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Learning from the Past and Present to Reshape the Future Business 

The global pandemic has created unthinkable circumstances for business and for society. But one constant as we work through the business challenges spawned by this international crisis is the empathetic leadership that technology executives are demonstrating to their teams to help keep them safe, secure and engaged. The key for CIOs, CISOs and other technology executives to drive success for their companies is to draw from their past and current experiences in the current crisis and to apply a fresh mindset in leading the business forward into a brighter future with courage and compassion. 

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

You’ll also discover:

  • Successful approaches to leading authentically to strengthen employee engagement and motivation
  • Recommendations for driving innovation and business transformation with the C-suite
  • The challenges posed by a hybrid workforce model, along with fresh ideas on how to address them
  • How to keep employees inspired and feeling safe and secure to deliver positive business outcomes

 

"As an attendee of the HMG Virtual Summit I enjoyed the fact that it was fast moving, insightful and presented a variety of speakers, both local and non-local. The duration was just right and did not require tying up an entire day. I thought the content and format was absolutely terrific!"

John Phillips, President, Briggs Homecare and CIO Emeritus, Briggs Healthcare


  • Maury Cupitt
    VP, Solutions Architect
    Sonatype

    Maury Cupitt has spent the last 20+ years in enterprise software working with early stage startups and large enterprises to help position the value of their technology and make customers successful. He’s worked at Netscape, AvantGo, Tasktop, CA Technologies and BlueStripe working with customers to solve challenges and advise on strategic solutions. Maury is has an entrepreneurial spirit, enjoys wearing many hats and has a passion for making software work better. Outside of software, Maury has worked on Broadway, is a pilot, enjoys amateur radio, tinkers with Raspberry Pis, teaches shooting sports, and loves DIY projects at home.

  • Candace Fleming
    VP and CIO, Information Technology
    Montclair State University

    Candace assumed the position of Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Montclair State University in 2015 after serving nine years as Chief Information Officer and Vice President for Information Technology at Columbia University. As the first CIO for Columbia University, she led the delivery of campus-wide information technology infrastructure, applications and services. Candace’s prior positions in increasing levels of responsibility were at a number of New Jersey corporations, including Schering-Plough Corporation, Warner-Lambert Company, Pfizer, Inc., and Cadbury-Schweppes. She received her BSE degree in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University and her MBA in Finance from New York University. She is a coauthor of Handbook of Relational Database Design, used as a text in numerous graduate courses and professional projects across the United States, Canada and Japan. She has served as a member of the Board of Directors of NYSERNet, the regional network service for New York State higher education and research institutions.

  • Dutt Kalluri
    SVP Office of CIO/SVP Global Technology
    Broadridge

    I am a futurist, visionary, technology strategist and a digital transformation evangelist with proven ability to define transformative business-focused IT strategies to maximize today’s opportunities while preparing for the future. I successfully defined and executed technology vision and strategy to evolve enterprises as technology organizations, managed global digital transformation programs, developed cost take out strategies and worked on emerging technologies like AI/ML, Blockchain, Robotic Process Automation. I am a recognized thought leader known for innovating fast and reliable solutions

    I am a strategic and versatile executive with extensive international and domestic leadership success at both multinationals and start-ups. I believe strongly in integrating core values into business vision, connecting strategy to execution, and inspiring colleagues and teams to achieve their best.

    My colleagues view me as a transparent leader with uncompromising integrity and high expectations of performance, as a coach who seeks to challenge and develop staff, and as a mentor who wants to help guide and counsel top performers. Most importantly, I am valued for inspiring colleagues to achieve their best in a collaborative, team-based environment. I am known as a calming force who drives organizational and process change initiatives while maintaining high standards for performance.

    My core competencies include P&L Management; Enterprise IT Strategy, IT Development, Technology Implementation, Transformation, Aligning Business & Technology, Risk Management, Strategic Planning & Analysis, Performance Turnarounds, Team Development & Leadership, Client Relationship Management, Cross-Functional Leadership, Emerging Technologies, Product Lifecycle Management, Enterprise Architectures, Public/private/hybrid cloud strategy & execution, organizational design and effectiveness.

  • Justin Lahullier
    CIO
    Delta Dental of New Jersey

    Justin Lahullier joined Delta Dental of New Jersey in early 2000, has held several key positions in areas including Compliance, Product Development, Strategic Planning, and Informatics.  He was previously Assistant Vice President of Strategic Decision Support and Data Services where his focus was on driving value using analytics, data visualization, and storytelling.  He was promoted to Chief Information Officer and Vice President of Information Services in April of 2017.

    Justin’s current focus is on driving value from all areas of IT to the business and external partners with a focus on optimizing IT delivery and support. Key successes include partnering with the business to deliver outcomes aligned with corporate strategy while providing leadership and governance to critical strategic and technical initiatives. Current initiatives include Hi-Trust compliance, improving customer experience and leveraging data and analytics with a focus on driving efficiencies, reducing risk and enabling the business.  Justin also has launched the company’s first IT focused 18-month professional development program dubbed “CIO University.”

