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"When we shifted to a work-from-anywhere environment in March 2020, HMG Strategy kept us all connected. I continue to speak at and attend their events to stay current on the top geo-economic trends that are shaping the business and the role of the CIO.”
- Lawrence Bilker, EVP & CIO, Pyramid Healthcare
Bryce Austin, CISM
Strategist & CEO
EVP & CIO
Former CIO & VP of IT
EVP & COO
President & CEO
VP & Chief Information Officer
EVP & CIO
VP & Deputy CIO
TMNA Services, LLC
Founder and President
CTS Associates, LLC
EVP Chief Transformation and Digital Officer
Former VP Global IT Services, CIO
Campbell Soup Company
VP & CIO
Lannett Company, Inc.
Managing Director, CIO/IT Practice
Managing Director - Global Cyber Risk Services & Incident Response Investigation
Alvarez & Marsal
VP of IT and Digital
United States Cold Storage
Computer Aid, Inc.
Alvarez & Marsal
E. Jeffrey Hutchinson
Global Chief Information Officer
Cloud Security Architect
The Judge Group
Managing Director, Digital Transformation and CIO Practice Lead
SVP & Head of Technology
VP, Senior Information Technology Manager
Former VP IT
Nice-Pak Products, Inc.
Citrix Systems, Inc.
Sr. Leader - Global Account Solutions
VP - Facilities Services
Digital Transformation Advisor
Strategere Consulting & Analytics Inc.
Sr. Director, Fintech, US East
SVP Global Supply Chain
Ms. Bayles is Vice President of Global Supply Chain for Aramark Corp., a global food and facilities company (August 2018 to present). Prior to that, Ms. Bayles served as Aramark Corp’s Vice President of Global Operational Excellence (March 2013 to August 2018) and Vice President of Strategic Development (October 2011 to March 2013). Before joining Aramark Corp., Ms. Bayles was Senior Vice President of Strategic Operations from 2006 to 2011, and Chief Information Officer from 2003 to 2006 for Tasty Baking Company, a consumer packaged goods company. Ms. Bayles’ educational background includes a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering from Lehigh University and a Master of Business Administration from University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. Ms. Bayles’ career has focused on operational improvements and innovative growth opportunities leveraging technology and process changes. The Board believes that Ms. Bayles’ expertise in the areas of business strategy, operations and technology and her experience with a public company give her the qualifications and skills to serve as a QNB director.
EVP & CIO
Larry Bilker is a seasoned business technology executive with extensive experience in solving complex business, technological, and organizational problems. He is currently the CIO of Pyramid Healthcare. Other roles have included CTO of First Quality Enterprises, Director of Business Architecture at AmerisourceBergen, and CIO of GE's Water & Process Technologies, as well as several consulting positions. Larry holds a BS in Optical Engineering from the University of Rochester, and is a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt.
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.
Chief Information Security & Privacy Officer
Nexteer Automotive Corporation
Arun DeSouza is currently Chief Information Security & Privacy Officer at Nexteer Automotive Corporation. He has extensive global IT and security leadership and organizational transformation experience including as CISO and CIO. Arun’s areas of expertise include strategic planning, risk management, identity management, cloud computing and privacy. His current interests include the Internet of Things (IoT), Blockchain, Zero Trust, Software Defined Perimeter & Self-Sovereign Identity.
Arun earned Master’s and PhD degrees from Vanderbilt University. He is a Certified Information Systems Security professional (CISSP). He was honored by the 1st Global Cyber Observatory by induction into the CISO Hall of Fame in September 2019. He has won multiple other industry honors including CISAO of the Week, CSO50 Award, Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leaders Award, CIO Ones to Watch Award and the Network World Enterprise All Star Award. He is a member of the Society for Information Management and the International Association of Privacy Professionals.
Richard M. Entrup
Managing Director, Enterprise Innovation and 5G Solutions
Richard Entrup is Managing Director, Enterprise Innovation and 5G Solutions at Verizon, focused on helping enterprise clients explore the art of the possible to fully leverage 5G and emerging technology in support of digital transformation and innovation. Prior to Verizon, Richard held various technology leadership roles at prominent global brands including Christie’s, Disney/ABC TV Group, Time Warner, The Museum of Modern Art, Viacom, and Tiffany & Company. He also served as CIO at a global law firm and several healthcare companies with documented success aligning technology investments to strategic business objectives and digital transformation.
