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2020 Toronto CIO Executive Leadership Summit

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Omni King Edward Hotel, Toronto, Ontario


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 Toronto CIO Executive Leadership summit.


  • Robin Brown
    CIO, Protein Group
    Cargill

    Robin is the CIO for the Cargill North America Protein Group.  She has 24 years of IT experience in the agriculture, construction, healthcare, government, consulting, retail and financial sectors. Prior to Cargill, she was the VP & CIO at Mortenson Construction and held other senior leadership roles at UnitedHealth Group, Accenture, Best Buy, and Arcadia Financial.  She is known for driving technology-enabled innovation, strategic business transformation, building global shared service capabilities, and transforming IT functions to be value-driven while fostering relationships between the Business, Operations and IT delivery. 

    Robin is recognized as a transformational leader in the industry.  She is as a cultural change agent and has a reputation for stepping into very chaotic situations, assessing the landscape quickly, identifying gaps and creating a vision and strategy to move the business forward. Robin has a reputation for building and mentoring strong leadership teams that are based on a change agent philosophy and high expectations of accountability. Focusing on the culture and team member engagement is important to her. Robin’s passion is mentoring leaders and team members that have high potential.

    She is active in the community and holds several Board of Director roles.  She is part of the Think IT Board of Advisors and the Governing Body for the Minneapolis HMG CIO Executive Leadership Summit.  She’s also on the Board of Directors for EMPOWER Leadership Academy for Girls, WLiT (Women Leaders in Technology), and New Market Bank.  Robin co-leads the Think IT Women in Leadership forums and was also the President and Founding Board Member of the West Lakes Chapter of National Charity League, focusing on mothers and daughters volunteering together.

    Robin has twin daughters in their second year of college.  She travels quite a bit with her “empty nest” friends and enjoys bootcamp classes, running, volunteering, indulging in fabulous wine around her fire pit, spoiling her little niece and nephews, and riding her Harley. 

  • Rodney Cheung
    CIO
    SPRIM

    Rodney Cheung is a high-performance CEO/CIO/CTO and visionary with over 30 years of strategically applying innovative technologies for the development of business opportunities in order to maximize a company equity valuation.  His real-world experience in creating globally scalable start-ups through to fortune 100 companies in multiple industry verticals from finance, high-tech, and healthcare, is combined with his Executive MBA (University of Toronto) and Engineering (University of Waterloo) degrees.  Keys to success include global innovation focused technology portfolio deployment expertise, ability to lead the business through significant change inflection points, and proven profit and loss (P&L) growth within the business portfolio.

    Recently, Rodney played a pivotal role in launching the world’s first Quantum Computing seed stage technology incubator at the Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) and he was named as one of the Top 50 Best and Brightest Worldwide Executive MBA graduates in 2017 by Poet and Quants.  Rodney is currently the global Chief Information Officer for ObvioHealth and the SPRIM Ventures companies with focus on the healthcare vertical and usage of Machine Learning (ML) / Artificial Intelligence (AI), Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR/AR), and the Internet of Everything (IoE/IoT) technologies.

  • Roman Coba
    VP Technology and CIO
    Federated Co-operatives Limited

  • Samantha Liscio
    Chief Technology & Innovation Officer
    Work Safety & Insurance Board - Canadian Ministry of Labor

    As Chief Technology and Innovation Officer at the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, Samantha leads digital transformation, leveraging technology to streamline processes and modernize the business, helping the WSIB provide responsive return-to-work and efficiently administer workplace injury compensation claims. Samantha drives IT service excellence and directs innovation while ensuring value from technology investments.

    Samantha has over 20 years of experience in IT leadership roles in eHealth Ontario, Accenture, and the Ontario Public Service. Currently Samantha serves on the Ryerson University IT Business Management Program Advisory Council and the Toronto CIO Governing Body. She is a past board chair for Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention and a past board member of the CIO Association of Canada and the Institute for Citizen-Centred Services. Samantha holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) and a PhD from Queen's University in Belfast.