    The mission of Delta Dental of NJ/CT’s IT department is to delivers value by providing innovative, cost-effective technology, security and analytic services that are strategically aligned with business goals and objectives, while delivering excellence in customer service. The IT Motto at Delta Dental of NJ/CT is “Be The Business”

    Outside Delta Justin is a 23-year veteran and past Chief of the East Rutherford Fire Department.  A former Chief of the East Rutherford Fire Department, Lahullier also serves as a appointee by the Bergen County Freeholders to a seat on the Public Safety and Communications Advisory Board.

    Lahullier holds a master’s in Health Care Administration from Monmouth University and a Post Graduate Certificate from Drexel University in Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

  • Stephen Landry
    Chief Information Officer
    Seton Hall University

    Dr. Stephen G. Landry has been CIO at Seton Hall University for twenty years. Dr. Landry has worked with Seton Hall University’s leadership on a number of important initiatives, including moving Seton Hall’s data center to the cloud, implementing analytics to support strategic decision making, developing a student laptop program, and supporting faculty in creating fully online graduate programs. 

    Prior to becoming CIO, Dr. Landry was a faculty member in Seton Hall University’s Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. He received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT) in 1989.

     

  • 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.

  • Joseph Puglisi
    VP IT
    Nice-Pak Products, Inc.

    Mr. Puglisi is a business and technology professional with extensive experience managing complex business and technical environments across industries. He has repeatedly maximized the effectiveness of existing staff and improved relationships with business leaders. He is adept at building and leading teams and creating cross-functional partnerships to deliver on business initiatives. Mr. Puglisi has particular strengths in leadership, strategic vision, innovation and communication. In his column, View from the Bridge, he writes about business and technology and makes interesting, often humorous personal observations. Mr. Puglisi is currently a member of the North Andover Investors Collaborative, Board member of a specialty beverage manufacturer, Partner at Versento and advisor to several other companies. Most recently, Mr. Puglisi was Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Innovairre Communications, the worldwide leader in fundraising, supporting agencies and nonprofit organizations. Prior to that, Mr. Puglisi was Vice President and CIO for EMCOR Group Inc., the world's leader in specialty construction, facilities services and energy infrastructure, Vice President and CIO at Chartwell Re, a major insurance and reinsurance company and Corporate Director of IT at Lehrer McGovern Bovis, one of the largest Construction Management firms in the world. Mr. Puglisi started his business career as a partner of a quantitative marketing analysis consulting company for over 14 years. Responsibilities included sales, account management, marketing, product development, system installation, training, support and management consulting.

  • 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. 

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October 14, 2020  1:00 - 3:00 PM ET

All time listed are Eastern Time.



1:00 PM

Welcome and Introduction

Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy

New Jersey SIM Welcome
Candace C. Fleming, CIO and VP, Information Technology, Montclair State University


1:05 PM
Executive Interview: TBD

1:15 PM
Executive Interview: TBD

1:25 PM
EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Leading Digital Innovation in a Highly Distributed Environment


Moderator: Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy

Maury Cupitt, VP Solutions Architect, Sonatype

Dutt Kalluri, SVP Office of CIO/SVP Global Technology, Broadridge

Justin Lahullier, CIO, Delta Dental of New Jersey

Joseph Puglisi, VP IT, Nice-Pak Products, Inc.

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.


1:50 PM


EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Commitment to Diversity

Moderator: TBD

Panelists being confirmed.

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 who have suffered from discrimination and systemic racism, expanding placement beyond executive-level hires and applying alternative approaches to gauging the cultural 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. 


2:05 PM

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Fostering the Data-Driven Organization

Moderator:  Mark Sander, Managing Partner, MFS Solutions LLC

Panelists being confirmed.

In these uncertain times, it can be difficult for the senior leadership team to decipher the truth for setting an effective business strategy. This is part of the reason why an increasing number of technology executives advocate fostering a data-driven organization to help strengthen decision making. In this panel discussion, discover effective approaches for fostering a data-driven culture along with real-world examples of leveraging data to help move the business forward.


2:30 PM

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Envisioning Future Disruption and Developing Radical New Business Models

Moderator:  Joseph Puglisi, VP IT, Nice-Pak Products, Inc.

Stephen Landry, CIO, Seton Hall University

Panelists being confirmed.

Businesses across industries – from travel to hospitality to retail – were massively disrupted by the global pandemic. Going forward, CIOs and technology executives must think differently and apply a fresh mindset to creating new business models with the executive team in order to help the business to survive and thrive. In this executive session, leading technology executives from different industries will share the steps they’re taking to help accelerate the business, including the use of AI and other technologies to help create new business models. 


2:55 PM

HMG 2020 Top Technology Executives Who Matter Awards!

Finalists being confirmed.


Platinum Partners

  • 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 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 risks.

    https://www.sonatype.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/

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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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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