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2020 HMG Live! Global Women in Technology Summit

The Tide Has Shifted:  Women in Tech Driving the Wave of Change in the C-Suite

As enterprise companies continue to take more active steps to increase the diversity of their leadership teams, there’s been a steady rise in the number of women stepping into technology leadership roles.

Despite these gains, female technology leaders are still underrepresented and often underpaid compared to their male peers. Moreover, there are significant challenges in attracting young women to STEM professions along with difficulties in retaining female technology professionals in the early stages of their careers.

This inaugural Global Women in Technology summit is designed by and for the top female technology leaders. This vital summit is aimed at recognizing the accomplishments of global female technology leaders.  The summit provides an international platform for women in technology to explore the topics they believe are crucial for the continued advancement of women in tech driving the wave of change in the c-suite.


  • Bhavani Amirthalingam
    SVP, Chief Digital Information Officer
    Ameren

    Bhavani Amirthalingam joined Ameren in 2018 as senior vice president and chief digital information officer. She is leading Ameren's digital transformation to deliver a differentiated customer and co-worker experience, leveraging emerging technologies to enable the grid of the future while driving operational excellence at scale. She is focused on accelerating technology solutions to enable greater safety, security, reliability and productivity at scale.

    Amirthalingam brings to Ameren both a breadth and depth of experience as a customer-centric innovator. Starting in 2015, she worked as chief information officer and business transformation leader of North American Operations at Schneider Electric, a Fortune 500 corporation specializing in global energy management and automation solutions integrating technology, software and services. There, she drove the organization's digital transformation across the United States, Canada, Mexico and Central America. Previously, at World Wide Technology (WWT) Inc., she served as CIO and vice president of Customer Solutions and Innovation.  
     
    She earned a bachelor's degree in computer science from the University of Madras, India, and an MBA in information management from the S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research in Mumbai. Amirthalingam serves as a member of the Forbes Technology Council and an executive member of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Information, Communication and Cyber Security (ICCS) Committee.
     
    Amirthalingam is as passionate about giving back as she is about driving results. She serves on the board for the St. Louis Ballet Company and the board of Soorya Performing Arts, promoting South Asian performing arts in North America. She also has been a mentor and coach for FIRST robotics competitions. She lives in the St. Louis area with her husband and two children. 

  • Renee Arrington
    President and COO
    Pearson Partners International, Inc.

    • Renee Arrington offers clients over 20 years’ experience in retained executive search. She excels in recruiting senior executive talent for Fortune 500 companies, private-equity-backed businesses and not-for-profit organizations. She is a member of the Pearson Partners board of directors and leads the firm’s Fort Worth office and CIO and IT leadership practice with clients in technology, retail, financial services, business services, distribution and R&D. Renee conducts searches for board members, presidents and executive directors among other senior leadership positions.
    • Renee was named one of the top 40 Gatekeepers to the C-Suite by Hunt Scanlon Media, a search industry analyst. She is an active member of IIC Partners and the Association for Executive Search Consultants (AESC).
    • Renee is attentive to diversity and believes a well-run search can deliver market insight. Renee appreciates the value of using assessment instruments as part of the search.Prior to joining Pearson Partners in 2006, Renee was a vice president in the technology practice of a global retained search firm, and was previously a shareholder and partner in the technology practice of another global firm.
    • In addition to serving on Pearson Partners’ board of directors, Renee serves on the board of directors of IIC Partners, one of the world’s top 10 executive search organizations, with 50 offices in 35 countries (Pearson Partners is a member of IIC Partners). Additionally, she serves on the boards of directors of the Dallas/Fort Worth chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM), the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) North Texas Chapter and the Foundation for the Young Women’s Leadership Academy in Fort Worth, where she serves as chairman of the board. She is an executive committee member of Dallas Executive Women’s Roundtable (EWR) and a member of Fort Worth’s Women Steering Business (WSB). Renee has previously served on the board of North Texas Public Broadcasting (NPR Affiliate) and was board chairman of the YWCA of both Fort Worth and Tarrant Counties and the Fort Worth Westside YMCA.
    • Renee was honored with the Association of Executive Search & Leadership Consultants’ prestigious Commitment to the Community Award in 2018, recognizing her excellence in executive search and leadership consulting together with her strong commitment to community service and volunteerism toward charitable causes. She has been selected as a 2018 C-Suite Award Winner by the Fort Worth Business Press for her business leadership as well as the civic and social contributions she has made to the community of Fort Worth and its organizations.
    • Renee is a frequent speaker at the HMG Strategy CIO Summits around the country, and is a prolific business writer, having written a monthly column for CIO Decisions magazine and been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, CareerJournal.com, IT World, Network World and Business Process Outsourcing: The Competitive Advantage (Wiley 2005). She was honored among the finalists in D CEO’s 2016 CIO/CTO Awards in the Technology Advocate category.
    • Renee earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from Trinity University and studied at Parsons School of Design in Paris. She and her husband, Michael, live in Fort Worth.

  • Danelle Barrett
    Former Rear Admiral, U.S Navy

    Former Rear Admiral Danelle Barrett was born in Buffalo, New York and is a 1989 graduate of Boston University with a Bachelor of Arts in History where she received her commission as an officer from the U. S. Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps in a ceremony aboard USS Constitution.  She holds Masters of Arts in Management, National Security Strategic Studies, and Human Resources Development.  She also earned a Master of Science in Information Management.

    As an admiral, Danelle served as Director of Current Operations at U.S. Cyber Command, and assumed duties in 2017 as the Navy Cyber Security Division Director and Deputy Chief Information Officer on the Chief of Naval Operations staff.   In her last position in the U.S. Navy, she led the Navy’s strategic development and execution of digital and cyber security efforts, enterprise information technology improvements and cloud policy and governance for 700K personnel across a global network.  An innovator, she implemented visionary digital transformation to modernize with unprecedented speed, significantly improving Navy Information Warfare capabilities.

    Danelle’s other tours of duty include assignments as Commanding Officer, Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station Atlantic where she directly led the largest telecommunications station in the Navy with responsibility for 2,700 people in 15 subordinate organizations worldwide; Chief of Staff, Navy Information Forces Command, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. 5th Fleet and 2nd Fleet, Carrier Strike Group 2 and Carrier Strike Group 12 which included deployments in support of Operations Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Unified Response in Haiti, Multi-National Forces Iraq; Naval Computer and Telecommunications Stations in Jacksonville, Cecil Field and Puerto Rico and Standing Joint Force Headquarters United States Pacific Command.  Previous tours also included senior Navy fellow at the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association; Supreme Allied Commander Command Atlantic Norfolk, Naval Personnel Command, and Chief of Naval Operations Task Force Web.

