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2019 San Diego Technology Executive Leadership Summit

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Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine, San Diego, CA


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.

  • 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.

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

    Bob Concannon is a Senior Client Partner within the San Francisco office of Korn Ferry. He is a member of the Firm’s Global Technology Market. Mr. Concannon brings to Korn/Ferry over 10 years of technology executive search experience, leading numerous CIO and CTO searches across industries. He also serves on Korn/Ferry's Information Technology Officers Center of Expertise. Furthermore, Mr. Concannon leads searches in the software and IT communities on assignments for clients in the areas of cloud, mobility and enterprise software. Venture capitalists and private equity firms look to his expertise around helping Internet startups migrate to the next executive level as they receive their post Series B and C funding rounds.

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

  • 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.

  • Nicole Eagan
    CEO
    Darktrace

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

  • Bobby Ghoshal
    CTO
    ResMed

  • Karen Gibson
    VP, Information Services and Integration Lead
    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.

  • 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.

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

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

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

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

  • 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.

     

     

  • Tom Peck
    EVP, Chief Information and Digital Officer
    Ingram Micro

    Tom Peck serves as chief information and digital officer for Ingram Micro Inc., where he oversees all aspects of the company’s Global Information and Digital Technology efforts. 

    In this dual role, Peck guides the strategic development and evolution of Ingram Micro’s technology backbone, leading a growing team of engineers and technical staff who support the technology, systems and digital requirements of the company’s global business operations. Among his immediate areas of focus include developing a long-term systems architecture and effectiveness plan designed to deliver additional speed, agility and scalability to support both internal and external partners. Peck’s global perspective, leadership and vision will help the company continue to deliver an enhanced customer and associate experience by modernizing and digitizing core systems and processes, and integrating them across all internal and external-facing products and platforms.

    Prior to joining Ingram Micro in March 2018, Peck most recently served as senior vice president and global chief information officer at AECOM, a multi-billion-dollar global provider of professional technical and management support services. In this capacity, Peck was responsible for the support and deployment of technology used to serve more than 100,000 employees and thousands of clients across 150 countries. He has also occupied high-performing CIO leadership roles at Levi Strauss & Company, MGM Resorts (formally MGM MIRAGE) and General Electric-owned NBC Universal’s global entertainment business unit. During his tenure at NBC Universal, he also served as Quality Leader and was responsible for process improvement and global Six Sigma deployment.

    Peck began his career as an officer in the United States Marine Corps, holding numerous finance and technology roles inclusive of both operational and headquarter assignments and culminating in an enterprise-wide program management role on the Marine Corps Chief Financial Officer’s team at the Pentagon. 

    Peck holds a Master of Science in Management from the Naval Postgraduate School, a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the United States Naval Academy and is a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt. In 2015, he was inducted into the CIO Hall of Fame and currently sits on the board of directors of Veterans Park Conservancy as CFO and Treasurer. 

  • 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.

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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


8:40 AM - 9:00 AM

HMG Lead, Innovate, Disrupt Tech Talk: UiPath


9:00 AM - 9:20 AM

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

Nicole Eagan, CEO, 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

TBD: Rimini Street

Additional panelists being confirmed

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


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

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

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

Moderator: Tony Leng, Managing Director, Practice Lead and OMP, Diversified Search 

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

Bobby Ghoshal, CTO, ResMed

Tom Peck
, EVP, Chief Information and Digital Officer, Ingram Micro

Steve Phillpott, CIO, Western Digital Corporation

Additional panelists being confirmed.

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:  TBD

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

Additional panelists being confirmed.

Moderator:  Karen Gibson, VP Information Services and Integration Lead, 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

Raffle Prizes and Executive Networking Reception



Presenting Partners

  • 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
  • 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/

Platinum Partners

  • Rimini Street

    Rimini Street, Inc. is a global provider of enterprise software products and services, and the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products. The Company has redefined enterprise software support services since 2005 with an innovative, award-winning program that enables licensees of IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Salesforce, SAP and other enterprise software vendors to save up to 90 percent on total maintenance costs. Over 1,620 global Fortune 500, midmarket, public sector and other organizations from a broad range of industries currently rely on Rimini Street as their trusted, third-party support provider.

    https://www.riministreet.com/

Gold Partners

  • Pure Storage

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

    https://www.purestorage.com
  • 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.

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