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2023 Phoenix CIO Executive Leadership Summit

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Resilient Leadership: Dreaming Big and Delivering a Secure Digital Agenda

Inflationary pressures and other macro-economic challenges are creating headwinds for technology executives and fellow members of the C-suite to execute on and achieve strategic goals through 2023. The fast-changing socio-economic landscape is prompting technology executives to become more creative than ever and to draw upon authentic and inclusive leadership skills to inspire their teams.

Here are the four prevailing leadership and technology trends that HMG Strategy will be focusing on throughout its 2023 Executive Leadership Summit Series:

  • Innovation & Invention to Spur Revenue Growth
  • Fostering World-Class Collaboration and Teaming
  • Harnessing Advanced Technology to Drive Cost Reduction
  • Securing a Global Digital Agenda

Global economic challenges are creating unique opportunities for business technology executives to foster a collaborative culture, embrace fresh innovative approaches, and develop strong partnerships to leverage hot technologies such as AI, ChatGPT, cloud platforms and cyber technologies to securely move the needle for the business and win in tumultuous times.



    • Saqib Awan
      Founder & Managing Director
      GTM Capital

      Saqib E. Awan is the Founder & Managing Director of GTM Capital, an innovative venture capital fund focused on Enterprise IT. Prior to launching GTM Capital, Saqib spent 7 years as a Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners, one of the world’s leading Venture Capital firms. At Lightspeed, Saqib was responsible for deal sourcing, due diligence, business development, and helping close key deals for the firm. He led the firm’s Business Development activities and built the best-in-class Executive network in Venture Capital with over 1,200 CIOs, CTOs, CISOs, and IT Executives from around the world in Global 2000 companies.

      Saqib received his Bachelor of Arts with Honors from The Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario and earned his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Saqib is a first-generation immigrant, has nine siblings, and has lived in three countries. He currently lives in Miami, Florida with his wife and two daughters: Aleesa, 5, and Emilia 14 months.

    • Kevin Campbell
      CIO

      Mr. Campbell is TGen’s Chief Information Officer. In this role, he provides the strategic direction for the design, development, and implementation of infrastructure systems, software applications, data management tools and IT support. Within the ecosystem of technologies, Mr. Campbell oversees is an HPC environment that consists of over 5000 x86 CPU cores and over 1 million CUDA cores (GPU) with access to over 3 petabytes of storage. He also works to identify emerging technologies to be adopted by TGen that support the research and business objectives of the institute. Campbell joined TGen in 2003, where he worked closely with the TGen faculty and scientific community to enable and accelerate research and discovery. He was a key driver of the team that designed and built two supercomputer systems for TGen that have placed in the top 100 most powerful supercomputers in the world. Additionally, he played a primary role in incubating numerous startups developed at TGen, most recently overseeing IT operations at Ashion Analytics LLC, which Exact Sciences Corp. acquired in February 2021. An industry veteran with over 30 years’ experience, Campbell has held numerous IT and technology related positions in metropolitan Phoenix designing, deploying and managing large-scale systems to solve complex problems.

    • Stefanie Causey
      OCM Leader, Enterprise Operations & Services Quote-to-Cash Transformation
      IBM Global Business Services

      At her best at the intersection of business strategy development, operational execution, and technology transformation, she has spent two decades helping business leaders envision the art of the possible with technology strategy and driving cultural change with highly technical resources that struggle to understand the language, let alone user stories and requirements.  She has a knack for bringing focus and drive to chaos and just simply building organizations that get s**t done and done right.

      She has held leadership positions in a variety of industries from financial services to software organizations and played a variety of roles from being the fixer to most recently building a multi-national organization that drove a technology and culture transformation that replaced a burning enterprise on premise platform with an integrated suite of best-of-breed cloud enterprise applications in less than seven months.  She joined the cloud journey early by taking a practice lead role at an early system implementer adopter and had never looked back.  Her years of experience driving solution architecture in back office solutions across all sizes of organizations has led to her being a highly sought-after leader and speaker, and she relishes the opportunity to share her story as a way to help others avoid the learning opportunities she faced as an early entrant to the cloud space.

      Stefanie joined IBM as an Associate Partner in their Salesforce Innovation Unit, focused on the Financial Services Sector in 2020, to be a part of IBM’s platinum partnership with Salesforce.  She is bringing her strategic business mind to the largest banks in North America, helping drive Digital Customer and Employee Experience transformation without ever losing sight of the humanness perspective that is innate in any journey embarked upon by people that interact with technology.  And man is she having FUN while she’s doing it with some incredibly smart thought-leaders and crazy bleeding edge technology too!

