Upcoming Summits

2020 Silicon Valley Global Innovation Summit

Rosewood Sand Hill, Menlo Park, CA


Enterprise 2025 - Lead, Reimagine, Reinvent to Execute World-Class Strategies

The speed, scope and nature of disruption facing businesses is unprecedented. In today’s fast-changing economy, only the agile will survive. To tackle these challenges head on and to position the organization for competitive advantage, CIOs and technology executives must apply a fresh mindset to identify and execute on new sources of technology-driven innovation along with the cultural transformation that’s necessary to drive successful business outcomes.

The pioneering mindset and bold leadership skills needed to foster a culture of innovation and carry out winning strategies will be the focal point of the 2020 Silicon Valley Global Innovation Summit.

Read more about the summit, here.


  • Snehal Antani
    Former CTO
    United States Department of Defense

    Snehal Antani is co-founder & CEO of Horizon3.ai, a cyber security startup focused on AI-enabled red teaming. Prior to starting Horizon3, Snehal served as CTO for the US Department of Defense, responsible for transforming the technology capabilities of the command to include cyber security, advanced R&D, AI, and data analytics. Snehal was formerly the CTO of Splunk, and before that, a CIO at GE Capital. Snehal started his career at IBM as a software engineer, where he earned 16 patents for his work in cloud, distributed computing, and large-scale data processing. Snehal earned in BS in Computer Science from Purdue, where as a freshman he watched Tom Brady play Drew Brees. He earned is MS in Computer Science from RPI, where he never attended an RPI football game.

  • Brad Arkin
    Chief Security Officer
    Adobe

    Brad Arkin is Vice President and Chief Security Officer for Adobe. As CSO, Arkin has ultimate responsibility for all security-related decisions and investments across the company. Arkin leads the teams responsible for the security of Adobe’s infrastructure, products and services, as well as teams dedicated to security incident response and communication, including Adobe Secure Software Engineering Team (ASSET), Security Coordination Center (SCC), Enterprise Security, Accessibility, Trust & Safety Engineering and the Tech GRC (Governance, Risk & Compliance) team. 

     

    Prior to joining Adobe, Arkin held management positions at StepNexus, Symantec, @Stake and Cigital.

     

    Arkin holds a BS in computer science from the College of William and Mary, an MS in computer science from George Washington University, and an MBA from Columbia University and London Business School.

     

    Adobe is changing the world through digital experiences. For more information, visit www.adobe.com

  • Ashwin Ballal, Ph.D.
    SVP & CIO
    Medallia

    Dr. Ashwin Ballal has been Chief Information Officer at Medallia since 2016. Previously, Dr. Ballal was Vice President and Chief Information Officer for KLA-Tencor from 2009-2016, President and Managing Director for KLA-Tencor India from 2007-2009 and General Manager for the Macro Inspection division for KLA-Tencor in Milipitas, CA from 2005-2007.

    He began at KLA-Tencor in 2000 and has held various executive and senior level positions, including those in marketing, engineering, program and operations management. During his tenure with the company, he also was General Manager for the Macro Inspection Product Division with full P&L responsibilities.

    Before joining KLA-Tencor, Dr. Ballal held various senior management positions at Electroglas Inc., Keithley Instruments and Noran Instruments. He earned his doctorate and post doctorate degrees in Material Science and Engineering from the University of Maryland at College Park and his bachelor's degree in Metallurgy from the National Institute of Technology in India. Dr Ballal lives in San Jose, CA with his wife Sandhya, daughter Shyna, and son Shawnuk. He is an avid sports enthusiast and loves to travel to exotic locations around the world with his family.

  • Mark Benyovszky
    Director of AI Services
    UiPath

    Mark is a senior director on UiPath’s AI Product Management team and is the global head of UiPath’s AI Early Access & Adoption Programs.

    Mark works closely with leading global customers to identify high-potential business scenarios where AI and automation can accelerate an organization’s ability to modernize existing business processes and fundamentally transform the nature of work humans and robots perform throughout the enterprise.

  • Colleen Berube
    CIO
    Zendesk

    Colleen Berube is a Digital and Business Model Transformation Leader who assists companies in navigating the changing technology landscape and its implications for the market as well as inside the enterprise.  She has nearly two decades of experience in IT leadership, strategy, IT innovation, enterprise software and business consultation.  Colleen is known for her ability to successfully navigate complex business transitions, to elevate and leverage IT as a differentiator, and to build amazing teams that surpass expectations. 

