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2023 Boston CIO Executive Leadership Summit

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Resilient Leadership: Dreaming Big and Delivering a Secure Digital Agenda

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

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

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

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




  • Brook Colangelo
    CIO
    Waters Corporation

     

  • Patrick Ford
    CISO, Americas Region
    Schneider Electric

  • 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.

  • Elizabeth Hackenson
    CIO
    Schneider Electric

    Elizabeth Hackenson previously served as Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President of Technology and Services at The AES Corporation. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, AES is a Fortune 200 company that generates and distributes electric power in 17 countries.

    Ms. Hackenson was s a member of the executive leadership team who is responsible for corporate strategy and allocation of capital.  In addition, the office of technology reports to her as well as a number of technology teams such as AES’ energy storage, global information technology and cybersecurity.  She is also responsible for AES’ insurance programs, internal audit and is a board member of several AES companies including Dayton Power & Light in Ohio and AES Chivor in Colombia.

    Ms. Hackenson is the former senior vice president and CIO at Alcatel-Lucent, where she was responsible for the operations of the company’s information and communications systems and e-business platforms. Prior to joining Alcatel-Lucent in April of 2006, she held the position of executive vice president and chief information officer for MCI. In this position, she employed innovative approaches to create a business-focused IT organization, and was responsible for the company’s internal systems as well as systems supporting product development.

    In 2014, Ms. Hackenson was inducted into the CIO Hall of Fame and her team has won numerous IT and cybersecurity awards. In 2005, Computer World named Ms. Hackenson one of its top 100 premier IT leaders. The Washington Post named her one of the top 200 female executives and Information Week ranked the department she led as one of the top 100 for IT leadership. Her corporate tenure has spanned several Fortune 100 companies including British Telecom (Concert), AOL (UUNET) and EDS. She served in a variety of senior management positions, working in the delivery of information technology services to support business needs across corporate-wide enterprises.

    Ms. Hackenson is a Strategic Advisor to the Paladin Group, a board member of the Greater Washington Board of Trade and Red Five Security.

    Ms. Hackenson earned her degree from New York State University.

  • Jamie Head
    Chief Digital & Technology Officer
    Ocean Spray

    Jamie has been a leader in Information Technology within the CPG industry for more than 18 years. Jamie has held roles within Mars, Inc. and GlaxoSmithKline Consumer. While starting his career in the U.K. Jamie has held global roles based out of the USA for more 11 years working across boundaries and bringing people together to drive change and technology for growth.

    As Ocean Spray’s Chief Digital and Technology Officer, Jamie is leading our business transformation programs, managing both our Tech division and Digital Team, ensuring the cooperative invests strategically in people and technology to to maintain and grow our business—from supply chain right through to our consumers.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

     

  • Ramesh Razdan
    Global CIO
    Bain & Company

    Ramesh is an accomplished technology leader who excels at delivering business results through the implementation of Technology and Process innovations. Ramesh combines strategic and innovative thinking, Deep engineering and application development skills, and exceptional organizational and strategic leadership abilities to deliver business value. A strategic, executive team player committed to developing and motivating high-performing teams. Highly collaborative leader who builds trust and partners closely with the business to achieve results. Ramesh is recognized as an industry expert, thought leader, and noted public speaker on wide-ranging technology topics including Big Data, ML/AI and Cloud Architecture.

  • Ken Spangler
    Executive Vice President IT - CIO Global OpCo Technologies: Express, Ground, Freight, Logistics
    FedEx Services

    Ken Spangler leads FedEx Global Opco Technologies: Express, Ground, Freight, and Logistics. He is responsible for the strategic direction through execution of global technology solutions across all FedEx transportation and logistics operating companies. Ken also has leadership responsibility for FedEx Enterprise Operations Technology Innovation. 

    Throughout his tenure with FedEx, Ken has held the CIO role for each of the large transportation segments of FedEx Corporation. Prior to his current role, he served as the Executive Vice President and CIO of FedEx Express and FedEx Logistics, and before that was the Senior Vice President and CIO at FedEx Ground for more than 10 years. Ken also had CIO responsibilities leading the FedEx Freight IT Team and standardizing operation technologies across the FedEx enterprise via the FedEx Operations Planning and Technology Steering Committee.  

    Ken’s work has been recognized with a number of industry awards, including Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leaders Award, CIO Magazine’s Ones to Watch Award, and he is also a four-time winner of the prestigious FedEx Five Star Award. Ken addressed advanced IT automation on CNBC-TV and is often invited to speak about strategic technology transformation, business agility, and leading-edge technology architecture and innovation in business.

    Ken serves on several advisory boards and is a member of the board of directors for the Pittsburgh Technology Council. In addition, he is an adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon University where he teaches Strategy Lab, a program for the development and successful execution of business and technology strategy.  

    Ken has been an Information Technology leader for more than 34 years and is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh. Ken and his wife, Traci, live in Memphis, TN and have three adult children, two working in the IT field, and one graduating from law school the spring of 2022.

  • 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. 

