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2021 HMG Live! Phoenix CIO Executive Leadership Summit - DIGITAL

 

Courageous Leadership and Fearless Reinvention: Focusing a Fresh Lens on the Future of the Organization

 

Engage with world-class technology leaders, openly sharing business-technology strategies and innovation, reshaping the customer experience. Hear from industry leaders thinking differently, demonstrating courageous leadership and fearless reinvention. These top-tier executives will offer stories of successes and share advice on leaning in and leading into the C-suite and line of business, driving disruption and innovations that reshape and reinvent their go-to-market, while fostering a culture of trust and compassionate guidance for their teams.


 

“Trust changes everything for you as a leader, for your IT team and for your relationships.”

- Stephen M.R. Covey

“If I were to choose one group to collaborate with, one conference that I could go to in a year, it would be an HMG Strategy Executive Leadership Summit. The content is rich, the insights are useful, and the connections are amazing.” 

Cynthia Stoddard, SVP & CIO, Adobe


  • Grant Asplund
    Growth Technologies Evangelist
    Check Point Software Technologies Inc.

    For more than 20 years, Grant Asplund has been sharing his insights on how businesses can best protect themselves from sophisticated cyber attacks in an increasingly complex world. As Check Point’s chief evangelist he travels the world enthralling audiences with his passionate and relational storytelling at conferences like RSA and Next100 CIOs and numerous media interviews. Grant’s wide range of cyber security experience informs his talks, having served in diverse roles ranging from sales, marketing, business development and senior management for Dome 9, Blue Coat Systems, Neustar and Altor Networks. As CEO of MetaInfo he led its acquisition by Neustar. Grant is the host of the TalkingCloud podcast (www.talkingcloud.podbean.com) on Cloud security.

  • Benjamin Bingham
    Senior Cybersecurity Executive for a Major Las Vegas Gaming/Entertainment Establishment

  • Stefanie Causey
    Associate Partner, Salesforce Consulting Services - Financial Services Sector
    IBM Global Business Services

    At her best at the intersection of business strategy development, operational execution, and technology transformation, she has spent two decades helping business leaders envision the art of the possible with technology strategy and driving cultural change with highly technical resources that struggle to understand the language, let alone user stories and requirements.  She has a knack for bringing focus and drive to chaos and just simply building organizations that get s**t done and done right.

    She has held leadership positions in a variety of industries from financial services to software organizations and played a variety of roles from being the fixer to most recently building a multi-national organization that drove a technology and culture transformation that replaced a burning enterprise on premise platform with an integrated suite of best-of-breed cloud enterprise applications in less than seven months.  She joined the cloud journey early by taking a practice lead role at an early system implementer adopter and had never looked back.  Her years of experience driving solution architecture in back office solutions across all sizes of organizations has led to her being a highly sought-after leader and speaker, and she relishes the opportunity to share her story as a way to help others avoid the learning opportunities she faced as an early entrant to the cloud space.

    Stefanie joined IBM as an Associate Partner in their Salesforce Innovation Unit, focused on the Financial Services Sector in 2020, to be a part of IBM’s platinum partnership with Salesforce.  She is bringing her strategic business mind to the largest banks in North America, helping drive Digital Customer and Employee Experience transformation without ever losing sight of the humanness perspective that is innate in any journey embarked upon by people that interact with technology.  And man is she having FUN while she’s doing it with some incredibly smart thought-leaders and crazy bleeding edge technology too!

  • Max Chan
    CIO
    Avnet

    Max Chan is the CIO and is responsible for the delivery of all strategic business IT and digital transformation initiatives. Max and his team work closely with senior executives to translate business strategies to IT roadmaps, and drive prioritization of these initiatives through a global governance process.

    Max joined Avnet in 2013 as VP of IT for the Technology Solutions business in Asia Pacific. In this role, he led critical system implementations and enhancements, helping build Avnet’s Global Development Centers, while driving process improvement initiatives in the region. Max was later transferred to Phoenix, Arizona to take on global application and business relationship management roles, before being promoted to his current role in Dec 2018.

