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2021 HMG Live! Silicon Valley Global Innovation Summit - IN-PERSON

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Menlo Park

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


  • Abhishek Agarwal
    Chief Information Security Officer
    Fresenius Medical Care North America

    Abhishek Agarwal is the Chief Security & Privacy Officer responsible for privacy compliance, cyber security and security risk management programs to assist the Company, including the Board of Directors, senior management, business corporate functions leaders (IT, HR, Finance, R&D etc.) to understand and adhere to legal and regulatory requirements. Abhishek has gained experience working at fortune 100 companies such as Kraft Foods, JPMorgan Chase, HSBC, and E&Y Consulting where he has worked on large Privacy, Information Security & Risk initiatives like HIPAA, Safe Harbor, EU DPD Compliance Programs, Global Data Transfers, Cybersecurity, Security Administration, Identity & Access Management, Information Risk Assessments, Third Party Compliance and Governance. Abhishek is well versed in prevailing regulations in Healthcare, Consumer, Financial industries such as OCC & OCR requirements, HIPAA/HITECH, GDPR (EU DPA), GLBA, PIPEDA, FACT Act, FTC regulations (COPPA, DNC), Privacy Shield (US:EU/Swiss Safe Harbor) and local country privacy/data protection regulations. He is experienced in establishing global compliance programs based on industry best practices namely, a unique combination of ISO 27001/02, GAPP, PCI, BITS. He is an active member International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US), a member of the Information Systems Audit and Compliance Association (ISACA), a certified Information Risk and System Control (CRISC) and certified with ISO 27001 Lead Auditor certification. He received both an Electrical & Electronic Engineering and a MBA from Pittsburg State University, and a

  • Brad Arkin
    SVP, Chief Security & Trust Officer
    Cisco

  • Renee Arrington
    President, COO & Director
    Pearson Partners International, Inc.

    • Renee Arrington offers clients over 20 years’ experience in retained executive search. She excels in recruiting senior executive talent for Fortune 500 companies, private-equity-backed businesses and not-for-profit organizations. She is a member of the Pearson Partners board of directors and leads the firm’s Fort Worth office and CIO and IT leadership practice with clients in technology, retail, financial services, business services, distribution and R&D. Renee conducts searches for board members, presidents and executive directors among other senior leadership positions.
    • Renee was named one of the top 40 Gatekeepers to the C-Suite by Hunt Scanlon Media, a search industry analyst. She is an active member of IIC Partners and the Association for Executive Search Consultants (AESC).
    • Renee is attentive to diversity and believes a well-run search can deliver market insight. Renee appreciates the value of using assessment instruments as part of the search.Prior to joining Pearson Partners in 2006, Renee was a vice president in the technology practice of a global retained search firm, and was previously a shareholder and partner in the technology practice of another global firm.
    • In addition to serving on Pearson Partners’ board of directors, Renee serves on the board of directors of IIC Partners, one of the world’s top 10 executive search organizations, with 50 offices in 35 countries (Pearson Partners is a member of IIC Partners). Additionally, she serves on the boards of directors of the Dallas/Fort Worth chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM), the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) North Texas Chapter and the Foundation for the Young Women’s Leadership Academy in Fort Worth, where she serves as chairman of the board. She is an executive committee member of Dallas Executive Women’s Roundtable (EWR) and a member of Fort Worth’s Women Steering Business (WSB). Renee has previously served on the board of North Texas Public Broadcasting (NPR Affiliate) and was board chairman of the YWCA of both Fort Worth and Tarrant Counties and the Fort Worth Westside YMCA.
    • Renee was honored with the Association of Executive Search & Leadership Consultants’ prestigious Commitment to the Community Award in 2018, recognizing her excellence in executive search and leadership consulting together with her strong commitment to community service and volunteerism toward charitable causes. She has been selected as a 2018 C-Suite Award Winner by the Fort Worth Business Press for her business leadership as well as the civic and social contributions she has made to the community of Fort Worth and its organizations.
    • Renee is a frequent speaker at the HMG Strategy CIO Summits around the country, and is a prolific business writer, having written a monthly column for CIO Decisions magazine and been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, CareerJournal.com, IT World, Network World and Business Process Outsourcing: The Competitive Advantage (Wiley 2005). She was honored among the finalists in D CEO’s 2016 CIO/CTO Awards in the Technology Advocate category.
    • Renee earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from Trinity University and studied at Parsons School of Design in Paris. She and her husband, Michael, live in Fort Worth.

