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2023 Southern California CIO Executive Leadership Summit in Partnership with Southern California SIM

This event will be held in partnership with Southern California Society of Information Management (SCSIM)!

Visionary Leadership: Driving a Modern AI Enterprise and 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.

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.

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


  • Robin Alkein
    AVP, Solutions Engineering

    Extensive work in diverse WAN hardware including routers, (Cisco ISR/ASR, Netopia, Linksys, Edgemarc, Adtran, and Various DSL bridge/Routers

    Extensive work on Layer 3 and Layer 2 switch configuration on Alcatel, Summit, Cisco, Adtran Switches.

    Experience of Voice Over IP (VoIP) using Cisco, Polycom, Yealink, Avaya IP phones, and Nortel i200X phones

    Extensive work on Multi-Channel Contact Center solutions

    Integration with CRM/ERP/ATS/G-suite/Microsoft (both out of the box integration and leveraging APIs)

    Experience on SIP Trunking

    Experience of VOIP H.323, MGCP, AND SIP protocol

    Experience on Nortel MCS, Broadsoft, Sylantro, M6, HCS, Asterisk, and propitiatory Soft Switch Platform, ShoreTel, Avaya, and Cisco IP Telephony.

    Extensive knowledge of WAN technology including PTP, MPLS, MetroE, SD-WAN and Private IP.

    Configured and troubleshot site-to-site VPN connectivity to customer networks and access VPN for internal Operation users using various VPN tunneling topologies

    Extensive work on Diverse security devices such as Soniwall, Netscreen, Watchguard, and Netopia Firewall configuration including VPN setup

    Capable of Setting up Active Directory on Windows 2000/2003 Environment with Enterprise Exchange 2000

    Familiar with Different Media types: Cat6/Cat5/Cat3 Standards. Optical Fiber Splicing and Cable Management.

    Capable of implementing LAN and WAN Network Topology

    Familiar in installing, troubleshooting, and working with Windows OS

    Knowledge of Various IP Telephony PBX’s

    Specialties: Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)

    Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP)

    Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA)

    Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

    IIUC Implementing Cisco IOS Unified Communications (IIUC) CCNA Voice

    Cisco Life Cycle Express

    Convergence Technologies Professional

  • Suzie Bonner
    Chief Information Officer and SVP
    Reliance Steel

    Suzie Bonner is the Chief Information Officer and SVP for Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co., the leading global metals distributer and solutions provider. Reliance is a Fortune 300 company and has been recognized as one of “The World’s Most Admired Companies” in the metals industry for the last six years by Forbes. Reliance has completed over 50 acquisitions and now operates a network of more than 300 locations across 14 countries servicing a variety of industries. 

    Suzie has successfully led complex digital transformation initiatives, ERP conversions, and M&A systems integrations to drive business growth, enhance operational efficiencies and productivity, and mitigate risk. As a forward-thinking CIO, Suzie is passionate about leveraging technology to deliver on business outcomes. With a strong foundation in finance and an MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management, she brings a unique blend of business acumen and technical expertise to deliver impactful results

  • Jim Boyle
    Vice President of MSO
    Hoag Hospital

    I am proud to serve at Hoag as Vice President of MSO. In a quick 17 months, Hoag MSO was built from the ground up with amazing synergies with the broader Hoag. By bringing energetic and motivated people together, building a strong technology platform, and leveraging analytics, the Hoag MSO supports physicians in the Hoag's medical foundation, the expansive Hoag Physician Partners network and the overall performance in value based health plan contracts and government programs.

  • Carmella Cassetta
    VP & Chief Information Officer
    Hoag Hospital

    Carmella Cassetta is a dynamic and innovative technology leader with an accomplished background as a Chief Information Officer (CIO). She is known for providing technology enabled solutions and operations excellence that support organizational goals and solve business problems.

    Ms. Cassetta is currently the Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO ) for Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian and Hoag Clinic in Orange County, California. In this role she is responsible for all IT functions that support clinical and business operations for Hoag.

    Prior to Hoag, Ms. Cassetta held leadership positions at Ingram Micro, Barnes & Noble and Corinthian Colleges. In 2008 she was recognized with CIO Magazine’s "CIO 100 Innovation Award” and in 2019 the Hoag IT Department achieved a Quality Award from CHIME “HealthCare’s Most Wired”.

    Ms. Cassetta graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business. She also received certification in Information Technology from New York University School of Continuing Education.

  • Lea Eriksen
    Director of Technology & Innovation and CIO
    City of Long Beach, CA

    Lea Eriksen is the Director of Technology & Innovation and CIO for the City of Long Beach and is passionate about advancing digital equity and using emerging technology and data to solve civic challenges. Lea has over 20 years professional local government experience in budgeting, finance, technology and project management, as well as 15 years of experience serving on non-profit boards and committees. Recognized as a Top 10 Digital City 11 years running, Long Beach is undergoing a massive technological change through the new state-of-the-art civic center, development of a modern Enterprise Resource Planning system, digital transformation, and investments in cybersecurity. As CIO, Lea is in charge of implementing the City’s technology vision, developing a staff of 180 FTE and managing a $70 million annual budget. Previously, as the Assistant Finance Director of City of Long Beach, Lea led the development of the City’s $2.6 billion budget. Earlier she rose through the ranks at the City of Cincinnati and as Budget Director, she led the development of that City's $1.4 billion budget.

    Since 2013, Lea has been a member of the Board of Directors for Twinless Twins Support Group International, a non-profit organization, where she currently serves as immediate Past President and chairs both the Audit & Finance and Diversity & Inclusion Committees. Lea recently joined the Board of Advisors for the Southern California Society of Information Management, the region's largest and most respected non-profit organization serving and led by IT leaders. Lea also serves as a City Representative on the Board of Long Beach Transit. In the past, she has also served on the Board for the Center for Addiction Treatment and in numerous committee roles for the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Cincinnati District Committee.

    Lea graduated cum laude from Miami University and has an MBA from Xavier University. She has received honors including Government Technology Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers, Cincinnati Business Courier Class of Forty Under 40, YWCA Academy of Career Women of Achievement Rising Star and the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) Early Careerist Award.

