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2019 San Diego Technology Executive Leadership Summit

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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 San Diego Technology Executive Leadership Summit.


  • Colin Black
    Chief Operating Officer
    CrowdStrike

  • Daniel Carter
    Member, Board of Directors
    WD-40 Company

    Dan has served on the board of directors for WD-40 Company (Nasdaq:WDFC) since early-2016, and he is Chairman of its Audit Committee. He also provides advisory services to Chosen Foods LLC, a rapidly-growing distributor of avocado oil and related products, and serves in its board of directors. Dan has been recognized as an NACD Board Leadership Fellow since June 2018 and received Harvard’s Corporate Board Certificate in July 2019.

    Dan retired as Chief Financial Officer of BevMo! Inc. (Beverages & More!) in June 2016 after positioning this private-equity owned company into a strong pre-IPO candidate. Immediately before joining BevMo!, Dan served as CFO of Semtek, a venture-backed developer of retailer encryption solutions providing protection against payment card data breaches.

    His retail career began in 1986 when he joined publicly-traded Price Club (Nasdaq:PCLB), originators of the membership warehouse club, and served as Senior Vice President. Shortly after the 1993 merger with Costco (Nasdaq:COST), Dan was CFO for Price Enterprises, a new publicly-traded spin-off from Costco, which had significant real estate holdings and was the originator of PriceSmart (Nasdaq:PSMT).

    A year after joining fast-fashion retailer Charlotte Russe (Nasdaq:CHIC) as CFO in 1998, he took it public and subsequently participated in four secondary offerings on behalf of its private-equity owner.

    He earned his accounting degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1979 and earned his CPA certification (currently, inactive) while working at Ernst & Young through 1982.

    Dan’s community involvement in San Diego includes 12 years as Trustee for Rady's Children’s Hospital Foundation, three years as Member of Rady’s Children’s Hospital Audit Committee, three years as Chair of Rady’s Corporate & Community Development Committee, seven years as Board member of San Diego Financial Executives International (FEI) chapter, and 6 years as Member of St. Gregory the Great Pastoral Council.

  • John Caruthers
    Director of Cybersecurity
    Illumina

    John Caruthers has been with the FBI since 1992, when he was hired in Washington, D.C. as an ITS. He became an FBI Agent in 1999. During his time in the FBI, John has supported the White Water investigation in LR, AK; investigated the Arellano-Felix Mexican drug cartel; served as San Diego’s Innocent Images coordinator; completed 2 assignments to FBI Headquarters’ Cyber Division; served as the FBI’s primary ICS/SCADA Threat Coordinator; and served overseas in Russia, Ukraine and The Netherlands. SSA Caruthers is currently serving as Supervisory Special Agent of the San Diego Division’s National Security Cyber Squad.


  • James Christianson
    VP & Global CISO
    Teradata Corporation

    James Christiansen is vice president and global chief information security officer (CISO) for Teradata. Responsible for developing and leading Teradata’s Global Cyber Security discipline, James focuses on delivering a comprehensive suite of services and solutions to advance and innovate Teradata’s security program.

    James brings extensive expertise as a global leader in information security. Prior to joining Teradata, he was vice president of information risk management at Optiv, where he advised executives (CXOs) on their security strategies. Previously, James was chief information risk officer for Evantix, and CISO at Experian Americas, General Motors, and Visa International.

    As a sought-after expert speaker on security, James has been featured at numerous prestigious events, including the Business Round Table, Research Board, American Bar Association, American Banker, the RSA Conference, BankInfoSecurity, ISSA, ISACA, HIMSS and MIS Training Institute. He has also been featured in The New York Times and quoted in USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, United States Cyber Security Magazine, Bloomberg and Healthcare.IT.

    James is a patent inventor having received three innovation awards in cyber security, GRC and cloud computing. He is the author of the Internet Survival Series and contributing author of CISO Essentials, as well as numerous industry papers.

    He earned his master’s degree in business administration with a focus on international management and his bachelor’s degree in business management from Westminster College.

