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2021 HMG Live! Toronto CIO Executive Leadership Summit - DIGITAL

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


  • Ron Bennett
    Global VP of IT
    Linamar Corporation

    Ron Bennett is a strategic, out of the box thinker with 29 years of experience in the automotive manufacturing environment and leadership roles. As a multidisciplinary skilled individual, Ron has operated successfully in a variety of operational and functional roles, from Engineering and Operational Management, Global Quality responsibilities to his current position of Global VP - Information Technology for Linamar Corporation. He thrives on creative collaboration and developing high-performance teams by fostering a team culture, and delivering results through, strategy creation, goal setting, planning and execution. Ron Lives in Guelph Ontario with his wife and two children.

  • Roman Coba
    VP Technology and CIO
    Federated Co-operatives Limited

  • Ed Corno
    Chief Technology Leader
    IBM Corporation

    As a passionate information technology leader, Ed Corno’s abilities are unique, offering a combination of industry, technical knowledge and innovative creativity. Mr. Corno’s accomplishments in business and information technology have enable Fortune 500 companies such as IBM, HP and smaller organizations thrive and succeed in an ever-changing competitive marketplace.

    He approaches information technology from a comprehensive background in business management, working and consulting across numerous verticals for the following industries: manufacturing, consumer products, government, distribution, healthcare, agriculture, venture capital, and financial services. Mr. Corno has expertise in a variety of technologies such as Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud computing, 3D printing, as well as traditional technical business solutions.

    Throughout Mr. Corno’s 20-plus year career, he has served as Chief Technology Leader for IBM, Chief Technologist in the Office of CIO for HP and EDS, and Principal for CapGemini Ernst & Young. During this time, he has gained experience in technology strategy, innovation, business development, management consulting and C-level advisory capabilities.

  • 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.

  • Martin Davis
    CIO & Strategic Advisor
    DUNELM Associates Ltd

    Martin is a results driven C-Level Executive and Business Leader with extensive experience across Manufacturing, Consumer Goods, Food, Automotive, Transportation and Insurance industries, delivering value globally in large Fortune 100 corporations and privately-owned companies. He focuses on high quality business outcomes which result in customer satisfaction and return on investment.

    Martin has been the CIO for 10+ diverse companies, coupling a strategic focus with tactical management, and has delivered $multi-million value across multiple industries. He has also successfully driven Industry 4.0 / Operational Intelligence Strategy to increase manufacturing efficiency and reduce costs.

    He is a regular presenter at conferences and webinars on subjects including Digital Transformation, IT Strategy, Organisational Change Management, and Industry 4.0. Martin holds an MBA with Distinction from Warwick Business School and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science with Mathematics from Kings College London.

  • Robert Falzon
    Head of Engineering, Office of the CTO
    Check Point Software Technologies Inc.

    Robert Falzon is currently the Head of Engineering within the office of the CTO for Check Point Software Technologies Inc., the worldwide leader in securing the Internet.  His background includes over 20 years of experience in large-scale network security architecture, design, and deployment projects for government and business organizations spanning the globe. Currently leading a large team of the most talented cyber security engineers in the industry, Robert and his team are responsible for educating the market on the latest cyber security trends.

     

    Other past responsibilities have included operational, management, and developmental duties for major accounts within EDS Canada's network security team, and lead engineer for many major European Telco accounts with Alcatel in Paris France. While with Alcatel, Robert worked to assist those accounts in moving to emerging voice technologies while maintaining a focus on security.

     

     

    After obtaining his CISSP certification, Robert went on to provide security process and audit/penetration testing training to major financial and energy customers within Europe and the Middle East, in addition to providing audit and penetration testing and consulting services to customers worldwide.

  • Raymond Gilbert
    Managing Partner
    Causal Effects, Inc.

  • Jameeka Green Aaron
    CISO
    Auth0

    Jameeka Green Aaron is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), responsible for the holistic security and compliance of Auth0’s platform, products, and corporate environment. 

