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2021 HMG Live! New York Global Innovation Summit - 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.

    “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


    • Bashir Agboola
      VP & Chief Technology Officer
      Hospital for Special Surgery

      Bashir Agboola is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at the Hospital for Special Surgery, the global leader in musculoskeletal care. Bashir has an extensive leadership and varied professional background, ranging from IT Systems integration, Consulting and Healthcare IT. He has spent much of the last two decades serving in various capacities at top-tier academic medical institutions. Prior to joining HSS in 2014, he served at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center where he ran the Enterprise Systems group.

      Bashir is a former board member of the New Jersey chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM), and a current member of VMWare’s Healthcare Customer Advisory Board.

      He holds a number of professional certifications, as well as  Bachelor and Master Degrees in Computer Science, and an MBA degree with a concentration in Finance.

    • Judy Arteche-Carr
      CEO & Managing Director
      Arteche Global Group

    • Raj Badhwar
      SVP, CISO
      Voya Financial

      Raj Badhwar is Chief Information Security Officer for Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), which helps Americans plan, invest and protect their savings — to get ready to retire better. Serving the financial needs of approximately 14.3 million individual and institutional customers in the United States, Voya is a Fortune 500 company that had $8.6 billion in revenue in 2017. The company had $528 billion in total assets under management and administration as of June 30, 2018. Badhwar is responsible for leading the company’s security engineering, architecture and operational functions for all domains (data security, network security, application and system security, monitoring and response, vulnerability management, and identity and access management), setting the overall security strategy and direction, enhancing security standards and policies, and establishing compliance with required government, financial and privacy regulations. Badhwar has more than 24 years of experience within the IT industry, with proven management, analytical and organizational skills, as well as, expertise involving requirement analysis, architecture, design, development, and management of technical resources for Cyber Security Engineering and Operations, and Incident Response. He has a mix of Security, Application Development, and Network management experience and possesses a strategic and tactical skill set for analytical and technical workloads. He also held a top secret (SSBI) clearance from the U.S. Department of Defense. Prior to joining Voya, Badhwar was the global head of information security for AIG, where he led global security engineering and operations, aided by a strategy centered on the protection and preservation of IT systems, infrastructure, and other computing assets. Additionally, he authored the AIG security policy and many security standards and guidelines. Prior to his role at AIG, he held senior Security and IT leadership roles at BAE Systems Inc., Bank of America, Time Warner Cable and AOL Time Warner. Badhwar graduated from George Washington University (GWU) with a master’s of science (MS) degree in Information Systems Technology and also holds a bachelor’s of science (BS) degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from Karnatak University. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), a Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA), and a Cisco certified Network Associate for Security (CCNA-Sec). He has also co-authored 13 security patents, and has conducted extensive research in the areas of Cryptography, Zero Trust Networks, Artificial Intelligence (AI) code of ethics for Cyber Security, and AI-based pattern matching and reactive-response for Cyber Incident Response.

    • Ricardo Bartra
      SVP & CIO
      The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company

    • Colleen Berube
      CIO & SVP Operations
      Zendesk

      Colleen Berube is a Digital and Business Model Transformation Leader who assists companies in navigating the changing technology landscape and its implications for the market as well as inside the enterprise.  She has nearly two decades of experience in IT leadership, strategy, IT innovation, enterprise software and business consultation.  Colleen is known for her ability to successfully navigate complex business transitions, to elevate and leverage IT as a differentiator, and to build amazing teams that surpass expectations. 

      Colleen was previously an Executive in Residence with PwC where she works on various commercial and internal initiatives providing ‘the voice of the client.’  Prior to PwC, Colleen was Vice President of IT for Adobe Systems, where she was responsible for all business systems, e-commerce and information management.  She was responsible for the strategic direction and delivery of the Adobe’s large-scale transformation to the Subscription Economy. She led a global engineering organization that is redefined IT’s role as a SaaS enabler driving key changes including the move from Data to Digital, from Product to Customer focus, from Orders to Subscriptions, in delivering Agility for Product Engineering. She has also held executive level IT roles at Cisco Systems, Palm and SAP.

