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2019 Detroit CIO Executive Leadership Summit

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The Henry, Autograph Collection, Dearborn, MI


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 Detroit CIO Executive Leadership Summit.


  • Mamatha Chamarthi
    CIO, North America and Asia
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

    Mamatha Chamarthi was appointed Chief Information Officer, FCA - North America and Asia Pacific effective April 2019. In this position, Chamarthi oversees all information technology applications and infrastructure in support of business units located in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Asia Pacific.  

    Previously, Chamarthi was Senior Vice President & Chief Digital Officer for ZF Friedrichshafen AG since 2014. In this position, she was responsible for the Company’s full range of digital strategies and for driving change across the organization, including establishing a global footprint to create a talent ecosystem that will close the technology gap for ZF to be a leader in autonomous driving. 

    Her work and academic background includes:
    • 2019 - current, Chief Information Officer, FCA - North America and Asia Pacific
    • 2014 - 2019, Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer / Chief Digital Officer / Head of India Technology Center, ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    • 2010 - 2013, Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Consumers Energy / CMS Energy
    • 2006 - 2010, Daimler Financial Services
      • 2007, Director, Point of Sale Systems
      • 2006, Manager, Point of Sale Systems
    • 1998 - 2006, Chrysler LLC, DaimlerChrysler
      • 2003, Manager, Volume Planning Systems
      • 2000, Manager, Global E-Business Strategy & Application Development
      • 1998, Project Manager, Post-Merger Technology Integration
    • 1996 - 1998, Senior Consultant, Chrysler Corporation, World Class Technology, Inc.
    • 1993 - 1995, Market Research Analyst, Kalki Group
    Chamarthi is a Gartner Research Board and Enterprise 50 member. She has also been recognized as a “Top 25 Finalist for Breakthrough Leaders” by CIO magazine, a “Premier 100 IT Leader” by Computerworld and a “Technology All-Star” by the Women of Color in Technology Institute.  

    Chamarthi holds a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University (2008), a Master of Science in Computer Science & Software Engineering from Oakland University (2003), a Masters Certificate in Project Management from the George Washington University (2002), a Master of Business Administration from SV University (1995) and a Master of Arts in English from Osmania University (1990).

    Chamarthi was born in Hyderabad, India.

  • Jennifer Charters
    EVP & CIO
    Flagstar Bank

    Jennifer Charters joined Flagstar Bank in June 2018 as executive vice president and chief information officer. In her new position, she is responsible for providing overall executive leadership and strategic direction for the IT organization, including the successful delivery of technology initiatives and management of IT operations.

    Previously, she was chief information officer, Corporate Technology, at Ally Financial. She is an experienced professional with 24 years of experience in IT financial services and telecommunications.

    She serves as an executive board member of the Michigan Council of Women in Technology.

  • David Decker
    Director IT
    American Axle & Manufacturing

    David is an innovative, results-driven information technology executive with over 25 years of increasing levels of responsibility at two Fortune 100 companies. He is presently leading the digital transformation effort at Omega Engineering to upgrade their obsolete IT systems and infrastructure and drive 80% of sales to the web. Prior to that he was CIO and Vice President of IT at Johnson Controls Automotive, the global leader in automotive seating and seating components, where he was responsible for developing and executing the information technology strategy for the automotive seating business. He spent 21 years in IT at Ford Motor Company, holding a variety of positions including Director of the Global Order to Delivery program, and Senior Manager of Global Manufacturing IT Operations. He also spent four years as CIO at Automotive Components Holdings. David has extensive M&A experience, successfully executed over 20 acquisitions and divestitures, and was responsible for 32 joint ventures in China.

    David holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering and a Master of Business Administration, both from the University of Michigan. He also interviews prospective students as part of the University of Michigan College of Engineering admissions process.