  • Drew McFeetors
    Consultant
    Egon Zehnder

  • John Mealia
    Senior Client Partner
    Korn Ferry

    John Mealia is a Senior Client Partner in Korn Ferry's Toronto office and Canadian leader for the Firm’s Global Technology Market. With more than 15 years of search experience, Mr. Mealia focuses his recruiting efforts on placing high-impact, cross-functional executives within technology companies, as well as information system executives. He offers extensive experience to both client and vendor organizations serving the software, outsourcing, electronic, communications and wireless industries. Mr. Mealia is also a member of the firm’s Financial Officers Centre of Expertise and Global Financial Market, placing chief financial officers and senior executives in audit, compliance and tax. He has conducted numerous search assignments throughout Canada, the U.S., Europe and Asia. Prior to joining Korn Ferry in 2000, Mr. Mealia worked for a boutique search firm, with the mandate to start a systems and technology practice. He became a partner and helped grow that practice significantly over a seven-year period. Earlier in his career, Mr. Mealia enjoyed a successful career with IBM, where he held senior sales and marketing positions of increasing responsibility in both the U.S. and Canada. An avid sportsman, Mr. Mealia is a former board member of the Golf Association of Ontario and active in a number of charitable organizations. He combines his passion for sport and executive search best practices to hire leaders in the world of sports (Commissioner, CFL; Executive Director, Royal Canadian Golf Association). Mr. Mealia holds a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing and advertising from Indiana University.

  • Harry Moseley
    Global CIO
    Zoom

    Harry D. Moseley brings to Zoom a blend of transformational leadership, disruptive innovation, and corporate growth strategies. As the former CIO & Managing Director for KPMG, Harry was responsible for technology and innovation to support the firm's competitive growth. Over five years he identified and replaced legacy technology to dramatically improve productivity, security, and reliability. Before joining KPMG, Harry served as CIO & Senior Managing Director - Partner for Blackstone, where he led the company's transformation to the world's best digital alternative asset manager. Prior to Blackstone, Harry was a Managing Director for Credit Suisse, where he served as the CIO of Global Investment Banking, and Global Co-Head of Application Development / Co-CIO of the firm. Before Credit Suisse, Harry served as CTO & Managing Director for UBS Americas.

    Harry has been inducted into CIO Magazine's Hall of Fame, recognized as one of the world's top 100 CIOs by Computerworld, and honored by Irish Magazine as one of its Annual Wall Street 50. Harry is an Advisory Board Member of the New York Center for Dental Restorative Services, a Board Member of Rewards Network, a member of the Advisory Board of the New York City Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and a sponsor of nPower. He is a former Board Member of Bi-Sam (since acquired by Factset), a former Advisor to Aquiline Capital Partners, and a former Board Member of iLevel Solutions (since acquired by Ipreo). He also led Blackstone's investment in Watchdox (since acquired by Blackberry).

  • Hunter Muller
    President & CEO
    HMG Strategy

    Hunter Muller is a 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.

  • 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. 

  • Maurice Tayeh
    Global Chief Information Officer
    Hatch

    Mr. Tayeh’ s career spans over 30 years of international business covering several industries: Oil & Gas; Manufacturing; and Aerospace. Recognized in the industry as a leader with the ability to analyze, simplify and transform businesses through information technology.

    Experience in IT and business transformation at key market leaders in senior positions in charge of key decisions on innovation and new technology solutions. Recognized in the Oil & Gas / Engineering & Construction (EPC) industry as a leader with the ability to analyze, simplify and transform businesses through digital and information technology.For the past 20 years, Maurice have served as CIO for major international and Fortune 500 companies leading the charge of key decisions on innovation and new technology solutions. Maurice has led worldwide IT organizations of several hundred people with annual budgets of several hundred million Dollars.

    In his current role at Hatch, Maurice lead the IT and Digital teams in major internal digital transformation initiatives. Among Maurice’s main responsibilities is the development and deployment of a major digital strategic initiative called “Digital Project Delivery”.

