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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.


 

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

- Stephen M.R. Covey


  • JP Batra
    Interim CIO
    Blue River International, Inc.

    JP Batra is a Technology executive and a thought leader who has revitalized IT departments, turned around stalled strategic initiatives and managed them to success. He work has resulted in business acceleration using technology, better employee engagement and improved time to market.  His successes include re-energizing revenue, stock and reputation impacting initiative for a Fortune 500 client and applying emerging tech to gain market share over entrenched services leaders for his client company.

    JP thrives on innovation and innovative ideas. He assists IT prepare for innovation and emerging tech opportunities, and its integration with mainstream IT.  His thought leadership papers are posted on his linkedin profile (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jpbatra/).   JP can be reached at jp.batra@BlueRiverIntnl.com

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

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

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

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

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

  • Jamey Cummings
    Partner - Cybersecurity and Technology
    JM Search

    Jamey Cummings was formerly Senior Client Partner in Korn Ferry’s Global Technology Practice. He co-lead’s the Firm’s Global Cybersecurity Practice and is also a member of the Firm’s Information Officers Practice.

    Mr. Cummings is a recognized leader in advising organizations on the recruitment, assessment, development, and retention of information technology as well as information security & risk management talent at all levels, including the Board of Directors. His clients range from large global corporations to high growth entrepreneurial companies, spanning all industries. In addition to Chief Information Officers, Chief Information Security Officers, and their key leaders, he also recruits cybersecurity consultants for leading professional services firms as well as top executives for cybersecurity technology companies and managed security services providers. He is based in the Firm’s Dallas office.

    Prior to Korn Ferry, Mr. Cummings served as an associate principal in the industrial, supply chain, and transportation & logistics practices of another leading executive search firm, where he executed senior executive search assignments for both public and private equity-backed companies. He also served clients in the consumer & retail, technology, government & defense, biotechnology, and education sectors.

    Prior to his career in executive search, Mr. Cummings was a consultant with The Boston Consulting Group in Dallas, where he worked on a wide variety of projects with clients in the aerospace & defense, consumer finance, telecommunications, oil & gas, pharmaceuticals, healthcare and education industries.
    Earlier in his career, he served nine years with distinction as an officer in the U.S. Navy's SEAL teams.

    He earned a master’s degree in business administration from Stanford University, and graduated with merit with a bachelor of science in aeronautical engineering from The United States Naval Academy.

  • Veena Dandapani
    Chief Client Sevices Officer
    Pagaya

    Veena Dandapani is a transformational business and technology leader with 20+ years of experience leading global growth initiatives, product development, and partnerships for publicly listed and privately held financial services, consumer products, and healthcare companies. Guided by her principle that customer-centric products powered by technology deliver business value, she has led several transformative initiatives driving growth at scale throughout her career. Veena currently serves as SVP Global Head of Products at Western Union, leading a product portfolio across digital, retail, payments, and professional services, serving 200 countries. Veena is responsible for product strategy, design, development, and launch across digital-retail channels. Before Western Union, she has held leadership roles across multiple industries, including Vice President, IT Strategy, and Portfolio at Catholic Health Initiatives, where she focused on short and long-term IT strategy and investments. She has also served as Vice President, Digital and Ecommerce at Otter Box, a consumer electronics accessory company, building and growing the e-commerce division for the Asia Pacific region. Veena is an entrepreneur at heart with a passion for creating business value from the ground up. Her passion for customer-centricity comes from serving customers from the front line herself. In 2009, she launched, operated, and managed her retail and eCommerce business in New York City that catered to young clientele and provided interactive specialty merchandise and an educational play environment for children. Veena holds a master’s degree in computer science from Western Michigan University, a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Madras University, and a Senior Executive Leadership Certification from Stanford University.

  • Kevin Fleet
    VP, Advisory Services
    Informatica

    Kevin Fleet is Vice President of Advisory Services at Informatica. In this role, Kevin has global delivery responsibility for Informatica’s Advisory Services practice, which focuses on ensuring Informatica’s most strategic customers quickly realize value from their transformational data initiatives.  Through delivery of strategic business consulting services including data strategy development, data maturity assessments, capability roadmaps, and program delivery models, Kevin and his team have engaged with hundreds of clients across virtually every industry to accelerate their digital transformation journeys. 

