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2022 Atlanta 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
 

With few in-person events available now, I continue to rely on HMG Strategy as a way to help me stay connected with my peers to brainstorm on the top opportunities and challenges that we’re facing in our roles.” 

Jay Ferro, Chief Information & Technology Officer, ERT

 


  • Curtis A. Carver Jr.
    Vice President & CIO
    University of Alabama at Birmingham

    With a unique mix of industry and academic experiences, Dr. Carver has developed and deployed innovative solutions to pressing problems both inside and outside the classroom and around the world. As an Army leader and technologist, Dr. Carver led the development of software systems that supported our nation during the Bosnian and Afghanistan conflicts. During a military career spanning 27 years, he deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq, lived in Italy and Korea, and spent twelve years as an educator and administrator at West Point. West Point was ranked as the #1 college in America by Forbes magazine and the #1 public liberal arts college by US News and World Report during his tenure. As an educator, Dr. Carver was a Professor of Computer Science, American Council of Education Fellow, recipient of the FISSEA Educator of the Year Award as well as a number of best paper awards at international conferences.

    Curt is a graduate of West Point, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science. He also has a M.S. and PhD in Computer Science from Texas A&M University. Prior to his position in the University System of Georgia, he served as the Vice Dean for Education, Vice Dean for Resources, and academic Chief Information Officer at West Point.

    Dr. Carver was born December 22, 1960 in Savannah, Georgia. He and his wife Eileen have three children.

  • Jay Ferro
    EVP, Chief Information & Technology Officer
    Clario

    Jay Ferro is the former Chief Information Officer for Quikrete, the largest manufacturer of packaged concrete in the United States. Previously, he served as CIO for a number of other companies including Earthlink, the American Cancer Society and AIG.

    Known as a thought-leader in the information technology arena, Ferro is a frequent guest speaker and panelist, both in Atlanta and nationwide. In recognition of his accomplishments, Ferro was selected as as one of ComputerWorld’s 2015 100 IT Leaders, as well as Georgia CIO of the Year in 2011, and is currently serving as chair for the Georgia CIO Leadership Association. Ferro was also selected to join Leadership Atlanta’s Class of 2015 and participate in a rigorous year-long leadership development program alongside other prominent Atlanta leaders. His commitment and dedication to community involvement is evidenced by the time and energy he contributes. In addition to his work with Priscilla’s Promise, in 2011, he was elected to the board of directors for TechBridge, an Atlanta-based nonprofit organization that helps other nonprofits use technology to improve their capability to serve the community.

    Ferro earned both his BA in political science and his MBA from the University of Georgia. He continues to be involved with his alma mater, both as a mentor for young alumni and as a member of the alumni board of directors for the Terry College of Business. Ferro lives in the metro Atlanta area with his three sons.

  • Ken Grady
    CVP & CIO
    IDEXX Laboratories

    Ken Grady serves as Vice President & global CIO for IDEXX Laboratories, the global leader in diagnostics and technology solutions for animal health, water & milk quality. Prior to joining IDEXX, Ken served as CIO for New England Biolabs, and global head of IT Shared Services for Novartis Vaccines & Diagnostics. In these roles Ken led early adoption of cloud technologies, the launch of new eCommerce platforms, and the commercialization of connected devices & the Internet of Things. Bringing more than 20 years of life sciences and technology leadership, Ken now leads an worldwide organization supporting new product launches, global distribution and support of some of the most innovative and critical diagnostic capabilities in the market protecting our food and water supply chains, and the health and well being of people and their companion animals.  Ken has been profiled for leadership and innovation by partners such as Salesforce.com, Apple and SAP.  Ken is an active member of the community, having served the last several years on town committees, and as a sponsor and senior advisor to Maine’s Project LOGIN. 

  • Jimmy Guest
    VP, Information Technology
    Sutherland Global Services

    Jimmy is currently serving as the VP of Information Technology at Sutherland Global Services (SGS), a global process transformation company operating in over 30 countries with 10,000+ employees integrated in all major verticals . He sits in the CIO/CDO office where he leads strategic initiatives for partnerships, roadmaps, cloud platforms, integrations, process transformation and digital deliveries.  Prior to SGS, Jimmy was the Director of IT for ABM Industries for 17 years, a Fortune 500 publicly held company with 140,000 + employees and 6 billion in revenue, where he helped transform/build an IT department from a major outsourced engagement ($ 58 million annual spend) to an in-sourced IT team of 150 + today.  He states that this effort, “…has been the most fulfilling in my career as I got to put a personal stamp on the new IT department. It created substantial agility to grow and match business needs in a more efficient and dynamic fashion – one that SHARES the company’s vision and working towards that success.”

