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2022 Philadelphia 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

  • Brian Anderson
    The Judge Group

    Mr. Brian T. Anderson is President of The Judge Group and is responsible for its Technology Consulting, Learning Solutions, and IT & Healthcare Staffing services portfolio. Since joining Judge in 2001, he has led the firm’s growth and expansion into 20+ new domestic markets in addition to Canada, India, and China. During that time, Judge rose to the 12th largest IT staffing firm in the US as ranked by Staffing Industry Analysts, and has consistently been recognized among the top 2% of industry leaders for client and talent satisfaction. Prior to joining Judge, Mr. Anderson was a VP for Real Time Software Systems, an IT e-commerce consultancy in Atlanta, GA. Early in his career, he held roles as an IT Recruiter, Business Development Executive, and Business Systems Analyst for TEKsystems. He has over 20 years of experience leading successful teams and delivering world-class business and technology solutions in the professional services industry. Mr. Anderson received a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from The Pennsylvania State University.

  • Arvin Bansal
    Senior director, Data and Cloud Security
    AmerisourceBergen Corporation

    Arvin Bansal is senior director, data and cloud security for AmerisourceBergen. Bansal is a cybersecurity subject matter expert with proven ability to design, build, and successfully implement global cybersecurity and risk programs for Fortune 30 firms, including Citigroup and Verizon. He has established himself as a trusted information security executive among various industry leaders through his 15+ years of experience in leadership roles and is a visionary of futuristic trends in the industry. Bansal is a member of the advisory boards for leading cloud security, cloud data management solutions and non-profits developing next-generation cybersecurity leaders. Bansal received his MBA in finance from Columbia Business School and a diploma in leadership development from Harvard Business School. He holds multiple risk and security certifications including CISSP, CISM, CISA, ITIL v3, OSA, RCV, PMI PMP, and SANS Security Strategy and Cloud Security Automation.

  • Lawrence Bilker
    Lift Solutions Holdings LLC

    Larry Bilker is a seasoned business technology executive with extensive experience in solving complex business, technological, and organizational problems.  Other roles have included CTO of First Quality Enterprises, Director of Business Architecture at AmerisourceBergen, and CIO of GE's Water & Process Technologies, as well as several consulting positions.   Larry holds a BS in Optical Engineering from the University of Rochester, and is a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt.

  • Kimberly Bombeck
    Deputy CIO
    Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)

  • Ted Bredikin
    UnitedHealthcare Insurance Solutions

    Ted Bredikin is CIO and VP of Technology for UnitedHealthCare’s Medicare Supplement business, with estimated revenues of $10B. The only company to offer Medicare plans with the AARP name, UnitedHealthcare serves nearly 1 in 5 people in the Medicare program through its portfolio of plans. It is the nation’s largest Medicare Supplement provider, serving approximately 4.4 million people.   

    Ted is a proven leader and practical strategist, whose passion is leading technology and organizational change to maximize business performance. He has contributed to delivering year over year record business growth, and personally led teams to higher levels of employee engagement while exceeding operational and program delivery expectations. He has built a diverse business management perspective, gained from his broad experience in Information Technology, Operations, Finance, Project Management, and Engineering positions.

    Over the past several years, Ted has been leading a digital business transformation, establishing best in class data capabilities, transitioning claims processing off the mainframe onto a modern cloud based system, modernizing policy administration and consumer web applications, and transitioning to Agile DevSecOps culture and processes.

    Ted holds a Masters in Information Science from Penn State, an MBA from Bryant University, and Bachelors of both Science and Arts from Lehigh University. He currently serves on the Board of Dunwoody Village, a continuity care retirement community, and regularly supports a variety of other non-profits. He is a member of the Society of Information Managers (SIM) and is a PMP accredited member of the Project Management Institute (PMI). He lives with his wife in the Philadelphia, PA area, and has a twin son and daughter who live in nearby New Jersey.




  • Bruce Burroughs
    EVP, Chief Technology Officer
    AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah

    Bruce joined AAA NCNU in 2019 where he serves as the EVP & Chief Technology Officer, bringing more than three decades of information technology and cyber security experience to AAA. In this role, he manages Information Technology (IT) and Cyber Security (Security) across the enterprise.

    Before joining AAA, Bruce led talented IT and Security teams at familiar Silicon Valley companies including HP, ArcSight, Symantec, and CNET. Before coming to the Bay Area, Bruce spent many years as a technology leader at OppenheimerFunds and Price Waterhouse where he was indoctrinated with the importance of keeping a keen focus on security and delivering exceptional outcomes for customers.

