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2022 Florida CIO Executive Leadership Summit


Leading Boldly and Authentically - Inspiring Trust and Winning in the Global Digital Economy

The digital pivot most companies have made since March 2020 has created new opportunities for CIOs, CISOs and business technology executives to play a deeper role in designing the future of the business and in the shape of the organization. Technology executives who inspire employees and foster an environment of trust can stimulate a collaborative culture that sparks innovation and drives business outcomes with the aid of impactful technologies that can enable the organization to win in the marketplace while attracting, growing, and retaining the people and skills that are needed to power the successful 21st-century organization.


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

- Stephen M.R. Covey

    • Mike Anselmo
      Chief Information Officer & EVP, Operations

      Michael is an entrepreneurial leader with over 30 years of progressive technology and business experience.  With a passion for innovation, he has garnered an outstanding record of accomplishments throughout his career leading technology businesses, building major technical programs and developing multiple organizations, including six successful startups.

      Prior to joining FIMC, Michael served as Chief Information Officer for several financial services firms, most recently NSM Insurance Group where he drove technology strategy and execution for several specialty insurance programs. Michael has also led technology and operations for Narragansett Bay Insurance, QBE, Praetorian Financial, NASDAQ and Munich Re.

      Nationally recognized for his innovative use of technologies in financial services, Michael has received prestigious technology awards such as ITAPro Technology, CIO 100, and Insurance & Technologies ELITE 8.

      Outside of the office, he has been involved with Junior Achievement in four states for over 30 years and currently sits on the JA board in Southeastern Pennsylvania.  He holds a degree in Information Technology from the City University of New York.

      Michael and his wife, Antoinette, live in the Greater New York area, have four children and love to travel. 

    • Lee Bailey
      Lee Bailey, Sr Director, Information Security

    • Todd Bayley
      Pasco County, FL

    • Bert Bertagna
      President, SIM Tampa Bay
      Senior IT Leader
      Pasco County, FL

      Bert Bertagna has over 40 years of business and technology experience.  He has held senior-level leadership positions with notable organizations such as Procter & Gamble, DHL Worldwide Express, Miami-Dade County Government, Office Depot, Abercrombie & Fitch, Bloomin' Brands, and currently at Pasco County Government.   Bert is a results driven technology leader with broad global experience and a strong track record of driving revenue growth, operating efficiency, and exceptional customer experience.  A valued member of Executive Leadership Teams, he has led many global and diverse teams driving change and inspiring them to execute with excellence.  Bert is currently a Senior IT Leader responsible for driving business transformation and executing on strategy and plans to deliver innovative technology solutions and premier customer service for Pasco County Government and citizens.  Bert holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from The University of Pittsburgh and is also a board member and President of the SIM Tampa Bay Chapter.

    • Dora Boussias
      Transformational Leader, Data Strategy & Architecture

      Business data and technology leader with deep domain expertise in data, analytics, enterprise architecture and digital transformation; accustomed to walking the line between Business & IT, comfortable with driving change at global organizations, focused on making meaningful impact to the organization and its ultimate beneficiary, be it patient or customer.

      Leading with authenticity, empathy, inclusiveness and resilience, strives to drive trusted partnerships to define, design, and implement cross-functional solutions that balance strategic direction with pragmatic needs, simplify processes, boost operational efficacy, and bring timely, relevant, high quality data for the right business decisions.

      Currently and throughout most her career in leadership roles of enterprise-wide reach, Dora has had the opportunity to make an impact with her work at global organizations such as Stryker, GE, and Prudential. Her 25+ year career includes exposure to Financial Services, Healthcare/Medical Technology, and Retail.

    • Lori Brown
      L Brown CX Consulting

      Lori Brown is the Former Results Companies’ Chief Experience Officer. A 25-year veteran of the BPO services industry, Lori and the Results team have had the opportunity to work with some of the top Fortune 100 and 500 global brands. Through State-of-the-Art technology such as Robotics AI, and BI analytics, understanding where the friction is in an interaction and deploying technology to help smooth those points is what Results is best at. Lori and team have helped their partners increase metrics such as NPS, CSAT and ENPS, all while minimizing costs.  “Having an experienced team that understands the power of data-as well as grasping a deeper understanding into customer behaviors -is critical to our success”.

      You will often hear Lori say, “At Results, we don’t say ‘We think’, we say ‘We know’, and we know because we have the data that tells us.”

    • Chuck D'Antonio
      Sr. Manager, Solutions Architect

      Chuck D'Antonio is a zealous cook, eater, and cocktail composer driven by a desire to increase the joy his customers and team find in their work. As a leader in the solution architecture team at OutSystems, he works with customers to understand how our low-code approaches and the OutSystems platform will help them improve their software delivery. He believes that these improvements are the key to increasing business value while reducing operational risk. Before joining OutSystems, Chuck worked with customers like the the the US Government, various Blue Cross Blue Shield associations, and Boston Scientific to enable their transition to modern software development practices. He integrates his work as a system architect, servant leader, and trusted advisor with his love for his family and a passion for open water swimming.