    For over ten years David has supported the Michigan Council of Women in Technology, most recently joining the Board of Directors. He is also a board member of the Epsilon Trustee Corporation at the University of Michigan, and is a member of the Detroit chapter of SIM. David resides in Ann Arbor, and in his spare time enjoys running and spending time with his children.

  • Daryl Dellinger
    Regional CIO IT NAFTA
    Continental Automotive Systems

  • Earl Duby
    CISO
    Lear Corporation

    A CSO50 Award winner, Earl Duby is a leading InfoSec expert with more than two decades of dedicated information security experience. His career has included critical cyber security leadership roles at GE, Affina Group, and Federal Mogul. Earl currently serves Lear Corporation as its CISO, where he defends business operations for a Fortune 150 with more than 160,000 employees in 257 locations. Espousing a simple message that seeks to eliminate fear, uncertainty, and doubt, he has empowered and inspired employees across several organizations.  He has been on the frontlines of operational defense throughout several worldwide cyberattacks.  Earl’s expertise has been featured in such publications as IDG’s CSO, Enterprise Security Magazine and Government Technology.

    Earl holds Master’s Degrees in Accounting and Information Assurance, along with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics.  He has also earned the CISM, CISA, CISSP, and CFE certifications. 

  • John Engates
    Client CTO
    NTT Global Networks

    John Engates is Client Chief Technology Officer at NTT Global Networks. Prior to NTT, John was CTO at Rackspace for over 17 years. In his role, John speaks frequently with customers, at technology conferences, and with the press and industry-analyst community on the topics of networking, security, digital transformation, and cloud -- and their roles in shaping the future of technology. John lives in Texas with his wife and two daughters.   

  • Thomas Farrington
    EVP & CIO
    Perrigo Company

    Tom has been Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Perrigo Company plc, since October 2006. He has also overseen Perrigo’s Corporate Social Responsibility program, Global M&A Integration, and Perrigo’s E-Commerce business unit since 2010.

    During his tenure at Perrigo, Tom has led the company’s integration efforts over 27 acquisitions resulting in expansion into more than 35 countries, built out a global shared services platform, launched the company’s direct to consumer sales breaking into new markets and innovative retail opportunities, and has gained end consumer insights relative to over the counter healthcare purchases.

    Perrigo is a leading global healthcare supplier that develops, manufactures and distributes over-the-counter (OTC) and generic prescription pharmaceuticals, infant formulas, nutritional products, active pharmaceutical ingredients, and pharmaceutical and medical diagnostic products.  Perrigo is the world’s largest store brand manufacturer of OTC pharmaceutical products and infant formulas.

    Prior to Perrigo Tom served as Chief Information Officer for the F. Dohmen Co. and served as a division President for JASCORP LLC. Prior to that he held various senior positions in information technology and finance at Dell and BP Amoco.

  • Greggory Garrett
    CEO & Managing Director
    CGS Advisors LLC

    Greggory R. Garrett is the CEO and Managing Director of CGS Advisors, LLC. For the last 15 years he has pushed the limits of corporate cultures by developing and implementing unique market-based strategies. He is a visionary leader who prides himself in recognizing commonsense solutions for complex problems and motivating teams to reach well beyond the typical boundaries to achieve greatness. Prior to launching CGS Advisors, Gregg was the Chief Strategy Officer for IT & Innovation at Volkswagen Group of America. Before his time with VW, Gregg led corporate strategy & marketing for a division of Deutsche Telekom, and was part of Ernst & Young’s Management Consulting practice.
    Gregg holds an MBA from Michigan State’s Broad School for Executive Management, and a Bachelors of Science in Systems Engineering from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan.

  • Russ Gordon
    CISO
    BorgWarner

    Russ Gordon is the Chief Information Security Officer at BorgWarner Inc. in Auburn Hills, MI. With over 24 years of IT experience, covering, information security as well as incidence response, risk management, compliance, auditing, managed services, certification, business continuity, disaster recovery and Data Center Operations. Russ has initiated sweeping changes and turned around operations by making technology understandable to non-technical personnel throughout all levels of an organization in a variety of industries such as automotive, retail and energy. Strategic planner who insures a company has the necessary security, technology, equipment and controls to meet its business requirements.