  • Jeff Farinich
    SVP Technology Services and CISO
    New American Funding

    Jeff Farinich is a seasoned Information Technology & Security leader with over 25 years of experience in technology, financial services and other industries.  He joined NewAmerican Funding in 2019 as Vice President of Infrastructure and Security where he is responsible for establishing and executing IT and Security transformations.  Prior to NewAmerican Funding, Jeff worked for SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union, Cisco Systems, NDS Group Ltd. and other well-established companies. 
    Jeff is a graduate of Cal Poly Pomona earning a Bachelor of Science degree and a graduate of University of Southern California Marshall School of Business earning a Master of Business Administration degree. He also attended a CIO Development program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Business.  Jeff holds PMP, CISSP, CISA and CISM certifications plus a certificate in Forensics from Cal State Fullerton.

  • Gary Gooden
    Former Vice President Information Technology
    Relativity Space

    Gary Gooden is currently the Vice President of Information Technology at Relativity Space. He reports into the Chief Operations Officer for Relativity Space

    In his current role he has responsibility for the following areas. Enterprise application services, engineering applications, factory software and automation (inclusive of DevOps), compute and software infrastructure, IT Operations, networking infrastructure, cybersecurity and the IT PMO. The information technology team under his remit interacts and services all facets of the business. He is also involved in the emerging use of Generative AI and the utilization of ML/AI across the factory software platforms for the acceleration of 3D printing processes as well as its application with respect to being a set of productivity enhancing tools.

  • Beth Hilbing
    Sr. Program Manager and Principal IT Business Partner
    Co-CEO C-Sweet
    The Boeing Company

    Beth Hilbing is an accomplished Sr Executive with over 25 years + in management spanning Aerospace, Financial Institutions, Media and Entertainment, and Insurance companies. i.e., Northrop Grumman, Northrop Grumman Federal Credit Union, Met Life, AOL/Time Warner, and currently The Boeing Company. An Executive that has managed staffing levels of 500+, budgets of 120 million dollars, and IT Software Contract Negotiations in multiple multimillion dollar awards. Senior level experience in global program management, merger and acquisitions, data center management, cyber security technology and IT strategic planning. Over Ten years of experience in corporate and non-profit boards,  and Co-CEO for C-Sweet a National Executive Women’s Networking Organization with over a network of over 10,000 executives and offers over fifty programs a year with chapters in major cities nationwide. Received multiple awards for Women’s Executive Leadership, Small Company CEO, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. MBA with an emphasis in Finance and Business.

  • Jeanne Holm
    Deputy Mayor for Budget and Innovation
    City of Los Angeles

    Jeanne Holm works at the cross-section of civic innovation, open data, and education. She is the Deputy Mayor for Budget and Innovation at the City of Los Angeles, working on issues ranging from homelessness to digital equity technology innovation, data and analytics, fiscal transparency, and public-private partnerships. As a senior consultant with the World Bank, she worked with governments throughout the world to build robust open data ecosystems and ensure transparency. She was the Evangelist for open data for the U.S. White House, leading collaboration and building communities on Data.gov with the public, educators, developers, and international and state governments in using open government data. She was the Chief Knowledge Architect at NASA, driving innovation through social media, virtual worlds, gaming, and collaborative systems, including the award-winning NASA public portal (www.nasa.gov). She is a Fellow of the United Nations International Academy of Astronautics, Distinguished Instructor at UCLA, is a Trustee with Claremont Graduate University, and leads a startup on education and social justice.

    Her research (over 130 publications) and courses focus on data science, knowledge management, and civic innovation. Her honors include the NASA Exceptional Service Medal for leadership (twice), top 50 Women in Tech, NASA Achievement Award for her work on the Galileo and Voyager spacecraft, three Webby’s from The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, and she led NASA to an unprecedented three global Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise (MAKE) awards.

    Publications: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=BEilHCsAAAAJ&hl=en

    Specialties: Building advanced data and knowledge architectures, using data science to break through intractable social problems, creating innovation ecosystems, system design and integration, streamlining costs and services, instructional design and delivery, and inter-organizational collaboration.

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

    Art Hopkins is an Executive Director in Russell Reynolds’ Information Officer Search Practice. In this capacity he advises clients within the Technology Sector, as well as conducting searches for executives across Russell Reynolds’ clientele. Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Art was with Macquarium, an experience design and strategy firm, most recently as CEO and earlier as President.  Prior to joining Macquarium, Art was the managing director and vice president of consulting for Blackwell Consulting Services, a Chicago-based IT Strategy Consultancy. He has held leadership roles at William James and Associates and began his career with the National Bank of Detroit, now Chase Bank. Art is a frequent speaker at CIO events and was featured in the premier issue of Black I.T. Professional Magazine in an article on “The New IT Professional”. He has co- authored pieces for CIO magazine’s Consultant Briefing on subjects including “CIO’s, Mentoring is a Way to Increase Your Success”, “Managing Your Identity Crisis”, and “Becoming the Business-Centric CIO”. Most recently he served as guest editor for the Cutter IT Journal’s June / July 2014 double issue on Empathy–Based System Design. Art is very active in the community and has a personal interest in matters related to education. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors for the Information Technology Senior Management Forum (ITSMF), and as the chair of the ITSMF Networking Committee, he has served on the Executive Committee for the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Georgia’s Commission for School Board Excellence, Junior Achievement of Georgia, and as the Board Chair of the W.E.B. DuBois Society. He has also served on the advisory boards for Vignette Software (acquired by OpenText in 2009) and Diversified Information Technologies (acquired by EDM Group in 2013) through their acquisitions. Having earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from the University of Maryland and a certificate in eBusiness Strategy from the University of Chicago, he has been recognized by Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry as one of Chicago's top technology innovators. 

  • Mani Keerthi Nagothu
    Americas Field CISO

    Mani Keerthi Nagothu is a cybersecurity professional with global work experience. Her expertise includes cybersecurity strategy, incident response, and risk management. She has been a speaker at various conferences, including RSA Conference 2023, Evanta, Infosec World, (ISC)2 Security Congress, Cloud Security Alliance, and many more. She is passionate about sharing knowledge with others, and most recently, her LinkedIn course - Insider Threat Risk Management, was published.

  • Michael Keithley
    United Talent Agency

    As CIO of UTA Michael Keithley is responsible for all technology at the agency. In this capacity, Mr. Keithley advises clients and companies on emerging digital business models, distribution platforms and other technology-related issues. In addition to managing the Information Technology department, Michael is active in corporate consulting, marketing, venture funding and strategic advisory services to companies ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. Michael’s strong ties to Silicon Valley’s venture capital firms uniquely position him to be able to peer around the corner on how technology is going to shape the future of work and play. Prior to UTA, Michael served as the Chief Information Officer at Creative Artists Agency for 25 years. 