    Prior to Avnet, Max held several IT leadership roles including; CIO, Asia at VF Corporation, and VP, IT building efficiency, Asia at Johnson Controls.

  • James Costello
    CISO
    Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold

  • Ricoh Danielson
    Cyber Security Incident Response, Digital Forensic, and Insider Risk

    An Information Security and Digital Forensics professional with over 10 years of progressive experience
    managing Incident Response and Digital Forensic matters across a diverse group of domestic and
    international clients. Experienced in cyber breach, cyber incident and Digital Forensic handling.
    Experienced in partnering directly with law firms, government agencies and private high-profile net worth
    clients to provide digital forensic services. As a United States Army Veteran and seasoned professional in
    the cybersecurity industry with hundreds of cases handled, Mr. Danielson has a proven ability to execute
    diverse, complex, and highly-sensitive situations in a timely and efficient manner while leading subordinate
    team members to do the same.

  • Gary Desai
    CIO
    Discount Tire

    Gary has 25 years of information technology leadership. Including IT expertise in manufacturing, distribution, automotive service and retail sectors. Throughout his career, he has been an early adopter of technology, leading Fortune 500 companies and organizations. He has led teams of global professionals ensuring clear visions and goals leading to team and technology success.

  • Frank Grimmelmann
    President & CEO/Intelligence Liaison Officer
    Arizona Cyber Threat Response Alliance

    Mr. Frank J. Grimmelmann serves as President & CEO for the Arizona Cyber Threat Response Alliance (ACTRA), a non-profit entity, that was developed collaboratively with the FBI’s Arizona InfraGard Program and independently launched in 2013 to enable its private/public sector members to enable themselves to respond to the escalating national cybersecurity threat.  Mr. Grimmelmann Co-Chairs Governor Ducey’s AZ Cybersecurity Team (‘ACT’) and is a Founding Member of President Obama’s National ISAO Leadership Group at the University of Texas San Antonio (UTSA. As ACTRA’s leader, Mr. Grimmelmann was the first private sector representative in the Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center (ACTIC) on its Executive Board. He has held C-level positions in Finance, healthcare and government, focusing on cybersecurity in response to 9/11.  He holds an MBA in Finance/International Business from UC Berkeley, and a BA in Operations with a Business Law minor from the University of South Florida.

  • Firasat Hussain
    CTO
    arrivia

    Firasat is the Chief Technology Officer at arrivia where he is responsible for product development, infrastructure and operations, and data warehouse. He has more than 23 years of experience in software architecture, development, and technology leadership.

     

    Prior to arrivia, he was VP of Software Engineering at Ticketmaster, one of the world’s largest ticketing platforms. He led a digital transformation program to modernize its core ticketing systems that improved system availability, automated disaster recovery, and developed a new global ticket delivery solution.

     

    Prior to Ticketmaster, he was VP of Enterprise Architecture at RR Donnelley, one of the largest print and digital service providers in North America. He led Agile and DevOps transformation across its 1000+ global IT organization, which improved business agility and resulted in higher developer productivity.

     

    Lastly, at Orbitz, he was Director of Engineering where he led delivery of key aspects for global platform capabilities that powered sixteen online brands, including orbitz.com and cheaptickets.com.

     

    He enjoys learning new technologies, writing code now and again, and investing energies to build phenomenal teams.

     

  • Nilesh Joshi
    Vice President and Head of IT
    Global Nephrology Solutions

    Nilesh Joshi has close to 20 years’ experience with information technology leadership and project management in progressively increasing responsibilities across the healthcare, retail, utilities, business and financial services industries.

    Nilesh is the Vice President of IT at Southwest Kidney Institute and he provides the technology vision and drives innovation to deliver business solutions and improve operational efficiency. He leads the analytics team to provide population health strategies through enhanced data integration capabilities such as data mining and predictive modeling platform. Most recently, Nilesh was the Chief Information Officer of Newtek Business Services Corp. (NASDAQ: NEWT) a provider of business and financial solutions. Prior, Nilesh led the new product launches and strategic initiatives for Cigna Healthcare's Group and Voluntary benefits segment. Before Cigna Healthcare, he established the IT Program Management Office (IT PMO) at Republic Services.  He also spent several years at Wells Fargo and Target Corporation developing and implementing business solutions.