  • Nishant Bhajaria
    Global Head of Privacy Engineering and Analytics
    Uber

    Nishant is an executive in the security, privacy, and compliance space, and he's built teams and programs to help achieve these goals. He typically serves as a vital link between legal, engineering, and C-level leadership to ensure that a company's products help protect user data and secure customer trust. Prior to his current role— Global Head of Privacy Engineering and Analytics at Uber—he led Trust and Security teams at Google. In addition, he's served as the head of privacy engineering at Netflix. He is an instructor on LinkedIn for security, privacy, career development and inclusivity in technology. Finally, he is authoring a book on Privacy Engineering with Manning Publications. 

     

    Nishant holds a BS in computer science from Truman State University and an MS in computer science from Arizona State University. 

  • Carter Busse
    CIO
    Workato

    Carter Busse is the CIO of Workato, where he leads business technology and best practice internal usage of Workato’s automation technology. His thought leadership has been quoted in Business Insider, Quartz, CIO Dive, VentureBeat, and more. As an IT executive, Carter has seen success in both private and public companies with a career spanning 3 IPOs - Excite@Home, Salesforce.com, and MobileIron. He was employee number 70 and the first IT leader hired at Salesforce.com. His leadership expertise spans automation, business technology, security, and IT operations. Current projects include using NLP to improve the employee experience, and driving security automations to new levels at Workato.

  • Stuart Evans
    Director of the Emirates
    Carnegie Mellon University i-Lab

    Dr. Stuart Evans is a Distinguished Service Professor at Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley, where he teaches “Innovation & Entrepreneurship”. He is a board member, educator and author, focusing on dynamic high tech ventures. His professional career spans research (SRI International, Stanford Graduate School of Business,), teaching (The Judge Business School, Cambridge University), consulting (Bain and Company, Menlo Park, California), investing (Sand Hill Venture Group, Menlo Park, California) and executive management (Shugart Corporation, a Xerox subsidiary, Sunnyvale, California). He has published widely on high tech ventures. His latest book Super-Flexibility for Knowledge Enterprises (Springer, 2005, second edition, 2009) is co-authored with Prof. Homa Bahrami from the Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley. The book is based on their collective field research and practical experience in Silicon Valley since 1982. It puts forward a practical toolkit for dynamic adaptation in high tech ecosystems.

  • Tim Guhl
    VP of Sales
    Singtel

    Timothy Guhl, was appointed Head Sales and New Logo Acquisition for Singtel USA on March 15th 2017.

    With 21 years of IT/Telecomm experience including advanced degrees and training in international technology, cloud and security with senior leadership/executive positions held in such organizations as CenturyLink/Lumen, C-Beyond and AT&T.  He also holds a Bachelor in Computer Science, a Masters of Science degree from Colorado State University, and a Masters Certificate in Cybersecurity from Harvard University. 

  • Amir Hameed
    VP, Worldwide Solutions Sales and Engineering
    RingCentral

    Amir Hameed is a professional engineer with over 25 years of Unified Communications and Contact Center domain expertise in presales leadership roles in companies including Avaya, Sonus, Nortel Networks and 8x8. As the current Vice President, Worldwide Solution Sales and Engineering at RingCentral, Amir and his organization support the digital transformation strategies of customers of all segments worldwide as they migrate their business communications to the Cloud.  Amir resides with his family in Toronto, Canada.