    Colleen was previously an Executive in Residence with PwC where she works on various commercial and internal initiatives providing ‘the voice of the client.’  Prior to PwC, Colleen was Vice President of IT for Adobe Systems, where she was responsible for all business systems, e-commerce and information management.  She was responsible for the strategic direction and delivery of the Adobe’s large-scale transformation to the Subscription Economy. She led a global engineering organization that is redefined IT’s role as a SaaS enabler driving key changes including the move from Data to Digital, from Product to Customer focus, from Orders to Subscriptions, in delivering Agility for Product Engineering. She has also held executive level IT roles at Cisco Systems, Palm and SAP.

    She is a Board Director for The Institute for Human and Social Development (IHSD), a non-profit organization providing early childhood education and services to the high need pre-school children and their families.  She is also a member of the Nominating Committee for the Anita Borg Institute Technical Leadership Award and an active member of the Athena Alliance supporting women impacting at the highest levels of leadership. She holds a BA from State University at Potsdam, NY, and a MBA is from the University of North Florida.

     

  • Ekta Chopra
    VP, Digital
    e.l.f. Beauty

    Ekta Chopra, Vice President, Digital - - Chopra joined e.l.f in January 2016 and brings over 20 years of Technology experience from private equity and retail companies. In her current role, she is responsible for digital transformation, including engineering, data ecosystem, enterprise applications, security, and consumer technologies. She is actively involved with leading our Digital efforts to grow our digital footprint across the globe. She joined e.l.f from the James Irvine Foundation, where she defined and led the execution of a highly successful technology strategy for 2.1B investment portfolio. There she focused on technology roadmap for enterprise applications, cloud transformation, and building relationships with top silicon valley brands to start new partnerships. Prior to that, she served as VP of Technology for Charming Charlie, a specialty retailer that grew from 17 to 120 stores nationally. While at Charming Charlie, she led the implementation of a new ERP system, build-out of a new data center, and rollout of VoIP services. She holds B.A in technology & operations management with a minor in finance from California Polytechnic State University. She enjoys volunteering at non-profits by helping them build their technical capacity, is a member of Silicon Valley CIO/CTO groups as a thought leader.

  • Cassie Crossley
    Deputy Chief Product Security Officer
    Schneider Electric

    Cassie Crossley, Cybersecurity Director at Schneider Electric, is an experienced cybersecurity technology executive in Information Technology and Product Development. She has many years of business and technical leadership experience in security, software, hardware, program management, and data privacy. Ms. Crossley has held previous positions at Ceridian, Hewlett-Packard, McAfee, Lotus, and IBM. She has an M.B.A from California State University, Fresno, and her Bachelors of Science degree in Technical and Professional Communication with a specialization in Computer Science.

  • Julie Cullivan
    Chief Technology & People Officer
    ForeScout Technologies, Inc.

    With more than two decades of experience driving global operational capabilities across some of the world’s largest cybersecurity and IT brands, Julie leads the People, Business, and Technology Operations at Forescout. Julie has extensive operational and technical leadership experience, having held prior roles at FireEye, Autodesk, McAfee and Oracle. Julie also serves on the Board for Axon and earned a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Santa Clara University

  • Kostas Georgakopoulos
    CISO
    Procter & Gamble

    Kostas Georgakopoulos is the Chief Information Security Officer at Procter & Gamble based out of Cincinnati, Ohio and leads the company’s Global Information Security Program. Mr. Georgakopoulos is responsible for the firms Information Security Governance Framework, as well as developing, mentoring and managing a team of Information Security professionals to proactively address advanced persistent threats, blended targeted attacks, and application security threats.

    Prior to Procter & Gamble Mr. Georgakopoulos served as the Americas Head of Security Technology at UBS where he provided subject matter expertise to senior management in the development, implementation and maintenance of the firms Enterprise Information Security Framework.

    Earlier in his career, he served as CISO at NASDAQ OMX where he led the organization through a targeted APT breach and worked closely with the NSA, DHS, the FBI and US-CERT.

    Mr. Georgakopoulos has also built and led security programs at Bank of China, Deutsche Bank, Citigroup and People’s Bank.

    He has spoken at various security forums including at RSA 2014 and has taught Cybersecurity courses at Fairfield University and Sacred Heart University.

