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2020 Florida CIO Executive Leadership Summit

Omni Orlando Resort at Championsgate, Championsgate, FL

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 Florida CIO Executive Leadership summit.

Read more about the summit, here


  • Dwayne Allen
    Global Digital Strategist

    Dwayne Allen is a Global Digital Stagiest for Microsoft where he works major global clients to re-imagine their business and future outcomes through digital innovation.   His career includes a variety of executive IT positions in Manufacturing, Financial Services and Hospitality.  Prior to joining Microsoft he was VP & CIO at Masonite International in Tampa and CIO of the Components segment at Cummins, near Indianapolis, before that.   Preceding manufacturing, Dwayne held IT leadership roles at Fifth Third Bank in Cincinnati; Wells Fargo in Charlotte; and Marriott International, in Washington, D.C.

    Dwayne is past member the board of directors at KPIT, an IT and Engineering company in India, and past advisory board member for graduate school of Information Systems at the University of Cincinnati. He is also a US-Japan Foundation Leadership Fellow and past chair of the Ridley Scholarship Fund and University of Virginia.  He is currently on the Leadership Advisory Council for George Washington University in Washington DC  Dwayne earned an MBA from George Washington University, a Bachelors degree from the University of Virginia and completed the Yale University leadership program.

  • Snehal Antani
    Co-Founder & CEO

    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.

  • Dean Armitage
    Chief Technology Officer
    Drivosity, LLC

    Dean Armitage is the Chief Technology Officer for Drivosity, LLC., a fast paced startup headquartered in Florida that focuses on delighting the customer by being the very best at last mile delivery.  Armitage spearheads the company’s technology vision of Delivering great Drivers through rapid scaling of it's hi-tech solutions for clients. Armitage brings a track record of technology leadership, innovation and brand building across multiple industries. During his tenure at Kellogg’s, he helped build one of the first fully automated, large-scale factories in North America, as well as helped develop their e-Business solutions and online marketing initiatives. He also helped establish, grow, and lead Axena International, a software provider specializing in governance and transparency for pre-IPO startups. Armitage, focusing on managing growth for innovative and promising business models, also led the incubation of high-tech startup Monoidics, which was successfully acquired by social media giant Facebook. Armitage is also a philanthropist that has helped advance causes for children in Florida and around the world. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Western University.

  • Lee Bailey
    Director, Information Security & Compliance

  • Lori Brown
    Employee & Customer Experience Collaboration and Consulting (former CXO ResultsCX)
    L Brown CX Consulting

    Lori Brown is the Former Results Companies’ Chief Experience Officer. A 25-year veteran of the BPO services industry, Lori and the Results team have had the opportunity to work with some of the top Fortune 100 and 500 global brands. Through State-of-the-Art technology such as Robotics AI, and BI analytics, understanding where the friction is in an interaction and deploying technology to help smooth those points is what Results is best at. Lori and team have helped their partners increase metrics such as NPS, CSAT and ENPS, all while minimizing costs.  “Having an experienced team that understands the power of data-as well as grasping a deeper understanding into customer behaviors -is critical to our success”.

    You will often hear Lori say, “At Results, we don’t say ‘We think’, we say ‘We know’, and we know because we have the data that tells us.”

  • Larry Di Gioia
    President, Central Florida SIM
    Senior Consultant
    Epic Engineering

  • Louis Grande
    Former SVP IT
    Red Lobster

    Lou Grande is an Information Technology Executive with over 30 years of experience in creating shareholder value and operational effectiveness through technology.  He has worked for organizations of all shapes and sizes, from "mid-market" to Fortune Global 500 companies.  He has broad experience in all aspects of system operations, IT governance, support services, compliance and development, and direct experience with IT strategy, project implementation, team organization and technology consulting.

    His industry experience includes foodservice/hospitality, retail and management consulting where Lou gained a solid reputation among colleagues, business partners and customers alike as an executive with a rare balance of strategic insight, operational expertise, technical skills, financial skills, and sales and marketing savvy.

