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2021 HMG Live! U.K. CIO Executive Leadership Summit (15:00 - 17:30 GMT) - DIGITAL


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

As the global health crisis continues, CIOs and technology executives are facing some tough challenges. These include identifying fresh ways to keep employees engaged and motivated in the prolonged remote work environment, supplying the CEO and the executive team with new ways to grow the business and execute on new business models while fostering a culture of connectedness in an isolated setting.

In this Digital Summit, world-class technology executives will share their advice on leading courageously to enable innovation and reshape the business while providing authentic and compassionate leadership that can offer the team confidence, hope and inspiration for a brighter future.

The 2021 HMG Live! U.K. CIO Executive Leadership Summit is held in partnership with the UK IT Leaders Association. 

UK Innovative Tech Leaders is a community of Senior IT Leaders from across the UK created and governed by IT Leaders for peers only and is not open to vendors, service providers or sales people. There are also three regional groups, Northern, Midlands and Southern IT Leaders.  Learn more here: https://www.ukitl.co.uk/

  • Donya Amer
    Bosch Climate Solutions

    Donya Amer’s career began as a banking apprentice in Cologne, Germany. She then moved on to study at the University of Cologne and the University of California, Berkley. After earning a degree in business administration with a focus on finance and human resources, she joined IBM in Frankfurt. In her 17 years with the company, she held customer-facing and consulting-related positions centered on various areas of digital transformation. She joined Bosch in 2017. As part of the Bosch IT management team, she was responsible for the internal business interface for around three years before taking over as CEO of the startup Bosch Climate Solutions GmbH in 2020. A passionate recreational diver, she often comes across plastic debris in the water. That’s another reason why the environment and plastic consumption are also personal concerns for Donya Amer.

  • Danny Attias
    Chief Digital & Information Officer
    Anthony Nolan

    Listed in the top position of the 2020 UK CIO 100, Danny is an established digital and data transformation executive with experience spanning retail, agency and non-profit. He currently holds the role of Chief Digital & Information Officer at Anthony Nolan, the UK’s leading provider stem cells for life saving transplantation. 

    An experienced public speaker, digital advisor and trustee, Danny thrives on delivering business outcomes through the application of digital and data solutions, education and cultural change with a keen interest in enhancing social mobility and welcoming more diversity into technology functions. 

  • Frank Bignone
    Global Director of Digital Transformation (DX) Division
    FPT Software

    Before joining FPT Software, Frank Bignone was Airbus’s Vice President and Head of Digital Transformation for the Asia Pacific Region and China. Specialized mainly in aviation, aerospace, and service industries, Bignone has held various managerial positions at Airbus Defense and Space, Spot Image, Astrium Geo-Information Services, EADS Astrium, and ISTAR.

    As Airbus Head of Digital Transformation of Airbus Asia-Pacific, Bignone led its regional digital transformation team to develop strategic digital initiatives and optimize Airbus services to meet broad array of deliverables and customer satisfaction along with implementing Airbus’s digital platform strategy Skywise. In 2021, he was appointed Global Director of Digital Transformation (DX) Division of FPT Software, with the mission to transform the company into a world-class IT services and Digital Transformation provider.

    Bignone obtained his master’s degree in Computer Vision & Artificial Intelligence from University of Sophia.

  • Avril Chester
    Chief Technology Officer
    Founder & CEO, Cancer Central
    Royal Institute of British Architects

    Avril is an award-winning technology entrepreneur, executive, speaker, author and cancer thriver. Featured in Computer Weekly's most influential women in UK IT 2020 long list, Avril won Entrepreneur of the Year at the 2019 Women in IT Awards, is the Chief Technology Officer at Royal Institute of British Architects, one of the 3 Digital Amigos (podcast series), author of 'Be with me, it’s c' and ‘Taking That Leap of Faith’. She loves good food, big dreams and a giggle.

    Avril is also Founder & CEO of Cancer Central - the first award winning HealthTech cancer platform using AI to guide people affected by cancer to find the support and information they need. It is a young social enterprise with a big vision and mission, created from over 55,000 donated hours to date.

