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2022 San Diego Technology Executive Leadership Summit in Partnership with SIM San Diego

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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.



  • Mike Anderson
    Chief Digital and Information Officer
    Netskope

     

    Mike Anderson serves as Chief Digital and Information Officer for Netskope. Over the past 25 years, he has built and led high-performing teams across a wide range of disciplines, including sales, operations, business development, and information technology. He joined Netskope from Schneider Electric, a global fortune 500 company, where he served as SVP, CIO and Digital Leader for North America.

     

    In 2020, Constellation Research named him a member of the Business Transformation 150, an elite list that recognizes the top global executives leading business transformation efforts in their organizations. The National Diversity Council also recognized him as a Top 50 CIO for diversity and inclusion in 2020 and 2021.

     

    Before Schneider Electric, Mike served as CIO for CROSSMARK, where he digitally transformed the business capabilities for the 40,000 employee service provider to the retail and consumer goods industry. Also, he has held executive leadership roles at Enterprise Mobile, a Microsoft joint venture that is now part of Honeywell, Insight, Software Spectrum, and InVerge, a web services pioneer that he co-founded in 1999.

     

    Mike serves on numerous technology and industry advisory boards and volunteers his time working with nonprofits focused on mental health and suicide prevention and those that benefit the development of our future workforce in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

  • Joshua Barons
    Head of Information Security
    San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance

    Josh Barons oversees information security, including the development and maintenance of the overall information security program for San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance. Prior to joining the San Diego Zoo he was Head of Information Security for Zocdoc. Previously, Barons served as Director of Information Security for Abacus Group LLC, globally responsible for all aspects of information security and risk for the company. Earlier in his career, he held information security management positions for Sony Corporation of America, Condé Nast, and other technology and media companies. He has spoken at security conferences such as RSA, Zero Day Con and Evanta. He is CISSP and CRISC certified and holds a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Cornell University and a master of fine arts from Parsons School of Design.

  • Amy Benton
    VP, IT
    Travere Therapeutics

    Amy Benton is currently the Vice President and Head of Information Technology at Travere Therapeutics. She is a successful IT Executive with a diverse background across multiple industries including high tech and pharmaceutical/biotech. Amy has extensive experience supporting corporate compliance initiatives and requirements such as Data Privacy, Sarbanes-Oxley, Enterprise Risk Management, Title 21 of the CFR, and Sunshine Act. She is a highly regarded manager, coach, and mentor who leads and inspires high-performing cross-functional teams.

    Amy leveraged and embraced cloud computing technology from networks to systems and applications to build an IT infrastructure at Travere that is completely in the cloud. She also implemented a robust cybersecurity program.

    Amy currently serves as a Client Advisory Board member at PCI and a Committee Member for the Society of Information Management, San Diego Women in Technology group.

    Amy has a master’s degree in Business Administration, with a Concentration in Technology Management. She has a bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics, with a Concentration in Scientific Programming.

  • Louise Brandy
    SVP & CIO
    Quidel

    Information Technology Executive with domestic and international experience in full Application Lifecycle Management, from vision, scope, design, selection, and development to deployment, maintenance and ongoing support. Finds and implements innovative products to improve employees and customers lives. Broad skills with both business applications and infrastructure operations with a special emphasis on aligning business strategy with information technology initiatives. Proven collaboration with international executive leadership as a trusted advisor to deliver innovative and effective solutions. Exceptional communication and intuitive talents.

    Unique background in Accounting and Finance, such as Assistant Controller for Century 21 Real Estate, allows for a broader perspective of business line issues and experience with business process improvements.

    Specialties: ERP Implementations, Application Strategy and Lifecycle Management, Project Management, Business Process Management, Enterprise Content Management, Organizational Change Management, Business Line Relationship Management, Performance Management and dashboard reporting.

  • Max Chan
    CIO
    Avnet

    Max Chan is the CIO and is responsible for the delivery of all strategic business IT and digital transformation initiatives. Max and his team work closely with senior executives to translate business strategies to IT roadmaps, and drive prioritization of these initiatives through a global governance process.