    • Elizabeth Decker
      VP IT
      President, SIM South Florida

    • Larry Di Gioia
      President, Central Florida SIM
      Senior Consultant
      Epic Engineering

    • Anu Ganesh
      Principal Research Director
      Info-Tech Research Group

    • James Garoutsos
      Chief Information Officer

    • Louis Grande
      SVP IT
      Red Lobster

      Lou Grande is an Information Technology Executive with over 30 years of experience in creating shareholder value and operational effectiveness through technology.  He has worked for organizations of all shapes and sizes, from "mid-market" to Fortune Global 500 companies.  He has broad experience in all aspects of system operations, IT governance, support services, compliance and development, and direct experience with IT strategy, project implementation, team organization and technology consulting.

      His industry experience includes foodservice/hospitality, retail and management consulting where Lou gained a solid reputation among colleagues, business partners and customers alike as an executive with a rare balance of strategic insight, operational expertise, technical skills, financial skills, and sales and marketing savvy.

      Grande holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Computer Information Systems from Georgia State University in Atlanta.  Lou is an Advisory Council Member of FSTec, Board Chair of the International Food & Beverage Technology Association, a Board Director of SIM Central Florida, and a Board Member and active participant of the NRA IT Executive Study Group.  He is also a five time repeat mentor for Pathbuilders’ Achieva program in Atlanta.

    • Shawn Harrs
      Chief Information Officer

      Shawn Harrs is Chief Information Officer of Ygrene Energy Fund. Ygrene offers an alternative way to finance energy-efficient and renewable energy upgrades for residential and commercial properties.  Prior to joining Ygrene, Shawn held a variety of technology-centric executive roles at The Walt Disney Company, NBC\Universal, and Lennar Corporation.  Shawn has also served on several not-for-profit boards focused on promoting STEM education.  Shawn holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from University of Central Florida, a Master of Business Administration from University of Phoenix, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Information Systems from Nova Southeastern University.  In addition, Shawn teaches various graduate and doctoral courses through University of Phoenix, Colorado State University Global, and Nova Southeastern University.

    • Josh Lazar
      18th Judicial District

    • Tano Maenza
      National Air Cargo


    • Dr. Kevin Mahoney
      Sr. Director, Enhanced Technologies

      Dr. Kevin Mahoney is a 22-year veteran of the IT industry.  He currently manages the strategy for advanced technology solutions at Fortinet.  Kevin holds a PhD in IT Management from Capella University and a JD in Technology Law from Purdue University.

    • Quintin McGrath
      Former Global Senior Managing Director, Technology Management & Enablement, Global Shared Technology Services, Business Solutions, Deloitte (Retired)
      Chair - ReThink Everything!
      SIM Tampa Bay

      Quintin McGrath is a passionate leader, a global team builder, and an energetic champion for change. He joined Deloitte 20+ years ago as the first South Africa CIO. In 2001, he moved with Deloitte to the US as a key member of the Global CIO’s leadership team. He continues to serve on Deloitte’s Global Technology Executive team.

      Over his career, Quintin has led various global technology programs and provided leadership through many critical technology transformations. He spent 8 years leading the Global Application Development team. In 2015, he initiated the transition of Deloitte to becoming a shared services-based organization and now leads a global group that covers a range of IT disciplines to provide frameworks, tools, and capabilities to enable a more agile and responsive global IT team. This includes the global Enterprise Architecture, Innovation, Quality and Certifications, Services Standards and Catalog, Project Management Office, and Change Management pillars.

      Quintin is an Electronic Engineer by profession, holding an MS Degree in Engineering from the University of Cape Town. He also has a Business Leadership MBA from the University of South Africa and a MA from Wheaton College in Chicago. As a proponent of life-long learning, he is currently pursuing a Doctor of Business Administration from the University of South Florida with a focus on ethics and AI.

      Along with his determination for personal growth, he is dedicated to developing the people around him, and especially the next generation of millennial leaders. He enjoys photography, spending time with his family, especially his three grandchildren who affectionately call him GQ (for Grandad Quintin), and is an environmental sustainability enthusiast. Quintin currently resides in Chicago, IL with his wife Megan.

    • Hunter Muller
      President and 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 ecosystems 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 HMG Next Ventures, 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.

    • Anthony Palladino
      Chief Revenue Officer

      Anthony Palladino is Chief Revenue Officer at Aisera. Anthony brings to CloudBees over 20 years of experience in sales and business strategy within the high tech industry. Prior to CloudBees, he was vice president of Americas at Splunk, a provider of software for real-time IT operational intelligence. During his five years at Splunk, he helped the company through a $230 million IPO and led a sales organization that produced results of 50%+ year-over-year growth and 93% customer retention. The performance of his team enabled Splunk to achieve a market capitalization of over $7 billion. Previously, Anthony worked at several other organizations, including BladeLogic, BMC Software and Hewlett Packard. Anthony has dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in honors and economics from Villanova University.