  • John Hill
    CIO & SVP, Business Planning
    Carhartt

    John Hill is the Chief Information Officer and SVP, Planning at Carhartt and is responsible for working with the rest of Carhartt’s senior leadership team to define its technology strategy for the company’s growth objectives. He leads the teams responsible for planning and executing initiatives to meet the company’s technology vision while ensuring that informational systems are available and secure. In addition to his technology responsibilities John is responsible for Carhartt's Planning and Pricing functions.

    Mr. Hill was previously Vice President, Solutions Delivery at W.W. Grainger and was responsible for leading all application development and maintenance for the company. 

    Prior to this Mr. Hill was Chief Information Officer and Vice President, responsible for the transformation of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) for the Province of Ontario, Canada. He was also the head of Business Solutions Services for several of the ministries in the Province.

    Prior to this Mr. Hill was Vice President and Global Head of Informatics Services at Switzerland-based Roche Holding Company. For the first half of his career Mr. Hill has held leadership positions in strategic planning, business development and strategic sourcing at General Motors, Supply Access and IBM.

    Mr. Hill received his Master’s in Administrative Management from Bowie State University, and his Bachelors in Economics from the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO.

  • Dennis Hodges
    CIO
    Inteva Products LLC

    Dennis Hodges is responsible for Inteva's global information and technology requirements and leads the effort to improve business systems and processes worldwide.

    Prior to joining Inteva in 2008, Hodges was Chief Information Officer for Delphi Interiors and Closures. He also served as the Global Business Systems Director at Huntsman Corporation. Hodges began his career at Shell Oil in 1985, and held various IT and Finance positions at several companies, including international assignments for Phillips Petroleum and Chevron Phillips Chemical Company. Dennis has international experience through assignments in China and as Controller for a Chemical joint venture in South Korea.

    Hodges earned a master’s in Computer Science from Stephen F Austin State University and a MBA in Global Management from the University of Phoenix.

  • Mike Homant
    Director, Enterprise Technology Operations
    Department of Innovation and Technology
    City of Detroit

    Mike Homant is a seasoned technology leader with more than 30 years of experience. In his current role he leads the Enterprise Technology Operations team for the City of Detroit. Before joining the City of Detroit team, Mike held the position of Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Wright and Filippis.  Other companies where he has held technology and other leadership roles include; Asset Acceptance Capital, Comprehensive Receivables Group — a division of BC/BS WI,  St.  Mary Hospital, and William Beaumont Hospital. He specializes in implementing change and customer service focus within technology groups.

  • Richard Hook
    EVP & CIO
    Penske Automotive Group, Inc.

    Richard A. Hook is the Chief Information Officer for Penske Corporation and Executive Vice President and CIO for Penske Automotive Group, Inc.  Rich has been the CIO since May 2015 and was previously VP, IT Infrastructure for PAG since July 2009.  Prior to joining Penske, he held various positions at Arthur Andersen LLP, H&R Block Financial Advisors and Federal-Mogul Corporation.  He holds a BBA from Western Michigan University, is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and national board member for the Society for Information Management (SIM). 

  • Ruthanne Largent
    CIO
    Horizon Global

    Currently, Ruthanne Largent is Chief Information Officer of Horizon Global Corp.

    She is also on the board of Society of Information Management and Member of Michigan Council of Women In Technology. 

    In the past she occupied the position of Assistant Vice President-Information Technology at MGM Grand Detroit, Inc. and Global Delivery Officer at Electronic Data Systems Corp. 

    Ruthanne Largent received an undergraduate degree from The University of Michigan-Dearborn.

