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2022 New Jersey 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


  • Roota Almeida
    CISO
    Delta Dental of NJ and CT

    Roota Almeida is a dynamic senior IT Executive responsible for successful implementation of information security, risk and compliance systems and strategies across multiple industries with global operations.  Currently, she is the Head of Information Security at Delta Dental of NJ and CT, leading the development and implementation of enterprise-wide information security strategy, policies, risk assessments and controls.

    Prior to Delta Dental, Roota was the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Covanta Holdings Corp., a leader in Energy-from-Waste. As a CISO she led all aspects of Information security and risk, including global information security awareness programs, policies, business continuity and incident response teams.

    Roota has over 15 years of direct experience in establishing and maintaining global security strategies, architectures, standards, and compliance while driving the necessary cultural changes to affect measurable improvements in the organizations’ security posture.  Roota is a recognized thought leader in the industry and serves as a Co-Chair for Evanta’s NJ CxO Summits and Advisory Board Member for HMG’s CIO and CSO Summits. She is also a Governing Body Member for various other technology conferences. She is a frequent speaker at various conferences such as MIT’s CIO Symposium, HMG’s CIO Summit of America. Her in-depth experience and expertise in the field of Information Security and Risk Management can be measured by the various articles, eBooks, interviews and podcasts she has to her credit.

  • Gene Barskiy
    SVP Technology & Systems
    Berje Inc.

  • Richard M. Entrup
    Startup Advisor/Investor and Global Technology Leader

    Richard Entrup has led technology, innovation, and digital transformation programs at many prominent global brands including Verizon, Christie’s, Disney/ABC, Time Warner, The Museum of Modern Art, Viacom, and Tiffany & Company. He has also served as CIO at several healthcare companies and a major international law firm, with documented success aligning technology investments to strategic initiatives.

    Richard was most recently Managing Director, 5G & Edge Innovation at Verizon Business Group, where he was focused on helping enterprise clients explore the art of the possible to fully leverage 5G, edge computing, and emerging technology in support of digital transformation and innovation. Prior to Verizon, Richard was the Global CIO/CDO at Christie’s, where he visioned and executed a major digital transformation program which included many art tech firsts such as the first blockchain-based auction, an augmented reality virtual hang app, predictive analytics and computer vision apps using AI/ML, online mobile bidding during a live auction, and in 2018, helped launched the inaugural Christie’s Art & Tech Conference, which was focused on Blockchain and AI and where NFTs were first introduced to the traditional art world.

    Richard serves as a Mentor to students in the Executive Masters in Technology Management Program at Columbia University; a Startup Mentor for leAD, the sports startup accelerator program; is a trusted advisor to the venture capital community; and is a Startup Advisor to many early-stage startups in various sectors including eCommerce, Web3/Metaverse/NFT/Blockchain, cybersecurity, and media/broadcasting ad tech.  

  • Lookman Fazal
    Chief Information & Digital Officer
    NJ TRANSIT

    Lookman Fazal is an Executive IT Leader and the Global head of Technology and Security for Argo Turboserve Corporation. In his current role, Lookman manages multimillion dollar budget, a global staff across 3 continents and 28 locations around the world. 

    His primary objective is to set the technology & security blueprint and roadmap to position ATC for future growth across the 5 distinct business divisions.  Mr Fazal has reestablished business and IT partnership by strategically aligning IT organization to business objectives.  This was done by building transparency, trust, selling IT services and by showing the technology benefits to the business. 

    Mr Fazal is a dynamic leader recognized by peers as an excellent coach, team player and mentor with over 20 years of experience in Information Technology. He has managed many large-scale projects and planned strategic IT direction from a business perspective as well as technical perspective.  He possesses a proving ability to gain cooperation, build consensus and improve performance among diverse groups and has directed reengineering processes to reduce costs and increase efficiency. He has consistently been recognized and promoted to positions of increased responsibility

    Prior to joining ATC, Lookman Fazal has worked with several fortune 500 companies in various leadership roles at EmblemHealth, Avaya, Lucent and Novartis.  His last role was leading an IT Technology group reporting to the CIO where he managed a team of 70 people and a budget of $20 million.  He has a Masters in Management from Stevens Institute of Technology and has 10 certifications and 5 patents.     

