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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 Atlanta CIO Executive Leadership Summit.


  • Eric Anderson
    Partner - Global Head of FinTech Practice
    Egon Zehnder

    Eric is the Managing Partner for the Egon Zehnder Atlanta office and the Head of the “FinTech” practice group. He is a core member of the Financial Services and Technology Practices serving industry clients in executive search, board search and management appraisal capacities. He is also a member of the Financial Officers practice having accomplished numerous senior level assignments.

    Eric’s consulting work touches on a broad array of functional areas, including senior general management positions as well as senior level functional leadership roles in a variety of sectors including financial services, software, services and high technology in both public and private equity backed companies.

    Prior to joining Egon Zehnder International, Eric was the President of BISYS Compliance and Licensing Services where his responsibilities included growing the Education, Licensing and Advanced Designations’ business for BISYS. BISYS was sold to Citibank in 2005.

    Prior to joining BISYS, Eric gained significant experience in the technology field as a Vice President for S1 Corporation, a financial services software company, covering sales, marketing and general management in the U.S. and internationally. He served as Senior Vice President/General Manager of Knowledge Alliance, an information technology consulting organization, and Vice President of Sales and Marketing for ExecuTrain Corporation. Additionally, Eric worked for Baxter Healthcare in various international sales, marketing and operations roles.

    Eric has a BS in Marketing from the Pennsylvania State University and an MBA in International Business from the University of Miami. After university, he served in the Armed Forces as a helicopter pilot in the Army. Eric, his wife Pam and their three children reside in Alpharetta, Georgia.

  • Anthony Dupree
    Chief Information Officer & Chief Information Security Officer
    CareerBuilder

  • Jay Ferro
    CIO
    Quikrete

     

  • Kenneth Foster
    Head Global Cyber Risk Governance
    First Data Corporation

  • Mark Gelhardt
    VP, Technology Governance
    U.S. Bank | Elavon

    Mark Gelhardt, is a retired Army officer and former CIO to The White House, supporting President Clinton, the VP, the White House Staff, and the U.S. Secret Service managing all the classified automation and telecommunications. Since retiring from the Army Mark has held multiple leadership positions in Information Technology and Information Security.  Mark has been the CIO/CSO for World Airways – the largest US wide body long-hall charter airline.  CTO (Global Operations)/CISO for InterCall - the world’s largest conferencing company.  Chief Information Security Officer for TravelClick - a Software as a Service company in the hospitality space.  Consulted as the Interim CISO for the Georgia Lottery & NCR.  Currently Mark is the VP, Global Technology Governance for US Bank/Elavon.  Mark is the author of “My time at the Clinton White House” which was published the summer of 2018.  

  • Jason James
    CIO
    Optima Healthcare Solutions

    Jason James serves as Optima Healthcare Solutions’, Chief Information Officer (CIO) and leads the development and transformation of all IT applications, infrastructure, security, DevOps, support and operations. Jason has over twenty years of experience transforming and modernizing IT organizations to ensure the highest level of performance and business alignment. In 2017, Jason was named “20 must-follow CIOs on Twitter” by The Enterprisers Project.  Prior to joining Optima, he directed IT for several fast-growth technology companies including EarthLink, PRGX, and Servigistics.  Jason is a frequent contributor to thought leadership publications like CIO.com and The Enterprisers Project.  In addition to various technical certifications, he holds a bachelor's of science degree from Oregon State University and a master’s degree in Applied Information Management from the University of Oregon.

  • 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.

     

  • Ryan Loy
    CIO
    EBSCO Industries, Inc.

  • Teresa Miquelarena
    Global Director Intelligent Automation
    Kimberly-Clark Corporation

    Teresa serves as the Global Director Intelligent Automation of Kimberly-Clark Corporation. In this position, she is responsible for responsible for building and leading the organization that will plan, govern, deliver, and run automation solutions including Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and intelligent automation (IA) using Machine/Deep Learning and Cognitive technologies.

    Teresa has also served as Global Director Enterprise Architecture of Kimberly-Clark, in this role, she leveraged technology to develop global future-state business capabilities, blending people, process, technology and information. Interacted with all Information Technology C-executive roles and various business leaders. Served as the leader for architecture review board to guarantee adoption of digital technologies through all designs.

    Teresa also served as North American and European Business Intelligence Leader of Kimberly-Clark.

