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2021 HMG Live! Detroit CIO Executive Leadership Summit

Courageous Leadership and Fearless Reinvention: Guiding 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

  • Dave Clifford
    Head of Strategic Innovation

  • Marcus Collins
    Co-Director of the Yaffe Digital Media Initiative
    Ross School of Business, University of Michigan

    Marcus Collins is an award-winning marketer and cultural translator. His deep understanding of brand strategy and consumer behavior has helped him bridge the academic-practitioner gap for blue-chip brands and startups alike. He is a recipient of Advertising Age's 40 Under 40 award and Crain's Business' 40 Under 40 award, and a recent inductee into the American Advertising Federation’s Advertising Hall of Achievement. Before serving as the Chief Consumer Connections Officer at Doner Advertising, Marcus led Social Engagement at Steve Stoute’s New York-based advertising agency, Translation. There, Marcus developed a practice to create contagious marketing programs that extended across both the online and offline worlds of “social." His strategies and creative contributions have led to the success of Budweiser’s “Made In America” music festival, the launch of Bud Light Platinum, the launch of the Brooklyn Nets (Hello Brooklyn!), and State Farm’s “Cliff Paul” campaign – among others.

    As Marcus puts it, “I’ve always been a bit of a square peg in a round hole—I grew up as a black kid in Detroit who swam competitively, loved the Monkees as much as I loved A Tribe Called Quest, and spent my summers at band camp. Among my white peers, I was the ‘blackest’ person they knew. Among my black peers, I was never quite black enough.” The result of these experiences taught him how to observe cultural codes and develop an empathic muscle. His years of training and work have since strengthened these innate abilities into an actionable practice that allows him to translate culture for brands and translate brands for culture.

    Prior to his advertising tenure, Marcus began in his career in music and tech with a startup he co-founded before working on iTunes + Nike sport music initiatives at Apple and running digital strategy for Beyoncé. 

    Beyond his practice, Marcus is also an extremely passionate educator. He is a marketing professor at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan. During his time at Ross, Marcus has won the Teaching Excellence Award for executive education and the university-bestowed Cornerstone Award. He is also a visiting faculty member at Harvard and Boston University's Questrom School of Business. Outside of the classroom, Marcus delivers keynote talks across the globe for companies and conferences such as Cannes Lions International Festival for Creativity, SXSW, Social Media Week, Adcolor, Hyper Island, TEDx, and Talks at Google. 

    Marcus holds an MBA with an emphasis on strategic brand marketing from the University of Michigan, where he also earned his undergraduate degree in Material Science Engineering, and is currently a doctoral candidate at Temple University, studying social contagion within cultures of consumption. He is a proud Detroit native, a devoted husband, and loving father to Georgia and Ivy. 

  • Stephen M. R. Covey
    Global authority on trust, leadership and culture
    The FranklinCovey Global Speed of Trust Practice

    Stephen M. R. Covey is co-founder of CoveyLink and of the FranklinCovey Global Speed of Trust Practice. A sought-after and compelling keynote speaker and advisor on trust, leadership, ethics, and high performance, he speaks to audiences around the world. He is the New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Speed of Trust, and coauthor of the #1 Amazon bestseller Smart Trust. He advocates that nothing is as fast as the speed of trust and that the ability to establish, grow, extend, and restore trust with all stakeholders is the critical leadership competency of the new global economy. Stephen passionately delivers that message and is skilled in enabling leaders and organizations to experience the dividends of high trust. Audiences and organizations alike resonate with his insightful, relevant approach to real-time issues that affect their immediate and long-term performance.

    He is the former CEO of Covey Leadership Center, which, under his stewardship, became the largest leadership development company in the world. Stephen, with Greg Link, led the strategy that propelled his father’s book, Dr. Stephen R. Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, to become one of the two most influential business books of the 20th Century, according to CEO Magazine. A Harvard MBA, he joined Covey Leadership Center as a Client Developer and later became National Sales Manager and then President and CEO. Under Stephen’s direction, the company grew rapidly and profitably, achieving Inc. 500 status. As President and CEO, he nearly doubled revenues to over $110 million while increasing profits by 12 times. During that period, both customer and employee trust reached new highs and the company expanded throughout the world into over 40 countries, which greatly increased the value of the brand and company. The company was valued at only $2.4 million when Stephen was named CEO, and, within three years, he grew shareholder value to $160 million in a merger he orchestrated with then Franklin Quest to form FranklinCovey.