    Max joined Avnet in 2013 as VP of IT for the Technology Solutions business in Asia Pacific. In this role, he led critical system implementations and enhancements, helping build Avnet’s Global Development Centers, while driving process improvement initiatives in the region. Max was later transferred to Phoenix, Arizona to take on global application and business relationship management roles, before being promoted to his current role in Dec 2018.

    Prior to Avnet, Max held several IT leadership roles including; CIO, Asia at VF Corporation, and VP, IT building efficiency, Asia at Johnson Controls.

  • Eric Dube
    President and CIO
    Travere Therapeutics

    Eric Dube, Ph.D., is the president and chief executive officer of Travere Therapeutics and serves as a member of the company’s board of directors. He is a results-driven leader who is committed to patients and integrating their perspective into all aspects of the company’s operations. At Travere Therapeutics, Dr. Dube oversees a global team dedicated to identifying, developing and delivering life-changing therapies to people living with rare disease, including the company’s promising pipeline of innovative product candidates with first-in-class potential. With leadership experience across the United States, Europe and Japan, Dr. Dube draws upon significant expertise in managing commercial, operations, market access, medical and business development functions.

    Prior to joining Travere Therapeutics, Dr. Dube was president and head of North America at ViiV Healthcare. Before joining ViiV, for more than 18 years he worked in roles of increasing leadership at GlaxoSmithKline plc, spanning critical areas, including sales, marketing, market access, medical affairs, compliance, supply chain and alliance management. During Dr. Dube’s tenure at GSK, he also led the US Oncology and Global Respiratory businesses. He currently serves on the executive committee of the board of directors for the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), and the board of directors for Reneo Pharmaceuticals.

    Dr. Dube was named a 2022 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Pacific Southwest winner. Dr. Dube has been recognized by PharmaVOICE magazine as one of the “100 Most Inspiring People” in the life sciences industry, the Financial Times as one of the “OUTstanding 100 LGBT+ Executives, and Pharmaceutical Executive as one of the “Emerging Pharma Leaders”. Earlier in his career, Fortune magazine named him a “40 Under 40: Ones to Watch”.

    Dr. Dube graduated from Santa Clara University with a B.S. in biopsychology and earned an M.A. and Ph.D. in psychology from Cornell University.

  • Todd Friedman
    CISO
    ResMed

    Todd Friedman was named CISO for ResMed, a global company that manufactures and distributes medical equipment and solutions for diagnosing, treating and, managing sleep-disordered breathing and other respiratory conditions.

    Todd is a versatile leader with more than twenty-five years’ experience in information risk and security management. His career has spanned the healthcare, toy, entertainment and insurance industries, during which Todd led numerous functions, including infrastructure planning and management, systems integration, PMO, project management, governance, compliance, strategic planning, and for the past decade, information risk and security management. Prior to joining ResMed in early 2015, Todd was the CISO of Mattel, and prior to that the SVP and CISO of Universal Music Group, the world largest music company.

    A native of Los Angeles, he holds an MBA from UCLA and a B.A. from UCSD.

  • Suresh Gunasekaran
    President and CEO
    UCSF Health

    Suresh Gunasekaran is president and chief executive officer (CEO) of UCSF Health, an internationally recognized health system that includes UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals, Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital and Clinics, UCSF Benioff Children's Physicians and the UCSF Faculty Practice. UCSF Health includes approximately 18,000 staff and physicians, maintains 1290 beds, admits 41,000 patients and has over 2.5 million outpatient visits yearly, and has annual revenue of more than $5 billion.

    Gunasekaran also oversees UCSF Health's expanding network of affiliated health care organizations throughout Northern California. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks UCSF Medical Center among the country's top 10 hospitals and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals among the nation's best pediatric medical centers.

    Gunasekaran leads the execution of UCSF Health's vision and the institution's next phase of growth, revitalization and innovation, including in the area of technology. He partners with UCSF's research and education enterprises and upholds the health system's PRIDE (Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Diversity and Excellence) values, and commitment to advancing anti-racism and social justice.