    Before joining Kimberly-Clark, Teresa held senior-level roles in the technology departments of Cadbury Stani Adams and Black & Decker and Dewalt.

    Both inside and outside the office, Teresa enjoys coaching and mentoring others in technology and career goals. She supports her passions by serving on the boards of one Enterprise Architecture; and leveraging her passion for technology applying it to disabilities

    Teresa holds a Bachelor in Information Systems from Universidad Argentina de la Empresa located in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Teresa also participates in a top talent executive development program.

  • Harry Moseley
    CIO
    Zoom

    Harry D. Moseley brings to Zoom a blend of transformational leadership, disruptive innovation, and corporate growth strategies. As the former CIO & Managing Director for KPMG, Harry was responsible for technology and innovation to support the firm's competitive growth. Over five years he identified and replaced legacy technology to dramatically improve productivity, security, and reliability. Before joining KPMG, Harry served as CIO & Senior Managing Director - Partner for Blackstone, where he led the company's transformation to the world's best digital alternative asset manager. Prior to Blackstone, Harry was a Managing Director for Credit Suisse, where he served as the CIO of Global Investment Banking, and Global Co-Head of Application Development / Co-CIO of the firm. Before Credit Suisse, Harry served as CTO & Managing Director for UBS Americas.

    Harry has been inducted into CIO Magazine's Hall of Fame, recognized as one of the world's top 100 CIOs by Computerworld, and honored by Irish Magazine as one of its Annual Wall Street 50. Harry is an Advisory Board Member of the New York Center for Dental Restorative Services, a Board Member of Rewards Network, a member of the Advisory Board of the New York City Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and a sponsor of nPower. He is a former Board Member of Bi-Sam (since acquired by Factset), a former Advisor to Aquiline Capital Partners, and a former Board Member of iLevel Solutions (since acquired by Ipreo). He also led Blackstone's investment in Watchdox (since acquired by Blackberry).

  • 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.

     

     

  • Mark Polansky
    Senior Partner, Technology Officers Practice
    Korn Ferry

    Mark has extensively recruited chief information officers, chief technology officers, chief information security officers and other senior IT leadership talent across varied vertical sectors including Industrial, Consumer, Life Sciences and Higher Education. His consultative approach to search encompasses talent strategy, organization design, search process and diversity recruiting. Mark ’s clients range from the Fortune 100 (McKesson, General Electric, Hewlett-Packard, Boeing) to smaller high-growth companies (Under Armour, Regeneron, DirecTV) as well as prestigious public and private universities (Harvard, Rockefeller, University of Florida).

    Before entering the search field, Mark developed and marketed information systems within the Financial Services and Higher Education sectors. He currently serves on the Advisory Committee for Columbia University's executive graduate program in Information Technology Management.

    Mark frequently addresses conferences and writes on information technology and career management topics. He is the creator of the “Executive Career Counsel” column in CIO Magazine and on CIO.com. He is a member of the Society for Information Management (SIM) and has served as President of the New York Chapter. He sits on the Advisory Boards of The Information Technology Senior Management Forum (ITSMF), the national organization dedicated to fostering executive talent among African-American IT professionals, and HITEC, the Hispanic Information Technology Executive Council.

    Mark holds a master’s degree in Computer Science from Pratt Institute and a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Electrical Engineering from Union College.

  • Dan Puterbaugh
    Director, Strategic Development, Document Cloud
    Adobe

    Dan Puterbaugh is the Director of Strategic Development with Adobe Document Cloud.

    An attorney for over 20 years, Puterbaugh has written and spoken extensively on issues related to digital transactions.  He is a past Chairman of the Electronic Signature and Records Association and has spoken at a wide variety of conferences in the US and Europe including the annual Association of Corporate Counsel, and American Bar Association Technology conferences.  He has published articles on a variety of topics related to digital transactions including simplifying legal workflows, the new EU electronic signature law, eIDAS and the challenges of electronic signature implementations.  He joined Adobe Systems in 2008 as legal lead for Adobe’s enterprise document solution, LiveCycle.As director of Strategic Development, Puterbaugh works closely with Adobe’s customers to accelerate their digital transformation and to direct Document Cloud’s development strategies.  Puterbaugh also helped form the Cloud Signature Consortium and helps drive Adobe’s thought leadership in the digital document space.Prior to joining Adobe, Puterbaugh spent seven years as assistant general counsel at Intuit Inc., a leading provider of business and financial management solutions for consumers, small and mid-sized businesses, and accounting professionals. While there, he was the lead attorney supporting all product development company-wide including the establishment and ongoing support of the company’s product development operations in Bangalore. Puterbaugh is a member of the California Bar Association. He received his Juris Doctor from Santa Clara University. He currently resides in Los Gatos, CA.

