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Co-Founder & CEO
Shoukat Ali Bhamani
Chief Information and Digital Officer
Schaeffler Group Americas
SVP, CIO & CTO
President & CEO
SV & GM Foundational Data Services
EVP Chief Transformation and Digital Officer
Former EVP & Chief Operating Officer
The Home Savings Bank
VP, Digital Transformation Advisory
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
VP Customer Connect Delivery
Chief Architect - Data Sciences, Financial Crimes
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Global SAP Leader
The Hershey Company
SVP, Head of IT
Arch Mortgage Insurance Company
VP, IT & Cybersecurity and CIO
Caladrius Biosciences, Inc.
VP Network Engineering
Leader, Global Information Security
Ben De Bont
Director, BXO Technology
Finance of America Holdings
Chief Technology Officer and Associate VP of IT
University of North Carolina System
Chief Technology Officer
Chief Nursing Informatics Officer
Executive Director, Global IT Security
Sealed Air Corporation
Chief Technology Officer, General Insurance
SVP, Contact Center Analytics & Reporting/Workforce Planning
Ally Financial, Inc.
President of CrowdStrike Services and CSO
Faros Consulting Group
Chief Information Officer/Security Officer
Associate Vice President & CIO
Guilford Technical Community College
Midrex Technologies, Inc.
Head of Patient Services IT
Former FBI Special Agent and Senior Executive Advisor
Founder - Incovate Solutions; Former Cybersecurity Executive
Chief Information Officer
Fortium Partners, LP
Director Global Indirect Center of Excellence
Compass Group North America
Senior IT Executive
Director of IT
Former Vice President of Business Technology
US Department of Homeland Security
Chief Information Security Officer
RBC Bank US
Certified Executive, Leadership & Career Coach
Paragon Coaching Group
VP and Chief Technology Officer
SVP IT & Operations
Northwood Office, LLC
Executive Search Partners LLC
Chief Technology Officer
EVP and CIO of Innovation and Business Products
EVP, Head of Technology Integrity
Vice President, Technology
Business Information Officer
Vice President Applications
VP Transformation & Head of IT & Digital Disabilities Business
CISO, SVP Technology Operations
EVP & CIO
First Citizens Bank
Charlotte Area Technology Collaborative
CIO Enterprise Data and Analytics
Ally Financial, Inc.
Co-Founder & Managing Director
VP Enterprise Solutions & Support
Compass Group North America
Client Engagement Executive
Director of Enterprise Digital Solutions
VP & CIO, Commerical & Customer Experience
Vice President, Architecture, Innovation and Cloud
RBC Bank US
City of Rock Hill
Vice President, Information Technology
SVP, Technology Business Management
Truliant Federal Credit Union
CTO & Vice President of Technology Strategic Solutions
Lekha Banerjee, Chief Architect & Futurist
Large global financial services company
As a Chief Architect in Financial Services, she has extensive experience in building and leading teams. Lekha’s primary areas of expertise include Strategic Planning, Ideation, Design, Large Scope Service Delivery for complex business and IT processes. In addition, Lekha has expertise in Online-Mobile-Branch banking, Master Data Management, Global Financial Crimes, Data Science Analytics.
Lekha has a track record of enabling systems integration for 5 M&As. She has been a recipient of multiple CIO and CEO recognitions, at the Bank, for successful realization of high volume, high performance technology solutions that are strategic, architecturally sound, operationally sustainable and fiscally prudent. She partners with Business Executives to plan and execute Enterprise Level Business strategies, New Product/Service launch, Rescue bottlenecked programs, and address Culture change. In addition, she has been granted 2 technology patents and filed for 5.
Lekha is a passionate Technology Educator and is routinely invited to guide various technology development and leadership training courses. She personally conducts technology and engineering sessions at in-house Leadership, Women In Technology, Diversity & Inclusion forums to ‘Break the Myth’ on Advanced technologies.
