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2022 Boston 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

 


  • Snehal Antani
    Co-Founder & CEO
    Horizon3.ai

    Snehal Antani is co-founder & CEO of Horizon3.ai, a cyber security startup focused on AI-enabled red teaming. Prior to starting Horizon3, Snehal served as CTO for the US Department of Defense, responsible for transforming the technology capabilities of the command to include cyber security, advanced R&D, AI, and data analytics. Snehal was formerly the CTO of Splunk, and before that, a CIO at GE Capital. Snehal started his career at IBM as a software engineer, where he earned 16 patents for his work in cloud, distributed computing, and large-scale data processing. Snehal earned in BS in Computer Science from Purdue, where as a freshman he watched Tom Brady play Drew Brees. He earned is MS in Computer Science from RPI, where he never attended an RPI football game.

  • Douglas Barta
    CIO
    Cerevel Therapeutics, LLC

    Doug Barta currently serves as Chief Information Officer at PAREXEL, a leading global biopharmaceutical services organization, providing a broad range of knowledge-based contract research, consulting, medical communications, and technology solutions and services to the worldwide pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. Headquartered near Boston, Massachusetts, PAREXEL operates in 80 locations in 51 countries around the world, and has approximately 19,000 employees.

    Previously Mr. Barta served as CIO of Guy Carpenter, a Marsh & McLennan company and a global leader in providing risk and reinsurance intermediary services.

    Prior to that, Mr. Barta was with Fidelity Investments serving as Chief Operating Officer of Fidelity Investment Management Technology where he ran operations for Asset Management’s technology division. Mr. Barta also served as SVP IT Transformation and as SVP CFIT, Fidelity’s financial systems business where he held leadership responsibility for Fidelity's ERP and reporting environments as well as spearheading the effort to create and deploy a comprehensive cost and profitability platform.

    Prior to Fidelity, Mr. Barta served as Managing Director of The Hackett Group, where he ran the World Class IT and the Business Intelligence Practices. Prior to Answerthink, Mr. Barta was a founding member and EVP of Nauticus Networks, Inc., a tier-one networking equipment startup that was acquired by Sun Microsystems. Prior to Nauticus, Mr Barta served as a key executive in Legacy Technology, Inc., a boutique consulting firm specializing in business intelligence solutions for F1000 companies (acquired by Answerthink Consulting Group). Mr Barta began his career as a hardware engineer with DEC’s MicroVax division.

    Mr. Barta received a computer design engineering diploma from Cornell University in 1986 and completed his MBA in finance and entrepreneurial management at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1992.

  • Wolfgang Bauriedel
    Executive Director, Technology & Digital
    Russell Reynolds Associates

    Wolfgang Bauriedel is a member of the firm’s Technology Sector. He specializes in technology enabled business transformation and advises clients across industries on digital transformation, organization and enablement. He is based in Boston.

    PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE


    Before joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Wolfgang served as Partner and Managing Director for the Boston Consulting Group in their Digital Transformation Practice. Prior to that, Wolfgang was Partner for the Strategic Information Technology and Operations practice at Oliver Wyman. Earlier in his career, he held various leadership roles for AlixPartners, Kabel Baden-Wuerttemberg, and Accenture.

    EDUCATION


    Wolfgang earned his Master’s in Computer Science from the Technical University in Munich, Germany. He also has a Bachelor’s in Computer Science from the Technical University in Munich, Germany and Mathematics from the University of Bayreuth, Germany. Wolfgang is fluent in German.

  • Vic Bhagat
    Global Advisor & Senior Partner
    Kyndryl

  • Michael Cato
    SVP & CIO
    Bowdoin College

    Michael leads Bowdoin College's Information Technology (IT) strategy and operations through the Information and Technology department and has spent over 20 years in Higher Education IT. He previously served in IT roles at Vassar College, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Michael is active in a number of professional organizations with an emphasis on leadership development, inclusive leadership, and the array of issues around diversity, equity, and inclusion. He is the 2022 Technology Executive of the Year – Education award winner from the IT Senior Management Forum (ITSMF), and the 2021 recipient of the EDUCAUSE DEI Leadership Award.

    Michael is a faculty member of the Council of Australasian University Directors of Information Technology (CAUDIT) Institutes, a member of the Society for Information Management (SIM) and the Information Technology Senior Management Forum (ITSMF), an Educause Leading Change/Frye Fellow, and an alum of Leadership North Carolina. He previously served as a faculty member for the EDUCAUSE Institute Leadership and Management Programs, the State University of New York (SUNY) SAIL CIO Academy, and has served as a mentor in the EDUCAUSE Hawkins Leadership Roundtable.