    Industry Experience: Supply Chain, Distribution and Warehousing, Telecommunication, Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals.

  • Cindy Finkelman
    Strategic Advisor
    Mantissa Group LLC

    Cindy Finkelman joined FactSet Research Systems as Chief Information Officer in June 2015.  Cindy is responsible for Enterprise Transformation, Project Management, Security and Enterprise Risk Management; and works with senior business leaders to build strategic, effective and efficient capabilities through innovative and transformational programs.  Cindy was recognized as CIO of the Year by the 2017 Markets Media Women in Finance Awards, for her transformative impact on the company, her mentoring of women technologists and her philanthropic work.

    Cindy is a senior executive with 20+ years of diversified management, technology and operations experience and has a proven track record of designing and delivering technology driven transformational programs in many blue-chip firms, including New York Life Insurance Company, ALICO, Merrill Lynch, Marsh & McLennan, Prudential, Booz Allan & Hamilton and MetLife. Cindy’s passion is for people development. She has sponsored various mentoring programs and Women in Technology initiatives.

    Cindy has an MBA from NYU in Corporate Strategy/Entrepreneurship, and a BS from SUNY/Albany.  Cindy is currently a Board member of the Society for Information Management (SIM) NY chapter where she is responsible for the Program Committee and actively participates in SIM Women. 

  • Rocco Grillo
    Managing Director - Global Cyber Risk Services & Incident Response Investigation
    Alvarez & Marsal

    Cybersecurity Executive Leader with extensive experience leading teams and providing clients with cybersecurity advisory services, incident response investigations, and other technical services, as well as guidance to C-Suite and Board level clients. I serve as a trusted advisor and partner to clients, law enforcement and government agencies, law firms, and industry organizations to address cybersecurity matters including incident response & forensics investigations, as well as vulnerability and threat management matters. He is a Ponemon Institute Fellow and affiliate board advisor to industry organizations including FS-ISAC, Retail-CISC, NH-ISAC as well as other ISACS, and member of the Shared Assessments Steering Committee Board. He has also served on the CLM Cyber Liability Council, the Board of Directors of the NY ISSA, the IT Policy Compliance Group, and the (i-4) Research Committee and he has been Interviewed / quoted in CNNMoney, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The London Times, Thomson Reuters, and other industry publications.

  • Jon Harding
    Global CIO
    Conair LLC

    As Global CIO of Conair Corporation, Jon Harding holds worldwide responsibility for the company’s IT in support of both day-to-day operations, and future business growth. Harding joined Conair Corporation at the start of 2004 in the new position of Global CIO. A graduate of the University of Sheffield in England, he has 20 years of IT management experience in the consumer products industry. The Conair IT team led by Harding has completed the global rollout of a centralized ERP system that provides one central source of management information to support business growth. Along the way several acquired companies have been integrated into this central IT infrastructure in a 3 to 6 month timeframe. The IT team is customer service focused with the flexibility to meet dynamic business priorities.

    Before joining Conair, Harding was Director of IT for the U.S. Snacks Division of Kellogg Company (formerly the Keebler Company) that Kellogg’s acquired in 2001. Prior to 2001, he held various IT leadership positions within the UK and European subsidiaries of Kellogg’s. From 1999 to 2001 he was the overall leader of a major business process and system change initiative for Kellogg’s Europe. In total he spent 17 years with Kellogg’s IT team.