  • Induprakas Keri
    SVP, Hybrid Multi-Cloud Platform

    Induprakas (Indu) Keri is currently SVP Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI) and Nutanix Cloud Clusters (NC2). At over $1B+ in annual revenue, NCI is the industry-leading Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) offering that brings scale-out and elastic web-scale architecture to the enterprise. NC2 extends NCI to hybrid, multi-cloud environments to enable seamless application workload migration and data management across public clouds, on-prem deployments, and service providers. Indu previously served as the Chief Product Security Officer (CPSO) at Nutanix where he led Nutanix’s company-wide product security efforts. As a long-time C-level executive, Indu has served as Chief Operating Officer at Limelight Networks, CTO at SunGard and CISO at Intuit. Currently, he is also a visiting scholar at MIT where he works on FinTech and Space.

    Indu started off his career as an engineer at Silicon Graphics (SGI) where he implemented his dissertation work into the high-end parallelizing compiler delivered by SGI.  His other work experience includes stints at McKinsey & Company, BEA Systems and Oracle. He has a PhD in Computer Science from Cornell.

  • Nancy Kim Yun
    Managing Director, Health Ecosystems
    UC Irvine School of Medicine

  • Randi Levin
    The Women in Tech Accelerator

    Randi Levin is an innovative and transformational business and technology executive with proven experience in government, the private sector domestically and internationally, consulting and many other industries. She is a flexible and highly experienced leader with emphasis in strategic planning, transformation, transparency and efficiency initiatives and leading edge thinking as well as implementation. She is a results-oriented business manager with outstanding interpersonal skills. Randi has spent 30+ years in Information Technology, as a CIO, Applications, Infrastructure and consulting capacities. She spent 5+ years as the CTO for the City of Los Angeles, overseeing a staff of over 800, partnering with 43 city divisions aiding in the transformation from paper to digital, from old processes to new, and implementing new technologies. Randi has served as CIO for Cast & Crew and Forest Lawn, and VP of Worldwide Corporate Systems for NBC Universal and the Walt Disney Company, as well as numerous other organizations, primarily in Southern California. Randi was the first Public and Private sector CTO or CIO to implement Google Applications – Gmail for the enterprise in 2008. Her extensive partnership with Google provided the city many benefits beyond just a new email system and began the city’s digital transformation. Randi has lived in the Los Angeles area for approximately 25 years and has two grown children. Randi graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration with a Management Information Systems degree from the University of Arizona

  • Joel Manfredo
    Chief Information, Innovation and Digital Officer
    Motion Picture Industry Pension & Health Plans

    Joel Manfredo is the Chief Information Officer at the Motion Picture Industry Pension & Health Plans. In this role, Joel is responsible for all aspects of information technology (IT) including strategy and architecture, infrastructure and operations, business application delivery, the project management office, and IT administration and security.

    Prior to joining the Plans, Joel served as the Chief Technology Officer for the County of Orange in California, in the Chief Information Officer role for The Irvine Company, and in other Chief Information Officer and Chief Technology Officer roles since the mid-1990s.  Joel is kown for successful transformations both in business roles and in technical roles.

    Joel has served on many non-profit Boards including the Society of Information Management, Executive Next Practices Institute, UCLA’s IS Associates, CleanTech OC, Realcomm, Access Executive Network, and the Trojan Club of South Orange County.  Joel was the founding chairman of UC Irvine’s CIO Roundtable (The Paul Merage School of Business) and further served UCI on the Dean’s Leadership Circle for the School of Information and Computer Sciences (ICS) and as the Chairman of the Corporate Committee for ICS and for the School of Engineering.  Joel also was a mentor in both UCI’s and Chapman’s MBA programs.

    Joel has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Lehigh University and both a Master of Business Administration and Master in Science in Finance from Loyola University in Maryland.

  • Patrick Maroney
    High Tech Industry Executive Advisor

    Patrick Maroney is a principal on the SAP Executive Industry Advisor team leading the go to market business planning in North America for SAP in the High Tech sector. He works closely with SAP customers, SAP development and the SAP field to ensure continuous innovation of technology enabled best practices to drive business ROI.

  • Theresa Miller
    CIO and EVP
    Lionsgate Entertainment

    Theresa Miller is a senior technology executive with over 30 years of experience leading media and entertainment companies through digital transformation including holistic enterprise-wide approaches to business process transformation, cybersecurity, and business continuity.  She is known for her inspiring leadership style and for her dedication to inclusivity through her work with Women in Technology Hollywood and other STEM focused organizations.  Theresa’s career reflects a demonstrated track record in leading successful large-scale technology initiatives including on premise and cloud-based ERP systems, digital supply chain initiatives, data and analytics/AI initiatives at high growth companies.  She also brings deep corporate governance experience through her oversight of cybersecurity, work in internal audit and as the executive sponsor for business continuity at her current company.  

    Currently, Theresa is the Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Lionsgate, a world-class motion picture and television studio operations aligned with the STARZ premium global subscription platform to bring a unique and varied portfolio of entertainment to consumers around the world. In her role, Theresa is responsible for management of IT across the enterprise, setting the strategic direction of technology initiatives and overseeing technology budget and personnel.  Theresa has been significantly involved in leading company transition efforts during several mergers and acquisitions, including the $4.4 billion acquisition of Starz in 2016 and its current divestiture of this asset.  Theresa reports to and attends Lionsgate’s Audit Committee meetings on a quarterly basis covering cybersecurity and technology topics.  During her tenure at Lionsgate, she has collaborated with her business peers to develop and maintain mission critical company policies including disaster recovery, business continuity, incident response and record retention. 

    Theresa is a Board Member for the Women in Technology Hollywood Foundation, a 501c3 charitable organization, where she also serves as Treasurer and is a member of the Executive Committee.  She is also a Board Member of Innovate@UCLA, a member-based partnership between UCLA and the southern California technology community, where she chairs the Women in Technology committee.  She is also a long-term member of the Customer Advisory Committee for Box.

    Recently recognized as the 2022 Southern California CIO of the Year by the Inspire CIO Leadership Network, Theresa is a frequent speaker on leadership and technology topics and is a mentor for STEM Advantage and Women in Technology Hollywood.

    Theresa holds a B.B.A. in management information systems from Texas A&M University.  She is a graduate of UCLA’s Executive Program of Management.

  • Greg Moore
    Vice President, CIO
    KB Home

  • 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.