  • Joanna Drake
    The Hut Group

  • Graeme Hackland
    Williams F1 Team

    Graeme Hackland is the Williams Group Chief Information Officer, joining one of the World’s leading Formula 1 Teams in January 2014. Graeme has over 22 years’ experience in Formula 1. Graeme serves on the company's Executive Committee and leads the IT Risk Committee. Williams brought Graeme on board to drive the digital and information technology transformation programme.

    An acknowledgement of the work of the men and women of Williams and our dedicated sponsors and technical partners has Graeme in the Hottopics.hl Global Top 100 CIOs in 2017 as well as Computing UK Top 100 CIOs in 2016, 2017 and 2018 and the CIO 100 in 2017 and 2018

    Graeme is a Fellow of BCS, a member of the IEEE and IEEE Computer Society and holds a National Diploma in Electronic Engineering (LC) from Natal Technikon, South Africa. Outside of work Graeme is a husband, father, and an ultra-marathon runner.

  • Tony Healy
    Group Chief Technology & Innovation Officer
    Ticketer & Fara AS

    Tony is a key influencer and global transformational leader with over 23 years’ experience in delivering business solutions in PLC, Ltd, Inc, PE-backed and family-run organisations across the EMEA, US and APAC.

    With his wealth of experience in collaborating with key stakeholders (including significant customers, suppliers and users) Tony champions and advocates cost-effective and innovative IT systems that deliver operational efficiencies, ensuring strategic goals are aligned and achieved.

    In September 2018, Tony joined Mobica who is a world-leading multi-award-winning software services company offering bespoke development, QA and consultancy to some of the biggest companies in the world.  Tony’s role is to influence and guide the Board to transform the Mobica technical operations and create a technical strategy and roadmap to deliver the business vision and enable the organisation to become more agile.

  • Clare Hickie
    Regional CIO, EMEA & APJ
    Workday, Inc.

    Clare joined Workday in June 2018 and is not only a passionate leader, but also inspires Workday Customers to achieve full advantage from the rich platform and prospects to select Workday as their partner for change.   Clare brings first-hand experience of selecting and leading the deployment of Workday globally, setting up and running the ongoing operation for Workday all of which gained during her previous role as Global Head of ITHR at GlaxoSmithKline. Prior to GSK she worked for blue chip, General Electric where she led many .com initiatives at the turn of the millennium.

    Clare holds a BSc (Hons) in Business Studies and Computer Studies from Brunel University. 

  • Vicky Higgin
    Chief Digital & Information Officer and Executive Director

    Vicky Higgin is the CIO for Highways England, the government owned company charged with operating, maintaining and improving England’s motorways and major A roads.  Formerly the Highways Agency, they became a government company in April 2015.

    As well as all of the business IT and data, she is also responsible for the roadside operational technology and the technology in their 365/24/7 controls rooms that supports the operation of the strategic road network (SRN) and the delivery of digital capabilities.

    Vicky is used to working for purpose driven and ‘mission critical’ organisations, given her previous role in National Grid, a multinational energy and utilities company where she held the position of VP IT Transformation and CIO.  As well as technology, she is also has experience of customer service, process excellence and transformational change and is passionate about encouraging young people in to STEM subjects and building diversity in IT.

  • Jayne Hill
    Engineering Officer
    Mental Health First-Aider
    Blue Prism

    Passionate about well-being, communication and collaboration. Growing up in a family where mental ill health was always an issue but never discussed, I understand first-hand the perceived stigma around mental ill health. Mental health issues are often difficult to see with our eyes and 1 in 4 people will suffer mental ill health at some point in their life. As a colleague, friend and/or Line Manager we are ideally positioned to make the biggest difference to mental health in the workplace, but few of us know what to say or do when a friend, colleague or team member discloses a mental health issue. But we can see the signs, provide opportunities to talk and offer a listening ear. By being open and honest about my personal experiences, I have been able to support many friends and colleagues and offer guidance on how best they can support others.