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September 6, 2023, 8:00 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 and co-host (TBD)


9:20 - 9:35 AM                                                                                                
EXECUTIVE FIRESIDE CHAT:  Leading and Driving Transformation in Challenging Times

Ken Spangler, Executive Vice President IT - CIO Global OpCo Technologies: Express, Ground, Freight, Logistics, FedEx Services interviewed by Hunter Muller

As a business technology executive, you must perform at a level of excellence in order to transform an organization. Hear from CELA member Ken Spangler, Executive Vice President IT - CIO Global OpCo Technologies: Express, Ground, Freight, Logistics, FedEx Services, interviewed by Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO of HMG Strategy, on what it takes to excel in the most challenging environment of our time. Keeping an innovative and transformative agenda front and center while being in cost-reduction mode can be difficult. Ken will share what has worked to be successful in one of the largest logistics and transportation organizations.


9:35 – 10:10 AM                                                                                          

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

Moderator:  Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy

Brook Colangelo, CIO, Waters Corporation

Ken Spangler, Executive Vice President IT - CIO Global OpCo Technologies: Express, Ground, Freight, Logistics, FedEx Services

Additional Panelists: TBD

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

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


10:10 - 10:15 AM

HMG 2023 Global Leadership Institute Award Presentation


10:15 – 10:35 AM                                                                              

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


10:35 – 11:10 AM                                                                               

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

Moderator:  TBD

Panelists: TBD

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

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


11:10 - 11:35 AM                                                                                 

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners


11:35 – 11:55 AM                                                                                

EXECUTIVE FIRESIDE CHAT:  Elizabeth Hackenson, CIO, Schneider Electric

11:55 AM - 1:00 PM                                                                            

Lunch and Networking

HMG 2023 Global Leadership Institute Award Presentation and Photo

Brook Colangelo, VP & CIO, Waters Corporation

Ken Grady, SVP & CIO, IDEXX Laboratories

Anjana Harve, SVP & CIO, Fresenius Medical Care

Elizabeth Hackenson, CIO, Schneider Electric

Jamie Head, Chief Digital & Technology Officer, Ocean Spray

Ken Spangler, Executive Vice President IT - CIO Global OpCo Technologies: Express, Ground, Freight, Logistics, FedEx Services


1:00 – 1:15 PM                                                                                   

DIGITAL INTERVIEW SPOTLIGHT: TBD


1:15 - 1:50 PM      

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Reimagining Cybersecurity to Safeguard the Enterprise

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

Patrick Ford, CISO, Americas Region, Schneider Electric

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

Mike Towers, Chief Digital Trust Officer, Takeda

Additional Panelists: TBD

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

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


1:50 – 2:10 PM                                                                                   

EXECUTIVE FIRESIDE CHAT:  Ken Grady, SVP & CIO, IDEXX Laboratories


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:  Ramesh Razdan, Global CIO, Bain and Company

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

Ken Grady, SVP & CIO, IDEXX Laboratories

Jamie Head, Chief Digital & Technology Officer, Ocean Spray

Additional Panelists: TBD

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


Platinum Partners

  • Apptio

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

    http://www.apptio.com

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.

    https://www.sentinelone.com/
  • 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/

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.

    www.illumio.com

Marketplace Partners

  • 8x8, Inc.

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

    https://www.8x8.com/
  • Akamai

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    www.paloaltonetworks.com
  • RingCentral

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

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

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

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

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

    https://tonkean.com/
  • Upwork

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

    https://www.upwork.com/
  • Zoom

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

    https://zoom.us
  • Zscaler

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

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

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

    https://www.lastpass.com/
  • Ping Identity

    Ping Identity provides secure and seamless digital experiences for your employees, partners and customers. We do it by securely connecting users to cloud, mobile, and on-premises applications and APIs while managing identity and profile data at scale.

    https://www.pingidentity.com/en/solutions/business-priority/innovate-digital-experiences.html
  • Delphix

    Delphix is the industry leader for DevOps test data management. Businesses need to transform application delivery but struggle to balance speed with data security and compliance. Our DevOps Data Platform automates data security, while rapidly deploying test data to accelerate application releases. With Delphix, customers modernize applications, adopt multi-cloud, achieve CI/CD, and recover from downtime events such as ransomware up to 2x faster. Leading companies, including Choice Hotels, and Fannie Mae, use Delphix to accelerate digital transformation and enable zero trust data management. Visit us at www.delphix.com. Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.

    www.delphix.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

The CIO Executive Leadership Summit is created for CIOs/IT leaders. It also has strong appeal to leaders interested in better positioning their organizations and themselves for what's ahead in business and to achieve the greatest benefits through the use of information technology.

To ensure a high quality environment and to maximize the networking experience, all attendees must be:

  • Employed C-Level executives (non-vendor) or equivalent, CIOs, Direct Reports of CIOs, or Senior Most IT Professional in an organization with $200M or greater revenue, or from not-for-profit or government organizations with comparable size

- OR - 

  • Full time academicians

If you meet the criteria above, there is no fee to attend. Due to the fact that these are virtual events, please only register if you plan to virtually join us on the summit date and time.

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

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

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