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“Trust changes everything for you as a leader, for your IT team and for your relationships.”
- Stephen M.R. Covey
SVP & Global CIO
Former EVP & CIO
Michael Del Priore
Chief Information & Digital Officer
Advisor, Investor, Board Member
C Sensei Group LLC
Delta Dental of New Jersey
Ernst & Young
President & CEO
SVP & Chief Technology and Innovation Officer
Senior Partner, Technology Officers Practice
Tianbing (TQ) Qian
Genesee & Wyoming Inc.
EVP & CIO
CIO & CDO
CIO & SVP
Cartus, a Division of Realogy Holdings Corp.
Delta Dental of NJ and CT
Chief Information Officer (Reinsurance) & Chief Digital Officer
Everest Reinsurance Company
Managing Partner, Technology, Digital and Data Leaders Practice
SIM New Jersey
Head of Information Technology and Security
Upendra Belhe, Ph.D.
Former Global Chief Analytics Officer
Cure Insurance/NJ Pure/Silver Rock Risk Solutions
Director Product Management, eCommerce
SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions
VP Global Shared Services
Chief Information Officer
South Jersey Industries
SVP of Operations & CIO
Gerber Life Insurance Company
Chief Information Security Officer
The Weichert Companies
VP & CIO
SVP & CIO
Integra Life Sciences
Chief Technology Officer
Richard M. Entrup
Managing Director, Enterprise Innovation and 5G Solutions
Affinity IT Security
Head of US IT
Managing Director - Global Cyber Risk Services & Incident Response Investigation
Alvarez & Marsal
BISO, Goldman Sachs Research
Head of Information Technology
China Construction America
Alvarez & Marsal
VP - Commercial Insurance IT
Chubb Group of Insurance Companies
E. Jeffrey Hutchinson
Global Chief Information Officer
Avis Budget Group
CIO & CTO
Multiple Employer Benefit Plan
Head of Simulator Development
VP Cybersecurity Governance, Risk, & Compliance at Comcast Cable
SVP, Global Digital & Technology Transformation
Former Group CIO
Sims Metal Management Limited
Chief Technology Officer (Infrastructure & Operations)
Global Head - Digital and Strategic Business
CTO & CISO
VP & CIO
Turner Construction Company
Executive Director Head of Technology IT Risk Assessments & Application Security
The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation
Chief Information Officer
Seton Hall University
Halbrecht Lieberman Associates
Former Chief Information Officer
Konica Minolta Business Solutions USA
Senior Director & Global IT Leader - Procurement, Real Estate, Agriculture and PepsiCo Ventures Lab
EVP & CTO
John Wiley and Sons
Director of IT
SIM New Jersey
Senior Consultant, Business Technology Strategies Practice
Vice President, Cyber Risk
Head of Cyber Strategy & Execution
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group
J Knipper & Co.
J Knipper & Co.
VP & CIO
DCH Auto Group
VP & Chief Information Officer
Former VP IT
Nice-Pak Products, Inc.
Chief Data Officer
MFS Solutions LLC
Director Customer Solutions and Migrations
Amazon Web Services
Chief Product Officer
SVP and Chief Information Officer
Ortho Clinical Diagnostics
Founder and President
CTS Associates, LLC
NA Digital Security & Risk
EVP & CIO
OceanFirst Bank N.A.
Technical Director, Office of the CTO
GTO Global Head of Risk, Control, Regulatory and Reviews
Vice President, BTS Business Operations
VP Telecom Compliance
Delta Dental of NJ and CT
Roota Almeida is a dynamic senior IT Executive responsible for successful implementation of information security, risk and compliance systems and strategies across multiple industries with global operations. Currently, she is the Head of Information Security at Delta Dental of NJ and CT, leading the development and implementation of enterprise-wide information security strategy, policies, risk assessments and controls.
Prior to Delta Dental, Roota was the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Covanta Holdings Corp., a leader in Energy-from-Waste. As a CISO she led all aspects of Information security and risk, including global information security awareness programs, policies, business continuity and incident response teams.
Roota has over 15 years of direct experience in establishing and maintaining global security strategies, architectures, standards, and compliance while driving the necessary cultural changes to affect measurable improvements in the organizations’ security posture. Roota is a recognized thought leader in the industry and serves as a Co-Chair for Evanta’s NJ CxO Summits and Advisory Board Member for HMG’s CIO and CSO Summits. She is also a Governing Body Member for various other technology conferences. She is a frequent speaker at various conferences such as MIT’s CIO Symposium, HMG’s CIO Summit of America. Her in-depth experience and expertise in the field of Information Security and Risk Management can be measured by the various articles, eBooks, interviews and podcasts she has to her credit.
Vice President Information Technology
Judith Apshago is an accomplished IT executive with extensive experience leading IT organizations through major change and partnering with business leaders to drive process improvement and digital transformation. Judith currently serves as Vice President IT for Amtrak where she leads a service-oriented team that partners with the business to provide IT and process transformation solutions and support critical business applications and strategic projects and initiatives. In this role, Judith provides technology leadership for design, development and delivery of integrated enterprise-wide technology solutions.
Previously, Judith was Vice President and Chief Information Officer of U.S. Silica, a leading producer of performance materials and industrial minerals. At U.S. Silica, Judith spearheaded an IT and digital transformation to support the company’s rapid and substantial growth. She led a company-wide technology modernization, shifted IT from a utility provider to a high-performing strategic business partner, integrated multiple acquired companies, and collaborated with business leaders on strategic initiatives that enabled scalability, drove business efficiencies, and provided market differentiation.