  • Glenn Coles
    GM & CIO
    Yamaha Motor Corporation

    Glenn Coles is a change-oriented executive in leadership for all aspects of Information Technology. He completed studies in Computer Science and Information Technology at University of California, Irvine and National Education College in Anaheim, California. His demonstrated, well rounded experience and proven successes span over three decades in business. He has extensive experience and a career focus in Business transformation through IT, partnerships, leading practices and emerging technologies. As an acknowledgement of Glenn’s contributions and successes in his profession, he was chosen for Computerworld's Premier 100 Technology Leaders Award in 2016.

    In his current position of over twelve years, Glenn is the General Manager and CIO for Yamaha Motor Corporation, North America. Starting his career in highly technical positions, Glenn advanced into several IT Leadership positions in Automotive, Healthcare, Technology Start Up, Aerospace, Manufacturing and Service industries. He is an active speaker and holds a seat on several CIO/Executive counsels and advisory boards including the CIO Roundtable at University of California, Irvine, The Paul Merage School of Business, Center for Digital Transformation. Glenn currently resides in Orange County, California.

    Glenn's professional mantra is "be relevant and innovate relentlessly". 

  • Chris Convey
    VP, IT Risk Management and CISO
    Sharp HealthCare

    Chris Convey has extensive leadership experience in information and technology risk, cyber security, IT operations and cloud technologies.  Before his current role at Sharp as VP and CISO, he was CIO and CISO at Millennium Health where he led governance, development, operations and security of all company systems.  Prior to Millennium Health, Chris was the enterprise HIPAA Security Program leader at Kaiser Permanente, where he launched and led the strategic plan to improve organizational compliance with the HIPAA Security Rule and other regulations.  Prior to that Chris was Director, Technology Risk and Security Consulting at PwC, where he advised Fortune 500 companies in all aspects of business and technology improvement.

  • Tony Costa
    SVP & CIO
    Bumble Bee Foods

  • Colonel Pete Dillon
    Director of IT
    San Diego Zoo Global

    Colonel Pete Dillon is the Former Assistant Chief of Staff, G6, I Marine Expeditionary Force. He graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in 1991 and was commissioned via the NROTC program.  He was assigned as a communications officer at the completion of The Basic School and subsequently reported to the Basic Communications Officer Course.

    In 1992, he reported to 7th Communications Battalion in Okinawa, Japan where he served as the multi-channel platoon commander, Alpha Company.  He reported to the USS Tarawa (LHA-1) in 1993 and assumed duties as the Officer in Charge, Marine Communications Detachment. During this tour he was temporarily assigned as the S6 Alpha, 15thMarine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable).

    He reported to the 1st Marine Division in 1995 and served tours as: S6, 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion; Operations Officer, Communications Company, Headquarters Battalion; S6, 5th Marine Regiment.

    In 1998 he transferred to Quantico and attended the Command and Control Systems Course where he graduated as an honor student.  He was assigned to Marine Forces Pacific (MARFORPAC) in 1999 and assumed responsibilities as the Assistant Operations Officer, Central Command Desk, G6.

    In 2002 he deployed to Bahrain as the G6 Operations Officer, Marine Forces Central Command (MARCENT) in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.  In the summer of 2002 he transferred to Amphibious Group Three, headquartered in San Diego, California where he served as the Officer in Charge, Marine Communications Detachment.

    In 2003 he deployed to Bahrain in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  He served as the Task Force 51 (Amphibious Task Force) communications liaison officer to 5th Fleet (Combined Forces Maritime Component Commander).

    In 2004 he moved to Tokyo, Japan and assumed duties in the J6 of U.S. Forces Japan, headquartered at Yokota Air Base.  He concluded his tour in 2007 as the branch chief of J62, Operations, Exercises and Plans.  In July 2007 he was directed to report to 1st Marine Aircraft Wing in Okinawa, Japan as the Assistant Chief of Staff, G6.  He served in that capacity for three years.