    She currently executes a portfolio of work that includes consulting, public speaking, and writing.   She is on the Corporate Boards of KVH Industries and the Protego Trust Company.

    Her personal awards include Defense Superior Service Medal and other military decorations, Copernicus Awards 1998, 2000 and 2005; US Naval Institute writing award; Department of Defense Chief Information Officer Award, first place individual category 2006; Federal 100 winner 2010; Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association Women in Leadership Award 2014; Women in Technology Leadership Award 2017 and the Executive Women’s Forum Women of Influence Award 2019.

    Danelle earned the National Defense University Chief Information Officer and Information Security certifications and published 35 articles.

  • Robin Brown
    CIO, Protein Group
    Cargill

    Robin is the CIO for the Cargill North America Protein Group.  She has 24 years of IT experience in the agriculture, construction, healthcare, government, consulting, retail and financial sectors. Prior to Cargill, she was the VP & CIO at Mortenson Construction and held other senior leadership roles at UnitedHealth Group, Accenture, Best Buy, and Arcadia Financial.  She is known for driving technology-enabled innovation, strategic business transformation, building global shared service capabilities, and transforming IT functions to be value-driven while fostering relationships between the Business, Operations and IT delivery. 

    Robin is recognized as a transformational leader in the industry.  She is as a cultural change agent and has a reputation for stepping into very chaotic situations, assessing the landscape quickly, identifying gaps and creating a vision and strategy to move the business forward. Robin has a reputation for building and mentoring strong leadership teams that are based on a change agent philosophy and high expectations of accountability. Focusing on the culture and team member engagement is important to her. Robin’s passion is mentoring leaders and team members that have high potential.

    She is active in the community and holds several Board of Director roles.  She is part of the Think IT Board of Advisors and the Governing Body for the Minneapolis HMG CIO Executive Leadership Summit.  She’s also on the Board of Directors for EMPOWER Leadership Academy for Girls, WLiT (Women Leaders in Technology), and New Market Bank.  Robin co-leads the Think IT Women in Leadership forums and was also the President and Founding Board Member of the West Lakes Chapter of National Charity League, focusing on mothers and daughters volunteering together.

    Robin has twin daughters in their second year of college.  She travels quite a bit with her “empty nest” friends and enjoys bootcamp classes, running, volunteering, indulging in fabulous wine around her fire pit, spoiling her little niece and nephews, and riding her Harley. 

  • Mamatha Chamarthi
    Chief Information Officer
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

    Mamatha Chamarthi was appointed Chief Information Officer, FCA - North America and Asia Pacific effective April 2019. In this position, Chamarthi oversees all information technology applications and infrastructure in support of business units located in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Asia Pacific.  

    Previously, Chamarthi was Senior Vice President & Chief Digital Officer for ZF Friedrichshafen AG since 2014. In this position, she was responsible for the Company’s full range of digital strategies and for driving change across the organization, including establishing a global footprint to create a talent ecosystem that will close the technology gap for ZF to be a leader in autonomous driving. 

    Her work and academic background includes:
    • 2019 - current, Chief Information Officer, FCA - North America and Asia Pacific
    • 2014 - 2019, Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer / Chief Digital Officer / Head of India Technology Center, ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    • 2010 - 2013, Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Consumers Energy / CMS Energy
    • 2006 - 2010, Daimler Financial Services
      • 2007, Director, Point of Sale Systems
      • 2006, Manager, Point of Sale Systems
    • 1998 - 2006, Chrysler LLC, DaimlerChrysler
      • 2003, Manager, Volume Planning Systems
      • 2000, Manager, Global E-Business Strategy & Application Development
      • 1998, Project Manager, Post-Merger Technology Integration
    • 1996 - 1998, Senior Consultant, Chrysler Corporation, World Class Technology, Inc.
    • 1993 - 1995, Market Research Analyst, Kalki Group
    Chamarthi is a Gartner Research Board and Enterprise 50 member. She has also been recognized as a “Top 25 Finalist for Breakthrough Leaders” by CIO magazine, a “Premier 100 IT Leader” by Computerworld and a “Technology All-Star” by the Women of Color in Technology Institute.  

    Chamarthi holds a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University (2008), a Master of Science in Computer Science & Software Engineering from Oakland University (2003), a Masters Certificate in Project Management from the George Washington University (2002), a Master of Business Administration from SV University (1995) and a Master of Arts in English from Osmania University (1990).

    Chamarthi was born in Hyderabad, India.

  • Kirsten Davies
    SVP & CISO
    Estée Lauder Companies

    Kirsten Davies is formerly the Group Chief Security Officer (CSO) for Barclays Africa Group, where she has been tapped to build and run an end to end security function to include cybersecurity, information security, fraud, analytics, and physical security (among others) for operations across the continent.

    Kirsten brings a unique blend of global leadership, business acumen, cyber security practitioner experience, and technology background to her role. She is a proven leader in guiding large-scale global transformation programs focused on cyber and information security, technology, business process, and organizational transformation.

    Prior to her role with Barclays, Davies served in two capacities at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), both as Vice President and Deputy Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and as Vice President for Enterprise Security Strategy, heading up one of four
    worldwide, strategic customer-facing areas for HPE.

    In her tenure with HPE, she achieved the first-ever Cyber Security Master Agreement with the German Workers Council, now replicated across HPE’s 20+ Works Councils in EMEA, led the strategic overhaul and reorganization of the Cyber Security
    Program, and broadened the capability of “Next Generation Security”, including Insider Risk and the IT/OT convergence.

    Prior to HPE, Kirsten served as the CISO for Global InfoSec Strategy and Governance at Siemens. There she managed the global InfoSec Transformation Program to refine the culture, people, policies, processes and technical portfolio of information security. Prior to that, she held senior leadership positions at Booz Allen Hamilton and Deloitte Australia.

  • Nicole Eagan
    Chief Strategy Officer and AI Officer
    Darktrace

  • Cindy Finkelman
    Chief Information Officer
    FactSet Research Systems

    Cindy Finkelman joined FactSet Research Systems as Chief Information Officer in June 2015.  Cindy is responsible for Enterprise Transformation, Project Management, Security and Enterprise Risk Management; and works with senior business leaders to build strategic, effective and efficient capabilities through innovative and transformational programs.  Cindy was recognized as CIO of the Year by the 2017 Markets Media Women in Finance Awards, for her transformative impact on the company, her mentoring of women technologists and her philanthropic work.

    Cindy is a senior executive with 20+ years of diversified management, technology and operations experience and has a proven track record of designing and delivering technology driven transformational programs in many blue-chip firms, including New York Life Insurance Company, ALICO, Merrill Lynch, Marsh & McLennan, Prudential, Booz Allan & Hamilton and MetLife. Cindy’s passion is for people development. She has sponsored various mentoring programs and Women in Technology initiatives.