    He has earned a master’s degree in International Law & Diplomacy at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. He received his undergraduate degree in Liberal Arts from UCONN.

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

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

  • Nikhil Gupta
    VP Strategy, Cloud Security
    Sophos

    Nikhil Gupta is a successful entrepreneur and executive. Nikhil is VP Strategy, Cloud Security at Sophos.  Nikhil joined Sophos through the acquisition of Avid Secure, where he was the Founder and CEO. Avid Secure built a market-leading AI-powered multi-cloud security analytics and compliance platform. Prior to Avid Secure, Nikhil held several leadership positions for 20+ years in organizations such as VMware, Cisco, ForeScout, Ericsson (Joined through the acquisition of Entrisphere, where he was the founding engineer), Alcatel, and Bell Labs. Nikhil holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BS and MS in Computer Science.

  • Emily Heath
    Chief Trust & Security Officer
    DocuSign

    Before joining DocuSign, Emily Heath served as the CISO for United Airlines in Chicago for almost three years. Prior to that role, she was the CISO at AECOM in San Francisco, held various technology and strategy leadership roles at companies in southern California, and began her career as a fraud squad detective in the UK police force. Heath is also a Board Member for LogicGate, the National Technology Security Coalition, and the Security Advisors Alliance. She is also an Advisory Board Member for Cyberstarts Venture Capital Fund.

  • Shadaab Kanwal
    Managing Director, Digital, Analytics and Innovation
    Charles Schwab

    SHADAAB KANWAL serves as the Executive Leader Digital, Data and Analytics Services and Managing Director Digital, Analytics and Innovation at Charles Schwab, 13th largest US bank, and most innovative Fortune 50 investment services, with $3.7 trillion in client assets and 12+M accounts.

    ★ Shadaab is a mission driven and service oriented leader. He brings more than two decades of value-creating experience in executing large-scale programs, enterprise applications, smart analytic products, and performance excellence with global talent. His collaboration to deliver emerging technologies, disruptive innovations and contextual analytics in previous roles has helped build a sustainable competitive advantage for: Kaiser Permanente, UCLA Health, OhioHealth, MAYO Clinic, UnitedHealth Group and Dignity Health.

    ► Presently, he is leading business transformation, analytics driven innovation and technology modernization programs; by blending connected digital ecosystem and intelligent analytics for digital maturity.

    ▲ Prior to Charles Schwab; he led IT governance and digital health for integrated delivery systems. His smart teams built health informatics, deployed API’s, NLP, and artificial intelligence for the strategic imperatives of: clinical care innovation and customer focused automation. His teams also realized business integration and delivered market leading ERM, CRM, eGRC, ECM, EMR & digital trust solutions.

    ★ Shadaab is a noted speaker on turning IT and Data into a strategic asset for mergers, acquisitions and enterprise risk management. @ShadaabKanwal ►shadaab.kanwal at gmail.com◄ 

  • Shashi Kiran
    Chief Marketing Officer
    Aryaka

    Shashi Kiran is the Chief Marketing Officer at Aryaka Networks responsible for Aryaka’s global marketing, product management and technology partnerships. He brings over 20 years of experience in the hi-tech industry across marketing, product management, business development and partnerships.

    Shashi is a former marketing leader at Cisco where he led worldwide product and solutions marketing teams for several multi-billion dollar portfolios spanning datacenter, cloud, security and enterprise networking. From 2011-13 he also led Cisco $15B+ combined switching portfolio. He was instrumental in launching the company’s SDN strategy and ramping up its application centric infrastructure (ACI) offering. Most recently Shashi was the CMO for Quali, a VC-backed firm focused on Cloud and DevOps automation.

    Currently he serves on the advisory board of The Fabric – an early stage VC firm, 8VC-backed Ushur and Frontdesk.ai.  Shashi is a frequent industry speaker, blogger and columnist to Forbes and Money Inc.

    Shashi holds a degree in Electronics Engineering and an MBA in Marketing, both from India, with executive education stints at Harvard and Stanford universities. He is also a practicing CISSP.

  • Tony Leng
    Managing Director, Digital Transformation and CIO Practice Lead
    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.