    In July, 2010 he assumed command of Region 1, Marine Corps Embassy Security Group, responsible for seventeen Marine Security Guard detachments throughout Eastern Europe and Eurasia. He was selected for top level school commencing in 2012 and subsequently served as the Commandant of the Marine Corps’ fellow to the Atlantic Council for 2012-2013. 

    In July 2013 he was assigned to Headquarters Marine Corps, C4 Directorate.  He served as the strategic planning division chief (CS Division) for two years with oversight of all deployable communications systems employed across the Corps.

  • Bobby Ghoshal
    CTO
    ResMed

  • Karen Gibson
    SVP, Business Transformation
    Quidel

    Karen Gibson joined Quidel in April, 2015 as the VP of Information Services.   Quidel creates rapid diagnostic tools for the clinical setting.   In this role,  she is focused on streamlining operations and using information and technology to enable new market opportunities.  

    A recognized industry leader,  Karen is passionate about using information technology to improve healthcare and has had roles throughout the life sciences space.    

    Formerly the CIO for McKesson’s Specialty Health division,  Karen’s team provided all IT services for an integrated network of over 500 community-based oncology clinics, specialty pharmacies, and diagnostic laboratories.   Prior to McKesson,  Karen was the first CIO for Life Technologies,  a global life sciences company providing scientific tools for research and drug discovery.   During her tenure, her team successfully implemented a global transformation strategy that included an industry recognized e-commerce system that “consumerized” the purchase of scientific research products.     Before Life Technologies, Karen was the CIO and e-business leader of GE Medical Systems IT – a business that delivered hardware and software solutions to healthcare providers around the world. She ran the IT organization,  as well as a services team providing cloud-based radiology image storage.     Karen has also held leadership roles within other GE divisions and Ethicon Endo-Surgery (a Johnson & Johnson company).

    Karen holds a B.S. in Computer Technology from Purdue University, as well as an M.B.A. from Ohio University.

  • Meloney Graham
    VP, Global EBS/OT Service Delivery
    Rimini Street

    Meloney Graham is responsible for the delivery and management of all Oracle EBS, Oracle Retail, Hyperion & Agile support services for Rimini Street clients. She leads a global team of technical and cross-functional experts who provide expert solutions to meet customer’s needs. As a CPA and having worked in the consulting and IT fields for many years, Ms. Graham brings with her a keen understanding of the clients support needs and their financial goals.

    Ms. Graham's career spans nearly 30 years of IT experience including 5 years in financial management, 15 years in consulting and 11 years leading large global IT organizations. Prior to joining Rimini Street, Ms. Graham was responsible for a large global rollout of Oracle EBS and Oracle technology to 56 countries around the world. She moved on to building and running global application support teams as well as vendor management for a major international chemical manufacturer.

    Ms. Graham holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from The University of Texas at Dallas, an Executive MBA from Texas A&M University Commerce and is a Certified Public Accountant.

  • Dan Hedstrom
    VP & CIO
    Cubic Transportation Systems

  • Dave Henderson
    CIO
    Millennium Health

  • Craig Johnson
    Member, Board of Directors
    HRTX, LJPC, MRTX & ODT

    Craig Johnson has served on the board of directors for seven biotech companies in total, six public and one private.  He currently serves on the board of Mirati Therapeutics, Heron Therapeutics, Odonate Therapeutics, and La Jolla Pharmaceuticals, and he previously served on the board of Ardea Biosciences, Adamis Pharmaceuticals and GenomeDx Biosciences.  Prior to his board activities, Craig was CFO for a number of biotech companies.  Earlier in his career, he practiced as a CPA with Price Waterhouse in Detroit and San Diego, and he received a B.B.A. degree from the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

  • Tony Leng
    Managing Director, Practice Lead and OMP
    Diversified Search

    Tony Leng is a Managing Director of Diversified Search and leads the firm’s Digital Transformation and CIO practice from its San Francisco office.  Previously, Tony was Managing Partner of Hodge Partners. Tony has conducted many “C” level searches for organizations where leaders are transforming/building organizations that are taking advantage of digital technologies.  He has conducted “C” level searches conducted for organizations such as Aurora Healthcare, Axalta, Catholic Health Initiatives, Blue Shield of California, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Delta Dental, Dignity Health, Esurance, Kaiser Permanente, Novant Health, PG&E, Polycom, Sutter Health, Symmetricom, TE Connectivity, and Wellmark. 