      She is a Board Director for The Institute for Human and Social Development (IHSD), a non-profit organization providing early childhood education and services to the high need pre-school children and their families.  She is also a member of the Nominating Committee for the Anita Borg Institute Technical Leadership Award and an active member of the Athena Alliance supporting women impacting at the highest levels of leadership. She holds a BA from State University at Potsdam, NY, and a MBA is from the University of North Florida.

       

    • Michael Braine
      CTO
      Public Storage

    • Simon Cheng
      SVP, Global Services
      FPT Corporation

      Simon Cheng has more than 25 years of IT experience in various industries, including Transportation, Telecommunications, Financial Services, and Healthcare. He demonstrates strong leadership with a proven track record in digital transformation and business process automation, and growing business through product innovation, talent development, and customer-focused solutions and services delivery.

      Cheng has been a strong advocate for Mozbility-as-a-Service (MaaS) initiatives. Prior to joining FPT Software, he has led successful systems implementation, operations, and maintenance for various companies across North America.

      Cheng was an Executive Vice President and head of a business unit managing major customer accounts with a total contract value of over $200M USD and leading full tolling service teams of 300. He built and expanded a software product portfolio valued at over $50M USD. He grew a startup company from 30+ professionals and two Texas clients to an industry-leading full tolling service firm with 700+ members and 10+ regional tolling customers in the US. He led the implementation of enterprise-scale back-office systems for tolling authorities nationwide, processing two billion transactions annually and serving over 15 million user accounts.

      Cheng holds a Master of Science degree in Management Information Systems and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Texas Tech University.

    • Marc Ferrentino
      Chief Strategy Officer
      Yext

      Marc Ferrentino is Yext’s Chief Strategy Officer. He is responsible for product management, user experience, product marketing, corporate strategy, customer insights, platform developer program, and verticals.

      Prior to joining Yext, Marc was the Founder and CEO of Nomi Technologies, which was acquired by Brickstream in 2014. Marc has worked as a senior executive for high growth tech companies throughout his career, including serving as the Chief Technical Officer of SaaS at BMC Software, and Chief Technical Architect for Salesforce.com.

      Marc holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan and has participated in the M.A. of Statistics program at Columbia University.

    • Amanda Finch
      CEO
      Chartered Institute of Information Security

      Amanda Finch is the CEO of the Chartered Institute of Information Security (CIISec) and has specialised in Information Security management since 1991. She has always been an active contributor to the industry and for many years she has been dedicated to gaining recognition for the discipline to be recognised as a profession.

       

      Over her career she has been engaged in all aspects of Information Security Management and takes a pragmatic approach to the application of security controls to meet business objectives. Through her work she has developed an extensive understanding of the commercial sector and its particular security needs. In her current role she works with Industry, Government and Academia, assisting all sectors in raising levels of competency and education. 

       

      Amanda has a Masters degree in Information Security, Full Membership CIISec and is a Fellow of the BCS. In 2007 she was awarded European Chief Information Security Officer of the year by Secure Computing magazine and frequently listed as one of the most influential women within the industry.

    • Vivek Goel
      VP, Automation, Reengineering and Transformation
      UnitedHealth Group

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

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

    • Douglas Hegley
      Chief Digital Officer
      The Metropolitan Museum of Art

      Douglas Hegley, Chief Digital Officer at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, has been at the forefront of digital transformation work in the cultural heritage sector for more than 20 years. With his background in psychology, he uses a human-centered approach that always puts people first. During his career he has helped create collaborative technology operations and to deliver engaging digital content. That work started out in 1997 at The Met, and continued at the Minneapolis Institute of Art in 2011 as the Chief Digital Officer, where he set the vision and strategy for digital media and technology, while also working on new leadership models, strategic planning, and cross-functional collaboration. In 2020, he returned to The Met as the Chief Digital Officer. Mr. Hegley is a strong advocate for productive and transformative organizational change, keeping pace with technology innovation and new business models. He has been recognized by his peers as a leader in the field, is a frequent public speaker, and has served on boards and committees at city, state, regional and national levels.