    • Max Chan
      CIO
      Avnet

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

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

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

    • Gunjan Goel
      CIO
      ST Engineering North America, Inc.

      Gunjan is a business and technology executive with 25+ years of global experience with companies like AlliedSignal, Honeywell, DXC and Cobham Aerospace. Experienced in building and leading technology organizations in Aerospace & Defense, Healthcare and Hi-Tech sectors.  Known for business and digital transformation, Gunjan has managed large IT organizations globally with work experience in many geographies – the US, the UK, Denmark, France, Switzerland, China, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Philippines and Mexico.  Gunjan is also an entrepreneur and co-founder of two successful companies, Plexlane and Amerivitals Telehealth.

      Gunjan currently works for Cobham, a U.K. based $5b mid-air flight refueling manufacturer, as a Senior Vice President of IT, is a Six Sigma Black Belt with an Executive MBA from University of Notre Dame and a Masters of Engineering from Arizona State.

    • Frank Grimmelmann
      Founder, President & CEO/Intelligence Liaison Officer
      Arizona Cyber Threat Response Alliance

      Mr. Frank J. Grimmelmann serves as President & CEO for the Arizona Cyber Threat Response Alliance (ACTRA), a non-profit entity that was developed collaboratively with the Arizona InfraGard Program, the FBI, USDHS and law enforcement, and independently launched in 2013 to enable its private/public sector member organizations across all critical sectors to enable themselves to respond to the escalating national cybersecurity threat. Mr. Grimmelmann Co-Chairs Governor Ducey’s AZ Cybersecurity Team (‘ACT’) and is a Founding Member of President Obama’s National ISAO Standards Group Leadership Team at the University of Texas San Antonio (UTSA). As ACTRA’s leader, Mr. Grimmelmann was the first private sector representative in the Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center (ACTIC) appointed to its Executive Board. He has held C-level positions in Finance, healthcare and government, now focusing on cybersecurity in response to 9/11. He holds an MBA in Finance/International Business from UC Berkeley, and a BA in Operations with a Business Law minor from the University of South Florida.

       

    • Laura Hemenway
      Founder & Principal
      Treasurer, SIM Arizona
      Paradigm Solutions LLC

    • Scott Hicar
      Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer
      Benchmark Electronics

      Scott Hicar is Vice President of Business Process and CIO for Benchmark Electronics.  In this role, he has global responsibility for ensuring consistent processes, systems and infrastructure efficiently support our business and our customers globally.

      Mr. Hicar has more than 25 years of Technology Leadership experience in transformational roles. Prior to Benchmark Scott was CIO for TwentyEighty, a corporate training company focused on sales enablement, leadership, program execution and credit performance. He has served as Senior Vice President and CIO for DigitalGlobe, Senior Vice President and CIO at Solectron Corporation, and Chief Information Officer and Vice-President of Worldwide IT at Maxtor. He has held management positions in the Supply Chain/ERP practice at Price Waterhouse, as well as serving as an internal consultant within ICI Americas.

      Mr. Hicar received his bachelor’s degree, cum laude, in business administration from Ohio University.

    • Bianca Lochner
      CIO
      City of Scottsdale

    • Fred Mapp
      President & CEO
      Quality Service Solutions LLC

      Mr. Mapp has more than 40 years of experience in the areas of information technology systems, applications, infrastructure support, customer support and consulting services. During that time he has held senior executive-level positions with companies such as IBM, InfoSpan and American Express as well as the position of Chief Information Officer for Honeywell and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). In addition, Mr. Mapp served as CEO and President of the World Congress on Information Technology, a forum that is held every two years under the direction of the World Information Technology Services Alliance. He currently operates his own consulting company, Quality Service Solutions, providing various business and information technology services and assisting companies with their IT strategy.

      Fred has extensive experience developing and defining IT objectives and strategic plans and in the implementation of technology to support business requirements. He also has a strong background in outsourcing, data center efficiency, project and process management, six sigma and quality deployment. 
       
      Mr. Mapp has expertise in aligning business processes and requirements with technology. As a result of experiences he has accumulated working and consulting with a variety of Fortune 500 companies, he has developed a seven-step process that maps information technology to business goals. He explains this process in-depth in his book, Mapping Information Technology to Your Business.