    Cindy has an MBA from NYU in Corporate Strategy/Entrepreneurship, and a BS from SUNY/Albany.  Cindy is currently a Board member of the Society for Information Management (SIM) NY chapter where she is responsible for the Program Committee and actively participates in SIM Women. 

  • Ursuline Foley
    Board Member & Strategic Advisor
    Provident Bank

    Ms. Foley serves on the full boards of Provident Financial Services & Provident Bank and is a member of the Audit & Technology committees. She is Chairman (& prior President) for Westchester Fairfield Society for Information Management. She serves on three university advisory boards (PACE, University Bridgeport, Rutgers Cyber Security Program), in addition to Accenture’s Insurance Innovation Board and a Blockchain startup.  Ms. Foley is a member of the National Association for Corporate Directors and the World Affairs Forum.  She also chaired global Insurance standard committees (e.g. ACORD, BRMA, RAA) for many years to help drive Insurance eCommerce adoption. 

    Previously, Ms. Foley held Chief Information Officer roles, Chief Data Officer Role and Head of Corporate Operations role at XL Group (now AXA XL), which is a global provider of commercial Insurance and Reinsurance. She also served on their U.S. Legal Entity boards in former years.

    Ms Foley also held technology leadership roles at; Guy Carpenter, New York Shipping and Pershing Division of Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette.  

    As former Managing Director at XL Group, Ms. Foley helped drive company growth, expense containment and innovation strategies through success in multiple M&A integrations, diversification's, major complex business transformations, regulatory compliance, data privacy, cyber security, shared service establishment and by leading technology, data & digital capabilities globally. 

    Prior to XL Group, Ms. Foley held various technology positions at other Reinsurance, Financial brokerage, Shipping and Manufacturing firms. She lived and worked in Ireland, Bermuda and U.S. (citizen).

    Ms. Foley is a sought after conference speaker on technology, digital, cyber/privacy and data, plus has published many articles over the years. She holds both a Bachelor of Science and Teaching Diploma from University College Cork, Ireland, Masters of Science from PACE University NYC and a Technology Leadership certificate from Babson University Boston. Ms. Foley also attended NYC College of Insurance and also College of Finance.

  • 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

  • Patty Hatter
    SVP Global Customer Services
    Palo Alto Networks

    Patty Hatter has more than 20 years of experience leading operations and technology organizations at several Fortune 500 companies. Patty is a strategic adviser, working on product and go-to-market strategies for technology startups ranging from cybersecurity to IT service management to blockchain applications. From 2015 to 2017, Patty was Senior Vice President and General Manager of Services for Intel/McAfee, where she spearheaded the transformation of McAfee's support for enterprise customers. From 2015 to 2016, she was General Manager of Security and Software IT and Chief Information Officer at Intel Security Group, and from 2010 to 2015, she served as Senior Vice President of Operations and Chief Information Officer at McAfee, Inc. Prior to her employment with McAfee, Patty held executive positions with Cisco and AT&T.

    Patty was chosen by the National Diversity Council as a "Most Powerful and Influential Woman" in 2015, and was named both "Women of Influence" and "Power Executive" by Silicon Valley Business Journal in 2016. Patty earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

    Patty is a member of the U.S. Department of Commerce's Information Security & Privacy Advisory Board (ISPAB) and a Board member of the Silicon Valley Education Foundation.

     

  • Jeanette Horan
    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.

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

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

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

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

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

    Daphne earned her MBA and BS from Illinois State University.

  • Sheila Jordan
    Chief Digital Officer
    Honeywell

    Sheila Jordan was formerly Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Symantec. Sheila was responsible for driving Symantec's information technology strategy and operations ensuring that the company had the right talent, stayed ahead of technology trends and maximized the value of technology investments. Her goal was to drive increased productivity, better efficiency and strategic business partnerships through simple and intuitive experiences for Symantec’s global workforce. Prior to joining Symantec in February 2014, Sheila served as Senior Vice President of Communication and Collaboration IT at Cisco Systems. Here she was responsible for delivering and integrating key IT services that touched Cisco’s global workforce. She drove productivity and a superior, holistic end-user experience for all employees through an integrated architectural approach. Within her purview at Cisco were collaboration platforms, user experience and support, and communications, collaboration and mobility services. During her nine-year tenure at Cisco, Sheila’s IT organization was recognized by the industry with awards presented by CITE, InformationWeek and CIO Magazine. She also received the 2010 Cisco Executive Sponsor Catalyst award for her leadership in developing successful relationships with customers, including several Fortune 100 companies. Active in social media, this year Sheila was recognized by ZDNet as one of the Top 100 CIOs on Twitter. In 2011, Sheila was named by CIO Magazine as “One to Watch.” She is a frequent speaker and spokesperson on the topics of collaboration, the consumerization of IT, IT as a service organization, and women’s leadership. Her views are included in the new book, “The Mobile Mind Shift” by author and Forrester analyst Ted Schadler. Earlier in her career Sheila worked at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, where she was Senior Vice President of Destination Disney. A key architect of the strategic planning process, she was responsible for delivering profitable growth. She was instrumental in integrating marketing, sales, and services across the organization as Disney transformed its business from a product-centric to a guest-centric organization. Sheila serves on the Board of Directors for NextSpace, a Santa Cruz, CA-based firm that provides innovative physical and virtual infrastructure for entrepreneurs, freelancers and creative professionals. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting from the University of Central Florida and an MBA from Florida Institute of Technology.

  • Rashmi Kumar
    SVP & CIO
    Hewlett Packard Enterprise

     

  • Lesley Ma
    CIO and Chief Continuous Improvement Officer
    NSF International

     

  • Susan Malisch
    VP & CIO
    Loyola University Chicago

    Susan Malisch currently serves as Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Loyola University Chicago. In this capacity, Susan leads the development and implementation of the University’s information technology (IT) strategic direction, and delivers IT services that support student learning, faculty research and teaching, administrative processes, and public service. Prior to joining Loyola, she held technology leadership roles at Novell, Cambridge Technology Partners, UCLA, and ATT (formerly Southwestern Bell Communications). Ms. Malisch was the recipient of the 2010 CIO of the Year award from the Executives Club of Chicago and the Association of IT Professionals. Ms. Malisch is the current President for the Chicago Chapter of the Society of Information Management and volunteers with a number of educational and professional organizations. Ms. Malisch earned a B.S.B.A. degree in Computer Information Systems from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri.