    Michael currently serves on the board for the American Institute for the Biological Sciences (AIBS), Educate Maine, and NERCOMP. He holds a B.S. in Zoology from Andrews University and an M.B.A. from Wake Forest University.

    Michael loves to learn, read, eat, occasionally cook, and starts most weekdays being humbled by CrossFit. He is raising an awesome son with his partner and wife Heather.

  • Jim Chilton
    EVP & Chief Information Officer
    Cengage Group

    Jim is a five-time CIO with broad business experience in global enterprise software, high tech, and more recently the ed-tech industry.  With 25+ years of experience in both start-ups and larger businesses, he has driven technology and business system innovations throughout his career. Early on, he focused on business process consulting and system turnarounds for high-growth start-ups. Jim has held executive level positions at several technology companies, including the CIO of  SOLIDWORKS, followed by CIO at parent-company Dassault Systemes, a top-10 enterprise software company, supporting the global, multi-billion-dollar business, and  continued there in a go-to-market Vice President Strategy role for software-as-a-service and cloud-based products.  Jim has held executive level positions at several technology companies. In his spare time Jim is an active Advisor to several Boston based startup companies, including Apprenti, Actifio, Cloud Zero and was an Advisor/Investor in SimpliVity prior to the acquisition by HPE.

     

    Currently he is CIO at Cengage, a $1.4B, global education and technology company based in Boston. He is responsible for driving Cengage’s digital transformation and building successful internal technology roadmaps, including the recent launch of the company’s first subscription offer; Cengage Unlimited.

     

  • Brook Colangelo
    CIO
    Waters Corporation

     

  • Tim Crawford
    CIO Strategic Advisor
    AVOA

    Tim Crawford is ranked as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Chief Information Technology Officers (#4), Top 100 Most Social CIOs (#7), Top 20 People Most Retweeted by IT Leaders (#5) and Top 100 Cloud Experts and Influencers. Tim is a strategic CIO & advisor that works with large global enterprise organizations across a number of industries including financial services, healthcare, major airlines and high-tech. Tim’s work differentiates and catapults organizations in transformative ways through the use of technology as a strategic lever. Tim takes a provocative, but pragmatic approach to the intersection of business and technology. Tim is an internationally renowned CIO thought leader including Digital Transformation, Cloud Computing, Data Analytics and Internet of Things (IoT). Tim has served as CIO and other senior IT roles with global organizations such as Konica Minolta/ All Covered, Stanford University, Knight-Ridder, Philips Electronics and National Semiconductor. Tim is also the host of the CIO In The Know (CIOitk) podcast. CIOitk is a weekly podcast that interviews CIOs on the top issues facing CIOs today. Tim holds an MBA in International Business with Honors from Golden Gate University Ageno School of Business and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems from Golden Gate University.

  • John Ferguson
    Senior Director, Solution Architecture, Americas
    OutSystems

    John Ferguson, Senior Director, Solution Architecture - John has been a part of delivering great software for a variety of organizations for longer than he cares to admit. Whether it is helping guide large organizations on complex transformations or helping companies embrace software as a key differentiator, John finds great enjoyment in that satisfying "aha moment". In his current capacity at OutSystems, he and his team help customers connect the need to build software with the capability of doing it at scale.

  • Shannon Gath
    CIO
    Teradyne

    Shannon Gath was appointed Teradyne’s Chief Information Officer in April 2021 and oversees global information technology and security. Prior to joining Teradyne, Ms. Gath served as the CIO at AMAG Pharmaceuticals and in a variety of senior IT leadership roles at Fidelity Investments and Vertex Pharmaceuticals. She was named an Enterprise Finalist for the 2019 Boston CIO of the Year Awards for her leadership, innovation, and excellence.

     

    She is active in women’s leadership organizations and has served as the Chair of the AMAG Women's Network, as a member of the Fidelity Enterprise Technology Steering Committee for Diversity and Inclusion and as a member of the Boston Chamber of Commerce Women’s Network Advisory Board.  She joined The Boston Club in 2017 to advance more women to the board room. She was named a “2019 Rising Star” by Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association.  Currently she serves on the Board of Directors for Budget Buddies to build financial literacy, confidence, and security of low-income women and girls.  She actively volunteers in support of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education to inspire the next generation of female technologists. 