    Over the years, Stephen has gained considerable respect and influence with executives and leaders of Fortune 500 companies as well as with mid- and small-sized private sector and public sector organizations he’s consulted. Clients recognize his unique perspective on real-world organizational issues based on his practical experience as a former CEO. 

    Stephen currently serves on the board/advisory board of several entities and is a Top Thought Leaders in Trust Lifetime Achievement Honoree from Trust Across America-Trust Around the World. Stephen resides with his wife and children in the shadows of the Rocky Mountains. You can follow Stephen on Twitter @StephenMRCovey.

  • Daryl Dellinger
    Regional CIO IT North America
    Continental Automotive Systems

    As the Regional Information Officer of Continental Automotive Systems, Inc., Daryl Dellinger leads the IT strategy direction and operations within the Americas region, which includes US, Canada, and Mexico. Mr. Dellinger reports directly to Andrew Martin, VP & CFO of Continental Automotive Systems, Inc., North America. Mr. Dellinger also coordinates globally to increase focus on Continental’s technology infrastructure to ensure systems & processes are aligned to meet business targets, reporting directly to Christian Eigler, Corporate CIO, Continental Automotive AG. Prior to this, Mr. Dellinger was the Business Systems Executive Manager responsible for the development, alignment, and deployment of the SAP systems integration for all Continental Automotive Systems business units in North America. Mr. Dellinger began his automotive career with ITT Automotive in 1992 where he was responsible for several positions of increasing responsibility within Logistics and IT Systems. Mr. Dellinger began his professional career with Outboard Marine Corporation in 1985 and held various positions with the company, including Industrial Engineering, Logistics, and IT. A native of North Carolina, Mr. Dellinger graduated from Western Carolina University in 1984 with a degree in Industrial Engineering. He is involved in a number of organizations within the Detroit community. He is a member of the Governing Board of Evanta and serves on the OESA CIO Board of Governors, the Society for Information Management (SIM) organization as treasurer and is a member of the AT&T Manufacturing Advisory Council. Mr. Dellinger and his wife, Debra, reside in Lake Orion, MI, and their two children reside in NC. 

  • Nora Grasselli
    Program Director
    ESMT Berlin

    Nora Grasselli studied management, with focus on organization. She completed her PhD on group dynamics at HEC in Paris and was visiting fellow at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and at RMIT Melbourne. Prior to joining ESMT Berlin in 2012, as a strategy consultant for the Boston Consulting Group, Nora was consulting to multinational corporations on organizational issues. She also worked as a lecturer for MBA and Executive programs at multiple business schools including HEC, Oxford Said, Reims School of Management and the Central European University.

    At ESMT Nora pursues her academic interest in group dynamics, leadership, and organizational psychodynamics. Her current projects include collaboration in virtual teams, challenges for leaders in transitions, and effective leadership behaviors in the virtual context.

    As graduate of the Columbia Coaching Certification Program. Nora regularly coaches executives and executive teams.

  • Eric Hall
    Senior Manager

  • Dennis Hodges
    Inteva Products LLC

    Dennis Hodges is responsible for Inteva's global information and technology requirements and leads the effort to improve business systems and processes worldwide.

    Prior to joining Inteva in 2008, Hodges was Chief Information Officer for Delphi Interiors and Closures. He also served as the Global Business Systems Director at Huntsman Corporation. Hodges began his career at Shell Oil in 1985, and held various IT and Finance positions at several companies, including international assignments for Phillips Petroleum and Chevron Phillips Chemical Company. Dennis has international experience through assignments in China and as Controller for a Chemical joint venture in South Korea.

    Hodges earned a master’s in Computer Science from Stephen F Austin State University and a MBA in Global Management from the University of Phoenix.