    She is a recognized industry and brings 20 years of experience to the role, with a career that has spanned a wide variety of industries, including aerospace and defense, retail, and manufacturing, at both Fortune 100 and privately held companies—including Nike, Hurley, Lockheed Martin, and the U.S. Navy.

    Jameeka lives in Irvine, CA, and enjoys traveling, and all things outdoors; hiking, snowboarding, and lounging on the beach. She is committed to advancing women and people of color in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields and has participated in the U.S. State Department’s TechWomen program and the National Urban League of Young Professionals. She currently sits on the board of the California Women Veterans Leadership Council, is an advisor for U.C. Riverside Design Thinking Program, and is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

  • Meredith Harper
    VP, CISO
    Eli Lilly and Company

    Meredith Harper serves as vice president and chief information security officer at Eli Lilly and Company. She is responsible for the company’s global information security program. 

     

    Prior to joining Lilly in 2018 as senior director, deputy chief information security officer, Meredith served as chief information privacy and security officer at Henry Ford Health System, where she had ultimate responsibility for the protection of Henry Ford’s provider, insurance, retail and research businesses.    

     

    Meredith is an active member of the Health Care Compliance Association where she holds dual certifications in healthcare compliance and privacy. She is certified as a Healthcare Information Security & Privacy Practitioner through the International Information System Security Certification Consortium Inc. and a Certified Information Security Manager through the Information Systems Audit and Control Association.

     

    She earned a master’s degree in health services administration and a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems from the University of Detroit Mercy. She also earned a master’s of jurisprudence in health law from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.  

     

    Meredith serves on several advisory boards in support of empowering women and minorities to embark upon careers in technology, especially in information security. She has also served her community for 29 years through her Diamond Life membership in Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.

  • Michael Katz
    Principal Security Specialist
    Infoblox

    Michael Katz is a Principal Security Specialist at Infoblox. Michael has been in the security industry as an Entrepreneur, Account Manager and subject matter specialist for over twenty years. Michael founded RAE Internet in 2000, an anti-virus distributor focused on bringing international anti-virus firms to the US market. Subsequently, Michael founded Mailspect, an email security platform for anti-virus, anti-spam, email content filtering, archival and advanced workflow services. Katz followed-up Mailspect with Match-My-EMail, an email business intelligence and sales workflow SaaS. Michael worked in Global Financial account management roles at Cisco, Juniper, Infoblox, A10 and Anomali. Michael was a Systems Engineer IV and a Consulting Systems Engineer at Cisco from 1995-2002 in the New York City financial, cable and service provider markets. Michael holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music from the University of Miami and a Master’s degree in Hard Work.

  • Kyoko Kobayashi
    Managing Partner
    CIOs Beyond Borders Group

  • Michael LaVallee
    Managing Partner
    Jobplex

     Michael LaVallee is a Managing Partner at Jobplex, Inc., a DHR International Company. Jobplex leads the recruiting industry in offering diversified search services for the emerging, next-generation executive, thereby complementing DHR International’s senior-level executive search practice. He brings over 35 years of retained executive search experience to his role with Jobplex.  Prior to joining Jobplex, Michael led searches for his own boutique search firm, LaVallee & Associates, which he founded in 1986 in Winston-Salem, NC.

    Michael has also spent time recruiting for other search firms, including Heidrick & Struggles and Coleman Lew & Associates. Michael was recruited to Heidrick & Struggles to help launch their Leaders Onlineprogram, focused on extending exceptional recruitment service to line-of-business executives seeking to build out strong, diverse teams. When it comes to searches, Michael brings a hands-on approach to his clients, ensuring the highest level of service, earning their respect as a trusted advisor and good business partner. His clients appreciate his responsiveness and high-touch communication throughout the process

    Michael strives to find promotable candidates with high potential, that are a seamless fit for the culture of the company and the best possible choice for the role. To help clients make these decisions with confidence, he dives deep into research of the candidate pool, assesses behavioral patterns, and conducts in-depth 360-degree interviews with the management, colleagues, and direct reports of the candidate.