    Bruce took the traditional path to the IT leadership role, advancing his career through the application-development leadership track. Then after serving as CIO for various companies, he shifted his focus and spent several years in a deep dive studying the cyber security problem to learn how technology leaders can make companies safer by weaving security into the DNA of their companies.

    Since 2006 Bruce has been a member of Silicon Valley’s CISE group, collaborating with IT and security leaders at some of the nation’s best-known brands. He believes that a solid foundation of simple and stable technological capabilities that are cyber-safe are fundamental for creating happy employees and loyal customers. 

    Bruce graduated with a degree in Computer Science from Iowa State University. He is an adventurer, immersing himself into the wilderness every year with his sons to train, refresh his mind, and enjoy the wonders found in remote places.

  • Anthony Butler Sr.
    Placement Director

    Anthony Butler is a native of Baltimore, MD and a proud veteran (USAF) He currently sits on the Dept of Commerce Subcommittee for Workforce Development (Washington Metro), DC Veterans Advisory Council and a member of the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce.  

    Mr. Butler is the creator of the 3-30-300TM, an initiative for economic development,  So You Want To Be An EntrepreneurTM professional development series and numerous workshops around business development, entrepreneurial empowerment, community engagement & advocacy, servant leadership, and strategies for organizations. He has presented to 10,000 aspiring entrepreneurs, advocacy leaders and change agents and is known for his direct yet personable approach to audiences of all ages, backgrounds, cultures and creeds. In 2012 his leadership and efforts were recognized simultaneously by both the republican and democratic parties as a representative to meet FLOTUS Michelle Obama.

    In December of 2019, Mr. Butler joined the Maryland Department of Labor as Regional Manager for the Veterans Employment Program serving Montgomery County.  

    Anthony also played semi-pro basketball and YES he is also a DJay.

  • Kate Cione
    Vice President of Strategy
    The O'Connor Group

  • Stephen M. R. Covey
    Global authority on trust, leadership and culture
    The FranklinCovey Global Speed of Trust Practice

    Stephen M. R. Covey is co-founder of CoveyLink and of the FranklinCovey Global Speed of Trust Practice. A sought-after and compelling keynote speaker and advisor on trust, leadership, ethics, and high performance, he speaks to audiences around the world. He is the New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Speed of Trust, and coauthor of the #1 Amazon bestseller Smart Trust. He advocates that nothing is as fast as the speed of trust and that the ability to establish, grow, extend, and restore trust with all stakeholders is the critical leadership competency of the new global economy. Stephen passionately delivers that message and is skilled in enabling leaders and organizations to experience the dividends of high trust. Audiences and organizations alike resonate with his insightful, relevant approach to real-time issues that affect their immediate and long-term performance.

    He is the former CEO of Covey Leadership Center, which, under his stewardship, became the largest leadership development company in the world. Stephen, with Greg Link, led the strategy that propelled his father’s book, Dr. Stephen R. Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, to become one of the two most influential business books of the 20th Century, according to CEO Magazine. A Harvard MBA, he joined Covey Leadership Center as a Client Developer and later became National Sales Manager and then President and CEO. Under Stephen’s direction, the company grew rapidly and profitably, achieving Inc. 500 status. As President and CEO, he nearly doubled revenues to over $110 million while increasing profits by 12 times. During that period, both customer and employee trust reached new highs and the company expanded throughout the world into over 40 countries, which greatly increased the value of the brand and company. The company was valued at only $2.4 million when Stephen was named CEO, and, within three years, he grew shareholder value to $160 million in a merger he orchestrated with then Franklin Quest to form FranklinCovey.

    Over the years, Stephen has gained considerable respect and influence with executives and leaders of Fortune 500 companies as well as with mid- and small-sized private sector and public sector organizations he’s consulted. Clients recognize his unique perspective on real-world organizational issues based on his practical experience as a former CEO. 

    Stephen currently serves on the board/advisory board of several entities and is a Top Thought Leaders in Trust Lifetime Achievement Honoree from Trust Across America-Trust Around the World. Stephen resides with his wife and children in the shadows of the Rocky Mountains. You can follow Stephen on Twitter @StephenMRCovey.