A passionate advocate of continuing education and paying it forward, Richard is an active mentor to students in the Executive Masters in Technology Management Program at Columbia University, a Mentor for MicroMentor, a former Taproot Advisor to non-profits via the Disney VoluntEARS program, and a former board member of the Society of Information Management (SIM). As an industry thought leader, Richard is a frequent speaker and panelist at technology conferences and guest lecturer at local universities and is also a CIO Advisory Board member for Greylock Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Mayfield Fund, Blumberg Capital, and HMG Strategy.
Chief Technology and Information Officer
Campbell Soup Company
As CTIO, Francisco is responsible for the definition and execution of the enterprise wide IT strategy, and for ensuring its alignment with the enterprise's business strategy. In his role, he brings a current knowledge and future vision of leveraging information and technology in business model design, business processes re-engineering, products and services development, and support for competitive advantage.
Prior to joining Campbell, Francisco was Global Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Chief Information Officer (CIO) Feminine Care for the Procter & Gamble Company. As CTO, Francisco was responsible for P&G’s global IT operations, enterprise architecture, and IT innovation. He led the information technology master plan to support P&G’s objectives, was responsible for setting technology standards for the company, and drove the IT innovation agenda with focus on Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and Virtual/Augmented Reality. As CIO for the Feminine Care Global Business Unit, he was responsible for the definition and execution of the digital action plan to enable the category strategy.
Managing Director, CIO/IT Practice
Hugo Fueglein is a Managing Director in Diversified Search’s New York City office. He is a leader in the CIO & IT Management Practice in the United States and is a core member of the Global CIO Practice for Diversified Search. Mr. Fueglein is also a leading member of the Global Technology Practice at Diversified Search. He has placed technology executives in key positions across all industries. Hugo’s specialization is in the placement of Chief Information Officers, Chief Technology Officers, and technology executives in IT Architecture, IT Infrastructure, Application Development, and IT Operations.
Prior to joining Diversified Search, Mr. Fueglein was an Executive Vice President with DHR International and formerly an integral member of the CIO and IT Practice at CTPartners. He served clients across industries, recruiting talent to fill critical roles in corporate technology functions. Hugo has completed assignments for CIOs and key leadership positions in technology for a broad scope of clients that continuously utilize technology as a strategic initiative. Industry sectors served include technology, consumer goods, retail, energy, financial services, health care, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, and industrial.
Hugo’s search career also includes being a Principal with both Korn/Ferry International and Morgan Samuels. During his seven year tenure with Korn/Ferry, he was instrumental in the creation of the CIO Center of Expertise. Earlier in his career, Hugo was an economist with Chase Econometrics and The WEFA Group (Wharton Economic Forecasting Associates). While serving as an economist with The WEFA Group (Wharton Economic Forecasting Associates), Hugo refined his strategic process management and developed superior communication abilities in working with a diverse clientele.
BS, Agricultural Economics, University of Connecticut
MS, Agricultural Economics, University of Connecticut
Tammy Klotz is currently the Chief Information Security Officer at Covanta (CVA) based in Morristown, NJ. Tammy joined the Covanta team in June 2020 and is in the process of developing a comprehensive security program for the organization. Covanta is a leader in sustainable waste and energy solutions. Prior to Covanta, Tammy was the Chief Information Security Officer for Versum Materials. At Versum, she was responsible for the Cyber Security Program which included Information Risk Management, Plant/OT Cyber Security as well as IT Security, Risk & Compliance activities. Versum was a $1.3B global electronic materials company with manufacturing operations in 14 facilities across North American & Asia. Prior to her role at Versum, Tammy worked at Air Products & Chemicals for 25 years in a variety of leadership roles. Highlights of her Air Products career include IT Communications, Service & Business Relationship Management, global leadership of multiple IT support teams and IT Audit Manager. Ms. Klotz is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), and is also Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC). She is a Governing Body Member of the Philadelphia Chapter of Evanta, President of the Lehigh Valley Chapter of Cloud Security Alliance and is involved with the Philadelphia Women & Cyber Security group. Tammy was a 2019 Finalist for T.E.N Information Security Executive ® of the Year for the Northeast & North America and recently received OnCon’s Top 10 Information Security Professional Award.
Tammy Klotz is currently the Chief Information Security Officer at Covanta (CVA) based in Morristown, NJ. Tammy joined the Covanta team in June 2020 and is in the process of developing a comprehensive security program for the organization. Covanta is a leader in sustainable waste and energy solutions.