    Prior to his executive search experience, Tony was a Board member of three public companies and CEO of a $600 million Public Company. Before that, Tony ran a $1 billion division of a telephone company focused on corporate users and had responsibility for all data services and networking products. While at the telephone company, he was founder and Chairman of its ISP and a board member of its 2 million-subscriber cell phone subsidiary. 

    Tony uses his operating experience from being a CEO, financial background as a CPA and CA, and technical knowledge from the work that he has done for Tech companies to drill down and understand at a nuanced level what his clients are seeking to achieve as they build their teams. He has written numerous papers on technology leadership and the challenges facing technology leaders today and authors a blog, ‘Resources for the Modern CIO” (www.tonyleng.com).

    The core of Tony’s consulting has been with senior leaders who are seeking to transform their organizations as they face a future of rapid change, digitization, regulation, shifting markets, and increasingly connected and informed customers.

    Tony has facilitated the Fisher CIO Forum for the past 12 years.  The Forum is a monthly venue for CIO’s and CTO’s to discuss topics of relevance in their daily lives, and has afforded these leaders the opportunity to develop a close network to discuss current challenges in a peer group environment on a confidential basis.  Participating companies have included: Blue Shield, Clorox, Cost Plus, Delta Dental, Dignity Health, Esurance, Facebook, FitBit, Franklin Templeton, Gap, Genentech, Kaiser Permanente, Levi Strauss, McKesson, Macys.com, Matson, Mulesoft, Okta, PG&E, Restoration Hardware, Ross Stores, Safeway, Salesforce.com, Schwab, Splunk, Uber, VMWare, and Williams-Sonoma among others. 

    Tony received a Bachelor of Commerce (with honors), University of Cape Town, South Africa and is a Chartered Accountant and CPA.

  • Drew Martin
    VP & CIO
    Jack in the Box

    Drew Martin has been Vice President and Chief Information Officer since November 2016. He was previously Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Lytx Inc. (formerly DriveCam) from October 2011 to December 2014. He previously held IT leadership positions with Sony Electronics and PepsiCo, and from January 2015 until November 2016, was owner and a principal in Silicon Beach Advisors, a technology strategy consulting firm. Drew has a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Cornell University and serves on several advisory boards, including the Information Technology Advisory Board for Sharp Healthcare and the Classroom of the Future Foundation. He has over 25 years of experience in corporate IT and innovation.

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

    Ben Martin is the Executive Director and General Manager of Lenovo Data Center Group’s Professional Services and TruScale Services organizations. In this management role, he is responsible for the worldwide P&L for the organizations as well as business strategy and execution.

    As a seasoned expatriate with over 20 years’ international experience in finding business synergies, Ben has lived in 7 countries and brings a diverse mix of cultural and business experience. He excels in driving collaboration for breakthrough performance of turnarounds and startups within Software and IT Services multinational corporations. Prior to Lenovo, Ben held several executive roles in sales, strategy and business transformation with Dell EMC. 

    Ben holds an MBA from Macquarie Graduate School of Management in Sydney, Australia, and a Bachelor’s degree from Massey University in his hometown of Auckland, New Zealand. In his free time, he is working to obtain his pilot’s license. He speaks basic Chinese, and currently resides in Raleigh, North Carolina, with his wife and daughter.

