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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.
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"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
Co-Founder & CEO
Ashwin Ballal, Ph.D.
EVP & CIO
Advisory Board Member, Applied Information Management
University of Oregon
SVP Global Customer Services
Palo Alto Networks
Senior Vice President Merchandising & Innovation
SVP IT & CIO
President & CEO
SVP & CIO
President, CXO & Founder
Chair, CIO Advisory Board
Head of WW Prime Tech Shared Services
Tony L. Antalan, MBA
Chief Technology Officer
Silver Reef Casino
CTO, Tech for Social Impact
Chief Information Officer & Chief Information Security Officer
Curtis A. Carver Jr.
Vice President & CIO
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Sr. VP of Technology
Vice President & Chief Information Officer
Chief Technology and Security Officer (CTSO)
Chief Technology Officer
Pearl Long Term Care Solutions
Interim Chief Information Lead
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Information Security Officer
The Boeing Company
Director of IT and CIO
King County Housing Authority
CTO & EVP
Chief Transformation Officer
Global Security Practice Lead
Executive, Global Modern Workplace Lead
Director of Corporate Engagement
Senior Vice President & Chief Digital Officer
Chief Product and Operations Officer
Vera Whole Health
CISO Amazon Prime Video
Director of Technology
CEO and Co-founder
As Unravel’s chief cheerleader and curator of cultural awesomeness, Kunal keeps Unravel hyper-focused on the things that truly matter to customers. Kunal started his entrepreneurial journey by co-founding Yuuze.com, a trailblazer in e-commerce personalization. His former tours of duty include leading sales and implementation of Oracle products at several Fortune 100 organizations and helping Sun Microsystems manage its Grid Computing Engine. At Unravel, Kunal is literally changing the way companies look at Big Data by “radically simplifying” the way organizations can visualize and manage data operations through AI-powered recommendations. The result: Big Data that will exceed the ever-evolving demand of business – now and in the future.
Co-Founder & CEO
Snehal Antani is co-founder & CEO of Horizon3.ai, a cyber security startup focused on AI-enabled red teaming. Prior to starting Horizon3, Snehal served as CTO for the US Department of Defense, responsible for transforming the technology capabilities of the command to include cyber security, advanced R&D, AI, and data analytics. Snehal was formerly the CTO of Splunk, and before that, a CIO at GE Capital. Snehal started his career at IBM as a software engineer, where he earned 16 patents for his work in cloud, distributed computing, and large-scale data processing. Snehal earned in BS in Computer Science from Purdue, where as a freshman he watched Tom Brady play Drew Brees. He earned is MS in Computer Science from RPI, where he never attended an RPI football game.
Vice President and Digital Enterprise and Analytics Organization
The Boeing Company
Dave Bernert leads the Digital Enterprise and Analytics organization, responsible for the development and implementation of an information technology architecture and supporting strategy with the use of data and analytics.
This focus enables Boeing to achieve business objectives, including technology investments that enable swift and informed decisions, quick reaction to changing market conditions and efficient new program launches.
Dave’s organization includes Strategic Architecture, the Digital Enterprise Program Office, Foundational Services, Advance Services Development, Analytics and Information Management Systems, Product & Service Management Office, IT&DA Program Management Office and Enterprise Architecture Consulting and Assessment. Dave also has responsibility for four Information Technology & Data Analytics portfolios: Professional Services, Strategic Initiative, Analytics Services and Digital Enterprise. He serves as Boeing’s IBM account executive sponsor.
Dave holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Oregon State University and is a licensed professional engineer. Dave has four adult children and lives in Bellevue, Washington.
Co-Founder and CEO
Eric Christopher is the CEO and Co-Founder of Zylo, the leading SaaS Management Platform. With prior experience in high growth SaaS leaders Sprout Social and ExactTarget (now Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio), Eric’s passion is in identifying emerging needs and building the technology and teams to bring creative SaaS solutions to market. When not creating new industry categories, Eric loves to mentor young entrepreneurs, individually and as a board member of TechPoint, the growth accelerator for Indiana’s tech ecosystem.
