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2021 HMG Live! Minneapolis CIO Executive Leadership Summit - DIGITAL

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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


    • Bryce Austin, CISM
      Strategist & CEO
      TCE Strategy

      Bryce Austin is a leading voice on communication techniques with executive leadership on technology and cybersecurity issues. With over 10 years of experience as a CIO and CISO, Bryce has influenced the boards of companies in industries as diverse as financial services, retail, healthcare, technology and manufacturing industries. He founded TCE Strategy, which specializes in strategic consulting on technology and cybersecurity.

      Bryce holds a CISM certification and is known as a thought leader, cybersecurity expert and nationally-recognized public speaker. He started his technology career on a Commodore PET computer and a cassette tape drive. Bryce is known for creating business value from technology opportunities, implementing technology security that promotes a positive end-user experience, and wearing t-shirts with clever jokes so obscure that they are often humorous only to himself.

      Bryce received a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Illinois. He, his wife and two young sons live in Lakeville, MN.

      Fun fact: Bryce is a weekend high-speed track driver and coach at venues across the USA. He has over 15 years of experience, and has driven cars as diverse as an 85 horsepower Saturn to a 650 horsepower Porsche 911 Turbo. He has had over 100 students, none of whom have died while under his instruction.

    • Teddy Bekele
      SVP & CTO
      Land O'Lakes

      Teddy serves as the Chief Technology Officer, leading Land O’Lakes’ Ag Tech and IT organizations and is responsible for developing and implementing technology solutions for retail and farmer customers to help them produce more sustainable outputs by leveraging agronomic insights from Answer Plot® locations, labs, the Winfield United Innovation Center and the collective knowledge of our organization. Teddy’s application of technology and data to the practice of farming has shaped product offerings such as WinField United's R7® Tool, Answer Tech and ATLAS portal.

      Prior to his current role, Teddy served as Vice President, Ag Technology for WinField United, as well as  Business CIO for WinField United providing full IT management and leadership responsibilities. Teddy holds an MBA from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University.

    • Shaun Braun
      SVP of Digital Transformation
      3M

      Shaun Braun is the Senior Vice President of Digital Transformation at 3M.  In this role, Shaun is responsible for developing and leading the enterprise digital strategy including technical and commercial leadership across the business teams and enterprise operations.

       

      Shaun was previously at Stryker Corporation for 12 years holding multiple leadership positions including Group CIO and the Vice President of Digital Technology and Innovation. Prior to his time at Stryker, Shaun held leadership positions at Oracle, PeopleSoft, and JD Edwards.

       

      Shaun has a bachelor’s degree in Neurobiology from University of California Berkeley and a MBA from University of California Berkeley Haas School of Business.

       

      Shaun is a senior technology executive with leadership experience in medical science, software development, and global supply chains.  He was a founding member of AdvaMed’s Digital Health Executive Leadership Group, has been published in medical journals and was recognized by Fortune magazine as a top 10 Service Leader.

    • Sarah Engstrom
      CISO and VP IT Security, Productivity & Privacy
      CHS Inc.

      Sarah Engstrom is Chief Information Security Officer at CHS, Inc. Located in Inver Grove Heights, MN, CHS, Inc. is a farmer-owned cooperative in energy, agriculture and financial services - serving a diverse set of domestic and international customers. Sarah joined CHS in December 2015 and is responsible for building an information security program that spans governance, compliance, architecture and incident management. In addition to security, Sarah leads data privacy and employee productivity for the organization.

      Sarah spent the last 13 years of her career with Target in a senior leadership role for both Information Technology and Information Security organizations. She has experienced and navigated significant challenges as well as multiple organizational changes in the security industry. She is excited to bring her expertise to a new organization and establish a program that supports culture, builds trust and fosters open collaboration and problem-solving.

      Sarah's passions extend beyond the corporate realm. She is very active in fitness, health and well-being, yoga and travel. These passions enable her to provide an open, supportive and nurturing environment to her co-workers and team - a means to differentiate herself in an otherwise stressful and tumultuous field.

    • Tony Leng
      Managing Director, Digital Transformation and CIO Practice Lead
      Diversified Search

      Tony Leng is a Managing Director of Diversified Search and leads the firm’s Digital Transformation and CIO practice from its San Francisco office.  Previously, Tony was Managing Partner of Hodge Partners. Tony has conducted many “C” level searches for organizations where leaders are transforming/building organizations that are taking advantage of digital technologies.  He has conducted “C” level searches conducted for organizations such as Aurora Healthcare, Axalta, Catholic Health Initiatives, Blue Shield of California, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Delta Dental, Dignity Health, Esurance, Kaiser Permanente, Novant Health, PG&E, Polycom, Sutter Health, Symmetricom, TE Connectivity, and Wellmark. 

      Prior to his executive search experience, Tony was a Board member of three public companies and CEO of a $600 million Public Company. Before that, Tony ran a $1 billion division of a telephone company focused on corporate users and had responsibility for all data services and networking products. While at the telephone company, he was founder and Chairman of its ISP and a board member of its 2 million-subscriber cell phone subsidiary. 