    Prior to Hatch, Maurice held several positions in the Engineering & Construction Industry including the Global CIO at McDermott as well as the Group CIO at Technip (TechnipFMC now). Maurice began his career in the Aerospace industry where he held several positions at Loral Space & Communications; and Lockheed Martin. Maurice’s work in the Aerospace and Manufacturing industries was focused on Artificial Intelligence & Robotics.

    Maurice is a regular speaker at global technology conferences.As a true global leader, Maurice is fluent in English, French and Arabic. He has lived and worked in various cities around the world including N. America, Europe, Middle East and Africa.

  • Jonathan Ward
    President
    Ward Technology Talent

    Jonathan Ward, is the founder and CEO of Ward Technology Talent (WTT), a boutique service provider specializing in helping companies grow, launch new projects, write and rewrite applications and digitize their environments by providing leading edge technology resources on a consultative and full time basis.  As an entrepreneur since he was five years old, Jonathan has a passion for technology, disruptors and the start up world.

    WTT was founded over 15 years ago and has been on the Profit 500 list for both 2014 and 2015. WTT clients include start-ups and SaaS, financial services, solutions providers, and some of Canada’s largest employers working on innovative technology including one of Canada’s five major banks and one of Canada’s top telecommunications companies.

    WTT believes in creating communities that have a positive impact and runs technology sector events including the Mobile Learning Lab (1600+ members), Women Leaders in Technology and Technical Executive Breakfast Series.

    Jonathan holds an HBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business.

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June 03, 2020, 7:30 AM-5:30 PM
Omni King Edward Hotel

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM        

Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking


8:30 AM - 8:40 AM  

Welcome and Introduction

Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy


8:40 AM - 9:10 AM

EXECUTIVE BRIEFING:  Lenovo


9:10 AM - 9:35 AM Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

9:35 AM - 10:20 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%

10:20 AM - 10:50 AM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


10:50 AM - 11:20 AM

EXECUTIVE BRIEFING: RingCentral


10:50 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

Robin Brown, CIO, Protein North America, Cargill

Additional speakers coming soon

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

Toronto SIM News

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


1:00 PM - 1:30 PM 

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

Drew McFeetors, Consultant, Egon Zehnder 

John Mealia, Senior Client Partner, Korn Ferry  

Jonathan Ward, President, Ward Technology Talent

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 and practitioners 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 - 2:00 PM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

EXECUTIVE BRIEFING: Harry Moseley, CIO, Zoom


2:30 PM - 3:00 PM 

EXECUTIVE BRIEFING:  UiPath


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

Roman Coba, VP Technology and CIO, Federated Co-operatives Limited

Samantha Liscio, Chief Technology & Innovation Officer, WSIB

Maurice Tayeh, Global Chief Information Officer, Hatch

Additional speakers coming soon

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$45 billion Fortune 500 company and a global technology leader in driving Intelligent Transformation through smart devices and infrastructure that create the best user experience. Lenovo manufactures one of the world’s widest portfolio of connected products, including smartphones (Motorola), tablets, PCs (ThinkPad, Yoga, Lenovo Legion) and workstations as well as AR/VR devices and smart home/office solutions. Lenovo’s data center solutions (ThinkSystem, ThinkAgile) are creating the capacity and computing power for the connections that are changing business and society. Lenovo works to inspire the different in everyone and build a smarter future where everyone thrives. | 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.

    http://www.lenovo.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/
  • 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/
  • UiPath

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

    https://www.uipath.com/
  • Zoom

    Zoom is the leader in modern enterprise video communications, with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, chat, and webinars across mobile, desktop, and room systems. Zoom Rooms is the original software-based conference room solution used around the world in board, conference, huddle, and training rooms, as well as executive offices and classrooms. Founded in 2011, Zoom helps businesses and organizations bring their teams together in a frictionless environment to get more done.

    https://zoom.us

Gold 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.