  • Jesse Levin
    CEO
    Brightfield

    Jesse Levin is the CEO of Brightfield, the leading Data-as-a-Service platform company that is making the market for gig economy commerce through providing pricing transparency and intelligence on the true cost of contingent labor.  He most recently served as General Manager, Chief Strategy & Development Officer and Co-Head of CEB Ventures for CEB (NYSE: EXBD), the world’s leading best practices insight and technology company.  During Jesse’s role tenure, CEB doubled annual Revenue and EBITDA and tripled Market Capitalization, sustaining CEB’s 20% annual CAGR and 25% EBITDA over CEB’s public company history as one of the fastest growing businesses in professional services.  Jesse established and professionalized CEB’s corporate planning and development capability and built and managed teams that executed over 30 acquisitions and investments representing $1B in Enterprise Value across the company’s major product and geographic markets, globalizing the operating footprint and positioning the business for a second major business line.  Jesse’s work extended CEB beyond its original strategy to disrupt the economics of management advice and established a new, adjacent market leadership position leading the analytic transformation of talent management in large enterprises.In his role at CEB, Jesse was accountable for $150M in annual bookings contribution, leading departments, operating units and cross-functional teams that drive growth strategy development and execution globally, including strategic planning and project management, new product platform and market development, mergers and acquisitions, new venture incubation, post-merger integration, indirect channels, and corporate venturing.  Mr. Levin also managed multiple strategic business lines, including: Talent Neuron, a big data business he grew from zero to $40M in under three years and established as the market leader in labor market analytics; and, an Executive Networks & Communities platform that he scaled to $75M in three years.  During that same period, Jesse established and scaled CEB Ventures, a corporate venture capital group that deployed capital and supported 15 venture-sized companies across enterprise software, data/analytics and professional education markets.  With CEB Ventures, Mr. Levin served on the Board of Directors at HiQ Labs, Payscale, ALTIFY, 9Lenses, CorpU and LegalOnRamp.  Previously, Jesse served in roles as Head of Corporate Development & Investments, Chief of Staff to Office of the Chairman & CEO, Head of New Product Development and Strategic Research Analyst.Mr. Levin received his bachelor’s degree with honors in Leadership Studies from the University of Richmond and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

  • William H. Miller
    SVP & CIO
    NetApp

    William Miller is SVP and CIO at NetApp, responsible for business application solution management and delivery across NetApp. His team works closely with their global IT peers and business partners, with focus on end-to-end planning, execution and delivery of business capabilities, in support of NetApp’s overall IT roadmap. Bill and his organization help NetApp enable and accelerate operational excellence and process efficiencies through productivity tools and technology solutions, while also proactively managing enterprise-wide security for NetApp’s intellectual property and data. In addition, Bill is responsible for accelerating adoption of and showcasing NetApp’s own use cases for NetApp technologies and solutions via our NetApp on NetApp and Customer-1 programs.

    Bill brings to NetApp an extensive background in providing technology-centered leadership and global business solutions to large technology companies. Prior to NetApp, he served most recently as senior vice president and CIO at Broadcom Corporation. In this role, he led a world-class IT organization focused on delivering value by leveraging cloud computing applications and partners to maintain low-spend profiles for best-in-class efficiencies.

  • Hunter Muller
    President & CEO
    HMG Strategy

    Hunter Muller is a charismatic industry pioneer and a modern-day Renaissance Man. As a global C-suite advisor and coach for the past 30 years, Hunter’s insights and concepts have been successfully applied by Fortune 1000 organizations worldwide to accelerate executive performance, propel the career ascent of C-level executives, and to drive transformative innovation and create new waves of value.

    Hunter is the President and CEO of HMG Strategy, LLC, the largest independent, objective, transparent and collaborative executive network in the world. HMG focuses on innovation and breakthrough strategies for core, parallel and new markets while studying the most successful organizations eco-systems and platforms such as Amazon and Microsoft.

    HMG Strategy is the provider of thought leadership and networking events for CIOs, CISOs, and senior technology executives. HMG Strategy offers a unique, integrated model for enabling C-level executives and their companies to draw upon courageous leadership to reimagine, reinvent, and rebuild their business models to attain the genius-level thinking required in today’s dynamic business landscape to achieve competitive advantage in the digital frontier.

    Hunter's passion for the role of the technology executive in transforming the business is reflected in the 7 Pillars of Trust which embody HMG Strategy's unique business model.

    Complementing HMG Strategy’s world-renowned events is HMGNextVentures, a venture capital accelerator aimed at helping connect CIOs with the most innovative technology companies and entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley to Tel Aviv. HMG Strategy also partners with the world’s leading venture capital firms, including Amplify Partners, Greylock Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Sequoia Capital. HMG Strategy connects CEOs, CIOs, and other C-level executives with startup technologies backed by the leading VCs to identify opportunities for innovation and business transformation.