    • Rohit Jain
      Senior Director, Finance Systems
      Upwork

      In addition to his role at Upwork, Rohit is a member of the Forbes Tech Council as well as the CIO for Harvard Business School Alumni Association. He has extensive experience in scaling, managing, and operating IT products for organizations at public and privately held Technology companies.

    • Beni Lopez
      Managing Director, Industrial and US Market
      Softtek

      Beni Lopez joined Softtek in 1989 and today holds a dual role as Managing Director for Softtek’s Industrial vertical, as well as the company’s US market. Beni and his team are strengthening the company's capabilities to help clients across the globe in the Industrial sector apply technology to their value chains to evolve their business.  Prior to Softtek’s vertical restructuring, Beni held the role of Chief Globalization Officer, where he directed and coordinated the firm’s global accounts strategy.

      Beni joined Softtek in 1989 and has played a central role in defining and executing Softtek’s technology developments, in addition to the company’s globalization and growth strategies. He is experienced in leading innovative new offerings, directing Softtek’s globalization efforts and establishing long lasting partnerships with Softtek’s largest clients. Furthermore, Beni mentored the concept of Neashore™ services, pioneered by Softtek in 1997, expanding Softtek’s frontiers first to the US market and later to other global locations, including China. 

      Beni holds a Computer Systems Engineering degree from Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores in Monterrey, Mexico, and has been a speaker and panelist for numerous outsourcing and offshore/nearshore conferences around the world.

    • 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.

    • Earl Newsome
      CIO
      Cummins Inc.

      Earl Newsome previously served as Chief Information Officer of the Americas IT organization for Linde PLC, a $28 billion global industrial gases and engineering firm formed by the merger of Linde AG and Praxair, where he served as CIO. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for First Independence Corporation and First Independence Bank, Detroit.

      As CIO of Americas IT at Linde, Earl provided leadership and strategic vision for the Americas IT organization, driving key IT projects and leads cultural integration so that diverse IT teams work together effectively. Prior to joining Linde, Earl served as Corporate CIO and Vice President, Digital, at technology company TE Connectivity (NYSE:TEL), where he built a world-class IT organization that accelerated each business unit’s success with more than 350 staff, a $30 million budget and $27 million in capital. He also innovated a prototype smart cabinet that catalyzed core business growth. His efforts increased energy efficiency by 30 percent within an industrial cabinet and leveraged big data to deliver advanced analytics and recommend $10 million in churn reductions. In addition, he optimized the IT architecture, organization and sourcing strategy to enhance the company’s core competencies that lead to a more than $8 million reduction in application support costs.

      Previously, as Vice President, Global IT Services at Estée Lauder (NYSE: EL), Earl transformed the Shared Services organization into a global team, prepared the enterprise for global SAP deployment and established its Global Innovation Lab. As Senior Director, Strategy and Integration and Global Operations, for Bowne & Co., he directed the M&A strategy of the digital business unit and managed global operations. As VP and CIO of Owens-Illinois, he directed IT strategy and transformed the IT organization into a center of customer service excellence.  

      Earlier in his career, Earl served as Partner at Deloitte & Touche, where he led the Mid-America/Gulf Coast Integration, Development and Infrastructure, and Oracle practices, while managing the U.S. Knowledge Communities for Enterprise Application Integration and Enterprise Architecture. Prior to Deloitte, he was a partner at BDO Seidman and held management roles at Grant Thornton, Andersen Consulting and J.I. Case.

      Earl served as a Captain in the U.S. Army and earned his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the United States Military Academy at West Point. He is active in several business and leadership organizations, including Knowmail’s Board of Advisors, the Executive Leadership Council, the Information Technology Senior Management Forum and the Technology Committee for the West Point Association of Graduates’ Board of Directors.

      Earl’s speaking credits include presentations at CIO forums, Gartner Symposium, the Harvard Business School, and for numerous webinars. He is also a regular contributor of commentary for IT and business publications. In 2019, he was the recipient of the New York CIO of the Year ORBIE Award l Super Global from the New York CIO Leadership Association. Black Enterprise and Savoy magazines have also recognized him as among the world’s most influential and transformative business leaders.