    • 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.

    • Steve Phillips
      Board Director
      Wick Communications

      Steve Phillips is Board Director of Wick Communications and has an 18 year career as a C-suite CIO in large, complex, technology-enabled B2B and B2C enterprises across diverse industries including BPO, distribution, manufacturing, and consumer electronics.

      From 2018 to 2021 Steve served as CIO of Alorica, where he was responsible for setting and delivering IT strategy.

      Between 2005 and 2017 he served as CIO at Avnet. Between 2004 and 2005 he was CIO at Memec, a global electronic components distributor acquired by Avnet.

      Prior to joining Memec, Mr. Phillips was CIO for Gateway Inc. He was previously the IT leader for Diageo’s European foods business and early in his career he served in a number of engineering and operations leadership roles at Thorn EMI.

      Since 2012, he has served as chairman of the board of Wick Communications, a US-based news media business.

      In 2015, Mr. Phillips was inducted into the CIO Hall of Fame, a lifetime achievement that honors IT executives and visionaries whose leadership has significantly impacted the field of IT.

      Steve holds a bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering from Essex University and a post-graduate diploma in management studies from the University of West London. He is a fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

    • Gail Ricketts
      IT Compliance Manager
      Axon

      Gail joined Axon in June of 2021 and currently serves as Corporate IT’s IT Compliance Manager at Axon.  In this role, she is responsible for the global functional areas of governance and compliance for the Corporate IT organization. Gail is experienced in developing, documenting, and evaluating IT policies and procedures; demonstrates success in SOX audit compliance, IT process improvement and risk reduction; and provides services including audit, compliance, and governance.

      Gail has more than two decades of senior level IT experience. Prior to joining Axon, she was a senior IT Manager at ON Semiconductor, as well as senior IT assurance manager at Sunera where she simultaneously managed full information system audits, including national and international internal IT audits, information systems projects, and systems implementations. Gail holds a bachelor’s degree in information systems from University of Phoenix, and a master’s degree in business administration from Arizona State University. Gail is a certified information systems auditor (CISA), is certified in risk and information systems control (CRISC), and a certified data privacy solutions Engineer. She is also an accredited ISACA professional instructor for each of the certifications she holds. She is a member of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) and the FAIR Institute. 

    • Peter Robinson
      VP Digital Enablement
      Avnet

      Peter is a Business focused IT professional, with over 25 years of experience in Electronics Distribution. In his current role he is responsible for driving Avnet’s Digital strategy and aligning it with Business strategy. This involves leading teams in Partner connectivity, Cloud Applications, Digital Platforms, Data Warehousing, Analytics and Product Management.

      Prior to this role, Peter led IT applications for Avnet North America as the VP of IT. Peter started working for Avnet in Sydney Australia, before having an opportunity to work in Avnet Singapore. There he led Avnet’s ERP team in Asia during a time of significant growth over a 10-year period. He has lived in Phoenix for the past 9 years, enjoys travelling with his wife and 2 daughters. 

    • Bhavin Shah
      Founder and CEO
      Moveworks

      Bhavin Shah is the CEO of Moveworks. He is an entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience taking companies from inception to scale. Prior to Moveworks, he was CEO of Refresh.io, which LinkedIn acquired in 2015. Bhavin began his career in educational toys at Leapfrog Enterprises. 

      In 2016, Bhavin co-founded Moveworks, a conversational AI platform that automatically resolves employee support requests across all internal domains such as IT, HR, Finance, etc in 100+ languages. Moveworks currently serves more than 200 large enterprise customers, including Novartis, Honeywell, NYSE, Hearst, Chubb Insurance, LinkedIn, DocuSign, Mass General, and Toyota North America, to name a few. Through Moveworks, companies can keep employees productive and engaged with instant AI-mediated support while lifting this workload off the shoulders of their IT, HR, Finance and Facilities teams to focus on other high priority projects.

      Moveworks has more than 550 employees and is headquartered in Mountain View, CA and has raised over $300M from Lightspeed Venture Partners, Bain Capital Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, ICONIQ, Alkeon Capital Management, and Tiger Global. Moveworks has been named to the Forbes AI 50 list four years running and was named #24 on Newsweek's Most Loved Places to Work in America in 2022.

      Bhavin has a Master's degree in Education, Technology, and Business from Stanford University and a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of California, San Diego.