  • David Masson
    Director, Enterprise Cyber Security
    Darktrace

    David Masson is Darktrace’s Director of Enterprise Security, and has over two decades of experience working in fast moving security and intelligence environments in the UK, Canada and worldwide. With skills developed in the civilian, military and diplomatic worlds, he has been influential in the efficient and effective resolution of various unique national security issues. Dave is an operational solutions expert and has a solid reputation across the UK and Canada for delivery tailored to customer needs. At Darktrace, David advises strategic customers across North America and is also a regular contributor to major media outlets in Canada where he is based, included CBC and The Globe and Mail. He holds a master’s degree from Edinburgh University.

  • 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.

     

     

  • Steve Phillpott
    CIO
    Western Digital Corporation

    Steve Phillpott was named Chief Information Officer for Western Digital Corporation in October 2015. Prior to this, he was CIO for HGST, a Western Digital brand. As the CIO of Western Digital, he oversees the worldwide IT department encompassing infrastructure and operations, global applications, enterprise data management and IT security. Steve works with leaders to provide strategic and tactical IT direction, which often includes utilizing Cloud, SaaS, Social, Web, Mobile and Big Data to drive business innovation and value. Based in the U.S. headquarters in Irvine, Calif., he manages WDC’s global, multi-disciplined IT team.

    Prior to joining HGST, Steve was CIO for Amylin Pharmaceuticals, a leading provider of drugs for the treatment of diabetes.  Steve was previously the CIO of Proflowers.com, a high-volume e-commerce retailer, and the VP of IT for Global Enterprise Applications at Invitrogen (now Thermo Fisher Scientific).  Prior to that, he held various leadership positions at companies including Memec (Avnet), Gateway and Qualcomm. 

    A recognized industry expert, Steve has received numerous industry awards. Most recently, he was recognized among Computerworld’s top 100 IT leaders for 2016. Additionally, he was named a finalist in the Public Company category in the Bay Area CIO of the Year Awards for 2016. He is a frequent speaker on IT innovation, transformation and cloud migration strategies at many leading industry events, including Amazon Executive Summit, and events sponsored by Gartner, Forrester, BIO-IT World, Information Week 500 and numerous others.

    Steve received his BS in Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, and holds a MBA in Technology Management from the University of Phoenix.

     

     

     

  • Pete Sattler
    Chairman/Founder
    AMS Global Holdings

  • George Sheth MBA, FHIMSS
    Managing Partner
    Diligent Partners, LLC

    George Sheth is Managing Partner of Diligent Partners, LLC, a retained executive search firm he co-founded in 2009.  Previously, he was Executive Director and Healthcare Practice Leader at another retained executive search firm based in Southern California.  Prior to that, George was a Strategy Consulting Principal focused on health plan IT strategy consulting within Kaiser Permanente's Information Technology division.  Prior to Kaiser Permanente, Mr. Sheth held executive management roles in the national healthcare consulting practices of Capgemini (now Accenture) and IBM / PricewaterhouseCoopers.  He started his career in operational management roles at Health Net and Maxicare Health Plans in the 1980s.  Besides retained executive search, his areas of expertise include executive coaching, board governance, strategic business planning, business process redesign, new venture and product development, program/project management, and the application of technology to grow businesses and solve strategic and operational issues.

    As a volunteer leader many times over, Mr. Sheth currently serves as Member Relations Board Advisor for the Southern California Chapter of Society for Information Management (www.scsim.org), the premier not-for-profit organization of information technology experts, including CIOs, CTOs and emerging IT leaders. Since 2010, he also has been a frequent presenter/panelist at CIO summits across the West Coast for HMG Strategy (www.hmgstrategy.com) for whom Mr. Sheth serves on its Advisory Board.  For several years, George served as Board Governance Committee Chair and as a member of the HR Committee on the Board of Directors of the Bob Hope USO (www.BobHopeUSO.org).  For over a decade, George served on the HIMSS Southern California Chapter Board, where he served his one-year term as President in 2008-2009.  A diehard Trojan, George has served on the University of Southern California (USC) Asian Pacific Alumni Association Board (served as President: 2006-2007), the USC Marshall Alumni Association National Board, the USC Marshall Partners Board, the USC Alumni Association Board of Governors Executive Committee, and the USC Trojan CEO Network Board.