Prior to Covanta, Tammy was the Chief Information Security Officer for Versum Materials. At Versum, she was responsible for the Cyber Security Program which included Information Risk Management, Plant/OT Cyber Security as well as IT Security, Risk & Compliance activities. Versum was a $1.3B global electronic materials company with manufacturing operations in 14 facilities across North American & Asia. Prior to her role at Versum, Tammy worked at Air Products & Chemicals for 25 years in a variety of leadership roles. Highlights of her Air Products career include IT Communications, Service & Business Relationship Management, global leadership of multiple IT support teams and IT Audit Manager.
Ms. Klotz is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), and is also Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC). She is a Governing Body Member of the Philadelphia Chapter of Evanta, President of the Lehigh Valley Chapter of Cloud Security Alliance and is involved with the Philadelphia Women & Cyber Security group. Tammy was a 2019 Finalist for T.E.N Information Security Executive ® of the Year for the Northeast & North America and recently received OnCon’s Top 10 Information Security Professional Award.
James "JP" Laulora
Senior Network Architect
James (JP) Laulora is a Senior Network Architect at Insight, with many years of experience in wireless networking in his current role as well as at Disney, Tech Data, and Accenture. When not working on client projects, JP enables Insight teammates around the importance of new technologies such as Machine Learning, IoT, Edge Computing and 5G. JP has a Computer Information Systems Engineering Degree from the University of South Florida.
Corporate CIO, VP, Digital Technologies
As Corporate CIO of Mars Incorporated, Mario Maffie leads all technology globally across the Human Resources, Finance, Procurement and Corporate Functions. Mario also leads critical digital capabilities that are leveraged across Mars business segments in a common way such as the digital workplace, master data, automation and emerging technologies centers of excellence. Mario holds a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Dynamics from Immaculata University and various technical and leadership certifications and trainings over his 23+ year technology career. Early in his career Mario held brief roles at Philips and Chubb, followed by joining Mars Incorporated in 1999. In his 20+ year career at Mars, Mario has had roles leading technology operations, development, deployment, business relationship management, and strategy across all major areas of the business value chain.
Mario is a modern technology leader that has leveraged several decades of technology and transformation experience to drive a large part of Mars incorporated digital strategy. Mario has been at the forefront of harnessing the power of data, analytics and automation into an integrated enterprise application strategy. As a strategic thinker Mario that has successfully driven global change across many areas of the Mars business. Mario strives to be an authentic and hands-on leader that inspires by example and promotes iterative and agile approaches to work. Mario in a dynamic leader that creates a diverse and inclusive culture that grows leaders that are passionate about Mars business, technology, people and progress.
Notable Career Highlights
Dara A Meath is the Divisional Chief Information Officer and Head of Digital / Ecomm at Conair Corporation.
Conair Corporation was founded in 1959 in a garage in Queens, New York. Conair started out by selling hair rollers and then hair dryers. It continued to expand, and became a public company in 1972, but then went private again after a leveraged buyout in 1985. The company 5 ½ billion dollar business has a large global presence with a variety of subsidiaries like Conair, BaByliss, Cuisinart, Waring, Scunci, White Cloud Charter, etc…
Prior to joining Conair, Dara was the Vice President of Information Technology at The Camuto group. She provides executive leadership as Head of Global IT. Responsible for all aspects of strategic IT planning, implementation and support worldwide as an integral component of business the plan. Redesign cost-effective system strategies, policies, and procedures. Before devoting her work fulltime to The Camuto Group, Dara served as Director of System Implementation at Apparel Business Systems. Re-engineered, developed, and advised companies on existing and new platforms. Designed a customized application structure to support a full business solution. Managed custom modular applications, project management, application training, and implementation plans.
Dara is also the owner of DestinyintheSkye, a local CT accessories business designed to give back the majority of sales to local and global organizations in need. The business was started for her two children, Destiny and Skye with a simple goal to always be passionate in what you do and always give to those in need!
In addition, Dara is actively involved with many Advisory Boards, an active participate of many Organizations, Speaker and Writer for Technology and Business.
President & CEO
Hunter Muller is a charismatic industry pioneer and a modern-day Renaissance Man. As a global C-suite advisor and coach for the past 30 years, Hunter’s insights and concepts have been successfully applied by Fortune 1000 organizations worldwide to accelerate executive performance, propel the career ascent of C-level executives, and to drive transformative innovation and create new waves of value.
