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2020 New Jersey Hybrid CIO Executive Leadership Summit

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Hyatt Regency New Brunswick, New Brunswick, NJ


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 Hybrid Summit - which blends a small number of in-person speakers and attendees on location then is broadcast out to a wider audience - 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.


  • Rizwan Akhtar
    CIO & SVP
    Cartus, a Division of Realogy Holdings Corp.

    Rizwan joined Cartus in the summer of 2018 taking on the role of Senior Vice President of IT with enthusiasm and a keen eye on the future of technology at Cartus. Rizwan was CEO Katrina Helmkamp’s first senior executive hire after she took the reins of Cartus in late spring of 2018.

    Before coming to Cartus Rizwan worked as a senior IT Executive for 20+ years with broad and diverse experiences in business focused IT leadership, with 8+ years in Financial Services. Rizwan brings deep technology and business domain expertise in Retail, Business Banking, Commercial Banking, and Digital Banking functions to Cartus.

    With extensive leadership experience in creating and supporting business strategies that enable growth and transformation and a solid track record in leading the delivery of large-scale, mission critical complex enterprise initiatives, Rizwan will lead the technology department at Cartus into a new phase.

    An accomplished wildlife and nature photographer who also happens to speak 8 languages Rizwan is a most passionate about the track days he spends driving very fast cars. You can find him behind the wheel of some of the world’s most awe inspiring super cars. He has a goal to lap a Bugatti so if anyone has a spare Veyron he could borrow and take to Imola for the weekend he can be reached at extension 8885.

  • Snehal Antani
    CEO & Co-founder
    Horizon3.ai

    Snehal Antani is an entrepreneur, technologist, and investor. He is CEO & Co-founder of Horizon3.ai, a cyber security company using AI to deliver Red Teaming & Penetration Testing as a Service. He also serves as a Highly Qualified Expert (HQE) for the US Department of Defense, driving digital transformation and data initiatives in support of Special Operations. Prior to his current roles, Snehal was CTO & SVP at Splunk, held multiple CIO roles at GE Capital, and started his career as a Software Engineer at IBM. He has a Masters in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic University (RPI), a BS in Computer Science from Purdue University, and holds 16 patents.

  • Shellye Archambeau
    Board Director, Strategic Advisor & Author

    Ms. Archambeau is an experienced CEO and Board Director with a track record of accomplishments building brands, high performance teams, and organizations.  Ms. Archambeau currently serves on the boards of Verizon [NYSE:VZ], Nordstrom [NYSE: JWN], Roper Technologies [NYSE: ROP], and Okta [NASDAQ: OKTA].  She is also a strategic advisor to the Royal Bank of Canada, Capital Markets Group.

    She is the former CEO of MetricStream, a Silicon Valley-based, governance, risk, and compliance software company that enables corporations to improve their business operations through better risk management across the enterprise. Ms. Archambeau built the company into a global market leader with over 1200 employees serving customers around the world.  Under her leadership MetricStream was recognized for growth and innovation over the years and was named in the top 10 of the “Deloitte Technology Fast 50” and named a global leader in GRC by leading independent analyst firms for 9 consecutive years.

    Ms. Archambeau has over 30 years of experience in technology leading organizations focused on business to business as well as business to consumer. She is a recognized expert in marketing and co-authored, "Marketing That Works: How Entrepreneurial Marketing Can Add Sustainable Profits to Any Sized Company." She has held EVP of Sales and Chief Marketing Officer roles for two public companies and as President of Blockbuster.com, launched the entertainment retailer’s first online presence.

    She was named the second most influential African American in IT by Business Insider in 2013. In 2015, she was ranked one of the “100 Most Influential Business Leaders in America” by Newsmax and that same year received the NCWIT Symons Innovator Award from The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT).

    She is the author of Unapologetically Ambitious: Take Risks, Break Barriers and Create Success on Your Own Terms.  A book that will inspire you and provide the tools to enable you to fight the battles, make the tradeoffs and create the life you want.

    Shellye is also a sought-after speaker on governance, risk and compliance as well as marketing and entrepreneurship.  She has guest lectured at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business and The Wharton School of Business.  She has been featured or referenced in major publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Forbes and The Financial Times.

