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2019 Boston CIO Executive Leadership Summit

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InterContinental Boston, Boston, MA


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 Boston CIO Executive Leadership Summit.


  • Saad Ayub
    CDO
    Zones, Inc.

    Senior technology executive who leverages emerging and digital technologies to transform organizations, formulate new business models, and facilitate enterprise growth. Business technology strategist with a reputation for driving innovation, developing new revenue opportunities, streamlining IT platforms, and decreasing costs and time-to-market.

    Saad has a wide range of experience that includes applied research, management consulting, and leading technology organizations. Currently he is working as Chief Digital Officer where he is responsible for developing overall digital strategy and driving enterprise-wide transformation of Zones’ business model and service offerings. Previously his consulting work focused on IT and digital strategy, new product development, and supporting private equity firms on technology related aspects of their portfolio companies. His technology leadership roles include, Global CIO at Scholastic and divisional CIO at Aetna and The Hartford. He has worked as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company where he worked with clients on technology strategy and transformation of IT organizations. Additionally, he worked as a research scientist and product developer in the field of Artificial Intelligence at GE Corporate Research & Development and GTE Labs.

    Saad has published numerous papers in the field of Artificial Intelligence. He has been a speaker on a number of IT leadership topics at various conferences. Saad has been named one of the Premier 100 IT Leaders by Computerworld magazine. He has a BSc in Computer Engineering from METU, Ankara, Turkey, a PhD in Computer Science and an MBA from RPI, Troy, NY.

  • Wolfgang Bauriedel
    Practice Lead, Technology Sector
    Russell Reynolds Associates

    Wolfgang Bauriedel is a member of the firm’s Technology Sector. He specializes in technology enabled business transformation and advises clients across industries on digital transformation, organization and enablement. He is based in Boston.

    PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE


    Before joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Wolfgang served as Partner and Managing Director for the Boston Consulting Group in their Digital Transformation Practice. Prior to that, Wolfgang was Partner for the Strategic Information Technology and Operations practice at Oliver Wyman. Earlier in his career, he held various leadership roles for AlixPartners, Kabel Baden-Wuerttemberg, and Accenture.

    EDUCATION


    Wolfgang earned his Master’s in Computer Science from the Technical University in Munich, Germany. He also has a Bachelor’s in Computer Science from the Technical University in Munich, Germany and Mathematics from the University of Bayreuth, Germany. Wolfgang is fluent in German.

  • Nicole Eagan
    CEO
    Darktrace

    As Chief Executive Officer of Darktrace, Nicole Eagan has established the company as the global leader of AI cyber defense. Named “Top Technology Executive to Watch” in 2019 and 'AI Leader of the Year' in 2017, her extensive career spans 25 years working for Oracle and early to late-stage growth companies. Today, Darktrace has 2,500 customers and a valuation of $1.65 billion. The company’s innovative approach to cyber security has won more than 100 awards and the company has been named to WSJ's Tech Companies to Watch, Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies, and the CNBC Disruptor 50.

  • Patrick Ford
    CISO, Americas Region
    Schneider Electric

  • Hugo Fueglein
    Managing Director, CIO/IT Practice
    Diversified Search

    Hugo Fueglein is a Managing Director in Diversified Search’s New York City office. He is a leader in the CIO & IT Management Practice in the United States and is a core member of the Global CIO Practice for Diversified Search.  Mr. Fueglein is also a leading member of the Global Technology Practice at Diversified Search. He has placed technology executives in key positions across all industries.  Hugo’s specialization is in the placement of Chief Information Officers, Chief Technology Officers, and technology executives in IT Architecture, IT Infrastructure, Application Development, and IT Operations.

    Prior to joining Diversified Search, Mr. Fueglein was an Executive Vice President with DHR International and formerly an integral member of the CIO and IT Practice at CTPartners.  He served clients across industries, recruiting talent to fill critical roles in corporate technology functions.  Hugo has completed assignments for CIOs and key leadership positions in technology for a broad scope of clients that continuously utilize technology as a strategic initiative.  Industry sectors served include technology, consumer goods, retail, energy, financial services, health care, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, and industrial.