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

  • SIM Toronto

    The Society for Information Management (SIM) is the premier network for IT leaders, comprised of over 3600 members, including CIOs, prominent academicians, consultants, other senior-level IT leaders, and vendors. SIM is a community of thought leaders who share experiences and rich intellectual capital that is applied for the future direction of IT. The Toronto SIM Chapter is dedicated to becoming the preferred professional association for aspiring IT/IS senior leaders and the favoured locale for providing mentorship by seasoned CIO's. The Chapter seeks to bring together both experienced and aspiring technology leaders in an environment where they can develop or share their business and personal skills, through networking, mentoring others and offering their leadership experience with the broader IT community and our society as a whole. Our next event on November 18th will feature Mark A. Stone, CIO of Texas A&M University. Mark will present his views on Career Management in the IT Organization of the Future at an exclusive dinner at the National Club at 303 Bay Street. The dinner will include an open ended discussion on the evolving landscape of IT organizations and the essential tactics for navigating the IT organization of the future. Mark A. Stone is the author of “The Three C’s: A Career Enrichment Primer on Characterizing, Connecting, and Communicating”. He currently serves as the Chief Information Officer for the Texas A&M University System. Texas A&M is a statewide network of 11 universities, seven agencies, two service units, and a comprehensive health science center. It serves more than 137,000 students and 22 million other educational contacts via outreach programs. Prior to joining the A&M System, Mr. Stone held CIO/VP roles with Safety-Kleen Systems, Zale Corporation and the Resolution Trust Corporation.

    http://www.simnet.org/members/group.aspx?id=63423

Omni King Edward Hotel

37 King Street East
Toronto, Ontario

Room rate is $349/night. This rate expires on May 4, 2020.

To book a room, please call 1-800-THE-OMNI and mention the HMG CIO Executive Leadership Summit or click here.

A note regarding special measures and procedures from the Omni King Edward pertaining to COVID-19:

At Omni Hotels & Resorts, our first priority is the health and safety of our guests and associates, and I am writing in connection with your upcoming arrival for the HMG 2020 CIO Executive Leadership Summit event in June 2020.

We understand you are paying close attention to COVID-19 and its increasing spread globally. Please know we are currently following the direction of the leading authorities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO), which has made it clear that the risk is low, and travel remains safe in North America. We continue to educate our team at The Omni King Edward Hotel on strategies to assist in preventing the spread of coronavirus. These best practices are shared at daily meetings, department trainings, and posted throughout our “Heart of the House” areas. Additionally, all cleaning products meet or exceed industry standards and we continue to follow Ecolab’s detailed information for correct chemical purchasing. Other steps we are taking to minimize risk include:
- Emphasizing the need to stay home when sick, respiratory etiquette, and hand hygiene by all associates.
- Increased use of proper cleaning and disinfectant products and providing associates with personal protective equipment.
- Increased routine public space cleaning:
-- Cleaning and disinfecting all frequently touched surfaces in the workplace, including but not limited to workstations, countertops, elevator buttons, doorknobs, etc.
-- Upon availability, providing hand sanitizer stations at key contact points.
- Implementing additional measures to clean guest rooms including spraying disinfectant throughout each room and additional sanitizing of counters, doorknobs and surfaces within each guest room.

The focus on cleanliness and sanitation is imperative to our daily operation and has always been a top priority for our properties. These additional measures will help provide a safe environment for our guests, clients and associates as we stay up to date with communication from local authorities in the cities and communities where our hotels operate. 

The CIO Executive Leadership Summit is created for CIOs/IT leaders. It also has strong appeal to leaders interested in better positioning their organizations and themselves for what's ahead in business and to achieve the greatest benefits through the use of information technology. 

To ensure a high quality environment and to maximize the networking experience, all attendees must be:

  • Employed C-Level executives (non-vendor) or equivalent, CIOs, Direct Reports of CIOs, or Senior Most IT Professional in an organization with $200M or greater revenue, or from not-for-profit or government organizations with comparable size

- OR - 

  • Full time academicians

If you meet the criteria above, there is no fee to attend.

All registration requests will be reviewed and approved based upon above stated criteria.

* Sales/marketing individuals or consultants from non-sponsoring vendor organizations are not permitted.

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