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2022 Silicon Valley CIO Executive Leadership Summit

Leading Boldly and Authentically - Inspiring Trust and Winning in the Global Digital Economy

The digital pivot most companies have made since March 2020 has created new opportunities for CIOs, CISOs and business technology executives to play a deeper role in designing the future of the business and in the shape of the organization. Technology executives who inspire employees and foster an environment of trust can stimulate a collaborative culture that sparks innovation and drives business outcomes with the aid of impactful technologies that can enable the organization to win in the marketplace while attracting, growing, and retaining the people and skills that are needed to power the successful 21st-century organization


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

- Stephen M.R. Covey

  • Chris Bedi

    Chris Bedi is the CDIO at ServiceNow and is focused on driving enterprise-wide digital transformation efforts to accelerate growth and create scale. In addition, he is an industry thought leader on digital transformation, advanced automation, and practical AI/ML adoption in the enterprise, and works closely with many of the world’s leading CIOs to address key industry issues.

    Prior to joining ServiceNow, Chris served as CIO of JDS Uniphase, where he was responsible for IT, workplace services, and indirect procurement. Prior to JDSU, he held various executive positions at VeriSign from April 2002 until August 2011, including CIO. Chris began his career at KPMG Consulting where he drove global transformations across a diverse set of industries. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from the University of Michigan. 

  • Eddie Borrero
    VP & CISO
    Blue Shield of CA

    Eddie Borrero is Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer at Blue Shield of California, a nonprofit health plan with $21 billion in annual revenue serving 4.6 million members in the state's commercial, individual, and government markets. Borrero drives Blue Shield’s IT security strategy to protect member, provider, and employee data and ensure all lines of business adhere with company policies. He leads the organization in proactively identifying and mitigating threats to strengthen Blue Shield’s security position and promotes safe information management practices.

    With more than 20 years of information security management experience, Borrero has extensive expertise in aligning cross-functional security strategies that protect organizations’ technology environments and business processes. Previously, Borrero served as Chief Information Security Officer at Robert Half International, Inc., a global human resource consulting firm, where he was instrumental in developing and implementing a security strategy to support business growth and accelerating a secure shift to a digital business model. Prior to that role, Borrero led the Office of the Chief Information Security Officer at Amgen.

    Borrero is a core leader in Blue Shield’s corporate executive Diversity Council as well as the internal Hispanic and Veterans Groups. In his community, Borrero is committed to being a role model by supporting Hispanics and veterans in pursuing careers in technology. He also volunteers with organizations that support homeless people and survivors of domestic violence.

    Borrero holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management from Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, California. He is also a graduate of the Stanford Executive Program in Leadership. Borrero is a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served on the USS Abraham Lincoln.

  • Tim Crawford
    CIO Strategic Advisor

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

  • Cassie Crossley
    Vice President, Deputy Product Security Officer
    Schneider Electric

    Cassie Crossley, Vice President, Deputy Product Security Officer in the global Product & Systems Security Office at Schneider Electric, is an experienced cybersecurity technology executive in Information Technology and Product Development. She has many years of business and technical leadership experience in secure software supply chain, cybersecurity, product/application security, software/firmware development, program management, and data privacy. Ms. Crossley has held previous positions at Ceridian, Hewlett-Packard, McAfee, Lotus, and IBM. She has an M.B.A. from California State University, Fresno, and her Bachelor of Science degree in Technical and Professional Communication with a specialization in Computer Science.

  • Tom Cullen

    Tom has over 25 years of Technology and Operations experience spanning multiple industries including Consumer Product Goods, Digital Entertainment and E-Commerce. Tom has a B.S. in Computer Science from Northeastern University.

  • Christopher Desautel
    SVP & Chief Digital Officer
    Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies

    Christopher Desautel has over 20 years experience delivering innovative ways to use technology to enable companies to grow, reduce cost, delight customers, and achieve a competitive advantage.  He has expertise in business and IT strategy, group start-ups, turn-arounds, digital transformation initiatives, and M&A.  He also has extensive experience delivering successful technology solutions for e-Business, ERP, Supply Chain, Insurance, and Business Intelligence.

    Mr. Desautel is currently SVP and Chief Digital Officer at Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies (BHHC), where he is focused on creating a market-leading customer experience, driving digital transformation initiatives, and leading the information technology group.  He joined BHHC in 2013, as Chief Information Officer.

    Prior to BHHC, Mr. Desautel has held various leadership positions including SVP and CIO at SeaBright Holdings, VP in Information Technology at Safeco, and Global IT Executive at Delphi.

    Mr. Desautel began his career as a management consultant with Andersen and Deloitte Consulting where he worked with Fortune 500 companies to implement IT and business improvement programs.