Shoukat Ali Bhamani
Chief Information and Digital Officer
Schaeffler Group Americas
Shoukat Ali Bhamani is the Chief Information & Digital Officer (CIO & CDO) for the Schaeffler Group Americas, a global automotive, industrial & aerospace manufacturer with $3.2B revenue and 13,000 employees in Americas. Over the past 20 years, Shoukat has led several operational and strategic business functions to support a double digit growth in the manufacturing environment. This includes Strategic Planning, General Management, R&D, Program Management, Quality Systems, Continuous Improvement, Process Management and IT. His effective transformation leadership has successfully integrated the IT and business priorities via program management, roadmaps, goals, KPIs and strategic initiatives, across multiple platforms & business units, nationally & internationally. Resulting in a uniform SAP landscape region wide, measurable business improvements, increased sales opportunities, optimized business processes & supply chain, efficient technology & infrastructure, IT cost transparency, and a high performance IT team to support business growth & strategy. He has now taken over the responsibility of digital transformation and is in the process of prioritizing business needs, establishing talents and executing digital solutions.
His business experience includes 10+ years of successful customer relationships to manage key programs & business development to support a significant increase in market share and bottom line. His R&D contribution includes several new product development initiatives to meet the market challenges of new innovation and technology. His international experience includes major programs across multiple platforms & business units, including product development, manufacturing, investment, cost reduction & IT projects in US, Canada, Mexico, Japan & Germany. Shoukat received his Bachelor's (NED) and Master's (McGill) degrees in Mechanical Engineering, and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University. He lives in Fort Mill, SC with his wife and two children.
Vice President of Commercial Operations and Product Strategy
Michael Fulton is a Digital Strategist and Head of Commercial Operations at Expedient, the nation’s premier hybrid cloud provider. Mike joined Expedient October 2019 and has overall responsibility for the company’s market intelligence function as well as leading all commercial processes, information and tools. Mike is also academic director and adjunct professor for Digital at The Ohio State University. Prior to joining Expedient, Mike spent time at Nationwide where he helped lead Technology Strategy & Innovation, CC&C Solutions where he was Chief Digital Officer and President, Americas Division, and P&G where he was Chief Cloud Architect and Chief Shared Services Architect among many roles. He has also been startup mentor, industry advisor and board member over the years.
Karl Hightower is Senior Vice President of Enterprise Information Management and Chief Data Officer for Novant Health, where he and his teams oversee the advancing of the use of information assets for the company. His teams deliver products and services ranging from advanced analytics and real-time messaging to delivering Cognitive Computing and AI solutions throughout the enterprise. He and his teams focus on simplifying how information is consumed within the decision making processes through innovative and collaborative means. Karl has held executive roles in large retail and energy trading companies, and has held pivotal roles in telecommunications, manufacturing, supply chain, insurance, government, banking and finance, and food and beverage. In these roles, Karl set strategic direction and created alignment to direct structures during the pivot years of these industries, devised and led game-changing initiatives, increased revenue by millions – and in one case billions – of dollars, became an early champion and expert in cloud adoption, personalization through social media data, real-time pricing structures, and extreme automation through machine learning and AI-based algorithms. Karl has an undergraduate degree from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in PoliticalScience, and was in the first class to go through Carnegie Mellon’s prestigious ISRI Enterprise Architecture and Strategy program. Karl is the son of two college professors, and is from a long line of educators. This upbringing instilled a continuous thirst for learning and creating opportunities for others to learn. While in Dallas, Karl helped to found and build the STEAM education program for the district. The program included one entirely Spanish immersive middle school as well as associate degree paths in the high schools. Karl was heavily involved in the Texas Amateur Golf Association as well as the Dallas LPGA events. In Charlotte, Karl has joined the District Advisory Board for Career and Technical Education (CTE) for the Charlotte Mecklenburg School district.
Chief People Officer
Cardinal Innovations Healthcare
Amy Kazmierczak is the Chief People Officer for Cardinal Innovations Healthcare in Charlotte. Cardinal connects more than 800,000 people with complex needs to the Medicaid and publicly‐funded health services they need to live better, healthier lives. Amy leads the team of HR professionals and provides business partnership to drive talent acquisition, learning and development, diversity and inclusion, and total rewards support to implement growth strategies, build leadership capabilities, and execute change.