  • Dan Jones
    Senior Vice President of Data Intelligence
    Quicken Loans

    Dan Jones is the Senior Vice President of Data Intelligence, the enterprise data organization at Quicken Loans. His team powers enterprise Data Science & AI, Master Data Management, Business Intelligence, Data Governance, and Data Architecture, driving data driven decision making and operationalized intelligence throughout Quicken Loans and Rocket Companies.

  • Elizabeth Klee
    Urban Science

  • Sireesha Mandava

    Sireesha Mandava leads information technology (IT) and innovation initiatives that best serve GreenPath’s stakeholders and pave the path for future services that support our mission. She is passionate about innovation through technology and actively works on developing high-performing teams to support and improve GreenPath’s technology foundation.

    Sireesha is a seasoned technology professional with over two decades of experience in building and managing global information technology solutions. Prior to Greenpath, in addition to managing IT applications, she championed the innovation and strategy to create and grow a SaaS start-up in a global company.

    Sireesha holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, and a bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from BITS, India.

  • Robert Montgomery
    Vice Chancellor for Information Technologies/CIO
    Oakland Community College

    Robert (Bob) Montgomery has worked with Information Technology for 39 years- developing a broad base of experience through employment in telecommunications, manufacturing, and education. He has been with Oakland Community College for 16 years- the last seven in his current role as Vice Chancellor of IT and CIO. 

    Bob is an active member of the Merit IT Executive Forum, Merit Advisory Committee, Society for Information Management, and the Grosse Pointe Foundation for Public Education board.

  • Hunter Muller
    Founder & 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 Founder 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.

  • Nicholas Parrotta
    Chief Digital & Information Officer
    Harman International

    Nick Parrotta is Chief Digital and Information Officer at HARMAN, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

    HARMAN combines passion and purpose to design and deliver smart products, systems, software, and services that connect people wherever they are. We lead with integrity, innovate with intention, and drive operational excellence to inspire breakthrough performances that generate customer value.

    As CDIO, Nick is responsible for building diverse digital talent, driving strategic vision, speed of innovation, operational excellence, benefits realization and cyber protection across HARMAN. Nick reports to the Chief Executive Officer, Michael Mauser and is a member of the Senior Leadership Committee.   

    HARMAN’s digital organization is focused on delivering innovative solutions for employees and customers that are simpler, smarter, scalable and secure. The organization is reinventing connected experiences through the use of cloud, analytics, automation, artificial intelligence and ensuring digital trust.

    Nick is a recognized digital thought leader who co-champions HARMAN’s Experience Per Mile Tech Advisory Board and serves on the Cisco Global Customer Advisory Board.

    Nick joined HARMAN in 2017 with over 20 years of digital leadership experience, including with General Electric Company, Kaiser Permanente, IBM, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

    Nick earned his MBA from Southern Methodist University in Dallas and holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from St. John Fisher College in Rochester, N.Y.

  • Bob Pearson
    The Bliss Group

    One of the pioneers of social media marketing, Bob Pearson is globally recognized as a marketing visionary who is focused on identifying and building new digital media and technology models centered on data science. 

    Bob is Chair of The Next Practices Group (NPG), LLC, a collective of eight founder-driven consulting firms that work together to advance innovation and develop the “next practice” in their respective fields to create an advantage for their clients.  This distributed network of firms and talented people has five pillars – analytics/data science, digital media, technology/software services, security and social purpose.  Within the firm, it’s R&D center is referred to as “X Labs”, which creates new models that create advantage for clients. 

    Within NPG, Bob serves as CEO of The Bliss Group, a leading communications firm and Chair of Next Security Group, a firm focused on cybersecurity, physical security and digital protection. 

    He has played a key role in building two media firms that are ranked in the top 50 worldwide (GCI Health and W20 Group), he led the creation of the Fortune 500’s first global social media function at Dell and he has served as a global leader in communications at Rhone-Poulenc Rorer (now Sanofi) and Novartis, as well as Dell.

    He has written four books based on his experience in the public and private sectors.  Two relate to digital media innovation (PreCommerce and Storytizing), one focuses on how to build powerful narratives (Crafting Persuasion) and the fourth reflects on how to combat bad actors (Countering Hate).  Bob is starting his next business book that is tentatively titled “What’s Next”.   