  • Murali Nemani

    As Chief Marketing Officer, Murali is responsible for helping enterprises understand and apply the power of Generative AI into their most critical business applications. At Aisera, his mission is to educate and inform industries to achieve a self-service model, where customers and employees are able to find answers and fulfill their wishes with minimal human intervention. Murali’s extensive background working with disruptive technologies and high-growth startups has offered him a window into scaling businesses and driving mass market adoption of innovative platforms. Prior to Aisera, Murali helped develop the AIOps market at ScienceLogic, leading the company to a 5x ARR growth during his tenure and being recognized as a 2x Forrester WAVE leader. Murali is a Cisco-alum leading global marketing efforts for their multi-billion-dollar video and mobility portfolios. Murali also served as a recurring guest lecturer at Stanford Business School sharing case studies from his personal work experience to 2nd year MBA students on the adoption of disruptive technologies.

  • Helen Norris
    VP & CIO
    Chapman University

    Helen Norris is Vice President for information technology and CIO at Chapman University, where she is responsible for leading the university’s information technology strategy and services, and oversight of the University Library.

    Previously, Helen was the Associate CIO at California State University, Sacramento, where she focused on enterprise systems, data analytics, and infrastructure. Before that, Helen spent twelve years at UC Berkeley where she held progressive information technology management roles at both the departmental and central levels.  She also previously worked as VP for IT for an advertising agency and a law firm, both in St. Louis, Missouri.

    Helen serves on several boards.  She was appointed to serve a 4-year term on the EDUCAUSE (educause.edu) Board of Directors starting October 2019.  She serves as the Vice-Chair of the Southern California Society for Information Management (scsim.org) and Chair of the board of the National Endowment for Financial Education (nefe.org).  Additionally, she is a member of the board of advisors for EmpowHer Institute (empowher.org), whose mission is to empower young women through education, training, and mentorship as they prepare for college and their careers. She serves on the Dell Higher Education Advisory Board and the governing board for the CIO Summit in Los Angeles.  She previously served as the Director of the Sacramento Women in Technology International (witi.com) network.

    Originally from Ireland, Helen has a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, and a Master's degree in Computer Resource Management and Business Administration from Webster University in St. Louis. She is a certified Project Management Professional.

  • Anna O'Donoghue
    Sales Director, Southwest

    Anna is the Sales Director for Cyera, working with Cyera’s Southern California customers and partners. She has 10 years of experience in the cyber security industry, with expertise in cloud and data security.

  • August Pelliccio
    Associate Editor
    HMG Strategy


  • Thomas Phelps
    SVP of Corporate Strategy & CIO

    Thomas Phelps IV is the VP of Corporate Strategy & CIO for Laserfiche, a global provider of enterprise content management and process automation software. Thomas joined Laserfiche in 2014 and leads IT, industry marketing, analyst relations and major strategic initiatives. He was part of the executive team that launched Laserfiche Cloud in 2015, and led security and compliance efforts to obtain a SOC 2 attestation. Thomas led corporate initiatives for Laserfiche to be recognized as a Challenger in the Gartner MQ for Content Services Platform for the first time in 2017 and 2018, a Peer Insights rating of 4.7 (out of 5.0) as of August 18, 2019, and a Leader in the Nucleus Research 2019 ECM Value Matrix. He created the team that redesigned Laserfiche certification courses used to train customers and over 300 solution providers globally.

    Prior to Laserfiche, Thomas was the national entertainment and media champion for cybersecurity at PwC. He led the initiative to innovate content security practices used worldwide in the motion picture industry. He also developed the PwC methodologies and marketing collateral for the new Telecom and Network Services practice. He was the Advisory Services leader for two major accounts generating over $12M in annual advisory revenue, including a client service team that received the PwC Chairman’s Award. He provided Fortune 500 clients with guidance on IT transformation, security, privacy, internal audit and business continuity management. He designed and implemented solutions and risk management programs to address SOX, HIPAA, GLBA and other regulations. In addition, Thomas was part of three new business initiatives at Motorola. This included the start-up Internet Software Products Division (Austin, TX), the multi-billion dollar Motorola MOS 12 (Chandler, AZ) semiconductor fab, and a new production line for Motorola Radius GP 300 radios (Mt. Pleasant, IA). 

    Thomas is the Chairperson of Long Beach AcceleratorTM, a non-profit whose mission is to accelerate early stage startups with seed funding, mentorship and exit strategy. He is on the ISACA 50th Anniversary Panel, providing governance and speaking at events for a cybersecurity and IT audit standards-setting organization—with 460,000 engaged individuals in 188 countries and 220 chapters. He is on the Executive Board for Innovate@UCLA, an executive IT organization sponsored by UCLA, and the Marketing Chair for the Southern California, Society of Information Management (www.SCSIM.org). Thomas is also the Director of Corporate Relations for LA Blockchain Lab. He has co-authored the book, Telecommunications Cost Management, published by CRC Press. He has contributed to several ISACA publications including Risks of Customer Relationship Management, a joint book effort with PwC. He earned his BBA in MIS from the University of Texas at Austin. In 2019, Thomas became an adjunct professor teaching IT Auditing and Analytics in the USC Masters in Accounting program.

  • Steve Phillpott
    President, SIM San Diego

    Steve brings 20+ years of leadership experience across multiple industries and companies such as Qualcomm, Gateway, Western Digital, Illumina and Intel spin-off, Solidigm.

    Steve led a one of a kind, complex simultaneous integration of 3 Fortune 500 companies, Western Digital, Hitachi Global Storage(HGST) and SanDisk.  He used this opportunity to completely transform the technology foundation of the company and deploy one of the largest cloud ERP applications helping to modernize business processes and streamline application support.

    He has continually deployed diverse technologies achieving better business outcomes including running the world’s largest commercial Cloud based High Performance Computing (HPC) simulation, leveraging 1 million cores across 3 of Amazon’s Data Centers, improving performance of an engineering product simulation from 30 days down to just 7 hours driving improved product time to market.

    In his role as Chief Data /Analytics Officer, he drove the 5+ year vision and deployment of a big data analytics/AI platform architecture that led to the consumption of over 100 trillion manufacturing data points per day while delivering near real time information used to make important business decisions and drive improved product quality and saving over  $ ½ Billion.

    A recognized industry expert, Steve has received numerous awards including 2020 CIO Hall of Fame. He is a frequent speaker on IT innovation, transformation, Data/Analytics/AI and cloud optimization strategies at many leading industry events.

