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The Ritz-Carlton San Francisco, San Francisco, 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 San Francisco CIO Executive Leadership summit.


  • 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.

  • Pavel Islam
    Deputy CIO
    City of Oakland

    Three things come to everyone’s mind about Pavel Islam, who knows him either professionally or personally, ‘innovation’, ‘big picture’, and ‘quality’. A high energy, fiscally and financially astute, and goal driven technology executive, Pavel tackles each new business challenge with his exuberant appetite for innovation, creative problem-solving, and calculated risk-taking to drive continuous process improvement and maximize return on investments.

    Pavel, in his previous roles, has worked for IBM, HP, AT&T, Level 3 Communications, Best Western, etc. and lead many large global projects in various sectors that helped improve the quality of life, enhanced customer experience, digitally transformed business and technology, improved process efficiency and effectiveness, reduced cost and, increased revenue and growth for the organizations. In his former role as VP of IT Portfolio/Business Technology Services at the City of Dallas, Pavel continued to excel in his efforts to positively change the culture in the IT Department, as well as in other departments, to bring in innovation, efficiency, effectiveness, resilience and quality in the services that are provided to the rest of the City departments to serve the citizens of Dallas. In this very short amount time at the City of Dallas, Pavel was able to increase quality of service by 30%, increased productivity by 20% , reduced yearly operational cost by $5 mil. He actively led efforts towards technology transformation for the City to enable citizens to experience high quality service through automation, digital footprints, analytics, engagements, and various growth programs. He is trusted advisor to his teams, peers, the CIO and the business partners.

    Pavel currently resides in Oakland, California with his wife and a four-and-a-half-year-old daughter. He enjoys spending a lot of quality time with the family and friends, enjoys good food and drinks, watching sports, various outdoor activities, and going to concerts. While keeping up with personal and professional demands, Pavel often curves out a little time to sing, compose, play piano, guitar and drums to maintain a good work life balance.        

  • Bask Iyer
    CIO & Chief Digital Transformation Officer
    VMware, Inc.

    Bask Iyer is the CIO at VMware. He joined VMware in March 2015 and now leads its global information and technology organization, a group that manages critical technology systems supporting the company’s worldwide business operations. In July 2019, Iyer added the responsibility of Chief Digital Transformation Officer. In this role, Iyer serves as single point of accountability for company-wide, end-to-end operations, systems and tools. In addition, he is responsible for driving collaboration across multiple functions and accelerating the company’s SaaS transformation and M&A integration. From December 2016 to August 2018, he also held the role of chief information officer for Dell Technologies, and from August 2018 to July 2019, he held responsibility of general manager, Edge/IoT for Dell Technologies.

    A respected industry veteran, Iyer brings more than 25 years of experience in executing and driving change in traditional Fortune 100 manufacturing companies and Silicon Valley-based high technology firms. Prior to joining VMware, Iyer served as senior vice president and chief information officer at Juniper Networks, where he was responsible for the company’s technology and business operations, which included critical services around business transformation, global business services, IT and real estate, and workplace services. Before joining Juniper Networks, he served as chief information officer at Honeywell, and chief information officer at GlaxoSmithKline Beecham for consumer healthcare research and development, where he was also the company’s e-commerce leader. Iyer holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Annamalai University in India and a master’s degree in computer science from Florida Institute of Technology.

  • Ralph Loura
    SVP IT & CIO
    Lumentum

     Ralph Loura is Lumentum’s Senior Vice President IT and Chief Information Officer. Loura joined Lumentum in October 2018 with a rich history of senior IT leadership where he directed IT organizations executing programs in business intelligence, operations, and customer-relationship management. 

    Before Lumentum, Loura has served over 25 years as an IT leader with premier companies in technology and consumer products including Rodan + Fields, Hewlett-Packard (HP) Enterprise Group, Clorox, Symbol Technologies, Cisco, and Lucent Technologies.