  • Lesley Ma
    Global CIO, Cadillac
    General Motors

    As Cadillac’s global CIO, Lesley and her team are instrumental in driving the Brand’s aggressive transformation.  This requires a laser focus on producing innovation that gives Cadillac an edge with technology savvy Millennial and Gen Z consumers. Cadillac recruited Lesley back to the USA from the company’s International region in 2012.  While overseas, Lesley was based in Shanghai, China for 3 years where she led the Purchasing, Supply Chain and the Sales and Marketing Systems functions for China and 140 other markets.  Her work included bridging the technology strategies and data foundations needed with Chinese joint ventures, business partners and other wholly-owned entities in the international division.  Prior to that, she worked in various leadership roles to lead large scale IT transformations of order fulfillment, purchasing and infrastructure services.  Her experience also involved mergers, acquisitions, outsourcing, and insourcing - all at a global scale.

    In June 2018, Lesley was honored by Ascend’s New York Chapter with their Trailblazer Award.  Ascend is the largest non-profit serving the Asian executive and leadership community.  In April 2019, she received the Pace University, Siedenberg School’s Innovative Leadership Award.  She continues to work with Ascend, Catalyst, National Association of Female Executives (member of their Top Executive Roundtable), and other notable groups on their initiatives to promote and sponsor Asians and Women into corporate roles.  She is a co-founder of Women in Technology Executive Group (WinTEG) which strives to elevate the impact and visibility of senior women leaders as advisors to large businesses, start-ups and educational institutions.

    Lesley has been invited to speak on the importance of the CIO role in driving transformation and innovation at many events including:  Society of Information Management, HGM, Evanta, Tech-Up for Women, Ascend Pinnacle, Pace University, NAFE Top Executive Roundtable, and SupChina Women’s Conference. 

    “I’m a change agent.  I’ve always enjoyed working on big transformations in organizations, and especially with people who are bold and have big aspirations. My current role to help the talented, exceptional leaders we have in New York restore Cadillac to the “pinnacle of luxury”…

    Lesley Ma

  • Raman Mehta
    VP & CIO
    Visteon Corporation

    Raman Mehta leads all facets of Visteon's global information technology, including designing, developing and implementing global IT platforms and business processes to increase performance and help Visteon leverage technology as a competitive advantage.

    Mehta joined Visteon in April 2017 from Fabrinet, where he was senior vice president and CIO at the global engineering and manufacturing services provider of complex optical and electromechanical components. He previously served as CIO and chief process architect for EWIE Company, a Tier 1 supplier to Ford Motor Co., driving enterprise-wide technology transformation. Before that, he spent more than 13 years at Oracle USA, Inc., where he was a director and advised Fortune 500 clients on business transformation.

    Mehta has earned several leadership awards including CIO magazine's 2013 CIO 100 Award, Computerworld's 2012 Premier 100 IT Leaders Award, and a Crain's Detroit Business CIO award. He has presented at several prominent IT conferences and authored various white papers.

    He has an MBA from the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business, and a Bachelor of Engineering degree in electrical and electronics from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science in Pilani, India.

  • 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.

     

     

  • Sajay Rai
    President and CEO
    CPA, CISSP, CISM
    Securely Yours LLC

    Sajay Rai has more than 30 years of experience in information technology, specializing in information security, business continuity, disaster recovery, privacy, IT audit and information risk.  Mr. Rai is the Founder and CEO of Securely Yours LLC.  Securely Yours LLC is focused on delivering innovative solutions through delivery channels like Software-as-a-Service, Managed Services and traditional IT consulting.   Mr. Rai’s clients are in the financial, manufacturing, retail, healthcare, federal and state agencies and utility industry.

    Prior to starting Securely Yours LLC, Mr. Rai was a Partner with Ernst & Young LLP for 10 years and was responsible for the information advisory practice in the Detroit Metro area.  He also served as the national leader of EY’s Information Security and Business Continuity practices.  Mr. Rai’s clients included General Motors, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Yazaki North America, Tecumseh and Federal Mogul.  He also served as a member of his firm’s Partners Advisory Council.