    At LaVallee & Associates, Michael completed over 275 searches, servicing mid-cap, private equity, ESOP, hi-tech and Fortune 500 public companies. Michael is a generalist and has completed searches within many industries and roles, but his specialty has been finding Information Technology leaders, across all areas of the enterprise and IT functions. He has received industry recognition for his work in the Technology area and has been an invited speaker and panelist at Technology industry conferences and forums.

    Michael was recruited to Jobplex to help grow the business, with focus on Advanced Technology, Industrial, Financial, and Marketing leaders. The Jobplex brand is excited to have Michael join the team.

    Michael is a member of the Board of Advisors for the North Carolina Technology Association. Outside of work, Michael has been an active member of the Reynolda Rotary Club and Youth Soccer Coach.

    He holds a BS in Business from Wake Forest University, where he was a two-year starter on the Football Team. Michael resides in Winston-Salem, NC with his wife, and has four grown children.

  • Kin Lee-Yow
    CIO
    CAA Club Group of Companies

    Kin Lee-Yow has over 25 years of experience in the technology field.  He started his career at Royal Bank of Canada where he was part of the team that launched the Bank’s online system.  He led the technology team that built the retail internet presence at Sears Canada.  At Moneris Solutions, he was the head of Infrastructure and support services and the General Manager for their white label ATM Gateway services. In March 2012, he joined CAA South Central Ontario. 

    Currently, Kin is the CIO of the CAA Club Group which is an merger between CAA South Central Ontario and CAA Manitoba. During this period, Kin has successfully lead his team through several large technology implementations such as SAP, Avaya telephony system, Guidewire property & casualty system, and the replacement of the Emergency Roadside system.

    Kin is a graduate of the University of Waterloo in Computer Science and Information Systems.  He completed his Executive Master of Business Administration at Kellogg (North Western University) and Schulich (York University).

  • Samantha Liscio
    Chief Technology Information Officer
    Canada’s CIO of the Year 2020, Public Sector
    NIHR Clinical Research Network

    Samantha has recently returned to the UK from Canada. She was recognized last year as Canada’s CIO of the Year in the Public Sector category, for the work she and her teams have done to lead digital transformation. Samantha leverages technology to streamline processes and modernize business models, while driving digital service excellence and directing innovation.

    She has more than 25 years of experience in IT leadership roles in government and the private sector. Samantha has served on the Ryerson University IT Business Management Program Advisory Council, the CIO Association Toronto Chapter Board of Directors and the Toronto CIO Governing Body. She is a past board chair for Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention and a past board member of the Institute for Citizen-Centred Services. Samantha holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) and a PhD from Queen's University in Belfast.

  • Gina Loften
    Chief Technology Officer
    Microsoft U.S.

    Gina Loften is the Chief Technology Officer for Microsoft US.  She is a thought leader with a track record for successfully helping enterprises put innovation into practice to deliver shareholder and business value.   Gina currently leads a team that helps customers reimagine their business, achieve successful outcomes, and delivers on the promise of digital transformation across their enterprise.   Throughout her career, Gina has been recognized for accelerating profitable business results and building diverse high-performance teams.  She has also demonstrated her expertise in mergers & acquisitions by identifying and integrating software and consulting companies, creating portfolios of new products and services, and driving increased market share. Gina has held executive positions in Research, Development, Sales, and Consulting Services at IBM and Microsoft.  Her roles have been characterized by increasing responsibility, scope, and range from emerging businesses to multiple $B impact to the organization. 

    Gina is an Independent Board Director for Foursquare and serves on the Advisory Council for the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations. Active in her community, Gina is also on the board of the Museum of Life and Science.  She has previously served on the boards of George Mason Research Foundation and Rise Against Hunger.  Gina is a sought-after speaker on diversity, equity and inclusion, digital transformation, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, cloud computing, innovation, and leadership.  Gina’s work and leadership has been recognized in US Black Engineer, ExecutiveGov, NC Business Magazine and Diversity Woman Magazine, as one of “The Elite 100” in Corporate America.  She has been published addressing topics of how AI can help mental health among veterans, the true value of data for government and how open source can bring agencies to the cloud.