    He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University in Engineering with a concentration in operations management.

  • Stuart Evans
    Distinguished Service Professor
    Carnegie Mellon University i-Lab

    Dr. Stuart Evans is a Distinguished Service Professor at Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley, where he teaches “Innovation & Entrepreneurship”. He is a board member, educator and author, focusing on dynamic high tech ventures. His professional career spans research (SRI International, Stanford Graduate School of Business,), teaching (The Judge Business School, Cambridge University), consulting (Bain and Company, Menlo Park, California), investing (Sand Hill Venture Group, Menlo Park, California) and executive management (Shugart Corporation, a Xerox subsidiary, Sunnyvale, California). He has published widely on high tech ventures. His latest book Super-Flexibility for Knowledge Enterprises (Springer, 2005, second edition, 2009) is co-authored with Prof. Homa Bahrami from the Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley. The book is based on their collective field research and practical experience in Silicon Valley since 1982. It puts forward a practical toolkit for dynamic adaptation in high tech ecosystems.

  • David Hahn
    CDK Global

    David has a long history in Information Security and viewed as a trusted business partner addressing the ever growing and complex Cybersecurity landscape. He is the CISO at CDK Global a leader in the software and technology for the automotive industry. His career includes Financial Services at Silicon Valley Bank, and past with Wells Fargo Bank, Software Product and Services with Intuit (makers of TurboTax and Quickbooks), and large diversified Media/Data company with Hearst Corporation with large stakes in TV, Newspapers, Magazines, Healthcare, Transportation and Financial (Fitch Ratings). He has deep experience with Fraud, Identity, Building SOCs, Next Gen SOCs and advanced monitoring (SOAR) strategies, App Sec and Cloud enablement work. He speaks at industry conferences and has a trusted network of key industry leaders all focused on securing their companies.  David is board advisor to 10 startups and works closely with many Venture firms evaluating and helping start-ups.  He also teaches and lectures on cybersecurity.  

  • Mike Hamilton
    VP, IT & Enterprise Engineering

    Mike leads all of IT at Cruise Automation as the Vice President of IT and Enterprise Engineering. Mike has 25 years of experience in IT. He built IT from scratch at MuleSoft through their incredible growth, IPO, and acquisition by Salesforce where he led Enterprise Engineering and Business Intelligence. Prior to Cruise Mike was the VP of IT for Databricks. Mike volunteers through service on the Board for Genesysworks Bay Area and mentors future executives through Women Unlimited. He is an avid proponent of leveraging positive psychology in the workplace to empower people to do the best work of their lives.

  • Emily Heath
    General Partner

    Emily most recently served as Senior Vice President, Chief Trust and Security Officer at DocuSign.  Prior to that she served as Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer at United Airlines and Vice President and Global CISO at AECOM. Emily currently serves on the Board of Directors of Norton LifeLock (NASDAQ: NLOK), Cloud Security Company Wiz and Governance Risk & Compliance company, LogicGate.

     Originally from Manchester, England, Emily is a former Police Detective from the UK Financial Crimes Unit where she led investigations into international investment fraud, money laundering and large scale identity theft cases, running joint investigations with the FBI, SEC and London’s Serious Fraud Office.

  • Dion Houng-Lee
    Managing Director, Human Resources
    Silicon Valley Bank

    Dion Houng-Lee is a Managing Director, Human Resources for Silicon Valley Bank with over two decades of technology and business leadership.  Dion has a breadth of experience in several disciplines including technical architecture, Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Employee Experience, and Design Thinking.  Dion spent many years leading IT Operations using automation tools such as Altiris, server and workstation virtualization, and AD management.  At SVB, he co-built the RPA Center of Excellence.  Currently he is very involved in the team that is developing SVB’s “Connected Workplace” strategy for hybrid working.  While living aboard in several countries, he lives by the value of empathy and immersing himself in cultures to drive positive global relationships. 

  • Sumit Johar
    Chief Information Officer
    Automation Anywhere

    Sumit Johar is a seasoned executive with 20+ years of IT industry experience, including 15 years working in the automation space. Prior to being named CIO at Automation Anywhere, Sumit was the CIO at MobileIron, where he led their 5-year digital transformation journey after the company went public. Sumit is spearheading automation across all lines of business at Automation Anywhere, and he strongly believes that democratizing technology is the key to unlocking its true potential. His focus in on driving organizational efficiencies to optimize service delivery, reduce COGS, and ensure security/compliance objectives.

