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2021 HMG Live! Boston CIO Executive Leadership Summit

Courageous Leadership and Fearless Reinvention: Securing the Modern Enterprise in Dynamic Times

Engage with world-class technology leaders, openly sharing business-technology strategies and innovation, reshaping the customer experience. Hear from industry leaders thinking differently, demonstrating courageous leadership and fearless reinvention. These top-tier executives will offer stories of successes and share advice on leaning in and leading into the C-suite and line of business, driving disruption and innovations that reshape and reinvent their go-to-market, while fostering a culture of trust and compassionate guidance for their teams.

 

“Trust changes everything for you as a leader, for your IT team and for your relationships.”

- Stephen M.R. Covey



“If I were to choose one group to collaborate with, one conference that I could go to in a year, it would be an HMG Strategy Executive Leadership Summit. The content is rich, the insights are useful, and the connections are amazing.” 

Cynthia Stoddard, SVP & CIO, Adobe

 



  • Nancy Albinson
    Managing Director
    Deloitte & Touché LLP

    As a Deloitte & Touche LLP managing director, Nancy is Deloitte Risk & Financial Advisory and Global Risk Advisory Innovation leader. She focuses on innovation strategy, sensing of emerging trends, experimentation, and efforts to invest in and scale new or adjacent solutions. She leads a program focused on making strategic investments in emerging megatrends and technologies and engaged in efforts to transform core offerings with digital technologies. She leads talent development for Risk and Financial Advisory to help shape the workforce of the future.

  • Jason Beard
    Sr. Director, Data Strategy & Governance
    Informatica

    With over 25 years of data industry practitioner and consulting experience, Mr. Beard is a hands-on strategist, data governance leader, and change leader with experience spanning the business and technology domains.  He has led enterprise programs, transformation initiatives, and operational teams in a variety of industries, including Research and Educational Publishing, Consumer Package Goods, Banking, Investments, and Insurance.  He is currently leading the global Advisory Services practice at Informatica, LLC as Senior Director, Data Strategy & Governance, where he enjoys helping client teams plan and implement data programs to support their business goals.

  • Tracy Cashman
    Former Senior Vice President and Partner
    WinterWyman Executive Search

     Tracy is an experienced technology search consultant with broad industry exposure including Software/SaaS/High Tech, Consumer Web, Pharma/Biotech/Life Sciences, Professional Services, Media/Publishing, Healthcare, Retail/Consumer Goods, Financial Services, and Not-for-Profit in public, private and pre-IPO settings. She focuses on long-term relationship building and partnering with clients and candidates to make strong matches. She emphasizes a highly consultative approach which enables a deeper understanding of clients, hiring managers and the roles to be filled. 

    Tracy is sought out by companies and individuals as an expert on the market to provide hiring insights and career advice. She is active in PR, quoted in articles in CIO, Fortune and Information Week and featured on news programs on FOX, WBZ and NECN. 

    Tracy is committed to the overall technology ecosystem, but particularly passionate about raising the profile of women in technology and has served on and moderated panels on the subject. 

    She is proud of the positive impact her work has had on firms and individuals over the course of her career, as well as the expansive network she has built. 

    After 20+ years with WinterWyman Executive Search and WinterWyman Search, Tracy has just started a new chapter heading up internal executive search for Boston-based Rapid7, a publicly traded cyber security firm.

    She graduated from Connecticut College with a BA in English. 

  • Brook Colangelo
    VP & CIO
    Waters Corporation

     

  • Firas Daoud
    Security and Cloud Network Automation Specialist
    Infoblox

    Firas Daoud is a Security and Cloud Network Automation Specialist at Infoblox. Firas has been a trusted advisor to several Fortune 500 organizations over the past 15 years to help automate and secure their infrastructure. With experience at Cisco, Motorola, and Verizon, Firas has architected and managed cyber and network security solutions that address the ever-changing threat landscape and migration to the cloud. In his current role at Infoblox, Firas works with some of the largest organizations in the Northeast U.S. and eastern Canada to help secure their digital networks and protect their data while simplifying access and network automation.