  • Sudhanshu Kairab
    VP Cybersecurity Governance, Risk, & Compliance at Comcast Cable
    Comcast

    Sudhanshu currently serves as the VP of Cybersecurity Governance, Risk, and Compliance and is responsible for security policy management, third party risk assurance, security education and awareness, and IT security compliance.  He has a strong background in security, compliance and internal audit.  Prior to joining Comcast, Sudhanshu worked for Wyndham Worldwide where he held similar leadership roles.  He has also worked for several other companies including IBM, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Deloitte.  Sudhanshu obtained his undergraduate and MBA degrees from Bucknell University and Northeastern University.

  • Dutt Kalluri
    Chief Digital Officer
    Celsior Technologies

    I am a futurist, visionary, technology strategist and a digital transformation evangelist with proven ability to define transformative business-focused IT strategies to maximize today’s opportunities while preparing for the future. I successfully defined and executed technology vision and strategy to evolve enterprises as technology organizations, managed global digital transformation programs, developed cost take out strategies and worked on emerging technologies like AI/ML, Blockchain, Robotic Process Automation. I am a recognized thought leader known for innovating fast and reliable solutions

    I am a strategic and versatile executive with extensive international and domestic leadership success at both multinationals and start-ups. I believe strongly in integrating core values into business vision, connecting strategy to execution, and inspiring colleagues and teams to achieve their best.

    My colleagues view me as a transparent leader with uncompromising integrity and high expectations of performance, as a coach who seeks to challenge and develop staff, and as a mentor who wants to help guide and counsel top performers. Most importantly, I am valued for inspiring colleagues to achieve their best in a collaborative, team-based environment. I am known as a calming force who drives organizational and process change initiatives while maintaining high standards for performance.

    My core competencies include P&L Management; Enterprise IT Strategy, IT Development, Technology Implementation, Transformation, Aligning Business & Technology, Risk Management, Strategic Planning & Analysis, Performance Turnarounds, Team Development & Leadership, Client Relationship Management, Cross-Functional Leadership, Emerging Technologies, Product Lifecycle Management, Enterprise Architectures, Public/private/hybrid cloud strategy & execution, organizational design and effectiveness.

  • Brian Mecca
    EVP
    SIM New Jersey

    Over 25 years of progressive experience managing functions, projects, departments and budgets ■ Visionary Senior IT Director using technology to enable the business to do what they do even better. ■ Extensive experience in major projects, including data center consolidations, storage and infrastructure upgrades, software refresh, major systems application release, internalization of disaster recovery ■ Directed IT technical and infrastructure areas, including service desk, network operations center, data center operations, facilities management, voice/PBX, change and problem management, data and mobile communications ■ Management of outsourced services providers ■ Strategic vendors relationship management for all areas of information technology including hardware, software, telecommunications and services ■ Effectively managed the change and problem management areas, created and updated policies and procedures, oversaw various regulatory and industry audits and assessments ■ Performs management with sense of urgency, dependability, and integrity, making the correct decision at a critical juncture in a crisis or critical situation in a timely manner ■ Strong communication and interpersonal skills with an outgoing personality, team building and leadership skills that lend themselves to significant interaction within the organizational hierarchy ■ Successfully completed Advanced Negotiation Training and Skills, resulting in high levels of vendor service and responsiveness and cost savings ■ Build, enhance, and motivate a high performing IT and infrastructure team

    Specialties: Infrastructure Management & Strategic Planning, Financial Management and Budgeting, Process Improvement, 7x24 Data Center Operations, Voice, Data, and Mobile Communications, Vendor Relationship Management, Business Continuity, Strategic Sourcing and Procurement, Facilities Services, Service Desk, Help Desk, Project Management, VMware, HP NonStop, PBX systems, , Nimble Storage, Cisco 

  • Hunter Muller
    Founder & 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 Founder 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.

  • Rajeev Nair
    CIO
    J Knipper & Co.

    Rajeev Nair, the CIO, of J Knipper & Co, and KnippeRx, plays two key roles. In addition to the traditional CIO role that is responsible for Knipper’s overall technology strategy, he also fulfills the CTO role, of being responsible for direct IT revenue that amounts to 20% of the enterprise revenue. He has P&L responsibility for service offerings that generate immediate revenue, and a product portfolio that generates future revenue, while ensuring Knipper’s technology supremacy is unparalleled in the market.