     

  • Pete Gibson
    Former CIO

    Pete Gibson, an executive leader with a solid record of success leveraging technology, improving operations and developing high-performing teams globally, earned a reputation during his 28-year career for realigning organizations to increase business profitability, improve value, grow revenue and drive down costs while improving overall operating efficiency.

    He has managed resources for maximum revenue, growth and productivity in a diverse field of business environments including Fortune 100 companies, start-ups, franchisors and research and development and government organizations.

    Gibson has led organizational change from multiple C-level posts, having directed six large technology organization turnarounds, improving overall company revenue by up to 31 percent and reducing costs as much as 30 percent.   

    He is known as an approachable and personable leader with a track record of strong employee retention. His business credo is, “Technology in business is as much about motivating employees for optimal performance as it is about creating innovative products that work.”

    Pete was recently the  CIO for Friendly’s  and Johnny Rockets Restaurants brands where he lead the technology and digital transformation efforts. Through his efforts and the technology his teams implemented. the organization only lost 35% of revenue YOY with all dining rooms closed and limited drive thru against an industry standard of 82% during Covid-19. He is also the founder of Datlytics, the leading AI, predictive analytics and business intelligence company for the travel, tourism and leisure industry.

    Before his current roles, Gibson spent two years in China where he served as chief operating officer, chief information officer and chief technology officer for Bleum Inc., a Shanghai-based global business and information technology services outsourcing company, where he managed an 800-member team that provided mission-critical system development and operations for Fortune 250 organizations including Disney, Wal-Mart, Estee Lauder, Millennium Hedge Fund, Agilysis, Amada and Carl Zeiss, among others.

    In 2012, he was credited for returning Bleum to top-line annual revenue growth of 31 percent after three years of stagnation amid a complete turnover in the company’s global sales and marketing department. In light of his accomplishments, Bleum honored him for reinvigorating  revenue growth while improving product quality and customer satisfaction.

    Prior to joining Bleum, Gibson was chief information officer for BridgeStreet Worldwide, a global provider of furnished residences, where he was responsible for all aspects of the company’s information systems and revenue management. During his tenure, he established successful strategies for generating revenue, improving business reporting and leveraging technology for more than 400 properties representing more than 4,000 rooms globally.

    He developed a technology strategy that collapsed six transactional systems and improved the supply chain that significantly reduced costs while boosting business information and e-commerce revenue. By improving business intelligence, Gibson was able to implement revenue management services that reduced operating expenses.

    From 2005 to 2009, Gibson served Wyndham Worldwide as chief technology officer, overseeing a 500-member organization and deploying systems to elevate the team’s reputation within the organization. He was responsible for all aspects of Wyndham Hotel Group’s information technology organization including application development, technology operations and sellable technology for 12 brands with 7,000 franchised and managed hotels worldwide.

    Gibson’s philosophy of treating information technology as a business producing sellable services proved profitable at Wyndham, generating $10 million in new annualized EBIT contributions.  

    Prior to Wyndham, Gibson successfully retooled the information technology and e-commerce operations for IBM and Alamo Rent-A-Car, then in Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization. He consolidated and improved IBM’s worldwide e-commerce operations and support organization to increase Web sales and gain competitive advantage. He went on to manage Alamo’s local market information technology organization, aligning technology with business strategy and transforming the group into a recognized company asset within one year. By automating back office functions, Gibson reduced corporate overhead by 30 percent in six months.

    Gibson spent the first 14 years of his career with the U.S. Navy, ultimately serving as a commander responsible for directing large research and development and technology organizations. He spearheaded cutting-edge technology programs including the Tomahawk cruise missile and unmanned aerial vehicles systems. He also was instrumental in developing the Navy’s overall surface land attack weapon system strategy.

    Gibson is an engineer by trade, but his ability to successfully mobilize large, multifaceted organizations and diverse teams stems back to his education. He is a graduate of High Point University, High Point, N.C., where he received a bachelor’s degree in human relations.

    He currently serves Fortune 500 companies as a consultant, helping to improve information technology and business effectiveness, cloud strategies and data analytics. 

  • Tyler Gilbreath
    VP, CISO
    Bain & Company

    Tyler has 20+ years of experience in IT and working with information security programs, with special emphasis in working in technology startups and contact center/CRM centric firms.  He has spent the last 8 years at Bain & Company helping support accelerated growth of the firm globally through the enablement of Cloud computing and establishing Bain's internal Cybersecurity program.