    Hugo’s search career also includes being a Principal with both Korn/Ferry International and Morgan Samuels.  During his seven year tenure with Korn/Ferry, he was instrumental in the creation of the CIO Center of Expertise.  Earlier in his career, Hugo was an economist with Chase Econometrics and The WEFA Group (Wharton Economic Forecasting Associates).  While serving as an economist with The WEFA Group (Wharton Economic Forecasting Associates), Hugo refined his strategic process management and developed superior communication abilities in working with a diverse clientele.

    Education
    BS, Agricultural Economics, University of Connecticut

    MS, Agricultural Economics, University of Connecticut

  • Ken Grady
    CVP & CIO
    IDEXX Laboratories

    Ken Grady serves as Vice President & global CIO for IDEXX Laboratories, the global leader in diagnostics and technology solutions for animal health, water & milk quality. Prior to joining IDEXX, Ken served as CIO for New England Biolabs, and global head of IT Shared Services for Novartis Vaccines & Diagnostics. In these roles Ken led early adoption of cloud technologies, the launch of new eCommerce platforms, and the commercialization of connected devices & the Internet of Things. Bringing more than 20 years of life sciences and technology leadership, Ken now leads an worldwide organization supporting new product launches, global distribution and support of some of the most innovative and critical diagnostic capabilities in the market protecting our food and water supply chains, and the health and well being of people and their companion animals.  Ken has been profiled for leadership and innovation by partners such as Salesforce.com, Apple and SAP.  Ken is an active member of the community, having served the last several years on town committees, and as a sponsor and senior advisor to Maine’s Project LOGIN. 

  • Rocco Grillo
    Managing Director - Global Cyber Risk Services
    Alvarez & Marsal

    Cybersecurity Executive Leader with extensive experience leading teams and providing clients with cybersecurity advisory services, incident response investigations, and other technical services, as well as guidance to C-Suite and Board level clients. I serve as a trusted advisor and partner to clients, law enforcement and government agencies, law firms, and industry organizations to address cybersecurity matters including incident response & forensics investigations, as well as vulnerability and threat management matters. He is a Ponemon Institute Fellow and affiliate board advisor to industry organizations including FS-ISAC, Retail-CISC, NH-ISAC as well as other ISACS, and member of the Shared Assessments Steering Committee Board. He has also served on the CLM Cyber Liability Council, the Board of Directors of the NY ISSA, the IT Policy Compliance Group, and the (i-4) Research Committee and he has been Interviewed / quoted in CNNMoney, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The London Times, Thomson Reuters, and other industry publications.

  • Brad Horst
    VP - CIO Advisory Services
    Microdesk

  • John Knuff
    VP, Global Ecosystems
    Equinix

    John is responsible for business growth across the global financial markets. Recognized as a pioneer in financial ecosystems, in 2010 Mr. Knuff was featured as one of the “Biggest Innovators on Wall Street” by Securities Technology Monitor and in 2013, highlighted in the book “Architects of Electronic Trading: Technology Leaders Who Are Shaping Today’s Financial Markets”.

    John’s 20 years of technology experience runs the gamut. From managing enterprise technology for a Fortune 100 firm to launching one of the fastest growing and most disruptive startups, John brings a unique perspective to the value of interconnected ecosystems – across industries. His experience and vision applied to real world challenges has made him a leading force for lasting change in a rapidly evolving world driven by technology, innovation and globalization.

  • Eric Lindgren
    SVP & CIO
    Bright Horizons

  • Ben Martin
    Executive Director & General Manager, Lenovo DCG Professional Services & XaaS
    Lenovo

    As ED & GM of Lenovo’s DCG Professional Services and XaaS organizations globally, Ben is responsible for business strategy, services delivery, and the P&L. Ben has over 20 years’ experience in Sales and Strategy and has lived in 7 different cities on 5 continents. He excels in business turnarounds and start-ups of business units within Software and IT Services MNC’s – the bigger the puzzle, the more exciting the challenge for him. 