    Nilesh holds an MBA in International Business from W.P. Carey School of Business at the Arizona State University and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering (first class with honors) from University of Mumbai (Bombay), India.  He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and member of the distinguished National Scholars and Honor Society, Society of Information Management (SIM), and Phoenix CIO Roundtable Forum.

  • Rob Lloyd
    Chief Information Officer
    City of San Jose

  • Bianca Lochner
    CIO
    City of Scottsdale

  • Jeff McKibben
    CIO
    Ultra Clean Technology

  • Craig Moringiello
    Assistant Special Agent in Charge
    FBI Phoenix Cyber/Counter Intelligence/Technology

    Craig Moringiello entered on duty with the FBI in February, 2002. Upon graduation, he reported to the Los Angeles Division where he worked Counterterrorism investigations. In 2009, he was promoted to FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C., where he program-managed national Counterterrorism and Counterintelligence matters. In 2011, Mr. Moringiello transferred to the Washington Field office and was a case agent for espionage and media leak investigations. In 2013, he was detailed to the Central Intelligence Agency. In 2015, Mr. Moringiello returned to the Washington Field Office as the Supervisor of the Public Affairs and Community Outreach programs. In August 2016, Mr. Moringiello transferred to the Indianapolis Division and served as the Supervisor of the FBI's Counterintelligence Program and Crisis Negotiation Coordinator. In December 2019, Mr. Moringiello was promoted to Assistant Special Agent in Charge at the Phoenix Division and assumed oversight for all FBI Counterintelligence, Cyber and Technical programs in the State of Arizona. 

    Prior to becoming a Special Agent, Mr. Moringiello spent ten years as a Naval Flight Officer in the United States Navy, assigned to various commands including a P-3 Maritime Patrol Squadron, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the USS John C Stennis Aircraft Carrier Battle Group, and an Operational Test Squadron. 

    Mr. Moringiello received a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland. He also possesses a Master of Aeronautical Science degree from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.

  • Hunter Muller
    President & 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 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.

  • Pat Phelan
    VP Market Research
    Rimini Street

    Pat Phelan is responsible for research across the enterprise software market, including applications and technology strategies, software vendor support, third-party support, IT leadership discussions, business development and sales execution by providing enterprise software licensees with quantitative and qualitative strategic insights. She works across the organization to support planning for – and management of – the enterprise applications roadmap.

    Prior to joining Rimini Street, Ms. Phelan spent 18 years with worldwide analyst firm Gartner, where she served as research vice president for enterprise software and ERP products, and was the leading analyst covering third-party enterprise software support. During her time at Gartner, Phelan provided thousands of CIOs and IT leaders with research and advice on strategies and options for managing the business application life-cycle and costs, and published nearly 300 research reports. Prior to Gartner, she managed the HR systems practice at Grant Thornton, and before this helped to build an HR systems practice at Ernst & Young. Ms. Phelan started her career at Marathon Oil Company as a systems analyst.

    Ms. Phelan attended Indiana State University, where she studied Accounting and Computer Science.

  • Rich Phillips
    Senior Principal Security Architect
    ON Semiconductor

  • Peter Robinson
    VP of Global Applications and Digital
    Avnet

  • Atul Sahai
    SVP, Strategy and Operations
    Ally.io

    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.

  • Kacey Sensenich
    CTO
    Rockingham County Schools

    I began my career teaching in 1997. Using my capability with technology I moved from classroom teacher to Technology Coordinator in Cumberland and Hoke County Schools. I worked with UNC as a K-5 Mathematics Facilitator for the NCPIMS Grant. I am currently the Chief Technology Officer with Rockingham County Schools. I have been in this position for 10 years. I have worked with all members of the educational learning community. I have taught children in classrooms, staff during professional development, and community members during parent sessions. I write the professional development, train the trainers to deliver professional development, and lead sessions myself. I present training locally, at the state level, and at national conferences. When not at work I enjoy reading, crafting, and being outdoors with my family. 