    Mr. Rai also worked with IBM for 13 years, most recently serving as an executive of the national Business Continuity and Contingency consulting practice.  He was instrumental in starting the company’s Information Security consulting practice and managing its information technology consulting practice in Latin America.

    Mr. Rai co-authored a recently published book, Defending the Digital Frontier – A Security Agenda, which guides business and IT executives on how to develop an effective and efficient information security program within their enterprise.  He also co-authored Institute of Internal Auditors’ publications of “Sawyer’s Internal Audit Handbook 6th Edition” and the publication of IIA’s Global Technology Audit Guide (GTAG) No. 9 on the topic of Identity and Access Management.

    Mr. Rai is a member of IIA’s Professional Issues Committee (PIC).  He also serves on the board of ISACA Detroit Chapter, IIA’s Detroit Chapter, Society Of Information (SIM) Detroit Chapter and as a member of Walsh College’s Accounting Advisory and Technology Committees.  Mr. Rai is a regular speaker at industry conferences on information security, business continuity, disaster recovery, technology strategy and is frequently quoted in magazines and newspapers.  He has also served as expert witness in litigation cases in the area of information security.

    He holds a Master’s degree in Information Management from Washington University of St. Louis, and a Bachelors degree in Computer Science from Fontbonne College of St. Louis.  

  • John E. Silvia
    Former Wells Fargo Chief Economist
    CEO and Founder
    Dynamic Economic Strategy

    John Silvia is enjoying the process of launching his firm, John E. Silvia, Dynamic Economic Strategy. John recently retired from his position as Managing Director and Chief Economist for Wells Fargo. Based in Charlotte, N.C., he held that position since he joined Wachovia in 2002 as the company's Chief Economist, this new launch will permit John to open his schedule for additional Speaking opportunities and Board positions while indulging in his passion for travel.

    Prior to Wells Fargo, John worked on Capitol Hill as a senior economist for the U.S. Senate Joint Economic Committee and as Chief Economist of Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee. Before that, he was chief economist of Kemper Funds and managing director of Scudder Kemper Investments, Inc. John was awarded a National Association of Business Economics (NABE) Fellow Certificate of Recognition in 2011 for outstanding contributions to the business economics profession and leadership among business economists of the Nation. In 2010, he was recognized for the Best Inflation Forecast, the Best Overall Forecast and the Best Personal Consumption Expenditures Forecast by The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. John was named one of the Top 10 forecasters for the last four years by Bloomberg News in 2009 and the No. 2 forecaster by USA Today for 2008.

    John holds a B.A. and Ph.D. degrees in economics from Northeastern University in Boston and has a master's degree in economics from Brown University. John's first book Dynamic Economic Decision Making was published by Wiley in August 2011.

    John serves as a member of the Blue-Chip Panel of Economic Forecasters and serves on an informal advisory group for the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. He serves as chair for the Economic Advisory Committee of both the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) Economic Advisory Roundtable and the American Bankers Association.

    John was formerly a director of NABE and was the former president of the Charlotte Economics Club. He also served on economic advisory committees to the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, and the Public Securities Association.

    A strong supporter of education and civic affairs, John served as a member of the Business Advisory Council at the Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C., and on the President's Council for Charlotte's Central Piedmont Community College. He has previously served as a board member of the British American Business Council of North Carolina and served on the Economic Development Board for the State of North Carolina, a special appointment by the Governor. He also served on the Business Advisory Committee for the City of Charlotte.

  • Angie Tuglus
    EVP & COO, Ally Insurance
    Ally Financial, Inc.

    Angie is an Executive Vice President at Ally Financial, formerly General Motors Acceptance Corporation (“GMAC”), where she oversees all insurance operations and leads their new direct to consumer business. Prior to GMAC, Angie began her career in technology startups, then worked at Ford Motor Company in Global Technology and Consumer Insights.

