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:
"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
SVP & CIO
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Board Director | Executive Leader | Strategic Advisor
Chief Operating Officer
Board Member & Strategic Advisor
Former EVP & CIO (Retired)
Bloomin' Brands, Inc.
The Chefs Warehouse
President & CEO
Central National Gottesman Inc.
Senior Partner, Technology Officers Practice
Nice-Pak Products, Inc.
EVP & CIO
Wyndham Hotels and Resorts
Founder and CEO
Managing Director - Head of Transformation
Managing Director, Advisory Services - Technology Transformation
Ernst & Young
CEO & Managing Director
Arteche Global Group
Managing Partner, Technology, Digital and Data Leaders Practice
Sr. Director & Head of Cloud ERP Engineering
CIO & SVP Operations
Vice President, Director, Business Intelligence
FactSet Research Systems
Nestle Waters North America
SVP & Global CIO
Former Managing Director/CTO
Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Banking
VP Information Technology
FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation
Richard M. Entrup
Managing Director, Enterprise Innovation and 5G Solutions
One Rock Capital Partners
Managing Director, CIO/IT Practice
Mentoring, Coaching, Volunteer
Managing Director - Global Cyber Risk Services
Alvarez & Marsal
VP, Head of Application Develoment - Corporate Systems
AXA XL, Division of AXA
SVP, Cloud Risk, Security and Regulatory Governance
Bank of America
CIO, Global Technology Operations
AXA XL, Division of AXA
Chief Information Security Officer
Halbrecht Lieberman Associates
CIO & VP Business Process
Riggs Distler Company
Director of U.S. Programs Operations and Logistics
Save the Children
SVP & Chief Technology and Innovation Officer
North American Insurance Practice Leader
Chief Digital & Information Officer
EVP & CIO
SVP, Enterprise Technology
VP of Account Management
Executive Director, IT
MetroTech HVAC Service LLC
Director, Information Security
Senior Client Partner
CIO-Director, Information Technology
Aquarion Water Company
Inaugural Director, Global GeoTech Center & Commission
Dr. David A. Bray was named one of the top "24 Americans Who Are Changing the World" under 40 by Business Insider in 2016. He was also named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum for 2016-2021. He also accepted a role of Co-Chair for an IEEE Committee focused on Artificial Intelligence, automated systems, and innovative policies globally for 2016-2017 and has been serving as a Visiting Executive In-Residence at Harvard University since 2015. He has been named a Marshall Memorial Fellow for 2017-2018 and will travel to Europe to discuss Trans-Atlantic issues of common concern including exponential technologies and the global future ahead. He also will start a new role as Executive Director for the People-Centered Internet coalition founded and chaired by Vint Cerf in October 2017.
David enjoys creative problem solving. He began working for the U.S. government at age 15 on computer simulations at a high-energy physics facility investigating quarks and neutrinos. In later roles, he designed new telemedicine interfaces and space-based forest fire forecasting prototypes for the Department of Defense. From 1998-2000 he volunteered as a part-time crew lead with Habitat for Humanity International in the Philippines, Honduras, Romania, and Nepal while also working as a project manager with Yahoo! and a Microsoft partner firm. Dr. Bray then joined as IT Chief for the Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Program at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, leading the program's technology response to during 9/11, anthrax in 2001, Severe Acute Respiratory System in 2003, and other international public health emergencies. He later completed a PhD from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School and two post-doctoral associateships at MIT and Harvard in 2008.
David likes to be a digital diplomat and a "human flak jacket" for teams of change agents working in turbulent environments. He volunteered in 2009 to deploy to Afghanistan to help "think differently" on military and humanitarian issues and in 2010 became a Senior National Intelligence Service Executive advocating for increased information interoperability, cybersecurity, and protection of civil liberties. In 2012, he became the Executive Director for the bipartisan National Commission for Review of Research and Development Programs of the United States Intelligence Community, later receiving the National Intelligence Exceptional Achievement Medal. He received both the Arthur S. Flemming Award and Roger W. Jones Award for Executive Leadership in 2013. He also was chosen to be an Eisenhower Fellow to meet with leaders in Taiwan and Australia on multisector cyber strategies for the "Internet of Everything" in 2015.