  • Muddu Sudhakar
    CEO
    Aisera

    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.

  • Melissa Vice
    Interim Director, Vulnerability Disclosure Program
    DoD Cyber Crime Center

    Melissa Vice is the Interim Director in the Vulnerability Disclosure Program (VDP) at the DoD Cyber Crimes Center (DC3), an Air Force Field Operating Agency (FOA). The DoD VDP was formed as follow-up to the Hack the Pentagon bug bounty program in 2016 to triage, validate, and mitigate crowd-sourced vulnerabilities for the Joint-Force Headquarters DoD Information Systems Network (JFHQ-DODIN). Formerly at the Pentagon, Ms. Vice was the Chief Technology Officer of the Business Mission Area (BMA) for The Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force, Management (SAF/MG) / Deputy Chief Management Office (DCMO) in charge of road-mapping 400+ information systems to the cloud. Prior to 11 years with the Department of Defense, Ms. Vice was in the private sector at General Electric (GE) Aviation Division, as a global database developer and administrator (Oracle DBDA) for all commercial and military aircraft engine repairs worldwide. While at GE among the world’s most talented aeronautical engineers, Ms. Vice had the thrill of a lifetime piloting her first 360 in a coworker’s restored 1957 Stearman (open cockpit bi-plane). Ms. Vice earned a Bachelor and Master of Science in Cybersecurity from University of Maryland University College. She is the 2010 Gordon Prize winner from the UMD (Robert Smith School of Business) for her paper on Insider Threat, a Visiting Fellow at the National Security Institute (NSI) for 2021, and a national strategist in the Mitchell Institutes’ Project Everest think tank. Presented the U.S. Air Force Civilian Achievement Award in Jan. 2021 for team leadership and resiliency during COVID pandemic.

  • Mark Wittenburg
    CIO
    City of Tempe

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September 16, 2021 - 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM (Phoenix Time) MST

 

10:00 AM - 10:10 AM 

Welcome and Introduction 

Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy

Max ChanCIO, Avnet

10:10 AM - 10:20 AM 

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: Accelerate Innovation by Changing Your Approach to IT Security

Pat PhelanVP Market Research, Rimini Street

Moderator: Hunter Muller, Founder & CEO, HMG Strategy

As organizations increase their digital footprint, cybersecurity must shift from being an after-the-fact implementation activity to inclusion as a key component of business decisions that involve technology. The risks of not getting this right can hamstring innovation efforts. Join Pat Phelan, VP of Market Research at Rimini Street as she discusses how changing your approach to IT security can help accelerate innovation.


10:20 AM - 10:45 AM 

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Shifting to a Hybrid Workforce: Managing and Cultivating a Global Team

Gary Desai, CIO, Discount Tire

Firasat HussainCTO, arrivia

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

Mark Wittenburg, CIO, City of Tempe

Moderator: Stefanie Causey, Associate Partner, Salesforce Consulting Services - Financial Services Sector, IBM Global Business Services

As companies are re-opening their offices, CIOs, technology executives and hiring managers must evaluate the resources that they need in-office and those employees who can work remotely all or part of the time. In this executive panel discussion, world-class CIOs, technology executives and HR leaders will share recommended steps for recruiting, attracting and retaining people with the right skills along with advice for rightsizing the organization while addressing fair labor practices.
10:45 AM - 10:55 AM 

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: As the Cyber World Turns: A Strategy to Increase Security Efficiency

Grant Asplund, Growth Technologies Evangelist, Checkpoint

Moderator: Hunter Muller, Founder & CEO, HMG Strategy

Security practitioners understand the need to implement new controls that help their organizations' defend against the rising number of attacks and Fifth Generation threats like the SolarWinds Orion supply chain hack. But slowed economic growth and the push to secure systems from sophisticated new threats challenges many companies.

These global market conditions underscore the importance of employing a consolidation strategy with a unified security architecture at its center that protects cloud, networks, endpoints, and mobile devices.