      Tony uses his operating experience from being a CEO, financial background as a CPA and CA, and technical knowledge from the work that he has done for Tech companies to drill down and understand at a nuanced level what his clients are seeking to achieve as they build their teams. He has written numerous papers on technology leadership and the challenges facing technology leaders today and authors a blog, ‘Resources for the Modern CIO” (www.tonyleng.com).

      The core of Tony’s consulting has been with senior leaders who are seeking to transform their organizations as they face a future of rapid change, digitization, regulation, shifting markets, and increasingly connected and informed customers.

      Tony has facilitated the Fisher CIO Forum for the past 12 years.  The Forum is a monthly venue for CIO’s and CTO’s to discuss topics of relevance in their daily lives, and has afforded these leaders the opportunity to develop a close network to discuss current challenges in a peer group environment on a confidential basis.  Participating companies have included: Blue Shield, Clorox, Cost Plus, Delta Dental, Dignity Health, Esurance, Facebook, FitBit, Franklin Templeton, Gap, Genentech, Kaiser Permanente, Levi Strauss, McKesson, Macys.com, Matson, Mulesoft, Okta, PG&E, Restoration Hardware, Ross Stores, Safeway, Salesforce.com, Schwab, Splunk, Uber, VMWare, and Williams-Sonoma among others. 

      Tony received a Bachelor of Commerce (with honors), University of Cape Town, South Africa and is a Chartered Accountant and CPA.

    • Brian Lillie
      Chief Product & Technology Officer and (acting) CIO
      Zayo

       

    • John McKennell
      VP, CISO
      ECMC Group

      John McKennell serves as ECMC Group’s Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing the assessment, design, development and ongoing management of information security risk and compliance, ensuring appropriate organizational policies, procedures, and technical requirements are in place to maintain confidentiality and compliance with relevant regulatory laws, such as the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).

       

      He has experience leading information technology risk and compliance programs in heavily regulated industries, ensuring technical infrastructures and information processing were in compliance with the law, regulations and contractual obligations.

       

      Prior to ECMC, Mr. McKennell served as the chief security officer and privacy officer with multi-site companies and multi-company enterprises, such as Stream Global Services. 

    • 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.

    • Anne Plese
      Senior Director, Product Marketing
      Rimini Street

      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.

    • Tim Rolfing
      AVP Information Technology
      Western National Insurance

      Tim Rolfing is Assistant Vice President Information Technology at Western National Insurance Group.

      Tim has served in a variety of information technology leadership roles over the last twenty plus years with a focus in the Financial Services, Health Care and Property and Casualty Insurance industry.  Currently, Tim is responsible for Strategic Projects and Planning at Western National Insurance Group, a private mutual insurance company with 115 years of experience serving policyholders' property-and-casualty insurance needs.   Most recently, he is leading their agile adaption journey.

      Prior to that, Tim has held a variety of senior leadership roles over Application Development, Mergers and Acquisitions, Security, Architecture and Chief of Staff for the CIO at Travelers, Allianz Life, CHS and Optum.   Tim has also served in a consulting role during his career, most recently at Mayo Clinic.   

      Tim has earned his Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification and the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriting (CPCU) designation.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire and an MBA from Marquette University.

    • 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. 

    • Gary Sorrentino
      Chairman of the Zoom CISO Council, Global Deputy CIO
      Zoom

      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
      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.

    • Kirsten Wolberg
      Former CTO and COO
      DocuSign

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    September 28, 2021 - 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM CT

     

    1:00 PM - 1:10 PM 

    Welcome and Introduction 

    Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy

    Tim Rolfing, Director of IT, Dedicated Networks and President, Minnesota SIM Chapter


    1:10 PM - 1:30 PM 

    OPENING EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: Bryce Austin, Strategist and CEO, TCE Strategy

    Colonial Pipeline, JBS Foods and CNA Financial have put ransomware at the top of most cybersecurity professionals' lists. This interview will explore critical issues facing senior technology leaders including changes since the Target breach, best technologies for cybersecurity and insider threats.

     


    1:30 PM - 1:55 PM 

    EXECUTIVE PANEL: Recommendations for Landing a Coveted Boardroom Position

    Teddy Bekele, SVP & CTO, Land O'Lakes

    Brian Lillie, Chief Product & Technology Officer and (acting) CIO, Zayo

    Kirsten WolbergFormer CTO and COO, DocuSign

    Moderator: Tony LengManaging Director, Digital Transformation and CIO Practice Lead, Diversified Search

    A growing number of company boards are actively seeking executives with enterprise technology experience to help their organizations successfully navigate the digital pivot. But what skill sets are needed to successfully land a board position and what are the steps that CIOs and senior technology executives should take now to effectively prepare for a board role? In this highly informative panel discussion, world-class technology and search executives will share their insights on what's needed to become boardroom-ready - along with the impact that diversity, equity and inclusion criteria are having on board searches.