  • David J. Elges
    Chief Information Officer
    The City of Boston

    David J Elges was appointed in 2018 by Mayor Martin J. Walsh as the City's new Chief Information Officer (CIO). In this new appointment as the cities new CIO David Elges will lead the City's efforts to enhance online service delivery, empower City employees with effective digital tools, use data to focus resources where they are most needed, and improve access to technology and broadband across all Boston neighborhoods. As the City of Boston’s new chief information officer (CIO) Elges oversees a multimillion dollar information technology (IT) portfolio, and serves as a principal advisor to the mayor with respect to the astute use of IT to exceed the expectations of the residents of the City of Boston. He serves as the day-to-day lead for coordinating and managing the various functions within the Office of the Chief Information Officer, and coordinates with and provides advice to Mayor Walsh’s executive cabinet regarding IT, information management, information assurance, and website activities management and operations.

    Prior to his selection as CIO, David Elges served as the CIO at the government of the District of Columbia as well as the executive director of information technology strategy and operations for SEI inc., wherein the role he provided executive leadership on IT policy and oversight for information governance, compliance, security, GIS and departmental policy, as well as managed a multimillion dollar IT portfolio spanning across 136 locations across the United States.

    David Elges has held several leadership roles in the information technology higher education and healthcare administration fields. He has nearly 30 years of experience in the planning, development, delivery, and monitoring of technical solutions that address the needs of his customers in support of overall mission critical objectives.

    David Elges received his master’s in information systems management, and holds a variety of technical and professional certifications, including the Information Technology Infrastructure Library, (ITIL), Certified NetWare Engineer (CNE), Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and the Control Objectives for Information and Related Technologies (COBIT) certifications.

  • Cindy Finkelman
    Former CIO
    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. 

  • Hugo Fueglein
    Managing Director, CIO/IT Practice
    Diversified Search

    Hugo Fueglein is a Managing Director in Diversified Search’s New York City office. He is a leader in the CIO & IT Management Practice in the United States and is a core member of the Global CIO Practice for Diversified Search.  Mr. Fueglein is also a leading member of the Global Technology Practice at Diversified Search. He has placed technology executives in key positions across all industries.  Hugo’s specialization is in the placement of Chief Information Officers, Chief Technology Officers, and technology executives in IT Architecture, IT Infrastructure, Application Development, and IT Operations.

    Prior to joining Diversified Search, Mr. Fueglein was an Executive Vice President with DHR International and formerly an integral member of the CIO and IT Practice at CTPartners.  He served clients across industries, recruiting talent to fill critical roles in corporate technology functions.  Hugo has completed assignments for CIOs and key leadership positions in technology for a broad scope of clients that continuously utilize technology as a strategic initiative.  Industry sectors served include technology, consumer goods, retail, energy, financial services, health care, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, and industrial.

    Hugo’s search career also includes being a Principal with both Korn/Ferry International and Morgan Samuels.  During his seven year tenure with Korn/Ferry, he was instrumental in the creation of the CIO Center of Expertise.  Earlier in his career, Hugo was an economist with Chase Econometrics and The WEFA Group (Wharton Economic Forecasting Associates).  While serving as an economist with The WEFA Group (Wharton Economic Forecasting Associates), Hugo refined his strategic process management and developed superior communication abilities in working with a diverse clientele.

    Education
    BS, Agricultural Economics, University of Connecticut

    MS, Agricultural Economics, University of Connecticut

  • Rocco Grillo
    Managing Director - Global Cyber Risk Services & Incident Response Investigation
    Alvarez & Marsal

    Cybersecurity Executive Leader with extensive experience leading teams and providing clients with cybersecurity advisory services, incident response investigations, and other technical services, as well as guidance to C-Suite and Board level clients. I serve as a trusted advisor and partner to clients, law enforcement and government agencies, law firms, and industry organizations to address cybersecurity matters including incident response & forensics investigations, as well as vulnerability and threat management matters. He is a Ponemon Institute Fellow and affiliate board advisor to industry organizations including FS-ISAC, Retail-CISC, NH-ISAC as well as other ISACS, and member of the Shared Assessments Steering Committee Board. He has also served on the CLM Cyber Liability Council, the Board of Directors of the NY ISSA, the IT Policy Compliance Group, and the (i-4) Research Committee and he has been Interviewed / quoted in CNNMoney, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The London Times, Thomson Reuters, and other industry publications.