Prior to U.S. Silica, Judith held various IT leadership roles with Sigma-Aldrich, BioReliance, and Invitrogen, and spent several years as a consultant with ePresence and PricewaterhouseCoopers. She began her career implementing process improvements within the Department of Defense.
Judith was awarded the 2018 Enterprise Capital CIO of the Year Orbie Award and the Norma Miller Passionate Philanthropist Award in 2016. She has been a featured speaker at conferences and on podcasts and author/contributor for various published articles. Judith is passionate about promoting women in technology and spearheaded Amtrak’s inaugural WIT Summit.
Judith holds a Masters in Public Administration from Troy State University, a Masters Certificate in IT Project Management from George Washington University, and Bachelors degrees in Finance and Math from Hood College. She currently serves on the CapitalCIO Leadership Association Advisory Board, the Innovation Advisory Council for Vation Ventures, and the Washington DC CISO Executive Leadership Summit Advisory Board, and holds several volunteer Board roles at Hood College including the Board of Associates, Computer Science Advisory Board, and the Chair of the Career Center Advisory Council.
Chief Information Security Officer
The Weichert Companies
Christopher Callahan is the Chief Information Security Officer for Weichert Companies, a family of full-service real estate and financial services companies. As a Corporate IT/Cyber Security specialist with substantial regulatory experience, he is dedicated to drive strategic information security controls, establish risk and compliance best practices, create visibility with the executive leadership, control Cyber Security spending, and institute Information Security roadmaps in order to meet business objectives.
With deep Cyber Security and risk management experience, Christopher serves as a trusted advisor to executive teams in designing and executing strategies to protect businesses, employees, and customers from Cyber threats in large, enterprise-wide, complex environments.
Knowledgeable about crown jewel assessment and remediation, Christopher has established sound security governance structures and implemented comprehensive IT Security Programs, including policies, guidelines, internal controls, performance monitoring and measuring, and awareness training, to ensure optimal vulnerability management, protection of assets, and compliance with government regulations and industry standards.
With a commitment to value creation and as a leader in Quality Assurance, operational efficiencies, and organizational readiness, he is an expert in streamlining and reengineering business processes that are audit-proofed and low risk.
His previous experience includes technical positions in diverse sectors – management systems & services, software, and banking. Christopher’s keen business and strategic planning acumen were gleaned as successful owner of a small business services firm.
In addition to his degree in Computer Technology, he holds certificates as a GIAC Information Security Professional [GISP] and Certified Information Systems Security Professional [CISSP].
He currently resides in Mount Olive, New Jersey.
SVP & CIO
Integra Life Sciences
William Compton is senior vice president and chief information officer, responsible for the global information technology function including enterprise applications, technology infrastructure, information security and business analytics.
Mr. Compton has more than 20 years of experience in information systems, systems implementation and business transformation. Prior to joining Integra in February 2013, he was chief information officer and vice president of global shared services at ConvaTec. Earlier, he spent 10 years with Bristol Myers-Squibb and several years consulting on information systems.
Mr. Compton received a B.S. in business administration and M.I.S. from East Carolina University and an M.B.A. from the College of William and Mary.
Executive Vice President, Technology and Global Services and Chief Information Officer
Becton, Dickinson and Company
Jerry Flasz serves as the executive vice president of technology and global services and chief information officer of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a global medical technology company headquartered in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey. In this role, he is accountable for Information Technology (IT), Global Shared Services, Process Excellence, Enterprise Program Management and Facilities Management. He is also a member of the BD Executive Leadership Team.
Prior to joining BD in 2019, Flasz was the chief information officer at Coty Inc. and prior to that served as an advisor and interim leader with Pfizer Pharmaceutical’s Applications Development shared services team. He led the transformation of IT at Avon Products and also served in increasing leadership roles at Avaya, Moore Medical (now part of McKesson), Revlon, AP Products, Inc. and the General Electric Company.
Flasz, who is fluent in Spanish, is a CIO 100 award winner and sits on the board of Executive Forum. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School Advance Management Program.
CISO, Americas Region
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Robert Galvin joined the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in December 2013 as the agency’s Chief Technology Officer. Mr. Galvin has over 25 years experience in both public and private sectors, including leadership roles at one of the largest specialty design-build contractors in the world – and as an executive at a leading supplier of ERP and field service management software for the construction industry. Prior to joining the Port Authority, Mr. Galvin was CTO of the School Construction Authority where he reorganized the Technology department and modernized their enterprise applications by deploying data warehousing, cloud, and mobile technologies.
Managing Director - Global Cyber Risk Services & Incident Response Investigation
Alvarez & Marsal
Cybersecurity Executive Leader with extensive experience leading teams and providing clients with cybersecurity advisory services, incident response investigations, and other technical services, as well as guidance to C-Suite and Board level clients. I serve as a trusted advisor and partner to clients, law enforcement and government agencies, law firms, and industry organizations to address cybersecurity matters including incident response & forensics investigations, as well as vulnerability and threat management matters. He is a Ponemon Institute Fellow and affiliate board advisor to industry organizations including FS-ISAC, Retail-CISC, NH-ISAC as well as other ISACS, and member of the Shared Assessments Steering Committee Board. He has also served on the CLM Cyber Liability Council, the Board of Directors of the NY ISSA, the IT Policy Compliance Group, and the (i-4) Research Committee and he has been Interviewed / quoted in CNNMoney, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The London Times, Thomson Reuters, and other industry publications.