    George has a B.A. degree from Occidental College and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Southern California with an executive M.B.A. in International Business.

    George has supported numerous clients, including AccentureAECOMAmgen, Apria HealthcareAvasant, BodySyncBlue Shield of CaliforniaCaiman ConsultingCardinal Health / CareFusionCedars-SinaiCIGNACity of Hope Medical CenterCSCHealth NetICANNJohnson ControlsKaiser PermanenteL.A. Care Health PlanMartin Luther King, Jr. Community HospitalScrippsHealthSaban Community ClinicSouthern California EdisonSutter HealthTrianzUniHealth AmericaUnitedHealth GroupWellPoint/Anthem, and Zurich Insurance Group.

  • Richard Sulpizio
    Member, Board of Directors
    ResMed

    During his 22 years with QUALCOMM, Rich Sulpizio was a key part of QUALCOMM’s executive team, helping guide the Company through periods of rapid growth and change.

    Rich was hired as VP Information Systems in May 1991. During the early 1990s, Sulpizio’s extensive experience across operational lines was utilized as he assumed leadership of many departments at QUALCOMM, including Information Systems, Human Resources, Administration and Manufacturing.  In 1992, Sulpizio assumed the role of Chief Operating Officer to concentrate on the internal performance of the various line departments and the business units.

    In January 1994, Dr. Jacobs asked Rich to accept the position of President of OmniTRACS, where he led the development and manufacturing of fleet communication solutions and products. After hiring his replacement, Sulpizio resumed the role of COO in 1995 to focus on supporting the rapid expansion of manufacturing capacity, the formation of the new CDMA ASIC Products Business unit, and the continuing market expansion and fiscal performance of the OmniTRACS Division. In his role as COO, Sulpizio led the divisionalization of the engineering organization to strengthen product alignment and improve communications, efficiencies, and profit. 

    In 1996, Sulpizio was named President of the JV with Sony and played a decisive role in the inception and leadership of the QUALCOMM Personal Electronics (QPE) division. That JV was instrumental in getting volume handsets to the growing CDMA market.

    July 1998, Sulpizio was named President and COO of QUALCOMM.

    In 2000, Sulpizio was added to the Board of Directors and identified as the future Chief Executive Officer of Spinco, QUALCOMM’s planned integrated circuits and system software business (QUALCOMM CDMA Technologies). As market conditions evolved, the planned spinoff didn’t happen and Rich resumed his position as President and COO of Qualcomm until his retirement in August 2001.

    8 months after his retirement, Sulpizio was asked to help with QUALCOMM’s International operations. In his role as Interim president of QUALCOMM China and then Europe, Sulpizio provided strategic and timely direction for these critical operations. While in these roles, he recruited and hired senior executives to successfully lead QUALCOMM’s future efforts in China and Europe.

    In March of 2005, Rich was asked to return to a full time position as President and CEO of MediaFLO, USA, Inc, a QUALCOMM’s subsidiary. This new venture was chartered with bringing multimedia services to the wireless industry. Rich grew the organization, hired his replacement and re retired in December 2005.

    In January 2009, Rich came back to run the Omnitracs Division and was instrumental in its sale to a Private Equity firm in 2013.

    Work History Prior to QUALCOMM 

    2/1983 to 4/1991         Unisys Corporation, Rancho Bernardo, CA

    Prior to joining QUALCOMM, Sulpizio spent eight years with Unisys Corporation, a diversified computer and information services company.  During this period, Sulpizio held various positions, including VP of MIS and Vice President and General Manager of the Component Engineering and Procurement Division.