  • Anjana Harve
    Senior Vice President & CIO
    Fresenius Medical Care North America

    Anjana is currently the CIO at Hillrom, a leading global medical technology company, where she is driving a large business transformation through digital solutions. Prior to that she held several leadership positions at Novartis as the Americas CIO for Alcon, Global Head of Commercial IT Operations and Global Head of Compliance Services & Information Management. She has more than 20 years of experience across the Life Sciences industry as well as in consulting.  Anjana has had the opportunity to take on some tough challenges and successfully drive large scale transformations throughout her career journey.  She is known for being a change catalyst with a penchant for inspiring, motivating and coaching teams to achieve uncommon results.

    Anjana strongly believes that information is a strategic asset that should be leveraged as a competitive differentiator. She has presented her ideas at various conferences and written articles about it.

    Anjana has an MBA from the Wharton School and a B.S. in Computer Science Engineering from Bangalore University, India.

  • Jamie Head
    Chief Digital & Technology Officer
    Ocean Spray

    Jamie has been a leader in Information Technology within the CPG industry for more than 18 years. Jamie has held roles within Mars, Inc. and GlaxoSmithKline Consumer. While starting his career in the U.K. Jamie has held global roles based out of the USA for more 11 years working across boundaries and bringing people together to drive change and technology for growth.

    As Ocean Spray’s Chief Digital and Technology Officer, Jamie is leading our business transformation programs, managing both our Tech division and Digital Team, ensuring the cooperative invests strategically in people and technology to to maintain and grow our business—from supply chain right through to our consumers.

  • Frederic Lancaster
    Deputy CISO
    Alexion Pharmaceuticals

    Frederic (Fred) Lancaster is the Deputy CISO for Alexion Pharmaceuticals. In this role, he is responsible for all aspects of Alexion’s security program and operations in over 30 U.S. and international locations. Fred joined Alexion after a long tenure in the Intelligence Community and as a Naval Officer. He has deployed and operated full spectrum cyber capabilities for the U.S. and NATO.

  • Martin Leach
    VP, R&D IT, Global Quality IT, Human Experience IT
    Alexion Pharmaceuticals

    Dr. Leach is Vice President of IT at Alexion Pharmaceuticals. He has a global role providing the strategy and IT solutions for Alexion's R&D, Global Quality and Human Experience (HR + Patient Experience). Until recently, Dr. Leach also lead IT for Global Operations (Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Customer Operations) groups. Prior to Alexion; he formed the Global Data Office at Biogen, lead Biogen's R&D IT group, was the first CIO at the Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard, lead Discovery & Preclinical Sciences IT at Merck & Co., was a Principal at Booz Allen Hamilton, and Vice President IT & Informatics at CuraGen Corporation. Dr. Leach is currently an advisor to the CEO of Monocl, CEO of Beasy and mentors startups and has mentees across multiple industries.

  • Beverly Lieberman
    President
    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

  • Eric Lindgren
    SVP & CIO
    Bright Horizons

  • Sean McCourt
    Founder & Managing Director
    Longford & Company

    Sean McCourt is Managing Director of Longford & Company, based in downtown Boston. Sean has 17 years of industry experience working with IT executives/CIO’s and has become a valuable asset to many CIO’s through his knowledge of the CIO job market and his connections throughout the industry.

    In early 2012, Sean started Longford & Company, a technology services firm dedicated to high quality service and delivery for IT executives. The firm’s focus is working with CIO’s to provide consultants for high impact projects, as well as conducting executive/management level searches. Since 1997, Sean’s dedication and passion for helping IT executives achieve their professional and personal goals has enabled him to build a strong reputation in the industry. Sean received a Bachelor’s in Business Administration/Finance from Roger Williams University in Rhode Island.

  • Hunter Muller
    President & CEO
    HMG Strategy

    Hunter Muller is a charismatic industry pioneer and a modern-day Renaissance Man. As a global C-suite advisor and coach for the past 30 years, Hunter’s insights and concepts have been successfully applied by Fortune 1000 organizations worldwide to accelerate executive performance, propel the career ascent of C-level executives, and to drive transformative innovation and create new waves of value.

    Hunter is the President and CEO of HMG Strategy, LLC, the largest independent, objective, transparent and collaborative executive network in the world. HMG focuses on innovation and breakthrough strategies for core, parallel and new markets while studying the most successful organizations eco-systems and platforms such as Amazon and Microsoft.