  • Gerri Martin-Flickinger
    EVP CTO
    Starbucks

    Gerri Martin-Flickinger, Starbucks Chief Technology Officer, leads the global IT (information technology) function and plays a key role in shaping the technology agenda across the Starbucks business.

    Gerri joined Starbucks in 2015 with 30 years of experience leading large-scale global IT organizations for companies experiencing explosive growth through acquisition, global expansion and implementing new business models. She most recently served as Adobe’s senior vice president and chief information officer, where she oversaw Adobe’s global Information Technology team and played a key role in enabling Adobe’s transformation to a cloud-based business.

    Her expertise includes leading organizations through transformational change, connecting IT to the needs of the business and aligning IT costs. Before joining Adobe, Gerri was CIO of VeriSign, where she oversaw corporate information technology services for the company’s 60 offices worldwide. Prior to VeriSign, she served as CIO for Network Associates, Inc. and McAfee Associates, Inc. Before joining McAfee, she held several senior systems roles at Chevron Corporation, including serving as process consultant to Chevron's executive staff.

    Gerri has received numerous awards and accolades over her career. Most recently, she was honored by the Silicon Valley Business Journal with the Judges’ Choice award for her integral role with Adobe’s successful shift to a cloud-services company. Additionally, she was honored as a 2015 CIO Leader by HMG Strategy and was named to the 25 of the Smartest Women on Twitter 2015. She holds a B.A. in Computer Science from Washington State University. She is a member of Wall Street Journal CIO Network and Sierra Ventures CIO Advisory Board.

  • Stephanie Moore
    SVP, Marketing
    Softtek

    Stephanie is responsible for driving company strategy and new business expansion across all service lines. Previously, she was a Managing Director at Globant, President of Ameritas Technologies, a domestic IT services start-up and CMO at UST Global. Before moving into these leadership roles in IT Services companies, Stephanie spent over 15 years as a world-renowned industry analyst. She was Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research covering global IT services, outsourcing and vendor management.

  • Wendy Pfeiffer
    CIO
    Nutanix

    Currently CIO at Nutanix, Wendy has led technical functions for GoPro, Yahoo! and Cisco, and proudly serves on the board of Girls in Tech. Dedicated to excellence in operations and delivery while maintaining a focus on innovation, Wendy has had a key role in envisioning and delivering digital technologies around the world. In 2018, Wendy was honored to be named one of the National Diversity Council’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Tech, one of the Silicon Valley Business Journal’s Women of Influence, and #1 on the list of Top 10 CIOs Who Inspire and Influence Us by Enterprise Management 360° (EM360°)!

  • Shobie Ramakrishnan
    SVP, Head of Pharma Commercial DDA and Tech
    GlaxoSmithKline

    Shobie Ramakrishnan has the joint role of CDO and Tech head for GSK Pharma Commercial and joined GSK in Q4 2018.  Shobie is an enterprise technology leader who has spent about half her career in Bio Tech and half her career in Hi-Tech, working throughout at companies going through large transformations.  Early in her career, Shobie has led delivery of key transformation initiatives at Apple Inc. during their return to growth, Tech modernization and then their move into Retail.  Later, she spent 6 years at Genentech and Roche on their IT leadership team, including leading the joint effort on post-merger technology integration. More recently, Shobie has held IT leadership roles at Salesforce and Astrazeneca.   Shobie is a mentor to startups in silicon-valley and sits on the Board of Directors of Remediant, which is a cyber security startup based in San Francisco.   She is also on the advisory board of the Pistoia Alliance.  

  • Bernadette Rotolo
    Senior Vice President, Head of Global Systems
    Warner Music Group

    Bernadette Rotolo is a global Fortune 500 executive with nearly 20 years of experience in technology at Accenture, Adecco Group and currently at Warner Music Group.  Bernadette started her career in consulting at Accenture, a top IT consulting company assisting clients in Communications and High Tech industries with their most difficult technology and business challenges.  After spending twelve years at Accenture, Bernadette came to Adecco Group in 2009, a Swiss based Global Fortune 500 Company that is the largest staffing company in the world, and was promoted to Group Vice President and Global Head of Solutions Delivery Management focused on digital offerings.  After nine years at Adecco Group, Bernadette joined Warner Music Group, an American multinational entertainment and record label company. It is one of the "big three" recording companies and the third largest in the global music industry and is currently Senior Vice President, Head of Global Systems focused on the company’s highest strategic digital transformation program.

    For the last seven years, Bernadette is leading CEO-championed global digital transformation programs at both Adecco Group and Warner Music Group partnering with business leads to increase brand visibility by launching web, mobile and social media strategies that will increase overall global millennial engagement.  Also, as part of Warner Music Group digital transformation program, Bernadette is collaborating with the CFO and Finance senior management team to establish a “state of the art” Shared Service center.  Bernadette is responsible for the technology aspect of the shared service from design to implementation of all the technology needed to operate the Shared Service including a public cloud ERP system, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Robotic Process Automation and a real time analytics platform.

    Bernadette is also a board member of the Society for Information Management (SIM) Metro New York chapter and an active speaker on digital transformation.  In addition, Bernadette is a member of the CIO Innovation Advisory Network at Lightspeed Venture Partners and on the advisory board for BoldStart, an early stage Venture Capital company.  Bernadette is also an active member and advisor to HMG Strategy.  

    Bernadette holds her Masters from New York University and her Bachelor’s from the State University of New York at Binghamton.  She also earned a leadership certification from the prestigious IMD Business School in Lausanne, Switzerland. 

  • Angie Ruan
    SVP Global Technology
    Nasdaq

    Angie Ruan serves as Senior Vice President of Global Technology. In this role, Angie is responsible for overseeing the development of key market technology products, future Nasdaq Financial Framework product development, and global infrastructure development and services. 

    Prior to joining Nasdaq, she served as the Global Group Technology VP of consumer experiences and platform for American Express. She was responsible for the digital transformation of American Express web and mobile technology. Before then, she was the Unit CIO for U.S. Consumer and US Small Business. 

    She was also the Head of Engineering for Global PayPal Retail and Merchant product lines. She held various executive engineering leadership roles at eBay including building the eBay messaging system, creating the eBay mobile platform, and transforming the DevOps organization. 

    Angie holds a Master of Science in Computer Science from University of California, Santa Barbara, and studied undergraduate in Computer Science at Tsinghua University of China.

  • Marina Saint-Lary
    Chief Solutions Officer
    Globant

    With more than 15 years of experience at Globant, Marina currently holds the Chief Solutions Officer for the East Region. Marina has grown at Globant and has taken on different roles just as: Testing Lead, Quality Assurance Manager, and Business Development Director, among others.  

    Since 2015, and before being appointed CSO, she was Engagement Manager at one of our top clients. As part of that team, the account grew from 200+ to more than 700+ Globers.