  • Tony Leng
    Managing Partner, CIO & CTO Global Functional Head

    Tony Leng was formerly Managing Director of Diversified Search and led the firm’s Digital Transformation and CIO practice from its San Francisco office.  Previously, Tony was Managing Partner of Hodge Partners. Tony has conducted many “C” level searches for organizations where leaders are transforming/building organizations that are taking advantage of digital technologies.  He has conducted “C” level searches conducted for organizations such as Aurora Healthcare, Axalta, Catholic Health Initiatives, Blue Shield of California, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Delta Dental, Dignity Health, Esurance, Kaiser Permanente, Novant Health, PG&E, Polycom, Sutter Health, Symmetricom, TE Connectivity, and Wellmark. 

    Prior to his executive search experience, Tony was a Board member of three public companies and CEO of a $600 million Public Company. Before that, Tony ran a $1 billion division of a telephone company focused on corporate users and had responsibility for all data services and networking products. While at the telephone company, he was founder and Chairman of its ISP and a board member of its 2 million-subscriber cell phone subsidiary. 

    Tony uses his operating experience from being a CEO, financial background as a CPA and CA, and technical knowledge from the work that he has done for Tech companies to drill down and understand at a nuanced level what his clients are seeking to achieve as they build their teams. He has written numerous papers on technology leadership and the challenges facing technology leaders today and authors a blog, ‘Resources for the Modern CIO” (www.tonyleng.com).

    The core of Tony’s consulting has been with senior leaders who are seeking to transform their organizations as they face a future of rapid change, digitization, regulation, shifting markets, and increasingly connected and informed customers.

    Tony has facilitated the Fisher CIO Forum for the past 12 years.  The Forum is a monthly venue for CIO’s and CTO’s to discuss topics of relevance in their daily lives, and has afforded these leaders the opportunity to develop a close network to discuss current challenges in a peer group environment on a confidential basis.  Participating companies have included: Blue Shield, Clorox, Cost Plus, Delta Dental, Dignity Health, Esurance, Facebook, FitBit, Franklin Templeton, Gap, Genentech, Kaiser Permanente, Levi Strauss, McKesson, Macys.com, Matson, Mulesoft, Okta, PG&E, Restoration Hardware, Ross Stores, Safeway, Salesforce.com, Schwab, Splunk, Uber, VMWare, and Williams-Sonoma among others. 

    Tony received a Bachelor of Commerce (with honors), University of Cape Town, South Africa and is a Chartered Accountant and CPA.

  • Rob Lloyd
    Deputy City Manager
    City of San Jose

  • Adhir Mattu
    SVP & Chief Information Officer
    Marvell Semiconductor


  • Hunter Muller
    Founder & CEO
    HMG Strategy

    Hunter Muller is a charismatic industry pioneer and a modern-day Renaissance Man. As a global C-suite advisor and coach for the past 30 years, Hunter’s insights and concepts have been successfully applied by Fortune 1000 organizations worldwide to accelerate executive performance, propel the career ascent of C-level executives, and to drive transformative innovation and create new waves of value.

    Hunter is the Founder and CEO of HMG Strategy, LLC, the largest independent, objective, transparent and collaborative executive network in the world. HMG focuses on innovation and breakthrough strategies for core, parallel and new markets while studying the most successful organizations eco-systems and platforms such as Amazon and Microsoft.

    HMG Strategy is the provider of thought leadership and networking events for CIOs, CISOs, and senior technology executives. HMG Strategy offers a unique, integrated model for enabling C-level executives and their companies to draw upon courageous leadership to reimagine, reinvent, and rebuild their business models to attain the genius-level thinking required in today’s dynamic business landscape to achieve competitive advantage in the digital frontier.

    Hunter's passion for the role of the technology executive in transforming the business is reflected in the 7 Pillars of Trust which embody HMG Strategy's unique business model.

    Complementing HMG Strategy’s world-renowned events is HMGNextVentures, a venture capital accelerator aimed at helping connect CIOs with the most innovative technology companies and entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley to Tel Aviv. HMG Strategy also partners with the world’s leading venture capital firms, including Amplify Partners, Greylock Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Sequoia Capital. HMG Strategy connects CEOs, CIOs, and other C-level executives with startup technologies backed by the leading VCs to identify opportunities for innovation and business transformation.

    Meanwhile, HMG Strategy’s award-winning Research Team advises the world’s technology companies such as Adobe, Nutanix, and Workday on branding, messaging, and Voice of the Customer strategies.

    Hunter has published five that draw from his extensive business experience: The Transformational CIO (Wiley, March 2011), On Top of the Cloud (Wiley, January 2012), Leading the Epic Revolution (Wiley, September 2013) and The Big Shift in IT Leadership (Wiley, July 2015) and The CEO of Technology (Wiley, January 2018). Hunter is now working on his sixth book: 'Enterprise 2025', which is slated to be published in January 2020. As a result, Hunter’s unique position of knowing the thoughts, challenges, and opportunities of the IT Leader, he is asked to speak at a variety of venues such as IBM’s Cloud Expo and on TheStreet.com.

