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2020 HMG Live! U.K. CIO Executive Leadership Summit

Reimagining the Business and the Future of Work

As regional economies gradually open up, many executives believe that both business and the nature of work will change forever. In order to support the business effectively, CIOs and technology executives need to help reimagine and reinvent the business and help the CEO and line-of-business leaders identify new opportunities in core, parallel and new markets. Technology executives also must work with the executive team to identify what the future of work looks like and provide the infrastructure and tools necessary to support this new way of working.

In this Virtual Summit, top technology executives will share their advice on the roles that CIOs and tech leaders can play in reshaping the business and the future of work.


The 2020 HMG Live! U.K. CIO Executive Leadership Summit is held in partnership with the UK IT Leaders Association. 

UK Innovative Tech Leaders is a community of Senior IT Leaders from across the UK created and governed by IT Leaders for peers only and is not open to vendors, service providers or sales people. There are also three regional groups, Northern, Midlands and Southern IT Leaders.  Learn more here: https://www.ukitl.co.uk/

 


  • Ezechi Britton
    Founding Member, Principal and CTO in Residence
    Impact X Capital Partners LLP

  • Beatriz Copelli
    CIO & CDO
    British American Tobacco

    Beatriz is a recognized thought leader in technology, with over 19 years of successful roles in the CPG industry. Over the course of her career with BAT, she has held extremely diverse leadership roles in Mexico, Latin America, Canada, Africa and the UK. Beatriz’s journey with the company started in 2001 as an IT Trainee and then business partner and SAP Project IT Lead roles. This was followed by regional roles for the Americas, supporting Operations and Marketing. In 2016, she moved to Montreal to take on the CIO role for Canada & Mexico. Now, she is responsible for over 50 markets as BAT’s Regional CIO for Americas & Sub-Saharan Africa. Beatriz has spearheaded the company’s Digital Transformation Program and has played a lead role in BAT’s highly acclaimed Diversity & Inclusion programme, for the past 6 years.

  • Joanna Drake
    CIO
    The Hut Group

  • Kevin Haskew
    SVP & CIO
    ON Semiconductor

    Kevin Haskew is an innovative and solutions-driven senior executive leader with profound IT subject matter knowledge and over 20 years of global business experience managing international M&A, IPO, private equity, manufacturing-supply chain operations, systems integration, and both IT operations and security for companies valued at over $1 billion. As a turnaround CIO, Kevin is an industry leader in driving change through creative, industry compliant solutions. His strong background in IT provides a deep understanding of how to synergize corporate systems and transform underperforming departments into rapid vehicles for growth.  With extensive international experience in European and Asian markets, Kevin is strongly positioned to work for organizations looking to expand their operations globally or restructure existing departments to focus on value and driven sustainable growth.

    Currently, Kevin serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for ON Semiconductor.  Recruited specifically for his expertise as a turnaround CIO, Kevin has redefined what IT means for the company through initiatives that have unified technology and corporate strategy with systems transformation. 

    Prior to joining ON Semiconductor, Kevin has held several CIO roles and has over 40 years of global industrial experience.

    He obtained his Master of Science in IT and Change Management from Sheffield Hallam University and holds an MBA from Sheffield Business School, as well as a diploma in Management Studies from Derby Polytechnic, and a Higher National Diploma of Mechanical Engineering from Stockport.

    Kevin is a Fellow of the British Computer Society, as well as a Chartered Engineer and IT Professional.

  • Bill Limond
    Former CIO
    National Health Insurance Co, Qatar Supreme Council of Health

    Over 20 years’ Board Director level responsibility for Change Programs as CIO, Group IT Director & Program Director. Organisations: City of London, British Gas, Transport for London, BAESystems, McKinsey, Qatar National Health Insurance, Alghanim Ind., Audit Commission, Pilkington, Service Corp. Intnl & Dept for Education.

  • 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.

  • Freddie Quek
    Chief Technology Officer
    Times Higher Education

  • Rashmi Rao
    Managing Director
    Stratech Limited

  • Dave Roberts
    Global IT Director
    Stantec

    Dave Roberts joined Radius Payment Solutions as Chief Information Officer in 2014. As CIO, Dave is responsible for the in-house IT Development and Support teams at the Group’s headquarters in Crewe and the Manchester based Technology Centre. Under Dave’s leadership, Radius Payment Solutions is excelling on delivering advanced industry-leading technology that differentiates the organisation in the fuel card and telematics markets.

    Dave has been working in the IT Industry since 1997, with previous director experience across global IT teams. He is committed to delivering transformational IT services and driving forward programmes of change. Dave participates in a number of IT Advisory Boards, providing recommendations to groups within Education, Industry and Government. He was appointed as a Fellow of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT in 2015. Dave has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Information Systems and a Master of Business Administration degree.

  • Graham Spivey
    Chief Communications Officer
    UK IT Leaders

  • Natalie Whittlesey
    Area Leader, EMEA Technology Officers Practice
    Korn Ferry

    Before joining Korn Ferry in 2020 Natalie gained significant experience hiring transformative leaders into a range of clients, large and small.  These ranged from; several leadership posts for a Fortune 500 transport and logistics company, multiple regional CIO posts for two global FTSE listed engineering businesses, CTO of an acquisitive educational company, and many more.