As Global CIO of Conair Corporation, Jon Harding holds worldwide responsibility for the company’s IT in support of both day-to-day operations, and future business growth. Harding joined Conair Corporation at the start of 2004 in the new position of Global CIO. A graduate of the University of Sheffield in England, he has 20 years of IT management experience in the consumer products industry. The Conair IT team led by Harding has completed the global rollout of a centralized ERP system that provides one central source of management information to support business growth. Along the way several acquired companies have been integrated into this central IT infrastructure in a 3 to 6 month timeframe. The IT team is customer service focused with the flexibility to meet dynamic business priorities.
SVP, Global Digital & Technology Transformation
I am a futurist, visionary, technology strategist and a digital transformation evangelist with proven ability to define transformative business-focused IT strategies to maximize today’s opportunities while preparing for the future. I successfully defined and executed technology vision and strategy to evolve enterprises as technology organizations, managed global digital transformation programs, developed cost take out strategies and worked on emerging technologies like AI/ML, Blockchain, Robotic Process Automation. I am a recognized thought leader known for innovating fast and reliable solutions
I am a strategic and versatile executive with extensive international and domestic leadership success at both multinationals and start-ups. I believe strongly in integrating core values into business vision, connecting strategy to execution, and inspiring colleagues and teams to achieve their best.
My colleagues view me as a transparent leader with uncompromising integrity and high expectations of performance, as a coach who seeks to challenge and develop staff, and as a mentor who wants to help guide and counsel top performers. Most importantly, I am valued for inspiring colleagues to achieve their best in a collaborative, team-based environment. I am known as a calming force who drives organizational and process change initiatives while maintaining high standards for performance.
My core competencies include P&L Management; Enterprise IT Strategy, IT Development, Technology Implementation, Transformation, Aligning Business & Technology, Risk Management, Strategic Planning & Analysis, Performance Turnarounds, Team Development & Leadership, Client Relationship Management, Cross-Functional Leadership, Emerging Technologies, Product Lifecycle Management, Enterprise Architectures, Public/private/hybrid cloud strategy & execution, organizational design and effectiveness.
EVP, Chief Information and Digital Officer
Wafaa Mamilli is executive vice president and Chief Information and Digital Officer of Zoetis. In this role, she is responsible for leading the global Information Technology team that powers the business innovation, growth and customer experience through information technology strategies and solutions. In addition, she is responsible for the development of digital and data analytic strategies and solutions for the animal health industry.
Mrs. Mamilli joined Zoetis from Eli Lilly and Company, where she most recently served as Global Chief Information Officer for the company's Business Units with responsibility over sales, marketing, customer experience, medical affairs for the diabetes, oncology, biomedicine and international business units. In her 20-plus years with Eli Lilly, Mrs. Mamilli held a variety of international leadership positions with increasing responsibilities, while building high performing teams to identify opportunities at the intersection of healthcare, information technology, big data and analytics. As Eli Lilly’s first Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), she led the strategy and execution to secure products, devices, manufacturing systems and information across the business.
Mrs. Mamilli is currently a member of the board of directors of Fiserv, Inc., a global provider of payments and financial services technology solutions. She earned a master’s degree in Computer Science from INSEA in Rabat, Morocco, and a master’s degree in Business Applications of Information and Technology from Université Rennes in Rennes, France. In addition, Mrs. Mamilli holds a General Management Certificate from the London Business School and completed the Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management program.
Senior Managing Director, Technology Management & Enablement, Global Technology Services
Quintin McGrath is a passionate leader, a global team builder, and an energetic champion for change. He joined Deloitte 20+ years ago as the first South Africa CIO. In 2001, he moved with Deloitte to the US as a key member of the Global CIO’s leadership team. He continues to serve on Deloitte’s Global Technology Executive team.
Over his career, Quintin has led various global technology programs and provided leadership through many critical technology transformations. He spent 8 years leading the Global Application Development team. In 2015, he initiated the transition of Deloitte to becoming a shared services-based organization and now leads a global group that covers a range of IT disciplines to provide frameworks, tools, and capabilities to enable a more agile and responsive global IT team. This includes the global Enterprise Architecture, Innovation, Quality and Certifications, Services Standards and Catalog, Project Management Office, and Change Management pillars.
Quintin is an Electronic Engineer by profession, holding an MS Degree in Engineering from the University of Cape Town. He also has a Business Leadership MBA from the University of South Africa and a MA from Wheaton College in Chicago. As a proponent of life-long learning, he is currently pursuing a Doctor of Business Administration from the University of South Florida with a focus on ethics and AI.
Along with his determination for personal growth, he is dedicated to developing the people around him, and especially the next generation of millennial leaders. He enjoys photography, spending time with his family, especially his three grandchildren who affectionately call him GQ (for Grandad Quintin), and is an environmental sustainability enthusiast. Quintin currently resides in Chicago, IL with his wife Megan.