    • Ashish Parmar
      CIO
      Tapestry

      Ashish is an accomplished operations & technology leader with over 20 years of experience across retail, manufacturing, distribution, and logistics industries.

      Ashish serves as the Chief Information Officer, Tapestry, Inc. and is responsible for global information technology strategy & operations for the house of brands.

       Prior to tapestry, Inc., Ashish gained his experience across a cross-section of industries, and spanning various roles in Supply Chain, Operations & Information Technology in global organizations: LF Logistics, Philips Electronics, Carpenter Technology, and Armstrong World Industries.

       Ashish has a Master of Science, Management from New Jersey Institute of Technology, and Bachelor of Science, Business Logistics from Pennsylvania State University.

      He grew up in Delhi, India, has lived in Tokyo, Japan and has traveled extensively across Africa, Asia, and Europe. He resides in New Jersey with his wife, son, and daughter.

    • Dr. Nalini Polavarapu
      Head of Data Science - Customer Centricity
      Bayer

      Nalini Polavarapu has been with Bayer for over ten years and heads the data science strategy and portfolio for Bayer Crop Science division. Data science activities range from applying data, IT, artificial intelligence, machine learning, cloud computing and analytics to derive data-driven insights to enhance customer value, invent cognitive systems to deliver predictive pipeline for research and development, analytics to connect supply chain to improve net promoter score and reduce cost of goods and implement digital tools for environmental and customer sustainability.

      Over the course of her career, Nalini held positions of increasing levels of leadership responsibilities managing teams operating across geographies in Americas, EMEA, Asia and Africa, and has successfully established and led an off-shore center in India. She also initiated multiple external partnerships and collaborations with start-ups, large corporations and universities. Nalini played a key role in building a world-class global data science organization at Bayer which is now at 500+ and growing.

      Nalini has a PhD and dual Masters in Computer Science and Bioinformatics from Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia. Nalini has authored and co-authored multiple analytical patents, research articles in leading scientific journals and co-authored book chapters on high throughput data analysis and applications.

    • Frank Price
      Senior Vice President & Chief Information Risk Officer
      Hudson's Bay Company


    • Anna Ransley
      Vice President, Digital and Technology
      Heineken

      Anna Ransley is an experienced CIO and digital transformation executive, currently heading the IT function at Heineken USA as a Vice President, GIS.  This multi-faceted role consists developing and executing an ambitious technology transformation for a highly progressive organization by championing leading edge digital efforts as well as rebuilding core back-office systems to modernize the workplace.

      Her extensive track record of setting and achieving business strategies by innovative application of technical solutions and re-engineering spanned roles in marketing and most areas of technology in a variety of industries and disciplines. These roles resulted in successful implementations of ERP and CRM Systems, leveraging big data and predictive analytics to uncover revenue generating insights and leading large organizational transformations of cross-functional and global teams.

      Anna is an accomplished practitioner with career highlights that include international leadership roles at Boerhinger Ingelheim – a global Fortune 500 Pharmaceutical, Connolly, Inc – an audit recovery firm, Hyperion Solutions - a leading Software company acquired by Oracle, and consulting at Keane that exposed her to a number of fortune 100 companies and industries to frame her perspective.

      Anna has a special interest in transforming teams into business differentiating partners, and believes that one of the best ways of accomplishing that is through developing organizational talent that has both depth in technology and business drivers to take advantage of rapidly changing landscape of technological advances.

    • Deepika Rayala
      CIO
      Yext

      Deepika Rayala is Yext’s Chief Information Officer. She is responsible for leading the company’s global IT organization and driving the enterprise applications, data and analytics, infrastructure, and operations that enable Yext to deliver its platform to businesses around the world.

      Deepika has more than 20 years of experience building IT organizations. Prior to Yext, she was Vice President of Enterprise Applications and PMO at Apttus, where she doubled the size of her team and established a best-in-class Enterprise Applications team. She has also led large IT transformation programs at Broadcom and Genentech, executing strategies to modernize and align the IT application landscape with the companies’ business goals.