An experienced and trusted advisor, Amy has over 25 years of HR experience working across multiple industries, contributing as an executive business leader, coach, consultant and chief people officer. Her corporate experience includes well-known companies such as Ernst & Young, Bank of America, Corning, and Jeld-Wen and she has a broad range of experience working with clients in sales, service, technology and operations organizations globally.
As a strategic people leader, Amy combines business acumen and expertise in talent management, HR transformation, and change execution to support businesses as they develop and implement growth strategies, build leadership capabilities, and execute for the future. Specific areas of expertise include organization assessment & alignment, talent strategy development, leadership development program design and delivery, executive coaching, and HR effectiveness.
Amy has experience in various industries and has worked with both private and public sectors. In addition, she has global experience leading teams in multiple countries
and lived abroad as an expat. Amy graduated cum laude from Ohio University with a BBA in Management Information Systems and Finance. She also has completed post- graduate studies in coaching, assessments, and various facilitation and change methodologies. Amy is active in her local Charlotte community as a board member for Habitat for Humanity Charlotte Region, AHA GO Red for Women, and The Peninsula Club.
Compass Group North America
Shauna Latshaw is the Chief Information Officer for Compass Group North America based in Charlotte, North Carolina. Compass Group North America is a leading food and support services company with over 280,000 associates and $20.1 billion in revenues in 2019. With over 600,000 associates globally, its parent company, UK-based Compass Group PLC had revenues of $32.2 billion in 2019.
Shauna leads enterprise information technology across end-user services, cloud services, application development, architecture, data engineering, security, vendor and portfolio management. Her team supports key lines of business including healthcare, food and support services procurement, unattended retail, sports and entertainment, finance, accounting, and labor management. She has over 25 years of technology leadership experience from organizations including Accenture, JPMorgan Chase, and Cardinal Health.
Shauna earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Telecommunications, and a Master of Science degree in Information and Communication Sciences from Ball State University.
Shauna is a fan of The Ohio State University Buckeyes and has a son studying Information Technology at the University of Cincinnati. She resides in Fort Mill, South Carolina, with her husband, Jon.
Michael LaVallee is a Managing Partner at Jobplex, Inc., a DHR International Company. Jobplex leads the recruiting industry in offering diversified search services for the emerging, next-generation executive, thereby complementing DHR International’s senior-level executive search practice. He brings over 35 years of retained executive search experience to his role with Jobplex. Prior to joining Jobplex, Michael led searches for his own boutique search firm, LaVallee & Associates, which he founded in 1986 in Winston-Salem, NC.
Michael has also spent time recruiting for other search firms, including Heidrick & Struggles and Coleman Lew & Associates. Michael was recruited to Heidrick & Struggles to help launch their Leaders Onlineprogram, focused on extending exceptional recruitment service to line-of-business executives seeking to build out strong, diverse teams. When it comes to searches, Michael brings a hands-on approach to his clients, ensuring the highest level of service, earning their respect as a trusted advisor and good business partner. His clients appreciate his responsiveness and high-touch communication throughout the process
Michael strives to find promotable candidates with high potential, that are a seamless fit for the culture of the company and the best possible choice for the role. To help clients make these decisions with confidence, he dives deep into research of the candidate pool, assesses behavioral patterns, and conducts in-depth 360-degree interviews with the management, colleagues, and direct reports of the candidate.
At LaVallee & Associates, Michael completed over 275 searches, servicing mid-cap, private equity, ESOP, hi-tech and Fortune 500 public companies. Michael is a generalist and has completed searches within many industries and roles, but his specialty has been finding Information Technology leaders, across all areas of the enterprise and IT functions. He has received industry recognition for his work in the Technology area and has been an invited speaker and panelist at Technology industry conferences and forums.
Michael was recruited to Jobplex to help grow the business, with focus on Advanced Technology, Industrial, Financial, and Marketing leaders. The Jobplex brand is excited to have Michael join the team.
Michael is a member of the Board of Advisors for the North Carolina Technology Association. Outside of work, Michael has been an active member of the Reynolda Rotary Club and Youth Soccer Coach.
He holds a BS in Business from Wake Forest University, where he was a two-year starter on the Football Team. Michael resides in Winston-Salem, NC with his wife, and has four grown children.