  • Dan Hedstrom
    VP & CIO
    Cubic Corporation

  • Steve Hoyt
    Vice President Information Systems
    Quidel

  • Abe Lietz
    SVP & CIO
    KinderCare Education

    Abe Lietz is SVP & Chief Information Officer (CIO) for KinderCare Education. In this role, Mr. Lietz leads the Information Technology function for KinderCare and is charged with driving digital transformation to support business growth and managing all key enterprise business systems which includes in-center, family facing, mobile, data analytics and back office applications as well as all supporting infrastructure.  Abe is leading a multi-year transformation of KinderCare’s digital capability by reorganizing its people, process and technology to deliver on value creation initiatives through the use of cloud-first architectures (SaaS, IaaS, & PaaS), as well as delivering multiple innovative mobile, web, and data solutions for its customers and staff.

    A recognized industry expert, Abe has received multiple industry awards, including being recognized as San Diego’s Top Technology Executive in 2015. He is a frequent speaker on IT transformation and cloud migration strategies and has been featured in many publications including CIO.com, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes and many others.

    Prior to joining KinderCare, Mr. Lietz was CIO & VP, Customer Service Operations for Curves and Jenny Craig where he led a complete transformation of the IT organization, as well as managing the service contact center for both brands to drive a best-in-class service experience for customers, franchise owners and corporate users.  Prior to Curves & Jenny Craig, Mr. Lietz was Chief Architect & Head of Divisional IT for Life Technologies (now part of Thermo Fisher Scientific) where he was responsible for driving technology strategy, new technology incubation, and overall technical architecture for the IT infrastructure and applications footprint, as well as all instrument and software system product lines.

    Mr. Lietz holds a B.A. in Business & MIS from Washington State University.


  • Christopher Longhurst
    Chief Medical Officer & Chief Digital Officer
    UC San Diego Health System

    Christopher Longhurst MD, MS, is the chief medical officer (CMO) and chief digital officer (CDO) at UC San Diego Health. This dual, complementary role provides leadership to medical staff, ensuring that standards and protocols are in place to provide the highest quality of care to patients. He also serves as an associate dean at the School of Medicine, overseeing and aligning our education and research missions within the clinical environment, and leading our journey to become a highly reliable, learning health system.

    As CMO, Dr. Longhurst is responsible for maintaining excellence in clinical care, including regulatory, patient and clinician satisfaction, quality and safety, and medical affairs. He works alongside leaders at UC San Diego Health, the School of Medicine, and UC Health to improve care delivery and oversees UC San Diego Health’s reputation for delivering safe, innovative, patient-centered care.

    Dr. Longhurst is passionate about implementing innovative digital solutions that help improve the patient experience. As the CDO, he leads UC San Diego Health’s technology strategy, overseeing initiatives that advance the infrastructure across UC San Diego and the UC Health system. In addition, Dr. Longhurst leads the clinical activities of the academic medical center, working alongside clinical leaders to guide the planning of quality, safety, and performance excellence of programs.

    He is also a key faculty member in the Departments of Biomedical Informatics and Pediatrics in the UC San Diego School of Medicine, maintaining an active clinical practice as a newborn hospitalist and pursuing scholarship in care quality, patient safety, and health informatics.

    Prior to his current role, Dr. Longhurst served as the chief information officer (2015-2021) and associate chief medical officer for quality and safety (2018-2021) at UC San Diego Health, where he provided leadership in key functional areas to continuously improve efforts around operations, reputation and care.

    Before joining UC San Diego Health, Dr. Longhurst served as chief medical information officer for Stanford Children's Health. He led strategic efforts to improve children's health and provider workflow using information technology. He founded and led the nation's first accredited clinical informatics fellowship at Stanford, where he was a clinical professor of pediatrics and biomedical informatics. He also staffed the quality committee of Stanford's hospital board and facilitated national quality improvement collaborative work.

    Dr. Longhurst completed his residency at Stanford University and earned his medical degree and MS in medical informatics from UC Davis. He holds a BS in molecular biology from Revelle College at UC San Diego. He is a board-certified pediatrician and clinical informaticist.

    He is the author and co-author of many publications on using technology and data to improve quality of care. Dr. Longhurst is an elected fellow of the prestigious American College of Medical Informatics.

  • Aviva McPherron
    CIO
    NuVasive

  • 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.

  • Barb Munro
    Co-Founder and Membership Chair, SIM San Diego
    Co-Founder, Partner, The Carrera Agency

    Barb Munro, Co-founder and Partner at The Carrera Agency, a Talent Management Agency for IT professionals, has over 25 years experience in the Information Technology industry, holding leadership positions in organizations ranging from Fortune 100 firms to start-up software and consulting companies. She carries a wide breadth of industry knowledge including experience in software development and data base design, product management, quality assurance, customer relationship management, and sales and marketing. She is also the Co-founder and Membership Chair of SIM San Diego.