Hunter is the President and CEO of HMG Strategy, LLC, the largest independent, objective, transparent and collaborative executive network in the world. HMG focuses on innovation and breakthrough strategies for core, parallel and new markets while studying the most successful organizations eco-systems and platforms such as Amazon and Microsoft.
HMG Strategy is the provider of thought leadership and networking events for CIOs, CISOs, and senior technology executives. HMG Strategy offers a unique, integrated model for enabling C-level executives and their companies to draw upon courageous leadership to reimagine, reinvent, and rebuild their business models to attain the genius-level thinking required in today’s dynamic business landscape to achieve competitive advantage in the digital frontier.
Hunter's passion for the role of the technology executive in transforming the business is reflected in the 7 Pillars of Trust which embody HMG Strategy's unique business model.
Complementing HMG Strategy’s world-renowned events is HMGNextVentures, a venture capital accelerator aimed at helping connect CIOs with the most innovative technology companies and entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley to Tel Aviv. HMG Strategy also partners with the world’s leading venture capital firms, including Amplify Partners, Greylock Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Sequoia Capital. HMG Strategy connects CEOs, CIOs, and other C-level executives with startup technologies backed by the leading VCs to identify opportunities for innovation and business transformation.
Meanwhile, HMG Strategy’s award-winning Research Team advises the world’s technology companies such as Adobe, Nutanix, and Workday on branding, messaging, and Voice of the Customer strategies.
Hunter has published five that draw from his extensive business experience: The Transformational CIO (Wiley, March 2011), On Top of the Cloud (Wiley, January 2012), Leading the Epic Revolution (Wiley, September 2013) and The Big Shift in IT Leadership (Wiley, July 2015) and The CEO of Technology (Wiley, January 2018). Hunter is now working on his sixth book: 'Enterprise 2025', which is slated to be published in January 2020. As a result, Hunter’s unique position of knowing the thoughts, challenges, and opportunities of the IT Leader, he is asked to speak at a variety of venues such as IBM’s Cloud Expo and on TheStreet.com.
Hunter and HMG Strategy support a variety of charitable causes, including the American Cancer Society, Save the Children, and Year Up, and Hunter personally gives back his time and ideas as a member of the Executive Committee of the Fairfield/Westchester Chapter of the Society for Information Management.
An intrepid international athlete, Hunter is an ardent yacht racer, a world-class skier, and an extreme fitness guru. Hunter is passionate about ocean and mountain adventures and spending time with his sons, Chase and Brice.
Hunter earned a Bachelor of Science in the Babson College School of Management.
SVP & Head of Technology
Tom Nogles is Senior Vice President and Head of Technology for Hartford Funds, the asset management business of Hartford Financial Services. In this role, Tom is responsible for the strategy, development and operations of all business technology. Additionally, Tom leads data management and quality, enterprise reporting and data science for the firm. At Hartford Funds, Tom has led a complete modernization of all technology including the aggressive adoption of cloud-based solutions. Previously, at The Hartford, Tom led information technology for a business unit focused on delivering healthcare solutions to the mature market and held a role responsible for the delivery of digital solutions across the full enterprise. Tom has over 30 years of technology experience covering the aerospace/defense, retail banking, healthcare, insurance, and investment management industries. He has also held leadership positions in early and mid-stage technology companies. His areas of expertise include digital, customer relationship management, enterprise integration, mobile, cloud and analytical technologies. He holds a bachelor degree in electrical engineering from Western New England University and a master’s degree in computer systems engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Senior Director, Product Marketing
Marketing leader and technology evangelist with 20 years of experience in product marketing and management. Powerful blend of business, leadership, technical, and communication skills.
Experienced in Private Cloud, Hybrid Cloud, IoT, IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, Networking, Open Source, and Big Data. Deep background in defining customer requirements and influencing buying criteria of enterprise, mid-market, and service provider segments.
Former VP IT
Nice-Pak Products, Inc.