    Since teaching is often the best way to learn what’s next and reinforce what works today, Bob designs and teaches new classes as an adjunct professor at The University of Texas McCombs School (new digital media models, persuasive selling), he is a Visiting Scholar at The University of Southern California (analytics models, digital media) and a guest lecturer for the U.S. Government with a focus on digital media and how to counter disinformation and extremism.

    He is an investor and advisor for media software companies that are reinventing how we advertise, how we reach our audience and how we unlock content.  Advisory board roles include Iternal Technologies, AIMeCAST, REACH and Airtory. Social Purpose is also a big part of Bob’s life.  He recently helped create a new company, Games for Good, that modifies games to introduce narratives important to society.    

    Bob resides in Austin, Texas with his wife, Donna.  

  • Richard Peters
    CISO, Operational Technology NA

    Mr. Peters is the CISO for Operational Technology, North America for Fortinet Inc. delivering cybersecurity defense solutions and insights for the OT/ICS/SCADA critical infrastructure environments. He is charged with overseeing growth of Fortinet’s penetration into the largest global OT marketspace.  That charge entails identifying and partnering to gain traction on existing OT business campaigns as well as targeting emerging customer opportunities. 

    Immediately prior, he served as the Director Operational Technology Global Enablement for Fortinet.  In this capacity, Mr. Peters enabled OT business growth by partnering with Fortinet OT Security, Sales and Marketing counterparts.  The success realized in EMEA and APAC over two years keyed recognition and a strategic transition to focus on North America as the largest target marketspace in 2020.     

    Prior to joining Fortinet, he served the U.S. Intelligence Community for more than 37 years imparting cybersecurity and global partnering experience across foreign, domestic, and commercial industry sectors at the National Security Agency (NSA). He led development of cyber capability against Endpoint, Infrastructure, and Industrial Control System technologies at the agency. 

    Before that role, he partnered as an executive leader supporting the Information Assurance Directorate at the NSA.  Mr. Peters also served in a broad range of leadership and Engineering roles including Chief of Staff for the NSA Cyber Task Force and a 5-year forward liaison charged with directing integration of cyber and cryptologic solutions for U.S. Air Force Europe, Ramstein AFB, Germany.

    Mr. Peters is a repeatedly published OT Security thought leader and a frequent speaker at global industry events.  He holds a BS in Electronics Engineering and an MS in Engineering Management from the Johns Hopkins University.  

  • Sanjay Rishi
    Americas CEO, Corporate Solutions

    Sanjay leads the Americas team dedicated to helping clients create, shape and manage the future of work by enhancing the performance of their workplaces, real estate portfolios and people.  

    As part of a thriving global business supporting enterprise clients, his team across the U.S., Canada and Latin America innovates and delivers a full suite of products and services that blend human, digital and experiential elements to build, manage and improve spaces that transform how people work every day.  Together with the team, Sanjay helps corporates and public institutions create and maintain safer, more sustainable and more inspiring environments that drive innovation, and ultimately advance their purpose and enable transformation. They do this by building diverse teams and an inclusive culture that emphasizes JLL’s values of teamwork, ethics and excellence. 

    Sanjay is also a member of JLL’s Americas Executive Committee, which sets the direction and strategy for JLL in the region. 

  • Rajani Sinha
    Head of End User Services and Executive Support, North America

    Rajani brings to her position a well-established background in information technology for over 20 years. She is currently Head of End User Services and Executive Support, North America. Prior to this engagement, she worked in Stellantis' Quality, Supply Chain, Manufacturing and Product Development departments collaborating across the company on implementing strategic technology solutions.

    Rajani is a past winner of the Pioneer Award at the Women of Color Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) Conference and is also the recipient of several Chrysler Spotlight Recognition Awards. She is an innovative leader who has led centers of competence and collaborates with industry leaders and vendor technology consortiums to drive strategic business value for Stellantis.

    Rajani proudly extends her leadership acuity to her community and is the Vice President of Michigan Council of Women in Technology (MCWT). This organization aims to inspire and nurture young girls and women to take up STEM careers. She is an active member of the Stellantis Women’s Alliance Forum and currently also sits on their Board. She has served in the past as a U.S. Liaison for the North South Foundation Scholarship committee helping under-privileged children in India with aspirations of earning engineering or medical degrees. 