    Grande holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Computer Information Systems from Georgia State University in Atlanta.  Lou is an Advisory Council Member of FSTec, Board Chair of the International Food & Beverage Technology Association, a Board Director of SIM Central Florida, and a Board Member and active participant of the NRA IT Executive Study Group.  He is also a five time repeat mentor for Pathbuilders’ Achieva program in Atlanta.

  • Donn Griffin
    Former CIO

    Donn Griffin is a technology executive practiced at implementing enterprise wide digital transformation strategic technologies. A broad and deep experience from a 20-year history in a range of technology sectors, including semiconductors, automotive/aerospace, healthcare and most recently pharmaceutical products.

    Former CIO of PetIQ, Donn, as part of the executive management team, was responsible for IT strategy, planning, execution and support across the entire business enterprise. of a $1 billion company. PetIQ manufactures and distributes health and wellness products for animals.  Manufacturing and compounding, veterinarian-grade pet products, including prescription (Rx) medications and over-the-counter in three plants. Active in 39 states, in 2019, operated through 60,000 points of distribution across retail and e-commerce channels, including providing veterinarian services at 23 Walmart stores. The firm was experiencing astronomical growth, from $10M in year one to nearly $320M in year six. In 2020 M&A growth predictions are $1Billion. As PetIQ CIO,  Donn led a successful digital transformation of infrastructure and mission critical systems. Donn was instrumental in leading a culture transformation process critical to IPO success and completing SOX compliance audit one year ahead of schedule.

    Donn has a track record of future thinking at the executive level and demonstrates that using technology as an accelerator, which enables business growth by aligning IT with overall business strategy.  Extensive accomplishments aligning diverse, globally dispersed, high-performance teams with corporate vision, developing collaborative partnerships at all levels of the organization and executing well-defined and prioritized risk program roadmaps to unlock business value. Donn’s expertise is structuring, improving and leveraging emerging technologies to achieve solutions that deliver results to the bottom line achieving amazing outcomes.


    An avid technophile, and disruptive innovator, Donn is a servant leader, a futurist who sees technology as the bridge within an organization which links vision, strategy and execution.  

  • Art Hopkins
    Global Co-Leader of Technology Officers Practice
    Russell Reynolds Associates

    Art Hopkins is an Executive Director in Russell Reynolds’ Information Officer Search Practice. In this capacity he advises clients within the Technology Sector, as well as conducting searches for executives across Russell Reynolds’ clientele. Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Art was with Macquarium, an experience design and strategy firm, most recently as CEO and earlier as President.  Prior to joining Macquarium, Art was the managing director and vice president of consulting for Blackwell Consulting Services, a Chicago-based IT Strategy Consultancy. He has held leadership roles at William James and Associates and began his career with the National Bank of Detroit, now Chase Bank. Art is a frequent speaker at CIO events and was featured in the premier issue of Black I.T. Professional Magazine in an article on “The New IT Professional”. He has co- authored pieces for CIO magazine’s Consultant Briefing on subjects including “CIO’s, Mentoring is a Way to Increase Your Success”, “Managing Your Identity Crisis”, and “Becoming the Business-Centric CIO”. Most recently he served as guest editor for the Cutter IT Journal’s June / July 2014 double issue on Empathy–Based System Design. Art is very active in the community and has a personal interest in matters related to education. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors for the Information Technology Senior Management Forum (ITSMF), and as the chair of the ITSMF Networking Committee, he has served on the Executive Committee for the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Georgia’s Commission for School Board Excellence, Junior Achievement of Georgia, and as the Board Chair of the W.E.B. DuBois Society. He has also served on the advisory boards for Vignette Software (acquired by OpenText in 2009) and Diversified Information Technologies (acquired by EDM Group in 2013) through their acquisitions. Having earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from the University of Maryland and a certificate in eBusiness Strategy from the University of Chicago, he has been recognized by Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry as one of Chicago's top technology innovators. 

