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Visionary Leadership: Securing a Resilient Modern Day Enterprise

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. One of the impacts for CISOs and security leaders are potential budget cutbacks on cybersecurity software, staff and services.

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 visionary leadership skills to inspire their teams. Meanwhile, security leaders will need to remain laser focused on new ransomware, phishing and crypto mining attacks amidst budgetary pressures.

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

  • Security Innovation - Understanding the Risk Profile of the C-Suite
  • How Upcoming SEC Regulations Impact CXOs and the Board
  • The Partner Puzzle - How Many is Too Many?
  • Trends in Security Talent Search
  • Combatting the Nation-State Axis of Evil

Global economic challenges are creating unique opportunities for security 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 other cyber technologies to help safeguard the business and enable the company to win in tumultuous times.

  • Roota Almeida
    Head of Security Governance
    Amazon Stores

    Roota Almeida is the Head of Security Governance at Amazon Stores where she leads the Security, Governance and Risk Management area to drive transformative changes and enhance information security program effectiveness. With over 15 years of experience in establishing and maintaining global security strategies, architectures, standards, and compliance, Roota is a recognized industry thought leader. Prior to Amazon, Roota has served as a CISO for Covanta and then for Delta Dental of NJ and CT and held security leadership positions at Merck and Pfizer. She serves on the Board of Advisors at several organizations, sits as a governing body chair, is an SC Magazine awards judge and also moonlights as a Faculty.

  • Radhika Bajpai
    Senior Director, Global Head of Technology & Information Security Assurance

    Radhika Bajpai is an enthusiastic, results-driven entrepreneurial leader and business partner who thrives on building teams focused on setting and surpassing aggressive goals in challenging environments. Radhika is a Senior Executive with 20+ years of financial services experience performing financial, operational, compliance, and regulatory internal control reviews, risk assessments, analysis, and risk mitigation.

    Radhika has expertise in Risk Management, Control Oversight, Strategic Planning, Regulatory Response, Operational Risk, Project Management, Compliance, Recovery and Resolution, Business Continuity Planning, Sarbanes Oxley (SOX), Risk and Control Self-Assessment (RCSA), SSAE18/SOC1 domains. She is an IT risk and cybersecurity professional with exceptional interpersonal skills and “hands-on” experience in information risk management, incident response, policy development, regulatory compliance, and training & awareness program development.

    Radhika has led external Audit Assurance programs with responsibility for continuous control monitoring and data analytics in various top-tier global financial institutions like Goldman Sachs and Bank of New York Mellon. Radhika is currently the Global Lead of Risk and Controls Assurance at Google Cloud

    Throughout her career, Radhika has led various projects in designing IT general controls following NIST Cybersecurity, ISACA COBIT, and Unified Compliance frameworks including access and entitlement management, change management, technical operations, and physical security domains. Radhika has a keen understanding of national and international laws, regulations, policies, and ethics related to cybersecurity controls in the financial industry. In 2019, she also completed her second Master’s degree in Cybersecurity Risk & Strategy from NYU School of Law and NYU Tandon School of Engineering.

    Radhika is an experienced Public Speaker and an Advisory Board Member currently serving on the Board of Sightline Security and ThriveDX (formerly HackerU). Radhika is a 2022 Women in Power Fellow of 92nd Street Y’s Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact fellowship program to support senior-level women advancing to the highest levels of leadership across sectors. She is also an active member of the ISACA New York Metropolitan Chapter. Radhika has been a session presenter, panelist, and judge in various industry events and seminars organized by multiple renowned institutions.

  • Vlad Brodsky
    CISO and SVP, IT Operations, Infrastructure
    OTC Markets Group Inc.

    Vlad Brodsky is the Chief Information Security Officer and SVP of IT Operations and Infrastructure at OTC Markets Group, a regulated publicly traded financial institution that operates the world’s largest electronic marketplace for OTC-traded equities. Vlad’s responsibilities include leading the firm’s information security strategy, program, and processes as well as running the firm’s IT operations and infrastructure. In his eight years with OTC Markets Group, Vlad has been instrumental in improving the firm’s technology processes and creating a risk-based information security program that is designed to satisfy business and regulatory requirements.

    Vlad has expertise in Information Security, Risk Management, IT Infrastructure Management and Financial Services. Prior to OTC Markets Group, Vlad worked as a Chief Security Officer at Innovest Systems, a SaaS provider in the Trust Accounting and Wealth Management space, where he was responsible for all Information Security.

    Vlad has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Economics from Brandeis University, an MBA in Finance, Entrepreneurship and Innovation from NYU Leonard N. Stern School of Business, holds the CCISO, CISSP, CRISC, DDN Boardroom QTE, PMP certifications and FINRA Series 7, 24, 99 and SIE licenses.