  • Hugo Fueglein
    Managing Director
    Diversified Search

    Hugo Fueglein is a Managing Director in Diversified Search’s New York City office. He is a leader in the CIO & IT Management Practice in the United States and is a core member of the Global CIO Practice for Diversified Search.  Mr. Fueglein is also a leading member of the Global Technology Practice at Diversified Search. He has placed technology executives in key positions across all industries.  Hugo’s specialization is in the placement of Chief Information Officers, Chief Technology Officers, and technology executives in IT Architecture, IT Infrastructure, Application Development, and IT Operations.

    Prior to joining Diversified Search, Mr. Fueglein was an Executive Vice President with DHR International and formerly an integral member of the CIO and IT Practice at CTPartners.  He served clients across industries, recruiting talent to fill critical roles in corporate technology functions.  Hugo has completed assignments for CIOs and key leadership positions in technology for a broad scope of clients that continuously utilize technology as a strategic initiative.  Industry sectors served include technology, consumer goods, retail, energy, financial services, health care, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, and industrial.

    Hugo’s search career also includes being a Principal with both Korn/Ferry International and Morgan Samuels.  During his seven year tenure with Korn/Ferry, he was instrumental in the creation of the CIO Center of Expertise.  Earlier in his career, Hugo was an economist with Chase Econometrics and The WEFA Group (Wharton Economic Forecasting Associates).  While serving as an economist with The WEFA Group (Wharton Economic Forecasting Associates), Hugo refined his strategic process management and developed superior communication abilities in working with a diverse clientele.

    BS, Agricultural Economics, University of Connecticut

    MS, Agricultural Economics, University of Connecticut

  • Michael Golz
    SVP, Head of Customer Advisory North America

    As chief information officer, Michael Golz oversees all IT solutions and services in North America, aligning information and technology strategy with SAP’s business strategy, and providing best-in-class processes and optimized operations for all lines of business.  He leads the “SAP Runs SAP” program, highlighting IT and product innovation in the areas of cloud, real-time business platform, applications, analytics, and mobile. Under his leadership, SAP Global IT has become the company's best customer reference. Michael oversees IT for Latin America and the Caribbean as well. 

    Michael joined SAP AG in 1998 at the company’s Walldorf, Germany headquarters. He began his tenure as SAP’s head of infrastructure for Demo, Training and Consulting systems. After moving to the United States in 2002, Michael served as the vice president of IT for SAP America, overseeing the strategic role and management of the IT function in the United States. Before assuming his current post, he was senior vice president of Global IT Application Services, with worldwide responsibility for internal business applications and external platforms, covering the entire spectrum of SAP solutions for all SAP employees. 

    Prior to joining SAP, he led the Information Management organization for the largest division of OTTO Group in Cologne, Germany. 

    Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and information technology from European Business School, in Germany. 

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

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

  • Srini Gudipati

    Srini Gudipati, a CIO100 Award Winner, is a transformational supply chain technology executive with extensive experience in solving complex business, technological, and organizational problems.  He is currently the VP of Information Technology and Digital of United States Cold Storage Inc.  Srini holds a MS in Computer Science from the Villanova University, and holds an Advanced Management Program certificate from INSEAD, Paris.

  • Jesse Hillman
    Vice President & Chief Information Officer

    Jesse Hillman joined Tessco in April of 2021 as Vice President and Chief Information Officer. Mr. Hillman has held multiple leadership roles throughout his career, such as Vice President of Information Technology at LightBox Holdings, where he was responsible for security, compliance, risk, and privacy, and as Chief Information Officer Digital Advisory Practice at Pan American Enterprise Solutions. Before that, he held Chief Information Officer and Global Director roles at firms including Imperial Irrigation and the Walt Disney Company.

    Outside of his day-to-day responsibilities at Tessco, Mr. Hillman previously served on the Maryland Chapter Regional Advisory Board and now serves on the National Advisory Board for NPower .

    Mr. Hillman holds a Bachelor of Business Management from California Lutheran University, a Master of Business Administration from University of the Incarnate Word, and is currently working to complete his dissertation to meet the requirements for his Doctor of Business Administration at Toulouse Business School.

  • RJ Juliano
    SVP, Chief Information & Marketing Officer
    Parkway Corporation

    RJ Juliano joined Parkway Corporation in February of 2016 and serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer & Chief Marketing Officer. He is responsible for the innovative integration of industry-leading technology, strategy, project management, partner relations, marketing, and operations company-wide. He is also Managing Director of Technology & Marketing for the Parkway Funds.  RJ has over 30 years of business leadership and consulting experience specializing in technology strategy, integrated media & marketing, operations, team development, and business process.  In short, he works to create environments where people want to work and customers and partners enjoy doing business. 