    Loura is a recipient of Computerworld’s 2012 Premier 100 IT Leaders and Consumer Goods Technology’s 2013 CIO of the Year. He holds a B.S. in computer science-mathematics from Saint Joseph's College and a Masters in computer science from Northwestern University.

  • Matthew Maxson
    Corporate VP & CIO
    Coherent

    Matthew Maxson is a Corporate Vice President and CIO for Coherent, Inc. a publicly held International laser manufacturing company.  Matthew has more than 20 years of information technology experience, with expertise in all IT functions: Applications, Infrastructure, Business Intelligence, Security, Data Privacy, Compliance, Strategy and Negotiation and Acquisition Integration.

    His extensive experience includes managing a global IT organization in support of over 50 International locations and 5,000 users.  Matthew and his team were instrumental in scaling Coherent from $600M in 2008 revenues to $1.9B in 2018 revenues.

    Matthew is a Santa Clara MBA and has a University of Arizona BS in Chemistry and Biology.  Matthew is an avid sports fan and enjoys playing golf and riding bicycles.  Over the years, Matthew has traveled extensively all over the world.

  • David Morris
    Founder, Chairman & CEO, HiPER Solutions Group
    The HSG

    David has spent his career researching and empowering leaders to transform their teams, their companies and their careers. His passion is to identify High Impact Performers (HiPERs) and help them reach greater success through a hybrid of technology-driven platforms and experience-based advisory. Recent clients have included E*TRADE, DIRECTV, Subway Restaurants, Western Digital, Wendy’s, ON Semiconductor, CBRE, YPO and many others. Previously, David co-founded Seedling Group, a Boston-based retained executive search firm, serving start-ups, publicly-traded companies, and private equity firms. He also helped launched the San Francisco office as a Director at Corporate Executive Board (now Gartner). David graduated from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

  • 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.

  • David Politis
    Founder and CEO
    BetterCloud

    David Politis is the founder and CEO of BetterCloud, the first provider of SaaSOps solutions to manage and secure the digital workplace. With 300+ employees in Atlanta, New York City, and San Francisco, BetterCloud has raised $107 million to date from investors including Bain Capital Ventures, Accel, Greycroft Partners, and Flybridge Capital Partners. 

    David's entire career has been dedicated to improving the modern workplace through innovative, next-generation cloud (SaaS) technology. Before founding BetterCloud, David was an executive at Cloud Sherpas (acquired by Accenture [NYSE: ACN]), a leader in cloud advisory and technology services. Prior to Cloud Sherpas, David was the founding employee and general manager of Vocalocity (acquired by Vonage [NYSE: VG]), which he grew into one of the top providers of cloud PBX technology. These companies have served thousands of businesses—of all sizes and across multiple industries—around the world.

    David is a long-time contributor to TechCrunch, Mashable, VentureBeat, and Forbes, where he writes about topics like enterprise cloud technology, cloud computing, and entrepreneurship. He has been featured in The New York Times, the BBC, CIO, Fortune, and more. He is the author of two books, The IT Leader's Guide to SaaSOps (Volumes 1 and 2).

    In addition, he has been a featured speaker at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and is a frequent guest speaker on panels, podcasts, and at industry conferences. David is a native of New York City and holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Emory University.

  • Bhavin Shah
    Founder and CEO
    Moveworks

    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. 

  • Lila Tretikov
    Corporate Vice President
    Microsoft

    Lila Tretikov is the Corporate Vice President at Microsoft and a leading expert on Artificial Intelligence. She brings a diverse background of business, technology, design, and policy -- and thrives on building products people truly love.  Today, Lila brings together the best creators, engineers, scientists, designers, ethicists to solve some of the world's most challenging problems and empower humanity through technology.

