families.  She is also a member of the Nominating Committee for the Anita Borg Institute Technical Leadership Award and an active member of the Athena Alliance supporting women impacting at the highest levels of leadership. She holds a BA from State University at Potsdam, NY, and a MBA is from the University of North Florida.


  • Coco Brown
    Founder and CEO
    Athena Alliance

    Coco is the Founder and CEO of The Athena Alliance. Athena is revolutionizing leadership, from senior management to the boardroom. We enable businesses to take on today’s greatest threats and to conquer their most pressing imperatives. And, we empower women to own their value and to step into their most ambitious leadership role yet: in the boardroom, in the C-suite, as a founder, or as an investor. At the heart of our mission: coaching remarkable senior women leaders to fully own their value and to step into bigger roles. We also guide CEOs, venture firms and corporations to evolve their approach to senior leadership development, to strengthen their boards, and to facilitate curated connections to remarkable female leaders. In just two years, Athena has made over 700 key connections between investment firms, CEOs and boards to top women, made over 400 presentations of women to boards, secured over 300 first interviews (many continuing on with over fifty boards actively considering Athena women today), and deeply supported and coached over 300 top women.

    Prior, Coco served as President, COO and Board Director of Taos, a prominent in IT Services business serving hundreds of F1000 companies such as Apple, Cisco, ebay, Facebook, and Silicon Valley Bank. Coco is an experienced board member having served on the boards of The Athena Alliance, Taos Mountain Software, Inc., and MentorNet. She served as Grace Hopper - ABIE Technology Leadership Award, Nominating Committee Chair 2014-2017 and has received numerous awards and visibility in high-profile publications. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.

  • Paul Chapman
    Vice President, CISO

    Paul has more than 30 years technology experience, with particular expertise in rapid growth companies. He is experienced in all areas of management, including strategy, transformation, global service delivery, applications development, cyber-risk, quality assurance, operations and support with a strong track record of accomplishments founded on outside-in thinking, customer advocacy, strong team-building, and solid program management disciplines.

    Prior to Cisco Paul was the SVP and Global CIO at Box, where he was responsible for leading the company’s global information technology strategy, cyber risk and compliance practices and customer advocacy including the development and delivery of key technology initiatives to support the company’s growing workforce and customer base, cyber risk programs for both business and product security operations, product security assurance, physical security and compliance

    Prior to Box, Paul was the CIO of HP Software for Hewlett Packard, where he led the IT organization supporting a multi-billion dollar software portfolio. Paul was also responsible for HP's global information management strategy, analytics platforms, master data management, enterprise data standards, and data services. Before joining HP, Paul was VMware's Vice President of Global Infrastructure and Cloud Operations, and Vice President of Information Technology

    Paul is a featured speaker and blogger on a variety of business and technology topics, including Digital transformation, the future of work, organizational change, Cloud and SaaS architecture and machine learning.

    He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Filton Tech in the United Kingdom.

  • KG Charles-Harris

    Co-founder and CEO of Quarrio, and before that EMANIO, KG Charles-Harris has been involved in the Big Data and Analytics space before it was popularly called so. In 1994 he co-founded EMANIO developing data integration tools for enterprise systems, and he launched the first combined tools for business intelligence dashboarding and predictive analytics in 2009. Since then he's been deeply involved in the Big Data Analytics market, and is as CEO of Quarrio using artificial intelligence technologies (natural language processing, machine learning, neural networks) to make it easy for business users to get insight from big data. He is considered an expert in the field.

    KG is a prominent international entrepreneur and spirited advocate for improving the way people work and connect through technology. Guided by this vision, he led the charge to give small and mid-sized businesses access to the same process automation and intelligence tools once limited to Fortune 100 companies. His achievements were recognized on a global scale when he received the United Nations Global Young Entrepreneur Award at the UN’s 7th World Summit of Young Entrepreneurs, presented by General Secretary Kofi Annan.

    KG is a former technology investment banker and a force in the international private equity market having worked internationally with companies like NOKA Securities (Scandinavia) and Nesta Advisors & Capital, a boutique biotechnology M&A firm he founded in San Francisco where he worked globally as an advisor to Monsanto Co. and Dow Chemical, as well as several other major corporations. In 1996, he co-founded Hurd for the Fred Olsen family (owners of Timex, Olsen Tankers, etc.), a Scandinavian corporate private equity and venture company focused on new technologies. He also co-founded GenoMar, a genomics company focused on aquaculture and food safety. While at Hurd he led several international projects and co-funded or financed companies from a variety of industries.