  • Gram Ludlow
    Vice President of Global Information Security
    Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation

    Gram Ludlow is a respected information security executive with over fifteen years of security industry experience. Currently the Vice President of Global Information Security for Marriott Vacations Worldwide, he has spent his career protecting some of the world's largest brands and networks. Gram specializes in building highly effective security programs and has held security leadership positions at Caterpillar, Inc., The Coca-Cola Company, AGCO Corp and Flowers Foods.

    At Marriott Vacations Worldwide, Gram is working with executive leadership to elevate the information security program to a new level. Gram is personally responsible for developing and implementing the strategic road map to protect business operations from cyber security threats. Although focused primarily on this challenge, he continues to be active in the security community and enjoys working with peers and security start-ups to advance the security profession as a whole.

  • Tano Maenza
    National Air Cargo


  • Hunter Muller
    Founder & 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 Founder 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.

  • Larry Roos
    Interim CIO
    Elevated Facility Services

    Larry Roos is the former VP, Information & Digital Technology, Worldwide for Tupperware Brands reporting to the CFO.  Previously Larry has been Technology VP reporting to the CIO at Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, Avon Products and Bloomin' Brands.  Larry has also been the CIO for Burger King’s Supply Chain company- Restaurant Services Inc, a $500M Grocery delivery company, a $400M Media company and a loyalty marketing company.  

  • Rafael A. Sanchez
    SVP & CIO
    Six Flags Entertainment Corporation

    Rafael A. Sanchez was formerly the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Feld Entertainment®, the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live touring family entertainment experiences that bring people together and uplift the human spirit. Properties include Monster Jam®, Monster Energy AMA Supercross, Disney On IceDisney Live!, Marvel Universe LIVE!, Sesame Street Live!, DreamWorks Trolls The Experience and Jurassic World Live Tour.  In this capacity, Rafael is responsible for Feld Entertainment’s global IT function.

    With more than 25 years as an information technology leader, Rafael was formerly the CIO at Brightstar Corporation.  Prior to Brightstar, Rafael was the CIO at Carnival Corporation, where he was responsible for the IT function as well as the development of IT shared services across all of Carnival’s operating companies.  Prior to Carnival, Rafael was the Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Burger King Corporation, leading all aspects of their global technology operations.  Prior to joining the executive team at Burger King, Rafael served in a number of IT leadership roles with global corporations including Diageo, Westinghouse/CBS, Turner Broadcasting Systems and PepsiCo.

  • Bhavin Shah
    Founder and CEO

    Three-time entrepreneur with over 18 years of experience in building companies across different industries - consumer, mobile productivity, and enterprise AI. Combines a technical and creative mindset, leading teams from ideation to product delivery and from inception to outcome.

    Prior to Moveworks, Bhavin was the CEO & Founder of Refresh.io, which was acquired by LinkedIn. He started his career in the toy and video game industry. Currently CEO and Founder of Moveworks, an AI company that uses a strong form of AI to resolve enterprise IT issues autonomously, with Fortune 500 and large enterprise customers such as Autodesk, Broadcom, Medallia, Nutanix, and Western Digital. 

  • Ed Soo Hoo
    Data Center Evangelist

    Ed Soo Hoo is a Lenovo's Data Center evangelist and a change agent, catalyst, & asymmetric thinker who crosses the intellectual and practical boundaries of business and technology. Ed has more than 25 years of experience in High Tech including roles at Lenovo, Oracle, HP, and Unisys all focused on helping accelerate customers time to value.

  • Christine Vanderpool
    Florida Crystals

    Christine Vanderpool is the CISO for Florida Crystals, the world’s largest sugar cane refiner and the home of household names such as Domino Sugar, C&H, Redpath, Tate & Lyle Sugars, Sidul and of course Florida Crystals. Although it was never her plan to she have a career in IT, she has a proven track record as a security leader for almost 20 years. Christine has spent her career in a variety of security and IT roles including security leadership for Molson Coors Brewing Company and Kaiser Permanente. In addition, Christine writes for several online security blogs and magazines and is published in The Complete Compliance and Ethics Manual. She also enjoys speaking and educating the world on Cyber Security. She was the 2019 recipient of the Cyber Security Woman Leader of the year.