    In his current role as EVP/CISO with Bain, he is working on new strategies in protecting information in alignment with the firms commitment to innovation and digital transformation.

  • 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. 

  • Anjana Harve
    Global Chief Information Officer
    Fresenius Medical Care North America

    Anjana was the CIO at Hillrom, a leading global medical technology company, where she was driving a large business transformation through digital solutions. Prior to that she held several leadership positions at Novartis as the Americas CIO for Alcon, Global Head of Commercial IT Operations and Global Head of Compliance Services & Information Management. She has more than 20 years of experience across the Life Sciences industry as well as in consulting.  Anjana has had the opportunity to take on some tough challenges and successfully drive large scale transformations throughout her career journey.  She is known for being a change catalyst with a penchant for inspiring, motivating and coaching teams to achieve uncommon results.

    Anjana strongly believes that information is a strategic asset that should be leveraged as a competitive differentiator. She has presented her ideas at various conferences and written articles about it.

    Anjana has an MBA from the Wharton School and a B.S. in Computer Science Engineering from Bangalore University, India.

  • Jamie Head
    Chief Digital & Technology Officer
    Ocean Spray

    Jamie has been a leader in Information Technology within the CPG industry for more than 18 years. Jamie has held roles within Mars, Inc. and GlaxoSmithKline Consumer. While starting his career in the U.K. Jamie has held global roles based out of the USA for more 11 years working across boundaries and bringing people together to drive change and technology for growth.

    As Ocean Spray’s Chief Digital and Technology Officer, Jamie is leading our business transformation programs, managing both our Tech division and Digital Team, ensuring the cooperative invests strategically in people and technology to to maintain and grow our business—from supply chain right through to our consumers.

  • Abhi Maheshwari
    CFO
    Aisera

    A specialist in strategic planning and value creation for rapidly scaling businesses, Abhi Maheshwari joined Aisera as CFO in September 2021. His leadership role encompasses long-term financial analysis and planning, global expansion, treasury and tax strategy, partnerships, operations, and capital allocation. Prior to Aisera, he served as CAO at CrowdStrike, where he guided the transition to a public company, international partnerships, M&A, and business acceleration. Previously, as a financial leader at Logitech, he led new business creation, M&A integration, and centralizing of tax strategy and operations. His skills encompass building strong teams for global expansion and IPO readiness, guiding regulatory compliance, and implementing revenue stimulus. 

  • Todd Mazza
    Vice President, Head of Enterprise Technical Capabilities
    FM Global

    Todd Mazza is Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at FM Global, a leading commercial insurance company based in Johnston, Rhode Island. Todd joined FM Global in September, 2022 to lead the Enterprise Technical Capabilities organization. His responsibilities include global technology strategy development and execution of technical operations. He oversees the Digital Transformation Platform teams, Infrastructure & Cloud Services, Enterprise Architecture, Data Governance, Integration Services & Content, Search and Knowledge Management Services. Before FM Global, Todd was VP of IT, and Interim CIO, at Rockwell Automation.

    Todd’s career spans many senior leadership roles at some of the most well-known global brands, including vice president of Go To Market Technology at Workday, global Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Americas Chief Information Officer (CIO) at AECOM and global Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Levi Strauss & Co. Prior, he served in various leadership roles at Decurion Management Corp., MGM Mirage and NBC Universal.

    Todd holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Central Florida, in Orlando, Florida, and an associate’s degree in business from Florida State University, in Tallahassee, Florida. He’s won a variety of professional awards with his team over the years, and has served various communities on Boards of Directors and Advisory Boards.

  • David Morris
    Founder & Chairman
    HiPER Solutions

    David has spent his career researching and empowering leaders to transform their teams, their companies and their careers. His passion is to identify High Impact Performers (HiPERs) and help them reach greater success through a hybrid of technology-driven platforms and experience-based advisory. Recent clients have included E*TRADE, DIRECTV, Subway Restaurants, Western Digital, Wendy’s, ON Semiconductor, CBRE, YPO and many others. Previously, David co-founded Seedling Group, a Boston-based retained executive search firm, serving start-ups, publicly-traded companies, and private equity firms. He also helped launched the San Francisco office as a Director at Corporate Executive Board (now Gartner). David graduated from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

  • 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.