  • Lance Ralls
    Vice Chair
    SIM Southern California

    Lance Ralls is a hybrid global CIO/CTO who rapidly delivers impact to profit and revenue. He is regularly told he is a rare bilingual executive who can speak both the language of business and technology fluently. Lance Ralls, Global CIO/CTO at MerchSource, is responsible for leading the company’s global Technology and Data services, policy, strategy, operations, governance, privacy policy, financial management and Cyber Security across all ThreeSixty’s global business groups and brands: FAO Schwarz, Sharper Image, Vornado, and Discovery.

    Lance’s global corporate executive and management experience spans multiple industries and includes tenures during dramatic growth at Belkin International, Pelican, MerchSource, DIRECTV, Sony, Warner Bros, NBC Universal, Mattel, Cognizant, and PwC.

    Lance’s work has successfully impacted millions of customers, thousands of employees, and created multi-million dollars of business growth by his understanding that technology is only 25% of the solution and you must address the remaining 75% by understanding the process and organization impact for maximum impact from your IT organization.

    At thirteen, Lance started his first job, changing tires at his father’s tire store.  He soon decided he wanted to be the fastest and most effective tire-changer in the shop, which he achieved beating those around him with decades of practice. This is where his love for endless efficiency was born and he follows the same approach when creating solutions that impact customers he serves from consuming tv shows, purchasing electronics/toys, buying movie tickets, or scheduling teams on projects.

    Lance also served as an advisory member on the Economic Development Advisory Council to El Segundo City Council promoting growth and community support in the region.  He enjoys and has successfully coached hundreds of kids in soccer and baseball for over 10 years, focusing on the process of play, not the outcome.  He has always focused on building character in how to work as a team as well as how to deal with failure which in turn delivers success which has led his teams to winning numerous championships.

    Lance holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).

  • Michael Rich
    Director of IT Security, Infrastructure and Operations
    Motion Picture Industry Pension & Health Plans

    Michael Rich is the Director of Security, Infrastructure & Operations at the Motion Picture Pension and Health Care Plans.  In this role he is the CISO and is responsible for all aspects of the Plans’ Information Technology security  posture to include strategy, planning, technical IT compliance, and daily security operations.  In addition he is responsible for the Infrastructure & Operations side of the house but thankfully has an amazing staff to keep him out of trouble.

    Prior to the Plans, Michael served a full career in the Air Force in a large variety of leadership jobs ranging from supporting the Secretary of the Air Force to tactical deployed operations.  Between the Air Force and the Plans he was at MITRE and supported the GPS Program Office while also contributing to the ATT&CK framework.

    Michael is an inveterate hacker and has never met a problem he didn’t try to solve with Python.  He has spoken at DEFCON, BSides Las Vegas, and several other IT security conferences.  He holds Master’s degrees from the University of New Mexico and Air University, and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland.”

  • Sanjib Sahoo
    EVP and Global Chief Digital Officer
    Ingram Micro

    Sanjib Sahoo serves as executive vice president and chief digital officer for Ingram Micro Inc. In this role, Sahoo leads Ingram Micro’s strategic efforts to further accelerate the development of innovative, world-class customer and user experiences designed to shape and create competitive advantage and differentiation for the business. His responsibilities include leading the digital transformation and modernization of the company’s customer-facing platforms, including applications, subscription services and consumption models for billing. Sahoo joined Ingram Micro in June 2021. Sahoo brings a diverse and global background to the company, with over 20 years of experience leading global enterprise IT strategy, services, digital platforms, application deployment and technology operations. He most recently served as a member of the senior executive team and CIO for the transport business of XPO Logistics. Prior to XPO, Sahoo was CIO and chief technology officer for TradeMonster (E*Trade/Morgan Stanley), where he led the vision and execution for a first-of-a kind online trading platform for both web and mobile. Early in his career, he worked in building applications for several financial services organizations, including Citibank, Charles Schwab (then Xpresstrade), and Deutsche Bank. In October 2021, Sahoo was one of ten global leaders named to Constellation Research’s Business Transformation 150 Hall of Fame. He has authored numerous technology models and white papers on Risk and Innovation Leadership, Leadership Development, Innovative Marketing, Open Source Architecture, and Mobile Strategy, and holds several patents on Dynamic Communications and Streaming for Mobile Devices. He is a member of the Forbes Technology Council and a contributor to Wired and the Harvard Business Review. Sahoo is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program and holds a master's degree in computer applications from the Institute of Man

  • Bhavin Shah
    Founder and CEO

    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.

  • George Sheth MBA, FHIMSS
    Managing Partner
    Diligent Partners, LLC

    George Sheth is Managing Partner of Diligent Partners, LLC, a retained executive search firm he co-founded in 2009.  Previously, he was Executive Director and Healthcare Practice Leader at another retained executive search firm based in Southern California.  Prior to that, George was a Strategy Consulting Principal focused on health plan IT strategy consulting within Kaiser Permanente's Information Technology division.  Prior to Kaiser Permanente, Mr. Sheth held executive management roles in the national healthcare consulting practices of Capgemini (now Accenture) and IBM / PricewaterhouseCoopers.  He started his career in operational management roles at Health Net and Maxicare Health Plans in the 1980s.  Besides retained executive search, his areas of expertise include executive coaching, board governance, strategic business planning, business process redesign, new venture and product development, program/project management, and the application of technology to grow businesses and solve strategic and operational issues.

    As a volunteer leader many times over, Mr. Sheth currently serves as Member Relations Board Advisor for the Southern California Chapter of Society for Information Management (www.scsim.org), the premier not-for-profit organization of information technology experts, including CIOs, CTOs and emerging IT leaders. Since 2010, he also has been a frequent presenter/panelist at CIO summits across the West Coast for HMG Strategy (www.hmgstrategy.com) for whom Mr. Sheth serves on its Advisory Board.  For several years, George served as Board Governance Committee Chair and as a member of the HR Committee on the Board of Directors of the Bob Hope USO (www.BobHopeUSO.org).  For over a decade, George served on the HIMSS Southern California Chapter Board, where he served his one-year term as President in 2008-2009.  A diehard Trojan, George has served on the University of Southern California (USC) Asian Pacific Alumni Association Board (served as President: 2006-2007), the USC Marshall Alumni Association National Board, the USC Marshall Partners Board, the USC Alumni Association Board of Governors Executive Committee, and the USC Trojan CEO Network Board.

    George has a B.A. degree from Occidental College and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Southern California with an executive M.B.A. in International Business.