    She is passionate at building strong teams to grow partnerships with clients and is constantly looking at ways to improve team dynamics and showcasing Globant’s value proposition. She is a trusted source who moves and inspires Globers with her experience; turn ideas into reality, and know and show how to replicate success. Her focal areas include: process and agile frameworks, project management, business development with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively.

    Marina currently lives in Orlando with her two daughters and husband.

  • Nicole Sandford
    Executive Vice President
    Ellig Group

    Nicole Sandford is a seasoned professional and qualified audit committee financial expert with extensive experience advising boards and senior executives in their most challenging times. Over the course of her nearly three decades at Deloitte, Nicole demonstrated a strategic mindset and uncommon leadership which resulted in her appointment to roles with increasing responsibility. She ultimately led the firm’s nearly $600 million regulatory and operational risk practice during a period of strategic transformation. She integrated more than 2,000 professionals in the U.S. and India to form the largest regulatory advisory practice in the industry. She also led the acquisition of Huron Consulting’s life sciences practice, one of the many strategic initiatives that allowed the practice to grow during a period of regulatory retraction. Her client work at Deloitte focused on governance, crisis response and regulatory risk management across sectors but with a focus on regulatory remediation in the banking sector. She has helped dozens of public and private companies – including several of the largest global banks - transform governance, risk and compliance programs. She also served as the audit partner for complex public companies where her experience included M&A, securities offerings, LBOs and other complex transactions. Nicole wrote the firm’s response to the governance aspects of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and was the architect and founding member of Deloitte’s award-winning Center for Board Effectiveness. In addition to creating the Center’s strategic vision, Nicole also wrote many of its most important publications including The Deloitte Corporate Governance Framework; The Art and Science of Choosing Directors; Creating a World-Class Ethics and Compliance Program; The Audit Committee Resource Guide, Diversifying the American Board, and many others. She has published articles in Directorship, Directors & Boards, Corporate Secretary and Corporate Board Member magazines and whitepapers with CFA Institute, FEI, IIA and The Society for Corporate Governance. She has extensive relationships with directors, institutional investors, proxy advisory firms, and other governance thought leaders. In 2020, Nicole joined the Ellig Group as its Executive Vice President and Global Board Services Leader. In this role, she advises boards and senior executives on matters related to governance, particularly those related to board competency and diversity. Nicole is a frequent speaker on governance, risk and culture. She has spoken at Stanford, Notre Dame, Columbia, Yale, NYU, Rice University, the University of Delaware, the American Bar Association, NACD, The Society for Corporate Governance, The International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN), Compliance Week, the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), and The Conference Board. She has received numerous awards including Millstein Center’s “Rising Stars of Corporate Governance” and The International Alliance for Women’s “World of Vision” Award. Nicole has extensive board experience including her current roles as Chairman of Girl Scouts of Connecticut and board member of the Stamford Public Education Foundation. She is an Emeritus Member of the Advisory Board of the John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance at the University of Delaware. She previously served as the audit committee chair and member of the CEO selection committee for the Society for Corporate Governance and The Global Partnership for Afghanistan. She was also the chair of the Corporate Governance Committee of the Financial Women’s Association. Nicole is passionate about helping people with cancer as a volunteer driver for the American Cancer Society and the patient representative on the Greenwich Hospital Breast Center Leadership Committee.

  • April Sandoval
    Director of Data and Analytics
    Slack

    April Sandoval brings over 20 years of experience to this panel as a thought leader with broad experience in driving strategic vision for analytics strategy across an enterprise. She is known for building motivated teams that work together to solve for a common goal. Her passion is to drive internal business functions to use analytics to bring a culture of fact based decision making.  April strives to bring business and IT together to enable a company to use analytics as a competitive advantage, break down silos, uncover synergies, and rethink the delivery of analytics altogether. To April, there is no problem too big to solve. At Slack, April is responsible for standing up the first data and analytics team to support business insights and support the growth and scale of the company.

  • Janet Sherlock
    Chief Information Officer
    Ralph Lauren Corporation

  • Kelly Steckelberg
    CFO
    Zoom

    Kelly Steckelberg brings to Zoom extensive leadership and finance experience. Most recently, she was CEO of Zoosk, where she previously held positions of CFO and COO. Prior to Zoosk, Kelly was the Sr. Director of Consumer Segment Finance of Cisco. Kelly has also held various roles in finance at Cisco Webex, Epiphany, PeopleSoft, and KPMG.

    She has a MA in accounting from The University of Texas at Austin. Kelly is a board member of the Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco and loves to travel, having been to over 60 countries.

  • Jennifer Wesson Greenman
    Chief Information Officer
    Cancer Treatment Centers of America Global

    Jennifer Wesson Greenman is the Chief Information Officer of Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA). An accomplished health care executive with over fifteen years’ experience leading diverse teams in innovative technology solution development, delivery and support, Greenman joined CTCA® in July 2019 from H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa, where she served for five years as Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer.

    In her role at CTCA, Greenman works to implement technology advances and enhancements to empower its internal and external partners with a resilient, responsive and high-performing technology infrastructure to meet the broad needs of the patients and families who come to CTCA for their care.   

    At Moffitt, Greenman provided leadership and strategic direction for technologies used across the institution, supporting exceptional care delivery and fueling breakthrough scientific discoveries. During her tenure, Moffitt was recognized as a "Best Place to Work in IT" by Computerworld from 2017 through 2019. Additionally, Moffitt was recognized by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives as a “Healthcare Most Wired” organization in 2019, recognized for exemplifying best practices through the adoption, implementation and use of technology. Prior to that, Greenman worked for Tampa’s Bayfront Health System in a variety of IT management roles, including Chief Information Officer. She started her career as a Solution Delivery Consultant for Cerner Corporation. 

    Greenman obtained an MBA from the University of Florida and undergraduate degrees in Management Information Systems and Finance from Florida State University. She is a member of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives and was recognized by the Tampa Bay Business Journal as a finalist for the "CIO of the Year Award" in 2016 and 2018.

  • Angela Yochem
    EVP Chief Digital and Technology Officer
    Novant Health

    Angela Yochem is EVP & Chief Digital Officer for Novant Health, a super-regional healthcare system with one of the largest medical groups in the US. She and her teams deliver the world-class consumer capabilities, differentiating technologies, and advanced clinical solutions that allow the high-growth system to provide remarkable patient care.

    Angela has served as EVP/CIO at Rent-A-Center, Global CIO at BDP International, Global CTO at AstraZeneca, and divisional CIO at Dell. She’s held tech exec roles at Bank of America and SunTrust, and held senior technology roles at UPS and IBM. In these roles, she built B2B digital product lines, grew digital retail channels (B2C), created technical services lines of business, and transformed global technology capabilities.