    HMG Strategy is the provider of thought leadership and networking events for CIOs, CISOs, and senior technology executives. HMG Strategy offers a unique, integrated model for enabling C-level executives and their companies to draw upon courageous leadership to reimagine, reinvent, and rebuild their business models to attain the genius-level thinking required in today’s dynamic business landscape to achieve competitive advantage in the digital frontier.

    Hunter's passion for the role of the technology executive in transforming the business is reflected in the 7 Pillars of Trust which embody HMG Strategy's unique business model.

    Complementing HMG Strategy’s world-renowned events is HMGNextVentures, a venture capital accelerator aimed at helping connect CIOs with the most innovative technology companies and entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley to Tel Aviv. HMG Strategy also partners with the world’s leading venture capital firms, including Amplify Partners, Greylock Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Sequoia Capital. HMG Strategy connects CEOs, CIOs, and other C-level executives with startup technologies backed by the leading VCs to identify opportunities for innovation and business transformation.

    Meanwhile, HMG Strategy’s award-winning Research Team advises the world’s technology companies such as Adobe, Nutanix, and Workday on branding, messaging, and Voice of the Customer strategies.

    Hunter has published five that draw from his extensive business experience: The Transformational CIO (Wiley, March 2011), On Top of the Cloud (Wiley, January 2012), Leading the Epic Revolution (Wiley, September 2013) and The Big Shift in IT Leadership (Wiley, July 2015) and The CEO of Technology (Wiley, January 2018). Hunter is now working on his sixth book: 'Enterprise 2025', which is slated to be published in January 2020. As a result, Hunter’s unique position of knowing the thoughts, challenges, and opportunities of the IT Leader, he is asked to speak at a variety of venues such as IBM’s Cloud Expo and on TheStreet.com.

    Hunter and HMG Strategy support a variety of charitable causes, including the American Cancer Society, Save the Children, and Year Up, and Hunter personally gives back his time and ideas as a member of the Executive Committee of the Fairfield/Westchester Chapter of the Society for Information Management.

    An intrepid international athlete, Hunter is an ardent yacht racer, a world-class skier, and an extreme fitness guru. Hunter is passionate about ocean and mountain adventures and spending time with his sons, Chase and Brice.

    Hunter earned a Bachelor of Science in the Babson College School of Management.

  • Wendy M. 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°)!

  • Ryan Pugatch
    Vice President, Strategic Technology
    Hachette Book Group

    Ryan Pugatch is Vice President, Strategic Technology at Hachette Book Group, a top book publisher, where he oversees digital strategy, technology platforms, analytics, and product innovation. In this role, he has successfully led digital transformation efforts that have evolved how the company operates and interacts with its customers. As part of these efforts, Ryan has overseen the launch and growth of Hachette’s global web platform that serves a network of over 150 websites and reaches millions of consumers annually.

    He was previously responsible for modernizing Shoebuy.com’s technology platform and scaling the corporate IT team at TripAdvisor during their rapid growth phase, spin-off from Expedia, and IPO. Ryan will graduate with an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management in June 2021.

  • Brian Shield
    VP, IT
    Boston Red Sox

    Brian Shield is responsible for technology for the Boston Red Sox and Fenway Sports Management.  He leads the technology team on all phases of the Red Sox strategy from creating a compelling fan experience to enabling an effective front office and baseball operations environment. Shield was named ‘Georgia CIO of the Year’ in 2005, his work in television was recognized with a Technology ‘Emmy’ Award in 2006, and his leadership and commitment to Georgia’s business-technology community was recognized in 2012 when he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Georgia CIO Leadership Association (GCLA). Prior to joining the Red Sox, Shield was CEO of Shield Consulting Group, LLC, where he assisted companies with their strategic decisions regarding technology direction, digital media and IT strategy and leadership.  Prior to starting his own company, Shield served as the EVP and CIO of The Weather Channel where for 14 years he oversaw all technology, including weather.com, mobility, weather systems, broadcast television and IT.  Prior to joining The Weather Channel, Shield served as CIO of FTD, Inc. in Chicago, where he was responsible for all IT including their global network reaching more than 125 countries. Preceding his tenure at FTD, he was CTO at the investment firm of Scudder, Stevens & Clark and formerly with Wang Laboratories. Shield completed his education at Bentley College in Waltham, MA where he majored in Computer Information Systems while minoring in Management and Accounting.  