    Prior to joining Parkway, he served in technology, marketing, and other executive roles in real estate, higher education, and the investment industry. He also has served as an advisor to several start-up companies and has significant strategic consulting experience. RJ is past chair of both the Society for Information Management (SIM) Philadelphia Chapter and Realcomm’s Advisory Board and a founding member of both PhillyCIO and CEOTrust Philadelphia. Additionally, he serves the community on both the Finance Committee and the Investment Committee of TechImpact, a technology non-profit, and on the IT Advisory Council of Peirce College.  RJ earned both his MBA and Bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware.

  • Akash Khurana
    Executive Vice President & Chief Information and Digital Officer

    Akash has more than 20 years of technology experience, driving innovation across industries resulting in organizational transformation and establishing new multi-billion revenue generating business lines. 

    Akash joined Wesco International in November 2020 and leads the information technology and digital organizations, spearheading a multi-year transformation journey. 

    Prior to that, Akash led business transformation at McDermott as the Chief Information Officer and Chief Digital Officer of the global information technology and digital organizations. His assignment before joining McDermott was as the Senior Director of Global Product Lines and Regional P&Ls at Baker Hughes. He has also served in a variety of progressive leadership roles at GE Healthcare and Power & Water divisions. He began his career as an Enterprise Resource Planning Business Consultant and a technology leader at a leading retail company in the late 1990s. 

    Akash holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from the University of Pune, India, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin. He is a qualified Six Sigma Master Black Belt and Master Lean Leader. 

  • Kevin Kilgore
    Business Information Security Officer

    Kevin Kilgore is a Business Information Security Officer for Ascensus, Inc.  Kevin has held senior Security Leadership positions in his twenty-two years in Information Security, including several CISO roles for a total of thirty-six years in Information Technology.  Kevin is a member of several Security and IT industry sharing and influencing groups and has been a governing body member in one for nine years.

    Kevin has been with Ascensus for three and a half years where he works with divisional leaders to reduce risk and drive business growth while developing and supporting Security strategy. 

    Kevin holds an A.A.S. in Data Processing and a B.S. in Management.  Kevin is also a graduate of the SIM RLF Leadership program and has held his CISSP certification for nineteen years.

  • Kelly Kleinfelder
    Former CIO

    Kelly Kleinfelder is a visionary IT leader with a winning track record of building, reorganizing and overseeing best-in-class IT departments. Extensive experience in IT operations, business process improvement, policy authoring and compliance allows her to deliver technology solutions/strategies that result in high customer satisfaction, efficiency gains and cost reductions. Kelly began her career in IT systems integration consulting as a systems engineer. From there, she moved into the technical management track, and became a leader of systems administrators and engineers. She has served in various IT leadership positions since 2000. Currently, Kelly is the CIO and SVP Information Technology at SDI, a digital supply chain company.

    Kelly received her Bachelor’s degree in Technical and Scientific Communication from Drexel University. She holds a Master’s in Information Technology Leadership from La Salle University.

  • John McDonough
    Cloud Architect / Cloud DevOps Engineer

    John McDonough is a Cloud Architect / Cloud DevOps Engineer at Fortinet for the past 2 years, delivering innovative Cloud deployment and automation solutions to global customers.  Prior to Fortinet he was a Developer Advocate for Cisco Systems’ DevNet for last 6 of the 18 years he was at Cisco. During his almost 35-year career John has contributed to Open Source projects, Ansible and OpenStack, is a distinguished speaker at more that 30 Cisco Live events and has spoken about Open Source contribution and Data Center and Cloud automation at many industry events, including SXSW, DevOps Days, and API Days.

    John is married has 3 children, a cat, and lives in the country in Sussex New Jersey. He likes to ride bikes, fly kites, sit on the beach, and occasionally participate in trivia and karaoke at the local pub.

  • 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.

  • Andy Pemberton
    VP of Customer Success & Solution Architecture

    Andy has many years of experience helping organizations ship higher quality software. A long-time consultant and former DevOps and API engineering leader at Capital One and Solution Architecture leader at CloudBees, Andy writes regularly and contributes to various open source projects, including the Jenkins and OutSystems communities.