  • Dr. Kenneth Russell
    Former Vice President, Digital Transformation and CIO
    Pfeiffer University

  • Andrew Sohn
    Former SVP of Global Digital and Analytics Services
    Crawford & Company

    Andrew Sohn is the Former SVP of Global Digital and Analytics Services at Crawford and Company. Crawford is the world's largest publicly listed independent provider of claims management solutions to insurance companies and self-insured entities with an expansive global network serving clients in more than 70 countries.  Andrew is responsible for the global data platforms developing and implementing the strategies for data management, data integration, reporting and business intelligence, advanced analytics and digital innovation.

  • William VanCuren
    SVP & CIO
    NCR Corporation

    Bill VanCuren is vice president and CIO for NCR Corporation. Bill is a member of both the corporate leadership team and Chief Financial Office organizations. His current assignment as the CIO has oversight over the full application realization process, portfolio management, global networks and processing services for both internal and external customer services, security and compliancy, and all workgroup computing. Bill has 30 years of experience in the information technology (IT) field and has held increasingly responsible positions. Bill established the first NCR captive IT development center in India, championed the engineering processes to achieve the Capability Maturity Model (CMM) Level 3, and has driven world-class levels of both efficiency and improved effectiveness via a combined IT and business governance.  As a result of implementing leading practice strategies, his organization is consistently named to the Information Week500, and was listed in CIO magazine’s 2014 CIO 100 and Bill was named CIO of the year in Georgia for 2011. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree, Cum Laude, from The Ohio State University and his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton. He has also received executive training at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, along with a variety of extended leadership training from the NCR University. He is a board member of the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) and Georgia CIO Leadership Association (GCLA).  He is also an Advisory Board Member for the College of Engineering at Georgia Tech and the University of Georgia – Terry School of Business, MIS Department. 

  • Ashok Vantipalli
    CIO
    TireHub

  • Bob Varnadoe
    CISO
    NCR Corporation

    Bob Varnadoe is Chief Information Security Officer for NCR Corporation.  His duties include overall information security and operational/IT aspects of NCR’s privacy program, IT risk management, and compliance company-wide, training and awareness for information security, and oversight of the deployment of security technologies.   Bob works with NCR’s lines of business, Professional Services, Legal, Internal Audit, Customer Services and HW/SW Engineering to develop and build out our company-wide strategy for information security, and represents the IT organization in NCR’s Enterprise Risk Management committee.

    Prior to NCR, Bob was with Fiserv Corporation where he was responsible for information security within Fiserv’s corporate risk organization. His team was responsible for information security oversight, governance, and strategy across Fiserv’s business units. The team also provided consulting to Fiserv’s divisions and operating units for information security matters. Over his tenure at Fiserv Bob has led teams focused on information security engineering and operations for network infrastructure, distributed systems, and mainframe systems. He has also led teams focused on application security testing and consulting, information security strategy, and built Fiserv’s security operations center.  

    Bob joined Fiserv through the acquisition of CheckFree Corporation where he was responsible for information security strategy within CheckFree’s corporate function. Prior to joining CheckFree, Bob was IT Director for an architecture and engineering firm in Atlanta. He has over 20 years of experience in data networking and information systems. 15 years of which were spent exclusively in the security field.   Bob holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