    Angela has been a Director for the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh, BDP Transport, BDP Global Services Asia and Europe, and Rocana, with experience on Audit, Enterprise Risk, Operational Risk, and Governance/Policy committees. She remains an EIR for Vonzos Partners, a Mentor for SKTA Innopartners, and an Advisor for Dioko Ventures. Angela serves on the board of Freedom School Partners, a non-profit committed to promoting literacy in the Charlotte area, and on the executive team of the Go Red for Women organization, part of the American Heart Association. She is a Trustee of the Charlotte Regional Business Initiative, and is an advisory board member for the American Hospital Association Innovation Council and the University of Tennessee Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department.

    Angela has a Bachelor of Music from DePauw University and a Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of Tennessee, holds three US Patents and is an author with Addison-Wesley and Prentice-Hall.

  • Sigal Zarmi
    Managing Director - Head of Transformation
    Morgan Stanley

    Sigal Zarmi is Managing Director and Head of Transformation for Morgan Stanley, responsible for modernizing the digital experience through artificial intelligence, machine learning, automation, cloud, data insights and analytics, all to  increase speed and agility in technology and business units.

    Prior to Morgan Stanley Sigal was Vice Chairman and Global CIO for PWC, overseeing the technology strategy that powers PwC professionals, to innovate and solve clients important challenges.  She developed and launched a comprehensive Network-wide technology strategy to modernize global platforms, increasing speed and agility in evolving existing lines of business and expanding into new markets. PwC is a $40 billion organization operating in 157 countries with more than 255,000 employees.

    Prior to PwC, Sigal was the CIO of GE Capital / Americas and spent 18 years at GE overseeing technology transformation for several different business units. Sigal also held leadership positions at two financial services firms and began her career as a developer at Motorola.

    Sigal holds an M.B.A. from Columbia University in New York City and a B.S. in engineering from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel

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October 26th, 2020
3:00 - 6:00 PM ET

3:00 PM

Welcome and Introduction

Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy and Mark Polansky, Senior Partner, Technology Officers Practice, Korn Ferry


3:05 PM ET
EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW:  My Journey to Leading Starbuck’s Technology

Gerri Martin-Flickinger, EVP & CTO, Starbucks


3:10 PM

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW:  Partnering for Performance: The Keys to a Successful CFO-CIO Relationship

Kelly Steckelberg, CFO, Zoom interviewed by Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy

Getting the CFO-CIO relationship right is critical, as an organization’s technology spend typically represents the highest percentage of organizational spending while technology serves as the backbone to operating the company and fueling growth. In this fireside chat, Kelly Steckelberg, CFO at Zoom, shares the steps she takes to strengthen her partnership with Zoom’s CIO, how she strives to strike a balance between investments in innovation vs. operations, steps she’s taking to address hiring issues in the work-from-home environment along with the challenges associated with managing a hyper-growth company.


3:20 PM

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Leading Courageously When Your Confidence Has Been Shaken

As leaders, we’ve all had times when our confidence has been shaken, but this can be particularly daunting for female executives when they participate as members of a male-dominated C-suite. Adding to this, many female executives are empathetic leaders, a potentially double-edged sword leadership style. In this panel discussion, discover lessons learned and sincere advice on how to overcome moments of self-doubt and courageously lead with confidence and compassion.

Moderator:  Sheila Jordan, Chief Digital Officer, Honeywell

Mamatha Chamarthi, CIO, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Kirsten Davies, SVP & CISO, Estee Lauder Companies

Jennifer Wesson Greenman, CIO, Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Marina Saint-Lary, Chief Solutions Officer, Globant


3:50 PM

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Reimagining the Business – Leading and Innovating in Times of Radical Change

When the world changed, companies across most industries had to develop radically new business models and digital services in order to survive and move forward. This includes driving a culture of speed and digital fluency throughout the organization. This panel of top global female executives will share their perspectives on how they led this radical change in business innovation and cultural change. 

Moderator:  Cindy Finkelman, CIO, FactSet Research Systems

Bhavani Amirthalingam, SVP, Chief Digital Information Officer, Ameren

Rashmi Kumar, SVP & CIO, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Stephanie Moore, SVP, Marketing, Softtek

Wendy Pfeiffer, CIO, Nutanix

April Sandoval, Director of Data and Analytics, Slack


4:20 PM

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

Nicole Eagan, Chief Strategy and AI Officer, Darktrace interviewed by Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy

In this session, Nicole Eagan, Chief Strategy & AI Officer at Darktrace, will discuss the unique strengths of Darktrace’s leadership team. With half of the company’s founders, and numerous members of its C-suite female, Darktrace are championing gender diversity both within the business, and within the industry. Nicole will discuss how to prioritize ambitious projects in a rapidly growing company, as well as highlight the ways Darktrace is working to support the security challenges organizations have faced over the past year as they have evolved working patterns, shifted to the cloud, and transitioned to remote working.


4:30 PM

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Reflections on Career-Defining Moments – Stories of Career Ascent Strategies

Nearly every senior executive has experienced a point in time when they reflect on their career ascent that has helped to define them. For female executives, these junctures have often given them the confidence to reach higher and pursue their ultimate goals. In this panel, hear first-hand accounts of positive and difficult moments that helped shape the careers of the top global women executives, along with motivational and inspiring messaging for female technology executives to pave their own path. 

Moderator:  Renee Arrington, President and COO - Pearson Partners International, Inc.

Robin Brown,  CIO, Protein Group, Cargill

Lesley Ma, CIO and Chief Continuous Improvement Officer, NSF International

Susan Malisch, CIO, Loyola University

Angie Ruan, SVP Global Technology, Nasdaq


4:55 PM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Breakout Session I

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Mentoring Women in Technology - From Next-Gen STEM Engagement to Navigating Mid-Career Conflicts

A report by ISACA found that 48% of women in tech feel that a lack of female mentors is one of the biggest barriers they face in the workplace. A shortage of woman-to-woman mentors only exacerbates the challenges of attracting young women to STEM professions along with retaining women who are torn by career and family conflicts. In this panel of successful, senior technology executives, you’ll discover fresh approaches to drawing young women into tech careers and navigating the most common hurdles women face further into their career.