     

    Rajeev has more than 25 years of technology leadership experience in a variety of organizations, but most notably in the Life Sciences and Pharmaceutical industries. Prior to leading Knipper’s IT, Rajeev was the Global CIO of Jubilant Pharmaceuticals, a global pharmaceutical company with operations in US, Canada, Europe & Asia.

  • Michael O'Connor
    SVP and Chief Product Officer
    Porzio Life Sciences, LLC

    MICHAEL O'CONNOR is Senior Vice President and Chief Product Officer for Porzio Life Sciences, LLC. In this role, Michael advises life sciences companies on the strategic use of data analytics and technology to drive compliance with governing laws, codes, and industry standards and also leads the development of the Porzio Life Sciences technology solution offerings.

    Prior to joining PorzioLS, Mr. O'Connor held executive leadership positions as the global head of compliance and ethics operations at Alexion and as an executive director, global head, IT business consulting at Boehringer Ingelheim. Most recently, Mr. O'Connor was a Principal/Owner at 3rd Wave Compliance, a technology-focused consulting company geared toward life sciences companies.

    Mr. O'Connor holds a Masters in Management Information Systems from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute – Lally School of Management and Technology in Troy, NY, and holds a BA in Computer Science from Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, CT.

  • Mark Polansky
    Senior Partner, Technology & Digital Officers Practice
    Korn Ferry

    Mark has extensively recruited chief information officers, chief technology officers, chief information security officers and other senior IT leadership talent across varied vertical sectors including Industrial, Consumer, Life Sciences and Higher Education. His consultative approach to search encompasses talent strategy, organization design, search process and diversity recruiting. Mark ’s clients range from the Fortune 100 (McKesson, General Electric, Hewlett-Packard, Boeing) to smaller high-growth companies (Under Armour, Regeneron, DirecTV) as well as prestigious public and private universities (Harvard, Rockefeller, University of Florida).

    Before entering the search field, Mark developed and marketed information systems within the Financial Services and Higher Education sectors. He currently serves on the Advisory Committee for Columbia University's executive graduate program in Information Technology Management.

    Mark frequently addresses conferences and writes on information technology and career management topics. He is the creator of the “Executive Career Counsel” column in CIO Magazine and on CIO.com. He is a member of the Society for Information Management (SIM) and has served as President of the New York Chapter. He sits on the Advisory Boards of The Information Technology Senior Management Forum (ITSMF), the national organization dedicated to fostering executive talent among African-American IT professionals, and HITEC, the Hispanic Information Technology Executive Council.

    Mark holds a master’s degree in Computer Science from Pratt Institute and a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Electrical Engineering from Union College.

  • Joseph Puglisi
    Chairman and President
    North Andover Investors Collaborative, LLC

    Mr. Puglisi is a business and technology professional with extensive experience managing complex business and technical environments across industries. He has repeatedly maximized the effectiveness of existing staff and improved relationships with business leaders. He is adept at building and leading teams and creating cross-functional partnerships to deliver on business initiatives. Mr. Puglisi has particular strengths in leadership, strategic vision, innovation and communication. In his column, View from the Bridge, he writes about business and technology and makes interesting, often humorous personal observations. Mr. Puglisi is currently a member of the North Andover Investors Collaborative, Board member of a specialty beverage manufacturer, Partner at Versento and advisor to several other companies. Most recently, Mr. Puglisi was Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Innovairre Communications, the worldwide leader in fundraising, supporting agencies and nonprofit organizations. Prior to that, Mr. Puglisi was Vice President and CIO for EMCOR Group Inc., the world's leader in specialty construction, facilities services and energy infrastructure, Vice President and CIO at Chartwell Re, a major insurance and reinsurance company and Corporate Director of IT at Lehrer McGovern Bovis, one of the largest Construction Management firms in the world. Mr. Puglisi started his business career as a partner of a quantitative marketing analysis consulting company for over 14 years. Responsibilities included sales, account management, marketing, product development, system installation, training, support and management consulting.