David passions include "near impossible missions" involving humans and technology in challenging circumstances. He has served as the Chief Information Officer for the Federal Communications Commission, leading FCC's IT Transformation since 2013. Through the efforts of a team of positive change agents, he led the transformation of the FCC's legacy IT with more than 207 different systems to award-winning tech. This included rolling-out new cloud-based IT that achieved results in 1/2 the time at 1/6 the cost. He was selected to be one of the "Fedscoop 50" for Leadership in 2014, 2015, and 2016 and the recipient of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronic Association's Outstanding Achievement Award for Civilian Government in 2015. Dr. Bray also received the global CIO 100 Award twice, which usually is awarded to private sector Fortune 500 companies, both in 2015 and 2017, for his transformational leadership.
Richard M. Entrup
Managing Director, Enterprise Innovation and 5G Solutions
Richard Entrup is Managing Director, Enterprise Innovation and 5G Solutions at Verizon, focused on helping enterprise clients explore the art of the possible to fully leverage 5G and emerging technology in support of digital transformation and innovation. Prior to Verizon, Richard held various technology leadership roles at prominent global brands including Christie’s, Disney/ABC TV Group, Time Warner, The Museum of Modern Art, Viacom, and Tiffany & Company. He also served as CIO at a global law firm and several healthcare companies with documented success aligning technology investments to strategic business objectives and digital transformation.
A passionate advocate of continuing education and paying it forward, Richard is an active mentor to students in the Executive Masters in Technology Management Program at Columbia University, a Mentor for MicroMentor, a former Taproot Advisor to non-profits via the Disney VoluntEARS program, and a former board member of the Society of Information Management (SIM). As an industry thought leader, Richard is a frequent speaker and panelist at technology conferences and guest lecturer at local universities and is also a CIO Advisory Board member for Greylock Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Mayfield Fund, Blumberg Capital, and HMG Strategy.
VP of Data Strategy
Kevin Fleet is Vice President of Data Strategy at Informatica, with global delivery responsibility for Informatica's customer adoption services program. Kevin's team leverages unparalleled experience to help ensure Informatica's most strategic subscription customers quickly realize value from their investment.
Active in writing about and discussing issues in the data management industry, Kevin speaks at industry conferences and recently co-authored "The Data Strategy Playbook: A CIO's Practical Guide to Driving Change." Link to the Playbook: https://www.informatica.com/lp/data-strategy-playbook_3422.html
Director of Strategic Threat
Marcus Fowler spent 15 years at the Central Intelligence Agency developing global cyber operations and technical strategies, until joining Darktrace in 2019. He has lead cyber efforts with various US Intelligence Community elements and global partners, and has extensive experience advising senior leaders on cyber operations. He is recognized as a leader in developing and deploying innovative cyber solutions. Prior to serving at the CIA, Marcus was an officer in the United States Marine Corps. Marcus has an engineering degree from the United States Naval Academy and a Masters' Degree in International Security Studies from The Fletcher School. He also completed Harvard Business School's Executive Education Advanced Management Program.
As the company’s Chief Marketing Officer, Barry has responsibility for all Nokia marketing, communications, government relations, industry analyst relations, and corporate responsibility, as well as employee health, safety and security. He joined Nokia in 2006 and played key roles in the creation of Nokia Siemens Networks, its dramatic turnaround starting in 2011, the acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent, the revitalization of the Nokia brand, and the development of a high-performance culture and operating model in Nokia. Since taking responsibility for the Nokia brand in 2014, Barry has driven its transformation from an ailing mobile phone brand to a recognized innovation leader in the technologies that enable our connected lives.
Barry started his career in the world of political consulting, working with clients in the United States and in more than a dozen other countries who were seeking elected office or working to build support for significant policy initiatives, such as privatization and land reform. During his career, he has worked at companies including the Sawyer/Miller Group, Dell, Raytheon, and United Airlines. He holds a Master’s degree in International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, New York, United States.
Barry has been married to his lovely wife Karen for almost 30 years. He enjoys running (slowly), hiking in the mountains (even more slowly), and trying to keep pace with his three young-adult children and two golden retrievers. He and his family have lived in Helsinki, Finland and London, United Kingdom, and are currently residents of Dallas, Texas, United States.
Current positions of trust
Head of Enterprise Technology Services (Infrastructure)
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Previously, Tsvi Gal was a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley where he led the strategy, architecture and engineering efforts. Tsvi has over 25 years of technology and operations experience mostly in financial services global corporations.