  • Raju Sankuratri
    Chief Information Officer - Global Supply Chain & Group Purchasing Organizations


  • Andrew Santacroce
    VP & Deputy CIO
    TMNA Services, LLC

    Andy is Vice President of Technology Development for TMNA Services (TMNAS), LLC. Established in 2012 as the shared services company to Tokio Marine North America, Inc. (TMNA), with headquarters located in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, TMNAS provides value-added services to all TMNA Group Companies including Philadelphia Insurance Companies (PHLY), First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH), and Tokio Marine Management, Inc. (TMM) and its insurance companies. Andy joined the high-growth company in 2016 to drive customer focused, consistent, coordinated delivery across digital technologies, applications, business intelligence and quality management.

    Prior to TMNAS, Andy was Vice President of Global Applications & Digital Products for BDP International, the world’s largest privately held non-asset based global transportation and logistics management firm headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Andy has also held key technology leadership roles with the Verizon companies for 11 years, where he led teams in the Enterprise, Consumer and Wireless divisions, delivering technology solutions to the marketplace, and with Cable & Wireless, SmithKline Beecham, The PMA Group, PECO Energy and Prudential Insurance Company throughout his career.

    Andy has been recognized as a 2016 Premier 100 IT Leader by Computerworld Magazine and was named an Alumni Fellow by the Pennsylvania State University. Both of these awards recognize his expertise in the effective management of global, national, regional and local business and technology teams responsible for strategic initiatives, partnerships and tactical project efforts that support the business with consistent focus on driving revenue growth. Andy is known for his skill in building, maintaining and leveraging relationships with executives and key stakeholders across the business, in the technology industry and in the public sector, enabling quick, efficient and focused collaboration among diverse organizations to achieve desired outcomes.

    Andy received his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from The Pennsylvania State University, where he chairs the Advisory Board for its Abington Pennsylvania Campus, and has serves as a member of the Executive Board of the Penn State Alumni Association. He is an appointed member of the board of directors of the Montgomery County Development Corporation, a member of the board of directors of Encore Series, Inc. (the presenter of The Philly POPS), a member of the Settlement Music School board of directors, and has also served as an elected member of Horsham Township Council, a local governing body, for eight years.

  • Nate Smolenski
    Cloud Architecture Services Director

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

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

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

  • Angelo Valletta
    President and CEO
    Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania

    Angelo J. Valletta has more than 35 years of progressively responsible managerial experience in diverse industries with companies ranging in size from small consultants to multi-national firms. He has a proven track record of developing and building effective internal and outsourced distributed teams and is a turn-around specialist in operations and customer service.  

    Angelo currently serves as President and CEO for the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania. He previously served as Managing Director/Region President/Executive Consultant and Banking Strategist for the world’s largest Global FinTech company, and President and CEO of an independent community foundation. Before that, he was Senior Vice President/Chief Information and Bank Operations Officer for Sun National Bank. 

    Angelo earned his undergraduate degree in Computer Science from Temple University and his MBA from Philadelphia University. He serves on the following non-profit boards: Red Cross Northeastern PA; Temple University; FOX Alumni Association (Emeritus); Pierce College Technology Advisory; and Chairman of the Louis A. Valletta Endowment. He mentors students at Columbia, Philadelphia, and Temple universities. He is a former elected official, having represented his district in Gloucester County, NJ, and has chaired several companies’ United Way campaigns. 


2022 Philadelphia CIO Executive Leadership Summit

8:00 - 9:00 AM 


Breakfast and Networking

9:00 - 9:20 AM 

Welcome and Introduction

Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy

Lawrence Bilker, President, Philadelphia SIM

9:20 - 9:30 AM 

DIGITAL TECH TALK INTERVIEW:  The New Leadership Paradigm: Why Tech Executives Must Shift from a ‘Command-and-Control’ Model to ‘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 an ‘Inspire and Trust’ leadership approach can encourage employees to be more collaborative and creative and to maximize their potential. Covey, who is the Co-Founder of CoveyLink and the FranklinCovey Global Speed of Trust practice, also frames “the two epic imperatives of our time” to help guide leaders on creating a thriving culture that can help attract, grow, retain, engage and inspire the best people in the global war for talent and to successfully collaborate and innovate in order for companies to win in the marketplace.

