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2023 Dallas 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 in a cost-conscious environment and to draw upon authentic and inclusive leadership skills to inspire their teams. Meanwhile, tech leaders will need to remain laser focused on new ransomware, phishing and crypto mining attacks amidst budgetary pressures.
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.


  • Srini Alagarsamy
    Senior Vice President, Digital Technology
    GM Financial

    Srini Alagarsamy is an accomplished technology executive with a highly successful career spanning more than two decades. He currently serves as Senior Vice President, Digital Technology at General Motors Financial. His remarkable track record includes working in Fortune 500 financial services companies, driving large-scale digital transformation initiatives, and leading global teams.

    His educational background includes a Master of Business Administration degree from the Yale School of Management and a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering from India.

    Over the years, Srini has actively developed strategies that leverage digital technology, transforming various organizations. His ability to lead by example, guide his team members toward a shared goal, and keep them motivated have resulted in many successful initiatives. Srini is a strong proponent of open communication, fostering collaboration between team members and allowing them to work constructively together.

    During his free time, Srini spends time volunteering for his sons’ Boy Scouts Troop or writing for his blog, where he shares his viewpoints on technology and leadership topics.

  • Mike Anderson
    Chief Digital and Information Officer
    Netskope

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

  • Chris Andrews
    CIO
    Unleashed Brands

    Chris holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Texas Wesleyan University as well as a Master’s in Professional Accounting from the University of Texas Arlington. Chris is currently the CIO for Unleashed Brands. Chris has held similar roles at Smoothie King, Pei Wei Asian Diner and On The Border. Chris has built out high performing IT organizations, implemented best-in-class digital platforms and utilized an all cloud-based approach for the supporting infrastructure and systems.

    Chris started his career with his family’s Dallas based IT outsourcing company before transitioning to consulting at KPMG and Grant Thornton. Chris approaches tough technical and operational situations with a strong analytical and pragmatic approach anchored in his servant leadership style. His approach encompasses a leveraged blend of outsourcers/contractors, cloud services, in-house infrastructure and SaaS.

    Throughout his career, he has had the opportunity to work in a variety of verticals and has been exposed to a wide array of technology solutions and architecture. His work experience has included IT effectiveness reviews, security penetration testing, data warehouse design, bankruptcy turn-around and IT governance reviews.

    Chris has presented on Digital Innovation and Tech Strategy at several national conferences including MURTEC, FSTech, Pervasive Software’s IntegratioNEXT 9 and InnoTech Dallas.

    Chris was recognized as an Enterprise Finalist by the 2022 Dallas CIO of the Year ORBIE® Awards for his outstanding leadership, management effectiveness, and business value created through technology innovation as Chief Information Officer of Smoothie King. Chris also holds advisory roles on the Board of Governors for the Restaurant Technology Network, Dallas Chair of the IFBTA and Innovation Advisory Council Member for Vation Ventures.

    In Chris’ spare time he is an avid Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner\competitor and can be found watching his 15-year-old twins play soccer around the Great State of Texas.


  • Renee Arrington
    President, COO & Director
    Pearson Partners International, Inc.