Before joining Yellowbrick, Mark was Vice President for Data and Analytics at Teradata, where he led a variety of product management and technology teams in data warehouse and advanced analytics groups.
He was also Chief Architect of Teradata’s IoT Analytics effort. Mark joined Teradata in 2014 when Teradata acquired the startup RainStor, where he was a co-founding developer and Chief Architect. Prior to RainStor, Mark was a lead scientist in the UK Ministry of Defence.
Mark holds a Ph.D. in computational physics from Newcastle University, UK, with a thesis centered on discovering the electronic and non-linear optical properties of quantum dots. As a research fellow at Newcastle, he developed new techniques to model these novel quantum structures using large-scale parallel and distributed computing approaches.
Nick Durkin is Field CTO for Harness.io, a Continuous Delivery-as-a-Service platform designed to make deployments easy, safe, and repeatable for everyone in engineering and DevOps organizations. He is responsible for the organization's worldwide field engineering team, post-sales engineering team, and a portion of product. He previously held technical and executive roles in organizations such as OverOps, DataTorrent, and Early Warning. Nick also held the position of lead architect on the Department of Homeland Security’s FIVICS initiative as well as developed several patents for anti-fraud technologies currently in use among not only the Federal Government but also the worlds largest financial institutions.
J. Wolfgang Goerlich is an Advisory CISO for Duo Security. Prior to this role, he led IT and IT security in the healthcare and financial services verticals. He has led advisory and assessment practices in several cyber security consulting firms. Wolfgang regularly presents at regional and national conferences on the topics of risk management, incident response, business continuity, secure development life cycles and more.
Chief Technology and Security Officer (CTSO)
Gary Gooden is currently the Chief Technology and Security Officer (CTSO) for Seattle Children’s (Hospital, Research, Foundation). He reports into the Chief Information Officer for Seattle Children’s.
Prior to the CTSO role, Gary was driving the IT Security Strategy for the organization (people, process and technology). He and his team were executing against a roadmap that was created by him in an effort to modernize the Information security footprint within the hospital, research and foundation environment both from a technology and governance perspective (inclusive of the technology for physical security). This is currently being done in close collaboration with other IT departments and related business areas within the larger enterprise environment. In his current role as CTSO he is now creating an aligned strategy for core infrastructure and security.
Gary who joined Seattle Children’s in March of 2019 previously held the CISO role at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
Prior to joining Seattle Children’s, Gary spent the last 26yrs at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Amgen, Mattel and The Walt Disney Company in several IT executive leadership roles within Information Systems Infrastructure and Application Development and delivery.
Co-Founder & CEO
Nikhil Gupta is a successful serial entrepreneur. Nikhil is Co-Founder & CEO of ArmorCode Inc, a stealth-mode startup. Prior to founding ArmorCode, Nikhil was VP of Strategy, Cloud Security at Sophos. Nikhil joined Sophos through the acquisition of Avid Secure, where he was the Founder and CEO. Avid Secure built a market-leading AI-powered multi-cloud security analytics and compliance platform. Prior to Avid Secure, Nikhil held several leadership positions for 20+ years in organizations such as VMware, Cisco, ForeScout, Ericsson (Joined through the acquisition of Entrisphere, where he was the founding engineer), Alcatel, and Bell Labs. Nikhil holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BS and MS in Computer Science.
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
SVP IT & CIO
Ralph Loura is Lumentum’s Senior Vice President IT and Chief Information Officer. Loura joined Lumentum in October 2018 with a rich history of senior IT leadership where he directed IT organizations executing programs in business intelligence, operations, and customer-relationship management.