    Ben holds a bachelor’s degree from Massey University in his home town of Auckland New Zealand, with a double major in Business and Information Systems. He also holds a Master of Business Administration from MGSM in Sydney Australia. Currently he lives in Raleigh NC, U.S.A. 

    Ben is passionate about his team, developing people, and being a champion for diversity. He enjoys spending time with his young family, practicing his hobby of traditional Okinawan martial arts, and being outdoors. 

  • William Mayo
    CIO
    Broad Institute

    Bill’s background spans Consumer Products, Business Services, Life Sciences, Consulting, Academic and Non-Profit sectors.  He has broad international experience, a deep understanding of technology and a strong strategic orientation.  Bill has led projects, teams and business reviews in over 20 countries, including multiple acquisitions and divestitures, product and drug launches, organizational changes, and major projects.

    Currently Bill is working as CIO for The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard in Cambridge.  In this role his team supports the breakthrough science that is defining the boundaries of our knowledge, understanding and application of genetics.  His team runs a world class High Performance Compute, Storage and Network environment and they are defining the benchmarks for leveraging the cloud in the life sciences.

    Through his work with Strategic Partners Group he built a successful track record consulting for a number of small biotechs.  At Biogen Bill worked closely with the commercial team on multiple drug launches (Tecfidera, Alprolix, Eloctate) and was a lead in the work to prepare the clinical and commercial supply chain in preparation for those launches.

    Bill also brings extensive senior leadership experience in a broad range of global consumer products businesses for Gillette and Procter & Gamble, including personal care, small appliances, portable power, and stationery products.  This included co-leading the integration of Gillette’s $4B US business into P&G’s systems and processes, and performing a board level review of a multi-year, $500M investment in building global capabilities.

    Bill serves as chairman of the governing board of Ascentria Care Alliance and as a Steering Committee member and liaison to the College of Computer and Information Science at Northeastern University’s Venture Mentoring Network.  He has been recognized by CIO magazine as a Rising Star and as a Premier 100 IT leader.

    He received both a BS in Computer Science and an MBA from Northeastern University.

  • Sean McCourt
    Founder & Managing Director
    Longford & Company

    Sean McCourt is Managing Director of Longford & Company, based in downtown Boston. Sean has 17 years of industry experience working with IT executives/CIO’s and has become a valuable asset to many CIO’s through his knowledge of the CIO job market and his connections throughout the industry.

    In early 2012, Sean started Longford & Company, a technology services firm dedicated to high quality service and delivery for IT executives. The firm’s focus is working with CIO’s to provide consultants for high impact projects, as well as conducting executive/management level searches. Since 1997, Sean’s dedication and passion for helping IT executives achieve their professional and personal goals has enabled him to build a strong reputation in the industry. Sean received a Bachelor’s in Business Administration/Finance from Roger Williams University in Rhode Island.

  • 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.

  • Brian Shield
    VP, IT
    Boston Red Sox

    Brian Shield is responsible for technology for the Boston Red Sox and Fenway Sports Management.  He leads the technology team on all phases of the Red Sox strategy from creating a compelling fan experience to enabling an effective front office and baseball operations environment. Shield was named ‘Georgia CIO of the Year’ in 2005, his work in television was recognized with a Technology ‘Emmy’ Award in 2006, and his leadership and commitment to Georgia’s business-technology community was recognized in 2012 when he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Georgia CIO Leadership Association (GCLA). Prior to joining the Red Sox, Shield was CEO of Shield Consulting Group, LLC, where he assisted companies with their strategic decisions regarding technology direction, digital media and IT strategy and leadership.  Prior to starting his own company, Shield served as the EVP and CIO of The Weather Channel where for 14 years he oversaw all technology, including weather.com, mobility, weather systems, broadcast television and IT.  Prior to joining The Weather Channel, Shield served as CIO of FTD, Inc. in Chicago, where he was responsible for all IT including their global network reaching more than 125 countries. Preceding his tenure at FTD, he was CTO at the investment firm of Scudder, Stevens & Clark and formerly with Wang Laboratories. Shield completed his education at Bentley College in Waltham, MA where he majored in Computer Information Systems while minoring in Management and Accounting.  