    • Rekha Ramesh
      Chief Digital Officer and Chief Information Officer
      Tupperware Brands

    • Dr. Chrissann Ruhle
      Instructor of Management
      Florida Gulf Coast University

    • James Robinson
      Deputy CISO

      James is a seasoned professional with nearly 20 years of experience in security engineering, architecture and strategy. He develops and delivers a comprehensive suite of strategic services and solutions that help executives change their security strategies through innovation. Before his time at Netskope, Robinson was the VP third-party risk management at Optiv, where he worked as a core contributor around strategic internal initiatives including threat management, risk management, third-party risk management, vulnerability management and data program protection. Prior to Optiv, he was the security architecture and strategy officer for Websense. He also previously served as product security officer for Emerson Network Power, a division of Emerson Electric Company, where he built the company’s first product security organization, including program and reference models, which were later adopted by Emerson Electric’s CTO office. He has held positions of increasing responsibilities with other Fortune 500 companies such as Anheuser-Busch and State Farm insurance where he ran one of the most successful penetration testing engagements in the company’s history. Throughout his career, Robinson has helped companies plan, build and run security programs, and he has developed solutions for network architecture and application security, penetration testing, incident response, security and risk assessment, forensics and investigations and product security. He attended Webster University where he studied business and management and holds a number of technical certifications.

    • Suresh Sanka
      Director of Technology
      Epic Engineering

    • Marcus Session
      Past President, SIM Tampa Bay
      VP of IT Services
      Tampa International Airport

      Marcus Session is the Vice President of Information Technology Services for Tampa International Airport (TPA).  His passion for technology, innovation, and business enablement are guiding the technology strategy of TPA.  He is responsible for leading and advising on technology initiatives throughout the organization.  He has 21 years of experience in Information Technology working in a variety of industries.  Previously, he served as Interim CIO for USF Health and Senior Director of IT Operations for the USF System.

      During his tenure at Tampa International Airport the ITS team has undergone significant change; restructuring of the IT project management office and information security team, hosting several technology events, and strengthened relationships with other technology organizations throughout the country.  This has increased visibility, collaboration, security, and efficiency of technology initiatives at the TPA. 

      He was recognized in 2018 as one of eleven CIO of the year honorees by the Tampa Bay Business Journal.  He serves as a board member for the Tampa Chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM) as Vice President, and he as a steering group member for the Airports Council International BIT Committee.

      He has spoken at national conferences and led transformative initiatives to help his organizations reach their goals.  He holds a Master’s of Science in Information Technology, as well as a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from the University of South Florida. He is also a member of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi and a Cisco Networking Academy alumnus.

    • Shehzad Siddique
      Sr It Manager SOA
      Wyndham Destinations

    • Michael Sink
      Chief Technology Advisor
      World Wide Technology

      Michael serves as the Chief Technology Advisor for Higher Education at World Wide Technology (WWT). In this role, he engages with clients on strategy, innovation, and transformation to develop and deliver outcomes that are important to higher education institutions and their constituents.

      Michael has more than 25 years in bringing creative and innovative information technology solutions that leverage established and emerging technologies across a variety of industries including Higher Education, Banking, Insurance, Distribution, and Health Care. Prior to joining WWT in January 2022, Michael most recently served as the Associate Vice President and Deputy CIO at the University of Central Florida (UCF), where he helped establish a vision for technology services to accelerate the transformation of UCF IT. Michael also served as Assistant Vice President of Infrastructure and Operations at the University of South Florida (USF).

      During his tenure within Higher Education, Michael served on the Board of Directors for the Higher Education User Group (HEUG) and as a board member for Florida LambdaRail (FLR), Florida's independent statewide research and education fiber optic network services provider.

      Michael received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management from North Carolina State University and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Cleveland State University.

      Michael resides in the Orlando, Florida area with his wife and three daughters where they enjoy all that Central Florida has to offer!

    • Allen Starr
      Goodwill Industries - Suncoast, Inc.

      Allen Starr has 25+ years of business and technology experience and has held senior-level leadership positions for large and small global companies in multiple industries, specifically retail, hospitality, manufacturing and software services.  Allen currently serves as Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Goodwill Industries Suncoast, leading all technology initiatives and support for the organization.  Allen holds a Bachelors degree in Business & Information Systems from Ferris State University and an MBA from Michigan State University.

    • Paul Teodorescu
      Vice President - Head of IT Operations and Service Delivery

    • Erik Tomasi
      Managing Partner
      Symosis Security

    • Ken Washington
      CIO & VP
      Tampa Port Authority

      Ken Washington began his employment with Port Tampa Bay in October 1996 and was promoted to his current position, Chief Information Officer, in 1998. In this capacity, Mr. Washington provides strategic oversight of organizational-wide information technology activities, as well as oversees the development, execution, and evaluation of all technological frameworks and infrastructure for Port Tampa Bay.Mr. Washington brings 35 years of experience in the field of information technology and has a diverse background in both corporate and governmental settings, with extensive experience in enterprise computing, telecommunications and implementations.Mr. Washington received his formal education from Hillsborough Community College, Harold Washington College, and the University of South Florida. He obtained his professional certifications as Master Certified Novell Engineer, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, and Microsoft Certified Professional.Prior to joining the Port Authority, Mr. Washington was employed by the Florida Aquarium as Manager of MIS, GTE as a Research Analyst, IBM as a Senior Technician, and served in the U.S. Army in Military Intelligence.