  • Mike Towers
    Chief Security Officer
    Takeda Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.

  • Brad Whitehall
    VP of IT & CIO
    UniFirst Corporation

    Brad Whitehall is Vice President, Information Technology & CIO for UniFirst a leading supplier of uniforms, workwear and related products to businesses big and small since 1936. UniFirst provides a wide range of apparel from traditional uniforms, industrial wear, specialty and protective clothing to corporate casual and executive attire. Brad brings over 20 years of IT management experience having worked previously at Wex Inc., BJ’s Wholesale Club, The MathWorks, Information Resources Inc., Johnson Controls, and United Technologies. Brad holds a PhD from the University of Illinois in Computer Science.

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February 23, 2021 - 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET

 

1:00PM - 1:05PM 

Welcome and Introduction 

Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy

Brian Shield, VP, IT, Boston Red Sox  


1:05PM - 1:15PM 

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: The Future of Work: Where, When, and How 

Dr. David Bray, Inaugural Director, Global GeoTech Center & Commission, Atlantic Council 

We are facing unprecedented technological change. By several estimates, the next 7 years will see more change than the last 20 years combined which will have ripple-effects on organizations, societies, and nations. Unlike past revolutions, this digital revolution probably will improve organizational productivity without needing more productive humans. Yet for us humans, jobs matter immensely. If humans sense too large an imbalance, they will destabilize national marketplaces and regimes globally. This talk will consider the big picture questions associated with the Future of Work and the Future of Jobs in the context of possible job creation and destruction, possible lag effects, and whether these trends will benefit everyone or be disproportionate in their effects. In the end, each of us as positive #ChangeAgents can help ensure the world as a whole does benefit from the expected future changes ahead.


1:15PM - 1:35PM 

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Courageous Leadership and Fearless Reinvention:  Guiding the Modern Enterprise in Dynamic Times 

As a vaccine is made available to millions of people in early 2021, the future is looking brighter. But as business restrictions continue to dampen the economy, organizational leaders are looking for innovative ways to strengthen revenues and profits. In order to support the business effectively, CIOs and technology executives need to help reimagine and reinvent the business and help the CEO and line-of-business leaders identify new opportunities in core, parallel and new markets. Technology executives also must work with the executive team to identify what the future of work looks like and provide the infrastructure and tools needed to help support a new way of working. 

In this panel discussion, world-class technology executives will share their advice on the roles that CIOs and tech leaders can play in reimagining the business and the future of work. 

Moderator: Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy

David J. Elges, Chief Information Officer, City of Boston

Eric Lindgren, SVIP, & CIO, Bright Horizons  

Brad WhitehallSVP of Information Technology, CIO, UniFirst 


1:35PM - 1:45PM 

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: Addressing the Need for Speed: Rapidly Delivering the Right Insights to the C-Suite 

Jason Beard, Sr. Director, Data Strategy & Governance, Informatica

Now more than ever, CEOs and line-of-business leaders are looking for real-time insights into changing customer behaviors and market shifts in order to respond to changing business conditions quickly. In this Executive Interview with Jason Beard, St. Director, Data Strategy & Governance at Informatica, Jason will share effective ways to arm business leaders with the right insights, why data integrity and data governance is more important than ever in delivering valuable insights, along with recommendations for breaking through the organizational silos that inhibit the cross-pollination of critical data sets.


1:45PM - 2:10PM

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Accelerating Your Winning IT Strategy with World Class Technologies and Partnerships

Advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, data analytics and the Internet of Things can enable business technology leaders to identify potential use cases and make a meaningful impact on the business. Yet the likelihood for success accelerates when companies have strong partnerships with trusted technology vendors who are able to provide their experience with other clients, expertise and resources to bring these opportunities to fruition.

This panel of executives will share use cases for leveraging advanced technologies and partnership that are enabling competitive differentiation and speed to market.