  • Rupa Malizia
    Global Head of Wealth and Personal Banking Technology Transformation and Delivery

    Rupy Malizia is the Global Head of Wealth and Personal Banking Technology Transformation and Delivery at HSBC. She has a wealth of executive level experience in powering and executing organisational agility within complex organisations including HSBC and Lloyds Banking Group. Rupy is passionate about driving positive cultural change, and creating the environment of collaboration, transparency and empowerment necessary for organisations to thrive in times of disruption.

  • 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.

  • Tim Oldman
    Founder and CEO

    Tim is the Founder and CEO of Leesman – the world’s foremost authority on employee workplace experience. 

    He started his career in 1991 as a designer in the gritty world of transport design but by 2003 had developed a greater interest in the business strategy of workplace.

    In 2009 while working as an independent advisor supporting several leading global organizations on the alignment of their workplace strategies, he spotted an opportunity to develop a new and technique that would properly test the ability of an organization’s places to support its employees. 10 years plus later, the Leesman Index is used by industry thought leaders around the world to measure, benchmark and improve the experience of their employees.

    In March 2020 Leesman launched new tools that would also evaluate the experience of employees working from home and today sits on the largest employee home working experience benchmark dataset of its kind, positioning Leesman at the epicenter of the future of work debate.

  • Dave Roberts
    Global IT Director

    Dave Roberts joined Radius Payment Solutions as Chief Information Officer in 2014. As CIO, Dave is responsible for the in-house IT Development and Support teams at the Group’s headquarters in Crewe and the Manchester based Technology Centre. Under Dave’s leadership, Radius Payment Solutions is excelling on delivering advanced industry-leading technology that differentiates the organisation in the fuel card and telematics markets.

    Dave has been working in the IT Industry since 1997, with previous director experience across global IT teams. He is committed to delivering transformational IT services and driving forward programmes of change. Dave participates in a number of IT Advisory Boards, providing recommendations to groups within Education, Industry and Government. He was appointed as a Fellow of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT in 2015. Dave has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Information Systems and a Master of Business Administration degree.

  • Atul Sahai
    SVP, Strategy and Operations

    Atul Sahai is Ally.io’s SVP of Strategy & Operations. His focus is on building a sustainable, predictable, and scalable business through strategic initiatives, cross-departmental processes, and resourcing against the GTM strategy.

    He brings close to 20 years of diverse experience in strategy & operations, product management, product marketing, and software development from Smartsheet, Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, and Altair.

    Atul is passionate about building high impact teams in hyper growth companies. Atul holds an MBA from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

  • Natalie Whittlesey
    Director, Investigo Executive and Head, CIO Practice

    Previously, Natalie joined Korn Ferry in 2020 and gained significant experience hiring transformative leaders into a range of clients, large and small.  These ranged from; several leadership posts for a Fortune 500 transport and logistics company, multiple regional CIO posts for two global FTSE listed engineering businesses, CTO of an acquisitive educational company, and many more.

    Along with delivery, Natalie set up a small Research team to provide clients with the best possible service, and also oversaw ‘search excellence’ across the UK.

    Natalie has helped clients to improve their diversity and inclusion strategies by hosting knowledge sharing events for business influencers and roundtables for female technology leaders.   

    Natalie is a functional technology leadership specialist and has focused on hiring great technology talent since 2004 when she worked for a major recruitment brand in New Zealand. 

    She returned to the UK to join a technology recruitment and professional services firm in 2006, rising to become a Director and ‘Head of CIO Practice’ before joining Korn Ferry in January 2020.

    She is sector agnostic and has recruited across the UK and also parts of Europe.

    Natalie has presented at many technology-centric events across the UK and Europe (and contributed to various articles) sharing insights about broader technology and talent trends, and also strategies to increase diversity within technology teams.

    Natalie holds a BA Joint Hons Degree in Business Management and Media from Manchester University.  She is also qualified in the use of the Hogan assessment tool.


June 16, 2021 - 15:00 GMT - 17:30 GMT


10:00 AM ET / 15:00 GMT


Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy and Graham Spivey, CCO, UKIT Leaders

10:10 AM ET /15:10 GMT

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW:  Clare Hickie, Regional CIO EMEA & APJ, Workday

Interviewed by Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy

Explore business agility and get to know Workday in this short interview with Clare Hickie.