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 Vice President
Director, Strategy and Development, North America Government CX Applications
SVP, Technology Business Management
Chris Terhune is the Senior Vice President for Technology Business Management for Business Technology Services at LPL Financial, the nation's largest independent broker-dealer based on total revenue. He is responsible for managing the project portfolio used to deliver the best technology solutions for LPL Financial advisors, partners and employees. Included within the scope of the portfolio is audit & technology risk, communications, financial management and resource management.
Technology at LPL Financial is driven by a commitment of continuous innovation to provide proprietary technology to almost 14,000 financial advisors and over 700 financial institutions. LPL's solutions are focused on efficiency, accuracy and informed advice. Advisors and institutions benefit from leading advisory and account servicing, robust trading functionality, integrated mobile solutions, a streamlined office suite to support digital delivery and advanced risk management capabilities.
Prior to joining LPL Financial in 2013, Mr. Terhune was director of production performance and testing for Dell Online, Dell’s ecommerce suite of applications and one of the largest ecommerce applications globally. Previous experience at Dell included leading application development for multiple manufacturing application suites.
Mr. Terhune also has experience managing and leading application development at Miller Industries, Frito-Lay and Mobil Oil.
Mr. Terhune has a Bachelor of Business Administration in computer information systems from Stephen F. Austin state university in Nacogdoches, Texas. He also has a Master of Business Administration degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.
Chief Information Officer at Albemarle Corporation responsible for developing and executing Global Information & Digital Technology Strategy.
Proven Executive leader helping global fortune 500 companies in achieving operational performance and back office efficiencies. He has worked in several C-Level roles as well as consulting roles working with executive management teams to help build one fortune 1000 and two fortune 500 companies in his career. He has a proven track record of helping build profitable companies and growing the top and bottom line performance.
Patrick was recently honored with the 2019 CIO Hall of Fame award and is a Top 100 CIO honoree from both CIO and Computerworld magazine.
Patrick is also the Co-Chairman of the SAP CEAC (Chemical Executive Advisory Committee).
He started his career as Managing Director of Andersen Business Consulting at Accenture helping companies with strategic planning, business systems planning, merger and acquisition integrations, and operational and sales performance management consulting.
December 1, 2021 - 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM ET
7:00 – 8:00 AM
Registration and Breakfast
8:00 – 8:20 AM
Welcome and Introduction
Hunter Muller, President & CIO, HMG Strategy
Todd Buelow, Principal, DualBoot Partners and President, SIM Charlotte Chapter
8:20 – 9:00 AM
EXECUTIVE PANEL: Courageous Leadership and Valiant Reinvention – Shining a Beacon on the Future of Business and the Workplace
Karl Hightower, CDO, Novant Health
Additional Panelists coming soon!
Moderator: Shoukat Ali Bhamani, CIO & CDO, Schaeffler
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.
9:00 – 9:25 AM
Coffee Break, Networking, Meet our Partners!
9:25 – 9:50 AM
TECH TALK: How to Mature Your Cybersecurity Framework Using People, Process, and Technology
Patrick Thompson, CIO, Albemarle Corporation and Henry Capello, CISO, Albemarle Corporation
9:50 – 10:30 AM
EXECUTIVE PANEL: Hot Technologies That Can Move the Needle for the Business
Lekha Banerjee, Chief Architect & Futurist, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Michael Fulton, Vice President of Commercial Operations and Product Strategy, Expedient
Additional Panelists coming soon!
10:30 – 10:55 AM
Coffee Break, Networking, Meet our Partners
10:55 – 11:20 AM
TECH TALK: Shauna Latshaw, CIO, Compass Group
11:20 – 12:00 PM
EXECUTIVE PANEL: Addressing Escalating Cyber Threats with the CEO and the Board
Panelists coming soon!
While the long-range impact for companies and government agencies continues to unfold, the attacks underscore how security is more important to organizations than ever. CEOs and Board members will be relying on CISOs and security leaders more than ever to help identify and respond to potential threats and to protect the enterprise and its crown jewels.
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 as well as advice on how to effectively negotiate with cyber-criminals.
12:00 – 1:10 PM
Luncheon and Awards Presentation
1:10 - 1:50 PM
EXECUTIVE PANEL: Building a Resilient Global Supply Chain
Panelists coming soon!