  • Shamla Naidoo
    Head of Cloud Strategy
    Board Director, QBE, SAC, and Reference Point
    Netskope

    Shamla Naidoo is an accomplished information security executive with more than 25 years of experience. Previously she was the Global Chief Information Security Officer of IBM, responsible for safeguarding IBM globally including all its business units and brands. She was responsible for IBM's overall information security program, which includes the company’s information risk and security strategies, planning, governance, architecture, and operations.

    Prior to joining IBM, Shamla was Vice President of Information Risk and Security at Starwood Hotels and Resorts. Previous roles include Chief Information Officer, Chief Information Security Officer and Chief Risk Officer at leading companies including WellPoint, Northern Trust and ABN AMRO.

    Shamla is an adjunct law professor, developing and teaching courses in information technology, cybersecurity and privacy law. She also has a license to practice law in both Illinois and Washington DC.

    Shamla holds a bachelor's degree in Information Systems and Economics from the University of South Africa, and a Juris Doctor degree from John Marshall Law School.

  • Hanna Pickering
    Director of IT
    City of Portland, Maine

    Hanna Pickering, Director of IT for the City of Portland Maine gained her experience from a number of different sectors including finance, healthcare and government.  She loves working in municipal government because of its distinct and diverse professional disciplines and needs; from Portland Jetport to the fire stations to the ball field, golf course, and cruise-ship berths there are so many to serve differently, it’s never dull.

    She earned her Masters degree while living in Scotland and there developed a keen interest in the uniqueness and diversity of people.  She thinks the best types of teams are like sled-dog teams where difference and balance are essential.  She is delighted to be a panelist at our conference.

  • 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.

  • Kevin Powers, J.D.
    Director, MS in Cybersecurity Policy & Governance Assistant Professor of the Practice, Business Law and Society Department
    Boston College

    Kevin is the founder and Director of the M.S. in Cybersecurity Policy and Governance Program at Boston College, and an Assistant Professor of the Practice at Boston College Law School and in Boston College’s Carroll School of Management’s Business Law and Society Department. With over 20 years of combined law enforcement, military, national security, business, higher education, and teaching experience, he has worked as an analyst and an attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Navy, U.S. Department of Defense, law firms in Boston and Washington, D.C., and as the General Counsel for an international software company based in Seattle, Washington. Along with his teaching at Boston College, Kevin is a Research Affiliate at the MIT Sloan School of Management and he has taught courses at the U.S. Naval Academy, where he was also the Deputy General Counsel to the Superintendent. Kevin serves as a Trustee for the Board of Boston College High School, as a Member of the Boston College Law School Business Advisory Council, as a Director of the Board for Reading Cooperative Bank, and as an Advisor for HYCU, Inc. From 2016-2017, he was the Panel Lead for the Collegiate Working Group for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE). Kevin regularly provides expert strategic counsel and training for organizations regarding cybersecurity, privacy, and varying business concerns.  He also provides expert commentary on such matters for varying local, national, and international media outlets. 

     

  • Ramesh Razdan
    Global CIO
    Bain & Company

    Ramesh is an accomplished technology leader who excels at delivering business results through the implementation of Technology and Process innovations. Ramesh combines strategic and innovative thinking, Deep engineering and application development skills, and exceptional organizational and strategic leadership abilities to deliver business value. A strategic, executive team player committed to developing and motivating high-performing teams. Highly collaborative leader who builds trust and partners closely with the business to achieve results. Ramesh is recognized as an industry expert, thought leader, and noted public speaker on wide-ranging technology topics including Big Data, ML/AI and Cloud Architecture.

  • Niren Sirohi
    Head of Clinical, Operations, and Business Analytics
    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

    Decision Intelligence, Analytics, and Data Science Senior Executive. Strategic leader who transforms data into business value and drives enterprise-wide change for global healthcare organizations and consulting firms. Facilitates best practices for utilizing data, transforms analytics operations and promotes a data-driven culture.

    My diverse industry experience enables me to provide strategic, scalable solutions to support growth and business objectives, while improving analytics processes and creating governance around how data is used. I’m a trusted partner and advisor to executive stakeholders and internal teams, and an evangelist about the power of data to inform decision-making and drive revenue and profitability growth.

    I’m recognized for a collaborative, straightforward management style and developing and motivating high-performing teams. I’m also a published author of articles and blogs, and am fluent in English and Hindi.

    My additional areas of expertise are: Strategic Planning and Execution, Analytics Product Development, Cloud Infrastructure, Business Development, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Governance, Information Architecture, Customer Experience, Project Operations, Cross-cultural Proficiency and Team Building.

  • Mike Towers
    Chief Digital Trust Officer
    Takeda Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.