Mr. Puglisi is a business and technology professional with extensive experience managing complex business and technical environments across industries. He has repeatedly maximized the effectiveness of existing staff and improved relationships with business leaders. He is adept at building and leading teams and creating cross-functional partnerships to deliver on business initiatives. Mr. Puglisi has particular strengths in leadership, strategic vision, innovation and communication. In his column, View from the Bridge, he writes about business and technology and makes interesting, often humorous personal observations. Mr. Puglisi is currently a member of the North Andover Investors Collaborative, Board member of a specialty beverage manufacturer, Partner at Versento and advisor to several other companies. Most recently, Mr. Puglisi was Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Innovairre Communications, the worldwide leader in fundraising, supporting agencies and nonprofit organizations. Prior to that, Mr. Puglisi was Vice President and CIO for EMCOR Group Inc., the world's leader in specialty construction, facilities services and energy infrastructure, Vice President and CIO at Chartwell Re, a major insurance and reinsurance company and Corporate Director of IT at Lehrer McGovern Bovis, one of the largest Construction Management firms in the world. Mr. Puglisi started his business career as a partner of a quantitative marketing analysis consulting company for over 14 years. Responsibilities included sales, account management, marketing, product development, system installation, training, support and management consulting.
EVP & CISO
Donna L. Ross was appointed to her current position as Executive Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer in July 2016. In this role she is responsible for Radian’s information security program and business compliance, as well as the enterprise project management and initiative governance programs.
Donna is a senior security and compliance executive with over 20 years of diverse risk, compliance, cyber security, technology, and operations experience within the manufacturing, insurance, banking, financial services, health care and retail sectors. Before joining Radian, Donna had senior level roles in security and compliance and Accolade, Corning Incorporated, GMAC, and Prudential. Most recently, Donna was at Accolade, Inc., a provider of an on-demand healthcare concierge for employers, health plans, and health systems where she served as the head of Information Security and the Chief Compliance Officer. Prior to Accolade, Donna served as IT director, Information Risk Management for Corning Incorporated, joining them in 2008. She had program responsibility for global IT Risk Management, Security, and Disaster Recovery across the IT function including IT Security strategy and policy. Ross also spent eight years with GMAC holding various Information Security leadership positions. Before that, she spent 10 years at Prudential as manager of Information Security, Field Services manager, Data Center manager, and supervisor in Public Relations, Marketing Communications, Fulfillment and Special Projects.
Ross received a bachelor’s degree from State University of New York at Brockport in Economics / Business Administration with Marketing specialty and has received numerous technical and security certifications. She is a lifetime learner and has earned endless certifications such as C|CISO, CRISC, CGEIT, CISM, GSEC, FLMI, ACS, and CTM.
Ross was named one of HousingWire’s 2018 Women of Influence. The eighth annual Women of Influence Awards recognized 85 women in the mortgage lending, servicing, investing and real estate industries who are making notable contributions to both their businesses and to the industry at large. Additionally Donna is highly active in the cyber security community. She was a founding committee member on the FBI’s project to establish Automated Network Cyber Attack Reporting System, is on the advisory board of Secure World Philadelphia where she often presents about cyber security, privacy and threat management, and maintains a close tie to government/industry cyber-experts through the national InfraGard program where she was the recipient of two awards from Director of FBI for Exceptional Service to the Public Interest, and recipient of the President’s Call to Service Award (G. Bush). She is active in trade associations and community service including InfraGard, ISACA, Anna Crusis Women’s Choir, United Way, Red Cross and Big Brother Big Sisters.
SVP, Strategy and Operations
Atul Sahai is Ally.io’s SVP of Strategy & Operations. His focus is on building a sustainable, predictable, and scalable business through strategic initiatives, cross-departmental processes, and resourcing against the GTM strategy.
He brings close to 20 years of diverse experience in strategy & operations, product management, product marketing, and software development from Smartsheet, Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, and Altair.