  • Tony Olzak
    Chief Technology Officer
    Trace|3

    Tony Olzak is a leading visionary in applying technology to business problems and initiatives. He is a sought-after speaker, co-author of multiple industry certification books, and brings over 19 years of industry experience leading consulting, engineering and development teams. Mr. Olzak joined Trace3 in June of 2016 as Vice President of Security, with a mission to build a world-class, cyber security business unit focused on emerging tech, analytics, and transformative security operations and architecture.

    His innovative approach to technology and go-to-market plans have driven dramatic turnarounds at startups, record growth in developing and established business units, and accumulated multiple industry awards. Tony Olzak maintains CISSP and CCIE# 6689 certifications, writes and records music in his spare time and is a classically trained musician.

  • Albert Oriol
    CIO
    Rady Children's Hospital

  • Gautham Pallapa
    Senior Executive Advisor
    VMware, Inc.

    Dr. Gautham Pallapa is the award-winning author of "Leading with Empathy: Understanding the Needs of Today's Workforce". He is the founder of Transformity, an organization that transforms humanity through empathy and technology, and a senior executive advisor at VMware. He has over 15 years of experience working with C-suite and executives at Global 2000 enterprises in transforming their processes, technologies, and culture to achieve their business outcomes. His mantra is "Transform with Empathy," and he works passionately to promote empathy for employees, enterprises, and communities.

    Dr. Pallapa is also an Agile coach, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, SAFe Agilist, and an Ambassador for several organizations. He writes/talks/works on transformation, helping underprivileged people, and giving back to the community.

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gpallapa/

    Twitter: @gpallapa

    Blog: Transformity

    Gautham's latest book: Leading with Empathy: Understanding the Needs of Today's Workforce

  • Steve Phillpott
    President, SIM San Diego
    CIO/CDO
    Solidigm

     

     

     

  • Bhavin Shah
    Founder and CEO
    Moveworks

    Three-time entrepreneur with over 18 years of experience in building companies across different industries - consumer, mobile productivity, and enterprise AI. Combines a technical and creative mindset, leading teams from ideation to product delivery and from inception to outcome.

    Prior to Moveworks, Bhavin was the CEO & Founder of Refresh.io, which was acquired by LinkedIn. He started his career in the toy and video game industry. Currently CEO and Founder of Moveworks, an AI company that uses a strong form of AI to resolve enterprise IT issues autonomously, with Fortune 500 and large enterprise customers such as Autodesk, Broadcom, Medallia, Nutanix, and Western Digital. 

  • Yasmin Shah
    Chief Executive Officer
    CIO
    SeenADriver

    Yasmin Shah is a seasoned IT executive and an entrepreneur with more than two decades of experience in launching, transforming and growing companies. Yasmin Shah worked for IBM’s global services where she was a Principal and worked with companies such as Farmers Insurance, Lockheed Martin, American Express, Phillips and US Mint in the transformation of their IT departments. She also worked as a CIO (Chief Information Officer) with QLogic, where she transformed their IT department to meet the needs of the rapidly growing business. She then worked in a senior IT leadership role for Southern California Edison on a re-org and business case for a transformational project. She owned, operated and sold for profit 6 franchise retail locations, where she was able to achieve employee retention unheard of in the industry. As President of the co-op, she took leadership in launching on-line marketing for the Franchisor. As a member of Tech Coast Angels and Entrepreneur-In-Residence with Connect, Yasmin was an advisor to many San Diego based startup companies. Yasmin has helped launch 2 non-profits in San Diego, and is the President of the board for both of them.

  • Jessica Sica
    CISO
    PETCO Animal Supplies

    Jessica has 20+ years of experience and 10+ years of leaderships in Information Security across various sectors including banking, pet, semiconductor, entertainment and retail. She is currently Chief Information Security Officer for Petco Animal Supplies where she is in charge of all things information security and compliance.