Join Grant Asplund, chief security evangelist for Check Point Software Technologies, as he shares the building blocks for putting in place a consolidation strategy that:


• Increases security efficiency with a unified security architecture
• Improves your organization’s overall threat prevention profile
• Eliminates complexity caused by managing disparate systems
• Reduces total cost of ownership

 


10:55 AM - 11:20 AM

EXECUTIVE PANEL: The Administration’s Cyber Game Plan – Actions You Should Be Aware of and Questions to Explore

Benjamin BinghamSenior Cybersecurity Executive for a Major Las Vegas Gaming/Entertainment Establishment

James Costello, CISO, Freeport-McMoRan

Rob Lloyd, CIO, City of San Jose

Jeff McKibben, CIO, Ultra Clean Technology

Moderator: Frank GrimmelmannPresident & CEO/Intelligence Liaison Officer, Arizona Cyber Threat Response Alliance

In the wake of several high visibility breaches at the outset of the new Administration coming into office, cybersecurity is presently at a pivotal point in history given Washington’s immediate response to ‘straighten out the mess’.  This is most prominently reflected in President’s Biden’s initial Executive Orders targeting Washington’s response to the threat! This panel will reveal the apparent policy foundation and the administration’s current execution roadmap, some recent examples of policy execution, and evaluating the panelists’ thoughts on what is likely coming and how to prepare for it. This session will engage you and leave you with several questions to consider in shaping your own priorities in response to our country’s direction in responding to the ‘clear and apparent cyber danger’ that evidences itself daily. 

11:20 AM - 11:30 AM

HMG STRATEGY NETWORK ACCELERATOR

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

CheckPoint will be raffling off a $400 Gift Card!


11:30 AM - 11:40 AM

HMG STRATEGY GLOBAL LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE AWARDS

Recognizing past award recipients:

Max Chan, CIO, Avnet

Bipin Jayaraj, Chief Digital & Information Officer, Make-A-Wish America

Stefanie Causey, Associate Partner, Salesforce Consulting Services - Financial Services Sector, IBM Global Business Services


11:40 AM - 12:05 PM

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Tackling the Explosive Rise in Ransomware Attacks: Differing Viewpoints
 

Ricoh DanielsonCyber Security Incident Response, Digital Forensic, and Insider Risk

Craig MoringielloAssistant Special Agent in Charge, FBI Phoenix Cyber/Counter Intelligence/Technology

Kacey SensenichCTO, Rockingham County Schools

Melissa Vice, Interim Director, Vulnerability Disclosure Program, DoD Cyber Crime Center

Moderator: Rich PhillipsSenior Principal Security Architect, ON Semiconductor

Ransomware attacks have increased by more than 100% in Q1 2021 vs. Q1 2020. As these attacks continue to become more widespread and impact everything from government agencies to infrastructure and businesses, security leaders are divided on the most effective ways to respond to these threats. In this highly-engaging discussion, CISOs and other security leaders will share their perspectives on how best to address ransomware attacks - and whether organizations should be paying cyber-criminals.

12:05 PM - 12:30 PM

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Navigating the Future Course for Digital Disruption

Bianca Lochner, CIO, City of Scottsdale

Peter RobinsonVP of Global Applications and Digital, Avnet

Muddu Sudhakar, CEO, Aisera

Moderator: Nilesh Joshi, Vice President and Head of IT, Global Nephrology Solutions

When organizations had to pivot to a work-from-anywhere model in March 2020, CIOs and their teams made the transition to a digital workplace model possible. Now, as companies are transitioning to a hybrid work model, CIOs and business technology executives are poised to work with the executive team to identify and execute on new opportunities for digital disruption. In this panel discussion, world-class CIOs and business technology executives will share the lessons they learned during the pandemic to strengthen digital business strategies along with new opportunities they see for leveraging digital capabilities to grow the business and improve the customer experience.

Presenting Partners

  • Check Point Software Technologies Inc.