    In her spare time Shellye enjoys exercising, the performing arts, entertaining and cooking.

  • Akash Bhate
    Global E-Commerce Leader
    SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions

    Akash is accomplished, award winning executive with 15+ years of global experience shepherding organizations into the modern digital era with the goal to drive margin expansion and growth, create an atmosphere for organizational efficiency, and  provide deep and valuable customer insights to improve customer experience and the customer journey. He’s is passionate about digital transformation, data hygiene, and data-driven decision making.

    As Global E-Commerce Leader of SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions, Akash leads strategic and tactical execution to scale E-Commerce globally.

    Prior to this role, Akash was IT Director at GE Water, where he led InSight, an award winning IoT-based Asset Performance Monitoring (APM) and Remote Diagnostics platform, which helps customers to optimize asset utilization and reduce energy consumption.  

    Akash holds undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from India, and MBA from the Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

  • Lookman Fazal
    Chief Information & Digital Officer
    NJ TRANSIT

    Lookman Fazal is an Executive IT Leader and the Global head of Technology and Security for Argo Turboserve Corporation. In his current role, Lookman manages multimillion dollar budget, a global staff across 3 continents and 28 locations around the world. 

    His primary objective is to set the technology & security blueprint and roadmap to position ATC for future growth across the 5 distinct business divisions.  Mr Fazal has reestablished business and IT partnership by strategically aligning IT organization to business objectives.  This was done by building transparency, trust, selling IT services and by showing the technology benefits to the business. 

    Mr Fazal is a dynamic leader recognized by peers as an excellent coach, team player and mentor with over 20 years of experience in Information Technology. He has managed many large-scale projects and planned strategic IT direction from a business perspective as well as technical perspective.  He possesses a proving ability to gain cooperation, build consensus and improve performance among diverse groups and has directed reengineering processes to reduce costs and increase efficiency. He has consistently been recognized and promoted to positions of increased responsibility

    Prior to joining ATC, Lookman Fazal has worked with several fortune 500 companies in various leadership roles at EmblemHealth, Avaya, Lucent and Novartis.  His last role was leading an IT Technology group reporting to the CIO where he managed a team of 70 people and a budget of $20 million.  He has a Masters in Management from Stevens Institute of Technology and has 10 certifications and 5 patents.     

    Industry Experience: Supply Chain, Distribution and Warehousing, Telecommunication, Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals.

  • Hugo Fueglein
    Managing Director, CIO/IT Practice
    Diversified Search

    Hugo Fueglein is a Managing Director in Diversified Search’s New York City office. He is a leader in the CIO & IT Management Practice in the United States and is a core member of the Global CIO Practice for Diversified Search.  Mr. Fueglein is also a leading member of the Global Technology Practice at Diversified Search. He has placed technology executives in key positions across all industries.  Hugo’s specialization is in the placement of Chief Information Officers, Chief Technology Officers, and technology executives in IT Architecture, IT Infrastructure, Application Development, and IT Operations.

    Prior to joining Diversified Search, Mr. Fueglein was an Executive Vice President with DHR International and formerly an integral member of the CIO and IT Practice at CTPartners.  He served clients across industries, recruiting talent to fill critical roles in corporate technology functions.  Hugo has completed assignments for CIOs and key leadership positions in technology for a broad scope of clients that continuously utilize technology as a strategic initiative.  Industry sectors served include technology, consumer goods, retail, energy, financial services, health care, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, and industrial.

    Hugo’s search career also includes being a Principal with both Korn/Ferry International and Morgan Samuels.  During his seven year tenure with Korn/Ferry, he was instrumental in the creation of the CIO Center of Expertise.  Earlier in his career, Hugo was an economist with Chase Econometrics and The WEFA Group (Wharton Economic Forecasting Associates).  While serving as an economist with The WEFA Group (Wharton Economic Forecasting Associates), Hugo refined his strategic process management and developed superior communication abilities in working with a diverse clientele.