  • Michael Coden
    Senior Advisor
    Boston Consulting Group

    Michael Coden is a Managing Director at Boston Consulting Group (BCG) Platinion, the arm of BCG that specializes in business-critical IT architecture, digital transformation, risk management, and cybersecurity solutions. Joining in May 2016, Michael has been instrumental in growing BCG Platinion North America from $30 million to $200 million in sales, and is a Global Leader of Cybersecurity for B of BCG’s Cybersecurity Practice. Michael advises Boards, CEO’s, and C-suite executives at companies in telecommunications, media, technology, financial services, insurance, manufacturing, consumer packaged goods, healthcare, pharma, and other industries.

    Michael is also Associate Director of the MIT research consortium: Cybersecurity at MIT Sloan (http://cams.mit.edu), which he co-founded in 2014. CAMS currently has 25 research sponsors including: Google, Microsoft, ExxonMobil, Cisco, SWIFT, State Street Bank, Liberty Mutual, Verizon, and others. From 2003 through 2016, Michael was Vice President of NextNine (now Honeywell), an Israeli technology company where he was recruited by the Board to lead US operations and global sales, developing C-suite relationships with ABB, ExxonMobil, Honeywell, Rockwell Automation, Schneider Electric, Shell Oil, Yokogawa Electric, and others, tripling sales two years in a row. During 1999 through 2003 Michael was an independent consultant with selected assignments including: serving as interim CEO leading a successful turn-around of Digital Fairways Corporation (acquired by DXC/HP/EDS), a leading telecom and enterprise operational support system (OSS) software company by reducing costs and increasing sales approximately 10-fold; developing new business strategies for SMARTS (acquired by Dell/EMC) in the cable TV industry. In 1979 Michael co-founded, was CEO, and Board Chairman of Codenoll Technology Corporation, a leading fiber optics and networking company, that went public in 1980. Codenoll was acquired by ADC Telecommunications (now Arris) in 1996, where Michael continued for four years as Vice President of Marketing and Technology, increasing sales of Metropolitan Area Networks and Cable TV backbones to $300 million. Prior to Codenoll/ADC, Michael was Division Manager for Optical Information Systems (OIS) a subsidiary of Exxon, where his organization became the third company (after AT&T and Hitachi) to produce commercially viable semiconductor lasers. OIS was acquired by McDonnell Douglas. Prior to OIS, Michael was CIO of Maher Terminals (now Maersk), where he designed and implemented advanced automation of the second largest container shipping terminal in Port Elizabeth, NJ. He began his career as a hardware/software engineer at Hewlett Packard and Digital Equipment Corporation.

    Board and Advisory Positions:

    • Advisor to the National Security Council on the development of Executive Order 13636 and Presidential Policy Directive 21, on Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, receiving a letter of appreciation from the White House for his leadership.
    • Member, Advisory Board HMG Strategy CIO and CISO Summits
    • Technology Advisor, B Capital Group, Venture Capital
    • Community of Chairmen, World Economic Forum, developed and conducted cybersecurity training
    • Member, the Business Committee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, NY
    • Member, Executive Advisory Board of Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn (now NYU Engineering)
    • Advisor, SenaHill Investment Group, LLC, Fin-Tech investments
    • Entrepreneur in Residence at SAS Investors evaluating and advising technology investments for Canaan Partners, Rho Capital, and Sevin Rosen funds.

    Michael has published numerous scholarly articles and a book, appeared on radio and television discussing advanced technologies and their business impact, and holds 16 patents in semiconductor devices, fiber optics, networking, and high efficiency cybersecure data protocols.

    Michael has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from MIT, a Master’s in Business Administration from Columbia University, and a Master’s in Applied Mathematics from the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at NYU. Michael received an Award of Merit from the American Chemical Society, and an Award of Merit from the Laser Institute of America. 

  • Mignona Cote
    Chief Security Officer

    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.

  • Robert Field
    Former VP of Global Information Technology and Digital Solutions

    As an Information Technology Executive, I work closely with clients and partners to develop comprehensive strategic plans that anticipate future challenges and capitalize on emerging opportunities. I empower organizations to transform and thrive in the modern digital landscape through careful analysis and proactive adaptation.

    Throughout my career, I have witnessed some major transformations in the industry. From the days of client/server and emergence of the world wide web to today’s virtual data centers and AI, I have experienced first-hand the critical role technology plays in ensuring business continuity.

    My background includes executive leadership roles where I've worked closely with my teams to help them understand how technology transforms and touches every aspect of the business.

    With this experience, I am able to work closely with my customers because I recognize all businesses face similar challenges, from growth and risk mitigation to taking care of their people and satisfying customer needs.

    I am a trusted advisor to clients, ensuring their unique needs are met with customized, effective solutions, and I take pride in guiding my team to deliver maximum value to our clients.

    Today, I remain at the forefront of innovation, guiding clients through the ever-evolving landscape of machine learning, AI, and virtual data centers that have become the hallmarks of digital business.

