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2022 HMG Live! Global Women in Technology Summit

The Future-Forward Female Tech Leader - Inspiring Performance Through Purposeful Leadership


  • Alissa Abdullah
    Deputy Chief Security Officer & Senior Vice President of Emerging Corporate Security Solutions
    Mastercard

    As vice president and chief Information security officer of Xerox Corporation, Dr. Alissa Johnson  is  responsible  for  protecting  the  information  assets  of  the  $11  billion technology leader. In her role, she established, and currently leads, a corporate-wide information  risk  management  program. She  identifies,  evaluates  and  reports  on information security practices, controls, and risks in order to comply with regulatory requirements  and to align  with  the risk  posture of  the enterprise.

    Prior  to  Xerox, Dr. Johnson  served  as  the  first chief  information  security officer  at Stryker Corporation, a multi-billion dollar medical technology company. At Stryker, she oversaw  global activities  related  to  information  security.  She  also  established  the standards and governance around information security issues related to products.  She managed all security transformation initiatives and worked closely with business leaders and  heads of  regional infrastructure to ensure security policy and  strategy was implemented  consistently.

    Dr. Johnson spent three years as deputy chief information officer of the White House. Beginning in March 2012, she helped to modernize the Executive Office of the President's IT systems, with cloud services and virtualization. She employed new cybersecurity strategies, and enhanced technology across the office of the President while serving as chair on multiple boards.

    Previously, she served as associate vice president for the Enterprise Solutions Division at Catapult Technology, and as a deputy chief technology officer at Lockheed Martin Corporation. She began her career with the Department of Defense as a cryptologic mathematician.

    Dr. Johnson holds a PhD in Information Technology Management from Capella University; a master’s degree in Telecommunications and Computer Networks from The George Washington University; and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Savannah State University.

  • Robin Brown
    CIO, Protein North America
    Cargill

    Robin is the CIO for the Cargill North America Protein Group. She has 24 years of IT experience in the agriculture, construction, healthcare, government, consulting, retail and financial sectors. Prior to Cargill, she was the VP & CIO at Mortenson Construction and held other senior leadership roles at UnitedHealth Group, Accenture, Best Buy, and Arcadia Financial.  She is known for driving technology-enabled innovation, strategic business transformation, building global shared service capabilities, and transforming IT functions to be value-driven while fostering relationships between the Business, Operations and IT delivery. 

    Robin is recognized as a transformational leader in the industry.  She is as a cultural change agent and has a reputation for stepping into very chaotic situations, assessing the landscape quickly, identifying gaps and creating a vision and strategy to move the business forward. Robin has a reputation for building and mentoring strong leadership teams that are based on a change agent philosophy and high expectations of accountability. Focusing on the culture and team member engagement is important to her. Robin’s passion is mentoring leaders and team members that have high potential.

    She is active in the community and holds several Board of Director roles. She is part of the Think IT Board of Advisors and the Governing Body for the Minneapolis HMG CIO Executive Leadership Summit.  She’s also on the Board of Directors for EMPOWER Leadership Academy for Girls, WLiT (Women Leaders in Technology), and New Market Bank.  Robin co-leads the Think IT Women in Leadership forums and was also the President and Founding Board Member of the West Lakes Chapter of National Charity League, focusing on mothers and daughters volunteering together.

    Robin has twin daughters in their second year of college. She travels quite a bit with her “empty nest” friends and enjoys bootcamp classes, running, volunteering, indulging in fabulous wine around her fire pit, spoiling her little niece and nephews, and riding her Harley. 

  • Christine Converse Hogan
    CIO Advisor
    Zoom

    Christine Converse Hogan is a CIO Advisor with Zoom Video Communications and a former Chief Information Officer (CIO).  Christine is a dynamic and experienced global technology leader.  She is a true partner to C-suite executives and an effective champion of leveraging technological, organizational and procedural changes that drive business growth and performance. 

    As a CIO Advisor with Zoom, Christine is a key part of the communications and customer acquisition efforts.  She is a spokesperson for Zoom in the marketplace and a member of the cross-functional business development teams.   