    Prior to Microsoft, Lila was Chief Executive Officer of Terrawatt, a global organization that aligns corporate, financial, NGOs and political interests to alter the Earth's ecology. She was also Chief Executive of Wikimedia Foundation, an organization supporting Wikipedia, and has authored numerous patents and articles in the field of technology-enabled business transformations. Lila also serves as Board Director and CEO advisor for numerous companies

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April 23, 2020, 7:30 AM-5:30 PM
The Ritz-Carlton San Francisco

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 Rise of SaaSOps

David Politis, Founder and CEO, BetterCloud

We’ve reached a tipping point with SaaS. Best-in-breed applications like G Suite, Zoom, Slack and Dropbox have spurred unprecedented levels of productivity for businesses, giving rise to what we today call the digital workplace. But it’s also introduced a host of major challenges. First, the growing number of SaaS applications used within an organization has created an unmanageable amount of administrative work for IT. Second, the freedom these applications have given employees have left organizations with little to no visibility into how sensitive business data and files are being managed. As a result, a new movement is emerging in the enterprise: SaaSOps. We’ll deep-dive into the disciplines, processes, technologies, and people required to successfully enable your organization through SaaS.


9:40 AM - 10:10 AM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


10:10 AM - 10:55 AM 

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%

10:55 AM - 11:20 AM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


11:20 AM - 12:00 PM

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Advanced Technologies Driving Speed to Market

Lila Tretikov, Corporate VP, Microsoft

Additional panelists being confirmed.

Moderator:  TBD

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 (IoT) can enable business leaders to identify and act on emerging customer and market trends and to drive operational efficiencies.

This panel of executives will share use cases for advanced technologies that are enabling competitive differentiation and speed to market.


12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Luncheon

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


1:00 PM - 1:40 PM

SPECIAL EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Leading Courageously Through a Crisis

Pavel Islam, Deputy CIO, City of Oakland

Matthew Maxson
, VP & CIO, Coherent

Deb Muro,
CIO, El Camino Hospital

Additional panelists being confirmed.

Moderator: Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy

During periods of crisis, such as the current coronavirus outbreak and its impact on supply chains and business, CIOs and technology executives need to step up and demonstrate their leadership mettle. This includes clearly communicating to the executive team and the staff the nature of the predicament and how it can be successfully dealt with along with inspirational messaging that can reassure employees that their safety and interests are the top priority. In this session, top technology executives will share their advice on how to lead effectively during a crisis, including the common characteristics of courageous leaders.


1:40 PM - 2:10 PM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


2:10 PM - 2:30 PM HMG Lead, Reimagine, Reinvent Tech Talk:  Nutanix


2:30 PM  - 2:50 PM

HMG Lead, Reimagine, Reinvent Tech Talk:  Darktrace


2:50 PM - 3:20 PM Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


3:20 PM - 3:50 PM

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Enabling the Secure Enterprise for Agility and Innovation

Panelists being confirmed.

Moderator: TBD

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


3:50 PM - 4:00 PM

Transition Break


4:00 PM - 4:40 PM

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

Snehal Antani, Former CTO, United States Department of Defense

Bask Iyer
, CIO & Chief Digital Transformation Officer, VMware, Inc.

Ralph Loura, SVP IT & CIO, Lumentum

Additional panelists being confirmed.

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.


4:40 PM - 5:30 PM

Raffle Prizes and Executive Networking Reception



Presenting Partners

  • BetterCloud

    BetterCloud is the first SaaS Operations Management platform, empowering IT and security teams to define, remediate, and enforce management and security policies for SaaS applications. Over 2,500 customers in 60+ countries rely on BetterCloud for continuous event monitoring, quickly remediating threats, and fully-automated policy enforcement. The company established the first-ever "SaaS Application Management and Security Framework" via two published books entitled “The IT Leader's Guide to SaaSOps” — Vol. 1: “A Six-part Framework for Managing Your SaaS Applications" & Vol. 2: “How to Secure Your SaaS Applications." BetterCloud is headquartered in New York City with offices in San Francisco, CA and Atlanta, GA.