10:15 AM ET / 15:15 GMT

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Creating Agility - A Platform for Change

In order to succeed in today’s ever-changing business environment, companies need agility and speed. They can’t be bound by rigid legacy infrastructures or bureaucratic and slow decision-making. Successful companies in the digital era are nimble – their executive teams can better anticipate and act quickly to customer demands, market shifts and competitive threats. CIO's and technology leaders are being called upon to ensure resilience and unlock potential across the enterprise through an agile IT organization and adaptable architecture.

In this executive panel discussion, world-class CIOs and technology executives share the steps they’ve taken to enable organizational agility and help line-of-business leaders respond to the changing business landscape quickly and effectively. 

Moderator:  Clare Hickie, Regional CIO EMEA & APJ, Workday

Donya-Florence Amer, CEO, Bosch Climate Solutions

Joanna Drake, CIO, The Hut Group

Rupy Malizia, Global Head of Wealth and Personal Banking Technology Transformation and Delivery, HSBC

Atul Sahai, SVP of Strategy and Operations, Ally.io

10:45 AM ET / 15:45 GMT

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: Succeeding Your Digital Transformation: From A Caterpillar to a Butterfly

Frank Bignone, Global Director of Digital Transformation (DX) Division, FPT Corporation

Interviewed by Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy

Digital Transformation is nowadays on the agenda of most CEO and CIO as more than 80% of companies are looking on how to migrate to cloud and take benefits of all information lying in their current IT systems. In addition, since Covid-19 crisis started, top 10% of companies that succeeded in their digital transformation in 2020 saw a 2-to-3-fold increase of their revenues compared to their peers. However, digital transformation is not only about technology. It is a difficult alchemy of business challenges to solve, people and enablers, and digital technologies; all that put in perspective and implemented through proven methodologies like FPT Digital Kaizen. It is important to note that most of engaged digital transformation are either not succeeding or stuck into some roadblocks. It has nothing to do with a lack of strategy as most companies have now sound strategy for their digital transformation. Most of the time, it is either due to some difficulties on how to scale up digital initiatives and / or stopping such transformation before it is completely delivering to the business. As a typical example, one may think that after having equip that factory with the latest IoT technology, that factory is now fully transformed and that the goal has been achieved. This is a good start, but that digital factory will certainly bring very quickly new data to the management; but it will make that company a faster caterpillar and not a butterfly yet. The last step of the transformation will be on how to exploit all those data, and not only for nice dashboards, but to generate actionable insights that can be used to take quick decisions and adapt quickly that factory based on customer demands, supply chain disruptions and external unexpected events. Succeeding into that last step and scale-up is at the core of transforming your organization in an agile butterfly taking benefits of all the information available and able to reap the benefits of all those digital initiatives that your companies have implemented.

10:55 PM ET / 15:55 GMT

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Carbon Neutral and Planet Positive: Unlocking Value from Environmental Social Governance (ESG) and Green IT

Not only are businesses becoming more deeply involved in environmental and social causes, but they also recognize the opportunities to attract new employees who are passionate about these objectives. Technology leaders play a vital role in these efforts, including opportunities to invest in carbon neutral cloud infrastructures, building `green’ data centers, along with fostering diversity, equity and inclusion programs that extend from the workplace into the communities where their companies are present.

In this thoughtful panel discussion, top-tier technology and industry leaders will share various ways that CIOs and technology executives can contribute to environmental and social causes for their organizations and their communities – and make an impact by doing so.

Moderator: Dave Roberts, Global IT Director, Stantec

Avril Chester, Chief Technology Officer, Royal Institute of British Architects

Graeme Hackland, CIO, Williams F1 Team

Diana Kennedy, CTO, BUPA

11:25 AM ET / 16:25 GMT

HMG Global Leadership Institute Awards Presented to:


Rodrigo Castillo, Chief Information Officer - Retail Bank for Latin America, HSBC

Tony Healy, Group Chief Technology & Innovation Officer, Ticketer & Fara AS

Dave Roberts, Global IT Director, Stantec

Bates Turpen, Chief Information Officer, Travelport

Marykay Wells, Chief Information Officer, Pearson


11:45 AM ET / 16:45 GMT

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW:  Work from Home vs. Return to Work – Implications to Employees and Organizations