Tsvi’s career included work as CTO and CIO in several banks including Merrill Lynch/Bank of America, Deutsche Bank and Wells Fargo as well as in non-banks including general partner of a private equity firm, president of AT&T.com and CIO of Time Warner Music.
Chief Information Officer
Ms. Garvey previously held CIO positions with ANN INC., Warnaco, Brooks Brothers, Memberworks, and Sportmart, with previous experience at retailers such as Crate and Barrel, the Registry Stores, and Ames Department Stores, after starting her career in consulting with Arthur Andersen. Ms. Garvey holds a BS in Civil Engineering and an MBA in Finance from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.
Vice Chairman, Wealth Management, Managing Director and Senior Client Advisor
Carla Harris is Vice Chairman of Wealth Management and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley. She was Chair of the Morgan Stanley Foundation from 2005 to 2014, and sits on the boards of several community organizations. In August 2013, Carla was appointed by President Barack Obama to chair the National Women’s Business Council. She is a gospel recording artist and a popular public speaker who gives impactful career guidance to corporate audiences based on her book, “Expect to Win.” Carla joined Morgan Stanley in 1987 after completing an AB in economics from Harvard University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Alvarez & Marsal
Jean Hill is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal’s Corporate Performance Improvement in New York, and is also the National Solution Leader for CPI’s Digital and Technology Services practice. She specializes in leading initiatives that re-imagine enterprise strategy and leverage technology to drive transformative change and results. With more than 25 years of experience, Ms. Hill has provided leadership for complex engagements, delivering actionable plans to ignite change, address leadership gaps and drive value. She has worked across multiple business contexts including mergers and acquisitions (M&A), enterprise transformations and periods of rapid growth.
Currently at A&M, Ms. Hill is working with a $30 billion financial services company to establish new capabilities in an effective and compliant manner, including a multi-business line transformation to improve overall regulatory compliance. She also recently developed and implemented a strategy for a major healthcare provider that entailed a new sourcing model, revamping their technology offerings and restructuring their technology organization that led to $400 million in savings.
Prior to joining A&M, Ms. Hill was the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of First New York Securities, where she built a technology platform that allowed the business to transform from a prop shop into an asset management company. She held a number of senior roles at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Merrill Lynch and DLJ. As a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley, she led both its global wealth and institutional technology services organizations. She created and implemented managed-services models with strategic partners in the service desk and desktop support, among others. These initiatives led to steady service improvements and savings of more than $100 million.
Ms. Hill earned a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and a J.D. from Fordham University. She is admitted to the New York Bar. She is an active Cornell alum and serves on the Cornell Council, the President’s Council of Cornell Women and the Advisory Board for the Cornell undergraduate business program. Ms. Hill also sits on the Board of Directors for Per Scholas, a workforce development non-profit. She is a passionate advocate for diversity in the workplace and frequently speaks and leads panel discussions at diversity forums and events.
Experienced Board Member and Strategic Advisor
Jeanette Horan currently serves on the boards of Wolters Kluwer, Nokia, and West Corp. Wolters Kluwer is a global company that provides information, software, and services to legal, business, tax, accounting, finance, audit, risk, compliance, and healthcare professionals. West Corp is a technology enabled telecommunications services provider. Nokia is a global leader in creating the technologies at the heart of our connected world.
Ms. Horan retired from IBM in July 2015 after 17 years with the company. Her most recent role was Managing Director for the Bank of America account. In this role she was responsible for IBM’s business with the Bank, bringing IBM innovations to help the Bank in their ongoing transformation.
Previously Ms. Horan was the Chief Information Officer of IBM where she led the development and implementation of a technology strategy in close partnership with the business. Her emphasis was on the confluence of social, mobile, cloud and analytics; and how to use these technologies securely to personalize and enhance employee and client experiences. Ms. Horan led the implementation of a comprehensive cybersecurity program for IBM bringing technology, policy and education together to safeguard IBM assets.
Ms. Horan has extensive experience in the technology industry with leadership roles in software product development and business strategy.
A native of the United Kingdom, Ms. Horan earned a bachelors degree in Mathematics from the University of London and an MBA from Boston University.
SVP Office of CIO/SVP Global Technology
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.