    Previously, Christine was the Managing Director and CIO of Fortress Investment Group, a leading, highly diversified global investment management firm. Christine has 25+ years of experience successfully building and managing advanced technology and operational platforms for financial organizations, where she has led all aspects of technology strategy, planning and execution. Her responsibilities have spanned global technology transformation, cyber security, trading, client reporting, data analytics, financial planning, back-office operations, facilities and corporate real estate. She is well known in the industry and among peer firms and vendors as an innovative leader with extensive experience managing complex, mission-critical projects on a global scale. 

    In 2004, Christine joined Fortress Investment Group to establish a technology platform for the growing, innovative alternative investment manager. She was successful in building a world-class team that supported the firm’s growth from $5bn in assets under management (AUM) to $41bn AUM. To align technology strategy, structure, staffing and costs to reduce spending and increase ROI, she developed and executed a multi-year strategy to transform the Fortress technology platform to a hybrid-cloud based capability. Christine also initiated and led the Global IT Security Steering Committee, a cross-firm C-level group that governed Fortress’ cybersecurity strategy. In conjunction with her technology role, Christine was responsible for real estate and facilities for over 300,000 sq. ft. and 25 offices worldwide. She managed office buildouts, lease negotiations with internal and external counsel and implemented all technology and security onsite. 

  • Kirsten Davies
    CISO
    Unilever

    Kirsten Davies is formerly the Group Chief Security Officer (CSO) for Barclays Africa Group, where she has been tapped to build and run an end to end security function to include cybersecurity, information security, fraud, analytics, and physical security (among others) for operations across the continent.

    Kirsten brings a unique blend of global leadership, business acumen, cyber security practitioner experience, and technology background to her role. She is a proven leader in guiding large-scale global transformation programs focused on cyber and information security, technology, business process, and organizational transformation.

    Prior to her role with Barclays, Davies served in two capacities at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), both as Vice President and Deputy Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and as Vice President for Enterprise Security Strategy, heading up one of four
    worldwide, strategic customer-facing areas for HPE.

    In her tenure with HPE, she achieved the first-ever Cyber Security Master Agreement with the German Workers Council, now replicated across HPE’s 20+ Works Councils in EMEA, led the strategic overhaul and reorganization of the Cyber Security
    Program, and broadened the capability of “Next Generation Security”, including Insider Risk and the IT/OT convergence.

    Prior to HPE, Kirsten served as the CISO for Global InfoSec Strategy and Governance at Siemens. There she managed the global InfoSec Transformation Program to refine the culture, people, policies, processes and technical portfolio of information security. Prior to that, she held senior leadership positions at Booz Allen Hamilton and Deloitte Australia.

  • Candice Dixon
    Coalition Development Director
    NPower

    Candice has served as a nonprofit leader for more than 15 years. Her work has centered on place-based funding initiatives, community building, workplace engagement, and programming to empower women and girls. She is NPower’s Coalition Development Director, responsible for leading Command Shift, a coalition accelerating more women of color in tech. Before joining NPower, Candice was the Director of Corporate Partnerships for CHC: Creating Healthier Communities, Corporate Development Officer for Workplace Giving at Habitat for Humanity International, the Director of Women’s Initiatives for United Way of Greater Atlanta, the National Program Manager for the Women’s Sports Foundation’s GoGirlGo! Program, and worked with the Zeist Foundation on their place-based funding initiative in Atlanta’s Edgewood Community.
     
    Candice studied Communications at the College of Charleston and earned her Master’s in Public Administration from Georgia State University. She is a 2015 graduate of Leadership Atlanta’s LEAD Atlanta Program and served as the program co-chair for the LEAD Class of 2020. Candice is a member of United Way of Greater Atlanta’s Young Professional Leaders, where she chaired the Membership and Gala Committee. Candice is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

  • Cindy Finkelman
    Strategic Advisor
    Mantissa Group LLC

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

    Cindy has an MBA from NYU in Corporate Strategy/Entrepreneurship, and a BS from SUNY/Albany. Cindy is a Board member of the Society for Information Management (SIM) NY chapter, actively participates in SIM Women and serves on the Board of Success Academy.

  • Chandy Ghosh
    Chief Operating Officer & GM, Emergency Services
    Sinch Voice

    Chandy Ghosh is a well-respected CIO & Technology leader specializing in Digital Transformation.

    She was formerly an Executive Partner at ThoughtWorks, a software-engineering company that seeks to revolutionize business by delivering disruptive technologies to address client’s toughest challenges.