    He has a tremendous track record of creating a collaborative and positive environment that generates energy with strong leadership  while partnering with company leaders to execute the overall company strategy.  Colleagues are quick to point out that he is sincerely passionate about creating a culture where the team is inspired, share a vision, know how they contribute and understand they are vested to the organization’s future and success - a culture with shared voice while driving positive change.

    Outside of his professional contributions, Jimmy has a wife of 25 years and two children that attend SEC universities.  His son is a freshman at UGA majoring in Computer Science and his daughter will be attending Ole Miss to study Management Information Systems.  Additionally, Jimmy makes it a priority to contribute to his local communities.  He served as a volunteer Head Coach from 2005-2012 where he enjoyed teaching teamwork and life lessons to youth through the game of football.  Although coaching has little to do with technology, there is no question the experience has directly influenced his leadership in a positive way of building & leading teams - and success as an IT leader. 

  • Shaun Hunt
    CIO
    McKenney's, Inc.

    Shaun Hunt manages the Technology group at McKenney’s, covering everything from mobility to Robotic Process Automation. Shaun is an early adopter and thought leader for the emerging Automation First movement. He holds a Master of Organizational Leadership from Southern NH University. Shaun launched his technology career in consulting at Accenture followed by Deloitte Consulting, before holding senior technology positions in financial services and non-profits. Shaun is passionate about creating efficient and effective systems by leveraging emerging technologies that enable clear business value.

  • John Iannarelli
    Former FBI Special Agent and Senior Executive Advisor
    FBI

    John G. Iannarelli recently retired from the FBI after more than 20 years of service, during which he was a member of the SWAT Team and participated in the investigations of the Oklahoma City Bombing, the 9/11 attack, and the Congresswoman Gabriel Giffords shooting.  John previously served at FBI Headquarters as their national spokesperson and on the Cyber Division Executive staff.  In Phoenix, John was the Cyber squad supervisor before promotion to Assistant Special Agent in Charge, the number two position overseeing all Criminal, Cyber, and Counter Intelligence investigations throughout Arizona.  John has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Computer Science for his contributions to the field of cyber investigations.

    John is the author of several other books, to include Why Teens Fail and What to Fix, a parents’ guide to protecting their children from Internet predators and other dangers, and Information Governance Security, how businesses can protect their sensitive data from loss or compromise.  His recently released How to Stop A Terrorist, is a guide for the average person to recognize and help prevent terrorism. John is a highly sought after speaker and has presented to Fortune 500 companies, domestic and international audiences, the United Nations, and the Vatican where he met personally with Pope Francis to discuss the evolution of cyber crime.

    A former San Diego Police Officer and a graduate of the University of San Diego School of Law, to include studies of international criminal and civil law at Oxford, England, John is also an attorney admitted to the practice of law in California, Maryland and the District of Columbia. He is currently a private consultant, whose clients have included the both the FBI and a national professional sports league.

  • Ryan Loy
    CIO
    EBSCO Industries, Inc.

  • 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.

  • Renee Pearson
    Director, Global IT Innovation
    Kimberly-Clark Corporation

  • Molly Rauzi
    CTO & Managing Director
    Gagen MacDonald

    Molly Rauzi has twenty years of experience leading large, complex business transformation, culture and organizational change initiatives. As a consultant and Chief Information Officer, she provides expert counsel to our clients who are undergoing rapid change. Prior to joining Gagen MacDonald, Molly was the Managing Director leading the Business Advisory Services Practice in the Denver office of Grant Thornton LLP.

    From 2007 to 2011, Molly served as an appointee of then Mayor John Hickenlooper (now the Governor of Colorado) to serve as the Chief Information Officer for the City and County of Denver.  Before working for the Mayor of Denver, Molly served as the Director of Technology for Denver International Airport. She has been an active member of her community for more than twenty years. Molly serves on the Board of Directors for Craig Hospital NewCloud Networks, and the Colorado Technology Association.  She also serves on the Center for Information Technology Innovation Board for the University of Colorado Denver Business School. She was voted one of the Twenty five most powerful women in Colorado in 2017. She was honored as Outstanding Woman in Business in 201o by the Denver Business Journal.  Molly holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Adminstration, Pre-Law with a minor in Sociology from Regis University, and a Master in Systems Management from the College of Systems Science from the University of Denver. 