    George has supported numerous clients, including AccentureAECOMAmgen, Apria HealthcareAvasant, BodySyncBlue Shield of CaliforniaCaiman ConsultingCardinal Health / CareFusionCedars-SinaiCIGNACity of Hope Medical CenterCSCHealth NetICANNJohnson ControlsKaiser PermanenteL.A. Care Health PlanMartin Luther King, Jr. Community HospitalScrippsHealthSaban Community ClinicSouthern California EdisonSutter HealthTrianzUniHealth AmericaUnitedHealth GroupWellPoint/Anthem, and Zurich Insurance Group.

  • Jenn Stringer
    Vice President, Chief Digital Officer
    J. Paul Getty Trust

    Jenn Stringer is the Vice President and Chief Digital Officer for the J. Paul Getty Trust. She oversees Trust-wide strategic digital initiatives, including systems that support expansive digital art and photography collections, cultural heritage data management, and the archives of the Getty Library, the world’s largest dedicated to the visual arts and architecture.

    She has held positions in both IT and libraries at Stanford University and New York University. Prior to Getty, she was at the University of California, Berkeley, as the Associate Vice Chancellor for IT and Chief Information Officer.

    A leader, technologist, and librarian passionate about technology and access to information as strategic enablers to support academic and public institutions. She believes technology can and should be a force for good in the world.

    She graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz, with honors in history and completed her master's in library and information science at San Jose State University. A Frye Leadership Institute Fellow and past member of the EDUCAUSE Institute of Management Faculty, she is on the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) Steering Committee and a former Viewpoints Editor for Educause Review.

  • Dan Turchin

    Dan Turchin is the CEO and Founder of PeopleReign (www.peoplereign.io), the leading AI platform for employee service automation. Prior to PeopleReign, Dan was the CEO of AIOps leader InsightFinder. Previously, he co-founded Astound, an AI-first enterprise platform for HR and IT, and was Vice President of Product at DevOps leader BigPanda, Chief Product Officer at security analytics company AccelOps (now Fortinet), and a Senior Director of Product Strategy at ServiceNow. He serves on the board of Auger, the open-source automated machine learning framework. He also served as a founding board member at Rhomobile prior to its acquisition by Motorola.In 2000, Dan co-founded Aeroprise and served as CEO until it was acquired in 2010 by BMC Software. He is an active angel investor and advisor with a portfolio of more than 30 companies. Dan has published over 100 episodes of AI and the Future of Work, the most downloaded podcast about the future of work. Dan’s passionate about building great teams that build great products that solve hard problems that change lives. He’s a big fan of Orwell, Dr. Seuss, youth soccer, adventure sports, and Tynker.

  • Andrew Wolfe
    Co-Founder & Co-CEO

    I am the co-CEO of Bloomfilter, a company that helps software executives and leaders illuminate the path to software project success through our platform.

    As a leader and executive dedicated to building world-class teams and solutions to the world’s hardest technology problems, I advise startups and enterprises on the right way to adopt cutting-edge technology into their companies and products while ensuring that their teams can handle the innovations themselves.

    I am passionate about anticipating technology needs and solving problems before they actually become problems. Get in touch with me here or via either of the channels below.

  • Wael Younan
    Chief Information Officer/Chief Information Security Officer

    Experienced Chief Information Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & health care industry. Skilled in Enterprise Risk Management and Information Security. Strong demonstrated leadership in Information Technology and building successful teams. B.S. focused in Telecommunications Management from DeVry University.


September 14, 2023, 7:45 AM - 4:00 PM PT

7:45 - 8:45 AM

Breakfast and Networking

8:45 - 9:05 AM                                                                         

Welcome and Introduction

Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy

Thomas Phelps, SVP of Corporate Strategy and CIO, Laserfiche

Lea Eriksen, Director of Technology & Innovation and CIO, City of Long Beach

9:05 - 9:20 AM

EXECUTIVE FIRESIDE CHAT: How to Change Your Business Forever

Sanjib Sahoo, EVP and Chief Digital Officer, Ingram Micro  interviewed by Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy

In this opening fireside chat, you will hear what it takes to be a visionary leader and how by empowering your team to perform while you transform you can radically change the trajectory of your company and create and capture more value for everyone. 

Join Hunter Muller, while he interviews Sanjib Sahoo, an award-winning global leader responsible for the digital disruption of three high-profile industries and the growing adoption of Digital Fitness among today’s technology leaders. As EVP and CDO of Ingram Micro, a $50B technology distributor operating in more than 60 countries with 27,000 associates covering six continents, Sahoo is spearheading his third digital disruption and business transformation—the B2B tech industry. A believer of being imperfectly perfect, Sahoo aspires to inspire others to embrace the art of possible and not limit their challenges, but challenge their limits. During this chat, Sahoo will share his philosophy and actionable insight on what it takes to perform while you transform and how working together your team can change your business forever.

9:20 – 9:55 AM                                                                                          

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Visionary Leadership: Driving a Modern AI Enterprise and a Secure Digital Agenda

MODERATOR:  Thomas Phelps, SVP of Corporate Strategy and CIO, Laserfiche

Gary Gooden, Former Vice President of Information Technology, Relativity Space

Robin Alkeine, AVP, Solutions Engineering, RingCentral

Suzie Bonner, Chief Information Officer and SVP, Reliance Steel

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. 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.

9:55 - 10:00 AM

HMG 2023 Global Leadership Institute Award Presentation

Thomas Phelps, SVP of Corporate Strategy and CIO, Laserfiche

10:00 – 10:30 AM                                                                              

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

10:30 – 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

Patrick Maroney, High Tech Industry Executive Advisor, SAP

Murali Nemani, Chief Marketing Officer, Aisera

Elizabeth Hilbing, Senior Program Manager and Principal IT Business Partner, The Boeing Company

Gregory Moore, Vice President, CIO, KB Home

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 – 12:00 PM                                                                                

EXECUTIVE KEYNOTE: How to Craft Your Secure AI Copilot Strategy

Bhavin Shah, CEO & Founder, Moveworks

If you’ve used technologies like ChatGPT, GitHub Copilot, or Midjourney, then you’ve experienced the magic of copilots. But you’re probably also wondering how this type of experience could be applied across all your enterprise apps and data. Join Bhavin Shah, CEO and Founder of Moveworks, as he shares a useful framework explaining how to do just that — for every use case and investment level.In this session you will:

  • Learn the latest, cutting-edge techniques required for each kind of copilot
  • Discover how to get the most value out of LLMs through fine-tuning, augmentation, and grounding
  • Explore a single conversational interface that connects every single enterprise systems
  • Get a sneak peek into what’s coming next with enterprise-ready generative AI