  • Chris Jacquet
    Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, Enterprise Security
    Hitachi Vantara

    Jacquet is responsible for enterprise information security, establishing and maintaining a corporate-wide information security program to protect Hitachi Vantara’s information assets. He and his team identify, evaluate and report on information security risks to meet compliance and regulatory requirements. Jacquet also leads enterprise security programs including security operations, incident response, vulnerability management, identity management, network security, disaster recovery and risk policies. He supports client services for Hitachi Vantara’s Managed Services offering, including governance and compliance. In September 2017, Jacquet’s role expanded to include the security governance of Hitachi Vantara’s products and services. Previously, Jacquet was senior director of cloud security and compliance, and acting CISO for cloud infrastructure at Marketo where he built and led cross-functional teams to secure their software products. Before this, his roles included senior director of global IT Security, compliance, risk management and governance at Symantec, and multiple leadership roles at Hewlett-Packard during his 26-year tenure there. Jacquet holds a marketing certificate from UC Berkeley and an engineering degree in computer science from Institut National des Sciences Appliqués (Lyon, France). He is fluent in French and conversational in German. He holds a private pilot’s certificate and is an active member pilot of Angel Flight West, a volunteer organization.

  • Alicia Johnson
    Principal, Technology Transformation
    Ernst & Young

    Alicia is a highly accomplished leader and prior storage infrastructure technology CIO of a $9B company, focused on helping clients through technology-centric disruption.  She has led global data center transformations and is an executive in our North America region driving executive cloud strategy & cloud infrastructure design.  She brings more than 20 years of Infrastructure experience and assists clients through cloud transformations, global data center infrastructure services, and infrastructure outsourcing, including the business case and operating models.  She if a firm believer it takes people, process, and technology to transform. 

    She has led one of the largest SAP to Azure cloud transformations for a client in the west, and leverages her expertise with all cloud platforms including GCP, AWS, and Azure for her clients.

     

    Alicia is a thought leader frequently invited for public speaking, presentations and key note speeches on technology and women in business. Skilled practitioner in Cloud, AI, RPA, Blockchain, Enterprise Platforms (SAP, Salesforce) and scaled agile methodologies. 

  • Shadaab Kanwal
    Executive Leader of Digital, Data, and Analytics Services
    Charles Schwab

    SHADAAB KANWAL serves as the Executive Leader Digital, Data and Analytics Services and Managing Director Digital, Analytics and Innovation at Charles Schwab, 13th largest US bank, and most innovative Fortune 50 investment services, with $3.7 trillion in client assets and 12+M accounts.

    ★ Shadaab is a mission driven and service oriented leader. He brings more than two decades of value-creating experience in executing large-scale programs, enterprise applications, smart analytic products, and performance excellence with global talent. His collaboration to deliver emerging technologies, disruptive innovations and contextual analytics in previous roles has helped build a sustainable competitive advantage for: Kaiser Permanente, UCLA Health, OhioHealth, MAYO Clinic, UnitedHealth Group and Dignity Health.

    ► Presently, he is leading business transformation, analytics driven innovation and technology modernization programs; by blending connected digital ecosystem and intelligent analytics for digital maturity.

    ▲ Prior to Charles Schwab; he led IT governance and digital health for integrated delivery systems. His smart teams built health informatics, deployed API’s, NLP, and artificial intelligence for the strategic imperatives of: clinical care innovation and customer focused automation. His teams also realized business integration and delivered market leading ERM, CRM, eGRC, ECM, EMR & digital trust solutions.

    ★ Shadaab is a noted speaker on turning IT and Data into a strategic asset for mergers, acquisitions and enterprise risk management. @ShadaabKanwal ►shadaab.kanwal at gmail.com◄ 

  • Prakash Kota
    SVP, CIO
    Autodesk

    As Autodesk’s CIO, Prakash leads the company’s global information and technology organization, a group that manages critical technology systems supporting the company’s worldwide enterprise applications and infrastructure, including data and security operations and workforce collaboration and productivity services. Building talent, customer experience, operational excellence, industry collaboration and partnerships, positioning for global scale are top of his mind.