    • Simon Taylor
      President, SIM Arizona
      EVP, PacketWatch

      Simon Taylor has worked in Information Technology and Cyber Security for over three decades, with extensive experience across product innovation, business development, business transformation, and IT operations management.  He has held executive positions at leading technology and financial services companies across Europe, Asia, Latin America and North America; including over fifteen years at HSBC, where he was latterly Executive Vice President and Head of IT Operations for the Americas.  More recently, Simon served as Vice President of Product and Consultant to the Board of Glasswall Solutions Ltd, the award-winning UK cyber-security innovator.  Simon is currently an Executive Vice President at WGM Associates, where he is responsible for driving Business Development, Marketing, Business Strategy and Product Management.  Simon also serves as President of the Arizona chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM). Simon holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science and Microelectronics from Newcastle University in the UK.

      LinkedIn profile at www.linkedin.com/in/simontaylor33

    • Mark Tonnesen
      CIO
      Achieve

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    2023 Phoenix CIO Executive Leadership Summit

    March 24, 2023, 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM MT


    8:00 - 9:00 AM 

    Registration, Breakfast and Networking


    9:00 - 9:20 AM                                                                            

    Welcome and Introduction

    Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy and co-host Max Chan, CIO, Avnet


    9:20 - 9:35 AM                                                                                                

    EXECUTIVE FIRESIDE CHAT:  Max Chan, CIO, Avnet, will be interviewed by Bhavin Shah, Founder and CEO, Moveworks


    9:35 – 10:10 AM                                                                                          

    EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Resilient Leadership: Dreaming Big and Delivering a Secure Digital Agenda

    Moderator:  Laura Hemenway, Founder and Principal, Paradigm Solutions LLC and Treasurer, SIM Arizona 

    Gunjan Goel, CIO, ST Engineering North America, Inc.

    Peter RobinsonVP Digital Enablement, Avnet

    Additional Panelists: TBD

    Global economic challenges are creating unique opportunities for business technology executives to foster a collaborative culture, embrace fresh innovative approaches, and develop strong partnerships to leverage hot technologies such as AI, ChatGPT, cloud platforms and cyber technologies to securely move the needle for the business and win in tumultuous times. At the same time, tech leaders will need to remain laser focused on new ransomware, phishing and crypto mining attacks amidst budgetary pressures.

    In this powerful Executive Panel discussion, world-class CIOs and technology executives will share the steps they’ve taken to cultivate a collaborative culture and embrace innovative approaches to position their companies to succeed in a challenging environment while securing the hybrid workplace.


    10:10 - 10:15 AM

    HMG 2023 Global Leadership Institute Award Presentation - Fred Mapp, President & CEO, Quality Service Solutions LLC


    10:15 – 10:35 AM                                                                              

    Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


    10:35 – 11:10 AM                                                                               

    EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Tapping Innovative Technologies and Partnerships to Drive Cost Containment and Power Business Growth

    Moderator:  Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy

    Bipin Jayaraj, SVP & CIO, Rogers Corporation

    Additional Panelists: TBD

    Many technology executives find themselves between a rock and a hard place. CEOs and CFOs are leaning on CIOs and technology leaders to find ways to reduce costs in a tight economy. On the other hand, technology executives are being counted upon to utilize hot technologies that can spark new business innovation and to support digital business models.

    This panel of executives will share use cases for advanced technologies and partnerships that can lower costs and drive new business value.


    11:10 - 11:35 AM                                                                                 

    Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


    11:35 AM – 12:05 PM                                                                                

    INNOVATION ACCELERATOR PANEL:  VC Viewpoint:  Three Top Technology Startups

    Saqib E. Awan, Founder & Managing Director of GTM Capital, invites three CEOs of top innovative technology companies to share the challenges they solve for clients, the innovation they deliver to companies, and how their solutions are differentiated in the market. They will also provide insights into the current state of the startup landscape, and how CIOs can leverage startups to accelerate their businesses’ success. The panelists will be available to answer questions and provide feedback on how their respective solutions can help CIOs succeed.


