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2020 HMG Live! Houston CIO Executive Leadership Summit

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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


  • Jorge Frausto
    SVP Digital Enterprise
    GE Power

    As the Global ERP Leader for Power & Water, Jorge is responsible for building and leading the execution of the global ERP portfolio across all business units, a significant business transformation focused on creating the next generation of Digital capabilities. 
    Jorge brings significant global IT leadership experience and an excellent track record of success in the areas of revenue-generating solutions, processes and operational excellence, business process improvement and acquisition integration.

    Jorge joined GE in 1998 as Project Engineer in Mexico and has held multiple IT leadership roles with increasing responsibility, in different countries, at GE Transportation, GE Aviation, GE Oil & Gas and GE Power. In his most recent role, he served as CIO for Drilling & Surface in Oil & Gas, where he led the team through multiple acquisitions integrations, ERP simplification, services digitization, and customer-facing programs. In addition, Jorge led Global Supply Chain IT and the Brilliant Factories initiative across the entire business. He also served as Board Member at the OFS-Portal, an organization in charge of advancing electronic commerce standards in the Upstream Oil & Gas industry.

    Jorge earned his bachelor of engineering degree in Computer Science, with minors in Telecommunications and Mathematics, at the Institute of Technology in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. He is a graduate of the Experience Information Management Program (EIMP) and he is an active member of the GE Hispanic Forum.

  • Jennifer Hartsock
    Vice President & CIO
    Baker Hughes

    Jennifer Hartsock is Chief Information Officer of Baker Hughes and brings over 20 years of IT leadership to the company. She also leads the company's Digital Strategy to drive internal business productivity and accelerate customer outcomes. Hartsock joined GE Oil & Gas in April 2016 as Chief Information Officer, where she oversaw the global IT team and was responsible for driving simplification, acquisition integration, and innovative solutions in support of the Oil and Gas business. Prior to joining GE, Hartsock served as Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Cameron International. She spent 17 years at Caterpillar Incorporated in a variety of IT positions, culminating with IT Directory and Group CIO for Construction Industries. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in applied computer science with summa cum laude honors from Illinois State University

  • Vikas Parikh
    Chief Architect
    LyondellBasell

    Vikas Parikh is the Chief Architect at LyondellBasell where he runs enterprise architecture, emerging technologies, IT strategy and IT finance for LyondellBasell worldwide. He joined LyondellBasell in Dec 2019, prior to which he was a Sr Director in the Mergers & Acquisitions and transformation practice at EY advising clients on strategy, execution and transformation on all facets of M&A and turnarounds. Prior to that, Vikas worked at GE Oil & Gas where he was responsible for defining & executing strategy to successfully integrate over $13B in acquisitions (including Baker Hughes), divestitures & JVs over 16 transactions ranging $10m - $9B in revenues, bringing over 50K employees globally. He also held infrastructure, operations & applications responsibilities for two product lines with $7B revenue.

    He has previously held the following positions:

    CIO – Public Investments, GE Asset Management

    Program Manager – Alternative Investments & Finance ERP Systems, GE Asset Management

    Progressive roles – Software Engineer, Project Manager, Account Manager, Syntel Inc

    Vikas is a seasoned thought leader with an entrepreneurial spirit & over 25 years of progressive leadership roles across M&A, IT strategy, operations, process transformation & application development.

    Vikas graduated with a B.S. degree in electronics engineering from Mumbai university & MBA from NC State in MIS and eCommerce.

    In 2015, Computerworld & IDG honored Vikas as one of the Premier 100 IT global leaders for his accomplishments.

  • Clif Triplett
    Executive Director
    A.T. Kearney

    Clif Triplett most recently completed his assignment in the Obama Administration where he was recruited to the Federal Government to address the cybersecurity challenges brought to light by the US Office of Personnel Management (OPM) breach of 21.5M individuals background investigation records.  Clif served as one of eight Presidential Executive Fellows brought in from industry to assist in the remediation of significant government issues, in this case, Clif was tasked with cybersecurity.

    Prior to his service with the US Government, Clif worked in many major US companies to include General Motors, Motorola and Baker Hughes in a variety of senior leadership positions. In each case, he was asked to assist those organizations in major transformations.

    He was brought into General Motors by the CEO and CIO to standardize manufacturing processes and systems, and concurrently those associated with all aspects of quality across GM’s 600 manufacturing facilities.  At Motorola he was once again brought in by the CEO. He served as the General Manager for Global Services and was tasked to create the global service organization and market identity not previously existing.  At Baker Hughes, he was brought into the company by the CEO and COO to facilitate the transformation of the company from a collection of company entities across the globe operating in a holding company fashion, to a single corporation with a single face to the customer.  Also led the evolution of remote digital service operations, and within his organization, led the team responsible all remote horizontal drilling and well monitoring.