    Education
    BS, Agricultural Economics, University of Connecticut

    MS, Agricultural Economics, University of Connecticut

  • Stephen Gold
    CTO & Chief Digital Operations Officer
    Hudson's Bay Company

    Stephen Gold was formerly the Executive Vice President, CVS Health and Chief Information Officer. In this role since July 2012, Gold is the company’s senior technology executive, with responsibility for all information systems and technology operations as well as for Client Services Operations within CVS/Caremark.

    A seasoned executive with more than 30 years of information systems management experience, Gold was previously SVP and CIO for Avaya. Prior to joining Avaya, Gold was EVP, Chief Information Officer and Corporate Chief Technology Officer for GSI Commerce where he was responsible for product development, product marketing, systems architecture, product engineering and technology operations for one of the nation’s premier eCommerce solutions providers. Previously Gold was divisional CIO at Merck &Co. He was also CIO at Medco Health Solutions, where he was the founder and General Manager of Medco.com.

  • Gerard Insall
    CIO
    Avis Budget Group

    Gerard Insall is the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Avis Budget Group, Inc. In this role, Gerard is responsible for the management of all facets of Information Technology for Avis Rent-A-Car, Budget Rent-A-Car and Budget Truck including Enterprise Applications, IT Operations, Networks, Architecture and IT Strategy. Prior to this position, he served as the Vice President of IT Operations for Avis Budget Group, Inc. where he led the IT Operations separation effort for the former Cendant Corporation as Cendant split into four companies.

    Gerard has held various management positions over the last 20 years working with Cendant Corporation, Avis Rent A Car, WizCom International LTD, and Resorts Condominium International. His positions have been in the areas of application development, business systems management, project management, relationship management, and IT Operations. Among Gerard’s accomplishments at Avis Budget Group, Gerard has led several strategic negotiations for the company and is highly regarded for his negotiating abilities. Gerard also led the strategic initiative for the Business Process Outsourcing of several areas within the company’s finance and accounting function. Gerard has a strong record of building talent, motivation, and teamwork among his staff and organizations.

    Gerard has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Saint John’s University in New York. 

  • Daphne Jones
    Board of Directors AMN Healthcare, Barnes Group, Inc. and Masonite International
    Founder
    Destiny Transformations Group

    Daphne E. Jones is an accomplished and seasoned executive with extensive experience using digital technologies strategically, entrepreneurially, and globally within multi-national corporations. She has over thirty years of experience in general management and executive level roles at IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Hospira (now Pfizer) and General Electric. During her tenure at GE, she served as: SVP for Future of Work, SVP & CIO.  She ran IT for Product Engineering, Imaging, and Ultrasound, and was Senior Executive & CIO For Global Services – all comprising a $13B segment within GE Healthcare.

    Prior to GE Healthcare, her early career days were spent at IBM and Johnson & Johnson as an IT Executive followed by her role as a Corporate Officer, SVP & CIO at Hospira, Inc. a  $5B global pharmaceutical and infusion technology company.  She was the first woman and African American to report to the Chairman of the Board with accountability for all aspects of Hospira’s enterprise, cyber, digital & analytics technology. A driver of change acceleration and leadership development, her career has been spent using digital technologies to transform business models, distribution channels and products. 

    Daphne serves on the board of directors for AMN Healthcare, Inc., Barnes Group Inc, and Masonite International Corp and is regarded as an authority on how to prepare for and land a corporate board seat.  She is the recipient of the University of West Indies’ Luminary Award,  was named one of Illinois’ Most Powerful and Influential Women by the National Diversity Council, and was Computerworld Premier 100 CIO.   She is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), Accenture Cybersecurity Women’s Council, The Digital Directors Network (DDN), and Executive Leadership Council (ELC). 

    Daphne’s contemporary experience and thought-leadership helps drive innovation globally; enabling business transformation across major industries.  A corporate advisor, mentor and budding author; her inspiring life story from poverty to executive leadership has made her a sought after speaker and consultant.

    Daphne earned her MBA and BS from Illinois State University.

  • Ajoy Kumar
    Head of IT Risk Analysis and Reporting
    The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation

  • Beverly Lieberman
    President
    Halbrecht Lieberman Associates

    Beverly Lieberman is President of Halbrecht Lieberman Associates, a leading, retained executive search firm, specializing in recruiting CIOs and CTOs.