    Hunter and HMG Strategy support a variety of charitable causes, including the American Cancer Society, Save the Children, and Year Up, and Hunter personally gives back his time and ideas as a member of the Executive Committee of the Fairfield/Westchester Chapter of the Society for Information Management.

    An intrepid international athlete, Hunter is an ardent yacht racer, a world-class skier, and an extreme fitness guru. Hunter is passionate about ocean and mountain adventures and spending time with his sons, Chase and Brice.

    Hunter earned a Bachelor of Science in the Babson College School of Management.

  • Dave Reisenauer
    Sr. Director, Digital Transformation, Supply Chain

    Dave Reisenauer has spent 25+ years in IT – leading almost every area (biz ops, apps, infra, security).  Of those 25 years, Dave has spent 15 years at NVIDIA helping grow the company into a global leader in software, mobile computing, and semiconductors.   Two years ago, Dave was asked to lead the Digital Transformation organization with a focus on Supply Chain Operations.  He started the RPA program from scratch in Supply chain in May 2021.  The primary areas of focus now are systems integrations / process & task mining /  citizen developer programs / data visualization & analytics.

  • Sahaar Rezaie
    Executive Director
    Genesys Works

    Sahaar brings with her over 12 years of experience in workforce development programs and technology in both the private and public sector. Sahaar started her career in the Ad and Mar Tech space within a Business Development capacity. During her time in the private sector, Sahaar began volunteering as a guest lecturer for Opportunity Youth students, which is where her passion for workforce development programs was first sparked.

    Most recently, Sahaar was the Founding Regional Vice President for YUPRO, a Public Benefit Corporation specializing in Impact Hiring. During her time at YUPRO, Sahaar managed key enterprise accounts and focused on building out the program across six markets and states. Prior to YUPRO, Sahaar served as the Director of Corporate Engagement for Year Up in the Bay Area, where she oversaw the internship and outcomes departments.

    Sahaar received her B.A. Degree in Global and International Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

  • Sarah Richardson
    SVP, Chief Digital & Information Officer
    Tivity Health

    Sarah Richardson is a transformative, inspirational and results-driven healthcare and technology senior executive who operates within large-scale healthcare environments. She achieves aggressive goals, catalyzes change and advances sustainability by designing and executing high performance-based strategies, cultivating top-tier talent, infusing expectations and accountabilities, instilling customer-centric practices and forging collaborative cultures.  
    With a B.S. in Hospitality Administration, a Master’s in Business, and a certification in Healthcare Administration, Sarah currently serves as the Vice President of IT Change Leadership for Optum.  Optum serves 18M patients, 46k aligned physicians, 9k advanced practice clinicians, and 80 payers.  Sarah is also an advisor and career coach for ArcVida, an e-learning start-up that provides clients the tools and support they need to land the job that will launch careers they love.  She has built award-winning teams and has been recognized by The Kansas City Business Journal as a ‘Woman Who Means Business’, a “Next Gen Leader’ and ‘Rising Star’ by KC Business Magazine, and an ‘Outstanding Executive’ by Advancing Women in Technology. 
    She is most proud that her work focuses on building long-lasting, loyal relationships across the continuum, resulting in collaborative strategies to meet diverse organizational needs, productivity gains, and the use of technology to advance teammate engagement resulting in a committed and dedicated workforce. Her ability to coordinate teams of technology experts, strategic business partners, physicians, and clinicians, has enabled her to successfully deliver programs, services, and tailored solutions in the healthcare setting.  
    Sarah is an active member of CHIME as a Certified Healthcare CIO (CHCIO), faculty member, media liaison, and fellow.  Sarah regularly publishes industry relevant content on her website at www.conciergeleadership.com and serves on several professional boards.  She is an Associate Certified Coach with the ICF and Distinguished Toastmaster, as well as the chair for members in transition for the SoCal Chapter of the Society for Information Management (SCSIM).  She hosted the HIMSS SoCal Podcast featuring top health information technology and leadership topics with keynote guests from 2017 - 2020.  She is an avid scuba diver with a passion for conservation

  • Matthew Rosenquist
    Eclipz.io, Inc.