    Mike was appointed Takeda’s first Chief Digital Trust Officer in April 2022, since joining as Chief Information Security Officer in August 2018. Mike is accountable to ensure Takeda meets its critically important security and trust responsibilities, as deeply embedded and as consistently as possible, in a rapidly disruptive landscape of data, digital and technology innovation across healthcare. Data and digital aspirations across life sciences present new challenges across privacy, security, ethical, and reputational risk areas. Digital Trust capabilities, platforms, and services will be expanded to reflect this critical shift in business strategy. Data, digital and cloud centricity underscores all parts of the biopharmaceutical value chain; Mike and his team are evolving to ensure the focus of protection extends to enabling and assuring Trust and Resiliency. As healthcare continues to extend data and digital products to providers, patients, donors, and other external stakeholders, the "users" will number in the tens of millions. Trust and reputation will be directly linked to these digital engagements. 

    Prior to joining Takeda, Mike was CISO at Allergan plc and before that, VP, Information Security Assurance at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).  He has led due diligence and integration efforts for more than 50 acquisition and divesture transactions throughout his career, including four major acquisitions and one significant divestiture each valued at more than $40 billion. 

    Mike was enshrined into the CSO Hall of Fame in 2021, recognized within HMG Strategy’s 2020 Global Technology Executives That Matter and 2019’s 100 Technology Executives to Watch and was awarded Information Security Executive of the Year within the Northeast region and Healthcare industry in 2020 and 2015.  He is a regular speaker, author, and expert panelist on digital trust, information risk, healthcare resiliency and cybersecurity.  Mike passionately advocates cross-industry sharing and collaboration and has served on the Board of Directors for the Health Information Security & Analysis Center (H-ISAC) since 2017.  Mike is a venture capital Board Advisor for Cyberstarts, and sits on the executive advisory boards for Okta, Armis and Palo Alto. 

    Mike holds an MBA from St. Joseph’s University and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of Notre Dame.  Mike splits his time between his home office in Cambridge, MA USA, and offices in Zurich and Tokyo. 

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2022 Boston CIO Executive Leadership Summit Agenda

September 22, 2022, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM ET
Boston Park Plaza Hotel

8:00 - 9:00 AM 

Breakfast, Registration 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 - 9:55 AM

EXECUTIVE FIRESIDE CHAT:  Supercharging Your EX and ITSM Strategy with AI & Automation 

Abhi Maheshwari, Chief Financial Officer, Aisera, interviewed by Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy

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

Join this session to discuss:

  • Challenges in delivering best-in-class EX 
  • Innovation at the fringes of ITSM - emergence of conversational AI 
  • Boosting employee productivity and engagement

9:55 - 10:20 AM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


10:20 - 10:40 AM

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: Leadership Lessons in a Post-COVID World

Ken Grady, SVP & CIO, IDEXX Laboratories interviewed by Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy

What have we learned about leading a distributed organization deliberately? The CIO was (and is) in the unique situation of being both the enabler and one of the best in the C-Suite to model and support a whole set of new skills around engagement, development, teaming, and delivery, both inside and out of the organization. New platforms developed in the consumer world have creative and tremendous application inside the enterprise – and new challenges that will continue to need to be addressed. 


10:40 - 11:15 AM

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Leading Boldly and Authentically – Inspiring Trust and Winning in Turbulent Times

Moderator:  Tim Crawford, CIO Strategic Advisor, AVOA

Vic Bhagat, Global Advisor & Senior Partner, Kyndryl

Jim Chilton, EVP & Chief Information Officer, Cengage Group

Brook Colangelo, VP & CIO, Waters Corporation

Ken Grady, SVP & CIO, IDEXX Laboratories

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.


11:15 - 11:40 AM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


11:40 AM - 12:00 PM

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW:  Starting with a "Clean Slate" 

Douglas Barta, Chief Information Officer, Cerevel Therapeutics interviewed by Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy

CIO’s are often saddled with legacy technology which can significantly hinder their ability to move their companies forward.  But imagine a CIO joining a company that was brand new and just forming. 

Join us for this fireside chat where Hunter and Doug discuss the  “clean slate” of Cerevel Therapeutics and delve into the strategy, guiding principles, tactical approach and lessons learned while building out the technology capability at this high flying biotech.