    He is an experienced IT thought leader with a digital experience mindset who drives the culture of innovation and the company’s digital agenda. He has accelerated Autodesk’s digital transformation and customer-centric approach by providing customers and employees world-class experiences by embracing disruptive technology with the latest Silicon Valley start-up companies and introducing modern automation techniques such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robotic process automation. His automation strategy generates competitive advantage and his expertise in digital transformation turns technology into a growth driver.

    Successful track record of establishing organizational vision and strategy, leading large teams, executing global insourcing/outsourcing strategies, setting up onsite/offshore delivery models, and M&A (planning and integration). Efficient and effective at managing global IT operations for geographically and culturally diverse organizations. A skilled negotiator who maximizes value and manages the enterprise technology and services portfolio.

    He builds social relationships with industry tech leaders, often participating as a panelist at Silicon Valley industry functions, hosting CIO Exchanges with Autodesk customer Fortune 500 leaders, and using his thought leadership platform to contribute to CIO magazine, Forbes, and Wall Street CIO journal about his expertise and strategies on digital transformation.

    Kota has been with Autodesk for 15+ years and has held many roles within IT including, Vice President of Enterprise Infrastructure and Operations, Sr. Director of Enterprise Operations, and Director of DevOps. He holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Oklahoma State University, and a bachelor’s degree in electronics and communication from the University of Madras.

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    AUTODESK. (NYSE: ADSK) Autodesk makes software for people who make things. If you've ever driven a high-performance car, admired a towering skyscraper, used a smartphone, or watched a great film, chances are you've experienced what millions of Autodesk customers are doing with our software. Autodesk gives you the power to make anything. For more information visit autodesk.com or follow @autodesk. 

  • Arnie Lopez
    Vice President Global Systems Engineering, McAfee Enterprise
    McAfee

    Arnie Lopez is the Vice President of Global Systems Engineering at McAfee Enterprise. Arnie creates the strategic vision for the organization’s team of systems engineers, architects and product specialists. He partners with the CRO to assist the sales organization with technical enablement of their customers and partners. Arnie and his team ensure the organization has the knowledge and skills needed to represent their solutions accurately to help customers protect themselves from cyber-attacks.

     

    Arnie is a 25-year veteran in Silicon Valley’s Technical Community with experience in Networking, Cloud and Security Solutions. Prior to McAfee he spent several years in Technology leadership roles with Informatica, Proofpoint, Cisco, PeopleSoft and Target Stores.

  • 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.

  • Gautham Pallapa
    Executive Advisor
    VMware, Inc.

    Dr. Gautham Pallapa is a Global CTO for VMware. He works as a trusted advisor with Global 2000 enterprise customers in transforming their strategy, processes, technologies, culture, and people to achieve their objectives and business outcomes. His mantra is "Transform with Empathy" and has successfully led several business transformations and cloud modernization efforts in various industry verticals.

    Gautham is an agile coach, a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, a SAFe Agilist, and an Ambassador for the DevOps Institute. He writes/talks/works on transformation, elevating humans, helping underprivileged people, and giving back to the community.

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gpallapa/

    Twitter: @gpallapa

  • Sherry Ryan
    Former VP CISO, Juniper Networks
    Partner, Fortium Partners

    Sherry Ryan is Former Vice President and CISO of Juniper Networks.   Previously, Sherry held similar leadership positions at Blue Shield of California, Hewlett-Packard, Safeway and Levi Strauss where she established and led their information security programs.  Sherry holds the Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certification from ISACA, the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification from ISC2, and the National Association of Corporate Directors CERT Certificate in Cybersecurity Oversight from Carnegie Mellon University. 

     

    She is a member of the High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA) and the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) CISO Executive Forum.   Sherry was recognized as one of the Top 50 Women in Internet Security, Silicon Valley Women of Influence, Women in IT Silicon Valley Security Champion award, Top Fifty Most Powerful Women in Tech and 100 Top Women in Technology.

     

    Sherry has a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Redlands, and earned her MBA from the College of Notre Dame.

  • 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.