    Matthew Rosenquist joined Intel Corp in 1996 and benefits from 28 diverse years in the fields of cyber, physical, and information security. Mr. Rosenquist specializes in security strategy, measuring value, developing best-practices for cost effective capabilities, and establishing organizations which deliver optimal levels of cybersecurity. As a cybersecurity strategist for the Intel, he identifies risks and opportunities to build organizations that balance risks, costs, and usability factors across hardware, firmware, software, artificial intelligence, and services. Mr. Rosenquist is active in the industry and consults on best-practices and emerging risks to academic, business, and government audiences around the globe. Mr. Rosenquist built and managed Intel’s first global 24x7 Security Operations Center, oversaw several internal platform security products and services, deployed the enterprise intrusion detection program, and was Intel’s first Incident Commander for worldwide IT emergency responses. He has conducted investigations and risk assessments in defense of corporate assets and managed the security playbook for Intel security features landing in the PC architecture. Mr. Rosenquist ran security for Intel’s multi-billion dollar mergers and acquisitions activities and quantitatively justified the improvement strategy protecting Intel’s global manufacturing capability. His development of the Threat Agent Risk Assessment (TARA) methodology to optimize security, has influenced how organizations view and prioritize risks. Currently, he is leading cybersecurity for Intel’s Artificial Intelligence group, with a focus on how AI will transform security, privacy, and safety. Mr. Rosenquist is very active in the industry, speaks at conferences, consults with industry partners, member of multiple advisory boards, and has published acclaimed white papers, blogs, and videos on a wide range of cybersecurity topics. In 2018, he was named one of LinkedIn’s Top Voices for technology. He is very passionate about cybersecurity and strives to blend practical risk mitigation practices, business processes, and technology capabilities to achieve an optimal level of security.

  • Parul Saini
    Global Head of Business and Enterprise Applications

    Parul Saini is a technology leader with 20+ years of experience in driving digital transformation, building & leading high-performance teams. Parul is passionate about leveraging technology to create innovative solutions to complex problems.

    Parul has recently joined Uber, as the Global Head of Business and Enterprise Applications. There, Parul leads a global IT team that serves Uber’s customers and its employees. In this role, Parul has led HR Systems and CRM transformation to support Uber’s employee and business growth. 

    Prior to her current role, Parul served as an IT Executive at Splunk and led the transformation of Collaboration, Infrastructure, and Identity platforms for the IT organization. These transformations enabled businesses to be productive and efficient with a focus on great user experience. Parul has served in leadership positions at Splunk, Zuora, PwC and Adobe.

  • Chris Starling
    Executive Director

    Chris Starling is a retired Marine Corps Colonel with 26 years of service. Currently, he is the Executive Director of NPower California, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that creates pathways to economic prosperity by launching digital careers for military veterans and young adults from underserved communities. Chris completed his undergraduate work at the Virginia Military Institute and earned his Master’s degree in Public Administration from the City University of New York. Additionally, he spent one year as a Hoover Fellow at Stanford University.

  • Cynthia Stoddard
    SVP & CIO

  • Ravi Thadani
    Head of IT Business Applications

  • Kathryn Ullrich
    Managing Partner, Technology and Diversity
    DHR Global

    Kathryn is a Managing Partner in DHR’s tech-focused Silicon Valley office, and a member of the Technology and Diversity Practice. She is a proactive search consultant who partners with technology, software and services corporations to recruit and place senior executives in new and emerging technology companies. She focuses on C-suite and VP-level executive leaders with skills in disruptive and innovative technologies such as AI, cloud services, cybersecurity, data analytics, healthcare technology, and SaaS. Kathryn has a search specialty in CIO, CISO, Chief Data Officer and information technology executives.

    With a robust background in engineering and strategy consulting, Kathryn’s expertise in recruiting strong leaders in disruptive industries sets her apart from other executive search consultants. Her clients trust her collaborative, rapid search process that engages all key stakeholders to ensure a great technical and cultural fit.

    Kathryn has more than 20 years of experience delivering outstanding executive search results for her clients while working with major global search firms and her own Silicon Valley boutique search firm. Prior, Kathryn worked in software product marketing at Siebel Systems (now Oracle), strategy consulting at Accenture, and engineering at GTE (now Verizon) and Motorola.

    A passionate advocate for diversity, Kathryn founded a Silicon Valley nonprofit for women in technology and works with clients on increasing diversity in technology. She has a Bachelor of Science cum laude in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan and a Master of Business Administration with top honors from UCLA Anderson School of Management.

  • Dr. Branden Williams
    Business Security Specialist
    Ping Identity

    Dr. Branden R. Williams has nearly twenty-five years of experience in business, technology, and cybersecurity as a consultant, strategist, and executive. Dr. Williams has experience working for the largest and smallest institutions as an entrepreneur, practitioner, and advisor. His specialty is navigating complex landscapes—be it compliance, security, technology, or business—and finding innovative solutions that promote growth while reducing risk. He is a practitioner and advisor for operational, engineering, and management of IT and IS tools. He’s held several executive roles in the industry, and served on both the PCICo and EMVCo boards. He is an author of several books on PCI Compliance, and his blog and other publications can be found at his website (brandenwilliams.com).