    • Renee Arrington offers clients over 20 years’ experience in retained executive search. She excels in recruiting senior executive talent for Fortune 500 companies, private-equity-backed businesses and not-for-profit organizations. She is a member of the Pearson Partners board of directors and leads the firm’s Fort Worth office and CIO and IT leadership practice with clients in technology, retail, financial services, business services, distribution and R&D. Renee conducts searches for board members, presidents and executive directors among other senior leadership positions.
    • Renee was named one of the top 40 Gatekeepers to the C-Suite by Hunt Scanlon Media, a search industry analyst. She is an active member of IIC Partners and the Association for Executive Search Consultants (AESC).
    • Renee is attentive to diversity and believes a well-run search can deliver market insight. Renee appreciates the value of using assessment instruments as part of the search.Prior to joining Pearson Partners in 2006, Renee was a vice president in the technology practice of a global retained search firm, and was previously a shareholder and partner in the technology practice of another global firm.
    • In addition to serving on Pearson Partners’ board of directors, Renee serves on the board of directors of IIC Partners, one of the world’s top 10 executive search organizations, with 50 offices in 35 countries (Pearson Partners is a member of IIC Partners). Additionally, she serves on the boards of directors of the Dallas/Fort Worth chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM), the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) North Texas Chapter and the Foundation for the Young Women’s Leadership Academy in Fort Worth, where she serves as chairman of the board. She is an executive committee member of Dallas Executive Women’s Roundtable (EWR) and a member of Fort Worth’s Women Steering Business (WSB). Renee has previously served on the board of North Texas Public Broadcasting (NPR Affiliate) and was board chairman of the YWCA of both Fort Worth and Tarrant Counties and the Fort Worth Westside YMCA.
    • Renee was honored with the Association of Executive Search & Leadership Consultants’ prestigious Commitment to the Community Award in 2018, recognizing her excellence in executive search and leadership consulting together with her strong commitment to community service and volunteerism toward charitable causes. She has been selected as a 2018 C-Suite Award Winner by the Fort Worth Business Press for her business leadership as well as the civic and social contributions she has made to the community of Fort Worth and its organizations.
    • Renee is a frequent speaker at the HMG Strategy CIO Summits around the country, and is a prolific business writer, having written a monthly column for CIO Decisions magazine and been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, CareerJournal.com, IT World, Network World and Business Process Outsourcing: The Competitive Advantage (Wiley 2005). She was honored among the finalists in D CEO’s 2016 CIO/CTO Awards in the Technology Advocate category.
    • Renee earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from Trinity University and studied at Parsons School of Design in Paris. She and her husband, Michael, live in Fort Worth.

  • Patrick Benoit
    Global Chief Information Security Officer
    Brink's

    Patrick was the Global Business Information Security Officer for CBRE currently focused on GWS. He was formerly the Deputy CISO for Cheetah Digital. He is a Security & Privacy Executive, Writer, Speaker, Knowledge Provider and Seeker. He has been an Executive Business Partner at Experian; a Customer Delivery Executive and Service Delivery Leader at Dell; and owned a technology consulting company. He is certified as C/CISO, CISM, CISSP, CRISC, PMP, ITIL Expert, and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. He is a commercial pilot and flight instructor. He studies and teaches Aikido, rides motorcycles, Scuba dives, and his favorite teaching is “From Chaos Comes Greatness,” a loose translation from the “I Ching”.

  • Nellson Burns
    VP, IS, BU CIO
    Mohawk Industries (Dal-Tile)

    Nellson Burns moved to Dallas in 2007 from Houston to become Holly Corporation’s Vice President of Information Technology.  Holly Corporation is an independent petroleum refiner and marketer producing high-value products such as gasoline, diesel and jet fuel as well as specialty lubricants, oil and waxes.  Holly has major refinery operations New Mexico, Utah and Oklahoma that drive revenues above 8 billion dollars per year.  Nellson, a rising star in the Metroplex IT community, was recruited by Holly for this role at the age of 32.  Nellson helped complete the successful implementation of a comprehensive SAP software suite in 2007.  When Holly acquired two significant refineries within seven months in 2009 and doubled its refining capacity, Nellson successfully spearheaded the rapid business and technology integration efforts, including integrating the new refineries into SAP with a 4 week period.  He will get the chance to leverage these integration skills again, as Holly plans to merge with Frontier Oil Corporation in the early 3rdquarter this year.  Prior to joining Holly, Nellson was with Ernst & Young’s, then CapGemini’s, Oil & Gas SAP practice for nine years, were he “refined” his IT leadership skills.  Nellson serves as a member of the SIM DFW Chapter Board, and is the chairman of the global advisory council for SAP’s for Oil & Gas sector.  He is also on the advisory board for the Terry Foundation, the state’s largest private source of full academic scholarships.