  • Gautam Vyas
    SVP & Chief Growth Officer, Global Payments Division
    FIS

    Gautam Vyas is SVP and Chief Growth Officer at FIS. Gautam was recruited to FIS in 2016 to build its Global Professional Services business, drive its growth trajectory, and leads FIS’ Software & Professional Services business. Gautam added Growth Officer responsibilities in 2018. As Chief Growth Officer, Gautam’s responsibilities include accelerating FIS’ top and bottom-line growth through new and unique Services, expanding new and existing client footprint, and creating new distribution channels. FIS’ Software and Professional Services division is a Payments modernizer that actively supports financial institutions globally, helping clients meet their payments unification goals across the entire organization - through Payments Strategy consulting, Large scale system integrations, Business transformation, process customizations, implementation of licensed and hosted software, ancillary services, and Go To Market plans. Gautam’s division also ignites its client’ growth through Portfolio expansion, Advanced Analytics & customer adoption & programs execution. Prior to FIS, Gautam has held senior executive roles in large Financial companies and Management Consulting firms like Equifax, Ernst & Young and others, building and transforming businesses and fueling growth. Gautam is advisory board member of CxO advisory organizations, and at Kansas State School of Business, his alma mater. Gautam is an active participant in FinTech industry thought leadership, and actively speaks at industry forums on Strategy, Innovation & Trends, Data and Analytics, and Business Transformation topics. He earned his M.S (Electronics) from S.P. University and MBA from Kansas State University. Gautam is based in Atlanta area with his teams across the Globe.

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August 15, 2019, 7:30 AM-5:30 PM
St. Regis Atlanta

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM        

Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking


8:30 AM - 8:50 AM  

Welcome and Introduction

Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy


8:50 AM - 9:20 AM

HMG Lead, Innovate, Disrupt Tech Talk:  Communications and Collaboration

Harry Moseley, CIO, Zoom

Interviewed by Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy

Today’s high growth companies are changing the way they communicate, collaborate and get work done. Join this exclusive interview to understand why companies are throwing out traditional video conferencing services and adopting Zoom, the fastest growing app for enterprise. Harry will share his views on the future of work, video communications, team collaboration, office design, and how AI will be adopted to make meeting over video even better than meeting in person. Harry will also discuss Zoom's unique company culture of caring, building trust, and focusing on customer happiness and how this drives innovation and speed.


9:20 AM - 9:50 AM

HMG Lead, Innovate, Disrupt Tech Talk:  Dan Puterbaugh, Director, Strategic Development, Document Cloud, Adobe


9:50 AM - 10:20 AM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


10:20 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Mark Gelhardt, VP, Technology Governance, U.S. Bank | Elavon

Ryan Loy, CIO, EBSCO Industries, Inc.

Teresa Miquelarena, Global Director Intelligent Automation, Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Andrew Sohn, Former SVP of Global Digital and Analytics Services Crawford & Company

TBD: UiPath

Moderator:  Dr. Kenneth Russell, Former Vice President, Digital Transformation and CIO, Pfeiffer University

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.


11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


11:30 AM - 12:00 PM  

EXECUTIVE BRIEFING:  Lenovo


12:10 PM - 1:10 PM

Luncheon

HMG STRATEGY 2019 TECHNOLOGY EXECUTIVES TO WATCH AWARDS presented to:

Vish Narendra, VP & CIO, Graphic Packaging Corporation

William VanCuren, SVP & CIO, NCR Corporation


1:10 PM - 1:40 PM 

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

Eric Anderson, Partner - Global Head of FinTech Practice, Egon Zehnder

Steve Kendrick, President, KER Partners

Mark Polansky, Senior Partner, Technology Officers Practice, Korn Ferry

Moderator: Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy

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


1:40 PM - 2:10 PM

EXECUTIVE BRIEFING: RingCentral


2:10 PM - 2:40 PM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


2:40 PM - 3:20 PM 

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Enabling Innovation in the Secure Enterprise

Anthony Dupree, Chief Information Officer & Chief Information Security Officer, CareerBuilder

Kenneth Foster, Head Global Cyber Risk Governance, First Data Corporation

Jason James, CIO, Optima Healthcare Solutions

Michelle Stewart, CISO, RentPath

Bob Varnadoe, CISO, NCR Corporation

Moderator:  Mark Gelhardt, VP, Technology Governance, U.S. Bank | Elavon

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.


3:20 PM - 3:30 PM

Transition Break


3:30 PM - 4:10 PM

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

Jay Ferro, CIO, Quikrete

Ashok Vantipalli
, CIO, TireHub

William VanCuren, SVP & CIO, NCR Corporation

Gautam Vyas, SVP & Chief Growth Officer, Global Payments Division, FIS

TBD: Zendesk

 Moderator: Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy

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. 