  • Bob Concannon
    Managing Partner
    North Tower Technologies

    Bob Concannon was formerly a Senior Client Partner within the San Francisco office of Korn Ferry and was a member of the Firm’s Global Technology Market. Mr. Concannon has over 30 years of technology executive search experience, leading numerous CIO and CTO searches across industries. He also served on Korn/Ferry's Information Technology Officers Center of Expertise. Furthermore, Mr. Concannon led searches in the software and IT communities on assignments for clients in the areas of cloud, mobility and enterprise software. Venture capitalists and private equity firms looked to his expertise around helping Internet startups migrate to the next executive level as they receive their post Series B and C funding rounds.

    Mr. Concannon served as the managing director of another global executive search firm, leading the technology practice, U.S. Additionally, he led the firm’s global technology vertical for seven years, coordinating worldwide search activity in the technology sector with Fortune 100 top accounts. Previously, Mr. Concannon served in sales and marketing roles for both Pioneer Electronics and Sony Corporation. Mr. Concannon served the Internet industry from its early inception in the 90s by working with then unknown startups Netscape and Yahoo! His portfolio clients have included well-established companies like Microsoft, Oracle, 3Com, Cisco and Nokia, and a host of start-up companies funded by tier-1 venture capital. He has completed over 500 search projects in his career with many of those projects reaching successful IPOs. Published and quoted often in The Wall Street Journal, San Jose Mercury News, CFO and CIO Magazines, as well as being featured twice on ABC’s World News Tonight with Peter Jennings in their Silicon Valley report, Mr. Concannon has served as an expert on Silicon Valley trends for over 15 years. He has been a guest lecturer at The University of California Berkeley and Stanford University. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of the Pacific.

  • Rosh Dawes
    Vice President of Global IT Analytics and Data Science

    Rosh Dawes is Vice President of Global IT Analytics and Data Science at Equinix. Rosh has 17 years of tenure at Equinix demonstrating leadership excellence in running the business of IT, enterprise analytics, enterprise applications, M&A integrations, and driving large-scale technology initiatives that deliver business results, scalability and efficiencies.  Rosh was recently selected as “Future CIO of the Year” by Women in IT Awards Silicon Valley.

  • Beth Devin
    Scout, Investor and Advisor


  • Paul Dwyer
    Viamericas Corporation

    Paul Dwyer has been Chief Executive Officer of Viamericas since it’s founding. Prior to founding Viamericas, Mr. Dwyer was a partner with the Latin American Practice Group of the Washington DC-based law firm Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering (now WilmerHale). While a partner in that practice, Mr. Dwyer had first chair responsibility for a wide range of financing and acquisition transactions in Latin America. Prior to joining Wilmer, Mr. Dwyer practiced law with Rogers & Wells (now part of Clifford Chance), and as an internal counsel at the Inter-American Investment Corporation.

    Mr. Dwyer received his undergraduate degree at Tufts University in Latin American Studies; his Masters degree in international business and Western Hemisphere diplomatic history at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and his Juris Doctor at Harvard Law School.

  • Anil Earla
    Global Chief Data and Analytics Officer
    Kimberly-Clark Corporation

    Anil Earla was formerly the Head of Information and Data Analytics for Global IS at Visa Inc., where he lead diverse teams of business and technology. As an intrapreneur, he is passionate about bringing Silicon Valley innovation mindset to larger organizations. His dual roles span innovation and strategic partnerships, shaping vision/strategy and technology alignment, various technology verticals across product life cycle for cyber security such as product management and business/system analysis, Big Data and visualization engineering, advanced analytics (data science), business intelligence and data warehousing, infrastructure and solution architecture, infrastructure and operations, program/portfolio management, and governance. Before joining Visa, he was part of industry leading organizations in the financial services, telecommunications, insurance, gaming, and airline industries. His stint across different industries and technology functions provides him the unique opportunity to apply and leverage the power of data and analytics. Under his leadership, his team was Data Impact awards finalist at Strata + Hadoop World 2014 for innovation in data ecosystem. Earla is part of the entrepreneurship and innovation program from Stanford Graduate School of Business. He completed Program in strategy from Harvard Graduate School of Business. He holds a master’s degree in computer science from JSU and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Bangalore University.

  • Mark Egan

    Mark Egan is a partner at StrataFusion Group, Inc. and has more than 25 years of information technology experience, with expertise in IT transformation, information security, and mergers & acquisitions. His extensive experience includes managing global IT organizations with over 1,200 employees, budgets in excess of $350 million, and IT integration for over 60 mergers and acquisitions. Mark has been repeatedly recognized for his leadership and success in scaling IT organizations to support rapid growth companies.