  • Yabing Wang
    Deputy CISO
    Carrier Corporation

    Yabing Wang is the Deputy CISO at Carrier Corporation. She is responsible for security architecture, engineering and operations for all security domains including Identity and Access Management, Network, Endpoints, Cloud, Data, Application and other tools for cybersecurity management. Yabing is also leading security strategies and executions including the Office of CISO and Program Management Office.

    Yabing has more than 20 years of extensive experiences in technology and cybersecurity. She also has a track record of leading cybersecurity organizations, setting security strategies and delivering security capabilities to the enterprise. Yabing thrives to solve business problems and technical problems, and partner with all stakeholders to make security as a differentiator and value-add for the business. Prior to Carrier, Yabing was the Vice President of Global Security at Alight Solutions and the Chief Security Architect at Allstate Insurance Company. Yabing also worked at Netscape Communications after she obtained her Master’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

  • David Whitaker
    SVP & CIO
    Sierra Space

    David Whitaker was Chief Information Officer for General Dynamics, Ordnance and Tactical Systems (OTS). 

    In this position, Mr. Whitaker was responsible for overseeing the enterprise security posture, IT strategy, development and implementation of all technology initiatives for General Dynamics OTS.  In his current role, he is responsible for digital transformation and providing a standard ERP platform that unifies and optimizes business processes leveraging, IIoT to automate manufacturing processes. 

    Mr. Whitaker has 20 years of technology leadership experience in various industries.  He joined General Dynamics OTS following a three-year tenure with Avintiv, where he served as VP of Global Information Services.  In that role, he led all aspects of the technology supporting Avintiv’s global commercial manufacturing operations and enabled the rapid integration of multiple global acquisitions increasing revenue from $1B to $3B in 18 months.

    Prior to Avintiv, Mr. Whitaker was the CIO for General Dynamics ATP.  In addition to his role as CIO, he served in various IT and Engineering leadership roles at General Dynamics C4 Systems, Motorola and Martin Marietta.  Throughout his career, Mr. Whitaker has been instrumental at transforming legacy IT organizations into vital business partners creating business value for the enterprise

    Mr. Whitaker has a BSCompSci from California State University, East Bay and a MBA in Technology Management from the University of Phoenix.

  • Mike Zachman
    Chief Security Officer
    Zebra Technologies Corporation

    Mike Zachman is currently the Chief Security Officer (CSO) at Zebra, where he has global responsibility for its enterprise-wide product security, information security, corporate security and business continuity programs.  Zachman is an experienced global leader with over 30 years of information security, risk management and information technology expertise. Previously, Zachman was Chief information Security Officer (CISO) at Caterpillar, Ecolab, and Forsythe Technologies.   Zachman holds an undergraduate degree in management information systems from Millikin University, and a master’s degree in business administration from Bradley University. He is a Certified Information Security Manager, Certified Internal Auditor and is Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT. He is an active volunteer with Junior Achievement and Easter Seals.


March 12, 2020, 7:30 AM-5:30 PM
Omni Orlando Resort at Championsgate

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 - 9:10 AM

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

Snehal Antani, Former 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.

9:10 AM - 9:40 AM

EXECUTIVE BRIEFING:  The Four Letter Words of Transformation

Ed Soo Hoo, Data Center Evangelist, Lenovo

Digital transformation is critical today for companies to survive, thrive and innovate. The perfect storms driving the consumer driven Applications Economy are forcing foundational changes for IT leadership to deliver the solutions for their business units. The explosion of data and innovation have dramatically accelerated the speed of business. 

Challenged by the need for speed, the war for talent, legacy and new apps demands, multi-generational and diverse teams, CIOs must lead by integrating both strategies and tactics to seize the day. Ed Soo Hoo will share how he uses four letter words to identify and drive the transformation changes and tipping points using Lenovo and Intel solutions to help IT leaders engage, empower and enable their teams to be more agile in delivering solutions faster - which will link them to their customers and to meet their business goals.