    Ms. Lieberman joined Halbrecht Associates in 1986 and became the owner in 1991.  She has successfully managed searches for Fortune 500 companies as well as early-stage businesses.  Industries served include healthcare, insurance, higher education, financial services, retail, manufacturing, government, management consulting, high technology, law and communications.

    In addition to executive search, Ms. Lieberman has established an executive coaching practice.  She coaches senior executives in the areas of performance improvement and career development.

    Ms. Lieberman has a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Michigan and graduated from the prestigious M.I.T Sloan School Executive Management Program.

    Prior to joining Halbrecht Associates, Ms. Lieberman was a Human Resource executive with a Fortune 500 multinational conglomerate and a leading New England bank, where she managed major recruitment efforts for professional and senior level technical staff. 

    Ms. Lieberman is a frequent speaker at professional societies and conferences and is often quoted in major business and trade publications.  She has been a featured writer for CIO Magazine.  Ms. Lieberman is a long-standing member of the Society for Information Management (SIM) and currently serves on the Board of Directors.  In addition, Ms. Lieberman is a Board member of the University of Bridgeport’s Industry Advisory Board.  Ms. Lieberman was selected by Executive Recruiter News as one of the 50 leading retained search professionals.  She is also recognized by John Sibbald’s The Career Makers, as one of the nation’s top recruiters

  • 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.

  • Vipul Nagrath
    Global CIO
    ADP, LLC

    Vipul Nagrath has joined ADP as Global Chief Information Officer (CIO).   Vipul has responsibility for all of ADP’s infrastructure, operations, enterprise applications, enterprise technology systems and processes across the globe.

    Vipul and his team work closely with our senior business leaders to execute ADP’s business strategy and identify, prioritize and execute technology solutions that are cost effective, efficient and scalable globally. The focus of Vipul’s organization is to work collaboratively across the organization to ensure that we build strategic capabilities that support an excellent service experience for our clients and associates.

    An industry leader in technology, Vipul brings more than 25 years of experience in developing forward-thinking solutions. Vipul joins us from Bloomberg L.P., where he started as a project manager in 2003 and rapidly rose through the IT organization to become Bloomberg, L.P.’s Global Head of Research & Development. He continued his growth and responsibility as CIO of Bloomberg’s $900MM Enterprise Solutions Group business, where he had full oversight of all operational and technology needs for the enterprise business globally. In his prior role as the global head of R&D, Vipul oversaw technology research & development for Fixed Income, Foreign Exchange, Equity, Trading Solutions, Commodities, Options, Derivatives, Data, Portfolio Analytics, Internal Systems, Web Products, Software Infrastructure and News.

    Vipul started his career as a developer with Granada Systems Design, Inc., then moved on to run his own boutique firm specializing in computer telephony integration from 1995 to 2003. Vipul earned a bachelors and master’s degree in computer science from Pace University.

  • Mark Polansky
    Senior Partner, Technology Officers Practice
    Korn Ferry

    Mark has extensively recruited chief information officers, chief technology officers, chief information security officers and other senior IT leadership talent across varied vertical sectors including Industrial, Consumer, Life Sciences and Higher Education. His consultative approach to search encompasses talent strategy, organization design, search process and diversity recruiting. Mark ’s clients range from the Fortune 100 (McKesson, General Electric, Hewlett-Packard, Boeing) to smaller high-growth companies (Under Armour, Regeneron, DirecTV) as well as prestigious public and private universities (Harvard, Rockefeller, University of Florida).

    Before entering the search field, Mark developed and marketed information systems within the Financial Services and Higher Education sectors. He currently serves on the Advisory Committee for Columbia University's executive graduate program in Information Technology Management.

    Mark frequently addresses conferences and writes on information technology and career management topics. He is the creator of the “Executive Career Counsel” column in CIO Magazine and on CIO.com. He is a member of the Society for Information Management (SIM) and has served as President of the New York Chapter. He sits on the Advisory Boards of The Information Technology Senior Management Forum (ITSMF), the national organization dedicated to fostering executive talent among African-American IT professionals, and HITEC, the Hispanic Information Technology Executive Council.

    Mark holds a master’s degree in Computer Science from Pratt Institute and a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Electrical Engineering from Union College.