Research Director, CIO Program
Khalid is a thought leader with experience helping technology leaders thrive. Khalid has served as a trusted advisor and strategic thinker to Fortune 500 clients. He has a track record of leading high-performing teams and consulting delivery in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Khalid’s research has been widely quoted in the press and media outlets, such as Wall Street Journal, MSNBC, The Boston Globe, and CIO Magazine. Khalid currently serves as the Research Director for the US CIO Program. In this role, he is focuses on defining and developing through leadership and insights for CIOs . Khalid is responsible for organizing and driving research initiatives – including surveys, client workshops, executive interviews, and polls – and supporting client engagements as required. Khalid works closely with other Deloitte thought leaders and innovation centers to coordinate and drive the CIO research agenda. He is also responsible for featuring Deloitte’s research in publications, keynotes, and partnerships, to highlight key issues for technology leaders globally. Before joining Deloitte, Khalid ran the CIO Research at Forrester. In this role, he was responsible for managing a global team of high-performing analysts and delivering high impact research. He also led strategic partnerships and collaboration opportunities inside and outside of Forrester. Khalid also regularly advised clients on future trends and delivered keynotes at technology conferences globally. Khalid regularly volunteers and previously served as the vice president of training for a nonprofit youth group and chair of its annual event. He is an avid squash player, dormant long distance runner, and conversant in four languages.
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
Vice President, Global Chief Information Officer and Business Relationship Executive
Grace Monahan is a seasoned information technology professional who for more than 20 years has led on a global basis Henry Schein’s information services. With an expertise in directing application development, sales and marketing systems, digital technologies, eCommerce systems, and I.S. infrastructure, Grace has been responsible for the worldwide systems integration of acquisitions, having completed more than 30 integrations. She also oversees major IT initiatives around the world including the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, China, and Brazil. In addition, Grace serves a Business Relationship Executive, working with business leaders as a strategic partner with a focus on value and cross-functional programs and communication.
Grace serves as a Board Member of LISTNET (Long Island Software and Technology Network) and is a member of the Association of Computing Machinery. In 2018, she was named to the Long Island Press PowerList, which celebrates the topmost influential people in the region, and has been recognized as one of Long Island’s Top 50 Women in Business by Long Island Business News.
Grace earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, with a major in Marketing, from Long Island University, C.W. Post College, and is a recipient of the University’s Distinguished Alumna Award.
President and CEO
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 ecosystems 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 HMG Next Ventures, 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.
Technology Columnist, TV Correspondent and Author
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.
Vice President, Global Information Services
Anna Ransley is an experienced CIO and digital transformation executive, currently heading the IT function at Heineken USA as a Vice President, GIS. This multi-faceted role consists developing and executing an ambitious technology transformation for a highly progressive organization by championing leading edge digital efforts as well as rebuilding core back-office systems to modernize the workplace.
Her extensive track record of setting and achieving business strategies by innovative application of technical solutions and re-engineering spanned roles in marketing and most areas of technology in a variety of industries and disciplines. These roles resulted in successful implementations of ERP and CRM Systems, leveraging big data and predictive analytics to uncover revenue generating insights and leading large organizational transformations of cross-functional and global teams.
Anna is an accomplished practitioner with career highlights that include international leadership roles at Boerhinger Ingelheim – a global Fortune 500 Pharmaceutical, Connolly, Inc – an audit recovery firm, Hyperion Solutions - a leading Software company acquired by Oracle, and consulting at Keane that exposed her to a number of fortune 100 companies and industries to frame her perspective.
Anna has a special interest in transforming teams into business differentiating partners, and believes that one of the best ways of accomplishing that is through developing organizational talent that has both depth in technology and business drivers to take advantage of rapidly changing landscape of technological advances.
SVP, Enterprise Technology
Colette Rubio is known for building and retaining high caliber teams, technical acumen and ability to acquire business knowledge. She leads the Enterprise Technology organization of WWE, an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. Colette delivers innovative solutions to drive strategic business outcomes.
With over 20 years of experience in technology leadership roles she has successfully managed technology organizations in Consumer Products, Pharmaceuticals, Media and Management Consulting industries. In each of these industries, she has provided creative solutions to streamline business processes, met difficult challenges and turned around failing initiatives.
Prior to joining WWE, Colette held roles at HBO, Time Warner, Pepsico, BD and Ernst and Young.
She holds an M.B.A. International Business, Pace University and B.B.A. Computer Systems, Baruch College, City University of New York.
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.
CIO & CDO
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.