  • Kevin Christ
    Partner
    Concentre

    Kevin Christ is a partner with Concentre, a boutique consultancy focused on complex digital & IT strategy and business transformation in mid-cap and large-cap enterprises.  Kevin has been in business technology consulting for over 30 years, working with over 100 companies in that span.  He focuses on digital and technology strategy, innovation, complex project management / rescue, quality assurance, leadership coaching, and IT transformation. His four assignments as Acting CIO further cemented his knowledge of IT leadership. He is a frequent speaker at CIO conferences and DFW-area universities and serves on multiple technology advisory boards.

  • Mignona Cote
    Chief Security Officer
    NetApp

    Mignona Cote is a proven problem solver with a unique ability to find, assess and fix information security vulnerabilities across a variety of industries. With more than two decades of experience in information security, risk management, compliance and auditing, Mignona helps Fortune 50 companies ensure the security of their data. She has a proven track record of transforming technical operations and building strategic solutions for companies like Aetna, Bank of America, PepsiCo and Verizon. Her expertise spans incident response, vulnerability management, access management, vendor management, risk and compliance, as well as auditing. She has completely reshaped secured solutions throughout large enterprise networks.

  • Alain Espinosa
    Sr. Business Information Security Officer
    Rent-a-Center

    Alain leverages his 20+ years as a cybersecurity and IT professional to systematically reduce risk in organizations by developing and implementing innovative enterprise security programs. His experience spans a range of industries and includes global companies such as Google and Siemens.

    Currently, Alain is the Sr. Business Information Security Officer at Rent-A-Center. In this role, he works with company leaders to assess cyber risk and ensure the security of critical information assets and IT operations across business units.

    Alain is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM). He is also a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University's CISO Program and the FBI's CISO Academy.

    Alain is a former Board Director for InfraGard, a national nonprofit organization that partners with the FBI to secure critical national infrastructure. During his tenure, he helped oversee the governance of 77 chapters with over 70,000 members.

    Alain has been featured on NBC News, speaking about security threats and countermeasures. Additionally, he has written for multiple publications on cybersecurity topics and has presented as a keynote speaker at conferences across the country.

  • Edward Gustenhoven
    EVP/CIO
    Dal-Tile

    A transformational Chief Information / Technology Officer and M&A executive who has dealt with technology and value-chain disruptions, providing strategic direction and timely execution at world-class organizations in multiple industries. 30+ years of IT leadership at industry leading organizations with rotations in key aspects of IT (strategy, pre/post-merger integration, ERP/CRM delivery, Enterprise Architecture, Operations, Business Process and Cyber Security).

    Led the delivery of large scale IT solutions for multiple business transformation initiatives leveraging multiple on premise and cloud technologies (SAP, Microsoft AX, JD Edwards, Salesforce and various other SaaS/PaaS platforms) in the areas of Sales, Marketing, Order Fulfillment, Supply Chain Management, Finance, Human Resources and Operations.

    Recognized thought leader in Business Relationship Management and Partnering. Key resource for Due Diligence, M&A activities, IPO Readiness, strategy and delivery.

    Experiencing leading global teams - international hands-on management in Asia, Europe, South American and North America. Managed globally distributed teams with successful turnaround of underperformance to high performing business partners. Experienced with on/offshore outsourcing.

    Recognized as a strong collaborative leader, change agent and transformational leader with a strong focus on partnering with the business and business leaders.

    Demonstrated delivery of digital transformation and business growth innovation through technology

  • Blake Holman
    Chief Information Officer
    BBG

    Blake has over 20 years of experience leading Information Technology Strategy, Development and Operations for several public and private companies in the Consulting, Telecommunications and Financial Services industries. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Southern Methodist University, and a Strategic IT Management Certificate from the Scandinavian International Management Institute in Copenhagen, Denmark. In April 2011, Blake received Ryan’s inaugural Innovatus Award, recognizing the employee that exemplifies the Ryan brand commitment to delivering “Innovative Solutions to Taxing Problems”. Blake consistently demonstrated an innovative approach to improving client efficiency, effectiveness, and results through a suite of technology-based productivity improvement tools and processes leveraged throughout the field for delivering client value and tax savings.