  • Cindy Finkelman
    Managing Director
    Alvarez & Marsal

    Cindy is a senior executive with 20+ years of diversified management, technology and operations experience and has a proven track record of designing and delivering technology driven transformational programs in many blue-chip firms, including Factset, New York Life Insurance Company, ALICO, Merrill Lynch, Marsh & McLennan, Prudential, Booz Allan & Hamilton and MetLife. Cindy’s passion is for people development. She has sponsored various mentoring programs and Women in Technology initiatives.

    Cindy has an MBA from NYU in Corporate Strategy/Entrepreneurship, and a BS from SUNY/Albany. Cindy is a Board member of the Society for Information Management (SIM) NY chapter, actively participates in SIM Women and serves on the Board of Success Academy.

  • Kostas Georgakopoulos
    Global CTO & CISO
    Mondelēz International

  • Dan Gorecki
    Chief Information Security Officer
    Ascot Group

    Daniel Gorecki is the Chief Information Security Officer at Ascot Group Limited, a specialty insurance & reinsurance organization.  In this role he leads a global team overseeing the company's cyber security, and data privacy functions for the organization.  Prior to joining Ascot Group in November 2020, he held the role of CISO at Aramark Services and both CISO and CIO roles at Intercept Pharmaceuticals.  Dan maintains the certification for Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE), has completed SIM's Regional Leadership Forum for IT Executives, and holds a B.E. in Computer Engineering from Stony Brook University.  


  • Igor Gorelik
    SUNY Downstate Medical Center

    Experienced, energetic, and engaging Information Security leader with 25+ years in IT and Cybersecurity across multiple verticals: such as Financial, Health Care, State and Local Government, and Higher Education. 

    Strong believer that Cybersecurity is a critical business function partnering with Compliance and Enterprise Risk Management. 

    CISO at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University (Since December of 2019)

    Former CISO of NYCERS (3 years) and NYC Law Department (10 years) 

  • Rocco Grillo
    Managing Director - Global Cyber Risk Services & Incident Response Investigation
    Alvarez & Marsal

    Cybersecurity Executive Leader with extensive experience leading teams and providing clients with cybersecurity advisory services, incident response investigations, and other technical services, as well as guidance to C-Suite and Board level clients. I serve as a trusted advisor and partner to clients, law enforcement and government agencies, law firms, and industry organizations to address cybersecurity matters including incident response & forensics investigations, as well as vulnerability and threat management matters. He is a Ponemon Institute Fellow and affiliate board advisor to industry organizations including FS-ISAC, Retail-CISC, NH-ISAC as well as other ISACS, and member of the Shared Assessments Steering Committee Board. He has also served on the CLM Cyber Liability Council, the Board of Directors of the NY ISSA, the IT Policy Compliance Group, and the (i-4) Research Committee and he has been Interviewed / quoted in CNNMoney, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The London Times, Thomson Reuters, and other industry publications.

  • Fred Harris
    Head of Cybersecurity Risk, Data Risk and IT Risk
    Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Banking

    Fred Harris is an accomplished Technology Executive with over 30 years of cross-industry experience in the Professional Services, Financial Services, Technology, Media, Telecommunications, Retail, Manufacturing, Hospitality, Performing Arts and Healthcare industries. Fred is currently the Head of Cybersecurity and Technology Risk at Société Générale. In this role Fred is responsible for the Second Line of Defense for all Technology Risk (Algorithmic Trading Risk, Cybersecurity Risk, Business Continuity Risk, Data Risk and IT Risk). Fred received both his Bachelor of Science and MBA from NYIT where he is also an Adjunct Professor, member of the Executive Counsel for School of Management and serves on the Executive Board of the Alumni Association.     

  • Emily Heath
    General Partner

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

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

  • Chris Holden
    Senior Vice President & CISO
    Crum & Forster

    Chris Holden is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Crum & Forster, a leading national property, casualty and accident & health insurer with a large, diversified specialty platform. In his role, Chris is responsible for the day-to-day security of the organizations information systems and data while adhering to regulatory requirements. Chris started his career as a Forensics Analyst for Hewlett-Packard’s Global Cybersecurity team. While at HP he ran digital evidence collections for internal investigations related to e-discovery matters, breach incident response, HR and policy investigations. After leaving HP, Chris moved on to consulting roles where he worked on both incident response engagements as well as proactive services, helping build and assess security programs for globally recognized organizations. Chris received his Bachelor’s degree in Cyber & Information Security from Utica College of Syracuse University.

  • Todd Inskeep
    Founder & Executive Cybersecurity Advisor
    Incovate Solutions

    Todd brings years of security leadership and innovation experience managing cyber risk and delivering business results. He’s been a CISO, lead cybersecurity assessments globally and delivered in multiple industries, including high tech, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, and financial services.