SIM New Jersey
Over 25 years of progressive experience managing functions, projects, departments and budgets ■ Visionary Senior IT Director using technology to enable the business to do what they do even better. ■ Extensive experience in major projects, including data center consolidations, storage and infrastructure upgrades, software refresh, major systems application release, internalization of disaster recovery ■ Directed IT technical and infrastructure areas, including service desk, network operations center, data center operations, facilities management, voice/PBX, change and problem management, data and mobile communications ■ Management of outsourced services providers ■ Strategic vendors relationship management for all areas of information technology including hardware, software, telecommunications and services ■ Effectively managed the change and problem management areas, created and updated policies and procedures, oversaw various regulatory and industry audits and assessments ■ Performs management with sense of urgency, dependability, and integrity, making the correct decision at a critical juncture in a crisis or critical situation in a timely manner ■ Strong communication and interpersonal skills with an outgoing personality, team building and leadership skills that lend themselves to significant interaction within the organizational hierarchy ■ Successfully completed Advanced Negotiation Training and Skills, resulting in high levels of vendor service and responsiveness and cost savings ■ Build, enhance, and motivate a high performing IT and infrastructure team
Specialties: Infrastructure Management & Strategic Planning, Financial Management and Budgeting, Process Improvement, 7x24 Data Center Operations, Voice, Data, and Mobile Communications, Vendor Relationship Management, Business Continuity, Strategic Sourcing and Procurement, Facilities Services, Service Desk, Help Desk, Project Management, VMware, HP NonStop, PBX systems, , Nimble Storage, Cisco
President & CEO
Hunter Muller is a charismatic industry pioneer and a modern-day Renaissance Man. As a global C-suite advisor and coach for the past 30 years, Hunter’s insights and concepts have been successfully applied by Fortune 1000 organizations worldwide to accelerate executive performance, propel the career ascent of C-level executives, and to drive transformative innovation and create new waves of value.
Hunter is the President and CEO of HMG Strategy, LLC, the largest independent, objective, transparent and collaborative executive network in the world. HMG focuses on innovation and breakthrough strategies for core, parallel and new markets while studying the most successful organizations eco-systems and platforms such as Amazon and Microsoft.
HMG Strategy is the provider of thought leadership and networking events for CIOs, CISOs, and senior technology executives. HMG Strategy offers a unique, integrated model for enabling C-level executives and their companies to draw upon courageous leadership to reimagine, reinvent, and rebuild their business models to attain the genius-level thinking required in today’s dynamic business landscape to achieve competitive advantage in the digital frontier.
Hunter's passion for the role of the technology executive in transforming the business is reflected in the 7 Pillars of Trust which embody HMG Strategy's unique business model.
Complementing HMG Strategy’s world-renowned events is HMGNextVentures, a venture capital accelerator aimed at helping connect CIOs with the most innovative technology companies and entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley to Tel Aviv. HMG Strategy also partners with the world’s leading venture capital firms, including Amplify Partners, Greylock Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Sequoia Capital. HMG Strategy connects CEOs, CIOs, and other C-level executives with startup technologies backed by the leading VCs to identify opportunities for innovation and business transformation.
Meanwhile, HMG Strategy’s award-winning Research Team advises the world’s technology companies such as Adobe, Nutanix, and Workday on branding, messaging, and Voice of the Customer strategies.
Hunter has published five that draw from his extensive business experience: The Transformational CIO (Wiley, March 2011), On Top of the Cloud (Wiley, January 2012), Leading the Epic Revolution (Wiley, September 2013) and The Big Shift in IT Leadership (Wiley, July 2015) and The CEO of Technology (Wiley, January 2018). Hunter is now working on his sixth book: 'Enterprise 2025', which is slated to be published in January 2020. As a result, Hunter’s unique position of knowing the thoughts, challenges, and opportunities of the IT Leader, he is asked to speak at a variety of venues such as IBM’s Cloud Expo and on TheStreet.com.
Hunter and HMG Strategy support a variety of charitable causes, including the American Cancer Society, Save the Children, and Year Up, and Hunter personally gives back his time and ideas as a member of the Executive Committee of the Fairfield/Westchester Chapter of the Society for Information Management.
An intrepid international athlete, Hunter is an ardent yacht racer, a world-class skier, and an extreme fitness guru. Hunter is passionate about ocean and mountain adventures and spending time with his sons, Chase and Brice.
Hunter earned a Bachelor of Science in the Babson College School of Management.
Senior Director, Product Marketing
Marketing leader and technology evangelist with 20 years of experience in product marketing and management. Powerful blend of business, leadership, technical, and communication skills.
Experienced in Private Cloud, Hybrid Cloud, IoT, IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, Networking, Open Source, and Big Data. Deep background in defining customer requirements and influencing buying criteria of enterprise, mid-market, and service provider segments.
Former VP IT
Nice-Pak Products, Inc.
Mr. Puglisi is a business and technology professional with extensive experience managing complex business and technical environments across industries. He has repeatedly maximized the effectiveness of existing staff and improved relationships with business leaders. He is adept at building and leading teams and creating cross-functional partnerships to deliver on business initiatives. Mr. Puglisi has particular strengths in leadership, strategic vision, innovation and communication. In his column, View from the Bridge, he writes about business and technology and makes interesting, often humorous personal observations. Mr. Puglisi is currently a member of the North Andover Investors Collaborative, Board member of a specialty beverage manufacturer, Partner at Versento and advisor to several other companies. Most recently, Mr. Puglisi was Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Innovairre Communications, the worldwide leader in fundraising, supporting agencies and nonprofit organizations. Prior to that, Mr. Puglisi was Vice President and CIO for EMCOR Group Inc., the world's leader in specialty construction, facilities services and energy infrastructure, Vice President and CIO at Chartwell Re, a major insurance and reinsurance company and Corporate Director of IT at Lehrer McGovern Bovis, one of the largest Construction Management firms in the world. Mr. Puglisi started his business career as a partner of a quantitative marketing analysis consulting company for over 14 years. Responsibilities included sales, account management, marketing, product development, system installation, training, support and management consulting.