    Prior to this, Chandy was the Executive Vice President of Technology at Intrado, Longmont, Colorado, running 9-1-1 solutions, the nation’s Critical Infrastructure governed by the Dept of Homeland Security.   Ms. Ghosh has served in several leadership positions including: VP, Customer Digital Strategy, CenturyLink; Global Head, Product Delivery at Johnson Controls/GWS; CIO, CQG & Principal Consultant at KPMG-BearingPoint.

    Ms. Ghosh’s education includes Harvard Executive Development Program sponsored by U S WEST; Master of Process, Michael Hammer Program, Cambridge MA; Strategic Leadership, Center for Creative Leadership, Colorado Springs.  She has CJIS certification & degrees in MBA, Information Systems &  MS, Physics, Chemistry and Math.

    Chandy is on the Board of HMG Strategy, Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame, SIM C-Suite Colorado & Colorado Technology Association’s Women-in-Technology.

    Chandy is frequently invited to speak at industry events & is passionate being a Mentor supporting Diversity / Women in Technology:

    • 2017, SIM Symposium Colorado, “BlockChain in the Digital World”
    • 2017, 2016 Denver Business Journal, Mentoring Women as Colorado’s “40 Most Influential Women”
    • 2017, Executive Women Connecting , sponsored by  Morgan Stanley, “Eliminating Gender Bias”
    • 2017, Extraordinary Women Radio Podcast, “Role Models for the Next Generation”
    • 2017, Colorado Women’s Hall  of Fame, “Inspirational Women” showcasing Temple Grandin, Diana Hall & Beth Walker
    • 2016 Denver Business Journal nomination, “Outstanding Women in Business in Colorado”
    • 2016, “Going Digital”, HMG CIO Conference
    • 2016, Los Angeles CIO Executive Forum by Argyle & NCS-Madison
    • 2015, Colorado Technology Association (CTA) Summit

    Chandy remains committed to “luminating” the path for future industry leaders.  She is especially passionate about mentoring women and minorities and serving as a role model for the next generation of technology women leaders.  Chandy joined ThoughtWorks in 2016 when it won the award for Best Place to Work for Women in Technology.

  • Dax Grant
    CEO
    Global Transform

    A lead authority on entrepreneurial c-suite leadership within international and global organisations as CEO, Global Transform, Dax is a renowned Woman in Technology, recognised Keynote speaker and societal voice.

    Listed within the Global CIO 100, Cranfield School of Management 100 Women to Watch, CREA Awards Winner, 100 Successful Women in Business and a Power list 100 Keynote speaker. Dax is also recognised as an invitation only member of the Forbes Technology Council.  Dax has held a variety of influential CIO and COO positions including CIO, Global Operations, HSBC. With significant remits in well-regarded organizations, Dax has experience leading global functions accountable for day-to-day services provided through a variety of key technology platforms, together with driving digitization across the organisations and financial services institutions. bank. Prior to joining HSBC, Dax held the post of Executive Director for Operations at Macmillan, accountable for the management of the operational function and technology deployments within the core infrastructure.

    Recognized for her skills in digitizing businesses, Dax has worked in several senior operational, technology and commercial positions within a variety of sectors, including financial services experience within both Fintech focused companies and established global banks. Having undertaken a variety of customer-facing positions, Dax established and led the Barclaycard Business Strategy function and was subsequently asked to lead the operational digitization at Barclaycard, bringing together the Issuing, Acquiring, and International Acquiring Businesses. In the early years, Dax worked as Managing Director of Personal Finance for Santander. Subsequently, Dax moved to take on the remit of European Director, Technology and Business Operations at Visa, with accountability for bringing together operational and technology areas of the Visa Inc. acquisition.