  • Helen Kogan
    Executive Director
    NPower New York and New Jersey

    As Executive Director, Helen leads the strategic plan and vision for NPower NY and NJ, including overseeing key partnerships, development, and high-level program administration. She has been with NPower since 2014 and an Executive Director since 2017. Helen believes that NPower serves as an invaluable connection between talent that needs direction and opportunity to thrive and industry that is looking for a diverse, tech talent pipeline. Before NPower, Helen honed her workforce development skills as Director of Career Services at three colleges in New York. At these schools, her passion for helping students navigate their careers blossomed into a life-long ambition. Helen holds a BFA in Drama from New York University.  

  • Matthew Lagana
    Managing Director, CTO, & CISO

    Mr. Lagana is a Managing Director at MBIA Inc, a leading financial services company, where he holds the dual responsibility of CTO & CISO. In this capacity, he serves as chair of the firm's Enterprise Security & Technology Council and is a standing member of the company’s Enterprise Risk & Compliance Committee. His experience extends across all areas of IT, with deep subject matter expertise in:

    • Information Security
    • Risk Management
    • Business Continuity / Disaster Recovery
    • Corporate Governance
    • Operational Risk
    • Audit / Compliance
    • Technology Infrastructure and Operations

    Mr. Lagana is an accredited Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and holds a Master’s degree in Management & Systems from NYU. He also serves on the Board for the Fairfield / Westchester Society of Information Management (FWSIM), where he has contributed to the organization's efforts to be the premier network for IT Leadership. Additionally, he serves on Technology/Cybersecurity Advisory Boards for Iona College and Pace University, where he advises on curriculum development and industry trends.

  • David Mahon
    Global CISO

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

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

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

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

  • Hunter Muller
    Founder and CEO
    HMG Strategy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Shamla Naidoo
    Head of Cloud Strategy
    Board Director, QBE, SAC, and Reference Point

    Shamla Naidoo is an accomplished information security executive with more than 25 years of experience. Previously she was the Global Chief Information Security Officer of IBM, responsible for safeguarding IBM globally including all its business units and brands. She was responsible for IBM's overall information security program, which includes the company’s information risk and security strategies, planning, governance, architecture, and operations.

    Prior to joining IBM, Shamla was Vice President of Information Risk and Security at Starwood Hotels and Resorts. Previous roles include Chief Information Officer, Chief Information Security Officer and Chief Risk Officer at leading companies including WellPoint, Northern Trust and ABN AMRO.

    Shamla is an adjunct law professor, developing and teaching courses in information technology, cybersecurity and privacy law. She also has a license to practice law in both Illinois and Washington DC.

    Shamla holds a bachelor's degree in Information Systems and Economics from the University of South Africa, and a Juris Doctor degree from John Marshall Law School.

  • August Pelliccio
    Associate Editor
    HMG Strategy


  • Kevin Powers, J.D.
    Director, MS in Cybersecurity Policy & Governance Assistant Professor of the Practice, Business Law and Society Department
    Boston College

    Kevin is the founder and Director of the M.S. in Cybersecurity Policy and Governance Program at Boston College, and an Assistant Professor of the Practice at Boston College Law School and in Boston College’s Carroll School of Management’s Business Law and Society Department. With over 20 years of combined law enforcement, military, national security, business, higher education, and teaching experience, he has worked as an analyst and an attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Navy, U.S. Department of Defense, law firms in Boston and Washington, D.C., and as the General Counsel for an international software company based in Seattle, Washington. Along with his teaching at Boston College, Kevin is a Research Affiliate at the MIT Sloan School of Management and he has taught courses at the U.S. Naval Academy, where he was also the Deputy General Counsel to the Superintendent. Kevin serves as a Trustee for the Board of Boston College High School, as a Member of the Boston College Law School Business Advisory Council, as a Director of the Board for Reading Cooperative Bank, and as an Advisor for HYCU, Inc. From 2016-2017, he was the Panel Lead for the Collegiate Working Group for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE). Kevin regularly provides expert strategic counsel and training for organizations regarding cybersecurity, privacy, and varying business concerns.  He also provides expert commentary on such matters for varying local, national, and international media outlets. 


  • Bala Rajagopalan

    Information security and risk management professional with repeated success in design, redesign, and launch of leading-edge security solutions addressing business objectives. Valued for thought leadership with a business-positive approach and a strong technical background in enterprise risk management, information security, and privacy. Repeated success in developing key continuous improvement strategies with high-impacting results using data-driven methodology with a risk-based approach. Able to translate complex security and compliance requirements, provides a unique perspective to information security, privacy, governance, and compliance.