    https://www.bettercloud.com/
  • Darktrace

    Darktrace is the world’s leading cyber AI company and the creator of Autonomous Response technology. Its self-learning AI is modeled on the human immune system and used by over 3,000 organizations to protect against threats to the cloud, email, IoT, networks and industrial systems. This includes insider threat, industrial espionage, IoT compromises, zero-day malware, data loss, supply chain risk and long-term infrastructure vulnerabilities.

    https://www.darktrace.com/
  • 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.

    https://www.moveworks.ai/
  • Nutanix

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

    https://www.nutanix.com

Platinum Partners

  • Microsoft

    Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in software, services, and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft employs over 97,000 at operations in 113 countries (as of March 31, 2013) in eight businesses including: Interactive Entertainment Business providing key entertainment experiences that span gaming, music and video across multiple screens, including Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE, the controller-free Kinect for Xbox 360, and Xbox Music and Video, as well as PC and mobile interactive entertainment. Microsoft Business Solutions - A portfolio of Microsoft Dynamics products and services, as well as Microsoft Health Solutions. Microsoft Office Division - Productivity, collaboration and enterprise social products and services, including Office, Yammer, Exchange, SharePoint, Project, Visio, Perceptive Pixel, and Microsoft’s speech technology investments. Online Services Division - Microsoft’s search, portal, advertising and personal communications services, including online information offerings such as Bing and the MSN portals and channels. Server and Tools Business - Microsoft infrastructure software, developer tools and cloud platform, including products such as Windows Server, SQL Server, Visual Studio, System Center and the Windows Azure Platform. Skype - A division of Microsoft enabling communications from the living room to the board room, through its consumer and enterprise products Skype and Lync. Windows Division - All Windows businesses, including Windows, Windows Live and Internet Explorer. Windows Phone Division - Microsoft software and services for Windows Phones worldwide.

Gold Partners

  • Aisera

    Aisera is the industry’s first proactive, personalized, and predictive AI Service Management (AISM) solution that is purpose-built to automate tasks and actions for IT, HR, Facilities, and Customer Service. Aisera's next-generation AI Service Desk works with existing service desk solutions to deliver an end-to-end AI Service Experience for employees and customers. The AI Service Desk automates and resolves more than 50 percent of tasks, requests, and workflows to deliver self-service to users.

    https://www.aisera.com/
  • 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

  • Arctic Wolf

    The Arctic Wolf SOC-as-a-service provides managed detection and response (MDR) and managed risk (MR) services through the industry’s original Concierge Security Team. Named Concierge Security Engineers and Analysts act as an extension of your internal team, providing custom threat hunting, alerting, and reporting to improve your security posture and keep your valuable business data safe.

    https://arcticwolf.com/

Trailblazer Partners

  • DataStax

    DataStax delivers Apache Cassandra in a database platform purpose built for the performance and availability demands of IOT, web, and mobile applications, giving enterprises a secure always-on database that remains operationally simple when scaled in a single datacenter or across multiple datacenters and clouds. Visit http://www.datastax.com.

    http://www.datastax.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

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Room rate is $409/night. This rate expires on March 23rd, 2020.

To book a room, please call 1-415-296-7465 and mention the HMG Strategy Room Block or click here.

A note regarding special measures and procedures from the San Francisco Ritz Carlton pertaining to COVID-19:

We have well-established hygiene standards and daily cleaning procedures for all parts of the hotel to address both general cleanliness and disinfection. In addition, it is our standard practice to provide ongoing guidance to our hotel teams to promote safety and well-being through awareness, training and the use of everyday preventative practices.

We recognize that the COVID-19 virus has required all of us to be more thoughtful as we go through our daily activities. Our associates are expected to follow the CDC recommendations for everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases and we encourage you to share these practices with your team and your attendees. These include: 

  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick. 
  • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. 
  • Covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. 
  • Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

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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