9:30 - 10:00 AM

EXECUTIVE FIRESIDE CHAT: How Total Experience is Shaping Your Digital Transformation Roadmap to Meet the Future Needs of the Business

The intersection of customer, user, and employee experience is defining the way that CIOs evaluate and implement new technology. A seamless experience can lead to client growth and retention, employee satisfaction, increased cost savings, improve clearance times for bottlenecks, and drives high ROIs. Listen and discuss as Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy interviews Christine Converse Hogan, CIO Advisor of Zoom, what the video conferencing giant is doing to connect these threads and the impact it can have on your enterprise both now, and in five years. This fireside chat will include: 

  • Ensuring client retention and growth in a post-pandemic world 

  • Leveraging AI and Automation to positively impact business insights and promote future business growth 

  • Generating a workplace culture that engages employees both at home and in the office

10:00 - 10:25 AM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

10:25 - 10:55 AM

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

Moderator: Hunter Muller, Founder & CEO, HMG Strategy

Ted Bredikin, CIO, United Healthcare Insurance Solutions

RJ Juliano, SVP, Chief Information & Marketing Officer, Parkway Corporation

Michael Golz, CIO, Americas, SAP

Angelo Valletta, President and CEO, Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania

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

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

10:55 - 11:20 AM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

11:20 - 11:50 AM

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

Moderator: Lawrence Bilker, CIO, Lift Solutions

Andy Pemberton, VP of Customer Success & Solution Architecture, OutSystems

Kelly Kleinfelder, Chief Information Officer,  Jacent

Raju Sankuratri, Vice President & CIO - Facilities Management, Aramark

Advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, data analytics and the Internet of Things can enable business technology leaders to identify potential use cases and make a meaningful impact on the business. These and other technologies can also help to better safeguard the enterprise against cyber threats and risks. Yet the likelihood for success accelerates when companies have strong partnerships with trusted technology vendors who are able to provide real-world experiences with other clients, expertise and resources to bring these opportunities to fruition. This panel of executives will share use cases for leveraging advanced technologies and partnership that are enabling competitive differentiation and speed to market.

11:50 AM - 12:00 PM

EXECUTIVE FIRESIDE CHAT: NPower & You: A Partnership for Advancing Diversity

Jess Hilman, CIO, Tessco, interviewed by Anthony M. Butler, Sr., Placement Director, NPower Maryland.

This presentation takes a forward look at how NPower envisions working with key stakeholders to advance and increase the hiring of diverse populations in the technology industry.

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Lunch, Networking and HMG Global Leadership Institute Awards Program

Welcome: Brian Anderson, President, The Judge Group

SIM Philadelphia Update

2023 HMG Global Leadership Institute Awards Nominations

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

Michael Golz, CIO, Americas, SAP

Previous Honorees Include:

Angela Yochem, EVP Chief Transformation and Digital Officer, Novant Health

Chiranjoy Das, CIO, Randall-Reilly

Dara Meath, Divisional CIO, Conair

John Repko, EVP & CIO, AIG

Jon Harding, SVP, Global CIO, Conair

Joseph Puglisi, Chairman, Co-Manager, North Andover Investors Collaborative, LLC and J. Puglisi LLC

Laura Whitt-Winyard, CISO, Malwarebytes

Lawrence Bilker, EVP & CIO, Pyramid Healthcare

Michael Golz, SVP & CIO Americas, SAP

Robert Lux, EVP & COO, Cenlar FSB

Tony Leng, Managing Director, Practice Lead and OMP, Diversified Search

1:00 - 1:30 PM 

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Safeguarding the Enterprise Against Escalating Global Cyber Threats

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

John McDonough, Cloud Architect/Cloud DevOps Engineer, Fortinet

Arvin Bansal, Senior Director, Cloud Security & Data Protection, AmerisourceBergen

Michael Iwanoff, SVP & CIO, iContectiv

Ransomware attacks are up a whopping 500%, including attacks on supply chain, resulting in business disruption for many companies.  As the cyber threat landscape continues to evolve at a rapid speed, it is increasingly important for companies to promote cyber resiliency practices so they can respond more effectively and minimize business disruption in the event of a breach or attack. This session will provide the perspective of first hand cybersecurity industry leaders bringing their everyday perspectives. 

1:30 - 2:00 PM

EXECUTIVE FIRESIDE CHAT:  Defining a Modern Enterprise Security Strategy

Nate Smolenski, CISO, Head of Cyber Intelligence Strategy CISSP, CISM, CISA, 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

2:00 - 2:25 PM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

2:25 - 2:55 PM 

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

Moderator:  Andrew Santacroce, VP & Deputy CIO, Tokio Marine North America Services

Kimberly Bombeck, Deputy CIO, Southern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority

Akash Khurana, Executive Vice President, EVP, CIO, Wesco

Lawrence Bilker, CIO, Lift Solutions

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.