12:00 - 1:00 PM                                                                            

Lunch and Networking

SIM Southern California Updates

SCSIM Introduction - Lance Ralls, Vice Chair, SCSIM

SCSIM Philanthropy - Nancy Kim-Yun, Senior Vice President, NSS Partners

HMG 2023 Global Leadership Institute Award Presentation and Photo

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

Michael Keithley, CIO, United Talent Agency

Joel Manfredo, Chief Information, Innovation and Digital Officer, Motion Picture Industry Pension & Health Plans

Helen Norris, VP, Chief Information Officer, Chapman University

Sanjib Sahoo, Executive Vice President and Global Chief Digital Officer, Ingram Micro

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


1:00 – 1:10 PM         

Group Photo on the Terrace

1:10 - 1:35


MODERATOR: Michael Keithley, CIO, United Talent Agency

Anna O'Donoghue, Sales Director, Southwest, Cyera

Andrew Wolfe, Co-Founder, Bloomfilter

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

1:35 - 1:55 PM      

EXECUTIVE FIRESIDE CHAT:  Accelerating Value Realization from Cloud Investments 

Induprakas Keri, SVP, NC1 & NC2, Nutanix interviewed by Hunter Muller, Founder and CEO, HMG Strategy

There’s a paradox in the cloud. Public cloud infrastructure has set the standard for increased agility and flexibility -- but the cost and refactoring effort is under scrutiny and challenging business’ ability to take advantage of it. In addition, cost management initiatives result in businesses leveraging multiple clouds driving increased complexity.

Hear from Induprakas Keri, SVP, NCI & NC2 at Nutanix as he discusses best practices to continue to innovate in a digital world, while making the most of your on-prem, managed and public cloud investments.

1:55 - 2:20 PM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners   

2:20 - 2:50 PM

Security Innovation:  Going Beyond Protection to Make Security a Competitive Advantage

MODERATOR:  Lance Ralls, Vice Chair, SCSIM

Michelle Sypinero, Assistant VP for Information Security, Deputy CISO, Chapman University

Mani Keerthi Nagothu, Americas Field CISO, SentinelOne

Wael Younan, CIO/CISO, CalOptima

Cybersecurity strategies are often developed with a defensive mindset. But for companies that have strong safeguards in place, this can provide them with a competitive advantage over industry rivals – especially if they are using AI to help strengthen their posture.

In this timely and compelling executive panel discussion, CISOs and security leaders will share how cybersecurity can provide organizations with a competitive edge along with the steps that can be taken to do so and the role that AI can play in these efforts.

2:50 - 2:55 PM                                                                           

HMG 2023 Global Leadership Institute Award Presentation

Wael Younan, CIO/CISO, CalOptima

2:55 – 3:15 PM  

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners  

3:15 - 3:50 PM


BREAKTHROUGH INSIGHTS PANEL:  Generative AI:  Will it Revolutionize Customer and Employee Experiences?

MODERATOR: Carmella Cassetta, VP & Chief Information Officer, Hoag Health System

Michael Rich, Director of IT Security, Infrastructure and Operations, Motion Picture Industry Pension and Health Care Plans

Helen Norris, VP, Chief Information Officer, Chapman University

Jim Boyle, Vice President Managed Services Operations (MSO), Hoag Health System

Dan Turchin, CEO and Founder, PeopleReign

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. Enter generative artificial intelligence (AI) tools like Microsoft Copilot, ChatGPT, Amazon CodeWhisperer and other cutting-edge solutions that enable innovative CIOs to achieve both objectives. Generative AI tools offer the potential to unearth fresh insights into customer preferences and shifting behaviors, fueling new business opportunities ahead of the market. Simultaneously, these tools can be used to optimize internal operations, enhance productivity, and elevate the employee experience. 

Join our executive panel discussion as world-class CIOs, technology leaders and industry executives share their recommendations for utilizing customer and enterprise data within AI tools – while protecting proprietary data. Gain invaluable insights on mining new business opportunities, maximizing data monetization, boosting organizational efficiency, and fostering an exceptional employee experience. Discover how these strategies position companies at the forefront of innovation.

3:50 – 4:15 PM                                                                                    


EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Leading as The CEO of Technology – Preparing for What’s Next

MODERATOR: George Sheth, Managing Partner, Diligent Partners

Theresa Miller, CIO & EVP, Information Technology, Lionsgate

Jenn Stringer, Chief Digital Officer, J. Paul Getty Trust

Randi Levin, Chief Executive Officer, The Women in Tech Accelerator

The world and the business community has experienced more turbulence in the past 3 years than we’ve seen in a century – a global pandemic, massive supply-chain disruptions, the War in Ukraine, an international recession and other geo-political shockwaves. As the CEO of Technology, CIOs need the ability to peer around the corner and to anticipate what might be coming next to enable the business to succeed. In this compelling Executive Panel discussion, world-class CIOs and industry experts share the type of leadership acumen that’s needed to succeed in today’s uncertain environment, to lead through the C-suite and the Board and to guide employees to a brighter future.

4:15 PM                                                                             

Closing Remarks & Raffle Prizes

Cocktail Reception on the Terrace 

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.

  • Nutanix

    Nutanix offers a single platform to run all your apps and data across multiple clouds while simplifying operations and reducing complexity. Trusted by companies worldwide, Nutanix powers hybrid multicloud environments efficiently and cost effectively. This enables companies to focus on successful business outcomes and new innovations.


Platinum Partners

  • Aisera

    Aisera is the industry’s first proactive, personalized, and predictive AI Service Management (AISM) solution that is purpose-built to automate tasks and actions for IT, HR, Facilities, and Customer Service. Aisera's next-generation AI Service Desk works with existing service desk solutions to deliver an end-to-end AI Service Experience for employees and customers. The AI Service Desk automates and resolves more than 50 percent of tasks, requests, and workflows to deliver self-service to users.

  • 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.

  • SAP

    As the market leader in enterprise application software, SAP is helping companies of all sizes and in all industries run better by redefining ERP and creating networks of intelligent enterprises that provide transparency, resiliency, and sustainability across supply chains. Our end-to-end suite of applications and services enables our customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and make a difference worldwide.

  • 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.


Gold Partners

  • Appian

    Appian is a software company that automates business processes. The Appian AI Process Platform includes everything you need to design, automate, and optimize even the most complex processes, from start to finish. The world's most innovative organizations trust Appian to improve their workflows, unify data, and optimize operations—resulting in better growth and superior customer experiences. For more information, visit appian.com. [Nasdaq: APPN]

  • 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.