    Gina resides in Raleigh, North Carolina and is a graduate of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Electrical Engineering.

  • Laura Money
    EVP & CIO
    Sun Life Financial

    Laura Money is Executive Vice-President & Chief Information Officer of Sun Life Financial. In this role, Laura oversees all aspects of Information Technology including strategy, architecture, infrastructure, development and applications. She is passionately committed to advancing digital transformation and innovation to support Sun Life’s Clients and business partners.

    Prior to Sun Life, Laura held senior IT roles at a major Canadian bank. In these roles, Laura led the technology development and support of corporate functions and enterprise-wide capabilities and transformations, working with diverse teams to support Clients and business partners. She also oversaw and delivered the initiatives required to transform key client processes across all channels.

    Laura has over 30 years of experience in Canadian, American and British Financial Institutions, having worked with Accenture in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K., and in several executive business and technology roles at two Canadian banks.

    Laura graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in Industrial Engineering, earned an MBA from INSEAD and recently completed the Rotman/ICD Director’s Education Program to earn her ICD.D designation.

    Laura serves as board member for Canadian Cancer Society – Ontario, Vice President of the University of Toronto Schools Alumni Association, and is on the Board of Opera Atelier. Laura represents Canada internationally as a member of Age Group Team Canada for Standard Distance Triathlon. She is also an avid marathon and ski mountaineering racer. Laura has three children and lives with her husband in Toronto.

  • Hunter Muller
    President and CEO
    HMG Strategy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Kelly Shen
    Senior Managing Director, Chief Technology & Data Officer
    Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

    Kelly is responsible for all aspects of CPPIB’s technology and data capabilities and leading the firm’s efforts to optimize the use of data, advanced analytics, and technology to enable business growth, process automation, and innovation. 

    Prior to joining CPPIB, Kelly served as the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Managing Director for S&P Global Ratings in New York. Prior to S&P, Kelly was the Chief Information Officer, Business Intelligence for GE Capital, where she had dual responsibilities for GE Capital’s global risk data warehouse and Capital Americas’ entire data ecosystem and established an award-winning innovation team.

    Kelly holds an MBA from New York University's Stern School of Business and Bachelor of Science from the University of Virginia. She was recognized with the CIO 100 award in 2014 for turning analytics into money-making products, and Computerworld's Premier 100 IT Leaders honor in 2015 for positively impacting organizations through technology.

  • Andrew Vezina
    VP & CISO
    Equitable Bank

    Andrew Vezina is the CISO of Equitable Bank.  He has spent the last decade working in security leadership roles at BMO and CIBC, and prior to that spent several years working in various privacy and security roles in healthcare, retail and government sectors.  Andrew’s areas of interest include innovation, digital transformation, and organizational dynamics.

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June 21, 2021 - 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET


1:00 PM - 1:10 PM 

 

Welcome and Introduction 

Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy will be joined by Kyoko Kobayashi, Managing Partner, CIOs Beyond Borders Group and Director, CIO Association of Canada and Ray Gilbert, Managing Partner, Causal Effects and Executive, SIM Toronto


1:10 PM - 1:20 PM 

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

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


1:20 PM - 1:45 PM 

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

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

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

Moderator: Kyoko Kobayashi, Managing Partner, CIOs Beyond Borders Group

Roman Coba, VP Technology and CIO, Federated Co-operatives Limited

Ed Corno, Chief Technology Leader, IBM

Samantha Liscio, Chief Information Technology Officer, NIHR Clinical Research Network

Laura Money, EVP & CIO, Sun Life


1:45 PM - 2:10 PM

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

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

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

Moderator: Martin Davis, CIO & Strategic Advisor, DUNELM Associates Ltd

Robert Falzon, Head of Engineering, Office of the CTO, Check Point Software Technologies

