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2023 Atlanta CIO Executive Leadership Summit

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.


  • Leslie Anderson
    Executive Director, Data Governance, Enterprise Architecture, Strategy, and Digital Transformation
    NCR Corporation

    Leslie Anderson serves as the Executive Director of Enterprise Strategy & Architecture for NCR Corporation where he is responsible for global I.T. Enterprise Architecture, strategic planning, technical standards, and integration strategy.

     

    A well versed technology executive, Leslie is experienced in leading strategic planning, digital transformation, Enterprise Architecture (EA), standards, governance, application & middleware development, data, security, and infrastructure operations with a proven track record of delivering business improvement through Information Technology (I.T.) for large fortune 500 companies.

     

    Prior to joining NCR Corporation, Leslie held Director and other senior-level positions leading global Enterprise Architecture, I.T. strategic planning, integration strategy, and standards governance with MassMutual Life Insurance, Raytheon Company, and others.

     

    For the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST), Leslie represented Raytheon while working with a team represented by industry leaders across the technology industry develop the U.S. Government’s Cloud Computing Reference Architecture and other cloud computing guidance. For the Net-Centric Operations Industry Consortium (NCOIC), he led teams with representatives from across the global aerospace and defense industry to author several interoperability patterns for use in multimillion/billion-dollar programs.

     

    He is certified in TOGAF and EACOE. He is also a SOA Certified Professional and Raytheon Six Sigma Specialist. Leslie holds a Bachelors of Management Information Systems from Texas Tech University and is pursuing his Masters of Computer Information Systems from Boston University.

  • Shoukat Ali Bhamani
    Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer
    Serta Simmons Bedding, LLC

    Shoukat Ali Bhamani is the Chief Information & Digital Officer (CIO & CDO) for the Schaeffler Group Americas, a global automotive, industrial & aerospace manufacturer with $3.2B revenue and 13,000 employees in Americas.  Over the past 20 years, Shoukat has led several operational and strategic business functions to support a double digit growth in the manufacturing environment. This includes Strategic Planning, General Management, R&D, Program Management, Quality Systems, Continuous Improvement, Process Management and IT. His effective transformation leadership has successfully integrated the IT and business priorities via program management, roadmaps, goals, KPIs and strategic initiatives, across multiple platforms & business units, nationally & internationally.  Resulting in a uniform SAP landscape region wide, measurable business improvements, increased sales opportunities, optimized business processes & supply chain, efficient technology & infrastructure, IT cost transparency, and a high performance IT team to support business growth & strategy. He has now taken over the responsibility of digital transformation and is in the process of prioritizing business needs, establishing talents and executing digital solutions. 

    His business experience includes 10+ years of successful customer relationships to manage key programs & business development to support a significant increase in market share and bottom line.  His R&D contribution includes several new product development initiatives to meet the market challenges of new innovation and technology.  His international experience includes major programs across multiple platforms & business units, including product development, manufacturing, investment, cost reduction & IT projects in US, Canada, Mexico, Japan & Germany. Shoukat received his Bachelor's (NED) and Master's (McGill) degrees in Mechanical Engineering, and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University.  He lives in Fort Mill, SC with his wife and two children.

  • Jay Ferro
    EVP, Chief Information & Technology Officer
    Clario

    Jay Ferro is the former Chief Information Officer for Quikrete, the largest manufacturer of packaged concrete in the United States. Previously, he served as CIO for a number of other companies including Earthlink, the American Cancer Society and AIG.

    Known as a thought-leader in the information technology arena, Ferro is a frequent guest speaker and panelist, both in Atlanta and nationwide. In recognition of his accomplishments, Ferro was selected as as one of ComputerWorld’s 2015 100 IT Leaders, as well as Georgia CIO of the Year in 2011, and is currently serving as chair for the Georgia CIO Leadership Association. Ferro was also selected to join Leadership Atlanta’s Class of 2015 and participate in a rigorous year-long leadership development program alongside other prominent Atlanta leaders. His commitment and dedication to community involvement is evidenced by the time and energy he contributes. In addition to his work with Priscilla’s Promise, in 2011, he was elected to the board of directors for TechBridge, an Atlanta-based nonprofit organization that helps other nonprofits use technology to improve their capability to serve the community.