2022 HMG Strategy Silicon Valley CIO Executive Leadership Summit

October 27, 2022, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM PT

8:00 - 9:00 AM

Breakfast and Networking

9:00 - 9:20 AM

Welcome and Introduction 

Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy

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

9:20 AM - 9:50 AM

EXECUTIVE PANEL: 2023 & Beyond: Leading Boldly and Empathetically – Shining a Bright Light for Your Team in a Turbulent Global Business Environment

MODERATOR: Stuart Evans, Distinguished Service Professor, Integrated Innovation Institute, Carnegie Mellon University - Silicon Valley

Ravi Thadani, Head of IT Business Applications, AMD

Rohit Jain, Vice President Technology, Applications and Analytics, iRhythm Technologies, Inc.

Cassie Crossley, VP, Deputy Product Security Officer, Product & Systems Security Office (PSO), Governance, Schneider Electric

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

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 companies made in 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 the cultural and humanistic aspects of leading their teams by 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, Global 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

9:50 - 10:05 AM

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

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

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

10:05 - 10:35 AM


Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

10:35 - 11:00 AM 

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

MODERATOR: Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy

Suyash Awasthi, Managing Director, Globant

Parul Saini, Head of Business and Enterprise Applications, Uber

Dr. Branden Williams, Business Security Specialist, Ping Identity

Advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, data analytics, application development tools and modern development platforms can enable business technology leaders to identify potential use cases and make a meaningful impact on the business. These and other technologies can help better safeguard enterprises against cyber threats, create digital experiences that improve an organization's operational efficiency, increase revenue, and reduce technical debt. This panel of executives will share use cases for leveraging advanced technologies and partnerships that are enabling competitive differentiation and speed to market.

11:00 - 11:25 AM

EXECUTIVE PANEL: How to Scale Automation by Democratizing It

MODERATOR: Sumit Johar, CIO, Automation Anywhere

Dion Houng-Lee, Managing Director, Human Resources, Silicon Valley Bank

Dave Reisenauer, Sr. Director, Digital Transformation, Supply Chain, NVIDIA

NVIDIA is now the world’s 24th most valuable company by market cap. Silicon Valley Bank was recently ranked #15 on Forbes 2022 America’s Best Banks. Sumit Johar, CIO of Automation Anywhere will explore how two veteran technology leaders who have spent 15 years+ at each of these companies have evolved their lengthy IT careers into exciting leadership roles in other departments. Both of these technology leaders founded the automation practice at their companies – which helped them bring much-needed technology to other areas of the business. Learn their methodology for establishing a Center of Excellence (CoE) by determining the primary automation use cases for delivering maximum growth and accelerated time to market. Finally, we will look into our crystal ball to discover what these pioneers believe the future holds for intelligent automation.

11:25 - 11:45 AM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

11:45 - 12:00 PM 

EXECUTIVE FIRESIDE CHAT: 5 Questions Boards Need to Ask About Their Security Program

Emily Heath, Board Member, Senior Technology & Security Executive, Chief Trust Officer, Advisor inteviewed by Hunter Muller, Founder & CEO, HMG Strategy.

The most important thing a board member can do when reviewing a company's cyber security program is to know the most meaningful questions to ask the Chief Security Officer. Unlike other more traditional areas of risk that companies face, there are few board members today that have first-person experience with cyber security roles and the vast amounts of technology and data that companies now need to protect.  Given the very real cyber threats that exist in today’s business world, every senior executive and board member should be armed with an understanding of the most important questions to ask and understand about their security program. This session gives a peek into the boardroom discussions around cybersecurity, regardless of the industry you are in.

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Lunch and Networking

EXECUTIVE FIRESIDE CHAT:  Busting Barriers for Nontraditional Talent

Eddie Borrero, VP & CISO, Blue Shield of California interviewed by Chris Starling, Associate Vice President, NPower

       Genesys Works Update:

Sahaar Rezaie, Executive Director, Genesys Works

Mike Hamilton, VP of IT, Databricks and Genesys Works Board Member

2023 HMG Global Leadership Institute Award Nominations

Cynthia Stoddard, SVP & CIO, Adobe

Deb Muro, Chief Information Officer, El Camino Hospital

Previous Honorees include:

Snehal Antani, CEO, Horizon3.ai, Former CTO, U.S. Department of Defense

Ashwin Ballal, SVP & CIO, Medallia

Julie Cullivan, Chief Technology and Privacy Officer, Forescout Technologies

Tom Cullen, CIO, Corsair

Nicole Eagan, Chief Strategy & AI Officer, Darktrace

Moustafa ElBialy, CIO, Kleiner Perkins

Paul Fipps, President, Strategic Accounts, ServiceNow

Nancy Flores, Chief Information Technology Officer, McKesson

Marcus Fowler, Director of Strategic Threat, Darktrace

Jay Gonzales, CISO, Samsung Semiconductor

Chris Jaquet, CISO, Hertz

Chad Kalmes, VP Technical Operations, PagerDuty

Prakash Kota, SVP & CIO, AutoDesk

Tony Leng, Managing Director, Diversified Search

Gautham Pallapa, Senior Executive Advisor, VMWare, Inc.