Supply-chain disruptions have become abundant over the past 12+ months, impacting companies across a wide range of industries. Meanwhile, the SolarWinds and Colonial Pipeline attacks are forcing CISOs, CIOs and other executives to place a fresh lens on how to better safeguard their organizations from supply-chain attacks and other disruptions. In this panel discussion, world-class CIOs, CISOs and other top-tier technology executives will share the steps they're taking to provide greater resiliency to their companies' supply chains to protect their businesses today and into the future.
1:50 - 2:30 PM
EXECUTIVE PANEL: Battle-Tested Leadership Lessons from Navy SEALs
Panelists coming soon!
Moderator: Chris Terhune, SVP, Technology Business Management, LPL Financial
In today’s ever-changing business and social environment, executives are increasingly leaning on new ways of leading not only courageously but also compassionately and with a purpose-driven focus. Still, many of the essential tenets of successful leadership remain the same, and business technology executives can learn from the tried-and-true leadership techniques that have served organizations like the U.S. Navy SEALs well.
In this illuminating panel discussion, Chris Terhune, SVP of Technology Business Management at LPL Financial, will moderate a discussion among former Navy SEALs who each have 10+ years experience on successful approaches to developing next-generation leaders with efficiency and speed. They’ll also share some of the common misnomers regarding Command-and-Control leadership models along with the benefits they can deliver to businesses.
2:30 - 2:55 PM
Coffee Break, Networking, Meet our Partners
2:55 - 3:20 PM
Tech Talk: TBD
3:20 - 4:00 PM
EXECUTIVE PANEL: Mapping Your Leadership Competencies and Branding to Win the Global War for Talent
Jeff Stovall, Director, Strategy and Development, North America Government CX Applications, Oracle
Amish Patel, CIO, Empowered Benefits, Aflac
Amy Kazmierczak, Chief People Officer, Cardinal Innovations Healthcare
Jaimee Robles, Senior Vice President, Centene Corporation
Moderator: Mike LaVallee, Managing Partner, Jobplex
As regional economies continue to strengthen, the global shortage for technology talent will continue to become more severe. Savvy technology executives who sharpen their leadership capabilities and take the steps needed to strengthen their personal brands can act as a magnet to retain and attract the talent that’s needed to reimagine and move the business forward.
Insight Cloud + Data Center Transformation is a complete IT services and solution provider that helps organizations transform technology, operations, and service delivery to meet challenges and future-proof the business. As an independent integrator, we’re free to recommend the most appropriate solutions — across cloud, IT transformation, next-generation technology, and security.https://www.insight.com/en_US/home.html
Expedient helps companies transform their IT operations through award-winning multi-cloud solutions and managed services including disaster recovery, security and compliance, and more. The company’s Cloud Different™️ approach provides an on-ramp to the cloud, supporting the optimization and delivery of all applications (both core essential and cloud native). Named VMware’s Americas Cloud Partner of the Year and acknowledged in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service, Expedient eases a customer’s transition to the cloud by providing curated and bundled best of breed solutions backed by “white glove” services and support. Expedient data centers are compliant with a variety of regulatory mandates, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) as well as the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). Service Organization Control (SOC) reports are completed and audited annually for all locations and infrastructure platforms.https://www.expedient.com/
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
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/
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/
Auth0 provides a platform to authenticate, authorize, and secure access for applications, devices, and users. Security and development teams rely on Auth0's simplicity, extensibility, and expertise to make identity work for everyone. Safeguarding billions of login transactions each month, Auth0 secures identities so innovators can innovate, and empowers global enterprises to deliver trusted, superior digital experiences to their customers around the world. For more information, visit https://auth0.com or follow @auth0 on Twitter.https://auth0.com
Illumio enables organizations to realize a future without high-profile breaches by preventing the lateral movement of attackers across any organization. Founded on the principle of least privilege in 2013, Illumio provides visibility and segmentation for endpoints, data centers or clouds. The world’s leading organizations, including Morgan Stanley, BNP Paribas, Salesforce, and Oracle NetSuite, trust Illumio to reduce cyber risk.www.illumio.com