9:40 AM - 10:10 AM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

10:10 AM - 10:50 AM

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Advanced Technologies Driving Speed to Market

Dwayne Allen, Global Digital Strategist, Microsoft

Dean Armitage
, CTO, Drivosity

Lee Bailey, Director of IT Core Services, Acting CISO, ABC Fine Wines & Spirits

Lori Brown, Chief Experience Officer, The Results Companies

Moderator:  Lou Grande, SVP IT, Red Lobster

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.

10:50 AM - 11:15 AM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM  

EXECUTIVE BRIEFING: Putting AI to Work:  How Natural Language Understanding Has Unleashed the Knowledge Worker

Bhavin Shah
, CEO, Moveworks

In the consumer world, artificial intelligence has made everything instant. But at work, when we need software or account access or even just our colleague’s phone number, getting help from IT still takes an average of three days.

In this session, Moveworks CEO Bhavin Shah explores how CIOs at Fortune 1000 companies are finally making AI work in the enterprise — thanks to breakthroughs in natural language understanding. You’ll learn:

  • Why unlocking workforce productivity requires AI that understands language
  • How to turn your small data into big data with collective and transfer learning
  • Where top CIOs are already leveraging AI to cut their team’s workload by 40%

12:00 PM - 1:20 PM


Tampa Bay SIM News - Marcus Session, VP IT, Tampa International Airport and President, Tampa Bay SIM

Central Florida SIM News - Larry Di Gioia, Senior Managing Consultant, The JOYA Group and President, Central Florida SIM

HMG Strategy 2020 Global Technology Executives Who Matter Awards, presented to:

  • Christine Vanderpool, VP & CISO, Florida Crystals
  • Larry Roos, VP Worldwide Information & Digital Technology, Tupperware Brands

and Elite Alumni

  • Donagh Herlihy, Former EVP & CIO, Bloomin' Brands (Retired)

1:20 PM - 1:50 PM 

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

Art Hopkins, Executive Director, Russell Reynolds Associates

Rafael Sanchez, CIO, Feld Entertainment, Inc.

David Whitaker, CIO, General Dynamics, OTS

Moderator: Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy

Forward-thinking technology executives devote the time and energy needed to extend their personal brands via public speaking, media interviews and other forms of professional promotion. Doing so enables technology leaders to power their career progression while positioning themselves to attract coveted IT and digital talent. This panel of top technology search executives will share priceless insights into the steps that top-tier technology executives are taking to trademark themselves, to recruit and retain sought-after talent and to become boardroom ready.  

1:50 PM - 2:20 PM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

2:20 PM - 3:00 PM

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Enabling the Secure Enterprise for Agility and Innovation

Lee Bailey, Sr. Director IT Core Services and CISO, ABC Fine Wines & Spirits

Gram Ludlow, VP Global Information Security, Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation

Christine VanderpoolCISO, Florida Crystals

Moderator: Marcus Session, VP IT, Tampa International Airport and President, Tampa Bay SIM

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.

3:00 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

Donn Griffin, Former CIO, PetIQ

Art Hopkins, Executive Director, Russell Reynolds Associates

Larry Roos, VP Information & Digital Technology, Worldwide, Tupperware Brands

Moderator: Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy

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 world-class strategies.

4:10 PM - 5:30 PM

Raffle Prizes and Executive Networking Reception

Presenting Partners

  • 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.

  • Moveworks

    Moveworks is a cloud-based AI platform, purpose-built for large enterprises, that solves one, big, frustrating problem: Resolving employees’ IT support issues. Instead of tracking issues, Moveworks uses advanced AI to solve them, instantly and automatically - with no human intervention. Moveworks is pre-trained to understand IT support issues, so it delivers right away and continues to get smarter with every interaction. Moveworks enables IT teams at companies like Broadcom, Autodesk, Nutanix, Medallia and Western Digital to deliver a radically better employee experience using machine learning and AI.