    2/1973 to 2/1983         Fluor Corporation, Irvine, CA

    During his ten years at Fluor Corporation, Sulpizio’s responsibilities ranged from software development to overall account management of computer systems installations for Fluor’s petrochemical projects in Saudi Arabia, South Africa, and Venezuela

     

    Education

    1979    BA                  California State University, Los Angeles       Liberal Arts

    1983   MS                   University of Southern California                  Systems Management

    Community/Industry Representation

    Board Member                        ResMed, Inc  2005 to Present

    Past Board Member                QUALCOMM  2000 to 2007

    Past Board Member                CA, Inc from 2009 thru 2018, when sold to Broadcom

    Board Member                        UCSD’s Health Sciences Advisory Board

    Honorary Board Member        UCSD’s Sulpizio Family Cardiovascular Center

    Past Board Member                Danny Thompson Memorial Leukemia Foundation

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November 5, 2019, 7:30 AM-5:30 PM
Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM        

Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking


8:30 AM - 8:40 AM  

Welcome and Introduction

Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy and Steve Phillpott, CIO, Western Digital Corporation and President, San Diego SIM Chapter


8:40 AM - 9:00 AM

HMG Lead, Innovate, Disrupt Tech Talk: The RPA Journey of a UiPath Customer

Shail Khiyara, Customer Experience Officer, UiPath


9:00 AM - 9:20 AM

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

David Masson, Director, Enterprise Cyber Security, Darktrace

AI is fundamentally transforming every element of cyber defense -- detecting threats that had previously gone unnoticed, streamlining investigations, and even autonomously responding to stop attacks within seconds. But as companies around the world adopt AI for cyber defense, attackers and cyber-criminals also look to AI to advance their attacks. When AI attacks go mainstream, the digital battlefield will shift to a war of algorithms. Businesses need to deploy and build trust with AI defenses now, so they can fight AI attacks as they emerge.


9:20 AM - 9:50 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.


9:50 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

Tony Costa, SVP & CIO, Bumble Bee Foods

Meloney Graham, VP, Global EBS/OT Service Delivery, Rimini Street

Michael Sherwood, Director of IT, City of Las Vegas

Moderator: Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy

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


11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


11:30 AM - 12:00 PM  

EXECUTIVE BRIEFING: Transformation in a Complex World

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

The reality is that it’s a complex and dynamic world for IT leaders, we are in the middle of the 4th Industrial Revolution and the pace of digital transformation is forcing CIOs to change. We and our customers are more connected, disrupted, impatient, and demanding than ever before. Data is expanding exponentially, and this new oil presents both opportunity, and challenge. Thriving in this new economy will be dependent on companies’ ability not just to out disrupt their competitors, but to capture and extract value from the data they collect. Keeping pace with this and the change in operating models needed is both challenging, and critical to remain competitive in today’s rapidly changing IT landscape. CIOs need to be more engaged with the business to deliver breakthrough innovation, and the business needs to reposition their perspective of IT – recognizing it as a strategic asset, and not just an enabler of infrastructure. IT can still beat the odds by being prepared to react fast, by laying the groundwork for optionality, and by choosing their IT transformation partners wisely. Strong leadership with a disruptive attitude is necessary to guide an organization through rapid changes in technology, customer behaviors and business models.


12:00 - 12:40 PM

Luncheon


12:40 PM - 1:10 PM SIM San Diego News

Barb Munro, Co-Founder and Partner, The Carrera Agency


Presentation of the SIM San Diego Scholarship Awards

Contributing to the growth of the local IT community has always been an important part of SIM San Diego’s mission. An important tactic to achieve that growth is to encourage students at our local Universities to consider a career in Information Technology. Two key parts of that effort were to invite students to our events (let them see technology executives in action) and to award yearly scholarships to students that show promise in becoming our technology executives of the future. This year SIM San Diego is going to award a minimum of $25,000.