Atul is passionate about building high impact teams in hyper growth companies. Atul holds an MBA from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Chairman of the Zoom CISO Council, Global Deputy CIO
Gary Sorrentino currently serves as Global Deputy CIO for Zoom Video Communications. A former Managing Director for J.P. Morgan Asset & Wealth Management, Gary was the Global Head of Client Cyber Awareness and Education. For over 12 years, Gary was the Chief Technology Officer for J.P. Morgan AWM’s global technology infrastructure initiatives, where he managed its Data Privacy program and was responsible for Infrastructure, Application and End User Technology Production Support. In 2014, he assumed a new role as the lead for their Cybersecurity efforts and developed a firm wide “Protect the Client” Cyber program designed to raise cybersecurity awareness among employees and clients. With almost 40 years of experience in Information Technology, Gary has served in various other IT leadership positions in firms across the financial services industry. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan in 2005, Gary was Head of Global Infrastructure and Head of Technology Efficiencies at Citi Private Bank, where he was responsible for Global Infrastructure Support and strategic technology initiatives. Other roles he has held include Global Technology CFO at Credit Suisse and North America IT Controller at UBS
Muddu Sudhakar is successful entrepreneur and executive. Muddu Sudhakar was VP & GM of big data, machine learning/AI, security and IoT at Splunk. At Splunk, Muddu has been working on applications of AI/machine learning, big data platform, thin and thick app development platform, open source technologies, IoT analytics solutions and cyber security products. Before that, Muddu was CEO of Caspida. Caspida is the leader in next-generation cyber security and threat detection using machine learning. Muddu and team are instrumental in creating new cyber security market category called “User Behavioral Analytics (UBA)”. Muddu was VP & GM at VMware and Pivotal from 2012 to 2014 for big data analytics, machine learning and cloud services. At VMware & Pivotal, Muddu had responsibility for a wide range of projects including big data analytics, cloud services, and mobile security. Muddu was co-founder and CEO of Cetas which was acquired by VMware in 2012. At EMC, Muddu was Chief Strategy Advisor, VP & GM for Cloud Information Services. Muddu was CEO & Founder of Kazeon from 2003 to 2010 which was acquired by EMC and Kazeon is leader in Enterprise Information Management. Muddu led Kazeon to be a leader in Information Security, eDiscovery, and Enterprise Search markets. Before Kazeon in 2003, he was Co-founder & President of Sanera Systems, a next-generation SAN technology company. Sanera was started in 1999 and was acquired by McData (Brocade) in 2003. From 1996 to 2000, Sudhakar was lead architect and designer of CPU and server technology at Silicon Graphics, Inc.
Sudhakar holds a PhD and MS in Computer Science from University of California, Los Angeles and a BS in Electronics & Communications Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. He is widely published in industry journals and conference proceedings and has more than 20 patents in Cyber Security, Big data analytics, Machine learning, Analytics, Cloud Services, SaaS Apps, Enterprise Search, Information Management, Distributed systems, Storage technologies, SAN/NAS, Server technologies, Virtualization, Search, Information security, Networking technology and VLSI chip design.
EVP & Chief Information Officer
Laura Whitt-Winyard, CISM, CISA, CRISC, RSA-ACA is Global Chief Information Security Officer for DLL Group spanning 35+ countries. DLL Group DLL is a global vendor finance company with more than EUR 30 billion in assets. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, it provides asset-based financial solutions in the Agriculture, Food, Healthcare, Clean technology, Construction, Transportation, Industrial and Office technology industries.
Laura is a Fellow at the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT). ICIT is the US’s leading cybersecurity think tank providing objective nonpartisan research, advisory, and education to legislative, commercial, and public-sector cybersecurity stakeholders in the protection of the nation’s critical infrastructure.
Prior to her time at DLL Group, she was Director of Security for Billtrust. Laura also held senior leadership positions in security at Comcast and Bloomberg, LP.
She has been a member of the cybersecurity community for nearly 20 years and is a regular attendee of DefCon. Laura was featured in the book: Women Know Cyber: 100 Fascinating Females Fighting Cyber Crime. She and her teams have been nominated for and the recipients of many awards spanning multiple years such as ISE® North America & Northeast Project Nominee & Finalist, ISE® North America & Northeast Executive of the Year nominee, CSO 50/40 Awards winner, RSA Archer Innovation Awards & Excellence Awards.
September 8, 2021 - 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET
Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy
1:10 PM - 1:20 PM
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 - 1:30 PM
EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: Examining the Future of Work for Employees
Rhonda Vetere, EVP & Chief Information Officer, Herbalife interviewed by Hugo Fueglein, Managing Director, CIO/IT Practice, Diversified Search
As employees begin to return to in-office environments and companies shift to hybrid work settings, this will have major repercussions as to how, when and where work gets done. In this Executive Interview with Hugo Fueglein, Managing Director at Diversified Search, Rhonda Vetere, EVP & CIO at Herbalife Nutrition will share her perspectives on how the future of work needs to be designed with the employee in mind along with additional recommendations as to how CIOs and business technology executives can help design the future of work with fellow members of the C-suite and line-of-business leaders.