  • Josh Tamayo-Sarver
    VP Innovation
    Vituity and Inflect Health

    Joshua Tamayo-Sarver, MD, PhD, FACEP is Vice President of Innovation at Vituity and Inflect Health, overseeing the healthcare innovation efforts that leverage technology through strategic partnership, investment, or internal incubation. He is passionat about transforming healthcare so that every encounter between the patient and the healthcare system is rewarding, productive, and positive for the patient, the provider, and the system. In addition to being the VP of Innovation, he works as a staff physician in the Emergency Department at Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose, California, where he is the past Department Vice-Chair and Director of Quality Improvement. He holds a bachelor's degree with honors in biochemistry from Harvard University, a certificate in negotiation from the School of Law and Harvard University, a medical degree from Case Western Reserve University, and a 10x10 certificate in medical informatics from Oregon Health Sciences University. Dr. Tamayo-Sarver completed his PhD at Case Western Reserve University in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. He completed his residency in emergency medicine at Harbor-University of California, Los Angeles. He also spent a year working as an EMT and health educator in El Salvador.  He has started various businesses, including a health technology startup and a psychotherapy center for neurodiverse kids. He has been involved in the creation of many health technology innovations and multiple patent applications. He is board certified in Emergency Medicine and Clinical Informatics.

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October 29, 2021 - 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM PT

 

7:00 – 8:00 AM            

Registration and Breakfast


8:00 – 8:20 AM             

Welcome and Introduction

Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy

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


8:20 – 8:30 AM              

SPECIAL SESSION: The New Leadership Paradigm: Why Tech Executives Must Shift from a ‘Command-and-Control’ Model to ‘Inspire and Trust’ to Win the Global War for Talent and in the Marketplace

The world has changed dramatically since March 2020 and so, too, have organizational cultures. The shift to a work-from-home environment has empowered employees who want to dictate how, when and where they work. Moreover, in a flat screen meeting environment where all participants are viewed as equals, employees don’t want to follow orders – they want to be part of the brain-trust that helps to solve critical business and customer challenges and to influence the strategic trajectory of the company.

In this compelling Executive Interview with HMG Strategy President and CEO Hunter MullerStephen M.R. Covey, best-selling author of The Speed of Trust and his forthcoming book Inspire and Trust, shares why a ‘Command-and-Control’ leadership style no longer works and how an ‘Inspire and Trust’ leadership approach can encourage employees to be more collaborative and creative and to maximize their potential. Covey, who is the Co-Founder of CoveyLink and the FranklinCovey Global Speed of Trust practice, also frames “the two epic imperatives of our time” to help guide leaders on creating a thriving culture that can help attract, grow, retain, engage and inspire the best people in the global war for talent and to successfully collaborate and innovate in order for companies to win in the marketplace.


8:30 – 9:10 AM             

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Courageous Leadership and Valiant Reinvention – Shining a Beacon on the Future of Business and the Workplace

It’s often said that the skills and traits that helped executives get them to where they are won’t get you to where you’re going. But that’s not entirely true. The authentic and compassionate leadership that top-tier technology executives have demonstrated since March 2020 will continue to serve them well in leading their teams going forward. Still, a fresh mindset will be needed to work with the CEO and the executive team to innovate and reimagine the business and design the future workplace in today’s fast-changing geo-economic environment. Also critical to innovation is the role that business technology executives must play in fostering a connected culture that values Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI).

This executive panel of world-class technology executives will discuss the bold leadership moves that enabled their companies to succeed in extremely difficult times, advance DEI initiatives along with the steps they’re taking to shine a light toward a brighter future.

 

Moderator: Stuart Evans, Director of the Emirates, Carnegie Mellon University i-Lab

Nishant Bhajaria, Global Head of Privacy Engineering and Analytics, Uber

Prakash Kota, SVP & CIO, Autodesk

Gautham Pallapa, Executive Advisor, VMware

Renee Arrington, President, COO & Director, Pearson Partners International


9:10 – 9:35 AM             

Coffee Break, Networking, Meet our Partners!