    Meanwhile, HMG Strategy’s award-winning Research Team advises the world’s technology companies such as Adobe, Nutanix, and Workday on branding, messaging, and Voice of the Customer strategies.

    Hunter has published five that draw from his extensive business experience: The Transformational CIO (Wiley, March 2011), On Top of the Cloud (Wiley, January 2012), Leading the Epic Revolution (Wiley, September 2013) and The Big Shift in IT Leadership (Wiley, July 2015) and The CEO of Technology (Wiley, January 2018). Hunter is now working on his sixth book: 'Enterprise 2025', which is slated to be published in January 2020. As a result, Hunter’s unique position of knowing the thoughts, challenges, and opportunities of the IT Leader, he is asked to speak at a variety of venues such as IBM’s Cloud Expo and on TheStreet.com.

    Hunter and HMG Strategy support a variety of charitable causes, including the American Cancer Society, Save the Children, and Year Up, and Hunter personally gives back his time and ideas as a member of the Executive Committee of the Fairfield/Westchester Chapter of the Society for Information Management.

    An intrepid international athlete, Hunter is an ardent yacht racer, a world-class skier, and an extreme fitness guru. Hunter is passionate about ocean and mountain adventures and spending time with his sons, Chase and Brice.

    Hunter earned a Bachelor of Science in the Babson College School of Management.

  • Deb Muro
    CIO
    El Camino Hospital

    As the CIO for El Camino Hospital, Deb Muro has transformed and improved the consumer and patient experience through innovation and partnerships in the Silicon Valley.   With more than 25 years of combined nursing, clinical, healthcare and technology experience, Deb has held various healthcare IT leadership positions focused on the delivery and realization of optimal technology solutions and best practices.  Prior to joining El Camino Hospital, she served in Executive level positions for multiple health care organizations leading large enterprise wide digital transformation implementations spanning multiple acute care hospitals, outpatient facilities, ambulatory clinics and community networks.   In her current role at El Camino, she is responsible for leading the technology strategy, resources and cybersecurity programs while re-defining services and products to meet today’s unique healthcare environment.      

    Ms. Muro holds a Bachelor in Science in Nursing Degree from Baylor University and a Master of Science Degree in Human Relations and Business from Amber University.   In 2012, Deb was nominated as a Finalist for the Iowa Technology Association “Women of Innovation” Award.”   Deb was identified by Becker’s Healthcare as one of the “100 Community Hospital CIOs to Know” for both 2017 and 2018.

  • 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.

     

     

     

  • Carrie Rasmussen
    CIO
    The Save Mart Companies

    Carrie Rasmussen is the Chief Information Officer at The Save Mart Companies.  In this role, Carrie oversees the company’s security and information technology organization, with responsibilities for developing and launching business solutions that support the company’s objectives, as well as innovative technologies that create a competitive advantage.

    Prior to joining The Save Mart Companies, Carrie was the Group Vice President at Albertsons Companies (Safeway, Inc.). Carrie has more than 20 years working in retail technology and is a seasoned IT leader with expertise in M&A, digital platforms, advanced analytics and cloud migration strategies.

    Carrie holds a master’s degree in Agriculture Business Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture, both from California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly).

  • Sahaar Rezaie
    Executive Director
    Genesys Works

    Sahaar brings with her over 12 years of experience in workforce development programs and technology in both the private and public sector. Sahaar started her career in the Ad and Mar Tech space within a Business Development capacity. During her time in the private sector, Sahaar began volunteering as a guest lecturer for Opportunity Youth students, which is where her passion for workforce development programs was first sparked.

    Most recently, Sahaar was the Founding Regional Vice President for YUPRO, a Public Benefit Corporation specializing in Impact Hiring. During her time at YUPRO, Sahaar managed key enterprise accounts and focused on building out the program across six markets and states. Prior to YUPRO, Sahaar served as the Director of Corporate Engagement for Year Up in the Bay Area, where she oversaw the internship and outcomes departments.