    Clif is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and earned a Masters in Computer Information Systems from Boston University.

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October 20, 2020

1:00 PM
WELCOME:  Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy


1:05 PM
EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: TBD


1:15 PM
EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: TBD


1:25 PM
EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: TBD


1:35 PM

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.

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: Kathy VanLandingham, IT Director - Corporate Services, LyondellBasell

Rimini Street Speaker TBD

Panelists being confirmed. 


2:00 PM

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Powering Digital Innovation Through Diversity

Numerous research studies reveal that the companies that are most successful in innovating their business models, products and go-to-market strategies draw upon the insights of a diverse team who share different perspectives and ideas for problem solving and tackling new opportunities. In this executive panel, top technology leaders will share their insights on how best to foster diversity and inclusion across the company and effective ways to leverage the viewpoints of a diverse team to drive digital innovation to help the company gain a competitive edge.

Vikas Parikh, Chief Architect, LyondellBasell

Panelists being confirmed. 

Moderator:  TBD


2:15 PM

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:  TBD

Panelists being confirmed. 


2:35 PM

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Striking a Work-Life Balance for the Remote Workforce

More than six months into a remote work environment, CIOs and technology executives are consistently sharing how they are looking for new ways to motivate and engage their remote teams and help them feel connected in these uncertain times. They’re also concerned about team members suffering from high levels of stress and burnout. Join this panel of premier executives as they share their recommendations on different approaches for helping employees achieve a work-life balance while keeping their teams motivated and inspired for the long haul.

Moderator:  TBD

Jorge Frausto, SVP Digital Enterprise, GE Power

Jennifer Hartsock, Vice President & CIO, Baker Hughes

Clif Triplett, Executive Director, A.T. Kearney

Additional panelists being confirmed. 


 

Platinum Partners

  • Rimini Street

    Rimini Street, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMNI) is a global provider of enterprise software products and services, the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products and a Salesforce partner. The Company offers premium, ultra-responsive and integrated application management and support services that enable enterprise software licensees to save significant costs, free up resources for innovation and achieve better business outcomes. Nearly 1,900 Global Fortune 500, midmarket, public sector and other organizations from a broad range of industries rely on Rimini Street as their trusted enterprise software products and services provider.

    https://www.riministreet.com/

Supporting Partners

  • DataStax

    DataStax is the company behind the massively scalable, highly available, cloud-native NoSQL data platform built on Apache Cassandra™. DataStax gives users and enterprises the freedom to run data in any cloud at global scale with zero downtime and zero lock-in. More than 450 of the world’s leading enterprises including Capital One, Cisco, Comcast, Delta Airlines, Macy’s, McDonald’s, Safeway, Sony, and Walmart use DataStax to build transformational data architectures for real-world outcomes. For more, visit DataStax.com and @DataStax.

    http://www.datastax.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
  • Russell Reynolds Associates

    Russell Reynolds Associates is a premier provider of senior-level executive search and assessment, serving clients globally for 40 years. We advise our clients on recruiting and retaining outstanding and impactful leaders, and help them mitigate the risks associated with senior level appointments. We are a private firm with 39 offices across North and South America, Europe and Asia/Pacific, covering all major business regions including Africa, Eastern Europe and Russia, the Middle East and the South Pacific. We leverage our collective expertise to identify and assess leaders who can support the growth and success of our client organizations. Our 300 experienced consultants are supported by a global research network We complete more than 2,000 assignments annually, across a broad range of industries and functional roles.

    http://www.russellreynolds.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
  • 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 Houston

    SIM(Society of Information Management) International is a professional networking and collaborative group of senior IT executives, CIO’s , VP’s of IT, Directors, prominent academicians, selected consultants, and other IT thought leaders. SIM has over 39 local chapters and 5,000 members from more than 500 major organizations around the world. SIM-Houston is a very active chapter with over 220+ members and growing and offers monthly meetings where executive peers hear presentations by top practitioners, industry leaders and recognized experts in information technology and the business community. SIM-Houston offers many opportunities for social and fun events (top golf, golf tournaments, clay pigeon, etc.), community involvement in STEM, financial support and scholarship for our technical high school, college and entrepreneur organizations. Our vision is to be recognized in the community as the best organization most preferred by IT leaders for delivering vital knowledge that creates business value and enables personal development. If you are interested in learning more, please be our guest at one of our meetings and join this dynamic organization. Just email us at: membership@simhouston.org.

Register here:  https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YCxOY0gFTm-6xecQnLSs9A

The Houston 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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