    Prior to joining Informatica in 2011, Kevin was Executive Director of Global Data Management at Pfizer. In this role, Kevin was the global leader for data management, with responsibility for developing and delivering shared technology, solutions and support services for data warehousing, data integration, master data, and analytics. Kevin also established and chaired the Pfizer Data Governance Council, and was the de facto Chief Data Officer, responsible for driving an aligned data strategy across the Pfizer organization.

    Kevin’s career spans over 25 years working in both business and technical capacities across various industries including Manufacturing, Technology Services, Life Sciences, and Healthcare. He has a broad and deep technology background, ranging from ERP implementation to application development and analytics solution delivery.  More recently, Kevin actively participates as a thought leader in the data management industry, speaking at industry events and conferences and authoring a number of publications including “Cloud Data Management: Lessons From the Field”,  “Five Imperatives for the Chief Data Officer”, and “The Data Strategy Playbook: A CIO’s Practical Guide to Driving Change”.    Kevin holds a BA in Economics from the University of California, San Diego.

  • Ravi Gaddam
    Director, DevOps/ProdOps
    Jeppesen, a Boeing Company

  • Chandy Ghosh
    COO & General Manager
    Inteliquent, Inc.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Ryan Gilligan
    Vice President
    JM Search

  • Jeffrey Grayson
    Chief Digital and Technology Officer
    Orangetheory

  • Randy Gross
    CISO
    CompTIA

  • John Jacobs
    Field CISO
    Fortinet

    John is a field CISO and has previously built and led teams of solution architects and systems engineers at Fortinet. Their goals have been to provide comprehensive security consulting, design, architecture, and implementation services with measured results in improved organizational security and resilience.

    Prior to joining Fortinet in early 2013, John held engineering, sales and leadership roles with some of the largest service providers and manufacturers. He began network computing with the introduction of Windows 3.1.1 in the mid-1990s and has never lost interest in the expanding field. His diverse roles offer him the ability to relate to multiple aspects of business challenges.

    John is a self-published author from his early days at Juniper Networks and continues to be an avid consumer and participant in multiple technical blogs and podcasts as well as public speaking engagements. He holds degrees in Business Management and Cybersecurity/Information-Assurance and resides in Seattle, Washington, where he delights in the abundance of beauty and outdoor activity that nature has to offer while playing an active role in community philanthropy.

  • Stephen Katsirubas
    CIO
    Hunter Douglas

    Stephen Katsirubas is a well-known driver of global digital transformation and innovation with a proven track record of achieving results.    

    An industry respected leader, Mr. Katsirubas is currently the Chief Information Officer for Hunter Douglas, the world leader in the windows covering and architectural industry.   In this role, Mr. Katsirubas is responsible for the overall IT strategy and technology empowerment of the Hunter Douglas North American organization.   

    Over a 25+ successful year career in IT, he has championed numerous successful technology initiatives ranging from $100M+ large scale ERP implementations to leading manufacturing technology solutions as well as digital and mobile innovation, global supply chain transformations, leading edge ecommerce solutions as well as building world class agile global IT organizations.  

    Prior to joining Hunter Douglas, Mr. Katsirubas has had a long career in IT as the Global CIO for Crocs, CIO for Clarks, and has held several other positions as a program director, software engineer and a management consultant in the international trade arena.  Other accomplishments include being recognized as a top Colorado CIO in 2015 as well as a being previously nominated as the top Retail CIO of the Year in 2012.  Preceding the IT portion of his career, he distinctly served with the United States Marine Corps as a non-commission officer and is a combat veteran of the first Gulf War.  Mr. Katsirubas holds an MBA from Clarkson University and a Bachelor of Science from Norwich University.  Mr. Katsirubas likes to spend his time with his wife and three children as well as assisting charities that support children.  He currently sits on the board of A Precious Child that is based in Denver, CO.

  • Jason L'Odense
    VP, IT Infrastructure and Operations
    Global Medical Response

  • Juan Lucero
    SVP, CIO
    DEN

    Juan Lucero is a proven executive leader with over 30 years of experience delivering information technology solutions that enrich the business environment. 

    In his current role as the Senior Vice President of Business Technologies at Denver International Airport (DEN), Juan provides the strategic leadership and vision for the development, implementation, and management of the airport’s technology needs. Juan directs the delivery of the critical technology services to ensure the capabilities are responsive to the needs of the airport’s business operations, planned growth and strategic objectives.