    Ferro earned both his BA in political science and his MBA from the University of Georgia. He continues to be involved with his alma mater, both as a mentor for young alumni and as a member of the alumni board of directors for the Terry College of Business. Ferro lives in the metro Atlanta area with his three sons.

  • Kenneth Foster
    VP of IT Governance, Risk and Compliance
    FLEETCOR

  • Jimmy Guest
    VP, Information Technology
    Sutherland Global Services

    Jimmy is currently serving as the VP of Information Technology at Sutherland Global Services (SGS), a global process transformation company operating in over 30 countries with 10,000+ employees integrated in all major verticals . He sits in the CIO/CDO office where he leads strategic initiatives for partnerships, roadmaps, cloud platforms, integrations, process transformation and digital deliveries.  Prior to SGS, Jimmy was the Director of IT for ABM Industries for 17 years, a Fortune 500 publicly held company with 140,000 + employees and 6 billion in revenue, where he helped transform/build an IT department from a major outsourced engagement ($ 58 million annual spend) to an in-sourced IT team of 150 + today.  He states that this effort, “…has been the most fulfilling in my career as I got to put a personal stamp on the new IT department. It created substantial agility to grow and match business needs in a more efficient and dynamic fashion – one that SHARES the company’s vision and working towards that success.”

    He has a tremendous track record of creating a collaborative and positive environment that generates energy with strong leadership  while partnering with company leaders to execute the overall company strategy.  Colleagues are quick to point out that he is sincerely passionate about creating a culture where the team is inspired, share a vision, know how they contribute and understand they are vested to the organization’s future and success - a culture with shared voice while driving positive change.

    Outside of his professional contributions, Jimmy has a wife of 25 years and two children that attend SEC universities.  His son is a freshman at UGA majoring in Computer Science and his daughter will be attending Ole Miss to study Management Information Systems.  Additionally, Jimmy makes it a priority to contribute to his local communities.  He served as a volunteer Head Coach from 2005-2012 where he enjoyed teaching teamwork and life lessons to youth through the game of football.  Although coaching has little to do with technology, there is no question the experience has directly influenced his leadership in a positive way of building & leading teams - and success as an IT leader. 

  • Monique Hart
    CISO/Executive Director of Information Security

    Monique Hart is a seasoned Information Risk and Security Professional with over 25 years of practical work experience in Information Risk Management, IT Policy and Governance, Vulnerability Management, and Incident Response. In addition, her work crosses multiple industries including Media and Entertainment, Product Management, Consulting, Corporate IT Risk Governance & Compliance, and Healthcare. Currently, she is the CISO/Executive Director of Information Security for Piedmont Healthcare – a 19-hospital system and the largest healthcare provider in Georgia. In this role, she is responsible for overseeing the management of material risk of electronic Health Care information and content as it pertains to Piedmont Healthcare’s business, employees, and patient information.

    Before joining Piedmont in 2016, Hart led cybersecurity and governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) teams for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, where she was responsible for patient safety by managing the assessment of, and incident response to, material risk of information and content. Part of her responsibilities included developing and implementing information security policy management, risk assurance, vulnerability management and incident response.

    Prior to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Hart held a leadership role with The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC), where she served as the information risk manager for North America and manager of global vulnerability management for TCCC and Coca-Cola Bottlers.

    Earlier in her career, she was the manager of information risk management for Turner Broadcasting and the divisional representative on the Time Warner IT security committee and Time Warner privacy counsel for Turner Broadcasting and CNN to help provide and develop a strategic focus in regards to security risk management.

     Hart’s portfolio includes coaching and peer development, diversity improvement, IT security control implementation and development, forensic analysis, and incident response.

    She graduated magna cum laude with a degree in information technology and recently acquired her MBA with honors from Kennesaw State University. Hart is a HealthCare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner (HCISPP) and certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC). She is a member of the professional organizations InfraGard and H-ISAC (Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center) and is the Vice President of InfraGard Atlanta’s local chapter.

     

  • Shaun Hunt
    CIO
    McKenney's, Inc.

    Shaun Hunt manages the Technology group at McKenney’s, covering everything from mobility to Robotic Process Automation. Shaun is an early adopter and thought leader for the emerging Automation First movement. He holds a Master of Organizational Leadership from Southern NH University. Shaun launched his technology career in consulting at Accenture followed by Deloitte Consulting, before holding senior technology positions in financial services and non-profits. Shaun is passionate about creating efficient and effective systems by leveraging emerging technologies that enable clear business value.