      Deepika holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from India’s National Institute of Technology, and an M.B.A. from Melbourne Business School in Australia. She is a member of the San Francisco CIO Governing Body for Evanta, a Gartner company.

    • Hari Shah
      CISO
      Tapestry

    • Janet Sherlock
      Chief Information Officer
      Ralph Lauren Corporation

    • Colleen Tartow, Ph.D.
      Director of Engineering
      Starburst

    • Mark Taylor
      CEO
      Society for Information Management

    • Nicol Turner Lee
      Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for Technology Innovation
      Brookings Institution

    • Derek Vadala
      Global Chief Cybersecurity Ratings Officer
      Moody’s Investors Services (MIS)

    • Zheng Yang, PhD
      Head of Technology and Data Innovation, Healthcare Affair and Patient Engagement
      Boehringer Ingelheim

      Dr. Zheng Yang is a global executive in Human Pharma Business Unit, Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH.  Dr. Yang is the Head of Technology and Data Innovation in Healthcare Affair and Patient Engagement, and a strategic leader or healthcare data innovation and data science.  He is the Change Agent for data-driven culture across Boehringer Ingelheim, and enables healthcare and RWE data and insight acquisition and access for Therapeutic Areas.   He holds a PhD in Chemistry with Prof. W. Todd Wipke at University of California, Santa Cruz, one of the founders of Computer Chemistry.

    Print

    June 24, 2021 - 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM ET

     

    2:30 - 2:40 PM ET

    Welcome and Introduction

    Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy

    Mark TaylorCEO, Society for Information Management

    Judy Arteche-Carr, CEO & Managing Director, Arteche Global Group

    2:40 - 2:50 PM ET

    EXCLUSIVE:  Bestselling Author Stephen M.R. Covey: Finding Your ‘Why’ to Help Build Trusting Relationships

    Building trusting relationships with other people starts with ourselves and by finding our ‘True North’ – what our purpose is as business professionals and how best to foster credibility through our behaviors and our intent. In this compelling presentation, Stephen M.R. Covey, the bestselling author of The Speed to Trust, shares his recommendations for building trust from the inside out, the power of leading with authenticity and transparency, along with advice for helping others to find their True North to help build a circle of trust. 


    2:50 - 3:15 PM ET

    EXECUTIVE PANEL: Reimagining the Enterprise

    Ricardo BartraSVP & CIO, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company

    Douglas HegleyChief Digital Officer, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Nicol Turner Lee, Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for Technology Innovation, Brookings Institution

    Beni Lopez, Managing Director, Industrial and US Market, Softtek

    Moderator: Janet Sherlock, Chief Information Officer, Ralph Lauren Corporation

    As companies continue to transition to digital business models, organizational structures that have been in place to support the old ways of doing business are no longer sufficient. Organizational frameworks need to be reassessed to foster greater agility and speed-to-market requirements along with the ability to respond to customers more effectively. In this executive panel discussion, top-tier technology leaders will share recommendations for reimagining how the business operates, the role that technology can play in crafting a new environment along with the impacts that must be assessed with regards to organizational culture.


    3:15 - 3:25 PM ET

    EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: The Future of Enterprise Search — Artificial Intelligence

    Deepika RayalaCIO, Yext and Marc Ferrentino, Chief Strategy Officer, Yext

    Artificial intelligence has disrupted search and created new expectations for a best-in-class user experience. Whether searchers are looking for a restaurant’s menu, your company's 401k package, a help article, or a doctor’s specialty, the key to a great experience is getting a direct answer to your question, as quickly as possible.