9:35 – 10:00 AM             

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: Hello to Human Connections

Amir Hameed, VP, Worldwide Solutions Sales and Engineering, RingCentral

Moderator: Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy

The world has become a very different place, and the way we work is forever changed. It took a major wakeup call to stir us into action. For most companies, the response to the challenge was about technology and digital transformation, but it should be more than that. It needs to center on driving the best possible human experience – sustaining human connection - so individuals and the companies they work for can thrive.

Join us to discuss how to:
   -   Level the playing field for both in-office and remote employees so all experiences are equal
   -   Bring together employee experience and customer experience to enhance productivity and increase customer satisfaction
   -   Leverage the spectrum of no-low-pro code APIs to bring together all the ways people can work
   -   Make every interaction better via computing intelligence, allowing employees to work their way


10:00 – 10:40 AM           

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Crafting Winning IT Strategies via Cutting-Edge Technologies and World-Class Partnerships

As CIOs and technology executives look for fresh ways to move the business forward, they're searching for emerging enterprise technologies that can help spur innovation and create new revenue-generating services and customer experiences.

In this timely session, leading technology executives will share use cases for advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, data analytics and the Internet of Things that can make a meaningful impact on the business and safeguard the enterprise when they are powered by partnerships that can enable competitive differentiation and speed to market.

Moderator: Hunter Muller, Founder & CEO, HMG Strategy

Tim Guhl, VP of Sales, Singtel

Alicia Johnson, Principal, Technology Transformation, EY

Joshua Tamayo-Sarver, VP Innovation, Vituity and Inflect Health

Shadaab Kanwal, Executive Leader of Digital, Data, and Analytics Services, Charles Schwab


10:40 – 11:05 AM             

Coffee Break, Networking, Meet our Partners!


11:05 – 11:45 AM           

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

Cyber attacks on service providers and the supply chain are forcing CISOs and technology leaders to think differently about how they approach third-party risk and supply chain vulnerabilities. Meanwhile, the evolving threat landscape, including the dramatic rise in ransomware and nation-state attacks, is prompting tech leaders to reassess the skill sets they're going to need on a go-forward basis.

In this panel discussion, top-tier CIOs, CISOs and other technology leaders share opportunities for applying a fresh lens to information security, along with emerging technologies that can help confront the latest risks facing enterprises.

Moderator: Arnie Lopez, Vice President Global Systems Engineering, McAfee Enterprise

Abhishek Agarwal, CISO, Fresenius Medical Care

Brad Arkin, CISO, Cisco

Chris Jaquet, Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, Enterprise Security, Hitachi Vantara

Sherry Ryan, Partner, Fortium Partners


11:45 - 12:10 PM

EXECUTIVE PANEL:   Innovation Accelerator:  An Inside Look at Cool New Tech

As CIOs and technology executives look to help move the business forward, they're searching for emerging enterprise technologies that can be applied to drive innovation and help create unique services and customer experiences. In this new and unique session, CEOs and executives from hot new enterprise technology companies will field rapid-fire questions on the challenges their companies help address, how they are differentiated in the market and the value that their products and services are delivering to clients.

Moderator: Hunter Muller, Founder & CEO, HMG Strategy

Muddu Sudhakar, CEO, Aisera

Carter Busse, CIO, Workato


12:00 – 1:00 PM            

Networking Lunch and Presentation of the HMG Strategy Global Leadership Institute Awards

 

HMG STRATEGY GLOBAL LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE AWARDS

Past winners include:

Snehal Antani, Former CTO, U.S. Department of Defense

Ashwin Ballal, SVP & CIO, Medallia

Julie Cullivan, Chief Technology and Privacy Officer, Forescout Technologies

Tom Cullen, CIO, Corsair

Nicole Eagan, Chief Strategy & AI Officer, Darktrace

Moustafa ElBialy, CIO, Kleiner Perkins

Paul Fipps, Senior Vice President, Customer and Partner Excellence, Under Armor

Nancy Flores, Chief Information Technology Officer, McKesson

Marcus Fowler, Director of Strategic Threat, Darktrace

Jay Gonzales, CISO, Samsung Semiconductor

Chris Jaquet, CISO, Hitachi Vantara

Chad Kalmes, VP Technical Operations, PagerDuty

Prakash Kota, SVP & CIO, AutoDesk

Tony Leng, Managing Director, Diversified Search

Steve Phillpott, CIO, Western Digital Corporation

Jon Roller, CIO, Horsley Bridge Partners

Naresh Shanker, CTO, Xerox


 