Steve Phillpott, CIO, Western Digital Corporation

Jon Roller, CIO, Horsley Bridge Partners

Naresh Shanker, CTO, Xerox

Trevor Schulze, CIO, Alteryx

1:00 - 1:20 PM 


Dessert Break, Networking & Meet our Partners

1:20 - 1:55 PM


EXECUTIVE PANEL: Security Innovation: Going Beyond Protection to Make Security a Competitive Advantage

MODERATOR: Matthew Rosenquist, CISO, Eclipz.io

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

David Hahn, Chief Information Security Officer, CDK Global

Dr. Sarah Cortes, Privacy Engineering, Netflix

Todd Dekkinga, CISO, Zluri & Scrut Automation

It’s challenging to stay a step ahead of nation-state actors and other cyber criminals. But security can be positioned as a competitive advantage if it enables your company to be better prepared than your organization’s rivals. In this thought-provoking executive panel discussion, top-tier CISOs and security leaders will share best practices for moving beyond securing the organization along with examples of leading companies that have achieved a competitive edge.

1:55 - 2:10 PM

EXECUTIVE FIRESIDE CHAT: People-Centric Leadership: Empowering Digital Teams in Uncertain Times

Cynthia Stoddard, SVP & CIO, Adobe interviewed by Hunter Muller, Founder & CEO, HMG Strategy

Businesses are facing economic uncertainty, tight labor markets, and evolving hybrid workforce considerations, creating space for innovation and digital transformation to modernize processes and drive business value. Today, CIOs and technology executives are uniquely positioned to guide business strategy, serve as change agents, and influence company culture in the hybrid environment. 

In this fireside chat, Adobe SVP & CIO Cynthia Stoddard shares how her people-centric leadership style creates opportunity for the organizational, cultural, and technological change needed in our digital-first world, along with how business leaders can empower teams and maintain experiences through uncertainty. 

2:10 -2:35 PM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

2:35 - 3:10 PM

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

MODERATOR: Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy

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

Tom Cullen, Chief Information Officer, Corsair

Christopher Desautel, SVP & Chief Digital Officer, Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies

As the global war for talent continues to escalate, savvy CIOs and technology executives position their leadership styles to help attract and retain the skills and resources needed to move the 21st-century enterprise forward. This includes demonstrating authentic and inclusive approaches to solving critical challenges together and listening and responding thoughtfully to the needs and interests of employees.

In this executive panel discussion, top-tier CIOs, technology leaders and search executives share their recommendations for tech executives to strengthen their leadership acumen and promote their personal brands to retain and attract world-class business technology talent.

3:10 PM - 3:45 PM

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Becoming a “Board-Ready” Tech Leader to Join Corporate Boards

MODERATOR: Sarah Richardson, SVP, Chief Digital & Information Officer, Tivity Health

Emily Heath, Board Member, Senior Technology & Security Executive, Chief Trust Officer, Advisor 

Tim Crawford, CIO, Strategic Advisor, AVOA

Kathryn Ullrich, Managing Partner, Technology and Diversity, DHR Global

Many IT leaders aspire to be on corporate boards and use their involvement in non-profit organizations such as SIM and SCSIM as a stepping stone. However, a “board-ready” technology leader needs a different set of tools, experiences and CV than what is required for the C-Suite. In this executive panel you will learn what is being discussed in board rooms on digital transformation, cybersecurity and business resiliency.

3:45 - 4:00 PM

Raffle Prizes and Closing Remarks


Presenting Partners

  • 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.


Platinum Partners

  • 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.

  • 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


Gold Partners

  • 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.

Supporting Partners

  • Qumulo

    Qumulo is the radically simple way to manage petabyte-scale data anywhere – edge, core or cloud – on the platform of your choice. In a world with trillions of files and objects comprising 100+ Zettabytes worldwide, companies need a solution that combines the ability to run anywhere with simplicity. This is precisely what Qumulo was founded to accomplish. To learn more visit www.Qumulo.com.