    Sahaar received her B.A. Degree in Global and International Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

  • Trevor Schulze
    Global CIO
    RingCentral

    Trevor Schulze Global Chief Information Officer As RingCentral's Chief Information Officer, Trevor Schulze provides strategic leadership to RingCentral’s global IT team in delivering a comprehensive portfolio of cloud first leading-edge technology services and solutions. Prior to joining RingCentral in 2018, Trevor served as the Global CIO of Micron Technology and Corporate Vice President IT, Enterprise Applications at Broadcom Corporation.  Schulze holds a number of patents in the area of core networking, and the products he helped design have won more than 15 ‘best product’ awards from industry organizations and publications. In 2018, he was recognized as Forbes CIO of the year.

  • Tony Young
    CIO
    Sophos

    Tony joined Sophos as Chief Information Officer (CIO) in 2016. In this role he is responsible for the strategy, security and management of the global IT organization, and the security of data for Sophos’ 53,000 partners and 4000,000 customers worldwide.

    Prior to joining Sophos, Tony was chief information officer at GoPro, the camera maker and content enabler. Prior to GoPro, Tony served as senior vice president for Informatica Cloud and Subscription Sales where he was responsible for growing Informatica’s global Cloud business. During his career at Informatica Tony also served as chief information officer, and as executive director of North Asia based in China.

    Prior to joining Informatica in 2002, Tony worked at Converge as the Director of Exchange Applications and Mindcrossing as vice president product development. Tony began his career at Hewlett Packard (HP) as a software developer and served for 11 years in a number of information technology and marketing roles. Tony holds a bachelor's degree in Information Systems and a master's degree in Business Administration from Santa Clara University, CA.

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February 11, 2020, 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Rosewood Sand Hill

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM        

Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking


8:30 AM - 8:50 AM  

Welcome and Introduction

Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy


8:50 AM - 9:20 AM

HMG Lead, Reimagine, Reinvent Tech Talk: Leading with Technology - Lessons Learned While Driving Change

Snehal Antani, CTO, United States Department of Defense

CIO’s are playing an instrumental role in transforming the technical DNA of their organizations. In this session, Snehal Antani will talk about the lessons learned while driving change during his time as a senior executive in financial services, enterprise software, and now the Department of Defense.


9:20 AM - 9:40 AM

HMG Lead, Reimagine, Reinvent Tech Talk:  Brad Arkin, Chief Security Officer, Adobeinterviewed by Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy


9:40 AM - 10:10 AM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


10:10 AM - 10:30 AM

HMG Lead, Reimagine, Reinvent Tech Interview:  Using AI for Digital Transformation

Carrie Rasmussen, CIO, The Save Mart Companies, interviewed by Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy


10:30 AM - 11:00 AM 

EXECUTIVE BRIEFING:  Systems of Experience - The Role of the CIO in Shaping the Future of Work

Trevor Schulze, Global CIO, RingCentral

The role of the CIO is now front and center to defining the digital culture of an organization with a mega-trend at play that I like to call, ‘Systems of Experience.’  The CIOs future of work and the CIOs role in changing the digital culture of the company is starting to focus on the systems of experience, which is driven by customers engaging with companies and brands through various mediums of technology or employees doing their work and thinking about their engagement with the digital assets at work. During this session, I will focus on the role of the CIO amidst this shifting tide and what it takes to create a digital culture to support the future of work.


11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


11:30 AM - 12:10 PM

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Enabling the Secure Enterprise for Agility and Innovation

Julie Cullivan, Chief Technology & People Officer, ForeScout Technologies, Inc.

Kostas Georgakopoulos, CISO, Proctor & Gamble

Emily Heath, Chief Trust and Security Officer, DocuSign

Shashi Kiran, Chief Marketing Officer, Aryaka

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

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

12:10 PM - 1:10 PM

Luncheon


Genesys Works News - Sahaar Rezaie, Executive Director, Genesys Works Bay Area 


Presentation of the HMG Strategy 2020 Top Technology Executives Who Matter Awards


1:10 PM - 1:30 PM

EXECUTIVE BRIEFING:  Accelerating Your Career Ascent:  Crafting Your Personal Brand and Attracting Top Talent

Tony Leng, Managing Director, Digital Transformation and CIO Practice Lead, Diversified Search

Steve Phillpott, CIO, Western Digital Corporation

Tony Young,
CIO, Sophos

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 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.  


1:30 PM - 1:50 PM

HMG Lead, Reimagine, Reinvent Tech Interview:  What It Takes to Be An Inspiring CIO in This Digital-First Economy

Colleen Berube, CIO, Zendesk, interviewed by Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy

Hear Colleen Berube's perspective on the evolving role of the CIO and what it takes to stand out, be different and inspire your company to focus on our new reality, customer experience, and the digital-first economy. 