    3:25 - 3:50 PM ET

    EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Applying Security Innovation to Tackle the Evolving Threat Landscape

    Amanda Finch, CEO, Chartered Institute of Information Security

    Frank Price, Senior Vice President & Chief Information Risk Officer, Hudson's Bay Company

    Derek Vadala, Global Chief Cybersecurity Ratings Officer, Moody’s Investors Services (MIS)

    Moderator: Rocco Grillo, Managing Director - Global Cyber Risk Services & Incident Response Investigation, Alvarez & Marsal

    Cyber attacks on service providers and the supply chain are forcing CISOs and technology leaders to think differently about how they approach third-party risk and supply chain vulnerabilities. Meanwhile, the evolving threat landscape, including the dramatic rise in ransomware and nation-state attacks, is prompting tech leaders to reassess the skill sets they're going to need on a go-forward basis. In this panel discussion, top-tier CIOs, CISOs and other technology leaders share opportunities for applying a fresh lens to information security, along with emerging technologies that can help confront the latest risks facing enterprises.


    3:50 - 4:00 PM ET

    HMG STRATEGY NETWORK RELATIONSHIP 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:

    SofttekBose Audio Frames

    Starburst$100 Amazon Gift Card

    Upwork: reMarkable 2 next-generation paper tablet

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


    4:00 - 4:20 PM ET

    HMG STRATEGY GLOBAL LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE AWARDS

    Bashir AgboolaVP & Chief Technology Officer, Hospital for Special Surgery

    Raj BadhwarSVP, CISO, Voya Financial

    Earl NewsomeCIO, Cummins Inc.

    Ashish ParmarCIO, Tapestry

     

    Past winners include:

    Bashir Agboola, CTO, Hospital for Special Surgery

    Sol Rashidi, Global CDO, Merck

    Aleksandr Yampolskiy, Co-Founder & CEO, Security ScoreCard

    4:20 - 4:40 PM ET

    EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Where the Rubber Meets the Road – Real-World Use Cases for Advanced Tech

    Vivek Goel, VP, Automation, Reengineering and Transformation, UnitedHealth Group

    Dr. Nalini PolavarapuHead of Data Science - Customer Centricity, Bayer

    Colleen Tartow, Ph.D.Director of Engineering, Starburst

    Moderator: Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy

    Forward-thinking executive teams are creating innovative use cases for technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotic process automation (RPA), the Internet of Things, computer vision, augmented reality and other technologies. In this enlightening discussion, dynamic executives will share innovative use cases for applying advanced technologies that delivered solid business and operational benefits.


    4:40 - 4:50 PM ET

    EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: More from Less - Building an Optimal IT Workforce in the New Normal

    Simon Cheng, Senior Vice President, Global Services, FPT Corporation

    During the pandemic, many CIOs and IT leaders have guided their enterprises to surmount the operational challenges posed by disruptive customer behaviors and emergency responses. Now, even with vaccines on the horizon, the rough ride is still ahead. Since revenues and margins of multiple firms plummeted during the pandemic and the economic outlook remains uncertain, CIOs are under greater pressure of trimming down costs while shoring up IT.   

    One viable solution for CIOs would be vendor consolidation, which entails reassessing the involvement of outsourcing partners and creating an optimal, condensed IT workforce. Characterized by an extensive portfolio of small suppliers, the traditional, fragmented IT vendor landscape might be obsolete in times of uncertainties. It leads to supply redundancy that could compromise businesses' costs and performance. In such a context, vendor consolidation is a 'do more with less' approach that delivers immediate cost savings, maintains IT quality and drives digital business acceleration.

    4:50 - 5:00 PM ET

    EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: How IT Leaders Are Doubling Down on CX

    Colleen BerubeCIO & SVP Operations, Zendesk

    Discover the steps that top-tier CIOs are taking to keep the customer at the center of their business including keeping employees engaged and motivated with a common goal of providing the best customer experience. 


    5:00 - 5:25 PM ET

    EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Technology Executives as the Agents of Change

    Michael BraineCTO, Public Storage

    Rohit Jain, Senior Director, Finance Systems, Upwork

    Anna RansleyVice President, Digital and Technology, Heineken

    Zheng Yang, PhD, Head of Technology and Data Innovation, Healthcare Affair and Patient Engagement, Boehringer Ingelheim

    Moderator: Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy

    As CIOs and other technology leaders continue to become more deeply involved in plotting the future course for the business, this is creating exciting opportunities to work with the executive team to identify and execute on new business models and go-to-market strategies. This panel discussion will explore the role of technology executives in working with the CEO and line-of-business leaders to identify new opportunities in core, parallel and new markets along with the strengths and core skills they bring in their roles. 
     