    1:55 PM - 2:05 PM 

    EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: Preparing the Resilient Workforce of the Future


    Gary SorrentinoGlobal 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. 

     


    2:05 PM - 2:30 PM

    EXECUTIVE PANEL: Essential Practices to Guard Against Ransomware

    Sarah Engstrom, CISO & VP IT Security, Productivity and Privacy, CHS Inc.

    John McKennellVP, CISO, ECMC Group

    Kacey SensenichCTO, Rockingham County Schools

    Moderator: Bryce Austin, Strategist and CEO, TCE Strategy

    Ransomware attacks have increased by more than 100 percent since the start of 2021, with high-profile cyber-attacks having been launched against Colonial Pipeline, government agencies, healthcare institutions and other entities. While intrusion by nation-states and other cyber-criminals can't be stopped, there are steps that CIOs, CISOs and their Executive Teams can take to be more resilient and limit the impact of data or system loss. In this timely panel discussion, security leaders from across a range of industries will share their recommendations for addressing ransomware attacks, including insights as to whether to pay attackers or not.
    2:30 PM - 2:40 PM

    HMG STRATEGY NETWORK ACCELERATOR

    Enjoy a trip around the Partner Pavilion of our new virtual summit platform to learn about relevant technologies and services important to know about while you enter to win raffle prize drawings. Also connect one-on-one with partners in the HMG Marketplace, as well as with attendees and speakers in the social lounge!
    2:40 PM - 2:50 PM

    HMG STRATEGY GLOBAL LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE AWARDS

    Past Recipients:

    Jorge Populo, Senior VP & Global Chief Information Officer, UnitedHealth Group

    Dee Thibodeau, CEO, Charter Solutions

    Tammylynne Jonas, Regional CIO, Self Esteem Brands

    Tarek Tomes, CIO, State of Minnesota


    2:50 PM - 3:00 PM 

    EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: Anne PleseSenior Director, Product Marketing, Rimini Street


    3:00 PM - 3:25 PM

    EXECUTIVE PANEL:  CIO Leadership in Action: Leading Boldly During the Crisis – and Beyond

    Shaun BraunSVP of Digital Transformation, 3M

    Gary Sorrentino, Global Deputy CIO, Zoom

    Muddu SudhakarCEO, Aisera

    Moderator: Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy

    When the pandemic forced companies to shift to a remote work model, CIOs and technology executives strengthened their credibility in the C-suite by making this possible. Since then, a growing number of CIOs and business technology executives have leveraged that cachet to work hand-in-hand with the CEO and members of the executive team to help identify and execute on new business opportunities and go-to-market strategies. In the spirit of ‘never let a good crisis go to waste’, what bold initiatives are prompting CIOs to build off their phenomenal successes achieved during the pandemic? In this executive panel, world-class CIOs and business technology executives will share real-world success stories of value they’re delivering to their companies along with recommendations to pass on to their peers. 

    Presenting Partners

    • 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/
    • Zoom

      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

    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/

    Gold Partners

    • Rubrik

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

      https://www.rubrik.com/

    Marketplace Partners

    • Darktrace

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

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

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

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

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

      www.illumio.com
    • Zscaler

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

      https://www.zscaler.com/
    • Auth0

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

      https://auth0.com

    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

    • Genesys Works

      Genesys Works is a national social enterprise that provides life-changing opportunities through corporate internships. We open the doors of opportunity for high school students in underserved communities by providing the skills training, professional work experience, and support they need to achieve career success and a lifetime of economic self-sufficiency. Our goal is to move more of our students into professional careers, creating a more skilled and diverse workforce in the process. We currently serve more than 4,000 students annually across six locations: Houston, Twin Cities, Chicago, the San Francisco Bay Area, the National Capital Region and New York City. To learn more, visit www.genesysworks.org

      www.genesysworks.org
    • SIM Minnesota

      SIM Minnesota Chapter: For more than 25 years, the SIM Minnesota chapter has been the organization of choice for IT executives in Minnesota. Membership includes CIOs, CTOs and IT leaders, as well as consultants and academics from top Twin Cities and outstate business and institutions. The chapter has several meetings each year that feature both business and technology experts. These meetings provide tremendous opportunities for peer networking and valuable connections to the Minnesota IT community. MN SIM Purpose: An association of senior IT executives and other IT thought leaders who come together to share and enhance their rich intellectual capital for the benefit of its members, their organizations and the profession. Key considerations for every Chapter meeting and event include the following: Focus on pertinent IT issues, raise awareness of developing industry trends Facilitate networking and knowledge sharing Serve as the voice of the IT community on critical issues

      https://chapter.simnet.org/minnesota/home

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

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

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

    - OR - 

    • Full time academicians

    If you meet the criteria above, there is no fee to attend. 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.

    All registration requests will be reviewed and approved based upon above stated criteria.

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

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