EVP & CIO
Wyndham Hotels and Resorts
Scott Strickland will spearhead the ongoing effort to enhance and implement Wyndham’s overall technology strategy and the continued migration of the company’s 18 brands to the Sabre SynXis property management and central reservation system. Wyndham Hotel Group was the first global hospitality company of its scale to roll out the system helping economy and midscale hoteliers grow their business by more efficiently managing pricing and inventory
With 25 years of experience in the field of information technology, Strickland joins Wyndham from D+M Group where he led the company’s information technology function as chief information officer. Prior to this position, Strickland held the role of executive director, information technology with Nissan North America. Previously, he held technology roles at Stanley Black & Decker, IBM and Mars, Inc.
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.
CIO & CDO
Gabrielle Wolfson is Senior Vice President, Chief Information & Digital Officer for Quest Diagnostics.
Ms. Wolfson leads technology, informatics and digital solutions at Quest, continuing the important work of the Healthcare Technology and Analytics Solutions (HTAS) team to empower consumers, providers, health systems and payers with critical insights to effectively manage population health. She also leads the Quanum Software and Sports Diagnostics businesses.
Prior to joining Quest in 2019, she served as Global Chief Information Officer for Xerox Corp. There Ms. Wolfson worked on transforming a high cost, complex technology landscape into a dynamic digital business, offering services on demand both internally and externally. Prior to Xerox, Ms. Wolfson was CIO at Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, Panasonic, Integra Life Sciences and Par Pharmaceutical. Earlier, she was a practice leader in life sciences and pharmaceutical industries at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
September 30, 2021 - 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET
Welcome and Introduction
Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy and Brian Mecca, President, SIM New Jersey
1:10 PM - 1:20 PM
EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: Leading Global Teams and Growing Diverse Talent at Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD)
Jerry Flasz, EVP Technology and Global Services, and CIO, Becton, Dickinson and Company
Global CIOs are looking for effective ways to keep their global teams connected, engaged and productive, while focusing on growing diverse talent to meet the needs of the business.
Jerry Flasz, EVP Technology and Global Services, and CIO, Becton, Dickinson and Company, will share a candid interview with Hunter Muller, President and CEO of HMG Strategy, on leading world class teams, focusing on the dynamics of talent, as well as his focus on accelerating automation capabilities going forward.
1:20 PM - 1:45 PM
EXECUTIVE PANEL: Courageous Leadership and Fearless Reinvention: Focusing a Fresh Lens on the Future of the Organization
Moderator: Joseph Puglisi, Former VP IT, NicePak
Jerry Flasz, EVP Technology and Global Services, and CIO, Becton, Dickinson and Company
Jon Harding, Global CIO, Conair LLC
Gabrielle Wolfson, CIO & CDO, Quest Diagnostics
Additional panelists being confirmed.
As regional economies continue to open up, many organizations are shifting to hybrid work models. Meanwhile, dynamic changes in the U.S. and global economies are placing pressure on business leaders to identify new revenue opportunities and go-to-market strategies. As a result, CEOs and members of the executive team are leaning upon CIOs, CISOs and technology leaders to help identify and execute on innovative ways to grow the business and to help map what the future of work is going to look like along with a roadmap for how the organization will operate into the future.
In order to support the enterprise on a go-forward basis, CIOs and technology executives need to help reimagine and reinvent the business and help the CEO and line-of-business leaders identify new opportunities in core, parallel and new markets. Technology executives also must work with the executive team to identify what the future of work looks like and provide the infrastructure and tools needed to help support a new way of working.
In this panel discussion, world-class technology
executives will share their advice on the roles that CIOs and tech leaders can
play in fearlessly reimagining the business, fostering an inclusive culture
that galvanizes the team around the company’s mission, and navigating the
organization into the future.
1:45 PM - 2:10 PM
EXECUTIVE PANEL: Accelerating Your Winning IT Strategy with World Class Technologies and Partnerships
Moderator: Dutt Kalluri, SVP, Global Digital & Technology Transformation, Broadridge
William Compton, SVP & CIO, Integra Life Sciences
Wafaa Mamilli, EVP, Chief Information and Digital Officer, Zoetis
Muddu Sudhakar, CEO, Aisera
Advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, data analytics and the Internet of Things can enable business technology leaders to identify potential use cases and make a meaningful impact on the business. These and other technologies can also help to better safeguard the enterprise against cyber threats and risks. Yet the likelihood for success accelerates when companies have strong partnerships with trusted technology vendors who are able to provide their experience with other clients, expertise and resources to bring these opportunities to fruition.
This panel of executives will share use cases for leveraging advanced technologies and partnership that are enabling competitive differentiation and speed to market.
HMG STRATEGY NETWORK ACCELERATOR
Enjoy a trip around the Partner Pavilion of our new virtual summit platform to learn about relevant technologies and services important to know about while you enter to win raffle prize drawings. Sponsor raffle prizes include:
2:20 PM - 2:30 PM
Presentation of the HMG STRATEGY GLOBAL LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE AWARDS
Roota Almeida, CISO, Delta Dental of NJ & CT
Edward Amoroso, Founder & CEO, TAG Cyber LLC
Lookman Fazal, Chief Information and Digital Officer, NJ Transit
Clark Golestani, Managing Director & Advisor C Sensei Group
Faisal Jameel, CTO, NJ Transit
Justin Lahullier, CIO, Delta Dental of New Jersey
Stephen Landry, CIO, Seton Hall University
Paul Fisher, Associate CIO, Seton Hall University
Joseph Puglisi, VP IT, Nice-Pak Products Inc.