    For the last three decades, Check Point Software has set the standard for Cyber Security. Across the ever evolving digital world, from enterprise networks through cloud transformations and securing remote employees to defending critical infrastructures, we protect organizations from the most imminent cyber threats.

    https://www.checkpoint.com/
  • Rimini Street

    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/

Platinum Partners

  • Aisera

    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

    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/

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/
  • PagerDuty

    PagerDuty, Inc. (NYSE:PD) is a leader in digital operations management. In an always-on world, organizations of all sizes trust PagerDuty to help them deliver a perfect digital experience to their customers, every time. Teams use PagerDuty to identify issues and opportunities in real time and bring together the right people to fix problems faster and prevent them in the future. Notable customers include Netflix, Shopify, Cox Automotive, Box, Slack, DoorDash, Lululemon and more. PagerDuty was founded in 2008 by three innovative software developers who knew what it was like to carry the pager for “always on” cloud services. They made a bet that the early practice and culture of DevOps which encourages collaboration between development and operations would become strategic for every company. What started as automating on-call rotations has evolved into a platform that helps 12,000 companies across 90 countries proactively manage their digital operations so their teams can spend less time reacting to incidents and more time building for the future.

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

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

    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.

  • Ivanti

    Ivanti unifies IT and Security Operations to better manage and secure the digital workplace. From PCs to mobile devices, VDI and the data center, we discover IT assets on-premises and in the cloud, improve IT service delivery, and reduce risk with insights and automation. We also help you leverage modern technology in the warehouse and across the supply chain to improve delivery without modifying backend systems. Ivanti is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, and has offices all over the world. For more information, visit www.ivanti.com and follow us at @GoIvanti.

    https://www.ivanti.com/
  • RingCentral

    RingCentral, Inc. (NYSE: RNG) is a leading provider of business cloud communications and contact center solutions based on its powerful Message Video Phone™    (MVP™) platform. More flexible and cost-effective than legacy on-premises PBX and video conferencing systems that it replaces, RingCentral empowers modern mobile and distributed workforces to communicate, collaborate, and connect via any mode, any device, and any location. RingCentral offers three key products in its portfolio including RingCentral Office® , a Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) platform including team messaging, video meetings, and a cloud phone system, Glip ®  the company's free video meetings solution with team messaging that enables Smart Video Meetings™, and RingCentral cloud Contact Center   solutions. RingCentral’s open platform integrates with leading third-party business applications and enables customers to easily customize business workflows.

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

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

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

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
  • Sequoia Capital

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

    https://www.sequoiacap.com

Association Partners

  • SIM Arizona

    The Arizona Chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM) is a by-invitation federation of senior officers experienced in information and general management. A not-for profit corporation, the chapter assists members in managing information technology. The Chapter strives to strengthen professional communications among members who direct the application of information technology in private and pubic organizations. Chapter activities include: • Meeting to share innovative ideas and real world experiences which address enterprise information needs. • Providing presentations by leading national information-management professionals and executives who benefit from management-information systems. • Challenging our comfort levels by exchanging ideas with peers and business counterparts. Awarding scholarships to institutions for Information Systems students with specific needs. For more information please visit www.simnet.org.

    https://chapter.simnet.org/arizona/home
  • Arizona Technology Council

    The Arizona Technology Council is the driving force behind making our state the fastest growing technology hub in the nation; connecting and empowering Arizona’s technology community. As Arizona’s premier trade association for science and technology companies, the Council is recognized as having a diverse professional business community and top professional networking organization. The Arizona Technology Council offers numerous events, educational forums and business conferences that bring together leaders, managers, employees and visionaries to make an impact on the technology industry. AZTC offers a variety of Phoenix networking groups for multiple industries with different commitment levels to fit every schedule. Council members work toward furthering the advancement of technology in Arizona through leadership, education, legislation and social action. These interactions contribute to the Council’s culture of growing member businesses and transforming technology in Arizona.

    https://www.aztechcouncil.org/

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

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

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

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  • Full time academicians

If you meet the criteria above, there is no fee to attend. Due to the fact that these are virtual events, please only register if you plan to virtually join us on the summit date and time.

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