  • Mandar Rege
    Managing Director, Operational Risk Management - Technology and Cybersecurity
    Citi

    Senior executive in Information Security and Technology Risk Management with strong experience in striking the right balance between cost, operational effectiveness and technology risk as a component of operational risk management. Hands-on operations experience with a proven record for driving transformation and recovering troubled projects. Strong executive presence to lead teams and drive consensus with senior leadership to deliver business outcomes.

    My goal is to solve business problems and 'take away the pain' as opposed to just deploying technical point-solutions. This requires a top-down, business-risk driven approach, which provides an end-to-end solution that translates a strategy vision into real operational execution.

    Specialties: Technology Risk Management, IT Strategy, IT Governance, Privacy, Network Architecture and Management, IT Security, IT Audit 

  • Steve Salisbury
    Transformational Leadership Expert

    Steve Salisbury is passionate about working with executives to bridge the strategy to execution divide to drive successful transformational change. He has worked with some of the world’s most recognizable enterprises to set the change in motion by creating transformational capacity, galvanizing leaders, and driving accountability to institutionalize the entire transformation. In an industry where projects continue to underperform, Steve holds a remarkable 85% success rate.

  • Mark Sander
    Managing Partner
    MFS Solutions LLC

    Mark Sander has over 25 years of industry experience in the Pharmaceutical and Consumer Products industries.  With a proven record of leading business transformation through the use of technology, he is a CIO, board member and digital strategist who builds bridges between IT and the business, transforms IT organizations to align with business operations and uses digital transformation to drive top and bottom line growth.

    He has held senior leadership roles at several major pharmaceutical companies (Pfizer, Merck/Schering-Plough) as well as two start-ups, most recently leading Information Technology for Global Quality Operations at Teva Pharmaceuticals, servicing 35,000 users across 130 locations globally. Prior to joining Teva, Mark served as the VP and Global CIO for Church & Dwight, the $3.5B Consumer Products company. 

    Mark earned his B.S. double major in Applied Mathematics (Operations Research and Management Science) and Industrial Management (Tepper) from Carnegie Mellon University.  Additionally, he earned an M.B.A. (International Business and Finance) from the Stern School of Business at New York University.

    An active member of the New Jersey chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM), Mark has previously served multiple terms on the Executive Committee (Vice President of Administration & Vice President Communications), been active in the mentoring program, and co-founded the North Jersey CIO Roundtable.  Mark has also held a seat on the Board of Advisors for TenFour, an IT Infrastructure Services company, since 2016. 

  • Stephen Spagnuolo
    Digital Security & Risk Practice Lead
    Stanton Chase

    Stephen Spagnuolo is a Director in the Baltimore office and leads cyber, digital security, risk focus areas, and client engagements. He has earned a recognized track record of delivering leadership talent and corporate development solutions with a principal focus on cyber security and operational risk across technology, financial services, and other industry sectors, ranging from early stage/startup to emerging growth to mid and large global corporates, banks and consultancies. In so doing, he leverages his deep and extensive network, particularly across the U.S. National Security and Wall Street communities.

    Prior to Stanton Chase, Stephen launched and led the Digital Security Practice for several boutique executive search firms. Earlier he was with Russell Reynolds Associates in New York, as a member of the Global Banking & Markets Practice and then Co-Founder/Head of the Americas for Sheffield Haworth, a London-based global financial services recruitment firm, where in just a few years’ time, the platform and team he established and built earned ‘firm of choice’ recognition amongst their US based Tier 1 bank and corporate clients.

    He currently serves as a cybersecurity expert and the on-call cyber security headhunter with RANE (Risk Assistance Network + Exchange), and he is frequently engaged as a moderator and guest panelist on cyber security talent leadership, recruitment, and development for various executive leadership summits and forums, including Security Innovation Network (SINET) and HMG Strategy CIO & CISO Summits, the latter of which he co-established and built as an adjunct to HMG CIO.

    A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Stephen served with distinction as a US Marine Corps infantry officer, having deployed to multiple overseas contingencies.