John Repko, EVP & CIO, AIG
Michael Salas, CIDO, SUEZ North America
Raj Singh, Global Head of Applications, Horizon Global
Scott Strickland, EVP & CIO, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
Jim Swanson, EVP and Enterprise CIO, Johnson & Johnson
Gabrielle Wolfson, Chief Information and Digital Officer, Quest Diagnostics
2:30 - 2:40 PM
EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: Shrinking Fixed IT Costs to Grow the Business
Anne Plese, Senior Director, Product Marketing, Rimini Street
As CIOs and business technology executives look to optimize IT spending, a common goal is to reduce fixed IT costs (e.g. data center and on-premises software costs) and reallocate the savings obtained into grow-the-business type investments that can help provide the company with a competitive edge.
In this Executive Interview with Anne Plese, Senior Director of Product Marketing at Rimini Street, Anne will share some of the prime opportunities for reducing fixed costs, real-world examples of reinvestment being made toward innovative business opportunities, as well as the feasibility for overhauling back-office operations.
2:40 PM - 3:05 PM
EXECUTIVE PANEL: Safeguarding the Enterprise Against Escalating Global Cyber Threats
Moderator: Rocco Grillo, Managing Director - Global Cyber Risk Services & Incident Response Investigation, Alvarez and Marsal
Roota Almeida, CISO, Delta Dental of NJ and CT
Christopher Callahan, CISO, The Weichert Companies
Patrick Ford, CISO, Americas Region, Schneider Electric
Ransomware attacks are up a whopping 500% in 2021. Meanwhile, the nature of recent attacks continue to become more widespread as these threats are impacting infrastructure, supply chains and other operations that can impact multiple organizations at once. As these and other types of threats continue to evolve and become more dangerous and complex, it’s clear that CISOs and security leaders need to reimagine their cybersecurity strategies to better safeguard the organization now and into the future.
In this executive panel, CISOs and security leaders will share their recommendations for working with the CEO and the Board on looming cyber threats, including how best to communicate these risks and articulate where funding is needed most. These executives will also share the new skillsets that are needed to protect the enterprise as the threat environment continues to evolve.
EXECUTIVE PANEL: Leading and Building a High Performing Culture
Moderator: Judith Apshago, VP IT, Amtrak
Robert Galvin, CTO, Port Authority of NY and NJ
Quintin McGrath, Senior Managing Director, Technology Management & Enablement, Global Technology Services, Deloitte
Scott Strickland, EVP & CIO, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
As remote work has extended across much of 2020 and into 2021, many CIOs and technology executives have expressed concerns about keeping employees engaged and motivated over the long-term. On top of this, it’s also been challenging to convey a sense of organizational culture both to existing employees and new hires. This panel discussion with top executives will focus on what’s required to cultivate a connected culture into the future – including one that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion.
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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/
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/
ManageEngine crafts the industry’s broadest suite of IT management solutions, offering more than 100 products and free tools. We have everything you need to manage all of your IT operations, including networks, servers, applications, service desks, Active Directory, security, desktops, and mobile devices. Since 2001, IT teams have turned to ManageEngine for affordable, feature-rich software that's easy to use. Our on-premises and cloud solutions power the IT of over 180,000 companies around the world, including nine of every ten Fortune 100 companies. As you prepare for the IT management challenges ahead, we'll lead the way with new solutions, contextual integrations, and other advances that can only come from a company solely dedicated to its customers. And as a division of Zoho Corporation, we'll continue pushing for the tight business-IT alignment you'll need to seize future opportunities.https://www.manageengine.co.uk/
Darktrace is the world’s leading cyber AI company and the creator of Autonomous Response technology. Its self-learning AI is modeled on the human immune system and used by over 4,500 organizations to protect against threats to the cloud, email, IoT, networks and industrial systems. The company has over 1,500 employees and headquarters in San Francisco and Cambridge, UK. Every 3 seconds, Darktrace AI fights back against a cyber-threat, preventing it from causing damage.https://www.darktrace.com/
Forescout Technologies is the leader in Enterprise of Things security, offering a holistic platform that continuously identifies, segments and enforces compliance of every connected thing across any heterogeneous network. The Forescout platform is the most widely deployed, scalable, enterprise-class solution for agentless device visibility and control. It deploys quickly on your existing infrastructure – without requiring agents, upgrades or 802.1X authentication. Fortune 1000 companies and government organizations trust Forescout to reduce the risk of business disruption from security incidents or breaches, ensure and demonstrate security compliance and increase security operations productivity. Don’t just see it. Secure it. Visit us to learn how Forescout provides active defense for the Enterprise of Things.https://www.forescout.com/
PagerDuty, Inc. (NYSE:PD) is a leader in digital operations management. In an always-on world, organizations of all sizes trust PagerDuty to help them deliver a perfect digital experience to their customers, every time. Teams use PagerDuty to identify issues and opportunities in real time and bring together the right people to fix problems faster and prevent them in the future. Notable customers include Netflix, Shopify, Cox Automotive, Box, Slack, DoorDash, Lululemon and more. PagerDuty was founded in 2008 by three innovative software developers who knew what it was like to carry the pager for “always on” cloud services. They made a bet that the early practice and culture of DevOps which encourages collaboration between development and operations would become strategic for every company. What started as automating on-call rotations has evolved into a platform that helps 12,000 companies across 90 countries proactively manage their digital operations so their teams can spend less time reacting to incidents and more time building for the future.https://www.pagerduty.com/
We are a digitally native company that helps organizations reinvent themselves to create a way forward and unleash their potential. We are the place where innovation, design and engineering meet scale. • We have more than 20,000 employees and we are present in 18 countries working for companies like Google, Rockwell Automation, Electronic Arts and Santander, among others. • We were named a Worldwide Leader in CX Improvement Services by IDC MarketScape report. • We were also featured as a business case study at Harvard, MIT, and Stanford. • We are a member of the Cybersecurity Tech Accord.https://www.globant.com/
The Sonatype journey started 10 years ago, just as the concept of “open source” software development was gaining steam. From our humble beginning as core contributors to Apache Maven, to supporting the world’s largest repository of open source components (Central), to distributing the world's most popular repository manager (Nexus), we’ve played a meaningful role in helping the world embrace the power of open innovation. Over time, we witnessed the staggering volume and variety of open source libraries that began flowing into every development environment in the world. We understood that when open source components are properly managed, they provide tremendous energy for accelerating innovation. Conversely, when unmanaged, open-source "gone wild" can lead directly to security vulnerabilities, licensing risks, enormous rework, and waste. Our vision today is simple. We are laser-focused on helping organizations continuously harness all of the good that open source has to offer, without any of the risks.https://www.sonatype.com/
While Snehal Antani and Anthony Pillitiere were working to transform their cyber security posture, Red Team operations became a critical part of their strategy, but hiring consultants or maintaining a dedicated Red Team was expensive and could only cover a narrow slice of their enterprise. They started Horizon3.ai and fused military cyber attackers with artificial intelligence experts and automation engineers, to deliver continuous, automated, 100% coverage Red Teaming as a service. No consultants. No professional services. Delivered as a true SaaS offering.