Francisco Fraga, Chief Technology and Information Officer, Campbell Soup Company
Mario Maffie, Corporate CIO, VP, Digital Technologies, Mars, Incorporated.
Tom Nogles, SVP & Head of Technology, Hartford Funds
Atul Sahai, SVP, Strategy and Operations, Ally.io
Moderator: Gary Sorrentino, Global Deputy CIO, Zoom
EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: Shrinking Fixed IT Costs to Grow the Business
Anne Plese, Senior Director, Product Marketing, Rimini Street
As CIOs and business technology executives look to optimize IT spending, a common goal is to reduce fixed IT costs (e.g. data center and on-premises software costs) and reallocate the savings obtained into grow-the-business type investments that can help provide the company with a competitive edge.
In this Executive Interview with Anne Plese, Senior Director of Product Marketing at Rimini Street, Anne will share some of the prime opportunities for reducing fixed costs, real-world examples of reinvestment being made toward innovative business opportunities, as well as the feasibility for overhauling back-office operations.
2:05 PM - 2:30 PM
EXECUTIVE PANEL: Accelerating Your Winning IT Strategy with World Class Technologies and Partnerships
Richard M. Entrup, Managing Director, Enterprise Innovation and 5G Solutions, Verizon
Dara Meath, Divisional CIO, Conair LLC
Muddu Sudhakar, CEO, Aisera
JP Laulora, Senior Network Architect, Insight
HMG STRATEGY GLOBAL LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE AWARDS Presented to:
Lawrence Bilker, EVP & CIO, Pyramid Healthcare
Richard M. Entrup, Managing Director, Enterprise Innovation and 5G Solutions, Verizon
Jon Harding, Global CIO, Conair
Rhonda Vetere, EVP & Chief Information Officer, Herbalife
Laura Whitt-Winyard, Global CISO, DLL Group
EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: Preparing the Resilient Workforce of the Future
Gary Sorrentino, Global Deputy CIO, Zoom
Over the last year, the workforce has had to cope with the many ups and downs that have come with the pandemic. For many, offices were re-opened, then closed again. If there is anything that the last few months have shown us, it is that we need to be prepared to be flexible to adapt quickly to changes as they occur.
Please join this discussion with Zoom Global Deputy CIO Gary Sorrentino as he discusses how you need to prepare your workforce for the ever changing future.
3:00 PM - 3:25 PM
Autumn Bayles, SVP Global Supply Chain, Aramark
Arun DeSouza, Chief Information Security & Privacy Officer, Nexteer Automotive Corporation
Tammy Klotz, CISO, Covanta
Donna Ross, EVP & CISO, Radian
Rimini Street, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMNI) is a global provider of enterprise software products and services, the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products and a Salesforce partner. The Company offers premium, ultra-responsive and integrated application management and support services that enable enterprise software licensees to save significant costs, free up resources for innovation and achieve better business outcomes. Nearly 1,900 Global Fortune 500, midmarket, public sector and other organizations from a broad range of industries rely on Rimini Street as their trusted enterprise software products and services provider.https://www.riministreet.com/
Zoom is the leader in modern enterprise video communications, with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, chat, and webinars across mobile, desktop, and room systems. Zoom Rooms is the original software-based conference room solution used around the world in board, conference, huddle, and training rooms, as well as executive offices and classrooms. Founded in 2011, Zoom helps businesses and organizations bring their teams together in a frictionless environment to get more done.https://zoom.us
Aisera is the industry’s first proactive, personalized, and predictive AI Service Management (AISM) solution that is purpose-built to automate tasks and actions for IT, HR, Facilities, and Customer Service. Aisera's next-generation AI Service Desk works with existing service desk solutions to deliver an end-to-end AI Service Experience for employees and customers. The AI Service Desk automates and resolves more than 50 percent of tasks, requests, and workflows to deliver self-service to users.https://www.aisera.com/
Ally.io is the leading OKR software that keeps teams aligned, connected, and focused on the right outcomes, while giving leaders needed visibility into the work being done, whether in-person or remote. High growth organizations of all sizes use Ally.io to align, track and measure goals and results. Users can define, share and then track their priorities online at any time on web and mobile devices. This helps users stay on track to meet their goals by identifying issues in real time and notifying teams automatically. Our OKR integrations include collaboration tools like Slack and Microsoft Team as well as data and human resource information system (HRIS) integrations. This allows users to seamlessly track and manage their performance using the tools they already use.https://ally.io/
Insight Cloud + Data Center Transformation is a complete IT services and solution provider that helps organizations transform technology, operations, and service delivery to meet challenges and future-proof the business. As an independent integrator, we’re free to recommend the most appropriate solutions — across cloud, IT transformation, next-generation technology, and security.https://www.insight.com/en_US/home.html
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 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/