  • Roger Valade
    Chief Technology Officer
    ProQuest

    Roger Valade, Chief Technology Officer, leads ProQuest's global technology organization. He is responsible for client-facing systems including the ProQuest Platform, Ebook Central and ProQuest Dialog. Additionally, he is responsible for all back-office and infrastructure across the company.

    Before joining ProQuest, Mr. Valade was vice president of media and engagement at Interlochen Center for the Arts, where he led the migration of the educational institution to the cloud and the digitization of its historical campus. Previously, he was the vice president of technology for Entertainment Publications, where he spearheaded an agile transformation initiative across the product development organization and implemented Salesforce.com for a sales team of hundreds. He also served as vice president of Technical Solutions for Xede, a custom-software consultancy. He has held software architecture and development roles at General Motors, DaimlerChrysler, and DTE Energy. He began his career as a writer and editor at library reference publisher Gale Research.

    Mr. Valade holds a bachelor of arts from the University of Michigan. His is based in ProQuest’s headquarters in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

  • Sangy Vatsa
    Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer
    Comerica Bank

    Mr. Sangy Vatsa is Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Comerica Bank. He joined the Bank in 2016 and is responsible for all of technology, information security, enterprise data office and technology risk at the Bank.

    Prior to joining Comerica Bank, Mr. Vatsa served as the Chief Information Officer for global customer service, credit, collections and payments issuance at The American Express Company. He has more than 26 years of experience in information technology. Since joining American Express in 2006, he served in leadership roles for IT Strategy, Architecture and Innovation, Enterprise Shared Services and Delivery, Global Business Travel and Corporate Payments Digital Capabilities. Prior to American Express, he spent 13 years at Ford Motor Company.

    Mr. Vatsa holds a master of business administration degree from Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, a master of computer and information systems degree and a bachelor of electronics and telecommunications engineering degree.  He is active in the industry, both with technology companies and with non-profit companies.

  • Erik Wille
    Director, Information Security
    Penske Automotive Group, Inc.

    Erik Wille is the Director of Information Security for Penske Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE: PAG).  Erik started with Penske in 2007 as an intern and held multiple roles in project management, data analysis and application development before moving into Information Security in 2012.  

    In his current role he is focused on aligning business objectives with security to enable secure business solutions and empower employees to make sound risk decisions.  

    Erik holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in information assurance from Walsh College and is certified as a CISSP, GPEN and GWAPT.

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October 10, 2019, 7:30 AM-5:30 PM
The Henry, Autograph Collection 

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: John Silvia, CEO and Founder, Dynamic Economic Strategy Former Wells Fargo Chief Economist


9:20 AM - 9:50 AM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


9:50 AM - 10:20 AM

HMG Lead, Innovate, Disrupt Tech Talk: Harry Moseley, CIO,  Zoom


10:20 AM - 10:50 AM

EXECUTIVE BRIEFING: John Engates, Client CTO, NTT Global Networks


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

David Decker, Director of IT, American Axle & Manufacturing

John Hill, CIO & SVP, Business Planning, Carhartt

Mike Homant, Director, Enterprise Technology Operations, Department of Innovation and Technology, City of Detroit

TBD:  UiPath

Moderator:  Roger Valade, CTO, ProQuest

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

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Luncheon


SIM Detroit News - Ruthanne Largent, CIO, Horizon Global


The HMG Strategy TOP TECHNOLOGY EXECUTIVES TO WATCH AWARDS presented to Mamatha Chamarthi, CIO, North America and Asia, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Raj Singh, CIO, OLO


1:00 PM - 1:40 PM 

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Driving Disruptive Innovation to Unleash New Business Value

Daryl Dellinger, Regional CIO IT NAFTA, Continental Automotive Systems

Dennis Hodges, CIO, Inteva Products LLC

Raman Mehta, VP & CIO, Visteon Corporation

Additional panelists being confirmed.