Ivanti unifies IT and Security Operations to better manage and secure the digital workplace. From PCs to mobile devices, VDI and the data center, we discover IT assets on-premises and in the cloud, improve IT service delivery, and reduce risk with insights and automation. We also help you leverage modern technology in the warehouse and across the supply chain to improve delivery without modifying backend systems. Ivanti is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, and has offices all over the world. For more information, visit www.ivanti.com and follow us at @GoIvanti.https://www.ivanti.com/
Auth0 provides a platform to authenticate, authorize, and secure access for applications, devices, and users. Security and development teams rely on Auth0's simplicity, extensibility, and expertise to make identity work for everyone. Safeguarding billions of login transactions each month, Auth0 secures identities so innovators can innovate, and empowers global enterprises to deliver trusted, superior digital experiences to their customers around the world. For more information, visit https://auth0.com or follow @auth0 on Twitter.https://auth0.com
RingCentral, Inc. (NYSE: RNG) is a leading provider of business cloud communications and contact center solutions based on its powerful Message Video Phone™ (MVP™) platform. More flexible and cost-effective than legacy on-premises PBX and video conferencing systems that it replaces, RingCentral empowers modern mobile and distributed workforces to communicate, collaborate, and connect via any mode, any device, and any location. RingCentral offers three key products in its portfolio including RingCentral Office® , a Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) platform including team messaging, video meetings, and a cloud phone system, Glip ® the company's free video meetings solution with team messaging that enables Smart Video Meetings™, and RingCentral cloud Contact Center solutions. RingCentral’s open platform integrates with leading third-party business applications and enables customers to easily customize business workflows.https://www.ringcentral.com/
SafeGuard Cyber protects the human connections businesses need to thrive in a digital world. Our award-winning platform utilizes a unique mix of direct API integration, Natural Language Understanding, advanced policy engines, and deep relationships with cloud-based digital platforms to give you unmatched, real-time monitoring and mitigation on over 50 cloud communication channels. With SafeGuard installed your team can use whatever tools they wish to do what they do best: create value and drive growth.https://www.safeguardcyber.com/
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, the only zero trust platform that securely connects any user, any device, and any app over any network. Back in the day when your users were all on the network and your applications resided in your physical data center, it made sense to establish a secure perimeter around your network. But those days are over, the perimeter is gone, and network security is all but irrelevant. Instead, you need to put your defenses and controls where the connections occur— the internet — so that every connection is fast and secure, no matter how or where users connect or where their applications reside. By moving applications and infrastructure to the cloud and untethering employees from their desks, you can realize tremendous advantages in productivity, agility, and cost containment. With our 100% cloud built secure platform, Zscaler can help you make the move to the cloud, securely.https://www.zscaler.com/
Akamai secures and delivers digital experiences for the world’s largest companies. Akamai’s intelligent edge platform surrounds everything, from the enterprise to the cloud, so customers and their businesses can be fast, smart, and secure. Top brands globally rely on Akamai to help them realize competitive advantage through agile solutions that extend the power of their multicloud architectures. Akamai keeps decisions, apps, and experiences closer to users than anyone — and attacks and threats far away. Akamai’s portfolio of edge security, web and mobile performance, enterprise access, and video delivery solutions is supported by unmatched customer service, analytics, and 24/7/365 monitoring.https://www.akamai.com
Over 500 of the largest and most security-conscious enterprises in the world rely on Skybox for the insights and assurance required to stay ahead of dynamically changing attack surfaces. At Skybox, we don’t just serve up data and information. We provide the intelligence and context to make informed decisions, taking the guesswork out of securely enabling enterprises at scale and speed. Our unified security posture management platform delivers complete visibility, analytics and automation to quickly map, prioritize and remediate vulnerabilities across your organization. The vendor-agnostic platform intelligently optimizes security policies, actions and change process across all corporate networks and cloud environments. With Skybox, security teams can now focus on the most strategic business initiatives while ensuring enterprises remain protected. We are Skybox. Secure more, limit less.https://www.skyboxsecurity.com/
Egon Zehnder was founded in 1964 with a distinctive vision and structure aimed at achieving two basic goals - to place our clients' interests first and to lead our profession in creating value for our clients through the assessment and recruitment of top-level management resources. The most fundamental expression of our client-first vision resides in our structure, which is unique to our profession. Our 390 consultants, operating from 63 wholly owned offices in 37 countries, are organized around a single-profit center partnership. This is designed to eliminate competitive barriers between our offices. It allows us to operate seamlessly when engagements call for us to mobilize across many offices in a country or a region. Large or small, local or global, our clients benefit from our structure by having access to our most relevant resources and relationships wherever they may reside. Underpinning this unique structure is our private ownership. We have chosen to operate our firm independent of any outside interests and are motivated solely by a desire to exceed our clients' expectations.http://www.egonzehnder.com