  • Stuart Kippelman
    CIO
    Parsons Corporation

    Stuart Kippelman is the Chief Information Officer of Parsons Corporation, one of the world’s leading digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, intelligence, and critical infrastructure markets. He is responsible for the global IT function, including leading all aspects of Parsons information technology strategy and operations, including digital business transformation. He plays a crucial role in the implementation of critical capabilities to serve Parsons’ customers, leveraging his experience in global transformations, business intelligence, data mining, and cloud computing to advance commercial offerings.

     Prior to joining Parsons, Stuart was Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Platform Specialty Products, Covanta Energy and Biotest.  For his transformational work, Stuart has received numerous prestigious industry recognitions including Top 100 CIO's in STEM 2015, Computerworld’s 2014 Premier IT Leader Award and the CIO.com Top 100 Award in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

    Prior to joining Covanta, Stuart held many leadership and technical roles of increasing responsibility at Johnson & Johnson.  He was Corporate Director of Technology M&A and Emerging Market Growth, CIO/CTO of Health & Wellness, Vice President of Global Infrastructure Technology Engineering, and Development, as well as other roles in engineering, architecture, research, portfolio management, deployment and operations.

    Stuart holds multiple patents in data mining, analytics and Business Intelligence.  He is actively engaged in helping guide and develop the next generation of IT leadership and serves as a career mentor both for Columbia University's Executive Master of Science in Technology Management program, as well as the CIO Executive Council Pathways program.

  • Andy Laudato
    Chief Operating Officer
    The Vitamin Shoppe

    Andrew Laudato started his career as a computer programmer and quickly realized he was as passionate about business as he is about technology. The intersection of business and technology is where innovation happens and where people and companies succeed.

    After spending more than 20 years as a CIO/CTO, Laudato currently serves as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of The Vitamin Shoppe. In this role, he leads operations across digital commerce, information technology, enterprise portfolio management, supply chain, strategic sourcing, and commercialization.

    Laudato is a member of the CNBC technology executive council, the New York City CIO executive council, and a founding member of the George Mason University's Center for Retail Transformation. In addition, he serves on the board of Lideranca, a private company focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

    Mr. Laudato shares decades of experience, wisdom, and lessons learned in his recently published book, Fostering Innovation: How to Build an Amazing IT Team, available at local bookstores, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, and on andrewlaudato.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • Ajay Patel
    Vice President, Business & Technology Services
    Mary Kay, Inc.

    I have been at Mary Kay Inc. since 1999 and currently serving in the role of Director of Data & Infrastructure Services. Focused on developing and transforming the organization over the last couple of years with a high focus on automation, cloud, and revolutionizing infrastructure in the data center. In my current role, I am responsible for Database Systems, Data Centers, Data Protection, Operations, Platforms, Storage, Private Cloud and Public Cloud Strategy with a key focus around transforming each of these areas to keep up with the business needs and industry changes.


  • 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.

  • Tanweer Surve
    Control Sr. Officer - Technology CTO (Cloud)
    Wells Fargo

    Strategic and delivery-focused senior technology leader, Tanweer brings deep subject matter expertise in the areas of Cloud Computing, Cybersecurity, and Governance, Risks & Compliance management.

    Over 20 years of proven track record in IT & Business, executing various leadership roles and delivering complex Global IT Digital Transformation Programs across various parts of the world with his Technical and Business Management expertise in Enterprise Architecture, Cloud Technologies, and Security.

    He drives alignment of resources, processes and systems to seamlessly support and advance the business strategy through innovation and technology transformation by following Security by Design principles.

    Tanweer holds a MBA in Business Development and a Bachelor’s in Engineering with a major in Fiber Optics Telecommunication.

  • Thomas Sweet
    CIO
    Industrial Refrigeration Pros

    Tom is passionate about digital transformation, DevOps, mobile solutions, leadership and attacking the talent shortage head-on by reskilling and investing in his teams.

    Tom is responsible for the Quality Assurance team at General Motors Financial where he leads approximately 150 software developers and QA Analysts supporting the websites and eCommerce mobile apps, loan servicing and originations systems, ERP, and internal applications. Prior to GM Financial, Tom worked at Travelport and Maptek, leading global teams at both companies. He has also worked at Microsoft in the Office and SQL Server divisions, and prior to that, at aQuantive, Sequoia Voting Systems, GTE Internetworking, Digital/Compaq and NEC Computer Systems Division.