  • Scott Strickland
    EVP & CIO
    Wyndham Hotels and Resorts

    Scott Strickland will spearhead the ongoing effort to enhance and implement Wyndham’s overall technology strategy and the continued migration of the company’s 18 brands to the Sabre SynXis property management and central reservation system. Wyndham Hotel Group was the first global hospitality company of its scale to roll out the system helping economy and midscale hoteliers grow their business by more efficiently managing pricing and inventory

    With 25 years of experience in the field of information technology, Strickland joins Wyndham from D+M Group where he led the company’s information technology function as chief information officer. Prior to this position, Strickland held the role of executive director, information technology with Nissan North America. Previously, he held technology roles at Stanley Black & Decker, IBM and Mars, Inc.


  • Gabrielle Wolfson
    CIO
    Quest Diagnostics

    Gabrielle Wolfson is Senior Vice President, Chief Information & Digital Officer for Quest Diagnostics.

    Ms. Wolfson leads technology, informatics and digital solutions at Quest, continuing the important work of the Healthcare Technology and Analytics Solutions (HTAS) team to empower consumers, providers, health systems and payers with critical insights to effectively manage population health. She also leads the Quanum Software and Sports Diagnostics businesses.

    Prior to joining Quest in 2019, she served as Global Chief Information Officer for Xerox Corp. There Ms. Wolfson worked on transforming a high cost, complex technology landscape into a dynamic digital business, offering services on demand both internally and externally. Prior to Xerox, Ms. Wolfson was CIO at Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, Panasonic, Integra Life Sciences and Par Pharmaceutical. Earlier, she was a practice leader in life sciences and pharmaceutical industries at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

    Ms. Wolfson holds a master’s degree in technology management from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Queens College in New York City. She is also a Member of the Governing Body of the Society of Information Management (SIM) and a frequent speaker at CIO executive forums.

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July 16, 2020, 7:30 AM-5:30 PM
Hyatt Regency New Brunswick

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:  Lenovo


9:40 AM - 10:10 AM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


10:10 AM - 10:50 AM

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Advanced Technologies Driving Speed to Market

Akash Bhate, Global E-Commerce Leader, SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions

Lookman Fazal, Chief Information and Digital Officer, NJ Transit

Scott Strickland, EVP & CIO, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

Vipul Nagrath, Global CIO, ADP

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.


10:50 AM - 11:20 AM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


11:20 AM - 12:00 PM 

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Enabling the Secure Enterprise for Agility and Innovation

Tom Brennan, CIO Mandelbaum Salsburg P.C.

Mandar Rege, Managing Director, Operational Risk Management - Technology and Cybersecurity, Citibank

Gehan Dabare, Managing Director, Enterprise Information Security, MUFG Union Bank

Moderator: Ajoy Kumar, Head of IT Risk Analysis and Reporting,

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation
Securing the enterprise has become more difficult in these unprecedented times of escalating risk. In today’s global cyber theater, enterprise risks are accelerating at an extraordinary rate, including nation-state backed initiatives.

This session will deliver straight talk around mitigation strategies and advanced threat protection approaches that are working today while positioning the enterprise for agility and innovation.


12:00 PM - 1:10 PM

Luncheon

New Jersey SIM News

Briefing from Aisera

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


1:10 PM - 1:40 PM 

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

Hugo Fueglein, Managing Director, CIO/IT Practice, Diversified Search

Beverly Lieberman, President, Halbrecht Lieberman Associates

Mark Polansky, Senior Partner, CIO/IT Officers Practice, Korn Ferry

Stephen Spagnuolo, Managing Director, Digital Security & Risk, Stanton Chase

Moderator: Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy

Forward-thinking technology executives devote the time and energy needed to extend their personal brands via public speaking, media interviews and other forms of professional promotion. Doing so enables technology leaders to power their career progression while positioning themselves to attract coveted IT and digital talent.

This panel of top technology search executives will share priceless insights into the steps that top-tier technology executives are taking to trademark themselves, to recruit and retain sought-after talent and to become boardroom ready.  


1:40 PM - 2:10 PM Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


2:10 PM - 2:40 PM

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Preparing Yourself to be Boardroom Ready

Shellye Archambeau, Board Director, Strategic Advisor & Author

Additional panelists being confirmed.