Before Lumentum, Loura has served over 25 years as an IT leader with premier companies in technology and consumer products including Rodan + Fields, Hewlett-Packard (HP) Enterprise Group, Clorox, Symbol Technologies, Cisco, and Lucent Technologies.
Loura is a recipient of Computerworld’s 2012 Premier 100 IT Leaders and Consumer Goods Technology’s 2013 CIO of the Year. He holds a B.S. in computer science-mathematics from Saint Joseph's College and a Masters in computer science from Northwestern University.
GVP, Global Service Delivery, Support
Craig Mackereth is responsible for developing and managing the delivery of Rimini Street support services for SAP’s Business Suite and BusinessObjects software and Oracle Corporation’s Siebel, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, E-Business Suite, Oracle Database, Oracle Fusion Middleware, Hyperion and Oracle Retail software.
Mr. Mackereth is a veteran executive and recognized thought leader in the Enterprise Systems space, with 20 years experience working in various industries including financial services, technology, software, aerospace and defense. Specializing in Oracle applications and technologies, Mr. Mackereth has led projects and global teams for companies of all sizes and managed 24×7 support teams in challenging corporate environments using a variety of applications and technologies.
Prior to joining Rimini Street, Mr. Mackereth provided management consulting services to global organizations headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area. He introduced Program, Risk and Change Management techniques during a global deployment of Oracle E-Business Suite before leading a successful EBS r12.1.3 upgrade to deliver on schedule and under budget.
Previously, Mr. Mackereth was vice president at Visa, responsible for the development and production support of global ERP solutions. In addition to managing the 24×7 support of core systems used by employees operating in more than 150 countries, this role included delivery of a significant portfolio of projects to improve technology and process in the crucial post-IPO phase.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Mackereth was a Senior Manager at BAE SYSTEMS with responsibility for development and production support of corporate systems including financial, maintenance, engineering and manufacturing. During this time, he introduced complex maintenance repair and overhaul (cMRO), service-oriented architecture (SOA) and identity management solutions using Oracle solutions and received a Fusion Middleware Innovation Award as an early adopter of SOA.
Mr. Mackereth is an active contributor to the Oracle community, having participated on customer advisory boards for SOA, identity and access management, and cMRO. He is an OAUG Ambassador and has presented at Oracle Open World on multiple occasions and to industry leaders across Asia during the inaugural SOA Leaders Summit in Macau.
Founder, Chairman & CEO, HiPER Solutions
David has spent his career researching and empowering leaders to transform their teams, their companies and their careers. His passion is to identify High Impact Performers (HiPERs) and help them reach greater success through a hybrid of technology-driven platforms and experience-based advisory. Recent clients have included E*TRADE, DIRECTV, Subway Restaurants, Western Digital, Wendy’s, ON Semiconductor, CBRE, YPO and many others. Previously, David co-founded Seedling Group, a Boston-based retained executive search firm, serving start-ups, publicly-traded companies, and private equity firms. He also helped launched the San Francisco office as a Director at Corporate Executive Board (now Gartner). David graduated from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
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.
Phil has both breadth and depth of security experience. He currently works as the Chief Information Security Officer for Ivanti. He has held other senior security positions including the head of operational security for a medical manufacturing corporation, Chief Security Officer for financial services technology (FinTech) company, and Engineering Director at a regional healthcare corporation. In his security leadership roles, he has created and implemented information security policies based on industry standards. He has led organizations to clean PCI DSS and HIPAA compliance attestations, implemented security awareness training, and established a comprehensive compliance security audit framework based on industry standards. He has led Ivanti through their most recent FedRAMP authorization process. He has implemented global privacy policies, including addressing privacy issues in the European Union. Transforming an organization requires focus on the objectives, clear communication, and constant coordination with executive leadership, which is exactly what Phil has focused on during his security career.
SVP & CIO
As RingCentral's Chief Information Officer, Trevor Schulze provides strategic leadership to the company's global IT team in delivering a comprehensive portfolio of cloud-first, leading-edge technology services and solutions.
