International Advisory Board

Our International Advisory Board is comprised of technology leaders who have global oversight of technology and business strategy at Fortune 2000 organizations. HMG Strategy Executive Leadership Summits have become the most highly regarded thought leadership events for C-level executives and technology executives.


Held in more than 30 locations annually, the content for each unique summit is created through the combined efforts with our regional Advisory Boards. Advisory Board members are invited and encouraged to participate on boards beyond their local region and become a member of our International Advisory Board of global executive leaders.


John Varkey

Vice President, Enterprise Digital Services - Waste Management

John Varkey is the Vice President, Enterprise Digital Services for Waste Management. In this role, John is responsible for setting the technology direction for the organization and for enhancing and operating Waste Management’s applications and infrastructure. Key initiatives include integrating acquisitions, supporting the digital growth agenda, and improving the performance of the company’s technology assets.

John has 20 years of experience managing IT teams. Prior to joining Waste Management, John was CIO of Direct Energy.  He has previously held IT management positions with companies such as ADP and JPMorgan Chase.

John received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University and an MBA from Rice University.

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