Moderator:  Daphne Jones, Board Director, Destiny Transformations Group

Every company is on a digital journey. CIOs and CTOs are best positioned to guide that process – but not many find themselves on company boards. Why?

This panel comprises top technology executives who sit on company boards.  They will share insights into what it takes to be boardroom ready, how to get on a board, and what skills are needed to be effective in that role.


2:40 PM - 3:10 PM

 Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

3:10 PM - 3:30 PM HMG Lead, Reimagine, Reinvent Tech Talk:  Nutanix


3:30 PM - 3:50 PM

HMG Lead, Reimagine, Reinvent Tech Legends Interview:  Stephen Gold, CTO and Chief Digital Operations Officer, Hudson's Bay Company interviewed by Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy

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

Rizwan Akhtar, CIO & SVP, Cartus

Stephen Gold
, CTO and Chief Digital Operations Officer, Hudson's Bay Company

Gerard Insall
, CIO, Avis Budget Group

Steve Salisbury
, Transformational Leadership Expert

Gabrielle Wolfson, SVP, Chief Information & Digital Officer, Quest Diagnostics

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

  • 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/
  • 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

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/
  • Globant

    We are a digitally native company where innovation, design and engineering meet scale. We use the latest technologies in the digital and cognitive fields to transform organizations in every aspect.

    https://www.globant.com/
  • OutSystems

    Thousands of customers across 52 countries worldwide trust OutSystems, the number one low-code platform for rapid application development, to simplify every stage of their development and delivery processes. Crafted by engineers with an obsessive attention to detail, OutSystems is the only low-code solution that combines powerful visual development for web and mobile applications with enterprise-grade quality, advanced features, flexibility to add custom code, and easy integration with existing systems. Learn more and explore the platform for free at OutSystems.com.

    https://www.outsystems.com/
  • Sonatype

    The Sonatype journey started 10 years ago, just as the concept of “open source” software development was gaining steam. From our humble beginning as core contributors to Apache Maven, to supporting the world’s largest repository of open source components (Central), to distributing the world's most popular repository manager (Nexus), we’ve played a meaningful role in helping the world embrace the power of open innovation. Over time, we witnessed the staggering volume and variety of open source libraries that began flowing into every development environment in the world. We understood that when open source components are properly managed, they provide a tremendous energy for accelerating innovation. Conversely, when unmanaged, open source "gone wild" can lead directly to security vulnerabilities, licensing risks, enormous rework, and waste. Our vision today is simple. We are laser focused on helping organizations continuously harness all of the good that open source has to offer, without any of the risk. In order to do this, we have invested in knowing more about the quality of open source than anyone else in the world. This investment takes the form of machine learning, artificial intelligence, and human expertise, which in aggregate produces highly curated intelligence that is infused into every Nexus product. Organizations equipped with Nexus products make better decisions, innovate faster at scale, and rest comfortably knowing that their applications always consist of the highest quality open source components.

    https://www.sonatype.com/

Supporting Partners

  • Ivanti

    Ivanti unifies IT and Security Operations to better manage and secure the digital workplace. From PCs to mobile devices, VDI and the data center, we discover IT assets on-premises and in the cloud, improve IT service delivery, and reduce risk with insights and automation. We also help you leverage modern technology in the warehouse and across the supply chain to improve delivery without modifying backend systems. Ivanti is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, and has offices all over the world. For more information, visit www.ivanti.com and follow us at @GoIvanti.

    https://www.ivanti.com/

Lunch 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/

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 New Jersey

    SIM New Jersey is one of over 30 chapters and 4000+ members that play a vital role in the success of SIM by extending its vision and mission into IT communities across the United States. Our chapter is an excellent way to take advantage of the wealth of IT resources available in New Jersey, as well as the tri-state region. Through workshops, presentations, conferences, meetings and social outings, SIM New Jersey helps you stay informed on key industry issues while enabling members to establish valuable local, regional and even national contacts.

    http://njsim.org/

Hyatt Regency New Brunswick

2 Albany St
New Brunswick, NJ

Room rate is $159/night. This rate expires on June 15, 2020.

To book a room, please call 732-867-2270 and mention the HMG CIO Executive Leadership Summit.

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

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

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

- OR - 

  • Full time academicians

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

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

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

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