Prior to joining RingCentral in 2018, Schulze served as Global CIO of Micron Technology, where he oversaw an international team charged with delivering business capabilities that sped product time-to-market, improved customer engagement, optimized supply chain operations, and maximized manufacturing capital utilization in 18 countries worldwide.
Previously, Schulze was Corporate Vice President IT, Enterprise Applications at Broadcom Corporation, where he was responsible for the strategic direction and management of all enterprise-wide IT systems supporting core business processes; and before that, he was Corporate Vice President IT at Advanced Micro Devices, where he oversaw the deployment of enterprise technology solutions that improved global operations and product development.
Earlier in his professional career, Schulze spent nearly two decades at Cisco Systems, where he held a number of strategic roles driving global development and operational innovations that optimized the way the company designed, collaborated, and produced products. In addition, he managed the engineering efforts of six platforms across multiple business units, ultimately generating billions of dollars in revenue.
Schulze holds a number of patents in the area of core networking, and the products he helped design have won more than 15 “best product” awards from leading industry organizations and publications. In 2017, he received a Forbes CIO Innovation award and a CIO Magazine CIO100 award.
Technology Partner & Head of US Diversity Practice
Kathryn Ullrich is a Partner in Odgers Berndtson’s Silicon Valley office and a member of the Technology Practice and leads the Diversity Practice. She focuses on senior executive searches for major corporations and venture-capital-backed companies in software, systems and services, and has specific expertise in AI, autonomous vehicle technology, cloud, cyber security, data analytics, Internet, IoT, and SaaS.
Prior to joining Odgers Berndtson, Kathryn spent twenty years building her executive search practice at several firms including Heidrick & Struggles, Russell Reynolds Associates and her own Silicon Valley boutique search firm. Earlier in her career, Kathryn worked in software product marketing at Siebel Systems (now Oracle), strategy consulting at Accenture, and engineering at GTE (now Verizon) and Motorola. She is the founder of a Silicon Valley non-profit for women in technology and actively works with clients on increasing diversity in technology.
Kathryn has a B.S. cum laude in electrical engineering from University of Michigan and an MBA with top honors from UCLA Anderson School of Management.
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.
November 23, 2020
All times are listed in Pacific Time.
12:00 PM PT
WELCOME: Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy
Trevor Schulze, SVP & CIO, RingCentral
The role of the CIO has been on a steady rise for the past several years. As the way people work continues to change, the demands from today’s global, mobile, and distributed workforce are also rapidly evolving. We’re at a point in time where the CIO is now front and center to defining the digital culture of an organization with a mega-trend at play that I like to call, ‘Systems of Experience.’ During my talk, I will focus on the role of the CIO amidst this shifting tide and what it takes to create a digital culture to support the future of work.
12:20 PM PT
EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: Successfully Managing SaaS in the Distributed Environment Ahead
Eric Christopher, Co-Founder and CEO, Zylo
When the world changed in March, companies and organizations of all types rapidly made the digital pivot. Now, more than six months into the remote work environment, it’s clear that the use of Cloud and SaaS applications will be the way forward for running businesses. In this fireside chat with Zylo CEO Eric Christopher, discover how effective SaaS management can enable technology executives to reduce costs, empower their distributed workforces AND tackle the conundrum of Shadow IT.
12:30 PM PT
EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: Dancing in the Rain - Making the Most out of the Environment We are In
Ralph Loura has been a CIO for 6 different companies in 5 different industries over the past two decades. He’s led teams through large acquisitions and one of the biggest divestitures in history. He helped to rebuild an enterprise in crisis via large scale corporate restructuring, and he’s helped to drive hyper growth at a consumer brand that was growing over 50% year on year. He’s quite literally, been there, done that. Join Hunter as he talks to Ralph about how lessons from the past have helped him lead his team in the current unprecedented environment.
