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Leading Boldly and Authentically - Inspiring Trust and Winning in Turbulent Times

Rising interest rates, supply-chain challenges, the War in Ukraine, the Great Resignation and energy constraints are each impacting strategic planning at the executive level. Technology executives who lead boldly and authentically across the C-suite while inspiring employees and fostering an environment of trust across the enterprise through a thoughtful approach to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) can stimulate a collaborative culture that sparks innovation and drives successful business outcomes. Savvy technology leaders who are able to see around the corners can also identify use cases for 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 enterprise.

 

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

- Stephen M.R. Covey

 


  • 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.

  • 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.

     

  • 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. 

     

  • Tyler Gilbreath
    VP, CISO
    Bain & Company

  • 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.

  • Klara Jelinkova
    VP and University CIO
    Harvard University

  • Sean McCourt
    Founder & Managing Director
    Longford & Company

    Sean McCourt is Managing Director of Longford & Company, based in downtown Boston. Sean has 17 years of industry experience working with IT executives/CIO’s and has become a valuable asset to many CIO’s through his knowledge of the CIO job market and his connections throughout the industry.

    In early 2012, Sean started Longford & Company, a technology services firm dedicated to high quality service and delivery for IT executives. The firm’s focus is working with CIO’s to provide consultants for high impact projects, as well as conducting executive/management level searches. Since 1997, Sean’s dedication and passion for helping IT executives achieve their professional and personal goals has enabled him to build a strong reputation in the industry. Sean received a Bachelor’s in Business Administration/Finance from Roger Williams University in Rhode Island.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Brian Shield
    SVP, CTO
    Boston Red Sox

    Brian Shield is responsible for technology for the Boston Red Sox and Fenway Sports Management.  He leads the technology team on all phases of the Red Sox strategy from creating a compelling fan experience to enabling an effective front office and baseball operations environment. Shield was named ‘Georgia CIO of the Year’ in 2005, his work in television was recognized with a Technology ‘Emmy’ Award in 2006, and his leadership and commitment to Georgia’s business-technology community was recognized in 2012 when he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Georgia CIO Leadership Association (GCLA). Prior to joining the Red Sox, Shield was CEO of Shield Consulting Group, LLC, where he assisted companies with their strategic decisions regarding technology direction, digital media and IT strategy and leadership.  Prior to starting his own company, Shield served as the EVP and CIO of The Weather Channel where for 14 years he oversaw all technology, including weather.com, mobility, weather systems, broadcast television and IT.  Prior to joining The Weather Channel, Shield served as CIO of FTD, Inc. in Chicago, where he was responsible for all IT including their global network reaching more than 125 countries. Preceding his tenure at FTD, he was CTO at the investment firm of Scudder, Stevens & Clark and formerly with Wang Laboratories. Shield completed his education at Bentley College in Waltham, MA where he majored in Computer Information Systems while minoring in Management and Accounting.  

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

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

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September 22, 2022, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM ET

 

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


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

Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy


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:  

Aisera interviewed by Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy


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


10:20 - 10:40 AM - Executive Interview: Ken Grady, SVP & CIO, IDEXX Laboratories interviewed by Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy


10:40 - 11:15 AM - Executive Panel: Leading Boldly and Authentically – Inspiring Trust and Winning in Turbulent Times

Moderator: Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy

Jim Chilton, EVP & Chief Information Officer, Cengage Group

Ken Grady, SVP & CIO, IDEXX Laboratories

Anjana Harve, Global Chief Information Officer, Fresenius Medical Care

Additional 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.


11:15 - 11:40 AM - Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


11:40 AM - 12:00 PM - Executive Interview: Douglas Barta, Chief Information Officer, Cerevel Therapeutics interviewed by Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy


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

12:30 - 1:00 PM – 2022 HMG Global Leadership Institute Awards

Previous Award Recipients Include:

Rich Adduci, Founder & Principal Advisor, Esito LLC

Anjana Harve, SVP & CIO, Fresenius Medical Care

Jamie Head, Chief Digital & Technology Officer, Ocean Spray

Ramesh Razdan, Global CIO, Bain & Company

Brian Shield, VP of IT, Boston Red Sox

Mike Towers, CISO, Takeda


1:00 - 1:30 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

Tyler Gilbreath, Vice President, CISO, Bain & Company

Klara Jelinkova, Vice President & University Chief Information Officer, Harvard University Information Technology

Mike Towers - CISO, 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.


1:30 - 1:55 PM - 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.


1:55 - 2:30 PM - 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

Brian Shield, VP IT, Boston Red Sox

OutSystems

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.


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

Moderator: Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy 

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

Sean McCourt - Founder & Managing Director, Longford & Company

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.


3:30 - 3:55 PM - Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


3:55 - 4:30 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

Shannon Gath, CIO, Teradyne

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

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.


4:30 PM - Raffle Prizes and Closing Remarks
 

Presenting Partners

  • Aisera

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

    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

  • 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
  • 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/

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/

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

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

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  • Full time academicians

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