    Rajani holds a degree in Electronics Engineering from India and an MBA from Michigan State University.

    She lives with her husband in Michigan. They together have two sons. She enjoys sports, music and reading along with traveling with her family.

  • Srikrupa (Krupa) Srivatsan
    Director, Cybersecurity Product Marketing

  • Jason Torrez
    Sr. Director, Software Engineering & Site Leader, GE Detroit Technology Center
    GE Aviation

    Jason Torrez is the site leader for General Electric’s Detroit Hub.  The GE Detroit Hub is a multi-business technology center focused on delivering outcomes in GE Aviation, Capital, Corporate, Digital, Healthcare, and Power.  As site leader, Jason partners with leaders across these businesses to create an environment in which business objectives are realized while providing space for employees to thrive, personally and professionally.

    Prior to this role, Jason built and led a software development capability in Detroit for GE Digital.  These teams developed software solutions to accelerate industrial new technology introductions, improve on time delivery and reduce cycle time for Aviation engine delivery, and drive cost out of manufacturing processes.

    In 2018, Jason served on an advisory council to the Exascale Computing Project (ECP) and spoke on a software engineering panel at the ECP annual summit.  The purpose of ECP is to accelerate the delivery of a capable exascale computing ecosystem for breakthroughs in scientific discovery, energy assurance, economic competitiveness, and national security.

    Jason loves above all to spend time with his wife and twin daughters, and also enjoys fishing, tinkering, and playing guitar.

  • Doug Wiescinski
    Retired Partner, Plante Moran
    Program Director, BDMP Technologies

    Mr. Douglas R. Wiescinski, a Retired Partner in Plante & Moran and the Information Technology Consulting practice, has more than thirty five years experience in information technology. Mr. Wiescinski's background includes systems design and development, technology planning, technology selection and contract negotiations. He serves a diversity of clientele in providing strategic technical assistance in initiatives such as business process redesign, outsourcing analysis, client/server migration, network planning and integration. He has assisted several clients in the assessment and tactical planning for emerging technologies and the formation of the most appropriate governance structure. Mr. Wiescinski is a Board member of the Michigan Municipal Services Authority (MMSA), the Society For Information Management (SIM) and a former Board member of Automation Alley. Prior to joining Plante & Moran, Mr. Wiescinski was in charge of the business systems consulting services for Ernst & Whinney (now Ernst & Young) in western Michigan. Mr. Wiescinski holds a B.S. degree in Management Information Systems from Ferris State University. In addition, he is a Certified Systems Professional (CSP).

  • Chuck Williams
    SVP IT
    Penske Corporation


March 16, 2021 - 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET


1:00 PM - 1:10 PM 

Welcome and Introduction 

Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy and Chuck Williams, President, SIM Detroit and SVP IT, Penske Corporation

1:10 PM - 1:20 PM 

EXECUTIVE 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.

1:20 PM - 1:40 PM 

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Exploiting the `Internet of Behavior' to Maximize the Customer Connection

Marcus Collins, Co-Director of the Yaffe Digital Media Initiative, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan

Elizabeth Klee, CIO, Urban Science

Bob Pearson, CEO, The Bliss Group

Moderator: Robert MontgomeryVice Chancellor for Information Technologies/CIO, Oakland Community College

As companies mature their digital strategies, there will be increased opportunities for companies to use customer data from smartphones and other mobile devices to better understand where customers are located, what their Interests are and when and where they are most likely to purchase. But it's not just about using these insights to advertise and sell to customers - healthcare providers can use data generated by a health app on a patient's smartphone to track their blood sugar levels, heart rate and other vital information. In this panel discussion, top technology executives will explore key opportunities for leveraging the 'Internet of Behavior' to strengthen Interactions and business outcomes with customers, along with considerations for the ethical use of customer data.