  • 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.

  • Ryan Loy
    Chief Information Officer (Secondment)
    Toyota North America

  • 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.

  • Dr. Kenneth Russell
    Chief Information & Innovation Officer
    New College Institute, Commonwealth of Virginia
    New College Institute, Commonwealth of Virginia

    Ken is an award-winning technologist, trusted digital transformation leader, and innovation amplifier. He is an author, speaker, and board member known for helping organizations define and pursue their digital transformation journeys with guiding experience, connections, conversations, and collaborations. Key to his success as an active practitioner and coach/mentor is helping senior executives embrace the value of values and prepare for next generation processes and workplace challenges (including resiliency, policy/process development, validation of technology vision/direction, road-mapping, and Enterprise Architecture).

    • 2021 Award Winner - HMG Global Leadership Institute Award
    • 2020 Award Finalist for the North Carolina Tech Awards (for Industry Driven Healthcare Tech)
    • 2018 CIO of the Year Award (finalist) ORBIE Awards/Charlotte Business Journal

    Senior Roles/Projects/Investments include:
    • Chief Information & Innovation Officer, New College Institute
    • Chief Innovation Officer, Curran Biotech
    • VP of Digital Transformation and CIO, Pfeiffer University
    • Chief Architect & Executive Director, Applied Technology Acceleration Institute
    • EVP Digital Transformation & Emerging Markets, iTalent Digital Solutions
    • Chief Information Officer, Murdock Research Institute
    • Executive roles at Cisco, Bank of America, Duke Energy
    • Private Equity Advisor Practitioner - Organization, Technology, and Process

    A technology pioneer, Ken developed early Intranet systems for large banks which led to his participation in developing one of the first successful Internet-based training platforms.

    • Enterprise Architecture Thought Leader and Coach (TOGAF Certified)
    • Nanotechnology and Digital Water Thought Leader
    • Focus on Simplification, Resiliency, and Automation via Cloud based solutions

    IoT, PMO Acceleration, AI/ML, Business Intelligence, Data Science, M&A, DLT, CPaaS integration, Collaboration, Privacy, Cybersecurity, Help Desk/Contact Center, DevOps & Managed Cloud transformations

    Board of Advisors - Curran Nanotechnology Transformation Group
    Board Member - Water Innovations Alliance
    Board of Advisors - NanoBCA

  • 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.

  • Angela Yochem
    EVP Chief Transformation and Digital Officer
    Novant Health

    Angela Yochem is EVP & Chief Digital Officer for Novant Health, a super-regional healthcare system with one of the largest medical groups in the US. She and her teams deliver the world-class consumer capabilities, differentiating technologies, and advanced clinical solutions that allow the high-growth system to provide remarkable patient care.

    Angela has served as EVP/CIO at Rent-A-Center, Global CIO at BDP International, Global CTO at AstraZeneca, and divisional CIO at Dell. She’s held tech exec roles at Bank of America and SunTrust, and held senior technology roles at UPS and IBM. In these roles, she built B2B digital product lines, grew digital retail channels (B2C), created technical services lines of business, and transformed global technology capabilities.

    Angela has been a Director for the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh, BDP Transport, BDP Global Services Asia and Europe, and Rocana, with experience on Audit, Enterprise Risk, Operational Risk, and Governance/Policy committees. She remains an EIR for Vonzos Partners, a Mentor for SKTA Innopartners, and an Advisor for Dioko Ventures. Angela serves on the board of Freedom School Partners, a non-profit committed to promoting literacy in the Charlotte area, and on the executive team of the Go Red for Women organization, part of the American Heart Association. She is a Trustee of the Charlotte Regional Business Initiative, and is an advisory board member for the American Hospital Association Innovation Council and the University of Tennessee Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department.

    Angela has a Bachelor of Music from DePauw University and a Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of Tennessee, holds three US Patents and is an author with Addison-Wesley and Prentice-Hall.

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August 10, 2023, 8 AM - 4:00 PM ET

8:00 - 9:00 AM 

Breakfast and Networking


9:00 - 9:20 AM                                                                         

Welcome and Introduction

Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy

Jay Ferro, EVP, Chief Information & Technology Officer, Clario


9:20 - 9:35 AM

 

EXECUTIVE FIRESIDE CHAT:  Bahvin Shah, CEO and Founder, Moveworks, will be 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: Tony LengManaging Director, Practice Lead and OMPDiversified Search

Shoukat Ali Bhamini, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Serta Simmons Bedding

Jay Ferro, EVP, Chief Information & Technology Officer, Clario

Shaun Hunt, Chief Information Officer, McKenney's, Inc.