    Tom holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, and a Citation in Geostatistics from the University of Alberta. He holds Professional Engineer’s licenses in several states. He also has earned the ISC (2) CSSLP security certification, ITIL v3 Foundations, along with the MCSD, MCPD, MCAD, MCDBA and MCSE certifications from Microsoft. 

  • Denis Zerr
    CIO
    Radiology Partners

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April 6, 2023, 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM ET

7:30 - 8:30 AM 

Breakfast and Networking


8:30 - 8:50 AM                                                                            

Welcome and Introduction

Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy


8:50 - 9:20 AM

HMG Innovation Accelerator


9:20 - 9:35 AM

 

EXECUTIVE FIRESIDE CHAT:  Bhavin Shah, CEO & Founder, Moveworks interviewed by Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy


9:35 – 10:10 AM                                                                                          

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

MODERATOR: Tom Sweet, CIO, Industrial Refrigeration Pros

Srini Alagarsamy, VP of Digital, GM Financial

Ajay Patel, Vice President, Business & Technology Services, Mary Kay Inc.

Ed Gustenhoven, CIO, Dal-Tile Corporation

Additional panelists being confirmed

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


10:15 – 10:35 AM                                                                              

 

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


10:35 – 11:05 AM                                                                               

 

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

MODERATOR: Kevin Christ, Interim Chief Information & Digital Leader, Stream Realty Partners

TBD, Tangoe

Gertrude Van Horn, SVP & CIO, NCH Corporation

Additional panelists being confirmed

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.

11:05 - 11:30 AM                                                                                 

 

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


11:30 – 11:50 AM                                                                                

 

EXECUTIVE FIRESIDE CHAT:  TBD


11:50 AM - 1:00 PM                                                                            

 

Lunch and Networking

SIM Dallas Update

HMG 2023 Global Leadership Institute Award Presentation and Photo

Patrick Benoit, Global Chief Information Security Officer, Brink's Inc.

Nellson Burns, Co-Owner, Destination IT, LLC

Stuart Kippelman, CIO & Commercial Cybersecurity Business Leader, Parsons Corporation

MIgnona Cote, Chief Security Officer, NetApp

Mike Anderson, CDO & CIO, Netskope


1:00 – 1:15 PM                                                                                   

 

DIGITAL INTERVIEW SPOTLIGHT: TBD


1:15 - 1:50 PM      

 

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Reimagining Cybersecurity to Safeguard the Enterprise

MODERATOR: Blake Holman, CIO, BBG Real Estate

Michael Anderson, CDO & CIO, Netskope

Patrick BenoitGlobal Chief Information Security Officer, Brink's Inc.

MIgnona Cote, Chief Security Officer, NetApp

Alain Espinosa, Sr. Business Information Security Officer, Rent-A-Center

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.


1:50 – 2:10 PM 
                                                                               

EXECUTIVE FIRESIDE CHAT:  Andy Laudato, Chief Operating Officer, The Vitamin Shoppe interviewed by Renee Arrington, President & COO, Pearson Partners International


2:10 - 2:15 PM

 

HMG 2023 Global Leadership Institute Award Presentation


2:15 – 2:35 PM  

 

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners                                                                                  


2:35 – 3:10 PM                                                                                   

BREAKTHROUGH INSIGHTS PANEL:  Optimizing the Customer-Centric AI-Driven Enterprise

MODERATOR: Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy

Chris Andrews, Chief Information Officer, Unleashed Brands

Tanweer Surve, Technology CTO (Cloud), Wells Fargo

Additional panelists being confirmed

A looming recession and softening business conditions have prompted many senior leadership teams to focus on cost cutting. Nevertheless, business technology leaders are still being counted upon to help drive innovation and to create new revenue opportunities. One way to do that is by leveraging artificial intelligence tools to unearth fresh insights into customer preferences and shifting behaviors that can then spur new business opportunities ahead of the market. 