Moderator:  Greggory Garrett, CEO & Managing Director, CGS Advisors LLC

Companies across industries are experiencing disruption from new market entrants and other competitors, threatening their competitive positioning and long-term viability. In this session, top technology executives will share how they and their companies went about disrupting themselves, the lessons they’ve learned along the way, and how these efforts have unleashed new waves of innovation and business value for their organizations.


1:40 PM - 2:00 PM

EXECUTIVE BRIEFING: Silicon Lakes Advancements

Sangy Vatsa
, EVP & CIO, Comerica Bank


2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


2:30 PM - 3:20 PM

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Enabling Innovation in the Secure Enterprise  

Earl Duby, CISO, Lear Corporation

Russ Gordon, CISO, BorgWarner

Ethan Steiger, CISO, Domino's

Scott Vowels, Chief Cyber Security Officer, Comerica Bank

Erik Wille
, Director, Information Security, Penske Automotive Group

Moderator:  Sajay Rai, President and CEO, Securely Yours LLC

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

Mamatha Chamarthi, CIO, North America and Asia, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Jennifer Charters
, EVP & CIO, Flagstar Bank

Thomas Farrington, EVP & CIO, Perrigo Company

Richard Hook, EVP & CIO, Penske Automotive Group, Inc. 

Lesley Ma, Global CIO, Cadillac

Moderator:  Angie Tuglus, EVP & COO, Ally Insurance, Ally Financial, Inc.

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

  • NTT Global Networks

    NTT Global Networks is a leading global managed network service provider, a business unit of NTT Group. NTT Global Networks enables digital transformation initiatives by leveraging a cloud based software defined network solution. Fully aligned with IT initiatives around Cloud First IT transformation, SaaS adoption and increased consumption of Internet infrastructure – NTT Global Networks delivers a comprehensive global network management solution as a cloud service. Enterprises achieve improved network reliability, security and optimization in addition to the advantages of business efficiency related to the shift to SaaS and Cloud infrastructures. The solution portfolio includes a comprehensive suite of fully-managed network and security services including software-defined WAN (SD-WAN), software-defined LAN (SD-LAN), and a secured internet gateway.

    https://www.ntt.com/en/services/network.html
  • 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

Gold Partners

  • 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
  • The Judge Group

    The Judge Group is a leading professional services firm specializing in Technology Consulting, Learning, and Staffing Solutions. Judge’s applications and infrastructure services include support for Agile/DevOps transformations and disruptive technologies including A.I. & machine learning, big data, robotic process automation, blockchain, and cybersecurity. With over 48 years of experience, Judge employs more than 7,000 professionals through its 35 offices in the US, Canada, India, and China. Judge is the 12th largest IT staffing firm in the US as ranked by Staffing Industry Analysts, and has consistently been recognized among the top 2% of industry leaders for client and talent satisfaction.

    www.judge.com
  • Zerto

    Zerto helps customers accelerate IT transformation by reducing 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.

    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/

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

Association Partners

  • SIM Detroit

    SIM Detroit has approximately 175 active members from 125 organizations. Members' companies are generally located in the greater Detroit area, but some members come from as far as the southwest side of the state and the Toledo, OH, area. The Chapter strives to strengthen professional communications among members who direct the application of information technology in private and public organizations. Chapter activities include: - Meeting to share innovative ideas and real world experiences which address enterprise information needs. We have excellent speakers both from our membership, and bring in industry executives and subject matter experts from many sources. - Providing presentations by leading national information-management professionals and executives who benefit from management-information systems. - Challenging our comfort levels by exchanging ideas with peers and business counterparts. - Tours of member facilities to observe, first hand, excellent uses of Technology in the metro Detroit area - Being a resource for each other, and personal networking.

    https://chapter.simnet.org/detroit/home

The Henry, Autograph Collection

Fairlane Plaza, 300 Town Center Drive
Dearborn, MI

Room rate is $189/night. This rate expires on September 18, 2019.

To book a room, please call 1-313-441-2000 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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