    Along with delivery, Natalie set up a small Research team to provide clients with the best possible service, and also oversaw ‘search excellence’ across the UK.

    Natalie has helped clients to improve their diversity and inclusion strategies by hosting knowledge sharing events for business influencers and roundtables for female technology leaders.   

    Natalie is a functional technology leadership specialist and has focused on hiring great technology talent since 2004 when she worked for a major recruitment brand in New Zealand. 

    She returned to the UK to join a technology recruitment and professional services firm in 2006, rising to become a Director and ‘Head of CIO Practice’ before joining Korn Ferry in January 2020.

    She is sector agnostic and has recruited across the UK and also parts of Europe.

    Natalie has presented at many technology-centric events across the UK and Europe (and contributed to various articles) sharing insights about broader technology and talent trends, and also strategies to increase diversity within technology teams.

    Natalie holds a BA Joint Hons Degree in Business Management and Media from Manchester University.  She is also qualified in the use of the Hogan assessment tool.

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September 23, 2020 

10:00 AM ET / 15:00 GMT+1

WELCOME: Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy and Graham Spivey, CCO, UKIT Leaders


10:05 AM ET /15:05 GMT+1

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Reimagining the Business and the Future of Work

As regional economies gradually open up, many executives believe that both business and the nature of work will change forever. In order to support the business effectively, CIOs and technology executives need to help reimagine and reinvent the business and help the CEO and line-of-business leaders identify new opportunities in core, parallel and new markets. Technology executives also must work with the executive team to identify what the future of work looks like and provide the infrastructure and tools necessary to support this new way of working.

In this panel discussion, top technology executives will share their advice on the roles that CIOs and tech leaders can play in reshaping the business and the future of work.

Moderator:  Rashmi Rao, Managing Director, Stratech Limited

Joanna Drake, CIO, The Hut Group

Freddie Quek, CTO, Times Higher Education

Dave Roberts, Global IT Director, Stantec

Additional panelists being confirmed.


10:25 AM ET / 15:25 GMT+1

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW:  Securing the Future of Work: How Cyber AI Learns on the Job

Speaker TBD, Darktrace


10:35 AM ET / 15:35 GMT+1

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Leading Digital Innovation in a Highly Distributed Environment

It’s been said that the constraints engendered by a crisis can help to spur innovation. Still, there’s an added level of complexity when CIOs, CISOs and technology executives are seeking effective ways to collaborate with their teams and draw upon fresh ideas in a highly distributed environment. In this session, top-tier technology executives will share their insights on successful ways to band the team together and cultivate digital and secure innovation in a remote work setting.

Moderator:  Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy

Beatriz Copelli, CIO & CDO, British American Tobacco

Kevin Haskew, SVP & CIO, ON Semiconductor

Additional panelists being confirmed.


10:55 AM ET / 15:55 GMT+1

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: Jamey Peacock, Motivational Speaker (TBC)


11:05 AM ET / 16:05 GMT+1

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

Most Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) programs have well-intentioned goals. Still, there are numerous ways to strengthen existing D&I programs, including creating more opportunities to people from disadvantaged backgrounds, expanding placement beyond executive-level hires and applying alternative approaches to gauging the competency of potential candidates. In this session, executives will explore the shortcomings of existing D&I programs along with recommendations for moving these initiatives forward. 

Moderator:  Graham Spivey, CCO, UKIT Leaders

Ezechi Britton, Founding Member, Principal and CTO in Residence, Impact X Capital Partners, LLP

Additional panelists being confirmed. 


11:25 AM ET / 16:25 GMT+1

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: Emma Dutton, Executive Coach (TBC)


11:35 AM ET / 16:35 GMT+1

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Crisis and Career:  Preparing for the Next Opportunity

As COVID-19 swept the globe, CEOs and business executives discovered the true value of their technology leaders who had positioned their businesses to make the digital pivot and support a work-from-home environment. This type of foresight, along with the business savvy many technology leaders have acquired, positions technology executives well for future career opportunities.

In this panel discussion, discover key recommendations from search executives on how to position your career trajectory successfully and position yourself for the next big opportunity. 

Moderator:  Bill Limond, Former CIO, National Health Insurance Co, Qatar Supreme Council of Health

Natalie Whittelsey, Area Leader, EMEA Technology Officers Practice, Korn Ferry

Additional panelists being confirmed. 