    Prior to joining StrataFusion, Mark was a CIO at VMware where he led the company from a server virtualization vendor with $2 billion in revenue to a $5 billion market leader of cloud solutions. During his 6 years as CIO at Symantec, Mark’s leadership in IT was instrumental in supporting the company’s transformation from $600 million consumer software publisher to a $5 billion market leader of enterprise security solutions. He held senior level positions with companies in a variety of industries, including Sun Microsystems, Price Waterhouse, and Wells Fargo Bank.

    Mark holds a master’s degree in finance and international business from University of San Diego and a bachelor’s degree in computer sciences from University of Clarion. Mark developed and taught a graduate class, “Building Business Value through IT Innovation”, at the Haas School of Business at University of California at Berkeley.

  • Sebastian Grady
    Rimini Street

    Mr. Grady is a 30 year veteran of the enterprise software industry with proven executive leadership experience. He has a strong track record in global customer service, enterprise software sales and marketing, enterprise software maintenance sales and service delivery.

    Prior to joining Rimini Street, Mr. Grady was president and COO at Altus Corporation. Mr. Grady also served as president and COO of Saba Software, and held several executive positions at PeopleSoft.


  • James Healy
    SVP Strategy & CFO

    Creative energetic leader with successful track record developing highly complex emerging opportunities in Medical Diagnostics, Semiconductor Design Automation, DSP Chip Development, and Online Marketing. Demonstrated ability to develop opportunities from Idea Development through Growth Stage leveraging a combination of customer development and creative strategies.  Strong combination of market strategy, operations and financial leadership, with proven ability to commercialize products and build high performance teams. 

    • Co-Founded Innovative from Home Molecular information company Scaling the first RNA Sequencing from home technology.  Lead development of innovative clinical trial platform through eClinical open source solutions and strategic partnering.
    • Established consortium of  multiple top ten Pharmaceutical companies in next generation digital trials.
    • Setup strategic global Health IT Partnerships to develop next generation Clinico-Genomics Platform for Autoimmune Diseases.
    • Lead innovative Onsite  behavioral marketing company with leading branding Intuit, Seagate, Autobytel, and Service Magic.
    • Spearheaded integration of Electronic Design Automation Semiconductor company and acquisition of innovative semiconductor design companies.
    • Was CFO and COO  Hughes Communications Products – Worldwide leader in Digital Signal Processing Technology.

  • Aurangzeb Khan
    SVP, Intelligent Vision Systems
    GN Jabra

    Aurangzeb was co-founder, President & CEO of Altia Systems through March 2019, and is now SVP, Intelligent Vision Systems at GN Jabra, following the merger of Altia Systems with GN Jabra. He helped grow Altia Systems’ unique PanaCast multi-camera array real-time, immersive intelligent vision system products to serve more than 1,600 companies, including 200+ universities, around the world. PanaCast is a platform which enables people and systems (machines) to see and make sense of their environment in real time. PanaCast enables modern video collaboration, edge AI data and information, education, machine learning, AR/VR content creation, professional broadcasting, and autonomous vehicle capabilities. Earlier, Aurangzeb was President & CEO at Everspin Technologies (NASD: MRAM; $100M IPO). He was co-founder, President & CEO at Altius Solutions and, immediately following the merger Simplex Solutions, contributed to the IPO in May 2001 (NASD: SPLX; $300M). Aurangzeb held senior engineering and general management positions at Cadence (CDNS), Cirrus Logic (CRUS), Tandem Computers (NYSE: TDM, now part of HP) and Fairchild. He helped deliver several industry-first systems and SoCs to market, including the Sony Computer Entertainment GS®I-32 and PlayStation®-2 Graphics Synthesizers, the Cirrus Logic 3Ci™ SoC and the Tandem Computers NonStop™, Himalaya™ and Cyclone™ series of massively-parallel servers. These products received industry leadership recognition and delivered $200M - $1B in annual revenues. Aurangzeb received an M.S. in Electrical Engineering and an M.S. in Engineering Management from Stanford University, executive education at the Stanford GSB, a double-major B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences and Nuclear Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, and a B.Sc. in Physics and 1 Ingrid Lunden, “GN acquires Altia Systems for $125M to add video to its advanced audio solutions,” TechCrunch, February 19, 2019; https://techcrunch.com/2019/02/19/gn-acquires-altia-systems-for-125mto-add-video-to-its-advanced-audio-solutions/ Altia Systems; Inc. © 2019 Printed: 4/1/19 Page: 2/2 Mathematics from Government College, Lahore, Pakistan, where he stood first in class and received the Academic Roll of Honour.