    Prior to joining DEN, Juan spent 26 years at IBM where he held various leadership positions with responsibility for delivering business enabling solutions across several industry verticals including healthcare, transportation, and government.  Juan started his career in IT as application developer supporting enterprise level applications.

    Juan holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems, with a minor in Business from Regis University, and a Master of Science in Computer Information Systems from the University of Denver.

  • David Mahon
    Global CISO
    Deloitte

    As Deloitte Global Chief Information Security Officer, Dave is responsible for building and maintaining the vision, strategy, and programs necessary to secure Deloitte’s information assets, technologies, and data. He drives the continuous evolution and deployment of an enterprise-wide information risk management program and has the privilege to lead world class cybersecurity talent.

    Prior to joining Deloitte in April 2018, Dave served as the Chief Security Officer (CSO) for CenturyLink, Inc. He also served as the Vice President of Corporate Security for Qwest Communications International, Inc., prior to the merger with CenturyLink where he was responsible for various corporate security programs.

    As a Supervisory Special Agent with the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Dave was responsible for investigating violations of federal statutes in which the Internet, computer systems, and networks were exploited as the targets of terrorist organizations, foreign government sponsored intelligence operations or criminal activities. He managed programs related to white collar crime, crisis management, critical infrastructure protection, and violent crime.

    Currently, Dave is a member of the International Security Management Association (ISMA) and Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI. 

  • Sam Masiello
    Chief Information Security Officer
    The Anschutz Corporation

    Sam Masiello has been working with email, messaging, and fighting internet pollution for over 25 years. Mr. Masiello currently serves as the CISO at Gates Corporation where he is responsible for the company's data security, risk, and global compliance compliance initiatives.  Prior to Gates, he served as the CISO at TeleTech where he oversaw the protection of employee, consumer, and customer data for all of the organization's clients, which includes many Fortune 500 companies.

    Sam has also been the Chief Security Officer, head of Application Security, and head of Security research at companies such as Groupon, Return Path, and McAfee.  He currently serves as Director-at-Large of The Coalition Against Unsolicited Commercial Email (CAUCE), National Advisory Board Member for SecureWorld, a 2018-2019 Co-Chair for Evanta, and an Executive Board Member of Colorado Cyber. He has previously served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Messaging, Malware, and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group (M3AAWG), the Steering Committee of the Online Trust Alliance (OTA) and a member of the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG).  In 2017, Sam was recognized as a Colorado CISO of the Year finalist by the Colorado Technology Association.

  • Hunter Muller
    Founder & CEO
    HMG Strategy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Mark Polansky
    Senior Partner, Technology & Digital Officers Practice
    Korn Ferry

    Mark has extensively recruited chief information officers, chief technology officers, chief information security officers and other senior IT leadership talent across varied vertical sectors including Industrial, Consumer, Life Sciences and Higher Education. His consultative approach to search encompasses talent strategy, organization design, search process and diversity recruiting. Mark ’s clients range from the Fortune 100 (McKesson, General Electric, Hewlett-Packard, Boeing) to smaller high-growth companies (Under Armour, Regeneron, DirecTV) as well as prestigious public and private universities (Harvard, Rockefeller, University of Florida).

    Before entering the search field, Mark developed and marketed information systems within the Financial Services and Higher Education sectors. He currently serves on the Advisory Committee for Columbia University's executive graduate program in Information Technology Management.

    Mark frequently addresses conferences and writes on information technology and career management topics. He is the creator of the “Executive Career Counsel” column in CIO Magazine and on CIO.com. He is a member of the Society for Information Management (SIM) and has served as President of the New York Chapter. He sits on the Advisory Boards of The Information Technology Senior Management Forum (ITSMF), the national organization dedicated to fostering executive talent among African-American IT professionals, and HITEC, the Hispanic Information Technology Executive Council.

    Mark holds a master’s degree in Computer Science from Pratt Institute and a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Electrical Engineering from Union College.

  • Ginna Raahauge
    Global Managing Director, Solution Architecture - Public Sector
    Amazon Web Services

    Ginna Raahauge was previously Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI).   CHI is a $17B and growing healthcare company.  Raahauge is a business-orientated technology leader who has played a key leadership role defining and delivering strategies that bring value to customers, partners, and shareholders of the organizations that she represents.  