  • AJ Rodrigues
    Head of IT Delivery and The Delta Tech Hub
    Delta Air Lines

    AJ Rodrigues is General Manager of IT Transformation at Delta Air Lines. He leads a global organization that supports IT strategy development and oversees strategic partnerships, vendor management and Delta’s Global Capability / Captive center in India. His team has successfully generated innovative solutions that leverage Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) and other emerging technologies that position Delta at the forefront of innovation. AJ was recruited to Delta in 2016 to lead enterprise sourcing for technology and contingent labor. Prior to Delta, AJ spent 10 years at Emerson Electric Co., a global industrial conglomerate with operations in over 50 countries and approximately 80,000 employees. At Emerson, AJ held a number of roles in strategic planning and technology including vendor management, information security and leading the IT operations for an Internet of Things (IoT) business that delivered Software as a Service (SaaS) applications, electronics and services to over 16,000 retail stores.

    AJ is passionate about leveraging technology to drive competitive advantage, building global teams and promoting women and minority representation in the IT industry. AJ has a bachelor’s degree in electrical and computer Engineering from Christian Brothers University and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame.

  • Dr. Kenneth Russell
    Chief Innovation Officer
    Curran Biotech

    Dr. Ken Russell is a respected technology leader/coach and innovation amplifier. A technology pioneer, he developed early Intranet systems for large banks which led to his participation in developing one of the first successful Internet-based training platforms. He was a valued voice and key influencer in the development of the North Carolina Research Campus (which focuses on Human Health, Agriculture, and Nutrition), leading the technology (as CIO) for the renowned Murdock Research Institute (DHMRI). Dr. Russell is also a Research Professor in Physics in the University of Houston’s Department of Mathematics and Physics.

    • Over 25 years’ experience developing and implementing comprehensive organizational change, transformational cultures, bespoke programs, and innovation initiatives in a variety of industries including energy, banking/financial, higher education, and technology. 
    • 2016-2019 - Served as CIO and VP of Digital Transformation at Pfeiffer University.  
    • Prior to that role, he served as a Director and Strategist at Cisco, CIO for the Murdock Research Institute (DHMRI) and spent several years in the Office of the CIO at Duke Energy. He was also SVP and head of Enterprise Architecture for Bank of America.
    • Mentor/coach for incumbent executives (preparing them for next generation processes and workplace challenges including policy/process development, validation of technology vision/direction, road-mapping, and Enterprise Architecture). Executive Leadership, organization tuning, management, budget oversight, staff optimization, SAP tuning, CPaaS, cost optimization.
    • Author of Social Knowledge: Organizational Currencies in the New Knowledge Economy (2014)

  • Serena Sacks
    General Manager Customer Success – US Education
    Microsoft

    Internationally recognized technology and business leader focusing on enabling every student to find their gifts and talents. For over 30 years, Ms. Sacks-Mandel has helped corporations, non-profits, and public sector organizations fulfill their missions through effective leadership, process excellence, and strategy focused execution. She is currently the leader for the US Education Customer Success team at Microsoft.

    Ms. Sacks Recently won international recognition as one of the top 100 visionaries in education. Earlier this year, her team earned a CIO 100 award for data analytics used to turn around failing students and schools. In 2019 the Global Women in Technology Association named her as the “Woman of the Year”. The Georgia CIO Leadership Association named Ms. Sacks “CIO of the Year” in 2017 for the Non-Profit sector and she was named the 2015 “Woman of the Year” for the Georgia Women in Technology organization. On a personal note, Ms. Sacks is a recent cancer survivor, founding Board Member of the Computer Museum of America, and the proud mother of three wonderful college age daughters.

    Her prior experience includes 10 years at IBM in the Financial Services Sector, over five years at Walt Disney world and technology leadership at several other Fortune 100 organizations.

    Ms. Sacks earned her B.A. and M.S. at Stony Brook University and holds certifications in Enterprise IT Governance (ISACA), Six Sigma, and Project Management (PMI).

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2022 Atlanta CIO Executive Leadership Summit

 

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


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

Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy


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 forthcoming 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 - 9:50 AM - Executive Fireside Chat:  Why Security Service Edge is a Critical Part of any Zero Trust Program?

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.


9:50 - 10:15 AM - Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


10:15 - 10:45 AM - Executive Panel: Leading Boldly and Authentically – Inspiring Trust and Winning in Turbulent Times

Moderator: Jay Ferro, EVP, Chief Information & Technology Officer, Clario

Curtis A. Carver Jr, Vice President and CIO, UAB Information Technology, The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Serena Sacks, General Manager Customer Success – US Education, Microsoft

Panelists being confirmed.

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. These events, on top of the digital pivot most companies have made since March 2020, have 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 leaders and other executives are placing heightened focus on fostering Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (DEI &B) across the organization so that all voices are being heard and to bring a variety of perspectives into innovation. 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.


10:45 - 11:05 AM- Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


11:05 - 11:35 AM - Executive Panel:  Accelerating Your Winning IT Strategy with World Class Technologies and Partnerships

Moderator: AJ Rodrigues, Head of IT Delivery and The Delta Tech Hub, Delta Airlines

OutSystems

Aisera

YASH Technologies

Additional panelists being confirmed.