12:00 - 1:00 PM

Lunch, Networking and 2023 HMG Global Leadership Institute Award Nominations

Brook Colangelo, VP & CIO, Waters Corporation

Ken Grady, SVP & CIO, IDEXX Laboratories

Anjana Harve, SVP & CIO, Fresenius Medical Care

Jamie Head, Chief Digital & Technology Officer, Ocean Spray

 

Past Honorees Include:

Rich Adduci, Founder & Principal Advisor, Esito LLC

Ramesh Razdan, Global CIO, Bain & Company

Brian Shield, VP of IT, Boston Red Sox

Mike Towers, CISO, Takeda


1:00 - 1:10 PM

EXECUTIVE TECH TALK:  Shifting from a “Peacetime” to “Wartime” Security Mindset

Snehal Antani, Co-Founder and CEO, Horizon3.ai

The checkbox mindset may have worked during "peacetime", but the "Wartime" CISO mindset is about "training like you fight" and building the muscle memory required to quickly detect and stifle real attacks. This mindset shift is especially important given global events and the forthcoming era of cyber-enabled economic warfare, where we should expect to see synchronized cyber-attacks below the threshold of war, designed to create economic pain and political turmoil. Are you ready? How do you know?


1:10 - 1:40 PM

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Safeguarding the Enterprise Against Escalating Global Cyber Threats

Moderator: Kevin R. Powers, J.D., Founder and Director, MS in Cybersecurity Policy & Governance Programs, Boston College

Snehal Antani, CEO, Horizon3.ai

Tyler Gilbreath, Vice President, CISO, Bain & Company

Mike Towers, Chief Digital Trust Officer, Takeda Pharmaceuticals International

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.


1:40 - 2:05 PM

EXECUTIVE FIRESDIE CHAT:  Defining a Modern Enterprise Security Strategy

Shamla Naidoo, Head of Cloud Strategy and Board Director, QBE, SAC, and Reference Point, Netskope, interviewed by Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy

A modern security program must align with the modern business environment – focused on zero trust principles, addressing overarching enterprise risks, progressing beyond basic allow/block decisions and continuously evaluating the context surrounding each interaction – by offering and adapting the right level of access at just the right time. Service Edge (SSE) is the security stack that helps deliver the promise of cloud and digital transformation.

In this Executive Interview, we’ll explore how Security Service Edge is the next evolution of cloud security and a critical component for delivering an agile and cost effective zero trust strategy to your organization. SSE converges legacy point security capabilities into a unified cloud platform that provides secure access to applications and data everywhere, consistently for every location, device, user and delivery model.


2:05 - 2:30 PM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


2:30 - 3:00 PM

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

Moderator: Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy

John Ferguson, Head of Solution Architects, OutSystems

Pete Gibson, former CIO, Friendly's Restaurants and Johnny Rockets

Anjana Harve, SVP & CIO, Fresenius Medical Care

Todd Mazza, VP & CTO, FM Global

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.


3:00 - 3:20 PM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


3:20 - 3:50 PM

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

Moderator: David Morris, Founder & Chairman, HiPER Solutions

Wolfgang Bauriedel, Executive Director, Technology & Digital, Russell Reynolds Associates

Mark Polansky, Senior Partner, Technology Officers Executive Search, Korn Ferry

Jamie Head, Chief Digital & Technology Officer, Ocean Spray Cranberries

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.


3:50 - 4:20 PM

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

Moderator: Ramesh Razdan, Global CIO, Bain & Company

Michael Cato, SVP & CIO, Bowdoin College

Shannon Gath, CIO, Teradyne

Hanna Pickering, Director of Information Technology, City of Portland

Niren Sirohi, Head of Clinical, Operations, and Business Analytics, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

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.


4:20 PM

Raffle Prizes and Closing Remarks


Presenting Partners

  • Aisera

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

    https://www.aisera.com/
  • 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

  • Moveworks

    Moveworks is a cloud-based AI platform, purpose-built for large enterprises, that solves one, big, frustrating problem: Resolving employees’ IT support issues. Instead of tracking issues, Moveworks uses advanced AI to solve them, instantly and automatically - with no human intervention. Moveworks is pre-trained to understand IT support issues, so it delivers right away and continues to get smarter with every interaction. Moveworks enables IT teams at companies like Broadcom, Autodesk, Nutanix, Medallia and Western Digital to deliver a radically better employee experience using machine learning and AI.

    https://www.moveworks.ai/
  • 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/
  • Intelliswift

    At Intelliswift, we believe the future belongs to those who love the new. To people who enjoy the journey of business transformation. As a leader in world-class IT solutions and services, loving and embracing “new” is second nature to us – new customers, technologies, challenges, insights, and business processes. We develop some of the most sought-after solutions in Digital Product Engineering, Data Management & Analytics, and MSP/VMS staffing solutions. With our experienced team, we can help you deliver an unmatched end-customer experience. We’d love to enable your business to embrace the dynamic and fast-evolving technology, at the speed of demand.

    https://www.intelliswift.com/
  • Citrix Systems, Inc.