    Bringing more than 25 years of technology and business leadership experience across the high tech industry vertical, Raahauge has reported to several C-level positions and provided strategic direction and advice to the company and its Board of Directors.  Raahauge has a proven track record and commitment to innovation cycles, operational excellence and unique understanding of the challenges in both developing and applying technology for transformations or turnarounds.   As a respected technology executive, Raahauge was invited to become a member of Sutter Hill Ventures CIO Advisory Board (http://www.shv.com ) which is a highly successful venture firm established in 1962.

    For the past 5 years, Raahauge also serves as Board member and member of the Diligence Team for acquisitions, of a non-profit, MentorNet, with a mission to ensure the success of the technology and engineering (STEM) workforce of the future.  As a current Board member, Raahauge has advised through several turnaround scenarios and re-launch assessments, including developing strategies that capture new business models.  Raahauge is a co-founder of an angel investment firm that specializes in bringing capital to demographics that have historically been ignored.   She is an active investor and funded Series A, B, C rounds for early start inventions.

    Prior to her roles as a CIO at Riverbed and Informatica, Raahauge served as Vice President, IT at Cisco, where she was responsible for the entire technology platform that delivered Cisco's core revenue capturing revenue growth from $36B to $46B.   During her tenure, Raahauge authored and executed on several transformational strategies that enabled several business models to scale across the technology platforms with an eye on simplification and innovative solutions.  Raahauge is also experienced in other Operational functions related to M&A, Risk Management, Integrations, Divestitures, Global Corporate Real Estate. 

    Ms. Raahauge is internationally recognized leader and recipient of numerous awards focused on transformational technology initiatives, diversity, and women in technology.  She regularly contributes technology and leadership articles that have been published in Forbes, WSJ, Computerworld, WIRED, CIO.com, HBR Publications – Enterprisers Project, and other international publications.

    She and her husband, Jason, enjoy time on the lake wakeboarding, running, biking, attending their son’s swim competitions, and split their time between San Francisco and Denver.   

  • Molly Rauzi
    CTO & Managing Director
    Gagen MacDonald

    Molly Rauzi has twenty years of experience leading large, complex business transformation, culture and organizational change initiatives. As a consultant and Chief Information Officer, she provides expert counsel to our clients who are undergoing rapid change. Prior to joining Gagen MacDonald, Molly was the Managing Director leading the Business Advisory Services Practice in the Denver office of Grant Thornton LLP.

    From 2007 to 2011, Molly served as an appointee of then Mayor John Hickenlooper (now the Governor of Colorado) to serve as the Chief Information Officer for the City and County of Denver.  Before working for the Mayor of Denver, Molly served as the Director of Technology for Denver International Airport. She has been an active member of her community for more than twenty years. Molly serves on the Board of Directors for Craig Hospital NewCloud Networks, and the Colorado Technology Association.  She also serves on the Center for Information Technology Innovation Board for the University of Colorado Denver Business School. She was voted one of the Twenty five most powerful women in Colorado in 2017. She was honored as Outstanding Woman in Business in 201o by the Denver Business Journal.  Molly holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Adminstration, Pre-Law with a minor in Sociology from Regis University, and a Master in Systems Management from the College of Systems Science from the University of Denver. 

  • Steve Riley
    Field CTO
    Netskope

    A widely-renowned expert speaker, author, researcher, and analyst, most recently at Gartner, Steve has a unique perspective that comes from having worked at the intersection of cloud and security.

    Steve has held technology roles for more than three decades, most recently as senior director and cloud security analyst at Gartner Inc., where he was a co-author of the CASB Magic Quadrant and the ZTNA Market Guide. Before Gartner, Steve spent four years as Deputy CTO of Riverbed Technology, and held various security strategy and technical program management roles at Microsoft and Amazon Web Services.

  • Matthew Schwartz
    Chief Technology Officer
    Sage Hospitality

    Matt Schwartz currently serves as Chief Technology Officer at Sage Hospitality. In this capacity, Matt has responsibility for all aspects of IT including applications, infrastructure, business intelligence, project management and security for the entire company. Matt spends most days thwarting cyberattacks, enhancing Sage’s CRM database, and moving as much as possible to the Cloud.

    Prior to joining Sage, Matt served as the VP of Digital Solutions at Intrawest where he deployed a cloud-based Central Reservation System (CRS) to all of Intrawest’s resort properties including Winter Park and Steamboat.  Prior to Intrawest, Matt held various leadership positions in IT and Finance at PetSmart and Staples. Matt has a strong passion for technology, starting his career as a “coder” of HTML and SQL.