  • Pranab Sinha
    CIO
    MACOM Technology Solutions Inc.

     

  • Muddu Sudhakar
    Entrepreneur & Executive
    Stealth Mode Startup Company

    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.

  • Mike Towers
    Chief Security Officer
    Takeda Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.

  • Brad Whitehall
    VP of IT & CIO
    UniFirst Corporation

    Brad Whitehall is Vice President, Information Technology & CIO for UniFirst a leading supplier of uniforms, workwear and related products to businesses big and small since 1936. UniFirst provides a wide range of apparel from traditional uniforms, industrial wear, specialty and protective clothing to corporate casual and executive attire. Brad brings over 20 years of IT management experience having worked previously at Wex Inc., BJ’s Wholesale Club, The MathWorks, Information Resources Inc., Johnson Controls, and United Technologies. Brad holds a PhD from the University of Illinois in Computer Science.

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September 12, 2019, 7:30 AM-5:30 PM
InterContinental Boston 

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 and Brian Shield, CIO, Boston Red Sox


8:50 AM - 9:20 AM

HMG Lead, Innovate, Disrupt Tech Talk: Catalyte


9:20 AM - 9:50 AM

HMG Lead, Innovate, Disrupt Tech Talk:  Embracing AI for Cyber Defense

Nicole Eagan, CEO, Darktrace

AI is sometimes spoken about like something that will, in the future, secure networks. However, AI cyber security is already deployed by numerous companies to detect and fight back against increasingly advanced, fast-moving, and stealthy threats. At the same time, attackers are developing malicious AI, which will be almost impossible to detect. Companies that fail to deploy AI today may find themselves unable to detect the threats of tomorrow.


9:50 AM - 10:20 AM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


10:20 AM - 11:00 AM

EXECUTIVE BRIEFING:  RingCentral


11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


11:30 AM - 12:10 PM  

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

John Knuff, Vice President, Global Ecosystems, Equinix

Bill Mayo, CIO, Broad Institute 

Muddu Sudhakar, Entrepreneur & Executive, Stealth Mode Startup Company

Brad Whitehall, VP of IT & CIO, UniFirst Corporation

Moderator:  Brad Horst, VP, CIO Advisory Services, Microdesk

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. 


12:10 PM - 1:30 PM

Luncheon

2019 HMG Strategy Top Technology Executive to Watch Awards presented to:

Ken Grady, Corporate VP & CIO, IDEXX Laboratories

Brian Shield, CIO, Boston Red Sox

Mike Towers, Chief Security Officer, Takeda Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.


1:30 PM - 2:00 PM 

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

Wolfgang Bauriedel, Practice Lead, Technology Sector, Russell Reynolds Associates

Hugo Fueglein
, Managing Director, CIO/IT Practice, Diversified Search

Sean McCourt, Founder & Managing Director, Longford & Company

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.  


2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

EXECUTIVE BRIEFING:  Ben Martin, Executive Director & General Manager, Lenovo DCG Professional Services & Xaas, Lenovo


2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


3:00 PM - 3:40 PM 

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Enabling Innovation in the Secure Enterprise  

Patrick Ford, CISO, Americas Region, Schneider, Electric

Eric Lindgren, SVP & CIO, Bright Horizons

Mike Towers, Chief Security Officer, Takeda Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.

Additional panelists being confirmed.

Moderator:  Rocco Grillo, Managing Director Global Cyber Risk Services, Alvarez & Marsal

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


3:40 PM - 3:50 PM

Transition Break


3:50 PM - 4:30 PM

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

Saad Ayub, Chief Digital Officer, Zones, Inc.

Ken Grady, CVP & CIO, IDEXX Laboratories

Brian Shield, CIO, Boston Red Sox

Pranab Sinha,
CIO, MACOM Technology Solutions Inc.