Heidrick & Struggles actively solves business problems for our clients every day. Through our Leadership Advisory framework, we help companies attract, develop and retain the world’s most talented individuals. For almost 60 years, we have focused on quality service and built strong leadership teams through our relationships with clients and individuals worldwide. Today, Heidrick & Struggles leadership experts operate from principal business centers in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.http://www.heidrick.com
At Korn Ferry, we design, build, attract and ignite talent. Since our inception, clients have trusted us to help recruit world-class leadership. Today, we are a single source for leadership and talent consulting services to empower businesses and leaders to reach their goals. Through our vision, research and tools across 80 offices and 3,700 employees, we convert potential into greatness. Our solutions range from executive recruitment and leadership development programs, to enterprise learning, succession planning, and recruitment process outsourcing (RPO). Organizations around the world trust Korn Ferry to manage their talent – a responsibility we meet every day with passion, expertise, integrity and results.https://www.kornferry.com
Founded in 1956 and privately owned, Spencer Stuart is one of the world's leading executive search consulting firms. We are the advisor of choice among top companies seeking guidance and counsel on senior leadership needs. We have unrivalled access to leading executives around the world. Our clients range across industries, from the world's largest companies to medium-sized businesses and entrepreneurial start-ups. We operate out of 51 offices in 27 countries. Last year we conducted more than 4,000 assignments around the world. Our team of more than 300 consultants possesses a unique blend of professional search experience and industry expertise. Consultants are organized in practices and work in teams, often across international boundaries that maximize sector specialization and knowledge-sharing. These client service teams are supported by first-rate associates and researchers, and backed by state-of-the-art technology. We place quality at the center of everything we do and solicit candid feedback at every opportunity in order to continually improve our service to clients. We channel our knowledge and expertise into a wide range of publications for the benefit of existing and prospective clients.https://www.spencerstuart.com
Amplify Partners, an early-stage venture capital firm committed to redefining IT infrastructure, invests in technical entrepreneurs pursuing the multi-hundred-billion dollar Infrastructure 2.0 disruption. Amplify helps talented founders build valuable businesses by investing the right amount of early-stage capital and providing active company-building assistance. Amplify offers the unique combination of deep domain expertise, early-stage focus and a network of Venture AmplifiersTM to improve outcomes for infrastructure entrepreneurs.http://www.amplifypartners.com
Glynn Capital is focused on investments in leading private and public technology growth companies. We seek to be long-term investors in a limited number of excellent companies with world-class management teams, sustainable business models, and long-term growth potential.http://www.glynncapital.com/
Greylock Partners backs entrepreneurs who are building disruptive, market-transforming consumer and enterprise software companies. We invest in companies that define new markets, including Airbnb, AppDynamics, Cloudera, Docker, Dropbox, Facebook (Nasdaq: FB), LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD), Medium, Nextdoor, Palo Alto Networks (NYSE: PANW) and Workday (NYSE: WDAY).http://www.greylock.com
Lightspeed Ventures is a global VC firm headquartered in Silicon Valley, with offices in India, Israel, and China. With over $7 billion under management, Lightspeed invests in both enterprise and consumer tech startups from early-stage to late-stage. With over 300 active startups in the portfolio, Lightspeed has invested in companies like Brocade, Informatica, Nutanix, AppDynamics, Mulesoft, zScaler, etc. Lightspeed has also created a CIO Innovation Advisory Network to connect forward-thinking IT leaders with Silicon Valley.http://lsvp.com
Menlo Ventures is a venture capital firm that strives to have a positive impact on everything we do. That’s why we support businesses including Betterment, Carta, Roku, Poshmark, Uber, and Warby Parker that are reimagining life and work for the better. Over 43 years, we’ve grown a portfolio that includes more than 70 public companies, over 100 mergers and acquisitions, and $5.5 billion under management. We invest at every stage and in every sector, with expertise in Consumer, Enterprise, and Healthcare. From developing market strategies to creating communities, we provide real impact where entrepreneurs need it most. When we’re in, we’re all in.https://www.menlovc.com/
Sequoia is a venture firm with a 40+ year track record of partnering with daring entrepreneurs. Founded in 1972, we’ve been early business partners with many of technology’s biggest companies (Apple, Google, Oracle, Cisco, and more) along with many emerging leaders (WhatsApp, Palo Alto Networks, ServiceNow, FireEye, LinkedIn, Dropbox, Airbnb, etc).https://www.sequoiacap.com
SIM New Jersey is one of over 30 chapters and 4000+ members that play a vital role in the success of SIM by extending its vision and mission into IT communities across the United States. Our chapter is an excellent way to take advantage of the wealth of IT resources available in New Jersey, as well as the tri-state region. Through workshops, presentations, conferences, meetings and social outings, SIM New Jersey helps you stay informed on key industry issues while enabling members to establish valuable local, regional and even national contacts.http://njsim.org/
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