11:55 AM ET / 16:55 GMT+1

SUMMIT WRAP-UP

Presenting Partners

  • 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 3,500 organizations to protect against threats to the cloud, email, IoT, networks and industrial systems. The company has over 1,200 employees and headquarters in San Francisco and Cambridge, UK. Every 3 seconds, Darktrace AI fights back against a cyber-threat, preventing it from causing damage.

    https://www.darktrace.com/

Strategic Partners

  • Egon Zehnder

    Egon Zehnder was founded in 1964 with a distinctive vision and structure aimed at achieving two basic goals - to place our clients' interests first and to lead our profession in creating value for our clients through the assessment and recruitment of top-level management resources. The most fundamental expression of our client-first vision resides in our structure, which is unique to our profession. Our 390 consultants, operating from 63 wholly owned offices in 37 countries, are organized around a single-profit center partnership. This is designed to eliminate competitive barriers between our offices. It allows us to operate seamlessly when engagements call for us to mobilize across many offices in a country or a region. Large or small, local or global, our clients benefit from our structure by having access to our most relevant resources and relationships wherever they may reside. Underpinning this unique structure is our private ownership. We have chosen to operate our firm independent of any outside interests and are motivated solely by a desire to exceed our clients' expectations.

    http://www.egonzehnder.com
  • Heidrick & Struggles

    Heidrick & Struggles actively solves business problems for our clients every day. Through our Leadership Advisory framework, we help companies attract, develop and retain the world’s most talented individuals. For almost 60 years, we have focused on quality service and built strong leadership teams through our relationships with clients and individuals worldwide. Today, Heidrick & Struggles leadership experts operate from principal business centers in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.

    http://www.heidrick.com
  • Korn Ferry

    At Korn Ferry, we design, build, attract and ignite talent. Since our inception, clients have trusted us to help recruit world-class leadership. Today, we are a single source for leadership and talent consulting services to empower businesses and leaders to reach their goals. Through our vision, research and tools across 80 offices and 3,700 employees, we convert potential into greatness. Our solutions range from executive recruitment and leadership development programs, to enterprise learning, succession planning, and recruitment process outsourcing (RPO). Organizations around the world trust Korn Ferry to manage their talent – a responsibility we meet every day with passion, expertise, integrity and results.

    https://www.kornferry.com
  • Spencer Stuart

    Founded in 1956 and privately owned, Spencer Stuart is one of the world's leading executive search consulting firms. We are the advisor of choice among top companies seeking guidance and counsel on senior leadership needs. We have unrivalled access to leading executives around the world. Our clients range across industries, from the world's largest companies to medium-sized businesses and entrepreneurial start-ups. We operate out of 51 offices in 27 countries. Last year we conducted more than 4,000 assignments around the world. Our team of more than 300 consultants possesses a unique blend of professional search experience and industry expertise. Consultants are organized in practices and work in teams, often across international boundaries that maximize sector specialization and knowledge-sharing. These client service teams are supported by first-rate associates and researchers, and backed by state-of-the-art technology. We place quality at the center of everything we do and solicit candid feedback at every opportunity in order to continually improve our service to clients. We channel our knowledge and expertise into a wide range of publications for the benefit of existing and prospective clients.

    https://www.spencerstuart.com

Alliance Partners

  • Amplify Partners

    Amplify Partners, an early-stage venture capital firm committed to redefining IT infrastructure, invests in technical entrepreneurs pursuing the multi-hundred-billion dollar Infrastructure 2.0 disruption. Amplify helps talented founders build valuable businesses by investing the right amount of early-stage capital and providing active company-building assistance. Amplify offers the unique combination of deep domain expertise, early-stage focus and a network of Venture AmplifiersTM to improve outcomes for infrastructure entrepreneurs.

    http://www.amplifypartners.com
  • Glynn Capital

    Glynn Capital is focused on investments in leading private and public technology growth companies. We seek to be long-term investors in a limited number of excellent companies with world-class management teams, sustainable business models, and long-term growth potential.

    http://www.glynncapital.com/
  • Greylock Partners

    Greylock Partners backs entrepreneurs who are building disruptive, market-transforming consumer and enterprise software companies. We invest in companies that define new markets, including Airbnb, AppDynamics, Cloudera, Docker, Dropbox, Facebook (Nasdaq: FB), LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD), Medium, Nextdoor, Palo Alto Networks (NYSE: PANW) and Workday (NYSE: WDAY).

    http://www.greylock.com
  • Lightspeed Venture Partners

    Lightspeed Ventures is a global VC firm headquartered in Silicon Valley, with offices in India, Israel, and China. With over $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

  • UK IT Leaders

    UK Innovative Tech Leaders is a community of Senior IT Leaders from across the UK created and governed by IT Leaders for peers only and is not open to vendors, service providers or sales people. There are also three regional groups, Northern, Midlands and Southern IT Leaders. We offer a unique alternative to other networking groups and forums as we are focused on helping each other, helping the people we work or contract for and through our charity support, helping those in need. With over 1000 in the network and growing every day we are building also a powerful thought leadership and Influencer community. The group also enables members who wish to the option to securely and privately communicate with each other to share knowledge and discuss challenges, issues, opportunities, products and partners in a closed forum.

    https://www.ukitl.co.uk/

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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HMG Strategy Executive Leadership Summits deliver world class thought leadership where attendees receive unique insights into best practices and hear success stories involving leadership, management, technology and career development.

Key Areas of Focus Include:

  • Leading Courageously and Authentically in Times of Crisis
  • Reimagining the Business and the Future of Work
  • Winning the War on Talent
  • Creating a Workplace of Diversity and Inclusion to Foster Innovation
  • Becoming Boardroom Ready
  • Blazing the Path to Secure Innovation
  • Strengthening Your Personal Brand

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