4:10 PM - 5:30 PM

Raffle Prizes and Executive Networking Reception



Presenting Partners

  • Adobe

    Adobe innovations drive the future of digital media. Adobe tools help customers create highly compelling content, deliver it across diverse media and devices, and then optimize it through systematic targeting and measurement. Only Adobe offers this complete spectrum of capabilities, providing a critical competitive edge in today's ever-changing media landscape. To learn more, please visit http://www.adobe.com/solutions/digital-media.html

    http://www.adobe.com/solutions/digital-media.html
  • Lenovo

    Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a US$45 billion Fortune 500 company and a global technology leader in driving Intelligent Transformation through smart devices and infrastructure that create the best user experience. Lenovo manufactures one of the world’s widest portfolio of connected products, including smartphones (Motorola), tablets, PCs (ThinkPad, Yoga, Lenovo Legion) and workstations as well as AR/VR devices and smart home/office solutions. Lenovo’s data center solutions (ThinkSystem, ThinkAgile) are creating the capacity and computing power for the connections that are changing business and society. Lenovo works to inspire the different in everyone and build a smarter future where everyone thrives.

    http://www.lenovo.com/
  • RingCentral

    RingCentral, Inc. (NYSE: RNG) is a global provider of cloud enterprise unified communications and collaboration solutions. More flexible and cost-effective than legacy on-premise systems, RingCentral empowers today’s mobile and distributed workforces to be connected anywhere and on any device through voice, video, team messaging, collaboration, SMS, conferencing, online meetings, contact center, and fax. RingCentral provides an open platform that integrates with today’s leading business apps while giving customers the flexibility to customize their own workflows. RingCentral is a leader in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications as a Service Worldwide for the third consecutive year. RingCentral is headquartered in Belmont, Calif.

    https://www.ringcentral.com/
  • Zoom

    Zoom is the leader in modern enterprise video communications, with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, chat, and webinars across mobile, desktop, and room systems. Zoom Rooms is the original software-based conference room solution used around the world in board, conference, huddle, and training rooms, as well as executive offices and classrooms. Founded in 2011, Zoom helps businesses and organizations bring their teams together in a frictionless environment to get more done.

    https://zoom.us

Platinum Partners

  • 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.

    https://www.zendesk.com/

Gold Partners

  • Pure Storage

    Pure Storage helps customers build a better world with data. The Pure Storage Data Platform, powered by all-flash storage, offers a simpler, more effective, and more flexible solution for cloud infrastructure and data-rich applications like artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data analytics. With Satmetrix-certified NPS performance in the top 1% of B2B companies, Pure has an ever-expanding range of customers who are some of the happiest in the world.

    https://www.purestorage.com
  • Rubrik

    Rubrik delivers a single software platform to manage and protect data in the cloud, at the edge, and on-premises. Enterprises choose Rubrik’s Cloud Data Management software to simplify backup and recovery, accelerate cloud adoption, and enable automation at scale. As organizations of all sizes adopt cloud-first policies, they rely on Rubrik’s Polaris SaaS platform to unify data for security, governance, and compliance.

    https://www.rubrik.com/
  • Zerto

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

    http://www.zerto.com/

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.

    https://www.ivanti.com/

Breakfast Partners

  • Slalom

    Slalom is a purpose-driven consulting firm that helps companies solve business problems and build for the future, with solutions spanning business advisory, customer experience, technology, and analytics. We partner with companies to push the boundaries of what’s possible—together. Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Seattle, WA, Slalom has organically grown to nearly 4,700 employees. We were named one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2017 and are regularly recognized by our employees as a best place to work. You can find us in 25 cities across the U.S., U.K., and Canada. Learn more at slalom.com.

    https://www.slalom.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
  • 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 Ventures is a global VC firm headquartered in Silicon Valley, with offices in India, Israel, and China. With over $6 billion under management, Lightspeed invests in both enterprise and consumer tech startups from early-stage to late-stage. With over 300 active startups in the portfolio, Lightspeed has invested in companies like Brocade, Informatica, Nutanix, AppDynamics, Mulesoft, zScaler, etc. Lightspeed has also created a CIO Innovation Advisory Network to connect forward-thinking IT leaders with Silicon Valley.

    http://lsvp.com
  • Sequoia 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

St. Regis Atlanta

Eighty-Eight West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta, GA

Room rate is $319/night. This rate expires on July 15, 2019.

To book a room, please call 1-877-787-3447 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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