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: Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy

Jimmy Guest, VP, Information Technology, Sutherland Global Services

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, Ring Central interviewed by Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy


11:50 AM - 1:00 PM                                                                            

 

Lunch and Networking

SIM Atlanta Updates

HMG 2023 Global Leadership Institute Award Presentation and Photo

Angela Yochem, EVP Chief Transformation and Digital Officer, Novant Health

Tony LengManaging Director, Practice Lead and OMPDiversified Search

Art Hopkins, Global Co-Leader of Technology Officers Practice, Russell Reynolds Associates

Bill VanCuren, Executive Vice President & CIO, NCR Corporation

Jay Ferro, EVP, Chief Information & Technology Officer, Clario


1:00 – 1:15 PM                                                                                   

DIGITAL INTERVIEW SPOTLIGHT: TBD


1:15 - 1:50 PM      

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Reimagining Cybersecurity to Safeguard the Enterprise

MODERATOR: Kenneth Foster, VP of IT Governance, Risk and Compliance, FLEETCOR

Monique Hart, CISO, Executive Director, Information Security, Piedmont Healthcare

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.


                                                                               

EXECUTIVE FIRESIDE CHAT:  TBD 


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: Leslie Anderson, Executive Director, Data Governance, Enterprise Architecture, Strategy, and Digital Transformation, NCR Corporation

PANELISTS: TBD

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: Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy

Angela Yochem, EVP Chief Transformation and Digital Officer, Novant Health

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/
  • 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/

Gold 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/
  • Denodo

    Denodo is a leader in data management. The award-winning Denodo Platform is the leading data integration, management, and delivery platform using a logical approach to enable self-service BI, data science, hybrid/multi-cloud data integration, and enterprise data services. Realizing more than 400% ROI and millions of dollars in benefits, Denodo’s customers across large enterprises and mid-market companies in 30+ industries have received payback in less than 6 months. For more information, visit www.denodo.com or call +1 877 556 2531 (US) / +44 (0) 20 7869 8053 (UK) / +65 6950 7489 (Singapore).

    https://www.denodo.com/en

Marketplace Partners

  • 8x8, Inc.

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

    https://www.8x8.com/
  • Akamai

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

    https://www.akamai.com
  • BetterCloud

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    www.paloaltonetworks.com
  • RingCentral

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

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

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

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

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

    https://tonkean.com/
  • Upwork

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

    https://www.upwork.com/
  • Zoom

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

    https://zoom.us
  • Zscaler

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

    https://www.zscaler.com/

Strategic Partners

  • Egon Zehnder

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    https://www.spencerstuart.com

Alliance Partners

  • Amplify Partners

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    http://lsvp.com
  • Sequoia Capital

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

    https://www.sequoiacap.com

Association Partners

  • SIM Atlanta

    The Society for Information Management (SIM) is an eclectic community of senior Information Technology (IT) executives, prominent academicians, selected consultants and other IT thought leaders. It is a non-profit organization with over 38 chapters in the United States and Canada. It distinguishes itself through its extensive knowledge generation and dissemination programs. SIM offers networking opportunities at the local and national level, access to cutting edge research, a rich online knowledge repository, and leadership training and development programs. A key value proposition of the SIM Atlanta Chapter (www.simatlanta.org) is the thought provoking and intellectually stimulating discussions at the monthly meetings. In addition, SIM Atlanta partners and supports high profile CIO events such as the Georgia CIO of the Year Awards, SIMposium, Digital Ball, and PremierCIO Forum. The Atlanta Business Chronicle has repeatedly recognized SIM Atlanta for its contributions to TechBridge, a reputed non-profit IT service provider. SIM Atlanta also provides student scholarships, and supports STEM related outreach efforts.

    http://www.simnet.org

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.

PLEASE NOTE:  If you are unable to attend or send a direct report in your stead, and do not cancel your registration, a no show fee of $100 will be billed to you to cover the cost of hosting you at the summit.

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

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·         Full time academicians

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

All registration requests will be reviewed and approved based upon above stated criteria.

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

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