  • Mark Taylor
    CEO
    Society for Information Management

  • Tim Tully
    Partner
    Menlo Ventures

    Tim Tully has served as Splunk’s Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer since 2018, and previously joined Splunk as Chief Technology Officer in 2017. Responsible for Splunk’s Product and Technology organization, Tim brings his passion for real-time data analytics, stream processing and consumerized product design to Splunk’s product innovation and long-term roadmap. Before Splunk, Tim spent 14 years in various roles at Yahoo! Inc., including Vice President, Engineering; Distinguished Engineer and Chief Data Architect. He began his career as a Member of Technical Staff at Sun Microsystems on the JavaSoft team and also spent time at several startup companies. As a technologist, Tim is passionate about the intersection of data, design and mobile. As a leader, he believes in organizational transparency and strives to hire “talent magnets,” valuing emotional intelligence as well as traditional intelligence. As a proud nerd, he enjoys coding, building computers and gaming with his kids. Tim frequently advises entrepreneurs, startups and universities, and serves as Vice President of the advisory board for the M.S. in Business Analytics program at Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University. Tim holds an M.S. from Carnegie Mellon University and a B.S. from the University of California, Davis.

  • Maria Zack
    Professor and Chair of Mathematical, Information and Computer Sciences
    Point Loma Nazarene University

    Dr. Zack holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics from UCSD. Her industry experience includes consulting work for the Institute for Defense Analysis Center for Communications Research, as well as involvement in numerous strategic planning efforts in the US and abroad. She has been awarded NSF, MAA and Wesleyan Center grants and has organized conferences for CSHPM, CCSC, SPAWAR, ACMS, MAA, Nexus and more. Dr. Zack is an integral part of the University's accreditation process and regularly serves on review boards for WSCUC. Her extensive involvement in the mathematics and architecture community greatly enriches our academic programs.

    Dr. Zack's research interests include connections between engineering and mathematics, mathematical history, architecture and mathematics, cryptography and cryptanalysis. She is an active member of the Nexus Network, for which she has published papers on Portuguese engineering, the astronomical research of Robert Hooke and Christopher Wren's contributions to the architectural rebuilding of London. She is a member of the editorial board of the Nexus Network Journal and she is the editor of the refereed Proceedings of the Canadian Society of History and Philosophy of Mathematics. She shares her enthusiasm for mathematical history, engineering and architecture by taking students to England to study every other summer.

    Outside of the classroom, Dr. Zack enjoys cooking, reading and traveling. She is a member of the Board at Lamb's Player's Theatre and has been a trustee of the Medical Benevolence Foundation, for which she often travels to Kenya to visit church plants and the Tumutumu Hospital. She is also involved with the Plant with Purpose organization, which works to reverse deforestation. Her other hobbies include studying church architecture and baking desserts for the department.

  • John Zavada
    Chief Administrative Officer
    PETCO Animal Supplies

    John is responsible for leading Petco’s information technology strategies, teams and projects, including the company’s business process optimization and enterprise program management office. Before joining Petco, John served as senior vice president and chief information officer at Restoration Hardware. Previously, he filled chief information officer roles at Guitar Center, Big Lots, Limited Inc., Victoria's Secret Stores, and others. John holds a bachelor’s degree in business information systems from California State Polytechnic University.

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2022 San Diego Technology Executive Leadership Summit

Hyatt Regency La Jolla

 

8:00 - 9:00 AM

Breakfast and Networking


9:00 - 9:15 AM

Welcome and Introduction

Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy

Steve Philpott, President, SIM San Diego & CIO/CDO, Solidigm


9:15 - 9:45 AM

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW:  Bhavin Shah, Founder and CEO, Moveworks, will interview Steve Phillpott, President, SIM San Diego & CIO/CDO, Solidigm


9:45 - 10:20 AM

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Beyond the CIO

Moderator:  Albert Oriol, CIO, Rady Children's Hospital

Suresh Gunasekaran, CEO, UCSF Health

Christopher Longhurst, Chief Medical Officer & Chief Digital Officer, UC San Diego Health

John Zavada, Chief Administrative Officer, Petco

Additional panelists being confirmed.