    • Jennifer Wesson Greenman
      Chief Information Officer
      Cancer Treatment Centers of America Global

      Jennifer Wesson Greenman is the Chief Information Officer of Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA). An accomplished health care executive with over fifteen years’ experience leading diverse teams in innovative technology solution development, delivery and support, Greenman joined CTCA® in July 2019 from H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa, where she served for five years as Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer.

      In her role at CTCA, Greenman works to implement technology advances and enhancements to empower its internal and external partners with a resilient, responsive and high-performing technology infrastructure to meet the broad needs of the patients and families who come to CTCA for their care.   

      At Moffitt, Greenman provided leadership and strategic direction for technologies used across the institution, supporting exceptional care delivery and fueling breakthrough scientific discoveries. During her tenure, Moffitt was recognized as a "Best Place to Work in IT" by Computerworld from 2017 through 2019. Additionally, Moffitt was recognized by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives as a “Healthcare Most Wired” organization in 2019, recognized for exemplifying best practices through the adoption, implementation and use of technology. Prior to that, Greenman worked for Tampa’s Bayfront Health System in a variety of IT management roles, including Chief Information Officer. She started her career as a Solution Delivery Consultant for Cerner Corporation. 

      Greenman obtained an MBA from the University of Florida and undergraduate degrees in Management Information Systems and Finance from Florida State University. She is a member of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives and was recognized by the Tampa Bay Business Journal as a finalist for the "CIO of the Year Award" in 2016 and 2018.

    • Paul Wilner
      VP IT, CIO
      Pall Corporation

      Results driven Chief Information Officer and information technology executive with broad global experience in life science manufacturing, engineering, consumer, and process industries. Proven success enabling sales force effectiveness, advancing digital marketing, ERP implementations, manufacturing and supply chain process improvement; driving change across diverse and complex operations. Able to set aggressive goals and create a service oriented culture that delivers on commitments. Danaher Business System and Six Sigma Black Belt experienced, committed and passionate to achieve company objectives and maximize value of Info-Technology.


    2022 Florida CIO Executive Leadership Summit

    May 12, 2022, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM ET


    8:00 - 9:00 AM - Breakfast and Networking

    9:00 - 9:20 AM - Welcome and Introduction

    Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy

    Larry DiGioia, President, SIM Central Florida

    Bert Bertagna, President, SIM Tampa Bay

    Elizabeth Decker, President, SIM South Florida

    9:20 - 9:30 AM - Digital Interview: The New Leadership Paradigm: Why Tech Executives Must Shift from a ‘Command-and-Control’ Model to ‘Trust and Inspire’ to Win the Global War for Talent and in the Marketplace

    Stephen M. R. Covey, best-selling author interviewed by Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy

    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 Muller, Stephen M.R. Covey, best-selling author of The Speed of Trust and his latest book Trust and Inspire, shares why a ‘Command-and-Control’ leadership style no longer works and how a ‘Trust and Inspire’ 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.

    9:30 - 9:55 AM - Executive Fireside Chat: Why Security Service Edge is a Critical Part of any Zero Trust Program

    James Robinson, Deputy CISO, Netskope interviewed by Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy

    Security Service Edge (SSE) is the next evolution of cloud security and a critical part of any zero trust strategy. SSE converges legacy point security capabilities into a unified cloud platform that provides secure access to applications and data everywhere, consistently for every location and delivery model. A modern security program aligned to zero trust principles must move beyond simplistic allow/block decisions and instead evaluate and re-evaluate the context surrounding every interaction, offering and adapting just the right access at just the right time. SSE is the security stack that helps deliver the promise of cloud and digital transformation.

    9:55 - 10:20 AM - Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

    10:20 - 10:50 AM - Executive Panel: The Future of IT in a Digital-First World:  Evolution or Extinction?

    Moderator:  Jennifer Wesson-Greenman, Chief Information Officer, Cancer Treatment Centers of America Global

    Elizabeth Decker, Vice President, Information Technology, DigitalBridge

    Josh Lazar, CIO, 18th Judicial Circuit, Florida

    Alen Starr, CIO, Goodwill Industries - Suncoast

    Some experts are openly questioning the need for a centralized IT organization in light of rapidly changing business and technology environments.  In an era of digitally enabled consumer and workplace solutions, can this model evolve and expand to drive critical transformation?  Or will the IT department slowly disappear and be replaced by decentralized teams of business-aligned, technology-enabled experts?  In this executive panel discussion, technology leaders of today will debate this provocative question and define a vision for the future.  

    10:50 - 11:15 AM - Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

    11:15 - 11:45 AM - Executive Panel: Responding to Megatrends to Reinvent the Future of the Business, Go-to-Market Strategies and the Customer Experience

    Introduction by Quintin McGrath, Former Global Senior Managing Director, Deloitte (Retired) and Chair - ReThink Everything!, SIM Tampa Bay

    Moderator - Marcus Session, VP of IT Services, Tampa International Airport

    Shawn Harrs, Chief Information Officer, Ygrene 

    Joel Schwalbe, Chief Information Officer, Transnetyx

    Shehzad Siddique, Sr. IT Manager, SOA, Wyndham Destinations

    SIM recently launched a new shared interest group called ReThinking Everything! to focus on the merging of megatrends and their enabling technologies. For today’s technology leaders, this includes the bold leadership actions that they must take in working with the C-suite, line-of-business leaders and the Board to develop new business models, Go-to-Market strategies along with redesigning the customer experience.