    Matt earned a B.S. with Honors from Cornell University and an M.B.A from MIT’s Sloan School of Management. 

  • Purnima Wagle
    Former CIO & Digital Transformation Leader
    Flex LTD

    Purnima was the CIO & Digital Transformation leader for DCP Midstream, a Fortune 500 energy company. She led the comprehensive digital vision and strategy for DCP including digital upskilling for the workforce. She accelerated digital transformation to drive innovation, increase operational excellence, enhance customer experience, and enable workforce of today. She led all digital technology organizations within DCP - IT, OT, data & analytics, cyber security, automation security, enterprise services, robotic process automation, and digital product development.  

    Purnima setup DCP Tech Ventures to build an ecosystem of partners for furthering innovation and accelerating digital transformation. She introduced LEAN tools and practices to DCP.   

    Purnima was awarded the 2021 Colorado CIO of the Year ORBIE Award Winner for Large Enterprise, 2020 Top Women in Energy as recognized by Denver Business Journal (DBJ), and was instrumental in DCP being recognized as 2020 Global Lighthouse for deploying 4IR technologies at scale by the World Economic Forum. 

    Purnima serves as the Vice Chair on the board of Colorado Technology Association (CTA). She is an avid supporter of CTA and major events like Women in Technology. She is also a co-chair for the Denver CIO Inner circle by Evanta, a Gartner company. Purnima recently joined the Craig Hospital board to help guide its strategic plan and direction for major expansion and renovation.  

    Prior to joining DCP, she was a Silicon Valley executive at Flex, a $26B Global Fortune 500 electronics manufacturing services and supply chain logistics company. Purnima was Vice President, Business Transformation, Global Procurement & Supply Chain at Flex. She collaborated across lines of business to influence operations with an annual spend of ~$20B. Her impact improved the competitive position and functional excellence for Flex.   

    She was awarded the 2016 World Procurement Leader Awards for Risk Mitigation and the 2015 ISM Richter Award for “Transformation of the Organization". 

    She served as Vice-Chair on the Board of Directors in the ISM Supply Chain Risk Management Group. 
    Purnima holds MBA (Honors) from St. Mary’s College of California, USA and a Master of Science degree in Statistics from the University of Bombay, India. She was selected to attend Executive Education programs at Stanford University, UC Berkeley and MIT CTL to further the transformation goals for the company.  
    http://www.linkedin.com/in/purnimaw/ 

  • Steve Winterfeld
    Advisory CISO
    Akamai

    Steve Winterfeld is Akamai’s Advisory CISO. Before joining the team, he served as CISO for Nordstrom Bank and Director of Incident Response and Threat Intelligence at Charles Schwab.  Steve focuses on ensuring Akamai’s partners are successful in defending themselves and their customers as well as determining where we should be focusing the security platform’s capabilities. Steve has published a book on Cyber Warfare and holds CISSP, ITIL and PMP certifications.

     


  • Alex Wood
    CISO
    Uplight

  • Denis Zerr
    CIO
    Radiology Partners

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2022 Denver CIO Executive Leadership Summit

November 8, 2022, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM MST


8:00 - 9:00 AM 

 

Breakfast and Networking


9:00 - 9:20 AM 

Welcome and Introduction

Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy

Molly Rauzi, CTO & Managing Director, Gagen MacDonald


9:20 - 9:30 AM 

DIGITAL TECH TALK INTERVIEW:  The New Leadership Paradigm: Why Tech Executives Must Shift from a ‘Command-and-Control’ Model to ‘Inspire and Trust’ to Win the Global War for Talent and in the Marketplace

Stephen M. R. Covey, best-selling author interviewed by Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy

The world has changed dramatically since March 2020 and so, too, have organizational cultures. The shift to a work-from-home environment has empowered employees who want to dictate how, when and where they work. Moreover, in a flat screen meeting environment where all participants are viewed as equals, employees don’t want to follow orders – they want to be part of the brain-trust that helps to solve critical business and customer challenges and to influence the strategic trajectory of the company.