    12:05 - 1:00 PM                                                                            

    Lunch and Networking

    SIM Arizona News:  Simon Taylor, President, SIM Arizona and EVP, PacketWatch

    HMG 2023 Global Leadership Institute Award Presentation and Photo

    Stefanie Causey, Associate Partner, Cross Market, IBM Global Business Services

    Max Chan, CIO, Avnet

    Scott Hicar, Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Benchmark Electronics

    Bipin Jayaraj, SVP & CIO, Rogers Corporation

    Fred Mapp, President & CEO, Quality Service Solutions LLC


    1:00 - 1:35 PM      

     

    EXECUTIVE PANEL: Reimagining Cybersecurity to Safeguard the Enterprise

    Moderator:  Frank Grimmelmann, Founder, President & CEO/Intelligence Liaison Officer, Arizona Cyber Threat Response Alliance

    Kevin Campbell, CIO, TGen

    Bianca Lochner, CIO, City of Scottsdale

    Daniel Mayo, Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC), Phoenix FBI Field Office 

    Ransomware, supply-chain and other types of cyber-attacks continue to escalate. Ransomware attacks alone have increased by 13% year-over-year, according to the Verizon 2022 Data Breach Investigations Report. As these and other malicious attacks continue to become more prevalent and dangerous, it’s clear that CISOs and security leaders need to take a fresh approach to their cybersecurity strategies.

    In this timely and compelling executive panel discussion, CISOs and security leaders will share the steps they’re taking to reimagine their cybersecurity game plans to better safeguard the organization both now and into the future.


    1:35 – 1:55 PM                                                                                   

    EXECUTIVE FIRESIDE CHAT:  TBD 


    1:55 - 2:00 PM

    HMG 2023 Global Leadership Institute Award Presentation 


    2:00 – 2:20 PM                                                                                    

    Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


    2:20 – 2:55 PM                                                                                    

    EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Addressing the Aging Leadership Cycle – Developing the Next-Generation of Tech Chiefs

    Moderator:  Gail Ricketts, IT Compliance Manager, Axon

    Scott Hicar, Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Benchmark Electronics

    Steve Phillips, Board Director, Wick Communications

    Additional Panelists: TBD

    The average age for CIOs across industries in the U.S. is 55, according to Korn Ferry. And while that’s hardly considered elderly, the average age of CIOs in the 1,000 largest companies jumped significantly jumped significantly over the past several years. While there are multiple factors that are contributing to this trend, including the increased experience that’s needed in the role, this also calls into question whether organizations have adequate mentoring and leadership development programs in place for up-and-coming technology executives.

    In this Executive Panel discussion, global technology leaders and industry experts with a mix of experience will share their insights on where they see leadership development headed along with the gaps that need to be addressed. 


    2:55 - 3:00 PM  
                                                                                   

    Closing Remarks & Raffle Prizes

     

    Presenting 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/

    Gold Partners

    • Aryaka

      Aryaka, the Cloud-First WAN company, brings agility, simplicity and a great experience to consuming the WAN-as-a-service. An optimized global network and innovative technology stack delivers the industry’s #1 managed SD-WAN service and sets the gold standard for application performance. Aryaka’s SmartServices platform offers connectivity, application acceleration, security, cloud networking and insights leveraging global orchestration and provisioning. The company’s customers include hundreds of global enterprises including several in the Fortune 100.

      https://www.aryaka.com/?utm_source=hmg&utm_medium=syndication&utm_content=home-page

    Supporting Partners

    • SHE Informationtechnologie AG

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

      www.she.net
    • 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/
    • 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/

    Marketplace Partners

    • Darktrace

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      https://www.akamai.com
    • Skybox

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      www.paloaltonetworks.com
    • Strata

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

    • Upwork

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

      https://www.upwork.com/
    • Zoom

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

      https://zoom.us
    • Tonkean

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

      https://tonkean.com/
    • 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/

    Strategic Partners

    • Egon Zehnder

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      https://www.spencerstuart.com

    Alliance Partners

    • Amplify Partners

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      http://lsvp.com
    • 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 Arizona

      The Arizona Chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM) is a by-invitation federation of senior officers experienced in information and general management. A not-for profit corporation, the chapter assists members in managing information technology. The Chapter strives to strengthen professional communications among members who direct the application of information technology in private and pubic organizations. Chapter activities include: • Meeting to share innovative ideas and real world experiences which address enterprise information needs. • Providing presentations by leading national information-management professionals and executives who benefit from management-information systems. • Challenging our comfort levels by exchanging ideas with peers and business counterparts. Awarding scholarships to institutions for Information Systems students with specific needs. For more information please visit www.simnet.org.

      https://chapter.simnet.org/arizona/home

    JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa

    5402 E. Lincoln Drive
    Scottsdale

    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. Due to the fact that these are virtual events, please only register if you plan to virtually join us on the summit date and time.

    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.

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



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