    This executive panel of top-tier technology executives will share the megatrends that are evolving and the role they are playing in rethinking core business strategies. 

    11:45 AM - 12:10 PM - Executive Fireside Chat: Supercharging Your EX and ITSM Strategy with AI & Automation 

    Anthony Palladino, CRO, Aisera interviewed by Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy

    The next-generation technology stack is continuously being shaped with AI & automation spearheading the transformation. Essential business-critical work is happening at the fringes with tools such as Slack and Microsoft Teams experiencing more than 250M daily users combined. As CIOs navigate the transition to a modern work OS stack, it is important to understand how to plan your automation journey with a modern AI service experience platform. 

      12:10 - 1:00 PM - Lunch, Networking and HMG Global Leadership Institute Awards Program

      Former Award Recipients Include:

      Quintin McGrath, Former Global Senior Managing Director, Deloitte (Retired)

      Marcus Session, VP of IT Services, Tampa International Airport

      Jennifer Wesson-Greenman, Chief Information Officer, Cancer Treatment Centers of America Global

      Jeff Wysocki, CIO, The Mosaic Company

      1:00 - 1:30 PM - Executive Panel: Safeguarding the Enterprise Against Escalating Global Cyber Threats

      Moderator: Erik Tomasi, Managing Partner & Founder, EMTsec

      Mike Anselmo, CIO & EVP, Operations, FIMC

      Lee BaileySr Director, Information Security, Unilever Prestige

      Dr. Kevin Mahoney, Sr. Director, Enhanced Technologies, Fortinet

      Ransomware attacks are up a whopping 500% in 2021. Meanwhile, the nature of recent attacks including Log4j continue to become more widespread as these threats are impacting infrastructure, supply chains and other operations that can impact multiple organizations at once. As these and other types of threats continue to evolve and become more dangerous and complex, it’s clear that CISOs and security leaders need to reimagine their cybersecurity strategies to better safeguard the organization now and into the future.

      1:30 - 2:05 PM  - Executive Panel: Navigating Digital Transformation in the Public Sector

      Moderator: Bert Bertagna, Senior IT Leader, Pasco County Government & President, SIM Tampa Bay

      Todd Bayley, CIO, Pasco County Government

      Chuck D'Antonio, Sr. Manager, Solutions Architect, Outsystems

      James Garoutsos, CIO Seminole County Government

      Michael Sink, Chief Technology Advisor, World Wide Technology

      Ken Washington, CIO & VP, Tampa Port Authority                 

      The technologies that enhance our organizations and our lives are more powerful—and more essential—than ever before. Forward-thinking organizations, including governments, understand the technological forces that surround them and look for ways to harness them for the benefit of citizens and constituents alike.

      These technology trends for Government & Public sector this year arise from the challenges wrought from the pandemic and the need for flexible operating models that support significant disruptions. Government & Public agencies have experienced the limitations and risks posed by decades-old legacy infrastructure and core systems. To be better equipped to deal with the next disruption, government CIOs are accelerating the move to modern, modular architectures. While the need for legacy modernization is not new to government CIOs, the challenges related to the pandemic have only served to heighten the awareness of the resulting risks and the need for it.

      This panel provides a government-specific take on Digital Transformation in the Government & Public Sector, spotlighting the accelerating technology trends most likely to cause disruption over the next 18–24 months. Panelists will discuss which trends may be most relevant for Government Agencies & Public Sector organizations and how ready they are to take advantage of them. In this panel, we will discuss with several CIOs new opportunities in Accelerated Legacy Modernization, Anything as a Service (Xaas), Zero Trust Security, Multi-Channel Citizen Engagement, and  Operational Analytics to transform their organizations and engineer competitive advantage.

      2:05 - 2:30 PM - Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

      2:30 - 3:00 PM - Executive Panel: Acting as a Talent Magnet to Attract and Retain the Best and the Brightest

      Moderator:  Lori Brown, CXO/FounderL Brown CX Consulting

      Louis Grande, SVP IT, Red Lobster

      Rekha Ramesh, Chief Digital Officer and Chief Information Officer, Tupperware

      Paul Wilner, VP IT, CIO, Pall Corporation

      As the global war for talent continues to escalate, savvy CIOs and technology executives position their leadership styles to help attract and retain the skills and resources needed to move the 21st-century enterprise forward. This includes demonstrating authentic and inclusive approaches to solving critical challenges together and listening and responding thoughtfully to the needs and interests of employees.

      In this executive panel discussion, top-tier CIOs, technology leaders and search executives share their recommendations for tech executives to strengthen their leadership acumen and promote their personal brands to retain and attract world-class business technology talent.

      3:00 - 3:25 PM - Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

      3:25 - 3:55 PM - Executive Panel: The Tech Leader as Enterprise Change Agent – Fostering Cultural Change and Enabling the Digital Enterprise

      Moderator:  Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy

      Dora Boussias, Transformational Leader, Data Strategy & Architecture

      Tano Maenza, CIO, National Air Cargo

      Paul Teodorescu, Vice President - Head of IT Operations and Service Delivery, GenesisCare

      Technology executives have an incredible opportunity to act as enterprise change agents as they sit at the intersection of how technology can be leveraged to drive transformative change across the organization. But to pilot such dramatic changes across the organization, bold leadership is needed to execute on digital business opportunities and go-to-market strategies while guiding the cultural transformation that’s needed to succeed.