  • Tony Leng
    Managing Partner, CIO & CTO Global Functional Head

    Tony Leng was formerly Managing Director of Diversified Search and led 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.

  • Rand Morimoto, Ph.D.
    Convergent Computing

    Rand is the President and CEO of Convergent Computing, a California and Singapore based technology and strategy consulting firm he founded over 30 years ago.  Rand’s firm helps enterprises transform organizational I.T. environments into modern nimble environments leveraging the latest in cloud, mobile, and secured enterprise computing solutions.

    Rand has written over 60 global bestselling books on organizational behavior, business ethics, and transformational technologies including his latest books titled “Adapting to the New World of I.T.” and “Handling Electronically Stored Information (ESI) in the Era of the Cloud.”

    Rand spends a day a month in some courtroom around the world as an expert witness in digital asset integrity, electronically stored information data protection, and content chain of custody cases.

    In his free time, Rand is a member of the Board of Trustees for St.Mary's College and serves as its Chair of Academic Affairs and Enrollment, and a member of the Governance and the Executive committees.  Rand is also an active member of the Research Board for the Institute of Human Origins @ASU.

    Some of Rand’s past roles include being the Cybersecurity Advisor to President Bush (2002-2007) and Y2K Advisor to President Clinton, member of the Board for the Chabot Space and Science Center, and member of the Advisory Board for the Institute of International Education (IIE).

  • David Morris
    Founder & Chairman
    HiPER Solutions

    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
    Founder & CEO
    HMG Strategy

    Hunter Muller is a charismatic industry pioneer and a modern-day Renaissance Man. As a global C-suite advisor and coach for the past 30 years, Hunter’s insights and concepts have been successfully applied by Fortune 1000 organizations worldwide to accelerate executive performance, propel the career ascent of C-level executives, and to drive transformative innovation and create new waves of value.

    Hunter is the Founder and CEO of HMG Strategy, LLC, the largest independent, objective, transparent and collaborative executive network in the world. HMG focuses on innovation and breakthrough strategies for core, parallel and new markets while studying the most successful organizations eco-systems and platforms such as Amazon and Microsoft.

    HMG Strategy is the provider of thought leadership and networking events for CIOs, CISOs, and senior technology executives. HMG Strategy offers a unique, integrated model for enabling C-level executives and their companies to draw upon courageous leadership to reimagine, reinvent, and rebuild their business models to attain the genius-level thinking required in today’s dynamic business landscape to achieve competitive advantage in the digital frontier.

    Hunter's passion for the role of the technology executive in transforming the business is reflected in the 7 Pillars of Trust which embody HMG Strategy's unique business model.

    Complementing HMG Strategy’s world-renowned events is HMGNextVentures, a venture capital accelerator aimed at helping connect CIOs with the most innovative technology companies and entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley to Tel Aviv. HMG Strategy also partners with the world’s leading venture capital firms, including Amplify Partners, Greylock Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Sequoia Capital. HMG Strategy connects CEOs, CIOs, and other C-level executives with startup technologies backed by the leading VCs to identify opportunities for innovation and business transformation.

    Meanwhile, HMG Strategy’s award-winning Research Team advises the world’s technology companies such as Adobe, Nutanix, and Workday on branding, messaging, and Voice of the Customer strategies.

    Hunter has published five that draw from his extensive business experience: The Transformational CIO (Wiley, March 2011), On Top of the Cloud (Wiley, January 2012), Leading the Epic Revolution (Wiley, September 2013) and The Big Shift in IT Leadership (Wiley, July 2015) and The CEO of Technology (Wiley, January 2018). Hunter is now working on his sixth book: 'Enterprise 2025', which is slated to be published in January 2020. As a result, Hunter’s unique position of knowing the thoughts, challenges, and opportunities of the IT Leader, he is asked to speak at a variety of venues such as IBM’s Cloud Expo and on TheStreet.com.

    Hunter and HMG Strategy support a variety of charitable causes, including the American Cancer Society, Save the Children, and Year Up, and Hunter personally gives back his time and ideas as a member of the Executive Committee of the Fairfield/Westchester Chapter of the Society for Information Management.

    An intrepid international athlete, Hunter is an ardent yacht racer, a world-class skier, and an extreme fitness guru. Hunter is passionate about ocean and mountain adventures and spending time with his sons, Chase and Brice.