1:50 PM - 2:20 PM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


2:20 PM - 2:40 PM

HMG Lead, Reimagine, Reinvent Tech Talk: Accelerating Digital Projects: Tackling Skills Shortage

Jesse Levin, CEO, Brightfield

Companies' key digital products are not hitting deadlines nor producing the required results, largely because project teams are struggling to secure the necessary skills quickly enough. Jesse Levin, CEO of Brightfield, will discuss the main options at CIOs' disposal and how some CIOs have successfully tackled this challenge head on.


2:40 PM - 3:00 PM

HMG Lead, Reimagine, Reinvent Tech Interview:  Evolving Role of the CIO Becoming Product Centric and Driving Top Line Growth

Ashwin Ballal, SVP & CIO, Medallia, interviewed by Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy


3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


3:30 PM - 4:10 PM

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Enterprise 2025:  Lead, Reimagine, Reinvent to Execute World-Class Strategies

Ekta Chopra, VP Digital, e.l.f. Beauty

Cassie Crossley, Deputy Chief Product Security Officer, Schneider Electric

William Miller, SVP & CIO, NetApp

Deb Muro, CIO, El Camino Hospital 

Mark Benyovszky, Director of AI Services, UiPath

Moderator: Nikhil Gupta, VP Strategy, Cloud Security, Sophos 

The speed, scope and nature of disruption facing businesses is unprecedented. In today’s fast-changing economy, only the agile will survive. To tackle these challenges head on and to position the organization for competitive advantage, CIOs and technology executives must apply a fresh mindset to identify and execute on new sources of technology-driven innovation along with the cultural transformation that’s necessary to drive successful business outcomes.

This panel of top technology executives will share leadership skills needed to foster a culture of innovation and carry out winning strategies.
 

4:10 PM - 5:30 PM

Raffle Prizes and Executive Networking Reception



Presenting Partners

  • Adobe

    Adobe gives everyone—from emerging artists to global brands—everything they need to design and deliver exceptional digital experiences. We empower people to create beautiful and powerful images, videos, and apps, and transform how companies interact with customers across every screen. Adobe Creative Cloud, Document Cloud, and Experience Cloud bring together our design expertise with customer intelligence to deliver experiences that get results. With a robust platform that’s powered by advanced science, a thriving community of partners and developers, and a culture that’s passionate about pushing the boundaries of what’s possible with our products, Adobe is changing the world through digital experiences.

    https://www.adobe.com/
  • Brightfield

    Brightfield powers the transformation of work. Members of its Talent Data Exchange (TDX) software platform gain access to uniquely differentiated data, prescriptive business insights and recommendations about how to optimize the design and mix of their jobs, teams, pay rates, and suppliers. Talent buyers drive transformational business outcomes by improving the fillability of jobs while talent sellers improve the winability of requisitions.

    https://www.brightfield.com/
  • RingCentral

    RingCentral, Inc. is a leading provider of global enterprise cloud communications and collaboration solutions. More flexible and cost-effective than legacy on-premises systems, RingCentral empowers today’s mobile and distributed workforce to communicate, collaborate, and connect from anywhere, on any device. RingCentral unifies voice, video, team messaging and collaboration, conferencing, online meetings, and integrated contact center solutions. RingCentral’s open platform integrates with leading business apps and enables customers to easily customize business workflows. RingCentral is headquartered in Belmont, California, and has offices around the world.

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

    The best customer experiences are built with Zendesk. Zendesk’s powerful and flexible customer service and engagement platform scales to meet the needs of any business, from startups and small businesses to growth companies and enterprises. Zendesk serves businesses across a multitude of industries, with more than 100,000 paid customer accounts offering service and support in more than 30 languages. Headquartered in San Francisco, Zendesk operates worldwide with 15 offices in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and South America.

    https://www.zendesk.com/

Platinum Partners

  • Aryaka

    Aryaka, the Cloud-First WAN company, brings agility, simplicity and a great experience to consuming the WAN-as-a-service. An optimized global network and innovative technology stack delivers the industry’s #1 managed SD-WAN service and sets the gold standard for application performance. Aryaka’s SmartServices offer connectivity, application acceleration, security, cloud networking and insights leveraging global orchestration and provisioning. The company’s customers include hundreds of global enterprises including several in the Fortune 100.