Gold Partners

  • Fortinet

    Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) makes possible a digital world that we can always trust through its mission to protect people, devices, and data everywhere. This is why the world’s largest enterprises, service providers, and government organizations choose Fortinet to securely accelerate their digital journey. The Fortinet Security Fabric platform delivers broad, integrated, and automated protections across the entire digital attack surface, securing critical devices, data, applications, and connections from the data center to the cloud to the home office. Ranking #1 in the most security appliances shipped worldwide, more than 565,000 customers trust Fortinet to protect their businesses. And the Fortinet NSE Training Institute, an initiative of Fortinet’s Training Advancement Agenda (TAA), provides one of the largest and broadest training programs in the industry to make cyber training and new career opportunities available to everyone. Learn more at https://www.fortinet.com, the Fortinet Blog, or FortiGuard Labs.

  • 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.

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.


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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


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.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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).


Association Partners

  • South Florida SIM

    SIM South Florida connects the area's premier IT leaders - for business solution exchange, professional development, and timely education. SIM South Florida has quarterly chapter meetings, monthly SIM Women Lunches and an annual conference. The chapter also partners with other organizations to host joint events or provide discounts to non-SIM events for SIM Members. The geographical scope of the South Florida Chapter is Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach County.

  • SIM Tampa Bay

    Tampa Bay’s IT community represents over 50,000 IT professionals and according to CBRE is the second fastest growing market in the United States. As we all know and are experiencing, IT is changing fast, and the digital revolution requires new ways to communicate, educate, and conduct business as an IT leader. The need to recruit and retain talent is of critical importance to continue our growth. “ I would like to encourage you to join our chapter and be part of the growing leadership of IT professionals in Tampa Bay” says Chris Downs, President SIM Tampa Bay. Membership provides you access to other senior IT executives, with an opportunity to collaborate and exchange ideas. We welcome you to join our Chapter: If you would like more information about membership in the Tampa Bay Chapter, please contact us at membership@simtampabay.org If you would like more information about our upcoming events, please contact us at events@simtampabay.org Any other inquiries, please contact us at info@simtampabay.org

  • SIM Central Florida

    SIM Central Florida is dedicated to shaping and influencing the management and use of information technology throughout the greater Orlando region. Our SIM chapter provides an outstanding opportunity for ongoing networking, meeting and collaboratively exploring best practices, trends and lessons learned. It is ideal for Central Florida’s information technology executives, academicians and senior business executives with key roles in the use of IT in their organizations. SIM Central Florida: Places members in the midst of a global network of IT leaders that is actively harnessing the power of knowledge, information, communication and technology. Continually works to enhance Central Florida’s reputation as a community of outstanding, visionary technology leaders. Gives back to our region by creating new opportunities for others through important mentoring, scholarships, financial contributions and community involvement. Leverages the talents and experiences of diverse IT contemporaries, business executives, technology experts and community leaders. Helps to develop members’ careers and the next generation of IT leaders by continually increasing knowledge, industry visibility and networking among peers who become advisors, confidantes and friends. Is the voice of Central Florida’s IT community on critical issues. SIM Central Florida members meet monthly – learning from presentations and dialogues with industry leaders, top practitioners and nationally recognized experts in information systems and management practices. Before, during and after each presentation, chapter members have the opportunity to discuss important issues and concerns with guest speakers and colleagues from industry and government. History In 1997, a group of prominent CIOs in the Central Florida area decided to establish a non-competitive environment where CIOs could collaboratively share in knowledge and work experiences. The founding fathers included Andy Wing, Rick Sickles and Ron Maciejewski. Wing became the group’s President and initiated the recruitment process – encouraging Hugh Moore, Jim Dekle and Garrett Grainger to join as founding members to lead the new group, which was named the Central Florida CIO Council. Several years later, another member of the Council, Dave Razmussen, challenged the group to convert to an affiliate chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM) – a watershed decision in our growth. The organization officially became a SIM chapter in 2001.


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