  • Nate Smolenski
    Cloud Architecture Services Director
    Netskope

    Nathan is a Cyber Security & Technology leader with over 18 years of experience across financial services, management consulting, executive search, insurance and software industry verticals. Nathan is highly experienced in digital transformation, leadership enrichment, organizational development and the modernization of enterprise security programs and architectures; enabling businesses through consumable service-based delivery capabilities. Nathan maintains a contemporary view of technology and cyber security and is a strong believer in process and technology innovation to drive transformational change.

    Nathan currently serves as director on the enterprise strategy team at Netskope, the leader in cloud security, focused on digital transformation of cyber security programs, security research initiatives, and the evolution of cloud security architectures; while helping to further drive success for Netskope and its customers.

    Prior joining the Netskope team, Nathan served as the Head of Technology Security Strategy and Engineering for the NY Life Insurance Company; as well as previous roles as the VP/CISO of Spencer Stuart, a world leader in executive search and management consulting, the CISO of Zurich North America, and the CISO of 21stCentury Insurance. Nathan maintains the CISSP, CISA and CISM designations, was a 2016 nominee for ISSA & InfraGard’s Chicago CISO of the Year, and serves as a member of the Rutgers University cyber security program advisory board.

  • Allen Spokane
    CTO
    Carisk Partners

    Mr. Spokane has more than 20 years professional experience as a senior IT Manager. In his current role, he has leveraged his infrastructure experse to transform the organization’s data center to utilize virtualization and cloud computing. Mr. Spokane started his career as a developer and worked with various Microsoft-based development and database platforms in a variety of business sengs with an emphasis on healthcare technology. He has extensive experience in database design and architecture in CRM, direct marketing and home-grown ERP Systems. Aer holding several VP positions in IT, he gained extensive experience in infrastructure and operations. He considers himself a “hands-on” executive and has always maintained close es back to his roots in development and infrastructure. Mr. Spokane currently serves as Executive Vice President of the Society for Information Management's New Jersey Chapter (SIM-NJ), aer serving three terms as Vice President of Programs. Mr. Spokane earned a BS in Business from Ithaca College. He lives in western New Jersey with his wife, Sandra, and two daughters, Marissa and Olivia, ages 18 and 13, respectively. In his off me, he is an avid classic car fan and enjoys running and camping with his family.

  • Scott Strickland
    EVP & CIO
    Wyndham Hotels and Resorts

    Scott Strickland will spearhead the ongoing effort to enhance and implement Wyndham’s overall technology strategy and the continued migration of the company’s 18 brands to the Sabre SynXis property management and central reservation system. Wyndham Hotel Group was the first global hospitality company of its scale to roll out the system helping economy and midscale hoteliers grow their business by more efficiently managing pricing and inventory

    With 25 years of experience in the field of information technology, Strickland joins Wyndham from D+M Group where he led the company’s information technology function as chief information officer. Prior to this position, Strickland held the role of executive director, information technology with Nissan North America. Previously, he held technology roles at Stanley Black & Decker, IBM and Mars, Inc.


  • Mark Taylor
    CEO
    Society for Information Management

  • Barry Toubin
    Vice President, Enterprise Applications, Infrastructure and Enabling Functions
    Zoetis

    Barry Toubin is a highly accomplished Chief Information Officer, turnaround expert, and strategic business leader, with more than 25 years of proven success in the retail, pharmaceutical, technology, and communications industries. His background encompasses Management Consulting, Information Technology, and Marketing, giving him a unique perspective on opportunities to transform business performance.