      In this captivating executive panel discussion, world-class business technology executives will share how they are applying an innovative approach to help to transform their companies’ business models and to guide the cultural evolution needed for the digital enterprise to fire on all cylinders.

      3:55 - 4:25 PM  - Executive Panel: AI and Ethics – Why should you care?

      Moderator: Quintin McGrath, Former Global Senior Managing Director, Technology Management & Enablement, Global Shared Technology Services, Business Solutions, Deloitte (Retired)

      Anuradha Ganesh, Principal Research Director, Info-Tech Research Group Inc US

      Anthony Palladino, CRO, Aisera

      Dr. Chrissann Ruhle, Instructor of Management, Florida Gulf Coast University

      Suresh Sanka, Director of Technology, EPIC Engineering & Consulting Group

       AI, whether it is automating standard processes, having a chatbot respond to common customer questions or self-driving cars, is a quickly growing part of our everyday lives. Businesses realize immediate benefits from the use of AI, but all too often are later faced with unanticipated downsides, like resistance because of job losses, rogue chatbots, and self-driving car malfunctions. This has highlighted the need to implement AI in a holistic, ethical way, to ensure the greatest benefit and least harm for all. This is pro-ethical AI.

      While it is not solely an IT issue, as the custodians of technology in our businesses, we are responsible for introducing AI in a way that is beneficial for our organizations as well as for the broader society. This requires holistic thinking, enhanced governance, enriched processes, and our active engagement with the many parts of the organization, e.g., leadership, risk, legal, talent etc.

      The panel will debate the complexities of pro-ethical AI and will share practical steps from businesses on the journey to maturity.

      4:25 - 4:30 PM  - Raffle Prizes and Closing Remarks

      Presenting 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.

      • Netskope

        Netskope is the leader in cloud security. Using patented technology, Netskope’s cloud-scale security platform provides context-aware governance of all cloud use in the enterprise in real time, whether accessed from the corporate network, remote, or from a mobile device. This means that security professionals can understand risky activities, protect sensitive data, stop online threats, and respond to incidents in a way that fits how people work today. With granular security policies, the most advanced cloud DLP, and unmatched breadth of workflows, Netskope is trusted by the largest companies in the world.


      Platinum Partners

      • Fortinet

        Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) makes possible a digital world that we can always trust through its mission to protect people, devices, and data everywhere. This is why the world’s largest enterprises, service providers, and government organizations choose Fortinet to securely accelerate their digital journey. The Fortinet Security Fabric platform delivers broad, integrated, and automated protections across the entire digital attack surface, securing critical devices, data, applications, and connections from the data center to the cloud to the home office. Ranking #1 in the most security appliances shipped worldwide, more than 565,000 customers trust Fortinet to protect their businesses. And the Fortinet NSE Training Institute, an initiative of Fortinet’s Training Advancement Agenda (TAA), provides one of the largest and broadest training programs in the industry to make cyber training and new career opportunities available to everyone. Learn more at https://www.fortinet.com, the Fortinet Blog, or FortiGuard Labs.

      • OutSystems

        OutSystems is a modern application platform enabling organizations to build applications fast, right and for the future. Every aspect of OutSystems is designed from the ground up to help professional developers build complete, compelling software solutions faster than ever before. Helping customers tackle challenges such as legacy modernization, process automation, and workplace innovation to customer experience transformation, OutSystems ensures solutions are secure, resilient, cloud-ready, and built to scale. More than anything, what sets OutSystems apart is its ability to enable applications to adapt to the changing needs of even the most dynamic business and to ensure that all developers have access to the newest, most innovative technologies.


      Gold Partners

      • 8x8, Inc.

        8x8 is transforming the future of business communications with XCaaS™ (eXperience Communications as a Service™). 8x8 XCaaS is the only integrated platform for contact center, voice, video meetings, team chat, and CPaaS embeddable APIs. Unlike multi-vendor environments, 8x8 XCaaS provides platform-wide reliability, lowers costs, boosts employee productivity and customer engagement, and delivers intelligence through AI-powered experiences and insights. More than 2.5 million people around the world rely on 8x8 to collaborate quicker, work smarter, and serve customers better with real-time analytics across every interaction. For organizations relying on Microsoft Teams for collaboration, 8x8 offers its 8x8 Voice for Microsoft Teams direct routing solution and 8x8 Contact Center for Microsoft Teams which is certified by Microsoft. 8x8 Voice for Microsoft Teams provides advanced telephony and contact center capabilities to further empower Microsoft Teams users. Today, more than 150,000 users rely on 8x8 for advanced communications for Teams. 8x8 is a ten-time Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS), Worldwide and seven-time Challenger in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Contact Center as a Service (CCaaS).