    Specialties: Information Security; Enterprise Risk Management; Network Security; Emerging Technologies; Physical Security; Compliance; Risk Analysis; Incident Response; Operational Risk; Personnel Security; Disaster Recovery; Business Continuity Planning; Governance Models; Strategic & Tactical Planning; Budget Planning & Management; Cost Reduction Strategies; Project Management; Consulting Services; Operational Excellence; Partnership Building; Business Management

  • Raj Sargule
    Global Head of Information Security

  • Amiram Shachar
    Co-Founder & CEO

  • Yotam Segev
    Co-Founder & CEO

  • David Sheidlower
    VP & Chief Information Security & Privacy Officer
    Turner Construction Company

    David Sheidlower, CISSP, CISM, is Vice President and Chief Information Security and Privacy Officer for Turner Construction Company.  He has been a security officer in multiple industries including Health Care and Financial Services.  He has served on the policy committee of the State of New York Health Information Network and on the Alameda County Long Term Care planning committee.  He is currently on the editorial advisory board of Security Current and the advisory board for Rutgers University’s Cybersecurity Certification program. 

    Having provided Security leadership in both regulated and non-regulated settings, David focuses on the factors that measure an organization’s security posture and how to mature that posture.   He has combined the implementation of technical controls with the development of a security-aware culture within organizations. 

    He has published articles on many security topics, including the NIST Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity.  Most recently, he was the lead author of the CISOSConnect ebook on Vulnerability Management.

    He holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master’s from St. Mary’s College of California.

  • Sean Steele
    Co-Founder, Managing Partner

    Sean leads the finance, operations, marketing, HR, legal, and administration functions of Infolock. Prior to co-founding Infolock in 2005, Sean was a founding employee at four other technology startup companies, holding positions in sales, marketing, business development, and product management. He began his career as a technical writer with MicroStrategy, a business intelligence and data mining company, and received a B.A. in English Literature from The College of William & Mary.

    Sean holds the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and Certified in Risk and Information Security Control (CRISC) certifications, is active with B Sides, ISSA, and ISACA, and regularly supports local charities including the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC), Kennedy Krieger Institute, and the Arlington Street People’s Assistance Network (A-SPAN).

  • Vadim Supitskiy
    Chief Digital and Information Officer

    As Chief Digital and Information Officer of Forbes, Supitskiy focuses on ensuring that one of the world’s leading brands continues to stay at the forefront of technological innovation. A veteran of Forbes, Supitskiy works with all facets of the company – edit, growth, product, advertising, events and more – to deploy and optimize technology for the benefit of employees, audiences and marketing partners. He has also seamlessly led the team that managed the company’s migration to the cloud in record time while also simultaneously introducing a redesigned site and introducing a new CMS.

  • Erik Tomasi
    Managing Partner
    Symosis Security

  • Mike Towers
    Chief Digital Trust Officer
    Takeda Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.

    Mike was appointed Takeda’s first Chief Digital Trust Officer in April 2022, since joining as Chief Information Security Officer in August 2018. Mike is accountable to ensure Takeda meets its critically important security and trust responsibilities, as deeply embedded and as consistently as possible, in a rapidly disruptive landscape of data, digital and technology innovation across healthcare. Data and digital aspirations across life sciences present new challenges across privacy, security, ethical, and reputational risk areas. Digital Trust capabilities, platforms, and services will be expanded to reflect this critical shift in business strategy. Data, digital and cloud centricity underscores all parts of the biopharmaceutical value chain; Mike and his team are evolving to ensure the focus of protection extends to enabling and assuring Trust and Resiliency. As healthcare continues to extend data and digital products to providers, patients, donors, and other external stakeholders, the "users" will number in the tens of millions. Trust and reputation will be directly linked to these digital engagements. 

    Prior to joining Takeda, Mike was CISO at Allergan plc and before that, VP, Information Security Assurance at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).  He has led due diligence and integration efforts for more than 50 acquisition and divesture transactions throughout his career, including four major acquisitions and one significant divestiture each valued at more than $40 billion. 

    Mike was enshrined into the CSO Hall of Fame in 2021, recognized within HMG Strategy’s 2020 Global Technology Executives That Matter and 2019’s 100 Technology Executives to Watch and was awarded Information Security Executive of the Year within the Northeast region and Healthcare industry in 2020 and 2015.  He is a regular speaker, author, and expert panelist on digital trust, information risk, healthcare resiliency and cybersecurity.  Mike passionately advocates cross-industry sharing and collaboration and has served on the Board of Directors for the Health Information Security & Analysis Center (H-ISAC) since 2017.  Mike is a venture capital Board Advisor for Cyberstarts, and sits on the executive advisory boards for Okta, Armis and Palo Alto. 

    Mike holds an MBA from St. Joseph’s University and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of Notre Dame.  Mike splits his time between his home office in Cambridge, MA USA, and offices in Zurich and Tokyo. 

  • Yabing Wang
    VP and CISO

    Yabing Wang is the Deputy CISO at Carrier Corporation. She is responsible for security architecture, engineering and operations for all security domains including Identity and Access Management, Network, Endpoints, Cloud, Data, Application and other tools for cybersecurity management. Yabing is also leading security strategies and executions including the Office of CISO and Program Management Office.