PagerDuty, Inc. (NYSE:PD) is a leader in digital operations management. In an always-on world, organizations of all sizes trust PagerDuty to help them deliver a perfect digital experience to their customers, every time. Teams use PagerDuty to identify issues and opportunities in real time and bring together the right people to fix problems faster and prevent them in the future. Notable customers include Netflix, Shopify, Cox Automotive, Box, Slack, DoorDash, Lululemon and more. PagerDuty was founded in 2008 by three innovative software developers who knew what it was like to carry the pager for “always on” cloud services. They made a bet that the early practice and culture of DevOps which encourages collaboration between development and operations would become strategic for every company. What started as automating on-call rotations has evolved into a platform that helps 12,000 companies across 90 countries proactively manage their digital operations so their teams can spend less time reacting to incidents and more time building for the future.https://www.pagerduty.com/
We are a digitally native company that helps organizations reinvent themselves to create a way forward and unleash their potential. We are the place where innovation, design and engineering meet scale. • We have more than 20,000 employees and we are present in 18 countries working for companies like Google, Rockwell Automation, Electronic Arts and Santander, among others. • We were named a Worldwide Leader in CX Improvement Services by IDC MarketScape report. • We were also featured as a business case study at Harvard, MIT, and Stanford. • We are a member of the Cybersecurity Tech Accord.https://www.globant.com/
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/
While Snehal Antani and Anthony Pillitiere were working to transform their cyber security posture, Red Team operations became a critical part of their strategy, but hiring consultants or maintaining a dedicated Red Team was expensive and could only cover a narrow slice of their enterprise. They started Horizon3.ai and fused military cyber attackers with artificial intelligence experts and automation engineers, to deliver continuous, automated, 100% coverage Red Teaming as a service. No consultants. No professional services. Delivered as a true SaaS offering.
Ivanti unifies IT and Security Operations to better manage and secure the digital workplace. From PCs to mobile devices, VDI and the data center, we discover IT assets on-premises and in the cloud, improve IT service delivery, and reduce risk with insights and automation. We also help you leverage modern technology in the warehouse and across the supply chain to improve delivery without modifying backend systems. Ivanti is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, and has offices all over the world. For more information, visit www.ivanti.com and follow us at @GoIvanti.https://www.ivanti.com/
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
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
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 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/
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/
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
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/
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 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
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
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
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 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 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 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 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 is a venture firm with a 40+ year track record of partnering with daring entrepreneurs. Founded in 1972, we’ve been early business partners with many of technology’s biggest companies (Apple, Google, Oracle, Cisco, and more) along with many emerging leaders (WhatsApp, Palo Alto Networks, ServiceNow, FireEye, LinkedIn, Dropbox, Airbnb, etc).https://www.sequoiacap.com
The Society for Information Management (SIM) is comprised of Senior Technology Leaders with the common goals of networking, professional development and community involvement. The SIM Philadelphia Chapter is composed of over 250 active members from the area and is part of the national SIM network consisting of 5,000 members. We work together to share and enhance our rich experience for the benefit of our members, organizations and communities. Our core mission is to bring together Technology and Business Leaders to network, share information, collaborate, and give back to the community. The philanthropic organization, Philadelphia Philanthropic Society for Information Management Foundation Inc.(PHSIM), is the sister organization to the Philadelphia chapter, which concentrates on organizing charitable activities for the technology community. PHSIM raises money to provide scholarships to local college students and provides funding to teen computer camps run by other non-profit organizations. PHISIM and SIM Philadelphia work together to run several events and raise funds in order to inspire younger generations to become leaders in information technology. SIM Philadelphia is the premier society for IT professionals and thought leaders. Our value is delivered through multiple networking opportunities, and events, along with education through gatherings, workshops, and forums where practitioners, academics, and consultants collaborate, share knowledge, and experiences. The chapter is proud of its work to improve the community and provide a collaborative, high quality, and enriching environment for members.
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