1:40 PM - 1:50 PM 

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: Enabling Business Transformation by Using a Modern Secure Network

Srikrupa (Krupa) Srivatsan, Director, Cybersecurity Product Marketing, Infoblox

Regardless of what industry they are in, every company must be innovative and modernize how it operates in order to survive and excel in these highly disruptive times. A core component of innovation is digital transformation – bringing together people, applications and data so that anyone can interact with anyone from anywhere securely. In order to achieve such business transformations, companies need secure networks where they can feel confident about connecting from anywhere, when they need to and sharing creative ideas with one another to constantly move the business forward. 
In this executive interview, Krupa Srivatsan of Infoblox will share how networking and security can be unified to deliver business continuity, and better user experience while enabling secure innovation to occur across the enterprise.

1:50 PM - 2:10 PM

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Leveraging the Convergence of Cognitive Technologies for Value

Daryl DellingerRegional CIO IT North America, Continental Automotive Systems

Dan Jones, Senior Vice President of Data Intelligence, Quicken Loans

Sireesha MandavaCIO, GreenPath

Moderator: Doug Wiescinski, Retired Partner, Plante Moran & Program Director, BDMP Technologies

As we move forward into 2021, technology executives in the HMG community are sharing that one of their priorities is to identify the most effective use cases for artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotic process automation (RPA), computer visions and other forms of automation that can make a meaningful impact in their organizations. The true promise is in the convergence of these technologies which can help make them far more deployable and generate event greater value. For instance, consider the benefits of utilizing a chatbot with RPA and an AI or machine learning back-end. In this executive panel discussion, top technology executives and industry experts will share their insights on opportunities for tapping the convergence of cognitive technologies, including the value these synergies can deliver to companies across a range of industries.
2:10 PM - 2:20 PM

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:

  • Infoblox: $100 Amazon Gift Card
  • Fortinet: Skullcandy Push True Wireless Earbuds


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!
2:20 PM - 2:40 PM

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Protecting Our Roads - and Enterprises - from Cyber Mayhem

Dave Clifford, Head of Strategic Innovation, Cavnue 

Eric Hall, Senior Manager, Stellantis 

Richard Peters, CISO, Operational Technology NA, Fortinet

Moderator: Dennis HodgesCIO, Inteva Products LLC

One of the top concerns regarding the safety of autonomous vehicles is that security controls are currently lacking, thus creating opportunities for cyber criminals to gain control of sensors and cause safety issues on roadways.  The lack of security controls with Internet of Things (IoT) devices extends beyond self-driving cars into other areas that concern security and technology leaders, including plant-floor activities, operations for utility companies, and other industry-specific applications. In this panel discussion, technology executives will explore the current security shortcomings of IoT and Industrial IoT sensors along with recommended approaches for mitigating risk.

2:40 PM - 2:50 PM

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: Accelerating Connected Experiences at Home and On The Go

Nicholas ParrottaChief Digital & Information Officer, Harman International

Harman has passion and a purpose to deliver connected experiences that make life easier, productive and entertaining.  Join HMG Strategy President and CEO Hunter Muller, and  Chief Digital & Information Officer at HARMAN, Nicholas Parrotta for a fireside chat where Nick shares how the Harman Digital organization is keeping the company culture connected, navigating the supply chain volatility related to semiconductors, driving new mobile as a service business models and revenue streams focused on consumer experiences (www.experiencespermile.org) and how championing diversity, equity, and inclusion is cultivating a high performing, cohesive and impactful team.

2:50 PM – 3:10 PM 

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Strengthening Collaboration in the Future Workplace

Nora GrasselliProgram Director, ESMT Berlin

Sanjay Rishi, Americas CEO, Corporate Solutions, JLL

Rajani SinhaHead of End User Services and Executive Support, North America, Stellantis

Moderator: Jason TorrezSr. Director, Software Engineering & Site Leader, GE Detroit Technology Center, GE Aviation

As organizational executives look ahead to what the future of work will look like, they also much ensure that they're providing employees with the right tools to collaborate effectively regardless of where team members are located. In this panel session, top-tier business technology executives will share their recommendations for crafting a next-generation workplace that embraces collaboration across geographies while also evaluating opportunities for hoteling and other emerging workplace options.