    Yabing has more than 20 years of extensive experiences in technology and cybersecurity. She also has a track record of leading cybersecurity organizations, setting security strategies and delivering security capabilities to the enterprise. Yabing thrives to solve business problems and technical problems, and partner with all stakeholders to make security as a differentiator and value-add for the business. Prior to Carrier, Yabing was the Vice President of Global Security at Alight Solutions and the Chief Security Architect at Allstate Insurance Company. Yabing also worked at Netscape Communications after she obtained her Master’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


2023 New York Technology & CISO Executive Leadership Agenda


THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 2022    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM ET

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Registration and Networking Breakfast

9:00 - 9:20 AM

Welcome and Introduction

Hunter Muller, Founder & CEO, HMG Strategy

Rocco Grillo, Managing Director - Global Cyber Risk Services & Incident Response Investigation, Alvarez & Marsal

Erik Tomasi, Partner, Symosis Security

9:20 - 9:35 AM

EXECUTIVE FIRESIDE CHAT: Stretch Leadership for the Modern CISO

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

As cyber-attacks and data breaches continue to become more sophisticated, CISOs are finding that they need leadership skills beyond managing technology and safeguarding the organization. They also need to develop new leadership skills to communicate the impact of a data breach from a legal, regulatory, compliance and privacy standpoint. In this Fireside Chat with HMG Strategy Founder and CEO, Hunter Muller, and Global CISO at Deloitte Global, David Mahon, discuss the 'stretch leadership' skills that today's CISO needs to work effectively with the business while continuing to safeguard the enterprise.

9:35 - 9:55 AM

Coffee Break, Networking, Meet our Partners

9:55 - 10:35 AM


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

MODERATOR: Rocco Grillo, Managing Director - Global Cyber Risk Services & Incident Response Investigation, Alvarez & Marsal

Roota Almeida, Head of Security Governance, Amazon Stores

Chris Holden, Senior Vice President & CISO, Crum & Forster

Bala Rajagopalan, Global Chief Information Security Officer, Tradeweb

Hari Shah, CISO, Tapestry

Julien Soriano, Chief Information Security Officer, Box

It’s challenging to stay a step ahead of nation-state actors and other cyber criminals. But security can be positioned as a competitive advantage if it enables your company to be better prepared than your organization’s rivals. 

In this thought-provoking executive panel discussion, top-tier CISOs and security leaders will share best practices for moving beyond securing the organization along with examples of leading companies that have achieved a competitive edge. 

10:35 - 10:40 AM

HMG 2023 Global Leadership Institute Award Presentation 

David Mahon, Global CISO, Deloitte

10:40 - 11:00 AM

Coffee Break, Networking, Meet our Partners

11:00 - 11:40 PM

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Security in the Spotlight: How Will Upcoming SEC Regulations Impact the Roles of CXOs and the Board

MODERATOR: Kevin Powers, Director, MS in Cybersecurity Policy & Governance Assistant Professor of the Practice, Business Law and Society Department, Boston College

Matthew Lagana, Managing Director, CTO & CISO, MBIA

Fred Harris, Head of Cybersecurity Risk, Data Risk and IT Risk, Operational Risk Management - RISQ Americas, Societe Generale

Vlad Brodsky, CISO, SVP of IT Operations and Infratructure, OTC Markets Group

Radhika Bajpai, Senior Director, Global Head of Technology & Information Security Assurance, PayPal

Sean Steele, Co-Founder, Managing Partner, Infolock

The evolving threat landscape is forcing CISOs and information security leaders to re-think their approaches to safeguarding the enterprise. This includes applying new skill sets, new technologies and new ways of thinking to keep a step ahead of cyber-criminals and threat actors. These strategic changes require buy-in from the C-suite, line-of-business leaders and the Board of Directors – including the ability to communicate the rationale for these changes to obtain the support and investments that are needed.

In this Executive Panel discussion, world-class security leaders will share the steps they are taking to lead effectively at the executive level, along with fresh approaches they are taking to safeguard the enterprise in an ever-evolving threat landscape.

11:40 - 12:00

FIRESIDE CHAT: Are Critical Security Issues Lurking in your Developers’ Backlog?

Merav Bahat, Co-Founder & CEO, Dazz
James Chiappetta, Senior Vice President, Cybersecurity, Blackstone 

Cloud development creates a complicated, risky attack surface for security teams. CSPM, CWPP, and vulnerability scanners are firing thousands of alerts. Detection is easy, but prioritizing and fixing issues is painful and slow. The cause of the next incident could be in your backlog waiting for developers to take action. There is a faster, smarter way to do remediation. Learn how Blackstone is using AI and automation to get a unified risk view of code-to-cloud pipelines, find root causes and owners, and fix issues in days versus weeks.