1:10 PM - 1:40 PM 

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

Colin Black, COO, Crowdstrike

Scott Cadwalader, Managing Partner, Diligent Partners

Colonel Pete Dillon, Director of IT, San Diego Zoo Global

Dave Henderson, CIO, Millennium Health

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 - 2:00 PM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


2:00 PM - 2:40 PM

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  How the New Geo-political Landscape is Impacting Your Technology Strategy

Glenn Coles, General Manager & CIO, Yamaha Motor Corporation

Bobby Ghoshal, CTO, ResMed

Dan Hedstrom, VP & CIO, Cubic Transportation Systems

Steve Phillpott, CIO, Western Digital Corporation

Moderator: Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy

As international tariffs imposed by the U.S. begin to impact companies across a variety of industries, executives must determine how these will affect both their organizations’ short and long-term business strategies as well as their enterprise risk management profiles, cybersecurity postures and infrastructure planning. In this panel discussion of top technology executives, discover how they and other industry leaders are working with senior leadership to adjust their organization’s business strategies and lay the groundwork for future business success.


2:40 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  

James Christianson, VP & Global CISO, Teradata Corporation

Chris Convey, VP, IT Risk Management and CISO, Sharp HealthCare

Pete Sattler, Chairman/Founder, AMS Global Holdings 

Moderator:  John Caruthers, Director of Cybersecurity, Illumina

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:  Preparing Yourself to be Boardroom Ready 

Daniel Carter, Member, Board of Directors, WD-40 Company

Craig Johnson, Member, Board of Directors, HRTX, LJPC, MRTX & ODT

Drew Martin, VP & CIO, Jack in the Box

Richard Sulpizio, Member Board of Directors, ResMed

Moderator:  Karen Gibson, SVP, Business Transformation, Quidel

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

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


4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Wrap-up - SIM San Diego, Raffle Prizes and Executive Networking Reception



Presenting Partners

  • 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$50 billion Fortune Global 500 company, with 57,000 employees and operating in 180 markets around the world. Focused on a bold vision to deliver smarter technology for all, we are developing world-changing technologies that create a more inclusive, trustworthy and sustainable digital society. By designing, engineering and building the world’s most complete portfolio of smart devices and infrastructure, we are also leading an Intelligent Transformation – to create better experiences and opportunities for millions of customers around the world. To find out more visit https://www.lenovo.com, follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Weibo and read about the latest news via our StoryHub.

    http://www.lenovo.com/
  • UiPath

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

    https://www.uipath.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

  • Nutanix

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

    https://www.nutanix.com
  • Rimini Street

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

    https://www.riministreet.com/

Gold Partners

  • ISG

    ISG (Information Services Group) is a leading global technology research and advisory firm. A trusted business partner to more than 700 clients, including 75 of the top 100 enterprises in the world. ISG specializes in digital transformation services, including automation, cloud and data analytics; sourcing advisory; managed governance and risk services; network carrier services; technology strategy and operations design; change management; market intelligence and technology research and analysis. Founded in 2006, ISG employs over 1,300 professionals operating in more than 20 countries and is known for its innovative thinking, market influence, deep industry and technology expertise and world-class research.

    https://www.isg-one.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
  • Zerto / Western Digital

    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. | Western Digital provides enterprise customers with innovative, vertically-engineered platforms and systems that power big and fast data workflows. We are focused on helping our customers digitally transform their businesses while growing new revenue streams and expanding market share. Western Digital has a comprehensive enterprise storage product portfolio of hybrid or all-flash to object storage solutions. We create environments for your data to thrive. Everywhere data lives, we are there to drive the innovation necessary for results today and the future you will create tomorrow. New devices, new systems, new solutions, all optimized and tuned to create the right conditions for your data to realize its full potential.

    https://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 San Diego

    SIM San Diego is an association of the technology community at large, including senior technology executives, prominent academicians, and other technology thought leaders, who share and enhance their industry knowledge for the benefits of its members and their organizations, who build industry brand awareness and contribute to the growth of the technology community to attract and retain top talent in San Diego.

    http://www.simnet.org/members/group_content_view.asp?group=79836&id=603203

Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine

3777 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA

Room rate is $219/night. This rate expires on October 29th, 2019.

To book a room, please call 1-858-552-1234 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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