Kin Lee-Yow, CIO, CAA Club Group of Companies

Kelly Shen, Senior Managing Director, Chief Technology & Data Officer, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board


2:10 PM - 2:20 PM

HMG STRATEGY NETWORK ACCELERATOR

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

Auth0: Nanoleaf Light Panels: Triangle Smarter Kit

Checkpoint: $400 (Canadian Funds) GIFTPASS

Infoblox: Yeti Hopper Cooler

Rubrik: Choice of AirPod Pros, Yeti Roadie 24 Hard Cooler, or a Roomba

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

HMG STRATEGY GLOBAL LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE AWARDS PRESENTED TO:

Raymond Gilbert, Managing Partner, Causal Effects Inc.

Roman Coba, VP Technology and CIO, Federated Co-operatives Limited

Naveen Kumar, VP Consulting Services, Info-Tech Research Group

Kin Lee-Yow, CIO, CAA Club Group of Companies


2:40 PM - 3:05 PM

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Safeguarding the Enterprise Against Escalating Global Cyber Threats

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

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

Moderator: Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy

Jameeka Green AaronCISO, Auth0

Michael Katz, Principal Security Specialist, Infoblox

Andrew Vezina, VP and CISO, Equitable Bank


3:05 PM – 3:30 PM 

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Leading and Building a High Performing Culture 
 
As remote work has extended across much of 2020 and into 2021, many CIOs and technology executives have expressed concerns about keeping employees engaged and motivated over the long-term. On top of this, it’s also been challenging to convey a sense of organizational culture both to existing employees and new hires. This panel discussion with top executives will focus on what’s required to cultivate a connected culture into the future – including one that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion. 

Moderator:  Michael LaVallee, Managing Partner, Jobplex

Ron Bennett, Global VP of IT, Linamar Corporation

Meredith Harper, VP & CISO, Eli Lilly and Company

Gina Loften, Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft U.S.


3:30 - 5:00 PM 

HMG STRATEGY NETWORK ACCELERATOR

Enjoy a trip around the Partner Pavilion of our new virtual summit platform to learn about relevant technologies and services important to know about while you enter to win raffle prize drawings. Also connect one-on-one with partners in the HMG Marketplace, as well as with attendees and speakers in the social lounge!

Platinum Partners

  • 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.

    https://auth0.com
  • Infoblox

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

    https://www.infoblox.com
  • Check Point Software Technologies Inc.

    Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (www.checkpoint.com) is a leading provider of cyber security solutions to governments and corporate enterprises globally. Check Point’s solutions protect customers from 5th generation cyber-attacks with an industry leading catch rate of malware, ransomware and advanced targeted threats. Check Point offers a multilevel security architecture, “Infinity Total Protection with Gen V advanced threat prevention”, this combined product architecture defends an enterprises’ cloud, network and mobile devices. Check Point provides the most comprehensive and intuitive one point of control security management system. Check Point protects over 100,000 organizations of all sizes.

    https://www.checkpoint.com/

Gold Partners

  • Rubrik

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

    https://www.rubrik.com/

Marketplace Partners

  • Darktrace

    Darktrace is the world’s leading cyber AI company and the creator of Autonomous Response technology. Its self-learning AI is modeled on the human immune system and used by over 4,500 organizations to protect against threats to the cloud, email, IoT, networks and industrial systems. The company has over 1,500 employees and headquarters in San Francisco and Cambridge, UK. Every 3 seconds, Darktrace AI fights back against a cyber-threat, preventing it from causing damage.

    https://www.darktrace.com/
  • Forescout

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

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

    We are a digitally native company where innovation, design and engineering meet scale. We use the latest technologies in the digital and cognitive field to empower organizations in every aspect. We have more than 16,200 employees and we are present in 16 countries working for companies like Google, Rockwell Automation, Electronic Arts and Santander, among others. We were recognized as a 2020 Worldwide Leader in CX Improvement by IDC MarketScape. We were also featured as a business case study at Harvard, MIT, and Stanford. We are a member of the Cybersecurity Tech Accord.