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Networking Lunch and HMG Global Leadership Institute Awards Program

SIM NY Update

Cindy Finkelman, Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal

NPower Update

Vadim Supitskiy, Chief Digital and Information Officer, Forbes

Helen Kogan, Executive Director, NPower New York

HMG Global Leadership Institute Awards Program

Presented by:  Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy and August Pelliccio, Managing Editor - Digital, HMG Strategy

Roota Almeida, Head of Security Governance, Amazon Stores

Mignona Cote, Chief Security Officer, NetApp

1:00 - 1:30

START-UP SHOWCASE: The HMG Innovation Accelerator

MODERATOR: Emily Heath, General Partner, Cyberstarts

Amiram Shachar, Co-Founder & CEO, Upwind

Yotam Segev, Co-Founder & CEO, Cyera

Research conducted by HMG Strategy reveals that one of the top focus areas for technology executive leaders is how to continue to innovate in a demanding business and how to stay ahead of the curve with new emerging technologies. In this exclusive session, Emily Heath, General Partner, Cyberstarts asks the CEOs of some of the most innovative Cyber security startups what drives their mission to create meaningful companies, deliver lasting value and how their solutions are differentiated in the market. Joining Emily in this session are CEO’s from two companies who are re-defining the security industry in how you protect a modern cloud enabled enterprise.

1:30 - 1:50 PM


Coffee Break, Networking, Meet our Partners

1:50 - 2:20 PM

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Secure Your AI: Mitigating the Security Risks of Artificial Intelligence

MODERATOR: Michael Coden, Senior Advisor, Boston Consulting Group

Igor Gorelik, CISO, SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Dan Gorecki, CISO, Ascot Group

Raj Sargule, Global Head of Information Security, Christie's

Yabing Wang, VP, Chief Information Security Officer, Justworks

The field of artificial intelligence (AI) has seen remarkable advancements in recent years and is poised to revolutionize many aspects of our lives. However, as AI becomes increasingly integrated into our society, it also presents new cybersecurity challenges and risks.  

The panel discussion will delve into the various ways that AI is being used by both adversaries and cyber defense and cyber resilience. The panel will explore the challenges posed by AI, and practical actions you can take to ensure the safety and security and privacy of our increasingly connected world. 

2:20 - 2:25 PM

HMG 2023 Global Leadership Institute Award Presentation 

Robert Field, Former VP of Global IT, Precipart

2:25 - 2:45 PM

Coffee Break, Networking, Meet our Partners

2:45 - 3:05 PM

FIRESIDE CHAT: Defining a Modern Enterprise Security Strategy

Shamla Naidoo, Head of Cloud Strategy, Netskope, interviewed by Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy

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

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

3:05 - 3:40 PM


EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Deciphering the Biden Administration’s National Cybersecurity Strategy: Outlining Requirements for Software Product Security

MODERATOR: Todd Inskeep, Founder & Executive Cybersecurity Advisor, Incovate Solutions

David Sheidlower, Vice President, Chief Information Security & Privacy Officer, Turner Construction Company

Michael Coden, Senior Advisor, Boston Consulting Group

Kostas Georgakopoulos, Global CTO & CISO, Mondelez International

Paul M Tiao, Deputy General Counsel, White House Office of the National Cyber Director

On March 2, the Biden Administration released its long-awaited National Cybersecurity Strategy. Under the proposed guidelines, the White House plans to work with Congress and the private sector to develop legislation that would prevent software companies from disowning responsibility for the security of their products or services. In addition, the U.S. government is expected to work more closely with cloud and other Internet infrastructure providers to identify malicious use of U.S. infrastructure more quickly. In this timely Executive Panel discussion, CISOs and industry experts will share their vision for the direction that these strategies should take, including how to ensure that the creation of legislation or industry requirements around software product security has teeth.

3:40 - 4:00 PM

Raffle Prizes & Closing Remarks

Presenting Partners

  • Dazz

    Dazz accelerates cloud remediation for security and engineering teams. The Dazz Remediation Cloud maps your code-to-cloud pipelines, reduces security alerts to their key root causes, and remediates issues right in the developer's workflow. With Dazz, you gain full pipeline visibility, cut through alert noise, increase the value of existing tools, and shrink your risk window by reducing time to remediate. Visit us at dazz.io and follow us on Twitter at @dazz_io and LinkedIn at dazz-io.


Platinum Partners

  • Box

    Box (NYSE:BOX) is the leading Content Cloud, a single platform that empowers organizations to manage the entire content lifecycle, work securely from anywhere, and integrate across best-of-breed apps. Founded in 2005, Box simplifies work for leading global organizations, including AstraZeneca, JLL, and Nationwide. Box is headquartered in Redwood City, CA, with offices across the United States, Europe, and Asia. Visit box.com to learn more. And visit box.org to learn more about how Box empowers nonprofits to fulfill their missions.