Siris Capital Group
Over the past 40 plus years, Al has had several distinct business experiences, with the common thread being his deep involvement in a wide range of software technologies. His foundational experience was 34 years at the IBM Corporation, spending his first nine years in customer facing roles, and then his latter 25 years growing into various general management roles, primarily in IBM’s software business.
After retiring from IBM in 2011, and spending a year recharging his batteries at Harvard in their Advanced Leadership Initiative, he began his activities as a tech investor, primarily investing in early stage companies and venture funds. In addition, over the past 20 years, he has been presented with opportunities to apply his technology experience as a public company board director, specifically in insurance, energy and utilities, software, financial services and capital markets industries.
More recently he has spent the last six years working as an operating partner with a leading technology-driven private equity firm, where he has been involved with firms in fault-tolerant and edge computing, cybersecurity, fintech and industrial technology.
Current affiliations: Public company boards - PSEG Corporation, BNY Mellon Corporation, Nasdaq, Inc.;
SIRIS Capital Partners private company boards - Stratus Technologies, Pulse Secure, EFI;
Limited Partnerships - Golden Seeds, Lotus Innovations, MissionOG, 645 Ventures
October 22, 2020
1:30 - 5:30 PM ET
1:30 - 1:35 PM
Welcome and Introduction
2:00 - 2:10 PM
EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: Ring Central
2:10 - 2:35 PM
EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: Al Zollar, Executive Director, Siris Capital Group interviewed by Jeanette Horan, Board Member and Strategic Advisor
EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: David Bray, Inaugural Director, Global GeoTech Center & Commission, Atlantic Council
This session will include an audience workshop and concluding report on findings.
3:15 - 3:30 PM
TRIVIA BREAK - Join in the fun of a trivia game!
Trivia MC's - Rhona Kannon, Principal Director, CyberCoders and Joe Puglisi, VP-IT, Nice-Pak Products, Inc.
FWSIM News - Anna Ransley, VP Global Information Services, Heineken
3:30 - 4:00 PM
EXECUTIVE PANEL: What's Next for the Business and the CIO? Are CIOs Prepared for the Challenge?
Moderator: Jean Hill, Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal
Grace Monahan, VP & Global CIO, Henry Schein
Khalid Kark, Research Director, CIO Program, Deloitte
Dutt Kalluri, SVP Office of CIO/SVP Global Technology, Broadridge
Scott Strickland, EVP & CIO, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
For some, it took a pandemic for business leaders to recognize the importance of technology. When the world changed in March, those companies that were able to pivot quickly to a remote work environment and keep the business humming placed their CIOs and technology leaders in a favorable light. Now, as companies are bracing for remote work and digital business models over the long haul, what steps can CIOs take to further influence the C-suite and guide the future of the business forward?
This panel of top-tier CIOs and technology executives will share fresh approaches that are working for them along with advice for positioning the technology leader as an enterprise change agent and perhaps even a business leader!
4:00 - 4:10 PM
EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: Marcus Fowler, Director of Strategic Threat, Darktrace
4:10 - 4:40 PM
BREAKOUT SESSION I: Scaling and Sustaining Infrastructure for the Distributed Workforce and Business in a World of Uncertainty
Moderator: Colette Rubio, SVP, Enterprise Technology, WWE
Tsvi Gal, Head of Enterprise Technology Services (Infrastructure), Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Additional panelists being confirmed.
When companies shifted to remote work environments, many executives thought that it would be a short-term phenomenon. But now that many companies expect to continue operating remotely into 2021 and beyond, many technology executives are recognizing that they need to upgrade their technology infrastructure, manage the risks associated with remote working into their risk assessments long-term and upgrade the skill sets needed to support the distributed workplace. Will infrastructure become a reliable commodity provisioned by a few experts to all firms or in the digital economy will it be a key asset and those that do it well will win!
In this executive breakout discussion, discover how top-tier technology leaders are implementing flexible infrastructures and leveraging 3rd party suppliers, to support the distributed business along with how they are aligning technology planning with business strategy.
BREAKOUT SESSION II: Exponential Business and Societal Innovation via Digital Acceleration 2.0
Richard M. Entrup, Managing Director, Enterprise Innovation and 5G Solutions, Verizon
Kevin Fleet, VP of Data Strategy, Informatica
Michelle Garvey, CIO, J. Crew
Moderator: Beverly Lieberman, President, Halbrecht Lieberman Associates
One thing that the current crisis has taught technology leaders is that in order for the business to survive and thrive, decision making has been accelerated and must continue to be for the foreseeable future. Meanwhile, as executive teams grappled with effective ways to grow the business in uncertain times, digital business models have taken center stage.