Moderator: Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy 

Martin Leach, VP, R&D, IT, Global Quality IT, Human Experience IT, Alexion Pharmaceuticals 

Ryan Pugatch, VP, Strategic Technology, Hachette Book Group

Brian Shield, VP, IT, Boston Red Sox 

Brook Colangelo, VP & CIO, Waters Corporation


2:10PM - 2:20PM

HMG STRATEGY NETWORK ACCELERATOR

Enjoy a trip around the Partner Pavilion of our new virtual summit platform to learn about relevant technologies and services important to know about while you enter to win raffle prize drawings. Sponsor raffle prizes include:

  • Informatica: Apple Airpods Pro earbuds
  • Infoblox: YETI Roadie 24 Hard Cooler
  • Cohesity: Nespresso Vertuo Evoluo Coffee and Espresso Machine by De'Longhi
  • Rubrik: $100 Amazon gift card

Be sure to stop by all the sponsor booths to gain leaderboard points that will enter you to win a $150 Amazon gift card! Also connect one-on-one with partners in the HMG Marketplace, as well as with attendees and speakers in the social lounge!


2:20PM - 2:40PM

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Innovation and Leadership Style - Do Women and Men Approach it Differently?

Numerous research studies reveal that companies which leverage diverse perspectives achieve greater success with innovation and business outcomes. This includes the unique insights that both female and male technology executives offer in terms of reimagining the business and fostering a more inclusive and connected culture. In this panel discussion, global women and men technology executives will share the distinctive viewpoints they bring to business and organizational innovation along with the steps they’ve taken to get their voices heard to execute on fresh concepts for moving the enterprise forward.

Moderator: Cindy Finkelman, Former Chief Information Officer 

Anjana Harve, Senior Vice President & CIO, Fresenius Medical Care 

Jamie Head, Chief Digital & Technology Officer, Ocean Spray 

Wendy Pfeiffer, Chief Information Officer, Nutanix


2:40PM - 3:05PM

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Safeguarding the Enterprise Against Escalating Global Cyber Threats

Make no mistake – CISOs and cyber teams are at war against nation-state threat actors and other highly-trained adversaries. The recent SolarWinds cyber-attack is believed to be the most damaging hack of a Western government ever, along with still-to-be-determined impact on more than 425 companies in the Fortune 500 who receive services from SolarWinds. While the long-range impact for companies and government agencies continues to unfold, the attacks underscore how security is more important to organizations than ever. CEOs and Board members will be relying on CISOs and security leaders more than ever to help identify and respond to potential threats and to protect the enterprise and its crown jewels.

In this executive panel, CISOs and security leaders will share their recommendations for working with the CEO and the Board on looming cyber threats, including how best to communicate these risks and articulate where funding is needed most.

Moderator: Rocco Grillo, Global Cyber Risk Services, Alvarez & Marsal

Firas Daoud, Security and Cloud Network Automation Specialist, Infoblox

Fred Lancaster, Deputy Chief Information Security Officer, Alexion Pharmaceuticals 

Mike Towers, Chief  Security Officer, Takeda Pharmaceuticals Inc 


3:05PM – 3:25PM 

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Applying Diversity & Inclusion Into the Future Workforce

Research reveals that companies that draw upon diverse perspectives are most successful with their innovation efforts. As CIOs and technology executives continue to work with the executive team to drive innovation and new ways of working, tech leaders have an opportunity to serve as a model for recruiting and fostering a diverse workforce that can help shape the future business. In this executive panel discussion, search industry executives and leading practitioners will share their recommendations on fostering diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace along with work-from-home policies that can benefit both employees and executives.

Moderator: Sean McCourt, Founder & Managing Director, Longford & Company 

Tracy Cashman, Director, Talent Aquisition Partner and Executive Search, Rapid7

Hugo Fueglein, Managing Director, Diversified Search Group 

Beverly Leiberman, President, Halbrecht Lieberman Associates


3:25PM – 3:35PM 

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW:  Trust is the Foundation to Innovation – A Fireside Chat with Bestselling Author Stephen M.R. Covey and Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy

When there’s trust between technology executives and the CEO, the Board, line-of-business leaders along with team members, this acts as a strategic multiplier in maximizing human performance and the execution of teams towards achieving its strategic goals. In this exclusive interview with HMG Strategy President and CEO Hunter Muller, Stephen M.R. Covey, the bestselling author of The Speed of Trust and the global authority on trust, leadership and culture, shares how a trusting environment can accelerate innovation along with how a high-trust culture can optimize business outcomes. Stephen will also help you to discover how to find your ‘True North’ as a leader and how leaders can use this to help inspire team members to strive towards achieving the organization’s strategic goals.