    Dax graduated with a B.A. in Economics from Cambridge (MA Cantab), continuing her professional accreditation as an Associate of the London Institute of Banking and Finance. Dax underpinned her executive expertise with an MBA and Executive Education from Cranfield Business School and Harvard Business School. In addition to her Executive position, Dax has experience in a variety of non-Executive positions including NED at CITL, an Industry Body focused on the Not-for-Profit Sector. Most recently joining the Mission Beyond Board. Dax is committed to a variety of philanthropic activities. Dax adopts an open collaborative approach fostering growth of potential in people and driving societally impactful results. Recognized for her charitable and not for profit activities, Dax is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

  • Klara Jelinkova
    VP and University CIO
    Harvard University

  • Reet Kaur
    CISO
    Portland Community College

    Reet Kaur is a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Portland Community College (PCC), Oregon. Reet is a highly enthusiastic Cybersecurity leader who has supported organizations in the strategic planning and development of risk-based security programs to meet requirements for establishing, implementing, monitoring, and maintaining a security posture in the ever-changing cybersecurity landscape. Reet has 20+ years of experience working as a leader in IT and information Security in Fortune 500 companies like Nike Inc., AECOM, Fidelity and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commence (CIBC). She holds a Master's degree in Engineering from University of Waterloo, Canada. She is a PMI Project Management Professional (PMP), an (ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and an ISACA Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC). She is passionate about mentoring and coaching to help uplift others in their careers. Diversity & inclusion are highly important to her and she believes that humility is the key to exceptional leadership.

  • Ebele Kemery
    Managing Director, Head of Global Technology Diversity & Inclusion
    JPMorgan Chase & Co.

  • Rashmi Kumar
    SVP & CIO Global IT
    Hewlett Packard Enterprise

    Rashmi Kumar is SVP CIO – Global IT with HPE in Houston. She is a seasoned technology leader with wide ranging experience in IT and Technology Leadership, Large Scale Operations, Digital Transformation Initiatives across various industry verticals. With around 30 years of experience, Mrs. Kumar’s primary areas of focus include Digital Transformation, AI/ML, Data & Analytics, strategic planning, New Business Model Development, and large scale business process transformations. Rashmi Kumar is SVP and CIO at HPE Global IT responsible for Global implementation of Digital Transformation Program.

    Mrs. Kumar is Seasoned turnaround- and growth-oriented Chief Information Officer, with a multifunctional background and extensive ERP, operations, board-facing and cybersecurity expertise. Rashmi Kumar has served as CIO and CTO for many Fortune 50 companies like, McKesson, Southern California Edison, Toyota, HPE, and Tata Steel. Rashmi Kumar earned a bachelor’s degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the Bihar Institute of Technology in Sindri, India. She also holds an MBA from the University of California, Irvine; Paul Merage School of Business. She is very passionate about the topic of equality and is executive sponsor for various ERG’s and sits on Diversity & Inclusion Steering committees. She is an active mentor for young resources across the industry.

  • Hunter Muller
    President and 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 President 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 ecosystems 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 HMG Next Ventures, 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.

  • Laura Whitt-Winyard
    Former CISO
    Malwarebytes

    Laura Whitt-Winyard was the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Malwarebytes. In addition to her role at Malwarebytes, Laura is a Fellow at the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT). As a Fellow, she has contributed to the Cyberspace Solarium Commission's report on cybersecurity plus The Cybershield Act S.965 of the 117th Congress. She is also an International Advisory Board Member and Women in Technology board member at HMG Strategy. Prior to her time at Malwarebytes, she was Global Chief Information Security Officer for DLL Group, Director of Security for Billtrust, and held senior leadership positions in security at Comcast and Bloomberg, LP.

     Laura has been a member of the cybersecurity community for over 20 years and was featured in the book: Women Know Cyber: 100 Fascinating Females Fighting Cyber Crime. She and her teams have been nominated for and the recipients of many awards spanning multiple years such as HMG Strategy's Global Technology Executives Who Matter Award, ISE® North America & Northeast Project Nominee & Finalist, ISE® North America & Northeast Executive of the Year nominee, CSO 50/40 Awards winner, RSA Archer Innovation Awards & Excellence Awards.

     

  • Angela Yochem
    EVP Chief Transformation and Digital Officer
    Novant Health

    Angela Yochem is EVP & Chief Digital Officer for Novant Health, a super-regional healthcare system with one of the largest medical groups in the US. She and her teams deliver the world-class consumer capabilities, differentiating technologies, and advanced clinical solutions that allow the high-growth system to provide remarkable patient care.

    Angela has served as EVP/CIO at Rent-A-Center, Global CIO at BDP International, Global CTO at AstraZeneca, and divisional CIO at Dell. She’s held tech exec roles at Bank of America and SunTrust, and held senior technology roles at UPS and IBM. In these roles, she built B2B digital product lines, grew digital retail channels (B2C), created technical services lines of business, and transformed global technology capabilities.