 

Presenting Partners

  • 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/

Platinum Partners

  • Singtel

    Singtel is Asia's leading communications technology group, providing a portfolio of services from next-generation communication, technology services to infotainment to both consumers and businesses. For consumers, Singtel delivers a complete and integrated suite of services, including mobile, broadband and TV. For businesses, Singtel offers a complementary array of workforce mobility solutions, data hosting, cloud, network infrastructure, 5G, IoT analytics and cyber-security capabilities. The Group has presence in Asia, Australia and Africa and reaches over 710 million mobile customers in 21 countries. Its infrastructure and technology services for businesses span 21 countries, with more than 428 direct points of presence in 362 cities.

    www.singtel.com

Gold Partners

  • Azul

    Azul, provider of the Java platform for the modern cloud enterprise, is the only company 100% focused on Java. Millions of Java developers, hundreds of millions of devices, and the world’s most highly regarded businesses trust Azul to power their applications with exceptional capabilities, performance, security, value, and success. Azul’s customers include 27% of the Fortune 100, 50% of Forbes Top 10 World’s Most Valuable Brands, all 10 of the world’s Top 10 financial trading companies, and leading brands like Avaya, Bazaarvoice, BMW, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Telekom, LG, Mastercard, Mizuho, Priceline, Salesforce, Software AG, and Workday. Learn more at azul.com and follow us @azulsystems.

Supporting 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/

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/
  • 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/
  • 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/
  • 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/
  • Auth0

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

    https://auth0.com
  • SafeGuard Cyber

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

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

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

    https://www.ringcentral.com/
  • Zscaler

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

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

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

    www.illumio.com
  • Skybox

    Over 500 of the largest and most security-conscious enterprises in the world rely on Skybox for the insights and assurance required to stay ahead of dynamically changing attack surfaces. At Skybox, we don’t just serve up data and information. We provide the intelligence and context to make informed decisions, taking the guesswork out of securely enabling enterprises at scale and speed. Our unified security posture management platform delivers complete visibility, analytics and automation to quickly map, prioritize and remediate vulnerabilities across your organization. The vendor-agnostic platform intelligently optimizes security policies, actions and change process across all corporate networks and cloud environments. With Skybox, security teams can now focus on the most strategic business initiatives while ensuring enterprises remain protected. We are Skybox. Secure more, limit less.

    https://www.skyboxsecurity.com/
  • Akamai

    Akamai secures and delivers digital experiences for the world’s largest companies. Akamai’s intelligent edge platform surrounds everything, from the enterprise to the cloud, so customers and their businesses can be fast, smart, and secure. Top brands globally rely on Akamai to help them realize competitive advantage through agile solutions that extend the power of their multicloud architectures. Akamai keeps decisions, apps, and experiences closer to users than anyone — and attacks and threats far away. Akamai’s portfolio of edge security, web and mobile performance, enterprise access, and video delivery solutions is supported by unmatched customer service, analytics, and 24/7/365 monitoring.

    https://www.akamai.com

Strategic Partners

  • Egon Zehnder

    Egon Zehnder was founded in 1964 with a distinctive vision and structure aimed at achieving two basic goals - to place our clients' interests first and to lead our profession in creating value for our clients through the assessment and recruitment of top-level management resources. The most fundamental expression of our client-first vision resides in our structure, which is unique to our profession. Our 390 consultants, operating from 63 wholly owned offices in 37 countries, are organized around a single-profit center partnership. This is designed to eliminate competitive barriers between our offices. It allows us to operate seamlessly when engagements call for us to mobilize across many offices in a country or a region. Large or small, local or global, our clients benefit from our structure by having access to our most relevant resources and relationships wherever they may reside. Underpinning this unique structure is our private ownership. We have chosen to operate our firm independent of any outside interests and are motivated solely by a desire to exceed our clients' expectations.