3:10 PM - 3:30 PM


Mamatha Chamarthi, Chief Digital and Information Officer, Stellantis

Jef FiskPresident, Brolly, Inc.

Richard Hook, EVP & CIO, Penske Automotive Group, Inc.

Doug Wiescinski, Retired Partner, Plante Moran & Program Director, BDMP Technologies

Steve YorkCIO, 1-800 Hansons, LLC


Past award winners include:

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

Mamatha Chamarthi, CIO, Fiat Chrysler

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM 


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

  • 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.


Platinum Partners

  • Fortinet

    Fortinet provides top-rated network and content security, as well as secure access products that share intelligence and work together to form a cooperative fabric. Our unique security fabric combines Security Processors, an intuitive operating system, and applied threat intelligence to give you proven security, exceptional performance, and better visibility and control--while providing easier administration. Our flagship enterprise firewall platform, FortiGate, is available in a wide range of sizes and form factors to fit any environment and provides a broad array of next-generation security and networking functions. Complementary products can be deployed with a FortiGate to enable a simplified, end-to-end security infrastructure.


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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • Globant

    We are a digitally native company that helps organizations reinvent themselves to create a way forward and unleash their potential. We are the place where innovation, design and engineering meet scale. • We have more than 20,000 employees and we are present in 18 countries working for companies like Google, Rockwell Automation, Electronic Arts and Santander, among others. • We were named a Worldwide Leader in CX Improvement Services by IDC MarketScape report. • We were also featured as a business case study at Harvard, MIT, and Stanford. • We are a member of the Cybersecurity Tech Accord.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • RingCentral

    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.

  • SafeGuard Cyber

    SafeGuard Cyber protects the human connections businesses need to thrive in a digital world. Our award-winning platform utilizes a unique mix of direct API integration, Natural Language Understanding, advanced policy engines, and deep relationships with cloud-based digital platforms to give you unmatched, real-time monitoring and mitigation on over 50 cloud communication channels. With SafeGuard installed your team can use whatever tools they wish to do what they do best: create value and drive growth.


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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


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.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • Menlo Ventures

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

  • 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).


Association Partners

  • NPower

    NPower is a high-performing leader in providing pathways to successful tech careers for young adults from underserved communities and veterans across the US and Canada. NPower’s award winning training programs use curriculum informed by senior industry leaders and labor market trends. On average, NPower graduates 80% of enrolled students, places 100% of graduates in paid internships and has over an 80% rate of success for employment or continued education within 6 months of graduation. We address many of the primary barriers that our veteran community confront. Beyond free technical classes, our career training programs provide in-demand certifications within weeks, paid internships, professional networking and mentorship with business leaders, soft skills coaching, connection to social services, job placement assistance, transit assistance and an opportunity for graduates to give back to the program via our professional volunteer network. We provide ongoing career coaching, advanced certifications, and leadership development for our alumni, ensuring that we are developing true pathways for long-term success for our students.

  • SIM Detroit

    SIM Detroit has approximately 175 active members from 125 organizations. Members' companies are generally located in the greater Detroit area, but some members come from as far as the southwest side of the state and the Toledo, OH, area. The Chapter strives to strengthen professional communications among members who direct the application of information technology in private and public organizations. Chapter activities include: - Meeting to share innovative ideas and real world experiences which address enterprise information needs. We have excellent speakers both from our membership, and bring in industry executives and subject matter experts from many sources. - Providing presentations by leading national information-management professionals and executives who benefit from management-information systems. - Challenging our comfort levels by exchanging ideas with peers and business counterparts. - Tours of member facilities to observe, first hand, excellent uses of Technology in the metro Detroit area - Being a resource for each other, and personal networking.


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

- OR - 

  • Full time academicians

If you meet the criteria above, there is no fee to attend.

All registration requests will be reviewed and approved based upon above stated criteria.

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HMG Strategy Executive Leadership Summits deliver world class thought leadership where attendees receive unique insights into best practices and hear success stories involving leadership, management, technology and career development.

Key Areas of Focus Include:

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  • Reimagining the Business and the Future of Work
  • Winning the War on Talent
  • Creating a Workplace of Diversity and Inclusion to Foster Innovation
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