      Supporting Partners

      • Centripetal Networks

        Centripetal is a three-time Deloitte Fast 500 company, whose cyber security systems are deployed in many of the world’s most mission critical networks. Our mission is to make the most advanced intelligence-based defense available to everyone as a service. Through our research we are resolving each of the technological challenges to put trust back into internet connection.

      • Tonkean

        Tonkean is the OS for Business Operations, empowering operations teams to rapidly improve efficiency with an enterprise-grade, composable automation platform. By allowing ops teams to automate, monitor, and manage mission-critical business processes with no-code, while still maintaining compliance and security, Tonkean enables enterprises to accelerate operational velocity at scale. The Tonkean platform makes automating complex business processes simple and accessible to non-developers, such as business operations teams and process owners, by abstracting the high technical barrier and coding expertise needed to deliver robust, enterprise-grade process solutions via composability. Ops teams compose custom process solutions using building blocks called “enterprise components” or ECs. ECs are modular, interchangeable, and reusable capabilities that perform actions or complete steps in a business process. ECs are fully governed and curated, typically by IT. They can be adopted from vendors or custom built, or they can simply be extensions of existing tools and systems. This allows ops and process experts to rapidly build holistic process solutions that can work with different systems, easily adapt to changing needs, and measure cross-functional KPIs–all with no-code and no change management. Enterprises like Google, EVERSANA, Instacart, Grubhub, Crypto.com, and more rely on Tonkean to optimize and align their operations across functions—including sales, marketing, customer support, legal, finance, and more. With Tonkean, enterprises can expand the pie of who can deliver software to make a world of Makers.


      Marketplace Partners

      • 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.

      • BetterCloud

        BetterCloud is the leading SaaS Management Platform (SMP) that enables IT professionals to discover, manage and secure the growing stack of SaaS applications in the digital workplace. With an expanding ecosystem of SaaS integrations, thousands of forward thinking organizations like Zoom, Walmart, and Square now rely on BetterCloud to automate processes and policies across their cloud application portfolio. A pioneer of the SaaSOps movement, BetterCloud has built a community of more than 45K IT professionals who are embracing the new role of SaaSOps within IT organizations. The company launched the first-ever annual SaasOps-focused conference, Altitude, and publishes annually the definitive market research report, State of SaaSOps, on the market and category. BetterCloud is headquartered in New York City with offices in San Francisco, CA and Atlanta, GA. The company's total amount raised to date is $187 million. Investors include Warburg Pincus, Accel, Bain Capital Ventures, Flybridge Capital Partners, and Greycroft 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.

      • Fortinet

        Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) makes possible a digital world that we can always trust through its mission to protect people, devices, and data everywhere. This is why the world’s largest enterprises, service providers, and government organizations choose Fortinet to securely accelerate their digital journey. The Fortinet Security Fabric platform delivers broad, integrated, and automated protections across the entire digital attack surface, securing critical devices, data, applications, and connections from the data center to the cloud to the home office. Ranking #1 in the most security appliances shipped worldwide, more than 565,000 customers trust Fortinet to protect their businesses. And the Fortinet NSE Training Institute, an initiative of Fortinet’s Training Advancement Agenda (TAA), provides one of the largest and broadest training programs in the industry to make cyber training and new career opportunities available to everyone. Learn more at https://www.fortinet.com, the Fortinet Blog, or FortiGuard Labs.

      • 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.

      • Nutanix

        Financial Services firms have invested in Nutanix to accelerate their digital transformation and cloud initiatives. Our success in FinServ is attributed to our ability to offer simple cloud services that are operational resilient for business-critical, client-facing, and production workloads. Nutanix is a software based hybrid cloud platform that is: 1) Easy 2) Intelligent 3) Resilient 4) Leverages a subscription model Our Vision: Make clouds invisible, freeing customers to focus on their business outcomes

      • Palo Alto Networks

        Palo Alto Networks, the global cybersecurity leader, is shaping the cloud-centric future with technology that is transforming the way people and organizations operate. Our mission is to be the cybersecurity partner of choice, protecting our digital way of life. We help address the world's greatest security challenges with continuous innovation that seizes the latest breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, analytics, automation, and orchestration. By delivering an integrated platform and empowering a growing ecosystem of partners, we are at the forefront of protecting tens of thousands of organizations across clouds, networks, and mobile devices. Our vision is a world where each day is safer and more secure than the one before. For more information, visit www.paloaltonetworks.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™) global 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 MVP™, a Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) platform including team messaging, video meetings, and cloud phone system; RingCentral Video™,  the company's 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. RingCentral is headquartered in Belmont, California, and has offices around the world.