Moderator:  Lesley Ma, CIO and Chief Continuous Improvement Officer, NSF International

Shobie Ramakrishnan, SVP, Chief Digital and Technology Officer, Pharma Commercial, GSK

Jennifer Wesson Greenman, CIO, Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Bernadette Rotolo, Senior Vice President, Head of Global Systems - Warner Music Group

Sigal Zarmi, Managing Director - Head of Transformation - Morgan Stanley

 

 

Breakout Session II

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Preparing Yourself to be Boardroom Ready

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

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

Moderator:  Ursuline Foley, Board Member and Strategic Advisor, Provident Bank

Danelle Barrett, Former Rear Admiral, U. S. Navy and Board Member, KVH Industries and the Protego Trust Company

Patty Hatter, SVP Global Customer Services, Palo Alto Networks and Board Member, II-VI Inc

Jeanette Horan, Board Member and Strategic Advisor, Nokia and Wolters Kluwer

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

Nicole Sandford, EVP, Ellig Group and Global Board Services Leader

 


5:25 PM

CLOSING EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Driving Cultural Change into 2021 and Beyond

Everything has changed. Brought into clearer focus now is diversity and inclusion and the cultural change that’s needed within organizations. This panel is a frank discussion with top global executives on what is required to prepare and execute cultural change beyond a global pandemic and into the future. 

Moderator:  Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy

Jennifer Hartsock, VP & CIO, Baker Hughes

Gerri Martin-Flickinger, EVP & CTO, Starbucks

Janet Sherlock, CIO, Ralph Lauren Corporation

Angela Yochem, EVP Chief Digital and Technology Officer, Novant Health


5:55 PM

HMG STRATEGY TOP TECHNOLOGY EXECUTIVES TO WATCH AWARD WINNERS

Bhavani Amirthalingam, SVP, Chief Digital Information Officer, Ameren
Renee Arrington, President and COO, Pearson Partners International, Inc.
Robin Brown, CIO, Protein Group, Cargill
Mamatha Chamarthi, CIO, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Kirsten Davies, SVP & CISO, Estee Lauder
Archana Deskus, SVP & CIO, Intel Corporation
Nicole Eagan, Chief Strategy Officer and AI Officer, Darktrace
Cindy Finkelman, CIO, FactSet Research Systems
Nancy Flores, Chief Information and Technology Officer, McKesson Corporation
Ursuline Foley, Board Member & Strategic Advisor, Provident Bank
Jennifer Hartsock, Vice President and CIO, Baker Hughes
Patty Hatter, SVP Global Customer Services, Palo Alto Networks
Jeanette Horan, Experienced Board Member and Strategic Advisor
Daphne Jones, Board of Directors AMN Healthcare, Barnes Group, Inc. and Masonite International, Founder, Destiny Transformations Group
Sheila Jordan, Chief Digital Officer, Honeywell
Rashmi Kumar, SVP & CIO, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Lesley Ma, CIO and Chief Continuous Improvement Officer, NSF International
Susan Malisch, VP & CIO, Loyola University Chicago
Gerri Martin-Flickinger, EVP CTO, Starbucks
Wendy Pfeiffer, CIO, Nutanix
Bernadette Rotolo, SVP, Head of Global Systems, Warner Music Group
Janet Sherlock, CIO, Ralph Lauren Corporation
Cynthia Stoddard, SVP & CIO, Adobe
Jennifer Wesson Greenman, CIO, Cancer Treatment Centers of America Global
Gabrielle Wolfson, CIO & CDO, Quest Diagnostics
Angela Yochem, EVP Chief Digital and Technology Officer, Novant Health
Sigal Zarmi, Managing Director – Head of Transformation, Morgan Stanley


Presenting Partners

  • Zoom

    Zoom is the leader in modern enterprise video communications, with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, chat, and webinars across mobile, desktop, and room systems. Zoom Rooms is the original software-based conference room solution used around the world in board, conference, huddle, and training rooms, as well as executive offices and classrooms. Founded in 2011, Zoom helps businesses and organizations bring their teams together in a frictionless environment to get more done.

    https://zoom.us
  • Darktrace

    Darktrace is the world’s leading cyber AI company and the creator of Autonomous Response technology. Its self-learning AI is modeled on the human immune system and used by over 4,000 organizations to protect against threats to the cloud, email, IoT, networks and industrial systems. The company has over 1,300 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/

Platinum Partners

  • Slack

    Slack has transformed business communication. It’s the leading channel-based messaging platform, used by millions to align their teams, unify their systems, and drive their businesses forward. Only Slack offers a secure, enterprise-grade environment that can scale with the largest companies in the world. It is a new layer of the business technology stack where people can work together more effectively, connect all their other software tools and services, and find the information they need to do their best work. Slack is where work happens.

    https://slack.com/
  • Globant

    We create software products that emotionally connect our customers with millions of consumers and employees using just the right blend of design and innovation. We embrace the power of artificial intelligence to augment our capabilities and contribute to the advancement of the technology industry as we dream to make the world a better place one step at a time. We do all that through our Studios, deep pockets of expertise on the latest technologies and trends. Our Studio model fosters creativity and innovation while allowing us to build, enhance, and consolidate expertise around a variety of emerging technologies. We have mastered a unique way of organizing our teams known as the Agile Pod model. Driven by a culture of self-regulated teamwork, each team—or Pod—works directly with our customers with a full maturity path that evolves as they increase speed, quality and autonomy. Opposed to the traditional IT services structures, our pods at Globant eliminates the need for command and control methods and provides teams with full independence in customer interaction.

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

    Founded in 1982, Softtek is a global company helping organizations drive digital operations, platforms and enablement. With presence in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia, Softtek provides Global 2000 organizations with technology solutions that create value through technology

    http://www.softtek.com/

Supporting Partners

  • Zoom

    Zoom is the leader in modern enterprise video communications, with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, chat, and webinars across mobile, desktop, and room systems. Zoom Rooms is the original software-based conference room solution used around the world in board, conference, huddle, and training rooms, as well as executive offices and classrooms. Founded in 2011, Zoom helps businesses and organizations bring their teams together in a frictionless environment to get more done.

    https://zoom.us

Marketplace Partners

  • Appian

    Appian provides a low-code automation platform that accelerates the creation of high-impact business applications. Many of the world’s largest organizations use Appian applications to improve customer experience, achieve operational excellence, and simplify global risk management and compliance.

    http://www.appian.com/
  • Darktrace

    Darktrace is the world’s leading cyber AI company and the creator of Autonomous Response technology. Its self-learning AI is modeled on the human immune system and used by over 4,000 organizations to protect against threats to the cloud, email, IoT, networks and industrial systems. The company has over 1,300 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/
  • Aryaka

    Aryaka, the Cloud-First WAN company, brings agility, simplicity and a great experience to consuming the WAN-as-a-service. An optimized global network and innovative technology stack delivers the industry’s #1 managed SD-WAN service and sets the gold standard for application performance. Aryaka’s SmartServices platform offers connectivity, application acceleration, security, cloud networking and insights leveraging global orchestration and provisioning. The company’s customers include hundreds of global enterprises including several in the Fortune 100.