As companies continue to build out their digital business models, CIOs and technology executives are playing a deeper role in helping to identify and execute on new digital business opportunities and Go-to-Market strategies. In addition, a growing number of CIOs have taken on added responsibilities such as oversight for supply-chain operations, logistics, innovation, procurement as well as P&L accountability. The expanded role of the CIO is not only deepening and strengthening their status on the senior leadership team – it’s also creating new board-level opportunities for senior technology executives.

In this captivating executive panel discussion, world-class business technology executives will share real-world examples of how the role of the enterprise technology executive is evolving, along with the opportunities these changes are creating for board-level positions.


10:20 - 10:45 AM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


10:45 - 11:20 AM

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Safeguarding the Enterprise Against Escalating Global Cyber Threats

Moderator:  Todd Friedman, CISO, ResMed

Joshua Barons, Head of Information Security, San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance

Jessica Sica, CISO, PETCO Animal Supplies

TBD: Crowdstrike

Ransomware attacks are up a whopping 500% in 2021. Meanwhile, the nature of recent attacks including Log4j continue to become more widespread as these threats are impacting infrastructure, supply chains and other operations that can impact multiple organizations at once. As these and other types of threats continue to evolve and become more dangerous and complex, it’s clear that CISOs and security leaders need to reimagine their cybersecurity strategies to better safeguard the organization now and into the future.


11:20 - 11:45 AM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


11:45 AM - 12:15 PM

SIM San Diego NewsBarb Munro, Co-Founder, Partner, The Carrera Agency and Co-Founder and Membership Chair, SIM San Diego

SIM National News - Interview with Mark Taylor, CEO, Society for Information Management

Presentation of the SIM San Diego Scholarship AwardsMaria Zack, Professor and Chair of Mathematical, Information and Computer Sciences, Point Loma Nazarene University


12:15 - 1:15 PM

Lunch, Networking and the 2023 HMG Global Leadership Institute Award Nominations

Past Honorees Include:

Doug Cyphers, Vice President, SIM San Diego and VP IT, WD-40 Company

Barb Munro, Co-Founder and Membership Chair, SIM San Diego and Co-Founder, Partner, The Carrera Agency

Steve Phillpott, President, SIM San Diego & CIO/CDO, Solidigm


1:15  - 1:45 PM

Dessert and Networking Break


1:45 - 2:20 PM 

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

Moderator:  Steve Hoyt, Vice President Information Systems, Quidel

Dan Hedstrom, VP & CIO, Cubic Corporation

Aviva McPherron, CIO, NuVasive

Tim Tully, Partner, Menlo Ventures

Tony Olzak, Chief Technology Officer, Trace|3

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 partnerships that are enabling competitive differentiation and speed to market.


2:20 - 2:45 PM

EXECUTIVE FIRESDIE CHAT:  Defining a Modern Enterprise Security Strategy

Mike Anderson, Chief Digital and Information Officer, Netskope, interviewed by Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy

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

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


2:45 - 3:05 PM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


3:05 - 3:25 PM

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW:  Leading with Empathy

Gautham Pallapa, Senior Executive Advisor, VMWare, will discuss his new book, Leading with Empathy, with Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy


3:25 - 4:00 PM

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

Moderator: Amy Benton, Head of IT, Travere Therapeutics

Louise Brandy, SVP & CIO, Quidel

Max Chan, CIO, Avnet

Eric Dube, President & CIO, Travere Therapeutics

Abe Lietz, SVP & CIO, KinderCare Education

The War in Ukraine, The Great Resignation, Global Supply-Chain Challenges and Energy Constraints. These are just a few of the unprecedented disruptions that are impacting members of the senior leadership team and their strategic focus. These events, on top of the digital pivot most companies have made since March 2020, have created new opportunities for CIOs, CISOs, and business technology executives to play a deeper role in designing the future of the business and in the shape of the organization. Technology leaders and other executives are placing heightened focus on fostering Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (DEI &B) across the organization so that all voices are being heard and to bring a variety of perspectives into innovation. This is a critical time for technology executives to demonstrate bold, authentic and inclusive leadership to help inspire employees and foster an environment of trust.