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • Strata

        Strata is pioneering the concept of Identity Orchestration for distributed, multi-cloud identity. Strata’s Maverics Platform enables enterprises to seamlessly unify on-premises and cloud-based authentication and access systems for consistent identity management in multi-cloud environments. Strata’s distributed approach to identity enables organizations to break decades-old vendor lock-in, preventing a broader transition of enterprise workloads to the public cloud. The company’s founders co-authored the SAML open standard for identity interoperability, created the first cloud identity services, delivered the first open-source identity products, and are now building the first distributed identity platform. For more information, visit us on the Web and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

      • Tonkean

        Tonkean is the OS for Business Operations, empowering operations teams to rapidly improve efficiency with an enterprise-grade, composable automation platform. By allowing ops teams to automate, monitor, and manage mission-critical business processes with no-code, while still maintaining compliance and security, Tonkean enables enterprises to accelerate operational velocity at scale. The Tonkean platform makes automating complex business processes simple and accessible to non-developers, such as business operations teams and process owners, by abstracting the high technical barrier and coding expertise needed to deliver robust, enterprise-grade process solutions via composability. Ops teams compose custom process solutions using building blocks called “enterprise components” or ECs. ECs are modular, interchangeable, and reusable capabilities that perform actions or complete steps in a business process. ECs are fully governed and curated, typically by IT. They can be adopted from vendors or custom built, or they can simply be extensions of existing tools and systems. This allows ops and process experts to rapidly build holistic process solutions that can work with different systems, easily adapt to changing needs, and measure cross-functional KPIs–all with no-code and no change management. Enterprises like Google, EVERSANA, Instacart, Grubhub, Crypto.com, and more rely on Tonkean to optimize and align their operations across functions—including sales, marketing, customer support, legal, finance, and more. With Tonkean, enterprises can expand the pie of who can deliver software to make a world of Makers.

      • Upwork

        Upwork is the world’s work marketplace. We serve everyone from one-person startups to over 30% of the Fortune 100 with a powerful, trust-driven platform that enables companies and talent to work together in new ways that unlock their potential. Our talent community earned over $3.3 billion on Upwork in 2021 across more than 10,000 skills in categories including website & app development, creative & design, customer support, finance & accounting, consulting, and operations. Learn more at upwork.com.

      • Zoom

        Zoom is the leader in modern enterprise video communications, with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, chat, and webinars across mobile, desktop, and room systems. Zoom Rooms is the original software-based conference room solution used around the world in board, conference, huddle, and training rooms, as well as executive offices and classrooms. Founded in 2011, Zoom helps businesses and organizations bring their teams together in a frictionless environment to get more done.

      • 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.


      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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.


      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.

      • 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.

      • 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).

      • 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.

      • Menlo Ventures

        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.

      • 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).


      Association Partners

      • SIM Central Florida

        SIM Central Florida is dedicated to shaping and influencing the management and use of information technology throughout the greater Orlando region. Our SIM chapter provides an outstanding opportunity for ongoing networking, meeting and collaboratively exploring best practices, trends and lessons learned. It is ideal for Central Florida’s information technology executives, academicians and senior business executives with key roles in the use of IT in their organizations. SIM Central Florida: Places members in the midst of a global network of IT leaders that is actively harnessing the power of knowledge, information, communication and technology. Continually works to enhance Central Florida’s reputation as a community of outstanding, visionary technology leaders. Gives back to our region by creating new opportunities for others through important mentoring, scholarships, financial contributions and community involvement. Leverages the talents and experiences of diverse IT contemporaries, business executives, technology experts and community leaders. Helps to develop members’ careers and the next generation of IT leaders by continually increasing knowledge, industry visibility and networking among peers who become advisors, confidantes and friends. Is the voice of Central Florida’s IT community on critical issues. SIM Central Florida members meet monthly – learning from presentations and dialogues with industry leaders, top practitioners and nationally recognized experts in information systems and management practices. Before, during and after each presentation, chapter members have the opportunity to discuss important issues and concerns with guest speakers and colleagues from industry and government. History In 1997, a group of prominent CIOs in the Central Florida area decided to establish a non-competitive environment where CIOs could collaboratively share in knowledge and work experiences. The founding fathers included Andy Wing, Rick Sickles and Ron Maciejewski. Wing became the group’s President and initiated the recruitment process – encouraging Hugh Moore, Jim Dekle and Garrett Grainger to join as founding members to lead the new group, which was named the Central Florida CIO Council. Several years later, another member of the Council, Dave Razmussen, challenged the group to convert to an affiliate chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM) – a watershed decision in our growth. The organization officially became a SIM chapter in 2001.

      • South Florida SIM

        SIM South Florida connects the area's premier IT leaders - for business solution exchange, professional development, and timely education. SIM South Florida has quarterly chapter meetings, monthly SIM Women Lunches and an annual conference. The chapter also partners with other organizations to host joint events or provide discounts to non-SIM events for SIM Members. The geographical scope of the South Florida Chapter is Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach County.

      • SIM Tampa Bay

        Tampa Bay’s IT community represents over 50,000 IT professionals and according to CBRE is the second fastest growing market in the United States. As we all know and are experiencing, IT is changing fast, and the digital revolution requires new ways to communicate, educate, and conduct business as an IT leader. The need to recruit and retain talent is of critical importance to continue our growth. “ I would like to encourage you to join our chapter and be part of the growing leadership of IT professionals in Tampa Bay” says Chris Downs, President SIM Tampa Bay. Membership provides you access to other senior IT executives, with an opportunity to collaborate and exchange ideas. We welcome you to join our Chapter: If you would like more information about membership in the Tampa Bay Chapter, please contact us at membership@simtampabay.org If you would like more information about our upcoming events, please contact us at events@simtampabay.org Any other inquiries, please contact us at info@simtampabay.org


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      - OR - 

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