    Presently, Barry is the Vice President, Enterprise Applications, Infrastructure and Enabling Functions leading global digital solutions for Zoetis, a $6B animal health company in a very aggressive growth stage. Through a strong R&D pipeline and aggressive acquisition strategy, Zoetis is expanding its portfolio to including genetics, medical devices, precision livestock farming, and diagnostic services. Leveraging both marketing and technology experience, Barry is leading the integration of acquisitions responsible for driving revenue growth, driving digital customer experiences and overseeing the global organization’s IT investments and operations.

    Prior to joining Zoetis, Barry spent five years with Benjamin Moore & Co., a 130-year-old paint manufacturer and distributor. Originally the firm’s CIO, Barry’s ability to identify and capitalize on untapped opportunities resulted in his appointment to Chief Marketing Officer in 2016. His technology background proved advantageous for the role, leading to innovations to better serve the business and its retailers, as well as products and services for consumers and professionals – re-igniting growth for the company.

    In 2009, Barry was recruited into Merck as Executive Director of Global Human Health IT, after the firm’s acquisition of Schering Plough. His ability to restore operations in decline was immediately put to work, helping to shape a $5B growth strategy, and reducing operating costs by $30M. At Schering Plough, Barry was promoted from Chief Technology Officer of a start-up division to Vice President of Application Delivery for the global business. In that role, he led a number of strategic transformation projects, including systems integrations for acquired companies, and the creation of a shared-services organization for more than 100 countries.

    He began his career with Accenture, where, as Partner, he led client engagement activities for communications and tech clients, including AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon Wireless. Among his accomplishments with Accenture: successfully reversing a failing contract and fractured relationship with a major client, the ground-up redesign of a customer relationship management approach (a $67M program), and delivering a revolutionary solution for increasing network capacity planning – an efficiency resulting in enormous cost savings for the carrier.

    Barry graduated from George Washington University with a BS in Computer Science Engineering and Business Administration. Throughout his career, he has undertaken a wide range of leadership and executive management training, relating to leadership style, workforce engagement, and engaging key influencers and decisionmakers. His expertise includes cross-functional team building and leadership, strategic planning, enterprise architecture, emerging technologies, change management, and M&A integration. He is a member of the Society for Information Management, and a speaker on the subject of transformational manufacturing applications.

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May 17, 2022, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

 

8:00 - 9:00 AM 

Breakfast and Networking


9:00 - 9:20 AM 

Welcome and Introduction

Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy, Brian Mecca, President, SIM New Jersey and Mark Taylor, CEO, Society for Information Management


9:20 - 9:30 AM 

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

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


9:30 - 9:55 AM 

EXECUTIVE FIRESIDE CHAT:  Driving Business Outcomes:  The Impact of Five Years of IT Partnership and Cloud Transformation

Scott Strickland, EVP & CIO, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts interviewed by Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts completes their five year transformation to become business partners, to provide a complete cloud infrastructure, and to enable differentiated offerings for their hotel owners and guests.   This required courageous organizational change, transparent communication, ruthless prioritization, and mutual trust…ultimately enabling the ability to go public, complete a $2b acquisition, invest through the COVID downturn, and launch four new brands.


9:55 - 10:20 AM 

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


10:20 - 10:50 AM

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Leading Boldly and Authentically in a Time of Extreme Turbulence

Moderator: Cindy Finkelman, Strategic Advisor, Mantissa Group LLC

Lookman Fazal, Chief Information and Digital Officer, NJ Transit

Joe Puglisi, Chairman and President, North Andover Investors Collaborative, LLC

Scott Strickland, EVP & CIO, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

The War in Ukraine, The Great Resignation, Global Supply-Chain Challenges and Energy Constraints. These are just a few of the unprecedented disruptions that are impacting members of the senior leadership team and their strategic focus. This is a critical time for technology executives to demonstrate bold, authentic and inclusive leadership to help inspire employees and foster an environment of trust.

In this powerful Executive Panel discussion, world-class CIOs and technology executives will share how they’ve adapted their leadership styles to help galvanize the team around a shared mission and to stimulate a collaborative and inclusive culture that can spark innovation, foster a spirit of connectedness and drive successful business outcomes.