Moderator: Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy
Ralph Loura, SVP & CIO, Lumentum
12:40 PM PT
EXECUTIVE PANEL: Reimagining the Business and the Future of Work
As regional economies gradually open up, many executives believe that both business and the nature of work will change forever. In order to support the business effectively, CIOs, CISOs and technology executives need to help reimagine and reinvent the business and help the CEO and line-of-business leaders identify new opportunities in core, parallel and new markets. Technology executives also must work with the executive team to identify what the future of work looks like and provide the infrastructure and tools necessary to support this new way of working.
In this panel discussion, top technology executives will share their advice on the roles that CIOs, CISOs and tech leaders can play in reshaping and securing the business and the future of work.
Moderator: Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy
Wolfgang Goerlich, Advisory CISO, DuoSecurity
David Bernert, Vice President and Digital Enterprise and Analytics Organization, The Boeing Company
Jennifer Wesson Greenman, CIO, Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Ralph Loura, SVP & CIO, Lumentum
Phil Richards, CSO, Ivanti
1:10 PM PT
EXECUTIVE PANEL: Crisis and Career: Preparing for the Next Opportunity
As COVID-19 swept the globe, CEOs and business executives discovered the true value of their technology leaders who had positioned their businesses to make the digital pivot and support a work-from-home environment. This type of foresight, along with the business savvy many technology leaders have acquired, positions technology executives well for future career opportunities.
In this panel discussion, discover key recommendations from search executives on how to position your career trajectory successfully and position yourself for the next big opportunity.
Moderator: Beverly Lieberman, President, Halbrecht Lieberman Associates
David Morris, Founder, Chairman & CEO, HiPER Solutions
Kathryn Ullrich, Technology Partner & Head of US Diversity Practice, Odgers Berndtson
1:30 PM PT
EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: Defining a Technology Program from a Security perspective
Historically Infrastructure Services have been are separated from Infosec services. Given the fact that Infosec is a relatively young practice area within organizations, that was completely normal. However with the exponential increase in the threat landscape it is becoming clearer that it might be time to think about innovation being driven by having a security and infrastructure services function which is combined and defined from a security perspective.
Gary Gooden, Chief Information Security Officer, Seattle Children's
EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: Taking a Stand: Modern Customer Service in your Enterprise
Moderator: Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy
Craig Mackereth, GVP, Global Service Delivery, Support, Rimini Street
Every Enterprise has to provide some level of Support for internal or external clients. However, striking a balance between providing excellent support and containing costs can be difficult. How do you make sure that your brand is not tarnished by delivering a poor support experience? Hear real-world examples and experiences from the leading independent provider of enterprise software support with a 24x7 global support team operating in 17 countries and serving clients across all industries including 149 of Fortune 500 companies and many essential service providers. Walk away with actionable and thoughtful insights that every one of us who provide customer service may want to apply.
1:50 PM PT
EXECUTIVE PANEL: Innovation Accelerator: An Inside Look at Cool New Tech
As CIOs and technology executives look to help move the business forward, they're searching for emerging enterprise technologies that can be applied to drive innovation and help create unique services and customer experiences. In this new and unique session, CEOs and executives from hot new enterprise technology companies will field rapid-fire questions on the challenges their companies help address, how they are differentiated in the market and the value that their products and services are delivering to clients.
Moderator: Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy
Kunal Agarwal, CEO and Co-founder, Unravel Data
Mark Cusack, CTO, Yellowbrick
Nick Durkin, Field CTO, Harness.io
Nikhil Gupta, Co-founder and CEO, ArmorCode Inc.
2:20 PM PT
HMG Strategy 2020 Top Executives Who Matter Awards!