In this compelling Executive Interview with HMG Strategy President and CEO Hunter Muller, Stephen M.R. Covey, best-selling author of The Speed of Trust and his forthcoming book Inspire and Trust, shares why a ‘Command-and-Control’ leadership style no longer works and how an ‘Inspire and Trust’ leadership approach can encourage employees to be more collaborative and creative and to maximize their potential. Covey, who is the Co-Founder of CoveyLink and the FranklinCovey Global Speed of Trust practice, also frames “the two epic imperatives of our time” to help guide leaders on creating a thriving culture that can help attract, grow, retain, engage and inspire the best people in the global war for talent and to successfully collaborate and innovate in order for companies to win in the marketplace.


9:30 - 9:55 AM 

EXECUTIVE FIRESIDE CHAT:  Defining a Modern Enterprise Security Strategy

Steve Riley, Field CTO, 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.


9:55 - 10:20 AM 

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


10:20 - 10:50 AM

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

Moderator: JP Batra, CTO-Metaverse, Blue River International

Jason L'Odense, VP, IT Infrastructure and Operations, Global Medical Response

Purnima Wagle, CIO, DCP MIdstream

Jeff Grayson, Chief Digital and Technology Officer, OrangeTheory

Additional panelists being confirmed.

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

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


10:50 - 11:15 AM

EXECUTIVE FIRESIDE CHAT:  Aisera


11:15 - 10:40 AM 

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


11:40 - 12:10 PM

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

Moderator: Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy

Dennis Zerr, Chief Information Officer, Radiology Partners

TBD, Outsystems

Stephen Katsirubas, Chief Information Officer, Hunter Douglas

Kevin Fleet, VP, Advisory Services, Informatica

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.


12:10 AM - 1:20 PM 

Lunch, Networking and HMG Global Leadership Institute Awards Program

Previous Honorees Include:

Chandy Gosh, Chief Operating Officer & GM, Emergency Services, Sinch

Margot Sharapova, CIO, Incitec Pivot Ltd.

Mark Polansky, Senior Partner, Technology & Digital Officers Practice, Korn Ferry

Sam Masiello, CISO, The Anschultz Corporation

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


1:20 - 1:45

EXECUTIVE FIRESIDE CHAT: John Jacobs, High Tech FIELD CISO, Fortinet, interviewed by Hunter Muller, Founder & CEO, HMG Strategy.

 


 

1:45 - 2:10 PM 

EXECUTIVE PANEL:    Safeguarding the Enterprise Against Escalating Global Cyber Threats

Moderator:  Jamey Cummings, Partner - Cybersecurity and Technology, JM Search

Sam Masiello, CISO, The Anschultz Corporation

Alex Wood, CISO, Uplight

Steve Winterfeld, Advisory CISO, Akamai Technologies

Randy Gross, CISO, CompTIA

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.


2:10 - 2:25 PM

EXECUTIVE FIRESIDE CHAT: David Mahon, Global Chief Information Security Officer, Deloitte interviewed by Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy.


2:25 - 2:50 PM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


2:50 – 3:20 PM

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

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

Ryan Gilligan, Vice President, JM Search

Mark Polansky, Senior Partner, Technology & Digital Officers Practice, Korn Ferry

Ravi Gaddam, Director DevOps/ProdOps ,Jeppesen, A Boeing Company

Matt Schwartz, CTO, Sage Hospitality Group

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.


3:20 – 3:50 PM

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

Moderator: Molly Rauzi, CTO & Managing Director, Gagen MacDonald

Chandy Ghosh, Chief Operating Officer & GM, Inteliquent

Veena Dandapani, Chief Client Sevices Officer, Pagaya

Juan Lucero, Senior Vice President, CIO, DEN

Ginna Raahauge, EVP & CIO Digital Transformation, Zayo Group

Technology executives have an incredible opportunity to act as enterprise change agents as they sit at the intersection of how technology can be leveraged to drive transformative change across the organization. But to pilot such dramatic changes across the organization, bold leadership is needed to execute on digital business opportunities and go-to-market strategies while guiding the cultural transformation that’s needed to succeed.

In this captivating executive panel discussion, world-class business technology executives will share how they are applying an innovative approach to help to transform their companies’ business models and to guide the cultural evolution needed for the digital enterprise to fire on all cylinders.