    Citrix helps organizations deliver a consistent and secure work experience no matter where work needs to get done—in the office, at home, or in the field. Our digital workspace solutions give each employee the resources and space they need to do their very best work. And our platform brings user experience, IT flexibility and security together to foster innovation, resilience and business continuity — all while removing the limits of geography, devices, networks and even clouds to deliver a better employee experience.

    www.citrix.com
  • Aryaka

    Aryaka, the Cloud-First WAN company, brings agility, simplicity and a great experience to consuming the WAN-as-a-service. An optimized global network and innovative technology stack delivers the industry’s #1 managed SD-WAN service and sets the gold standard for application performance. Aryaka’s SmartServices platform offers connectivity, application acceleration, security, cloud networking and insights leveraging global orchestration and provisioning. The company’s customers include hundreds of global enterprises including several in the Fortune 100.

    https://www.aryaka.com/?utm_source=hmg&utm_medium=syndication&utm_content=home-page
  • PagerDuty

    PagerDuty empowers the right action, when seconds matter. For teams who build and run the digital systems that power our always-changing, always-on world, PagerDuty is the best way to handle urgent, unpredictable, and unstructured work. 19,000 organizations place PagerDuty at the center of their digital infrastructure to manage unplanned tasks, events, and opportunities. With 1,000 employees around the world, PagerDuty is on a mission to revolutionize operations in the modern enterprise.

    https://www.pagerduty.com/
  • Apcela

    Apcela provides software-defined, cloud-optimized networks and security for the digitally transforming enterprise. As enterprises migrate applications from premises based data centers to the cloud, they need to rethink both network and security architecture. Apcela enables a reconfiguration of existing investments to establish SASE and ZTNA based networks, such that security infrastructure is optimally geo-positioned between data centers, clouds, office locations, and remote users, accelerating application performance. Our Arcus Platform simplifies the process of deploying and operating a software-defined network and security architecture that was built for a multi-cloud world. Accelerate your application performance today, #GoFaster @apcela!

  • 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/

Marketplace Partners

  • 8x8, Inc.

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

    https://www.8x8.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
  • 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/
  • 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/
  • 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/
  • 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/
  • 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/
  • LastPass

    • LastPass is an award-winning password manager which helps more than 33 million registered users organize and protect their online lives. For more than 100,000 businesses of all sizes, LastPass provides password and identity management solutions that are convenient, easy to manage, and effortless to use. From enterprise password management and single sign-on to adaptive multi-factor authentication, LastPass for Business gives superior control to IT and frictionless access to users.

    https://www.lastpass.com/
  • Ping Identity

    Ping Identity provides secure and seamless digital experiences for your employees, partners and customers. We do it by securely connecting users to cloud, mobile, and on-premises applications and APIs while managing identity and profile data at scale.

    https://www.pingidentity.com/en/solutions/business-priority/innovate-digital-experiences.html
  • Delphix

    Delphix is the industry leader for DevOps test data management. Businesses need to transform application delivery but struggle to balance speed with data security and compliance. Our DevOps Data Platform automates data security, while rapidly deploying test data to accelerate application releases. With Delphix, customers modernize applications, adopt multi-cloud, achieve CI/CD, and recover from downtime events such as ransomware up to 2x faster. Leading companies, including Choice Hotels, and Fannie Mae, use Delphix to accelerate digital transformation and enable zero trust data management. Visit us at www.delphix.com. Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.

    www.delphix.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

Boston Park Plaza

50 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116

Terrace Room

Room Rate: $339

Cut Off Date: A cutoff date of 5:00 p.m. [EST] 30 days prior to group arrival, 08/21/2022

  Reservation Method: Reservations can also be made by calling (617-203-7165) or by utilizing the custom link provided by hotel. Your attendees must identify themselves as part of the HMG Strategy Room Block to receive the Group rate. 

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. 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.

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.

Special Needs - We fully support the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you require special assistance of any kind, please call us at (203) 221-2702 or email us at registrar@hmgstrategy.com.



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Key Areas of Focus Include:

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