  • Infolock

    Founded in 2005, Infolock is the go-to data risk management advisory, consulting, and managed services firm for security conscious organizations. With a programmatic approach, Infolock expertly manages the complex data risks of its clients, enabling organizations to achieve their strategic business objectives.  Named among the “Fastest Growing Companies” on Inc. Magazine’s “Inc. 5000” list, Infolock developed DataRAMP™, a Data Risk Management Framework which empowers organizations to understand and manage data risk in the same manner as other organizational risks, such as financial, competitive, and regulatory risk. Headquartered in Arlington, VA, Infolock serves customers in the financial services, healthcare, government, educational and other highly-regulated industries around the world.


Gold Partners

  • SentinelOne

    SentinelOne delivers autonomous endpoint protection through a single agent that successfully prevents, detects and responds to attacks across all major vectors. Designed for extreme ease of use, the S1 platform saves customers time by applying AI to automatically eliminate threats in real time for both on premise and cloud environments and is the only solution to provide full visibility across networks directly from the endpoint.

  • Tanium

    Tanium, the industry’s only provider of converged endpoint management (XEM), protects every team, endpoint, and workflow from cyber threats by integrating IT, Compliance, Security, and Risk into a single platform that delivers comprehensive visibility across devices, a unified set of controls, and a common taxonomy for a single shared purpose: to protect critical information and infrastructure at scale. State and local governments, educational institutions, federal civilian agencies and the U.S. armed forces trust Tanium to protect people; defend data; secure systems; and see and control every endpoint, team, and workflow everywhere. That’s the power of certainty.


Supporting Partners

  • Illumio

    Illumio enables organizations to realize a future without high-profile breaches by preventing the lateral movement of attackers across any organization. Founded on the principle of least privilege in 2013, Illumio provides visibility and segmentation for endpoints, data centers or clouds. The world’s leading organizations, including Morgan Stanley, BNP Paribas, Salesforce, and Oracle NetSuite, trust Illumio to reduce cyber risk.

  • ArmorCode Inc.

    ArmorCode is charting the future of application security. The ArmorCode AppSecOps platform unifies application security and infrastructure vulnerability management to address the biggest problems in AppSec today. It integrates with your security ecosystem to de-duplicate, correlate, and orchestrate findings in a single platform so security and development teams can realize holistic visibility, flexible agility, and cross-team collaboration.

Trailblazer Partners

  • Upwind

    Upwind was founded by the team who built Spot.io, the market leader for cloud infrastructure automation and optimization (acquired by NetApp). We are continuing our mission to empower organizations to run cloud environments and accelerate their businesses by focusing on what is next — helping make cloud-native security simple, effective, and easy to consume.

  • Cyera

    Cyera is the data security company that gives businesses context and control over their most valuable asset: data. As a pioneer in Data Security Posture Management, Cyera instantly provides companies visibility over all of their sensitive data, context over the risk it represents and their security exposure, and automated remediation to reduce the attack surface and ensure operational resilience. We are redefining the way companies secure their data.


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.

  • Forescout

    Forescout Technologies is the leader in Enterprise of Things security, offering a holistic platform that continuously identifies, segments and enforces compliance of every connected thing across any heterogeneous network. The Forescout platform is the most widely deployed, scalable, enterprise-class solution for agentless device visibility and control. It deploys quickly on your existing infrastructure – without requiring agents, upgrades or 802.1X authentication. Fortune 1000 companies and government organizations trust Forescout to reduce the risk of business disruption from security incidents or breaches, ensure and demonstrate security compliance and increase security operations productivity. Don’t just see it. Secure it. Visit us to learn how Forescout provides active defense for the Enterprise of Things.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Nutanix

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

  • Palo Alto Networks

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

  • Upwork

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

  • Zoom

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 8x8, Inc.

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


Strategic Partners

  • Egon Zehnder

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

  • Heidrick & Struggles

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

  • Korn Ferry

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

  • Spencer Stuart

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


Alliance Partners

  • Amplify Partners

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

  • Glynn Capital

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

  • Greylock Partners

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

  • Lightspeed Venture Partners

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

  • 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.

  • Sequoia Capital

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


Association Partners

  • NPower

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

  • SIM New York Metro

    SIM is an association of senior IT executives, prominent academicians, selected consultants, and other IT thought leaders built on the foundation of local chapters, who come together to share and enhance their rich intellectual capital for the benefit of its members and their organizations. SIM members strongly believe in and champion: The alignment of IT and business as a valued partnership; The creation and sharing of best practices; The effective, efficient and innovative business use of information technology to continuously bring to market valuable products and services; IT management and leadership skills development that enables our members growth at each stage of their career; The replenishment and education of future IT leaders including a strong role in influencing university curriculums and continuing education; Working with the IT industry to shape its direction; Policies and legislation that stimulate innovation, economic development, healthy competition and IT job creation; Serving our communities and the industry through giving and outreach

  • Purple Book Community

The Harvard Club of New York

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.

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