Zscaler, the only zero trust platform that securely connects any user, any device, and any app over any network. Back in the day when your users were all on the network and your applications resided in your physical data center, it made sense to establish a secure perimeter around your network. But those days are over, the perimeter is gone, and network security is all but irrelevant. Instead, you need to put your defenses and controls where the connections occur— the internet — so that every connection is fast and secure, no matter how or where users connect or where their applications reside. By moving applications and infrastructure to the cloud and untethering employees from their desks, you can realize tremendous advantages in productivity, agility, and cost containment. With our 100% cloud built secure platform, Zscaler can help you make the move to the cloud, securely.https://www.zscaler.com/
Akamai secures and delivers digital experiences for the world’s largest companies. Akamai’s intelligent edge platform surrounds everything, from the enterprise to the cloud, so customers and their businesses can be fast, smart, and secure. Top brands globally rely on Akamai to help them realize competitive advantage through agile solutions that extend the power of their multicloud architectures. Akamai keeps decisions, apps, and experiences closer to users than anyone — and attacks and threats far away. Akamai’s portfolio of edge security, web and mobile performance, enterprise access, and video delivery solutions is supported by unmatched customer service, analytics, and 24/7/365 monitoring.https://www.akamai.com
Over 500 of the largest and most security-conscious enterprises in the world rely on Skybox for the insights and assurance required to stay ahead of dynamically changing attack surfaces. At Skybox, we don’t just serve up data and information. We provide the intelligence and context to make informed decisions, taking the guesswork out of securely enabling enterprises at scale and speed. Our unified security posture management platform delivers complete visibility, analytics and automation to quickly map, prioritize and remediate vulnerabilities across your organization. The vendor-agnostic platform intelligently optimizes security policies, actions and change process across all corporate networks and cloud environments. With Skybox, security teams can now focus on the most strategic business initiatives while ensuring enterprises remain protected. We are Skybox. Secure more, limit less.https://www.skyboxsecurity.com/
Egon Zehnder was founded in 1964 with a distinctive vision and structure aimed at achieving two basic goals - to place our clients' interests first and to lead our profession in creating value for our clients through the assessment and recruitment of top-level management resources. The most fundamental expression of our client-first vision resides in our structure, which is unique to our profession. Our 390 consultants, operating from 63 wholly owned offices in 37 countries, are organized around a single-profit center partnership. This is designed to eliminate competitive barriers between our offices. It allows us to operate seamlessly when engagements call for us to mobilize across many offices in a country or a region. Large or small, local or global, our clients benefit from our structure by having access to our most relevant resources and relationships wherever they may reside. Underpinning this unique structure is our private ownership. We have chosen to operate our firm independent of any outside interests and are motivated solely by a desire to exceed our clients' expectations.http://www.egonzehnder.com
Heidrick & Struggles actively solves business problems for our clients every day. Through our Leadership Advisory framework, we help companies attract, develop and retain the world’s most talented individuals. For almost 60 years, we have focused on quality service and built strong leadership teams through our relationships with clients and individuals worldwide. Today, Heidrick & Struggles leadership experts operate from principal business centers in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.http://www.heidrick.com
At Korn Ferry, we design, build, attract and ignite talent. Since our inception, clients have trusted us to help recruit world-class leadership. Today, we are a single source for leadership and talent consulting services to empower businesses and leaders to reach their goals. Through our vision, research and tools across 80 offices and 3,700 employees, we convert potential into greatness. Our solutions range from executive recruitment and leadership development programs, to enterprise learning, succession planning, and recruitment process outsourcing (RPO). Organizations around the world trust Korn Ferry to manage their talent – a responsibility we meet every day with passion, expertise, integrity and results.https://www.kornferry.com