    Angela has been a Director for the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh, BDP Transport, BDP Global Services Asia and Europe, and Rocana, with experience on Audit, Enterprise Risk, Operational Risk, and Governance/Policy committees. She remains an EIR for Vonzos Partners, a Mentor for SKTA Innopartners, and an Advisor for Dioko Ventures. Angela serves on the board of Freedom School Partners, a non-profit committed to promoting literacy in the Charlotte area, and on the executive team of the Go Red for Women organization, part of the American Heart Association. She is a Trustee of the Charlotte Regional Business Initiative, and is an advisory board member for the American Hospital Association Innovation Council and the University of Tennessee Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department.

    Angela has a Bachelor of Music from DePauw University and a Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of Tennessee, holds three US Patents and is an author with Addison-Wesley and Prentice-Hall.

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2022 HMG Live! Global Women in Technology Summit

October 17, 2022   3:00 - 5:00 PM

The Future-Forward Female Tech Leader - Inspiring Performance Through Purposeful Leadership


3:00 – 3:10 PM

Welcome and Introduction

Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy


3:10 - 3:30 PM 

EXECUTIVE FIRESIDE CHAT: Leading Boldly and Authentically

Ebele Kemery, Managing Director, Head of Global Technology Diversity & Inclusion, JPMorgan Chase & Co., interviewed by Cindy Finkelman, Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal

Now, more than ever, is the time for authentic and inclusive leadership.  More inclusive workforces demonstrate greater collaboration and team commitment.  The result is an improved ability to attract and retain talent that will inevitably drive business success. Ebele Kemery will share lessons learned and strategies around leading boldly and authentically as a technology leader.


3:30 - 3:35 PM

NPower NEWS:  Command Shift - Accelerating More Women of Color in Technology

Candice Dixon, Coalition Development Director, NPower


3:35 – 3:50 PM

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


3:50 - 4:00 PM

The HMG Strategy 2023 Global Leadership Institute Award Nominations

Alissa Abdullah, Deputy CSO, SVP of Cybersecurity Technology, Mastercard

Klara Jelinkova, VP and University CIO, Harvard University

Rashmi Kumar, SVP & CIO Global IT, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Angela Yochem, EVP Chief Transformation and Digital Officer, Novant Health and GM & COO, Novant Health Enterprises

 


4:00 – 4:30 PM

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Safeguarding the Enterprise Against Escalating Global Cyber Threats

Moderator:  Laura Whitt-Winyard, Former CISO, Malwarebytes

Alissa Abdullah, Deputy CSO, SVP of Cybersecurity Technology, Mastercard

Klara Jelinkova, VP and University CIO, Harvard University

Reet Kaur, CISO, Portland Community College

Ransomware attacks are up a whopping 500%. Meanwhile, the nature of recent attacks continues 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.

Join this discussion to hear leading female CISOs discuss how they are innovating their cyber strategies and what potential risks the future may hold.


4:30 – 5:00 PM

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

Moderator:  Robin Brown, CIO, Protein North America, Cargill

Chandy Ghosh, GM/COO, Emergency Services, Sinch Voice

Dax Grant, CEO, Global Transform

Rashmi Kumar, SVP & CIO Global IT, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Angela Yochem, EVP Chief Transformation and Digital Officer, Novant Health and GM & COO, Novant Health Enterprises

Female 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.


The HMG Strategy Global Leadership Institute Award Program

Nominate top executives (or yourself) for future awards!  HOME (hmgstrategy.lpages.co)

Previous women in technology award winners include:

Bhavani Amirthalingam, SVP, Chief Digital Information Officer, Ameren
Renee Arrington, President and COO, Pearson Partners International, Inc.
Charlotte Baldwin, Chief Digital and Technology Officer, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Robin Brown, CIO, Protein Group, Cargill
Mamatha Chamarthi, CIO, Stellantis
Suja Chandrasekaran, SVP, Chief Digital and Information Officer, CommonSpirit Health
Kirsten Davies, SVP & CISO, Estee Lauder
Archana Deskus, SVP & CIO, Intel Corporation
Nicole Eagan, Chief Strategy Officer and AI Officer, Darktrace
Cindy Finkelman, Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal
Nancy Flores, Chief Information and Technology Officer, McKesson Corporation
Ursuline Foley, Board Member & Strategic Advisor, Provident Bank
Chandy Ghosh, GM/COO, Emergency Services, Sinch Voice
Jennifer Hartsock, Vice President and CIO, Cargill
Patty Hatter, SVP Global Customer Services, Palo Alto Networks
Jeanette Horan, Experienced Board Member and Strategic Advisor
Daphne Jones, Board of Directors AMN Healthcare, Barnes Group, Inc. and Masonite International, Founder, Destiny Transformations Group
Sheila Jordan, Chief Digital Officer, Honeywell
Rashmi Kumar, SVP & CIO, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Lesley Ma, CIO and Chief Continuous Improvement Officer, NSF International
Susan Malisch, VP & CIO, Loyola University Chicago
Gerri Martin-Flickinger, EVP CTO, Starbucks
Wendy M. Pfeiffer, CIO, Nutanix
Bernadette Rotolo, SVP, Head of Global Systems, Warner Music Group
Janet Sherlock, CIO, Ralph Lauren Corporation
Kimberly Stevenson, SV & GM Foundational Data Services, NetApp
Cynthia Stoddard, SVP & CIO, Adobe
Jennifer Wesson Greenman, CIO, Cancer Treatment Centers of America Global
Laura Whitt-Winyard, Former CISO, Malwarebytes
Gabrielle Wolfson, CIO & CDO, Quest Diagnostics
Angela Yochem, EVP Chief Digital and Technology Officer, Novant Health
Sigal Zarmi, Senior Advisor, Morgan Stanley

Presenting Partners

  • 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

Marketplace Partners

  • Darktrace

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

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

    We are a digitally native company that helps organizations reinvent themselves to create a way forward and unleash their potential. We are the place where innovation, design and engineering meet scale. • We have more than 25,500 employees and we are present in 21 countries working for companies like Google, Rockwell Automation, Electronic Arts and Santander, among others. • We were named a Worldwide Leader in CX Improvement Services by IDC MarketScape report. • We were also featured as a business case study at Harvard, MIT, and Stanford

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    https://www.akamai.com
  • Skybox

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

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

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

    https://www.bettercloud.com/
  • Nutanix

    Financial Services firms have invested in Nutanix to accelerate their digital transformation and cloud initiatives. Our success in FinServ is attributed to our ability to offer simple cloud services that are operational resilient for business-critical, client-facing, and production workloads. Nutanix is a software based hybrid cloud platform that is: 1) Easy 2) Intelligent 3) Resilient 4) Leverages a subscription model Our Vision: Make clouds invisible, freeing customers to focus on their business outcomes

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

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

    www.paloaltonetworks.com
  • Strata

    Strata is pioneering the concept of Identity Orchestration for distributed, multi-cloud identity. Strata’s Maverics Platform enables enterprises to seamlessly unify on-premises and cloud-based authentication and access systems for consistent identity management in multi-cloud environments. Strata’s distributed approach to identity enables organizations to break decades-old vendor lock-in, preventing a broader transition of enterprise workloads to the public cloud. The company’s founders co-authored the SAML open standard for identity interoperability, created the first cloud identity services, delivered the first open-source identity products, and are now building the first distributed identity platform. For more information, visit us on the Web and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

  • Upwork

    Upwork is the world’s work marketplace. We serve everyone from one-person startups to over 30% of the Fortune 100 with a powerful, trust-driven platform that enables companies and talent to work together in new ways that unlock their potential. Our talent community earned over $3.3 billion on Upwork in 2021 across more than 10,000 skills in categories including website & app development, creative & design, customer support, finance & accounting, consulting, and operations. Learn more at upwork.com.

    https://www.upwork.com/
  • Zoom

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

    https://zoom.us
  • Tonkean

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

    https://tonkean.com/
  • 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/
  • LastPass

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

    https://www.lastpass.com/
  • Delphix

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

    www.delphix.com
  • Ping Identity

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

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

Strategic Partners

  • Egon Zehnder

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    https://www.spencerstuart.com

Alliance Partners

  • Amplify Partners

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    http://lsvp.com
  • Menlo Ventures

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

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

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

    https://www.sequoiacap.com

The Women in Technology 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. 

PLEASE NOTE: Women in all stages of their career in technology are welcome to attend this summit!

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

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

- OR - 

  • Full time academicians

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

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

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

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

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



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