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


4:00 PM

Raffle Prizes

Closing Remarks

Yasmin Shah, Chief Executive Officer and CIO, SeenADriver

EXECUTIVE NETWORKING RECEPTION


Presenting Partners

  • Netskope

    Netskope is the leader in cloud security. Using patented technology, Netskope’s cloud-scale security platform provides context-aware governance of all cloud use in the enterprise in real time, whether accessed from the corporate network, remote, or from a mobile device. This means that security professionals can understand risky activities, protect sensitive data, stop online threats, and respond to incidents in a way that fits how people work today. With granular security policies, the most advanced cloud DLP, and unmatched breadth of workflows, Netskope is trusted by the largest companies in the world.

    https://www.netskope.com/
  • Moveworks

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

    https://www.moveworks.ai/
  • Centripetal Networks

    Centripetal is a three-time Deloitte Fast 500 company, whose cyber security systems are deployed in many of the world’s most mission critical networks. Our mission is to make the most advanced intelligence-based defense available to everyone as a service. Through our research we are resolving each of the technological challenges to put trust back into internet connection.

    https://www.centripetal.ai/

Platinum Partners

  • CrowdStrike

    CrowdStrike has redefined security with the world’s most advanced cloud-native platform that protects and enables the people, processes and technologies that drive modern enterprise. CrowdStrike secures the most critical areas of enterprise risk – endpoints and cloud workloads, identity, and data – to keep customers ahead of today’s adversaries and stop breaches. Powered by the CrowdStrike Security Cloud, the CrowdStrike Falcon Platform leverages real-time indicators of attack, threat intelligence on evolving adversary tradecraft and enriched telemetry from across the enterprise to deliver hyper-accurate detections, automated protection and remediation, elite threat hunting and prioritized observability of vulnerabilities – all through a single, lightweight agent. With CrowdStrike, customers benefit from superior protection, better performance, reduced complexity and immediate time-to-value.

    https://www.crowdstrike.com/
  • Trace|3

    Trace3 is the premier provider of IT solutions. We integrate IT products and services with insightful consultation in order to provide total transformation for both executives and organizations. Our elite engineers implement tomorrow’s systems and hardware to solve today’s most pressing IT problems, standing shoulder-to-shoulder with our clients to protect and serve their interests. We pride ourselves on our boutique-style approach to customer service. Our consultants, engineers, and executive team immerse themselves in each client's unique culture in order to better understand their individual needs. From big data intelligence and cloud services to organizational health, we create customized solutions to address all aspects of a client's infrastructure. Through elite engineering, dynamic leadership, and unparalleled VC connections, Trace3 stays on the leading edge of the innovation curve to empower our clients with the most advanced technologies and solutions in the industry. We pride ourselves on our boutique-style approach to customer service. Our consultants, engineers, and executive team immerse themselves in each client's unique culture in order to better understand their individual needs. From big data intelligence and cloud services to organizational health, we create customized solutions to address all aspects of a client's infrastructure. As part of our mission of organizational empowerment, we seek to inspire CIOs and other executives through our VC briefings: We expose a select group to the technologies of the future, which we have exclusive access to through our Silicon Valley connections. These executives can then return to their organizations with the tools they need to become leaders and innovators for their industries.

    http://trace3.com

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.

    https://www.sentinelone.com/
  • Snowflake

    Snowflake enables every organization to mobilize their data with Snowflake’s Data Cloud. Customers use the Data Cloud to unite siloed data, discover and securely share data, and execute diverse analytic workloads. Wherever data or users live, Snowflake delivers a single data experience that spans multiple clouds and geographies. Thousands of customers across many industries, including 510 of the 2022 Forbes Global 2000 (G2K) as of July 31, 2022, use Snowflake Data Cloud to power their businesses. Learn more at snowflake.com.

    snowflake.com
  • Slalom

    Slalom is a global consulting firm focused on strategy, technology, and business transformation. In 40 markets around the world, Slalom's teams have autonomy to move fast and do what's right. They are backed by regional innovation hubs, a global culture of collaboration, and partnerships with the world's top technology providers. Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Seattle, Slalom has organically grown to over 9,500 employees. Slalom has been named one of Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For six years running and is regularly recognized by employees as a best place to work.

    https://www.slalom.com/
  • Intelliswift

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

    https://www.intelliswift.com/
  • Automation Anywhere

    Automation Anywhere is the world’s #1 cloud automation platform, delivering intelligent RPA solutions across all industries globally to automate end-to-end business processes, for the fastest path to enterprise transformation. The company offers the world’s only cloud-native platform combining RPA, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and analytics to automate repetitive tasks and build enterprise agility, freeing up humans to pivot to the next big idea, build deeper customer relationships and drive business growth. For additional information, visit www.automationanywhere.com.