10:50 - 11:15 AM

EXECUTIVE FIRESIDE CHAT:  Why Security Service Edge is a Critical Part of any Zero Trust Program

Nate Smolenski, Cloud Architecture Services Director, 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.


    11:15 - 11:40 AM

    Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


    11:40 AM - 12:10 PM

    EXECUTIVE PANEL:   Accelerating Your Winning IT Strategy with World Class Technologies and Partnerships

    Moderator:  Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy

    Richard M. Entrup, Startup Advisor/Investor and Global Technology Leader

    Michael O'Connor, SVP and Chief Product Officer, Porzio Life Sciences, LLC

    Allen Spokane, CTO, Carisk Partners

    Advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, data analytics, application development tools and modern development platforms can enable business technology leaders to identify potential use cases and make a meaningful impact on the business. These and other technologies can help better safeguard enterprises against cyber threats, create digital experiences that improve an organization's operational efficiency, increase revenue, and reduce technical debt. This panel of executives will share use cases for leveraging advanced technologies and partnerships that are enabling competitive differentiation and speed to market.


    12:10 - 1:20 PM

    Lunch, Networking and HMG Global Leadership Institute Awards Program

    Past winners include:


    Roota Almeida, CISO, Delta Dental of NJ & CT

    Edward Amoroso, Founder & CEO, TAG Cyber LLC

    Rich Entrup, Former Managing Director, Enterprise Innovation and 5G Solutions, Verizon

    Lookman Fazal, Chief Information and Digital Officer, NJ Transit

    Clark Golestani, Managing Director & Advisor C Sensei Group

    Faisal Jameel, CTO, NJ Transit

    Justin Lahullier, CIO, Delta Dental of New Jersey

    Stephen Landry, CIO, Seton Hall University

    Paul Fisher, Associate CIO, Seton Hall University

    Joseph Puglisi, VP IT, Nice-Pak Products Inc.

    John Repko, EVP & CIO, AIG

    Michael Salas, CIDO, SUEZ North America

    Raj Singh, Global Head of Applications, Horizon Global

    Scott Strickland, EVP & CIO, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

    Jim Swanson, EVP and Enterprise CIO, Johnson & Johnson

    Gabrielle Wolfson, Chief Information and Digital Officer, Quest Diagnostics


    1:20 - 1:50 PM 

    EXECUTIVE PANEL:    Safeguarding the Enterprise Against Escalating Global Cyber Threats

    Moderator:  Rocco Grillo, Managing Director - Global Cyber Risk Services & Incident Response Investigation, Alvarez & Marsal

    Roota Almeida, CISO, Delta Dental of NJ and CT

    Sudhanshu Kairab, VP Cybersecurity Governance, Risk, & Compliance at Comcast Cable, Comcast

    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.


    1:50 - 2:15 PM

    Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


    2:15 - 2:30 PM

    DIGITAL INTERVIEW SPOTLIGHT - John "Gucci" Foley, Former Blue Angels Pilot


    2:30 – 3:00 PM

    EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Acting as a Talent Magnet to Attract and Retain the Best and the Brightest

    Moderator:  Mark Polansky, Senior Partner, Technology and Digital Officers Practice, Korn Ferry

    Gene Barskiy, SVP Technology & Systems, Berje Inc.

    Rocco Grillo, Managing Director - Global Cyber Risk Services & Incident Response Investigation, Alvarez & Marsal

    Barry Toubin, Vice President of Enterprise Applications, Infrastructure, and Enabling Functions, Zoetis Inc. 

    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 – 3:30 PM

    EXECUTIVE PANEL:  The Tech Leader as Enterprise Change Agent – Fostering Cultural Change and Enabling the Digital Business Juggernaut

    Moderator:  Joe Puglisi, Chairman and President, North Andover Investors Collaborative, LLC

    Jon Harding, Global CIO, Conair LLC

    Dutt Kalluri, Chief Digital Officer, Celsior Technologies

    Rajeev Nair, CIO, J Knipper & Co.