    Hunter earned a Bachelor of Science in the Babson College School of Management.

  • Jon Roller
    Horsley Bridge Partners

    Jon Roller is Chief Information Officer at Horsley Bridge Partners, LLC.  Jon has worked for Horsley Bridge (www.horsleybridge.com), a private equity partnership (Fund of Funds) since 1999.  Horsley Bridge invests funds from corporations, endowments, foundations, and pension groups in global venture capital and buyout partnerships.

    Jon combines his accounting, finance and information system experience managing all IT and IS functions across the firm’s global offices and developing decision-making and investment management resources.    Beginning in the early 2000s, Jon worked to develop the firm’s investment data systems and since 2009 has controlled all design and development of those systems.  Jon’s responsibilities include oversight of teams of accountants and international software engineers, tasked with data capture. 

    Since moving into the CIO position in early 2015, Jon developed and implemented the roadmap to move the firm’s infrastructure from entirely on premise to a refreshed, hybrid-cloud strategy.  Jon led an implementation of Backstop CRM at Horsley Bridge in 2017.  Jon also is developing a roadmap for the next generation of investment management and data systems for the firm.

    Jon grew up in rural northwest Ohio and graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio with a B.S. in Business Finance with an emphasis in Political Science.  Jon began his career in finance at the Harbor Funds in Toledo, Ohio before moving California in early 1999.

    Jon lives in the East Bay with his wife and children and enjoys baseball, college football, hiking and cooking in his spare time. 

  • Cynthia Stoddard
    SVP & CIO

  • Muddu Sudhakar

    Muddu Sudhakar is successful entrepreneur and executive. Muddu Sudhakar was VP & GM of big data, machine learning/AI, security and IoT at Splunk.  At Splunk, Muddu has been working on applications of AI/machine learning, big data platform, thin and thick app development platform, open source technologies, IoT analytics solutions and cyber security products. Before that, Muddu was CEO of Caspida. Caspida is the leader in next-generation cyber security and threat detection using machine learning. Muddu and team are instrumental in creating new cyber security market category called “User Behavioral Analytics (UBA)”. Muddu was VP & GM at VMware and Pivotal from 2012 to 2014 for big data analytics, machine learning and cloud services. At VMware & Pivotal, Muddu had responsibility for a wide range of projects including big data analytics, cloud services, and mobile security. Muddu was co-founder and CEO of Cetas which was acquired by VMware in 2012.  At EMC, Muddu was Chief Strategy Advisor, VP & GM for Cloud Information Services. Muddu was CEO & Founder of Kazeon from 2003 to 2010 which was acquired by EMC and Kazeon is leader in Enterprise Information Management. Muddu led Kazeon to be a leader in Information Security, eDiscovery, and Enterprise Search markets. Before Kazeon in 2003, he was Co-founder & President of Sanera Systems, a next-generation SAN technology company. Sanera was started in 1999 and was acquired by McData (Brocade) in 2003.  From 1996 to 2000, Sudhakar was lead architect and designer of CPU and server technology at Silicon Graphics, Inc. 

    Sudhakar holds a PhD and MS in Computer Science from University of California, Los Angeles and a BS in Electronics & Communications Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.  He is widely published in industry journals and conference proceedings and has more than 20 patents in Cyber Security, Big data analytics, Machine learning, Analytics, Cloud Services, SaaS Apps, Enterprise Search, Information Management, Distributed systems, Storage technologies, SAN/NAS, Server technologies, Virtualization, Search, Information security, Networking technology and VLSI chip design.

  • Peter Weis
    Strategic Advisor

    Peter F. Weis is the former global CIO and current senior advisor at Matson, a 2.3B publicly traded global transportation and logistics provider based in Oakland, CA. During Peter's 15-year tenure as CIO, he led Matson's successful 9-year technology transformation.  Matson is now a 136 year-old shipping company that operates its entire global business in the cloud. Costs are down, and velocity and customer satisfaction are up. Matson is consistently ranked as one of the top ocean transportation providers in the world, both in overall and in IT. In 2018, Matson was recognized by Computerworld as "One of the Best 100 Places to Work in IT."

    As Peter continues to advise Matson, he also advises several start-ups, works closely with a number of VC firms and is on the faculty of his alma mater, UC Berkeley.  He also holds an M.B.A. with Honors from the Wharton School and is a 2014 inductee into the CIO Hall of Fame.