    https://www.aryaka.com/?utm_source=hmg&utm_medium=syndication&utm_content=home-page
  • Forescout

    Forescout Technologies is the leader in Enterprise of Things security, offering a holistic platform that continuously identifies, segments and enforces compliance of every connected thing across any heterogeneous network. The Forescout platform is the most widely deployed, scalable, enterprise-class solution for agentless device visibility and control. It deploys quickly on your existing infrastructure – without requiring agents, upgrades or 802.1X authentication. Fortune 1000 companies and government organizations trust Forescout to reduce the risk of business disruption from security incidents or breaches, ensure and demonstrate security compliance and increase security operations productivity. Don’t just see it. Secure it. Visit us to learn how Forescout provides active defense for the Enterprise of Things.

    https://www.forescout.com/
  • Obsidian Security

    Obsidian Cloud Detection and Response delivers frictionless security for SaaS. With unified visibility across applications, users, and data, security teams can quickly investigate breaches, uncover insider threats, and harden the security of their cloud environments with no negative impact to production. Using a unique identity-centric approach, Obsidian is capable of stopping even the most advanced attacks across SaaS and cloud services. Obsidian was founded by industry veterans from Cylance, Carbon Black and the NSA, and is backed by Greylock Partners, Wing, and GV.

    https://www.obsidiansecurity.com/
  • PagerDuty

    PagerDuty, Inc. (NYSE:PD) is a leader in digital operations management. In an always-on world, organizations of all sizes trust PagerDuty to help them deliver a perfect digital experience to their customers, every time. Teams use PagerDuty to identify issues and opportunities in real time and bring together the right people to fix problems faster and prevent them in the future. Notable customers include Netflix, Shopify, Cox Automotive, Box, Slack, DoorDash, Lululemon and more. PagerDuty was founded in 2008 by three innovative software developers who knew what it was like to carry the pager for “always on” cloud services. They made a bet that the early practice and culture of DevOps which encourages collaboration between development and operations would become strategic for every company. What started as automating on-call rotations has evolved into a platform that helps 12,000 companies across 90 countries proactively manage their digital operations so their teams can spend less time reacting to incidents and more time building for the future.

    https://www.pagerduty.com/
  • Tessian

    Tessian builds technology to empower people to work safely, without security getting in their way. We believe people shouldn’t have to be security experts to do their jobs. Tessian’s Human Layer Security platform automatically protects your employees on email - where they spend 40% of their time - from risks like data exfiltration, accidental data loss and phishing. We’ve raised $60m from legendary security investors like Sequoia and Accel and have over 150 employees located in San Francisco and London.

    https://www.tessian.com/
  • Tanium

    Tanium offers a unified endpoint management and security platform that is built for the world’s most demanding IT environments. Many of the largest and most sophisticated organizations, including more than half of the Fortune 100, top retailers and financial institutions, and four branches of the US Armed Forces rely on Tanium to make confident decisions, operate efficiently and effectively, and remain resilient against disruption. Tanium ranks 7th on the Forbes list of “Top 100 Private Companies in Cloud Computing” for 2019 and 10th on FORTUNE’s list of the “100 Best Medium Workplaces.”

    https://www.tanium.com/
  • Globant

    We create software products that emotionally connect our customers with millions of consumers and employees using just the right blend of design and innovation. We embrace the power of artificial intelligence to augment our capabilities and contribute to the advancement of the technology industry as we dream to make the world a better place one step at a time. We do all that through our Studios, deep pockets of expertise on the latest technologies and trends. Our Studio model fosters creativity and innovation while allowing us to build, enhance, and consolidate expertise around a variety of emerging technologies. We have mastered a unique way of organizing our teams known as the Agile Pod model. Driven by a culture of self-regulated teamwork, each team—or Pod—works directly with our customers with a full maturity path that evolves as they increase speed, quality and autonomy. Opposed to the traditional IT services structures, our pods at Globant eliminates the need for command and control methods and provides teams with full independence in customer interaction.

    https://www.globant.com/
  • Awake Security

    Awake Security is the only advanced network detection and response company that delivers answers, not alerts. By combining artificial intelligence with human expertise, Awake autonomously models and hunts for both insider and external attacker behaviors, while providing triage, digital forensics and incident response across the new network—perimeter, core, IoT and cloud networks. The Awake Security Platform does this by deeply analyzing billions of network communications to autonomously discover, profile and classify every device, user and application across any network. Using a multi-dimensional machine learning approach, Awake then models complex adversarial behaviors and connects the dots across entities, time, protocols and attack stage. Unlike legacy network detection and response tools that rely primarily on unsupervised learning to spot anomalies from “normal” baselines, Awake instead compares entity behaviors to the peer group and the rest of the organization. This enables Awake to deliver threat detections with low false positives and negatives and provides the context necessary for triage, incident response and remediation. Awake is also thus able to avoid temporal baselining and ongoing training challenges that add to operational overhead. Independent testing proves out these differentiators and shows Awake is more than twice as accurate and produces almost 1500% less noise than the competition. Awake is ranked #1 by EMA for time to value and was recognized as the #1 information security solution being evaluated by global 1000 companies in Enterprise Technology Research’s (ETR) Summer 2019 Emerging Technology Study. Awake is backed by Greylock Partners, Bain Capital Ventures, Evolution Equity Partners, Energize Ventures and Liberty Global Ventures.

    https://awakesecurity.com/
  • Sonatype

    The Sonatype journey started 10 years ago, just as the concept of “open source” software development was gaining steam. From our humble beginning as core contributors to Apache Maven, to supporting the world’s largest repository of open source components (Central), to distributing the world's most popular repository manager (Nexus), we’ve played a meaningful role in helping the world embrace the power of open innovation. Over time, we witnessed the staggering volume and variety of open source libraries that began flowing into every development environment in the world. We understood that when open source components are properly managed, they provide 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
  • Menlo Ventures

    Menlo Ventures is a venture capital firm that strives to have a positive impact on everything we do. That’s why we support businesses including Betterment, Carta, Roku, Poshmark, Uber, and Warby Parker that are reimagining life and work for the better. Over 43 years, we’ve grown a portfolio that includes more than 70 public companies, over 100 mergers and acquisitions, and $5.5 billion under management. We invest at every stage and in every sector, with expertise in Consumer, Enterprise, and Healthcare. From developing market strategies to creating communities, we provide real impact where entrepreneurs need it most. When we’re in, we’re all in.

    https://www.menlovc.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

The Women in Technology 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. 

PLEASE NOTE: Women in all stages of their career in technology are welcome to attend this summit!

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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