    https://www.aryaka.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/

Gold Partners

  • LeanIX

    LeanIX offers a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) application for Enterprise Architecture (EA), which enables organizations to make faster, data-driven decisions. Hundreds of global brands use the LeanIX application to increase transparency, visibility and drive real-time efficiencies.

    https://www.leanix.net/
  • Menlo Ventures

    Menlo Ventures is a venture capital firm that strives to have a positive impact on everything we do. That’s why we support businesses including Betterment, Carta, Roku, Poshmark, Uber, and Warby Parker that are reimagining life and work for the better. Over 43 years, we’ve grown a portfolio that includes more than 70 public companies, over 100 mergers and acquisitions, and $5.5 billion under management. We invest at every stage and in every sector, with expertise in Consumer, Enterprise, and Healthcare. From developing market strategies to creating communities, we provide real impact where entrepreneurs need it most. When we’re in, we’re all in.

    https://www.menlovc.com/
  • Singtel

    Across the globe, Singtel is focused on delivering innovative and relevant information communication technology enterprise solutions that give businesses the winning edge in a constantly evolving landscape. We provide Network Services, Cyber Security Services, Data Centre and Cloud Hosting Services to enable a seamless experience for your corporation. Coupled with a robust global network IT infrastructure, managed services, and a team of professionals with deep local and regional knowledge, you can focus on growing in Asia faster and more cost-effectively.

    https://www.singtel.com/business/singtel-global-services
  • Unravel

    Unravel is the leading automatic operations and applications management solution designed for data applications. It ensures your BI, ML, ETL, AI applications run on time while your environments costs are low. Unravel works across popular data systems such as Spark, Kafka, NoSQL, Hadoop and many other technologies on cloud and on-premises.

    https://unraveldata.com/
  • Yellowbrick Data

    Yellowbrick powers the data-driven enterprise with the world’s only modern data warehouse designed for hybrid cloud and on-premises environments. Yellowbrick sets a new standard for the data warehouse. Built from the ground up to be self-managing and to provide unmatched performance with petabytes of data, Yellowbrick can support thousands of concurrent users performing complex ad hoc queries and running sophisticated reports. Through its unique hybrid cloud architecture, Yellowbrick natively manages large, difficult-to-migrate datasets where they reside—either on premises or in the cloud, all with a price/performance metric that surpasses any data warehouse, traditional or cloud-based.

    https://www.yellowbrick.com/
  • Zylo

    Zylo helps businesses solve the challenges created by the surging growth of subscription software in mid-to-large enterprises. By deploying SaaS management, Zylo enables teams to discover every software subscription, regardless of purchase source. This makes it possible to optimize SaaS investments by managing data such as granular spending and end-user utilization. Zylo's system of record for SaaS helps drive proactive software strategy and enhances productivity by matching teams and employees to the right tools at the right time.

    https://zylo.com/

Preferred Research Partners

  • Info-Tech Research Group

    Info-Tech Research Group was established in 1997 and is currently the world’s fastest growing and most innovative information technology research and advisory company, proudly serving over 35,000 IT professionals. We produce unbiased and highly relevant IT research to help CIOs and IT leaders make strategic, timely, and well informed decisions. Focused on providing practical research solutions to help IT professionals implement key projects and build core processes we partner closely with IT teams to provide everything they need from actionable tools to analyst guidance. Info Tech helps CIOs and their teams drive measurable results and enhanced decision making through our data driven approach evolving the value of IT to their organization.

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 $7 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

  • WITI

    WITI (Women in Technology International) is committed to empowering innovators, inspiring future generations and building inclusive cultures, globally. WITI is redefining the way women and men collaborate to drive innovation and business growth, and is helping corporate partners create and foster gender inclusive cultures. A leading authority of women in technology and business, WITI has been advocating and recognizing women's contributions in the industry for the past 30 years. The organization delivers leading edge programs and platforms for individuals and companies -- designed to empower professionals, boost competitiveness and partnerships worldwide. WITI’s ecosystem includes more than three million women and men in technology, 60 networks, and 300 partners, worldwide. To learn more, please visit witi.com.

    http://www.witi.com/

Rosewood Sand Hill

2825 Sand Hill
Menlo Park, CA

Room rate is $595/night. This rate expires on January 9, 2020.

To book a room, please call 650-561-1550 and mention the HMG CIO Executive Leadership Summit.

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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