2:55 - 3:25 PM


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

Moderator:  Hugo Fueglein, Managing Director, Diversified Search

Srini Gudipati, Vice President of Information Technology & Digital, United States Cold Storage

Kate Cione, VP of Strategy, The O'Connor Group

Brian Anderson, President, The Judge Group

Kevin Kilgore, Business Unit Information Security Officer, Ascensus

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.

3:25 - 4:00 PM 

Raffle Prizes and Closing Remarks

Presenting Partners

  • Netskope

    Netskope, a global cybersecurity leader, is redefining cloud, data, and network security to help organizations apply zero trust principles to protect data. Fast and easy to use, the Netskope platform provides optimized access and zero trust security for people, devices, and data anywhere they go. Netskope helps customers reduce risk, accelerate performance, and get unrivaled visibility into any cloud, web, and private application activity. Thousands of customers, including more than 25 of the Fortune 100, trust Netskope and its powerful NewEdge network to address evolving threats, new risks, technology shifts, organizational and network changes, and new regulatory requirements. Learn how Netskope helps customers be ready for anything on their SASE journey.

  • 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.

  • 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.


Platinum Partners

  • Fortinet

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

  • OutSystems

    OutSystems is a global leader in high-performance application development. We partner with visionaries to turn their big ideas into software that moves business, people, and the world forward. The OutSystems high-performance low-code platform gives technology leaders and developers the tools they need to rapidly build, deploy and manage their own business-critical applications. The company’s network spans more than 600,000 community members, 400+ partners, and active customers in 87 countries across 22 industries. OutSystems is “The #1 Low-Code Platform®” and a recognized leader by analysts, IT executives, business leaders, and developers around the world.

  • Wesco

    At Wesco we build, connect, power and protect the world. Our broad portfolio of products and services, global reach, and technical expertise create solutions for customers that reduce operating and supply chain costs, increase energy efficiency, eliminate waste, accelerate project schedules, and make it easier to do business overall. With a dedicated team of 18,000 associates, we have cultivated long-term relationships with customers who regard Wesco as a critical supply chain partner and with suppliers who depend on Wesco as one of their largest customers. We are investing in digital capabilities that will transform our business and lead the evolution of our industry.


Gold Partners

  • SentinelOne

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

  • Apptio

    Apptio is the leading software to fuel digital transformation. We help technology and finance leaders make smart decisions as they plan, analyze, and optimize technology investments in pursuit of digital transformation.  Apptio’s software uses machine learning to translate technology costs and utilization across on-premises systems, vendors, projects, agile and cloud systems into a holistic, business-centric view. With Apptio, IT leaders make smarter digital transformation investments.

  • 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.

  • Prelude Solutions

    Prelude Solutions is a leader in telecommunications consulting, offering expert guidance to organizations looking to optimize their communication platforms. As a woman-owned company, Prelude brings a unique perspective and dedication to helping clients achieve their goals. Prelude conducts a thorough audit of communication services and systems, uncovering opportunities for cost savings through pure savings, credits, erroneous charges, and service realignment. On average, clients save a staggering 33% through Prelude's contingency-based model. Prelude provides a comprehensive inventory and a clear roadmap for moving forward, leveraging a network of over 400 partners to deliver agnostic services and solutions using their RFI validation model. With Prelude Solutions, organizations can feel confident that they are making informed decisions and maximizing their communication efficiency.

  • The Judge Group

    The Judge Group is a global managed services firm specializing in technology, consulting, learning, and talent solutions. With a network of over 11,000 professionals in over thirty locations worldwide, Judge assures that businesses can compete in a changing marketplace through Agile and DevOps services, network infrastructure solutions, and utilization of disruptive technologies such as AI and machine learning, cloud, big data, and cybersecurity solutions.


Supporting Partners

  • Sigma Computing

    Sigma is the only cloud analytics and business intelligence solution empowering business teams to break free from the confines of the dashboard, explore live data independently, and make better, faster decisions. The award-winning platform capitalizes on the power of cloud data warehouses to combine data sources and analyze billions of rows of data instantly via an intuitive, spreadsheet interface for data analysis – no coding required. Sigma automates workflows and balances data access with unparalleled data governance to make self-service data exploration available to everyone and safe for the first time.


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).