Tony Healy, Group Chief Technology & Innovation Officer, Ticketer & Fara AS, interviewed by Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy and Jayne Hill, Engineering Officer, Blue Prism, and Mental Health First-Aider

The role of leadership has never been more important than through the Covid pandemic. While remote working has been mostly popular, the implications on workers emotions, mental health and well being are high on the corporate agenda. Additionally, we are now adapting to hybrid work which requires thoughtful implementation and communication of new boundaries of time spent working. Those who prefer the traditional office will need to adapt to a new environment of innovative workspaces and social interactions.

In this fireside chat, Tony Healy will share his thoughts on the implications that return to work will pose on our workers and Jayne Hill will provide comment on how to approach the post-Covid work environment for employees and organizations.

11:55 PM ET / 16:55 GMT

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Tackling Emerging Issues Surrounding the Return to the Office

As COVID vaccinations continue to ramp up across the U.K., many executive teams are discussing what the future workplace is going to look like. Some organizations are exploring a hybrid work model where a percentage of employees split their time between remote work and coming into a dedicated office. Meanwhile, there are commerce real estate and hoteling options to consider.

In this executive panel discussion, CIOs and technology leaders will explore a variety of issues regarding the future workplace – including the role of technology executives in designing the future of work.

Moderator:  Natalie Whittlesey, Area Leader, EMEA Technology Officers Practice, Korn Ferry

Amanda Finch, CEO, Chartered Institute of Information Security

Vicky Higgin
, CIO, Highways England

Tim Oldman, Founder and CEO, Leesman

Dave Roberts, Global IT Director, Stantec

12:25 PM ET / 17:25 GMT

Summit Wrap-Up

Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy and Graham Spivey, CCO, UKIT Leaders

Join your fellow attendees, speakers and sponsor partners in our virtual meeting world for some fun interaction and raffle prizes!   https://topia.io/ukitl  Password – CIOSummit2021

Presenting Partners

  • FPT Software

    FPT Corporation is a global leading technology and IT services provider headquartered in Vietnam, with nearly US$1.3 billion in revenue and 30,000 employees. As a pioneer in digital transformation, FPT delivers world-class services in Smart factory, Digital platforms, RPA, AI, IoT, Enterprise Mobility, Cloud, AR/VR, Business Applications, Application Services, BPO, and so on. The company has served over 700+ customers worldwide, a hundred of which are Fortune Global 500 companies in the industries of Aerospace & Aviation, Automotive, Banking and Finance, Logistics & Transportation, Utilities and more.


Platinum Partners

  • Workday, Inc.

    Workday is a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources. Founded in 2005, Workday delivers financial management, human capital management, planning, and analytics applications designed for the world’s largest companies, educational institutions, and government agencies. Organizations ranging from medium-sized businesses to Fortune 50 enterprises have selected Workday.

  • Ally.io

    Ally.io is the leading OKR software that keeps teams aligned, connected, and focused on the right outcomes, while giving leaders needed visibility into the work being done, whether in-person or remote. High growth organizations of all sizes use Ally.io to align, track and measure goals and results. Users can define, share and then track their priorities online at any time on web and mobile devices. This helps users stay on track to meet their goals by identifying issues in real time and notifying teams automatically. Our OKR integrations include collaboration tools like Slack and Microsoft Team as well as data and human resource information system (HRIS) integrations. This allows users to seamlessly track and manage their performance using the tools they already use.


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.

  • PagerDuty

    PagerDuty empowers the right action, when seconds matter. For teams who build and run the digital systems that power our always-changing, always-on world, PagerDuty is the best way to handle urgent, unpredictable, and unstructured work. 19,000 organizations place PagerDuty at the center of their digital infrastructure to manage unplanned tasks, events, and opportunities. With 1,000 employees around the world, PagerDuty is on a mission to revolutionize operations in the modern enterprise.