     

    Presenting Partners

    • FPT Corporation

      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.

      https://www.fpt-software.com/
    • Yext

      Yext’s mission is to transform the enterprise with AI search. With the explosion of information and data online, search has never been more important. However, while the world of consumer search has innovated over time, enterprise search has not. In fact, the majority of enterprise search is powered by outdated keyword technology that only scans for keywords and delivers a list of hyperlinks rather than actually answering questions. Yext, the AI Search Company, offers a modern, AI-powered Answers Platform that understands natural language so that when people ask questions about a business online they get direct answers – not links.

      https://www.yext.com/
    • Zendesk

      The best customer experiences are built with Zendesk. Zendesk’s powerful and flexible customer service and engagement platform scales to meet the needs of any business, from startups and small businesses to growth companies and enterprises. Zendesk serves businesses across a multitude of industries, with more than 100,000 paid customer accounts offering service and support in more than 30 languages. Headquartered in San Francisco, Zendesk operates worldwide with 15 offices in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and South America.

      https://www.zendesk.com/

    Platinum Partners

    • Starburst

      Starburst is on a mission to power analytics anywhere. Founded by the creators of open-source Trino, formerly known as PrestoSQL, Starburst unlocks the value of data by making it fast and easy to access anywhere. Starburst is the only commercial open source company that queries data across any database, making it instantly actionable for organizations. With Starburst, teams can lower the total cost of their infrastructure and analytics investments, prevent vendor lock-in, and use the tools that work best for their business. Organizations like Zalando, Slack, Grubhub, Comcast, and FINRA rely on Starburst to execute fast queries across their data lake and even federate queries across different sources.

      https://www.starburst.io/
    • Softtek

      Founded in 1982, Softtek is a global company helping organizations drive digital operations, platforms and enablement. With presence in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia, Softtek provides Global 2000 organizations with technology solutions that create value through technology

      http://www.softtek.com/
    • Upwork

      Upwork’s work marketplace is where companies can find independent talent to grow their businesses, and independent talent can find work to grow their careers. We designed it to help clients and talent build strong working relationships so over time, companies can scale on demand with a trusted talent bench and talent can secure fulfilling, consistent work.

      https://www.upwork.com/

    Supporting Partners

    • Incorta

      Incorta is the data analytics company on a mission to help data-driven enterprises be more agile and competitive by resolving their most complex data analytics challenges. Incorta’s Direct Data Platform gives enterprises the means to acquire, enrich, analyze and act on their business data with unmatched speed, simplicity and insight. Backed by GV (formerly Google Ventures), Kleiner Perkins, M12 (formerly Microsoft Ventures), Telstra Ventures, and Sorenson Capital, Incorta powers analytics for some of the most valuable brands and organizations in the world. For today’s most complex data and analytics challenges, Incorta partners with Fortune 5 to Global 2000 customers such as Broadcom, Vitamix, Equinix, and Credit Suisse.

      https://www.incorta.com/about-us

    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
    • 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/
    • 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/
    • 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

    • NPower

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

      http://www.npower.org
    • SIM New York Metro

      SIM is an association of senior IT executives, prominent academicians, selected consultants, and other IT thought leaders built on the foundation of local chapters, who come together to share and enhance their rich intellectual capital for the benefit of its members and their organizations. SIM members strongly believe in and champion: The alignment of IT and business as a valued partnership; The creation and sharing of best practices; The effective, efficient and innovative business use of information technology to continuously bring to market valuable products and services; IT management and leadership skills development that enables our members growth at each stage of their career; The replenishment and education of future IT leaders including a strong role in influencing university curriculums and continuing education; Working with the IT industry to shape its direction; Policies and legislation that stimulate innovation, economic development, healthy competition and IT job creation; Serving our communities and the industry through giving and outreach

      http://nysim.org/

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    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.

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