  • Akamai

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

  • BetterCloud

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

  • Darktrace

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

  • Fortinet

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

  • Nutanix

    Nutanix offers a single platform to run all your apps and data across multiple clouds while simplifying operations and reducing complexity. Trusted by companies worldwide, Nutanix powers hybrid multicloud environments efficiently and cost effectively. This enables companies to focus on successful business outcomes and new innovations.

  • Palo Alto Networks

    Palo Alto Networks, the global cybersecurity leader, is shaping the cloud-centric future with technology that is transforming the way people and organizations operate. Our mission is to be the cybersecurity partner of choice, protecting our digital way of life. We help address the world's greatest security challenges with continuous innovation that seizes the latest breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, analytics, automation, and orchestration. By delivering an integrated platform and empowering a growing ecosystem of partners, we are at the forefront of protecting tens of thousands of organizations across clouds, networks, and mobile devices. Our vision is a world where each day is safer and more secure than the one before. For more information, visit www.paloaltonetworks.com.

  • RingCentral

    RingCentral, Inc. (NYSE: RNG) is a leading provider of business cloud communications and contact center solutions based on its powerful Message Video Phone™ (MVP™) global platform. More flexible and cost effective than legacy on-premises PBX and video conferencing systems that it replaces, RingCentral empowers modern mobile and distributed workforces to communicate, collaborate, and connect via any mode, any device, and any location. RingCentral offers three key products in its portfolio including RingCentral MVP™, a Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) platform including team messaging, video meetings, and cloud phone system; RingCentral Video™,  the company's video meetings solution with team messaging that enables Smart Video Meetings™; and RingCentral cloud Contact Center solutions. RingCentral’s open platform integrates with leading third-party business applications and enables customers to easily customize business workflows. RingCentral is headquartered in Belmont, California, and has offices around the world.

  • SafeGuard Cyber

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

  • Tonkean

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

  • Upwork

    Upwork is the world’s largest work marketplace that connects businesses with independent talent from across the globe. We serve everyone from one-person startups to large, Fortune 100 enterprises 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 $3.8 billion on Upwork in 2022 across more than 10,000 skills in categories including website & app development, creative & design, customer support, finance & accounting, consulting, and operations.

  • Zoom

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

  • Zscaler

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


Strategic Partners

  • Egon Zehnder

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

  • Heidrick & Struggles

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

  • Korn Ferry

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

  • Spencer Stuart

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


Alliance Partners

  • Amplify Partners

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

  • Glynn Capital

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

  • Greylock Partners

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

  • Lightspeed Venture Partners

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

  • Menlo Ventures

    Menlo Ventures is a venture capital firm that strives to have a positive impact on everything we do. That’s why we support businesses including Betterment, Carta, Roku, Poshmark, Uber, and Warby Parker that are reimagining life and work for the better. Over 43 years, we’ve grown a portfolio that includes more than 70 public companies, over 100 mergers and acquisitions, and $5.5 billion under management. We invest at every stage and in every sector, with expertise in Consumer, Enterprise, and Healthcare. From developing market strategies to creating communities, we provide real impact where entrepreneurs need it most. When we’re in, we’re all in.

  • Sequoia Capital

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


Association Partners

  • Philadelphia Chapter of SIM

    The Society for Information Management (SIM) is comprised of Senior Technology Leaders with the common goals of networking, professional development and community involvement. The SIM Philadelphia Chapter is composed of over 250 active members from the area and is part of the national SIM network consisting of 5,000 members. We work together to share and enhance our rich experience for the benefit of our members, organizations and communities. Our core mission is to bring together Technology and Business Leaders to network, share information, collaborate, and give back to the community. The philanthropic organization, Philadelphia Philanthropic Society for Information Management Foundation Inc.(PHSIM), is the sister organization to the Philadelphia chapter, which concentrates on organizing charitable activities for the technology community. PHSIM raises money to provide scholarships to local college students and provides funding to teen computer camps run by other non-profit organizations. PHISIM and SIM Philadelphia work together to run several events and raise funds in order to inspire younger generations to become leaders in information technology. SIM Philadelphia is the premier society for IT professionals and thought leaders. Our value is delivered through multiple networking opportunities, and events, along with education through gatherings, workshops, and forums where practitioners, academics, and consultants collaborate, share knowledge, and experiences. The chapter is proud of its work to improve the community and provide a collaborative, high quality, and enriching environment for members.

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1601 Spring Mill Rd, Gladwyne, PA 19035

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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

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

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