  • Netskope

    Netskope, a global cybersecurity leader, is redefining cloud, data, and network security to help organizations apply zero trust principles to protect data. Fast and easy to use, the Netskope platform provides optimized access and zero trust security for people, devices, and data anywhere they go. Netskope helps customers reduce risk, accelerate performance, and get unrivaled visibility into any cloud, web, and private application activity. Thousands of customers, including more than 25 of the Fortune 100, trust Netskope and its powerful NewEdge network to address evolving threats, new risks, technology shifts, organizational and network changes, and new regulatory requirements. Learn how Netskope helps customers be ready for anything on their SASE journey.

  • Nth Generation

    With a legacy of over 26 years, Nth Generation provides cutting edge, consultative IT services, encompassing a suite of IT solutions. Whether your focus is hybrid IT, security, compliance, intelligent edge analytics, transformative solutions or an array of technologies, Nth is a trusted industry advisor. We offer the distinction of tenured experts, including account managers and project managers, solution architects and certified solution engineers. The Nth team – partnered with an expanding array of innovative, renowned manufacturers – collaborates with your IT team, to ensure you achieve the most appropriate, proven, innovative methodology and IT infrastructure.

  • Pure Storage

    Pure Storage helps customers build a better world with data. The Pure Storage Data Platform, powered by all-flash storage, offers a simpler, more effective, and more flexible solution for cloud infrastructure and data-rich applications like artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data analytics. With Satmetrix-certified NPS performance in the top 1% of B2B companies, Pure has an ever-expanding range of customers who are some of the happiest in the world.

  • Twilio, Inc.

    Twilio’s trusted Customer  Engagement Platform empowers you to build uniquely personal relationships at scale with customers around the globe. Create data driven, meaningful relationships with your customers across every digital channel with the ability to unlock all of your data, at unrivaled global scale, and built-in intelligence at every layer.

  • Varonis

    Varonis is a pioneer in data security and analytics, specializing in software for data protection, threat detection and response, and compliance. Varonis protects enterprise data by analyzing data activity, perimeter telemetry, and user behavior; prevents disaster by locking down sensitive data; and efficiently sustains a secure state with automation.


Supporting Partners

  • Meriplex

    Meriplex is a managed technology solutions provider that enables transformation by combining secure, innovative technology with advanced expertise. As a trusted partner, we deliver business-driven solutions that provide the scalability and support needed to power growth for organizations. To learn more, visit www.meriplex.com or follow us on LinkedIn.

  • OpenText

    OpenText is the leader in Enterprise Information Management, helping customers to create a Digital-First World by simplifying, transforming, and accelerating their information needs. Over 100,000 customers already use OpenText solutions, either on premises or in our cloud.

  • SHE Informationtechnologie AG

    she.net is a German-Romanian software development company that offers you high quality software outsourcing to Europe at a fair price. With over 250 employees, we have a wide pool of highly qualified software engineers who can start working on your project within a few days. Our customers appreciate our more than 35 years of experience, an enormously low turnover rate rate as well as the time zone turbo: Benefit now from waking up when your next software project is ready!


Trailblazer Partners

  • Cyera

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


Reception Partners

  • Persistent Systems

    With over 21,500 employees located in 18 countries, Persistent Systems (BSE & NSE: PERSISTENT) is a global services and solutions company delivering Digital Engineering and Enterprise Modernization. Persistent was named to the Forbes Asia Best Under a Billion 2021 list, representing consistent top-and bottom-line performance as well as growth. www.persistent.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).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Nutanix

    Nutanix offers a single platform to run all your apps and data across multiple clouds while simplifying operations and reducing complexity. Trusted by companies worldwide, Nutanix powers hybrid multicloud environments efficiently and cost effectively. This enables companies to focus on successful business outcomes and new innovations.

  • Palo Alto Networks

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Upwork

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

  • Zoom

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Netskope

    Netskope, a global cybersecurity leader, is redefining cloud, data, and network security to help organizations apply zero trust principles to protect data. Fast and easy to use, the Netskope platform provides optimized access and zero trust security for people, devices, and data anywhere they go. Netskope helps customers reduce risk, accelerate performance, and get unrivaled visibility into any cloud, web, and private application activity. Thousands of customers, including more than 25 of the Fortune 100, trust Netskope and its powerful NewEdge network to address evolving threats, new risks, technology shifts, organizational and network changes, and new regulatory requirements. Learn how Netskope helps customers be ready for anything on their SASE journey.

  • Box

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

  • SAP

    As the market leader in enterprise application software, SAP is helping companies of all sizes and in all industries run better by redefining ERP and creating networks of intelligent enterprises that provide transparency, resiliency, and sustainability across supply chains. Our end-to-end suite of applications and services enables our customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and make a difference worldwide.


Strategic Partners

  • Egon Zehnder

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

  • Heidrick & Struggles

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

  • Korn Ferry

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

  • Spencer Stuart

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


Alliance Partners

  • Greylock Partners

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

  • Lightspeed Venture Partners

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

  • Menlo Ventures

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

  • Sequoia Capital

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

  • Cyberstarts

    We have spent years building industry leading companies. We bring this trove of experience and relationships to every venture we invest in. Cyberstarts was the brainchild of many deep conversations with our most successful cyber peers to distill the holy grail that enabled us to build important companies. It soon became clear that the trajectory to success is determined at a venture’s earliest start. That our deep inside perspective and highly engaged network during this critical earliest stage were unique ingredients in our successes. By aggregating these close relationships for entrepreneurs who we believe in, we knew that we can create incredible value for our tight network of CISOs who enjoy the earliest access to solutions that they help to define. These peers became investors and Cyberstarts became the only VC primarily funded by the industry’s most successful cybersecurity founders.

  • GTM Capital

    GTM Capital is singularly focused on helping our portfolio companies gain a massive competitive advantage by rapidly accelerating customer traction.


Association Partners

  • SIM Southern California

    The Southern California Chapter of the Society for Information Management (SCSIM) is a chapter within the Society for Information Management (SIM), a prestigious professional association of executives, academics, and consultants in the information management field. Chapters of SIM are geographically based. SCSIM represents Southern California and is one of approximately 30 chapters of SIM worldwide. SCSIM conducts a number of important services for its members, including coordinating with SIM International regarding worldwide issues of vital interest to all SIM members, and offering local Southern California focused services to SCSIM members such as quarterly events hosted in Southern California, CIO roundtable's, new member orientation, member directory, community service activities, and so on.



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