In this executive breakout session, CIOs and technology executives will share their visions for what they predict to be the next wave of innovative digital advancements, what industries will advance most, and what new technologies and techniques will be introduced to society, consumers and enterprises that will accelerate our lives and businesses even more.
TECHNOLOGY PERSPECTIVES: David Pogue, World Renowned Technology Columnist, Emmy-winning CBS News Correspondent and Author
Closing Comments and Raffle Prizes
Darktrace is the world’s leading cyber AI company and the creator of Autonomous Response technology. Its self-learning AI is modeled on the human immune system and used by over 3,500 organizations to protect against threats to the cloud, email, IoT, networks and industrial systems. The company has over 1,200 employees and headquarters in San Francisco and Cambridge, UK. Every 3 seconds, Darktrace AI fights back against a cyber-threat, preventing it from causing damage.https://www.darktrace.com/
RingCentral, Inc. is a leading provider of global enterprise cloud communications and collaboration solutions. More flexible and cost-effective than legacy on-premises systems, RingCentral empowers today’s mobile and distributed workforce to communicate, collaborate, and connect from anywhere, on any device. RingCentral unifies voice, video, team messaging and collaboration, conferencing, online meetings, and integrated contact center solutions. RingCentral’s open platform integrates with leading business apps and enables customers to easily customize business workflows. RingCentral is headquartered in Belmont, California, and has offices around the world.https://www.ringcentral.com/
Duo helps defend organizations against breaches through its easy and effective cloud-based Trusted Access product suite. The company verifies the identity of users, and the health of their devices, before granting them access to applications. Duo’s balance of security and usability has led them to be an enduring and trusted partner to thousands of customers world-wide, including Dresser-Rand, Etsy, Facebook, K-Swiss, Random House, Etsy, Yelp, Zillow, Paramount Pictures, and more. The Ann Arbor, Michigan-based company maintains offices in Austin, Texas; San Mateo, California; and London, and is backed by Benchmark, Geodesic Capital, Google Ventures, Index Ventures, Lead Edge Capital, Meritech Capital Partners, Radar Partners, Redpoint Ventures, True Ventures, and Workday.https://duo.com/
Digital transformation changes expectations: better service, faster delivery, with less cost. Businesses must transform to stay relevant and data holds the answers. As the world’s leader in Enterprise Cloud Data Management, we’re prepared to help you intelligently lead—in any sector, category or niche. Informatica provides you with the foresight to become more agile, realize new growth opportunities or create new inventions. With 100% focus on everything data, we offer the versatility needed to succeed. We invite you to explore all that Informatica has to offer—and unleash the power of data to drive your next intelligent disruption.https://www.informatica.com
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 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
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
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
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 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 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 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 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
NPower is a high-performing leader in providing pathways to successful tech careers for young adults from underserved communities and veterans across the US and Canada. NPower’s award winning training programs use curriculum informed by senior industry leaders and labor market trends. On average, NPower graduates 80% of enrolled students, places 100% of graduates in paid internships and has over an 80% rate of success for employment or continued education within 6 months of graduation. We address many of the primary barriers that our veteran community confront. Beyond free technical classes, our career training programs provide in-demand certifications within weeks, paid internships, professional networking and mentorship with business leaders, soft skills coaching, connection to social services, job placement assistance, transit assistance and an opportunity for graduates to give back to the program via our professional volunteer network. We provide ongoing career coaching, advanced certifications, and leadership development for our alumni, ensuring that we are developing true pathways for long-term success for our students.http://www.npower.org
The Society for Information Management (SIM) is the premier network for IT leaders, comprised of over 3600 members, including CIOs, prominent academicians, consultants, other senior-level IT leaders, and vendors. SIM is a community of thought leaders who share experiences and rich intellectual capital that is applied for the future direction of IT. The Fairfield/Westchester Chapter of SIM is the area's fastest growing not-for-profit organization of IT leaders. Started in 2000, the Chapter now boasts more than 200 members. Fairfield/Westchester SIM connects the area's premier IT leaders - for business solution exchange, professional development, and timely education. The Chapter, working closely with SIM International, fosters management education, best practices and sharing IT leaders working in the region. We achieve this through periodic meetings, dinners, conferences and company sponsored visits and tours.http://www.fwsim.org/
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