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.


11:35 AM - 12:00 PM -  Executive Fireside Chat


12:00 - 1:00 PM - Lunch and Networking

HMG Global Leadership Institute Awards Program

Past winners include:

Shoukat Ali Bhamani, EVP, CTO, Serta Simmons Bedding

Gray Brantley, CIO, Beazer Homes

Lee Crump, CIO & Group Vice President, Rollins, Inc.

Anthony Dupree, Former CISO, Career Builder

Jay Ferro, EVP, Chief Information & Technology Officer, Clario

Art Hopkins, Global Co-Leader of Technology Officers Practice, Russell Reynolds Associates

Shaun Hunt, CIO, McKenney's

Jason James, CIO, Net Health

Lo Li, SVP, CTO Global Consumer Solutions, Equifax

Ryan Loy, CIO, EBSCO

Steven McWilliams, VP, CIO, Georgia Hospital Association

Jason Molfetas, Chief Digital, Information and Security Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Adam Noble, SVP & Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, American Water

Dr. Kenneth Russell, Chief Innovation Officer, Curran Biotech

Bates Turpen, CIO, Travelport

Bill VanCuren, SVP & CIO, NCR Corporation


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

Moderator:  Ryan Loy, Partner, McKinsey

Fortinet

Additional panelists being confirmed.

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 - 1:55 PM - Executive Fireside Chat


1:55 - 2:20 PM - Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


2:20 - 2:50 PM - Executive Panel: Acting as a Talent Magnet to Attract and Retain the Best and the Brightest

Moderator: Dr. Kenneth Russell, Chief Innovation Officer, Curran Biotech

Shaun Hunt, Chief Information Officer, McKenney's

Additional panelists being confirmed.

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.


2:50 - 3:20 PM - Executive Panel: The Tech Leader as Enterprise Change Agent – Fostering Cultural Change and Enabling the Digital Business Juggernaut

Moderator:  Molly Rauzi, Chief Technology Officer and Managing Director, Gagen MacDonald

Jimmy Guest, VP Information Technology, Sutherland

Additional panelists being confirmed.

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.


3:20 - 4:00 PM  Raffle Prizes and Closing Remark

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

  • Aisera

    Aisera is the industry’s first proactive, personalized, and predictive AI Service Management (AISM) solution that is purpose-built to automate tasks and actions for IT, HR, Facilities, and Customer Service. Aisera's next-generation AI Service Desk works with existing service desk solutions to deliver an end-to-end AI Service Experience for employees and customers. The AI Service Desk automates and resolves more than 50 percent of tasks, requests, and workflows to deliver self-service to users.

    https://www.aisera.com/
  • 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/
  • 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/
  • YASH

    YASH Technologies focuses on enabling customers to succeed and drive IT business transformation. As a leading technology services and outsourcing partner for medium, large and fast growing global customers, we leverage technology and our flexible delivery models to drive performance and business value throughout a customer's enterprise. YASH Customer centric engagement and managed services delivery framework integrate specialized domain and consulting capabilities with proprietary methodologies and solution Offerings to provision application, infrastructure and end user focused right-sourcing services. Headquartered in the United States with Delivery and Sales Centers globally, YASH serves its customers across six continents.

Gold Partners

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.

    https://www.akamai.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/
  • 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/
  • 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/
  • 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/
  • 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
  • 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/
  • 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/
  • 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.

    https://tonkean.com/
  • 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
  • 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/

Strategic Partners

  • Egon Zehnder

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    https://www.spencerstuart.com

Alliance Partners

  • Amplify Partners

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    http://lsvp.com
  • Sequoia Capital

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

    https://www.sequoiacap.com

Association Partners

  • SIM Atlanta

    The Society for Information Management (SIM) is an eclectic community of senior Information Technology (IT) executives, prominent academicians, selected consultants and other IT thought leaders. It is a non-profit organization with over 38 chapters in the United States and Canada. It distinguishes itself through its extensive knowledge generation and dissemination programs. SIM offers networking opportunities at the local and national level, access to cutting edge research, a rich online knowledge repository, and leadership training and development programs. A key value proposition of the SIM Atlanta Chapter (www.simatlanta.org) is the thought provoking and intellectually stimulating discussions at the monthly meetings. In addition, SIM Atlanta partners and supports high profile CIO events such as the Georgia CIO of the Year Awards, SIMposium, Digital Ball, and PremierCIO Forum. The Atlanta Business Chronicle has repeatedly recognized SIM Atlanta for its contributions to TechBridge, a reputed non-profit IT service provider. SIM Atlanta also provides student scholarships, and supports STEM related outreach efforts.

    http://www.simnet.org

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.

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

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