3:35 - 4:00 PM

HMG STRATEGY GLOBAL LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE AWARDS


We will share our exciting new recognition program and ask for your nominations!

Past award winners include:

Rich Adduci, Founder & Principal Advisor, Esito LLC

Anjana Harve, SVP & CIO, Fresnius Medical Care

Jamie Head, Chief Digital & Technology Officer, Ocean Spray

Brian Shield, VP of IT, Boston Red Sox

Mike Towers, CISO, Takeda


4:00 - 6:00 PM ET


HMG STRATEGY NETWORK RELATIONSHIP ACCELERATOR

Join speakers, attendees and partners in the social lounge of our new summit platform to connect one-on-one with good friends and make new ones!


Presenting Partners

  • Informatica

    Digital transformation changes expectations: better service, faster delivery, with less cost. Businesses must transform to stay relevant and data holds the answers. As the world’s leader in Enterprise Cloud Data Management, we’re prepared to help you intelligently lead—in any sector, category or niche. Informatica provides you with the foresight to become more agile, realize new growth opportunities or create new inventions. With 100% focus on everything data, we offer the versatility needed to succeed. We invite you to explore all that Informatica has to offer—and unleash the power of data to drive your next intelligent disruption.

    https://www.informatica.com

Platinum Partners

  • Infoblox

    Infoblox leads the way to next-level DDI with its Secure Cloud-Managed Network Services with 8,000 customers including 350 of the Fortune 500. Infoblox brings next-level security, reliability and automation to cloud and hybrid systems, setting customers on a path to a single pane of glass for network management. Next-level security helps protect against the rising flood of cyberattacks, leveraging 14 billion threat indicators and 30 plus API security integrations. Next-level reliability provides a Tier 1 foundation with five nines availability, delivered as software-defined services. Next-level automation reduces manual tasks by 70% and annual costs by more than $1 million.

    https://www.infoblox.com

Gold Partners

  • Rubrik

    Rubrik delivers a single software platform to manage and protect data in the cloud, at the edge, and on-premises. Enterprises choose Rubrik’s Cloud Data Management software to simplify backup and recovery, accelerate cloud adoption, and enable automation at scale. As organizations of all sizes adopt cloud-first policies, they rely on Rubrik’s Polaris SaaS platform to unify data for security, governance, and compliance.

    https://www.rubrik.com/

Supporting Partners

  • Cohesity

    Cohesity eliminates mass data fragmentation with an integrated data management platform that radically simplifies the way companies protect, manage, and extract value from their data. This web-scale platform spans clouds and data centers and uniquely enables organizations to run apps on the same platform, all managed from a single GUI. Our unique approach streamlines operations, removes inefficient silos, and reduces compliance risk, allowing data to become a competitive business asset.

    https://www.cohesity.com/

Marketplace Partners

  • 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 4,500 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/
  • 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 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/
  • 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/
  • 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/
  • Horizon3.ai

    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.

  • Ivanti

    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/

Strategic Partners

  • Egon Zehnder

    Egon Zehnder was founded in 1964 with a distinctive vision and structure aimed at achieving two basic goals - to place our clients' interests first and to lead our profession in creating value for our clients through the assessment and recruitment of top-level management resources. The most fundamental expression of our client-first vision resides in our structure, which is unique to our profession. Our 390 consultants, operating from 63 wholly owned offices in 37 countries, are organized around a single-profit center partnership. This is designed to eliminate competitive barriers between our offices. It allows us to operate seamlessly when engagements call for us to mobilize across many offices in a country or a region. Large or small, local or global, our clients benefit from our structure by having access to our most relevant resources and relationships wherever they may reside. Underpinning this unique structure is our private ownership. We have chosen to operate our firm independent of any outside interests and are motivated solely by a desire to exceed our clients' expectations.

    http://www.egonzehnder.com
  • Heidrick & Struggles

    Heidrick & Struggles actively solves business problems for our clients every day. Through our Leadership Advisory framework, we help companies attract, develop and retain the world’s most talented individuals. For almost 60 years, we have focused on quality service and built strong leadership teams through our relationships with clients and individuals worldwide. Today, Heidrick & Struggles leadership experts operate from principal business centers in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.