  • 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 25,500 employees and we are present in 21 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Illumio

    Illumio enables organizations to realize a future without high-profile breaches by preventing the lateral movement of attackers across any organization. Founded on the principle of least privilege in 2013, Illumio provides visibility and segmentation for endpoints, data centers or clouds. The world’s leading organizations, including Morgan Stanley, BNP Paribas, Salesforce, and Oracle NetSuite, trust Illumio to reduce cyber risk.

  • Zscaler

    Zscaler, the only zero trust platform that securely connects any user, any device, and any app over any network. Back in the day when your users were all on the network and your applications resided in your physical data center, it made sense to establish a secure perimeter around your network. But those days are over, the perimeter is gone, and network security is all but irrelevant. Instead, you need to put your defenses and controls where the connections occur— the internet — so that every connection is fast and secure, no matter how or where users connect or where their applications reside. By moving applications and infrastructure to the cloud and untethering employees from their desks, you can realize tremendous advantages in productivity, agility, and cost containment. With our 100% cloud built secure platform, Zscaler can help you make the move to the cloud, securely.

  • 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™) global 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 MVP™, a Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) platform including team messaging, video meetings, and cloud phone system; RingCentral Video™,  the company's 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. RingCentral is headquartered in Belmont, California, and has offices around the world.

  • Auth0

    Auth0 provides a platform to authenticate, authorize, and secure access for applications, devices, and users. Security and development teams rely on Auth0's simplicity, extensibility, and expertise to make identity work for everyone. Safeguarding billions of login transactions each month, Auth0 secures identities so innovators can innovate, and empowers global enterprises to deliver trusted, superior digital experiences to their customers around the world. For more information, visit https://auth0.com or follow @auth0 on Twitter.

  • 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.

  • Akamai

    Akamai secures and delivers digital experiences for the world’s largest companies. Akamai’s intelligent edge platform surrounds everything, from the enterprise to the cloud, so customers and their businesses can be fast, smart, and secure. Top brands globally rely on Akamai to help them realize competitive advantage through agile solutions that extend the power of their multicloud architectures. Akamai keeps decisions, apps, and experiences closer to users than anyone — and attacks and threats far away. Akamai’s portfolio of edge security, web and mobile performance, enterprise access, and video delivery solutions is supported by unmatched customer service, analytics, and 24/7/365 monitoring.

  • Skybox

    Over 500 of the largest and most security-conscious enterprises in the world rely on Skybox for the insights and assurance required to stay ahead of dynamically changing attack surfaces. At Skybox, we don’t just serve up data and information. We provide the intelligence and context to make informed decisions, taking the guesswork out of securely enabling enterprises at scale and speed. Our unified security posture management platform delivers complete visibility, analytics and automation to quickly map, prioritize and remediate vulnerabilities across your organization. The vendor-agnostic platform intelligently optimizes security policies, actions and change process across all corporate networks and cloud environments. With Skybox, security teams can now focus on the most strategic business initiatives while ensuring enterprises remain protected. We are Skybox. Secure more, limit less.


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

  • UK IT Leaders

    UK Innovative Tech Leaders is a community of Senior IT Leaders from across the UK created and governed by IT Leaders for peers only and is not open to vendors, service providers or sales people. There are also three regional groups, Northern, Midlands and Southern IT Leaders. We offer a unique alternative to other networking groups and forums as we are focused on helping each other, helping the people we work or contract for and through our charity support, helping those in need. With over 1000 in the network and growing every day we are building also a powerful thought leadership and Influencer community. The group also enables members who wish to the option to securely and privately communicate with each other to share knowledge and discuss challenges, issues, opportunities, products and partners in a closed forum.


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.

* Sales/marketing individuals or consultants from non-sponsoring vendor organizations are not permitted.

Special Needs - We fully support the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you require special assistance of any kind, please call us at (203) 221-2702 or email us at registrar@hmgstrategy.com.


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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:

  • Leading Courageously and Authentically in Times of Crisis
  • Reimagining the Business and the Future of Work
  • Winning the War on Talent
  • Creating a Workplace of Diversity and Inclusion to Foster Innovation
  • Becoming Boardroom Ready
  • Blazing the Path to Secure Innovation
  • Strengthening Your Personal Brand

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