  • Transmit Security

    Transmit Security gives businesses the modern tools they need to build secure, trusted and end-to-end digital identity journeys to innovate and grow. CX-focused, cybersecurity-conscious leaders rely on Transmit Security’s xCIAM platform to provide their customers with smooth experiences protected from fraud across all channels and devices. Transmit Security serves many of the world’s largest banks, insurers, retailers, and other leading brands, collectively responsible for more than $1.3 trillion in annual commerce. For more information, please visit www.transmitsecurity.com.

  • ScreenMeet

    ScreenMeet makes it easy to add voice and video, screen sharing, cobrowsing, and remote desktop takeover to any ServiceNow deployment, no matter what workflow you’re looking to transform for an improved service experience. Integrated deeply into ServiceNow, with zero trust architecture, it can be used with all three major workflows (ITSM, CSM and HRSD) and looks and feels like a native ServiceNow feature. ServiceNow replaced their legacy support tools, with ScreenMeet, for both their IT Help Desk as well as Customer Support, and have seen increased first contact resolution, decreased Operating Expenses, and improved employee and customer satisfaction.


Marketplace Partners

  • 8x8, Inc.

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

  • Akamai

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

  • BetterCloud

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

  • Darktrace

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

  • Fortinet

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

  • Nutanix

    As a global leader in cloud software, Nutanix transforms the way organizations do business. We offer a single platform to run all your apps and data across on-premises, public clouds, hybrid environments, and at the edge, while simplifying operations and reducing complexity. Our hybrid multicloud platform unifies management with one-click, applies intelligent AI-driven automation, and helps ensure always-on availability. Building on our legacy as the pioneer of hyperconverged infrastructure, we’ve earned a reputation for customer satisfaction, powering hybrid multicloud environments consistently and cost effectively. This enables companies to remain focused on achieving successful business outcomes and new innovations.

  • Palo Alto Networks

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

  • RingCentral

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

  • SafeGuard Cyber

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

  • Tonkean

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

  • Upwork

    Upwork is the world’s largest work marketplace that connects businesses with independent talent from across the globe. We serve everyone from one-person startups to large, Fortune 100 enterprises with a powerful, trust-driven platform that enables companies and talent to work together in new ways that unlock their potential. Our talent community earned over $3.8 billion on Upwork in 2022 across more than 10,000 skills in categories including website & app development, creative & design, customer support, finance & accounting, consulting, and operations.

  • Zoom

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

  • Zscaler

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


Strategic Partners

  • Egon Zehnder

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

  • Heidrick & Struggles

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

  • Korn Ferry

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

  • Spencer Stuart

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


Alliance Partners

  • Amplify Partners

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

  • Glynn Capital

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

  • Greylock Partners

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

  • Lightspeed Venture Partners

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

  • Sequoia Capital

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


Association Partners

  • NPower

    NPower is a high-performing leader in providing pathways to successful tech careers for young adults from underserved communities and veterans across the US and Canada. NPower’s award winning training programs use curriculum informed by senior industry leaders and labor market trends. On average, NPower graduates 80% of enrolled students, places 100% of graduates in paid internships and has over an 80% rate of success for employment or continued education within 6 months of graduation. We address many of the primary barriers that our veteran community confront. Beyond free technical classes, our career training programs provide in-demand certifications within weeks, paid internships, professional networking and mentorship with business leaders, soft skills coaching, connection to social services, job placement assistance, transit assistance and an opportunity for graduates to give back to the program via our professional volunteer network. We provide ongoing career coaching, advanced certifications, and leadership development for our alumni, ensuring that we are developing true pathways for long-term success for our students.

  • Genesys Works

    Genesys Works provides pathways to career success for emerging young professionals from historically excluded communities starting their senior year in high school through skills training, meaningful work experiences, and impactful relationships. The program consists of 8 weeks of technical and professional skills training, paid year-long internships with major companies, college and career coaching, and alumni support to and through acquiring professional credentials and/or college. Genesys Works’ goal is to build career opportunity and economic equity in every community so that all people, regardless of their race, gender, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status, have equitable access to career opportunities leading to sustained economic mobility. Since its founding in 2002, Genesys Works has grown to serve thousands of students annually in Houston, Chicago, Minneapolis/St. Paul, the San Francisco Bay Area, Washington’s National Capital Region and New York City, and is looking to rapidly expand into 100 cities in the next ten years. To learn more, visit genesysworks.org.


The Ameswell Hotel

800 Moffett Boulevard, Mountain View, CA 94043

Infinity Ballroom


Room Rate: $259++

Cut Off Date: October 12, 2022



The CIO Executive Leadership Summit is created for CIOs/IT leaders. It also has strong appeal to leaders interested in better positioning their organizations and themselves for what's ahead in business and to achieve the greatest benefits through the use of information technology. 

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

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

- OR - 

  • Full time academicians

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

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.

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