In this executive panel discussion, world-class CIOs, technology leaders and industry executives share their recommendations for utilizing customer data and AI to mine new business opportunities and to monetize data more effectively.


3:10 – 3:20 PM                                                                                   

 

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


3:20 – 3:55 PM                                                                                    

 

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Proven Winners: HMG Awards Recipients Share What’s Working in Innovation, Collaboration, Cost Cutting & Customer Intimacy

MODERATOR:  Tony LengManaging Director, Practice Lead and OMPDiversified Search

Stuart Kippelman, CIO & Commercial Cybersecurity Business Leader, Parsons Corporation

Nellson Burns, Co-Owner, Destination IT, LLC

Additional panelists being confirmed

Companies such as Apple and Amazon are often lauded for their ability to innovate and to identify new products and services that customers will want – often ahead of the market and with groundbreaking market-making consequences. But for most companies, this is just a pipe dream as they are challenged by a variety of factors that can stymie their progress, including internal bureaucracy, a fear of change, lack of ownership and other barriers to success. 

In this illuminating discussion, current and prior recipients of HMG Strategy’s leadership and transformation awards will share the steps their companies have taken to succeed with innovation as well as enterprise-wide collaboration, cost-cutting initiatives and customer intimacy efforts.


3:55 - 4:00 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/

Platinum Partners

  • Tangoe

    Tangoe is the leading technology expense and asset management solution. Tangoe seamlessly integrates with hundreds of providers globally to deliver the reporting and insights needed by enterprises of all sizes and scales. Fueled by an innovative automation framework and unified customer experience, Tangoe optimizes spend and resources across telecom, mobile, cloud, and IoT. For more information on the power of Tangoe and how it can transform your business, visit www.tangoe.com or connect with the company on LinkedIn and Twitter.

    https://www.tangoe.com/
  • Phosphorus Cyber Security

    Phosphorus Cybersecurity® is the leading xTended Security of Things™ platform designed to secure the rapidly growing and often unmonitored Things of the enterprise xIoT landscape.

    https://phosphorus.io

Gold Partners

  • Aptum

    Aptum is a hybrid multi-cloud managed service provider delivering complex and high-performance cloud solutions with an integrated secure network. Using its Data As Infrastructure™ approach, Aptum solves complex technology challenges with total solutions and tailored options that drive tangible business outcomes and maximize the value of its clients’ technology investments. Aptum’s cloud and global network solutions, underpinned with expert managed and professional services, offer genuine choice and adaptability with international reach spanning North America, Latin America, Europe and the United Kingdom.

    https://www.aptum.com
  • 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

  • Apptio

    Apptio is the leading software to fuel digital transformation. We help technology and finance leaders make smart decisions as they plan, analyze, and optimize technology investments in pursuit of digital transformation.  Apptio’s software uses machine learning to translate technology costs and utilization across on-premises systems, vendors, projects, agile and cloud systems into a holistic, business-centric view. With Apptio, IT leaders make smarter digital transformation investments.

    http://www.apptio.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
  • 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
  • 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/
  • 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
  • Menlo Ventures

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

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

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

    https://www.sequoiacap.com

Association Partners

  • SIM Dallas

    Founded in 1983, the Dallas/Fort Worth Area Chapter of SIM is the regional organization for top information executives in North Texas. Its membership includes senior information technology executives from more than 140 local private and public industry organizations, government agencies, and universities. Members gather monthly to engage in conversations with top practitioners, industry leaders, and nationally recognized experts in information systems and management practices. Our social hour and dinner-meeting format provide ample opportunity to discuss important managerial and technical issues and to network with their peers from industry and government. Meetings are generally held on the first Monday of each month (except July) with a traditional year-end Holiday Banquet and Awards ceremony held in December. Members also enjoy a vendor-sponsored Golf Tournament each May. For more information please contact membership@sim-dfw.org.

Brookhaven Country Club

Dallas

3333 Golfing Green Drive

Farmers Branch, TX 75234

 

The CIO Executive Leadership Summit is created for CIOs/IT leaders. It also has a strong appeal to leaders interested in better positioning their organizations and themselves for what's ahead in business and achieving 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 the 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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