April 25, 2019, 7:30 AM-5:30 PM
Fairmont San Francisco

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 - 9:10 AM

HMG Lead, Innovate, Disrupt Tech Talk:  Holistic Technology Transformation

Peter Weis, Senior Advisor, Matson Navigation Company

Leading a transformation is an act of optimism and nearly always a career inflection point.   In order to succeed though, CIO's need to avoid the temptation to focus singularly on any one area as the key to success.  Rather, a transformational effort must be viewed as an ecosystem, where all components move in concert or else face the failure caused by blind spots and lack of attention.   In this session, learn how Peter Weis developed and implemented a 6-part framework as he led Matson's generational transformation -- from decades-old legacy platforms to the world's only 100% cloud-based global transportation and logistics company.

9:10 AM - 9:30 AM

HMG Lead, Innovate, Disrupt Tech Talk: A Digital Transformation Journey, Enterprise Analytics, and Data Science at Equinix

Rosh Dawes, Vice President of Global IT Analytics and Data Science, Equinix

There is a surge in new technologies in the market, most enterprises recognize the strategic value in analytics and data science, but many are in the early stages of transforming their enterprises to fully embrace and leverage the opportunities analytics and data science programs can bring. 

9:30 AM - 9:50 AM

HMG Lead, Innovate, Disrupt Tech Talk:  James Healy, SVP Strategy & CFO, Dxterity (by Pluto7)

Today’s dynamic business landscape requires deep experience to draw up disruptive innovation.  Speed and Adaptation are critical to sustaining advantage in our ever increasing high stakes economy.   James Healy has  taken innovation into a diverse set of business verticals bringing a blend of business acumen, data driven invention and technology awareness.  He has held diverse leadership positions across large enterprises to disruptive startups, from CFO to head of strategy and innovation and business development, James has had several successful exits and still continues to find passion to make positive change and improve people’s lives.    In his keynote session, James references key elements of his journey and how we can find the spark to make an impact across ourselves, our teams and bring in the change we seek.   

9:50 AM - 10:20 AM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

10:20 AM - 10:50 AM

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW:  Cynthia Stoddard, SVP & CIO, Adobe, interviewed by Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy

Business transformation is a C-suite imperative and it does not happen without the CIO.  Adobe’s transformation from desktop to cloud-based solutions re-defined how the company is running its business and engaging customers and employees.  

Adobe’s CIO, Cynthia Stoddard, has a strategic role in digitizing and scaling the business for future growth.  She will share insights on how she is enabling a data-driven enterprise; driving operational excellence; and innovating with AI/ML automation for business enablement. 

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

Sebastian Grady, President, Rimini Street

Jon Roller, CIO, Horsley Bridge Partners

Muddu Sudhakar, Entrepreneur & Executive, Stealth Mode Startup Company 

Moderator:  Anil Earla, Chief Digital and Information Officer, Stealth.AI

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 Sponsor:  Hexaware


Mark Egan, Partner, StrataFusion

HMG has a long history of giving back to the community and developing future leaders. We are proud to be a sponsor of the CISE Security Program at Merritt College (https://cisesecurity.com/) that was designed by security industry thought leaders to develop the next generation of security professionals.  Merritt college serves the Oakland school district that includes students from less advantaged backgrounds. CISE Security Program offers progressive companies the opportunity to improve their security program and give back to the community. We will be discussing the program in more detail during this session and discuss how you can get involved.

HMG Strategy 2019 TOP TECHNOLOGY EXECUTIVES TO WATCH AWARD presented to Cynthia Stoddard, SVP & CIO, Adobe

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM 

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

Saqib Awan, Vice President, Lightspeed Venture Partners

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

Tony Leng, Managing Director and CIO Practice Leader, Diversified Search

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

Moderator:  Beth Devin, Head, Innovation Network, Citi Ventures

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 BRIEFING:  The Evolution of the Customer Experience: What It Means to the CIO

Colleen Berube, CIO, Zendesk

We are in the middle of an incredible shift in how businesses operate. The transformation of the customer experience and the prevalence of the public cloud are fundamentally changing the role of the CIO. It is CIOs who can help organizations adapt or be left behind. 

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

3:00 PM - 3:40 PM 

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Readying for the Boardroom Leap

Coco Brown, CEO, Athena Alliance

Paul Dwyer, CEO, Viamericas Corporation

KG Charles-Harris, CEO, Quarrio

Aurangzeb Khan, SVP, Intelligent Vision Systems, GN Jabra

Rand Morimoto, Ph.D., CEO, Convergent Computing

Moderator:  Mark Egan, Partner, StrataFusion

Every company is on a digital journey. CIOs, CTOs and CDOs are well-positioned to guide that process – but not many find themselves on company boards. Why?