3:50

Raffle Prizes and Closing Remarks


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/

Platinum Partners

  • OutSystems

    OutSystems is a modern application platform enabling organizations to build applications fast, right and for the future. Every aspect of OutSystems is designed from the ground up to help professional developers build complete, compelling software solutions faster than ever before. Helping customers tackle challenges such as legacy modernization, process automation, and workplace innovation to customer experience transformation, OutSystems ensures solutions are secure, resilient, cloud-ready, and built to scale. More than anything, what sets OutSystems apart is its ability to enable applications to adapt to the changing needs of even the most dynamic business and to ensure that all developers have access to the newest, most innovative technologies.

    https://www.outsystems.com/
  • Informatica

    Digital transformation changes expectations: better service, faster delivery, with less cost. Businesses must transform to stay relevant and data holds the answers. As the world’s leader in Enterprise Cloud Data Management, we’re prepared to help you intelligently lead—in any sector, category or niche. Informatica provides you with the foresight to become more agile, realize new growth opportunities or create new inventions. With 100% focus on everything data, we offer the versatility needed to succeed. We invite you to explore all that Informatica has to offer—and unleash the power of data to drive your next intelligent disruption.

    https://www.informatica.com
  • Aisera

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

    https://www.aisera.com/

Gold Partners

  • 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/
  • Tanium

    Tanium offers a unified endpoint management and security platform that is built for the world’s most demanding IT environments. Many of the largest and most sophisticated organizations, including more than half of the Fortune 100, top retailers and financial institutions, and four branches of the US Armed Forces rely on Tanium to make confident decisions, operate efficiently and effectively, and remain resilient against disruption. Tanium ranks 7th on the Forbes list of “Top 100 Private Companies in Cloud Computing” for 2019 and 10th on FORTUNE’s list of the “100 Best Medium Workplaces.”

    https://www.tanium.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/
  • Axonius

    Axonius is the cybersecurity asset management platform that gives organizations a comprehensive asset inventory, uncovers gaps, and automatically validates and enforces policies. Deployed in minutes, the Axonius cyber asset attack surface management (CAASM) solution integrates with hundreds of data sources to give customers the confidence to control complexity by mitigating threats, navigating risk, decreasing incidents, automating response actions, and informing business-level strategy. Cited as one of the fastest growing cybersecurity startups, with accolades from CNBC, Forbes, and Fortune, Axonius covers millions of devices for customers around the world.

    https://www.axonius.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/
  • LastPass

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

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

    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
  • 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

  • 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
  • Diversified Search

    Diversified Search is one of the top ten executive search firms in the United States. With experienced consultants, a proven track record and global reach, we are uniquely qualified to give your organization the leaders necessary to meet the challenges in your ever-changing market. For over 35 years, Diversified Search has been identifying and assessing outstanding executives and placing them in senior leadership and board roles across a broad range of industries. We approach search differently than others. Throughout our history, we have always sought leaders that not only have strong character and credentials, but also those with different perspectives and views. We use the power of this perspective to help guide your company beyond the expected. In fact, when you work with us, you can be assured that we will uncover high-potential standout candidates with fresh views. Because the opportunity for greatness is often found in unexpected places. Visit diversifiedsearch.com for more information.

  • 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
  • Russell Reynolds Associates

    Russell Reynolds Associates is a premier provider of senior-level executive search and assessment, serving clients globally for 40 years. We advise our clients on recruiting and retaining outstanding and impactful leaders, and help them mitigate the risks associated with senior level appointments. We are a private firm with 39 offices across North and South America, Europe and Asia/Pacific, covering all major business regions including Africa, Eastern Europe and Russia, the Middle East and the South Pacific. We leverage our collective expertise to identify and assess leaders who can support the growth and success of our client organizations. Our 300 experienced consultants are supported by a global research network We complete more than 2,000 assignments annually, across a broad range of industries and functional roles.

    http://www.russellreynolds.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

Alliance Partners

  • Amplify Partners

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    http://lsvp.com
  • Sequoia Capital

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

    https://www.sequoiacap.com

Association Partners

  • SIM Colorado

    The Society for Information Management (SIM) is a not-for-profit organization of information technology experts, including CIO’s, CTO’s and emerging IT leaders, as well as key professionals within the IT community, such as academicians and consultants. SIM’s mission is to support IT leaders in the greater Colorado area by increasing the knowledge base of members, giving back to local communities, increasing awareness on issues of importance to our local community, developing the next generation of effective IT leaders and establishing a forum to bring together IT professionals across industries.

    https://sim-colorado.org/

Lakewood Country Club

6800 W. 10th Avenue

Lakewood, CO 80214

Grand Ballroom

The CIO Executive Leadership Virtual 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.

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

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