    http://www.egonzehnder.com
  • Heidrick & Struggles

    Heidrick & Struggles actively solves business problems for our clients every day. Through our Leadership Advisory framework, we help companies attract, develop and retain the world’s most talented individuals. For almost 60 years, we have focused on quality service and built strong leadership teams through our relationships with clients and individuals worldwide. Today, Heidrick & Struggles leadership experts operate from principal business centers in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.

    http://www.heidrick.com
  • Korn Ferry

    At Korn Ferry, we design, build, attract and ignite talent. Since our inception, clients have trusted us to help recruit world-class leadership. Today, we are a single source for leadership and talent consulting services to empower businesses and leaders to reach their goals. Through our vision, research and tools across 80 offices and 3,700 employees, we convert potential into greatness. Our solutions range from executive recruitment and leadership development programs, to enterprise learning, succession planning, and recruitment process outsourcing (RPO). Organizations around the world trust Korn Ferry to manage their talent – a responsibility we meet every day with passion, expertise, integrity and results.

    https://www.kornferry.com
  • Spencer Stuart

    Founded in 1956 and privately owned, Spencer Stuart is one of the world's leading executive search consulting firms. We are the advisor of choice among top companies seeking guidance and counsel on senior leadership needs. We have unrivalled access to leading executives around the world. Our clients range across industries, from the world's largest companies to medium-sized businesses and entrepreneurial start-ups. We operate out of 51 offices in 27 countries. Last year we conducted more than 4,000 assignments around the world. Our team of more than 300 consultants possesses a unique blend of professional search experience and industry expertise. Consultants are organized in practices and work in teams, often across international boundaries that maximize sector specialization and knowledge-sharing. These client service teams are supported by first-rate associates and researchers, and backed by state-of-the-art technology. We place quality at the center of everything we do and solicit candid feedback at every opportunity in order to continually improve our service to clients. We channel our knowledge and expertise into a wide range of publications for the benefit of existing and prospective clients.

    https://www.spencerstuart.com

Alliance Partners

  • Amplify Partners

    Amplify Partners, an early-stage venture capital firm committed to redefining IT infrastructure, invests in technical entrepreneurs pursuing the multi-hundred-billion dollar Infrastructure 2.0 disruption. Amplify helps talented founders build valuable businesses by investing the right amount of early-stage capital and providing active company-building assistance. Amplify offers the unique combination of deep domain expertise, early-stage focus and a network of Venture AmplifiersTM to improve outcomes for infrastructure entrepreneurs.

    http://www.amplifypartners.com
  • Glynn Capital

    Glynn Capital is focused on investments in leading private and public technology growth companies. We seek to be long-term investors in a limited number of excellent companies with world-class management teams, sustainable business models, and long-term growth potential.

    http://www.glynncapital.com/
  • Greylock Partners

    Greylock Partners backs entrepreneurs who are building disruptive, market-transforming consumer and enterprise software companies. We invest in companies that define new markets, including Airbnb, AppDynamics, Cloudera, Docker, Dropbox, Facebook (Nasdaq: FB), LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD), Medium, Nextdoor, Palo Alto Networks (NYSE: PANW) and Workday (NYSE: WDAY).

    http://www.greylock.com
  • Lightspeed Venture Partners

    Lightspeed Ventures is a global VC firm headquartered in Silicon Valley, with offices in India, Israel, and China. With over $7 billion under management, Lightspeed invests in both enterprise and consumer tech startups from early-stage to late-stage. With over 300 active startups in the portfolio, Lightspeed has invested in companies like Brocade, Informatica, Nutanix, AppDynamics, Mulesoft, zScaler, etc. Lightspeed has also created a CIO Innovation Advisory Network to connect forward-thinking IT leaders with Silicon Valley.

    http://lsvp.com
  • 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

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Cut Off Date: Thursday Oct 7

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

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

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

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  • Full time academicians

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

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

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