This panel comprises top technology executives as well as CEOs who sit on company boards.  They will share insights into what it takes to be boardroom-ready, how to get on a board, and what skills are needed to be effective in that role.

3:40 PM - 3:50 PM

Transition Break

3:50 PM - 4:30 PM

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Adapting to the Accelerating Pace of Change

Elena Andreadakis, CAO Enterprise Services, FHLBank San Francisco

Ed Bannigan, Vice President, Western U.S., UiPath

Kevin Barnes, VP & Managing Director, Ferguson Ventures

Paul Chapman, CIO, Box

Moderator:  Tony Leng, Managing Director and CIO Practice Leader, Diversified Search

Geo-political and business disruption is relentless. And while the pressure to keep pace with these changes can be daunting, technology executives are ideally positioned to help the executive team identify how technology and culture can be brought together to help the company succeed. In this session, top executives will share their perspectives on how effective technology leaders are thinking and leading differently with the CEO and the Board to help the enterprise succeed in these highly-disruptive times.

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Raffle Prizes and Executive Networking Reception

Presenting Partners

  • Adobe

    Adobe gives everyone—from emerging artists to global brands—everything they need to design and deliver exceptional digital experiences. We empower people to create beautiful and powerful images, videos, and apps, and transform how companies interact with customers across every screen. Adobe Creative Cloud, Document Cloud, and Experience Cloud bring together our design expertise with customer intelligence to deliver experiences that get results. With a robust platform that’s powered by advanced science, a thriving community of partners and developers, and a culture that’s passionate about pushing the boundaries of what’s possible with our products, Adobe is changing the world through digital experiences.

  • Equinix

    Companies today need to digitize business to compete and scale in the digital economy. To be digital leaders, businesses must invest in digital infrastructure to unlock new opportunities and support their sustainability goals. Equinix powers digital leaders to fast-track their competitive advantage. We deliver on this through our platform and global ecosystem of leading service providers—across clouds, networking, storage, compute, and software—and by bringing together foundational infrastructure, delivered through software and powering interconnected ecosystems.

  • Pluto7

    Pluto7 is passionate about boosting human creativity by leveraging Google Cloud's smart analytics and ML/Ai. It helps businesses think big for their customers, enhance marketing ROI with personalized customer engagement, and create next generation supply chain operations. Pluto7 has created accelerated solutions that drive rapid automation and digital transformation across Retail, Manufacturing, Hi-Tech and Healthcare industries. For their co-innovation with customers, Google Cloud recognized Pluto7 as Top 5 breakthrough partners and Gartner shortlisted them as Top 6 global finalists for transforming supply chain.

  • Zendesk

    The best customer experiences are built with Zendesk. Zendesk’s powerful and flexible customer service and engagement platform scales to meet the needs of any business, from startups and small businesses to growth companies and enterprises. Zendesk serves businesses across a multitude of industries, with more than 100,000 paid customer accounts offering service and support in more than 30 languages. Headquartered in San Francisco, Zendesk operates worldwide with 15 offices in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and South America.


Platinum Partners

  • Box

    Box (NYSE:BOX) is the leading Content Cloud, a single platform that empowers organizations to manage the entire content lifecycle, work securely from anywhere, and integrate across best-of-breed apps. Founded in 2005, Box simplifies work for leading global organizations, including AstraZeneca, JLL, and Nationwide. Box is headquartered in Redwood City, CA, with offices across the United States, Europe, and Asia. Visit box.com to learn more. And visit box.org to learn more about how Box empowers nonprofits to fulfill their missions.

  • Rimini Street

    Rimini Street, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMNI) is a global provider of enterprise software products and services, the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products and a Salesforce partner. The Company offers premium, ultra-responsive and integrated application management and support services that enable enterprise software licensees to save significant costs, free up resources for innovation and achieve better business outcomes. Nearly 1,900 Global Fortune 500, midmarket, public sector and other organizations from a broad range of industries rely on Rimini Street as their trusted enterprise software products and services provider.

  • UiPath

    UiPath is leading the “automation first” era – championing one robot for every person, delivering free and open training and collaboration, and enabling robots to learn new skills through AI and machine learning. The company’s enterprise Robotic Process Automation (RPA) platform has already automated millions of repetitive, mind-numbing tasks for business and government organizations all over the world, improving productivity, customer experience, and employee job satisfaction. Recently named by Comparably as the 6th happiest place to work and the 11th best company culture among large businesses, UiPath is one of the fastest growing and highest-valued AI enterprise software companies worldwide.