    https://www.automationanywhere.com/

Supporting Partners

  • Reliaquest

    ReliaQuest, the leader in Open XDR-as-a-Service, is the force multiplier for security operations teams. ReliaQuest GreyMatter is a cloud-native Open XDR platform that brings together telemetry from any security and business solution, whether on-premises, or in one or multiple clouds, to unify detection, investigation, response and resilience. ReliaQuest combines the power of technology and 24/7/365 security expertise to give organizations the visibility and coverage they require to make cybersecurity programs more effective. Hundreds of Fortune 1000 organizations trust ReliaQuest GreyMatter to operationalize security investments, ensuring teams focus on the right problems while closing visibility and capability gaps to proactively manage risk and accelerate initiatives for the business. ReliaQuest is a private company headquartered in Tampa, Fla., with multiple global locations. For more information, visit www.reliaquest.com.

    https://www.reliaquest.com/
  • SHE Informationtechnologie AG

    30 years ago, a German entrepreneur realized how important the IT sector will become in the future and founded SHE Informationtechnologie AG, a company focused on developing and operating IT applications, infrastructures and services for company digitalization. 25 years and 150 employees later, he learned about the great potential Romania has in software development and founded SHE Information Technology Romania in partnership with Marius Cimpean, an accomplished software architect from Cluj-Napoca. 10 years on, SHE Information Technology Romania is a trusted player in the IT Romanian sector that relies on over 100 talented and dedicated software developers to produce software solutions that can make the difference for its clients. Knowing that customers want to see how their money is spent and efficiency gaging in software development is notoriously difficult, the company adopted a cost transparency model, which fueled its rapid organic growth and led to long lasting relationships with all its customers. She Information Technology, the only company in Romania to offer a 100% cost transparent outsourcing model, is best known for its focus on quality and transparency. With capabilities in areas such as IoT, Security, Healthcare, Business Intelligence and Web Development, SHE is being trusted by clients like BASF, ZF Friedrichshafen , Solarlux, Your Prevention and many others.

    https://www.she-software.com/ro/about/company
  • 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.

    https://www.sigmacomputing.com.

Marketplace Partners

  • 8x8, Inc.

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

    https://www.8x8.com/
  • Akamai

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

    https://www.akamai.com
  • BetterCloud

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    www.paloaltonetworks.com
  • RingCentral

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

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

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

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

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

    https://tonkean.com/
  • Upwork

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

    https://www.upwork.com/
  • Zoom

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

    https://zoom.us
  • Zscaler

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

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

    At Delphix, our mission is to build a sustainable future with data as a platform for change. We help transform businesses and the world with the strategic, sustainable use of data. Data is critical for testing application releases, modernization, cloud adoption, and AI/ML programs. Storage, compute, and code have all been automated. But data has remained heavy, slow, and complex. Data is the last automation frontier. Delphix is the industry leader for DevOps test data management. We modernize test data for a CI/CD, multicloud, zero trust world. Our platform masks data for privacy compliance and delivers efficient, virtualized data for CI/CD and digital transformation. We also provide essential data APIs for DevOps, including data provisioning, refresh, rewind, integration, and version control. Delphix supports all apps from mainframe to cloud native across the multi-cloud, including SaaS, private and public clouds. We provide advanced data capabilities to businesses around the world, making them faster, safer, and more competitive. Our customers modernize applications, adopt multi-cloud, achieve CI/CD, and recover from downtime events such as ransomware up to 2x faster. Furthermore, everywhere we are deployed, our virtualization technology consolidates data footprints, which generates hard savings while benefiting the planet.

    www.delphix.com
  • LastPass

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

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

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

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

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

Association Partners

  • SIM San Diego

    SIM San Diego is an association of the technology community at large, including senior technology executives, prominent academicians, and other technology thought leaders, who share and enhance their industry knowledge for the benefits of its members and their organizations, who build industry brand awareness and contribute to the growth of the technology community to attract and retain top talent in San Diego.

    http://www.simnet.org/members/group_content_view.asp?group=79836&id=603203

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