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.


4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Raffle Prizes and Executive Networking Reception



Presenting Partners

  • Catalyte

  • Darktrace

    Darktrace is the world’s leading AI company for cyber security. Created by mathematicians, the Enterprise Immune System uses machine learning and AI algorithms to detect and respond to cyber-threats across diverse digital environments, including cloud and virtualized networks, IoT and industrial control systems. The technology is self-learning and requires no set-up, identifying threats in real time, including zero-days, insiders and stealthy, silent attackers. Darktrace is headquartered in San Francisco and Cambridge, UK, and has over 30 offices worldwide.

    https://www.darktrace.com/
  • 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/

Platinum Partners

  • Equinix

    Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) connects the world’s leading businesses to their customers, employees and partners inside the most interconnected data centers. Equinix houses over 1,800+ network service providers; 2,900+ cloud service providers; 750+ content/digital media providers; and over 2,980+ enterprises – creating a global interconnection platform that physically and virtually interconnects its 200 data centers globally. Equinix enables customers to reach everywhere, interconnect everyone, and integrate everything, using an on-demand, dynamic, and scalable Interconnection Orientated Architecture ™. When customers choose Equinix as their digital business partner, the roadmap is simple: build here, and go anywhere.

    http://www.equinix.com/

Gold Partners

  • CrowdStrike

    CrowdStrike is the leader in cloud-delivered endpoint protection. The CrowdStrike Falcon® platform offers instant visibility and protection across the enterprise and prevents attacks on endpoints on or off the network. CrowdStrike Falcon deploys in minutes to deliver actionable intelligence and real-time protection from Day One. CrowdStrike Falcon seamlessly unifies next-generation AV with best-in-class endpoint detection and response, backed by 24/7 managed hunting. Its cloud infrastructure and single-agent architecture take away complexity and add scalability, manageability, and speed. CrowdStrike Falcon protects customers against all cyberattack types, using sophisticated signatureless artificial intelligence/machine learning and Indicator-of-Attack (IOA) based threat prevention to stop known and unknown threats in real time. Powered by the CrowdStrike Threat Graph™, Falcon instantly correlates more than 100 billion security events from across the globe to immediately prevent and detect threats. We stop breaches.

    https://www.crowdstrike.com/
  • Magenic

    Magenic is a digital technology-consulting firm that helps get your digital products to market faster. Magenic has the right strategy, the right process, and the right people to deliver your digital products with unmatched quality and speed.

    https://magenic.com/
  • OutSystems

    Thousands of customers across 52 countries worldwide trust OutSystems, the number one low-code platform for rapid application development, to simplify every stage of their development and delivery processes. Crafted by engineers with an obsessive attention to detail, OutSystems is the only low-code solution that combines powerful visual development for web and mobile applications with enterprise-grade quality, advanced features, flexibility to add custom code, and easy integration with existing systems. Learn more and explore the platform for free at OutSystems.com.

    https://www.outsystems.com/
  • 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
  • SentinelOne

    SentinelOne is shaping the future of endpoint security through its unified, converged platform that automatically prevents, detects, and responds to threats in real-time. SentinelOne’s unique approach is based on deep inspection of all system processes combined with innovative machine learning to quickly isolate malicious behaviors, protecting devices against advanced, targeted threats in real time. SentinelOne was formed by an elite team of cyber security and defense experts from IBM, Intel, Check Point Software Technologies, Cylance, McAfee, and Palo Alto Networks.

    https://www.sentinelone.com/

Local Partners

  • AISERA

    AISERA offers first of its kind, proactive, personalized and predictive AI Service Management (AISM) solution that’s built to disrupt Customer Support. AISERA radically improves customer satisfaction and user experience, and drastically reduce cost of Service Desk. The Next Generation IT Service Management (ITSM) solution built for Multi-Cloud to Empower Users & Service Agents.

    https://www.aisera.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

InterContinental Boston

510 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA

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

To book a room, please call 1-866-378-0533 and mention the HMG Strategy Room Block or click here.

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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