    http://www.heidrick.com
  • Korn Ferry

    At Korn Ferry, we design, build, attract and ignite talent. Since our inception, clients have trusted us to help recruit world-class leadership. Today, we are a single source for leadership and talent consulting services to empower businesses and leaders to reach their goals. Through our vision, research and tools across 80 offices and 3,700 employees, we convert potential into greatness. Our solutions range from executive recruitment and leadership development programs, to enterprise learning, succession planning, and recruitment process outsourcing (RPO). Organizations around the world trust Korn Ferry to manage their talent – a responsibility we meet every day with passion, expertise, integrity and results.

    https://www.kornferry.com
  • Spencer Stuart

    Founded in 1956 and privately owned, Spencer Stuart is one of the world's leading executive search consulting firms. We are the advisor of choice among top companies seeking guidance and counsel on senior leadership needs. We have unrivalled access to leading executives around the world. Our clients range across industries, from the world's largest companies to medium-sized businesses and entrepreneurial start-ups. We operate out of 51 offices in 27 countries. Last year we conducted more than 4,000 assignments around the world. Our team of more than 300 consultants possesses a unique blend of professional search experience and industry expertise. Consultants are organized in practices and work in teams, often across international boundaries that maximize sector specialization and knowledge-sharing. These client service teams are supported by first-rate associates and researchers, and backed by state-of-the-art technology. We place quality at the center of everything we do and solicit candid feedback at every opportunity in order to continually improve our service to clients. We channel our knowledge and expertise into a wide range of publications for the benefit of existing and prospective clients.

    https://www.spencerstuart.com

Alliance Partners

  • Amplify Partners

    Amplify Partners, an early-stage venture capital firm committed to redefining IT infrastructure, invests in technical entrepreneurs pursuing the multi-hundred-billion dollar Infrastructure 2.0 disruption. Amplify helps talented founders build valuable businesses by investing the right amount of early-stage capital and providing active company-building assistance. Amplify offers the unique combination of deep domain expertise, early-stage focus and a network of Venture AmplifiersTM to improve outcomes for infrastructure entrepreneurs.

    http://www.amplifypartners.com
  • Glynn Capital

    Glynn Capital is focused on investments in leading private and public technology growth companies. We seek to be long-term investors in a limited number of excellent companies with world-class management teams, sustainable business models, and long-term growth potential.

    http://www.glynncapital.com/
  • Greylock Partners

    Greylock Partners backs entrepreneurs who are building disruptive, market-transforming consumer and enterprise software companies. We invest in companies that define new markets, including Airbnb, AppDynamics, Cloudera, Docker, Dropbox, Facebook (Nasdaq: FB), LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD), Medium, Nextdoor, Palo Alto Networks (NYSE: PANW) and Workday (NYSE: WDAY).

    http://www.greylock.com
  • Lightspeed Venture Partners

    Lightspeed Ventures is a global VC firm headquartered in Silicon Valley, with offices in India, Israel, and China. With over $7 billion under management, Lightspeed invests in both enterprise and consumer tech startups from early-stage to late-stage. With over 300 active startups in the portfolio, Lightspeed has invested in companies like Brocade, Informatica, Nutanix, AppDynamics, Mulesoft, zScaler, etc. Lightspeed has also created a CIO Innovation Advisory Network to connect forward-thinking IT leaders with Silicon Valley.

    http://lsvp.com
  • Sequoia Capital

    Sequoia is a venture firm with a 40+ year track record of partnering with daring entrepreneurs. Founded in 1972, we’ve been early business partners with many of technology’s biggest companies (Apple, Google, Oracle, Cisco, and more) along with many emerging leaders (WhatsApp, Palo Alto Networks, ServiceNow, FireEye, LinkedIn, Dropbox, Airbnb, etc).

    https://www.sequoiacap.com

The CIO Executive Leadership Summit is created for CIOs/IT leaders. It also has strong appeal to leaders interested in better positioning their organizations and themselves for what's ahead in business and to achieve the greatest benefits through the use of information technology.

To ensure a high quality environment and to maximize the networking experience, all attendees must be:

  • Employed C-Level executives (non-vendor) or equivalent, CIOs, Direct Reports of CIOs, or Senior Most IT Professional in an organization with $200M or greater revenue, or from not-for-profit or government organizations with comparable size

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  • Full time academicians

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