Gold Partners

  • ForgeRock

    ForgeRock®, the leader in digital identity management, transforms how businesses build trusted relationships with people, services, and things. Organizations adopt the ForgeRock Identity Platform™ as their digital identity system of record to monetize customer relationships, address regulations for privacy and consent (GDPR, HIPAA, PSD2, Open Banking, etc), and leverage the internet of things. ForgeRock serves hundreds of brands, including Morningstar, Vodafone, GEICO, Toyota, TomTom, and Pearson, as well as governments like Norway, Canada, and Belgium, securing billions of identities worldwide. ForgeRock has offices across the USA, Europe, and Asia.

  • Insight

    Insight Cloud + Data Center Transformation 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.

  • Tintri by DDN

    Tintri by DDN builds VM-aware storage that challenges the storage quo. Tintri by DDN builds VM-aware storage specifically for your virtualized applications—with none of the limitations of traditional physical-first storage. When you store your virtual machines on Tintri, they perform 6x faster, pack 10x more densely and take 98% less management, saving you time, money and sanity. Learn more at www.tintri.com to get the storage that can guarantee the performance of virtualized servers, databases and desktops applications.


Supporting Partners

  • Ivanti

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

  • Secure-24

    Secure-24, an NTT Communications Company, has 17 years of experience delivering mission critical application hosting, comprehensive managed IT, cloud, and security services to enterprises worldwide. Secure-24’s focus on superior service, support, governance and compliance has driven industry-leading client satisfaction rates. The company is an SAP certified Hosting, HANA, and Cloud Partner, a Microsoft Silver Partner and an Oracle Gold Partner managing Oracle E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards and Hyperion applications across all industries for businesses of every size. Secure-24 has been named one of Computerworld’s 100 Best Places to Work in IT for six consecutive years.


Breakfast Partners

  • Symbio

    Headquartered in San Jose, California, with regional headquarters in Helsinki and Beijing, Symbio is a global digital services company that helps companies build innovative software products and transformative digital services that connect, engage and amaze their customers. For over twenty years, Symbio’s designers, architects, and engineers have taken a customer-centric approach to unlock innovation and deliver exceptional products and service experience. Embedded in its operational DNA, Symbio’s innovation and design thinking process goes beyond a problem-focused approach to deliver optimum design and functionality for organizations and its customers.


Lunch Partners

  • Hexaware

    Hexaware is the fastest growing next-generation provider of IT products and services. Our focus lies on taking a leadership position in helping our clients attain customer intimacy as their competitive advantage. Our digital offerings have helped our clients achieve operational excellence and customer delight. We are now on a journey of metamorphosing the experiences of our customer’s customers by leveraging our industry-leading delivery and execution model, built around the strategy— ‘Automate Everything, Cloudify Everything, Transform Customer Experiences.’ Hexaware services customers in over two dozen languages, from every major time zone and every major regulatory zone. Our goal is to be the first IT services company in the world to have a 50% digital workforce.


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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


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.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • Lightspeed Venture Partners

    Lightspeed Ventures is a global VC firm headquartered in Silicon Valley, with offices in India, Israel, and China. With over $7 billion under management, Lightspeed invests in both enterprise and consumer tech startups from early-stage to late-stage. With over 300 active startups in the portfolio, Lightspeed has invested in companies like Brocade, Informatica, Nutanix, AppDynamics, Mulesoft, zScaler, etc. Lightspeed has also created a CIO Innovation Advisory Network to connect forward-thinking IT leaders with Silicon Valley.

  • 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).


Fairmont San Francisco

950 Mason Street
San Francisco, CA

Room rate is $349/night. This rate expires on March 27, 2019.

To book a room, please call 415-772-5000 and mention the HMG CIO Executive Leadership Summit.

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.


For more information contact us:

(203) 221-2702

HMG Strategy Executive Leadership Summits deliver world class thought leadership where attendees receive unique insights into best practices and hear success stories involving leadership, management, technology and career development.

Key Areas of Focus Include:

  • Leading Courageously and Authentically in Times of Crisis
  • Reimagining the Business and the Future of Work
  • Winning the War on Talent
  • Creating a Workplace of Diversity and Inclusion to Foster Innovation
  • Becoming Boardroom Ready
  • Blazing the Path to Secure Innovation
  • Strengthening Your Personal Brand

The Strongest Executive Leadership Network

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