Founded in 1956 and privately owned, Spencer Stuart is one of the world's leading executive search consulting firms. We are the advisor of choice among top companies seeking guidance and counsel on senior leadership needs. We have unrivalled access to leading executives around the world. Our clients range across industries, from the world's largest companies to medium-sized businesses and entrepreneurial start-ups. We operate out of 51 offices in 27 countries. Last year we conducted more than 4,000 assignments around the world. Our team of more than 300 consultants possesses a unique blend of professional search experience and industry expertise. Consultants are organized in practices and work in teams, often across international boundaries that maximize sector specialization and knowledge-sharing. These client service teams are supported by first-rate associates and researchers, and backed by state-of-the-art technology. We place quality at the center of everything we do and solicit candid feedback at every opportunity in order to continually improve our service to clients. We channel our knowledge and expertise into a wide range of publications for the benefit of existing and prospective clients.https://www.spencerstuart.com
Amplify Partners, an early-stage venture capital firm committed to redefining IT infrastructure, invests in technical entrepreneurs pursuing the multi-hundred-billion dollar Infrastructure 2.0 disruption. Amplify helps talented founders build valuable businesses by investing the right amount of early-stage capital and providing active company-building assistance. Amplify offers the unique combination of deep domain expertise, early-stage focus and a network of Venture AmplifiersTM to improve outcomes for infrastructure entrepreneurs.http://www.amplifypartners.com
Glynn Capital is focused on investments in leading private and public technology growth companies. We seek to be long-term investors in a limited number of excellent companies with world-class management teams, sustainable business models, and long-term growth potential.http://www.glynncapital.com/
Greylock Partners backs entrepreneurs who are building disruptive, market-transforming consumer and enterprise software companies. We invest in companies that define new markets, including Airbnb, AppDynamics, Cloudera, Docker, Dropbox, Facebook (Nasdaq: FB), LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD), Medium, Nextdoor, Palo Alto Networks (NYSE: PANW) and Workday (NYSE: WDAY).http://www.greylock.com
Lightspeed Ventures is a global VC firm headquartered in Silicon Valley, with offices in India, Israel, and China. With over $7 billion under management, Lightspeed invests in both enterprise and consumer tech startups from early-stage to late-stage. With over 300 active startups in the portfolio, Lightspeed has invested in companies like Brocade, Informatica, Nutanix, AppDynamics, Mulesoft, zScaler, etc. Lightspeed has also created a CIO Innovation Advisory Network to connect forward-thinking IT leaders with Silicon Valley.http://lsvp.com
Menlo Ventures is a venture capital firm that strives to have a positive impact on everything we do. That’s why we support businesses including Betterment, Carta, Roku, Poshmark, Uber, and Warby Parker that are reimagining life and work for the better. Over 43 years, we’ve grown a portfolio that includes more than 70 public companies, over 100 mergers and acquisitions, and $5.5 billion under management. We invest at every stage and in every sector, with expertise in Consumer, Enterprise, and Healthcare. From developing market strategies to creating communities, we provide real impact where entrepreneurs need it most. When we’re in, we’re all in.https://www.menlovc.com/
Sequoia is a venture firm with a 40+ year track record of partnering with daring entrepreneurs. Founded in 1972, we’ve been early business partners with many of technology’s biggest companies (Apple, Google, Oracle, Cisco, and more) along with many emerging leaders (WhatsApp, Palo Alto Networks, ServiceNow, FireEye, LinkedIn, Dropbox, Airbnb, etc).https://www.sequoiacap.com
The SIM Charlotte Region Chapter is the preeminent community of senior technology executives in the Carolinas centered in Charlotte. SIM Charlotte is where IT professionals connect, learn, and grow in order to lead. Relationship building, learning opportunities and community outreach in the form of STEM education are the three pillars of the organization. These three pillars combine to create a vibrant network that strengthens the entire region and contributes to the economic engine that powers Charlotte and the surrounding areas.https://chapter.simnet.org/charlotte/home
The Charlotte Area Technology Collaborative (CATC) brings together businesses, education, government and organizations to inspire and grow the advancement of a diverse and skilled technology pipeline. The Collaborative provides learning and growth opportunities for pre-professionals and professionals, promoting innovation and entrepreneurism, advancing the technology profession and fostering economic development.http://cltatc.org/
The North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA) is a not-for-profit trade association focused on advancing the state's tech industry. NCTA has 700+ member companies, organizations and institutions representing more than 200,000 North Carolina based employees. NCTA helps members grow regionally and compete globally in a myriad of ways with a focus on executive engagement, public affairs and knowledge workforce.http://www.nctechnology.org/
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