Zylo helps businesses solve the challenges created by the surging growth of subscription software in mid-to-large enterprises. By deploying SaaS management, Zylo enables teams to discover every software subscription, regardless of purchase source. This makes it possible to optimize SaaS investments by managing data such as granular spending and end-user utilization. Zylo's system of record for SaaS helps drive proactive software strategy and enhances productivity by matching teams and employees to the right tools at the right time.https://zylo.com/
RingCentral, Inc. (NYSE: RNG) is a leading provider of business cloud communications and contact center solutions based on its powerful Message Video Phone™ (MVP™) platform. More flexible and cost-effective than legacy on-premises PBX and video conferencing systems that it replaces, RingCentral empowers modern mobile and distributed workforces to communicate, collaborate, and connect via any mode, any device, and any location. RingCentral offers three key products in its portfolio including RingCentral Office® , a Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) platform including team messaging, video meetings, and a cloud phone system, Glip ® the company's free video meetings solution with team messaging that enables Smart Video Meetings™, and RingCentral cloud Contact Center solutions. RingCentral’s open platform integrates with leading third-party business applications and enables customers to easily customize business workflows.https://www.ringcentral.com/
Rimini Street, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMNI) is a global provider of enterprise software products and services, the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products and a Salesforce partner. The Company offers premium, ultra-responsive and integrated application management and support services that enable enterprise software licensees to save significant costs, free up resources for innovation and achieve better business outcomes. Nearly 1,900 Global Fortune 500, midmarket, public sector and other organizations from a broad range of industries rely on Rimini Street as their trusted enterprise software products and services provider.https://www.riministreet.com/
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/
Ivanti unifies IT and Security Operations to better manage and secure the digital workplace. From PCs to mobile devices, VDI and the data center, we discover IT assets on-premises and in the cloud, improve IT service delivery, and reduce risk with insights and automation. We also help you leverage modern technology in the warehouse and across the supply chain to improve delivery without modifying backend systems. Ivanti is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, and has offices all over the world. For more information, visit www.ivanti.com and follow us at @GoIvanti.https://www.ivanti.com/
While Snehal Antani and Anthony Pillitiere were working to transform their cyber security posture, Red Team operations became a critical part of their strategy, but hiring consultants or maintaining a dedicated Red Team was expensive and could only cover a narrow slice of their enterprise. They started Horizon3.ai and fused military cyber attackers with artificial intelligence experts and automation engineers, to deliver continuous, automated, 100% coverage Red Teaming as a service. No consultants. No professional services. Delivered as a true SaaS offering.
Unravel is the leading automatic operations and applications management solution designed for data applications. It ensures your BI, ML, ETL, AI applications run on time while your environments costs are low. Unravel works across popular data systems such as Spark, Kafka, NoSQL, Hadoop and many other technologies on cloud and on-premises.https://unraveldata.com/
Yellowbrick powers the data-driven enterprise with the world’s only modern data warehouse designed for hybrid cloud and on-premises environments. Yellowbrick sets a new standard for the data warehouse. Built from the ground up to be self-managing and to provide unmatched performance with petabytes of data, Yellowbrick can support thousands of concurrent users performing complex ad hoc queries and running sophisticated reports. Through its unique hybrid cloud architecture, Yellowbrick natively manages large, difficult-to-migrate datasets where they reside—either on premises or in the cloud, all with a price/performance metric that surpasses any data warehouse, traditional or cloud-based.https://www.yellowbrick.com/
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
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 4,500 organizations to protect against threats to the cloud, email, IoT, networks and industrial systems. The company has over 1,500 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/
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/
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 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, 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 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 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/
We are a digitally native company where innovation, design and engineering meet scale. We use the latest technologies in the digital and cognitive field to empower organizations in every aspect. We have more than 16,200 employees and we are present in 16 countries working for companies like Google, Rockwell Automation, Electronic Arts and Santander, among others. We were recognized as a 2020 Worldwide Leader in CX Improvement by IDC MarketScape. We were also featured as a business case study at Harvard, MIT, and Stanford. We are a member of the Cybersecurity Tech Accord.https://www.globant.com/
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/
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
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 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
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