    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.


    3:30 - 4:00 PM

    Raffle Prizes and Closing Remarks

    Presenting Partners

    • 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.

      https://www.netskope.com/

    Platinum Partners

    • 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.

      https://www.outsystems.com/

    Gold Partners

    • SentinelOne

      SentinelOne delivers autonomous endpoint protection through a single agent that successfully prevents, detects and responds to attacks across all major vectors. Designed for extreme ease of use, the S1 platform saves customers time by applying AI to automatically eliminate threats in real time for both on premise and cloud environments and is the only solution to provide full visibility across networks directly from the endpoint.

      https://www.sentinelone.com/
    • 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).

      https://www.8x8.com/

    Supporting Partners

    • Okta

      Okta is the leading independent identity provider. The Okta Identity Cloud enables organizations to securely connect the right people to the right technologies at the right time. With more than 7,000 pre-built integrations to applications and infrastructure providers, Okta provides simple and secure access to people and organizations everywhere, giving them the confidence to reach their full potential. More than 10,000 organizations, including JetBlue, Nordstrom, Siemens, Slack, T-Mobile, Takeda, Teach for America, and Twilio, trust Okta to help protect the identities of their workforces and customers.

      https://www.okta.com/

    Marketplace Partners

    • Darktrace

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

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

      We are a digitally native company that helps organizations reinvent themselves to create a way forward and unleash their potential. We are the place where innovation, design and engineering meet scale. • We have more than 20,000 employees and we are present in 18 countries working for companies like Google, Rockwell Automation, Electronic Arts and Santander, among others. • We were named a Worldwide Leader in CX Improvement Services by IDC MarketScape report. • We were also featured as a business case study at Harvard, MIT, and Stanford. • We are a member of the Cybersecurity Tech Accord.

      https://www.globant.com/
    • 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.

      https://www.ringcentral.com/
    • SafeGuard Cyber

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

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

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

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

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

      https://www.akamai.com
    • Skybox

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

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

      https://www.bettercloud.com/
    • 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

      https://www.nutanix.com/solutions/financial-services
    • 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.

      www.paloaltonetworks.com
    • 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.

    • 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.

      https://www.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.

      https://zoom.us
    • 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.

      https://tonkean.com/
    • 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.

      https://www.fortinet.com/

    Strategic Partners

    • Egon Zehnder

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      https://www.spencerstuart.com

    Alliance Partners

    • Amplify Partners

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      http://lsvp.com
    • 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.

      https://www.menlovc.com/
    • Sequoia Capital

      Sequoia is a venture firm with a 40+ year track record of partnering with daring entrepreneurs. Founded in 1972, we’ve been early business partners with many of technology’s biggest companies (Apple, Google, Oracle, Cisco, and more) along with many emerging leaders (WhatsApp, Palo Alto Networks, ServiceNow, FireEye, LinkedIn, Dropbox, Airbnb, etc).

      https://www.sequoiacap.com

    Association Partners

    • SIM New Jersey

      SIM New Jersey is one of over 30 chapters and 4000+ members that play a vital role in the success of SIM by extending its vision and mission into IT communities across the United States. Our chapter is an excellent way to take advantage of the wealth of IT resources available in New Jersey, as well as the tri-state region. Through workshops, presentations, conferences, meetings and social outings, SIM New Jersey helps you stay informed on key industry issues while enabling members to establish valuable local, regional and even national contacts.

      http://njsim.org/

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    Cut Off Date: May 2, 2022

    https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/EWRRN/G-EHMG

    HYATT REGENCY NEW BRUNSWICK2 Albany Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    REGISTER HERE:  https://events.bizzabo.com/388086

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

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

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

    - OR - 

    • Full time academicians

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

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

    If you meet the criteria above, there is no fee to attend. Due to the fact that these are virtual events, please only register if you plan to virtually join us on the summit date and time.

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

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