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

    The Sonatype journey started 10 years ago, just as the concept of “open source” software development was gaining steam. From our humble beginning as core contributors to Apache Maven, to supporting the world’s largest repository of open source components (Central), to distributing the world's most popular repository manager (Nexus), we’ve played a meaningful role in helping the world embrace the power of open innovation. Over time, we witnessed the staggering volume and variety of open source libraries that began flowing into every development environment in the world. We understood that when open source components are properly managed, they provide tremendous energy for accelerating innovation. Conversely, when unmanaged, open-source "gone wild" can lead directly to security vulnerabilities, licensing risks, enormous rework, and waste. Our vision today is simple. We are laser-focused on helping organizations continuously harness all of the good that open source has to offer, without any of the risks.

    https://www.sonatype.com/
  • 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.

  • 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.

    https://auth0.com
  • 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.

    https://www.ringcentral.com/
  • 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.

    https://www.safeguardcyber.com/
  • 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.

    www.illumio.com
  • 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.

    https://www.zscaler.com/
  • 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.

    https://www.skyboxsecurity.com/
  • 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.

    https://www.akamai.com

Strategic Partners

  • Egon Zehnder

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    https://www.spencerstuart.com

Alliance Partners

  • Amplify Partners

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    http://lsvp.com
  • Menlo Ventures

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

    https://www.menlovc.com/
  • Sequoia Capital

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

    https://www.sequoiacap.com

Association Partners

  • SIM Toronto

    The Society for Information Management (SIM) is the premier network for IT leaders, comprised of over 3600 members, including CIOs, prominent academicians, consultants, other senior-level IT leaders, and vendors. SIM is a community of thought leaders who share experiences and rich intellectual capital that is applied for the future direction of IT. The Toronto SIM Chapter is dedicated to becoming the preferred professional association for aspiring IT/IS senior leaders and the favoured locale for providing mentorship by seasoned CIO's. The Chapter seeks to bring together both experienced and aspiring technology leaders in an environment where they can develop or share their business and personal skills, through networking, mentoring others and offering their leadership experience with the broader IT community and our society as a whole. Our next event on November 18th will feature Mark A. Stone, CIO of Texas A&M University. Mark will present his views on Career Management in the IT Organization of the Future at an exclusive dinner at the National Club at 303 Bay Street. The dinner will include an open ended discussion on the evolving landscape of IT organizations and the essential tactics for navigating the IT organization of the future. Mark A. Stone is the author of “The Three C’s: A Career Enrichment Primer on Characterizing, Connecting, and Communicating”. He currently serves as the Chief Information Officer for the Texas A&M University System. Texas A&M is a statewide network of 11 universities, seven agencies, two service units, and a comprehensive health science center. It serves more than 137,000 students and 22 million other educational contacts via outreach programs. Prior to joining the A&M System, Mr. Stone held CIO/VP roles with Safety-Kleen Systems, Zale Corporation and the Resolution Trust Corporation.

    http://www.simnet.org/members/group.aspx?id=63423
  • CIO Association of Canada

    The CIO Association of Canada (CIOCAN) represents senior IT executives across Canada, with over 300 CIO members. Our member CIOs work in medium to large enterprises across private, public and education sectors. CIOCAN was formed by CIOs, and CIOs drive the agenda. CIOCAN members value highly their opportunities to network with their peers in a vendor-neutral atmosphere, at live events, and electronically -- peers who can provide objective and knowledgeable insights into the emerging challenges and opportunities that CIOs collectively face. CIOCAN national and chapter-based programs address a range of issues from hot topics of the day to longer-view challenges for business leaders, and through CIOCAN advocacy initiatives we provide a unified voice for CIOs. Visit us at www.ciocan.ca

    Visit us at www.ciocan.ca

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

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

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

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